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Ralph Thiede

Ralph Thiede

Posted on 5/6/2012

BREEZY POINT — Ralph Thiede, age 76, of Breezy Point, passed away Friday, May 4, 2012, at his home. He was born in Motley, Minn., to Louis and Louise Thiede on April 19, 1936. Ralph married Mary Bacus on Aug. 9, 1980, in Zephyr Cove, Nev. His 33-year career was spent driving truck across seven western states. After retiring in 1991, he loved spending his time fishing and woodworking.

Pete Yungbauer

Posted on 5/6/2012

PEQUOT LAKES — Pete Yungbauer, age 76, of Pequot Lakes, passed away Sunday, May 6, 2012, at Essentia Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Brainerd. He was the owner and operator of Pete’s Small Engine Repair.
Services will be 11 a.m. on Friday, May 11, at St. Alice Catholic Church, Pequot Lakes, with Father George Zeck officiating. Visitation will be Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m., with Rosary at 7 p.m., at Kline Funeral Home, 30208 Lilac Drive, Pequot Lakes. Burial will be 3:30 p.m. on Friday, at St. Hubert’s Cemetery, Bluegrass, Minn. Arrangements are with Kline Funeral Home, Pequot Lakes.

Frank Ubel

Posted on 5/6/2012

BAXTER — Frank Ubel, 81, of Baxter, died Saturday, May 05, 2012, at Essentia Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd.
Services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 8, at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Baxter with Pastor Tom Barthel officiating. Family and friends are invited to gather Tuesday at the church starting at 12:30 p.m. Interment will take place the Christ Lutheran Church Columbarium.

Rickie J. Gallant Jr.

Rickie J. Gallant Jr.

Posted on 5/4/2012

DULUTH — Rickie Joe Gallant Jr. passed away April 22, 2012, at his home in Duluth, Minn. He was 48 years old. Rickie was born and raised in St. Cloud, where he graduated high school but had many family and friends in the Brainerd area. He attended Brown Institute in Minneapolis where he received a degree in electronics. He worked in that industry in the Twin Cities but later followed his passion and opened his own store where he sold and traded collectibles and memorabilia of all kinds.

Claire M. Clabots
American Veteran

Claire M. Clabots

Posted on 5/4/2012

MAPLEWOOD — Claire “Peggy” M. Clabots, age 86, of Maplewood, Minn., peacefully on May 3, 2012. Preceded in death by husband of 56 years, Charles; son, Tom; sisters, Jean Betty Brown, Mary “Sis” Stuntebeck and Roseanne Fitzgerald. Survived by sons, Charles and William (Connie); grandchildren, Amelia Erin, Jeffrey and Molly; sister-in-law, Mildred Mangan; other family and friends. Born in Staples, former resident of Brainerd. Service in the Korean Police Action with the Air Force as a nurse. She was a devoted mother and grandmother until the day she died.

Alan J. Stave

Posted on 5/4/2012

MINNEAPOLIS — Alan James Stave, age 58, of northeast Minneapolis, passed away May 1, 2012, at home. Survived by Polly, who Al was best friend and husband to for 35 years; parents, Darrell and Liz Stave, of Baxter, Minn.; blessed with daughters, Emi (Brian) and Bethany; his brothers, Bill (Betty), Jeff (JoEllen); and sister, Susan (Bruce); brother-in-law, Bob Warhol; nieces and nephews, Michael (Karen), Carrie (Steve), Randi (Joe) and Sam. Al was an employee at JJ Vanderson Company for 25 years.

Laura L. (Helmberger) Reed

Posted on 5/4/2012

Laura Lee (Helmberger) Reed, 59 years old, passed away peacefully at Essentia Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Brainerd, Minn., on May 3, 2012. She went to be with the Lord after a lengthy 10-year illness. Laura was born in Canby, Minn., and was raised in Albert Lea, Minn. She graduated from Albert Lea Senior High school in 1970. Laura worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant helping the elderly for 15 years. She and her husband relocated to the Motley area on Lake Lena in 1986 so that her husband could teach in the Robotics program in Staples.

Donald A. Lange
American Veteran

Donald A. Lange

Posted on 5/4/2012

Donald Arthur Lange, age 84, passed away Thursday, May 3, 2012, at Good Samaritan Village-Woodland, in Brainerd, Minn. He was born June 23, 1927, on the family farm, south of Pipestone, Minn., to Henry Herman and Alvina Marie (Ludolph) Lange, the 11th of 13 children.

Rita M. Breen Mangelsdorf

Posted on 5/3/2012

CARY, N.C. — Mrs. Rita Marie Breen Mangelsdorf, 80, died peacefully on Tuesday, April 24, 2012.
She was born in Neche, N.D., in 1931 to James and Agnes Breen. Rita received a degree in Home Economics from the University of North Dakota and taught school for eight years before marrying and becoming a full-time homemaker. Her ability to quickly make friends was helpful during the multiple moves she and Ted made with his career. She loved to cook, try new recipes, and entertain friends at home. Her hobbies included bridge, golf, and gardening.

Delores Parker

Posted on 5/3/2012

Delores Parker, 78, resident of Brainerd, died Thursday, May 3, 2012, at Good Samaritan Society-Woodland.
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