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Obituaries

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Ruby Peters

Ruby Peters

Posted on 4/3/2012

Ruby Peters, age 94, of Brainerd, passed away Monday, April 2, 2012, at Essentia St. Joseph’s Medical Center. Ruby was born Oct. 31, 1917, in Tenstrike, Minn., the daughter of Clarence and Ruth (Sherwood) Collison.

Gene J. Gronau

Posted on 4/3/2012

Gene J. Gronau

Gene J. Gronau, age 60 of Brainerd, passed away unexpectedly at his home on April 1, 2012. He was born in Lynwood, Calif., on Feb. 4, 1952 to Henry and Anne (Larsen) Gronau.

Gene was employed as a wheelsman and watchman in the shipping industry for 35 years.

Gene will be deeply missed by his father, Henry; sister, Darlene Bruner; and niece, Dawn (Wade) Hollingsworth.

Gene was preceded in death by his mother, Anne.

Funeral services for Gene will be held on Thursday, April 5th at 11 a.m. at Halvorson-Johnson Funeral and Cremation Care.

Halvorson-Johnson

Donald Inwards

Posted on 4/3/2012

Donald Inwards, 70, of Brainerd, died Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at Good Samaritan Village. Arrangements are pending.

Brenny Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services
www.brenny.com
(800) 824-5051

John J. Johnson

John J. Johnson

Posted on 4/2/2012

John J. Johnson, age 85, of Baxter, passed away at his home on March 30, 2012. He was born in Wadena on July 7, 1926 to John and Myrtle (Watson) Johnson. He married Majel Wunderlich on March 29, 1947.

Gene J. Gronau

Posted on 4/2/2012

Gene J. Gronau, age 60, of Brainerd, died April 1, 2012. Arrangements are with Halvorson-Johnson Funeral and Cremation Care.

Loreen Arnold

Posted on 4/2/2012

Loreen Arnold, age 90, formerly of Pine River, passed away March 29, 2012, in Lewiston, Idaho. She was born June 13, 1921, to Lambert and Augustine Weiss.

Loreen is survived by her children: Sharon Swearingen and Robert Arnold; grandchildren: Deborah Blackburn, Laura Arnold and Heather Cowles; brothers, William Weiss and Verner Weiss; and sister, Edna Juvenal.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Carson; brothers Lawrence, Lambert, George, Walter, Bud, Herman, Fred and Arnold; and sisters, Frieda, Louise, Wilma, Irene and Alice.

Sister Mary Marcelline Virnig

Posted on 4/2/2012

LITTLE FALLS — Sister Mary Marcelline Virnig, 96-year-old resident of Little Falls, Minn., passed away Monday, April 2, 2012 at Clare Residence in Little Falls, Minn. Funeral arrangements are with the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls, Minn.

Roger N. Rutt

Roger N. Rutt

Posted on 4/2/2012

Roger N. Rutt, 58, of Breezy Point, died Saturday, March 31, 2012, at the University of Minnesota Hospital. Services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, April 6, 2012, at the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Pequot Lakes with Pastor Jim Rogers officiating. Family and friends are invited to gather Thursday evening from 5-7 p.m. at the Brenny Funeral Chapel. A reception will follow services on Friday in the Brenny Funeral Chapel Reception Room at Pequot Lakes. Interment at Breezy Point Cemetery.

Merl Fletcher

Posted on 4/1/2012

RANDALL — Merl R. Fletcher, 64 year old resident of Randall, passed away March 29 at his home. Funeral services for Merl R. Fletcher will be held April 2 at 11:30 a.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church in Cushing with Bob Mueller officiating. Burial will be in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery. Friends may call Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls April 2 from 10:30 a.m. until the service at Bethany Lutheran Church in Cushing. Arrangements are with the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls.

www.shelleyfuneralchapels.com

Roger Rutt

Posted on 4/1/2012

PEQUOT LAKES — Roger Rutt, 58, of Pequot Lakes, died March 31 at the University of Minnesota Hospital. Arrangments are pending.

Brenny Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services

www.brenny.com

800-824-5051