Lasher, John Scott Age 84 of St. Louis Park, MN passed away peacefully on November 20, 2010. John was preceded in death by his parents, Josie Thompson and Elra Lasher and brother, David. John was born on November 7, 1926 in Montevideo, MN. He graduated from Montevideo High School in 1944. Several months later, John joined the U.S. Navy where he served in the South Pacific in WW II. He graduated with a teaching degree from St. Cloud State University. John married Dorothy Grunert on June 7, 1949. The newlyweds moved to Dupree, SD where they both taught, and he coached for six years. In 1955, John began his 31 year career with Northwestern National Bank/ Wells Fargo. He served as a bank president in Huron and Brookings, SD as well as Austin and Marshall, MN. With each corporate move, John became an active community member serving on university and church boards, leading Chambers of Commerce, and chairing community initiatives. For over 20 years, he officiated college and high school football and basketball games and was recently named to the South Dakota Sports Hall of Fame. In retirement, John and Dorothy enjoyed summers on Green Lake and winters on the Gulf Coast in Corpus Christi where he pursued his passion of golf. Above all, John loved spending time with his family. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Dorothy; his daughters and their spouses, Jo Ellen Saylor (H.L.), Nancy Nissen (Rick); grandchildren, Meredith and Kathryn Saylor, Jayme, Elizabeth, and Emily Nissen. A Memorial Service will be held on December 16 at 3 PM with visitation beginning 1/2 hour before the service at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, 5025 Knox Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN. Memorials preferred to Open Circle Adult Day Center, 34 10th Avenue South, Hopkins, MN 55343 where John spent many hours with caring staff as his Alzheimer's Disease progressed or donor's choice. Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel 952-920-3996
Canfield , Norma V. (Jensen) age 90 of NE Mpls, formerly of White Plains, New York, passed away November 24, 2010. Preceded in death by husband, J. Robert Canfield; her parents; brother, Wesley; and sister, Lois. Survived by sisters, Elizabeth, Kathryn, Irene, LaDonna and Carol; niece, Ruth; nephews, Brian, James and David. Retired senior editor for Reader's Digest. Private interment at Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, New York. Memorial service 11:00 AM Saturday, December 18, 2010 with gathering one hour prior at: Washburn-McReavy Hillside Chapel 612-781-1999 2610 19th Ave. N.E., Mpls
Hoganson, Harriet (Hansen) Memorial Notice 87, of Spicer, MN, formerly of Glen Lake & Prospect Park, Mpls. Our Artistic Mermaid swam peacefully into the calm waters of Heaven on Saturday, October 16, 2010 at her lake home surrounded by her family & friends. Harriet was born on December 20, 1922 in Mpls. Memorial Service will be held December 20, 11:00 am with visitation at 10:00 am at Faith Presbyterian Church, 12007 Excelsior Blvd., Mtka, MN 55343, 952-935-4481. All memorials will be donated to Faith Palette Club & the C.A.T. painting group of New London, MN.
Yurkew (Bouma), Agnes age 87, of Mpls, passed away Dec. 2, 2010. She was preceded in death by her 1st husband, Lloyd Reed; 2nd husband, Anthony Yurkew; son, Kenneth; daughter, Cindy; parents, Garrett & Trynie Bouma; siblings, Barney, Sue, Sadie, Dowie. She will be deeply missed by her daughter, Robyn Reed; grandchildren, Julie, Kevin; great-grandson, Ethan; siblings, Tillie Peterson, Ed Bouma (Joyce), Frank Bouma; many other relatives and good friends. Memorial Service 1 pm Monday at Brookdale Covenant Church, 5139 Brooklyn Blvd., Brooklyn Center (763-535-6305). Visitation 1 hr prior. Private interment. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred. Cremation Society of Minnesota Brooklyn Park 763-560-3100
Veranth, Kathleen M. (Haugen) age 66 of Minneapolis, MN. Passed away December 3rd after a short but courageous battle with colon cancer. Preceded in death by father, Carl Haugen. Survived by her mother, Lila Haugen, daughter Mara (Darrin) Ceason, grandsons Ryan and Colin Ceason, and many wonderful friends. She graduated from the U of M, and retired in April after 35+ years helping others as a social worker. Kathy loved reading mysteries, tending her garden, and spending time with her grandchildren. She especially loved her yearly women's retreats to Nisswa. An open house celebration of Kathy's life will be held on Sunday, Dec. 12 from 2-5 at Old Chicago, 14998 Glazier Ave in Apple Valley, MN. Memorials preferred to the family or donor's favorite charity.
Porte, Alvin R. 'Al' After thirty-five years of blissful marriage, Al died on December 3, 2010 following bypass surgery. He was preceded in death by parents Frances and Jack and his brother Joel. He is survived by wife Bonnie, daughters Ariel and Trina (Kris), son Steven, granddaughters Katy (Anna) and Lauren (Karl), great-grandchildren Mia and Jacob, brother Merrill (Carmen), nephew David, and niece Susanna. Born in Brooklyn, NY in 1930, Al worked in advertising on Madison Avenue, eventually becoming the youngest-ever Vice President of the Ted Bates agency. Leaving the ad world after a move to the Midwest in 1972, Al met his true love Bonnie and they were married in 1975. In Minneapolis, Al enjoyed a second career as a teacher after receiving his MA in Mass Communications from the University of MN. After being diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy himself, Al began the MN Neuropathy Association, a support and educational group that has helped many people. Al was also a gifted photographer, cook, poet, and booster of his wife's alma mater, Carleton College. He was a wonderfully dear, opinionated, and funny 'village wiseman' man who had many friends. He is greatly missed by all who knew the pleasure of his company. Donations may be made to Carleton College Scholarship Fund, Northfield, MN 55057, or to the MN Neuropathy Association, 8100 Bloomington Ave. South #127, Bloomington, MN 55431.
Pfohl, Ethel M.S. Ball Age 86, of Bloomington, formerly of Wayzata, peacefully passed Dec. 5, 2010. Preceded in death by husband, Kenneth R. Survived by child- ren, Mary (Jim) Newton, Ted (Mary), Bill (Gwynne), Rob (Cari), John, Kathy (Jeff) Keene, and Steve; grandchildren, Lynnea (Joseph), Matt (Jodi), Micah, Sarah, Josh, Tessa, Anna, Kendel and Riley; great-granddaughter, Harper; sister, Margaret (Chester) Fowler; niece, Kathy Lind; nephew, Ed Carlson. She was a member of Ida McKinley Lodge for more than 50 years and will be missed by her OES sisters and brothers, along with her masonic home family. Private interment. Memorials preferred to MN Masonic Home Care Center. Memorial service will be 3 PM Saturday, December 18, 2010 with visitation 1 hour prior at MN Masonic Home, 11501 Masonic Home Dr., Bloomington. Washburn-McReavy Hopkins Chapel 952-938-9020
Carlson, Gerald 'Jerry' Keith Age 79, of Bradenton, FL, formerly of Plymouth, MN. A man of few words, his life spoke volumes to those around him of integrity, hard work, discipline, humility and love for family and friends and a quiet faith. Preceded in death by his father, Palmer Carlson and mother, Ida Carlson and wife, Margret (Peg) Carlson. Survived by son, David Carlson; daughters, Sandra Brown (Mike), Kimberly Nicolay (Mark), Susan Abramovitz (Jeff); son, Kenneth Carlson (Peg); grandchildren, Justin, Rachel, and Mallory Nicolay; Bryan, Erin and Jaclyn Abramovitz; Adam and Grant Carlson; extended family and many friends. Visitation service at 1 PM, followed by a Memorial service at 2 PM, Friday December 17 at Wooddale Church, 6630 Shady Oak Road, Eden Prairie, MN 55344. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Bethel Baptist Church, 1805 30th Ave. West, Bradenton, FL 34205-6367.
Hofstad (Steen), Dorothy M. 88, of Cambridge. Preceded in death by husband, Russell. Survived by daughters, Ann Merkouris, Mary (Jerry) Vein, Susan Hofstad, Patricia Hofstad (Tom Bach); 8 grandchildren; sisters, Ruth (Rogers) Hauck, Sylvia Loy; brother Sevrin (Patricia) Steen. Memorial Service 11 AM Monday, Dec. 13, 2010 at Cambridge Lutheran Church. Visitation one hour prior to service at the church. Carlson-Lillemoen F.H. 763-689-2244 www.carlsonlillemoen.com
Johnson, Waid Keith Died Thanksgiving Day at the home of his parents in Minneapolis 18- months after diagnosis of a Glioblastoma brain tumor. Born in Minneapolis, Dec. 14, 1961, he lived most of his youth in Naperville, IL. He graduated from Naperville North High School and also attended International School in Moshi, Tanzania, for one year. Mr. Johnson earned his BA at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa as a Track Scholarship athlete and his MS from the U of MN despite having severe dyslexia. An adventurer and outdoorsman, he worked for YMCA camps DuNord and Widjiwagen, as well as the Outward Bound School in Ely, MN and National Outdoor Leadership School in Wyoming. He traveled extensively, crossing Greenland via dog team, canoeing the Amazon in Ecuador and attending the Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea. He was a counselor for Northwest Youth and Family Services, working with at risk youth and families. His final vocation was as a Strategic Planner and Meeting Facilitator for his own highly-regarded company, Paint the Elephant, in Minneapolis, MN. Mr. Johnson is survived by his parents, Lyle and Claryce 'Corky' Johnson of Minneapolis; brothers, Scott of Kingston, NY and Bjorn of Los Angeles, CA; sister-in-law, Carol Sutcliffe of Kingston, NY; nieces, Erika and Haley Johnson of Kingston, NY. Memorials for the Central Asia Institute, designated in honor of Waid Johnson, will be collected by the family or may be sent directly to Central Asia Institute, PO Box 47209, Bozeman, MT 59771. This Institute is the organization funding Greg Mortensen in promoting peace and building schools for girls in rural Afghanistan and Pakistan. Memorial service will be Friday, Dec. 17 at 3:00 PM in the First Universalist Church of Minneapolis, 3400 Dupont Ave S., Minneapolis, MN.
Haley, Helen E. Age 76 of Shoreview, died December 6, 2010. Preceded in death by husband, Alford. Survived by sons, Jim and Tom (Rick); grandchildren, Sam and Steven; numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial service 2 PM Monday, December 13, Crystal Lake Chapel, 3816 Penn Ave N, Mpls with visitation 1 hour before. Burial Crystal Lake Cemetery. Washburn-McReavy Crystal Lake Chapel 612-521-3677
Dohm, Mildred Elizabeth Nichols (Nicki) Passed away on October 31, 2010 at the age of 93 in Sun City, AZ. Born in St. Paul, MN on January 28, 1917, she was preceded in death by parents; brothers and sisters; and husband Gerald (1986). Nicki is survived by sons, Gerald C. Dohm, Jr. (Mary) of Wilmington, IL, Neil P. Dohm (Linda) of Forest Lake, MN, Brian N. Dohm (Judy) of New Prague, MN; 10 grandsons; and 7 great-grandchildren. Private interment took place in Sun City, AZ on November 18, 2010 at Sunland Memorial. http://memorialwebsites.legacy.com/nickidohm/Homepage.aspx
Nelson, Barbara Jean 'Sally' age 81, of Moorhead, formerly of Minneapolis, passed away November 28, 2010. Preceded in death by parents, Lawrence and Luella Nelson, and an infant twin sister. Survived by cousins. Born in Minneapolis, she attended Minneapolis public schools and graduated from Macalester College in St. Paul with an English degree. She taught in southwestern Minnesota, did secretarial work, and was an avid reader. A family memorial service will be held in Minneapolis at a later date.
Orttel, Kenneth Dean Age 63, lifelong resident of Andover, passed peacefully December 6, 2010. Ken was preceded in death by his parents, Clayton and Mildred of Andover. Ken is survived by his beloved wife of 43 years, Cheryl; beloved daughter, Becky, son-in-law, Steve Kluz, and his grandchildren Addy and Jacob. Ken is the beloved brother of Steve (Dori); Dan; Clayton; Judy (David) Johnson; Bev (Tim) Stenson; Gary (Lillian); Patty (Chess) Geving; Karen; and David (Louise). Ken is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many other friends and family. Ken graduated from Anoka High School and attended the University of Minnesota before becoming a Navigator in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. Ken owned the Ameriguard Agency and worked more than 40 years in the insurance industry, attaining many specialized licenses and certifications, including CHFIC, CLU, CPCU and ARM. Ken leaves behind a legacy of civic service, including 28 years as Andover City Council member and a term as mayor of Andover. Ken was one of the biggest influences-if not the biggest influence-in the making of Andover. Few people can say that they helped to build a city, especially one of the size and quality of Andover. Ken was recently appointed by the Governor to the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Comprehensive Health Association. Ken was proud that he used his authority as a civic leader to look out for the citizens. Ken also built, designed and remodeled houses, and developed real estate. An avid traveler, Ken explored numerous countries. He enjoyed researching genealogy, studying military history and aviation, enjoying nature, and spending time at the Wisconsin lake cabin he built and his Florida home. He enjoyed the music of Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash and the poems of Robert Service. Most of all, Ken loved spending time with the grandchildren he adored. He was a brilliant man with a legendary sense of humor. Ken left this world much too soon, but made the most of every minute he was alive. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Wildcat Sanctuary or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. A memorial service was held Friday, Dec. 10, at 11:00 AM. Friends gathered one hour prior to service at: Washburn-McReavy Coon Rapids Chapel 763-767-1000 1827 Coon Rapids Blvd.
Lee, Robert Lavern Age 82 of Alamo, TX, passed away Dec. 2, 2010. Formerly of Ft. Ripley and New Hope, MN. A celebration of life is planned for Spring 2011 in Minnesota.
Linstroth, Vikki M. age 65, of Foley, MN passed away Dec. 2, 2010. Preceded in death by parents, Lawrence D. Emon and Evelyn M. Bicknell (Emon). Survived by husband, Dale; sons, Christopher and Kevin Stock; stepchildren Robert, Kristen and Joseph Linstroth, and Tira Kuba. No services. Donations can be sent to St. Cloud Hospital Hospice, 48 N. 29th Ave., St. Cloud, MN 56303, Attn: Mary Kay.
Kornovich, Frances Lucille age 90, of Mpls, formerly of Mille Lacs Lake, passed away 12/7/10. Preceded in death by husband, Daniel; daughter, Carol Stuart; and brother, Curtis Rogers. Survived by son, Larry (Sue); grandchildren, Patrick (Nancy) Stuart, Laura (Chris Duryee) Stuart, Kris Kornovich, and Steve Kornovich; great-grandchildren, Samantha, Rachel, and Miel; sister, Buelah Vetvick; son-in-law, Thomas Stuart. Private interment. Memorials preferred. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, 11 AM with visitation 1/2 hour prior at: Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel 952-920-3996 West 50th St. & Hwy 100
Holicky, Frank J. age 85, of Mpls. Preceded in death by wife, Marvel; parents, Frank and Louise; brothers, Douglas and Donald. Survived by daughter, Sandra Holicky; sister, Nancy (Walter) Dzuroska; sisters-in-law, Marian Holicky and Freddye Holicky; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, John (Dorothy) Mueller, Gloria Trittabaugh, Doreen Kloth, Helene (Del) Olson; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Memorials preferred to the church, PT Boats or donor's choice. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Funeral service 11 AM Tuesday, Dec. 14 at Holy Emmanual Lutheran Church, 201 E. 104th St., Bloomington. Visitation one hour before service at church and also 5-7 PM Monday at: Washburn-McReavy Nokomis Park Chapel 612-721-1651 1838 E. Minnehaha Parkway
Hammack, Virginia (Heiskell) age 90, of Mpls, died Dec. 6, 2010, at home after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Survived by daughter, Lyn Ellen Lacy (George Phenix), grandchildren John (Karin) Lacy, Peter (Julia) Lacy, Ruth (Robert) Grim, great-grandchildren Allison, Luke, Marcus, Nick, sister Reba Hall, brother James David Heiskell, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. She was a true Girl Raised In Texas. Heartfelt thanks to ANGMA, MN Oncology, Allina Hospice, MN and Hennepin Cty Human Services, and Care Plus. Her special love was pet rescue organizations.
Thomas, Amanda J. Mack, Andre II Thomas, Akeron Amanda J. Thomas, age 29 Andre Mack II, age 12 Akeron Thomas, age 3 months All of Fridley. Preceded in death by father & grandfather, Gary Fey; stepfather; step-grandfather, Daniel Peka; & grandfather & great-grandfather, Robert W. Thomas. Survived by mother & grandmother, Linda Lou Peka; grandmother & great-grandmother, Leona Hinckley, Andre's father, Andre Mack Sr.; Andre's grandfather; Amanda's longtime companion & Andre's father figure, Oscar Matthews; many aunts, uncles, cousins & friends. Funeral service Tuesday, 11 AM at Miller Funeral Home, 6210 Hwy 65 NE, Fridley. Interment Morningside Memorial Gardens, Coon Rapids. Visitation 5-8 PM Monday at funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred. Miller Funeral Home Fridley Chapel 763-571-1300 www.millerfuneralfridley.com
Opsahl, Alice C. age 105, of Brooklyn Center, passed away December 7, 2010. Preceded in death by husband, Henry; sons, Francis and Donald. Survived by daughter, Gloria Fox; son, Arland (Patricia); daughter-in-law, Hellen; grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Interment Crystal Lake Cemetery. Funeral service 11 am Monday, Dec. 13 at Hope Lutheran Church, 5200 Emerson Ave. N., Mpls with visitation 1 hour before service at church. Washburn-McReavy Crystal Lake Chapel 612-521-3677
Watkins, Helen Twombly of Saint Paul, Minnesota died at the University of Minnesota Medical Center on December 6, 2010 after a brief struggle with a sudden, acute, viral infection complicated by underlying factors that defied treatment. She was 72. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. Gray and Mrs. Mary Twombly of New York City, and is survived by her brother Robert Twombly (Sheila), sister Edie Eddy (Jeb), and husband Eric, as well as by her children, Michael (Susan Longerbeam), Rebecca (Tsutomu Yamaguchi), and Timothy (Caitlin McLaughlin), and five grandchildren. She grew up in New York City, attended the Brearley School, then Milton Academy, and graduated from Radcliffe College (Harvard University) magna cum laude. She pursued doctoral work in English on Jonathan Swift and John Locke at Yale University, where she earned an MA and completed all requirements for a PhD without dissertation. In later years she graduated from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, MN with a JD. A woman of fine mind, intelligence, acute perception and analysis, she held education in high esteem not only for herself but also for her children. She moved with her husband to Minnesota in 1963, where they treasured 47 years of marriage. During her lifetime she taught at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, worked for Campfire Girls of America, was a lobbyist for the Greater Minneapolis Daycare Association, and was Executive Director of the Women's Resource Center housed at Normandale Community College in Minneapolis. Helen was an unabashed liberal and a staunch and fierce advocate for education, social justice, women's issues, the environment, political action, and legal rights. She was a thinker, a skeptic, a wonderful conversationalist, and held strong opinions. She possessed a keen legal and academic mind. Talking, discussing, and debating were her forte. She attended symphonies, theater, ballet, poetry readings, participated in many book groups, and loved Pete Seeger's songs. She was a breast cancer survivor and successfully managed her type II diet-controlled diabetes. The loves of her life were her family, her dog Charlie, her close friends. The place she most loved was the family camp on Squam Lake, New Hampshire. She enjoyed a lifetime of hiking her beloved White Mountains of New Hampshire, canoeing and cross-country skiing in the BWCA, walking, biking, and swimming. She traveled in Britain, Europe, Mexico, Thailand, Japan, and China. She attended the UN Decade for Women in Nairobi, Kenya in 1985 and climbed Mt. Kenya. Helen exulted at rowing a raft down the middle fork of the Salmon River through Class IV rapids in Idaho, sailing in Prince William Sound, Alaska, and kayaking in the Sea of Cortez, Mexico. She was an environmentalist and activist in every sense. A memorial service will be held January 29, 2011 at the First Congregational Church, 500 8th Avenue S.E., Minneapolis, MN at 3:00PM, with reception following. A second memorial service is planned for extended family and close friends at the family camp at Squam Lake, NH sometime during the summer of 2011. Details will be forthcoming. Helen wished that her ashes be scattered near the summit of Mt. Lafayette in the White Mountains and the remainder buried in the family plot in the Holderness, NH cemetery. Ave atque vale. Helen will live on in the hearts and minds of all who knew and loved her. Memorials are preferred to Advocates for Human Rights, American Friends Service Committee, Doctors Without Borders, Planned Parenthood of Minnesota, Southern Poverty Law Center, the Squam Lakes Conservation Society, or to a charitable organization of the donor's choice.
Jogodka, Erma age 84, of Mpls, passed away December 8, 2010. Preceded in death by her husband, Joseph; daughter, Barbara; sisters, Elsie and Viola; brothers, Larry, Virgil, Reuben, and Melvin. Survived by son, Robert; daughter, Cheryl (Dan) Sandvik; sister, Gloria Peterson; grandchildren, Amy Bidwell, Joe (Kristan) Bidwell, Melissa Sandvik; great-grandchildren, Haley, Maya, Emma, and Abby. Erma had a smile for everyone and a heart of pure gold. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Please join her family for a memorial service 11 AM Wednesday, Dec. 15 with a gathering of friends one hour prior at: Washburn-McReavy Hillside Chapel 612-781-1999 2610 19th Ave N.E.
Tompkins, Patricia A. 'Pat' age 79, of Mpls. Preceded in death by husband, Mark; and brother, Robert Holland. Survived by children, Elizabeth, Michael (Jodi), Laura (Paul) Cunningham, Joan (Edward) Ranfelt; 7 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Memorial service Monday 12/13 at 11 AM, Kapala-Glodek-Malone Funeral Home, 7800 Bass Lake Road, New Hope with visitation one hour prior. Private interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials preferred to donor's choice. A special thanks to the staff of Prairie Lodge Memory Care www.kapalaglodekmalone.com 763-535-4112
Hamann, Sandra K. Passed away on Dec. 8, 2010. Survived by husband, Gerry; daughter, Danielle (Andy) Ward. Per Sandy's wishes, no services will be held.
Sorbel, Irving A member of the Greatest Generation. WWII Vet, general foreman for the Mpls Water Department for 37 years. Born Feb. 22, 1926, the oldest of 7 children. Died Dec. 7, 2010. Preceded in death by parents, Ingvold & Helga; brothers, Clinton, Glenn & Richard. Survived by Bonnie, his wife & best friend of 62 years; son, Roger; daughter, Phyllis (Paul); sister, Vernell; brothers, Leonard & Eldon. Handy & meticulous, he built his own house, and could fix almost anything. We miss you already. Springtime graveside service at Fort Snelling Cemetery. Goodbye Lovie.
Carlson, Edith M. (Goetz) 88, of Red Wing, died Monday, November 29th. Preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Oliver; sisters, Margaret Goetz and Helen Long. Survived by her children, Paul (Brenda) Carlson, Lane (Cheryl) Carlson, Marcia (Bob) Rossman and DeAnn Carlson: seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Memorial service to be held at 1:30 pm Saturday, December 18th at First Covenant Church, 2302 Twin Bluff Road, Red Wing. Visitation at the church for one hour prior to the service. Interment will be private.
Archer, Susan C. (Thompson) December 29, 1955 to November 29, 2010 of San Diego, CA. Born in Rice Lake, WI. Survived by spouse, Jeffrey; son, Clifford; mother, Elaine Thompson; mother-in-law, Nikki Archer; sister, Jody Meegan; brothers, Bob and Gil Thompson; brother-in-law, David Archer; many others and friends. Service was held Friday, December 3, 2010 at Clairemont Lutheran Church, 4271 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92117. Memorials to honor Susan to Clairemont Lutheran Church.
Webb, McClinton Age 86, of Mpls., passed away December 7, 2010. Preceded in death by parents, Henry and Ida Smith Webb. Survived by wife of 62 years, Willie Mae Webb; daughters, Joyce (Matthew) Eubanks, Jean (Jesse) Webb-Bradford, Marion Webb Whitlock; son, McClinton (Karen) Webb; 7 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral service Monday, December 13, 2010 @ 11:00 a.m. at Bethesda Baptist Church, 1118 So. 8th Street. Visitation Sunday, December 12, 2010 @ Estes Funeral Chapel, 4:00-6:00 and 1 hour prior to service. Interment Fort Snelling. Arrangements with Estes Funeral Chapel.
Edmunds, Ruth Linnea age 87, of Spring Park, passed away peacefully 12-6-2010. Preceded in death by her husband, William Page Edmunds and daughter, Patricia Riesberg. Survived by daughter, Ruth Anne Maguire and son, Page (Edvile) Edmunds, grandchildren, Anthony Riesberg, Matthew (Natalie) Riesberg, Kathleen (Rick) Borka, Erle (Christina) Savage III, William (Anne) Savage, Anders Edmunds and Val Marie Edmunds, great grandchildren, Emma Riesberg, Clint and Kayla Borka, Jon, Owen, Theodore and Piper Savage, brother, Robert Hoaglund, sister, Edith Brambilla, best friends for many years, Dr. and Mrs. Stanley Shapiro, as well as many nieces, nephews, family and friends. Private family memorial and interment services. In lieu of flowers memorial preferred to the Cathedral of the Pines Camp, Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church, 50th and Knox Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55410. Huber Funeral & Cremation Services Excelsior Chapel 952-474-9595 www.huberfunerals.com
Ricos, Robert James 'Bob' Nov. 27, 1950 - Dec. 4, 2010, of Eagan, Unexpectedly of an aggressive cancer. Bob was a salesman in the electrical services industry. Preceded in death by his father, Roland. Survived by mother, Jackie; his K9 pal, Toby; and other family members. A special thanks to Bob's friends Steve Dusek and Lynn and Jan Most for their support and care. Private service at his request. Memorials preferred. Twin Cities Cremation 612-866-6711
Senger, Patricia R. (Walter) Age 71. Preceded in death by parents, Survived by husband, David; sons, Doug and Kurt; 3 step children; 4 grandchildren; 7 step grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 1 step grandchild. Memorial service 1 PM Mon, 12/20/10, Brooklyn Park Lutheran (Discover Church), 1400 81st Ave N, Brooklyn Park with visit 1 hour prior. Memorials preferred. Kapala Glodek Malone 763-535-4112
Van Beusekom, Adrian C. 'Van' of Loretto died Dec. 8, 2010, at age 88. He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert & Margaret; brother, Kenneth; sister-in-law, Mildred; niece, Peggy Edwards. He is survived by nephews, Richard (Barb Rachel), Robert (Betty), Thomas (Susan), Anthony (Julie), Donald (Denise); niece, Mary (Barak Brodni); nephew-in-law, Neil Edwards; 20 great-nephews and nieces; 15 great-great nephews & nieces. Mass of Christian burial 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Church of SS. Peter & Paul, 125 Railway St., Loretto. Visitation at the church Tuesday, noon to 2 p.m. Interment at SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery. Gearty-Delmore Plymouth 763-553-1411
Scott, William George 01/09/1949 - 12/03/2010 Age 61, of Burnsville, was suddenly taken in a tragic accident on Dec 3rd along with his father William Gordon Scott. Beloved Father, Grandfather, Brother, Son and Friend. Survived by his children, William (Kelly), Carmen, January, Richard (Melissa); grandchildren, Hannah, Mitchell, Carter, Dakotah; mother, Shirley; sister, Kathleen (Hap); brothers, Thomas, (Sally), Randal. Graduate of Roosevelt High School. A Vietnam Vet who proudly served aboard the U.S.S. Schofield. Retired Minneapolis police officer with 26 years of outstanding service. Bill was a loyal and respected man with many passions. His life was cut short before he could pursue roads un-traveled. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Minneapolis Police Honor Guard. Service 11 AM Tuesday, December 14 at BRADSHAW (McDivitt-Hauge), 3131 Minnehaha Ave. S. Visitation Monday, 5-8 PM at BRADSHAW and also one hour prior to the service. Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Bradshaw 3131 Minnehaha Avenue South 612-724-3621
Scott, William Gordon Age 87, Shoreview, MN Died Dec 3 in an accident along with his son, William George Scott. Survived by his wife, Mary Anne; sister, Irene; children, Kathleen (Hap), Thomas (Sally), and Randal; 7 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. 'Mr. Scott' was a teacher and a principal in the Minneapolis public schools system until his retirement in 1984. He loved to play golf and shared his passion with his friends, wife and family. He was loved and respected by all who knew him and he will be deeply missed. A memorial service will take place along with his son at 11 AM, Tuesday, December 14 at BRADSHAW (McDivitt-Hauge), 3131 Minnehaha Ave. S. Private interment will take place at Ft. Snelling at a later date.
Kosel, Ronald R. age 54, of St. Petersburg, Florida. Survived by parents, Robert & Velva Kosel; sisters, Karen (Tom) Raderstorf, Mary (Dave) Olson; grandmother, Agnes Kosel; & uncle, aunt, nephews, and friends. Funeral Service 11 AM Monday at Maple Grove Lutheran Church, 9251 Elm Creek Blvd, Maple Grove. Visitation 1 hour prior to service at church. Evans Nordby Funeral Home 763-424-4000
Gray, Dorothy Eva Holm March 16, 1916 - December 5, 2010 Beloved daughter, sister, mother and grandmother, passed away Sunday, Dec- ember 5th, 2010 in Los Angeles, CA. Dorothy was born and raised in Mpls, MN. She & her late husband William E. Gray lived many years in Brazil and Argentina. Returning to the USA they lived in Oklahoma City, Chicago and then retired to Sun City, CA. Dorothy is survived by her sister, Elizabeth Riddle of Tequesta, FL, her 5 children, 13 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren, all of whom will miss her kind words & her warm gentle touch.
Wiltz, Carol Simenson Passed away on December 4, 2010 in Jacksonville, FL where she and her husband moved to this last spring. Carol was born on December 23, 1930. She was raised in LaGrange, IL and attended the University of Illinois. As an active child, she was a member of the Camp Fire Girls. At the U of I she was President of her Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. She married Dickinson Wiltz and moved to Lancaster, PA. After having their first child they moved to Edina, MN and lived in the Twin Cities (Edina, Excelsior and Eden Prairie) for 55 years. She is survived by her sister, Donna; husband, Dickinson; daughters, Kathy and Sarah; sons, Jeff, Jay and Paul and eight grandkids. Carol was a Brownie and Girl Scout troop leader, an Abbott Northwestern Sister Kenny volunteer, President of the State of MN Hospital and Nursing Home Auxiliaries and ran her own estate sale business. Carol was active with children whether it was through her roles in the PTA or reading to school children in the Cayman Islands. Carol was very social and had many good friends including her bridge club here in Minnesota. She'll always be remembered for her warmth and openness of her homes. From our family to all her friends, here is to wishing you good health. A Minnesota memorial service will be scheduled after the New Year's holiday. Please sign the online guestbook at legacy.com to receive details.
Sherman, Clara V. Age 96, of Plymouth, was summoned to her heavenly home on December 7, 2010. Preceded in death by her beloved husband, Ralph; Parents, John and Susanna Kleinsasser; brother and sisters. Survived by many nieces and nephews, who appreciated her generous and loving spirit. Clara was an exemplary Christian who will be missed by all who knew her. Service Monday, Dec. 27, 4:00 PM at Gearty- Delmore Chapel of Plymouth, 15800 37th Ave N. Memorials preferred to donor's choice. Gearty-Delmore 763-553-1411
Hanson, Leonard A. Age 87 of Roseville, went to be with the Lord on Dec- ember 4, 2010. Survived by his wife of 66 years, Majel; children, Marilyn (John) Wallberg, Ken (Kris) Hanson, Cynthia (Richard) Stensland, Beverly (Charles) Kohl and Glenn (Jenny) Hanson; 19 grandchildren; 16 great- grandchildren. Leonard was a pilot for North Central/Republic Airlines for 25 years and also served in the Air Force reserves with 9 years in active duty. Funeral service 11 AM Tuesday, December 14 at CALVARY CHURCH, 2170 Lexington Ave N., Roseville with visitation beginning at 10 AM. Interment Fort Snelling. www.holcombhenryboom.com 651-482-7606
McPhail, Delores Jane (Palm) age 80, of Coon Rapids. Born in Annandale, MN, peacefully went to the Lord Dec. 8, 2010 after a battle with leukemia. Preceded in death by her parents, Virgil and Pearl Palm; and husband, Bob. Survived by sister, Nancy Dunn; son, Tom (Judy) McPhail; daughter, Teresa (Jim) Nieswaag; grandchildren, Brianna (Bruce) Young, Cassi Jo (Chad) Remick, Jordan and Kelly; great- grandson, Aden. Delores was a longtime employee of Mpls. Board of Education. Interment Fort Snelling. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (www.leukemia-lymphoma.org) Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 AM Monday, Dec. 13 at the Church of St. Timothy, 707 - 89th Ave NE, Blaine. Visitation one hour prior to Mass at church, and 3-6 PM Sunday at: Washburn-McReavy Coon Rapids Chapel 763-767-1000 1827 Coon Rapids Blvd.
Duckert, Frank E. Age 91 of Hopkins. Preceded in death by wife, Jean in 2003. Survived by daughter, Sherry (Steve) McGough of Minnetonka; son, Dr. Larry (LaRayne) of Seattle; granddaughter, Amber of Mpls, grandson, Lowell of Seattle; brother, Robert (Joyce) of Janesville, WI. Dad was a hard working and gentle man. He was always very generous with his family and in fact spoiled them rotten. He enjoyed 58 years together with his beautiful wife Jean. They lived a good life in the suburbs and enjoyed trips to Florida where they both loved the sun. Dad's life was cut short by a terrible fall but throughout the ordeal he still smiled and had hope, after all he had lived 91 good years. He finally went to join the Lord on December 8 where they all welcomed him. Many thanks to his fantastic companion of 7 years, the beautiful Miss Fran. A big thank you to all the loving staff at Chapel View who took good care of Dad until his death. We will miss you Pops! In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Zion Church or Union Gospel Mission. Funeral service 11 AM Monday with visitation 1 hour prior to the service at Zion Lutheran Church, 241 5th Ave N, Hopkins. Interment Grandview Cemetery. Washburn-McReavy Strobeck Johnson 952 938-9020
Bruss, Arthur F. Beloved father, grandfather, and friend. Age 92, of Brooklyn Park, passed away peacefully on December 7, to join Dorothy, his wife of 36 years, who passed away in 1982. Preceded in death by sister, Esther Gustafson. He will be deeply missed by his daughters, Kathleen (Keith) McCartney, Connie (Kevin) Wade, Lynda (Jim) Kucher; grandchildren, Noah Arthur Levens, Ashley Sinclair, Ian Sinclair, Barri Levens, Rob Kucher, Rachael Kucher; sisters, Anetia Eiken and Paula Bauck. Special thanks to the residents and staff at St. Therese at Oxbow Lake who provided him with social and spiritual fellowship over the last four years. Born in Roseau, MN, he attended the University of Minnesota and graduated from the Minnesota School of Business. He started his career with Twin City Lines in 1948 and served as Director of Finance and Accounting for the last 10 years of work, retiring in 1980. After retirement, Art was a member of the Alzheimer's Mpls./ St. Paul Speakers Bureau. He loved playing golf, hunting, fishing, and spending time at the cabin he built on Big Pine Lake near Perham. Those who knew him will always remember him for his kind heart and mischievous sense of humor. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to North Residential Hospice, 4201 58th Ave N., Brooklyn Center, MN 55429, or, St. Therese at Oxbow Lake, 5200 Oak Grove Parkway, Brooklyn Park, MN 55443. A celebration of life will be held 11:30 am Tuesday, Dec. 14 at Edinburgh Country Club, 8700 Edinbrook Crossing, Brooklyn Park (763-315-8550) Cremation Society of Minnesota Brooklyn Park 763-560-3100
Yamamoto, Ruth Aiko Born Nov. 24, 1919, & died peacefully on Dec. 9, 2010. Devoted daughter and wife. Beloved mother of Joyce and Jamey Yamamoto and Jan Shames. Loving Grandmother of Jason, Kathy, Amy, J.R., and Tomo and amazing Great-Grandmother, Sister, Mother- in-law, Sister-in-law, Aunt, relative and friend. With great love and generosity of spirit, Ruthie shared her love, musical talent, athletic abilities, friendship, and love of life with all who were fortunate to know and learn from her. A Memorial Service is planned for a later date in Brooklyn Park. Cremation Society of MN 218-624-5200.
Parker, Jeanette T. age 64, of Champlin. Survived by husband, Ronald; son, Donald; grandson, Dustin; many other relatives and friends. Memorial service Tuesday, 11 AM at Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Home, W. Main St. & Branch Ave., Anoka. Visitation one hour prior to service. Private inurnment Champlin Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the American Heart or Lung Association. Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Home Anoka 763-421-0220 thurston-lindberg.com
Thueson, Dorothy H. nee Hooley age 86, of Stillwater, passed away peacefully Tuesday, December 8 surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Thueson, and is survived by her children, Tom (Kathy), Jack (Sue), Sally Hansen (Floyd), Anne, and Patrick (Luba); as well as 12 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Dorothy is also survived by her siblings, Jean Corrigan, of Denver, Jack (Joyce) Hooley, Charles (Nancy) Hooley, Marjorie Hooley and Tom Hooley, as well as many nieces and nephews. A lifelong Stillwater resident, Dorothy was a woman of great faith, a deep and abiding love for her family, and a sparkling sense of humor. She was active for many years in the Altar and Rosary Society of St. Michael's Church, and was a frequent volunteer at local nursing homes and care centers. She leaves behind a legacy of kindness, determination, and faith to the generations of family members who loved her, and to countless friends in the Stillwater area. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am Monday, December 13, at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Stillwater. Visitation at Simonet Funeral Home, Stillwater, from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm Sunday, December 12, and one hour prior to the funeral Mass in the atrium of St. Michael's Church. Memorials are preferred to the American Lung Association and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Simonet Funeral Home 651-439-7770
Tollifson, Robert Allen Age 57 of Cokato, MN passed away December 6, 2010. Preceded in death by father, Eugene; and brother, Eugene Jr. Survived by his loving wife of 36 years, LaNette; son, Robert Jr.; daughters, Patricia, Nicole, Toni, and Angela; grandsons, Cruz and Lyric; brother, Brett (Gina); sister, Laura; and many other family and friends. A memorial service in his honor will be held Sat., Dec. 18, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the New Life Assembly of God Church located at 190 Johnson Ave. N., Cokato, MN. (320) 286-2565
Erickson, Thomas K. Age 90 of Minneapolis. Passed away peacefully on December 7, 2010. Preceded in death by sisters Gladys & Marian; brother Raymond. Survived by brother Lloyd; nieces & nephews. Funeral service 11 AM Monday, Dec. 13 at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 61 Mississippi Way, Fridley. Visitation 1 hour prior to service. Interment Sunset Memorial Gardens, Mpls. Memorials preferred to Redeemer Lutheran Church. www.millerfuneralfridley.com (763) 571-1300
Conrad, Frederick D. IV (Fritz) Age 86, of Edina, died Nov. 29, 2010. Survived by wife, Jean. Graduate West High 1941; U of MN 1948, Hockey team manager five seasons. Member Phi Kappa PSI; Iron Wedge; M Club. WWII Vet, France, Germany; retired Major. Career, Bemis Co. (Mpls, Boston). Vestryman & Warden, St. Paul's Episcopal Church; Scout Master & Eagle scout. Member Templar (ARK) Lodge 176, Scottish Rite; Gyro Club, Int'l, Gyro 2003 Man of the Year. Elder Christ Presbyterian Church. Memorial Service 11 AM Thursday, Dec. 16, Christ Presbyterian, 6901 Normandale Rd., Edina. Memorials preferred to Conrad Charitable Trust at The Minneapolis Foundation. Fritz has donated his body to the U of MN that others may benefit.
Castonia (Zuccaro), Mary A. age 91, of New Hope, formerly of Mpls. Preceded in death by husband, Frank J. Castonia; brothers, Pat and Mike; sisters, Fran, Catherine, Theresa and Grace. Survived by son, Thomas (Amy) Castaneda; daughters, Carmen (Tom Coleman) Castaneda and Margaret (Steve) Buss; adored by 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers and 3 sisters; and other family and friends. As an independent business owner she ran businesses including C.J. Frank's Furniture and several neighborhood grocery stores where she raised her family. She had a passion for the family pets, crossword and jigsaw puzzles. Mary was always willing to lend a hand to anyone in need. Interment Glen Haven Cemetery. Memorial service Friday 12/17/10, 11:30 AM with visitation one hour prior to service at: Washburn-McReavy Glen Haven Chapel 763-533-8643 5125 W. Broadway, Crystal
Carpenter, Joanne Dee 56, of Danbury, WI passed away on Dec. 8 surrounded in love by her family. Joanne spent 36 years caring for others as a Registered Nurse and a devoted daughter, sister, aunt and friend. She loved what she did and along the way touched many lives with her compassion, dedication and honesty. She will be missed. Preceded in death by sister, Janice Gangelhoff. Survived by her parents, Ernest and Leona Carpenter; sisters, Nancy Merrill, Jeanne Payer, Patti Carpenter; and brother, Mike Carpenter; and her beloved nephews, nieces, grand nephews and grand nieces and many friends and colleagues. Services on Monday, Dec. 13 at 4 pm, United Methodist Church, Danbury, WI. Memorials preferred to the American Diabetes Association.
Bohen, Thomas L. Age 94, of St. Paul. A loving husband and father, Tom died Dec. 7 after a brief illness. Survived by daughter Patricia Rowley (Stephen) of St. Paul, and sons Michael of Greensboro, N.C., James (Bonnie), Gregory, and Christopher (Marva) of St. Paul; grandchildren Josh Bohen, Michael (Sarah), David and Christopher (Christina) Rowley, Sarah Rowley (Jason) Barrett, Matthew (Yannan) and Laura Bohen, Kayleena Pierce-Bohen and Travis Brock; brother William (Mary), brothers-in law William (Lorraine) and Richard (Virginia) Battis; six great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by wife Carmela, parents Paul and Corinne Bohen, sister Anne and brother Richard. Tom graduated from Nativity Grade School and Cretin High School (1934), where he was cadet colonel, class president and varsity athlete. He earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame (1938) and master's and doctoral degrees in business from the University of Minnesota. A communications officer in the U.S. Army during World War II, he received a Bronze Star serving in Europe and the Philippines. After a successful retail sales career, he started Carmela Bohen, Inc., a downtown St. Paul business selling women's coats and furs. He began teaching at the University of St. Thomas in 1958. During his 25-year tenure, he played an essential role in the Business Administration Department's tremendous growth and the establishment of UST's MBA program. He was Professor of the Year in 1979 and department chair for many years. Tom and Carmela were married for 65 years. He liked golf, reading and bridge, and supported worthy causes and liberal politics. In retirement, he was active at Lumen Christi Catholic Church. An inspiration to his family and many others, this ethical man of reason with a strong faith lived a good, full life, staying true to his motto: moderation in all things. Thanks to Regions Hospital, Episcopal Church Home and HealthPartners Hospice staffs. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am tomorrow (Monday) at LUMEN CHRISTI CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2055 Bohland Ave., St. Paul. Visitation 4-8 pm TODAY (Sunday) at O'HALLORAN & MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, 575 Snelling Ave. S. (651-698-0796), and one hour before Mass at the church. Private internment, Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials preferred to the Carmela and Thomas Bohen Scholarship Fund at the University of St. Thomas.
Holman, Bruce P. age 73 of Maple Grove, passed away, Dec. 10th at home surrounded by family. Preceded in death by parents, Palmer & Elsie. Survived by wife of 55 years, Delores 'Dede'; daughters, Vicki (Jim) Emerfoll, Jodie (Mike) Woelffer, Linda (John) Mikelson; sons, Bruce Jr., James (Shelly); 10 grandchildren; 4 great granddaughters; sister, Mavis Ruud; and many other relatives and friends. Bruce worked at Iten Chevrolet for 38 years and was a top-seller of medium-duty trucks in the Midwest. Funeral service TUESDAY, 11 AM, Brooklyn PARK FREE CHURCH, 7849 W. Broadway, Brooklyn Park. Visitation 1 hour prior to service. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to the family.
Hargrave, Susan Ann (nee McMonagle) Age 56, Robbinsdale, formerly of Golden Valley, Minnesota, passed away on December 5th in her home. Survived by her son, Jesse (Anna) McMonagle and Grandson, Vincenzo. Also survived by parents, E.J. 'Mac' and Shirley McMonagle; siblings, Michael (Teresa) McMonagle, Doug ( Bobbie) McMonagle, Diane (Richard) Wright, Lynda (Mike) Rocheford and John McMonagle, Jane McMonagle, Jill Idelkope; as well numerous nieces and nephews plus a lifetime of friends. Susie was a wonderful and exotic cook. We will all miss her wontons and wings this and all future Christmas'. She had a whole hearted and vibrant laugh as she cocked her head and smiled at you. Our memories will hold the excitement she brought into a room as she had to tell us about a new recipe, a new band or a rare cover of a classic song. Susie dreamed of having her own restaurant or catering business where she could make people happy trying her unique sauces and blends of spices and herbs. Her short career in that field gave her a real sense of purpose. Her happiest times of late were spent with her Grandson 'Vinnie', who always knew how to make his Grandma feel loved. She left us with many memories including the fact that the greeting 'Hi!' always ended with an exclamation point. Mass of Christian Burial 12:30 PM Monday December 13th at The Church of St. Margaret Mary, 2323 Zenith Avenue North, Golden Valley, with visitation from 5-8 PM Sunday, at Gearty-Delmore Funeral Chapel, 3888 West Broadway Robbinsdale. Private interment at Gethsemane Cemetery. Gearty-Delmore 763-537-4511
Gunderson, Delores G. age 86, of S. Mpls. Born Oct. 1, 1924 and passed away on Dec. 9, 2010. She is preceded in death by her husband, Wallace. Survived by 2 sons, Bradley (Connie) and Scott (Alice); 3 grandchildren, John, Claire and Kevin. Delores was loved and will be dearly missed by all. Memorial service Wednesday, Dec. 15, 11:30 AM, Henry W. Anderson Mortuary, 3640 23rd Ave S., Mpls. with her visitation Tuesday 5-7 PM in the mortuary. Private family interment Fort Snelling. Memorials preferred. Henry W. Anderson 612-729-2331 obit.HenryWAnderson.com
Ryden, Dorothy C. age 95, of Champlin. Dorothy was a kind and loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Preceded in death by husband, Alver; and sister, Delores. Survived by son, John; grandchildren, Robert and Annelise Ryden; sisters, Marcy and Joann; many other relatives and friends. Her favorite quote was 'kindness is an investment that will never go bad.' Mass of Christian Burial Monday 12/20/2010 at 11 AM with reviewal 1 hour prior at St. Stephen's Catholic Church, 525 Jackson St., Anoka. Visitation Sunday 12/19, 5-7 PM with 6 PM prayer service at Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Home, W. Main St. & Branch Ave, Anoka. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Memorials preferred to the Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls. Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Home Anoka 763-421-0220 thurston-lindberg.com
Jordan, Jeanette F. (nee Kodelka) Age 92 of St. Paul. The Lord welcomed a beautiful lady home on December 7, 2010. Preceded in death by parents, Minnie & Tony Kodelka; brother, Richard Kodelka; sister, Katherine Johnson. Survived by daughter, Jean Jordan & significant other, Richard Zecher; son, Richard (Cherry) Jordan; granddaughters, Sharman (Scott) Waxberg, Jennifer (Jeff) Schoenecker; grandson, Michael Zard; great granddaughters, Brooke Waxberg, Lily & Maizey Schoenecker; sister-in-law, Marion Kodelka; nieces, Karen Webster & Joanne Johnson; nephews, Richie (Nancy) Kodelka & Bob (Gail) Kodelka; very special family friends, Frank Aguirre & the Zechers. Jeanette loved cooking, canning, baking, bowling & worked the greater part of her life. She was employed be Bell Telephone, 3M Company (35 yrs) and the St. Paul Police Department. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at 11 AM at ST. PETER'S Lutheran Church, 530 South Victoria St., St. Paul, MN 55102, 651-228-1482, with visitation one hour prior to service. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred. Interment Sunset Cemetery. WULFF 651-224-4868
Kotila, Doris L. age 89, of Minneapolis, died peacefully on December 9, 2010. Preceded in death by husband, Harold; daughter, Beverly; son, Jerome; and great-granddaughter, Abigail. Survived by sons, Richard (Paulette) Kotila and Thomas (Rose) Kotila; daughters, Dianne (Gordon) Nelson and Faith Nielsen; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandson. Retiree of North Memorial Hospital. Private interment Crystal Lake Cemetery. Funeral service Tuesday 12/14 at 11:00 AM. Visitation Monday 12/13 from 4-8 PM all at: Washburn-McReavy Glen Haven Chapel 763-533-8643 5125 W. Broadway, Crystal
Bergquist, Phyllis Leone Died Friday, December 3, 2010 at her daughter's home in Lexington, KY. Born December 17, 1922 in the rural Minnesota town of Litchfield, she was the second of three children of George and Nellie Swanson. At the age of 3, little Phyllis was lifted onto the piano bench of First Baptist Church in Grove City and proceeded to perform a piano duet with her mother Nellie, the church organist. It was the first of literally thousands of public piano performances. Phyllis was known for her spontaneous, remarkable piano playing 'by ear,' which brought much delight and comfort to countless listeners. Not only could she hear music and replicate it at the keyboard (with even more nuanced harmonic changes), but she also always asked others to join in the singing and music-making. Family gatherings were filled with joyful, uplifting music - sacred and popular - from all eras. God gave her a unique gift that she generously shared with others, including: Christian Women's Club (both in Edina and downtown Minneapolis), Methodist Hospital (stroke victims unit and Hospital foundation special events), Wooddale Church (dinner theater, musicals, and the annual Christmas Tea), Presbyterian Homes at Beacon Hill (Sunday chapel, and special concerts with daughter Ginny), and the Sanibel Yacht Club. Additionally, Phyllis had a lovely mezzo voice, participating in Cecilian Singers of Minneapolis, in a select group directed by Edith Norberg, in the Manor Tones of St. Louis Park. She and her husband were long-time members of the First Baptist Church choir of Minneapolis. Phyllis loved to entertain, displaying her warm gift of hospitality by opening her homes (in St. Louis Park and Bay Lake in Deerwood, MN and later at Beacon Hill in Minnetonka) for delicious meals, baby and bridal showers, birthdays, progressive dinners, and New Year's Eve galas. Singing and music always were a part of these happy events. The sustaining force of her life was her lifelong faith in her Lord Jesus Christ. After the sudden death of her precious husband of 46 years, Hilding Linne Bergquist, Phyllis was repeatedly comforted by the words of Isaiah 43, 'I have called you by name and you are Mine. When you pass through the waters I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through the fire you shall not be burned and the flame shall not consume you.' She missed 'Bergy' daily, but continued to live a purposeful life and enjoyed opportunities to travel to Africa, Israel, Ireland, Scandinavia, and many vacations to the homes of her four adult children throughout the country. Phyl was deeply loved and her joyous, up-for- anything spirit leaves a great void in our lives. Preceded in death by her husband Hilding (Bergy) in 1988 and her sister Marian (Moya) Uram in 2008, she is survived by her brother David Swanson, and by her children: Kathleen (Leslie) Klemt, Virginia (David) Bowles, Roger (Mariya) Bergquist, and Julie (James) Cox. She is also survived by her beloved grandchild- ren: Lisa (Mark) Quiroz, David Klemt, Laura (Matt) Foster, Baylee and Caleb Cox, Daniel and Jonathan Bergquist, and by her great-grandchildren Natalie and Nicholas Quiroz, and many cherished cousins, nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend sincere appreciation to Hospice of the Bluegrass and to those compassionate individuals who made special visits to the house to provide personal care. Memorial gifts may be made to Traditional Music Ministries of Wooddale Church, 6630 Shady Oak, Eden Prairie, MN 55344. A celebration of Phyllis' life and music will be held in Minneapolis in the spring.
McCrady, Norbert A. age 87 of Eden Prairie, passed away December 9. Norb was born in Owatonna MN. He served with the US Army Red Bull Division during WWII. He was a long-time political activist in Minnesota and nationally, beginning in 1954 as Steele County Treasurer, and later as the Republican Party's unsuccessful candidate for Secretary of State. His political persuasion evolved over the years as he supported various progressive causes. Norbert was very passionate about such issues as women's rights and economic equality between the haves and have-nots. For many years he was a lobbyist and association executive advocating to limit the power of large national banks, a cause he continued to support as a writer and consultant in his retirement years. Norbert enjoyed life immensely and engaged in a wide variety of interests. He loved to sing, and rarely passed an opportunity to take the microphone, including stand-ins with Doc Evans, Harry Blons, Bob Crosby & the Bobcats, the Turkey River All Stars, the Pigs Eye Jass Band, and Ruth Adams & the World's Most Dangerous Polka Band. He enjoyed many Sunday nights at the Prom Ballroom providing vocals with the Jules Herman Band, and at the Steele County Fair with the Armond Rezac Band. In his retirement years he was probably most proud of his singing gigs and good friendships with the Jurassic Trio and the Jazz Jammers, and all great musicians who welcomed him into their bands. Preceded in death by parents Harry and Laura (Sette) McCrady; grandson, Bobby Kaltenbach; brother, Malcolm; and daughter-in-law, Sandy McCrady. Survived by wife Natalie; children, Tom McCrady, New Richland; Mary McCrady, Maple Grove; John McCrady, Deephaven; Mike, Minnetonka; and Ann (Pat) Colburn, Bloomington; and 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of dear friends. Interment will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery at a later date. Memorials suggested to area Foodshelves, Minnesota Stroke Association, Haiti Outreach, or donor's choice. A celebration of Norb's life will be 1:30 PM Thursday December 16, with visitation 1 hr. prior. Reception to follow all at: Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel 952-920-3996 West 50th St. & Hwy 100
Nietz, Darwin William Age 81 of Anoka, formerly of St. Francis, passed away December 3, 2010. Preceded in death by wife, parents, one brother and four sisters. Survived by one brother, two daughters, three sons, twelve grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. Funeral Service Saturday 1:00 PM December 18th at Faith Lutheran Church of Isanti, 109 2nd Avenue South, Isanti, MN 55040. Luncheon following service.
Aldrich, Stan Age 83 of Edina. Full notice later. Washburn-McReavy Strobeck Johnson 952-938-9020
Kennedy, Eleanor E. age 84 of Crystal. Survived by sons, Terry Neidlinger and Winslow (Vivian) Neidlinger Jr.; daughter, Ellen (Robert) Masog; grandchildren, Karl (Dawn) and Kristen Neidlinger, Apryl Moelter and Robert Moelter Jr.; great-grandchildren, Ben and Heather Lidholm, Holly Anderson, Robbie Moelter III, Emma and Olive Neidlinger; sisters, Marie McMillan, Violet Gilman and Ruth Goodell; brother, Don Watt. Preceded in death by parents, Ray and Grace Watt; husbands, Bill Kennedy and Winslow Neidlinger Sr., who is the father of the children. A memorial service and graveside will take place in the spring at White Oak Cemetery, Akeley, MN. Gearty-Delmore 763-537-4511
Kerkow, LeRoy H. 'Bob' Age 87, of Mpls., formerly of Jordan, passed away Dec. 10, 2010. Loved and missed by son, Rick Kerkow; daughter, Bonny (Jeff) McMurchie; grandchildren, Sean Haas, Katie McMurchie, Molly McMurchie; great- grandson, Sean Haas Jr.; sister, Lorriane Sobiech; many other relatives and friends. Visitation Tues., 4-7 pm at Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home, 104 West First St., Jordan and 1 hour prior to the Celebration of Life Service Wed., 11 am at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 100 Sixth St. W., Jordan. Inurnment Spirit Hill Cemetery. Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home www.ballardsunderfuneral.com Jordan Chapel 952-492-2818
Burmeister, Betty Lou Died November 22. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 18, 1:30 PM at Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church Art Gallery, 511 Groveland Ave., Mpls, MN 55403
Christensen, Bruce E. 86 years young, passed away December 7th, 2010, surrounded by his family who loved him with all their hearts. Preceded in death by his wife, Shirley, 'the light of his life'; son, Steven; parents, Elmer and Bunny; sister, JoAnn. Survived by daughter, Jody; son, Jeff (Lynne); grandson, Zachary; granddaughter, Serena; great-grandsons, Tyler and Vincent. Iconic, quick-witted mixologist, known for his 'killer' Bloody Marys; was loved by all he served for more than 60 years. Progressive before his time, Bruce was broad-minded and embraced all who were different, including some Republicans. A self-made chef; his spaghetti sauce, brisket, apple and key lime pie were to die for. A man of great strength, yet tenderhearted; was known to cry at supermarket openings. Devoted to his wife and children, Bruce was the epitome of what a husband and father should be. A celebration of Bruce's great spirit and zest for life will be held at a later date. Memorials preferred to donor's favorite charity. 'Take me home, Shirl.'
DesMarais, Roberta 'Bobbie' A long time resident of MN died on 11/23/10. Preceded in death by her daughter, Pamela. She is survived by her husband, David of 53 years; children, Curtis, Donna and Darren (Sharon); and grandchildren, Jeremy (Missy), James, Nicholas, Alysa, Dalayna and Angela; great-grandchildren, Lilly, Tristian, Mason; and her only sister, Jan (Dick) Nichols. Memorial Mass will be held at the Church of Visitation, 4530 Lyndale Ave S in Mpls on 12/17/10 at 10 AM with visitation at 9 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Hospice of the Valley or to The Church of the Visitation.
Sherman, Verna M. Age 87 of Richfield, passed away 12/9/10. Full notice to follow. Miller Funeral Home Fridley Chapel 763-571-1300 www.millerfuneralfridley.com
Titcomb, Julie Crommelin Age 87, passed away peacefully on December 10, 2010 surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her husband, Edward. She is also survived by her four sons and their spouses, Rod and Cecie, Rick and Suzy, Dan and Judy, and Bruce and Katy; thirteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Julie spent her lifetime giving graciously to her community, serving on multiple civic and educational boards of directors including the University of Puget Sound, the United Way of St. Paul, DARTS, and the St. Paul Garden Club. Julie also served as president of the Weyerhaeuser Family Foundation from 1970 to 1984. The family wishes to express its special thanks to long time friend and caregiver Darlene Garcia. A memorial service is planned for January 8, 2011, at St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church, 60 Kent Street, St. Paul, Minnesota at 1:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to DARTS, 1045 Marthaler Lane, West St. Paul, MN 55118 or Allina Hospice Foundation, 333 North Smith Avenue, Suite 4640, St. Paul, Minnesota 55102.
Schleifer, Nancy (nee Richards) Age 67 of Golden Valley, AZ, passed away November 26, 2010. Survived by husband of 33 years, Carl; daughter, Joyce Stanley; son, Dean Herbert; sisters, Linda (Steve) Fox and Pat (Lloyd) Okeson; and numerous step children. Services were held in AZ. A memorial service will be held here in the spring with information to follow. Washburn-McReavy Crystal Lake Chapel 612-521-3677
Knaeble, Kathleen G. 92, of Minneapolis, died peacefully Thursday, December 9, 2010 surrounded by her family at Chestnut Grove Memory Care in Virginia. Service will be held on Monday, December 13th at 12 noon at the St. Clement Catholic Church, Minneapolis. Visitation will be one hour prior. Burial will be at Gethsemane Cemetery in New Hope, MN. Kathleen was born on February 22, 1918 to Todd and Catherine (Zweck - Roell) Sullivan in Minneapolis, MN. She attended schools in Minneapolis and graduated from Edison High school. Kathleen was a faithful women who enjoyed having fun with her friends and family. She is survived by her 3 sons: Todd (Sandra) of Stillwater, MN, Gerry (Patsy) of Cottonwood, AZ, Kevin of Denver, CO; 5 grandchildren; 1 niece, Lynn and 1 nephew, Blair; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Raymond and her sister, Virginia. The family would like to express a special thanks to Kathleen's granddaughter, Raini for her care and compassion. Arr. by Range Funeral Home of Virginia, MN, 218-741-1481.
Hebert, Marvin L. age 75, of Maple Grove, passed away on December 9, 2010. He will be deeply missed by his wife of 47 1/2; years, Gloria; children, Lauren (Christine) of Long Prairie, Susan (Robert) Burns of Midlothian, TX, Joseph (Janene) of Maple Grove; grandchildren, Christopher Burns, Amber Ayers, William Hebert, Jacob Hebert, Abigail Hebert, and Evan Hebert; great granddaughters, Chloe and Bailey; siblings, Armand Hebert of Eureka, CA, Maxine Kollman of Iowa Falls, IA, Clara Hebert of West St. Paul, James Hebert of Marion, IA; many nieces, nephews, relatives and good friends. Memorial Service 2 pm Monday, Dec. 13 at Cremation Society of MN, 7835 Brooklyn Blvd., Brooklyn Park (763-560-3100) with visitation 1 hr. before service. Family plans a burial at Ft. Snelling and a Life Celebration in June 2011. www.cremationsocietyofmn.com
Hertzfeldt, Kent Lee Age 47, 12/08/2010 of Ataxia, Perryville, AR., formerly of Orono, MN. Preceded in death by his mother, Ellen Herring Peeples; step-mother, Mary Ann Hertzfeldt, MN; siblings, Ginger (11/07) & Brent (02/10). Survived by father, Gary Hertzfeldt (Carroll) of Perryville, AR; sisters, Janice Suess (Rob) of Orono, MN, Deborah of CA; step-siblings, Eric (Katie) Woelfle of Princeton, MN, Jimmy & Gina Peeples of Houston, TX. Memorial at Hidden Gallery 12/12/10 Perryville, AR. Correspondence to the Hertzfeldt family at PO Box 626, Perryville, AR 72126 or c/o Janice Suess PO Box 429, Long Lake, MN 55356.
Reinert, David Edward was born May 1, 1955 in Golden Valley, Minnesota. David currently resided in Simpsonville, SC. He went to be with the Lord on December 9, 2010. He was survived by his wife of twenty seven years Becky Reinert, children Shannon Edwards and Heather Ray, daughter in law Elizabeth Edwards, and son in law Ricky Ray, his mother Isabelle Reinert, his brother Michael Reinert and lots of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Eugene Reinert and his brother Thomas Reinert. David graduated from Cooper High School in 1973. He continued his education at Control Data Computer College in Chicago, IL. David worked for AG Communications for thirty years. While he was employed there he traveled all around the world for work. For the last six years he was employed at CenturyTel in Missouri. During his life David never met a stranger, he was liked by all. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, wood working and restoring old cars. He was currently working on a 67' Camaro. David will be never be forgotten by all those that knew him. A celebration of David's Life will be on Friday December 17th, at His family's home. This summer a celebration will be held in Minnesota. Any donations please send to Fletcher Funeral Home in Fountain Inn, SC, they will be divided between charities of his choice. Any flowers send to family home. Please contact family for the arrangements.
Reichardt, Robert W. age 74, of Ramsey. Born 3/3/36 in Wauwautosa, WI. His hobbies include classic cars, car shows and swap meets. Preceded in death by son, Fred; mother, Marie Grassel; stepfathers, Elmer Vollmer and George Grassel. Survived by loving wife, Dee of 49 years; daughter, Debbie Carithers of Black River Falls, WI; sons, Scott (Clarise) of Hanover and Ryan Reichardt of Ramsey; 8 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; many other relatives & friends. Services to be held at a later date. Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Home Anoka 763-421-0220 thurston-lindberg.com
Olsen, Virginia C. age 92, of New Brighton, passed away Dec. 9, 2010. Preceded in death by husband, Louis. Survived by daughter, Diane Daniels; son, Dennis L. Olsen (Darlene Higgins); grandchildren, Jaci, Jari, Patrick, Paul, Denise and Jaime; 15 great-grandchildren & 1 great-great-granddaughter. Memorials preferred in Virginia's name to charity of donor's choice. Funeral service Tuesday, Dec. 14, 10:30 AM. Visitation 4-7 PM Monday, Dec. 13, and one hour prior to service, all at: Washburn-McReavy Hillside Chapel 612-781-1999 2610 19th Ave. N.E., Mpls
Keller, Jeanette age 70, of Fridley, passed away Dec. 10, 2010 surrounded by family. Preceded in death by parents; and brother, Darwin Hanson. Survived by husband of 49 years, Jerry; children, Sandy (Marc) Nelsen, Sheila (Tom) Barnette, Susan (Curt) Olsen and Kevin (Emilie) Keller; grandchildren, Allie, Abby, Joe, Andrew, Tanner, Wil, Kate, and baby twins A & B due in March; great-grandson, Ayden; 1 brother; 2 sisters; a large extended family and friends. Special thanks to the staff at Unity Hospital for the compassionate care that she received during her illness. Mass of Christian Burial 11 AM Tuesday, Dec. 14 at the Church of St. William, 6120 5th St NE, Fridley with visitation one hour before Mass at church and Monday from 5-8 PM with 7 PM prayer service at: Washburn-McReavy Columbia Heights Chapel 763-789-4436 4101 Central Ave. N.E.
Eisch, Holly S. Age 58, formerly of Minnetrista, MN, passed away Sunday, December 5, 2010 at her home in rural Menomonie, WI. Holly was born October 10, 1952 to Frank and Ruth Eisch in Oshkosh, WI. She graduated from Oshkosh High School and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Holly was very successful in the business world, helping to establish the Wisconsin W.I.C. Program and becoming the national expert in W.I.C. automated payment systems. She also served as consultant for private company payment and management systems. Holly treasured her time with her son, Kaden David Hartje and was a loving mother to him. She also enjoyed cooking and had a passion for decorating and fine art. Holly is survived by her son, Kaden; brothers, Terry (Ellen) Eisch and Tim (Julie) Eisch; a sister, Donna (Braugeor) Zeitler. She is preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Ruth Eisch. Private burial services will be held in Oshkosh at a later date. Rhiel Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Menomonie Wisconsin is assisting the family.
Jaszcz, Waclaw (Vatzek) Beloved husband, father and grand- father Waclaw (Vatzek) Jaszcz age 72, of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, returned to the arms of his maker on December 7, 2010 after a courageous and dignified fight with leukemia. Vatzek was born in Warsaw, Poland. He lost his father, officer of underground, in Warsaw uprising when he was 6 years old. Vatzek overcame severe economic and social oppression to earn his MD from Jagiellonian University of Cracow, Poland. Upon graduation, he became a member of the faculty of Medical School in the Department of Pathology, specialized in anatomic surgical pathology and earned his PhD in experimental tumor pathology. As a result of his involvement in the Solidarity Movement at the Jagiellonian University, Vatzek immigrated to the US in 1984 where, after nostrification of his MD diploma and specialization, he joined the faculty of the Pathology Department of the Medical School at the University of Minnesota. He was a talented teacher and highly regarded collaborator; people loved to work with him, and he will be credited for educating generations of doctors in immunopathology and pathology for many years to come. He was known for his tireless efforts to provide correct and careful diagnosis in the most difficult cases. His warm smile and numerous interests: music, literature, arts as well as kayaking, sailing, trekking, to mention few, made him very popular in all social gatherings. He was also loved for his warm interest in people, always ready to listen and help. Vatzek is survived by his wife, Kazia Gajl-Peczalska of Eden Prairie, Minnesota; daughter, Agnieszka Jaszcz-Gruchala with husband and three children of Cracow, Poland; stepson, Andrzej Peczalski with three children of Edina, Minnesota. Vatzek, we will miss you greatly. Family and Friends. Memorial service to be held Monday, December 13: Visitation 10 a.m., Prayer Service 11 a.m. Reception following at the Cremation Society of Minnesota, Edina Chapel, 7110 France Avenue South (952) 924- 4100. No flowers please. Memorials may be given to Donations to Monastery of Franciscan Poor Clares, 8650 Russell Ave. S., Minneapolis.
Tronson, Charlotte F. Passed away at home Dec. 9, 2010. Full notice in Wednedays paper. GEARHART - 763-421-4347
Delaney, Irene Mary (Bonin) age 83, of Brooklyn Park. Survived by husband of 62 years, Edward; children, Thomas Delaney, Lorraine (James) Roberts, Margaret (Dennis) Patrick, Jane (James) Juris, Maureen Delaney (Kathy), Patricia (Dale) Gilles, Juliann (Bruce) Grausam and Colleen (Alan) Doerer; brothers, Edward (Louise) Bonin and William (Mary Jo) Bonin; sister-in-law, Barb Bonin; 15 grandchildren; 3 great- grandchildren; and many other family and friends. Mass of Christian Burial 10 AM Tuesday at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, 70th and Halifax Aves. N., Brooklyn Center. Visitation 4-8 PM Monday at Evans-Nordby Funeral Home, 6000 Brooklyn Blvd., Brooklyn Center, and 1/2 hour prior to mass at church. Interment Ft. Snelling Nat'l Cemetery. Evans-Nordby 763-533-3000
Cornelius, Margaret Jean Age 84, of Richfield. Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, passed away peacefully at home on Dec. 4. Preceded in death by son, Billy and son-in-law, Jim Maki. Survived by sons, David (Lou Ann), Ron (Debbie); daughters, JoAnn Jenner, Lynette Maki; 5 grandchildren and 5 great- grandchildren. Many thanks to Fairview Hospice. Memorial Service will be held on Thurs., Dec. 16, 11:00 a.m. at 8100 Knox Ave S. Bloomington, in the Community Room. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred. Morris Nilsen Chapel 612-869-3226 www.morrisnilsen.com
Saunders, Walter Barnwell (Barney) Died with grace and dignity on December 9, 2010, at home at the age of 87. His life became increasingly limited by breathing difficulties but he remained mentally acute to the end. His parents, Arthur William and Agnes Barnwell, his twin, Arthur William, and his sisters, Phebe Haugen and Sallie Wright, along with his first wife of 48 years, Lois Duxbury, all predeceased him. Patricia Bratnober, his wife of 11 years, has been an excellent companion and friend to him on this journey. He is survived by Patty, his children: Sallie March (John), Arthur William (Roberta), John (Mary), Susan Zoidis (Greg), and stepchildren: Philip Bratnober, Jane Ransom (John) and Sarah Bratnober. Barney was larger than life to his grandchildren, John Barnwell March (Mary), Lisa March Mauer (Dan), Timothy March (Sarah), Christina Saunders, Alyssa Saunders, Matthew Zoidis, Zachary Zoidis and Jackson Saunders. He also has four great- grandchildren: Allison Mauer and Josiah, Mercy and Daniel Walter March. Daniel Walter was born just 12 hours after Barney died. Barney was a good friend. He had lifelong friends from Kenwood School, University High and Harvard University ('44). He was a strong leader. He served on the European Front for 3 years and was discharged as Captain Field Artillery. He worked for Cargill, Inc. for 41 years, retiring as Vice Chairman of the Board. He loved his work and was devoted to Cargill. He served on the Board of Directors of Cargill, The Chicago Board of Trade and the Board of the First National Bank of Minneapolis. He gave his time and talents back to the community serving as Trustee for Nature Conservancy, Minnesota chapter, Courage Center, MacPhail Center for Music and Hamline University where he was Chairman of the Board for 2 years. At Hamline he also received the Edgar M. Carlson Award in 1998. He served on the Vestry of St. Paul's Episcopal Church being named Senior Warden. He was a member of The Minneapolis Club, President (1986) of The Minikahda Club and co-founder of the Love Lake Association, Danbury, WI, with his cousin, James T. McMillan. His family will forever feel his presence at Love Lake, which he considered heaven on earth. Barney was loved by his family, respected by his peers and admired by all who knew him. His sense of humor was unparalleled! He was a gentle man and a gentleman, and his grammar was impeccable. Barney fully engaged in life and will be missed by many! In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to St. Paul's Episcopal Church or Hamline University. A memorial service will be held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1917 Logan Ave. S., Minneapolis 55403 on Friday, December 17, 2010, at 11:00 am with a reception at The Minikahda Club following the service. Valet parking will be available at the church for those needing it. There will also be a gathering for family and friends on Thursday, December 16, 2010, from 5:00 - 7:00 pm at: Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel 952-920-3996 West 50th St. & Hwy 100
Friese, Steve R. Age 52 of Ramsey, passed away unexpectedly. Preceded in death by his father, Pastor Keith Friese of Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church. Survived by loving wife, Kelli; children, Stephen and Keith Friese; step son, Mike (Heather) Johnson and grandson, Brecken; mother, Leota; brother, Mike and sister, Paula; nieces and nephews. He will be missed by his dog, Sonny. Founder and coach of Endurance Plus Hockey School. Steve loved traveling around the country with his friends on his motorcycle. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred. Visitation Monday, December 13, 4-6:30 PM with 6:30 PM service at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 14501 Nowthen Blvd, Ramsey. Washburn-McReavy Coon Rapids Chapel 763-767-1000
Melby, Gary M. age 61, of Mpls. Retired City of Mpls employee. Preceded in death by mother and father, and nephew. Survived by sisters, Jane (Bob) Morrison, June (Darrell) Nord, Jackie (Wayne) Ruggles, Patricia (Ron) Lane; also many nieces & nephews. Memorial service Monday, 11 AM, with visitation one hour prior to service, all at: Washburn-McReavy Hillside Chapel 612-781-1999 2610 19th Ave NE, Mpls
Gorman, Rhoda J. Age 71, of Minneapolis, passed away peacefully at home on December 10, 2010. Survived by husband, Jerry; daughter, Denise (Peter) Fitzpatrick; son, Rich (Kellie); grandchildren, Travis, Adam, Drew and Sarah; 4 brothers; 3 sisters and many other relatives and friends. A celebration of her life will be held from 4-7 PM, Monday, December 13 at the Cremation Society of MN, 7110 France Ave. S., Edina 952-924-4100.
Jackson, Robert C. 'Bob' 60, of East Gull Lake, passed away Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Brainerd. Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 PM, Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church (19001 Jackson St. NE East Bethel, MN 55011) with Pastor Dan Nordin officiating. Family and friends are welcome to gather one hour prior to services. Bob was born in Montana and raised in Highland Park, MN. He attended Cretin High School before earning a BS Degree from the University if Minnesota. For over 40 years, Bob worked in the wholesale electric business. He enjoyed music and played the bass guitar. He liked to watch football. Most of all, Bob enjoyed spending time with his children, family and friends. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Robert H. and Margaret Jackson. He will be missed by his wife of 13 years, MaiLee; sons, Brent and Cody; brothers-in-law, Mark (Susan) Munson and David (Lisa) Munson; sister-in-law, SueLynn Munson; nephew, Michael; nieces, Grace and Eliana; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Dennis and Norma Munson.Please visit www.brenny. com to leave a message of comfort and support for Robert's family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter.
Ellison, Jean M. age 80, of Bloomington, peacefully at her home surrounded by her family Thursday, December 9, 2010 after a short battle with cancer. Preceded in death by her beloved husband, Paul Ellison; parents, Frank and Mabel (Johnson) Bastyr. Washburn High School Class of 1949. Jean's family would like to express their appreciation and gratitude to Fairview Hospice and the many volunteers who sat with her for their caring and kindness. Survived by three children, Mike (Pat) Ellison, Sue (Pat) Patton, and Jim (Ann) Ellison; six grandchildren, Nathan (Heather) Patton, Adam Patton, Jo (Evan) Wilcox, Christopher, Andrew, and Joseph Ellison; twin sister, Joan Bros; many nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial 2 PM Tuesday, December 14 at Church of the Nativity of Mary, 9900 Lyndale Avenue South, Bloomington. Visitation 12 to 2 PM Tuesday at the church. Private interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. www.pattonschad.com 1-800-799-3089
Clark, Dagny Gina (Braa) Age 97 of Brooklyn Park, MN, died Dec- ember 9, 2010. She was born and raised in the Garretson, SD area to Gilbert and Dagmar (Brovald) Braa. She had a life long love for cooking and hospitality with apple pie as her specialty. She is preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, John Clark; twin infant sons, parents, sister, Freidun and brothers, Conrad and Jerome. She is survived by son, John (Ann) Clark; daughter, Connie (Joseph) Brauer; grandchildren, John Clark, Jessie and Anne Gina Brauer; multiple nieces and nephews. Private interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Funeral service Monday, 12/13/10, 11 AM at Lutheran Church of the Master, 1200 69th Ave N, Brooklyn Center. Visitation 1 hour prior to service at church and also Sunday 2-5 PM at: Washburn-McReavy Robbinsdale Chapel 763-537-2333 4239 West Broadway
Berg, Adrian B. Age 82 of Minneapolis. Survived by son and daughter- in-law, Joel Berg and Bridget; grandsons, Sean and Justin; sister, Jean Dumdei; brothers, Jim (Elaine) and Ron (Beverly) Berg; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by beloved wife, Pat; parents, Bjarne and Anna Berg; brothers, Eldon and Bernard Berg. Visitation Thur. 5-8 p.m. at Gearty-Delmore Funeral Chapel of Plymouth, 15800 37th Ave. N., Plymouth. Interment Sat. 11:30 a.m. at the Pioneer Cemetery, Baltic, South Dakota. Gearty-Delmore Plymouth 763-553-1411
Murphy, Sharron Age 69, of Shoreview. Mounds View District Employee. Survived by husband, J. Gregory; 2 sons, Joe (Sarah) Murphy of Vadnais Heights, and Greg of Little Canada; a sister, Jackie Fish of Minnetonka; niece, Pamela & nephew Brett. Visitation 5 - 8 PM Tuesday, at MUELLER LAKE MORTUARY, 4738 Bald Eagle Ave, WBL. Mass of Christian Burial 11:30 AM WEDNESDAY (12/15) at St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church, 4741 Bald Eagle Ave. Private Interment. Mueller Lake Mortuary 651-429-4944
Johnson, Robert V. Age 82, of Fridley. Passed away on December 9, 2010. Robert was an attorney for the National Labor Relations Board from 1962-1993 when he retired and went into private practice. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Minnesota State Bar Association, American Legion Post #201 of Mora, MN, and member of the church of St. William since 1963. He was a 1947 graduate of Mora High School. Survived by wife of 56 years, Cleo; daughter, Linda; 3 grandchildren, Rachael, Matthew & Elizabeth, all of CA. Mass of Christian Burial 11 AM Friday, Dec. 17 at Church of St. William, 6120 5th St. NE, Fridley. Visitation from 5-8 PM Thursday with a 6 PM prayer service and continuing 1 hour prior to Mass at church. Interment Royalton Cemetery. www.millerfuneralfridley.com (763) 571-1300
Weber, Francis Joseph 90, of Mesa, AZ passed into God's loving care on Thurs, Dec 9, 2010 in Phoenix, AZ. Fran was born in South Bend, IN on Apr 30, 1920. He was the beloved husband of the late Olga J, (married June 14, 1941). He also was predeceased by his father, John J Sr. and mother, Johanna (Setelin) Weber, as well as by 5 brothers and 5 sisters. Fran is survived by his loving children, son, Ronald (Beverly) of Hamilton Sq., NJ; daughter, Patricia of Mesa, AZ; grandchildren include Ronald, Jr. (Lori White) of PA, Steven of AZ and Christopher Weber of NJ; great-grandchildren, Nicole Thomas, Kristin and Jeremy Weber. Fran is also survived by his sister-in-law, Marjorie L. Marshall of AZ, and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Fran was a WWII US Navy Veteran. A graduate of So. Bend Central High in 1937. Fran then embarked on his cherished career in the brewing industry for the next 48 years. He started his So. Bend career with Drewry's Brewery, Ltd., where he was chosen to attend the US Brewers' Academy. He then joined Jacob Schmidt Brewing Co. in St. Paul, MN, where he retired as a Master Brewer in 1985. He then relocated to Mesa, AZ. A life-time fan of the Notre Dame football. He also enjoyed puzzles, lapidary, golf and computers. Visitation will be held from 5-8 PM with Rosary at 7 PM on Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at Lakeshore Mortuary, 1815 S. Dobson Rd., Mesa, AZ. A Funeral Mass will be held on Tues, Dec 14, 2010 at 10 AM at the Church of the Resurrection, 3201 S. Evergreen Rd, Tempe, AZ. Interment with full military honors will take place at 1 PM at Queen of Heaven Cemetery 1562 E. Baseline Rd., Mesa, AZ. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Fran's memory to the American Heart Assoc.
Favorite, John Thomas Age 79 of Minnetonka, passed away Dec. 10, 2010. Preceded in death by parents, Andrew and Josephine; siblings, Joe, Nancy, Gene, Gus, Bob, and Vince. Survived by loving wife of 53 years, Janis; children, Judy (Mike) Mangum, John II (Sue), Edward (Joy), Joseph (Melissa) and Susan (Edmund) Hart; grandchildren, Angela, Kathleen, Jamie (Brett), Jennifer, Matthew, Megan, John, Annaliese, Joshua, Andrew, Isaiah and Lauren; great-grandson, Carter; brother, Tom; many nieces and nephews. Interment Fort Snelling Cemetery. Memorials preferred to Batten Disease, MN Chapter. Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday 10 AM with visitation 1/2 hour prior at Immaculate Heart of Mary, 13505 Excelsior Blvd, Minnetonka. Washburn-McReavy Strobeck Johnson 952-938-9020
Ronning, James W. Age 91 of Mpls. Survived by loving wife of 70 years, Opal; sister, Marilyn Kaye; nieces, Susan (Ian) Warfield, Janice Kurtz, Pamela (Gerald) Muelhbauer, Kathleen Greising, Sharon (David) Lindgren, and Carol Ann Ronning; nephews, Thomas (Karen) Hayes, Clifford (Deb) Ronning, and Michael Ronning. Jim served in WWII as a Lt. Commander in the US Navy. He practiced law on the North Side for many years. A Hall of Fame bowler, Jim also was an avid golfer. He was highly respected and will be missed by all who knew him. Memorials preferred to donor's choice. Private interment Crystal Lake Cemetery. Memorial service Monday 12/13/10, 11 AM with visitation 1 hour prior to service at: Washburn-McReavy Glen Haven Chapel 763-533-8643 5125 W. Broadway
Neumann, William H. 89, of Rosemount, passed away Thursday, December 9. He is survived by sons, Thomas (Nancy), Rick (Kathy), Randall (Jane) and William (Jim); 9 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren, and brother, Bernard (late Helen). He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Lawrence, and wife Phyllis. William was born June 5, 1921 in Northfield, Minnesota. He served his country during World War II in the United States Navy. Funeral Mass is scheduled for 10:30 AM Tuesday, December 14 at Mary Mother of the Church, 3333 East Cliff Road, Burnsville. Visitation will be 4-7 PM Monday, December 13 at the Henry W. Anderson Mortuary, 14850 Garrett Avenue, Apple Valley, (952) 432-2331, and I hour prior to Mass at church. Interment will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis. Memorials preferred. obit.HenryWAnderson.com
Enos, Glen M. Age 84, died peacefully on December 6, 2010 after a long illness with Alzhei- mer's disease. Glen was born on a farm in Vassar, Michigan. As a young man he served as a missionary educator in Congo until 1964. He was the former principle of Marcy Open School in Southeast Minneapolis and served at several other schools in the Minneapolis School System until his retirement in 1987. He was a gentle loving man who loved nature, gardening, his cabin on Lake Vermilion, and taking long walks. He was a dedicated volunteer to Meals on Wheels and committed to social justice. He will be remembered by many children who learned about the power of peace by his example. He is survived by his life partner, Ed Reed; brother, Richard (Lorraine) Enos; his children, Rebecca J. Enos (Patricia F. Walker, MD), Mark S. Enos, (Richard Newcome), Beth Beckman (Kenneth Wolfe), Mary Grace (Joe) Deters, Ruth Angelyn Enos (Peter Fleischhacker); his grandchildren, Jack Enos, Tahna (Jason) Rurup, Claire Deters; his former wife, Marian Stewart Enos, and many beloved nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ruby (Osgerby) and Lee Enos; his sisters, Pearl (Clayton) George, Beulah (Williams) Eby, Ruth (Don) Williams; his brother, Robert (Doris) Enos, and his special friend, Mary Forberg. The family wishes to especially thank the staff at Afton Care and Lighthouse of Mahtomedi for the tender care they provided for him. There will be a celebration of Glen's life December 15, 2010 at 2 pm at Lake Harriet Methodist Church, 49th & Chowen, in Mpls. There will be a service and burial at Riverside Cemetery in his home town, Vassar, Michigan, on December 18, 2010 at 12 pm. Memorials are preferred to the University of Minnesota Arboretum.
Berquam, Sara 'Sally' Age 72, of Maple Grove. Preceded in death by husband, John Berquam, Sr. and son, John Berquam, Jr. Survived by children, Dana (Stan) McHann, Mary Lou Berquam, Susan (Robert) McKenzie, and James (Alice) Berquam; brother, Howell Beach (Caroline) Fairbanks, Jr.; grandchild- ren, Adam, Brittany, Jason, Justin, Matthew, Christopher, Melissa, Emily, and Megan; great-granddaughter, Ava; and other relatives and friends. Service 11 AM Tuesday at Advent Lutheran Church, 9475 Jefferson Hwy., Maple Grove, with visitation 1 hour prior to the service at church. Entombment Sunset Memorial Park. Evans-Nordby 763-424-4000
Dold, Arthur J. Loving Husband, Father, Grandpa Age 75, of Bloomington, suddenly on December 8, 2010. He loved the Vikings and playing softball. Preceded in death by wife, Rosemary. Survived by son, Patrick (Jeanne) Dold; daughter, Jacquelyn, Jane Fitzpatrick; grandchildren, Christine, Matthew and Mark; siblings, Donat (Al) Backes, Rita Duret, Jerome, Mary Wolf, James (Liola), Ann (Len) Guggenberger and Ervin (Marcy); friend, Jeri Wollman and many other relatives and friends. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Edward's Catholic Church, 9401 Nesbitt Ave. S., Bloomington on Wednesday, December 15 at 11 AM, visitation at 10 AM. Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers. First Memorial Chapel Mpls. 612-825-4567
Strandquist, Willard S. Age 90, of Oster (rural Mayer). Survived by children, Larry (Linda) Strandquist of St. Louis Park, Judy Plucker of St. Bonifacius and Jane (Thomas) Murray of Ramsey; 9 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren; a brother & a sister. Preceded in death by wife, Novia; son-in-law, Darrell Plucker and other relatives. Funeral service Thursday at 1 PM at The Oster Covenant Church. Visitation Wednesday 5-7 PM at the funeral home. Further visitation at the church Thursday one hour prior to services. Serving the family . . . Chilson Funeral Home Winsted
Keller, James L. age 64, of Bloomington. Full notice later. Washburn-McReavy Werness Bros. Chapel 952-884-8145
May, Phylliss (McIntosh) Age 79. Preceded by husband John. Survived by children Steve, Sherrie, Diane and Debbie; 5 grandkids, Marshall, Andrea, Brandon, Nikki, and Alysha; 3 great-grandkids, Kealey, Hayden, and Navaya. Service Tuesday, 12/14, from 11 am - 1 pm, at Cremation Society of MN, 7835 Brooklyn Blvd., Brooklyn Park. (763-560-3100). Luncheon to follow.
Robertson, James W. age 83 of Plymouth. Full notice later. Gearty Delmore 763-553-1411
LaFayette, David Jung Age 39 of Brooklyn, NY, David graduated from Washburn High School and MCAD. He served 4 years in the Marines and worked at Pratt School of Art, Parson's, and the School of Visual Arts in New York. Survived by wife, Hanna Alvgren; parents, Roy and Shirley; siblings, Beth LaFayette (Robert), Sara Valentine, Scott (Royceann), Michael (Kimberly) and Steven; 8 nieces and nephews and many wonderful friends. Funeral service Tuesday 1 PM Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 4100 Lyndale Ave S, Mpls. Private interment. Gill Brothers 612-861-6088 www.gillbrothers.com
Donegan, Barbara Ann (Neff) Of Brooklyn Center, passed away peacefully December 10th, 2010. Preceded in death by husband, Donald Donegan, and parents, Ray and Hannah Neff. Survived by daughter, Marty (Phil) Landsem; son, Jeffrey (Carolyn Brookter) Donegan; grandchildren, Nikki Randolph, Andrew Landsem, Wesley Landsem; great-granddaughter, Kayden Nordby; sisters, Wanda Strawderman, Gloria Leap, Janice Lokey; brothers, Wayne Neff, Don Neff and many more relatives and friends. Funeral services to be held Monday, December 13th, 2010, at 2 PM. Visitation 1 hour prior at Evans Nordby Funeral Home, 6000 Brooklyn Blvd, Brooklyn Center 763-533-3000
Barrett, G. Timothy of Spring Lake Park on Dec- ember 9 in his 50th year. Preceded in death by father, Nicholas and niece, Sara. Survived by his soul mate and best friend, Lori Schultz; daughter, Amber (Jason) Brown; step daughter, Ashley Schultz (Bob); grandkids, Isabella, Christopher, and Lillian; mother, Frances; sister, Linda (John) Strickland and brother, Patrick (Kathy) Barrett; extended family and friends. Memorial Service Thursday 12 PM with visitation 2 hours before at West Bethel United Methodist Church. Billman-Hunt 612-789-3535
Smith, Geraldine M. 'Gerry' (nee Lewis) of Roseville, peacefully on December 10, 2010. Gerry retired from the University of Minnesota as a Microbiologist. She was a former member of the MN Bonsai Society and a volunteer gardener at the St. Paul Conservatory as well as a volunteer tutor in the St. Paul School system. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband Leslie H. Smith. She is survived by her son David (Cynthia); daughter Debra Smith; sister-in-law, Laura Barron. Funeral Services 12:00 Noon Wednesday at Roseville Lutheran Church (1215 Roselawn Ave., Roseville). Visitation one hour prior to services at Church Wednesday. Interment Union Cemetery. Arr. Roseville Memorial Chapel 651-631-2727. Memorials preferred.
McEwan, Timothy Scott Age 59, passed away on Dec. 10th after a courageous 9 month battle against cancer. He was preceded in death by his father, Ray. He is survived by Julie, his loving wife of 28 years; son, Joshua and wife, Erika and their 4 children, Eli (12), Jakob (10), Emma (7) and Isabel (4); mother, Clairice; sisters, Marlene McEwan, Ruth (Ray) Knapp, Annette (Lester) Coyer; brother, Alan McEwan; many well loved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Viewing and open memory sharing for Tim will be held on Tuesday from 5 - 7 PM with memory sharing at 7 PM at Gearty-Delmore Chapel of Plymouth, 15800 37th Ave. N. Gearty-Delmore 763-553-1411
Gilberg, Elale O. Age 96, of Lee Square in Robbinsdale and formerly of Brooklyn Center, died December 11, 2010 at Augustana Care Center. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Clarence. She is survived by only child Duane and grandchildren Megan (Thomas) Senear and Matthew Gilberg; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service 11 AM Thursday with visitation 1 hour prior and also visitation Wednesday 4-8 PM all at Washburn-McReavy Glen Haven Chapel, 5125 W. Broadway, Crystal, MN 55429. A luncheon will be held immediately after the service at the chapel followed by interment at Crystal Lake Cemetery. Memorials preferred to donor's choice. Washburn-McReavy Glen Haven Chapel 763-533-8643
Johnson, Rose Marie age 84. Rose was a longtime resident of Crystal, MN and Mesa, AZ and retired from the Robbinsdale School District after 20 years. Preceded in death by daughter, Jeanne Johnson; parents, Nicholas and Edwina Kremer; brothers, Robert and George Kremer. Survived by husband of 62 years, Lowell Johnson; daughters, Jackie (Chuck) Guiney, Sandi (Jim) Hoosline, Sue (Paul) Dooher, Amy (Gary) Gilbert and Andie (Jim) Munn; 14 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; sister, Helen (Pat) McLain; brother, Bill (Joann) Kremer; many relatives and friends. Mass of Christian Burial 10 AM, Tuesday, December 14th at St. Michael Catholic Church, 11300 Frankfort Parkway NE, St. Michael, MN (763-497-2745) with visitation one hour prior to service only. Private Interment Calvary Cemetery, Osakis, MN. www.GillBrothers.com New Hope Chapel 763-531-1777
Day, Milton 'Ozzie' Age 76, of Las Vegas, NV, formerly of Long Lake, MN, passed away Dec. 9 from pancreatic cancer. Preceded in death by brothers, Robert & Richard. Survived by wife, Connie; six children; brother, Stephan; and sisters, Shirley Nash & Bonnie Keller. Services to be held in Las Vegas.
Bergstrom, James D. 'Jim' age 77, of Mounds View, passed suddenly on December 10th, 2010 with his wife by his side. Survived by loving wife of 54 years, Corinne; daughter, Cathy (Bill) Seiberlich; sons, Darrell, Mike (Nadine) and Jerry (Jane); grandchildren, Courtney, Kelsey, Andrew, Austin, Alexandra, Selena and Nick. Preceded in death by parents, Ernest and Clara; sisters, Lorraine, Delores; brothers, Vernon, Russell. Born in Day, MN baptized and confirmed at Rush Point Calvary Lutheran Church. Graduated from Rush City High School. Korean Army Veteran. Married Corinne at Fish Lake Lutheran Church in Stark, MN. Attended University Of Minnesota; Worked for Control Data, Dayton's Bluff Housing and Liberty State Bank. Most of Jim's career was focused on revitalizing low income neighborhoods in St. Paul. Jim and Corinne have been members of Abiding Savior Lutheran Church for 37 years. A devoted family man, he enjoyed music, teaching himself how to play the accordion and organ; he also collected accordions, John Deere memorabilia and owned many John Deere tractors. Jim loved going back to the Rush Point area to spend time with family and friends. Visitation 5-8 PM Tuesday at Miller Funeral Home, 6210 Hwy 65 NE, Fridley. Funeral Service Wednesday 11:00 am with visitation 1 hour prior at Abiding Savior Lutheran Church, 8211 Red Oak Dr., Mounds View. Interment Fish Lake Cemetery, Stark, MN. Memorials preferred to Abiding Savior Lutheran Church. Miller Funeral Home Fridley Chapel 763-571-1300 www.millerfuneralfridley.com
Tillman, Leila 'Lee' M. 79 years and 11 months of age, of Maplewood passed away December 8th unexpectedly after a brief illness. Preceded in death by her parents, Leona and Earl. Greatly loved mother of John and greatly loved sister to Les (Teri). She will be immensely missed by many friends. Korean war era Navy veteran. Private interment. A celebration of life will be held Memorial Weekend, 2011. Please donate to your favorite animal shelter in her memory.
DiPlacido, Pasqual E. Age 63 of Bloomington, passed away suddenly on Friday, December 10, 2010 at home. Survived by his loving wife, Sherry of 35 years and son, Antonio and daughter, Adriana all of Bloomington; sisters, Mary Jane Bosa of Parma, OH, Louise Branham of Minnetonka, MN, and Jeanne Short of Essexville, MI; brothers, Guy of Birmingham, MI, Louis of Conneaut, OH, Carmen of Arlington, VA, and Frank of Pittsburg, PA; mother-in-law, Mary Obenour of Bloomington, MN and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by father, Gaetano; mother, Louise; sister, Theresa Wahonick; brothers, Pasquale and Louis; and father-in- law, Robert Obenour. Pasqual was born in Conneaut, OH on 5/5/47 and on 5/24/75 married Sheryl A. Obenour in Toledo, OH. He was a former president of the Bloomington Rotary Club, Kiwanis, SME, as well as many fraternal and educational associations such as DECA and Business Professionals of America. He was CEO and owner of Star Broadcasting. Mass of Christian Burial 2 PM Wednesday, December 15 at the Church of St. Edward, 9401 Nesbitt Ave S, Bloomington. Visitation 1 hour prior to service Wednesday at church and also 5-8 PM Tuesday at: Washburn-McReavy Werness Brothers Chapel 2300 W Old Shakopee Rd 952-884-8145
Small, Herbert J. Age 66 of Canton, SD, formerly of Anoka. Notice to follow. www.methven-taylor.com Anoka Chapel 763-421-9393
Kroyer, Magdalen C. Age 97 of Shakopee. Survived by daughter, Ginny (Gene) Hauer; daughter-in-law Barbara Kroyer; sister, Lorraine Borka; sister-in- law, Agnes Klehr; 6 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren, 9 great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, Sylvester; son, Edward; infant grandson, Bradley; 10 brothers and sisters. Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday 11:30 AM at St. Mary of the Purification Catholic Church, 15850 Marystown Road, Marystown. Interment St. Mary's Cemetery. Visitation at the McNearney Funeral Home, 1220 E. Third Ave, Shakopee, Tuesday 4-8 PM and at the church on Wednesday 1 hour prior to the Mass. The family prefers memorials to St. Gertrude's Health Center, Shakopee. McNearney Funeral Home 952-445-2755 www.mcnearneyfuneralhome.com
Dinnetz, Floyd Age 83, of Pine River and formerly Coon Rapids, passed away Thursday, December 9, 2010, in Grand Rapids. He was born August 10, 1927, in Cleveland, ND, to Fred and Elizabeth Dinnetz. He was raised on a farm in Britton, SD, and served in the U.S. Air Force as an air traffic controller. Floyd married Marion Brabrook on August 19, 1951. He was employed as an engineer for the Chicago Northwestern Railroad from 1954 to 1985. Floyd and Marion raised their children in Coon Rapids. After retiring, they moved to Pine River where Floyd owned and operated Pine River Sharpening for 15 years. Floyd is survived by his wife, Marion; children: David Dinnetz (Le), Paul Dinnetz (Debbie), Fred Dinnetz, Curtis Dinnetz (Cindy), Carolyn Janssen (Kent), Daniel Dinnetz (Janelle); sisters: Arlene Bush, Doris Rasmussen; and many grandchildren and great- grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. Memorial services will be 2 PM on Tuesday, December 14, at First Lutheran Church, Pine River. Inurnment will be at Minnesota State Veteran's Cemetery, Camp Ripley, at a later date. Arrangements are with Kline Funeral Home, Pine River, (218) 587-2067.
Bickel, Ida 84 of Northfield, passed away Dec 10, 2010 in Northfield. Funeral Service 11 AM Tuesday, Dec 14th at the Main Street Moravian Church in Northfield. Visitation will be 4-7 PM Monday, Dec 13th at the Bierman Funeral Home and on Tuesday at the church 1 hour prior to service. Ida Bickel is survived by daughters Kathy (Jerry) Topp of Northfield, Connie (Roy) Good of Carlos, MN; son, Tom (Sally) Bickel of Chanhassen; sister, Lillian (Bob) Albrecht of Brainerd; 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by husband, Charles. biermanfuneralhome.com
Sorvick, Conrad N. Age 92, died Dec. 4, 2010 in Eden Prairie MN. The youngest of nine, he was preceded in death by his wife Imogene. In WWII, he was a U.S. Intelligence Officer with the 99th (Norwegian) Infantry Battalion. Conrad is survived by sons Michael and James; daughters Karen (J.R. Toren), Corinne (James Magee), and Debra Trebesch; grandchildren Andrew Sorvick, Kimberly Anguiano, Michael Semrad , Chris Toren, Katherine and Megan Magee; nephew Orville Baker; and 11 great- grandkids. Memorial service (and Memorials to) Prairie Hill Evangelical Free Church, 1700 Valley View Road, Eden Prairie, MN on 10 January 2011 at 7:00 PM. Private interment at National Cemetery in Phoenix AZ.
Bina, Leonore C. Age 88, of St. Paul, passed away December 9, 2010. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 59 years, George and brother Robert. She will always be remembered for her strong faith and love of her family. She left us the same way she lived her life with extraordinary grace and dignity. She is survived by her children Barb (Merlin) Bean, Tom (Benita) and Don (Janis); grandchildren Carrie, Kyle, Sarah, Suzanne, Cyndy, Sharyn, Brian, Brett & Kris; great-grandchildren Collin, Ella, Madelyn, Nora, Lucienne & Kaitlyn; brother Raymond (Ruth) and many loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 Wednesday, December 15, 2010, at Highlands on Graham (1910 Graham Ave, St. Paul). Visitation one hour prior to Mass. Interment will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Arrangements O'Halloran & Murphy 651-698-0796. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred.
Voels, Clarence L. 'Roy' Age 79, of Brooklyn Center, from mesothelioma. Roy passed away peacefully on December 10, 2010, surrounded by his family. Survived by his beloved wife of 49 years, Jean; daughters, Tracy Voels and Karyn (Vladimir) Malesevic; grandchildren, Alek and Mira; brothers, Con, Bob and Louie; sisters, Joan and Joyce; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Clarence and Mabel; brothers, Carl, Steve, Joe and John; sister, Marie. Born in Brainerd, Roy truly enjoyed his 20 years in the Air Force. This first career allowed him to travel and photograph the world. He discovered a joy for fast cars and skiing while in Germany, and Jean, the love of his life, while in Scotland. Roy was an ardent Twins fan and outdoorsman who enjoyed duck, pheasant, and mushroom hunting. Intellectually curious, he relished a good debate and would gladly take either side of a topic. An opera lover since his teens, Roy took a vacation week from 3M whenever the Metropolitan Opera was in town. Opera and classical music filled his home and life. Roy was a kindhearted, intelligent, responsible family man with a great sense of humor. His family will miss him dearly. Interment at Ft. Snelling 10 AM Wednesday December 15th 2010. Memorial gathering following interment 11:30 AM - 1 PM at Gearty- Delmore, 3888 W. Broadway, Robbinsdale MN (763-537-4511). Memorials to the charity of your choice.
Fischbein, Bernice Funeral Monday 1:30 PM, Adath Jeshurun Synagogue. Shiva Monday evening. Full notice Monday. Washburn-McReavy 952-920-3996
Wisner, Virginia A. (Leight) age 93, of Mpls. Preceded in death by parents, husband, 3 brothers, 2 sisters, 1 son, and 1 grandson. Survived by son, Merrill (Catherine); grandchildren, Tamra Baskar (Tom), Scott, William (Lilly), Mike (Jacqui), and Suzanne; brother, Edward; 10 great- grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Visitation 4-7 PM Monday, Dec. 13 at the funeral chapel and 1/2 hour prior to Mass at church. Mass of Christian Burial 10 AM Tuesday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 835 2nd Ave. NW, New Brighton. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials preferred. Washburn-McReavy Northeast Chapel 612-781-6828 2901 Johnson St. N.E.
Goldberg, Michael Stephen 'Goldie' age 62, of Maple Grove, passed away December 10th, surrounded by his loving family. Michael was a Master Plumber, retired from Honeywell, after 26 years. He was an avid fisherman, member of the MSRA, and loved antiqued cars. He was a devoted husband, father, and son. He will be greatly missed. Preceded in death by grandparents, Rose Bronstein, Morris Miller, Ester & Jacob Goldberg, special grandpa, Norman Bronstein; and father-in-law, Anthony Belinski. Survived by wife, Patt; daughter & son-in-law, Anne & James Hindman; parents, Harold (Red) & Rivia Goldberg; sisters & brother-in-law, Jacque & Grant Rosenau, and Sandi Pendergast. Funeral services TUESDAY 1 PM at HODROFF-EPSTEIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 126 E. Franklin Ave., Mpls. Memorials preferred to donor's favorite charity. SHIVA at 1640 Oregon Ave. S., St. Louis Park (Tues & Wed 7 PM). Hodroff-Epstein 612-871-1234 www.hodroffepstein.com
Klocksien, Dorothy Watson Age 86 of Plymouth, MN, passed away Dec 9, 2010. Born May 30, 1924. Mother, sister, grandmother, homemaker, family caretaker. Born in Minneapolis, went to California during the war and worked in the Walt Disney Studios as an artist. Snuck into USO Club dances a couple times. Later, worked as commercial artist at Gamble-Skogmo in Minneapolis, then married and raised three kids. Continued painting, showed her work at Uptown Art Fair and also quilted and crocheted. Remained close to, and cared for, her sister Murel. She spent much time with her grandchildren when they were growing up. Cared for invalid husband, Philip Sr. Assisted him with genealogy research. Dorothy spent much of the last 15 years at her beloved lake cabin. She kept fishing until she was no longer able to get into the boat. She beat cancer twice, along with various other illnesses. She lived at Cornerstone Commons, Plymouth, MN for the past few years. Her apartment was the unofficial break room for some of the staff who were very fond of her. Dorothy is survived by 3 sons, 1 daughter-in-law, 6 grandchildren, 5 great-grand-child- ren. Service 12/16/10, 2pm Lakewood Chapel, Mpls. Burial following ceremony. Cremation Society of Minnesota, 4343 Nicollet Av, Mpls MN 55409
Canterbury, James Blanchard February 10, 1933 - December 7, 2010. Age 77, of Amery WI, formerly Mpls. MN, died peacefully surrounded by his family. williamsonwhite.com