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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.
Nelson-Doran Funeral Home and Crematory, Brainerd
www.nelson-doran.com

Donald A. Lange

Posted on 5/3/2012

BAXTER — Donald A. Lange, 84, of Baxter, died on Thursday, May 3, 2012, at Good Samaritan Village-Woodland in Brainerd, Minn. Arrangements are pending with Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter.
Brenny Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services
www.brenny.com
(800) 824-5051

Sandra M. Coe

Posted on 5/3/2012

March 8, 1962 — April 24, 2012
BAXTER — Sandra Marie Coe, 50 years old of Baxter, Minn., passed away at home on April 24, 2012.
Visitation will be at 10 a.m. with a memorial service at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 4. Services will be at Nelson-Doran Funeral Home, Brainerd, Minn.
Sandra was born March 8, 1962, to the late Elmer and Anne (Swenson) Kray in Royalton, Minn. Sandra grew up in Royalton. After graduation she went to college where she met her husband. They were later divorced. Sandra enjoyed doing arts and crafts, cooking and spending time with family.

Ken Ponsness and Kass Ponsness

Ken Ponsness and Kass Ponsness

Posted on 5/3/2012

MERRIFIELD — Ken Ponsness, 56, and Kass Ponsness, 57, of Merrifield, died on Monday, April 30, 2012, at their home. Services will be held at noon Saturday, May 5, 2012, at the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter with Father George Zeck officiating. Family and friends are welcome to gather one hour prior to services and stay following the services for a reception in the Brenny Funeral Chapel Reception Room.
Kathleen Marie Wlaznak was born Oct. 16, 1954, in St. Cloud, Minn., the daughter of Dominic and Florence (Woods) Wlaznak.

Ken Ponsness and Kathleen Ponsness

Posted on 5/3/2012

MERRIFIELD — Ken Ponsness, 56, and Kathleen Ponsness, 57, of Merrifield, died on Monday, April 30, 2012, at their home. Services will be held at noon Saturday, May 5, 2012, at the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter with Father George Zeck officiating. Family and friends are welcome to gather one hour prior to services and stay following the services for a reception in the Brenny Funeral Chapel Reception Room.
Brenny Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services
www.brenny.com
(800) 824-5051