In memory

Alan Brutlag


Alan Brutlag, age 61 of Wendell, passed away Monday, February 8, 2016 at Grand Arbor Assisted Living, Alexandria, MN. He attended the University of MN in St. Paul where he earned B.S. degrees in Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business. Alan was an active member of the Farmhouse Fraternity while at the U of M. He then returned to Wendell where he began his career in farming. Alan enjoyed riding his motorcycle, taking many trips with his brothers across the continent from coast to coast, including Alaska. He also expressed his creativity by inventing and building for fun and for work, from his children's toys to farm equipment still used on the farm today. Alan's favorite way to enjoy life was spending quality time with his family, often on adventures like downhill skiing, scuba diving, hiking, camping, boating and traveling. Read his full obituary here. 

Dean William Wright


Dean William Wright, 77, of West Concord, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, at the Zumbrota Care Center in Zumbrota. Dean graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1960 with a degree in Agricultural Science. Dean and his wife Kay enjoyed traveling with their family and spending several winters in Weslaco, Texas. Dean played tuba in the Zumbrota Community Band for close to 40 years. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in West Concord where he served on the council, sang in the choir, and attended Bible study. Read his full obituary here.