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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Richard E. Johnson Minneapolis and Crosslake Richard E. Johnson, 89, of Minneapolis and Crosslake, was preceded in death by wife, Elaine. He is survived by children, Greg (Barbara) Johnson, Scott (Shelley) Johnson, Gayle (Scott) Rangus and Cheryl (David) Topitzhofer; grandchildren, Hayley (Chad) Rafferty, Tyler (Ruth) Johnson, Kristofer Rangus, Heidi (Danyon) Sommers, Mike and Noelle Topitzhofer, Olivia and Madeline Knutson, and Lindzee Johnson; and great-grandchildren, Parker Johnson and Elsa Sommers.
Emery J. Humphrey Pine River Emery J. Humphrey, 94, of Pine River, passed away Dec. 1, 2012, surrounded by his loving family. Emery was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis; grandson, Mark Humphrey; parents, Guy and Ethel Humphrey; and brothers-in-law, Art Wiese and Dale Dyer.
Kimberly Jo (Endriss) Francis Pine River Kimberly Jo (Endriss) Francis was born Jan. 15, 1966, in Hampton, Iowa, the daughter of Glenn and Ethel Endriss, and passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Patrick A. Borman Backus Patrick A. Borman, 63, of Backus, Minn., passed away Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd. Patrick was born June 24, 1949, the son of Alan and Mary Ann (Foss) Borman. He grew up in Backus and graduated from Backus High School. Patrick married Patty Blanchard on Aug. 26, 1985, in Sisseton, S.D. They lived their entire married life in Backus. Patrick worked many years at Ah-Gwah-Ching in Walker and for many years as a dispatcher at the Pine River-Backus School District bus garage.
Janet Ann Schmidt Crosslake Janet Ann Schmidt was born Jan. 1, 1933, in Minneapolis, Minn., to John and Mabel Waddick. She graduated from Patrick Henry High School in Minneapolis in 1951. Janet married Richard Barry Schmidt on July 31, 1954, at St. Austin Catholic Church in Minneapolis. Janet and Barry were residents of Brooklyn Center, Minn., until 1990 when they retired to Crosslake, Minn. Barry and Janet had four children and seven grandchildren.
Donovan Peterson Crosby Donovan Peterson, 88, of Crosby and formerly of Merrifield and St. Louis Park, passed away Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, at his home. He was born to Victor and Mae (Montgomery) Peterson on Aug. 14, 1924, in Huron, S.D. As a child, Don lived in several small towns in North Dakota and graduated from high school in Langdon, N.D., in 1942. He went on to attend North Dakota State University until enlisting in the U.S. Army, serving from 1942 to 1945 and earning the Combat Infantry Badge in Leyte PI, Okinawa, Japan.
Jean Ann (Wold) McChesney Formerly of Breezy Point Jean Ann (Wold) McChesney, 87, of Phoenix, Ariz., passed away Oct. 29, 2012, at Avista Senior Living in Phoenix. Jean was born July 10, 1925, in St. Ansgar, Iowa. Jean married Cassius H. “Mac” McChesney in 1944. They owned Mac’s Music Company in St. Cloud, Minn., until they retired to Arizona in 1976. Jean and Mac were longtime summer residents of Breezy Point, Minn.
John “Jack” Allin Lever Sr., 84, passed away Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, at the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby, Minnesota. Jack was born Aug. 7, 1928, in Leeds, Iowa, to Charles and Mayme Lever. Jack was raised in Minneapolis, graduated from South High School and the Minnesota School of Business. He grew to prominence in the information systems field working for the top food companies, including Pillsbury and Peavey/Conagra Foods, before retiring to travel with Laurel, his wife of 64 years.
Boyce James Harrell, 80, passed away at St. Otto’s Care Center in Little Falls, Minnesota, on Nov. 4, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church in Rice. Relatives and friends are welcome at the service and reception immediately following the service.
Violet Cecilia Smith Pine River Violet Cecilia Smith of Pine River passed away Oct. 5, 2012 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Duluth. Vi was born May 20, 1926, to Frank and Elizabeth Shamp in rural Pine River. She married Floyd Smith Oct. 27, 1945.