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Mental health center director recalled as steady, well-respected leader


WILLMAR -- Colleagues and friends remembered Dr. Eugene Bonynge this week as a steady hand whose leadership helped shape Woodland Centers as one of Minnesota's most comprehensive community mental health centers.

Bonynge, the executive director of Woodland Centers, died unexpectedly Sunday at age 57. Survivors include his wife and two children.

Dr. Rick Lee, clinical director at Woodland Centers, said Bonynge will be "sorely, sorely missed."

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Anne Polta

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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