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Obituaries


Dolores May Anderson
January 28, 1934 - September 13, 2018

Dolores May Anderson, 84, of Pequot Lakes, passed away Thursday, September 13, 2018 at the St. Cloud Hospital. Services for her will be held at 3:00 p.m., Friday, September 21, 2018 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Pequot Lakes. Family and friends are invited to gather one hour prior to services and to stay for a light lunch to follow.

Dolores was born January 28, 1934, in Minneapolis, the daughter of Andrew J. and Edith L. (Johnson) Worwa. Gramma DoDo worked a number of jobs over the course of her life, but the one closest to her heart was providing child care for close to 30 years. She was a blessing to all that knew her as Gramma DoDo.

With a heart of gold and humor to spare, Dolores will be missed by many. She is survived by her children, Joni (Russ) Nelson, Valerie Meath, Marcee Anderson, David Anderson, Howard (Renee) Anderson, and Amy (Scott) Bartlett; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her infant son, Jason David Anderson; sister, June Boyer; brother, Richard Worwa; and her parents.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

Richard “Dick” B. Cameron Sr.
January 14, 1933 - September 9, 2018

Richard Bruce Cameron Sr. passed away on September 9th, 2018 at CRMC Care Center. Funeral services were held Thursday, September 13th, 2018 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. Interment at Minnesota State Veteran’s Cemetery in Little Falls, MN.

Richard was born to Duncan J. Cameron and Lillian J. Patterson on January 14th, 1933 in Minneapolis, MN. He grew up in Minneapolis, but spent a lot of his summers at his Grandmother’s farm in Albertville. He attended Patrick Henry High School, graduating with the class of 1950. He attended Dunwoody College in Minneapolis and graduated with his degree in tool and dye machining. He enlisted in the Navy in 1951 and went on active duty  May of 1953 for two years. He was stationed on the USS Kula Gulf aircraft carrier ship. He then went to school in Memphis to be an aviation metal smith, and after graduating worked as a plane captain running safety checks and refueling planes. After leaving the service, he worked for Honeywell for many years.

He married the love of his life on August 12, 1955 in Robbinsdale, MN. They had three children together in Plymouth, MN and moved them to their forever home in 1972 in Breezy Point, MN. He started his own business, Ricka Manufacturing, making dual wheel adaptors and fiberglass fenders. They enjoyed traveling down south every winter with their friends and family. Many fun years of desert camping, gold panning, and traveling to Mexico. He enjoyed riding his Honda three-wheeler, hooking up a trailer to give rides to his grandkids. In his later years, he enjoyed putting together puzzles, riding his three wheeled bike, watching the deer, and visiting all of his grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

He is survived by his wife Kathlean Cameron of 63 years; children, Terri (Jim) Spielman, David (Sue) Cameron, all of Pequot Lakes; daughter in law, Lori Cameron of Brainerd; Sisters, Mary Lou (Lacy) Gaster, Patricia Follett, all of Minneapolis; brother in law Mike (Kathee) Stanwood of Breezy Point; Grandchildren, Jessica Cameron, Ryan (Brittany) Cameron, Josh (Chelle) Cameron, Jake (Trista) Cameron, Jenny (Nole) Stay, Amanda (Jason) Sifferath, Alisha (Kyler) Beal; Step grandchildren, Erika Kohl, Caitlyn Kohl, Brittany Kohl, Alex Rohde; Great Grandchildren, Reece, Zoey, Ellie, Hayden, Weston, Becken, Gracelyn, Jaxson, Leighton, Cole, Maverick; Step great grandchildren, Blake, Savannah, Sydney, Gavin, Maddie; God Child, Monica Marolf; and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by; his parents, son Richard Cameron Jr, brother in law Donald Follett. Arrangements have been entrusted to Brenny Funeral Chapel in Pequot Lakes, MN.

Kim Marlow-Vetsch
September 9, 2018

Kim Marlow-Vetsch, age 56 of Pine River, passed away Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in St. Cloud, MN. Services were held Friday, Sept. 14th at Kline Funeral Home, Pine River. Refreshments followed at the American Legion in Pine River.

Kim spent nearly all her life caring for people. Her career and passion was taking care of people with all different needs.

Kim is survived by her husband, Raymond; her daughter, Mandi Barrett of Baxter; son, Jason Barrett of Wisconsin;  mother, Karen Marlow of Pillager; grandchildren: Mariah, Gavin, Connor and Jade; five brothers and one sister. She was preceded in death by her son, Brian; her father; her grandparents, including her Grandma Simi; and her father-in-law, Anton Vetsch.

Florence “Sue” Bina
April 16, 1946 - August 25, 2018

Florence "Sue" Bina, age 72, of Pine River, MN, died on August 25, 2018 and met Jesus Christ the Lord her Savior. She was preceded in death by her parents, Helen and Aloysius Bina, Sr., and brothers, Tom and Raymond. She is survived by her children: John Carman, Tom (Marilyn) Carman, Chad (Rochelle) Carman; and grandchildren:  Katherine, Cody, Samuel, Chad, Jr., Kristal and Amber; siblings: Joan Sanders, Margaret (John) Haug, Barbara Romp, Julie (Roger) Reed, Helen Schmidt, Theresa Sawatzke, Rosemary (Gordon) Lynch, Aloysius Bina, Jr., Wally (Jackie) Bina, Charlie (Kim) Bina, David Bina, Michael (Patty) Bina, Daniel (Sue) Bina and Mark (Denise) Bina.

Services were held Thursday, Aug. 30, at Pine River Baptist Church. Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers.

Christie Capps
January 3, 1950 - August 24, 2018

Christie Ann (Miller) Capps, 68, was born on Jan. 3, 1950 to Velma M. (King) Miller and Neil C. Miller and passed away peacefully on Aug. 24, 2018 at The Lakes nursing facility in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Christie was born in Borger, Texas, and following her mother Velma's death in 1960, lived with her father, Neil, adoptive mother, Barbara, and brothers, Todd and Bill in Indianapolis, Kansas City and Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Christie was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, and despite her lifelong struggle with her cerebral palsy, could be counted upon to faithfully remember the important events in the lives and pray for the needs of friends and family, even those she had not been able to see in person in many years or ever. Christie received her bachelor's degree from East Central Oklahoma State University and retired from employment in Oklahoma City with the Oklahoma Dept. of Human Services.

Christie was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Capps and by her parents, Velma, Neil and Barbara. She is survived by Todd and his wife, Maria, of Richmond, TX, and their son, Chad and by Bill and his wife, Linda of Decatur, IL, and their children: Lynneth, Leanna, Peggy and Peter; and numerous cousins and extended family.

Christie has been cremated and her ashes will be interred with her mother, Velma M. Miller, at Pine Ridge Cemetery, Pine River. A memorial service will be held at 2 PM on Saturday, September 15 at Kline Funeral Home, Pine River, MN, for friends and family who are able to attend.

Jerome Crimmins
December 14, 1937 - August 31, 2018

Jerome Patrick Crimmins, age 80, of Backus, passed away Friday, August 31, 2018, at the Good Samaritan Society, Pine River. He was born to Edward and Opal Crimmins on December 14, 1937, in Pine River.

Jerry is survived by his children: Laura Crimmins, Connie Showalter (Eddie), Kelly Flanagan; brothers: James (Karen), Patrick (Sandy), Mike (Sharon), Darrel "Ole" (Nancy), Corky (Linda), Ron; sisters: Karen Lee, Kathy Hansen, Faye Binman (Perry); grandchildren: Nick, Tanner, Shane, Chase, Michael, Amber, Erica, Danielle; special granddaughter, Katie; many great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Gary; daughter, Charlene; and brothers, Kenneth "Hoppy", Bill, Lowell and Alan.

Visitation and memorial services were held on Thursday, Sept. 6, at Church of the Nazarene, Backus. Burial is in Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Camp Ripley. Arrangements are with Kline Funeral Home, Pine River.

Carrie Vensland
September 1, 1922 - August 31, 2018

Carrie Vensland, 95, Pequot Lakes, Minn., died Friday, Aug. 31, in Brookdale Assisted Living.

Visitation followed by a service was held Friday, Sept. 7, at Kline Funeral Home in Pequot Lakes. Burial in Pequot Lakes City Cemetery. Arrangements by Kline Funeral Home.

Gary Harold Nordstrom
May 16, 1947 – August 25, 2018

Gary Harold Nordstrom, age 71, died August 25 at Essentia Health- St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth after a long battle with cancer. Gary was a U.S. Navy veteran and served during the Vietnam War.

Gary is survived by his loving wife, Linda, children: Kelli (Matt) and David (Janelle), sister, Denise Gartner, brother, Dwight, and mother, Phyllis. Gary also leaves behind six grandchildren: Ian, Gideon, Joshua, Madison, Morgan and Olive.

Gary cared greatly about the Crosslake community and his volunteer activities included, proposing and helping to  establish the community garden and working with the Park and Recreation Committee and Crosslake Community School to propose a new educational wilderness trail.

A committal service will be held for Gary on Friday, September 7 at 12:00 p.m., at Fort Ripley Veterans Memorial Cemetery located at 15550 MN-115, Little Falls. Following the service there will be a gathering at the Arthur Bernard Johnson VFW, 1210 3rd Avenue NE, Little Falls.

In celebration of Gary’s life-long love of animals, any memorial donations can be made in his name to The Babinski Foundation, 2825 76th Street SW, Pequot Lakes, MN 56472.

Wenonah Elaine Smith
March 7, 1933 - August 18, 2018

Wenonah Elaine Smith, 85, was born on March 7, 1933 in Pine River Minnesota, and passed away peacefully on August 18, 2018 at her daughter's home in Paradise Valley, Arizona surrounded by her family.

Wenonah was a longtime resident of Cody from 1955 to 1978, where her children were raised. Wenonah was one of the original members of the Buffalo Bill Dollies dance review. She was legal assistant to Cody attorney Richard Day, and later office manager for Jerry Gilbert at Allied Van Lines. She lived in-between Arizona and Minnesota until death.

She is survived by her husband Donald Smith, of Backus, Minnesota, her brother Ken Cronk, and sister Alison (Michael) Stuppy, both of Pine River, Minnesota, and her six children, Richard (Jeannie) Everding, of Evanston, Wyoming, Thomas Everding of Evanston, Wyoming, Cindy (John) Shoecraft of Phoenix, Arizona, Elizabeth (Dennis) Danzik of Cody, Wyoming, Bryan Nagy of Nisswa, Minnesota, and Suzanne Cole of Cody, Wyoming.

Wenonah is also survived by her step-daughter Kelly Jaskowiak, and step-son Justin Borman, along with 13 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

Wenonah was a life member of the American Legion Auxiliary, VFW, loved to travel, enjoyed arts and crafts and playing cards with friends and family.

Memorial services were private. The family asks that any donations in Wenonah's memory be made to: Hospice of the Valley, In Memory of Wenonah E Smith, 1510 E Flower Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014.

Robert Wendel
April 10, 1930 – August 19, 2018

Robert Frank Wendel, age 88, of Pine River, MN, passed away Sunday, August 19, 2018, at Brookside Comfort Care in Pine River.

He was born at home southwest of South Heart, ND, to Clement and Minnie Cinder Wendel on April 10, 1930. Bob graduated from South Heart High School and served in the Korean War. He married Mary Keller. Bob worked delivering propane around the South Heart area as well as the briquette plant and Sax's Motors in Dickinson,  ND, before moving to work for Liebelt Chevrolet in Beulah, ND. He was City Auditor for the city of Beulah until his retirement. Bob also prepared income taxes for many years out of his home office.

Bob and his wife, Mary, moved to Minnesota where they resided until their deaths. Bob enjoyed the outdoors,  fishing, going to "bull sessions" with his fellow veterans and talking about his war memories.

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