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Obituaries

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Ila Strzelecki

Posted on 1/12/2012

Ila Strzelecki died on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, in Bloomington. Arrangements are pending with Brenny Funeral Chapel in Randall.
Brenny Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services
www.brenny.com
(800) 824-5051

Madeline M. Perkins

Madeline M. Perkins

Posted on 1/12/2012

STAPLES — Madeline M. Perkins, age 104, of Staples, passed away at the Lakewood Care Center on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012. A funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, Jan. 14 at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples. Visitation will be held one hour before Mass and on Friday from 5-7 p.m. at the Brenny Funeral Home in Staples with rosary and parish prayers beginning at 6:30 p.m. Burial will be at the Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Staples.

Kathleen Eck

Posted on 1/10/2012

Kathleen Eck, age 64, of Brainerd, passed away at her home surrounded by her family on Monday, Jan. 9, 2012. She was born Dec. 31, 1947, in Brainerd.
Kathleen is survived by her husband, Gary; children, Gomer Thompson, Troy Thompson, Beverly Patterson; parents, Vernon and Beverly Leibold; brother, Vernon Leibold Jr.; sisters, Marilyn Puetz, Diane Villnow, Julie Miles, Melanie Strobel, Loretta Pohlman, Karen Ojala; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Bernadine M. Thesing

Bernadine M. Thesing

Posted on 1/10/2012

Bernadine Thesing, age 79, resident of Brainerd, passed away on Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, at Good Samaritan Society-Bethany. She was born April 26, 1932, in Flensburg, Minn., to Joseph and Anna (Vnuk) Stavish and raised in Morrison County. She was joined in marriage on July 20, 1953, to James R. Thesing at Scared Heart Church in Flensburg, Minn.

Kenneth M. Tramm

Posted on 1/10/2012

ISLE — Kenneth M. Tramm, of Isle, Minn., retired 30 year employee of MnDOT, died Jan. 9, 2012. Survived by wife, Evelyn; brother, Marlyn (Donna); nephews, nieces, other relatives.
Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Isle. Visitation one hour prior to service on Saturday at the church. Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home, Mora, Minn.
www.aifuneralhome.com

Pearl L. Rono

Posted on 1/10/2012

CROSBY — Pearl Lucille Rono, age 89, of Crosby, died on Jan. 10, 2012, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby. She was born on May 12, 1922, in Eagle Bend to William and Myrtle (Murphy) Booth.

Frances “Babe” (MacLennan) Cummings

Posted on 1/9/2012

Frances “Babe” (MacLennan) Cummings
Born: 7-5-1931. Died: 1-7-2012

Marvel Workman

Posted on 1/9/2012

GLENCOE — Marvel Workman (nee Birkholz) age 95, of Glencoe, and formerly of Nisswa, died Friday, Jan. 6, 2012. Preceded in death by husband, Byron “Barney.” Funeral service will be Wednesday, Jan. 11, at 11 a.m. at St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church (124 Maple St., Lester Prairie, Minn.) Visitation one hour prior.
McBride-Hantge Funeral Chapel, (320) 395-2513. www.hantge.com

Bernadine Thesing

Posted on 1/9/2012

Bernadine Thesing, age 79, resident of Brainerd passed away on Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, at Good Samaritan Society-Bethany.
Arrangements by Nelson-Doran Funeral Home and Crematory in Brainerd.
www.nelson-doran.com

Doris J. Stoffel

Doris J. Stoffel

Posted on 1/9/2012

Doris Jeanette (Nesseth) Stoffel, age 86, of Brainerd, died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at Harmony House in Brainerd. She was born on June 25, 1925, in Elk River, Minn., to Ole and Helma (Nelson) Nesseth. She grew up in the Elk River and Litchfield area. Doris married Gilbert Stoffel on Oct. 3, 1945, in Litchfield, Minn. They had two daughters, Barbara and Mary. Doris’ husband, Gilbert, passed away May 11, 1976. Doris worked at Montgomery Ward in the credit office and then in the paint and hardware department for approximately 18 years until her retirement in 1985.