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Our Departed Class of 1970 Classmates

Home of The Brainerd Warriors
Updated Dec. 21, 2010
This page is dedicated to all our classmates
who have shuffled off this mortal coil.

Please contact me (see menu at left) if you
know of others or can provide obituaries.

I got many of these names and obituaries from Deb (Johnson) Smith.

Harley Ellis provided several more names and I've been getting obituaries from Brainerd Dispatch microfilm at the Library.

Please help me by letting me know of obituaries that you have, or at least provide a death date and then I can look up the obituary in Brainerd Dispatch microfilm.

In the list of names, below:

[OBIT] means Obit is scanned and online.
[OBIT] means Obit is scanned and online (and you've seen it).
[OBIT] means I have an Obit - not scanned yet.
[OBIT] means I can't find an Obit in the Brainerd Dispatch.
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Laura Anderson – d.08 Mar 1981, age 28 –Died in Colfax, WI, four days after giving birth [OBIT]
Gayle Beach New! – d.15 Dec 2010, age 59 –Died at her home in Brainerd [OBIT] New!
Danny Benjamin – d.01 Feb 2005, age 54 –Died in Brainerd after years of poor health [OBIT] [Article]
Gregory Benson – d.12 Jun 1974, age 22 –[OBIT]
Patricia Collett – d.23 Oct 1995, age 43 –Traffic accident near Brainerd [OBIT]
Joseph DeChaine – d.17 Aug 1975, age 25 –Coroner: Self-inflicted gunshot wound [OBIT]
Michael Dieter – d.05 Jan 1970, age 17 –Froze to death in alley in Brainerd [OBIT]
Susan Dieter – d.01 Dec 1989, age 38 –Died at her home in East Gull Lake [OBIT]
Glenda Dircks – d.09 Feb 2002, age 46 –Died of cancer at St. Joseph's Medical Center [OBIT]
Criston Drake – d.15 May 2007, age 55 –Died at Abbot Hosp in Mpls after 9 years of poor health [OBIT]
Francis "Gene" Eberly– d.16 Jan 2010, age 57 –"Quietly passed away" in California [OBIT] [Article]
Glenda Goble – d.05 Sep 1998, age 46 –Heart attack at her home in Hillman [OBIT]
Chuck Goninan – d.19 Jun 2010, age 60 –Died at Trinity Hospital in Minot, ND [OBIT]
Charles Gosen – d.03 Jan 2010, age 57 –Died in Acworth, GA [OBIT]
Mark Helmke – d.09 Jun 2010, age 58 –Died at Pipestone County Hospice House, Pipestone, MN [OBIT]
Michael Herron – d.06 Jul 1980, age 28 –Shot during an altercation at a party in Duluth [OBIT]
Susan Imgrund – d.28 May 1967, age 15 –Complications from mononucleosis [OBIT]
Rosemary Jarnot – d.28 Dec 1986, age 34 –Died of cancer at University Hospitals in Mpls [OBIT]
David "Punky" Leaf – d.27 Jun 2002, age 50 –Died of multiple organ failure after a short illness in Georgia [OBIT]
Patrick Morgan – d.15 Jul 1974, age 22 –Automobile accident east of Deerwood [OBIT]
Dennis Murphy – d.17 Dec 1970, age 20 –Died at his home "in ill health for some time" [OBIT]
Debra Nagel – d.03 Aug 2004, age 52 –Heart attack at her home in Brainerd [OBIT]
Donald Niles – d.19 Apr 2008, age 55 –Died at his home in Brainerd [OBIT]
Arvid Ohlin – d.20 Jul 1992, age 39 –Hanged himself at Vet Center in Sheridan, WY [OBIT]
Timothy O'Reilly – d.19 Apr 1996, age 44 –Heart attack at his home in Plymouth [OBIT]
Randy Peterson – d.13 Jul 2007, age 55 –Died at Fairview University Medical Center in Mpls [OBIT]
Wendy Ramsdell – d.07 Jan 1994, age 41 –Car-train accident west of Staples [OBIT]
Gary Reier – d.01 Mar 1992, age 40 –Died in Hibbing, MN [NO DISPATCH OBIT] [MNHSDCI] [SSDI]
Curt Roller – d.16 Jan 2002, age 50 –[OBIT]
Roberta Simmonds – d.18 Feb 1993, age 40 –Shot during armed robbery at Burger King in St. Paul [OBIT]
George Thesing – d.20 Nov 1994, age 42 –Died at a hospital in Milbank, SD [OBIT]
Guy Thompson – d.About 1974, age __ –Died in a motorcycle accident in Canada (need details)
Dean Traynor – d.26 Nov 2007, age 56 –Died in Merrifield at the home of his caregivers [OBIT]
Vicky Viehauser – d.03 Apr 2006, age 54 –"Passed unexpectedly but peacefully" in Texas [OBIT]
David Wheat – d.17 Nov 1976, age 24 –Died in Minneapolis [OBIT]
Robert Young – d.12 Apr 1997, age 45 –Skydiving accident in Wisconsin [OBIT] [Article]

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