Ruth Marie Anna Hansen, daughter of Reverend William D. and Louise (Hackbarth) Kanning, was born April 11, 1927, Palm Sunday, in Fergus Falls. She was baptized into the Lutheran faith by her father on May 15, 1927, at Immanuel Lutheran Church.
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Arlene Bryant, one of Maple
Lake's sweethearts, passed away on December 20, 2015, in Rancho Mirage. California.
Arlene was a Centurion Award winning real estate broker in Southern California.
She was born in Maple Lake and was the eldest of Harold and Luella Bryant’s three children. She was a great-granddaughter of Nicholas and Gertrude Vandergon and a granddaughter of David and Jennie Bryant, and William and Ada Thurk.
Arlene attended Maple Lake High School, where she played the lead in the musical play.
She continued her love of music by attending the University of Minnesota Macphail College of Music.
Her parents had a picturesque and thriving dairy farm in Maple Lake which was later owned and expertly run by her brother, Duane Bryant.
Cole J. Jenkins, age 27, of Buffalo died Monday, December 21, 2015, as a result of an auto accident.
Memorial services were held Tuesday, December 29, at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Maple Lake, with Pastor Luke Baehr officiating.
Cole Joseph Jenkins was born April 19, 1988, in St. Louis Park. He graduated from Maple Lake High School with the Class of 2006 and continued his education at St. Cloud State University. Cole worked as an electrical engineer at Suburban Manufacturing in Monticello. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, four wheeling, snowmobiling and playing the guitar. Cole was very handy; he could break or fix just about anything. He had a heart of gold and he could bring a smile to anyone’s face.
Gayle M. Finstad, age 64, of Maple Lake, died December 14, 2015, at her home.
A private memorial will be held. Arrangements are entrusted with Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Annandale.
Gayle Marie Finstad was born October 15, 1951, in Minneapolis to Morris and Frances (Arnell) Finstad. She graduated from Maple Lake High School. Gayle worked for many years at Starkey Hearing Technologies.
She is survived by her sister, Lori (Mickey) Jones of Champlin; brother, Donald (Brenda) Finstad of Annandale; niece, Kimberly Jones; and nephews, Jeromy Jones and Jesse Swanson. She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Bradley, John and Dave Finstad; and sister, Sue Jean Finstad.