Current Obituaries

Obituaries in the Star Tribune

Obituaries in the Pioneer Press

Murtley, Sherri Lee
March 21, 1964 - May 15, 2018
Age 54 of White Bear Lake.

Mayer, Mark Brian
May 30, 1949 - May 15, 2018
Age 68 of Minneapolis.

Bray, Duane Edmond
June 29, 1942 - May 15, 2018
Age 75 of Inver Grove Heights.

Ewing, Richard Melville
April 19, 1938 - May 15, 2018
Age 80 of New Hope.

Henrikson, John Hilmer
May 5, 1941 - May 15, 2018
Age 77 of Minneapolis.

Junge, Kathy Lynn
June 25, 1952 - May 15, 2018
Age 65 of Minneapolis.

Fritz, Lee Warren
April 4, 1944 - May 14, 2018
Age 74 of Ramsey.

DiLauro, Judith Kay (nee Peterson)
October 30, 1948 - May 13, 2018
Age 69 of Plymouth.

Olson, David Paul
October 6, 1962 - May 13, 2018
Age 55 of Roseville.

Olson, David Paul
October 6, 1962 - May 13, 2018
Age 55 of Roseville.

Medin, Jenelle Leslie
December 14, 1971 - May 13, 2018
Age 46 of Forest Lake.

Clements, Gary Lee
January 13, 1944 - May 12, 2018
Age 74 of Saint Paul.

Sweet, Halayne Irene
August 31, 1933 - May 12, 2018
Age 84 of Edina.

Thoreson, Joan LaVonne (nee Scharberg)
April 29, 1931 - May 12, 2018
Age 87 of Lilydale.

Anderson, Harold Arthur
June 16, 1946 - May 11, 2018
Age 71 of Long Prairie.

Bailey, Margaret L. (nee Kappel)
December 19, 1927 - May 11, 2018
Age 90 of Lakeville.

Larson, Valerie Joy (nee Gardin)
November 14, 1928 - May 11, 2018
Age 89 of Prior Lake.

Larson-Hughes, David
April 23, 1981 - May 11, 2018
Age 37 of Minneapolis.

Post-Oachs, Cheryl Jean (nee Post)
July 2, 1954 - May 11, 2018
Age 63 of Saint Paul.

Wallstedt, Daniel Carl
March 2, 1951 - May 11, 2018
Age 67 of Saint Paul.

Gerold, Andrew William
May 19, 1961 - May 10, 2018
Age 56 of Princeton.

Graham, Roger Stuart
March 16, 1932 - May 10, 2018
Age 86 of Deephaven.

Krejce, David Jacob
June 4, 1951 - May 10, 2018
Age 66 of Lakeville.

Ruchti, William Roger
July 11, 1938 - May 10, 2018
Age 79 of Loretto.

Erstad, Ronald Jay
January 18, 1949 - May 9, 2018
Age 69 of Bloomington.

Burke, David William
August 6, 1951 - May 9, 2018
Age 66 of Saint Louis Park.

Davidson, David William
June 15, 1954 - May 9, 2018
Age 63 of Prior Lake.

Grahn, Alan Douglas
February 9, 1943 - May 9, 2018
Age 75 of Minneapolis. Accidentally on May 9. Preceded in death by mother Caroline, father Archie, brother John, and niece Katie. Survived by wife Nancy, son Andy (Heather), daughter Adrienne (Kevin), grandsons Albie, Marcel and Joaquin, sister Barb, brother Dale (Robin), nieces Caroline, Annika and Emma, nephew Augie, and many, many close and wonderful friends. Skilled philosopher, climber, skier, runner, and biker, proud beer and coffee snob. Conquered El Capitan, skied many Birkies, climbed and hiked around the world and made friends wherever he went. He was smart, funny, loving, irreverent, and a consummate outdoorsman. Memorial gathering June 3 at Theodore Wirth Park Chalet 1-4 pm. Memorials to an outdoor or environmental charity preferred. (Published in the Star Tribune on May 13, 2018).

Mobry, Bernice Bernida (nee Diesman)
March 9, 1935 - May 9, 2018
Age 83 of Albert Lea.

Sazama, Jeffrey Michael
March 5, 1964 - May 9, 2018
Age 54 of Lakeville.

Wyman, Randy Charles
January 28, 1961 - May 9, 2018
Age 57 of Blaine.

Anderson, Marilyn Jean (nee O'Donnell)
May 3, 1938 - May 8, 2018
Age 80 of Saint Paul. Preceded in death by sister Kathy Lee and daughter-in-law Karen Anderson. Loving mother of Susan (Tim) Roubinek, Dawn Anderson, Linda (Joe) Spurgeon, Paul (Nicole) Anderson, Dennis Anderson; grandchildren, Lauren, Ryan, Kristy, Shawn, Abby, Alexis, Owen, Max, Ann, Tom, Jason, Aaron, Justin, Amber, August, and Luis; and sister, Cherie (Richard) Wittstock. Service Monday 5/14 at 4:00 PM at Central Baptist in St. Paul, 420 N. Roy St. (Published in the Pioneer Press on May 13, 2018).

Murdy, Donna Jane
February 12, 1925 - May 8, 2018
Age 67 of Richfield.

Olson, Marilyn Bernice (nee Peterson)
February 9, 1925 - May 8, 2018
Age 93 of Bloomington.

Rainey, Herbert Hoover, Jr.
November 2, 1949 - May 8, 2018
Age 68 of Brooklyn Park.

Shaw, Shannon David
June 11, 1968 - May 8, 2018
Age 49 of Saint Cloud.

Dunwell, Wesley Anderson
January 21, 1920 - May 7, 2018
Age 98 of New Brighton.

Gibbs, Arlen Dale
June 11, 1935 - May 7, 2018
Age 82 of Champlin. Loving Husband, Dad, Grandpa, Brother, Uncle and Friend. Preceded in death by father, Lee Gibbs: mother, Freda (nee Lester) (John) Thyen: and brother, Larry (Patricia) Gibbs. Survived by his wife of 41 years, Marti (nee Hock); daughters, Denice (Matthew Putnam) Gibbs-Welton and Brandy Shepherd; grandchildren, Charlotte and Eric Gibbs-Welton, Jordan Gibbs-Putnam, and David Shepherd; siblings, Sandra (Ken) Shriver, John (Sandy) Thyen and Margaret (Steven) Pogsted; siblings-in-law, Buddy Hock, Dennis Hock, Tom Schlotman and Steve Stoehr; and many nieces, nephews, family and friends. Honorably discharged twice from the United States Army and a lifetime American Legion member. Retired from Kroger Co in Cincinnati, OH in 1992. Relocated to Minnesota and started a new career with the city of Champlin. Service will be held at 10am with visitation at 9am at the Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel, #1 Tower Ave. Mpls, MN 55450. Interment will follow (short car ride from chapel) at 11:15am at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, 7601 34th Ave South, Minneapolis MN 55450.

Gonser, Stanley Mark, Sr.
May 5, 1951 - May 7, 2018
Age 67 of Columbia Heights.

Jenson, Roger William
January 5, 1933 - May 7, 2018
Age 85 of Minneapolis.

Teetzel, Thomas Richard
March 13, 1958 - May 7, 2018
Age 60 of Spring Park. Beloved son, brother and uncle. Born March 13, 1958, was unexpectedly taken from us on May 7, 2018. Tom "Titz" Teetzel was a love spreader, our cabin fire marshal, and onion gronion la la lover. An avid fisherman and a lover of everything outdoors. An iron worker with the local 512. Proceeded in death by his brother Toby Teetzel and beloved dog Ranger. Survived by his loving mother Vera Teetzel, sister Cindy Pratley (Art), sister Linda Steckler (Kelly), sister Deb Edstrom, nephew Chris Pratley (Lynne), nieces Leslie Pratley, SabrinaTaylor, and Tina Teetzel, great nieces and nephews: Dejah and Rayna Teetzel, Hunter and Wyatt Pratley, Mischa Campos-Taylor, Tsalym & Tsyreus Merritt. He is loved and missed by many. Continue to spread the love. No services per Tom's wishes. (Published in the Star Tribune on May 13, 2018).

Kuehl, John Roberts
March 30, 1937 - May 7, 2018
Age 81 of Burnsville.

Trebesch, Clarice Elaine (nee Berndt)
September 9, 1933 - May 7, 2018
Age 84 of Maple Grove, passed away peacefully on May 7, 2018. She was born to Clara and Herbert Berndt on Sept. 9, 1933, in Canby, MN. Clarice was baptized following birth and later confirmed in the Lutheran faith. She spent her entire life in Minnesota, graduating from elementary school in Darfur and high school in Comfrey. In 1956, Clarice married Marvin Trebesch, and moved to rural Sleepy Eye, where she remained until 1981 when she moved to Minneapolis. Clarice demonstrated her love for the Lord throughout her life.  She spent tireless hours devoting service to her church community, Wise Penny thrift store, and the Lutheran Women's Missionary Society.  Clarice raised her 2 children as a single mother, providing a firm foundation in the Christian faith. Preceding her in death were her parents; Marvin (husband); Evelyn O'Hearn, Eldora Mead, Charlet Meenen, and Kathleen Stark (sisters); and Michael Lanoha (son-in-law).Clarice is survived by her two children Guy (Cathleen) Trebesch, Plymouth, MN, and Glenda Lanoha (Tim Rosenthal), Omaha, NE; as well as her six grandchildren: Wesley, Samuel, Lindsay (Chad), Brittany (Nate), Holly (Chad), and Abby (Matt); and five great-grandchildren. Surviving siblings are LeRoy Berndt, New Hope, MN, and GlenRoy (Connie) Berndt, St. James, Minn. Visitation services will be held Wednesday, May 9 from 4-8 p.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in New Hope, MN.  Funeral services will be at 11am on Thursday, May 10th at Holy Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church with visitation one hour prior.  A memorial service will be at 11am on May 11th at St. Johns Ev. Lutheran Church in Sleepy Eye, MN with visitation one hour prior followed by burial at Home Cemetery.  Memorials are preferred to Holy Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church, New Hope, MN. (Published in the Star Tribune on May 9, 2018)

Christianson, Marsha Jane (nee Shipp)
August 27, 1947 - May 6, 2018
Age 70 of Elk River.

Gibbs, Corrine Louise
December 3, 1948 - May 6, 2018
Age 69 of Bloomington.

Shimoda, Alan Craig
December 21, 1946 - May 6, 2018
Age 71 of Minneapolis.

Nelson, Ray Arnold
September 22, 1940 - May 6, 2018
Age 77 of Bloomington.

Thompson, Douglas John
August 30, 1950 - May 6, 2018
Age 67 of Saint Paul. Survived by wife, Mimi; sons, Daniel, Michael (Sara); daughter, Jennifer; granddaughters, Paige and Kate. Preceded in death by parents Lloyd Thompson, Marge Youngman (Tex), and brother Steven Thompson. Memorial Service will be held Saturday, May 12th at 3:00 PM at Central Baptist Church, 420 N. Roy St., St. Paul. Any memorials received will go towards dementia research or given to Central Baptist Church Foundation. (Published in the Pioneer Press on May 8, 2018).

Timinskas, Sonya
November 17, 1952 - May 6, 2018
Age 65 of Lakeville.

Coleman, Cynthia
June 20, 1952 - May 5, 2018
Age 65 of Minneapolis. Preceded in death by her parents, John Ballinger and Myra (Hurd) Coleman. Cynthia was a graduate of the University of Minnesota where she majored in Chinese. We are told she spoke it flawlessly. She was an avid hiker and adventurous traveler and made friends everywhere she went, with her infectious laugh and mischievous wink. Cynthia caught the travel bug early, living in Taiwan, Australia, and states across the US. She leaves behind her brother Jonathan, sister Janet, step-daughter Erica, and step-son John, who extend their gratitude to her dear friends Avis, Peggy, Mary, Molly and Ed, her friends at The Waters on 50th, in Edina, and all of you unable to be there in person, for the love and support you gave her throughout her life. We are all grateful to the donor who enabled Cynthia's lung transplant in 2013, providing her more time to make us laugh with her quick wit and keen sense of observation. A small family service will be held on her birthday in June, before being interred alongside her parents at Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis. (Published in the Star Tribune on May 13, 2018).

Evans, Robert Rufus
December 14, 1934 - May 5, 2018
Age 83 of Minneapolis.

Herlofsky, Joan Theresa
September 2, 1960 - May 5, 2018
Age 57 of Saint Paul.

Hoenie, Wanda Jean (nee Deaton)
September 24, 1925 - May 4, 2018
Age 92 of Andover.

Johnson, Fay Ruby (nee Robinson)
July 29, 1919 - May 4, 2018
Age 98 of Saint Paul, passed away peacefully with her family at her side. Preceded in death by husbands, Fran Hueser and Dale Johnson, and beloved cousin and best friend, Joan Smasal. Survived by son, Tom Hueser; daughter, Barbara (Bill) Fairbanks; beloved grandchildren, Bill (Amaya) Fairbanks and Joy Fairbanks; and cherished great-grandchildren, Aidan, Maite, Neva, Mika and Gabriel. Fay was a realtor and in retirement she loved to exercise. She ran on the treadmill a mile a day until she was 93. She also loved to line dance and went on many cruises. Fay will be greatly missed, but we are fortunate to have had her for 98 years. Fay spent the last year of her life at St. Anthony Park Home. While living there they took extraordinary care of her. The family would like to give a heartfelt thank you to everyone involved in her care. At Fay's request there will be no services. (Published in the Pioneer Press on May 13, 2018).

Moen, Anita Irene (nee Petersen)
May 4, 1928 - May 4, 2018
Age 90 of Saint Paul.

Luehring, Audrey Emma (nee Thoemke)
August 18, 1942 - May 4, 2018
Age 75 of North Saint Paul.

Bennett, Diane Marie (nee Robinson)
July 20, 1938 - May 3, 2018
Age 79 of Minneapolis. Preceeded in death by daughter, Robin L. Williams; son, Richard D. Bennett Jr. Survived by son, David H. Bennett (Jacqueline); daughter, Ann M. Richards (Jake); 7 grandchildren; many other relatives and friends. Celebration of Life will be held at 3:00pm Saturday, May 19th at St. Francis Church, 3201 Pleasant Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55408. (Published in the Star Tribune on May 13, 2018).

Gillund, Sophie Mae
April 3, 2018 - May 3, 2018
Age 1 month of Circle Pines.

Schluter, Donald Alan
June 17, 1957 - May 3, 2018
Age 60 of Bloomington. Survived by daughters Tanya, Heather, and Charlotte; mother Shirley; brothers Robert, Nathan (Thursday) and Kendall; sister Karen (Mike) Buck; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. Preceded in death by father Charles; sister Nora; brother Ralph; and nephew Dominic. Celebration of life will be held Saturday, May 12th at The Moose, 356 Monroe St. N.E., Mpls. from 5-8 PM. (Published in the Star Tribune on May 11, 2018).

Thompson, Anita Amelia (nee Hutter)
December 1, 1940 - May 3, 2018
Age 77 of Saint Paul.

Wyandt, Gerald Steven
April 25, 1950 - May 3, 2018
Age 68 of Blaine, passed away peacefully after a long battle with an illness. Survived by wife, Laurie; children, Shawn (Nichol), Shane (Kristine); grandchildren, Timothy, Brock, Kylie Rose; siblings, Sue (Butch) Haren, Michael, Randy, Russ (Betheny), Wendy (Randy), Holly (Dana); many other relatives and friends. Celebration of Life 11am Saturday, May 19, at Grace Lutheran Church, 13655 Round Lake Blvd NW, Andover. Visitation 1 hour prior at 10am. Private inurnment at Hillside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred. Jerry was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and a friend to all. Jerry will be dearly missed. (Published in the Star Tribune on May 13, 2018).

Baisch, Catherine Louise (nee Frederick)
July 25, 1926 - May 2, 2018
Age 91 of Saint Paul. Private services and interment. (Published in the Pioneer Press on May 6, 2018).

Fisher, Floyd Field "Eddie"
December 13, 1941 - May 1, 2018
Age 76 of Rosemount.

Morse, Emma Augusta (nee Bluhm)
March 13, 1927 - May 1, 2018
Age 91 of Minneapolis.

Cobb, Elizabeth Rogers (nee Rogers)
August 8, 1918 - April 30, 2018
Age 99 of White Bear Lake.

Fashner, Mary Elaine
May 3, 1948 - April 29, 2018
Age 69 of Saint Paul. Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family and friends on April 29, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer. Mary was three days shy of her 70th birthday. Survived by children, Holly (Wayne) Goldschmitz & Noel (Michelle) Saabye; grandchildren, Anna, Kahele & Kainoa; siblings, Heather (Jim) Engen, Craig (Leslie) Fashner, Candy (Charlie) Johnson, Brian (Lisa) Fashner, & Ginger (Rick) Lublin; and other relatives and many friends. Mary's faith was the center of her life. She loved to travel and was a career nurse at Regions & United Hospitals. Funeral service will be Saturday, May 5, 2018, 3 PM at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 104 Snelling Ave S, St Paul. Visitation will be Friday, May 4, 2018, from 4-8 PM and also Saturday, one hour prior, all at the church. Memorials preferred. (Published in the Pioneer Press on May 3, 2018).

Marshall, Tommy Lee
April 22, 1959 - April 29, 2018
Age 59 of Saint Paul Park.

Schwegler, Cynthia Ann (nee Rothstein)
May 22, 1948 - April 29, 2018
Age 69 of Minnetonka. Memorial service at Harbor Church, 11125 Point Douglas Dr. S, Hastings, MN 55033 (651-493-7974), on Monday, May 7 at 5:00 P.M., with visitation 1 hour prior.

Abe, Sofia (nee Ramirez)
September 18, 1940 - April 28, 2018
Age 77 of Minneapolis.

Dy, Luz Ronquillo (nee Ronquillo)
October 26, 1941 - April 28, 2018
Age 76 of Blaine.

Fisher, Patrecia Ann (nee McCostlin)
August 14, 1948 - April 28, 2018
Age 69 of Ham Lake.

Regan, Helga (nee Einarson)
August 18, 1932 - April 28, 2018
Age 85 of Eden Prairie.

Young, Ricky Recarter
June 11, 1962 - April 28, 2018
Age 55 of Saint Louis Park.

Cermak, William James, Jr
January 23, 1944 - April 27, 2018
Age 74 of Minneapolis, passed away after an unwavering battle with cancer. Preceded in death by parents William and Helen, sister Joan, brother John. Survived by siblings Susan Trautman, Peter (Mary) Cermak, Jane (Nick) Kinn, Mary Speas, Liz (Greg) Blair, Mark (Barb) Cermak and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Bill was a naturally gifted, passionate pianist who performed for local ballet dance schools profoundly touching countless lives through his music. Bill was also interested in politics, thrived on intellectual conversations and enjoyed family gatherings. Special thanks to Dr. Puneet Cheema St. John's Healtheast Oncology, U of M Oncology and the extraordinary caregivers at Our Lady Of Peace Hospice. Memorials preferred to O.L.P. Hospice in St. Paul, services pending. (Published in the Star Tribune on May 6, 2018)

Hill, David Francis Albert
January 25, 1946 - April 27, 2018
Age 72 of Hopkins.

Russo, Michael Joseph
August 27, 1953 - April 27, 2018
Age 64 of Maplewood. Survived by his son Jason Gamst of Colorado and daughter Jessica (Chad) Hewitt of Hudson, WI. A private service will be held. (Published in the Pioneer Press on April 29, 2018).

Griffin, Dorothy Mae (nee Hooker)
February 17, 1945 - April 26, 2018
Age 73 of Minneapolis.

Hall, Debra Jane (nee Haukland)
October 20, 1956 - April 26, 2018
Age 61 of White Bear Lake, passed away April 26, 2018 after a short but courageous battle with cancer. Survived by parents Art and Jane Haukland; children Mike, Marcus, Doug, Brianna, Stephanie; sisters Sue (Dave), Judy (Russ); brother Ed (Wendy); best friend Debbie B.; many nieces and nephews. She will be deeply missed. Mass Tuesday, May 8th at 11am; visitation 10am at St. Johns of Little Canada, 380 Little Canada Road 55117.(Published in the Pioneer Press on May 6, 2018)

Twiehoff, Robert James
August 24, 1956 - April 26, 2018
Age 61 of White Bear Lake. Bob will be remembered as a loving husband and friend, a social person who loved spending time with others. He could be found bowling, listening to the Beatles, watching the Packers, eating pizza or cheeseburgers and drinking a beer. Bob helped others pause to look at "the green, green, grass." His memorial service will be held on May 6th, 2018 at 12pm at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 2561 N Victoria, Roseville, MN 55113 with a light lunch to follow.

Winston, Ronald
July 31, 1942 - April 26, 2018
Age 75 of Plymouth.

DeLaine, Darlene "Dar" June (nee Kaczor)
June 17, 1937 - April 25, 2018
Age 80 of Eagan, MN, passed away peacefully on April 25, 2018, at Woodbury Estates from Alzheimer's Disease. A celebration of her life will be held at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 18360 Minnetonka Blvd, Deephaven, MN, 55391, on May 19th at 2:00pm. In remembrance of Dar, please wear a bit of red. (Published in the Star Tribune on May 6, 2018)

Haider, Barbara Joan (nee Adams)
June 17, 1956 - April 25, 2018
Age 61 of North Saint Paul. Barb passed away peacefully in her home on April 25th, 2018 after years of struggling with lung disease. Survived by husband of 39 years, Mark Haider; daughters Jenni (Jason) Museus and Crissy Haider; 3 grandsons Draven, Camerick, and Gheritt Museus; sisters Pat (Jim) Omodt and Peggy Peterson; niece and nephews Lynn (Dan) Schintz, Mike (Liz) Omodt, and John Peterson; and numerous extended family members. Celebration of Life will be held at NALC Postal Union Hall 1715 Van Dyke Street, Maplewood, MN 55109 on Friday, May 4th 2018 from 6:00pm-8:30pm. In lieu of flowers, Barb requested donations be made in her name to Feline Rescue. (Published in the Pioneer Press on April 29, 2018).

Harley, Patricia Mahoney (nee Mahoney)
October 2, 1956 - April 25, 2018
Age 61 of Scandia.

Jarvis, Gary Walter
September 30, 1946 - April 25, 2018
Age 71 of Saint Paul. Born on September 30, 1946 in St. Paul, MN, to the late Elizabeth and Harold, passed away at age 71 on April 25, 2018 in St. Paul, MN. Gary was married to Linda. He is survived by his sons, Greg (Alice) and Mark (Rachael); brothers, Harold and Gordy; grandchildren, Corey (Sarah) Derreck, Jerimiah, and Gary; great-grandchildren, Alexys and Skyler. Friends and family can pay their respects at the Graveside Service Tuesday May 1, at 10:30 AM at Union Cemetery, 2505 Minnehaha Ave E., St. Paul, MN, 55119. (Published in the Pioneer Press on April 30, 2018).

Koch, James Robert
May 21, 1932 - April 25, 2018
Age 85 of Mounds View. Preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Lena Koch; by sisters Alvina Koch and Florence Kampf; brothers-in law Walter Kampf and Robert Christianson. Survived by wife of 65 years, Joanne; sons, Scott (Carolyn), Randal (Linda), and Gregory (Jill); 7 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; sister, Dorothy Paquay; 2 nieces and 4 nephews. Memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, May 3rd with visitation one-hour prior at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1900 7th St. NW, New Brighton, MN 55112. Family and friends are welcome to attend a BBQ out at the farm from 4-9 PM, 2743 90th St SE, Delano, for a celebration of a loving husband, father, grandpa and friend. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the National Kidney Foundation, Pheasants Forever or Ducks Unlimited. (Published in the Star Tribune on April 30, 2018).

Steffes, Linda Marie
October 13, 1953 - April 25, 2018
Age 64 of Mitchell, South Dakota.

Baanrud, Ronald Duane
December 26, 1934 - April 24, 2018
Age 83 of Inver Grove Heights. Beloved uncle of so many. Funeral Service Sat., May 5, 2PM, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 116 MN-92, Clearbrook, MN 56634. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Good Shepherd Church preferred. (Published in the Star Tribune on May 2, 2018)

Denning, Mary Jane (nee Dealy)
March 29, 1939 - April 24, 2018
Age 79 of River Falls, Wisconsin.

Gonczy, Alexander Charles
October 9, 1927 - April 24, 2018
Age 90 of New Hope. Preceded in death by his wife Audrey Ione and eldest son Barry. Survived by his children Debbie (Ralph) Bertelsen, Dennis (Kathy) Gonczy and Randy (JoEllen) Gonczy, daughter-in-law Carole Jennings, 9 grandchildren and many great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other family. Alex proudly served his country in the Merchant Marines from 1944 1947 during WWII. A husband, brother, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and friend; his spirit will live on in the hearts of those who knew him. A small memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 5th, 2018 from 1:00 PM 4:00 PM in the Chapel at North Ridge Health and Rehab, 5430 Boone Ave. N., New Hope, MN. (Published in the Star Tribune on April 28, 2018).

Matney, Helen Skipper (nee Skipper)
December 12, 1944 - April 24, 2018
Age 73 of Conway, South Carolina.

Andrade Quintero, Bernardo
September 15, 1926 - April 23, 2018
Age 91 of Woodbury.

Bateman, Kenneth Carl
December 7, 1931 - April 23, 2018
Age 86 of Fridley.

Hungerford, Steven Dale
February 5, 1955 - April 23, 2018
Age 63 of Blaine.

Wilmes, William Lloyd
March 18, 1934 - April 23, 2018
Age 84 of Bayport. Passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday, April 23, 2018. Bill is preceded in death by Faye, his loving wife of 62 years. Parents, Peter and Lena Wilmes; brothers Richard and Donald; sister Eileen Brinkman. Bill is survived by his 3 lovely daughters, Jill (Noel) Johnson, Melinda (Chris) Sturm, Missy (Matt) Thorne; grandchildren Aaron (Emily), Nathan (Annie), Rebecca (Ben), Leslie (Jeremy), Brian (Laura), Andrew (Kayla), Britta (Jordan), Sophia; 10 great grandchildren. Bill lived a full life filled with love, family and friendships. A private celebration of life will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Lakeview Hospice. (Published in the Pioneer Press on Apr. 29, 2018)

Miller, Bertha Elizabeth (nee Bruss)
December 28, 1925 - April 23, 2018
Age 92 of New Hope.

Rush, Kevin Jerome
November 1, 1975 - April 23, 2018
Age 42 of Golden Valley.

Helton, Joyce Ardis (nee Ecklund)
December 6, 1933 - April 22, 2018
Age 84 of West Saint Paul.

Koppen, Brian Eric
June 30, 1962 - April 22, 2018
Age 55 of Maplewood, passed away after his battle with cancer on April 22, 2018. Survived by his wife, Amy; children, Erin and Sherry; parents, Donald and Helen; siblings, Mark (Alesa), Chris (Carrie) and Keith (Sue); and many other loving family. Memorial Service will be held Fri. April 27 with visitation from 5-6:30PM and worship at 6:30PM at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 2499 Helen St N, North St Paul. Memorials preferred to family. (Published in the Pioneer Press on April 25, 2018).

Okatah, Anthony Ifeanyi
February 23, 1976 - April 22, 2018
Age 42 of Minneapolis.

Pietsch, Lu Ann (nee Sheekanoff)
July 12, 1950 - April 22, 2018
Age 67 of Minneapolis.

Beltran Garcia, Aurea
March 10, 1947 - April 21, 2018
Age 71 of Bloomington.

Engle, Marjorie Lillian (nee Nelson)
April 16, 1921 - April 21, 2018
Age 97 of Maplewood.

Gatter, Raymond
October 15, 1940 - April 21, 2018
Age 77 of Saint Paul. Preceded in death by parents, Julie Mae Taylor and El Gater; sisters, Ora Gater-Jones, Mary Walls; brothers, Jimmie Gater, Arnold Forest, Otha Lewis. Survived by wife of 38 years, Roberta (Robin) Collette; brother, R.C. Taylor; children, Bobbie Jean Gater, Ora Mae Gater, Bennie Gater, Jerry Gater, Crystal Gatter, Jennifer Gatter, Sarah Gatter, James Gatter; and many nieces, nephews and grandchildren. Funeral Service Saturday, 4/28, at Christ Lutheran Church, 105 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, MN 55103. Visitation 9:30 AM. Service 10:30 AM. Interment Acacia Park Cemetery, 2151 Pilot Knob Road, Mendota Heights, MN 55120. (Published in the Star Tribune on April 29, 2018).

Hagel, Myron George
September 14, 1931 - April 21, 2018
Age 86 of Zimmerman.

MacDonald, Donna Mullins (nee Mullins)
March 16, 1924 - April 21, 2018
Age 94 of Saint Paul.

Wilson, Timothy
March 10, 1951 - April 21, 2018
Age 67 of Blaine.

Graham, Daniel Edward
October 31, 1967 - April 20, 2018
Age 50 of Minneapolis.

Stevens, Susan Ann (nee Loring)
September 8, 1950 - April 20, 2018
Age 67 of Savage.

Carter, Raven Qeauna (Butts)
July 20, 1978 - April 19, 2018
Age 39 of Saint Paul.

Dabner, Momey Brennen
July 11, 1971 - April 19, 2018
Age 46 of Minneapolis.

Fairbanks, Edward Alan
February 14, 1935 - April 19, 2018
Age 83 of Shafer.

Finley, Mark Stephen
October 17, 1949 - April 19, 2018
Age 68 of Saint Paul.  Survived by brother, George. Played baseball with the illustrious St. Luke's 1962 City Champs, and later with Cretin H.S. and Mankato State College. Got his love for the game from his father, William, his love for animals from his mother, Beatrice, and his love for music from the cosmos. Died peacefully, lovingly surrounded by family. Memorial will be at Shamrocks on W. 7th and Randolph, Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 12:00 noon. Friends and family are welcome to dine and celebrate his journey on to his Next Adventure. (Published in the Pioneer Press on May 13, 2018).

Guerra, Maria Pineda (nee Pineda)
April 14, 1950 - April 19, 2018
Age 68 of Saint Paul.

Terry, Kathleen Rose
August 30, 1934 - April 19, 2018
Age 83 of Minneapolis.

Weston, Foster Xavier
April 7, 1944 - April 19, 2018
Age 74 of Brooklyn Park.

Carlin, Paul Leo
September 16, 1954 - April 18, 2018
Age 80 of Brooklyn Center.

Bailey, Peggy Marlene (nee Cannon)
October 4, 1937 - April 17, 2018
Age 63 of Saint Paul.

Rychlicki, Charles Andrew, Jr
September 23, 1962 - April 17, 2018
Age 55 of Saint Paul. Preceded in death by parents. Survived by children, Chuckie III (Selena), Kyle (Erica), Kandi (Derrick) Kimberly, 9 grandchildren, siblings, Roseann, Trisha, Mary, Cathy, Diane, Steve & Todd Demars. Service, Thursday 10-12 noon at Recovery Church, 253 State St., St. Paul, MN 55107. Memorials preferred. (Published in the Pioneer Press from April 25 to April 26, 2018).

Farnsworth, Gerald Lee
January 25, 1935 - April 16, 2018
Age 83 of Spring Lake Park. Preceded in death by parents. Survived by significant other, Kathy Nelson; sisters, Sandy (Don) and Marilyn (Mac); brother, Richard (Dottie); and many family members and friends. Services graveside at Fort Snelling, date and time TBD. Jerry had a great passion for music and met so many wonderful people through music. (Published in the Star Tribune on April 22, 2018).

Gustafson, Earl Bernard
September 27, 1927 - April 16, 2018
Age 90, died peacefully in Minneapolis, MN on April 16, 2018 after his long and courageous battle with dementia. He was born to Albin and Mabel Gustafson in Duluth, MN on September 27, 1927. Earl graduated from Duluth Central High School in 1945, where he was elected Captain of both the basketball and football teams in his Senior Year. He received a B.S. Degree in Business and Economics from Gustavus Adolphus College and a Law Degree from the University of Minnesota Law School. Earl served in the U.S. Navy during WW II and spent 23 years in private law practice in Duluth. In 1952, Earl married the love of his life, Donna Marie Larsen, and their marriage of 66 years produced 8 children. Earl was elected to 3 terms in the Minnesota House of Representatives and 1 term in the Minnesota Senate from 1963-1973. He was appointed to the Minnesota Tax Court in 1977 and he served as Chief Judge until his retirement in 1995. Earl is survived by his wife Donna; his daughters Kim (Nancy), Mary (Amr), Sarah, and Katie (Marcus). His sons Ben (Terry), Joseph, Brad (Dena), and Peter. Earl and Donna have 13 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Earl will always be remembered as a kind, generous, intelligent, soft-spoken, and witty gentleman. A Memorial Service will be held on May 10, 2018 at Unity Church, 733 Portland Ave., St. Paul, MN 55104.

Mikulay, Patrice Ann (nee Kane)
September 13, 1959 - April 16, 2018
Age 58 of Saint Paul.

Thompson, Douglas Arthur
November 25, 1942 - April 16, 2018
Age 75 of Wanamingo. Formerly of West St. Paul Passed away unexpectedly April 16, 2018. Douglas retired from NWB/USW/ QWEST after 33 years. Survived by wife of 55 years, Karen; daughter, Shelly (Mike) Thone; sons Michael (Julie) and Chris (Debbie) Thompson; granddaughters Samara and Jorja Thompson; Melissa and Camille Thone; mother Eileen Lick, two brothers; and many other relatives and friends. Visitation Tuesday, April 24th, 9:30AM at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in W. St. Paul followed by Mass at 11AM. Celebration of life following Mass at Gallagher's Bar. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Disabled Veteranspreferred. (Published in the Pioneer Press on April 22, 2018).

Vink, Elizabeth Anne
August 19, 1952 - April 16, 2018
Age 65 of Minneapolis. Preceded in death by parents, Jim and Yvonne; and brother, Greg. Survived by sisters, Sue Miles, Mary Jo (Stan) Little; nieces, Dawn, Lana; nephews, Josh, Matt, and Noel. A private celebration of Betty's life is planned for May in Silver Bay, MN. (Published in the Star Tribune on April 22, 2018).

Hahn, Kathleen Osborne (nee Osborne)
December 30, 1940 - April 15, 2018
Age 77 of Roseville, formerly of Naperville, Illinois, went to be with her Lord and Savior on April 15, 2018. Her husband and children were at her side. Kathi was proud to be a female pioneer in computer sciences; she taught mathematics at Derham High School in the mid-1960s before beginning her 35 year career as a Systems Analyst primarily with Norwest Bank and US Bank. Kathi was known for her wry sense of humor. She loved the opera, mystery novels, computers, kitties, travel and family. Preceded in death by infant twins, J.W. and J.T. Hahn. Survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Jerold Hahn; children, Jillian (Barry) Ierien, Jeffrey (Leah) Hahn and Jenne (Tory Kielbasa) Hahn; grandchildren, Rory, Natalie & Margaret Ierien and James, Katie, Lydia & Matthew Hahn; and three cherished sisters, Carol Clotfelter, Lorraine Osborne and Frances Adamcik. A private family interment took place at Prairie Oaks Memorial Eco Garden in Inver Grove Heights. The family suggests memorials be sent to Feline Rescue (felinerescue.org) or Central Baptist Church. Memorial service will be held in June at the Central Baptist Church in Saint Paul. (Published in the Star Tribune on April 22, 2018).

Tabakovic, Muhamed
October 21, 1971 - April 15, 2018
Age 46 of Minneapolis.

Thomley, Brian David
April 29, 1967 - April 15, 2018
Age 50 of Apple Valley. Survived by his mother, Beverly Thomley; son, Chad; siblings, Brad (Karen), Randy Osen (Nancy), Sandy Osen, Daniel Osen, Brenda Osen, and many nieces and nephews. Services to be held Friday, April 20 at 3pm, visitation 1 hour before, Fairmount Ave. UMC, 1523 Fairmount Ave. St. Paul 55105. (Published in the Pioneer Press on April 19, 2018).

Wilburn, Michael
December 26, 1951 - April 15, 2018
Age 66 of Champlin.

Barck, Dorothy June (nee Bushinski)
June 1, 1926 - April 14, 2018
Age 91 of Edina. peacefully passed in her Edina MN home on Saturday, April 14, 2018. She leaves her daughter and son-in-law Diana and Frank DiCristina, son David Barck, grandson Spencer Barck, extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Donald Barck, daughter-in-law Jean Barck, parents Ella and Stanley Bushinski, brother Clarence Bushinski, and her pets. Memorial service will be 11am on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at The Roselawn Historical Chapel, 803 West Larpenteur Avenue, Roseville MN 55113; visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment Roselawn Cemetery. With kindheartedness, memorial donations may be made to The Animal Humane Society in honor of Dorothy Barck. (Published in the Star Tribune on April 29, 2018).

Hovde, Peter James
November 3, 1942 - April 14, 2018
Age 75 of Zimmerman.

Kelsey, Colleen Pepper (nee Pepper)
May 26, 1952 - April 14, 2018
Age 65 of White Bear Lake. Born in Edina to Don and Rita. Survived by husband of 40 years, Jon Kelsey, children Erin Pesha (Sean), Meghan Kelsey, Chris Kelsey (Jeannie) and her true pride and joys- her six grandchildren - Ava, William, Quinton, Isaac, Keira and Addison. Colleen graciously and courageously lived with Alzheimer's Disease the last seven years of her life. Visitation will be held from 9:30am-10:30am on Friday, April 20th at St. Jude of The Lake Church in Mahtomedi, with funeral Mass immediately following. In Lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to The Walk to End Alzheimer's in memory of Colleen. Donations can be sent to: The Alzheimer's Association, Re: Grammy's Gang 600 25th Ave S. Suite 201 St. Cloud, MN. 56301. (Published in the Pioneer Press on April 17, 2018).

Mackey, Gretchen (nee Schwartz)
October 15, 1962 - April 14, 2018
Age 55 of Columbia Heights, passed away from stroke complications. True friend, Generous heart, Infectious laughter, Lover of animals. You will be missed. Private services. (Published in the Pioneer Press on April 22, 2018).

Simondet, Timothy Kyle
October 5, 1985 - April 14, 2018
Age 32 of Richfield, departed April 14, 2018 surrounded by his family and close friends. Dr. Simondet was a clinical psychologist and part owner of the Psychotherapy & Assessment Centers and practiced from the Tangletown location. His profession was well suited for this gentle and caring man who brought loving guidance to everyone in his life. Timm had a passion for traveling, sports, real estate and movies. He is survived by his best friend and wife Mara, parents Kevin & Karen, brothers Nate and Philip, sister Jaclyn, grandfather Jerome; mother-in-law Robyn Reis, sister-in-law Abby Meyer, brother-in-law Joe & Garret Meyer and numerous close friends, aunts, uncles and cousins. There are no plans for an immediate funeral but there will be a celebration of Timm's life and love to be announced later. (Published in the Star Tribune on April 22, 2018).

Wolbersen, Irene Ella (nee Senske)
December 20, 1940 - April 14, 2018
Age 77 of Shoreview.

Burroughs, Barbara Mae (nee Bolte)
September 23, 1948 - April 13, 2018
Age 69 of Davenport, Iowa.

Christianson, Mary Frances
December 29, 1962 - April 13, 2018
Age 55 of Saint Paul.

Keller, Susan Joann (nee Manos)
November 12, 1934 - April 13, 2018
Age 83 of Oakdale.

Maxson, Esme Beatrice (nee Gumbs)
January 23, 1927 - April 13, 2018
Age 91 of River Falls, Wisconsin.

Mueller, Arthur August
May 22, 1947 - April 13, 2018
Age 70 of Stillwater. Preceded in death by parents, Willmar Otto and Hazel Irene (Thompson) Mueller; sisters, Caroline Mueller and Karen Peterson. Survived by children, Greg (Kari) and Julie (Jim) Jara; seven granchildren; siblings, Rodger (Darlene), Jim (Pat), Tom (Joanne), Kathy Mielke, David, Keith (Bobbie), Lorie (Al) Gosen; and many other loving family. Celebration of Life will be held April 29 from 12:30-4PM at 3rd St. Post, 103 3rd St. S., Stillwater, MN. Memorials preferred to family. (Published in the Pioneer Press on April 22, 2018).

Penticoff, Joan Constance (nee Block)
July 3, 1939 - April 13, 2018
Age 78 of Isle.

Streed, Douglas Vogel
March 29, 1930 - April 13, 2018
Age 88 of Plymouth. Doug was born in Luck, Wisconsin to Cecelia and Victor Streed. He was married to Dorothy Anne Johnson, and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in dentistry. Later in his career, and in addition to running his practice; Douglas returned to the U as a clinical instructor. After graduation from dental school, Doug entered the United States Army and was stationed in Germany where he attained the rank of Captain. He then started a dental practice in Lindstrom MN, where he practiced for over 35 years. Doug and Dorothy had three children, who remember him as a loving, supportive father, and, a kind and gentle man. Dorothy passed just as retirement started. Doug reinvented his life with new projects and passions. He instructed skiing at Steamboat, CO into his eighties, and amazed his children with his many solo building projects and volunteer work. He loved to golf with his buddies, and, especially loved working on home and yard projects while looking at "his" lake. After 15 years on his own, Doug was fortunate to find love and companionship with Judy Lifgren and her family. Doug was preceded in death by his parents, his five older sisters, and his wife Dorothy. He is survived by his children Catherine Simpkins (William), Susan McNaughton (Jay), Scott Streed (Beth), grandchildren Scott and Kelsey Simpkins, Laurel and Arie Streed, and Sam and Julia McNaughton, along with many nieces and nephews, and his special partner Judy Lifgren. A celebration of Doug's life will be held at 3PM, Sunday May 20th, Zion Lutheran Church, Chisago City, MN. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children are preferred. The family would like to thank the staff at Gracewood Senior Living and Olive Grove Hospice for their love and care in Doug's final days. (Published in the Star Tribune on April 18, 2018).

Berquist, Russell Warren, Jr.
July 20, 1947 - April 12, 2018
Age 70 of Roseville.

Bessette, Alvina Agnes (nee Hopkins)
October 31, 1918 - April 12, 2018
Age 99 of Saint Paul. Proceded in death by her husband Ralph & her sisters Ruth Sieberts, Ann Dresel and Clara Peloquin. Survived by her daughter Suzanne Bessette; grandchildren Aura & James Danby; four great grandchildren; her sisters Loretta Krantz, Betty Taurman, Audrey Pohl, Maxine Michaud; & nieces & nephews. A Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Family Chapel, 330 Exchange St. South, St. Paul April 16th at 10:30. Visitation one hour prior. Burial Calvary Cemetery, Forest Lake, MN. (Published in the Pioneer Press on April 15, 2018).

Booth, Robert Allan
March 15, 1941 - April 12, 2018
Age 77 of Lakeville, born in Mpls MN. Passed away at home in Lakeville MN. He was dearly loved. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. Bob was the ultimate salesman, spending the last 25 years of his career as an independent residential lighting representative. He loved going to work and putting a smile on every one's face. He cherished his relationships with family and friends. Survived by wife of 53 years, Bev; daughters, Kris (Mike) Roach and Jenny (Mike) Crane; grandchildren, Nicole Roach, Jadyn Crane, Peyton Roach; Sister, Sharon (Bruce) Warmuth and other loving family members. We will be celebrating his life on Friday, May 11, 2018 at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, 5025 Knox Ave S, Mpls. Visitation starting at 10AM, service at 11AM and lunch to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Mount Olivet's Cathedral of the Pines camp. (Published in the Star Tribune on April 15, 2018).

Cunningham, Ronald Francis
November 6, 1941 - April 12, 2018
Age 76 of Minneapolis.

Foslien, Arnold Joseph "AJ/Arnie"
March 2, 1936 - April 12, 2018
Age 82 of Minnetonka, passed away peacefully in Minnetonka at the home of his daughter, Denise. Recently preceded by loving son Eric. Survived by wife Eduarda, children Mark, Stephanie Steers, Denise Nelson, Luke (Amy) and Ria, and grandkids Jake, Aria, Spencer, Blake, and Charlie, and gg baby Colton. Arnie was known for his life-long passion in the locksmith and safecracking industry and successfully ran his own business for over 40 years. He enriched the lives of everyone around him with his kind heart, friendly spirit, and helping hands. He will be missed dearly by his family and friends. Private family service and celebration of life to be held.(Published in the Star Tribune on April 22, 2018).

Maiser, Mark Benedict
March 11, 1947- April 12, 2018
Age 71 of Saint Louis Park, born and raised in Waconia, MN. Preceded in death by parents Ben and Jerry Maiser. Mark "Clarky" had a great sense of humor and was interested in everything. He loved sports, time on Gull Lake, hunting and fishing with his best friends, and playing with his kids -- he never missed his kids' games. He was a great salesman and a true Renaissance man who never backed down from a challenge. He was a wonderful father, husband, grandfather and friend. Survived by his wife Ihla; sons Brock and Justin; brother Tommy; and sister Mary. He adored his grandkids and wished he could spend more time with them all, Afton, Harper, Beckett, Mack and Mia. He was the perfect dad and best friend. (Published in the Star Tribune on April 19, 2018).

Martin, Jane Ann (nee Roza)
July 28, 1946 - April 12, 2018
Age 71 of Maplewood.

Ramberg, Daniel Edwin
December 23, 1934 - April 12, 2018
Age 83 of Hugo. Born December 23, 1934 in St. Anthony Village, MN, died peacefully in his sleep in his home in Hugo, MN on April 12, 2018. Dan was survived by his wife of 52 years, Elaine, daughter Cara Jones (Matt), son Bill (Ingvill), 6 grandchildren (Oren, Neva, Emma Jones, Marcus, Nikolas, and Maia Ramberg), one sister, Carolyn Miner (Gary), and four nephews and nieces. Dan is preceded in death by his parents Oscar and Sybil Ramberg and his brother, George Ramberg. Remembrance of Dan's life will be on May 6th at 3:00 at Woodloch Stables, Hugo MN. (Published in the Pioneer Press on April 15, 2018).

Schaefer, Henry Hollis
April 8, 1950 - April 12, 2018
Age 68 of Rice.

Dufour, Robert Edward
June 29, 1938 - April 11, 2018
Age 79 of West Saint Paul. Passed peacefully surrounded by his family on April 11 2018. He is survived by his wife Isabella, his four children, 9 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. 1 brother and 3 sisters. Cremation through Crescent Tide. (Published in the Pioneer Press on April 15, 2018).

McPhail, Bonnie Jean
April 22, 1941 - April 11, 2018
Age 76 of White Bear Lake, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family. Preceded in death by her parents Wilbur, Glee and her step-father Jack. Survived by her children Kimberly Chilstrom, Tammy LeMay (Pat); grandchildren Jake (Billie), Adam, Scott (Amanda), Christy; and great grandchildren Luc, Ray and Cal. Funeral service will be held Friday April 27th at 11:00am with visitation one hour prior at Eagle Brook Church, 2401 E. Buffalo St., White Bear Lake, MN 55110.(Published in the Pioneer Press on April 22, 2018).

Owen, Sharon Marie (nee Huebner)
March 14, 1943 - April 11, 2018
Age 75 of Maplewood.

Potter, Geraldine Grace (nee Pope)
September 16, 1931 - April 11, 2018
Age 86 of Roseville. With family by her side, Geri passed away April 11, 2018. Geraldine (Geri) was born September 1931 in Toronto Canada. Graduate of Ontario Hospital Training School For Nurses in Whitby June 12, 1953 and then worked in the Toronto General Hospital. Married Karl H. R. Potter in 1953 and were together until Karl's death in 2005. Geri and family emigrated from Canada to the United States in 1963. Lived in Minnetonka from 1963 till 1995. Obtained her Minnesota Registered Nursing Certification and practiced as a private nurse. Geri and Karl both obtained their US Citizenship. In 1995 they retired to Perdido Key, FL. then moved to Surprise, AZ in 2000. Geri moved to Roseville, MN in 2011 to be closer to family. Always kind with a sharp wit, Geri will be missed by the many friends she made along her life's journey. Geraldine will be deeply missed by her loving children: Mark C. (Patricia), Karl T. (partner Elaina Jellum); grandchildren: Mark Potter, Matthew Potter, Michael (Chanida) Potter and great grandchildren: Zachary, Coraline and Rohan. Preceded in death by parents Thomas and Grace Pope, siblings, Meryl, Theodore (Elsie), Marilyn and Robert. A life remembrance will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday April 17 at the Centennial United Methodist Church, 1524 West County Rd C2, Roseville. Visitation 1 hour prior to the service. A light lunch will follow. Memorials to "Alzheimer's Speaks" preferred. The family would like to thank the exceptional staff at The Arbor for their kindness, patience and friendship they showed to Geri and the family. The family is also grateful to the staff of Optage Hospice. (Published in the Pioneer Press on April 15, 2018).

Rakowski, Helen Faye (nee Foster)
January 29, 1930 - April 11, 2018
Age 88 of White Bear Lake.

Strawn, Bruce William
November 17, 1950 - April 11, 2018
Age 67 of Hugo. Survived by wife Alice, sons Brent, and Benjamin (Daphne), and granddaughter Jaklynn. Memorial service Sunday April 29th, 5PM, at Vadnais Heights Commons, 655 E. County Rd. F, Vadnais Heights. Bruce will be forever missed and rememberedby family and friends. (Published in the Pioneer Press on April 22, 2018).

Weestrand, Kenneth Lars
April 12, 1930 - April 11, 2018
Age 87 of Plymouth, went home to meet Jesus after a multi-year battle with PSP. Survived by children Kathy, Randy (Susan), Rick (JoAnn) and Terri (Jeff), 8 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, brother Dennis, sisters Marjorie Heystek and Janet Olson and best friend Tom Ogland. Preceded in death by wife Estelle. Ken served in the US Army, and then became a significant force in the housing industry as president of Quality Homes Inc., and later as a mortgage broker. He'll be remembered for his passion for the outdoors, especially elk hunting. Services May 4 at Woodridge Church, 1500 Co. Rd. 24, Medina. Visitation at 11:00, service at noon followed by luncheon. Interment at Holy Name Cemetery. (Published in the Star Tribune on April 19, 2018).

Eklund, Scott Randall
January 7, 1964 - April 10, 2018
Age 54 of Woodbury.

Ledesma, Juana Maria (nee Gonzalez)
August 24, 1947 - April 10, 2018
Age 70 of Chaska.

Stark, Matthew
January 27, 1930 - April 10, 2018
Age 88 of Minneapolis.

Bohn, Jens Milton, Jr.
November 3, 1941 - April 9, 2018
Age 76 of Savage. As the Savage town barber, he cut hair for 56 years at his shop, The Razor's Edge, in downtown Savage. Survived by wife, Joyce; sons: Lance Bohn, J.P. Bohn, Mike White; step-daughter: Christina Christiansen; grandson: Jonathan Bohn; great grandson Carter Bohn; siblings: Janet (Will) Williams, Karl Bohn, Marc Bohn, Gary (Pat) Bohn; many cousins, nieces, nephews and many, many friends. Preceded in death by parents: Jens and Marian (Besser) Bohn, sister-in-law Karen Bohn and nephew Jon Williams. Celebration of Life to Remember Jens on May 21, 2018 from 5-9 PM with program at 7 PM at the McColl Pond Environmental Learning and Event Center, 13550 Dakota Ave, Savage. (Published in the Star Tribune on April 15, 2018).

Volheim, Jonah Michael
February 14, 1979 - April 9, 2018
Age 39 of Minneapolis.

Dyer, Ronald Joseph
April 21, 1955 - April 8, 2018
Age 62 of Richfield.

Weber, Patrick Joseph
January 6, 1932 - April 8, 2018
Age 86 of Roseville.

Wheat, James Ralph, Jr.
June 29, 1951 - April 8, 2018
Age 66 of Minneapolis. Preceded in death by his parents, Nina Myrl (née Wells) and James Ralph Wheat, and sister, Janice Weaver, of California. Survived by his daughter, Erin Verma (Ravi) of Fremont, CA, and son, James Allen, grandchildren, Rahi and India Verma, and step-grandson Mausam Verma, sister Mariam Jean Dreher (Peter) of Olney, MD, and niece Silvia Dreher of Herndon, VA. Born in Memphis, TN, he grew up in California and attended Macalester College as a National Merit Scholar, later graduating from the University of Minnesota. He worked for the Hennepin County (MN) Information Technology Department. Jim appreciated an eclectic variety of music, was an avid reader, and accomplished genealogist. A dedicated father, he coached youth sports and coached the Barton Open School chess team to victory in the 1991 national middle school chess championship. No memorial service is planned. Memorials in his memory can be made to the Minneapolis Public Libraries. (Published in the Star Tribune on April 29, 2018).

Treumann, Brigitta
July 23, 1970 - April 8, 2018
Age 47 of Saint Paul.

Lyons, Linda Ann (nee Sheaffer)
July 20, 1961 - April 7, 2018
Age 56 of Saint Paul.

Prokop, Francis Lee
April 28, 1951 - April 7, 2018
Age 66 of Hastings.

Griffin-Lewin, Anne Louise (nee Griffin)
January 18, 1963 - April 6, 2018
Age 55 of Minneapolis.

Kinney, Thomas Leroy
March 28, 1928 - April 6, 2018
Age 90 of Saint Louis Park.

Kupka, Earle Francis
April 21, 1934 - April 6, 2018
Age 83 of Oakdale. Preceded in death by parents Frank and Marie Kupka, sister Joyce Kelley and son Jimmy. Survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Helen Kupka; children, Cherry (John) Cosentino; Cheryl (Mike) Lescarbeau; Renee Kupka; Kathy (Jim) Thomas; JoAnne Bell; Edward Kupka; Michael (Stacy) Kupka; Seth (Amethyst) Kupka; loving grandchildren and a large extended family. Celebration of life will be held Saturday, April 14 at 2:00 PM with the visitation one hour prior at Faith Community Church, 777 Charmichael Road, Hudson, WI. (Published in the Pioneer Press on April 11, 2018).

Bratton, Johnny Venson
January 8, 1947 - April 5, 2018
Age 71 of Saint Paul.

Hildenbrand, Cole Kerr
December 11, 1990 - April 5, 2018
Age 27 of Minneapolis. peacefully left this earth on April 5, 2018. He leaves behind his mother Janet Rein- hart Etten, father Allan Hildenbrand and siblings Mason Reinhart, Dane Etten and Kelli Etten Beyer. Cole's kind, gentle spirit touched so many, so deeply. A celebration of Cole's life will be held on April 28th 2-5pm at Walker Community UMC 3104 16th Ave. S., Mpls, MN. Memorials preferred to Cole Hildenbrand Memorial Fund --TCF bank. (Published in the Star Tribune on April 22, 2018).

Johnson, Robert Dean
February 17, 1931 - April 5, 2018
Age 87 of Paynesville.

Vorostseva, Nadejda Nikolayevna (nee Devyatkina)
February 28, 1929 - April 5, 2018
Age 89 of Maple Grove.

Donovan, Kristine Louise
July 2, 1970 - April 4, 2018
Age 47 of Shakopee.

Doppler, Anthony Thomas
April 6, 1951 - April 4, 2018
Age 66 of Chanhassen. Tony passed away from leukemia on April 4th at the age of 66 surrounded by his family. Tony was a wonderful partner, father and friend to many. Always full of life, he enjoyed hosting family gatherings. He treasured the family century farm in Akeley, weekend deer hunts, fishing and canoe trips to the Boundary Waters. Tony was selfless and always willing to give to others. He will be remembered for his sense of humor, quick wit, and always having a joke to share. Grateful for having shared his life are: Robin Osterkamp; his children Sarah Doppler & Gavin Doppler; his siblings, Sharon Doppler (Kimball), Tim (Diane) Doppler, & Randy (Kris) Doppler; & many nephews, nieces, extended family and friends. Celebration of Life; Saturday, April 28th; 1 pm Visitation, 2 pm Service at the Washburn-McReavy Chapel in Eden Prairie. Memorials may be directed to the family in lieu of flowers. (Published in the Star Tribune on April 22, 2018).

Knutson, Marlys Elora (nee Groff)
August 6, 1933 - April 4, 2018
Age 84 of Lake Elmo. She was born to Melvin Gothard Groff and Lulla Elvina (Baalson) Groff on a farm in Nerstrand, Minnesota, where they attended Valley Grove Lutheran Church. Marlys graduated from St. Olaf College in 1955, and went on to become one of the first female floor managers in Donaldson's Department Store in Rochester and Minneapolis, MN. She married Robert Gordon Knutson in 1962, and they had two sons. Marlys was an avid traveler, visiting Norway four times, Italy once, and many, many places in the U.S. Marlys is survived by her two sons, Erik and Karson, six grandchildren, Alix, Manny, Ainsley, Tyler, Radley, and Reed, and a sister, Marilyn Zielke. During her life she was a devoted and loving mother who always put her boys first. Marlys was a prolific artist, reader, and gift giver. Her memory will be kept alive by her sons and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and her sister Ardis. She requested no service. (Published in the Pioneer Press on April 15, 2018).

McDonald, Ray Weldon
March 7, 1952 - April 4, 2018
Age 66 of Babbitt.

Ruter, Steven John
January 7, 1950 - April 4, 2018
Age 68 of Pennock. Born in Minneapolis and attended school in Rockford before enlisting in the Marine Corps. He is a veteran of Vietnam. Preceded in death by parents Henry and Clara Ruter, son Jason, and brother Dennis. Survived bychildren Jeremy, Joel, John, Jenny, Joanna, and Josh; siblings: Gloria (Dennis) Hanna and David; grandchildren: Jayden, Emmitt, and Arihana. Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery Fri. Apr. 20th at 10:45AM. Memorial service to follow at Rice Lake Bible Chapel, 8801 Rick Lake Rd, Maple Grove at 12:30PM. (Published in the West Central Tribune).

Sanchez, Janet Lorraine (nee Tschida)
January 16, 1952 - April 4, 2018
Age 66 of Mounds View, died unexpectedly after a long battle with MS on April 4, 2018. Janet is survived by son and daughter, Bill (Christine) and Nicole; brothers Martin Jr., Richard (Micki) and Keith; sister Elaine; sisters-in-law Linda and Suzanne, and estranged husband Jim. Also many loving relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Bill, and her brothers Alan, Roger and Ronald. A Funeral Service is scheduled for Friday, April 13th, 5:00PM. Visitation 1 hour prior at Advent Lutheran Church, 3000 Hamline Ave. N., Roseville, MN. (Published in the Pioneer Press on April 10, 2018).

Barth, Jason Jeffrey
October 19, 1983 - April 3, 2018
Age 34 of Woodbury, passed away peacefully in his sleep. He was loved by parents, Jeffrey and Kathy Barth; sister, Jennifer Barth; and many loving family and friends. The family thanks Pillars hospice for their care. Memorial Service will be held Sat., April 14 at 11AM with visitation 1 hour prior at O'Halloran and Murphy Woodbury Chapel, 8700 Valley Creek Rd., Woodbury, MN 55125. (Published in the Pioneer Press on April 8, 2018).

Calvert, Arnold Conrad
November 30, 1934 - April 3, 2018
Age 83 of Saint Paul. Passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family. An Air Force veteran and Reservist with the 96th Troop Carrier Squadron, he was a 36-year Northwest Airlines pilot retiring as a 747-400 Captain. A resident of Oldsmar, FL and St Paul, MN, he enjoyed spending his summers at various athletic fields and dance studios cheering on his four grandchildren. He is survived in death by his beloved wife of 34 years, Linda, his brother Richard (Pat), children Scott (Angela), Kim (Jeff) and Steven (Stephanie); and grandchildren Kyle, Ryan, Katie and Chris. A memorial service will be held May 17, 10:00 AM at the Ft Snelling Chapel, 200 Tower Ave, St Paul with internment at Ft Snelling and a reception to follow. The family would like to thank the staffs at Walker Methodist and The Alton Memory Care for their compassionate care. Memorials preferred to the Lewy Body Dementia Assoc. (Published in the Star Tribune on April 8, 2018).

Desmarais, Jacquelyn Majella
July 16, 1961 - April 3, 2018
Age 56 of Oakdale. passed peacefully away at her home on April 3, 2018, of unknown causes. Survived by her significant other, Douglas Berland; sisters, Linda Hodges, Beth DesMarais, Therese DesMarais, Renee DesMarais, Geralyn DesMarais, and Denise Davis; 16 nieces and nephews, 18 great-nieces and -nephews, 2 great-great nieces. Preceded in death by parents Robert DesMarais and Catherine Werdel; sisters, Michelle DesMarais and Leslie Tangen; nephew, Nick Shellum, and niece, Tania Anderson. Jacki cherished the many hours spent creating her garden anew each spring. In the summer, she treasured boating with friends on Lake Pepin and camping with Doug on the Chippewa River. Her favorite winter vacation was Jamaica. She was a huge Vikings fan and loved country music. Her recent joy was redesigning rooms in her home. She was looking forward to trailer camping and exploring new places with Doug this summer. No formal service or reception is planned. (Published in the Star Tribune on April 12, 2018).

Levitus, Maxim James
November 13, 1924 - April 3, 2018
Age 93 of Maple Grove.

Best, Elizabeth Kirkley
July 20, 1954 - April 2, 2018
Age 63 of Eagan.

Guggenheimer, Erinn Kathleen (Nordquist)
January 9, 1982 - April 2, 2018
Age 36 of Minnetonka.

Kringlee, Betty Mae (nee Cline)
May 13, 1923- April 2, 2018
Age 94 of Saint Louis Park.

Moody, Michael Kevin
August 25, 1955 - April 2, 2018
Age 62 of Delano.

Olsen, Paul Robert
June 27, 1924 - April 2, 2018
Age 93 of Richfield.

Peterson, Sheila Marie (nee Jackson)
February 26, 1940 - April 2, 2018
Age 78 of White Bear Lake. Preceded in death by parents, Frederick C. and Lorayn E.; sister Dawn M. Jackson. Survived by sister, Lynette Yetter (Dennis); son, Arthur F. Peterson (Lori Leone); daughter, Beth L. Peterson (Mike Kaiser); grandchildren, Laura Susla (Jeff), Katie Tarman (Racheal St. John) and Julie Peterson; great-grandchildren; Avery, Titan and Remington. A celebration of life will be held at later date. Private interment is planned. (Published in the Pioneer Press from April 7-8, 2018).

Scharnott, Thomas Walter
September 28, 1947 - April 1, 2018
Age 70 of Maplewood.

Seng, Yin Sout
November 16, 1926 - April 1, 2018
Age 91 of Savage.

Baker, Susan Jeanette
January 14, 1950 - March 31, 2018
Age 68 of Orlando, Florida.

Culbertson, Geraldine Marie (nee Ahartz)
October 3, 1948 - March 31, 2018
Age 69 of Eagan. Richard, age 83 and Geraldine, age 79, both of St. Paul MN, passed peacefully this past week, surrounded by family. Beloved father, grandfather and great grandfather passed on March 24, 2018 and beloved mother, grandmother great grandmother passed on March 31, 2018. Richard, born to Richard and Sadie (Riesner) Culbertson and Geraldine born to Frank and Helen (Germain) Ahartz. Richard was preceded in death by sisters Harriet, Elaine, Shirley and Patricia. Both preceded in death by sister-in-law Tracel and grandchild Michael. Survived by loving family: Richard's sisters Beverly and Diane; Geraldine's brother Donald, sister Donna (Richard); and both their children Gerrie Lee (Kenny), Ted (Diana), Dianna (Larry), Connie, Robin (Steve), Steven (Gigi); 13 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren; and many other family and friends. A Memorial Service will be held Friday, April 6, 2018 at 12:00pm at Bethel Baptist Church, 2100 Delaware Ave., Sunfish Lake, MN 55118. A visitation will be held 1 hour prior at the church, and a Remembrance Memorial luncheon will be held following the service at The American Legion, 1129 Arcade St., St. Paul, MN 55106. (Published in the Pioneer Press on April 1, 2018).

Gerstner, Joyce Beverly (nee Sperr)
May 3, 1937 - March 31, 2018
Age 80 of Brooklyn Center.

McFetridge, James Edward
August 26, 1934 - March 31, 2018
Age 83 of South Saint Paul.

Seiler, Stephen Jacque
July 8, 1939 - March 31, 2018
Age 78 of West Saint Paul.

Bourne, Gladys Mary
June 30, 1927 - March 30, 2018
Age90 of Minneapolis.

Ellis, Joanne Ellen (nee Havisto)
October 14, 1952 - March 30, 2018
Age 65 of Milaca.

Skoglund, Diane Mary (nee Wadley)
September 3, 1943 - March 30, 2018
Age 74 of Minneapolis.

Smith, James Russell
March 28, 1949 - March 30, 2018
Age 69 of Minneapolis.

Swanson, George Maxwell
April 21, 1948 - March 30, 2018
Age 69 of Minneapolis.

Taylor, Garth Lamor
June 27, 1945 - March 30, 2018
Age 72 of Hastings.

Zinda, Michael Joseph
February 11, 1958 - March 30, 2018
Age 60 of Milltown, Wisconsin.

Katchmark, William John
June 5, 1953 - March 29, 2018
Age 64 of Coon Rapids. Butch was loved by his large family and many special friends. He will be greatly missed. Memorial service will be on Tues., April 10 at 11AM with visitation one hour prior at St. Timothy's Catholic Church, 707 - 89th Ave NE, Blaine, MN. (Published in the Star Tribune on April 4, 2018).

Naftzinger, Donald George
February 22, 1938 - March 29, 2018
Age 80 of Pepin, Wisconsin.

Supalo, Daniel Gary, Jr.
September 9, 1947 - March 29, 2018
Age 70 of South Minneapolis. Res. Hastings VA Home. Memorial 4/9, 11am Everett McClay VFW, Blmingtn. (Published in the Star Tribune on April 8, 2018).

Anderson, James Robert
September 13, 1956 - March 28, 2018
Age 61 of Minneapolis.

Larson, Loraine Doris (nee Bartlett)
September 14, 1922 - March 28, 2018
Age 95 of Minneapolis & Holmes Beach, Florida. Preceded in death by her husband, Vince; daughter, Carlene; and seven siblings. Funeral service on Monday, April 2, at 11 am at Brooklyn Lutheran Church, 5840 69th Ave. N., Brooklyn Park. Visitation one hour prior to service. Memorials preferred to donor's favorite charity. (Published in the Star Tribune on April 1, 2018).

Lehse, Rosa (nee Flores)
October 18, 1943 - March 28, 2018
Age 74 of Saint Paul.

Bunkowske, Eugene Walter
July 3, 1935 - March 27, 2018
Age 82 of Maplewood.

Goodman, John Bradley
May 9, 1962 - March 27, 2018
Age 55 of Coon Rapids & Minnetonka. Rev. John Bradley Goodman was promoted to see his personal Lord and Savior after a 10 month battle with Lung Cancer. John loved Jesus and spending time with family and friends. Preceded in death by father, Albert Jr. Survived by mother, Ruth Siedschlag; wife, Susan; children, Joshua, Brittany (Chris) Ewald, Christina, Caleb, Josiah, & Lindell; grandchildren, Arianna, Isabelle, Sonora, & William; siblings, David, Gary, Cheryl Gray, Ronald, Nathan, Stan, Barbara Nelson; their spouses, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and many friends. Visitation will be held Saturday, March 31st, 2018 from 12:30-1:30 pm, followed by Celebration of Life at 2:00pm at Emmanuel Christian Center Maple Grove campus, 14320 93rd Ave. N., Maple Grove, MN 55369. (Published in the Star Tribune on March 29, 2018).

Highum, Jane Edith (nee Keller)
May 21, 1920 - March 27, 2018
Age 97 of Shakopee, born in Chicago and passed away peacefully March 27, 2018 in Eden Prairie, MN. Preceded in death by her husband Philip, her sister Marny Beach (John), and her parents James and Esther Keller. Loved and remembered by her son, Peter Highum (Lisa Goemer), daughter Kristi Maitland (Bill), grandson Caelan Maitland, nephews, and friends. Jane was a wonderful and gracious woman, beautiful both inside and out. She loved her dogs (Cairn and Scottish terriers), bird watching, gardening, nature, golfing, old movies, cooking and baking (she had a notorious sweet tooth, especially for anything chocolate) and spending time with her family and friends. She and Phil moved to Phoenix upon his retirement from General Mills in 1981. They made wonderful friends and thoroughly enjoyed their busy and fun retirement years in AZ. Jane moved back to MN after Phil's death in 2011 to be closer to family. Special thanks to the staff at LuAnn's Place in Eden Prairie (especially Sue and LuAnn), who took such great and loving care of her in the last months of her life. Jane will be interred at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery next to Phil at a later date. A celebration of life open house will be held at her daughter's house in Eden Prairie following the internment. Details provided later. (Published in the Star Tribune on April 15, 2018).

Johnson, Warren Maynard
August 6, 1929 - March 27, 2018
Age 88 of Farmintgon.

Mitchell, Harry Arnold, Jr.
August 17, 1945 - March 27, 2018
Age 72 of Ramsey, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Teresa and their children Jodi, Jim (Theresa), Harry III, Heather (Frank): 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; sister Ruth (Carroll); brothers Pat, Billy (Rhea), David (Mary), Mark, and many other relatives and friends. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, April 7 with visitation 10:00 - 11:00 AM, Service begins at 11:00 AM with a luncheon following at Brookhall Event Center (building next to Blainbrook Bowl), 11930 Central Ave NE, Blaine, MN 55434. Please feel free to wear any MN sports team attire in honor of him being a sports fan. (Published in the Star Tribune on April 4, 2018).

Rosenthal, Mary Jane
May 31, 1939 - March 27, 2018
Age 78 of North Oaks.

Vanderlinde, Richard Allen
May 9, 1952 - March 27, 2018
Age 65 of Watertown.

Austin, Barbara Elaine (nee Jones)
April 28, 1946 - March 26, 2018
Age 71 of New Richmond, Wisconsin.

Barriault, Gerald Joseph
June 7, 1939 - March 26, 2018
Age 78 of Saint Paul.

Beckmann, Nancy Lee (nee Schulz)
April 20, 1949 - March 26, 2018
Age 68 of Saint Paul.

Kinder, James Lorsbach
October 11, 1957 - March 26, 2018
Age 60 of Minneapolis.

Olson, Dale George
November 3, 1960 - March 26, 2018
Age 57 of Plymouth.

Diehl, Karl Thomas
February 8, 1965 - March 25, 2018
Age 53 of Saint Paul.

Hodges, Russell Diijion Raheed Ulysses Lurse
February 7, 1991 - March 25, 2018
Age 27 of Saint Paul.

Khamsot, Misue
January 4, 1942 - March 25, 2018
Age 76 of West Saint Paul.

Meggitt, Mary Margaret (nee Radke)
October 23, 1947 - March 25, 2018
Age 70 of Saint Paul. With her loving family by her side, Mary Meggitt passed away on March 25th, 2018. Mary attended Washington High School and Hamline University before becoming a longtime special education teacher. Preceded in death by parents, Rae and Leola Radke. Survived by husband of 47 years, Jack; her children, Christopher (Ann Marie) and Sarah; beloved grandchildren, Maria, Maverick and Madyson; and brother, Tom Radke. She will be greatly missed by her family and many friends. A celebration of Mary's life will be held from 4-7 PM Thursday, April 5 at Mueller-Bies Funeral Home-Roseville, 2130 N Dale St at Co Rd B. 651-487-2550. (Published in the Pioneer Press from April 1-3 , 2018).

Baker, Nita Charlene (nee Laird)
May 13, 1966 - March 24, 2018
Age 51 of Saint Paul.

Compart, Kevin Howard
July 3, 1956 - March 24, 2018
Age 61 of Gaylord.

Guille, Kathy Lynn (nee Johnson)
May 3, 1955 - March 24, 2018
Age 62 of Plymouth. Preceded in death by parents, Clarence and Jean Johnson; & grandmother, Eva Odegard. Survived by husband, Robert; daughters, Jennifer & Sarah; granddaughter, Lana; and brother, Ross (Mary Warren) Johnson. Memorial service will be Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 7pm with visitation one hour prior at, Elim Lutheran Church, 3978 W. Broadway Ave. Robbinsdale, MN 55422. (Published in the Star Tribune on April 1, 2018).

Culbertson, Richard Carl
March 5, 1935 - March 24, 2018
Age 83 of West Saint Paul. Richard, age 83 and Geraldine, age 79, both of St. Paul MN, passed peacefully this past week, surrounded by family. Beloved father, grandfather and great grandfather passed on March 24, 2018 and beloved mother, grandmother great grandmother passed on March 31, 2018. Richard, born to Richard and Sadie (Riesner) Culbertson and Geraldine born to Frank and Helen (Germain) Ahartz. Richard was preceded in death by sisters Harriet, Elaine, Shirley and Patricia. Both preceded in death by sister-in-law Tracel and grandchild Michael. Survived by loving family: Richard's sisters Beverly and Diane; Geraldine's brother Donald, sister Donna (Richard); and both their children Gerrie Lee (Kenny), Ted (Diana), Dianna (Larry), Connie, Robin (Steve), Steven (Gigi); 13 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren; and many other family and friends. A Memorial Service will be held Friday, April 6, 2018 at 12:00pm at Bethel Baptist Church, 2100 Delaware Ave., Sunfish Lake, MN 55118. A visitation will be held 1 hour prior at the church, and a Remembrance Memorial luncheon will be held following the service at The American Legion, 1129 Arcade St., St. Paul, MN 55106. (Published in the Pioneer Press on April 1, 2018).

Jones, Charlene Sue (nee Timberlake)
September 13, 1958 - March 24, 2018
Age 59 of Fridley.

Bauer, Gregory
November 17, 1956 - March 23, 2018
Age 61 of Saint Paul.

Martin, Todd Culver
April 26, 1962 - March 23, 2018
Age 55 of Excelsior. Todd spent his life helping others in his business and his personal life. Born April 26, 1962, in Edina. As Mound Westonka graduate, he started several ventures in construction. After diagnosed COPD, started a successful gift basket business. Later went on to video and website design, never giving up. He was the loving, mischievous and wicked-funny "Uncle Todd" to his 20 nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents Steve and Betty Martin; brother Michael; sisters Cindy McDonald and Molly Bailey; sister-in-law Robin Martin. Survived by brothers Chip (Kris), Peter and Jeff; sisters Jessie Ashley and Denise Martin; brother-in-laws Jim McDonald and Blaine Bailey. A memorial get together will be held Thursday, April 12th from 5 to 8pm at the Surfside Bar and Grill 2544 Commerce Blvd. Mound, MN 55364. (Published in the Star Tribune on April 10, 2018).

Walker, Delores Mae (nee Cleveland)
October 8, 1925 - March 23, 2018
Age 92 of Chaska. Preceded in death by her loving husband Ted; her sister & brothers. Sis was devoted to her family. She is survived by her children; Linda (Gary) Gordon and Tom (Sheila), 7 grandchildren and their spouses, 13 great-grandchildren, many nieces nephews and friends. She is dearly loved and will be missed! The celebration of her life will be on March 31, 2018 with visitation at 12:00 p.m. and service beginning at 1:00 p.m. The Wilds Golf Club, 3151 Wilds Ridge NE, Prior Lake MN 55372. (Published in the Star Tribune on March 28, 2018).

Biederman, Perry James
August 11, 1935 - March 22, 2018
Age 82 of Somerset, Wisconsin.

Ebling, Wayne David
December 16, 1941 - March 22, 2018
Age 76 of Windom.

Gjere, Gordon Berdahl
February 29, 1932 - March 22, 2018
Age 86 of Saint Paul. Preceded in death by wife, Joann; mother, Mae; father, Gilfred; and brother, Roger. Survived by daughter, Cynthia; son, Gregory (Niki); grandchildren, James & Megan; and sister, Shirley. Gordon was born in Decorah, IA and grew up in St. Paul, MN. Served his country in the US Navy (Korea) 1949-1953 and returned to St. Paul where he met and married his wife of 61 years and lived the rest of his life active in several clubs and organizations. Joann recently passed on February 28, 2018. A joint Memorial Service to be held at 12:00 Noon, April 13, 2018 at the Historic Fort Snelling Chapel, 200 Tower Ave., St. Paul, MN 55111. Interment will follow at Fort Snelling National Cemetery at 1:30pm. (Published in the Pioneer Press on April 8, 2018).

Haanpaa, Gary Allan
January 31, 1952 - March 22, 2018
Age 66 of Saint Paul.

Klaus, Richard Bernhard
October 12, 1927 - March 22, 2018
Age 90 of Minnetonka. Survived by son Bill (Amy); sister Jeanette; grandchildren Alex, Julia, Justine and many family and friends. He was preceded in death by wife Frances; son Jeff; and brother Herb. Dick was born in South St. Paul on October 12, 1927 to William and Meta (Budach) Klaus. He proudly served in the Navy and later worked in printing product sales. He enjoyed woodworking, golf and volunteering his time to help others. A longtime member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, he had a strong faith and valued his church family. He treasured family above all else and was grateful for a long, fulfilling life. He will be deeply missed. Funeral service to be held on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 11:00 am with visitation one hour prior at Immaculate Heart of Mary, 13505 Excelsior Blvd. Minnetonka, MN. (Published in the Star Tribune on April 1, 2018).

Schmitz, Celine Katherine (nee Stastny)
April 21, 1932 - March 22, 2018
Age 85 of Saint Paul.

Tousignant, Maxine Marilyn (nee Bailey)
February 2, 1928 - March 22, 2018
Age 90 of Mahtomedi.

Veches, Douglas John
December 16, 1949 - March 22, 2018
Age 68 of Stillwater.

Murphy, Karen Margaret
March 24, 1959 - March 21, 2018
Age 58 of White Bear Lake, passed away surrounded by her loving family. Preceded in death by grandson Kane. Survived by daughters Shauna Vaske, Amanda Vaske (Mike); life partner Pat Collette; 5 grandchildren; 1 great granddaughter; parents Wayne and Jean Murphy; sisters, Nancy Holste (Steve), Sharon DeBilzan (Bob), twin sister Kathryn Murphy (Doug), Patrice Galbraith (Dave), Kim (Gary); many nieces and nephews. Visitation April 6th from 12:00-3:00 pm at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Maplewood, MN. (Published in the Pioneer Press on March 28, 2018).

Lau, Taishing Ben
February 1, 1952 - March 20, 2018
Age 66 of Bloomington.

Pennig, Travis Taylor
December 10, 1991 - March 20, 2018
Age 26 of Alexandria. Great Spirit when we come singing when we face the sunset, the last song, may it be, without shame, singing. It is finished in beauty, It is finished in beauty! ~Evelyn Eaton

D'Andrea Anita Mae (nee Bultman)
July 4, 1937 - March 19, 2018
Age 80 of Bloomington. Graduated from Watertown High School and the University of Minnesota. Worked at Abbott Northwestern Hospital for most of her nursing career. Preceded in death by her parents and her husband of 58 years, Dennis. Survived by daughters Michele D'Andrea (David Dufrene), Gina D'Andrea (Dennis Porter); sons Stan D'Andrea (Susan Martindale), Dennis D'Andrea Jr. (Michelle Harder), Anthony D'Andrea (Tyna Swin-gler); grandchildren Emily, Melissa, DJ, Rachel, Ava, Casey, Lexie, Zachary and Alexa; many other relatives and friends. (Published in the Star Tribune on March 30, 2018).

Hebert, Paul Joseph, II
August 22, 1948 - March 19, 2018
Age 69 of Saint Paul. Preceded in death by parents, Paul J. and Opal R. Survived by children, Paul (Andie) Airsen, Lillian (John) Wilds Smith; 5 grandchildren; brother of Paulette (Keith) Koran, Glen (Donna) Hebert, Peggy Sue (Don) Novak, and Gorden Hebert; many nieces, nephews, loving relatives and friends. Special thanks to the medical care providers and staff that cared for Paul II. Celebration of Life March 30, 11:30-2:30 at Summit Hill Senior Living, 1824 Old Hudson Rd., St. Paul, MN. (Published in the Pioneer Press on March 25, 2018).

Peery, Jack Alvin
May 27, 1932 - March 19, 2018
Age 85 of Mendota Heights. Preceded in death by wife Shirley, parents and 2 brothers. Survived by daughter Julie LaBrasseur (Terry), grandsons Shawn (Ashley), Chet (Cora), Tyler (Kelly), great grand-children Owen, Kerrigan, Naomi and Kyla, 7 brothers and sisters. Jack lived a simple life with honesty, integrity and generosity. Jack loved the outdoors and enjoyed daily walks, meeting many of his S. Mpls. neighbors. He was a skilled fisherman and hunter. During his travels he collected many unique treasures that he proudly displayed in his large garage. He adored his 3 grandsons and spent countless hours inventing one of a kind toys, games and gadgets that always entertained. Jack had a long career as a pipe-fitter in Seattle and throughout Mpls. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was also a masonic brother at the Minnehaha lodge #165 for 61 years. Jack will be greatly missed by all. Private interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery April 16th. Crescent Tide Funerals - Cremation. (Published in the Star Tribune on April 8, 2018).

Holsten, Cheryl Ann (nee Carlisle)
January 3, 1955 - March 18, 2018
Age 63 of Shakopee. Wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend, passed away after a courageous battle with lung cancer at age 63. Cheryl will be forever remembered by her loving children Greg (Amery, Gregory), Amie (Cole, Andre, DaRyan), Ashley (Yoshi, Logan, Akira), and by her siblings, nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends. Born January 3, 1955, Cheryl lived the majority of her life in Bloomington, MN. She married Greg Holsten in 1971 and was happily married for 22 years, before her loving husband passed away in 1993. Cheryl worked many years in the dry cleaning business. She was full of life and always said her biggest accomplishment were her children and grandchildren. She loved Bingo, Slots, and was a huge fan of good pie. Cheryl will be greatly missed and forever loved beyond measure. A Celebration of Life will be held on Fri. April 6th from 4-9pm at Pinstripes, 3849 Gallagher Dr., Edina, MN. (Published in the Star Tribune on March 25, 2018).

Phillips, Charles Kippling
June 13, 1956 - March 18, 2018
Age 61 of Champlin.

Runyon, Paul Albert
August 22, 1934 - March 18, 2018
Age 83 of Saint Louis Park. Paul was a master at Promotional Advertising and a maverick saloon owner in the warehouse district of Minneapolis. A legend in his time. Per Paul, no service, no gathering, No Free Lunch. (Published in the Star Tribune on April 1, 2018).

Wheaton, Alice Marie (nee Zrust)
October 9, 1927 - March 18, 2018
Age 90 of Woodbury.

Huffman, Kay H.
April 23, 1955 - March 17, 2018
Age 62 of Stillwater.

Mattson, Dennis Ray
March 21, 1946 - March 17, 2018
Age 71 of Brook Park.

Michog, Gloria Carol (nee Nyquist)
November 22, 1932 - March 17, 2018
Age 85 of Minneapolis.

Voigt, John Louis
July 19, 1927 - March 17, 2018
Age 90 of Saint Paul.

Wolking, Nancy Jean
January 24, 1954 - March 17, 2018
Age 64 of Saint Paul.

Wright, Arvid David
November 13, 1946 - March 17, 2018
Age 71 of Alexandria. Arvid David Wright was born to George and Cora (Kahlstrom) Wright in Brownington, VT. He grew up hunting and fishing in rural Vermont with his older brother, George, his younger brother, Ernie, and his sister, Ellen, as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Arvid joined the Navy when he was seventeen. While on leave in San Francisco, CA he met Karen Fales, who was on vacation. After returning from Vietnam, he and Karen were married in Orleans, VT on November 25, 1967. In less than a month, Arvid was stationed in San Diego, CA where he went through training to become a Corpsman. Two years later, Wendy was born. Arvid left the Navy after 10 years of service. He then worked for many years as a heavy equipment operator. It was during this time that Arvid and Karen welcomed their son, Kevin. The family moved back to Brownington, VT in 1981, then to Burlington, VT area seven years later. During this time, he continued as a heavy equipment operator. In his middle years, he began doing home remodels. Family was always important to Arvid, so he and his wife moved to MN when her aging parents needed assistance. Arvid continued to do home remodels. He frequently worked with his son-in-law Robert "Bob" Levasseur.
In his later years, Arvid enjoyed traveling with Karen. In his free time, Arvid enjoyed fishing, hunting, cooking and metal work. Arvid died on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at the VA Hospital in Minneapolis at the age of 71. He is survived by his wife, Karen of Alexandria, MN; daughter, Wendy Levasseur of Alexandria, MN; son, Kevin (Katie)Wright of Alexandria, VA; son-in-law, Robert Levasseur of Alexandria, MN; grandchildren, Jacob and Joshua Levasseur and Clara Wright; brother, George (Linda)Wright of South Barton; sister, Ellen Barton of Brattleboro, VT; and many nieces and nephews; as well as a large extended family. A celebration of life service was held on Monday, March 26, 2018, at the Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria with Reverend John Martinson officiating. Military Honors were provided by the Alexandria Military Honors Unit and the U.S. Navy Military Honors. Arrangements are with the Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. (Published in the Newport Daily Express on March 30, 2018).

Hagen, Thomas John
May 22, 1938 - March 16, 2018
Age 79 of Saint Cloud.

Kasinskas, Alphonse
October 16, 1950 - March 16, 2018
Age 67 of Saint Paul.

MacCaskie, Elizabeth Ann (nee Lauritzen)
November 7, 1950 - March 16, 2018
Age 67 of Minneapolis. Preceded in death by parents, Louise & Robert Lauritzen; mother and father-in-law, Kathleen & Raymond MacCaskie; and sister, Ella Dahl. Survived by husband, Ken; children, Crystal (Mike) Channing & John (Leah) Butzler; siblings, Linda (Duane) Lussier & Robert (Barbara) Lauritzen; brother-in-law, Dennis (Jean) MacCaskie; and grand-children, Caitlin, Loryn, Claire, Autumn, & Caleb. Family gathering will be Monday, March 26, 2018 at 12:00 noon in the Fellowship Hall downstairs at Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church, 1509 27th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418. (Published in the Star Tribune on March 25, 2018).

Wheetley, Gary Wayne
July 17, 1948 - March 16, 2018
Age 69 of Forest Lake.

Garnaas, Helen Elizabeth
May 2, 1920 - March 15, 2018
Age 97 of Saint Paul. A librarian who loved photography, travel, cooking, music, and her Scandinavian heritage, died March 15, 2018 in St. Paul, MN. She was 97, born on May 2, 1920 the firstborn child of Anna Petersen Garnaas and Tollof Bjorn Garnaas, in Sheyenne, North Dakota. She grew up helping in the family general store, and reading voraciously. After high school, she earned a bachelor's degree in English at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota in 1942, and then earned a bachelor's degree in Library Science in 1945 at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She worked at the Grand Forks Public Library from 1945-1950. She moved to the Minneapolis Public Library beginning in 1951, and advanced to department chair of government documents in 1964 before retiring in 1983. She served her community as the human precursor to the Internet. Helen never owned a car, and took delight in walking or taking the bus from her condominium on Nicollet Mall to work downtown at the Minneapolis Public Library. Helen traveled the world extensively throughout her life, with her camera and friends, to many beautiful and exotic places. Helen was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Paul Garnaas, her brother-in-law, Joel Belgum, and her nephew, Doug Belgum. She is survived by her sister, Bernice Belgum, and also by seven nieces and nephews, and their children and grandchildren. She resided many years in downtown Minneapolis, and her last years at the Wellington Senior Living Center, 2235 Rockwood Avenue, St. Paul, 55116, where her sister Bernice lives. The family is especially grateful for the kindness and loving care Helen received at the Wellington, and for the hospice care Helen received through Interim Health-care, St. Paul. A memorial service will be held at Central Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN on April 13, 2018 with visitation at 1:00 pm and service at 2:00 pm. Interment will be at the Riverside and Prairie Home Cemetery in Moorhead, MN at a later date. Helen Garnaas was a member of Central Lutheran Church, Minneapolis. She supported the Minnesota Orchestra, Concordia College in Moorhead, and the Vesterheim Norwegian Museum, Decorah, Iowa. Donations may be made to any of these. (Published in the Star Tribune on March 25, 2018).

Norby, Trudy Diane (nee Winans)
May 23, 1949 - March 15, 2018
Age 68 of Eagan. Loving Mother, Sister and Friend. Born in Bemidji, died peacefully at her home on March 15, 2018. Preceded in death by her infant son, Aaron; and her parents. Survived by son, Chris (Dianna) Skoog; daughter, Ericka Skoog; grandsons, Jake, Alex and Ben; 5 siblings; many friends and family. Trudy loved her family and friends deeply. She will be missed by all. Celebration of life on Friday, March 23 from 6-8 PM at Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Pkwy, Eagan. (Published in the Bemidj Pioneer on March 21, 2018).

Peterson, Florence Marie (nee Kunitz)
August 15, 1943 - March 15, 2018
Age 74 of Minneapolis. Preceded in death by parents, two brothers, and other family. Survived by husband, Steven; daughters Judith Thompson and Kathryn Peterson; sons Richard Thompson and Justin Peterson; niece Karen (Richard) Harper; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; grand-nieces and nephews; and many friends. A memorial service is planned for later in the spring. (Published in the Star Tribune on March 25, 2018).

Schepmoes, Paula Ann (nee Schwertfeger)
October 6, 1950 - March 15, 2018
Age 67 of Golden Valley.

Steffen, Hayley Elizabeth
June 6, 2000 - March 15, 2018
Age 17 of Bloomington, peacefully entered her heavenly home after a courageous battle with ALS. Preceded in death by grandfather, Donnie Steffen. Survived by loving parents, Mike and Amy Steffen; brother, David Steffen; grandparents, Jarry and Char Benson; grandmother, Kathy Steffen and many special aunts, uncles and cousins. Hayley displayed unending courage in the face of adversity. She always had a thumbs up to give and a smile on her face. She had a love for animals, especially her adoring pup, Henry, who was always by her side. Hayley was an inspiration to all who knew her. "We love you to the moon and back, forever and ever, until we meet again." A Celebration of Life will be held for family and friends in the coming weeks. (Published in the Star Tribune on March 18, 2018).

Wright, Mark Anthony
November 9, 1968 - March 15, 2018
Age 49 of Morristown. Mark will be missed by his children Tyler, Aviana, Kieran, Sebastian, Lilly, Emma and Raven; granddaughter Rylie along with other family and friends. A Memorial gathering will take place 5-7 pm Wednesday, April 4th at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6355 10th St. N, Oakdale. (Published in the Star Tribune on March 25, 2018).

Eisenreich, Timothy D.
December 29, 1962 - March 13, 2018
Age 55 of Bloomington.
Survived by daughter, Brittney Hagstrom; siblings, Marcy Farrell and Kevin Eisenreich. Visitation Monday 4-7 pm at Schmidt Artist Lofts. (Published in the Star Tribune on March 18, 2018).

Jones, Irvin
January 26, 1952 - March 13, 2018
Age 66 of Minneapolis. Preceded in death by daughter, Michaela Beth Ford Jones. Survived by daughter, Natali Beth Christenson; and Natali's mother, Marybeth Christenson-Jones. A Celebration of Life Memorial will be held Saturday, March 24, 2018, 4:006:00 PM, Park Place Apartments Clubhouse, 14550 34th Ave North, Plymouth, MN 55447. (Published in the Star Tribune on March 23, 2018).

Mulford, Joan Lacinda "Cindy" (nee Paul)
December 22, 1952 - March 13, 2018
Age 65 of Cambridge.

Gowery, Tyrone Darrell Leonard
February 6, 1983 - March 12, 2018
Age 35 of Minneapolis.

Grzeskowiak, Breanne Lynn
July 9, 1984 - March 12, 2018
Age 33 of Coon Rapids, passed away peacefully at home. She was preceded in death by her Grandmothers, Renee Grzeskowiak and Judith Purcell; 3 Cousins. Breanne is survived by her Parents, Tracy and Rebecca; Siblings, Dustin (Kerry) Parker, Megan (Ryan Arneson); Nieces and Nephews, Cadence, Christian, Alexzander and Amber; Grandfathers, Leo Grzeskowiak and Lloyd Purcell; also by Many Aunts, Uncles, Relatives and Friends. Breanne battled and beat Hodgkins-Lymphoma twice. She was able to overcome many struggles and health complications due to the overwhelming love and support from her family and loving friends. Breanne’s passion for karaoke and music gave her strength and a community of friends that she absolutely adored. So, let’s put her in the spotlight for a final standing ovation that would make her singing heart soar! ~A Celebration of Life~ Friday, March 16, 2018 at 4:00PM, with gathering of family and friends from 2:00-4:00PM. All will take place at the Gearhart Funeral Home, 11275 Foley Blvd. NW, Coon Rapids, Minnesota. Memorials are preferred. No flowers please. www.gofundme.com/Breanne-Lynn-Grzeskowiak. (Published online on March 13, 2018 curtesy of Dignity Memorial).

Mathey, Paul William
November 17, 1938 - March 12, 2018
Age 79 of Hopkins.

Windhorst, Arlene Muriel (nee Ecklund)
June 1, 1928 - March 12, 2018
Age 89 of Roseville. Preceded in death by husband, Don Windhorst; brother, Eugene Ecklund; first husband, Louis Hanek; grandson, Erik Hanek; and great-grandson, Trent Hanek. Survived by sons, Gordon (Janice) Hanek of Roseburg, OR and Ronald Hanek of Monticello, MN; daugh-ters, Karen (Jim) Porath of Shore-view, MN and Deanna (Nur) Abdeen of Potomac Falls, VA; 12 grand-children; and 11 great-grandchil-dren. Memorial Service Fri., March 23 at 3PM at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 3920 Victoria St N, Shoreview. Private Interment at later date. Memorials to donor's choice. (Published in the Star Tribune on March 20, 2018).

Brady, Samuel, Jr.
June 22, 1955 - March 11, 2018
Age 62 of Minneapolis

Duc, Peter Edward
May 22, 1943 - March 11, 2018
Age 74 of Minneapolis, passed peacefully at home surrounded by family. Preceded in death by his parents Edward and Elvira, and grandson Jeremy. Survived by wife Tammy, children Tina, Erik (Trisha), Yvette (Adel), Jessica (Erik), Steven (Alyssa), Kendra, and Matthew, many grandchildren. Celebration of life will be held on March 16, 2018 1:00 pm at the Moose Bar and Grill, 356 Monroe Street NE, Minneapolis. (Published in the Star Tribune on March 13, 2018).

Federer, Leila Raines (nee Rubashkin)
February 11, 1925 - March 10, 2018
Age 93 of New Richmond, Wisconsin.

Webber, Randall Gene
January 13, 1955 - March 10, 2018
Age 63 of Balsam Lake, Wisconsin.

Wilson, Stephen Thomas, Sr.
September 7, 1970 - March 10, 2018
Age 47 of Dobbins, California.

Brasted, Daniel Christian
June 28, 1956 - March 9, 2018
Age 61 of Osseo.

Stewart, Elizabeth Stanley
May 7, 1946 - March 9, 2018
Age 71 of Minneapolis. She was a graduate of Bennington College and the U of MN where she earned an M.A. Later in life she became an R.N. Elizabeth is survived by sisters Tamara and Victoria Stewart, nieces Rebecca Ahlswede, Emily Stewart, Louisa (Lucy) and Frances Sjaastad, great niece Katherine Ahlswede, and in-laws Nora Stewart, Bryan Ahlswede and Robin Sjaastad. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 17, at 10:00 AM at the Cathedral Church of St. Mark. Memorials may be sent to the church. (Published in the Star Tribune on March 16, 2018).

Wichman, Terri Ann (nee Hoehn)
July 27, 1956 - March 9, 2018
Age 61 of Cedar, passed peacefully in her husbands arms on March 9th. Funeral service March 17th, 10am Prairie Oak Community Church, 1657 161st Ave. NW., Andover. Visitation 9am, After Life Celebration 1pm, American Legion Post 102, 400 W. Main St., Anoka. (Published in the Star Tribune on March 16, 2018).

Carr, Alice Ione (nee Yager)
March 21, 1949 - March 8, 2018
Age 58 of Clear Lake Wisconsin.

Fischer, Carol Jean (nee Napala)
November 17, 1942 - March 8, 2018
Age 75 of Coon Rapids.

Hush, Michelle
July 17, 1948 - March 8, 2018
Age 69 of Bloomington.

McGraw, Kevin Patrick
February 19, 1956 - March 8, 2018
Age 62 of Roseville. It is with great sadness that the family of Kevin McGraw announces his passing on March 8, 2018 at Our Lady of Peace, at the age of 62. He was born on February 19, 1956 at St. Mary's Hospital in Minneapolis, MN to Richard and Donna (Hedstrom) McGraw. Kevin will be lovingly remembered by his wife Mary (Anderson), brothers Michael and Steven (Shannon), children Meghan (Christopher) Larson, and Patrick (Emily), grandson Quinn, and beloved dog Paki. A 1974 graduate of Washburn High School, Kevin went on to graduate from the University of St. Thomas in 1996, majoring in Business and minoring in German. Most recently, he completed the Addiction Counseling Program at MCTC and was an active member of the recovery community in the Twin Cities. Kevin was a compassionate, empathetic, unique and generous man who was passionate about many things: his family, his friends, people, talking to people, photography, history (especially WWII), baseball, soccer, golf, dogs, and enjoying life. This passion also extended to his faith, reflected in being active in the Church. He will be missed by many. Kevin was a loving husband, brother, and father. A celebration of Kevin's life will be at St. Olaf's Church on March 20, 2018. Visitation will be at 10:00am followed by a funeral service at 11:00am and luncheon. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations to: Minneapolis Intergroup, the American Diabetes Association, and Our Lady of Peace, Saint Paul, MN. (Published in the Star Tribune on March 14, 2018).

Quinn, Sean Ryan
December 14, 1975 - March 8, 2018
Age 42 of Hutchinson, died after a twenty year struggle with addiction. Sean is at last at peace and free from the painful grip of alcohol. He knows we love and hold him in our hearts and minds. Wisdom and truth will guide us thru this difficult time. Sean is survived by his loving wife Kristin, his children Xavier (8), Gwendolyn (4), and Isabella (2), Brother's Bryce and Zachary, sister in law Natalie and mom and dad Linda & Peter. Sean grew up in Lakeland and loved nature and the St. Croix River. Sean graduated from Mounds Park Academy in 1994 and attended the University of Wisconsin Culinary program. He was a noted chef at St. Catherine's creating amazing dishes. Alcohol robbed Sean of the time to enjoy his family and friends and to reach his true calling. We wish we could hold you, laugh and talk and cook together. We wanted so badly to help you heal, love life and show us your beautiful heart. Farewell sweet Sean, we were so blessed to have you in our lives. A celebration of Sean's life to be announced. In lieu of flowers Memorials are suggested to the Retreat of Wayzata. (Published in the Star Tribune on March 18, 2018).

Bultman, Gregory Lawrence
March 21, 1944 - March 7, 2018
Age 73 of Maplewood, passed away peacefully after a long illness. Greg is now with his dad Lawrence, his mom Ruth, his brothers Doug, Terry and Dave. Greg leaves behind his sisters- in-law, Diane, Carol and his BFF and sister-in-law Linda, her daughter Angella and her child Isabel and Linda's husband Scott. Also many cousins, nieces and nephews. Greg worked at the highway department for over 45 years, and lived in his apt just as long, and always fighting change. He served in the Vietnam War and proud of it. He was a quiet soul, a loner, but at the end he moved to the Shores of Lake Phalen, where he made new friends and loved the staff and his new apartment. He was finally at home. Greg did not want a funeral, so please say a prayer of good bye in remembrance. (Published in the Pioneer Press on March 11, 2018).

Kuusisto, Constance Marie (nee Watts)
April 16, 1943 - March 7, 2018
Age 74 of Fridley.

Stull, Gary Lee "Corky"
July 20, 1941 - March 7, 2018
Age 76 of Oak Grove. Preceded in death by parents and one brother. Survived by loving wife of 55 years, Judi, children Heidi (Larry) Mathson, Steven Stull (Elena); grandchildren Justin Noga, Ben (Molly) Michaels, Amy (Allan) Michaels, Tony Michaels; great grandsons Zane and Zach Noga; Sister Dolly Foster; brothers Mike (Julie) Stull, Larry (Linda) Stull, Greg (Cyndee) Stull, along with nieces, nephews, cousins and many lifelong friends. Memorial Service Thursday, March 15 at 11am at Majestic Oaks Golf Club. Visitation one hour prior to service. Interment Siloa Cemetary, Maple Ridge, MN. (Published in the Star Tribune on March 13, 2018).

Tuttle, Mary Theresa (nee Healy)
October 19, 1958 - March 7, 2018
Age 59 of Oakdale. Our beloved Theresa passed away unexpectedly on March 7, 2018. She is deeply missed by family and friends. A compassionate and generous person, she had a lifelong love of country music. May she rest in peace. Preceded in death by Thomas (Tommy) Healy Jr. Survived by husband Kraig Tuttle, daughter Hannah Lynch (Dave), parents Thomas C. Healy, Carol A. McKenzie, siblings Mark Healy, Cindy Larson (Rick), niece Chelsea Roberts. There will be a private family memorial service, as well as a celebration of life gathering to be on separate dates at a later time. (Published in the Pioneer Press March 14-18, 2018)

Bossert, Carole Louise (nee Bachand)
December 21, 1938 - March 6, 2018
Age 79 of Hudson, Wisconsin.

Folske, Steven Donald
May 24, 1963 - March 6, 2018
Age 54 of Stacy. Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle and Friend passed away on March 6, 2018. He will be dearly missed by his wife, Staci Ann; son, Thomas; grandson, Caiden; brothers, Scott and Stacey; sister, Shari; godson, Colton; many nieces and nephews, other family and tons of friends. Steve was a beautiful, loving, selfless man devoted to others. He enjoyed fishing, boating, hunting, ATVing, mushrooming, rock collecting, and was a great mechanic with many toys. Steve served in the military as a helicopter mechanic and refueler. Celebration of Life Saturday, April 7th. Visitation 1:00pm to 3:00pm, Service at 3:00pm and potluck after service. Sunnyside Free Lutheran Church, 22745 Typo Creek Drive NE, Stacy, Minnesota 55079. (Published in the Pioneer Press on April 1, 2018)

Rowley, Hugh Edward
April 2, 1935 - March 6, 2018
Age 82 of Oakdale.

Emerson, Edward Payson
September 24, 1934 - March 5, 2018
Age 83 of Minneapolis. In a surprise twist no one foresaw, Edward Payson Emerson died in peaceful sobriety at his home in Minneapolis on March 5, 2018. Cellist, mathematician, writer, and bon-vivant, Eddie lived life to the absolute edges, loved completely, and was a precious friend to many. Born Sept. 24, 1934, Eddie was an alumnus of St. Paul Academy, Harvard, and the University of MN. Preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Edward Emerson and Marcia Weiser, step-father Bernhard Weiser, sisters Nancy and Gertrude, and nephew Christopher. He is survived by his daughter Welles (George) from his marriage to Judith, grandson George, sisters Sarah & Kathryn, nephews Ferdinand, Warren, Timothy, Thomas, David, his favorite niece Sarah and their loving families. President and Founder of Enigmatic Research "If we knew what we were doing, it wouldn't be research," Eddie was a planetary citizen, living and adventuring throughout South America, Mexico, Europe, & North Africa. Eddie leaves behind many cherished relationships; especially dear to him were his lifelong friend Stan Hubbard, faithful buddy Ron Spinosa and Siamese cat Schatzie. Memorials preferred to 3 Pound Cats Veterinary, Meals on Wheels, and the ACLU. A celebration of his life will be held on the summer solstice, June 21, 2018. Details to be published at a closer date. The family deeply thanks all who loved and cared for Eddie in his audacious life. (Published in the Star Tribune on March 11, 2018).

Hrydzin, Uladzimir
May 28, 1963 - March 5, 2018
Age 54 of Farmington.

Johnson, Lucille Irene (nee Peterson)
August 27, 1930 - March 5, 2018
Age 87 of Minnetonka. passed away surrounded by her family. Survived by daughter Kathie (Joe) Cantazaro; sister Anita Peterson; granddaughters Melanie (Kyle) Schilling & Amy Cantazaro; great grandchildren Alison, Victoria, Kendall & Thomas; her faithful companion "Nellie"; friends & family. Preceded in death by parents Waldemar and Blenda; husband Robert; and 5 step-sons. Memorial Service Sat., April 7, 2018 @ Lake Mtka Shores Chapel, 4515 Shoreline Dr. Spring Pk, MN. Visitation @ 12:30 Service 1:00 w/reception to follow. (Published in the Star Tribune on April 1, 2018).

Nienhaus, Grenneth Navarre (nee Anderson)
June 30, 1926 - March 5, 2018
Age 91 of St. Paul.

Reisman, Steven Alan
October 15, 1949 - March 5, 2018
Age 68 of Afton.

Haynes, Silas Veyon
September 25, 1974 - March 4, 2018
Age 43 of Minneapolis.

Grant, Robert Gilbert
March 10, 1954 - March 3, 2018
Age 63 of New Brighton.

Tolson, Oliver Lewis
October 28, 1953 - March 3, 2018
Age 64 of Shakopee.

Eidem, William Bruce
July 2, 1951 - March 2, 2018
Age 66 of New Prague. Passed away peacefully surrounded by the Lord and his family on March 2nd, 2018 at age 66. Preceded in death by his parents James & Verna Eidem, father-in-law James Bodger and nephew Brian Eidem. Survived by his wife of 42 years, Linda, and children Jeff (Suzanne), Jay (Jessica), and Jana (Dean) Cornelius as well as his grandchildren Fisher, Heidi, Henry, William (Will), Wyatt and Piper. Siblings Jim (Marilyn), Judy (Merle) Hirdler, Rick (Nancy), Bob, Jack (MaryAnn), Mary (Pat) Parks, and mother-in-law Laura Bodger. Many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Bill's celebration of life will be on April 26th at 2:00 PM, visitation at 1:00 PM. Hosanna Lutheran Church Chapel 9600 163rd St W Lakeville, MN 55044. Per Bill's wishes in lieu of flowers, memorials to a fund for medical testing of family members for hereditary hyper-trophic cardiomyopathy. Checks to Linda Eidem P.O. Box 327 New Prague, MN 56071. posthope.org/bills-liver-transplant He Loved Us All. (Published in the Star Tribune on April 1, 2018).

Pratt, Gregory Lee
September 28, 1956 - March 2, 2018
Age 61 of Edina. Graduate of Edina HS & University of Minnesota. Greg loved golf, biking and politics. He also enjoyed poker & horse racing, and never met a wager he didn't like. Avid collector of gargoyles & shot glasses. Survived by sister Kathleen M. Pratt, brothers Robert E. Pratt, William F. Pratt (Nancy Huber), D. Michael Pratt (Daria), Lesia M. Kindrat-Pratt (niece), Michael T. Kindrat-Pratt (nephew). Informal memorial spring/summer TBA. Donations may be sent to Gary Sinise Foundation, PO Box 50008 Studio City CA 91614-5001. (Published in the Star Tribune on March 11, 2018).

Ramirez, Jacob Andrew
August 26, 1989 - March 1, 2018
Age 28 of Spring Lake Park.

Tkhorzhevsky, Vilen Eugeniy
October 8, 1935 - March 1, 2018
Age 82 of West St. Paul.

Johnson, Lillian Alice (nee Burris)
April 13, 1924 - March 1, 2018
Age 93 of Richfield.

Gerdes, John William
August 4, 1944 - March 1, 2018
Age 73 of Verndale.

Weber, Jeffery Allen
July 27, 1965 - February 28, 2018
Age 52 of Crosslake. Passed away due to a medical condition while riding a snowmobile in Cross Lake. Survived by parents, 2 children, 2 brothers, and 4 grandchildren. Celebration of Life will be held Wed. 3/14 from 3-8PM at B-Dale Club, 2100 Dale St N, Roseville. (Published in the Pioneer Press on March 11, 2018).

Fraser, Mary Jo (nee Rock)
October 7, 2018 - February 28, 2018
Age 79 of Little Canada, passed away in her home with family by her side on Wed. Feb. 28, 2018. Memorial to be held 10am Mon. March 5, 2018 at Prior Lake Baptist Church 5690 Credit River Rd, Prior Lake. Luncheon to follow. Mary Jo was born Oct 7, 1938 in St Paul, MN. She lived in St Paul 40 yrs, Prior Lake the next 35 yrs, & returned to St Paul the last 4 yrs of her life. Mary Jo was preceded in death by parents Jerry & Faye Rock, sister Ginny, daughter Teri, & husband Jim. Mary Jo is survived by children Shelley (Mike) & Toni (Bill), sisters Barb & Patti, grandchildren Katie (Frank), Alyssa (Nate), Janna (Ross), Julie (Andrew), Joe (Momo), Heidi (Kevin), Sarah, Kendra, Mark, & Tim along with great-grandchildren Aidan, Irish, Jael, Mika, Lizzie, & two more expected. (Published in the Star Tribune on March 4, 2018)

Gjere, JoAnn D. (nee McGrauth)
April 19, 1933 - February 28, 2018
Age 84 of Saint Paul. Preceded in death by mother, Julia; father, William; sister, Katherine (Ulrich); and brothers, William, Jr. & Archie Stubblefield. Survived by husband, Gordon; daughter, Cynthia; son, Gregory (Niki); and grandchildren James (Stephanie) & Megan. Joann was born in and grew up in Emmitsburg, IA. She attended nurses training at St. Mary's University in Rochester, MN 1951-1954 prior to moving to St. Paul, MN where she proudly worked as a nurse at St. Luke's, Miller, and St. John's (HealthEast) in St. Paul. She met and married her husband of 61 years, Gordon, in St. Paul, MN and lived the rest of her life in St. Paul. Memorial gathering Saturday, March 17 from 1:30PM to 4:00PM at Good Samaritan Society, 1119 Owens St. North, Stillwater, MN 55082. (Published in the Pioneer Press on March 4, 2018)

Goulding, Carl David
April 27, 1953 - February 28, 2018
Age 64 of St. Paul. Preceded by parents, Walter and Ardelle, and brother Stephen. Carl is survived by his son Matthew, ex-wife Alexandra Pierce, sister Laurie (Lester) Reynolds, many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. He will be greatly missed. His ashes will be interred at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery, Mpls, MN with an honor guard on 3/15/2018. (Published in the Star Tribune on March 4, 2018)

Thorp, Ramona Mary (nee Liebelt)
January 11, 1956 - February 28, 2018
Age 62 of Oakdale. Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. (Published in the Pioneer Press on March 11, 2018)

White, James Mehl
August 8, 1948 - February 28, 2018
Age 69 of Saint Paul. Mr. White was born in Minneapolis on August 8, 1948. Survived by the love of his life wife Sarah Merrill White; children Elizabeth, Andrew, Peter, Michael and Charlie White; sister Liz (John) Wallerius; brothers Fr. Robert L. White, Bill (Linda) White; and sister Katie (Jim) Triggs. He attended Christ the King Grade School, Edina High School, Nazareth Hall and the University of St. Thomas. He later earned a certificate in credit management from the University of Minnesota. Mr. White served two years in the Air Force followed by 20 years in the MN Air National Guard from which he retired in 1993. Mr. White was an avid "cardiac" athlete running track and cross country in both high school and college. His love of sport found him at the YMCA on a daily basis for lap swimming. Mr. White was a mortgage banker for over 40 years working in both servicing and origination. His last employer was Midcountry Mortgage where he worked for 17 years. He developed a reputation for finding the business, "wherever." Mr. White was active in several civic organizations including the Amicus program where he visited and befriended several inmates in Minnesota prisons. He also served as a volunteer lunch room monitor at Ramsey Jr. High School in St. Paul and was an active volunteer at the Minnesota Streetcar Museum. For the last several years, he was also a member of the UST Alumni Choir. Mr. White made 45 retreats at the Jesuit Retreat House. There, he learned and ultimately practiced Ignatian spirituality — seeing God in all things, and a total surrender to the will of God "take Lord, take and receive all that I have. Give me all of your love and mercy." Funeral Mass will be at 5:00pm on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at the chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas at the University of St. Thomas campus with visitation starting 1 hour prior. Parking for guests available in Lot A off Selby Ave. Send memorials to the Jesuit Retreat House, 8243 Demontraville Trail N., Lake Elmo MN, 55042. (Published in the Pioneer Press on March 4, 2018)

Galonska, George Joseph
July 30, 1942 - February 27, 2018
Age 75 of Minneapolis passed away Feb. 27, 2018 at the VA Medical Center where he was loved & admirably cared for by his children and many other devoted caregivers. Preceded in death by parents Alfons & Elzbieta (Latusek) Galonska and many other family and friends. Survived by children Tonia (Greg Fait), Malina (Paul Morin) & Alex; sister Ludka (Leonard Troska) & their beloved children & grand children. George was a retired Mpls. Fire Fighter Captain of 32 years, talented cook, avid angler, excellent huntsman, gifted Jack-of-All-Trades & marvelous dancer. He will be remembered for his generosity, selflessness, unique stories and his volunteer work at Church of the Ascension & the VA. His Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Church of the Ascension, 1723 Bryant Ave. N., Mpls, MN 55411 on Saturday, March 3rd at 11:00 AM followed by a luncheon. (Published in the Star Tribune on March 3, 2018)

Goedeke, Joyce Maree (nee Hiers)
June 26, 1931 - February 27, 2018
Age 86 of Roseville. Memorial service in the spring. Complete notice to follow. (Published in the Pioneer Press on March 4, 2018)

Bonstrom, Ronald Allan
July 1, 1956 - February 27, 2018
Age 61 of Watertown. He is survived by wife, Terry; mother, Gerie Peterson; brother, Randy; sisters, Shelly (Paul) Geurts, Marcy Vanderlinde (Bill Readence); sister-in-law, Mary Jo Olson; numerous nieces and nephews, and many more family and friends. Preceded in death by father, Maury Bonstrom, and step-father, Austin Peterson. Ron was an avid sportsman of game birds, deer and elk. He enjoyed sharing the outdoors with friends and family and teaching children to fish and hunt. A seasoned traveler, he especially loved his and Terry's many trips to Hawaii. He was passionate about anything he put his mind to and had an eclectic taste for art and music. Generous with his time and skills, he liked to spend time helping others. His career was spent mainly in manufacturing, with the last 20 plus years at Hutchinson Technology as a toolmaker. In addition to his work, he was proud to train and certify other aspiring tool makers. Hard work led to early retirement and allowed him to spend more time with his wife, Terry, at their beloved cabin up north. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, March 10 at B's on the River, 1455 County Road 27, Watertown, MN from 1-4 PM, with a service at 1:00. Memorials will be used to establish the Ron Bonstrom scholarship fund at Watertown-Mayer High School. (Published in the Star Tribune on March 5, 2018).

Gospodor, Bernard Richard
July 4, 1931 - February 27, 2018
Age 86 of Garrison, formerly of Minneapolis passed away peacefully at home on Feb 27, 2018. CW4 Gospodor was retired after a com-bined 43 yrs of military service with the Army, Army Nat'l Guard of MN and the Army Retired Reserves. He was dedicated, honorable and proud to serve his country. Interment March 12, 2018, 1PM Fort Snelling Nat'l Cemetery assembly area #2. Luncheon to follow at American Legion 6501 Portland Ave Richfield MN. Memorials to St. Croix Hospice. (Published in the Star Tribune on March 9, 2018)

Waymoth, Richard
February 16, 1955 - February 27, 2018
Age 63 of Minneapolis.

De Garcia, Dylan Demetrio
May 20, 1988 - February 26, 2018
Age 29 of St. Paul. Preceded in death by Grandparents Carlos & Tiburcia, Grandfather Ron Engel and Uncle Reinaldo. Survived by Wife Jessica, Son Dylan II, Parents Martin De Garcia & Sydney Engel, Brother Devin Riley, Grandma Phyllis Engel, many relatives and friends. Memorial Service at 1:00 p.m. on 3/8/18, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 401 Concord St., St Paul, visitation 1 hr. prior to service. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. (Published in Pioneer Press on Feb. 25, 2018)

Tarara, Barbara Jane
July 26, 1953 - February 26, 2018
Age 64 of Lakeville, lost her battle to cancer on Feb. 26, 2018, at Our Lady of Peace Hospice in Saint Paul. Barbara was born on July 26, 1953, in Rochester to Edward and Mary (Paquette) Tarara. She graduated from Rochester Mayo High School in 1971. Barbara married Thomas Wooner in 1981, in Rochester. They were later divorced. Barbara was employed as a flight attendant for TWA and American Airlines. She also worked as a stockbroker and more recently, as a real estate agent in the Twin Cities area. Barbara is survived by her son, Ryan (Tiffany) Wooner; grandson, Nolan; and granddaughter, Sloan, of Lakeville; siblings, Elizabeth (Bill) Warfield of Hammond, James (Lois Till-Tarara) of Pine Island, Steven (Deb) Tarara of Rochester, and David (Lisa) Tarara of Shakopee; and former husband, Thomas Wooner of Rochester. She was preceded in death by her parents. A memorial service is planned for 11 a.m. Saturday, April 7, at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church. Memorials are suggested to Our Lady of Peace Hospice, 2076 St. Anthony Ave, St. Paul, MN 55104 (ourladyofpeacemn.org) or to the Humane Society.

Medellin, Lora Lee (nee Keapproth)
May 9, 1950 - February 26, 2018
Age 67 of West Saint Paul. Preceded in death by husband, Paul "Moto"; brother, David Tryon. Survived by children, Becki (Troy), Josh (Kelly); granddaughter, Cora Mae; 10 siblings; her work family at Regions; many relatives & friends. As per Lora's wishes, no formal services will be held. Memorials preferred to Our Lady of Peace, 2076 St. Anthony Ave., St. Paul, MN 55104. (Published in the Pioneer Press on March 4, 2018)

Swarthout, Yvonne Adell (nee Hunder)
December 18, 1936 - February 26, 2018
Age 81 of Hopkins. Yvonne was born in Stoddard, WI in 1936 to Inga Olson and John O. Hunder. Yvonne is survived by her siblings Ray, Carrol, and Sandra; her five children David, Nancy, Jo Ann, Mike, and Lisabet; and two grandchildren, Matthew, Alexander. Yvonne graduated from DeSoto High School in 1954 and then attended Fairview Hospital School for Nursing. After 30 years of dedicated service she retired from the State of Minnesota - Regional Treatment Center in St Peter, MN. Yvonne always had a welcoming smile to everyone she met and was dedicated to taking care of others. She will be deeply missed by family and friends. There will be A Celebration of Life service on March 11, 2018, 1:30 pm, The Towers Chapel in The Glenn of Hopkins, 1011 Feltl Ct, Hopkins, MN. (Published in the Star Tribune on March 6, 2018)

Christensen, Darold Wehking
July 10, 1932 - February 25, 2018
Age 85 of Savage.

Clayton, Sugar Ray
May 5, 1956 - February 25, 2018
Age 61 of Saint Paul.

McGruder, Olan Girard
March 21, 1965 - February 24, 2018
Age 52 of Saint Louis Park.

Del Mar, Remei
December 3, 1929 - February 24, 2018
Age 88 of Saint Paul.

Hannes, Charles William, III
March 30, 1961 - February 24, 2018
Age 56 of Saint Cloud. Survived by son, Jesse; daughters, Cassy and Sommer; grandchildren, Kaelob, Matiz, Avri; brother, Bruce; sister, Cindy; many friends and family. Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, March 3 at 4PM at Place of Hope Ministries, 511 - 9th Ave. N., St. Cloud, MN. (Published in the Star Tribune on Feb. 28, 2018).

Harvey, Paul
June 25, 1957 - February 24, 2018
Age 60 of Shafer.

Larson, Kenneth Allen
December 10, 1963 - February 24, 2018
Age 54 of Hugo.

Sawyer, Richard Allen
December 29, 1934 - February 24, 2018
Age 83 of Maplewood. Richard will be lovingly remembered by daughters Suzanne and Lisa and their mother Sharon. Richard worked for many years at Farwell, Ozman and Kirk and was an avid sportsman. (Published in the Pioneer Press on Mar. 18, 2018)

Winbauer, Joan Kathleen (nee Clooten)
April 13, 1937 - February 24, 2018
Age 80 of Prior Lake.

Gieske, John Louis, Sr
January 4, 1933 - February 23, 2018
Age 85 of Inver Grove Heights. . Korean War Veteran, career as Milwaukee Railroad Engineer. Father of John Jr., David and Laurel Gieske. Preceded in death by former spouse Mary (Gieske) Schneider and siblings Eileen & Roy Gieske, Lorraine Decasseres, Shirley Vignalo, Muriel Crusan. Private ceremony was held at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. (Published in the Pioneer Press on Mar. 14, 2018)

Graham, Beth Ellen (nee Madsen)
January 19, 1965 - February 23, 2018
Age 53 of Coon Rapids. Preceded in death by father Paul, sister Amy. Survived by husband Edward; 3 children; 9 grandchildren; mother Gwen Stevens; and 5 siblings. Dearly loved and will be missed. Service March 3, 2018, 3pm, St. Johns Episcopal Church, 4201 Sheridan Ave. S. Mpls. 55410. Private interment. (Published in the Star Tribune on Feb. 28, 2018).

Jefferson, William Thomas
September 24, 1929 - February 23, 2018
Age 88 of White Bear Lake. Died Feb. 23rd surrounded by his loving family. Preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Joyce, 4 years ago and daughter Cindi recently. Active resident of White Bear for many years including Charter Member of Parkview United Church, White Bear Lake Rotary Club, 916 Foundation and many other organizations. Survived by children Scott (Alice), Kent (Ann), Colleen, Claudia Beckman (Greg), 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren sister Priscilla Weissner of St Paul and son in law Frank Zacher. Memorial Service Tuesday March 6th at 1:00, remembrance 1 hour before, reception to follow. Private interment at later date. Memorials preferred to WBL Rotary Foundation or 916 Foundation. Parkview United Church of Christ. 3737 Bellaire Ave, White Bear Lake 651-429-3396. (Published in the Pioneer Press on Mar. 4, 2018)

McDonald, Janice Irene
April 23, 1955 - February 23, 2018
Age 62 of Coon Rapids. Preceded in death by husband, Ray Anderson; father, Terry McDonald; uncle, Wallace McDonald; nephew, Koan Keene. Survived by son, Chad Anderson (Cheryl Slattery). Grandchildren, Amaya Slattery and Jay Rumsey. Mother, Beverly McDonald. Sisters, Marsha (Lyle) Taylor, Teri Keene (Dick Hanks). Brothers, Bruce McDonald, Brian (Kay) McDonald and Byron McDonald. Many nieces & nephews. A special thank you to Debbie Smeija, for all of her help and support. No service will be held. (Published in the Star Tribune on Mar. 11, 2018).

Grater, Elliot
May 27, 1944 - February 22, 2018
Age 73 of Maplewood.

Osmondson, Aarika James Automn
June 11, 1991 - February 22, 2018
Age 26 of Hudson, Wisconsin. Aarika James Automn Osmondson, aka “Baby V,” “Peanut,” “Nutmeg,” “KA-Ka,” and Mall of Aarika, a beautiful and brilliant 26-year-old woman, made her incredulous unpredictably predictable, “that’s so Aarika” exit on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, at 12:58 p.m., with the love of her life holding her earthly body. Our Peanut came into this world, like she did everything, on her own terms, on June 11, 1991, and was immediately dubbed “our favorite first-born child.” An amazing athlete, she loved the water and lettered early before swimming like a shark through her world. But her competitive spirit did not stop at the water, especially with two younger siblings. One of her most finely-honed skills was creating games with ever-evolving rules, such as the “I Forgot to Tell You, I Can Do That, but YOU can NOT” Rule, which was never to be confused with cheating. However, even in victory, she was benevolent with her brother and sister:  exercising her GENTLE WILL, Aarika’s four $1 bills were often exchanged for their single $10 bill – “As everyone knows, FOUR is more than ONE!” Aarika was one of the most generous souls we ever had the pleasure of knowing. Some know she had her head SHAVED more than once to donate to Locks of Love, most notably just before Christmas 2017 … really!!! Nice family picture!  But Aarika didn’t care about that. Rather, someone who didn’t have hair, now got her beautiful locks – after all, she could just grow more. Baby V’s uncanny ability to transform herself into the most absurdly silly-faced, blueberry-eyed cartoon character would routinely create laughter and face contortion contests in equal measure. Her irreverent sense of humor could not be contained, as she would bust out wiggling to “Achy Breaky Heart,” “Mombo #5,” “I Like Big Butts,” or “Rock Lobster” or performing an interpretive dance as a velociraptor in the middle of the road or even through the showroom of a car dealership. A trend setter and modest young woman, Aarika was quite possibly the only SIZE 0 who thought she NEEDED SPANX with her 5" heels or 4″ strappy-zippered-platform boots. The designers behind Dolce & Gabbana, Clinique, Louis Vuitton, Maybelline, Gucci and SpanX are expected to be devastated by the inspirational loss caused by the final closing of the Mall of Aarika. Our Nutmeg enjoyed Zebra Cake Rolls, Peanut Butter Cups, chocolate milk, spaghetti, eggnog, McGriddles, freshly-baked, squished bread and every crisp juicy apple that ever crossed her path. She loved to entertain and to help people join her in inappropriate laughter at the absurdities of life.  She hated “poison” (mustard), political correctness, CoNfOrMiNg, hypocrisy and stereotypes. Aarika lived more EVERY day than most do in a lifetime. Although Aarika’s language skills were no secret, most were surprised to learn that English was actually her third language, behind Mumble and Profanity. But her artistic expression went deeper than just language. Her works expressed raw emotion; from a deep, dark, cold, lonely pain that could be felt with every charcoal smudge, to the UnPaRaLLeLeD JOY brought to life through a single jubilant brush stroke. Her collections of quotations were applied equally across soul penetrating collages, insightful journals and playful ransom notes. If you are among the blessed, you possess one of Aarika’s creatively handmade-just-for-you gifts that will undoubtedly be cherished forever. Aarika’s regrets were few, but included the snake-skin pants worn in Miss Koskela’s third-grade class, “bathing” the family kitty in the LAKE, adding hot sauce to her sister’s spaghetti in 1999, crashing her brother’s car, shooting more deer than her father, allowing Jason to win at Thumb War, and beating her Mom-Bomb at Spoons, “that one time.”  Aarika considered a dare a challenge, with nearly nothing she wasn’t willing to try at least TWICE. Aarika is survived by her faithful best friend and partner of three years, Joe Zillgitt; “Mom-Bomb,” Pamela Scharton; step-dad “Three-Top,” Jason Scharton; father, James “Dork” Osmondson; stepmother, Michelle; brother, “Captain Cupcake Krusty Pantz,” Landon Osmondson; Big-Lil Sis, “Brussel Sprout,” Allaskah Scharton; stepbrother, “Bronze Charmer,” Joey Scharton; stepsister, “Llama Legs,” Jenny Scharton; stepsister, Sarah Hesse; grandma, Pauline Lawrence; grandma, Marlene Osmondson; Grandma Elsie and Grandpa Terry Scharton; and grandma, Gretchen Becherer. She is also survived by many aunts, uncles, Great-But-Not-as-Awesome as Aarika; cousins, friends and acquaintances who may have thought they were there, in part, to help Aarika. In truth, they soon realized that they had unknowingly become HER student. Preceded by many, but most notably grandpa, Floyd, grandpa, Richard, grandpa, Carl and nephew, Baby Ascher. Aarika died, as she lived, on her own terms, KICKING ADDICTION’S A$$!!  While the true cause of death has yet to be determined, she is believed to have passed after delivering a dose of her scathingly sharp wit, in an unfortunate, “I’m Rubber, You’re Glue” stand-off.  While far-fetched, it will turn out to be, most assuredly, more interesting than the facts.  Aarika’s proudest achievements were the time spent with family and the years at Joe’s side, though he is quick to say that he was most often just trying to keep up with her unlimited zest for life. Aarika filled our lives with adventure, artistry, laughter and JoY.  Thank-you, Aarika, for blessing our lives with All of YOU. Services will be held at Mount Carmel Lutheran Church, 1701 St. Anthony Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55418Tuesday, March 20, at 11 a.m., with snacks and laughter to follow.  Attendees should avoid wearing black and be prepared for spontaneous renditions of, “You are My Sunshine.” In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Saint Stephens Human Services (ststephensmpls.org/donate, 2309 Nicollet Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN 55404.  Gifts to the family will also be donated in Aarika’s name. The family’s condolences are extended to those who don’t have a daughter, sister, aunt or friend as STUPENDOUSLY FANTASTIC as our Aarika.

Roe, Nancy Elizabeth (nee Mott)
February 10, 1947 - February 22, 2018
Age 71 of North Branch. Passed away peacefully surrounded by family. Survived by son, Eric (Tami) Schell. Private services at a later date. (Published in Pioneer Press on Feb. 25, 2018).

Rusin, Thaddeus Joseph
August 15, 1957 - February 22, 2018
Age 60 of Minneapolis.

Schleusner, Cade Scott
November 29, 2017 - February 22, 2018
Age 3 months of Lake Lillian.

Walters, Jeanette Eileen
December 7, 1951 - February 22, 2018
Age 66 of Farmington.

Engelking, Joanne Marie
June 22, 1951 - February 21, 2018
Age 66 of Minneapolis.

Garcia, Ramiro Flores
October 14, 1940 - February 21, 2018
Age 77 of East Grand Forks.

Nelson, Karen Alene
November 17, 1937 - February 21, 2018
Age 80 of Woodbury. Survived by her siblings, Ray Nelson, Maxine (Gordy) Daulton, Linda Patsy, Diane Klett, great extended family and countless friends. Celebration of life on Saturday, March 10th at King of Kings Lutheran Church, 1583 Radio Drive,Woodbury 12 O'clock Noon. Please dress comfortably and colorfully. Memorials preferred. Woodbury 12 O'clock Noon. Please dress comfortably and colorfully. Memorials preferred. (Published in Pioneer Press on Mar. 1, 2018).

Olsen, Vaedynn Cavour, Sr.
July 24, 1949 - February 21, 2018
Age 68 of Dayton. Beloved family man went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Service to be held at Living Word Christian Center (763-315-7000) on March 5, 2018, 1:00 PM visitation and 2:00 PM service. (Published in the Star Tribune on Mar. 1, 2018).

Altintop, Jean Charlotte (nee Shepardson)
September 6, 1936 - February 20, 2018
Age 81 of Savage.

Reeves, Lorelei Jean
October 17, 1945 - February 20, 2018
Age 72 of Edina.

Byrnes, Terrance Patrick
October 13, 1931 - February 20, 2018
Age 86 of Burnsville, died peacefully at his home on Feb. 20th, 2018 at the age of 86. Family was at his side. Terry lived most of his life in Minnesota. After graduating from Central High, he enlisted in the Navy. He went on to graduate Magna Cum Laude at the U of M. He became a pioneer in the computer industry. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mae and Emmet; brother, Michael; sisters, Susie O'Gara and Joan Johnson; ex-wife, Janis. Terry was a kind and generous man who was loved by many. He will be deeply missed. He is survived by his son, Terry (JoGene); daughter, Tracy; stepdaughter, Deb (John) Young; stepson, Zane (Esperanza) Borg; special friend, Mardi; and grandchildren, Nick, Sean and Joia Byrnes and Dylan Gauker; along with many other relatives and friends. A service will be held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery on March 9th, 2018 at 12:30pm where he will be interred with honors. Please join us for a celebration of his life at the Event Center of Ridgeview Condominiums, 12900 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville, MN starting at 2:30 following the service. (Published in the Star Tribune on March 4, 2018)

Dillon, Samuel Earl
October 21, 1945 - February 20, 2018
Age 72 of Saint Louis Park.

Geyer, Marty Todd
July 6, 1964 - February 20, 2018
Age 53 of Blaine.

Lakedon, Emily Bernice (nee Wallene)
December 12, 1960 - February 20, 2018
Age 57 of Minneapolis.

Poplawski, Deborah Lynn
July 7, 1971 - February 20, 2018
Age 46 of Minneapolis.

Bailey, Vicki Lynn
November 19, 1955 - February 19, 2018
Age 62 of Lake Elmo. A woman of extraordinary talent, integrity, and generosity, died peacefully at home in the loving arms of her husband and daughter. Born in 1955, Vicki grew up in Black River Falls, Wisconsin and was educated in Minnesota, earning a BA in History at St. Olaf College, graduating magna cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law, and earning an MBA from the University of St. Thomas. She met her husband, Louis Speltz, at William Mitchell and they married in 1982. Vicki began her 31-year career at Advantus Capital Management as an investment attorney. When she retired, she was Chief Legal Officer for Advantus Capital Management, Chief Compliance Officer for Advantus and Securian Funds Trust, and a Vice President of Securian Financial Group. An example of just one of her accomplishments at Advantus was her key role in creating, developing, and implementing its compliance program. Vicki advised and served on many boards, and her expertise was recognized nationally: she served as President of the American College of Investment Counsel and in 2012 was named a Top Woman in Finance by Finance and Commerce. Equally important was Vicki's ability to provide leadership and to foster community at Advantus. She expected and modeled integrity and respect for others, and was a trusted mentor and legal advisor. She founded the MIMLIC Fairies, a singing group that wrote and performed original songs at company celebrations and recognition events, and even used games, skits, and an Oscar-themed ceremony to make mandatory compliance training fun. Vicki's generosity and passion for service extended far beyond her professional life. She championed the work of Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest, served on its board, and grew Junior Achievement's partnership with Securian, while also teaching classes about entrepreneurship and financial literacy for fifteen years. Her work was recognized with a top leadership award from Junior Achievement in 2012. Vicki was also a driving force in developing the Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia Foundation. As Chairman of the Board, Vicki spear-headed fundraising for the Foundation, the development of clinical centers, and the creation of a patient registry. Vicki hosted four to five holiday parties a year at Visitation Monastery of Minneapolis, where children played games to win school supplies, homemade cupcakes, Halloween costumes, household staples, and toys. Over the course of twenty years, these parties have strengthened community ties for thousands of schoolchildren in North Minneapolis. Vicki's love of parties, and gift for connecting people, carried over into the many ways she brought together her friends and extended families, baking magnificent desserts, hosting exuberant showers, and most important of all, initiating an annual Speltz family reunion. When the children were young, the latter included "Olympic" games, complete with an opening ceremony, flags, and trophies. Her creativity and level-headed thinking will be sorely missed by all. Vicki is survived by her husband Louis Speltz and her daughter Elizabeth Speltz (David DeWitt); her sisters Patty Iverson, Betty Dobson, Nellie Kniseley and Donna Larson; and her brothers Bill Bailey and Jim Bailey. The memorial service and reception will be held at The Woman's Club in Minneapolis (410 Oakgrove St., Minneapolis, MN) on March 19, 2018 at 11 am. Her private interment will be at the Lakewood Cemetery Garden Mausoleum. Memorial gifts can be made to the PCD Foundation, Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest, or the Visitation Monastery of Minneapolis. (Published in Pioneer Press from Feb. 26 to Mar. 4, 2018).

Brown, Janet Mary (nee Richardson)
January 22, 1956 - February 19, 2018
Age 62 of Scandia. Preceded in death by her parents Edwin and Cecelia (Heininger) Richardson and brothers Reginald and Edwin Jr. Richardson. Janet passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to Janet. She will be missed dearly. Janet is survived by her husband Allen; sisters Joyce Kaufman (Doug), Vicky Jadwinski (Stan), Diane Zuniga (Felix); brothers Joe (Angie), Thad (Sue), and Phil Richardson; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends, and by beloved dogs Z, Max, and Ruby. Celebration of Life will be at a later date. (Published in Pioneer Press on Feb. 23, 2018).

Cahow, Clifford William
July 30, 1959 - February 18, 2018
Age 58 of Minneapolis.

Ries, Nicholas Edward
February 24, 1951 - February 18, 2018
Age 66 of Minneapolis.

Schmidt, William Alvin
April 24, 1956 - February 18, 2018
Age 61 of Cambridge. Veteran USMC. Beloved and missed by his children William Jr., Amy and James; grandchildren: Brianna, Christian and little Isaiah; many siblings, nieces and nephews, and many good friends. Bill took pride in his career, working on vehicles and many outdoor activities. He will be remembered for his positive attitude and easy-going personality. In lieu of flowers, donation to family preferred. Service at Sacred Heart Church – 840 E 6th St. St. Paul, MN – Visitation at 9:00am. Mass and luncheon to follow. Private Interment at Fort Snelling. (Published in Pioneer Press on Feb. 25, 2018).

Wagner, Vivian M (nee Johnson)
May 18, 1927 - February 18, 2018
Age 90 of Bloomington. Preceded in death by husband, Charles; sons Michael and Gary. Survived by son, Scott; daughters Denise and Charlene; 5 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren. Celebration of life will be held on March 11, 2018 from 2-5 pm at the American Legion, 6501 Portland Ave., Richfield. (Published in the Star Tribune on February 25, 2018).

DesCombaz, Gary Lee
January 19, 1947 - February 17, 2018
Age 71 of Minneapolis. Survived by sons, Paul (Mary) Michael (Heather) & grandsons Jackson & Luke. Siblings Cynthia, Linda, Cheryl, Tom (Janice). Preceded in death by parents Elmer, Lucille; sister Denise; brother-in-law Gary Johnson. 1965 grad. of Anoka H.S. and a Viet Nam Vet. Known for his humor, love of music, and artistic ability. Private memorial. (Published in the Star Tribune on February 25, 2018)

Juen, Constance L
April 29, 1947 - February 17, 2018
Age 70 of Stacy.

Rosequist, Terry Richard
April 13, 1954 - February 17, 2018
Age 63 of Minneapolis, passed away peacefully at home 2/17/18 after battling cancer. Preceded in death by his father, Curtis; survived by mother, Ruth; brothers, Mark, Steve; and longtime companion, Kathy Kraemer. Terry led an active life: skiing, camping, motorcycle trips, building and fixing anything, hosting many gatherings (i.e. Gramp's cabin on Woman Lake) and much more. His loyalty, sensitivity, compassion and great sense of humor will be missed. A celebration open house will be Thurs., 3/1, 6:30-9 pm, at Cremation Society of MN, 7110 France Ave. S., Edina, MN. In lieu of flowers, donor's choice. (Published in the Star Tribune on February 25, 2018)

Southworth, Donald Roger
March 7, 1938 - February 17, 2018
Age 79 of Inver Grove Heights. With heartfelt sorrow we share that our beloved husband, father, gandfather and great-gandfather and dear friend to so many. Donald R. Southworth, passed peacefully at home on February 17, 2018 in Inver Grove Heights, MN. Born in Duluth, MN, a US Army Veteran, retiree after 36 years at Ecolab. Don's greatest joy was his family and most of all his wife, Joyce, of 59 years. Known for his endless warmth, kindness and devotion to all that he loved, he is survived by his wife, Joyce, his daughters Cari (Ken Brown), Lani (Tim Stokke), Diane (Rick Bratten), his grandchildren Dale, Ashley (Andy), April (Steve), Adam (Jessica), great grandchildren Oliver, Allison and Zoe. Preceded in death by his father and mother George and Lualice Southworth, siblings George, Jane (Conant) and Lualice; father and mother-in-law Carl and Marian Anderson and brothers-in-law Richard, Gary and Michael along with nephews Rex and Roger all from Duluth, MN. Funeral 1:00 PM with visitation 12:00 PM on Saturday, February 24 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 7600 Cahill Ave., Inver Grove Heights, MN. Luncheon to follow. (Published in Pioneer Press on Feb. 21, 2018)

Biermeier, Christine Marie (nee Beckering)
July 17, 1970 - February 16, 2018
Age 47 of Eagan.

Johnson, Orvin Victor
November 18, 1927 - February 16, 2018
Age 90 of Minneapolis.

Mackey, Barry Alan
December 4, 1957 - February 16, 2018
Age 60 of Burnsville.

McCurdy, Mark Richard
December 29, 1959 - February 16, 2018
Age 58 of Mound. Preceded in death by parents, Richard and Mary. Survived by children, Kristin (Steve) Kzaley, Erin (Nathan) Donner; grandchildren, Elise, Connor, Casey, Katie, Layla, London, & Lincoln. Private services. (Published in the Star Tribune on February 25, 2018)

Shannon, Elizabeth "Betty" Whittemore
August 1, 1925 - February 16, 2018
Age 92 of Maple Grove. Preceded in death by her parents, James and Nellie Whittemore, three sisters, two brothers, and many other precious loved ones. She is survived by her loving son (his wife) and daughter, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, two brothers and two sisters. The memorial service will be held February 26th, 2018, 11:00 AM at the Colonial Church of Edina, 6200 Colonial Way, Edina, MN 55436. Interment will be at Grove Lake Cemetery. Memorials preferred to the donor's favorite charity. (Published in the Star Tribune on February 25, 2018)

Ayala Morales, Edgar
December 8, 1954 - February 15, 2018
Age 63 of Saint Cloud.

Dietz II, William Edward
May 3, 1934 - February 15, 2018
Age 83 of Minnetonka.

Heyde, Milton Peter Matthew
January 21, 1960 - February 15, 2018
Age 58 of Hampton, Iowa.

Serena, Jeffery Blake
January 5, 1956 - February 15, 2018
Age 62 of Plymouth.

Zuber, Nancy Elizabeth (nee Altman)
April 17, 1936 - February 15, 2018
Age 81 of St. Paul. Born in St. Paul to Louis G and Mildred M (Luce) Altman, she attended St. Agnes Grade and High School and the University of Minnesota. She was a retired Social Worker for Ramsey County. She is survived by daughter Andrea Zuber (Leon Boeckermann) and son Phillip Zuber, grandsons Jacob Zuber and William Davies. Her best friend and constant companion for the past 22 years, Delmar Smith, also survives her. Nancy and Del spent 18 winters in Arizona and loved traveling. Nancy wrote and published books on the ancestry of each of her four grandparents, having visited every ancestral homeland in Europe and Canada. Other favorite pastimes were spending time with her family, camping, playing the piano and guitar, and conducting sing-a-longs. The family would like to thank Health Partners Hospice and the staff at the Waters of Highland Park for the care they gave her, making her transition a beautiful and peaceful process. Burial was private.(Published in the Pioneer Press on February 18, 2018).

Nickoloff, Anne Harriett (nee Nickerson)
March 12, 1934 - February 15, 2018
Age 83 of Roseville.  Preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Robert S. Nickoloff; her parents, Maxwell and Katherine Nickerson; her brother-in-law, Jay Taggart; her sister-in-law, Constance (Harlan) Hedtke; and Harlan Hedtke. Survived by her sister, Katie (Jay) Taggart; her daughter, Sara Nickoloff; sons Charles and Bo Nickoloff; daughter-in-law Tamara (Charles) Nickoloff; nine grandchildren; and many lov-ing nephews, friends and extended family members. Anne was born in Oak Park, IL in 1934, where she grew up and graduated from high school. Prior to her marriage to Bob, she attended the University of Michigan as an art major. She and Bob lived for 30 years in Hibbing, MN, where they raised their family and were members of St. James Episcopal Church. After moving to St. Paul in 1987, they became members of St. Mary's Episcopal Church, where Anne remained actively involved for another 30 years. She and Bob, along with many friends and family members, enjoyed summertime at the Dewey Lake cabin, winter trips to Grand Cayman, and hosting warm gather-ings at their homes in both Hibbing and St. Paul. Anne was an accom-plished artist, a wonderful friend, a devoted and generous mother and grandmother, a lover of classic movies and large dogs-especially great danes, and also a passionate fan of the Michigan Wolverines. She will be missed by many who knew and loved her. A funeral service will be held for Anne at St. Mary's Episcopal Church (1895 Laurel Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55104) at 11:00AM on Saturday, March 3, 2018. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St. Mary's, or to Allina Health Hospice Foundation (3915 Golden Valley Road, Minneapolis, MN 55422). (Published in the Star Tribune on February 18, 2018).

Larter, Kristine Dallas
January 31, 1933 - February 15, 2018
Age 85 of Warren.

Carter Jr., Eugene Russell
May 15, 1942 - February 15, 2018
Age 75 of St. Paul.

Westergreen, Carol Ann (nee Englert)
December 7, 1956 - February 14, 2018
Age 61 of Bloomington, MN passed away 2-14-18 due to complications of diabetes. Preceded in death by her parents, Vivian (Falkman) and Willard Englert. Survived by her son, Adam. Memorial service Friday, March 2, 11:00 am. Visitation 1 hour prior to service. Redemption Lutheran Church, 927 E. Old Shakopee Rd, Bloomington, MN 55420. Memorials preferred to the church or family. (Published in the Star Tribune on February 25, 2018)

Rocheford Jr., James Trow
February 12, 1950 - February 14, 2018
Age 68 of Minneapolis. Preceded in death by parents, James T. Rocheford, Sr. and Jane Y. Rocheford. Survived by siblings Rita Rocheford (Colleen Convey), Michele (Tom Towle), JoAnn (John Pastorius), Lawrence (Beth) and many nieces and nephews. Jim's talents included his artistic abilities, and he had a lifelong passion for horses and love for his family. Memorial service at The Church of the Assumption Catholic Church, 51 7th St. W., Saint Paul, MN 55102, 651-224-7536 on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 10:00am. Memorials to donor's choice. (Published in the Star Tribune on February 19, 2018).

Heaver, Keith William
January 6, 1954 - February 14, 2018
Age 64 of St. Paul, formerly of Chicago, passed away February 14, 2018. Preceded in death by parents, William and Katherine Heaver; and brothers, Bill and Bob. Survived by Tiffany (Mike Mason) and Travis; former wife, Peggy; sister, Antoinette; sister-in-law, Teresa Druzgala-Heaver; and other loving family and friends. Keith pursued his passions with creativity, dedication, and perfectionism. His legacy lives on through the wealth of beautiful homes and businesses built over a 39-year career as a Designer and Contractor, as well as his contributions to men's gymnastics as an athlete, coach, and judge. A gentle soul, kindhearted friend, and proud dad, we hold our memories close. Come celebrate Keith's life on Monday, February 26, 2018 at Midpointe Event Center, 415 Pascal St. N, Saint Paul, MN 55104. Visitation at 4:30pm. Service at 6:30pm with reception to follow. (Published in the Pioneer Press on February 21, 2018)

Phomma, Orn (nee Prahontop)
September 22, 1938 - February 14, 2018
Age 79 of Rosemount.

Steffen, Charles Edward
March 29, 1951 - February 14, 2018
Age 66 of New Brighton. Burial service at Fort Snelling National Cemetery (Gate 2 Assembly 2) March 3rd 2018 at 11:30am. (Published in the Star Tribune on February 28, 2018)

Farmer, Judith Lehman
October 8, 1935 - February 14, 2018
Age 82 of Minneapolis, passed away on February 14, 2018, after a year-long struggle with neuro-endocrine cancer. She was 82. Judy was a life-long leader and organizer who became the longest serving member of the Minneapolis School Board. Judy was born in 1935 in Denver, Colorado, the only child of Amer Lehman and Joy Kinkel Lehman. She attended elementary school in Denver and a one-room school in Idalia, Colorado, where she lived on her grandfather's homestead. She then moved to nearby Wray, Colorado. Growing up, she raised 4-H calves including a grand champion, Coronado. Judy was determined, stubborn and persistent, even in her teens. When a family friend boasted that he made the world's best fudge, she spent many hours developing a recipe that even he had to admit was better. It became a family Christmas favorite. In college at Stanford she majored in History and studied Russian, and met her future husband, Ted. Judy dedicated her life to public education, children's and social justice issues, and Democratic politics. She inherited her passion for politics from her father, and first became personally involved as a volunteer coordinator for Citizens for Kennedy in 1960. After college she took education courses and became a high school teacher. She taught social studies at the Taipei American School in Taiwan, in Seattle and in Sudbury, Massachusetts, before moving to Minnesota in 1968. She served as the director of the Southeast Cooperative Nursery School and then helped to plan and implement Southeast Alternatives (SEA), an innovative, federally supported choice program within the Minneapolis Public Schools. She was most deeply involved with the establishment of Marcy Open School, a component of SEA. There she worked as the parent and community resource coordinator in an office marked with big letters "OPOP" - Other People Other Places - that helped students go out into the community to learn about things they were interested in and invited people from the community to come into the school and tell students about what they did. In 1979 Judy ran for the Minneapolis School Board where she served for 27 years. At the state level she served a term as the president of the Minnesota School Boards Association, and at the national level chaired the Council of Great City Schools. She had awesome people skills, mobilized large numbers of volunteers for causes, and mentored many individuals who were new to public service. Judy was active in DFL politics, and in numerous campaigns, including service as the 5th District coordinator for Jessie Jackson's presidential campaign in 1988. She was a long time member of the League of Women Voters, the National Organization for Women, and the NAACP, Planned Parenthood, the Southern Poverty Law Center. She was on the board of Way to Grow, and after retiring from the school board, she headed Kids Voting Minneapolis. Judy had an insatiable curiosity about the world. After college she spent a year working in Denmark and traveling in Western Europe. Later adventures took her to East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. For her 50th wedding anniversary she organized a trip to Greece and Turkey. In 2012 she and Ted traveled around the world with the Semester at Sea Program. She is survived by her husband of 59 years Edward (Ted) Farmer, a daughter, Joy, a son, Edward (Ellen Gunnarsdottir), and two grandsons, Henry and Edward (Teddy). Plans for a memorial service are pending. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be sent to Way to Grow (125 W. Broadway Ave. Suite 110, Minneapolis, MN 55411) or the Southern Poverty Law Center (400 Washington Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36104). (Published in the Star Tribune on February 20, 2018)

Gordon, Verona "Pep" Olean (nee Christofferson), RN, PhD, FAAN
October 3, 1923 - February 13, 2018
Age 94 of Chaska. She was preceded in death by her parents Clara and Gunder Christofferson, husband A.H. "Bud" Gordon, five siblings including her identical twin, Verna "Kit" Peterjohn, and her daughter, Susan Abernathy. Known for tenacity, kindness, caring and inspiration, she achieved her Doctorate in mid-life becoming Professor of Nursing at the University of Minnesota. She was ahead of her time in education and research, and was dedicated to ensuring positive change in women's lives. Verona was the first female recipient of the Edgar M. Carlson Award for Distinguished Teaching while at Gustavus. She was the founder of "Insight" an innovative cognitive therapy program for women with depression. She is survived by her children, Candace Gordon (Tim McClellan), Beth (Sam) Sachs, Chris Lizée, Rob (Nancy Lange) Gordon, and son-in-law, Mike Abernathy. Her delight was her seven granddaughters, Leah and Sage Abernathy, Ellie and Abby Gordon, Tracy and Marit Lizée and Hadley Sachs. She also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, students and friends around the globe. She was inspired by nature and learning. Memorials preferred to the U of M Arboretum, Mt. Olivet WEST Music Ministry or an uplifting/empowering women's program in need. A Memorial service will be held on May 17, 2018 at Mt. Olivet (West Campus in Victoria) at 11:00 followed by a light luncheon. (Published in the Star Tribune on February 25, 2018)

Ulferts, Darren Peter
July 13, 1967 - February 13, 2018
Age 50 of Eagan. Joined the Angels following a courageous battle against cancer. He was born July 13, 1967. Darren is survived by his wife, Lori Johnson, children, Asia, Dylan and Dawson, granddaughters Sadie and Mariah, brother Dean, parents Valoree and Daryl. Celebration of Darren's life will be held 10 am Saturday 2/17/18 at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, Eagan. Visitation at 9am. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family. (Published in the Star Tribune on February 16, 2018).

Vande Stowe, Larry Dale
August 16, 1941 - February 13, 2018
Age 76 of Saint Paul.

Doughty, Stephen
August 10, 1954 - February 13, 2018
Age 63 of Inver Grove Heights.

Jamieson, Robert "Bob"Wallace
December 5, 1923 - February 13, 2018
Age 94 of St. Louis Park, died peacefully at home, on February 13, 2018, surrounded by his family. Bob was born in Santa Monica, CA in 1923. He started playing cello at age 7. By high school he was performing professionally in the Brodetsky Ensemble. He served in the 370th Army Air Force Band and Armed Forces Radio Service during WWII. In 1946, he won the LA Philharmonic young artist's competition. At the age of 23, Bob joined the LA Philharmonic as assistant principal cellist. He also played for many motion picture soundtracks in Hollywood. Bob moved to New York in 1948 and joined the New York City Opera and Ballet, toured with the NBC Symphony under Arturo Toscanini and studied and performed at Tanglewood. Bob became principal cellist with the Minneapolis Symphony (now the Minnesota Orchestra) in 1951 and retired in 1991. He also performed in the MO String Quartet, the Arts Quartet, the University of Minnesota String Quartet, the Minnesota Chamber Soloists and Trio Minnesota. Bob taught hundreds of students in his private studio and as an adjunct faculty at the University of Minnesota, University of St. Thomas, University of St. Catherine, and Macalaster College. After retirement, he continued to play the cello, as well as the viola da gamba and recorder. Bob was an avid bicyclist, enjoyed canoeing, studied Chinese language and music, and loved good jokes and bad puns. Bob had a gentle spirit that was full of humor, grace and generosity. He touched many lives and will be greatly missed. He is survived by his daughters Lisa and spouse Steve, Mari and partner Katie, granddaughter Sophie Butigan, former wife Laurice Jamieson and longtime partner Anne Murrill and family. Preceded in death by long time partner, Nancy Rosen. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Please contact his daughters at Robert.w.jamieson@gmail.com to be notified. (Published in the Star Tribune on February 25, 2018)

Sherman, Susan Kay (nee Workman)
April 13, 1940 - February 12, 2018
Age 77 of Apple Valley.

Laughton, Sharlene Helga
May 31, 1937 - February 12, 2018
Age 80 of St. Paul. Preceded in death by mother, Hazel; and sister, Dolores. Survived by family and friends. Sharlene was a woman of many artistic talents. She had a variety of vocations in both the art and medical fields. Sharlene always felt that she had lived a wonderful and full life. She will be missed by all of us. Private family celebration of life. (Published in the Pioneer Press on February 18, 2018).

Bassler, Mary Breen
July 10, 1935 - February 12, 2018
Age 82 of Eagan.

Klemz, Deborah C.
November 26, 1950 - February 12, 2018
Age 67 of Blaine.

Bader, Doris Eileen (nee Gray)
December 23, 1925 - February 12, 2018
Age 92 of Brooklyn Center, formerly of North Dakota. Preceded in death by husband, Herbert Bader. Survived by children, Jeff (Linda) Bader and Mary (Randy) Schuefftan; grandchildren Elizabeth Bader, Jessica (Mark) Ocaba, Jennifer (Jake Austin) Schuefftan, Sara (Alex) Anderson; brother-in-law, Irving Bader; nephew, Bill (Tammy) Bader; and many friends. Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. (Published in the Star Tribune on February 18, 2018).

Guter, Andana Tulia (nee Petrescu)
June 3, 1958 - February 12, 2018
Age 59 of Minneapolis. She was born in Cluj, Romania, and immigrated to the United States in 1987. Andana trained at Yale University, and moved to Minnesota in 1996. She dedicated her life to helping others, serving as a Physician for 25 years at Allina, Park Nicollet, and North Clinic. Preceded in death by father Gheorghe Petrescu. Survived by children Evelyne, Jonathan, Joshua and Bertrand; mother Silvia Petrescu; sister Amanda Radulescu (Mircea); niece Cosima; nephew Mihnea; ex-husband Viorel and other family, friends and colleagues. Visitation Thursday 5-7 pm in Eden Prairie. Private interment at Grandview Park Cemetery. Arrangements: Crescent Tide Funeral Home 651-315-8214. (Published in the Star Tribune on February 15, 2018).

Bistodeau, Cheryl Dawn (nee Hawkinson)
September 8, 1946 - February 11, 2018
Age 71 of North Branch.

Simons, Bernice Marie (nee Hintz)
December 16, 1940 - February 11, 2018
Age 77 of Maplewood. Memorial service Saturday March 10, 2018 at 11:00 AM with a luncheon to follow. No visitation. Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 2410 Stillwater Rd E. Maplewood, MN 55119. (Published in the Pioneer Press on March 8, 2018).

Sargent, Geraldine Ann (nee Johnson)
April 6, 1954 - February 11, 2018
Age 63 of Minneapolis. Preceded in death by husband Melvin Sargent Jr.; daughter, Mira; parents, Jerome and Rita Johnson; and grandson, Lorenzo Harris. Survived by children, Nova, Apollo (Megan), Drew, Crystal, Jerome (Ashley); grandchildren, Tyanisha, Donnaya, Na'mira, Apollo Jr., Maurice, NaReesa, Peyton, Carter, Alexia; and great-granddaughter, A'mira. Services will be held at Gichitwaa Kateri Indian Ministries, 3045 Park Ave S., Mpls. with a wake Thursday, Feb. 15 at 5pm and funeral service Friday, Feb. 16 at 11am. (Published in the Star Tribune on February 18, 2018).

Hayes, Mary Ann Delores (nee Smithrud)
May 5, 1940 - February 11, 2018
Age 77 of St. Francis.

Waidelich, Darrell William
September 2, 1940 - February 10, 2018
Age 77 of St. Paul, passed away after a battle with amyloidosis. Preceded in death by parents, Ross and Pauline, and sister, Lorraine Bauman. Survived by siblings, Marilyn (Paul) Anderson, Gordon (Sandy), Jeanne Riley, and 13 nieces and nephews. Darrell was born in Charles City, Iowa and went on to serve for 8 years in the US Air Force. He worked as an auditor with Northwest Airlines for the remainder of his career. After his retirement, Darrell spent 18 years doing charitable work for AARP. His main passion was BMW motorbikes, and he logged over a quarter of a million miles in his lifetime. Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery at later date. (Published in the Star Tribune on February 18, 2018).

Klein, Ronald Daniel
May 9, 1937 - February 10, 2018
Age 80 of Burnsville. Preceded in death by parents Dan & Irene Klein, sister Mary Jo. Survived by the love of his life and wife of nearly 60 years, Vera; sons, Dan (Suzy), Jeff (Karen), Bill (Lisa), and 'Favorite Daughter' Anne Klein-Pahl; brother Dennis Paul (Judy); sisters-in-law Arlene Callander, Ann Klein and Karen Merrick, 10 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, the Boundary Waters Boys, loving family and friends. Ron graduated in 1955 from Vocational High School in Mpls. He then entered Northwestern Electronics (in Mpls.) where he taught after graduating. He joined Control Data in 1967 as an instructor. A special Thank You to the Staff of Fairview Hospice and Home Care. Ron and Vera made Burnsville their home for the last 50 years. A Celebration of Life open house will be April 7th, 2pm-5pm at their home. (Published in the Star Tribune on February 18, 2018).

Utecht Sr., Erich Fritz Carl
January 18, 1921 - February 10, 2018
Age 97 of St. Paul.

Garrett, Kimberly Jo
January 5, 1958 - February 10, 2018
Age 60 of St. Paul. beloved mother, midwife and friend passed away on Feb 10th at noon, while local church bells rang nearby her home. Kim is survived by her children, Annah, Sean and Molly Garrett, granddaughter Mila, daughter-in-law Michon Garrett and son-in-law-to-be Joseph Todd. Kim's belief in the loving power of family shown in every choice she made, including her calling to be a Traditional Midwife. Kim was present to over a thousand babies arriving into this world. She would say it was seeing "Love recognize Love" as they were given into their parents' arms. Kim loved celebrating holidays and was gratefully able to share one more season with her loved ones. We wish we had had many more years with you to laugh and garden and cook together. You taught us so much about love and touched so many lives with your soaring eagle's spirit. You will be missed and remembered with great joy always. Kim will be remembered and celebrated at Solomon's Porch on February 18, 2018 4:00-6:00 PM. Address: 100 W 46th St, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419. (Published in the Star Tribune on February 15, 2018).

Wells-Gronning, Sun Young (nee Howe)
September 27, 1984 - February 9, 2018
Age 33 of St. Paul.

Whalen, Virginia Mae (nee Gonzales)
October 22, 1940 - February 9, 2018
Age 77 of Circle Pines.

Davis, Janelle Lin (nee Forster)
July 23, 1972 - February 9, 2018
Age 45 of Stillwater.

Patterson, Patricia Ann (nee Carlson)
January 26, 1954 - February 8, 2018
Age 64 of Chisago City.

Willner, Jennifer Ann
March 17, 1968 - February 8, 2018
Age 49 of White Bear Lake, died at her apartment in White Bear Lake as a result of stroke complications. Survived by parents Bill & Virginia Willner; brother Bill (Mary) Willner and their family (Will & Bridgett); aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews and friends. Services will be held February 23 at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 4537 Third Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN with visitation at 10:AM followed by 11:AM Mass and lunch at the same location. (Published in the Pioneer Press on February 18, 2018).

Zhou, Weiying
June 3, 1935 - February 8, 2018
Age 82 of Edina.

Gross, Gary Albert
May 29, 1956 - February 8, 2018
Age 61 of Minneapolis.

White, Connor Joe
October 7, 1994 - February 8, 2018
Age 23 of St. Cloud.

Caldwell, Jimmie Cortez
October 12, 1961 - February 7, 2018
Age 56 of St. Paul.

Renken, Jerry
April 10, 1947 - February 7, 2018
Age 70 of St. Paul.

Fisher, Scott Joseph
April 18, 1948 - February 7, 2018
Age 69 of Minneapolis.

Noe, Brian Keith
September 21, 1961 - February 7, 2018
Age 56 of Saint Paul.

Payan, Salomon
October 22, 1962 - February 7, 2018
Age 55 of Annandale.

Thesing, Neil Allen
July 27, 1984 - February 7, 2018
Age 33 of Rosemount. He is survived by parents Doug & Cherie Thesing; siblings, Cris (Kelly), John (Andy), Nick, Katie; and Grandma Carolyn. Celebration of life will take place Sat., Feb. 10, Hosannah Lutheran Church, 9600 163rd St. W., Lakeville. Visitation 12 noon, followed by service 1PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred. (Published in the Star Tribune on February 11, 2018).

Kanie, Illomay Etta Wehling
March 10, 1932 - February 7, 2018
Age 85 of Plymouth.

Adamo, Dora
July 30, 1924 - February 6, 2018
Age 93 of Saint Paul.

Bakke, Donald Parker
April 18, 1933 - February 6, 2018
Age 84 of Bloomington.

Goracke, Patricia Helen (nee Crow)
March 17, 1930 - February 6, 2018
Age 87 of Oak Park Heights.

Huston, Jean Marie (nee Fitzenberger)
December 10, 1962 - February 6, 2018
Age 55 of Maplewood, passed away peacefully surrounded by family after a short, but courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Proceded in death by her parents Lloyd & Patricia Fitzenberger and sister, Judy Meyhoff. Survived by loving husband David Huston; Children Kelly (Tony) Fitzgerald, Michelle & Allison Hoffer. Stepsons, Tony (Kim), Rob, Nick, & Jake Huston; Grandchildren Jonathon & Celestine; Brothers Jim, Jerry (Sue), John, & Joe (Gretchen) Fitzenberger; Nieces, nephews and many friends. Jean was 36 year employee at 3M and touched many people's lives over the course of that time. She enjoyed traveling, playing cards, and spending her summer weekends at Fish Lake Resort with family and friends. She had a contagious smile and a heart of gold. She will be missed dearly. Funeral service will be held on Saturday February 17th, 2018 at Olivet Congregational Church, 1850 Iglehart Ave, St. Paul, MN 55104 at 2:30 PM, with visitation and gathering 1 hour prior. A Celebration of Life will follow at the South St. Paul VFW, 111 Concord Exchange S., South St. Paul, MN 55075 from 4-8 PM. (Published in the Pioneer Press on February 11, 2018).

Larum, Karen Kay (nee Gillespie)
February 16, 1961 - February 6, 2018
Age 56 of Annandale. She is survived by many loving friends and family. A memorial service will be held on February 16, 2018 at 7:30 pm at The Lodge at Baker Park Reserve Near-Wilderness Settlement, Maple Plain, MN. (Published in the Star Tribune on February 11, 2018).

Sorensen, Richard Lyle
January 8, 1945 - February 6, 2018
Age 73 of Savage. Richard was born on January 8, 1945 and passed away on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. Richard was a resident of Minnesota at the time of passing. (Published online on Feb. 10, 2018 courtesy of Tributes.com)

Retherford, Jay Samuel
April 26, 1960 - February 5, 2018
Age 57 of Apple Valley. Survived by wife, Cynthia; children, Josh (Abby), Chris (Dana); grandchildren, Mia, Gideon, and Lucy. Celebration of Life on Thursday, Feb. 15 from 4-8PM at Rosemount VFW, 2625 - 120th St. W, Rosemount, MN 55068. Appetizers provided with cash bar available. Memorials preferred to family. (Published in the Star Tribune on February 11, 2018).

Larson, Ronald Bruce
January 13, 1941 - February 5, 2018
Age 77 of Chisago City.

James, Marshall Wayne
July 11, 1962 - February 5, 2018
Age 55 of Fridley. Preceded in death by parents, Clyde and Sharon James. Survived by brother, Martin (Kathy); nephews, Kyle and Matthew; many other relatives and friends. Will be laid to rest with his parents at Livonia Cemetery. (Published in the Star Tribune on February 11, 2018).

Stang, Cris Andrew (aka Christopher)
December 5, 1926 - February 5, 2018
Age 91 of Mahtomedi.

Cady, Charlene Cornelius (nee Cornelius)
November 3, 1958 - February 4, 2018
Age 59 of White Bear Lake. Survived by husband, Paul; sons, Benton and Charles; mother, Darleen Cornelius; sister, Peggi (Gino) Monico; niece, Anna and other family members and friends. Preceded in death by father, Charles Cornelius and sister, DeAnn. Char was loving, dedicated and fun. Char taught Special Education for over 30 years at Central Middle School in White Bear Lake. Memorial service Friday, February 9 at 5:00PM with visitation 4:00PM at CHRIST THE KING LUTHERAN CHURCH, 1660 Birch Lake Ave White Bear Lake. Memorials preferred to White Bear Lake Educational Foundation. Bradshaw 651-407-8300. (Published in the Star Tribune on February 7, 2018).

Engle, Edward James
January 28, 1921 - February 4, 2018
Age 97 of Maplewood.

Gregory, Deane Arthur
December 11, 1921 - February 4, 2018
Age 96 of Farmington. Preceded in death by wife of 67 years Ann Gregory; and brother Keith Gregory. Survived by children Judy (Kevin) Kramer, Tom (Becky), Nancy (Brian) Field; sister, LuJean Swanlund; 8 grandchildren; and 6 great-grand-children. Private family service. (Published in the Star Tribune on February 11, 2018).

Campbell, Alan Lee
March 3, 1957 - February 3, 2018
Age 60 of Lake Elmo.

Strand, Theron Christian
November 28, 1968 - February 3, 2018
Age 49 of Little Canada. Beloved Son, Brother and Uncle Passed away peacefully on February 3, 2018. Celebration of life at North Heights Lutheran Church, 2701 Rice St., Roseville, MN on Friday, Feb. 9 at 2pm with visitation one hour prior. (Published in the Pioneer Press on February 7, 2018).

Troidl, Shelley Ann
July 22, 1956 - February 3, 2018
Age 61 of Saint Louis Park.

Warford, Paula Trese (nee Wagner)
January 1, 1958 - February 3, 2018
Age 60 of Roseville.

Whipps, Wade Alan
October 9, 1959 - February 3, 2018
Age 58 of Burnsville. He was the President of Jet Stream Services Inc. He was a life long musician, loved flying, and treasured his family. He is survived by wife, Mary Kay; children, Cody, Jason, Bria (Anthony), (Megan); 9 grandchildren; mother, Cathy (Sylvan) Rue; brothers, Douglas, Darren; many nieces and nephews. Celebration of life is an open house at Mary Kay's house from 2pm-6pm on Feb 17, 2018. (Published in the Star Tribune on February 11, 2018).

Goffin, Erin G
July 8, 1953 - February 2, 2018
Age 64 of Minneapolis. He is survived by siblings Pat, Sean Byron & Holly & extended family. Services to be determined. His energetic personality & zest will be missed by all than knew him. (Published in the Star Tribune on February 8, 2018).

Kiedrowski-Rengstorff, Irene (nee Cramond)
September 15, 1925 - February 2, 2018
Age 92 of Bloomington. A loving mother (Mumsie), grandmother, and great-grandmother; her warm smile and witty sense of humor will be deeply missed. Irene was born September 15, 1925 in Minneapolis, MN. Preceded in death by parents, Walter and Nellie Cramond; husbands, Edmund A. Kiedrowski, Lyman Rengstorff; grandson, Matthew Morrell; twin brother, Edward Cramond; 4 additional siblings; and son-in-law Kriss Hagen. She is survived by children: Edmund T. Kiedrowski, David Kiedrowski (Pam), Helen Morrell (Kevin), Mary Hagen, and JoAnn Dietzler (Bernie). She is survived by 9 grandchildren, 9 great-grand-children; sister-in-law Helen Kiedrowski; significant other, John Gorman and family; and many loving nieces, nephews and friends. Special thanks to the staff at Martin Luther Campus; and Fairview Hospital Hospice. Private family interment at Fort Snelling. (Published in the Star Tribune on February 11, 2018).

Spiess, Arlene Velma (nee Everson)
August 7, 1927 - February 2, 2018
Age 90 of Maplewood. She is survived by her loving children Tim, Nan, Gary, Barbara and Ronald. She was a devoted "Granny" to 14 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by many dear family members and friends. Per Mom's request, a private celebration of her life will be held at a later date. She will be missed. Our family would like to thank the caregivers of the Homestead at Maplewood and HealthPartners Hospice for their kind and loving care. (Published in the Pioneer Press on February 4, 2018).

Tourville, Judith Marcella (nee Sanders)
May 6, 1928 - February 2, 2018
Age 89 of Fridley. Survived by husband, Robert B. Tourville; daughter, Roberta Tourville, 6 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren. Luncheon at the American Legion, 7365 Central Ave NE, 763-786-0920, Tuesday, 2/6 from 2:30 - 5pm. (Published in the Star Tribune on February 5, 2018).

Napp, Suellen K. (nee Thomas)
September 13, 1952 - February 2, 2018
Age 65 of New Brighton.

Whitney, Roy Evan
December 8, 1950 - February 2, 2018
Age 67 of Forest Lake.

Rooke, William Wayne
June 28, 1962 - February 1, 2018
Age 55 of West Saint Paul. Passed away after a long-fought battle with kidney and heart disease. Bill is survived by siblings Julie (Chris) Anderson, Pamela (Lee Gregory) Rooke, niece Lauren Anderson, and nephews Jason Anderson and Atticus Gregory. Bill is preceded in death by his mother Patricia (Mohrland) Rooke, father Wayne Rooke, and brother Joel Bradley Rooke. Bill was born on June 28, 1962, in St. Paul, MN. Bill remained in the St. Paul MN area throughout his life with the exception of time spent overseas for military duty. Bill was a good man with a genuine heart. He loved his family and friends and will be missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. A Life Celebration will be held on Sunday, February 18, 2018, from 2:00-5:00pm at Bill's favorite hang out, Dunham's Food and Drink located at 173 Lothenbach Ave, West St Paul, MN 55118. Please join us to celebrate and remember Bill. Sandwiches snacks and refreshments provided. (Published in the Pioneer Press on February 11, 2018).

Casey, Louis Michael
March 12, 1936 - January 31, 2018
Age 81 of North Oaks. passed away unexpected at home Jan. 31st, 2018. Funeral service April 27th, 2018 at St. Odilia in Shoreview, MN. Full notice to follow. (Published in the Star Tribune on February 11, 2018).

Elliott, Barbara Irene (nee Halstrom)
March 21, 1947 - January 31, 2018
Age 70 of Spring Lake Park.

Ott, Robert Frank
January 23, 1928 - January 31, 2018
Age 90 of Minneapolis. Robert graduated from South high school and Augsburg college, he served in the US Army, had a career spanning 35 years with 3M, and was an avid golfer. He is survived by his wife Emily and his four children David, Laura (Rodney), Jackie, and Ronnie (James). We will miss him dearly. (Published in the Star Tribune on February 11, 2018).

Housley III, Riley Barry
September 15, 1956 - January 31, 2018
Age 61 of Minneapolis.

Applebaum, Benjamin
February 19, 1954 - January 30, 2018
Age 63 of Apple Valley.

Courtright, William Hall
March 26, 1956 - January 30, 2018
Age 61 of Saint Paul. Preceded in death by father Vernon (Cork) and mother Betty. Survived by son Jon (Anne) Buus of Bloomington; sisters Peggy (David) Custard of St. Paul, Pat (John) Bishop of Lino Lakes, Jane Courtright of West St. Paul, Virginia (Dan) Clark of Hastings; brother Bob (Doris) of St. Paul, and special friend Nanette Chavez of St. Paul. Friends and family will gather on Feb. 17 (Sat.) 1:00 - 3:00 pm (call 651-224-7018 for location). (Published in the Pioneer Press on February 11, 2018).

Ericksen, Steven Harold
May 29, 1954 - January 30, 2018
Age 63 of Burnsville. Celebration of life on Friday, Feb. 9 from 5-10 PM at Knights of Columbus, 1114 American Blvd. W., Bloomington, MN. Please come share a memory. (Published in the Star Tribune on February 4, 2018).

Parker, Edward Grant
February 18, 1938 - January 30, 2018
Age 79 of Prior Lake, passed away after a battle with Cancer. Preceded in death by his beloved wife, Pamela Parker, half-brother, Richard Byrd. Survived by his brother Gary Parker, son, Grant Parker; Tasha Kingston, Grandson, Kian Parker, Daughter Cheryl (Thom) Plante, Grandson, Tim Plante, Brother in laws, Chuck McKaige, Bob McKaige & Feline friends, Coco & Magie. Ed was born in Ohio and raised in St. Petersburg Florida, served in the Airforce 56-60. He was a 20 year employee of Pako Corp. in Golden Valley, MN. Ed loved animals, feeding the birds and visiting with family and friends. He will be dearly missed! A Celebration of life gathering will take place on 2-18-18 at Grainwood Apartments from 12:00-3:00 PM at 5119 Gateway St. SE, Prior Lake, MN. 55373. (Published in the Star Tribune on February 4, 2018).

Horn, James Frank
November 1, 1960 - January 29, 2018
Age 57 of New Hope. Preceded in death by parents, William and Lenora. Survived by children, William and Elizabeth, siblings David (Lisa), Susan (Mike) Graham, Sandra (Mike) Wagner, beloved nieces and nephews. Celebration of Life, Mardi Gras style, Saturday, Feb. 10, 12-3, at the Hook and Ladder Theater and Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis. Tie dyes encouraged. Memorials preferred for Billy and Lizzy's education. (Published in the Star Tribune on February 4, 2018).

Mavis, Robert Wayne
February 4, 1948 - January 29, 2018
Age 69 of White Bear Lake.

Norling, Brion Thomas
September 28, 1954 - January 29, 2018
Age 63 of Ham Lake, passed away peacefully after a brief battle with cancer. Preceded in death by parents Ward & Betty "Elgie" Norling. Survived by children Jasmine Sims McCallister & Isair (Jenny) Norling, grandchildren Amos & Aija Sims, Erick & Ian Norling and Alexis McCallister, great grandson Amos Sims V, siblings Lonnie (Carol) Norling, Judy (Bob) Dahlin, Ward (Joyce) Norling, Jackie (Ray) LaFave & Jim (Brenda) Norling and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. Services to be held at Hope Community Church, 19951 Oswald Farm Road, Corcoran, MN 55374 on February 9th at 7pm. (Published in the Star Tribune on February 4, 2018).

Peplow, Richard
July 23, 1931 - January 29, 2018
Age 86 of Plymouth.

Grisell, Patricia Alberta (nee Ross)
July 30, 1935 - January 28, 2018
Age 82 of White Bear Lake.

Sporer, Jacqueline Ann
February 19, 1962 - January 27, 2018
Age 55 of Backus.

Bose, Elizabeth Jane (nee Davis)
December 9, 1922 - January 27, 2018
Age 95 of Saint Paul.

Bremer, Nicholas Lynn
March 24, 1993 - January 27, 2018
Age 24 of Pine City.

Dolan, Joan Elaine
October 19, 1954 - January 27, 2018
Age 63 of Minneapolis.

Mallory, Larry Joe
October 20, 1957 - January 27, 2018
Age 60 of Saint Paul.

Marushin, Melody Ann (nee Hoerst
October 18, 1946 - January 27, 2018
Age 71 of New Hope.

McLean, Lynn Jensen (nee Harvey)
September 5, 1945 - January 27, 2018
Age 72 of Saint Paul.

Studiner, Charles John, III
May 22, 1947 - January 27, 2018
Age 70 of Oakdale. Passed away peacefully after a 6 month courageous battle with stomach cancer. Retired from 3M after 35 yrs. Preceded in death by parents, Charles II and Lois and wife, Marcia. Survived by son Charles IV; daughter Marnie (Studiner) Fogarty; step-son Jonathon Midler; brother Dan (Melanie); sister Carol Roith; loving companion Linda Cardinal; grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Memorial and Celebration of Life on Sunday, March 11th, 4-8 PM at North St. Paul American Legion, 2678 East 7th Ave. (Published in the Pioneer Press on February 11, 2018).

Feldt, Alvin Roy
June 13, 1932 - January 26, 2018
Age 85 of Forest Lake. Preceded in death by parents Roy and Elsie Feldt, and an infant brother. Survivors include his wife, Mickey, daughters; Debbie (Dan Alm) Maher, Lisa (Loren) Abrahamson, stepson, Steve (Patricia) Mayer, grand children; Melissa Maher, Tom (Rachel) Maher, Tyler Abrahamson, Jenna Abrahamson, Dan (Erin) Mayer, 7 great grandchildren and one sister, Karen (Dick) Christman, special friends Julie Rother, Rocky Ulstad. Al served in the U.S. Army with the 1st Infantry Div, (also know as the Big Red One). Retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 32 years. He will be remembered for his love of the Wisconsin Badgers, Elvis Presley and Hudson motor cars. A private family service will be held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery with a Celebration of Life to be held at a future date. (Published in the Pioneer Press on February 4, 2018).

Zacher, Cynthia Lee (nee Jefferson)
October 24, 1953 - January 26, 2018
Age 64 of Winona, formerly of White Bear Lake, passed away Jan. 26, 2018 surrounded by her family. Survived by her loving and devoted husband of 44 years, Frank. Children, Jennifer (Dan Tibor) Joseph, Jaclyn (Jess Knunkel-Billig). Grandchildren, Ethan, Adylan and Gavin Tibor. Also survived by her father, Thomas Jefferson; siblings Scott (Alice) Jefferson, Kent (Ann) Jefferson, Claudia (Greg) Beckman and Colleen Jefferson. Preceded in death by her mother, Joyce Jefferson, her mother-in-law and father-in-law John and Waneta Zacher and sister-in-law Karen Emery. We Love You and will all miss you, however we take comfort in that you are free. Memorial Service 1:00 Tuesday, February 6, 2018. Visitation 1 hour before, reception to follow. Private interment at later date. Memorials preferred to family, Parkview United Church of Christ, 3737 Bellaire Ave., White Bear Lake, MN 55110. (Published in the Pioneer Press on February 4, 2018).

Fry, Richard Ramsey
May 7, 1936 - January 25, 2018
Age 81 of Edina.

Kneip, William James
October 1, 1926 - January 25, 2018
Age 91 of Maplewood. Preceded in death by parents, Alfred and Helen, nee McGuire; brother, Alfred; infant granddaughter, Megan. Survived by wife of 67 years, Margaret; children, Nancy (Eric) Larsen, William Jr. (Missy), Julie (Darryl) Furne, Charles (Charmagne), Caroline (Jim) Hunt; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister, JoAnn (Mario) Rossi; special caregiver, Cindy. Bill graduated from Cretin where he played on the Varsity Football team. He graduated from St. Thomas College and fought in the South Pacific in WWII. He worked at the St. Paul Post Office for 38 years. Bill's greatest joys were his family and his home. Per Bill's request, there will be a private family service. Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. (Published in the Pioneer Press on January 28, 2018).

Spieker, Patricia Johanna
February 18, 1944 - January 25, 2018
Age 73 of Maplewood.

Long, Jeanie Elizabeth (nee Whitney)
February 7, 1962 - January 24, 2018
Age 55 of Hugo. Preceded in death by her parents Mary and Ken Whitney. Jeanie is survived by her loving family, husband Tom: sons, Will (Sabrina), Ben and Davis; her brothers, Todd (Peg), Jay (Jayne), Jim (Risa Lujan) and many nieces, nephews and friends. A celebration of Jeanie's life will be Saturday, February 3rd, 5pm at St. John in the Wilderness Episcopal Church in White Bear Lake with visitation one hour prior. Please join the family at Tanners Brook Golf Course, Forest Lake for dinner following. Memorials preferred to Special Olympics MN. (Published in the Pioneer Press on January 31 to February 1, 2018).

Tauer, Derek Andrew Jon
February 27, 1995 - January 24, 2018
Age 22 of Brooklyn Center. Preceded in death by grandparents, John & Vera Enquist and Gordon & Leota Tauer; and aunt, Debbie Tauer. Survived by mother, Diane Tauer; father, Kevin Tauer and long time partner Mary Behr; aunts & uncles, Deb (Scott) Sorbo, Truman (Sandy) Tauer, Rod Tauer, Charlyne Lato, Lorinda (Chuck) Tindal & Michele (Jeff) Phillips; and many other loving relatives and friends. Funeral service will be held Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.with visitation one hour prior all at Word of Life Church, 10730 University Ave. N.W., Coon Rapids. Crescent Tide 651-315-8214. (Published in the Star Tribune on February 4, 2018).

Stordahl, Daniel Leroy
March 26, 1948 - January 24, 2018
Age 69 of Woodbury.

Musegades, Steven James
August 6, 1945 - January 24, 2018
Age 72 of Maplewood.

Woodbury, George Roy
September 16, 1946 - January 24, 2018
Age 71 of Forest Lake. Survived by wife, Rita; daughter Kim (Paul); step daughter Cassie; grandson Dane; granddaughter Nadia; brothers, Charles (Lynn), Dan (Sandy), Ronald (Carol), and Richard, and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents Charles and Eleanor and brother Gerald. Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials preferred to a Veteran Assistance Program of your choice. A celebration of life to be announced later this spring. (Published in the Star Tribune on January 28, 2018).

Subramaniam, Ramesh
August 7, 1968 - January 23, 2018
Age 49 of Sauk Rapids.

Bedtke, Robert Glenn
July 3, 1938 - January 23, 2018
Age 79 of South St. Paul.

Larson, Robert Herman
August 31, 1932 - January 23, 2018
Age 85 of Vadnais Heights. Preceded in death by loving wife, Shirley. Survived by children, Scott (Marcy), Thor (Trisha), Robin (Mark) Sheldon, April (Dan) Kubitschek, Eric; 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Robert loved gardening, cooking, wood-carving, and spending time with family, especially his grandchildren. Private family services. (Published in the Pioneer Press on January 28, 2018).

Pivaral-Alvarez, Rodolfo
May 19, 1946 - January 22, 2018
Age 71 of Minneapolis.

Platt, Jessica Lynn
September 24, 1979 - January 22, 2018
Age 38 of Minneapolis.

Zeigler, Justin Paul
March 28, 1982 - January 22, 2018
Age 35 of Richfield.

Thompson, Zelia (nee Ferguson)
October 1, 1949 - January 22, 2018
Age 68 of Minneapolis.

Word, Lillie May (nee McCoy)
November 21, 1949 - January 22, 2018
Age 68 of Circle Pines. Funeral service Monday, January 26 at 2:00 P.M., with visitation 1 hour prior, at Open Door Evangelical World Ministries, 615 E. 28th St., Minneapolis, MN. Private interment.

Duren, Kristina Anne (nee Smith)
November 17, 1977- January 21, 2018
Age 40 of Saint Paul.

Grengs, Gloria Ann
August 4, 1940 - January 21, 2018
Age 77 of Woodbury.

Boileau, Denise Marie
June 7, 1969 - January 21, 2018
Age 48 of Lake Elmo. Survived by beloved fiance Tom Jacka; brothers John Rauch, Bob Boileau; sisters Laurie Stremer, Sherry Monette; children Toni Boileau, Brianna Robl; sons Dylan Robl, Shane Jacka; mother Gloria Hughes. Preceded in death by Maria Boleau. Service 3:00 p.m. February 3, 2018 Community Church, 1212 Earl Street, St. Paul, with lunch to follow. (Published in the Pioneer Press on January 27 & 28, 2018).

Campeau, Jeanette Mary (nee McGuire)
October 19, 1925 - January 21, 2018
Age 92 of White Bear Lake. Preceded in death by husband, Lawrence; sisters, Marcella, Kathleen, and Patricia. Survived by children, Barbara (Scott) Capistrant, Robert (Betsy) Campeau, and Ted Flipp; granddaughters, Cali, Renee (Emilio), Andrea, and Hayley; brother, Jim (Kay) Lavin; and brother-in-law, Gary Minder. Memorial service will be held at St. Pius X, 3878 Highland Ave, White Bear Lake on Saturday, February 3, 2018, at 11:30AM. Visitation will be held one hour prior at church. Private family interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. (Published in the Pioneer Press on January 28, 2018).

Field, Deborah Anne (nee Wyttenbach)
March 19, 1953 - January 20, 2018
Age 64 of New Brighton. She was preceded in death by her father Donald Wyttenbach. Survived by her mother, Dolores Wyttenbach, sister Denise Wytten-bach (Jeff Norman) of New Brighton, sister Dianne Nussmeier (Bob) of Tucson, AZ, brother Dan of New Brighton, sister Donna Bierbach (Joel) of New Brighton, brother Dale (Dawn Wiley) of New Brighton, six nieces and nephews, and many cherished Allina colleagues and friends. A celebration of Deb's life will be Sunday, Jan. 28, at 3 p.m. at Unity North Spiritual Center, 11499 Martin St. NW, Coon Rapids. Memorials to Unity North or J. A. Wedum Residential Hospice, Brooklyn Park. (Published in the Star Tribune on January 28, 2018).

Haemig, Penny Lynn (nee Prunick)
August 20, 1956 - January 20, 2018
Age 61 of East Bethel.

Hultgren, Kathleen Diann (nee Berry)
October 25, 1950 - January 20, 2018
Age 67 of Bloomington. Kathy was born October 25, 1950, to John and Avis Berry. She enjoyed reading, crocheting, and watching the Minnesota Wild games and was famous for her spaghetti pies and chocolate chip cookies. Kathy is preceded in death by her father, sister Lori, and father-in-law, Bruce. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Bruce; mother, Avis, children Kelly, Sarah (Andy), and Nathan (Ann). Grandchildren Kyler, Anika, Beau, Nolan, Calvin, and Finn. Brothers John, Jim (Theresa), sisters Sally and Corinne as well as extended family and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred. A celebration of life will Jan. 25th at 10:00AM at River Valley Church, 875 Blue Gentian Rd, Eagan, MN 55121. Dessert and fellowship to follow. (Published in the Star Tribune on January 23, 2018).

Molenaar, Frances Naomi (nee Jansen)
September 16, 1932 - January 20, 2018
Age 85 of Princeton.

Danger, Jeffrey James
October 30, 1968 - January 19, 2018
Age 49 of Minneapolis.

Davis, Jack Russell
January 19, 1945 - January 19, 2018
Age 73 of Minneapolis.

Day, Phyllis Marjorie (nee Dean)
February 20, 1924 - January 19, 2018
Age 93 of Eagan.

Rowbotham, Marion Eleanor (nee MacKay)
March 10, 1929 - January 19, 2018

Age 88 of Wyoming.

Van Heel, Michelle Patricia (nee Zusan)
January 15, 1956 - January 19, 2018
Age 62 of Saint Paul. Preceded in death by parents Gerald and Lorraine (Jackels) Zusan and sister Terrie. Survived by husband Gerard, sons Todd (Deanna), Nick (Emily), and Adam; 10 grandchildren; siblings Connie, Fran (Dave) Sanders, Barb (Tom Horrisberger), Tommy, Kiki, and Jimmy; siblings-in-law Milly Alfano, Patty (Art) Popp, Linda Jokela, Mike (Debbie), Ben (Margie), Leo (Glenda), and Jane (Scott) Ferber; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation Friday, January 26 at 1pm followed by 2pm Funeral at St. Joseph's Church, 1154 Seminole Ave, West St. Paul, MN 55118. (Published in the Pioneer Press on January 21, 2018)

Ditto, Mary Deborah (nee Blevins)
March 17, 1950 - January 18, 2018
Age 67 of Roseville.

DeShaw, Pamela Jean (nee Hagen)
July 19, 1946 - January 18, 2018
Age 71 of Balsam Lake, WI.

Enfield, Linda Lou
October 12, 1947 - January 18, 2018
Age 70 of Richfield. Funeral service Thursday, January 24 at 1:00 PM, with visitation 1 hour prior, at Christ Church, 12925 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd., Apple Valley, MN. Private interment.

Follese, Sigurd Everett
September 30, 1927 - January 18, 2018
Age 90 of Brooklyn Park. Passed away peacefully in his sleep surrounded by family and friends in Plymouth Minnesota. He is survived by his wife Dorothy, children Keith (Adrienne), Cheri (Marc Partridge), Scott (Susan) and Brian (Sue), foster child Paula (Dale) Anderson; grandchildren Ryan, Jamie, Anna, Taylor, Evan, Spencer, Sam, Peter, Ben; great-grandchild Oliver; and Jordan and Carly from Paula. Celebration of Life Service Wednesday, January 31, 10:00 visitation, 11:00 service at Living Word Christian Center, 9201 75th Ave. N., Brooklyn Park, MN 55428 (763-315-7000).(Published in the Star Tribune on January 19, 2018)

Hainlin, Thomas Richard
May 3, 1944 - January 18, 2018
Age 73 of Woodbury.

Heckrich, Charles Emory
October 16, 1944 - January 18, 2018
Age 73 of Mankato.

Johnson, Frank Carlyle
July 10, 1949 - January 18, 2018
Age 68 of Saint Paul.

Kruger, Donna Kathleen
December 21, 1949 - January 18, 2018
Age 68 of Eagan.

Monchamp, Earl W.
May 7, 1948 - January 18, 2018
Age 69 of Plymouth. He is survived by his wife, Diane Burgess; daughter, Ambria; brothers, Bill (Kelli) Parker & Doug (Bonnie) Parker; sister Peg; grandchildren, Fernando, Carlos, Jaden & Olivia; and many nieces & nephews. A celebration of life will be announced at a later date. (Published in the Star Tribune on January 21, 2018).

Petersen, Roxann Arlene (nee Partlow)
September 7, 1948 - January 18, 2018
Age 69 of Hastings.

Rysell, Richard Michael
May 18, 1954 - January 18, 2018
Age 63 of Custer, South Dakota.

Cornelius, Mitchell William
April 3, 1953 - January 17, 2018
Age 64 of Bloomington. Memorial 12 PM Friday, January 26, Richfield American Legion. (Published in the Star Tribune on January 21, 2018).

Guthrie, Douglas Ray
March 13, 1964 - January 17, 2018
Age 53 of Saint Paul.

Laskey, Richard Francis
November 18, 1932 - January 17, 2018
Age 85 of Anoka.

Milinkovich, Debra Ann
November 28, 1957 - January 17, 2018
Age 60 of Buffalo.

Scaramuzzo, Joyce Marie (nee Tschida)
May 17, 1950 - January 17, 2018
Age 67 of Cottage Grove. Joyce passed away peacefully on January 17, 2018. She is survived by husband Michael, relatives and many friends. Memorial Mass to be held on Thursday, January 25 at 11AM with visitation one hour prior with a lunch to follow at the Church of St. Rita, 8694 - 80th St. S., Cottage Grove, MN. (Published in the Pioneer Press on January 21, 2018)

Anderson, Dr. Steven William
March 22, 1936 - January 16, 2018
Age 81 of Mankato, died peacefully on January 16 at age 81. He had been treated for multiple myeloma for five years and died of multiple medical factors. Steve was born in Aberdeen, South Dakota in 1936, the second of four children of Dewar and Elizabeth (Davies) Anderson. When he was a year old, his family moved to Minnesota. They lived in Truman and then Madelia. At Madelia High School, he was active in sports, playing quarterback in football and playing on the 1953 state tournament basketball team. He graduated with the class of 1954. He obtained his bachelor’s and doctorate degrees in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Minnesota in 1960. From 1960-1962, he served in the U.S. Army in San Francisco, achieving the rank of captain.  In December of 1962, Steve married Patricia Manahan in Madelia, where they settled to raise their family. Known around town as Doc, he practiced veterinary medicine primarily in a solo practice, treating large and small animals for 40 years. Steve and Pat lived on their hobby farm, where he joked that he “pretended to be a farmer.” They moved to Mankato in 2016.  Steve had a heart for service. He tutored adults in English as a second language and read to school children, taking great interest in those he worked with. He served on the Madelia Community Education Advisory Council and the Watonwan County Early Childhood Initiative. Steve was a 23-year member of the Watonwan County Historical Society, where he was past president of the board of directors. He was active in the Madelia Rotary organization and was past president. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, serving as an elder and treasurer. Steve’s self-professed greatest joy was watching his children and grandchildren participate in sports. He had a passion for sports and was a loyal fan of the Minnesota Gophers and all Minnesota professional teams, holding Vikings season tickets for 53 years. He was a prolific gardener, and for years provided great quantities of pumpkins, apples, vegetables, and flowers for family and friends. He also raised pigs, sheep, laying hens, geese, and ducks. He was a conservationist, maintaining natural habitat acreage on the Watonwan River and planting large groves of trees and shrubs. Steve especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends at the Raabe cabin at Woman Lake in Longville, Minnesota. Steve will be remembered for many things, especially his generosity. He always pulled for the underdog. He was principled, kind, and gentle, with a fondness for word play, a quick wit, and a wonderful sense of humor. Meeting people and learning their life stories delighted him. Steve is preceded in death by his daughter Christine (1965-1969) and his sister Jean Raabe (1931-2017).  He is survived by Pat, his wife of 55 years, by his sisters and brothers-in-law Alice and Bob Morrice and Margaret and Dick Jacobs, and by his brother-in-law Mark Raabe. He is also survived by his five children and their spouses, Jeff and Sheila Anderson, Mark and Nicky Anderson, MaryPat Anderson and Jon Olseth, Katie Anderson and Doug Peterson, and Betsy Anderson Elias and Eric Elias. Steve loved and adored his 17 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and 13 nieces and nephews. A memorial service is scheduled for February 10 at 11:00am at the First Presbyterian Church of Madelia. Visitation will be at the church from 9-11am. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Steve’s life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Watonwan County Historical Society or the Madelia Rotary Club. 

Ostenberg, Ronald Kern
March 22, 1944 - January 16, 2018
Age 73 of Minneapolis.

Cecka, Jane
July 14, 1945 - January 16, 2018
Age 72 of Minnetonka, passed away peacefully on Jan 16, 2018. Preceded by parents, George & Eleanor; twin sister, Jean; brother, John. Survived by daughter, Pat Jacobsen (Lin); son, Marty Sonnek (Annie); granddaughter, Abigail; sister, Marie Mann (Hank); nephew, Ryan Cecka (Tia) & niece, Angie Conroy (Ryan) and many other relatives & friends. Funeral Mass Friday, Jan 26 at 2:00 PM at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Minnetonka. (Published in the Star Tribune on January 21, 2018)

Colaianni, Marlene Elaine
August 31, 1951 - January 16, 2018
Age 66 of Plymouth.

Fornizy, Michael
January 6, 1965 - January 16, 2018
Age 53 of West Saint Paul.

Koller-Ryberg, Sheila (nee Coburn)
June 2, 1933 - January 16, 2018
Age 84 of St. Paul Passed away peacefully on 1/16/2018 Survived by husband Richard; daughters, Theresa (Steve), Marlene, Lana (Cary); step-children, Erik, Heidi (Dave); grandchildren, Stacia (Jim), Chad (Melony), Tamara (Justin), Nicole, Zach, Katie, Brandon, Nick, Christina; great grandchildren, Taylor, Madison, Colton, Chloe, Zane, Wyatt, Traz; many loving family, friends and her beloved dog Shane. Her spirited personality and sparkling sense of humor will be missed by all. Memorial Service at 11:00 am on Wednesday 1/24/18 with visitation one hour before and luncheon to follow. St. Anthony Park United Church of Christ, 2129 Common-wealth Ave., St. Paul. 55108. (Published in the Pioneer Press on January 21, 2018)

Rynearson, Marguerite Ruth
October 15, 1930 - January 16, 2018
Age 87 of Buffalo.

Coffey, Susan Edith (nee Swanson)
March 27, 1949 - January 15, 2018
Age 68 of Apple Valley.

Hausmann, James Doran
August 30, 1942 - January 15, 2018
Age 75 of International Falls.

Keller, Lorraine Amelia (nee Chesbrough)
July 18, 1936 - January 15, 2018
Age 81 of Sandstone.

Rozell, Brenda Faye (nee Baxley)
September 21, 1940 - January 15, 2018
Age 77 of Fridley.

Taralseth, Daryl Charles
May 22, 1932 - January 15, 2018
Age 85 of Baudette. Daryl is survived by his wife Marlys of Baudette; daughter Cornelia (Robert) Tietel of Searles; son Gaberial (Debra) Taralseth of Baudette; daughter Gwendolyn (Steve Rickheim) Reeves of Winthrop; 9 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren, a very close and special friend Roger Tabbert of Gibbon; sister LaVonne (Loren) Gates; brother-in-law Loren Stark and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents Alfred and Joyce Taralseth; sister Donna (Andy) Anderson; brother Lonnie Taralseth; nephew Eric Taralseth; parents-in-law Milton and Karen Stark; brother-in-law Neil (Madeline) Stark; sister-in-law Karen Engelby. A private family memorial service will be held on Jan. 27, 2018 in Baudette. Daryl was born May 22, 1932, son of Alfred and Joyce (Larson) Taralseth in rural Sibley County. In 1950 Daryl married his wife Marlys Stark. They enjoyed 67 years together. They had three children who then gave them nine grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Daryl worked at everything from farming, driving semi, county snow plowing, hardware store, plumbing and heating, part owner of a land drainage business and grain elevator operations. He was also a volunteer for the Gibbon Fire and Rescue. What ever you needed help with Daryl could do. At age 62 Daryl retired and moved to Baudette with his wife. Daryl enjoyed the great outdoors, fishing, wood working and music of any type. Daryl and his wife also enjoyed traveling around the United Sates in their motor home. They really enjoyed touring the great light houses in the northern states. Bust most of all Daryl enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

Taylor, Melvin Allen
November 27, 1925 - January 15, 2018
Age 92 of Roseville Passed away on January 15th, 2018 Preceded in death by parents, Louis and Mabel Taylor, and brother, Glen. Survived by wife of 65 years, Jeanette; son, Keith (Tammy); daughter, Kathy (Leonard) Todora; grandchildren, Kandice (TJ) Cogbill, Timothy (Sarah), Kory (Kelly), Nick Todora, Melanie (Rick) Todora; and great-grandchildren, Sophia, Olivia, Malorie, Amelia, and Madelyn. Celebration of life on Sunday, January 21st at the Cogbill residence from 12PM-2PM. (Published in the Pioneer Press on January 18, 2018)

Gullickson, John Luverne
August 15, 1959 - January 14, 2018
Age 58 of Richfield.

Lynch, Terence Michael
October 18, 1962 - January 14, 2018
Age 55 of Hudson, Wisconsin.

Romleski, Ronald Chris
October 29, 1961 - January 14, 2018
Age 56 of Center City.

Sletten, Nancy Jane (nee Duncan)
July 7, 1944 - January 14, 2018
Age 73 of Crystal. Celebration of Life Service 7pm Friday, January 26th, First Memorial Funeral Chapel at Cremation Society of Minnesota, 7835 Brooklyn Boulevard, Brooklyn Park (763-560-3100) with visitation 4-7pm Friday before service.

Turnquist, Barbara Mary (nee Hansen)
August 26, 1943 - January 14, 2018
Age 74 of Rosemount.

Williams, Michael
December 25, 1952 - January 14, 2018
Age 65 of Saint Paul.

Harwell, Trista Marie
August 15, 1972 - January 13, 2018
Age 45 of Shoreview.

Nelson, Phyllis Marie (nee Berg)
September 6, 1936 - January 13, 2018
Age 81 of New Brighton.

Sliva, Freda Fern (nee Monroe)
March 7, 1931 - January 13, 2018
Age 86 of Minneapolis.

Von Ruden, John George
November 11, 1946 - January 13, 2018
Age 71 of Waterville

Charan, Yemana (nee Lau)
June 28, 1942 - January 12, 2018
Age 75 of West Saint Paul. Formally known as Susan Lau began her new journey on January 12th, 2018. Survived by her children, Michelle, Jim (Kim) Steven, Lisa, Robbie; brother, Mark (Brenda); grandchildren; great-grandchildren; many relatives and friends. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. We will always carry her unique and eccentric memories in our hearts. She will truly be missed. (Published in the Pioneer Press on January 14, 2018)

Conover, Richard Crocker, Jr.
May 12, 1958 - January 12, 2018
Age 59 of Hudson, Wisconsin.

Mattiuz, Richard Orville
November 19, 1949 - January 12, 2018
Age 68 of Minneapolis.

Murray, Jill Kay
July 19, 1965 - January 12, 2018
Age 52 of Ramsey.

Albertson, Patricia Jane (nee Clark)
October 26, 1944 - January 11, 2018
Age 73 of Rochester, passed away Jan. 11, 2018, at the intensive care unit of North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale. Patricia, known as Jane to her friends and family, was born Oct. 26, 1944, in Des Moines, Iowa, to Aubrey and Frances (Clark) Osborn. She graduated from Saydel High School in Des Moines. Jane married Parnell Albertson on Nov. 24, 1973, at Calmar Lutheran Church in Calmar, Iowa. She and Parnell lived in Spillville, Iowa, until the time of Parnell's death in 1992. Jane continued to live in Spillville, until her retirement from Rockwell Collins in 2008. She then moved to Rochester to be closer to her sons. Jane had a keen sense of humor and loved talking with friends and family. She was a strong woman, pulling her family through her husband's long illness and death in 1992, while her oldest was still in high school. She also later took care of her mother with Alzheimer's disease. Through it all, she maintained her sense of humor and her strong determination. She was an avid reader and also enjoyed sewing. Later in life she adopted the hobby of coloring, even coordinating a coloring club at her apartment complex. She is survived by her sons, Aaron Albertson of Rochester and Brent (Donna) Albertson of Rochester; and her cat, Lily, which has been adopted by her sons. She was preceded in death by her husband, Parnell; and her parents, Aubrey and Frances (Clark) Osborn. At her request, there will be no formal funeral. Instead, she wanted a party. Friends and family will gather to talk and share memories of Jane from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at Calmar Lutheran Church. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a gift in Jane's name to the charity of your choice. Jane will be interred at the Calmar Lutheran Church cemetery. (Published in the Rochester Post-Bulletin on Jan. 20, 2018)

Froelich, Jessica Rae (nee Flam)
February 13, 1977 - January 11, 2018
Age 40 of Brainerd.

Eubank, Craig Lawrence
October 13, 1949 - January 11, 2018
Age 68 of Plymouth.

Krueger, Mona M
July 1, 1932 - January 11, 2018
Age 85 of Roseville.

Michels, Linda Ann (nee Schultz)
March 9, 1955 - January 11, 2018
Age 62 of MInneapolis.

Zandt, Ernest
April 2, 1929 - January 11, 2018
Age 88 of White Bear Lake. Preceded in death by wife Imogene in 1999. Survived by sons Randy (Beverly) and Dara Miles (Sambo), and daughters Jan Muniz (David) and Judy. Services will be held at Great Hope Nazarene Church in White Bear Lake on Wednesday, January 17th, at 6:00 PM, with a visitation one hour before the service at the church. A luncheon will follow. The family wishes to thank the staff at Our Lady of Peace Hospice for their kindness and care of Ernie in his last few weeks. Memorial donations are requested to be sent to Our Lady of Peace Hospice Residence. 2076 St. Anthony Ave., St. Paul, MN 55104. (Published in the Pioneer Press on January 14, 2018).

Galindo, Ronnie
September 18, 1987 - January 10, 2018
Age 30 of North Saint Paul.

Burggraff, Marjorie Ann (nee Prickett)
August 29, 1930 - January 9, 2018
Age 87 of Eagan.

Cole, Diamonte Chavez
January 21, 1995 - January 9, 2018
Age 22 of Crystal.

Hastings, John Charles
May 5, 1928 - January 9, 2018
Age 89 of Roseville ,MN passed peacefully on Jan. 9, 2018 surrounded by his family. Survived by 8 children, 19 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Private service and interment at St. Odelia Church, Shoreview, MN. (Published in the Pioneer Press on Jan. 10, 2018)

Plaisted, Jillian Rose
November 8, 1989 - January 9, 2018
Age 28 of Greenvale Township.

Schwartz, James Earl
March 29, 1950 - January 9, 2018
Age 67 of Rosemount.

Wilson, Linda L (nee Benjaminson)
July 24, 1963 - January 9, 2018
Age 54 of Brooklyn Park.

Berzins, Melani V (nee Dobelis)
August 19, 1927 - January 8, 2018
Age 90 of Apple Valley.

Brallier, Andrew "Andy"Brent
August 21, 1959 - January 8, 2018
Age 58 of Lake Martha in Buffalo, MN, passed away on January 8, 2018, after battling a long illness. He joins his mother sitting at the feet of Jesus. Andy is survived by his "first wife" (and only!) Susan, sons Bo (Emilie) and Zeke, daughter Archie; father Marlin (Sylvia); and sisters Amy, Emily (Ken), and Meg Anne (Shawn). He "lived the dream" as an airplane driver and lake dweller. Fishing, flying seaplanes, fine food, and family were his favorites. Andy was courageous, genuine, intentional, funny, hardworking, and much-loved. He expected much and gave more. Memorial service 2 PM January 20, 2018, at Buffalo Covenant Church, 1601 MN-25, Buffalo, MN 55313 with visitation 1 hour prior to service. In lieu of flowers, the family will donate memorials to Adventurous Christians, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, or donor's choice. "Live like you were flyin'!" (Published in the Star Tribune on January 17, 2018)

Garner, Michael
December 14, 1958 - January 8, 2018
Age 59 of Hector.

Wybierala, Michael Curtis
August 17, 1957 - January 8, 2018
Age 60 of Woodbury. Passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on January 8, 2018. Preceded in death by parents and grandparents. Survived by siblings, Laura, Tamera (Gene) Kaeder, Mitch (Millie); the love of his life, Denise Cook and her daughter, Chris Cook; many relatives and friends. The family of Michael will be holding a "Remember Mike" get together on Sunday, Jan. 14 at 1PM at Mike and Laura's home. (Published in the Pioneer Press on Jan. 10, 2018)

Banez, Jorjean June (nee Moffit)
June 15, 1940 - January 7, 2018
Age 77 of Cedar.

England, Cynthia Dee (nee Nelson)
June 5, 1949 - January 7, 2018
Age 68 of Spring Park.

Kollar, Donna Mae (nee Manthey)
June 26, 1935 - January 7, 2018
Age 82 of Pine City, MN passed on January 7, 2018. Survived by husband Richard; sister Darlene; 6 children; 13 grandchildren; and 8 great grandchildren. Services at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Circle Pines, MN on Thursday 1/11/18 at 11:00 AM, visitation one hour prior. (Published in the Star Tribune on January 10, 2018)

Olson, Betty Joan (nee Coen)
August 18, 1934 - January 7, 2018
Age 83 of Maplewood.

Stoltman, Rudolph Daniel, III
February 19, 1954 - January 7, 2018
Age 63 of Minneapolis.

Anderson, Margo Irene
July 14, 1952 - January 6, 2018
Age 65 of Red Wing.

Breeden, Marvin Clayton
January 2, 1950 - January 6, 2018
Age 68 of Onamia.

Carter, Iris Imogene (nee Smith)
April 15, 1921 - January 6, 2018
Age 96 of Burnsville. She was under the compassionate care of the staff at Arbors at Ridges Assisted Living in Burnsville, Minnesota. Imogene was born April 15, 1921 in San Jose, Costa Rica. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Ruth Smith, brother Lynn Smith, husband Jack Carter, and daughter Nancy and son-in-law Eric Svendsen. She is survived by sons Steve (Jill), Jeff (Carol), Joel, and Brian (Kris), six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Imogene grew up the daughter of missionaries in Latin America, and graduated from high school in York, Nebraska. She attended the University of Nebraska where she met and married her husband, Jack Carter. Imogene later graduated from North Dakota State University, and was a lifelong fan of Bison athletics. She taught languages at Supervised Study in Fargo and was for many years the organist at Faith United Methodist Church in Fargo. A memorial service is planned for this summer. (Published in the Star Tribune on January 21, 2018)

Jeddeloh, Melvin Burdette
Julne 15, 1957 - January 6, 2018
Age 60 of Maple Grove.

Miller, Dorothy Helen (nee Schendal)
July 27, 1924 - January 6, 2018
Age 93 of Maplewood. Survived by sons, William Jr. (Chip) (Linda), Tom (Sue), Dick (Carol), David (Patty), and daughter Deb (Steve) Sinn. Funeral service Friday, January 19 at 11:00 AM at Cross Lutheran Church, 1945 Prosperity Road, Maplewood with visitation at 10:45 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. (Published in the Pioneer Press on January 14, 2018)

Miller, Thomas David
July 26, 1961 - January 6, 2018
Age 56 of Eden Prairie.

Sherry, Scott Roland
December 15, 1977 - January 6, 2018
Age 40 of Osseo.

Chandler, James Willis
July 30, 1968 - January 5, 2018
Age 49 of Alexandria.

Cooper, Dana Martin
June 4, 1964 - January 5, 2018
Age 53 of Minneapolis.

Couillard, Rose Marie (nee Phillips)
December 6, 1958 - January 5, 2018
Age 59 of Alexandria.

Johnson, Shirley Arlene (nee Sandness)
July 24, 1932 - January 5, 2018
Age 85 of Apple Valley.

Pawlik, Anne Marie (nee Jensen)
August 13, 1918 - January 5, 2018
Age 99 of Burnsville.

Schlief, Ernest Elmer
September 14, 1937 - January 5, 2018
Age 80 of Eagan. Passed from this world peacefully on January 5th surrounded by his family. Survived by loving wife Elaine. He will be greatly missed by children John, Joseph, Denise (Fred) Eller, Michelle Devereaux (Jon Olson). Beloved grandfather of John, Nicole, Melissa (Sean), Jessica, Rebecca, Elizabeth, Matthew and Grace. Great grandchildren Aiden, Audrey and Mya. Dear brother of Al (Esther) and Sandy (Wayne) Coleman. Brothers- in-law Dick, Roy and Gale. Goddaughter DeAnna Bay. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents Elmer and Catherine, son Todd, siblings Helen, Margaret, Elna, Donna, and Janice. Veteran of the US Navy. Special thanks to his care givers at Health Partners Hospice, Southview Acres and Dr. Toninato. Memorials preferred to Health Partners Hospice or Southview Acres Care Center. Arrangements pending. (Published in the Pioneer Press on January 7, 2018)

Brevik, Burton Oliver
February 16, 1927- January 4, 2018
Age 90 of Bloomington. Full notice later in the Star Tribune. (Published in the Star Tribune on January 7, 2018)

Deglmann, Evelyn Sue (nee Kunkleman)
January 7, 1947 - January 4, 2018
Age 70 of Princeton.

Figoni, Deborah Ellen (nee Hailey)
December 20, 1951 - January 4, 2018
Age 66 of Rosemount.

Haas, Robert Carl Sr
February 21, 1963 - January 4, 2018
Age 54 of Bloomington, passed away peacefully at his home on Jan. 4th, 2018. Preceded in death by brother Michael. Survived by wife, Bernie; Children, Bobby & Casey; Pets, Sparky, Kirby, Bentley; Mother, Jeanette; Siblings, Debbie, Richard, Johnny; Many nieces, nephews, family, and friends. Service to be held at later time. (Published in the Star Tribune on January 9, 2018)

Heder, Mary Ann (nee Brezina)
July 26, 1927 - January 4, 2018
Age 90 of Sauk Rapids.

Melby, Charlotte Nelson (nee Nelson)
October 9, 1925 - January 4, 2018
Age 92 of Roseville.

Napier, Lorraine Jeanette (nee Lager)
October 13, 1928 - January 4, 2018
Age 89 of Hugo.

Rudolph, Patricia Ann (nee Weller)
July 17, 1957 - January 4, 2018
Age 60 of Corcoran, MN passed away peacefully on January 4, 2018. Pat is preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Judy Weller, brother Bob, Jr. and sister Sharon. Survived by husband, Ron. Children, Nicole (Arthur) Slaughter, Kristy (Joseph) Boike, Peter (Laura) Rudolph. Eight beloved grandchildren: Ethan, Sierra, Annika Rudolph, Matthew, Grace, Ryan, Noah Boike and Addison Rudolph. Brothers Mark and Todd Weller, along with many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, January 12, 2018 at 11:00 at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, 155 County Road 24 in Medina with visitation beginning at 9:30 at the church. Interment to immediately follow at church cemetery. Memorials preferred to the family for distribution at a later date. Our special thank you to the Park Nicollet Home Hospice staff and their wonderful volunteers, and the staff at Our Lady of Peace Home. Our family will be forever grateful for your compassionate care and friendship. (Published in the Star Tribune on January 7, 2018)

Vogt, Norman Earl
February 7, 1949 - January 4, 2018
Age 68 of Zimmerman.

Hiar, Floyd Arthur
January 13, 1946 - January 3, 2018
Age 71 of Edina.

Samuelson, Mary Kaye (nee Turja
June 18, 1963 - January 3, 2018
Age 54 of Minnetonka. Mary is survived by her daughter Katie, son Jack, husband John, parents Ed and Deanne Turja, brother Paul and his children Sophia and Ethan, sister Jill and her husband Dave. Mary will also be lovingly remembered by her numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, extended family, dear friends, the "Our Mary Army" and CaringBridge followers. A Celebration of Mary's life will be held at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, Excelsior MN on Saturday, January 13, 2018. Visitation will be held from 12:00p - 2:00p with a service following from 2:00p - 3:00p with lunch served after. Memorial donations in memory of Mary can be made either online at ourmary.com or mailed to: John Samuelson, c/o Carrie Leum, 2210 Sommergate, Excelsior, MN 55331. Memorials will be directed toward Mary's preferred charities and family needs. (Published in the Star Tribune on January 7, 2018)

Hanson, Michael Richard
November 22, 1961 - January 2, 2018
Age 56 of Edina. Born 11/22/1961, passed away peacefully on 1/2/2018 after a long 2-year battle with colon cancer and complications. Preceded in death by mother, Leslie (Tischer/Malone) Hanson. Survived by wife Ann, daughter Kari, son Michael Jr., brothers David & Jeff, sister Eileen, nephews & niece, father Mike Malone. Celebration of Life will be at the Lafayette Club on Sunday 1/21 from 12-3 pm, 2800 Northview Rd, Mtka Beach, MN 55361. Thanks to the staff at Edina Family Physicians, Minnesota Oncology, Abbott, Fairview, HCMC, Hospice of the Twin Cities, and Heartland Hospice. (Published in the Star Tribune on January 7, 2018)

Larson, Kay E (nee Gimble)
May 16, 1947 - January 2, 2018
Age 70 of Champlin.

Overcott, Robert William
March 10, 1945 - January 2, 2018
Age 72 of Minneapolis. Preceded in death by parents, Arthur and Evelyn (nee Pengra) Overcott; brother, James (Annette); sisters, Jean (Paul) Schroeter and Carol (Lee) Krejci. After serving in the U. S. Army and the U.S. Air Force, he pursued his passion for art earning a B.F.A. from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and an M.F.A. from the School of Associated Arts. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Bonnie; son, Grant; brother, Arthur (Nancy) and sister, Susan (David) Gysland; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Memorial service Saturday, January 13, at 11:00 a.m. with a visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. at Crosstown Covenant Church, 5540 30th Avenue South, Minneapolis. Internment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials preferred to Crosstown Covenant Church, the Disabled American Veterans or the Minneapolis Animal Care and Control. (Published in the Star Tribune on January 7, 2018)

Streightiff, Arlene Mary (nee Reyes)
September 15, 1940 - January 2, 2018
Age 77 of Saint Paul. Passed away peacefully surrounded by family. Survived by children, Richard, Cheryl, Eugene, Tim, Dean, Jon; 23 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; siblings, Anita and Aurora; many relatives and friends. Arlene will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Interment at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery, Fri., Jan. 12 at 10:05 AM, Assembly Area #1. (Published in the Pioneer Press on January 7, 2018).

Martin, Eugene John "Stubby"
September 22, 1938 - January 1, 2018
Age 79 of Princeton, died unexpectedly at his home in Princeton on Monday, January 1, 2018. Gene was born on September 22, 1938 in Albertville, MN, to Alrick and Mildred Martin of Albertville, MN. Eugene is preceded in death by his parents, Alrick and Mildred Martin; brother, Duane Martin; brothers-in-law, Leon (Butch) Corbin, and Larry McAlpine; nephews, Clint Martin, Noah Martin, Colten Troseth, Jerry Milless, Jr., Jeff Killian, Gary Dehmen, James Milless; great-nephew, Trevor Lane. He is survived by his siblings, Audrey (Archie) Kilian of St. Michael, Arlene (Loren) Dehmer of St. Michael, Joanne (Pete) Monson of Stillwater, Diane (Gerald) Milless of St. Michael, Betty McAlpine of Princeton, Gerald (Mona) Martin of Otsego, Donna Corbin of St. Michael, Mary (Jerry) Holland of Albertville, Eldon (LeAnne) Martin of Albertville, Theresa (Terry) Bourgeois of Monticello, Dale (Bev) Martin of Elk River, and Daniel Martin of Ogilvie. Gene has 63 nieces and nephews, 131 great nieces and nephews, and 63 great-great nieces and nephews. He honorably served his country in the US Army. Gene was always very active, he enjoyed selling firewood and going to antique sales and auctions. He was retired, but years ago was employed at Federal Cartridge in Anoka and Billy Zimmerman Stucco. He enjoyed taking care of his cats. Memorial mass on Friday, January 12, 2018, at 11:00 A.M., at the Church of St. Albert in Albertville, MN. Interment at St. Albert Cemetery.

Masanz, Bryan James
September 1, 1958 - January 1, 2018
Age 59 of Richfield.

Siesennop, Delora Elise
November 9, 1963 - January 1, 2018
Age 54 of Stillwater.

Sternberg, Carol Joan
May 5, 1955 - January 1, 2018
Age 62 of Inver Grove Heights.

Gooden, Richard Glenn Sr.
March 31, 1953 - December 31, 2017
Age 64 of Saint Cloud.

Rubbelke, Donald Patrick
January 9, 1949 - December 31, 2017
Age 68 of Stillwater, peacefully went to Heaven on New Year's Eve, surrounded by his loving wife and daughter. Preceded in death by parents, James and Helena; siblings, Judy, Kitty and Lloyd. Survived by wife, Betsy; daughter, Gina (Matt); grandchildren, Carson, Grady and Natalie; brothers, Jim (Barb), Tim (Betty), Tom (Barb), Greg (Kathy); sister-in-law, Pam; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Celebration of Life will be held at 1pm on Sunday, Jan. 7th, at Moose Lodge, 1946 English St., Maplewood. Private interment with full military honors at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials preferred to the family. (Published in the Pioneer Press on January 4, 2018).

Terborg, Phillip Lee
June 5, 1956 - December 31, 2017
Age 61 of Princeton.

Videen Paul Leland
January 15, 1926 - December 31, 2017
Age 91 of Hugo.

Davis, Dorothy Jean (nee Bellaphant)
August 10, 1953 - December 30, 2017
Age 64 of Saint Paul.

Reed, Paul Richard
June 5, 1966 - December 30, 2017
Age 51 of Minneapolis.

Swanson, Michael David
October 27, 1957 - December 30, 2017
Age 60 of Ortonville.

Woodall, Donald Stanley II
January 9, 1949 - December 30, 2017
Age 68 of Minneapolis.

Kaufman, Craig Herbert
August 24, 1955 - December 29, 2017
Age 62 of Saint Paul Park.

McBride, Lee (nee Overman)
March 29, 1928 - December 29, 2017
Age 89 of Circle Pines.

Pixley, Dorothy Sylvia (nee Solheim)
April 4, 1942 - December 29, 2017
Age 75 of Apple Valley. Celebration of life will be at a later date; notification will go out later. (Published in the Star Tribune on December 31, 2017)

Pry, Nancy Roesler (nee Roesler)
November 1, 1930 - December 29, 2017
Age 87 of Minneapolis. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Arthur (Art); sons, Mark (Rose Weitz) and Larry (Tsippi Wray); daughter, Lauren Graves; and grandchildren, Tyler and Ariel Pry, and Hannah and Sabine Graves. Memorial service will be Friday, January 26, 1:30 p.m., at Walker Methodist Chapel, 3737 Bryant Ave. S., Minneapolis. In lieu of flowers, family requests a memorial donation to HealthPartners Hospice & Palliative Care or a charity of your choice. (Published in the Star Tribune on January 21, 2018)

Toth, Laurie Jean
August 21, 1954 - December 29, 2017
Age 63 of Minneapolis. Preceded in death by parents Dolan and Arlys Toth. Survived and much missed by Noreen Nanz, Nadine Johnson, Rodney Toth, Jim Toth, Joanne Banas and Steven Toth. Artist and teacher of art at the Eagan Arthouse, Dakota Center for the Arts, Bloomington Center for the Arts and juried at Eagan Art Festival. Exhibited at Grand Marais, Sivertson Art Gallery Duluth, Minnesota State Fair. Memorial Service was held January 3, 2018. Donations to the Dakota Center for the Arts specified to the Eagan Arthouse. (Published in the Star Tribune on January 9, 2018).

Bundrock, William John, Sr
May 17, 1946 - December 28, 2017
Age 71 of Rockford.

Erickson, Joan Marie (nee Tuma)
June 24, 1947 - December 28, 2017
Age 70 of Spring Lake Park. Preceded in death by father, Albert F. Tuma and two infant siblings. Survived by mother, Betty Tuma; eight siblings, Albert C. (Nancy) Tuma, Mary Lindahl, Carol Anderson (Allan Bongard), Kathy (Rick) Kennedy, James (Cathy Johnson) Tuma, Sharon (Mike) Kohser, David Tuma, Marjorie (William) Fritz. Many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews; life partner, Dennis Pease; children, Lisa Carlson-Erickson, Skip (Danielle) Erickson, Shannon Miko, Renee Pease Mauroy, Sean Pease, Jeremy (Jazmin) Pease, Paul (Vivian) Pease, Kevin Pease; eight grandchildren, four great grandchildren, many loving extended family and friends. Memorial service in the Spring at St. Joan of Arc Church, Mpls. Donations to The ALS Assoc. MN/ND/SD Chapter. (Published in the Star Tribune on December 31, 2017).

Frodesen, Mark Saunders
July 20, 1949 - December 28, 2017
Age 68 of Superior, Wisconsin.

Pickens, Meta Ajane (nee Miethe)
June 11, 1925 - December 28, 2017
Age 92 of White Bear Lake.

Turner, Joann
May 18, 1960 - December 28, 2017
Age 57 of Brooklyn Center.

Baker-Monroe, Lorna Katherine (nee Baker)
January 17, 1941 - December 27, 2017
Age 76 of Barron, Wisconsin.

Thomas, Rachel Adaline (nee Schenberger)
September 29, 1936 - December 27, 2017
Age 81 of Saint Paul.

Thompson, Doris Veronica (nee Langer)
February 25, 1932 - December 27, 2017
Age 85 of West Saint Paul. Survived by sister, Barbara Shaw; daughters Peggy (Robert) Van Cleve, Robin Reich, Doris Cunningham, Nancy Thompson; 8 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents; son, Bobby, sister, Mary; daughter, Dianne; brother, Mark. Funeral Mass Friday Dec 29, 10:30 am, at St. Peter's Catholic Historic Church, 1405 Sibley Memorial Hwy, Mendota. Celebrant Father Kevin Clinton. Visitation at 9:00 am. Reception to follow service. Interment at St. Peter's Cemetery. (Published in the Pioneer Press on December 28, 2017).

Figaro, Glenn Lee
February 28, 1955 - December 26, 2017
Age 62 of Duluth.

Frost, John Keith
May 28, 1933 - December 26, 2017
Age 84 of Forest Lake.

Gauthier, Zachary Laurence
January 23, 1990 - December 26, 2017
Age 27 of White Bear Lake.

Wolfgram, Carol Bernice (nee Gehrts)
April 22, 1935 - December 26, 2017
Age 82 of New Hope. Survived by husband, Gerald; children, Kathleen Vogelpohl, Maria (Paul) Foslien; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters, Joyce Vickerman, Dorothy Forde; other relatives and friends. Celebration of life at 11AM on Wednesday, Jan. 10 at Living Word Christian Center, 9201 - 75th Ave. N., Brooklyn Park, MN. (Published in the Star Tribune on January 7, 2018).

Bolin, Ryan Joseph
April 26, 1978 - December 25, 2017
Age 39 of Minneapolis.

Farrell, Thomas Mathew
March 27, 1952 - December 25, 2017
Age 65 of Saint Paul.

Farris, Patricia Ann
July 9, 1961 - December 25, 2017
Age 56 of Monticello. Survived by mother, Marlene Anselment; 2 brothers, Danny and Gary (Mary) Anselment; daughter, Megan; 2 grandchildren, Jaicie & Jayden. A celebration of life later. (Published in the Star Tribune on December 31, 2017).

Kuss, Helen (nee Maldonado)
April 16, 1932 - December 25, 2017
Age 85 of Maplewood.

Woodhouse, Judith Mae (nee Grotefend, Olmstead)
September 25, 1939 - December 25, 2017
Age 78 of Scandia. Died peacefully at home in Scandia, MN. Judy is survived by husband, Neal; children, Merry (Mark) Doner, Matt (Ruthie), Mark (Becky), Mike (Janice), Marni (Ron) Meier, Lisa (Don) Zarraonandia and many grandchildren and great grand-children. Celebration of Judy's Life is at Evergreen Church, 2300 East 88th St., Bloomington, MN 55425 on Friday, January 12th at 11 AM. Donation to a local food shelf preferred in lieu of memorials/flowers. (Published in the Pioneer Press on December 31, 2017).

Anderson, Rita Ann (nee Johnson)
January 9, 1951 - December 24, 2017
Age 66 of South Saint Paul, went to Heaven on Christmas Eve, surrounded by her loving family. Her gentle, caring and compassionate spirit will forever be a treasured gift to all who knew her. She was a Nurse for many years at Southview Acres and a library volunteer at District #197. She is survived by her beloved husband, Mark, daughter Katie, son Ryan, sister, Betty (Don) Forester, niece, Christine (Ben) Forester-Hauser, nephew, Daniel (Naomi) Forester and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her mother, Edna and father, Duane. Memorial Service Saturday, January 6th at 1:00 p.m. at St. Stephen's Lutheran Church, 1575 Charlton Street, West St. Paul, MN 55118 (651) 457-6541 In lieu of flowers, memorials to family preferred. (Published in the Pioneer Press on December 31, 2017).

Grimes, Sheila Mary (nee Gendron)
March 3, 1960 - December 24, 2017
Age 57 of Bemidji.

Schmeling, Sarah Jeanette (nee Castle)
March 6, 1925 - December 24, 2017
Age 92 of White Bear Lake .

Schofield, William Scott
April 22, 1954 - December 24, 2017
Age 63 of Blaine. He is Survived by his loving wife, Kathy; children Scott (Jessica), Michelle (Eric), six grandchildren and many other family members and friends. Scott was a fisherman, hunter and avid Viking's fan. The memorial service will be held at 11:30AM on Thursday, January 4th at Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel 6000 Minnehaha Ave., St Paul with visitation one hour prior to service. Graveside service to follow at 1:30PM at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. (Published in the Star Tribune on December 31, 2017).

Walsh, Leslie Albert
October 28, 1947 - December 24, 2017
Age 70 of Brooklyn Center. went to his heavenly home in the loving arms of Jesus on December 24, 2017. Preceded in death by his daughter, Krista; father, James; mother, Thelma; step-father, Corvell; brother, John; sister-in-law, Jill; other special family and friends. Survived by his loving wife, Janice; children, Traci (Traiten) Gunderson, Ethan, Kristina Baribeau; grand-children, Bonnie, Brandi, Dustin, Amanda, Ellie, Whitney, Hailey; great-grandchildren, Ava Rose and Raquel Ann; siblings, James, Susan, Chuck, Bobby, Linda; many loving nieces and nephews. Memorial Service at 2PM on Saturday, Dec. 30 at Waycross Evangelical Church, 7733 W River Road, Brooklyn Park, MN 55444. (Published in the Star Tribune on December 27, 2017).

Asmus, Ruth Elizabeth (nee Klages)
April 18, 1939 - December 23, 2017
Age 78 of Winthrop.

Gillespie, Arlayne Gloria (nee Anderson)
September 17, 1930 - December 23, 2017
Age 87 of Cambridge.

Kroyer, Randall James
April 21, 1956 - December 23, 2017
Age 61 of Richfield.

Lahti, Eila Paula (nee Sainio)
April 14, 1926 - December 23, 2017
Age 91 of Eagan.

McKinney, Lucille Victoria (nee VanHorn)
October 23, 1932 - December 23, 2017
Age 85 of Saint Paul.

Solarz, Wittold John
March 9, 1951 - December 23, 2017
Age 66 of Minnetonka.

Arnold, Gayle Marie (nee Sadlovsky)
December 6, 1948 - December 22, 2017
Age 69 of Oakdale.

Gjerde, LaVonne Campbell (nee Hage)
September 5, 1928 - December 22, 2017
Age 89 of Shoreview. Passed away peacefully at St. John's Hospital ICU. She is survived by Harlan, husband of 70 + years, daughters Susan and Wayne, T and partner John McCormick, son Douglas and Martie, granddaughter Lee Campbell, grandson Harris and wife Lindsay, and greeting her in heaven grandson Wilder Mac and niece Kristi, sisters and brother-in-law, Alice Gjerde, Ellie Swanson, Mylo and Barb Gjerde, nieces and nephews and many good friends from Hewitt, 49 1/2, St. Phillip's Church and Choir, Greenhouse Village and Shoreview Senior Living. LaVonne was a spirited, hard working, tenacious woman. She loved her home, her garden and her singing. But most of all she loved her family. Being together for Duluth weekends, picnics, rides, ALL holidays, and nature walks with her grand kids was divine for her. LaVonne never liked the winter (except for making snow angels) but was always planning for spring. Newly sprouted seeds, baby birds and what she would add to her garden was her joy. According to her wishes we will have a spring memorial to celebrate her life at St Phillip's Lutheran Church, Fridley on April 12, 10 am visitation, 11 am service followed by lunch. When LaVonne did sit still it was to watch Channel 2, please direct your memorials to TPT in her name. The family wants to thank everyone for their support and kind words especially the staff at Shoreview and St. John's ICU for their care and kindness during her last journey. Mom, you are alive in our hearts. (Published in the Star Tribune on December 31, 2017).

Gormley, Michael Joseph, Jr
July 20, 1950 - December 22, 2017
Age 67 of Saint Cloud. Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his children. Preceded in death by father, Michael; and sister, Barbara. Survived by children, Cassandra (Jonathon) and Jason (Jennifer); mother of his children, Irene; mother, Corrine; sisters, Susan, Jane, Joann; best friend, Toren; many relatives and friends. Michael enjoyed spending time with his children, enjoyed science fiction, Christmas, video games, and helping others. Services to be held in January. (Published in the Pioneer Press on December 27, 2017).

Matson, Patricia Jane (nee Perdue)
May 29, 1946 - December 22, 2017
Age 71 of Burnsville.

Murray, Dolores S (nee Stolson)
April 20, 1930 - December 22, 2017
Age 87 of Minneapolis. Preceded in death by her son Frank Stolson, husband Louis Murray, two sisters, Gloria & Marlene, parents Ruby Strong and Peter Stolson. Survived by siblings Roger, Wayne, Cathy & Bonnie. Children lost & happily reunited Elizabeth, Jody, Terry, Linda, 7 grandchildren, Stephanie, Callie, James, Will, Justin, Ben, Katie and 5 great-grandchildren. Loved & missed by many. Family is planning a memorial service for a later date. (Published in the Star Tribune on December 31, 2017).

Young, Mary Ann (nee Asleson)
July 22, 1949 - December 22, 2017
Age 68 of Minneapolis. Survived by her mother, Gloria Asleson; her husband Anthony L., I; her children Anthony II (Darnell), Princess (Chad) Harshman, Daniel (Angela); 9 grandchildren, 7 great grand-children; dog, Pepper; her siblings Ronnie (Janet), Sharon (Jim), Nancy (Les), Allen (Jay). Many other family and friends. A Memorial services will be on Saturday, January 13th with a visitation at 11am, services at 12pm and a repass to follow at First Baptist Church 1021 Hennepin Ave Mpls, 612-332-3651. (Published in the Star Tribune on January 7, 2018).

Bruns, Eileen Mary (nee McCarthy)
June 5, 1941 - December 21, 2017
Age 76 of Eden Prairie, formerly of Minneapolis, passed away surrounded by family. Eileen was employed as a manufacturer, at Rockwell Automation in Eden Prairie, MN. She enjoyed camping, dancing, bowling, oil painting, writing and home decorating, and loved spending time with her family and friends. Survived by children, Lyle (Cindy) Olson, Brenda (Dale) Tuma, Norby (Lorna) Klimek, Sean (Linda Mary) Bruns; grandchildren, Carisa (Jason) Davids, Bryan Carlson, Jasen (Aileen) Klimek, Kendra (Matt) Klimek, Taylor (Joey) Bjornson, Paige (Brandon) Sterriker, Kali Klimek, Coleman Klimek, and Hunter Klimek; great-grandchildren, Tyson and Reese Davids; brother Don (Bonnie) McCarthy, and sister, Vivian Anderson. Eileen is preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Marlys McCarthy, and fiancé, James Stokes. Funeral Service, Thursday, December 28; 12 PM at Friendship Church, 12800 Marystown Road, Shakopee, MN 55379. Visitation one hour prior to service. Interment at a later date. Crescent Tide, 774 Transfer Road, St. Paul, MN 55114. 651-315-8214. (Published in the Star Tribune on December 28, 2017).

Hop, Rose Marie (nee Mudick)
August 15, 1946 - December 21, 2017
Age 71 of Inver Grove Heights. She is preceded in death by parents, Joseph & Marie Mudick and daughter Laurie Drews (Harper). Rose is survived by boyfriend Dennis Fairchild (26 years); sons, Doug and Jim Harper; grandchildren Jimmy, Kyler, Kyrsten and Stefanie and 3 great grandchildren. (Published in the Pioneer Press on December 27, 2017).

Lyons, Lucille Ann (nee Schoenberger)
October 1, 1915 - December 21, 2017
Age 102 of South Saint Paul.

Orth, Richard Lee
April 6, 1953 - December 21, 2017
Age 64 of Robbinsdale.

Parkinson Hernandez, Nancee Ann (nee Parkinson)
January 12, 1943 - December 21, 2017
Age 74 of Saint Paul.

Peters, William Arthur
January 28, 1946 - December 21, 2017
Age 71 of Saint Paul.

Aguirre, Ronald Paul
August 9, 1954 - December 20, 2017
Age 63 of Saint Paul.

Liebersbach, Roberta Lynn (nee Evans)
September 16, 1964 - December 20, 2017
Age 53 of Milaca, passed away after a short battle with cancer. Funeral will be Sat, Dec 30 at 10:30 am at The Holy Cross Catholic Church in Onamia - visitation 1 hour prior.
(published in the St. Cloud Times on December 29, 2017).

Lower, Christopher Patrick
July 18, 1967 - December 20, 2017
Age 50 of Maple Grove. Preceded by his mother Susanne, he is survived by his wife Mary, their children: Hailley, Hannah, and Hayden, his father Gary and brothers Tim and Dan. A two-time heart transplant recipient, Chris remained remarkably productive even during his extended hospitalization, working with Mary to support clients of their public relations firm and publishing a low sodium cookbook to help others with similar medical needs. Chris' devotion to his family and his tenacious fight for life were an inspiration to all who knew him. His passions for learning and story-telling live on in his children. On Jan 6 a Celebration of Life service will take place at 11AM at Church of the Open Door (9060 Zanzibar Ln N.) in Maple Grove. He had hoped friends would tell stories after the service for a remembrance video for his children. In lieu of flowers, funds for educational and medical expenses are being accepted by Mary Lower c/o IntrinXec Mgmt, 5353 Wayzata Blvd., Suite 350, Mpls., MN 55416. (Published in the Star Tribune on December 31, 2017).

Smith, David Arthur
June 23, 1949 - December 20, 2017
Age 68 of Memphis, Tennessee. A Loving Father, Grandfather, Brother, and Friend, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family. Preceded in death by his parents, George and Georgia Smith; son, Anthony Wren; and siblings Rosa Mae Carter, Robert Smith, James Smith and Lucille Lofton. Survived by his daughters D. Yolanda Brown and Simmara Smith; grandchildren, BreShionn Brown, Jahmai "Jai" Phipps, and Jeremiah Smith; siblings, Myrdis Woodard, Arthur Smith, George Smith, Mabel Smith, and many nieces and nephews including Taunya Smith-Freeze and Daron Hogan. A Celebration of Life service will take place on Tuesday, January 2, 2018, at Calvary Church, 2120 Lexington Ave N., Roseville, MN 55113. Visitation at 10:00 AM; service at 11:00 AM with a luncheon following service. Interment at Elmhurst Cemetery. (Published in the Pioneer Press on December 31, 2017).

Yim, Kwei Chun (nee Pang)
December 26, 1928 - December 20, 2017
Age 88 of Stillwater.

Rabitaille, Alan Jean
August 29, 1953 - December 19, 2017
Age 64 of Minneapolis.

Enstad, James David
October 19, 1927 - December 19, 2017
Age 90 of Richfield. passed away peacefully on December 19, 2017 sur- rounded by his loving family. A proud, third generation son of Norwegian immigrants, Jim grew up on Park Point in Duluth, and enjoyed returning to Lake Superior throughout his life. Jim enlisted in the US Navy during World War II. He attended Winona State College, where he met his wife, Catherine, before graduating from the University of Minnesota. He retired from a career in sales in 1989 and enjoyed volunteer tutoring after retirement. To Jim, the best things in life were talking with family and friends, playing cribbage, and getting to know people. Despite his Norwegian sense of humor, he was really quite funny. Jim was preceded in death by his wife Catherine (Holliday) Enstad and his brothers Philip Enstad and Robert Enstad. Jim is survived by his very special friend Natalie Morgan, son Chris Enstad (Sophie Pfeiffer), daughters Patricia Enstad (Jim Mondoux) and Nan Enstad (Finn Enke), grandsons Michael Boevers and Ryan Boevers. A memorial service will be held at Christ the King Lutheran Church at 8600 Fremont Ave South, Bloomington on December 27 at 11:00 am. (Published in the Star Tribune on December 25, 2017).

Fontaine, Jolyn LaVerne (nee Wessman)
August 14, 1944- December 19, 2017
Age 73 of Saint Paul. Please join us for a service on Sat 12/30, 10 am, at Minnehaha UMC, 3701 E. 50th St. Mpls 55417. Memorials preferred to Our Lady of Peace Hospice (St. Paul) or for camp scholarships at Minnehaha UMC. (Published in the Star Tribune on December 28, 2017).

Sperling, Bonne Jean (nee Bogard)
March 21, 1950 - December 19, 2017
Age 67 of Maplewood.

Spray, Gary Alan
April 21, 1952 - December 19, 2017
Age 65 of Maplewood. Survived by his wife, Betty; son, Geoff; daughter, Sarah and grandchildren, Madilynn and Morgan. Funeral Services will be at St. Luke Lutheran Church on Saturday, January 13, 2018 with services starting at 10AM. (Published in the Pioneer Press on January 7, 2018).

Wolff, Jeanne Gloria (nee Zuercher)
November 15, 1948 - December 19, 2017
Age 69 of North Saint Paul. Died at her home surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her husband Tom; son Kale (Amy); daughter Casey Boerem (Kyle); grandchildren Kale Jr., Carter, Noah and Annabelle; mother Gloria Zuercher; brothers Andy (Linda), Mark, David; sisters Gayle (Gary) Ritzer, Carole (Dave) Swiden, Nancy (Rick) Hoffman; sister-in-law Sharon Swanson and many nieces and nephews. Jeanne was preceded in death by her father Al Zuercher and in-laws Floyd and Mary Wolff and her niece and goddaughter, Abigail Magnuson. Jeanne's smile and zest for life will be missed by her family and all who knew her. Memorial Service Wed. (12/27) at 6PM at SANDBERG FUNERAL HOME, 2593 7th Ave. E., North St. Paul, MN. Visitation starting at 5PM. 651-777-2600 sandbergfuneralhome.com (Published in the Pioneer Press on December 24, 2017).

Anderson, Greggory Hubert
October 10, 1952 - December 18, 2017
Age 65 of Onamia

Gardner, William Mark
April 26, 1961 - December 18, 2017
Age 56 of Hugo. Survived by wife, Mary; 5 siblings; as well as nephews; nieces; many other relatives and friends. Visitation at 10:00 on January 13, 2018 with Mass at 11:00 at the Cathedral of St. Paul, 239 Selby Ave, St. Paul, MN. Donations preferred to George L. Adams Head & Neck Cancer Fund, www.ent.umn.edu. (Published in the Pioneer Press on December 24, 2017).

Hulander, Donald Arthur
December 4, 1929- December 18, 2017
Age 88 of North Muskegon, Michigan.

Lee, James Frank
August 21, 1942 - December 18, 2017
Age 75 of Vadnais Heights. Passed away unexpectedly at the VA Hospital. Jim's gift of storytelling will forever be cherished, his sense of humor and infectious "boyish" smile will live on forever in our hearts. He was extremely loving and proud of his 2 daughters Jody Lee and Deann Lee, 4 grandchildren Nathan, Beau, Cassie, and Noah, and 1 great grandchild on the way. Also survived by former wife and friend Carol Lee 3 brothers Conrad (Mary), Robert, and Larry and many dear friends. In keeping with the wishes of Jim, there will be no funeral services. (Published in the Pioneer Press on December 24, 2017).

Madsen, Franklin August
February 14, 1934 - December 18, 2017
Age 83 of Elk River.

Weeks, John Stephen
December 28, 1941 - December 18, 2017
Age 75 of Minneapolis. "For everything there is a season and a time for every matter under heaven." Ecclesiastes 3. Age 75, of Minneapolis, died on December 18, 2017, at Our Lady of Peace Hospice, six months after being diagnosed with stage 4 melanoma. Steve was born in Boston, MA, on December 28, 1941, the second of four sons of Sally and Bob Weeks, Jr. He was brought up in Brookline, MA, and in 1959 graduated from Loomis School, Windsor, CT. Steve received a BA from Colby College, Waterville, ME, in 1963, with majors in art and American literature. He lettered in soccer, and enjoyed golf and hockey. Upon graduation he entered Naval Officer Candidate School in Newport, RI, and was commissioned as Ensign in the USNR. He reported to USS Comstock (LSD-19) in San Diego as ship's navigator. He made three cruises to the Western Pacific Ocean with major time spent off the coast of South Vietnam. In 1973, Steve graduated from the University of Minnesota, with a B.Arch with High Distinction. He was Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Minnesota from 1979 to 1985 and Associate Professor from 1985 until his retirement in 2010. He served in several advisory roles, including Director of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies, board member and treasurer for the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and department co-head at the School of Architecture. J. Stephen Weeks was nationally recognized for his teaching, leadership and service advancing architectural education and the profession of architecture. For more than three decades at the University of Minnesota, generations of students benefited from his inventive teaching that explored how buildings go together, beautifully and sustain- ably. His research contributions resulted in exemplary energy efficient, low-cost and innovative small buildings. Many of his students, particularly those fortunate to serve as his teaching and research assistants, have gone on to design careers distinguished by deep appreciation of connecting design ideas to material choices. Steve's devotion to helping students achieve licensure was evident in the many hours he spent supporting individual students completing their degree: advising, mentoring, inspiring, teaching, cajoling or scolding as needed. An active leader on campus and in the professional community locally and nationally, he took on leadership roles in a wide range of organizations and nurtured many students throughout his long career. Steve was a loving and devoted husband, father, and beepah. He married Karen Gorder in Minneapolis in 1976 and together they had two children, Sarah and Seth. Ever the teacher, Steve shared his love of architecture, geography, history and the natural world on many cross-country camping road trips they took as a family. He relished annual biking trips with his three out-of-state brothers, visits to the farmers market, and hosting weekend family brunches. Steve had a great appreciation for beauty and the natural world, evident in his love for gardening which he shared with his family, his neighbors and his larger community as a Hennepin County Master Gardener. At a small ceremony at Our Lady of Peace Hospice a week before he died, Steve received and responded to expressions of gratitude and love from his closest family members. He said, "Our memories together are my great pleasure, and I remember deeply." It was his wish that a celebration of life be held in the spring with extended family, friends, neighbors, former students and colleagues. He will be interred at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Steve is survived by wife Karen Weeks, daughter Sarah Weeks (John Sandahl), granddaughter Beatrix Sandahl-Weeks, son Seth Weeks (Rachel Weeks), grandson Carsten Weeks, brothers Bob, Dick (Marty Hackett), and Peter (Barbara) Weeks, brothers- and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. He was deeply loved and will be greatly missed. Memorials preferred to: Our Lady of Peace Hospice, 2076 St. Anthony Ave., St. Paul, MN 55104 or J. Stephen Weeks Graduate Fellowship in Architecture, University of Minnesota School of Architecture, 145 Rapson Hall, 89 Church Street, Minneapolis, MN 55455. (Published in the Star Tribune on December 31, 2017).

Evenson, Geraldine Ann
August 26, 1928 - December 17, 2017
Age 89 of Maple Grove, was born to Oscar and Marjorie (Long) Evenson in Drayton, ND. She attended Drayton Public School and later beauty school. She moved to St. Paul, MN where she was employed by Hove's Grocery for 28 years until its closing. Geraldine then worked for the city of St. Paul for 25 years at Highland Golf Course. In 2003, upon retirement, she moved to Maple Grove, MN. Geraldine is preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Gloria Nelson, two brothers, George Darrel and Robert and two brothers-in-law, Harris Anderson and Norman Nelson. She is survived by her sisters, Marlys Evenson, Golden Valley, MN, Leona (Dale) Edblom, San Diego, CA and Patricia Anderson, Drayton, ND and brothers, James (Joan) Evenson, Grand Forks, ND and Eldred (Buck)(Penny) Evenson of Prior Lake, MN, sister-in-law, Delores Evenson, East Grand Forks, MN and many nieces and nephews. Geraldine passed away at Good Samaritan Home in Golden Valley, MN on December 17, 2017 at the age of 89. A family service will be held at a later date with interment in the Drayton Cemetery. (Published in the Star Tribune on December 24, 2017).

Hansen, Janice Lillian (nee Gullick)
November 1, 1941 - December 17, 2017
Age 76 of Coon Rapids.

Nishizuka, Nathan Ford
April 21, 1956 - December 17, 2017
Age 61 of Minneapolis.

Bohlmann, Randy Dale
November 3 1960 - December 16, 2017
Age 57 of Shakopee. Preceded in death by his parents Elizabeth and Gerald Bohlmann. Survived by his wife, Denise; children, Alex and Diane; sister, Carol Becker. Visitation January 13th at 1 pm Service at 2 pm at Illumination Church in Burnsville. Thanks to AseraCare Hospice and Crescent Tide Cremation Services. (Published in the Star Tribune on January 7, 2018).

Ellringer, Donna Jolene (nee Hall)
April 3, 1957 - December 16, 2017
Age 60 of Prior Lake, formerly of Rochester, Minneapolis and Las Vegas, passed away the morning of Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, at St. Frances Hospital. She was preceded in death by her father, Ralph Hall; and niece, Melissa Grandbois. Donna is survived by her husband, Maurice (Moe) Ellringer; son, Joshua Hall of Circle Pines, Minn.; daughter, Daphny Hall of Dubuque, Iowa; grandson, Izaak Hall of Circle Pines; her mother, Virginia Hall of Brooklyn Center, Minn.; sisters, Kimberly Grandbois (Dan) of Detroit Lakes, Minn., and Carrie Hall of Minneapolis; sister-in-law, Diane Ellringer Woodward of Stewartville; brother-in-law, Michael Ellringer of Las Vegas; nieces and nephews, Jessica Stephens (Matthew), Michael Grandbois, Kellie Jo Grandbois, Dominic Burg, Jennifer and Anna; along with Maurice's nieces and nephews; and the brothers and sisters of her congregation. Donna lived a very full life, traveling with the band, Rush, campaigning with her friend, Barbara Carlson, and even made the cover of the City Pages Magazine as the "Belle of the Block," standing up against thieves, squatters, drug dealers and trafficking in the Phillips neighborhood of Minneapolis. Donna was a free spirt, a gypsy with a heart of gold, loved the Lord and all that is beautiful, she will be dearly missed. A church ceremony will take place from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, at River of Life Community Church at Canterbury Park Chapel at the backside of the racetrack in Shakopee. (Published in The Post-Bulletin on December 19, 2017)

Hedrick, Carroll Martin (nee Martin)
August 9, 1928 - December 16, 2017
Age 89 of Roseville.

Sauro, Barbara Jean (nee Bonse)
March 6, 1942 - December 16, 2017
Age 75 of Oakdale, MN, born in Stillwater, MN, oldest of 11 children. Preceded in death by mother, Lorraine Keller; father, Leonard Bonse; daughter, Roxanne Sax. Survived by children, Jeannie (Chris) Heist, Julie (Chris) Posterick, Vickie Erickson; son-in-law, Donald Lascewski; grandchildren, Nichole, Tom (Melissa), Leann (Eric), Crystal (Jeremy), Michael, JoVina, Julia (Jim), Scott (Courtney), Kevin; great-grandchildren, Logan, Dylan, Emily and Eva; many nieces, nephews and friends. Thank you to the wonderful, caring staff at Lakeview Hopice and Cerenity Senior Center. As well as the love and support of Affirming Life Support Group. Mass Friday, Dec. 22nd, 2017 10:00 AM at CHURCH OF ASSUMPTION, 51 West 7th Street St. Paul, with visitation one hour prior to the Mass at church. (Published in the Pioneer Press on December 20, 2017).

Wepplo, Richard Francis
November 10, 1946 - December 16, 2017
Age 71 of Blaine. Riding his Harley in heaven. Survived by brothers Ernie (Bonnie) and Peter (Donna); many nieces and nephews who loved him; friend Lola. Preceded in death by parents Isabel and Arnold Wepplo; and brother George. Services are being planned for spring. (Published in the Star Tribune on December 24, 2017).

Case, LeRoy Edward
November 11, 1939 - December 15, 2017
Age 78 of West Saint Paul.

Cookos, John Dimitra
September 17, 1939 - December 15, 2017
Age 78 of Eagan. Survived by wife Arliss; son Paul; daughter Andrea; grandchildren Lukas and Melina; 3 great grandchildren Layla, Ivy and Malachi; and his dog Maggie. He was a grateful 60 year union member of IBEW LU 292, Mpls. and American Legion Post 129, Mpls. Memorials appreciated to Mission Animal Hospital, 10100 Viking Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344. No service. (Published in the Star Tribune on December 31, 2017).

Fischer, John Henry
May 13, 1951 - December 15, 2017
Age 66 of New Brighton.

McGillivray, Ted Harold
December 16, 1961 - December 15, 2017
Age 55 of Richfield.

Peters, Gerald Waldo
July 29, 1930 - December 15, 2017
Age 87 of Brooklyn Park, passed away peacefully with family. Korean era (noncombat) Army veteran. Proud life-long member of 40+ years with the Clover Leaf Creamery. A rapscallion in his youth, he met and fell in love with his wife of 67 years, Donna. In his words, he was proud as a peacock to have a wife; two daughters Lynda (husband Mike) and Sue (husband Pat); and then his grandchildren Jay Fancher (wife Stella and affectionately adopted 4th granddaughter), Lisa Fancher, Raeanne Holmgren; and great-granddaughters, Breanna, Kyla and Cayden. Also survived by Chi Chi the bird. Preceded in death by his loving mother Ella, and father R. Henry Peters; sister Lucille; brother Delmar, twin brother Herald (Corky); and half sister Lois. Private family services only. Memorials preferred to St. Therese of New Hope, "CARING FUND," that assists individuals served by St. Therese who have out-lived their financial resources. St. Therese is non-profit. By mail: St. Therese Foundation, 1660 S. Highway 100, Suite 103, Saint Louis Park, Minnesota 55416. Don't forget to include "charitable gift for to direct your gift). Via secure web: sttheresemn.org (Published in the Star Tribune on December 21, 2017).

Peterson, Mark Lawrence
July 28, 1964 - December 15, 2017
Age 53 of Anoka. Mark was a resident of Minnesota at the time of passing.(Published online Jauary 6, 2018 coutesy of Tributes.com).

Stevenson, Ruth Martha (nee Rahikainen)
July 17, 1933 - December 15, 2017
Age 84 of Chaska.

Bean, Ray Thomas
February 14, 1926 - December 14, 2017
Age 91 of Coon Rapids. Ray was a WWII Navy Veteran. He was a member of the American Legion Post 566 and former member of Tri-City Legion in New Brighton. Ray enjoyed tennis, fine dining, travel and was very proud of his family. Preceded in death by son, Kenny. Survived by treasured wife, Lavonne (Bonnie); children , Karen Iverson of Shoreview, Brian (Jill) of Roseville, Rick (Ria) of Lino Lakes; stepchildren David (Gigi) Schmeling, Pam (Lester) Zentner, Michael (Lori) Schmeling, Scott (Michelle) Schmeling and Dana (John) Summer; grandchildren Erik (Sarah), Kyle, Andrew (Anna), Alaina, Caitlin (Travis), Madeline, Jamie (Tom), Troy (Shannon), Whitney (Chris), Randi (Andy), Douglas, Cassie (Jarrod), Kelley, Cory, Cody (Eylina), Alisha (Michael), John, Jennifer (Ronnie), Richard and Karley; great grand-children Evelyn, Caleb, Eli, Maci, Mya, Tanner, Kevan, Lukas, Hanna, Grant, Kylie, Taylor, Destiny, Nadia, Xavier, Dymetry, Landon, Payton, Natalie, Dylan, Cameron and Addison; sister-in-law Luella Bean and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Memorial Service with Military Honors at Noon Thurs., Dec. 21 at Hugo Legion, Post 620, 5383 140th St. N., Hugo 55038 651-255-1432. Visitation 1 hour prior. Private Fort Snelling Interment. Memorials preferred. (Published in the Pioneer Press on December 17, 2017).

Beh, Alfred Herbert Jr.
July 19, 1944 - December 14, 2017
Age 73 of Edina. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was an overall mentor to many and a humble example for all. He graduated from the University of Iowa with a bachelor's degree in engineering and remained a loyal Hawkeye fan for life. As an engineer he dedicated 43 years to the design and development of aerospace life support systems. He met and later wed the love of his life, Rose after he swept her off her feet during their first dance. They raised three devoted children and one beloved granddaughter which they followed to Minnesota into their golden years. He was greeted in heaven by his mother Bernice, father Alfred Sr., brothers Robert and Ben, and sister in law Connie. He is survived by his wife Rose of 47 years, daughter Tammy, sons Al III and Matt, granddaughter Vanessa, brother John, sister Mary (Spud) and sister in law Kathy, amongst many nieces and nephews. He was adored by his family and will be greatly missed by all. He will be remembered for his wisdom, compassion, humility, selflessness, strong morals and perseverance to fight for continued time with his family. He and his family are extremely grateful for the many doctors, medical professionals, families, friends, neighbors and caregivers that gave strength to his life. A private family life celebration will be held in the summer. (Published in the Star Tribune on December 24, 2017).

Gollnick, Russell Scott
June 13, 1955 - December 14, 2017
Age 62 of Bloomington.

Mikish, David Michael
December 29, 1965 - December 14, 2017
Age 51 of Roseville.

Rockholt, Marilyn Helen (nee Beaver)
January 14, 1931 - December 14, 2017
Age 96 of White Bear Lake.

Weaver, Roger Allen
April 18, 1953 - December 14, 2017
Age 64 of Lino Lakes. He is survived by his wife Gail; children, Jared (Barb Darwin), Jessica, Megan (Erik) Duzan, Michelle, and three grandchildren. A special thank you to the wonderful, caring staff at Fairview Home Care and Hospice. A celebration of life will be held on Friday, December 29th from 11:00am - 2:00pm at K&J Catering 2548 7th Ave. E. North St. Paul, MN. Parking in back. (Published in the Pioneer Press on December 24, 2017).

Sitarski, Michael Joseph
October 25, 1951 - December 13, 2017
Age 66 of Minneapolis. A celebration of Mike's life December 23rd, 2017, 3:00pm, Messiah Lutheran Church, 2400 Park Ave S. Pastor Louise Britts officiating. (Published in the Star Tribune on December 21, 2017).

Abramshuk, Otto Jacob
October 22, 1948 - December 12, 2017
Age 69 of Brooklyn Park, died peacefully due to complications of Parkinson's while living in an assisted living complex in Brooklyn Park, MN. Otto is survived by his son, Adrian; his brother, Michael (Lisa) and nephews Nicholas and Joseph; and his ex-wife Lynn Pepple (Douglas). He is preceded in death by mother, Susanna (Blumenfeld) and father, Jaroslaw. Otto was born on October 22nd, 1948 in Cologne, Germany. He graduated from Columbia Heights High School in 1967 and lived in Columbia Heights most of his life. Otto had two long term jobs in his life working for Totino's and John Roberts Printing Company. He had a passion for hockey, softball and bowling. A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Sunday, February 25th at Elsie's from 1-4pm. crescenttide.com (Published in the Star Tribune on December 17, 2017).

LaPierre, Louis Edward
March 17, 1943 - December 12, 2017
Age 74 of Saint Paul. Preceded in death by parents, Alice and Louis; brother, Phillip; and son, Jean-Louis Jacque (1976-79). Lou was a scholar, soldier, lawyer, bridge builder and home contractor. He loved reading, music, skiing, coaching his son in baseball and a rousing discussion. Graduated from Nazareth Hall H.S., St. Paul, in 1961; St. Thomas College in 1966; and Georgetown Law in 1972. Served honorably with the US Army in Vietnam from 1966-68. Beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend. Survived by wife, Georgia; sons, Steve (Joy) and Nic (Stevie); grandchildren, Jacob (Randi), Alex and Emma; 6 brothers and 7 sisters; and many other relatives and good friends. Funeral Mass Wednesday, 11 am at St. Frances Cabrini Church, 1500 Franklin Ave. SE, Mpls. Visitation 90 minutes prior to service at the church. Interment in the spring at Calvary Cemetery, Lonsdale, MN. Memorials preferred to the donor's favorite charity. (Published in the Star Tribune on December 17, 2017).

Peterson, Tina Marie (nee Biesheuvel)
January 12, 1968 - December 12, 2017
Age 49 of Champlin.

William, Norma Cutanda
March 8, 1938 - December 12, 2017
Age 79 of Farmington.

Wilmes, Faye Ann (nee Bengston)
December 16, 1935 - December 12, 2017
Age 81 of Bayport, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family. She was born on December 16, 1935 in Cochrane, WI to Russell and Mildred Bengston. She was married to her husband, Bill Wilmes for almost 63 years. Faye is survived by her husband Bill; daughters, Jill (Noel) Johnson, Melinda (Chris) Sturm, Melissa (Matt) Thorne; grandchildren, Aaron (Emily) Johnson, Nathan (Annie) Johnson, Rebecca Johnson, Leslie (Jeremy) Allred, Brian (Laura) Sturm, Andrew (Kayla) Sturm, Britta Sturm, Sophia Thorne; great grandchildren, Owen, Ethen, Lila, Dylan, Charlie, Benny, Connor, Bennett, Reese. Also survived by sister Jean Carlile and brother Richard Bengston. A private celebration of life will be held. (Published in the Pioneer Press on December 17, 2017).

Younker, Clinton William
September 15, 1930 - December 12, 2017
Age 87 of Richfield. passed away peacefully from colon cancer. Preceded in death by loving wife, Martha Younker and sister, Mary Lou Hawley. Beloved father to children and spouses, Marilyn (Dave) Halvorson, Debbie (Bob) Seiler, Bill (Lori) Younker and Mike (Beth) Younker, 7 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Service Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Morris Nilsen Chapel, 6527 Portland Avenue South, Richfield. Visitation 1 hour prior. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Fairview Hospice. Morris Nilsen Chapel 612-869-3226 morrisnilsen.com (Published in the Star Tribune on December 31, 2017).

Demery, Edwin Joseph
July 7, 1954 - December 11, 2017
Age 63 of West Saint Paul.

Haase, Lee W
September 8, 1939 - December 11, 2017
Age 78 of East Beth Bethel.

Hodgkins, Phyllis Lorraine (nee Irish)
June 8, 1922 - December 11, 2017
Age 95 of Otsego. Her life experiences included work as a telephone operator, working their family farm in Meadowvale, and clerking at the courthouse. She also enjoyed hunting, snowmobiling, traveling, various crafts and handiwork as she wintered in Arizona. Phyllis is survived by her nephews Doug (Marilyn) Irish, Brian (Jill) Irish, and nieces Leslie Carlson and Connie (Dale) Reider, grand-nephews, grand-nieces, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Powell, second husband, Les Hodgkins, brother Carroll E. Irish, and sister, Maxine M. Lamm. Memorial services will be held at a later date. CrescentTide.com 651-315-8214. (Published in the Star Tribune on December 17, 2017).

Kolosky, Ronald Joseph
August 15, 1934 - December 11, 2017
Age 83 of Robbinsdale.

McFarlan, Robert Burns
May 22, 1925 - December 11, 2017
Age 92 of Edina. Preceded in death by wife, Fran, and son Craig. Survived by sons Scott, Steve (Pam), and Bruce (Anne); 5 grandchildren; and 6 great-grand-children. Served in the US Army Air Corps during WWII. Bob was an avid outdoorsman. He and Fran owned a number of antique shops in California, and he loved to study history, particularly about World War II. He had a knack for connecting with people with his sharp sense of humor, and was always there for his kids. Graveside service to be held in spring. Memorials preferred to Our Lady Of Peace hospice care, St. Paul. (Published in the Star Tribune on December 17, 2017).

Brown, Mildred Jean (nee Klude)
August 31, 1933 - December 10, 2017
Age 84 of Lakeland.

Hamlin, Victoria Lynn (nee Hughes)
July 2, 1953 - December 10, 2017
Age 64 of Brooklyn Center.

Hinrichs, James Mark
May 4, 1955 - December 10, 2017
Age 62 of Shoreview. Passed away after a 15 month courageous battle with cancer. Preceded in death by father, Jerry and brother Gary. Survived by son Gerard (Jerry) and fiancée Brinna; mother Joanne; siblings: Joe, Theresa (Jeff) Ahlm, and Anne Danielson; many nieces & nephews. Memorial and celebration of life on January 5, 2018 from 4-8 pm. at the North St. Paul American Legion, 2678 East 7th Avenue. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to University of Minnesota Cancer Research or donor's preference. (Published in the Pioneer Press on December 17, 2017).

Martin, Elaine Mildred
May 13, 1950 - December 10, 2017
Age 67 of Prior Lake.

Mazurek, DeAnna Kathryn
August 15, 1944 - December 10, 2017
Age 66 of Northfield.

Muehlhausen, Gail Elizabeth (nee Johnson)
August 15, 1944 - December 10, 2017
Age 73 of Cottage Grove.

Speaks, Shirley Ann (nee Harper)
January 29, 1937 - December 10, 2017
Age 80 of Columbia Heights.

Wilmot, Steven Jon
November 3, 1967 - December 10, 2017
Age 50 of Saint Paul, passed away at his home following a valiantly- fought, ten-month battle with duodenal cancer. Steve was born on November 3, 1967, and grew up in Winona, MN where he graduated from Winona High School. He received his B.A. in Art History from Carleton College in Northfield, MN, and his Masters in Architecture from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. Following graduate school, he moved to Chicago to work for Valerio Dewalt Train Architects, and then moved back to Minnesota, where he worked for SMSQ Architects in Northfield, MN for fourteen years. He began a new chapter of his life in 2013, when he met Ann Ruhr Pifer, moved to St. Paul, MN, and shortly thereafter fulfilled a lifelong dream of starting his own firm, Wilmot Architecture Office. Steve and Ann were married on August 13, 2016 at Ann's family cabin on the North Shore of Lake Superior at Lutsen, MN. Steve's volunteer activities included work on the urban planning framework plan for Northfield, advising the Northfield Downtown Development Corporation, and serving on numerous boards and commissions including the Northfield Heritage Preservation Commission, the Northfield Rotary Board, and the Northfield Arts Guild. Steve is survived by his wife Ann Ruhr Pifer, parents Thomas and Christine Wilmot, son Samuel Wilmot, step-sons Christopher and Owen Pifer, siblings Daniel (Jennifer), Brian, and Sarah Wilmot, and nephews Joel, Noah, and Caleb Wilmot. He will be remembered for his kind and generous spirit, easy laugh, intelligence, wit, and love of family and friends. A memorial service will be held Sunday, December 17, 3PM at Christ Church Lutheran, 3244 34th Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55406. Memorials preferred to: Friends of Christ Church Lutheran or Superior Hiking Trail Association. (Published in the Star Tribune on December 14, 2017).

Carlson, Richard Allen
June 26, 1952 - December 9, 2017
Age 65 of Saint Paul, passed away peacefully surrounded by family. He is preceded in death by his parents, Erick and Evelyn; his sister, Janice and brother, Ronald; in-laws, Mac, Bev and Alain. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Patricia; children, Sarah (Jim) and Melissa (Alex); two grandchildren, Hannah and Rebekah; siblings, Elaine, Robert (Mary), Susan, and Nancy; in-laws, Butch, Barb, Bill and Aleen; as well as many granddogs, nieces, nephews, and other family and friends. He was an avid bowler, which is where he met Pat. He spent over 40 years working for Harmon Auto Glass. He loved to golf, tinker with cars and small engines, help with household projects, as well as spend time up at the cabin with family and friends. Above all, Rick was a true family man, he always made sure everyone was well taken care of. He was especially excited to watch Hannah and Rebekah grow up. In retirement, he kept busy by being a handyman at various Comforts of Home facilities. Private family burial. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Angel Foundation (https://mnangel.org). (Published in the Pioneer Press on December 13, 2017).

Kruse, Theresa Lou (nee Kaiser)
January 22, 1954 - December 9, 2017
Age 63 of Holdingford.

Spiess, Dennis Walter
April 17, 1960 - December 9, 2017
Age 57 of Chisago City.

Davis, Lucius F.
May 29, 1971 - December 8, 2017
Age 46 of Minneapolis.

Loesch, Martha Caroline (nee Golnick)
April 14, 1932 - December 8, 2017
Age 85 of Norwood Young America.

Underdahl, Russell Harlan, Sr
July 31, 1924 - December 8, 2017
Age 93 of North Oaks, passed away surrounded by beloved family and friends he departed in peace. Russell believed "Life is an adventure!" Per his request he did not want a funeral. In his memory please share a Russ Underdahl memory with others and toast to "All good things in life." (Published in the Star Tribune on December 14, 2017).

Coss, Trudy June (nee Steckman)
December 23, 1949 - December 7, 2017
Age 67 of Bloomington.

Hanson, Donald James
April 11, 1957 - December 7, 2017
Age 60 of Columbia Heights.

Poets, Samuel Teague
December 5, 1974 - December 7, 2017
Age 43 of Burnsville. Today we celebrate our beloved Sam who succumbed to his relentless war with mental illness. Suffering much of his life, he found freedom on Thursday, December 7th. He was a true warrior and faced life with enthusiasm and courage. He had a generous and outgoing spirit and was gifted in the arts. He is preceded in death by his mother Linda, grandfather Merle P. Brown and uncle Rick. He is survived and cherished by his father Keith Poets, his brother Jacobs family (wife Ana and son Matias) as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. A very special thanks to Sam's uncle and aunt, Terry and Fran Clark, for the gentle love and kind guidance they provided to Sam; it was unequaled. Sam was a remarkable man who accomplished some amazing things despite the odds against him. He was hard working, talented, resourceful and was known for his great sense of humor. He loved being in the water and was a very thoughtful gift giver; he had a BIG heart! Sam will be cremated, his family are planning a small gathering to honor and remember him, and they will notify loved ones by social media soon. (Published in the Star Tribune on December 12, 2017).

Arnold, Karen Jean
December 19, 1945 - December 6, 2017
Age 71 of Saint Paul.

Lovitt, Deborah Ann (nee Miller)
June 2, 1963 - December 6, 2017
Age 54 of Cottage Grove.

Pennie, Lee Eric
November 30, 1987 - December 5, 2017
Age 30 of Willmar.

Selden, Barbara Jo
July 27, 1960 - December 5, 2017
Age 57 of Roseville. "Barby" passed away peacefully in the loving presence of her sisters. Barby was a generous, gentle soul whose life was a gift to her family and those fortunate enough to know her. She thrived over her lifetime and her joyful spirit and loving presence will be profoundly missed. Barby enjoyed a heartfelt faith in God and we find comfort in knowing He held her hand as He lovingly called her home to heaven. Preceded in death by parents, Guy and Bernice Selden; sister, Gwen Huberty; nephew, Jerry Huberty, Jr.; brother-in-law, Donald "Red" Karels. Survived by sisters, Gee Gee, Carol, Mary Karels, Jackie, Kathy (Duane Knopik); nephews, Doug (Suzie), Brad (Erin) Karels; niece, Jolene Huberty; brother-in-law, Jerry Huberty, Sr.; relatives and many friends. Private family service. Memorials preferred to favorite charities. (Published in the Pioneer Press on December 10, 2017).

O'Connell, Nadine Faye (nee Carrell)
September 27, 1939 - December 4, 2017
Age 78 of Apple Valley.

Thompson, Dan Ley
December 28, 1949 - December 4, 2017
Age 67 of Moline, Illinois.

Green, Harvey James
May 25, 1947 - December 3, 2017
Age 70 of Maplewood.

Mordy, Brooke Elizabeth (nee Davis)
April 16, 1921 - December 3, 2017
Age 96 of Mendota Heights. Brooke was born April 16, 1921, in Seattle, Washington. She married Wendell A. Mordy in November, 1942. The family lived in Hawaii, Sweden, Reno and California before Brooke and Wendell came to Minnesota in 1977, where Wendell served as President of the Science Museum of Minnesota until 1984. In Minnesota, Brooke was an active member of educational and social groups, including the Peripatetics, the New Century Club, and the Neighborhood Seminar. After Wendell retired, they spent many winters in Tucson, Arizona. Brooke leaves daughters, Lee Anne Willson (Stephen) of Ames, Iowa and Ruth Friedlander of St. Paul, Minnesota; grand-children Hannah Friedlander of Minneapolis, MN (Jon Badala-menti), David Friedlander of Snowmass, Colorado, Kendra Willson of Turku, Finland, and Jeffrey Willson (Juan Ren) of Ames, Iowa; and great-grand-daughters, Laura Ren Willson and Edna Ren Willson of Ames, IA. She was pre-deceased by her sister Augusta Davis McClain and her brother Edwin Davis. There will be a memorial for friends and family at a date to be determined. Memorial gifts may be made to the Pat O'Connor Library at the Textile Center of Minnesota, to the League of Women Voters, or to the American Civil Liberties Union. (Published in the Star Tribune on December 10, 2017).

Traver, Michael Keith
May 3, 1947 - December 3, 2017
Age 70 of Coon Rapids.

Carlsen, Steven Ernest
April 19, 1953 - December 2, 2017
Age 64 of MInnetonka. A devoted loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, passed away unexpectedly in his Minnetonka, MN home at the age of 64. Steve is survived by his loving daughters Megan Carlsen (Brett) and Emily Stewart (Barry); his grandchildren Jackson (Megan), Lincoln and Hattie (Emily); his sister Karen Childers (Michael) and nieces Kristen Woodcock and Kimberly Wenke. He is preceded in death by his father Ernie Carlsen and his mother Kathryn Carlsen. Steve was born April 19, 1953 and raised in Spring Valley, MN. He attended Spring Valley High School where he was well known as Chet. He graduated from NTI with a degree in drafting and went on to work for MTS for the last 42 years. He developed many loving and lasting relationships with his colleagues locally and around the world. Steve cared deeply about his family and friends and enjoyed traveling, golfing, fishing, cooking, HH on his beautiful patio, tinkering with projects around the house, and most recently crafting handmade wooden cutting boards. He will be extremely missed by his family and friends, but never forgotten. A celebration in his honor will be held Saturday, January 6, 2018 from 3:00-7:00pm at Dahlgreen Golf Course, 6940 Dahlgren Rd, Chaska, MN 55318. In lieu of a card or flowers we request that you bring a photo (old or new) and/or a funny story or good memory of Steve to share with his family. As our dad would say, "Enough already." (Published in the Star Tribune on December 10, 2017).

Cody, Patricia Ellen
September 4, 1943 - December 2, 2017
Age 64 of MInnetonka.

D'Andrea, Dennis Victor
April 1, 1937 - December 2, 2017
Age 80 of Bloomington. Graduated from Keewatin High School and the University of Minnesota. Worked for the U.S. Bureau of Mines until he retired. Preceded in death by his parents. Survived by his wife of 58 years, Anita; daughters Michele D'Andrea (David Dufrene), Gina D'Andrea (Dennis Porter); sons Stan D'Andrea (Susan Martindale), Dennis D'Andrea Jr. (Michelle Harder), Anthony D'Andrea (Tyna Swingler); grandchildren: Emily, Melissa, DJ, Rachel, Ava, Casey, Lexie, Zachary, Alexa: sisters Jeanne Perella, Jackie Radosevich; many other relatives and friends. Private ceremony is planned. (Published in the Star Tribune on December 6, 2017).

Griffin, Janette Yvonne
April 23, 1969 - December 2, 2017
Age 48 of Plymouth.

Oulman, Alice Carolyn (nee McDaniald)
September 26, 1930 - December 2, 2017
Age 87 of Saint Paul, formerly of Blaine and Linden Hills, passed away peacefully on December 2, 2017, surrounded by her family. She was predeceased by husband, Eugene "Gene" Oulman; parents, William and Alice (Smith) McDanield; and brother, William McDanield Jr. She is survived by son, Jon Oulman, and daughter, Joni Mulhern; grandchildren, Jarret (Dani) Oulman, Laurie (Andy) Hefner, Goffrey Duevel, Garrick Duevel, and Rachel Mulhern; and great-grandsons, Fergus, Gunnar, and August Oulman. Carolyn was born September 26, 1930, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She attended Southwest High School, where she met Gene, whom she married on July 9, 1950. During her varied career, she worked as a style consultant at Dayton's, consequently engaging her family in a new world of art and culture; served as a teacher's aide in the science department at Roosevelt Junior High; and was bookkeeper and aesthetic director for Oulman's grocery store in Anoka, where she designed signage, promotional materials, and uniforms. She also volunteered with the Girl Scouts, the Boy Scouts, and the Civic League, and was a devoted caregiver to several family members. A lifelong artist, Carolyn was known among family and friends for leaving her mark on family documents, decorative items, drawings, and personalized cards featuring her rhymes, limericks, and distinctive hand lettering. A trusted confidant to many, she was genuinely interested in others and was free with her opinions. She enjoyed a rare steak, a good martini, and a cigarette in the fresh air. She left behind numerous artworks, notes, stories, and admirers who will remember her fondly and miss her dearly. The Oulman family would like to thank Carolyn's caregivers at Episcopal Homes and the Willows of Ramsey Hill, who made difficult times better with their kindness, patience, and sense of humor. A reception in her memory will be held 2-6 p.m. Sunday, January 7, at a private residence: 297 Irvine Ave. in St. Paul. RSVP appreciated: 612-333-2386. Private interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. (Published in the Star Tribune on December 31, 2017).

Van Winkle, Jeffrey Douglas
December 17, 1949 - December 2, 2017
Age 67 of Hugo.

Wilson, Betty Louise (nee Fredrickson)
November 5, 1932 - December 2, 2017
Age 85 of Andover, (formerly Ham Lake, MN). Preceded in death by husband George, son Loren and daughter Dawn. Survived by 9 children and 92 grandchildren. Funeral service Monday 10:30 am at Epiphany Catholic Church in Coon Rapids. Visitation at 9:30 am. Interment at Epiphany Cemetery following service. In lieu of flowers, cash memorials to Our Lady of Peace Hospice Residence in St Paul MN preferred. (Published in the Star Tribune on December 6, 2017).

Aguilar, Evangelina Maria
May 5, 1967 - December 1, 2017
Age 50 of Robbinsdale.

Coolong, Frank Robert
August 26, 1947 - December 1, 2017
Age 70 of MInnetonka.  husband to Jane (nee Booth), father to Adam (Katherine) of Robbinsdale, Melissa (David Chaffin) of Eau Claire, WI, Scott (Jennifer) of Minnetonka and Neal (Jennifer) of Pittsburgh, PA. Loving "Pops" to William, Nora, Jocelyn, Grace and Charles, passed away at his home Dec. 1. Frank, a retired Senior VP International Sales, earned his Masters in English Literature from West Virginia University in 1971. He left teaching to pursue a sales career, which took him from his native Pittsburgh to the Twin Cities. Frank was active among charitable groups, including The Knights of Columbus and the Salvation Army. After his retirement from Scanlan International in St Paul, he enjoyed volunteering as a teacher of Citizenship and ESL and golfing with his good friends. He loved books, movies and the Pittsburgh Steelers, but he loved his family above all else and was a true "family man." He is the brother-in-law of Thomas Booth (Edwina) of Sparta, NJ, and Carol Dimond (nee Booth, late Arthur) of Pittsburgh. Uncle to Meghan (Booth) Aughenbaugh (Gregory, Tampa, FL), Patrick Booth (Pittsburgh), Anne Dimond (Jason Molinero, Pittsburgh), Christopher Dimond (New York), Emily Dimond (Pittsburgh), Timothy Dimond (New York), Brian Naccarelli (Cathy, Pittsburgh), and Michael Naccarelli (Pittsburgh). Frank is preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Elsa (Perez), his sister-in-law Marianne (Booth) Naccarelli, and his nephew Daniel Naccarelli. "Non scholae sed vitae discimus (We do not learn for school, but for life)." In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting memorials be donated to The Salvation Army, The Jesuit Retreat House, Demontreville, or St Therese School." (Published in the Star Tribune on December 5, 2017).

Johnson, Keith Earl
August 28, 1932 - December 1, 2017
Age 85 of Eagan. Preceded in death by son, Bruce. Survived by son, Gary (Joan); grandchildren Roxanne (Miles) Nelson, Charlotte, Ben (Sarah), Maddie; great-grandson, Jackson; relatives and friends. Louise is also survived by sister, Karen (Dick) Toomey. Memorial service at 12 Noon with visitation one hour prior on Saturday, December 16 at St. Michael's Lutheran Church, 1660 County Rd B W., Roseville, MN. Memorials preferred to St. Michael's Lutheran Church. (Published in the Star Tribune on December 10, 2017).

Petersen, James Ervin
February 6, 1941 - December 1, 2017
Age 76 of Apple Valley. Survived by wife, Veronika; daughter, Melissa (Daniel) Waltz; grandchildren, Luke and Katrina Waltz; siblings, William, Robert, MaeAnn; many relatives and friends. Graveside service at 1:30PM on Thursday, December 7, Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Assembly Area Lane #4, 7601 - 34th Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN. (Published in the Star Tribune on December 5, 2017).

Tainter Harpke, Quinten Andrew
September 6, 1996 - December 1, 2017
Age 21 of Bloomington.

Torgeson, Jay Michael
November 2, 1947 - December 1, 2017
Age 70 of Little Canada. Survived by son, Daniel Torgeson (Amy) and daughter, Erica Soderlund (Andrew). (Published in the Star Tribune on December 3, 2017).

Ales, Herbert Jay
May 2, 1961 - November 30, 2017
Age 56 of Roseville.

Griffith, Tommy Joe
November 7, 1947 - November 30, 2017
Age 70 of Columbia Heights. Preceded in death by parents. Survived by wife, Jill; children, Kole; Linda (Frank) Merrick, Thomas (Carese), Jessica; 4 grandchildren; sister, Vickie (Michael) Byrd; brother, Rusty; brothers of the EFMC; many relatives and friends. Celebration from 2PM-6PM on Sat., Dec. 9, at Coon Rapids VFW, 1919 Coon Rapids Blvd. NW, Coon Rapids, MN. (Published in the Star Tribune on December 5, 2017).

Hogan, Joseph William, III
October 22, 1948 - November 30, 2017
Age 69 of Maplewood.

Bonneville, Sheree Lynn (Anderson)
October 7, 1962 - November 29, 2017
Age 55 of Crystal, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. Preceded in death by Uncle, Kenneth Anderson & Aunt, Roberta Baker. Survived by husband, Brian; children, Katrina and Gavin; parents, Gary and June Anderson; sister, Stacie Blake (Steve); nephews, Preston, Parker & Payton; sister-in-law, Lori Good (Jeff); aunt, Cathy Anderson & uncle, Donald Baker; other relatives and friends. Memorial service Saturday, 12/9/17 at 11:00 a.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 4201 Regent Ave. N. Robbinsdale, MN 55422 (763)533-2564. Visitation one hour prior to service at church with lunch following. Memorials preferred to the family. (Published in the Star Tribune on December 4, 2017).

Elstad, Gloria Jean (nee Miller)
April 16, 1948 - November 29, 2017
Age 69 of Cottage Grove. Passed peacefully on the evening of Nov 29, 2017. She was delivered into the arms of Jesus while surrounded by loved ones. Survived by husband, Arne Elstad for over 33 years; children, Bill (Deanna) Kachel, Dana (Ted) Kocienda; grandchildren, Jeremiah (Katie), Jasmine, Hannah (Andrew), William, Jacob, Samantha; and great grandchild, Waylon. Siblings Ronald Miller, Roberta Miller, Sharon Sisson, Rebecca Wirtz. As well as several extended family and close friends. She was and is truly loved and will be missed! Preceded in death by son, Timothy Kachel; parents, George (Ruth) Miller, Robert Sisson, & Yvonne Mulvihill. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, counselor, & friend. She was always doing God's work, whether she intended to or not. Always there to listen and guide anyone through her service of the Lord. She had a laugh that was extremely infectious! Some of her most popular sayings that only she would say: Sugar baby turtle butts, Just saying, behave myself so I don't have to, Yahweh, cool beans! A memorial service will be held on Sat, December 23rd 2017, 1:30pm at the Household of Faith church in St Paul Park, MN. (Published in the Pioneer Press on December 5 & 6, 2017).

Hoffmann, Gordon Russell
August 24, 1940 - November 29, 2017
Age 77 of Stillwater.

Johnson, Robert Clarence
November 13, 1939 - November 29, 2017
Age 78 of Saint Francis.

Kraus, Kathy Joanne
March 28, 1959 - November 29, 2017
Age 58 of Saint Paul. In loving memory of our mother Kathy Kraus. Born March, 28, 1959. She passed away peacefully at home on Nov. 29th, 2017 at 1:09 PM with her family. Survived by Rick and three children, Christina, Tracy, & Michael; son-in-law, Chad, and 11 grandchildren; also her siblings, Judy, Theresa, Sandy, Roger, & Freddy. Services at the American Legion Hall 1129 Arcade St. in St. Paul, on Tues. Dec. 5th, 3-7 PM. (Published in the Pioneer Press on December 3, 2017).

Lindstrom, Cari Kimberly
September 15, 1974 - November 29, 2017
Age 43 of Eagan.

Martineau, Earl James
June 14, 1935 - November 29, 2017
Age 82 of Rosemount. Earl proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy.Memorial Service (Day and Time Pending) at the White Funeral Home Chapel, 14560 Pennock Ave., Apple Valley (952-432-2001) with a gather of family and friends 1 hr. prior to service. Interment, Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Radman, Shirley Mae (nee Bitterman)
May 19, 1934 - November 29, 2017
Age 83 of Saint Paul, passed away after a battle with cancer. Shirley was born and raised in Buchanan, ND and then moved to St. Paul, where she was a longtime employee of Unisys. Preceded in death by loving parents, William and Emma Bitterman; husband, Ken; son, Terry Haynes; and sister, Marion Crouse. Survived by children, Angie, Mike (Bonnie), daughter-in-law, Sandy Haynes; 6 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; siblings, Dolores, Pat, Bob (Arlene), Jackie (Don); nieces, nephews, and many friends. Shirley kept busy in her spare time, crocheting, knitting, and cooking. Shirley always had an open door policy and will be dearly missed by family and friends. Celebration of Life on Sunday, Dec. 17th, 11am - 2pm at DeGidio's, 425 - 7th St. W, St. Paul, MN. (Published in the Pioneer Press on December 3, 2017).

Sullivan, Geneva Earlene (nee Warren)
August 16, 1933 - November 29, 2017
Age 84 of Coon Rapids. Passed peacefully at home with family by her side. Survived by Dean, 6 children & many grandchildren. Service will be held at 11AM on Dec 5, 2017 at Bunker Hills Activities Center, 550 Bunker Lake Blvd NW Andover 55304. (Published in the Star Tribune on December 2, 2017).

Zender, Stephen Nicholas
October 13, 1946 - November 29, 2017
Age 71 of Hudson, Wisconsin.

Campion, Sharon Eileen
May 20, 1943 - November 28, 2017
Age 74 of Minneapolis.

Donovan, Rebecca (nee Wallover)
May 25, 1938 - November 28, 2017
Age 79 of Apple Valley. Preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Bill. Survived by children Bill (Bridget), Linda (Jeff) Milbradt, and Peggy; grandchildren Tim, Rachael, Andy, Bill, Henry and Scott and 5 great grandchildren. Her love for life and infectious laugh will be deeply missed by her loving family and many dear friends. Per her request, the family will privately celebrate her love for life. (Published in the Star Tribune on December 10, 2017).

Hanson, Blake Rayburn
February 24, 1947 - November 28, 2017
Age 70 of Grand Rapids. Blake was a resident of Grand Rapids, Minnesota at the time of passing.Blake graduated from Grand Rapids High School and from St. Cloud State University.

Telthoester, Reuben Fred
February 22, 1935 - November 28, 2017
Age 82 of Arlington.

Ehlinger, Sally Jean (nee Steckart)
October 5, 1946 - November 27, 2017
Age 71, a lifelong learner, teacher, and tireless and powerful advocate for children, women’s issues, individuals with special needs and chronic and terminal illnesses died at home in Minneapolis with a normal blood sugar on November 27, 2017.  Sally was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin on October 5, 1946 and recognized early in life the importance of physical activity.  This led her to a BS degree in physical education at La Crosse State University.  She taught K-12 PE in Madison, WI and Harrisburg, PA before achieving masters and PhD degrees in early childhood physical education at the U of MN.  She became a certified instructor in yoga and tai chi chih as a way of helping people with disabilities and chronic diseases achieve an optimal level of physical and mental health.  Not being a naturally gifted athlete made her a superb PE teacher for children and adults at all levels of ability.  To extend her influence in physical education, Sally worked at St. Cloud State University as a supervisor of student teachers; at the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health and the Minnesota Department of Health as a researcher and program developer; and for the Melpomene Institute for Women’s Health Research, the HCMC Department of Pediatrics, Resources for Child Caring, and several Head Start programs as a physical activity consultant.  Her volunteer work included being the Women’s Issues chair for the League of Women Voters in Salt Lake City and Hershey, PA, a teacher at Pathways (a resource for people with chronic and terminal illnesses) and at the St. Stephen’s Special Needs Program, and a Prayer Leader at the Spirit of St. Stephen’s Catholic Community.  Among her many accomplishments was completing the Deseret News marathon and the Birkebiner cross country ski race, singing at Carnegie Hall with the St. Norbert College Chamber Singers, and creating the norm of having fresh fruits and vegetables at all events that included food.  She was also a superb editor which helped her husband and children become better writers and her students embrace the importance of red pen corrections.  Her greatest achievement was raising two wonderful and accomplished daughters and being an inspiration and role model for numerous other women and young girls. Her decades-long tussle with brittle diabetes eventually took its toll on her body and her brain.  Yet, even as her health declined, her indomitable spirit and unique sense of humor and joy persisted to the very end. Preceded in death by parents Robert and Marguerite Steckart, brother John, and sister Julie.  Survived by Ed (Buck) her husband of 48 years; daughters Betsy (Scott) Featherstone, Blaine, MN  and Gretchen (Troy Mayhew), Jacksonville, FL; granddaughters Emma and Hannah Featherstone; grandsons Hollis and Hayes Mayhew, brothers Robert (Barb) Steckart, Green Bay, Jim (Grace), Leawood KS, Tom (Debbie), Wausau, WI, Paul (Barb), De Pere, WI; sisters Sue (Joe) Jarosh, Baileys Harbor, WI, Mary Steckart, De Pere, WI; cousins Carol Wright, Mary Jarosz, and Patrick Mc Kloskey; and numerous nieces, nephews, and in-laws. Sally's life will be celebrated at the Spirit of St. Stephen’s Catholic Community at 2201 First Ave S. in Minneapolis, MN on Friday, December 1, from 4-8 PM with stories and songs at 6:30 and again on Saturday, December 2 at with a visitation at 1:00 PM and a celebratory liturgy at 2:30 PM with more visiting time and food following. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Sally’s name to the charity of your choice or to the Lift Garage https://www.theliftgarage.org/donate or to Isaiah https://isaiahmn.org/donate/ . Special thanks to:  HealthStar Home Health Care and Hospice of the Twin Cities which allowed Sally to live and die at home with dignity and in comfort, and Crescent Tide Cremation Services.

Alyesworth, Susan Heather (nee Ennis)
November 30, 1951 - November 27, 2017
Age 65 of Saint Paul.

Fredrickson, Arnold Gerhard
April 11, 1932 - November 27, 2017
Age 85 of Minneapolis. Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota School of Chemical Engineering. Arnie spent his entire career at the University, a much loved and respected colleague and teacher. After he retired, he took his tripod and cameras and hit the road, photographing wildflowers and birds all over the US and Canada. He had a rich life, was interested in just about everything, loved his family and friends and still had all of his formidable smarts right to the end. Arnie was predeceased by his parents, Gerhard and Anna, his three older brothers, Jerry, Ronnie and Neal and his niece, Cindy Kragness. He is survived by his nieces Jenny (Culver) Adams, Pam (Lynn James) Gunderson, Debby (Bill) Crowley, Kris (Dale) Kerber, Cindy's husband Gene, their families, long-time companion, Dorothy Bohn and a large circle of good friends. His ashes will be buried beside his parents and brothers at Minneola Church, near Wanamingo, MN, where he was born and raised. Arnie said he didn't want a funeral, but a celebration of his life is being discussed. If you're so inclined, memorials could be directed to the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, a place he loved dearly. (Published in the Star Tribune on December 2, 2017).

Housley, Riley Berry, Jr.
June 27, 1932 - November 27, 2017
Age 85 of Saint Paul.

Mayer, Lori Ann (nee Van Gorden)
October 25, 1959 - November 27, 2017
Age 58 of Minneapolis. Preceded in death by her parents; 3 brothers & 1 sister. Survived by brother Tom and sister, Jean. Funeral service 11AM Saturday, Dec. 9 with visitation at 10AM, at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 2739 Stinson Blvd., Mpls. (Published in the Star Tribune on December 7, 2017).

Behr, Carol Evelyn (nee Nelson)
December 6, 1943 - November 26, 2017
Age 73 of Woodbury. Passed away unexpectedly November 26 Preceded in death by loving husband, James Behr; parents Elmont & Mildred; siblings Bea, Irma & Don. Survived by children, Rick (Kim), Jeff & Pam; 9 beautiful grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; many family and friends. Daycare provider for many loving families for 46 years. Service at St. Peter Claver Church, 375 N. Oxford St., St. Paul on Monday 12/4. Visitation at 10am, Mass at 11am. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the family. (Published in the Pioneer Press on November 30, 2017).

Cerrito, Dorothy Mae (nee Walls)
April 8, 1928 - November 25, 2017
Age 89 of Little Canada.

Ellis, Jacqueline Sue (nee Zane)
July 26, 1954 - November 25, 2017
Age 63 of Bethel.

Hagen, David Michael
March 10, 1967 - November 25, 2017
Age 50 of Minneapolis. Preceded in death by father, Merle. Survived by mother, Deanna; siblings, Aaron, Stefanie; nieces, Joanna Gestner, Samantha Fayard; nephews, Michael Gestner, Austin Fayard; many relatives and friends. David loved his cats and his job at Pizza Luce. Graveside service at Fort Snelling National Cemetery on Thursday, Dec. 7, at 12:45PM, Assembly Area #4. Memorials preferred to Northwoods Humane Society, Wyoming, MN. (Published in the Pioneer Press on November 29, 2017).

Villalobos, Hope
April 23, 1952 - November 25, 2017
Age 65 of Fargo, North Dakota.

Welsch, James Edward
September 18, 1931 - November 25, 2017
Age 86 of Wayzata, passed away peacefully at Our Lady of Peace Hospice in St. Paul. Born on September 18, 1931 in St Paul, the son of Henry and Edith Welsch. Preceded in death by his wife, Mary Louella Welsch; his parents; siblings Edith (Welsch) Tauer, Henry Welsch, Marjorie Schreier, and Ronald Welsch. He is survived by son Robert (Katy) Welsch; daughters Susan Welsch and Karen (Greg) Felton; grandchildren Victoria Felton, Alex and Zachary Radosevich, Natalie and Isaac Welsch, MacKenzie and Madison Felton; siblings, Marie Zech, Katherine Puchleitner, Lorraine Jungbauer, Ruth Weyandt, and Walter Welsch. Mass of Christian Burial 11AM Thursday, December 7, 2017 at THE CHURCH OF ST BERNARD 187 W. Geranium Ave, St Paul, MN. Visitation one hour prior. Burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery. Memorials preferred in the name of James Welsch to Our Lady of Peace Hospice. Online giving can be made at: https://ourladyofpeacemn.org/donate/. (Published in the Pioneer Press on December 3, 2017).

Geer, Harvey
March 29, 1939 - November 24, 2017
Age 78 of Minneapolis.

Gustafson, Warren John
October 2, 1944 - November 24, 2017
Age 73 of Minneapolis.

Hultberg, Lois Winifred (nee Russel)
December 5, 1932 - November 24, 2017
Age 84 of Saint Louis Park. formerly of Medford, MA. Memorial at Unitarian Society, 900 Mt. Curve Ave., Mpls., MN, at 2:00 PM on Friday 12/8/17. (Published in the Star Tribune on November 6, 2017).

Jacobson, Dale Haskell
October 3, 1938 - November 24, 2017
Age 79 of Excelsior.

Murray, Cherie Lynn (nee Ogden)
May 15, 1968 - November 23, 2017
Age 49 of Buffalo.

Namenwirth, Marion Ruth (nee Meyer)
August 13, 1939 - November 23, 2017
Age 78 of Saint Louis Park.

Peck, Robert James
April 8, 1982 - November 23, 2017
Age 35 of Mound.

Nelson, Keith Alan
May 19, 1973 - November 22, 2017
Age 44 of Saint Paul.

Nichols, Nancy Kay
February 18, 1950 - November 22, 2017
Age 67 of Minneapolis.

Chittum, Lois Elaine (nee Cramer)
May 14, 1939 - November 21, 2017
Age 78 of Burnsville.

Dahlgren, James Emanuel
September 7, 1930 - November 21, 2017
Age 87 of Minneapolis. Preceded in death by step- daughter, Nan Kaiser. Survived by wife, Shirley; children, Kathie (Phil) Johnson, Carol (Mark) Rholl, Lynette (Jim) Clausen; step-sons, Kris (Terry) Peterson, Paul Kaiser; grand children Heidi, Marta, Laura, Drew, Sean, Patrick, Will, Griffin, Barrett, Emily, Peter and many friends. A clergyman, Jim's career included eight parishes in New England and Minnesota. Memorials suggested to Macalester Plymouth United Church or donor's choice. Services to be announced at a later date. (Published in the Star Tribune on November 25, 2017).

Hopp, Dorothy Gade
November 6, 1916 - November 21, 2017
Age 101 of Minneapolis. Having celebrated her 101st birthday, joyfully surrounded by adoring fans, she left on her own terms, dying gracefully of old age. She will be missed and always remembered. Born Dorothy Louise Gade, November 6, 1916, on a farm in Seward NE, she grew up hard working, active, inventive and artistic. She drove tractors, helped harvest, cooked for threshers and sewed a closet full of dresses. At U of NE in Lincoln her eyes were opened to cultural pursuits, classical music and interior design. She graduated with Foods & Nutrition and Interior Design majors. She met Ralph Hopp at a dance in 1938 and they married on June 8, 1941. After travels for Ralph's studies they settled in St. Anthony Park. They enjoyed a happy life of Colorado skiing, tennis leagues, canoe trips, golf, dancing, music and entertaining - and raising three kids (Caroline 1944, Tom 1948, Susan 1951). Summers were spent car camping and at their cabin in Amery WI. The family spent 1962-63 in Ankara, Turkey. Dorothy was active in organizations including the U of M Faculty Women's Club, where she was President 1973-74. Dorothy's life-long passion for interior design was evident in her lovely homes full of Oriental rugs, and paintings and treasures gathered from Turkey and world travels. Asked late in life what her profession was she replied, "I make things beautiful." She did indeed. She is survived by son Thomas (Lorraine), daughter Susan (Karl Schweikart), and grandsons Brian Hopp and Colin Schweikart. Preceded in death by husband Ralph (2003), daughter Caroline (1963), brother Donald Gade and sister Josephine Stoner. Private services will be held. Her ashes will be buried alongside Ralph's at Osage Church in Cook NE. (Published in the Pioneer Press on November 26, 2017).

Nelson, Albert Lloyd
May 1, 1942 - November 21, 2017
Age 75 of West Saint Paul.

Peterson, Judy Marie (nee Carlson)
August 15, 1961 - November 21, 2017
Age 56 of Woodbury. Judy lost her battle with breast cancer on November 21, 2017. Preceded in death by parents Jerry & Donna Marie; brother Roger. Survived by brother Bob (Lois) Carlson. Judy will be remembered with love by her nieces Bryana and Lisa (Mark) Lodermeier and her great nephews and many friends in MN and Florida. A Memorial Service will be held at Woodbury Lutheran Church on Saturday, November 25th. Visitation at 10am. Service at 11am with a luncheon to follow. In lieu of flowers, Memorials preferred to Our Lady of Peace Home Health & Hospice. (Published in the Pioneer Press on November 22, 2017).

Reitzel, Donald Roy
August 30, 1959 - November 21, 2017
Age 58 of Saint Paul.

Jesperson, Richard Levi
January 10, 1925 - November 20, 2017
Age 92 of Saint Louis Park.

Klegin, Fred Ernest, Jr.
September 4, 1953 - November 19, 2017
Age 64 of North Saint Paul.

Lind, Donnie Levi
July 16, 1996 - November 19, 2017
Age 21 of Hanover.

Vega, Luis
November 20, 1956 - November 19, 2017
Age 60 of Saint Paul.

White, Cheryl Ann (nee Zappa)
March 27, 1957 - November 19, 2017
Age 60 of Mounds View. Passed away peacefully surrounded by loving family and friends. Survived by husband Kevin daughters Allison Rose Tristen Kaleigh six grandchildren sister auntie and best friend to many. She wil be deeply missed. Life celebration Memorial Thursday Nov. 30, 1-4 p.m. 2 p.m. remembering when..... at Shoreview Community Center, 4580 Victoria Street North. (Published in the Pioneer Press on November 26, 2017).

Anderson, Judith Lee (nee Mueller)
September 11, 1958 - November 18, 2017
Age 59 of Stacy.

Clark, Raymond Clifford, Jr.
November 30, 1948 - November 18, 2017
Age 68 of Saint Paul.

Freye, Melvin Edward
August 21, 1941 - November 18, 2017
Age 76 of Harris.

Weber, Dylan Reed
October 16, 1990 - November 18, 2017
Age 27 of Bloomington.

Gentry, Kenneth Raymond
October 31, 1958 - November 17, 2017
Age 59 of Brooklyn Park.

Kondrick, Michael Lawrence
September 4, 1950 - November 17, 2017
Age 67 of Brainerd.

Robinson, Donald Charles
February 17, 1952 - November 17, 2017
Age 65 of White Bear Lake.

Narloch, Beth Elaine (nee Hinchcliffe)
February 18, 1961 - November 16, 2017
Age 56 of White Bear Lake, passed away peacefully surrounded by loving family and friends following a courageous battle with breast cancer.Preceded in death by father, Gordon; sister, Robin; father-in-law, George; and nephew, Baby Timothy. Survived by beloved husband, Peter, of 33 years; sons, Daniel, Benjamin; daughter, Annie Jo; mother, Joanne; siblings, Terry (Theresa), Jeff, Mark (Janet); many cherished nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. Celebration of Life on Tuesday, November 28th at 2PM with visitation one hour prior at Eagle Brook Church, 2401 Buffalo St., White Bear Lake, MN 55110. Memorials preferred - Healing Haiti or memorials of choice. (Published in the Pioneer Press on November 26, 2017).

Gadbois, Margaret Mary
August 18, 1955 - November 15, 2017
Age 62 of Saint Paul.

Keller, Raymond Allen
November 6, 1935 - November 15, 2017
Age 82 of Saint Paul.

Patrick, John Richard
June 28, 1935 - November 15, 2017
Age 82 of Minneapolis. Survived by wife, Lauretta; children, Nancy (Pat) Campion, Lisa, Kelly (Jeff); grandchildren, Nicole (Sean), Dustin (Rachael), Darrin, Ben; great-grandchild, Harlow; sisters, Lila, Margaret, Carol, Laura; and special neighborhood friends. Celebration of life at 1pm on Sunday, Dec 17th, at The Elks Lodge, 2875 Brookdale Dr., Minneapolis, MN 55444. Private interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. (Published in the Star Tribune on November 18, 2017).

Sahr Steppat, Valerie Jean (nee Elmerson)
October 11, 1952 - November 15, 2017
Age 65 of Ramsey.

Thorson, Dennis Benjamin
July 28, 1942 - November 15, 2017
Age 75 of Minneapolis.

Armbruster, Robert John
July 25, 1952 - November 14, 2017
Age 65 of Saint Paul. Preceded in death by parents Florence and John, and sister Marcia. Bob will be remembered with love by his sons Derek and Jason; daughters-in-law Rachel and Dana; sister Diane; nieces and nephew; and his cherished grandsons Everett and Beckett. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, November 24 at 11 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 840 6th St. E., St. Paul, with visitation 1 hour prior. A reception for family and friends will follow. Memorials preferred to the American Brain Tumor Association. (Published in the Pioneer Press on November 19-20, 2017).

Ferdelman, Tabitha Jean
November 20, 1991 - November 14, 2017
Age 25 of Circle Pines.

Guggemos, Eric Eugene
June 12, 1972 - November 14, 2017
Age 45 of Prior Lake and Farmington. Survived by wife, Stephanie; daughters, Anastasia and Reese; parents, Lois and Dale of Farmington; siblings, Lynn (Kym), David (Susan), Beth (Ron); nieces and nephews, Emily, Erica, Tanner, Tom, Sam, Megan, Corie; many relatives and friends. Eric will be dearly missed by all. Visitation on Sunday, Nov. 19 from 2-5PM at church of St. Michael, 22120 Denmark Ave., Farmington, MN. Funeral service on Monday, Nov. 20 at 11AM with visitation one hour prior at St. Michael's. Memorials preferred to Eric's Donation & Trust. Luncheon to follow serving some of Eric's favorites. (Published in the Star Tribune on November 18, 2017).

Hawes, Barbara Ann (nee Oman)
July 16, 1935 - November 14, 2017
Age 82 of Burnsville, formerly of Richfield, MN, passed away peacefully on Nov. 14, 2017. Celebration of life will be held at Cornerstone Church 5000 West Broadway Ave. N., Crystal, MN. on Dec. 8, 2017 from 4:30-8:30 pm. Memorials preferred to the family. (Published in the Star Tribune on December 2, 2017).

Koran, Troy Edward
Mqrch 21, 1965 - November 14, 2017
Age 52 of McGrath.

Newbert, Evangeline Grace (nee Artishon)
April 19, 1933 - November 14, 2017
Age 84 of Mora. James Warren "Jim" Newbert, Evangeline Grace "Eva" (Artishon, Stoltz) ages 80 & 84 of Mora, MN; formerly of Prior Lake & Hopkins. Jim passed away peacefully on Nov. 6 & Eva passed away peacefully on Nov. 14. Jim was the only child of Leon & LaVerne Gruidle Newbert. Eva was the 2nd born of 11 to George & Grace Webster Artishon. Jim served in the U.S. Army. Eva married Joseph R. Stoltz with whom she had 4 children. Eva later married Jim & had two daughters. Jim & Eva both worked & retired from Honeywell. Jim is preceded in death by his parents. Eva is preceded in death by Jim, her parents, brothers Gene & John "Jack" Sr., son-in-law Jeffrey Brown, & Joseph R. Stoltz. Jim & Eva will be dearly missed by Eva's children & Jim's step-children Linda (Steve) Christianson, Joseph A. (Sher), Douglas, & Evan (Marybeth); by their daughters Marie (Kyle) Wallsmith & Renee Newbert-Brown; along with many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, other relatives & friends including Eva's siblings Mary, Rose, Muriel (Crash), Dorothy (Dan), Ruth (Gary), Grace (Ron), Vickie, & Bart. Memorial service 10 AM SATURDAY, DEC. 9 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 111 N. 6th Av., Princeton, MN. Visitation 1 hr prior. Interment at Oak Knoll Cemetery, 115 13th Av. N., Princeton. Luncheon to follow at Finish Line Café, 31924 125th St. NW, Princeton. Memorials preferred. (Published in the Star Tribune on November 25, 2017).

Chance, Connie Jean (nee Mercer)
January 23, 1951 - November 13, 2017
Age 66 of Burnsville.

Nolin, Charlene Rae
April 12, 1969 - November 13, 2017
Age 48 of New Brighton.

Jones, Collin Douglas
June 16, 1966 - November 12, 2017
Age 51 of Prescott, WI.

Lein, Rick Barry
March 19, 1947 - November 12, 2017
Age 70 of Minneapolis.

Peters, Scott Hugh
March 12, 1955 - November 12, 2017
Age 62 of Minnetonka died after a long battle with cancer. Scott is preceded in death by father Robert Peters, and survived by mother, Barbara Peters, daughters Jasmine (18) and Chloe (15), sister Jodie McCann, brother Blaine Peters (Andrea), and sister Leslie Peters, as well as many other relatives and friends. Scott was born on March 12, 1955 in Lansing, Michigan. Scott moved to Minneapolis at the age of 18 and began working in the local theater scene. He spent 20 years of his career in technical theater as a carpenter, and set, lighting, and sound designer. Later he began working for the union as a stage hand. The final third of his career, he worked as a light board operator and electrician for the Minnesota Orchestra. Scott was an adoring father, beloved son and brother, and magnificent friend. In accordance with Scott's wishes, there will be no formal services. Friends and loved ones are invited to an informal open house at Scott's home on Saturday, November 18th from 1:00pm to 3:30pm. Address memorials to Kaia Hirt on behalf of Jasmine and Chloe. (Published in the Star Tribune on November 13, 2017).

Hines, Dr. Edward Morris, Sr.
January 27, 1943 - November 11, 2017
Age 74 of Minneapolis..

Matthews, Brandon Paul
October 23, 1977 - November 11, 2017
Age 40 of Eden Prairie.

Nelson, James Albert
June 24, 1963 - November 11, 2017
Age 54 of Mounds View, passed away peacefully at his home. He was a proud pipe fitter and a member of local 539. James was preceded in death by his parents; mother-in-law; special companion, Bear. He is survived by his loving wife, Diane; doggie friend, Maddie; adopted brother, Patrick; brother, Robert; brothers-in-law, Rand, Doug, Ron, Don and their families, cousins, and friends. Memorial Service will be held at 11:30AM, Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Miller Funeral Home, 6210 Hwy 65 NE, Fridley, MN, with visitation starting at 10AM. Family has requested guests dress in casual attire. Miller Funeral Home 736-571-1300 (Published in the Star Tribune on November 25, 2017).

Peine, Thomas John
June 21, 1946 - November 11, 2017
Age 71 of Minneapolis. Tom's 11-year battle with early onset Alzheimer's ended on 11/11 at age 71. He is survived by his loving wife Joan and children, Joshua (Rebecca) and Jessica (Charlie) and his amazing grandchildren, Marit, Aria and Brandon. Tom was a Mechanical Engineer, Vice President/Project Manager for Michaud, Cooley, Erickson until he retired. He managed many projects in the Twin Cities, including the Ordway and Guthrie Theaters. He was highly respected by fellow employees for his work ethic and his great sense of humor. He was an avid sports participant enjoying baseball, softball, golf, bowling and fishing. He was a wonderful husband and such a proud, supportive father to his children. He will be missed by the many people whose lives he touched both professionally and personally. His family would like to thank his caregivers and the staff at Keystone Place at LaValle Fields in Hugo who provided the love, kindness and dignity that he deserved. Thanks also to Hospice of Allina who cared for him additionally in the end. A private service will take place in the Chapel at the Basilica of Saint Mary on December 2nd at noon, followed by a celebration of Tom's life at 1:30 PM at Manning's Restaurant, 2200 Como Ave. SE Mpls. Memorials preferred to the Alzheimer's Assn, 7900 W 78th St., Edina 55439.(Published in the Star Tribune on November 18, 2017).

Sempel, Donald Joseph
May 21, 1940 - November 11, 2017
Age 77 of Wyoming. Preceded in death by son, Bill; parents, Louis and Louise; brother, Wayne. Survived by loving wife, Judy; children, Michelle (Steve) Knight; Todd (Robyn); Jennifer "Bug" (Dan) Laqua; uncle, Terry Lee; step-children, Gerrie (Chris) Lee, Lonna (John) Rice, Darin Bengtson; 19 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; siblings, Ray, Mary, Shirley, David, Nancy; daughter-in-law, Sue; many relatives and friends. Don was the successful business owner of Safeway House Movers, and after 25 years of working side by side with his employees, he sold the business to retire. After a short time of boredom, he returned to work driving "End Dump Trucks" for Morrel Trucking. Donald enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and spending time with family. Celebration of Life on Saturday, Nov 18, 2017, 11AM at St. John's Lutheran Church, 31075 Genesis Ave., Stacy, MN with a gathering one hour prior. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred. (Published in the Pioneer Press on November 15, 2017).

Williams, LaVerne Bell (nee Bufford)
February 9, 1933 - November 11, 2017
Age 84 of Princeton, passed away after a valiant fight against Pancreatic Cancer. Preceded in passing: husband of 51 years, Richard, daughter Susan and mother Irene. LaVerne is survived by her 4 children: Joan Sticha (Greg), Jean Ostertag, Rick Williams (Lisa), and Tim Williams (Maureen); 8 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; brother, William Bufford; aunt, Dolores Victorian; and family members. Visitation and service will be held at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, 2385 Commerce Blvd, Mound, MN 55364 on November 22, 2017. Visitation begins at 10:00, followed by Mass at 11:00 am. A reception will be held at the church hall following the service and private interment. Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made to: The National Pancreatic Cancer Association or the charity of your choice. The family is deeply grateful for the love, prayers, and support from family and friends. (Published in the Star Tribune on November 18, 2017).

Adamson, Allan Wesley
August 23, 1931 - November 10, 2017
Age 86 of Minneapolis. passed away peacefully in the loving arms at Our Lady of Peace Hospice. Survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Beverly, daughters Judi, Jane, son Paul (Tammy), grandchildren Emily, Joseph (and their dad Rob), Zachary, Andrew, many nieces and nephews, and wonderful friends. Memorial service on Nov. 18 at 11am at Bethlehem Covenant Church in Minneapolis, with visitation 1 hour prior. Private interment at Fort Snelling. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Bethlehem Covenant Church 3141 43rd Ave. So., Mpls., or Our Lady of Peace Hospice, St. Paul. (Published in the Star Tribune on November 14, 2017).

Buzay, Kathleen Ann (nee Gruber)
September 26, 1952 - November 10, 2017
Age 65 of Newport.

Cramer, Marion C
February 18, 1954 - November 10, 2017
Age 63 of Saint Paul.

Engel, Ronald Bert
July 20, 1941 - November 10, 2017
Age 76 of West Saint Paul.

Gilbert, Barbara (nee Borschert)
May 8, 1948 - November 10, 2017
Age 69 of Burnsville.

Perry, Nancy Ann (nee Roberts)
November 11, 1924 - November 10, 2017
Age 92 of Deephaven, peacefully went to her Lord and Savior on Friday, November 10, 2017 in her home. Mom was born on Veterans Day November 11, 1924 to Leola and Frank Roberts of Waukesha, WI. She graduated from Waukesha High School in 1942, attended Lawrence University and in 1948, received a BS from Evanston Hospital School of Nursing. Mom moved to Minnesota in 1954, settling in Cottagewood where she raised her 6 children. She worked as a nurse at Deephaven Elementary School and Chapel View Care Center in Hopkins, MN. Mom attended Ridgewood Church for over 40 years and enjoyed volunteering at the Arboretum and other numerous organizations, traveling, reading, gardening and swimming. She loved the Lord, her grandchildren and spending time with her family and friends. Mom was preceded in death by her parents and brothers Frank, John and Ted Roberts, Grandson Spencer Johnson, son-in-law Joe Ernst and former husband William Perry. Survived by her children Claire, Ann (Dean Johnson), Jane Ernst, Robert, Susan Patterson (Gregg), Sally Petersen (Jim); grandchildren Justin Humenik (Carrie), Brent Humenik, Shelley Roberts Gyllen (Jeff), Scott Addison (Alex Anderson), Kathryn Batchelor (Vance), Justin Ernst (Laura), Samuel, Sophia, Emma and Joseph Patterson, Hannah Wynne (Landon) and Elliott Petersen; great grandchildren Paige and Thomas Humenik, Evan Humenik, Ayden Johnson, Aiden and Evie Batchelor, Brooks Ernst and Kylie Brumfield; sisters-in-laws Peggy and Marilyn Roberts; and numerous nieces & nephews. A celebration of Mom's life will be held on Sunday, December 3, 2017 with a visitation at 2pm followed by a service at 3pm, Ridgewood Church, 4420 Co Rd 101 S, Minne-tonka, MN 55345, (952) 474-0858. Refreshments will be served at the church following the service. Memorials preferred to Meals On Wheels, Reach & Restore or to donor's choice. (Published in the Star Tribune on November 18, 2017).

Reed, Oscar Dewitte
January 17, 1939 - November 10, 2017
Age 78 of Saint Paul. Preceded in death by his youngest son, Brian. Survived by his wife Sheila; children: Dale (Renee), Keith, Gary (Erica), and Patty (David) Graham; granddaughters: Nichole, Lauren, Kelsey (Ryan) Miesbauer and Maggie; grandsons: Colton, Dallas, Jake, Garret, Alexander, Raphael, Austin, and Cale; sister, Mary Yates; and his beloved dog, Rocky; as well as numerous relatives and friends. Oscar had an adventurous spirit and enjoyed traveling, hunting, fishing, and, at one time, piloting his own single engine aircraft. He often included his grand kids in his adventures, and his blue eyes always twinkled a little brighter when he was with them. Mass of Christian Burial, Thursday, November 16th at 10:00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior, all at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 2131 Fairview Ave N, Roseville, MN. (Published in the Pioneer Press on November 12, 2017).

Reynolds, Hassasn Ya'qub
December 11, 1994 - November 10, 2017
Age 22 of Saint Paul.

Trombley, Terrance James
April 14, 1949 - November 10, 2017
Age 68 of Coon Rapids. passed away peacefully at home. Born in Trenton, MI, Viet Nam Veteran. 36 year employee of Electric Machinery. Preceded in death by his parents and four brothers. Survived by wife of 46 yrs. Colleen, sons Jason, John (J.R.), Jake (fiancé Lindsey), grandchildren Alex and Jeffrey Jr (Little Weasel), 3 brothers and 1 sister. Numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends. Gathering next summer. (Published in the Star Tribune on November 25, 2017).

Walsh, Linda Eleanor (nee Rice)
September 7, 1942 - November 10, 2017
Age 75 of Maplewood, formerly of Murdock, Minn., passed away at St. Anthony Care Center. Visitation will be from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m., followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, November 18, 2017, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Murdock. Interment will be in Spring Creek Cemetery of rural Murdock.
Linda Eleanor Rice was born September 7, 1942, in Kerkhoven Township, Minnesota, the daughter of Millard and Gladys (Ronholdt) Rice. Linda grew up in rural Sunburg and attended Country School in District 66 until the 6th grade. She then attended and graduated from Kerkhoven High School in 1960. Following high school she moved to Minneapolis and worked for General Mills. On April 24, 1965, Linda married Richard Walsh at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Murdock. Their marriage was blessed with three children, Kristin, Jason, and Jeffery. In 1967, Linda and Richard along with their first child, Kristin, moved back to rural Murdock and started farming. Linda enjoyed playing cards, traveling, cooking, and baking - especially her lefse. Linda’s kind generosity was also noticed for hosting many relatives, friends and anyone who stopped by and needed a place to stay. She especially loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and friends. Linda is survived by Richard Walsh of Murdock; children, Kristin Weston of St. Paul, Jason (Courtney) Walsh of Kerkhoven, and Jeffery Walsh of Murdock; grandchildren: Sydney, Alexandra and Jacob Walsh of Kerkhoven, Rhiannon and Maxwell Weston of St. Paul; siblings, Darlene Carstens of Clearwater, and Allan Rice of Murdock; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings: Bill Rice, Ann Netland, Marjorie Rice, Vernae Renville, Darrell Rice, and Roger Rice; nephews: Gary Netland, Mike Netland, Bob Renville, and Jeff Renville; niece, Jill Carstens; and many other family members and close friends. (Published online on November 15, 2017 courtesy of Zniewski Funeral Home-Benson)

Coulston, Donald LaVern
June 20, 1937 - November 9, 2017
Age 80 of Minneapolis.

Knutson, Judy Ann (nee Lambe)
August 4, 1953 - November 9, 2017
Age 64 of Lakeville. left for heaven on 11/9/17 in St. Paul after living with cancer for many years. Survived by daughters Heather, Amber (Dan) Kerrigan, granddaughter Autumn Kerrigan, and many close family and friends. Visitation Fri., 11/17, 6-8 pm, Celebration of Life Service Sat., 11/18 12 pm at Calvary Baptist Church, 2608 Blaisdell Ave. S., Mpls. You're welcome to dress in florals or Judy's favorite colors of teal and blue. (Published in the Star Tribune on November 14, 2017).

Mosman, Julia Ann (nee Symons)
November 24, 1943 - November 9, 2017
Age 73 of Columbia Heights.

Pickett, Marlys Jean (nee Peterson)
September 2, 1934 - November 9, 2017
Age 83 of Saint Paul. Preceded in death by parents, Wilbert & Lucille Peterson; sister Donna Naylor; sister Judy Hughes; brother Robert and infant brother, Wilbert, Jr. Survived by children, David (Lori) Pickett and Debra (Jason) Erickson, grandchildren Peter (Rachel) Bolle, Jacob Pickett, Joseph Pickett, and Charlotte Erickson; great granddaughter Khira Bolle; siblings, Richard and Larry; other special relatives and friends. Funeral Service Saturday at 11:00 AM at Beaver Lake Lutheran Church, 2280 Stillwater Ave. E., Maplewood. Visitation 1 hour prior to service. 651-739-8092. (Published in the Star Tribune on November 14, 2017).

Felling, David Joseph
August 28, 1937 - November 8, 2017
Age 80 of Eagan, passed away after a year-long battle with cancer. Preceded in death by his wife of 51 years Joyce (Nathe) and parents John and Catherine Felling. Survived by son David (Karen) and daughter Katherine (Darryl) Lange; grandchildren Stephanie, Grace and Sam; and great grandchildren Bailey and Sawyer. David served in the Army, stationed for a stint in Tripoli where he was in charge of "driving and playing with trucks". He enjoyed dancing, sunbathing and was known for bidding with next to nothing in his hand no matter what the card game. Memoriam donation to the Eagan or Apple Valley Community Center, Senior Programs preferred. Memorial date, time and location yet to be determined. (Published in the Star Tribune on November 11, 2017).

Gudmundson, Barbara Jane (nee Rohrke)
February 15, 1927 - November 7, 2017
Age 90 of Minneapolis, died peacefully at Jones-Harrison Residence in Mpls. Preceded in death by her loving husband Emil of 31 years, sister Nan, & half-sister Manya. Born in Chicago and raised in Tenn. Earning a Ph.D. in Botany and Water Resources from Iowa State Univ. in 1969, she worked in related positions and earned 2 Fulbright appts. in Iceland on diatoms. She was involved in DFL politics to women's rights, the environment, social justice, and, as a tribute to her husband's heritage, Icelandic cultural heritage. Loving to travel, she became a travel agent and traveled extensively worldwide. A lover of animals, music, dance, the arts, ginkgos, hamburgers and ice cream. Lifelong Unitarian-Universalist and current member of First Unitarian Society, Mpls. Survived by twin daughters Marti Gudmundson (Nick Molenaar) of Caldwell, Idaho, and Holly (Jim) Leighton of Mpls.; brother-in-law Les Gudmundson of Lundar, MB; 2 cousins, and 4 nieces/nephews. Donations to Alzheimers Association (for RESEARCH): alz.org Memorial service 4/28/18. Contact: martiloo429@gmail.com (612) 722-9132. (Published in the Star Tribune on November 11, 2017).

Palecek, Brad Thomas
July 2, 1968 - November 7, 2017
Age 49 of Minneapolis, passed away after a short but courageous battle with bile duct cancer. Brad is survived by his partner & soul mate, Michael Korby, and Violet (their French Bulldog), his adoring parents, Thomas & Sandra, of Woodbury and loving brother, Marc, of Woodbury. He will be missed by a large, close group of adoring friends. Brad graduated from Stillwater High School in 1986 and from the University of St. Thomas in 1991, where he remained an avid supporter. He had a very successful career in Real Estate with Edina Realty for the past 25 years. Brad loved to travel abroad, which he and Michael did frequently. He was an avid art collector and supporter of the arts community. He served on the University of St. Thomas College of Arts & Sciences Advisory Board as well as the Board of the 1006 Summit Avenue Society. Brad was a supporter of the U of M Goldstein Museum of Design, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Ordway Center for the Arts, and Friends of the Mississippi River. Our lives will forever be changed for having known him, loved him, and now losing him. Brad was extremely generous, kindhearted and a loyal friend to many. Brad was a bright light to all who had the pleasure to meet and love him. He was a beautiful soul placed here to spread joy, humor and grace. A Memorial for family and friends will be held on Sunday, Nov 19th at 3:00pm @ St. Clements Church, 901 Portland Avenue, St. Paul. Followed by a Celebration of Life from 4-6 @ The University Club of St. Paul, 420 Summit Ave. Donations may be made in Brad's name to one of the organizations he supported above. Please send any flower arrangements to The University Club. (Published in the Pioneer Press on November 12, 2017).

Pyle, Arlon Ray
August 31, 1929 - November 7, 2017
Age 88 of Ssaint Louis Park.

Sletten, Joanne Louise (nee Hawkinson)
November 10, 1925 - November 7, 2017
Age 91 of Maple Grove, died in the wee hours of the morning at Colonial Acres, Golden Valley, MN. She was born in St. James, MN on November 10, 1925 to Nora and Ernest Hawkinson. Joanne and her two sisters, Mary and Eleanor, grew up on the family farm. Joanne graduated from the University of Minnesota with an RN and Public Health degree. On October 14, 1950 she married Rolf P. Jacobson, Jr. Shortly thereafter, they moved to Madison, MN where they raised their three children Christie, Nancy and Peter. Joanne was the "School Nurse Extraordinaire" for over twenty years at Madison Public School. Summers from 1959 on were spent at the family cabin on Pickerel Lake. After Rolf's death in 1980, Joanne took a job at the State Hospital in Fergus Falls, MN and retired in 1987. When she married Dr. Mel Sletten on October 31, 1987 she gained a whole new family to love. The couple had many enjoyable years together living between Blanche Lake and Sun Lakes, AZ. In 2002 they moved to Maple Grove and resided at Rose Arbor. Remaining to celebrate her life: Children: Chris Jeatran (Kim Anderson), Nancy Jacobson (Jeff Axton), Rolf Peter Jacobson, III (LouAnn); grandchildren: Josh Jeatran (Jill), Molly McClure (Mark), Luke Jacobson (Jessie), Leah Jacobson (Chris), Ashley Savary (Anthony), Dylan Savary (Paige); great-grandchil-dren: Owen, Bennett, Dominic, Walter, Margaret, Noelle, Sully, Thomas, Shea and brother-in-law Dr. Carl Jessen (Marge). Sletten family: Dr. Wayne Sletten (Jackie), Paul Sletten (Ruth) and Eileen Quello (John), eight grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren, two great-great- grandchildren, many nieces & nephews, extended family and dear friends. Preceding her in death: parents Nora & Ernie Hawkinson, sisters Mary Engebretson (John) and Eleanor Jessen, husbands Rolf P. Jacobson, Jr. and Dr. Mel Sletten, mother-in-law Margaret Sween Olson (Palmer), brother-in-law Harry Jacobson (Marilyn). A celebration of Joanne's life will be held at 12 noon on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Maple Grove Lutheran Church, 9251 Elm Creek Blvd. N, Maple Grove, MN 55369. Inurnment at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery prior to service. Memorials preferred to Luther Seminary or Maple Grove Lutheran Church. (Published in the Star Tribune on November 18, 2017).

Winter, Vincent William
May 13, 1930 - November 7, 2017
Age 87 of Maple Plain.

Graham, JoAnn (nee Gergen)
May 4, 1932 - November 6, 2017
Age 85 of Deephaven.

Graves, Scott Dennis
February 16, 1961 - November 6, 2017
Age 56 of Alden.

Klitzka, Frederick Frank, III
January 8, 1960 - November 6, 2017
Age 57 of Brooklyn Park. Preceded in death by his parents Joyce and Frederick Jr.; nephew Brandon. Survived by brother Ronald (Nellie), sister Peggy (George); nieces Brenda (Tyrone), Tina, Wanda, and Kari (Geoff); nephews: Joshua and James; great-nieces: Tymber, Cali, Jenna, and Kara; great-nephews: Cody, Trevor, Josh; great, great-niece: Tymiah; life partner Lorna; extended family: Stevie (Adam), Nick (Sarah), Elizabeth, Kyrstein, Brooklin, and many cousins and friends. Service to be held at a later date. (Published in the Star Tribune on November 9, 2017).

Newbert, James Warren
June 23, 1937 - November 6, 2017
Age 80 of Mora. James Warren "Jim" Newbert & Evangeline Grace "Eva" (Artishon, Stoltz) ages 80 & 84 of Mora, MN; formerly of Prior Lake & Hopkins. Jim passed away peacefully on Nov. 6 & Eva passed away peacefully on Nov. 14. Jim was the only child of Leon & LaVerne Gruidle Newbert. Eva was the 2nd born of 11 to George & Grace Webster Artishon. Jim served in the U.S. Army. Eva married Joseph R. Stoltz with whom she had 4 children. Eva later married Jim & had two daughters. Jim & Eva both worked & retired from Honeywell. Jim is preceded in death by his parents. Eva is preceded in death by Jim, her parents, brothers Gene & John "Jack" Sr., son-in-law Jeffrey Brown, & Joseph R. Stoltz. Jim & Eva will be dearly missed by Eva's children & Jim's step-children Linda (Steve) Christianson, Joseph A. (Sher), Douglas, & Evan (Marybeth); by their daughters Marie (Kyle) Wallsmith & Renee Newbert-Brown; along with many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, other relatives & friends including Eva's siblings Mary, Rose, Muriel (Crash), Dorothy (Dan), Ruth (Gary), Grace (Ron), Vickie, & Bart. Memorial service 10 AM SATURDAY, DEC. 9 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 111 N. 6th Av., Princeton, MN. Visitation 1 hr prior. Interment at Oak Knoll Cemetery, 115 13th Av. N., Princeton. Luncheon to follow at Finish Line Café, 31924 125th St. NW, Princeton. Memorials preferred.(Published in the Star Tribune on November 25, 2017).

Schmidt, Ramona Lee
December 8, 1946 - November 6, 2017
Age 70 of Shoreview.

Thayer, Dean Howard
July 15, 1925 - November 6, 2017
Age 92 of Little Canada, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loving family. Survived by wife, Wilma; daughter, Anne, and many special nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. Thank you to Allina Hospice, especially Shawn and Molly, for your excellent care. Dean will be remembered for his generous nature, quiet sense of humor, and strength of character, even in the last months of his life. He will be greatly missed. Memorial Service 10 AM Friday, November 10, with visitation one hour prior at Path of Grace UMC, Maplewood. Private interment at Fort Snelling. Memorials preferred to the Heifer Project or UMCOR. (Published in the Pioneer Press on November 9-10, 2017).

Wright, Bernadette Margaret (nee Schwan)
April 9, 1939 - November 6, 2017
Age 78 of Saint Paul.

Blomberg, Jerry Linn
November 13, 1960 - November 5, 2017
Age 56 of Minneapolis.  Jerry was born in Robbinsdale, Minnesota to Melvin and Delaine (Lahti) Blomberg. He grew up in Elk River, MN. A memorial gathering will take place on Tuesday, November 14th at the VFW in Columbia Heights from 5-9 PM. Jerry was a self-employed mechanic and was co-owner of Tow Guys/Northside Towing. Jerry enjoyed playing all types of games and was very competitive at them. He was always helping friends and going out of his way to lend a hand to others. Jerry is survived by his three children: Jeremy Blomberg, Joshua Schreader and Matthew Schreader; seven brothers and sisters: RaeAnn (Warren) Schierholt of Alaska, Rick (Lori) Blomberg of Monticello, MN, Mike (Julie) Blomberg of Hasty, MN, Shari Durant of Maple Grove, MN, Kyle (Shelly) Blomberg of Monticello, MN, Debbey Buher of Alaska and Shellee Schake of Virginia, MN; many nieces, nephews and extended family, as well as numerous friends. He was preceded in death by his parents: Melvin and Delaine Blomberg; infant son Jesse James Conrad Blomberg, brothers: Randy Lahti and Chuck Blomberg, and his Grandma and Grandpa Lahti. (Published in the Star Tribune on November 12, 2017).

Bonneville, David Lawrence
January 31, 1936 - November 5, 2017
Age 81 of Circle Pines, Was carried away by angels into the loving arms of his Savior on November 5th, 2017. Proceded in death by parents Arthur and Lillian Bonneville and brother Richard. Survived by wife Judith Bonneville, 9 children and 11 grandchildren. Funeral Service Tuesday, November 28th 10:30 AM, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 835 2nd Ave. N.W., New Brighton, MN 55112. In lieu of flowers donations accepted for memorial fund. (Published in the Pioneer Press on November 12, 2017).

Covyeau, Roy Richard
October 4, 1953 - November 5, 2017
Age 64 of Minneapolis.

Hynes, Jeanne Margaret (nee O'Fallon)
November 6, 1935 - November 5, 2017
Age 81 of Saint Paul.

Langert, Lee Matthew
January 16, 1943 - November 5, 2017
Age 74 of Minneapolis.

Romero, Jesse James
September 2, 1940 - November 5, 2017
Age 77 of Inver Grove Heights, passed away peacefully with his wife Sandy and his daughter Jessica by his side, along with many family and friends to say good-bye for the week long hospice. He was preceded in death by his Father and Mother, Ramon and Rose, Sister Ramona, Brothers Joe and Frank Romero. He was survived by his wife Sandy (Flor), Daughter AJessica Romero (Rick), Son Ronan Romero (Shannon) Step-Children: Angie Cummings, Wade Souster. Grandchildren: Jesse, Mathew & Ashley Romero, Tianna & Colten Foust, Kylie Fix, Justin & Tyler Cummings. Brothers: Steven (Suzy) & Raymond (Sharon) Romero, Sisters: Stella Cieminski, Margret (Richard) Lopez, Mary Radman, Josephine (John) Bidon, Roseanne (Terry) Robinson, also many wonderful Nieces & Nephews. Memorial services will be held on November 26, 2017, 11:00 am, at the Envision Center, 484 Inwood Ave. N., Oakdale, MN 55128. Lunch to follow service. Memorials to family preferred.

Hobbs, Adeline Bernice (nee Grannes)
July 13, 1934 - November 4, 2017
Age 83 of Minneapolis. Memorial service 2 pm Sat., Nov. 11, at Kingdom Hall, 13001 Lake St. Extension, Mtka., MN. (Published in the Star Tribune on November 8, 2017).

Malzac, Wendy Jean
May 9, 1955 - November 4, 2017
Age 62 of Saint Paul.

Campbell, Billy Paul
October 10, 1950 - November 2, 2017
Age 67 of Minneapolis.

Christenson, Dolores Ramona
January 5, 1931 - November 2, 2017
Age 86 of Saint Louis Park. Dee passed away peacefully in her sleep on November 2nd, 2017. She is survived by son Rick Christenson of Big Pine Key, Florida, daughter Dona Christenson-Wallen (Barry) of Prior Lake and son Dean Christen-son of St Louis Park, grandchildren Julie Davis, Zachery Randall (Hala), Alexis and Blake Wallen, and great grandchildren Allison and Austin Davis and Yesmeen and Tarek Randall. Dee was preceded in death by husband Melvin Christenson in 1970, parents John and Blanche, her brothers Charles, Roger, Donald and Fredrick. Dee spent much of her life sacrificing to help and care for others. She loved dancing, golfing, playing cards and spending time with family and friends. She will be dearly missed. Burial Service to be held at Fort Snelling (section L) at noon on Friday, November 10th, with a Memorial Service at 1:30 PM at 14689 Wilds View NW, Prior Lake, MN 55372 and luncheon to follow. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made in Dee's memory to the American Cancer Society. (Published in the Star Tribune on November 6, 2017).

Machen, James Allen
May 31, 1951 - November 2, 2017
Age 66 of Saint Paul.

Blair, Gertrude E (nee Riordan)
July 22, 1918 - November 1, 2017
Age 99 of Saint Paul.

Jarmon, Glenn Thomas
October 13, 1961 - November 1, 2017
Age 56 of Saint Paul.

Lampi, Cody Aaron
June 10, 1991 - November 1, 2017
Age 26 of Fridley. Cody died unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 1, 2017.  Cody was born on June 10, 1991 in St Louis Park, MN and was a lifelong resident of the Twin Cities.  He attended St Charles Borromeo, Totino Grace High School and graduated from Minnesota Transition School.  He also attended Minneapolis Community and Technical College.  He loved music, art, snowboarding, biking and was a lifelong fan of the Minnesota Twins.
He is survived by his daughter, Lily Lampi Werner, his mother and step-father Kathleen and Timothy Werner and his father Aaron Lampi; his maternal grandparents Margaret and Gerald Augustine, paternal grandparents Glenn (Cherry) Lampi and Natalie (Bruce) Armstrong; step-brother Garret (Ashley) Werner and aunts, uncles and cousins. He is preceded in death by his aunt Jennifer Lampi Depriest and great uncle James Loehrke. Visitation will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, November 9, 2017 at The Basilica of Saint Mary in Minneapolis, followed by funeral mass at noon and luncheon to follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorials payable to Cody's daughter Lily would be greatly appreciated.

Melius, Richard Layton
October 9, 1952 - November 1, 2017
Age 65 of Minneapolis. He was preceded by his parents and brother Donald. He is survived by 2 sons, a daughter, 2 grandchildren, 2 brothers, a sister, nieces, and nephews. A luncheon will be held in his memory on 11/22/17 at the Chaska VFW beginning at 11 AM. (Published in the Star Tribune on November 11, 2017).

Mohaupt, Anne Louise
October 18, 1952 - November 1, 2017
Age 65 of Long Lake, died at home with loved ones after a short struggle with colon/pancreatic cancer. Survived by her husband Craig Riedl, son Che Riedl (Jamie), brothers Jeff and Mark Mohaupt, grandchildren Dylan and Aryanna, aunt Loretta Johnson, uncle Dan Doran, nieces Rhen and Kelly, nephews Jason, Joe, and Matthew and many cousins and dear friends. Anne received her Juris Doctor degree from William Mitchell College of Law and worked as a prosecuting attorney for Wright County for many years. Services to be held at the Memorial Chapel at Lakewood Cemetery, 3600 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis (612-822-2171), visitation 1:30-2:00, service 2:00-3:00, Saturday, November 11, 2017. (Published in the Star Tribune on November 4, 2017).

Parker, David Timothy
Februaary 20, 1971 - November 1, 2017
Age 46 of Minneapolis.

Stainer, Charles Edward, III
October 1, 1955- November 1, 2017
Age 62 of Richfield, passed away at the Veteran's Hospital in Minneapolis. Survived by wife, Margaret; step-children, Pete (Kari) Hainey, Katie (Jim) Kenagy, Christine (Chris Bartolo) Hainey; 7 grandchildren; brother, James (Lori) Stainer; other relatives and friends. Charles served for over 20 years in the Air Force and also worked at the National Security Agency. Charles received the National Intelligence Reform Medal on November 12, 2008. Funeral Mass at 10:30AM with a visitation one hour prior on Friday, November 3 at St. Peter's Catholic Church, 6730 Nicollet Ave., Richfield, MN. Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation to the charity of your choice in Charlie's name. (Published in the Star Tribune on November 1, 2017).

Tendle-Holmes, Dawn Delores (nee Tendle)
March 7, 1951 - November 1, 2017
Age 66 of Crystal.

Trudeau, Robert Marcus
December 15, 1944 - November 1, 2017
Age 72 of Saint Paul.

Davis, Mary Ellen
December 10, 1951 - October 31, 2017
Age 65 of Saint Paul.

Krause, Aaron Ray
November 26, 1990 - October 31, 2017
Age 26 of Minneapolis.

Bartholomew, Dale Cornelius
March 27, 1951 - October 30, 2017
Age 66 of Crystal.

Buckingham, Robert Earl
December 25, 1942 - October 30, 2017
Age 74 of New Hope.

Schipper, Judith Ann
August 16, 1940 - October 30, 2017
Age 77 of Golden Valley.

Silk, James Willis
August 6, 1940 - October 30, 2017
Age 77 of White Bear Lake, passed away surrounded by loved ones after a short battle with cancer. James is preceded in death by his first wife, Carol Gagliardi. He will be deeply missed by his wife, Judy; children, Susan (Michael) Fox, Stephen (Cathy) Silk; Sheryl (John) Maxwell, Sara (Thomas) Evans; grandchildren, Madeline, Samuel, Alison, Carley, Wyatt, Caleb, Maxwell, Helena, Tanner; sister, Marie (Gary) Witzel; many relatives and friends. Jim loved his family and was an advocate in teaching the appreciation of the great outdoors through his love of fishing and hunting. His love and Irish wit will be missed. Memorial service on Tuesday, November 7 at Elim Lutheran Church, 20971 Olinda Trail N, Scandia, MN, at 11AM with visitation one hour prior and luncheon to follow. Memorials preferred to family. (Published in the Pioneer Press on November 1-5, 2017).

Cooper, Linda Louise
July 1, 1947 - October 29, 2017
Age 70 of Maple Grove. Preceded in death by parents, Clyde and Louise (Swan) Cooper. Survived by brother, Roger (Ruth) Cooper of Cedar Rapids, IA; nephew, Stephen (Jenny) Cooper and their children, Grace, Ethan, and Sam; special friend, traveling companion, and confidante Annette Nelson; all the wonderful drivers and caregivers. Celebration of life on Monday, November 6, at 11AM with visitation at 10:30AM at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 7401 County Rd 101, Maple Grove, MN. No flowers. (Published in the Star Tribune on October 31, 2017).

Nolte, Aarin Anne (nee Kulesa)
August 17, 1984 - October 29, 2017
Age 33 of Richfield, formerly of Watertown, SD passed away peacefully in her home on Sunday, October 29, 2017 after a two and one half year battle with cancer. She was the wife of John Nolte and mother of David Nolte. Aarin was born on August 17, 1984 in Watertown, SD to Greg & LeeAnne (Engelhart) Kulesa, the oldest of 4 children. She was baptized at First Baptist Church, Watertown, SD. Aarin graduated from Watertown High School in 2002. She pursued her passion for health care and graduated from the University of North Dakota School of Nursing in 2007. 2007 was a big year for Aarin as she married John Nolte of Grand Forks, ND and began her career in nursing at Children's Hospitals and Clinics in Minneapolis, MN. Aarin enjoyed traveling, spending time with family, weekends at the lake and reading. Aarin is survived by her husband, John; son, David of Richfield, MN; parents, Greg & LeeAnne; sisters, Haven & Peyton, of Watertown, SD; brother, Evan (Krystle) Kulesa of Helena, MT; parents-in-law, Jerry & Marlene Nolte, of Grand Forks, ND; brother-in-law, Alan (Jodi) Nolte, of Minneapolis, MN; sister-in-law, Michelle (Cory) Fairchild, of Duluth, MN; nieces and nephews, Isaac and Samuel Nolte, Culley, Evy, Aly, Izy and Renz Fairchild; maternal grandmother, Joyce Engelhart, of Aberdeen, SD; along with many cherished aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Philip and Valeria Kulesa, of Grenville, SD; maternal grandfather, William J. Engelhart, of Aberdeen, SD; and cousin, Nathan Engelhart of Aberdeen, SD. Memorial service at 1PM Monday, November 6 at Bloomington Covenant Church, 10150 Xerxes Ave S, Bloomington, MN with Pastor Greg Ellis officiating. Visitation from 11AM-1PM, with a luncheon following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the American Cancer Society. (Published in the Star Tribune on November 1, 2017).

Zepeda, Jesse Antonio, Jr
July 17, 1947 - October 29, 2017
Age 70 of Saint Paul. Survived by mother Agnes H., 2 sons, Chris & Jesse, 2 daughters, Maria & Stephanie, many grand-children & great grandchildren. May Jesus rest his soul and comfort him for eternity. Funeral Wed., Nov. 8, St. Anthony Park Lutheran Church, 2323 Como Ave., St. Paul, 10 AM. (Published in the Pioneer Press on November 5, 2017).

Barber, Alean
August 31, 1942 - October 28, 2017
Age 75 of Saint Paul.

Kroening, George John
August 2, 1929 - October 28, 2017
Age 88 of Brooklyn Park. Preceded in death by parents Otto and Theresia; brothers Carl, John (Joan), and Martin; granddaughter Nancy Jean Autio; grandson Brian Anderson; great grandchildren David and Emily. Survived by wife Nancy (Tripp); brother Robert (Paula) Kroening; sisters-in-law June and Ruth Kroening; children Cecilia (Greg) Anderson, Joan (Terry Toll) Oliveira, Patricia (Dean) Cocchiarella, and Mary (John Ritchie) Persons, Martha (Mark) Epstein, Barbara Myers, John (Shelly) Kroening, Caroline (Doug Kmiec) Kroening, Paul (Andrea) Kroening; grandchildren Ray, Tom, George, Racheal, Clairissa, Lauren, Nick, Ellen, Melissa, Elizabeth, Jennifer, Jonathon, Amy, Justin, Kristen, Kelly, Luke, Jordan, Garrett, Mark, Gabe, Thomas, Jane; 20 great grandchildren. United States Army, Three Bronze Star, Decorated Korean War Vet. Civil Engineer, Mpls. Water Department of 32 years. Memorial service is November 14, 2017 at 11:00 AM with visitation one hour prior to service at St. Bridget's Church, 3811 Emerson Ave. N., Mpls. Private interment. (Published in the Star Tribune on November 4, 2017).

Leavell, William Marvin
December 13, 1962 - October 28, 2017
Age 54 of Rosemount.

Stewart, Randy Clay
April 7, 1963 - October 28, 2017
Age 54 of Red Wing.

Haggard, Troy Matthew
February 13, 1982 - October 27, 2017
Age 35 of Fridley.

Harris, Calvin
January 12, 1964 - October 27, 2017
Age 53 of West Saint Paul.

Krueger, Raymond George
June 25, 1942 - October 27, 2017
Age 75 of Roseville.

Lattanzio, Lori Lynn
November 29, 1957 - October 27, 2017
Age 59 of Bloomington.

Redshaw, Renay Joan (nee Larson)
August 29, 1932 - October 27, 2017
Age 85 of Maplewood. Preceded in death by husband, John; son, Mark; parents, Olaf and Lillian Larson; and infant brother. Survived by children, Anne Murray, John Jr., James; 6 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren; many loving relatives and friends. Memorial at a later date. A special thanks to the staff and volunteer caregivers who helped her through her days and nights. (Published in the Star Tribune on October 30, 2017).

Schultz, Jesse Michael
November 12, 1982 - October 27, 2017
Age 34 of Saint Paul.

Ouellette, Michael Paul
April 25, 1956 - October 26, 2017
Age 61 of Coon Rapids, passed away unexpectedly after a brief illness. Preceded in death by his father, Paul; and brother, Pat. Survived by wife, Melissa; children, Chris (Mindy), Kelly, Renee (Adam); grandchildren, Jenna, Lainie, Paige, Archer; siblings, Joni (Jim) Retka, TJ (Jack DeVine) Bren, Peg (Gary) Riecken; many relatives and friends. Funeral service on Saturday, November 4, at 1PM with a visitation one hour prior and light refreshments following at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 2742 Yellowstone Blvd., Anoka, MN 55303. (Published in the Star Tribune on October 31, 2017).

Barbato, Mary Ann (nee Kellerman)
January 18, 1941 - October 25, 2017
Age 76 of Saint Paul. Preceded in death by husband Henry (Sonny); grandson, Joey; brother, John Kellerman. Loving mother to Henry (Kelley), Mary Jo, Joseph (Melissa), Julie (Joe) Byrnes, Connie (John) Barry; loving grandmother to ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Special thank you to Little Sisters of the Poor (Mother, Sisters, staff and Ruby) for their loving care. Visitation at Little Sisters of the Poor Holy Family Residence (330 South Exchange Street Saint Paul) on Monday, October 30, from 9-11 am with funeral Mass at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the family. (Published in the Pioneer Press on Oct. 29, 2017).

Cleveland, Gerald Lee, Sr.
April 4, 1949 - October 25, 2017
Age 68 of Saint Paul. Visitation 250 Cottage Ave W. St. Paul, MN 55117, now through Saturday 10/28. (Published in the Pioneer Press on Oct. 27, 2017).

Connor, Edward Mark
December 31, 1942 - October 25, 2017
Age 74 of Saint Paul.

Haase, Bernice Anna (nee Larson)
September 11, 1923 - October 25, 2017
Age 94 of Bloomington. Preceded in death by her husband, grandson, and son-in-law, one brother and one sister. Survived by daughters, Jeanne (Patrick) Sims, Joyce Haase, Janyce (Kerry) Olson, and Joanie (Keith) Garborg; five grandsons, one granddaughter, and three great-grandsons; sister, Viola Rosengren, brother, Lester Larson, many other relatives as well as friends. Memorial service Monday, Nov. 6, 12:30PM at Bethany Church, Bloomington; Luncheon and Visitation following. Private interment. Memorials preferred to Bethany International. (Published in the Star Tribune on October 25, 2017).

Harvieux, Gary Nester
January 18, 1938 - October 25, 2017
Age 79 of Woodbury, passed away peacefully after a courageous 5 month battle with cancer. Born on Jan. 18, 1938 to Nester J. and Inez E. Harvieux in St. Paul. Stillwater class of '56. Was a 30 year 3M employee. He enjoyed "snowbird" status for the last 15 years in Las Vegas. Gary is survived by his wife, Obbie, of 41 years; 4 children and 3 grandchildren; Bret Harvieux (Mary), Michelle, Thomas and Taylor Kremis; Sonny Erickson (Shannon), Deena Drewes and grandson, Bryson Watt. Also survived by brothers, David J., James A. (Kris), Joel W. Memorial Service Wed. Nov 1 at noon at Christ Episcopal Church, 7305 Afton Road, Woodbury. Family will greet friends at 11:00. If you wish to make a memorial donation, please consider the Las Vegas Animal Rescue Farm, (TheLasVegasFarm.com) or an animal shelter of your choice. (Published in the Pioneer Press on Oct. 29, 2017).

Meyerding, Charles Edward
July 29, 1926 - October 25, 2017
Age 91 of White Bear Lake. Formerly of West St. Paul. Preceded in death by partner Elaine Carlson and brother, Eugene. Survived by sister Christine Linsmayer, daughter Polly Dedrick (Russell), son Case (Vicki); 4 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild and 3 nephews. Taught at U of M and Inver Hills Community College. Service at Cerenity Chapel, 1900 Webber Street, White Bear Lake on Wednesday, Dec. 27, at 5:30 pm. (Published in the Pioneer Press November 2-5, 2017).

Scherer, Robert Leslie
November 7, 1940 - October 25, 2017
Age 76 of Lakeville.

Seshan, Krishna
October 3, 1946 - October 25, 2017
Age 71 of Minneapolis.

Svoboda, Richard Eugene, Sr
March 30, 1936 - October 25, 2017
Age 81 of Saint Paul. dedicated and loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. Richard (Dick) Svoboda joined the love of his life, Geraldine on 10/25/17. Leaving behind three children, Rick (Melinda) Svoboda, Deb (John) Vosejpka and Patsy (Steve) Mullenix; four grandchildren, Alan (Stephanie), Alisha, Matt (Aubrey) and Amy (Jesse), and six great-grandchildren, Alexia, Brooklynn, Brayden, Payten, Aubrey and Miles. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Ray and Bob; survived by his brothers, Jim, Gary, Steve and Bill, and sisters, Betty and Joyce. A celebration of life will be held on November 2nd at Roselawn Cemetary Chapel at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred. (Published in the Pioneer Press on Oct. 29, 2017).

Beard, Sandra Kay (nee Pemberton)
July 20, 1954 - October 24, 2017
Age 63 of Saint Paul.

Cooper, Donna Hazel (nee Clements)
August 31, 1923 - October 24, 2017
Age 94 of Roseville. Preceded in death by parents, Louise and Arthur Clements; Husband, Arthur; siblings, Mabel, Richard, Ethel, Lorna, Ida, Byrel, Harriett, and Vina Lou. She is survived by children, Dave Cooper, Deb Cooper, Denise (Kevin) Mackey; grandchildren, Neil (Sarah) Cooper, Angie (Kevin) Caicedo, Katie (Lowell) Rompf, Sara Mackey, Dylan LeMay, Leah LeMay; great-grandchildren, Mason Cooper, Jarrett Cooper, Wes Cooper, Ciena Caicedo; many relatives and friends. A Celebration of Donna's life will be held at 11AM on Saturday, November 11 at Advent Lutheran Church, 3000 Hamline Ave N, Roseville, MN. Followed with a luncheon at the church. In lieu of flowers please contribute to "Wounded Warriors". (Published in the Star Tribune on November 4, 2017).

Hogg, Gertrude May (nee Stafford)
May 11, 1922 - October 24, 2017
Age 95 of Saint Paul.

Meister, David Clyde
July 22, 1941 - October 24, 2017
Age 76 of Saint Louis Park.

Nelson, Christopher Paul
December 30, 1968 - October 24, 2017
Age 48 of Saint Cloud.

Dabney, Mark Adrian
April 17, 1954 - October 23, 2017
Age 63 of Minneapolis.

Gustafson, Richard Paul
September 7, 1935 - October 23, 2017
Age 82 of Stillwater. Volunteer at Century Community College and a 30-year veteran of the IBM Corp. As a mentor, he especially loved helping and knowing students from many countries. Born and raised in NE Minneapolis, he graduated from Edison HS and the U of MN. Dick did two tours in the U.S. Army, including in 1962 after the Berlin Wall was built. He and his wife, Joanne, were married 55 years and have two childrendaughter Kristin Tengwall (son-in-law John) of Woodbury and son John Gustafson of Dallas. Dick was a proud grandfather of five Nicholas, Hannah, Claire, Collin, Katherine. He felt blessed by his supportive family during a five-month battle with lung cancer. A systems engineer in the computer industry's early years, Dick and his family lived in Golden Valley, MN; Atlanta, GA; and Rochester, MN. After IBM, Dick worked in Olmsted County's Community Corrections Dept. He and Joanne then spent four years on Lake Pokegama in Grand Rapids before settling in Washington County near their children. A community volunteer, Dick served Golden Valley on the Human Rights Commission and the Police/Community Relations Committee, Haverhill Township near Rochester on the Planning Commission, and Grand Rapids on the Reif Arts Board. After moving to the east metro, he was on Washington County's Community Corrections Advisory Board and MPR's Citizen's Council. A family day of community service and remembrance is planned for late Spring. Memorials to Doctors Without Borders or your local Food Shelf are preferred. (Published in the Star Tribune on November 11, 2017).

Harris, Sandra Lee (nee Forsblad)
August 2, 1939 - October 23, 2017
Age 78 of Minneapolis.

Motschenbacher, Julie Ann
May 3, 1952 - October 23, 2017
Age 65 of Prior Lake, passed away peacefully after a brave battle with cancer. Born May 3, 1952 and graduated from Kennedy High School in 1969. Preceded in death by her parents and two brothers. Survived by sister, Zaila, and brother, Brennen, and nephews, Jay and Andy, and great niece, Gabriella. Visitation will be Sunday, Oct. 29, at International Village's banquet hall, 10454 Central Ave. NE, Blaine, MN, from 12-2 p.m. (Published in the Star Tribune on October 25, 2017).

Stark, Shawn Robert
January 10, 1966 - October 23, 2017
Age 51 of Brooklyn Center. Preceded in death by father, Robert Stark. Survived by mother, Frances and sister, Shantel, sons, Robert and Benjamin, granddaughter Sadie. Private service. (Published in the Star Tribune on October 26, 2017).

Brausen, Lola Gail (nee Day)
October 26, 1939 - October 22, 2017
Age 77 of Clear Lake.

Lasater, Dale Lou (nee White)
January 13, 1952 - October 22, 2017
Age 65 of Burnsville.

Matteson, Margaret Harris (nee Cassidy)
August 23, 1933 - October 22, 2017
Age 84 of Zimmerman.

Taylor, Bruce Allen
April 26, 1944 - October 22, 2017
Age 73 of Saint Paul.

Arellano, Marcelina (nee Silva)
October 13, 1925 - October 21, 2017
Age 92 of Saint Paul.

Brockman, Denise Jean
April 19, 1963 - October 21, 2017
Age 54 of Minneapolis, grew her beautiful wings in the arms of family & friends after a ten-year stand-off with cancer. A woman who lived unbelievably big, but loved bigger: her indominatable spirit & innate zest for life will remain eternally. She is survived by the love of her life, husband Don Mildon, cherished family & countless friends. Memorials preferred to Lake Pepin Pet Clinic for the Simon & Schuster Buddy Fund, Lake City, MN. (Published in the Star Tribune on November 4, 2017).

Chirhart, Paula Grace (nee Zimmerman)
October 4, 1943 - October 21, 2017
Age 74 of New Brighton.

Jones, Arthur Allen
July 27, 1962 - October 21, 2017
Age 55 of Minneapolis.

Ramirez, John Domingo
March 1, 1963 - October 21, 2017
Age 54 of Minneapolis.

Simon, Margaret Florence (nee McClurg)
January 23, 1936 - October 21, 2017
Age 81 of Blaine. Passed away peacefully after a long courageous battle with cancer. Preceded in death by parents, Kenneth and Florence McClurg; and daughter, Sandra Edwards. Survived by children, Susan (Craig) Ward, Kenneth (Diana) Simon, Keith Simon (Dawn), and Leslie Luecken; 54 Grandchildren, Great-grandchildren, and Great-Great grandchildren; brothers, James (Sue) McClurg, Robert (Gayle) McClurg, and Bruce McClurg; many relatives and friends. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be on November 2nd, 2017 at 11AM at St. Timothy's Catholic Church, 707 - 89th Ave NE, Blaine, MN. Private Family interment following service. (Published in the Star Tribune on October 28, 2017).

Tollefson, Duane Paul
June 25, 1945 - October 21, 2017
Age 72 of Oak Grove. Preceded in death by parents, siblings Bruce, Henry & Karen. Survived by children, Lisa, Lonny, Lorrie, Lynnette (Tom) & Aaron; grandchildren, Nick, Courtney, Mason, Madison & Marissa; siblings, Merland, Richard, Jeanette, Dale (Marlene), Lois (Paul), Linnea (Butch), Tom, Nancy (Dave); as well as friends. Funeral service Thurs. 11:30 AM at Our Saviour's Church, 19001 Jackson St. NE, East Bethel. Visitation 1 hour prior to service. Interment Fort Snelling Cemetery 2 PM. (Published in the Star Tribune on October 29, 2017).

Friedl, Robert Frank
July 14, 1936 - October 20, 2017
Age 81 of Woodbury. Preceded in death by his parents Ruth Videen & Joseph Friedl, sisters Mary Ferguson and Helen Olson. Also preceded in death by his partner of more than 30 years Janet Letendre. Bob was a talented musician who spent many years working on the MN music scene with his former wife Betty Rydell as part of her trio and also performed as a solo act. He is survived by his son Greg Friedl and wife Jeannie. His granddaughter Randi Friedl. Also by his step-children Janna (Scott) Albertson, Pamela (John) Wakeen and Lance (Jennifer) Letendre. His step-grandchildren Jessica, Randi Jane, Dante, Matthew, and Jack. Niece Amy Ferguson Koppen and nephews Dick and Danny Olson.  Bob had a kind gentle way about him and a smile that could light up any room. He will be greatly missed by all those who he touched with his presence. A private family service will be held at a later date.

Bakke, Donald Alfred
April 24, 1955 - October 20, 2017
Age 62 of Bloomington.

Baroch, Thomas James
December 11, 1945 - October 20, 2017
Age 71 of Andover.

Commerford, Paula Carol (nee Miller)
March 16, 1945 - October 20, 2017
Age 72 of Belgrade.

Fontain-Sprouse, Diana (nee Darby)
October 8, 1957 - October 20, 2017
Age 60 of Elk River.

Homo, Ione Hannah (nee McPherson)
November 26, 1925 - October 20, 2017
Age 91 of Saint Paul. Ione was born Nov. 26, 1925, to Sigrid and Joseph McPherson, and passed away on Oct. 20, 2017, surrounded by family. Life-long "south sider" is preceded in death by husband Ralph, baby Griffin, brother Les, and special friend Ozzie. Survived by children Jeff, Greg (Janet), Randy (Cindy), Irene (Jack); grandchildren Vernon (Jamie), Noelle, Leah, David, Clinton, Lauren (Brandon), Michelle, great-grandchild Lillian; sister Arlys (Terry), Ozzie's son Mike; many nieces, nephews and friends. Dementia may have robbed her mind, but not her spirit and smile. A special thank you to gracious caregivers Marilyn, Twyla, and Robyn and staff at New Perspectives. Family invites friends to celebrate her life on Nov. 1 at Eagles Club, 2507 E. 25th St., 4:30-7:30 p.m. Family burial at Ft Snelling Nov. 2 at 11:00 a.m. (Published in the Star Tribune on October 28, 2017).

Morgan, Barry Owen
January 24, 1991 - October 20, 2017
Age 26 of Saint Paul.

Rundquist, John Wallace
November 22, 1932 - October 20, 2017
Age 84 of Roseville. Preceded in death by parents, Willard and Alice; brother, Bill; son, Paul; granddaughter, Hannah; and friend, June Foster. Survived by children, Mike (Mandy), Angie (Jim) Kortum, Matt (Liz); and their mom, Mary Kinn; grandchildren, Whitney, Kashmere, Brandon, Sarah, Matthew; sister, Mary Ann (Art) Knechtel. Visitation on Saturday, October 28th, from 9AM-11AM with a service at 11AM at Roselawn Cemetery Chapel, 803 Larpenteur Ave W, Roseville, MN. (Published in the Pioneer Press on Oct. 25, 2017).

Veach, Victoria (nee Kolehmainen)
June 26, 1945 - October 20, 2017
Age 72 of Woodbury.

Wangen, Timothy Clifford
May 10, 1960 - October 20, 2017
Age 57 of Coon Rapids.

Ford, Mary Lavern (nee Brown)
March 4, 1922 - October 19, 2017
Age 95 of Stillwater.

LeClair, Joseph Ronald
October 19, 1960 - October 19, 2017
Age 57 of Saint Paul. Joseph was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. He is survived by his parents, many friends, and fellow church members. Joe served in the U.S. Air Force. After his honorable discharge he worked in security in St. Paul. Joe loved His Savior Jesus Christ and God's Word, the Bible. His memorial service will be at 3:00 pm on Monday, October 30th at Payne Avenue Evangelical Free Church, 1100 Payne Ave St. Paul. (651) 771-0480. (Published in the Pioneer Press on Oct. 29, 2017).

Sims, Ian Michael
January 26, 1976 - October 19, 2017
Age 41 of Saint Paul.

Hedberg, Marlene Marjorie (nee Johnson)
February 20, 1931 - October 18, 2017
Age 86 of Oak Park Heights. passed away after a long battle with Vascular Dementia. Preceded in death by husband, Dudley. Survived by daughters, Deedra Hopkins, Jan Gross (Tom), Jodee Anderson (Dick), Teri Bender (Jeff); son, Jeremy (Tricia); grandchildren, Gary, Travis & Amanda Hopkins, Kelly & Christina Gross, Steven & Adam Bender, Abby, Grace, & Henry Hedberg; sisters, Velva, Dawn, Candy, Debbie; and brother, Terry. Memorial service Fri., Nov. 3 at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1900 7th St. NW, New Brighton. Visitation at 2 PM, Service at 3 PM followed by a light lunch for those who wish to stay and converse. Family prefers memorials be directed to Giving Voice Chorus,.givingvoicechorus.org/about/ in Marlene's name. (Published in the Star Tribune on October 28, 2017).

Luebke, Elizabeth Anna
January 30, 1938 - October 18, 2017
Age 79 of Burnsville, formerly of Shakopee. Survived by daughter, Jessica; sisters, Darlene (Wayne) Hansen, Mary Ann (Jack) Cullum; sister-in-law, Polly Luebke; loving relatives and friends. Visitation Wednesday, Nov. 1, from 10-12 noon with closing words at 12 noon, at Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home, Shakopee. Memorials preferred to the family. Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home ballardsunderfuneral.com Shakopee Chapel 952-445-1202. (Published in the Star Tribune on October 28, 2017).

Voeks, Steven John
November 29, 1954 - October 18, 2017
Age 62 of Minneapolis. Survived by long-time love Pat Rozenberg; father Neil Dutcher; son Rory (Katrina); granddaughter Julieann; grandsons Trev, Nate (Meg), Cody, Gabe and their parents Shanda & Glenn Copeland; great-grandchildren Flynn, Claire. Celebration of life November 29, Eden Community Center, 5-8 PM. (Published in the Star Tribune on October 28, 2017).

Dailey, Sylvia Renee
May 1, 1958 - October 17, 2017
Age 59 of Coon Rapids.

Glewwe, Sharon Lee (nee Oldenburg)
January 11, 1945 - October 17, 2017
Age 72 of Cottage Grove.

Poole, Frederick Winston Leuchovius
September 6, 1984 - October 17, 2017
Age 33 of Saint Paul. Beloved son, passed away peacefully at home. He is survived by his father James and mother Deborah Leuchovius. Fred's big heart, brilliant smile and sense of humor will be remembered by all who knew him. He was an ardent patriot, audiobook listener, dog enthusiast, and music lover. Fred, along with his family, medical providers and caregivers pioneered the paradigm shift that has made homecare and community inclusion a viable option for people with significant disabilities. A memorial celebration will be held Nov. 18 from 1 to 3:30 PM at Edina Community Church, 4113 W 54th St., Edina. A short service at 1:00 will be followed by sharing, fellowship, and a potluck reception. Come share your stories. Memorials to PACER Center. (Published in the Pioneer Press on Oct. 22, 2017).

Fisher, Bradford Carlyle
November 23, 1949 - October 16, 2017
Age 67 of Columbia Heights.

Lockwood, David Eric
January 13, 1939 - October 16, 2017
Age 78 of Aurora.

Taraldson, Robert William
April 17, 1928 - October 16, 2017
Age 89 of Minneapolis.

Ceryes, Sandra Gale
September 18, 1945 - October 15, 2017
Age 72 of Brooklyn Park.

Courtney, Theresa Marie (nee Morris)
September 13, 1954 - October 15, 2017
Age 63 of Marshall.

Harris, Felicia
August 4, 1959 - October 15, 2017
Age 58 of Lakeville.

Lutz, Theresa Ann
December 3, 1952 - October 15, 2017
Age 64 of Cottage Grove.

Burkman, Michelle Lynn (nee Bauer)
September 30, 1972 - October 14, 2017
Age 45 of Stacy.

Blackstad, Loren Milton
December 29, 1943 - October 14, 2017
Age 73 of Bloomington.

Cridge, Debbra Jean (nee Almedina)
April 8, 1960 - October 14, 2017
Age 57 of Gaylord.

Duroche, Mary Lucy (nee Betz)
September 9, 1932 - October 14, 2017
Age 85 of Minneapolis, passed peacefully at Augustana Care Center in Minneapolis . She was born in Glen Elder, Kansas on September 9, 1932. She married Leonard L. Duroche of Kansas City, KS in 1955. Mary graduated from the University of Kansas in 1954 with a BS in journalism. She wrote and served as a food editor for newspapers in Topeka, KS and Binghamton, NY and was co-editor of a social advocacy magazine in Minneapolis. Throughout the course of her life, which included periods of residence in California, upstate New York, Vermont and Minnesota, Mary was active in the Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship, the League of Women Voters and Democratic party election campaigns. After her divorce, in 1981, Mary worked at the State Capitol as a legislative aide, received a masters degree in planning and public administration from the University of Minnesota, worked at the Capitol Area Architecture and Planning Board until her retirement in 2000, and spent three years as a volunteer reading tutor at Green-Central Elementary School in Minneapolis. Mary enjoyed birdwatching, going for walks in the neighborhood, chamber music, the theater, and reading, particularly literary fiction and essays. She is survived by her sons, Leo M. Whitebird (Robin) of Minneapolis; Matthew G. Duroche (Tonya) of Rush City, MN; Timothy B. Duroche of Portland, OR; her daughter, Lucy A. Duroche of Minneapolis; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Martha and John Butel of Overbrook, KS. A memorial service will be held in late December. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Second Harvest Heartland, People For the American Way, or the American Civil Liberties Union are preferred. (Published in the Star Tribune on October 21, 2017).

Horton, Dorothy Jean
March 3, 1941 - October 14, 2017
Age 76 of Saint Paul.

Hughes, Linda May (nee Rambeck)
December 4, 1950 - October 14, 2017
Age 66 of Hilltop.

Belz, David Ewald, Sr.
January 27, 1943 - October 13, 2017
Age 74 of Chanhassen.

Bui, Oanh Van
November 10, 1959 - October 13, 2017
Age 57 of Eagan.

McNeal, Lois Jean (nee Dehmlow)
March 22, 1951 - October 13, 2017
Age 66 of Burnsville.

Paez Pena, Visitacion
July 2, 1937 - October 13, 2017
Age 80 of Anoka.

Stevenson, Richard Lee
May 22, 1933 - October 13, 2017
Age 84 of Minneapolis. Survived by daughters, Pamela, Beverly (David) & Terrie; 6 grandchildren; 1.9 great-grand-children; sisters, Shirley & Dorothy. Service at River Hills Methodist Church Burnsville on Oct 26. Greeting at 4 pm, service at 5 pm, Food to follow. Memorials: HealthPartners Hospice or River Hills Methodist Church. (Published in the Star Tribune on October 21, 2017).

Glubka, Roy William
May 18, 1935 - October 12, 2017
Age 82 of Pine City.

Horneff, Miriam Elizabeth
January 6, 1947 - October 12, 2017
Age 70 of Saint Paul.

Schirmer, Karen Rose (nee Spencer)
June 14, 1942 - October 12, 2017
Age 75 of Minneapolis, previously of Victoria, BC Canada. Passed away peacefully surrounded by family & friends. Preceded in Death by parents; Jim & Agnes. Survived by husband of 51 years, Larry; Children: Tracie, Nikki (Brian) Anderson, Kyle (Galena). Grandchildren: Rory, Courtney, Kaitlin & Ellen. Great grandchildren: Allie & Rex. Siblings: Shirley Anne Spencer & Jim (Laurette) Spencer. Special friend: Maryanne Masson, as well as many other relatives & friends. Memorial Service Oct 21,2017 at Faith Free Lutheran Church at 11 A.M. 140 West 44th St. Mpls, MN 55409. (Published in the Star Tribune on October 14, 2017).

Sullivan, Tammy Lynn
September 13, 1960 - October 12, 2017
Age 57 of Eagan. Only 57, Tammy died very unexpectedly at home on a Thursday morning from end-stage liver disease. She was loved very deeply by her husband Dan, her extended Sullivan/Gregerson family, her many friends and her beloved cat. As was her wish there will be no viewing or funeral service. Instead her husband, family and friends will plan a happy picnic when they're not so grief stricken probably next spring. We'll celebrate each other and the life we all shared with dear Tammy. In lieu of flowers and cards, Tammy would have wanted memorial donations to go to ASPCA or Greenpeace. (Published in the Star Tribune on October 18, 2017)

Sapp, David Todd
January 16, 1966 - October 11, 2017
Age 51 of Maplewood. He is survived by his mother, Edith; 2 sons, Tyler and Jesse; sister, Myrna; brother, Richard; nephews; nieces; great-nieces; great-nephew, and 3 grandchildren. David was a loving and caring man who put everyone's needs before his own. His passions included fishing, fixing cars, spending time with his family, and helping others. He is preceded in death by his father, Richard G. Sapp, grandparents, aunts & uncles. The family has decided on no funeral at this time but a service will be held at a later date. (Published in the Pioneer Press on Oct. 15, 2017).

Taylor, Laurel Ann (nee Brownlee)
December 24, 1956 - October 11, 2017
Age 60 of Saint Paul. Loving and caring wife, step mother, grandmother, sister and friend, passed away peacefully in her sleep. She is preceded in death by her parents William and Dena Brownlee and niece Christina Robinson. Survived by husband of 16 years, Carl Taylor; step-children Frank Taylor and Zach (Ashley) Taylor; grandchildren Lona, Dominick, Emily and Audrey; sisters Sandy Moon (Dave Kraft), Sarah (David) Drinnin, Mary Brownlee and Nancy (Thomas) Schaefer, many nieces and nephews; along with lots of loving extended family and friends. Laurel was a long time previous employee at St Paul's Pioneer Press for 25+ years. The family would like to thank HealthEast Hospice for their attention in the care of Laurel. A "Celebration of Life" and luncheon will be held 10:30am to 2:30pm on October 23rd, 2017 at the South St Paul VFW 111 Concord Exchange S, South St Paul MN 55075. (Published in the Pioneer Press Oct. 18-22, 2017).

Root, Anthony Shane
May 22, 1968 - October 10, 2017
Age 49 of East Bethel,

Salyers, John Hobert
April 20, 1957 - October 10, 2017
Age 60 of United Kingdom.

Sullivan, Jacquelyn Mary
September 8, 1963 - October 10, 2017
Age 54 of Minneapolis, succumbed peacefully at home on October 10, 2017 after a belligerent confrontation with ovarian cancer lasting four years. Near the end, the lovely, literary Jaci was surrounded by family and friends who knew she was the best mother, partner, daughter, sister, friend, and teacher that she could be. She showed us that life is filled with heartbreaking sweetness and beauty best enjoyed with a healthy sense of humor. Survived by Charles D. Krenz; daughter Aidan Connor Sullivan (husband Chris Sims); son Charles Henry (Hank) Sullivan; parents John and Barbara Sullivan; brother Jeff (Jen), nephew Noah and niece Margaret Sullivan; brother John (Gail), nephews Jake, John Henry, and Sam Sullivan; sister Heather (Steve), nieces Kenzie and Sophia Glanz; along with untold friends and admirers. Memorials preferred to donor's choice. Private service with family. (Published in the Star Tribune on October 11, 2017)

Sweet, Ronald John
May 3, 1957 - October 10, 2017
Age 60 of Oak Grove.

Gillespie, Hugh Sydnam
July 7, 1958 - October 9, 2017
Age 59 of Brooklyn Park. Preceded in death by parents, Hugh & Catherine Gillespie and sister Nancy Gillespie. Survived by sisters, Michelle (Richard) Brehmer, Kristine (Jerry) Timpe; brothers Mark (Valeri) Gillespie and Patrick Gillespie; five nieces and nephews; and his partner of eleven years, Colleen Fuehrer. A celebration of his life will be held summer of 2018. (Published in the Star Tribune on October 11, 2017).

Maleski, Larry Dale
January 3, 1957 - October 9, 2017
Age 60 of Ramsey.

Hendriksen, Juanita C. (nee Collins)
July 8, 1924 - October 8, 2017
Age 93 of Maplewood.

Johnson, Wade Philip
January 13, 1970 - October 8, 2017
Age 47 of Saint Paul.

Ellesson, Lynette Maureen
March 29, 1948 - October 7, 2017
Age 69 of Stillwater. Survived by her son, Felix Terra; and brother, Leslie Ellesson. Memorial service: St. Joan of Arc Church in Minneapolis, from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm on Friday, October 13th. Please make memorial donations to Our Lady of Peace Hospice, at 2076 St Anthony Ave, St Paul, MN 55104. (Published in the Star Tribune on October 11, 2017).

Peteler, Rygh
August 31, 1952 - October 7, 2017
Age 65 of Bloomington, died after a brief battle with cancer. He was born in Minneapolis to Leon and Joyce Peteler. He graduated from Spooner High. He joined the Marines in 1970 and studied at Control Data. He set up telephone service in Iran until 1977. Then, he worked in Barron, WI before moving to Minneapolis, where he held various jobs. He was proud of his 33 years of sobriety. He is survived by his 4 siblings, nieces and nephew. Service will be held Saturday October 21 at 11:30 AM at All Saints Lutheran in Minnetonka, MN. Visitation one hour prior. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Our Lady of Peace Hospice, St Paul MN. (Published in the Star Tribune on October 16, 2017).

Frey, Daniel Raymond
June 21, 2017 - October 7, 2017
Age 3 months of Clear Lake. Survived by parents Nicholas Frey, and Janet Damke, Grandparents Jeremy, and Lora Frey, Kathryn Damke, Uncles Alexander Frey, Zackary Damke, Kyle Damke, Great Grandparents and many other Family and Friends. A celebration of life will be at Dare's Funeral and Cremation on Thursday October 12,2017 Visitation 4:00-7:00pm and Service from 7:00-8:00pm, 805 Main St. NW. Elk River Mn 55330. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers. (Published in the St. Cloud Times on October 11 & 12, 2017).

Holmes, Leon
September 5, 1937 - October 7, 2017
Age 80 of Minneapolis.

Perkins, John Haldane
December 29, 1939 - October 7, 2017
Age 77 of Bloomington, passed away with family at his side. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Carol, their children Kim Johnson and Stephanie Burley (Michael) and grandchildren Christina Lill (Ryan), Justin Murphy, Anna Drexl (Michael), Kyle Johnson and Jody Johnson, and seven great-grand-children. His brother Douglas and sisters Karen and Anita live in the British Isles. He was preceded in death by parents Bill and Jean Perkins and sisters Vivian and Sian. John was born in Treherbert, Wales on December 29, 1939, and moved to Minnesota in 1963. He remained a computer programmer throughout his life, finishing his career at Starkey Laboratories. John loved family, music, animals and words. He could often be found fingering a keyboard, petting a cat or solving a crossword puzzle. Memorials preferred "In Memory of John Perkins" to Starkey Hearing Foundation, 6700 Washington Avenue South, Eden Prairie MN 55344. Visitation at St Stephen's Lutheran Church, 8400 France Ave S., in Bloomington, on Friday, October 13, 4-6 pm. (Published in the Star Tribune on October 10, 2017).

Becker Anderson, Carol Ann (nee Blicher)
May 23, 1938 - October 6, 2017
Age 79 of Woodbury. formerly of Sun City, Ariz. and Rochester, Minn., died Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, in Woodbury, Minn. Carol Ann was born May 23, 1938, to Paul and Verna Blicher of Wheeler, Wis. After graduating nursing school from University of Wisconsin, she worked as a surgical nurse in ENT at Methodist Hospital of Rochester and later for Boswell Eye Institute in Phoenix, Ariz. Carol is preceded in death by husbands: Dennis E. Becker of Rochester and Arvid Anderson of La Crosse, Wis. She is survived by daughters: Ann Becker of Saint Paul and Jenifer Becker of Woodbury, Minn.; Mike, Eric, (Sue), William Anderson. She is also survived by grandchildren: Ben, Joe, Danielle, and Matthew; and great-granddaughter Blakley of Iowa.
A special thanks to Dr. Kenneth Engberg and Hospice of Health Partners for the compassion and care given to Carol. A celebration of her life will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 28, at Shepherd on the Hill Church in Elk Mound, Wis. (Published in the Post-Bulletin on Oct. 14, 2017).

Clark, George Albert
June 11, 1934 - October 6, 2017
Age 83 of Minneapolis.

Gruber, Ronald Harry
December 12, 1935 - October 6, 2017
Age 81 of Saint Paul.

Moody, Lauretta
September 19, 1963 - October 6, 2017
Age 54 of Maplewood.

Murphy, Joseph Gerald, Jr.
October 8, 1944 - October 6, 2017
Age 72 of Cottage Grove. Beloved Husband, Dad, Grandpa, Brother, Uncle, and Friend Joseph Murphy Jr., age 72, passed away peacefully from cancer surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Mary Anne; daughters, Melinda, Kathleen & Kim; grandchildren; great grandchildren; many relatives and friends. We will gather to celebrate his life on October 9, 2017 from 5-8 p.m. at Country Inn & Suites at 8350 E Point Douglas Rd., Cottage Grove, MN. A private family service will be held on a future date. (Published in the Pioneer Press on Oct. 8, 2017).

Nunley, Donald James
September 1, 1953 - October 6, 2017
Age 64 of Saint Paul.

Hegstrom, Carol Jean (nee Williams)
September 2, 1944 - October 5, 2017
Age 73 of Forest Lake, peacefully passed away at home surrounded by the family she so loved. She worked as a chef for 35+ years, was a lifetime member of the VFW Auxiliary, a President of the American Legion Auxiliary and a drill team member. A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday October 15, 2017 from 2:00-5:00PM at the American Legion, 355 West Broadway Avenue, Forest Lake, MN. (Published in the Pioneer Press on Oct. 12, 2017).

Hemstreet, Lyman Roderick
August 24, 1926 - October 5, 2017
Age 91 of Bloomington, passed away peacefully at the Minnesota Masonic Home. Survived by his wife of 62 years Marjorie "Midge"; children Tom, Mark (Stacey Crane), and Paul (Jeudi Brealey); grandchildren Amy, Tom Jr., Kathryn, Jack, Joaquin and Gustavo. Rod was born in Minneapolis and was a proud graduate of South High School class of 1944. A WWII veteran, he served in the US Navy Air Corps from 1944-46. He returned home and graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1950 with a B.A. in Political Science. His career spanned retail, stockbroker and property management. A devoted father and family man, his passions included skiing, camping, fishing, and other outdoor activities with his family, volunteering for Mayflower Church where he was a member, and supporting his son's activities such as hockey, Boy Scouts, and music/theater programs. In his retirement Rod became very active in the South High Foundation and served as Treasurer and investment adviser; in honor of his many years of service to the foundation, a scholarship was established in his name. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. (Published in the Star Tribune on October 10, 2017).

Melan, Daniel Roger
July 6, 1965 - October 5, 2017
Age 52 of Minneapolis.

Perfetti, Antonio Dehen (the Gentle Giant)
March 1, 1995 - October 5, 2017
Age 22 of Ham Lake, passed away unexpectedly on October 5th. Survived by his family including father, Gino; mother, Therese; brother, Dominic; sisters, Taleah and Gina. We will celebrate the larger than life impact that he made on all of us on Thursday, October 12th at Eagle Brook Church Anoka Campus (1100 US-10, Anoka, MN 55303). Visitation starts at 10am, Service is at 11:30am with a light lunch to follow. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a monetary donation through the Antonio Perfetti Home for Hope Fund. This fund will allow us to build a home in a developing country through the Homes for Hope Nonprofit YWAM Organization in memory of Antonio. (Published in the Star Tribune on October 9, 2017).

Swanson, Ronald Lee
March 12, 1956 - October 5, 2017
Age 61 of Lakeville.

Kostanshek, Basil Allen
August 17, 1950 - October 4, 2017
Age 67 of Princeton.

Krebs, Claire Marguerite
December 10, 1982 - October 4, 2017
Age 34 of Brooklyn Park.

Madsen, Robin Adair
May 18, 1948 - October 4, 2017
Age 69 of Saint Paul passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. Survived by children Stacy Plaster, Jill Morin (Jeff), grandchildren Abbey, Sam, Olivia, sister Susan Selchow (Jim), nephews, niece and many dear friends. Robin had retired from The St. Paul Public library after 36 years driving the bookmobile. She was active in the labor unions and was President of AFSCME 1842. Celebration of life to be held at Jimmy's Event Center, 3565 Labore Rd. Vadnais Heights on Friday October 20th at 6pm. (Published in the Pioneer Press on Oct. 8, 2017).

Settambrino, George Howard
November 8, 1934 - October 4, 2017
Age 82 of Minneapolis.

Hobbs, Shane Howard
November 15, 1965 - October 3, 2017
Age 51 of Crystal.

O'Connor, Michael Charles
June 26, 1944 - October 3, 2017
Age 73 of Lakeville. He was survived by his sons Mike (Kelly), Eric (Kirsten) and Brad. grandchild Carson, sisters Kathy (Scott) and Sharon. He was preceded in death by his parents Terrance "Pat", mother Marguerite, brothers Dennis and Tom. He proudly served our country in the Vietnam War. He was an incredible dad, brother, grandfather and friend. He will be missed more than words can say. Services will be held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery on Thursday, October 5 at 10:45am. A gathering will follow at Everett McClay VFW, Bloomington from 11-3 PM. (Published in the Star Tribune on October 7, 2017).

Thomas, Dorsey Mae (nee Ellis)
September 22, 1964 - October 3, 2017
Age 53 of Minneapolis.

Wilson, Eric Dean
September 23, 1968 - October 3, 2017
Age 49 of Hastings.

Johnson, Louise Darlene (nee Pederson)
October 17, 1932 - October 2, 2017
Age 84 of Eagan. Preceded in death by son, Bruce. Survived by son, Gary (Joan); grandchildren Roxanne (Miles) Nelson, Charlotte, Ben (Sarah), Maddie; great-grandson, Jackson; relatives and friends. Louise is also survived by sister, Karen (Dick) Toomey. Memorial service at 12 Noon with visitation one hour prior on Saturday, December 16 at St. Michael's Lutheran Church, 1660 County Rd B W., Roseville, MN. Memorials preferred to St. Michael's Lutheran Church. (Published in the Star Tribune on December 10, 2017).

Larson, Kristine Alaine
February 19, 1953 - October 2, 2017
Age 64 of Cottage Grove.

Lindner, Jean Olive (nee Brettschneider)
December 2, 1934 - October 2, 2017
Age 82 of Cambridge.

Turek, Thomas Francis
November 9, 1942 - October 2, 2017
Age 74 of Isanti.

Erickson Irene Elsiea (nee Kallerman)
December 8, 1930 - October 1, 2017
Age 86 of Brooklyn Park. Preceded in death by parents, 3 siblings and 1 grandchild. Survived by husband, Chester; daughter Angie (Lew) Freeman; sons Steve (Anna) Erickson and Clay (Tammy) Erickson; 5 grandchildren. Memorial service 11:30 AM October 14th at Edinbrook Church in Brooklyn Park. Visitation 1 hour prior to service. Memorials preferred to Camp JIM in Pillager, MN. (Published in the Star Tribune on October 7, 2017).

Mitcheltree, Richard Clyde
July 10, 1941 - October 1, 2017
Age 76 of Anoka, formerly of New Castle (PA), Inver Grove Heights, and Brooklyn Park (MN). Survived by wife, Bonnie Marlain Mitcheltree; children, Richard David Mitcheltree, Gregory C. (Joanne) Mitcheltree, Natalie Michelle (Derek) Logan (nee Mitcheltree); and 11 grandchildren. Preceded in death by son, Neil C. Mitcheltree, father Jessie Carl Mitcheltree, mother Dora Marie Mitcheltree; 3 brothers and 4 sisters. Visitation TBD. Interment at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery with military honors on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 at 11:15 am Assembly #2. (Published in the Star Tribune on October 10, 2017).

Yilma, Solomon
April 30, 1973 - October 1, 2017
Age 44 of Minneapolis.

Karlson, Richard Arnold
November 8, 1938 - September 30, 2017
Age 78 of Golden Valley. passed away peacefully on Saturday morning with his kids by his side and his beloved springer spaniel Mandy nearby. He had battled heart disease for several years. He played college football and threw the shot on his college track and field team. After college, he worked as a General Contractor then later as a Real Estate Agent/Broker. Rarely seen without a smile on his face or a dog by his side, Dick was a positive, optimistic person who loved the outdoors. Training bird dogs, riding horses, rollerblading or fishing at Lake of the Isles were some of his passions. He impacted kids as a youth hockey coach and supported his kids and grandkids in their extracurricular activities. He emphasized while being tough was sometimes necessary, being kind was always expected. He's survived by brother John Karlson, his kids, Andrea Yesnes (Howard), Tom Karlson (Fatima Olive) and grandkids Elle and Mykenna Yesnes and Leelamoon Karlson, as well as his loyal friends, Joe Harding and Ken Nelson. A remembrance of his life will take place Sunday, October 8th, 4-6pm at the home of Andrea Yesnes: 12921 Woodbridge Trail, Minnetonka MN 55305. Please send memorials to: Petsloyal2vets.org an organization that trains rescue dogs from shelters to benefit veterans. (Published in the Star Tribune on October 5, 2017).

Margraf, Beverly (nee Blanchard)
September 13, 1926 - September 30, 2017
Age 91 of Woodbury.

Jansen, Timothy Einar
June 5, 1961 - September 29, 2017
Age 56 of Blaine.

Jouppi, John Melvin
June 30, 1937 - September 29, 2017
Age 80 of Saint Paul, formerly of Duluth. Preceded in death by daughter; Sue; infant son; parents, John & Alice; brothers, Richard and Peter. Survived by daughters, Bonnie Christensen and Anne Jouppi; son, JJ Jouppi; grandchildren, Brandon (Alyssa), Mark (Shannon), Abbey and Megan; 5 great-grandsons; siblings, Mary (Richard) Moebakken; Robert (Dorothea) Jouppi and David (Carol) Jouppi; many nieces, nephews, and dear friends. Jack enjoyed a long career on the BNSF railroad. He was proud of his work as a Yard Master and Union Rep. After retiring Jack kept busy, mostly spreading joy to the many hearts he touched. Celebration of Life 1 PM Friday, October 6 at Mueller-Bies Funeral Home-Roseville, 2130 N. Dale St. @ Cty Rd B. Visitation from 12-1 PM Friday. Mueller-Bies 651-487-2550. (Published in the Pioneer Press on Oct.1, 2017).

Shaner, Barbara Louise (nee Kaufmann)
December 13, 1938 - September 29, 2017
Age 78 of Saint Paul. Preceded in death by husband Elwin, brothers Robert and Allen. Survived by sister Linnette (Bill) Breckon, sister in law Jan (Gary) Yench, brothers in law Dean (Jeanette), Steve, Jeff (Mary). Many nieces and nephews. Memorial service at Zion Lutheran Church, 1697 Lafond Ave., St. Paul on Oct. 5, at noon. Memorials preferred to Zion. (Published in the Pioneer Press on Oct.2, 2017).

Bey, Judith Margaret (nee Peglow)
January 3, 1940 - September 28, 2017
Age 77 of Oak Park Heights. Judi will forever be loved and missed by her children, Kevin (Dianna), Keith (Kathy), Kent (Brenda) and Janette (Wil) Haug; grandchildren, Brittany (John) Conrad, Amanda (Ryan) Tessmer, Brandon (Rose), Sami, Jordyn, Tyler, Allie, Megan and Miranda; great-grandchildren, Jack, Lexi, Maddy and Kaylee. Judi is also survived by her brother, Fred (Kay) Peglow and many nieces and nephews. Judi is preceded in death by Kenneth, her loving husband of 52 years; parents, Donald and Ruth Peglow; sister, Kathryn Bormann and brother, Don Peglow. We would like to thank Boutwell's Landing and Lakeview Hospice for the wonderful care they provided our Mother. A private family gathering will be held to celebrate Judi's life. (Published in the Pioneer Press on Oct.1, 2017).

Stoltenberg, Anne Lea
July 19, 1950 - September 28, 2017
Age 67 of Montrose. Anne loved her horses and bowling league. Survived by her sisters Jo Stoltenberg, Sue Knutson; and close friend, Pat Jenson. Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Private service to be held at a later date. (Published in the Star Tribune on October 11, 2017).

Allen, James Thomas
November 11, 1982 - September 27, 2017
Age 34 of Minneapolis.

Couch, Kevin Gordon
September 10, 1987 - September 27, 2017
Age 30 of Milaca.

Keefe, Kevin Michael
September 4, 1964 - September 27, 2017
Age 53 of Burnsville.

Markuson, Donna Jean (nee Palmer)
May 9, 1930 - September 27, 2017
Age 87 of Apple Valley.

McRae, Benjamin Paul
October 22, 1929 - September 27, 2017
Age 87 of Minneapolis.

Olson, Kenneth Arvid
March 31, 1962 - September 27, 2017
Age 55 of Saint Paul. Passed away unexpectedly Sept. 27, 2017. Preceded in death by parents Muriel (Murphy) and Wayne A. Survived by loving siblings: Kitsy, Tim (Heidi), Connie, Becky (John Metzger), Steve (Jen); 9 nieces and nephews. Ken was a life long resident of St. Paul, attended Cretin and Highland Park High Schools, and recently retired from Rihm Motor Co. after 30 years. He enjoyed cheering on his brother Steve's band, motorcycling, US history, particularly St. Paul history, classic movies and spending time with family and friends at the family farm in Lake Park, MN. He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed. Join us for a gathering of family and friends at The Happy Gnome, 498 Selby Ave., St. Paul, MN, Sun., Nov. 19, 2017 2:00-7:00 p.m. (Published in the Pioneer Press on Oct. 81, 2017).

Olson, Nathan Carl-Danger
June 21, 1979 - September 27, 2017
Age 38 of Shafer.

Jares, Iris Veronica (nee Hoemberg)
October 5, 1921 - September 26, 2017
Age 95 of Minneapolis. Iris was born to Emil and Anna Marie (Breher) Hoemberg on a small farm north of Staples, MN. She married Floyd A. Jares, February 18, 1954 in Sauk Center, MN, and raised 5 sons: Mark (Sue), Jay (Donna), Floyd (Nancy), Phillip (Mark) and Jim (Barb). She was a gifted homemaker, specializing in pies and canned fruits and vegetables; loved traveling; and was a devout Catholic, always with a list of friends and family she prayed for. In 2009, she moved to Main Street Lodge (Catholic Eldercare) in Minneapolis. Throughout her journey she always had a smile, a kind word and a sense of humor. Iris is preceded in death by her parents, husband, siblings and granddaughters Caili and Elia. She is survived by her sons, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and many friends. Funeral mass will be held at Catholic Eldercare, October 20 at 11:30. In leu of flowers donations to: Catholic Eldercare, 817 Main St. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413. (Published in the Star Tribune on Sept. 30, 2017).

Mills, Irvan William
September 4, 1948 - September 26, 2017
Age 69 of Crystal. His parents were Leon and Helen Mills. Irvan graduated from Lincoln High School, Bloomington, MN. in 1966. Following his service to his country, Irv was employed at Honeywell where he retired to enjoy the many loves of his life...golfing, fishing, softball and bowling with family and friends. Irvan was preceded in death by his parents Leon and Helen Mills and younger brother Bruce. He is survived by his sisters Nancy Aamodt, Charla Mills, Jackie Honeck, Janet Raab and brother in law David Aamodt. Irvan has three nieces and two nephews, along with two great nieces and five great nephews. Irv had many great friends, but the two that stand out the most are Jeanette & Logan Cranston. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Because of Irv's love of God's creatures, the family is asking that memorial be sent to the ASPCA or animal shelter in your area. (Published in the Star Tribune on Sept. 30, 2017).

Johnson, Tarrel Paul
August 27, 1949 - September 25, 2017
Age 68 of Timberon, New Mexico.

Johnson, Winifred B
November 8, 1928 - September 25, 2017
Age 88 of Oakdale.

Kline, Debra Ann (nee Chelberg)
November 10, 1956 - September 25, 2017
Age 60 of Blaine. Survived in death by sons Luke and Jake; grandchildren Lexi, Jocelyn, Cory and good friends. Memorial service Saturday, September 30, 1 PM at Cross of Glory Church, 5472 Adams St., Mounds View, 55112. (Published in the Star Tribune on Sept. 28, 2017).

Popovich, Joan Marie (nee Tyack)
July 4, 1928 - September 25, 2017
Age 89 of Roseville, born in Ashland, WI passed away peacefully with family by her side. Joan grew up in the Upper Peninsula Michigan where she developed a love of nature and the outdoors. Here she also met her future husband. She married Bob Popovich in 1952. They raised three children in the Twin Cities and enjoyed 62 years of marriage before Bob passed in 2014. Joan Tyack graduated from Michigan State College and was a member of Tri-Delt sorority of which she maintained her affiliation throughout her life. She was an active member of the altar guild at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church in Roseville. Joan was an art teacher prior to starting her family. Although she left the profession to focus on raising her children, art remained an integral part of Joan's life. She enjoyed drawing, painting, and artistically crafting beautiful landscaping, flower arrangements, and a variety of other creative endeavors. Over decades, she won numerous awards for her flower arrangements. Joan's flower arrangements allowed her to combine her love of nature and art. Joan's priority was her family and she took great joy in raising her children and watching them spread their wings. She looked forward to and thoroughly enjoyed their many visits. Joan delighted in hearing about her children's and grandchildren's activities, accomplishments, and interests. She will be deeply missed. Joan is survived by children Jim (Marie) of Crystal Lake, IL, Jane (Bill) Marshall of Albany, OR, and Mike of Roseville, MN; and grandchildren Clayton, Rose, and Alice Marshall, and Maggie and Guinevere Popovich. She is also survived by her sister Jane Steinmann of Evanston, IL as well as extended family. Joan was preceded in death by her husband Bob, granddaughter Ava Marshall, parents Marie and Stanley Tyack, and sister Geraldine McDonald. A celebration of Joan's life will be held Saturday, October 14 from 10 am-noon at Como Park Streetcar Station building, 1224 Lexington Pkwy N, St. Paul. (Published in the Pioneer Press on Oct.1, 2017).

Stine, Duane Marlin
April 17, 1944 - September 25, 2017
Age 73 of Elko New Market.

Boynton, Robert Lee
July 19, 1955 - September 24, 2017
Age 62 of Princeton, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family. Robert (Bob) Lee Boynton, son of Willis and Eleanor (Schultz) Boynton, was born July 19th, 1955 in Mankato, Minnesota. Bob graduated from Robbinsdale High School and continued his education at Hennepin Technical College. He was married to his second wife, Donna (Williamson) on April 14th, 2000. Together they enjoyed trips to Mexico, being up north, and time out on the boat. Bob was a wonderful and loving husband, dad, grandpa, brother, uncle and friend to many. He was an Eagle Scout, which speaks, true to his love of being outdoors. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his 3 kids and 7 grandchildren. Bob is survived by his wife Donna. His children and their families, Michael (Sara Orhn) Boynton, Trevor (15), Aidan (11) and Carter (11). Elise (Drew) Andresen, Andrew (4), David (1) and Clayton(1). Mark (Jessica Tomoson) Boynton, and Mallory (5). His parents, Willis and Eleanor Boynton of Robbinsdale, MN. His brother Thomas Boynton, and sister's Marge (Pete) McEwen, and Kathy (Mike) Korth. And many other family members. Memorial Service will be held Sunday, October 8th from 1-4pm at the Civic Center in Princeton, MN, 503 N 9th Street, Princeton, MN 55371. (Published in the Star Tribune on Sept. 30, 2017).

Guerrero, Oscar
March 22, 1948 - September 24, 2017
Age 69 of Saint Paul.

Ross, Beverly Joyce (nee Brown)
February 23, 1931 - September 24, 2017
Age 86 of Champlin. She was born in Yakima, Washington to Robert Brown and Lillian Scharff. Bev grew up in Yakima, Washington. After high school, Bev moved to New Haven, Connecticut, where she met and married Howard Lamont Ross while he was attending Yale University. They were married for 30 years. Bev loved home decorating, gardening, home entertaining and was a darn good cook. Bev spent a number of her later years living in Arizona, but came back home to Minnesota several years ago to be near her children. Bev is survived by her two sons Howard Terrance (Renae) Ross, Scot Kevin (Mercedes) Ross of Elk River, MN,Owatonna, MN and Lyons, CO respectively and grandson Cody Allen Ross of Minnetonka, MN. Bev was preceded in death by her husband of 30 years, Howard L. Ross and her parents Robert and Lillian.Cremation services will be privately held. (Published in the Star Tribune on Sept. 30, 2017).

Axeen, Karen Marie (nee Hess)
May 24, 1960 - September 23, 2017
Age 57 of Burnsville and St. Cloud. passed away peacefully surrounded by family. A private family memorial was held. Karen was born to Emil and Odelia (Schreifels) Hess of St Cloud. She is survived by daughters Ashley Hansen and Laura (Jeremiah) Fennell and five grandchildren, Alyssa, AJ and Austin Hansen and Tatem and Emilia Mae Fennell. She was awaiting the birth of another grandson, Loyal Fennell. She is also survived by siblings; Kathleen Wenstrom, St Cloud, MN, Donna (C.J.) Ross of Poway, CA, Susan (Donald) Voges of Lincoln, NE, Jerome (Judy) Hess, St Cloud, MN and Janet (Barclay) Carriar, St Cloud, MN.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sister LeNeve Tody and brothers, Ronald, infant, and Donald.
Karen wished to leave us with this thought: "How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard." ~ Winnie the Pooh ~(Published in the St. Cloud Times on Oct.1, 2017).

King, Shawnna Marie
December 4, 1978 - September 23, 2017
Age 38 of Plymouth.

Loftness, Lawrence Daniel
April 29, 1937 - September 23, 2017
Age 80 of Farmington.

Sturn, Lorraine L (nee Weber)
June 4, 1930 - September 23, 2017
Age 87 of Richfield.

Courteau, Gregory Charles
March 1, 1951 - September 22, 2017
Age 66 of West Saint Paul. Beloved Brother, Uncle and Friend Preceded in death by parents Elmer J. and Constance A. Dobmeyer Courteau, sister Gretchen and brother Marc. Survived by brother, Jeff (Susan); sisters, Michele (Tim) Peterson, Jennifer (Dan) Seils, and Kristin (Ron) Garske; sister-in-law, Karin Courteau, many nephews and nieces, relatives and friends. Memorial service at 11:00 am on October 3, 2017 at Recovery Church, 253 State Street South, St Paul MN. Family will greet relatives and friends 1 hour prior to service. Private scattering of ashes. Memorials preferred to Inver Hills Community Band, c/o Sue Lorenz, 7669 Borman Way, Inver Grove Heights MN 55076. (Published in the Pioneer Press on Oct.1, 2017).

Domer, Kirk Patrick
June 26, 1954 - September 22, 2017
Age 63 of Zimmerman. Survived by son, Jon and granddaughter; brothers, David and Mitchell; nephews, Jeremy and Lil Mitchell. Preceded in death by father, David; mother, Annabell and brother, Donald. Will be remembered and missed by many friends especially Pete and Candace and family; his beloved dog Bentley. God Bless All. (Published in the Star Tribune on Oct. 16, 2017).

Huddleston, Linda Lee
May 13, 1942 - September 22, 2017
Age 75 of Minneapolis.

Paul, Richard Allen
August 10, 1953- September 22, 2017
Age 64 of Lino Lakes.

Harsdorf, Carol Ann (nee Bjorklund)
September 26, 1951 - September 21, 2017
Age 65 of Saint Paul.

Rausch, David Phillip
1963 - 2017
Age 53 of Saint Louis Park, formally of Buffalo NY, passed away at the age of 53 in his home. Survived by sisters, Sandra Lamont (James), and Susan Rausch; niece, Naomi Moeller (Mark); nephews Kristian Lamont (Emily), Brendan Lamont (Abby) and grand-nieces and nephews. He had a passion for writing, charity work, bicycling and reaching the many students, co-workers, friends and family he associated with. A deeply private and sensitive man, with many complexities and insights, he will be greatly missed. He was a committed Christian which brings the family comfort at this time. Memorial Service to be held at Living Word Christian Center - in The Chapel, 9201 75th Ave North, Brooklyn Park, MN 55428. (763-315-7000) on Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 10AM Visitation and 11AM Service. Memorials preferred to the family. (Published in the Star Tribune on Oct. 7, 2017).

Abress, Grace Seefert (nee Seefert)
February 22, 1929 - September 20, 2017
Age 88 of West Saint Paul. Preceded in death by husband, Armand; siblings; nieces; and nephews. Survived by daughter, Mary (Steve Tufenk) Abress. Private graveside services to be held by family. (Published in the Pioneer Press on Sept.22, 2017).

Andrus, Linda Marie (nee Hronoski)
August 6, 1947 - September 20, 2017
Age 70 of Anoka. Preceded in death by loving husband, R. Richard Andrus; son, Terry Andrus; parents, Walter and Marie Hronoski; brothers, Michael Mallam and Nicholas Hronoski. Survived by daughter, Debra McQuiston; son Nicholas Andrus; step-son, Daniel Andrus; step-daughters, Kellie (John) Halvarson and Shelly Mueller; 12 grandchildren; 15 great- grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; and many relatives and friends. Friends and family may gather from 4-7 PM, with 7 PM prayer service on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at Washburn McReavy Coon Rapids Chapel, 1827 Coon Rapids Blvd. Interment to be held October 15 in Malmo, MN. (Published in the Star Tribune on Sept. 30, 2017).

Halvorson, Robert Gale
February 5, 1947 - September 20, 2017
Age 70 of Rush City.

Hay, Bruce Brosvik
February 8 1934 - September 20, 2017
Age 83 of Hilltop & Jupiter, Florida. Preceded in death by daughter Brenda Fischer and brother John. Survived by former wife Bernelle; children Belinda (Doug) Nachtsheim, Barry (Christine), and Byron; former son-in-law Steve Fischer; 13 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; former wife Renee; stepchildren Ellen and Elliot Skogman; siblings Tom (Nancy) and Tim (Kay), and sister-in-law Mickey; 3 nieces; 1 nephew; and many other family members. Private service 11:30am Oct. 8 at St. Timothy's Lutheran, 825 51st Ave NE, Columbia Heights. (Published in the Star Tribune on Sept. 26, 2017).

Leier, Richard John
February 20, 1926 - September 20, 2017
Age 91 of Blaine. Dick Leier (b. 2/20/26) and Marsie Darsie Leier (b. 8/30/28) were married for 67 years before Marsie passed away on September 18, 2017. Dick followed in death 48 hours later, on September 20, 2017. Dick and Marsie were both born and raised in St. Paul, MN before moving to Roseville, MN.
Dick and Marsie’s greatest joy was their family. They were preceded in death by their infant daughter Theresa, and are survived by five children: Rick (Kathy) Leier; Lynn (Scott) Baird; Kim (Dave) Ramsey; Laurie (Steve) Schwartzbauer, and Randi (John) Shaw, ten grandchildren and their spouses, and twelve and a half great-grandchildren.
A Mass celebrating Dick and Marsie will be held October 4, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Fort Snelling Chapel. A private family graveside ceremony will follow immediately at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. In lieu of a luncheon, a picnic memorial will be held at Central Park in Roseville in June 2018.
Memorials are preferred to the Richard and Marcilyn Leier Scholarship at Bemidji State University, St. Agnes High School in St. Paul, HealthEast Hospice Care, or designated for a memorial in Central Park. A special thank you to the HealthEast Hospice Care team, who took such good care of our mom.

Tagarino, Reynaldo Daquiag
February 11, 1944 - September 20, 2017
Age 73 of Saint Paul.

Alvarez, Louis
November 13, 19658 - September 19, 2017
Age 51 of Las Vegas, Nevada.

Orr, Shirley M (nee Peterson)
December 25, 1928 - September 19, 2017
Age 88 of Coon Rapids formerly of Columbia Heights, passed away peacefully at Camilia Rose Care Center. Survived by 10 children, many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, her brother and sister; and a host of other relatives. Memorial Service at 11:00 Friday Sept. 22, 2017 at Living Springs Church at 8001 University Ave N.E. Spring Lake Park, with visitation one hour prior. Interment at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, North Branch. (Published in the Star Tribune on Sept. 20, 2017).

Graham, Thomas James
October 2, 1964 - September 18, 2017
Age 52 of Saint Paul. Survived by wife, Lisa Ann of 32 yrs.; mom, Mary Jean; stepfather, Bob; father, Norb; stepmother, Mary; 6 siblings, Norby (Barb), Anna, Brian, Ed (Tonie), Chris (Maxwell), David (Tricia); mother-in-law, Fran; sisters-in-law, Michelle and Jody; many nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles, cousins; many other relatives and friends. He will be sadly missed by all. A Celebration of Life will be Wednesday, Sept. 27th from 3 to 6 p.m. at TST Ideal Hall in St. Paul. (Published in the Pioneer Press on Sept.22, 2017).

Leier, Marcilyn Darsie (nee Darsie)
August 30, 1928 - September 18, 2017
Age 89 of Blaine. Dick Leier (b. 2/20/26) and Marsie Darsie Leier (b. 8/30/28) were married for 67 years before Marsie passed away on September 18, 2017. Dick followed in death 48 hours later, on September 20, 2017. Dick and Marsie were both born and raised in St. Paul, MN before moving to Roseville, MN.
Dick and Marsie’s greatest joy was their family. They were preceded in death by their infant daughter Theresa, and are survived by five children: Rick (Kathy) Leier; Lynn (Scott) Baird; Kim (Dave) Ramsey; Laurie (Steve) Schwartzbauer, and Randi (John) Shaw, ten grandchildren and their spouses, and twelve and a half great-grandchildren.
A Mass celebrating Dick and Marsie will be held October 4, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Fort Snelling Chapel. A private family graveside ceremony will follow immediately at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. In lieu of a luncheon, a picnic memorial will be held at Central Park in Roseville in June 2018.
Memorials are preferred to the Richard and Marcilyn Leier Scholarship at Bemidji State University, St. Agnes High School in St. Paul, HealthEast Hospice Care, or designated for a memorial in Central Park. A special thank you to the HealthEast Hospice Care team, who took such good care of our mom.

Bregel, Charles Emmett
February 7, 1932 - September 17, 2017
Age 85 of Hudson, Wisconsin. Shortly after his 62nd wedding anniversary, Dr. Charles E. Bregel parted this realm for his place in Heaven. He left behind his wife Virginia, son David, son John and wife Cheri, grandson Andrew and wife Alyssa, granddaughter Nicole. He is joining his oldest 2 sons in Heaven, Fred and Paul. Born February 7, 1932, Charles led a long and fruitful life. Charles grew up in St. James, MN. Charles joined the Navy while attending the College of St. Thomas. Charles then graduated Marquette Dental School where he met the love of his life, Virginia Esser. Their fateful meeting occurred when she was standing on a ladder, Charles came up and started telling her what to do and has been telling her what to do ever since. The early part of their marriage was spent at the San Diego Naval base. After active duty, Charles continued in the Naval reserve for the next 20 years retiring as a Commander. The Bregels, now with two sons, moved to Shoreview, MN. On the shores of Turtle Lake, the Bregel family grew to 6. Charles opened a successful dental practice on the north end of Rice Street where he became an active member of the community. He supported the Ramsey County Sheriffs with donations of time and materials in the beginning days of snowmobile law enforcement. Charles took care of all the dental health needs of the nuns at the House of the Good Shepherd. Charles enjoyed sharing his hobbies with his entire family, including camping, fishing, skiing, snowmobiling, motorbikes, airplanes, and boats. The Bregel family took many trips throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Montana, Colorado, Florida, Wyoming, the Dakotas and the DC area. Taking his many hunting and fishing buddies when his family was exhausted. After retirement, Charles and Virginia spent summers in Cornucopia, WI and winters in Naples FL. Many happy memories came out of the house on Roman Point over looking Lake Superior. Fishing and boat rides to lighthouses of the Apostle Island were highlights of summer vacations to the south shore. Charles' immense love for the outdoors never diminished. He loved outings in the CRV. Whether it was cruising Hudson car dealers; driving along the river; free-styling out in the country; or sitting in the DQ parking lot counting convertibles; the car rides were the highlight of Charlie's week. The rides brought a smile to everyone especially when Charles broke out into song. Charles served his country, his community and provided for his family. He will always be an adventurer, outdoorsman, good neighbor and a kind soul with a great sense of humor. He will remain loved by all who know him. Funeral to be held a St. Patrick's Church of Hudson Funeral time to be announced. (Published in the Pioneer Press on Oct.1, 2017)

Cowsert-Hoffmann I, Michael Anthony
May 5, 1967 - September 17, 2017
Age 50 of Inver Grove Heights, formerly of CA. Survived by wife Tina and sons Michael II and Edward and many beloved family & friends in AR., CA., MS & MN. Michael's motto was to "Live to Ride & Ride to Live". Grave site service @ 10AM on 9/23/17 @ Prairie Oaks Memorial Eco Gardens, 8225 Argenta Trail, IGH 55077. Celebration of life to follow at 4765 Boyd Ave IGH, 55076. (Published in the Pioneer Press on Sept.20, 2017).

Goode-Christianson, Jody Kay (nee Goode)
November 10, 1962 - September 17, 2017
Age 54 of Jordan, died Sunday after a brief, hard fought battle with cancer. She was born in Madelia, and the youngest of four children to Ralph and Deloyce Goode of Bloomington. She was a graduate of Lincoln Senior High before attending UW- Madison. Jody had a creative passion that was nurtured throughout her life. She was in 4-H, played softball, barrel raced and of course the family fishing trips to Canada. Jody found a great balance of nature and creativity with her landscape business for many years. Jody is survived by her sons, Colton, Jordan and Lucas, her husband Dan Christianson, and his son, her parents, brother, sisters, nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends. She is preceded in death by Matt Harris, maternal and paternal grandparents. We would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at Abbott Northwest and Lodges of Summit Oaks for their care and deep compassion. Visitation will be Friday September 22 at 10:00am with a service at 11:00 am held at Hosanna Church's Chapel, at 9600 163rd St West, Lakeville. (Published in the Star Tribune on Sept. 20, 2017).

Lueck, Rebecca Violete
March 24, 1951 - September 17, 2017
Age 66 of Minneapolis.

Phillips, Warren William
March 17, 1932 - September 17, 2017
Age 85 of Roseville.

Stirling, Sarah Rose
December 12, 2005 - September 17, 2017
Age 11 of Clearwater.

Bro-Boudlali, Mavis Ann (nee Bro)
July 9, 1960- September 16, 2017
Age 57 of Saint Paul.

Hoang, Diep (nee Nguyen)
February 12, 1932 - September 16, 2017
Age 85 of Vadnais Heights.

Mahowald, Ann Marie (Wronski)
June 12, 1926 - September 16, 2017
Age 91 of St. Paul. Survived by children, Maya Rose (Rick Anderson), Mark (Michelle); 3 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; sister, Rose Anderson; and sister-in-law, Ruth Wronski. Memorial Mass on Thursday, September 21 at 10AM with a visitation one hour prior in the Chapel at Little Sisters of the Poor, 330 Exchange St. S, St. Paul, MN 55102. (Published in the Star Tribune on Sept. 18, 2017).

Thomas, Theodore Norman
April 11, 1924 - September 16, 2017
Age 93 of Lindstrom. As for me and my house we will serve the Lord. With heavy hearts but joy-filled spirits, the family of Theodore “Ted” Norman Thomas of Forest Lake, MN, share that he went to be with Jesus and joined his wife of 61 years on September 16, 2017, at the age of 93, peacefully at home, surrounded by family. As a man, a father, a grandfather and friend, he left a legacy of blessing that few could match. He was born April 11, 1924 in Hurley, WI to Percy and Elizabeth (Swanstrom) Thomas and grew up in Wisconsin and Michigan, spending most of his time working in the family car garage business. He met Edith Louise Thompson while in Army training in Missouri and they married June 2, 1945, while both were in the Service during WWII. After a quick honeymoon in Niagra Falls, Ted and Edith completed their service and spent the next 40 years raising their family on a 180 acre farm in Forest Lake, MN. Ted graduated from University of MN with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 1952 and worked for both the State of MN and Billy Graham as a systems analyst while also self-employed. Ted and Edith loved kids, animals and gardening – they did a LOT of all of the above. He is survived by 13 children and their families: Harold (Joyce) of Denver, CO; Bunny (Kermit) of Lindstrom MN, her five children, eight grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren; Kitty (Bruce) of Murrieta, CA, her two children and two grandchildren; Jonathan (Grace) of Mounds View, MN, his 11 children and 13 grandchildren; Larry (Bobbie) of Mount Vernon, OH, his two children, and four grandchildren; Toni of Friendswood, TX and her one child; Jeri of Seal Beach, CA, her four children and two grandchildren; Tim (Becky) of Forest Lake, MN, his seven children and 20 grandchildren; Cindy of Seal Beach, CA, her one child and two grandchildren; Dan (Jacie) of Seattle, WA, his seven children, 11 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild; Mark (Kim) of Lino Lakes, MN, his seven children and nine grandchildren; Becky (Riek) of Fridley, MN and her four children; Joshua (Wendy) of Stacy, MN, his three children and one grandchild (totaling 54 grandchildren, 72 great-grandchildren, and 11 great-great grandchildren); his brother, Eugene (Florence) of Lake Wylie, SC; and sister, Nancy Jorgenson of Lindstrom, MN.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Edith Louise (Thompson) Thomas in August 2006; daughter, Ruth in December 1945; son, Stephen in March 1962; grandson, Kevin May 2017; brother, Billy, KIA, 1944; sister, Ruth in September 1945; and brother, Paul Arthur “Pat” in June 2005.
Interment will be at 12:30 p.m. on September 29th at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, in St. Paul, MN, followed by his Home-going Celebration on Saturday, September 30th at 11 a.m. at Groveland Park in Mounds View, MN with Chris Studenski, Senior Pastor of Emanuel Covenant Church, officiating. Arrangements are being handled by: Crescent Tide Cremation Services, 774 Transfer Road, Saint Paul, MN 55114. (Published in the Forest Lake Times September 25, 2017)

Thompson, Robert Alvin
August 5, 1944 - September 16, 2017
Age 73 of Minneapolis.

Delaney, Edward Kennedy, Jr.
January 24, 1938 - September 15, 2017
Age 79 of Saint Paul, passed away peacefully after a long illness with loving family at his side. Ed was born on 1/24/1938 in St. Paul, MN to Edward and Gertrude Delaney. He was a graduate of St. Thomas Academy and St. Thomas University. He served as a Military Policeman and was honorably discharged from the Army National Guard of MN. He was an insurance broker and licensed real estate agent, active in Church, school and civic affairs. Preceded in death by his parents, brother Jerome Delaney, sisters Elizabeth Delaney and Trudy Dubois. Survived by children Kathryn Kennedy (Simon), Susan Valek (Matt), Edward III, their mother, Angelina Delaney and grandchildren, sisters Alice Moris, Kathleen Delaney, brothers Joseph Delaney (Mary), Michael Delaney, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. The family wishes to thank the physicians and staff of the Mpls VA Medical Center for their loving care and support. Private interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Mendota Heights. (Published in the Pioneer Press on Sept. 24, 2017).

Wangen, Jeffrey Scott
November 3, 1960 - September 15, 2017
Age 56 of Baxter.

Wanless, John Fredrick
September 19, 1964 - September 15, 2017
Age 52 of Vadnais Heights. Passed away after a heroic battle with cancer. Preceded in death by infant daughters, Rachel and Taylor; and sister, Tina. Survived by loving wife, Holli; daughters, Shelby and Olivia; father, Howard; mother, Ruth; siblings, Sandy (Gene) Miskowiec, Howard (Donna), Wendy (Bruce) Peterson, Tami, Timothy (Kristine), Thomas, Paulette Anderson, Theresa; favorite uncle to all his nieces and nephews. John had a passion for golfing, fishing, hunting, and was an avid Vikings fan. He was the life of the party and a friend to many. He was a wonderful husband and father. Celebration of life on Friday, September 22 at 11AM with visitation one hour prior at Eaglebrook Church, 2401 Buffalo St. & Hwy 61, White Bear Lake, MN. A special thank you to his amazing caregivers at Minnesota Oncology and HealthEast Hospice. (Published in the Pioneer Press on Sept.20, 2017).

Anderson, Leslie Marie
September 15, 1956 - September 14, 2017
Age 60 of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Bakke, Bonneta Maxcine (nee Olson)
February 3, 1940 - September 14, 2017
Age 77 of Rosemount. Preceded by parents, sisters, brothers & grandson. Survived by daughters, Dawn, Karen & Connie (Aaron); sisters, Grace (Eddie) & Betty; 6 grandchildren; 3 great grandsons; other relatives & friends. Private family memorial at a later date. (Published in the Star Tribune on Sept. 30, 2017).

Imhoff, Margaret Ann (nee Crane)
August 12, 1938 - September 14, 2017
Age 79 of Bloomington, died peacefully after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. Peggy was born in Indianapolis, IN, She grew up in Bloomington, MN and graduated from Bloomington High School in 1956. She met and married the love of her life, Lloyd Douglas Imhoff. Her passions were her high school reunions, loving and supporting a beautiful family, and she delighted on finding treasures to repair and repurpose. Her career with the Minnesota Twins began in 1976. She was with the Twins for 42 years and made a lifetime of love and memories for many. Peggy and Doug enjoyed traveling and they were happily married until his passing in 1999. Survived by children Janice Sheppard, Jeffrey Imhoff (Marybeth), Joyce Jakel (Darren), eight grand children and two great grandchildren. Memorial service will be held September 25, 2017, 1 PM at Target Field, Metropolitan Club. Please enter through the skyway from parking ramp A. Interment will be at Ft. Snelling Cemetery with a private family service. (Published in the Star Tribune on Sept. 16, 2017).

Starks, Gary William
June 2, 1968- September 14, 2017
Age 49 of Brooklyn Park.

Stender, Pearl Emma Louise (nee Schultz)
November 16, 1927- September 14, 2017
Age 89 of Minnetonka. Preceded in death by husband, Waldo and all of her siblings. Survived by daughters, Robin Stender(Terry Johnson); Penny Perau (Dale); Grandchildren, Justin Tollefson(friend Heidi and daughter Sierra); Jessica McKeever(Brendon); Laura Buehler(Drew); Great granddaughter, Nicci Buehler. Also survived by Step-grandchildren, Matt Perau; Scott Perau(Tricia); Alyssa Perau; Chris Johnson(friend Amber); Matthew Johnson(Jen); Jennifer Hodgeman(Travis); five step great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. Funeral service Saturday, September 23 @ 2PM @ Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 5701 Eden Prairie Rd Minnetonka. Visitation one hour prior to service. Interment will be at St Peter Lutheran Cemetery, Lester Prairie, MN. (Published in the Star Tribune on Sept. 16, 2017).

Cajune, Linda Sue
March 5, 1957 - September 13, 2017
Age 60 of Columbia Heights.

deLaBruere, Martha Sue
November 7, 1957 - September 13, 2017
Age 59 of New Richland, died surrounded by friends and family on Sept. 13, 2017, from a brain tumor. She was born Nov. 7, 1957, in Exeter, N.H., to Louis Hector and Anne Fox deLaBruere. She was married to Chas McDaniel of Hampton, N.H., for 20 years and they have a son, Charles. In 1997, she and Charles moved west from New Hampshire to Minnesota and Iowa. Martha Sue graduated from Exeter High School in 1975. She received Paralegal certification from the University of New Hampshire and enjoyed a successful career with positions at Rockingham County Register of Deeds, Casassa & Ryan, Baudler, Maus & Blahnik and most recently retired from the State of Minnesota Public Defender's Office in Rochester.
She is survived by her son, Charles McDaniel of Waseca; and two grandchildren, Cash Parker McDaniel of Spring Valley and Veda Jo McDaniel of Waseca. She is also survived by one brother, Louis J. deLaBruere of Juneau, Alaska; and four sisters, Andrea (John) Richards, Cathy (Jim) McDougall of New Hampshire, Marcia (Ron) Naber and Michele (Ivie) Popplewell of Minnesota. She loved her many nieces, nephews and cousins. Mike and Norma Geanoulis of New Castle, N.H. and Don and Patty Hoyt of Ocala, Fla., are also part of her extended family. She is preceded in death by her infant daughter, Sarah; one sister, Mary Lou Hoyt; her parents; and her partner, Lowell Bigalk of Lime Springs, Iowa. Because Martha Sue has deep-rooted friendships in many places, there will be a Celebration of Life on Saturday, May 5, 2018, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (program at 3 p.m.) at Forestville State Park near Spring Valley.
Online remembrances at www.caringbridge.org/msdlb or email sheperd15296@yahoo.com.
Paper notes may be mailed to Charles McDaniel and Marcia Naber, PO Box 476, Houston, MN 55943. If you wish to memorialize Martha Sue in some way, she suggested a donation to her favorite public libraries in Spring Valley, Minn. or Lime Springs, Iowa. (Published in the Post-Bulletin on Sept.19, 2017).

Egli, Werner Hans
September 5 , 1924 - September 13, 2017
Age 93 of Minneapolis, born in London, England, passed away while at home under hospice care after a prolonged struggle with Parkinson's disease. For the past 6 mos. he and his wife, Barbara lived at the Augustana Care Suites in Minneapolis, MN., during which time he received incredibly heartfelt care from the Personal Care Attendants there. He is survived by Barbara J., wife of 50 years, son Werner R. (Lori) Egli of Columbia Heights MN, daughter Barbara Elisabeth Hahn of England, and the children of Werner R., granddaughters Jasmine (Jeremy) Egli, Brittany, and Marissa. During WWII Werner served in the RAF in England. After the war he immigrated to the US, and during the Korean War he served in the American Air Force, stationed in Germany, where he was one of the first soldiers to become a naturalized American citizen while serving abroad. When he returned to the States he studied mechanical engineering under the GI Bill, and gained employment at Lycoming, a major manufacturer of aircraft engines in PA. He then moved to MN to work at Honeywell, where he stayed until retirement. Werner was proud to be one of the first members of Minnesota Mensa. He maintained a keen interest in local politics and was an active member of the Jordan Action Committee in North Mpls. for many years. He was also an expert in applied mathematics and, on his own, avidly studied quantum mechanics. Werner was an honorable man. Always proud of his American citizenship, he upheld the highest democratic principles throughout his life. Everyone who knew Werner enjoyed his company and he delighted people with his quick-thinking, wicked sense of humor. He will be missed by everyone that knew him. But we take solace in knowing that his new journey will be filled with excellence just as his life was.(Published in the Star Tribune on Sept. 23, 2017).

Gomes, Magdalen Mary (nee Keany)
July 27, 1931 - September 13, 2017
Age 86 of Minneapolis.

Hayes, Jean Bernice (nee Anderson)
June 3, 1927 - September 13, 2017
Age 90 of Plymouth & Maple Plain. Preceded in death by husband Clifford and grandson Christopher Lang. Survived by 5 children; and many grandchildren. (Published in the Star Tribune on Sept. 22, 2017).

Norton, Mary
February 7, 1940 - September 13, 2017
Age 77 of Madison, Wisconsin.

Tart, James Edward
July 11, 1927 - September 13, 2017
Age 90 of Saint Paul.

Bergerud, Mark Allen
December 16, 1947 - September 12, 2017
Age 69 of Backus.

Wilken, Joann (nee Trojohn)
January 26, 1927 - September 12, 2017
Age 90 of Roseville.

Christenson, Paul Philip
January 31, 1948 - September 12, 2017
Age 69 of Minneapolis.

Erickson, Edward
February 16, 1925 - September 11, 2017
Age 92 of Arcadia, WI & Minneapolis. Ed passed away peacefully at Our Lady of Peace in St. Paul, MN where he received wonderful care during his final days with us. Beloved husband of Elda Erickson of 54 years. Survived by his sister Florence (Erickson) Urbick. Ed was loved by his many nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Preceded in death by his parents Edward and Minnie (Mustad) Erickson, six brothers and one sister. The family expresses their gratitude to Our Lady of Peace Hospice staff for their kindness, care, love and support they all will be remembered as Ed's Angels. Ed served in the US Army and was a Veteran of WWII. He worked for 28 years as a supervisor in the prosthetics department at the Veterans Hospital, Minneapolis. Ed was a gentle man and will be remembered for his kindness, love and was a faithful servant of Jesus Christ his entire life. A memorial service will be held at Lake Nokomis Lutheran Church on Wed., September 20, 2017, at 2:00 with visitation one hour before. Ed's final resting place will be at Fagernes Lutheran Church Blair, WI on September 22, 2017 with a memorial service at 11:30. In lieu of flowers, memorials in honor of Ed should be sent to your choice of: Our Lady of Peace, 2076 St. Anthony Ave. St. Paul, MN 55104, Lake Nokomis Lutheran Church, 5011 31st Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55417, Fagernes Lutheran Church, W19727 County Road N., Blair, WI 54616. (Published in the Star Tribune on Sept. 16, 2017).

Perry, Mary Jane (nee Houser)
July 18, 1935 - September 11, 2017
Age 82 of Cottage Grove.

Bishop, Elizabeth "Bette" Jean (nee Swift)
November 8, 1923 - September 10, 2017
Age 93 of Eden Prairie.

Ball, Raymond George
December 12, 1949 - September 9, 2017
Age 67 of Minneapolis.

Barry, Steven Paul
October 27, 1961 - September 9, 2017
Age 55 of Lake Elmo. a longtime Eastsider Passed away September 9, 2017 Preceded in death by his parents. Survived by wife Julie; daughters: Stephanie and Ashley; sister: Karen Grewe (Bill); brother Walt (Karen); mother-in-law Judy Klick; brother-in-law Allen Klick; 5 nieces and nephews; and other family and friends. Celebration of his life to be held at a later date. (Published in the Pioneer Press on Sept.13, 2017).

Fugleberg, Michael Everett
August 22, 1947 - September 9, 2017
Age 70 of Saint Paul. Survived by his wife Peg (Stende) Fugleberg, and children, Lindsey Wright, Landon (Liz) McKay, and Chelsey Fugleberg. Celebration of life Sat., Sept. 23rd at Groveland Tap in St. Paul, MN from 11:30am - 3PM. Contact: jstendefugleberg@gmail.com (Published in the Pioneer Press on Sept.20, 2017).

Malarcher, Margarette Rosalind
October 1, 1950 - September 9, 2017
Age 66 of Minneapolois.

Rask, Gayla Del (nee Gunderson)
December 30, 1953- September 9, 2017
Age 63 of Andover.

Austin, Michael James
March 2, 1958 - September 8, 2017
Age 59 of Burnsville.

Carey, Jeffrey Louis
April 11, 1970 - September 8, 2017
Age 47 of Brainerd.

Condon, Robert John
October 15, 1949 - September 8, 2017
Age 67 of Bloomington.

Carey, Douglas
May 17, 1939 - September 7, 2017
Age 78 of Richfield.

Gallagher, Wanda Jane
November 12, 1967 - September 6, 2017
Age 49 of Brainerd.

Haworth, Frances Ester (nee Wickstrom)
April 17, 1924 - September 6, 2017
Age 93 of Mahtomedi.

Handeen, Marilyn Lou (nee Anderson)
February 18, 1925 - September 6, 2017
Age 92 of Montevideo.

Brown, Shirley Kathrine (nee Olkkola)
April 26, 1936 - September 6, 2017
Age 81 of Spring Lake Park. Shirley was a resident of Minnesota at the time of passing.Shirley then moved to Virginia, MN in 1939, graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1954, and then McConnell Airline School in Minneapolis in 1955.A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Jens Family Funeral Home & Crematory, 1122 South 8th Street, Manitowoc, with luncheon to follow in the funeral home. Rev. Marcus Constantine will officiate with burial of her cremated remains at Knollwood Memorial Gardens. In leu of flowers, Shirley requests a donation in her name to the national ALS Association: ALSA.org SEP 23. 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM Jens Family Funeral Home & Crematory - Manitowoc 1122 South 8th Street Manitowoc, WI, US, 54220 office@jensreinboldpfeffer.comhttp://www.jensreinboldandpfeffer.com SEP 23. 11:00 AM Jens Family Funeral Home & Crematory - Manitowoc 1122 South 8th Street Manitowoc, WI, US, 54220 office@jensreinboldpfeffer.com http://www.jensreinboldandpfeffer.com Memorial Service begins. (Published online on Sept.9, 2017 courtesy of Tributes.com).

Struecker, Esther Eva (nee Braatz)
September 30, 1923 - September 5, 2017
Age 93 of Burnsville.

Lumsden, Robert William
October 4, 1926 - September 5, 2017
Age 90 of Woodbury. Preceded in death by father, Henry Lumsden and mother, Ruth Lumsden; siblings, Lois Lyon and Sally Pojar. Survived by daughters, Desiree (Jesse) Thomas and Marina Lumsden; brothers, Hank and J.D Lumsden and sister, Melba Boysen; beloved grandchildren, Marcellus and Scarlett Hill, Selena and Jesse Thomas, Trent Roemer and Jack Lumsden. Celebration of life 1 pm Sunday October 8th at 1936 Catatlina Dr. Woodbury, MN. (Published in the Pioneer Press on Sept.10, 2017).

LeMay, Barbara Helen (nee Church)
March 7, 1935 - September 4, 2017
Age 82 of West St. Paul.

Lanzel, Jean Marie (nee Ziegler)
June 18, 1936 - September 4, 2017
Age 81 of Mounds View.

LaBoda, Dawn Marie (nee Breezee)
July 17, 1963 - September 3, 2017
Age 54 of Luck, WI.

Vaccaro, Vincent Guy
August 13, 1925 - September 3, 2017
Age 92 of Woodbury. Preceded in death by wife, Betty Jo and sister, Nina Krepps. Survived by children, Victoria (Ethan) Hertz, Paul (Susan), Phillip (Nancy); 6 grand-children; 5 great-grandchildren; relatives and friends. After serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps, Vince had a long career with Northwest Airlines as a mechanic, flight engineer and pilot. There will be a gathering for Vince and Betty at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 22 at Woodbury Estates, 2825 Woodlane Dr., Woodbury, MN with a service at 11 a.m. followed by a luncheon. Private interment at Union Cemetery, Maplewood. Memorials preferred to The Pillars Hospice or Our Lady of Peace Hospice. (Published in the Pioneer Press from Sept.6 to Sept.10, 2017).

Storkan, Douglas Charles
August 2, 1947 - September 3, 2017
Age 70 of Coon Rapids. Doug is survived by his wife, Mary; sisters, Donna and Barb; children, Steve (Jody), Suzie, Sheryl (Derek), Scott (Jessica), Ryan and Christine (Todd); grandchildren, Megan, Lincoln, Brianna, Sydney, Cameron, Helena and Brittany. He is preceded in death by his mother Thecla, father Charles, sister Carol, and brother in law John. Funeral service 11:00 AM on Tuesday, Sept. 12th at Riverdale Church, 3210 Bunker Lake Blvd. NW, Andover. Visitation one hour prior to service and a celebration of Doug's life to follow service. (Published in the Star Tribune on Sept. 9, 2017).

Fitzjerrels, Rosalie Ann (nee Hansen)
August 30, 1938 - September 2, 2017
Age 79 of New Brighton.

Loving, Letitia Flavia
June 2, 1967- September 2, 2017
Age 50 of Maplewood.

Statelman, Steven Durand
September 2, 1950 - September 2, 2017
Age 67 of Minneapolis.

Grove, William Merrill
July 26, 1953 - September 1, 2017
Age 64 of Woodbury, born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Will Grove died on September 1, 2017 by his own hand, having endured bi-polar disorder for many years and recently having been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. He was preceded in death by his parents, Merrill and LaVonne Grove, and his sisters, Sue Bauer and Judy Grove. Mourning his loss are his devoted wife of 42 years, Victoria Grove, his son and daughter-in-law Ed and Deanna Kramer, his grandchildren Ariel and Julia Kramer, all of Woodbury, and his sisters Margaret Grove of Cedar Rapids and Janet Grove of Cedar Falls, Iowa. Will graduated from Linn-Mar High School in 1971, received his B.A. in Philosophy, English, Education, and Psychology in 1974, and received his M.A. in Counselor Education from the University of Iowa in 1977. In 1983 the University of Minnesota awarded him a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. After serving for a year as an assistant research scientist in the University of Iowa Dept. of Psychiatry, Will returned to the University of Minnesota as an Assistant Professor in Psychiatry in the Medical School, and then in the Psychology Department. He was appointed Associate Professor of Psychology in 1993 and Emeritus Professor of Psychology upon his retirement in 2016. In addition to being a dedicated teacher, Will was a prolific researcher and author. The world has lost a brilliant intellect and a generous spirit. A private service is planned. (Published in the Pioneer Press from Sept. 22-24, 2017).

Ebert, Susan Kay (nee Lorenson)
July 21, 1951 - September 1, 2017
Age 66 of Apple Valley. Preceded in death by parents Lenny and Katherine Lorenson. Survived by husband Wally of 48 years; daughter Katie Ebert-Ivey (Mike); sons Andy Ebert (Fiancee Shannon), and James Ebert; brother Dick Lorenson (Karen). Also survived by grandchildren, nephews and many friends and co-workers. Celebration of Life to be announced later. (Published in the Pioneer Press on Sept. 5, 2017).

Loeffler, Diane Kay
February 3, 1960 - August 31, 2017
Age 57 of Minneapolis. Diane was a beloved daughter, sister, spouse and friend. She was a gifted singer and loved to dance and fish. Preceded in death by her parents Alfred and Darlene Loeffler and partner Jeannie McPhee. She is survived by spouse Rita Frenzel; sister Jean Schmitz (Tom); brother Dale Loeffler (Barb); sister Bonnie Stamboulieh (Tony) and nephews Chris, Danny, Noah and Matt and niece Brittany. Celebration of life at Spirit of St Stephen's, 2201 1st Ave S, Mpls., MN September 9, 2017. Visitation at 1pm, ceremony at 2pm. Crescent Tide Cremation Services. Bequests preferred to School Sisters of Notre Dame, Mankato, Spirit of St Stephens Catholic Community, or Loaves and Fishes. (Published in the Star Tribune on Sept. 2, 2017)

Schrantz, Alexandra Mary
June 29, 1943 - August 31, 2017
Age 74 of St. Paul. Alexandra was received into the arms of God and her loving parents on Aug. 31, 2017. Our thanks to Sheena and the doctors, nurses and staff at the Estates at Lynnhurst, as well as hospice care from HealthPartners. Preceded in death by her mother and father Herb and Mary Schrantz (Agriesti), son-in-law Gary Alexander. Survived by her sister Myra Alexander (Schrantz), brother Mark Schrantz, sister-in-law Denise Schrantz (Barnett), nephew Mark Alexander, nieces Laura Proakis (Alexander), and Amy Kruger (Schrantz). Private family services at a later date. (Published in the Pioneer Press on Sept. 3, 2017).

Franson, Kimberly Donine
September 20, 1951 - August 31, 2017
Age 65 of Minneapolis.

Lee, Earl Clifford
September 28, 1931 - August 31, 2017
Age 85 of Buffalo.

Engman, Kathryn (nee Konerviko)
December 27, 1944 - August 31, 2017
Age 72 of West St. Paul. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Dorothy and Arnold, and her two sons Andy and John Engman. She is survived by: (two children) Ken (Weena) Engman of Las Vegas, NV and Mary (Rick) Bickford of Moseley, VA; (seven grandchildren) Ashley (Chad) Chafee, Brennen and Ryan Bickford, Alexis, Spencer, Maddison, and Lukas Engman, and (one great grandchild) Amyah Engman. Kathy loved to travel, and experience the world. She will be missed by all. (Published in the Pioneer Press on Sept. 3, 2017).

Gonzalez, Kathy Lynn (nee Worrel)
September 14, 1945 - August 31, 2017
Age 71 of Chisago City.

Walker, Mecella Moby
August 27, 1968 - August 31, 2017
Age 49 of Minneapolis.

Chile, Fnu
August 7, 1984 - August 31, 2017
Age 33 of Eden Prairie.

Maher, Michael Patrick
July 3, 1949 - August 31, 2017
Age 68 of St. Paul (East side St. Paul); proud U.S. Army Sgt., 2nd Armd Division; U of Minnesota; owner Media Inc. Survived by son Gabe; sister Terri (Ray) Flaherty; nieces Lisa and Kelly. Visitation Friday Sept 15, 9:30 a.m. with 10:30 Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick Church, 1095 Desoto, St. Paul. Interment Fort Snelling Natl Cemetery-Lane 6 at 12:35 p.m. Special thanks to doctors, staff and volunteers at Minneapolis Veterans Hospital, the "East Side Group" and the many close friends for their time and companionship provided to Mike. Memorials to Minneapolis VA Health. www.minneapolis.va.gov - E-Donate. (Published in the Pioneer Press on Sept. 10, 2017).

Wells, Kathleen Ann
August 20, 1951 - August 30, 2017
Age 74 of Eagan. Preceded in death by parents, Walter and Genevieve, and brother, Joseph. Survived by son, Kevin; 5 siblings; and many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Mass is scheduled Friday, 9/8 at 10AM at Lumen Christi Catholic Church, 2055 Bohland, St. Paul. Visitation 1 hour prior to service. Interment at Fort Snelling. (Published in the Pioneer Press on Sept. 3, 2017).

Long, Lucinda (nee Franco)
August 20, 1951 - August 30, 2017
Age 66 of Inver Grove Heights. Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother Sister and Friend. 8/20/1951-8/30/2017. Visitation will be Saturday, September 9th from 9:00-10:00 am at St. Matthew's Catholic Church 490 Hall Ave., St. Paul, MN 55017. Mass will begin at 10:00 am. There will be a luncheon to follow at Neighborhood House, 179 Robie St. E., St. Paul, MN 55107. At peace in God's loving hands. (Published in the Pioneer Press on Sept. 3, 2017).

Nim-A-Nong, Phra Jirakhun
March 3, 1946 - August 30, 2017
Age 71 of Chachoengsao, Thailand, passed away in St. Louis Park.

Lin, Chi Jung
August 27, 1952 - August 30, 2017
Age 65 of New Brighton.

Anderson, Joel Jacob
July 16, 1932 - August 29, 2017
Age 85 of Belle Plaine.

Carlson, Douglas Richard
September 21, 1951 - August 29, 2017
Age 65 of Minneapolis. He died Tuesday, August 29th after a heroic fight with pancreatic cancer. He is survived by brother Jim (Meredith) Carlson and many loving cousins, nephews, and grand nephews. Doug graduated from the University of Minnesota. He was an Account Executive for Ideal System Solutions. Doug devoted his life in service to the Sigma Chi International Fraternity. He served as Grand Historian from 1981 to 1999, and 62nd Grand Consul from 2001 to 2003. Through his involvement in the fraternity, he mentored thousands of other men by helping them connect their personal principles to the ideals that bind them together with a common purpose. He became renowned for his remarkable intellect, natural ability to teach, and his genuine care for every Sigma Chi he ever met. Doug held key roles in the Marcy Holmes Neighborhood Association and the University District Alliance. The memorial service will be held at House of Hope Presbyterian Church, 770 Summit Ave. St. Paul on Monday, Oct. 9, at 1:00 PM. A Sigma Chi memorial service and White Rose Ceremony will be announced at sigmachi.org/carlson. Memorial contributions may be made at sigmachi.org/Carlson, give.umn.edu/udistrict, or givemn.org/organization/Marcy-Holmes-Neighborhood-Association. (Published in the Star Tribune on September 2, 2017).

Gardner, Faith
February 5, 1952 - August 28, 2017
Age 65 of North Saint Paul. Luncheon and Memorial will be held Sunday, September 24th, at noon at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Roseville, MN.

LaVigne, James Arthur
November 1, 1930 - August 28, 2017
Age 86 of Saint Paul. Jim grew up in Northeast Minneapolis, graduating from Edison High School in 1948. After Army service in Japan, he attended the University of Minnesota and became an early computer programmer. He married Margaret Ann Ackerman of Mapleton, Minnesota. They raised three daughters in St. Paul's Macalester-Groveland neighborhood. He loved folk music, back roads, and historical markers. An old-school shade-tree mechanic, Jim drove his Model T Ford in each of the lower 48, logging 64,192 total miles. He was a doting grandfather to seven grand-children. Preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Lillian (Olson) LaVigne, he is survived by his daughters Joan Ryan (Jim), Mary Jane LaVigne (Allen Christian), Anne Duncan (Steve), grandchildren Emily, Maggie, Ben, Jake, Ellen, Abby, and Will and a great-grandson, Lachlan. Also survived by his sister Yvonne Henderson (Don) and his former wife Margaret Ann LaVigne. Funeral service Saturday, September 2, 2017, White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church, 328 Maple St. Mahtomedi, MN 55115. Visitation 9AM, service 10AM, interment in Esdaile Cemetery, Pierce County, Wisconsin. With deep gratitude to the staff of Stanford Neighborhood, Lyngblomsten Care Center the family requests memorials be directed to Lyngblomsten Care Center, St. Paul. (Published in Pioneer Press on August 31, 2017).

Slavin, Dennis Andrew
December 21, 1948 - August 28, 2017
Age 68 of Minneapolis.

Smith, Michael Lee
November 13, 1946 - August 28, 2017
Age 70 of Inver Grove Heights. Survived by son Cale, daughters Katie (Florida), Jenny of Blaine and sister Suellen (Jerome) Kuklok of Lilydale. Proud 1st Division Marine and Vietnam Veteran. Past Commander of VFW Post 295. Special thank you to the nurses of Mpls VA Dialysis Unit. Well done. Private memorial and interment. (Published in Pioneer Press on September 3, 2017).

Lorbiecki, Carolyn Marie (nee Anderson)
June 28, 1944 - August 27, 2017
Age 73 of Saint Paul.

Vadner, Adele Amanda (nee Knutson)
August 22, 1930 - August 27, 2017
Age 87 of Forest Lake. Proceeded in death by husband Eugene, friend Irving Stang and daughter-in-law Rhonda. Beloved mother of Cindy (Dan) Conner, Tyrone (Corliss) Vadner, Bradley (Bev) Vadner, Susan (John) Erickson. Grandmother of 7 and great grand-mother of 7. Visitation 10 AM, Service 11 AM, Monday, Sept. 11, at Faith Lutheran Church, Forest Lake. Interment at Scandinavian Cemetery, Forest Lake. (Published in Pioneer Press on September 3, 2017).

Horner, Sandra Anne (nee Schwanekamp)
November 14, 1941 - August 26, 2017
Age 75 of Saint Paul. Sandy peacefully completed her life's journey on August 26, 2017. Tiny in stature, she was a warrior who survived cancer for decades with stubborn determination. Her spirit and beautiful smile will live on in our hearts. Born in St. Paul, Sandy grew up in California, moved back to Minnesota and graduated from Saint Paul Central in 1959. Sandy was charming, lovely, curious, and smart as a whip. Her proudest achievement later in life was graduating from the University of Minnesota, with a degree in anthropology. Sandy retired in 2009 from the Office of Minnesota Secretary of State, where she served as union steward and fought for workplace justice. Preceded in death by parents Robert Schwanekamp, Muriel (Burlingame) Ritter, and former spouse Frank "Cork" Horner. Survived by daughter Gabrielle Horner and her husband Mark Abner, daughter Melissa Horner, grandchildren Charles Allen Pope and Isabel Horner, brother Robert Ralph Schwanekamp, as well as many loving relatives and friends. Memorial Service at Unity Church-Unitarian, 733 Portland Ave. St. Paul, September 23, 2017, 4 pm. Memorials to Humane Society of Ramsey Co. in honor of all cat lovers. (Published in Pioneer Press on September 3, 2017).

Mapstone, Edward David
October 19, 1957 - August 26, 2017
Age 59 of Saint Francis.

Karl, Levina May (nee Carlson)
February 9, 1929 - August 26, 2017
Age 88 of Maplewood. Survived by her husband of nearly 70 years, Virgil Eugene Karl; daughter Lyla Campbell and husband Thomas; son Bradley Karl and wife Deborah; 5 grandchildren Heather, Heidi, Jennifer, Daniel and Chad; and 12 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Phyllis Carlson; and niece Beverly Seehousen. Memorial Service will be held at Christ United Church, 2500 Hudson Place E., Maplewood on Saturday, September 9 at 1:00. Burial at Fort Snelling 9-11 at 10:35. (Published in Pioneer Press on September 3, 2017).

McMurray, Vincent Edward
July 3, 1968 - August 26, 2017
Age 49 of Robbinsdale.

Sime Scheel, Camille Illeane (nee Sime)
August 5, 1969 - August 26, 2017
Age 48 of Saint Paul. Died of metastatic breast cancer on August 26. Born August 5, 1969, Camille lived a full life, sharing her incredible energy and beautiful smile with everyone she met. She is preceded in death by her mom L. Ernestine Sime, aunt Illeane Kline and cousin Sunny Forde. She is survived by husband Wade Scheel, daughter Vivian and son Jackson. She did not want to leave them so soon. She also is survived by cousins Nina (Bob) Muller, Michael (Ruth) Kline, Melissa (Uri) Camarena, Jeanne Lenertz, Monica (Mike) Wilm, Nancy (Stu) Gitis, and in-laws mother and father Beckie and Gene Scheel, siblings Kent, Mark (Barb) and Charlie "Carlene" (Jeanne) Scheel and many second cousins, nieces and nephews who felt more like siblings. An only child, Camille was always happy to find someone to play a board game. A cat lover, she was always happy to find a cat to snuggle. A voracious but thrifty reader, she had her public library card number memorized. She spent most of her career as a harpist and effective fundraiser for some of her favorite nonprofits. After her metastatic cancer diagnosis, she focused on advocacy. Her largest project was her book, Camp Chemo: Postcards Home from Metastatic Breast Cancer. Services will be held Saturday, September 9 at 10 AM at St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church, St. Paul. In lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to the Camille Scheel Memorial Fund at YouCaring.com, Minnesota Public Radio or St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church, St. Paul. (Published in Pioneer Press on September 3, 2017).

Downs, Sally Jean (nee Hultman)
January 31, 1955 - August 25, 2017
Age 62 of Little Canada (and Betty Mae Hultman Age 90 of Maplewood). Join us to celebrate the life of these two women on Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 1-3PM at Roseville Lutheran Church, 1215 Roselawn Ave W., Roseville, MN 55113. (Published in Pioneer Press on September 3, 2017).

Shill, Philip Leighton
July 9, 1950 - August 25, 2017
Age 67 of St. Paul.

Hultman, Betty Mae (nee Lind)
April 1, 1927 - August 25, 2017
Age 90 of Maplewood. Longtime Honeywell Employee DOWNS (nee Hultman) Sally Age 62, of Little Canada Join us to celebrate the life of these two women on Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 1-3PM at Roseville Lutheran Church, 1215 Roselawn Ave W., Roseville, MN 55113. (Published in Pioneer Press on September 3, 2017).

Oines, Sharon Jean (nee Mullen)
May 26, 1937 - August 25, 2017
Age 80 of Falcon Heights.

Ricketts, Stephanie Jane (nee Anderson)
March 30, 1948 - August 25, 2017
Age 69 of West Saint Paul. Preceded in death by Parents Norman and Loretta Anderson; Brother Tom; Brother-in-Law Wayne Mielke. Former in laws John, Helen and Marge Ricketts. Survived by Husband Michael Fleming; Children Susan Ricketts, Cindy (Allen) Ricketts; Grandson Mario Thomas; Granddaughter Aurora Benjamin; Siblings, Terry Mielke, Brian (Jeanette) Anderson, Mark (Liz) Anderson, Tony Anderson; Former Husband; John Ricketts; Former Sister-in-law Nancy Jack; Nephew; Zachary Stanhope; and many relatives and friends. She worked at United Hospital for a number of years and touched many lives. Memorial Service 11:00 AM Friday Sept. 1, 2017, Gathering 1 hour prior at St. Stephens Lutheran Church 1575 Charlton St. West St. Paul. (Published in Pioneer Press on August 27, 2017).

Steele, David Lee
November 30, 1941 - August 24, 2017
Age 75 of Minneapolis. Preceded in death by loving wife Priscilla, and longtime companion Marge. Survived by children Deborah and Ronald; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. No service will be held by David's request. He will be laid to rest Friday, September 8th at 10 am at Sunset Memorial Park, St. Anthony, MN. (Published in Pioneer Press on September 5, 2017).

Amundson, John Paul
December 7, 1963 - August 23, 2017
Age 53 of Minneapolis.

Bjork, Jon Rudolph
December 10, 1941 - August 23, 2017
Age 75 of Apple Valley.

Goerdt, Rachel Eunice (nee Ostman)
March 7, 1940 - August 23, 2017
Age 77 of Roberts, Wisconsin.

Simpson, Martin Leon
May 18, 1927 - August 23, 2017
Age 90 of Crystal, MN & Trego, WI. Born in Lyndonville, VT on May 18, 1927. He graduated from Lyndon Institute in 1945. He then joined the Navy and once out, he moved to MN. After 43 years at Horener Waldorf/Champion International he retired and moved to his farm in Trego, WI. Survived by loving wife Joan, daughters Deloris (Alan), Susan, sons David (Pam), Craig (Ann), eight grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many treasured friends. Please send memorials to Capable Partners for a future physically challenged fishing or hunting outing in memory of Martin. P.O. Box 27664 Golden Valley MN, 55427. Celebrating of life at Discover Church, 14300 Burnsville Pkwy, Burnsville, MN 55306 on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 11:00am. Lunch following service. Burial at Fort Snelling Oct 2, 2017 2:00 pm. (Published in the Star Tribune on September 9, 2017).

Ayd, Michael Gregory
August 31, 1948 - August 22, 2017
Age 68 of Saint Paul.

Christopher, Stephan Paul
August 27, 1954 - August 22, 2017
Age 62 of Champlin.

Hogen, Delman Richard
June 6, 1941 - August 22, 2017
Age 76 of Spring Lake Park.

Hladek, Genevive (nee Thunder)
July 18, 1932 - August 22, 2017
Age 85 of Milaca.

Larson, Shirley Mae
April 23, 1933 - August 22, 2017
Age 84 of Vadnais Heights. Passed away surrounded by her family. Survived by her beloved husband of 67 years, Robert (Bob); children, Scott (Marcy), Thor (Trisha), Robin (Mark) Sheldon, April (Dan) Kubitschek, Eric; 7 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren. She loved spending time with her family, gardening, and being active in her church. Memorial service will be held August 31st 5pm at Christ the Servant Lutheran Church 3676 Centerville Rd, visitation 4pm, dinner following. (Published in Pioneer Press on August 27, 2017)

Schladweiler, Vernon Clarence
May 7 , 1937 - August 22, 2017
Age 80 of Saint Paul.

Turner, William Ferdinand
March 21, 1925 - August 22, 2017
Age 92 of Eagan.

Chang, Lucy (nee Chi Yue)
December 15, 1937 - August 21, 2017
Age 79 of Woodbury.

Gaspar, Troy Kurt
December 26, 1970 - August 21, 2017
Age 46 of Rockford, MN passed away unexpectedly on August 21, 2017. He was born on December 26, 1970 and graduated from Wayzata High School in 1989.  Troy always enjoyed helping others.  He was working at Billy’s in Rockford. Troy is survived by his two sons, Michael and Andrew Gaspar; his Mother, Gloria Gaspar; Brothers, Jeff (Karen) Gaspar, Todd (Tracy) Gaspar, Keith (Pam) Gaspar; Sister, Marshelle (Steve) Gaspar; Nieces & Nephews, Erin, Cassie, Samie, Cody, Carlie, Zach, Coltan, Travis. He was preceded in death by his father, Michael Gaspar; and brother, Kurt Gaspar. Please join us in celebrating Troy’s life on Friday, August 25, 2017 from 1 PM to 4 PM at Axel’s Tavern in Loretto, MN. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the family in C/O Todd Gaspar, 8004 State Hwy 55 Lot 60, Rockford, MN 55373.

Kinkle, Randy Orin
September 5, 1957 - August 21, 2017
Age 59 of Farmington.

Rummel, Debra Lynn (nee Jahn)
September 20, 1953 - August 20, 2017
Age 63 of Spring Grove, Illinois.

Heuer, James Brian
May 5, 1959 - August 19, 2017
Age 58 of Minneapolis. Jim passed away from pancreatic cancer on 8/19/17. He walked great distances as a mail carrier and world traveler. Jim adored animals, baseball, and the two loves of his life: wife Rose (Rossukhon Kanwannee) and ex-wife and best friend Pui (Suwaporn). Preceded in death by parents Delores Heuer and Jerome Hoyer, Jim is mourned by brothers John, Steven (Mona), and David, and the Van Dusen sisters Marlee (Robert) and Kerry (Tracey). A man of intelligence, wit and stoicism, Jim's last words of advice were "Be good." May he now soar free like the hawk he admired. Private service. Memorials to the Animal Humane Society. (Published in the Star Tribune on September 2, 2017).

Hughes, Kenneth Steven
March 7, 1972 - August 19, 2017
Age 45 of Brooklyn Center.

Loverso, Rosabianca (nee Tuzzo)
May 20, 1927 - August 19, 2017
Age 90 of Saint Paul.

Catanyag, Lucena Magpantay (nee Garcia)
May 30, 1928 - August 18, 2017
Age 89 of Blaine.

Hanson, Aaron David
December 9, 1972 - August 18, 2017
Age 44 of Saint Paul.

Ramirez-Martin, Blake Anthony
October 3, 1984 - August 18, 2017
Age 32 of Eagan.

Hopkins, Joshua Mac
July 10, 1980 - August 18, 2017
Age 37 of Redlands, California.

Peterson, Marian Virginia (nee Fay)
January 17, 1930 - August 18, 2017
Age 87 of Blaine. Preceded in death by her life partner, Maurice Johnson; grandson, Frank Peterson. Survived by sister, Beatrice (John) Beilke; children, Terry (Peterson) Haugen, Sue (Merl) King, Laura (Greg) Terry, Jeff Peterson, Krista Peterson, 4 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Marian was born near Chatfield, MN. Lived in Rochester, Mpls. and Blaine. Worked many years for the Edina School system. She was a jack of all trades and master of them all. A marathon conversationalist. Loved a party. Cared about people and was truly a dedicated mom. The family wants to give very special thanks to Dr. Marshall Everson, Dr. Robert Jacoby, Dr. Joseph Graif, Arlen, Clay and the pharmacists at Lunds and her hairdresser Sue from Penneys. Celebration of Life Sat., Sept. 2nd at 11 AM at Church of Christ The Redeemer, 5440 Penn Ave S., Mpls., MN 55419. (Published in the Star Tribune on August 26, 2017).

Fitterer, Marlene Kathleen
June 14, 1943 - August 17, 2017
Age 74 of Minneapolis.

Brooke, Eunice Ruth (nee Laitala)
June 20, 1949 - August 16, 2017
Age 68 of Lino Lakes.

Camacho, Efren Juan
June 24, 1923 - August 15, 2017
Age 94 of Plymouth.

Doherty, John Brien
August 23, 1934 - August 15, 2017
Age 82 of Minnetonka.

Stedman, Fred M
June 22, 1937 - August 15, 2017
Age 80 of Bloomington. Fred lead a caring, thoughtful and adventurous life. He was greatly loved and will be sorely missed by his loving wife Mary, canine companion Cooper and many dear friends and family. A celebration of Fred's life will be held in the fall. Please direct any memorials in Fred Stedman's name to Allina Health Hospice, 1055 West-gate Dr, Suite 100, St Paul, MN 55114. (Published in the Star Tribune on August 19, 2017).

Hendricks, Robert George
June 28, 1956 - August 14, 2017
Age 61 of Minneapolis.

Moore, Kenneth Richard II
July 18, 1959 - August 14, 2017
Age 58 of Chalmette, Louisiana.

Otis, Margie Lillian (nee Blomgren)
November 25, 1934 - August 14, 2017
Age 82 of Eagan.

Chaline, Billie Pearl (nee McAlpine)
September 11, 1933 - August 13, 2017
Age 83 of Champlin.

Harsche, Susan Kay
January 22, 1958 - August 13, 2017
Age 59 of West Saint Paul.

Johnson, Bruce Erwin
October 4, 1958 - August 13, 2017
Age 58 of Saint Paul.

Parson, Rosemary Theresa (nee Leduc)
September 22, 1944 - August 13, 2017
Age 72 of Circle Pines. Preceded in death by parents, Joseph and Mary Leduc; brother, Tom LeDuc. Survived by husband of 50 years, William; children, Victoria Sykora, Tim (Kathy), Joe, Terry (Lynn), Jeff; 7 grandchildren, brother Johnny (Bonita) LeDuc; sisters, Joan (Dick) Patnode, Terry (Mike) Gerten, Carol LeDuc, MaryJo LeDuc; sister-in-law, Jane LeDuc, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral Mass 11am Wednesday, August 23, at St. Joseph's of the Lakes Catholic Church, 171 Elm St, Lino Lakes. Visitation 1 hour prior at 10am. Interment following at St. Joseph's of the Lakes Cemetery. CrescentTide.com 651-315-8214. (Published in the Star Tribune on August 19, 2017).

Anderson, Marvin Elmer
November 24, 1939 - August 12, 2017
Age 77 of Saint Paul.

Houg, Jerry Leroy
July 27, 1950 - August 12, 2017
Age 67 of Bloomington.

Paternoster, Gary Patrick
October 10, 1960 - August 12, 2017
Age 60 of Buhl.

Peet, Cindy Sue (nee Pierce)
April 12, 1964 - August 12, 2017
Age 53 of Chaska.

Rosche, Donald
February 24, 1932 - August 12, 2017
Age 85 of Woodbury.

Visscher Kahn, Barbara Ruth (nee Visscher)
January 23, 1927- August 12, 2017
Age 90 of Saint Paul. She is survived by her three children, Susan, Kathryn and William, and her three grandchildren, Kevin and Laura Farr and Amelia Kahn, as well as extended family, friends, colleagues and students. She grew up in the Prospect Park neighborhood of Minneapolis and attended Pratt School and Marshall High, University of Minnesota undergraduate and medical school where she received her M.D. She met Fredrick H. Kahn while doing her internship in San Francisco. They married in 1952 and in 1954 moved to West Los Angeles. Barbara earned an MPH and DrPH in Epidemiology from the UCLA School of Public Health where she went on to teach and do research until 2010. Some of her areas of interest were: Infectious disease epidemiology: AIDS, other sexually transmitted diseases; slow and latent viruses; neurologic disease epidemiology; AIDS dementia. Outside of her professional life, she was a girl scout leader and den mother in the Mar Vista neighborhood and Sunday School teacher for the Unitarian-Universalist Society for many years. With her family, she hiked and nordic skied in the California mountains, learned to sail with the family, and sailed with her daughters to Catalina Island. She created countless craft projects, took her children to the beach only when it was over 80 degrees, and taught them to sing rounds. She spent her last years closer to family in Minnesota. Memorials may be made to the Maurice B. Visscher Symposium or the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health Fund. (Published in the Star Tribune on August 19, 2017).

Harman, Barbara Jean (nee Nelson)
December 6, 1930 - August 11, 2017
Age 86 of Chaska.

Long, Michael Allen
October 29, 1957 - August 11, 2017
Age 59 of Chanhassen.

McGee, Orelda Friezine (nee McCrae)
August 21, 1926 - August 11, 2017
Age 90 of Minneapolis.

Walsh, Hananiah Grace
February 22, 2012 - August 11, 2017
Age 5 of East Bethel.

Whitmore, Michelle Roseanne (nee Shinder)
October 5, 1949 - August 11, 2017
Age 67 of Saint Louis Park, passed peacefully shedding her earthly tent on August 11, 2017. She is survived by her husband Tim and two children-Marc and wife Melissa and daughter Jessica; brother Joel and wife Nancy; nieces Juliana, Dannah, Sarah; grandchildren Kylie and Hunter; brother-in-law Tom and wife Mary; niece Sara and children Abby and Nolan; nephew Ben and wife Debbie; fathers-in-law Max (wife Bea) and Richard (wife Sandi); adopted family Maxine, Nia, Kenya, Kiyonna and family members. Preceded in death by her mother and father Francis and Daniel Shinder; mothers-in-law Judy Inman and Ina Whitmore. Michelle was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She had a wonderfully playful spirit and childlike joy. Thanks be to God for the grace you showed her and your sure promises to turn our brokenness into something beautiful. Celebration of life service will be on Saturday 8/19/17 at 1 PM at Spiritual Life Ministries 6865 Shingle Creek Parkway, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430. (Published in the Star Tribune on August 16, 2017).

Grelling, Claude Peter
June 2, 1930 - August 9, 2017
Age 87 of Coon Rapids. Grelling, Claude P. Insurance Executive, Newspaper Aficionado, and thoughtful Political Commentator, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at the age of 87. He died at home in Coon Rapids, Minnesota, with his wife of 61 years by his side. He passed away in good spirits, having previously made peace with his life, the world, and his place in it. Those who knew Claude understood his deep bond with his adoptive homeland The United States of America and his even deeper passion for its future. He first served in the US Army in the Korean conflict out of a sense of moral duty to the country that rescued him as a parent-less child from the aftermath of Hitler's holocaust. When he returned from war, he became a naturalized citizen of the United States, completed his education at Wartburg College in Iowa, met his future wife, married, and got on with the business of raising and providing for his new family. He worked for The Prudential insurance company for most of his adult life (more than 40 years) in various capacities, retiring in 1991. At that point, he began his avocation as a political activist, tirelessly supporting, in both writing and financially, causes that aligned with his internal moral compass. That powerful compass pointed towards causes based on his fundamental respect for his human brethren, regardless of their gender, race, religion, or sexual orientation. It was his fundamental belief that if we are to survive and prosper as a society, all our constituent individuals must have the opportunity to survive and prosper as well. He was no "bleeding heart" liberal he was simply a staunch advocate for the human race. Claude was a long time member of Christ Lutheran Church of Blaine where he used his rich, full voice to read Scriptures and to participate in many dramatizations. He also revived his newspaper editing skills to proofread Sunday bulletins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Kurt and Margarethe. He is survived by his wife Audrey, his three children Kevin (Susan), Kent (Barbara), and Karin (Tim) Johnson, his sister Karin (Hans) Gimple of Zürich Switzerland and his grandchildren Jordan, Isabel, Alianne and Keira. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held Saturday, August 26th at 11:00 AM with an opportunity for remembrance one hour prior at Christ Lutheran Church, in Blaine, Minnesota. He will be interred at Fort Snelling National Cemetery at a private service in December of this year. Memorials to charities supporting human rights around the world are suggested. (Published in the Star Tribune on August 19, 2017).

Beckman, Lawrence Neil
February 11, 1938 - August 9, 2017
Age 79 of Hilltop. Died peacefully on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Military Honors Ceremony at Fort Snelling, August 17, 1:30 pm. (Published in the Star Tribune on August 15, 2017).

Beckman, Stephen Larry, Jr.
May 19, 1960 - August 8, 2017
Age 57 of Plymouth.

Hustad, Dorothy Anderson (nee Anderson)
May 6, 1922 - August 7, 2017
Age 95 of Saint Paul, passed away peacefully on Monday morning at St. Anthony Park Home in St. Paul, MN. She was born on May 6, 1922 in Minneapolis, the daughter of Elmer O. and Helen (Strong) Anderson. She was a graduate of Washburn High School and The University of Minnesota. She was preceded in passing by her parents and loving husbands, Thomas E. Pegg (killed in action during WWII in Germany) and John C. Hustad, Jr. Dorothy was devoted to her family and possessed a love of gardening, knitting, sewing, entertaining, and travel. She loved to laugh and tell a good joke. She was an early childhood teacher and a champion of education. Her long career in early childhood education included the development and direction of Hopkins Nursery School as well as positions in early childhood family education in Robbinsdale and St. Louis Park. She will be remembered as a loyal friend to many, a devoted wife and mother, and a loving grandmother and great grandmother. Dorothy is survived by her three children, Thomas (Sherry) of Bloomington, IN, Barbara of St. Paul, and Virginia Herriges (Richard) of St. Paul, four grandchildren, Kathleen Hustad (Derek Hester) of Minneapolis, John Hustad (Tara) of Hershey, PA, Daniel Herriges (Lauren) of Sarasota, FL, and Michael Herriges of Washington, D.C., and two great grandchildren Hannah Hustad and Cole Hustad-Hester. She will also be missed by good friend Judy Pappenfus. Services will be private with burial in Lakewood Cemetery alongside her husband John. The family would like to thank the staff, administrators and volunteers at St. Anthony Park Home. (Published in the Star Tribune on August 12, 2017).

Mueller, Jimmy Dale
November 19, 1976 - August 7, 2017
Age 40 of Minneapolis.

Sims, John Timothy
November 21, 1958 - August 7, 2017
Age 58

Zunker, Richard Emery
October 31, 1945 - August 7, 2017
Age 71 of Alexandria.

Haycraft, Sandra Kay (nee DeWitt)
January 18, 1946 - August 6, 2017
Age 71 of White Bear Lake. passed away peacefully in her home in White Bear Lake in the company of her loved ones. Sandra is survived by her husband Tom; her daughter, Dr. Kimberly Schmotters; her sister Germaine DeWitt; her sister-in-law Donna DeWitt, and 5 grandchildren. Sandra was preceded in death by her father and mother, Lawrence and Vivian DeWitt; her brother Larry; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Gordon and Mary Haycraft; her son Steven and grandson Zachary. Sandra was born on January 18, 1946 and graduated from Patrick Henry Highschool, Minneapolis, and Minnesota State University, Mankato, where she obtained a teaching degree. She worked as both a teacher and a realtor, and was an ardent advocate for the mentally and physically disabled. She was known for her gentle and caring nature and genuine smile, touching the lives of many during her life. A special thanks is extended to the staff at Health East In-Home Hospice, for going above and beyond to help Sandra and Tom in their time of need. Sandra's celebration of life will be held at Church of St. Pius X, 3878 Highland Ave., White Bear Lake on Friday, August 18th at 11:00 a.m., with the visitation an hour prior to service. It was Sandra's wish that memorial contributions be given to any organization of the donor's choice that benefits the disabled.(Published in the Star Tribune on August 12, 2017).

Ludemann, Gerald Lee
November 15, 1941 - August 6, 2017
Age 75 of Oakdale. Preceded in death by parents, Harry and Violette; and brother, Fred. Survived by loving wife, Cathy; children, Ryan (Karen), Cyndi, Doug (Lori); proud Grandpa of Matthew, Benjamin, Elias, Zachariah, Violette, Lyric; great-granddaughter, Brooklyn; siblings, Steve (Barb), Cathy (Bob) Case, Jim (Tara); many nephews, nieces and friends. Jerry was employed at 3M for over 35 years where he had many lifelong friends. He was always ready to travel; he was an avid hunter, and had the opportunity to travel to 5 continents. He was a self taught woodworker, building many decks, room additions and remodels, including kitchen cabinets for the homes of each of his children. He was always quick with a joke and a snappy comeback. Celebration of Life to be held on Saturday, August 26 from 2:00 to 6:00 at the Ludemann Residence. Memorials preferred to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. (Published in Pioneer Press on August 13,2017)

Merseal, Kacy Elizabeth
October 13, 1987 - August 6, 2017
Age 29 of Des Moines, Iowa. Kacy was taken from us in the early hours of August 6, 2017, in a tragic car accident in Rice County, Minnesota. Kacy was born at Saint Elizabeth Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska on October 13, 1987 to Kathryn Elizabeth Merseal (nee Benson) and James Allen Merseal. She attended kindergarten in Gulfport, Mississippi, moving at the start of first grade. She was intelligent, skipping first grade and going straight to second. She attended elementary school in Morrison, CO, changed to homeschooling after the Columbine incident. She moved to Creston, Iowa in January 2000 with her parents and younger brother Brett, where Kacy became involved with the middle school and local community bands. She was a clarinetist, and learned to play the bassoon while living in Creston. Kacy moved to Ames, Iowa in 2001 with her mother and brother and enrolled in Ames High School where she remained active with the marching band, and graduated in May 2005. She attended Iowa State University, where she earned bachelor degrees in both Accounting and Anthropology, and played the clarinet in the ISU Marching band. Kacy did an internship with the Department of Defense as an accountant for one summer while at Iowa State. Kacy then attend Drake University, spending her first summer abroad in France learning about international law before returning to the states and earning her law degree from Drake in 2016. She sat for the Bar Exam passing it on her first try and was licensed to practice in September 2016. She was with Anderson Law Firm at the time of her death. Kacy was fortunate to meet the love of her life, Vithoun (Toon) Saysopha, on February 1st, 2014 and became engaged to Toon on February 1st, 2017, with their wedding planned for June 9, 2018. She is survived her parents Kathryn & Allen (wife Pam), her brothers Brett Merseal and Wyatt Merseal-McBroom, her fiancée Vithoun Saysopha, his parents Sith and Sing and brother Aaroun (wife Renee) and his nieces Josie and Alexis, her maternal grandfather, Howard Benson, her paternal grandmother, Shirley Sinclair, 1 uncle, 5 aunts and numerous cousins. She is preceded in death by her paternal grandfather James V. Merseal, step-grandfather John (Jack) Sinclair and her maternal grandmother, Janet (Mitzi) Benson. Her memorial is planned for Friday, August 11, 2017 at Moore Memorial Park in Ames, Iowa from 4 to 6 PM. Donations may be made in her name to The Animal Recuse League, Des Moines, Iowa, where they rescued their 4 guinea pigs and 2 dogs.

Vacccaro, Betty Jo (nee Fleming)
July 24, 1927 - August 6, 2017
Age 90 of Burnsville. Survived by husband, Vincent; children, Victoria (Ethan) Hertz, Paul (Susan), Phillip (Nancy); 6 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; brother, John (Lois) Fleming; relatives; and friends. A private service will be held. Thank you to The Alton Memory Care for providing loving support and care for the past 5 years. Memorials preferred to the Alzheimer's Association or Our Lady of Peace Hospice. (Published in the Star Tribune on August 12, 2017).

Wilde, Marc Jeffrey
October 1, 1984 - August 6, 2017
Age 32 of Chaska. Marc graduated from Chaska High School in 2003, and from Universal Technical Institute in Houston, TX in 2004, as a Certified Auto Body Collision and Repair Technician.Services for Marc will be held at St. John's Catholic Church, Ortonville, MN, on Friday, August 25, 2017, at 11:00 a.m., with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in the Mound Cemetery, Ortonville, MN. St. John's Catholic Church 421 Madison Ave Ortonville , 56278 Visitation - St. John's Catholic Church Wilde, Jeffrey MarcVisitation - St. John's Catholic Church 421 Madison Ave Ortonville, MN 56278 Friday, August 25, 2017 10:00 AM St John's Catholic Church 421 Madison Ave Ortonville , 56278 Service - St John's Catholic Church Wilde, Jeffrey Marc Service - St John's Catholic Church 421 Madison Ave Ortonville, MN 56278 Friday, August 25, 2017 11:00 AM Mound Cemetery 29519 County Highway 33 Clinton , 56225 Cemetery - Mound Cemetery Wilde, Jeffrey Marc Cemetery - Mound Cemetery 29519 County Highway 33 Clinton, MN 56225 Friday, August 25, 2017 12:00 PM Milbank and Wilmot, South Dakota Ortonville, Browns Valley, Clinton, and Graceville, Minnesota.In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be given to a charity of your choice or the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

Johnson, Thomas Edward
April 7, 1954 - August 5, 2017
Age 63 of Burnsville.

Paulsen, Gordon Emil
April 18, 1959 - August 5, 2017
Age 58 of Eagan. Celebration of Life to be held from 1-5 pm Sunday August 20th at 1200 Town Centre Drive, Eagan, MN. Memorials to the family preferred. (Published in the Star Tribune on August 9, 2017).

Muzzy, Dennis Lowery
December 24, 1936 - August 4, 2017
Age 80 of Spring Valley, Wisconsin. Survived by wife Barbara, brother Craig, 3 children Debra (Ron), Daniel (Patty), Tony, 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren. Service at Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel, Aug 17, 2017 from 9-11 am. Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. (Published in the Star Tribune on August 12, 2017).

Wicken, Leona Loretta (nee Hammond)
October 10, 1930 - August 4, 2017
Age 86 of Spring Lake Park.

Beaver, Kathleen Marie (nee Polkey)
February 10, 1949 - August 3, 2017
Age 68 of Columbia Heights. Preceded in death by her sister Jackie, brother David and parents Jerome and Alice Polkey. Survived by husband of 34 years, Morgan, daughter Megan (David) Nord, grandson's Evan and Lucas Nord, sisters Denise (Michael) Mooney, LeAnn (Tim) Hegna, Connie (Gary) Bergman, nieces and nephews, family and friends. She was a talented baker, cook and gardener and her loving spirit and laughter will be missed dearly. Memorial service to follow on September 16th. (Published in the Star Tribune on August 5, 2017).

Hagen, Karl Marcus
January 1, 1966 - August 3, 2017
Age 51 of Henderson, Colorado.

Sittig, Richard August
November 19, 1931 - August 3, 2017
Age 85 of Stillwater.

Davis, Adlean (nee Oatis)
April 21, 1930 - August 1, 2017
Age 87 of Minneapolis.

Berg, Ruth 'Dee Dee'
May 16, 1970 - August 2, 2017
Age 47 of Minneapolis, died tragically in a gas explosion at Minnehaha Academy. Preceded in death by father, LeRoy Berg. Survived by daughter, Brittany Bergstrom; fiancee, Mark Burrington; mother, JoAnn Fricano; siblings, Sherrie Winkler, Rick Fricano (Pam), and Joe Fricano; niece, Stephanie (Ben); nephews, Derek (Jordan) and Levi; and great-niece, Sophia. The public is invited to a visitation on Sunday, August 13 from 2:00-4:30 pm with a service to follow at 5:00 pm at Minnehaha Academy's Lower School, 4200 West River Parkway. A private service for family and close friends will be held on August 19 at Bradshaw, 3131 Minnehaha Ave. S. Seating is very limited for the private service. We want to extend a heartfelt thanks to all who contributed financially or with their thoughts and prayers. Bradshaw 612-724-3621 (Published in the Star Tribune on August 10, 2017).

Le, Quang Si
August 18, 1945 - August 1, 2017
Age 71 of Prior Lake.

Severson, David Alan
January 21, 1955 - August 1, 2017
Age 62 of Buffalo.

Bergeron, Richard Joseph
May 23, 1941 - July 31, 2017
Age 76 of Minneapolis. Preceded in death by parents George and Mary and sister Mary Jeanne. Survived by wife Barbara; children Stefan, Ari and Joshua; brothers William, George and Tom; sister-in-law Cheryl; nephews Matthew, Eric, Billy; nieces Beth and Christy; a large extended family of friends and loved ones. Memorial service will be held at Rose Vine Hall, 2801 Snelling Ave, Roseville MN 55113 on Saturday, August 26th from 1-5pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to your charity of choice. (Published in the Star Tribune on August 19, 2017).

Burke, Dorothy Marie Ann (nee Lynch)
December 5 1947 - July 31, 2017
Age 69 of Woodbury.

Dobosenski, Henry Kenneth
October 30, 1945 - July 31, 2017
Age 71 of Ham Lake.

Dean, Ermghart Pauline (nee Colburn)
March 12, 1929 - July 30, 2017
Age 88 of Monticello.

Erickson, Denise (nee Dugdale)
August 4, 1931- July 30, 2017
Age 85 of Eagan. passed away at Our Lady of Peace Hospice in St Paul, MN. Survived by children Eric, Dale and Kristen; grandchildren Fraser, Denise, Lindsay, Chloe, Shelly and Eric and great-grandchildren Sylvie, William and Olivia. She is also survived by numerous members of her stepfamily. Preceded in death by her parents, Douglas and Frances Dugdale, first husband Col. Eric A. Erickson Jr. and second husband Clifford Crook. She was born in Carterton, England where she married the young and dashing Lt Eric A Erickson Jr. She lived in Bloomington, Hastings and Eagan among other places around the United States. She was a long time parishioner of Saints Martha and Mary Episcopal Church in Eagan. She loved tennis, gardening and dogs. She was the most loving and caring person you could have met. She will be missed greatly by both families. Funeral services will be held at the historic Ft Snelling Chapel on the 25th of August at 9:30 AM followed by interment at Ft Snelling National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family prefers donations to Our Lady of Peace Hospice, 2076 St Anthony Ave, St Paul, MN 55104 where she received wonderful care in her final days with us. (Published in the Star Tribune on August 19, 2017).

Helander, Allan Joseph
July 14, 1987 - July 30, 2017
Age 30 of Maplewood.

Rivard, Daniel Clement
August 8, 1969 - July 30, 2017
Age 47 of Inver Grove Heights.

Dennis, Maraellen (nee Sellers)
October 11, 1927 - July 29, 2017
Age 89 of Burnsville.

Fidler, Mary Elaine (nee Szabla)
June 26, 1925 - July 29, 2017
Age 92 of Becker.

Kaluzne, Michael Anthony
July 11, 1952 - July 29, 2017
Age 65 of Minnetonka. Survived by mother: Marge; wife: Nancy; daughters Sarah (Paul) and Jody (James); son: Bobby (Rachael); 10 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Also survived by brother: James (Diane); and sister Lori (Sam). Please join us to celebrate the life of our Beloved Mike! Services: Saturday, August 12th, 2017 at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Hopkins. Visitation: 10:00 AM and service 11:00. Luncheon following service in Fellowship Hall. (Published in the Star Tribune on August 5, 2017).

Cato, Roy W
July 3, 1950 - July 28, 2017
Age 67 of Minneapolis.

Chavez, William Anthony
January 17, 1938 - July 28, 2017
Age 79 of Woodbury, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family. William is survived by children, Rebecca, Roshelle, David, Daniel, and Donald, whom he shared with former spouse, Patricia Chavez Knutson; 11 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; siblings, Victoria, Henry, Joseph, and David. Funeral service will be at Our Lady of Guadalupe, 401 Concord St., St. Paul, MN on Thursday Aug. 3, at 11AM with a visitation one hour prior. (Published in Pioneer Press on August 1, 2017).

Croteau, Kirsten Renee
April 8, 1992- July 28, 2017
Age 25 of Minneapolis.

Springer, Ronald Rudolph
November 1, 1945 - July 28, 2017
Age 71 of Ramsey.

Woodruff, Paul James
October 9, 1963 - July 28, 2017
Age 53 of Minnetonka.

Fink, Kathleen Mae (nee Flaherty)
May 25, 1930 - July 27, 2017
Age 87 of Lilydale. Preceded in death by Husband Ted. Survived by sons: John, Mark, Paul, Matthew, Joseph, Peter; 11 grand children; 23 great grandchildren; sister Barbara Kline and nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass held at 10:00 AM Friday, August 4 with visitation 9:30 at St. Peter's Catholic Church 1405 Sibley Memorial Hwy, Mendota, MN. (Published in Pioneer Press on August 1, 2017).

Gorsegner, Julie Ann (nee Sill)
June 17, 1941 - July 27, 2017
Age 76 of Coon Rapids, peacefully passed into the arms of our Heavenly Father. Preceded in death by her parents; brother and son-in-law. Survived by her loving husband LeRoy; children Shelly (Scott), Tammy, Randy (Meschell), Doug (Teresa); sister Carol (Don); grandchildren Jessica (Todd), Stephanie (Joe), Jeanne, Joshua (Karley), Eric (Nicole), Heather (Jason), Brandi, Jami (Jason), Cody (DeAndra); and 13 great grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be held August 2, 2017 from 4:00 to 9:00 PM with a Memorial Service at 6:00 PM at Brookhall Event Center, 11930 Central Ave. NE, Blaine, MN 55434. (Published in the Star Tribune on July 30, 2017).

Blake, Kirstin Ruth
November 29, 1967 - July 26, 2017
Age 49 of Ogden, Utah.

Buchanan-Fillmore, Cleo Patricia (nee Buchanan)
July 28, 1948 - July 26, 2017
Age 68 of Saint Paul.

Candelent, Thomas B.
September 4, 1941 - July 26, 2017
Age 75 of Saint Paul.

Manger, James Allen
April 10, 1955 - July 26, 2017
Age 62 of Brooklyn Park. Preceded in death by his father, Lawrence. Survived by sons, Matthew (Jamie) and Adam (Kyra); 5 grandchildren and former wife, Debra. Also survived by his mother, Agnes; brother, Ronald and sister, Arlene (Thomas) Peszynski. Visitation 9-11 AM on August 19 at St. Austin Catholic Church, 4050 Upton Ave. N., Minneapolis. Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM. Lunch will follow the service. Internment in Northern MN. (Published in the Star Tribune on August 12, 2017).

Zwanziger, James Leroy
August 3, 1944 - July 26, 2017
Age 72 of Faribault.

Gomez Ventura, Mayro Raul
September 7, 1953 - July 25, 2017
Age 63 of Burnsville.

Klepsa, Robert Dale
March 2, 1950 - July 25, 2017
Age 67 of Mora.

Albrecht, Margaret Louise
January 1, 1950 - July 24, 2017
Age 67 of Saint Louis Park.

Reyome, Gladys Mae (nee Bandstra)
December 18, 1940 - July 24, 2017
Age 76 of Minneapolis.

Avalos, Moses John
May 20, 1964 - July 23, 2017
Age 53 of Maple Lake.

Johnson III, Rev. Saul III
December 12, 1946 - July 23, 2017
Age 70 of Saint Paul, succumbed to cancer. He is survived by his children, grandchildren, ex-wife, and many loving friends and family. Saul graduated from Luther-Northwestern Seminary and long served his community as a minister and social worker with organizations including the Wilder Foundation, O'Shaughnessy Home, St Paul Area Council of Churches, MN Institute on Black Chemical Abuse, Hennepin County, and Twin Cities Rise. He also served on numerous boards and committees for local government, organizations, and schools. Saul will be missed for his generosity and energetic spirit. (Published in the Star Tribune on July 29, 2017).

Kelley, Isabelle Mildred (nee Smythe)
December 1, 1925 - July 23, 2017
Age 91 of Minneapolis.

Marklowitz, Frederick William, Jr.
July 22, 1937 - July 22, 2017
Age 80 of Hopkins, formerly of Sauk Rapids.  Survivors include sons, Steve (Sheri), Scot, Bill, Fred (Carla), Jon (Becky); daughters, Sue (Dion) Schindler, Lanell (Brad) Kincaid; brother, Milo (Ida); sister, Arlene Hetrick.  Preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Lydia, daughter Kathi; brothers, George, Glen, Donald and Norman. (Published in the St. Cloud Times on July 25, 2017).

Szasz, Audrey Elizabeth (nee Treadwell)
July 25, 1928 - July 22, 2017
Age 73 of Stillwater, passed away peacefully. Survived by children, Julia Douglas, Andrew, Mary-Anne (Paul) Rabenort; grandchildren, Louis, Christina (John), Paul, Joshua, Daniel, Charlie; great-grandson, Jackson; sister, Beryl (UK); many nieces and nephews, her dogs, Daisy Mae, Oscar, Merle and Hank. Private services. (Published in Pioneer Press on July 26, 2017).

Telstad, Robert Arthur
March 17, 1944 - July 22, 2017
Age 73 of Cook, following a brief battle with brain cancer. A native of St. Paul, he was preceded in death by his parents, Olof and Elsie. Survived by his wife of 30 years, Warna "Winkie"; brother, Jim (Phyllis); sister, Pam (Dennis) and sister, Susan; six nieces and nephews. Bob spent 4 years in the Air Force and then worked for Western/Delta Airlines from 1967 - 2000 when he retired and moved to Cook, MN. He will be greatly missed by his family and many wonderful friends. A celebration of life will be held August 5, 2017 at the Croatian Hall, 445 2nd Av. So., South St. Paul, MN. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to your local Humane Society. A very special thanks to the Minneapolis VA Hospice Unit. (Published in Pioneer Press on July 30, 2017).

Woodruff, Tanya
June 26, 1946 - July 22, 2017
Age 71 of Minneapolis.

Davis, Audrey Louise (nee Stout)
May 1, 1941 - July 21, 2017
Age 76 of Minnetonka.

Denham, James Alvin
February 24, 1957 - July 21, 2017
Age 60 of Hopkins.

Dickman, Steven Robert
March 28, 1963 - July 21, 2017
Age 54 of Staples.

Horner, Jeffrey Scott
July 3, 1951 - July 21, 2017
Age 66 of Saint Joseph.

Burmeister, Betty Lou (nee Youtsy)
January 13, 1927 - July 21, 2017
Age 90 of White Bear Lake.

Lewis, Terry Lee
March 24, 1960 - July 21, 2017
Age 57 of Montgomery.

Olson, Russell John Martin
May 12, 1949- July 21, 2017
Age 68 of Detroit Lakes.

Darrington, Lois Jean (nee Kittelson)
August 16, 1937 - July 20, 2017
Age 79 of Woodbury.

Deyoe, Roman Petro
January 11, 1978 - July 20, 2017
Age 39 of Buffalo, New York.

Gary, Corlette Renea
December 30, 1965 - July 20, 2017
Age 51 of Chicago, Illinois.

Kautz, Kenneth Roger
February 27, 1941 - July 20, 2017
Age 76 of Saint Paul, passed away peacefully. Preceded in death by parents, Alice and Ewald; sisters, Karen and June. Survived by loving wife, Patricia (Kuehn); children, Lisa (Rick) DeRose, Randy (Sue), Susan (Phillip) Von Hinueber, Ricky, Amy (Ron) Boerjan; 12 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; brother, Mel (Darlene); and sister, Jane (Jerry); nieces, nephews, and cousins. Kenny worked in the grocery business for 63 years. Memorial Service Friday 11:00 AM, July 28, 2017. Visitation 1 hour prior at Saint Stanislaus Church 398 W Superior St, St Paul, MN 55102. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred.(Published in Pioneer Press on July 23, 2017).

Plageman, Verlynne Donald
September 21, 1949 - July 20, 2017
Age 67 of Saint Paul.

Donovan, Christine Louise (nee Motter)
May 14, 1953 - July 19, 2017
Age 64 of Le Sueur.

Campbell, Michelle Dawn
February 6, 1959 - July 18, 2017
Age 58 of Shoreview. passed away at home surrounded by loved ones. She was born on February 6, 1959 in St. Cloud, MN to James and Adeline (Lemke) Campbell. A funeral service will be held at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 674 Johnson Pkwy. St. Paul, MN at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 22, 2017. Visitation will be an hour before the funeral service. Burial and graveside service will follow at 3 p.m. at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, 23845 County Road 40, Albany, MN. Michelle grew up in Winona, MN and moved back to St. Cloud in 1974. She graduated from St. Cloud Technical High School in 1977. She began her college studies at St. Cloud State University and completed her Bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies by graduating Summa Cum Laude from Bemidji State University in 1983. During her career, Michelle worked as a laboratory technician manager for Environmental Protection Laboratories and Jack Frost/Gold 'n' Plump Poultry in St. Cloud. In 1993, she began working for the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and was most recently the Laboratory Services Chemistry Section Manager. She was a member of the American Chemical Society and the Association of Official Analytical Chemists. Michelle is survived by her sister, Jody Quinn of Anchorage, AK; aunt and Godmother Ardella Kjelstad of Red Wing, MN; uncle Gary Campbell of Nova Scotia, Canada; cousins Wendy Kjelstad, Steve Kjelstad, Tammy Hinrichs, Daniel Sjurseth, Allen Sjurseth, Keith Sjurseth, Joel Lemke, Jamie Markle and Jody Boisen and their families; Godsons Lucas Mason and Aaron Dockendorf. Michelle was preceded in death by her parents, Adeline and James Campbell, aunt Allegra Sjurseth, uncle Erhard Lemke and many friends and family. Michelle will be especially missed by her close friends/caregivers Wendy Kjelstad, Tammy Hinrichs, Jean Dockendorf, Susan Mason, Ellen Detra, Sue Miller, Kelly Richards, Rachel Mason and Tessa Thelen. She will be fondly remembered as a generous and loyal friend. Her family and friends are especially grateful for the ministry and support of Pastor Brian Scoles and his wife Alaine.(Published in the St. Cloud Times on July 21, 2017).

Hall, Thomas Franklin
August 21, 1948 - July 18, 2017
Age 68 of Eden Prairie.

Petersen, Connie Marie (nee Engel)
March 2, 1960 - July 18, 2017
Age 57 of Grove City.

Uehling, Ruth Ann (nee Peterson)
September 7, 1938 - July 18, 2017
Age 78 of Pine City.

Widell, Margaret Helen (nee Thomsen)
April 7, 1926 - July 18, 2017
Age 91 of Aitkin, died peacefully amidst family in her daughter's home in North Branch, MN. Born to Walter Thomas Thomsen and Marion Jensen April 7, 1926 in Minneapolis, MN where she lived her childhood. Preceded in death by her father, mother, brothers Donald and Walter (Tom) Thomsen, loving husband Duaine and son Norman. Survived by sons Ronald (Shanda) and Jerol, daughter Beth (Mark) Cedergren, brother Daniel (Rebecca) Forschler, grandchildren, great grandchildren and a great great grandson. Memorial service will be 12:30 PM, Friday, July 28th at New Life Alliance Church, 11 1st St. SW, Aitkin, MN. Visitation will precede the service at 11:00 AM. Interment will be at Fish Lake Lutheran Church in a subsequent private ceremony. In lieu of flowers Marge would have preferred donations to the New Life Camp Scholarship Fund, in care of New Life Alliance Church.(Published in the Star Tribune on July 22, 2017).

Bundy, Cathy Jo (nee Dougherty)
December 31, 1959 - July 17, 2017
Age 57 of Anoka.

Conrad, Bibiana Maria (nee Hudalla)
December 24, 1927 - July 17, 2017
Age 89 of Saint Paul.

Palmiter, Caleb Charles
November 2, 1963 - July 17, 2017
Age 53 of Minneapolis.

Wheaton, Mary Jeanne (nee Kennedy)
September 26, 1947 - July 17, 2017
Age 69 of Richfield.

Lindberg, Jeffrey Robert
November 18, 1971 - July 16, 2017
Age 45 of Minneapolis.

Tyler, Oliver Jr.
January 20, 1965 - July 16, 2017
Age 52 of Brooklyn Park.

Dearly, Wicahpi Isnala Nanjin Win
June 30, 1988 - July 15, 2017
Age 29 of Saint Paul.

Hallberg, Ernest Raymond
May 23, 1924 - July 15, 2017
Age 93 of Roseville. Passed away peacefully on July 15, 2017 and went home to be with the Lord. Preceded in death by wife of 60 years, Eva; parents, August and Palma; and siblings, Marvin, Palmer, Robert, Ralph, and sister Bernice (in infancy). Survived by children, Daniel (Calinda), Daryl (Mary), Diann (Chad) Edens; 8 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild; and many nieces & nephews. Memorial Service 11:30am Saturday, July 22, at Bethany Baptist Church, 2025 Skillman Ave W, St. Paul. Visitation 1 hour prior at 10:30am. Private interment at Sunset Cemetery. Memorials to Bethany Baptist Church. (Published in Pioneer Press on July 18, 2017).

Haugen, Ruben Glenn
November 9, 1922 - July 15, 2017
Age 94 of Burnsville. Noted jazz and symphony orchestra musician and university professor (Univ of MN, St. Olaf College, Univ of St. Thomas, MacPhail Center for Music), executive director of Arrowhead Music Camp (Barnum, MN). Preceded in death by father, Christopher mother, Emma (nee Haagenson), brothers Ken, Bud, Gwynne, and sister Maxine. Survived by wife Marie; children Sharon, Robert (Linda), and Julie (Thomas); stepchildren Mark (Linda), Scott and Todd (Wooldridge); grandchildren Erik, John, Kristina, Jonathan, and Alexander; and many nieces and nephews. Private burial service will be held at Fort Snelling. A public memorial service will be held at the St. Olaf College Chapel in Northfield, MN on Sunday, July 30 at 1:00 pm (visitation), 2:00 pm (Service). In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Ruben Haugen Woodwind Scholarship Fund at MacPhail Center for Music, Mpls. (Published in the Star Tribune on July 22, 2017).

Alberg, Karen Alice
March 19, 1942 - July 14, 2017
Age 75 of Woodbury. She was the second of four daughters of Ruth and Elmer Alberg, longtime Alexandria residents. She graduated from Jefferson Senior High School and St Cloud Beauty College and was a skilled beautician first in Alexandria and then at several St Paul salons. Karen was an active member of Roseville Lutheran Church and took pleasure in volunteering there. Karen was pre-deceased by her parents and is survived by her three sisters: Pauline (Charles) Maahs of Overland Park, Kansas, Susan Wall of Naples, Florida, and Jean (Russ) Bey of Alexandria, plus 6 nieces and nephews. A private interment will be held in Alexandria. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Roseville Lutheran Church, 1215 Roselawn Ave W, Roseville, MN 55113, or Guild Incorporated, 130 South Wabasha Street, Suite 100, St Paul, MN 55107. (Published in the Star Tribune on July 22, 2017).

Eisworth, Mary Louise (nee Miller)
June 14, 1927 - July 14, 2017
Age 90 of Bloomington. Preceded in death by husband, Henry; parents, Lee and Esther Miller; siblings, Dorthy Chapman and John Miller. Survived by brother, Jim; compadre of 40 years, Tisa Bauer; relatives and friends. Born and raised in Minnneapolis, Lou spent her entire adult life in Texas, moving back to MN only after being widowed in 2000. She graduated from St. Margaret's Academy and the U of MN. She wanted you to know... It has been a long and wild ride, friends and neighbors, but it is now time to go because I feel like an old car: I could use new spark plugs, the radiator leaks, the upholstery is really shot and the tail pipe is burned out. Interment will be at Southpark Cemetery in Pearland, TX. In accord with her wishes, there will be no funeral. (Published in the Star Tribune on July 22, 2017).

Jackson, Cody James
August 15, 1991 - July 14, 2017
Age 25 of Coon Rapids. We will miss your bright smile and big heart. Preceded in death by father Pat Jackson, grandfather Jim Jackson. Survived by daughter Claire, mother Heidi Jackson, sister Liz Jackson (Aaron Hill), grand-parents Janet Bennett, Walter (Georgia) Bennett, Connie Jackson, uncle Shawn and many other loving uncles aunts, cousins and friends. Funeral service Friday, July 21 at Advent Lutheran Church, 540 E River Rd, Anoka. Service at 11 AM, visitation one hour prior. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred. (Published in the Star Tribune on July 17, 2017).

Lawson, Joshua Andrew
March 31, 1973 - July 14, 2017
Age 44 of Saint Paul,a much loved member of the Selby/Snelling community, died peacefully at his home. Family and closest friends were at his side. He will be deeply missed by many. A memorial gathering will be held on Saturday, July 22nd, 4pm, at Cahoots Coffee Bar, 1562 Selby Ave.(Published in Pioneer Press on July 20-21, 2017).

Rounds, Richard Brian
December 19, 1953 - July 14, 2017
Age 63 of Saint Michael.

Sauntry, Michael Joseph
March 15, 1939 - July 14, 2017
Age 78 of West Saint Paul. Mike worked as an attorney and helped grow the firm Collins, Buckley, Sauntry & Haugh in St. Paul. After beating cancer in 2008, he retired and focused on his poetry and volunteering (Habitat for Humanity and served on the board of Boys To Men). Mike leaves until the next time around his sweetie of 8 years, Sandy Smith; his son, Mark (Heather) Sauntry; their son Corwin; his sister Betty (Cliff) Isadore; brother Jim (Colleen) Sauntry. He will be missed by all of the Sauntrys and relations and innumerable friends that he would count as family. A Celebration of Life is planned Wednesday for family and friends. Send condolences to sauntry1@gmail.com. (Published in Pioneer Press on July 18, 2017).

Sikaffy Aguilar, Allan Bishara
October 23, 1969 - July 14, 2017
Age 47 of Saint Paul Park.

Vadnais, Cathy Jean (nee Petsh)
June 6, 1956 - July 14, 2017
Age 61 of White Bear Lake.

Lawrence, Adrienne Rose
April 8, 1940 - July 13, 2017
Age 77 of South Saint Paul.

Melander, Norris Norbert
May 29, 1932 - July 13, 2017
Age 85 of Burnsville. formerly of Thief River Falls, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by loved ones on July 13. He was preceded in death by his wife Marlene, daughter Shawn, parents Aaron and Agnes, siblings Rosemary, James, Leroy and Dennis. He is survived by son Murray (Carol) and their children Matt and Derek (Jessica); son Mark (DeeDee) and their children Ian (Lindsay), Brock (fiancee Emily), McKenzie; and daughter Julie Crippes (James) and their children Jack, Sarah, Thomas and Daniel; and great-grandchild Decklan Melander. Also survived by twin brother Morris and brother Allan. Norris had a work ethic second to none. He was an avid entrepreneur involved in numerous ventures and prided himself on making a deal with a handshake. In 1963 he purchased Home Lumber Co. in Thief River Falls which later expanded to many locations including the Twin Cities. Former President of the Northwestern Lumber Assoc. Norris was happiest outside working with his family in his yard and tending to his gardens. Visitation will be on July 21 at 10 a.m. with a Celebration of Life at 11 a.m. A luncheon will follow. All will take place at Church of St. Peter, 1405 Highway 13, Mendota, MN 55150. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to a hospice of your choice.
(Published in the Star Tribune on July 15, 2017).

Pittendorfer, Eric Victor
January 4, 1961 - July 13, 2017
Age 56 of Saint Paul. Survived by his wife, Nancy, of 36 years. Also survived by brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews. He will be missed by many friends. A small memorial will be held at Como Park Conservatory, Sat. August 5, at 11AM. (Published in Pioneer Press on July 30, 2017).

Urang, Thelma Bernice
August 20, 1931 - July 13, 2017
Age 85 of Birch Hills, Saskatchewan, Canada. Former missionary to Congo. Service at Oxboro Free Church, July 27, 1:00pm (Published in the Star Tribune on July 23, 2017).

Johnson, Ken Lee
March 28, 1960 - July 12, 2017
Age 57 of Maplewood.

Johnson, Robert Gene
August 9, 1961- July 12, 2017
Age 55 of Maple Grove. Robert passed away after an arduous battle with respiratory illness and chronic pain. Preceded in death by parents, Catherine and Alexander Johnson, and his beloved Italian greyhound, Orbit. Survived by significant other, Renée Anderson; children, Nicholas and Jordi Johnson, sisters, Penelope Paris and Janet Butler; and his two dear chihuahuas, Zoomer and Bella. Robert was an internationally acclaimed toy manufacturer, designer and vintage toy expert, and a world-class double-bass drummer, whose band had opened for Prince. He was also very proud to be of Greek descent (family name Iannois of Sparta). Funeral service 4 pm, July 19, 2017 at Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church, Mpls (612-926-7651). (Published in the Star Tribune on July 17, 2017).

Knudson, Lowell Curtis
January 19, 1925 - July 12, 2017
Age 92 of Oak Park Heights.

Young, Harriette
July 8, 1947 - July 12, 2017
Age 70 of Minneapolis.

Boucha, Deborah Jean Elliott (nee Robbinson)
March 5, 1950 - July 11, 2017
Age 67 of Minneapolis. passed away peacefully surrounded by family. Survived by children, Steve Elliott, Neita Elliott; grandchildren, Brandy, Paige, Klayton; great grandchildren, Brayden, Gracelyn, Pasilee; many loving relatives and friends. Debbie enjoyed fishing, camping, and being with family. There will be a service to celebrate Debbie's life on Sunday, 7/16 from 3-6 PM at Bradshaw Funeral Home, 3131 Minnehaha Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN. (Published in the Star Tribune on July 13, 2017).

Mandel, Mark Jay
August 31, 1954 - July 11, 2017
Age 62 of Minneapolis.

Nigusse, Tadesse Hailu
March 12, 1954 - July 11, 2017
Age 63 of Saint Paul.

Brown, Jane Catherine (nee Hager)
December 9, 1942 - July 10, 2017
Age 74 of Brooklyn Center.

Burau, Diane Elizabeth (nee Fistman)
August 28, 1948 - July 11, 2017
Age 68 of Lakeville.

Johnson, Joan Nola (nee Gorst)
December 31, 1935 - July 10, 2017
Age 81 of East Bethel.

Kremer, Erik Odin
February 25, 1977 - July 10, 2017
Age 40 of Frederic, Wisconsin.

Metzger, William Ronald
August 4, 1930 - July 10, 2017
Age 86 of Saint Paul.

Petracek, Kenneth James
November 30, 1953 - July 10, 2017
Age 63 of Minneapolis.

Lee, Emogene (nee Williams)
July 1, 1946 - July 9, 2017
Age 71 of Eagan.

Biegner, Robert William
September 8, 1950 - July 8, 2017
Age 66 of Bloomington.

Aust, Thomas Richard
May 17, 1939 - July 7, 2017
Age 78 of Ham Lake. Survived by his beloved wife, Trish; sons, Jon (Patti) and Jay (Lynn); grandsons, Tanner and Trevor, who filled his days with tremendous pride and joy; sisters, Phyllis Nagle of TX, Gloria Sanio; niece and nephews. Private service. (Published in the Star Tribune on July 16, 2017).

Bakely, Vernon Elbert
February 7, 1966 - July 7, 2017
Age 51 of Caledonia.

Briggs, Coleen Ruby (nee Thwing)
August 12, 1960 - July 7, 2017
Age 56 of Bloomington.

Nelson, Phillip John
April 18, 1970 - July 7, 2017
Age 47 of Bloomington.

Pettit, Sue Ellen
December 7, 1951 - July 7, 2017
Age 65 of Farmington.

Smith, Charles Thomas
August 27, 1949 - July 7, 2017
Age 67 of Saint Paul.

Dennstedt, John Charles
August 5, 1954 - July 6, 2017
Age 62 of Circle Pines. passed suddenly of an aortic aneurysm rupture. Born August 5, 1954, he was raised in Minneapolis, MN. John enjoyed spending time with family and friends, visiting the Hinckley area for shenanigans, and rebuilding old cars. Preceded in death by his mother Eleanor Witte, father Clarence Dennstedt, siblings Vanessa, Judy, Robert, Norman, and Kenny. Survived by his wife of 36 years, Denise, daughters Laura (Shaun) Kelly, Sarah (Timothy) Pofahl, and Alyssa Dennstedt, grandson Jack Kelly, siblings David (Allore) Denn-stedt and Zandra (Chris) Anderson, sister-in-law, Joyce Dennstedt, numerous family and friends. John will be greatly missed. A celebration of life will be held at the Minneapolis Eagles FOE #34, 2507 E. 25th St. Minneapolis, MN 55406 on Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 1 to 4 pm. (Published in the Star Tribune on July 8, 2017).

Ostreim, Patricia Kay (nee Brigham)
June 11, 1948 - July 6, 2017
Age 69 of Mound. Survived by husband, David. daughter, Erica (James) Witzmann and grandchildren; son, Andrew (Nicole) Ostreim. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. (Published in the Star Tribune on July 15, 2017).

Madden, Gregory Martin
October 31, 1946 - July 5, 2017
Age 70 of Owatonna.

Giernet, Beverly Ann (nee Sabart)
September 3, 1940 - July 5, 2017
Age 76 of Osakis.

Hoffstrom, Judith Anne
June 23, 1939 - July 5, 2017
Age 78 of Vadnais Heights. Formerly of Duluth. Preceded in death by children, daughter, Susan Jouppi and infant son; parents, Robert & Marie Keenan; siblings, brother Tim and sisters Patty, Marie, and Joan. Survived by children, daughters, Bonnie Christensen and Anne Jouppi and son, John (JJ) Jouppi; grandchildren, Brandon (Alyssa) Jouppi, Mark Williams, Abbey Christensen and Megan Christensen; great grand-children, Tristan, Levi, Wyatt, Jack, and Noah; siblings, brother Bob (Jeni) Keenan and sister Kathi Drexler. CELEBRATION OF LIFE: 2 p.m. Friday, July 14, 2017 in the Roselawn Cemetery Chapel, 803 Larpenteur Ave. West, Roseville, MN 55113. (Published in Pioneer Press on July 6, 2017).

Smith, Annie Dale (nee Sims)
June 7, 1953 - July 5, 2017
Age 64 of Woodbury.

Tousignant, Daniel Joseph
August 13, 1939 - July 5, 2017
Age 77 of Inver Grove Heights.

Bjornberg, Gayle Ann
January 23, 1953 - July 4, 2017
Age 64 of Woodbury.

Johnson, Richard Gordon
January 10, 1956 - July 4, 2017
Age 61 of Saint Paul.

Roth, Kenneth Kintaro
September 25, 1960 - July 4, 2017
Age 56 of Minneapolis.

Hamilton, Christopher Edward
March 25, 1957 - July 3, 2017
Age 60 of Minneapolis. Survived by his mother, Marianne; his siblings, Gregory, Normandy, Antonia, Jean, Mary; and many other relatives and friends. Visitation will be July 22, 2017, 2-4 pm at Kenwood Isles, 1425 W. 28th St, Mpls. Memorials preferred to Minnesota Recovery Connection. (Published in the Star Tribune on July 15, 2017).

Haug, Richard
February 19, 1947 - July 3, 2017
Age 70 of Saint Paul.

Liptock, James Joseph
September 13, 1943 - July 3, 2017
Age 73 of Minneapolis.

Meyer, Sandra Marie
October 5, 1963 - July 3, 2017
Age 53 of Minneapolis.

Nordstrom, Karin Edith (nee Larson)
October 13, 1940 - July 3, 2017
Age 76 of Minneapolis. Mother, grandmother, proud Washburn HS graduate ('58), Karin died July 3 from advanced cardio-pulmonary disease. Preceded in death by parents, Hazel and Henry Larson; brother, Rolf Larson; husband, Don Nordstrom. Survived by sister, Liz Spangenberg; brother, Jon Larson; daughter, Tracy (Kurt); son, Paul (Noelia); and grandchildren Tucker, Adrian, Milo, Mario, and Hazel. Celebration of Karin's life Sunday, August 13, Gale Mansion, 2115 Stevens Avenue South, at 11:30 am with hors d'oeuvres and wedding cake (her favorites) to follow. Bring a story to share. Memorial info: tracy@tracynordstrom.com (Published in the Star Tribune on July 11, 2017).

Ransom, Wade Josepf
January 19, 1955 - July 3, 2017
Age 62 of Buffalo.We lost a great guy on July 3, 2017. Wade Ransom is at peace after an incredibly courageous and valiant battle with cancer. He fought with quiet dignity and selflessness and never backed down once. It was heartbreaking to see him go, but we are grateful he is finally free. Wade was a really funny and charismatic guy. He loved car racing (Rusty), golfing (duffer), people, music, books, his job at Home Depot, his friends and most of all his family. Preceded in death by sister Amy. Survived by wife, Nancy and sons, Zac and Max; parents Robert Wade and Billie Kathryn; brother Pery, sisters Julie and Mia; nieces and nephews Jessie, Lee, Erik, Shauna and Joseph. A special thanks to Dr. Stuart Bloom and his RN Becky who were absolutely incredible and everyone at Abbott Northwestern Oncology/Radiation. We are grateful to each and every one of you. A Celebration of Wade's life will be held Sunday July 9 at 1:00 pm at the Ox Yoke Inn, 261 CR 92 North, Maple Plain, MN. Godspeed Edaw Mosnar. It was an honor. (Published in the Star Tribune on July 6, 2017).

Welli, Larry Joe
August 28, 1938 - July 3, 2017
Age 78 of Richfield.

Boelter, Dwain Robert
September 13, 1946 - July 2, 2017
Age 70 of Lakeville. Survived by wife Sang Jun; brother Lance; nieces Deborah and Amy; nephew Dain; and many friends. Graduated from U of M with a pre-doctorate in Psychology. Vietnam combat Tet offensive vet. Animal lover, would not even kill a mouse. Lover of fine art, music, and landscaping. Memorial 5pm Friday, July 7, 2017 at Cherokee Tavern in West St. Paul. (Published in Pioneer Press on July 6, 2017).

Boettger, Eugene Francis
May 10, 1946 - July 2, 2017
Age 71 of Arden Hills.  Preceded in death by parents, Everett and Elsie. Survived by wife, Janice; son, John (Samantha); grandchildren, Rowan Everett and Louisa Mae; brother, Clarence (Marlene); sisters, Marlene Skrivseth (Jarrell dec) and Sylvia Rose (Mark); nieces, nephews and many loving friends. Memorial Service Monday, July 10th at 11AM at GLORIA DEI LUTHERAN CHURCH, 700 South Snelling Ave. Visitation one hour prior to the service. Family is requesting memorials be designated to ALS Foundation and Vivienne's Joy Foundation. 651-767-9333 (Published in Pioneer Press on July 7, 2017).

Ferguson, Reigh
August 5, 1939 - July 2, 2017
Age 77 of Jordan.

Nunley, Billy III
December 22, 1982 - July 2, 2017
Age 34 of Northridge, CA

Shaw, Melvin
September 22, 1946 - July 2, 2017
Age 70 of Voorhees, NJ.

Phung, Dong Huu
May 5, 1949 - July 1, 2017
Age 68 of New Brighton.

Roalstad, Sandra Lee (nee Huff)
August 26, 1949 - July 1, 2017
Age 67 of Peoria, AZ. passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family. She graduated from Mound, MN High School in 1967 and was always the life of the party. She loved hard and enjoyed every precious moment of her life. An accomplished cook, Sandy could whip up a mean pot of spaghetti.the kind that warmed your heart and healed your soul. Her favorite road trip was to Laughlin, NV to take her chances with "lady luck". She is survived by her loving husband David Roalstad; daughters Kim Norby and Jenny Jensen, and her seven grandchildren who brought her great joy. The family wishes to thank all of those who cared for her during the last week of her life, especially the caring staff at Woodwinds Hospital, Woodbury, MN. (Published in the Star Tribune on July 8, 2017).

Brian, Marcus William
December 18, 1968 - June 30, 2017
Age 48 of Victoria.

Robeck, Terri Lynn (nee Coxen)
July 13, 1960 - June 30, 2017
Age 56 of Arlington.

Ryba, Aron Brian
January 13, 1958 - June 30, 2017
Age 59 of Saint Louis Park.

Edgerly, Betty Ann (nee Rindels)
May 5, 1938 - June 29, 2017
Age 79 of Blaine.

Nyquist, Gary John
October 1, 1950 - June 29, 2017
Age 66 of Isanti. Owner of Nyquist Electric in Isanti, MN, passed away suddenly on Thursday June 29. He is survived by his wife Ann Corbett; children David Nyquist (Sherry Bohn), Andrea Brooks (Nick), and Lisa Nyquist; grandchildren Shyan, Riley, Raeya and Ava; his mother Irene Hedberg (Dean) and step-mother Mary Nyquist; many brothers and sisters, being especially close to Alray Nyquist and Scott Flett; also survived by many loving brother-in-laws, sister-in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. There will be a celebration of his life on Saturday, July 15 starting at 2:00 pm at our home.(Published in the Star Tribune on July 8, 2017).

Parisian, Elizabeth Louise (nee Erger)
January 31, 1936 - June 29, 2017
Age 81 of Maple Grove.died peacefully at home with her husband by her side. Betty was born on January 31, 1936 in Henderson, CO to Peter and Mary (Schroer) Erger. She loved playing sports. Betty played catcher in two World Series softball tournaments. After graduating with a degree in Occupational Therapy, in 1958, she met and married the true love of her life, Jack Parisian on September 26, 1959. They raised their five children in Crystal, MN. She was a loving and devoted mother. She spent over 50 years working in her field. Her career included 20 years running her own chronic pain management business, Healthy Returns. She was a pioneer in alternative therapy. Most of all, Betty loved her husband, Jack. They were side by side always. Betty will be remembered as devoted, committed, tender but tenacious, compassionate, adventurous, strong, athletic, powerful, confident, wise and one that really enjoyed a good pun. Betty is survived by her husband, her five children and their spouses, and 13 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be Monday, July 10, 2017 at St. Vincent De Paul, Osseo with 10:00 am visitation and 11:00 am service. (Published in the Star Tribune on July 8, 2017).

Ballack, Maria Hildegard (nee Richter)
September 10, 1926 - June 28, 2017
Age 90 of Oak Park Heights.

Boswell, Constance Ruth (nee Erickson)
July 10, 1947 - June 28, 2017
Age 69 of Bloomington.

Carlson, Lorena Mae (nee Smith)
July 6, 1936 - June 28, 2017
Age 80 of Andover.

Gustavson, Guy Walter
October 24, 1966 - June 28, 2017
Age 50 of Prescott, WI.

Harris, Bryan Dion
January 25, 1974 - June 28, 2017
Age 43 of Saint Paul.

Rank, Douglas John
March 28, 1951 - June 28, 2017
Age 66 of Saint Anthony, formerly of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully. Survived by husband, Christopher Michael Clark. Memorial Service 12 pm on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Northeast United Methodist Church, 2510 Cleveland Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418. 612-789-7462. With visitation one hour prior. (Published in the Star Tribune on July 11, 2017).

Shuman, Judith Tillotson
November 16, 1946 - June 28, 2017
Age 70 of Hibbing.

Ziolkowski, Doreen Ann (nee Klein)
July 18, 1959 - June 28, 2017
Age 57 of Saint Paul.  Died peacefully after a courageous fight with cancer. Survived by beloved husband, Michael; son, Clint; granddaughter, Avery; dogs, Toby and Dusty; many relatives and friends. Private family service will be held. (Published in Pioneer Press on July 2, 2017).

Donley, Paul Arthur
January 4, 1946 - June 27, 2017
Age 71 of Bloomington. Paul passed away peacefully with his wife Merry of 49 years at his side. Born to Warren and Laura Donley, Paul grew up in Alexandria, MN, where he later retired. Paul and Merry enjoyed nine years on Lake Carlos and countless rounds of golf at the Alex Golf Club, where Paul served on the Board and as President for years. Paul loved sports, whether playing or watching, but he especially enjoyed his 40 consecutive years in the annual Resorters Golf Tournament. Paul is survived by his loving wife Merry; two devoted sons Michael of Bloomington and Scott (Courtney Briden) of Minneapolis; three grandchildren Jackson, Nicholaus, and Katelyn; sister Dorothy (DeWayne) Bisek of Nelson; brother William (Carol) of Williamsville, New York; sister Karen Donley of Coon Rapids, and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his two sisters, Barbara and Katherine. Paul earned a football scholarship to Concordia College in Moorhead and graduated with a BA in Elementary Education. While there, he met Merry. He later returned to Concordia as Director of Development in 1973. Paul was a natural leader. From his high school days as Minnesota President of the State Student Council to a 34-year career in education, Paul was known as a principled leader who met both personal and professional challenges with great energy and optimism. Paul began his career in Burnsville teaching 6th graders before becoming a principal at William Byrne Elementary. He spent many years in the Moundsview School District as the Coordinator of the Community Resource Center, then Director of Communiity Education, and later Executive Director of Operations. He led several successful referendums during his tenure that generated significant funding for Moundsview. Paul completed his career in the Wayzata School District as the Executive Director of Human Resources before retiring in 2004. While there he made significant contributions to the organizational structure and hiring practices. Paul will be remembered for his commitment to education, his unwavering devotion to his family, and his life-long friendships. He will be missed. A celebration of life will be held at 11am on Tuesday, July 11, with visitation one hour prior to service at Transfiguration Lutheran Church, 11000 France Ave., Bloomington. Memorials preferred to Concordia College or Transfiguration Lutheran Church. A special thank you to N.C. Little Hospice. (Published in the Star Tribune on July 1, 2017).

Nelson, Milton Stanley
June 9, 1937 - June 27, 2017
Age 80 of Columbia Heights. Survived by wife of 58 years, Joanne; children, Judy (Tom) Arnold, Natalie Anderson, Jim (Kristin), Michelle (Dave) Gibson; grandchildren, Ashley (Erik), Lee, Cody (Lindsey), Tommy, Zach, Sam, Lucy, Lauren, Griffin; sister, Marilyn Nelson; many relatives and friends. Celebration of life at Oak Hill Baptist Church, 4141 University Ave. N.E., Columbia Heights, MN on Saturday, July 1, at 11am with visitation one hour prior. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to: Give Hope 2 Kids, Children's Shelter of Cebu, or Oak Hill Baptist. (Published in the Star Tribune on June 28, 2017).

Hofeld, Kathy Ann (nee Moser)
April 30, 1956 - June 26, 2017
Age 61 of Wyoming, MN.

Kamletz, Wayne Ward
July 11, 1947 - June 26, 2017
Age 69 of Minneapolis.

La Pean, Dawn Marie
April 22, 1963- June 26, 2017
Age 54 of West Saint Paul. Survived by her children Jeremy & Desiree Pedersen and her family. Celebration of Life will be held on July 8, 2017, from 1-4pm. At Echo Ridge, Oakdale, MN. (Published in Pioneer Press on July 2, 2017).

Ranta, Gay Lynn (nee Schaller)
October 28, 1943 - June 26, 2017
Age 73 of Shakopee.

Sorenson, Leigh Kingram
July 19, 1933- June 26, 2017
Age 83 of Apple Valley.

Hastings, Paul Milton
November 16, 1935 - June 25, 2017
Age 81 of Coon Rapids. He was born in Des Moines,IA to Lawrence and Jesse Hastings on November 16, 1935. Preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Rose Adams, Arlene Stang, and Rita Oline. Survived by wife, Kay and her daughters, Julie and Jodie; his children Warren (Althea), Wes (Tricia), Roberta, and Alan (Denise) from his marriage to Carol Hastings; grandchildren, Firmino, Rosana, Alex (Erin), Llewellyn, Rhys, Cooper, Ari, Austyn, Dallas, Emma, and Angela; many nieces and nephews. Paul's love for family, music, and friends will be long remembered. Join us for a celebration of Paul's life at Moes Restaurant on Friday, July 7th, 5-8pm, 2400 County Hwy 10, Mounds View, MN or Felix and Oscars Pizza on Saturday, July 8th, 5-8pm, 4050 Merle Hay Rd., Des Moines, IA. (Published in the Star Tribune on July 1, 2017).

Reinken, David Duane
May 9, 1959 - June 25, 2017
Age 58 of Minneapolis.

Smalley, Christian Alexander
June 6, 1960- June 25, 2017
Age 57 of Saint Paul.

Staads, John Allen
April 7, 1951 - June 25, 2017
Age 66 of Springfield.

Walker, Jean (nee Campbell)
August 22, 1930 - June 25, 2017
Age 86 of Woodbury.

Mattox, Ann Marie (nee Flodquist)
August 9, 1951 - June 24, 2017
Age 65 of Marine on Saint Croix. Passed away unexpectedly. Survived by the love of her life Tom, children Brian and Lily. Celebration of life planned 7/8/2017 at 11:30 am, 18785 Layton Ave. N., Marine, MN 55047. No flowers, gifts, or donations.(Published in Pioneer Press on July 2, 2017).

Nichols, Robert Carl
March 29, 1956 - June 24, 2017
Age 61 of Eden Prairie.

Ulferts, James Joseph
May 24, 1949 - June 24, 2017
Age 68 of Minneapolis.

Graham, Carole Elizabeth
January 24, 1964 - June 23, 2017
Age 53 of Deephaven.

Hessburg, Deborah Dawn (nee Richards)
March 12, 1951 - June 23, 2017
Age 66 of Remer. She was a loving sister, wife, mother, and grandmother. Survived by her husband of 43 years, Joe Hessburg; sister, Sandra Becker; son, Nate (Shannon); and grandchildren, Kiley and Jordan. Deb was preceded in death by her father and mother, Thomas Aldrich Richards and Margaret Richards. She was a truly amazing person and friend to many. She had many passions from synchronized swimming to skiing, music, and exploring the outdoors. Deb's main passion in life was what she made a career out of, wine. She had a love of wine that anyone in her life that was fortunate enough to benefit from her wisdom was a welcome recipient. Her love brought her to far reaches of the earth and she gained a love for France, Spain and Italy in particular. Deb will be remembered for her wonderful smile, her excellent sense of humor, and how she would brighten any room she entered. She is now in a better place and is surely dancing the night away with a glass of champagne in her hand. Burial took place at Fort Snelling on June 29th with her loving family gathered together. A celebration of life will be held at 4403 Woodley Trail, Remer, MN 56672, on July 15th at 2:00pm. A second celebration will be held at The Wine Company, 425 West Minnehaha Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55103, on July 22nd at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers a donation will be accepted and donated to a local animal shelter in her name. (Published in the Star Tribune on July 1, 2017).

Jacobson, Carol Mae (nee Dietz)
February 26, 1939 - June 23, 2017
Age 78 of Annandale.

Kelly, Elizabeth Margueritte
July 16, 1940 - June 22, 2017
Age 76 of Minneapolis.

Krueger, Elsie Clara Marie (nee Tesch)
March 25, 1921 - June 22, 2017
Age 96 of Minneapolis.

Pascoe, Mary Lew Franchere (nee Bridge)
November 26, 1949 - June 22, 2017
Age 67 of Eden Prairie passed away peacefully, surrounded by her four children and her brother after a 10-month battle with stage 4 cancer. She fought courageously until the very end. She is survived by children Todd (Mary), Dustin, Jenna, and Camille; grandchildren Morgan and Charlie; brothers Mike and Jeff; and many other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by husband Morgan, 6/7/94. Mary Lew loved her dog Ellie, playing tennis, going to movies, and was the very best Taboo and Boggle player around. Most of all she loved spending time with family. One of her regrets was not seeing Trump get impeached. An Open House Celebration of Mary Lew's Life will be held from 5-9pm on Thursday, June 29 at Arneson Acres, 4711 W 70th St, Edina, MN. (Published in the Star Tribune on June 24, 2017).

Vanick, Patricia Elizabeth (nee Peters)
October 18, 1956 - June 22, 2017
Age 60 of Minneapolis.

Krell, Eugene William
December 20, 1948 - June 21, 2017
Age 68 of Coon Rapids. Eugene peacefully left this Earth on June 21, 2017, summer solstice. He was born December 20, 1948 to Evelyn (Voss) Krell and William Krell, Jr. in Pipestone where he later graduated in 1966. He served in the Air Force for 4 years before marrying the love of his life, Darrnell Nece. Their 4 children were raised in Coon Rapids, MN. Gene's love is unending for his wife, children, grandchildren, and his family. Our family will continue to cherish his love for Pickerel Lake. Gene kept the DMV busy with cars, motorcycles, and watercraft. His grandchildren often said, "Papa can fix it!" Gene's last surprise purchase, a custom golf cart he named "Ruby" will be enjoyed by generations to come. Gene is survived by his loving wife, Darrnell; children, McArthur "MAK", Naomi (Kevin), Elijah, Sashi (Brad); grandchildren who he adored with all his heart, Crystel, Anthony, Mason, Allison, Zachary, Luciana; parents, Evelyn (Voss) and Russell Harmsen; siblings, Mike (Karen) Harmsen, Bev York, Joyce (Carl) Pierret, Vicki (Brad) Quist, Deanna Scott, Kim (Tom) Frazier; many relatives and friends. Preceded in death by his dad, William Krell, Jr.; brothers, Randy Krell and Terry Harmsen. A celebration of Gene's life will be on Saturday, July 8 at 11AM at Sgt. John Rice VFW Post 6316, 1374 - 109th Ave., Blaine, MN 55434 with a luncheon to follow. Please wear Gene's favorite color, red. Memorials preferred to The American Red Cross. (Published in the Star Tribune on June 24, 2017).

Mootz, Donald Lee
April 9, 1948 - June 21, 2017
Age 69 of Saint Paul.

Adelmann, Frank Michael
March 16, 1958 - June 20, 2017
Age 59 of Saint Anthony. Preceded in death by parents, Thomas and Clarice; and brother, Kurt. Survived by sisters, Pamela (Jeffrey Tenney) Adelmann, Carol (Vincent) Linders; nephew, Alexander (Logan Opse) Linders; niece, Natalie Linders; great-niece, Sophia Linders; his cat Peaches, and many relatives and friends. Frank was a kind and gentle soul and had a great sense of humor. He loved music, family history, and cats, and followed politics avidly. Funeral 11am Weds. June 28 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in New Brighton. Visitation at the church 5-7pm Tuesday June 27 and one hour before the service. Memorials preferred to Feline Rescue. (Published in the Star Tribune on June 24, 2017).

Patterson, William Scott
July 27, 1972 - June 20, 2017
Age 44 of Minneapolis.

Sanz, Barbara Jean
June 11, 1961 - June 20, 2017
Age 56 of Saint Paul. Survived by significant other Ken Jary; mother Geri; son Jeremy; brother Kenny (Heidi); grandson Nate; and niece Kendra. And many other caring relatives and friends. A memorial celebrating Barb's life is planned. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred. For details, please contact Ken Jary 651-459-4639. (Published in Pioneer Press on June 25, 2017).

Williams, Henry Lee Jr.
March 16, 1939 - June 20, 2017
Age 78 of Saint Paul.

Kessler Jr., Kenneth James
March 15, 1933 - June 19, 2017
Age 84 of Mounds View. Passed away peacefully and surrounded by his loving family on June 19, 2017. Formerly of Carbondale, Illinois and Roseville, Minnesota. Preceded in death by parents, Kenneth and Marie Kessler and wife, Constance Lewis Kessler. Survived by sister, Eleanor Rine; children Deborah McMahon, Cyndie Kessler-Criswell, Melanie Trnka, and Thomas Kessler; grandchildren Ryan, Michael, and David McMahon, James Trnka, Teal Foster, and Sabrina Criswell; great-grandchildren, Madeline and Evelyn McMahon, Leah, Natalie, and Jack Foster, and Wyatt Whittaker; and his beloved dog, Nellie. Ken was born in Wheeling, West Virginia, where he met his wife, Connie. He obtained his PhD in Plant Pathology from the University of West Virginia, Morgantown. He spent his entire career working for the U.S. Forest Service in Rhinelander, Wisconsin; Marquette, Michigan; St. Paul, Minnesota; and Carbondale, Illinois. Ken enjoyed reading, classical music and opera, gardening, researching, nature, and watching volleyball and football. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, the Ramsey County Public Library, or the Ramsey County Humane Society. (Published in Pioneer Press on June 25, 2017).

Wojciechowski, Linda Darlene (nee Henderson)
April 8, 1951 - June 19, 2017
Age 66 of Minneapolis.

Watkins, James Edward Jr
August 29, 1964 - June 18, 2017
Age 52 of Apple Valley.

Davis, Naomi Helen (nee Nichols)
December 12, 1925- June 17, 2017
Age 91 of Saint Paul.

Mullarky, Lori (nee Campbell)
August 19, 1968 - June 17, 2017
Age 48 of Saint Paul. Beloved Mom and Wife Passed away peacefully with family by her side on June 17, 2017. Lori is survived by her husband Kevin, children Keegan and Lucy. A funeral mass will be held June 22 at 5:00 pm. at the Church of the Assumption in St. Paul. Visitation 2 hours prior. Memorials will be used for Keegan andLucy's education fund (529) in memory of Lori. (Published in Pioneer Press on June 20, 2017).

Neumann, Gerald August
September 1, 1931 - June 17, 2017
Age 85 of Cottage Grove.

Chapin, Deborah Ann
July 25, 1953 - June 16, 2017
Age 63 of Minneapolis.

Schaffer, Timothy George
December 31, 1955 - June 16, 2017
Age 61 of Minneapolis. Preceded in death by parents, Colen and Marion Schaffer. Survived by siblings, Colleen Davern (Tom), Mary Hollenkamp (Jerry), Patricia Suchan (Jim), Lucy Kriha (Dan), Rita Ayd (Dave), Dan Schaffer (Beth), Lora Torgerson (Rick), many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. Private family service and interment. (Published in the Star Tribune on June 17, 2017).

McCoy, Jerome
November 27, 1950 - June 16, 2017
Age 66 of Minneapolis.

Vaughn, Roy Jr
July 12, 1929 - June 16, 2017
Age 87 of Lakeville.

Gooselaw, Phyliss Jean (nee King)
May 4, 1950 - June 15, 2017
Age 67 of White Bear Lake. Preceded in death by husband Francis; parents Milton and Gertrude King; brother Donald; sisters Virginia and Kathy. Survived by brother Jerry (Kathy); sisters LaVerl and Marlene; brother in law Leonard, and several nieces and nephews. Mass will be said in memory of Phyliss on Sunday Jan 21, 2018, at 9:00am. Saint Mary of the Lake Catholic Church, 4741 Bald Eagle Avenue, White Bear Lake, MN 55110. There will be no further services at Phyliss's request. Memorials are preferred to Our Lady of Peace Hospice (ourladyofpeacemn.org). (Published in the Star Tribune on July 1, 2017).

Sandoval, Ramiro E
October 19, 1929 - June 15, 2017
Age 87 of West Saint Paul.

Buss, Andrew Eugene
August 16, 1963 - June 14, 2017
Age 53 of Minneapolis. Retired US Navy, passed away unexpectedly on June 14, 2017. Survived by his wife Melissa (Anderson); sons Jonathan (Amy Parker) and Michael (Kaylynn Olson); honorary daughter Kimberlie May; grandsons Caden, Garrett, Jonathan, and Colton; honorary granddaughter Azaryah; mother Faith Buss; brother John Buss (Kampanard); sisters Diana Buss and Karen Drake (Dan Pence); niece Lara Buss (Ronnie Sanchez); nephew Aaron Drake; and grand-niece Dylan Riot. Services will be held July 5, 2017 at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery 11:30 am. Starting at 5 pm, a celebration of life picnic will be held at Wabun Park in Mpls. (nr Minnehaha Falls). (Published in the Star Tribune on July 3, 2017).

Ellis, Michael Andrew
June 23, 1969 - June 14, 2017
Age 47 of Richfield.

Schave, Laura Lynn (nee Bolenbaugh)
October 23, 1954 - June 14, 2017
Age 62 of Wyoming passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with ALS. Preceded in death by father James Edward Bolenbaugh. Survived by husband Warren, daughter Dianna, foreign exchange daughter Andrea (Ivan) de Uribe, mother Jane Bolenbaugh, brother Gary (Elaine) Bolenbaugh, and many other family members. Celebration of Life Service 4 PM, Sunday, July 9th at Linwood Covenant Church. Visitation at 2:30; reception to follow service. Memorials preferred to the ALS Association: alsmn.org (Published in the Star Tribune on June 24, 2017).

Yerxa, Sally Carr
February 13, 1941 - June 14, 2017
Age 76 of Eden Prairie passed peacefully at age 76. Please call 763-200-1341 for Memorial Services. (Published in the Star Tribune on June 17, 2017).

Mosley, Earl
July 4, 1954 - June 13, 2017
Age 62 of Saint Paul.

Ordyniec, Joseph James
June 14, 1958 - June 13, 2017
Age 58 of Columbia Heights. Preceded in death by parents Frank and Virginia. Survived by siblings Janice, Clayton, and Sandy; many cousins, nieces, nephews, and aunts. Memorial service 11:00 AM at Faith Lutheran Church, 11115 Hanson Blvd., Coon Rapids, MN on Wednesday, June 28. Visitation 10:00-11:00 AM. Luncheon to follow. Joe will always be remembered as a loving, caring soul with an amazing sense of humor & contagious laugh.
(Published in the Star Tribune on June 21, 2017).

Reynolds, Bruce Edward
August 25, 1946 - June 13, 2017
Age 70 of Andover.

Bock, Karen Elsie
January 12, 1965 - June 12, 2017
Age 52 of Apple Valley.

Otterdahl, Thomas Bert
December 1, 1944 - June 12, 2017
Age 72 of Bloomington. Tom was born in Minneapolis, MN graduated from Bloomington High School, attended Normandale Community College and University of St. Thomas. Tom is survived by Sue Blackstone, his children Andy (Christine) Otterdahl, Cory Otter-dahl, Sue's children Andrew (Bea) Blackstone and Abby Blackstone. His 6 grandchildren Payton, Trevor, Mason and Max Otterdahl, Nick and Dylan Fox. His sibling's Duane (Kay) Otterdahl, Dennis (Shelby) Otter-dahl, Shirley Ring and Sharon LePage. Many nieces and nephews; family and friends. Preceded in death by his parents Nanford and Hazel Otterdahl. Tom loved family, friends, basketball, golf and anything with sugar in it! A Celebration of Life will be held at the Grand 7 Saloon, 315 West 7th Street, St. Paul on Saturday June 24, 2017 from 3-8 PM. With a "Toast to Tom" at 5 PM, bring your favorite Otts story. (Published in the Star Tribune on June 17, 2017).

Brown, Juanita Germain (nee Gohlke)
August 27, 1924 - June 12, 2017
Age 92 of Minneapolis.

Rasmussen, Delores Ramona (nee Larson)
May 7, 1929 - June 12, 2017
Age 88 of Forest Lake passed away peacefully surrounded by her children on June 12, 2017. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sat., June 24, 1:00 pm at Faith Lutheran Church, 886 North Shore Dr., Forest Lake. Visitation 12-1 pm. Interment at a later date, Oak Grove Cemetery, LaCrosse, WI. Memorials preferred to Fairview Hospice, 11725 Stinson Ave., Chisago City, MN 55013 or donor's choice. (Published in the Star Tribune on June 17, 2017).

Rogers, Barbara Jean
February 8, 1941 - June 12, 2017
Age 76 of Fridley died peacefully on June 12, 2017 --Loving Day--at Saint Therese at St. Odilia.
The youngest of twelve siblings in an Irish Catholic family, she grew up in Sturgis, SD; graduated from Northern State University in Aberdeen; and as a young woman settled in Fridley, MN, where she raised her own family. Barb is remembered fondly as a kind and loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, wife, colleague and dear friend. She was a long-time member, memorable lector and active volunteer at Church of St. William in Fridley. She taught English, drama, and language skills in public high schools in St. Anthony Village and St. Paul, and was an instructor and manager for an education company. She also was a businesswoman, nursing student, stage performer and director, avid reader of news and poetry, bowler and kitchen dancer with an infectious laugh. Throughout her life she prayed and advocated for peace and social justice. Barb is survived by two children, Kari and Erik, and daughter-in-law Constance; three grandchildren, Grace, Esme and Aengus; her dear friend Ron; two sisters, Mary and Kathleen, sister-in-law Barb and brother-in-law Paul; and loving nieces and nephews. If you met Barb, you were friends. We hope you felt her deep faith, generosity and love. Funeral Mass on Thursday, June 15, at 11:00 AM, at Church of St. William. No visitation. Memorial luncheon to follow. Burial at a later date in Sturgis. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Families Moving Forward at Church of St. William or Our Lady of Peace Hospice in St. Paul. (Published in the Star Tribune on June 17, 2017).

Weber, Lynn Marie (nee Batterson)
May 3, 1964 - June 12, 2017
Age 53 of Saint Paul Park.

Wilkening, Todd Joel
November 22, 1965 - June 11, 2017
Age 51 of Apple Valley. On Sunday, June 11th we lost a special man. He loved his family more then he would say. He was a gentle and kind man that lived to help others, a true servant. He is survived by his wife and best friend Laurie Salden-Wilkening; sons Stetson (Jess) and Ben (Tabbie); grandchildren (Kaileigh, Anika, Skyler, Cheyanne); mother Judy Wilkening and step-mother Bonnie Wilkening; siblings: Rob (Margie), MaryAnn (Tom); sisters-in-law, Cherie, and Nancy (Steve); and many beloved friends and family. As an animal lover, he will be deeply missed by his fury kids (Hermie, Maddie, and Gracie). Todd was well known for his commitment and comprehensive approach to solving his client's business issues. He had over 35 years' experience working directly with health care owners in Property, Facilities and Construction Management. His innate passion for the Facilities Management industry was felt by owners, colleagues and staff alike and has thus helped Todd bring owners creative solutions, to include many local and national awards in Facilities and Environmental Management and Sustainability. He ran a faith based company as he was a very spiritual man. Todd founded FMAdvantage, LLC to help serve the ongoing needs of the Facilities Management industry with a focus on being a partner looking out for the best interest of owners in partnership with key resources and educational aides. Todd had been a speaker for corporate education seminars spanning over the past 15 years, including private and public organizations, IFMA, HCI, ASHE, TJC, State of Minnesota, University of Minnesota and WCCO Radio. Todd had served as the Vice President of Research for the International Facility Managers Association's Health Care Institute (IFMA-HCI) and was pursuing his interest in continued research with IFMA-HCI Midwest for the advancement of health care facility management. Todd was also a known publisher for multiple media sources regarding complex facility management issues. A ceremony celebrating the life of Todd Wilkening will be held at Grace Lutheran Church in Apple Valley on Friday, June 23rd at 2 PM; visitation will begin at 1 PM until the time of the service. Should friends desire, contributions may be sent to your local animal humane society in lieu of flowers. My dear husband Todd, we promised to love each other forever. I ache at just the loss of you and our future together on earth. "I thought of you today. But that is nothing new. I thought of you yesterday. And days before that too. I think of you in silence. I often speak your name. Your memory is my keepsake. With which I will never part. God has you in his keeping. I have you in my heart". (Published in the Star Tribune on June 17, 2017).

Moe, Christine B (nee Bunk)
May 11, 1940 - June 10, 2017
Age 70 of Oakdale.

Carr, Adeline Irene (nee Olson)
June 8, 1926 - June 9, 2017
Age 91 of Saint Paul. Passed away peacefully on June 9, 2017. Survived by daughter, Lisa (Garth) Carr Thornton;; granddaughter, Julia Thornton; many relatives and friends. Adeline enjoyed her family, friends, was an avid reader and loved genealogy. Adeline will be deeply missed. Private family services.(Published in Pioneer Press on June 11, 2017).

Gerads, Jean Ann (nee Henry)
September 26, 1954 - June 9, 2017
Age 62 of Delano.

Hockert, Marilyn Catherine (nee Rondeau)
May 20, 1944 - June 9, 2017
Age 73 of Brooklyn Park. Preceded by husband, Daniel Hockert Sr. Survived children, Melissa, Paula and Daniel Jr.; grandchildren, Caitlin, Eric, Kelli, Dylan. Also survived by sister, nieces, nephews, and friends. Memorial service will be Friday, June 23, 11 AM, with gathering starting at 10 AM, Nativity Lutheran Church, 3312 Silver Lake Road, St. Anthony, MN 55418. Memorials preferred to the family.(Published in the Star Tribune on June 17, 2017).

Reedy, Steven Anthony
August 16, 1960 - June 9, 2017
Age 56 of Mound passed away unexpectedly. Survived by sons Trevor and Steven, Jr.; 6 siblings and friend Pam. Memorial service will be Thursday, June 22 at WayCross Evangelical Church, 7733 West River Road, Brooklyn Park with visitation 5:00-7:00 PM with service at 7:00 PM. (Published in the Star Tribune on June 17, 2017).

Rollison, Ernest Patrick "Pat"
October 14, 1947 - June 9, 2017
Age 69 of Saint Cloud. Pat Rollison died on June 9th, 2017, in Breezy Point, MN. Pat was born on October 14, 1947 in Pueblo, CO. He served in the U.S. Air Force. He was united in marriage on May 6th, 1977 to Joan (Hoeschen). Pat worked for the United States Postal Service for 29 years before retiring in 2010. Pat is survived by his wife, Joan; son, Michael (Kathy) Bean of Frisco, TX; son, Andrew Rollison of St. Augusta; daughter, Shanna (Ryan) Eason of Elk River; and brother, Russell Rollison of Pueblo, CO; 5 grandchildren; and many other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents. A private Honors Ceremony and burial will be at The Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Camp Ripley.(Published in St. Cloud Times June 11-12, 2017)

Christner, Vicki Lynn (nee Jorgenson)
April 17, 1957 - June 8, 2017
Age 60 of Rosemount.

Townsend, John William
November 12, 1948 - June 8, 2017
Age 68 of Saint Cloud.

Lee, Joseph Arthur
May 28, 1944 - June 7, 2017
Age 73 of Crystal.

Wipijewski, Michael George
September 1, 1955 - June 7, 2017
Age 61 of Baldwin, WI.

Gregory, Annabell Rose (nee Morris)
December 2, 1923 - June 6, 2017
Age 93 of Eagan. Survived by husband of 67 years, Deane Gregory; brother, Eugene Morris; children, Judy (Kevin) Kramer, Tom (Becky) Gregory, Nancy (Brian) Field; 8 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and beloved caregiver, Sue. Private family service. (Published in the Star Tribune on June 10, 2017)

Johnston, Timothy Ray
September 27, 1953 - June 6, 2017
Age 63 of Cocoa Beach, FL, passed away in Brooklyn Park.

Panek Jr., William Joseph
July 4, 1936 - June 6, 2017
Age 80 of Inver Grove Heights. Passed away peacefully after a 10 yr. battle with cancer. Survived by wife Onalee, children John (Theresa), Gregg (Christine), Karen, Julie (Randy) Brueske, Jennifer. 4 grand-daughters, Leah (Mikey), Cassandra, Sarah, Margaret, gr. granddaughter Charlotte. Brothers Robert (Lila), Bernard, and many nieces, nephews, and friends. Memorial service will be held on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 11:00 AM, with visitation one hour prior, at St. John Lutheran Church, 765 Margaret St., St. Paul. A special thank you to all staff at the University of Minnesota Hospital & Clinics for their excellent and loving care. Memorials preferred to St. John Lutheran Church. (Published in Pioneer Press on June 11, 2017)

Brown, Ronald Rodell
January 12, 1952 - June 5, 2017
Age 65 of Saint Paul. Preceded in death by his mother, Beatrice Brown. Ronald is survived by his father, Rodell Brown; son, Patrick Brown; and son, Alexander Brown. Ronald graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BA in Music where he then taught music at Battle Creek Middle School. While simultaneously being a professional musician, he made great success with such hits as "Siempre" and "Ninja" which are still talked about in the Jazz community to this day. His love of music led him to meet many musicians in the Twin Cities music scene who have remained lifelong friends. Plans for a celebration of his life will be Thursday, July 27th. Location and information to follow. Please feel free to send photos, memories or just your contact information so we can help gather all his loved ones in one place. RonBrownMemorial@gmail.com
(Published in the Star Tribune on June 17, 2017)

Olinger, Steven Russell
March 6, 1958- June 5, 2017
Age 59 of Carver, was called home to be with his Lord on June 5, 2017. Preceded in death by his father, Gary. Survived by his wife of 38 years, Sandra Corrine; daughter Tara (Scott) and son Tony (Becky); grandchildren Brady and Bella; mother, Evelyn; siblings Debbie (Steve), Gary (Carla), Chris (Cherrie), and Dawn (Gregg); and many loving relatives and friends. A private memorial service will be held. Steve was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, friend, and hockey coach. His wisdom, strength, and good cheer will be dearly missed by all those who had the great pleasure of knowing him. "Someday you will read in the papers that I am dead. Don't believe a word of it. I am more alive than ever!" -D.L. Moody. (Published in the Star Tribune on June 7, 2017)

Barton, Leslie F.
November 10, 1921 - June 5, 2017
Age 95 of Vadnais Heights.

Tropp, Clare Marie
March 26, 1954 - June 4, 2017
Age 63 of Minneapolis left this beautiful planet June 4, 2017. Always creative with incredible wit, she had the gift of bringing laughter and joy to any situation. Her generous spirit and sense of humor will live on in the hearts of the countless people whose lives she brightened. Clare strongly believed life is about bringing more love into the world. She did this with exuberance, and was truly grateful for the abundance of love shown to her by others. Clare is survived by her wife of 28 years, Kathy Kornblum, her parents, Ma and Pa (Margaret and Robert) Tropp of Westmont, Il, brothers Bob (Jackie), Jim (Jan), Pete (Laura), sister Katy Cecchi (Dan), her niece and five nephews, numerous godchildren, and scores of dear friends who will cherish their memories of her positive attitude and zest for life. A Celebration of Clare's Life: June 22; 2 PM visitation, 4 PM services; St. Joan of Arc Church, MPLS; reception following. Private interment. To honor Clare's giving nature, memorials to Wags and Whiskers Animal Rescue, the MN State Fair Foundation, or the Heifer Project. (Published in the Star Tribune on June 7, 2017)

Hochstedler, Robert Lynn
February 20, 1938 - June 4, 2017
Age 79 of St Paul.

Lindvall, Anthony Richard
July 5, 1972 - June 4, 2017
Age 44 of Blaine.

Crane, Stephen Donald
June 30, 1946 - June 4, 2017
Age 70 of St. Paul.passed away peacefully at Our Lady of Peace near his home in St Paul, Minnesota, early Sunday June 4, surrounded by loving family and friends. He is survived by his devoted wife of 20 years Susan Crane; and beloved children, sons Jeffery and Matthew, and daughter Mendi Crane Eymard and son-in-law Anthony Eymard and a community of close friends. He was preceded in death by parents Donald V. Crane and Dorothy Van Wormer and siblings Michael Crane and Patricia Last. Born and raised in Tulsa, OK, Stephen worked as a successful photojournalist for 25 years and was a graduate of the New Mexico Military Institute and Oklahoma State University. He moved to St. Paul in 1997, and worked tirelessly for the past 20 years as a master's level clinician for both the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and The Retreat. He was an avid reader, loved to cook, spending time with his dogs and listening to music. Stephen was loved and adored by all who knew him and through his example helped countless individuals find a path to recovery from addiction. He believed firmly in the inner child in all of us and that his real purpose on earth was to "be of maximum service to God and the people about us." A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 10th, 2017 at The Retreat at 1221 Wayzata Boulevard East, Wayzata, MN 55391. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to The Retreat Elder Program in the name of Stephen D. Crane. (Published in the Star Tribune on June 6, 2017)

Cartwright, Willard John
August 1, 1926 - June 3, 2017
Age 90 of Stillwater

Auger, Patrick Louis
Septemer 6, 1978 - June 3, 2017
Age 38 of Sturgeon Lake.

Mackie, Lorna Jean
July 18, 1957 - June 3, 2017
Age 59 of Burnsville

Phyle, Daniel James
January 23, 1962 - June 3, 2017
Age 55 of Minneapolis. Survived by loving wife Jeanne Phyle, sons Mark and Jason Phyle, sister Mary Lou Mossberg (Robert), grandchildren, close family and friends. We will miss our "Danny". Memorial Service 11 AM Sunday, June 11 (TODAY), Eastside Neighborhood Center, 1700 2nd St. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413. (Published in the Star Tribune on June 10, 2017)

Rieck, David Robert
March 28, 1976 - June 3, 2017
Age 41 of Brooklyn Center.

Dobie, Diane Marie
June 25, 1962 - June 2, 2017
Age 54 of Bloomington.

Fritschel, Max Richard
May 21, 1926 - June 2, 2017
Age 91 of Rosemount, formerly of Minocqua, WI passed away peacefully on June 2, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was born in Milwaukee, WI, the son of Max C. Fritschel, Jr. and Mary G. (Griffith) Fritschel. Max grew up in Milwaukee and graduated from Shorewood High School in 1944.  Like many in his generation, he enlisted in the US Army Air Force (USAAF) and was trained as a top turret gunner on the Boeing B-29 superfortress bomber before the war ended. In 1951, he married Arlyne “Sandy” (Sandell) Fritschel and continued his education under the G.I. bill, completing a B.S. in Business Administration at Marquette University in 1952. In 1952, the Federal Bureau of Investigation was seeking to add to their ranks and Max was recruited to start what became a distinguished career in law enforcement. Trained in Quantico Virginia, his role as a Special Agent brought him to stops in Houston, Denver, New York City, and Chicago. Under J. Edgar Hoover’s direction, he worked criminal investigations that spanned bank robberies, interstate hijackings, kidnappings, and the pursuit of fugitives.  His 10 years in New York focused on the surveillance of the most notorious members of well-known mafia families of the 1960’s and 1970’s. Some notable events in his career occurred when he was assigned to help investigate the 1964 murders of civil rights workers in Mississippi and the 1973 occupation of the town of Wounded Knee, South Dakota. Max’s testimony at several trials helped lead the government case against high-profile criminal figures. Although his retirement from the FBI in 1977 was mandatory at age 55, he continued his law enforcement career by helping structure and organize the Illinois Bureau of Investigation as its Deputy Director. In 1981, Max and Sandy chose Minocqua as their retirement home, but Max wasn’t ready to focus only on golf. He joined the Minocqua Police Department as a somewhat over-qualified parking meter attendant, but also served as a mentor to younger officers and acted as a liaison on investigations that involved the State of Wisconsin or federal authorities. Max and Sandy enjoyed 35 years in Minocqua, creating many fond memories with their family on Lake Minocqua and at the Minocqua Country Club. Max was a long-time member of Calvary Lutheran Church and the American Legion. He was a devoted Green Bay Packer and Wisconsin Badger Football fan.  He loved to golf and socialize, enjoying an occasional cocktail with friends. Max is survived by Arlyne “Sandy”, his loving spouse of 65 years, his sister Anne (Forrest) Crone of Appleton, WI, daughter Linda (Tom) Reasoner of Lisle, IL, daughter Mary (Tim) Doerr of Montgomery, IL and son Jamie (Colleen) Fritschel of Inver Grove Heights, MN. Also surviving are eight grandchildren and seven great grand-children.  He was preceeded in death by his son Mark. At Max’s request, a private memorial service will be held.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Augustana Care directed to the Rosemount Senior Living campus (Augustanacare.org).  Max will have his final resting place in the Friends Quaker cemetery in McNabb, Illinois.

Mundwiler, Melissa Amy
August 9, 1944 - June 2, 2017
Age 72 of Maplewood.

Curley, Mary Magelen (nee Black)
October 2, 1928 - June 1, 2017
Age 88 of Rosemount passed away peacefully surrounded by family on June 1, 2017. She was a bright light and joyous spirit. She loved God, her family and friends, laughter and life. We will miss her warmth, her smile and her great love. Preceded in death by husband, Francis "Bud"; sons, Brian, Shawn, Casey; and grandson, Jacob Trebil. Survived by children, Patrick, Colleen (Paul) Trebil, Mary (John) Hamre, Barry (Colleen), Terry (Geno) Anderson, Napper (Denise), Shannon (Diane); 26 grandchildren; 28 great-grandc hildren; brother, John (Kay) Black; sister-in-law, Mary Ann Hayes; many relatives and friends. Celebration of Life 8:30am, Thursday June 8, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 13900 Biscayne Ave., Rosemount, MN. (Published in the Star Tribune on June 3, 2017)

Alston, Christine
December 23, 1960 - June 1, 2017
Age 56 of Minneapolis.

Cody, Jon Michael
November 2, 1957 - June 1, 2017
Age 59 of Minneapolis passed away unexpectedly at his home. Preceded in death by father, John "Jack" P. Cody. Survived by mother, Anita Acosta; children, Talaya Clark, Shawn Clark, Jason (Casey) Clark, Robin Kovarik, Tori Kovarik; grandchildren, Tyler Clark, Nevaeh Peterson, Stephanie Peterson, Nicole Peterson, Michael Clark; and many family and friends. Celebra-tion of Life 1-6 pm Saturday, July 1 at Cedar Inn, 4155 Cedar Ave S, Mpls. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred. (Published in the Star Tribune on June 17, 2017)

Kramer, Joseph Anton
February 3, 1954 - June 1, 2017
Age 63 of Duluth. Formerly of St. Paul. Memorial service 3PM, 6/16 at Unity Church - Unitarian, St. Paul. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred.
(Published in the Star Tribune on June 12, 2017).

Freeberg, Dwight Douglas
September 7, 1956 - June 1, 2017
Age 60 of Mounds View. Survived by wife Loreen Freeberg, daughters Megan (Walter) Rauen, Katlin Freeberg; step children Kristen (Matt) Peterson, Joseph (Jessica) Kueppers; siblings Gwen (Paul) Snaab, Gayle (John) Marcucci, Brian (Liz) Freeberg, Angel (Steve) Lauder, Amyl Freeberg, four grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Preceded by parents Don and Georgine Freeberg, brother Bruce and sister Debbie. Memorial service will be held from 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm with service starting at 6 pm Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 at the Mounds View Community Center, 5394 Edgewood Dr, Mounds View. (Published in the Star Tribune on June 10, 2017).

Martin, Daniel Lee
June 5, 1947 - May 31, 2017
Age 69 of Wayzata, died unexpectedly in his home in Wayzata, MN on May 31, 2017, 6 days shy of his 70th birthday. Dan was born in Nyack, NY, and grew up as a MK & PK in Cyprus, Beersheba (Israel), Minnesota, and Saskatchewan (Canada). Dan married Leigh Ann Spaulding in 1970 and served with the U.S. Armed Forces in Germany from 1971 through 1973. He was honorably discharged and was active in the Army Reserves for 22 years. Dan worked for the State of MN for 45 years. Dan was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin & Ruth Martin, son-in-law Jeff Robinson, and many aunts & uncles. He is survived by his daughter Sherri "Marti", son Jayme (Sarah), grandchildren Bradley, Lukas, Gabriella & Greyson, and siblings Keith (Jenny), Nathan (Diane), Shirley (Steve) Gader, & Darrell (Darlene), and many nieces, nephews, aunts, cousins & friends. A Memorial Services will be held at Hiawatha Church, 4155 41st Ave S, Minneapolis 55406 at 3pm on Monday, June 12. Dan will later be laid to rest with honors at Fort Snelling. In lieu of flowers, please consider mailing a check made out to D. Martin Grandchildren College Fund at the above address.
(Published in the Star Tribune on June 9, 2017)

Mudek, Michael Robert
August 23, 1958 - May 31, 2017
Age 58 of Minneapolis.

Kruger, Theodore John
July 25, 1977 - May 31, 2017
Age 39 of Minnetonka, lost his courageous 8 month battle with cancer on May 31, 2017. He was born July 25, 1977, the son of Russell Kruger and Ginny (née Abbott) Aldrich. He graduated from Edina High School in 1995. Ted loved sports; especially hockey, baseball, golf, and most recently enjoyed gardening. Ted is survived by his parents Russell (Kathy) of Minnetonka and Ginny (Tom) of The Villages, Fl; his siblings, Marcus (Jennifer) of Mandan, ND, Matthew of Shakopee, and Nicki (Kathrine) of St Paul. He is also survived by his very close friend, Molly Lee, of Minnetonka, grandparents Norman and Evelyn Kruger of Plainview, many nieces, aunts, uncles, and cousins. He is preceded in death by grandparents Robert and Patricia Abbott. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donations to: Our Lady of Peace Community Hospice, 2076 St Anthony Ave., St. Paul, MN 55104. (Published in the Star Tribune on June 3, 2017)

Cram, Calvin Charles
October 20, 1952 - May 30, 2017
Age 64 of St. Paul. Survived by his children, Janet, Shannon, and Robert; mother, Louise; brother, Ron and sister, Wanda. He was preceded in death by his father, Harold; brother, Arlan; and his grandparents. Memorial services will be held at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, 104 S. Snelling Ave, St. Paul on Thursday June 15 at 3:00 PM with visitation one hour prior to service. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred. Interment at OSL Church of Baxter, near Montevideo, MN. (Published in Pioneer Press June 4-11, 2017)

Nystrom, Winston Wallis
September 26, 1926 - May 30, 2017
Age 90 of Robbinsdale. Preceded in death by first wife of 49 years Geraldine and second wife Ruth. Survived by son Mark (Mary), daughter Nancy Merkel (Tom), brothers, Leroy (Louise), Wayne, sister Arlene Wills and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Special thanks to North Memorial Hospice and St. Therese New Hope nurses and staff. Memorial service Tuesday, June 13 at Elim Lutheran Church, 3978 West Broadway, Robbinsdale. Visitation at 10:00 am, service at 11:00 am, with luncheon to follow. Private interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. (Published in the Star Tribune on June 10, 2017).

Slavin, Dorothy Mae (nee Stitsel)
May 17, 1924 - May 30, 2017
Age 93 of Woodbury.

Powers, Patricia Louise
March 12, 1936 - May 29, 2017
Age 81 of Brooklyn Park. Passed away at her home in Brooklyn Park, MN. She is survived by her loving spouse, Laura Gaia, and siblings Marie (John) Braun, Betty (Mike) Morson, and Kathy Powers. She was preceded in death by her parents Antoinette and Leonard Powers, siblings Jim, Jerry and Nancy Powers. She earned a masters degree in math from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, and worked as both an elementary teacher and a high school math teacher for many years. She was one of the founders of Women Against Military Madness, which held their early meetings in Loretta's Tea Room, a restaurant that she owned with her sister Kathy. She was a social activist for much of her life, with a strong commitment to peace and justice. Pat was a kind and loyal friend who loved ritual, ceremony, and the Goddess. Her connection to the earth defined many of the paths she chose to follow, including being laid to rest in a green cemetery on a bed of flowers. She was much loved and will be dearly missed by her spouse and her community of friends and family. (Published in the Star Tribune on June 10, 2017).

Linnell, Claire Jane (nee Sundland)
December 8, 1936 - May 29, 2017
Age 80 of Burnsville. Clairewas a resident of Minnesota. Claire attended University Minnesota of Duluth. Celebration of life will be Saturday June 3rd 2017 at 3:00 PM with a visitation one-hour-prior at Dougherty Funeral Home 600 East 2nd St. Duluth MN. Interment following the celebration at Park Hill Cemetery 2500 Vermilion Rd. Duluth MN.

Sandmann, Larry Duane
July 28, 1953 - May 28, 2017
Age 63 of South Range, WI.

Fink, Stephen Michael
July 7, 1952 - May 28, 2017
Age 64 of Minneapolis.

James, Franklin Robert
September 17, 1965 - May 28, 2017
Age 51 of St. Paul suddenly and expectantly passed away at the family cabin on May 28, 2017. Preceded in death by his father, Robert Harvey James. He was a loving father and devoted husband. His children Bryanna (25), Jesse (21), Tyler (17) and Ashley (9); wife (Jodi); sister (Vickie) and mother (Geraldine) will miss him dearly. He was blessed to have so many friends from work and extended family that have provided support over the years. He adored his many nephews and nieces and found joy in the simple moments like playing Matchbox cars under the trees or just "goofing" off. He enjoyed the peace found at that cabin and all the aspects of being up north. If there can be a right place, he was there. Celebration of Life Service: Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church, 1669 Arcade St., St Paul, MN 55106 -- July 7, 2017: Visitation-3pm, Service-4:30pm, Supper-6pm. (Published in Pioneer Press on June 18, 2017)

Sorenson, Victor Herbert
December 15, 1929 - May 28, 2017
Age 87 of Shoreview.

Kollander, Marianne Beth (nee LeClair)
August 26, 1941 - May 28, 2017
Age 75 of Woodbury passed away at HealthEast Pillars Hospice Home from complications of colon cancer. Preceded in death by parents, John and LaVerne. Survived by husband, Ronald; daughters, Beth Coleman, Lisa (Chris) Reed; son, Sean; granddaughter, Lindsay Coleman; brother, Jack (Sandy); sister, Janet (Donald) Dahlstrom; many relatives and friends. Marianne enjoyed family, friends, reading, traveling, and shopping. The family thanks the Pillars Hospice for the care of Marianne. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Pillars Hospice, American Cancer Society, or donor's choice. Private interment at Roselawn Cemetery. (Published in Pioneer Press on June 4, 2017)

Naidyhorski Sr., Joseph John
December 1, 1924 - May 28, 2017
Age 92 of St. Paul.

Lovelace, Diana Marilyn (nee Fidlin)
July 12, 1944 - May 27, 2017
Age 72 of Olgivie.

Linz, James Gilbert
January 9, 1951 - May 27, 2017
Age 66 of Mora. Visitation will be on Sat., 6/3/17 from 3 – 7 P.M. at Dresser-Methven Funeral Home in Mora. Time of Sharing will be at 5PM. www.methvenfuneralhome.com (Published in Pioneer Press on June 2, 2017)

Lawrence, Rudy Lee
February 1, 1952 - May 26, 2017
Age 65 of Bloomington.

Malaske, Thomas Orin
June 26, 1947 - May 26, 2017
Age 69 of Blaine.

Bethel, Donald Edward
August 27, 1932 - May 26, 2017
Age 84 of Prescott, WI.

Snitcher, Robin Marie (nee Foreman)
April 14, 1951 - May 26, 2017
Age 66 of Farmington. Preceded in death by father Robert Foreman. Survived by husband Robert, daughter Sandy (Steve), grandchildren Justus, Chloe, mother Donna, sister Linda (John) brother Gordon (Sue), Howard (Allison) many other relatives and friends. Celebration of Life will be Saturday, June 10th 1-4pm at Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Parkway, Eagan, MN. (Published in Pioneer Press on June 4, 2017)

Moreno, Luisa Milagros
April 25, 1961 - May 26, 2017
Age 56 of West St. Paul.

McCluskey, Frederick William
September 8, 1944 - May 25, 2017
Age 72 of Elk River.

Ceminsky, Timothy Richard
March 6, 1965 - May 25, 2017
Age 52 of Apple Valley.

Lien, Judith Linda
March 7, 1948 - May 25, 2017
Age 69 of New Brighton.

Newberg, David Allan
March 19, 1947 - May 24, 2017
Age 70 of Inver Grove Heights.

Kapaun, Terrance Robert
April 25, 1969 - May 24, 2017
Age 48 of Minneapolis. Terry was taken suddenly to be in his forever home with Bippy and his mom. He is survived by his wife, Tricia; 4 children; grandson, Kayden; eldest grandchild of John and Bernice Sisson; many relatives and friends. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. He was our guitar hero. A private gathering will be held in his honor. (Published in Pioneer Press on June 4, 2017)

Carter, John Phillip
August 13, 1952 - May 24, 2017
Age 64 of Cannon Falls.

Faust, Rita Therese (nee Miller)
July 4, 1934 - May 24, 2017
Age 82 of Cumming, GA, passed away in Apple Valley.

Monroe, Jane Anne (nee Strayer)
December 29, 1947 - May 24, 2017
Age 69 of New Brighton, passed away on May 24, 2017 following a long illness. Jane was an exceptional woman, loved by all, who lit up any room she entered. Jane was born in Ironton, Ohio where she graduated from Ironton High School. Jane received her B.A. from Ohio University and then obtained a MBA from Xavier University. She spent a majority of her working career in Columbus, Ohio. Jane was an accomplished business person who spent over 30 years working for multinational conglomerates. Her work took her all over the world in a career that included corporate risk management, self-insurance for international corporations,executive training, outplacement and sales. Among her many achievements, Jane was the first woman to make a corporate presentation to Lloyd's of London while working at Columbus, Ohio based Borden, Inc. After moving to Minnesota, Jane became active in Rescue a Golden of Minnesota. With her husband, she raised, fostered and cared for many golden retrievers who had a better life because of her love for them. Jane and Jim first met in 1971, then found each other again in 1989. They were together for 27 years, married for 24 of them. Theirs was a relationship built on love, dedication and mutual respect. Jane was preceded in death by her parents, Maurice and "Bonnie" Strayer; and sister, Mary Jo Strayer. Survived by loving husband, Jim; her "bonus" children, daughter Melissa, grandchildren,Tylar and Braydan of Thornville, OH; Son Ric (Jennifer), grandchildren, Mason, Landon and Lucy of Cinncinnati, OH; daughter, Ashleigh of Columbus, OH; sisters-in- law, Margaret (Geraold) King; Cathy (Tony) Pello; nieces, Traci Bentine Richardson, Kristina Winowich and their families. Jim wants to thank the staff at Pillars Hospice for their wonderful care of Jane. Celebrations of her life will be scheduled for Minnesota and Columbus, Ohio at future dates. Jane will be interred at Woodland Cemetery in Van Wert, Ohio. Memorials in her honor are preferred to Pillars Hospice, 6025 Upper 35th Street N. Oakdale, MN 55128 and Rescue A Golden of Minnesota, 5800 Baker Road, Suite 120, Minnetonka, MN 55345. (Published in the Star Tribune on June 3, 2017)

Nuckols, Patricia Jean (nee Baker)
November 20, 1942 - May 23, 2017
Age 74 of Ellsworth, WI, passed away in St. Paul.

Neimeyer, Harry Talbot
May 25, 1939 - May 23, 2017
Age 77 of St. Paul. Harry Talbot Neimeyer passed away peacefully on May 23, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert "Harry" and Patricia (Shea) Neimeyer, and brother, Peter Neimeyer. Harry is survived by his sister, Julia (Richard) Moe; daughter, Sarah Neimeyer (Joseph Warren), sons, Slater (Cindy) Tai and Charlie (Jane) Neimeyer; five grandchildren, and former wife, Helene "Lenie" Smith. Born on May 25, 1939, Harry was raised in Duluth, Minnesota. He graduated from St. Paul Academy (1957), Amherst College (1961), and the University of Minnesota Law School (1964). Harry practiced law at Stringer & Rohleder in St. Paul for more than 40 years, and served as the mayor of Afton, Minnesota while living there in the early 1970s. Harry was an avid tennis and hockey player, who enjoyed long walks along the St. Croix and Mississippi Rivers. His lifelong loves were Duluth and Lake Superior, where he was happiest skipping stones and watching the ore boats. A celebration of Harry's life will be held on Saturday, June 17, from 1pm to 3pm at 317 on Rice Park (formerly the Minnesota Club) at 317 Washington Street, St. Paul, 55102. Valet provided. Harry's family wishes to thank those who cared for him at Rakhma during his last years. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Harry's honor to Rakhma Homes, 4953 Aldrich Ave. S., Minneapolis, 55419. (Published in Pioneer Press on May 31, 2017)

Kirckof, Geraldine Evelyn (nee Fearing)
December 2, 1934 - May 23, 2017
Age 82 of Prior Lake.

Brohaugh, Steven Vance
September 19, 1942 - May 23, 2017
Age 74 of Stacy. Preceded in death by parents Gustave and Eulalie and brother-in-law Paul Gellerman. Survived by wife of 46 years, Mary; brothers Christopher (Christine), Roy (Karen) and his Gellerman brothers and sisters-in-law, Tom (Tarin Holasek), Peggy Price, Joe (Cindy), Pete (Sarah), Rick, Patty (Bob) Dansill, Dave, Susie (Ben) Strothman, Michele Peck Gellerman and many nieces and nephews. Never complaining, Steve struggled for 2 years with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, but had a peaceful death. A special thank you to the staff of Fairview Lakes Palliative and Hospice Care. Your care and professionalism was a calming presence during a difficult time. Memorials preferred to IPF research at the U of M. Private family gathering at a later date. (Published in Pioneer Press on May 28, 2017)

Salzman, Scott Rodney
October 2, 1948 - May 22, 2017
Age 68 of Minneapolis.

Rush, Richard Lynn
April 25, 1949 - May 22, 2017
Age 68 of White Bear Lake. In memory of a loving husband, father and grandfather. Survived by wife, Denise; sons, Jesse and Aaron; daughter, Amber (Chris) Schiller; many relatives and friends. (Published in Pioneer Press on May 28, 2017)

Garza, Manuel
September 2, 1966 - May 22, 2017
Age 50 of St. Paul.

Pippin, William Thomas
February 6, 1958 - May 22, 2017
Age 59 of Minneapolis.

Galvan, Maria (nee Ortensia Cardenas)
October 26, 1934 - May 21, 2017
Age 82 of St. Paul.

Forbes, David Stanton
November 25, 1954 - May 21, 2017
Age 62 of Goodhue.

Skrivanek, Ursula Salomea (nee Adamus)
May 26, 1955 - May 20, 2017
Age 61 of West St. Paul.

Rugel-Romainville, Manuel Enrique
February 26, 1937 - May 19, 2017
Age 80 of St. Paul.

Pervo, Richard Ivan
May 11, 1942 - May 19, 2017
Age 75 of St. Paul.

Thompson, Katherine Anne (nee Treskon)
October 8, 1957 - May 19, 2017
Age 59 of Inver Grove Heights.

St. Mane, Bradley Eugene
July 14, 1943 - May 19, 2017
Age 73 of St. Paul. Brad was a man of indomitable spirit. Brad faced ALS with humor, grace and courage Always a twinkle in his eye, a song in his heart and a seven iron in his hand. He was well loved by Zoe, Brad Jr (grand-daughter Keaton, Kim and their families), Juan (Tusiime), Barry (Eve and family), Diana, all the North/Henry gang, his golfing buddies and the community of Lake Country School. Memorials to Lake Country School, 3755 Pleasant Ave S. Mps. MN 55409. Celebration of Life details to follow. (Published in the Star Tribune on May 20, 2017)

Hummell, David John
December 16, 1951 - May 18, 2017
Age 65 of St. Paul.

Schuneman, Kristin Ann (nee Rasmussen)
August 19, 1966 - May 17, 2017
Age 50 of Roseville. Preceded in death by mother, Barbara Rasmussen; and son, Johnathan. Survived by husband, Michael; children, Tim, Ben, Kelly, Josh, Kia, Kendra; grandchildren, Johnathan, Tyler, Juliette; father, Richard Rasmussen; brothers, Erik (Janelle), and Peter (Diann). Kris will be missed by family and friends here and at TI. Celebration of Life service will be held for Kris on Friday, May 26, at 11AM at Shepard of the Hills Lutheran Church, 3920 N Victoria St., Shoreview, MN. Visitation one hour prior at church. Private interment. Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers. (Published in Pioneer Press on May 21, 2017)

Murray, Stephen Thomas
September 8, 1956 - May 17, 2017
Age 60 of Minneapolis. Stephen graduated from Minneapolis Washburn High School, served in the U.S. Navy, and worked for many years as a surveyor in the Twin Cities area. Preceded in death by parents Paul C. Murray, Jr. and Susan Murray. Survived by brothers Paul C. Murray III (Meredith), Daniel Murray (Vikki), sisters Kathleen Schuft (Joey), Marilyn Murray, nieces, and nephews. Stephen will be interred at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. A memorial gathering TBD will be scheduled. Queries call Daniel Murray 952-221-2360. (Published in the Star Tribune on May 20, 2017)

Schmidt, Joan Catherine (nee Diedrich)
August 5, 1921 - May 17, 2017
Age 95 of North Oaks.

Golebiowski, Valeria (nee Habiak)
August 17, 1935 - May 16, 2017
Age 81 of Minneapolis. Preceded in death by parents, Stanislaw and Maria Habiak, husband, Andrzej and son, Jerry Stezewski. Born August 17th, 1935 in Poland. Survived by sons, Andrew (Brigid), Frank and Edward (Cary); plus many grandchildren & great-grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial 11 AM Monday, May 22nd, Holy Cross Catholic Church, 1621 University Ave NE, Mpls. Visitation 1 hr. before Mass at church. (Published in the Star Tribune on May 20, 2017)

Meissner, Raymond Allen
July 20, 1943 - May 16, 2017
Age 73 of Chisago City. Survived by wife, Darlene; sister, Sandy Nelson and her family; nephew, Will; goddaughter, Leeane Wood; and her family; other family and friends. Memorial service and lunch on Tuesday, May 23, at 1:45PM at Forest Lake American Legion, 355 W. Broadway Ave., Forest Lake, MN. Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Tuesday, May 23, at 12:15 PM, Assembly Area #2. (Published in the Star Tribune on May 19, 2017)

Perttu, Justin Joseph
May 6, 1991 - May 16, 2017
Age 26 of Apple Valley.

Lundeen, Mary Adele (nee Schroeder)
April 17, 1941 - May 16, 2017
Age 76 of Stacy. Passed away on May 16th, 2017 at her home in Stacy, MN. Survived by husband Donald; sons Robert and Roger. Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, June 3rd at 3:00 at Access Church in North Branch, MN. (Published in Pioneer Press on May 21, 2017)

Baudhuin, Robert Damon
August 8, 1969 - May 15, 2017
Age 47 of Minnetonka.

Doolin, Bobby Joe
March 29, 1964 - May 15, 2017
Age 53 of Faribault.

Schmidt, James Arthur
December 16, 1946 - May 15, 2017
Age 70 of St. Paul.

Horbal, Koryne Emily (nee Kaneski)
February 11, 1937 - May 15, 2017
Age 80 of Maplewood. Born 2/11/1937 in Minneapolis, succumbed to congestive heart failure and shed her mortal coil, on May 15, 2017 at Johanna Shores, Arden Hills. She was preceded in death by her parents Emma and Stan Kaneski; sisters Ruth and Jean; and her husband of 58 years, William O. Horbal. She is survived by; her son Steven Horbal (Mimi Taylor); daughter Lynn Horbal; foster son Chris Holland; grandchildren Marcus, Stephanie, and Bryce Horbal; her sister-of-the heart Rosemary Rocco; and her global sisterhood. The dual themes of Koryne's life were family and political activism for nearly six decades she inspired thousands of women, especially in Minnesota, to join the struggle for women's rights. She was but a young mother of two when, following the model set by her father's heroine, Eleanor Roosevelt, she experienced her first political victory saving a park beloved by neighborhood children. She served for nine years as DFL State Chairwoman, and in 1973 co-founded the DFL Feminist Caucus. She promoted feminist issues in the National Democratic Party and was appointed by President Carter as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. She was executive director of the Wonder Woman Foundation and founded a home for troubled youth. In 2008 Augsburg College awarded her an honorary doctorate and established a lecture series in her honor. Our thanks to all who were so incredibly supportive of Koryne over her life and especially as her health declined over the last years. Bouquets of gratitude to Care Free Cottages assisted living program, the Heartland Hospice team who carried all of us through many months, and the medical and care teams at Johanna Shores. In particular, we thank Dr. Jim Adams for his constancy and care. The memorial celebrating Koryne's life and honoring her spirit will be held Thursday, June 29, 2017, at 1:00 PM, Hoversten Chapel at her beloved Augsburg College. Koryne requested that memorials be directed to Koryne Horbal Lecture Series Augsburg College, WMCLive with Robin Morgan (Women's Media Center), or the ERA Minnesota Fund (c/o Women's Consortium). (Published in the Star Tribune on May 23, 2017)

Chaney Jr., Robert Leonard
December 24, 1928 - May 15, 2017
Age 88 of Roseville, passed away peacefully at home on May 15. Preceded in death by wife, Jean; sons, Robert and Michael. Survived by daughters, Karen and Lynn; son-in-law, Mark Hansen. Private services.

Clark, Adam Robert
October 21, 1970 - May 14, 2017
Age 46 of St. Louis Park.

Krieps, Larry Wilton
June 15, 1948 - May 14, 2017
Age 68 of Lino Lakes.

Berlt, Robert
December 18, 1951 - May 13, 2017
Age 65 of St. Paul.

Pierce, Nancy
July 6, 1955 - May 13, 2017
Age 61 of Minneapolis.

Glasby, Gregory Lee
September 8, 1950 - May 13, 2017
Age 66 of Plymouth.

Scheel, Patrick Fliess
June 26, 1987 - May 13, 2017
Age 29 of St. Paul.

Ridgeway, Paul Robert
December 29, 1948 - May 13, 2017
Age 68 of Plymouth.Minneapolis Special Events Expert turned Evangelist, Paul R. Ridgeway, Sr. had a favorite saying he shared with audiences, "God is planning something special for you---Eternal life!" On May 13, 2017, Ridgeway, 68, of Plymouth, died from open heart surgery complications, and his desire to live eternally with Jesus was realized. Ridgeway was recognized nationwide for his talents in special events, both in politics and sports. Most recently he was the host of a Christian talk radio program, "On the Way with Ridgeway" on 980AM. Paul Robert Ridgeway was born December 29, 1948, in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Dewey R. Ridgeway and Mabel (Stay) Ridgeway, eighth of eleven children. When his father suddenly passed away in 1955, Paul became a lifelong foster child to Paul and Edee Lundquist, who loved and cared for him. He is survived by his loving wife Rosalind (Roz), son Paul Jr. (Christina H.), and daughter Christina M., as well as his two granddaughters, Sophia and Isabel. A funeral is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday May 23 at Plymouth Covenant Church, 4300 Vicksburg Lane in Plymouth, with a Reviewal from 5-7 p.m. May 22 and 9-10 a.m. May 23. (Published in the Star Tribune on May 20, 2017)

Nguyen, Do H.
September 19, 1929 - May 12, 2017
Age 87 of Burnsville. Born Sept 19, 1929 in Vietnam, passed away May 12, 2017 in Burnsville, MN. His life's mission was to spread the word of God to all those whom he knew and came into contact with. He is survived by his wife, Hong; daughters, Didi & Hannah, and son, Dan and his wife; Eva Chen and daughter, Abigail. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, May 16th at Grace Church, Eden Prairie. Friends can visit 5-7 pm with a service at 6 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Grace Church Missions. (Published in the Star Tribune on May 14, 2017)

Moore, George Maguire
June 8, 1945 - May 12, 2017
Age 71 of St. Paul.

Freeberg, Victoria Rose (nee Holm)
November 19, 1955 - May 12, 2017
Age 61 of Princeton.

Gerboth, Wesley Owen
January 2, 1925 - May 12, 2017
Age 92 of Apple Valley. Visitation 10AM, memorial 11AM at Berean Church in Burnsville on May 24th. (Published in the Star Tribune on May 20, 2017)

DeYoung, Gordon "Gordy" Donald
November 28, 1929 - May 11, 2017
Age 87, of St. Paul went home to Jesus on May 11, 2017. Preceded in death by parents James & Johanna, siblings, Lawrence, Marvin & Ruth. Survived by loving wife of 64 years, Lucille; children, Jim (Jennifer), John (Ann), Bob (Joan), Julie (Jim) Sutmar; 11 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren; brothers Harold & Don, many nieces, nephews, and friends. Gordy was raised in Glen, MN & worked on his family's turkey farm. After serving in the Korean War, he returned home & married beautiful Lucille. Gordy retired from the St. Paul Ford Plant after 40 yrs. Gordy was a devoted family man who adored his grandchildren. He loved hunting, fishing & mechanics. To celebrate his life there will be a Memorial Service 11am, Tuesday May 16, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 700 Snelling Ave S, St Paul. Visitation 2 hours prior at 9am. Private interment at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. (Published in Pioneer Press on May 14, 2017)

McClure, Jeffrey Vance
February 22, 1951 - May 11, 2017
Age 66 of Lino Lakes.

Weber, Doris Lorraine (nee Christensen)
February 15, 1926 - May 10, 2017
Age 91 of Minneapolis, passed away peacefully on May 10. Preceded in death by husband, Robert; and brother, Leonard Christensen. Survived by brother, Hilman (Joan) Christensen; sister, Joyce (John) Marty; daughters Jeanne (Don) Leier, Barbara Dubuque, Laura Stemson, Teri Storlien, Michele (Ron) Lind, Nicole (Tom) LaFollette; 14 grandchildren; 9 great-grand children; many nieces and nephews Memorial Mass 10:30am, Thursday May 18, at St Charles Borromeo, 2739 NE Stinson Blvd, Mpls. Visitation 1 hour prior at 9:30am. Interment at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. (Published in the Star Tribune on May 11, 2017)

Steiner Sr., Robert Warren
April 6, 1950 - May 10, 2017
Age 67 of Champlin. Life member Chapter 62 VVA, member Osseo American Legion and Krause-Hartig VFW. Survived by wife of 46 years, Linda; son Rob of Jacksonville; and daughter Donna (Rei) of Minneapolis. Also brothers Richard & Peter of St. Paul; son-in-law Eric Rod; 6 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter. Preceded in death by parents William & Regina Steiner; brother Bill and daughter Angelique Rod. Visitation 9-10a.m. May 19, Service at 10a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 701 Fillmore Street N.E., Minneapolis. (Published in Pioneer Press on May 14, 2017)

Thomale, Linda Joy
January 30, 1951 - May 10, 2017
Age 66 of New Brighton.

Rogers, Gloria Ann (nee Mitchell)
October 23, 1956 - May 10, 2017
Age 60 of Mora.

Fischer, Curtis Sterling
February 14, 1942 - May 10, 2017
Age 75 of Brainerd.

Riley, Mathilda Mildred (nee Ormond)
May 12, 1940 - May 10, 2017
Age 76 of Northfield.

Arnett, Peggy Ann
August 3, 1930 - May 9, 2017
Age 86 of Wayzata.

Bradford, Roderick
October 14, 1963 - May 9, 2017
Age 53 of Minneapolis.

Moen, Marleina Ann
August 20, 1968 - May 9, 2017
Age 48 of St. Paul Park.

Hynes, Patricia Myrtle (nee Berry)
April 29, 1935 - May 9, 2017
Age 82 of Chisago City, MN, formerly of New Brighton, MN, died peace-fully in her sleep on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Ecumen Parmly LifePointes. Born April 29, 1935 in Mpls., MN. She is preceded in death by her parents, Russell and Myrtle Berry, her loving husband, Robert and niece, Debbie Koblitz. Patricia brought joy to everyone around her with her beautiful smile and sense of humor. She was a wonderful wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend. She enjoyed traveling, gardening, crafts, skiing, tennis and volunteering for many organizations. She was loved so much and will be greatly missed by everyone. Patricia is survived by sons, Michael, Clearwater, FL, Timothy (Michelle), Chisago City, MN, John, Duluth, MN; sister, Darlene Koblitz, West Milford NJ; brothers, Dennis Berry (Marti), Plymouth, MN, Randall Berry (Nancy), Fort Collins, CO; grandchildren, Kayla, Brian, Alissa, Connor, Ellyse and Henry; nieces, nephews, caregivers and friends.The family would like to express their gratitude to Patricia's caring family at Ecumen Parmly LifePointes of Chisago City, MN and at Davita Dialysis of Wyoming, MN. In honoring Patricia's wishes, a private Celebration of Life was held. (Published in the Star Tribune on May 20, 2017)

Revard, Nona Kristine (nee Thoen)
June 15, 1967 - May 9, 2017
Age 49 of Cokato.

Molnau, Wayne Karl
February 13, 1970 - May 8, 2017
Age 47 of Annandale.

Layer Jr., Thomas Allen
August 26, 1968 - May 8, 2017
"Big Tom" - "Gentle Giant" Age 48 of Waterville and Maplewood, MN Passed away peacefully on May 8, 2017. Survived by son, Jake; fiancée, Tanya Kruesel; parents, Thomas Sr. and Stephanie (nee, Moeller); sisters, Antoinette Shelafoe, Paris Burns; 1 niece; 2 nephews; 1 great-nephew; 2 great-nieces; uncles; aunts; many cousins; and many, many friends. Preceded in death by grandparents, Edward and Evelyn Moeller, William and Sarah Layer; 2 uncles, Robert and Leonard; 2 cousins, Charlie and Dorreen. We hope heaven is ready for an extra helping hand full of laughter, tons of jokes, and his big smile. Tom was always a kind and loving soul and he will be greatly missed by all. Private family service will be at a later date. Special thank you to the doctors and staff at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, to St. Therese of Woodbury, and St. Croix Hospice for their kindness and great care of Tom. (Published in the Pioneer Press on May 14, 2017)

Van Voorhis, Kayla Jean
July 5, 1994 - May 8, 2017
Age 22 of Dunedin, FL, passed away in Minneapolis.

Mitchell, Lawrence Robert
February 27, 1930 - May 7, 2017
Age 87 of Chanhassen.

Coleman, Edward Leroy
September 23, 1945 - May 7, 2017
Age 71 of Anoka.

Pinke, Deborah Ann (nee Atwood)
June 19, 1949 - May 6, 2017
Age 67 of Medina.

Carr, Lois "Nana" Agnes (nee O'Donnell)
March 27, 1922 - May 6, 2017
Age 95 of Burnsville, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loved ones on Saturday, May 6, 2017. Preceded in death by her parents Gerald & Evelyn, daughter-in-law Judy Carr, grandson Gary Carr JR, and the love of her life Norman Kozberg. Survived by her son Gary Carr, grandchildren Rory (Laurie) Carr, Stacy (Nick) Ringstad, 12 great-grand children, 9 great-great grand children, and many relatives and friends. She will be deeply missed by all and her wonderful stories will live on. A celebration of he life will be on Saturday, May 13th 2017 at Graham Place, 1745 Graham Ave, St Paul, MN 55116 Visitation from 12pm-1:30pm followed by memorial and reception. (Published in the Star Tribune on May 11, 2017)

Swanson, Randall Gene
August 22, 1953 - May 5, 2017
Age 63 of East Bethel.

Wright, June Margaret (nee Olson)
June 15, 1933 - May 5, 2017
Age 83 of Aitkin.

Pollari, Kevin Michael
March 30, 1962 - May 4, 2017
Age 55 of Vadnais Heights. Died peacefully on May 4, 2017 after 7 years with ALS. His final words were, "It's all good." Kevin was a construction contractor, visionary entrepreneur, avid researcher, and co-author of the book, "A Seeker's Harvest". Inspired by authentic courage, hope and determination, he loved his boys, eagles, nature, family, friends, and Jesus Christ. Preceded in death by father, Charles (Dick) Pollari; sisters, Anne Keeler and Jan Bong, all from ALS. Survived by loving sons, Jeffrey Charles and Joseph James, and their mother, Andrea (Copeland) Pollari. Also survived by his soulmate, Leslie Hitchcock; mother, Lois Pollari and siblings, Keith (Linda) Pollari, Lynn (Steve) Koll, and Lora (Matt) Pollari-Welbes, and several nephews and nieces. Celebration of Life on Sunday, May 21st at Spirit United Church, 701 Lexington Parkway N, St. Paul, 55104. Visitation starting at 1:30 pm, Service 3 pm, Reception following. Memorials to his boys, ALS MN, or FMSC. (Published in the Pioneer Press on May 14, 2017)

Haworth, Judith Ann
April 1, 1955 - May 4, 2017
Age 62 of Bayport.

Atcheson, Faith Lynn
May 12, 2003 - May 4, 2017
Age 13 of New Brighton.

Anderson, Cheryl Marie (nee Hopp)
March 22, 1960 - May 4, 2017
Age 57 of Isanti. Celebration of Life planned for Saturday 5/13/17 from 4pm to 8pm at Isanti Community Center, 208 1/2 First Avenue NW, Isanti, MN 55040. (Published in the Star Tribune on May 6, 2017)

Nelson, John Prescott
January 2, 1947 - May 4, 2017
Age 70 of Minneapolis, passed away peacefully May 4, 2017 surrounded by family and loved ones. John will be missed by wife Becky, step-daughter Cari, several nieces, nephews and friends. John retired as Senior Master Sgt US Air Force after 28 years. He was a Life Member of The American Legion. A Celebration of Life for John will be held May 27, 2017, at The Eagles Club, 2507 East 25th St, Minneapolis. Social 1:00-1:45, Ceremony 1:45- 2:15, reception to follow. Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers. (Published in the Star Tribune on May 20, 2017)

Sandeen, John Arthur
December 21, 1941 - May 3, 2017
Age 75 of Cambridge.

Beauchamp, Judith Cathrine (nee Klink)
August 5, 1950 - May 3, 2017
Age 66 of Wyoming.

Cool, Delores Marie (nee Bross)
June 18, 1944 - May 3, 2017
Age 72 of Lino Lakes passed away peacefully to her forever home on May 3, 2017. Preceded in death by her soulmate, Larry. Delores is survived by her brothers Larry (Mary) Bross and David (Geri) Bross; her children Greg (Ronda) Cool, Nanette (Jerry) Cool Wikstrom, Natalie (Rob) Cool-LaMotte, Glenn Cool, and Nadine Cool; and her 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Her celebration of life will be held at Coon Rapids American Legion on Sunday, May 7, 2017 from 1-5 PM. (Published in the Star Tribune on May 6, 2017)

Belmonte, Lucille Marie (nee Booth)
August 21, 1917 - May 3, 2017
Age 99 of St. Paul. Passed away peacefully surrounded by family on May 3, 2017. Preceded in death by husband, Joseph; parents, Frank and Edna Booth; sister, Bernice Heisick; three infant brothers; great-granddaughter; Emily Sherman; great-great grandson, Little Ron Gillenbach; and son-in-law, Melvin Tretsven. Survived by loving family, sister, Leah Drake; children, Jean Tretsven, Joe (Ruth), Phyllis Anderson, Paul, Mary Fuller; 9 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 4 great-greatgrand children; many relatives and friends. Visitation on Friday, May 12, at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 285 N. Dale St., from 4-7PM. Memorial Service on Saturday, May 13, at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, at 11AM with visitation one hour prior. Interment at Elmhurst Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to the church. (Published in the Pioneer Press on May 11, 2017)

Jackson, Eddie Wynn
December 18, 1941 - May 2, 2017
Age 75 of Brooklyn Park. Funeral service Friday, May 12 at 12:00 P.M., with visitation 1 hour prior, at True Vine Missionary Baptist Church, 2639 Thomas Ave. N, Minneapolis. Private interment.

Wakefield, Wallace P. "Wally"
June 30, 1930 - May 2, 2017
Age 86 of Woodbury. Lifelong East-Sider Born June 30, 1930. Died at home May 2, 2017. Preceded in death by best friend and wife of 55 years, Donna; parents, Ralph & Margaret and sister; Marjory Christenson. Survived by children, Peter (Valerie Loichot), Beth (Jode Fritz), Bonnie, Laura (Randy Kovars), & Lynn (Steve) Hennen; grandchildren, Daniel Paladie, Alanna & Bailey Hennen, Virginia & Carl Fritz, Zoë & Nathan Wakefield; brother, Richard; brother-in-law, Roger; nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and close friends. Wally worked as an elementary school teacher for 29 years in the St. Paul Public Schools. Additional positions throughout his career included pro-shop attendant at 3M Club's Tartan Park Golf Course, press box announcer with the MN North Stars, and as Sports Editor with the Lillie Suburban News. He was active in professional organizations and the community throughout his life. Wally served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War as a forward observer in the 90th Field Artillery Battalion. He is a member of the American Legion and the VFW. As an avid lifetime member of the St. Paul Ski Club, Wally was proud to be a member of the club's Hall of Fame. He was also a member of the American Masters Ski Jumping Hall of Fame, and served as chair of its Selection Committee. Wally was named to the Johnson High School Hall of Fame in 2007. He was honored in 1994 as Mr. Golf by the Diehard Golf Tournament. Wally took pride in supporting those less fortunate. Some of his favorite charities include: the St. Paul Ski Club's Promising Skier Fund, the Confidence Learning Center (Brainerd); Our Lady of Peace Hospice Center (St. Paul); St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (Memphis); Wishes and More (St. Paul) and the MS Society. He volunteered for the Tapemark Charity Pro Am Golf Tournament which raises funds for the intellectually challenged. Wally was an enthusiastic supporter of high school prep sports, American Legion Baseball, and the North St. Paul Legion 39ers. In 2016 he was honored to receive the MSHSL Outstanding Media Services Award. In his leisure, Wally enjoyed working with oil paints and took pride in producing landscapes to adorn the walls of his home and those of his friends and family. Other leisure activities included travel, playing cards with dear friends, reading, cross-word puzzles, watching sports and writing books and publishing the Red Rocker newsletter. In his death, Wally continues to give to others. He generously became a tissue donor to the Rocky Mountain MS Center. He will forever be remembered for his wit, courage, and loyal friendship. Special thanks are extended to the staff at Red Rock Sr. Living in Woodbury for their extraordinary care and compassion. In lieu of flowers, donations to any of the charities mentioned above, or a charitable organization of your choosing, will be appreciated. Celebration of Life to be held Sunday, May 14, 2017 at the American Legion Post 39, 2678 7th Ave. E., North St. Paul, 55109 2:00-6:00 p.m. Remembrances at 3:00 p.m. Celebration to be followed by special memorial at the Saint Paul Ski Club's Carver's Lake facility at 7:00 p.m. (Published in the Pioneer Press on May 7, 2017)

Schopf, Imogene "Em" Vivian (nee Erie)
January 13, 1925 - May 2, 2017
Age 92 of Minneapolis. Preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters. Survived by loving husband Walter, of 73 years; devoted son Jeffrey and wife Sherry; adored grandson, Jeffrey Jr. and loving nieces and nephews, many relatives and friends. Memorial Service, May 25th, 11am, Visitation 10am at Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church, 1509 NE 27th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55418. A private inurnment will be held at a later date. (Published in the Star Tribune on May 20, 2017)

Krueger, Katherine Ann (nee Foss)
August 20, 1945 - May 2, 2017
Age 71 of Buffalo.

Watton, Ronald Jean
October 3, 1934 - May 2, 2017
Age 82 of Circle Pines.

Hodgson, Michele Maria (nee Fatze)
September 28, 1954 - May 2, 2017
Age 62 of Maplewood. The beloved wife of Thomas Alan Hodgson, she is preceded in death by parents Mildred (Groth) Fatze and Christian Fatze. Born Sept. 28, 1954, in St. Paul, Michele was a graduate of Minneapolis North High, College of St. Thomas (magna cum laude), and Radcliffe College Publishing. Michele spent 16 years at MSP Communi - cations, as an assistant, associate and then managing editor of Mpls. St.Paul Magazine. She left in 2001 to begin a new career in book editing, and served as an adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas' School of Journalism. As a hospice volunteer for Allina, Michele created wonderful family histories and memoirs for her patients. She volunteered for the Inland Lake Yachting Association, editing The History of the Inland Lake Yachting Association, for which she was honored as 1998 Member of the Year. Michele will be remembered as one who gave with no thought of reward, as a strong woman whose ability to care, inspire and love knew no limits. Celebration of life, May 17 from 4-8 p.m., service at 6 p.m., Harriet Island Pavilion, 200 Dr. Justus O'Hage Blvd., St. Paul, MN. Private interment, Old Frontenac, MN. Memorials are preferred to Allina Hospice and Home Care, gofundme.com/support-for-tom-and-michele, Hodgson Swimming Family Endowment Fund at the University of St. Thomas or the Inland Lake Yachting Association Youth Development program. (Published in the Pioneer Press & Star Tribune on May 7, 2017)

Hopstaken, Carol Ann (nee Follick)
September 15, 1940 - May 1, 2017
Age 76 of St. Louis Park.

Michlin, Michelle Madre
September 17, 1967 - May 1, 2017
Age 49 of Anoka.

Johnson, Glen Robert
March 11, 1959 - April 30, 2017
Age 58 of Fairhaven.

Ertle, Barbara Ann (nee Roepke)
June 18, 1935 - April 30, 2017
Age 81 of Stillwater, passed away April 30, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Barb was a lifelong Stillwater area resident, Twins fan, hair dresser, factory worker, & school bus aid. Involved in VFW Ladies Aux., St. Paul Luth. Church, & many local activities. Preceded in death by parents Alfred & Dorothy; siblings Bud, Lorraine, Geri; husband John Ertle; daughter Lisa Neaton. Survived by children Jeff (Kathy), Jim, Scott (Sam), Angi (Pete); grandchildren Josh (Angel), Melinda (Ryan), Tanya (Tony), Jacob; great grandchildren Abbigail, Olivia, Anniston; & many friends. Services Saturday May 6, St. Paul Lutheran, Stillwater, MN. Visitation 10:30AM, service 12Noon. (Published in the Pioneer Press on May 4, 2017)

Polski, Monica Ann (nee Toner)
April 18, 1928 - April 30, 2017
Age 89 of Woodbury. Born in Graceville, Minnesota. Died peacefully at Woodwinds Hospital, Woodbury. Preceded in death by husband, Robert J. Polski, Sr.; daughter, Nancy Coan; parents, John and Angeline; sisters, Marie A. (Toner) Crea, Patricia E. (Toner) DeMars, Catherine M. (Toner) Burrill, brothers John F. Toner, Francis J. Toner, Luke M. Toner and Michael H. Toner.  Survived by sons, Robert J. Polski, Jr. (Patty), John J. (Terri) Polski; grandchildren, Joseph Polski (Jennifer), Lauren Polski, Mike Schlottman (Tina), Jeremy Mehlhorn (Lori), Sara Meyer (Jed), Kevin Coan (Sue Ann), Carrie Coan (D Lenny), Christopher Coan; many great-grandchildren; and many friends. Monica will be remembered for her light heart and wonderful sense of humor. She was truly one of kind! Thursday, May 4, 2017, St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 1079 Summit Ave., St. Paul. Visitation - 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.. Mass - 10:30 a.m.. Luncheon - 12:00 p.m. at Mancini’s Restaurant, 531 W. 7 th St., St. Paul for family and friends. Private Interment - 2:15 p.m., Ft. Snelling Cemetery. (Published in the Pioneer Press on May 3, 2017)

Baier, Julie Anne (Parenteau)
February 22, 1947 - April 29, 2017
Age 70 of Hugo. Peacefully went to be with Jesus with her children at her side. We know the gates of Heaven flew open upon her arrival. Survived by son, David; daughter, Hope; treasured son-in-law, Ian; and adored grandchildren, Avery, Elayna, Jayden, Ethan, Jameson, and many family and friends. Services to be held Friday May 12th at Eaglebrook Church White Bear. 11am visitation, 12pm service. Luncheon to follow at Hugo Legion. (Published in the Pioneer Press on May 7, 2017)

White, Mary Lou
October 12, 1916 - April 29, 2017
Age 100 of Roseville.

Spadafora, Anthony Angelo
November 28, 1950 - April 29, 2017
Age 66 of Eden Prairie.

Boylan, James Robert
August 2, 1944 - April 29, 2017
Age 72 of Excelsior.

Hass, Donna Lea (nee Putz)
July 11, 1968 - April 29, 2017
Age 48 of Zimmerman.

Walters, Juliet Lauren
December 3, 1967 - April 28, 2017
Age 49 of St. Paul. Preceded in death by her mother, Mary Walters. Survived by father John Walters, loving children Katherine and Julian, Julian's father Tom Williams, sisters Kathy, Jackie, Terri and Jeanne, brother John, nieces and nephews. Juliet was a lover of animals, music, food, and fun, and will be sorely missed and fondly remembered by all who knew her.
(Published in the Star Tribune on May 6, 2017)

Lee, Daniel Allan
June 3, 1958 - April 28, 2017
Age 58 of Northfield.

McDaniel, William Roy
March 25, 1928 - April 27, 2017
Age 89 of Independence, MO, passed away in North Oaks. Interment at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery.

Gipson, Steven
September 12, 1966 - April 27, 2017
Age 50 of St. Paul.

Boyle, John Harvey
March 30, 1962 - April 27, 2017
Age 54 of Minneapolis.

Wiome, Mathias Gary
October 20, 1942 - April 27, 2017
Age 74 of Brooklyn Park. Preceded in death by parents Mildred and Mathias. Lovingly missed by beloved wife of 52 years Marlene, children Christopher (Karen), Melissa, grandchildren Zachary and Alexis, sister Diane Topness (Marvin), many close friends and relatives, and two adoring dogs (Jimmy Lincoln and Jackson). Gary was blessed with the kind of life you might see in a movie and huff "that's too good to be true." A Vice President at Bell Bank, Gary viewed his colleagues as friends and family, having worked with many for over forty years and mentoring countless others with wisdom and kindness. But the heart of Gary's life was his close family. They ran as a pack. Gary never missed a family event, a game or a chance to celebrate. Gary knew how to laugh, play, and live large. So it makes sense that when not working or attending events, Gary whisked his family around the world. Gary grew up traveling, and it proved one of his life's defining passions. Name a place - he's been there, frequently, and with his family. An explorer to his core, he spent his last days finalizing plans and saying good-byes, as if preparing to embark on one last grand adventure. And so with great love and gratitude, we bid au revoir to a life extremely well lived. Funeral service 11:00 AM Wednesday, May 10, with visitation one hour prior to service at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 9100 93rd Ave North Brooklyn Park, MN 55445. (Published in the Star Tribune on Apr. 29, 2017)

Sakayan, Melinda M. (nee Murphy)
November 13, 1939 - April 26, 2017
Age 77 of Plymouth, passed away peacefully on April 26. Preceded in death by parents, Ed and Leone Murphy; sister, Joan Salmen; and nephew, Timothy Ace. Survived by husband of 55 years, George; children, Pamela and Amy (Dave Prochaska); grandchildren, Jason and Mara; sister Judy (Norris) Ace; and brother-in- law, Don Salmen; cousin Tom Cochrane and many nieces, nephews and other family and friends. She was a smart, kind, caring, funny and wonderfully loving person. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Memorial Service will be from 11-12 PM on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Wayzata Community Church, 125 Wayzata Blvd E, Wayzata, MN 55391. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Friends of the Hennepin County Library, supporthclib.org or your local animal shelter. (Published in the Star Tribune on Apr. 29, 2017)

Shandley, Kimberly Ellen (nee Groesbeck)
January 27, 1957 - April 26, 2017
Age 60 of Excelsior. A memorial service will be held at the Chanhassen American Legion on Sunday, May 7th at 4pm, 290 Lake Drive E., Chanhassen MN 55317. (Published in the Star Tribune on May 7, 2017)

Detert, Edward Michael
September 19, 1966 - April 26, 2017
Age 50 of New Richmond, WI.

Zalabsky, Corrine Ellen
February 14, 1954 - April 26, 2017
Age of Minneapolis.

Dumas, Lena Bell (nee Rodgers)
February 14, 1954 - April 26, 2017
Age 70 of Jonesboro, AR. Funeral service Friday, May 19, at 12:00 P.M., with visitation 1 hour prior, at Community Covenant Church, 91 Humboldt Ave. N, Minneapolis. Interment to follow at Sunset Cemetery in St. Anthony.

Roemhild, Maurice David
September 22, 1985 - April 25, 2017
Age 31 of Coon Rapids, passed away April 25th, 2017. Survived by son Oliver; mother Carol, sister Veronica, soul brother Dave, Sue, Royal and Tori and many friends. Celebration of Life at Coon Rapids VFW Friday April 28, 2017, 1 PM. Memorials to maternal family preferred. (Published in the Star Tribune on Apr. 27, 2017)

De Ment, Neaville Laventon
October 15, 1929 - April 25, 2017
Age 87 of Brooklyn Park.

Bryskman, Tetiana (nee Karmelchuk)
October 14, 1968 - April 25, 2017
Age 48 of Inver Grove Heights.

Bettermann, Gene Clarence
January 1, 1939 - April 25, 2017
Age 78 of Eagan. Preceded in death by parents, Lillian & Clarence; son, Blaine. Surviving children: Spencer, Serena (Chris Colbert), Stephanie. Memorial Service at Christ Lutheran Church in Eagan on Saturday, April 29 at 11 AM. (Published in the Star Tribune on Apr. 26, 2017)

Jones, Holly Marie (nee Dahlberg)
December 23, 1960 - April 24, 2017
Age 56 of St. Francis.

Lance, Jeffrey John
November 29, 1963 - April 24, 2017
Age 53 of Fridley.

Zhang, Jianhua
November 25, 1953 - April 24, 2017
Age 63 of Minneapolis.

Hall, Janet (nee Searing)
August 27, 1924 - April 23, 2017
Age 92 of Eagan, died in her sleep on April 23, 2017. Survived by her son Jeff (Diana) Hall, grandchildren Nick (Amy) Hall, Amanda (Curt) Wright, and great-grandchildren William and Emmeline Hall. Preceded in death by her husband, David W. Hall, son David L. Hall, sister Marjorie, and her parents. Janet brought joy and happiness through her wonderful cooking, kind heart, wise words and gentle laugh. "Janny" will be greatly missed and never forgotten. Private services will be held at a later date. (Published in Pioneer Press on Apr. 26, 2017)

Wacholz, Bradley Duane
March 23, 1956 - April 22, 2017
Age 61 of Scandia.

Patsy, David Guy
September 10, 1946 - April 22, 2017
Age 70 of White Bear Lake.

Lier, Joanna "Jodi" Pryor (nee Castleman)
March 20, 1950 - April 22, 2017
Age 67 of Roseville, passed away peacefully at home on April 22, 2017 surrounded by love of family. Her courage and brave smile never wav-ered over her 3 year battle with stage 4 lung cancer. Jodi was born on March 20, 1950 in Honolulu, HI to parents David and Evelyn Castleman (McDaniel). She lost both parents by age 8, and was raised in NJ by her late Aunt and Uncle; George and Doris McDaniel. She attended W Nottingham Academy from age 13-18, active in drama, athletics and leadership. From 76-86 she was a key member of the N Plainfield, NJ Junior Women's Club, dedicated to community improvement and volunteer service. Jodi spent the last 30 years in MN raising her kids and working as a Human Resource professional for Freelance, Asian Foods and SF Planet. She had a huge loving heart and touched the lives of so many. She was honest, hard working and had a great sense of humor. Family was the center of Jodi's life. She loved her garden, beaches, bonfires, sunsets and travel but mostly good conversation. She will be in our hearts forever. Jodi is survived by her children; David Lier (Nicole), Karen Tonnis (Bryon), Trevis Gardner (Candice), 5 grandchildren; Paige and Adelynn Lier, Liam Tonnis, Libby and Bekkah Gardner, sister Evelyn Blue Castleman, and loving partner of 18 years, Edward Zepeda. Join us for a Celebration of Life in her honor on Monday, May 8th at Long Lake Regional Park (1500 Old Hwy 8, New Brighton) under the pavilion 4:30-8pm. (Memorial Service 5:30-6, food and libations to follow) In lieu of flowers, donations to nonprofit MN State Fair can be sent to 1265 Snelling Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108 for "Jodi Lier Memorial Bench" (must put in check memo). (Published in the Star Tribune on Apr. 26, 2017)

Ulrich, Richard Edmund
December 13, 1942 - April 21, 2017
Age 74 of Blaine.

Blake, Julee Denise
September 15, 1950 - April 21, 2017
Age 66 of Lauderdale.

Randazza, Barbara Jean (nee Blanchard)
May 12, 1959 - April 20, 2017
Age 57 of St. Paul.

DeCoteau, Julia Rose (nee Desjarlais)
August 21, 1955 - April 20, 2017
Age 61 of Minneapolis.

Rachel, Joel John
May 27, 1952 - April 20, 2017
Age 64 of Hopkins.

Havemeier, Stephanie Ann (nee Skodis)
July 5, 1969 - April 19, 2017
Age 47 of Apple Valley. Passed away unexpectedly in her Apple Valley home on April 19, 2017, at the age of 47 years. She was preceded in death by her mom Martha Skodis, and dad George Skodis. Survived by beloved daughter Anna Lee Havemeier, sister Shannon Schmitz and her children Lucas and Martha, half-sister Brenda Viel and family, and many other family and friends. A celebration of her life will be held on Sunday, April 30, at the Holiday Inn in Lakeville, MN, from 12-4pm with a service beginning at 1pm. (Published in the Star Tribune on Apr. 24, 2017)

Cooper, Terry
July 30, 1966 - April 18, 2017
Age 50 of Brooklyn Park.

Heille, Charles Louie
May 24, 1929 - April 18, 2017
Age 87 of Anoka.

Hall, Adam Patrick
July 2, 1984- April 17, 2017
Age 32 of Eden Prairie.

Smith, Dorothy Elizabeth (nee Cadieux)
July 19, 1923 - April 17, 2017
Age 93 of Reading, MA, passed away in St. Paul.

Stout, William Gene
December 14, 1935 - April 16, 2017
Age 81 of Lakeville.

Goedeke, Laura Michelle
May 15, 1993 - April 15, 2017
Age 23 of Forest Lake.

Bowden, Frank Joseph
July 13, 1951 - April 15, 2017
Age 65 of St. Paul.

Morrissette, Linda Marie (nee Lane)
November 20, 1946 - April 15, 2017
Age 70 of Ramsey, MN, formerly of Boston, MA, passed away peacefully on April 15, 2017. Survived by mother, Doris; sons, Michael and Joel (Marla); daughter, Lisa (John); father of her children and lifelong friend, Wallace; grandson, Jacob; siblings, Carol (Rick), Susan (Russ), James (Ellie), Steven, and Kevin; and many nieces, nephews and friends. In keeping with her wishes, there will be no funeral service. A Celebration of Life gathering will be held at a later date. Special thanks and memorials to Allina Health Hospice Foundation for the benefit of J.A. Wedum Residential Hospice in Brooklyn Park, MN. (Published in the Star Tribune on Apr. 20, 2017)

Kniefel, Cheryl Denise
January 29, 1961 - April 15, 2017
Age 56 of Farmington. Born January 29, 1961 in Owatonna, MN, died April 15, 2017 in Farmington, MN. Preceded in death by her parents, Bernice Senart & Harlan Kniefel. Survived by her two children, Bobby Jo kniefel and Joshua Brisse; her two grandchildren, Kayli and Christopher; 6 brothers and many nieces and nephews and many friends Please join us in celebrating her life on April 29 at Presbyterian Homes in Inver Grove Heights, 6307 Burnham Circle from 2 to 5 p.m., Farmington, MN. (Published in the Star Tribune on Apr. 22, 2017)

Lopez, Rosemary
July 2, 1944 - April 15, 2017
Age 72 of Woodbury.

Steffen Jr., Roger William
January 9, 1947 - April 13, 2017
Age 70 of Blaine.

Kapler, Rebecca Ann
November 29, 1974 - April 14, 2017
Age 42 of Rochester.

Anderson, Theodore Merrill
November 11, 1941 - April 13, 2017
Age 75 of Minneapolis. Preceded in death by father, J. Merrill; mother, Lorraine; brother, Terry. Survived by former spouse and current friend, Mary Lynn; children, Shane (Brenda), Rebecca (Kevin Williams); grandchildren, Gabriel, Grace, Jayden; siblings, Arlene (Rex) Holzemer, James (Diane); nephews, Adam and Aaron Holzmer; niece, Rachel Walch; many relatives and friends. Memorial Service on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Incarnation Church, 3817 Pleasant Ave, Mpls, MN 55409. Visitation begins at 10:30 a.m., service to follow at 11:30 a.m.
(Published in the Star Tribune on Apr. 25, 2017)

Gabrielson, David Brian
December 29, 1962 - April 13, 2017
Age 54 of St. Paul.

Wilson, Marvin Ray
January 15, 1939 - April 13, 2017
Age 78 of Bloomington. Survived by wife, Marie of 53 years; children; son, Steven (Staci) Wilson; daughters, Sharon (Patrick) O'Brien, Beth (DuWayne) Stuedemann; 10 grandchildren; 4 great-grand children. Memorial service Friday, April 28 at 7:30 pm at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 3211 West 108th St., Bloomington, MN 55431 In lieu of flowers, memorials can be given to Cancer Research. (Published in the Star Tribune on Apr. 22, 2017)

Shonbom, Sigrid Gudrun (nee Traenkle)
December 30, 1940 - April 13, 2017
Age 76 of Amboy.

Archuleta, Javier Gerald
April 7, 1970 - April 12, 2017
Age 83 of St. Paul.

Easbey, Charles James
September 24, 1933 - April 12, 2017
Age 83 of Stillwater.

Calabrese, Dorothy "Dorthea" Mae (nee Brick)
October 12, 1934 - April 12, 2017
Age 82 of Minneapolis. Born in Hibbing, Minnesota. Died peacefully at her home in Minneapolis, Minnesota on April 12, 2017. Preceded in death by her parents, Frank & Julia Brick, sisters Ruth Gustafson & Frances Borbiconi, husband James Calabrese, and life partner William Bowell Sr. Survived by daughter Jaime Calabrese, son Jason Calabrese, two brothers in law, one sister in law, nieces, nephews and many lifelong friends. Lover of antiques, art, fashion, music, sports, but most of all life. Dorothy will be remembered for her wonderful sense of humor and ever present smile. She was truly one of kind! A private interment will be held at Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis. A celebration of Dorothy's life will be held in May for family and friends. (Published in the Star Tribune on Apr. 22, 2017)

Moe, Donald Edward
May 21, 1934 - April 12, 2017
Age 82 of Oakdale, passed away on April 12, 2017, after a brief battle with cancer. He was a beloved husband, father, and grandfather. He is preceded in death by parents Helen and Edwin Moe; brother Ronald, sisters Shirley (Zrust) and Jeradine (Rodenkirchen); and step-son John Webber. Survived by wife Christine; children Cheri (Scott) Howe, Linda Farnell, Don (Chris) Moe, Pam (Dave) Mills, and Doug (Anna) Anderson; step-children Cyndi (Tom) Cullen, Deborah (Steve) Werle, and Patti (Gary) Diamond; (23) grandchildren and step-grandchildren. Also 5 step-great grandchildren. Donald was a friend of Bill W. for more than 37 years, and was a mentor to many. Memorial service to be planned for early May. Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers. (Published in Pioneer Press on Apr. 16, 2017)

Fritsche, Lester Alfred
June 30, 1927 - April 12, 2017
Age 89 of Rogers. He is preceded in death by his wife Jean; parents, Alfred and Edna; and brother, Stanley. He is survived by his children, Leslie and Daniel; daughter-in-law, Lori; granddaughter, Kira; sister, Alice Delaney; and many nieces and nephews. Lester was born on June 30, 1927 in New Ulm, MN. He graduated from North H.S. in Minneapolis in January 1946 and had remained an active North High Alumni. Served 2 years on the U.S.S. Bremerton; Storekeeper Third Class; received the Word War II Victory Medal Philippine Independence from the US Navy. Lester and Jean were married on June 9, 1950. He worked many years at Scherer Brothers Lumber Company in Minneapolis, participated in and volunteered with many area agencies. Memorial service will be held on Friday May 12th at 11 a.m. at The Church of the Epiphany Episcopal Church 4900 Nathan Lane N, Plymouth, MN. 55442. In lieu of flowers, please donate to his Church, he was a long time member of the Epiphany family.
(Published in the Star Tribune on Apr. 29, 2017)

Turowski, Marek Andrzej
February 8, 1949 - April 12, 2017
Age 68 of Minneapolis.

Clark, Scott Douglas
May 23, 1955 - April 11, 2017
Age 61 of St. Paul.

Monroe Sr., Gregory Byron
April 29, 1955 - April 11, 2017
Age 61 of St. Paul. Passed away at home on April 11, 2017 Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Gregory attended Southeast High School in Kansas City, MO, and later transferred to the New Hampton School, in New Hampton, NH where he received his high school diploma in 1973. He earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and his master's degree in behavioral disabilities from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, MI. Gregory used his education and training to counsel and mentor youth at the Hubert H. Humphrey Job Corps Center in St. Paul where he was employed for 33 years. Gregory was married to Ms. Joji Pullen of Chicago, Illinois, and their union produced one child. He is preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd Monroe Sr. and Barbara Ross Monroe of Kansas City, MO. He is survived by his son Gregory B. Monroe, Jr., his brother, Lloyd B. Monroe, Jr., of Missouri City, TX., as well as several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Celebration of Life Services will be held at 12:00 Noon on April 20, 2017 at the Hubert H. Humphrey Job Corps Center, 1480 Snelling Avenue, St. Paul, MN. A Memorial Service for family will be held in May at the Windsor Village United Methodist Church, 6011 W. Orem Dr., Houston, TX. (Published in Pioneer Press on Apr. 17, 2017)

Aylesworth, David Thomas
October 19, 1943 - April 11, 2017
Age 73 of St. Paul.

Anglin, Ruth
May 11, 1933 - April 11, 2017
Age 83 of Stillwater.

Boyer, James Courtney
January 24, 1980 - April 10, 2017
Loving Father, Son, and Brother Age 37, of Woodbury, passed away on April 10, 2017. Preceded in death by mother, Patricia; grandparents, Francis and Eleanor Courtney, and Francis and June Boyer. Survived by father, Jim; children, Trenton and Jase Boyer, and Jaelynn Emerson; the love of his life Ashly Grady; sisters, Chantle Andersen, Marnique (Patrick) Puhalla; coworkers at Ahern Fire Protection; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Funeral Service 11am Friday, April 21 at Beaver Lake Lutheran Church, 2280 Stillwater Ave E, Maplewood. Visitation 1 hour prior at 10am. (Published in Pioneer Press on Apr. 16, 2017)

Woods, Valerie Ann (nee Carlson)
June 25, 1965 - April 10, 2017
Age 51 of Stillwater.

Stark, Jeffry Robert
August 18, 1951 - April 10, 2017
Age 65 of Lakeland. Preceded in death by mother, Lois and brother- in-law, David DeMann. Survived by father, Robert and sisters, Sandi (Jim) Nimsger and Lori DeMann (Gary Wertz). Celebration of Life Memorial will be Saturday, April 29, 2017, 1-4 PM with a Remembrance Ceremony 2 PM, at The Fourth Street Guild, 2933 N 2nd St., Minneapolis, MN 55411.
(Published in the Star Tribune on Apr. 22, 2017)

Krambeer, Stephen Glenn
October 25, 1948 - April 10, 2017
Age 68 of St. Paul.

Habedank, Carol Jean (nee Blomberg)
September 4, 1944 - April 9, 2017
Age 72 of Hudson, WI.

Vongharath, Padith
May 2, 1942 - April 9, 2017
Age 74 of Circle Pines.

Larson, Steven Glenn
October 27, 1958 - April 9, 2017
Age 58 of Prior Lake.

Clark, Adam Alexander
June 30, 1994 - April 8, 2017
Age 22 of New Hope.

Burns, Leon James
September 12, 1947 - April 8, 2017
Age 69 of Minneapolis.

Poletes, Harilaos "Harry" George Dionysus
March 11, 1960 - April 8, 2017
Age 57 of St. Paul. Preceded in death by parents Sally and George and sister Toni. Survived by wife Elizabeth Efron; children Christopher (Melissa), Nikolas (Kimberly), and Diomedes; siblings, Evans (Sue), Alexandra Crosby (Kendall) and Tina Wasson Poletes (Tracey); grandchildren Chloe, Felix and soon to be born 3rd grandchild. An open house to celebrate Harry will be held at DeGidio's Restaurant 425 W. 7th St. St. Paul, MN 55102 on Sunday April 23rd from 2-6PM. (Published in Pioneer Press on Apr. 16, 2017)

Breitkreutz, Suzetta Maria
February 23, 1972 - April 7, 2017
Age 45 of St. Paul.

Mell, Gary Oliver
May 27, 1938 - April 7, 2017
Age 78 of Hayward, WI.

Moravec, Kathryn Louise
June 17, 1943 - April 6, 2017
Age 73 of St. Paul.

Felkey, George Wesley & Susan
November 9, 1958 - April 6, 2017
George, age 58, passed away 4/6/17 Susan age 59, passed away 4/15/17 Survived by sisters, Jackie & Linda; Susan's 2 daughters, Regina & Melissa & 1 granddaughter, Kayla. George: Special thanks to Murray's Steak House, Bywood East Health-care, and Hospice of the Twin Cities. Susan: Special thanks to Scenic Hills on Snowshoe Lane in St. Paul, Our Lady of Peace Hospice & their team. Private burial for Susan at Resurrection Cemetery in St. Paul on Monday prior to service at church. Church Service for both Monday 4/24/17 at Community United Methodist Church, 950 Gould Ave NE, Columbia Heights. Visitation at 11 AM, with Memorial Service 11:30, with luncheon at 1 pm. Memorials preferred. (Published in the Star Tribune on Apr. 22, 2017)

Ranfelt, Carolyn Ann (nee White)
September 11, 1938 - April 6, 2017
Age 78 of St. Paul. Preceded in death by husband, Reuben; brother, Marty. Survived by sons, Mark and Edward (Joan); grandchildren, Adam (Kira) and Amy; twin sister, Marolyn; sisters, Betty, Marlene; brother, Robert; beloved labs, Bear and Moose, and many other friends and family. Committal Service for Carolyn and her husband Reuben, 11am Tues., May 16 at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery Assembly Area #3. (Published in the Star Tribune on Apr. 15, 2017)

Roberts, Keith William
July 14, 1964 - April 6, 2017
Age 52 of Minneapolis.

Nordstrom, Ruth Ann (nee Paschke)
August 6, 1965 - April 6, 2017
Age 51 of Plymouth. Survived by husband of 18 years, Brian; daughter Madeline; son, Nathan, parents, David & Barbara Paschke of Rogers, sister Susan, brother Paul (Kelly); neices and nephews, John, Ryan, Rachel, Hannah. Celebration of life will be on Saturday, April 22, 2017 1:30pm at Saint Philip the Deacon in Plymouth, MN. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family would be greatly appreciated. (Published in the Star Tribune on Apr. 15, 2017)

Krieg, John Michael
June 1, 1936 - April 6, 2017
Age 80 of Minneapolis.

Gonzalez, Paz
January 22, 1936 - April 6, 2017
Age 81 of Burnsville.

Ladwig, Collette Barbara (nee Stufflebeam)
December 16, 1954 - April 6, 2017
Age 62 of Shakopee.

Mingo, Debra Marie (nee Bach)
December 28, 1955 - April 5, 2017
Age 61 of New Hope.

Gullickson, Daniel Scott
May 3, 1961 - April 5, 2017
Age 55 of Minneapolis.

Covington, Susanne
June 16, 1944 - April 5, 2017
Age 72 of Shakopee.

Mirskaya, Elena Z. (nee Orlovsky)
June 9, 1934 - April 4, 2017
Age 82 of Roseville.

Steingraber, Charlene Fern (nee Williams)
May 2, 1935 - April 4, 2017
Age 81 of Oakdale. Visitation at 10:00 am Monday, April 10, with Service at 11:00 am. Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 2410 Stillwater Rd. E., St. Paul, MN 55119. (Published in the Pioneer Press Apr. 7, 2017)

Fjeld, Julie Lynn (nee Bronson)
January 17, 1970 - April 4, 2017
Age 47, of Lino Lakes, passed away peacefully of appendix cancer on April 4th. Preceded in death by grandparents Goldie and Reed Purmort, Kingsley (Dick), Jean Bronson, and Janet Bronson. Survived by husband Jeff; daughters Ariana and Kyra; parents Scott and Diane Bronson; brother Reed Bronson; and numerous aunts and uncles. A celebration of life will be held at Shepherd of the Hills, 3920 North Victoria Street, Shoreview, MN 55126. The date will be Saturday, April 8th at 2pm for visitation and Funeral at 4pm. Julie was born in Coon Rapids and graduated from Coon Rapids HS (1988). She then went on to continue her education at Concordia College Moorhead, (1992) with a Major in Spanish Education, and an English Minor. Julie received her Masters of Education degree from the U of M (2000). Julie began her teaching career at Spencer Senior High in Spencer, IA, then taught at North Branch Middle school, finishing her career at Centennial High School. Julie's hobbies included scrapbooking, traveling, theme dinner nights or anything else with friends, watching movies, and she was a Girl Scout leader. Julie's ultimate passion was teaching. She was devastated to leave her teaching position at Centennial in 2016 to continue her fight against cancer. Everyone that knew Julie knew that she was a fighter, and she gave her best fight against cancer. Julie also cherished the time she spent with Jeff, the girls, family, and numerous friends. Julie will be forever missed by many. Special thanks to Jeff and Julie's many wonderful neighbors and close friends. She would not have had so many flowers, Christmas decorations, prayers, love and support without you; she loved and cherished each of you! Please send memorials to the PMP foundation ACPMP.org to help find a cure for this devastating cancer, the church listed above or Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 9185 Lexington Ave NE, Circle Pines, MN 55014. (Published in the Star Tribune on Apr. 5, 2017)

Bobeck, Toshie (nee Okutomi)
March 4, 1926 - April 4, 2017
Age 91 of White Bear Lake. Passed away peacefully at home on April 4th. Preceded in death by her parents, Yoshitomo and Rin Okutomi, brothers Mamoru and Minoru and granddaughter Rebecca. Survived by her husband, John, and sister Miyoko. Daughters, Jean (Turk) McKeague and Jo Ann (Brian) Nelson. Grand children, Dan (Kris) Jake (Kate), Zach, John, Matthew (Alison) and Gabrielle. Great grandchildren, Jack, Karly and Joe. Toshie was born in Tokyo, Japan on March 4, 1926, immigrated to the US in 1949 and became a citizen in 1961. She was a strong industrious woman. She always hospitable and generous. She was devoted to God and was faithful to His church. Visitation 10-11 am, followed by service (11-12) Friday, April 21, Eagle Brook Church. 2401 Buffalo St., White Bear Lake, MN 55110. Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers. (Published in the Pioneer Press Apr. 9, 2017)

Shannon, Melissa Marie
November 12, 1969 - April 3, 2017
Age 47 of Roseville.

Jahhar, Rahjah (a.k.a. Charles Jay Jackson)
January 2, 1939 - April 3, 2017
Age 78 of Brooklyn Center.

Degan, Sandra Desaix (nee Henning)
February 14, 1936 - April 3, 2017
Age 81 of St. Paul.

Johnson, John Triplett Haxall
July 19, 1922 - April 3, 2017
Age 94, passed away peacefully on April 3, 2017, at Parkwood Shores in St. Louis Park, MN. Jerry, a resident of Baltimore, MD, for the majority of his life, lived in Minnesota for the last two and a half years to be near his daughters. Jerry was born on July 19, 1922, to Robert W. Johnson MD, and Rose Haxall Johnson. He attended Princeton University and Johns Hopkins Medical School before starting a career as an orthopedic surgeon. He married Eleanor Boyd of Philadelphia in 1946, with whom he had three children. Jerry and Ellie were avid birdwatchers and nature lovers and they both were stewards of the land, active in garden and nature groups in Baltimore and Sanibel, FL. Jerry and Ellie, and later Jerry and his second wife, Patricia Coles Dixon, were also enthusiastic travelers. Jerry was preceded in death by his two wives, Ellie and Pat, and at age 94, by most of his same-generation relatives and friends. He is survived by his sister, Posey (Peter) Randall of Philadelphia, three children, Polly (Gary) Bayrd of Minnetonka, MN; Bill (Denise) Johnson of Santa Fe, NM; and Anne Johnson (Stephen Befort) of St. Paul, MN. He is also survived by grandchildren, Ellie (Lance) Siler, Garrett (Megan) Bayrd, Anna Befort, Adam Johnson, Claire Johnson, Emma Johnson and Grace Befort. Also surviving are three great grandchildren, a great granddaughter expected in June and two step great granddaughters. A very special thanks go to the staff at Parkwood Shores and the staff of Lifesprk who cared for Jerry during his final year, especially Joyce Hantuba, Aisha Sugule and Deqa Sugule. A small service will be held at Church of the Good Shepherd in Ruxton, MD, this summer. Memorials can be made to Planned Parenthood, the Nature Conservancy or the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation. (Published in the Star Tribune on Apr. 5, 2017)

Jones, Charles Edward
February 6, 1948 - April 2, 2017
Age 69 of Minneapolis.

Kiehl, Keith Edward
March 8, 1939 - April 2, 2017
Age 78 of Robbinsdale.

Lindberg, Scott Lee
August 18, 1963 - April 2, 2017
Age 53 of St. Paul.

Lange, Effie Vivian (nee Stoneouse)
June 24, 1916 - April 2, 2017
Age 100 of Winona, left her life here on earth peacefully at home on April 2, 2017. Effie is survived by her four sons Daniel (Linda) Lange of Burnsville, Minn.; Doug Lange of Wabasha; David Lange of Winona; and Dwight Lange of Winona; her grandchildren Mark Lange of Minneapolis, Minn.; Brian Lange of Burnsville, Minn.; Scott Lange of San Francisco, Calif.; Arron (Mandi) Lange of Minnesota City; Jeff (Willy) Lange of St. Petersburg, Fla.; Bil (Shannon) Schmidtknecht of DeForest, Wis.; Ryan Lange of Winona; Katie (Luke Reed) Lange of Winona; and Danielle (Jaran Defries) Lange of Winona; her great-grandchildren Noah, Jacob, Ella, and Asher Lange of Minnesota City; and Dane and Cole Schmidtknecht of DeForest, Wis.; and dear friend Rochelle Hawkins of Winona. She is preceded in death by her husband David (Woodie) Lange, her parents, her two brothers and five sisters, and many beloved nieces and nephews. Effie was born on June 24, 1916, in Oklee, Minn., to parents Donald and Katherine (Donahue) Stoneouse. She was the youngest of eight children. She graduated with a degree in nursing and worked briefly at St. Luke’s Hospital in St. Paul, Minn., before enlisting in the United States Army where she earned the rank of First Lieutenant. She had many stories from her time overseas as a World War II nurse. She married David (Woodie) Lange on December 14, 1946. Effie spent her life caring for others. When she wasn’t caring for her boys, she was working third shift at the Winona Hospital where she worked for the last 35 years of her 50-year nursing career before retiring at the age of 70. In retirement, she dedicated much of her time to caring for her grandchildren and spent many days under the sun in her garden. She was an avid Twins fan and will now have the best view for baseball season. She will be deeply missed by all her family who she so selflessly cared for and loved throughout the years. A memorial is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on Friday, April 14, 2017, at Fort Snelling Cemetery in St. Paul, Minn., with military honors. Family would like to thank Calista Court of Winona and Winona Health Hospice Care for all the love and guidance they gave Effie and her family throughout her last months. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the charity of your choice in her memory. (Published in the Winona Post on Apr. 10, 2017)

Hagemann, Michael Lloyd
November 26, 1945 - April 2, 2017
Age 71 of Cedar. Preceded in death by son, Michael Jr. "Mikey"; parents, Lloyd & Lillius; and brother, Lyle. Survived by daughter, Vanessa; grandchildren, Carissa, Cole, Grace, Madison; and siblings, Bev Brubaker, Bob (Julie) & Jeff (Annette). Memorial service 12 Noon Friday, April 7 at MUELLER-BIES FUNERAL HOME-ROSEVILLE, 2130 N. Dale St. @ County Rd. B. Visitation from 11 AM - 12 Noon Friday. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred. MUELLER-BIES 651-487-2550 (Published in the Pioneer Press Apr. 5, 2017)

Bodine, Barbara Bunla (nee Darwin)
October 5, 1942 - April 1, 2017
Age 74, formerly of Forest Lake Loving Wife, Mom, Grandma & Sister Passed away surrounded by her husband & sister on April 1, 2017 after a long struggle with cancer. Barbara is preceded in death by her parents, Ralph & Carol Darwin; grandchildren, Alyshia & Daniel. She is survived by her husband, Robert; children, Elizabeth (Roy) Hundley, Christine Berczyk, Joseph Berczyk, Patrick (Lynne) Bodine, Tracey (Elden) Gillespie; 11 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; siblings, Judy (Don) Zak, Yvette Sorenson, Terrence (Cindy) Darwin, Dewey (Annette) Darwin; brothers-in-law, Roger (Janet) Bodine, Donald Bodine; many nieces, nephews, other relatives & friends. A Celebration of Barbara's Life 2-5 PM Sat., April 22nd at Roberts Family Life Celebration Home, 555 Centennial Drive SW, Forest Lake. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Allina Hospice. 651-464-4422 RobertsFamilyFH.com (Published in the Pioneer Press Apr. 9, 2017)

Carmean, Gabriela Petrescu
October 10, 1930 - April 1, 2017
Age 86 of Oakdale. Passed away peacefully on April 1, 2017. Loving Wife, Mother and Grandmother; was born in Bucharest Romania. One of two children, sister, Alexandra (Babi) Petrescu; born to Alexander Petrescu and Gabriela Petrescu. Gabriela's life saw many changes brought by World War 2 and subsequent Soviet invasion, eventually meeting her husband and moving to the United States. She graduated with a degree in Agronomy from the University of Bucharest, and earning a masters from the University of Minnesota. Gabriela worked many years on collective farms and science labs in Ploiesti Romania. In America she made a second career as a fortune teller; at Sun Sight books, and working at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival for over 30 years. Gabriela is survived by her ex-husband Willard, her son Charles, daughter-in-law, Candice, step-daughters, Kim and Kelli, and her grandchild Claire. She will be missed by many. Funeral service will be held Saturday, April 8 at 1:30 PM St. Mary Romanian Orthodox Church, 854 Woodbridge Street, Saint Paul MN 55117. (Published in the Pioneer Press Apr. 5, 2017)

Solomon, Sium
December 20, 2003 - March 31, 2017
Age 13 of Apple Valley, passed away in Louisville, KY.

McNichols, Ronald Lee
March 31, 1947 - March 31, 2017
Age 70 of Maple Grove.

Chamberland, Mark Frederick
April 16, 1940 - March 31, 2017
Age 76 of Rosemount. Preceded in death by infant son, Gregory; parents; and brother, Michael. Survived by loving wife, Mary; children, Mark (Tammy), Tom (Sheila), Bob (Brenda), Cathy; grandchildren, Chris (Cree), Steven, Shawn, Josh (Ashley), Katy, Jake, Jeana, Lindsey; beloved sister, Diane (Greg) Brown; brothers, Bill (Rita), Peter (Mary) Zarembo, Paul (Marcy) Zarembo; sister, Zihna (Tom) Augustine; many relatives and friends. Memorial Mass on Monday, April 10 at 6PM, with visitation beginning at 4PM, at St. Thomas Becket Catholic Church, 4455 S Robert Trail, Eagan, MN. A special thank you to the medical community, family, and friends who helped us through this time. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred.

Corbett, Lori Jean (nee Kennedy)
January 2, 1959 - March 31, 2017
Age 58 of Osseo.

Burns, Patrick William
October 10, 1957 - March 31, 2017
Age 59 of Bloomer, WI.

Melius, Donald Henry
May 2, 1951 - March 31, 2017
Age 65 of Minneapolis.

Zeverino, John Joseph
June 14, 1945 - March 30, 2017
Age 71 of Hastings.

Crawford, Thomas Edward
January 10, 1950 - March 30, 2017
Age 67 of Minneapolis.

Merritt, Lorraine Vivian (nee Gustafson)
July 22, 1940 - March 30, 2017
Age 76 of Rosemount.

Nichols, Elaine
February 26, 1923 - March 28, 2017
Age 94 of New Hope.

Lepinski, Barbara June (nee Helgeson)
December 6, 1933 - March 28, 2017
Age 83 of Oakdale. Funeral Service to be held Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Complete notice in the Pioneer Press on Sunday, April 9, 2017.

Olson, Gary Paul
April 25, 1954 - March 28, 2017
Age 62 of Hibbing, previously of Anoka, passed away on March 28. Preceded in death by parents, Stanton and Arline. Survived by wife, Patricia; children, Grant (Trista), Chris (Erica), Jennifer, LeeAnne; grandchildren, Aislinn, Grace, Aydhan, Angel, Gary; brothers, Bruce (Bev), Karl (Jean), Rod (Sue), and many other family and friends. Member of Laborers Union Local 563, and worked for McGough Construction. Memorial Service 3pm, visitation one hr prior at 2pm, Friday March 31, at Roseville Covenant Church, 2865 Hamline Ave N., Roseville. Celebration of Life to follow at the Roseville VFW. (Published in the Star Tribune on Mar. 27, 2017)

Kowalski, Richard Daniel
August 31, 1950 - March 28, 2017
Age 66 of White Bear Lake.

Thompson, Elizabeth Yvonne (nee Saunders)
July 2, 1933 - March 27, 2017
Age 83 of New Hope.

McPheeters, Daniel Lee
May 28, 1973 - March 27, 2017
Age 43 of Bloomington.

Fogleman, Gregory Paul
April 29, 1947 - March 27, 2017
Age 69 of Brainerd.

Kaake, Roger Clinton
April 9, 1940 - March 27, 2017
Age 76 of Stacy.

Marquez Montero, Miriam Agustina
September 28, 1941 - March 27, 2017
Age 75 of San Juan, Puerto Rico, passed away in Oak Park Heights.

Delaney, Erin Elizabeth
October 17, 1981 - March 26, 2017
Age 35 of Coon Rapids.

Montjoy, Inez Elizabeth
August 11, 1955 - March 26, 2017
Age 61 of Minneapolis. Funeral services at Church of the Acension, 1723 Bryant Ave. N., Mpls. on Thursday, April 6, 2017. Visitation 10:00-11:00 AM, service at 11:00 AM. Burial Crystal Lake Cemetery. (Published in the Star Tribune on Apr. 1, 2017)

Johannsen, Gaylen Peter
February 27, 1949 - March 26, 2017
Age 68 of Bursville.

Roth, June Evelyn (nee Markie)
September 26, 1956 - March 26, 2017
Age 60 of Inver Grove Heights. Passed away surrounded by family on March 26, 2017. Preceded in death by granddaughter, Madison; and parents. Survived by husband, Bob; children, Bo, Brandy Jo, Brittany; grand-children, Kaylyn, Lexis, Buddy, Skye, Nevaeh, Prestien, Cayla Jo, Isabella; 5 siblings; best friend and sister, Mary Kay; nieces; nephews; and many friends. June had a big heart and will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Celebration of Life on Saturday, April 1, 2017, from 1-3PM at 515 Farrington St., St. Paul, MN 55103. (Published in the Pioneer Press Mar. 30, 2017)

Bell, Julian
November 3, 1947 - March 26, 2017
Age 69 of Eagan.

Barta, Jill Joanne
March 29, 1960 - March 25, 2017
Age 56 of Golden Valley passed away Saturday, March 25th. Preceded in death by parents John & Fern Barta. Survived by brothers Dennis & Michael, several beloved nieces & nephews, aunts, uncles and friends. Celebration of life 11:00 AM Friday, March 31st at Golden Valley Lutheran Church 5501 Glenwood Ave Golden Valley with visitation one hour prior. Memorials preferred to the family or the Arthritis Foundation. (Published in the Star Tribune on Mar. 27, 2017)

Swanson, Violet Gurtrude
February 5, 1919 - March 25, 2017
Age 98 of Spicer. Violet Gurtrude Swanson was born February 5, 1919 in Airlie, Minnesota. She was the daughter of John Swanson and Elizabeth (Routh) Swanson. At the age of one, Violet and her family moved to Pennock, Minnesota.  She grew up in Pennock, attended rural school there, and later completed the 9th grade in Willmar, Minnesota.  At the early age of ten, Violet’s father passed away, leaving her mother and her eight young siblings behind on the family farm. To further impact this difficult situation, the Great Depression arose.  The family had the enormous responsibility of trying to keep the farm in operation and the family together. Violet played a vital role here. She continued working on the farm, milking cows, and doing field work. During the winter months she was a waitress at local restaurants and worked at the Pennock Creamery.  She later was employed by Wonderalls as a seamstress and spent over 12 years with Willmar Poultry.  She retired from that company   in the early 1990’s.  She moved off the farm in 1977, purchased a home in Willmar, and resided there until 2010. She spent five years at Centennial Square in Willmar and has been living the last two years with her nephew in Spicer, Minnesota. Violet was a lifelong member of Mamrelund Lutheran Church. She passed on March 25, 2017 at Grace Living Community of Glen Oaks in New London, Minnesota.  She is survived by several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
She will always be remembered for her kindness, unending love, and dedication to her family and friends.  God Bless her memory.  Funeral services will be held at Mamrelund Lutheran Church, Pennock, Minnesota on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.  Visitation is scheduled one hour prior to service. Interment will follow at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Pipestone, Minnesota.

Barnes, Janet Lee
November 23, 1954 - March 25, 2017
Age 62 of Farmington.

Cartwright, Roy Alan
July 29, 1961 - March 25, 2017
Age 55 of New Brighton.

Bunce, Donald Richard
February 1, 1944 - March 25, 2017
Age 73 of Maplewood.

Comer, Tracy James
May 23, 1963 - March 24, 2017
Age 53 of Minneapolis.

Staberg, Bety Mae (nee Long)
May 3, 1937 - March 24, 2017
Age 79 of West St. Paul. Betty is preceded in death by husband Roger, parents Elsa and Oscar Long, sisters Eleanor Johnson and Ruth Rosin, and brother Donald Long. Survived by her children Roger, Dale (Alane), James (Jackie), William, David (Wendy), Beth and Christine. 12 grandchildren, 16 great grand children, 3 brothers, 5 sisters and other family and friends. Funeral service will be held Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 11:00 am at Augustana Lutheran Church, 1400 S. Robert St., West St Paul, MN. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to service. (Published in the Pioneer Press Mar. 29, 2017)

Mackie, Lynda Lou (nee Halvorson)
March 22, 1944 - March 24, 2017
Age 73 of Apple Valley, formerly of Alexandria, MN, passed away peacefully on March 24, 2017. Survived by children, Mary, Edward (Kaisa), Steven (Jamie); grandchildren, Emma, Brayden, Ava, Sawyer; brother, Thomas (Nancy) Halvorson; many relatives and friends. Memorial service at 10:30AM on Saturday, April 8 at Evergreen Church, 2300 E 88th St., Bloomington, MN. (Published in the Star Tribune on Apr. 1, 2017)

Sollman, Laurence William
September 3, 1946 - March 24, 2017
Age 70 of Stillwater. Passed away peacefully in his sleep on March 24th from cancer. Preceded in death by parents, Laurence F. & Rachel Sollman. Will be greatly missed by his family & friends. Memorial/Celebration of Life April 8, 2017, 1:00-4:00 at Pioneer Manor, 2225 6th St., White Bear Lake, MN. (Published in the Pioneer Press Apr. 2, 2017)

Beedle, George Abraham
April 29, 1919 - March 24, 2017
Age 97 of Edina.

Howe, Doris Anne
September 10, 1929 - March 23, 2017
Age 87 of North Oaks. Remembered as a beloved and devoted daughter, sister, mother, wife, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Raised in Como Park area of St. Paul, attended University High School, Carlton College and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Library Science. Preceded in death by husband, Robert E. Howe of Savanna, IL (married 1956, passed away 2000); daughter, Claudia Allen Howe Monson (2006). Survived by daughters, Carol Jean (Michael) Egan, Constance Louise Spear (David Vielmetti); son-in-law, Steve Monson; grandchildren, Peter Monson, Robert Monson, Christopher (Melissa) Monson, Kelly (Andrew) Souza, Jason (Allison) Spear, Katherine Spear, Allison Spear; great-grandchildren, Logan Spear, LLeyton Husnick, Veda Husnick, Sean Spear and Eva Monson. Celebration of Life 7pm, Thurs April 6, 2017 at First Presbyterian Church of White Bear Lake, 4812 Bloom Avenue, White Bear Lake, MN. Visitation 1 hour prior at 6pm and fellowship and refreshments following service. Memorials preferred to Habitat For Humanity, Friends of St. Paul Parks and Trails, Friends of St. Paul Libraries, and Alzheimer's Association. (Published in the Pioneer Press Apr. 2, 2017)

Miller, David Thomas
February 18, 1958 - March 23, 2017
Age 59 of Hugo, USAF Retired Master Sargent, passed away on March 23. Preceded in death by father, Thomas. Survived by wife, Tammy Glaser; mother, Sharon; daughter Sharon Sonmez; son, Steve; grandson, Erem David Sonmez; step daughters, Amanda (Matt) Oehrlein, Megan Glaser (Chad); step grandchildren, Caid, Nevy, Cameron, Janice; brothers, Dennis (Jackie), Jeff (Lori), Jim (Jodie); and many other relatives and friends. Interment 10:15 am Monday, April 3, at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery, assembly area #3. Luncheon following at the Hugo American Legion, 5383 140th St N, Hugo. (Published in the Star Tribune on Mar. 25, 2017)

Davis, Flossie May (nee Smith)
July 29, 1924 - March 23, 2017
Age 92 of Minneapolis. Funeral service Friday, March 31 at 11:00 M., with visitation 1 hour prior, at Glendale Seventh-Day Adventest Church, 1138 Glenwood Ave., Minneapolis.

Schossow, Dr. George William
May 2, 1926 - March 23, 2017
Age 90 of Maplewood. Preceded in death by his wife Jeanne and son Mark. He is survived by his daughter Dawn Witthaus and her husband Marc, niece Alice Murray and her husband Hollis and his sister Bertha Lindstrom. Loved and remembered by his grandchildren Nicole Scott, Lindsey Witthaus, Michael (Lauren) Witthaus and Kayla Schossow, great grandchildren Andre, Grace and Max. He had many beloved nieces and nephews who were very special to him. George was blessed to have special people in his life that loved and cared for him. A celebration of his life will be held at the White Bear Lake VFW on March 30, Thursday from 2-5 PM with presentation at 3 pm Public Parking on left in the Boat Works buildings before the VFW. Family contact info is dewitthaus@gmail.com (Published in the Star Tribune on Mar. 28, 2017)

Banker, Russell "Rusty" Ronald
November 25, 1938 - March 22, 2017
Age 78 of St. Louis Park, died on Wednesday March 22, 2017 at the VA Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Russ is preceded in death by Ray, Lois, Doris, Marvin, Tim, and Tom, his mother Ruth Banker and father Oscar Nelson. He is survived by his brother Edward Banker and wife Betty, and twin brother Rullo Banker and wife Karen. Russ has one son, James Knowles and wife Danette, their daughter Angelia and son-in-law Brian Hagopian (USMC Active Duty), and two great grandchildren: Lili and Byron Hagopian. Russ also has two daughters: Jennifer Alderman and son-in-law Serge Alderman and their two sons; and Kimberly Banker. Russ is also an uncle to numerous nieces and nephews with family members located throughout the United States. As a member of the United States Marine Corps (USMC), Russ served his country for three years from 1955 - 1958. A sometimes loud and boisterous man, Russ had a fearless temper and warm heart. He loved his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, and his beloved wife Diana who herself preceded Russ in death and is now with the Lord. And he loved cats!" (Published in the Star Tribune on Mar. 28, 2017)

Johnson, Rolf Philip
December 27, 1939 - March 20, 2017
Age 77 of Hastings.

Krekelberg, Judy Dianne (nee Girling)
February 17, 1955 - March 20, 2017
Age 62 of St. Paul. Interment 11:15AM on Monday, March 27 at Forest Lawn Cemetery, 1800 Edgerton St., Maplewood, MN. (Published in the Pioneer Press Mar. 29, 2017)

Lawin, Linda Lee (nee Barnhart)
December 13, 1948 - March 20, 2017
Age 68 of White Bear Lake. Celebration of Life, Saturday, April 15th, 2pm at Hugo American Legion, 5383 140th St. N. Hugo, MN 55038. (Published in the Pioneer Press Mar. 29, 2017)

Crossman, Robert John
April 14, 1955 - March 20, 2017
Age 61 of Minneapolis.

Pryde, Ralph Edward
September 7, 1946 - March 20, 2017
Age 70 of Chaska.

Vasquez, William
December 24, 1925 - March 19, 2017
Age 91 of Elk River.

Jansen, Thomas Charles
April 15, 1953 - March 19, 2017
Age 63 of Blaine.

Kluender, Kenneth Donald
January 15, 1936 - March 19, 2017
Age 81 of Maplewood.

Smith, Gail Marie (nee Erickson)
June 5, 1955 - March 19, 2017
Age 61 of Hastings.

McGuire, Allen Lee
November 8, 1939 - March 19, 2017
Age 77 of St. Paul.

Becker, John Thomas
November 26, 1985 - March 18, 2017
Age 31 of NE Minneapolis, passed away March 18, 2017. Survived by his wife, Rosie Harris, their son, Ringo, and countless family and friends. Memorial gathering May 21: details and full notice to follow. (Published in the Star Tribune on Mar. 25, 2017)

Langseth, Sandy Michael
July 11, 1946 - March 18, 2017
Age 70 of Circle Pines, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on March 18, 2017. Sandy was born July 11, 1946 in Minot, ND. Preceded in death by son, Michael; parents; siblings, Duane, Devane, Garvin, Lance, and Suellen Geyer. Survived by wife, Ilona; children, Michelle (Mike) Caron, Jenny (Brian) Dzik, Sandy II (April), Christopher (Chelsea), Jaime (Michael) Maki; granddaughter, Marissa; sisters, Sharon, Rachel, Greta, Vivian, Nancy (Jack), and Doretta (Rick). Sandy graduated from Minot High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. We will celebrate his life on Thursday, March 23, beginning at 3PM at "Cheers", the Green Mill, 4355 Pheasant Ridge Dr., Blaine, MN. Memorials preferred to Epilepsy Foundation of MN. The family would like to thank the Allina Hospice staff, the Langton Place staff, Dr. John Lundgren, and the Palliative Care Nurse, Kelly. (Published in the Star Tribune on Mar. 21, 2017)

Raway, Josephine Patricia (nee Gockowski)
March 17, 1940 - March 18, 2017
Age 77 of St. Paul. Died Peacefully "Surrounded by her family". Survived by her 6 children, Marie Tracy (Joel), Susan Rainford (Daniel), Kathleen DeGonda (Kevin), Patricia Chervenak (Thomas), Donna Borchert (David), Donald Raway (Tracy). 22 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren. Mass of Christian burial St Jerome Catholic Church, Maplewood Thursday March 23, 2017. Visitation at 10:00 am, Mass at 11:00 am. Private interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. (Published in the Pioneer Press Mar. 22, 2017)

Nelson, Ruby Eleanor (nee Pattis)
June 20, 1936 - March 18, 2017
Age 80 of Enderlin, ND.

Bregel, Paul Charles
July 13, 1957 - March 18, 2017
Age 59 of Burnsville. Survived by parents: Charles and Virginia Bregel; siblings: David Bregel, John and wife Cheri Bregel; nephew: Andrew and wife Alyssa Bregel; niece: Nicole Bregel. Graduate of the University of Minnesota. Heroes come in many shapes and sizes. Paul's heroism will fade into the past with only small ripples through the fabric of time. Yet he gave us valuable lessons in humility, perseverance and suffering. The medical problems that Paul faced would have devoured most of us long ago. Paul soldier on. Nothing could end Paul. Paul died on the night of St. Patrick's day. St. Patrick: once said: "Daily I expect to be murdered or betrayed or reduced to slavery if the occasion arises. But I fear nothing, because of the promises of heaven." Paul never gave up hope, never gave up his faith and never gave up on life. In our memories he has become a beacon of love and hope. St. Patrick got special dispensation to bring a curly red hair Irish boy home. Paul was an avid pyrotechnician he created numerous firework display all over the country. Look for astronomical events to pop up in the night sky in the coming months. Stars exploding, comets colliding or massive sun spots. Those who knew Paul will understand. Visitation, funeral and lunch on April 8th at St. Patrick's Church of Hudson Visitation at 11:00, funeral at noon with lunch to follow. Saint Patrick's Church 1500 Vine Street Hudson, Wisconsin 54016. (Published in the Pioneer Press Mar. 26, 2017)

Akis, Vivian Louise (nee Posey)
October 5, 1967 - March 17, 2017
Age 49 of Columbia Heights.

Bader, Herbert Harry
April 29, 1925 - March 17, 2017
Age 91 of Lino Lakes. Survived by wife, Doris; children, Jeffrey (Linda), Mary (Randy) Schuefftan; grandchildren, Eliza-beth, Jessica (Mark) Osaba, Jennifer (Jake Austin), Sara (Alex) Anderson; brother, Irving; nephew, Bill (Tammy); many friends. Celebration of Life will be held in June. (Published in the Star Tribune on Mar. 25, 2017)

Ness, Antoinette (nee Hermanson)
December 25, 1942 - March 17, 2017
Age 74 of Scandia.

Zaccardi, Frank Nick
November 21, 1947 - March 17, 2017
Age 69 of Columbia Heights, passed away comfortably on Friday, March 17th, 2017. Preceded in death by son Adam and his mother. Survived by son Joe, sisters Annie, Janet, Ilene, and Patty, and his four grandsons. Frank was a great man who was loved by many. He delighted us all of the stories about his 27 years of cab driving in the Minneapolis area and his famed wrestling match with a grizzly bear. A Celebration of life will be held on Thursday, March 23rd at 6:00 p.m. at the VFW, 4446 Central Ave NE, Columbia Heights. (Published in the Star Tribune on Mar. 21, 2017)

Peterson, Barry Lee
February 24, 1947 - March 17, 2017
Age 70 of Chaska.

Blomberg, Jon M.
September 6, 1944 - March 16, 2017
Age 72 of White Bear Lake.

Tabor, Garvin Tyrone
April 8, 1956 - March 16, 2017
Age 65 of St. Louis Park.

Litton II, Carl Edward
April 8, 1956 - March 16, 2017
Age 60 of Minneapolis.

Nygaard, Cora Jean (nee Stratton)
November 29, 1930 - March 16, 2017
Age 86 of Minneapolis, originally from Westhope, ND.

Lockhart, Charles Calvin
July 10, 1951 - March 16, 2017
Age 65 of Burnsville, MN. (NOTE MEMORIAL SERVICE ADDRESS CORRECTION BELOW) passed away March 16, 2017. Preceded in death by Father (Charles C. Lockhart I), Wife (Nancy) and Daughter (Desiree'). Charles was an entrepreneur who successfully created many corporations out of his love for food and cooking (NCL Foods and Simply A la Carte' Inc.) and music (Chill Records Inc). As a teenager he dedicated himself and was baptized as one of Jehovah Witnesses and served up to his passing. He was a wonderful Husband, Father, Grandfather, Son and Brother to family and the Eagan Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. He is survived by sons Gage S. Lockhart (Lisa) and Charles C. Lockhart III, grandchildren Anthony, Romel, Eden, Angelo and Alexa Lockhart, parents Jean (Joe) Matzke, siblings Charlyn (Phillip) Brown, Debbie (Jon) Borden, Carol Sue (Brian) Peterson, Todd Matzke and many nieces and nephews. Memorial: Saturday March 25th, 4:30pm, Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 2300 E. 122nd St., Burnsville, MN 55337. 952-894-7099. (Published in the Star Tribune on Mar. 18, 2017)

Boesel, Lynne Diane
May 8, 1945 - March 15, 2017
Age 71 of Maplewood.

Gordon, Roxanne Lene (nee John)
June 1, 1967 - March 15, 2017
Age 49 of St. Louis Park.

Hartness, Susan Elizabeth (nee LaFavor)
August 25, 1945 - March 15, 2017
Age 71 of St. Paul. Preceded in death by parents, Marie & Paul; brother, Fred, granddaughter, Ashley. Survived by children, Chris (Lorenzo), Rose, Shaunna; grandchildren, Paul, Jeffrey, Ethan, Fernando, Ava, Annie; siblings, Romelle, Greg (Kitty), Don, Robert (Carmen), and Marc; many nieces and nephews. Celebration of life date pending. (Published in the Pioneer Press Mar. 19, 2017)

Jensen, Robert Wayne
January 26, 1943 - March 14, 2017
Age 74 of Columbia Heights.

Normandin, Steven Dennis
February 18, 1973 - March 14, 2017
Age 44 of Cottage Grove.

Klimek, Nathan Daniel
May 11, 1978 - March 13, 2017
Age 38 of Oakdale.

Rowe, Dawn Colleen (nee Wiltermuth)
October 3, 1967 - March 13, 2017
Age 49 of Hastings.

Dreitzler, John Michael
August 23, 1948 - March 13, 2017
Age 90 of Princeton. Wonderful brother, friend and life. Will be missed by all. Celebration of his Life to be held this summer. (Published in the Star Tribune on Mar. 18, 2017)

Swedberg, Ione Gladys (nee Anderson)
August 24, 1926 - March 13, 2017
Age 90 of Willmar, formerly of Plymouth passed away peacefully on 3/13/2017 surrounded by her family. Born in Howard Lake, 8/14/1926. Preceded in death by husband Marvin; parents, August & Madeline Anderson; sisters, Evelyn Diers, Harriet Zander, June Wagner, brother Roger Anderson. Survived by children, Kathleen (Stan) Sroga, Coon Rapids, Brian Swedberg of Mpls, Bruce (Jamie) Swedberg, Camdenton, MO; grandchildren, Jen (Dan) Dutton, Andrew Sroga, Naomi Swedberg, Cody Swedberg, Elisheba (Luis) Santana, James Swedberg, Aaron (Brianna) Swedberg; step grandson, Michael (Julie) Sroga; great grandchildren, Paige Sroga, Laney Sroga, Addison Dutton, Avery Dutton, Brielle Swedberg; siblings, Geraldine Anderson and Vergil (Geraldine) Anderson, Howard Lake. Memorial Service March 25 11:30 am at Willmar Assemblies of God Church, 3821 Abbott Dr, Willmar, MN. Visitation one hour prior to the service. (Published in the Star Tribune on Mar. 18, 2017)

Huelsnitz, Edith Faye (nee Poffenberger)
April 12, 1970 - March 12, 2017
Age 46 of Brooklyn Center.

Carroll McNutt, Audra Jean
August 25, 1980 - March 12, 2017
Age 36 of Minneapolis.

Jones Jr., Richard Keyt
September 30, 1953 - March 11, 2017
Age 63 of Golden Valley.

Lassig, Paulette Gail
July 13, 1952 - March 11, 2017
Age 64 of Maplewood. Survived by children Ryan and Lorraine. Per Paulette's request no service will be held. " SHE FORGIVES YOU" (Published in the Pioneer Press Mar. 19, 2017)

Kelsch, Cherlene Rose (nee Ternes)
October 18, 1943 - March 10, 2017
Age 73 of Arden Hills.

Garvey, John Thomas
June 9, 1961 - March 9, 2017
Age 55 of Zimmerman. He was surrounded by family/friends and knowing how very much he was loved. He will be missed dearly. He is preceded in death by his parents Dr. James and Betty Garvey; his sister and brother in law Linda and Duane Cramer. John is survived by sister Mary Oleskow (Matt); brother Jim Garvey (Lauri); nieces and nephews Bonnie Alver (Bob); Beth Fedor, Nick Fedo (Brittany), Kendall Garvey; Jackson Garvey; Scott Cramer (Alyssa), Dan Cramer (Lindsey) and Brian Cramer. Also survived by great nieces and nephews; ex-wife Jackie Garvey, children Chelsea and Tony Capria . A family celebration of his life will be held at a future date. (Published in the Star Tribune on Mar. 18, 2017)

Rasmussen, Barbara Jean (nee Conrath)
January 22, 1936 - March 9, 2017
Age 81 of Shoreview, passed away peacefully on March 9, 2017, from pancreatic cancer. Preceded in death by her parents, Don & Norma Conrath; and grandson, Johnathan Schuneman. Survived by husband of 53 years, Richard; brother, Don (Arlene); her children, Erik (Janelle), Kris (Mike), Peter (Diann); her grandchildren, Tim, Ben, Kelly, Kirsten, Josh, Kia, Noah, Becca, Kendra, and Presley; and her great-grandsons, Johnathan and Tyler. Barb was a teacher in St. Paul, Mounds View and Roseville school districts. She was a hockey mom for 47 years for sons, grandsons and granddaughters. Barb was also an active volunteer in church activities. A Celebration of Life service will be held for Barbara on Saturday, March 18 at 11:00 AM at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 3920 N Victoria St, Shoreview. Visitation 1 hour prior at church. Private interment at a future date. Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers to Pillars Health East Hospice.

Ludlow, Thomas Barlow
May 11, 1921 - March 8, 2017
Age 95 of Minneapolis, formerly of Arden Hills, died March 8, 2017. He was born in Worthington, MN, on May 11, 1921, the second of three children born to H. Dwight Ludlow and Genevieve Love Ludlow. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Betty Webster and Jane Kingsley; his wife of 53 years, Shirley Dahl Ludlow; and special friend Rita Stallman. He earned a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1944. After graduation, he enlisted in the Navy and served as Engineering Officer and later Executive Officer on an LST in the Pacific during World War II. After marrying Shirley in 1946, he started his career in engineering and plastics research working at 3M. While there, he built a house on Lake Johanna, which would be their home until 1997. Later, he was Director of Physical Research for The Bemis Company. In 1963, he founded Johanna Plastics, where he was the inventor and first manufacturer of the key component in personal car battery and antifreeze testers. He and Shirley, his Chief Financial Officer, operated the business until they retired and sold it in 1989. He is survived by daughter Ann and her husband, Richard, of Minneapolis; son John and his wife, Merrily, of Bellevue, WA; son Mark and his wife, Chris, of Costa Mesa, CA; and 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 22 at 3:00 p.m. at Hennepin Ave. United Methodist Church, where Tom met Shirley in 1944. He sang bass in the choir for 60 years. Memorials should be directed to Compatible Technology International or the Hennepin Ave. United Methodist Church Ministry of Music.
(Published in the Star Tribune on Mar. 11, 2017)

Marrone, Britney DeRae
February 17, 1987 - March 8, 2017
Age 30 of St. Paul. "Loved by All!" St. Paul Cathedral, Thursday, March 23. Visitaition 9:00 a.m.; Mass 10:00 a.m. (Published in the Pioneer Press Mar. 19, 2017)

Stoltenberg, Helen Elizabeth (nee Whippo)
November 9, 1918 - March 7, 2017
Age 98 of Eden Prairie. Preceded in death by husband, Glenn. Survived by 3 daughters, Jo Stoltenberg, Anne Stoltenberg, Sue (Kelly) Knutson; 2 grandsons, Caleb and Nathan Knutson. Service to be held at a later date. (Published in the Star Tribune on Mar. 11, 2017)

Beal, Allan Albert
January 3, 1938 - March 7, 2017
Age 79 of Blaine, formerly of Aitkin and Pequot Lakes. Passed away on March 7. Preceded in death by his parents and son Barry. Survived by sons Brian and Doug, brothers Curt and Ross, and sister Linda. Memorial service March 15 at 1 PM at Glen Cary Lutheran Church in Ham Lake. Many thanks to the staff of Golden Living Center Twin Rivers in Anoka and to the Fairview Hospice Team. (Published in the Star Tribune on Mar. 11, 2017)

Machesney, Gregory Wayne
April 25, 1955 - March 7, 2017
Age 61 of Stillwater. Celebration of life to be held Sat. April 15, 2017, from 3-7 PM, at the St. Croix Yacht Club, 6413 St. Croix Tr., Stillwater, MN 55082.

Bacon, Carole Ann
January 9, 1955 - March 7, 2017
Age 62 of St. Paul. A memorial service will be 2:00 pm Thursday, March 16, 2017 at the O'Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral Home in Kearney. MAR 16. 02:00 PM O'Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral Homes and Cremations 4115 Ave N Kearney, NE, US, 68847 info@osrfh.com http://www.osrfh.com Memorial Service begins.

Teigen, Isabelle Sophia
March 2, 1999 - March 6, 2017
Age 18 of St. Paul, slipped away in her sleep on the morning of March 6th, in St. Paul MN; just a few days after turning 18. Isabelle is survived by her parents, Disraeli Davis and Tania Teigen; stepfather, Christopher Koskie; sister, Noelle Teigen; brothers, Isaiah Davis, Payton Davis, and Carew Koskie. She was preceded in death by her beloved brother, Justin Teigen. Her family and friends remember her as a loving, girl with a strong spirit and magnetic Soul. Services for Isabelle are at Dayton Avenue Presbyterian Church, 217 Mackubin St, St Paul, MN 55102 on Tuesday, March 14th at 11:00am. (Published in the Pioneer Press Mar. 12, 2017)

Layer, Linda Lee (nee Price)
October 15, 1947 - March 6, 2017
Age 69 of Blaine. Preceded in death by son Charles. Survived by husband, William; son, William (Nancy), 5 grandchildren. Memorial Mass Tuesday 11 AM at The Church of St. Paul, 1740 Bunker Lake Blvd NE, Ham Lake, MN. Gathering 1 hr. prior to service. (Published in the Star Tribune on Mar. 11, 2017)

Johnson, Jeniece May
March 23, 1938 - March 5, 2017
Age 78 of New Hope.

Bergen, Carter Jay
January 20, 1953 - March 5, 2017
Age 64 of Woodbury. Died March 5th at his home in Woodbury, MN after a long battle with cancer. His funeral service will be held at Noon this Saturday, March 11th at Saint Ambrose of Woodbury Catholic Church - 4125 Woodbury Dr, Woodbury, MN 55129. Immediately following the service, all are invited to O'Malley's Irish Pub at Carter's request to share stories and celebrate his life. Carter or "Jay" as many knew him, was born in Waterloo / Cedar Falls, IA to Jake & Ginny Bergen on January 20, 1953. He attended and played football at Cedar Falls High School and went on to play football at Drake University. He later attended law school at William Mitchell College of Law in MN where he started a family and a career as an attorney and as one of the Football coaches at Woodbury High School. He has 3 children, 2 granddaughters and 2 granddoggies. He is further survived by his brother Nick Bergen and sister Julie Donielson as well as his boxer dog Sugar. Carter's self-written obituary will be available at the funeral. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the family. (Published in the Pioneer Press Mar. 8, 2017)

Kough, William Gerald
March 6, 1948 - March 4, 2017
Age 68 of St. Paul.

Thayer, Matthew Henson
March 9, 1927 - March 4, 2017
Age 89 of Brooklyn Center, passed away peacefully at his home on Mar. 4, 2017. Matthew Henson Thayer was born in Chicago, IL on March 9, 1927. He attended Willard Elementary, Englewood High and graduated from Tilden Tech in Chicago, IL. He was drafted into the US Army during WWII, attended the University of Minnesota and Metro State U. He worked in various fields throughout his professional career; engineer, technical writer, draftsman; Model Cities in Mpls: MAO Assistant Director; Powderhorn Development Corporation: Director; Model Cities in St. Paul: Director, HELP Development Corporation; Control Data, Thayer & Thayer Consulting, and MSP Airport Commission. He is preceded in death by his parents, Alonzo & Nannette; sister, Theresa; brother, William; son, Paul; many classmates and friends. He is reunited with his grandchildren, Jalen and Breanna Thayer. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Irene Carol Thayer; his children, Eric, Mark (Peggy), Barbara, Michelle, Lance (Jennifer), Scott (Maria) and Ryan; grandchildren, Nicole, Adrienne, Dominic, Mario, Bailey, Samuel, Maya and Marisol; sister-in-law, Charlene Thayer; nieces, Karen (Ken) and Diane (Harold); daughter-in-law, Jacqueline, lifelong friend, Marcellus Burke; many family and friends. He was a member of the Episcopal Church throughout his life (St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral-Mpls); Special thanks to Sally and John Cunningham who "brought the mass to us"; The Reverend Lowell B. Johnson who gave the last rites and conducted the funeral service. Isaiah 40:8 Though the grass withers and the flower wilts, the word of our God stands forever.
(Published in the Star Tribune on Mar. 11, 2017)

Lunney, Jo-Ann Frances (nee Nelson)
July 5, 1937 - March 4, 2017
Age 79 of River Falls.

Langa, Richard George
November 17, 1947 - March 4, 2017
Age 69 of Minneapolis. He is survived by his children Jessica, Travis and Justine. Private service to be held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. 

Murnane, Roger Thomas
November 4, 1934 - March 4, 2017
Age 82 of New Hope. Survived by wife Nancy (Vaaler) and four children, Michael (Deirdre), Martha (Bill), Melinda (Brian), Christopher (Jill), and six grandchildren, Evan, Cloe, Samantha, Nicki, Cooper, Griffin. He was preceded in death by son, Thomas; father, Christy; mother, Lauretta (Kruckeberg); and sister, Marjory Gregory. He was a graduate of the University of Minnesota and a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity. He served in the Army. Memorials to donor's preference or St. Vincent DePaul at the Basilica of St. Mary, Creative Spirit, Parkinson's Disease Foundation. Thank you to the staff at Saint Therese for their loving care. Service to be announced. (Published in the Star Tribune on Mar. 11, 2017)

Schrimpf, Wesley August
August 30, 1935 - March 4, 2017
Age 81 of Beldenville, WI.

Fossen, Theresa Regina (nee Bendel)
May 16, 1928 - March 4, 2017
Age 88 of Madison, MN. Survived by husband Orean Fossen, children Steve Fossen, Virginia Wallace (Mike) Bette Tjornhom (Keith), Jim Fossen, 8 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, sisters Marty Aretz (Lee), Dorothy Wright, Mary Norlin. Celebration of life at Wayzata Community Church (125 Wayzata Blvd E, Wayzata 55391) at 2 pm, March 17, 2017 and March 18, 2017 at Faith Lutheran Church (619 5th Ave, Madison, MN 56256) at 1 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Madison Nursing Home, 900 2nd Ave, Madison, MN 56256. (Published in the Star Tribune on Mar. 11, 2017)

Schwartz, Helga Eliesbeth (nee Lux)
March 31, 1926 - March 3, 2017
Age 90 of St. Paul.

Zabitchuck II, Nicholas
July 7, 1947 - March 3, 2017
Age 69 of Minneapolis.

Ness, Bonnie Jay
December 17, 1956 - March 2, 2017
Age 60 of Brainerd.

Slucis, Aivars
July 21, 1938 - March 2, 2017
Age 79 of Chaska.

Anderson, Lois Jean (nee Nelson)
November 21, 1933 - March 2, 2017
Age 83 of Princeton.

Goodwin, Patricia Claire (nee Lein)
August 19, 1938 - March 2, 2017
Age 78 of Maple Grove, died on March 2nd after putting up one hell of a fight! She was diagnosed in 2009 with leukemia and she fought it for 8 years! Born 8/19/1938 the daughter of Orin and Lillian Lien. Survived by daughter Suzanne Goodwin, two sons, Scott Goodwin and Mark Carlson and wife Gigi, grandson Caid Goodwin, sister Jan Butler and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents Orin and Lillian Lien, sisters Joann, Mary, Helen, Marjorie and 5 brothers-in-law. Graduated in 1956, attended Minnesota School of Business, 35 years in the Real Estate business in several roles. She loved music and dancing, fishing, snow-mobiling, playing cards, THE LAKE but especially family. A private family service TBD.
(Published in the Star Tribune on Mar. 4, 2017)

Vriezelaar, Gary Eugene
September 2, 1933 - March 2, 2017
Age 83 of Blaine.

Baril, Douglas Craig
December 23, 1946 - March 1, 2017
Age 70 of Minneapolis.

Smith, Elizabeth Augusta (Brose)
September 25, 1933 - March 1, 2017
Age 83 of Brooklyn Center.

Schulz, Marjorie Rosamond (nee Johnson)
March 24, 1930 - March 1, 2017
Age 86 of Bloomington.

Hanstad, Warner Paul
December 24, 1932 - March 1, 2017
Age 84 of Minneapolis. Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great-Grandfather Age 84, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on March 1, 2017. Preceded in death by parents Gustav and Mayme; sister Marguerite Allen, son Paul and son-in-law Peter Zaccardi. Survived by loving wife of 60 years Jolene; children Steve (Susan), Rhonda Dale (Larry), Vanessa Johnson, Dale (Cheryl), Charla Zaccardi, Joel, Angela Moll (Kevin) and Lee; 13 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Warner was a life-long resident of NE Minneapolis and graduate of Edison High School. He was a proud U.S. Navy veteran and retired from FMC Corporation after almost 40 years. Warner was known for his quick wit, strong work ethic, love of road trips, good coffee, casino buffets, and his unwavering devotion to family. A celebration of Warner's life will be held at Nativity Lutheran Church, 3312 Silver Lake Rd., Minneapolis, MN 55418 on March 7 at 2PM with visitation half hour prior. (Published in the Star Tribune on Mar. 4, 2017)

Foley, James Thomas
April 22, 1936 - March 1, 2017
Age 80 of Otsego. 80, originally from Stillwater MN passed away on March 1, 2017. Jim is survived by wife Jerry Foley (Ryan), 6 children; Mike, Terry, Pat, Tom, Shelley, and Tim; 18 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren. Jim taught in the Stillwater school district for 30 years and coached at St. Mary's Point Hockey Arena also 30 years. Jim retired in 2000 and moved to Alexandria MN. Mass will be held on March 11, 2017 at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Maple Grove, MN. Visitation at 10am, Mass at 11am. Friends and family are invited to celebrate Jim's life at the Eagles 94 in Stillwater, MN gathering starts at 5pm. (Published in the Star Tribune on Mar. 7, 2017)

Keen, Anthony Albert
May 28, 1962 - February 28, 2017
Age 54 of Cottage Grove.

Peng, Chung-Hua Lee
May 31, 1918 - February 28, 2017
Passed away on February 28, 2017 in St. Paul, MN, 3 months short of her 100th birthday. Born in Jiansu Province, China to Dr. Xing-Shan Lee and Wong. Preceded in death by her husband Dr. Chi-Jui "Charles" Peng and grandson David; survived by son James (Carol) and two grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Lee received her B.S. in chemistry from National Zhejiang University (U.); subsequently she attended Kent State U., Columbia U. and the U. of Hong Kong where she earned a PhD in Biochemistry after receiving M.S. degrees. She held teaching and research positions in the Enzyme Institute at the U. of Wisconsin, Peking U. and the U. of Hong Kong. She resided in St. Paul, Minnesota after her retirement. She was an avid history buff and attributed her good health and long life to taking large dosages of vitamin C daily. Interment at Riverview Cemetery in West St. Paul, Minnesota. (Published in the Pioneer Press Mar. 5, 2017)

Hanson, Douglas DuWayne
August 21, 1956 - February 28, 2017
Age 60 of Rush City.

Moore, Thomas Donald
April 12, 1966 - February 27, 2017
Age 50 of Minneapolis.

Gohdes, Robert John
October 19, 1938 - February 27, 2017
Age 79 of Waconia.

Sheehey, Kelly Jean (nee Swanson)
October 22, 1958 - February 27, 2017
Age 58 of West St. Paul. Memorial Service, Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 11am at Oakdale Community Church, 1066 Carrie St., West St. Paul. Memorial Visitation at 10am before the service. (Published in the Pioneer Press Mar. 3, 2017)

Suski, Thomas Peter
April 30, 1945 - February 27, 2017
Age 71 of Burnsville. Born April 30, 1945 after going through the darkness of pancreatic cancer, was drawn towards the light of Jesus at age 71 at 8:42pm February 27, 2017. Tom expresses his thankfulness to his family, St. Thomas College manintenance staff, faculty and students, and friends for the enjoyment and support all have provided. Tom was preceded in death by his father, John Peter, mother Regina Susan, and friend Dennis Willenbring. Survived by two sisters Susanne (Edward Meredyk), Karen (Donovan Klausen). (Published in the Pioneer Press Mar. 1, 2017)

Loney, Mary Ellen
September 6, 1950 - February 27, 2017
Age 66 of St. Paul. Passed on 2/27/17 suddenly after a recent illness. Born on 9/6/1950. Preceded in death by parents, Edward and Margaret (Brown) Loney. Survived by her siblings: Jan, Terrence, Michael (Deb), Kevin (Norma), Patty, Brian and Timothy (Sandy) and other relatives and friends. Graduate of Our Lady of Peace High School and University of Minnesota. Retired from Hennepin County Human Services. MEL was an avid Viking fan and will be missed by many from First Avenue. Saturday, March 4 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 515 So. Albert, Visitation 9am-11am. Mass of Christian Burial at 11AM. Private interment. (Published in the Pioneer Press Mar. 1, 2017)

Pederson, Vernon Rudin
September 11, 1919 - February 26, 2017
Age 97 of Lakeville.

Moore, Antione A.
July 17, 1969 - February 26, 2017
Age 47 of St. Paul.

Gillquist, Gloria Ruth
May 11, 1943 - February 25, 2017
Age 73 of Richfield.

Videen, Lois Eleanor (nee Eastman)
February 24, 1926 - February 25, 2017
Age 91 of Hugo.

Tschida, Dianne Maria (nee Flynn)
November 20, 1936 - February 25, 2017
Age 80 of St. Paul. Beloved Wife and Mother passed peacefully on 2/25/17, at home with family. Born 11/20/36 to Willis and Albertina Flynn. Preceded in death by brother Richard and granddaughter Ashley. Survived by loving husband of 60 years, Ramon; sisters, Delores and Gail; loving children, Linda; Steve (Robin); Pauline (Jeff); Cathy (Billy); James (Merrie); 9 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren, and many other family and friends. Mass of Christian Burial Monday 3/6/17 at 11:00 AM with visitation 1 hour prior at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 515 Albert St. So. St. Paul, MN 55116. (Published in the Pioneer Press Mar. 5, 2017)

Sumpter, Gregory Allan
October 12, 1951 - February 24, 2017
Age 65 of Montevideo.

Proell, Jon Dennis
December 21, 1963 - February 24, 2017
Age 53 of Roseville.

Hills, David Wilfred
May 23, 1941 - February 23, 2017
Age 75 of Blaine, passed away of cancer on Feb. 23, 2017. His final days were spent surrounded by family. He will be dearly missed. Celebration of Life to be held in the near future. (Published in the Star Tribune on Feb. 26, 2016)

Dittbenner, Lora Mae
March 23, 1950 - February 23, 2017
Age 66 of Minneapolis. She passed away peacefully after a long battle with illness. She is survived by many friends and will be greatly missed. A heartfelt thank you to the very special caregivers at Our Lady of Peace Hospice. (Published in the Star Tribune on Feb. 26, 2016)

Daniels, Roger Russell
May 27, 1924 - February 23, 2017
Age 92 of Inver Grove Heights.

Thibodeau, Marcella Marie (nee Leider)
June 23, 1932 - February 22, 2017
Age 84 of Maplewood.

Johnson, Tina Marie
February 16, 1962 - February 22, 2017
Age 53 of St. Paul.

Johnson, Mary Helen (nee Milz)
November 17, 1933 - February 21, 2017
Age 83 of Lakeville.

Town, George
February 18, 1944 - February 20, 2017
Age 73 of St. Paul.

Kula, Shelley Kaye (nee Zahner)
May 14, 1955 - February 20, 2017
Age 61 of Princeton. Shelley passed away at the age of 61 at home surrounded by family. She resided in Princeton, Minnesota with her husband Darryl. Shelley was born and raised in Robbinsdale, MN. She is survived by her loving husband Darryl and her children Risa (Oscar) Marchena of Big Lake, Ashley (Scott) Sanford of Big Lake, Tracy (Scott) Doely of Stillwater, Paulla Hentges of Zimmerman and several grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers Jim (Jerri) Zahner and Bob (Mary Lou) Zahner along with many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Robert and Cathryn Zahner. A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 at 1pm at the VFW located at 135 N. Rum River Drive, Princeton, MN 55371. (Published in the Star Tribune on Feb. 22, 2016)

Wagner, Bruce Bernard
February 8, 1942 - February 20, 2017
Age 75 of Princeton.

Stahnke, Scott Ernest
April 16, 1964 - February 20, 2017
Age 52 of Onamia.

Tetrick, Kenneth Hugh
October 4, 1946 - February 20, 2017
Age 70 of Minneapolis. Ken was born in Boscobel, WI to Kathryn Christina (Boebel) Tetrick and Walter Kenneth Tetrick. He attended grade school in Woodman, WI and graduated from Boscobel High School in 1964. The launch of Sputnik on Ken's 11th birthday inspired a life-long interest in physics and astronomy. Ken studied at Luther College in Decorah, IA, and The University of Minnesota. He earned a bachelor's degree in philosophy from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Ken deeply pursued a series of interests including computer programming, photography, Christian faith, yoga, marksmanship, music synthesizers, and amateur radio. Ken designed and tested computer firmware in Minnesota at Honey-well/Alliant Techsystems, Integris, DataCard Group, and at Esterline AVISTA in Platteville, WI. Ken's gentle and inquisitive nature will be deeply missed by his brothers Steven C. Tetrick of Minneapolis, Mark A. Tetrick (Cathy) of West Chester, OH. A celebration of Ken's life will be held on Sunday, March 19, 12-3 PM (remembrances shared at 1 PM) at Elsie's Banquet Hall, 729 Marshall St. NE Minneapolis and in Boscobel, WI in July. (Published in the Star Tribune on Mar. 4, 2016)

Schaffer, Jerome Michael
May 22, 1941 - February 19, 2017
Age 75 of Vadnais Heights. Jerome passed away at Regions Hospital. He was an Air Force veteran and a music aficionado. Those who knew him were always touched by his kind and playful spirit. He is survived by wife Millie Mitchell Schaffer; 3 children, Holly (Greg) Simon, Jesse, and Rachael as well as 5 grandchildren, Dustin, Jillian McNeil, Riley, Avery Olson & Jacob Simon. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Irene Scovill Schaffer and two daughters, Tracey Herrly and Rebecca. All family and friends are invited to join us on Sunday, Feb. 26, at 12 noon at the Tin Cup, 1220 Rice St., St. Paul for a Celebration of Life. Interment will follow on Monday, Feb. 27th 10:30 AM at Fort Snelling Ln. #4. (Published in the Pioneer Press Feb 24, 2017)

Schack, Suzanne Lorraine
August 8, 1953 - February 19, 2017
Age 63 of Fridley.

Fisher, Barbara Jean (nee Swanson)
October 24, 1943 - February 19, 2017
Age 73 of Roseville. Loving mother, passed away peacefully in Roseville, Minnesota, on Sunday, February 19th, 2017 following complications from a heart aneurysm. She was born October 24th, 1943 in Saint Paul, Minnesota to Charles Alvin and Esther Swanson. She attended St Paul Central High school and then graduated from Mechanic Arts High school in 1961 and married Ronald Sigford in 1962. They were married a few years. She took classes at the University of MN and became a secretary. Some of her favorite things were spending time each year at the lake up north with her family, summertime flowers on her deck and spending time with her cats each day. Barbara is survived by her daughter and grandson, Chris and Ryan Rampersad, of Saint Paul, Minnesota and her brother, Bradley Alan Swanson of Glendale, California and cousins, and lifelong friend Sandy (Jimmy) Nelson. To celebrate Barbara, friends and family are welcome to stop by for a celebration open house held on Saturday Feb 25th, 2017 between noon -2pm at 883 Fairview Ave N in St Paul. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Feline Rescue. (Published in the Pioneer Press Feb 26, 2017)      

Balson, Daniel Robert
January 25, 1962 - February 19, 2017
Age 55 of Minneapolis.

Branville, Cynthia Ann
June 7, 1948 - February 18, 2017
Age 68 of St. Paul.

Schmidt Jr., Stephen James
July 9, 1940 - February 18, 2017
Age 76 of North Branch.

Bozeman, Sandra Lea (nee Gomola)
January 17, 1949 - February 17, 2017
Age 68 of St. Paul.

Weflen, Harold "Harry" Leon
August 3, 1952 - February 16, 2017
Age 64 of Oakdale. Passed away peacefully on February 16, 2017. Preceded in death by parents, Oliver and Ardys. Survived by loving wife, Barb; children, Katie (Pete) Heyer, Matt (Laurie); grandchildren, Olivia and Sam Heyer, Ryan, Gavin, Madelyn Weflen; brother, Dave (Cheri); and many other relatives and friends. Celebration of Life at 11AM on Friday, February 24, at River Valley Church, 722 Ravine St., Faribault, MN. (Published in the Pioneer Press Feb 19, 2017)      

Moberg, Cindy Ann
September 12, 1954 - February 16, 2017
Age 62 of Rockford, passed away suddenly, but peacefully Feb. 16, 2017. Preceded in death by son, Daniel Bazoff; daughter Crissa Cichon; brother Allen Moberg; father Donald Moberg; step-father Maurice Durham. Survived by her mother Marcia Moberg-Durham; daughter Kellie (Spencer) Martinson; sister Linda (Rodney) Harren; son-in-law, Shannon Cichon; sister-in-law Marybeth Moberg; grandchildren: Zander, Julia & Laura Martinson, Belle, Grace, Abbie & Charlie Cichon & several nephews & a niece. Memorial Service will be held Wed., Feb 22 at Monticello Legion, 304 Elm Street, Monticello MN at 6:30 pm. Her Service will be CAYMAN ISLAND Style! Please come & have FUN while saying goodbye! Memorials preferred for the Cindy Moberg Funeral Fund. (Published in the Star Tribune on Feb. 18, 2016)

Nguyen, Suong Thi
June 17, 1949 - February 16, 2017
Age 67 of Brooklyn Park.

Warner, Tara Anne (nee Pence)
July 16, 1979 - February 16, 2017
Age 37 of Dilworth.

Buhta, Jacqueline Ellen (nee Wilson)
April 20, 1944 - February 16, 2017
Age 72 of Eagan, died suddenly and unexpectedly. Jacqueline was born in California and was a beloved Mother, Grandmother, Sister and Friend. Services will be held on Thursday February 23rd at 11:00 at Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel, 200 Tower Ave St. Paul MN 55111. (Published in the Star Tribune on Feb. 18, 2016)

Taylor, Barbara Lee (nee Haddock)
June 5, 1950 - February 16, 2017
Age 66 of Minneapolis. Survived by her husband of 48 years, Dan Taylor, 3 children, 3 grandchildren, and many other family and friends. A celebration of Barb's life will be held at 10 AM on Mon., Feb. 20, 2017 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Robbinsdale, MN, with a visitation starting at 9 AM. (Published in the Star Tribune on Feb. 18, 2016)

Gartner, Frederick John
December 2, 1942 - February 15, 2017
Age 74 of St. Paul.

VanWeele, Drew John
November 14, 1955 - February 15, 2017
Age 61 of St. Paul.

Peterson, Daniel Paul
February 24, 1960 - February 14, 2017
Age 56 of Oak Grove. Died Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at his home surrounded by family and friends. Arrangements were entrusted to Crescent Tide Funeral Home. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 2 Timothy 4:7 (Published in Pioneer Press on Feb. 26, 2017)

Standen, Donald Lawrence
July 10, 1941 - February 14, 2017
Age 75 of Minneapolis.

Hamre, Pamela Sue (nee Ehnert)
February 20, 1956 - February 13, 2017
Age 60 of Stillwater. Passed away peacefully on February 13, 2017. She will be remembered by husband, Paul; daughters, Melissa (Scott) Frank, Danielle (David) Garrett, Megan (John) Hoffman; 7 grandchildren; sister, Merry (Ken) Mund; other family and friends. A celebration of Pam's life will be Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 6:00 P.M. at BRADSHAW CELEBRATION OF LIFE CENTER, 2800 Curve Crest Boulevard (NW corner of Hwy 36 and Co Rd 5), Stillwater, with visitation beginning at 3:00 P.M. Memorials are preferred to Planned Parenthood. 651-439-5511

Wilhelm, John Richard
April 26, 1947 - February 13, 2017
Age 69 of Landfall, passed away peacefully at home. Survived by wife, Francine; two sons; brothers and sisters; family and friends. John worked for Catholic Charities for 18 years - peace and love. Celebration of life in the spring. We will miss you Johnny.

Vassar, Patricia Christine (nee Morawiecki)
June 5, 1957 - February 13, 2017
Age 59 of St. Paul.

Wright, Robert Lee
November 16, 1938 - February 12, 2017
Age 78 of Minneapolis. Funeral service Saturday, February 18 at 12:00 P.M., with visitation 1 hour prior. Private interment

Sparber, Martin Hyman
February 21, 1942 - February 12, 2017
Age 74 of St. Paul.

Roberts, Florence Catherine (nee McNeil)
August 1, 1931 - February 12, 2017
Age 85 of Eden Prairie.

Li, Qiyu
November 7, 1968 - February 11, 2017
Age 48 of Plymouth, originally of Qingdao, China.

Cade, Marilyn Jean (nee Carsey)
February 17, 1941 - February 10, 2017
Age 75 of Maple Grove.

Gomar, Lydia V. (Lidia Viera Betancourt)
October 21, 1933 - February 10, 2017
Age 83 of Rosemount.

Cooks, Theaplie Pete
July 5, 1950 - February 10, 2017
Age 66 of Minneapolis.

Reiter, Graham Delayne
September 8, 1934 - February 9, 2017
Age 82 of St. Paul. Preceded in death by parents Joseph and Jennette (Graham) Reiter, sister Carolee Reiling, infant son Graham Jr. Survived by loving wife, Grace, daughter Willow of Hawaii, sisters-in-law Janice Templin, Charlotte Templin, brothers-in-law William Templin (Karen), Tom Reiling, cousins Donna Garbe (John), Clarice Blaeser, Susan Johnson and many nieces and nephews. A very special thank you to the staff members at Oak Crossing and Oak Crest at Cerenity Care Center, White Bear Lake, for their kind and loving care. Memorial service will be held Friday, Feb. 17 at 1 PM in the chapel at Cerenity Care Center, 1900 Webber Street, White Bear Lake. Graham was an Air Force veteran. Interment at Ft. Snelling Cemetery on Wed., Feb. 22 at 2 PM, Assembly area #3. (Published in Pioneer Press on Feb. 15, 2017)

LeClaire, Lionel James
October 12, 1931 - February 9, 2017
Age 85 of St. Paul.

Reich, Theresa Constance (nee Schmidt)
November 2, 1943 - February 9, 2017
Age 73, of Burnsville, passed away February 9, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer. Terry loved to spend time outside gardening with her flowers, traveling throughout the world with her family and friends at her side as well as cooking and entertaining. Terry was known for speaking her mind and swearing like a sailor! Terry grew up in Little Falls and after moving to the twin cities met Wally, her husband of 51 years. Terry was a Northwest airlines retiree. Preceded in death by parents Frank and Pauline Schmidt and sister Bernadette Greco. She was a wonderful wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, and friend to all who knew her. Survived by husband of 51 years, Walter (Wally), son, Mark (Kim), granddaughters Emilie and Ella who were the light of her life, brothers Gervase and Gerard Schmidt, sisters Virginia and Rosemary Schmidt, and many other relatives. Funeral service Friday, February 17, 5PM at Mary Mother Catholic Church 3333 East Cliff Rd, Burnsville, MN. Visitation one hour prior to service. Memorials preferred to the donor's favorite charity. (Published in Pioneer Press on Feb. 11, 2017)

Reiter, Graham Delayne
September 8, 1934 - February 9, 2017
Age 82 of White Bear Lake. Preceded in death by parents Joseph and Jennette (Graham) Reiter, sister Carolee Reiling, infant son Graham Jr. Survived by loving wife, Grace, daughter Willow of Hawaii, sisters-in-law Janice Templin, Charlotte Templin, brothers-in-law William Templin (Karen), Tom Reiling, cousins Donna Garbe (John), Clarice Blaeser, Susan Johnson and many nieces and nephews. A very special thank you to the staff members at Oak Crossing and Oak Crest at Cerenity Care Center, White Bear Lake, for their kind and loving care. Memorial service will be held Friday, Feb. 17 at 1 PM in the chapel at Cerenity Care Center, 1900 Webber Street, White Bear Lake. Graham was an Air Force veteran. Interment at Ft. Snelling Cemetery on Wed., Feb. 22 at 2 PM, Assembly area #3. (Published in Pioneer Press on Feb. 15, 2017)

Wentland, Edna Lee (nee Bristol, Avalos)
May 13, 1940 - February 9, 2017
Age 76 of North Branch. Born: Metropolis, MO. Died: North Branch, MN. Our beautiful mother passed away. We can hardly realize what life will be like without her, who was the center of everything. Her suffering (from Alzheimer's) has ended, yet our suffering (from shattered heart) has just begun. How do we tell you about the most important woman in our life, our heroour Mom? For those of you who never got to meet our Mom Mom was very lovely, affectionate and unselfish. Besides her family and close friends, she deeply loved her gardens, dogs (Dobermans) and especially our majestic Friesian horses. She was brilliantly clever, talented and had a wonderful head for business. Her passion for KFPS/FHANA registered Friesian horses lead to the creation of Friesian Stable. Mom's pride of her farm, gardens and horses extended to many visitors, including people passing along the highway. She would give tours of her perennial gardens, renovated 100+ year-old farmhouse and the finale was the custom-built horse barn full of Friesian horses. She enjoyed sharing her treasures with everyone. We wish you all could have met our Mom We love you Mom Becky Avalos, Leslie (Avalos) & Scott Losey, John & Carla Avalos, Jesse & Sheila Wentland Jr., 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grand-children. Survived by husband Jesse Wentland, Best Friend, Patricia (& Alvin) Tonn, many relatives & good friends. Preceded in death by parents Clyde & Elsie Bristol, sister Patricia Holmes and brother Roger Bristol. (Published in the Star Tribune on Feb. 18, 2016)

Beyers, Robert Thomas
January 28, 1953 - February 9, 2017
Age 64 of St. Paul. Bobby met his Higher Power, whom he called God, on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, MN. He was born on Jan. 28, 1953 to his loving parents Tracy and Dolly Beyers. Bobby is survived by his ex-wife and dear friend Debbie; his children, Joshua Beyers, Shawna Bresina and Bobby Beyers Jr.; grandchildren, Carter and Sophie Beyers; sisters, Terri (Bob) Fredrich, West Bend; Mary (Dick) Weyenberg, Howard; brother, Butch (Liz) Beyers, Howard and numerous nieces and nephews. Bobby was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Brian; sister, Jeanne; his daughter, Jodi Glasheen.Bobby’s life was both simple and intricate. Parts of his life we wished we all had lived and other parts we are joyful we never had to. Please come and celebrate Bobby’s life with us on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 from 10 until 11:00 a.m. at St. Benedict Catholic Church, 3370 Deerfield West, Suamico. Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m. with Father Gerald A. Prusakowski, OFM officiating. Online condolences welcome at www.PfotenhauerFuneralHome.com

Thoresen, Jack Earhardt
October 3, 1929 - February 9, 2017
Age 87 of Deephaven.

Treague Jr., Willmar Dale "Bill"
November 26, 1940 - February 9, 2017
Age 76 of Maplewood. Preceded in death by daughter Tammy, parents Willmar & Virginia, siblings Elaine & Daniel. Survived by wife Linda of 45 years, brother Robert (Wendy); children Shawn (Krisann), Todd (Denise), Chris and Theresa (John) Hagen, grandchildren Nicole, Kelsie, Randi, Kendra, Chelsey, Kailey, Kody, Charlie & many others who called him Grandpa. Retired Unysis Corp. Memorial service North Haven Church, 2240 E. 15th, N. St. Paul, 2/16/17, 4 p.m., visitation 3 p.m. (Published in Pioneer Press on Feb. 12, 2017)

Gobely, Marlyn Mildred
August 18, 1931 - February 8, 2017
Age 85 of St. Paul.

Jackson, Ulrick Rasjus
May 14, 1971 - February 8, 2017
Age 45 of St. Paul. He will be dearly missed by his lifelong companion, Judith Abla; children, Ulrick Jackson, Breanna Jackson, Samantha Jackson, Rasjus Jackson, and Brandon Jackson; mother, Anita Brown; grandmother, Marcy Jackson; sister, Ericka Jackson-Frye; brother, Eric Jackson; and many relatives & friends. Memorial Service 12:30 PM on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at Mueller Memorial, 835 Johnson Pkwy., St. Paul. Memorials preferred to the family. (Published in Pioneer Press on Feb. 12, 2017)

Lorenz, Kim Marie
January 5, 1960 - February 7, 2017
Age 57 of Roseville. Survived by mother Donna Lorenz, of Woodbury, nine siblings Cindy (Greg) Johnson, Mike (Kelly) Sheehan, Lynn Lorenz, Dan (Denise) Sheehan, Kay (Steve) Jensen, Tim (Kerry) Sheehan, Kellie (Chris) Herold, Kevin (Noelle) Sheehan, Michael (Janette) Lorenz; 23 nieces and nephews and one great niece. Kim was also loved by Jill Book, her guardian angel, and many loving caregivers at ACR Homes. Kim resided at an ACR Home for 17 years, had three roommates, and many special friends. We take comfort knowing she is in heaven with Jesus and her dad and has no more pain or suffering. Memorial service is Saturday, February 11th at 4pm at Woodbury Lutheran Church. Private interment. (Published in Pioneer Press on Feb. 7, 2017)

Churchill, Louise Marie (nee Jilk)
July 31, 1924 - February 7, 2017
Age 92 of Prescott, WI. Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 surrounded by her family. Louise was preceded in death by her parents George and Theresa (Reitz) Jilk, husband Wilbur (Bill) Churchill; daughter Rose Nieman; son-in-law, Jim King; 4 brothers; 2 sisters; 2 brothers-in-law; and 3 sisters-in law and 1 great grandson. She is survived by 3 children: Maryann King of Monticello, MN; Daniel (Susan) Churchill of Oakdale, MN; and David (Deborah) Churchill of Somerset, WI; brother Clarence Jilk of Elmwood, WI; sister-in-law Marcie Jilk of St Paul Park, MN; 9 grandchildren: 8 great grandchildren: and many other relatives and friends. Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m., on Tuesday, February 21st at the Church of St. Odilia, 3495 Victoria St N., Shoreview, MN 55126 with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery, 803 Larpenteur Ave W., Roseville, MN 55113 directly following mass. Louise will be forever missed. (Published in Pioneer Press on Feb. 19, 2017)

Beck, Dillynger Christopher
February 21, 1998 - February 6, 2017
Age 18 of Brooklyn Center.

Buetow, Terry Lee
August 3, 1949 - February 6, 2017
Age 67 of Mound, born on Aug 3, 1950 in New Ulm and passed away Feb 6th, 2017 from an apparent heart attack while exercising on his stair master. He was a young 67 years old. As a 2 year old he contracted polio before the vaccine was developed. He loved sports in his childhood and after high school he went on to graduate from Mankato college, He worked at New Hope Church for the past 25 years. He absolutely loved living on Lake Minnetonka and spent every possible moment making his home beautiful. He enjoyed his pontoon and loved spending time on the lake with his brother Ron. He is survived by his brothers Ron, Mark (+ wife Cindy), Allen and nephews and nieces. His family and our holidays together meant a lot to Terry. He loved exercise, and he was obsessed with his stair master, he would be on it for hours at a time and Al kidded someday he would climb the stair master to heaven. He left doing what he loved. He believed in God and that Jesus was his Lord, we are sure he was greeted with indescribable love of the Lord and his Mom and Dad. In his sudden passing, we remember our time here is so short, there are no guarantees on the number of days we have, so make every day count, be sure to count your blessings and thank the Lord for them. Rest in peace now Terry, we sense you are smiling and heaven is glorious. Memorial service will be held at The New Hope Church on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 5pm. Visitation will be one hour prior to service. (Published in the Star Tribune on Feb. 11, 2016)

Walker, Wendy Jo
July 20, 1957 - February 6, 2017
Age 59 of New Brighton.

Somlai, Anton Michael
June 22, 1948 - February 6, 2017
Age 68 of Minneapolis.

Carruth, Andrew Gregory
July 8, 1957 - February 5, 2017
Age 59 of St Paul. Passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, February 5th from prostate cancer. Andy was surrounded by his loving family. Preceded in death by his father, John Carruth. He will be sadly missed by mother Patricia; siblings Mary, Elizabeth (Sam) Rice, Margaret (Odeh) Muhawesh, Joseph (Nancy), Paul (Kathy), Thomas (Mary), Arthur (Patti); sons Jason (Bailey), Drew. Many nieces and nephews, extended family and countless friends, especially his friends at The Deck Store. Andy was a caring soul who loved everything about life. He always left you feeling better about yourself. A gathering of friends and family will be held to celebrate Andy's love of life on Saturday February 11th, from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at Pool and Yacht Club, 1600 Lilydale Rd, St Paul, MN 55118. A very special thank you to the caring staffs at MN Oncology and Our Lady of Peace Hospice. Memorials preferred to: Our Lady of Peace Hospice, 2076 St. Anthony Ave, St Paul, MN 55104. (Published in Pioneer Press on Feb. 7, 2017)

Fletcher, Kyle Kenneth
July 10, 1978 - February 4, 2017
Age 38 of Newport.

Koivunen, Jon Scott
July 14, 1957 - February 4, 2017
Age 59 of Plymouth.

Robeck, Joseph Edward
April 27, 1943 - February 4, 2017
Age 73 of Arlington.

Hovland, Cory John
October 24, 1961 - February 4, 2017
Age 55, of Pine City, passed away on Feb. 4, 2017, at J.A. Wedum Residential Hospice in Brooklyn Park. Cory was born on Oct 24, 1961 to John and Florence (Formo) Hovland in Fergus Falls, MN.  He attended Dalton School until 2nd grade and Ashby Public School until he graduated in 1980. He attended Moorhead Technical College, studying Farm Business. Cory was a cook at various restaurants, and held many other jobs until he started driving Semi trucks in later years, most recently for Viking Coke, until his health forced him to retire. Cory enjoyed traveling, taking trips to the Caribbean with his wife and friends, and attending many cat shows in the US and Canada to show pedigreed and household pet cats with his wife and stepson.  Cory also enjoyed playing cards and games, visiting the casino, cooking and having bon fires in the back yard. Cory is survived by his wife, Karen, Pine City; stepsons, Kelly and Matt Overholser, Pine City; father, John Hovland, Dalton; sister, Denise (Jim) Marsland, Duluth; mother in law, Phyllis Overholser, Pine City; brother in law, Steve (Chris) Overholser; sister in law, Sherry Overholser; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Florence Hovland, sister in law, Sue Ryan, father in law, Walt Overholser, his grandparents, and many aunts, uncles and cousins. There will be a Graveside Service in Cory’s hometown of Dalton, MN on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 11:00.  Please join the family, after the service, at the Dalton Free Lutheran Church, for lunch and a casual celebration of Cory’s life.

Johnson, Milton Karl
September 15, 1931 - February 4, 2017
Age 85 of Shoreview. Died peacefully in his home, surrounded by loving family. Preceded in death by beloved wife Joan Marion (nee Gaspard) Johnson (10/5/33 - 12/5/14) and beloved son Thom. Survived by children; Charles (Candy) Johnson and Carol (Robert) Peitzman; grandchildren, Diana (Derek) Tonn, Steven (Danielle) Johnson, Emily (Tou) Vang, Elizabeth (Brian) Peitzman, and Elysia Peitzman; great-grandchildren, Olivia, Xoblaim, Sydney, Malcolm and Patrick. Mickey served in the Army and is a veteran of the Korean conflict. Following his service, he worked for the United States Postal Service for many years. Mickey loved his family, fishing, camping and the North Shore. Private family memorial in the spring. In lieu of flowers donations preferred to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. (Published in Pioneer Press on Feb. 19, 2017)

Bronson, Diane Marie (nee Palmquist)
April 19, 1954 - February 4, 2017
Age 62 of Circle Pine.

Hedger, Scott Anthony
August 8, 1966 - February 3, 2017
Age 50 of St. Paul. Soulmate, Brother, Uncle, Son, Godfather and Opa Died unexpectedly on February 3, 2017. Survived by his mate Patricia Bennett; brother, Steve Hedger; sisters, Denise (Matt) Brausam; Vicki (Marc) Cheffer; nieces (Jayne, Mary, Taylor, Rylie, Stephanie, Sedona, Jolie); grandchildren (Ethan and Olivia); godsons (Thomas and Nicholas); and step-son (Zachary and Courtney Klicka). His vast friend network embraced individuals from a broad spectrum of life with a common thread for being steadfast and true. Scott was a transplant to St. Paul from Kankakee, IL, but claimed it as home shortly after his arrival. A solid fan of the Replacements, he came for the music, the weather and the scene. Among other things, he spent a good portion of his early years as a hockey goalie, and loved the sport eternally. He graduated from Bishop McNamara High School in Kankakee, IL. He went on to earn his Bachelor's and Master's Degree at Southern Illinois University and pursued a PhD at the University of Alabama. Scott at his core was a kind, loving man and steadfast friend who enjoyed travel, good food, newsprint, wine, music, golf, beer, dissecting politics and games of chance. The loss of his sharp sense of humor and take on life means it's a lesser world. A celebration of his life will be held April 1, 2017, at Emmett's Public House, 695 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, 11am – 2pm. He has a deep regard for you, so please bring your joy and stories to share. (Published in Pioneer Press on Feb. 26, 2017)

Smith, Shirley Ann (nee Bogan)
May 24, 1945 - February 3, 2017
Age 71 of Minneapolis.

Constenius, Gil Bertha
January 7, 1928 - February 3, 2017
Age 89 of Minneapolis.

Wolbersen, Donald Henry
August 13, 1936 - February 3, 2017
Age 80 of Shoreview.

Kabitz, Grace Elizabeth (nee LeTourneau)
September 7, 1942 - February 2, 2017
Age 74 of White Bear Lake, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Feb. 2, 2017. Preceded in death by her parents, Emil and Hazel Letourneau. Survived by children, Debora (Tom) Watts, William (Karla), James (Victoria), Sherry Schaefer, Kenneth, Katherine (Brian) Sauerwein; 9 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and sister, Jane Kisling. Memorial Service Thursday, 2/9 at 11:00 AM at St. Mary's Of The Lake Chapel, 4741 Bald Eagle Ave, White Bear Lake, MN 55110. Visitation 1 hour prior to service. Followed by luncheon at 12:00 PM. (Published in Pioneer Press on Feb. 5, 2017)

Farden, Kevin Gene
May 12, 1962 - February 2, 2017
Age 54 of Minneapolis.

Dudley Jr., Milton Maureece
November 22, 1957 - February 2, 2017
Age 59 of Bloomington.

Hult, Michael Lee
October 16, 1958 - February 2, 2017
Age 58 of Minneapolis. Preceded in death by mother, Astrid; brothers, Samuel Jr. and Raymond. Survived by son, Michael Jr.; father, Samuel Sr.; siblings, Peggy (Mark) Kevilus, Carl; ex-spouse, Sherry Hult; many other relatives and friends. No services at this time. 

Rolfer, James Leonard
September 24, 1934 - February 2, 2017
"Jim The Good Guy" 9/24/1934 - 02/02/2017 Died peacefully at home surrounded by family on Feb. 2nd, 2017 at 82 years old. Preceded in death by parents Robert and Ethel Rolfer, 5 brothers, 6 sisters, and ex-wife Bonnie. Survived by children; Sandy, Shan, Gary, Jeffrey, Johnny, Rachel, Heidi; 21 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews, also many friends. Fort Snelling salute at 1:00p.m. Call Rachel at 651-274-5706 for location. Visitation from 3:00p.m.-6:00p.m. at Johnson Peterson Funeral Home, 612 Smith Ave. S, St. Paul, MN 55107. Join us at 6:00p.m.-? at Marty's Bar for food, and celebration of life for "Jim The Good Guy". (Published in Pioneer Press on Feb. 8, 2017)

Paulsen, Rodell Mark
November 17, 1961 - February 2, 2017
Age 55 of North St. Paul.

Hall, Aletta Marie (nee Hanes)
February 23, 1975 - February 2, 2017
Age 41 of Lakeville.

Eastham, Mutsuko (nee Otoi)
January 5, 1932 - February 1, 2017
Age 85 of Grantsburg, WI, passed away in St. Paul.

Skue, Keith Gordon
October 18, 1944 - February 1, 2017
Age 72 of South St. Paul.

Davis, Cleo Johnsen (nee Brown)
February 11, 1924 - February 1, 2017
Age 92 of Chaska.

Smith, Robert Welton
June 23, 1961 - February 1, 2017
Age 55 of Maplewood.

Harris, Jessie Charles
April 14, 1927 - February 1, 2017
Age 89 of Minneapolis. Preceded in death by son Lloyd, daughter Della, sister Jessie May. Survived by wife Mary, son Justin, daughter Eller, sister Ethel May; many grandchildren and great grandchildren and many friends. Visitation and Service at Mount Olivet Care View Chapel, 603 West 55th Street, Mpls 55419, Feb. 18th, Visitation at 1:30 PM, service to follow at 2 PM. (Published in the Star Tribune on Feb. 11, 2016)

Slagle, Delbert Lee
June 4, 1967 - January 31, 2017
Age 49 of Minneapolis.

Wilson, Douglas Murl
April 5, 1949 - January 31, 2017
Age 67 of Prior Lake.

Fountain, Ethelle Crawford
July 2, 1925 - January 31, 2017
Age 91 of Westhampton, NY, passed away in Woodbury.

Sutton, Stephen Duane
January 26, 1948 - January 31, 2017
Age 69 of Delano.

Baker Jr., Harold Henry
February 8, 1954 - January 30, 2017
Age 62 of Rosemount. Loving husband, father, grandfather, friend. Died Jan. 30, 2017. Memorial service and lunch Saturday, Feb. 4 at 12:00 pm at First Presbyterian Church in S. St. Paul. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to PO Box 431173 Brooklyn Park, 55443. (Published in the Star Tribune on Feb. 1, 2016)

Schrom, Jay Aldrich
April 15, 1948 - January 30, 2017
Age 68 of Minneapolis.

Lyon, John Vance
March 6, 1971 - January 30, 2017
Age 45 of Minneapolis.

Carlock, James Standley
December 10, 1944 - January 29, 2017
Age 72 of Hopkins. Funeral service TBD.

Gagliardi, Celeste Mae
May 28, 1948 - January 28, 2017
Age 68 of Mahtomedi. Rainbow the clown passed away unexpectedly on January 28, 2017..
A memorial service and celebration of Celeste’s life will be held at Hazel Park Congregational Church, 1831 E. Minnehaha Ave.. St. Paul, at a later date to be determined.

Christina, Victoria M. (aka Dawn Michelle Ganster)
June 13, 1967 - January 28, 2017
Age 49 of Brooklyn Center.

Johnson, Ethel
December 18, 1912 - January 27, 2017
Age 104, formerly of Rochester and Red Wing, died Friday, Jan. 27, 2017 at Cerenity Care Center in St. Paul. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 25, in the Chapel at First Lutheran Church, 615 W 5th St., Red Wing, where Ethel was both, baptized and later confirmed. Family and friends shall gather for a social hour beginning at 10 a.m.; with Memorial services commencing at 11 a.m.; followed by a noon luncheon - all at the church. At a later date, there shall be a private interment by the family at Oakwood Cemetery in Rochester. Ethel, the youngest offspring of Louis and Maren Johnson, was born Dec. 18, 1912 at the Red Wing family farm (Featherstone Township). She was preceded in birth by four brothers, Arthur, Harold, Ragnar, and Leonard; and three sisters, Elvira, Mabel, and Florence; none of whom attained her centurial age. From 1936 through 1975, Ethel worked for the telephone company in Rochester where she was also a sixty-year member at Bethel Lutheran Church. During WWII, when phone communications became so important, Ethel volunteered to work in Washington, D.C. Afterwards she returned to Rochester, her closest family members, and to a supervisory position with Northwestern Bell. During her retirement she loved to travel and did so to all corners of the U.S., to Hawaii, into Canadian Provinces, and over to Europe. In Sept. 2006, Ethel moved from Rochester to the Downtown Plaza in Red Wing, and, later, up to St. Paul, in 2014. A heartwarming smile, love for her family, and sincere interest in whomever she met were Ethel's distinct hallmarks. Today, her family is reflected in 4 generations of nieces and nephews; the youngest, who have always been excited to visit with this family matriarch and the oldest that have seen to her care continuum. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to St. Jude Medical or Alzheimer's Association. 
"What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of us." - Helen Keller

Reardon, Robert "Bobby" Clayton
October 21, 1960 - January 27, 2017
Age 56 of St. Paul. Survived by son, John; mother, Lois; and special friend, Carolyn Roy. Fort Snelling Memorial to be held in the summer. He will be missed by family and friends.

Gross, Edward John
March 27, 1949 - January 27, 2017
Age 67 of Plymouth.

Murphy, John Edward
April 8, 1928 - January 27, 2017
Age 88 of St. Paul.

Lehmann, Phyllis Elizabeth (nee Lundell)
September 9, 1917 - January 26, 2017
Age 99 of St. Paul.

Belisle, Barbara Anne (nee Thompson)
March 4, 1922 - January 26, 2017
Age 94 of Arden Hills.

Van Sickle, Donna Lavilla (nee Kist)
February 8, 1939 - January 26, 2017
Age 77 of Roseville.

Sandvig, Kelly Shawn (nee Soltau)
August 15, 1967 - January 25, 2017
Age 49 of Lindstrom.

Winden, Gayle Renee (nee Velasco)
June 27, 1953 - January 25, 2017
Age 63, of Plymouth, Beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, went to be with the Lord on January 25, 2017. Preceded in death by parents, Vance and Doris Valasco. Survived by husband, Donn Winden, Jr.; sons, Jason (Nikki), Jeremy (Amber); daughter, Jennifer (Eric); grandchil-dren, Bailey, Morgan, Carter, Meranda, Nicholas, Jake, Ryan, and Dakota; siblings, Gene Valasco, Louella (Bob) Weiss, Daryl (Sue) Velasco, Nannette (Paul) Gengler, and Gordon (Stephanie) Velasco; and numerous nieces and nephews. No memorial service. (Published in the Star Tribune on Jan. 31, 2016)

Hugger, Lavina Jean (nee Keister)
September 14, 1932 - January 24, 2017
Age 84 of Willernie. Jean loved gardening, baking, garage sales, and spending time with her grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, Bob; grandchild, Cole Lee; parents, Sam and Alice Keister; and brother, Erwin Jr. Survived by children, Jeff (Gerrie), Cheryl (Randy), Dawn; grandchildren, Beau, Bobby, Benji, Beth, Vanna; great-grandchildren, Sophie, Hailey "Poppy", and soon-to-be twin great-granddaughters; siblings, Kenny (Sandy), Audrey, Hope (Bob), and Mike (Carol). Celebration of Life on Saturday, March 11th from 12Noon-4pm at Forest Lake VFW, 556 - 12th St. SW, Forest Lake, MN. Memorials preferred to family. We loved our mom very much. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. 

Mommer, Regan Elliot
February 2, 1960 - January 24, 2017
Age 56 of Eden Prairie.

Ficker, Joseph Robert
January 6, 1944 - January 24, 2017
Age 73 of St. Paul. Preceded in death by parents, stepmother, all four siblings and one niece. Survived by nephews, Robert Kilgore, of Clovis, NM, John Ficker of West Valley City, UT, Anton Ficker of Rochester, MN, nieces Heidi Travis of Minnetonka, MN, Noreen Moore of Inver Grove Heights, MN, Sondra Straw-Ficker of Buffalo, NY and Nicole Ficker of Inver Grove Heights, MN, several great-nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews. Memorial service Wednesday, February 1, 2017 11:00 am, Eagles Aerie #33 F.O.E., 287 Maria Ave. St. Paul. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers. (Published in Pioneer Press on Jan. 29, 2017)

Bowler, Charles Crossley
January 6, 1949 - January 24, 2017
Age 68 of Minneapolis.

Langer, Mark Francis
March 4, 1938 - January 23, 2017
Age 78 of West St. Paul. Burial on Friday, January 27 at 11:45 A.M., at Lostcreek Cemetery in Ellsworth, WI.

Roberts-Yeekoyou, Kula Kaizolu
June 17, 1957 - January 23, 2017
Age 59 of Minneapolis. Preceded in death by father; two brothers; and two sisters; Survived by husband, Samuel; mother, Massa; ten sisters; four brothers; sons, Terrence, Bobby & Samuel; daughters, Satta, Farmoe & Samelia; and seven grandchildren. Wake service Friday, Feb. 10 at AM and funeral service Saturday, Feb. 11 at 10AM at Hope Presbyterian Church, 7132 Portland Ave, Mpls, MN 55423. (Published in the Star Tribune on Jan. 24, 2016)

Samayat, Tafesse
October 4, 1941 - January 22, 2017
Age 75 of Eagan, originally of Cholle, Ethiopia. Funeral service Wednesday, January 25 at 11:00 A.M. at Ethiopian Evangelical Church in MN, 770 - 7th St. E, St. Paul, MN 55106. Interment to follow at Hillside Cemetery in Minneapolis.

Vito, William "Bill" Bernard
October 14, 1925 - January 22, 2017
Age 91 of Blaine. Preceded in death by parents Felice and Florence; sisters Margaret and Rosemary; daughter Toni. Survived by his wife of 69 years Lucile; sons Kevin and Mike; grandson Brandon; son-in-law Brian; grandsons and other family. Bill served in WWII as a radioman/gunner with the Navy Black Cat Squadron in the South Pacific. He was one the original handful of employees that worked for the fledgling electronics company that became Medtronics. Memorial gathering to be announced. (Published in the Star Tribune on Jan. 26, 2016)

Haugh, Edward Clarence
January 30, 1939 - January 22, 2017
Age 77 of Minneapolis. Preceded by parents and siblings, Therese, George, Clarence. Survived by siblings, Catherine Quist and Allen (Dericia); and many nieces and nephews. He will be deeply missed by family and friends. Masses will be said. Burial at Fort Snelling at a later date. (Published in the Star Tribune on Jan. 28, 2016)

Erickson, Lynne Marie
April 22, 1953 - January 22, 2017
Age 63 of Bloomington, died 1/22/16, after a 3 month fight with stage 4 lung cancer. She is survived by daughter, Meagan Carlstrom and son, Eric Carlstrom. The family wishes to thank Vicki & Sharon, Heather & Bob, Darah, Ann, Phyllis & Steve, Cedarcrest Church friends & FV Southdale Cancer Clinic & 8th fl. Oncology Unit for their help & support. Memorial service Sat., Feb. 4, 1 pm, Cedarcrest Free Meth. Church, 1630 E. 90th St., Bloomington. Memorials gratefully received by the family. (Published in the Star Tribune on Jan. 28, 2016)

Oker, Micheal Bernard
April 21, 1939 - January 22, 2017
Age 77 of Shoreview, joined the spirit world on 1/22/2017. His passing was due to pancreatic cancer and its many complications. A memorial service will be held at a later date and a full obituary will follow with details. (Published in the Star Tribune on Jan. 28, 2016)

Ballantine, Ray Elwin
December 20, 1928 - January 22, 2017
Age 88 of Oakdale. Passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family. Celebration of Life to be held at VFW in No. St. Paul, MN on Friday, January 27th from 4:00pm to 9:00pm. (Published in Pioneer Press on Jan. 25, 2017)

Graper, Mary Jane (nee Van Vleck)
September 17, 1914 - January 21, 2017
Age 102 of Hopkins. Born on September 17th, 1914 passed away peacefully in her own home on Saturday January 21st 2017 at the age of 102. Preceded in death by parents, Frank V. Morse and Janet Calhoun Morse, husband Ben Graper and only son William "Bill" Graper. A flamboyant personality, Jane outlived everyone she knew, both literally and figuratively. Sharp of eye, keen of wit and lived life much larger than her 4ft 7in frame would dictate. A voracious reader, avid doll collector and detailed story teller. She had a long term memory second to none. Jane was especially proud that she was able to work into her 80's and in her 90's sat on the boards of five different groups: The Masonic, Eastern Star, Grand Court of MN and Order of the Amaranth and achieving the highest honor of "Honorable Lady". A special mention to all of her neighbors and friends who helped in achieving Jane's wishes of leaving this world from her own home and on her own terms, and special recognition to her doctor and friend, Raymond W. Scallen, M.D. Jane, rest in peace. We all loved you. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Grandview Park Cemetery in Hopkins, 8901 Maloney Avenue. (Published in the Star Tribune on Feb. 11, 2016)

Jordan, Carl Miller
August 1, 1925 - January 21, 2017
Age 91 of Maplewood.

Losinski, Bernadette Rita (nee Flis)
September 20, 1934 - January 21, 2017
Age 82 of Woodbury. Preceded in death by parents, Frank and Pauline Flis; siblings, Frances, Ann, Helen, Bernice, Pauline, Nellie, Joseph, and Rosemary; and infant son, Andrew. Survived by loving husband of 62 years and best friend, Louis; daughter, Mary (Michael Maas); son, Timothy (Judy) Losinski; grandchildren, Stephen, Catherine, Victoria, Kevin, Jennifer, Jacob, Eve, Joseph, Peter, and Adam; and 10 great-grandchildren.Betty retired from the State of Minnes