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Maurer, Jewel Mary Lou (nee Larson)
December 25, 1930 - September 29, 2014
Age 83 of Wayzata.

Campbell, Joe Clark
January 1, 1945 - September 29, 2014
Age 69 of Columbia Heights, MN. Full notice to follow.

Rogalla, Delores Mable (nee Pintz)
October 4, 1925 - September 27, 2014
Age 88 of Hugo, MN.

Jensen, Brian Lee
November 15, 1969 - September 27, 2014
Age 44 of Maplewood.

Cameron, Dawn Alva (nee Tanberg)
August 2, 1953 - September 27, 2014
Age 61 of St. Paul.

Draper, Eugene Byron
February 15, 1940 - September 26, 2014
Age 74, formerly of Nekoosa, WI, passed away on September 26, 2014 in Roseville, MN. Preceded in death by parents, Flora and Lawrence Draper. Survived by his wife, Pamela; his children, Mark (Janell) MacGillivray, Lisa MacGillivray, Jennifer (Bill) Klein, Stephanie and Stephen; grandchildren, Hailey MacGillivray, Evan Johnson, Hunter MacGillivray, Lukas Klein, Haddie MacGillivray, Zoe Klein and Tristan Klein; sister, LaVonne Stephens and brothers, Robert (Jane) and Christopher (Tracy). Memorial Service will be at Eagle Brook Church, 2401 E Buffalo St., White Bear Lake, MN on Friday, Oct. 3rd at 11 a.m. with a gathering beginning at 10 a.m. at the church.

Berardo Jr., Mathew William
November 13, 1944 - September 26, 2014
Age 69 of New Brighton, MN.

Boyer, Patricia Colleen (nee Courtney)
August 31, 1947 - September 26, 2014
Age 67, Of Maplewood, MN. Beloved Wife, Mother, and Grandmother Passed away at home peacefully, surrounded by her family on September 26, 2014, following a courageous battle against cancer. Preceded in death by her parents Francis and Eleanor Courtney. Survived by beloved husband of 46 years, Jim; children Chantle Andersen; Marnique Puhalla (Patrick); and James Boyer (Ashly Grady); grandchildren Tony, Mitchell (Jonie), Jackson, Alyssa, Trenton and great grandchild Delilah; sister, Kathy Layer ; in-laws, nieces, nephews, godchildren, other relatives, and friends. Was a cosmetologist for 48 years and enjoyed cooking for everyone. She will be deeply missed. Visitation with family will begin at 11:00 am followed by a Celebration of Life at 12:00 pm on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at Beaver Lake Lutheran Church, 2280 Stillwater Ave, Maplewood, MN. Private Family Interment, Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred.

Thomson, Richard Allen
November 30, 1946 - September 24, 2014
Age 67, Of Minneapolis, MN passed away Sept., 24 2014 Survived by children, Roxanna Vojta, Wanda & Karen; siblings, Joan Garcia & Bill; 8 grandkids & 12 great grandkids; and many more loved ones! Graveside Service, Ft. Snelling, meet at Assembly Area #5, Tue. 9/30,12pm.

Johnson, Timothy Douglas
May 7, 1942 - September 24, 2014
Age 72 of Brainerd.

Kamphuis, William Gerald
July 8, 1960 - September 23, 2014
Age 54 of New Richmond, WI.

Sexton Jr., Robert Archer
January 24, 1950 - September 22, 2014
Age 64 of St. Paul, formerly of Rochester, passed away surrounded by family Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert A. Sexton Sr. and Rose C. Daly; and siblings, Cathleen Hanson and James Sexton. Robert is survived by his daughter, RuthAnn Sexton; grandchildren, Matthew, Morgan, Cheyenne, Ashlynn, Jaylynn and Rylee; sisters, Patricia Nelson, DeDe Van Slyke, Teresa Sexton and Rosemary Smith (Donald); many nephews and nieces; and cousin, J. Michael O'Connell. Private interment will be at St. Mary's Cemetery in Minneapolis. In lieu of flowers, memorials to donor's favorite charity.

Morin, Merle Deyne
July 24, 1934 - September 22, 2014
Age 80 of New Hope, born July 24th, 1934 in the township of Burbank in Kandiyohi County, Minnesota to Anthony and Hazel Morin. He met Joan M. Peterson of Rosendale, MN on a “blind-date” at beautiful Green Lake in Spicer, MN and have been inseparable during their 57 years of marriage. He was a loving husband, father,  grandfather and friend. He enjoyed spending time with family, friends, hunting, fishing, sports, music, the outdoors, travel, and taking care of his yard. Merle is survived by his wife Joan Morin; son, Michael Morin; two daughters, Jennifer and (her husband Kevin Kuhne, Marie Duncan; Ten grandchildren, Joshua, Jessica, Brittany, Megan, Stephanie, Samantha, Gabrielle, Emmanuelle, Gideon and Simeon; brother Robert Morin, sister, Patricia Netland; nephews, many other relatives and friends.
Preceding him in death his parents, Anthony and Hazel Morin; brothers Lloyd Morin and Donald Morin; nephews Steven Morin, Gregory Wigfield, Tony Wigfield, Jeffrey Morin; and niece Kathy Netland. Merle’s family would like to give a special thank you and gratitude to the caring staff from North Memorial Hospice and the Hubert H. Humphrey Cancer Center.

Branby, William John
February 23, 1955 - September 22, 2014
William Branby of Northeast Minneapolis, originally of Glenwood, MN, died Monday, September 22 in his home, at the age of 59. Preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Leona; and brother, Jim. He is survived by siblings, Jeannie, Jackie and Howard (Mike). Bill battled throat cancer in his last years, limiting his activities and interests. He loved the outdoors and was especially fond of animals: dogs, cats, birds, hamsters and even snakes. Bill also loved to hunt over his lifetime. An avid reader, he continued to enjoy his passions through novels.  Bill, a warm and friendly person, spent long hours on the phone, connecting with family and friends. His warm smile will be missed as well as those phone calls. A small private memorial for family and close friends will be held at a nature center. Call for details: 651-470-0729.

Bushey, Paul Gordon
August 19, 1970 - September 21, 2014
Age 44 of Minneapolis. Preceded in death his wife, Lisa Ann (Truchinski); parents, Gordon and Carmen.  Survived by his brother, David and many other loving family and friends.  Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, Oct. 5th, 1PM at the Westphal American Legion, 3600 France Ave N, Robbinsdale, MN. 

McDuff, Robert Blair
June 15, 1961 - September 21, 2014
Age 53 of Isle, MN.

Gillson, Patrice Lynn (Stokke)
June 30, 1956 - September 21, 2014
Age 58 of St. Paul. Survived by her 4 children Andrew, Dan, Eric and Stefanie Gillson and her granddaughter, Kendra. Service on Saturday, September 27 at 11am at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 2410 Stillwater Rd, St Paul, MN 55119.

Schultze, Frederick Walter
May 23, 1941 - September 20, 2014
Age 73 of Minneapolis, passed away peacefully on September 20, 2014.Memorial and interment planned for May 2015 in Virginia, MN.

Mackiewicz, Dennis Edward
December 21, 1950 - September 20, 2014
Age 63 of Minneapolis.

Hunter Jr., Garland Ferdinand
November 22, 1940 - September 19, 2014
Age 74, sunrise 11/22/40 sunset 9/19/14 He is survived by sibling Patricia Young; children, Gina Hunter, Cathryn Barker; 9 grandchildren; and a host of family and friends. Preceded in death by children Garlene Hunter-Schlicting, and Robert Spight. Garland graduated as an Industrial Engineer from the Univ of Wisc. He became an Ordained Minister and was a Prison Chaplin for 25+ years. Interment Fort Snelling on 9/26/14 @ 10:45am.

Graf, Dorothy Dale (nee Whitney)
December 19, 1932 - September 19, 2014
Age 81 of Burnsville.

Benninghoff, John Carl
January 17, 1945 - September 19, 2014
Age 69 of Elk River. Survived by sons, John (Jolene), Dwight (Danica), Nathan, and Nicholas; grandchildren, Delia and Delphine; father, Howard "Burt"; sisters, Alice (Kemp) Shobe and Virginia (Billy) Norris; and other relatives and friends. Memorial service at Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Pkwy, Eagan, on Thursday, 10/2 at 12 Noon with a visitation one hour prior.

Baines, Michele Kay (nee Lugo)
May 21, 1968 - September 18, 2014
Age 46 of St. Cloud, MN.

Flores, Rosa Irene
June 14, 1960 - September 18, 2014
Age 54 of Hastings, MN.

Jaster, Michael Dean
May 4, 1952 - September 17, 2014
Age 62 of Hastings, MN.

Wood, Richard Newton "Dick"
August 21, 1936 - September 16, 2014
Age 78 of Andover, MN, made his new address HEAVEN on 9/16/14 surrounded by family. Dick was always giving of himself to help others. He loved the Lord, his family & his many friends. He will be deeply missed. He is survived by his wife, Wanda, children, Gwen (Doug) Ommart, Lynn (Frank) Ramirez & Robin (Mark) Sibinski, 10 grandchildren & 15 great-grandchildren. Memorial Svc on Thur 9/25 @ 2 pm, visitation 1 hr prior @ Living Word Christian Center, 9201 75th Ave N. Brooklyn Park.

Martin, Wanda L. (nee Antonczak)
March 13, 1920 - September 16, 2014
Age 94 of White Bear Lake, originally of Detroit, MI. Memorial service Friday, September 26 at 2:00 P.M. at Cerenity Care Center Chapel, 1900 Webber St., White Bear Lake. Inurnment at a later date at Fairview Cemetery in Linden, MI.

Williams, Robert Walter
March 30, 1947 - September 15, 2014
Age 67 of St. Paul.

McCormick, Elizabeth Ann
December 29, 1952 - September 15, 2014
Age 61 of St. Paul. Elizabeth is survived by her brother, James and sister, Mary Ellen. Family is having private services at a later date.

Brown, Camille Charlotte
November 15, 1942 - September 14, 2014
Age 71 of Chanhassen.

Hall, Derrick DeJuan
October 22, 1981 - September 14, 2014
Age 32 of Minneapolis, originally of Chicago, IL. Funeral services to be handled by Cannon Funeral Home in Chicago (773-593-2600).

Svoboda, Geraldine Rose (nee Mahler)
July 15, 1937 - September 14, 2014
At age 77, dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, received a well-deserved reward on September 14, when she passed peacefully at the U of M Hospital. She is survived by her loving husband, Dick, of 59 years. Also leaving behind 3 children: Rick (Melinda) Svoboda, Deb (John) Vosejpka and Patsy (Steve) Mullenix; 4 grandchildren, Alan (Stephanie), Alisha, Matt (Aubrey) and Amy (Jesse); and 4 great-grandchildren, Alexia, Brooklyn, Brayden and Payten. She was preceded in death by her brother, Tom (Ernastein) Mahler; survived by her sister, Kathy Ripley, and brother, Ken Mahler. A celebration of life will be held at St. Stanislaus Church from 4:30pm-5:30pm followed by a Memorial Mass at 5:30pm on Wednesday, September 24, 2014. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred.

Tidgwell, Keith Donald "Butch"
February 15, 1942 - September 13, 2014
Age 72 of Vadnais Heights, MN. Preceded by parents; brother Ken and sister Kay; and son Klint. Survived by brothers Jim & Dick, sisters Teresa (Doug) & Pat (Ted); children Keith, Kellie (Mark), Korina (Tim) Kenneth (Tonja), Valerie, Kassie and 16 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews and pet Oreo. He had a playful sense of humor and was a hard worker. Private Service Friday 9/19/2014.

Hartman, Jonathan Paul
May 17, 1965 - September 13, 2014
Age 49 of Minneapolis.

Malander, Gina Marie
Febrary 26, 1961 - September 12, 2014
Age 53 of St. Paul.

Spigner, Eugenia Wilma (nee Murphy)
November 14, 1925 - September 11, 2014
Age 88 of Plymouth, MN. Funeral service Wednesday, October 8 at 11:00 AM, with visitation 1 hour prior, at St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, 519 Oak Grove St., Minneapolis. Interment to follow at 1:15 P.M. at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Lane #4.

Tengvall, Glenn George
November 19, 1948 - September 11, 2014
Age 65 of St. Paul, passed away Sept. 11, 2014. Survived by son, Kyle Tengvall; his four legged friend, Snickers; 2 stepchildren; sisters, Vivian Tengvall , Jayne (Mervin) Munkholm, Betty Tschida, Gert (Chuck) Fox, and Charlotte Tengvall; many other loving family and friends.  Memorial Service will be held on Sat., Sept. 27, 2PM, Bethesda Lutheran, 2855 47th St E, Inver Grove Hts, MN, with a gathering at church beginning at 1PM. Inurnment General Lutheran Cemetery, S. St. Paul, MN.

Lukens, Marguerite Beth (nee Howe)
April 20, 1918 - September 11, 2014
Age 96 of Roseville.

Banks, Sybel Elizabeth (nee Larson)
November 14, 1936 - September 10, 2014
Age 78 of St. Paul. Betty passed to God's glory on September 10. Survived by siblings, David (Lynda), Ramona and Rowena; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside service on Monday, September 15 at 1PM at Sunset Cemetery, 2250 St. Anthony Blvd. NE, Minneapolis. 

Lenmark Jr., George Edward
November 27, 1948 - September 9, 2014
Age 65 of St. Louis Park.

Fransen, Keith Eric
June 10, 1931 - September 8, 2014
Age 71 Of Stillwater, MN went home to his Lord, Jesus on Sept. 8, 2014 at the Hospice Gathering in Stillwater. The Celebration of Life service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 at Shepherd of the Valley Church in Afton, Mn. Visitation will be one hour prior to service. Keith was born in St. Paul, Mn., on April 29, 1943. He was a resident of Stillwater his whole life and graduated from Stillwater H.S. in 1961. Keith worked at Andersen Windows as a purchasing agent for over 30 years. He was an avid golfer and was an honorary member at Stillwater Country Club. His passion for singing led him to over 50 years of singing, starting in church choir and leading to being a member of a number of Barbershop Quartets, St. Croix Valley Chordsmen, and spent the last thirty years singing with the Great Northern Union Chorus. He was a regular volunteer every Monday for the past 10 years at the St. Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity and loved working with his hands. He was involved with his church activities and Men's Bible Study. Keith is survived by his wife of 10 years, Gwynne Fransen and step-son, Devin Foley and his wife Nicole and four grandchildren, and three nephews. Preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Rev. Paul Fransen. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Harmony Foundation, Lakeview Hospice, and Brydge's Center Orphanage.

Franklin, Donald Clare
June 10, 1931 - September 7, 2014
Age 83, of Mahtomedi Died peacefully on September 7, 2014, surrounded by family after a courageous battle with bladder cancer. Survived by wife of 57 years, Darlene J. (Hammond). Preceded in death by son, Bruce J. and son-in-law, Michael Lust. Father of Bethany, Scott, Stacy (Ron), Lisa (Brian), Craig, and Jason (Carol); grandchildren Breanna, Kate, Nicole, Leigha, Matthew, Joseph, Erika, Marisa, Zoe, and Hazel; and 3 great-grandchildren Hayden, Ben and Madilynn. Long-time employee of Whirlpool Corporation. Private service was held Saturday, September 13, at Evergreen Memorial Gardens.

Fausnaught, Tina Luise'
April 4, 1962 - September 6, 2014
Age 52 of Rochester.

Martin, Katherine Curran (nee Rossow)
July 17, 1978 - September 6, 2014
Age 36 of Rosemount.

Everson, Richard Warner
May 11, 1940 - September 5, 2014
Age 74 of St. Paul.

Gillquist, JoAnna Clare
June 22, 1948 - September 3, 2014
Age 66 of Osseo. Preceded in death by her parents Norm and Vera Gillquist, and sister Elizabeth Anderson. Survivors include one uncle, two nephews, many cousins and friends. Joni was a long time employee of Northwestern Bell phone company.

Pritchett, Kenneth Ray
December 30, 1949 - September 3, 2014
Age 64, of Burnsville, passed away unexpectedly after complications from a stroke. He was surrounded by his family. Preceded in death by his parents. Survived by his wife of 45 years, Mary; daughters, Christine (David) Engman and Dede (Scott) Bevers; grandchildren, Amanda, Ashley, Mackenzie, Mitchell and Hailey; great-granddaughter Alexandra “Rocket”; brother Roy (Lynne) Pritchett; sisters Patty (Don) Fretland, Betty (Myron) Olson and Jeannette (Jim) Valentine; many nieces, nephews, aunt, uncle, cousins and countless other family and friends. We will miss him dearly! Ken loved the outdoors. He loved playing softball, but even more than that he loved to coach. Those who played for him and against him will remember his passion for the game and that he would never lose by being “out-coached”. He also loved to be on the water. Whether he was fishing with the guys, his family, or he was pulling kids behind the boat on skis or a tube, he was happy. Ken was a hard worker and always helping others. He was the kind of man that would do anything for those he loved, especially his wife, whether he was making her lunches or driving her to work in a snow storm so she wouldn’t have to drive. If we had one more day with you, we would tell you how thankful we are for you and how much we love you. Until we see you again. Celebration of Life to be held on Tuesday, September 9, visitation 10 am, service 11 am, lunch following at Hosanna! Lutheran Church, 9600 163rd Street West, Lakeville, MN 55044 (Door #5).  Open house 4-8 pm at Dave & Christine Engman’s at 15769 Hayes Trail, Apple Valley, MN 55124. In lieu of flowers, memorials to family appreciated.

Peterson, Kurt Charles
February 20, 1952 - September 2, 2014
Age 62 is now smiling down upon us, he went home to the Lord on Monday September 1. Survived by his children and best friends Brett Peter-son, Ben Peterson and Mallory Peterson and son of Lorraine Peterson, of New Brighton. Kurt had an electric personality with a smile that filled the room and a heart that touch many. He was an active golfer and enjoyed winning his last golf tournament, a few days before he perished. An outspoken Christian who attended Eagle Brook Church, Kurt now rests in peace. Memorial service is at Peninsula Point Two Rivers Park in Anoka on Saturday, September 6 at 10:30 AM.

Colbath, Dylan John
July 25, 1979 - September 2, 2014
Age 35 of Andover, completed his journey Sept. 2, 2014. Graduated from Anoka H.S. in 1998. He leaves behind mom, Lisa Colbath; dad, John Colbath (Vicky); "Beautiful" sister, Emily Colbath (Anthony); lil sis, Sammy Stehr; grandmother, Carole Gellerman; proud uncle of nephew, Ebin Justin Michael; bff pooch Rocky; many aunts, uncles and cousins near and far. "With friends abound a gentle man who always acknowledged everyone along the way with a smile & a selfless how are you!!" Dylan's kindered spirit will live on for all who were blessed to know him. Special thanks to J.A. Wedum hospice staff. Celebration of Dylan's life Sat., Sept. 13, at Bigelow Chapel, 3000 5th St. NW, New Brighton, gathering and service starting at 9:30 AM. Luncheon to follow. Interment St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery. All are welcome. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to "Dylan's Cancer Fund" established by family at US Bank.

Schilling, Emily D.
November 9, 1927 - September 2, 2014
Age 86 of White Bear Lake.

Wallen, Charles Wayne
September 1, 1966 - September 2, 2014
Age 48 of Fridley, born Sept. 1, 1966, passed away Sept. 2, 2014. Survived by wife Jackie, mother Cheryl, brother Benjamin, sister Angelina, daughter Carley, stepson Eric, stepdaughter Jennifer, and many other friends and relatives. Interment Ft. Snelling National Cemetery Monday at 12 pm. Memorial gathering Landmark Center, St. Paul 2 pm. Memorials preferred to family, Landmark Center, to assist in burial cost.

Brinkhaus, Marie Ida
May 6, 1960 - September 1, 2014
Age 54 of Minneapolis.

Maki, Russell Leroy
August 14, 1935 - September 1, 2014
Age 79, of Oakdale passed away at The Pillars Hospice Home in Oakdale on Monday, September 1, 2014. Survived by wife, Donna Hampton-Maki; sister, Karen Koivisto; sons, Roland, Curtis & Brian; stepson, Darren Hampton; step-daughter, Jennifer (Hampton) Hanner; mother of his children, Jane Maki; and many dear relatives & friends. 3M retiree 2002. A memorial service will be held Tue., September 9 at 11:00AM, First Evangelical Free Church, 2696 Hazelwood St., Maplewood, MN, 55109, 651-777-5180, preceded by a visitation, 9:30-11:00 AM. Memorials preferred to The Pillars Hospice Home, 6025 Upper 35th Oakdale, MN 55128 or First Evangelical Free Church.

Graham, Teresa
November 8, 1956 - August 31, 2014
Age 57 of Maplewood.

Peters, Loring David
July 7, 1937- August 31, 2014
Age 77, of New Hope, passed away on 8/31/14 after battling cancer. Preceded in death by parents, Russell & Dolly and siblings, Doug & Dianne. He is survived by his son, David (Elisa); daughter, Jung-ah (Darren) Sombke; grandchildren, Benaiah, Krystal, Rose & Isaac Sombke, Brian & Carson Peters; siblings Mickey (Jeri), Gary, and Barbara Ewing; nieces, nephews, and former wife, MariLu Luetke Peters. Born July 7, 1937 in Minneapolis. He served in the Navy & worked at the Postal Data Center at Fort Snelling. After retirement he spent time in Florida & worked at Disney World. He also loved to be in the Brainerd area where he rekindled his love of art & sold many of his drawings at craft fairs. He enjoyed playing cards, fishing & golf. Memorial Service Saturday, September 20 at 12pm, Christ Church Lutheran, 3244 34th Ave S Mpls.

Kichler, Wendy Irene
February 18, 1967 - August 31, 2014
Age 47 of St. Paul.

Brooks, Sandra Leah (nee Wells)
March 2, 1948 - August 29, 2014
Age 66 of St. Paul, MN. 3/2/1948 - 8/29/2014 Celebration of Life, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 4PM, Fountain of Life Church, 3952-10th Ave. S, Mpls, MN 55417. Potluck gathering after service at church.

Smith, Lloyd Wayne
September 15, 1955 - August 29, 2014
Age 58 of Columbia Heights, died of cancer at Cerenity at Marion-St Paul. Visitation Tuesday 5-7 pm at Radisson - Roseville, 2540 Cleveland Ave N. Family & friends welcome to attend.

McMains, Mildred Opal (nee Kisor)
June 26, 1918 - August 27, 2014
Age 96 of White Bear Lake, originally of New Sharon, IAx.

Frey, Michael Carl
January 31, 1959 - August 27, 2014
Age 55 of Mounds View, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on August 27. Preceded in death by father, Richard. Survived by son, Ryan; daughter, Katelyn; mother, Mary Ann; brother, David (Lisa); sister, Trish (Joe) Anderson; and many other relatives and friends. Memorial service on Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 11am with visitation one hour prior at St. Odilia's Catholic Church, 3495 Victoria St. N, Shoreview.

Aldrich, David Robert
October 30, 1955 - August 27, 2014
Age 58 of Minneapolis.

Smuder, Kevin Douglas
December 11, 1958 - August 26, 2014
Age 55 of Princeton.

Johnson, Sara Gnali
April 6, 1957 - August 25, 2014
Age 57 of St. Paul, originaly of Dabou, Ivory Coast. Funeral service Friday, September 12 at 6:00 P.M. at Church of All Nations, 4301 Benjamin St. NE, Minneapolis, MN. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery in Mendota Heights on Saturday, September 13.

Rust, Elizabeth Lucy (nee Brown)
February 19, 1919 - August 25, 2014
Age 95 of St. Paul. Preceded in death by husband, Arthur; parents David and Ruth Brown; brother David (Elaine) Brown II; and former husband John (Len) Swanson. Survived by children, Lynne Swanson (James) Wedding of Naperville, IL and Naples, FL; John (Linda) Swanson of St. Paul; grandchildren, Jennifer Wedding, Michael Wedding, and John (Brooke) Wedding, Aaron (Heidi) Swanson, Andrew Swanson, and Beth (Willy) Miley; great-grandchildren, Holden, Cameron, and Rohen Wedding and Abigail Swanson. Retired from the MN Historical Society. Memorial service on Sunday, August 31 at 3PM at Lyngblomsten Care Center Chapel, 1415 Almond Ave., St. Paul. Visitation at 2:30 prior to the service. Private interment at Acacia Park Cemetery, Mendota Heights. Memorials to Macular Degeneration Foundation.

Payne Jr., William Edward
May 20, 1948 - August 24, 2014 stoll
Age 77 of Minneapolis.

Lattery, Doris June
March 21, 1937 - August 24, 2014
Age 77 of Brooklyn Park. Private interment at St. John the Baptist Church Cemetery in Savage, MN.

Dawson, Linda Kay (nee Young)
August 30, 1950 - August 24, 2014
Age 63 of West St. Paul. Survived by husband, James Sr.; children, James Jr. (Roxie) and Rose (Tim) McMillan; grandson, Ryan; 1 sister; 2 brothers; and many other relatives and friends.  Private family services. 

Robinson, Dorothy Louise
November 23, 1949 - August 23, 2014
Age 64 of Brooklyn Park.

Adams, Eric Paul
August 2, 1972 - August 23, 2014
Age 42 of Plymouth.

Keilen, Nicholas James
April 22, 1980 - August 23, 2014
Age 34 of St. Paul. Passed away August 23 surrounded by his family. Preceded in death by both sets of grandparents. Survived by parents Gary and Mary Jane Keilen, brothers Brian (Nancy) Preuss and Joe Keilen, nieces Victoria and Elizabeth Preuss, Danielle Bienke and Sarah Heck and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Celebration of Nick's life Sunday, August 31 at 11:30 a.m. at the St. Paul Masonic Center, 200 Plato Blvd. East, St. Paul, MN. Please wear brightly colored clothing. Memorials to the family will be donated in Nick's name. No flowers please. With Nick's great smile and warm personality, he touched the hearts of many. We love you Nick!

Reiman, Andrew Lewis
July 28, 1983 - August 21, 2014
Age 31 of St. Paul.

Zaccardi, Joseph Michael
August 7, 1955 - August 21, 2014
Age 59 of Kelliher, MN.

Gates, Daniel Ralph
August 6, 1966 - August 21, 2014
Age 48 of Bloomington.

Emerson, Ronald Lewis
April 4, 1943 - August 21, 2014
Age 71 of St. Paul. Preceded in death by parents Betty & Glenn Emerson and Peter Pothen, sister Peggy Marhoun. Survived by children: Paulette, Ronald Jr, Charles, Eve, Reem, and Matthew, 14 grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter. Also survived by sister, Jane Hatton Weber. Service will be 7pm on Monday, August 25 at Maplewood Care Center. 1900 Sherren Avenue East, Maplewood, MN. All are welcome.

Mulkeen III, Edward Thomas
April 12, 1952- August 19, 2014
Age 62 of Minneapolis.

Thompson, Timothy Todd
August 25, 1962- August 19, 2014
Age 51 of Minneapolis, originnaly of Eau Claire, WI.

Seifert, Frank Henry
October 11, 1937- August 19, 2014
Age 76 of Spooner, WI, passed away August 19, 2014 at the Veterans Hospital in Minneapolis MN. Frank was born in Kenosha Wi. to Frank and Clara (Rosemiller), Seifert on October 11, 1937. He was raised in Lake Geneva Wi. and graduated from Lake Geneva High School. Served in the Army from 1957-1959. He married his soul mate Arlene (Fourman) Seifert on July 1st 1966. Frank was a family man, enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren, hunting, fishing, one of his biggest passion was riding his Harley whenever he could. Frank looked forward to riding to Sturgis South Dakota for the year bike rally. Most of all he enjoyed being a man of God and enlightening others with the word of Jesus. Throughout his life he used his gift to help many people. He enjoyed handing out pennies, with a cross cut out of the center, to all he knew. Frank was a light in the lives of all that knew him. He will be greatly missed among us all. Frank is survived by his wife Arlene Seifert (Spooner, WI), children Cindy Mike (Faribault, MN), Steven Waddell (Walworth, WI), Lisa Seifert (Sarona, WI), David Seifert (Chippewa Falls, WI) Teeger (Deenna) Seifert (Spooner, WI), grandchildren, great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased in death by his son Edward Seifert and sister Ann Waddell (Seifert). Memorial Service will be held at the American Legion, (VFW Hall) Hwy 70 east of Spooner, on August 29th at 1:30 p.m. Visitation will begin prior to the Memorial at 12:30 p.m. with Chris and Karen Borgen officiating. Frank will be laid to rest at Northern WI Veterans  Memorial Cemetery at  2:30 p.m. The family will be there to greet relatives and friends.  

Leithe, Alby Ingus
September 7, 1927- August 18, 2014
Age 86 of St. Paul, formerly of Eden Prairie. Passed away peacefully on August 18, 2014 into the arms of his Lord and Savior. Preceded in death by brothers Marvin and Einar; parents Martin and Inga. Survived by wife of nearly 60 years Janice; daughters Joni and Susan; sister Laurella Thompson and extended family and friends. Born in Fertile to Norwegian immigrant parents, Alby was proud of his heritage, maintaining close ties with family in Norway. He served in the US Navy during WWII. In his long career as a chartered life underwriter and chartered financial consultant, he won numerous industry awards and took great pride in faithfully serving his clients. He will be deeply missed for his loving kindness, unfailing support, eternal optimism and enthusiasm for experiencing other cultures and history through travel.  The family would like to express their gratitude to the skilled staff at Lyngblomsten Care Center for their compassion towards Alby. Funeral Service, 11AM Mon., August 25, Visitation 10AM at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 104 Snelling Ave S, St. Paul. Interment 1:45 PM at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Assembly Area #2.

Keels, Shawnee Kathleen (nee Stores)
October 4, 1926 - August 17, 2014
Age 87 of Minneapolis.

Haghi, Nanette Marie
December 19, 1967- August 16, 2014
Age 46 of Minneapolis.

Mitchner Jr., Allen
December 19, 1941- August 16, 2014
Age 72 of Minneapolis.

Navis, Karin Jean (nee Sjodahl)
May 26, 1943- August 16, 2014
Age 71 Died on August 16 at her home. Karin thoroughly enjoyed golfing, bowling, making maple syrup, the Minnesota State Fair, Disney, cooking and traveling. Karin embraced her Scandinavian heritage by attending Syttende Mai in Woodville WI. Karin was survived by her Husband Lonnie Navis of 49 years; daughters Bonnie (Scott) Sutherland, Jill (T.J.) Farrar, Heather (Rob) Zarrett; son Tim Navis; grandchildren Aaron (9), Amber (6), Piper (5) and Lochlann (4); sister Rita (Joe) Hochban; sister-in-law Linda (Sam) Shauer. Visitation will be 3-5 p.m. Monday August 25th, memorial service at 5 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, 150 Fifth Street, Marine on Saint Croix, MN 55047, (651) 433-3222.

Graeber, Francis Edward "Red"
May 21, 1942- August 15, 2014
Age 72 of St. Paul. Passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by loved ones on August 15, 2014. Former bartender at North End Depot and retired from the postal service. Preceded in death by his parents and grandparents. He is survived by his loving wife, Marilyn; son Mark; step-sons, John, Michael (Valerie), Bill Kelley; sister, Kathy (Chuck) Pharr; sisters-in-law, Cheryl (Ron) Hughes, MaryLou (Pat) Andrew-Matzelle; brothers-in-law, Gary (Nancy), Jerry (Diane) Behrends; mother-in-law, Leona Marschalk; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; special friends, Kathy Cole, Cindy Pettit-Page; and many other family and friends. Special thank you to Heartland Hospice, especially Sara and Hannah. Graveside Service at Fort Snelling on Friday, September 5 at 12:15PM, Assembly Area #2. There will be a Celebration of Life at Lonetti's Lounge, 1091 Rice St., St. Paul on Friday, September 5 at 2pm. 

Halverson, Merlin
March 30, 1917- August 14, 2014
Age 97 of Champlin.

Melo, Merle Dale
December 21, 1928- August 14, 2014
Age 85 of Richfield, passed away peacefully Aug. 14, 2014 at The Richfield Health Center. Merle was born Dec. 21 1928 in Newfolden, MN to Conrad and Inga 'Hanson" Melo. Merle served with the U.S Army in the Korean War and after his discharge he returned home and ran a Motion Picture Circuit in Northwestern Minnesota, and then at-tended Vocational School for Electronics. He worked for Mel's Appliance in Thief River Falls, MN and then for Sears Service Center in Mpls where he retired. On July 20th, 1968 he married Jean Anderson. Merle is survived by his brother, Vergil Melo and his friend Vi of Fargo, ND; sister-in-law, Shirley Melo of St. Paul Park, MN; friend, Jean An-derson of New Market, MN; and many nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. Merle is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Harlan and Wendell and sister Madell. Graveside Service will be held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery on Friday, Aug 29 at 12:30 PM.

Tuma, Neil Robert
January 10, 1947- August 13, 2014
Age 67 of Eagan.

Floyd, Samantha Marie
June 21, 1976- August 13, 2014
Heaven received Samantha Marie Floyd, 38, of Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN August 13, 2014. Samantha was born June 21, 1976 in Kansas City, MO to Roberta-Jean U. Rogers and John C. Floyd. She is also survived by grandmother Helen Rogers, siblings Max X. Floyd, Marissa E. Robertson, Jesse D. Johnston, John M. Floyd, Patrick R. Floyd, sister & brother in-laws, nieces & nephews, and numerous cousins. Samantha’s colleges knew her as an enthusiastic & welcoming soul; a construction whiz who was quick to share her time & expertise. She had an infectious laugh, a heart full of kindness & gentleness, a side splitting sense of humor, endless talent for all things related to carpentry, art, poetry, sculpture & the written word. A memorial celebrating Samantha’s smile, her voice, her brilliance & compassion will be shared by those who love her Sunday August 24, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at 5674 NW Thiel Dr. Kidder, MO. Cards and condolences may be sent to 501 S. Searcy St. Gallatin, MO 64640.

Gallegos, Lloyd Edward
October 21, 1940- August 12, 2014
Age 73 of St. Paul.

Rivers, Cheri Marie (nee Pueschner)
March 2, 1936- August 12, 2014
Age 45 of Milaca. Went home to be with our Lord Jesus early Tuesday morning after a long battle with MS and fibromyalgia. She is survived by her husband, David Rivers; children, Zac Dennis, Sierra and Shane Rivers.

Pickett, LaTanya Helen (nee Jones)
December 9, 1954- August 11, 2014
Age 59 of Maple Grove.

Garling, Jennie Jane
March 2, 1971 August 11, 2014
Age 43 of St. Paul.

Buchkosky, David Henry
September 9, 1939- August 11, 2014
Age 74 of Minneapolis.

Johnson, Devin Mathew
May 18, 1986- August 9, 2014
Age 28 of Harris, MN.

Cofield, Robert
July 30, 1934- August 8, 2014
Age 80 of Burnsville.

Engman, Douglas Harold
December 11, 1947- August 7, 2014
Age 66 of Minneapolis. Preceded in death by parents, Harold and Dorothy. Survived by son, Chris (LaVonne) Engman; daughter, Lisa (Chris) Meger; grandchildren, Kyle and Natalie Engman, Lauren and McKenna Meger; sister, Kathleen (Will) McCune; brothers, Leonard Engman, Steven (Kathleen) Engman; close friends, Kim and Don and many other dear relatives and friends. Graveside service 11:30 am Thursday, August 14, 2014, Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. Luncheon following service at VFW post 5555, Richfield, MN. Memorials to American Cancer Society. Ft. Snelling National Cemetery 612-726-1127.

Hanson, Jeffrey Scott
August 7, 1952 - August 6, 2014
Age 61 of Minneapolis.

Erhardt, Vici Joyce "Victoria"
April 10, 1935 - August 5, 2014
Age 79 of Eden Prairie.

Fuller II, Raymond Arthur "Papa Ray"
February 6, 1951 - August 3, 2014
Age 63 of Chisago City. Ray was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Winafred. Survived by, wife, Eleanor; children, Raymond III, Edward, Matthew; grandchild, Kaylyn; siblings, Bruce, Sierra Sky, Jim; and other family members and friends. A celebration of Ray's life will be held on August 10, at 3PM, at Maranatha Assembly of God, in Forest Lake MN. Visitation at 2 PM.

Nelson, Cheryl Kay (nee Thuftedal)
January 28, 1954 - August 2, 2014
Age 60 of Mounds View. For memorial service details, call 763-439-5879.

Foote, Valerae Mae (nee Rosenberg)
May 5, 1933 - August 2, 2014
Age 81 of Richfield.

Anderson, Joseph Edward
December 26, 1947 - August 1, 2014
Age 66 of White Bear Lake & Dillon, Colorado Passed away on August 1, 2014. He was a Graduate of Minnehaha Academy and Century College. He is preceded in death by parents, Leslie and Claire Anderson and brother Ken. Survived by sisters, Judy (Robert) Seigenthaler and Karen (David) Trushenski; and several nieces and nephews. Outdoor Memorial for family and friends at Joey's White Bear Lake home on Sunday, August 10th, from 11:30-3PM with a service at 12Noon, with light refreshments following.

Foster, Lee Allen
August 31, 1946 - August 1, 2014
Age 67 of Richfield.

Barber Jr., Alex
July 8, 1946 - July 31, 2014
Age 68 of Plymouth.

Voss, Marjorie Nell (nee Miller)
February 14, 1933 - July 31, 2014
Age 81 of Inver Grove Heights.

Jones, Vincent Lamont
November 18, 1961 - July 30, 2014
Age 52 of Crystal.

Wissenbach, Robert Frederick
February 24, 1939 - July 29, 2014
Age 79 of Orange City, FL.

Golson, Charles Leroy
July 6, 1930 - July 29, 2014
Age 84 of Eagan. Passed away on July 29, 2014. Survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Judith; children, Doris, Robert, Nancy, Mary; step-children, Rod, Foster, and Hannah. Memorial service on Saturday, 8/2, at 1pm with a visitation one hour prior at MN Masonic Home, OES Chapel in Heritage Hall, 11501 Masonic Home Dr, Bloomington, MN.

Venne, Barbara Jane
September 20, 1948 - July 27, 2014
Age 65 of St. Paul. Beloved daughter of Mary C. Venne. Passed away on July 27, 2014. Preceded in death by father Raymond F. Venne and brother Lee A. Venne. Survived by mother Mary C. Venne, brother Steve Venne, sister Pam Aspnes, sister-in-law Janet Venne (Butch Tretter); also by nephews Tony Venne, Tom Venne, Tim Venne, Ted (Brittni) Aspnes; and niece Lisa Venne (Sean McCaffrey). Private burial at Roselawn Cemetery. Memorials preferred.

Shonka, Raymond Bruce
March 2, 1948 - July 27, 2014
Age 66 of Hayward, WI.

Bowlin, Michael William
May 25, 1970 - July 26, 2014
Beloved son, brother, father, grandfather, age 44 of St. Paul, MN. Passed away July 26, 2014. He is survived by his parents Lynn Brunner, William (Kathy) Bowlin; sister Michelle (Robert) Devaney; children Alex, Kayla, Veda, Taitum; grandchild Carter; niece Amber. His soul is now at peace. A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, July 31 at 11:00 AM at Keller Regional Park #4, Maplewood, MN.

Hale, Lois Ann
August 14, 1954 - July 26, 2014
Age 59 of Maplewood. Grew up in the West 7th Area , Preceded in death by her mother Lois; sister Josette Radel. Survived by husband Tim Stevenson; son David Nelson; grandchildren Sienna, Joely; sister Diane; nieces & nephews Mike & Marc Radel, Joe & Summer Hale; and many post office friends. Lois was a strong independent practical enthusiastic loving woman. Visitation 9:30-10:30 AM Saturday August 9 with 10:30 Memorial Service at Kessler & Maguire Funeral Home, 640 W. 7th St. St. Paul. Interment Riverview Cemetery.

Westlund, Debra Ann
June 14, 1952 - July 25, 2014
Age 62 of Burnsville.

Schultz, Don Paul
May 25, 1941 - July 24, 2014
Age 73 of Ramsey.

Tolaas, Viona Bertha (nee Vick)
January 24, 1926 - July 24, 2014
Age 88 of Oak Park Heights.

Running, Robert Lee
May 31, 1954 - July 24, 2014
Age 60 of St. Croix Falls, WI, hometown of Lake St Croix Beach, MN Passed away July 24th 2014 of NHL, and is now riding his Harley with the angels. Preceded in death by his parents Lee & Marilyn Running and siblings David Allen, Mary Jo and Charles. Survived by brothers Bill and Dan and sisters Kathy, Mary Ann, Deanne and Dianne & nieces and nephews. A "Celebration of his Life" will be held Saturday Aug 2nd at 2:00pm at Wolfcreek Bar at 2387 River Rd, St Croix Falls, WI 54024.

Ruprecht, Michael Anthony
March 14, 1960 - July 23, 2014
Age 54 of Minneapolis. Preceded in death by parents Jim & Rose, 2 infant siblings. Survived by 2 brothers, 4 sisters, 5 children, 6 grandchildren. Private memorial was held on 7/28/14.

Paxton, Clarence Christopher
July 25, 1934 - July 24, 2014
Passed away at the age of 79 on July 24, 2014 surrounded by his family. Preceded in death by wife, Norma. Survived by the 6 Pax: Wendy Kim, Scott (Sue) Paxton, Roger (Dawn) Paxton, Penny (Gary) Stone, Jill (Greg) Weiss, Christopher Paxton, 14 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. Memorial Service Saturday, August 16th at Elk River Baptist Church, 1800 8th St, Elk River, MN. Visitation 10:00-11:00, Service 11:00-12:00. Luncheon served following service.

Bresnahan, Nancy Joan (nee Burke)
December 14, 1949 - July 22, 2014
Age 64 of St. Paul.

Bennett, Shirley Anne (nee Stanford)
October 28, 1932 - July 22, 2014
Age 81 of Mahtomedi.

Martin, Velta Jean (nee Davis)
October 11, 1949 - July 21, 2014
Age 64 of Rosemount. Born and raised in Shelby, she was the daughter of the late Clyde E. Davis and Lela Harrill Davis. She is survived by her sons, Edward E. Martin and Peter A. Martin; sisters, Mot Davis and Linda Davis Spurling; and many other loving family and friends. A memorial service will be held in Minnesota on Sunday, Aug. 3 and a memorial service and burial will be held in Shelby at a later date.

Carney, Pamela Andrea (nee Klarkowski)
May 11, 1943 - July 21, 2014
Age 71 of Rush City.

Lynn, Peggy Susan (nee Golding)
June 25, 1953 - July 21, 2014
Age 61 of Brooklyn Center.

Proulx, Ronald James
April 15, 1937 - July 21, 2014
Age 77 of North Branch.

Schweitzer, George Jacob
September 17, 1951 - July 20, 2014
Age 62 of Isle, MN. Survived by son Jason Schweitzer of Ramsey, daughter Jenae Phillips of Braham, significant other Kathie Unger of Isle & 5 grandchildren. Service at Ft. Snelling Fri., Aug 1, 12:45 pm, Lane 5.

Driscoll Jr., Albert Bridges
October 31, 1939 - July 20, 2014
Age 74 of St. Paul, Died after a prolonged illness. Born October 31, 1939. Graduate of St. Paul Central High School, Metropolitan State and the University of Minnesota. Survived by his wife, Cyndy Crist; children, Brian (Vanessa), Amy (Dale Williams) and Molly; and their mother, Nancy; grandchildren, Madeline and Christopher; siblings Michael (Leah), Susan, Sara, and Kevin (Linda). Preceded in death by parents Albert ("Al") Bridges Driscoll, Sr. and Sarah "Sally" O'Brien Driscoll. A remembrance gathering has been planned. 2-6 PM. Sunday, August 31 at the Klub Haus, 1079 Rice Street, St. Paul. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made at truthtotell.org. Andy brought passion to all his roles in life: civic leader, community activist, journalist, producer, actor, husband, father, grandfather and brother. He was dedicated to promoting public awareness of the need for public, private and media accountability and their treatment of the disenfranchised. Most recently, Andy used his weekly KFAI radio show, "Truth to Tell" and his non-profit organization CivicMedia Minnesota to forward those goals. Andy was the recipient of a Columbia DuPont Award for his KTCA documentary, "Power Play" and he produced and hosted several other documentaries, specials and weekly TV shows on Twin Cities and Detroit Public Television. He was an early adapter of desktop publishing technologies, starting his own small company. He wrote for the Highland Villager for many years. Andy brought his deep intelligence and commitment to several different public boards and committees, such as the St. Paul Human Rights Commission; St. Paul City Charter Commission; West 7th Community Center Board; Sensible Land Use Coalition and the Consumer Alliance of Michigan. He was a Saint Paul City Council Ward 2 candidate in 1993 and 1997. Andy's theater experience started early with Theater Saint Paul. Later, he played the role of Action in Bloomington Civic Theater's 1962 run of West Side Story. He received rave reviews as Starbuck in Eastside Theater's 1966 production of The Rainmaker. He continued to perform regularly in the Twin Cities during the 1960s, and later with Dearborn (MI) Civic Theater in the 1970s. He was an ardent supporter and appreciator of the arts. Andy lived his life challenging others as he challenged himself, imploring with his weekly shows' signoff, "Do take care of each other". He will be deeply missed.

Seifert, Phyllis Jean
August 25, 1926 - July 19, 2014
Age 87 of Arden Hills.

Olson, Chad Alan
April 11, 1965 - July 19, 2014
Age 49 of St. Paul. Graduate of Spring Lake Park High School and Metropolitan Univ. of St. Paul. Longtime employee of Proex. Sadly missed by daughter Heather Wright of Oakdale; parents, Blaine & Diane Olson of Blaine; sister Kristie Buckolz (David) of Anoka; brother, David Olson of Fridley; niece and nephew, Jim and Kaylie; and a host of friends. Celebration of life gathering Sunday, Aug. 3 from 1-4 PM at Greenhaven Golf & Banquet Center, 2800 Greenhaven Rd., Anoka, 55303.

Madsen, Mark Duane
June 29, 1954 - July 18, 2014
Age 60 of Chaska, passed away at his home in Chaska, MN on Friday, July 18, 2014.  Born June 29, 1954 in Granite Falls, MN, the son of Kenneth and Joan (Nesburg) Madsen. Mark graduated from Granite Falls High School in 1972. Following graduation Mark joined the United States Air Force. After his service he attended Moler School of Barbering and worked as a barber for many years, most recently at Kens Barbershop in Minnetonka.  Mark loved to travel and enjoyed being outdoors. He devoted much of his time helping other veterans and took great pride in his work. He was a member and past president of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 290 and also a recent president of the MN VVA State Council.  Left to cherish his memory are his son, Matthew; daughter, Kristin (Jake) Nicoson and their two children, Cole and Bryn; father, Kenneth and special friend Dar Hanson; brothers, Charles (Gary) and Robert and many many dear friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lori (Anderson) who died at a young age and by his mother, Joan.  Interment Ft. Snelling National Cemetery with honors on Friday, August 8, 12:30PM, Lane #4. Memorial Gathering to follow at the Minneapolis/Richfield American Legion Post 435, 6501 Portland Ave South, Richfield, MN.

Munroe, Joanne Carol (nee Johnston)
October 19, 1941 - July 18, 2014
Age 72 of Minnetonka.

Mayhew, Jerry Allen
April 6, 1949 - July 17, 2014
Age 65 of Minneapolis.

Collier, Romundo Dianta
March 10, 1984 - July 16, 2014
Age 30 of Minneapolis.

Hagens, Raymond Robert
February 16, 1951 - July 15, 2014
Born in Bismarck, North Dakota on February 16, 1951. Ray was a member of the People of Praise Community and worked as a Registered Nurse both in Hospice and more recently rehabilitation. During the last year Ray was treated for bone marrow cancer which returned. He fought the good fight and went home to God on July 15, 2014. He is greatly missed by his wife Ann Hagens, daughter Janell Barth and son-in-law Kevin Barth (grandchildren Dylan and Allison Barth) and son Sean Hagens. He also leaves behind his brothers, Walter Hagens (Patty), David Hagens (Diana), and Joseph Hagens (Cynthia). His sisters are Janet Tauer, Jeannine Heller (Bill), Ramona Trom (Dana), Wanda Tauer (David) and Lorena Davis ( Kelly). He was preceded in death by his brother Leonard Hagens, parents Joseph and Doris Hagens and his brother-in-law Larry Tauer. The funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Peters Catholic Church in Richfield on Saturday morning at 10:30 AM.

Hruska, Rosanna Gertrude
November 9, 1950 - July 15, 2014
Age 63 of Cottage Grove. Beloved Daughter of Joe Hruska Peacefully fell asleep in death at home on July 15, 2014 surrounded by her friends and spiritual family, and her precious cat Nala. Memorial service will be held Saturday, August 2, 4:00 p.m. at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 7151 Hinton Avenue S., Cottage Grove, MN.

Palmer, Michael Andrew
May 7, 1947 - July 15, 2014
Age 67 of St. Paul, MN, passed away peacefully at the Mpls VA Medical Ctr. Served honorably in the US Army in the Vietnam War. Survived by sons Duane & Brian,brothers Bob(Barbara) & Jim (Jeanne), & ex-wife Pamela. Preceded in death by parents, William & Lydia. Funeral Service at Ft Snelling Nat'l Cemetery on Fri., July 25, at 10:45am with private gathering to follow.

Freeberg, Patricia Michelle
March 18, 1958 - July 14, 2014
Age 56 of Bloomington.

Campbell, Paul Anthony
September 20, 1964 - July 14, 2014
Age 49 of Bloomington.

Lau, Sui Lin
January 12, 1931 - July 14, 2014
Age 83 of Burnsville.

Sabacky, Donna Jean (nee Ammann)
October 26, 1947 - July 13, 2014
Age 66 of Blaine, passed peacefully 7/13/14 surrounded lovingly by her family. Memorialservice Sat., 7/26 - 10 a.m., at Coon Rapids United Methodist Church, 763-755-6990 . Visitation 1 hr. prior. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Virginia Piper Cancer Institute of Fridley.

Honeywell, Promise Rose
July 7, 1977 - July 13, 2014
Age 37 of Blaine.

Mullen, Vicki Ann (nee Dobbins)
December 14, 1947 - July 13, 2014
Age 66 of Eagan, Born 10/26/47.

Brambilla, Paul Andrew "Tall Pall"
September 26, 1940 - July 12, 2014
Paul (Tall Paul) Andrew Brambilla, age 73, passed away peacefully at home on July 12, 2014, winning his battle with cancer. He was born September 26, 1940 to George and Edith (Ernston) Brambilla in Minneapolis, MN. He graduated from De La Salle High School in 1958 and served in the United States Army from 1963-65. Paul married Linda (Anderson) along with her two children on June 25, 1977. The family moved to Princeton (Spencer Brook) that same year.
The three jobs Paul always liked to talk about were being a guide and ranch hand at a riding stable, a poleman for Western Union and working at the Dept. 56 warehouse in Rogers from which he retired. His pleasures in life were auctions, fishing, searching for agates and polishing them and camping in a tent. Each of these he would share with the younger ones in the family. Paul and his wife would take a couple of nieces, nephews or grandkids camping with them each time, showing the kids how to really rough it. He also enjoyed having a camper up on Knife Lake in Mora, his pontoon boat and the campfires in the evening. Even at home in the winter Paul would have a campfire going. Paul is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Linda; daughter Gina Anderson; ex-daughter-in-law Melissa Eisenbraun; four grandchildren Megan Eisenbraun, Mandi Eisenbraun (Corey Shoultz), Mariah Perich and Gage Perich; three great-grandchildren Aiden and Caelyn Burt and Beau Levi Shoultz; siblings Wally (Jane) Brambilla, Father Charles Brambilla, Mary (Brambilla) Tuinenga, Norma (Chuck) Davis and Thomas Brambilla. He is preceded in death by his parents George and Edith Ernston Brambilla. At Pauls request he was cremated which was through Crescent Tide; a memorial will be held for Paul on September 28 at their home. Contact Linda for further information.

Manley, Earl Lloyd
November 13, 1946 - July 11, 2014
Age 67, of Minneapolis, passed away peacefully & surrounded by loved ones on Friday, July 11, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl & Pearl; brothers Duane & James; sister Faye; and son Luke John. Earl is survived by his 7 children, 12 grandchildren & 1 great grandson. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, July 18, 2014 at 10:00 am with visitation starting at 9:00 am at St. Helena's Catholic Church, 3204 E 43rd St, Mpls. Luncheon will be offered after mass followed by Interment at Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Courage Center, 3915 Golden Valley Road, Minneapolis, MN.

Maidment, Mark Joseph
February 27, 1942 - July 11, 2014
Age 72 of New Brighton.

Maldonado, Alfred
February 2, 1949 - July 11, 2014
Age 65 of North Branch.

Eberspacher, Chris
October 29, 1960 - July 10, 2014
Age 53 of West St. Paul.

Jensen, Dorothy Ione (nee Flaa)
December 16, 1948 - July 10, 2014
Age 65 of Leesburg, FL.

Langan, Michael George
April 3, 1952 - July 9, 2014
Age 62 of Carmichael, CA.

Spigner, Tandy Jean
July 15, 1950 - July 8, 2014
Age 63 of Woodbury passed away peacefully surrounded by family on July 8, 2014. Full notice to follow.

Heitman, John Arthur
September 10, 1958 - July 8, 2014
Age 55 of Maplewood.

Lockhart, Nancy Louise (nee Canny)
December 12, 1949 - July 7, 2014
Age 64 of Burnsville.

Bartholomew Jr., Jack Colburn
December 15, 1956 - July 6, 2014
Age 57 of Minneapolis, crossed over to surf that big solar wave in the heavens on July 6, 2014, following a short battle with bladder cancer. He was enveloped in the love and support of his friends, whom he considered angels. A radon educator and contractor for more than 25 years, Jack dedicated his adult life to the fight against radon-induced lung cancer. He was also an Eden Energy Medicine practitioner. He was born in Billings, MT, on Dec. 15, 1956. His family moved to Kwajalein in the Marshall Islands when he was six, and Jack was raised surfing the island's waves. After graduating from Kwajalein High School, he attended Montana State University in Bozeman, and later resided in Butte, among other places, before arriving in the Twin Cities. A man of many passions, Jack was an outstanding athlete, who used his surfing skills to pioneer snowboarding in Montana, and excelled at volleyball and soccer. A lifelong photographer and artist, he chronicled the lives of his dearly-loved friends. Preceded in death by his father, Jack Colburn Bartholomew, Sr. Survived by his mother, Eleanor Rose (Wilks) Bartholomew; sister Tamara Rose (Bartholomew) Cummings (Michael); nephews Bryan Bartholomew (Regan) and Kevin Cummings; nieces Amber (Cummings) Frankovich (JC); Mary (Cummings) Antonich (Timothy) and Amy Cummings, all of Butte, MT. He will also be missed by an uncle, aunts, cousins, and many friends whose lives he touched deeply. Memorials may be made in Jack's honor to Cancer Survivors Against Radon (CanSAR) and/or Our Lady of Peace Home and Hospice Care of St. Paul, MN.

Hodge, Ida Jean
November 23, 1942 - July 6, 2014
Age 71 of Brooklyn Park.

Amstutz, Verna Charlene (nee Simmerman)
March 27, 1921 - July 6, 2014
Age 93 of Plymouth. Verna died peacefully in her sleep. She went to heaven to be with Jesus and her husband of 66 years, Blanchard. She was a Godly woman who truly loved Jesus. She is survived by 4 brothers, 1 sister, 3 sons and their families; grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Celebration service at North Heights Luth-eran Church, 2701 Rice Street, Roseville, MN 55113 Saturday at 11 AM. Flowers sent to church.

Swingler, Rose Marie
October 11, 1952 - July 6, 2014
Age 61 of Minneapolis.

Tieso, Richard Ronald
April 1, 1954 - July 4, 2014
Age 60 of Minneapolis. Private memorial at St. Odilia Catholic Church.

Weyh, TR
May 11, 1982 - July 4, 2014
Age 32 of St. Paul. A generous and loving son, brother, and friend was abruptly taken from us July 4th. Mourned by mother, Christie Nelson; father, Timothy Weyh; sister, Hannah Weyh; brother, Eathan Weyh; stepfather, Bob Eleff; grandmother, Lavonne Nelson; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was a brilliant master carpenter and artist who worked hard and was proud of his craft. He was gentle and kind, intensely intelligent and funny, tolerant and open-minded, and always ready to help someone in need. An avid outdoorsman with a passion for the environment, he also enjoyed curling up with a good book. He loved literature, poetry, music, and architecture. He was an "old soul." His sudden departure was tragic and has left a hole in the lives of those who knew and loved him. A funeral service will be held at St. Paul Cathedral on Monday, July 14 at 10:30 a.m., following visitation at 9:30 a.m.

Boyd, David Alan
April 22, 1967 - July 3, 2014
Age 47 of Minneapolis.

Tyson, Mary Lou (nee Amdahl)
March 25, 1936 - July 3, 2014
Age 78 of Roseville.

Minor, Ronald Everett
November 9, 1948 - July 3, 2014
Age 66 of New Hope.

Miller, Kenneth
September 6, 1959 - July 1, 2014
Age 54 of Isanti.

Ortega, Simon Jesse
August 28, 1943 - July 1, 2014
Age 70 of St. Paul's West Side Beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, cousin & friend Passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends. Preceded in death by parents, Simon and Mary Ortega; 2 brothers, Reuben and Gregory "Pepe". Survived by children, Marie (Roger) Vannelli, Simon, West (Kathy), Sunny (Ken) Hawker, Ryan, and Simon Jessie Jr. Ortega; grandchildren, Tiffanie (Jeff) Taylor, Mitch, Matt, and Max Vannelli; Simon "Richie" Ortega, West Jr. Ortega and Breanna Smith; Paris and Chanel Bruce; Antonio and Vincenzo Dintino and Lei'lene; great-grandchildren, Bianca Taylor, Samantha Park, Gabriella and Cody Ortega; siblings, Mary Helen (Carlos), Theresa, Rita (Roberto), Donald "Danny" (Monette), and Reuben and many other relatives and friends. Funeral Service at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 401 Concord St., St. Paul on Tuesday 7/8 at 11AM with a visitation 1 hour prior. Interment at Fort Snelling with a celebration of life reception following at Shady's, formally Winners Bar, 674 Dodd Rd., St. Paul.

Simon Smart, Isaac Jeremiah
May 26, 1977 - June 30, 2014
Age 37 of Anoka.

Mikko, Annikki Tonttila (nee Tonttila)
April 19, 1928 - June 28, 2014
Age 86 of Saint Paul.

Pesch, Marjorie Priscilla (nee Alleckson)
September 1, 1932 - June 28, 2014
Age 81 of Roseville.

Kellermann, Elizabeth Joan
August 3, 1931 - June 28, 2014
Age 82 of Saint Paul.

Hunn, William Joseph
December 24, 1952 - June 26, 2014
Age 61 of Stillwater.

Lemke, Linda Kay
January 2, 1953 - June 26, 2014
Age 61 of Saint Paul.

Williams, Robert Nixon
January 24, 1939 - June 26, 2014
Age 75 of Minnetonka.

Rosette, Stephen Lee
September 26, 1954 - June 26, 2014
Age 59 of Maplewood Passed away surrounded by family on June 26, 2014. Survived by his wife of 32 years, Edna; children, Daryl R. (Irene) Turner, and Karrie (Wayne) Meyers-Taylor; sister, Susan (Bill) Rosette-Corrigan; and other relatives and friends. Memorial Gathering on Thursday, 7/3, 5-7PM at Wulff Woodbury Funeral Home, 2195 Woodlane Drive, Woodbury. Floral arrangements are welcome. Appetizers & fellowship follow at Edna's home.

Martin, Patricia Ann (nee Foster)
April 29, 1962 - June 25, 2014
Age 52 of Minot, ND.

Gresczyk, Cheryl Elizabeth Joyce (nee Geshick)
October 10, 1945 - June 24, 2014
Age 68 of Eden Prairie.

Mobley, Irwin Harvey
March 11, 1952 - June 24, 2014
Age 62 of Minneapolis.

Museus, John Marvin
February 17, 1934 - June 23, 2014
Age 80 of Pine City.

Martin, Steven Montrell
January 3, 1977 - June 23, 2014
Age 37 of Minneapolis.

Vargo, Joseph John
May 28, 1949 - June 22, 2014
Age 65 of Somerset, WI.

Clayburn, Donald Martin
September 8, 1931 - June 22, 2014
Age 82 of Minneapolis.

Mitchell, Verlene (nee McCoy)
May 3, 1957 - June 22, 2014
Age 57 of Brooklyn Park.

Stickney, William Russell
July 27, 1957 - June 22, 2014
Age 56 of St. Paul.

Barr, Anniretha Lucille
March 25, 1954 - June 21, 2014
Age 60 of St. Paul.

Lind, Mary Elizabeth
January 13, 1943 - June 21, 2014
Age 71 of Stillwater, passed away peacefully on June 21, 2014. Born January 13, 1943 to Kennard and Alpine Lind. Preceded by her parents; sister, Diane; brother, Pierce; and brother-in-law, Jack Nelson. Survived by sister, Gayle Nelson; brothers, Jim (Mary) and Terry (Fay); brother-in-law Ralph Betzler (Donna); and good friends the Junker girls, Carol and Joanie; also many nieces and nephews. Per Mary's instructions there will be no services.

Simpson, Charlotte Isobel May
February 9, 1938 - June 20, 2014
Age 76 of Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Tyson, Eugene George
March 19, 1930 - June 20, 2014
Age 84 of Roseville.

Yorek, Scott David
September 15, 1958 - June 19, 2014
Age 55 of Andover.

Roman, Sean Cameron
November 3, 1987 - June 19, 2014
Age 26 of Saint Petersburg, Florida.

Levandoski, Kerry Brent
July 27, 1955 - June 18, 2014
Age 58 of Bloomington.

Filson, Patrick Brian
September 30, 1977 - June 18, 2014
Age 36, originally of La Grange, IL.

Latham, Jimmy Earl
Novwember 14, 1951 - June 17, 2014
Age 62 of Coon Rapids.

Berry, Donald Ray
December 25, 1953 - June 17, 2014
Age 60 of Minneapolis.

Ducharme, Mary Katherine (nee Lennon)
January 6, 1931 - June 16, 2014
Age 83 of Minnetonka.

Olsen, Ona Mae
July 23, 1950 - June 16, 2014
Age 63 of Mahtomedi, MN Passed away peacefully on June 16, 2014 Preceded by her parents, Theodore and Doris. Will be dearly missed by her son, Terry (Brandy) Hanneman; grandchildren, Haley & Brooklyn; siblings, Kathy Newlin, Doug (Bonnie), Bunnie (Walt) Hinkley, and Lyn (Mark) Wojtowicz; many nieces, nephews, and other loving family and friends. Memorials preferred to Our Lady of Peace Hospice, 2076 St. Anthony Ave, St. Paul, MN 55104. Memorial service at a later date.

Ernst, Alma (Joan) (nee Quamme)
April 7, 1932 - June 16, 2014
Age 82 of New Brighton MN. Beloved wife for 56 years of Richard (Dick) Ernst. Long time resident of St. Anthony Village. Preceded in death by parents, James and Anna Quamme, brothers Andrew & R. Paul Quamme, all of Dwight, ND. Survived by husband, Dick; son, Joel (Jean) Ernst; daughter, Julie (Tim) Allen; grandchildren, Hannah Scharpen, Brittany Scharpen, Charlie Allen and Isabel Ernst; sisters, Addie Erickson and Betty (Ken) Erickson of Fargo, ND, Carole Pederson of Mercer Island, WA, Ella Strand of Shoreview, MN, and Norma (Myron) Johnson of White Bear Lake, MN. Member of Home Economists in Homemaking and PEO. Taught Home Economics in Park Rapids, Rochester and Bloomington schools and later "subbed" in St. Anthony and Columbia Heights. Service Friday, June 27, 11 AM with visitation at 10 AM at Salem Covenant Church, 2655 - 5th St. NW, New Brighton, MN 55112. Memorials in lieu of flowers preferred to Salem Covenant Women or Concordia College, Moorhead, MN.

Larsen, Ronald James
April 27, 1948 - June 15, 2014
Age 66 of St. Paul.

Blohm, Warren Charles
April 19, 1957 - June 15, 2014
Age 57 of Shoreview, MN and formerly Marquette, MI died on June 15, 2014. He was playing a round of golf with good friends at Columbia Golf Course when his huge heart failed him. Chuck was born in Marquette, MI to Larry and Elizabeth Blohm on April 19, 1957. He is a graduate of Northern Michigan University and a longtime employee of ArmCom. He had a passion for golf, grouse hunting, and playing his guitar. He is survived by his wife of almost 20 years, Peggy Darmody. He is further survived by his mother, Betty Moore of Calumet MI, sisters Jo DeRoche of Big Bay, MI, June Swanson of Marquette, MI and brothers Bill Blohm of Marquette, MI, and Larry Blohm of Calumet, and nieces and nephews in Michigan and Wisconsin, grand nieces and nephews and many close friends. Celebrations of Chuck's life will take place at a later date in Minnesota and Marquette. Memorial donations may be made in Chuck's memory to Bay Cliff Health Camp, 4175 Baycliff Dr, Big Bay, MI 49808, or to the Twin Cities Ruffed Grouse Society, c/o Chuck Blohm Memorial, 1552 148th Ave NW, Andover, MN 55304.

Larsen, Ronald James
April 27, 1948 - June 15, 2014
Age 66 of St. Paul.

Christensen, Carol Mae
September 4, 1938 - June 15, 2014
Age 75, of Minneapolis, passed away June 15, 2014. Preceded in death by parents (Agnes & Arthur); sisters (Phyllis, Jeanne & Sharon); brothers (Sonny & Bud). Beloved Wife, Mother, & Grandma, Carol was an inspiration to many as her amazing selfless way touched those around her in a beautiful caring manner. Her warm heart and contagious smile would light up a room in a way that few others could duplicate. Her memory and spirit will live on in the hearts of the many that knew her and were blessed by her endearing love. Survived by husband, Terry: daughters, Kim (Gordy) Boucha, Kellie Christensen, Sherrie (David) Wilhelmi; son, Brian Christensen; grandchildren Kaitlyn, Jordan, Connor & Nick; sisters; Jeanette & Elsie; as well as many other friends and family. Memorial Services will be held at Diamond Lake Lutheran Church, Friday, June 20, at 11:00 AM (5760 Portland Ave. S., Mpls, MN 55417).

Sanchez, Bruce Edward
January 7, 1964 - June 15, 2014
Age 50 of Saint Cloud.

Osterlund, Elizabeth Mae
March 3, 1922 - June 14, 2014
Age 92 of Minneapolis, joined her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ gracefully and gratefully Saturday, June 14th. She is survived by devoted husband of 68 years, Arthur; children Paul, Jane (Greg) Hanzalik, Timothy (Beth); caring niece Cathy Salin; seven grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, and many other loving nieces, nephews, and friends. Celebration of Life service Monday, June 23 2:00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior at First Evangelical Free Church, 5150 Chicago Ave., Minneapolis, 55417.

Leiviska, Robert Charles
June 25, 1956 - June 13, 2014
Age 57 of Oak Grove, MN.

Strohmayer, Mark Joseph
November 4, 1961 - June 12, 2014
Age 52 of Blaine. Mark passed away unexpectedly at the age of 52 on June 12, 2014. Born Nov. 4, 1961, he had a passion for camping and fishing. Preceded in death by mother, Nancy. Survived by loving wife, Karen; daughters, Jessica and Amy (Chris); grandchildren Madelena, Sage, Liliana, and Mason; father and step-mother, Edward and Linda; siblings, Susan, Scott, and Andrew; along with many other family and friends. Service will be held at Eagle Brook Church, 8498 Sunset Rd., Spring Lake Park, on Friday, June 20 at 11 AM with a visitation 1 hour prior and a lunch to follow. Memorials preferred to the family.

Hart, James Madison
February 9, 1940 - June 12, 2014
Age 74 of Saint Paul.

Stanley, Richard Joseph
April 2, 1936 - June 12, 2014
Age 78 of Milton, MA, passed away peacefully on June 12, 2014. Preceded in death by Janet Stanley; parents, William & Catherine; brothers, Billy and Russell; sisters, Claire and Dorothy. Graveside service will be held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery on Monday, June 23 at 12 noon.

Birchmeier, Robert Gerald
December 11, 1974 - June 11, 2014
Age 39 of Minnetonka.

Edwards, Minnie Josephine
January 21, 1928 - June 11, 2014
Age 86 of Saint Paul. Preceded in death by husband, James; 4 brothers and 2 sisters. Survived by children, James (Karla), Linda (Bob) Michlitsch, Terry (Gary) Monette, Timothy (Chris); 17 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren; 3 sisters; 2 brothers; many other relatives and friends. Celebration of life at Guldens, 2999 Maplewood Dr., Maplewood on June 19 from 4-8pm. Memorials preferred.

Muellner, Coleman
February 28, 1951 - June 11, 2014
Age 63, of Shorewood passed away peacefully at his home on June 11, 2014 He was preceded in death by parents, Gregory and Burnetta and sister, Darlene. Survived by brothers, Richard (Kathleen), Gregory (Patricia), Ronald (Jane); daughter, Lisa; son, Dennis; step daughters, Kristene and Katherine. His is also survived by his fiancée, life partner and best friend, Mary Echols, her son, Anthony Cruikshank, daughter, Sherrie Echols; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Caleb, Alex and Apollo; many nieces and nephews and a lifetime of friends and collea- gues. Denny grew up in St. Paul graduated from Washington High School, was a Vietnam veteran, he graduated from Anoka Tech Auto Body School. He loved motorcycling, hunting, fishing, camping, playing Santa and decorating with lights at Christmas. He was co-founder of Denmar Auto Body in Minnetonka. Denny will be remembered for his sense of humor and ability to make others smile and laugh. A funeral service will be held at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 680 Mill Street, Excelsior on Tuesday July 1, 2014 at 11:00 AM with a luncheon and celebration of his life immediately following in the Gathering Space.

Rippentrop, Norman Dale
January 7, 1947 - June 11, 2014
Age 67 of Eden Prairie.

Streightiff, Franklin Delano
April 14, 1945 - June 9, 2014
Age 69 of St. Paul, passed away peacefully in his sleep on June 9, 2014. Preceded in death by his parents, Sam & Margaret; brothers, Vernon & Louie. Survived by his loving wife, Arlene; children, Dean, Jon, Candi, Richard, Sherry, Eugene, and Tim; many grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Graveside Service at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery on Thursday, June 19 at 10:15AM.

Donnay, Gary George
September 16, 1937 - June 9, 2014
Age 76 of St. Paul, passed away peacefully on June 9, 2014. Preceded in death by wife, Susan and son, Douglas. Survived by daughters Kathy, Tracy, Pam, Kelly and many other grandchildren. Celebration of life will be on Saturday, July 12, starting at 1PM at Kathy's.

Bowman, Sue Long (nee Long)
November 28, 1922 - June 7, 2014
Age 91 of North Oaks. Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother Lived 91 years with grace and love. Sue was the oldest of Mary and Paul Long's five children, born and raised in Winston-Salem, NC. She is survived by her sisters, Mary Ruth Stone (John) and Sarah Witherspoon (Bill). Preceded by her brothers, Felix and Douglas. Sue graduated from James A. Gray HS in Winston-Salem. After becoming a registered nurse she went on to the University of Pennsylvania for graduate training. During WWII she took that training and worked as a nurse at Morehead City, NC, caring for military troops who were stationed at the bases in the area. She met her husband, Dick, while walking down a street in Morehead. He jumped from a car at a stoplight to meet his beautiful redhead, and thus began 66 years of marriage. They moved to Duluth, MN and had three children, Sarah Bergstedt (Tim), Roger (Kit), and Susan Oberg (Craig). Sue is also loved by nine grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren. All will miss her lullaby, Six Fat Ducks, her amazing violets and orchids, and the beautiful birds that visited her feeders every day. We all will smile when we remember her Loon call on the dock of Lake Vermillion and her expressions for almost every occasion. "For Heaven's Sakes" and "Bless your Heart," both were delivered with a slight southern drawl. Sue and Dick traveled often by RV, river cruises, air, houseboat, and train. They saw every state in the US during their travels. They also loved their fishing trips to Canada. You could always count on Sue to catch the biggest fish much to Dick's dismay. But all would be forgotten after eating the fresh trout cooked skillfully by his bride. Sue loved all God's creatures and encouraged her children and grandchildren to do the same. There were dogs, birds, and even a pet raccoon that had taken up residence in their home. Her favorite and constant companion was a black poodle, Grindle. You couldn't mention Sue without speaking of the devoted friendship between the two of them. We just know that Grindle was waiting on the rainbow bridge when Mom arrived. We will celebrate Mom's life on Friday, June 13, 10:30AM at Waverly Gardens, 5919 Centerville Rd., North Oaks, MN. We want to thank the staff at Waverly Gardens for their love and care, the Healtheast Hospice Team, and most especially Dr. Sandra Coffin for her compassion and care.

Mathews, Dean Colbert
October 22, 1920 - June 7, 2014
Age 93 of Eden Prairie, retired Minneapolis/St. Paul executive, died on June 7th at his home in Eden Prairie, MN. Mathews was president of Quality Park Box Company, Quality Park Envelope Company, and Century Envelope Company. These Twin Cities companies were merged during his tenure into Quality Park, Inc., later a division of Alco Standard Corp. He initiated the expansion of these operations to become a major national manufacturer and distributor of office supplies. He later served as Vice President and General Manager of the Consumer Products and Business Services Groups of Standard Packaging Corp; NY, and from 1965 to 1969 as president of Brown & Bigelow, St. Paul, MN. Upon acquisition of these companies by Saxon Industries, Mathews resigned and assumed the presidency of Shedd Brown, Inc., Minneapolis, MN and Eau Claire, WI retiring in 1980. Mathews was born in Cleveland, OH, a descendant of a pioneer family in Ohio's Western Reserve, his great-great-grand-father having been Ohio's 3rd Governor whose uncle, representing the Connecticut Colony, served as a member of the 2nd Continental Congress and signed the Declaration of Independence and later was Governor of Connecticut. His great-grandfather, Dr. John H. Mathews and his grandfather, Dr. Samuel Huntington Mathews practiced medicine in Painesville, OH, the latter's practice interrupted for three years by a trip to the California goldfields by wagon train in 1849. Mathews graduated from Shaker Heights High School and from Case Institute of Technology with a BS degree in Metallurgical Engineering, and was employed by Bethlehem Steel Corporation as an open hearth metallurgist. During WWII he served in the Navy, attaining the rank of Lieutenant Commander. His last active duty station was in the Twin Cities as acting Naval Inspector of Ordnance and Inspector of Naval Material for the Ninth Naval District. Mathews was involved with many Twin Cities community activities, serving on the Board of several civic and charitable organizations. He was a member of the Executive Board of both the Indianhead Council and the Viking Council of the Boy Scouts of America, and received the Silver Beaver Award from the latter. Involved with youth athletic affairs, he was a director, coach and team sponsor of the original Edina Little League, director of the first Edina Youth Hockey League, and an organizer of community support for construction of Edina's Braemar Ice Arena. In connection with his business activities, he served as a Director of several corporations, as well as of the National Paper Box Manufacturers Association, the Envelope Manufacturers Association, and the Rotary Club of Minneapolis. He was a member of the Governor's Advisory Commission to the Department of Economic Development during Wendell Anderson's term as Governor, a member of the Rotary Club of St. Paul, honorary member of the Rotary Club of Huntsville, Ontario, and a member of the Young Presidents Organization. Mathews was Chairman of the Board of the Specialty Advertising Association International, and was honored as Man of the Year by the industry in 1981, and elected to its Hall of Fame in 1982. As an avid reader, writer, gardener and outdoorsman, he enjoyed summers at his home on the Lake of Bays in Ontario where, in later years, he was involved with the measurement and study of acid precipitation. With his wife Betty he wintered at his home in Arizona, removing his residence to Rio Verde in 1994. There he served as an officer and director of the Rio Verde Community Association and as editor and publisher of the community newspaper for several years. In 2005 he resumed Minnesota residence in Eden Prairie. He was a member of the Episcopal Church of St. Stephen the Martyr, the Minikahda Club, the Rio Verde Country Club, Ham & Eggs Club, Skylight Club and the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. Preceded in death by his wife of 71 years, Betty, he is survived by his son Dean C. Mathews III of Edina, MN; daughter Elizabeth M. Gross of Bellingham, WA; daughter Deborah M. Johnson of Greenfield, MN; daughter Ann of Cloquet, MN; 8 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Memorials are suggested to: University of MN Arboretum 3675 Arboretum Drive Chanhassen, MN Greater Minneapolis Animal Humane Society.

Lutz, Eugene Harold "Gene"
April 11, 1926 - June 6, 2014
Age 88 of Minneapolis, passed away on June 6, 2014. Known for being a loving, kind, and generous man to all he met and will be greatly missed. Proud WWII Veteran. Preceded in death by his parents, Harold & Christine; sister, Marcy and brother, Jerry. Survived by his wife of 64 years, Dolores; children, Colleen (Robert) Edwards, Danny (Michele), Jeannie (Karl) Hajny, and Jeff (Julie); 10 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren; sister, Pat Harrington; nieces, nephews and many friends. Memorial Mass, Thursday, June 12, 11 AM at The Catholic Church of Christ the King, 5029 Zenith Ave S, Minneapolis, MN with a visitation one hour prior at church. Interment Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. The family would like to thank all the staff at the VA Medical Center for their wonderful care and kindness.

Turner, Kenneth Paul
November 12, 1951 - June 5, 2014
Age 62 of Minneapolis.

Romero, Frances (nee Parades)
October 4, 1931 - June 5, 2014
Age 82 of St. Paul.

Phillippi, John Wendal
March 2, 1947 - June 5, 2014
Age 67 of Minneapolis.

Petersen, Michael Richard "Goatee"
September 25, 1944 - June 4, 2014
Age 69 of Minneapolis, passed away on June 4, 2014. Survived by his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren; his brother, Bill (Mary); nieces, nephews; and many friends. Michael was an avid motorcyclist and enjoyed riding his motorcycle with his brother. Memorials preferred to Our Lady of Peace Hospice, 2076 St. Anthony Ave., St. Paul, MN 55104.

Saxon, LaTimothy Norman
February 2, 1965 - June 4, 2014
Age 49 of Minneapolis.

Seetharaman, Koushik
March 10, 1966 - June 3, 2014
Age 48 of St. Paul.

Hargrove, Ruby Benieva
August 1, 1948 - June 3, 2014
Age 65 of Brooklyn Center.

Gore, William Keith
April 13, 1930 - June 3, 2014
Age 84 of Plymouth.

Rabe, Vivian Martha Elizabeth (nee Malkerson)
July 29, 1924 - June 2, 2014
Age 89 of Big Stone City, SD.

Stewart, Raymond Charles
September 28, 1959 - June 2, 2014
Age 54 of St. Paul.

Keefe, William Patrick
March 1, 1959 - June 1, 2014
Age 55 of Little Falls.

Lehmann, Gregory John
April 7, 1950 - May 31, 2014
Age 64 of Saint Paul.

McKelvey, Shirley May (nee Rose)
May 24, 1929 - May 31, 2014
Age 85 of North Saint Paul.

Violet, Steven Lloyd
November 26, 1951 - May 31, 2014
Age 62 of Clear Lake, WI.

Stately, Bonnie Rose (nee Stout)
October 31, 1935 - May 31, 2014
Age 78 of Apple Valley.

Jacobson, Bradden Edward
February 7, 1933 - May 28, 2014
Age 81 of Bloomington.

Murphy, Mary Ann (nee Prudhomme)
March 29, 1949 - May 28, 2014
Age 73, passed away peacefully in her residence on May 28, 2014 with her family at her side. She fought a courageous battle against cancer and enjoyed many wonderful years during her treatments. She will be deeply missed by her daughters, Shannon (Leslie) and Heather (Tom); her grandchildren, Luke and Mia; sibling, George (Toney); brother-in-law, Bill (Kay), nephew Mark (Dawn); niece, Beth (Dean), grand-nieces and nephews Hailey, Derek, Taylor, and Hunter, "Auntie" Marilyn and "Uncle" David, and many more relatives and friends. She was preceded in heaven by her parents, Mildred and George Prudhomme, and her sister, Jean. Mary Ann was born in St. Paul on March 29, 1941. She attended Washington High School, earned her Master's Degree in Education from the College of St. Catherine, and was a dedicated teacher at North Branch Middle School. She excelled at her most important job, grandma, sharing many fun adventures, preparing yummy snacks, teaching us all important life lessons, and constantly trying to teach us proper grammar. We are grateful to our family, friends, the caregivers at Cottagewood Senior Living, and Fairview Hospice for your love and support. The Memorial Service will be held Sunday, June 8 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 13025 Newell Ave., Lindstrom. 2:00 PM Service, followed by a reception & late lunch. Private interment. Should friends desire, memorials can be sent to Fairview Hospice, 110 South 6th Avenue, Princeton, MN.

Peterson, Arthur Lloyd
December 26, 1957 - May 28, 2014
Age 56 of Saint Paul.

DeWolfe, Arlene Yvonne (nee Worthen)
October 29, 1961 - May 27, 2014
Age 52 of Burnsville.

Riechel, Paul Otto
April 29, 1959 - May 26, 2014
Age 55 of Apple Valley.

Ostapowycz, Roman
November 24, 1924 - May 26, 2014
Age 89 of Lakeville.

Mulet Goldberg, Constanza
January 23, 1989 - May 26, 2014
Age 25 of San Juan, Argentina.

Jaworski, Roger Roman
July 7, 1960 - May 25, 2014
Age 53, Of St. Paul Passed away peacefully on May 25, 2014. Roger was preceded in death by his father, Roman, and mother Helen. He will be dearly missed by his loving spouse, Margaret; stepchildren, Matthew (Jennifer) and Tiffany; step-grandchildren, Claire and Adeline; siblings, Nancy (Ted), Gail (Dean), James (Sally); nieces, nephews, many loving family and friends. Roger was an exceptional musician and drummer, and played in a number of regional and Twin Cities bands from an early age until his death. He was especially proud to be a part of the Twin Cities premiere Beatles tribute band, Rubber Soul, in which he played drums as "Ringo." He was so very pleased he was able to perform one last time with Rubber Soul in January at Famous Dave's in Uptown. A special thanks to Bruce, Carol, and Kerry, and all his nurses at The Pillars Hospice for taking such good care of Roger and making him comfortable. 10:30AM Visitation to be followed by an 11:30AM Memorial Service on Sat., June 7 at Grace Place Church, 1545 N Dieter St, St Paul, MN.

Oakland, Scott Krien
March 25, 1965 - May 25, 2014
Scott K Oakland, 49, died Sunday, May 25th, at Regions Hospital in St Paul, Minn. as the result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident in Woodbury Minn. Scott was employed by ServiceTec, where he installed and maintained computerized equipment at the Minneapolis/St Paul International Airport and the Humphrey Airport. Scott was an avid musician all of his life. He did not read music but played by ear. He earned his high school letter in music by grade 7 when he accompanied the high school chorus playing a trap set. He continued to play drums, playing with several different bands, including a Chicago Blues band in Fort Collins, Colo. When Nikki was three he stopped playing, as he decided that music was not a lifestyle for him and his family. They moved to Woodbury, where he worked for Best Buy and developed his love for computers, for which he completed several certifications. He built computers and enjoyed the mechanics of as well as the operations of computers. He recently won the coveted ServiceTec's Quest Award, for outstanding service to the company and its clients. Scott is survived by his daughter, Nicole, and partner Beth Criger of Woodbury; his parents, Jim and Florence Oakland of Bisbee, N.D.; sisters, Sara (Paul) Curl of Woodbury; Stacy (Corey) Stephens of Martinsburg, W.Va.; his grandmother, Violet Christofferson of Park Rapids, Minn.; a niece, Rachael Curl and a nephew, Elias Curl of Woodbury and several aunts and uncles, and many cousins. Services will be held at a later date in Bisbee, ND, and burial will be in Bisbee Lutheran Cemetery.

Foley, Denise Ann
April 15, 1957 - May 25, 2014
Age 57 of Maple Grove.

Halvorson, Alice Leona (nee Gutzmer)
January 26, 1923 - May 25, 2014
Age 91 of Woodbury.

Culligan, Mary Anna
July 12, 1960 - May 24, 2014
Age 53 of Minneapolis.

Eveslage, Donna Kathrine (nee Sandkamp)
November 25, 1930 - May 23, 2014
Age 83 of Saint Joseph, MN. Donna was born in Holdingford, MN to Anthony and Myrtle (Hansen) Sandkamp. She married Arnold Eveslage on Novemeber 27, 1952. She has been a resident of St. Joseph since 1965.  Survivors include her daughters, Sue Beack of Rice, Kathy of West St Paul, and Ann Thull of Winona; six grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren and 2 sisters. Preceded in death by husband; 2 sisters and 2 brothers. Special thanks to the St Cloud Hospital, Regions Burn Care Center, Southview Acres and the hospice team at Health Partners.  Private service for immediate family at decedent's request.

Dunn, Darrick Lynn
December 22, 1961 - May 23, 2014
Age 52 of Minneapolis.

Kraut, Kenneth Marshall
May 30, 1936 - May 22, 2014
Age 77, of Mpls. Born on Memorial Day, May 30, 1936 in St. Paul, passed away May 22, 2014. Preceded in death by parents, Fred & Kate. Graduate of Wilson High School 1954. Served 3 years in the US Marine Corps. Survived by son, Kevin & wife Marina; grandson, Justin; granddaughters, Olga and Kristina; great- grandchildren, Kaleb and McKenzie; sister, Shirley Clark; brothers, Gerald (Blanche) and Ronald (Carol). He was loved and will be missed by all. Private interment.

Allis Jr., Joseph
June 18, 1945 - May 21, 2014
Born in Ashland, Wisconsin to Eleanor Kucik & Joseph Allis, Sr. Survived by son Daniel Allis & daughter Lisa Allis; grandchildren, Troy, Jake, and Elizabeth; brother, Vincent; sisters, Kris, Karen, Marian & Bev. Missed by many nieces & nephews and ex-wife Judy. Preceeded by brother, Ben and sister, Andrea. Air Force Sgt. during the Vietnam war; delivering supplies for 4 years. Joe was an accountant at Rexnord, Inc. He was a pig, goat, rabbit, chicken, and bee farmer. Always had a watch dog and a cat to catch mice! A garden to grow vegetables, and he'd make sure you had one too! "God watches over us," he'd say. Even though he worked very hard, and one...two...three... were his favorite words, he was always very kind and thought of you first. He had a positive attitude no matter the situation! Memorial services in Virginia, MN on June 7th, 2014 and in Milwaukee, WI on June 14th, 2014 at Grace Community Church. Inurnment at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery on June 9th, 2014, 11AM. Meet at Assembly Area #4 at 10:45AM. He makes you want to be, just a little...like him.

Kovach, Myong
December 14, 1938 - May 21, 2014
Age 75 of Minneapolis.

Garcia, Juan Jose
August 22, 1940 - May 21, 2014
Age 73 of Minneapolis, MN passed away on May 21, 2014. Survived by loving wife, Raquel; daughter, Magdalena (Nathan); son, Zeferino (Mercedes); 5 grandkids; mother, Gregoria; 2 brothers; 4 sisters; and many other loving family and friends. Preceded in death by his father, Santos; and his daughter, Porfidia. Per his wishes, a private ceremony will be held at a later date.

Whitehurst, Patrick Kevin
April 7, 1962 - May 21, 2014
Age 52 of White Bear Lake, MN Died on May 21, 2014 Amazing husband to Shawn. Loving father to Joshua and Hali. Also survived by his mother, Kay; brothers, Gregory (Marvy) and Jeffrey; sisters, Kathy Lee (Norman), Mary Bridget (Bob); sister-in-law, Marilyn; in-laws Lynn & Bob, and many other loving family and friends. Preceded by his father, Lee and brother, Mark. Memorial Service on Tue., May 27, 11AM at Eagle Brook Church, 2401 Buffalo St, White Bear Lake, MN. Visitation at 10AM at the church.

Nelson, Georgeanne M. "Gigi"
June 25, 1956 - May 20, 2014
Age 57 of South St. Paul, passed away peacefully at her home on May 20, 2014. She is preceded by her father, Edward Zins. She will be dearly missed by her mother, Georgia Zins; children, Mark, Tina (Rich) Howe, and Lee; grandchildren, Trevor, Jonathan, Zachary, and Joryden; siblings, Edward (Jodie) Zins, Roger, Howard (Judy), and Mary Jo Block; former husband, David Nelson; many nieces, nephews, beloved cat, Putty; and other loving family and friends. Special thanks to Nikki at HealthEast Hospice. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the family. Memorial Service for Georgeanne will be held at Concordia Lutheran Church, 255 Douglas St. W, South St. Paul, MN on Thursday, May 29th at 11am with a visitation at 10am, all at the church.

Donovan, Robert Charles
December 4, 1923 - May 20, 2014
Age 90 of Saint Louis Park.

Wallat, Roy Ernst
May 28, 1924 - May 19, 2014
Age 89 of Brooklyn Park.

Worthington, Margaret England (nee Ward)
August 2, 1921 - May 19, 2014
Age 92 of St. Paul.

Smith Jr., Joseph Gregory
March 15, 1972 - May 18, 2014
Age 42 of Minneapolis.

Rick, William L. "Wild Bill"
August 16, 1926 - May 18, 2014
Age 87 of White Bear Lake Passed away May 18, 2014 Stucco contractor, preceded in death by wife, Geraldine. A good man, who will be deeply missed by all. Survived by Greg (Kathy), Gary (Lori), William, and Robert. 14 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, siblings Helen, Genevieve & Richard. Celebration of life Monday May 26, 3-7PM with reflection @ 4:30 at Cafe Cravings 1600 E Cty Rd E, WBL.

Vey-Tysseling, Sharon Louise (nee Vey)
June 28, 1951 - May 18, 2014
Age 62, of St. Paul, MN and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Passed away on Sunday, May 18, at Regions Hospital in St. Paul. A world traveler and registered nurse, Sharon shared her medical skills and her love for humanity in ICUs and ERs around the globe, including Saudi Arabia, St. Thomas, and the United States. She loved - and excelled at - art, photo-graphy, ethnic cooking, writing, and poetry. Additionally, she was adventurous, loving, energetic, and cared for everyone. Sharon loved to sail. She and Mark sailed the Caribbean for 15 years between providing food and entertainment at various Renaissance Faires throughout the US. She made friends around the world - India, China, Ireland, South America, and Europe - sharing many of her traveling stories with rekindled friendships at her high school's 50th reunion in Saskatoon last October. Thoughts from Sharon's heart: "The more you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you will go." "We will laugh more, love more, and see the world. My life." Preceded by parents, Lawrence and Helen; sister, Laurie; brother, Ron; and treasured Scupper. Survived by husband, Mark; sister, Linda (Dave); and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. All will miss Sharon dearly and wish her safe and wonder-filled travels. Sharon's celebration of life memorial will be held at a later date.

Kasprowicz, Anton Ludwig
August 29, 1924 - May 17, 2014
Age 89 of Newport, MN Died May 17, 2014 Survived by loving wife of 65 years Elsie; son Roger (Linda), daughter Diane Williams (Charles), son Michael (Lynn), eleven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren plus one on the way, sister Christine Stanislawski, brother Vincent, and many relatives and friends. Memorial Service Sunday, May 25 at 4PM Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses 7151 Hinton Avenue South Cottage Grove, MN.

Schroeder, Ray Allen
April 22, 1941 - May 17, 2014
Age 73 of Champlin.

Race, Lester Oscar
August 7, 1922 - May 17, 2014
Age 91 of Inver Grove Heights.

Snyder, David Edward
March 22, 1957 - May 17, 2014
Age 57 of Minneapolis Passed away May 17, 2014 Preceded in death by mother, Betty Snyder, sister, Cheryl Snyder and Grandmother Eva Pleason. Survived by; wife, Lisa Snyder; father, Gerald Snyder; sister, Diana Snyder, brothers, Daniel Snyder (Cindy Carlson), Gregory Snyder, loving children, Melissa (Chundra) Walton, Matthew Snyder; grandchildren, Jahmai and Kamiyah Walton, Tiera, Shanell, Isaiah, Lorenzo; nieces and nephews, other relatives, and many friends who loved him dearly. Visitation at Washburn McReavy 5000 West 50th St, Edina, on Friday 5/23 from 10am-12pm followed by service and procession to Beth-El Cemetery 3760 Winnetka Ave N, New Hope, for graveside service and interment.

Aubin, Sandrea Lee (nee Abas)
April 30, 1942 - May 16, 2014
Age 72 of Hugo, passed away peacefully May 16th, surrounded by family. Full notice will appear on Sunday, May 25th.

Shelby, Brenda Nadine
December 16, 1960 - May 16, 2014
Age 53 of West Bend, WI.

Brown, Donald William
April 3, 1930 - May 16, 2014
Age 84 of Minnetonka.

Carter Jr., Robert Lewis
April 20, 1967 - May 15, 2014
Age 47 of Brooklyn Center.

Mitchell, Willie
March 26, 1949 - May 15, 2014
Age 65 of Prescott, WI.

Osborn, Dennis Michael
March 3, 1948 - May 15, 2014
Age 65 of St. Paul Park passed away peacefully with his wife, Beth & son, Drew by his side on May 15, 2014. He will be dearly missed by his loving family and friends. Proud Vietnam War Veteran. Memorial Service, Mon. 5/19, 11AM, at Church of Acts, 862 White Bear Ave, St Paul.

Ridings, Randolph Lee
March 16, 1951 - May 14, 2014
Age 63 of Plymouth.

Bennett Jr., Richard Dean
March 6, 1961 - May 13, 2014
Bennett, Richard D., Jr. age 53 of Minneapolis, passed away on May 13, 2014. He is preceded by his sister, Robin. He leaves behind his parents, Richard, Sr. and Diane; siblings, David (Jacki), Ann (Jake) Richards; half-sisters, Amy and Dana; 3 nieces, 6 nephews, and many other loving family and friends. Memorial Service on Saturday, May 17 at St. Francis Liberal Catholic Church, 3201 Pleasant Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN 55408, from 2-5 PM. An additional gathering will be held at Loren on Park (2625 Park Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN 55407) on Tuesday, May 20 at 1:30 PM. Memorials preferred.

Davis Sr., Thomas Joseph
February 13, 1952 - May 12, 2014
Age 62 of St. Paul.

Hutson, Betty J. (nee Klund)
July 3, 1929 - May 12, 2014
Age 84 of Woodbury.

Guidi, Robert Arnold
March 28, 1931 - May 11, 2014
Age 83 of Brainerd.

Powell, Freeda Sharlene (nee Scott)
September 10, 1931 - May 10, 2014
Age 82 of White Bear Lake.

Zrust, Kevin James
December 11, 1951 - May 10, 2014
Age 62 of Hastings Passed away May 10, 2014 at United Hospital surrounded by family. Kevin was born in St. Paul on 12/11/1951. Preceded in death by parents, Charles and Wanda Mae Zrust; in-laws Peter and Gracie DeRudder; and two brother-in-laws, Don Crawford and Joe Winterbauer. Survived by wife, Pam of 31 years; daughters, Emily (Will) Mellingen and Kaitlin (Stephen) Zrust; granddaughters, Hailey Grace Carlsten and Khloe Mae Dorn; brothers, Steve (Margie) and Jeff (Lynn); sisters, Lorelei (Mike) Sargent, Colette Winterbauer, Vanessa (Rick) Crawford, Rosemary (Jim) Sarauer; in-laws, Grace Anne (John) Kopacek, Debbie (Phil) Dickinson; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and friends. Kevin was a loving husband, wonderful father, and an outstanding grandpa. Kevin was inteligent, hard-working, and had an awesome, quirky sense of humor. A Memorial service with a luncheon to follow will be held on Sunday May 18, from 1-4PM at Giggle's Campfire Grill, Minnesota State Fairgrounds, 1520 Cooper St., St. Paul.

Hedgley-Smith, Lisa Katherine (nee Hedgley)
December 30, 1972 - May 9, 2014
Age 41 of Faribault.

Bellach, John Frederick
July 5, 1956 - May 9, 2014
Age 57 of Dalbo, MN.

Kegler, Bambi Paetronella (nee Buss)
August 3, 1936 - May 9, 2014
Age 77 of Hutchinson.

Bramlett, James
November 18, 1934 - May 9, 2014
Age 79 of St. Paul.

Arnesen, Mary Ellen (nee Burns)
June 16, 1925 - May 5, 2014
Arnesen, Mary Ellen Age 88, of Roseville, passed away on May 5th. Preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Peter Arnesen Jr. She is survived by three sons: Peter (Lori) of Woodbury, Paul of Plymouth, and Terry of Stillwater, along with eight grandchildren. While Herb worked for 3M they lived in Fairmont MN, Cumberland WI, and Roseville MN. She played a good game of bridge, was a founding member of a book club - which started in 1965 and continues to this day, and enjoyed the lake life at Pelican Lake. She was an avid U of M Gopher sports fan dating back to her first Gopher football game that she attended in 1942. A special thanks to Drs. Donald Gehrig, Bronagh Murphy and Maja Visekruna, to her wonderful hospice team, and a very special thanks to Tam McGehee, friend and care give extraordinaire. Memorial Service Thursday, June 5th, at 11 AM at United Church of Christ, Falcon Heights. Memorials to Women Fellowship at United Church of Christ.

Stai, Delia May (nee Champeau)
December 28, 1934 - May 5, 2014
Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother.
Delia M. Stai, age 79 of Rush City, MN, passed away peacefully on May 5, 2014 at her home. She suffered a long battle with lung and brain cancer.
Preceded in death by husband, Marvin B. Stai; daughter, Brenda Stai; and grandson, Benjamin Ernest Stai. Survived by long-time companion, Bob Peach; son, Marvin Stai Jr. (Candy); daughter, Vickie Granat (Charles); three granddaughters, Tasha Stai, Cortney Granat, and Sidney Granat; grandson, Jeremy Hayhurst. She will be loved and missed dearly.
Delia will be buried with her husband during a private interment at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery.

Howell Jr., Willie James
February 10, 1977 - May 3, 2014
Age 37 of Minneapolis.

Oppenheim, Harold Everett
March 22, 1919 - May 2, 2014
Age 95 of St. Paul.

Deressa, Yonas
May 27, 1942 - May 2, 2014
Age 71 of Minneapolis.

Nordine, Ray Donald
July 7 , 1942 - April 29, 2014
Age 71 of Roseville.

Lundeen, Minnie Elizabeth (nee Thibodo)
July 2, 1911 - April 28, 2014
Age 102 of Cottage Grove, MN.

Moe, Russell Sydney
May 29, 1943 - April 28, 2014
Age 70 of St. Paul.

Miller, Brian Lee
December 2, 1945 - April 28, 2014
Age 68 of White Bear Lake. Survived by wife, Deborah; daughters, Nadine and Andrea and their mother, Sandra; Kristin (Charles) and Alex; grandchildren, Ashley, Austin, Kaliah; brothers, Mike and Kevin (Joann); Sister, Lisa; nephews, Eric and Nick; In-laws, Richard and Betty Dege; sister-in-law, Denise and niece, Lindsay and many other relatives and friends. A celebration of Brian's Life will be held on Saturday, May 17 at 11:00 A.M. at Grace Lutheran Church, 1730 Old Hudson Rd., St. Paul.

McFarlane, Michael Patrick
August 22, 1973 - April 27, 2014
Age 40 of Brooklyn Park.

Meline, Marcella (nee Jahren)
July 28, 1923 - April 26, 2014
Age 90 of St. Louis Park.

Bremer, Roger Charles
December 10, 1940 - April 26, 2014
Age 73 of Maplewood, passed away peacefully. April 26, 2014 Survived by wife, Donna; daughter, Angie; son, Justin; daughter, Lindsay (Ben); grandchildren, Devin, Owen, Weston; Brother, Dale (Margo); sisters, Doris (Max), Lynette (John); 6 nieces; and 3 nephews. Thank you for all of your prayers, to his loving and caring family members, our thoughtful friends, and to Our Lady of Peace. Roger adored his grandchildren and loved the cabin, his friends there, and being a mower man. In Roger's honor remember him at his best and hold those memories close to your heart. Celebration of Life Service at First Evangelical Free Church, 2696 Hazelwood St., Maplewood, on May 2 at 11AM with gathering 1 hour prior and luncheon to follow.

Banick, Lawrence Edward
March 21, 1938 - April 25, 2014
Age 76 of NE Mpls, went to be with the Lord on April 25, 2014. Preceded in death by his parents, Sarah and Joseph and brothers, Ronald and Daniel. Survived by sisters, Mary, Izzy (Sam), Marilyn and Rose; other relatives and friends. Special thanks to the caring staff at Our Lady of Peace Home.

Campbell, Doris Eunice (nee Peterman)
November 22, 1925 - April 25, 2014
Age 88 of Inver Grove Heights. Surrounded by family and sounds of the birds she loved, Doris entered Eternal Life Apr. 25, 2014. Preceded in death by husband, Kenneth; parents Alma and Otto Peterman; siblings Henry, Evelyn, Edgar, Harold, Helen, Marcella, Mariam, Lorna and Grace. Born in Carver County; baptized at Trinity Lutheran, Waconia; married at the tender age of 16; with husband Ken (Dick), she raised chickens and produce for the Farmer's Market, owned and operated Campbell's Country House restaurant in the 50's and 60's, served at the Old Log Theater, raised raspberries, went fishing, gardened and enjoyed her family. Survived by children Carol (Dale) Nibbe, Kenneth Lyle (Miriam), Wayne (Gladys), Linda, Bonnie (Richard); grandchildren Dan, Melissa, Elizabeth, Kenneth Ian, Charlotte, Nathan and Nicholas; great grandchildren Brianna and Emily. Faithful member of Emanuel Lutheran Church over 70 years, generous with her baking, dill pickles, violets, and time. Memorial Service held Apr. 27, 2014. Interment Church Cemetery.

Malach, Jacqueline Ann
April 7, 1948 - April 24, 2014
Age 66 of Minneapolis.

Conrad, Jeremy Michael
August 19, 1954 - April 23, 2014
Age 29 of Coon Rapids.

Merrill, Dorothea Monica (nee Meyer)
December 29, 1925 - April 22, 2014
Age 88 of Roseville. Beloved Wife, Mother, and Nana Dottie passed away peacefully after a brief illness on April 22, 2014. Preceded in death by her loving husband of 60 years, George "Bud" Merrill. Born in Suring, WI, Dottie lived in Shawano, WI until moving to St. Paul with her mate for life in 1950. Dottie is survived by her children, Patti (Dean) Palmer, Bill (Dalene) Merrill, Barb (Jerry )Schloegel, and Jim Merrill; grandchildren, Austin Merrill, Joe (Jamie) Schloegel, Kirsten (Andy) Hahn, and Jessica Schloegel (fiancé Chad Reisner); great-grandchildren, Brennan & Violet Schloegel; sister Margie Graff, sister-in-law Carol Meyer, and many nieces and nephews. Dottie loved to bowl, golf, and garden. She was also a long-time member of the American Legion Auxilliary, Rosetown Unit 542, serving as President of Rosetown and later as President of the 4th District. Volunteer activities included counselor for Girl's State, visits to the VA hospital, and the Auxilliary Annual Fall Fashion Show. Her time as Chaplain of the Rosetown Unit and the 4th District was very important to her. Dottie was a longtime parishoner at St. Odilia Church. She was the Membership chairman for the Council of Catholic Women and volunteered for many CCW functions. She particularly enjoyed doing the readings at the 5:00 p.m. Saturday mass. Please join the Merrill family for mass on Saturday, May 3, at 5:00 p.m. Prior to mass, the CCW will say the rosary in memory of our Mom at 4:30 p.m. in the chapel. St. Odilia Church, 3495 Victoria St. N., Shoreview, MN 55126. In lieu of flowers, donations to Our Lady of Peace Hospice, 2076 St. Anthony Ave., St. Paul, MN 55104, would be greatly appreciated.

McCormick, Susan Elmyra (nee Beiger)
April 10, 1921 - April 22, 2014
Susan died of natural causes at the age of 93. She was born in Dubuque, IA and spent most of her adult life in Storm Lake, IA. She moved to White Bear Lake in 2007 and was a resident of Cerenity Assisted Living. She loved music, golfing, painting and playing with her cat, Iris. Susan was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph and her sister, Rosemary Eldridge. She is survived by son, Mike McCormick (Joan) and daughter, Jody McCormick (Brett Smith). A service in celebration of Susan's life will be Saturday, May 3rd at 10 AM at the chapel in the Cerenity Care Center, 1891 Florence St., White Bear Lake. A graveside service will be held at St. Mary's Cemetery in Storm Lake, IA on May 28th at 2 PM. Memorials preferred to Cerenity Residence of White Bear Lake to be used toward music programs and activities for the assisted living residents.

Mangen, Theodore John "Squeeky"
June 22, 1950- April 21, 2014
Age 63 of New Brighton, MN, passed away peacefully at Our Lady of Peace Hospice April 21, 2014 surrounded by family. Loyal employee of Denny's 5th Ave Bakery for 37 years and 35 Year member with the Knights of Columbus. Preceded in death by parents, John and Marion Mangen, Maryann (sister) and Robert (brother). Survived by brothers Dennis (Linda), Jeffrey (Karen), Donald (Shelley), John (Brenda), and Michael (Angela). He is also survived by nieces Karly, Heather, Allison, and Caitlin; nephews Jeremy, Jesse, Donny, Jeffrey, Zachary and Kayden. Funeral service April 30, 2014 at Church of Corpus Christi, 2131 Fairview Ave. N., Roseville, MN. Visitation 9 AM, Mass 10 AM, Luncheon to follow. Memorials preferred to Our Lady of Peace Hospice St. Paul, MN.

Gray, Michael Howard
August 4, 1969- April 19, 2014
Age 44 of Minneapolis.

Kawas, Michel Jabra
November 5, 1941- April 19, 2014
Age 72, of St. Paul, Minnesota Passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014 at The Pillars Hospice Home in Oakdale. A Christian Funeral Mass will be held at 11:30am, Thursday, April 24 at Presentation of The Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 1725 Kennard St. Maplewood, MN 55109. A vigil will be held at the church 1 hour prior. He is survived by his family in Minnesota and Jerusalem.

Gifford, Valorie Golden
September 4, 1950 - April 19, 2014
Age 63 of St. Paul.

Marohn, Barbara Ann (nee Browne)
September 24, 1933 - April 19, 2014
Age 80 of Princeton, MN.

Forse, Roger James
October 21, 1946 - April 18, 2014
Age 67 of New Brighton.

Meese, Richard Frank
May 20, 1938 - April 18, 2014
Age 75 of Minneapolis. Memorial service Thursday, May 1 at 10:00 A.M., with gathering 1 hour prior, at Mount Olivet Church, 5025 Knox Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN 55419. Inurnment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Moen, Martha Ingeborg (nee Karlson)
May 24, 1941 - April 18, 2014
Age 95 of Columbia Heights, MN, gently left this world after living a long, loving, meaningful life. She was born on November 25th, 1918 in Bristol, SD to Karl and Magda Karlson. She grew up in Bristol, and graduated from high school in 1938. Martha moved to Minneapolis, MN in 1939 where she worked at the Bemis Bag company. She met her loving husband of 60 years at a dance at Norway Hall in 1941. After WWll they married and lived in South Minneapolis before buying a house in Columbia Heights in 1956, where they raised their 3 children, Ronald, Janice and Larry. She worked part time as a cook at Nelson elementary school before becoming a fulltime homemaker and a part time sales person of Stanley cleaning products. She was an involved member of First Lutheran Church and a musician in the Uffda Band. Cooking holiday meals, Swedish meatballs, rice pudding and cinnamon bread for friends and family brought her happiness. And she would always put on a pot of coffee and serve her home made cookies for any one who stopped by for a visit. She was the loving Grand- mother to granddaughters Julie and Sarah and grandsons Brent, Jay, Sean, Kristopher and a devoted Great Grandmother to Michaela, Micah, Connor, Amanda, Madeline, Abby and Ellie. Preceded in death by husband Joseph and daughter Janice, parents Karl and Magda Karlson, brothers Karl, Kenneth and Phillip. She is survived by her sons, Ronald Moen (Roberta), Larry Moen (Diane), and son-in-law, Michael Hancock. Funeral service will be at First Lutheran Church, 1555 40th Ave. NE, Columbia Heights on Thursday, April 24th at 11 AM with a visitation one hour prior. Interment at Ft. Snelling. In lieu of flowers, memorials to First Lutheran Church of Columbia Heights or The Janice Hancock Nursing Memorial Scholarship at North Hennepin Community College 7411 85th Avenue N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55445. .

Skodis, George John David
May 24, 1941 - April 18, 2014
Age 73 of Stillwater. Passed away surrounded by family on Friday, April 18, 2014. Survived by wife, Sandy; daughters, Brenda Viel, Stephanie Havemeier, and Shannon Schmitz; sister, Julie Rekitt; grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. Graveside service at Fort Snelling Cemetery on Tuesday April 29 at 2PM with a Celebration of Life at 3PM at the American Legion Post 435, 6501 Portland Ave. S, Richfield.

Webb, Ronald Louis
December 12, 1954 - April 18, 2014
Age 59 of Cottage Grove. Wake will be held on Tuesday, April 22 from 5:00 - 8:00 P.M., at Zion Pentecostal Assembly, 6410 Cahill Ave. E, Inver Grove Heights. Memorial service on Wednesday, April 23 at 1:00 P.M., with gathering 1 hour prior, at Bethel Christian Fellowship, 1466 Portland Ave., St. Paul. Interment to Follow at Prairie Oaks Cemetery in Inver Grove Heights, MN.

Richardson Jr., Robert Mitchell
June 18, 1946 - April 17, 2014
Age 67 of St. Paul.

Berg, Jacob Wayne
November 6, 1981 - April 17, 2014
Age 32 of St. Paul.

O'Neill, Patrick David
May 6, 1948 - April 17, 2014
Age 65 of St. Louis Park.

Franke, James Michael
September 8, 1944 - April 16, 2014
Age 69 of St. Paul.

Mathews, Elizabeth Warner Clark
November 11, 1922 - April 15, 2014
Age 91, of Eden Prairie, MN passed away on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Born in Youngstown, Ohio, to Elizabeth Ward and Edward Ford Clark, she attended Laurel School in Shaker Heights, OH, and Western Reserve University in Cleveland. A Minneapolis resident since WWII, Mathews was active in numerous community activities including the Girl Scouts of America, Edina Woman's Club, the Episcopal Church of St. Stephen the Martyr, the Minikahda Club, and the Rio Verde Country Club in AZ, and was Director and Secretary of the Rio Verde Community Relations Committee. Mathews was a supporter of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, having volunteered there, the Animal Humane Society, the Audubon Society, and the Nature Conservancy. She was a Master bridge player, an accomplished gardener, expert birdwatcher, and always had a houseful of flowers. Betty is survived by her husband, Dean C. Mathews, daughters Betsy Gross of Bellingham, WA, Deborah Johnson of Greenfield, MN, and Annie Mathews of Cloquet, MN, and son Dean C. Mathews III of Minneapolis along with 8 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Brambrink, Judy Marie
July 1, 1947 - April 15, 2014
Age 66 of Roseville.

Clark, Bradley Allen
October 2, 1964 - April 14, 2014
Age 49 of Eden Prairie. Interment at Samuel Memorial Episcopal Cemetery in Naytahwaush, MN.

Evensen, Kenneth Raymond
January 29, 1923 - April 14, 2014
Age 91 of Chanhassen, formerly of Edina, passed away peacefully April 14, 2014. Preceded in death by wife Betty, Ken will be deeply missed by his daughters, Jane Horner, Nancy Evensen, Gloria Senior and their families. Ken's family would like to convey a special thanks to Diane for her care and devotion over the past five years. Private burial at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. For his love of golf, memorials may be sent to The First Tee, 445 St. Anthony Pkwy, Mpls. MN 55418.

Bjerkelund, Patricia Louise (nee Anderson)
February 2, 1945 - April 13, 2014
Age 69 of Woodbury. On April 13, mom said "enough" after 17 days of getting her diagnoses of stage 4 colon cancer. She held her head high and looked the world straight in the eye, and then said good-bye. Pat is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Ken of 51 years; son, Dean; daughter, Dawn (Beth); sister, Jeanne (Carl); brother, Norman (Sandy); brother-in-law, Bruce (Sandy); dogs, Nipsy and Scooter; and many friends. Preceded in death by parents, Fred and Ruth Anderson. There are so many people that Pat interacted with over the years and she will be dearly missed. A celebration of her life will be on May 1st, from 3-8PM at the St. Croix Marina Clubhouse, 16 1st St., Hudson, WI. In lieu of flowers donations preferred to American Cancer Society or The Pillars-HealthEast Hospice. "When we come into this world, we cry and everyone else rejoices. When we leave this world, everyone else cries - but we rejoice." 

Lieberman, John Leonard
May 22, 1953 - April 12, 2014
Age 60 of Lakeville. After a 6 year struggle with Frontal Temporal Dementia John passed away on April 12. John was a Northwest Airlines Mechanic for 30 years and an avid old car enthusiast. Preceded in death by parents, Dean and Lois; siblings, Jimmy, Barbara, Rosie, and Diane. Survived by wife, Patricia; daughter, Sarah (Teip); son, Matthew; 3 grandchildren; siblings, Tom (Vina), Bill, Ann (Jim), Mary (John), Joan; and many other relatives and friends.

de Conwi, Victoria Ann
January 19, 1960 - April 12, 2014
Age 54 of Little Canada.

Hancock, Clare Ruth (nee Teator)
May 13, 1928 - April 12, 2014
Age 85 of Woodbury.

Johnson, Wyman Olin
February 17, 1952 - April 12, 2014
Age 62 of St. Paul. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery in Mendota Heights, MN. Date and time TBD.

Nesmith, Howard Vernon
June 25, 1960- April 10, 2014
Age 53 of Ironwood, MI.

Beczkalo, Marion Darlene (nee Nissen)
December 5, 1934 - April 10, 2014
Age 79 of Longville, Minnesota, died April 10, 2014 at Our Lady of Peace Hospice in St. Paul. Long-time resident of Coon Rapids, Minnesota, was preceded in death by her parents, husband Paul, and brother Charles. Marion was born Dec. 5, 1934, on a farm near McCanna, ND.  She graduated from Larimore HS and then G.F. Deaconess Hospital.  She worked as an R.N. in Santa Monica CA. and then moved to Minneapolis where she met her husband Paul.  She worked at Unity Hospital for 25 years before retiring and moving “north” to the cabin that she and her husband called home. Marion loved to read, do crossword puzzles, garden, fish from the pontoon, cats, and her grand children. She is survived by her three sons,  Peter of Longville, MN, Kevin (Mary) of Coon Rapids, MN,  Mark (Julie) of Grand Forks, ND; four grandchildren, Abby, Zachary, Julia and Anna; brother James (Arlyce) Nissen, of Fargo, ND;   Brother and sister-in –law, Gerald and Helen Cotton, Anoka, MN, Anne and Allan Auguston, Mpls, MN, Ollie Pennington, Brooklyn Center, MN, Janet Nissen,  Grand Forks, ND, and several nieces and nephews. Memorials preferred to Our Lady of Peace Hospice 2076 St. Anthony Ave. St. Paul MN. 55104, or charity of your choice. Private interment.

Granberry, Samuel Franklin
October 15, 1942 - April 10, 2014
Age 71 of Brooklyn Park. Memorial service Saturday, April 19from 1:30-6:00 P.M. at the United Theological Society - Bigelow Chapel, 3000 - 5th St. NW, New Brighton, MN.

Berg, Sharon Helen (nee Albertson)
November 16, 1946 - April 9, 2014
Age 67 of St. Paul Park. Passed away peacefully surrounded by family on April 9. Preceded in death by parents, 2 brothers, and 2 sisters. Sharon was well known throughout the community through her work at Video Vision and her community services. Sharon will be deeply missed by her family. An informal gathering will be held at Crossroads Church, 7955 Ivystone Ave., Cottage Grove on April 16 at 11am with a service to follow.

Gagne, Thomas Walter
June 13, 1959 - April 7, 2014
Age 54 of Champlin.

Fischer, John Anthony
October 6, 1914 - April 6, 2014
Age 99 of St. Paul.

Driscoll, Lance Patrick
June 30, 1950 - April 6, 2014
Age 63 of Bloomington.

Jackson, Gary Duane
February 25, 1953 - April 6, 2014
Age 61 of Maplewood. On April 6, 2014 the world lost an amazing man and heaven gained an angel. Preceded in death by parents, Irene and Earl Jackson. Survived by wife, Margaret; children, Sara (Dean), Ryan, Emily (Rachel), and their mother Michele Jackson, Jeremy (Christine) Teal, and Alyssa (Kurt) Kangas. "Papa" to Adria, Austin, Avery, Molly, Chloe, Carly, Adam, and Tenley. Siblings, Kathy (Tim) Gallagher, Pat (Jackieann) Jackson, Norm (Lori) Jackson; nieces, nephews and many cherished friends.  Gary was a proud member of the International Association Machinists and Aerospace Workers for 30 years. A memorial service will be on Friday, April 11 at 4PM with visitation from 1-4PM at Arlington Hills United Methodist Church, 759 East County Road B, Maplewood.

Burr, James Marlo
March 9, 1936 - April 5, 2014
Age 78 of Prescott, WI. Memorial service Friday, April 11 at Light the Way Church, 7000 Jamaica Ave. S, Cottage Grove (651-459-4145). Inurnment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Danielson, Eileen Joann (nee Shepherd)
August 22, 1951 - April 5, 2014
Age 62 of Brooklyn Center.

Lockwood, Donald Wayne
January 15, 1946 - April 4, 2014
Age 68 of Eagan (May, 2000), formally of Winona. Beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend of many, passed away peacefully on April 4, 2014 after a short journey with cancer. Preceded in death by parents, Margaret and Henry Lockwood; siblings, Norven Lockwood; nephews, Rocky and Terry; niece, Kathy, and great nephew, Dustin. He will be lovingly missed by his wife of 44 years, Mary; children, Jennifer Galkowski, Keith (Melody), Chad (Natalie); grandchildren, Leslie and Josh, Andy, Alex and Ben, Anna and Lilly; sisters, Maurine (Walt) Holzworth, Doris (Lowell) Goss, Janet (Harold) Pflughoeft; sister-in-law, Judy; brothers, Robert (Kay), Darwin (Carol), and Melvin; many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins, and friends. Don worked at Dunn Blacktop for 26 years, retiring in 1995. He enjoyed many years at Prairie Island campground, driving his golf cart around to pick up a conversation and a few dollars from a round of 15. He was the kindest, kindest, kindest man ever, always a kind word for anyone/everyone, and putting others’ needs before his. Memorial Service at 1:30 on Sunday, April 13th at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 151 East County Road 42 Burnsville, MN 55306. Followed by a Visitation/Luncheon at 2:30 in the common area. Memorials preferred to Our Lady of Peace Hospice, St. Paul, MN or Good Shepherd Lutheran.

Secord, Steven Martin
October 24, 1958 - April 3, 2014
Age 55 of Minneapolis, passed on April 3, 2014. He is survived by his parents, Jerry & Judy, sisters, brother, nieces and nephews. He enjoyed fishing in the BWCA. A memorial will be held on Sat., April 12, from 1-4 pm at the Salvation Army Noble Worship Center, 10011 Noble Pkwy, Brooklyn Park, MN. Memorials preferred to Salvation Army Noble Worship Center.

Yermakoff, Serge Walter
December 2, 1915 - April 3, 2014
Age 98 of St. Paul, MN Died on Thursday, April 3, 2014 He was born on December 2, 1915 in Beacon Falls, CT to emigres from Belarus/Austral-Hungary. In 1950, he married Mildred Johnsen Yermakoff in NJ, where they lived together for 50 years. Serge spent his early career building aircraft during WWII and later as a technical specialist for NCR. Serge is preceded in death by his wife; parents, Simon and Anastasia; and brother, Edward. He is survived by his children, Nanci (John Frost) and Jeannee (Dan Talsma). A private celebration of his life will be held in St. Paul, MN on April 19, 2014.

Flynn, Patrick John "Jack"
September 14, 1948 - April 2, 2014
Age 65 of Hudson, WI. Passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family and dog Scout, on April 2nd after a battle with cancer. He is survived by his beloved family including Sheila Earley; his children, Matt Flynn (Gretchen) and Andy Flynn (Jennette); sister, Dorothy Tacheny; sister-in-laws, Jeanette Flynn and Valerie Flynn; his grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Kylie, Jonah, and Erimae Flynn; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Jack was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Doris Flynn; brothers Don and Joe Flynn; brother-in-law Stan Tacheny; nephew Mike Flynn, and dog Casey. Funeral and internment private. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Poepping, Dennis Joseph
March 29, 1933 - April 1, 2014
Age 81 of Blaine. Dedicated Mail Carrier 31 Yrs. Preceded in death by parents, Bernard and Mary; wife, Estelle; brother, Ira; sister, Audrey Ryan. Survived by brother, Lloyd (Millie); sister, Carol (Don) Dierkhising; relatives, friends; special nephews, David and Douglas Roach; sister-in-law, Lorna Schulz. Interment Fort Snelling Nat'l Cemetery. Service at a later date.

Nelson, Ruth Kwamboka (nee Kerosi)
August 21, 1964 - April 1, 2014
We are saddened to announce the death of Mama Ruth N. Makori which occured in St Paul MN after a short illness on April 1st 2014. She was a beloved mother to June Mose, Mother-In-law to Lamech Ondieki of MN. Daughter to Mzee Nelson & Mama Jelia Makori  Sister to Fred, Dennis, Abigael, George, Jared, Geoffrey and Isaac Makori, Granddaughter to Paul Morekerwa, Miriam Nyabate, Rael Kerubo and Kerosi Mokono. Grandma to Samuel, Diana, Deborah and Rebekah all of St Paul MN. Prayer service will be at St Paul First SDA at10am CST and burial will follow there after on Friday April 18 2014 at Oakland Cemetry in St Paul @ 1:30pm., 1334 Bush Avenue, St. Paul MN 55106.   

Lennard, Scott Gregory
December 20, 1961 - March 31, 2014
Age 52 of Bloomington, MN.

Kinney, Jean Marilyn (nee Everson)
February 6, 1941 - March 30, 2014
Age 73 of St. Paul. Passed away peacefully on March 30 after a battle with cancer.  She is survived by her children, Guy (Michele) and Renee; grandchildren, Brice (Katie), Brandon, London, Jordon, and Steven (Amanda); great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.  A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 4 at 4PM at Arlington Hills Lutheran Church, 1115 Greenbrier St., St. Paul, with a visitation 2 hours prior. 

Mills, Sandra JoAnn (nee Johnson)
September 1, 1944 - March 30, 2014
Age 69 of Andover, MN.

Bettcher, Lillian Lavina (nee Herrmann)
March 25, 1929 - March 30, 2014
Age 85 of Cambridge, MN. Inurnment at Calvary Cemetery in Rush Point, MN.

Olsen, Margie Elaine (nee Forsberg)
March 28, 1927 - March 29, 2014
Age 87 of East Bethel, MN. Born on March 28, 1927 in Ken- sington, MN to Edwin & Olga. Preceded in death by her husband, Leon; son, Neil; and her parents. Survived by children, LeAnn (James), Lee (Phyllis), Nancy (Richard); 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; dear friend, Sally; and many loving family and friends. We will always love you, Mom. In lieu of flowers, memorials to donor's choice. A memorial gathering will be held at a later date.Inurnment at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens in Crystal, MN.

Winbush, Angela Marie
November 18, 1965 - March 29, 2014
Age 48 of Minneapolis, originally of Shreveport, LA. Interment at Round Grove Memorial Gardens in Shreveport, LA.

Krioukova, Vera (nee Goldinova)
September 19, 1965 - March 28, 2014
Age 48 of Minneapolis, originally of Leningrad, Russia.

Phelps, Darlene Jane (nee Potter)
September 25, 1937 - March 28, 2014
Age 76 of St. Cloud. Inurnment at a later date at Greenwood Cemetery in Park Rapids, MN.

Reinhardt, Paige James
November 7, 1920 - March 28, 2014
Age 93 of St. Paul. Interment at Elmhurst Cemetery in St. Paul.

Iverson, Phillip Thayer
May 26, 1964- March 26, 2014
Age 49 of Anoka.

Oliverius, Marylin Joyce (nee Briggs)
April 26, 1927 - March 24, 2014
Age 86 of Stillwater. Survived by children, Linda Olson (sig. other, Chuck) and Dan Oliverius (fiance, Laura); 5 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; many loving friends and family. Memorial Gathering at Linda's (Salem Green Apts. Community Room), 1455 Upper 55th St. Inver Grove Heights, MN on Friday, March 28 from 4PM-8PM.

Goltz, Helen Beatrice (nee Hix)
May 19, 1926 - March 24, 2014
Age 87 of Plymouth, originally of Staples, MN. Interment Thursday, March 27, 2014 at East Cemetery in Hanley Falls, MN. Memorial service will be held at a later date.

Magnuson, Dennis Chester "Buzz"
February 14, 1933 - March 23, 2014
Age 81. Born February 14, 1933, died at home on Sunday, March 23, 2014. A life-long resident of Minneapolis, MN, except for two years in the US Army, Buzz was the son of Mary and Chet Magnuson. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, JoAnn G. Magnuson; daughter, Jodi Ann Magnuson; son Jeffrey Dennis (Colleen Kelly); and granddaughters, Anya Magnuson and Talia Magnuson. Buzz, his father, and brother were all Twin Cities news photographers. Buzz was an award- winning St. Paul Dispatch and Pioneer Press photographer where he worked for 46 years. He was also a longtime old car enthusiast and an active member of the Minnesota Street Rod Association. See Sunday paper for full notice. There will be a celebration of life on Friday, April 4 at 11 a.m., with a luncheon to follow at Hope Presbyterian Church, 7132 Portland Ave, S., Richfield, MN 55423.

Aronson, Curtis Roger
November 24, 1929 - March 23, 2014
Age 84 of Burnsville, passed away peacefully on Mar. 23, 2014. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Clara; children, Roxanne, Sandra, and Laurel Stinnett; nephews, Francis Fagerstrom, David Livingston and niece, Sharon Albright; many more nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, G. David and Anna; sisters, Evelyn Fagerstrom and Beverly Livingston. Graduated South High, Mpls. Member of the National Guard. Served in the Army as SFC in Korea and Japan. Employed at Northwestern Bell and AT&T. Upon retirement, he sold real estate. Long-time model railroader and trap shooter. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to his hospice team: Kathy, Karla, Monique and Rhonda with Hospice of the T.C. Funeral Service will be held Thursday, Mar. 27, 2PM at South Metro Vineyard Church, 13798 Parkwood Dr., Burnsville, MN, with visitation one hour prior. Memorials preferred to the church. Private interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Murray, Edward Charles
September 20, 1953 - March 22, 2014
Age 60, of Roseville, MN Died tragically March 22, 2014 Preceded in death by parents Louis and Mary Murray. Air Force Veteran Survived by siblings Don, David, Mary Lou, Kate, Pat; children Paul (Kathleen), Emily (Randy), Ann (Mike); 7 grandchildren. Memorial service will be held at 2pm March 29, at New Life Church, 6758 Bailey Road, Woodbury, MN. Private burial at Fort Snelling. Memorials preferred to family. We will miss you, Dad.

Jordan, Mahalia
November 18, 1967 - March 22, 2014
Age 46 of New Hope, MN, originally of Greenville, MS. Services will be held in Mississippi. Interment at Sanders Cemetery in Hollandale, MS.

Nolan, Timothy
March 17, 1955 - March 22, 2014
Age 59 of Champlin, MN.

Schneider, Gregory Dean
December 14, 1954 - March 21, 2014
Age 59 of Minneapolis.

Woodhouse, Myron Morris "Mike"
August 23, 1924- March 20, 2014
Age 89 of Brooklyn Park, MN, passed away March 20, 2014 at Good Samaritan Ambassador in New Hope, MN. Formerly of Brooklyn Center. Preceded in death by father, mother and sister. Survived by wife, Ruth, of 67 years. He was a proud WWII veteran and a loving husband, father (Bruce and Mark) and grandfather (Eric, Ryan and 3 stepchildren). Memorial service Friday, March 28, 11 AM at Lutheran Church of Triune God, 5900 Irving Ave N., Brooklyn Center, MN. Memorials preferred.

MacCaskie, Kathleen R. (nee Rash)
March 13, 1920 - March 20, 2014
Age 94 of Roseville, MN.

Fjeld, Sandra Elaine
September 10, 1942 - March 20, 2014
Age 71 of Bloomington, originally of Detroit Lakes, MN. Private inurnment at Lake Park Cemetery in Lake Park, MN.

Hartfiel, Jon Reed
June 10, 1955 - March 19, 2014
Age 58 of Anoka.

Sachs, Elle Grace (nee Powell)
February 1, 1968 - March 18, 2014
Age 46 of Minneapolis.

Schneider, Bernard John
April 26, 1930 - March 18, 2014
Age 83 of St. Paul, originally of Breckenridge, MN. Memorial service Saturday, April 10, 2014 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany, MN at 11:00 A.M. with gathering 1 hour prior. Inurnment at St. Mary's Cemetery in Breckenridge, MN.

Feather, Lisa Ann
October 23, 1956 - March 17, 2014
Age 57 of Blaine.

Gerken, Violet Edna (nee Bryan)
December 12, 1921 - March 17, 2014
Age 92 of Minneapolis.

Valdovskis, Arnis Janis
December 26, 1936 - March 16, 2014
Age 77 of Golden Valley, MN. He was born in Latvia, escaped with his family from the communist occupation in 1944, and settled in Minnesota in 1951. He worked in accounting at Blue Cross/ Blue Shield, Louis Dreyfus Corp., and Hennepin County. He always fondly remembered his coworkers at the HC Library and the Government Center. A funeral service will be held on Sunday, March 30 at 10 am at the Latvian Lutheran Church, 3152 17th Ave. S., Minneapolis. Memorials preferred to the Latvian Ev. Lutheran Church. Interment at a later date at Latvian Memorial Park in Tannersville, NY.

Cronin, Roberta
March 8, 1953 - March 15, 2014
Age 61 of Minneapolis.

Nelson, Lee Jay
November 7, 1954 - March 15, 2014
Age 59 of St. Croix Falls, WI, passed away in St. Paul.

Callahan, Helen Leona (nee Beecham)
January 22, 1937 - March 15, 2014
Age 77 of Oakdale, MN. Entered into Heaven on March 15, 2014 while at home surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer. Survived by son, Dave (Stephanie); daughter, Dee Dee Davis (Phil); grandchildren, Jeff, Matthew, Joey, Jonny, Griffen, Tristan and Delaney; great-grandchildren, Mason and Max; sisters, Alice, Mary, Eileen and Rita; brother Tom; many nieces and nephews; and beloved cat, Bella. Preceded in death by husband, Bernie; parents, Hubert and Grace Beecham; brothers, Gene and Joe; and good friend Rita. Helen was a St. Paul Public School teacher for over 40 years. She had many good friends and will be remembered for her loving, caring, and generous nature, her humor and her strength. She will be dearly missed.  Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, March 21, 12PM, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 2600 Margaret St., North St. Paul, with visitation at 11AM.  Memorials preferred to the family. 

Gallo, Helen Louise (nee Walli)
November 7, 1941 - March 14, 2014
Age 72 of Minneapolis.

Caldwell, Ann Carolyn (nee Lewis)
December 17, 1937 - March 14, 2014
Age 76, of Saint Paul, passed away peacefully at home. Born and raised in Fairmont NC, graduated from Rosenwald High School ~ forward for her basketball team. Ann loved cooking for everyone and couldn ’t get enough of BINGO!  She leaves behind the pride of her life ~ son James Watson (fiancé Tracy); two brothers, Clarence (Margie) Lewis, Harrison Lewis; and a host of nieces & nephews and friends. Preceded in death by her parents, Datus and Estella Lewis; and brother, Datus Lews III.  A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, March 19, 1PM with a gathering one hour prior at Roselawn Cemetery Chapel, 803 Larpenteur Ave. W, Roseville, MN.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

Billig, Helen Page (nee Hine)
October 10, 1933 - March 12, 2014
Age 80, of Brooklyn Park.

Banick, Daniel Joseph
March 13, 1958 - March 11, 2014
Age 55, of Circle Pines, passed away unexpectedly on March 11, 2014. Preceded in death by parents, Sarah and Joseph and brother, Ronald. Survived by daughters, Jessica and Jeralyn; their loving mother, Cheryl; sisters, Mary, Izzy (Sam), Marilyn and Rose; brother, Larry as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. Dan enjoyed many things in his life, but his biggest joy was his twin daughters. Memorial service 3:00 PM Tuesday, March 18 at MUELLER-BIES FUNERAL HOME - LINO LAKES, 7050 Lake Drive (Cty Hwy 23). Visitation from 2-3 PM Tuesday. MUELLER-BIES 651-784-3390 www.muellerbies.com

Atkins, Wayne Halleen
October 28, 1967 - March 11, 2014
Age 46, of White Bear Lake. Funeral services TBD.

Ruffcorn, Ronald Keith
November 28, 1948 - March 10, 2014
Age 65, of Andover, died March 10, 2014, after a 2 year battle with cancer. Ron was born to the late Harold and Ruth Ruffcorn, November 28, 1948, in Coon Rapids, MN. He graduated from Coon Rapids High School in 1966, after which he joined the Air Force and served in the Vietnam War. Upon his return, Ron worked at Thiele Technologies, before retiring in 2012. He enjoyed sports, music, and riding his Harley, and always looked forward to spending time with his children and grandchildren. Ron is survived by numerous grandchildren; his children, Steph (Scott) Fryer, Shelly (Scott) Hansen, Dan (The Man) Ruffcorn, Amy (Daron) Wingerson; his sister Mary Voss; niece and nephew Kari and Kurtis Voss; and long-time friends Melody Hawkins and family. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the American Cancer Society. Memorial/Visitation: Monday, March 17th 5pm at Anoka Covenant Church 752 Grant St, Anoka, MN 55303.

Lunning, David Michael
February 18, 1955 - March 9, 2014
Age 59 of Chaska.

Carter, Carla Mae
November 6, 1962 - March 8, 2014
Age 51, of Brooklyn Park.

Golebiowski, Andrzej Jan
May 8, 1937 - March 7, 2014
Age 76, of Minneapolis. Preceded in death by son, Jerry Stezewski. Born May 8, 1937 in Lwow, Poland. Survived by beloved wife, Valeria; sons, Andrew (Brigid), Frank and Edward (Cary); plus many grandchildren & great-grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial 11 AM Saturday, March 15, Holy Cross Catholic Church, 1621 University Ave NE, Mpls. Visitation 1 hr. before Mass at church.

Dowling, James Thomas
July 3, 1927 - March 6, 2014
Age 86, of White Bear Lake. WWII US Navy Veteran. Survived by wife, Renee, her children, Ann (Zachary) Swenson, of Foley, MN, Paul (Ryan) Iverson, of Maplewood, MN, 4 loving grandchildren, and many beloved nieces and nephews and friends and family. Interment at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery, Friday, March 14, at 12:30 PM. Memorial celebration at Gulden's Restaurant in Maplewood, MN 2:30 PM-6:30 PM.

Rodwell, Joseph Eugene
December 24, 1942 - March 6, 2014
Age 71, of Mahtomedi. Joe was preceded in death by his parents Harold and Doris Rodwell. He is survived by his sister Mary Groehler, his wife Sue, their children Beth (Brad) Hill, Scott (Joan) and Mark (Cathy). He is also survived by 9 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchild-ren and many other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations be considered to the American Cancer Society or the Twin Cities Chapter of the Air Force Academy Association of Graduates. Visitation, Celebration of Life Service and Reception will be held at Fort Snelling, St. Paul on March 13th starting at 11:15am.

Gutridge, Michael James
April 23, 1949 - March 5, 2014
Age 64, of Bloomington, passed away peacefully on March 5, 2014. He leaves behind a loving wife, Susan; sons, Richard (Judy) and Andrew; 4 step- children; 2 grandkids; and 12 step- grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the family. A celebration of his life will be held Sat., March 15, 10 AM at Hillside Church, 4300 W. 98th St., Bloomington, MN.

Walsh, Marjorie Mae (nee Matheson)
October 22, 1925 - March 5, 2014
Age 88 of West St. Paul.

Vikesland, Joel Ellsworth
September 19, 1937 - March 5, 2014
Age 76 of Blaine.

DeNet, Helen Alice (nee Loney)
October 19, 1921 - March 5, 2014
Age 92 of St. Paul. Beloved mother, grandmother, aunt and sister. Preceded in death by husband Roy, brother Bill Loney, sisters Margeen Adams, Tish Thornton, Cathy Quigley, Becky Roth and grandchildren Patrick and Megan. Survived by sister Jeanne Hoff; children Bill (Julene) DeNet, Diane (Mike) Kennedy, Chuck (DeeDee) DeNet, Jeanne (Joe) Gibbons and Chris DeNet; 14 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial, March 10, 2014, 10:00 a.m., ST. MARK'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, St. Paul (Dayton & Moore Aves.) with visitation 1 hour prior to Mass and a reception following. Interment Ft. Snelling. IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, memorial gifts requested to St Mark's Grade School or Cretin-Derham Hall High School.

Straus, Arlene Mercedes Simon (nee Pletsch)
January 3, 1943 - March 4, 2014
Age 71 of Hugo. Survived by loving husband Kenneth of 50 years; children Michael Straus, Laura Straus & Linda Anderson (Edward); grandchildren John Larson, Joshua Neely, Emily (Bruce), Jacob, Katherine and Michelle Anderson & Nicholas Hendry. Service will be held March 14, 2014 at Eagle Brook Church 2401 E. Buffalo St White Bear Lake MN. Visitation 11:00 AM. Service 12:00; reception following. In lieu of flowers donations to Burn Camp c/o Regions Hospital Foundation.

Keller, Lawrence John
March 27, 1952 - March 4, 2014
Age 61 of Crystal. Larry "Catfish" Keller by those who knew him well. Larry is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and a sister. Survived by his sister, Joanne Perkins of Fort Worth, Texas and nieces and nephews. Larry's life journey was challenged by difficult terrain where he found comfort in playing blues music and by his passion for reading. He was also comforted by his deep faith. Larry's life journey relied on so many wonderful people guiding him along the way, especially the folks at Ramsey and Hennepin Counties, Bethel Care Center, Hayes Residence, and Amazing Love Care Center, whose love and support enabled him to sing his song of life. Private internment. Notification will be sent out for the memorial at a later date.

Buxell, John Holt
October 4, 1946 - March 4, 2014
Age 67 of St. Paul. Age 67 of St. Paul. An inspiration to all, Jack loved his family with all his being and he was so loved in return. His pride in his sons, Jason (Stephanie) and Jarrett (Kristi) was as enormous as their admiration of him. He adored his grandchildren, Riley, Bryn, Tyler, and Carly, cherishing every minute with them. Devoted to wife Jane for nearly 49 years, his consummate love for her encompassed every fiber of his being for more than 50 years. Sisters, Barb Bredesen (Todd) and Linda were an integral part of his close-knit family. Brother Jim lives near Seattle and is missed. Please gather with Jack's family and friends to honor his life, his work, his loves: Summit Manor, 275 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, Saturday, March 15, 1-3 pm, Toast and Testimonials at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred.

King, Bernard Richard
October 15, 1957 - March 4, 2014
Age 56 of Eagan.

Smith, Shirley Ann (nee Lemke)
November 13, 1937- March 4, 2014
Age 76 of White Bear Lake.

Dailey, John Michael
August 24, 1940 - March 3, 2014
Age 73, passed away peacefully at home in Andover on March 3rd, 2014. He is preceded in death by his parents, Willard and Marion Broughton; siblings, Hazel and Milton (Bud); and sister-in-law, Maureen Broughton. Survived by his sons, John (Janet) and Todd (fiancee' Candice), and their mother, Diane Dailey; siblings, Richard (Sandy), Pat (George) Hilyar, Bill Broughton, and Mary (Keith) Mollanhauerd; step- daughters, Mary (Don) Tyson, Linda (John) Burgess, Kathy (Craig) Manz, Jennifer (Josh) Kleinschmit, Susan Martin and their mother, Sharon Barlow; grandchildren, Aidan and Jamie; step-grandchildren, Don Anthony & Christian Tyson; Brooke, Morgan, Grace, Sarah & Paige Manz,Taylor & Johnathon Person and Brody Martin; also many nieces, nephews and friends. John served in the military and was a member of Anoka Masonic Lodge #30 AF & AM. He retired from Mercy hospital in Coon Rapids several years ago. John continued working part-time at Grace Lutheran church in Andover for the past 12 years. John was an avid bowler, he enjoyed his bowling friends and looked forward to each time they met. John also enjoyed the monthly card games with his siblings, watching football, and golf, and the occasional fishing trip to Canada. John will be missed by family, friends, and especially his grandkids. A celebration of John's life will be held on Tues., March 11, 11:00 AM with a gathering 1 hour prior at Grace Lutheran Church, 13655 Round Lake Blvd. NW, Andover, MN 55304. Memorials in John's memory may be made to Grace Lutheran Church (Golden Rule) Day Care.

Aronson, Ardien C.
March 13, 1924 - March 3, 2014
Age 89 of St. Anthony. Graduate of Washburn H.S. and the U of M and retired from IDS. Survived by loving wife, Betty; daughters, Linda (Larry), Carol, Nancy and her daughter, Michelle and her daughter, Angela. Preceded by son, Rick; brother, Oliver; and son-in-law, William "Hogan". Ardie requested no funeral.

Herrmann, Jon Harold
November 22, 1948 - March 1, 2014
Age 65, of Chanhassen, MN. Jon's battle with cancer ended on March 1, 2014. He is survived by daughters, Christina of Brandon, FL, & Catherine (Dan) Stordahl of Red Wing, MN; loving partner, Roxann Keyes; GC - Austin, Morgan, Kate & Taylor; mother of his daughters, Peggy Rygh; siblings, Jim & JoAnn, & many, many family & friends. Memorial Service will be held Monday, March 3, 5:00 PM, Discovery United Methodist Church, 275 Lake Dr., Chanhassen. Visitation 2 hours prior to service. Reception immediately following the service at The School II Bar, 600 Market St., Chanhassen. Condolences & cards can be sent to: Herrmann Family, P.O. Box 266, Red Wing, MN 55066.

Emerson, Edythe Yvonne (nee Peterson)
August 3, 1929 - March 1, 2014
Age 84 of Maplewood. Preceded in death by her husband Ron, son Greg, parents Reuben and Ava Peterson, sister Joyce Beath and brother Duane Peterson. Survived by children Ron (Laurie), Don, Kathie Lundgren (Tom Puhl) and Jeff (Kathy Yelle); 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; sisters Bev Stielow, Susie Peterson (Clark), Marilyn Rosburg, Darlene Karth and Kathy Clark; also many nieces, nephews and friends. The family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the HealthEast Hospice team. Memorial service to be held at a later date.

Poole, Mary Elizabeth (nee Cinquegrana)
February 16, 1962 - February 28, 2014
Age 52 of Springport, MI, originally of Wakefield, RI.

Berg, Roger Walter
November 21, 1937 - February 28, 2014
Age 76 of Coon Rapids, formerly of N Mpls. Passed away peacefully on February 28, 2014 at Our Lady Of Peace Hospice Home. Survived by loving wife, Peggy, daughter, Kathy, son-in-law Gregg, brother, Richard (Joy), nieces, nephews, other family members & friends. He will be missed by those he touched and loved. Served in US Marine Corp during the Korean War and was a member of Aviation Post 511 American Legion, a lover of golf and pheasant hunting. Memorial service to be held on Fri., (3/14/14) Noon w/ visitation 11 AM at Christ English Lutheran Church, Lowry & Oliver Ave N, Mpls. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Our Lady Of Peace Hospice Home in memory of Roger W. Berg - 2076 St. Anthony Ave, St Paul, MN 55194.

Lovelady, Diana Doris
August 31, 1953 - February 28, 2014
Age 60 of St. Louis Park. Funeral service Monday, March 10 at 1:00 P.M., with visitation 1 hour prior, at Inner City Church of Minneapolis, 1812 Park Ave. S, Minneapolis.

Whitney-McClellan, Joan Murial
August 27, 1941 - February 28, 2014
Age 72 of Minneapolis.

Johnson, Denise Dianne (nee Scherer)
March 4, 1955 - February 28, 2014
Age 58 of West St. Paul, MN.

Jackson, George
February 25, 1959 - February 27, 2014
Age 55 of Minneapolis.

Kolumbar, Laurie Louise (nee Frost)
August 10, 1945 - February 27, 2014
Age 68 of Waite Park, MN.

Olinger, Hubert Donald
March 30, 1938 - February 26, 2014
Age 75 of Centuria, WI, passed away in St. Paul. Memorial will be held on March 29th. Full notice to follow Sunday, March 23rd.

Wade, Hilda Fay (nee Grain)
January 15, 1926 - February 26, 2014
Age 88 of Maplewood, MN. Passed away peacefully on February 26. Survived by daughter, Ethel Kelley; granddaughter, Sara and great-granddaughter, Kristin; and many other relatives and friends. 

Kalevik, Edith Mione (nee Lohn)
September 7, 1925 - February 25, 2014
Age 88 of New London, MN. Funeral service will be held at 2pm on Saturday, March 1st at Gausdal Lutheran Church in rural New London where she was a life long member. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at church.  Edith died Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 at Rice Memorial Hospital.  Edith was born September 7th, 1925 in Georgeville, MN at her home, the daughter of Simon and Olga (Simonson) Lohn.  On March 12, 1949, Edith was united in marriage to Erwin Kalevik at their home in New London. She was a homemaker, and worked at the Big Store and Erv's TV in New London. Hobbies included softball, gardening, fishing and bowling. She was also an avid baseball fan and a cat lover.  Edith was survived by her children, Greg (Denise) Kalevik of Deerwood, and Jean Kalevik of New London; four grandchildren, Jeremy (Heather) Emma, Braden, Morgan and Lydia Kalevik of New London, Todd (Nicole) Jenna, Rachel Kalevik of Otsego,MN; Tracy, Kalie, Asher Jeremiason of Brainerd, MN; Ben (Nicole) Owen, Aaron, Jonas, Kayla Kalevik of Ozark, MO; and brother, Sidney (Adeline) Lohn.  She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, four sisters and three brothers.

Wilson, Garner Lamar
January 1, 1941 - February 24, 2014
Age 73 of Minneapolis.

Cunningham, Daniel Robert
July 11, 1952- February 24, 2014
Age 61 of Minneapolis.

Sitler, David Martin
May 21, 1959 - February 24, 2014
Age 54 of Brooklyn Center, MN. Survived by wife of 33 years; Rozalinda; Children, Kristi (Ron), Jennie (Jonny), and Carl; grandchildren, Robert, Weston, and Lincoln; mother, Wanda; mother-in-law, Rose; sisters, Janet (David) and Joanna; sister-in-law, Rosemary (Chris); nephews, David, Brandon, and CJ; nieces, Alyssa and Brianna; and by John H., who was a brother from another mother. Predeceased by father, John and father-in-law, Steve. As a Captain in the Army, David was 3rd generation military and served his country proudly. That honor of service continued on through Scouting. His scouting accomplishments include Eagle Scout, OA Vigil, Scoutmaster and most recently he was very proud of what he accomplished as District Commissioner for the Northern Lights district. A celebration of David's life will be held at 2pm on Saturday, March 15th, 2014 at the Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West hotel (3131 Campus Dr. Plymouth, MN. 55441). In lieu of flowers donations can be made in David's name at Wells Fargo banks, the account number is 7984669189 (or brought to the service). All donations will go towards creating a disc golf course in his name at Rum River Scout Camp in Ramsey, MN. David will have Military Honors at Ft Snelling later this spring.

Ahrens, Frances Christine (nee Carlson)
November 11, 1933 - February 23, 2014
Age 80 of White Bear Lake, MN.

Seward, Frank Herbert
August 2, 1930 - February 22, 2014
Age 83 of Minnetonka, MN. Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Kelley, William
July 22, 1956 - February 22, 2014
Age 57 of Minneapolis, MN.

Mead, Carol Anne (nee Nivola)
December 24, 1932 - February 22, 2014
Age 81 of Minneapolis, MN.

Brunier, Keith Montgomery
March 19, 1964 - February 22, 2014
Brunier, Keith M. From Minneapolis, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on February 22. Preceded in death by his father, Carson and sister, Carrie Aileen. Survived by mother, Patricia; many aunts, uncles, cousins and special friends, Virgie, Jeannie, Chris, and all the staff at Lifeworks.

Gundersen, Richard Stephen
November 29, 1949 - February 22, 2014
Age 64 of St. Paul, MN. Passed away surrounded by family. Preceded in death by wife, Molly. Survived by only sister, Barbara (Paul) Gennrich; children, Monique (Tony) Weir, Desire (Tom) Tarnell, Jean-Paul (Stacy) Gundersen, Shantelle Staples, Leitoute (Matt) Moylan, and Richard Gundersen II; 15 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; fiance, Patty and son; and many other relatives and friends. Celebration of life at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 2499 N Helen St., North St. Paul on Thursday February 27 at 6pm with a visitation one hour prior.

Nelson, Eric Michael
November 18, 1978 - February 21, 2014
Age 35 of Somerset, WI and formerly of Stillwater, passed away suddenly on February 21, 2014. Services will be held on Saturday, March 1 at 1:00pm at Trinity Lutheran Church in Stillwater, MN. Eric is survived by his mother, Dalene (Pat); father, Dennis (Char); wife, Rachel; sister, Tina (Don); brother, Gary (Mahesh); in-laws, Wayne (Deb), Tim (Michelle), Rita (Jake); several nieces and nephews, including Anna, Carson, Charlie, Clara, and Harlow; his pets; and a multitude of family and friends. Eric will be sadly missed for his enormous sense of humor, passion for animals, kind and generous spirit, and love for family.

See, Patrick Lee
January 12, 1963- February 21, 2014
Age 51 of Mapleton, MN.

Jones, Karin Elizabeth (nee Winter)
May 1, 1968 - February 20, 2014
Age 45 of Stillwater, MN. Passed away peacefully after a battle with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. She was predeceased by her brother, David Winter. She is survived by her husband of nearly 19 years, Dave, and daughter, Adia, parents Dr. Robert and Jane Winter, sisters Cathy Winter (Gerry Dehkes), and Dr. Sarah Winter Boyer (Mike Boyer), brother Andrew Winter (Emily Winter), and sister-in-law Terry Winter. She was adored by her many nieces and nephews—Olivia, Abby, Peter, Kirsten, Sarah, Erik, Alec, Lucas, Dena, Evan, Caleb and Noel. Karin graduated from Henry Sibley High School, West St. Paul and the University of Minnesota. She worked in various medical and insurance positions, most recently at Student Assurance Services, Stillwater. Karin's love was her family, especially her daughter. She enjoyed her dogs, long walks, time with her friends and cherished summertime at the family cabin in northern Wisconsin. Her culinary skills were widely appreciated by her large family and friends. She will be greatly missed by all who had the opportunity to know and love her. Visitation will be on Friday, February 28 from 5 to 7 p.m. A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, March 1 at 11 a.m. Both will take place at the First Presbyterian Church of Stillwater, 6201 Osgood Avenue North, Stillwater, MN. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made toward further education for Adia (Adia Jones donation trust at Wells Fargo Bank) or to the University of Minnesota Foundation (Dr. Bruce Peterson's Lymphoma Research Fund, Med292 Q12636).

Link, Brian Joseph
February 15, 1955 - February 20, 2014
Link, Brien Joseph Age 59, passed away peacefully at home on 2/20/14 after a 3-year cancer journey. A lifelong Minneapolis resident, born to Ralph Link and Sharon O'Brien Link on 2/15/55, Brien graduated from Southwest High School and the U of MN. He was a longtime union steward with GCIU and a trade union activist. Brien cared deeply about workers rights, social justice and the environment. He worked as a paralegal at Ameriprise Financial for 18 years. Brien enjoyed biking the urban trails, playing Celtic music on his mandolin, attending concerts and spending time with family & friends. Preceded in death by father, Ralph; and Welsh terrier, Dewey. Survived by Milissa, loving wife of 25 years; son, Benjamin Quinn (Elisabeth Arnold); mother, Sharon; brother, Barry (Penny); sister, Shannon Stover (Dan); aunts, uncles, nieces & nephews; and Irish terrier, Finbarr Magee. Thanks to Dr. Katherine Price, Mayo Clinic; Dr. Burton Schwartz, MN Oncology; Dr. David Monyak, Abbott Northwestern; Diane Light, RN, Allina Hospice; Dr. Michael Dole, Dakota Medical Clinic. Special thanks to friends and family who helped make Brien & Milissa's 25th anniversary trip to Ireland so special. Memorials preferred to Friends of the Mississippi River and Environmental Working Group. Natural burial at Prairie Oaks Memorial Eco Gardens. Celebration of Life, summer 2014.

Conway, Patricia Ann
May 2, 1930 - February 20, 2014
Age 83 of St. Paul, MN. Arrangements pending, full notice later.

Eberle, Donna Mae (nee Greene)
July 5, 1949 - February 20, 2014
Age 64 of Minneapolis, MN.

Cole, Christopher Michael
October 27, 1971 - February 19, 2014
Age 42 of Saint Louis Park, MN.

White, Arthur William "Bud"
November 1, 1931 - February 19, 2014
Age 82 of St. Paul Park, MN. Fell ill unexpectedly, and passed away on February 19th surrounded by his family. Survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Karen; children, Bob (Patti), Edie, Lisa (Steve) Gilberg, Yvonne, Denise (Jerry) Gilbert; 17 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Funeral service will be held Thursday, February 27th, at noon, St. Luke Lutheran Church, 7000 Hinton Ave. S, Cottage Grove, MN and the visitation begins at 10am. Memorials preferred.

Wagner, Donald Joseph
November 15, 1930 - February 17, 2014
Age 83 of Marine on St. Croix, MN. Don grew up in St. Paul, the son of James G. and Lola G. Wagner. Attended Groveland Elementary and Monroe High School and graduated from the University of Minnesota with degrees in recreation and elementary education. Don met his wife, Mary, at the U of M, and they married on June 18, 1955. Don held a wide variety of jobs during his youth: soda jerk, groundskeeper, dynamiter’s assistant, caller and dance instructor. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He taught at Sidney Pratt Elementary School in Minneapolis. In 1959 he was hired by the Robbinsdale School District as an elementary school teacher. He then became an instructional assistant and in 1963, an elementary school principal. From1963 to1983, he served as principal at Lincoln, Thorson, New Hope, Lee, Zachery Lane and Meadow Lake schools and as director of elementary education from 1983 to 1991. A beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, Don was a consummate teacher who touched many lives. Preceded in death by his brothers, John Lincoln Wagner and James Gilbreath Wagner. Survived by wife, Mary, sons, Todd (Meredith McNab), Pete (Anh Nguyen), Kent (Holly), Karl (Mary Alice) and grandchildren, Austin, Cullen, Kane, Kash, Kai, Kirby, Noel, T.C. and Molly. It is Don’s request there be no memorial service. Instead of memorials, Don asks each of his friends to perform a kind act or lend a helping hand to someone. Don’s family wishes to express profound gratitude to all who have been a part of his life, as you gave his life joy and meaning.

Waller, Jeffrey Allen
September 11, 1962 - February 17, 2014
Age 51 of Gaylord, MN.

Richardson, Derrick Angelo
May 8, 1980 - February 16, 2014
Age 33 of New Brighton, MN.

Owens, Richard Eugene
May 17, 1932 - February 17, 2014
Age 83 of Coon Rapids, MN, originally of St. Paul. Survived by wife of 47 years, Sue; 2 sons; and 5 grandchildren; and 2 dogs. Funeral service will be at Grace Lutheran Church, 13655 Round Lake Blvd. NW, Andover, on Monday, 2/24 at 10AM with a visitation one hour prior.  Interment at Fort Snelling.  

Vest, Myrna Lesser
June 4, 1944 - February 15, 2014
Age 69 of East Bethel, MN. Myrna is survived by her sister, two children and many other loved ones. A potluck lunch memorial will be held at New Hope Alano located at 7550 Bass Lake Rd on Sat., March 1 at 1pm.

Cobb, Michael Raymond
September 1, 1968 - February 14, 2014
Age 45 of Maplewood.

George, Deborah Lynn (nee Jaszcak)
September 11, 1965 - February 13, 2014
Age 48 of Burnsville died suddenly. She was a loving mother of 3 who dedicated her life’s work to raise and care for her children. Her kindness, gentle spirit, and wonderful sense of humor will always be remembered. Debbie in recent months rededicated herself to salvation through Jesus Christ. A service will be held with visitation from 2:00 to 3:00 and a Christian service will immediately follow on Saturday March 1, 2014 at Destiny Christian Church, 12119 16th Ave. S, Burnsville MN 55337. She was preceded in death by her mother Cheryl, and survived by children Brooklyn (Jesse), Jacklyn, Austin, dad Ted (Ruth), and brothers Mike and
John. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to her children.

Casey, John Robert
August 30, 1935 - February 12, 2014
Age 78 of Bloomington,died peacefully after a short battle with cancer. Jack was born to James and Eva Casey of Winsted, CT, on Aug. 30, 1935. Active and accomplished in baseball and basketball, Jack played for local community teams before enlisting in the Air Force and serving in the Korean war while stationed in Germany. Upon returning from Germany, Jack met Barbara Boyd; they married on February 11, 1961. Moving from Winsted, CT, to South Bend, IN, to Montevideo, MN, they had five kids during their marriage. Jack was an avid golfer and passed along the love for the sport to most of his children. Playing golf, going out for dinner, and betting on the horses, were cherished times spent with his friends and kids. While Jack and Barb divorced in the mid-eighties, they remained  friends. Jack moved to Salisbury, NC, to pursue another opportunity as a salesman. A consummate one at that, people often told his kids things like “Jack Casey could sell sawdust to the saw mill.” After moving to North Carolina, it was that charm that helped him win the love of Carrol Casey, who he later married. They spent many happy years together. After a stroke forced his retirement, Jack moved back to Minnesota to be closer to his kids. He spent his time on the golf course, at the horse track, and with his fellow residents at Ridgeview Terrace. He made friends everywhere he went and will be dearly missed by everyone whose life he touched. His Ridgeview Terrace friends appreciated his willingness to help whenever someone needed it -- from moving cars after snowstorms, to driving friends to the doctor, to chauffeuring residents to church. And they’ll never forget his annual tradition of making corned beef and cabbage for St. Patrick’s Day.Jack is preceded in death by his parents James and Eva and his siblings Dot, Jimmy, and Billy; his step-daughter Mitzi Burke; and his first wife Barbara Hanson. He is survived by his kids Jackie (Joe DeCaluwe), Bill (Kathleen), Sean (Tanya Tiedt and her daughter Evelyn), Meghan (Robert Downey, Jr.), and Erin; honorary Casey kid Tony Bauch, his second wife Carrol Casey; his step-son Alan Burke; and his grandchildren Jacob and Lizzie (who called him Papa Jack) and Madison and Olivia (who called him Hack). Not much for pomp and circumstance, Jack did not want a funeral or to be buried. If you would like to honor his memory, tributes can be made to these organizations that were important to him: Minnesota Retired Racehorse Project (mrrp.com), My Friend’s Place (myfriendsplace.org), JDRF (jdrf.org), or the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation (ccfa.org).

Turenne, Carol Gene (nee Griffin)
July 9, 1938 - February 12, 2014
Age 75 of Oakdale, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Feb. 12, 2014. Will be deeply missed by her children, Paul (Marjorie), Gary, Roy (Stephanie), and Donna (Doug) Davidson; grandchildren, Lindsay, Cayla, Curtis, Courtney, and Caitlyn; great-grandchildren, Jordaan, Liam, and Leigha; sister, Jean. Preceded in death by parents, John and Lillian; sisters, Donna, Roberta, and Eileen; brothers, Neil, Jerry, and Martin. Her handmade greeting cards will forever be cherished. Memorial donations can be made to her favorite charities, Bridging or Stone Soup Thrift. Private memorial service.

Sjodin, Phyllis Anne (nee Hogan)
June 16, 1932 - February 11, 2014
Age 81 of Elk River, MN. Phyllis was born June 16, 1932, in Omaha, Neb. She married Dallas McWilliams in 1950. In 1961, she married Gillette Sjodin in Portland, Ore. They moved to Aitkin and raised their family on the family farm until Gillette’s death in 1976. Phyllis went to LPN school and worked at the Aitkin Community Hospital. She went to the Brainerd College and graduated the RN course in 1985. She moved to the Northwestern suburbs of Minneapolis and worked at Methodist Hospital and North Memorial Hospital working in the baby and delivery area until retiring in 1997. She enjoyed her work at the hospital very much. After retiring, she enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren and then the great-grandchildren that came later. She loved reading and joined a quilting club at her apartment complex. She was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Aitkin. She was a longtime member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Aitkin also. Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband, Gillette; son Dallas (Pete); daughter, Denise; stepson, Larry; parents and two brothers. She is survived by her son, Michael (Carol) McWilliams, Aitkin; daughters, Linda Anderson, Hugo; and Annette Weimer, Elk River; and stepsons, Gary and Ron McWilliams, Conway, Ark.; grandchildren, Brandon, Ashley, Mark, Heather, Emily, Lee (Nikki) and Jill (Aaron); great-grandchildren, Addie, Maycie and Lucas; sister, Deedee (George), Spokane, Wash.; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be held at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Aitkin at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, with Pastor Cindy Gray officiating. A memorial service will be held at the Guardian Angels Apartment at a later date, to be determined. Burial will be in the spring.

Garnett, Larry Ray
January 6, 1948 - February 10, 2014
Age 66 of Minneapolis.

Andrews Sr., Roger Gene
December 29, 1943 - February 9, 2014
Age 70 of Princeton, MN. Memorial service Wednesday, February 19 at 12:00 P.M., with visitation 1 hour prior, at Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel, intersection of Highways 5, 55 and 62. Inurnment to follow at 1:30 P.M. at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Assembly Area #5.

Pierce Jr., Albert Luke
January 7, 1930 - February 9, 2014
Age 84 of Roseville, MN. Born in Kalispell, MT and raised in Bigfork, MT. Preceded in death by wife, Donna; parents, Albert and Margaret Pierce. Survived by sons Rick (Julie), Dan, and Brian Pierce; grandchildren Andrew (Kara) Pierce, Melinda, and Karen Pierce; great-grandson, Andrew James Pierce, sister, Jane Fagerland; cousin, Ron (Carol) Pierce. He was deeply loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Al was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was the family photographer, an avid golfer, master of the barbecue grill, and an enthusiastic (although unsuccessful) fisherman. He never gave up on his beloved Minnesota Vikings. He loved summers on the St. Croix River and winters in Siesta Key, FL. He was quiet, with a dry sense of humor, and a great big heart. He tenderly cared for his wife of 58 years, Donna, until she passed away one month prior to his death, and we are happy they are now reunited. Al attended Edison Technical College in Seattle, WA, and was then hired by UNIVAC (later Unisys) in St. Paul, where he worked for over 30 years. He was a member of the Roseville Lions and Roseville Jaycees, and volunteered at Roseville Lutheran Church. Our heartfelt thanks to the wonderful staff of Eaglecrest Arbor and Optage Hospice for their loving care of Al. A celebration of his life will be held at Roseville Lutheran Church, 1215 Roselawn Ave. W., Roseville, on Friday, February 21, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. with lunch following. Memorials preferred to Alzheimer's Association , Animal Humane Society, American Cancer Society , or Roseville Lutheran Church.

Skelly, Thomas Joseph
March 7, 1945 - February 9, 2014
Age 68 of Richfield, MN.

Tolzmann, Linda Ann (nee Lunning)
December 18, 1947 - February 8, 2014
Age 66 of Shakopee, passed away at Methodist Hospital. She was born in Cedar Rapids, IA on December 18, 1947. She graduated from Gaylord High School . She married Gene Tolzmann on March 22, 1969. Linda is survived by children, Kelly, Jon, Michelle; grandchildren, Tishawna, Kyle, Colby, Anthony, and Savannah; siblings, Gilbert, Nancy, Patrice, David, Steven, Sherry, Carla, and Denise; many other relatives and friends. Linda was preceded in death by her husband, Gene. Linda enjoyed playing cards and had a good sense of humor. Linda will be greatly missed. Memorial service will be at Woodale Church, 6630 Shady Oak Road, Eden Prairie on Friday, 2/14 at 11AM with a visitation 1 hour prior. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred.

Graham, Amanda Elizabeth
April 6, 1984 - February 7, 2014
Age 29 of Fridley, originally of Pennsylvania. Passed away peacefully at home February 7. A Steeler fan for life, survived by mother, Sarah; father, Bill (Toni); sisters, Kristin and Michelle (John); loving boyfriend, Marquise Stampley; nephews, Jason and Zakkary; niece, Carly; many relatives and friends. Preceded by grandparents, Granny and Pop Pop and nephew, Clayton. A celebration of Amanda's life will be held at Springbrook Apartment Main Building, 111 83rd Ave. NE, Fridley, MN 55432 on Thursday 2/13 from 5-9 PM.

Knox, Frances Plunkett
October 23, 1923 - February 7, 2014
Age 90 of Vadnais Heights, MN.

Shevchenko, Klavdia (nee Kravchenko)
May 20, 1931 - February 7, 2014
Age 82 of Kherson, Ukraine, passed away in Eagan, MN.

Hultman, David John
May 6, 1950 - February 6, 2014
Age 63 of Saint Paul, MN. Beloved Son, Brother, Uncle. Passed away peacefully after a long battle with cancer on February 6, 2014. Survived by parents, Gordon and Dell; brothers, Daniel, Donald (Lauri), Dale (Pattie); and sister, Dawn (Irv) Fontaine. Special uncle to his many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Catholic Charities Mary Hall of Saint Paul. Private Family Service will be held.

Johnson, Charles Arthur
December 2, 1947 - February 6, 2014
Age 66 of Brooklyn Park, MN.

Denison, Alyssa Michelle
June 2, 1993 - February 4, 2014
Age 20, of New Hope, MN passed away February 4, 2014. She was born to Rory and Khristi Denison, June 2, 1993, in Crystal MN. Alyssa graduated from PEASE Academy in June 2011. She gave birth to her beautiful son Aiden on June 7, 2011. She was an athlete and excelled in little league baseball and volleyball during middle school. She was attending Hennepin Technical College while working at Applebee's. She will always be remembered for her contagious smile. Alyssa is survived by her loving family, son, Aiden; her mother, Khristi; father, Rory, and brother, Derek Denison. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made out to Alyssa M. Denison Memorial Fund and dropped off at any Wells Fargo or Applebee's located on Pheasant Ridge Dr., Blaine, MN, 55449 for Aiden's education. Funeral services will be open to friends and family and be held 11 am Monday, February 17 at Washburn McReavy Glen Haven Chapel 763-533-8643 5125 W. Broadway, Crystal, MN.

Cherrier, John Herbert
Febrary 28, 1926 - February 3, 2014
Age 87 of Rosemount, MN. Preceded by sister Frances; brother Harry; son James. Survived by wife June; brother Eddy: children Jerome, Joannie & Janet. Memorial Service Tues. Feb. 11th at 11:30am. at Brooks Funeral Home, 862 Concordia Ave. St. Paul, followed by Burial Service at Fort Snelling 1:30pm with Honors.

Small Jr., Jay Peter
Febrary 1, 1982 - February 2, 2014
Age 32 of Minneapolis, left this cruel world 2/2 unexpectedly to spend eternity with our Lord. Memorial Sun., 2/9, 1:30 pm at Love Power Church, 1407 Washington Av S, Mpls. My wonderful, loving Son, you will be greatly missed by oh so many.

Sullivan, Jeanne Louise (nee Winger)
September 20, 1940 - February 2, 2014
Age 73 of St. Paul.

Cott-Meissel, Marius Rene
May 16, 1931 - February 2, 2014
Age 82 of Arden Hills, MN.

Peterson, Steven
February 5, 1948 - January 31, 2014
Age 65 of St. Paul.

Wu, Ho Piu
July 1, 1944 - January 31, 2014
Age 69 of St. Paul, originally of Wingding, Fukien Province, China.

Willliams, Romayne (nee Venne)
November 15, 1928 - January 29, 2014
Age 85 of St. Paul, passed away peacefully at St. Joseph's Hospital on Jan. 29th, 2014.  Loving Mother and Friend. 1946 Graduate of St. Joseph's Academy. Survived by children, Jeff (Kathy), Eddie, John, Mary Jo (Rick), Connie (Brian), Todd, Gregg (Fran); and former daughter-in-law and friend, Cindy; many grandchildren and great grandchildren who she loved very much.  Special thanks to St. Joseph's Hospital 4th & 5th floor and Cyberknife Staff for such special care and compassion. Memorial Mass, Mon., Feb. 3rd, 10AM at Church of the Assumption Cathloic Church, 51 W. 7th St., St Paul, MN, with a visitation at 9am at church.  

Anderson, Mary Ann (nee Swanson)
August 29, 1941 - January 29, 2014
Age 72 of Long Lake, MN.

Rothwell, Gabrielle Anjali
August 15, 2001 - January 28, 2014
Age 12 of Perham, MN.

Tempel, Mary Katherine (nee Mills)
July 18, 1954 - January 28, 2014
Age 59 of Minneapolis. Inurnment at Roselawn Cemetery in Roseville, MN.

Knapp, Mary Jane (nee Velie)
September 7, 1920 - January 26, 2014
Age 93 of Minneapolis. Preceded in death by husband Edward "Ned" Knapp and brothers Vincent and John Velie. Survived by children John and Diana "Dee Dee" Knapp. Mary enjoyed a long, full life devoted to her family. Private family interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery Friday, January 31. Memorials preferred to donor's favorite charity.

Gummow, Sharon Ann
August 4, 1944 - January 24, 2014
Age 69 of St. Paul. Graveside service Friday, January 31, 11:00 A.M., at Resurrection Cemetery in Mendota Heights, MN. Reception to follow at 4:00 P.M. at Huey's Saloon, 2425 Maplewood Drive, Maplewood, MN.

Dixon, Robert Lavell
April 12, 1932 - January 24, 2014
Age 81 of Milwaukee, WI. Interment at Graceland Cemetery in Milwaukee. Services to be handled by New Golden Gate Funeral Home in Milwaukee (414-358-0538).

Chase, Frank Eugene
March 28, 1935 - January 22, 2014
Age 78 of Minneapolis.

Gray, Maurine Kay (nee Schultz)
December 2, 1944 - January 22, 2014
Age 69 of Minnetonka, MN.

Honigschmidt, Kenneth Allen
July 25, 1941 - January 22, 2014
Age 72 of Lakeville, MN. Inurnment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Billig Jr., Thomas Clifford
August 20, 1930 - January 21, 2014
Age 83 of White Bear Lake. He is survived by his wife, Page, two sons, Jim and Tom, 10 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and two dogs. Tom was well loved by all and will be missed dearly. Tom loved playing bridge, discussing current events, reading, writing, walking and dancing right up to the last day spent in this lifetime. He was preceded in death by parents Thomas and Melba and brothers Fred and Paul. Visitation is at 10:30 on Monday, January 27, at Church of St. Pius X, 3878 Highland Avenue, White Bear Lake, MN 55110, 651-429-5337 with funeral services at 11:30 a.m.

Davis, Michael Edd
December 10, 1965 - January 21, 2014
Age 48 of Drexl, NC, passed away in Inver Grove Heights.

Freeland, Bonnie Jean (nee Stelter)
March 21, 1948 - January 21, 2014
Age 63 of Wyoming, MN, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. She is survived by husband, Rockie; children, Bobbi Jean (Brad) Quiggle, Gary Freeland, Billie Jean Freeland; grandchildren, Brett (Jasmine) Quiggle, Bailey Quiggle, Camelia Freeland; siblings, Janeth (Bob) Bitter, Dale (Anne) Stelter, and Diann (Ken) Hartman; 3 nieces , 5 nephews and many other relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held on Fri. Jan. 31st at 7PM at Linwood Covenant Church, 6565 Viking Blvd, Wyoming, MN. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Linwood Covenant Church or Vineyard Church in Mazatlan for their ministry to the poor.

Ziegler, Kenneth Melvin
March 21, 1948 - January 20, 2014
Age 65 of Coon Rapids, passed away at J.A. Wedum Residential Hospice. Survived by loving family, friends, dogs Donner and Jasmine. Retired 31 year employee of the City of Minneapolis. Celebration of life at the Coon Rapids American Legion Post 334, 11640 Crooked Lake Blvd, Coon Rapids, MN 55433, 1/31/14 beginning 5:00 pm.

Jensen, Gerald James
April 27, 1942 - January 20, 2014
Age 71 of Mahtomedi, left us peacefully on Jan. 20, 2014 surrounded by family and friends. Preceded in death by parents Merlin and Vida. Survived by his loving wife of 23 years Susan, brother Douglas (Merle), sister Carol (Ronald) Swanson, daughters Angela (Dennis), Shannon (Matthew) O'Connor, son Anthony (Luz), Sue's children Mark (Robin) Sheldon, Todd Sheldon, and many grandchildren and friends. Jerry graduated from St. Louis Park high school in 1960 and served in the US Air Force. He was an avid outdoorsman and cherished his time at the lake fishing, skiing, and spending time with friends and family. Visitation on Monday, Jan. 27 at 1:00pm followed by funeral service at 2:00pm held at Eagle Brook Church, 2401 East Buffalo St, White Bear Lake, MN 55110.

Bolstad, Stephen Frederick
August 19, 1942 - January 18, 2014
Age 71 of Waconia and formerly of Shakopee, passed away on January 18, 2014. Steve is survived by his daughter, Kristine Anderson; grandchildren, Rachael Isle, Taylor (Emily) Isle, Cecily Isle, and Brennan Isle; Kristine’s mother, Jinny Halverson; his sister, Debbie (Al) Epling and her family; and his brother, Rich (Lora) Bolstad. Steve was preceded in death by his parents, Newman and Evelyn Bolstad. Known for his kindness, humor, sarcasm and wit, Steve was a self-professed pain in the butt—but those who knew him found him to be good-hearted and always willing and wanting to help. Steve never met a dog, a little kid, a golf course, a piece of music, a lottery ticket, a pepperoni pizza, a beer, or a pretty girl that he didn’t like; and people generally couldn’t help but like him. Steve stubbornly outlived several heart attacks and cancer; and, although his death was unexpected at this time, he now rests free of the Alzheimer’s Disease that was slowly but surely taking his mind, which was Steve’s most treasured possession. A life well lived will be celebrated at a memorial service in the chapel at Auburn Meadows assisted living center, 591 Cherry Drive, Waconia, on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. Lunch will immediately follow the service.

Mildon, Kelly Lynn (nee Westervelt)
February 17, 1974 - January 18, 2014
Age 39 of Roseville, Died unexpectedly on January 18, 2014 She is survived by husband, Guy Mildon and son, Kaiden. Also by her parents, William and Donna Westervelt; and sisters, Erin Karels (Brad), and Brooke; as well as her in-laws, Don and Denise Mildon. Kelly was a loving wife, a devoted mother, and a great daughter and sister. She will be sorely missed by all. Per Kelly's wishes she will be cremated, and there will be no funeral. A celebration of her life will be held sometime in the near future. Kelly ~ "Good night and good light."

Dai, Xiaoyu
December 3, 1937 - January 18, 2014
Age 76 of Maple Grove, originally of Zhenjiang, Jiangsu Province, China.

Moran, Mary Beth (nee Molloy)
September 9, 1958 - January 17, 2014
Age 55 of River Falls, WI, originally of Minneapolis. Loving wife, mother, sister. daughter. survived by husband, James T.; daughters Shauna Shae and Micki Mae; sisters Kathleen, Eileen (Gilbertson), Nancy and Polly; brothers Michael Jr. and Kevin; mother Helen and father Michael Sr.; many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the family. A private memorial is planned.

Cordell, Carol Janese
December 19, 1936 - January 17, 2014
Age 77 of St. Paul, originally of Yellow Springs, OH, died January 17th, 2014 surrounded by her family and baby Cash (her dog). Born December 19th, 1936 to Warren Cordell Sr. and Iola (Thompson) Cordell. She grew up in Yellow Springs, OH the second youngest of 12 children. Her father nicknamed her Buzzy because she was constantly buzzing around him. Carol left Yellow Springs for College in Minneapolis, MN. Where she received a BS degree. Here she met and married Carl V Cockrell Jr. They later moved to Rochester, MN to raise their 6 children. In 1977 she went back to school and completed 2 more degrees. She also went back to work. First for Montgomery Wards in the photo dept, then Rochester Symphony Orchestra as an administrative assistant. She moved to Tacoma, WA and worked for the IRS in their HR dept. Lets not forget that Carol traveled the world as a youth and with her husband when he was in the army. She also had a small catering business and opened 2 restaurants. She was a long devoted Jehovah Witness and enjoyed spreading his good word to others. She was preceded in death by both parents; her brothers, Richard, Warren, Louis, Victor, Joseph and Harold; her sisters Bertha, Echo and Mona. She is survived by sisters, Marsha Hammond of California, Delores Brown (Thomas) of, Minneapolis, Minnesota and sister-in-law Hatsuko Cordell of Tacoma, WA. Sons, Collin Cockrell of St.Paul, MN, Corinth Cockrell of St.Paul, MN; Daughters, Chelice Carter of Rochester, MN, Carol Eppolite (Jeff) of Cannon Falls, MN, Courtney Overton of Gary, and Chandra Cockrell of St.Paul, MN; thirteen grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was laid to rest at Glen Forest Cemetery in Yellow Spring, OH.

Crossman, Gary Robert
March 4, 1951 - January 16, 2014
Age 62 of Brooklyn Park, passed away after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Gary is survived by his mother, Violet; brothers, Tom and George (Diana); niece and nephew, Claire and Erik and uncle, Merlin. Funeral service will be held Monday the 17th at 10:00 am, St. Gerard's Catholic Church, 9600 Regent Ave N., Brooklyn Park MN 55443.

Dement, Timothy Mark
September 24, 1965 - January 16, 2014
Age 48 of St. Paul.

Dresbeck, Joan Marie (nee Charpentier)
January 21, 1928 - January 16, 2014
Age 85 of Saint Paul, MN. "Always a smile." Joan passed peacefully on Thurs., January 16, surrounded by her loving family. Joan was a loving grandmother, mother, sister & friend, & was an active business woman & volunteer. Her long career as an Administrator with Alan Sturm & Associates allowed her to support the Mpls. Auto Dealers Association, St. Paul Auto Dealers Association & others. She was an active member & President of the Saint Paul Charter Chapter of American Business Women's Association (ABWA) & was a past Board Member for the Ramsey County Charter Commission. Family asks for cards, personal notes & stories & will host a summer celebration of her life, details TBA. Cards to: Brad & Michelle (Dresbeck) Daniels, 575 Holly Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55102.

Jensen, Anita Beth (nee Smith)
April 23, 1962 - January 16, 2014
Age 51 of Lake Mills, IA, originally of Robbinsdale, MN.

McNuss, Mark Nicholas
November 20, 1979 - January 16, 2014
Age 34 of Lake Elmo, MN.

Jacobsen, Martha Leigh (nee Johnson)
February 12, 1943 - January 15, 2014
Age 70 of Bloomington, MN.

Jefferson, Joyce Carolyn (nee Hogan)
January 6, 1929 - January 15, 2014
Age 85 of White Bear Lake, MN. Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on January 15, 2014. Survived by husband, W. Thomas Jefferson; children Scott (Alice), Cindi (Frank), Kent (Ann), Claudia (Greg) and Colleen; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Memorial service 1:00PM Tuesday, Jan. 21 with reception following at Saint John in the Wilderness Episcopal Church, 2175 1st Street White Bear Lake,MN 55110. Private Interment. Memorials preferred to Saint John in Wilderness Episcopal Church or White Bear Lake Historical Society.

Monno, Patsy Albert "Pat"
April 1, 1927 - January 15, 2014
Age 86 of Woodbury, MN. Entered into eternal life to be with Jesus on 1/15/2014. He will be dearly missed by loving wife of 60 yrs, Janet; & surviving 5 sisters: Mary Zappa, Jennie Ranelli, Anne Brusletten, Josephine Calder, & Cecelia Sikorski; many nieces, nephews, & in-laws. Preceded in death by parents Pasquale & Jennie Monno, Cumberland, WI, brothers: Tony, Jim, Joe, Ray, Sam & John; sisters: Betty Korf & Lucy Kaiser. WWII Navy vet. Patsy was passionate about the truth of God’s word. He loved people and wanted to show the love of Jesus Christ with others around him. Memorial service at Summit Avenue Assembly of God Church, 845 Summit Ave., St. Paul (651-228-0811) on Wed. Jan. 22 at 10:45 w/ luncheon following.

Ebert, Frank Edward
November 10, 1931 - January 11, 2014
Age 82 of White Bear Lake.

Hueser, Maureen Patricia
March 15, 1948 - January 11, 2014
Age 65 of St. Louis Park. Survived by her best friend Blair, her children: Mary, Nate, Matt, Dean, 5 siblings, 13 grandchildren, countless other loved ones and friends. A memorial service for Maureen will be at Aldrich Avenue Presbyterian Church on Saturday, January 18th at 11:30 at 3501 Aldrich Ave. S. in Mpls with a lunch and time for sharing after. The 2 most important things in her life were helping others and spending time with her children/grandchildren. She will be greatly missed.

Brown, James Ernest "Jim," "Ernie"
April 8, 1948 - January 10, 2014
Age 65 of North Branch. Much loved brother, uncle/great-uncle, "grandpa", friend and helper of many, age 65, passed away 1/10/14 at the VA Med Center, Mpls.  Born and raised in Little Falls, MN.  Vietnam Vet who lived and worked in the Twin Cities.  Survived by sisters, Sherry of OK, Marie, Donna, and Linda of the Twin Cities; many nieces/nephews, great nieces/nephews, cousins, and an abundance of friends.  Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery on 1/16 at 11:30 AM with military honors.

Evans, Malcolm Duncan
April 8, 1926 - January 10, 2014
Age 87 of St. Paul.

Logelin, Diane Dorine
June 4, 1959 - January 10, 2014
Age 54 of Eden Prairie.

Johnson, Michael Ray
April 10, 1960 - January 9, 2014
Age 53 of Park Rapids, MN.

Booth, Edward Arthur
June 25, 1935 - January 9, 2014
Age 78 of St. Paul.

Pierce, Donna Rae (nee Torbert)
February 20, 1934 - January 9, 2014
Age 79 of Roseville, MN. Passed away peacefully on January 9, 2014. Born in Detroit Lakes, MN and raised in Kalispell, MT. Preceded in death by parents, Renn and Elsie (Zingler) Torbert. Survived by loving husband of 58 years, Al; sons Rick (Julie), Dan, and Brian; grandchildren Andrew (Kara), Melinda, and Karen; great- grandson, Andrew James. She was deeply cherished and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Donna was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She enjoyed experimenting in the kitchen and was a fantastic cook. She was a talented quilter, seamstress, and crafter. She loved spending time with family and friends and was also an enthusiastic traveler. Some of her favorite places were the St. Croix River in the summer and Siesta Key, FL in the winter. She loved jokes, puns, and stories, and always had a smile and a hug to share. Donna worked in customer service for Dayton-Hudson and later, Marshall Field's. She was a dedicated volunteer at Roseville Lutheran Church and St. John's Hospital in Maplewood. Our heartfelt thanks to the wonderful staff of Eaglecrest Arbor and Optage Hospice for their loving care of Donna. A celebration of her life will be held at Roseville Lutheran Church, 1215 Roselawn Ave. W., Roseville, on Friday, January 24, 2014, at 11:00 A.M., with lunch following. Memorials preferred to Alzheimer's Association , Animal Humane Society, American Cancer Society , Roseville Lutheran Church.

Barcel, Georgeanne Marie
May 14, 1957 - January 9, 2014
Age 56 of Brooklyn Center.

Nelson, James Anthony
December 9, 1951 - January 8, 2014
Age 62 of St. Paul.

Knudsen, Carolyn Louise (nee Bersagel)
October 28, 1929 - January 7, 2014
Age 84 of White Bear Lake. Passed away peacefully January 7, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. Carolyn was a beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Survived by children: Donn (Liz), Jon (Jodi), Lynn (Rich), Ann (Kent), Karen (Gary), and Joan. Grandchildren: Damion, Melissa, Sara (Mike), Laura (Chris), Thomas (Kate), Erik (Jen), Tyler, Dylan, and Billy. Great-Grandchildren: Jacob, Jackson, Angelica, Jackson, Olivia, Maya, Reese, Cooper, Kennedy, Ari, and 2 babies on the way. Memorial Service Friday January 10th at 4:30PM at Lake Square Apartments, 2250 6th St., White Bear Lake. Memorials preferred to Our Lady of Peace Hospice.

Monson, Bruce Alan
August 24, 1954 - January 6, 2014
Age 59 of Burnsville. Survived by mother, Alice; sister, Jan; brother, Tom; and many other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by his father, Leonard. Gathering of family and friends on Friday 1/17 from 6-9 PM at The Church of the Open Door, 9060 Zanzibar Ln N, Maple Grove. 

Wangen, Kevin Lee
May 31, 1954 - January 5, 2014
Age 59 of Roseville.

Klopf, Dennis Michael "Diamond Denny"
July 24, 1950 - January 4, 2014
Age 63 of Hastings, formerly of Denmark Township. He was preceded by his parents, Wally and Betty Klopf, and sister, Mary Jane Klopf. He is survived by sister, Patricia Klopf-Seeger and her husband James; nephews Matt (Jen) Seeger, and Daniel Seeger; his step-great-nephews, Nicholas and Tyler Rowan; his great-twin-nieces, Emily and Chloe Seeger; and bestfriend, Gail Gewalt. Dennis's wishes were to be cremated, and we will have a celebration of his life in the spring. Memorials are preferred to Ronald McDonald House, Juvenile Diabetes Research, Sharing and Caring, The Lupus Foundation, or the charity of your choice .

Drager, Judy Kay (nee Myers)
February 20, 1948 - January 4, 2014
Age 65 of St. Paul. Please come celebrate with us the life of Judy Kay Drager. A service will be held Tuesday January 14th 2014 at Twin City Bible Church 2555 Hazelwood St. N. Maplewood MN 55109 www.tcbc.us. There will be a time of fellowship with the family from 4-6PM with the service to immediately follow. Light refreshments will be served during the fellowship time.

Miland, Lyla Marie (nee Ruud)
May 31, 1917 - January 4, 2014
Age 96 of Ostrander, MN.

Vellieux, Thomas Hollis
June 20, 1957 - January 4, 2014
Age 56 of St. Paul, MN passed away peacefully on Jan. 4, 2014 with family by his side.  Loving husband, father, brother.  Will be missed by his wife, Christine; step-daughters, Melissa & Lauren Sheffer; siblings, Shelly (Gunner) Schiltgen, Denise Hauer, Guy (Joan), Gary, and Greg; many loving family and friends.  Preceded by his parents, Tom, Sr. and Beverly.  Special appreciation to his home nurse, Ellen, U of M Fairview, and the Masonic Cancer Ctr.  Memorials preferred.  Interment Ft. Snelling National Cemetery.  Mass of Christian Burial on Fri., Jan. 10, 10AM with a visitation at 9AM all at Church of the Assumption Catholic Church, 51 West 7th St , St Paul, MN.

Lewis, Evelyn (nee Rand)
January 6, 1934 - January 4, 2014
Age 79 of Blaine, a beloved wife, mother, sister, and grandmother, passed away amongst the comfort of loved ones in her home early Saturday morning. She is preceded in death by sisters and brothers, and her beloved daughter Kimberlee. She is survived by her husband of 53 and a half years Doug Lewis; four loving children Doug (Carol), Vicky, Jerome, and Dave; and many grandchildren and great- grandchildren. She was a lifetime Women's Auxiliary member of Sgt. John Rice VFW post 6316. She will be greatly missed by all. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred. Service will be held Saturday, January 11, at 11:00 AM, at Peace Lutheran Church, 20 Northdale Blvd., Coon Rapids, MN 55448. Luncheon at 1:30 at Sgt. John Rice VFW, 1374 109th Ave. NE, Blaine, MN 55434.

Coppage, DeVont'e Rashawn
September 3, 1991 - January 3, 2014
Age 22 of Brooklyn Park.

Htee, Taw
January 1, 1940 - January 3, 2014
Age 74 of St. Paul, originally of Hopreeda, Burma.

Wang, Larry
August 11, 1955 - January 3, 2014
Age 58 of Woodbury, originally of Qingdao, China. Embraced by his family, Larry passed away peacefully on January 3, 2014. A loving husband and father, Larry lived everyday with energy, responsibility, and optimism. Larry is survived by his devoted wife of 31 years, Rita; son, Shang "Steve"; extended family in China; and loving friends. A brief committal will be held on Friday, January 10th, 3 PM, at Lakewood Cemetery Garden Mausoleum, 3600 Hennepin Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN 55408.

Keator, Matthew Shawn
November 22, 19635 - January 1, 2014
Age 48 of Minneapolis.

Kincannon, Gayle Erika (nee Mattson)
April 5, 1934 - January 1, 2014
Age 79 of Green Valley, AZ and formerly of Chaska, MN, passed away peacefully on January 1, 2014 following a battle with cancer. Gayle was a beloved wife, mother, friend, and public servant. Gayle was born on April 5, 1934 to Eric & Helen Mattson in St. Paul, MN. She began her professional career in 1955 as an occupational therapist supervisor and instructor with the University of Minnesota Hospitals. During her 23 years in public service (1968-1991), she spent eleven years as a member of the school board for School District 112, serving for the last five years as its chair. Gayle also served on the Land Use Advisory Committee of the Metropolitan Council; as the Metropolitan Transit Commissioner for the southwestern suburbs; on the Steering Committee of Minnesota Elected Women Officials; as a member of the Policy and Planning Committee of the American Public Transit Association; and as the Executive Director for the Jonathan Association. Her excellence and dedication to service were widely recognized by her peers including the "Service above Self" Rotary Award from City of Chaska in 1983, the "Mary Smith Daisy Award" from the League of Women Voters in 1993, and the "Apple Award" from The Jonathan Association in 2009. Gayle was noted for her ability to listen to her constituents and her dedication to making the City of Chaska and the metropolitan suburbs of Minneapolis a better and more livable environment. She will be greatly missed by her loving husband of 54 years, Jim; her children John, Laura, and Tricia, her grandchildren, and the many thousands of people whose lives she touched during her career of public service. A Memorial Gathering will be at Bertas Funeral Home, 200 W. 3rd St., Chaska on Saturday, Jan. 11 at 1:00 PM followed by a reception at Oak Ridge in Chaska. Memorials preferred to donor's favorite charity.

Nelson, Donnal Arno
May 20, 1929 - December 31, 2013
Age 84 of Hastings, MN, passed away from ALS on Dec. 31, 2013. He was born on May 20, 1929 in Hallock, MN to Victor & Margaret Nelson. He is survived by his wife Delia; stepchildren Sean (Lisa) Simmons, Kris (Ken) Schetina & Michelle Thomas; his twin brother Dennis Nelson; sister Marge Schauble; & numerous, nieces, nephews, and cousins. He graduated from high school in Lake Bronson, MN in 1947. He and his brother joined the U.S. Navy in 1948 and served during the Korean War. After serving in the Navy he started an apprenticeship at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, WA. He worked at the shipyard until he retired as a Ships Scheduler Supervisor in 1984. He moved to Hastings, MN after his first wife Laura passed away in Port Orchard, WA in 1990. In 1991 he was married to Delia Simmons. Don was a longtime member of the American Legion & Veterans of Foreign Wars. At one time he was the commander of VFW Post 1210 & for many years he participated as an honor guard member. His hobbies included ham radio operation for over 30 years as well as traveling to stay connected with friends & family. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 at St. Philip's Lutheran Church in Hastings with visitation at 10:00, service at 11:00 & a luncheon to follow.

Hampton-Matthews, Remedy Echo
September 16, 2013 - December 31, 2013
Age 3 months of Minneapolis.

Vohnoutka, Eraina Laura Mae (nee Stopski)
July 29, 1946 - December 31, 2013
Age 67 of Hopkins, MN.

Kerling, Karl Georg
February 23, 1946 - December 30, 2013
Age 67 of St. Paul. Passed away peacefully December 30 after a long battle with cancer.  Preceded in death by Parents. Survived by sons, Richard, Paul, Scott, and Dustin; 9 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and many other family and friends. A memorial service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Congregation, 625 22nd Ave. S, Minneapolis, on January 8 at 3:30pm with a luncheon following . In lieu of flowers memorials preferred.

Gerr, Martin
December 11, 1923 - December 30, 2013
Age 90 of Arden Hills, MN, originally from Tuttle, ND, passed away on Monday, December 30 from a courageous battle with lung cancer. Preceded in death by parents, two brothers and one sister.  Survived by wife, Mary; daughters, MaryKay Gerr and Gerri Huber; grandchildren, Brad (Kaili) Huber and Michaelynn Huber; great-grandchildren; sister, Clara Bickel; many nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral Service and Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 11th  at 2:00 pm at Trinity Lutheran of Lake Johanna Church in Arden Hills. A funeral service will be held at a later date in Tuttle, ND.

Romero, Shirley Ann (nee Mullen)
January 11, 1945- December 30, 2013
Age 68 of Princeton, MN.

Larson, Rosemary Helen (nee Flis)
September 4, 1929 - December 30, 2013
West Publishing Retiree Age 84, of Oakdale, died December 30. Beloved Sister and Aunt. Preceded in death by husband, Robert; parents, Frank and Pauline Flis; siblings Frances, Ann, Helen, Bernice, Nellie, Pauline, Joseph. Survived by sister, Bernadette (Louis) Losinski, nieces and nephews. Precious godmother of Mary Losinski. Mass of Christian Burial, Thursday, 10am, Transfiguration Church, 15th St. and Century Ave., Oakdale. Visitation at church one hour before Mass. Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Thambiah, Indrajit C.
October 21, 1956 - December 29, 2013
Age 57 of Minneapolis.

Jensen, Mary Margaret (nee Hartwig)
July 13, 1932- December 29, 2013
Age 81 of Waterville, MN.

Johnson Jr., Robert
May 11, 1952 - December 28, 2013
Age 61 of Brooklyn Park. Funeral service Saturday, January 4 at 11:30 A.M., with visitation 1 hour prior, at New Bethel Baptist Church, 1115 - 30th Ave. N, Minneapolis. Private Interment.

Hill Sr., James Lee
July 23, 1944 - December 27, 2013
Age 69 of Minneapolis, passed away on Friday, December 27th, 2013 to play his music for the Lord in heaven. The Memorial Service will be held at 11 am on Friday, January 3rd at Grace Temple Deliverance Church located at 1908 4th Ave South in Minneapolis. The Reverend Dr. Willa L. Battle will be officiating. James Lee Hill Sr. was born on July 23, 1944 in Minneapolis. He will be remembered for his musical talent, and his free spirit for life. He is survived by siblings, Harriet Anderson, Michael Hill, and Mary Pleasant; his children, James Jr., Jamie, Anthony, Jonathan, Janell, Jocelyn; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. James is preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Myrtle Hill and daughter, Jazzmin Hill.

Herring, Terrance Lamar
May 13, 1962 - December 25, 2013
Age 51 of Minneapolis. Funeral service Friday, January 3 at

Hubbard, John Edward
January 29, 1925 - December 24, 2013
Age 88 of Minneapolis.

Hessian, James "Jay" Gerard
August 25, 1954 - December 24, 2013
Age 59 of St. Louis Park, passed away peacefully surrounded by his friends and family on December 24, 2013. Preceded in death by his father. Survived by wife, Lori; sons, Billy and Scott; mother, Rita; brother, Dave; sisters, Paula, Mary, Joan, and Amy; many other relatives and friends. Jay will be remembered as a loving husband, devoted father, and faithful friend. His humor and compassion will be remembered and cherished by those who knew him. Jay worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 30 years, retiring in 2010. He was working part time at Guardsmark Security. Visitation Sunday, 5-8 PM at Wagner Funeral Home, 17365 Johnson Memorial Dr. (Hwy 169), Jordan. Funeral service will be held Monday, 11 AM at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 313 East Second Street, Jordan, MN, with visitation at 10 AM. Memorials will be distributed amongst an assortment of Jay's favorite charities.

Coleman, Robert Lee
July 15, 1951 - December 22, 2013
Age 62 of Chicago, IL. Prececeded in death by mother, Dorothy "Dot" Williams; Tina and Ida Coleman. Survived by daughter, Maria Williams; Carla, Robert Jr., Tesa, Bryan, Bobby Jr., Eric, Sherry and Renee Coleman.

Luloff, Marleen (nee Feinglass)
June 28, 1931 - December 21, 2013
Age 82 of Brooklyn Park. Preceded in death by father, Harry Fienglass; mother, Esther Fienglass; sister, Toby Boyd; and nephew, Seth Boyd. Survived by husband of 60 years, Jerome; sons, Howard (Julia Holzheu) and Gary (Alexandra); grandchildren, Henry, Sam and Grace; and many other relatives and friends. Marlene spent her childhood in Wilmington, DE and worked as an art dealer for 35 years as co-owner of MJL Impressions. Special thanks from the family go out to the caregivers at Methodist Hospital and Sholom West in St. Louis Park. She was a loving and caring woman and she will be missed by all.

Wyszynski, George
September 5, 1950 - December 21, 2013
Age 63 of Richfield.

Arntzen, Deborah Ann (nee DuBord)
January 6, 1948 - December 21, 2013
Age 65 of North St. Paul, passed away peacefully on Dec. 21, 2013 in hospice care. Beloved Wife, Mother, Grandma, and Aunt. She is now reunited with loved ones already with our heavenly Father. Survived by loving husband of 42 years, Howie; children, Heidi (Cindy), Matt (Dana; grandchildren, Garrettt, Gavin, and Gabriella; brothers, Dave (Barb), Rick (Holly), Joe (Claudia), and Paul; many nieces and nephews; also her special lifelong friends, Judy Kroll (Mike). Memorial Service will be held on Friday, Dec. 27, 11AM with a gathering for friends & family at 10AM all at Eastern Heights Lutheran Church, 616 Ruth St., St. Paul, MN.

Reed, Brian Dean
June 24, 1968 - December 19, 2013
Age 45 of St. Paul. 20+ years of combined service, New Ulm and St. Paul Police Officer and Medal of Valor recipient on Sept. 3, 1994. Brian passed away on December 19, 2013. Brian is survived by sons, Austin Reed and Cale Reed; parents, Oscar "Butch" and Sheila Reed; brothers, Dale (Renee) Reed, Keith Reed and Gary Reed; sister, Patty (David) Graham; niece and Goddaughter, Nichole Reed; nieces, Lauren Reed and Kelsey Reed; nephews, Colton Reed, Dallas Reed, Jake Reed and Garret Graham; special friend, Lauria Sherwood; aunts, uncles, and many cousins and friends. Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, Dec. 27, 10AM with a gathering one hour prior all at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 2131 Fairview Ave. N, Roseville, MN.

Henriksen, Anthony Lee
March 27, 1945 - December 19, 2013
Age 68 of Eden Prairie, MN. Tony will lovingly remembered by his wife Dianne of 44 years, his three children - Matthew of Gray, TN, Sarah of Spring, TX, and Jonathan of Seattle, WA, three grandchildren - Hunter, Caitlin, and John, and six sisters - Ruth Anderson of Kimball, SD, Elaine Konechne of Kimball, SD, Joyce Millage of Rapid City, SD, Eva Mommer of Eden Prairie, MN, Janet Gray of Wichita, KS, Grace Lubben of Overland Park, KS. In 1963, Tony enlisted in the United States Air Force and served 4 years. Tony worked for ITT Corporation on a contract with the Air Force for the Distant Early Warning Line (DEW Line) from 1969-1994. Tony was a devoted Christian who loved his Lord. A memorial service will be held in the Spring.

Tank, Gene Allen
January 31, 1942 - December 19, 2013
Age 71 Formerly of Brainerd, MN, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at his home in Mounds View, MN. He was born January 31, 1942 in Sauk Centre, MN to Irving H. and Frieda E. Tank. Gene was a spirited child, loving father and an entrepreneur he began building DEERLAND ZOO in 1962 with his Mother and Father and maintained the family business until he sold it in 2000. An unforgettable person - Gene was a charmer who enjoyed animals, fishing, travelling, and loved to make people laugh. He is survived by: Three sons; Gary (Gina) Tank of Pillager, MN, Greg Tank of St. Cloud, MN, Gerry (Kritsana) Tank of Oakland, CA, One sister Faye (Edward) Knickmeier of Las Vegas, NV, 7 grandchildren and 5 nieces. Gene is preceded in death by his parents Irving H. & Frieda E Tank; and his brother Wayne Tank. Grave side service pending at Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Brainerd.

Cardinal, Rosalie Ann
February 18, 1938 – December 18, 2013
Age 75 of Edina, MN. Passed away Dec. 18th surrounded by loving family. Survived by sons, Chris & Steve Madison; grandchildren, Emilia and Ian Madison; sisters and brothers and other family.  Memorial Mass to be held Dec. 26, at 10:30AM with a gathering one hour prior all at Church of the Holy Family, 5900 West Lake Street, St. Louis Park, MN 55416. Interment at St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery in Osseo, MN.

Malloyd Jr., Nimrod
August 5, 1940 – December 17, 2013
Age 73 of St. Paul, originally of East St. Louis, IL. Funeral service Saturday, December 28 at 12:00 P.M., with visitation 1 hour prior, at Shiloh Baptist Church, 501 West Lawson Ave., St. Paul, MN 55117. Private interment.

Hansen, David Melvin
January 10, 1952 – December 17, 2013
Age 61 of Twin Lakes, MN. Inurnment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Vickery, Erwin Arthur
April 5, 1933 – December 17, 2013
Age 80 of Savage, MN.

Bergman, George Edward
October 9, 1945 – December 17, 2013
Age 68 of Coon Rapids lost his fight with cancer on 12/17/2013. Born in Sheridan, WY, on October 9, 1945, to Charles and Marjorie Bergman, he was a proud Navy veteran who loved fishing and spending time with friends and family. George was preceded in death by his first wife, Joan, mother (Marjorie), father (Charles), and three siblings. He is survived by spouse, Jacqueline; sons, Bill Baker (Julie) and Russell Muck Bergman; four grandchildren; and brothers Robert and Tom. An informal memorial service to celebrate George’s life will be held in the spring at his favorite fishing hole. Memorials preferred to the family and can be forwarded to the funeral home, Crescent Tide, 764 Transfer Rd., St. Paul, MN 55114. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to friends and family and to the Veterans Administration.

Mosentine, Perry Thomas
April 11, 1959– December 16, 2013
Age 54 of St. Paul.

Damoci, Bruce David
September 30, 1953 – December 16, 2013
Age 60 of Forest Lake, MN (attention Teamsters Local 120). Bruce was a loving, caring man and will be missed by all. He is survived by his loving wife, Joan; his mother, Jean and a huge number of loving family and friends. Memorial Service, Saturday, Dec. 21 at ??AM at Peace Lutheran Church, 20 Northdale Boulevard NW, Coon Rapids, MN. 

Smith, Jon Fielding
May 28, 1958 – December 15, 2013
Age 55 of Minneapolis.

Raymond, Thomas Vern
April 7, 1951 – December 14, 2013
Age 62 of Hastings, MN.

Morgan, James Michael
June 28, 1964 – December 14, 2013
Age 49 of Woodbury, MN. Jim was born in Minneapolis, MN on 6/28/1964 to James and Evelyn Morgan. Jim was the owner of Sharp Heating & Air Conditioning in Fridley, MN. He was a beloved, husband, father, brother, uncle and friend. Jim is survived by his wife, Deborah Morgan and two children, Celena Morgan and Mia Morgan, of Woodbury, MN. He also is survived by a brother, Fredrick James Morgan of Columbia Heights, MN and two sisters, Jeanne Morgan-Skjod of Rice Lake, WI and Teresa Jarchow of Milltown, WI. Visitation will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 21st followed by a 3 p.m. service at Woodbury Lutheran Church, Woodbury, MN. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to help defray medical costs.

Deiters, Nancy Louise (nee Farrington)
August 23, 1931 – December 13, 2013
Age 82 of North Oaks, MN. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Gary Deiters, and her parents, Lurline (nee Gutzler) and William Farrington. Nancy is survived by her children, Gary (Linda) of Shoreview, Barbara (Jay) of Woodbury, and Susan (Tom) of Wilmette, IL. She was a loving grandmother to Jimmy, David, Michael, Sarah, and Gerritt and sister in law to Gretchen and Ron Diegnau of Rosemount. Nancy was born in Waterville, MN and worked on the family owned newspaper, The Waterville Advance. She then graduated from Macalester College and married Gary in 1955. After living in the midwest for 40 years, they retired to Tucson, AZ where they lived until Gary's passing in 2008. Nancy was an avid bridge player, an active member of the Anglican Church of St. Dunstan, and the Children's Hospital Guild. A Mass of the Resurrection will be held on Saturday, Dec. 21 at 1:00 pm at the Anglican Church of St. Dunstan, 4241 Brookside Avenue, St. Louis Park, with visitation one hour prior at the church.

Miland, Kay Francis (nee Watros)
March 23, 1946 – December 12, 2013
Age 67 of White Bear Township, MN.

McLennan, Helen Mary (nee Boughton)
February 26, 1909 – December 12, 2013
Age 104 of Mahtomedi, MN.

Ekander, Gertrude Lizzy (nee Woltjer)
August 23, 1923– December 12, 2013
Age 90 of Willmar, MN, died on December 12, 2013, in her sleep at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Sauk Rapids, MN. Her funeral will be held at the Good Shepherd Community Chapel, 325 11th Street North, Sauk Rapids, MN 56379, at 10:30 am. on Saturday, December 14, with visitation one hour prior. Her body will be buried at the Fairview Cemetery in Willmar, MN. She was born August 23, 1923, in Lake Lillian, MN, to Neil and Elsie (nee Ruchti) Woltjer. She had seven brothers: Louis (Ann), Charlie (Esther), Herman (Hazel), Elzo (Arlene), Fred (Janet), Melvin (Violet) and Chester (Geri). She also had two sisters, Lorraine (Pittman) and Elizabeth (Valentine). Their family grew up on farms in Lake Lillian, Pennock, Raymond, Kerkoven and Blomkest, MN. Gertrude (Trudi) married James Hodak and had four children with him: Joan, Diana, James (Jim) and Norma (who died as a baby). She lived in Willmar until 1954, when she moved to Litchfield, MN, and later lived in Austin, MN. She returned to Willmar to be near family and married Harold M. Johnson, with whom she had four children: Lucinda (Cindy), Jeffrey, David and Mary. She later married Leland Ekander and gave birth to Patricia (Patti) Ekander, who passed away at 36. Trudi had a long work history as a domestic worker, a florist and a line employee at Jennie-O Foods. She became a home health aide and took pride in the years she assisted families in their homes. Trudi's one focus in life was her large family. She was also a skilled gardener and loved painting and various crafts. She loved making things grow and flourish and creating beauty. Trudi is survived by her children: Joan Stillday (Len Germer) of Austin, MN, Diana Sletta of Willmar, MN, Rev. James Hodak (Paula) of St. Cloud, MN, Lucinda (Curtis) Hamre of Mayville, ND, Jeffrey C. (Lori) Johnson of Willmar, MN, David A.(Tricia) of Sartell, MN, and Mary (Mark) Nordby of Clear Lake, MN. The family she created has also grown to 29 grandchildren, 55 great grandchildren and 17 great, great grandchildren. She also leaves behind brothers Melvin (Violet) of Willmar, MN, Chester (Geri) of Pennock, MN, brother-in-law Gene (Elizabeth) Valentine of Janesville, WI, and sister Lorraine Pittman of Lyman, NE, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two daughters, her parents, five brothers and one sister.

Crawford, Lynn
February 5, 1952 – December 11, 2013
Age 61 of Richfield, MN.

Cline II, Arthur Leon "Art"
January 26, 1957 – December 11, 2013
Age 56 of Minneapolis. Art Cline died peacefully at home in Rogers, Minnesota, surrounded by his loving family after a brave battle with cancer. An inspiration to all who knew him, he is gone too soon at 56. Art was predeceased by his father, Arthur, and his mother, Bonnie. He is survived by the love of his life, wife Bev, and his children, daughter Tiffany Becker (Clint) and grandsons Logan and Caden of Johnston City, Illinois; son Christopher Cline (Andrea) of St. Louis Park, Minnesota; daughter Brandy Robinson (Adam) and grandsons Troy and Trevor of Marion, Illinois; daughter Ashley Cline of San Francisco, California; and stepdaughters Katie Nichols (Cody) and grandson Bennett of Reno; and Emily Bennett (John Helgerson) of Reno.
Art was born and raised in Marion, Illinois, graduated from Marion High School, and attended Southern Illinois University. A strong negotiator with an entrepreneurial spirit, Art enjoyed many endeavors. For over 30 years he was a top salesman and manager providing material and finance packages to owner-builders. He was especially gratified when working with young couples who could not have owned a home without his guidance. Recently he and Bev relocated to Minnesota where he worked with long-time associates at a regional remodel company. Art was a member of Washoe Lodge 35 F & AM in Reno, Daylite Lodge 44 in Las Vegas, the Scottish Rite and York Rite Bodies of Freemasonry, and the Knights of St. Andrews. In 2009 he was Potentate of Kerak Shrine Center where he was active with several clubs including the Wrecking Crew, the Rod & Gun Club, and the Pizen Switch Shrine Club. He was also a member of the Royal Order of Jesters. He was selfless and fun-loving and always ready to toast the occasion. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 on Friday, December 20, at the Kerak Shrine Center, 4935 Energy Way, Reno. In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted to the Shriner's Hospital for Children, Northern California.

Gustafson, Debra Lee (nee Sjodin)
September 23, 1953 – December 10, 2013
Age 60 of Brook Park, MN.

Ludwikowski, Scott Lewis
June 2, 1960 – December 10, 2013
Age 53 of Princeton.

Hansen, Gerald Henry
May 18, 1941 – December 9, 2013
Age 72 of St. Paul, died on December 09, 2013. Genius Technician. Survived by his loving wife,  Lucille; children, Veronica, Loretta, Edward, Judy, Irene, Rita, Matthew and Vincent; sister, Delaine.  Funeral services at Bethel Baptist Church 2100 Delaware Ave, Sunfish Lake, MN 55118, Friday, Dec. 13 at noon with a visitation at 11AM. Funeral Service Friday, December 13 at 12:00 P.M. at Bethel Baptist Church, 2100 Delaware Ave., Sunfish Lake, MN 55118 (651-450-9575).

Olson, Richard Todd
March 28, 1958 – December 9, 2013
Age 55 of Minneapolis, born in Sioux Falls, SD. He graduated from Valley High School in West Des Moines, IA in 1976 where he was involved in Plays and the Arts.  A graduate of Augsburg College, Todd worked in the Banking industry and in the last 20 years for Money Gram.  He was an avid award-winning gardener, enjoyed reading mysteries, loved his pets, nieces, and friends, and was a kind man with a tremendous wit.  Todd was loved by all and will be greatly missed.s

Hill, Richard Thomas
April 26, 1939 – December 9, 2013
Age 74 of Coon Rapids. Passed away on December 9, surrounded by family.  Preceded in death by his beloved wife, Dianna; sister, Cheryl; and brother, David.  Survived by his loving children, Teresa Wolter, Charlene Hill, Tammy (Jon) Norlin, and Tim (Carrie) Hill; 7 grandchildren; sisters, Diane Gilbert and Goldean Winkler; and many nieces, nephews, family, and friends.  Celebration of Life Friday, December 13 at 11AM at New Brighton Christian Church, 1500 – 29th Ave. NW, New Brighton 55112. Visitation 1 hr prior. Private interment.

Drexl, Shirley Ann (nee Spindler)
September 24, 1945 – December 8, 2013
Age 68 of St. Paul.

Reinhardt, Donald John
January 8, 1933 – December 7, 2013
Age 80 of Blaine. Inurnment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Korus, Hazel Melba (nee Borresen)
July 22, 1932 – December 6, 2013
Age 81 of Edina.

Eberhardt, Janice L.
March 21, 1939 – December 5, 2013
Age 74 of Minneapolis, originally of Des Moines, IA.

Hanson, Jerome Michael
July 9, 1958 – December 4, 2013
Age 55 of Linwood Township. His love is a gift to us all. Deeply loved and missed by wife, Debra Hanson; sons, Hunter, Lil Jerry; Daughter, Candice; mother, Carol Ravinski of Oregon; brothers, Mikey, Bobby; sisters, Linda, Robyn; father-in-law, Ronald Sharon Butler); mother-in-law,Judy Butler; A-1 Tattoo family and many friends. You are the wind beneath our wings, our dreams,wishes,special moments,our beliefs,our mentor..our special Angel. Memorial service Thurs., 12/12 from 4-7 PM at First Baptist Church, 499 Wacouta St., St. Paul.

Moyer, George Alvin
July 11, 1944 – December 4, 2013
Age 69 of Maplewood.

Worley, Zenda Lou
August 14, 1968 – December 3, 2013
Age 45 of Minneapolis, born in Fort Worth, Texas. She spent her childhood in Donna, Texas where she attended school. The last few years of her life she lived in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She died unexpectedly at her home on December 3, 2013. She is survived by her beloved children: 3 sons, Josiah Marr Worley (1 granddaughter, TaiCee Johns Worley) and Jeremiah Alexander Worley (both of Minnesota); Christopher Alexis Vargas and 1 daughter, Gabriele Elaine Worley (both of McAllen, TX); her mother, Bonita Patricia Worley (McAllen, TX); 6 brothers: Don Spencer (Pontiac, Illinois); David (Lora) Spencer(Shellsburg, Iowa); James (Irma) Williams (San Antonio, TX); Tony (Melissa) Worley (McAllen, TX); Richard Worley (Pharr, TX); Paul (Angela) Worley (Turnertown, TX) ; and 1 sister, Melody S. Spencer of Weslaco, TX. Cremation will take place at Crescent Tide Funeral Home in St. Paul, Minnesota with a memorial service to follow. Zenda had a huge heart and loved her family and friends deeply and well. She will be missed by all who knew her. Please feel free to leave a memory or condolence in the Guest Book.

Nicholas, Krystal Dawn
January 2, 1980 – December 3, 2013
Age 33 of Shakopee.

Williams, Ola Mae (nee Hannah)
November 16, 1932 – December 2, 2013
Age 81 of St. Paul.

John, Helen Julia (nee Anderson)
June 15, 1928 – December 2, 2013
Age 85 of St. Croix Falls, WI, died peacefully as she slept on December 2, 2013. Helen is now reunited with her loving husband of 60 years, Arden John. Helen was a much loved member of the Cerenity on Humboldt community in St. Paul. She previously resided in North Branch, MN and San Antonio, TX, but for most of her life, she lived, raised her family, and operated a ceramics shop in St. Croix Falls, WI, where she was bornn at her home on June 15, 1928 to John and Mary Anderson. Helen's kindness, fun-loving spirit, and wry sense of humor were cherished by everyone who knew her. Her family and close friends are truly thankful that we were able to share a delicious and joyous Thanksgiving dinner with her this year. Mom always relished the simple pleasures of life and in particular, this year's homemade blueberry pie. Helen was preceded in death by her parents, sister Lena, brothers Kermit & Charlie, and daughter Kathleen Rae Thorpe. She is survived by her daughters Cynthia Borgstrom (Erik) St. Paul, Roxanne John, Rosseau, MN, son Randy John (Greg), San Antonio, TX, “adopted” daughter Barbara Mohr, grandchildren David Borgstrom (Trychia), Betsy Gebel (Brian), Anna Borgstrom (Brandon), Andy Lindahl, Danielle Oakers, Kayla Oakers, Jeremiah Gordon, and 5 great grandchildren. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Cerenity Assisted Living for their kindness and care for our mother. A memorial service will be held in March, 2014. 

Wright, Orville George
May 11, 1946 – December 2, 2013
Age 67 of New Hope. He was born May 11, 1946, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Ella and late Orville Wright. On August 19, 1967, he married and is survived by JoAnn O’Neal. He grew up in southern New Jersey, graduated from Rutgers University in 1967, moved to the Minneapolis-area in 1974, and worked a combined 38 years for Micro Component Technology, Inc. and Aetrium Incorporated. He is survived by his 3 sons, Mark (Brenda) of Washington, D.C.; Brad (Hallie) of Barrington, IL; David of New Hope, MN; grandchildren, Elsie and George; sisters, Nancy Sorley, Columbus, OH and Gail Wright, Tabernacle, NJ; and brother, Bob Wright, Chattanooga, TN. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m Friday December 6, with visitation before the service beginning at 12 noon at Spirit of Hope United Methodist, 7600 Harold Avenue, Golden Valley, MN. Memorial donations may be made to SpecialOlympics.Org.

Hasty, Robert Bennett
September 17, 1942 – December 2, 2013
Age 71, of Maple Grove, MN, surrounded by love near and far, sailed into the sunset December 2, 2013. Survived by wife of 45 years, Diane and children Stephen (Amy) of Maine and Carolyn (Christopher) of Hawaii. He also leaves two grandchildren that loved their Papa like no other, Jack and Lucas of Hawaii. His beloved friends from his passions of motorcycling and sailing, as well as great friends he met along his remarkable journey are all welcome to a private celebration of his life that will be forthcoming. He requested no funeral or memorial.  

Slomski, Jerome George
May 19, 1953 – December 1, 2013
Age 60 of St. Paul, originally of Neena, WI.

Moryn, Russell Louis
December 26, 1934 – December 1, 2013
Age 78 of Oakdale.Survived by loving companion Denise; sons James (Tammy), Michael (Erin); sister Shirley; 5 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; and many other loving friends and family members. Preceded in death by daughter Gina; sisters Millie, Margie, Jerry; and brother Buddy. A military honors ceremony will be held on Dec 11, 2013 at 10:15am at Fort Snelling National Cemetery (Assembly area #4) Followed by a memorial gathering later in the day at the Vasatka-Goers VFW in Mendota. Potluck dinner 4-6pm followed by a memorial tribute.

Brethorst, Kay Ann (nee Sterzinger)
May 14, 1949 – December 1, 2013
Age 64 of Maple Lake, MN.

Jones, Andre Kevin
February 19, 1980 – November 30, 2013
Age 33 of Greensboro, NC.

Schave, Theodore Eugene "Ted"
July 30, 1941 – November 30, 2013
Age 72 of Bloomington. Preceded in death by parents, Eva and Ivan Schave; brother, John Nels. Survived by wife, Helen; sons, David (Sarah) and James (Charleen); grandchildren, Peter, Henry, Lauren, William and Elisabeth; sister, Mary Ann. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Salvation Army Harbor Lights. Visitation 10 AM Thursday, December 5, memorial service 11 AM with lunch to follow at Hope Presbyterian Church, 71st and Portland Ave S.

Adams, Ruth Ann (nee Arbuckle)
February 17, 1941 – November 29, 2013
Age 72 of Vadnais Heights.

Derks, Philip James
July 8, 1981 – November 29, 2013
Age 32 of St. Paul. Loving Dad, Beloved Son, and Big Brother Gathering to celebrate Philip's life on Saturday, December 7, from 2-6pm at the American Legion, 2678 7th Ave E, St. Paul.

Vargo, James Edward
December 28, 1952 – November 28, 2013
Age 60 of Somerset, WI, passed away in Minneapolis.

Lamar Jr., William Frank
December 9, 1971 – November 28, 2013
Age 41 of Cottage Grove. Inurnment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Crannell, Barry Allen
September 4, 1981 – November 28, 2013
Age 32 of Roseville. Barry Allen Crannell born on September 4th 1981 in Crosby, Minnesota passed away on November 28th 2013 at the age of 32. Barry, also known as Bear, Bubba and most of all Big Happy left behind so many who cared for and loved him. He is survived by his wife, Morgan of Roseville, MN, and his parents: mother, Elizabeth Iler (Ellingboe/Crannell) of Oglivie, MN; dad(s), Gregory (wife Charity) Crannell of Pine River, MN; Charles Windorski (wife LuAnn) of Deerwood, MN and LeRoy Iler Jr. of Oglivie, MN. Brothers and sisters: Greg Crannell(Hillman), Ashley Crannell (Oglivie), Leah and Tiara Crannell(Pine River), LeRoy Iler III (wife Joetta)(foley), Bobbie Iler (St Cloud), Josh Haffner(Deerwood), Elodie Waytashek (Brainerd), Tiffany Jabby (Richfield), Tessa Waytashek (St Cloud); numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins from all sides because as we all know Barry had a huge family. 
He is preceded in death and joins in Heaven, his grandparents, Elvin and Clara Ellingboe, Merton and Betty Crannell, Slippery and Ty Windorski and aunts and uncles and cousins from all sides. As we remember and rejoice in the life of Barry, may God Bless and take of those he left behind and as one quote says,”Just say His name and He will be there for all of us.”
There will be two services to celebrate Barry’s life! The first will be held on December 7th 2013 at 11am at Ideal Hall, 1494 Dale Street, St. Paul, MN. Luncheon Gathering will follow. The second will be held at the Deerwood Lutheran Church on Saturday, December 14th 2013 at 1 pm. Luncheon and gathering will follow at the Deerwood American Legion. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations that will go toward medical expenses.

Murray, Cheryl Christine (nee Merrick)
July 19, 1946 – November 26, 2013
Age 67 of Chaska.

Wheeler, John Hinton
October 4, 1952 – November 25, 2013
Age 61 of St. Paul.

Metzger, David Alan
September 8, 1963 – November 24, 2013
Age 50 of Hastings. Inurnment at Oakwood Cemetery in Hastings.

Johnson, Karen Rene
August 1, 1950 – November 24, 2013
Age 63 of Eagan, formerly of Bloomington, passed away Nov. 24th. Daughter of Marlys Lund. Celebration of her life to be held Monday, Dec. 9 at 6:00 PM at Caspers/Cherokee Sirloin Room of Eagan.

Kohman, Martha Fanny (nee Vallejos)
June 5, 1964 – November 23, 2013
Age 49 of Crystal, originally of Lima, Peru. She is survived by her loving husband, Steven; daughter, Franchesca; three stepsons, Aaron, Ben, and Matthew; and also by her family in Lima, Peru: mother, Margarita; sisters, Rosa, Lucy, Virginia, Theresa, Cesi and Rita; and her brother, Yuri. Her smile and presence will be forever missed. Memorial service will be held at Praise Christian Center, 4100 Douglas Dr., Crystal, MN on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 3 PM.

Fordyce, Judith Naydine (nee Mino)
May 8, 1942 – November 22, 2013
Age 71 of Maplewood.

Freeman, Wardell "Sonny"
October 9, 1956 – November 21, 2013
Age 57 of St. Paul. Wardell was born to the union of Dora L. Freeman and Tom McLin, who both preceeded him in death, along with one sister, Lillian Ann Freeman Jefferson. Wardell gave his life to Christ at an early age. He attended John Fisk Elementary School and then Martin Luther King, Jr. High School, both in Chicago, IL. Wardell was a very outgoing, friendly, fun-loving, outspoken jokester. To know him was to love him. If you met him once, you would have felt as if he had known you for a lifetime. Wardell leaves to cherish his loving memory son, Wardell L. Wilson of Chicago; daughter, Lynette Jefferson of St. Paul; brother, Ronnie (Arlene) Freeman; sisters, Denise Nevilles of Kankakee, IL, and Delsiaca (Steven) Hicks of Rantoul, IL; nephews, Nashawn Nevilles, Damian Freeman, Jonathan Wade, Devalon Keys, all of Kankakee, IL, and Steven Hicks of Rantoul, IL; nieces, Danielle (Day Day) Moten, Delsiaca (Mitchell) Wade-Taylor, Rikkiana Keys, all of Kankakee, IL, Denisha Davis of Danville, IL, Mavrionna Brown of Urbanna, IL, and Ania Hicks of Rantoul, IL; eight great-nieces; seven great-nephews; a host of family and friends; along with extended family from previous relationships that he loved and cherish always.

Thiele, Verlyn
July 22, 1930 – November 21, 2013
Age 83 of Inver Grove Heights. Memorial service Saturday, November 20, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at Chapel Hill Church, 4888 Pilot Knob Rd., Eagan, MN 55112. Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Donovan, Brian Greenwood
September 22, 1939 – November 20, 2013
Age 74 of Minneapolis, beloved brother of Richard Donovan, brother-in-law of Susan, and cherished friend, died November 20 from complications of a heart attack. Brian was an English professor, film aficionado, and gifted raconteur. His knowledge of movies was encyclopedic, and friends recall his hilarious, often self-deflating stories. Born in Rochester, NY, Brian attended Hamilton College; the Sorbonne; the University of California, Berkeley; and the University of Minnesota, where he earned his PhD. A remembrance for family and friends will be held at the home of Richard and Gaida Quinn in St. Paul, Sunday, Nov. 24, at noon.

Peterson, Jack H.
May 18, 1941 – November 20, 2013
Age 72 of White Bear Lake, was called home by the Lord on 11/20/13. He was an exceptional loving husband, father, and grandfather. Preceded in death by parents Jack and Delores (Toots) and sister Patsy. Survived by loving wife Janice; brothers Pat and Gerald; 7 children; 13 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Services will be held at Eagle Brook Church (WBL campus) on Tuesday November 26 at 11am with visitation at 10 am.

O'Donnell, Wendy Leigh (nee Sikorski)
November 4, 1949 – November 19, 2013
Age 64 of Maplewood, MN, passed away peacefully Nov. 19, 2013. A skilled seamstress and avid reader, Wendy also had an ear for the latest trends in music. Her greatest passion was for people, particularly her granddaughter Savannah, with whom "Grandma" enjoyed many adventures in addition to sharing her greatest measure of love, affection and daily dedication. Wendy was preceded in death by her father, James Sikorski. She is survived by her mother, Florence Sikorski; brother, Michael Sikorski (Katherine); children, Shaun, Kelly Davis (Bruce), Lindsey (Josh), Kevin (Abby) and Maggie, and grandchildren, Connor, Savannah and Brandon. Memorial service to be held 3:30-5:30 pm on Sunday, Nov. 24 at St. Odilia Church, 3495 N. Victoria St., Shoreview, MN. (www.church.stodilia.org; 651-484-6681) In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

Gardner, Uva Faye (nee Norwood)
November 17, 1925 – November 18, 2013
Age 88 of Minneapolis, passed away November 18, 2013. Uva was an artist, knitter, long time Mayflower and Southside Singers Choir Member, traveler, and loving mother. Preceded in death by son, John; granddaughter, Heather; and great granddaughter, Sarah. Survived by children: Kathleen (Tim), Roger, Amy (Marc) and daughter-in-law, Penny; grandchildren: Brooke and Oliver; great grandchildren: Jessica, Eric and Kristen; siblings: Harold, Lois, Patty, and Mike. Memorial Service Saturday, December 7, 10 a.m. at Mayflower Congregational Church, 106 E. Diamond Lake Rd, Minneapolis.

Dyslin, Wilbur
July 10, 1928 – November 16, 2013
Age 85 of Andover, MN. Passed away peacefully at home on November 16 surrounded by family. Served in the Marines during WWII and later promoted to Sargent. Preceded in death by wife, Joyce. Survived by daughter Joan and son Paul (Donna); 4 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren; and other family and friends. Graveside service at Fort Snelling on Friday, December 6th at 12:45pm with a gathering at Paul and Donna's following. 

Kadlec, Garie Timothy
July 7, 1943 – November 16, 2013
Age 70 of Hastings, MN. Memorial services to be held at Calvary Lutheran Church, 112 S Park Ave., Park Rapids, MN at 2:00pm on Friday, November 22, 2013. Interment sevices at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, date to be determined.

Hoening, Thomas Burdett
September 4, 1938 – November 16, 2013
Age 75 of Milaca, MN.

Johnson, Sharon K.
June 2, 1951 – November 15, 2013
Age 62 of St. Paul.

Ciriacy, Adele Wallis
August 21, 1920 – November 15, 2013
Age 93 of Woodbury, MN.

Sullivan, Roberta Frances (nee Reising)
August 19, 1940 – November 14, 2013
Age 73 of Circle Pines, MN.

Jipson, Sherry Kay (nee Ford)
March 2, 1941 – November 14, 2013
Age 72 of Minneapolis.

Fritz, Lester Richard
June 7, 1922 – November 14, 2013
Age 91 of Baxter, MN.

Heruth-Undersander, Jenna Renee
November 30, 1972 – November 13, 2013
Age 40 of Lino Lakes, MN.

Bell, Tiesha Lavette
February 4, 1982 – November 12, 2013
Age 31 of St. Paul. Funeral service TBD.

Tracy, David Arthur
December 1, 1951 – November 12, 2013
Age 61 of Fridley, MN passed away on 11/12/13. Born in Springfield, MA. David grew up in Enfield, Connecticut. He was always known as a hardworking man. He was a Boston RedSox and New England Patriots fan. He enjoyed fishing, golfing and music. David is much loved and will forever be missed but never be forgotten. Preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Bernice Tracy; and brother, Douglas Tracy. Survived by his son, David Tracy Jr (DJ) and daughter Laura Fourniea , son-in-law, Jeff Fourniea and 2 grand-daughters, Stephanie and Katelyn. Also survived by brothers, Gene Tracy (wife Carla), Glenn Tracy, and Darryl Tracy (wife Lori); and sisters, Ethalyn Daunis (husband, Douglas) and Corinne Tracy, and many aunts, uncles and cousins. The family wishes to express their profound thanks to the medical staff at Mercy Hospital for their care and support during David’s final days.  

Brelje, Donald Matthew "Dino"
August 28, 1954 – November 11, 2013
Age 59 of St. Paul. "Our Gentle Giant" Passed away peacefully November 11th, 2013 at home surrounded by his loving family and friends. Preceded in death by a faithful and loving mother, Bernette; and his father, Earl; and brothers, Earl "Tom" and David. Survived by the love of his life and long time companion Maureen; sons, Donald Jr. and Brandon Vossberg; granddaughters, Angel and Amber; siblings, Robert (Joyce), Rose, Gerald (Joanne), George (Kathryn), Charles, Gordon (Patty) and Richard. Don will be missed by many of his caring and devoted family members and friends. Don was proud that he grew up in So. St. Paul and spent most of his life in St. Paul. He was dignified in his many occupations, youth coordinator; "Fresh French Fries" number one potato hauler, best darn Pioneer Press delivery man, coach, and devoted senior member of Monarch Bus Company. Long time resident of Highland Park and of Lumen Christi Catholic Community. Don could light up a room with his smile and presence. He had a heart of gold and was always willing to give the shirt off his back and open his home to many. He is known for his "fuchsia" Harley-Davidson motorcycle. He loved hockey and was proud of his son's accomplishments at CDH and beyond. He was a proud papa. Don's life will be celebrated with an open house at Tinucci's Restrauant in Newport, MN on Sunday, December 1st, 2013 from 4 – 7pm with dinner served and memories shared. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place the first weekend in January, 2014 at Lumen Christi Catholic Church, 2055 Bohland Ave, St. Paul with hour visitation prior and interment following at Resurrection Cemetery. A special thanks to Monarch Bus Company and the enormous outpouring of everyone who has supported us through out our great loss. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred.

Shafer, Delores Anne (nee Labey)
February 23, 1932 – November 10, 2013
Age 81 of Lakeville, MN. Beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother, at age 81 Died peacefully with children surrounding her on November 10th, 2013. Preceded in death by husband Robert L Shafer. Survived by children Catherine Behrendt, Robyn (Jeff) Monroe, Jay, Julie Mosca, Robert (Jane), Tim (Cheryl), Kristine (Paul) Yager. Also so dear to her heart, her 18 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial 12:30 Saturday at the church of St. Patrick, 3535 72nd street IGH. Visitation at 11:30am prior to Mass at church. Burial Monday 10 am at St. Peter's Church cemetery in Mendota Heights.

Rice, Terry Allen
May 26, 1958 – November 9, 2013
Age 55 of Minneapolis, originally of Carroll, IA.

Krause, Terrance Beverly "Terry" (formerly Gruver)
May 15, 1933 – November 9, 2013
Age 80 of Cold Spring, MN, loving wife of Wayne Backman of Cold Spring, MN, died on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at Saint Cloud, Hospital. Terry was born on May 15, 1933 in a log cabin at Molly Lake near Burtrum, MN, where her parents owned and operated Krause's Berry Farm and Maple Syrup. It was there that she met her neighbor, lifelong best friend Beverly Seabloom (Norris). She completed high school in Grey Eagle, College at St. Cloud Teacher's College and taught elementary and pre-school for many years especially at St. Cloud University Campus Lab School. Earlier, in the 1960s she was the first director of the Head Start program in Jonesboro, Arkansas. She was always a strong advocate for civil rights. She later studied for her post graduate education at the College of St. Benedict and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She served as principal of a school in the Wisconsin Dells. In her recent years, she retired, lived in Sauk Center and Cold Spring. She was an active member of the community and volunteered with the Democratic Party and the Stearns County Historical Society. She served as president and was an active member of the St. Cloud Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and was an avid member of Master Gardeners. She was proceeded in death by her parents Beulah (Fearing) and Clifford Krause. She is survived by her husband, Wayne Backman, brother Charles D. Krause (Phyllis), son Cyle D. Gruver (Jan M. Waller), daughter Mary L Gruver-Volpe (Eugene A. Volpe), niece Debbie Krause, nephew David Krause and many other family members and dear friends. Celebration of life Friday, Nov. 15, 10:00 am at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 3226 Maine Prairie Rd, St. Cloud, MN. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Saint Cloud or the Stearns County Historical Society are preferred.

Blackledge, Michael John
November 10, 1969 – November 8, 2013
Age 43 of Princeton, MN.

Estes, Mary June (nee Lothberg)
June 29, 1923 – November 7, 2013
Age 90 of Minneapolis, passed away peacefully with her daughter at her side November 7, 2013 at Our Lady of Peace Hospice in St. Paul. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 13th at 11am at St. John ’s Lutheran Church. Visitation prior to the funeral at 9am. Mary June was born June 29, 1923 in Red Wing, MN. She loved the pastures and rolling hills of Welch and always considered it the home of her heart. She graduated from Washburn High School in Mpls. and held a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and a Master’s in Special Education, both at the University of Minnesota. She was a devoted teacher for many years and passionate about the value of reading. She stayed in touch with students and spoke fondly of her classroom years. She was a long time member of St. John’s Lutheran Church where over the years she taught Sunday school, sang in the choir, and remained active in the Missionary Circle. She held her faith and her friends close to her heart and was always grateful for all the people and blessings in her life. Mary June loved animals. She supported Doris Day Animal League, Farm Sanctuary, PETA and many organizations that rescue and help animals. She fervently wanted people to learn about horse neglect, abuse and abandonment: “If people knew how bad it is, I know they would help” she often said. After a recent hospital visit she smiled and said, “I’ve lived a charmed life”. As she lived, she passed with grace and peace. Preceded in death by her parents Naomi and Knute Lothberg, Mary June is survived by her daughter Naomi Estes-Tullo. son-in-law Pat Tullo, grandson Patrick Tullo Jr., and her beloved cat, Dickens. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society of the United States.

Kelly, Debbera Ann (nee Jenson)
September 1, 1953 – November 5, 2013
Age 60 of Minneapolis.

Shappell Sr., Gary Lee
June 3, 1951– November 5, 2013
Age 62 of St. Paul.

Wiechmann, David Elmer
December 11, 1941 – November 5, 2013
Age 71 of Hastings. Graveside service at Fort Snelling National Cemetery on Wednesday, November 13 at 10:30 A.M.

Barchenger, Denise Leann
May 15, 1970 – November 4, 2013
Age 43 of White Bear Lake. Passed away peacefully on November 4 after a 13 year battle with cancer. Preceded in death by father, Arvin. Survived by son Derrick Wallerstedt; mother, Zellah; sister, Rene; and many other relatives and friends. Celebration of her life at a later date. 

Quick, Dale Elbert
February 7, 19471– November 3, 2013
Age 72 of St. Paul, He was born to the late Frank Glen and Ella Maude Quick, February, 7, 1941, in Redding, Iowa. Dale graduated from Mount Ayr High School in 1959. He enlisted with the United States Army and spent much of the time in Germany. After being honorably discharged from the army, he worked at various jobs around Des Moines. He worked for the Bulk Mail Center from where he retired. Dale was a quiet, hardworking person who was very proud of his children and their accomplishments. He enjoyed his extended family of nieces and nephews and was an ardent fan of the Iowa State Cyclones. Dale is survived by children: JoAnn Quick and David Quick, of Woodbury, MN, sisters Mary (John) Overholtzer of Tingley; Jean (Ron) Tull of Creston and sister-in-law Jeannette Quick of Creston. He is preceded in death by his parents Glen and Maude Quick and brothers, Howard and Lyle; and a niece Patricia Quick.
He is preceded in death by his parents Glen and Maude Quick and brothers, Howard and Lyle.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to Our Lady of Peace, 2076 St. Anthony Ave, St. Paul, MN 55104 Funeral services to be held in Iowa and are being handled by Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home (641-464-3413). Interment at Redding Cemetery in Redding, IA.

Chau, Le Qyuc
October 20, 1938 – November 3, 2013
Age 45 of Richfield, originally of Da Nang, Vietnam.

Stevens Jr., Michael Lewis
July 17, 1986– November 3, 2013
Age 27 of Minneapolis. Funeral service at Indian Ministries Center, 3045 Park Ave. S, Minneapolis. Dates and times TBD.

Steppe, Bryan William
November 23, 1947 – November 3, 2013
Age 65 of Fridley. Preceded in death by parents, William and Helen. Survived by wife, Janet; daughter, Jenna; son, Travis; sister Michelle (Les) Westerberg; brothers, DeWayne (Bette) and Bruce (Kim); also by twin daughters he thought of often; and many other relatives and friends. Byran's wishes were to have family and friends gather at his home in Fridley to celebrate his life. Please join us on Saturday, November 9, from 2-5pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial preferred.

Philipczyk, Dolores (nee Haynes)
July 20, 1931 – November 2, 2013
Age 82 of Maplewood, originally of Chicago, IL.

Tittle, Damian Alexander
July 1, 1971 – November 2, 2013
Age 42 of St. Paul. This loved chef and waiter's long, shortened, exhilarating, torturous, roller-coaster ride of life has ended. In his note, his last written word was... Peace. Damian is survived by family members Mike, Roxane, Kellan, Jade, and Maggie, David and JD; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and acquaintances; and his special, loving, never wavering, life long, best friend, Bob Bray. Observance, Sunday November 17 from 11 am - 4 pm at University Club 420 Summit Ave., Saint Paul, MN 55102.

LaBuda, Alice Lorraine (nee Rieke)
March 20, 1919 – November 2, 2013
Age 94, longtime resident of of North St. Paul. Preceded in death by husband, Walter; son, James Proulx; and Baby LaBuda. Survived by daughter, Carol; and son, Jesse. Special thanks to the doctors and nurses of St. John's Hospital. No services.

Johnson, Roger Louis
December 2, 1943 – October 30, 2013
Age 69 of Maple Grove, passed away peacefully on Oct. 30, 2013 after a gallant battle with cancer. He will be doing his dancing in Heaven from now on. He will be dearly missed by his loving wife of 28 years, L-J Johnson; beloved children, Victoria, Elizabeth, and Paul Johnson; sister, Dixie Aliamus; mother-in-law, Betty King, and many friends and kin. Memorials preferred to the family. Memorial Celebration will be held on Sunday, Nov. 10, 3 pm at Advent Lutheran Church, 9475 Jefferson Hwy, Maple Grove, with a gathering one hour prior and dinner following.

Rodriquez, Macadio Bevion
February 17, 1965 – October 30, 2013
Age 48 of St. Paul, originally of Fort Collins, CO.

Sorenson, Kenneth
September 24, 1948 – October 30, 2013
Age 65 of Minneapolis, originally of Rapid City, SD.

Ries, Florence Helen (nee Keller)
August 2, 1913 – October 30, 2013
Age 100 of Brooklyn Park, MN, originally of Sheffield, IL.

Swarts, Kimon Miles
May 14, 1949 – October 30, 2013
Age 64 of Golden Valley, MN, passed away from cancer on October, 30 2013. Survived by his wife of 31 years, Gayle (Hansen); children, Jared (Savanna) and Rachel; siblings, Gregory (Connie), Susan Roudebush, and Sara (Carl) Freytag. Kimon was a member of the Air Force NORAD band from 1971-74 and later graduated from Indiana University School of Music. He worked in telecommunications including AT&T for 15 years. Besides his family, Kimon's true love was music. He started playing trombone when he was 10 years old and most recently with the UU Jazz Band, the Maple Grove Jazz Band and the Stan Bann Big Band. Memorials preferred to the UU Jazz Band or the American Cancer Society . Memorial Celebration will be held on Friday, Nov. 8 at 2 PM with a gathering one hour prior at the First Universalist Church, 3400 Dupont Ave S., Minneapolis.

Delugach, Frances (nee Johnson)
October 8, 1947 – October 29, 2013
Age 66 of Savage, MN, originally of Oklahoma City, OK.

Cavanaugh, Dennis Daniel
January 24, 1948 – October 27, 2013
Age 65 of Oak Park Heights, originally of Clearwater, MN.

Skoglund, Lanny Allen
July 22, 1948 – October 26, 2013
Age 65 of International Falls, MN.

Hartfiel, Charles John "Chuck"
May 5, 1929 – October 25, 2013
Age 84 of Garrison, MN. Chuck was born May 5, 1929, to Albert and Linnie Hartfiel. He was a home builder in the Anoka area for many years. Survived by children, Gay, Jon and Ben; grandchildren, Jonathon, Jarvis and Jilian; and brother, Walt. Preceded in death by wife, Marvelle; and sons, Van and Pat. Chuck’s wife, Marvelle, always said, “It takes an easy going Swede to put up with an ornery Kraut.” But her last words were: “Chuck takes good care of me.” Goin’ away party, Saturday, Dec. 14, 1-4 p.m. at the Garrison VFW.

Foley, Alice Vivian (nee Harvieux)
April 14, 1923 – October 25, 2013
Age 90 of St. Paul, MN, passed away peacefully on 10/25/13. She will be dearly missed by her children, Tom, Mary (Denny) Thalhuber, Sue Anderson, Bob (Sue), Tim (Cyndy), Tes (Ricky), Maggie (Steve) Pederson, and Mark; grandchildren, Dan, Nick (Jessamy), Jon (Laura), Chris, Jackie, Andy (Meghan), Melissa (Robby), Sam (Caroline), and Bobby; great- grandchildren, Blaine and Olive Alice; In-laws, Jane Koenen, Beverly Foley, Don and Bernie Foley and Harold Day; special family friend Hector; other loving family and friends. Preceded by her husband, Bob and her siblings, Willis, Mabel, Esther, Corky, Kenny, and June. Memorials preferred to Catholic Charities. Memorial Mass will be held at 10 AM, 10/31/13 at Church of the Assumption, 51 W. 7th St., St Paul with a gathering at 8:30 AM prior to mass.

Trusty, Norine Margaret (nee Grant)
February 21, 1933 – October 25, 2013
Age 80 of New Brighton, passed away peacfully on Oct. 25, 2013. She will be missed by her sons, Jim Wolters, John Wolters and Joe Wolters; grandchildren, Jim, Jennie, Jody, Jack, Grant, and John; 5 great-grandchildren; nephew, Mike Ryktyo; and sister-in-law, Rosemary West and other loving family and friends. Preceded in death by her husbands, Jim Wolters and Harold Trusty. Graveside service on November 5th, 10AM at Calvary Cemtery, 753 Front Ave., St. Paul, MN.

Cisneros, John David
May 14, 1954 – October 21, 2013
Age 59 of Shoreview. Survived by son Nicholas, sisters Christine & Julia. Special thanks to John's significant other, Roxann of twelve years, for understanding and support; also to all our cousins. Memorial to be held Sunday, Oct. 27 at Bradley House community room 200 from 11AM to 3PM at 2150 Wilson Av. E., St.Paul (94E exit Ruth Av. take left on Ruth, then right on Wilson).

Patterson, Phillip Eugene
October 15, 1945 – October 21, 2013
Age 68 of Faribault.

Edwards, Ellen Marie (nee Harris)
December 13, 1942 – October 20, 2013
Age 70 of Minneapolis.

Swenson, Andrea Joy (nee Richardson)
October 20, 1960 – October 20, 2013
Age 53 of Bloomington. Survived by husband, Mark; children, Mitchell, Tracy, and Amanda; many other family and friends. Funeral service on Wednesday, 10/23 at 12noon at Evergreen Church, 2300 E 88th St., Bloomington. Visitation one hour prior to service. Luncheon following the service.

Metzdorf, Gregory Arthur
September 19, 1956 – October 19, 2013
Age 57 of St. Paul.Survived by husband Mark; children, Mitchell, Tracy, and Amanda; many other family and friends. Funeral service on Wednesday, 10/23 at 12noon at Evergreen Church, 2300 E 88th St., Bloomington. Visitation one hour prior to service. Luncheon following the service.

Hartse, Dale Allen
June 26, 1959 – October 19, 2013
Age 54 of Minneapolis.

Elkins, Steven Benjamin
May 25, 1948 – October 19, 2013
Age 65 of St. Anthony, originally of Amery, WI.

Siegrist, Donald Dean
May 17, 1936 – October 18, 2013
Age 77 of Bloomington. Survived by Brothers, Dale, Gary, and Wayne; Sisters, Holly and Sandy; friend, Corrine; and many family and friends. Preceded in death by daughter, Cindy.  Celebration of Life on Saturday, October 26, at 10AM at the American Legion, #10 12th Ave. S, Hopkins. Refreshments served. Private Interment at Fort Snelling. Memorials preferred to Dale Siegrist.

Chandler Jr., Charlie M.
November 23, 1938 – October 18, 2013
Age 74 of Bloomington.

Oman, Patricia Jean
December 30, 1939– October 18, 2013
Age 73 of Minneapolis. Passed away on October 18, 2013 quietly in her sleep in her Coon Rapids, Minnesota home. Preceded in death by her parents, William and Mary Lois Russell, and her beloved dog companion, Tootsie. Survived by her sons, Mike (Kathi) and Steve (Roni), her sister, Judy (Ted) Nelson, as well as her many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at Michael Servetus Unitarian Society in Fridley, MN on November 2, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Pat's memory to the Anoka County Brotherhood Council - ACBC Food Shelf (acbcfoodshelf.org). A collection bin for food donations will also be available prior to the service.

Holtslander, Marvin Joseph
April 8, 1928 – October 18, 2013
Age 85, of St. Paul and Webster, WI. Served proudly in the United States Army from 1945-1948 and 1952-1954.  Survived by sons Joe and Rich; step-sons, Mike, Greg, and Bob Roth; and mother of all five sons, Irene.  Graveside Service at Fort Snelling on Tuesday, October 29 at 10:30am.

Southall, David
May 20, 1950– October 17, 2013
Age 63 of Minneapolis.

Ellersich, Joyce Marie
September 5, 1928 – October 15, 2013
Age 85, of Minneapolis, originally of Eveleth, MN.

Corr, Dorothy Margueritte (nee Date)
June 23, 1947 – October 15, 2013
Age 66, of Mounds View. Passed away October 15, 2013. Services to be held October 26. at Our Saviors Lutheran Church, Circle Pines.

Starkloff, Lyle Kevin
November 15, 1954 – October 14, 2013
Age 58 of Minneapolis, originally of Columbus, OH.

Haynes Sr., Reginald Antwine
September 5, 1982 – October 13, 2013
Age 31 of Minneapolis. Funeral service Saturday, October 26th at 12:00 P.M., with visitation 2 hours prior, at Shiloh Temple, 1201 West Broadway Ave., Minneapolis, MN. Private interment.

Horsch, Mary Ann (nee Kleinhans)
December 29, 1946 – October 13, 2013
Age 66 of St. Paul. She will be dearly missed by her loving nieces, nephews, step-children and other loving family and friends.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Mike; brothers & sister.  She joyfully drove cab for City Wide Cab for 20+ years.  No services will be held per MaryAnn's wishes.  Private Interment in Aitkin, MN.

Forsythe, Michael Thomas
June 1, 1946 – October 11, 2013
Age 67 of New Brighton. He is survived by brother, Jim Forsythe; sister, Sue Spielmann; sister-in-law, Ruth Forsythe; nieces and nephews, Beth Forsythe, Mike Forsythe, Dan Spielmann. Jack Spielmann and Kate Spielmann and by grandnephew, Max Mohning. He was preceded in death by his folks, Bob and Ag Forsythe and his brother-in-law, Rick Spielmann. Memorial gathering at St. Charles SCHOOL, 2727 Stinson Blvd, Mpls from 5-7:30 PM on Thursday, Oct 17.

Anderson, David Todd
August 9, 1965 – October 10, 2013
Age 48 of Fridley, originally of Stuttgart, Germany.

Cooke III, John D.
January 29, 1966 – October 10, 2013
Age 47 of Brooklyn Park, originally of Chattanooga, TN. Inurnment at Forest Hill Cemetery in Chattanooga, TN.

Jerde, Esther June (nee Bunsness)
June 30, 1925 – October 10, 2013
Age 88 of White Bear Lake. Passed away peacefully surrounded by family on October 10, 2013 Preceded in death by husband, Elmo, parents Hans & Gemanda Bunsness, brothers, Edward & Hilmer, sisters, Helen & Alice. Survived by children, Jef (Erica), Annette (Steve), Scott, Lisa (Michael); grandchildren, Jori (Steve), Tegan, Rob, Jamey, Dominic; great grandchildren, Mikayla & Collin; siblings Vernon (Marcella) & Margareth, many family & friends. Celebration of Life to be held Sunday, October 27th, 2:00-6:00PM - Gulden's Restaurant, 2999 Maplewood Drive, Maplewood, MN. Special thanks to the caring staff at Greeley Golden Living Nursing Home and the AseraCare Hospice staff. Memorials preferred to charity of choice. Inurnment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Spring 2014.

Mayer, Marjorie May (nee Voas)
May 4, 1911 – October 9, 2013
Age 102 of St. Paul, Beloved Mother, Grandma, Great-Grandma & Sister Went to heaven on Oct. 9, 2013. Substitute teacher for St. Paul Public Schools from 1962-1982. Longtime active member of Mounds Park United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Emil H. Mayer; sisters, Lois (Sturton) Davis, Ruth Voas, Mary (Paul) Olinger; brothers, Keith Voas, Duane (Freda) Voas, Kenneth Voas; and niece, Sheryl Voas. Survived by son, Jon (Jenny) Mayer; daughter, Suzanne (Bob) Lucas; grandchildren, Aimee (Mark) Johnson, Sarah (Dan) Murtha, Krista Lucas; great-grandchildren, Carter, Wyatt, Oscar, Max, Hazel; sister, Jean (Dick) Myers; sister-in-law Barbara Voas; former daughter-in-law, Betty Mayer; many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, and grand-nephews. Memorial Service, Oct. 18, 11AM at Mounds Park United Methodist Church, 1049 Euclid St., St. Paul with visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment Oakland Cemetery, St. Paul. Memorials preferred to MPUMC Friendship Club. Many thanks to the loving care provided by White Pine Senior Living and St. Croix Hospice.

Glinnon, Florence Evelyn (nee Lentz)
November 16, 1913 – October 7, 2013
Age 99, of White Bear Lake. Inurnment at Evergreen Cemetery in Mahtomedi, MN.

Olson, Dwight Carroll
August 10, 1949 – October 6, 2013
Age 64, of Stillwater.

Kohn, Mitchell Jay
July 27, 1956 – October 5, 2013
Age 57, of Zimmerman, MN, originally of Cook, MN.

Hendrickson, Charles Marvin
October 27, 1937 – October 4, 2013
"Chuck" Age 76, of St. Paul Passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on October 4, 2013. Preceded in death by children, Kimmie and Troy. Survived by loving wife of 55 years, Dorene "Dee"; children Lorie Lutz, Stacie (Roger) Schubring, Cory (Anne), Matt (Lori) and Dana; 20 grandchildren and 6 ½ great grandchildren. Papa was loved by all and, as they were the love of his life. He loved to coach and be a fan of the East Side community. We would like to thank all the boys, girls and their parents that have touched his life, especially those from the Phalen Youth Club; from back in the day, you know who you are. He loved to watch you all grow! The Eastside has lost a devoted fan as well as a great friend. Private services for immediate family will celebrate Chuck's life.

Akpan, Augustine Kokoete
August 14, 1951 – October 4, 2013
Age 62, of Eagan, originally of Legos, Nigeria.

Inboden Sr., William Leon "Bill"
November 21, 1932 – October 4, 2013
age 81, passed away peacefully at home in Maplewood, MN on October 4, 2013. He was born November 21, 1932 in Oblong, IL. William proudly served his country during the Korean War. Preceded in death by his parents, sisters and brothers. Survived by wife, Beth Ann (Cournoyer); sons, William Jr. (Patti) and Rick (Gemm); sister-in-law, Nancy Cournoyer; and many nieces and nephews, friends and faithful companion ZuZu. A private service and interment will be held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Ragland, Alyce Marie
January 19, 1932 – October 4, 2013
Age 81, of St Paul, originally of Jefferson City, MO.

Stanfield, David Roger
July 25, 1972 – October 3, 2013
Age 41, of Cottage Grove, MN.

Rudolph, Paul Jerome
May 3, 1965 – October 3, 2013
Age 48, of St Paul, MN. A great dad, loving son and a very cool bro. Born May 3, 1965 in Albert Lea, MN. Left this mortal plane October 3, 2013 dying peacefully at home in his living room chair with family present. His work here is done and the pain is over. Diagnosed in June with Stage-4 Signet Ring Adenocarcinoma. Paul's last months were lived in a strong and calm way as he battled his cancer, treating others in a courteous and civil manner until the very end, concerned more about how they were doing than how he was feeling. Paul was a man of integrity. He spent his adult life running printing presses at various Twin City locations. Handy with tools he built a rideable Kawasaki 900 Z1 motorcycle from the ground up, worked on and repaired his own vehicles, if something needed fixing Paul knew how to get it done. A backyard gardener he always shared his bounty, cherry tomatoes by the 100s being his favorite. He enjoyed most of all being a dad, riding his bicycle, fishing, canoeing, and camping. Paul is survived by his son, Aaron, the best thing that ever happened in his life. Also by his parents, Allen & Virginia of Sun City, AZ. Survived by sister, Lynn Janzen of Rochester who was Paul's biggest advocate during the time he spent in hospitals this summer and who was by his side 24/7 providing care and comfort until the very end; also by brothers, Mark of Minneapolis, Gary of Sun City, AZ and Kurt of Cody, WY; brother-in-law, Bud Janzen of Rochester who Paul called his big brother because of their similar interests; niece, Laura (Dr. Reid) Johnson of Minneapolis; nephews, Cody, Jeremiah and Tyler; stepchildren, Amber and Allen, who he took into his heart and loved as his own; step grandson, Landen; ex wife, Dawn; other friends and relatives. Preceded in death by his grandparents. We would like to thank all those who provided Paul with care and comfort and treated him with respect during this time; St Johns and the U of M Fairview hospitals and their medical staffs and especially their wonderful nursing staffs who are the backbones of these institutions; the home care provided by nurse Patty Johnson and the home hospice team and nurse Rick Mickelson who all made Paul's onward journey easier. Memorial service Monday, October 7, at 12 noon with visitation at 11 AM at Bradshaw Funeral Home, 1078 Rice St N, St Paul. Memorials directed to Aaron, Paul's son.

Gammelgaard, Erling Jensen
August 13, 1939 – October 2, 2013
Age 74 of Andover, MN.

Nassif, William Eugene
April 2, 1922 – October 1, 2013
Age 91 of Mound, MN. Inurnment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery at a later date.

Dao, Ngoc Luong
October 16, 1927 – October 1, 2013
Age 85, of St. Paul, originally of Thanh Hoa, Vietnam. Funeral service Monday, October 7 at 10:30 A.M., at Vietnamese Alliance Church, 3100 Grand Ave. S, Minneapolis. Visitation Sunday, October 6, from 5-7 P.M., at Calvary Church, 2120 Lexington Ave. N, Roseville, MN. Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Maplewood.

Fehringer, Timothy Jacob
January 27, 1993 – September 30, 2013
Age 20 of Mounds View, passed unexpectedly on Sept. 30, 2013. Will be dearly missed by his loving family: father, Justin; mother, Shelly (Rob) Poole; grandparents, Denny & Marlene Lutz, Joe Fehringer, and Mary Werner; brother, Tyler and sister, Jessica; other loving family and friends. Funeral service will be held on Wed., Oct. 9, 1PM at The Recovery Church, 253 State St., St. Paul, MN with a visitation one hour prior.

Alden, Rees Donald
March 3, 1964 – September 30, 2013
Age 49, of Annandale, MN.

Knorr, Arlene Jeanette (nee Westby)
December 9, 1926 – September 30, 2013
Age 86, of White Bear Township. Survived by sons, Bob (Susan) and Mark, (Tammi); daughters, Kelly (Mike) and Laurie (Kenny); grandkids and great grandkids and many friends. A celebration of life will be held at the American Legion Hall at 1129 Arcade St. St. Paul (651-771-8778) on Friday Oct. 4 from 1 to 4pm.

Brush, Eric Sutherland
February 5, 1979 – September 29, 2013
Age 34 of Portland, OR (formerly Alexandria, MN) died on 9/29/13. Preceded in death by grandparents, Jack "Papa" Becht, John & Delores Sutherland; sister, Magdalen Sutherland; and uncle, Steven Sutherland. Eric was a kind, caring and gentle soul who was loved by so many. He was an accomplished artist who especially loved all things family, friends, music and nature. He will be deeply missed by his loving partner, Dee Benson; parents, Karen Becht, Jon (Margaret) Sutherland and Lon Brush; grandmother, Kathy "Grams" Becht; siblings, Brianna, Blake, Keely and Keri Brush and Cameron, Amelia and Keenan Sutherland; as well as countless aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, Oct. 4th at 11:30 a.m. at the Church of St. Peter in Delano, MN.

Forslund, Jon Jay
October 20, 1955 – September 28, 2013
Age 57, of Andover.

Coners, Dawn Marie (nee Howard)
April 9, 1957 – September 27, 2013
Age 56, of Brooklyn Park, passed away peacefully on Sept. 27, 2013. She will be missed by her husband, James; sons, Adam (Lana) Young & Avery Young; brother, Craig Howard; aunts, Betty Johnson & Shirley Sampson; two beloved friends, Dorrie and Roann; and her three dearly loved cats; and other loving family and friends. Memorials preferred to the family. Memorial service to be held at a later time.

Payne, Carzell
August 15, 1945 – September 27, 2013
Age 68 of Minneapolis, originally of St. Louis, MO.

Idleburg, Dorothy Ruth (nee Evans)
August 1, 1949 – September 24, 2013
Age 64 of St. Paul, originally of Albemarle, AR.

Stidham, Darla Jean (nee Klavon)
July 1, 1952 – September 24, 2013
Age 61 of West St. Paul, originally of Geneseo, IL.

Vogel, Robert
September 23, 1927 – September 24, 2013
Age 86 of Oakdale. With the glimmer of moonlight on calm waters, in the warm glow that greets the rise of each morning sun, we will forever hold you close in our hearts. A Great Man, Brother, Father, Grandpa, Great Grandpa, and very dear Friend to us all. Husband (1947-1967) ~ then forever friend to Eunice Hinkley, "Bob" was survived by brother George and Velta; sister Mary; son Robert and Fay, son Michael, son John and Connie; daughter Virginia; nine grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. Final arrangements pending. Please consider a donation to Our Lady of Peace Home (2076 St. Anthony Ave St. Paul, MN 55104) whose compassionate staff helped Bob find comfort and peace on his final journey home.

Branville, Virginia Ann (nee Werb)
December 27, 1940 – September 24, 2013
Age 72 of Shoreview, passed away peacefully on Sept. 24, 2013. She will be dearly missed by her loving husband of 54 years, Leonard; children, Karen (Mark) Strohmayer, Leonard (Roberta), and Cheryl (Tom) Fjetland; 4 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren; sister, Mary Allison; and many other loving family and friends. Memorials preferred to the family.  Memorial Serivce will be held on Tuesday, October 1st, 2:00 P.M., at Eagle Brook Church (Spring Lake Park Campus), 8498 Sunset Rd NE.

Bergman, Vincent Bjorn
October 7, 1942– September 24, 2013
Age 70 of Minneapolis.  Passed away peacefully, with his wife and daughter at his side, on Sept. 24, 2013.  He will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 14 years, Susan; beloved daughter, Carol Cloud and Carol's siblings, Mavis, Casey, Brenda, Ann, and Terry; sister, Sandra (Bob) Creager; nieces & nephews, Bob, Kimberly, David, and Amy; his pets and other loving family and friends. Preceded by his mother, Lenore Dixon. Per Vincent's request for simplicity no services will be held. 

Carlson, Lucille Mildred (nee Slocum)
September 9, 1919 – September 23, 2013
Age 94 of Elk River, MN. Inurnment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Deuermeyer, Dawson Wayne
June 20, 1954 – September 23, 2013
Age 59 of Rosemount, MN, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, September 23rd after a battle with cancer. Preceded in death by daughter, Kristine and father-in-law, Teunis. Survived by wife, Hendrina; children, Britany (Ted), Aaron (Michelle), and Andrea (Dean); parents, Darwin and Arlene; sisters, Donette, Deanne, and Denise (Doug); grandchildren, Emelia and Lauren; mother-in-law, Tine; and many other relatives and friends. Dawson was a long-term employee of Cray Research/Silicon Graphics and volunteer in the Rosemount hockey programs; his love of family, books, and coffee was unmatched. You could often find him in a library or coffee shop around town and he was always willing to share his goofy sense of humor and infectious smile. He also had an uncanny ability to find quarters behind your ear. Celebration of life will be held Saturday, Oct 12th from 12-4 PM at Oak Terrace West Park, 12801 County Road 11, Burnsville. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family preferred.

Teske, Lee Alan
February 14, 1957 – September 22, 2013
Age 56, of Mound, MN, died of a tragic accident at work on Sept. 22, 2013. Preceded in death by his parents Martin and Loreen Teske. Survived by his wife Faye of 33 years, and children Nathan, Trevor (Shannon), Brittany (Isaac), Heidi (Ryan); granddaughters Samantha and Jennifer; sister Dawn and brothers David, Larry, and Jamie. Dearly loved by many friends and family. He was a faithful, dedicated servant of Jehovah God. He was known for his humor, love of the Bible, appreciation of art and history, and for his impeccable style and love for the outdoors. Memorial Sunday, Sept. 29th at 2:00 P.M., Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 13001 Lake Street Ext., Minnetonka, MN 55305.

Tomsyck, John Peter
March 28, 1922 – September 22, 2013
Age 91 of Roseville, originally of Wisconsin Rapids, WI.

Burks Sr., Aaron Darnell
September 10, 1967 – September 21, 2013
Age 46 of Jackson Heights, NY, originally of St. Paul, MN. Passed away September 21, 2013, unexpectedly in New York City. Aaron is sadly missed by his partner, Michael Byard, New York City; children, Tamieka Roberson, Minneapolis, Aaron Burks, Jr., grandchildren Aaron III and Noraa, Atlanta, Georgia; brothers, Anthony, St. Paul, Andre, Minneapolis; sisters, Tammy, Miami, Terry, St. Paul; a host of loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Services celebrating Aaron's life will be held at Grace Place Church, 1545 Dieter Street, St. Paul, Saturday, October 5, viewing 9-10 a.m., service 10-11:30 a.m., burial at Elmhurst, Dale and Larpenteur, 12-1:00 p.m.

Fritzke, Herbert Keith "Bud"
May 25, 1939 – September 21, 2013
Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, Uncle, Brother, and Friend On September 21, 2013, age 74, of St. Paul, died of cancer. Survived by wife of 54 years, Emily; son, David (Colleen Dwyer Tyson); daughter, Laura Machtemes (Jim); grandchildren Greg Machtemes, Lindsey Machtemes; sister, Linda Fanth; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Herbert Carl and Georgina (Noble) and stepmother Margaret (Hilgers). His interests included printmaking, viticulture, geneology, long blading, and family. Thank you to Allina Hospice for their wonderful care. Memorial Celebration Monday, September 30, 5:00-8:00 pm (service 6:00-6:30, dinner to follow) at the Guidant John Rose MN OVAL, 2661 Civic Center Dr., Roseville, MN 55113. Enter off of Woodhill Dr. (1 block N. of W. County Rd. C). In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred.

Ryan, John Patrick
February 28, 1947 – September 20, 2013
Age 66, of Mpls., MN, died peacefully of cancer on 9/20/2013. He was surrounded by his loving wife, Jeanne Taylor; and dear friend, Michael Bowen. Survived by his brothers, Mark and Sean Ryan; sister-in-law, Claudia; nieces, Laura and Megan. Preceded in death by mother and stepfather, Audrey and Fred Meyer. As he faced death, he was very loving, appreciative and blessed with a deep faith in our loving God.

Hoke, Mary Alice (nee Mitchell)
August 7, 1944 – September 19, 2013
Age 69 of Minneapolis, originally of St. Louis, MO.

Brown, Cynthia Rebecca (nee McMath)
December 10, 1949 – September 19, 2013
Age 63 of Apple Valley, MN, originally of Birmingham, AL.

Avery-Cobb, Fontella Virginia (nee Avery)
July 28, 1961 – September 19, 2013
Age 52 of West St. Paul, MN, originally of Hannibal, MO. Memorial service Saturday, October 5 at 11:00 A.M., at Clark Memorial United Church of Christ, 779 - 15th Ave. N, South St. Paul, MN 55075.

Shaw, Nerrissa Annette
September 8, 1967– September 17, 2013
Age 46 of Minneapolis, went home on September 12, 2013. Her Memorial Service will be on Tue., Oct. 1, 3 PM at True Vine Missionary Baptist Church (2639 Thomas Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55411). Friends and family may gather one hour prior to service at church.

Aden, Catherine
October 22, 1932 – September 17, 2013
Age 80 of St. Paul, originally of New York, NY.

Meyers, Samuel Andrew
October 10, 1975 – September 17, 2013
age 37 of Minneapolis, MN (originally from Jonesboro, AR) died peacefully Tuesday, September 17, 2013 of natural causes in his home. Born October 10, 1975 in Jonesboro AR.  Surviving are his parents, Susie and Tim Meyers and his brother, Rob.  Sam grew up in Jonesboro and attended Montessori school, Blessed Sacrament Grade School, graduated Jonesboro High School and attended college in Little Rock and Eugene, OR. Sam was a cub scout and boy scout. After moving from Jonesboro, Sam lived in New York, Memphis, TN and Minneapolis. An avid artist at a young age, Sam's main focus and love was music.  He was an accomplished musician playing guitar and piano and enjoyed playing music with his many friends. Sam was currently co-owner of Two Betty's Green Cleaning Service with his dear friend, Anna Tsantir.  Sam is also survived by his beloved companions, "Schuggie" an American Mastiff and his black cat "Fish". Sam will be cremated in Minneapolis and his remains will be dispersed in the Mississippi river and in the Joshua Tree National Park. A memorial fund is being established in Sam's name to help young musicians by his friends. Anyone wishing to contribute to this fund may check the website at a later date for the exact details at twobettys.biz. Memorial gathering Thursday, September 19 at 6:30 P.M. at Aesthetic Apparatus, 2215 Snelling Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55404.

Patterson Jr., Donald Roy
January 3, 1954 – September 15, 2013
Age 59 of Woodbury, MN.

Daly, Guy Lavern
July 11, 1925 – September 15, 2013
Age 88 of Jackson, MN. Inurnment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery at a later date.

Olson, Jerry Lee
June 4, 1949 – September 14, 2013
Age 64 of White Bear Lake, passed away peacefully at home on September 14. Preceded in death by parents, sister, son Jerry, and daughters Brit and Victoria. Survived by children, Brad Olson, Brea (Brent) DeCosse, and Aaron (Nikki) Trudeau; grandchildren, Stella, Sophia, Tyler, Jack, and Maddox; Brother, Gene (Brenda); Sister, Kristy Olson-Schad; dear friend, Tim Beale; nieces, nephews, and many friends. He served proudly in the Vietnam War. Jerry was an amazing and loving grandpa. Special thank you to Health East Hospice, especially Mary.  Graveside Service at Fort Snelling on Thursday, September 19 at 12:15pm. Celebration of life immediately following at 1875 Highway 96, White Bear Lake, 55110. Memorials preferred.  

Sandstede, Leonard Henry
April 29, 1952– September 13, 2013
Age 61, of St. Louis Park, passed away September 13, 2013 following a heart transplant.  Preceded in death by father, George Sandstede.  Survived by mother, Cecilia Sandstede, wife Kay Ulrich and many good friends.  Leonard spent his professional life as an architectural drafter, working on complicated buildings such as the Ft. Snelling Visitor Center.  He loved hiking, bicycling, bowling and many other sports.  In his youth he also played baseball and track.  He and his wife Kay enjoyed traveling to Central American, Hawaii and Mexico.  He was a kind and gentle soul, and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.  Private interment at Grand View Park Cemetery, Hopkins, MN.  Memorial service Friday Oct 4 7pm at 1st Universalist Church, 3400 Dupont Ave S, Mpls.  612.825.1701. Memorials to Nature Conservancy or American Heart Association.

Johnson, Steven Henry
April 9, 1950 – September 13, 2013
Age 63 of Hopkins.

Redmond, Wendell
June 6, 1956 – September 13, 2013
Age 57 of Richfield, MN, originally of Chicago, IL.

Kumpula, Barbara Ann (nee Newhouse)
January 3, 1950 – September 12, 2013
Age 63 of West St. Paul.

Halligan, Cynthia Ann
May 5, 1971 – September 12, 2013
Age 42 of Coon Rapids, passed away unexpectedly Sept. 12, 2013. Preceded in death by father, Richard Halligan. Survived by mother, Kitty; brother, Steve (Jennifer); son, Jordan Halligan. A memorial gathering 5:30-7:30 PM Thurs. 9/19 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 7217 West Broadway, Brooklyn Park. Service from 6:00-6:45 PM. She will be missed by many.

Putz, Dwayne Joseph
January 29, 1944 – September 12, 2013
Age 69 of Cambridge.

Kapka, Hazel Olga (nee Cerwinske)
May 6, 1918 – September 11, 2013
Age 95 of Apple Valley.

Quale, Wendell Melroy
April 7, 1937 – September 11, 2013
Age 76 of Edina. A beloved and devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend found peace, surrounded by family, on September 11th, 2013 after a long and valiant battle with cancer complicated by a staph infection. Born in Cannon Falls, MN on April 7th, 1937. Preceded in death by son, Jeff; father, Peter; mother, Marianne; and sister-in-law, Dolly. Wendell is survived by his wife, Sharon; daughter, Terri (Jay) Cope; grandchildren, Hannah and Ben Cope of Shorewood; daughter-in-law Angie Quale and grandsons, Dylan and Justin Quale of Minnetonka; stepchildren, Della Rae (Steve) Rhoads and granddaughters, Mariah and Marissa; Eric (Michelle) Kalasz and grandchildren, Tanner, Raegan and Aubrey; and, Ryan Kalasz. Wendell is also survived by brother, Luther Quale of Cannon Falls, MN; sister, Gloria (Ed) of Mankato, MN; Paul (Julie) Quale of Minnetonka, MN; and, many beloved nieces and nephews around southern Minnesota and beyond. A 1955 graduate of Cannon Falls HS, Wen studied Engineering at the University of Minnesota following high school. After working for Fabric Supply Company and Kurup Construction, he put his schooling and experience to work and started Valley View Associates, a company that designed, built and serviced swimming pools. Wen was passionate about his company and his customers. He highly valued the long-standing, personal and professional relationships he had with them. In Wendell's free time, his favorite activity was attending his grandchildren's, activities - sporting events, concerts - and spending time visiting and traveling with family. Wendell was a Master Mason and member of the Scottish Rite and a Shriner; a member of the Sons Of Norway; and, a long-time member of Mount Olivet Lutheran Church. Our heartfelt thanks to the Our Lady of Peace hospice team for the loving and compassionate care you provided Wendell. Funeral Service will be held on Monday, September 16, 2013, 11 am at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, 5025 Knox Ave S, Minneapolis, MN. Visitation prior to the service starting at 10 am. Internment will follow at Urland Lutheran Church in Cannon Falls, MN. Memorials to Our Lady of Peace Hospice.

Class, Constance Marie
July 28, 1950 – September 11, 2013
Age 63 of New York, NY, formerly of St. Paul passed away on September 11, 2013 surrounded by many loved ones after a courageous 19 month battle with cancer. Connie was born in St. Paul on July 28th, 1950. She was the first child of Helen Hipp and Robert Class. A graduate of St. Joseph's Academy, she was a competitive speed skater, skier and runner, beautiful seamstress, forward thinking fashionista and the #1 hairdresser in the world. Ever proud of her Vidal Sassoon days, Connie had hundreds of loyal clients from St. Paul to New York. Born an audacious soul, she loved travel, great food, good conversation and being outdoors, especially at her beloved lake home in Wisconsin. Connie will be remembered for her quick wit, spirit of adventure, sense of style, and a tenaciousness that stayed with her until the end. She is survived by her devoted partner, George Leibson; parents Helen and Robert Class, siblings Mark Class, Nancy (Joe) Blumel, Annette (Eric) Ristau, Paula (Bob) Winsor, Rob (Katy) Class and Katie (Denny) Marquard, aunt Sr. Ann Hipp C.P.P.S ; many loving nieces and nephews; and many, many loyal friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to Our Lady of Peace Hospice or Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. A celebration of her life will be held Sunday, September 15, 3:00-6:00 pm. at 2102 James Ave. St. Paul, MN. A special thanks to the staff at Our Lady of Peace Hospice for their gentle, respectful care of Connie during her final days.

Norgaard, Deborah Sue
October 14, 1954 – September 10, 2013
Age 58 of Golden Valley, originally of Cedar Rapids, IA, passed away peacefully on September 10, 2013 after a three-year struggle with cancer. She was born Oct. 14, 1954 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to Emmert & Lois Norgaard. She was a kind and generous healer, cook and gardener. She cherished trips to the North Shore and was loved by many. Debbie is survived by her husband Joseph Schmidt; her children Jenny, Michaela, and Joseph Martel, of Minneapolis; her stepdaughter Katie Dille, granddaughters Liv Maki and Natali Hodge-Martel and step-grandchildren Truman, Minka and Alexander (Dille). She is also survived by her brothers Mark Norgaard of Phoenix; Gary Norgaard of Northfield, MN and Eldon Norgaard of Shelby, Iowa, and by many other loving family members & friends. www.caringbridge.org/visit/debbienorgaard

Davey, Lauri Ann (nee Voltzke)
December 15, 1963 – September 10, 2013
Age 49 of St. Paul.

Neudecker, Michael James
January 19, 1952 – September 10, 2013
Age 61 of Victoria, MN.

Schultz, Craig Robert
October 11, 1958 – September 9, 2013
Age 54 of Richfield, MN, originally of Denver, CO.

Noyes, Paul John
February 22, 1937 – September 5, 2013
Age 76, of Minnetonka, originally of Fergus Falls, MN.Survived by his Children, Grandchildren, Brothers, and Step-Mother. Graveside Service at Fort Snelling at a later date.

Watters, Thomas Franklin
January 23, 1949 – September 5, 2013
Age 64, of Woodbury.

Jorstad, Arnette Barbara (nee Vance)
May 28, 1911 – September 4, 2013
Age 102, of St. Paul, originally of Roberts, WI.

Emery, Elizabeth Ann (nee Murrish) "Dibity"
June 22, 1914 – September 3, 2013
Age 99, of St. Paul, originally of Dodgeville, WI, passed away Sept. 3, 2013 at Cerenity Marian Care Center in St. Paul, MN. She was born June 22, 1914 to Albert W. and Elizabeth Jane (Sims) Murrish, on a farm between Dodgeville and Mineral Point, WI. She was married on September 18, 1948, to Robert E. Emery who predeceased her in 2002. She is survived by two children, Richard (Bridget) Emery, Medicine Lake, MN and Mary (John) Shearen, White Bear Lake, MN, as well as three grandchildren, Chris (Sarah) Shearen, Mollie (Conor) Murphy, and William Shearen. She is also survived by a sister, Patricia Schleicher of Verona, WI, three great granddaughters, Rowan and Charlotte Murphy and Emery Shearen, several nieces, nephews and many friends. Two sisters predeceased her, Mary Jane Brewer in 1977 and Margaret Kinney in 2011. Elizabeth received a diploma in nursing from Madison General Hospital in Madison, WI in 1935. In the 1940's she was the tuberculosis nurse consultant for the State of Wisconsin. Elizabeth received a B.S. degree in nursing in 1943 and an M.S. in public health in 1973, both from the University of Minnesota and was a professor of nursing at the College of St. Benedict and Gustavus Adolphus College. She was a true, natural beauty, even at the age of 99 and was a loving, patient, kind and gentle wife, sister, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Services will be held 11:00AM Saturday, October 26 at St.John in the Wilderness Episcopal Church, White Bear Lake, MN, followed by a luncheon. Memorials preferred to the Bayfield Wisconsin Regional Conservancy or Cerenity Marian Care Center of St. Paul. We want to extend our deep gratitude to Cerenity Marian Care Center and staff for their exceptional, attentive, loving and respectful care of Dibity during the last 5+ years.

Jones, Richard MacDonald
August 19, 1950 – September 2, 2013
Age 63, of Woodbury, MN, originally of Vernal, UT.

Wheeler, Jeffrey Edward
June 14, 1978 – September 1, 2013
Age 35, of Champlin, MN, passed away on September 1st, 2013. Jeff will be truly missed by his parents Stephen & Shirley; sister Lindsey Tieben & many other loving family & friends. Jeff passed away while pursuing one of his favorite passions with friends. Our lives will not be the same without him. A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, Sept. 8th at 3:30 pm at the Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Rd, Maple Grove.

Lockhart, Desiree Camile
November 9, 1973– September 1, 2013
Age 39, of Minneapolis, MN, passed away Sept. 3, 2013 at Cerenity Marian Care Center in St. Paul, MN. She was born June 22, 1914 to Albert W. and Elizabeth Jane (Sims) Murrish, on a farm between Dodgeville and Mineral Point, WI. She was married on September 18, 1948, to Robert E. Emery who predeceased her in 2002. She is survived by two children, Richard (Bridget) Emery, Medicine Lake, MN and Mary (John) Shearen, White Bear Lake, MN, as well as three grandchildren, Chris (Sarah) Shearen, Mollie (Conor) Murphy, and William Shearen. She is also survived by a sister, Patricia Schleicher of Verona, WI, three great granddaughters, Rowan and Charlotte Murphy and Emery Shearen, several nieces, nephews and many friends. Two sisters predeceased her, Mary Jane Brewer in 1977 and Margaret Kinney in 2011. Elizabeth received a diploma in nursing from Madison General Hospital in Madison, WI in 1935. In the 1940's she was the tuberculosis nurse consultant for the State of Wisconsin. Elizabeth received a B.S. degree in nursing in 1943 and an M.S. in public health in 1973, both from the University of Minnesota and was a professor of nursing at the College of St. Benedict and Gustavus Adolphus College. She was a true, natural beauty, even at the age of 99 and was a loving, patient, kind and gentle wife, sister, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Services will be held 11:00AM Saturday, October 26 at St.John in the Wilderness Episcopal Church, White Bear Lake, MN, followed by a luncheon. Memorials preferred to the Bayfield Wisconsin Regional Conservancy or Cerenity Marian Care Center of St. Paul. We want to extend our deep gratitude to Cerenity Marian Care Center and staff for their exceptional, attentive, loving and respectful care of Dibity during the last 5+ years.

Custer, Karen Ione (nee Straughn)
December 30, 1938 – September 1, 2013
Age 74, of Mounds View, MN, originally of Aberdeen, WA.

Johnson, Newell Victor
May 4, 1931 – August 30, 2013
Age 82, was called home to the Lord on Friday, August 30, 2013. He was a Korean war vet and long time teamster of local 120. Preceded in death by parents Emma & J. Elmer Johnson, sister Sybil Harmen and daughter Shirley. Survived by loving wife of 39 years, Mary Johnson and brother Meritt Johnson. Children: Jean (Pete), Len (Cindy), Rose, Robert, Rebecca (Dan) Rowe, Miranda Johnson, Patty, Lisa (David) Leonidas, Scott (Delisa) Johnson, Sherri Gallegos and Sandy (Steve) and 22 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, September 1, 2013 at Oakwood Church, 1388 Point Douglas Rd. S. St. Paul, MN 55119. Visitation will be from 1-3 pm at the church with private burial at Newport Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred. We would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Woodlyn Heights for their loving care.

Marier, Wayne Louis
February 5, 1947 – August 30, 2013
Age 66, of Forest Lake, MN. Our beloved brother Wayne passed away on August 30, 2013, surrounded in love by his dearest one, 'B', and his family. Born February 5, 1947, Wayne made Hugo, MN his lifelong home. Wayne was a proud Veteran, and retiree of the USPS- Mpls. Preceded in death by his father, Walter, and sister, Melissa; Wayne will be dearly missed by the love of his life, 'B' (Le Huynh); his mother, Eleanor; 13 brothers and sisters, 43 nieces and nephews and their children; and many other relatives and friends. A Celebration of Life and luncheon will be held on Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 1:30 pm at the Hugo American Legion. A Burial Service will follow at 4:00 pm at the Hugo Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials in Wayne's honor to Le Huynh.

Mahowald, Marvin Michael
April 14, 1937 – August 30, 2013
Age 76, of Shakopee, MN, passed away peacefully at home with family by his side on Aug. 30, 2013. He will be missed by his loving wife of 52 years, Kathy; children, Kelly (Dwight) Poulton, Kalinda (Chuck) Smith, Kim (Ronnie) Hansen, Mike (Mary), Korin (Vince) Flores, and Matt (Rhonda); 17 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; brothers, sisters, and other loving family & friends. He was preceded by his parents and two sisters. Marvin served his country in the US Army from 1956-1959. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, all outdoor recreation, and bowling (even on the Nintendo Wii). Memorial Mass will be held on Tue., September 3, 10 AM with a gathering one hour prior all at St. Mark's Catholic Church, 350 South Atwood Street, Shakopee, MN 55379.

Schloegel, Mark Steven
February 9, 1956 – August 29, 2013
Age 57 of St. Paul. Preceded in death by father, Felix. Survived by brother, Steve; and 2 sisters, Joan and Sharon.

Reichart, Robert Burle
October 2, 1909 – August 28, 2013
Age 103 of Cottage Grove, originally of Kennebec, SD.

Halbert, Helen Emily (nee Hestera)
November 26, 1925 – August 28, 2013
Age 87 of Maplewood, 25 year resident of Little Canada, Passed away peacefully Aug. 28, 2013. She will be greatly missed by children Dick (Lynda) Halbert, Judith Baldwin, Nancy (Steve) Jackson, and Al (Maureen) Halbert; grandchildren Greg (Katie), Jeff, Jessica, Nikki (Hector), Heather, David, Angela; great-grandchildren Oren, Trace, Cole, Jairdan, Benjamin, Jack; brother John (Pat) Hestera, and many other loving relatives and friends. Helen was an active volunteer in her church, St. John in the Wilderness Episcopal Church, White Bear Lake. She also volunteered with Lakeshore Players of White Bear Lake and the Ladies of the Lake Quilting Society. Visitation will be held Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 10 am, with a Memorial Service at 11 am, followed by a reception in the parish hall at noon, all at St. John in the Wilderness Episcopal Church, 2175 1st St., White Bear Lake. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to St. John in the Wilderness.

Timm, Wayne Everett
November 26, 1943 – August 26, 2013
Age 69 of Morgan, MN. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at Zion Lutheran Church in Morgan. Visitation at the church will be held from 2 - 4 p.m. preceding the funeral service. A private burial will be held at a later time. Wayne Everett Timm, the son of Everett and Vernice (Leupke) Timm, was born November 26, 1943 in Springfield. He attended schools in Redwood Falls and graduated from Morgan High School. Wayne married Maxine Bloemke on May 2, 1965. They shared 46 years of marriage and were blessed with three children. Wayne held a variety of jobs with the longest being at Becker’s Super Valu as a produce manager and at Jackpot Junction as a blackjack dealer. He was also a member of the Morgan Fire and Ambulance Department and retired after 20 years of service. He and his family also spent much time working in the family lawn mowing business. Over the years, Wayne enjoyed camping trips with his family, attending local car races, playing cards, golfing at Mayflower Country Club near Fairfax, and building model train sets. He is survived by his children Pamela (Steven) Ardolf of St. Peter, John Timm of Morgan, and Jeffrey (Audra) Timm of Richfield; grandchildren Holly, Alex, Christina, and Jordan; and sister Carol Dittbenner of Morgan. He was preceded in death by his wife, Maxine, his parents, and two sisters in infancy.

Kivel, Thomas John
July 26, 1936 – August 26, 2013
Age 77 of West St. Paul, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on 8/26/2013.  Survived by wife of 57 years, Gloria; Children, Thomas Jr., Mary (Joseph) Piersig, Jean (James) Anderson, Joseph, James, and John; Grandchildren, Benjamin, Alex, James, Emily, Katherine, Elizabeth, Victoria, Thomas, Claire, and Kiera; Sisters, Katherine (Dennis) Byron and Sr. Jean Kivel, OSJ; and many other family members and friends.  Celebration Mass 11AM on Saturday, August 31 at St. Bernard's Catholic Church, 187 W Geranium Ave, St Paul with visitation one hour prior.  There will be a lunch to follow at Ideal Hall, 1494 North Dale St., St. Paul.  Thomas will be missed by his loving wife, children, and grandchildren.

Scherer, Patricia Eileen (nee Scott)
May 8, 1933 – August 24, 2013
Age 80 of Coon Rapids, originally of Flint, MI.

Anderson-Packard, Bonnie Mae
August 16, 1946 – August 23, 2013
Age 67 of Richfield, passed away tragically Friday, August 23rd, 2013 at her home in Richfield, MN. Preceded in death by daughter, Robin Lynn Packard. Survived by only son, David Charles Packard and wife, Carla Packard; also survived by brothers and sisters and many in-laws along with many other grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She will be truly missed by all that came in contact with her. Services pending at Crystal Lake Cemetery, 3816 Penn Ave North, Minneapolis, MN 55412. Please call David at 741-601-5989 or 920-273-9502.

Ronning, Jody Arthur
December 7, 1970 – August 23, 2013
Age 42 of Minneapolis, originally of Black River Falls, WI.

Tuttle, Michael Eugene
October 19, 1956 – August 23, 2013
Age 56 of White Bear Lake, passed away due to a stroke on 8/23/13.  Survived by daughter, Andrea (fiance, Jessie); grandchildren, Olivia and Hailey; brother Randy (Michelle); and sister, Wendy Riebe.

Schmitt, Diane Fern (nee Nordeen)
January 31, 1944 – August 22, 2013
Age 69 of St. Paul, formerly of Bagley, MN. Passed away peacefully on Aug. 22, 2013. Preceded in death by loving husband, David G. Schmitt, 1990. She will be missed by her children, Tammi Schmitt (Bill) Newton, David, Timothy, John, and Mark; grandson Dylan; siblings, Leland, Marlys, and Delores; other loving family and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred. Private ennichement Forest Lawn Cemetery. Memorial Service, Friday, Sept. 6, 11AM at First Evangelical Free Church, 2696 Hazelwood Ave., Maplewood, MN. Gathering one hour prior for family and friends at church. Thank You to Our Lady of Peace Hospice Home.

Cirspinski, Kay Frances
November 5, 1949 – August 21, 2013
Age 63 of International Falls.

Stafford, Elaine Classia (nee Sandusky)
April 29, 1931 – August 21, 2013
Age 82 of Woodbury.

Burks, Peggy
July 14, 1942 – August 21, 2013
Age 71 of St. Paul, long time resident of Michigan. Passed away peacefully on Aug. 21, 2013. She will be missed by her son, Courtney and daughter, Bridgette; grandchildren, Laura, James, and Alyseanna; and other loving family and friends. Memorials are preferred to Our Lady of Peace Home, 2076 St. Anthony Ave., St. Paul, MN 55104. Memorial service will be held at a later date in her home state of Michigan. 

Denato, Joey Lance
March 24,1969 – August 19, 2013
Age 44 of Rogers, originally of Queens, NY.

Masko Jr., John Joseph
June 22, 1916 – August 17, 2013
Age 97 of St. Paul, originally of Albany, NY.

Mazoleny, Michael Keith
February 4, 1976 – August 16, 2013
Age 37 of Andover, resident of St. Paul Passed away on August 16, 2013 Will be dearly missed by fiancee, Missy Tatro; son, Mike Mazoleny Jr.; daughter, Jazmin Mazoleny; brother, Tony Mazoleny; and many other family and friends. A gathering of friends and family from 4-7PM on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at Mueller Memorial Parkway, 835 Johnson Parkway, St. Paul, with a celebration of life service beginning at 7PM at the funeral home.

Denn, Karen Lee (nee Ekholm)
November 21, 1962 – August 16, 2013
Age 50, of White Bear Lake. Born 11/21/62 in Duluth, MN and currently living in White Bear Township left us 8/16/13 to start a new life and journey under the guidance of our Lord and Father in Heaven. Entrusted with carrying on her legacy of Love, Joy and Passion are husband Ronald Denn; daughter, Katherine Tillmann; son, David Tillmann; elkhounds, Torden, Tess, Sunny and Sprout; Moose the cat; mom, Ginger McFaul; brother, David and Annette Ekholm; niece, Jennifer (Jeff) Nelson; nephew, Matt; extended family, David and Julie Denn, Lori Martin, Jennifer and Jason Houston, Jolene and Jamie Denn, Neil and Carl Martin and her many beloved friends. She will be greeted by her dad, Robert (Moose) Ekholm; her grandma, Bea Wilson; Ron's parents, Richard and Marlene Denn; and her cat Mofie. Karen loved history, reading, scrabble, travel, scuba diving, motorcycling and her convertible. Karen Loved, Laughed and Lived. She wants all of us to do the same, every single day of our lives. Remember she is watching us always and expects us to carry on her legacy. Carpe diem! Memorial service and life celebration to be held on Mon., August 26, 11AM at St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 900 Stillwater Rd., Mahtomedi, MN with a gathering one hour prior at the church.

Fairbanks, Sheila Louise (nee Thompson)
March 28, 1954 – August 15, 2013
Age 59 of St. Paul, age 59 of St. Paul, passed away on Aug. 15, 2013.  Will be missed by her sons, Jeff, Jr. (Molly) and Chuck (Niki); 5 grandchildren; sister, Shirley (Denny) DuPaul; brothers, Chuck and Clyde; many nieces, nephews, family and friends.  In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred.  Memorial Service will be held this Fri. 8/23, 5:30PM at Tree of Life Assembly of God Church, 3905 Woodland Rd, Circle Pines, MN 55014, with a gathering one hour prior.

McCoy, Michael Anthony
November 16, 1966 – August 15, 2013
Age 46, of Minneapolis, originally of Chicago, IL.

Schrul, Larry Albert
October 29, 1950 – August 15, 2013
Age 62, of White Bear Lake, passed away peacefully on Aug. 15, 2013. Larry is survived by his mother, Hazel; children, Nicole Schrul, and Daniel & Andrew McCauley; other loving family and friends. A gathering for family and friends will be held at a later date.

Tomscak, Robert Dean
July 12, 1957 – August 12, 2013
Age 56, of St. Paul.

Bowman, Ronald Edward "Bomes"
May 4, 1950- August 12, 2013
Age 63, of Apple Valley, passed away peacefully August 12, 2013. Survived by loving wife, Cathy; sons, Mike (fiancee Nikki) and Adam; mother, Hazel Bowman; brother, Roger (Coleen) Bowman, and many other loving family and friends. Preceded in death by father, Kenneth Bowman. Memorial service will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, 7800 West Cty Rd 42, Apple Valley, on Thursday, August 15, at 11 am, with visitation 1 hour prior.

Ruffenach, Carolyn Elizabeth
October 15, 1932 - August 12, 2013
Age 80 of St. Paul, passed away peacefully August 12. She grew up in Robbinsdale, Mn. She graduated with a B.F.A. from Hamline University. She is predeceased by her parents, 2 brothers, sister and her granddaughter, Brittany Lee Reff. Beloved mother of Carolyn (Peter) Ethen, Georgia Smith, Jessica Smith (Patrick Hartley). Cherished grandmother of Derek Reff (Jeff), Reginald Upshaw Jr., Nathaniel (Samantha) Ethen, Christopher (Taylor) Ethen. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends. Service is on Saturday, August 17th, Newman- Benson Chapel, 1415 Almond Ave., St. Paul, MN. Visitation 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Memorial service 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Refreshments following service.

Palaganas, Tracy Leigh (nee Brown)
March 11, 1965 - August 11, 2013
Age 48 of St. Paul, passed away August 11, 2013 after a 2 1/2 year battle with cancer.  She was born in West Chester, PA and resided in Kennett Square, PA until the age of 15 when she moved with her mother to St. Paul, MN.  She was baptised in New Garden Mmeorial Church and was a member of Bethel AME Church both in Kennett Square.  She worked ten years for the State of MN - Dept. of Taxation.  She was preceded in death by her father, Leroy Morgan Cox.  She will be missed by her children, Shyron R. Slaughter, Jimmel R. Slaughter, Leanda Palaganas Vinson, and Breanna Palaganas; grandchildren, Arianah Slaughter, Sytahn Slaughter, Ava Vinson, Thalia Palaganas-Davis, Mina Slaughter, and Makaveli Slaughter; mother, Ida "Betty" Brown Williams and stepfather, Rev. Dr. George Williams; siblings, Stephen Brown, Geoffrey Williams, and Angela Williams; and other loving family and friends.

Craft, Jeretta May (nee Boswell)
August 19, 1934 - August 11, 2013
Age 78 of Crystal.

Feather, Jane Marie (nee Reimer)
March 2, 1927 - August 11, 2013
Age 86 of Roseville.

Kappel, Travis Dillon
August 18, 1982 - August 10, 2013
Age 30 Of Oakdale. Passed unexpectedly at home on August 10, 2013. Beloved Husband, Son, Soon-to-be-Dad, Uncle, Cousin, Coach, and Friend. He will be missed by his loving wife, Dani and dedicated parents David and Terri, and friends. A memorial fund will be set up for Travis and Dani's baby. Memorial Gathering to honor Travis will be held Thursday, 8/15 from 4PM-8PM at the Vadnais Heights Sports Center, 1490 County Road E East. (Encouraging people to wear Sports Jerseys) Memorial Mass, Friday 8/16, 11AM St. Bernards Catholic Church, 187 W Geranium Ave, St Paul, MN. Many thanks to the Vadnais Heights Sports Center for offering their space for our memorial. Travis spent many hours at the sports center coaching hockey.

Kivela, David John
February 9, 1942 - August 9, 2013
Age 71 of Forest Lake, MN.

Johnson, Harvey Leroy
March 15, 1930 - August 9, 2013
Age 83 of White Bear Lake, originally of Granite Falls, MN. Inurnment at Crestlawn Memorial Gardens in Redwood Falls, MN.

Swigart, Mervin Wesley
September 26, 1923 - August 7, 2013
Age 89 of St. Louis, MN. Mervin's life came to a brief stop on August 7th. Survived by his treasured wife, Delphia of 67 years; son, Larry (Maxine); daughter, Carole (Daryl) Dechaine; grandchildren, Troy (Jennifer), Christopher (Michelle), Jamie and Ryan; and many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by son, Robert. Mervin was one of 11 children. Mervin was known for his love of planting things and watching them grow and bloom. He loved plants so much that he bought a house in Florida and lived there for 45 winters. He dedicated his life to the worship of his God, Jehovah. Very important to him was the promise at Rev. 21: 3 and 4, that death would be no more, and that there would be a resurrection to life on a paradise earth for those in God's memory. It is this truth that gives comfort to his family and friends as they can once again be with Mervin when he will enjoy perfect health. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 17th at 3:30 PM at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 13001 Lake Street Extension, Minnetonka, MN. (952-933-5518).

Grafing, Steven Barron
August 24, 1967 - August 7, 2013
Age 45 of Minneapolis, MN, originally of Dunoon, United Kingdom.

Rodreick, Jean George
March 24, 1930 - August 7, 2013
Age 83 of St. Louis Park, MN.

Stenberg, Jerry Curtis
February 28, 1952 - August 6, 2013
Age 61 of Minneapolis, MN, passed away peacefully on Aug. 6, 2013. He will be missed by his children, Brody (Jody), Miya (Jason) Kunin, Dana Kunin; grandchildren, Neal, Viviana, Nokomis, Oliver, Maxim, Louisa, and Nova; siblings, Micheal, Terry, and Bill; and other loving family & friends. Preceded by his parents, Glenn and Phyllis; and his sister, Nancy. Open house gathering will be held Saturday, August 10th from 1 pm to 5 pm at Miya's house 4218 Arthur St. NE.

Hall, Dennis Arthur
November 14, 1950 - August 5, 2013
Age 62 of Minneapolis, originally of International Falls, MN.

Werner, Rita Erica
December 20, 1964 - August 5, 2013
Age 48 of New Ulm, MN.

Eisel, Brian Joseph
April 9, 1960 - August 4, 2013
Age 53 of Saint Paul, MN.

Vojta, George Carl
March 27, 1944 - August 3, 2013
Age 69 of Forest Lake, MN.

Arndt, Walter Herman
Septermber 29, 1922 - August 3, 2013
Age 90 of Maplewood, MN. WWII Veteran 40-year 3M Retiree Survived by wife Laura, children & grandchildren. Quietly passed away at age 90 on August 3, 2013. Private family gathering.

Esaw, Cornelius
October 5, 1941 - August 3, 2013
Age 71 of Minneapolis.

Garmon, Nancy Delores
December 8, 1966 - July 31, 2013
Age 46, of Minnetonka, passed unexpectedly on July 31, 2013. She was preceded by her father, Joseph B. Garmon and brother, Jerry Wayne Grey. She will be missed by mother, Caroline and stepfather, Robert J. Blossom; daughter, Salone Mouradian; brothers, Joseph, Jr. and David (Judy); many loving family and friends. Private services will be held for the family, and a memorial service will be held at a later date for friends and extended family.

Lundquist, Edith Lorraine (nee Davis)
April 17, 1922 - July 31, 2013
Age 91, of Mounds View, was Promoted to Glory on July 31. Preceded in death by loving husband Paul. She will be dearly missed by her two daughters Majors Sandy (Doug) Rick and Linda (Dave) Chase. Grandchildren Stacy (Larry) Monroe, Nephatiera (Sava) Aivatoglou, Jeremy (Heather) Rick, David (Sara) Chase, Captains Kelli (Jesus) Trejo and Karen (Ryan) Doliber and eleven great grandchildren Paul (Roz) Ridgeway, Lillie (Tom) Kari, Danny (Gwen) Ridgeway and many other foster children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Faithful soldier of the Salvation Army. Visitation is 3-6 pm Sunday, Aug. 4 at The Salvation Army Noble Corps, 1100 Noble Parkway, Brooklyn Park. Funeral services Monday, Aug. 5 at 11am at The Salvation Army Noble Corps. Visitation 1hr prior at 10am. Interment at Crystal Lake Cemetery. Memorials preferred to Salvation Army Noble Worship Corps.

O'Brien, Thomas Joseph
July 29, 1949 - July 31, 2013
Age 64 of Forest Lake Passed away peacefully on July 31, 2013 He will be missed by his loving daughter, Janell O'Brien; ex-wife, Lois O'Brien; his mother, Theresa; brothers, Johnny & Terry; sisters, Eileen DiVincenzo and Catherine O'Brien; many family and friends. Preceded by his father, John. Memorials preferred. A private memorial will be held in Wisconsin.

Culver, Beverly Kay (nee Anselment)
February 14, 1954 - July 27, 2013
Age 59 of North Saint Paul Loving Wife, Mother, and Grandmother Passed away peacefully on July 27 after a courageous battle with MS. Survived by husband, Patrick; children, Jennifer and Joel Culver; 7 grandchildren and other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by parents, Donald and Dorothy Anselment and Brother, David Anselment. Visitation from 12noon to 1PM on Thursday, August 1 at Crescent Tide Funeral & Cremation, 764 Transfer Rd., St. Paul. Graveside service at Forest Lawn Cemetery to follow. Beverly will be dearly missed by many.

Harden, Alexander Russell "Russ"
March 7, 1953 - July 27, 2013
Age 60 of St. Paul, MN. After more than four years of living courageously with cancer, Russ died on July 27 at his St. Paul home surrounded by love. Born 1953 in Pittsfield, MA, Russ was the son of William Reid Harden and Hope Russell O'Connell Harden. In 1967 during the "summer of love" Russ and family moved to the San Francisco area. His journey continued, leading him to study music at the University of Miami. A trombone hero, Russ performed everywhere from a small travelling circus, to major cruise lines, to backing the likes of Sammy Davis Jr, the Jacksons and Liza Minnelli. He particularly shined in his pistachio-colored leisure suit amidst the Miami disco scene and found fulfillment as a member of the Haitian Magnum Band. Russ's path included a marriage to first wife Virginia Bradley, moves to Houston, Wisconsin and finally the Twin Cities. Along the way, he learned the art and skill of piano tuning and cared for many an instrument and its owner throughout the metro area. Russ's greatest success and most powerful sense of pleasure came from his family. Daughter Molly Rose and wife Laura will forever and always carry his amazing spirit and love within them. Russ also leaves behind sisters Deborah and Jennifer Harden, brothers-in-law Andrei and David, half-sisters Sandra Greenman and Gail Schade, nieces Margaret and Laura, nephews Daniel and Reid, beloved Aunt Patty and mother-in-law Celine, in-laws, many friends and neighbors he loved as family. The world is better for his having lived. We are each better for having known him. Let us find comfort in remembering. A celebration of Russ's life will be at 11:00 am Saturday August 3 at Aldine Park in St. Paul. In lieu of flowers the family asks for written memories for his young daughter, to be sent to PO BOX 40566 St. Paul 55104. Donations to "Harden Family Benefit Fund" may be made at any TCF Bank.

Beards, Kathryn Jean
November 20, 1949 - July 26, 2013
Age 63 of St. Paul.

Reed, Amy Katherine (nee Bohrer)
September 22, 1965 - July 25, 2013
Age 47 of New Prague. Amy was born in St. Paul to Edward & Barbara Bohrer. She attended St. Lukes, Derham Hall HS & Loras College. Later she earned two Masters degrees, Exercise Physiology & Physical Therapy from Iowa State. She was certified in the practice of NAET & in 2010 founded Essence Healing, a private practice in wholistic health both in New Prague & Shakopee. Being a spiritual healer gave her great joy & was one of her most loving legacies. Amy's deepest love was being a mother to Katherine (21), Barbara Jean (12) & Joseph (9). Amy studied classical dance & in her teens & college years she was a gifted athlete in tennis & track. She loved her cats, coffee, the quiet of nature, music & the warmth of the sun. Her faith in God directed all of her decisions & was the source of her life. She is preceeded in death by her mother, Barbara Jean, her sister Barbara, her grandparents, & brother in law Douglas. She is survived by her children, her father Edward, siblings Steve (Ann), Jocival (Grant), Therese (Charlie), Jackie, friend & business partner Rob, many nieces, nephews, family members & friends. Funeral Service Aug. 4, 3 pm at Cretin-Derham Hall High School at 550 S. Albert Street, St. Paul. Memorials preferred to her children's educational fund.

Reinholdz, Jerome E. "Jerry"
October 4, 1919 - July 25, 2013
Age 93 of Maple Grove, long-time resident of Golden Valley. Passed away peacefully on July 25, 2013. Preceded in death by his wife, Marian. Will be missed by his wife, Terry; children, Barbara Enhelder, Rich (Jane), Jeff (Debbie), Jim, Sue (Bruce) Weicht, Nancy (Doug) Woodman; step-children, Kevin (Deb) Ivens, Greg (Christine) Ivens, Mary (Matt) Mraz, Steven (Beth) Ivens, Christopher (Becky) Ivens; 25 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Memorial Service, Tue. 7/30, 11AM at MN Veterans Home Chapel of Peace, 5101 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN, with a gathering at 10AM. Private Interment at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. Special thanks to the caring staff at Building 19, 4th Floor at the MN Vets Home. Donations may be made in Jerry's name to the Alzheimer's Assc.

Ledo, Thomas William
April 6, 1946 - July 24, 2013
Age 67 of Lake Elmo, MN.

Palm, Brian Douglas
May 13, 1954 - July 24, 2013
Age 59 of Spring Park, MN and formerly of St. Paul, MN. Passed away on July 24, 2013. He will be missed by his children, Julie Palm and Dan Wenz; mother, Mariellen; siblings, Scott, M.D., Sheila, and Todd; many loving family and friends. Preceded by his father, Dr. Neil Palm. Inurnment Acacia Park Cemetery, Mendota Heights, MN. Memorial Service will be held Sat., July 27, 11AM at St. Stephen's Lutheran Church, 1575 Charlton St., West St. Paul, MN.

Groothuis, Jerry Robert
December 18, 1949 - July 24, 2013
Age 63 of Cottage Grove, MN, passed on at home on July 24, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. He will be dearly missed by Gail, his devoted wife of 38 years; Loving children, Christopher (Heather), Katie (Thomas) Fredrickson, Molly, and Hannah; and all of his family and many friends. Preceded in death by his mother, Gladys, and brothers, Gary & Ronald. A celebration of Jerry's life will be held on Saturday, August 3rd, 11:30 AM at Miracle Center of St. Paul, 125 21st Ave S, South St. Paul, MN.

Campbell, Carol Louise (nee Mitchell)
November 17 , 1916 - July 23, 2013
Passed away July 23, 2013 at 96 knitting her way to heaven. Preceded in death by husband, Ned; a brother & sister. Survived by children, Tom Campbell of Roseville and Pat (Bill) Herrick of Outing, MN; grandchildren, Jeff Campbell, Kerri Bjorkley- Campbell, Rick Herrick, Scott (Jean) Herrick, and Pam (David) Braun; and 8 great-grandchildren. Memorials preferred. Visitation 10 AM followed by service at 11 AM, Monday, Aug. 12 at Roseville Lutheran, 1215 Roselawn Ave. W., Roseville, MN.

Schenck, Evonne Marie (nee Scholes)
January 21, 1932 - July 23, 2013
On Tuesday, July 23, Mom earned her angel wings and ascended to be with her heavenly father. There to greet her will be her husband Erdman, and her son Todd Salden. Parents Harvey and Edith Scholes, Sister Merna Lea and her husband Everett Taft. Family and friends that have gone on before her, including her first husband Lawrence Salden. No moss ever grew under Mom's feet! She raised 4 children, was a Girl Scout Leader, an active volunteer, and a wonderful grandmother. She worked for C.H. Carpenter Lumber for 38 years as an accountant and enjoyed the many trades people she met there. Mom was a devoted member of Nativity of Mary Church in Bloomington, MN. In the last few years, she and Erd became members of Christ the King Church in Edina, MN. Mom and Erd enjoyed many happy years together. They danced in many events around the country. They enjoyed hosting family, friends, and neighbors at their homes in Edina and Mesa, AZ. Mom and Erd were always up for a new adventure and greeted each day with excitement in asking each other "what should we do today?" They did a lot of traveling, often trips which included driving a few hours to find interesting places to eat. Mom is lovingly remembered by her three daughters Laurie (Todd) Wilkening, Cherie Salden and Nancy (Steve) Beiersdorf. Her Sister Shyrl Peterson. Grandsons Collin, Nicholas and Justin Beiersdorf and Paul (Jessica) Goodin. They were very involved with the grandkids, including school and sporting events. My Mom was so proud when Collin described them as "awesome" at school on Grandparents day. She is also survived by Erd's family. Brother Lee (June) Schenck. Sons Ray, Steven (Sharon),and David (Shannon). Grandchildren Jennifer (Robert) Darchuk, Heather, Rebecca and Max Schenck. A celebration of Mom's life will be held on Thursday, August 1st at Christ the King Catholic Church, 5029 Zenith Avenue, Edina, MN. Visitation will be held at 10:00 A.M. Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. with a luncheon to follow. Interment at Lakewood Cemetery, 3600 Hennepin Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN at approximately 1:30 P.M. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that anyone wishing to do so may make a donation to the American Lung Association or Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis. The family of Evonne wishes to thank her loving neighbors at The Laterns and the caring staff at Fairview Hospice and Home Health Care Inc. whom collectively enabled Mom to live at home until her passing.

Schoaf, Delores Jean (nee Anderson)
November 22, 1928 - July 22, 2013
Schoaf, Delores "Dee" age 84 of Bloomington, passed away peacefully on July 22 and is now united in heaven with her beloved husband. Survived by children; Jacquelyn (Michael) Jones, Susan Sletten, Stacey Smith, Scott (Judy), Jody Miller, and Jamie (Lisa); grandchildren, Jennifer (Jeff) Carney, Colleen (John) Kinara, Allison Jones, Kelly (Roger) Peck, Jessica Haight, Shannon Curtis, Michael Curtis, James (Bridget) Sletten, Justin Sletten, Joshua Schoaf, Megan Schoaf, Hanna Schoaf, Samantha Miller, Alexandra Miller, Zachariah Miller, and Jonathon Schoaf; her 11 great-grandchildren; and many other friends and relatives. Preceded in death by parents, Oscar and Anna Anderson; brother, Donald Anderson; beloved husband, John Schoaf, Sr.; and son John Schoaf, Jr. Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, July 25 at 11AM at Grace Lutheran Church in Apple Valley. Interment following the service at Fort Snelling Cemetery.

Busse-Hansen, Oakes W.
April 12, 1996 - July 22, 2013
Age 17 of Brainerd, MN.

Tait, Jeffrey Robert
February 14, 1961 - July 22, 2013
Age 52 of Minneapolis.

Enke, Todd Allen
October 25, 1950 - July 22, 2013
Age 62 of North St. Paul on July 22, 2013 Preceded by parents Harold & Lorraine. Survived by sisters, Sandy (Rick) Madson, Jill (Dave) Jackson, Kim (Bob) Lupelow; four nephews & two nieces; special friends Joyce Homan & family and Bill, Keith & granddaughters Jordan & Jada. Todd's wishes were to be cremated and buried at Fort Snelling with no visitation.

Kalstad, Timothy John
February 6, 1963 - July 21, 2013
Kalstad, Timothy J. Age 50, of Elko, MN, went to be with his heavenly Father on July 21 surrounded by his loving family after a short but faithful battle with cancer. Preceded in death by father, Paul. Survived by his devoted wife, Nancy; children: Shawn Huntington (Lori), Jason Huntington (Kristen), Christian, Jared, Jessenia; grandchildren: Daniel, Jonathan; mother, Ione; brother, Danny (Tina); sisters, Nancy (Dave) Pawlik, Susan Leshovsky (Mike); many nieces and nephews. Visitation: July 25, New Day Church, New Prague 10-12 pm, Celebration of Life follows at noon.

Goff, Elijah Cornel
December 25, 1947 - July 20, 2013
Age 65 of Saint Paul, MN.

Macht, Steven Paul
April 10, 1952 - July 17, 2013
Age 61 of Empire Township, MN.

Loughren, Jill Ann
May 8, 1956 - July 17, 2013
Age 57 of Minneapolis.

Nogosek, Ellen Ree (nee Thompson)
March 31, 1946 - July 16, 2013
Age 67 of Saint Anthony, MN.

Heinrich, Lance Emil
June 27, 1957 - July 16, 2013
Age 56 of Minneapolis, MN.

Schledroup, John James
May 25, 1966 - July 16, 2013
Age 47 of Minneapolis, MN.

Forsythe, Douglas James
February 4, 1944 - July 15, 2013
Age 69 of Minneapolis, MN.

Johnson, Hal Reid
March 17, 1950 - July 15, 2013
Age 63 of Bloomington, MN. Preceded in death by grandparents, mother Betty, father, Harry, brother, Harry R.L. Survived by stepmother, Judy, brothers, Steven and Scott (Kris); son, John, many nieces, nephews, cousins and other loving relatives. He was a proud Vietnam Veteran of the U.S. Marines. Burial is at Noon on Friday July 26, 2013 at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Row 2.

Doebler, Scott Kimberly
April 26, 1960 - July 14, 2013
Age 53 of Minneapolis, MN. Before dawn on July 14, a great owl swooped down and carried the soul of our much-loved brother to the great beyond. Born April 26, 1960 in Jersey Shore, PA, Scot attended Columbia Heights schools where he made some lifelong friends. At age 8, with his older sister Lura, he launched an acting career in the Guthrie Theater's production of "Ardele." He continued acting and attended the Children's Theatre School. He was studying journalism at the U of M when he won a role in Robert Redford's Academy Award- winning film "Ordinary People." Scot moved to Los Angeles where he continued acting and worked as a reporter for the Pacific Palisades Post. While recognized for his acting, Scot was an artist, writer, storyteller, musician, and careful observer of human nature and the natural world. His watercolor paintings, handmade postcards sent to friends, and stories dedicated to his nieces and nephews are part of the treasure he leaves behind. More than anything, Scot appreciated the wonder of the natural world. Upon returning to Minneapolis, he took in everything: a bike ride in Theodore Wirth Park, a moonlit walk across a frozen Lake of the Isles, and solo adventures in the north woods. He never missed a chance to watch a meteor shower or see the northern lights. With eyes alert to the world around him he noted the osprey, the cooper's hawk, and always, the owls. His death was presaged by a red fox dancing in the twilight outside his window. Preceded in death by his parents, David and Yvonne Doebler, he is survived by a brother David, two sisters, Lura and Jennifer, beloved nieces and nephews, and many dear friends, who showed their appreciation and love until his death from cancer. Whether the sparkle of his smile, his affection for his friends and family, the mischievous glint in his eyes, or the absorbing magic of the tales he lived and told, he will be sorely missed; such as him do not oft pass our way.

Nelson, Jeffrey Mark
March 27, 1955 - July 14, 2013
Age 58 of Crystal, MN.

Steward, Phyllisa Denise
May 12, 1976 - July 13, 2013
Age 37 of Plymouth, MN.

Magee, Shane Robert
February 2, 1958 - July 12, 2013
Age 53 of Rapid City, SD.

Allison, Vince Aaron
April 25, 1996 - July 11, 2013
Age 17 of St. Paul, MN.

Crawford-Boyle, Quincy Neuvanna
June 4, 1955 - July 11, 2013
Age 58 of Grand Portage, MN.

Horb, Michael Thomas
May 3, 1960 - July 11, 2013
Age 53 of Minneapolis.

Wasson, Terence
December 8, 1957 - July 10, 2013
Age 55 of Saint Paul Passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2013 Terry is survived by children, Dennis, Adam (Lisa), Matthew (Jessica), Theresa (Jake) Sandahl, and Alicia Wasson; grandchildren, Kaleb, Kaden, Kora, and Lincoln Wasson. Terry is preceded in death by his loving wife, Rosemary; parents, Leslie and Irene; brothers, David, Dennis, and Billy Wasson. Memorial service will be 2PM Friday, July 19, at Church of Acts, 862 White Bear Ave N, St Paul.

Johnson, Brian Karl Joseph
January 5, 1956 - July 9, 2013
Age 57, of Zimmerman, MN, born in Green Bay, WI, passed away on July 9, 2013. Preceded by parents, Elizabeth and Walter. Survived by his partner, Janelle Haynes; daughters, Sara Moran (Damian), Elizabeth (Jeff), Kalie; four grandsons and many other family members and friends. For information on the memorial service contact ejohnson981@gmail.com.

Lofton-Carter, Fonzella (nee White)
November 23, 1936 - July 8, 2013
Age 76, of Minneapolis, Sunrise 11/23/1936 - Sunset 7/8/2013. Funeral service will be on Mon. 7/22, 11AM, Progressive Baptist Church, 1505 Burns Ave., St. Paul, MN with a visitation at 10AM at church. Interment at Elmhurst Cemetery following the service.

Bellovich, Kathryn Lee (nee Gravelle)
July 29, 1959 - July 8, 2013
Age 53 of Maplewood, MN. Beloved mother, daughter, sister and aunt. Preceded in death by her grandparents; and granddaughter, Nevaeh. Survived by her parents, David and Judith Gravelle; children, David, Stacie and Jessica Bellovich; siblings, Kim Gravelle, Jerry Gravelle and Kari (Mike) Christensen; partner, Jim Anderson; and many other family and friends. Memorial service Saturday, July 13 at 1 PM. Visitation one hour before service at SOUTH SHORE TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH, 2480 South Shore Blvd, WBL. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the family.

Monahan, Monica Dawn
March 9, 1969 - July 8, 2013
Age 44 of Minneapolis, MN.

Ruacho Valtierrez, Araceli
August 19, 1998 - July 7, 2013
Age 14 of Brooklyn Park, MN.

Quale, Margaret Mae (nee Gramling)
May 11, 1917 - July 5, 2013
Age 96 of Shakopee, MN.

Walking-Eagle, Desi Ray
July 24, 1972 - July 5, 2013
Age 40 of Minneapolis, originally of Rosebud, SD. Interment at St. Patrick's Cemetery in Spring Creek, SD.

Ruiz, Diane Fae (nee Hostetler)
March 7, 1942 - July 4, 2013
Age 71 of Newport, MN. Preceded in death by husband Gary D. Ruiz; and loving daughter Rita M. Ruiz. Survived by children Wanda, Linda, Brenda, Viann, and Wayne; brothers Wayne, Terry, Bert, Clair, and Russell; great grandma; grandma; and many family and friends. Please join us in celebration of her life at the home of Viann and Steve's, 1204 Smith Ave. S., West St. Paul MN from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, July 20, 2013. Memorials preferred c/o Brenda Hohneke.

Lund, Douglas Eugene
February 15, 1947 - July 4, 2013
Age 66 of Shoreview, passed away on July 4, 2013.  Beloved Husband, Father, Bumpa Dunk, and Brother.  He will be missed by his loving wife of 45 years, Chris; children, Jason, Sarah (Jeff) Shaw, Brian; granddaughter, Maiken; siblings, Susan Dawson, Krystie (Steve) North, Sharon Wood, David (Michelle), Kayleen, Nancy, and Joan; other loving family and friends.  Preceded by his parents Cliff and Carolyn. Memorial Celebration date and time TBD, at Centennial UMC, 1524 County Road C2 W, Roseville, with a gathering one hour prior.  Doug's family asks that you wear a Hawaiian shirt at the celebration.

McCleery, Thomas Scott
August 20, 1963 - July 4, 2013
Age 49 of Eden Prairie, MN, passed away unexpectedly on July 4, 2013. He was preceded in death by his mother, Louise P. Bock. He will be dearly missed by his father, Thomas H. McCleery; sisters, Terri (Rick) Regusa & Kim (Tom) Lane; nieces and nephew, Ashley, Owen and Addison; other loving family & friends and his beloved dog, Skyy. Tom grew up in Lake Bluff, IL and headed to Augsburg College on a hockey scholarship. His love for Minnesota grew as his passions for boating, water skiing and hockey were filled and he would always call the Minneapolis area his home. The family is planning a private memorial.

Roy, Janet Marie "Nettie"
October 29, 1933 - July 4, 2013
Age 79 of South St. Paul, MN, was born at home on the farm in rural Waubun, MN and went to a rural one-room schoolhouse in her early years. Spent her final days at home in South St. Paul, MN in the care of her loving family, where she passed away July 4. Preceded in death by husband, Robert Roy; parents, John Stech & Helen Stech Janisch; daughters, Kim and Rachel Roy; son, Tim Roy and grandson, TJ Roy. Will be missed by many surviving family members, relatives and friends. Memorial gathering 5-8 PM Sat., July 20 at the American Legion, 1129 Arcade St., St. Paul.

Phyle, Robert Brian
August 8, 1965 - July 4, 2013
Age 47 of Minneapolis. Our beloved brother passed away on July 8th 2013 at age 47. His gentle nature will be greatly missed. Preceded in death by mother Kathleen Phyle, father Ronald Gene Phyle. Survived by sister Mary Lou (Robb) Mossberg; brother Dan (Jeanne); nephews Mark and Jason; Aunt Jean Efron; many cousins and a wide circle of loving family and friends. Robert fervently believed in World Peace and Equality amongst all people. A Celebration of Life will be held at Cochran Park, located at 375 Summit Ave. St. Paul at the corner of Western Avenue and Summit at 11:00AM Thursday, August 8th. A memorial gathering will follow at Fabulous Fern's, 440 Selby Avenue. Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers.

Opheim, Rodney Russell
August 11, 1949 - July 4, 2013
Age 63 of New Brighton, MN. Preceded in death by sister, Shirley. He will be missed by his loving wife, Mary; parents, Betty and Pete Lesperance; children, James (Melissa), Dominic (Kim), Vince; 4 grandchildren; siblings, Kathy, Delores, Linda, Julie, Arlene, Darrell; and many friends. Memorial service will be held on Thursday, July 11 at 2:30 PM with a gathering to follow at UTS, 3000 - 5th St NW, New Brighton.

Carpentier, Jon L.
May 30, 1951 - July 3, 2013
Carpentier, Jon L. age 62, of Minnetonka, passed away on July 3rd after a 3 1/2 year battle with cancer. Born in Ft. Dodge, IA, he graduated from Patrick Henry HS in Mpls. He worked in the restaurant business all of his life, where he fulfilled his desire for serving people. Jon's true mission was in serving Christ and he was an inspiration to many young people in his role as a teacher for Children's Ministry at Plymouth Covenant Church. Jon lived his life with passion and love and viewed his battle with cancer as a true blessing that allowed him to spend quality time with his family and to volunteer his time to other ministries over the past few years. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Carpentier; son, Brian Carpentier and daughter-in-law, Stephanie Carpentier; and four grandchildren: Clayton and Dalton Carpentier; Cossette Carr of St. Michael, MN; and Danielle McIntosh of Foley, MN. Memorial service 10:30 AM Saturday, July 13th at Plymouth Covenant Church, 4300 Vicksburg Lane North, Plymouth MN 55446. Luncheon to follow. Memorials to Our Lady of Peace, 2076 St. Anthony Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55104 or Plymouth Covenant Church.

LaBelle, Russell Andrew
September 24, 1937 - July 3, 2013
Age 75 of St. Paul, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on July 3, 2013.  Will be missed by his loving wife of 56 years, Sandy; daughters, Justine (Derek) Dolan and Jodi (Dan) Moy; grandchildren, Douglas (Theresa), Chad (Molly), Ryan (Lisa), Jenelle (Shawn), Jason, and Dustin; great grandchildren, Ellie and Mia; sister, Gloria and brother, Gary; and other loving family and friends.  In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the family.  Memorial Talk will be held Sunday, July 14, 4PM at the Phalen Park Kingdom Hall, 1329 Maryland Avenue E., Saint Paul, MN.

Palmisano, William Thomas
April 18, 1950 - July 3, 2013
Age 63, of McGrath, MN.

Clark, Gerald Lee
May 24, 1941 - July 3, 2013
Age 72, of Princeton. Born May 24, 1941 to Gordon & Vera. Will be missed by his loving partner, Cindi; son, Greg; daughter, Lynn (Peter) Dahl; grandchildren, brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. The family will be having private services.

Valadez Cervantes, Maria Rosario
June 9, 1945 - July 1, 2013
Age 68, of Minneapolis, originally of Guanajuato, Mexico. Funeral service Saturday, July 6 at 12:30 P.M., with visitation from 9:30 - 10:30 AM, at Church of the Immaculate Conception, 4030 Jackson St. NE, Columbia Heights, MN. Interment to follow at Sunset Memorial Park in St. Anthony, MN.

Hale, Russell Eugene
January 20, 1952 - June 30, 2013
Age 61, of St. Paul. Beloved Brother, Uncle & Friend. Age 61, on 6/30/ 2013. Memorial service 7/27/13, 2:00 PM, ROSELAWN CEMETERY CHAPEL, 803 West Larpenteur, Roseville, MN.

Youngs, Brian David
November 6, 1959 - June 29, 2013
Age 53, of Shoreview. Went to sleep in death, peacefully at his home, surrounded by family, on Saturday, June 29 at the young age of 53. Brian is survived by his loving wife Jeanita of 34 years; 5 sons, David (Ashley), Jonathan (Ashlee) Joshua, Samuel, and Caleb; 1 granddaughter, Emilee; parents, Roland & Marlene; sister Valerie (Gene) Tuftin; nephews, cousins, an aunt, uncles and many other family members and friends. Preceded in death by his grandparents, Charlie & Vi Humphrey. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 13, at 3 P.M. at the KINGDOM HALL OF JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES, at 270 W. Wheelock Parkway, St. Paul.

Champley, Thomas William
January 20, 1946 - June 28, 2013
Age 67, of Wayzata.

Walker Jr., Kent Lee
January 21, 1954 - June 27, 2013
Age 59, of Fridley, passed in June 2013. Memorial to be held at Schaar's Bluff Gathering Center Hastings MN on July 26 from 11 am - 3 pm.

Gibbons, Harriet Louise (nee Anderson)
April 24, 1927 - June 27, 2013
Age 86, of NE Minneapolis, formerly of St. Anthony Village. Memorial service Tuesday, July 9 at 5:00 P.M., with visitation 1 hour prior, at Nativity Lutheran Church, 3312 Silver Lake Road, St. Anthony. Private interment.

O'Reilly, Sean Patrick
April 12, 1954 - June 26, 2013
Age 59 of Crystal, passed away unexpectedly on June 26, 2013. He will be missed by sons, Nick (Stephanie), Neal (Angela), and Nate; grandchildren, Margaret and Miles; siblings, Bill (Karen), Mary, Mike (Rose), and Erin; many other loving family and friends. Memorial Celebration will be held on July 7 from 4-8 PM at the Golden Valley VFW, 7775 County Road 70. Dad, you are loved and will be missed. Memorials to be made to Nick.

Peterson, Kimberly Beth
July 11, 1985 - June 26, 2013
Age 27, of Burnsville, passed away peacefully of natural causes on June 24, 2013 at home. Kim is survived by her mother Susan Blake (Mike) and father Steven Peterson (Paula); and her beloved, very special sister "KP" Kristin. Also by her Grandma Jean Ackerman, Aunt Jan & Uncle Abe, Aunt Judy, Aunt Kathy & Uncle Robb, Uncle Tom & Aunt Mary, Aunt Tammy, five step siblings, and many beloved cousins. Kim was preceded in passing by Grandpa "Ack", Grandpa Peterson & Grandma "Bee". Kim was raised in Edina and graduated from Edina HS in 2003. She worked at Wells Fargo Mortgage and previously at US Bank. Kim also worked at Good Samaritan United Methodist Church the past 7 years in the nursery. Kim will be remembered by all as a kind and caring person whose first priority was always to help others. She loved her family and friends, children, going to the lake and skiing, music, and eating good food! Visitation Monday July 1, 5:00-6:30pm, followed by a memorial/celebration service at 6:30, all at Good Samaritan Church, 5730 Grove St, Edina 55436. Memorials preferred to Good Samaritan Church, Hammer Eden Place, or Minnesota Humane Society.

Rose, John Harold
December 31, 1939 - June 26, 2013
Age 73 of Mahtomedi.

Hunter, William Robert
January 17, 1948 - June 26, 2013
Age 65 of Oakdale. Died gently of Alzheimer's disease and pneumonia. Survived by brother and sister-in-law David and Phyllis of Woodbury MN, nieces Christine (Michael) Schaffer and Elizabeth (Daris) Hunter-Drake, grand nephews and niece of San Diego CA, and his family at 37th Street. Many thanks to friends and staff of CCP, ESR, and Christ Episcopal Church who made his life in Minnesota joyful and productive. We will miss his happy presence. Memorial service in early August; memorials to Christ Episcopal Church Woodbury MN or East Suburban Resources Stillwater MN.

Anderson, Daniel Edward
November 8, 1949 - June 25, 2013
Age 63 of Minneapolis, originally of Wahpeton, ND.

Malter, Amy Elizabeth (nee Malter)
July 4, 1938 - June 25, 2013
Age 74 of Seattle, WA.

Evins, Willis B.
September 12, 1961 - June 25, 2013
Age 51 of Burnsville, MN, originally of Gary, IN. Prececded in death by mother, Virginia Evins Adams; father, Harvey Evins; Brother, Kenneth Evins; grandmother, Carrie Evins. Survived by sisters Daisy and Sheila Evans. Graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1980. Private interment.

Martinez, Samuel Enrique
February 14, 1989 - June 23, 2013
Age 24 of St. Paul, originally of East Los Angeles, CA. Funeral service Friday, June 28 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m., at Church of the Ascension, 1723 Bryant Ave. N, Minneapolis, MN. Private interment.

Banks, Delores Jean (nee Watkins)
August 7, 1936 - June 22, 2013
Age 76 of St. Paul, originally of St. Louis, MO. Funeral service Saturday, June 29 at 1:00, with visitation one hour prior, at New Wine Church, 810 W. 31st Street, Minneapolis. Private interment.

Briseno, Carlos
November 4, 1921 - June 21, 2013
Age 91 of Mission, TX. Funeral service Monday, July 8 at 12:00 pm, with visitation from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 401 Concord St., St. Paul, MN. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery in Mendota Heights, MN.

Peterson, Kerry Gene
December 26, 1950 - June 21, 2013
Age 62 of New Richmond, WI.

Simmons, Henry Robert
March 31, 1961 – July 19, 2013
Age 52, of St. Paul. Service information TBD.

Knajdek, Marcella Delores (nee Sweinton)
September 15, 1923 - June 18, 2013
Age 89 of St. Paul.

Schuldt, Glen L.
October 6, 1947 - June 18, 2013
Age 65 of St. Paul.

Winecke, Mary Ann (nee Juenemann)
February 27, 1935 - June 18, 2013
Of St. Paul died peacefully Tuesday June 18th surrounded by her loving husband of 56 years, Jerry, and all of her children. Mary Ann graduated from Derham Hall in 1953 and St. Catherine College in 1957 with a major in business. A long time member of Holy Spirit parish, Mary Ann served as a member of their board of education as well as countless other positions. There is nothing Mary Ann loved more than to be with her husband and children. She was an avid Twins fan, reader, and always looked forward to spending time at the cabin. Her giving spirit and love of life will be greatly missed. Mary Ann is survived by her loving husband Jerry, sister Kay, sister-in-law Donna (Tom) Winecke and spirited children: Pete, Pat, Bob (Carla), Richard (Sally), Michael "McGee", Tim, Ann, Katy (Brian) Barrett, Bill (Maribeth), 16 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Join us in celebrating Mary Ann's life on Monday June 24th at Holy Spirit Parish in St. Paul. 8:30-10:30am visitation, with a Catholic Mass at 10:30am. Luncheon immediately following. Private interment. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Second Harvest Heartland: www.2harvest.org/site/PageServer "Memorial Gift"

Wicks, Anthony Jay
June 23, 1961 - June 17, 2013
Age 51, of Zimmerman, MN Formerly of St. Paul Passed away on June 17, 2013. Tony will be missed by his brother, Dan (Mary Rose); nieces and nephews, cousins, and other family and friends. Preceded by his parents, Quino and Joanne; uncles and aunts. A memorial service to celebrate Tony's life will be held on Sat., June 29 from 10AM-1PM with the service at noon all at River of God Church, 2490 7th Ave E, St Paul, MN.

Fischer, Pamela Sue (nee Larson)
May 29, 1953 - June 17, 2013
Age 60 of North Branch.

Larson, Richard Wayne
May 8, 1934 - June 16, 2013
Age 79 of Bloomington.

Jackson, Bennie Lee
December 28, 1933 - June 16, 2013
Age 79 of Osakis, MN.

Norrbom, Christopher Alen
June 7, 1966 - June 14, 2013
Age 47 of Clear Lake, MN.

Fitzsimons, Phyllis Marie (nee Massa)
June 5, 1928 - June 13, 2013
Age 85, of St. Paul Passed Away Peacefully on June 13, 2013 She will be missed by her loving sons and daughter, Bill (Beth) Resemius, Dan (Dawn) Resemius, Randy (Nadine), and Katherine (Mark) Shields; many grand and great grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and other loving family and friends. Preceded by her husband, Walter D.; sons, Robert and John. A graveside service will be held on Monday, June 17, 11AM at Elmhurst Cemetery, 1510 North Dale Street, St. Paul, MN.

Geary, Wayne Emery
May 8, 1921 - June 13, 2013
Wayne Emery Geary, 92, of Mankato, passed away Thursday morning June 13, 2013, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester of an abdominal aortic aneurysm. Memorial service will be held at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Mankato Tuesday, June 25, at 11 a.m. with interment at Evergreen Cemetery in Mantorville, MN. Wayne was born on May 8, 1921, to Wallie and Clara (Jacobsen) Geary in Douglas Township, Sac County, Iowa.  The eldest of 10 children, he graduated from Sulphur Springs High School in 1938 and moved to West Concord, MN, in 1939. He married Geraldine Gesine Wartenberg September 5, 1941, in Trinity Lutheran Church, Owatonna, MN. Wayne joined the U.S. Army February 20, 1943, and served in the Northern Solomons, Luzon and the Philippines as tank commander, Company C 754th Tank Battalion. He was awarded the Philippine Liberation ribbon with Bronze Star, Asiatic Pacific Theater Service Ribbon and Good Conduct Medal. He very much appreciated and was thankful to be part of the Honor Flight in October 2011 honoring World War II veterans with a trip to the WWII Veterans Memorial in Washington DC. Thanks Dr. Jan Meyer and all of you who are making the honor flights possible. After discharge in 1945, Wayne joined the Botsford Lumber Company in Claremont, MN, and continued working in the retail lumber business in Slayton, MN, Owatonna, MN, Balaton, MN (serving as Mayor of Balaton in the mid 50's), and in Mankato at Lloyd Lumber where he continued to work part time after his retirement in 1986.
Wayne is survived by his son Richard of Oceanside, CA, brother Elwood (Wava) of Corwith, IA, sister Darlene (Norm Kolbe) of Sac City, IA, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife in 2008 and sons Donald  in 1995 and Robert in 2011.

Clover, Stanley Joseph
June 7, 1929 - June 13, 2013
Age 83 of St. Paul.

Mann, Randall Craig
September 5, 1956 - June 12, 2013
Age 56 of Minneapolis.

Westfall, Kevin Michael
May 21, 1958 - June 11, 2013
Westfall, Kevin Michael age 55, Excelsior, MN, died on June 11, 2013, after a long struggle with cancer. Kevin was a proud, loving father, a beloved son, brother, and uncle. He and Cindy, his significant other, shared a long and loving relationship. Kevin was a hard worker and took pride in what he did. He had a passion for music, enjoyed sports, and especially loved the outdoors. His strong will and sense of humor were well known to others. He will be greatly missed. Survived by Cindy Uran, significant other; son, Dean Westfall, Red Wing, MN; mother and stepfather, Norma and Tom Abbott, Iowa City, IA; brother, Craig (Tami) Westfall, Iowa City, IA; stepbrother, Todd Abbott, Cedar Rapids, IA; nieces, Renee Westfall, Iowa City, IA, Tiffaney Tafallo (David), Omaha, NE; nephew, Ian (Sami) Westfall, Tucson, AZ; and grandnieces, Alyssa and Bailey. Kevin was preceded in death by his brother, Robert; grandparents, Emil and Frances Reyhons, Florence Abbott; and father, Raymond. A memorial service will be held for Kevin on Saturday, June 22, 2013, at 3:00 PM at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 715 Minnetonka Mills Road, Hopkins, MN. A gathering to celebrate his life will immediately follow at his home in Excelsior. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.

Erickson, Mary Elize (nee Bergevin)
February 11, 1924 - June 11, 2013
Erickson, Mary E. age 89, of Anoka, passed away peacefully on June 11, 2013. Will be missed by brother, Robert (Grace) Bergevin; nephews & nieces, Scott (Sandy) Bergevin, Lisa (Myron) Halvorson, Jay (Suzanne) Bergevin, Joel (Rebecca) Bergevin, Karen Houle, Julie (Mike) Walker, Margaret (Ed) Coutant, and Susan (Partick) Dressel. Preceded by her parents, Albert & Margaret; siblings, Margaret (Mark) Adams, Betty (Slim) Anderson, and John (Libby) Bergevin. Inurnment at Calvary Cemetery, Forest Lake, MN. Memorial Mass will be held at St. Stephen's Catholic Church, 525 Jackson Street, Anoka, MN 55303 on Thursday, June 20, 11 AM with a gathering at 10 AM at church.

Koch, Douglas Paul
July 17, 1952 - June 11, 2013
Age 60 July 17, 1952 ~ June 11, 2013 Born in Portland, OR and died in St. Paul, MN of Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS). He graduated from Benson HS in 1971 and spent 25 years as a custom cabinet maker, then founded Structures and Interiors Remodeling and Consulting. Douglas was a Renaissance man who loved art, music, travel, NPR, classic cars, and the beauty of the Pacific NW. Douglas lived with ALS for 9 years with incredible humor and patience. He married Jackie Bohrer in 2008 & they created a home in St. Paul. He is preceded in death by his father & two brothers. He is survived by his wife; his mother, Barbara; Children Craig, Allison (Chris), and granddaughter, Clementine; four siblings and his Oregon extended family. Memorials preferred to ALSTDI; dedicated to ALS. Memorial service June 23 at 6 pm at the Province Chapel of the Sisters of St. Joseph, 1880 Randolph Ave, St. Paul.

Morris, Amy Sue (nee Mosow)
May 11, 1966 - June 11, 2013
Age 47 of Minneapolis. Her husband, Hugh and children, Quinn (14) and Charlie (7) would like you to attend a celebration of her life on September 7th. For further information, please visit hughpmorris@gmail.com

Scott, Mark Leland
January 27, 1951 - June 10, 2013
Age 62 of Richfield, MN.

Morris, Bonnie (nee Burgeson)
November 28, 1942 - June 10, 2013
Age 70 of Moorhead.

Plombon, Diane Clara (nee Majeske)
August 5, 1957 - June 9, 2013
Age 55 of Mound.

Noren, Eugene Einar
April 28, 1922 - June 9, 2013
Noren, Eugene age 91 of Mpls, born April 28, 1922 and passed away June 9, 2013. Preceded in death by parents, Einar and Helga; wife, Alice; and brother, Irwin. Survived by sister, Joyce; many nieces and nephews. "Uncle Gene" proudly served in the US Navy from 1945-1950 and had many fond memories.

Angel-DeJesus, Rufino Matario
February 28, 1966 - June 9, 2013
Age 47 of Eagan.

Miller, Debra Jean
May 19, 1956 - June 7, 2013
Age 57 of Saint Paul.

Jones II, Kearie Raguel
January 19, 2005 - June 4, 2013
Age 8 of Grand Forks, ND.

McKizzie, Joseph Cardell
September 28, 1961 - June 2, 2013
Age 51 of South Saint Paul.

NiiSka-Ngiratregd, Clara M. (nee Satterlee)
August 12, 1951 - June 2, 2013
Age 61 of Saint Paul.

Schwan, Carol Jean
December 16, 1933 - June 1, 2013
Age 79 of Somerset, WI.

Vitale, Jodi Ann (nee Merino)
September 27, 1965 - May 31, 2013
Age 47 of Saint Paul.

Johnson, Duane Scott
December 6, 1960 - May 30, 2013
Age 52 of Minneapolis.

Faraci, Tiafue (nee Tali)
August 26, 1952 - May 30, 2013
Age 60 of Mounds View.

Sorge, Virgil Wayne
August 22, 1947 - May 28, 2013
Age 65 of Columbia Heights.

Schweighardt, Karen Elaine (nee Smithey)
April 15, 1941 - May 27, 2013
Karen Elaine Smithey Schweighardt died at her home in Faribault, Minn. on Monday, May 27, 2013. She was born April 15, 1941, to George D. and Marian Rahn Smithey. She was preceded in death by her husband of 35 years, Allen, in June of 2012. Karen was a lifelong homemaker who traveled with her husband throughout the United States during his work as a construction superintendent. Her joy was was in making a home for her husband, and her heart was in helping young women in need. She loved antiques and was a voracious reader. Karen is survived by her daughter Nikki (Mark) Ingemi and grandson Troy; daughter Kim Schweighardt and grandson Derek; as well as sister Mary (Jon) Phillips of Omaha, Neb. and brother Jerald (Lisa) Smithey of Iowa City, Iowa; and nieces and nephews.

Martineau, Stephen Craig
August 31, 1951 - May 26, 2013
Age 61 of Columbia Heights, passed away on May 26, 2013 after a brief illness. He served in the US Army for 21 years. After he retired from the Army, Stephen worked military contracts for multiple companies overseas. He will be missed by his loving wife, Doris (nee Thomas); children, Christopher & Jenna (Lyn) Bishop; granddaughter, Mia Lyn Bishop; siblings, Daniel (Robin), Jim (Marylou), and Nancy (Barry); godson, Pat (Jodi); Uncles, Aunts, Cousins, Nephews and other family and friends who loved him deeply. He will be interred at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Friday, Aug. 9th at 10:45 AM with military honors. Meet at Assembly Area #2 in the cemetery.

Salazar-Borgerding, Ek Balam
April 5, 1995 - May 26, 2013
Age 18 of Minneapolis, passed away May 26. Services will be held Fri., May 31 at Indian Ministry, 3045 Park Ave. S., Mpls. Visit 10 AM. Service 11 AM. Memorials to the family in lieu of flowers.

Good, Thomas Warren
February 5, 1943 - May 25, 2013
Age 70 of Mound, MN died Saturday May 25th, 2013 from a long journey with Alzheimer's. He was born February 5th, 1943 in Minneapolis MN. His parents were Kenneth and Helen Good (Anderson). He served in the U.S. Navy as an Aviation Structural Mechanic on the USS Saratoga from 1966-1968. Tom was united in marriage to Gail (Samsa) Good in February of 1989 in Minneapolis. They have resided in Mound, MN for 25+ years. His career was in Tool and Product Engineering. He worked at ADC Telecommunications, Rollerblade INC., General Pattern and Tonka Toys. Tom enjoyed the outdoors and loved to travel. Tom is survived by his wife, Gail (Samsa) Good; two children, Nicole Byler of Inver Grove Heights and Ryan Good (Andrea) of Golden Valley; sister, Judie Harrison of Fairbanks, AK; brother, Kenneth Good (Bonnie) of Excelsior; five grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. CELEBRATION OF LIFE: Saturday, June 8, 2013, Lord Fletcher's, 3746 Sunset Drive, Spring Park, MN 55384. Open House begins at 1PM with a Tribute at 2PM. MEMORIALS preferred to the Alzheimer's Association (alz.org) in lieu of flowers.

Plummer, Kevin Vincent
September 14, 1963 - May 25, 2013
Age 49 of Rancho Cucamonga, CA.

Melzer, Teresa Ann
June 30, 1955 - May 25, 2013
Melzer, Teresa (Terry) age 57, died on May 25, 2013. Preceded in death by father. Survived by son, Richard; mother, Naomi; sister, Judy and brother, Jeff; grandchildren, Devon Jamison, Ty and Mason; many cousins, aunts & uncles. Memorial service Wed., June 5, 6-9 PM at Ridgedale Condos (Party Room), 12900 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville 55337.

Kamps, Allan John
September 21, 1958 - May 24, 2013
Allan J. Kamps, 54, of Marinette, passed away Friday, May 24, 2013, in Minnesota. He was born September 21, 1958, in Marinette to Leon and Marlyn (Rouse) Kamps.
He resided in Marinette all of his life and was a graduate of Marinette High School, Class of 1977. Allan was an outstanding athlete and played all sports in high school. He had been employed at Waupaca Foundry in Marinette for over 30 years. On May 20, 1989, he married the former Jackie Koch in Gaylord, Minn. He was an avid softball player and also enjoyed golfing and motorcycle riding. Allan was an especially devoted "Pappa" to his grandson, Brodey, who was the light of his life.
Allan is survived by his wife, Jackie; one daughter, Sara (Phil) Milazzo of San Diego, Calif.; two grandsons: Brodey and Dominic; a sister, Lynn Seils; a brother, David Kamps; and other relatives and friends in the Koch family. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends may call at Hansen-Onion-Martell funeral home, in Marinette, from 4 p.m until 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 6, 2013. A memorial service will follow at 6 p.m. on Thursday evening.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested for the Menominee Animal Shelter.

Rauschnot Jr., Kenneth Francis
May 9, 1954 - May 23, 2013
Age 72 of Faribault.

Schuldt, Karen Sue (nee Carnes)
July 2, 1943 - May 23, 2013
Age 69 of Saint Paul.

Troop, Mary Louise (nee Warland)
January 29, 1948 - May 21, 2013
Age 65 of Plymouth.

Rydzeski, John Stanley
November 22, 1915 - May 21, 2013
Age 97 of West Saint Paul. WWII Veteran 50 Year Member of Carpenters Local 851 Preceded in death by wife Blanche. Survived by son, Brian Rydzeski, daughter Andrea (Jim) Sakara, grandchildren Brandon Sakara, Brooke Darmanin, Mike Rydzeski and great-grandchildren. Memorial service Sunday, June 2nd 1pm, at Salem Lutheran Church, 11 W. Bernard St, West St Paul MN. Memorials preferred to the WoundedWarriorProject.org

Melco, Lowell Keith
December 17, 1918 - May 21, 2013
Lowell "Buck" Melco 94, formerly of Clare and Fort Dodge, passed away May 21, 2013 in the Twin Cities. Service is 11 a.m. May 25, 2013 at Christ The King Lutheran Church, 1900 7th St. NW, New Brighton, Minn.

Gordon, Dominique Danielle
July 9, 1992 - May 20, 2013
Age 20 of Brooklyn Park.

Deckert, Catherine Diane (nee Ellis)
January 28, 1962 - May 20, 2013
Age 51 of Minneapolis.

Johnson, Richard Weiler
January 29, 1937 - May 19, 2013
Johnson, Richard W. age 76, died peacefully on May 19, 2013 surrounded by family. Richard was born on June 29, 1937. Interment at Ft. Snelling. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Our Lady of Peace Home, St. Paul.

Ronnei, Larry
October 20, 1945 - May 17, 2013
Age 67 of St. Paul Died peacefully on May 17, 2013. Preceded in death by, parents Vernon and Charlotte; brothers Dick, Perry and Michael; sisters, Veronica and Michelle. Survived by children, Thomas (Theresa), Debbie, and Troy (Maria); grandchildren, Zach and Amanda; siblings, Scott (Kathy), Heidi (Leigh) Stoakes, Tim, Julie (Ty) Murphy, and Jolene (Tom) O'Rourke; dog Auggie; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Larry will be missed by all who knew him. He was a proud Vietnam Veteran. Funeral service on Wednesday, May 22 at 11am with visitation one hour prior at Lake Harriet Christian Church 5009 Beard Ave. S. Minneapolis, Mn 55410. Interment at Fort Snelling. Memorials for Larry and family preferred to Tom Ronnei.

Wright, Charles Shirley
July 10, 1923 - May 17, 2013
Age 89 of Minneapolis.

Hed, Thomas Stanley
December 1, 1956 - May 17, 2013
Age 56 of Hastings passed away May 17. Preceded in death by brother, David Hed. Survived by his loving companion, Deb Arneson; daughters, Shea Mickle and Shelby (Nick) Wasley; grandchildren, Alivia Mickle, Darren and Lilly Wasley; parents, Doug and Avaunne Hed; and his brother, Roger (Maria). Tom worked for Delta Airlines. Memorial service Saturday, May 25th, 11 AM, at Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, Edina. Visitation at 10 AM prior to service. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Make a Wish Foundation.

Quale, Jeff Kamon
February 17, 1961 - May 17, 2013
Beloved Father, Husband, Brother, Son and Dear Friend Age 52, of Hopkins, passed away suddenly on May 17, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. Preceeded in death by his mother, Arlene S. Thorne (Johnson); mother-in-law, Frances A. Roma; father-in-law, James (Montana) Roma; brother-in-law, Hager (Jeff) Tuttle and nephew, Jody Tuttle. Survived by his loving wife, Angie; children, Dylan and Justin; father, Wendell (Sharon) Quale; sister, Terri (Jay) Cope; brother-in-law, Randy (Stella) Roma; sisters-in-law, Candy Tuttle and Sandy (Ted) Foye; step- father, Robert Thorne; along with many nieces and nephews. Jeff is also survived by aunts, uncles and cousins and many friends in the hockey community and beyond. A 1979 graduate of Edina West High School, Jeff worked along side his father, Wendell, for 30 years at Valley View Associates and recently started another company, QualAquatics with his son, Dylan. Jeff had a zest for life that was unrivaled. He worked hard, played hard and loved attending any and all of his boy's sporting events, especially hockey. Jeff also enjoyed the outdoors and hunting at his land near Grantsburg; Grateful Dead concerts; road trips; spending time with family, friends and his beloved Labs. Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at noon at Lakewood Memorial Chapel with a reception following at Lakewood Garden Center. Memorials to the Jack Jablonski BEL13VE in Miracles Foundation for Spinal Cord Injury.

Lewis, Raymond Murray
March 9, 1946 - May 16, 2013
Age 67 of Chanhassen, passed away peacefully on May 16, 2013. A full notice will be printed later.

Krueger, Dorothy Haberman
April 9, 1923 - May 15, 2013
Age 90, of Apple Valley.

Huber, Catherine Annie (nee Brausch)
May 29, 1928 - May 15, 2013
Age 84, of Big Lake, MN.

Reindl, June Leslie (nee Reinhardt)
August 1, 1936 - May 14, 2013
Age 76, of Arden Hills.

Tate-Davis, Jannie Mary Elizabeth
March 4, 1961 - May 14, 2013
Age 52, of Minneapolis. Graveside service TBD.

Rodriguez, Artemisa (nee Valdivia)
June 26, 1936 - May 14, 2013
Age 77, of Eagan, originally of Santa Cruz, Mexico.

Granger, Harold Joseph
January 24, 1934 - May 14, 2013
A age 79, passed away peacefully on May 14, 2013, after a short bout with cancer. He joins beloved mother Amanda, father Louis and siblings James Granger, Shirley Haiko, Lois Trottier and John Granger. He is survived by his loving wife, Jean Granger (League), son Gregory Granger (Heather), daughters Renee Smith and Michelle Lundborg (Steve); grandchildren, Ian, Elizabeth, Samantha and Matthew; siblings MaryAnn Kohler (Walter), Francis Granger (Diane), Richard Granger (Michele); and many friends and relatives. Harold was born in Somerset, WI. He and his wife raised their three children in St. Paul, Minnesota. In 1993 they moved to Circle Pines, MN and became members of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Lino Lakes. Harold was a member of the US Coast Guard 1953 and 1956, served in the Army of the United States 1954-1956, and worked for the City of St. Paul as Fire Captain and Emergency Medical Technician from 1964-1989. For many years Harold played taps on his trumpet for the Fire Department’s Memorial Day Service at Calvary and Oakland Cemeteries. Harold leaves behind a legacy of music, family and honorable living. Great thanks to HealthEast Hospice for loving care. Memorial Service – Review 10 a.m.; Mass 11 a.m. Sat., May 25, 2013, St. Joseph’s Church, 171 Elm Street, Lino Lakes MN 55104. Memorials preferred to HealthEast Hospice Care, Salvation Army or Union Gospel Mission in lieu of flowers.

Kinney, Sadie (nee Kenard)
May 22, 1933 - May 12, 2013
Age 79 of Burnsville, passed away in Eagan. Preceded in death by her Loving Mother, Canzater Williams and father Bert Kenard. Survived by her children, Linda, Samuel Barbara, Oscar, Harriet Harold, Emogene and Ronald and grandchildren, Robert, Marvin, James, Jermaine, Teresa, Tammy, John, Barbara, Camilla, Tasha, Tequila, Ivy(s) and a host of great grandchildren and nieces, nephews and cousins and Beloved Grand Daughter-in-Law Nellie Kimble. Celebration of Sadie’s life will be 5/18/2013 948 Willoughby St. Memphis, TN from 1pm-3pm.

DuPre, Emory Andrew
December 27, 1927 - May 12, 2013
Age 85 of Blaine.

Mawson, Ada Margaret
January 3, 1945 - May 11, 2013
Age 68 of Coon Rapids. Parents Rose M. & Albert S. Ada Margret made her transition from earth to eternity on 5/11/13. Ada was preceded in death by Rose M., Albert S., son, Bruce Mickael. Ada leaves behind to cherish her memory oldest daughter, Kathryn Marie, youngest daughter, Theresa Ann, granddaughter, Anna Fung, grandson, Jerammy Fung, great nephew, Andrew Thanh, great niece, Ma'liyha Arianna, sister, Rose Marie Hankel, nieces, Beth, LeeAnn, nephew, Kevin. Loving Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt, Great Aunt to five, friend Margret, significant other to Micheal Dyson. Forever loved and will be greatly missed by many.

Radel, Josette Alma "Josie" (nee Hale)
September 24, 1954 - May 10, 2013
Age 61 of St. Paul. A celebration of Josie's life will be held at Augustana Lutheran Church, 1400 S. Robert St., W. St.Paul, MN on Saturday June 1, 2013 at 1:00pm.

Curtis, Jeremiah Cornel
October 28, 1989 - May 10, 2013
Age 23 of Minneapolis, originally of Clarksdale, MS. Funeral service Tuesday, May 21 at 12:00 P.M., with visitation 1 hour prior, at Joint Heirs with Christ Faith International Church, 500 Newton Ave. N, Minneapolis. Interment at Crystal Lake Cemetery in Minneapolis.

Gann, Colleen "Cokie" Leigh (nee Cardinal)
November 29, 1960 - May 10, 2013
Age 52 of St. Paul. Beloved wife, grandmother, mother, daughter, sister, auntie and friend. Preceded in death by her father, Leonard. Survived by her husband, Rob; son, Brandon; stepdaughter, Crystal; grandson, Chase; mother, Elean; brothers, Bill and Jim; and many other friends and relatives. A very sincere and heart felt thanks to the entire staff of the sixth floor Intensive, Progressive and End of Life Care units at Regions Hospital in St. Paul. At Colleen's request, private services will be held in North Dakota.

Tempel, Benjamin Paul
November 2, 1984 - May 9, 2013
Age 38 of Apple Valley.

Hines, Monica Denean (nee Nolen)
September 12, 1964 - May 9, 2013
Age 58 of Minneapolis. Funeral Service Monday May 20 at 12:00 P.M., with visitation 1 hour prior, at New Hope Baptist Church, 712 Burr St., St. Paul, MN (651-772-4080). Interment at Elmhurst Cemetery in St. Paul.

Fairbanks, David Lloyd
June 29, 1944 - May 8, 2013
Fairbanks, David Lloyd Passed away May 8th. He is preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Eleanor and brother, Timothy. He is survived by his son, Scott. David had a passion for boating and classic cars/hot rods. Memorial service on Friday, May 17 at 10:30 AM at Calvin Presbyterian Church in Long Lake.

Palmer, Alvin Prince
February 26, 1949 - May 7, 2013
Age 64 of Brooklyn Park.

Hines, Deborah Dawn (nee Moline)
November 10, 1952 - May 6, 2013
Age 60 of Minneapolis.

Frascone, Ryan Michael
December 3, 1982 - May 6, 2013
Age 30 of White Bear Lake, passed away unexpectedly on May 6, 2013.  Ryan will be missed by his loving parents, Mark and Julie; sisters, Lindsey (Joe Vanderbosch) Robbins and Jacquelyn; niece, Eleanor Robbins; best friend, Carl Paffel; grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, many friends and loved ones.  Memorials may be sent to the Union Gospel Mission.  Ryan's life will be celebrated at a memorial gathering on Thursday, May 9 from 4-8PM with a service at 5:30PM at the Twin Cities Bible Church, 2555 Hazelwood St in Maplewood. 

Warner, James Willis
August 21, 1942 - May 6, 2013
Age 70, of Brooklyn Park, passed away on May 6th.  Preceded in death by his parents, Leigh and Ila and brother, Doug.  Survived by wife, Cheryl; children, Chris (Jennifer), Eric, Matt (Kathy); grandchildren, Jake, Meghan, Mya, Michael, Molly; brothers John and Bob; sister Dixie Terning; and many other family and friends. Memorial service 9am Friday May 10th at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church 7217 W Broadway Brooklyn Park. Internment following at Ft. Snelling Cemetery 12:15pm Lane #2.

Kohler, Jason Bryant
November 14, 1972 - May 5, 2013
Age 40 of Minneapolis, originally of Aurora, IL.

Johnson, RayCharles
September 8, 1960 - May 2, 2013
Age 52 of Minneapolis, originally of Chicago, IL. Funeral service Saturday, May 18 at 12:00 P.M., with visitation 1 hour prior, at Joint Heirs with Christ Church, 500 Newton Ave. N, Minneapolis. Private interment.

Crawford-Boyle, June Faye
September 28, 1950 - May 2, 2013
Age 62 of Grand Portage, MN. Memorial service Saturday, May 11 at 11:00 am, at Wayman AME Church, 1221 - 7th Ave. N, Minneapolis.

Rogers, Darlene (nee Montgomery)
February 24, 1955 - May 2, 2013
Age 58 of Minneapolis, originally of Chicago, IL.

Lau, King Sau
December 6, 1953 - April 30, 2013
Age 59 of Hong Kong.

Kooyer, Richard Walter
September 8, 1975 - April 30, 2013
Age 37 of St. Paul, passed away unexpectedly on April 30, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Hiroko; mother, Linda; and brothers Andrew (wife, Christy) and Victor (friend, Kim); with many other loving family and friends. Preceded in death by his father, Richard L. Kooyer. Family prefers any memorials be directed to United Theological Seminary in Richard's name. Richard's life will be celebrated with a memorial service on Thursday, May 9th, 6:30PM at the United Theological Seminary - Bigelow Chapel, 3000 5th St NW, New Brighton, MN 55112. Private family inurnment at Union Cemetery, Maplewood, MN.

Gross, Nada (nee Radich)
June 30, 1925 - April 30, 2013
Age 87 of Columbus, MN, originally of St. Paul.

Sandusky, Betty Mae (nee Nerison)
January 20, 1930- April 29, 2013
Sandusky, Betty Mae (Nerison) age 83, passed away on April 29, 2013, after a short bout with cancer. She joins beloved husband Edward, mother HenriEtta, and her siblings Henry, Bernice, Nelma, Clarence, Oscar, Gerald, Myrtle. Raised in St. Paul, she was a 50+ year resident of Blaine, MN. She will now watch over her children Denise (Alan) Williams, Debra Johnson, and Dan (Jackie); her favorite grandchildren Leanne and Alex Williams and Drew O'Neil; best friends Rita and Jean. Great thanks to Champlin Shores, Heartland Hospice, and Comfort Keepers for loving care. Memorial Serv., 11 a.m. Sat., May 4, 2013, Eternal Hope Lutheran, 10508 Douglas Dr. N., Brooklyn Park, MN.

McCollough, William Anthony
May 9, 1954 - April 27, 2013
Age 58 of Minneapolis.

Hiar, Donella Rebecca (nee Hembroff)
November 11, 1921 - April 26, 2013
Age 91 of Edina.

Ketchum, Robert Boone
January 11, 1953 - April 25, 2013
Age 60 of Eagan, originally of Fairfield, NE.

Rude, Vernon Elmer
February 8, 1925 - April 25, 2013
Rude, Vernon Elmer age 88, of Roseville. Our beloved Pops died peacefully on April 25th at the Mpls VA Hospital. Survived by children, Deborah, Mark (Debbie), Jim (Becky), Jon (Diane); grandchildren, Garrett, Chris (Meg), Brittany, Faith, Kaila, Travis, Trent and Anna and former wife and friend Dianne (Glen). Vern served in the US Army from 1944-1946. Pops was a simple, humble, peaceful and quiet man. Vern was proud of his Norwegian heritage. He enjoyed his family, fishing, reading and telling jokes. He loved the Lord and served Him throughout his life in many ministries. "For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain." Phil 1:21. As per his wishes a small chapel service will be held at Eagle Crest in Roseville on Thursday, May 2nd at 11:15am. Interment will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials preferred to Mpls VA Hospital.

Cowley, Mary Josephine
February 15, 1949 - April 25, 2013
Age 64 of Edina. Daughter, sister, aunt and devoted friend. Preceded in death by parents, John and Phyllis and brothers, Jack and Michael. Survived by siblings, Tom (Terri), Anne, Patricia (Gary Gilson), David (Cindy Jackson), Catherine and Bob (Jileen), all of the Twin Cities. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Mary died of pancreatic cancer on April 25, 2013. Raised in West St. Paul, Mary worked as a devoted Registered Nurse in St. Paul, Santa Barbara, CA, and Milwaukee, WI. She lived in Wauwatosa, WI, for 18 years. Mary absolutely loved people. Her friends, family and co-workers formed the center of her life. She was "one of a kind" -- an extraordinarily devoted caregiver who had a big heart for those in need. Her smile and positive energy were contagious. She was creative, generous and loving, with a sweet spirit and great sense of humor. Mary touched so many lives; she will be deeply missed. Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, April 30 at 11 a.m. at the Church of St. Joseph, 1154 Seminole Ave., West St. Paul. Gathering of friends 9-11 a.m. at the Church. Private family burial. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Our Lady of Peace Hospice Home, 2076 St. Anthony Ave., St. Paul, MN, 55104. Please see legacy.com to sign the guestbook.

Rawn, Gary Boyd
February 10, 1944 - April 23, 2013
Age 69 of Minneapolis.

Vasquez, James
September 13, 1954 - April 23, 2013
Age 58 ~ Of St. Paul Passed away peacefully on April 23, 2013 following a battle with pancreatic cancer. JV was born in St. Paul on Sept. 13, 1954. He worked for years in the warehouse of The Sportsman's Guide, but he was best known during his life as a brilliant drummer who was a part of many bands, including the 1970s local Twin Cities funk/soul/ R&B group The Band of Thieves. JV will be missed by his loving partner, Beverly Williamson; mother, Jackie (Rich) Osuna; father, Masedonio "Doe" Vasquez; children, Diego (Gaby) Vasquez, Tiana Darst, Alexis Vasquez and Alain Vasquez; sister Gena (Joseph) Vasquez-Garcia; half-sister Melissa Vasquez; nephew Joseph Garcia; and many other loving relatives and friends. A memorial gathering to celebrate the life of JV will be held on from 4-6 p.m. on Monday, April 29, at Thompson County Park's Dakota Lodge, 1200 Stassen Lane, West St. Paul, Minn.

Spurr, Virginia Harriette "Gini
December 8, 1940 - April 21, 2013
Age 72 of West St. Paul, passed away peacefully on April 21, 2013, after battling cancer.  Retired Director of Services for Students with Disabilities at Inver Hills Community College.  Master gardener, volunteer and nature photographer.  She is survived by her brothers, Ron (Ann) and Bob (Elaine); nieces and nephews, D'Anna, Theresa, Michael, Tina, Jennifer, and Brett; her special dog, Sophie; and many loving relatives and friends. Special thanks to Health East Hospice and Good Samaritan of IGH.  Preceded by her parents, Myrl and Sally; sister, Merle Ann.  Memorial service Monday, May 6, 5PM at Augustana Lutheran Church, 1400 S. Robert St, West St Paul, family will greet friends one hour prior to the service at church.  Food and fellowship following the service.  Private Inurnment Acacia Cemetery. Memorials preferred to the family.

Wiberg, Barbara Kay
July 17, 1944 - April 21, 2013
Age 66 of Edina.

Michelson, Thomas Frederick
October 27, 1957 - April 21, 2013
Age 55 of St. Paul, Formerly of Lapeer, MI Passed away on Sunday, April 21, 2013. He was born October 27, 1957 in Lansing, MI to parents John and Gloria (Fattal) Michelson. Tom graduated from Macalester College in St. Paul in 1982 with degrees in Theatre and Religion. He married wife Laura (Dopkins) of Wausau, WI on July 18, 1987. Tom loved conversing, music, art, literature, poetry, nature, good jokes, bad jokes, good food, good wine, and his family. He will be remembered for his dynamic and magnificent voice, which was taken from him at the end. He is survived by his loving wife, Laura, daughter Hannah of Stillwater, OK, son Nathaniel of St. Paul, his parents John and Gloria Michelson of Lapeer, MI, sisters Patricia (John) Barsalou of Linden, MI, Carolyn Dougherty of Flushing, MI and several loving nieces and nephews. Visitation will be on Saturday, April 27 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Willwerscheid Funeral Home, 1167 Grand Ave, St Paul 651-228-1006 . A memorial service will be held on Sunday April 28 at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 900 Summit Ave, St Paul at 3:00 pm, with visitation prior to the service at 2:00 pm and a reception following the service. Rev. Norma Rae Hunt will be officiating. Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers to the family or to St Paul's United Church of Christ.

Mack, Donald Charles
July 15, 1948 - April 20, 2013
Age 64, of St. Paul Had a Passion for the Political Process Survived by brother, Lawrence J. & nephew, Brian C. Mack. Graveside Service Resurrection Cemetery, Monday, April 29th at 11AM. Graduate Cretin High School, St. Thomas, & Mankato State.

Courteau, Kim Louise (nee Gordon)
March 26, 1957 - April 20, 2013
Age 56 of Minneapolis.

Schaeppi, Agnes Cecilia (nee Kerzich)
April 5, 1930 - April 20, 2013
Age 83 Passed away peacefully April 20, 2013 Preceded in death by son Jerry and sister Peggy. Survived by daughter Joan (Bill); sons Bob and Richard; grandchildren Jenny, Stephanie, Derek, Kelly and Avery; and great-grandchildren Taylor, Brooke, and Emmalyn. Thank you to everyone from Our Lady of Peace cancer home for their amazing care. At Agnes' request, private services will be held.

King III, John Benjamin
November 20, 1962 - April 19, 2013
Age 50 of Minneapolis.

Duray, Julie M.
August 6, 1954 - April 16, 2013
Age 58 of Hudson, WI, originally of St. Paul. Beloved daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend, age 58 of Hudson, passed away quietly after a brief but ardent battle with cancer. Preceded in death by mother, Mary Lou and brother David. Survived by father James; sons Shane (Misty) and Blaine (Cassie Lawrence); grandchildren; brothers, sister and many nieces and nephews. Memorial service to be held on Saturday, May 11, 11am at Crosswinds Community Church, 9125 Newgate Ave N, Stillwater, MN 55082. Heart felt Thanks to the doctors and staff at Regions Hospital, St. Paul and Our Lady of Peace Home, St. Paul, for their loving care and support. In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted for a memorial bench.

DeStasio, Kenneth Michael
May 2, 1940 - April 16, 2013
Age 72 of Oakdale. Preceded in death by parents and wife Margaret. Survived by daughters, Kim (Ron) Shelafoe, Dawn (Scott) Andrus; son, Jeff; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many other family and friends.  Mass of Christian Burial 12pm Monday April 22 at Transfiguration Church, 6133 15th St N, Oakdale. Visitation 2hr prior at 10am.  Interment at Union Cemetery in Maplewood. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred.

Dampier, Joan Irma (nee Swanson)
December 20, 1946 - April 14, 2013
Age 46 of Wayzata.

Schuster, Joseph Otmar
October 19, 1920 - April 13, 2013
Age 92 of Mendota Heights. Born in St. Paul to parents Joseph and Elizabeth Thell Schuster, survived by wife Betty of 43 years, children Noelle Follen (Doug), Mark Schuster, Carol Weisbecker (Jim), Paul Schuster, Polly Schuster, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Son Joe Schuster preceded him in death. Schools, St. Francis de Sales, Cretin High, United States Merchant Marine Academy of 1945, U of MN 1948 BS ME, Lt. Jg USNR, Second Assistant Engineer US Coast Guard, licensed unlimited horsepower. Joe's most notable wartime experience during winter months of WWII was to Murmansk Russia when the casualty rate was at its highest. Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 AM, Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at the Historic Church of St. Peter in Mendota. Burial following Mass, at Fort Snelling Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Church of St. Peter.

Varone, Charles John
October 31, 1954 - April 12, 2013
Age 58 of Minneapolis. Preceded in death by mother, Patricia Nelson. Survived by father, John (Tootie) Varone; sisters, Terri (John) Bratt, Katie (Randy) Derauf and five nephews. Private family memorial.

Chatwood Jr., Frank Edward
March 2, 1969 - April 11, 2013
Age 44 of Minneapolis. Funeral service Friday, April 19 at 1:00 P.M., with visitation 1 hour prior, at True Vine Missionary Baptist Church, 2369 Thomas Ave. N, Minneapolis. Private interment.

Meyer, Debra Kay (nee Walters)
May 22, 1955 - April 11, 2013
Age 57 of St. Cloud, originally of Glendive, MT.

Canfield, Robert Asa
September 23, 1926 - April 11, 2013
Age 86 of Apple Valley, originally of Luverne, MN.

Henning, Barbara Jean (nee Mendenhall)
December 28, 1943 - April 11, 2013
Age 69 of Lexington, MN. Inurnment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Johnson, Robert Biorn
April 23, 1928 - April 9, 2013
Age 84 of Minneapolis. Preceded in death by parents, Henry & Mildred; sons, Jim, Tom, Bob, & Don. Survived by wife, Lucille; daughter, Kathie (Joe) Cantazaro; son, Steve; granddaughters, Melanie & Amy: great-granddaughters, Alison, Victoria, Kendall; family & friends. Open house celebrating his life 4/27 Hopkins Activity Ctr., 33 14th Ave. No., 2-4 PM. Military honors & burial at Ft. Snelling.

Nelson, August Louis
January 9, 1948 - April 7, 2013
Age 65 of Rockford, MN.

Kilbourne, Philip Edwin
March 27, 1952 - April 6, 2013
Age 61 of St. Paul, MN made a graceful exit Saturday, April 6, the second anniversary of his cancer diagnosis. Preceded in death by parents, Phyllis Jane Chamberlain and Philip Alward Kilbourne, step-father, Jack Middlebrook, and step-brother, John Middlebrook. Survived by wife of 16 years (friend for 45), Marysue Moses; step-daughter, Eliza Swanson; siblings, Kathy DiVittorio, Tom (Joan) Kilbourne, Anne (Amos) Hamilton, and Peter Kilbourne; and many nephews, nieces, cousins, aunts, uncles and "outlaws" from the Kilbourne/ Moses extended family. A brilliant and accomplished actor, an eloquently entertaining writer, and a comic genius, Phil earned his BFA from Boston University and his MFA from The Ohio State University. He performed in hundreds of plays, mostly in Massachusetts and the Twin Cities, where he was named Best Actor 2005 by City Pages. Phil persevered through the challenges of metastatic melanoma with acerbic wit and grit. His kind heart, amazing intellect, deep, loud voice, culinary expertise and spontaneous sense of the absurd will be sorely missed by family, friends, colleagues and fans. Memorial donations preferred to CaringBridge, Jungle Theater, Penumbra Theatre, or St. Croix Hospice. Memorial celebration will be on Monday, June 10, 2013, 7 PM, Jungle Theater, Minneapolis.

Hendricks, James Phillip
July 12, 1961 - April 5, 2013
Age 51 of St. Paul, MN.

Johnson, Jean Florence (nee Bowers)
January 7, 1921 - April 5, 2013
Age 92 of Bloomingtonand SE Mpls. Preceded by her sister, Frances Miller. Jean was called the "Energizer Bunny" by family and friends. She had many medical problems but kept "going and going." She organized many a family and friend get- together. She remembered everyone's birthday with a card (and a lot of cakes.) She was the picture taker at all events, leaving us with many memories. She will be missed by many but especially by her husband of 72 years, Bjorn; also survived by daughter, Karen Larson; sons, Ross (Sharon) and Eric (Laurie); 7 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews, including her sister's children, Anne, Mark, Chad, Laura and Jane. Visitation 10-11 AM, Service at 11 AM, Saturday, April 13, 2013 at Peace Lutheran Church, 8600 E. Bush Lake Rd., Bloomington.

Pautz, Lee Arthur
June 14, 1984 - April 4, 2013
Age 28 of New Richmond, WI .

Hoy, Loren James
September 25, 1957 - April 3, 2013
Age 55 of Brooklyn Park, MN. Inurnment at Oakley Cemetery in Littlefork, MN.

Derks, John Anthony
January 15, 1962 - April 2, 2013
Age 51 of St. Paul, MN. Passed away April 2nd at his home in St. Paul in the loving arms of his family: wife, Kerrie; parents, George and Lila; daughter, Jamie Slater; twin brother, James (Jesse); sisters Shari (Rick) Limoges, Julie (Mike) Gaertner, Wendy (Bob) Kliewer. Also survived by stepsons, Max, Shane, and Josh Tismer; 3 grandchildren, 3 nieces, 4 nephews, and too many endless friends to mention. He was preceded in death by his mother Mary Hieb. A memorial "Ride" to be announced at a later date. Love, Honor, and Respect... Always

Corts, Maylo Estrada
June 13, 1938 - April 2, 2013
Age 74 of Grant, MN, originally of Almeria, Spain.

Brown, Laurel Phyllis (nee Johnson)
July 5, 1914 - April 2, 2013
Age 98 of White Bear Lake, MN. Inurnment at Morningside Memorial Gardens in Coon Rapids, MN.

Johnson, John Henry
February 14, 1918 - April 1, 2013
Age 95 of St. Paul. Funeral service Saturday, April 6 at 12:00 P.M., with visitation 1 hour prior, at Wayman AME Church, 1221 - 7th Ave. N, Minneapolis, MN 55411 (612-374-4711). Private interment.

Oltman, Mara Lee (nee Tait)
January 12, 1952 - March 31, 2013
Age 61, of Mahtomedi, died gently on March 31, 2013, after living well and bravely with kidney cancer since 2007. Mara was born in Ashland, WI on January 12, 1952, the daughter of Keith D. and Lois (Thoreson) Tait. In addition to raising three sons, Mara enjoyed a houseful of daycare children for 16 years. She loved horses (learning to ride at age 8), dogs, eagles, feeding and watching the many birds in her back yard, scaring off the crows, good loud music (be it rock, classical, or country), being with her family and close friends, watching Grey's Anatomy, and reading a really good novel. Mara is survived by her husband Dennis; sons Troy, Casey, and Joe; brothers Scott and Mike Tait; special niece Shonda Baggett, and other relatives and friends whose love so helped and supported her these last years. Mara was preceded in death by her parents. A heartfelt thank you to The Affirming Life Support group, Mara's stage 4 women's group, who she was with since 2009, and the St. Mark's Cancer Conqueror's group who she was with since the beginning. You all made it possible for Mara to hang in there when the times got tough, and cheered with her when times were good. Bless every one of you. Memorials preferred to St. Mark's Lutheran Church in North St. Paul, MN, or the HealthEast Affirming Life Retreat Fund at HealthEast Foundation, St. Paul, MN. Memorial service, Friday, April 5, 11 AM at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 2499 N. Helen St., North St. Paul, with a gathering one hour prior to the service at the church.

Burns, Brenda Elizabeth (nee McMahon)
November 9, 1953 - March 31, 2013
Age 59 of Boonville, MO, passed away in St. Paul.

Klemmer, DeAnn Marjori (nee DuBois)
July 11, 1966 - March 31, 2013
Age 46 of St. Paul. Beloved Wife, Mother and Grandmother Passed away peacefully in her St. Paul home, at the age of 46, surrounded by her loving family on March 31st, 2013. Preceded by sister, Doris. Survived by mother, Georgia; husband, Don; five children, Tony, Justin, Erica, Adam, and Hannah; siblings, Jack, Rob, David, Duane, Debbie, Darla; grandchildren, Jalena and Mason; special friend, Cheri; and many other family and friends. Memorial Mass 10AM, Monday, April 8th at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 261 8th St. E St. Paul.

Garcia, Emily Sala
May 28, 1916 - March 26, 2013
Age 96 of Chaska, originally of Cebu City, Philippines

Dearring, James William
March 29, 1950 - March 25, 2013
Age 62 of Coon Rapids went home to be with the Lord and Mercy Hospital surrounded by his family on March 25, 2013. James was born March 29th, 1950 in Bloomington Indiana to Melvinf. Claybrook and Corine (Nee: Dearring) Claybrook.
James is survived by Sons; Michael (Julie) Dearring, Darren Dearring all of Minnetonka, MN, Kevin Berens of Richfield, MN. Daughters; Tomika (Elijah) Dearring Muhammad of Illinois, Jaquita Berens of Lincoln, NE, Tiffany Sheets of Illinois. Brother; Melvin (Mattie) Claybrook of Racine, Wisconsin. Sisters; Karen (Robert Halliburton) Claybrook, Tonia Claybrook, Susan Claybrook and Cathi Goodwin all of Bloomington, Indiana. Beloved ex-wife Diana Dearring and Grandchildren; Riley, Jalen, Dailee, Devyn Dearring, Elijah Dearring Muhammad, Jada Moore, Ashia, Mario Rhodes, Kevin C. Berens. Special Friends; Fraizer (Jerri) Searcy and James (Mattie) Cushenberry.
His parents Melvin F. Claybrook and Corine D Claybrook and niece Stephanie Claybrook preceded him in death.
Memorial service Thursday, March 28 at 11:00 A.M., at Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, 3355 N. 4th Street, Minneapolis. Repast to follow at church.

Anderson, Karren Rae (nee Kaster)
May 25, 1945 - March 23, 2013
Age 68 of Minneapolis. Loving Mother and Grandmother Passed proud and strong, on Sunday, March 24th. She is survived by her daughter, Theresa Froelich (Joseph); her son; Brian Huff (Yvonne); her grandchildren, Christopher, Ryan, Alexander, Molly & Jacqueline; her great grandson, Dexter. Also survived by her brothers, Larry, Gary & Jerry; her sisters, Linda, Wendy, Ramona, Rebecca & Rose; her stepsister Georgia, along with many other family and friends. Karren's wishes were for no funeral service to be held. A celebration of her life will be held at the North St. Paul VFW on Saturday, April 13th, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

O'Neal, Robert Gene
September 11, 1948 - March 23, 2013
Age 64 of Minneapolis, passed away at home on Sat., Mar. 23, 2013 surrounded by those who loved him. Born in Hollywood, AL on September 11, 1948. Preceded in death by his parents, Robert D. and Lilian King O'Neal and many of his siblings. Bob was Arlene Chosas' life partner for 22yrs. He volunteered 18 yrs at the Catholic Charities Branch One food shelf. He made many friends in the neighborhood and at the food shelf over the years. He is considered a member of the Chosa family and was called "Uncle Bob" by the younger family members. He will be missed by all of us. A heartfelt thanks to the Allina Hospice staff for their wonderful help. Services will be held TODAY, Fri., Mar. 29, 3PM at MTC Bldg., 1308 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis.

LaFosse, Marcella Louise (nee Parenteau)
December 29, 1935 - March 22, 2013
Age 77 of White Bear Lake, MN. Welcomed into the Kingdom of Heaven by our Lord and Savior on March 22, 2013, Marcella joins her first husband, Arthur Sutton; parents, LeRoy & Louise Parenteau; sister, Carol Miller; brother, LeRoy E. Parenteau; brother-in-law, Bernard Morency; niece, Linda Fuller; and nephew, Kris Parenteau. Survived by her husband, Roy LaFosse; brothers, Richard Parenteau (Marge), Raymond Parenteau (Jane); sisters, Madeline Morency-Jantz (Allan), Sarah Berguetski (George), Teresa Bain, Anita Flynn (David); and many nieces and nephews. Marce was a member of the WBL American Legion for many years, attended WBL High School, and St. Mary of the Lake Elementary. A Mass of Christian Burial celebrating Marcella's life will be held at St. Mary of the Lake Church, White Bear Lake, gathering 10-11 a.m., Mass at 11 a.m., lunch to follow, on Wednesday, March 27. Memorials to the family preferred. Private interment.

Mouser, Marlys Ann (nee Rethlake)
April 16, 1937 - March 21, 2013
Age 75 of Northfield, MN, died unexpectedly on March 21, 2013. Marlys had a strong faith in the Lord, and was active in the Catholic community around Northfield. She was an extraordinary musician; known for "keeping the beat" with her late husband, Joe. Marlys will be missed by her son, Kelly James (Carrie) Daoust; granddaughters, Chloe & Ava; sisters, Beatrice (Howard) Wallmow & Jeanene Rethlake; brother, Bruce Rethlake; nieces & nephews; other loving relatives and friends. Preceded by her parents, Bernie and Florence; brother, Charles Gregory; sisters-in-law, Mary and Darlene. Memorials preferred to the family. Inurnment Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. Memorial mass will be celebrated on Sat., April 6, 11 AM at Church of the Annunciation, 4996 Hazelwood Ave., Northfield, MN.

Hellrigel, James Francis
February 2, 1954 - March 20, 2013
Age 59, of Minneapolis.

Plohasz, Todd Chester
June 9, 2013 - March 20, 2013
Age 56, of Ham Lake, died peacefully with family by his side on March 20, 2013. He is now in the arms of his loving God and Savior. Survived by loving wife of 34 years, Mary; children, Leslie Frieling, Cory (Katie), Nate (Katelyn); grandchildren, Dylan, Ella, Brennan, Avery, Evan; father, Chet; siblings, Stephanie (Doug) Jewett, Kelly (Larry) Vortherms, Becky (Scott) Larkin, Carrie (Randy) Clepper, Glenn (Tara); nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and friends. Preceded by his mother, Yvonne. Celebration of Life service will be held on Tue., 3/26, at 11 am at Family of Christ Lutheran Church, 16435 Polk St NE, Ham Lake. A gathering for friends and family will take place on Mon., 3/25 from 6-8 pm at Family of Christ. If desired, memorials may be directed to donor's choice. A private interment will be held at a later date.

Thomas, Charlotte Roberta (nee Simpson)
September 2, 1948 - March 18, 2013
Age 64 of Minneapolis. Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Swanson, Donald Willard
December 29, 1930 - March 18, 2013
Age 82 of Inver Grove Heights. Preceded in death by his parents, Violet and Reuben; sisters, Ruby, Delores, Marie; brother, Earl; and son, Steve (Kim). Survived by beloved wife, Barbara; children, Connie (Steve), Kathy (Al), Colleen (Bruce), Patty, Richard (Mandie); grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and other family members and extended family Chuck, Cathi and Eric. Served in the US Army 1948-69, followed with a teaching career at Brown College and Collins College with the Swanson building being named in his honor.

Rucker, William Joseph
December 1, 1941 - March 17, 2013
Age 71 of St. Paul.

Davis, Baxter William
January 8, 1964 - March 17, 2013
Age 49 of St. Louis Park. Funeral service Wednesday, March 27 at 12:00 P.M., with visitation 1 hour prior, at True Vine Missionary Baptist Church, 2639 Thomas Ave. N, Minneapolis, MN. Interment at Gethsemane Cemetery in New Hope.

Pederson, Christine (nee Fairbanks)
September 5, 1937 - March 17, 2013
Age 75 of St. Paul, passed away peacefully on Sunday March 17, 2013, after a 4 year struggle with leukemia. Christine was born in Deer River Minnesota and attended school at the Flandreau Indian School. At various times in her life, she lived on the Leech Lake Indian Reservation, in Minneapolis, in Greenbush, and in Redwood City, California. She enjoyed shopping at thrift stores and going to the casino. She walked daily, and could often be spotted wearing a leopard print scarf or sequined hat. She expressed her observations on life with a repertoire of irreverent and humorous sayings. Christine was preceded in death by her mother Jesse Lyons, brothers Leonard Fairbanks and Alfred Lyons, and sister Eleanor Wilson. She is survived by her brother Ted Lyons, her children Duane Fairbanks, Maryanna Harstad, Michael Pederson, Cheryl Pederson, Dwight (Valerie) Pederson, and grandchildren Eli, Aaron, Louisa and Madison. Wake service will be on Wednesday March 20 at 7:30 pm with dinner to follow. Funeral mass will be held Thursday March 21 at 10 am. Both will be at Gichitwaa Kateri Church, 3045 Park Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55407. Interment will be at a later date in northern Minnesota. Memorials preferred to the Dorothy Day Center in St. Paul, Minnesota or to the family.

Trotter, Edith Emily (nee Parrish)
February 10, 1936 - March 16, 2013
Age 77 of Burnsville.

Swanson, Kathy Ann (nee Weinhandl)
March 2, 1960 - March 16, 2013
Age 53, of Minneapolis.

Gant, Robert Holt
July 10, 1927 - March 15, 2013
Age 85, of Apple Valley.

Kelm, Judith Annette (nee Johnson)
September 12, 1941 - March 14, 2013
Age 71, of Red Wing.

Iverson, Kieth Wayne
September 1, 1935 - March 14, 2013
Age 77, of Roseville, MN. Survived by sister, Ruth Buege; brother, Harold (Marlys) Iverson; son, Thor Iverson; step-son, Michael (Karen) Alcott; step-daughter, Vicki Hernandez; brother-in-law, Gerald (Shirley) Smith; Bruce Smith; sister-in-law, Janice and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by wife, Sharon Alcott-Iverson; parents, Alfred and Benora (Halvorson) Iverson of Mahnomen MN; brother, Tarjei; sisters, Berniece Young, Audrey Wille, Sigrid Schulstad. Graveside Service at Fort Snelling National Cemetery on Wednesday, March 27, 10:45AM, Assembly area #4.

Peterson, Goodrich Allen
March 27, 1923 - March 13, 2013
Age 89, of Big Lake, passed away March 13, 2013. A Marine veteran of WWII, he also drove one of the first U.S. Highway Post Office buses out of the Twin Cities area, and was a longtime driver for Jefferson Lines, who enjoyed playing his banjo and harmonica in a traveling polka band in his early years. Preceded in death by his parents and brother, Carl. Survived by his loving wife and caretaker, Margaret; sons, Gary (Virginia) Peterson, Edward Peterson, and Bradley (Lynn) Peterson; daughter, Lisa (Frank) Fuller; brother, Leroy Peterson; granddaughters, Amber, Chelsea, Courtney, Leanne, and Sarah; grandsons, Kevin, Daniel, and Scott; great-grandson, Liam; and 13 nieces and nephews. Memorial service 11 AM Wednesday, March 20th, at Saron Lutheran Church, 311 Lake Street South (Highway 25), Big Lake, MN, 55309.

Kamp, Susan Merrie (nee Gustafson)
July 5, 1953 - March 13, 2013
Age 59, of Andover, went home to Jesus on March 13, 2013. Preceded in death by parents, Walter and Shirley Gustafson. Susie was dedicated to serving her Savior and had a warm embrace for everyone she met. She is survived by husband of 33 years, Phil; daughters, Kelley (Mike) Koonce, Kendra (Josh) Bennett; sister, Julie (John) Dale; brother, W. Dave (Pat) Gustafson; many grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. Celebration of Susie's life Sunday, April 14, 2013, 3-6 PM at Coon Rapids City Center, 11155 Robinson Drive, Coon Rapids. Memorials preferred to the donor's favorite charity.

Soria, Christobal Miguel
October 3, 1976 – March 13, 2013
Age 36, of Hayward, WI.

Tamba, John Gbanyah
August 8, 1946 – March 13, 2013
Age 66, of Paynsesville - Pipeline Community, Montserrado, Liberia. Funeral service Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 1:00 P.M., with visitation 1 hour prior, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, 7025 Halifax Ave. N, Brooklyn Center, MN 55429. Interment at Mound Cemetery in Brooklyn Center.

Selb, Bruce Joel
March 12, 1947 – March 12, 2013
Bruce was born in Camden, NJ to Joe and Vera Mowery Selb. He graduated Glasboro State University with a degree in Mathematics. While working at Fischer- Porter Engineering he met his wife,  Linda Mann Selb and in 1976 they were married and have resided in Burnsville, MN since 1985. Survived by his wife, Linda, sister Sheryl Staszewski, and lots of nieces and nephews. Through the years he worked for Foxboro Inc, in marketing, Sprint and U.S.West( Quest) as a cell tower technician and radio frequency Engineer . While at US West he was chosen to go to the Salt Lake Olympics. Through his work he helped shape the wireless industry in its early days and paved the way for today's communication. He had an appetite to learn and was passionate to read all he could. He was a member of various professional organizations. As an avid fan of railroading both model and real he joined local RR clubs and national groups. He loved fixing things and valued his health. Bruce became a board member at  Wescott's Friends of the Library, an AARP Tax aide, a tutor in Burnsville's GED program, a volunteer in all aspects of " Good in the Hood " at Cedar Crest Church, a technician at Oak Grove Church and a coach with Richfield duo language school's Lego League. He thaught 4th and 5th graders how to build and program Lego Robots to do various tasks in a yearly competition. He loved his team and they him, especially after winning this complex task with a #2 over all. Bruce will be dearly missed by all.

Ducklow, Ralph Merton
April 10, 1936 – March 9, 2013
Age 76, of River Falls, WI, passed away peacefully, surrounded by loving family, on March 9 at United Hospital in St. Paul. He was the first of eight children born to Merton and Esther (Beckwith) Ducklow on April 10, 1936, in Spring Valley, Wis. He spent his childhood growing up in Spring Valley, graduating from Spring Valley High School in 1955. He loved all sports, but basketball was his favorite. He served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Lake Champlain. In 1957, he married Joan M. Ingli. They made their home in River Falls, raising their three daughters. He spent his career working for the U.S. Postal Service delivering mail on the west side of River Falls, retiring in 1991 after 31 years. Joan passed away in 1996. In 2004, he married Virginia Lofgren. He enjoyed so many things including a good cup of coffee, fishing, old cars, old trains, his garden, bird watching, tinkering, woodworking, the Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Twins, and spending time with his family and friends. His biggest passion and pride was the many years spent following his grandsons excel in wrestling. He was definitely the social butterfly of the family. There was no such thing as a stranger to him. Ralph was the "Jack of all Trades." There wasn't anything that he couldn't do. He was always right there to help anyone who needed help. He was a wonderful man, very fun-loving with a heart of gold, a great father and a terrific grandfather and great-grandfather, and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his wife Joan; father Merton; stepfather, Adolph Norderhaug; brother Arlan; great-granddaughter Leilana; and best friend, Jim Rutherford. Surviving are his mother, Esther Norderhaug; wife Virginia and her daughter, Megan Lofgren (Paul Hanten); his daughters, Debra, Darla (Tom) Goulette, Deann Crain (Ed Cernohous); grandchildren, Stacia (Layne) Hetrick, Nathan Goulette, Shana Crain (Marshall Castano), Ross Crain, Kyle Crain, Shelby Ducklow; great-grandchildren Alexis, Peyton, Rosalyn; brothers Wayne (Mary Jo), Tom (Connie), Roger (Peggy); sisters, Janet (Michael) Crowell, Wanda (Victor) Strobush, Angela Ducklow (Michael Kopesky); many nieces and nephews; a countless number of friends; and his puppies, Brandy and Daisy. His memory will live on in our lives forever. Please join us in a celebration of his life at 12 p.m. Saturday, March 16, with visitation from 10 a.m.-12 p.m., at the First Congregational Church in River Falls. The remains of Ralph and Joan will be buried together at 9 a.m. Saturday in Greenwood Cemetery per their wishes.

Rogers, Shawn C.
August 15, 1950 – March 9, 2013
Age 62, of Falcon Heights, MN. Woodworker, gizmologist, and musician who sang for the sake of the song, died March 9, 2013 at age 62. He is survived by his wife, Brenda; son, Charlie MartinRogers and family (Nicole and Nova); daughter, Alana Deranek and family (John, Beverly, and Leo); father Merle Rogers, and sisters Sara (Louis Kuhry), Tessie (Clint Smith), and Elizabeth (Walter Kading). He was preceded in death by his mother, Beverly Rogers. Memorial gathering at Vergas Community Center on Saturday, 3/16/2013 at 2:00 PM.

Harper, Demetrius Lee
April 7, 1980 – March 8, 2013
Age 32, of Minneapolis. Funeral service TBD.

Thighman, Alfred
March 10, 1924 – March 7, 2013
Age 88, of St. Paul, passed away on March 7th. Funeral 11am Fri. March 15th at Mount Olivet Baptist Church, 451 Central Ave W, St. Paul. Visitation 1hr prior at 10am. Interment at Oakland Cemetery.

Smelker, Dr. Edwin William
July 23, 1924 – March 7, 2013
Age 88 of Falcon Heights, MN.

Lindblade, Victoria Ann "Vicki"
July 6, 1951 – March 7, 2013
Age 61 of St. Paul. One of those who Midas touched. She walked this life with grace and courage. Serene in the surety of her journeys final destination. She "lives" in our hearts forever. "Turn your heavenly clocks back ten minutes big guy." Survived by siblings, Glendon, Bill, Dottie, Val (Dave) Johnson; and many loving relatives and friends. Preceded by her parents, Glen and Florence; and Frank Foltz. Vicki was a long-time owner/operator of Open Hands on St. Clair Ave in St. Paul. Memorials will be used for the Church of the Open Door Haiti Fund. Interment at Oakland Cemetery, Marine on St. Croix, MN. Funeral service will be held on Tue., March 12, 11AM at North Heights Lutheran Church, 2701 Rice St., Roseville, MN, with a gathering one hour prior to the service at church. A heartfelt thanks to HealthEast Hospice, the Affirming Life Group, and Dr. Petryk and his staff.

Mundy, Robert Brian
October 16, 1964 – March 6, 2013
Age 48 of Minneapolis, originally of Belcourt, ND. Funeral services to be held in North Dakota.

Waldron, Dorothy Mae (nee Bruner)
August 11, 1924 – March 4, 2013
Age 88 of Arden Hills, originally of Amery, WI. Loving and supportive mother and grandmother, exceptional cook and gardener, and avid angler, peacefully departed this life at the age of 88 on Mon. March 4, 2013.  Born in Amery, WI, the third of 8 children, she is survived by her children, Pamela and Michael; grandchildren, Stephanie, Andrew and wife Rona, and Michael and partner Tim; 3 siblings, Roy, Mary Anne and Eva. Dorothy will be remembered for the unconditional love and support she provided for her family, and for her quiet strength and independent spirit. Never one to sit still - following her retirement from Honeywell in 1988 - she continued to enjoy walking, bicycling, golfing, cross country skiing and canoeing.  Aside from her farm in Wisconsin, The Raptor Center and the Como Park Arboretum were two of her favorite places. She ushered for Prairie Home Companion, volunteered at the Shoreview Community Center, and delivered Meals on Wheels. Dorothy enjoyed time with friends and cherished her gourmet group of four, which met for 30 years to share food, music and theatre. She loved birds - especially loons, cardinals and eagles - and always kept her feeders full. She was an amazing cook and had perfected art with chocolates, much to her family's delight. She will always be loved and greatly missed. A celebration of her life will take place in Amery on the occasion of her 89th birthday in August 2013, details to be announced.

Vanderwaal, Robert Elwood
November 10, 1926 – March 4, 2013
Age 86 of Centerville, MN.

Walker, Clifton Germaine
June 14, 1975 – March 1, 2013
Age 37 of St. Paul. Funeral service Wednesday, March 13 at 1:00 P.M, with visitation 1 hour prior, at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 285 Dale St. N, St. Paul. Private Interment.

Cran, Ruby Lorraine
August 30, 1943 – March 1, 2013
Age 69 of Maplewood. Passed from a long bout with cancer. A beloved, bright, sympathetic person whose direct style and great sense of humor secured her a place as, her sister Wanda put it, "the rock of the family." Survived by son, Michael Allemani; siblings, Gordon and Dave Cran, Wanda Kleschult, Delight Oberg and Chris Karlstad. Also survived by "daughter/grandson" Amy/Eben Robideaux. Memorial Service @ 2PM this Saturday @ 1st United Methodist Church, 813 W. Myrtle, Stillwater, MN 55082. Donations Amer. Cancer Soc.

Fitzwater, Gina Jo
August 2, 1972 – March 2, 2013
Age 40 of Ham Lake, MN.

Powers, George Michael
September 23, 1918 – March 2, 2013
Age 94 of Buffalo, MN.

Swanson, Steven Donald
April 9, – March 2, 2013
Age 94 of Buffalo, MN.

Schneider, Richard Charles "Duke"
July 8, 1934 – March 1, 2013
Age 78 of Oakdale, MN (formerly of West St. Paul) Duke passed away peacefully March 1st, 2013 from complications of esophageal cancer while surrounded by family. Preceded in death by his beloved wife Joyrene, siblings Louie, and Virginia. He is survived by daughters Cookie (Jerry) Heroff, Judy James and Mari Schneider. He was a wonderful grandpa and great-grandpa. Grandchildren: Jerry Heroff (Lisa), Michelle Plautz (Arthur), Jeff Heroff (Melisa) and Stephanie Volna (Andrew). Great-grandchildren: Aubrielle, Josh and Jake Heroff; Emilee, Isabelle, Sophia and Ava Plautz; Jada and Elena Heroff; Max, Ulysses and Zoe Volna. Duke was born and raised in West St. Paul and attended Humboldt High School, where he excelled at hockey (State and Regional Champions 1951- 1953). He played football and was honored to be inducted into the Humboldt Hall of Fame. Duke was an avid sports fan and outdoorsman. He was an active member of the YMCA for over 25 years, where he had many friends. Duke enjoyed boating on the St. Croix River, fishing at Mille Lacs, salmon fishing in Alaska and spending time with his family. He was loved dearly and will be in our hearts forever. Mass of Christian burial Wednesday, March 6th at 11 a.m. Visitation 1 hour prior at St. Matthews Catholic Church, 490 Hall Ave., St. Paul, MN 55107. Luncheon to follow.

Armit, Debra Lee (nee Omundson)
July 23, 1956 – March 1, 2013
Age 56 of St. Paul.

Bloomer, Richard James
January 15, 1945 – March 1, 2013
Age 85 of St. Paul.

Lamers, Arnold Joseph "Opa"
March 23, 1927 – February 28, 2013
Age 85 of St. Paul. Passed away peacefully on Feb. 28, 2013. Survived by his children, Irmbert, Ronald, Rita (Paul) Frenz, Arnold (Cheryl), Edna (David) Ulrich, and David; 22 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; siblings, Erna, Hilda, Joe (Edith), Inge, and Bernie (Don); and many loving relatives and friends. Preceded by his wife, Selma. Arnold was the ultimate handyman and owned and operated a construction company known as Home Remodeling. His love of soccer, chocolate, and cigars was overshadowed only by his love of God and family. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Alzheimer's Association (alz.org). Interment Acacia Park Cemetery. Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, Mar. 7, 10 AM, at The Church of St. Mark, 2001 Dayton Avenue St. Paul, MN. Visitation on Wednesday, Mar. 6, 5-8 PM, at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, 5425 11th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN.

Ford, Keith Harrison
March 19, 1935 – February 28, 2013
Age 77, of Forest Lake, MN. Passed away peacefully on Feb. 28, 2013. He is survived by his loving wife, Doreen; children, Mark, Chad (Terri), Teri (Rich) Hanson, and Sandi; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and other loving relatives and friends. Private family inurnment at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery.

Stenson-Hansen, Carrie Britton (nee Stenson)
September 18, 1961 – February 26, 2013
Age 51, of Corcoran, MN. Passed away peacefully on February 26, 2013 after a 14-month battle with ovarian cancer. Preceded in death by sister- in-law, Tracy Stenson. She will be greatly missed by her husband, Troy Hansen; stepchildren, Bryce Hansen and Breahna Downer; mother, Judy Patterson (Stenson); father, Richard Stenson; in-laws, Darwyn & Patricia Hansen; siblings, Kitty Onan and Rick Stenson; nephews, David and Charlie Onan; nieces, Rachel, Skylar and Ryleigh Stenson. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to MN Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MOCA).

Swanson, Donel Gustavus
March 7, 1931 – February 25, 2013
Age 81, of Minneapolis, MN. Also known as Don Swani, age 81, died on February 25th, 2013 at Our Lady of Peace Home in St. Paul. Mr. Swanson is survived by eight of his children, Kathryn, Virginia, James, Elizabeth, Barbara, Amy, Robert and Angela. He also leaves behind sixteen grandchildren and three great- grandchildren. Sadly, Don was preceded in death by his daughter, Deborah and his sons, Gregory and Thomas. Don served in the Army and received the Purple Heart, as well as a battlefield promotion to Second Lieutenant. Don's multiple careers in music, the Post Office and his Christian ministry were all characterized by his single- minded focus and constant pursuit and delight of excellence. Services will be held this Saturday, 3/02/2013 at 11:30 am at the Fort Snelling Chapel with visitation beginning at 10:30 am. Mr. Swanson will be interred at the Lakewood Cemetery.

Lodge, Wesley Albert
April 12, 1933 – February 23, 2013
Age 79, of Maplewood, passed away peacefully with family by his side on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. Avid outdoorsman, Twins fan, and most importantly family man. Will be greatly missed by loving wife of 57 years, Audrey; children, David (Bonnie), Michael (Shelley), Laura (Timothy) Schultz; grandchildren, Marie (Tim) Henrichs, David, Jr., Ryan and Ashley Brantner; and 6 great-grandchildren; brother, Robert (Marie), sister, Betty Swenson; brother-in-law, Tony (Geri) Kowski; sister-in-law, Dorothy Lodge; and many relatives and friends. Preceded by his parents, Walter and Gladys; siblings, Wallace, Dean, and Joan Ness. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Health East Hospice or Blessed Sacrament Church. Many thanks to the caring staff at The Pillars and the hospice team. Private Inurnment Roselawn Cemetery. Memorial Mass will be held on Sat., March 2nd, 10:30AM with a gathering one hour prior all at Blessed Sacrament Church, 1801 E Lacrosse Ave, St. Paul, MN 55119.

Hysten, Christine Margaret (nee Colton)
January 20, 1952 – February 22, 2013
Age 61, of Minneapolis. Funeral service Monday, March 4 from 12-2:00 PM, with visitation 1 hour prior, at True Vine Missionary Baptist Church, 2639 Thomas Ave. N, Minneapolis, MN. Private interment.

Steele, Margie Arlene (nee Thomas)
January 8, 1938 – February 22, 2013
Age 75, of Minneapolis.

Hart, Jennifer Michelle (Maryan Chivers; nee Byrd)
February 20, 1947 – February 20, 2013
Age 66, of Minneapolis, passed away peacefully on Wednesday February 20, 2013, of diabetic complications, her family was by her side. Preceded in death by her parents, John Byrd Sr. and Nancy Byrd; sister, Betty L. Byrd. Survived by son, Benjamin Chivers III; daughter, Tina Beech (Jacques); son, Kanyama Chivers; grandsons, Isaiah, Michael, Jacques Jr.; brothers, James Byrd, John Jr. Byrd, Charles L. Byrd; sisters, Nancy K. Byrd, Linda Socalingham, Alicean Caskey; many nephews and nieces. Memorial service Friday, March 1, 11 AM, Harvestime Global Ministries, 7308 Aspen Lane N, Brooklyn Park.

Saari, Arne Arnold
March 9, 1929 – February 20, 2013
Age 83, of Alexandria, passed away from a stroke February 20, 2013. Arne was raised on a farm in Cokato. He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Mining Engineering and worked for 3M in St. Paul and Fairmont. In 1974, he bought Fran & Arne's Bar in Garfield which he successfully operated for 25 years. Preceded in death by his wife, Frances, and his sons, Rick and Randy. Survived by his loving companion, Jan Floding; his children, Carla (Michael) Christensen, Robert (Denise) Saari , Cheri (Rod Otten) Saari, and Christi (Gary Roach) Saari; six grandchildren; and one great- grandchild. Public memorial Sat., March 16, 10:30 AM to 12 noon at the Garfield Pub (formerly Fran & Arne's Bar) in Garfield, MN.

Henne, Michael Jacob
November 13, 1942 – February 19, 2013
Age 70, of Plymouth, former owner of Carpet Cons. Survived by wife, Patty; children, Jake, Suzie and Joe. Memorial service Fri., March 1, 11 AM, Living Word Christian Center, Brooklyn Park.

Parker, R. Vonnie
December 7, 1941 – February 19, 2013
Age 71, of Watertown, MN.

Klein, Marion Edward
July 19, 1929 – February 17, 2013
Age 83, of Roseville.

Russell-Reeves, Jessie Bell
November 12, 1958 – February 16, 2013
Age 54, of New Brighton. Funeral service Monday, February 25 at 11:00, with visitation 1 hour prior, at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, 501 W. Lawson Ave., St. Paul. Interment at Elmhurst Cemetery in St. Paul.

Liepke, Rose Marie (nee LoCascio)
May 26, 1919 – February 16, 2013
Age 93, of Fridley. Memorial service Tuesday, February 26 from 6-8 PM, with service at 7:00 PM, at New Brighton Christian Church, 1500 - 29th Ave. NW, New Brighton (651-633-7152). Memorials in lieu of flowers. Private interment later at Sunset Memorial Park in Minneapolis.

Linden, Marjorie Ana (nee Sonenstahl)
March 16, 1923 – February 16, 2013
Age 89, of Minneapolis, was born at the Soo Line Depot in Hamel, MN on March 16, 1923; and died peacefully with family by her side on February 16, 2013. She was known to be joyous, generous, grateful, strong and a lovely independent lady by all that knew her. She has always been a faithful Christian. She also enjoyed her Booth Manor neighbors friendship for over 20 years. Marjorie was a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corp serving during WWII. She will be greatly missed by her surviving children, Robert "Skip" (Linda), Vicki, and Janet; brother, Vernon (Naomi); grandchildren, Robin (Dan), Robert (Katie), Buffy (Don), and William; great-grandchildren, Chelsea, Nick, Grace, Jack, and Jenner. A memorial service will be held to celebrate the full and vibrant life of Marjorie at Historic Fort Snelling Chapel at 11 a.m. on March 15, 2013. Memorials preferred to the family.

Wiegand, Donald Edwin
September 17, 1921 – February 15, 2013
Age 91, of Columbia Heights, originally of Highland Park, MI. Preceded in death by wife, Margaret; and son, Donald Brian. Survived by son, Douglas; daughters, Kathleen and Carolyn; grandchildren, Shawn, Todd, Allison and Kimberly. A private interment will be held in the spring at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Slawick, James Freemont
December 1, 1937 – February 14, 2013
Age 75, of Forest Lake, originally of Lansing, MI.

Vallario, Michael Joseph
November 12, 1958 – February 14, 2013
Age 54, died at home in Brooklyn Park due to complications from MS. Born in Scranton, PA, son of the late Emil N. & Susan (Toplansky) Vallario, he attended grade school and high school in Dunmore, PA, and completed three years at the University of Pittsburg before being diagnosed with MS in 1983. He moved to Minneapolis in 1995 to be closer to his sister. He enjoyed reading emails, being with friends, and going out to the movies. He had a very positive attitude on life even as the MS took away his ability to talk and write emails. A special thank you to Dr. Rosenberg and the nurses and staff at Fairview Riverside Hospital, Caring Nurses Home Care, and Fairview Hospice for their special care for Mike. He is survived by his sister, Lori, and brother-in-law, Jeff Ballantyne; his aunt, Florence Toplansky and cousins, Janet and Michael Toplansky, and Karen Ormiston of CT; cousin, Madeline (John) McMillan, VA, and several other cousins. Visit memorialwebsites.legacy.com to share memories or extend condolences.

Rhy, Diane Marie
November 17, 1944 – February 13, 2013
Age 68, of Roberts, WI.

Mataly, Thelma Noah
March 28, 1938 – February 12, 2013
Age 74, of Brooklyn Park, originally of Harrisburg, Liberia. Funeral service Saturday, March 2 at 11:00 A.M., with visitation 1 hour prior, at True Vine Missionary Baptist Church, 2639 Thomas Ave. N, Minneapolis. Interment at Church of the Living God Cemetery in Kakata, Liberia.

Lorenz, William Joseph
October 12, 1933 – February 11, 2013
Age 79, of Woodbury. Beloved husband, father & grandfather Will be greatly missed by wife of 43 years, Donna; ten children: Cindy (Greg), Mike (Kelly), Lynn, Dan (Denise), Kay (Steve), Kim, Tim (Kerry), Kellie (Chris), Kevin (Noelle), and Michael (Janette); 23 grandchildren: Chris, Jenna, Sara, Alyssa, Megan, Joe, Jessica, Nicole, Jake, Andrew, Ryan, Logan, Billy, Mackenzie, Charlie, Ryley, Molly, Kate, Emma, Ryan, Eric, Janine, Mindy. Bill was a 35 year employee of 3M, a member of the US Marine Corp., an avid golfer and a friend of Bill W. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 16th from 3:30-4:30pm at Woodbury Lutheran Church, 7380 Afton Road, Woodbury 55125. A celebration of Bill's life will be held following the service at 4:30pm with fellowship and a meal at the church. Special thanks to Healtheast Hospice for the excellent care Bill received in his final days. Prayers and memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers. Private interment.

Couture, Cecilia Mabel (nee Condecon)
JulY 19, 1916 – February 11, 2013
Age 96, of Minneapolis, originally of Odanah, WI. Funeral service Thursday, February 14 (4:30 PM) through Friday, February 15 (service at 1:00 PM), at Indian Ministries Center (Gichitwaa Kateri), 3045 Park Ave. S, Minneapolis. Interment at Odanah Cemetery in Old Odanah, WI, with services prior at St. Mary's Church.

MacGregor, Marilynn (McNally, Swanson)
October 7, 1937 – February 10, 2013
Age 75, of Shorewood, MN. Went to her heavenly father on Feb 10, 2013. Preceded in death by mother, Arzelle MacGregor and grandson, Thomas Sheehey. Survived by children, Kelly (Thomas), Nicole & Jecoah Sheehey; Gregory (Cathy), Kari & Paul Swanson; Kimberlee (Steven), Hannah, Joelle & Noah Ross; Wendy (John), Grace, John Jr., Edward, & Stewart Chisham; Cynthia Swanson-Skillings (Paul) & Luke. Born October 7, 1937 in IL. Raised in Fargo, moved to MN. Courageous woman of faith and prayer, known for her open home, heart and hand. She loved volunteer work, gardening, outdoors, family and friends. Memorial Service to be held on Feb. 25 at 3 PM at Wayzata Community Church, 125 Wayzata Blvd E, Wayzata. Memorials preferred to Families Moving Forward or Salvation Army.

Ellis, Earlean
March 28, 1944 – February 8, 2013
Age 68, of Minneapolis, originally of Sallis, MS. Funeral service Tuesday, February 19 at 12:00 P.M., with visitation 1 hour prior, at New Bethel Church, 1115 - 30th Ave. N, Minneapolis (612-521-2670). Interment at Crystal Lake Cemetery in Minneapolis.

Stein, Jeaneane Audrey (nee Abrahamson)
November 26, 1930 – February 7, 2013
Age 82, of Killen, AL, originally of Fosston, MN. Funeral service Wednesday, February 20 at 12:00, with visitation 1 hour prior, at the Salvation Army Noble Worship and Service Center, 10011 Noble Pkwy., Brooklyn Park (763-425-0517). Interment to follow at Mound Cemetery in Brooklyn Center.

King, Roberta
February 12, 1940 – February 7, 2013
Age 72, of Minneapolis, originally of Columbus, OH. Funeral service Thursday, February 14 at 2:00, with visitation 1 hour prior, at New Creation Baptist Church, 1414 E. 48th St., Minneapolis, MN (612-825-6933). Private interment.

Jameison, Richard Earl
March 20, 1937 – February 7, 2013
Age 75, of St. Paul, formerly of Stockton, CA. Passed away on February 7th, 2013. Survived by brother, Ron; sister, Carol; companion, Dorothy Jenkins; children, Sandra, Laura, Norman, Bonnie; grandchildren, Kim (Jay), David, Dan, Shane (Jill), Glenn; great-grandchildren, Theresa (Mike), Angie (Chris), Jesse, Ashlee, Cory, David Jr.; great-great-grandchildren, Riley, Brayden, Alexia, Christopher, Andrew; and many other relatives and friends. Private interment.

Zaic, Cheryl Mae (nee Seaman)
April 19, 1961 – February 7, 2013
Age 51, of St. Croix Falls, originally of Ft. Morgan, CO.

Frazer, Gail Lynn (nee Brown)
November 26, 1946 – February 4, 2013
Age 66, of Minneapolis, who wrote under the pen name of "Margaret Frazer", passed away on Monday night at the age of 66. She is survived by her two sons, Justin Alexander and Seth Gupton; her loving daughters-in-law, and the enduring legacy of her award-winning and nationally bestselling novels and stories. Twenty years ago, Frazer's first novel - The Novice's Tale - was published the same summer that she was first diagnosed with breast cancer. She published her twenty-fifth novel - The Circle of Witches - last December at a time when she was struggling with the fifth recurrence of the cancer. She fought long, she fought stubbornly, and she refused to be defined by the disease which ultimately claimed her life. In her work, she sought the unique pleasure of thoroughly exploring the otherwhen and otherwhere. Frazer grew up in Kewanee, IL, the daughter of Fred and Grace Brown. Her father was a labor attorney and later mayor; her mother was a proud homemaker. Frazer discovered a love of theater and her future husband with the Genesius Guild in Rock Island, IL. She appeared in theatrical productions throughout her life, including essentials roles on the Guthrie Stage and most recently as part of the Complete Readings of William Shakespeare with the American Shakespeare Repertory. She will be interred at Prairie Oaks Memorial Eco Gardens in Inver Grove Heights, MN, amidst the nature and vast open vistas that she loved so dearly during her life. On February 8th there will be a Visitation at 11 AM and a memorial service at 12 PM at the Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel (1 Federal Drive, Minneapolis). Donations in memorial to Heifer International. (driving directions). Interment to follow at Prairie Oaks Memorial Eco-Gardens in Inver Grove Heights.

Koski, Jeffrey Lee
November 18, 1956 – February 4, 2013
Age 56, of River Falls, Wis., born in Superior on Nov. 11, 1956, passed away at 4:30 a.m. Feb. 4, 2013, at at United Hospital in Minneapolis, Minn. He was a conductor for C.P. Railway for 34 years. Jeff is survived by his wife of 35 years Dorene, his three sons Jason (Karen), Adam, and Dustin Koski; his brothers Greg and Larry; his sisters-in-law Mary and Julie Koski, Dianne and Mary Stusek, and Brenda Stratton; his brothers-in-law Bud and Ed Stusek; father-in-law, Bernard Stusek. Jeff was preceded in death by father, Emil Koski, and mother, Elaine Taylor Koski. Memorial service Saturday, February 9 at 12:00 P.M., with visitation 1 hour prior, at Servant of the Shepherd Church, 103 N 4th Street, River Falls, WI (715-425-6910).

Bombeck, Carol May (nee Oestreich)
May 25, 1927 – February 3, 2013
Age 85 of St. Paul, passed away on Feb. 3, 2013. Survived by husband, Roger; children, Sharon (Ron) Weber, Linda Gores, and David; and many other loving family. Memorial gathering will be Thursday, February 7 from 5-7PM and memorial service will be Friday, February 8 at 2PM, Fairmount Avenue United Methodist Church, 1523 Fairmount Ave., St. Paul, MN (651-699-1335). Memorials to the church.

Davis, Adeline Marie (nee Bode)
October 25, 1915 – February 3, 2013
Age 97, of Fifty Lakes, MN, originally of Nicollet, MN. Interment at Cambria Cemetery in Cambria, MN.

Secord, Jan Del "Corky"
March 15, 1940 – February 2, 2013
Age 72 of Norht Minneapolis. Proud member of the B.P.M. Motorcycle Club for 46 years.  Sadly, he passed away surrounded by his family and friends, losing his battle with cancer too soon. Preceded in death by parents, Ed & Alyce. Survived by loving wife of 38 years, Sherri; sons, Todd & Jeffrey (Christina); daughter, Tammie; stepsons, Terry & Troy; grandchildren, Jeremy, Thomas, Sian, Asia, Tyler, Brandon, Marissa; great-grandchild, Adrian; brother, Jerry (Judy); niece, Krista and her boys Brandon & Kingston; many other loving relatives and friends. His passion was the club and the biker life that came with it, but also loved racing stock cars at the local tracks earning the nickname "Harvey Wallbanger." Corky and his cigar will be sadly missed by many. Memorials to the family.  Memorial gathering will be held from 12-2PM with a service beginning at 2PM on Sat. 2/9 at the Praise Assembly of God Church, 4100 Douglas Dr., Crystal, MN. Dress casual and wear black & blue in honor of the club's colors. As it is said here on earth, it will also be in heave, "BPM Forever, Forever BPM."

Stevens, Patrick Michael
December 19, 1937 – January 31, 2013
Age 75, of St. Paul, died surrounded by family and friends after a courageous battle with cancer. Survived by loving wife, Irene Taddiken; children, Colleen Hase (Cory), Russ Taddiken (Lisa), Diane Brewster (Bob), Jan Hunter (Jim), and David Taddiken. Also survived by his 9 siblings, 9 grandchildren and many more family and friends. He will be forever in the hearts of everyone that he has touched. Memorial service will be held on 3/1/13 at 4:30 PM at St. Joan of Arc, Minneapolis.

Petersen, Mary Marie (nee Roettger)
May 18, 1920 – January 31, 2013
Age 92, of Stillwater. Memorial service TBD. Interment at Fairview Cemetery in Stillwater.

Rehberger, Theodore Allen "Ted"
December 14, 1950 – January 30, 2013
Age 62, of Oakdale, Preceded in death by parents, Frank and Rosemary. Very recently preceded by his wife, Michelle, survived by children, Melissa and Eric, brothers Jim (Mary Jo), Frank (Bonnie). Ted will be deeply missed by family and friends. Mass of Christian burial Monday, February 4 @ 11:00 a.m. at St. Bernard's Catholic Church. Visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. Lunch to follow service. Private interment. Memorials to the family in lieu of flowers.

Anderson-Holland, Felicia Denette
August 5, 1970 – January 30, 2013
Age 42, of Minneapolis, originally of St. Louis, MO.

Carlson, Paul Lawrence
June 2, 1945 – January 30, 2013
Age 67, of Red Wing, MN.

Wigal, James Mason
December 1, 1954 – January 29, 2013
Age 58, of Minneapolis, originally of Parkersburg, WV.

Bye, Carolyn Aurora
April 10, 1954 – January 28, 2013
Age 59, of Inver Grove Heights.

Roth, Marlene Ruth
September 30, 1938 – January 28, 2013
Age 74, of Woodbury. Beloved Sister & Aunt Age 74 of Woodbury Passed away peacefully on January 28, 2013. Preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Ruth; brother, Marvin; sister, Betty; & sister-in-law, Dee. Survived by brother, Don (Sandy); and many loving nieces and nephews. Retired in 2001 after 42 years at West Publishing. Special thanks to the "angels" at The Pillars. Memorial Service at later date.

Abud, Alejandro Alhmed
June 4, 1952 – January 27, 2013
Age 60, of Apple Valley, originally of Managua, Nicaragua.

Nordgren, Jeffrey Carl
June 21, 1957 – January 26, 2013
Teed off an eternal game of Golf on Jan. 26, 2013 at the age of 55. Survived by loving wife Joan; children Justine, Tyler; siblings Linda, Joe, John, Jodi and extended family at Metro Mobility and VFW and American Legion in Roseville. Jeff will be remembered for his humor, generosity and endless passion for golf. The family wishes to thank the staff at HealthEast Hospice and Ramsey County Care Center for their compassionate Care. A celebration in Jeff's honor will be held 4-8pm on Sat. Feb. 2 at the VFW in Roseville, 1145 Woodhill Dr., St Paul, MN.

Sailor, Jason Jerrine
July 9, 1970 – January 25, 2013
Age 42, of Minneapolis. Funeral service Monday, February 4 through Tuesday, February 5 at the Indian Ministries Center, 3045 Park Ave. S, Minneapolis. Interment at Calvary Cemetery in White Earth, MN.

Grapp, Anna (nee Sachko)
September 6, 1923 – January 25, 2013
Age 89, of Minneapolis.

Mustin Jr., Sylvester
September 10, 1959 – January 24, 2013
Age 53, of St. Paul.

Zentgraf, Gregory Alan
March 23, 1951 – January 24, 2013
Age 61, of Anoka. Per Gregg's wishes, there will be no service. Please join us for a lunch in his honor on Saturday, February 9 from 11:30 - 2:00 at the Fridley VFW, 1040 Osborne Rd.

Deeter, Marilyn Sue (nee Strait)
February 1, 1930 – January 23, 2013
Age 82, of Inver Grove Heights.

Brown, Mechelle Leondra
November 1, 1979 – January 22, 2013
Age 33, of Minneapolis. Funeral service Tuesday, January 29 at 11:00 A.M., with visitation 1 hour prior, at Shiloh Temple, 1201 W Broadway, Minneapolis. Private interment.

Tabery, Daphne Elosine (nee Strandberg)
December 15, 1926 – January 21, 2013
Age 86, of Eagan.

Hendren Sr., Daniel Leroy
January 20, 1949 – January 20, 2013
Age 64, of Forest Lake. Survived by wife, Maria; children, Maria, Dan Jr, Jeremiah; grandchildren, Christian, Vincent, Maria Lynn, Isabelle, Jacob, Sophia, Madeline; Sisters, Karen, Cheryl, Katherine; Brothers, Ron, Dick, Dennis. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30am Friday at the Church of St. Peter, 1250 Southshore Dr. Forest Lake. Visitation 9am Friday at Roberts Family Funeral Home, 555 SW Centennial Dr., Forest Lake. Interment at Calvary Cemetery in Forest Lake.

Enright, Nancy Rae (nee Gaetzke)
July 15, 1935 – January 20, 2013
Age 77, of Lakeville, passed away January 20, 2013 at Our Lady of Peace Home in St. Paul. She is survived by her husband, Joseph; son, David; daughter, Rachael; grandsons, Mitchell Tompkins and Justin Enright. She served in Lakeville City Government 16 years, 1974-1989, including Lakeville City Council 1981-1989. She will be forever in our hearts. At Nancy's request, there will be no services.

Oppenheim, June Graffin (nee Graffin)
June 5, 1921 – January 20, 2013
Age 91, of St. Paul.

Westbrook, Carlos Laron
January 10, 1976 – January 19, 2013
Age 37, of Minneapolis, originally of Marianna, AR. Funeral service Saturday, January 26 at 12:00 P.M., with visitation 1 hour prior to service, at New Creation Baptist Church, 1414 East 48th St., Minneapolis. Private interment.

Thomas, Cheri Lynn (nee Potter)
July 25, 1967 – January 18, 2013
Age 45, of Minneapolis.

Lindgren, Loretta Lynne (nee Marks)
December 4, 1963 – January 18, 2013
Age 49, of Brooklyn Park. Survived by husband, Clay; daughter, Angela Johnson; granddaughters, Samantha and Peyton; parents, Judy & Tom Marks; sister, Julina & Dan Banks; nephews, Kyle and Sean. Memorial service Sunday 1/27/13 at 2:00 PM in the Community Room of Creekside Gables, 7601 Zane Ave N., Brooklyn Park.

Gagnon, Shirley Ann (nee Stewart)
July 14, 1939 – January 17, 2013
Age 73, of Minneapolis.

Kessel Jr., Gerald W.
July 15,1950 – January 17, 2013
Age 62, of Minneapolis.

Czuprinski, Henry A.
April 22, 1943 – January 15, 2013
Age 69, of Minneapolis.

Ware, Diane Marie (nee Jones)
August 16, 1963 – January 12, 2013
Age 49, of Minneapolis, originally of Parkin, AR. Funeral service Saturday, January 19 at 12:00 P.M., with visitation 1 hour prior, at True Vine Missionary Baptist Church, 2639 Thomas Ave. N, Minneapolis. Interment at Crystal Lake Cemetery in Minneapolis.

Boulanger, Wayne Emerson
February 28, 1959 – January 11, 2013
Age 53, of Hudson, WI, passed away in St. Paul.

Turnage, Carol Jean
February 2, 1962 – January 10, 2013
Age 50, of Minneapolis, originally of Chicago, IL. Funeral service Friday, January 18 at 1:00 P.M., with visitation 1 hour prior at Greater Hope Church of God in Christ, 3737 - 38th Ave. S, Minneapolis. Private Interment.

Schnobrich, Charles Richard
June 7, 1934 – January 10, 2013
Age 78, of Shoreview, originally of New Ulm, MN.Survived by wife, Janet; children, Patrick (Kelly), and Mary; grandchildren, Jeffrey, Alex, Sophie, and Ty. Memorial Mass will be held on Sat., Jan. 19th, 9AM at Church of St. Louis King of France, 506 Cedar St., St. Paul, MN 55101. Private interment at New Ulm City Cemetery in New Ulm, MN.

Doheny, Russell Scott
September 27, 1957 – January 9, 2013
Age 55, of Minneapolis, passed unexpectedly on Jan. 9, 2013. Survived by his daughter, Leyna (Robert) Velzke; son, Scott; 2 grandchildren; siblings, Michael (Mary), Darren (Shannon), and Kurt (Laurie); and other relatives and friends. Graveside Service will be held on Tue., Jan. 15, 10:45AM, Assembly Area #2 at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. Russell is now at peace. 

Johnson, Terry Wayne
October 22, 1958 – January 8, 2013
Age 54, of Minneapolis. Funeral service Wednesday, January 16 at 11:00 A.M., with visitation 1 hour prior, at New Beginnings Tabernacle Church of God in Christ, 125 Congress St. E, St. Paul (651-229-0711). Private interment.

Brunotte, Michael Henry "Mike"
October 14, 1953 – January 6, 2013
Age 59, of Woodbury. Survived by four sisters and four brothers. Mike was loved by everyone and he loved everyone with his smile and his kindness. Services at a later date.

Capistran, Dale Benedict
April 19, 1952 – January 6, 2013
Age 60, of Stephen, MN. Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Bollinger, Stephanie Ann (nee Bushey)
May 27, 1949 – January 6, 2013
Age 63, of Minneapolis, passed unexpectedly on January 6, 2013. Born 5/27/1949. Survived by 3 loving children, 9 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild. Service Monday, January 14 at 3 PM at Hope Baptist Church, 5424 42nd Ave S, Mpls, MN 55417.

Loia, Julius Gaetano "Lou"
January 17, 1935 – January 6, 2013
Age 77, of St. Paul, passed away at his home on Jan. 6, 2013 after four months of hospice care. He was born in Queens, NY on Jan. 17, 1935. Lou is survived by his wife of 45 years, Ruth; close friend, Jeanene Rethlake; sister, Claire Scott; nieces, Jeanne (Van) Johnstone, Grace (Tom) Licon, Elizabeth (James) Olsen; and nephew, John Scott. Preceded in death by his parents, Gaetano & Carmela (Brix); and brother-in-law, Bill Scott. He attended PS 163 in Flushing, NY and Jamaica HS in Jamaica, NY. After graduation he joined the Navy Submarine Service. After the Navy, he attended the University of Florida, receiving his BA in History in '63. He then received his MA at the University of Georgia, and went on to teach history at Clinton Junior College in IA. While teaching there he would meet Ruth Dahling, and they married on June 17, 1967. The newlyweds moved to the Twin Cities in 1968, where Lou attended graduate school and worked for Medtronic for many years until his MS became disabling. Memorials preferred to Fairview Hospice Fund. A private family interment will take place at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. Memorial Mass will be held on Sat., Jan. 12, 11AM at St. Frances Cabrini Church, 1500 Franklin Ave SE, Mpls., MN 55414.

Boggs, Joyce Elaine (nee Pence)
September 3, 1929 – January 4, 2013
Age 83, of Blaine. Preceded in death by daughter, Linda (Larry). Survived by children, Kay (Al), Perry (Sherry), Rita (Terry) and Bob; grandchildren, Jennifer, Jerry, Nick, Katie, Nate, Kristine, Jessica, Lydia and Josh; 4 great-grandchildren. A special thank you to Allina Hospice and White Pine Assisted Living. Mem service at White Pine Assisted Living in Blaine, Jan. 12 at 10:30am with visitation at 10am. Memorials preferred to Allina Hospice.

Kay, Ralph
March 1, 1923 – January 3, 2013
Age 89, of Stillwater, originally of Plainfield, CT.

Downing, Kelvin Collins
September 12, 1960 – January 2, 2013
Age 52, of Newport, MN. He is survived by daughter Emily and brothers David, Tom and Evan. A funeral service will be held on January 20 at 2 PM at Oakwood Church located at 1388 Point Douglas Rd. S , St. Paul Minnesota.

Neville, William Henry
January 25, 1945 – January 2, 2013
Age 67, of Eden Prairie.

Haga, Raeleen Mary (nee Kasprzak)
April 5, 1956 – January 2, 2013
Age 56, of St. Paul. Beloved mother, passed away on January 2, 2013 at the age of 56. Raeleen is survived by her children; David, Michael, Jenna and John and her brothers Ronald and Donald and their families. The Funeral will be held at 11am Tuesday, January 8th at the Church of St. Casimir at 934 E. Geranium Ave., St. Paul, MN 55106. The visitation will be from 10am to 11am at the church.

Jerome, Darlene Yvonne (nee Kuse)
November 20, 1942 – December 30, 2012
Age 70, of St. Paul, originally of Pine City, MN. Beloved Mom and Grandma Age 70 of St. Paul Passed away on 12-30-12. Preceded in death by husband Harvey. Survived by sons Jerry, Troy (Theresa) Carlson, 6 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter. Longtime employee for 50+ years at Snapple 7up. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Service Monday January 7, 2013 at Landfall Community Center, 50 Aspen Way Landfall MN. 55128 at 11:30 a.m. with luncheon to follow.

Madison, Jo Ann (nee Willemssen)
October 15, 1933 – December 30, 2012
Age 79, of St. Paul, passed away on December 30th due to complications associated with emphysema. A long time resident of Worthington, MN, she was an avid reader and enjoyed crossword puzzles. She is survived by her sister, Janet (Willemssen) Forrest of Greenbank, WA, two daughters, Ann (Madison) VanTassel of Houston, TX and Kathryn (Madison) Zaengle of Philadelphia, one son, David Madison of Mendota Heights, MN, as well as nine grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. At the request of the deceased, there will be no funeral or memorial service. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution to St. Anthony Park Home or Friends of the St. Paul Public Library. Notes of condolences for the family may be sent to Kathryn Zaengle, P.O. Box 121, Warminster, PA 18974.

Hagen Jr., Lawrence Neil
April 1, 1951 – December 29, 2012
Age 61, of Clayton, WI, originally of St. Paul, MN. Interment at Clear Lake Cemetery in Clear Lake, WI.

Watson, Jody Ann (nee Aylesworth)
July 13, 1954 – December 29, 2012
Age 58, of Bemidji.

Hill, Cheryl Darlene
June 5, 1961 – December 28, 2012
Age 51, of Minneapolis. Funeral service Wednesday, January 2 at 4:00 P.M. through Friday, January 4 at 10:00 A.M. at the Indinian Ministries Center, 3045 Park Ave., Minneapolis. Interment at Sunset Memorial Park in Minneapolis.

Malone, Lolitta Marie
September 28, 1969 – December 27, 2012
Age 43, of Minneapolis, originally of Davenport, IA. Funeral service Friday, January 4 at 2:00 P.M., with visitation one hour prior, at Jehovah Jireh Church of God in Christ, 6120 Xerxes Ave. N, Brooklyn Center. Private Interment.

Lee, Michelle (nee Thomas)
January 21, 1961 – December 27, 2012
Age 51, of Minneapolis, originally of Chicago, IL. Funeral service Saturday, January 5 at 11:00 AM, with visitation 1 hour prior, at Living Word Church, 640 prior Ave. N, St. Paul. Private interment.

Freese, Clement Albert
February 15, 1935 – December 26, 2012
Age 77, of White Bear Lake, originally of Kellogg, MN. Survived by one brother and 5 sisters; significant other, Sharon Anderson and her children. Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery on Monday, December 31 at 11:45 AM, Lane #4. Gathering follows at the VFW, 4496 Lake Ave. S, White Bear Lake.

Schwartz, Weldon Eddie
October 27, 1953 – December 25, 2012
Age 59, of Crystal. Survived by wife, Julie; daughter, Danika; mother, Alice and siblings Sheldon, Renee and Matt. Preceded by father, Eddie. He lived his life with heart and gusto, believing in the sanctity of all life on our Mother Earth. The only consequence is what we do, with each action like a signature - your name being only as good as the quality achieved. Memorials to family. Gathering at Elm Creek Park, Eastman Nature Center, 12/30/12, 5 pm to 7:30 pm. Come and share.

Powers, Ruth Elizabeth
October 25, 1928 – December 24, 2012
Age 84, longtime resident of Shoreview, MN and most recently at Our Lady of Peace Home. Her courageous battle with cancer came to a peaceful end on December 24, 2012. She is survived by her children, Robert (Michelle) Powers, Jr., Rick Powers, Yvonne (Dan) Perry, Sam Powers, David Powers, Scooter (Ron) Lippert and Laura Powers; 18 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Barbie and grandson, Ben. A celebration of her life will be held Friday, December 28 at 11:00 am at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church - 920 Holley, St. Paul Park. Visitation will be at 10:00 am at the church prior to the Mass of Christian Burial. Inurnment at church cemetery. Memorials preferred. Ruth's wish was that those in attendance at her celebration of life wear bright colors.

Sanchez, Everett
October 13, 1956 – December 24, 2012
Age 56, of St. Paul, originally of Zuni, NM. Interment at Mound Cemetery in Brooklyn Center.

Miller, Wilzetta (nee Cunningham)
December 2, 1930 – December 24, 2012
Age 82, of Blaine. Funeral service Wednesday, January 2 at Woodland Hills Church, 1740 Van Dyke St., St. Paul. Time TBD. Interment at Elmhurst Cemetery in St. Paul.

Worden, Keith Leon
June 28, 1934 – December 23, 2012
Age 78, of White Bear Lake. Memorial service to be held in the spring with interment to follow at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

LeMay, Stephen Joseph
October 18, 1954 – December 23, 2012
Age 58, of White Bear Lake, passed away peacefully after a 2 year battle with pancreatic cancer on Sun Dec 23rd. He will be missed by his loving wife of 31 years, Floss; children, Dan (Misty), Theresa (Jon) Ranch, and Tim; parents, Joyce and Bill; step-grandchildren, Ivy and Westley Rice; siblings; Chris (Mick) Hemenway, Mike (Peg), Doug (Nancy), Gene, Pat (Tammy), Bill, Mary (Dan) Clemenson, and Amy (Jim) Rooney; and many nieces and nephews, other relatives, and friends. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11am Friday Dec 28th at The Church of St. Michael in Stillwater, 611 3rd St. S. Visitation 1 hr prior at 10am Interment to follow the luncheon at St. Michael's Cemetery in Bayport, MN. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the family.

Petersen, Janet Carol
October 23, 1953 – December 21, 2012
Age 59, of St. Paul.

Gridley Jr., John Willis
May 10, 1939 – December 21, 2012
Age 73, of Minneapolis. His parents, Dr. John and Dorothy Gridley and sons, Willis and James, preceded him in death. Survived by wife Jean Deatrick, John loved and was loved by his stepchildren who were a constant helpful presence during his long illness: Steve (Diane) Deatrick, Heidi Deatrick (Kim Hauschild), Heather Deatrick (Gregory Schultz), and Katherine (Martin) Trimble. Survived by daughter, Janet Gridley (David Schechter); grandchildren, Vincent Twinn, Cameron Hauschild, Andrew Deatrick, Earl Van Norman, Henry Schechter, William John and Gregory Schultz, Eve Marie Trimble, and expected baby Lily or John Trimble. Survived by stepmother, Phyllis Gridley; sister, Janet Sawyer; brother, Frederick (Camille) Gridley; sister-in- law, Sandra (Loren) Jacobson; brother-in-law, Gary Johnson; son-in-law, Gary (Antje) Twinn, and beloved cousins, Stephen (Annette) Alderson, Marianne (Charles) Leighton, and Martha (Don) Nicholas and nieces and nephews. John was a financial executive and CFO of a Fortune 500 company. He attended Hamline, Princeton, Harvard Business School, and the University of Southern California. In retirement he was business manager of Hill & Lake Press, former treasurer of political campaigns and Lowry Hill Neighborhood Association, a member of the City of Minneapolis Development Finance Committee, and he assisted Council Member Lisa Goodman and Mike Christensen at the Humphrey School. John's great love was sailing, particularly ocean racing. He enjoyed his Bayfield vacation home and sailed his Oday 30 on Lake Superior. John was a member of the Wayzata and Bayfield Yacht Clubs, the Woman's Club of Minneapolis, and St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral where a Memorial Service will be held Saturday, Dec. 29, at 11 AM.

LaDeau, Steven Charles
June 12, 1949 – December 20, 2012
Age 63, of New Hope, originially of Montgomery, VT.

Cavaco, Gordon Lloyd Augustine Valentine
May 28, 1937 – December 20, 2012
Age 75, of Waianae, HI, died peacefully at home in Hugo, MN, among those he loved.  Retired truck driver for Armstrong Produce, and an Air Force-Army retiree. He is survived by daughter Gordean Jimenez (Darrick); son, Daniel Cavaco; grandchildren, Keoni (Krystal), Natasha (Douglas), Nadia (Walter), Daniel, Keoki Jr., Nohealani, and Keoki III; sister, Betty-Ann; brothers, Conrad & Francis; and 14 great grandchildren. Private family service.

Francisco Jr., Richard Stevens
June 12, 1966 – December 20, 2012
Age 46, of Bemidji, died Friday at the University of Minnesota Medical Center Fairview. Memorial services will be at 2 PM Friday 12/28 at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Bemidji.

Haarsager, Ruth Estella
March 2, 1908 – December 19, 2012
Age 104, of Minneapolis, originially of Litchville, ND. Interment at Skjelle Cemetery in Litchville, ND.

Johnson, Daniel John
February 22, 1948 – December 17, 2012
Age 64, of St. Paul, originially of Mora, MN.

Skrypek, Wanda Darlene (nee Gill)
February 1, 1957 – December 15, 2012
Age 55, of White Bear Lake. Survived by husband Charlie; son Trent; mother Annabelle; brothers Bobby (Pat) Ronnie (Sherry); sisters Vicky (Ray) Patty (Duane) Regina (Ron); nieces Angela, Sabrina; nephew Chris. Many more nieces and nephews. She was loved by all who knew her. Service at Eagle Brook Church 2401 East Buffalo St. WBL, MN. 55110 Tues, Dec 18th. Visitation 4-5pm. Service 5-6pm. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to the family.

Bintner, Mark Steven
March 4, 1958 – December 13, 2012
Age 54, of Minneapolis. Born 1958 and died 2012. Preceded in death by father, Donald; brother, Paul. Survived by daughters, Theresa & her mother Sherri, Sarah and Haley & their mother Gail; grandchildren, Wil, Joey and Charlie; mother, Betty; sisters and brothers, Mary (Jack) Derbis, Carol Bintner, Dorothy Weinmeyer, Janet (Bruce) Anderson, Rose (Jeff) Carlson, Diana Kampa, Anne (Mark) Edgren, Steve (Pam) Bintner and John Bintner; many nieces and nephews. Memorial service Thursday, Dec. 20 at 11:00 AM, at North United Methodist Church, 4350 Fremont Ave N., Mpls. Memorials preferred to the family. Mark, we love you so much and will miss you forever.

Young, Gwonda Lalae
April 22, 1970 – December 12, 2012
Age 42, of Minneapolis, originally of Como, MS. Funeral service Friday, January 11 at 1:00 PM, with visitation 1 hour prior, at New Bethel Baptist Church, 1115 - 30th Ave. N, Minneapolis. Interment at Crystal Lake Cemetery in Minneapolis.

Anderson, Amy Louise
June 25, 1965 – December 12, 2012
Age 47, of Minneapolis. Interment at St. Michael's Cemetery in Sioux Falls, SD.

Boyce, Thomas Wayne
August 15, 1944 – December 12, 2012
Age 68, of Oakdale, died at home on Tuesday, Dec. 12 after a battle with cancer. Preceded in death by father, August and mother, Florance; two brothers, Robert and Jeff. Survived by wife, Sandra, stepsons, Brian (Candi), Robbie (Karla); four grandchildren; one great-grandaughter; three brothers, John (Judi), Rick and Ronald (Char); other family and friends. Special thanks to the HealthEast Hospice team for their care and great support. A memorial service to follow at a later date in Green Bay, WI.

Lindbeck, David Dean
March 25, 1960 – December 11, 2012
Age 52, of Inver Grove Heights. Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 following a brief illness. He leaves behind his wife, Kathleen Marie Lindbeck; his loving parents Iris and Allan D. Lindbeck; his brothers Mark Lindbeck (Dee) and Daniel H. Lindbeck; his three children Andy Lindbeck (Tiffany), Jackie Gintner (Derek), and Krystal Rotty (Dan); his six grandchildren Brailyn, Carlie, Will, Emily, Ryan and Gavin; also three step children Steven Lefkowich, Felicia and Tina Trebesh; seven stepgrandchildren; his nephew Ian Lindbeck; niece Tiffany A. Lindbeck; & great niece Gabriella. He will be remembered fondly by his many kind friends and associates. Dave enjoyed being with family and friends, cruising on the river in his boats and fixing anything he could get his hands on. He will be sorely missed. Visitation will be from 4-7PM Monday, December 17th, with a service following at the Historic St Boniface Church at the Little Log House Pioneer Village, 21889 Michael Avenue, Hastings, MN.

Pepin, Jami Rae
May 12, 1976 – December 9, 2012
Age 36, of St. Paul. Interment at Calvary Cemetery in Forest Lake in the spring of 2013.

Costict, Kathalyn Ann (nee Ricard)
October 4, 1954 – December 8, 2012
Age 58, of Brooklyn Park, orignially of Chicago, IL. Preceded in death by parents, Charles Aubrey and LaVerta Ricard; brother, Charles Gerard Ricard; grandparents; aunt, Betty Jean Clark; uncles, Donald and James Clark. Survived by sister, Gerise Rena Ricard; daughter, Sheila Danielle Taylor; son, Roosevelt (Melissa) Taylor III; 12 grandchildren, La'Verta C. Taylor, DeWayna P. Williams, DeLovely J.S. Taylor, Gerrard V. Odom, S'Karreyon Z.R.C.K. Taylor, Malonte' M. Odom, S'Vaughn S.M. Taylor, Tiarra A. McKnight, Mi'Laya M. Davis, Keshia V. Odom, Vernon V. Odom Jr. and Jamal C. Odom; aunt, Dorothy A. Clark; niece, Chelese Johnson; nephew, David Naylor; Roosevelt Taylor Jr., REginald Vaughn Costict, Lisa (PCA) and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, friends and loved ones. Funeral service Saturday, December 15 at 11:00 A.M., with visitation 1 hour before, at World Wide Outreach for Christ, 3808 Chicago Ave., Minneapolis. Private interment.

Wynn, William Olie "Peter"
July 26, 1947 – December 6, 2012
65, passed away peacafully December 6, 2012. Preceded in death by parents William and Delphia Wynn; Grandson Eli James Wartkowski 8-21-10. Survived by his daughters, Heather Wynn (David Shemanek), Kelly (John) Wartkowski, Courtney Wynn (Dashone Johnson), Krista Wynn (Dominic Betancourt); his grandchildren, Drew Johan 25, Devin Lee 20, Cassandra Dawn 12, Dawnalee Johanna 9, Lilly Aundrea 6, Ian Alexander 5, Elora Grace 3, Landon William 16mo., Eyla elizabeth 1, Codie Paige 1mo.; his sisters, Connie (Otis) Tumlinson, Jane (Herbie) Daigel, his brother, Chuck Wynn, his neices, nephews, cousins and many friends.
Our father was an avid hunter, skilled fisherman, acomplished chef, talented welder and artist. Also an exelent BBQ desinger. Most of all he was a loving father and grandfather to us all.
A memoral service will be held Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 1:00 pm at Good Samaritan Society, 3815 West Broadway Ave., Robbinsdale, MN. A potluck is to follow. Location not avalable yet. Memorials may be made to Courtney Wynn, 1050 Deauvill Drive, Maplewood, MN 55109, C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation at http://www.castforkids.org/ or donor's choice.

Rothe, Elizabeth Ann (nee Melartin)
December 2, 1942 – December 6, 2012
Age 70, of Bloomington, MN.

Oehlke, Arlene Elizabeth (nee Kummer)
July 13, 1932 – December 6, 2012
Age 80, of Hastings, MN. Arlene was born July 13, 1932 in Miesville, Minn., daughter of Art and Lena Gerlach Kummer. Arlene worked many years at Guardian Angel School and Haven Homes as a cook. Arlene is survived by three children, Lyle, LuJuanna, and Phyllis; four siblings, "Bud" Harold, Shirley, Caroyl, and Gary. Arlene was preceded in death by her parents and older sister, Eleanor Hunter. Mass will be at 12 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, at Regina Hospital Chapel. Visitation will be 1 hour before at 11 a.m. There will be a gathering afterward.

Mark, Mary Ann (nee Casey)
November 27, 1937 – December 5, 2012
Age 75, of Roseville, Passed away on Dec. 5, 2012. Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, survived by husband of 55 years, Roger; children, Teresa Zustiak (David), Curtis, Randy (Miriam), Rick (Melissa), Roger (Kathy), Ross, Patricia Donahue (Paul), Russell (Amy); brothers, Michael Casey (Joan), John Casey, Paul Casey; and many loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren, friends and family. Memorial Service 11am Friday Dec. 14th at the Roseville Lutheran Church. Visitation gathering one hour prior at 10am. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery.

Knowles, Patricia Joy (nee Claessen)
September 24, 1931 – December 5, 2012
Age 80, of Champlin, MN.

Gullixson, Roger Anthony
July 21, 1921 – December 4, 2012
Age 91, of Minneapolis, originally of Bode, Iowa. Preceded in death by parents, Henry and Sara (Lillegard) Gullixson; wife of 46 years, Lillian; daughter, Sarah Jane; brother, Walter; sisters, Lois, Stella, Doris, Ada and Connie. Survived by son, Gordon (Dawn Halland); daughters, Grace Gullixson, Glenys (Tom) Gullixson-Temen and Lily (Duane) Christ; grandchildren, Sarah (Calvin) Green, Carl Gullixson, Tommy Gullixson-Temen and Wesley Christ; precious "daughter," Blanche (Dave) King; many dear nieces, nephews, relatives and special friends.

Reisinger, Richard Joseph
April 5, 1949 – December 2, 2012
Age 63, of Champlin, originally of Buffalo, MN. Passed away unexpectedly at home in Champlin, MN. He was preceded in death by his mother Charlotte (nee Paul) and his father Donald. He is survived by daughters Jennifer (Andy) Hemminger and Mellissa (Carl) Turner, two grandchildren, brothers Don (Laurie), Mike (Joy), and Paul; and many other loving family members and friends. A visitation will be held Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 1:00 pm at Miller Carlin Funeral Home 3013 Roosevelt Road, St. Cloud, MN. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred.

Shogren, Amy Louise
January 24, 1930 – November 29, 2012
Age 82, of Minneapolis. Preceded in death by parents, T.W. and Mabel Shogren, longtime owners of Shogren's Grocery on 38th Street. UM graduate with M.A. in psychology and M.D with practice in California. Survived by 11 cousins. Memorial Service at Lakewood Cemetery Chapel, Mpls, 10:00 AM, May 11th. Memorials preferred to Bell Museum, U of MN.

Mattingley, Wayne Scott
September 9, 1958 – November 28, 2012
Age 54, of Plymouth. He was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Elly and will be missed by wife Deb; children Amy (Mark) Heyman, Darin (Sarha) Haugen, Jennifer (Andy) Nolan, and Diana; siblings Ed (Lynne), Gayle (Gary) Leach, John; 7 grandchildren/step-grandchildren; as well as many friend and family members. A memorial service will be held on Sat. December 1st at 11:00 am with a light lunch following at the Osseo American Legion. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Deb and Diana through the Wayne Mattingley Memorial Fund at fundrazr.com/campaigns/1OZO6 (can also be found on facebook).

Reed, John Haines "Jack"
December 18, 1921 – November 27, 2012
Age 90, of White Bear Lake. Died peacefully on Nov. 27, with his family at his side. He was born to Harold E. and Agnes Haines Reed on Dec. 18, 1921 and grew up in White Bear Lake. Following graduation from White Bear High School, he joined the U.S. Army and served in WWII. After the war, he returned to White Bear and in 1947 married Shirley Reynolds. He joined his father and grandfather in the family business - J.A. Reed Oil Company (corner of 4th St. and Washington) - and ran the business until his retirement in 1981. After an 18 year retirement in Winter Haven, Florida, he and Shirley moved back to White Bear in 2000. Before his retirement he was active in the White Bear Lions Club and the White Bear Chamber of Commerce. Following his retirement he was an active volunteer in Winter Haven and in White Bear Lake. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 63 years, Shirley, and his brother, William A. "Bill". He is survived by his two children, Lucinda "Cindy" (Bruce) Vantine of Florissant, MO, and William R. "Bill" (Charlotte) Reed of White Bear Lake; four grandchildren, Elizabeth "Libby" (Chad) Martin, Allen, TX; Charles (Marcie) Vantine, St. Louis, MO; John M. Reed, Jersey City, NJ; and William Trask Reed, White Bear Lake; four great grandchildren, Bailey and Ashlyn Martin; Theo and Smith Vantine; and his sister Gail Harrison, Katy, TX. A memorial service will be held on Friday, Dec. 28 at 10 a.m. at St. John in the Wilderness Episcopal Church (corner of Clark Street and 1st St.) in White Bear Lake. Memorial tributes can be made to Cerenity Care Center, 1891 Florence Street, White Bear Lake, MN 55110 or HealthEast Hospice Care, 69 West Exchange Street, St. Paul, MN, 55102.

Cheney, Nancy Elaine (nee McConahay)
April 7, 1942 – November 26, 2012
Age 70, of Burnsville, originally of Muscatine, IA. Interment at Columbus City Cemetery, Columbus City, IA.

Smith, Marrius Chante
May 28, 1967 – November 25, 2012
Age 45, of Minnetonka, originally of Chicago, IL. Funeral service will be held in Chicago, date and time TBD. Interment at Restvale Cemetery in Alsip, IL.

Goulet, Gerald Marvin
January 10, 1933 – November 24, 2012
Age 79, of St. Paul.

Heitz, Donna Lee (nee Cressy)
June 21, 1943 – November 24, 2012
Age 69, of St. Paul, passed away peacefully on Nov. 24, 2012. Preceded in death by her baby brother, Bradley; parents, Melvin and Alvina; sister, Barabara; and infant grandson Kyle.  Survived by children, Lisa (Tony) Lewis, Greg (Stephanie), Steve (Kari), and Lynn Girard - Houston, TX; ten grandchildren; siblings Douglas, JeanAnn, and Rocky. A private family memorial is planned. Thank you to the understanding & caring staff at Summit Hill. 

Erickson, Jill Virginia
January 19, 1949 – November 23, 2012
Age 63, of St. Paul. Passed on November 23, 2012 Survived by many friends & family who loved her humor & generosity. Service on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 1PM at Oakland Cemetery. CELEBRATION OF LIFE to follow at Champps Maplewood. Memorials preferred.

Nielsen, Christian Hans
July 23, 1970 – November 20, 2012
Age 42, of Minneapolis, was a wonderfully warm, giving, loving husband, son, brother, uncle, and friend. He passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 20 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Christian was an accomplished fine art painter, a custom furniture designer and builder, musician and avid fisherman. Christian, son of Holger and Gloria (Frederick) Nielsen, was born on July 23, 1970 in St. Paul, Minnesota. He spent the first three and a half years of his life in Glenwood City, Wisconsin, where he lived on a small farm with his parents and two sisters. In 1974, he moved to Baldwin, WI, where he spent his childhood in a cozy home in the woods on Pine Lake. Christian graduated from Baldwin- Woodville High School in 1988. He attended the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) and graduated in 1993 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting. It was here that he met the love of his life, Stevie Rexroth. They were perfect partners through all life's journeys, including trips to Ireland, Paris, New York City and many days spent on the north shore of Lake Superior. Christian had a great sense of humor and a wonderful smile. His big hugs would literally lift you right off the ground. We will all miss him dearly. He leaves his wife, Stevie Rexroth, his mother, Gloria Fern, his sisters Karen Nielsen and Deanna Medenwaldt, stepsister Cyndee Washburn, stepbrothers Jeff and Dan Fern, Stevie's parents, Duane and MaryLou Rexroth, all of the Rexroth family, and many well-loved nieces, nephews, in-laws and amazing friends. Christian was preceded in death by his father, Holger Nielsen, brother, John Nielsen, and step-father, Dale Fern. A gathering will be held on Tuesday, December 11th from 6:30-9:30 PM at the Eagles Club, 2507 East 25th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55406. Memorials may be sent in care of Christian's wife, Stevie Rexroth, to Associated Healthcare Credit Union, 2545 Chicago Ave S., Suite 311, Minneapolis MN 55404. 612-813-6050.

Wardell, Marion Lucy
July 28, 1915 – November 20, 2012
Age 97, of Minneapolis, originally of Tracy, MN.

van Gorkom, Barbara Elizabeth (nee Paul)
May 17, 1953 – November 18, 2012
Age 59 of Ashland, WI, formerly of St. Paul. She went to be with Jesus on November 18th, surrounded by a prayerful and loving family, after complications from heart surgery. Barb was born on May 17th, 1953 to Lloyd Paul, now deceased, and Mary Angela Paul (Vandenberg). Barb graduated from North St. Paul Sr. High in 1971, and Globe College of Business. She enjoyed her perennial garden and the humming birds that surrounded her Ashland, WI home. She also had a passion for the MN Vikings. She will be missed by her devoted husband, Tim; loving children, Christopher (Rachel) and Jenna; grandson, Jasper; sisters, Sandra, Carol, and Gayle; brothers, Roger and Allan; and many other loving family members and friends. She was greeted in heaven by her father and brother, Raymond Paul. A Christian Memorial Celebration will be held on Friday, Nov. 23rd, 7PM, at Lake Harriet Christian Church, 5009 Beard Ave. S, Mpls, 55410. Memorials preferred to the family.

Gossitt, Gianni David
August 18, 1990 – November 18, 2012
Age 22, of Minneapolis, originally of Chicago, IL. Funeral service Friday, November 30 at 11:00 A.M., with visitation 1 hour prior, at True Vine Missionary Baptist Church, 2639 Thomas Ave. N, Minneapolis. Interment at Crystal Lake Cemetery in Minneapolis.

Smith, Jean (nee Kadow)
June 16, 1934 – November 17, 2012
Age 78, of Cambridge, MN, originally of Chicago, IL.

Aljets, Dennis Edward
July 26, 1963 – November 16, 2012
Age 49, of St. Paul, passed away suddenly on November 16th, 2012. He was preceded in death by his mother Donna, sister Nancy and beloved wife Debra. He is survived by his father Lawrence, daughters; Jennifer (Kevin) Emms, Denise and Ashley Aljets and grandchildren Brady, Rosalynn and Keith. No services will be held per Dennis' request.

Crowley, Patrick Dwight
May 5, 1944 – November 14, 2012
Age 68, of Minneapolis, originally of Rapid City, SD.

Davis Sr., Albert
March 9, 1939 – November 14, 2012
Age 73, of Minneapolis, originally of Elsberry, MO. Preceded in death by mother, Dulah Davis; second wife, Charlotte; daughter, Deborah (Debbie) White; granddaughters, Sharice White and Azari Davis; grandsons, Mark Porter Jr. and Christopher Dozier. Survived by first wife, Rosalie Davis; children, Sheila White, Pam White, Kim (Derrick) Griffin, Baxter (Billy) Davis, Star (Jonathan) Cummings, Albert Davis Jr. (Pete), Donna (Alan) Davis, Mary JoAnne (Tony) Davis, stepson & stepdaughter, Virgil & Veronica Feather; 26 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren. Funeral service Monday, November 26 at 12:00 PM, with visitation 1 hour prior, at True Vine Missionary Baptist Church, 2639 Thomas Ave. N, Minneapolis.

Gordon Jr., James Everett
March 13, 1918 – November 14, 2012
Age 94, of Chanhassen, MN, originally of Baltimore, MD.

Holmdahl, Gregory Alan
November 14, 1950 – November 12, 2012
Age 61, of St. Paul Passed away on November 12th Preceded in death by parents Gordon and Elizabeth Holmdahl (Shields). Survived by Beth Holmdahl; sisters Nancy A. and Nancy J.; brothers David, Ron, Dan and Rick. Memorial Celebration 1-5pm Sunday, Dec. 2nd at the North St. Paul VFW, 2483 7th Ave E., North St. Paul (651) 777-2855.

Grant, Carmilita Maria
September 9, 1956 – November 11, 2012
Age 56, of Minneapolis, originally of Chicago, IL. Funeral service Monday, November 19 at 12:00 PM, with visitation 1 hour prior, at Hope Church, 7477 - 145th St. W, Apple Valley, MN 55124. Interment at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens in New Hope.

Vossen, Candace Lynn (nee Patchin)
March 16, 1953 – November 11, 2012
Age 59, of Kimball, MN, originally of Richmond, CA.

Mitchell, DeeAnn Penell
October 17, 1950 – November 11, 2012
Age 62, of Cannon Falls, MN, originally of Benson, MN.

Burns III, Hubert Alan
May 20, 1942 – November 11, 2012
Age 70, of Minneapolis, passed away peacefully on November 11, 2012 after being diagnosed with cancer on November 6, 2012. He was born to parents Hubert Alan Burns II and Orpha Gunderson in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 20, 1942. Alan is survived by brother, Mark Burns and sister, Barb Svenkerud; his four daughters, Lora Nelson, Teresa Buffington, Pam Larson and Jenny Vickers; grandchildren, Sarah, Jesse, William, Kayla, Kelsey, Nicholas, Connor and one expecting in December; his special friend Connie; and several other family and friends. Funeral service 11 AM Thursday, Nov. 15 (TODAY) with visitation 1 hour prior at Minnetonka Lutheran Church, 16023 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka. Lunch to follow.

Bartlett Jr., George Royal
January 26, 1947 – November 9, 2012
Age 65, of Minneapolis.

Foster, Ivery
October 17, 1922 – November 6, 2012
Age 91, of Minneapolis, on Nov. 6, 2012.  Survived by wife, Audna Foster; children, Alfred, Jellyann, Rosaline, Trenella, and Leland. Fuenral Service Wednesday, November 14 at 10:30 AM, with visitation from 9:00-10:30 AM, at Shiloh Temple, 1201 W. Broadway, Mpls. Interment at St. Mark's Cemetery in Batchelor, LA.

Wallace, Dennis Charles "Butch"
June 18, 1951 – November 6, 2012
Age 61, of Windemere Township, MN, originally of St. Paul.

Akey, David Kent
April 23, 1965 – November 5, 2012
Age 47, of Minneapolis, originally of Portage, WI.

Redshaw Sr., John William
May 31, 1931 – November 5, 2012
Age 81 of Maplewood, MN.  Passed away peacefully at home with his loving wife by his side on Nov. 5, 2012.  Korean War Veteran serving the US Navy.  Preceded in by his son, Mark.  Survived by his wife, Renay (Larson); sons, John, Jr. and James; daughter, Anne Murray; daughter-in-law, Michele; 6 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; sister, Eleanor Guzman; nieces, Donna and Kathy; and many other relatives and friends. Memorial gathering Friday, November 30 from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM at the Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel (www.fortsnellingmcf.org).

Lanning, Jeffrey Michael
March 10, 1975 – November 4, 2012
Age 37, of St. Paul.

Pifer, Andrew Kennedy
March 3, 1949 – November 4, 2012
Age 63 of St. Paul, passed away peacefully at home on Nov. 4, 2012.  He will be missed by his loving wife, Jean Starr; son, Arden Pifer; brother, Jeff; and many other loving relatives and friends.  Served as a Marine during the Vietnam War.  Andy's passion was music.  He enjoyed composing and performing.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the family to support Arden's education.  Memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 10, 1PM at The Spot Bar, 859 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul.  Please dress for the weather, as the service will be held outdoors.  Andy will be interred at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 10:30AM, Lane #5.

Podlewski, Darin Anthony
December 27, 1962 – November 3, 2012
Age 49, of Holyoke, MN.

Losee, Beverly Ann
September 22, 1941 – November 3, 2012
Age 71, of Minneapolis, originally of Bemidji.

Skinaway, Cheyanne Ranee
December 24, 1985 – November 3, 2012
Age 26, of Minneapolis. Funeral service Sunday, November 11 - Monday, November 12 at Gichitwaa Kateri Indian Ministries, 3405 Park Ave. S, Minneapolis. Interment at Gethsemane Cemetery in New Hope, MN.

Anderson, Elenore Marcia (nee Rowe)
June 6, 1927 – November 3, 2012
Age 85, of Roseville.

Carufel, Frank Jerome
May 20, 1925 – November 1, 2012
Age 87, of Minneapolis, originally of Houghton, MI. Carufel, Frank J. Interment 12:15pm Friday Nov 9th (Lane #2) at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery.

Schweizer, Wanda Mae (nee Rippie)
June 26, 1923 – November 1, 2012
Age 89, of St. Paul, originally of Windom, MN. Survived by children, Ed (Phyllis) Calph & Debra Calph-Blount, & loving family. Memorial Service Thurs. Nov. 15th at 2:30 PM at Episcopal Church Homes, 1879 Feronia Ave., St. Paul.

Ostapowycz, Iwanna (nee Zihura)
April 24, 1931 – October 31, 2012
Age 81, of Minneapolis, originally of Krakow, Poland.

Slanga, Edward Donald
November 25, 1921 – October 30, 2012
Age 90, of Vadnais Heights. Loving husband and father, preceeded in death by his dearly loved wife, Betty; parents, Stephen and Anna; brothers, Stanley and Robert. Survived by children, Edward S. (Mary), James (Leann), Galla Tischbein, Michael and Laurie Ackerson (Scott), 12 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. We will carry him in our hearts forever. A burial at Fort Snelling and memorial gathering is planned for the immediate family.

Kostetsky, Igor
September 22, 1952 – October 29, 2012
Age 60, of St. Paul.

Conophy, Robert Edwin
February 2, 1942 – October 29, 2012
Age 70, of St. Paul, originally of New York City. Private interment at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery.

Odean, Arlen James
May 21, 1954 – October 27, 2012
Age 58 of Burnsville, passed away peacefully with family by his side on October 27, 2012.  Arnie's passions were his family, Christian ministry, golfing, and traveling.  Preceded in death by his father, Laurence Odean.  He will be missed by his loving wife of 33 years, Debbie; son, Benjamin (Angie); daughter, Rachel; grandson, Jude; mother, Vernice; siblings, Lynn (Linda), Allen (Marilyn), Jill (Russ) Holm, and other relatives and friends. Memorial service will be held on Friday, Nov. 2, 7PM at The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 2300 E. 122nd St., Burnsville, MN (952-894-2359). 

Sargent, Melvin Joseph Jr.
July 7, 1944 – October 28, 2012
Age 68, of St. Paul. Preceded in death by parents, Marvin Sr. and Ozilda (Blair) Sargent; son, Brian Sargent; daughters, Janelle and Mira Sargent; grandsons, Lorenzo Harris III and Noah Sasrgent; sisters, June Boyd and Sharon Sargent; brothers, Clifford, Fred and Mike Sargent. Survived by wife, Geraldine Sargent; children, Brenda, John, Eleanor, Melvin III, Nova (Maurice Vasser, Sr.), Apollo Sr. (Megan Jones), Drew, Crystal and Jerome Sargent; 34 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; sister, Dolores Keogh; brothers, Alvin, Douglas and Donavan Sargent; other relatives and friends. Funeral service Wednesday, October 31 through Thursday, November 1, at Gichitwaa Kateri Indian Ministries, 3405 Park Ave. S, Minneapolis (612-824-7606).

Kafka, Gerald Casimer
August 16, 1926 – October 27, 2012
Age 86, of St. Paul. Preceded in death by his spicy wife, Olivia; mother Helen; father Casimer; brother Bill. Survived by 4 grief-stricken daughters: Victoria (Richard) Lemanczyk-Kafka; Nancy Kafka; Jody Elmasry; Shelly Kafka; 5 grandchildren and his cat, Mitz. Jerry lived a full life devoted to family and country. He joined the Marines at age 18, and served in the Pacific Theater in WWII. He went on to attend and play football for the U of M, and later Hamline. Jerry also worked at the Minnesota State Fair every year. He was not perfect .... but we loved him dearly. We will miss him. Dad, you are free! Visitation Friday November 2, 9:30-10:30AM at the Fort Snelling Officers' Club, followed by Prayer Service/ Tribute 10:30-11-15; assemble at the Club at 11:45 for burial at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Lunch at the Officers' Club follows. In lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to the Rice Street Athletic Association.

McCullough, Timmie Ray
September 17, 1962 – October 25, 2012
Age age 50 formerly of Otsego, passed away on Oct. 25, 2012. He will be missed by his loving family and friends. A memorial service will be held Sunday, Nov. 4, 1:30 at Central Lutheran Church, 1103 School St. NW, Elk River, MN. Memorials can be made to the Tim McCullough Memorial Fund.

Facile, Craigery Gene
August 16, 1959 – October 24, 2012
Age 53, of Pipestone, MN, passed away at the Veteran's Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD from complications related to multiple health problems. A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 3, at 1:00 p.m., at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper, MN. Interment at St. Joseph Cemetery. Full notice to follow.

Hamilton, Trachanda LaShalle Divette
June 12, 1986 – October 24, 2012
Age 26, of Shakopee. Funeral service at Wednesday, November 7 at 12:00 PM, with visitation 1 hour prior, atLutheran Church of the Redeemer, 285 Dale St. N, St. Paul. Interment at Oakland Cemetery in St. Paul.

Dalton, Cordell Quinton
August 26, 1987 – October 23, 2012
Age 25, of Brooklyn Park, originally of Chicago, IL. Funeral service Thursday, November 1 at 12:00 PM, with visitation at 10:00, at new Salem Missionary Baptist Church, 2507 Bryant Ave. N, Minneapolis. Private interment.

Gaddy Sr., Victor Terrance
October 10, 1971 – October 23, 2012
Age 41, of Minneapolis. Funeral service Friday, November 2 at 11:00 AM, with visitation 1 hour prior, at Shiloh Temple, 1201 West Broadway Ave., Minneapolis. Interment at Crystal Lake Cemetery in Minneapolis.

Bjornson, Gunnar Bjorn
August 20, 1946 – October 22, 2012
Age 66, of Brooklyn Park. A proud spirit has been set free. Gunnar was a passionate, talented pilot whose flying days were sadly cut short by a host of medical issues. He struggled valiantly to the very end, but was unable to prevail against great odds. Gunnar passed away at his beloved cabin by the river, and now flies freely and happily under his own power. Preceded in death by parents Bjorn and Birgit and sister, Sylvia. Survived by siblings, Eileen (Chris) Weber, Bryan, Kevin (Carrie), and Bruce (Judy); niece, Amanda and nephews, Luke and Bryan; our dear Auntie Matta; many loving cousins and friends. Celebration of Gunnar's life Sat., Nov. 10, 2:00 pm at West River Road Baptist Church, 8801 W. River Rd., Brooklyn Park.

Roth, Nancy Jane (nee Mallow)
September 23, 1942 – October 22, 2012
Age 70, of Oakdale. Loving Mother & Grandmother Nancy was born September 23, 1942 in Kingston, Ohio and passed unexpectedly in St. Paul, Minnesota on October 22, 2012. Preceded in death by her adopted parents. Survived by her children, Cheryl Price of Columbus, Ohio and Ben (Pam) Roth of Lake Elmo, as well as her three grandsons, Timothy, Mitchell and Evan. Nancy enjoyed her career as an intensive care unit nurse for many years. The family wants to thank each of the medical and care giving professionals who supported Nancy in recent years. If desired, memorials may be made to The Salvation Army. At her request, a private family service will be held.

Sande, Darrell Melvin
July 26, 1953 – October 21, 2012
Age 59, of Minneapolis, formerly of Bismark, ND. Born 7/26/53 in Devils Lake, ND and passed away on 10/21/12. Mem- ber of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, ND. Preceded in death by parents, Allen & Lauretta Sande; and twin brother, Dennis Sande. Survived by sister, Gayle (Mike) Nelson; children, Toni and Chaska Carillo, Shaun Geshick, and Angelique Kingsbury Sande; 16 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and other loving relatives and friends. He will be greatly missed by all those who cared for and loved him. Traditional Wake begins 7 PM on Thur., Nov. 1 at the American Indian Center, 1530 East Franklin Avenue, Mpls. Final service will occur at 11 AM on Fri., Nov. 2 at the American Indian Center.

Piller, J.D.
January 11, 1978 – October 21, 2012
Age 34, of Minneapolis.

Simon, Sharon Rae (nee Stephanson)
May 24, 1948 – October 20, 2012
Age 64, of Circle Pines.

Majors, Elaine Marie
August 31, 1928 – October 20, 2012
Age 84, of Omaha, NE, passed away in Edina, MN. Preceded in death by husband, David Majors. Survived by children, Dalienne (Jim Kent), Derek (Molly), Troy VanDyke (Ken), and Trent (Lynn); 5 grandchildren; and 2 great grandchildren. Born and raised in Boston, MA, she graduated from Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, where she married Omaha violinist, David Majors. The couple moved to Omaha in 1950. While raising her children, Elaine was piano accompanist for Central HS and the Omaha Community Playhouse. She earned a Masters Degree and taught Humanities at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and later taught piano at Creighton University. She also worked for Cedric Hartman, Inc.
MEMORIAL SERVICE 10am Monday, October 29, at First Central Congregational Church, 421 S. 36th St. Memorials preferred to JDRF (www.jdrf.org).

McLaughlin, Thomas
February 27, 1932 – October 20, 2012
Age 80, of St. Paul, passed away on Oct. 20, 2012. Survived by his loving family and friends.  Proud Navy Veteran, serving during the Korean War. Memorial Mass will be at the Assumption Church, 51 7th Street West, Saint Paul, MN, on Wed., Oct. 31 at 10AM, with a gathering one hour prior to the Mass. Interment Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. Tom's friends are grateful to the Our Lady of Peace Home for their excellent care.

Englund, Fred Ronald
May 1, 1934 – October 19, 2012
Age 78, of Minneapolis.

Olson, Louise (nee Gordon)
May 23, 1925 – October 17, 2012
Age 87, of Beacon Hill Commons, Minnetonka (formerly Norman County), went home to her heavenly Father, Wednesday, October 17, 2012. Preceded in death by her mother, Anna Gordon and her father, Andrew J. Gordon; husband, Clyde and 13 of 15 siblings. Louise is survived by one sister, Ann Larson (Graydon) of Ada, MN; children, Craig (Shan), Mary, Brad (Jessy), Pamela (John), Jennifer; 13 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was blessed with many wonderful friends through her involvement with Minnetonka Community Church for decades. She was a beloved neighbor to her fellow residents at the Atrium in Glen Lake and a joy to staff and residents at her final home, the Commons of Beacon Hill assisted living. Louise was a gracious and loving conduit of Jesus' love which was demonstrated towards everyone she met through simple things like serving in the church kitchen. "Grandma Zooma" will be greatly missed by all whose lives she touched. Memorial service at 11 AM Saturday, October 27 at Wayzata Free Church (705 County Road 101 N, Plymouth). Memorials preferred to Wayzata Free Church missions outreach.

Arnold, Robert Charles
January 24, 1940 – October 15, 2012
Age 72, of Hopkins.

Ruchotzke, Dona Jean (nee Mohr)
December 20, 1937 – October 14, 2012
Age 74, a resident of Tucson, AZ, passed away peacefully, among family and friends, Sunday, October 14, 2012, after a long and courageous battle with brain cancer. Dona Ruchotzke was born December 20, 1938 to the late Ralph and Anna Mohr, Preston, IA. She grew up on the family farm near Charlotte, IA. Dona was married to Hugo Ruchotzke on April 22, 1956. A focus in Dona's life was her family and grandchildren. Dona was a gracious homemaker who enjoyed playing cards with friends and also relished her quiet time to write poetry. Left to cherish Dona's memory are her two daughters and their spouses, Debra (Don) Ludemann, Little Falls, MN and Susan (Karl) Self, Vadnais Heights, MN; grandchildren, Jessie and Tommy Self; sisters, LaVonne (Aaron) Freuchtinecht, Eldridge, IA and Myrna Earhart, Hiawatha, IA; brother, Merlin (Rhoda) Mohr, Houston, TX; sisters/brothers-in-law, John and Madge Ruchotzke, Grinnell, IA, Louis and Linda Ruchotzke, Preston, IA, Cleo and Don Gray, Preston, IA, Caroline Behn, Preston, IA, Richard Eggers, Teeds Grove, IA and Mardella Ruchotzke, Miles, IA and many nieces and nephews. Dona was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Hugo and his parents, sister-in-law, Leola Eggers and brothers-in-law, Wes Behn and Carroll Ruchotzke as well as nephews, Aaron Gray, David Behn and Lane Ruchotzke. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 11575 N. First Ave. at 10:00 a.m. Memorials may be made to "Resurrection Lutheran Ruchotzke Fund" or "Pillars Hospice House."

Delgado Perez, Edith Maria
December 14, 1943 – October 14, 2012
Age 69, of Inver Grove Heights, originally of Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico.

Doebler, David Arthur
August 16, 1928 – October 13, 2012
Age 84, of Minneapolis, former President of the National Hay Association, died October 13 at the VA Hospital in Minneapolis. Mr. Doebler was born on August 16, 1928 in Syracuse, NY and was a 1945 graduate of Jersey Shore (PA) High School. At 17 near the end of WWII, he enlisted in the Army. He was stationed with the Army Air Corps in the San Francisco Bay area and Alaska, both of which he recalled fondly over the years. After the war, he attended Penn State University and was a member of the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity. In 1951, he married Yvonne Kissell. Together they had 4 children. In 1967, he moved the family to Minneapolis, MN where he became Vice President of the Fruen Milling Company. From Minneapolis, he grew a career in the field of thoroughbred racehorse oats, working for ADM and ConAgra. In 1975, he became CEO and President of U.S. Grain, and in 1978 he founded and was CEO of Great Northern Grain. His products were used by the U.S. Equestrian Team and top thoroughbred racehorses around the world. He was known to be a great teller of tales, an expert map reader with deep knowledge of Pennsylvania geography and history, an experienced fly fisher and hunter, a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, who delighted and indulged his grandchildren with his tremendous imagination and sense of fun. His family is grateful for the attentive and devoted care of the nurses and physicians at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center. His wife, Yvonne Kissell Doebler, preceded him in death. He is survived by his four children David A. Doebler III, Lura Shopteau, and Scot Doebler, all of Minneapolis, and Jennifer Doebler of Berkeley, CA, as well as 7 grandchildren. A private memorial service will be held in Pennsylvania.

Thiele, DeVee (nee Hubbard)
March 20, 1941 – October 13, 2012
Age 71, passed away peacefully October 13, 2012, in Inver Grove Heights, MN. She was preceded in death by parents, Richard and Alma Hubbard, and sister-in-law, Karin Hubbard. DeVee was born March 20, 1941, in Fergus Falls, MN. She earned a PhD in Library Science and taught at Hopkins North Junior High School where she also coached tennis. She married Lynn Thiele in 1983 and together they enjoyed golf, tennis, entertaining guests, and extensive travel. DeVee is survived by husband, Lynn, and stepsons, Randy (Sandy) Thiele and Dan (Darlene) Thiele as well as many step-grandchildren. She is also survived by brothers, Rick (Mary) Hubbard, and Mike (Cindy) Hubbard as well as a niece and two nephews. A memorial service will be held at Chapel Hill Church, 4888 Pilot Knob Rd., Eagan, MN, on October 20 at 1:00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior and lunch served afterwards.

Podlewski, Joshua Michael
October 26, 1979 – October 12, 2012
Age 32, of Brooklyn Center.

Ryhn, John Hjalmer "JR"
March 22, 1956 – October 12, 2012
Age 56, of Columbia Heights, joined his mother, father, sister & friends on 10/12/12 at the age of 56. He is survived by his companion, Debby; his daughter, Amanda (JD); sons, Marc (Rachel) & Matt; Debby's children, Kris, Threasa (Wayne) & Brenda (Troy); 11 grandchildren, family & friends. Memorials in lieu of flowers are preferred & can be made at any Wells Fargo Bank in the "John Ryhn Memorial" account.

Nord, Geraldine Margarite (nee Schroeder)
June 25, 1924 – October 11, 2012
Age 88, of White Bear Lake, died peacefully on October 11, 2012 at Cerenity Care Center. Survived by daughter Michele; granddaughters Kristine and Ashley; great grandchildren Mishayla, Ariella, and Beniah. Mass 11AM Wednesday October 17th at St. Jerome Catholic Church, 384 Roselawn E. Ave., Maplewood, MN. Visitation 10-11AM, with luncheon following Mass.

Kofski, Doris Isabelle (nee Toussaint)
August 20. 1924 – October 10, 2012
Age 88, of Maplewood, a full and blessed life ended peacefully on October 10, 2012. Doris was born August 20, 1924 to Flora and Frank Toussaint in Sleepy Eye, MN. Survived by her children, their spouses and families; Jerome Kofski (wife Pam, children Todd, Rachel, Andrew), Barbara Kofski, Patricia Kofski, Kathleen Mark (husband Roger, children Chad, Jill, and great grandson Sean) and Richard Kofski (wife Tracy, children William, Benjamin). She will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband William Richard Kofski at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, who preceded her in death on January 10, 1968. Rest in Peace mom, you are already missed and always loved.

Guzman, Gregorio
November 17, 1935 – October 10, 2012
Age 76, of St. Paul passed away on October 10, 2012. Preceded in death by both parents, his brothers, Robert and Theodore, his sister, Maureen, and his son, Tyrone. Survived by his brothers, Frank and sister, Eleanor, sons, Gregory, Keith and Jesse, daughters, Debbie and Sonja. There will be a graveside service at Fort Snelling National Cemetery at 12:15 PM, Friday, October 19, 2012.

Bloyer, Elizabeth Grace (nee Schorr)
June 11, 1946 – October 10, 2012
Age 66, of St. Paul, passed away on October 10th, 2012. Betty was born June 11th, 1946 to Wilbur and Olive Schorr in St. Paul, MN. She is preceded in death by her parents and sister Kathy Benker. Survived by her loving daughter, Katie Bloyer; sister, Sandy Thompson; and nieces and nephews. She will be missed by her family and her many wonderful friends. Memorial Service will be held at 4pm on Thursday November 29, 2012 at Unity Church-Unitarian, 733 Portland Ave., St. Paul.

Sherman, Avery Ramon
November 16, 1977 – October 9, 2012
Age 34, of Minneapolis, originally of Silvis, IL. Interment at Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis, IN.

Campbell, Willie Ray
October 8, 1942 – October 8, 2012
Age 70 of Pine City, passed away peacefully in his sleep after a long battle. Born in Hartford, Alabama to his parents, John and Pearl, who precede him in death. Proudly served his country with the Navy during the Vietnam War. Former owner of the Village Inn Bar & Grill. He will be missed by his loving wife, Lee; sons, David Scott Steele and Michael R. Campbell; 4 grandchildren: Tanner, Taten, Caitlyn, and Carley Schwietz; sister, Colleen Russell of Hartford, AL; brother, Frank Campbell of Geneva, AL; and many other relatives and friends. A private family inichement was held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. 

Burnam, Molly Beth
January 31, 1982 – October 8, 2012
Age 30 of Burnsville, passed on October 8, 2012 at her home in Mpls. Survived by parents, Diane and Robert Burnam; brother, Jason Burnam; fiance, Terry Holden; step mother, Judi; and brothers, Jeff and Daniel Taube; also by many other loving relatives and friends. We love you so much Molly and will forever miss your smile.

Slanga, Betty Jane (nee Suits)
April 23, 1924 – October 8, 2012
Age 88, of Minneapolis. Born April 23, 1924, died October 8th, 2012. Loving wife and mother survived by her dear husband Edward D. Slanga; children, Edward S. (Mary), James (Leann), Galla Tischbein, Michael, Laurie Ackerson (Scott); 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She will always be in our hearts. A memorial gathering is planned for the immediate family.

Groff, Scott Alan
February 12, 1962 – October 7, 2012
Age 50, of Ham Lake, MN,passed away on Oct. 7. Preceded in death by father, Dale Groff; mother, Joanne Kowalski; sister, Sharon Groff; aunts, uncles & nephew. Survived by 3 children, Dale, Jennifer and Alan; siblings, Deb (Bob) Rogers, Kevin, DeeAnne Trost; fiancee, Andria Skrypez; nieces & nephews. Celebration of Scott's life will be held Thur, Oct 11, Eagle Brook Church, 8498 NE Sunset Rd., Spring Lake Park (651-429-9227). Visitation 2:00 PM, Service 3:00 PM.

Timmerman, Shane Lee
June 2, 1991 – October 7, 2012
Age 21, of St. Cloud, MN, formerly of Waukon, IA, died Sunday, October 7, 2012, at St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, MN. Memorial services will be held Saturday, October 13th, at 1:00 PM at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon, with Rev. Richard Iles officiating. Friends may greet the family from 12:00 PM until time of services at the funeral home on Saturday.

Nauha, James Leonard
February 25, 1942 – October 6, 2012
Age 70, of St Louis Park, MN died Oct 6, 2012 unexpectedly at HCMC. Careers included: Grain Inspector at Atwood Larson Grain Co., member of the Board of Trade at MPLS Grain Exchange selling sunflowers and flax, Kellogg Grain, Victoria Grain, Con-Agra grain elevators in St Paul. Formed the "Accidentals" rock band, joined two city bands, sang in the Lutheran Brotherhood Choir. Enjoyed volunteering at Ascension Lutheran Church, coaching youth sports, and was a volunteer policeman during the 1965 Fridley tornado. He loved baking at home and professionally. Survived by his wife (49 1/2 years) his High School sweetheart ("Susie") Sue and children, Thomas (Cherie) Nauha, Leslie (Gary) Udstrand, Christopher (Susan) Nauha, 11 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, whom were all so special to him. A private family service will be held in the spring in his hometown of Two Harbors, MN.

Bryant, Thomas Dale
November 10, 1952 – October 5, 2012
Age 59, of St. Paul, originally of Bryan, TX.

Soderling, Barbara Regina (nee OLear)
September 7, 1937 – October 5, 2012
Age 78, of Bloomington.

Jeatran, Stephen John
August 16, 1951 – October 5, 2012
Age 61, of St. Louis Park, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on October 5, 2012 after a courageous two-year battle with cancer. Survived by his loving wife, Chris; his children, Josh (Jill), grandsons, Owen and Bennett, and Molly (Mark); his mother, Esther, and brother, Jack (Leslie) and many other family and friends. Preceded in death by his father, Bob, and other family members. A true entrepreneur with the will to live life to the fullest; he was a respected man. He was kind, generous, loved the outdoors, being with family and friends and was an avid hunter and gardener. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to North Memorial Hospice or American Cancer Society. Memorial service: Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, 11 AM, with visitation starting at 10 AM at Westwood Lutheran Church, 9001 Cedar Lake Road, SLP, MN 55426.

Briski, Kathleen Lorraine (nee Nelson)
August 6, 1945 – October 4, 2012
Age 67, is now soaring with the eagles after passing on Oct. 4th, 2012, at her home in Bloomington. Survived by daughters, Cheryl (Mark), Monica and Jennifer (Brian); 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren, extended family and friends. Those whose lives Kathie touched are invited to Nativity of Mary Church, 9900 Lyndale Ave So., Blmgtn on Wed., Oct. 10, 2012 at 10:00 am. Luncheon to follow service at The Meadows Apartments, 9501 Garfield Ave So. immediately following mass.

Horner, Robin Cheryl (nee Trierweiler)
October 24, 1952 – October 4, 2012
Age 59, of Maple Grove, passed on October 4, 2012. Preceded in passing by mother, Delores. Survived by husband, David and father, Robert Trierweiler; mother-in-law, Elsie Horner, and Horner family; and Robert's sisters. She was loved and will be missed by family and friends. Reviewal will be 10 AM Tuesday, October 9 with service to ensue at 12 Noon at Praise Christian Center on 4100 Douglas Dr N, Crystal, MN. Interment at Niggler Cemetery, Osseo, MN.

Doheny, Kathleen Mary (nee Mason)
December 27, 1940 – October 3, 2012
Age 71, of St. Paul, passed away on October 3, 2012, surrounded by family. We love you Mom. Survived by sons, Michael (Mary), Russell, Darren (Shannon) and Kurt (Laurie); 11 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; 1 sister; many nieces and nephews. Celebration of Pinky's life 4-7PM on FRIDAY (10/12) at SONRISE CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 7955 Ivystone Ave So, Cottage Grove. Memorials preferred to the family.

Aylward, Patricia Jane
August 21, 1940 – October 2, 2012
Age 72, of Backus, died Tuesday 10/02/2012 at St Cloud Hospital. Patricia was born 8/21/1940, daughter of Emmett & Mary Jane Aylward. Pat was a life long resident of Brainerd & Backus, MN. She will be missed by significant other, Charles (Chuck) Reinwand; Sons, Kendall Kalweit of Palm Springs CA, Kristopher Kalweit, and Craig Schroeml of Brainerd MN; sisters, Janet Loftess, Joy Hanson, JoAnn Skoglund, Nancy Hines, Rayola Killingstad, Penny Woods, Francis Kotek; brother, John Aylward; granddaughters, Kristina, Kayla, Athena & Monique Kalweit; cherished nieces & nephews; significant other family’s children, Tracy Furney, Penny Jo, Charles III, Kip and Joey Reinwand; sisters, Marlene Olson of Dallas TX, Pat Nelson of St Francis MN, Sharon Howell of TN, and Diane Willis of Gull Lake, MN; and many grandchildren. A gathering of family & friends will take place Saturday, 10/06/12 from 11 to 1 at Oak St. Chapel 523 - 11th St. So, Brainerd MN.

Henderson, Michael Ray
May 29, 1966 – October 1, 2012
Age 46, of St. Paul. Funeral service Tuesday, October 23 at 11:00 AM, with visitation 1 hour prior, at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, 501 W. Lawson Ave., St. Paul. Interment at Elmhurst Cemetery in St. Paul.

Comer, Shannon Marie (nee Murphy)
March 31, 1961 – October 1, 2012
Age 51 of St. Paul. Passed away September 29, 2012. Beloved Mother, Grandmother and Daughter. Survived by mother Alice; father Thomas; children Noah, Hannah, and Sarah; grandchildren, siblings and friends. She will be greatly missed and her memories will live with us forever. Memorial service Monday, Oct. 15, 6 PM, at Inver Hills Church, 8265 Babcock Trail, Inver Grove Hts, MN 55077 with visitation 1 hour prior to memorial.

Hussey, Lesley Elizabeth (nee Seaman)
May 20, 1941 – September 30, 2012
Age 70, of Golden Valley, originally of Pittsfield, MA.

Schmitz, Irma Marie
October 1, 1941 – September 29, 2012
Age 70 of St. Paul. Heaven has received its newest angel to watch over us.  Preceded in death by her parents; loving brother, John; brother-in-laws, Butch O'Neil and Duncan Stewart.  Survived by her sisters, Sharon O'Neil, Nancy Stewart, Sandy "Sam" (Jim) Pepler. Irma was a 2nd mother and caregiver for many nieces and nephews, Melissa, Deanna, John, Mike, Bob, John, Danny, Kim, Kathy, Blaine, Duncan, Shelly, Tammy, Greg, Barbra Jo, Mikey, and Todd; 32 great nieces & nephews; and 8 great-great nieces & nephews.  A memorial gathering will be held on Friday, Oct. 5 from 4-7PM at the Hamline Highrise, 777 Hamline Ave. N, St. Paul, MN 55104.

Yanez, Cecilio
November 22, 1937 – September 29, 2012
Age 74, of Cuitlahuac, Mexico, passed away in St. Paul.

Bennett, Alvin William
April 12, 1950 – September 28, 2012
Age 62, of Minneapolis.

Weber, Thomas Jeffery
May 4, 1958 – September 28, 2012
Adored Husband, Father, Son, Brother, Son-in-Law and Friend, Age 54 On September 28th, on a beautiful warm day Tommy was welcomed into the arms of our heavenly father. We lost the most amazing, kind hearted, unselfish, gentle man. He was our strength, he was our hero, and in this lifetime, none will compare. He fought courageously and battled brain cancer, sadly his time with us was to short. To know Tommy was a gift. He was an amazing husband to Alisha and father to Ashley, Gabby, and Peyton, his girls. Words cannot discribe the pain of our loss. Tommy, you now have peace. Alisha and daughters wish to thank Drs. Nussbaum, Jody Lowry, Nicole Vic, Pillars, all the staff at St. Joes Hospice, and Father Roger of Guardian Angels Church of Oakdale. You gave us love, compassion and the essence of time. For that, we will forever be grateful. No services will be held as per Tommy's request and wishes. Goodbye until we meet again my love. Sweet dreams.

Flygare, Wayne Kendall
November 26, 1941 – September 27, 2012
Age 70, of Brooklyn Park, originally of Willmar. Private interment at Foster Cemetery in Wahkon, MN.

Myrin-Maurstad, Jacquelyn Lee (nee Myrin)
October 25, 1949 – September 27, 2012
Age 62, of New Brighton. Born October 25, 1949 in Thief River Falls, MN, died September 27, 2012 in Mpls. Preceded in death by her parents, Clifford and Babe Myrin; and her dear friend, John Wirth. Survived by her 3 siblings, numerous cousins, nephews, nieces, grand nephews and grand nieces. Memorial gathering (pot luck picnic) in Silverwood Park, New Brighton, Sunday, October 7 at 1 PM, assemble near the Visitor Center. For info call 714-240-6781.

Starks, Viola
January 7, 1942 – September 27, 2012
Age 70, of Minneapolis, originally of Parkin, AR. Preceded in death by Parents, Eddie Gulyard and Geneva Barnes; other family, Harry Gulyard, Bobby Williams, Robert Carson, Uncle Matthew, Marvin Gail, Johnny Gail, Ramiah Marie Gail and Nizzel George. Survived by siblings, James, Gary, Billie, Linda, Madie, Esther and Ruthie; 3 sons, Micheal, Anthony and Jesse; 2 daughters, Joanne and Margarice; stepchildren, Jesse and Anthony; 4 grandsons, Laurence, Reginald, Antonio and Kevin; 4 granddaughters, LaQuesha, Lashonda, Kimalicia and Shaquetta; 23 great-grandchildren; a host of relatives and friends. Funeral service Thursday, October 4 at 11:00 a.m., with visitation 1 hour prior, at Berean Missionary Baptist Church, 704 - 30th Ave. N, Minneapolis. Interment at Hillside Cemetery in Minneapolis.

Pomroy, James Lawrence
September 17, 1956 – September 25, 2012
Age 56, of Maplewood, passed away peacefully on September 25, 2012, with family by his side. He will be missed by his loving wife, Kim; sons, Alex (Mallory) Carlson and Noah; mother, Anita; sisters, Deborah (Michael) Resman, Kathleen Pomroy (Boris Allan); and close extended family.  James was preceded in death by his first wife, Harriet Kathleen McKusick-Pomroy, and his father, James Fred Pomroy. Memorials preferred to the ALS Association.  Memorial service will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 12PM at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 900 Summit Ave, St. Paul, MN, with a gathering at the church one hour prior to the service. 

Mattson, Merle Howard
July 6, 1932 – September 25, 2012
Age 80, of Annandale, long-time resident of Crystal, died peacefully at home on Sept. 25, 2012. Survived by his wife of 54 years, Phyllis; daughters, Paula of Maple Grove and Linda Ries of Colorado Springs, CO; siblings, Darlene (Donald) Mueller, Cheri Grunzke, Alvin, Clifford, Don (Marlene), Bernard (Donna), Morris (Audrey); and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Henrietta and Peter Mattson; brother-in-law, Jim Grunzke and sister-in-law, Jeanette Mattson.  Korean War Veteran and professional engineer for 36 years at Honeywell.  Active member and volunteer at St. James Lutheran Church, and at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in his retirement years.  Private Interment at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery.  Funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 29, 11AM at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 5460-63RD ST NW (N COUNTY RD 8), Maple Lake, MN, with a visitation beginning at 10AM. 

Williams, Raymond David
March 29, 1950 – September 25, 2012
Age 50, of St. Paul, originally of Atlanta, GA. Interment Friday, September 28 at 11:00 A.M. at Prairie Oaks Memorial Eco-Gardens, 8225 Argenta Trail, Inver Grove Heights.

Melendez, Robert
July 6, 1951 – September 24, 2012
Age 61, of St. Paul. Passed away September 24, 2012. Survived by his daughter, Nichole; son, David; mother, Lucy; brothers, sisters, nieces, and nephews. Bobby, you left this world for a place of peace, and free from pain, and to join all of our loved ones. You will be truly missed, but our thoughts will last our lifetime. Familia Para Siempre. Memorial Mass 11am Thursday, September 27 at St. Pascal Baylon Church, 1757 Conway St, St. Paul. Visitation one hour prior at 10am.

Nelson, Leland Stuart
December 17, 1959 – September 24, 2012
Age 52, of Brooklyn Center.

Williams, Gresham Verne
March 16, 1926 – September 24, 2012
Age 86, of Minneapolis.

Marrs, Richard
March 17, 1948 – September 22, 2012
Age 64, of Milaca. Services have already been held.

Tobias, David Arthur
October 12, 1935 – September 20, 2012
Age 76, of Minneapolis, originally of Battle Creek, MI. Interment at Floral Lawn Memorial Gardens, Battle Creek, MI.

Plesha, Frank Anthony
October 26, 1918 – September 20, 2012
Age 93 of West St. Paul passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sept. 20, 2012. He is survived by children Becky Lee, Bob, and Nancy Thomas of Arlington, VA; grandchildren Kevin (Celena), Mike (Kelly), Jeremy (Erin), Tom; Angie and Courtney Christman of Arlington, VA; and great-grandchildren Gavin and Grace. He graduated from Eveleth High School where he played hockey and directed his senior class production. He was a proud veteran of World War II where he served four years in the US Army. Frank graduated from Dunwoody Technical Institute and worked at West Publishing Company until he retired. He was a staunch American who took great pride in being part of the greatest generation. He was a journalist at heart who loved to read and write. An original and forward thinker and visionary, his ideas will always be the source of much family pride and humor. He never missed remembering and rewarding a family member's birthday. He was blessed with being able to live 93 independent years doing everything his way. Our Dad and Grandfather: you will always be remembered. Private interment at Fort Snelling.

Thompson, Richard Warren
April 15, 1952 – September 18, 2012
Age 60, of Minneapolis. Born 4/15/52, journeyed into the spirit world on 9/18/12. Preceded in death by father, Leonard Sr.; brothers, John and Frank; sister, Sandra. Survived by mother, Frances; brothers, Leonard Jr., Ronald & Donald; sisters, Margaret, Candice, Karen, Izsola & Kari. There will be an all night wake Friday 9/21/12 at Indian Ministries, 31st & Park Ave. Services begin at 5 PM with a feast to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred. Funeral service will begin at 2 PM at the Rice Lake Comm. Center, White Earth, MN..

Kea, Kimo
October 30, 1953 – September 18, 2012
Age 58, of St. Paul.

Kennedy, Dorene Rochelle (nee Rowell)
April 6, 1954 – September 17, 2012
Age 58, of Minneapolis.

Flettre, Timothy Irvin
April 11, 1946 – September 17, 2012
Age 66, of St. Paul.

Khatsayk, Olga
May 23, 1937 – September 17, 2012
Age 75, of Maple Grove, originally of Ukraine. Interment at Niggler Cemetery in Osseo, MN.

Colgan, Howard
May 4, 1923 – September 16, 2012
Age 89, of St. Paul.

Rock, Kathleen
March 30, 1933 – September 15, 2012
Age 79, of St. Paul.

Jones, Debra Renee
July 24, 1959 – September 13, 2012
Age 53, of Minneapolis. Funeral service Friday, September 21 at 11:00 a.m., with visitation 1 hour prior, at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4150 Dupont Ave. N, Minneapolis. Interment to follow at Sunset Memorial Park in Minneapolis.

Current, Mary Alice (nee Newman)
July 15, 1956 – September 13, 2012
Age 56, of Minneapolis. Mary Current lost her battle with cancer on Thursday, 9/13/12. Survived by husband, Keith Current Sr. and three sons, Terry, Keith Jr. and Jeff. Services Saturday, 9/22/12 at 3:00 PM at Calvary Worship Center, 9500 Minnetonka Blvd., St. Louis Park.

Busta, Alice Lucille "Lu" (nee Schmitz)
September 24, 1916 – September 13, 2012
Age 95, of St. Paul. Passed away peacefully Sept. 13, 2012. Preceded in death by her husband, William; and brothers, Carl & Gordon Schmitz. Survived by her sons, Mark (Barbara), Paul, Greg (Melissa); 4 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; niece, Carolyn Singh. Friends and family are welcome to attend a graveside service at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery on Monday, Sept. 24, Lane #2 at 2:30PM.

Hislop, Arlene Mae (nee Corbett)
May 30, 1930 – September 12, 2012
Age 82, of Landfall, MN. Passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Sept. 12, 2012. Survived by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She will be forever missed.

Wessels, James Franklin
January 31, 1934 – September 7, 2012
Age 78, of St. Paul. USAF (Retired) January 31, 1934 ~ September 7, 2012 Preceded in death by wife, Jacqueline and daughter, Joy. Loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather & uncle. Graveside service Sept. 14, 1:00 PM, at Elmhurst Cemetery, Dale St. and Larpenteur Ave. Celebration of Life following ceremony at Ron's Bar on Rice Street.

Willey, Michael Albert
June 27, 1948 – September 7, 2012
Age 64, of St. Paul. Memorial service Thursday, September 7, at 11:00 A.M., at St. Stanislaus Church, 398 West Superior St., St. Paul.

Johnson, David Edward
November 15, 1943 – September 4, 2012
Age 68, of Bloomington, MN, his spirit went to the happy hunting grounds on September 4, 2012.  David was a member of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, and proud of his Native American heritage. Will be missed by his love, Connie Boswell; son, Dallas Boswell; and other relatives & friends. David rose above his medical problems, and will be remembered for his high spirit and feistiness.  Inurnment Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. Memorial will be held on Thursday, September 13 at 10AM at the Golden Living Center in Bloomington (9200 Nicollet Ave).

Sovereign, Mari Jenelyn (Jenelyn Maria Torgeson)
July 28, 1978 – August 31, 2012
Age 34, of Minneapolis.

Wright, Dona Jean (nee Reedy)
June 28, 1940 – August 31, 2012
Age 72, of Hastings, passed away August 31. Preceded in death by parents, John Reedy and Betty Lau; and husband Robert F. Wright. Survived by children, Robin (Steve) Somers, Gina (Gordon) Hanson and Bob (Beth) Wright; siblings, Rosemary (Joe) Nowack and Judy (Gary) Palumbo; 9 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Memorial service 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 7th at Bethel Christian Fellowship, 1466 Portland Avenue, St. Paul. Memorials preferred to Our Lady of Peace Hospice Home, St. Paul. Interment following at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery.

Hedstrom, Marian Margie (nee Robinson)
July 26, 1921 – August 29, 2012
Age 91, of St. Paul, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on August 29, 2012. She is survived by Art Hedstrom, her loving husband of 68 years; daughter, Diane (Eric) Wesman; son, Dean (Sandy Jacobsen) Hedstrom; grandchildren, Chris (Sarah) Wesman and Jennie (DeWayne) Esnough; great- grandsons, Miles Wesman and Eric Esnough, and many dear relatives and friends. She was a talented baker, an adventurous cook and a kind and gracious hostess. Above all, Marian loved her family. A memorial service is at 2:00 PM on Thursday, September 6, at First Presbyterian Church of White Bear Lake. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to the Ramsey County Library and the Kiwanis International Foundation (kif.kiwanis.org).

Tuma, Darlene Marie "Dar"
June 19, 1952 – August 28, 2012
Age 60, of Minneapolis. Born June 19th, 1952 and passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, August 28th, 2012 after a brief battle with cancer. Preceded in death by parents Milo and Ruth Tuma of New Prague, MN. Survived by sisters Terri Tuma, Carla (Kurt) Swanson (Tuma); niece, Erin Swanson; and nephew, Stefan Swanson. She was an employee of Fairview Health Systems for many years. A celebration in honor of Dar's life will be held at Elsie's Restaurant, 729 Marshall St. NE, Minneapolis on Friday, September 21st beginning at 6 pm. Dar enjoyed gardening, art, showing hospitality to family, friends and neighbors and spending time with her dogs Tillie and Sophie.

Kern, Denise Lynn (nee Sjodin)
July 20, 1964 – August 25, 2012
Age 48, of Ham Lake.

Yankovec, Lorimer John
July 27, 1946 – August 25, 2012
Age 66, of Glenwood, MN, formerly of St. Paul Passed away August 25, 2012 at his home in Glenwood, MN. Survived by his sons, grandchildren, brother, 2 sisters, nieces, nephews and friends. A private celebration of his life is planned.

LaBissoniere (Holm), Mildred Orcella
August 28, 1911 – August 25, 2012
Age 100, of New Hope. Born Aug. 28, 1911 to Annie Johnson in Mpls., MN died Aug. 25, 2012. Preceded in death by Gustov and Annie Holm; husband, Richard; siblings, Lester, Willard, Roger, Alice Bettenheiser, Winifred Durant & Donna McKenzie. Survived by daughter, Marvel Gilkey; grandchildren, Gail Larson, Pamella Bruzek, Wendy Leininger, Mark Gilkey, Melody Manthie; 12 great-grandchildren; 7 great- great-grandchildren; also survived by brother, Howard Holm; nieces, nephews and her friend of over 75 years, Wilma Krickle. Services to be held at Excelsior Covenant Church, 19955 Excelsior Blvd. on Sat., Sept. 1, 2012. Visitation 10 AM, service 11 AM. Luncheon to follow. Private interment.

Robinette, Agnes (nee Whitehurst)
July 31, 1923 – August 24, 2012
Age 89, of Minneapolis, originally of Norfolk, VA.

Fondren, Eleanor Fannie Mae
July 21, 1945 – August 23, 2012
Age 67, of Brooklyn Center. Funeral services Saturday, September 1 at 12:00 p.m., with visitation 1 hour prior, at Zion Baptist Church, 621 Elwood Ave. N, Minneapolis. Interment at Crystal Lake Cemetery in Minneapolis on Tuesday, September 4 at 10:00 a.m.

Odegard, Manij (nee Sosook)
December 4, 1945 – August 23, 2012
Age 66, of St. Paul, originally of Thailand. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Survived by children, Mark Greaves, Linda Morin, Carol Gibbons; grandchildren, April Oberle, Korey Gibbons, Khloe Gibbons, Charles Morin, Hazel Morin. Graveside Service 12:30pm Monday August 27th at Acacia Park Cemetery, Mendota Heights. Memorials preferred to Our Lady of Peace.

Debernardi, Irene (nee Smith)
January 19, 1924 – August 22, 2012
Age 88, of Brooklyn Center. Survived by her cherished children Carolyn I. Jurkovich (Daniel), Louis S. Axtman, Janis M. Driscoll (Thomas); grandchildren: Natalie Germar (David), Charles Driscoll, April Corona, Jana Cummins (Anthony), Jill Jurkovich, Roxane Axtman; great-grandchildren Juliet Corona, Thomas Germar. Interment Fort Snelling on 9-21-2012 at 11:35 AM. Irene was dearly loved and will be missed by all.

Hayes, Tonie
July 11, 1921 – August 21, 2012
Age 91, of Minneapolis. Funeral service Friday, August 31 at 12:00 P.M., with visitation one hour prior, at New Salem Missionary Baptist Church, 2507 Bryant Ave. N, Minneapolis. Interment at Elmhurst Cemetery in St. Paul.

Lockhart, William Robert
April 6, 1945 – August 20, 2012
Age 67, of Minneapolis, originally of Camden, NJ.

Isaacson, John Arnold
October 12, 1953 – August 19, 2012
Age 58, of Rosemount, MN, originally of Chisolm, MN.

Priest, LaValle Ja'Ron
February 3, 1991 – August 18, 2012
Age 21, of Minneapolis. Private interment.

Crawford, Frances Josephine (nee Czupinski)
July 15, 1944 – August 16, 2012
Age 68, of Inver Grove Heights. Survived by husband, Michael; children, David (Roxanne) Stackable, Kelly Stackable (Don Ward) and Karen (Jeff) Austin; step-children, Corrine Hill (Dave Danford), Hank (Peggy) Crawford and Carolyn Crawford-Smith; brother, Carl (Bev) Czupinski; step-grandchildren, Joshua and Jordan Hill, James Crawford, Dylan Crawford, Zander Smith and Dane Crawford-Say. Memorial gathering on Friday, August 24 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the Crawford Residence.

Anderson, Edith Margaret
October 24, 1917 – August 14, 2012
Age 94, of Minnetonka, passed away August 14th.  She was born in Starbuck, MN, to Henry and Mary (Jackson) Anderson.  She attended district 37 country school, and graduated from Glenwood (MN) High School in 1935, and then St. Cloud Teachers College in 1939.  She got her MA from Columbia University.  She taught math and English at various high schools in MN and NJ for 17 years.  Later, she worked at Honeywell as an engineer for 30 years. Edith retired in 1987, and volunteered with the Honeywell retiree program, enjoyed playing bridge, traveling, and knitting mittens at the Hopkins Community Center. Preceded in death by her parents Henry & Mary (Jackson) Anderson; brother, Maurice Anderson; and sister, Helen Kuehl. Edith is survived by her nephews and niece; Rick (Sue) Anderson, Paul (Faith) Anderson, Dale Anderson, Craig Kuehl, Ward (Linda) Kuehl, Jan Kuehl, and Judy Kuehl; as well as great nieces/nephews, and great-great nieces/nephews. Funeral Service 11am Friday August 17th at Westwood Lutheran Church 9001 Cedar Lake Rd, St. Louis Park.  Visitation 1hr prior at 10am.  Interment Fron Cemetery Starbuck, MN.

Soininen, Harry Armas
May 12, 1934 – August 13, 2012
Age 78, of St. Louis Park, originally of Lappeenranta, Finland.

McCarty, Patricia Ann (nee Sigsworth)
May 7, 1941 – August 12, 2012
Age 71, of Amery, WI, passed away in St. Paul, MN.

Chelmo, Larry Lee
July 22, 1943 – August 10, 2012
Age 69, of Minneapolis, orchestrator of much silliness passed away peacefully Fri. 8/10. His kind heart shone from Bloomington, MN. His wife, Maggie Chelmo, preceded him in death. His daughter Jill, son Patrick, daughter-in-law Missy, and three loving grandsons Sully, Liam, and Connall, as well as all who loved him grieve the loss. Mass of Catholic Burial will be held at St. Bonaventure, in Bloomington, on Thursday, August 16. Visitation at 10 AM, funeral at 11 AM. Lunch and burial at Fort Snelling to follow.

Clarke, Priscilla Mae (nee Francis)
March 4, 1931 – August 9, 2012
Age 81 of St. Paul, passed away August 9, 2012, peacefully, surrounded by family. Preceded in death by parents, Thomas and Lillian Francis; brothers George and Thomas Francis. Survived by children Karen (Kent) Wilcox,and Susanne Baudet; brother Jerry (Sue) Francis; many grandchildren, great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Sept. 8, 2012, 11 AM, at Holy Apostles Episcopal Church, 2200 Minnehaha Ave E., St. Paul. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferrred.

Swanson, Elizabeth Ann (nee Marah)
January 23, 1941 – August 9, 2012
Age 71, of St. Paul, passed away peacefully on August 9, 2012 after a 3 year struggle with cancer. Preceded in death by parents; siblings, John & Larry. Survived by children, Craig (Roxanne), Dianne Swanson; grandchildren, Bradley (Liz), Beth, Matthew; great granddaughter, Marah; siblings James (Joyce) Marah, Kay Moseng, Celia (Howie) Prudhome. There will be a gathering on Wednesday, August 15 from 4-7 pm at Holcomb-Henry-Boom-Purcell, 515 W. Hwy 96 at Mackubin, Shoreview. (651-482-7606). In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred.

Reese, Edward Lowell
December 15, 1942 – August 7, 2012
Age 69, of Minneapolis. Ed was preceded in death by his parents (Lowell and Marie Reese of Crookston, MN) and one sister (Stella Banghart, IN.) He is survived by his loving mate, Arlene and her son Corry, and Ed's son Edward. He has 3 surviving brothers (Roger in Bemidji, MN, Raymond in Jackson, MN, Robert in Elkhart, IN,) and many local Union and personal friends. To all his friends, he was fondly known as "Cowboy Ed."

Carlisle, Beverly Jean (nee Pariseau)
December 16, 1938 – August 7, 2012
Age 73, of Richfield, Passed away at home with her family, her dogs April and Trixie and her cat Maggie by her side. She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister; her beloved son, Tommy; and her 2 step-grandsons. She is survived by her sons, John, Steve and Timothy (Eileen) Carlisle; her daughter, Cindy (Brian) Goring; 13 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and many more who called her Mom or Grandma. Service Monday 11 AM at Minnehaha Communion Lutheran Church, 4101 37th Ave S., Minneapolis, MN 55406. Visitation one hour prior.

Ehr, Larry Jay
February 17, 1959 – August 6, 2012
Age 71, of Minneapolis.

Linson, Pauviera Xa'Xure
September 27, 1997 – August 6, 2012
Age 14, of St. Paul. Survived by mother, Makiesha (Freddie) Johnson; father, Paul Anthony Linson; grandparents, Thomas Mayo, Charles and Ivy Brown, William and Pamela James; siblings, JaVell Johnson, Kymirra Linson and Anthony Linson. Funeral service Wednesday, August 15 at 11:00 a.m., with visitation one hour prior fron 10-11 a.m., at Christ on Capitol Hill Lutheran Church/Rock of Ages, 105 University Ave. W, St. Paul, MN 55103.

McGee, Brittany
March 9, 1988 – August 3, 2012
Age 24, of Minneapolis, passed away tragically with son, De'Marion and boyfriend, Devon Mapp. Funeral service Saturday, August 11 at 10:30 a.m., with visitation from 9-10:30, at New Salem Baptist Church, 2507 Bryant Ave. N, Minneapolis. Interment at Gethsemane Cemetery in New Hope.

Mapp, Devon Antwain
September 26, 1981 – August 3, 2012
Age 30, of Minneapolis, passed away tragically with son, De'Marion and girlfriend, Brittany McGee. Funeral service Saturday, August 11 at 10:30 a.m., with visitation from 9-10:30, at New Salem Baptist Church, 2507 Bryant Ave. N, Minneapolis. Interment at Gethsemane Cemetery in New Hope.

Mapp, Da'Marion Lamont Latez
March 22, 2012 – August 3, 2012
Age 4 months, of Minneapolis, passed away tragically with parents Devon Mapp and Brittany McGee. Funeral service Saturday, August 11 at 10:30 a.m., with visitation from 9-10:30, at New Salem Baptist Church, 2507 Bryant Ave. N, Minneapolis. Interment at Gethsemane Cemetery in New Hope.

Nguyen, Thanh Huu
October 12, 1928 – August 3, 2012
Age 83, of St. Paul, originally of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

Malone, Eddie
August 16, 1957 – August 3, 2012
Age 54, of St. Paul. Preceded in death by parents, Jeffie Lee Malone and Elsia Ray Malone. Survived by brothers, Jeff, Ronald and Vincent Malone; sisters, Bernice and Marsha Malone; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral service Monday, August 13 at 11:00 p.m., with visitation on hour prior at 10:00, at Shiloh Temple, 1201 W. Broadway Ave., Minneapolis. Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery following the service at 1:00 p.m.

Kingrey, Jerry Goodrich
July 23, 1935 – August 2, 2012
Age 77, of Apple Valley, passed away on August 2, 2012 following a valiant fight with Multiple Sclerosis. Jerry was a man who put others before himself, and was known to make personal sacrifices to help people in his life. He was a man of honor and true to his word, with values forged on the farm and in small town America. He was a loving father, an accomplished athlete, and a caring coach. Jerry was a veteran of the Korean War, and was honorably discharged by the United States Army on March 31st, 1961 with the rank of Sgt. First Class. He is survived by his children, Dave (Cindy) Kingrey, Lisa Kingrey (Jeff) Johnson, Curtis (Mikki) Kingrey, and many grandchildren whom he loved dearly. Visitation will be held August 13th from 11-12, followed by a memorial service from 12-1, at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Eden Prairie.  Jerry will receive military funeral honors at Fort Snelling National Cemetery on August 14th at 12:15 in Lane 2.

Maloney, Michael James
November 27, 1952 – August 1, 2012
Age 59, of Minneapolis. Preceded in death by parents, Al and Mary; and brother, Jamie. Survived by daughters, Rachel and Julie (Ryan); grandkids, Alex and Buddy; siblings, Cheryl, Patti, Kathy and Tim. Memorial service Wednesday, Aug. 8 at 6 PM at Chapel of Peace Veteran's Home of Mpls., 5101 Minnehaha Ave S., 55417. Info: 612-926-3319. Private nterment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Horstmann, Nileen Norma (nee Steffen)
December 6, 1919 – July 30, 2012
Age 92, of Edina. Preceded in death by husband, Richard and son-in-law, Rick. Survived by children, Joan (John) Truax, Paul (Kristie) and Ruth Schmoll; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces & nephews. Long-time employee of Edina Schools. Memorial Service Monday, Aug. 6, at 1:00 p.m. at Normandale Lutheran Church, 6100 Normandale Rd, Edina. Memorials preferred to Community Emergency Service or Normandale Foundation. Private interment at Oak Hill Cemetery in Minneapolis.

Murphy, Donald Palmer
November 19, 1938 – July 29, 2012
Age 74, of Inverness, FL, passed away in Inver Grove Heights, MN. Private interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Alowonle, Raolatu
April 22, 1984 – July 26, 2012
Age 28 of Baton Rouge, LA, formerly of Minneapolis. Preceded in death by grandmother, Laura Garcia; mother, Odette Fox; brother, Tub áte Fox; uncle, Julian Fox. Survived by father, Ali Alowonle; brothers, Matthew Fox, Ashimiyu Alowonle, Kabiru Alowonle, Dominic WhiteTwin and Cortez Swifthorse; sisters, Rabiatu Alowonle, Summer Breeze WhiteTwin and Joe-Nessa WhiteTwin. Funeral service Wed. 8/1 at 11 AM at Shiloh Temple, 1201 West Broadway Ave., Mpls. Private interment at Crystal Lake Cemetery.

Hughes, Jordan Isiah
March 11, 1991 – July 25, 2012
Age 21, of Minneapolis. Preceded in death by mother, Sarita Blevins; great-grandmothers, Alphia Blevins, Rose Johnson and Ora Willis. Survived by father, Lavelle Hughes; brothers, Mark Hughes and Devonte Blevins; sisters, Andrea Hughes, Davina Hughes, Reanna Williams and Honesty Morrow; grandparents, Dorothy Hughes, Juanita Blevins and Earley Johnson; foster parents, Walter and Darlene Jones; foster siblings, Demond Jones, Asa Huff-Jones, Charles Jackson, Danitra Jones and Danita Jones; special lady, Apree Gardner; many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends. Funeral servcie Thursday, August 2 at 11:30 a.m., with visitation 3 hours prior, at New Hope Church, 4225 Gettysburg Ave. N, New Hope.. Interment at Crystal Lake Cemetery in Minneapolis.

Jackson, Mandela Bilal
April 18, 1990 – July 25, 2012
Age 22, of South St. Paul. Preceded in death by uncle, Mike; favorite cousin, Derrick (D-Nice; best friend, Kyle (K-Top); good friend, Jordan Hughes. Survived by parents, William and Frances Jackson; grandparents, Doris Dobbs and Maizie Compton; brothers, Hannible, Edward (Kisha), Antonio, Mansur and Jibreel; sisters, Keisha, Paris, Jamila, Maizie, Khadija and Amina; uncles, Berry, Clyde, Donald, Ronald and Artario; aunts, Debbie, Antoinette, Diane, Berdina and Tabitha; 16 nephews; 1 great-nephew; 10 nieces; 29 cousins; special friends, Kamesha Jones, Michiah Greene and Royce White. Funeral servcie Monday, August 6 at 12:00 p.m., with visitation 1 hour prior, at Shiloh Temple, 1201 West Broadway, Minneapolis. Interment at Crystal Lake Cemetery in Minneapolis.

King, Cornelia
May 21, 1925 – July 25, 2012
Age 87, of Lakeville, originally of Britton, SD. Interment at Britton Cemetery in Britton, SD.

Lopez, Diana (nee Marfil)
August 6, 1965 – July 23, 2012
Age 46, of St. Paul, originally of San Antonio, TX. Memorial service Saturday, July 28 at 11:00 A.M. at the Church of St. Stanislaus, 398 Superior St., St. Paul, MN 55102.

Potvin, Ihlene "Ike" Karyl (nee Eidsness)
April 3, 1936 – July 22, 2012
Age 76, of South St. Paul. Preceded in death by husband, Ted; parents, Henry and Olive; brothers, Richard and Rodney; sisters, Jan and Artie. Survived by sister, Helen; the Eidsness family, the Potvin family, and the Hvidhyld family, which includes stepchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral service Thursday, July 26 at 5:00 p.m., with visitation two hours prior at 3:00 p.m., at Luther Memorial Church, 315 - 15th Ave. N, South St. Paul. Private interment at Acacia Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred.

Haugen, Steven Kent
November 3, 1952 – July 17, 2012
Age 59, of Deerwood, originally of St. Cloud.

Zepeda, Antonio Aviles
September 18, 1935 – July 16, 2012
Age 76, of Golden Valley, origally of Mexico City, Mexico. Funeral service Friday, July 20 at 4:00 P.M., with visitation 1 hour prior at 3:00, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 2424 - 18th Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN 55404. Private interment.

Jones III, John Henry
April 8, 1956 – July 15, 2012
age 56, of Richfield. Visitation Monday, July 23rd from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Central Community Church/Urban Ventures, 3041 4th Ave. S. Minneapolis.  Funeral Service, Tuesday July 24th at 11 AM, with visitation one hour prior, Shiloh Temple, 1201 W. Broadway, Minneapolis. Memorials preferred to the American Diabetes Association or the National Kidney Foundation.

Sadd, Aldelila Marie
June 16, 1986 – July 14, 2012
Age 26, of Minneapolis. Preceded in death by Grandma VanDyke; her son's father, Josh Collins. Survived by children, Joshua Collins "Papi", Deonte Turner Jr. "Mook" and Zariyah Sadd; mother, Cindy Sadd; father, Rolando Ba Ize; stepfather, Negro Fiol; brother, Adam Sadd; sister, Lynette Santos; aunts, Char (Kevin), Deb Turner (Deonte Sr.); cousins, Pricilla (Don) Olson, Carissa Rodriguez and her children, Anthony, Kynde and Aliyah Rodriguez. Funeral service Monday, July 23 at 12:00 P.M., with visitation 1/2 hour prior at 11:30, at Zion Baptist Church, 621 Elwood Ave. N, Minneapolis. Interment at Crystal Lake Cemetery in Minneapolis.

Miller, Sally Ann (nee Barclay)
July 16, 1965 – July 13, 2012
Age 46, born in Almont, MI, Sally passed on peacefully at her home in St Paul MN, after a courageous yet consuming six year cancer illness. Sally was the loving wife of Daniel Wells Miller, and mother of Martin Thomas Miller, age 9. Also survived by her mother, Effie Lou Barclay, of West Branch, MI, brothers Eldon (Lynn), James (Sheryl), sister Sherrie Bristol (Jim), father-in-law Thomas Miller (Caroline), of Reno, Nevada, sisters-in-law, Ellen Miller (Dan Shindelar), Amy Miller (Tim Hurley), and brother-in-law Eric, along with their respective children, Sally’s many nieces and nephews, as well other special extended family. Preceded in death by her father, Eldon Barclay, Jr, and her mother-in-law Patricia Morgan (with the late Nate Morgan). Sally was also well respected and loved by her many friends, neighbors and co-workers (Colwell Industries). Memorial tributes will be held in St Paul MN, on July 18, 2012, and West Branch MI, on July 22, 2012. In lieu of flowers, Sally’s family’s wishes are for any memorials to be made to the American Cancer Society or CaringBridge.org.

Barnett, Wayne David
October 12, 1960 – July 12, 2012
Age 51, of Minneapolis, originally of Mangum, OK. David Barnett was a loving brother, son, uncle and friend. He had a passion for books, business and bettering the world around him. He grew up in Mangum, Oklahoma, and later relocated to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he worked for the Oklahoma Cancer Center. David's dream was to be a broker. He fufilled this dream by moving to Minneapolis and becoming a broker for the grain exchange. He discovered later that he had MS which affected his health very rapidly. David became passionate about helping others and making their dreams come true. He became active in his community and with the Lind Bohanan neighborhood and volunteerd his talents, time and efforts. He was instrumental in attracting two $10,000 University of Minnesota/McKnight CURA grants and helping establish a dedicated transportation route for people living in the community with disabilities, increasing accessibility of public right of ways and buildings and raised awareness of issues for underrepresented residents living with disabilities in our community. David is survived by one brother and sister-in-law, Douglas Barnett and Misty Barnett of Altus, OK. One sister and brother-in-law, Trish and Chuck McManus. One niece and nephew, Jessica Barnett and Marc Martinez. Two Aunts, Lois Barnett ofAltus, OK, and Gerel Bedard of Arlington, WA, and numerous cousins. David was preceded in death by his Mother Loretta Cox Barnett of Perry, OK and his Father and Step Mom Billy and Sue Barnett of Altus, OK. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be provided as soon as possible. David will be buried with his mother in the Grace Hill Cemetary in Perry, OK.

Kester, Storm Marvin
July 24, 1959 – July 11, 2012
Age 52 of Minneapolis. Survived by sisters, Amanda Hennings of Roseville, Patricia Freeburg of Mpls & Kellie Kester of Fridley; brothers, Irwin Kester of Mpls & James Kester of Cottage Grove. Graveside service Wed., 7/25, 11AM, at Mound Cemetery in Brooklyn Center.

Tavis, Robert James
January 2, 1941 – July 10, 2012
Age 71, of St. Paul, originally of Mandan, ND. Memorial service Tuesday, July 17 at 10:30 A.M, with visitation 1 hour prior, at New Life Church, 6758 Bailey Rd., Woodbury, MN 55129. Interment following service, at 12:15 P.M., at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Lane #2.

Kafka, Olivia Rosemary (nee Jogna)
November 12, 1926 – July 10, 2012
Age 85, of St. Paul. Olivia is survived by her husband, Jerry, of 61 years; her four "workhorses"(daughters) Victoria (Richard) Lemanczykafka, Jody Elmasry, Shelly and Nancy Kafka; and five grandchildren, Lt.. Tarek Elmasry, US Navy, Natalie Elmasry, and Rebekah, Emily, and Alex Lemanczykafka; and beloved cat Mitz. Olivia was passionate about her life in everything she did, whether gardening, taking classes in art & music, playing bridge, travelling, beautifying her home, shopping, or raising her family. She is deeply missed. A 10 AM Mass at Assumption Church in downtown St. Paul will be held Mon., July 16, with luncheon to follow. Private interment.

Watland, Roger Eugene
December 1, 1939 – July 7, 2012
Age 72, of Browerville, MN. Memorial service Saturday, July 14 at Lincoln Evangelical Free Church, 1354 - 320th St., Cushing, MN 56443 (218-575-2449). Interment at Moran Riverside Cemetery in Moran Township, MN.

McCarty, Patrick John
March 12, 1956 – July 6, 2012
Age 56, of St. Croix Falls, WI, originally of St. Paul, MN.

Purvis, Jeweline (nee Williams)
January 21, 1924 – July 3, 2012
Age 88, of Blaine, originally of Texarkana, TX.

Miller, Harold
July 20, 1936 – July 3, 2012
Age 75, of St. Paul. Survived by wife, Carole; sister, Kay; daughter, Debbie (John); son, Michael (Linda); daughter, Laurie (Scott); 6 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. He will be dearly missed. Memorial Mass 11am Tuesday, July 10 at St. Bernards Catholic Church, 187 Geranium Ave W, St. Paul.  Visitation half hour prior at 10:30am. Special thank you to Our Lady of Peace.

Penney, Lora Ann (nee Shidner)
December 26, 1969 – July 2, 2012
Age 42, of New Hope.

Raigna, Aleksander
September 21, 1921 – June 30, 2012
Age 90, of Minneapolis, originally of Estonia.

Pangilinan, Ely Badua
February 16, 1947 – June 29, 2012
Age 65, of Maplewood, originally of the Philippines. Survived by wife, Beatriz; daughter, Eleanor; grandson, Jericho; sister, Aida Sana; Niece, Grace; Nephew, Oliver; many other family members in The Philippines. Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, July 9 at 11:00 A.M., with visitation 2 hours prior at 9:00, at the Church of St. Peter, 2600 N Margaret St., North St. Paul. Private Interment.

Dube, Elizabeth (nee Bohlinger)
November 29, 1918 – June 29, 2012
Age 93, of Mahtomedi.

Libra, Paul
January 25, 1941 – June 29, 2012
Age 71, of Minnetonka, passed away at his home on June 29, 2012 from long- term heart disease. A public gathering for family will be held on Wednesday, July 11, 6 - 8 pm at Victory Lutheran Church at 16200 Berger Drive in Eden Prairie, MN. Paul was born on January 25, 1941. Paul was married to Mara Kalnins on October 21, 1961. Paul is survived by his wife Mara; brother, Frankie; son, Todd (Diane) Libra; daughter, Peggy Norton; grandchildren, Leigha and Nicholas Norton, Melissa Holmes and Nicholas Wachsmuth and six great- grandchildren. The family of Paul Libra wish to thank Allina Hospice Care for their care giving.

Schake, Patricia Ann (nee Steineke)
July 1, 1936 – June 29, 2012
Age 75, of St. Paul. Survived by children, Sandra Thompson, Steve, Curt, Carla Gannon (Tim); grandchildren, Christina (Karen), Heather, Danielle; sister, Arlene Covington. She truly enjoyed her career as a caring nurse, mother of four and a guardian angel to her grandchildren. Playing Scrabble, Sudoku and spending time with family was very enjoyable for her. Her beautiful smile and contagious laughter lit up everyone's life she touched. She is loved by many and will be deeply missed. Per her request, no funeral services. Memorials to Amer. Diabetes Assoc. "When I am gone, release me. Let me go...You mustn't tie yourself to me with tears, but be happy that we had so many beautiful years...".

Zamora, Louis Hernandez
September 16, 1928 – June 28, 2012
Age 83, of Minneapolis, born in Fairview, MT. Preceded in death by son, Ramon Osuna; sisters, Louisa, Angeline, Pauline, Josephine; brothers, Ramon, Refugio, Frank, Marlo. Survived by children, John, Irene, Beverly, Mickey, Arlene, Jane, Randy; numerous grandchildren; sisters, Rosie, Virginia, Mary, Susie. Funeral Service 11 am Fri., July 6 at Elim Church, 685 13th Ave NE, Mpls. Visitation 2 hrs prior at 9 am. Interment at Calvary Cemetery St. Paul.

Collora, David Michael
March 18, 1965 – June 27, 2012
Age 47, of Minneapolis, originally of Anaheim, CA.

Arneson, Frankie Ann (nee Morneau)
January 8, 1948 – June 26, 2012
Age 64, of Somerset, WI, passed away in St. Paul, MN.

Jahnke, Mary Kay
July 28, 1954 – June 25, 2012
Age 57, of St. Paul. Preceded in death by mother, Patricia. Survived by father, Robert; daughter, Senovia (Damon) Gunn; son, Adam Krieglmeier; brother, Jon (Barb); sister Robin (Vincent) Breeden; and 3 grandchildren, Sendrea, Monique, Victoria; nieces, nephews and many friends. Memorial service Saturday, June 30 at 3:00 P.M. at First Lutheran Church, 463 Maria Ave., St. Paul 55106.

Jones, Woodrow Jose
June 6, 1956 – June 22, 2012
Age 56, of Minneapolis, originally of Soperton, GA.

Englund, Georgia Ann (nee Thomas)
July 26, 1939 – June 21, 2012
Age 72, of Minneapolis. Survived by husband, Donald; daughters, Jerri Thomas, Terra (Gerald) Girard, Jacki Shepard, Lauri Colby; sons, David Pivec, Daniel (Richelle) Pivec; brother Dennis Thomas; 9 grand children; and 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral Services 5pm Sunday June 24th at W. River Rd. Baptist Church, 8801 W River Rd. Brooklyn Park. Visitation 1hr prior at 4pm. Interment Monday June 25th at 2:30 P.M. at Oakland Cemetery in St. Paul.

Hartle, Craig Franklin
March 9, 1955 – June 20, 2012
Age 57, of Woodbury, originally of Omaha, NE. Beloved Husband and Father Preceded in death by his sister Dawn Janes. Survived by his wife Carol; daughters Dana and Keri; father Frank; mother Maxine; and brother Kent. He passed away suddenly on June 20th, 2012. Craig cherished his family and will be remembered as a generous man, a loyal friend, a devoted husband, and a loving father. He brought joy to everyone who knew him and will be greatly missed.

Grofcsik, David Carl
July 16, 1943 – June 19, 2012
Age 68, of St. Louis Park.

Ebacher, Preethi (Mathews)
May 24, 1976 – June 15, 2012
Age 36, of Columbia Heights and wherever else God led her, passed away on June 15th. Survived by husband, Adam; children, Julian, Zachary, Micah; parents, Rachael and Ramapuram Mathews; brother, Gerard Mathews; and many friends and relatives. Funeral Service 10 AM Wednesday, June 20th at Salem Covenant Church, 2655 5th St. NW, New Brighton. Visitation 1 hr prior at 9 AM and evening before (Tuesday) 4-7 PM also at Salem Covenant Church. Interment at Morningside Memorial Gardens in Coon Rapids.

Zaspel, Leonard Robert
March 18, 1942 – June 15, 2012
Age 70, of St. Paul. Memorial service will be held at Our Lady of Peace Hospice Home on Tuesday, July 3 at 1:00 P.M. Private interment at General Lutheran Cemetery in South St. Paul, MN.

Schenck, Erdman Ai
August 13, 1933 – June 14, 2012
Age 78, of Edina, originally of Ruthton, MN. At 4:00 p.m. Thursday, the world lost a very special and honorable man. Our loss is certainly Heaven's gain. Erdman and his wife Evonne have enjoyed many happy years together. They enjoyed dancing, traveling and spending time with their many family members and friends. Erdman always had time for everyone and gave everything with a happy heart. He served in the United States Navy from 1952-1956. He worked for 28 years with the Edina School District, and was held in the highest esteem by all his co-workers and the entire faculty. Preceded in death by parents, Raymond and Alta, and Evonne's son, Todd. Survived by wife, Evonne; her three daughters, Laurie (Todd), Cherie and Nancy (Steve); his children, Ray, Steven (Sharon), David (Shannon); his grandchildren, Paul (Jessica), Jennifer (fiancé Robert), Heather, Rebecca, Maxwell, Collin, Nicholas and Justin; brother, Levi (June); four nieces and many cousins and friends. A Celebration of Erdman's life will be held on Wednesday, June 20th, 2012 at Christ the King Catholic Church, 5029 Zenith Ave, Edina, MN. Visitation prior to service beginning at 10:00 a.m., Service at 11:00 a.m. and a Luncheon to follow. Private Family interment at Lakewood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that anyone wishing to make a donation may do so to the American Lung Association for Lung Research. www.lungmn.org. or (651) 227-8014.

Kyle, Treva Lynn (nee Snyder)
March 10, 1964 – June 13, 2012
Age 48, passed away at her residence in Coon Rapids, MN. She was born on March 10, 1964 in Greencastle, IN and was the daughter of Kenneth R. (Dick) and Genevieve (Jenny) Snyder, Quincy, IN. She married Bernard Kyle on July 12, 1984 and he survives. Also surviving are her parents; her sister, Tresa Keith (Tilden), Spencer, IN; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was a 1982 graduate of Cloverdale High School in Cloverdale, IN and has earned two Associates Degrees from Normandale College, Bloomington, MN. She was employed at Target Corporate Headquarters in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. Funeral services will be held at Bethany Baptist Church, 2025 W. Skillman Avenue, Roseville, MN with visitation on June 21, 10:00 A.M. and services at 11:00 A.M. Cremation will follow. Treva had a very caring and sharing personality and had requested the omission of flowers. Stuffed animals or other lasting keepsakes may be sent in their place. After the service the stuffed animals would be donated to a Children's Hospital in Treva's memory and the keepsakes could be shared as a memorial of Treva and her life shared with us on earth. Memorial Contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society or American Diabetes Association, if desired.

Widman, Robin Rae (nee Hinchcliffe)
February 15, 1958 – June 13, 2012
Age 54, of Rush City. Preceded in death by father Gordon Hinchcliffe. Survived by husband, Jeffrey; children, Tanya (Mike) Swanson, Joe, Meggi, Kate, and Sam; cherished grandchildren, Joey Rae, Henry, Leslie; mother, Joanne Hinchcliffe; brothers, Terry, Jeff, and Mark; sister, Beth; and many nieces, nephews and loving friends. Memorial Service 2:00 pm Monday, June 18th at Incarnation Lutheran Church, 4880 Hodgson Rd. Shoreview.  Visitation 1 hour prior at 1:00 pm. Memorials preferred to Robin Widman Memorial Fund (P.O. Box 373, Circle Pines 55014).

Libby, Martha Marie (nee Bannick)
August 23, 1920 – June 12, 2012
Age 91, of Bloomington, originally of Superior, WI, was born Aug. 23, 1920, and passed to eternal life with the Lord peacefully on June 12 at her son's home in Bloomington. She is survived by sons, Arthur (Patty) Libby, Bloomington, MN, Donald (Kathi) Libby, Milton, GA, Thomas (Beverly) Libby, Shakopee, MN; five grandchildren, McKenzie (Brian) Weaver, Memphis, TN, Randi (David) Burnap, Stacy Libby, Arthur (AJ) Libby, all of Superior, Ellis Libby, Bloomington, MN; and great-granddaughter, Emma Weaver, Memphis, TN. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Arthur, son Raymond, 6 brothers & 3 sisters. Her life and greatest joy was her family. Prior to retirement, she was employed at Murphy Oil in Superior. A Celebration of life will be held 10 AM Friday, June 15 at St. Edward's Catholic Church in Bloomington. Interment at Calvary Cemetery in Duluth, MN.

Roby, Cleveland
May 24, 1936 – June 11, 2012
Age 76, of Minneapolis. Funeral service Saturday, June 23 at 12:00 P.M., with visitation 1 hour prior, at Community Covenant Church, 901 Humboldt Ave. N, Minneapolis, MN 55411. Private Interment.

Carpenter, Chiccena Antonette
April 29, 1996 – June 11, 2012
Age 16, of Minneapolis. Memorial service Saturday, June 16 at 4:00 p.m., with visitation 1 hour prior at 3:00, at True Vine Missionary Baptist Church, 2639 Thomas Ave. N, Minneapolis, MN 55411. Private Interment.

Beauvais, David Victor
October 29, 1937 – June 8, 2012
Age 74, of Elk River, originally of Detroit, MI.

Flaherty, Patrick Joseph
August 23, 1944 – June 7, 2012
Age 67, of St. Paul, MN, passed away peacefully on June 7th. Preceded in death by parents, Joseph and Lorraine. Survived by brothers, Michael and Timothy; sisters, Mary Jo, Colleen (Joseph) Osterbauer and Lori (Dennis) Leslie; nieces, Megan, Shannon (Jon) Walsh and Kelsey; nephews, Sean (Kristen), Timothy (Leah), Brendan and Kevin. Memorial mass Tuesday, June 12 at 9:00 AM at the Church of the Assumption, 51 West 7th St., St. Paul 55102 (651-224-7536). Visitation 1 hour prior at 8:00 AM. Interment following the service at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials preferred to Our Lady of Peace and Church of the Assumption. Our gratitude to all the special caregivers at Regions Hospital, Lyngblomsten Care Center, and Our Lady of Peace Home.

Gray, Parrish Cassini
November 14, 1986 – June 5, 2012
Age 25, of Minneapolis. Preceded in death by grandmother, Olmae Gray; uncles, Jessie, Dan and Bay Gray; aunt, Louise Hammick; best friend, Joe Burgess. Survived by mother, Joyce Gray; uncles, Larry and Leroy Gray; aunties, Alice and Princess Gray; sisters/cousins, Brandi and Chantell Gray; close cousins, Danielle Gray, Pooh-Pooh (Quaneshea Frazier), Nu-Nu (Dejah Frazier), Jamar and Bre; a host of relatives and friends, Gray, Hammick, McKissic, Taylor, Vann, Moore, Nelson, Jackson, Livingston, Washington, Frazier, Wright, Fisher, Buckner, Williams, Salters, Jones, Nerayo, Wells, Milner, Lovelady, Newell, Woodards, Smith and Barnes. Funeral service Wednesday, June 13 at 12:00 PM, with wake 2 hours prior from 10AM - 12PM, at New Salem Baptist Church, 2507 Bryant Ave. N, Minneapolis, MN 55411. Interment to follow at Crystal Lake Cemetery in Minneapolis.

Lopez, Antonia Cynthia
January 11, 2012 – June 4, 2012
Age 4 months, of Minneapolis. Funeral service Friday, June 15 at 1:00 P.M., with visitation 1 hour prior, at True Vine Missionary Baptist Church, 2639 Thomas Ave. N, Minneapolis, MN 55411. Private interment.

LaPlante, Robert Willington
October 20, 1932 – June 2, 2012
Age 79, of Amery, WI, formerly of Mahtomedi, MN.

Zeitchick, Allan Herbert
July 24, 1938 – June 1, 2012
Age 73, of St. Paul, originally of Brooklyn, NY.

Stone, Timothy Joseph
April 1, 1983 – May 29, 2012
Age 29, of Minneapolis, passed away in Walker, MN. He will be missed by all. Services will be held, Sun. 6/10, 2:30 PM visitation, 4:30 service & Mon 6/11 at 12 PM, 3045 Park Av S, Mpls Indian Ministries.

Anderson, Jayme Nick
December 24, 1973 – May 26, 2012
Age 38, of Champlin. passed away peacefully on May 26th. Preceded in death by his grandparents. Survived by his wife of 10 years, Cristi; his adored children, Carly, Caden and Lexi; father, Paul Anderson (Laura); mother, Vicki Edminster (Lervy); brothers, Justin Anderson (Meghan) and Darren Edminster (Danel); aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and many friends. He was beloved by his family and vast network of friends. He had a great sense of humor and loved to make people laugh and enjoyed life to its fullest. Memorial Mass 11 AM, Saturday, June 2nd at The Church of St. Gerard, 9600 Regent Ave. N. Brooklyn Park. Visitation 1 hr prior at 10 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred. Memorial Mass Saturday, June 2 at 11:00 A.M., with visitation 1 hours prior at 10:00 A.M., at the Church of St. Gerard, 9600 Regent Ave. N, Brooklyn Park (763-424-8770). Private interment at Champlin Cemetery.

Kurdyumova, Irina Alekseevna (nee Filipova)
October 1, 1921 – May 22, 2012
Age 90, of St. Louis Park, originally of Eisk, Russia.

Dyer, David Everett
September 30, 1960 – May 23, 2012
Age 51, of Elko.

Spicer, Everett Lee Sr.
June 15, 1936 – May 22, 2012
Age 75, of Minneapolis, originally of Chicago, IL. Served in the U.S. Air Force in 1954. Preceded in death by mother, Martina Davis Spicer; father, Robert Turner; brother, Davis Spicer; aunts and uncles. Survived by third wife, Marchella Spicer; second wife, Annie Spicer; children, Carlas Spicer, Donna Reller, David Spicer, Everett Spicer Jr., Nena Spicer, Artina Spicer, Martina Spicer, Tamika Spicer, Tammy Yance, Sam Spicer, Chamine Jiles, Jerry Jiles and Marlo Jiles; 16 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 3 nieces and a newphews; a host of family and friends. Funeral service Tuesday, June 5 at 11:00 a.m., with visitation 1 hour prior, at True Vine Baptist Church, 2639 Thomas Ave. N., Minneapolis. Interment at 1:00 PM at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Assembly Area #2.

Jordan, Jean
March 6, 1955 – May 21, 2012
Age 57, of St. Paul. Memorial service Thursday, May 31st at Church of Scientology, 505 Wabasha St. N, St. Paul.

Sims, Robert Caldwell
August 5, 1948 – May 20, 2012
Age 63, of Coon Rapids, originally of Tupelo, MS. Robert confessed the hope in Christ at an early age, was baptized and became a member of Kimble Chapel Baptist Church at Belden, MS. His hobbies were fishing and watching the Minnesota Twins. He enjoyed, immensely, playing with his grand nephews and nice. Preceded in death by parents, T.C. and Arlie Mae Sims (Harper); two brothers, C.L. and Larry Sims; sister, Ethel Jean Sims. Survived by four children, Vanessa, Mona, Tyra and Derisha; five grandchildren; six brothers, T.C. Jr., John, Henry, Rome, Michael and Melvin Sims; four sisters, Mary Edwards, Annie Smith, Sandra Ellison and Marilyn Sims; many nices and nephews; cousins; and a host of close family and friends. Graveside service Wednesday, May 30 at 11:00 a.m. at Elmhurst Cemetery, 1510 N. Dale St., St. Paul, MN 55117.

Strohmeier, Gary Warner
February 6, 1949 – May 20, 2012
Age 63, of Minneapolis.

Anderson, Gary Walter
February 13, 1959 – May 15, 2012
Age 63, of Minneapolis.

Koh, Frances M.
May 24, 1931 – May 14, 2012
Age 80, of Minneapolis, originally of South Korea.

Baty, Erly Balanquit (nee Cano)
December 20, 1948 – May 12, 2012
Age 63, of St. Paul, originally of Laoang, Philippines.

Rivera-Sanchez, Bernarda
August 20, 1953 – May 10, 2012
Age 58, of Brooklyn Park, originally of Durango, Mexico. Visitation Thursday, May 17 from 4:00-8:00 PM and funeral service Friday, May 18 at 5:00 (with visitation 1 hour prior), all at the Church of the Acension, 1723 Bryant Ave. N, Minneapolis. Interment at Escobar Cemetery in Escobar, Durango, Mexico.

Joy, Daniel Michael
July 8, 1952 – May 10, 2012
Age 59, of Minneapolis.

Grove, David Paul
June 14, 1955 – May 10, 2012
Age 56, of Shakopee.

Clark, Andrea Cathleen
February 2, 1955 – May 8, 2012
Age 57, of Minneapolis.

Trang, Anh Van
January 7, 1966 – May 8, 2012
Age 46, of Shoreview, originally of Saigon, Vietnam.

Wold, Patrick Scott
October 23, 1962 – May 5, 2012
Age 49, of Champlin. Preceded in death by father, Frederick. Survived by mother, Carol; sisters, Deborah Anderson, Diane (Rick) Jorgensen and Cindy (Randy) Lindberg; brother, Mike (Cheryl); and many nieces, nephews and friends. Member of Sprinkler Fitters Union #417. As an outdoor guy he enjoyed hunting, fishing, 4-wheeling, collecting antique beer cans, & loved going to the cabin. Pat will be missed by many. Celebration of Life Sunday May 20th 1-5pm at the Champlin Legion, 12450 Business Park Blvd N, Champlin. Private interment at Lakeview Cemetery in Aitkin, MN.

Baker, Inez Dorothy (Schonert)
September 6, 1921 – May 4, 2012
Age 90, of St. Paul. Survived by daughter, Tracey Baker (John Hines); son, Scott (Faye) Baker; grandchildren, Meridel Trimble (Wesley Ketcham), Thomas Trimble and Celia Baker; sisters, Marian Morris and Irene Beatt (her identical twin); nieces, nephews and many friends. Memorial service Monday, May 21 at 10:00 am at Coventry Chapel, Cornelia House, Episcopal Homes, 1840 University Ave., St. Paul, MN 55104. Private interment at Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Mandan, ND.

Tinjum, Susan Marie "Sam" (nee Kiefner)
October 29, 1962 – May 3, 2012
Age 49, of St. Paul. Preceded in death by father, Richard Kiefner. Survived by daughter, Samantha Tinjum; longtime partner, Jeff Tesch; mother, Patricia Kiefner; siblings, Mike Kiefner (Brenda), Scott Kiefner (Evie), Lynn Rogstad (Joel), Sara Kiefner; nieces, nephews, and many friends. She will be deeply missed. Per her request, no funeral services.

Kruger, Bradley Allen
September 15, 1949 – May 3, 2012
Age 62, of Farmington. Beloved husband, father, Papa & brother, went to his Heavenly Home on May 3, 2012. Vietnam veteran. Retired 30 year employee of Thermo King. Preceded in death by parents, Orvin & Betty Kruger and sister, Sandy Kruger. Survived by wife, Roberta; children, David (Tricia), Heather (Walker), Lisa (Kevin), Bradley Jr. (Rhiannon); 11 grandchildren; brothers, Gary and Mike Kruger; sister, Linda Kruger. Funeral service Friday, May 11, 12 Noon with visitation 1 hour prior to service at Hosanna! Lutheran Church, 9600 163rd St W., Lakeville. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery (Assembly Area #2).

Russell, Martha Jean
February 20, 1944 – April 30, 2012
Age 68 of Maplewood. Funeral service Friday, May 11 at 11:00 a.m., with visitation 1 hour prior, at First Trinity Church of God, 981 Marshall Ave., St. Paul, MN 55104. Interment at Elmhurst Cemetery in St. Paul.

Reed, Mary Lois (nee Hinton)
August 31, 1945 – April 30, 2012
Age 66 of Minneapolis. Preceded in death by son, John Reed. Survived by children, Charelotte Reed, Elliot (Jolene) Reed, Quinton (Angie) Reed and Audrey Reed; grandchildren, Marissa and Maurice Hodges, Johnna Reed, Elicia, Elanna and Elliot Jr. Reed, Ashely Reed, Brianna, Savanna, Jerrod and Brian Berven, K'Aezha and Ka'Leyah Wubben; great-grandchildren, D'Marion Haney and Christopher Berven; sisters, Ella Hinton, Verlean Rawlins and Cynthia Hinton; brother, Ronnie Hinton. Funeral service Friday, May 11 at 11:30 a.m., with visitation 1 hour prior, at Doug Stanton Ministries International Church, 4947 West Broadway Ave., Crystal, MN 55429.

Weigelt, Clifford Ray
January 9, 1952 – April 29, 2012
Age 60 of Blaine, passed away on April 29th, 2012 at Our Lady of Peace Hospice in St.Paul, Mn. He was born January 9th, 1952 in Twin Falls, Idaho to Gus and Irene Weigelt. He was born third to his parents and later followed by four more siblings. Cliff married Lynn (Moore) Weigelt on June 17th, 1978 and they went on to have three sons. Cliff was very close to all of his family and greatly enjoyed being a father and a grandfather. He is preceded in death by his son Daniel Weigelt and his parents Gus and Irene Weigelt. He is survived by his sons Bradley (Christa) Weigelt and Timothy Weigelt. Also by his grandchildren Liberty, DeeLylah and Zayne Weigelt, his siblings Grace (Ken) Duclos, Darlene (Gale) Smith, Byron (Margaret) Weigelt, Darrell (Nancy) Weigelt, Brenda (Jeff) Turk and best friend Lynn Weigelt. He will be greatly loved and missed by many more cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. He will forever remain in our hearts and his memory will continue to live on in the lives of the many people he has touched. Visitation will be held May 5th, 2012 at 1pm with funeral service to follow at 2pm at the Discover Church 1400 81st ave Brooklynn Park, Minnesota 55444 (763-561-5877).

Simmons, David Lee
March 7, 1949 – April 27, 2012
Age 63 of Minneapolis. Preceded in death by mother, Mary Lee Horne; sons, Robert Simmons and Terron Simmons; sisters, Oralee Simmons, Blanche Horne, Easter Horne and Jeanie Simmons. Survived by father, Preston Horne; sisters, Yvonne Conway, Marsha Horne and Nellie Mitchell; brothers, Otis Simmons, Willie Simmons, Juster "Horne" Sanders, Carl Horne, Preston Horne Jr., Joseph Horne and Tonny Horne; son, David Simmons; daughters, Annette Simmons, Daffney Simmons, Sandy Simmons and Edna Simmons; a host of grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral service Monday, May 7 at 11:00 a.m., with visitation 1 hour prior, at Shiloh Temple, 1201 West Broadway Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55411.

Kulman, Joann Gilbert
June 24, 1931 – April 27, 2012
Age 80, of Arden Hills passed away Friday, 4/27. Born 6/24/1931 in Buffalo Lake, MN. Preceded in death by parents, John and Anna Gilbert; siblings, Fern Norvell and John Gilbert. Survived by son and caregiver, Michael Kulman, daughter, Jonee Brigham, Son-in-law Scott Brigham, Grandchildren Sam, and Joe, ex-husband, Herb Kulman, and many other family and dear friends. A loving, creative, and free spirit throughout her life, Joann grew up on a farm in Buffalo Lake, MN, earned a BS in Home Economics Education from the U of MN in 1954, taught high school English and Home Ec., worked as an interior designer at Schuneman’s in St.Paul, married in 1959 and moved to West Virginia, where she taught design and earned a Masters of Home Economics Education at WVU in 1962. Moving to Virginia, she co-founded an art gallery and started a family. In 1966, they moved to Minnesota and she raised a family, while enjoying dancing, politics, art, design, and theatre. Through her sunny outlook and those she loved, she found, in her words, a “Heaven on Earth.”  Celebration of Life Saturday, July 21 from 1:00-3:00 P.M at Theatre in the Round, 245 Cedar Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55454. For questions email jgkmemorial@gmail.com E-guestbook at www.jgkmemorial.blogspot.com

Gustafson, Betty Lou (nee Erickson)
June 8, 1928 – April 25, 2012
Age 83 of Eagan, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and sister, died peacefully on Apr. 25, 2012. The youngest of six children, Betty was born in St. Peter on June 8th, 1928 to Isaac and Martha (Ziebarth) Erickson. After graduating from high school in 1946, Betty married the love of her life, Dave Gustafson, on January 18, 1948. They were married for a remarkable 64 years. While raising four boys Betty worked at Control Data Corp. for many years. After retirement, she spent her remaining years doing what gave her the most joy - spending time with family and friends. A lover of animals, especially her dogs, Betty enjoyed long walks with Max, her latest canine companion. Her other interests included cooking, traveling, antiquing, and garage saling. Betty was devoted to her husband as well as her children and grandchildren. Betty has been a gift to her family and friends and will be sorely missed. Betty is survived by her loving family: husband, Dave; sons, Steve of Eagan, Bill (Jeanne) of Phoenix, AZ, Gary (Sue) of Rochester, NY and Jim of Plymouth; brother, Ray Erickson of Salem, OR; grandchildren, Anna, Sam, Joe, Gabe, Erin, Xeni, and Kaia; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, her sister, Mildred Stotz, and three brothers: Glen, Robert, and Richard Erickson. A special thanks for the extraordinary care and compassion given Betty by the staffs of Odyssey Hospice of Las Vegas and The Lodge on Summit Oaks of Burnsville. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 5th at 11:00 AM at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 12650 Johnny Cake Ridge Road, Apple Valley, MN 55124. Visitation with friends and relatives will be from 9:30 - 11:00 AM, before the memorial service. Private interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to your favorite animal shelter.

Schauer, Barbara Ruth (nee Esch)
October 24, 1928 – April 21, 2012
Age 83 of St. Paul. Survived by son, Steven (Marsha); grandsons, Jeff (Sonia) and Tony (Nicole); great-grandson, Anthony. Special thanks to Dawn (Jim), who was with her to the very end. Funeral service Friday, April 27 at 12:00 P.M., with visitation 1 hour prior, at the Historic Fort Snelling Chapel, Highways 5 & 55, Mpls. Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Madison Henry, Elsie Ann (nee Kitzman)
April 2, 1914 – April 19, 2012
Age 98 of New Richmond, WI.

Krueger, Michelle Jacqueline (nee Savage)
March 20, 1966 – April 15, 2012
Age 46 of Minneapolis. Our beloved Michele passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family and friends, after a long battle with cancer. Michele was born in Los Angeles, but from age five grew up and made her home in Minneapolis, graduating from Southwest High School and the University of Minnesota. Michele was an avid swimmer and horseback rider, and an accomplished singer. She loved to read, write, and cook. But most of all she poured her amazing energy and love into her faith, her church, her family, and an ever widening circle of friends who were touched by her sympathetic understanding and sweetness of spirit. Michele poured herself into her husband and children. In her final year of health she was homeschooling five children while simultaneously mothering a pre-schooler, toddler and baby! Frequently she would meet and mentor young women after the children were in bed, helping them find healing and wholeness in Christ. She also accompanied her husband in premarital counseling for many young couples, helping them enter marriage with wholeness of spirit and wise attitudes. She was a woman of passionate worship, inspiring many in uninhibited worship of our God and Savior, Jesus Christ. She is survived by her parents Diane and Wade Savage, brothers Kirk and Stephen Savage, husband Craig Krueger, and eight beautiful children, Ian, Ava, Nicole, Tessana, Eric, Janae, Sophia, and Tasia. We love you Michele, and await our reunion in heaven! The funeral will be held Saturday April 21 at Redeeming Love Church, 2425 White Bear Ave N., Maplewood, MN. Visitation at 9:30 AM, service at 11 AM. Memorials preferred to Our Lady of Peace Home, 2076 St. Anthony Ave., St. Paul, MN 55104.

Petersen, Lillian Viola (nee Lyngstad)
February 21, 1921 – April 15, 2012
Age 91 of St. Paul. Interment at Sunset Memorial Park in St. Anthony, MN.

Winston, LaVonda Marie
August 26, 1978 – April 14, 2012
Age 33 of Minneapolis. Funeral service Saturday, April 21 at 11:00 a.m., with visitation 1 hour prior, at True Vine Baptist Church, 2639 Thomas Ave. N, Minneapolis. Interment at Mound Cemetery.

Patzner, Jody Lyn Marvin Jr.
December 15, 1989 – April 9, 2012
Age 22 of Minneapolis. Preceded in death by grandmother, Demrise Teloa Stevenson, step-grandparents, Dave and Marilyn Simms; step-uncle, Donny Simms. Survived by mother, Mary Jane Scroggins (Dale Simms); father, Jody Patzner, Sr. (Tara Hesser); brother, Christian Tollison; sisters, Brionna Gumphrey and Anna Marie Mayers; grandparents, Marvin Leroy Patzner, Mark and Kathleen Owens; aunts, Susie Kliber (Kendal Wallace), Mary Lee (Ron) Batchelor and Mary Elizabeth Cantrell; uncle, Sam Stevenson; step aunts and uncles, Denna (Dwight) Mcelhaney and Harold (Shirley) Simms; many other relatives and friends. Funeral service Wednesday, April 18 at 3:00 p.m., with visitation 1 hour prior, at St. Bridget's Church, 3811 Emerson Ave. N, Minneapolis.

Seiffert, Rachel Ann (nee Braaten)
January 25, 1953 - April 8, 2012
Age 59 of St. Anthony, MN. Rachel grew up in North Dakota, received her degree in nursing from Augustana College in Sioux Falls in 1975, and worked as a nurse for most of her adult life, often in public health. She worked for the last 18 years with HealthEast Hospice, for most of those years as a clinical manager. She married Steve Seiffert in 1981 and raised two sons, Matthew and David. She was very active in her church, sometimes playing the organ or teaching, and volunteered for Global Health Ministries. Having a gentle and generous spirit, she made better the lives of many. She is survived by husband, Stephen; children, Matthew and David; parents, Norris and Joyce Braaten, sister, Naomi Braaten, brother, Phil Braaten, and many other relatives and friends. Memorial gifts may be sent to HealthEast Hospice, Global Health Ministries, or Hope Lutheran Church of Big Lake, MN. Memorial service Sat., April 14th, 11 am at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 1465 Victoria Street North, St. Paul. Visitation 2 hours prior at 9 am.

Bernstrom, Cameron
April 7, 2012
Of Minneapolis, MN.

Clough, Earl Michael
February 13, 1949 – April 6, 2012
Age 63 of Blaine, MN. Interment at Berea Cemetery in Jefferson, TX.

Nuhring, Jane Mae (nee Hoistad)
August 22, 1935 – April 4, 2012
Age 76 of Fargo, ND.

Rosenthal, Jasen Daniel
June 26, 1977 – April 3, 2012
Age 34 of Chisago City, MN. Memorial service Wednesday, April 11 at 2:00 p.m. at Faith Assembly of God Church, 10963 Lake Blvd., Chisago City, MN 55013 (651-257-8605).

Kantner, Jeffrey Shepard
February 7, 1953 – April 3, 2012
Age 59, a longtime resident of Saint Paul died on April 3, 2012 of complications resulting from a cardiac arrest. Born in Chicago on February 7, 1953 to Irene Marie (Shepard) Kantner and Harold Herman Kantner, Jeff went to grade schools in Hyde Park and Evanston, graduating from Evanston (IL) Township High School in 1970. After studying photography at Columbia College in Chicago, he graduated from the cabinetmaking program at Saint Paul Technical College, spending his career as a craftsman and master carpenter. A fishing fool, dawn on opening day often found him on Echo Lake in northern Minnesota. Preceded in death by his parents and sister Carol, he will be deeply missed by his siblings, Kristen Ann McCain (Pie Town, NM) and Steven Shepard Kantner (Saint Paul), three nephews and one niece, and two great-nephews. Memorial gifts may be made to The Joy Project, PO Box 16488, St. Paul, MN 55116. A Remembrance Picnic for friends, dogs, and family will be held at the Hidden Falls Park Shelter (S. Mississippi River Blvd & Magoffin) on Friday, April 13 from 5 to 7.

Hallberg, Miriam Cathryn (nee Machalk)
March 9, 1915 – April 2, 2012
Age 97 of Portland, OR. Interment at Winter Cemetery in Winter, WI.

Boettcher, Linda Diane
September 1, 1960 – April 1, 2012
Age 51 of Minneapolis. Preceded in death by parents, Wilmer and Mary June (Johnson) Boettcher. Survived by siblings, Lillian (Marlene Delfs) Boettcher, Mardell Boettcher, Gary (Brenda) Boettcher and Glen Boettcher; nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephew. Memorial service will be held at Lydia Zion United Methodist Church, 1026 East 205th St., Jordan, MN 55352 on Saturday, April 7 at 4:00 p.m. with a visitation 1 hour prior. Interment at Concord Hill Cemetery in Jordan. Memorials preferred to copdfoundation.org.

Younge, Asukile Osaze
March 10, 1989 – March 29, 2012
Age 23 of Minneapolis. Preceded in death by mother, Linda Rachelle Younge; beloved grandmother, Lillie Lauralee Younge. Survived by twin sister, Shadae Rashida Younge; father, Dwight Earl Rodgers; a host of aunties, uncles, cousins and friends. Funeral service Friday, April 6 at 11:00 a.m., with visitation 1 hour prior, at Victory Christian Center, 3500 East Lake St., Minneapolis 55406 (612-721-4355). Interment at Mound Cemetery in Brooklyn Center.

Bass, LaWando Andre
October 15, 1973 – March 27, 2012
Age 38, of Crystal. LaWando was born to Deborah Bass, of Minneapolis, MN, where he lived all of his life.  He was with Hammer Residence for 20 years and also worked with Workabilities. Preceded in death by grandparents, Wallace and Margaret Bass, of Minneapolis. Survived by brotherd, Pierre (Shree) Avent Bass and Sean Avent Bass; niece, Aryah; nephew, Nasir Bass; stepfather, Gregory Avent; cousins, Alonzo Delanse and Keith Bass, Crystal, Dennis, Denise and Dereese Bass, Rochelle and Elijah Bass, Tamara and Terrance Burns, Lakesha, Niki, Alona and Tanika Bass, Derrick and Derchelle Bass-Johnstone, Ciearra McKinney-Bass; a host of other relatives. Special thanks to Claudette Dennis, of Nashville, Sharon Brown from the Douglas Drive apartment, and True Vine Church for helping us out.  Big thanks to Rochelle Hassan and the Clevent family for all of their help, and to Hammer Residence and
Workability. LaWando was a very sweet person.  He could not talk, but he got his point across.  He was loved and cherished by family and he will truly be missed. Memorial service Wednesday, April 11 at 5:00 p.m. at True Vine Baptist Church, 2639 Thomas Ave. N, Minneapolis. Visitation 1 hour prior.

Banning, Jerry Wayne
December 4, 1960 – March 21, 2012
Age 51 of New Hope, MN, was found to have passed away unexpectedly in his home on March 21, 2012. Preceded in death by his parents, and survived by his 2 brothers, Jon and Brian Banning, both of Oakdale, CA. Inurnment will take place in CA. Memorial event to be held at Broadway Village Apts Community Room on Tues., April 3 at 7:00 PM - 6040 W. Broadway Ave., New Hope, MN.

Hill, Dianna Joyce (nee Jacobsma)
January 15, 1945 – March 23, 2012
Beloved wife and mother, 67, of Coon Rapids, passed away peacefully at home on March 23rd after a long battle with cancer. Survived by husband, Richard; children, Teresa Wolter, Charlene, Tammy (Jon) Norlin, Timothy (Carrie); 7 grandchildren, and cherished friend, Rosalind. Celebration of Life Tuesday, March 27 at 2:00 pm at New Brighton Christian Church, 1500 – 29th Ave. NW, New Brighton 55112. Visitation 1 hr prior. Private interment.

Gray, Monica Yvette
January 17, 1962 – March 22, 2012
Age 50 of Minneapolis. Preceded in death by father, George Gray; sister, Lynette Hollivay; extended sisters Sophia Turner, Michelle Hargrove; brothers, Hiawatha Austin, Brian Hargrove; fiance Tony Maddox; many nieces and nephews. Survived by children Nadia Yvette Gray, Lenora Clarice Gray, Nathaniel Valentino Gray and Tomara Jasmina McCuiston; grandchildren, Chanaiya Monet Thomas, Jakai Ayiana Montgomery and Nateryonna Derosiers; a host of extended family and friends. Funeral service Friday, March 30 at 11:00 a.m., with wake 1 hour prior, at God's Revelation Church, 3751 - 17th Ave. S, Minneapolis 55407. Interment at Mound Cemetery in Brooklyn Center.

Pnewski, Donald William Jr.
August 21, 1958 – March 22, 2012
Age 53 of St. Paul, unexpectedly passed away March 22nd. Preceded in death by parents, Donald and Dorothy; brother, Robert. He will be sadly missed by his children, Christy (Will) Smith, Donald Pnewski III and Mallory Leithauser; 6 grandchildren; sisters, Patricia K. Pnewski, Teri (Tim) Lauer, Dori (Steve) Giebler and Jodi (Mike) Weber; many nieces and nephews. Visitation Monday, March 26th at 9:00 am. Mass to follow at 11 am at St. James Catholic Church, 496 View St., St. Paul. Interment following at Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials preferred to People Inc.

Mallet, Edward William
October 17, 1961 – March 16, 2012
Age 50 of St. Paul.

King, Rufus Earnest
May 25, 1949 – March 15, 2012
Age 62 of Minneapolis, originally of Birmingham, AL.

Tesfamichael, Abraham Hadera
January 1, 1949 – March 13, 2012
Age 63 of St. Paul, originally of Ethiopia. Interment Mount Hope Cemetery, San Diego, CA.

Anders, Robert Lavern
June 7, 1925 – March 10, 2012
Age 86 of Minneapolis. Survived by daughter, Rebecca Anders.

Streeter, Gloria Judy (nee Ross)
December 31, 1936 – March 9, 2012
Age 75 of Minneapolis.

Moore, Frank Carlton
July 15, 1923 – March 7, 2012
Age 88, of Woodbury Formerly of Sacramento, CA Passed away March 7, 2012 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. He died at home with the love of his son, daughter in-law and grandchildren embracing him as he joined his beloved wife Mary in Heaven. Frank was born in Halsey, Nebraska on July 15, 1923 to Frank Moore, Sr and Viola Ridenour. Upon graduation from high school, Frank worked for Consolidated Aircraft in San Diego, California building B-24 bombers for the war effort. He later joined the Merchant Marines where he served aboard ship for six months and soon thereafter enlisted in the Army serving on active duty for 20 years, eventually rising to the rank of Captain at the time of his retirement. Frank(Carlton) fought overseas in the Philippines and Japan during World War II and later in Vietnam at the beginning of that 10 year conflict. He was awarded the Bronze Star for Valor and numerous other service medals. Frank completed his undergraduate program at the University of Omaha with a degree in History through the Army's Bootstrap program. Following his military career, he went on to obtain his Master's in Industrial Arts from Chico State University, Chico, California and taught in the Sacramento, CA area for 20 years. Preceded in death by his beloved wife Mary Rose Moore(nee Garza) to whom he was married for 47 years, and his brother Gilbert. Survived by his sister Ruby Grubb, brothers Howard Moore, Don (Bertha) Brooks, & Lyle (Marian) Brooks; sons Oliver (Darla) Moore of Las Vegas, Nevada and Gary (Patrice) Moore of Woodbury, MN. He is also survived by his grandchildren whom he treasured immensely: Clarissa (Scott) of San Antonio, TX , and Ryan, Austin, & Catherine of Woodbury, MN; and numerous other relatives and friends. During Frank's extended illness he/we were blessed to be surrounded by so many caring and compassionate friends and caregivers. We would like to thank Sherron, Kathy, & Karen from Baywood Home Care for the years of outstanding daily care; Julie, RN and V. Hugec, MD from Minnesota Oncology for their kindness and support throughout Dad's long illness; and Heartland Hospice for making Frank's final days/hours peaceful and dignified. We will celebrate a life well lived with a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday March 24 at 1pm at St. Ambrose of Woodbury Catholic Community, 4125 Woodbury Drive in Woodbury, MN with visitation 30 minutes prior. Interment at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, TX on June 29, 2012 with full military honors. Memorials preferred to the Wounded Warrior Project. A fuller life would be hard to find. A good man, like you, even harder to find. Here's to you, Dad.

Gauthier, David Lawrence
April 1, 1957 – March 5, 2012
Age 54 of St. Louis Park, MN. Third generation member of IATSE 13. Preceded in death by parents, Mary Jean and Larry. Survived by siblings, Lindsay Dalton and Robb.

Leete, Carolyn Marie
October 25, 1979 – March 3, 2012
Age 32 of St. Paul. Carolyn was a loving, generous, forgiving woman who loved to dance, sing and laugh. An artist, traveler and dreamer, she took joy in all living things, especially in the children whose lives she touched. She believed in faith, hope, love, justice and equality for all and found beauty in everyone. She will be remembered fondly and missed by all who knew her. Preceded in death by her father Edward, and survived by her mother, Sheila and siblings Jennifer (Brian), Lorraine, Michael, Nicholas, Peter (Sarah), Allison, nephew and niece Tyler and Molly, and numerous other relatives and friends. A memorial service and reception will be held on Friday, March 9, 2012 at 11:00 am at Saint Frances Cabrini Church, 1500 Franklin Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Minnesota Council for Crime and Justice (http://www.crimeandjustice.org) or a local domestic abuse non-profit organization.

Drager, Christopher Marc
March 3, 1971 – March 1, 2012
Age 40 of St. Paul. Beloved Husband, Father, Pastor at Twin Cities Bible Church, Teacher & Coach at Liberty Classical Academy, went home to be with the Lord on March 1, 2012 after a long battle with cancer. He is survived by beloved wife, Emily; cherished daughter, Erika; parents, Richard R. and Judy K. (Myers); brother, Steve (Christy); brother, Rob (Kathy). A Memorial Celebration will be held on Monday, March 5, 2012 at Rockpoint Church, 5825 Kelvin Avenue North, Lake Elmo, MN 55042. Visitation 9-11AM. Service to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

Wendt, Bernice Elizabeth (nee Miller)
July 9, 1924 – March 1, 2012
Age 87 of St. Paul, passed away Mar. 1, 2012, in her residence in St. Paul.
Bernie is predeceased by her parents and husband, Gib Wendt. She is survived by her daughter, Susan (Robert) Freeman, St. Paul; granddaughter, Elizabeth Freeman, St. Louis Park, Minn.; and brother, Victor (Marilyn) Miller, Hot Springs, Ark. A private service is being held at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in St. Paul on Friday, March 9.

Marks, Judith Angelia (nee Caputo)
January 18, 1942 – February 28, 2012
Age 70 of Plymouth.

Smith, George Henry
October 16, 1955 – February 27, 2012
Age 56 of St. Paul, originally of Chicago, IL. Preceded in death by parents, Earline and George Smith Sr.; nephew, Thomas Roberts. Survived by loving wife, Lois Ann Dudley; daughters, Tequilla Tate and Tanzie Dudley; sons, George Smith II, Georgio Dudley, Clifton Dudley and Terrance Dudley; 9 grandchildren, Jarrobi, John, Teresa, Kasia, Keyshawn, Deshawn, Shamia, Elijah and Lamar Jr.; sisters, Gloria Smith, Stacy Alexander and Tammy (Clarence) Hankton; brothers, Charles Smith, Thomas Smith and David Smith; many loving nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends. Funeral service Saturday, March 10 at 1:00 p.m., with visitation 1 hour prior, at True Vine Missionary Baptist Church, 2639 Thomas Ave. N, Minneapolis. Interment at Mound Cemetery, Brooklyn Center, MN.

McLeod, Judith Kay (nee Cummings)
November 5, 1956 – February 27, 2012
Age 51 of St. Paul. Survived by husband, Frank. Memorial service Saturday, 3/10 at 11:00 AM at Epiphany Episcopal Church, 1636 Van Buren Ave., St. Paul, MN. Memorial celebration will be at 2:00 PM, 100 2nd St SE, Mpls., MN (Winslow House). Private Interment.

Benedict, Wayne Ellsworth
September 1, 1924 – February 24, 2012
Age 87 of Andover, MN went to meet his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on February 24, 2012 after suffering heart failure. His parents, Peter & Hattie Benedict and two sisters, Norma and Joyce, preceded him in death. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Corinne; daughters, Karen (Jeff) Sartell and Susan (Samuel) Obeng- Amoako; grandchildren include Katie (Pete) Smith, David (Jackie) Tillman, John Tillman, Paul, Philomena and Gloria Obeng-Amoako; and great- grandchildren, Trent and Dominick Smith and Benedict 'Benny' and Micah Tillman. He graduated from Faribault High School in 1942 and served 3 years in the U.S. Navy on board the Pamanset in the Western Pacific supporting the 3rd fleet until the end of WWII. He graduated from Northwestern Schools (Minneapolis) in 1955 and then attended Western Baptist Seminary (Portland, OR) graduating in 1963 with a Master of Divinity. He pastored churches in Washington State until 1972 when he returned to Minnesota to work at Northwestern College as half-time Dean of Students and Bible Teacher, and eventually associate professor of Bible and Greek. In addition to faculty duties he coached wrestling and worked as Director of Housing and Security. Above all, the most important thing in his life was his passion for preaching and teaching the gospel. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, March 3 at Bethlehem Baptist Church (Moundsview campus) at 11:00 a.m. Private family interment at Fort Snelling for immediate family.

Douglas, Brandi Wallis (nee Valerie Pitts)
March 29, 1954 – February 22, 2012
Age 57, of Saint Peter, MN, passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2012, at Grandview Good Samaritan Society nursing home in Saint Peter after a lengthy illness.  Brandi is survived by husband, Larry Hennis of Saint Peter; son, John R. Douglas of Mankato; mother, Stella J. Peterson of Lake Crystal; sister, Elaine Midtbruget of Mankato; many neices and nephews. She was preceded in death by father, Loren Pitts; daughter, Lauren Tierney-Kleinschmidt. Funeral services will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Madelia at 11:30 a.m. on March, 10, 2012, with visitation one hour prior to services at the church. No graveside services are planned.

Bencze, Laszlo John
October 27, 1936 – February 20, 2012
Age 75 of Newport, MN. Survived by son, Gregory. Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Parish, Marion Bernice (nee Nordstrom)
March 27, 1919 – February 19, 2012
Age 92 of West St. Paul. Preceded in death by loving husband, Edwin; son, Tom; daughter, Joanne; brother, William Nordstrom; parents, Mary and Felix Nordstrom. Survived by daughter, Kaye (Tom) Christianson; grandchildren, Michele Thompson, Laureen Odden, Brett Christianson (fiancee, Annabelle), Brian Christianson, Jennifer Brue and Dawn Bilotta; great-grandchildren, Megan Lick, Brittney Lick, Vince Christianson, Nick Christianson, Gracie Schwerin, Kayla, Joseph, Michael, Nick and Ethan Bilotta; great-great-grandchildren, Adriana, Braden and Mason; many neices and nephews. Memorial service Friday, February 24 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation from 9-11 a.m. All at Salem Lutheran Church, 11 Bernard St. W, West St. Paul. Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Devine, Sharon Lee
September 23, 1952 – February 17, 2012
Age 59 of Brooklyn Center. Funeral service Friday, February 24 at 11:00 p.m., with visitiation one hour prior, all at High Praise Ministries, 1200 N 7th St., Minneapolis. Interment following service at Crystal Lake Cemetery.

Gevas, Donald W.
September 1, 1951 – February 17, 2012
Age 60 of Minneapolis.

Osbron, Gerald Harthon "Jerry"
March 24, 1929 – February 15, 2012
Age 82 of St. Paul. Preceded in death by loving wife of 57 years, Barbara Ann (Wisey); brother, Glenn. Survived by sister, Lee; children, Amy, Kim, Tracy, Scott and Missy; 12 Grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Memorial service Saturday, February 25 at 1:00 P.M. at Bethany Baptist Church, 2025 Skillman Ave. W, Roseville. Private Interment.

Lewison, Phillip Stanley
February 9, 1946 - February 13, 2012
Age 65 of Minneapolis.

Collaso, Tanesha Terrelle
February 21, 1988 – February 13, 2012
Age 23 of Minneapolis. Funeral service Tuesday, February 21 at 4:00 P.M., with visitation 1 hour prior, at Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 2600 E. 38th St., Minneapolis, MN 55406. Private interment.

Johnson, Gordon Ray
February 18, 1953 – February 13, 2012
Age 58 of New Hope, originally of Braham, MN. Preceded in death by father, Raymond L. Johnson; brohter, Gerald. Survived by mother, Betty; siblings, Roger (Mary), Brian (Lori), David (Julie) and Renee (Ron); 7 nephews and 4 nieces; 3 Great-Nephews and 5 Great-Nieces; many other relatives and friends. Memorial service Saturday, February 25 at 1:00 P.M. at Salem Lutheran Church, 4638 - 381st Ave. NW, Dalbo, MN 55017. Private interment at a later date.

Moore, Giselle Alyce (nee Wickliffe)
November 30, 1966 – February 7, 2012
Age 45 of Minneapolis. Preceded in death by sister, Tina "Red" Wickliffe; brother, Lyle "Butch" Wickliffe. Survived by sisters, Kimberly (Baron) Johnson, Deneen Wickliffe (Leonard Seaman), Tanya Washington, Daletha Spencer, Albertina Johnson and Alvena Johnson; brothers, Maurice Wickliffe, Roosevelt "Pookie" Wickliffe and Roosevelt Johnson. Children, Temeka Wickliffe (Mika Martin), Stephanie Hall (Antonio Simmons), Tina Starks, Sydney Wickliffe (Shana Jones), Calvin White (Teearah Williams), Paris White and Antonio Acres; Grandchildren, Darius, Nikiya, Jalyn, Mecka, Janiya, Mikaylah, Antonio, Jada, Daejon, Dream, Calvin, Makenzie, Paris, X'avion, and Antonio A.; a host of nieces and nephews, especially Mikey, KT and Crystal; best friends, Valerie Lewis and Cassandra Berry; special loving friends, Calvin "Elroy" White and Grandma Linda. Funeral service Saturday, February 11 at 2:00 pm, with visitation from 12-2 pm. All at Shiloh Temple, 1201 W. Broadway Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55411. Private interment.

McGaster, Ursula Maria (nee Schmalz)
June 10, 1952 – February 7, 2012
Age 59 of St. Paul, MN.

Bosto, Michael Joseph
February 27, 1980 – February 5, 2012
Age 31, of Mpls, passed away on Sun., Feb. 5th. Survived by mother, Bobbi; father, Glenn Foote; brothers, Wayne, Sequoyah, Kenneth; sisters, Dawnis, Marilyn, Larissa; 4 nieces & nephews; and many other relatives and friends. Wake Wed., Feb. 8th, 5 pm through the night at All Saints Indian Mission Episcopal Church, 3044 Longfellow Av S, Mpls, and 6 pm Thurs., Feb. 9th at the Fond Du Lac Headstart gym at 33 University Rd, Cloquet. Interment Friday at Holy Family Cemetery, Cloquet.

Bolden, Carolyn Denise (nee Spigner)
February 10, 1960 - February 4, 2012
Age 51 of Minneapolis. Preceded in death by parents, Mable and Joseph Spigner; aunts, Mary Louise Hodge and Minnie Lee Howe. Survived by step-father, Curtis Thomas; ex-husband, Jeff Bolden; two daughters, Letrice Spigner and LaToya Long; one step-daughter, Mercedes Madlock-Bolden; three grandchildren, Lamell Spigner, Shaterra' Spigner and Annette Hawkins; a host of other family and friends. Memorial service Saturday, February 18 at 11:00 A.M. at True Vine Missionary Baptist Church, 2639 Thomas Ave. N, Minneapolis. Private interment.

Thompson, Michael Lee
March 30, 1958 – February 4, 2012
Age 53 of St. Paul, MN.

Frazer, Robert Emille
September 2, 1956 – February 4, 2012
Age 55 of Apple Valley, MN.

Gomez, Alvaro Luis
May 24, 1953 – February 3, 2012
Age 58 of St. Paul, MN, originally of Ocana, Norte de Santander, Columbia. Survived by wife, Luz.

Shepherd, Curtis Arthur
April 26, 1959 – February 1, 2012
Age 52 of Deming, NM.

Seliga, Susan Kaye (nee Oftedahl)
September 3, 1950 – January 31, 2012
Age 61 of St. Paul Park.  Survived by husband David; children Tom, Sheila, and Brian; grandchildren, Samantha, Stephanie, Gracie; parents Wally and Barb; Brothers Greg, Kevin, Jeff, and Tom. Visitation Friday, February 3 from 3:00 – 7:00 pm at the Seliga residence, 42 W Pullman Ave., St Paul Park next to Seliga Auto Body.  Funeral service Saturday, February 4 at 2pm with visitation 1 hour prior at Sonrise Ministering Center, southwest entrance, 7955 Ivystone Ave. S, Cottage Grove.  Interment Newport Cemetery.

Tseng, Raymond
June 6, 1925 – January 30, 2012
Age 86 of Roseville, MN.

Gregory, Phyllis Marie (nee Gage)
June 30, 1936 – January 27, 2012
Age 75 of Minneapolis, MN.  Survived by children, Philip, Vern and Mary; 6 grandchildren. Funeral service Saturday, February 4at 10:00 am with visitation 1 hour prior, all at St. Clement’s Catholic Church, 911 – 24th Ave. NE, Minneapolis.  Private Interment.

Burns-Walker, Yolanda Michelle
June 11, 1957 – January 25, 2012
Age 54 of Minneapolis, MN. Funeral service Friday, February 3 at 11:00 am with visitation 1 hour prior at New Beginnings Tabernacle Church, 4301 - 1st Ave. S, Minneapolis. Interment Mound Cemetery in Brooklyn Center.

Peterson, Shirley Jean
July 28, 1949 – January 25, 2012
Age 62 of New Brighton, MN.

Williams, Ruth Marie (nee Mercer)
December 9, 1955 – January 25, 2012
Age 56 of Plymouth, formerly of Nebraska and Colorado.

Ferguson, Josiah Wesley
February 10, 1946 – January 20, 2012
Age 65 of St. Paul, originally of St. Louis, MO.  Preceded in death by parents, Josiah and Myrtle Ferguson; brother, Ronald Ferguson; sisters, Carlotta Evans, Jacqueline Evans, Myrtle Taylor, Carol Perkins, Sandra Brown and Helen Russell.  Survived by wife, Katherine Ferguson; brothers, James Burnette, Fontain Burnette and Irvin Burnette; sisters, Myrna Ferguson, Barbara Dobson and May Bland; daughters, Beverly Ferguson, Jacqueline Ferguson, Arnisha Ferguson and Naya Ferguson; sons, Christian Ferguson, Steven Ferguson and Josiah Ferguson; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Hanson, Selmer Eugene
February 19, 1925 – January 19, 2012
Age 86, of Downing, WI, formerly of Shoreview, MN, died Jan. 19 surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife, Doris; children, Cheryl, Doug, Dennis, Tom, Greg and Bette. Visitation 10 AM Saturday, Jan. 28 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Glenwood City, WI. Service at 11 AM. selmer-hanson.forevermissed.com

Hasse, Roxanne Marie
January 2, 1952 – January 12, 2012
Age 60 of St. Anthony, MN.  Preceded in death by mother, Deloris L. Hasse; sister, Susanlea Hasse Caison.  Survived by father, Arnold Hasse; niece, Elizabeth Carrol; nephew, Nathaniel Carroll; friends.  Interment Lebanon Hills Cemetery, Apple Valley, MN.  Memorial service information TBD.

Dailey, Katrina Marie
September 4, 1963 – January 11, 2012
Age 48 of Crystal, MN. Originally from Chicago, IL. Funeral Service Friday 1/20/12 at 11:30 AM with visitation 1 hour prior. All at Trinity Tabernacle Church, 2306 Plymouth Ave. N, Mpls., MN 55411. Interment Sunset Memorial Park, following service.

Johnson, Dorothy Ann (nee Shoberg)
June 5, 1927 – January 11, 2012
Age 84 of Cottage Grove, MN.

Marcotte, Gary Dean
March 30, 1947 – January 7, 2012
Age 64, passed away on Jan. 7, 2012.  Beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. Memorial service to be held on Thurs., Jan. 12, 2012 at S. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2499 Helen St. N, North Saint Paul, MN from 3 pm to 6pm.

Mattson, John David
May 28, 1956 – January 3, 2012
Age 55, of St. Louis Park.  Preceded in death by father, Donald Mattson.  Survived by mother, Lorraine Mattson; brothers, Rodney Mattson and Floyd Mattson; sisters, Beverly Hansen and Donna Keller; niece, Michelle Hembre; nephews, David Keeler, James Keller and Brian Keller; many other relatives and friends.

Powell, Donn Cheveron
May 14, 1964 – December 29, 2011
Age 47, of Minneapolis.  Funeral service Thursday 1/5/12 at 1:00 P.M., Faith Tabernacle Church, 2025 N 4th St., Mpls.  Visitation 1 hour prior to service at church.  Private interment.

Mitchell, Elaine Adele (nee Jewson)
August 7, 1928 – December 28, 2011

Mayes, Terrell Lamont Jr.
July 28, 2008 – December 27, 2011
Age 3, of Minneapolis.  Funeral service Wednesday, 1/4/11 at 12:00 P.M. with visitation from 11:00-12:00.  Service will be at True Vine Missionary Baptist Church, 2639 Thomas Ave. N, Mpls. Private interment.

Johnson, Darphine Marie (nee Smith)
January 22, 1933 – December 24, 2011
Age 78, passed in Minneapolis, MN on Saturday, December 24, 2011. Born on January 22, 1933 in Cotton Plant, Arkansas to Helen Mary Jones and Roy Earl Smith. She lived in St. Louis Missouri, and Chicago Illinois, before settling in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Darphine gave her life to GOD at an early age. All that knew her or encountered her could see that in the works here on earth, knew she was a true woman of GOD. Darphine was a devoted wife, mother, & grandmother, for many years; her delightful smile, warm presents, big heart and encouraging words of wisdom will be missed by everyone. Survivors include her children, daughters, Jacklyn Luster (MN) & Joann Larkins (ILL) Sons, Henry Larkins (MN) & David Larkins (MN) sister, Margaret McClain (CA) abundance of grandchildren, great-grand, great-great-grand and other relatives and friends. Preceded her in death husband, Donald Johnson, both parents, daughter, Avis Warfield, sons Stanley Larkins, Wayne Larkins and grandson Curtis Larkins. Funeral service Tuesday 1/3/11 at 11:00 A.M. at True Vine Missionary Baptist Church, 2639 Thomas Ave. N, Mpls. Iterment Fort Snelling National Cemetery at 1:15 P.M., Assembly Area #4.

Sheppard, Alfred Lee
March 1, 1954 – December 23, 2011

Jones, Brianna Chryshawna Lilia
September 25, 1990 – December 22, 2011
Age 21, Brianna Chryshawna Lilia Jones was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Brian Henry Jones and Veronica Renee Harris.  She was the third of five children. Brianna touched the hearts of everyone that was ever in her presence.  She will be fondly and forever remembered for her smile, motherly love, wisdom, friendliness, hospitality, kindness and deep love shown to others.  Many will never forget how Brianna used to love to make everyone happy and forget all about their problems.On Thursday, December 22, 2011, God called her home.  She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Eddie Jones, Leilia Jones, Louise Harris and Jacey Harris. She leaves to cherish her memories two children, Charianna Monique Tate, of Minneapolis, MN, and Burell Turner of Breckenridge, MN; two sisters, Tashawna Renee and Bianca Kyisha Jones; two brothers, Brian Henry Jones, Jr. and Johvontea Grant Blackman of Minneapolis, MN; a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  Funeral service Friday 12/30/11 at 12:00 P.M. at ICCM Life Center, 1812 Park Ave S, Mpls (612-870-0000).  Interment Sunset Memorial Park following service.

Yauch, Dennis Richard
September 26, 1945 – December 22, 2011
Age 53, born in Wisconsin. Died on Dec. 22, 2011 in Minnesota, after a four year battle with cancer. Dennis rescued many pets during his life. He is missed by them and his partner, Iris. He is survived by relatives in the area and in Illinois.

Johnson II, Curtis
May 22, 1964 – December 20, 2011
Age 47 of Richfield, MN.

Ericson, James Paul
June 15, 1954 – December 20, 2011

Jones, Shirley Marie (nee Springfield)
May 17, 1945 – December 15, 2011

Waltz, Jerome Keith
July 7, 1938 – December 14, 2011
Passed Away 12/14/2011 Age 73 Loving husband of Kathleen (Kitty), beloved father of Michael (Anna), Marc, Eric (Michele) and grandfather of Gabriella. Memorial service at 11:00 12/31/2011 at Parkview United Church of Christ, 3737 Belaire Avenue, White Bear Lake, MN. After the service lunch with the family will be served in the fellowship hall. The family requests that memorial gifts be designated for Alzheimer's Research or a charity of their choice.

Lemke, Sandra Lee (nee Swanson)
March 7, 1941 – December 12, 2011
Age 70 - Fridley, Brooklyn Center & North Branch. Passed on Dec. 12. Preceded by husband, Terry Lemke; parents, Elmer & Gail Swanson; daughter, JoDell Lemke and granddaughter, Stephanie Sharpe. Survived by children, Mickie Sjullie, Jillian Sharpe & Terry Lemke II; 7 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; 7 siblings; numerous relatives and friends. Memorial Service on Monday, Dec. 19, 1:00 pm, North Branch United Methodist Church (6500 Main St). Memorials preferred.

Rodger, Charles Bartson
April 21, 1922 – December 10, 2011

Huber, Chester Alvin
September 24, 1922 – December 5, 2011

Riveness, Judith Marion (nee Perleberg)
April 6, 1954 – December 5, 2011
Age 57, of Maplewood Passed Away on December 5th Memorial Service at 11 am on Tuesday Dec. 13th, Christ Lutheran Church 150 5th Street, Marine on Saint Croix.

Robinson, Jerry William
July 16, 1935 – December 5, 2011
Age 76, of Golden Valley.  Survived by wife, Donna; children, Mark (Heidei), Kimberlee (Todd) and Kevin (Karen); stepdaughter, Denessa (Rob) Mazur; grandchildren, Charlotte Rose, Shelby, Kyle, Conner, Bridget, Caroline and Miranda. Memorial service Thursday, December 8 at 2:00 p.m. at Living Word Christian Center, 9201 – 75th Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55428. Private Interment Sunset Memorial Park.

Lange, Michael Allyn
January 5, 1965 – December 4, 2011
Age 46, of Vadnais Heights, MN, born January 5, 1965, passed away unexpectedly on December 4, 2011. Michael will be deeply missed by all who have known him especially his beloved wife, Kelly and daughter, McKenzie. A funeral service has been scheduled for Tuesday, December 13th at 11 am, with a visitation from 9:30-11, at the South Shore Trinity Lutheran Church, 2480 South Shore Blvd. in White Bear Lake, MN 55110. Memorials to the family preferred in lieu of flowers.

Silberbauer, Ellen Ann
January 10, 1967 – November 29, 2011

Boven, Earl Henry
April 23, 1936 – November 22, 2011

Gordon, John Deliane "Dee"
March 8, 1965 – November 22, 2011
age 46, of Minneapolis. He was known as Dee to his family and friends.  He went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, November 22, 2011.  He is preceded in death by his mother: Ruthie Mae Gordon; and grandmother: Alberta Gordon. He leaves to cherish his memory, his sisters: Mary Ann Hall, Barbara Shaw (John), Tracy Gordon of Minneapolis, MN, Lula Gordon of Chicago, IL, Brenda Williams (Daryl), Taylor Gordon of Gary, IN.  Brothers: Rochell Gordon (Pamela), Samuel Gordon (Jackie) of Minneapolis, MN, Gregory Gordon (Earline) of Leland, MS, Jerome Cannon and a host of loving relatives and friends.  Special acknowledgement to fiancée, Sandy Myers. Funeral service Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 12:00 P.M. at True Apostolic Assembly Church, 3520 W 43rd St., Minneapolis, MN 55410. (612) 927-0993. Interment Mound Cemetery, Brooklyn Center following service.

Leeds, Earl John
March 31, 1924 – November 15, 2011

Larson, Craig Donald
July 21, 1943 – November 9, 2011
age 68, of Dayton, died 11/9/11. Survived by daughters, Marnee, Libby & Candra; grandson, Donovan; sister, Janet Haus; niece and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews; many other family and friends. Private interment at Ft. Snelling. Memorial gathering Sun, 11/20/11 at 2 PM at Elsie's Restaurant in NE Mpls. Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers.

Schoh, Baby Hope Marie
November 9, 2011

Conrad, Clinton Lloyd
September 21, 1926 – November 8, 2011
On November 8, 2011 ~ Age 85 Whirlpool Employee 42 years Husband of Bibiana, father of Ron, Karen, Laura, Alan, Julie, Joe, Charlie; 6 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren. Large extended family. Celebration of Life (casual) Nov. 19, 4-7pm St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 765 Margaret St. @ Hope. Entry in back of school.

Jock, Dak Yiech
January 1, 1969 – November 2, 2011

Maloney, James Ralph
February 25, 1961 – November 2, 2011
Maloney, James Ralph (50), Minneapolis. Preceded in death by parents, Al & Mary. Survived by children, Shane, Ashley & their mother Betsy; siblings, Cheryl, Patti, Mike, Kathy (Sonja) & Tim with 8 nieces & 2 nephews along with many good friends. Celebration of life, Sunday, 11/13, 3-5 pm, Spirit of the Lakes UCC Church, 4001-38th Ave S, Mpls, MN 55406. Donations can be made to help the family. Family thanks the U of M Anatomy Bequest Program.

Haglund, Shirley Jean (nee Moe)
February 5, 1933 – November 3, 2011
Loved by all, she will be deeply missed. XOXO Age 78, passed away peacefully on Nov 3, 2011. Visitation 9:30 am, funeral 11:00 am, Wed. Nov. 9, at Word of Peace church in Rogers, MN.

Neumann, David Alan
September 16, 1953 – October 21, 2011

McFarland, Michael
December 20, 1949 – October 12, 2011

Schroeder, David Lee
March 15, 1937 – October 15, 2011
Schroeder, David Lee Born on 3/15/37 to Roy and Edith Schroeder in St. Paul, MN. He grew up in St. Paul, attended Wilson High School (56), and graduated from Hamline University. He served in the U.S. Army and worked for the State Dept. He devoted his career to education, retiring as the founding president of Dakota County Technical College in 1999. David leaves his legacy of hard work, Eagle Scout rank, and lifelong learning to his family and to all he has inspired over the years. He passed away peacefully on Saturday surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Terry Davis Schroeder; his brother Roy (Marilyn); his children, Aaron (Louann) Schroeder, Deidra (Bradley) Huff, Adley (Michael) Walschlager, and Suzanne (Bob) Heitzman; 10 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. A memorial service will be held 11 AM Wednesday, 10/19/11 at St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 8400 France Ave. S., Bloomington with a gathering for family and friends one hour prior.

Smith, Ronald Howard
June 16, 1946 – October 14, 2011
Ronald H. Smith, 65, of Big Lake went to be with his Lord, peacefully, Friday Oct. 14, surrounded by his family at home.  Ron was born in Austin, June 16, 1946, the son of Howard and Nettie Smith, and was raised in Lansing. On Oct. 17, 1964, he married Mildred Kaye Andersen. They were together 17 years and had three children. During that time Ron worked for Tempo, Hormel Foods and Combined Insurance. On Feb. 11, 1989, Ron Married Pam Ihrke. He and Pam resided in Plainview, Rochester, and for the past 12 years, Big Lake. Ron worked for Sunrise Assisted Living, and Hoglund Bus Company. Ron was an avid sportsman and looked forward each year to hunting deer with his crew of family and friends. He relished every opportunity to go fishing and especially enjoyed his weekends with Pam at “the shack.” Ron also enjoyed playing cards, golf and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He is survived by his wife Pam, of Big Lake; son, Raymie (Sarah) of Austin; son, Tim (Val) of West Concord; daughter, Kayla (Bill) of Hutchinson; one brother, Randy (Kim) of Blooming Prairie; three sisters: Phyllis of Eagle, Idaho; Dee of Dallas; and Shirley of Bettendorf, Iowa. Ron had seven grandchildren, Nick, Tannis, Treyvis, Grace, Ada, Carter and Ella. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Sharon. A visitation is scheduled for Wednesday Oct. 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Svea Hill Community Covenant Church in Big Lake; 16392 235th Ave, Big Lake, MN 55309. The Funeral Service is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 20, at 11 a.m. at the same location with visitation starting at 10 a.m. Please see tjhslife.weebly.com/ron-smith-memorial.html for details and directions.

Geary, Robert Craig
July 9, 1927 – October 13, 2011
Age 58, passed away peacefully on Oct. 12 in his Plymouth, Minn., apartment. Robert was a graduate of Mankato High School and a longtime employee of Power Supply and Equipment of Bloomington, Minn., and Swanson Flo Systems, after merger of companies. Robert was preceded in death by his mother, and by his brother, Donald. He is survived by father Wayne of Mankato and brother Richard of Oceanside, Calif.

Gilbertson, Evelyn Marie (nee Rodewald)
July 11, 1927 – October 13, 2011
84, of St. Paul Passed Away 10-13-2011 Survived by son Tom; daughter Jean (Rick) Larson; grandchildren Travis and Jason Larson; and 3 great-grandchildren. Memorial Service Wednesday, October 19 at 12:30 PM at Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel, Hwy 5 & 55, Bloomington Rd. Exit, Ft. Snelling, MN. Burial following service at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Wiest, Muriel Ruth
February 3, 1915 – October 11, 2011
Age 96, of Minneapolis, passed away Oct. 11, 2011 of dementia. Muriel was a long time teacher at Roosevelt High School in Mpls. Preceded in death by parents, Anna & John Wiest of Philadelphia, PA and eight siblings. Survived by her brother, Quentin Wiest of Ridgewood, NJ and numerous nieces & nephews. A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 4 at 2:00 PM in the Border Chapel at Hennepin United Methodist Church, 511 Groveland Ave., Mpls, MN 55403-3223 Phone 612-871-5303. Interment will be at Lakewood Cemetery in Mpls.

Wallenstein, Darrell L.
August 3, 1955 – October 2, 2011
"Fuzzy" 56, Passed away on 10-2-11 Memorial Gathering on Saturday, October 8th, 3-5 PM, at White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church, 328 Maple Street, Mahtomedi, MN 55115.

Burkart, Mary Theresa (nee Foss)
April 4, 1942 - September 19, 2011

Wright, Lutishia Baker
July 19, 1930 - September 15, 2011

Conway, Matthew John
June 5, 1946 - September 12, 2011
Conway, Matthew age 65, of Circle Pines. Survived by wife, Susan, of almost 40 years; father to Faline (husband & 2 children), Aurora (husband & 3 sons), Darby (wife & child), Meggan (& husband), Cory (wife & child); and 1 great- grandson. Retired after 33 years at AT&T. Loved family, friends, the outdoors and bartending. Matthew touched the lives of everyone he came in contact with. A celebration of his life will be held at Trapper's Bar & Grill, 6810 Lake Dr., Lino Lakes, MN, (651-784-7474) on Saturday, Sept. 17th at 5:00 PM.

Carlson, Lenore Marion
July 10, 1945 - September 22, 2011

Willows, Douglas George
August 6, 1961 - September 2, 2011
Willows, Douglas G. Age 50, of Cottage Grove passed away on 9/2/11. Preceded in death by brother Dean Willows. Survived by son Tanner; daughter Jordan; and their mother Andrea; father Richard Willows; mother Jane Willows; sister Dee Kinnischtzke; nephew Davis Kinnischtzke; niece Danielle Kinnischtzke, niece Anna (Preston) Flaten; great niece Edyn Jane. Memorial service Wednesday, September 7th at 10AM at Community of Hope Church 14401 Biscayne Ave W. Rosemont, MN. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred.

Stensland, Victor Royal
April 19, 1924 - September 3, 2011

Barron, Jay Randall
March 22, 1963 - August 13, 2011

Nichols, Amanda Jo (nee Bertram)
August 1, 1974 - August 29, 2011
Nichols, Amanda Jo age 37, passed away Aug. 29, 2011. Survived by husband, Joshua Nichols; daughters, Madison and Cecelia; parents, Francis & Alice Bertram; sisters, Linda Langham and Julie Bertram and niece and nephews. Loved more than she ever knew, she will be missed even more. Memorial service Sunday, Sept. 25, 1:00 PM, WJ Breckenridge Chapter House, 8816 W. River Road, Brooklyn Park. Reception following service. Memorials preferred to North Memorial Hospice.

Boyd, Doris T. (nee Wheaton)
December 28, 1926 - August 18, 2011
Boyd, Doris T. Wheaton 84, Born 12/28/26 in Minneapolis, MN. Passed away on August 18, 2011. Beloved mother, grandmother, great- grandma, and aunt. Survived by her 4 children, Kristina, Linda, Kathie, and Robert; 8 grandchildren and 8 great- grandchildren. Mother will be missed so very much by all of us. She is with her mom and dad and sister now. We love you always Mom. Services Friday, August 26, 2011 at 2:00 PM, Lakewood Cemetery Chapel, 3600 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls with interment following service.

Iverson, Dennis Elno
June 5, 1951 - August 9, 2011

Hopkins, Michael Stanley
January 16, 1956 - August 11, 2011
Hopkins, Michael Stanley, Beloved Father, Son, Brother, Uncle, and Friend 1/16/1956 - 8/11/2011 Survived by his son David (Becky) Hopkins; girlfriend Denise Klucsar; parents Stan and Mary Ann Hopkins, brother Dan (Julie) Hopkins; sisters Deb (Rick) Johnson, Pam (Dean) Snyder, Beth (Mike) James; and many other family and friends. Visitation will be from 3-4 pm. on Friday, August 19th at St. Mark's Church (2499 N. Helen Street, No. St. Paul, MN 55109). Celebration of Mike's life (party) from 4 pm. on at Huey's Saloon (2425 Maplewood Dr, Maplewood, MN 55109). Burial will be Saturday August 20th at Union Cemetery in White Bear Lake. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Our Lady of Peace 2076 St. Anthony Ave. St Paul, MN 55104

Boyd, Marjorie Ruth (nee Holm)
May 27, 1924 - August 7, 2011
Boyd, Marjorie R. Age 87 of Bloomington, MN, passed away peacefully on August 7, 2011. Preceded in death by husband, Marvin; parents, Signa and Harry Holm; and brother, H. James Holm. Survived by daughters, Nancy (Paul) Weise, Cindy Clark, Sally Boyd, and Jill Gates; grandchildren, John III, Ingrid, Signa, and Jordan; great-grandchildren, Samantha, Alexandra, Brianna, John IV, Eliza, and Georgia; brother, Lyle Holm; sister-in-law, Evelyn Holm; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at House of Prayer Lutheran Church, 7625 Chicago Ave S, Richfield, MN, Thursday, August 11 at 1:30 PM. Private interment Ft Snelling National Cemetery.

Fricke, Lucy Cutler Sargent
February 6, 1915 - August 6, 2011
Fricke, Lucy Cutler Sargent at age 96 slipped away peacefully early Aug. 6. She was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Walter "Chip" Fricke, and survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Walter and Kathy of Boulder, Colo.; Alfred and Sandy of Half Moon Bay, Calif.; Leonard and Pam of St. Paul, Minn.; five grandchildren, Sarah, Emily, Elizabeth, Stuart and Allison; and five great-grandchildren, Jake, Lindsey, Rebecca, Olivia and Alexander. Lucy was a graduate of Summit School in St. Paul and Vassar College, N.Y. She was an avid volunteer with the Junior League, the New Century Club and various arts organizations in St. Paul, including the Minnesota Museum of Art and the St. Paul Council of Arts and Sciences. She also contributed, as a board member of the Ramsey Hill Association and the Old Town Restorations, Inc., to the rejuvenation of that historic neighborhood. Lucy will be best remembered for her love of family and inquisitive interest in the world around her. She celebrated family reunions at the lake cabin with her clan and showered love and attention on her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She had a great sense of humor, a ready wit and a contagious chuckle. Lucy was a native and long-time resident of St. Paul and her knowledge of the history of Summit Avenue and the Crocus Hill neighborhood was unparalleled. Lucy travelled far and wide visiting nearly every state in the union, as well as Europe, the Middle East and the Far East; she filled dozens of travel journals with her observations and experiences. She spent more than 20 winters in Green Valley, Ariz., where she reignited her interested in painting watercolors, which received local recognition. Arrangements are pending for a private family celebration of her life. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Minnesota Museum of American Art, 408 St. Peter Street, St. Paul, MN 55102.

Lopez, Amada Celina
August 8, 1949 - August 1, 2011

Chance, Terrence Robert
March 31, 1963 - July 26, 2011

Ross, John Henry
November 7, 1926 - July 22, 2011
Ross, Henry J. "Hank" age 84, passed away July 22nd, 2011. Memorial service August 6th, 1 pm at Living Hope Community Church in Cable, WI 715-798-3712. Local reception August 7th 1-4 at Ross residence. Call 612.991.5835 for more information. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Karen Ross-Smith, 616 West 53rd St, #116, Mpls, MN 55419.

Bell, Dawn (nee Breithling)
August 8, 1954 - July 10, 2011

Tolbert, Chester Ronald
April 15, 1955 - July 10, 2011

Bove, Clarence Bert
May 27, 1938 - July 5, 2011
Bove, Clarence "Cal" Bert 73 of MN, died July 5, 2011 in his Edina apartment. He was born May 27, 1938 in Richfield, MN, to Clarence and Marian (Morton) Bove. Survived by his brothers, Michael, Steven, and Matthew; children, Dawn, Michelle, Arian, Ben and Stephanie. A memorial service will be held at First Unitarian Society, 900 Mt. Curve Ave, Mpls., on July 28, 2011 from 5-7 PM

Cahuaza, Esther Inga
July 27, 1941 - June 26, 2011

Sisco, David Bitner
October 1, 1937 - June 25, 2011
Sisco, David Bitner 73, of Brooklyn Center passed on Saturday June 25th. Survived by loving wife of 42 years Marie; son, Joseph; brother-in-law, John Lund; niece, Lynnette Hoff; great niece, Jynnette (Dan) Neal; and great-great niece, Leannette Neal. Preceded in death by parents, Donald and Lillian Sisco; sister, Jeannette Lund; brother, Donald. Memorial Mass Friday 10 AM at Our Lady of Victory, 5155 Emerson Avenue North, Minneapolis. Visitation 1 hour prior to Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to North Memorial Residential Hospice or Catholic Eldercare Day Program.

Dunlavey, Arlene J. (nee Nelson)
April 4, 1922 - June 14, 2011
Dunlavey, Arlene "Bessie" Age 89, passed away June 14, 2011. Survived by her husband, Orville Dunlavey; son, John Dunlavey; daughter, Jody McDonough; son-in-law, Duane Dass; grandchildren, Jennifer (David) Spaeth, Jason McDonough, Joseph McDonough; brother, Alvin (Colleen) Nelson; sister-in-law, Ethel Dunlavey; nieces and nephews, countless friends. She enjoyed life. Service at a later date.

Larson, Grace F.
June 2, 1935 - June 14, 2011

Taylor, Ernest William
January 6, 1942 - June 13, 2011

Easterling, Evelyn Marie (nee Young)
January 23, 1947 - June 2, 2011

Buchanan, Radford
August 10, 1933 - May 26, 2011

Emerson, Morri Douglas
October 11, 1951 - May 18, 2011

King, Nathaniel
October 17, 1946 - May 13, 2011

Lott, Nicholas Denny
April 12, 1955 - May 2, 2011
Lott, Nicholas D. Age 52, of St. Paul, MN, died May 2, 2011. Survived by sisters, Margi Raines, Susan Traudt; brothers, James Lott, Richard Lott. Memorial Service, May 10th 2011, Living Word Church, 9201 75th Ave N., Brooklyn Park. Visitation 10 am. Service 11 am. CrescentTide.com 651-315-8214     

Davis, Steven Joseph
May 15, 1976 - April 23, 2011

Hill, David Charles
October 6, 1936 - April 21, 2011
David Hill aka (Doc) Doctor Rock n Roll, 74 years old, died April 21, 2011. Survived by son, David and daughters, Christine Davis and Joyce Perrie; 6 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren; brother, Richard and sisters, Goldean Winkler and Diane Gilbert. With special thanks to Danny and Jana Jass. Celebration of life will be held at The Eagles Club, 2507 E 25th st., Mpls. MN 55406, May 8th, 2-6PM.

Shepler, Mark
July 1, 1967 - April 15, 2011
Mark Shepler, 43, of Coon Rapids passed away on April 15th. Survived by parents Dallas and Jan Shepler, wife Cheryl (Lemke) and two young children. No services planned at this time.

 
 
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