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Obituaries


Joseph Henry Doerfler
September 12, 1937 - November 17, 2020

Joseph Doerfler, 83, of Crosslake, Minnesota, died Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020 at Riverwood Hospital.

Funeral Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Brenny Family Funeral Chapel, Crosslake.

Doris A. Palmer
September 25, 1936 - November 13, 2020

Doris A. Palmer, age 84, of Crosslake died Friday, November 13, 2020 at Good Samaritan Society- Woodland in Brainerd. Private family services will be held. Messages of condolences and memories should be directed to P.O. Box 132 Crosslake, MN. 56442.

Doris was born on September 25, 1936 to Harold and Evelyn (Griep) Schneider. She married Albin “Jerry” Palmer and the couple had two children. Doris and Jerry moved to Crosslake in the late 1950’s, where they raised their family. She was the first community education director for Pequot Lakes School District #186. She was proud of her contributions and support to the Pequot Lakes community theater program. Doris also took great pride in her co-ownership of Daisy Point ( a craft and yarn shop), also in Pequot Lakes. Doris was very people oriented and enjoyed staying busy with community involvement. She walked proudly in her faith as an active member of Crosslake Lutheran Church; where she volunteered for many years. Doris enjoyed traveling, quilting, and sewing. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Doris is survived by her children, David Palmer and Annette Melin of Eagan, Debi (John) Backdahl of Crosslake; sister, Marlys LaVold of St. Louis Park; grandchildren, Emma Palmer and Riley Palmer. She was preceded in death by her parents, and husband, Jerry.

Louis K. Heyn
November 20, 1938 ~ November 6, 2020

Louis K. Heyn, age 81 of Emily died on November 6, 2020 at Aitkin Health Services in Aitkin. He was born on November 20, 1938 in Moose Lake to Fred and Amelia (Hintz) Heyn.

Louis is survived by two son, Ken Heyn of Emily and Mark (Carolyn) Heyn of Brainerd; one daughter, Tina Charpentier of Hackensack; three brothers, Fred (Bernadine) Heyn of Sweeny, TX, John Heyn of Moose Lake, and Mike (Jane) Heyn of Ottawa, KS; three sisters, Lois Schlampp of Eden Prairie, Kay Watson of Deerpark, TX and Eileen Carroll of Seattle, WA; seven grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.

Preceding Louis in death are his parents; two daughters, Christel Heyn, and Julie Livingood; one granddaughter, Rachelle Gervais; three brothers, Bud, Jerry and Ted Heyn; and two sisters, Virginia Macumber and Susan Johnson.

Funeral services were held Friday, November 13, 2020 at the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby. Burial at the Pine Ridge Cemetery in Emily.

Donald Ray Daniels
DOD: October 20, 2020

Donald Ray Daniels, 57, of Gold Canyon, Ariz., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. A memorial service was held Oct. 24 in the courtyard at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Gold Canyon. Another memorial will be held in Minnesota at a later date.

Don was born in Cambridge, Minn., to Ray and Margaret (Hoglund) Daniels.

Don touched so many lives with his compassionate, quiet way. He had a heart for service and a love for building things with his hands. He and his wife, Kitty, spent the past seven months sewing and donating face masks, believing that every face covered helped save lives. Nearly 2,500 masks were sewn and donated since the COVID outbreak — helping people was his passion and his mission.

Survivors include his wife Kitty (Wandrus) Daniels of Gold Canyon; his daughter Ashley Daniels of Rochert, Minn.; stepdaughter Heather Gade Fletcher of Crosslake; sons Matthew Daniels of Nimrod, Jonny Daniels of Akeley; stepson Mike Wandrus of Duluth; his father, Ray Daniels of Gold Canyon; sisters Jan (Dan) Christensen of Elk River, Michele (Mike) Jennings of Gold Canyon; and brother Jason Daniels of Bourne,Texas. He also leaves behind xve grandkids: Colin, Dylan, Zane, Amelia and Arwen.

He is preceded in death by his mother Margaret Lucille (Hoglund) Daniels.

The Superstition Cremation and Funeral Services in Apache Junction, Ariz., is handling arrangements.

Michael W. Mitshulis
November 23, 1954 - October 8, 2020

Michael W. Mitshulis, 65, of Emily and formerly of Virginia, Isanti and Robbinsdale passed away Thursday, October 8, 2020, at his home in Emily, MN. Private family services will take place at a later date.

Mike was born November 23, 1954, in Virginia, MN to Louis, Jr. and Mary (Browder) Mitshulis. He graduated from Mountain Iron High School, Class of ’73, playing hockey and football. Mike retired from meat managing after 40+ years at various stores and shops in Minnesota. He enjoyed fishing, skating, cooking, Meat Loaf and the Packers.

Survived by son, Chad (Janice) Mitshulis of Isanti, MN; daughters, Andrea (Robert) Henson of Cumberland City, TN, and Lindsey Mitshulis of Minneapolis, MN; brother, Alan Mitshulis of Mountain Iron, MN; sister, Tammy (Mark) Gaither of Gambrills, MD; aunts, Patricia, Frances and Ruth; uncle, George (Lynne) Mitshulis, Donald Welk; cousins, Ted, Tony, Michael, Katie and Annie and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by many friends from Emily and the Cities.

Preceded by his parents, Louis, Jr, and Mary; brother, Louis III; aunt, Toni; uncles, Marvin and Charles.

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