Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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- 7 years 5 months
Raymond Espersen, age 84, resident of Brainerd, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, at Good Samaritan Society-Bethany. Services will be held 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 22, 2011, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Brainerd with Pastor Mark Skinner officiating. Burial will be at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery. Visitation will be held the hour before service at the church. Arrangements by Nelson-Doran Funeral Home in Brainerd www.nelson-doran.com
Eunice Watland, 81, of Brainerd, died Friday, June 3, 2011, at Essentia Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd. Arrangements are pending. Brenny Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services www.brenny.com (800) 824-5051
Merle Groenwold, 84, passed away on Wednesday evening, June 1, 2011, at Good Samaritan Home — Oakwood, in Brainerd, Minn. and is now in his heavenly home with his wife, Vivian of 59 years.
Robert J. Kurtz, age 82, of Brainerd passed away Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at Good Samaritan Society Woodland. Bob was born July 31, 1928, in St. Paul, Minn. to Charles F. and Maud Katherine (Meyers) Kurtz. He grew up in St. Paul and graduated from Monroe High School in 1946, joined the U.S. Marine Corps and received an honorable discharge in 1948. He attended Santa Ana Jr. College, Calif., St. Thomas College and the University of Minnesota.
Alice “AML” Marie Hanson, 84, of Brained, passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2011, in Peoria, Ill. She was born Dec. 2, 1926, in Brainerd to Lewis and Myrtle (Oak) Larson. Alice graduated from Brainerd High School in 1944. She was married to Gerald Hanson Sept. 20, 1946, in Brainerd at First Lutheran Church. She enjoyed playing the organ, sewing, and fishing with her husband. Alice is survived by her children, Gayle (Tom) Fidler, Dyke (Sharon) Hanson, and Curt (Michelle) Hanson; sister, Arylss (Bill) Sampson; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
MERRIFIELD — Faye LaMar, age 62, of Merrifield, died on May 31, 2011, at her home. She was born on March 4, 1949, in Crosby to Lester and Gladys (Bodle) Van Horn. Faye grew up in Mission Township and graduated from the Crosby-Ironton High School. She then moved to Minneapolis with her twin sister where they both worked at Flour City Box Company in Minneapolis. Faye and her husband, Bob LaMar, moved back to Merrifield where they bought and operated the Ossipee store for 10 years. After selling the store Faye went to work at Trident Foods in Motley until her illness.
Robert J. Kurtz, age 82, of Brainerd, passed away Wednesday evening, June 1, 2011, at Good Samaritan Society Woodland. Arrangements are pending with the Brenny Funeral Chapel of Baxter. Brenny Funeral Chapels and Cremation Services (80) 828-5051 www.brenny.com
Merle Groenwold, 84, of Brainerd, passed away Wednesday evening, June 1, 2011, at Oakwood Samaritan Home in Brainerd. Arrangements are pending with the Brenny Funeral Chapel of Baxter. Brenny Funeral Chapels and Cremation Services (800) 824-5051 www.brenny.com
Roger Austin, DDS, age 69, of Coon Rapids, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, May 27, 2011. Preceded in death by father, Gene. Survived by Mary, his loving wife of 43 years; children, Bradley, Courtney, Jason (Rebecca) and Aaron; grandchildren, Nicholas and Natalie; mother, Mona; sister, LeeAnn. Also survived by other family and friends. Roger was an Army Veteran and practiced dentistry in Coon Rapids for over 40 years.
EMILY — Ruth Russell Carlton died on May 29, 2011, at her home in Emily. Ruth Ethel Russell was born to Frank and Eunice Russell of Madrid, Iowa, and grew up in Fort Dodge, Iowa. She met Delno W. Carlton of Emily, Minn. during WWII and became his wife on Sept. 20, 1945, after a two-year engagement. The couple put off their wedding until after the war to avoid the possibility of leaving their children fatherless. They have been blessed with 65 years of marriage and four eternally grateful children, 16 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.