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Charles "Lee" Winans
December 10, 1967 - August 29, 2023

Charles "Lee" Winans, a beloved husband, father, son, and friend, passed away on August 29, 2023 at the age of 55 in his home in St. Michael, Minnesota. He was born on December 10, 1967, in Carmel, California, to his parents, Charles Sr. and Jane (Skadsburg) Winans. Lee's departure leaves an immeasurable void in the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing him.

He married the love of his life, Kim (Johnson), in a beautiful ceremony at St. Helena's Catholic Church in  Minneapolis, Minnesota, in October of 1993. Their union was blessed with the birth of their four children. A devoted father, Lee spent countless hours coaching his children in basketball and baseball. He was their biggest fan and a constant source of encouragement and support in all their endeavors.

Lee was deeply committed to his faith and community. He volunteered as a parish festival volunteer and served as a Eucharistic Minister at his church, exemplifying his dedication to helping others and nurturing his spiritual connection.

Lee had an extraordinary talent for pumpkin carving and was renowned for his creativity during Halloween.  His intricate designs never failed to amaze family and friends, bringing joy to the holiday season.

One of Lee's greatest joys in life was spending time at the family cabin, where he would regale everyone with  his "tall tales" around the campfire. His storytelling was legendary, and his tales will continue to be cherished by those who were fortunate enough to hear them.

An avid outdoorsman, Lee found solace in hunting, fishing, and golfing. His appreciation for nature's beauty  was evident in every adventure he embarked upon.

But perhaps Lee's most enduring legacy is his boundless love for people. Known for his tenderhearted and  goofy personality, Lee had a smile that could brighten even the darkest of days. He had an uncanny ability to  strike up conversations with anyone and would readily lend an empathetic ear to those in need. He made friends wherever he went and had an incredible knack for making people feel valued and heard.

Charles "Lee" Winans leaves behind a legacy of love, laughter, and kindness that will be remembered and cherished forever. He is survived by his loving wife of thirty years, Kim; children, Andrew (fiancé, Taylor Tatro), Meghan, Matthew and Charlie; brother, Ron (Andrea) Winans; nephew, Cade and niece, Bella; half- sister, Lynn Talab and a host of family and friends.

Visitation for Lee was held Monday, September 11, 2023 at The Peterson Chapel in St. Michael, MN. Mass of Christian Burial was Tuesday, September 12, 20023 at St. Michael Catholic Church in St Michael, MN.

Todd James Lodico
November 5, 1966 - September 3, 2023

Todd James Lodico, 56, of Pequot Lakes, passed away unexpectedly on September 3, 2023, from complications of diabetes. Funeral services will take place at 11 AM on Saturday, October 14, 2023, at the Brenny Family Funeral Chapel in Baxter, MN. A visitation will take place at 10:30 AM at Brennys, and lunch will follow the service.

Todd was born in Buffalo, NY on November 5, 1966, grew up in Springfield, MO, and then lived in the Twin Cities, MN for his adult life. He was married to his wife, Jan Nelson, on December 12, 1998. Together they moved to the Crosslake area in 2010 to build their dream house on Kimble Lake. Todd worked for most of his career in Industrial reserve power battery business, and most recently with Action Battery in Somerset WI. Since 2003. He was a great cook and enjoyed feeding his family. Todd also had a love of fishing, rock music, and MN sports teams especially Vikings, Wild, Twins and Gophers but not to forget he loved K-State teams. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Todd is loved and will be missed by his wife of 25 years, Jan; fur kids Brody and Abigail; mother Joan Lodico (Bob Zavesky); siblings Scott (Lisa) Lodico, Tamra Lodico, and Marla (Jeffrey) Wood; in-laws Jim (Linda) Nelson, Bob Nelson, Judith (Paul) Frankki, Charlene (Paul) Tapscott; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He is preceded in death by his father William Lodico.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Brenny Family Funeral Chapel of Baxter, MN.

Robert Stock
September 23, 1936 - September 4, 2023

Remembrance of Robert “Bob” Stock. Service will be held 11am- 1pm on Wednesday, September 13th at the American Legion Post #500. 35112 Cr. 3. Crosslake Minnesota 56442.

A burial will be held at 10am on Friday, September 15th at Fort Snelling Cemetery. 7601 34th Ave S. Minneapolis, Minnesota 55450 Flowers can be sent to the American Legion. Aloha attire encouraged.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Brenny Family Funeral Chapel, Crosslake.

Dannee Oren Kinney
August 25, 1943 - August 28, 2023

Dannee Oren Kinney, age 80, of Fifty Lakes, passed peacefully at home on August 28, 2023. He was born to Earl and Nancy (Wolleat) Kinney on August 25, 1943 in Brainerd, MN. Dannee grew up in Brainerd and with his adventurous spirit joined the Navy at the young age of 17. He did two tours of the Pacific and spent time in  many exotic places including Japan, Hong Kong, Hawaii, Philippines, and Australia. Dannee was discharged in 1964 and met the love of his life, Joyce Rudolph on a blind date. They were married on May 1, 1965, and enjoyed 58 years of wedded bliss. The couple so enjoyed their life together and raising their three children.

Dannee worked several jobs to make ends meet in the early years of their marriage: Culligan man, park ranger, plowing snow and operating his own small business, Security Lake Patrol as well as many other odd jobs. During the job shortage of 1975, he made the difficult decision to travel to Alaska to look for work. He worked as a laborer in Fairbanks and on the Alaska pipeline for a couple years before earning his pipefitter’s license. He returned to Alaska several times to work on the pipeline and in many Eskimo villages from 1977–1984.

In 1980, his adventurous spirit inspired him to take the entire family on a road trip to Alaska. After a very long, dusty drive, the entire summer was spent camping and adventuring in the Fairbanks and Tok areas.

Dannee continued in the pipefitting trade in and around Minnesota until his retirement in 2005. In his retirement he spent many great years with family, enjoying gardening, hunting, ice fishing and endless hours of tinkering, building and repairing. In addition to working hard all his life, Dannee also volunteered on the Fifty Lakes Fire Department for 20 years.

Dannee will be deeply missed by his wife, Joyce; his children, Jodi O’Connor, Jill (Leslie) Voges, and Joel (April Lodermeier) Kinney; his grandchildren, Dannee, Toini, Tori, Andrew, Rachel, Alaina and Cecelia; his brother, Raleigh (Darlene Fox) Kinney; and sister Wendy (Dennis) Johnson. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Nancy Kinney and his sister and brother-in-law, Elsie and Frank Borders.

Services will be at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, September 5, at Faith Lutheran Church in Swanburg. Visitation will begin at 12:30. Arrangements are with Kline Funeral Home, Pine River.

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