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Dennis Dean Tranby, 62, of Nevis, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009 at home in a house fire. He was born Feb. 4, 1947 to Frank and Josephine (Trunic) Tranby in Deer Creek. He grew up in Deer Creek and graduated from school there before joining the military. He served in Okinawa, Japan during the Vietnam War. After the military he moved to Minneapolis, where he met his wife Kay. They were married on Aug. 23, 1969. In 1972 the family relocated to Nevis while he worked in Minneapolis during the week and came home on weekends.
Gregory Scott Tabatt, 34, of Goodridge, formerly of Little Falls, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2009 along with his dog, Chewey LaLewey, in Becker County. He was born May 31, 1974 in Little Falls to John Tabatt and the late Barbara Joan (Wyttenback). He graduated from Park Rapids High School in 1992. He was self-employed, working various tree trimming jobs. He is survived by his father and wife, Jean, of Randall; two children: Tessa Rae, of Rice, and Travis Raymond, of Goodridge; siblings: Tim (Renne), of Little Falls, John (Pam), of St.
Suzanne Kathleen Cole, 37, of Park Rapids and Brooklyn Park, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009 at the University of Minnesota Fairview Hospital in Minneapolis. She was born Aug. 5, 1971 in Minneapolis to Roger and Kathie (Larson) Cole. She graduated from Osseo High School in 1989. She also graduated from North Hennepin Community College and St. Cloud State University with a BS degree in social work. She also had an X-ray technician degree from Hi-Tech Institute. Before her illness she was employed by DMS Imaging Company in Maple Grove.
Suzanne K. Cole, 36, of Park Rapids and Minneapolis, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009 at University of Minnesota Fairview Hospital in Minneapolis. Funeral service: 11 a.m. Monday, March 2 at Hubbard United Methodist Church in Hubbard. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, March 1 at Cease Family Funeral Home in Park Rapids.
Dennis Dean Tranby, 62, of Nevis, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009. Funeral services are pending with Cease Family Funeral Home of Nevis. For more information call 652-3105. An obituary will appear in a future issue of the Enterprise.
Myrtle Grace Danks, 89, of Park Rapids, died Monday, Feb. 23, 2009 at Heritage Living Center in Park Rapids. She was born Sept. 16, 1919 in rural Park Rapids to Henry and Iona (Whitcomb) Brissett. She attended Park Rapids School. She married James Alfred Danks.
Judith "Judy" Kay Patton, 63, of Park Rapids, died Feb. 23, 2009 following a battle against cancer. She was born on Sept. 30, 1945 in Devils Lake, N.D. to Merril and Nina (Roth) Steinke. During her younger years, she attended school in North Dakota until her family moved to Park Rapids during her high school years. She graduated from Park Rapids High School with the class of 1964. She married Bruce Patton on July 9, 1966 at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Park Rapids. They had three children: Wayne, Sandra and Paul. She gained employment with the H.W.
Judy Patton, 63, of Park Rapids, died Monday, Feb. 23, 2009 at her home. Funeral arrangements are pending with Jones-Pearson Funeral Home in Park Rapids. For more information, call 732-5131. An obituary will follow in a future edition of the Enterprise.
Sandra Kay Olson Gilleran, 61, of Mt. Vernon, Ore., died Feb. 14, 2009 in an auto accident. She was born June 12, 1947 in Bemidji and grew up in Lake George. She was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in John Day, Ore., and was employed by Grant County. She is survived by her husband, Leo, of Mt.
Dean W. Hedlund, 89, formerly of Park Rapids, died Monday, Feb. 16, 2009. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Etta; four children: Dennis, Marietta Cyr, Thomas (Sue) and Ruth (Yung) Yip; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Lois. He is preceded in death by a daughter, Donna. Private services and interment will be held. Memorials are preferred to the American Diabetes Association. For more information contact Gill Brothers Funeral Chapel at 952-888-7771.