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Gilbert Zupon

Gilbert Zupon

Posted on 2/27/2014

PEQUOT LAKES — Gilbert Zupon, age 92, of Pequot Lakes, went to Heaven on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. He was born to George and Elizabeth Zupon on April 11, 1921, in St. Cloud. Gilbert was a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II. He married Dorothy Petersen on Sept. 13, 1963. They farmed in rural Pequot Lakes until the early 1980s. Gilbert was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, the Jenkins VFW and Pequot Lakes American Legion. He was a sweet, caring, loving man.

Jean Hillyer

Posted on 2/27/2014

PINE RIVER — Carroll “Jean” Hillyer, age 88, of Pine River, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at the Good Samaritan Society, Pine River. She was born to Herbert and Blanche Phenis on Dec. 19, 1925, in Toledo, Iowa. Jean worked for the Pine River Journal and Walker Pilot Independent as a linotype operator for many years, and from the early 1970s until retirement was a rural mail carrier, delivering for the west Backus/Hackensack routes. She was an avid reader, she enjoyed sewing, writing humorous poetry, drawing Disney cartoon characters for her children and putting puzzles together.

Lorna G. Tabor

Lorna G. Tabor

Posted on 2/27/2014

PEQUOT LAKES — Lorna Gladys Tabor 80, of Pequot Lakes, Minn., went to be with her Lord Feb. 10, 2014.

Lorna was born in Brainerd, Minn., on April 23, 1933, to the late Frank and Gladys (Blunt) Stevens. She married John Lyman Tabor on Sept. 9, 1950.

Jean Hillyer

Posted on 2/26/2014

PINE RIVER — Jean Hillyer, age 88, of Pine River, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. Services will be 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 1, at First Lutheran Church, Pine River. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Arrangements are with Kline Funeral Home, Pine River.

Gilbert Zupon

Posted on 2/26/2014

PEQUOT LAKES — Gilbert Zupon, age 92, of Pequot Lakes, passed away Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at the VA Hospital Care Center in St. Cloud. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 4, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Pine River. Visitation will be Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Kline Funeral Home, Pine River, and one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are with Kline Funeral Home, Pine River.

Sharon K. Manley

Sharon K. Manley

Posted on 2/26/2014

PINE RIVER — Sharon Kay Manley, age 53, of Pine River, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. She was born to Irie and Earlene Mills on July 26, 1960, in Brainerd. She danced through her life with laughter and smiles, helping everyone she met to see the joy in life. She is now dancing on sunshine for eternity and will be in our hearts forever.

Ernest A. Grossman

Ernest A. Grossman

Posted on 2/26/2014

BAXTER — Ernest “Ernie” Albert Grossman, age 94, of Baxter, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at the Legacy of Delano. He was born Aug. 20, 1919, in Staples Township, Minn., to Albert and Helina (Rupprecht) Grossman.

Ernie was a farmer who went on to work for and retire from the Railroad. He was united in marriage to Rose Marie Edwards on Nov. 20, 1941, in Staples, Minn. He loved to fish and spend time with his family. He was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Doug Harris; daughter-in-law, Carol Grossman; and a granddaughter, Aubrey Harris.

David G. Horak

David G. Horak

Posted on 2/26/2014

David George Horak, 69, of Brainerd, died Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter. Family and friends are invited to gather one hour prior to services and stay for a reception to follow in the Brenny Funeral Chapel Reception Room. Military honors will be conducted by the American Legion.

Robert M. Dunlap

Robert M. Dunlap

Posted on 2/26/2014

Robert “Bob” Merville Dunlap, age 85, a resident of Lake Hubert, Nisswa, passed away on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. He was born in Milford, Mass., on Oct. 31, 1928, to Harold and Coolene Dunlap and grew up in Hopedale, Mass. Bob joined the Air Force when he was 17.

He married and settled down in Minneapolis where he was employed by G&K Laundry for many years. In 1976, he moved to Lake Hubert where he worked several years for and retired from the State of Minnesota in Brainerd while enjoying the birds, his garden and winter ice fishing.

David G. Horak

Posted on 2/25/2014

David George Horak, 69, of Brainerd, died Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter. Family and friends are invited to gather one hour prior to services and stay for a reception to follow in the Brenny Funeral Chapel Reception Room.
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