Richardson is a Pacelli High School graduate from Austin, Minn., who earned an applied science degree from the University of Minnesota, Waseca, with an emphasis in horse management. She worked extensively in the resort industry. She received an associate’s degree from Central Lakes College, where she was editor of the Westbank Journal student newspaper, as well as a summer intern at the Dispatch. She graduated from St. Cloud State University summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in mass communications and interned at the St. Cloud Times covering business while attending SCSU. She's been with the Brainerd Dispatch since 1996.
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AITKIN — Douglas Robert Ray, age 73, of Bay Lake died on Aug. 9, 2013, at Golden Horizons Assisted and Memory Care in Aitkin. He was born on May 6, 1940, in Minneapolis, to Robert and Celinda (Olander) Ray. He married Elsa Linberg on May 4, 1963, in Deerwood. He graduated from the Crosby-Ironton High School, class of 1959. He was U.S. Navy veteran, serving from 1960 to 1966. Doug retired in 2005 from GRT inc. in Eagan, serving the company for 32 years as a truck driver. He was a member of Salem Lutheran in Deerwood, the Walter Scott Erickson American Legion Post No.
AITKIN — Esther “Grandma” Barbara Hoge, 102, of Aitkin died Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, at Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin. She was born April 11, 1911, in Finchford, Butler County, Iowa, to Fred Charles and Lucy Bertha (Nickalaus) Giesler. She moved with her parents and seven brothers and sisters to Aitkin by train in 1923. She graduated from Aitkin High School in 1929 and then attended two years of vo-tech in Brainerd. Esther was united in marriage to John Gerhard Hoge on Sept. 3, 1929, in Aitkin. They lived and farmed in Cedar Brook for 60 years.
LAKE SHORE — Frederick J. Hauenstein, CLU, age 89, of Lake Shore, died Friday, Aug. 2, 2013 at his home. Fred was preceded in death by wife Helen of 63 years, son Mark, granddaughter Nancy, sisters Carol and Margaret. Survived by children Fred (Cathleen), Sandie (Ric), Greg (Gina), Jeanne (Matt), Mary and sister Joanne, 17 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Passed away peacefully at his home on Gull Lake.
Myron Conrad Packer, age 72, of Little Pine Township died at his home on July 29, 2013. He was born on Nov. 19, 1940 in Grey Eagle, Minn., to LeRoy...
CROSSLAKE — Norman “Norm” Rustad Nelson, age 68, of Crosslake passed away on the evening of July 16, 2013, while surrounded by family at St. Cloud Hospital after sustaining severe...
BAXTER — Lydia “Potsy” Marie Pekoske, 65, Baxter, passed away on July 17, 2013, at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd after a ferocious battle with cancer. The angels reached...
AITKIN — Nickolas “Nick” Skorich, age 80 of Aitkin died June 23, 2013, at his home. A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 27, 2013, at 11 a.m. from...
Audrey Elaine Roggenkamp, age 62, of Brained died at her home on July 12, 2013. She was born on March 13, 1951, in Crosby to George and Bonnie (Emmert) Anderson...
Linda Marie Trowbridge, 63, of Merrifield, passed away Sunday, July 14, 2013, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Arrangements are pending with the Nelson-Doran Funeral Home.
Daniel L. Peters, age 75, of Brainerd, passed away Saturday, July 13, 2013, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Arrangements are pending with the Brenny Funeral Chapel of Baxter.