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Mary Ada Landree

Posted on 3/16/2014

Mary Ada (Bastien) Landree, age 95, of Crosby joined her husband at the Lord’s table on March 7, 2014, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.

Gary Olander

Gary Olander

Posted on 3/16/2014

Gary LeRoy Olander age 68 of Wolford Township died at his home on March 14, 2014. He was born in Perry Lake Township on November 26, 1945 to Olaf and Elda (Foote) Olander. Gary married Wendy Ann LaSart on Nov. 28, 1971 in Crosby. He was a retired Teamster, Duluth Local 326.

Marlene Hanson

Posted on 3/16/2014

Marlene B. Hanson (nee Kunde), 79, mother of Dee Anne (Leonidas) Delacruz, Jeffrey (Sharon) Hanson, Steven (Milagros) Hanson, and Kristine Hanson; grandmother of Benjamin, Zacarias, Nicole, Kelli, Erik, and David; great-grandmother of Isabella; and sister of Marvin (Emily) Kunde. Preceded in death by brother, Maurice Kunde, and parents. Passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Private graveside service at Evergreen Cemetery, Brainerd.
Nelson-Doran Funeral Home and Crematory, Brainerd
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Bernard M. Tautges

Bernard M. Tautges

Posted on 3/14/2014

Bernard M. Tautges, 72, of Brainerd, passed away Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in Apache Junction, Ariz.

Edward ‘Eddo’ Thomas

Posted on 3/13/2014

AMERY, Wis. — Edward “Eddo” Stephen Thomas, age 93, of Amery, Wis., formerly of Deerwood, died on March 12, 2014, at the Willow Ridge Health Care Center in Amery, Wis. Ed was born on Jan. 7, 1921, in Crosby to Edward and Katherine (Stimac) Thomas. He was a retired employee of Inland Steel with 30 years of service. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Crosby.

Gerald M. Harden

Gerald M. Harden

Posted on 3/13/2014

PHOENIX, Ariz. — Gerald Mark Harden, 83, of Phoenix, Ariz., passed away on March 11, 2014. Gerald worked in the mines in Minnesota as a young man. Later he supported his family by working in the refrigeration and heating field, owning and operating his own business. But he was especially proud of several homes he singlehandedly built on land that he had purchased in Cave Creek, Ariz. Not only did he labor with skill, he trusted God for the means and was not disappointed in his faith.

Ruth Hoag

Ruth Hoag

Posted on 3/13/2014

CROSSLAKE — Ruth Hoag, 67, of Crosslake, passed away on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Tucson, Ariz., supported by her loving family.
She was born in January 1947 in Breckenridge, Minn. She grew up in Pipestone, Minn. Ruth received her nursing training at Miller Hospital, St. Paul.

Paul R. Dyndiuk

Posted on 3/12/2014

5/24/30 — 3/10/14

Much beloved by family and missed by many friends. Survived by wife of 57 years, Dolores (nee Docken) Dyndiuk; son, Peter (Jane); daughters, Deborah Simanski (Keith), Karen Walker (John), Kathy Dyndiuk; grandsons, Patrick Simanski (SO Mayra) and Thomas Simanski (SO Courtney); and great-granddaughter, Brooklyn Simanski. Memorial service at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 16, 2014, at Lutheran Church of the Cross in Nisswa, Minn.

Nelson-Doran Funeral Home and Crematory, Brainerd, Minn.

www.Nelson-Doran.com

218-829-4755

Marie V. Smith

Marie V. Smith

Posted on 3/12/2014

PINE RIVER — Marie Virginia Smith (Knutson), 95, of Pine River, passed away on March 9, 2014. She was born Feb. 19, 1919, in Albert Lea, Minn., to Jack and Elizabeth (Metraus) Knutson. She moved with her parents to Pine River, Minn., at age 9. She attended school there, graduating from high school in 1937 and from Teachers Normal Training (TNT) class in 1938. She then taught school at Agate Lake School near Brainerd, Minn. In 1939, she was married to Donald Hugh Smith Sr. From this union three sons were born: Donald H. Smith Jr., William E. Smith and David C. Smith.

Richard ‘Dick’ L. Young

Richard ‘Dick’ L. Young

Posted on 3/11/2014

AKELEY — Richard “Dick” L. Young, 76, of Akeley, Minn., died on March 9, 2014, at St. Joseph Area Health Service in Park Rapids, Minn. Services for Dick will be held on Friday, March 14, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter, Minn., with Pastor Darrell Morton officiating. A luncheon will follow services at the Brenny Funeral Chapel Reception Room. A visitation will be held on Thursday, March 13, 2014, from 5-7 p.m. at the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter, Minn.