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Quiros Campos, Hilda Olga
October 8, 1939 - February 9, 2016
Age 76 of San Jose, Costa Rica.

Melby, Marian Frances (nee Hauenstein)
December 16, 1924 - February 9, 2016
Age 91 of Richfield.

Buresh, Robert Edwin
May 29, 1944 - February 9, 2016
Age 71 of Maplewood.

Betker, Donald Benton
August 12, 1940 - February 9, 2016
Age 75 of Mineapolis.

Schluter, Paul
June 22, 1937 - February 7, 2016
Age 78 of Cannon Falls.

Henderson, Willie Kevin
May 31, 1964 - February 7, 2016
Age 51 of Fridley.

Brown, Cyril Gladstone
July 23. 1935 - February 7, 2016
Age 80 of St. Paul.

Dahl, Toni Ann (nee Vito)
February 4, 1960 - February 7, 2016
Age 56 of Andover.

Oatis, Catherine
January 23, 1937 - February 7, 2016
Age 79 of Minneapolis. Funeral service Wednesday, February 17 at 12:00 P.M., with visitation 1 hour prior, at New Creation Baptist Church, 1414 E. 48th St., Minneapolis, MN 55417.

Peasha, Kathryn Lucille
January 14, 1940 - February 6, 2016
Age 76 of Minneapolis.

Sayler, Gary Lee
February 5, 1948- February 6, 2016
Age 68 of Alexandria.

Rust, Terrance Lee
August 8, 1951 - February 6, 2016
Age 64 of Coon Rapids.

DeVoll, Edward Benjamin
May 18, 1960 - February 6, 2016
Age 55 of Minneapolis.

Bahlmann, Larry James
September 16, 1956 - February 5, 2016
Age 59 of Fridley. Larry passed away peacefully on February 5th, 2016, in his home. He is preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Colleen Bahlmann; brother, Loren Bahlmann; and son, Carl Bahlmann. Larry is survived by his daughter, Crystal Asher (Wade Asher); grandchildren, Madison, Cody, Kailee, Tristan, Teaghan, and Jaisa; son, Nikolas Harrington; stepson, Jammey Walker ( Amanda); grandchildren,  Jewel, Jazmin, Kylie and Aubrey.  Ex-wife and close friend, Joanne Hicks; and his two sisters, Lori and Linda. Larry also had many special non-biological children who called him papa. Larry's memorial is on February 15th at 2pm at Word of Life Church 10730 University Ave. NW, Coon Rapids MN 55448 and laid to rest on February 16th at Fort Snelling National Cemetery at 145 pm gate 2 assembly area 3.

Sweeney, John "Jack" Goodsell
January 2, 1930 - February 4, 2016
Age 86 of St. Paul and So. St. Paul died peacefully 2/4/16 at the age of 86. Private funeral and memorial arrangements are pending. Memorials to Providence Place, 3720 23rd Ave S. Minneapolis 612-724-5495. (Published in Pioneer Press on Feb. 7, 2016)

Buegel, Virginia Lore (nee Weller)
March 23, 1937 - February 4, 2016
Age 78 of Mendota Heights. Virginia passed away peacefully surrounded by family on February 4, 2016. Preceded in death by parents, William and Virginia Weller. Survived by husband, John; son, Theodore (Amanda); grandchildren, Alexander, Caleb, Calvin; siblings, William (Helen); niece, Adriane; and many other relatives and friends. Memorial service at Christ Church Lutheran, 3244 - 34th Ave. S, Minneapolis, on Saturday, February 13 at 11AM with visitation one hour prior. Visitation Friday, February 12, 5-8PM at Christ Church Lutheran. (Published in the Star Tribune on February 7, 2016)

Garrison, Karol May (nee Krueger)
May 9, 1950 - February 4, 2016
Age 65 of Coon Rapids. Private family services.

Nichols, James Frederick
January 11, 1939 - February 3, 2016
Age 77 of Blaine, passed away on Feb. 3 in Health & Rehab of New Brighton. Preceded in death by parents, Farnum and Jeannette. Survived by his wife of 36 years, Therese; children, Gina (Kelvin) Vartti, Lori (Dale) Goehring, Lonnie Morrison; grandchildren, Isak and Jacob Vartti; Molly (Mohamed) Elian; Allison and Jeremy Morrison; great-grandchild, Deedee Elian; sister, Joyce (Bernie) Hughes; daughters, Valeree (Jeff) Bradway and Janel (Larry) Lee; son, Bill Nichols; grandchildren, Ryan Bradway, Arielle Bradway, Ayja Radwanski, Bailey Lee and great grandchildren Austin, Jayda & Ryan Jr. Bradway, along with many relatives and friends. 31 year employee of Unisys in Roseville. Celebration of Life at a later date followed by interment at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials preferred to Our Lady of Peace Hospice or Minneapolis Disabled Veterans. (Published in the Star Tribune on February 7, 2016)

Hauglum, Bruce Richard
August 8, 1955 - February 2, 2016
Age 60 of Faribault.

Smebakken, Juliet Anne (nee Sutherland)
February 21, 1962 - February 2, 2016
Age 53 of St. Paul. Preceded in death by father, Eric Sutherland. Survived by mother, Verna; husband, Bryan; children, Audrey, Mabel & Joe; step-daughter Savannah. Celebration of Life, Sat. Feb. 6th, 11:30 AM at First Covenant Church, 1280 Arcade Street, St. Paul, 55106. Memorials to Castle Elementary CID Program. (Published in the Star Tribune on February 5, 2016)

Fitzer, Ruth Marie (nee Mintun)
October 14, 1933 - January 31, 2016
Age 82 of Crystal passed away surrounded by family on January 31, 2016. Preceded in death by husband, Bernard. Survived by daughter, Jeannine (David) Peterson; grandchildren, Joshua, Matthew, Jesse, Briana; and many other relatives. Private family services. (Published in the Star Tribune on February 7, 2016)

Urbanski, Darlene "Pumpkin" Ann (nee Norton)
October 14, 1942 - January 31, 2016
Age 73 of Wyoming, MN, passed away peacefully on January 31, 2016 from cancer with Tony at her side. She fought a courageous fight and smiled through it all at home until January 28. We then took her to Eucumen Nursing Home in North Branch, Minn. where she passed away on January 31, 2016. She is survived by her loving friend Tony Larson, dog Patsy, brother Richard Norton, and many friends. Darlene requested that no services be held; she would be cremated and later her ashes be taken to a special place in Montana by her loving friend Tony and her dog Patsy. (Published in the Forest Lake Times on February 8, 2016)

Sanderson, Edwina Elaine (nee Mattson)
August 24, 1926 - January 31, 2016
Age 89 of New Brighton.

Stenson, Jerry Alan
June 29, 1945 - January 31, 2016
Age 70 of Falcon Heights.

Benick, James "Jim" Jerome
January 30, 1945 - January 30, 2016
Age 71 of Minneapolis. Preceded in death by parents, William and Sarah (Nuland); and brother, William LeRoy Benick. Survived by his son, Jim Jr. (Sharon); grandchildren, Shelia and Sam; brother, Donald (Sharon); sister, Gwendolyn; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.  Jim loved to fish and spend time in Texas, Mexico, and his cabin in Finlayson. A service of remembrance will be held on Friday (2/5) at 3pm with visitation one hour prior at Mount Olivet Nursing Home, 603 W 55th St., Mpls, MN 55419.

Werre, Patricia Louise (nee Werre)
August 30, 1954- January 30, 2016
Age 61 of Stillwater, has left us for her next journey on January 30th, 2016. Her patience, knowledge and understanding will never be extinguished from the ones she touched, loved and cared about. And she will be loved forever by these same individuals. Pat was born on August 30th, 1954 in Long Prairie MN. She Graduated from Minnetonka High School in 1972. Pat's college education spanned from the University of Minnesota to obtaining her Chemistry Degree and MBA from St. Scholastica in Duluth. Pat died peacefully at her home from GBM - brain cancer. Her pleasures in life included spending quality time with friends and extended family and doing the same, providing and supporting as a wonderful mother and grandmother. She traveled both domestically and throughout the world for work. And when work ended, she would enjoy her own time taking in the variety of sites of interest with her husband Bruce. Pat enjoyed being outside with activities such as golf, downhill skiing, spring organization of her garden house, slow pontoon rides on the lake and sunsets from her dock swing at her home in Stillwater. She was of strong Danish ancestry, which assisted her in many ways of being tolerant of her surroundings and events she could not change. Pat did change many things in her life however. She was hired by Horst Rechelbacher to join Aveda in 1989 as a Senior Chemist. Later being promoted to Research and Development Director. Then in 2008, she was promoted to Vice President R&D Product Development. Pat retired in January, 2016. Throughout her career she was instrumental in Aveda's growth and success by managing many different functional areas within Research and Development. She successfully handled oversight of formulation groups in Skin Care, Hair Care, Spa Products, Color Cosmetics and all associated products. In addition, Pat managed the Botanical Research Group handling the development of active ingredients for Aveda products. She directed the Microbiology, Pilot Scale Up Groups, Performance Testing and the Aveda Corporate Research Salon. Pat also served on the International Standards Organization for cosmetic products and ingredients that label themselves as green and earth friendly. Prior to her employment at Aveda, Pat worked in development of many products including antiperspirants, hair relaxers, permanent waves, curl activators and a wide variety of skin care. In addition to beauty products, Pat helped conduct hypothermia research. Her job was to toss people hooked up to monitoring devices into Lake Superior. This lead to the development of what is now called the "breathalyzers", which are used by law enforcement to determine alcohol consumption. Not only did she develop the tool, but she was a testing subject herself. Another one of Pat's passions was being a teacher for Young Women in Science. She spent 20 years traveling throughout the nation promoting, channeling and expanding young women's inner scientific minds. A celebration of Pat's life with friends and family will take place on Sunday, May 1st, 2016 from 1-5pm at the Stillwater Public Library - Plaza Level. Dane Power Forever (Published in Pioneer Press from Feb. 2 to Feb. 7, 2016)

Rickard, Nicholas Wayne
July 5, 1989 - January 30, 2016
Age 26 of St. Francis.

Massie, William Esau
January 8, 1939 - January 30, 2016
Age 77 of St. Paul.

James, Jamyia Anntrice (nee Hudson)
June 25, 1986 - January 30, 2016
Age 29 of Robbinsdale.

Berry, Keith Lyle
November 15, 1944 - January 30, 2016
Age 71 of Cokato.

Haugen, Margaret Ann
January 2, 1950 - January 30, 2016
Age 66 of Brooklyn Park. Memorial service Thursday, February 4 at 11:00 A.M. at Hope Lutheran Church, 107 Western Ave., Sunburg, MN 56289 (320-366-3586). Inurnment at Spring Creek Cemetery in Sunburg, MN.

Ristow, Renee (nee Castilleja)
April 10, 1968 - January 30, 2016
Age 47 of Centuria, WI.

Perleberg Jr., James "Jim" Raymond
July 24, 1956 - January 29, 2016
Age 59 of Isanti. Memorial & Luncheon at Sandhill Center on Saturday, February 13th from 12 to 3 pm -- 23820 Dewey St NW, Bethel, MN 55005. (Published in the Star Tribune on February 7, 2016)

Newman, Maureen Ann (nee Flaherty)
June 10, 1948 - January 29, 2016
Age 67 of Brooklyn Center.

Pfender, Emil
May 25, 1925 - January 28, 2016
Age 90 of West St. Paul, passed away peacefully on January 28, 2016. Preceded in death by parents Vincenz and Anna Pfender; brother Albert (Thea) Pfender; sisters Paula (Karl) Slessiona and Maria (Sepp) Jerg; brother-in-law Heinrich Slessiona. Survived by wife of 61 years Maja Pfender; children Roland (Mary Jo) Pfender, Norbert (Bette) Pfender, Corinne (Tim) Noyes; grandchildren Kurt Pfender, Cass (Dave) Chapman, Loren Pfender, Maia Noyes, Julia Noyes, Clara Noyes; great-granddaughter, Cassidy Chapman; sister Fransiska Slessiona, and numerous nieces and nephews. Emil was born in Dietershausen, a small farming village in southern Germany on May 25, 1925. He was united in marriage to Maja Staiger in 1954 and received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Stuttgart in 1959. He immigrated with his wife and children to the U.S. in 1964 to join the University of Minnesota. Since 1967 he served as director of the High Temperature and Plasma Laboratory, leading the plasma program to become one of the most highly regarded plasma research laboratories in the world. He formally retired from the University in 2000, but remained up to the time of his death an active faculty member co-advising several Ph.D. students. Emil received many honors and professorships including being elected into the National Academy of Engineering in 1986. Among his awards are the Alexander von Humboldt Award of the German Government, the Gold Honorary F. Krizik Medal for Merits in the Field of Technical Sciences of the Czech Academy of Sciences, the Honorary Doctor's degree from the Technical University of Ilmenau, Germany, and the Plasma Chemistry Award from the International Union for Pure and Applied Chemistry. He co-founded the Journal Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing and co-authored Thermal Plasmas: Fundamentals and Applications, a textbook that remains a standard reference source for researchers in the field. His research has led to many patents. In addition to a wonderful career, Emil enjoyed spending time with his family and tending to his tree farm at the lake where he and Maja planted 7,000 trees. He was an avid pilot and hunter and a connoisseur of fine wine. Emil had an appropriate joke for all occasions and was known to his friends and colleagues as a true gentleman, unfailingly gracious and generous. Memorial Mass will be held on March 19, 2016 at Church of the Assumption Catholic Church, 51 West 7th St, St Paul at 11:00 AM. Visitation 1 hour prior at 10:00 AM. Luncheon immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations preferred to: The Emil Pfender Mechanical Engineering Fellowship Fund. P.O. Box 860266, Minneapolis, MN 55486-0266. Gifts should be made out to the University of Minnesota Foundation. (Published in the Star Tribune on February 7, 2016)

Coombes, Harold Paul
April 10, 1939 - January 28, 2016
Age 76 of Maplewood.

Rickett, Gloria Margaret (nee Kubiski)
September 16, 1939 - January 28, 2016
Age 76 of Minneapolis.

Wooley, John Garrette
July 18, 1959 - January 28, 2016
Age 56 of Minneapolis. Survived by mother, Diann; son, John (Jamille); sisters, Evelyn, LaTonya, and LaVonne; grandchildren Johnesha, Jhay'Quan, Jamila, and Jalen; great-grand-children, Malakhi and Gabriel; aunts, uncles, nieces, and a host of relatives. Memorial service Friday, Feb. 12 at 4 pm at New Salem Missionary Baptist Church: 2507 Bryant Ave N, Mpls, MN 55411. (Published in the Star Tribune on February 7, 2016)

Flett, Donald LeRoy
January 4, 1938 - January 27, 2016
Age 78 of Osseo, passed away on January 27, 2016 surrounded by loving family. He was born on Jan. 4, 1938 in Mpls. He served in the US Marine Corps. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Lynn; his children, Bob (Judy), Chuck (Ronda), Jim (Lisa), Mary (William) Spangler; 8 grandchildren; 1 great-granddaughter; and one brother, David. A visitation at 10:00 am & Service following at 11:00 am will be held at St. Vincent's Catholic Church, Brooklyn Park, Saturday, Feb. 6th. A private burial will be held on a later date at Fort Snelling. (Published in the Star Tribune on February 3, 2016)

Jacobson, Anneliese (nee Harte)
January 12, 1942 - January 27, 2016
Age 74 of Columbia Heights. Inurnment at Livonia Township Cemetery in Zimmerman, MN.

Shenkel, Donn Robert
July 21, 1928 - January 27, 2016
Age 87 of Edina.

Benesh, Ilene Carol (nee Onberg)
December 16, 1942 - January 26, 2016
Age 73 of Rosemount, Minnesota, passed away on January 26, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents Axel and Eleanora Onberg, husband Alden Benesh, sisters Judy Naab (Kenny) and Jean Maynard (Rollie), and brother Arden Onberg. She is survived by sons Jason Benesh (Melissa) and Jarod Benesh (Heather), brothers Glenn Onberg (Hazel), Alan Onberg, and Arlan Onberg, sisters Diane Lane, Lynette Ruter (Steve), and Lenore Clark, as well as brother-in-law LeRoy Siegel, sister-in-law Elenor Peterson, and many nieces and nephews. Interment and memorial service to be announced. (Published on January 31, 2016)

Linder, Leon Andrew
April 11, 1925 - January 26, 2016
Age 90 of Hutchinson.

Benyo, Jonathan "Jon" Lee
January 9, 1961 - January 26, 2016
Age 55 of Hugo. Private family services.

Clapp, Shirley Elaine (nee Stevenson)
April 20, 1921 - January 25, 2016
Age 94 of Scandia.

Gordon, Ruby Charlotte (nee Oldeen)
November 20, 1924- January 24, 2016
Age 91 of Maplewood. Preceded by all her brothers and sisters. Survived by daughters Barbara Jean Burdick, Maryann Ochoa; and grandchildren Billie Jo, Bobbie Jo, Debbie, Kathy, Ricky, Scott, Ronald; and many nephews and nieces. Service 5pm and picture memorial 4-6pm on Friday, January 29th at Household of Faith, 1090 Chicago Ave, St. Paul Park, MN. (Published in Pioneer Press on Jan. 28, 2016)

Wentz, Lorraine Bernadine (nee Erickson)
May 8, 1931 - January 24, 2016
Age 84 of Inver Grove Heights.

Kramer, James Kato
May 14, 1943 - January 24, 2016
Age 72 of South St. Paul.

Thiele, Dennis Conrad
September 30, 1954 - January 24, 2016
Age 61, of Minneapolis & Hinckley, passed away January 24, 2016. Preceded in death by parents, two brothers and grandson. Survived by many family and friends. Funeral service Saturday, Feb. 6. at 11 am at Trinity First, 1115 E. 19th St., Mpls 612-871-2353, visitation 1 hour prior to service. VA Honors TBD. (Published in the Star Tribune on January 31, 2016)

Sorenson, June Carole (nee Hoiland)
June 14, 1934 - January 23, 2016
Age 81 of Apple Valley. Daughter of Archie and Bertha Hoiland. Born in Mpls, 6/14/34, passed peacefully on 1/23/16. Preceded in death by son, Dana J. and grandson, Jonathan. Survived by loving husband of 63 years, Victor; son, Michael; daughters, Vicki and Gina; grandchildren, BriAnna, Jennifer, Ryan and Dustin & great-grandchildren, Dana Marie, Leila and Alicia; sisters, Kathleen (Bob) Swanson and Beverly Orner. Funeral service 11 AM Wed., Feb. 3 at Calvary Lutheran Church, 6817 Antrim Rd, Edina MN 55439 (952-941-1251). (Published in the Star Tribune on January 31, 2016)

Homich, Charles William
April 30, 1948 - January 23, 2016
Age 67 of St. Paul.

Paron, John Hubert
January 16, 1937 - January 22, 2016
Age 79 of Shakopee, passed away 01/22/16 surrounded by family. John served his country in the Navy and served his community as a volunteer fire fighter for 24 years. Preceded in death by parents, Hubert and Margery (Kopp) Paron. Survived by sons, Jon, Dan, Tony/Cindy (Smith) Paron; daughter, Tammy Paron; sister, Diane/Jim Vnak; and 4 grandchildren. Service 11:00 am Fri., 01/29/16 at St. Mark's Church in Shakopee with visitation one & one-half hours before service. Memorials preferred to the Loaves & Fishes Program at Shakopee Community Assistance Program, 9450 East 275th St., Elko, MN 55030. (Published in the Star Tribune on January 27, 2016)

Garibay, Rafael (Ralph) Franco
October 21, 1950 - January 22, 2016
Passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones on Jan 22nd, 2016 at the age of 65.  Ralph is preceded in death by parents Geneva & Jose Garibay, Brother, Jose Jr. & Sister Guadalupe. Ralph is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Racheal; daughters, Marcella, Consuelo (Ted), son, Juan (Christine), grandchildren, Melvin, Jose, Anthony, Samantha, Teddy Jr., Vinny, Stephanie, Nate, JJ, 9 great grandchildren, sisters; Cali, Mary & Lydia, brothers; Peter, Benito, Shorty and many nieces, nephews and dear friends. Ralph loved spending time working on cars & trucks and finding treasures at the junk yard. Anyone that knew Ralph knew how much he loved working on and fixing vehicles for friends and family. When he wasn’t spending time getting his hands dirty, he was always celebrating life with his family and a cold Budweiser in hand. Services will be on Thursday Jan 28th at Our Lady of Guadalupe, 401 Concord St. St Paul, MN. Visitation will be from 10-11am, Service at 11am and Luncheon to follow. And in the end, it’s not the years in a life; it’s the LIFE in the years!

Brown, Richard Stuart
May 18, 1923 - January 22, 2016
Age 92 of Minnetonka.

Nesset, Rebecca Lynne (nee Onasch)
September 19, 1961 - January 21, 2016
Age 54 of Wyoming, MN.

Rouse III, Chester Sedgewick
May 29, 1948 - January 21, 2016
Age 67 of Minneapolis.

Bellard-Crowson, Geraldine
June 17, 1940 - January 21, 2016
Age 75 of Minneapolis. Born in Louisiana June 17, 1940 to Samuel and Mary Bellard. Geraldine is a Honeywell retiree. A loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is survived by her two children, Mary Bellard and Darrell Crowson, and eight grand- and great-grandchildren. Memorial and Repass Service 1-4 p.m. Thursday, January 28, 2016, Minneapolis Urban League, 2100 Plymouth Ave N, Mpls, MN 55411. (Published in the Star Tribune on January 24, 2016)

Saunby, Shannon Marie
July 14, 1951 - January 20, 2016
Age 64 of St. Paul.

Ferguson, Landis Vat
July 28, 1950 - January 20, 2016
Age 65 of Minneapolis.

Casper, Gerald Michael
May 14, 1926 - January 19, 2016
Age 89 of St. Paul. Preceded in death by son, Loren. Survived by wife, Marcia Sweger; sisters-in-law, Maggie Breimhurst and Mitzi (Forest) Crowley; and many other relatives and friends.  Mass on Wednesday, 27, 2016 at 10AM at Church of St. Joseph, 1154 Seminole Avenue, West St. Paul, MN. Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Larson, Arlene Myrtle (nee Harrington)
July 22, 1931 - January 19, 2016
Age 84 of Rockford.

Stewart, Mary Jo (nee Pape)
July 3, 1947 - January 19, 2016
Age 68 of Woodbury.

Koelfgen II, Steven Patrick
October 9, 1976 - January 18, 2016
Age 39 of Crystal.

Speer, Robin Louise (nee Sivertsen)
September 5, 1953 - January 18, 2016
Age 62 of Minneapolis.

Manthey, Mark Edward
November 17, 1947 - January 18, 2016
Age 68 of St. Paul. Vietnam Veteran Died on January 18 from early-onset Alzheimers. Preceded in death by parents Miles and Doraine; beloved husband of 28 years to Paula; beloved brother of John (Christine) and sister Joan (Dewey) Eckert; large extended family of 3 step children, many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Special friends Chuck Gummow and Sharon Weber, special thanks to Andrea Freidberg for her loving care, and to the staff at the Minnesota Veterans Home and Methodist Hospice for their exceptional care. Memorial Service Sunday January 24 at 1:30 p.m. Chapel Room at Minnesota Veterans Home. Enter at 46th Street and 46th Avenue, Minneapolis MN. Private Interment at Fort Snelling. - (Published in Pioneer Press on Jan. 21, 2016)

Olson, Gerald Francis
December 8, 1942 - January 17, 2016
Age 73 of Minneapolis. Preceded in death by mother Carol, father Gay. Survived by sister, Judy Bird; brother, Johnny Olson; children, Heidi (Peter) Brown, Eric (Becky) Olson, Tami (Kirk) Kolbinger; grandchildren, Anthony Vermeersch, Cameron & Carter Kolbinger, Gerian and Shelton Olson & Ricky Thomas; and many other relatives and friends. Memorial Service 11am Tuesday, January 26 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 4100 Lyndale Ave. S., Mpls. Visitation 1 hour prior and 10am. Interment following at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. (Published in the Star Tribune on January 24, 2016)

Russo, Ryan Rebecca
December 24, 1983 - January 17, 2016
Age 32 of St. Paul.

Kortkamp, Kevin Eugene
February 10, 1966 - January 16, 2016
Age 49 of St. Paul.

Curran, Scott Charles
June 18, 1949 - January 16, 2016
Age 66 of St. Paul.

Ives, Sally Jo
August 4, 1948 - January 15, 2016
Age 67 of Osseo.

Brown Jr., William
April 4, 1951 - January 15, 2016
Age 64 of Eagan.

Pemble, Glen James
March 12, 1942 - January 14, 2016
Age 73 of Minneapolis.

Friedrich, Shirley Lucille (nee Henderson)
December 9, 1925 - January 13, 2016
Age 90 of Mahtomedi.

Keller, Jerome "Jerry" William
April 17, 1935 - January 12, 2016
Age 80 of St. Paul. Jerry fell asleep in death peacefully on January 12 at home surrounded by his wife and children. He is survived by his wife of 62 years Margaret; children Kristine (John), Kimberly (Jay), Karen (Steve) and Kevin; brothers, Bruce and Roger; 10 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren. He approached his illness the same as his life – with courage and humor. He was a kind and gentle Husband, Dad and Papa; loved by all who knew him. A special thanks to Health East Hospice for their tremendous support. Memorial service 3:00 PM, Saturday, January 23. Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 925 Century Ave. N., Maplewood. (Published in Pioneer Press on Jan. 17, 2016)

Mollenhoff, Todd Michael
October 25, 1962 - January 12, 2016
Age 53 of Buffalo.

Hell, Karen Ann (nee Shodin)
February 11, 1957 - January 12, 2016
Age 58 of Inver Grove Heights. Preceded in death by parents, Bill & Carol Shodin; husband, John Hell and brother, Mark Shodin. Survived by children, Andy & Nicole Shodin; granddaughters, Amaya, Autumn, Isabella & Sydney. Memorial Service 11AM Friday, January 22nd at KLECATSKY & SONS SOUTHERN CHAPEL, 414 Marie Avenue; South St. Paul with a visitation 1 hour prior to the service. KLECATSKY & SONS SOUTHERN CHAPEL, 651-451-1551 (Published in the Star Tribune on January 20, 2016)

Tipton, Gary Ray
February 28, 1944 - January 12, 2016
Age 71 of Somerset, WI, died Tuesday, January 12th, 2016, peacefully at his home. He was born February 28th, 1944 in Beadle County, SD, one of seven sons born to Darold and Evelyn (Parkinson) Tipton. Gary was married to Kay (Wendland) in 1964 in Redfield, SD (they divorced in 2009). In 1983 they moved to Vasa Township, MN where they raised their family. Gary worked for Nash Finch until his retirement in 2010. He managed the meat department at Warehouse Market (then Food Bonanza, then Econo-Foods) in Red Wing and finally for Econo-Foods in Somerset and New Richmond, WI. He married Jeanine (Bishop) in 2011 and spent the remainder of his days on their hobby farm in Gary had many passions in his life. He loved hunting, fishing, taxidermy, gardening and spending time with his family, but most important to him was his love of raising and caring for animals. He had a lifelong passion for horses and rodeo. He took great pride in raising Labrador Retrievers. He also spent more than 30 years raising sheep, swine, poultry and many other animals for 4H with his children. He is survived by his wife Jeanine; brothers Dale, Dennis, Dean, Delton, Bob and Doug; sons, Mike (Brenda) of Asheville, NC, Jeff (Anna) of Cannon Falls, MN, Gary Jr (Kristie) of Cannon Falls, MN, Jason (Amie) of Goodhue, MN and Tyler of Somerset, WI; daughters Carol (David) Shoultz of Ipswich, SD and Christie (Matt) Halverson of Hastings, MN and step-daughter Rose Bishop of Somerset, WI; former wife, Kay Tipton of Cannon Falls, MN; 16 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Darold and Evelyn Tipton and one infant daughter. Funeral Services will be held at First English Lutheran Church, in Cannon Falls, MN, on January 25, 2016 at 11:00 with a visitation one hour before.

Steinbring, Gloria Jean (nee Gunderson)
November 28, 1944 - January 11, 2016
Age 71 of Minneapolis. Memorial service Saturday, January 23rd at Simpson United Methodist Church, 2740 - 1st Ave. S, Minneapolis (612-874-7741). Inurnment at Morningside Memorial Gardens in Coon Rapids.

Frohrib, PH.D., Darrell Albert
June 25, 1930 - January 10, 2016
Age 85 of White Bear Lake. U of MN Professor Emeritus Beloved husband, father, and grandfather returned home to be with his Lord and Savior January 10th surrounded by family. Born to Albert and Caroline Frohrib in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, graduated from MIT, married his high school sweetheart, and raised 3 children. They made their home in Saint Paul where he earned his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at the U of MN, and served there as a professor for over 33 yrs. Darrell was an accomplished pianist, a nature enthusiast, and a true advocate for education. He taught Sunday School to high school students sharing with them his love for God. He has touched many lives and he will be dearly missed. Preceded in death by sisters, Margaret Strong and Marion Wood. Survived by wife Betty, daughters Ellen (Jeff), Sandra (Lorance), and son Paul (Mary) and grandchildren Corey, Philip (Mia), Danielle and Max. Celebration of Life South Shore Trinity Lutheran Church 2480 S. Shore Blvd. White Bear Lake, MN. 651-429-4293 visitation 10-11am, service 11am, with a luncheon following. (Published in Pioneer Press on Jan. 12, 2016)

Scott, Craig Jon
February 22, 1958 - January 10, 2016
Age 57 of Minnetonka.

Jersey, Janice
February 6, 1938 - January 9, 2016
Age 77 of Minneapolis.

Leitner, Jean Grace (nee Petrizee)
July 21, 1932 - January 9, 2016
Age 83 of Milaca, MN.

Shannon, Nathaniel "Nate"
November 9, 1945 - January 7, 2016
Age 70 of Minneapolis. Passed away peacefully on January 7th, 2016 with his family at his side. Preceded in death by his father Allen Sr., mother Lillie Mae and brother Gary. Survived by spouse Rosa; children & their spouses, Marcus (Chalee), Nathan (Angie), & Andre; grandchildren Tyler, Natalia, Jasper, Lexcia, & Montayia; brothers Ode, Perry, David, Allen & Terry (Susan); sisters Ruth, Margaret, Diane, Sherry & Connie (Michael) and many nieces & nephews. Service Saturday, January 16th at 10:00 am at Lakewood Cemetery Chapel, 3600 Hennepin Ave S. Minneapolis, MN. Visitation one hour prior to the service. Luncheon at Creekside Apartments, 200 Nathan Lane N. Plymouth, MN 55441, 612.229.0082. (Published in the Star Tribune on January 14, 2016)

McCarty, Lorraine Caroline (nee Cody)
April 19, 1927 - January 7, 2016
Age 88 of St. Paul. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery in Mendota Heights.

Gill, Edna Estella (nee Tyson)
May 18, 1919 - January 6, 2016
Age 96 of Minneapolis.

Hinkel, Steven Richard
April 15, 1963 - January 6, 2016
Age 52 of Plymouth.

Donner, Joyce Lorraine (nee Matheny)
December 12, 1930 - January 5, 2016
Age 85 of Brooklyn Park, passed away peacefully on January 5th, 2016. Preceded in death by her parents, son Daniel, son-in-law Jim Warner, and Janine Nelson. Survived by Robert her husband of 67 years, children Cheryl, Mike (Gloria), Keith (Patty), Tim, Wendy (Mark), Dawn (Derek), Todd (Amy), daughter-in-law Nancy, 66 grandchildren and great grandchildren. Service will be held January 21st, 2016 at 11:00AM at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 7217 West Broadway, Brooklyn Park, MN. (Published in the Star Tribune on January 17, 2016)

Langley, Patricia Dean
March 23, 1929 - January 5, 2016
Age 86 of Bloomington.

Cameron, Barbara Karen (nee Thibedeau)
December 21, 1943 - January 5, 2016
Age 72 of St. Paul, passed away peacefully on January 5, 2016. She is preceded in death by dear friend, Patsy Kaeder and 4 loving dogs, her babies. She is survived by her husband, Clyde; sister, Adrienne Olsen; step-children, Candace and Chris; nieces, Renee and Bobbi; and many friends. There will be no services. Memorials are preferred to Animal Ark. Thank you to Dana and the staff at Heartland Hospice.

Rethlake, Jeanene Irene
March 19, 1941 - January 4, 2016
Age 74 of Roseville, formerly of St. Paul. Born on March 19, 1941 in Litchfield, MN.  Jeanene was a retired educator with the Delano Public School System.  She is preceded in death by parents, Bernard and Florence; brother, Greg Rethlake; sister, Marlys Mouser; sisters-in-law, Darlene and Mary Rethlake.  She is survived by special friend, Ruth Loia; sister, Beatrice Wallmow; brother, Bruce Rethlake; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.  Memorial service at 11AM on Saturday, January 9, at St. Francis Cabrini Church, 1500 Franklin Ave. SE, Minneapolis, MN.

Dahlstrom, Karen Eloise (nee Myhie)
May 2, 1948 - January 4, 2016
Age 67 of Plymouth.

Barlow, Nicholas Roy
January 19, 1953 - January 4, 2016
Age 62 of Minneapolis.

Schroeder, Glenna Margaret
April 12, 1946 - January 4, 2016
Age 69, a longtime resident of St. Paul, Glenna quietly passed away January 4, 2016 at the J.A. Wedum Residence with in Heartland Hospice in Brooklyn Park, MN following a prolonged illness. Born April 12, 1946 in Fr. Worth, Texas: Glenna was the daughter of Charles and Margaret (Cannon) Schroeder. She attended Pascal High School in Fort Worth, TX and completed undergraduate work at the University of Texas before receiving a PhD in psychology from the University of Minnesota in 1980. She consulted at Hennepin county Medical Center as well as the Indian Health Board before joining the practice group at the Minneapolis clinic of Psychiatry and Neurology (currently the Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology) from which she retired in 2004 due to health issues. She is preceded in death by her parents; Glenna will be missed by many friends and colleagues. No flowers, in Honor of Glenna, Donations to Heifer Project International heifer.org Memorial service will be held January 15, Friday noon, at Mancini's Char House, 531 West 7th St, St. Paul, MN 55102, 651-224-7345.

Bregel, Frederick Louis
August 22, 1956 - January 4, 2016
Age 59 of Edina. Visitation and funeral at Church of St. Patrick of Edina, 6820 St. Patricks Ln, Edina, MN 55439. Visitation at 10:00 am followed by the Funeral at 11:00 am on the 23rd of January. On January 4, 2016 at 12:45 pm our brother, Fred shuffled off this mortal coil. Fred is survived by his parents, Virginia and Charles Bregel and his brothers: John, Paul and David. Fred has always been the "Rock of Gibraltar" of the Bregel family. Fred served as a care giver, an arbitrator and a strong shoulder to lean on. He was always available to lend a helping hand and took very good care of his family. On countless occasions Fred was the compassionate sounding board and always had good advice born out of love and understanding. Fred's compassion was only outdone by his joy for life. Fred enjoyed good food and could always list off the best places in town to get a meal. He cherished the Sundays at our folks on the deck grilling steaks and shooting the breeze. He also cherished the Christmas eves spent at the Monte Carlo and celebrating mom's birthday at the Lake Elmo Inn. We will remember the John Lennon Tributes with Fred at First Avenue and Robin Trower at the Cabooze along with the other fun concerts we shared. We also remember the State Fair with the family, motorcycling, snowmobiling, Gopher Football and road trips. In Fred's final moments we are reminded of the bible passage 1 Corinthians 13:13: "Now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love." This bible passage exemplifies Fred's philosophy about life. Fred's faith in Christianity is grounded and strong. We won't to talk about his faith in the past tense because Fred's faith is still very much alive in all who knew and loved him. His faith has prepared him for the next journey, which he has begun. Fred's faith reminds us that anything is possible. Fred is always full of hope. Hope for a better future. Hope that his friends and family will lead prosperous lives. Fred never gave up on his brother Paul who battles daily to hold on to his own life. Many times when Paul was near death, Fred's hope played an integral part in Paul's revival. Fred has taught us that you can accomplish anything as long as you don't give up hope. Most of all Fred is love. Fred was so full of love and devotion to all the people in his life. I don't believe I will ever meet someone with a bigger heart. Fred's love for his family and friends is timeless. Fred helped everybody that he encountered. His passing leaves a big hole in the lives of his friends, family and ATT co-workers. William Shakespeare wrote "The good that men do in this world is often interred with their bones." Let this not be the case with Fred. Fred's love for us will live on and enrich our lives as long as he remains in our hearts. Keep the love Fred has provided ingrained in your heart. Love is all you need! Donations can be made on Fred's behalf to: Millennium Center for Performing Arts (MCPA), 1708 Meadowview Rd, Eagan, MN 55121, (651) 452-0811. God Bless You Fred. (Published in the Star Tribune on January 17, 2016)

Albrecht, Allan James
February 3, 1952 - January 4, 2016
Age 63 of Minneapolis.

Mollenhoff, James Arthur
November 16, 1958 - January 3, 2016
Age 57 of Apple Valley.

Murphy, Rexford Allen
March 14, 1935 - January 3, 2016
Age 80 of St. Louis Park.

Marshall, Darwin Rex
May 23, 1956 - January 2, 2016
Age 59 of Minneapolis. He was preceded in death by his parents Clyde and Ann Marshall and will be mourned by his siblings Andre, Wanda, Trecene and Darcel. He was born May 23, 1956 in Steubenville, Ohio. Rex received an undergraduate and master's degree from Kent State. Rex worked for Hennepin Co. Corrections and Minneapolis Public Schools. He was a member of Beta Sigma Fraterni and held Kwanzaa programs in the Twin Cities for the past 20 years. His memorial celebration will be held Saturday January 9th at the Tin Cup, 1220 Rice St., St Paul MN at 4:00 pm. (Published in the Star Tribune on January 9, 2016)

Winter, Scott Allen
September 28, 1970 - January 2, 2016
Age 45 of Minneapolis.

Born, Ronald Marlin
October 26, 1947 - January 1, 2016
Age 68 of Shorewood.

Krum, Charles Edward
February 12, 1957 - January 1, 2016
Age 58 of Minneapolis.

Gonzales, Richard V.
January 21, 1959 - January 1, 2016
Age 56 of Minneapolis. Inurnment at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

Leverenz, Steven Jon
June 15, 1957 - December 31, 2015
Age 58, passed away on Thursday, December 31st, 2015, at the University of Minnesota Medial Center from Pulmonary Fibrosis while surrounded by his loving family and close friends. Steve was born June 15th, 1957 and grew up in West Bend, WI. He attended Decorah Elementary, Badger Middle School, and West Bend West High School graduating in 1975. During high school, he lettered in four sports and became an eagle scout. Steve received a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in December of 1979. During his time as a Badger, Steve was an active member of the Mu chapter of Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI). He held the relationships he had with his FIJI brothers close to his heart. Steve also completed additional coursework at the Milwaukee School of Engineering. On June 5th, 1982, he married Joan Gavin, fellow Madison engineering classmate. They celebrated their 33rd wedding anniversary this year. Steve started his career at John Deere as a mechanical engineer in Ottumwa, Iowa and Horicon, Wisconsin. He worked briefly for Oshkosh Truck in South Carolina as well as Excelsior Henderson Motorcycle Company in Belle Plaine, Minnesota. Steve began a long career at Donaldson Company in 1993 where he worked for over 20 years at various locations including: Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Cresco, Iowa, Leuven, Belgium, and finally in Bloomington, Minnesota. Steve had a wonderful relationship with his co-workers and cherished the history he had with Donaldson Company. Steve was very active in his church community, Jacob’s Well, and his cycling and racquetball groups. He enjoyed hiking, fishing, and creating deep and intentional friendships. He had the opportunity to travel and explore the world with his family and friends. Steve was not only challenged with Pulmonary Fibrosis, but lived through three occurrences of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma over 30 years. His spirit was truly full of adventure and he always looked for the silver linings in life.  Steve will be greatly missed by his wife: Joan, children: Shane, Erin and Megan, MN. He is survived by his sisters: Barbara (Wayne) Scott, TX, Caryn (Dave) Miller, MO, and Lynn (Bill) Benn, WI. Steve was a proud uncle to Rachel and Leah Benn, Austin and Garrett Scott, and Alec and Rylee Miller. He is further survived by his father, John, and extended family and friends. Steve was preceded in death by his mother, Janet Leverenz (Dottai). Steve’s family and friends will forever remember him as a loving father, husband, uncle, brother, son, and friend. We would like to thank his doctors and nurses at the University of Minnesota Medial Center who treated Steve and his family with the utmost respect and kindness. We would also like to thank the local Pulmonary Fibrosis support group that offered Steve and Joan continued encouragement. Finally, we would like to express our deepest thanks to the many family and friends who kept Steve, his family, and his doctors in their thoughts and prayers. Steve lived a wonderful life overflowing with blessings and he will be missed by many. A memorial service will be held at the McNamara Alumni Center located at 200 Oak St. SE, Suite 100, Minneapolis, MN, 55455 on Saturday, January 9th.  A visitation will begin at 10:30 a.m. A memorial service will be held at 12 p.m. followed by a light lunch. In lieu of flowers, Steve’s family requests that memorial donations be made in his name to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group of Minnesota: PO Box 390498, Minneapolis, MN 55439-0498.

Jermusek, Frank Thomas
April 11, 1950 - December 30, 2015
Age 65 of Brooklyn Park.

Champion, Corrinne Ann (nee Koland)
November 16, 1931 - December 30, 2015
Age 84 of Maplewood, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on December 30, 2015. Corrinne was born November 16, 1931 to George and Minnie Koland in Hibbing, MN. She had 5 brothers George Jr. (Shirley), Merlin, Leonard (Judy), Oliver (Pat), Forrest (Betty) and 3 sisters June Lee (Peter), Helen, Iyone (Leon). She was married to David Champion, raised a family of 4 Cheryl, David (Linda), Linda, and John. She has three grandchildren by David, Sarah (Frank), Christopher (fiancée Kaitlyn) and Kathryn (Matt). During her life and diverse working career she lived in the states of Florida, Alaska, Maryland, Texas, Wisconsin, and of recent, back in Minnesota. Corrinne was very proud of her 100% Swedish Heritage. Corrinne was always an inspiration and she will be missed terribly. Rest in peace Corrinne and we will see you again. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, January 15 at the Maplewood Community Center, 2100 White Bear Ave. from 3:30 to 7:30 pm. (Published in Pioneer Press on Jan. 13, 2016)

DiGiovanni, Maureen Helen (nee Jacobson)
July 13, 1923 - December 30, 2015
Age 92 of Savage. Inurnment at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery at a later date.

Adams, Clifford Lavern
August 9, 1960 - December 30, 2015
Age 55 of St. Paul.

Roth, Donald Fredrick
January 2, 1937 - December 28, 2015
Age 78 of Woodbury died peacefully on December 28, 2015. He is preceded in death by his parents Fredrick and Ruth Roth, sons Tom and Jeff. Survived by loving wife Sandy, children Deb Rudesill (Craig), Greg Roth (Donna), Barb Price (Jim), Michelle Roth, Stephen Waters (Libby), Chris Waters (Katie), Sherrie Martin (Jeff), Michael Waters (Lynn), 22 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, other relatives and many friends. Mass of Christian Burial 11:00AM on Tues. January 5th at Guardian Angels Catholic Church 8260 4th St. N, Oakdale, MN 55128. Visitation 9 - 10:45 prior to Mass. Private interment. A special thanks to Ken, Jodi, Stacy and Karen for their compassionate care. Memorials preferred to Sanford Hospice Bemidji or Allina Hospice in lieu of flowers. (Published in Pioneer Press on Jan. 3, 2016)

Taylor Jr., Clarence Albert "Duke"
January 27, 1955 - December 28, 2015
Age 60 of Maplewood, age 60, passed away at home after a battle with cancer on December 28, 2015. He is preceded in death by his parents, Jean Smith Dunnaville and Clarence Albert Taylor, Sr. He is survived by his queen, Lori Loun; first wife, Debora Edstrom; sister, Sandra Douglas (Cobert) of Virginia; daughters, Christina (Tina) Teetzel, Sabrina Taylor (Pharoah) and Brittany Richard, 11 grandchildren, and countless other beloved family members and friends.
There will be a celebration of his life on January 30, 2016. For further details, reach out to one of his daughters.

Avery Jr., Frank Stewart
February 19, 1956 - December 27, 2015
Age 59 of St. Paul.

Reardon, Christopher John
January 10, 1966 - December 27, 2015
Age 49 of Big Lake, taken by cancer at home 12.27.15, Big Lake. Service Tue. 1.12.16, Mary of the Visitation, Big Lake Visitation 10 am, Service 11 am.

Lancette, Roger George
April 9, 1940 - December 27, 2015
Age 75, of Rosemount, passed away on December 27 surrounded by his loving family. Preceded in death by parents, Henry and Lois. Survived by wife, Kay; children, Kari, Lori, Jacki (Tim) Alberico, Tony, Kristen, Andy (Christine) Otterdahl, Cory Otterdahl, Sean Conley; 15 grandchildren and 1 great-grand-child. Memorial Service 10am, Thursday December 31 at Oak Grove Presbyterian Church, 2200 W Old Shakopee Rd, Bloomington. Visitation 1 hour prior at 9am. Interment following at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. (Published in the Star Tribune and Pioneer Press on December 29, 2015)

Buetow, Delores Evelyn "Laurie" (nee Hamann)
April 8, 1926 - December 27, 2015
Age 89 of Crystal. Born April 8, 1926 to Alfred and Mabel Hamann in Fairfax, MN, entered into the arms of our Heavenly Father, Dec. 27, 2015. After years of battling debilitating rheumatoid arthritis and other health problems, finally suc- cumbed to congestive heart failure. Preceded in death by her loving husband of 53 years, Raymond; her sisters, Violet, Lila, Delphine; brother, Kenneth. Survived by four sons, Terry, Ronald, Mark (Cindy), Allen; six grandchildren, Aaron (Lydia), Mariah (Jeff), Jenna (Chris), Sarah, Ben, Alex; and great-grandchildren, Sam, Claire and Mikaela. Beloved by all, she is missed already! BLESSED BE HER MEMORY Memorial service Tues., Jan. 5, 2016 at First Lutheran Church of Crystal, 7708 62nd Ave N., Brooklyn Park, MN (763-537-4576). Visitation 10 AM, Service 11 AM, lunch to follow at church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family. (Published in the Star Tribune on January 3, 2016 )

Thompson, Kelly Kriss
July 10, 1958 - December 26, 2015
Age 57 of Woodbury. A simple man who needed very little, but cared a heck of a lot. He'd pass you his Vikings sweater straight off his back on those cold Minnesotan nights. With the long struggle that took from him he got back in character. With a quick wit and a warm heart, he can now be at peace. While cozy at home surrounded by his family, just the way he liked it; he got to have one last Christmas at home before passing on December 26th. He will be deeply missed by his wife, Sandy; son, Mark; daughter, Lauren; mother, Judith Villare; and sister, Jennifer Ettesvold. Thank you to the friends and family who were unbelievably supportive. We will always remember this very special soul who was beyond courageous. We love you KT, and in his words: "GO VIKINGS!" (Published in Pioneer Press on Jan. 3, 2016)

Brunberg-Koehler, Sherolyn Jean (nee Brunberg)
May 31, 1964 - December 25, 2015
Age 51 of Osceola, WI.

Rowett, Ruth Marion (nee Hanson)
February 11, 1922 - December 24, 2015
Age 93 of Baudette.

Taber, Susan Rae (nee Wuorio)
January 11, 1957 - December 24, 2015
Age 58 of Lakeland.

Smith, Kendall Edison
January 19, 1929 - December 24, 2015
Age 86 of St. Cloud and Waite Park, the son of Ernest and Mina Smith and longtime resident of St. Cloud and Waite Park, Minnesota, passed away on December 24, 2015. Kendall Smith was born in Beresford, South Dakota on January 19, 1929. He attended Custer High School in South Dakota and graduated from Orange City Senior High School in Orange City, Iowa. He attended the University of South Dakota. After serving in the Navy, he worked as a salesman for the Campbell's Soup Company for more than 40 years. He was exceptional at his job, highly respected within his business community, and received numerous sales awards. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church. bHe was an avid hunter and fisherman, mostly enjoying the camaraderie among family and friends. He enjoyed gardening and giving his vegetables/fruits to seniors at the St. Cloud Senior Center. He was a huge Vikings fan and enjoyed all sports in general. His true love was enjoying the great outdoors. From his family with love, we will miss "Fire Ball Smith". He is survived by his sister Susan Ambur (Robert) of Beresford, South Dakota and brother W. Pierce Smith (Helen) of Maplewood, MN; his children: Deborah Perry (Jeffory) of Naples, FL, Kevin Smith (Karren) of Waseca, MN, Jason Smith (Michele) of Metairie, LA; and his grandchildren: Jacob Smith and Hannah Smith of Waseca, MN. (Published in the St. Cloud Times on Dec. 28, 2015)

Thill, Colette Ann (nee Hansen)
June 12, 1949 - December 23, 2015
Age 66 of Little Canada, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on December 23, 2015. Preceded in death by parents, Darrel and Geraldine Hansen. Survived by children, Lisa Velisek; Douglas, Dennis; grandchildren, Erik and Breana Peterson, Callie and Brooke Velisek; siblings, Charlotte Moore, Odette Roth, Robert Hansen, James (Kathy) Hansen, Steven Hansen, Janet (Randy) Anderson; and many other relatives and friends. CoCo was a loving mother, grandma, and sister and will be deeply missed. Private family services. (Published in Pioneer Press on Dec. 27, 2015)

Allen, Elijah Victor
August 7, 1964- December 23, 2015
Age 51, passed away in Minneapolis.

Sanders, Lynn Odean
September 24, 1946 - December 22, 2015
Age 69 of Owatonna.

Walsh, James Joseph
October 18, 1936 - December 22, 2015
Age 79 of Minneapolis.

Anderson, Lorita Marguerite (nee Corrigan)
April 14, 1930 - December 22, 2015
Age 85 of Oakdale.

Jacks, Richard Finis
December 20, 1934 - December 22, 2015
Age 81 of Deer River, MN, passed away peacefully on December 22, 2015. Preceded in death by wife, Lenore; son, Robert; brother, Charles; sister, Cora; and father, Claude. Survived by son, Richard (Julie); daughter, Laura; grandchildren; mother, Maude; siblings, Walter (Mary), Claudia, Kerrilin; and many other relatives and friends. Services will be held in the Spring. (Published in the Star Tribune on December 27, 2015)

Tabery, Jerome Leo
June 2, 1938 - December 22, 2015
Age 77 of Minneapolis.

Bethel, Xavier Maurice
January 6, 1985 - December 21, 2015
Age 30 of Brainerd.

Schons, Ronald Robert
August 25, 1952 - December 20, 2015
Age 63 of Minneapolis.

Sonju, June Emily (nee Ludwig)
June 12, 1920 - December 20, 2015
Age 95 of Stillwater.

Durkin, Mary Louise
November 29, 1948 - December 19, 2015
Age 67 of Apple Valley.

Horn, Lenora Ann (nee Hill)
January 15, 1935 - December 18, 2015
Age 80 of Zimmerman, formerly of Lake Crystal, Minneapolis and Cambridge, NY. Preceded in death by husband William. Survived by children James, Susan (Mike) Graham, Sandra (Mike) Wagner, and David (Lisa), 9 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren. A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, January 9, 1:00-4:00 pm, at Steven's Restaurant, 202 N. Rum River Drive, Princeton. Memorials to Passing the Bread, Zimmerman, or your local food shelf. (Published in the Star Tribune on January 3, 2016 )

Luark, Karen Marie (nee Beach)
May 14, 1946 - December 18, 2015
Age 69 of Ramsey. Passed away peacefully after a long battle with cancer on December 18, 2015. Survived by husband, Don; sons, Kyle, Erik (Amy); grandchildren, Jacob, Karissa; and many other relatives and friends. Memorial service at 1PM on Monday, December 28, at St. Andrew's Catholic Church, 566 4th St. NW, Elk River, with a celebration to follow at Elk River American Legion. 

Johnstad, Harvey James
August 1, 1922 - December 17, 2015
Age 93 of Minneapolis. Minneapolis Athlete, died on December 17, 2015 after a short illness.  Harvey played semi-pro basketball and baseball. He loved long blade ice skating, roller skating, and especially Ballroom dancing. He served in the CCC in northern Minnesota and in WWII as a tank gunner in Europe. Harvey enjoyed nature and the outdoors, canoeing, camping, and hiking. He had a joke for every occasion! He is survived by Martha Wren, his partner of 49 years. Interment at Fort Snelling at a later date.

Schuler Jr., Albert Nicholas
November 14, 1949 - December 17, 2015
Age 66 of Plymouth, passed away peacefully on December 17 at the VA Hospital in Minneapolis of leukemia. Preceded in death by grandson, Joshua. Survived by devoted wife of 40 years, Judy; children, Dawn Bates, Jennifer (Robert) Barnes, and Andrew; grandchildren, Samantha, Dylan, Derek, Lillian, James Jr., Kane, Kadence; and his dog, Jada. Al was stationed in Korea during Vietnam. He was a US Army Military Sergeant, and after being honorably discharged, served 20 years on the Golden Valley Fire Department. He was a good man who demonstrated devotion, discipline, bravery, love and much selflessness. He will be terribly missed and always remembered. Committal Service 11 am, assembly lane #3, Wednesday, December 23 at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, 7601 34th Ave S., Minneapolis. Reception to follow at Osseo American Legion, 260 4th Ave SE, Osseo. (Published in the Star Tribune on December 20, 2015)

Dunn, Diane Natasha (nee Rosenberg)
July 13, 1943 - December 17, 2015
Age 72 of Chaska.

Lindsey, Beverly Arlene
October 4, 1939 - December 16, 2015
Age 76 of Burnsville.

Jekot, Corinne Marie (nee Russell)
January 10, 1950 - December 15, 2015
Age 65 of Minneapolis.

Graves Jr., Clarence Joseph
November 13, 1924 - December 13 2015
Clarence Joseph Graves, Jr. passed from the arms of his family into the arms of his Lord and Savior on Sunday, December 13, 2015, in Blaine, Minnesota at the age of 91. A Celebration in honor of his life will be held at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 4101 Washington Street NE, Columbia Heights, Minnesota on Monday, December 21, 2015, with a visitation at 10:00 AM, service at 11:00 AM, and lunch following. Clarence was born November 13, 1924 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Clarence and Gladys (Berg) Graves. He graduated from Columbia Heights High School and served his country as a Navigator and Second Lieutenant in the Army of the United States Air Corp. He was also a trained pilot and flying was his passion. After serving his country, Clarence continued on to receive a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from the University of Minnesota. He and his brother Eugene owned and successfully ran Graves Interiors for over 26 years. Clarence met his beloved wife Muriel when folk dancing in 1953 and then taught her how to play golf. They were married for 52 incredible years. They both loved the Lord and were always active within the church. Clarence loved evangelizing and sharing about the Lord. He was an elder, Bible teacher, and lover of the Word. Clarence and Muriel loved any kind of dancing, camping, playing cards, games, and watching movies with their children. They were heartbroken when their dear 22 year old son, Jeff, died unexpectedly in a tragic climbing accident on El Capitan in Yosemite, but they knew they would see him again in eternity. Clarence had a tremendously kind spirit and deep love for his family. He was a devoted husband, dad, and grandpa. He was optimistic, upbeat, and always acting silly and making people laugh. He loved those around him and it showed in his character. He will always be remembered as a man with unfailing patience, unconditional love, unlimited kindness, and a beautiful smile. His gentle and thoughtful spirit brightened so many lives and these will be memories that we will forever cherish and hold close to our hearts. Clarence always had a sparkle in his eye and will be deeply missed by his loving daughter, Leslie (Graves) Dufault; grandchildren, Pamela (Douglas) Nelson, Tony Dufault, Samantha (David) Kurien, and Jacob Dufault; great-grandchildren, Kaila, Ryan, and Hannah Kurien and Lucas Nelson; brother, Eugene (Jeannette) Graves; sister, Shirley Sagedal; and nieces and nephews.
Clarence is preceded in death by his precious wife, Muriel; beloved son, Jeffrey Joseph; dearest son-in-law, Allen Dufault; father, Clarence Graves, Sr.; mother, Gladys Graves; sisters, June Skogquist and Judith Hammerstad. On behalf of Clarence’s family we would like to especially thank North Memorial Hospice, Carmel Sheridan, and the caregivers at Edgewood Senior Living for their support, love, and gentle kindness. Any memorial donations may be made in Clarence’s name to St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Columbia Heights, Minnesota or to Lutheran World Relief.

Hughes, Kenneth Anthony
May 18, 1942 - December 13 2015
Age 73 of Minneapolis.

Malmgren, Ronald Michael
May 4, 1948 - December 13 2015
Age 67 of Oak Park Heights.

O'Connell, Jeanne Mary (nee Carlstrom)
July 4, 1922 - December 12, 2015
Age 93 of St. Paul. Died gracefully December 12, 2015. Born July 4, 1922 in Superior, WI. Jeanne grew up in Patzau, WI and Sault Ste Marie, MI, where she worked at a medical clinic. She married John O'Connell in 1942 and moved to Kapuskasing, Ontario, where John was stationed during WWII. They settled in St. Paul, raised 6 children and remained married for 55 years. Jeanne enjoyed working at Frank Murphy, Holly House Chiropractic and A. Johnson & Sons Florist. She retired at age 80. She loved sunshine, flowers, birds, her yard, bowling, baking and knitting. She cherished her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and granddogs. You never left Jeanne's house without a pack of Doublemint gum, a plate of homemade cupcakes or a hand-knit hat. Jeanne lived at Lyngblomsten Care Center for the last 2 years of her life, aging with acceptance, grace and dignity. She maintained an individual style and elegance throughout her life. Preceded in death by parents Myrtle and Siam Carlstrom; husband John O'Connell Jr.; brother Ward Carlstrom; grandson Peter Fearing; and son-in-law Brien Link. Survived by children Maureen Hernandez (John), John O'Connell III (Susan), Marcia Morley (James), Monica Krebsbach (Tom), Milissa Link, Megan O'Connell; 15 grandchildren; and 25 great grandchildren. Memorial Service Saturday, January 30, 2016, 2 pm at Lyngblomsten Care Center. Memorials preferred to Lyngblomsten. (Published in Pioneer Press on Dec. 20, 2015)

Thane, Charles Andrew
May 4, 1945 - December 11, 2015
Age 70 of Maplewood.

Nelson, Leland Julius
February 9, 1944 - December 11, 2015
Age 71 of Apple Valley.

Pankonin, John Bert
April 11, 1953 - December 11, 2015
Age 62 of Dresser, WI.

Williams, Raymond Walter
January 10, 1943 - December 10, 2015
Age 72 of North Branch, passed peacefully at home on Dec. 10, 2015. He is preceded in death by his mother and father Theresa and Walter Williams; brothers Roy and Randy Williams. Ray is survived by his wife Kathy; children Jean, Shawn, Jeff, Melanie and Brenda; 12 brothers and sisters, 12 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Services will be held at 4 PM on Saturday, Dec. 19 at Christ Lutheran Church on Capitol Hill, 105 University Ave., St. Paul, MN.

Holmes, Michael Patrick
February 26, 1961 - December 10, 2015
Age 54 of White Bear Lake, originally of Portland, OR.

Howe, Diana Lynn (nee Troidl)
August 21, 1949 - December 10, 2015
Age 66 of Hopkins.

Draves, Dr. John Irvin
December 4, 1926 - December 9, 2015
On the evening of Dec. 9, 2015, Dr. John Irvin Draves, originally from Madison, Wis., passed away peacefully of natural causes at the age of 89. At the time of his passing he was comforted by his wife, Catherine, his immediate family, and his extended family composed of the staff at the Commons On Marice in Eagan Minn., a senior living center. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Catherine (Noble) Draves; son, David and wife, Tina Draves, son, John Draves; and five grandchildren, Jennifer (Cegalis) Birney, Julie Cegalis, Garrison Draves, Lauren Draves and Eli Draves. His daughter, Diane (Draves) Cegalis preceded him in death at the age of 51. Dr. Draves was a beloved dentist in private practice, in Monona Wis., for 35 years. He received a degree in Zoology from the UW-Madison in 1950 and went on to Marquette Dental School receiving his DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) in 1954. He and Catherine met in Madison but did not find each other until years later when they met again at a Badgers football game. They were married in Milwaukee, on June 23, 1954, at Marquette University. Prior to becoming a dentist he was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1945, where he served in World War II with U.S. occupational forces, Japan. He was honorably discharged in 1946 after receiving the Medal Meritorious Unit Award, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon, Victory Medal of Good Conduct and Army of Occupation Medal Japan. Dr. Draves spent the time he had for relaxation with his family in Nekoosa, Wis., where together they built their cottage home on Lake Camelot. The family enjoyed toppling trees, waterskiing and became charter members of the Shermalot Ski Team. Dr. Draves was also a Freemason and member of the Scottish Rite's Pipes and Drums Corp for 20 years. He also served as president of the Optimist Club of East Madison. After his retirement Dr. Draves and wife, Catherine escaped the cold Wisconsin winters by living in Sun City West, where they golfed, danced and enjoyed the fellowship of other retirees. A family memorial service will be held at ST. JOHN NEUMANN CHURCH in Eagan, Minn., on Monday, Dec. 14, 2015. His remains will rest in Sun City West, Ariz., next to daughter, Diane.

Kimball, Joseph
July 27, 1920 - December 9, 2015
Age 95 of Delano. Survived by daughter, Laura Robideau. Private interment at Sunset Memorial Park in St. Anthony, MN.

Cook, Michael Brent
August 20, 1977 - December 9, 2015
Age 38 of Portland, TN, passed away in Madison Lake, MN.

Bragg, Terese Marie "Terry" (nee Franks)
December 1, 1950 - December 9, 2015
Age 65 of Burnsville, passed away on December 9, 2015 with her daughter by her side. Terry loved to cook, the wilderness, animals, and her family. Preceded in death by her parents. Survived by daughter, Cori (Randy) Bradach; grandchildren, Tessa, RJ, and Stefanie; sister, Christine Knapp; niece, Michele Krager; brother, John and Rob Spinarski; and many other relatives and friends. Family and friends gathering to take place after the holidays. Terry will be dearly missed.

Anderson, Norman Schuyler
July 25, 1940 - December 6, 2015
Age 75, proud resident of Delano, MN, passed away December 6, 2015. Preceded in death by parents, Dr. Ulysses S. Anderson and Helen Kirkelie Anderson. Survived by sister, Jane Zingale; daughter, Elizabeth (William) Bruckner; grandchildren, Lucas, Hans and Helena Bruckner; nephews, Errin and Christian Zingale; great nieces and nephew, Taylor, Blake and Maggie; true and loyal friend to the Biminy Brethern, Brad Pester and Rick Jospeh; many other relatives as well as countless great friends and neighbors. Remembrance celebration Saturday, December 12 from 1-4 pm, Bonde Bistro, 203 Bridge Ave E., Delano.

Lambert, Dale Edward
May 17, 1964 - December 6, 2015
Age 51 of St. Paul.

Kangas, Richard Allen
October 1, 1959 - December 6, 2015
Age 56 of St. Louis Park.

Olson, Craig Julian
March 12, 1941 - December 6, 2015
Age 74 of Mendota Heights.

Miller, Robert Frederick
January 6, 1930 - December 5, 2015
Age 85 of Stillwater. Preceded in death by father, William A. Miller and mother, Elsa Miller. Survived by loving wife of 67 years, Anita (Made); children, David R. (Jo) of Tucson, AZ, Karen D. (Gary Rittenhouse) of Tucson, AZ, Steven A. (Carmen) of Mahtomedi, MN; grandchildren, Jenna (Daniel) Dahlberg, Laura Miller; 3 great-grandchildren; and dog Nelli. He loved to do things with his wife and children: working together to build 3 homes and 2 lake homes; traveling, cruises, camping; fishing & hunting; snowmobiling; working at church; Boy Scouts; children's music lessons & sports, of their choice. He loved driving the boat while the children waterskied and encouraged them to bring their friends with for the weekend. The birds, bears, and deer brought him joy. Woodworking was a hobby as well as gardening and maintaining our property. He also restored cars with his children, and taught them to maintain their cars, with his wife nearby. Robert worked as an engineer; 13 years at Nobles Tool & Die and 37 years at UFE & Kroy Ind. Plastic Molding. Thanks to Lakeview Hospital Hospice and Medical Staff at Stillwater, MN, and Regions Hospital and Medical staff. Memorial Service 11am Thursday December 17 at Christ Lutheran Church, 11194 36th St N, Lake Elmo, MN. Visitation 1 hour prior at 10am. Memorials preferred to Masonic Cancer Center University of Minnesota, and Christ Lutheran Church, Lake Elmo, MN.

Trahan, Joseph Richard
May 11, 1968 - December 4, 2015
Age 47 of St. Louis Park.

Pruden, Daniel Homer
February 12, 1953 - December 3, 2015
Age 62 of Bayport, formerly of Marine on St. Croix. The former co­owner of the Marine General Store, Dan was preceded in death by his parents Homer(Curly) and Louise, and his brother Dave. He is survived by Sue, his wife of 44 years; his children Rob (Stephanie), Thom and Jim(Tina): grandchildren Chad, Connor, Ally, John and Henry; brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. A visitation is planned for Tuesday, Dec .29 from 4 ­ 7 and a memorial service on Wednesday, Dec 30 at 11:00 with visitation one hour prior. Both will be held at Christ Lutheran Church, 150 5th St., Marine on St. Croix. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/twincities/obituary.aspx?n=daniel-pruden&pid=176872137#sthash.icJ70Kds.dpuf

Valente, Arthur Chaves
December 16, 1981 - December 3, 2015
Age 33 of Minneapolis.

Haus, Janet Irene (nee Larson)
February 2, 1934 - December 2, 2015
Age 81 of St. Anthony Village. Preceded in death by husband, Virgil; twin sister, Janice; brother, Craig; parents, Donald and Vera (Anderson). Survived by children, Gary (Dottie), Nancy (Bill) Kukowski and Tom; grandchildren, Ryan, Mike (Toni) and Stephanie Haus, Lisa (Verlin) Stoll, Andy (Erin) Kukowski, and Tim Kukowski; 4 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other family and friends. Prayer Service Saturday, Dec. 12 at 2:00 P.M., with visitation 2 hours prior at 12:00 P.M., at Hillside Funeral Chapel, 2600 - 19th Ave. NE, Mpls. Memorials preferred.

Melander, Marlene Katheryn (nee Hansen)
January 16, 1932 - December 2, 2015
Age 83 of Burnsville, formerly of Thief River Falls, beloved wife and mother, passed away peacefully in her home on Dec. 2 after a courageous 3 1/2 year battle with pancreatic cancer. She was preceded in death by her daughter Shawn, parents Bernard & Fannie Hansen, stepfather Alton Johnson, sister Bonnie and brother Bernie. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Norris; son Murray (Carol) and their children Matt and Derek (Jessica); son Mark (DeeDee) and their children Ian (Lindsay), Brock and McKenzie; and daughter Julie Crippes (James) and their children Jack, Sarah, Thomas and Daniel; great-grandchild Decklan Melander and her sister Harriet Holler. Marlene was a kind woman who loved her family and friends. She was happiest tending her gardens, creating a comfortable home and preparing delicious meals, especially around the holidays. Her homemade potato salad was legendary, second only to her beautiful array of Christmas cookies! We will miss her easy-going manner and love for her family. She will be dearly missed. Marlene's visitation will be on December 12 at 10 a.m. with a Celebration of Life at 11 a.m. A luncheon will follow the service. All will take place at Church of the Risen Savior, 1501 East Co. Rd. 42, Burnsville, MN 55306. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to a hospice of your choice.

Nellessen, Barbara Elisabeth (nee Kline)
September 29, 1956 - December 2, 2015
Age 59 of New Brighton.

Hewitt, Karen Virginia (nee Crossley)
August 22, 1958 - December 1, 2015
Age 57 of Minneapolis. A memorial in Osage, Iowa will be held in the spring of 2016 to celebrate her life.

Anderson, Kriston Rhineheart
November 25, 1971 - December 1, 2015
Age 44 of Ogilvie, MN.

Nephew Jr., Lloyd Fredrick
September 16, 1955 - November 30, 2015
Age 60 of Stillwater.

Anderson II, James Dorr
August 31, 1952 - November 30, 2015
Age 63 of St. Paul, passed away peacefully on November 30, 2015. Survived by daughters, Jennifer and Katie and their mother, Sheila; siblings, Judy, Kris, and Peter; and many other relatives and friends. Celebration of Life at a later date. 

Romundstad, Ann Elizabeth
December 22, 1969 - November 30, 2015
Age 45 of St. Paul. Passed away on November 30, 2015 Preceded in death by mother, Gerda. She leaves her father, Terry (Diane); sister Chrissy (Jason) Kesselring; and nephews, Otto and Hugh. She loved her cats Boris and Natasha. One of her favorite things was taking long walks with her dad. Memorial Service Saturday 2:30pm at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 3115 Victoria St. N., Roseville. (Published in Pioneer Press on Dec. 3, 2015)

Sparrow, Sgt. Thomas Vernon
February 17, 1936 - November 29, 2015
Age 79 of St. Paul went to entertain the angels on November 29, 2015. He was born Feb 17, 1936 spending his youth in NE Mpls. He traveled the world serving 20 years in the Army and was proud to be a Vietnam Vet. Tom loved to entertain everyone with his sense of humor. He is preceded in death by parents, Vernon and Lucy; and brother, Joe. He is dearly missed by his wife, Julie; children, Thomas Jr. (Annie), Yasmine, Michael and Duzdee (Ed) Ryan; stepchildren, Jerry Driscoll, David Driscoll, Mikki (Susan) Reed; 8 grandchildren; 7 great-grand-children; siblings; and many other relatives and friends. Mass on Saturday, Dec. 5th at 11:30 AM with visitation at 10:00 AM and a luncheon to follow at St. Cecilia Catholic Church, 2357 Bayless Pl., St Paul. Private interment at Fort Snelling. Memorials preferred. (Published in the Star Tribune on December 3, 2015)

Avritt, Daniel Wayne
March 14, 1958 - November 29, 2015
Age 57 of Apple Valley.

Stroth, Donald Ray
November 13, 1953 - November 29, 2015
Age 62 of Minneapolis.

Shenkar, Anna Stella (nee Bogucki)
March 23, 1930 - November 29, 2015
Age 85 of Minneapolis.

Felion, Grace Frances (nee McGraw)
February 15, 1957 - November 29, 2015
Extraordinarily amazing wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend passed away at age 58 on Sunday, November 29, 2015 at her home in Saint Paul from complications of cancer. Grace was born and raised in Stewart, MN before she moved to St. Paul where she was married, raised her family and ran the family business with her husband. Never will you find a more generous soul whom touched so many; she was the biggest Minnesota Twins fan, celebrated her Irish heritage and family/close friends meant the world to her. Grace is survived by her husband Mark; children Amanda Smith (Tracy), Andrea Hagen (Bryan), Joe and Peter; grandchildren Quentin and Audrey; siblings Tom McGraw (Linda), Hannah Dzik (Tom), Eileen Tittle (John), Anne Chapman (Mike), (Ron), (Ed); brothers and sisters in-law Barb Costello (Martin), Chuck (Joan), Marcia Larson (Brian), Becky, Tim (Yolanda), Eric; and many nieces, nephews and friends. Grace is preceded in death by her parents Vince and Lenora McGraw; her mother and father in-law Dr. Arthur and Marjorie Felion; her sisters Patricia McGraw and Julie Holden; her brother in-law Michael; and dear friend Mary Lombardo. Memorial/Open House will be held on Saturday, December 5, 2015 from 11am-2pm at Highland Catholic School, 2017 Bohland Ave., St. Paul. In lieu of flowers, memorials to donor's choice. (Published in Pioneer Press on Dec. 2, 2015)

Perrone, Alice Arlene (nee Devine)
April 24, 1931 - November 29, 2015
Age 84 of West St. Paul, passed away peacefully on November 29, 2015. Preceded in death by beloved husband, John. Survived by children, Mary Tonn, Jim (Roxann), Ann Altman (Tom), Mark, Steve, Cathy (Phil Gerlach), Greg, Paul, David (Robin), and Renee; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and sister, Ruth. Mass of Christian Burial 11:30 AM Friday, December 4 at the Church of St. Joseph, 1154 Seminole Ave, West St. Paul. Visitation 10:15 AM at the church. Luncheon after Mass. Private interment. Heartfelt thanks to Heart to Home. (Published in Pioneer Press from Dec. 2 to Dec. 3, 2015)

Kyes, James Gordon
December 2, 1943 - November 28, 2015
Age 71 of Siren, WI, passed away in Minneapolis.

Hancock, William A.
January 24, 1928 - November 26, 2015
Age 87 of Cottage Grove.

Poulton, Dwight David
April 9, 1960 - November 25, 2015
Age 55 of Shakopee, passed away suddenly on November 25, 2015. Dwight worked at CertainTeed for 36 years, was the Chief Union Steward for over 20 years, the Vice President for Teamsters Local 970. He enjoyed the outdoors and socializing with the people around him and sharing a laugh. Preceded in death by father, David; step-father, Roy Elvestad; brother, Todd; father-in-law, Marvin Mahowald. Survived by wife, Kelly; children, Jeremy, Matthew (Jessica), Joshua (Kiersten), Wyatt, and Zachary; grandchildren, Lily, Katya, and Lincoln; mother, Geraldine Elvestad; sisters, Cathy (Loren), Rebecca (Mark), and Christina (John); mother-in-law, Kathleen Mahowald; and many other relatives and friends. Celebration of Life at Hosanna Lutheran Church, 9600 163rd St. W, Lakeville, MN on Friday, December 4 at 11 AM with visitation one hour prior and a luncheon to follow the service. Dwight was a loving father, husband and son. He will forever be remembered by his loving family and friends. (Published in the Star Tribune on November 29, 2015)

Breecher, Caryl June (nee Laars)
April 24, 1931 - November 25, 2015
Age 84 of Hudson, WI. No services planned.

Fier, Harold John
October 19, 1932 - November 24, 2015
Age 83, formerly of Bloomington, died on Nov. 24, 2015. He served in the Army and after 30 years working at Minnegasco, happily retired to Pine City with his wife. He is preceded in death by wife Nancy; sisters Doris, Ramona, and Rose Marie; and daughter Alberta. Survived by brothers, Jim (Pat) and Denny (Martha); sisters, Karen (Roger), Adrienne (Elden) and Barb; brother-in-law Walt (Ramona); children, Dot, Bob, Dianne (Jim), Barb (John), Mary (Leroy), Harold, David (Marie) and Dorene (Mike); 13 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Memorial is on Sat., Dec. 5, 1 pm at Pine City Town Hall and burial at Fort Snelling. (Published in the Star Tribune on December 3, 2015)

Bailey, Mary Josephine (nee Farnsworth)
September 26, 1917 - November 23, 2015
Age 98 of Minneapolis.

Hinz, Richard "Dick" Arthur
August 16, 1943 - November 22, 2015
Age 72 of Lakeland, MN. Passed away surrounded by family after a battle with Brain Cancer on November 22, 2015. Dick always put his family first. He was a handy man, a hobbyist, and had a passion for remote control model airplanes. Survived by loving wife, Linda; children, Ann Marie (Peter) Ludwig, Christopher, and Debra (Ryan) Oakland; grandchildren, Adrian and Sage; and many other relatives and friends. Celebration of Life at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1205 6th St., Hudson, WI on Monday, November 30 at 6PM with visitation from 4-6PM.     

Martindale, Isaac Robert
February 6, 2009 - November 22, 2015
Age 6 of Elk River.

Carter, Kathy Pauleen (nee Hulsey)
November 30, 1955 - November 22, 2015
Age 59 of Eden Prairie.

Viterbo Jr., Alfredo Hidago
January 20, 1940 - November 21, 2015
Age 75 of Eden Prairie.

White, Theresa Raymond
January 2, 1953 - November 20, 2015
Age 62 of St. Paul.

Schafer, Mark Allan
November 5, 1960 - November 20, 2015
Age 55 of St. Cloud.

Kummala, Alvin "Al" Raymond
September 2, 1957 - November 20, 2015
Age 58 of St. Paul. Memorial 11/29/15, 3 PM Rosewood Village. Survived by Janet Kummala & J. Laine Mohnkern & family/friends. (Published in the Star Tribune on November 27, 2015)

Grimme, Nancy (nee Swanson)
January 15, 1956 - November 20, 2015
Age 60, born and lived in Minneapolis, died Nov. 20, from cancer overtaking her mind, but not her heart. Preceded by parents, Dorothy and Bill Swanson; and sister, Jean Swanson. Survived by husband, Joseph; sons, Benjamin & Alexander and his wife Carolina; grandchildren, Naomi & Mateo. Service of Celebration & Memorial at North United Methodist Church, 44th & Fremont Ave N, Sat 11 AM, Dec 12. Memorials in lieu of flowers to the Woman of North United Methodist Church. We lost a dedicated psychologist who served with distinction at Tubman Center for Women, perhaps much too soon, to illness that we all must fight by our wise choices to live.

Horton, LaVonn Esther (nee Gordon)
February 17, 1925 - November 20, 2015
Age 90, formerly of Osage, Fairfield, and Iowa City, passed away on Nov. 20, 2015, at the Johanna Shores Presbyterian Home in St. Paul, Minn. Her life and faith will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Dec. 19, 2015, at Parkview Evangelical Free Church in Iowa City, with the Rev. Steve Rachke officiating. A luncheon will follow at the church. Burial will be at Osage Cemetery in Osage, following the luncheon. LaVonn was born on Feb. 17, 1925 to Hannah and James Gordon, the youngest of six children. She attended Barnum Community Schools where she graduated in May, 1942. LaVonn attended the University of Iowa where she met her husband, Philip, and graduated with a B.S. in Commerce in June, 1948. She was united in marriage to Dr. Philip Starr Horton on Sept. 1, 1946, in Barnum. The family lived in Osage for 20 years, where Dr. Horton practiced dentistry and they raised four children. LaVonn was devoted to her family and was dearly loved. She was a choir director for 11 years at the First Baptist Church in Osage and active in her community. The family moved to Iowa City in 1970 where Dr. Horton taught at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. LaVonn and Phil lived in Iowa City for 25 years prior to residing in Fairfield from 1995-2000, where they were members of the First United Methodist Church. LaVonn and Philip served as volunteer missionaries in Thailand, Hong Kong and Africa over the course of 10 years under the auspices of Rotary International. She also volunteered at a nursing home in Iowa City, playing piano for the residents. LaVonn composed vocal music and poetry, and was a nearly 60 year member of P.E.O. She is survived by her children, Dr. Douglas (Patti) Horton of Cedar Rapids, John (Tammy) Horton of Topeka, Kan., Jeannine Wiegert of St. Paul, Minn., and Steve (Merrilee) Horton of St. Paul, Minn.; along with seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. LaVonn was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Philip; her parents Hannah and James Gordon; sister Leola of Ft. Dodge; and brothers, Franklin, Vernon, Lawrence and Marion. Memorials may be given to Parkview Evangelical Free Church of Iowa City, Iowa or to the First Baptist Church of Osage, Iowa.

Tunison, Grace (nee Guidetti)
April 24, 1920 - November 19, 2015
Age 95 of St. Paul, passed away peacefully with family on November 19, 2015. Preceded in death by beloved husband, Hubert; parents, James and Angelina Guidetti; siblings, Ray, Emily, Gerry, John, and Anthony. Survived by children, Mary (Brad) Dennis, and Peter (Linda Jungers); grandchildren, Chris, Damian, Drew, Meri and Nico; and several great-grandchildren. Grace was born in 1920 in Lyndhurst, New Jersey and graduated from Newark State Teachers College where she met Hugh before he joined the Navy; they were married in 1944 and lived in Rutherford, NJ for the next sixty years where she was active in the community. A lifelong Wood-Ridge, NJ elementary school teacher, after retiring she continued to enjoy her love for travel and sailing with Hugh and her best friend Vilma who she met when they began teaching together in 1942. Later in life she moved to Minnesota closer to her children and enjoyed her final years there in peace. A longtime member of St Mary Church in Rutherford, NJ, she was recently a member at St Louis in St Paul. Services and interment to be held in New Jersey at a future time. Memorials preferred to a charity of your choice. (Published in Pioneer Press on Nov. 22, 2015)

Fuller, Michael Laverne
March 4, 1948 - November 19, 2015
Age 67, of Webster, passed away Thursday evening, November 19, 2015. Michael was born in Saint Paul, MN, on March 4, 1948, a son of the late Vern F. and Theresa P. (Apfelbacher) Fuller. He attended public schools in Saint Paul, and was a 1967 graduate of Mechanic Arts High School. Mike served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War from 1968 to 1972.  He returned to Saint Paul and resided there until his retirement five years ago when he moved to the Webster area. Mike was employed most of his adult life as a member of International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Asbestos Workers local #34. He held various offices within the union local including Vice-President and served on the Apprentice Board. Early in his career, the union provided training for him at Dunwoody College of Technology. Mike was a hard-working, strong-willed individual. He had a great sense of humor and lived life to the fullest. Mike loved being outdoors and golfing, fishing including ice fishing, and deer hunting. He was a huge NASCAR fan and enjoyed watching local races at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, WI. Mike cherished time spent with his children and grandchildren and liked watching sports on television with them. He also enjoyed the company of his dogs, Hoosier and Maggie. Mike is survived by his two children: Lisa (Matt) Olson and Tony Fuller, and their mother, Mary (Belmonte) Fuller; six grandchildren: Nicholas, Matthew and Kaylee Olson, and Paige, Ashlee and Tess Fuller; a sister, Rose Tschida; a brother, John Fuller; brother-in-law, Ron Lustig; and nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Kathy Lustig.

Fitch, Linda Jean (nee Miller)
May 19, 1956 - November 18, 2015
Age 59 of St. Paul.

Segat, Leonore Anne MacKay (nee Brown)
January 11, 1941 - November 18, 2015
Age 74 of Prior Lake. Funeral service Tuesday, November 24th at 2:00 P.M., with visitation at 1:30 P.M., at Lakewood Cemetery Chapel, 3600 Hennepin Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN 55408. Private Interment.

Libbey, Lucille Mary (nee Larson)
May 20, 1913 - November 18, 2015
Age 102 of River Falls, WI, , and a longtime resident of Grand Rapids, Minn., on Pokegama Lake, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015 in River Falls, Wis., surrounded by her children and grandchildren. She was born May 20, 1913 in Nerstrand, Minn., to Andrew and Serina (Stenbakken) Larson. She attended the University of Minnesota and married William Wesley Libbey. Lucille moved to Grand Rapids in 1934. She was active in PEO, AAUW, Itasca Players, Job's Daughters, Cub Scouts, and Campfire Girls. Lucille was a columnist for the Herald Review. She created the Winkles line of pottery figures which were very popular at craft shows. Lucille was devoted to her six children and was loved by one and all. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Wesley Libbey; sister, Delta Mooers and her parents. Lucille is survived by her sons, Bradford (Lydia) of Bellevue, Wash., Keith (Patricia) of Afton, Minn., William (June) of Northfield, Minn., Robert (Virginia) of Sandpoint, Idaho, Richard (Donna) of Grand Rapids, Minn.; daughter, Cynthia (John) Gilpin of Afton, Minn.; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. VISITATION: 1 p.m. Saturday Nov. 28, 2015 in Community Presbyterian Church, 703 N Pokegama Ave. Grand Rapids, Minn. Memorial Service at the same location at 2 p.m. Pastor Kimbrel Johnson officiating, followed by a reception. See online family guestbook at www.andrews-libbeyfh.com. Memorials preferred to Cottey College in Nevada, Missouri, affiliated with PEO or Greater Pokegama Lake Association, Grand Rapids, Minn. Arrangements by Andrews-Libbey Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 218-326-4000.

Bailey, Ronnie Lee
October 9, 1942 - November 18, 2015
Age 73 of Apple Valley, passed away on November 18, 2015. Preceded in death by wife, Penelope; parents, Robert & Helen. Survived by daughters, Robin (Todd) Zangs & Tracy (Brian) Jordan; sister, Jean Dunn; brother, Robert; grandchildren, Dillon, Shelby, Madelyn & Sean. A Celebration of Life will be held on November 30, 2015, 4-8 PM at Lakeville Heritage Center, 20110 Holyoke Ave, Lakeville, MN. (Published in the Star Tribune on November 26, 2015)

Reid, Mariana (nee Smith)
December 31, 1938 - November 18, 2015
Age 76 of Sauk Rapids.

Walters, John Edward
October 15, 1941 - November 18, 2015
Age 74 of McGrath, MN.

Thomas Jr., Eddie Lee
February 25, 1955 - November 17, 2015
Age 60 of Minneapolis.

Meuleners, Richard "Dick" Hubert
July 30, 1932 - November 17, 2015
Age 83 of New Brighton. Passed away peacefully on November 17, 2015. Dick served his country in the U.S. Army and retired from SuperValu as a Produce Manager. Survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Patricia; sons, Timothy (Marge), Mark (Cheryl); daughters, LuAnn (Scott) Wellan; Lynn (Michael) Ostwald; 8 grandchildren; 1 precious great-grandson; and many other relatives and friends. Memorial service at St. Williams Church, 6120 5th St. NE, Fridley, MN on Wednesday, November 25, at 11AM with visitation one hour prior.

Irish, Carol Ann
May 25, 1940 - November 16, 2015
Age 75 of Shoreveiw Died November 16, 2015, at the Gathering in Oak Park Heights of brain cancer. Carol earned a PhD from the University of Minnesota. She taught English at St. Paul Academy and Summit School in St. Paul, MN; Phillips Academy in Andover, MA and the University of Minnesota. In mid-life she entered the business world and was employed by NCR Comten and Residential Finance Corporation among others. Carol had a lively mind and an insatiable curiosity. She loved books, nature and people. She was an inspiring, devoted teacher and a diligent, creative and forceful business person. She is survived by her husband, Dan Welch of Shoreview; daughter Gail Irish and granddaughter Alexis Irish of New Brighton; step-daughter Anna Lawrence, son-in-law David Lawrence and granddaughter Sophia Lawrence of Columbia, MO; sister Lynne Meyer of Kirkwood, MO and brother-in-law Jon Welch of Dunlap, IL. She also leaves two nieces, two nephews, a grand nephew and three grand nieces. There will be a service next summer, June 18, at St. John's Church in LaPointe, WI. Memorials preferred to donor's choice. (Published in Pioneer Press on Nov. 29, 2015)

Rammelsberg, Albert Edwin
May 8, 1948 - November 16, 2015
Age 67 of Pleasant Hill, IA.

Buck, Alice Lorraine (nee Meehan)
November 15, 1941 - November 15, 2015
Age 74 of Minneapolis.

Eggers, Shirley Vearle (nee Meyers)
September 3, 1934 - November 14, 2015
Age 81 of St. Paul. Passed away on November 14, 2015. Preceded in death by son, Lynn.  Survived by sons, Paul and Mark Manly; and many other relatives and friends. Shirley sold Avon for 44 years and worked at Northwest Architectural Salvage for 25 years. Memorial service at Saint Mark Lutheran Church 550 West 7th St., St. Paul, on Monday, November 23, at 1PM. 

Franco, Clemencia (nee Garcia)
March 5, 1930 - November 14, 2015
Age 85 of St. Paul.

Rimer, Richard "Dick" McKinley
October 8, 1922 - November 14, 2015
Age 93, passed away early Saturday, November 14, 2015 surrounded by his family. He was the son of Dr. Sidney Rimer and Zura McKinley Rimer, brother of Dr. Robert Rimer, and husband of Elizabeth "Betty" Rimer, all deceased. Richard was a recent addition to the Twin Cities, and moved in 2011 to The Wellington in St. Paul to be near his daughter Margaret Wimberley and her family. During his lifetime Mr. Rimer was an inventor and a manufacturer, and held several patents associated with investment casting and metallurgy. He began a small foundry in Waterville, Ohio, in 1956, which grew to employ nearly 300 people before his retirement at the sale of the company. Shortly after his retirement, however, Richard began another, smaller foundry in Waterville, where he worked on and off. His abilities led him to work with numerous artists in Ohio, among them Joe Ann Cousino and Dominick Labino, helping them with the pouring of castings for sculpture as well as finding ways to produce colors in glass blowing. His innovative mind also led him to develop a method to cap off the broken tusks of elephants, and because of this was escorted to Africa at age 72 by representatives of the Toledo Zoo. In his earlier years, his knowledge of metals led him and his company to work with Texas Instruments in the processing of fine enough metals to be used in what was then a new invention, the calculator. Richard was a Veteran of the US Navy; a Mason; a member of the Rotary Club, the First Congregational Church in Toledo, OH, the Ohio State Alumni Association, The Inverness Club of Toledo; and the recipient of the 1992 National Entrepreneur of the Year Award, which he received in Washington, D.C. Along with Betty, his wife of 54 years, Richard was a world traveler and one of the first visitors to China once tourism was allowed; and was especially pleased with having caught fish in the Arctic Ocean. Richard and Betty were active in charity work during their marriage in Toledo, Ohio, and were often seen side by side at numerous functions. Richard is survived by his daughter, Margaret Rimer Wimberley, his son-in-law, Michael Wimberley, their daughters, Sophia and Rose, as well as his nephews William (Sue) Rimer, Richard (Penny) Rimer, and Scott Rimer, of Fairbanks, Alaska and Papamoa, New Zealand, and great-nephews Tullen Burns, of Clemson, South Carolina and Lachlan Rimer, of New Zealand. Mr. Rimer's family requests that any memorial contributions made in his honor be sent to the Ohio State University Foundation. The memorial service will be for family only. (Published in Pioneer Press on Nov. 19, 2015)

Magnus, Byron Childs
September 12, 1948 - November 13, 2015
Age 67 of Stillwater. Passed away surrounded by family on November 13, 2015.  Byron was a proud Navy Veteran, family man, avid sportsman and our favorite fix-it-man.  Survived by wife, Kathy; daughters, Abby (fiance, Tryg and son, Sutton), Leah (John); grandchildren, Zoe and Nora; brothers, Don and Kyle; and many other relatives and friends.  Private memorial for family and close friends at Somerset, WI, American Legion on Sunday, November, 22, from 1PM-5PM. Service at 2:00 with Honor Guard.

Davis, Robert Franklin
November 18, 1942 - November 13, 2015
Age 72 of Hopkins, died peacefully after a long illness on November 13, 2015. Preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Marilyn. Survived by sisters, Joanne and Cathy; brother, Peter; and many other relatives and friends. Graveside service at Fort Snelling National Cemetery on Friday, November, 20 at 10:30 AM, Assembly Area #4. (Published in the Star Tribune on November 17, 2015)

Higgins, Alan Gene
January 17, 1954 - November 12, 2015
Age 61 of Rosemount.

Garcia Jr., Joseph Paul
October 3, 1951 - November 12, 2015
Age 64 of Minneapolis, passed away peacefully on Nov. 12, 2015. Joseph was born in Minneapolis on Oct. 3, 1951. A musician to the core, Joseph was an accomplished percussionist who played with a number of Twin Cities bands over the years, including the soul/funk/ R&B group the Lights Out Committee. Joseph is preceded in death by his father, Joseph Garcia, Sr.; mother, Andrea Garcia; and brother, Tino Garcia. Joseph will be missed by his loving wife, Gena Vasquez-Garcia; son, Joseph (Suenita) Garcia III; granddaughters Nayana and Nilaya; six siblings; mother-in-law, Jackie (Rich) Osuna; and countless other loving relatives and friends. An hour-long visitation will be held to celebrate the life of Joseph at 10 am on Thursday, Nov. 19, followed by mass at 11 am, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church at 401 Concord Street, St. Paul, Minn. (Published in the Star Tribune on November 14, 2015)

Grindle, Wilma "Jeanne" Jean (nee Seitzinger)
January 31, 1926 - November 12, 2015
Age 89 of Eagan. Jeanne finally went to heaven to be with her beloved Ken. Preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Grindle. Survived by daughter, Lana (Roger) Cheatham, and son Gary M. Grindle. Deeply loved by her grandchildren, Amber (Micah) Ahlgren and Jereb (Anne) Cheatham; and great grandchildren, Caleb, Zachary, Jack, Aylah and Charley. Private interment at Roselawn Cemetery Nov. 17, 2015. (Published in Pioneer Press on Nov. 15, 2015)

Johnson, Maralee Jo (nee Kendall)
April 4, 1957 - November 12, 2015
Age 58 of Coon Rapids. Maralee passed away peacefully at her home with Greg at her side after a lengthy struggle with cancer on November 12, 2015. Preceded in death by her mother Diana Martin (Mellon), step-father Russell Martin, and father Fred Kendall of Kentucky. Survived by her best friend and soulmate Greg Schueler of Winona; children Shane Murray, Jacob (Mary) Murray, Cristina (Jeff) Shields; granddaughter Shelby Murray, great grandson Bently; sisters, Brenda (John) Filbrandt, and Julianna Mason; lifelong family friends Kathy Kendall and Sondra J Rosen; special furbabies, Emily, Bentley, and Layah. Memorial and Celebration of Life, Sunday, November 22 from 1-4 PM, with memorial at 1:30, at American Legion, 11640 Crooked Lake Blvd. NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55433. (Published in the Star Tribune on November 16, 2015)

Pohndorf, Joyce Hutchins (nee Phillips)
August 12, 1931 - November 12, 2015
Age 84 of Stillwater.

Oswald, David Clifford
November 8, 1945 - November 11, 2015
Age 70 of Montrose, MN. Preceded in death by parents, Clifford and Gladys; wife, Donna. Survived by sons, Mike (Becky) of Plymouth and Brian (Christina) of Montrose; grandchildren: Brandon, Katelyn, Cody. Informal Celebration of Life on 11/21/15, 1-4 pm, at 14525 38th Ave N, Plymouth 55446. Memorials preferred. (Published in the Star Tribune on November 18, 2015)

King, Michael Scott Wallace
June 15, 1967 - November 11, 2015
Age 48 of North St. Paul. Died of cancer November 11th, 2015. He is survived by a loving family. A graveside gathering of family and friends will be held November 14th (TODAY) at 3:00 PM at Oakdale Cemetery St. Paul. Memorials may be sent to Children's Society of St. Paul. (Published in Pioneer Press on Nov. 14, 2015)

Surbeck, John Proctor
November 25, 1958 - November 10, 2015
Age 56 of Minneapolis.

Ferry, Marian Selma (nee Mesloh)
November 2, 1930 - November 10, 2015
Age 85 of Shakopee.

Hawkinson, Bruce Elwood
October 11, 1935 - November 10, 2015
Age 80, died on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, from complications of Lewy Body Dementia. He was born on October 11, 1935, in Menomonie to Oscar and Myra (Brunner) Hawkinson. He attended schools in North Menomonie, graduating from Menomonie High School in 1955. He entered the Air Force and was honorably discharged in 1959. He worked for Sanna Dairies for several years. In 1960 he joined a small group of enthusiasts who formed the Skyport Flying Club. Bruce obtained his single engine pilot’s license. He met Marcie Hobbick through the flying club and in 1963 they married and moved to Eau Claire where he worked for Uniroyal. Bruce adopted Marcie’s daughter Mary Enid in 1965. Bruce and Marcie loved to hunt and fish, and in 1965 they bought a cabin near Springbrook. They divorced in 1974, and Bruce bought a nearby cabin. The Northwoods was his true home, and he lived there on his own, with the help of friends and neighbors until July 2015 when his deteriorating health forced him to move to Bethel Care Center in St Paul, Minnesota. Survivors include his daughter, Mary Enid Fares; grandsons Ryan and David Fares of Plano, Texas; nephews Ralph and Lee Whiteaker of New Mexico; nieces Carol Molloy of Pennsylvania and Bobbi Weber and Becky Smith of Minnesota; and several friends in the Springbrook area. His parents and two sisters, Marian Whiteaker and Muriel Tylee, preceded him in death. A military honors service will be held at 11 a.m. on July 5, 2016, at Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spooner.

DeFlorin, Debora Lynn (nee Cunnien)
May 10, 1962 - November 9, 2015
Age 53 of Forest Lake. Loving Wife and Soulmate, Mother, Grandmother, Daughter, Sister Passed away surrounded by loving family on Nov. 8, 2015. Preceded in death by father, Thomas Cunnien; father-in-law, Gustave DeFlorin. Survived by husband and soulmate, Tim; son, Pat; granddaughter, Kayla Geschwind; mother, Marie Cunnien; sisters, Kimberly Cunnien, Shelly Mahler, Cindy (Steve) Sperr; mother-in-law, Renee DeFlorin; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends. Visitation 4-8 PM Mon. Nov. 16th at Roberts Family Life Celebration Home, 555 SW Centennial Dr., Forest Lake. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 AM Tues. Nov. 17th at Church of St. Peter, 1250 S. Shore Dr., Forest Lake, with a visitation from 9-10 AM AT THE FUNERAL HOME. 651-464-4422 RobertsFamilyFH.com (Published in Pioneer Press on Nov. 12, 2015)

Pearson, Brandon (Heinkel)
February 11, 1984 - November 8, 2015
Age 31 of Minneapolis, passed away 11/8/2015. Preceded in death by brother, Blake; grandma, Nancy and cousin, Drew. Survived by the apple of his eye, daughter Zoey; mother, Kerry; father, Bob (Lori); sisters, BreAnne and Samantha and brother, Matt; many aunts, uncles, cousins & friends. Funeral service Friday, 11/13, at 11:00 AM, with visitation one hour prior at Emmanuel Christian Center, 7777 University Ave NE, Spring Lake Park, MN.

Cole Jr., Albert David
August 13, 1951 - November 8, 2015
Age 64 of Minneapolis, formerly of Grass Valley, CA, passed away peacefully surrounded by family November 8, 2015. Albert "Dave" enjoyed tatooing, fishing, music and spending time with his family. Survived by significant other, Theresa Nelson; children, Dejavu Cole of Arizona, Dylan (Felicia Johnson) Nelson, Cheriee (Steven Pigue) Nelson, Misti Nelson; grandchildren, Mia and Dylan, Jr. Nelson; and many other relatives and friends. Memorial service Saturday, November 21 at 2:15 PM at Ascension Church, 1723 Bryant Ave N, Mpls. Luncheon following at 2320 Fremont Ave N. (Published in the Star Tribune on November 18, 2015)

Perry, Donald
September 6, 1942 - November 8, 2015
Age 73 of Blaine.

Ellis, James Francis
May 14, 1937 - November 8, 2015
Age 78 of Fridley, peacefully passed away November 8, 2015 after several years of poor health. Preceded in death by wife, Paula. He is survived by children, Mark (Jodi) Ellis, Scott (Jacki) Ellis, Christina (Tim) Marcantonio, Dawn (Pete) Walker and Michelle (Shawn) McLaughlin; 13 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be at 10 am followed by Mass at 11 am on Friday, November 13, 2015 at Church of St. William, 6120 5th St NE, Fridley, MN. A celebration of life gathering will be held starting at 12 pm at the Ellis residence on Saturday, November 14, 2015. In lieu of flowers, donations to Roseville Heartland Hospice appreciated. (Published in the Star Tribune on November 11, 2015)

Aamot, Virginia Idabell (nee Millering)
December 18, 1927 - November 7, 2015
Age 87 of Cottage Grove.

Vink, Gregory James
September 27, 1948 - November 7, 2015
Age 67 of Chaska, passed away on Nov. 7. Preceded in death by former wife Marie, and parents, Jim and Yvonne. Survived by sisters, Susan Miles, Elizabeth, Mary Jo (Stanley) Little; 5 nieces and nephews, and many friends. Greg served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War.  Private interment at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery.

Hanson, Casey William
May 7, 1983 - November 7, 2015
Age 32 of Cambridge.

Syverson, Jay Bennett
February 15, 1943 - November 6, 2015
Age 72 of Minneapolis. Devout Christian, avid golfer, favorite uncle, amazing brother, enthusiastic Republican and the funniest man in the room, died surrounded by family on November 6 at age 72. A graduate of Robbinsdale High School and the University of Minnesota, he recently moved back to Minneapolis. Dubbed The Nordic Prince on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade, he traded options and commodities for 40 years. Jay's love of golf began with caddying at Golden Valley Country Club; he was assistant pro at the New Richmond (WI) Golf Club after college and proud of having played in the 1959 State High School Hockey Tournament. He is survived by sister, Karen Bowen of Minneapolis; nieces, Laura Daly (Mark); Jane Loechler; Susan Thompson (Mark); Beth Loechler; cousins Anne Woolsey, Susan Olsen (Ken) and "nephew," Todd Medland. Arrangements for a Chicago memorial service are pending. (Published in the Star Tribune on November 8, 2015)

Ulvog, Mavis Mathilda (nee Wraspir)
March 25, 1921 - November 5, 2015
Age 94 of Richfield.

Plankey, Karen Kay (nee Steslicki)
April 23, 1951 - November 5, 2015
Age 64 of Elk River.

Farrell, Kathy Rose (nee Lindroth)
August 13, 1949 - November 5, 2015
Age 66 of White Bear Lake. Kathleen Marie Farrell was born in New Jersey on October 26, 1927 to James and Kathryn Farrell of Hoboken, New Jersey. She had one half-brother, Jack,  who preceded her in death in 2015. She passed away on February 27th, 2015, in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Kathleen lived with her family in New Jersey until she was 8 years old and had fond memories of a summer house in the country, silent movies whereby her mom would pack cheese sandwiches, Italian olives and sodas in newspapers. She recalled her mother standing up one time in a theatre to pledge allegiance to the flag and sing the Star Spangled Banner as loudly as she could. The rest of the audience eventually stood up too. She also told stories of her imaginary friend Fallen Arches, a term she heard her mom use on a daily basis to describe the repercussions of long hard hours of factory work on her feet. She never knew what the words meant. Her dad was a trucker and one of the first to fight for labor unions and enough wages to support his family with his fists. They were Scotch Irish stock, hardworking, and determined to make a life. From age 8 to18 years herself and her brother were placed in a convent in upstate New York by their parents. Polio and other diseases were rampant in her families neighborhood. Quarantine notices were on every other door. Her playground was a small landing on the fire escape. She talked about this often in later life. Many parents of the era believed the orphanages were a safer place for their children then the neighborhoods. She missed her family a lot and rarely received visits from her mother. Holidays were with the nuns. She was very spiritual, and thought of becoming a nun herself one day. While a young girl of twelve in the convent though the nuns recognized her gift. And they gave her the assignment of teaching younger children reading and writing. She loved the kids and enjoyed books. She was a teacher at the orphanage from age12 to 18. And she excelled at it. At 18 she got on a bus to join the U. S. Army. Kathleen met and eventually married James Edward Henning from St. Cloud, Minnesota who was also in the army in Washington D. C. and working in the same unit of intelligence decoding messages. They both loved the army, and Kathleen had recently been selected for Officers Candidate School before meeting him. She chose to move to Minnesota and marry though, and went on for her degree in education, often later regretting not continuing on to Officers Training School because she loved the army life so much. She earned her Elementary Ed degree at St. Cloud State, taught in the heart of the inner city of Minneapolis St. Paul. She loved those kids and talked about her experiences with them often. At 38 the family moved to St. Cloud so she could pursue a college teaching career in Children's Literature and Reading Education and her husband could work with District 742 as Special Education Administrator. Kathleen taught at St. Cloud State until her retirement, and received many high achievement letters and awards throughout her academic and teaching career. She was mentor and friend to hundreds of students and faculty members and staff. She loved having lunch on campus, with the janitor Betty and Carla the secretary in the ed building at the time. She still received cards and notes of gratitude for her guidance long after her career was over. Kathleen had one daughter, Beth Henning of St. Cloud, Minnesota. Her marriage dissolved unexpectedly to her after 28 years. And since she loved her life, family and friends, that was all hard. In her opinion she had a great life. There was travel, partnership, living on a beautiful lake, and many large family affairs, and friendships. Kathleen loved family, being hostess to her daughter's childhood slumber parties and treasure hunts with groups of friends, as well as the kids fondue parties, whether with cousins, in-laws for holidays or just for fun. Holiday gatherings were always at Kathleen's, and she made them spectacular. All the kids adored her whether they were nieces, nephews or friends from school. She deeply loved, her then sister-in-law, Betty. Their kids went back and forth from each other's houses, playing long hours of Barbie dolls and watching Alfred Hitchcock movies in living room forts. The art museum adventures were amazing. And don't forget the vacation road-trips Kathleen would plan that always included a friend or cousin, with many lively unexpected adventures through Canada, Mackinac Island, Disneyland and Mexico, just to name a few. Kathleen had two grandchildren, Zach and Ayriel Steffes, who she adored in so many ways, and was always inspired to guide them to literature and education. She read books, took them to libraries, encouraged their creative thinking and curiosities, There was Disneyland, violin lessons, halloween costume making -- the shark one was pretty impressive-- birthday cakes, swim parties at the Holiday Inn, new bicycles -- she never learned to ride one-- and many holidays together. There were the school concerts, and the fourth of Julys at her apartment on the Mississippi River. She played basketball and attempted a few other physical moves,with her grandchildren that I won't go on to mention. But we all recall them now and can smile. Zach and Ayriel were the biggest part of her life in retirement. She worried, loved, and wanted the best of what life could offer for them. We have great memories of the beach umbrellas she would hammer into the San Diego sands, only to turn our heads to see them rolling down the shoreline, barely avoiding the people in its path. Kathleen moved to San Diego California soon after she retired at 59.5 and took smart measures to place herself within walking distance of anything she might need, including an ocean boardwalk, where she walked every morning until she could do it no more. She joined the WACs groups and volunteered. She took classes at UCLA, made her best friends at the oceanfront McDonald's where she arrived every morning for 20 years at 4:00 a.m. Senior coffee was even cheaper then. Her studio apartment rents were outrageous, but that was ok. It was only a place to bunk. She loved black and white movies, politics, Murder She Wrote, a good detective story, and small containers of marshmallows, cheesy goldfish, pretzels, chocolates, oreo cookies and Roma pizza ... which she burned every single time she made it. Kathleen enjoyed a great martini oceanside, or anywhere for that matter, spaghetti, lemon meringue pie, and the breadsticks from Ciatti's... which was actually the last meal she enjoyed before she packed herself for the journey of whatever comes after life on Earth is over. She talked about that a lot the last few years, and I'm quite sure that is the way she would like it expressed now. The last six months of her life an angel named Pat Kleindl stepped up to tend her in her home like she would her own mom. Pat had long time nursing aid skills. No nursing homes, medications, excess doctor visits, or isolation was allowed to haunt her last days, the way her early childhood separated her from her parents and brother. It couldn't be allowed, no matter how time consuming the daily cares became, or how heavy her limbs were when they moved very little without help. She would be with family or with them close at hand for daily visits. That was the right thing. Kathleen didn't believe in doctors, a glass of Merlot or a Hot Toddy was her own parents way of curing most ailments. They were curing in their kitchen a lot as I recall. She recommended the cure to every VA nurse she met, or should I say... to everyone anywhere. She didn't believe in being burdensome, she thought everyone should do their own thing and follow their own drummer... and for that she has been an inspiring mentor for generations to come. She also believed in going for walks, eating healthy food and getting plenty of rest. Her health lasted for a very long time because of it. She was ready to pass several months before she did but then, she heard the news of a great grandchild on the way. And although Kathleen never got to meet her in person, when she saw the birth pictures sent on that child's birth day from the hospital, it was obvious she seemed a bit freed up. She breathed better. Charlotte was healthy, beautiful and born into a family that would love and protect her... she knew she would not be around to watch that happen for long, but she was there for her arrival and to make sure it had all gone well. The baby was safe. Her eyes twinkled, her smile reached across the universe and back when she looked at that little girl that day. So awesome to witness and now recall. That was the same way she looked when her own grandchildren were presented in her arms many years before. And her own daughter too, I'm sure. Everything would somehow be in the right order now. Two days later Kathleen died, after a great plate of spaghetti, a small Coors beer, watching Family Feud and probably fiddling with the clicker to find a Clark Gable movie... another later-in-life favorite. Remotes are too complicated for 87 year olds frankly. Or anyone over fifty for that matter. As she waited for her lemon pie and hot coffee, the ending of life as we know it circled round her and retrieved her through her last breath, an ending celebration of a genuinely good person's life well lived. It was time for Micky Farrell to say goodbye. It was quick, and painless for her, and shocking and unexpected to the rest of us, even though all the signs had started months before. Kathleen donated her body to the Anatomy Bequest Program at the University of Minnesota so the students of medicine could continue their research and become skillful physicians and researchers.Their representatives arrived the same night, and handled the affair and passing with eloquence. Thank you. The ceremony for this year's donor families is November 10th at Northrup Auditorium. A small group of family and friends will have dinner beforehand and attend. First responder Kathy Weber thank you. We are glad that it was you with her at that moment. To the detectives and law enforcement on the scene, it was a long, emotional night. There were fire trucks, five cop cars and at least one ambulance. Thank you for tastefully doing what you needed to and then escorting yourselves out. To the detective and sergeant who stayed with us -- and the K9 waiting patiently like a good boy in the car for four hours, we are grateful. The stories we shared were real. That was important to begin the healing process for those of us on sight. Kathleen's immediate family was small. Her brother and parents preceded her in death. Her father was an orphan; there are no family records. Her grandparents lived in Ireland. Their last names were Hyland and Rierdon. That's all I ever knew. She leaves behind one daughter, two grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter, and their families, and one son-in-law. The order is as follows: Beth Henning-Steffes, St. Cloud, Minnesota; Zach Steffes, Jennifer Hacker-Steffes, Charlotte Jo, Haydenville, California; Ayriel Steffes and Steven Henningsgard St. Cloud, Minnesota, and Jim Steffes, St. Cloud Minnesota. Tuesday November 10th at 7:00 p.m., if you knew Kathleen, please raise your glass in celebration, or close your eyes peacefully .... to acknowledge one of the kindest most genuine persons you could have ever known or met. She was always herself. It was an honor to have in our lives however we did whether teacher, auntie, friend, grandma, mother, mother-in-law, or great grandma. She was something special. Bye bye mom. See you at the cabin. (Published in the St. Cloud Times on Nov. 10, 2015)

Ferraro, Ruth Maxine (nee Biery)
December 26, 1924 - November 4, 2015
Age 90 of Maplewood, passed away peacefully on Nov. 4, 2015 Ruth attended Estherville, IA High School, graduating in 1944. She attended Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, IL, graduating in 1947. Ruth went on to train at Mounds Midway School of Nursing in St. Paul, MN receiving her nursing degree in 1951. She worked the night shift at Mounds Park Hospital in Saint Paul, MN her entire career. Preceded in death by husband, Michael; parents, Arthur & Clara Biery; brothers, Robert Biery (Jenny), Murl Biery, Sr. (Gerry); brothers-in-law, John Carney and Harley Wheeler; niece, Marilyn Wilken. Survived by sisters, Barbara Carney of Las Vegas, NV, and Helen Wheeler of Henning, MN; 11 nieces & nephews; numerous great & great-great nieces & nephews; step daughter Shirley Keis of Forest Lake, MN; 5 grandchildren; and numerous great & great-great grandchildren. Ruth will be dearly missed by all her family and friends. Funeral Service Friday Nov. 13 at 11am at Redeemer Baptist Church, 2479 Geneva Ave. N, Oakdale, MN. Visitation 1 hour prior at 10am. Interment following at Union Cemetery. (Published in Pioneer Press on Nov. 10, 2015)

Steeber, Roger Wayne
February 11, 1943 - November 2, 2015
Age 72 of Coon Rapids died suddenly at home on Nov. 2, 2015 He was born in Minneapolis to LeRoy and LaVerne Steeber and graduated from Robbins-dale HS. He was a Navy veteran and retired from NSP in 1998 after 35 years. Roger was a tenderhearted man of few words. His passions were cars and the deep friendships of those sharing his interests. He was a long time member of the MN Street Rod Association and Suburban Corvettes. He is survived by wife, Brenda; brothers, Jerry (Patty), Doug (Sharon), and Greg (Mary); sister, Jill (Larry) Bebus; nieces and nephews. Burial will be at Ft. Snelling with a private service. A gathering of family and friends will be held at a later date. (Published in Pioneer Press on Nov. 8, 2015)

Ackerman, Barbara Lee (nee Paxton)
February 15, 1936 - November 2, 2015
Age 79 of Princeton, died peacefully Nov. 2, 2015. Survived by Tom Manick (Anne), Deborah Heimerl (Rick), Steve Manick (Linda), Jeff (Jacquie), Pam (Dave) Fischbach; 9 grandchildren, also great grandchildren. There will be a private Celebration of Life. (Published in the Star Tribune on Nov. 8, 2015)

Videen, Marc Allen
September 19, 1967 - November 1, 2015
Age 48 of St. Paul. Memorial service Tuesday, November 10, at 10:00 A.M., at Church of the Assumption, 51 - 7th St. W, St. Paul, MN 55102 (651-224-7536).

Sevre, Owen Kipp
Feburary 9, 1974 - November 1, 2015
Age 41 of Eagan. On November 1st, 2015 Owen "Kipp" Sevre, 41, lost his lifelong battle with depression. Finding no other relief from his pain he chose to leave this world and join his grandparents. Leaving behind all those hearts and lives he touched, including his daughter Sophie Marie Sevre, parents Don and Bonnie Sevre, brother Erik (Aly) Sevre, sister Kari (Brownell III) Mack, nephews Tate and Emery Mack, fiancée Jennifer Thompson (children Damon, Cole and Josie granddaughter Alexandria) as well as aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Memorial service will be held December 19th, 2015 - 11 AM at Nativity Lutheran Church, 3312 Silver Lake Road, St. Anthony, MN 55418. Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers.

O'Donnell, Connie Marcia (nee Hudson)
September 15, 1946 - October 31, 2015
Age 69, passed away peacefully in Minneapolis, MN, with her children by her side. Preceded in death by her husband, H. John O'Donnell (August 1, 2012), and brother, Gary Hudson. Survived by daughter, Kelly (Eric) Hugunin; son, Hugh (Brenna Behrens) O'Donnell III; granddaughters, Lucy and Clara Hugunin; sister, Annette Anzalone. MEMORIAL MASS and Reception: Monday 10am at Mary Our Queen Catholic Church. Private interment. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

Smith, Omar Emiline (nee Faucett)
July 8, 1930 - October 31, 2015
Age 85 of Inver Grove Heights.

Selchow, Mary Jo (nee Schmidt)
May 9, 1957 - October 31, 2015
Age 58 of St. Paul.

Kellermann, John Edward
July 13, 1930 - October 30, 2015
Age 85 of St. Paul.

Newcomb, Patricia Ann (nee Gerber)
April 6, 1945 - October 30, 2015
Age 70 of Excelsior, MN, passed away October 30, 2015, after a long battle with cancer. Preceded in death by parents Gus and Martha Gerber, brother Dan Gerber, and grandson Jacob Otto. Survived by husband Lee Newcomb; children Scott (Gina) Newcomb and Jennifer (Greg) Otto; grandchildren Dominic, Thomas, Ian, Seth, Steven, and Joey; great-granddaughter Addison; and siblings Kenneth and Sharon. She was loved & will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Interment at Dawn Valley Cemetery, Blmgtn, MN. (Published in the Star Tribune on Nov. 15, 2015)

Presley-Pritchett, Fay Elizabeth (nee Wolf)
January 12, 1951 - October 30, 2015
Age 64 of Minneapolis, originally of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Services to be held in Canada at a later date.

Blakely, Staccato
January 31, 1960 - October 29, 2015
Age 56 of Minneapolis.

Miller, Sharon Kay
May 26, 1947 - October 29, 2015
Age 68 of Minneapolis.

Brown, Heather Lynn
March 8, 1970 - October 28, 2015
Age 45 of St. Cloud.

Hadrits, Kent Joseph
July 19, 1925 - October 28, 2015
Age 90 of Woodbury. Beloved husband, father, and grandfather passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, and entered his heavenly home October 28, 2015. Survived by loving wife of 61 years, Carol, and devoted children Robyn Stoller (Alfred), Angela, and Reegan (Erin); adoring grandchildren Chelsea, Paige, Dominic, Noelle, Connor, and baby Alaya; sister Onalee Panek (William), brother Joel (Myrna), nieces and nephews, and many friends. Preceded in death by sister Mona and brother Ronald. Kent's compassionate and caring nature were matched by his kindness and quick humor. A long-time 3M employee, Kent's life as a man of faith was dedicated to serving his family, friends, community, and church. A Celebration of Kent's life will be held Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at Woodbury Lutheran Church, Woodbury, MN (651-739-5144). Visitation at 9:30 AM, Service at 11:00 AM. Luncheon to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Woodbury Lutheran Church Preschool or the St. Paul Police Foundation. (Published in Pioneer Press on Nov. 1, 2015)

Shedko, Tatiana
July 4, 1951 - October 28, 2015
Age 64 of Oakdale. Memorial service Wednesday, November 4 at 11:00 A.M. at Shepherd of the Valley Church, 14107 Hudson Rd. S, Afton, MN 55001 (651-436-8248). Inurnment at Union Cemetery in White Bear Lake.

Rumley, Delores Mae (nee Knowles)
August 17, 1943 - October 28, 2015
Age 72 of Crystal. Preceded in death by spouse, Bronson Rumley; Mother and Father: Emmertt and Mildred Knowles, Brothers: Melvin Knowles Sisters: Carol Fix (Knowles), Betty Wojcik (Knowles), Faith Ann Knowles, Donna Knowles Survived by son Michael Knowles (Sonny) Grandchildren (Samuel, Olivia, and Grace) Brothers: Darrell Knowles (Roxie), Dennis Knowles (Ethel), Wesley Knowles (Melanie), Russell Knowles (Vickie), Rodney Knowles (Tamara); Sisters: Shirley Brown (Knowles), Audrey Shepherd (Knowles), Dale & Marlene Winebrenner (Knowles), Art & Roxanne Scholz (Knowles), Jim Welch & Cindy Knowles, Steve & Tammy Schroeder (Knowles) Numerous other family and friends. Visitation Friday, 11/6/15 at 5 p.m. Faith-Lilac Lutheran Church, 5530 42nd Ave N, Robbinsdale, MN 55422 Service following at 6 p.m. Interment Fort Snelling Cemetery at a later date. (Published in the Star Tribune on Nov. 1, 2015)

Malak, Ronald James
September 17, 1951 - October 27, 2015
Age 64 of St. Paulx.

Markquart, Leanne Jean (nee Sangrene)
July 1, 1952 - October 26, 2015
Age 63 of Maple Grove.

Schwab, Sherri Lynn (nee O'Brien)
March 7, 1970 - October 26, 2015
Age 45 of Inver Grove Heights. Memorial service will be held in Kentucky at a later date.

Jary, Steven James
June 23, 1951 - October 25, 2015
Age 64 of St. Paul Born June 23rd, 1951. Died suddenly on Oct. 25th, 2015. Preceded in death by parents Joseph & Janet Jary and sister Beverly Steiner. Survived by brothers, Richard & Kenneth; sisters, Marlene & Bonnie; sons, Joseph Parnell & Jeremiah (Laura) Jary; many nieces and nephews. Private service to be held at Fort Snelling. (Published in Pioneer Press on Nov. 1, 2015)

Thiele, Susan Leila (nee Francisco)
August 14, 1941 - October 24, 2015
Age 74 of Hopkins.

Beckman, Insiah Vawda
February 1, 1942 - October 24, 2015
Age 73 of Ramsey, passed Away on October 24.  Survived by husband, Gary; 1 step-child; 3 step-grandchildren; 4 special nephews and nieces; many sisters, brothers, relatives and friends.  Insiah was a mentor to many people in the Holistic community with the core being LOVE.  Celebration of Life on Saturday, November 7, at 9AM in the Garden Room at the Earle Brown Heritage Center, 6155 Earle Brown Dr., Minneapols, MN.  

Campbell, Jeffrey Alan
June 13, 1966 - October 24, 2015
Age 49 of Eagan. Passed away after a 2-year battle with cancer on October 24. He will live forever in our hearts.  Jeffrey is preceded in death by his mother, Carol. He is survived by father, Tom Campbell; sister, Kerri Bjorkley-Campbell; daughter, Marie Campbell shared with Ellen Burgess; significant other, Laura Smoley; and many other relatives and friends. Memorial Service on Monday, November 2 at Roseville Lutheran Church, 1215 W. Roselawn Ave., at 11AM with a visitation one hour prior. Celebration of life to be held at Southside Athletic, 1121 Riverwood Dr., Burnsville on November, 14 at 4PM.  In lieu of flowers memorials to his family preferred.

Hill, Michelle Marie (nee LeClaire)
January 26, 1960 - October 24, 2015
Age 55 of Cottage Grove.

Seeling, Dorothy May (nee Keys)
September 1, 1922 - October 23, 2015
Age 93 of Saint Paul and Dawson, Minnesota, passed away in Saint Paul after a short illness. Dorothy was born to Wesley and Kathleen Keys in 1922 in Saint Paul. Dot graduated from Wilson High School in Saint Paul and from Macalester College. She married Kenneth Seeling of Homer, Minnesota, in July 1946. Just days after their wedding, Dot and Ken accepted teaching jobs in Dawson, Minnesota, where they lived for 65 years, raising four children, Lynn, Randy, Roger and Laurel. Dot was a city girl who maintained a love of the outdoors her entire life. As a young woman, she enjoyed attending Camp Fire Girl camps across the country both as a young camper and a counselor. On their honeymoon, Dot and Ken canoed in the Boundary Waters, and for years, Dot cooked for a family of six on camp stoves during the family's many summer trips. A highlight of each year was the family's annual vacation at Many Point Lake in northern Minnesota, a sixty year tradition, still going strong. Dot and Ken taught in the Dawson-Boyd Schools between 1946 and 1985. During her 30-year teaching career, Dot taught high school English and physical education, and coached many students in speech and declamation. "Mrs. Seeling" earned a reputation with students as an effective instructor who was caring and kind. In addition to teaching and caring for her family, Dot was an active member of her church and community. Dot was articulate and funny, a fine writer, an artist, and accomplished in many ways. But, most of all, Dot was extraordinarily warm, kind, and thoughtful. To use one of her expressions, Dot was a "honey." She will be remembered as a wonderful mother and grandmother, a caring teacher, and an amazing human being, and she will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Dot is survived by her children Lynn (Ralph Jones), Roger (Anne Gilbertson-Seeling) and Laurel (Phil Gravel); sisters Jean Godfrey and Carol McCarthy, grandchildren Zachary Jones (Crystal Squitieri) and Caitlyn Anderson-Jones (Steve Anderson); and great-grandchil-dren Sophia and Emily Jones. Dot was preceded in death by her parents, husband Ken, son Randy, and sister Nancy Keys Gray. Memorial services in the Twin Cities and Dawson will be planned in the next few weeks; dates to be announced. Memorial gifts preferred to the Randy Seeling Fund of the University of Minnesota Duluth geology department and the Dawson RSG (Ruzich, Seeling and Gustafson) Scholarship Fund administered by the Southwest Initiative Foundation. (Published in the Star Tribune on Nov. 1, 2015)

Anderson, Kent A.
November 18, 1949 - October 23, 2015
Age 65 of Anoka. He overcame many obstacles, made medical journals, shocked experts for 9 yrs. Kent lost his battle to Multiple Myeloma on Oct 23, 2015. Preceded in death by parents, Donald & Audrey; son, Jared. Survived by children, Amy (Dennis), Jennifer (Beau), Jason (Heather); wife, Lisa; twin brother Keith (Susan); sisters, Sharyn (Vernon), Dawn (Chris); grandchildren, Kayleigh & Adeline. A tribute to Kent's life will at held at Redstone American Grill, 8000 Eden Rd, Eden Prairie, Sat., Nov 7, 5-8 pm. In lieu of flowers. memorials can be made to St. Paul Children's Hospital or family who will donate to GLQC teen driver's education. Private interment. (Published in the Star Tribune on Nov. 1, 2015)

Tarras, Donna Mae
January 23, 1947 - October 23, 2015
Age 68, of Stillwater, passed away on Oct. 23. Preceded in death by parents, Harold & Marjorie (Peterson) Tarras. Survived by numerous long term meaningful friendships with her extended family of Girl Scouts (of 62 years) and the many who loved her through her gourmet cooking, creative art and infinite wisdom, plus her Oceanside, CA family of Aunt Kay McDaniel and cousins Rachel, Rankin and Larry. Celebration of Life service will be held on Sunday, Nov. 1 from 2 - 5 pm at Outing Lodge, 11661 Myeron Rd N, Stillwater (3 pm program). In lieu of flowers, checks can be sent to  River Market Community Co-Op, 221 Main, Stillwater 55082 (Attn: Donna Tarras Scholarship Fund).

Melgeorge, Marcia Ann (nee Meyers)
September 18, 1933 - October 23, 2015
Age 82 of Edina.

Malone, Barbara Jean
June 6, 1957 - October 23, 2015
Age 58 of Minneapolis.

Peterson, Lois Ann (nee Meyer)
October 13, 1930 - October 22, 2015
Age 85 of Roseville.

Greenwald, Ardis Priscilla (nee Bogen)
April 11, 1926 - October 22, 2015
Age 89 of Brooklyn Park.

Becker, Michael Joseph
May 22, 1984 - October 22, 2015
Age 31 of St. Paul Michael passed away on October, 22 as a result of a car accident. Preceded in death by, Grandparents, Ray and Jean Baker; Grandpa, Maurice Becker; and Uncle, Richard Baker. Survived by girlfriend, Nicole Moe; daughter, Emma Becker; sons, Raymond Sandburg and Matthew Becker; parents, Rodney and Colleen; sisters, Nicole (Matt) Hill and Ashley Becker (Andrew Purtell); grandma, Theresa Becker; and many other relatives and friends. Memorial service at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, 398 Superior St., St. Paul, on Wednesday, October, 28, at 11AM with visitation one hour prior. Michael will be dearly missed. (Published in Pioneer Press on Oct. 26, 2015)

Mayer, Angeline "Angie" Margaret (nee Schmidt)
April 16, 1943 - October 22, 2015
Age 72 of St. Paul. Angie passed away peacefully on October 22 in her home. Angie the Artist was a proud mother, colorful character and encouraging spirit. Preceded in death by parents and brother, Harold Schmidt. Survived by sons, Tom (Bridget) and Pat; grandchildren, Liam and Lucy; siblings, Jean (Tom) Wojcik, Darlene Christenson, and Jerry Schmidt; and many other relatives and friends in the AA community. Celebration of Life at Church of the Assumption, 51 - 7th St. W, St. Paul on Friday, October 30, at 10AM with visitation one hour prior. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to St. Paul Art Collective: www.stpaulartcollective.org (Published in Pioneer Press on Oct. 25, 2015)

Welter, Scott Douglas
July 25, 1955 - October 22, 2015
Age 60 of Eagan, passed away on Oct. 22. Preceded in death by parents, Richard J. and Teresa M.; brother-in-law, Rene Guertin and sister-in-law, Cynthia Thorson. Survived by wife, Cydney; children, Adam and Alyson; siblings, Gina (Paul) Rockman, Mark (Kim), Rick (Marlys), Rita (Steve) Valerius, Stacey Steinke (Barry Pocklington), Derek Thorson (Cheryl Gracey), Randy Thorson (Theresa Bachorz); and many other loved Relatives and Friends. Scott was born in Minneapolis July 25, 1955. Graduated from Vocational in 1973. Proud US Army Veteran and more proud BMX and Air Force Dad. Owner and Operator of C & S Aviation Services. He enjoyed traveling, riding his motorcycle, hunting and fishing, a good steak with beer or whiskey, laughed at any joke, and most of all playing, singing, and writing music. He lived by the motto "Pay it Forward." Memorial Service Friday Nov. 13, 11am at Historic Ft. Snelling Chapel at Hwy 55 & 5 MPLS. Visitation 1 hour prior at 10am. Interment to follow at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers preferred to Relentless/Hope Kids PO Box 240721 Apple Valley MN 55124 (Hopekids.org), Wounded Warrior Project PO Box 758517 Topeka KS 66675 (woundedwarriorproject.org) or donor's choice. (Published in Pioneer Press on Oct. 25, 2015)

Arndt, Michael Robert
October 15, 1979 - October 21, 2015
Age 36 of Little Falls.

Morris, James Clifford
February 16, 1936 - October 19, 2015
Age 79 of Rosemount. Preceded in death by mother, Hulda; father, Clifford; and sister, Darlene. Survived by 4 children, 11 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren. No service. (Published in the Star Tribune on October 22, 2015)

Kunitz, Daniel Thomas
April 10, 1964 - October 19, 2015
Age 51 of Minneapolis, died of cancer peacefully on Oct 19, 2015. Daniel is preceded in death by his parents Joan and Adrian Kunitz, his sister Deb and Aunt Pat. Daniel is survived by brother Michael Bulman and sister Karen Harper, brother in-law Rich, nieces and nephew, ex-wife Nancy Disinger, children Kimberly and Kristen Kunitz, as well as his girlfriend Mary McSherry all of Minneapolis. No funeral is scheduled.

Newman, Martha "Marty" Francis (nee May)
July 10, 1959 - October 19, 2015
Age 56 of Linwood Township. Funeral visitation Friday, October 23, from 6:00-8:00 P.M., at Roseville Baptist Church, 211 County Road B2 W, Roseville, MN 55113 (651-484-9604)

Casey, Thomas Mark
September 25, 1955 - October 19, 2015
Age 60, of Chaska. Passed away peacefully on October 19th surrounded by family and friends after a courageous battle with Multiple System Atrophy (MSA). Tom was a graduate of DeLaSalle H.S. and a member of the University of Minnesota Diving Team. He is preceded in death by his father (Robert "Bob" Casey) and mother (Rosemary). He is survived by his spouse, Diane Casey; children, Mitchel, Griffin, and Taylor; brothers, Joseph (Kerri) and Michael; sisters-in-law, Molly Frawley and Sherise Wright (Jeff), Dawn Marie Johnson (Phil); nieces, nephews and many friends and family. Tom had a great number of friends from his work and hobbies including skiing, biking, and motorcycling. He had a great sense of humor and lived life to the fullest. He was incredibly proud of his children and felt very blessed to have such wonderful friends and family. He will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. Visitation at the church at 11am. Funeral Mass 1pm Thursday, Oct. 22; St. Victoria Parish (8228 Victoria Dr, Victoria, MN). No flowers please. (Published in the Star Tribune on October 20, 2015)

Plankers, Vernon George "Slim"
June 4, 1920 - October 18, 2015
Age 95 of St. Paul, Passed away peacefully on October 18, 2015 at the age of 95. An Army Air Corps World War II veteran and a retired St. Paul Fire Fighter. Preceded in death by wife of 59 years, Mary (Thill); and son David (Lynn) Plankers. Survived by children, Thomas, Joanne, and Jean (Thomas) Kimlinger; grandchildren, Andrea Plankers, Angela (Dan) Brzowski, Robert (Elizabeth) Plankers, Anthony (Mandy) Kimlinger, William (Emily) Plankers, and Theresa (Kyle) Oberg; great-grandchildren, Will, Adrianna, Andre, Amery, Nathan, Grant, Parker, James, Claire, Samantha, Amelia, and Ezra. Loved the outdoors, fishing and hunting. Longtime member of the St. Paul Fly Tyers Club. A gathering for family and friends is being held at O'Gara's Bar and Grill, 164 Snelling Ave N., St Paul on Sunday, November 1 from 1-4PM. Reflection at 1:30PM. Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery on November 2 at 10:00AM. Special Thanks to Friendship Home (Roselawn) and Fairview Hospice. (Published in Pioneer Press on Oct. 25, 2015)

Greenslit, William Grant
August 1, 1939- October 17, 2015
Age 76 of St. Paul. Born 1 August, 1939 in Minneapolis, passed into eternal rest on 17 October, 2015. Bill was predeceased by his parents, John and Gracie Mae Greenslit of Morton, MN. He is survived by his wife, Karen Pavloff and her son Michael, children Dr. Mark Greenslit (Lisa), Heather (Scott) Rosenfeld and Dr. Sara (Sue) Greenslit, as well as his grandchildren Katie, Nathan, Faya and Lily Greenslit, Emily and Hannah Rosenfeld, Caroline and Katherine Pavloff, and his older brothers, John and Leon Greenslit and their families. The memorial service for Bill will be at 12:00 on Sunday, 1 November at Peace Lutheran Church in Lauderdale, corner of Walnut and Ione Streets. Luncheon after the service will be followed by family-only interment in Morton. A special thank you to Dr. Daniel Larkin and Dr. Puneet Cheema and all the hospice caregivers who attended Bill in his final illness. We deeply appreciate your skill and kindness. (Published in Pioneer Press from Oct. 25 to Oct. 26, 2015)

Olsen, Donna Lou (nee Brown)
July 13, 1925 - October 17, 2015
Age 90 of Richfield. Donna was a loving wife, mother, artist, teacher, and an avid gardener.  She was born in Little Falls, MN and graduated from the Minneapolis School of Art.  Donna so loved natural beauty that she wrote essays on the subject, describing a first winter snowfall or a sunlit Lake Superior morning.  She also painted many watercolors of local beauty, especially of Madeline Island where she spent many days at her precious "Birdsong Cottage".  Her last days were spent in comfort with her loving husband and children.  Donna is survived by husband, Paul; daughter Mia; son, Kirk (Susan); niece, Judy; nephews, Mike and Patrick.  A private memorial service will be held at a later date.   

Tomaszewski, William "Bill" John
November 28, 1947 - October 17, 2015
Age 67 of Crystal. Preceded in death by parents, Bernard & Caryl; sister Jean. Survived by brothers Chuck (Becky), Jim (Carmen), Steve (Laurie); 9 nieces & nephews. Private Family Celebration of Life Service Friday, Nov 6, at 1 PM, Interact Center, 1860 W Minnehaha Ave., St Paul. Bill met life head-on facing many challenges. An active member of the interact theatre and visual arts, also an avid Special Olympics participant. Bill will be remembered for his humor, strong-minded determination and love of camping. Special thanks to the Seek Home staff for many years of loving care for Bill. Memorials preferred to Interact. (Published in the Star Tribune on Nov. 1, 2015)

Perry, Jennifer Elaine (nee Deal)
October 21, 1949 - October 16, 2015
Age 65 of Shakopee.

Ward, James Clinton
July 8, 1957 - October 16, 2015
Age 58 of Deephaven, passed away unexpectedly Oct. 16, 2015 at the age of 58. Survived by wife, Susan; daughter, Melissa; granddaughter, Ariel; sisters, Zona (Joel) Prenzlow, Cathi (Mike) VanHorne, Teresa Mertz. Service 5 pm Nov 1, visitation 1 hour prior at Minnetonka United Methodist Church, 17611 Lake St. Extension. (Published in the Star Tribune on Oct. 25, 2015)

Kedl, Phyllis Arlene (nee Hendrickson)
March 30, 1938 - October 16, 2015
Age 77 of Little Canada, passed away October 16th, 2015 after a long battle with cancer. Memorial service 10 AM Thursday, October 22 at Calvary Church, 2608 Blaisdell, Minneapolis. (Published in Pioneer Press on Oct. 18, 2015)

Auger, Patrick Leonard
December 29, 1957 - October 15, 2015
Beloved Son, Husband, Father & Grandpa Age 57, of Sturgeon Lake, MN passed away suddenly doing what he loved, on October 15th, 2015. Survived by his Father William Auger, Wife of 38 years Lori (Parker), Patrick (Dianna), Paul (Tanya), Jessica (Auger) & Curtis Dietrich, Coco. Grandchildren: Jacob, Eli, Isaiah and Quientin, and many family and friends. Funeral Services will be held at 7th Day Adv. Church on October 22nd, 2015 at 11:00 AM. 1052 East Minnehaha Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55106. In lieu of the flowers, memorials are preferred. (Published in Pioneer Press on Oct. 21, 2015)

Knox, Terry Lee
April 8, 1951 - October 14, 2015
Age 64 of Mahtomedi.

Kirkland, Chester Aaron
November 20, 1957 - October 14, 2015
Age 57 of Minneapolis.

Blodgett, Michael Leroy
February 13, 1950 - October 14, 2015
Age 65 of Harris, MN.

Anderson, Mary Carmen (nee Limon)
January 11, 1947 - October 14, 2015
Age 68 of Lino Lakes.

Flewellen, Ruth (nee Merriweather)
June 6, 1930 - October 14, 2015
Age 85 of Crystal.

Scheunemann, Peter Lyle
December 18, 1957 - October 13, 2015
Age 57 of Minneapolis.

Chapman, Jeanette Elizabeth (nee Yager)
August 27, 1937 - October 12, 2015
Age 78 of St. Paul passed away peacefully at home on Oct.12, 2015 with her loving family by her side. Preceded in death by, father Harry Yager; mother, Dorothy Rollins: sister, Harriet, brothers, Chet, Durwood & Manuel great granddaughter Fran. She is survived by husband Carson; children, Annette Lopez; Brenda Delgado (Leo) Cevin & Douglas (Carmen) , grand kids, Lanaya, Zach, Phillip, Jesse, Rosanna, Casandra, Elainna, Douglas Jr, & Shawn, 13 great grandchildren sisters, Isabella, (Bob), Beatrice And many other loving family & friends. Memorial service at 6:00 pm Tuesday Oct. 20 at St. James Luthern church 460 Annapolis Street W. West St. Paul. Family will greet friends 2 hours prior to service. (Published in Pioneer Press on Oct. 18, 2015)

Garmany, Pamela Diane
September 1, 1951 - October 12, 2015
Age 64 of St. Louis Park.

Monroe, Lucinda (nee Moore)
August 1, 1932 - October 12, 2015
Age 83 of Bloomington. Services will be held in Michigan at a later date.

Peterson, Daniel Rolf
January 17, 1954 - October 11, 2015
Age 61 of Maple Grove, died on Sunday, October 11, 2015, from injuries sustained in a head-on collision in Mille Lacs County. A private ceremony for close family and friends will begin at 12:45pm, Thursday, October 15th, at Fort Snelling. A celebration of life for family and friends will be held from 2-4pm on October 15th at the VFW Post 1296 in Bloomington, MN. 311 W 84th St, Bloomington, MN 55420. No flowers please. Dan was born January 17, 1954 in Minneapolis, MN. He actively served in the US Navy 1972-1974. Dan took pride in his children and grandchildren. He loved his boat, fishing, his travel group, and the many trips to the cabin with family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Kathy Peterson; son and daughter, Kristopher (Pennie) Peterson and Brenda Peterson (fiancé Jason Sirovy); step-mother, Gerie Peterson; brother, Mike (Karol) Peterson; brother-in-law Randy (Paula) Ries; and loving grandchildren, Ian, Madie and Mallory. He is preceded in death by parents, Austin and Billie Jeanne Peterson; and in-laws Art and Beryl Ries. (Published in the Star Tribune on October 14, 2015)

Hansen, Donald Ray
May 10, 1953 - October 9, 2015
Age 62 of St. Paul.

Burns, Lorraine Virginia (nee Bushway)
November 19, 1930 - October 9, 2015
Age 84 of Shakopee. Preceded in death by husband, Raymond; brothers, Harry & Howard. Survived by children, Patty Fournier, Debbie King, Brad (Julie) Burns, Traci Burns; brothers, Warren "Bud", LeRoy "Bush", twin brother Lawrence Bushway; 5 grandchildren; many great-grand-children. Lorraine wishes you to wear red to her Celebration of Life Service, Fri. 12;30 pm, with a one hour visitation prior both at Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home 833 S. Marschall Rd, Shakopee. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home ballardsunderfuneral.com Shakopee Chapel 952-445-1202. (Published in the Star Tribune on October 13, 2015)

Crowder, Everett
January 19, 1964 - October 8, 2015
Age 51 of Duluth.

Carlson, Robert Neal
August 1, 1950 - October 8, 2015
Age 65 of Brooklyn Park.

Haugen, Timothy Allen
December 21, 1975 - October 8, 2015
Age 39 of Prior Lake, passed away on October 8, 2015 after a courageous battle with an illness. He was preceded in death by grandparents, uncles, and cousins. He is survived by his two daughters; Serena and Lauren Haugen, parents Rodney and Linda Haugen, brother Michael (Heather) Haugen, niece Keira, nephew Max, aunts, uncles, cousins and countless friends. Services will be held at Community of the Cross Lutheran Church, 10701 Bloomington Ferry Road, Bloomington, MN 55438, on October 13, 2015. Visitation 9-10 AM, service at 10 AM, luncheon at the church to follow. (Published in the Star Tribune on October 11, 2015)

Reynolds, David Hyer
November 30, 1944 - October 7, 2015
Age 70 of Birchwood, MN. Joined his beloved dogs Story, Fancy, and Chester on October 7, 2015. Dave is remembered for his deep love of dogs, especially huskies. A dog-friendly gathering (3:00-5:00pm) and memorial service (4:00pm) will be held on Saturday, October 24 at Katherine Abbott Park Shelter, 1000 Lincolntown Ave., Mahtomedi 55115. (Published in Pioneer Press on Oct. 18, 2015)

Granado, Beverly Jean (nee Senti)
September 7, 1950 - October 6, 2015
Age 65 of Minnetonka.

Adkins, Michael Hayden
July 4, 1971 - October 5, 2015
Age 44 of Minneapolis.

Thompson, Edward Carl
May 12, 1951 - October 4, 2015
Age 64 of Minneapolis.

Hartup, Rosemary (nee Kinney)
September 23, 1927 - October 4, 2015
Age 88, passed away at her home in Roseville on October 4th. Born in East Sparta, Ohio to Hobart and Hope Kinney, Rosemary graduated from Baldwin Wallace College and earned a Master's Degree in Theater Arts from The Ohio State University. Her theatrical career began at the Iowa Repertory Company and continued at the Eastside Theater when she moved to Minnesota. Over the years, she acted and directed at Theater in the Round, the Cricket Theater, Chimera Theater, Chanhassen Dinner Theater and the Guthrie Theater, among others. She was a founding member of the Guthrie Theater's experimental company, Guthrie 2. The artistic director of Guthrie 2, Eugene Lion wrote that "her technical skills are constantly at the service of an almost luminescent intuition, an immaculate taste, an exquisite intelligence." Among her many memorable roles were Eleanor in The Lion in Winter, Joanne in Company, Judith in Hay Fever, Linda in Death of a Salesman, and Hester in Athol Fugard's Hello and Goodbye. Rosemary was predeceased by her parents and brother, Richard Kinney. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Willard, and her children Hope, Grant, and Barry. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Dylan, Rosemary, and Annika Eberle, Lindsay and Jake Hartup, and Madison and Catherine Hartup. A memorial service will be held at a future date. Contributions may be made in Rosemary's memory to the Heartland Hospice Memorial Fund, 333 N. Summit Street, Toledo, Ohio 43604 or http://heartlandhospicefund.org/. (Published in Pioneer Press on Oct. 7, 2015)

Dahlquist, Marilyn Jean
December 4, 1950 - October 4, 2015
Age 64 of Isanti.

Spencer, Duane Merlin
October 29, 1928 - October 4, 2015
Age 86 of Centuria, WI.

Michaels, Donovan Juan
June 11, 1954 - October 4, 2015
Age 61 of Minneapolis.

Holt, Julie Ann (nee Foell)
June 27, 1959 - October 4, 2015
Age 56 of New Hope.

Strege, Tammy Lynn
March 6, 1964 - October 3, 2015
Age 51 of Minneapolis. She was a positive and enthusiastic woman, with a survivor's spirit. Survived by mother, Nancy; children, Melissa & Christopher; as well as many other loving friends & relatives. Contact family for memorial service information. (Published in the Star Tribune on Oct. 15, 2015

Priester, Patrick Thomas
July 21, 1954 - October 2, 2015
Age 61 of St. Paul.

Brown, Laurence George
December 23, 1935 - September 30, 2015
Age 79 of Brooklyn Center.

Caldis, Elaine Vig (nee Johnson)
September 12, 1920 - September 30, 2015
Age 95 of St. Louis Park.

Sheppard, Willa Beatrice
May 17, 1956 - September 30, 2015
Age 59 of South St. Paul. Funeral service Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 1:00 P.M., with visitation 1 hour prior, at St. Paul Fellowship Church, 868 Sherburne Ave., St. Paul, MN. Private interment.

Traeger, John Michael
November 30, 1959 - September 30, 2015
Age 55 of Minneapolis, passed away Sept. 30. Survived by wife, Bernadette; children, Michael and Brian; and granddaughter, Breanna. Memorial Service Saturday, October 10 at 11am at Praise Christian Center, 4100 Douglas Dr., Crystal. Visitation 1 hour prior at 10am. (Published in the Star Tribune on Oct. 4, 2015

Schiefelbein, Ellen Diane (nee Kelley)
June 22, 1941 - September 29, 2015
Age 74 of West St. Paul, left this earth on September 29, 2015 and will ALWAYS be loved and deeply missed. Beloved wife of Aaron Schiefelbein. Beloved mother of Joanne (David) Binder, Lisa Schiefelbein, Stevan (Tina) Schiefelbein, and Nick (Brenda) Schiefelbein. Doting grand-mother to Nathan, Joanna, Abby, and Christina Schiefelbein, Katie Binder, and Gerrit and Dina VanderWaal. Loving sister/sister-in-law to Dan Kelley, Mary and Phil Qualle, Dawn Kelley, Linda Natzel, Gloria and Gordon Lutz, and Bud Kelley (deceased). Sweet aunt to many nieces and nephews. Diane was born in Spencer, Iowa to farming parents Louisa and Dale Kelley. Some of her favorite childhood memories were spent with her grandparents in Lake Okoboji, Iowa. She loved Spirit Lake, the beautiful surrounding orchards, and the quiet, peaceful time spent fishing with her grandpa Lester Kelley and grandmother Della. When she was 14, she moved to Osceola, Wisconsin- where she later met and married her husband of 56 years, Aaron. Aaron and Diane raised their four children in Cottage Grove. When her youngest child was in Kindergarten, she became a cosmetologist and sold Avon. She was an avid reader and enjoyed music and art, nature, flowers, plays, films, and collecting pottery. A small private service for immediate family will be held on the beautiful banks of the St. Croix River - a place she cherished. She will always be remembered for her kind and gentle spirit, grace, and compassion. (Published in Pioneer Press on Oct. 4, 2015)

Hemenway, Shane C
January 1, 1967 - September 29, 2015
Age 48 of New Richmond, WI, formerly from River Falls, WI passed away. Shane was best known for his amazing ability to play hockey, leadership, having a kind heart and his incredible sense of humor. He was a son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend that will never be forgotten. Visitation will be Thursday October 15th, from 4-7pm with a  memory sharing service at 7 pm at the Bakken-Young Funeral Home 805 E Division Street River Falls. 

Knutson, Keith Eugene
September 12, 1944 - September 29, 2015
Age 71 of St. Louis Park.

Booth, Lisa Elaine
October 13, 1973 - September 29, 2015
Age 41 of Scandia.

King, Philip Benaron
April 26, 1947 - September 28, 2015
Age 68 of Minneapolis.

Wellenkotter, George Washington
February 22, 1921 - September 28, 2015
Age 94 of Princeton, MN passed away on September 28, 2015 at Sterling Pointe Senior Community in Princeton after his final battle with Alzheimer's. George was born on February 22,1921 in Janesville, WI, the youngest child of Louis and Rosetta (Yahnke) Wellenkotter. On May 30, 1953, he married Priscilla Alden Mills in Janesville. George served in the 28th Infantry 8th Division in World War II in the European Theater and received the Purple Heart. He was a co-owner of the A&W Grocery Store in Madison and then owned The Suburban Super Liquor Store for many years. George loved duck hunting, gardening and cooking on the grill. He is preceded in death by his wife, Priscilla; parents; sister, Thelma Swanson; brothers, Gerhardt (Gay), Earl, and Harold. Survived by daughters, Sandra (Darwin) Parker of Richland, WI and Jane (Tom) Moore of Zimmerman, MN; grandchildren, Melanie (David) Vance, Ginger Parker, Nicholas (Jamie) Parker, Alexander (Catherine) Parker, Brigitte (Nicholas) Thorne, Samuel (Jill) Moore, Emily (Lucas) Cameron, Kimberly (Brian) Freiberg, and Gregory (Brandy) Moore; 21 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. Graveside service at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis at 1 p.m. on Thursday, October, 15, Lane #2. Memorials preferred to the Alzheimer's Association.

Sundae, Alexei Christian
April 14, 1968 - September 27, 2015
Age 47 of Rosemount.

Carpenter, Delphine Ann "Della" (nee Balter)
May 9, 1951 - September 25, 2015
Age 64 of Minneapolis, passed away unexpectedly on Sept 25. Preceded in death by her husband of 32 years, Daniel; her parents; and 1 sister. Survived by her daughters, Janel, Dena (Shaun), Nicole, Laura; 1 sister; 1 brother; and 9 grand-children. Memorial Service at 2PM on Saturday, October 3, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses Riverside Congregation, 2201 East 24th Street, Minneapolis, MN. (Published in the Star Tribune on September 30, 2015

Murphy, William John
March 29, 1943 - September 25, 2015
Age 72 of St. Paul.

McNabney, Torina Jennifer
June 29, 1985 - September 25, 2015
Age 30 of Minneapolis.

Theis, Mary Kay (nee Nelson)
February 3, 1955 - September 25, 2015
Age 60 of Belle Plaine.

Jones, Amanda Dee (nee Hill)
January 10, 1921 - September 25, 2015
Age 94 of Champlin.

Marek, Anna Eleanora (nee Donnawell)
May 2, 1919 - September 25, 2015
Age 96 of Eden Prairie. No services planned.

Bertges Jr., Edward Donald
September 20, 1976 - September 25, 2015
Age 39 of St. Paul, passed away on September 25, 2015. Owner of Schwietz's Saloon & Eatery. He will be missed by his parents, Edward, Sr. & Helen Bertges; brother, Brian (Marivi); nephew, Caleb; grandmother, Carmelina Vignetti; and many loving family & friends. Eddie will be fondly remembered for his zeal for life, always living it to the fullest. Celebration of his Life will be on Sun., Oct. 4th, 1PM, at Schwietz's Saloon Patio, 956 Payne Ave., St. Paul, MN. (Published in Pioneer Press on Oct. 1, 2015)

Peltier, Phillip Charles
July 8, 1949 - September 25, 2015
Age 66 of St. Paul, passed away in his home on September 25, 2015. Survived by wife, Susannah, children Jennifer, Michael and Matthew, 7 grand-children, 3 great-grand-children, brothers Ted, Tony and Larry sisters Pat and Lucy. Services to be held at Fort Snelling Friday, October 2, 2015 at 10:30 am. Following the services there will be a luncheon at his home at 2008 Ivy Avenue, St. Paul. (Published in Pioneer Press from Sept. 30 to Oct. 1, 2015)

Goshorn, Susan Jane (nee Loucks)
July 20, 1940 - September 24, 2015
Age 75 of Minneapolis. No services are planned.

Leenders, Peter
March 13, 1930 - September 23, 2015
Age 85 of Richfield.

Espersen, Robert Starke
February 28, 1932 - September 23, 2015
Age 83 of Minneapolis, passed away peacefully on September 23, 2015. Preceded in death by his wife Carmen. Survived by his four children Patricia (Robert) Polski, Daniel (Cheri), David (Judy), Robert (Lisa); nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren; extended family members and friends; a sister and two brothers. Proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps. "Semper Fi". Funeral service 11 AM Oct. 1st, with visitation at 10:00 AM, both at Minneapolis Veterans Home Chapel, 5101 Minnehaha Ave, Mpls. Celebration of life following service, with interment at 1:45 PM at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. (Published in Pioneer Press on Sept. 27, 2015)

Booth, Belinda Ann (nee Johnson)
May 10, 1958 - September 23, 2015
Age 57 of Prior Lake.

Muller, Susan Ann (nee Hackman)
November 3, 1956 - September 23, 2015
Age 58 of Hudson, WI. Susan passed away peacefully on September 23 surrounded by family. Proceeded in death by mother Darelene Jaeger, brothers Richard Hackman Jr, Thomas Jaeger. Survived by father Richard Hackman, Brothers & sisters, Jeanne Thoemke, Dawn Schneck, Daniel Hackman, and Debra Martin. Loving husband Mark Sr, Children, Mark Jr (Jessica) Jason, April (Ej) and many grandchildren. Memorial Service to be held at Southside Baptist Church 5613 S Robert Trail Inver Grove Heights MN October 3rd at 11 AM. Friends may call 1 hour prior to service. (Published in Pioneer Press on Sept. 27, 2015)

Broman, Roy Adolph
July 4, 1935 - September 22, 2015
Age 80 of Crystal. Roy was born July 4, 1935 in Hamel, MN and passed away Sept. 22, 2015 in Brooklyn Center, MN. Roy was preceded in death by wife, Jane Broman; parents, Hugo & Clara Broman; brother, Bruce Broman and Harriet Olson Broman. Survived by children, Nancy Iten (Tom), Scott Broman (Jean), Susan Joy Broman, and Janel Broman; granddaughters, Lori Broman, Ember Broman and Jenae Broman; great-grandson, Sam Broman; siblings, Lucille, Floyd (Carol), Ben (Ruth), Marcene Olson, Sylvia Severson (Sheldon), Rita Kelley and David; along with many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Roy was a mentor to many and a friend to all. He will be missed. Roy lived in Crystal, MN for most of his adult life. He also worked at Robbinsdale Farm and Garden for over 40 years. A celebration of life for Roy will be held Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015 at Brunswick United Methodist Church, 6122 42nd Av N, Crystal, MN. 11:30 Visitation, 12:30 Service, followed by a luncheon at church. Interment service at Mound Cemetery 3515 69th Ave N, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430. (Published in the Star Tribune on September 27, 2015

Acker, Lynn Marie (nee Gravett)
September 3, 1976 - September 22, 2015
Age 39 of Coon Rapids, passed on September 22nd surrounded by family and friends in the comfort of her own home. She is survived by husband Tony, sons Carter, Joshua and Zachary, parents Pete and Lisa Gravett, John and Gayle Acker, grandparents Joyce Thielen, Howard and Suzanne Squires, sister-in-law Jen (Brian) Bergstrom, brothers-in-law Ryan (Laurie) and Nick (Andrea). Many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, the Hope Church family and friends. She was preceded in death by grandparents Joan and Des Gravett. We would like to thank her medical team specifically Dr. Keith Bible at Mayo Clinic, the Heartland hospice team as well as the Angel Foundation and Hope Lodge (Rochester) that stood by Lynn and her family in countless ways. Funeral services will be at Hope Church, 1264 109th Street, Blaine, MN on October 24th. Visitation 9:00-11:00 am. Service 11:00 am. Fellowship to follow service. Attendees are encouraged to wear something purple in honor of Lynn. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Lynn Gravett Acker family. (Published in the Star Tribune on October 4, 2015

Brunsting, Marlys Ann
September 27, 1959 - September 22, 2015
Age 55 of Woodbury, passed away on September 22, 2015 after a long and valiant battle with cancer. Marlys was born in Sioux Falls, SD, but moved to Cedar Rapids, IA, at a young age. She attended The University of Iowa where she took up fencing, met her husband, and received her Bachelor's with a double major in Economics and Applied Mathematics. She worked for a number of years at The University of Iowa before returning to school and receiving her Master's degree in Library and Information Science. She and her family then moved to Green Bay, where she worked as the Coordinator of Library Automation at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. In 2013, Marlys accepted the position of Library Director and Campus Copyright Officer at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. She retired in September of 2015, and was honored by being named Director Emeritus in recognition of the significant positive impact she had in the two short years she was there. Marlys loved scrapbooking, playing the piano, reading, going for walks, travelling (but only for short periods at a time), and quilting. She even tolerated golfing with her husband. But most of all, Marlys cherished spending quality time with family and friends. Marlys is survived by her husband, Larry Segriff, two daughters, Megan Reyes and Caitlin Collins, their spouses, Christopher Reyes and Katie Collins, her father, Edward Brunsting, three brothers, and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held at Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 120 S. Henry Street, Green Bay, WI, with visitation from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM. The service will be at 11:00, with a luncheon to follow. The family requests donations to the Susan G. Komen Foundation in lieu of flowers. The family would also like to express their deep appreciation to the nurses and staff at St. Croix Hospice, who brought great comfort in an unimaginably difficult time. (Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette on Sept. 25, 2015)

Matson, Robert "Bob" Thomas
December 17, 1943 - September 21, 2015
Age 71 of Burnsville. Survived by wife of 24 years, Melody Lynn Matson of Burnsville; son, Thomas Matson (and family) of Oregon; daughters, Kim Brendon (Bruce) of Rothsay, MN and Theresa Bushek (John); 4 granddaughters, 3 grandsons and 1 great grandson; sisters, Debbie Bauer and Pam; and brother, Steven (Mary Beth). Bob retired from Toro in 2008 after 43 years working as a machinist. He served the US Army for 6 years from 1961-1967. He was an avid fisherman, and enjoyed cowboy shooting and belonged to the Old West Shooting Society in Wisconsin. He was an Elder in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He married his sweetheart, Melody, at the St. Paul Temple on April 22, 2015 for time and all eternity. He is preceded in death by parents, Merlin and Rose Matson; brother, Richard; and sisters, Mary and Paulette. Services on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, 7 PM at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 651 Southcross Dr. E, Burnsville, MN 55306. (Published in the Star Tribune on September 24, 2015

Shreiner, Dora J. (nee Pananes)
November 13, 1929 - September 21, 2015
Age 85 of Ramsey, MN.

Horning, Matthew James
January 11, 1961 - September 19, 2015
Age 54 of Prescott, WI.

Colbert, James Costello
July 1, 1932 - September 19, 2015
Colbert, James C. 83 years old, passed away on 9/19/2015. Preceded in death by his wife of 56 years Cynthia. Survived by his 4 children, Dennis, Ann, Joe and Kevin and 9 grandchildren. Jim had a long career as a Sales Rep in the Clothing Industry. Jim and Cindy were loved by many and will be greatly missed! Memorial Service Tuesday, 9/22/15, 11 AM, with gathering 10 AM at St. Odilia's, 3495 Victoria St. N., Shoreview.

Soika, Jeffery John
May 24, 1968 - September 17, 2015
Age 47 of St. Paul Husband, Dad, Son, Nephew and Friend Survived by wife, Jennifer; children, Maxwell & Rachel; many other family and friends. Visitation 11-1PM on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at Mueller Memorial, 4738 Bald Eagle Ave., White Bear Lake with Celebration of Life Service at 1PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated to family. (Published in Pioneer Press on Sept 23, 2015)

Haney, Steven Ellis
September 28, 1955 - September 16, 2015
Age 59 of Bloomington, passed away suddenly from a pulmonary embolism on September 16, 2015 at 59. He will be deeply missed by his wife, Monica Matos; daughter, Rachel Anderson; teen son, Joshua Haney; brother, Warren Haney of Minneapolis, MN; sister, Janine (Jeff) Russell-Hodes, and many beloved family and friends. Steve was most proud of his children, as well as his service as a football coach and, more recently, as a spiritual mentor. What Steve learned from these two worlds is that true power has nothing to do with physical braun but is found in expressing an open and vulnerable heart. Steve's life will be celebrated on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2-5 pm at Unity Church, Golden Valley. Due to surgery complications, he did not qualify for life insurance. A memorial contribution to support the family and education expenses can be made via PayPal to HaneyMemorialFund@yahoo.com (Published in the Star Tribune on September 29, 2015)

Offerman, Jerome Barney "Ike"
March 31, 1943 - September 16, 2015
Age 72 of Zimmerman, MN, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on September 16, 2015. He worked for Hyman Freightways for 32 years.  Jerome will be dearly missed by his loving wife of 44 years, Nancy; children, Danny, Melissa Kirkevold, Carey Robinson, Minda (Keith) Pecholt; 7 grandchildren & a great grandchild; brother, Donald; many loving family members & friends. Preceded by his parents, Jerome & Esther; son, Ronnie; and step-son, Richard Schwitzky. Memorial will be held Wednesday 9/23, 11AM at Faith Community Lutheran, 12266-255th Ave, Zimmerman, with a gathering at 10AM. 

Heins, William "Bill" Howard
December 7, 1979 - September 16, 2015
Age 35 of Roseville, passed away on September 16, 2015. Survived by his devoted & loving companion, Kendra Emahiser; father & stepmother, Joe & Trish; son, Cyrus; brothers, Daniel (Brittany) & Ronald Druk; niece, Victoria "Tori"; grandparents, Joyce & Ron Morrow; and many friends & relatives. Preceded in death by his mother, Deborah Diaz; and grandparents, William & Rita Heins. May he rest in peace, happiness and harmony with God & Jesus in Heaven. (Published in the Star Tribune on September 20, 2015)

Lovely, Terry Leo
April 19, 1960 - September 16, 2015
Age 55 of Duluth. Inurnment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery on Friday, October 23, 1015, at 11:45 A.M. (Assembly Lane #3).

Erickson, Sandra Gretchen
October 19, 1940 - September 16, 2015
Age 74 of St. Paul.

Carter, Cathy
August 8, 1960 - September 14, 2015
Age 55 of St. Paul, MN.

Sullivan, Patricia Jonell
July 27, 1958 - September 14, 2015
Age 57 of White Bear Lake Passed away Monday, September 14, 2015 of complications of the heart. Preceded in death by her husband Thomas Sullivan, and her brother Joel Brandt. Survived by her parents Gene and Dorothy Brandt, her loving daughters Megan (Josh) Olinger and Emily (Nick) Nixon, 3 handsome grandchildren, Isaiah, Isaac and Noah. Her sister Jeanine, and brothers Jeff and Bill. Many nieces and nephews and friends. Patty is remembered as a sweet, kind woman of deep unwavering faith, and her caring, gentle spirit. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Memorial service will be held Friday, Sept. 18 – 6:30 p.m. at the White Bear Lake Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses 2595 Buffalo Street. (Published in Pioneer Press from Sept. 17 to Sept. 18, 2015)

Getchell, Scott Allen
February 18, 1967 - September 14, 2015
Age 48 of Little Falls.

Hedstrom, Arthur Clifford
February 27, 1919 - September 14, 2015
Age 96 of North Oaks and Grand Marais Died September 14, 2015 Preceded in death by twelve brothers and sisters, and Marian, his wife of 68 years. He was known for his unapologetic optimism and mastery of impossible tasks. Though born to a lumbering family in Grand Marais, an allergy to pine and cedar, a decided industry disadvantage, caused him to begin his career in the telecommunications business. He retired from NW Bell Telephone as a senior executive in 1981. During WWII he served in Army Intelligence where he developed unique code breaking equipment. After retirement he began domesticated wild rice farming and, in conjunction with the U of MN, a strain of wild rice was developed and named after him. He and Marian traveled widely and made friends from around the world. Art and Marian opened their hearts and homes to students from Germany and Russia, who then became part of our family. He was passionate about helping others. He was active in Boy Scouting and was instrumental in the development and expansion of Tomahawk Scout Reservation. He was member and past president of North Suburban Golden K Kiwanis Club. Art was the oldest past master of Garnet Lodge #166, AF&AM. Art is survived by daughter Diane Wesman (Eric), grandson Christopher Wesman (Sarah), granddaughter Jennifer Wesman Esnough (DeWayne), great-grandsons Miles Wesman and Eric Esnough, son Dean (Sandy Jacobsen), numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, and a loving golden retriever. Memorial service to be held at Waverly Gardens, 5919 Centerville Road, North Oaks on Monday September 21 at 2PM. Interment at the Maple Hill Cemetery in Grand Marais in October. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Kiwanis Club of North Suburban Golden K; Boy Scouts of America, Northern Star Council; or Animal Humane Society, Golden Valley. (Published in Pioneer Press from Sept. 18 to Sept. 20, 2015)

Abel, Yvette Marie (nee Freer)
May 3, 1966 - September 14, 2015
Age 49 of White Bear Lake.

Woolley, Michael John
October 27, 1937 - September 13, 2015
Age 77 of Lilydale, MN. Grandfather of Clare, Gianna and Jack. Died on Grandparents Day, September 13, 2015. Mike will be missed by his wife, Marilyn, of 54 years; son, Jeff; daughter, Karen (Pat) Shrake; and his boating friends. Mike was a Process Engineer at Pillsbury for 28 years and a member of the Kaiser Fraser and ACD Auto Clubs. Mass at 11AM on Friday, Sept. 18 at St. Stanislaus Church, 398 Superior St., St. Paul with a visitation one hour prior. Donations to Nature Conservancy.

Waldemar, Julianne Kay
August 22, 1952 - September 13, 2015
Age 63 of Maple Grove. Memorial service Thursday, September 17 at 11:00 A.M., with gathering 1 hour prior, at Living Word Christian Center, 9201 - 75th Ave. N, Brooklyn Park, MN.

Davis, Donald Eugene
June 17, 1950 - September 13, 2015
Age 65 of Brooklyn Park, entered the kingdom of Heaven on September 12, 2015 where he is, no doubt, rejoicing in the presence of his Lord, Christ Jesus. He is home! Don accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior on April 6, 1985, and from that day forward he walked in unwavering faith despite facing many personal and medical challenges. He was devoted to his church, Living Word Christian Center, in Brooklyn Park, and his church family; Pastors Mac Hammond, DuWayne Peterson, and David Niznik; prayer partner, Erik Vakula; Rick Linde, Richard Quan, and other members of his usher team; members of his prayer group led by Jim Whalen; and many others over past 30 years. He would like to thank each and every person for their unfailing friendship. In Don's words "God bless you for accepting me, challenging me when I needed it, and supporting me through the good times and the bad". Don worked as custodian at Minnesota Rubber for 29.5 years before retiring 15 years ago due to his poor health. During his retirement, Don enjoyed cheering on his favorite teams, the Packers and the Twins, fishing, attending church functions, and most of all, going out to lunch or dinner with his family and friends. Those who went before Don; his parents George & Marilyn Davis, his stillborn brother, his nephew Alan LePage, his cherished paternal grandparents, Roy & Virgie Davis, his uncle Bob Kuhn, his maternal grandparents, Ernie & Clara Horn, and his friend and mentor, Len Gravell, were there to welcome him home. Don is survived by his sister Peggy (Jeff) LePage, his nephews Scott (Jeanne) and Clint (Kim), and great nephews/nieces Jacob, Jordan, Cassie, & Bailey; several loving aunts, uncles and cousins; and many friends. Don would like to thank Dr. Jonathan Ray and Nicole Carlson P.A. for their excellent care over the years and the Methodist Hospice staff with an extra special thank you to Kathy Dery RN & Mary Vorpahl MSW for their support. He credited you for helping him to live out all his earthly days as full as they could be. God Bless you and the work you do. A celebration of Donnie's life will occur on Thursday, September 24 at Living Word Christian Center, Visitation from 10-11, Service at 11, followed by lunch. Interment at Glen Haven Cemetery after lunch. In lieu of flowers, Don would prefer that you take a friend to lunch. (Published on September 20, 2015 in the Star Tribune)

Seim, Dr. Harold Charles
May 7, 1940 - September 12, 2015
Age 75, of Stillwater and Sun City, AZ Died Saturday, September 12, 2015 of pulmonary fibrosis. He was born in Rochester, Minn., on May 7, 1940, to Harry and Emma Seim. He was raised and graduated high school in Spring Valley, Minn. Hal possessed a deep love of learning and earned degrees in hospital pharmacy, family medicine and public health from the University of Minnesota. He practiced family medicine in Stillwater, Robbinsdale and Maple Grove, and served on the faculty at the University of Minnesota Medical School for nearly 20 years. Hal also specialized in bariatrics and owned Medical Weight Management Centers in the Twin Cities. Hal was active in family medicine organizations and the American Society of Bariatric Physicians. As continuing education director for ASBP, he planned 2-3 meetings per year for 23 years. Hal was also active in church activities and sang in church choirs in Minnesota and Arizona. Hal was generous, hard-working and always quick to lend a helping hand to family, friends, and others who needed help. We will miss his humor, loving nature, caring ways, honesty and his can-do and will-do attitude. Hal is preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Emma Seim. He is survived by his loving wife, Phyllis; daughter Amy Seim (Diego de la Riva) of Hartford, CT; and step-children Teri Collaro (Anthony) of Naperville, IL; Kirk (Suzanne) of Maple Grove; and Amy Zastrow (Eric) of Stillwater; grandchildren Andrew Bailey, Ryan Zastrow and Leo Olson; cousins and many friends. Special thanks to Dr. Trost, nurse Amy H. and Denise of Sante Hospice (Sun City); Dr. B, nurses Jan and Sara of Lakeview Hospice (Stillwater); and the nursing team at The Gathering Hospice (Stillwater) for their special care. Celebration of life will be at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church in Mahtomedi. MN on Sunday, September 20, 2015 visitation at 2 p.m. and memorial service at 3 p.m. Interment at a later date at Fairview Cemetery in Stillwater. Another memorial service will be held at American Lutheran Church in Sun City, AZ, in the fall. Memorials preferred to St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, American Lutheran Church or the George J. Knudson Scholarship at Augsburg College.

Edwards, Mary Jane
April 19, 1943 - September 12, 2015
Age 72 of Crystal.

Anderson, Kristine Elizabeth
December 4, 1963 - September 11, 2015
Age 51 of St. Francis, MN. Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on September 11, 2015. Kris is preceded in death by mother Suzette, and grandson Riley. Survived by children Ben and Amanda, grandchildren Paige and Preston, boyfriend Randy Graven, father Ken, and brothers Steve (Nancy), Mike (Deanna). Celebration of Life Sat., Sept. 19, 12 – 4PM at Chomonix Golf Course, 700 Aqua Lane, Lino Lakes. (Published in Pioneer Press on Sept. 17, 2015)

Nieto-Medina, Enrique Alfonso
July 15, 1937 - September 11, 2015
Age 78 of Minneapolis.

Mirpuri, Kamal
December 23, 1969 - September 9, 2015
Age 45 of Hopkins.

Brandt, Terry Donald
February 15, 1948 - September 9, 2015
Age 67 of Stacy, MN.

Bobzien, Gary Kent
September 8, 1956 - September 8, 2015
Age 59 of Jordan, MN.

Hussman, John Warren
May 17, 1945 - September 8, 2015
Age 70 of Dassel, MN.

Lien, Marlys Marie (nee Erdman)
February 20, 1953 - September 8, 2015
Age 63 of Fridley, passed away on September 8, 2015. Marlys was preceded in death by her mother, Delpa Marie Erdman and father, Walter Ewalt Erdman. She is survived by her only child, Derick Lee Amundson. "Death is nothing at all. It does not count. I have only slipped away into the next room. Nothing has happened. Everything remains exactly as it was. I am I, and you are you, and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged. Whatever we were to each other, that we are still. Call me by the old familiar name. Speak of me in the easy way which you always used. Put no difference into your tone. Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, pray for me. Let my name forever be the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it was. There is absolute and unbroken continuity. What is this death but a negligible accident? Why should I be out of mind because I am out of site? I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner. All is well!" Party of Remembrance held for her by her son and family. Please contact her son, Derick, at 763-777-0178 for all details. Come celebrate a life so loved, a woman so missed and memories so cherished. (Published in the Star Tribune on September 13, 2015)

Kramer, Dennis Leo
August 3, 1948 - September 8, 2015
Age 67 of St. Paul.

Becker, Susan Jean (nee Johnson)
September 28, 1941 - September 8, 2015
Age 73 of Minneapolis.

Shaw, Mary Ann (nee Mielke)
February 22, 1943 - September 8, 2015
Age 72 of St. Paul.

Conner, Warren Lee
January 19, 1955 - September 7, 2015
Age 60 of Minneapolis.

Cunningham, Dennis Stephen
July 14, 1954 - September 6, 2015
Age 61 of Minneapolis.

Foster, June Anne Marie (nee Lamere)
December 17, 1932 - September 5, 2015
Age 82 of St. Paul. A celebration of her life be held at Sonlight Church of the Nazarene on Tuesday, 9/15/2015 from 5:00 PM till 7:00 PM, 3860 Flowerfield Road. Blaine, MN 55014. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to 7230 Brian Drive, Centerville, MN, 55038. (Published in Pioneer Press on Sept. 10, 2015)

Savel, Renee M. (nee Aubin)
December 27, 1960 - September 5, 2015
Age 54 of Mountain Iron, MN.

Webber, May (nee Cruickshank)
May 11, 1928 - September 5, 2015
Age 87 of Mendota Heights.

Madonna, Thomas Michael
March 12, 1952 - September 4, 2015
Age 63 of Rosemount.

Brandtner, Wayne Irving
December 27, 1939 - September 4, 2015
Age 75 of Vadnais Heights.

Castleberry, Irene Bernice (nee Grandt)
August 20, 1925 - September 4, 2015
Age 90 of Stillwater, formerly of North St. Paul. Passed away peacefully on September 4, 2015. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Bill. Survived by sons, Dwayne (Barb), James (Jean); grandchildren, Pat (Sheila), Rick, Chris (Courtney), Jeanette, William; great-granddaughters, Courtney and Kylie; and many other relatives and friends. All will remember her for her deep love of family and friendship. A special thank you to the staff at the Greeley Nursing Home and Lakeview Hospice for their loving and dedicated care. Private family celebration. Memorials preferred to Lakeview Hospice, Stillwater, MN. (Published in Pioneer Press on Sept. 13, 2015)

Rydberg, Roger Allen
April 28, 1938 - September 3, 2015
Age 77 of Plymouth. Preceded in death by parents, Clevia and Walter, and grandson, Jacob. Survived by Carole, loving wife of 41 years; children: Michael (Vicky), Susan, David, John (Sue), Tom (Alexandra) and step-children: Martin Gaines, Suze (Bob) Phillips, Andrea (Richard) Granger, and Steven (Cyndy) Gaines. Also survived by grandchildren: Jessica, Ricky (Vee), Autumn (Chad), Sarah (Brandon), Samantha (Kyle), Tyler (Jordyn), Chase, Clancy, Josh, and Alissa and great grandchildren: Kailey, Mena, Kairan, Andrew, and Valkyrie. Also survived by brother, Richard (Marineh), sister, Marjorie, niece, Marianne (Joe) Ghatta and first wife, Carol Swanson. An Eagle Scout, gymnast, Air Force Reservist, graduate of North High and the U of MN., retiree of General Mills, long time member of MN Futurists, ACM, CPSR, and YMCA. His tremendous love of all children meant a ready supply of corny jokes and a life dedicated to peace, justice, a sustainable planet, and progressive politics. Celebration of Life, Sun. Sept. 20, 2 PM, at First Unitarian Society, 900 Mt. Curve, Mpls. Donations welcomed by the Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Foundation. (Published in the Star Tribune on September 13, 2015)

Bender, Eugene Clarence
September 6, 1933 - September 2, 2015
Age 81, of Cottage Grove. Passed away on Sept. 2, 2015. Preceded in death by parents James and Lena and grandson Jason. Survived by wife of 56 years Veronica; sister, Betty; children, Mark (Barb), Larry, Tracy (Joel) Harth; grandchildren, Jeremy, Grace, Ken, Faith, Aaron, Luke; great-grandchildren, Jason, Dillon, Summer, Lillanna; and many other family and friends. Memorial Service Sat. Sept. 12, 10:30 AM at Christ the Lord Lutheran Church, 9998 90th St. S, Cottage Grove. Visitation Fri. Sept. 11, 4-8 PM at Christ the Lord Church and 1 hour prior to the Memorial Service. (Published in Pioneer Press on Sept. 6, 2015)

Mathiesen, Marilynn "Lynn" Marie (nee Thorson)
September 14, 1934 - September 1, 2015
Age 80 of Inver Grove Heights. Passed away on September 1, 2015 Lynn was born on September 14, 1934 and grew up in St. Paul. Later after she married she moved to Inver Grove Heights, where she and her husband raised their family. She was preceded in death by her first daughter, Dane Mathiesen. Survived by her husband of more than 60 years, George; children, James (Debs), Aleta (Jeff) Reuter, Eric (Carol); sister, Deborah (Kale) Thorson-Nerison; and by Duke. Also survived by 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. She was an artist in several media and a homemaker and will be sadly missed. No funeral is planned. She would like any memorials to be sent to the Airedale Terrier Rescue & Adoption organization. (Published in Pioneer Press on Sept. 6, 2015)

Morse, Jaynes Lee
January 24, 1944 - September 1, 2015
Age 71 of St. Paul. No services planned.

Bates, Julia Kathleen (nee Newton)
October 25, 1949 - August 31, 2015
Age 65 of East Bethel, MN. Passed from the arms of her family into the arms of her Lord and Savior after a brave 352-day battle with glioblastoma multiforme. Survived by husband David, children Hope, Aurora, Robert, Russel and extended family. Funeral service Sunday, September 6, 2015, 4:00pm Osseo Church of the Nazarene. (Published in the Star Tribune on Sept. 4, 2015)

Gallagher, Kevin Jay
June 9, 1951 - August 31, 2015
Age 64 of Cass Lake, MN. Survived by parents, Jerry and Mary Pat Gallagher; son, Sean (Amy Beth); and daughter, Tara: brother, Tim (Donna); sisters, Laurie King (Joe) and Susan Fox (Curtis); dearest friend and caregiver, Rosie Wimber. Graduated from Sibley High School and UMD, Duluth. Full Notice later. (Published in Pioneer Press on Sept. 9, 2015)

Nelson, John David
March 4, 1960 - August 30, 2015
Age 55 of Stillwater, died peacefully on Sunday, August 30 after a 2-year fight with cancer. John was a talented builder of homes. He loved fishing and traveling, but what was most important to John was his family. He was a devoted husband, father, son, brother, uncle, grandfather & friend. John is preceded in death by daughter, Breana Taylor, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. He is survived by his parents, James and Darlene Nelson of Mahtomedi, wife Michelle LaBrosse Nelson, daughter Jessy, brothers James and Peter, sister, Connie, son-in-law Seth Taylor, grandson, Jack, several nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. All who loved him dearly and who will miss his spirited, happy presence. He will never be forgotten as our memories are seasoned with his infectious love of life. Memorial Service is Saturday, September 19 @ 1:00 in the Annex of St Andrew's Lutheran Church, 900 Stillwater Road, Mahtomedi. (Published in Pioneer Press on Sept. 13, 2015)

Janssens, Vincent Marie
November 22, 1951 - August 30, 2015
Age 63 of South Dakota, passed away in Princeton.

Miller, Mark James
October 3, 1960 - August 30, 2015
Age 54 of White Bear Lake. Passed away on August 30, 2015 at his home surrounded by friends & family.  Preceded in death by his mother, Ria Schottmuller; stepfather, Cecil Schottmuller; and sister, Eva Miller. Survived by his love, Penny Mitchell; father, Harry; sister, Melinda Miller-Green; brother, Michael (Rose); nephews & nieces, Justin Green, Kimiko Tantlinger, Eric Green, Paige, Pierce, and Powers. A special thanks to Kerrie & Sandy who helped take such great care of him during his last days, and to all his friends & family that visited him and made him laugh and remember all the good times in his life. Mark loved life, he had a heart of gold, and will be sorely missed. Memorial Service, Sat. Sept. 12, 11AM at St. Stephen's Lutheran Church, 1965 East Cty. Rd. E, White Bear Lake with a gathering at 10AM.

Carlson, Carol Jean
December 13, 1950 - August 29, 2015
Age 64 of Long Lake.

Dehmer, Alice (nee Hernandez)
January 22, 1932 - August 28, 2015
Age 83 of Oakdale passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Aug. 28, 2015 after a 3 year long dialysis treatment. Alice is survived by her loving & caring husband, George; children, Theresa (Ed) Olson, Daniel (Jan), Dave (Mary), Linda (Bernie) Mann; 11 grandchildren, Jenelle Olson (Devin Mense), Ryan (Michelle) Olson, Emily (Max) Axler, Peter, Andrew, Sara, Melissa Dehmer, Bernie James, West, Zephaniah and Levi Mann; great-grandchildren, Benjamin Olson & Kaya Mense; sister, Josephine; nieces Bobbie & Cindy and many other nieces & nephews. Memorial Service will be held Sat., Sept. 5th, 11AM at United Church of Christ, 900 Summit Ave, St Paul, MN with a gathering one hour prior. The family would like to thank AseraCare Hospice and the United Church of Christ for their excellent care and assistance. (Published in Pioneer Press on Aug. 30, 2015)

Swanson, Wilbert Nels
January 30, 1958 - August 28, 2015
Age 57 of Minneapolis.

Brusch, Eugenia Darlene (nee Isler)
September 25, 1926 - August 28, 2015
Age 88 of Maplewood. August 28th 2015 Darlene passed away. Celebration service will be at the St. Michael's Lutheran Church in Roseville, MN on Saturday, September 12th 2015. Visitation: 10:00 AM; Service: 11; Luncheon to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials are gratefully accepted. Special thanks to Ramsey County Care Center staff & the friends at St. Michael's Lutheran Church. (Published in Pioneer Press on Sept. 6, 2015)

Bloomquist, Samuel Robert
July 23, 2015 - August 28, 2015
Age 1 month of Mounds View. Interment at Prairie Oaks Memorial Eco-Gardens in Inver Grove Heights.

Herron, Alvin B.
May 22, 1945 - August 28, 2015
Age 70 of Minneapolis. Funeral service Saturday, September 5 at 1:00 P.M., with visitation 1 hour prior, at New Salem Missionary Baptist Church in Minneapolis. Private Interment.

Alonso, Rosa Herminia
June 24, 1922 - August 26, 2015
Age 93 of Minneapolis, originally of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Gryp, Laurie Anne
June 16, 1981 - August 26, 2015
Age 34 of St. Paul.

DeLisle, James Leon
March 31, 1945 - August 25, 2015
Age 70 of St. Paul passed away on August 25, 2015. Survived by his daughters, Nicole (Zack) DeLisle-Foster & Janeice DeLisle; grandchildren, Fiona & Zane; siblings Bettye Pullman, Richard (Jane), Gladys (Robert) Hall, and Thomas (Carol); beloved pets, Reina & Mino; many other loving family & friends. Interment Calavary Cemetery. Memorial Mass, Mon. 8/31, 11AM, St. Odilia Catholic Church, 3495 Victoria St N, Shoreview, MN with a gathering one hour prior at the church.  A heartfelt thank you to the staff at Our Lady of Peace hospice home and Regions Hospital.

LaRocque, Shari (nee Sundahl)
April 20, 1951 - August 25, 2015
Age 64 of Forest Lake.

Cullen, Jason Patrick
April 7, 1983 - August 25, 2015
Age 32 of Oakdale. Although his life was short, he lived life well. Survived by parents, Thomas and Cynthia Cullen; brother Thomas John Cullen (Lisa); sister Katherine Cullen; and niece Samantha Cullen. Memorial Service at Rockpoint Church on Monday Aug 31, 2015 at 2pm, 5825 Kelvin Ave N., Lake Elmo, MN 55042. (Published in Pioneer Press on Aug. 28, 2015)

Jordan, Scott Craig
May 24, 1967 - August 22, 2015
Age 48 of Minneapolis.

Lyslo, Kirsten Marget
March 6, 1969 - August 20, 2015
Age 46 of Apple Valley.

Nelson, Mary Kay (nee Geraghty)
September 15, 1951 - August 20, 2015
Age 63 of White Bear Township. Passed away peacefully on Aug. 20, 2015. Survived by loving husband, Tom; children, Michael Peloquin & Rose (Dan) Henze; grandchildren, Joey, Mikenna, and Dylan; siblings, Tim (Pat), Colleen Sommers, and Elizabeth; and many loving family and friends.  Preceded by parents, Michael & Helen.  Memorial Mass, 11am on Tuesday, Sept. 1 at St. Mary's of Lake, 4690 Bald Eagle Ave, White Bear Lake with a visitation at 10am. (Published in Pioneer Press on Aug. 26, 2015)

Howell, Peter Adam
September 11, 1928 - August 19, 2015
Age 86 of Oak Park Heights, passed peacefully on August 19, 2015, with his family at his side. Survived by wife, Gladys, daughters Mary (Steve) Langlie, Charlotte Howell, son Thomas Howell, four grandchildren, and one great granddaughter. A celebration of his life will be held Sat., Sept. 12, 3:00, at Camp St. Croix, Hudson, WI. (Published in the Star Tribune on August 30, 2015)

Druck, Andrew
November 3, 1946 - August 18, 2015
Age 68, passed away on August 18, 2015, at his home in Crystal, MN. Andrew was born to Samuel and Anna Druck on November 3, 1946, in Long Island, NY. He was a 1960 graduate of Moravian Academy in Bethlehem, PA, and received a degree in political science from University of Pittsburgh in 1968. He then went on to serve in the U.S. Army in Vietnam in 1969. He received his Juris Doctorate from Brooklyn Law School in 1974. He is survived by daughter, Sarah and her mother Karin Novinger; daughter, Elizabeth and her mother Susan Druck; sister, Norma Schattner; brothers, Michael and Robert; grandchildren, Jessica Geiermann and Benjamin Druck; daughter-in-law, Julie Stein Druck and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He was preceded in death by daughter, Rachel and son, Matthew; parents, Anna and Samuel; and mother-in-law, Lucy Sacquitne. His warm smile, unconditional love, and thoughtful spirit brightened so many lives, and will be memories that we will forever cherish and hold dear to our hearts. A memorial service will be held at  Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Thursday August, 27, at 11:45am.  He will be interred at the Fort Snelling National Cemetery. The family asks that in lieu of flowers that donations be made the Disabled American Veterans Organization.

Peterson, Frances Violetta
October 27, 1938 - August 18, 2015
Age 76 of Columbia Heights.

Brunier, John Maurice
May 22, 1933 - August 18, 2015
Age 82 of Robbinsdale. No services will be held.

Oman, Garrity "Big O"
November 20, 1947 - August 18, 2015
Age 67, died peacefully in his home with his family by his side on August 18, 2015. He is survived by Margie, beloved wife of 24 years, precious daughter, Kara (Karabear); cherished stepchildren, Charity Unruh, Chad (Michelle) Unruh and Charles Unruh; adored grandchildren, Taylor, Alexander and Austin; loving sisters, Nancy Elsola and Renea Olsen and many wonderful nieces and nephews. Garrity was admired for his incredible sense of style and many hats that he donned with great panache. He had a kind spirit and deep love for his family. He fought a tremendous fight against Parkinson's Disease for many years. Garrity's life will be celebrated in the fall at a time and venue yet to be determined. Memorials preferred to the Dorothy Day Center. (Published in Pioneer Press on Aug. 23, 2015)

Faber, Billy Dean
February 2, 1960 - August 17, 2015
Age 55 passed away August 17th in his Lakeville, MN home. Billy was born in Trimont, MN on February 2nd 1960. Billy was a tender hearted spirit full of smiles that lived all the days of his life to the very fullest. He is survived by his children Angela, Rachelle and Jacob; grandchildren Charles Jacob (CJ), Tyson and Avangeline (Ava); sisters Cathy and Robin; nieces Dana and Lexie, nephews Christopher, Cory and Joey. He was predeceased in death by his parents Lester and Evangeline (Bakken) Faber, and his brother Rick. A celebration of his life will be held at the Chart House in Lakeville on Thurs, Aug, 27th, 6:30-8:30 pm. (Published in the Star Tribune on August 23, 2015)

Brogan, Rebekkah Lynn (nee Spencer)
April 8, 1974 - August 17, 2015
Age 41 of Apple Valley.

Hecht, Mary Margaret (nee Brown)
March 25, 1954 - August 16, 2015
Age 61 of Farmington. Private family services.

McDougall, Scott Michael
February 12, 1955 - August 16, 2015
Age 60 of Bloomington, MN, died August 16, 2015 after battling cancer for the last year. He was welcomed into the V.I.P. Room by dad Michael and beautiful angel, niece Lauren, among others. Survived by constant companion, Auggie doggie; mom, Linnea McDougall; siblings, Marueen (Marston) Pearson, Tim (Susie), Mike (Marion), Colleen Schamber (Rod Crooks) and Angela (Scott) Wibbens; nieces and nephews, Kelly (Catalin) Dima, Phillip "Flip" (Kimmie) Pearson, Ryan McDougall, Kasey Wibbens, Karlee, Krissy, Kimmy, and Kassidy Schamber; and life long friends, Brad and John. Scott was a hardworking, multi-talented ball of fire who lived hard, didn't ask for much and complained very little. He made sure to have a personal connection with each family member. He loved his dogs, refinishing beautiful guitars, woodworking and was a superb mechanic for 30 years. There will be no funeral as Scott requested. The family will host a memorial gathering at a later date as there are so many stories to share. Memorials can be directed to Our Lady of Peace Hospice, 2076 St. Anthony Ave., St. Paul, MN 55104 or a "no kill" animal rescue of your choice. (Published in the Star Tribune on August 21, 2015)

Beutner Jr., Douglas Edward
December 6, 1960 - August 16, 2015
Age 54 of Coon Rapids. Private family services.

Anderson, Raymond Lewis "Ned"
May 18, 1952 - August 15, 2015
Age 63 of Ramsey, MN, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family, on August 15, 2015. He will be missed by his loving wife of 30 years, Julie Mann; children, Dionne (Mike) Zaspel, Jason Wentland, Heather Anderson (Mike Kaehler), Heidi (Justin) Hanson; grandchildren, Josey, Kobie, Harper, and Will; siblings, Janet (Jim) Gamble & Dale (Terri); many loving family & friends. He will be remembered for his witty sense of humor and love for his family, pets and music. Private Interment Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. Celebration Gathering, Sat. 8/22 at the Northwoods Bar & Grill, 8167 Viking Blvd NW, Nowthen, MN, from 12-3 pm. (Published in the Start Tribune on August 19, 2015)

Conger, Jon Samuel
December 19, 1945 - August 14, 2015
Age 69 of Minneapolis.

McGahee, Wanda Lorraine (Castonguay)
May 3, 1956 - August 14, 2015
Age 59 of Bloomington.

Weaver, LaDonna Lee (nee Hanson)
August 19, 1942 - August 14, 2015
Age 72 of North Branch. No services planned.

Kletschka, Denise Ann (nee Diethert)
March 9, 1966 - August 14, 2015
Age 49 of New Richmond, Wis., passed away Aug. 14. Preceded in death by mother, Sharon; and brother, Keith "Bug" Diethert. Survived by husband, Paul Kletschka; children, Alicia Diethert, Patrick, Cassie and Chrissy Kletschka; stepchildren, Kenny and Tori Johnson; father, George Diethert; brothers, Brian (Connie), Mike (Nettie), Christopher (Lana) Diethert; sister, Darci Smith. A celebration of life will be held from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at the Knights of Columbus Hall on East 4th Street in New Richmond. Memorials preferred to the family in care of Paul Kletschka, P.O. Box 181, New Richmond, WI 54017.

Koss, Ruby Anna (Grolla)
September 27, 1953 - August 13, 2015
Age 61 of Eagan.

Iverson, Kevin Marshall
June 6, 1963 - August 13, 2015
Age 52 of St. Paul. Preceded in death by mother, Arby. Survived by wife, Lynnette Iverson-Favilla. His children; son Alex, daughter Kaydi, 4 grand-children, and sisters Teri and Julene. Memorial Service on Saturday Aug. 22, 2015, 2:00pm at the Iowa Hi-Rise, 1743 E. Iowa Ave., St. Paul, MN 55106. (Published in Pioneer Press on Aug. 18, 2015)

Peterson, Cheryl Ann
November 1, 1963 - August 13, 2015
Age 51 of White Bear Lake, MN Passed away unexpectedly on August 13th, 2015. Preceded in death by her parents, Jack & Astrid Peterson. Survived by her loving sweetheart, Clint Ring; brothers, Bruce (Allison) & Brian (Cyndi); nephews & nieces, Doug, Dustin, Andrew, Claudia, Breanna, and Jackson; also many close and wonderful friends. A Celebration of her Life will take place on Saturday, August 29th at Family of God Lutheran Church, 8625 Zane Ave N. Brooklyn Park. Service at 2pm with visitation 1 hr prior. Her celebration will continue at the Village Inn, White Bear Lake at 4:30pm. (Published in Pioneer Press from Aug. 16 to Aug. 23, 2015)

Bruna, Twila Mae (nee Goebel)
October 12, 1966 - August 13, 2015
Age 48 of Moorhead, MN.

Comer, Joseph Lawrence
July 12, 1928 - August 12, 2015
Age 87 of Shoreview Passed away surrounded by his loving family on August 12, 2015. Preceded in death by his loving wife of 57 years, Rita. Survived by children, Greg (Kitty), Vicki (Larry) Day, Cindy (Rob) Hanzalik; grandchildren, Chris "Joe" (Janya), Ryan (Julie), Corey (Lisa), Jamie Brown, Jody Brown, Tracy (Jerry) Pierre, Mike (Erin) Day, Kim (Aaron) Huntsman, Mandi (Steve) Swenson, Rachel Cunningham, Gina (Matt) Neimy, Jon Hanzalik, and Jade Hanzalik; great-grandchildren, Brayden, Jaelyn, Landon, Korissa, Brenna, Lexie, Camarye, Weston "Joe", Madyson, Ashlyn, Brooklyn, Colton, Riley, Joseph "Joe", Ava, Logan, Brecken, Liam, Ethan "Joseph"; special pal, Snoopy; and many other relatives and friends. Joseph enjoyed flying his private plane out of Benson, Anoka, and Winterhaven, FL airports. He was retired from Northern States Power Company and a Veteran of WWII and Korean War. Memorial Service at the Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel, intersection of Hwys 5,55,and 62 in St. Paul, at 10AM on Thursday, August 27 with interment at Fort Snelling Cemetery with a celebration of life to follow at Anoka Airport, 9412 Hotel St., Blaine, MN. (Published in Pioneer Press on Aug. 23, 2015)

Chernesky, Kay Janice (nee Smith)
April 5, 1936 - August 12, 2015
Age 79 of North St. Paul.

Pawelec, Waldemar
October 16, 1975 - August 11, 2015
Age 39 of Elmwood Park, IL, passed away in Shakopee, MN.

McCormick, Michael Jerome
September 5, 1927 - August 10, 2015
Age 87. Passed away peacefully on August 10th 2015 at the Cerenity Residence of St. Paul. He was born to Michael and Margaret McCormick on Sept. 5th 1927 in Faxon Township MN. He is preceded in death by siblings: Margie, Rozella, James, Maybelle, Cyril, Dick, Raymond, Norbert, Edward; his wife of 60 years Marcia, infant son and daughter. He is survived by children: Judy, Jeannie (Bob) Margaret, Michael (Colleen), Patrick, Kathy, Dan (Linda), Brian (Peg). Grandchildren; Jim, Joe, Marcie, Heather, Rob, John, Paul, Kristen, Sean, Kyle, Siv, Tim. Great grandchildren: Kelsey, Jesse, Garrett, Emmett, Haley, Michael, Catherine, Ashley, Patrick, Landon and Emma. Great-Great Grandchildren: Jayden, Carter, Paul, Kylee. Mike was a cement finisher for 40 years. He worked 20 years for 3M and 20 years for MA Mortenson Co. He passed his strong work ethic on to his family. He was an avid vegetable gardener, hunter and fisherman. Family gatherings at the cabin always made his Irish eyes smile. Visitation one hour prior to funeral Mass at 11:00 at Cerenity-Marian of St. Paul, 200 Earl Street, St. Paul, MN on Saturday, August 15, 2015. Memorials preferred to Union Gospel Mission and Cerenity Marian Center.

Cruz, Yolanda (nee Davila)
July 4, 1954 - August 10, 2015
Age 61 of Oakdale.

Johnson, Barry Leigh
June 21, 1955 - August 8, 2015
Age 60 of Belle Plaine.

Hansen, Daniel Gene
July 16, 1954 - August 8, 2015
Age 61 of St. Paul.

McDade, James
April 6, 1955 - August 7, 2015
Age 60 of St. Paul.

Vasquez, Sean Paul
April 6, 1966 - August 7, 2015
Age 61 of South St. Paul, MN Formerly West Side of St. Paul Age 49 unexpectedly passed away on August 7, 2015. Beloved father of Alysia Vasquez, Ricky Vasquez and Ryan Livingstone. Parents: Richard Vasquez and Linda Murray Sister Simone Lindquist (Jamison) and family. Memorial Service - Mass Monday August 17th 2015 at 11:00am at Our Lady of Guadalupe. Celebration Luncheon to follow @ Thompson Park Pavillion WSP, MN. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to: gofundme.com/3xbjbvsg.

Reider, Tyrus "Ty" Christopher
May 24, 1963 - August 5, 2015
Age 52 of Minneapolis. Ty is survived by his father and mother, William and Margarette Reider; his children, Katherine Deshesky and her husband George Deshesky, Taylor Reider, Skylar Reider, and Brady Reider; grandson Conner Deshesky; sister, Tracey Roberts and husband Michael Roberts; brother, Randall Reider; and dear friend Mary Vandrovec. Funeral arrangements are private. In Ty’s memory, donations can be made to: Fairview Foundation (gftpln.org) or 612-672-7777 – 2344 Energy Park Drive, St. Paul, MN 55108.

Meister, Scott Leroy
October 21, 1964 - August 5, 2015
Age 50 of Crystal.

Thompson, Dorothea F. (nee Schroeder)
March 5, 1927 - August 5, 2015
Age 88 of Princeton.

Warner, Pauline Henning
May 2, 1942 - August 5, 2015
Age 73 of Minnetrista. Born May 2, 1942, passed away August 5, 2015. Born in St. Cloud, she lived her life in Clearwater, MN, St. Cloud, MN, Golden Valley, MN and Minnetrista, MN. She and her husband of 50 years, Guy, had 3 children, all are married. Daughter Carrie is married to Barry, their daughter is Callie. Daughter Catherine is married to Michael, their son is Alex and their daughter is Campbell. Son Craig is married to Cynthia and their daughters are Meredythe and Meghan. Paulie, while a fairly private person was an aggressive supporter of "hers" be it/they human or animal or things. Though she had been a 100 word a minute typist, and worked in the President's office of St. Cloud State College, she refused to use the internet or Social Media. A message was something you did in person, on the telephone or by typing or in handwriting on paper to be mailed. She loved "critters" and over the years had many cats, dogs, horses- and the raccoons and hummingbirds and whatever else came around were hers, not to be mistreated or taken advantage of. When she was unable you got pressed into service with explicit instructions that you were expected to know and follow the next time around, you must feed them or water them or shovel after them or... She was tough, she had to be, especially the last 20 years of her life. Diabetes is a sneaky disease, you can get away with quite a bit during its early years, and yes there will be crises and they get stronger and more difficult but they pass until that time comes when you just can't recover. We are especially thankful for the staffs at Fairview Southdale Hospital and Waconia Ridgeview Hospital and Elim Home in Watertown and Presbyterian Homes in Spring Park who worked so hard to try to improve her life. There will be a Celebration and Remembrance of her Life at Burl Oaks Golf Club on September 25th from 4 to 8 PM. We are going to be a little sad then, but not stricken, she didn't like stricken, we want to remember and share with one another little tidbits of her life that you participated in. Pastor David McBride of Bethel Methodist Church in Mound will have a more formal service lasting around 30 minutes at around 5:30. There will be Hors-de-oeuvres and beverages, maybe a few places to sit and certainly space to gather and talk, reunite, remember. Got a picture or two?? Bring them along please. Let Guy or one of the Kids know you are coming, We don't want to run out of anything or have too much, P wouldn't approve either way. In Lieu of Flowers, a donation in her name to the University of Minnesota Raptor Center would be a wonderful thing. 

Vercher, Barbara Nell (nee Bertram)
January 30, 1940 - August 5, 2015
Age 75, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, in Roseville, Minn. She will be remembered fondly for her love of cooking, recipes and kitchen gadgets, reading the newspaper and watching the news, as a caregiver to her mother, her sense of humor, and her thoughtful gestures toward her granddaughter. Barbara is survived by daughter, Michelle (Darin) Hyatt; granddaughter, Malia; brothers, Andrew Bertram of Hibbing and Jack (Patty) Bertram of Austin, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Mary, and an infant brother. Funeral: Per her wishes, no services are planned.

Knutson, Allen Gerald
October 10, 1932 - August 4, 2015
Age 82 of Columbia Heights, passed away on August 4, 2015. Preceded in death by his wife, Donnajean; and his parents, Abraham & Evelyn. Survived by his children, Scott (Janel), Lynn (Kelly) Klein, Kevin (Jane), and Mark; 9 beloved grandchildren & 3 beloved great-grandchildren; siblings, Lucille, Robert, and Lois; many loving family members and friends.  Allen worked for the University of Minnesota for 54 years in the Physics & Astronomy Department. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to the Autism Society of MN.  Memorial Mass will be held Tue., August 11, 10:30AM at St. Hedwig's Catholic Church, 129-29th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN, with a gathering one hour prior at church.

Taylor, Marilyn June
June 17, 1939 - August 4, 2015
Age 76 of Minneapolis.

Keith, Betty Anne (nee Rice)
May 30, 1928 - August 3, 2015
Age 87 of Chanhassen.

Peterson, Marvin Albert
July 3, 1935 - August 2, 2015
Age 80 of Ramsey.

Campbell, Sharon Ann (nee Phillips)
August 23, 1945 - August 2, 2015
Age 69 of St. Paul.

Massie, Walter Stephen "Steve"
February 26, 1949 - July 31, 2015
Age 66, of Richfield (formerly Shakopee), passed away July 31, 2015. He is survived by: mother: Beulah Massie; wife: Jane Massie; children: Heather (Rich) Blumer; Travis (Jerry) Fladmark; grandkids: Carson and Amanda Blumer; siblings: Bob (Pam); Rick (Lori); Rocky; Mary Beth (Ernie) Fiedler. A Celebration of Steve's life will take place from 6-7:30 PM Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at Wood Lake Nature Center, 6710 Lake Shore Dr S, Richfield, MN 55423. In lieu of flowers, a donation for a memorial can be made to Wood Lake Nature Center, c/o Steve Massie Memorial.

Josephson, Beverly Susan (nee Blowers)
August 14, 1951 - July 30, 2015
Age 63 of Maplewood, MN started her journey on July 30, 2015. Preceded in death by mother, Helen West; sisters, Linda Morgan & Lydia Jolly; and beloved daughter, Wendy Uselton. Survived by her loving husband and companion of over 50 years, David; sons, Scott and Jeremy (Jessica); siblings, Jan (Ken), Barb, Judy (Larry), Julie, Curt (Kim), Mark, Carson, Gary (Mitzi); grandchildren, Hope, Paige, Taylor, Tanner, Kevin, Shelby, Noah, Hayden; great-grandchild, Camden and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Bev’s greatest joy in life was being a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt. Her family would like to extend their appreciation for all the support of family and friends who have helped during these difficult times. A special thank you to the Ho-Chunk Nation for their generosity. A Mass to Celebrate her life will be held Tuesday, 8/18 at 10:30AM at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 2119 Stillwater Ave E., St. Paul. Visitation one hour prior followed by lunch and burial.  Interment Union Cemetery in White Bear Lake.

Medrano, Manuel Theophio
May 18, 1935 - July 30, 2015
Age 80 of St. Paul. Preceded in death by parents, Emilia and Joseph Medrano. brothers, Andrew, Matthew, Robert, sisters, Francis Pederson, Ramona Webster, and special friend, Josephine Trigo. Survived by sisters, Anita Ramirez and Margaret Rodriguez; daughters, Linda Trigo, Rose (Ken) Berg, Anita Dominguez, Erma (Al) Hicks, Vicky (Bob) Fitzgerald; and many nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. August 6th at St. Patricks Church 1095 Desoto Street, St. Paul, MN 55130. Rosary at 9 a.m., Visitation 9:30 a.m. until the time of mass at the church. Interment Calvary Cemetery.

Goodell, Robert Orlo
June 15, 1937 - July 29, 2015
Age 78 of Princeton. Navy veteran. Retired from Medtronic. Survived by wife Jan, children Buzz (Wanda) Goodell, John (Cathy) Goodell, Jenny (Bob) Gerold; 6 grandchildren, and 5 great-grand-children. A celebration of his life will be held Friday, Aug 7 from 5 to 8 pm at New Life Church in Princeton.

Kunshier, Roberta Lea "Robin" (nee Nelson)
April 27, 1957 - July 28, 2015
Age 58 of St. Croix Falls, WI.

Westcott Jr., Harry Charles
March 17, 1942 - July 28, 2015
Age 73 of Grand Rapids, MN.

Soulen, Thomas Kay
April 7, 1935 - July 28, 2015
Age 80 of Roseville. Died peacefully, July 28, 2015, surrounded by his family. Tom taught in the University of Minnesota’s Department of Plant Biology for 38 years. His teaching excellence was recognized by a number of awards, including a departmental award, the Horace T. Morse Alumni Association Award, and the President’s Award for Outstanding Service. Tom sang tenor in the Minnesota Chorale during its inaugural season and served as one of its early presidents of the board. An accomplished musician, Tom’s love of music led him to direct the North Como Presbyterian church choir for 35 years. He served on its Session at a time when women were seeking ordination as pastors and he participated in several ordination services for them. Tom achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. His love of bird watching led to many years of involvement with the Wisconsin Society of Ornithology (WSO), beginning in high school.  His activities included years of organizing bird censuses, publishing a paper in its journal, The Passenger Pigeon, while still a student, and serving as a seasonal editor of the journal for many decades. Tom was recognized for his lifelong contributions to WSO, which awarded him the Silver Passenger Pigeon Award and Certificate of Appreciation. He held the record for the most birds seen in one year in the state of Wisconsin on more than one occasion. Tom is survived by his wife, Marillyn Soulen; children, Karen Wasiluk , Sarah Sabetti (Dean Sabetti), Peter Soulen; brother, Richard Soulen (Renate Soulen); cousins Bonnie Keast and Nancy Adrian; grandchildren, John Wasiluk, Anne Wasiluk, Maria Sabetti, and Kristina Sabetti. In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer donations be made in Tom’s name to the Wisconsin Society of Ornithology,  either online at wsobirds.org or addressed to Treasurer, Wisconsin Society of Ornithology,11923 West Bender Road, Milwaukee, WI 53225. A memorial service will be held at 10 AM on Saturday, September 12, 2015,  at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1200 South Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403.

Buford Jr., Booker Truman
July 25, 1948 - July 28, 2015
Age 67 of Burnsville.

Lewis, Knute Kenneth
July 20, 1941 - July 28, 2015
Age 74 of Stillwater, MN entered his Heavenly Home on July 28, 2015. Greeted by his beloved wife, Sharon Coleman Lewis, parents Gene and Faith Lewis, brothers-in-law Cliff Keithley and Richard Snell. Survived by children Kimberly, Ann (Ab), Brian(Ann) and Michael (Shani); Grandchildren Raven, Shayna, Breanna, Kaya, Atticus, Ryker, Kai, and Avery; Brothers and sisters, Dick(Barbara) Lewis of Salmon ID; Nancy Keithley (George) of Mesa, AZ, Peggy Snell of Boise, ID, Kim( Georgia) Lewis of Bismark, ND, Cindy (Doyle) Collett of San Jose, CA, and Karen (Terry) Acker of Boise, ID; Special friends Shawn and David. Born July 20, 1941 in St. Paul, MN. Graduate of Pine City High School. Retired from US. Post Office. Knute believed there was a greeting card published for any occasion and he gifted his friends and family with many cards. He had a distinct laugh that was easily brought forth. Knute came to love and trust his Lord and was a dedicated member of his church, Salem Lutheran. His Christian Funeral will take place on Saturday, August 8 at 10:45 a.m. at Salem Lutheran, 14940 62nd St. No. Stillwater, MN. Memorials preferred to Salem Lutheran Church and Lakeview Hospice. Special thanks to caring staff of Lakeview Hospice. Private Interment

Lund, Arnold John
June 17, 1927 - July 27, 2015
Age 88 of Landfall, MN.

Jahnke, Arden Henry
August 3, 1930 - July 26, 2015
Age 84 of Minneapolis, passed away peacefully on July 26th, 2015 surrounded by loved ones. Arden was born August 3, 1930 to Ernest and Emma (Fredrich) Jahnke in Gibbon, MN. Arden and wife, Harriet raised their family in NE Minneapolis where he worked the majority of his career at Soo Line Railroad and Advance United Trucking Company. They moved to Pequot Lakes where they owned and operated the Pequot Motel until retiring to their lake home on Little Pelican Lake. Arden was preceded in death by parents; brother, Don; sister-in-law, Helaine Litzau; and brother-in-law, Gene Litzau. Survived by wife, Harriet (Schuette); sons, Randy (Marilynn), Russell, Rick (Vera Woolery) and Robert; daughters, Diane (Kirby) Jahnke-Miller, Dawn Dziuk, and Rebecca (Joseph) Nielsen; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Harvey Schuette; sisters-in-law, Carla Schuette, Gert Jahnke; and many nieces and nephews. Memorial service on Friday, July 31, at 11 AM with visitation 1 hour prior at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 4101 Washington St. NE, Columbia Heights.

Grote, Nicole Renee (Lind)
April 23, 1975 - July 26, 2015
Age 40 of St. Paul, originally of Red Wing.

Pack, Velma Louise
January 10, 1941 - July 26, 2015
Age 74 of Blaine.

Swonder, William Steven
February 5, 1953 - July 25, 2015
Age 62 of Minneapolis.

Bogdan, Keith Andrew
June 13, 1958 - July 24, 2015
Age 57 of Stillwater. Memorial service Friday, August 7 at 11:00 A.M., at the Church of St. Michael, 611 - 3rd St. S, Stillwater, MN 55082.

Zaro Jr., Ronald John
February 2, 1967 - July 23, 2015
Age 48 of St. Paul.

Billins, Dianne Darlene (nee Grice)
December 8, 1946 - July 23, 2015
Age 68 of Apple Valley.

Pierce, Gary Lee
May 20, 1946 - July 23, 2015
Age 69 of Minneapolis. Private family services.

Mousel, Joseph Nickolas
September 27, 1935 - July 23, 2015
Age 79 of Burnsville, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on July 23, 2015. Joseph will be laid to rest at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Mpls., MN. Service on August 7th at 1:30 PM. Joseph was born September 27, 1935 in Ladysmith, WI. to parents Joseph Sr. and Faye (Hammond). Preceded in death by parents and sister Bernita (Cormican).Left to honor his life are sister Betty Mousel; children Brett and Julie (Ken) Pautz and grandchildren Misti, Micah, Stacy, Malachi, Wesley, Maniel, Lincoln and Lillian. Nine great grandchildren; other friends and relatives.

Hronoski, Nicholas Walter
April 28, 1950 - July 22, 2015
Age 65 of Brooklyn Park. Passed away 7/22/2015. Preceded in death by son, Jason and wife, Patty. Nicholas was a proud Vietnam Veteran. Private interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Celebration gathering on Aug. 14, 12:30 PM, at the Fridley VFW Post #363, 1040 Osborne Road.

Standal, Linda Sue (nee Eckhart)
February 1, 1955 - July 20, 2015
Age 60 of Spring Lake Park. Private family services.

Robinson, Patricia Ann (nee Lee)
February 23, 1948 - July 20, 2015
Age 67 of Robbinsdale.

Harris, Elaine Ellen
December 17, 1935 - July 20, 2015
Age 79 of Brooklyn Center. Funeral service Tuesday, July 27 at 12:00 P.M., with visitation 1 hour prior, at Gospel Light Baptist Church, 1114 - 22nd Ave. NE, Minneapolis. Interment to follow at Sunset Memorial Park in St. Anthony, MN.

Kalscheuer, Mark Anthony Richard
October 14, 1953 - July 19, 2015
Age 61 of Burnsville. In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial donation to: Our Lady of Peace Home, St. Paul, MN. ourladyofpeacehomemn.org

Engstrom, Debra Eleen (nee Dyson)
May 18, 1952 - July 17, 2015
Age 63 of Duluth, passed away in Eagan. Debra was a resident of Duluth, Minnesota at the time of her passing. She graduated from Proctor High School. VISITATION: 10 a.m. Friday, July 31, 2015 until the 11 a.m. service at Bethany Lutheran Church, 2308 W. 3rd Street, Duluth. Burial at Oneota Cemetery.

Williams, Michael Lewis
July 25, 1948 - July 17, 2015
Age 66, of W.St. Paul, Minn., formerly of Canton, passed away on July 17, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Thelma Williams of East Sparta; his sister, Connie (White); and brother, Jack Jr. 
He is survived by his brother, William (Theresa) of Massillon; and by his partner of 21 years, Wayne Johnson of W. St. Paul; and many nieces and nephews. Prior to retiring from the American Indian OIC in Minnesota, Michael was a professor of Art and Design, as well as Dean of Education at Lowthian College for 15 years. He also operated his own studio featuring his personal artwork and design concepts. He enjoyed traveling, reading, and helping others to reach their potential; and his students were always a priority as he helped them plan their future.
A Memorial Service was held at Acacia Park Cemetery Chapel on Aug. 15th., in St. Paul, Min. (Published in The Repository on Aug. 23, 2015)

Huff, David Henry
August 14, 1940 - July 17, 2015
Age 74 of Grand Rapids, MN, passed away in Brooklyn Center.

Gutzman, Ruby Dean (nee Fritz)
August 3, 1940 - July 17, 2015
Age 74 of Minneapolis. No services planned.

Groleau, Cora Dell (nee Hood)
April 18, 1935 - July 17, 2015
Age 80 of Woodbury. Services to be held this fall in Colorado.

Snede, Paul Jeffrey
November 13, 1958 - July 16, 2015
Age 56 of Shakopee, lost his long battle with cancer on July 16 at the age of 56. He passed at his brother Don's home in Chanhassen surrounded by his close, loving family. We thank Don and Chris for allowing his untimely death to be so peaceful and are proud to say that his brother Randy and sister Barb would have provided the same comfort at a moment's notice. Paul was born in Minneapolis as the youngest to John and Alice Snede and grew-up in Burnsville, where he continued on to high school which he graduated early from. He continued studies at Northwestern Tech School which embarked him on a near 40 year career in the tech industry, including an eventual BA and BS in engineering. He began and ended that career at Seagate technologies where he had a lasting impact on the design and construction of computer data storage drives, domestically and globally. Paul's young adult life revolved almost exclusively around the band he played lead guitar for, Crescent and later the Mekanix. His long haired, motorcycling days were cut short when he had two loving children, Erik & Marin. He was an amazing father making his children a number one priority. His later years were spent furthering his career, where he had opportunities to travel to China and Singapore. Along with his passion for music, Paul also shared his lifelong love of skiing with his children, a sport important in his childhood. He later fell in love with the game of golf and devoted lots of time to it. Paul was optimistic, upbeat, and always smiling. He loved those around him and it showed in his everyday demeanor and character. He will be sorely missed and we ask you to come celebrate in a memorial of his life at the Bent Creek golf club in Eden Prairie, MN on Saturday the 25th of July from 11 am - 3 pm. Donations may be made to the Children's Miracle Network.

Pesina III, William Walter
April 21, 1955 - July 16, 2015
Age 60 of St. Paul.

Vomela, Gregory James
June 2, 1947 - July 13, 2015
Age 68 of Palisade, MN.

Gerr, Mary Anna (nee Saumer)
September 29, 1930 - July 12, 2015
Age 84 of Arden Hills. Passed away suddenly at home on July 12th, 2015. Preceded in death by loving husband, Marty Gerr; parents, Rudolph & Mary; brothers, Jerome, Gene and Ray; sisters, June and Betty. Survived by daughters, Gerri Huber, Mary Katherine Gerr; grandchildren, Bradley (Kaili Huber), Michaelynn (Josh) Huber; great-grandchildren, Mia Rose and Lauren Tilly; brother, Jim Saumer; loving dog, Trinket; and many nieces and nephews. Graveside Service will be held on July 25th, 2015 at 10:30AM at the Tuttle Cemetery, in Tuttle ND. 

Rime, Kim Allen "Kimbo"
July 4, 1957 - July 11, 2015
Age 58 of Blaine. Preceded in death by father, Kenneth; sister, Vicki Volk. Survived by wife, Pam; son, Kevin; daughter, Shannen Mary; grandson, Keegan Hafner; mother, Adelyn; brothers, Paul (Joan) and Mark (Conny); brother-in-law, Bruce Volk; father and mother-in-law, Tom and Barb Chandonnet; brother-in-law, Bob (Bonnie); sister-in-law, Shelly; numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial service Thursday, July 16 at First Lutheran, 1555 40th Ave NE, Col. Hts. Visitation 11 AM, service at 12 Noon.

Maher, Joy Marie (nee Landes)
November 13, 1948 - July 11, 2015
Age 66 of Otsego, MN.

Rittenour, Lauri Ann (nee Kelly)
June 5, 1969 - July 10, 2015
Age 46 of Princeton. Private family services.

Davis, Shirley Helene (nee Dick)
July 18, 1935 - July 10, 2015
Age 79 of Green Valley, AZ, passed away in St. Paul.

Olson, Steven Russell
December 29, 1959 - July 9, 2015
Age 55 of Barron, WI, passed away in Rochester.

Bielke, Brian Joseph
October 6, 1986 - July 9, 2015
Age 28 of Apple Valley.

Przybylski, Helen Agnes (nee Kmiecik)
October 8, 1936 - July 8, 2015
Age 78 of St. Paul.

Sainio, James Olaf "JO"
August 25, 1945 - July 8, 2015
Age 69 of Coon Rapids, passed away peacefully at 5:20 am on July 8. Survived by Bart, Brandon and Gloria; brother, Earl; sister-in-law, Judy and many wonderful nieces & nephews and great friends. Preceded in death by parents, Irene & Olaf Sainio; sister, Donna and brother, Ade. He was a truck driver. He enjoyed deer hunting, loved chocolate covered donuts and scratch tickets. A celebration with family & friends will be Saturday, July 18, 1-3 PM at Kraus-Hartig VFW, 8100 Pleasant View Drive, Spring Lake Park. For directions call: 763-780-1900.

Manos, Pamela Jean
June 7, 1955 - July 7, 2015
Age 60 of St. Paul.

Carter, Thomas Howard
June 21, 1928 - July 7, 2015
Age 87 of Bloomington. Inurnment at Skylawn Memorial Park in San Mateo, CA.

Nelson, Jennifer Christine (nee Ekholm)
May 9, 1985 - July 6, 2015
Age 30 of Lakeville. Passed away on July 6, 2015.Survived by husband, Jeff; parents, David & Annette; brother, Matthew; grandparents, Ginger McFaul, Stanley & Florace Johnson, and Gail Ekholm; parents- in-law, Mike Samuelson and Joanne Nelson; brothers & sisters-in-law, Joseph (Kate) Samuelson and Shannon Samuelson; and many other beloved family members. Preceded in death by grandfather, Robert Ekholm; and aunt, Karen Denn. She will be greatly missed by those who loved her. Celebration of Life will be held on Sat., July 11 at Hope Community Church, 9623-162nd St. W, Lakeville, MN. Visitation at noon with the service at 2pm.  

Sarff, Carl Michael
October 17, 1955 - July 6, 2015
Age 59 of Chaska. The world's greatest Green Bay Packer's fan, Carl Michael Sarff, has been added to Heaven's All Star Line Up. He was born October 17, 1955 in Rice Lake, WI to Dona Mae and Carl Jackson Sarff, older brother to Susan Jacqueline. Carl Michael passed away in his sleep from kidney failure in his home in Chaska, MN with his loving wife, Julie, and his children by his side on July 6th, 2015. Carl Michael Sarff grew up in Chetek, WI. The high school football star graduated in 1973. He packed up his roller-skates and moved to the Twin Cities. In 1979, he was in a life-altering car accident that left him in the hospital fighting for his life. It was there that his flirtation with the nurses landed him a wife, Pamela Reischel. They married in 1980 and had 2 beautiful children, Justin Carl and Haley Marie. Although the couple divorced, Carl claimed Pamela's third child, Christopher Jerome, as his own. In 1997, Carl mixed business with pleasure by marrying Julie (Harmening) Shewchuk, his new business and life partner. He also adding Julie's daughter, Nicole (Shewchuk) Phillips, to his family tree. Living in Chaska, MN, the couple grew their successful cleaning business. Their loving home is where Carl loved to putter in his garden and where he proudly earned his first Girl Scout patch for patience. Carl, the “animal whisperer,” loved to play with his cats—“the boys"—and his dog, Roxy. He loved playing a good game of cribbage, watching WWE, Monster Trucks and, of course, his beloved Green Bay Packers, all while pacing in the kitchen and meticulously organizing his Tupperware. When he was not vacationing in some tropical paradise, Carl loved the Minnesota State Fair. He loved walking through all the buildings and trying the new foods, but he could not leave without getting a foot-long hotdog with sauerkraut and onions. He was a dedicated member of Diamond Lake Lutheran Church where he greeted everyone with a smile and was the "coffee man of the kitchen." He had many loves and many gifts, but his greatest gift was making people smile, especially his grandson and little buddy, Myron. Whether you knew him as Carl, Mike, dad or grandpa he will always be remembered as an amazing man with an immense amount of patience, his constant dedication and his positive outlook on life. Preceded in death by parents Donna Mae Severude and Carl Jackson; stepfather Kenny Severude; grandparents Severt and Esther Solum; first wife’s father, Jerome Reischel; mother-in-law, Virginia Nyblom and father-in-law Lester Harmening. Survivors include Julie, his loving wife of 18 years; first wife, Pam Nichols of Brooklyn Center, MN; son, Justin Sarff (fiancé Katherine Denne) of Zimmerman, MN; daughter and son-in-law Haley (Stephen) DeLong of Minneapolis, MN; step-daughter, Nicole (Cori) Phillips of Glencoe, MN; son, Christopher Sarff Norbom and girlfriend, Anna Denanath of Minneapolis, MN; grandchildren, Myron DeLong and Hunter Phillips and sister, Susan (Dave) Tindell of Birchwood, WI. A celebration of Carl Sarff's life will be held at Diamond Lake Lutheran Church, 5760 Portland Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55417 on Friday, July 10, 2015, visitation at 10:00, and service at 11:00. In lieu of commercial flowers, feel free to bring flowers from your garden since Carl loved to putter in his. 

Curley, Francis Thomas "Bud"
July 3, 1926 - July 6, 2015
Age 89, of Rosemount, MN. Born July 3, 1926, Died July 6, 2015. Bud died of cancer at home surrounded by family. Raised in Brown County, MN. Joined the Marine Corps and served in the South Pacific during WWII. Married Mary Black in 1948. Preceded in death by father, Frank Curley; mother, Ruby Curley; sister, Cosma Curley; sons, Brian, Shawn, Casey Curley; grandchild, Jacob Trebil. Survived by wife, Mary Curley; children, Patrick Curley, Colleen (Paul) Trebil, Mary (John) Hamre, Barry (Colleen) Curley, Terry (Geno) Anderson, Napper (Denise) Curley, Shannon (Diane) Curley; 26 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Ann Hayes. Morning Mass St. Joseph's Catholic Church 8:30 AM Thurs. 7/9, Rosemount, MN.

Henkel, Ward Richard
June 16, 1952 - July 6, 2015
Age 63 of St. Paul.

Krause, Barbara Jean (nee Fransisco)
August 27, 1947 - July 5, 2015
Age 67 of Wyoming, MN.

Thompson, Richard Charles
November 4, 1936 - July 5, 2015
Age 78 of Stillwater.

Pfeiffer, Sophia Douglass (nee Wells)
August 10, 1918 - July 4, 2015
Age 96 of St. Paul.

Tosun, Tomorr
September 3, 1952 - July 3, 2015
Age 62 of Woodbury.

Brandt, Joe Lee
December 28, 1989 - July 2, 2015
Age 25 of Burnsville.

Floden, Harland Odell
June 7, 1937 - July 1, 2015
Beloved Husband, Dad, Grandpa. Passed away on July 3, 2015 at age 78 at Pillars Hospice in Oakdale after a battle with a Glioblastoma brain tumor. He was the son of John & Alma Floden of Wendell. Survived by wife Blanche (Loken) of 53 years, daughters Shelly (Tom) Kramer, Suzanne (Dan) Gregg & Stephanie (Bob) Kaufman. Grandchildren Rachel & Matt Kramer, Peter & Patrick Gregg, Michael, Katie, Marcus & Kristin Kaufman. Brother-in-law Pete & Jeanne Loken, sister-in-law Beth Gedde, loving nieces & nephews, cousins & a community of friends. He spent 30 years with Ford Motor Assembly Plant in St. Paul , 26 years as a Volunteer Fire Fighter in Roseville & 3 years as a firefighter in Fergus Falls.  He has always sung in his church choirs. He spent his retirement years volunteering in his community. Memorial Service will be Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church at 1660 W. Cty Rd B in Roseville at 6:00pm with visitation 1½  hours prior to the service. Private interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Memorials prefered to St. Michael's Church, Caring Bridge or Pillars Hospice.

Schmit, Dennis Andrew
December 17, 1942 - July 1, 2015
Age 72 of Blaine, died Friday, July 3, 2015 at his home. Survived by wife, Toots; children: Adam Boler (Truda) Micheal Boler, Kathrine Schmit, Philip Schmit, Patrick Schmit; grandchildren: Austin and Blake Boler, Max and Jolyn Schmit; brother Jerry (Carol) Schmit; sisters Gloria (Don) Lenzen, Marlene (Roger) Chirhart and Betty Gaida; many nieces and nephews, cousins, aunts and uncle. Loving friends and coworkers at Kurt manufacturing. Preceded in death by parents: Kathryn and Louis Lezer and brothers Daniel and William Schmit. Memorial service 7/19/15, 2-5 pm at Riverdale Church, 3210 Bunker Lk Blvd, Andover, 55304.

Hoff, Harold Victor Lundberg
December 17, 1942 - July 1, 2015
Age 72, lifetime resident of Shoreview passed away peacefully on July 1, 2015 at our Lady of Peace Hospice Home. Preceded in death by parents, Harold Victor Lundberg, Edward and Florence Hoff and sister, Susan Brandanger. Survived by spouse, Patty; children, Tamara (Fred) Harvell and Harold Victor Hoff, Jr.; grandson, Rich and great-grands, Alayna and Kaylee; siblings, Kenneth Hoff and Karen (Robert )Weber; former wife/lifetime friend, Sandy Hoff and numerous other family and friends. Harold was a US naval veteran and retired from the Soo Line railroad.The family wishes to extend our most sincere appreciation to Katie Hess. A celebration of Harold's life will be hosted by his children in October due to family circumstances.

Thielsen, Gayle May
March 10, 1948 - July 1, 2015
Age 67 of Minneapolis.

Jarshaw, Jeffrey Warren
February 5, 1996 - June 30, 2015
Age 19 of St. Paul. Services to be held at a later date in Iowa.

Olson, Shirley Marie (nee Weis)
January 17, 1932 - June 30, 2015
Age 83 of Chisago City.

Vanderheiden, Joy Serena (nee Daehlin)
May 29, 1969 - June 30, 2015
Age 46 of Coon Rapids.

Novak, Loretta Josepine (nee Tulenchik)
June 9, 1944 - June 30, 2015
Age 71 of Hudson, WI. Born on June 9, 1944 in Pine River, MN. Went on her journey to Heaven on June 30, 2015. Survived by her daughter Michelle (Paul) Storvick, grandchildren, Paul, Peter, Hanna, and brothers; Leroy and James. Proceeded in death by parents Robert and Elmay Tulenchik. Loretta(Lori) had a passion for cooking food from other countries. She often entertained others in her home and you were quickly expected to help prep. Her second love was sewing. Her great accomplishments were designing her daughter's wedding dress and creating outfits for her grandchildren. Lori loved to be outside in her yard; planting and growing her own food. She loved to travel and was able to see Europe, Puerto Rico, and Mexico. Her two favorite careers were being an executive secretary for MONY and Marquette Bank and a home day care provider. She cared for children in her homes of St. Paul, White Bear Lake, and retiring in Mahtomedi. There will be a graveside service at her final resting place; the Maple Hill Cemetery in Pine River at 11am August 8th.

Dyes, Virgie Mae (nee Williams)
January 25, 950 - June 29, 2015
Age 65 of Minneapolis.

McRill Sr., David Matthew
March 7, 1959 - June 29, 2015
Age 56 of Clark Fork, ID, passed away in Minneapolis.

Warren, James John
May 5, 1938 - June 29, 2015
Age 77, formerly of St. Cloud, died June 29th in Apple Valley, MN. Jim was born in St. Cloud to Arthur and Mabel (Lunman) Warren. He worked with his father and brother at the St. Regis Paper Mill, and married Janna Linnell also from St. Cloud. He is survived by his 3 children: John (Debbie), Jacqui, & JoAnne (Randy) Stick; ex-wife Janna Warren-Perry; brother Arthur; nephew Jeff; 3 grandchildren: John (Cathy), Amanda (Mike) Surko, & Ashley; 2 great-grandchildren: Gavin & Jackson Surko. He was preceded in death by parents, and 2 sisters: Ellen (Ralph) Barrett; & Cathy.

Nelson, Joyce Ethel (nee Brown)
April 12, 1931 - June 29, 2015
Age 84 of Roseville.

Ingram, Willie Clifford
April 27, 1952 - June 28, 2015
Age 63 of Minneapolis.

Becerra, Israel Eduardo
January 8, 2009 - June 28, 2015
Age 6 of Broken Arrow, OK. Services to be handled by Floral Haven Funeral Home in OK (918-252-2518).

Boisvert, Allison Claire
April 19, 1943 - June 28, 2015
Age 72 of Minneapolis. Allison left this world on June 28th, 2015 to join her relatives: Coco, Margie, Sam, Charlie, Teddy, Witchie and Bobby. Survived by daughter, Meghan (Dan) Hill; sons, Ian and Patrick McMonigal; brother, Wade; sisters, Annette (Rob) Coombs, Jeri Boisvert (Greg Peterson), Maria Boisvert and Maria McCarter; nieces, Rochelle (Eric) Rice, Jennifer (Pete) Swenson, Nicole Beattie; nephews, Luc Boisvert, Karl Coombs & Michael Boisvert Peterson; great nieces and nephews & many others who called her auntie, grandma and cherished friend. Allison's life was a tour de force. She lived and worked with great passion & purpose. She was in the social services field for over 35 years and was recognized nationally for her efforts to end homelessness & intergenerational poverty. She was a truth teller with high expectations, but deeply compassionate and tender. She was an inspirational leader and mentor who touched many lives by engaging soul to soul. She was an audacious artist, ruthless card player, a beautiful, Crimson-lipped diva with a wicked sense of humor and a brilliant mind. We cannot express how much we will miss her fierce, loving presence and her wisdom. We are so grateful for the loving care she received from Dr. Tim Larsen, Sara, Katie, Jill, Marie and all the folks at Abbott and Minnesota Oncology, as well as Mary Ann, Mary Beth, Keri and the good people at Heartland Hospice. A celebration of her life will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at Pax Christi Catholic Church, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN 55347. (952) 405-7203.

Lowe, Dorothy Jean (nee Averill)
May 8, 1936 - June 28, 2015
Age 79 of Inver Grove Heights. Graduated from Monroe High School Class of 1954. Longtime employee of St. Paul Police Department. Preceded in death by parents, Howard and Marcella; sister, Patricia Stynski; and granddaughter, Grace. Survived by children, Vickie (Bernie) Schauer, Rob (Josie), Barb (Mike) McNabb; 9 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; siblings, Gerald, Cecilia Maciej, William; and many other relatives and friends. Special thanks to staff at St. Therese at St. Odilia. Private services were held.

Jones, William Barry
November 8, 1953 - June 27, 2015
Age 61 of Burnsville.

Williams, Joyce Lavette
February 8, 1965 - June 27, 2015
Age 50 of Oakdale. Passed away peacefully surrounded by family on June 27, 2015.Survived by fiancé Edward Butts; parents Olivia & James Loving; children Edward Bobo, Alexandria Williams; grand-children JaKarri and Alia Keys; one sister and two brothers; and a host of family and friends. Memorial Service: Saturday, July 11, 2015 11:00AM at Wulff Funeral Home, (651) 776-1555.

Donovan, Edward George
October 15, 1965 - June 26, 2015
Age 49 of Barnesville, MN.

Duncan, Christina Renee (nee Zeno)
September 30, 1964 - June 26, 2015
Age 50 of North St. Paul. Passed away on June 26, 2015. She was loved and survived by mother, Carolyn; father, Toby; brother, Todd; 2 nephews, Jameel and Khalil; 2 great-nephews; and 1 great-niece. Private family services.

Roders, Elizabeth "Betty" Kathern (nee Mertz)
January 3, 1929 - June 26, 2015
Age 86 of Kenosha, Wis., passed away peacefully on June 26, 2015. She was born Jan. 3, 1929, in Kenosha, daughter of the late Christian and Amalia (Schaefer) Mertz. She was a secretary at Simmons Company, the Air Force office at American Motors, the Social Security Office, and Friedens Lutheran School. She was a member of Friedens Lutheran Church. Surviving are her daughter, Linda Rasch of North St Paul, Minn., and her sister, Pauline Hoye of Willoughby, Oh. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Roders, son Mark Roders of Kenosha, sisters Mollie Haasch of Wauwatosa, and Marie Miller of Smithfield, Va., brothers John Mertz, Christian Mertz, and Gene Mertz of Kenosha. The family is deeply thankful to all her caregivers at St Josephs Home and Rehabilitation Center, Kenosha, and The Homestead at Maplewood, MN, and Health Partners Hospice. Visitation for Betty will be held at Friedens Lutheran Church at 5038 19th Ave, Kenosha, WI on Saturday, July 11, 2015, at 10 a.m., with services at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the "Elizabeth Roders Memorial Fund" at TCF Bank are gratefully appreciated.

Felknor, Donald David
December 22, 1940 - June 25, 2015
Age 74 of Plymouth.

Pettit, Judith Elaine (nee Morris)
June 29, 1941 - June 24, 2015
Age 73 of Oakdale. Judy passed away June 24th, 2015 and was met at Heaven's gate by her mother Dorothy, her husband John, father Lewis and brothers, Myrl, Larry, Donny and Bob. She is survived by her sister Barbara, children Timothy, Douglas, Melissa, their spouses and her grandchildren. At Judy's request, a private service will be held in Washington State surrounded by the beauty of the mountain's that Judy held so close to her heart. Mama P — Your restrictions are no more as you run through Heaven's door.

Vinokurow, Suzanne Anita (nee LeClerc)
June 15, 1951 - June 23, 2015
Age 64 of St. Paul.

Gelle, Cecil Simon
September 29, 1927 - June 23, 2015
Age 87 of Grasston, passed away 6/23/2015. Survived by wife, Myrtle; daughters, Karen (Tim) and Debra (Jim); 5 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; brother, Marvin (Gloria); and sister, Lois. Memorial service to be held at Zion Lutheran Church, 401 Main St S., Pine City on Monday, June 29 at 11 AM. Visitation at 10 AM.

Smebakken, Theodore Bryan
October 14, 1933 - June 23, 2015
Age 81 of St. Paul, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on 6/23/15. Preceded in death by parents Selmer & Velma, sister Bonnie Lou, former wife Susan, and children Peter & Nansi. Survived by siblings Clay, Sharon, Joy, Bruce, & Lessi, and sons Bryan & Andrew. Following public school in Hot Springs, South Dakota, Ted earned a B.A. from Carleton College in 1955 where he met the love of his life, Sue Kennedy. His senior year, he was named Captain of the Carleton Football Team which went undefeated and won the Mid-west Conference Championship. He was awarded honorable mention as a half back on the Little All American Football Team. Ted served in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1957. He went on to work for the Minneapolis Star as a political writer and then as an assistant city editor, become Governor Anderson's Press Secretary, and become Director of the Metropolitan Council's Public Information Office. In 1989, he opened his antique shop, Peter's Oldies but Goodies. Truly a community presence, Ted's shop saw countless conversations about politics, sports, fishing, and life. He took time with any who crossed his path. His gruff presence, wry humor and smile will be missed by all and sundry, from family and friends to the many who frequented the corner of Selby & Fairview. A graveside service will be held for family and close friends at 11:30 on 7/18/15 at Fairview Cemetery in Stillwater. All are welcome to come for a celebration of Ted's life at 4:00 on 7/18/15 at Cahoots, 1562 Selby Ave., St. Paul. In lieu of memorials, please donate in Ted's name to an organization of your choice. Call 651-895-7586 for more information.

Anderson, Bruce John
June 20, 1947 - June 23, 2015
Age 68 of Montevideo, MN. Passed away surrounded by family on June 23, 2015. Survived by wife, Nkem; daughters, Kimberly (Chris) Kluender, Kerri (Timothy) Mitchell, Camille (Scott) Zweber, Christy (Dustin) Smith, Cynthia (Henri) Mitambo; 11 grandchildren; sisters, Carol, Kay, Nancy; brothers, Charlie, Joe; and many other family and friends.Celebration of Life at 12Noon on Tuesday (6/30) at 6865 Shingle Creek Pkwy, Brooklyn Center, MN.

Lovejoy, Dawn Rae (nee Markuson)
August 12, 1951 - June 22, 2015
Age 63 of Apple Valley.

Benson, Teresa Ann
November 3, 1959 - June 22, 2015
Age 55 of Minneapolis.

White Jr., Robert A.
January 8, 1949 - June 21, 2015
Age 66 of Minneapolis, originally of Chicago, IL. Mass of Christian Burial Friday, June 26 at 12:00 P.M., with visitation 1 hour prior, at the Church of the Ascension, 1723 Bryant Ave. N, Minneapolis. Interment to follow at Hillside Cemetery in Minneapolis.

Morgenstern Jr., William James
May 4, 1951 - June 21, 2015
Age 64 of West St. Paul.

Metcalf, Carolyn Frances (nee Erwin)
July 22, 1946 - June 21, 2015
Age 68 of Inver Grove Heights. Carolyn was born in St. Petersburg, FL on July 22, 1946. She passed away on June 21, 2015. She will be so missed by her family, Sara, Allison, Dean, Rena and her husband Tim. She is remembered as a woman with wonderful wisdom who many sought for advice. Memorial service will be held July 1, 2015, at 11:00 am at the Sensory Garden in the MN Landscape Arboretum.

Jones, Gregory Richard
May 11, 1944 - June 20, 2015
Age 71 of St. Paul. Services pending.

Gillman, Mary Janet
January 19, 1943 - June 19, 2015
Age 72 of New Richmond, WI. Memorial service Tuesday, June 23 at 1:00 P.M. at Deerfield Gables Nursing Home, 505 W, 8th St., New Richmond, WI. Inurnment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Johnson, Timothy Lee
July 19, 1962 - June 18, 2015
Age 52 of East St. Paul Golden Gloves Champion. Survived by 3 loving children, Dustin, Jeremiah and Shauna; 1 grandson, Isaiah. Celebration of Life Friday, July 10 12noon at St. Stanislaus 398 Superior St., St. Paul, 55102. Benefit following service for family and friends at Sherwood Lounge in St. Paul. Memorials preferred. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/twincities/obituary.aspx?n=timothy-lee-johnson&pid=175220092#sthash.CIhaZTUS.dpuf

Mitchell, Richard John
July 7, 1945 - June 18, 2015
Age 69 of St. Paul. Loving husband, father and friend. Survived by many loving friends and family. Celebration of Life Sunday, July 12, 2015, 1 – 3 pm IBEW Local 110 St. Paul Main Hall, 1330 Conway Street, St. Paul, MN 55106.

Milligan, Leola Maria
January 13, 1953 - June 18, 2015
Age 62 of Woodbury, originally of San Tuce, Puerto Rico.

Schavone, Mark David
July 17, 1957 - June 18, 2015
Age 57 of Milaca, originally of PA.

Russell, Mary Louise
December 28, 1952 - June 18, 2015
Age 62 of Naperville, IL, passed away in Durand, WI.

Kennedy, Marlene Leone (nee Krattenmaker)
April 29, 1943 - June 18, 2015
Age 72 72 of Paynesville, formerly of Rochester, passed away Thursday, June 18, 2015, at her son's home in Lakeville, after a short time with cancer. Marlene was born April 29, 1943, in Benson, to George Patrick and Leona Erma (Guse) Krattenmaker. Marlene married Gerald Francis Kennedy, Sr. on Nov. 3, 1962, in Murdock. She was a wife, mom, sister and grandma. "Grandma" was a great sports enthusiast for her kids and grandkids. The best cook in the kitchen could be found wherever she was at. "Grandma" took everyone in as her own. Marlene is survived by her children, Jerry Jr. (Lorraine) and their children, Ann, Mark and Michael; Shawn (Denise) and their children, McKendry and Brenden; Corey (Trish) and their children, Riley, Aiden, Michaela, Aly and Cooper; and Jessica (Jeff) Hunt and their children, Cody, Jamin and Ian; sister, Sheila Krattenmaker and special nephew, Michael Krattenmaker; and many nieces, nephews and in-laws. Marlene was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Kennedy, Sr.; parents, George and Leona Krattenmaker; mother and father-in-law, Jack and Ann Kennedy; and brother, Pat Krattenmaker. All memorial services will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Murdock, Minn., with a visitation from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 25. The memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 26, at the church. Memorials requested in lieu of flowers.

Dawson, Leslie Herman
November 3, 1947 - June 18, 2015
Age 67 of St. Louis Park.

Kennedy, Nancy Jean (nee Sullivan)
January 28, 1923 - June 17, 2015
Age 92 of Minnetonka.

Bell, Raymond Basil
May 19, 1942 - June 17, 2015
Age 73 of Spring Lake Park.

Swanson, Carl Richard
April 22, 1934 - June 16, 2015
Age 81 of St. Michael. Born April 22, 1934, in Cokato. Middle name Richard, family called him "Dick." He graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College in 1956, and served our Country as a First Lieutenant in the Marine Corps, based in Okinawa. He worked in the fiberglass and plastic industry for 30 years, owning and operating Swanson Fiberglass Repair for many of those years. One of Carl's passions was preventing the spread of invasive plant species in lakes. As President of the Minn. Lakes Assoc. he testified before the Legislature in support of the "Milfoil" bill. That legislation became law, helping to protect our lakes today. He also served as President of the Greater Lake Sylvia Assoc. Besides his love of lakes, he enjoyed volunteering at his church as a reader, greeter, and a deep bass singer in the choir. His love of music carried over to his singing in the Three Rivers Chorale and serving as its Board President. Dick was a loving husband and father. He will be mourned and missed by his family. Dick is survived by his wife of 50 years, Jean; brother, David (Joanne); sons, Peter (Anna) and Erik (Paula); grandchildren, Wyatt, Mei Bryn, Carl and Frederick. Memorial service will be held on Sun., July 12, 2 PM at Word of Peace Lutheran Church, 21705 129th Ave. N., Rogers. Visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials preferred to the Greater Lake Sylvia Assoc., P.O. Box 41, Annandale, MN 55302, or lakesylvia.org/….

Coder Jr., Harold Vernon
June 30, 1953 - June 16, 2015
Age 61 of Minneapolis.

Epling, Deborah Kathleen (nee Bolstad)
February 5, 1948 - June 15, 2015
Age  67 of Elk River, passed away peacefully on June 15, 2015.  Survived by children, Kelly (Jason) Eldred-Ryan, Carey Eldred, and Daniel Eldred; grandchildren, Graeme & Hayden; and many loving family & friends.  Preceded by her parents, Newman & Evelyn & brother, Stephen.  Celebration Gathering on Saturday, June 27, 1pm-5pm at Kelly's Home.  For more information email: debbiescelebration@gmail.com.

Monsma, William Brink, Phd, M.Div
October 30, 1942 - June 15, 2015
Age 72 Minneapolis MN went home to be with his Lord, passing away peacefully on June 15. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Marion Monsma and sister, Elin Block. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Mary Beth, who faithfully cared for him each day during his long journey with Parkinson's disease; sister Rosemary (David) Radius, brother-in- law Bert Block, son Jonathan, daughter Anne (Wes) Anderson; grandchildren Andrew, Jonathan, Katerina, Nathaniel, Emma, William; and daughter-in-law Molly (Inthisan) Monsma. Upon graduating from Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI with a degree in physics, he received a Danforth Graduate Fellowship and a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship. His PhD was in Theoretical Physics from the University of Colorado (Boulder). He later obtained a Masters of Divinity from Calvin Seminary. He taught at Calvin College, Augsburg College and the University of Minnesota. William is best remembered for founding The MacLaurin Institute, a Christian Study Center at the University of Minnesota in 1982. The organization nurtures a community of students, professors, pastors and vocational leaders with the vision that faith and academics can rationally work together. William took great comfort in the ensuing leadership of Bryan Bademan, who as Executive Director of Mac-LaurinCSF, has expanded William's vision into an exciting and dynamic future. Memorials may be sent to MacLaurinCSF or Struthers Parkinson's Center. A celebration of his life will be held 11am on Friday, July 10 at Hope Presbyterian Church in Richfield MN (612-866-4055) with a visitation 1 hour prior and a light lunch following.

Dicks, Richard Erwin
December 18, 1928 - June 15, 2015
Age 86 years young took his last peaceful breath June 15, 2015. A wonderful loving husband to Lorraine for 66 years, best dad to Rick (Kathy), Brad (Alice), Lori (Tom), and John (Mary). A much loved Grandpa to Bryan (Katie), Jared, Jason, Cory, Lauren, and Lani Kae. A cherished brother, father-in-law, brother-in-law, and uncle. A respected and kind man to many friends and anyone's life he touched. We hope everyone will keep Richard in their thoughts and join the family for a fall memorial service. Full details will be announced at that time.

Hemker, Wallace Franklin
October 10, 1923 - June 15, 2015
Age 91 of Coon Rapids, passed away in his sleep June 15th after a long battle with Alzheimer's. He was preceded in death by his spouse Catherine "Katie" Hemker, parents, 3 sisters and 1 brother. He is survived by 1 brother, 1 sister and many nieces and nephews. A celebration of life will be held on June 20th at 1PM at Bill's home. No monetary gifts. Memorials preferred to The Alzheimer's Assn.

Miller, Paula Annette (nee Smith)
July 24, 1962 - June 14, 2015
Age 52 of Savage. Memorial service to be held in Clam Falls, WI at a later date.

Thompson, William Olen
December 24, 1946 - June 14, 2015
Age 68 of St. Paul. With profound love we inform of the passing of our father, Bill Thompson of St. Paul on June 14, 2015. Survived by his wife Bualai, daughters Dominique, Julia and Brita and his blessed grandson. Join us to celebrate his life at St. Paul's Unity Unitarian Church, 733 Portland Ave on June 23rd, 6pm. May his spirit dance with the music of the wind. Boat for sale.

Eickstadt, Colleen Mary (nee O'Connor)
December 8, 1939 - June 13, 2015
Age 75 of Rush City.

Moody, Carolyn Larraine
August 8, 1958 - June 12, 2015
Age 56 of Minneapolis. Funeral service Friday, June 19 at 4:00 P.M., with visitation 1 hour prior, at Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 2600 E. 38th St., Minneapolis. Urn burial at a later date at Burr Oak Cemetery in Chicago, IL.

Burke, Sheila Marie
April 6, 1957 - June 12, 2015
Age 58 of St. Paul. Died June 12th, 2015 after living with cancer for 2 years. She leaves behind her beautiful daughter, Molly Burke; siblings, Shannon (Rick) Peterson, Maureen (Dan) Feely, Trisha Paino, Paul (Pam) Burke. Sheila was most at home in the back of a canoe in the BWCA/Quetico. Our deepest gratitude to Our Lady of Peace Home for the opportunity they provided Sheila to both be blessed and be a blessing to those whose paths she crossed on her journey home. Family will gather to honor Sheila's life privately. Memorials preferred to Our Lady of Peace Home, 2076 St. Anthony Ave., St. Paul, MN 55104.

Villebrun Jr., David Richard
October 8, 1958 - June 10, 2015
Age 56 of St. Paul.

Siverhus, Frank Joseph
June 11, 1960 - June 8, 2015
Age 54 of St. Paul.

Rollins, Richard Glenn
June 23, 1940 - June 8, 2015
Age 54 of New Brighton.

Geidl, Daniel Gene
July 31, 1960 - June 7, 2015
Age 26 of Minneapolis. Preceded in death by parents.  Survived by daughter; brother and sister.  Dan was a professional auto technician with excellent skills and always willing to help or teach anyone that was in need.  He will be missed by his family and friends.  Memorial service will be on Wednesday, 6/24, from 2-4pm at Flanery Park, 1487 Onondaga St. NE, Fridley, MN.

Nicholson, Anne Marie
April 12, 1989 - June 7, 2015
Age 26 of Columbus, MN. Memorial service 6:00 PM Thursday, June 11 at MUELLER-BIES FUNERAL HOME-LINO LAKES, 7050 Lake Dr (Cty Hwy 23). Visitation from 3-6 PM Thursday. Interment Private. MUELLER-BIES 651-784-3390 muellerbies.com

Pelton, Clifford Neal
February 28, 1917 - June 7, 2015
Age 98 of Roseville, peacefully passed away June 7, 2015. A quiet, thoughtful man, Cliff lived a long, satisfying life. Having served as a naval mechanic in WWII, Cliff became an industrial engineer with a keen eye for detail. He retired from FMC in 1982. He enjoyed many interests, was an accomplished photographer, avid music collector, skilled guitarist, and a southpaw with a good fast ball. Late nights would find him playing with his favorite combo, entertaining the crowd. On Sunday morning he'd join church musicians bringing a bit of jazz on his electric guitar. His biscuits and gravy made the best breakfast you could eat. He will be missed by all, especially by his wife of 58 years, Eva, daughter Terrianne, daughter Anita, son Ken, and sons-in-law Kirk and Jim. His grandchildren Peter, John, Amy, Erica, and Max would like one more breakfast biscuit. His several great-grandchildren wish to have known him better. Visitation, Wednesday, June 10th, 2pm at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 4101 Washington St NE, Columbia Hts. Service to follow at 3pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Our Lady of Peace Hospice, 2076 St. Anthony Ave, St. Paul, MN.

Heider, Karl Leonard
September 24, 1951 - June 7, 2015
Age 63 of Cloquet, MN.

Lathrop, Scott Alan
June 13, 1965 - June 6, 2015
Age 49 of Farmington.

Djubek, Mary Ann (nee Plechey)
December 3, 1929 - June 6, 2015
Age 85 of Maple Grove.

Tompkins, Lorraine Ann (nee Sullivan)
March 25, 1918 - June 5, 2015
Age 97 of St. Paul,passed away peacefully on June 5, 2015. Preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Francis (Tom) M. Tompkin and sister, Isobell Goodwin. Survived by daughters, Lorraine E. Scholz (Kurt) & Frances Tompkins; grandchildren, Steven & Jessica Scholz, Nicole & Michelle Ranallo. Lorraine was a graduate of the College of St. Catherine’s nursing program.  Even though her nursing career was short lived, due to a growing family, Lorraine was an active participant in St. Kate’s scholarship program to help other students pursue their education. Lorraine was an avid card player with Bridge being her passion. She was in many Bridge clubs over the years, was a holder of Masters Points, and was able to enjoy this pastime almost to the end. She freely volunteered her time for many activities such as PTA, Camp Fire Girls, and other charitable organizations and served as a Judge of Election. Lorraine was also a world traveler and was planning her next adventure before returning from her last trip. Interment at Fort Snelling, June 26, 2015, Assembly Area #1, 11:50AM. Memorials preferred to: St. Catherine University, Tompkins Scholarship Fund, Mail #F-12, 2004 Randolph Ave, St. Paul, MN 55105.

Rinaldi, Dan Paul
May 1, 1945 - June 5, 2015
Age 70 of St. Paul.

Leithe, Janice Irene (nee Nelson)
April 25, 1929 - June 4, 2015
Age 86 of St. Paul and formerly of Eden Prairie. Died peacefully June 4, 2015 with her daughters at her side. Preceded in death by husband of nearly 60 years, Alby; parents, Henry & Adele; and brothers, Gary and DuWayne. Survived by daughters. Joni and Susan; brother, Lance Nelson; sisters, Kathleen Shellito & Greta Fauglid; and extended family and friends. Jan was born April 25, 1929 in Wolverton, MN. She grew up on a farm outside of Comstock, MN. She graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, with a degree in English and Physical Education, and remained a proud "Cobber" her whole life. Jan taught at Fertile High School, where she caught the eye of Alby Leithe, who fell for the pretty teacher taking her students past his house to the county fairgrounds for their Phy. Ed. class. In 1954 they wed in Minneapolis after he proposed to her in a potato field, saying she had to come with him to the big city. They lived briefly in Minneapolis, and Ardmore, PA, then spent 16 years in Roseville, MN, and 36 years in Eden Prairie, MN. Most recently they lived at Lyngblomsten Care Center. Jan's athleticisim was shown in softball, basketball, bowling, and her faith in her active church life. She enjoyed a second career as manager of Fanny Farmer Candies in the Eden Prairie Center. Jan was a great storyteller and letter writer. She enjoyed reading, gardening and caring for her cats and dogs. Most of all, she simply loved being with people. She saw the humor in everything. She will be deeply missed for her beautiful smile, her sly wit, her unfailing patience and kindness, and the love she showered on us, not so much with words, as with thoughtful, innumerable deeds. Special thanks to the skilled staff at Lyngblomsten and the Allina hospice team for their loving and tender care of our mother. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Concordia College, Moorhead, MN or Lyngblomsten Foundation. Funeral 1:30 pm with visitation one hour prior, Saturday, June 13, Newman-Benson Chapel, Lyngblomsten Care Center, 1415 Almond Ave., St. Paul, MN. Interment Ft Snelling Mon. June 15, 1 pm.

Bergman, John Anthony
January 12, 1944 - June 4, 2015
Age 71 of St. Paul, MN passed away peacefully on June 4, 2015. Survived by loving wife, Joan; daughter, Michelle & son, Jeff (Mary); sister, Joann (Rich) Smith; many loving family & friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials to donor's choice. Memorial Mass will be held Friday, June 12 at 10AM with a gathering one hour prior all at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 840-6th St. E, St Paul, MN.

Frazier, Edward Trammell
October 27, 1943 - June 2, 2015
Age 71 of Minneapolis.

Hodge, Ruby Jewel (nee Wade)
October 10, 1951 - June 1, 2015
Age 63 of Minneapolis, passed away on June 1, 2015. Survived by husband, Fred; sons, Kevin (Krissy), Randy, and Marcus; 9 grandchildren & 1 great grandchild; brother, Joe (Glenda) Wallace; many loving family & friends. Home Going service will be held Thur., June 4 at Urban Ventures Church, 3041 4th Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN. 10 AM Viewing with Funeral at 11 AM.

Felix, Annette Marie (nee Wellmaker, Jr.)
June 18, 1948 - June 1, 2015
Age 66 of Minneapolis.

Plumlee, Edwin Earl
November 6, 1940 - June 1, 2015
Age 74 of Crystal.

Winters, Nancy E. (nee Waring)
September 12, 1939 - June 1, 2015
Age 75 of Prior Lake, MN.

Peterson, David LeRoy
February 15, 1944 - June 1, 2015
Age 71 of Minneapolis.

Ramos, Nely Antonia
June 10, 1943 - May 30, 2015
Age 71 of Bloomington, originally of Santiago, Chile.

McMillan, Douglas Michael
June 5, 1933 - May 29, 2015
Age 81 of Roseville. Passed away on May 29, 2015 Born June 6, 1933 in Ironwood MI. Proceeded in death by Brothers Myron & Donald and Carrie Ann Andersen. Survived by Sister Joan (George) Jarrett. His children, Doug Jr, Bill, Chris (Shawney). Doug will be missed by the love of his life, Jan, and her children, Michael, Shannon, Todd (Dee) Andersen, Heather (Tim) McNeely and Grandchildren. Doug attended St. Johns, UMD and William Mitchell College of Law. After retiring from law he became the owner of The Corner Coffee House in Little Canada, where he and his wife Jan made lifelong friends and created many amazing memories. A memorial service will be held at North Heights Lutheran church 2701 Rice, Roseville, June 4, with visitation at 1:30pm and service at 3:00pm "Don't forget to write"

Olson, Kenneth Boyd
December 27, 1949 - May 29, 2015
Age 65 of Mora, MN.

Lubecke, Ronald Erving
January 1, 1947 - May 29, 2015
Age 68 of Lakeville.

Roettger, Irene M. (nee Osterberg, Nichols)
March 22, 1922 - May 29, 2015
Age 93 of Roseville. Beloved Mother and Friend died peacefully of natural causes at her home on May 29, 2015, as her pastor prayed at her bedside. Irene Marion was born on March 22, 1922, in Mohall, North Dakota, to George and Annie Osterberg. Her elder sister, Inez and brother, Milton, have preceded her in death. Irene grew up in Minneapolis and was graduated from South High School in 1940. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Minneapolis where she was confirmed and, eventually, married to the love of her life, Elwood "El" Roettger on February 22, 1946. Irene attended Cayton Business College. She worked at Brown and Bigelow through the war years while Elwood served in the Army Air Corps as a B-17 tail gunner for the Flying Tigers, and then as a navigator on a B-29. After Irene and El wed, they remained in the Twin Cities area until El was transferred by his employer, NW Bell Telephone Company, to Brainerd, where their first child, son Gary Jay, was born in 1950. Their last transfer settled them in St. Paul, where son Bradley Allen was born in 1953. Irene, was well-known for extending cheerful hospitality to their many frequent visitors, from their extended family to all of her sons' friends. When her beloved sister died, Irene embraced her young nephew, Jim Walsh, with great motherly affection. In 1970, after her own sons were grown, Irene began working for Pentair, Inc., as their first corporate secretary. In 1979, she and El both retired and enjoyed traveling around the USA, wintering in Arizona, until 1983, when Elwood died from cancer. In December of 1987, Irene remarried to a high school sweetheart, Don Nichols, until his death in 1995. Irene's other home was the family cabin on Cedar Lake in Wisconsin, where she spent many happy hours entertaining friends and relatives for over forty years. Since 1956, she has belonged to Como Park Lutheran Church, St. Paul, where her memorial service will be held on August 22, 2015, at 10:30 AM. Interment at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery will be at a later date. She is survived by her two sons, Gary (wife, Gayle), and Bradley (wife, Debra); grandchildren, Justin and Kaylee (Brad's), Jessica and Michael (Gary's), her sole surviving sister-in-law, Betty Phares, cousins and numerous nieces, nephews, and grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Lastly, her family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Jan Richardson, "Dr." Moe, MaryKay, Kim, Mollie, Anna and Gail, Irene's "Dream Team" from Allina Hospice.

Anderson, Robert Eric
September 7, 1962 - May 28, 2015
Age 52, passed away surrounded by family. Robert was a gentle, kind, and humble man who loved his family and friends. He was a great listener. He attended carpentry school. He enjoyed working, restoring his GTO, softball, broomball, attending RenFest, and living in Minnesota! He worked at W.E. Mowrey Company and DMR Dental. He is survived by his daughter, Hannah; sisters: Nancy Lenczewski and Susan (Jake) Bowman; brother, Mark (Janet) Anderson, and nieces, nephews, aunts, uncle, and cousins, as well as best friend and cousin, Scott (Stephanie) Mohs, who both lovingly cared for Robert. Visitation on Tuesday, June 2nd, 4-7, at the home of Scott Mohs, 131 W.Robie St, St. Paul. Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, June 3rd at 10:00 with visitation one hour prior at St Joseph's Catholic Church, 1154 Seminole Avenue, W. St. Paul. Memorials preferred.

Behnen, Tobias "Toby" Paul
September 2, 1940 - May 27, 2015
Age 74 of St. Cloud, Minn., passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at Our Lady of Peace Hospice in St. Paul. A memorial mass will be held at 10 AM, Saturday, June 13, at St. John's Abbey Church in Collegeville. A visitation will be held 1 hour prior to services, in the front entryway of the church. Interment, blessing and remembrance to follow mass at the St. John's Abbey Hillside Columbarium. Toby Behnen was born in Melrose to Henry Andrew (H.A.) Behnen and Leona (Kuhlmann) Behnen. He grew up in Greenwald, and attended Melrose High School, where he was the class salutatorian. He received a degree in English and physics from St. John's University, Collegeville, then worked at Brown and Bigelow Printing in St. Paul for a short time before buying a job printing firm, Main Street Press, in Sauk Centre, MN. In addition to printing, Toby published career guidance and special education books and materials under the imprints of Vocational Biographies, Career Finder, Project Special Education Project Earth and Project Explore, Dateline, and Images. These publications have been marketed and sold to schools, colleges, libraries, and prisons throughout the United States. Toby is survived by his former wife, Patricia (Arnold) Engen, and their five children: Nancy (Teddy) Gaillas of New York, NY; Christine (Christopher Staser) Behnen of Salt Lake City, UT; Henry Behnen and Theresa Behnen of Brooklyn, NY, and Robert Behnen of St. Cloud, MN; grandchildren Alex and Keira Gaillas and Yair Behnen; brothers Steve Behnen of Coon Rapids and Philip (Roxanne) Behnen of Sauk Centre, and sister Annette (Harold) Jesh of Sauk Rapids, three nieces—Heidi (Max) Baumgartner, Alicia (Terry) Torok, Jami (Matt) Moore, and nephew Peter (Theresa) Jesh. He was preceded in death by his sister-in-law, Alice Behnen. Toby was a supporter of the Bryant Library in Sauk Centre, and a frequent visitor of the Whitney Center in St. Cloud, where he had many friends.

Barrie, Jeanne Rachelle
November 1, 1943 - May 27, 2015
Age 71 of Powers Lake, ND, passed away in St. Paul.

Tadych, Marion Kinghorn (nee McLeod)
May 8, 1937 - May 27, 2015
Age 78 of Apple Valley. Service 12pm June 13, 15658 150th Ave, Foreston 56330.

Hamilton, Donna Jean
September 15, 1947 - May 27, 2015
Age 67 of St. Louis Park. Inurnment at Adath Yeshurun Cemetery in Edina.

McLane, Lawrence Nicklas
May 16, 1924 - May 27, 2015
Age 91 of Minneapolis. Preceded in death by first wife, Ione (Wells), son Roger, brother Robert. Survived by wife Veronica Fonseca, stepdaughter Alondra Calderon, sister-in-law Bonnie Lou Andrusick, parents-in-law and sisters and brothers-in-law - family of wife Veronica, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Service held on June 11th at 9 am at Ft Snelling Memorial Chapel, Interment at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery.

Hoffstrom, John Frederick "Johnny Noodle"
July 20, 1936 - May 26, 2015
Age 78, of St. Paul, passed away on May 26, 2015, and formerly of Duluth. Survived by wife, Judith; daughter, Sandy McDougall; grandchildren, Tyler and Ryan McDougall; step-children, Bonnie, Anne, and John; step-grandchildren, Brandon (Alyssa), Mark, and Megan and Abbey; four step-great-grandchildren. GRAVESIDE SERVICE: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 2, at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. Meet at Assembly Area #2. 

Murray, Michael Steven
October 7, 1982 - May 26, 2015
Age 32 of St. Paul, Suddenly passed away on May 26th, 2015. Michael will be deeply missed by his son, Damian; parents, Michael & Renee; siblings, Erica (Joe) Zilka, Sara, Michele, Madelyn; niece, Maeve; his dog, Suzy; 2 grandparents; many other loving family and friends. Michael had a heart of gold and he had a smile that could light up a room. He enjoyed movies, baseball, golf, and spending time with family and friends. He had a great sense of humor and always made others laugh. Visitation will be held on Monday, June 1st, 2015 at 10AM followed by a Memorial Celebration at 11AM at Woodbury Lutheran Church, 7380 Afton Rd., Woodbury, MN 55125. Lunch will be provided. Memorials preferred to the family.

Lyford, William Randall
November 15, 1925 - May 26, 2015
Age 89 of Coon Rapids. Interment at Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis, MN.

Bowman, Larry Davis
August 5, 1942 - May 25, 2015
Age 72 of Hastings.

Kilbo, David Eugene
June 24, 1952 - May 24, 2015
Age 62 of Minneapolis passed away May 24, 2015 from Pancreatic Cancer. He grew up in NE Mpls, enlisted in the Marine Corps, is a Vietnam War Vet. Worked for Coca Cola in Eagan 30 years before he retired. David was not a guy who sat still for very long & began working at an electronics Mfr, E-Switch, as an engineer for a few years to keep busy. David had a warm, inviting & infectious smile. He was quick with a joke or trick. He will truly be missed. Survived by his children, Jeremy (Jaymee) Kilbo of Blaine, Nikki (Eric Olson) Kilbo of Golden Valley, Heather Kilbo and Sean Kilbo both of Mpls; sister Diana (Philip) Jones, brothers: Michael (Debbie), Bruce and Daniel, 3 grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and his loving and supportive companion, Maryann King of Monticello. He was preceded in death by his parents. Memorial service 11AM Saturday, June 6, with visitation beginning at 10AM, at Bethany Lutheran Church on 36th Ave, 3901- 36th Ave So, MPLS MN 55406 - Pastor Jo Bauman officiating. Private interment at Ft. Snelling Nat'l Cemetery to be held at a later date.

Donovan-Marsh, Bonnie Jayne (nee Major)
April 26, 1949 - May 24, 2015
Age 66 of Eden Prairie, passed away peacefully on May 24, 2015. Preceded in death by husband, Tim; parents; and sister Connie. Survived by children, Kristi Donovan, Keith Donovan, and Kimberly (John McQuiston) Marsh; grandchildren, Chelsey (Andrew) Richardson, Brennen Olson, Rochelle Mindrum, Breanna Olson, Ryan and Mckenna Donovan; brother, Joe (Donna) Woznicki; niece, Laura Mackley; nephew, Joey Woznicki; and twin aunts, Betty and Blanche; and many other relatives and friends. Bonnie lived for her grandchildren and manatees. Celebration of life at Ridgewood Church, 4420 County Rd. 101, Minnetonka, MN, on Friday, June 5, 2015 at 1 pm with a visitation one hour prior. Memorials preferred. Private Inurnment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Ambrosier, Wayne Charles
January 4, 1949 - May 24, 2015
Age 66 of Minneapolis.

Wood, Linda Irma (nee Kopischke, Larson)
January 29, 1916 - May 24, 2015
Age 99 of St. Paul, passed away peacefully on May 24th, 2015. Survived by daughter, Sandy Tschida & son, Denny (Shirley) Larson; brother, Burney Kopischke; grandchildren, Mark, Lisa, Tonia, Daniel, Michelle, Nathan, Jennifer, and Lee; great-grandchildren, Jordan, Brandon, Dawson, Autumn, Noelle, Grayson, Kinsley, Sean, and Lexi.  Preceded by husbands, Gordon Larson & Delos Wood; brothers, Alfred, Elvern, Willmer and sister, Edith French. Loved unconditionally and will be remembered for her great laugh, sense of humor, and playful nature. A truly beautiful lady will be dearly missed. "Multiple Solitare" will be played in her memory at family gatherings. A Celebration of Life at Southview Senior Living (Community Room) on Thursday, June 25, 5:30PM, 1984 Oakdale Ave., West St. Paul, MN. Her family would like to thank the Southview Senior Living Staff, especially Tiffany and the Memory Care Staff. She spent her last years as part of their family. Private Family Interment. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Cystic Fibrosis or Juvenile Diabetes.

Shipton, David Louis Donald
April 13, 1950 - May 23, 2015
Age 65 of St. James, MN.

Sherry, Geraldine Anne (nee Levi)
May 22, 1937 - May 22, 2015
Age 78 of Woodbury.

Newell, Johnnie Lindell
March 21, 1952 - May 22, 2015
Age 63 of Minneapolis.

Pipp, Constance Ann "Connie"
November 5, 1962 - May 22, 2015
Age 52 of Minnetonka.

Nickel, Carolynn Celia (nee Strzynski)
November 26, 1951 - May 20, 2015
Age 63 of Shakopee, died peacefully on May 20, 2015, at her home with her loving family at her side after a bold and courageous battle with cancer. Carolyn graduated from Cleveland High School, attended Mankato State for accounting, and was a service member in the United States Air Force. Known as Nana to her grandchildren, Carolynn shared her love of gardening, bird-watching, and cooking shows, and was a continuous wellspring of knowledge to all who knew her. She is survived by her beloved husband, Doug; daughters, Tristine and Caryn; grandchildren, Sophia and Daz, Jake, Josh and Kiera; and many other family and friends who have been blessed to cherish the joy of her memory. She was preceded in death by her father, Frank L. Strzynski; mother, Charmaine O'Connell; father-in-law, Harry Nickel; and mother-in-law, Rose Marie Nickel. Carolynn's request for no services will be honored. Memorials to donors' choice.

Fiske, Thomas Albert
December 24, 1943 - May 20, 2015
Age 71 of St. Anthony.

Peña, Arthur Gilbert
September 11, 1950 - May 19, 2015
Age 64 of St. Paul. Survived by daughters, Anna (Eric) Manderfeld & Benita Pena; and many loving family and friends. Interment at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. Mass of Christian Burial, Tuesday, May 26, 10:30AM, with visitation at 9:30AMm all at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church (formerly St. Thomas the Apostle), 2119 Stillwater Ave E., St Paul, MN.

Sadler, Rosemary Ann
November 15, 1938 - May 19, 2015
Age 76 of Coon Rapids.

Ohman, Vernon Leonard
July 17, 1936 - May 18, 2015
Age 78 of Elk River, of Elk River, passed away peacefully on May 18, 2015. Preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Margaret (Isakson) Ohman, brother, Rev. Donald Ohman, brothers-in-law, Rev. Eugene Johnson, Horace Easterbrook, Kenneth Johnson, and sister-in-law, Arlys (Gunion) Ohman. Vern lived a life full of generosity and kindness. He was a skilled carpenter, a good friend, and a loving husband and father. Survived by his wife of 57 years, Karen (McCabe); children, Susan (Robert) Godding, Melody (Clint) Garoutte, Joel (Mynda) Ohman, Leon (Cindy) Ohman, Robin (Darin) Carlisle; grandchildren, Autumn (Joshua) Wagner, Christine Godding, Joshua (Sonia) Carlisle, Jacob (Karen Gnat) Carlisle; great grandchildren, Isaiah, Kristen, Dietrich, Jasmine, and Michael; siblings, Lois Easterbrook, Paul Ohman, Jeanette Johnson, and Eunice (Gerald) Miller; and sister-in-law, Dianne (Paul) Midgett. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, May 30, 11 AM at Nowthen Alliance Church, 19653 Nowthen Blvd NW, Anoka, with coffee & fellowship prior to service at 9:30 AM. Private interment will take place at West Oak Grove Cemetery. 

Watten, Gloria June
January 30, 1959 - May 18, 2015
Age 56 of Minneapolis. Gloria passed away on May 18, 2015. She was born on January 30, 1959 in Duluth, MN to Janice and Roy Watten. Gloria graduated from Duluth Central High school in 1977 where she participated in Cross Country Skiing. Gloria received her beauticians license in Duluth, attended college in Duluth and in her younger years she was employed by JCPenney. Presently, she was employed at Saliterman & Siefferman, P.C. Law Firm in Minneapolis where she was a Principal Assistant to the Firm President. She will be dearly missed by colleagues and clients. Gloria was a talented seamstress and clothing designer. She enjoyed bead work, knitting, and biking. Her favorite band was Earth, Wind & Fire. She was by nature a sensitive, creative, and resourceful person. Gloria is preceded in death by her parents and infant twin sister, Janet Lee. She is survived by siblings, Ralph (Chris) Watten, Doris (Jim) Thorsen, James Watten; cousins, Jean and Dave; and special friends, Darlene and Michele. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. There will be a private celebration of Gloria's life. In remembrance of Gloria, donations can be made to Animal Allies as she devoted her life to cats and dogs.

Johnson, Robert Henry
October 26, 1948 - May 18, 2015
Age 66 of Roseville.

Inskeep, Daniel Tyrone
June 21, 1939 - May 17, 2015
Age 75 of Edina.

Henrikson, Cary Charles
August 5, 1958 - May 17, 2015
Age 56 of McGrath, MN, died May 17, 2015 from complications due to liver failure. Charlie was born Aug. 5, 1958 in Mpls. to Lloyd & Brooks Henrikson. Charlie grew up in Coon Rapids. He was preceded in death by his dad and his brothers Terry & Barry. He is survived by his mom, Brooks (Elvin) Horton; his siblings, Cheri Gardner and Gary Henrikson. Memorial service at Noon on Wed., June 3 at Zion Lutheran Church, 207 1st Ave. N., McGrath. Visitation from 11 am until noon. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred.

Chambers, Elaria M. (nee Mualia)
December 31, 1951 - May 16, 2015
Age 63 of Lakeville, originally of Polowat, Micronesia.

Smith, Gerald William
December 6, 1956 - May 15, 2015
Age 58 of St. Paul.

Johansson, Erik
January 30, 1926 - May 15, 2015
Age 89 of Annandale, originally of Näs (near Östersund), Jamtland Province, Sweden.

Traver, Louise Georgia (nee Brutsche)
July 4, 1912 - May 15, 2015
Age 102 of Maplewood.

Friedman, Stanley
October 6, 1927 - May 15, 2015
Age 87 of The Colony of Eden Prairie, MN (and formerly Cinnaminson, NJ and South Philly) died peacefully on May 15, 2015 surrounded by family. Stan was preceded in death by his wife Edith, parents Harry and Sara, brothers Bernard and Eli. Stan is survived by his children, Judy, Steve (Marcia) and Michael (Hillary); his grandchildren Matthew (Frances), Adam (Pauline), Zachary and Sarah, his great grandson Ben and his nephew Russell Friedman. Stan was an avid aviator of his beloved Cessna Skyhawk 172. He was always a gentleman who had a kind and strong heart that survived the 1964 Phillies and the 1980 and 2004 Eagles. His day was not complete without his friends at the card table. In lieu of donations or flowers, do something kind for someone when no one is watching. A celebration of Stan's life will be Thursday, June 4, 3:00 at The Colony of Eden Prairie.

Peters, Arthur Clarence
June 2, 1941 - May 15, 2015
Age 73 of St. Paul.

Wensley, Wayne Booth
May 10, 1950 - May 15, 2015
Age 65 of Oakdale, passed away from cancer on May 15th. Preceded in death by parents Wilbur and Helen Wensley. Survived by daughters Sarah Boudova and Diana Wensley; sister Susan Wensley; former wife Katherine Brown; and many other friends and family. Wayne received a BA from the U of Rochester in 1972. He worked in financial counseling and accounting, was President of Consumer Credit Counseling Services of MN (1981-99) and most recently worked for the Beltmann Group, Inc. Wayne's hobbies included fishing, birding, woodworking and golf. He loved sharing trivia, silly songs, jokes and tall tales and will be remembered for his sense of humor. Memorial service 2PM June 6th at the Oakdale Discovery Center, 4444 Hadley Ave N, St. Paul, MN. Memorials preferred to Our Lady of Peace Home (ourladyof peacemn.org) where Wayne received loving care in his final days.

Hutchinson, James Lee
August 4, 1957 - May 14, 2015
Age 57 of White Bear Township.

Nixon, Lawrence Nicholas
January 4, 1962 - May 14, 2015
Age 53 of Knoxville, TN, passed away in St. Paul.

Dale, Steven Gordon
May 12, 1958 - May 13, 2015
Age 57 of Pequot Lakes, MN.

Davis, Marilyn Ruth (nee Horn)
February 10, 1925 - May 13, 2015
Age 90 of New Hope, returned to her heavenly home on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at the age of 90. She was blessed with a long and full life. Marilyn was born to parents Ernest and Clara Horn on February 10, 1925 in Chicago, IL. She grew up as the eldest of six children. In 2005, Marilyn self-published a booklet, Growing Up Horn on the Northwest Side of Chicago. If you would like the link to her publication to learn more about her family and their experiences, contact her daughter at peggylepage@gmail.com. Marilyn married George Davis on Aug. 14, 1943 in Waukegan, IL before he left to serve in the Navy in the South Pacific during WWII. Upon his return, they settled in Peoria, IL and began their family. In 1953, the couple and their two children moved to Minnesota and, eventually, purchased their dream home in New Hope where Marilyn resided for 51 years. Marilyn's early married life was complicated by tuberculosis which necessitated she spend several years in and out of care facilities. During her hospitalization at Glen Lake Sanitarium, she nearly died from the illness. She felt her survival was solely due to her doctor's daring decision to perform bilateral lung surgery to remove the diseased tissue. After surgery, Marilyn slowly regained her health and returned to raising her two children and begin challenging her husband's ideas that women should not work outside of the home or drive a car. At age 30, she got her driver's license and went on to work many years as a self-educated bookkeeper. One of Marilyn's favorite roles in life was being a grandmother to her three grandsons. She was a very important person in their lives. She lived long enough to enjoy her four "darling" great grandchildren. Over the years, Marilyn loved to play golf, participate in Bible study with her prayer group, play cards with the ladies, tutor at Meadow Lake School, and travel. She was well known for her afternoon get-togethers for her lady friends; lovely decor, excellent food, and lots of laugher! Marilyn will be missed by her daughter, Peggy LePage (Jeff); her son, Don Davis; her brothers Robert (Mai) Horn and Kenneth Horn Sr.; her sister, Lois (John) Gragnola; grandchildren, Scott (Jeanne) and Clint (Kim); four great-grand-children Jacob, Jordan, Cassie, and Bailey; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends. She was reunited with her parents; infant brother, Thomas, her husband, George; her stillborn son; her beloved grandson, Alan; her brother, Ernie; her nephew and Godson, Jeff, her sister-in-law, Toni; and many friends. A celebration of Marilyn's life will occur on Saturday, June 6th at 10 a.m. in the Gleneagles Room at Edinburgh Golf Course, 8700 Edinbrook Crossing, Brooklyn Park, MN 55443. A champagne brunch will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Marilyn's name to the North Hennepin Community College Foundation to be contributed to the Alan LePage Second Chance Scholarship. Memorials may be sent to NHCC Foundation c/o Jennifer Summer Lambrecht, 7411 85th Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55445 or made online at nhcc.edu/. Marilyn's family genealogy and childhood memories growing up on the NW side of Chicago can be viewed at  https://goo.gl/316sIv 

Petty, Bryan Alexander
September 12, 1969 - May 12, 2015
Age 45 of Little Falls, MN.

Kabrick, Linda Sue
August 9, 1943 - May 11, 2015
Age 71 of Minneapolis. Private services. Will be missed by family and her many friends.

Hill, Evan Matthew
August 9, 1963 - May 11, 2015
Age 51 of Minneapolis.

Ford, Anthony Bernard
August 14, 1961 - May 11, 2015
Age 53 of St. Paul.

Downs, Nicholas Lester
June 22, 1981 - May 10, 2015
Age 33 of West St. Paul.

Monseth, Harriet Luella (nee Hanrahan)
March 4, 1922 - May 10, 2015
Age 93 of Edina. Predeceased by husband, Loren. Survived by children: Gary, Amy Korinke (Dick), Richard (Sandra), and Laurie Schneider (Robert); grandchildren: Michelle Thewis (Harry), Sarah Wold (Todd), Andrea Stiles (Lal), Eric Monseth, Jeremy Monseth (Ashley), Jana Monseth, and Raleigh Schneider (Megan); and many loving great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. A faithful servant of Jehovah for 62 years, she found great joy in her favorite activity of helping others to learn about the Bible's promises of the resurrection and life in paradise on earth. Memorial service Monday, May 18, 7:00 pm at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 6305 Tracy Ave. S., Edina, visitation at 5:30 pm.

Larkin, David William
June 11, 1950 - May 10, 2015
Age 64 of Oakdale, MN passed away peacefully on May 10, 2015.  Survived by son, David (Jenny) and grandchildren, Caitlin, Andrew, and Cody; daughter, Heather; siblings, Tom (Judy), Mike (Lynn), and Sandy (Mike) Sylvester; and many loving family and friends.  Preceded in death by his significant other, Betty Yanez; and parents, Lloyd and Charlotte.  Memorial Mass will be held Friday, May 15, Noon, at The Church of St. Peter, 2600 Margaret St N., North St. Paul, MN. 

Pinkett, Mary Katherine (nee Miller)
September 19, 1948 - May 9, 2015
Age 66 of St. Paul, passed away peacefully on May 9, 2015. Survived by husband, Quitman Pinkett; children, Erik Bremer (Joy) & Heidi Bremer (Bill); stepchildren, Nicole Pinkett & James Pinkett; three step-grandchildren; siblings, Elizabeth, Patricia, John "Jack", Joseph, James, and Robert; many loving family and friends. Preceded in death by parents, John & Evelyn Miller; sister, Katharine; brother, Jay Thomas. Mary was an intelligent, gentle, sincere, loving and compassionate person. She worked at Ramsey County Human Services for 30 plus years. Memorial Mass 10AM Tuesday, May 26 to be held at Church of St. Mark, 2001 Dayton Ave, St Paul, MN 55104.

Johnson, Lanny Kermit
March 17, 1942 - May 9, 2015
Age 73 of Woodbury Passed away on May 9, 2015 Born in Shakopee, raised in Chanhassen. Graduate of Minnetonka High School class of 1960. Preceded in death by Parents Kermit and Dorothy Johnson. Survived by Siblings Bob (Margaret), George (Linda), Kathy (Tom), Steve (Laurie), Pat (Vicki) and many nieces and nephews.

Olson, Audrey Elaine (nee Johnson)
February 22, 1924 - May 8, 2015
Age 91, of Eagan, MN, formerly of Prescott, AZ and Mendota Heights, MN, passed away May 8th, 2015. Preceded in death by husband Donald Olson. She is survived by her children, Mark (Lori) of Pine City, MN, Cary (Keri Ruth) of Eagan, MN and Bruce (Kim) of Miami, FL; grandchildren, Cameron, Abby, Claire and Adam. Born in Minneapolis, MN. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June 20th at 10:30 AM at St. James Lutheran Church in West St. Paul.

Chesmer, Norman Bruce
May 18, 1939 - May 7, 2015
Age 75 of Minneapolis. Survived by children, Bryan, Felicia (Troy) Buhta, Therese (Steven) Laurdan, Joseph (Linnea), Edward (Renee), and Laura (Tim) Giumelli; 16 grandchildren & 5 great-grandchildren; siblings, Richard & Edward; and many loving family & friends. Preceded in death by his brother, Calvin. He will be forever remembered for his incredible iron will, and the love he had for his family. Interment Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. Funeral Service will be held Thursday, May 14th, 9AM Visitation with the service following at 10AM., Ft. Snelling Memorial Chapel on the Historic Ft. Snelling grounds.

Martinez, Bennie
June 13, 1955 - May 6, 2015
Age 59, passed away in St. Paul, MN on May 06, 2015. Survived by his children, Nikki Pattermann and Dylan Martinez, his brothers Jake, Alvin, and Jimmy Valdez as well as an infinite number friends. A Celebration of Life will be held in his honor on Saturday May 09, 2015 between 1 pm & 5 pm at Lakefront Park Hudson, WI.

Henderson Jr., Willie D.
January 17, 1943 - May 5, 2015
Age 72 of Brooklyn Center.

Bergeson, Raymond LeRoy
June 17, 1926 - May 5, 2015
Age 88, of North Oaks, born 6-17-26 in Eau Claire, WI and died at home 5-5-15. Survived by wife of 62 years Carol, daughter Kathleen Bergeson of PA (Marcus Dollard), grandchildren Nola and Anders Dollard. Retired as Chief Engineer after 35 years at Honeywell. His nine patents included instruments for the Lunar Excursion Module (LEM). In his retirement, he used his genius repairing electronics/computers, etc. Service Friday, May 15 at 11 a.m., visitation 10 a.m., lunch following, First Presbyterian Church, 4821 Bloom Ave., White Bear Lake 55110. Special thanks to caregivers Verlene Spafford and Hospice nurse Annie Hart and her staff for their final loving care. Memorials preferred to First Presbyterian Church WBL Foundation, HealthEast Hospice, or donor's choice.

Buros, Alton Maljor
June 18, 1920 - May 4, 2015
Age 94, died on May 4, 2015. Son of Maljor Buros and Altie (Bergh) Buros, Alton passed away after a brief illness. Alton married Rosecelia Adams in 1939, and had four sons, by whom he is survived: Donald, Roger, Dennis, and Greg Buros. Alton and Rosecelia were married for 72 years before she passed away in 2011. In addition to his four sons, Alton is survived by his sister, Joyce Kinder, 6 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild. During his career, he worked as a farmer and a prison guard. He will be remembered for his hearty laugh, kind smile, passion for woodworking, and love for his family. The visitation will take place from 10-11:00am on May 11, 2015, at Vosseteig Funeral Home in Westby. The funeral/grave-side service will occur at 11:00am. A light lunch will follow at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1004 W. Broadway Street, Viroqua, Wisconsin. Online condolences may be offered at www.vossfh.com. The Vosseteig Funeral Home of Westby is serving the family.

Steele, Gregory
December 30, 1947 - May 4, 2015
Age 67 of Minneapolis.

Johnson, Dale Sigfred
June 21, 1944 - May 4, 2015
Age 70, of Apple Valley. Lost his battle with cancer on May 4th, 2015 with his loving wife Joyce, of 54 years, by his side. Survived by his sons Rand (Lauri), Todd (Kelly), Grant (Tracie); six grandchildren Jennifer, Jacquelyn, Jordan, Marissa, Jaime, and Nicole; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, sisters Yvonne Moscowitz and Kay Vodman. Memorial Service 1 pm Monday, May 11, gathering 1 hr. prior at Hosanna! Church. 9600 163rd St. W. Lakeville MN 55044, Door #5.

Ellis, Paula Jean (nee Polak)
September 27, 1948 - May 3, 2015
Age 66, of Fridley, passed away May 3rd. Preceded in death by sister, Sharon Johnson and grandson, Colton. Survived by husband, James Ellis and children, Dawn (Pete) Walker, Michelle (Shawn) McLaughlin, Mark (Jody) Ellis, Scott (Jacki) Ellis and Christina (Tim) Marcantonio; 13 grandchildren & 5 great-grandchil-dren. Paula retired from Century Link after 37 years. She enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing and dancing. She loved life and was loved by many. Paula fought a hard battle with pancreatic cancer and succeeded for almost three years. She was a strong woman and will be missed greatly by all. Visitation Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 10 AM, followed by a Funeral at 11 AM at Church of St. William, 6120 5th St. NE, Fridley, MN. In lieu of flowers, donations to Roseville Heartland Hospice appreciated.

Johnson, Bradford Eugene
January 10, 1962 - May 3, 2015
Age 53 of St. Paul.

Ross, Jeffery Norman
November 20, 1948 - May 2, 2015
Age 66 of Mounds View. Jeffery passed away on May 2, 2015. Preceded in death by son, Shawn; parents; brother, James; sister, Susan. Survived by campanion, Mary Sweiven; son, Shane; daughter-in-law, Annette Ross; grandchildren, Samantha, Nathan and Levi; sister, JoAnn (Lowell) Carpenter; brother, Jon (Dee) Ross; sister-in-law, Sandy Ross; and many other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Graveside service at Fort Snelling on Monday, 5/11, at 1:15pm, Assembly Area #5.

Woodbridge, Gerald D.
June 18, 1935 - May 1, 2015
Age 79 of Minneapolis. He is dancing up in Heaven now. He loved going to his cabin in No. WI to fish & hunt. He enjoyed his grandchildren the most. Preceded in death by mother, Mary and brother, Douglas. Survived by wife, Doris; children, Scott, Vicki, Cynthia, Terry. Memorial service 5/20, 4 PM, House of Hope, St. Paul.

Fury Jr., Phillip Joseph "Phil"
February 20, 1948 - May 1, 2015
Phil died peacefully with grace and honor at age 67 in his home on May 1st, 2015 surrounded by loving family members. Phil was preceded in death by his father, Phillip J. Fury and his brother, Kevin E. Fury. Survived by his mother, Marcella Fury; his beloved Verlaine Hutchins; stepsons, Ed Hutchins and Tyrone Hutchins; sisters, Janet Feemster (sons, John and Matthew), Patricia Winter (son, Ray), Sharon Fuerstenberg (Wm. and children, Maria Braun, Jenny Towne, Joseph and Carrie), Linda Winter (Gene and children, Gretchen Scott, Allison and Mitchell), and Jolene Fordahl (Greg and children Anna Chapek and Justin). Also survived by many nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and other close supportive extended family. Phil was born February 1948 in Nobles County, MN. He attended school in Heron Lake, MN and graduated from Fulda High School. He attended U of MN Mankato and graduated from Laurentienne College in Sudbury, Ontario with a history major degree. Phil was an exceptional natural athlete who played baseball, football and basketball. He continued with basketball league play after college and coached Park & Recreation teams. He translated his coaching and teaching skills to mentor and inspire young players. Phil was honorably discharged from the US Navy. A meaningful period of his life was the time he spent teaching and coaching at Turtle Mountain Reservation in North Dakota. He gained and maintained a great respect for the native people (Ojibway) and their culture. Phil was an avid reader who enjoyed sharing his knowledge of history, especially WWII, politics and social injustice issues. He had a great passion for gardening and photography and Minnesota sports teams (MN Twins, U of M Gopher Basketball, Timberwolves and Vikings). Phil was a rebel, a free spirit with a gift of Irish charisma. He was fiercely competitive and like his Celtic warrior ancestors, he was determined to live each day fully during his illness these past 8 1/2 years. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. An enormous thank you to the staff at HCMC for the exceptional care Phil received. Their love and support carried him through his lengthy illness. "They made me feel like a special person." Thanks to Dr. Zera, Dr. Rausch, Dr. Ramen, Belle Matheson N.P., Comprehensive Cancer Clinic, and Endoscopy Procedure Clinic. Also thank you to the Hospice of the Twin Cities staff for their support and guidance. Special thanks to Terri Holmberg and other coworkers of Verlaine, friend Bruce Hellier, neighbors in Prospect Park, and others who contributed. A celebration of Phil's life will be held at Fury Island County Park, Nobles County, MN in May. May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm on your face, and rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand. - An Irish blessing.

Lee, Vang
July 5, 1949 - May 1, 2015
Age 65 of Oakdale.

Rundle, Timothy Hans
April 5, 1952 - May 1, 2015
Age 63 of East Bethel. Owner of Tim's Touch Detailing Survived by Cher - Nic - Luke 3 brothers and 3 sisters The name of his company said it all - he touched many lives. We love - honor - respect all that you stood for. Funeral: May 14, 2015: Visitation 10:00 AM, Service 11:00 AM, Living Word Christian Center, 9201 - 75th Ave N., Brooklyn Park, MN.

He, Qinghua
January 15, 1958 - April 30, 2015
Age 57 of Minnetonka, originally of Shengyang, Liaoning Province, China. Interment at Groveland Cemetery in Minnetonka.

Childrey, Robert Lee
April 12, 1944 - April 30, 2015
Age 71 of St. Paul.

Korn, Nancy Ellis
September 23, 1955 - April 29, 2015
Age 59 of Crosslake, MN.

Pederson, Michael Allen
July 3, 1962 - April 29, 2015
Age 52 of Minneapolis.

Pedota, Joan Marion (nee Szymanski)
May 12, 1934 - April 29, 2015
Age 80 of Farmington.

Corbett, Betsey Evelena
June 12, 1942 - April 28, 2015
Age 72 of Shoreview.

Jennings, Diane Lea (nee Barcott)
July 28, 1943 - April 28, 2015
Age 71 of St. Paul.

Jones, James Durell
April 27, 2015 - April 27, 2015
Age 51 of Minneapolis. Services to be held in Chicago, IL.

Kyllonen, Troy David
October 25, 1967 - April 27, 2015
Age 47 of New Prague.

Petree, Ronald Lee
June 2, 1947 - April 27, 2015
Age 67 of Chaska.

Anderson, Gerald Dean
September 8, 1942 - April 26, 2015
Jerry died Sunday April 26, 2015 at the age of 72. Preceded in death by father, Walter. Survived by loving wife of 53 years Eileen, children; Dale (Debbie), Marnie (Scott) Miner; grandchildren Nikki, Tyler, Natalie and Isabelle; mother, Charlotte; brother Tony (Peggy) and many other relatives and friends. Funeral service Saturday, May 2 at 4:30 pm at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 1329 E Maryland Ave, St Paul.

Perry, Kimberly Jean (nee Leovich)
August 29, 1958 - April 24, 2015
Age 56 of St. Paul.

Albertson, Scott Richard
May 15, 1961 - April 22, 2015
Age 53 of Coon Rapids, MN passed away surrounded by his family in his home on April 22, 2015. Survived by best friend and wife, Christi (Polensky); children, Amanda (Aaron) Adler, Chase, and Mikayla; father, Dale (Vonnie) Albertson; mother, Deanna (Wes) Roehlke; sister, Diane Kirkpatrick; grandmother, Eileen Roehlke, and many aunts and uncles and cousins. Memorial Service at Andover Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Andover, MN (15036 Round Lake Boulevard NW) at 4:00 p.m. on May 2, 2015. Memorials preferred.

Patterson, Aurora Esperanza (nee Trejo)
January 10, 1956 - April 22, 2015
Age 59 of St. Paul.

Taylor, Ronald James
November 26, 1956 - April 21, 2015
Age 58 of White Bear Lake. Survived by children, Melissa, Jessica, Joe, and Nathan; granddaughter, Miranda; Rocky-Doo; parents, Jim and Shirley; siblings, Joanne and Don; and many other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by baby brother, Dennis. Celebration of Life on Saturday, May 2 from 12pm-3pm at his childhood home. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to family. 

Blakey, Stanley Andrew
August 7, 1960 - April 21, 2015
Age 54 of St. Paul, originally of Cedar Rapids, IA.

Larson, Paul Robert
January 19, 1952 - April 20, 2015
Age 63 of Minneapolis.

Felling, Joyce June (nee Nathe)
May 21, 1941 - April 20, 2015
Age 73, of Eagan, Minnesota passed away April 20th, 2015 surrounded by family. Joyce was known and loved for her vibrant personality, her love of books, sewing and above all else being a loving Mom. She is survived by her husband David, son David (Karen) of Suffolk, Va. and daughter Katherine (Darryl) Lange of West St. Paul, Minn. She also leaves 3 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Otto and Ruth Nathe, and her sisters, Janice Judkins and Corina Peery. The family will hold a "Celebration of Life" on Joyce's birthday, May 21st, at Casper's Cherokee in Eagan, Minn. at 1:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be sent to the Stearns County Bryant Library in Sauk Centre, Minn. or to the Alzheimer's Association at http://www.alz.org.

Stewart, William Arthur
May 3, 1929 - April 20, 2015
Age 85, long-time resident of Cottage Grove, MN passed away on April 20, 2015 following a number of health issues. Bill is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Charlene; children, Theodore (Jennifer), Carolyn (Jack) Teeter, Mary Anderson, and John (Janelle); 6 grandchildren & 3 great grandchildren; sister, Betty Stapp; and many loving family and friends.  Private Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery. Funeral Service will be held Tue., April 28, 2pm with a visitation at 1pm, all at 1st Evangelical Free Church of Maplewood, 2696 Hazelwood St., with Jack Teeter officiating.   

Tengvall, Charlotte Sylvia
April 16, 1950 - April 19, 2015
Age 65 of South St. Paul. God has smiled on her, he has set her free. She has been greeted at Heaven's door by her dear mother, Sylvia; father, Clarence; and brothers, David and Glenn.  Survived by beloved sisters, Vivian Tengvall and her friend Ray; Jayne (Mervin) Munkholm; Betty Tschida; Gert (Chuck) Fox; and dear friend, Gary Lein; many beloved nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews; and many friends. Celebration of Life on Saturday, 4/25 at 1:30pm with visitation 1 hour prior, at Bethesda Lutheran Church, 2855 - 47th St. E, Inver Grove Heights, MN. Interment at General Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials preferred. 

Knott, Ellajane (nee Rist)
April 21, 1925 - April 19, 2015
Age 89 of New Brighton, MN passed away on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at Mercy Hospital from natural causes surrounded by family.  She is preceded in death by husband, Gordon, Sr.; brothers, James & Robert Rist; and son, Robert.  Survived by sons. Gordon, Jr. & Tom; niece, Cassandra Salo; grandchildren; and beloved dog, Danny.  Born on April 21, 1925 to James Arthur & Mary Ann Rist in Velva, North Dakota, precocious Ellajane was the youngest of five siblings. Working by age 10, she later founded the Twin Cities Models Guild and fund-raised for worthy causes.   Her passion for people and endless creativity led to her dream career in Special Events, Journalism & PR.  Ellajane’s deep love and respect for family was her hallmark. She faithfully nursed her husband until his passing and offered endless support to all.   Family members Gordon & Jackie Knott and Cassandra & Gina Salo were by her side in her final weeks. Her ashes will be buried with husband, Gordon Knott, during a private service at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.  Please send memorial donations to: www.k9sforwarriors.org.

Wingfield, Diane Gilbert (nee Reissner) "Skippy"
June 29, 1928 - April 19, 2015
Age 86, of Birchwood Village Went to the Happy (Bargain) Hunting Grounds April 19. She loved finding a deal and was an inaugural SPPP Store Trooper. A child of the Depression, she reused, re-purposed, recycled long before it was cool. Regaled her family with stories of growing up on the Mississippi in Hastings--working in the family meat market, rescuing furry critters, and playing at the Humm's Chinese laundry with best friend Carla Reichenburg. Survived two bouts of rheumatic fever as a child to marry Duke in 1953, then coaxed another 62 years of adventures out her frail heart. She traveled the world over. Despite the allure of Paris, she was happy to always come home to Birchwood. Never bored a day in her life, she was a dedicated philatelist and long-time volunteer treasurer for St John's Episcopal Church Women, Finders Keepers Antique Club and Birchwood Community Club. She loved Scrabble and killer seven letter words; bridge not so much. She taught her kids to think independently, but failed to teach them to appreciate Shakespeare or beef liver. Predeceased by husband of 52 years, Harold "Duke"; survived by children David (Alice Roberts), Jeff (Ellen) and Mary; grandchildren, Sarah (Eric), Kierna (Jeff), Liam (Stephie), Patrick, and Max; great grandchildren Otto and Cael; brother Fred Reissner and roommates Jacques LeMieux and Buster Brown. Special thanks to friends Claudia and Greg Beckman for their incredibly generous care and support in Mom's last months. Memorial Service 10 AM Thursday, April 23, St John in the Wilderness, 2175 First St, White Bear Lake, MN. Memorials preferred to Animal Ark, Birchwood Community Club or donor's choice.

Sater, Sam Michael
September 20, 1984 - April 17, 2015
Age 30 of Minneapolis, died Friday, April 17th 2015 in Minneapolis, MN. He was born September 20th, 1984. He grew up in Backus, MN, attended Backus Elementary School, and graduated from Pine River High School, class of 2003. Sam enlisted in the Minnesota Army National Guard at the age of 17, served from 2002-2013, and completed two active duty tours in Iraq and Kuwait.  He was proud to have not only served during some of the most difficult years of the war but also to have been able to escort some of the last American troops safely out of combat during the drawdown of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In addition to his military service, Sam was an avid scholar, studying for his Ph.D. in sociology at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. He sought to use his life experiences and academic study in service to others, first through an internship at the Hennepin County Home School for juvenile offenders and later through his work as a Veterans Advocate for the Minnesota Department of Corrections, helping to reintegrate incarcerated veterans. Sam was a hard worker, known for his quick wit, sense of humor, love of Tabasco, gifted writing, taste for bad pop music, delicious guacamole, and for his habit of cleaning his mom’s kitchen each time he visited her.  He loved family dinners, spending time with friends, and his dog, Ryu. Sam was preceded in death by his mother, Dian and his grandfathers, Duane Scribner and Clayton Holt. Sam is survived by his parents, Scott and Lisa Sater; brother, Kelly Sater; sisters, Brenna MacDonald and Annette Holt Scribner, and a multitude of other family members and friends who loved and supported him. A Memorial Service will be held at 2PM on Sat., May 2 at University Lutheran Church of Hope, 601-13th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN. Private Interment at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Sam's memory to The Eagle's Healing Nest. 310 US hwy 71 N Sauk Centre, MN 56378 or online at www.eagleshealingnest.com

Gwinn, Mary Lula (nee Field)
July 30, 1932 - April 17, 2015
Age 82 of Anoka, MN, joined husband Gordon, age 83, who passed away April 15, 2015. Gordon and Mary were married 59 years and were a Godly couple who were always ready to help others. Survived by son, Kevin (Carolyn); daughters, Susan Swanson (Mark) and Karen Larsen (Chuck); grandchildren, Jake, Joe, Jordan, Jared, Audrey, Bela, and Jonathan; many other relatives as well as friends. Funeral service Saturday, April 25th, 11 AM at First Baptist Church, 1235 Park St., Anoka, MN. Visitation at 10 AM with lunch to follow. Graveside service at Hartford Cemetary, Hartford, Iowa, April 27 at 11 AM. In honoring our parents, please send any memorial gifts to Open Air Campaigners.

Johnson, Christopher Paul
July 4, 1958 - April 16, 2015
Age 56 of Minneapolisx.

Zwirn, Charlotte Francis (nee Gobel)
September 24, 1927 - April 16, 2015
Age 87 of New Brighton.

Gwinn, Gordon Gregg
August 21, 1931 - April 15, 2015
Age 83 of Anoka, MN, passed away April 15, 2015. He was joined by Mary, age 82 who passed away April 17, 2015. Gordon and Mary were married 59 years and were a Godly couple who were always ready to help others. Survived by son, Kevin (Carolyn); daughters, Susan Swanson (Mark) and Karen Larsen (Chuck); grandchildren, Jake, Joe, Jordan, Jared, Audrey, Bela, and Jonathan; many other relatives as well as friends. Funeral service Saturday, April 25th, 11 AM at First Baptist Church, 1235 Park St., Anoka, MN. Visitation at 10 AM with lunch to follow. Graveside service at Hartford Cemetary, Hartford, Iowa, April 27 at 11 AM. In honoring our parents, please send any memorial gifts to Open Air Campaigners.

Strautmanis, Maris Voldemars
December 25, 1961 - April 13, 2015
Age 53, died peacefully at his home in St. Paul, Minnesota, on Monday, April 13, 2015, after living a full and rich life and surviving pancreatic cancer for four years. He was surrounded by his beloved wife and partner of 25 years, Tamsie Ringler, and the pride of their life, son, Lauris, age 10. Maris, son of Imants and Irena Strautmanis, was born in Fond du Lac, at St. Agnes Hospital, attending Evans Elementary and Sabish Junior High before graduating from Goodrich High School in 1980. He went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism and English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1985 and then married Tamsie, who he met at college, on August 19, 1989 on Washington Island, Wisconsin. Maris and Tamsie went on to have many wonderful adventures together as Tamsie pursued a professional career as an artist and Maris' career in journalism spanned print media, radio and finally video, where he found his true vision as a producer of documentaries. After a brief stint in Illinois, where Maris worked for the City News Bureau of Chicago, the two of them moved to Austin, Texas, where Tamsie earned her Master of Fine Arts degree and Maris worked for the Bureau of Economic Geology, both at the University of Texas at Austin. In 1991, they moved to Minneapolis, where Maris was news director at KFAI Community Radio, and in 1998 they moved to Portland, Oregon, where Lauris was born. Tamsie taught art at Mt. Hood Community College where Maris studied television production and he eventually worked as a producer and videographer at MetroEast Community Media in Gresham, Oregon. In 2008, Maris and Tamsie returned to the Midwest when Tamsie accepted a position first at St. Catherine University in Minneapolis and later at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, of which Maris was extremely proud and happy. Meanwhile, Maris was a freelance producer for St.Paul Neighborhood Network and a production specialist for Lakes Area Community Television. Throughout his life his work as a journalist was interlinked with his wife's creative practice and he generously supported her work and the work of numerous sculptors and arts organizations through pro-bono projects and documentation. Tamsie's teaching career sent the two of them (later joined by Lauris) travelling together - to England multiple times, to Wales, Brazil, Germany and finally to Latvia, the country of his heritage. Maris spoke the language fluently and participated extensively in Latvian cultural and social acitivites. Even while he was diagnosed and being treated for cancer, he travelled twice to the Pedvale Open-Air Art Museum in rural Latvia to film a documentary about Tamsie's work coordinating the 7th International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art, held in 2014. Maris was a kind and generous family man with a great sense of humor -- a supportive, fiercely loyal husband to Tamsie, devoted father to Lauris, and dedicated member of his extended family. He loved roots music, good coffee, cooking, camping, bonfires, and spending summers with family at Tamsie's family's property on Washington Island or at his dad's backyard pool on Hillcrest Lane. He lived with the cruel disease cancer, but refused to allow it to keep him from doing what he loved with those he loved. He lived life to its fullest until he could live no more, and he will be greatly missed. Maris is survived by his wife, Tamsie Ringler and son, Lauris Strautmanis of St. Paul; father, Imants Strautmanis of Fond du Lac; sister, Rasma (Robert) Barbee of Fond du Lac; brother, Sig Strautmanis of Cedarburg; mother- and father-in-law, Karin and Dick Ringler of Madison; brother- and sister-in-law, Thor Ringler and April Sopkin of Madison; nephews and nieces, Henry and Max Barbee, Helena and Sven Marnauz, Uve and Anna Strautmanis, and Fritz and Archana Ringler. Maris was preceded in death by all four of his grandparents, his mother, Irena Strautmanis, brother, Lauris Strautmanis, sister, Rita Strautmanis, and sister-in-law, Alisa Strautmanis. A Celebration of Maris' Life will be held on Washington Island on August 15, 2015. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Lauris' Education Fund, c/o Tamsie Ringler, 196 Page Street West, St.Paul, MN 55107.

Naqionitoga, Eminoni
August 20, 1958 - April 13, 2015
Age 56 of Brooklyn Center, originally of Suva, Fiji. Memorial service Monday, May 4, 2015 at 2:00 P.M., with gathering 1 hour prior, at Living Word Christian Center, 9201 - 75th Ave. N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55428. Private interment at a later date in Fiji.

Feely, Leonard Allen
June 11, 1944 - April 13, 2015
Age 70 Died peacefully Monday, April 13, 2015 surrounded by family. Born June 11, 1944 in City of Richmond, Minnesota. Preceded in death by wife Becky Feely, father Leonard Feely and brother-in-law Tom Klonecki. Survived by mother Lucille, loving wife, Lynn; sons Richard (Julie) of Portland, OR and Daniel (Suz) of Eden Prairie; step children Jennifer (Mike) Fortner and Douglas (Stephanie) Larsen; and grandchildren Caitlin, Brendan, Beck, Vaugn, Capria, Isabelle, Jack, Adam, Natalie and Gabriella, sisters Kathy, Carolyn (Carlus), brothers Mark (Nancy), John (Mary Jo) and their children and many other relatives and friends. Memorials preferred to Hope Lodge -Rochester, MN, Lakeview Hospice, and The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Berg, Ida Marie (nee Moske)
November 19, 1945 - April 12, 2015
Age 69 of New Hope.

Ball, Ruby Ann (nee Johnson)
June 23, 1950 - April 12, 2015
Age 64 of Minneapolis, originally of Chicago, IL. Funeral service Friday, April 17, 2015 at 12:00 P.M., with visitation 1 hour prior, at First Church of God in Christ, 810 Elwood Ave. N, Minneapolis, MN. Interment to follow at Crystal Lake Cemetery in Minneapolis.

Johnson, James T.
March 13, 1941 - April 11, 2015
Age 74 of Ramsey, MN. Passed away 4-11-2015. Jim was preceded in death by his mother, Stella Johnson. Loving devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He is survived by his wife Marie of 51 years 10 months, son Stephen (Cheri) Johnson, daughter Kristine (Steven) Davis, daughter Michelle (Michael) Heil, brothers Shirl (Sharon) Johnson, Richard (Joanne) Johnson, 1 granddaughter 5 grandsons 2 step-grandsons, 1 great grandson, 1 great granddaughter due in June, and 5 step great grandsons. Memorial date is 4-16-2015 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Stephens Catholic Church 525 Jackson St., Anoka, MN.

Anderson, Jeffrey Alan
December 5, 1945 - April 11, 2015
Age 69 of Rice Lake, WI.

Horbal, William Orin
August 16, 1937 - April 10, 2015
Age 77 of Columbia Hgts, MN. Bill died peacefully on Apr 10. He attended Anoka H.S. and was an active, popular student: ftball capt., pres of senior class, king of prom. Bill married his queen Koryne Kaneski. He attended U of M and Gustavus and served in MN Natl. Guard. Survived by his loving wife Koryne; brother Gene; children: Steven (Mimi), Lynn, and Chris; grandchildren: Marcus, Stephanie, and Bryce; friend Earl Curtis. He enjoyed the lake and woods with family and had a passion for work. Bill was an engineer and owner of Amer. Contracting Corp. Service and visitation will be held at 7:00 pm Thursday, May 7, at St. Phillips Church. 6180 Hwy 65 NE, Fridley, MN 55422. In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorials be directed to his wife Koryne.

Jacobs, Connie Alane
February 25, 1965 - April 10, 2015
Age 50 of Bloomington, MN, and Seattle, WA. Passed away on April 10, 2015. Preceded in death by her mother, Jane Nuhring. Survived by father, Donald (Celia) Jacobs; sister, Patricia (Steve) Juvland; and many other relatives and friends. Connie will be dearly missed by her family and friends. Private family memorial.

Saraceno II, Victor John
May 18, 1970 - April 10, 2015
Age 44 of St. Paul, originally of Bogalusa, LA.

Oulman, Loren Clayton
August 7, 1938 - April 10, 2015
Age 76, of St. Paul, passed away April 10th, 2015. Preceded in death by father Plummer and mother Laura. Survived by son, Peter (Janelle) Oulman; daughter Cynthia Charest; many nieces, nephews and friends. A private memorial to be announced at a later date.

Tschida, Alan Martin
February 9, 1941 - April 10, 2015
Age 74 of Roseville, MN passed away peacefully on April 10, 2015. Will be dearly missed by his loving wife of 47 years, Suzanne; sons, Dave (Sharon) & Rich (Shelly); grandchildren, Rachel, Kennedy, Gavin, and Michael; sisters, Janet Sanchez & Elaine Krob; brothers, Martin Jr., Richard (Micki), and Keith; many loving family and friends. Preceded in death by his parents, Martin & Lorraine; brothers, Roger & Ronald. Alan was owner of Cheetah Auto Supply. He will be forever remembered for his passion for everything automotive, and his love for his family. Our heartfelt thanks to the caring staff at Our Lady of Peace Hospice Home. Memorials preferred to Our Lady of Peace Hospice Home. Memorial Service, Friday, April 17th at 11AM, Roseville Lutheran, 1215 Roselawn Ave. W, Roseville, MN with gathering one hour prior.

Pince, Frank John
February 1, 1962 - April 9, 2015
Age 53 of Minneapolis.

Vial, Lois Ruth (nee Ahlness)
June 27, 1930 - April 9, 2015
Age 84 of Richfield, MN, passed away on April 9th, 2015. She will be greatly missed by her children, Steve (Joan), Suzie (Bob) Babcock, and Josie (Karl) Kloster; 6 grandchildren & one great-grandchild; many family & friends. Preceded in death by husband, John; and brother, Robert Ahlness. Lois grew up in Minneapolis, graduating from Southwest. The family lived in Fergus Falls for 20 years then retired to Grand Marais for 20 years. Forever remembered for her love of art, books, movies and her grand-children. Private Family services planned this summer in Grand Marais, MN.

Bundy, Joann Marie (nee Janette)
June 13, 1935 - April 9, 2015
Age 79 of St. Paul, MN, passed away on April 9th, 2015. Survived by loving husband, Auldus; children, Lloyd (Connie) Hansen, Judy (Jimmy) Naastad, and Tammy (Tom) Kostohryz; 10 grandchildren & 10 great-grandchildren; many loving family and friends. Preceded in death by parents; son, Joey; and siblings, Shirley & Joe. Celebration of Life, Sun., 4/19, 12pm-4pm, Summit Hills Senior Living (Community Room) 1824 Old Hudson Rd, St. Paul, MN.

Hoffman, Laurie Elaine
June 17, 1958 - April 9, 2015
Age 56 of Las Vegas, NV, passed away in Oakdale, MN. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery in Mendota Heights.

Swanson, George Maxwell
June 15, 1921 - April 9, 2015
Age 93 of Edina. Army Signal Corps - Omaha Beach on D+3 With wit and verve, our Dad and best friend, George M. Swanson travelled from this realm April 9, 2015. We can only hope to emulate his courageous service to this nation and to all who knew him. A 1943 graduate of Midland College, his career in advertising spanned many decades. Preceded in death by wife, Marjorie. George is survived by Maxwell Swanson (Jane Karayusuf), Steven Swanson, Kristin Swanson (Martha McDermott), Martha Swanson (James Justen), and special friend, Bettye McClain. An informal memorial gathering will be held Saturday, April 18 at 11:00 am. For details, please call 612-444-1996.

Halstead, Charlesworth Reginald
March 19, 1935 - April 7, 2015
Age 80 of Brooklyn Center. Memorial service at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1917 Logan Ave. S, Minneapolis, date and time TBD.

Tan, Deciembre Damian
December 24, 1939 - April 7, 2015
Age 75 of Blaine.

Rauschendorfer, Allen Wayne
July 31, 1953 - April 5, 2015
Age 61, of Crosby, died April 5th at the VA hospital. Memorial gathering Sat., April 25 11:00 am to 2:00 pm., American Legion, Ironton MN. Condolences can be sent to: A. Rauschendorfer c/o J Schallow, P.O. Box 64, Carver, MN 55315.

Curler, Jeffery Keith
November 20, 1961 - April 5, 2015
Age 53 of Mondovi, WI.

Lampman, Marian Louise (nee Moehnke)
September 19, 1926 - April 5, 2015
Age 88 of Rochester, passed away Sunday, April 5, 2015, at the Benedictine Health Care Center in New Brighton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard "Bill" Lampman, parents, Clarence and Edna Moehnke, brother, Robert "Bob" Moehnke, and sister, Nancy Campbell. Marian is survived by brother, Dave Moehnke (wife, Renada); and sons, Gary (wife, Sherry), Tom (wife, Beverly) and Mark (wife, Linelle). She is also survived by nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Marian was a lifelong resident of Rochester with a love of gardening, which she shared with her family and many friends. A devoted mother and grandmother, she touched everyone she met with her friendly spirit and wonderment of nature and all that is beautiful. We will all miss her deeply. A memorial is planned for May 9, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Healy Chapel in the Oakwood Cemetery, 41 Seventh Ave. N.E., Rochester, MN 55906.

Aurelien, Pierre Thomas
September 25, 1937 - April 5, 2015
Age 77 of Minnetonka, originally of Port au Prince, Haiti.

Kemper, Harold Scott
October 4, 1954 - April 4, 2015
Age 60 of Burnsville.

Kim, Young Soon
December 12, 1928 - April 4, 2015
Age 86 of Roseville, originally of Seoul, South Korea.

Slayton, Kathleen Mary (nee Nelson)
October 31, 1941 - April 4, 2015
Age 73, of St. Francis, passed away peacefully on April 4, 2015. Kathleen dedicated her life to her children and grandchildren. She did foster care for many years for the state of Minnesota. Preceded in death by children, Suzi, Rick, and Tami; parents; and her brothers. Survived by husband, Richard; children, Bridgette, Justin, Melissa; 14 grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. Celebration of life on Tuesday (4/14) at 10 AM with a visitation one hour prior and a luncheon following the service at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 1203 5th St. SE, Minneapolis. Special thanks to AseraCare and New Brighton Care Center.

McJilton III, Charles Earl
August 26, 1930 - April 4, 2015
Age 84, of Roseville, MN passed away April 4, 2015. Preceded in death by parents Charles II and Genevieve and sister Elizabeth. Survived by his wife of 55 years Mary Kay; children Frances, Kathleen (Brian), Charles IV (Sherilyn), Genevieve (Bryan), Pauline, Thomas (Tristie), and Anthony; grandchildren Alethea, Amanda, Alex, Cara, Joshua, Mary, Ruby, Charles V, and Declan; great-grandchildren Jai'on, Jaiahna, Millian, and Sean; multiple foster children; and siblings James, Alice, Mary Clare, and Roy. A former U of M School of Public Health professor; he was a noted CIH. He had a strong commitment to social justice: active in homeless outreach, housing services, and food banking. Decades of running marathons inspired his children and grandchildren to engage in running and triathlons. He competed in two Ironman triathlons in his late 70s. Mass Friday 10 AM at St Lawrence Catholic Church/ Newman Center 1203 5th St SE, Mpls with visitation one hour prior. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to People Incorporated Homeless Services, Newman Center, or Catholic Eldercare Day Program. Special thanks to Allina Hospice and United Family Medical Ctr for their support.

Gomez, Gloria Mary (nee Abel)
August 5, 1937 - April 3, 2015
Passed away peacefully surrounded by loving family Died Friday April 3, 2015, age 77. Preceded in death by loving husband Frank. Survived by children, Mike (Kathy), Patty (Larry), Brian, and Frank (Amy); grandchildren, Melissa, Tony, Mike, Jessica, Nick; great-grandchildren, Nathan, Marcus, Brooke, Jaxon, and Arianna; and brothers, sisters, family and friends. Special thanks to the staff at Our Lady of Peace. Gathering of family and friends will be held Thursday, April 9th from 4 - 7 p.m. at WEST FUNERAL HOME, 1051 So. Robert St., WSP. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred.

Pindzola (Bruce), Anne
October 24, 1925 - April 3, 2015
Age 89 of Minnneapolis.

James, Julie Renee (nee Vasileff)
August 10, 1954 - April 2, 2015
Age 60 of Minneapolis.

Smith, Anne (nee Fulton)
March 21, 1937 - April 2, 2015
Age 78 of Minnetonka, passed away peacefully in the presence of family on April 2nd, 2015 after a lengthy battle with heart and lung disease. Anne was born March 21, 1937, to George and Wilma Fulton in Hartford City, Indiana. Anne was a 1954 graduate of Hartford City High School, where she enjoyed music and drama. She attended DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana and Indiana University, studying English literature and journalism. She married Phillip Smith in 1957, and moved to Minneapolis where they had three children, Louis, Brett, and Lisa. She dedicated herself wholly to parenting her children, loving her grandchildren, and sharing with them her love of good food, music, piano, the English language, birds, and gardening. Anne later completed a B.A. Degree at the University of Minnesota and worked for many years at Metropolitan Rehabilitation Services. In later years, she retired and relished her friends, cooking, and community life at the Atrium in Minnetonka. Survived by her children, their spouses, and grandchildren: Louis (Nadia, Eva, and Daniel); Brett (Jody McCormick); and Lisa (Kraig Bruer, Parker, Rheo, Keegan, and Shea). Preceded in death by her parents, brother George Fulton, sister Susanna Landis, family member Myrtle Mikesell, and daughter-in-law Kelly Spaulding. A memorial celebration will be held on Saturday, April 25 at 12 noon at the Snyder Auditorium of the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Drive, Chaska, MN 55318 with a reception to follow. Memorials preferred to the Jeremiah Program, www.jeremiahprogram.org, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping single mothers and their children break the cycle of generational poverty. Lisa, Brett, and Louis express their deepest gratitude for amazing care from the team at Allina J.A. Wedum Residential Hospice.

Furlow, Michael Wayne
December 27, 1953 - April 1, 2015
Age 61 of Minneapolis, died April 1. Survived by daughter Kimberly Furlow and son Christopher Furlow. Services will be at a later date.

Bell, Althersia (nee Miller)
November 13, 1948 - March 31, 2015
Age 66 of St. Paul. Funeral service Thursday, April 9 at 1:00 P.M., with visitation 1 hour prior, at the Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel. Private interment.

Suelflow, Wanda Flora (nee Strelow)
June 7, 1923 - March 31, 2015
Age 91 of St. Paul. Born on June 7, 1923 and went to Heaven on March 31, 2015 to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Memorial Service will be held on Monday, July 20 at 10AM, Our Saviours Lutheran Church, 674 Johnson Parkway, St. Paul, MN. Video at 9:45AM.

Elmore Jr., Walter Joseph
April 17, 1938 - March 31, 2015
Age 76 of Balsam Lake, WI, passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at Regions Hospital from heart failure. He was born April 17, 1938 in Valley, Mont., to Margaret Studley and Walter Elmore. He was united in marriage to Betty Lou Walter and divorced in 1963. He remarried Betty in 1968 and divorced again in 1978. Walter then married Mavis L. Lampi on Nov. 4, 1978. They were happily married for 32 years. Walter and Mavis enjoyed many years together traveling the United States, touring, visiting friends and family. He also enjoyed wood turning and created many beautiful items to sell at a variety of boutiques. Walter served in the Navy for four years and was honorably discharged. He then joined the Coast Guard and served with them for 22 years. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother Robert Elmore; and sisters Mary Jane Studley, Margaret Abramson, Mae Dean Elmore (infant) and Fern Neuberg. Walter is survived by his daughters, Sonya (Michael) Van Duker Forbes, Minn., Tammy Grimes Britt, Minn., Kelly Gilliam-Taylor (Terry) Severn, Md.; his son Michael (Cheryl) Elmore Crofton, Md.; step-sons, Rick (Sue) Johnson, Kelly and Robert McKenna; step daughter Laurel McKenna; grandchildren Kristopher and Joshua Van Duker; Jessica Lantz, Logan Wedin; Ryan, Matthew, Connor and Mercedes Elmore; Jacob, Joshua, and Justin Taylor great-grandchildren Shawn Van Duker and Anthony Aguirre; step-grandchildren Kelci and Dillon McKenna; sisters, Eileen Wood and Vera Reimer and brother Arthur Elmore. GATHERING OF FAMILY AND FRIENDS: 1 p.m. Friday, April 17, 2015 in the Lake Superior Maritime Museum Park (600 South Lake Avenue Duluth). Service officiated by Roger Davin. (Subject to weather, service may be moved into Grandma's Duluth (600 South Lake Avenue) banquet room where a luncheon will be served after the service is complete. Burial will be provided at a later date by the U.S. Coast Guard for burial at sea.

Mallet, Judith Mary (nee Nowak)
January 20, 1942 - March 31, 2015
Age 73 of St. Paul.

Dewey, Charlene (nee Christy)
February 26, 1941 - March 31, 2015
Age 74 of Robbinsdale.

O'Keefe, Daniel Joseph
January 18, 1922 - March 30, 2015
Age 93 of East side of St. Paul Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great-grandfather Passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Monday, March 30, 2015. Daniel is preceded in death by daughter Jean (Marty), grandsons Nathan and Jeffrey Marty, and seven siblings. Dan is survived by wife, Frances and children; Mary (Doug) Holmgren, Dennis (Barb) O'Keefe, Judie (Bill) Lester, Patty (Keith) Sauer, Dan (Ellen) O'Keefe, Theresa (Gary) Faulkner, Jim (Jane) O'Keefe, Mark Marty, Tim (Joanne) O'Keefe, Mike (Linda) O'Keefe, Colleen O'Keefe (Dave Prentice), Kevin O'Keefe, Chris (Lon) Morey, 38 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren. Dan lived a full active life and was loved for his friendly personality and his dedication to his family and friends. Dan will be missed greatly. The family wishes to thank the Ramsey County Care Center and HealthEast Hospice. A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at Guardian Angels Catholic Church, 8260 4th Street No., Oakdale, MN 55128. Visitation at 9:30 am, service at 10:30 am with burial and luncheon to follow. Memorials preferred to Ramsey County Care Center in Maplewood, MN.

Ayala, Leovi Oneida
February 8, 1943 - March 29, 2015
Age 72 of Plymouth, originally of Phoenix, AZ.

Wheeler, Margaret Marion (nee Watters)
May 20, 1926 - March 29, 2015
Age 89 of Champlin.

Schaefer, Michael Paul
December 19, 1960 - March 28, 2015
Age 54 of Hastings.

Phillips, John Charles
December 23, 1957 - March 27, 2015
Age 56 of Brooklyn Park.

Craine, Jeffrey Arthur
November 24, 1956 - March 27, 2015
Age 58 of Fridley, passed away on March 27, 2015.  Survived by children, Kelly, Nicole and Adam; father, Lynn; siblings, Steve (Debbie), Marilyn (Rich), Doug (Debbie), Peggy, and Tom (Gail); loving partner of 21 years, Bernadette Pogreba; and many loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.  Preceded in death by his mother, Alvina.  A Celebration of Jeff's Life will be held at the Fridley VFW Post #363 (Rogne Room), 1040 Osborne Rd., from 3:30pm-6:30pm on Saturday, April 25th.

Burke, Mary Anne
April 21, 1927 - March 26, 2015
Age 87 of Lake City. Memorial service Monday, March 30 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church, 419 W. Lyon Ave., Lake City, MN 55041 (651-345-4134). Interment at Frontenac Cemetery in Florence Township, MN.

Keller, Arnold John
August 16, 1940 - March 25, 2015
Age 74 of Kensington, MN.

Stoffels, David Michael
August 17, 1959 - March 25, 2015
Age 55 of St. Paul. Passed away peacefully on Mar. 25, 2015 Preceded in death by parents Richard and Evelyn. Will be missed by sisters Jody Stoffels, Mary Lynn Adrian (Joe), Janet Lilleberg (John), Richard Stoffels (Bev), and 15 nieces and nephews. Employed by Diamond Cab. Navy Veteran. Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 7th, 11:00 am at St. John's Church of Little Canada, 380 Little Canada Rd. E. Visitation 1 hour prior to service.

Hicks, Velma Beatrice (nee Wilson)
January 19, 1933 - March 25, 2015
Age 82 of Minneapolis.

Newsome, Madeline Margaret (nee Cueto)
March 25, 1956 - March 24, 2015
Age 58 of Barron, WI.

Boe, Judith Elaine
November 15, 1951 - March 24, 2015
Age 63 of Eagan.

Ramsey-Atassi, Mary
March 30, 1947 - March 24, 2015
Age 67 of Minneapolis.

Rink, Robert Philip
June 28, 1943 - March 24, 2015
Age 71 of Superior, WI. Passed away surrounded by family on March 24, 2015. Bob loved watching sports, being by the water, woodworking, and being with family. Survived by children, Sue (Mike), Bobbie, Abby, and Crystal; grandchildren, Samantha, Katie, Joey, Trinaty, Shaylynn, and Zaydden; sister, Donna (Pat) Collins; sidekick granddog, Chandler Bing; and many other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by mother, Jean; siblings, Donnie Ludington, Jim, Barb, and Carol. Memorial Service at Christ The Servant Lutheran Church, 3676 Centerville Rd, Vadnais Heights, MN on Saturday, 3/28, at 11AM with luncheon to follow. 

Porter, Charles Sanford
August 4, 1953 - March 24, 2015
Age 61 of Minneapolis.

Nelson, Patricia Ruth (nee Thompson)
March 28, 1928 - March 23, 2015
Age 86 of Minneapolis.

Redick, Rosemary (nee Harris)
October 7, 1931 - March 23, 2015
Age 83, a long-time resident of Rapid City, died Monday, March 23, 2015, at her daughter’s home in Shakopee, MN. Born Oct. 7, 1931, in Fort Pierre, SD, Rosemary attended Fort Pierre High School before marrying Elwood Redick, a local livestock dealer. Together they had three children: Mark Leon Redick, Paula Redick Saunders, and Sara Redick Holcombe. Rosemary loved dancing, and founded the Four Arts Dance Center in Rapid City. She also taught dance in Hot Springs and Belle Fourche. She was one of the founders of The Group Theater, which later grew into the Black Hills Community Theatre. She was an avid bridge player, gardener, and seamstress. Rosemary treasured her many close friends in the Rapid City area. In her last several years she spent her winters at her condo in Mexico, where she enjoyed oil painting, crafting, and line-dancing. A free spirit, a supportive and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and mother-in-law, and a good friend to all, Rosemary will be greatly missed. She is survived by her two daughters and seven grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 27, at Crossroads Wesleyan Church, 1823 Sheridan Lake Road, Rapid City, South Dakota, 57702, followed by a luncheon at the church.

Poland, Donna Marie
September 15, 1933 - March 23, 2015
Age 81 of Lauderdale, Minnesota. Passed away March 23, 2015. Celebration of her life will be Saturday, April 18, 2015 at St. Micheals Lutheran Church in Roseville. Full notice to follow.

Hofmeister, Edward Roger
November 28, 1943 - March 22, 2015
Age 71 of St. Paul Passed away suddenly at home in his sleep of a heart attack on March 22, 2015. Born 11/28/1943. Graduated from Alexander Ramsey High School. Member BAC local union 1. Retired Brick layer at 3M. Preceded in death by parents, Edward and Emily nee Telke and brother-in-law, Gerry Kaschke. Survived by daughters, Lisa (Dan) Doffing and Debbie Hofmeister (Steve Novotny); Grandchildren, Heather (Brad) Byland, Dustin Youngs (Lindsey), Angela Doffing; Great-Grandson, Camden Byland; sister, Linda; nieces, Lori (Dan) Thene and Shawn (Pat) Burress, former wife, Susan and many other relatives and friends. Ed enjoyed watching the races at Cedar Lake speedway, Judge Judy and westerns. He loved country music, Corvettes, buying cars/trucks, spending time in his work shop, and going on parts' runs with friend Perry Giles. Ed was a hardworking, caring, and humble man. He will be deeply missed by many friends and family. There will be no Service at Ed's Request. Donations can be made to Susan G Komen of MN Foundation, in honor of his late mother, Emily.

Phillips, Joseph Lee
September 23, 1962 - March 21, 2015
Age 52 of Chaska.

Seiler, Anne Gray (nee Boyd) "Granny Annie"
October 5, 1943 - March 21, 2015
Age 71 of Maplewood. Alzheimer's has taken the warmth, hugs and smiles from us; but Annie has finally escaped the inhumanness of it to a well earned peace. She is survived by her husband George; Sons, George (Angela), Bill (Renee) and Mike; Grandchildren, Allise, Matt (Savanha), Alexandra and Michelle; Siblings, Bobby, Margaret, Sammy, Stephen, Hilda and their families. A special thanks to our Support Groups: Bethesda, Memory Café, Lynblomstan and those at the end with HealthEast Dr. Clouse, Dr. Kaisaki, St. Johns Hospital, HealthEast Hospice Care, Gracewood Memory Care and our neighbors at Cardinal point. Private family celebration of life ceremony. Annie's life will be a blessing as she lives on in our hearts. We'll see you in Heaven! Love, George.

Ellis, Rebecca Loraine
January 28, 1948- March 20, 2015
Age 67 of St. Anthony.

Williams, Larry Donnell
August 11, 1961 - March 19, 2015
Age 53 of St. Paul.

Grenfell, Jo Lynn (nee Kohlnhofer)
June 21, 1957 - March 19, 2015
Age 57 of Bellechester, MN. Arrangements are pending at this time with a full obituary to follow.

Newman, Elinor Carolyn (nee Raymond)
April 10, 1911 - March 19, 2015
Age 103 of Eagan.

Johnson, Becky Ann (nee Charpentier)
September 22, 1954 - March 19, 2015
Age 60 of St. Paul, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on March 19th after a long battle with emphysema. Survived by her husband, Duane; mother, Jean; sister, Linda; children Gennie (Frank) Lu-dovico, Joshua (Michele) Harvieux, Alex Johnson; grandchildren Devyn, Mia and Corrine. Donations can be sent to the Becky Johnson Memorial Fund at any Wells Fargo bank.

Willodson, Yvonne Inez (nee Johnson)
May 8, 1935 - March 18, 2015
Age 79 of Ham Lake.

Beard, Beverly Ann
September 18, 1934 - March 18, 2015
Age 80 of Roseville.

Werke, Michael Arthur
March 17, 1960 - March 17, 2015
Age 55 of St. Paul.

Buhl, Thomas Stephen
February 6, 1962 - March 17, 2015
Age 53 of Maple Plain.

Huff, Lisa Gail (nee Sorensen)
March 22, 1963 - March 17, 2015
Age 51 of St. Louis Park.

Hales, Madeleine (nee Fisher)
March 25, 1931 - March 17, 2015
Age 83 of St. Paul.

Klemetson, Leonard William "Lenny"
January 2, 1950 - March 17, 2015
Age 65 of St. Paul Passed away peacefully at home on March 17, 2015. Lenny was a beloved husband, father, grandpa, brother, and a proud Veteran. Memorial service at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 550 W 7th St., St. Paul, on Sat., March 21 at 11AM with visitation at 10AM.

Mueller, Gregory Albert
March 29, 1955 - March 17, 2015
Age 59 of Mankato, MN, died March 17, 2015. Services are 11 AM, Sat. March 21, with 10 AM visitation at Hosanna Lutheran Church, 105 Hosanna Dr, Mankato, MN 56001. Greg worked for many years as a carpenter in the Mpls area and was a member of Carpenters Local #355. Greg loved hunting, woodworking, traveling and visiting with people. He really enjoyed his grandsons, and his great-nephews and nieces. He is survived by his mother, Elizabeth; daughters, Sara (Brett) Wernberg & Stephanie (Chase) Dunemann, and their sons Landon and Liam; brother, Paul (Geneva); sister, Melanie (Russell) Sealy; Greg's Fiancée, Linda Dempsey, and many loving family & friends. Greg was preceded in death by his father, Robert and niece, Kayla Jo DeMars.

Hanold, Kenneth Andrew
October 11, 1947 - March 17, 2015
Age 67 of Columbia Heights, passed away at home with family by his side on March 17, 2015. Survived by loving wife, Joyce; children, Matthew (Rebekah), Elizabeth (Tim) Rogers, James, and Steven; grandchildren, Hannah, Kevin, Bridget, Eric, and Emily; mother, Vicki; brother, Greg; and many loving family and friends. Memorial Service Monday, March 23rd, 1 PM with reception to follow, at Oak Hill Baptist Church, 4141 University Ave NE, Columbia Heights, MN.

Lewis, Ann Marie
November 24, 1962 - March 16, 2015
Age 52 of St. Louis Park. Left us unexpectedly on March 16, 2015 of natural causes at her residence. Ann was born in New York, grew up in Hill City and was a 1980 graduate of Hill City High School. She went on to receive her Master's Degree, and spent a majority of her working career in Minneapolis, where she touched many lives. Ann had a passion for helping people, a generous heart, and a great love for her friends. Ann was active in helping the less fortunate and feeding the homeless. Ann also loved coaching her Special Olympics teams. She will be dearly missed by her friends and family. Survived by brother, Alan (Tami); niece, Emma; nephew, Isaac; and many friends throughout the country. Preceded in death by parents, Larry and Elaine Lewis. Memorial Service at 3PM on Wednesday (3/25) at the Hill City United Methodist Church. There will be a memorial service at a later date in the Twin Cities.

Kotek, Mark Michael
February 20, 1976 - March 15, 2015
Age 39 of Minneapolis.

Shockley, Jerry Bailey
July 29, 1950 - March 15, 2015
Age 64 of Coon Rapids.

Davis, Scott Dale
September 11, 1928 - March 15, 2015
Age 86 of Chicago, passed away in Maplewood.

Dehn, Zachery Michael
December 12, 1989 - March 15, 2015
Age 25 of Blaine. Survived by parents, grandparents, brother, and other relatives and friends. Memorial Service Fri., March 20, Incarnation Lutheran Church, 4880 Hodgson Rd., Shoreview, at 2:30, with visitation 1 hr before.

Fechner, Elmer Jim
January 15, 1926 - March 14, 2015
Age 89, formerly of Merrill and Avon Park, Florida passed away March 14, 2015 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in St. Paul MN surrounded by his family. Jim was born January 15, 1926 in Merrill, son of the late Elmer J. and Margret (Kraft) Fechner. He is survived by his wife Jeanette (Nelson) of 65 years. He is also survived by two brothers: William Kraft (Miyako) Fechner of Seattle WA, John (Janet) Fechner of Merrill and one sister: Marge Rankin of New Berlin, WI. Jim was a Staff Sargent in the United States Air force during World War II and again inducted into service during the Korean War. He was a long term manager of Northern Specialty Company in Merrill. Jim and his wife Jeanette were dedicated group campers for decades. During retirement they were practicing “Snow Birds” at several Florida communities. Jim enjoyed fishing, watching car races and spending time with his family. Survivors include three daughters, Terri (Chris) Hanson of Merrimac, WI, Mary (Glenn) Raddatz of White Bear Lake, MN & Cindy (Steve) Sabatke of Merrill. Seven grandchildren, Nick (Amy) Hanson, Alex (Rachel) Hanson, Sarah (Aaron) Gertz, Laura (Carlos)Hidalgo, Pennie (Mike) Sladky, Paige Sabatke & Rachel Sabatke. Eleven Great Grandchildren, Siena Hanson, Madison Hanson, Jordan Hanson, Nolan Hanson, Damian Hidalgo, Adrian Gertz, Nathan Gertz, Colten Sladky, Eliana Sladky, Gavin Sladky, Lena Sladky and many nieces and nephews. Future services and internment dates to be determined. Condolences and messages can be sent to Jeanette Fechner, 825-K Vadnais Dr. Vadnais Heights, MN 55127 or on line at: jjfechner28@gmail.com

Anderson, Linda Sue
September 18, 1955 - March 14, 2015
Age 59 of Brooklyn Center.

Sierakowski, Sharlene Ann (nee Thieling)
July 17, 1945 - March 13, 2015
Age 69 of St. Paul, passed away on March 13th, 2015 Preceded in death by son, Scott; sisters, Sandy and Dove; and brother, Don. Survived by son, Steve (Michelle); daughter, Sheryl (Scott); grandkids, Tyler, Chloe, Samantha, and Alex; many nieces & nephews, and great nieces & nephews. Sharlene was a wonderful woman with an amazing heart. Private Memorial and Burial Service.

Erickson, Christine Elizabeth (Niccum)
September 1, 1964 - March 13, 2015
Age 50 of Crystal Minnesota, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 13th, 2015 at The Golden Living Center in St. Louis Park. She maintained a positive attitude during her fight with lung cancer, which rapidly spread to brain cancer. She worked many years and loved her final career at Dairy Queen in Crystal. She leaves, and will be missed dearly by her siblings, Mary (Deland) Brick and Chuck (Sue) Niccum; Her nieces, Marissa (Alex) and Sarah; Her Nephews, Jeryco (Angela) and Christopher (Sara) Niccum. Her Fiancee, David Wallace; and many other close family and friends. Christine was born in Minneapolis, but raised in Excelsior Minnesota. Preceded in death by her parents Beryl and Joan Niccum. Memorials preferred. Funeral and celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, March 28th at 4:00 pm, at the Hope Lutheran Church, 5200 Emerson Ave. Minneapolis.

Wright, Kathleen Mary
May 6, 1960 - March 12, 2015
Age 54, died March 10th, 2015, at her mother's home in Edina inconsolably grief stricken at our mother's passing 24 days prior. Known as Katy, was born May 6th, 1960 in San Diego. Raised in south Minneapolis, graduated from Washburn High class of '78, NEI College of Technology, and beautician's school. Katy, a saxophone player, loved the Beatles. She loved animals especially dogs. Katy was adventurous camping in the boundary waters and traveling in Alaska. Katy had a reputation for being headstrong. One of her more recent exploits was to bicycle to New Mexico. The Luau party she threw for our mother Therese in 1999 has become family lore. The world is much quieter with Katy gone. Memorial gathering 2-4 pm Saturday, March 28 at Nine Mile Village Party House, 6301 Villa Ln, Edina MN 55436. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery.-PMW

Burkart, Jimmy Lee
December 14, 1940 - March 12, 2015
Age 74 of St. Paul.

Hammons, Morris Stanley "The Barrelman"
June 23, 1933 - March 11, 2015
Age 81 of St. Paul, passed away after a battle with cancer surrounded by family and friends on March 11, 2015. Morris enjoyed hunting, fishing, and scuba diving. Preceded in death by parents and brother, Robert. Survived by wife, Laura; sons, Michael, David, and Matthew; 5 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; brothers, Richard and Gordy; Matthew's mother, Maxine Copeman; and many other relatives and friends. Burial will be at Fort Snelling, Thursday, March 19, Noon, Lane #4. Celebration of Life will be on Saturday, March 21, from NOON-4PM at Marcie's Home, 971 Beech St., St. Paul. Memorials preferred.

Williams, Theodore
August 26, 1930 - March 10, 2015
Age 84 of Minneapolis, passed away peacefully on March 10, 2015. Preceded in death by daughter, Pamela Jeffreys. Survived by wife, Betty Lou; children, Bruce Williams, Judy Williams, Rhonette Andrews, Jacqueline Williams; stepchildren, Rochelle (Thomas) Hamilton Turan and Brian Hamilton; 13 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. Memorial service at North United Methodist Church, 4350 Fremont Ave. N., Minneapolis, MN 55412 on Monday, March 16th at 11:00 am.

Koller Jr., James Allen "Jim"
January 26, 1962 - March 10, 2015
Age 53 of Bayport, Passed away on March 10, 2015.  James was born on Jan. 26, 1962.  Preceded in death by grandparents.  Survived by wife, Pamela; children, Natalie (Jason), Bronson, and Christopher; grandchildren, Aspen and Tyler; parents, James, Sr. (Alice) and Connie; brothers, Jamie (Ana), Joe, Jason (Kris); and many nieces, nephews and friends.  Funeral service on Monday 3/16 at 11AM with visitation starting at 9AM at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 609 5th St. S, Stillwater, MN.

Menck, Timothy Eugene
July 10, 1959 - March 9, 2015
Age 55 of St. Paul. Service to be handled by Roseberry Funeral Home in Friendship, WI (608-339-3551).

Lindahl, Richard Carl
January 3, 1927 - March 8, 2015
Age 88 of Zimmerman, MN, born on Jan. 3, 1927 in Mpls, MN, passed away March 8, 2015. He was preceded in death by parents Carl & Agnes Lindahl. Survived by his loving wife, Carol; sons, Adam & Andy (Elli). Also survived by grandchildren, Sydney & Wyatt, who brought so much love and joy in his life, along with his loving dogs, Lily & Jessie. A private interment to follow at a later date.

Leonard, Robert Charles
July 29, 1924 - March 7, 2015
Age 90 of Lakeville.

Jones, Kerry Ann
January 14, 1982 - March 5, 2015
Age 33 of Pine City.

Joyce, Patrick James
September 11, 1949 - March 5, 2015
Age 65 of South St. Paul.

Kiechle-Krumme, Barbara (nee Kiechle)
July 5, 1955 - March 5, 2015
Age 59 of Andover, originally of Radolfzell, Germany.

Isaacson, Shareen Rana (nee Bunce)
October 7, 1965 - March 4, 2015
Age 49 of of Wyoming, MN. Preceded in death by parents, Larry and Carol Bunce. Survived by husband, William; children, Paris, Sydney and William; stepchildren, Joshua and Elisabeth; granddaughter Chantelle; brothers, Doug (Trish) and Rick (fiancée Jill). Special thanks to all who cared for Shareen. Memorial Service at North Heights Lutheran Church, 2701 N. Rice St., Roseville, MN on Thursday, March 12, 2015, at 11AM, with visitation at 10AM.

Linderman, Brenda Lea (nee Cairns)
February 9, 1964 - March 4, 2015
Age 51, of Newport, MN, passed away March 4, 2015. Preceded in death by grandson. Survived by parents, Kathy (Les) Gominsky and William (Mary) Cairns; son, Dan (Teissa) White; daughter, Jess (Steve) Strain; grandchildren Malayla, Hugo and Brock; many other relatives, as well as friends. A Celebration of her life will be held on Sunday, March 15th from 1-3 PM at the South St. Paul VFW.

Castilleja, Claudio
May 7, 1946 - March 4, 2015
Age 68 of South St. Paul.

Boehme, Gregory Francis
September 27, 1942 - March 3, 2015
Age 72 of Olivia, MN.

Hines, Mary Ann (nee Judd)
August 9, 1945 - March 3, 2015
Age 69 of of St. Cloud.

Moore, Clementine Frazier
March 8, 1922 - March 3, 2015
Age 92 of of Oak Park Heights.

McClaren, Doris Jean (nee Long)
April 5, 1943 - March 2, 2015
Age 71 of of Apple Valley. Interment at Acacia Park Cemetery in Mendota Heights.

Wyatt, Mary Louise (nee Callinan)
May 19, 1935 - March 2, 2015
Age 79 of of Brooklyn Park. Preceded in death by husband, Robert C. Wyatt; and brother, John W. Callinan. Survived by daughter, Kathy (Ted) Stanislowski; grandchildren, Kelly (Tom) Polson, Ryan (Karen) Stanislowski; great-grandchildren, Jack and Lola Polson; sister, Patricia Callinan; sister-in-law, Sharon Callinan; nieces & nephews. At Mary Lou's request, there will be no service held. Memorials are preferred to Our Lady of Peace Hospice, St Paul. Private burial Laporte, MN.

Plath, James Orin
May 23, 1953 - March 2, 2015
Age 61, of Milaca, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on March 2, 2015. He was an avid outdoorsman and auto enthusiast. He loved hunting and fishing with his family, and working on cars with his sons. Preceded by his parents, Arlene & Orin Plath. Survived by wife, Roxanne (Over-holser); sons, Lee & Levi; sister, Barb Beech; and many nieces and nephews. Memorial Service Sat., March 7, 11 AM with a gathering for friends and family one hour prior at Christ Our Light Catholic Church, 804 7th Ave. S, Princeton, MN. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred.

Peterson, Jay Allan
July 25, 1980 - March 1, 2015
Age 34, died Sunday, March 1 at his home in Minneapolis. Jay was born July 25, 1980 in Duluth. He graduated from Superior High School in 1999, the University of Wisconsin-Superior in 2008, and the University of Minnesota in 2014 with his Master's degree in education. He taught chemistry and food science at several Twin Cities schools, in Thailand, and was teaching at Great River Charter School in St. Paul at the time of his death. Jay was always a kid at heart; his unique way of communicating with the children in his life was unparalleled. Jay had a passion for learning and sharing what he learned with siblings, nieces and nephews, students or neighbors. He loved a lively discussion in which he could debate both sides of an issue. Jay also loved to travel and experience different cultures, embracing diversity abroad and in his own neighborhood. Jay had a love of unique food, and was always on the lookout for a new restaurant. Annual celebrations of the 4th of July were spent on Madeline Island at the State Park, the City Park, and Tom's Burned Down Caf. Surrounded by friends and family, this was Jay at his best. Music held a special place in his life. His passion for music was shared with his parents, brothers and sisters. He also loved to be out in nature, camping, canoeing, and embracing all the earth has to offer. Jay was a talented painter, and loved sharing that interest with the children in his life. Jay is survived by his parents, Ben and Lee Peterson of Coon Rapids, Minn., and Steve and Anita King of Duluth; brothers Kent (Jessica) Peterson, Isaac Peterson, Glen King, Marcus King, Cory King, and Bryce King; sisters Jessica (Ryan) Newville, Sarah (Yed) Anikpo, Eryn (Jeremy) Morgan, Dana (Jared) Schmitz, Kayce King, Rene King, Lelia King, Jinae King, and Taryn King; 12 nieces and nephews; his grandmother, Nancy Lego of Superior, Wis.; his grandfather Patrick Lego of Apache Junction, Ariz.; and many beloved aunts, uncles, and cousins. Memorial Service at 2PM Saturday, March 7, with visitation to follow at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Conference Center, 600 N 21st Street, Superior, WI.

Schaitel, Suzanne Marie (nee Webb)
April 25, 1946 - March 1, 2015
Age 68 of of Elk River, MN passed away peacefully on March 1, 2015. Survived by by daughter, Stephanie (Frank) Zinken; grandchildren, Madelyn, Meghan, and Emily; brother, Sidney Webb; many loving family and friends. Preceded by her husband, Roger. She will be remembered as an all around great Mother and Grandmother and will be greatly missed.  Private Family Services.

Sullivan, Thomas EuGene
August 3, 1957 - February 28, 2015
Age 57 of Little Canada.

Johnson, Ann Ellen
March 5, 1952 - February 28, 2015
Age 62 of Duluth, passed away with her son by her side on Feb. 28, 2015. Survived by son, Ben (Claudia); granddaughter, Dot; siblings, Peter Pozniak, John Pozniak, Marianne Guza, and Therese Moilan; and many loving family and friends. Mom will be forever remembered as a dedicated nurse, world traveler, aspiring foodie and the all-around best mom to have graced this earth. She will be deeply missed. Memorial Service, Friday, March 6, 4:30pm with a gathering at 4pm all at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 835 W. College St., Duluth, MN.

Gowen, Cynthia Marie (nee Peterson)
December 29, 1956 - February 26, 2015
Age 58 of Owatonna, passed away on on Feb. 26th, 2015.  Preceded in death by her parents, Robert Peterson & Shirley Seys.  Survived by her children, Myron, Mindy (Terry Nelson), and Michelle; grandchildren, Braeden, Madilynn, and Maryn; siblings, Jim, Genny, Mike, and Lori; special friend, Larry Watrous and many other loving family and friends.  Memorial Service, Monday, March 2nd, time TBD, with a gathering one hour prior all at 1st Lutheran Church, 8953 SW 37th Ave., Hope, MN.

Cardenas, Maria DelaLuz
June 15, 1940 - February 25, 2015
Age 74 of St. Paul. Passed away peacefully at home on February 25, 2015. Survived by husband, Marcos; 7 children; many grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. Funeral service at 12NOON with visitation one hour prior on March 5 at St. Stanislaus Church, 398 Superior St., St. Paul.

Schmidt, Janice Kay
January 15, 1951 - February 25, 2015
Age 64 of Tonka Bay, MN.

Nguyen, Gang
December 15, 1950 - February 24, 2015
Age 50 of Inver Grove Heights, originally of Nha Trang, Vietnam. Funeral service Saturday, February 28 at 11:30 A.M., with visitation 2 hours prior, at Vietnamese Alliance Church, 3100 Grand Ave. S, Minneapolis (612-721-3964). Interment to follow at St. Patrick's Cemetery in Inver Grove Heights.

Hawley Jr., Charles Llewellyn "Chuck"
September 18, 1930 - February 24, 2015
Age 84 of Shoreview. Chuck was born on September 18, 1930 in Davenport, Iowa to Louie and Anna Hawley. Chuck graduated from Iowa State University with an Electrical Engineering Degree. He married Beverly Bergman in 1959. Chuck worked for Sperry-Univac, Control Data and ETA Systems. He retired in 1987 and was active in The First Presbyterian Church in White Bear Lake and the Boy Scouts of America. Chuck enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, needlework and summer road trips across the US to as many caves Bev could stand. Charles is preceded by wife, Beverly (2000) and brother, James (2014). Survived by four children, Anna, Kathy, Geoff, Rachel (Pat); granddaughter, Renee; and many other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to First Presbyterian Church of White Bear Lake, the Boy Scouts of America or the charity of your choice. Private family services.

Toomer, John Daniel
April 24, 1939 - February 24, 2015
Age 75 of Zimmerman.

Milas, Mark A.
January 4, 1954 - February 24, 2015
Age 61 of Minneapolis.

Pierce, David Allen
July 27, 1954 - February 23, 2015
Age 60 of Maplewood.

Tedeschi, Elizabeth Bertels
August 19, 1958 - February 23, 2015
Age 56 of St. Paul, MN.

Combel, Patti Ann (nee Coleman)
October 12, 1955 - February 23, 2015
Age 59 of Cambridge.

Karpinski, William Anthony
August 3, 1952 - February 22, 2015
Age 62 of St. Paul. Private family service.

Cutcliffe, Douglass Saffarrans
May 22, 1928 - February 22, 2015
Age 86 of White Bear Lake. Passed away at home surrounded by family on February 22, 2015. Born in 1928 to Douglass P. Saffarrans and Col. William Saffarrans, Douglass lived in many locales throughout the U.S. She was a nature enthusiast and loved gardening, flower arranging, bridge, tennis, football and reading. Beloved by her husband, John Cutcliffe; her children, John Cutcliffe and Douglass (Ron) Alvarado; her grandchildren, Rolando (Suzanne) Alvarado; Christopher (Cristina) Alvarado, and Daniel (Rachel) Alvarado; and many friends. Funeral service at St. John's in the Wilderness, White Bear Lake, MN, March 7, 2015, 11:00 a.m. with one hour visitation prior to service. Memorials preferred to HealthEast Foundation - Hospice Care.

Williams, Marthena Elaine (nee Chadwick)
September 8, 1946 - February 22, 2015
Age 68 of Brooklyn Park.

Loftis, Lois Marie (nee Frankfurth)
September 3, 1940 - February 21, 2015
Age 74 of Willernie, MN. Lois enjoyed life to the fullest and passed peacefully at home on February 21, 2015. She was a loving mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. Preceded in death by parents, Elroy Frankfurth and Lucille Kuchenski. Survived by sons, Jeoff and Jay; granddaughter, Anna; sisters, Carol Deneen, Judy Dockendorf, and Marilyn Aden; and many other relatives and friends. A celebration of life will be held at the Dugout Bar, 96 Mahtomedi Ave. Mahtomedi, MN, on Sunday March 8th from 1-4pm.

Fadde, Henry Charles
December 24, 1953 - February 21, 2015
Age 61 of Maple Grove.

Baird, Kelvin Lee "Kelly"
July 5, 1953 - February 20, 2015
Age 61 of Pine City, MN, passed away Feb. 20, 2015, peacefully, after a long battle of difficult illnesses. Kelly was born July 5, 1953. He was originally from Cadillac, Michigan, and formerly resided in Pine City. He is preceded in death by his father Gail T. Baird Sr. and his mother Marlene A. Baird (Campbell), step mother Betty Ann Baird (Ericks). Kelly is survived by siblings: Jeff and Karen Baird, Kim and Kimberly Baird, Dan and Darla Baird, Renee Baird and fiancee Steve Boe, Gail T. Jr. and Shawn Baird, step sister Tina and Tim Ohlert, Jeffrey and Renee Baird; several nephews and nieces, including several great nephews and nieces, and many friends. Kelly worked as a construction worker for many years doing siding and remodeling, until his health would no longer allow him. Kelvin will always be remembered as an avid hunter. He truly loved fishing with his nephews and family members. He enjoyed gardening, canning and cooking, and watching a good Western movie. Kelly enjoyed a good fish fry, and grilling out, camping, and sitting around the fire with family and friends. He especially loved sharing a good game of cribbage, or a game of cards with his nephew Josh and his wife Rikki, whom Kelly had a special bond with, and lived with for several years. Kelly’s friendly personality and contagious laugh will be deeply missed. A private Celebration of Kelly’s Life will be when we can enjoy the Great Outdoors that Kelly so enjoyed.

Vanderlinde, Thomas Alex
September 5, 1952 - February 20, 2015
Age 62 of Watertown, MN. Celebration of Life Service on Friday, Feb. 27 at 11 am at the Waconia VFW, 125 West 1st Street, Waconia, MN. Luncheon following service.

Anderson, Kurt David
September 2, 1955 - February 20, 2015
Age 59 of Lindstrom. Preceded in death by parents Robert and Virginia Anderson. Survived by siblings Karen Drews (Tom) and Lori Anderson, nieces and nephews and wonderful life long friends and neighbors. Kurt loved flying, hunting and fishing. Private family memorial.

Nygard, Cameron Brice
February 28, 1938 - February 20, 2015
Age 46 of West St. Paul. Cameron had a huge family and many friends. They are planning a celebration of his life Tuesday, February 24th, dinner and visitation 5-7pm, service at 7pm. Good Shepherd Church, 7600 Cahill Ave., Inver Grove Heights, MN. Memorials preferred.

Kurle, DeQuetta Mae (nee Rohrbach)
February 4, 1956 - February 19, 2015
Age 59 of Brooklyn Park.

Houg, Shirley Mae (nee Lyngstad)
April 26, 1936 - February 17, 2015
Age 78 of Inver Grove Heights.

Bailey, Lois Jane (nee Grimes)
March 1, 1931 - February 17, 2015
Age 83 of Maplewood. Will be greatly missed by many. Preceded in death by husband, Clarence "Jim" Bailey, children James Jerome, and Debbie. Survived by sons Clarence (Tammy) and Michael; brother Bud. Loving grandmother to many. Service to be announced at a later date. Rest in Peace, Mother. Love, Clare & Michael

Plese, Steven Herbert
November 17, 1948 - February 16, 2015
Age 66 of New Hope.

Gardner, Karla Kay (nee Tilman)
April 18, 1944 - February 16, 2015
Age 70 of Wadena, MN, originally of Las Vegas, NV.

Serena, Gloria Diane (nee Gribble)
April 24, 1961 - February 16, 2015
Age 53 of Plymouth.

Stavish, Robert B.
September 14, 1946 - February 14, 2015
Age 68 of Spring Lake Park, died on Feb. 14, 2015. Born on Sept. 14, 1946 in Darling Township, MN. Survived by wife, Diane (Harnisch); siblings, Raymond (Karen) & Gordie, all of Frenchtown, MT, William (Jean) of Blaine, MN, Delores (Bob) Salber and Shirley (Bud) Gaffke all of Randall, MN; also the very best of nieces & nephews too numerous to list. Memorial to be held March 3, 2015, 1 PM with 11 AM gathering at Camp Ripley Chapel, 15000 Highway 115, Little Falls, MN. Interment MN State Veterans Cemetery at Camp Ripley. Memorials to any cancer foundation.

Uber, Norma Gene (nee Levi)
August 21, 1932 - February 14, 2015
Age 82 of Arden Hills, passed away peacefully on February 14, 2015. Born and raised in Glenwood City, WI, where she met and married Lowell D. Uber. They moved to Minneapolis in 1951 where there 3 children were born. She was a long-time member of Abiding Savior Luth. Church in Mounds View. Employee and volunteer of Presbyterian Homes in Arden Hills. Preceded by her husband, Lowell. Survived by her children, Steve, Nancy (Pat), and Tamara (Dan); 2 adored grandchildren, Zak and Zoey Armstrong; many other loving family and friends.  Private Family Services.

Clark, Harold Glenn
September 10, 1954 - February 14, 2015
Age 60 of Minneapolis.

Henke, Barbara Elizabeth
October 3, 1953 - February 13, 2015
Age 61 of Brooklyn Center.

Erdman, Willard Ernest
January 22, 1923 - February 13, 2015
Age 92 of Loretto, MN.

Moore Sr., Richard James
December 7, 1945 - February 13, 2015
Age 69 of North St. Paul, originally of Vancouver, WA.

Olafson, Dale Alvin
May 8, 1957 - February 12, 2015
Age 57 of St. Paul, Beloved, Father, Grandpa & Dear Friend, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on February 12, 2015. Preceded in death by parents, Donald Olafson and Shirley Capra. Survived by children, Donald (Lori), James, Melissa (Jocco); three grandchildren; sisters, Donna (Tom) Mahowald, Connie Anderson, Darlene (Bob) Nielsen. Services on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, 3PM at Grace Lutheran Church, 1730 Old Hudson Road, St. Paul, MN 55106. Celebration of Life to follow at American Legion Post 39, 2678 E. 7th Ave, North St. Paul.

River, Suzanne Green
June 8, 1949 - February 12, 2015
Age 65 of Lindstrom, MN. Preceded in death by her father, Thomas Haymond and mother, Anne Clinton. Survived by her husband, Don Lewis; son, Jesse River; brothers and sisters, Frank, Lorraine, Tom, Marykaye, Barbara, Annie and Ben. Service 11:30 AM on Wednesday, 2/18 at The Recovery Church, 53 State St., St. Paul with interment Prairie Oaks Memorial Eco Gardens and luncheon to follow. Memorials to the White Earth Land Recovery Project (www.welrp.org).

Slusher, Jamie Corbalie
December 5, 1972 - February 11, 2015
Age 42 of Maplewood.

Rose, Rosemary (nee Kight)
February 1, 1947 - February 11, 2015
Age 68 of Bloomington, passed away peacefully on February 11, 2015. Survived by husband, Richard; daughter, Brigette; half-siblings, Lori (Stewart) Koski, Geri (Shane) Boyle, and Robert Kight; 5 grandchildren and many other loving family and friends. Preceded by her parents, Robert & Elaine; and daughter, Dawn. Private family service.

Johnson, Bjorn Sven
December 25, 1918 - February 11, 2015
Age 96 of Bloomington, originally of Lervik, Norway.

Kair, Russell LaDean
July 17, 1942 - February 10, 2015
Age 72 of Minneapolis, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015. Preceded in death by his parents, Christian and Gladys Kair. Survived by his chil-dren, Victoria (Tony) Gleason, Jacquelina (Steve) Mohr, Bradley (Anastasia) Kair; grandchildren Nicholas & Matthew Gleason; Sophia, Asher & Boaz Kair; ex-wife, Jan Kair. Russ was born in Sioux City, Iowa. After graduating high school he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was a 3rd Class Aviation Airman (AE3) with honorable dis-charge. A private family interment will be held April 16, 2015 at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Mpls.

Olson, Jeffrey David
January 18, 1954 - February 9, 2015
Age 61 of Minneapolis.

Funk, Henry G.
July 30, 1927 - February 9, 2015
Age 87 of Sugar Grove, IL, passed away in Maplewood, Minnesota, February 9, 2015, after a battle with dementia and health related problems. Henry was born in Aurora, Illinois, on July 30, 1927. He grew up in Aurora, and worked in the family pharmacy until his graduation from West Aurora High School. After high school, he entered the Army and served as a medical corpsman in occupied Italy right after WWII. Upon discharge, he entered the University of Illinois, and graduated with a degree in pharmacy. Henry was a 3rd generation pharmacist. His mother's father, Henry's grandfather, started Grimm's pharmacy in Aurora, in 1889. His father and older brother, Herbert were also pharmacists. Henry was a great entrepreneur. He was always looking for new business opportunities. With Herbert, they opened 3 more Grimm's Pharmacies in the Fox Valley. The first was in the Valley Shopping center in St. Charles, which opened in 1957. Then came the store in Montgomery, in the Boulder Hill Center, which opened in 1963, and one more location by Mercy Hospital in Aurora. Henry used these businesses as a spring board to launch his many business adventures and hobbies. Some of which were: Photo Huts, Grimm's Hallmark stores, Main Street Car Wash, and other real estate properties. Henry married Gloria Worrell in 1952, and moved to Oswego, in 1960. They had 4 children together. Henry had many activities outside of the pharmacy. He enjoyed his summers at Kelly Lake, Wisconsin, at the family cottage with his family, mother, sister and brother. He bought a farm in Suring Wisconsin, close to the cottage and loved getting up there as much as possible, all year long, working with the pigs and cattle. He had a love of flying and got his private pilot's license, he even had a landing strip put on the farm, so he could fly and land at the farm. Henry also loved giving back to the community. He was very active for many decades with the Rotary Club of Aurora (a past president), the St. Charles Chamber of Commerce and many local charities. Henry loved the St. Charles community! Henry is preceded in death by his parents, Herbert E. and Margaret Funk; his brother, Herbert Funk; his sisters, Dorothy White, and Gloria Funk. He is survived by his children, Kim Funk of Batavia, IL, Tom Funk of Montgomery, IL, Karen (Funk) McMahon of Dellwood, MN, and Bill Funk of St. Charles, IL; 7 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Memorial service and celebration of Henry's life will be held at New England Church on Galena Blvd. in Aurora, on Sunday, March 8, 2015, at 1:30 p.m.

Garey, Ruth Stella
June 13, 1945 - February 9, 2015
Age 69 of Welch, MN.

Folks, Robert Warren
October 5, 1953 - February 8, 2015
Age 61 of Roberts, WI, passed away after a long battle with cancer on February 8, 2015. Preceded in death by parents Warren and Ruth Folks. Survived by wife of 36 years, Debra (Melom) Folks; daughters Becky Knaack (Willie) and Carrie Folks; four grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Claire, Will and Sarah; and brothers Bill Folks (Nancy) and Mike Folks (Kathy). Retired from the Star Tribune in 2009, Bob pursued his passions: motorcycle trips with friends, restoring and joyriding in his '54 Chevy truck, and working outside with his tractors. He will always be remembered for his lifestyle of faith, loyal friendship and sense of humor. Celebration of Life 11 a.m., Friday, February 13, at Eagle Brook Church, 2401 East Buffalo Street, White Bear Lake, MN; visitation one hour prior to service.

Wayne, Brian Gene
December 12, 1945 - February 7, 2015
Age 69 of Grand Rapids, MN, passed away peacefully at home on February 7, 2015. Will be missed by loving wife, Nancy; daughters, Lonnie (Jeff) Wilson & Christi (Derek) Simonson; step-children, Cheri, John, and Chad; mother, Bertha; brother, Stewart (Cheryl); many grand and great grandchildren; other loving family and friends. Preceded by his father, George; and brother, Gary. Vietnam Marine Veteran. Loved both outdoor and recreational sports. His sense of humor will be forever cherished. Respecting his wishes, no services will be held.

Eckley, Leaphie Lillie (nee Morris)
August 21, 1938 - February 7, 2015
Age 76 of Blaine.

Lopez, Katherine Michelle
January 3, 2002 - February 5, 2015
Age 13 of Denison, IA, passed away in Minneapolis.

Oakvik, Norman Gunnar
February 23, 1920 - February 3, 2015
Age 94 of Robbinsdale, MN, passed away on Tues., Feb. 3, 2015. Preceded in death by mother Hilma, father Gunnar, sister Helen Anderson, and brother Ray. Survived by cousin Vivian Zagelow of Spokane, WA and niece Mary Frances Skufca (Robert) of Eagan, MN. Norm was well known and loved as one of the founding fathers of cross country skiing and ski jumping in the upper Midwest. Born in Minneapolis to Norwegian immigrant parents, at an early age Norm was given a pair of wood jumping skis crafted by his ski-jumper father. This would shape his life of involvement with cross-country skiing, ski jumping, and downhill skiing. Among other regional and national championships, he was the 1953 North American Cross-Country Champion, a 1952 US Olympic Nordic Combined Team member, a member of the of the 10th Mountain Division in WWII, and a nationally known coach and teacher. True to his Norwegian heritage of modesty, privacy, and yes, frugality, he is remembered for selflessly giving his time and talent to build the sport of cross-country skiing and ski jumping. Few others in the 1960s foresaw the potential growth of ski touring as Norm did. When he was couldn't find the proper ski equipment locally, he and an associate began importing it from Norway, thus helping area ski shops meet their customers' growing demands. Norm was a co-founder of the North Star Ski Touring Club in Minneapolis, which grew to become the most successful ski touring organization in America. It continues today, with year-round activities throughout North America and Europe. He also worked tirelessly with the Minneapolis Park Board developing land and designing trails, one of which is a trail system named for him in Theodore Wirth Park. Norm's legacy is as a loved and respected coach and teacher to countless youth and adults, through the North Star Ski Touring Club, the Minneapolis Youth Ski League, the Minneapolis Ski Club, and the Minneapolis Park Board. Norm inspired many to become coaches and teachers themselves, so his passion lives on through them. Memorials preferred to North Star Ski Touring Club, Minneapolis Ski Club, Minnesota Youth Ski League or the American Cancer Society. Memorial gathering to be announced at a later date.

Catalano, Carmello
April 12, 1937 - February 3, 2015
Age 77 of Cottage Grove, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Feb. 3, 2015. Preceded in death by his wife, Vera. Survived by loving family: daughter, Kim (Roger); son, John (Kari); grandchildren, Jake, Bailey, and Paige. Private Family Services at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery.

Ray, Lois Carol (nee West)
April 21, 1938 - February 2, 2015
Age 76 of Richfield.

Stoehr, Joseph Charles
May 14, 1943 - February 2, 2015
Age 71 of Circle Pines. Passed away surrounded by family on February 2, 2015. Survived by wife, Connie; children, Larry (Loretta), Butch (Teri), Bridget (Brian) Robinson; step-son, Trevor Franke; other children, Betty-Jo, Gina, Christian, and Dennis; grandchildren, Alicia, Jesse, and Nicholas; sister, Marilyn Harper; beloved dog, Tiffany; and many other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by, parents; siblings, Joan, Ray, Tom, and Lee. Joe was employed with Metro Transit for 38 years. Joe lived a happy and fulfilled life. Memorial service will be at Woodbury United Methodist Church, 7465 Steepleview Rd, Woodbury, on Tuesday, February 10 at 3PM with visitation one hour prior. 

Lizee, Maurice Carl "Moki"
September 16, 1917 - February 2, 2015
Age 97 of Excelsior. He lived happily in his long-time Lake Minnetonka home in Greenwood until his passing. Moki loved being outdoors and most of all, his beloved wife Doris. Together, they were active outdoor enthusiasts and enjoyed skiing, skating, sailing and the lake until their 80s. Moki grew up in White Bear Lake, Mn. He joined the Army National Guard at age 18 and served in WW2. During the war, he was a member OSS (Office of Strategic Service) stationed in India. He graduated from the U of M Law School and was a practicing attorney until age 70. A special love for Moki was his sailboat, Volante. With friend Jim MacRae, they restored the 1887 sailboat and sailed it on Lake Minnetonka for many years. He is predeceased by his wife, Doris; and daughter, Sue. He is survived by son, Alan (Christine); son-in-law, Jack Dunn; grandchildren, Tracy and Marit Lizee, Mike (Nina) and Chris Dunn; and great-grandchild, Milo Dunn. A memorial gathering will be held on Sunday, Feb. 22 at 3:00-5:00 PM at the Old Log Theater, 5185 Meadville St., Greenwood, near Excelsior.

Van Lear Jr., James Franklin
December 19, 1952 - February 1, 2015
Age 62 of Brooklyn Park.

Kraemer, Robert David
January 10, 1963 - February 1, 2015
Age 62 of Maplewood.

Marcotte, Shirley Rose (nee Garavalia)
October 6, 1930 - February 1, 2015
Age 84 of White Bear Lake.

Poirier, Eula Ruth (nee Redwing )
October 6, 1955 - January 31, 2015
Age 59 of New Prague. Memorial service Friday, February 6, 2015 at 3:00 P.M., with visitation 1 hour prior at Washburn-McReavy Eden Prairie Chapel, 7625 Mitchell Rd., Eden Prairie, MN 55354 (952-975-0400). Inurnment at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Watertown, SD, at a later date.

Gilfillan, Kristy Sue (nee Borgh)
March 21, 1956 - January 30, 2015
Age 58 of Stillwater. Memorial service Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 4:00 P.M. at Faith Alliance Church, 520 Howard St. N, St. Paul, MN 55119 (651-738-0433).

Wall, Patricia Jean (nee Deutsch)
October 2, 1956 - January 30, 2015
Age 58 of Maplewood.

Linton, Suzanne Kathryn Morgan
May 24, 1942 - January 30, 2015
Age 72 of White Bear Lake.

Soderberg, Michael James
September 18, 1963 - January 29, 2015
Age 51 of South St. Paul.

Grubbs, Vernell
October 6, 1960 - January 29, 2015
Age 54 of Minneapolis.

Hanson, Dolores Joyce (nee Dickey)
May 14, 1921 - January 29, 2015
Age 93 of Hinckley, MN Passed away in St. Paul, MN after battling cancer. Dolores was born May 14, 1921 in Enderlin, ND to Elmer and Mabel Dickey. She grew up in Minneapolis and spent the last 45 years on her farm in Hinckley. She married her beloved Carl Hanson in 1940. She was preceded in death by her husband Carl, sons John and Gary, and grandson Dale. She is survived by her son Steve, brother Clifford Dickey, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services are Saturday, February 7, 3PM with visitation one hour prior at Access Church in North Branch, MN.

Harmon, Mary Ruth Catherine (nee Camp)
July 4, 1924 - January 28, 2015
Age 90 of Rogers, passed away into the loving arms of her Savior Jesus Christ on January 28, 2015. Preceded in death by husband, John William Harmon, parents and 5 siblings. Survived by daughter, Penny (Paul) Steele; 3 grandsons, Kevin, Mark and David; brothers, Marvin and Edward Camp. Memorial service 11 AM, Thursday, February 12, 2015 at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church 674 Johnson Pkwy, St. Paul. Interment Oak Hill Cemetery, Newnan, GA.

Kendrick, Donald Allen
March 26, 1960 - January 28, 2015
Age 54 of Brooklyn Center.

Bohlander, John Gilbert
February 28, 1955 - January 27, 2015
Age 59 of Eden Prairie, passed peacefully of cancer Jan. 27, 2015. Survived by former wife, Peggy; daughter, Amy & husband Chris; and 4 grandchildren. Private interment Fort Snelling. Contributions preferred to N.C. Little Memorial Hospice, Edina, MN.

Kmetz, Raymond Kenneth
December 28, 1946 - January 26, 2015
Age 68 of New Hope, passed away 01/26/2015. Raymond was a proud, hard working, successful owner of Rays Contracting & Landscaping of 45 years. A caring, devoted man who was always wiling to do for others. He was married for 47 years the cornerstone of his family. He will be deeply missed and always remembered. Preceded in death by his parents and four sisters, Barbara, Donna, Betty, and Delores. Survived by his two loving sons, Nathan Kmetz of Hopkins & Anthony Kmetz of Orono; grandchild Lucas Kmetz; sister, Geraldine Sanz of Mora & brothers, Vernon Kmetz of Bloomington, Marvin (Nancy) Kmetz of St. Michael, MN. Services to be held privately. ''Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe''. -- Frederick Douglass

Tolzman, Wendelyn "Wendy" Andrea (nee Westrum)
June 18, 1964 - January 26, 2015
Age 50 of Minneapolis. Died peacefully, surrounded by family on January, 26th, 2015. She's survived by her parents, Claire Christofferson and Steve Westrum, stepfather Bruce Christofferson, sister Briana Westrum, her three children, Jennifer Tolzman (husband Brian), Kristofer Mitchell and Matthew Mitchell, 3 grandchildren and 3 nieces, many other family and friends. Please join us in celebrating her life during an open house, on Sunday, February 8th, from 1:00-4:00pm, at 7024 Garfield Ave S., Richfield, MN 55423. Burial will be at Hillcrest Cemetery, Albert Lea, MN, with a private family service.

Ragatz, Thomas Michael
October 29, 1947 - January 26, 2015
Age 67 of Prior Lake. Survived by loving wife, Kay; daughter, Michelle (Jeff Zimmerman); grandchildren, Chloe, Gaven, Cooper, and Piper; and many relatives and friends. Celebration of Life at 2PM on January 30, at the Prior Lake VFW.  

Turner, Thomas Peter
October 7, 1949 - January 26, 2015
Age 65 of Bloomington, MN passed away on Jan. 26, 2015. Survived by his loving wife, Lora; children, Matthew and Jenna (Chris) Liberda; grandsons, Mason & Ben; siblings, Joe & Liz Hill; many other loving family and friends. Preceded in death by his son, Christopher; and parents, Melvin & Betty.  Memorial Gathering on Feb. 22 from 2pm-5pm at Jenna's home, 4819 Red Pine Ct., Eagan, MN. Private Interment Ft. Snelling National Cemetery.

Venne, Mary Catherine (Loughrey)
June 18, 1927 - January 26, 2015
Age 87, long time Roseville Resident Passed away on January 26, 2015 Preceded in death by husband, Ray Venne; son, Lee Venne; and daughter, Barb Venne. Survived by son, Steve Venne; daughter, Pam Aspnes; and daughter-in-law, Janet Venne (Butch Tretter). Mom leaves behind grandchildren, Tony, Tom, Tim, and Lisa Venne (Sean McCaffrey); Mike (Noelle), Sam, Dan, and Ted (Brittni) Aspnes; and great-grandchild, Marty McCaffrey. Also brothers, Bob (Betty) and Gaylord Loughrey; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial celebration of her life will be held at the Newman-Benson Chapel of Lyngblomsten Care Center on Sunday, February 15. Visitation at 5:30 pm with the service to begin at 6:00 pm. Lyngblomsten asks that if you send flowers, please no lilies due to allergies of residents.

Higgins, Levita Denise
June 6, 1957 1 - January 23, 2015
Age 57 of Minneapolis.

Griebenow, Elaine Josephine (nee Petersen)
February 8, 1921 - January 22, 2015
Age 93 of Bloomington. Elaine was born February 8, 1921 in Tyler, Minnesota and died January 22, 2015. She was pre-deceased by her parents, Andrew and Ellen Aagesen Petersen, husband, George, and two brothers, Harold and Marvin Petersen. Elaine is survived by daughters Mei Griebenow of Berkeley, California and Susan Griebenow of San Diego, California; three sisters, Irene Norgaard, Dorothy Ives, Gladys Utoft (Charles) of the Twin Cities area; thirteen nieces and nephews; and many friends. A longtime member of Colonial Church of Edina, Elaine was a hardworking farmer's daughter, pastor's wife, nurse, missionary/medical volunteer in Thailand, Costa Rica, Bulgaria, Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Lesotho, China, Russia, Cambodia and Honduras, as well as many local charities and organizations. A remarkable woman who lived life full and large, Elaine can be remembered with memorials to N.C. Little Memorial Hospice in Edina, MN.

Bhasin, Pushpa
July 15, 1932 - January 22, 2015
Age 82 of Rosemount, originally of Rawalpindi, British India.

Wolcott, Lea Rea (nee Petersen)
May 3, 1944 - January 22, 2015
Age 70 of Vadnais Heights.

Fisher, Helen R.M. (nee Hornung)
October 7, 1926 - January 21, 2015
Age 88 of Lake Elmo, MN.

Minarich, Steven Daniel
December 21, 1941 - January 20, 2015
Age 73 of Foreston, MN. Our hearts are saddened with the loss of our beloved. Steven Daniel Minarich died 1/20/15 due to kidney cancer. A wake will be held Sunday, 1/25/15 at Northern Lights Banquet Center in Milaca, MN from 1-4 PM.

Thompson-Larsen, Jeanette
May 10, 1946 - January 20, 2015
Age 68 of Marine on St. Croix, MN.

Schneider, Stanley Joseph
December 30, 1950 - January 20, 2015
Age 64 of Mendota, passed away at home on Jan. 20, 2015. Survived by loving wife, Barbara Ann Nimis; and loving friends and family. Service at Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E Franklin Ave., Saturday, 1/24, from 4PM-10PM.

LaForte, Richard James
December 9, 1940 - January 18, 2015
Age 74 of St. Paul. Passed away peacefully on January 18, 2015. Preceded in death by, father, Joseph; mother, Lillian; brothers, Francis "Frank" and Clarence "Butch". Survived by loving wife, Patricia; children, Linda (Jim) McNeely, Michael Reynolds and Michelle (Duane Peterson) Young; grandsons, Brandon (Renee) Baribeau, Kelly (Alicia) Reynolds and Steven Young; 7 loving great-grandchildren; siblings, Joseph "Joe" (June), Myron "Mike", Mary Tomann, and Donald (Pat); and many other relatives and friends. Memorial service pending.     

Hanson, Shari Lynn (nee Gohlike)
June 7, 1950 - January 18, 2015
Age 64 of Woodbury. Passed away peacefully surrounded by family after a year battle with Mesothelioma. Survived by husband of 43 years, Thomas; daughter Lori (Kenny) Gilbertson; son, Reid (Lisa); many grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. Celebration of Life on Thursday, January 22 from 6-9PM at the South St. Paul VFW, 111 Concord Exchange S., South St. Paul. Private Family Inurnment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Deck, Barbara Lynn (nee Guernsey)
September 3, 1957 - January 18, 2015
Age 57 of Vadnais Heights. She was a loving wife, sister, mother & grandmother. Survived by husband James; brother, Darrell (Stephanie); children, Travis, Jeremy, Dusty, Amber (Steven), Heather (Mike); grandchildren, Austin, Tyler, Zander, Jack, Brianna; and many other family members as well as a few good friends.

James, Betty Marie (nee Maddox)
October 14, 1957 - January 17, 2015
Age 57 of Burnsville. Memorial service Saturday, January 31 at 12:00 PM, with gathering 2 hours prior, at United Deliverance Temple, 3210 Oliver Ave. N, Minneapolis, MN 55412 (612-521-3493).

Alexander, Sherry Lynn (nee Hubbard)
May 15, 1962 - January 17, 2015
Age 52 of Jordan, MN. Born on May 15, 1962 in Hamilton, OH beloved wife of the late Dale Alexander and loving mother of Kenny and Benjamin, died peacefully on Saturday January 17th, 2015 at the age of 52. Loving daughter of Ben (Norinne) Hubbard, sister of Rocky (Donna) Hubbard, Teri (Terry) Ivers, Kim Hubbard, Rusty (Rhonda) Hubbard, and Randy (Sherri) Hubbard. sister-in-law of Ray (Becky) Alexander; 8 nieces, 1 nephew and 11 great nieces/nephews and many dear friends from Minnesota and Ohio. Preceded in death by in-laws Robert and Pat Alexander. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to The Hometown Bank, Jordan, MN. Alexander Benefit. A service of memorial will be held January 22, 7 pm at Prior Lake Baptist Church, 5690 Credit River Rd, Prior Lake, MN.

Paske, Arthur Frederick "Art"
July 10, 1920 - January 16, 2015
Age 94 of Prior Lake. Born: 7/10/1920 - Wausau, WI. Passed away: 1/17/2015. Art was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Patricia, and is survived by son Tom (Charlotte); granddaughter Mikki (Schesso); two great grandchildren Hayden and Ella; siblings Edna (Pruett) and Gerald; (preceded by brothers Herman and Donald). Passing away peacefully at home with his immediate family lovingly sharing his last moments, Art was the beloved family patriarch of his close and extended family. He served his country in the military during WWII including the Philippines where he saw extended service until the end of the war. Home on leave, he married "Pat" in 1944 and, shortly after his discharge, they moved to Minneapolis where, in 1947, Art started a branch of Hoffer Glass Company of Minneapolis where he rose to president, a post he held until his retirement in 1988. Loved and respected by all who knew him he became a friend, mentor and counselor to many through his volunteer and community efforts which included being a founding member of the YMCA's Metro Y's Men, providing administrative leadership for the Y's Camp Iduhapi, and serving as president of the Minneapolis Washburn High School PTA. He was a member of the Bloomington Rotary Club and also a member of Knox Presbyterian Church where he served as the Finance Committee Chair. Later, he became a member of Hosanna Lutheran Church. In retirement Art enjoyed traveling, golf, boating and spending time with his extended family. His times with granddaughter, Mikki were especially fond moments. Memorials to the YMCA. Visitation 10:30 am with a Service and luncheon to follow at: HOSANNA LUTHERAN CHURCH, LAKEVILLE, MN ON THURSDAY, JAN 29 AT 11 AM.

Hynes, Gregory J.
June 16, 1955 - January 15, 2015
Age 59 of Shakopee. Survived by brothers, Steve and Tim (Carol); sisters, Susan Cecka and Judy Byers; many nieces and nephews; close friends (the Meyers family). Services at a later date & time.

Poferl, Martin Leonard
January 15, 1938 - January 15, 2015
Age 77 of Backus, MN. Passed away peacefully on his birthday, Jan. 15th, 2015. Marty was born and raised in St. Paul, MN by his parents, Herman & Catherine (O'Donnell) who preceded him in death. He is also preceded by his loving wife, Sandy and beloved sister, Ellen Poferl. He will be cherished forever in the hearts of his surviving family & friends: son, Joseph (Jennith); step-daughter, Dena Owens-Bowmer; grandchildren, Amanda & Ashley, Jasper & Zeke; brothers, David ( ), Greg (Mary Beth) and sister, Mary (); special friends, Connie & Ed Duran, Chris & Tina Hanneken, Butch & Liz Dahl, and Randy & Sue Schwegel and their respective families; many quasi children and grandkids, nieces, nephews, and other loving family and friends. Dad was a graduate of Cretin High School, now Cretin-Derham Hall. He was a proud Navy Veteran. He served in various functions but his time as a photojournalist with the Pacific Mine Fleet was his favorite. He is well known for his drawings and humorous stories, and his talents were well used by the Public Relations arm of the Admiral's office while he served. Marty worked in sales throughout his life after the service. When in management roles, he was admired and respected by his peers and likewise by his clients when handling accounts. He was an avid supporter of Pine Rive-Backus Schools Athletics and Arts and offered his photographic talents at various events. Kids and parents alike knew they'd be getting developed photos the next day after a game or performance. In his retirement he volunteered in a “Grandpa” like role in the Pine River-Backus Elementary Schools. While assisting in the classroom, Marty developed great friendships and earned the affection of his students. He loved this role and was heartbroken when he had to leave due to the progression of his breathing illnesses. Dad will be remembered for his charm, quick-wit, selflessness, never ending humor, love of all things sports related, and most importantly his outspoken love and appreciation for the people in his life. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Sunday, Feb. 8th, 3pm at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 310 1st St. N, Hackensack, MN with a visitation starting at 1pm. Private Interment Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials can be made to the Martin & Sandra Poferl Memorial Fund which will be used to support various program throughout the Pine-River Backus School District.

Holtslander (Roth), Irene Evelyn (nee Zellmer)
September 21, 1928 - January 15, 2015
Age 86 of Little Canada. Loving mother, grandmother and a great cook. Preceded in death by parents Robert and Anna Zellmer, six siblings, son Robert Roth. Survived by sons Mike and Greg (Joann) Roth, Joe and Rich Holtslander, daughter-in-law Anne Roth; grandchildren Heather (Rob) Treft, Bob Roth, Crystal (Kyle) Kotrba, Bill (Laura) Roth, Amber (Jake) Turner, Monica Roth and 5 great-grandchildren; siblings Ed (Deloris) and Lenora; nieces and nephews and friends. Private family interment.

Slanga, James Edward
September 13, 1946 - January 15, 2015
Age 68 of East Bethel, passed away peacefully at home on Jan. 15, 2015 with his loving family by his side. Survived by wife LeAnn of 43 years; daughters, Stephanie (Chad), Suzanne (Raul), Alyssa (Jake), four adoring grandsons & four siblings. Preceded in death by his parents. Special thanks to Dr. Noel Laudi, Michelle & staff at MN Oncology. In lieu of flowers, memorials suggested to the family. Gathering for family & friends at Jim & LeAnn's home on Wednesday, January 21, 2-5 pm.

Johnson, Kenneth Lester
September 23, 1928 - January 14, 2015
Age 86 of Elk River.

Barth, Sandra Lee (nee Hafey)
September 23, 1954 - January 14, 2015
Age 60 of White Bear Lake.

Larson, Jamie Cal
June 25, 1975 - January 13, 2015
Age 39 of St. Cloud.

Gunvaldson, Ralston Gaylord
July 2, 1924 - January 12, 2015
Age 90 of North St. Paul, passed peacefully at home Jan. 12, 2015. Born July 2, 1924. Survived by 6 children: Diana, Kari, Adele, Christine, John, Erik, 14 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren. Memorial service Thur. Feb. 26, 2pm, St. Mark's Lutheran, 2499 Helen St. North St. Paul.

Behr, James Richard
June 2, 1940 - January 11, 2015
Age 74 of St. Paul, MN Passed away peacefully Jan. 11 surrounded by his loving family. Preceded in death by parents, Charles & Jane and brothers, Tom and Larry. Survived by wife, Carol; children, Rick, Jeff & Pam; 9 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; siblings, Ted, Chuck (Jeanne), MaryAnn & Peggy; many family and friends. Retired Army Vet of 27 yrs., worked in the printed circuit business for 37 yrs. Service at St. Peter Claver Church, 375 N Oxford St., St. Paul. Thur. 1/15, Visitation at 2pm. Mass at 4pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the family.

Hopkins, Phyllis Ann (nee Sowers)
March 8, 1964 - January 10, 2015
Age 50 of Prior Lake.

Love, James Larry
June 20, 1955 - January 9, 2015
Age 59 of St. Paul.

Wise, Karen Marie (nee McClay)
May 7, 1959 - January 9, 2015
Age 55 of South St. Paul. Passed away peacefully at home on Friday, January 9, 2015 after a short battle with cancer. Karen was born in Minneapolis on May 7, 1959 to Richard and Joan McClay and graduated from Richfield High School. On Nov. 23, 2005 she married Marvin Wise in Jacksonville, FL. The couple moved back to Minnesota in 2007. She was preceded in death by her father and two sisters, Nancy Nesbitt and Kathleen Bonner. In addition to Marvin she is survived by her mother; her son, Shane McClay (Clara); nephews, Sam & Nicholas; brother-in-law, Lee Nesbitt; friend, Carol Belton; many other friends. Visitation will be held 9-10:30AM on Saturday, Jan. 24 at Concordia Lutheran Church, 5th Ave S. and Douglas, in So. St. Paul with a memorial service 10:30AM. Memorials preferred to the family.

Bonaguro, Richard
March 7, 1929 - January 9, 2015
Age 85 of Shakopee.

Dworakoski, Joyce Joan (nee Boyd)
September 1, 1942 - January 9, 2015
Age 72 of Mound. On January 9th, 2015 an angel went home to be with Her Lord and family. After a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's, the Lord said, "I have greater things for you to do." Joyce is survived by husband, Roy; children, Scott and Denise; granddaughter, Kaitlyn; siblings, Debby Soderholm and Shirley (Myron) Larson; and many other relatives and friends.  Joyce was active in her church and community for over 30 years. She handled the Meals on Wheels Program and loved helping others. She always touched the lives of anyone that she met and loved God with all her heart. She sang in the choir, worked with children at Mount Calvary Pre-School in Excelsior and always brought joy and happiness wherever she went.  Joyce will be greatly missed by all who loved her. Memorial Service will be at Bethel United Methodist Church, 2116 Commerce Blvd., Mound, MN, on Saturday, Jan. 17 at 11AM with reflections one hour prior followed by luncheon. Private family burial. Memorials preferred to the Alzheimer's Association,www.alz.org or at 800-272-3900.

Ross, Cassondra Lee
March 23, 1947 - January 8, 2015
Age 67 of St. Paul. Passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 8, 2015. Preceded in death by parents and brothers.  Survived by children, Roberta of Fort Worth, TX, Rodney of Dallas, TX, Rosemond of Oakdale, MN; sister, Betsy of St. Paul; Lillie Folks of Tulsa, OK; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral service at St. Peter Claver Church, 375 Oxford St. N, St. Paul on Saturday, Jan. 17 with a visitation one hour prior with a repast following the service.

Svien, Debra Lee
August 15, 1955 - January 8, 2015
Age 59 of Minneapolis. 

Wanamaker, William Robert
August 9, 1926 - January 8, 2015
Age 88 of Princeton. Born in Milaca, MN on 8/9/1926, formerly of Anoka, MN. Survived by his loving family and many memories. Funeral arrangements pending. Full notice later.

Hudalla, Marlene (nee Moran)
February 9, 1937 - January 7, 2015
Age 77, passed unexpectedly on January 7, 2015 in Minneapolis. Born in St. Paul, MN February 9, 1937 and was the only child of Grace and William Moran. She married Iven in 1958 and remained together for 46 years until he passed in 2004. In 1978 they moved to the Brainerd area and were part owners of Morey’s Fish House. In 1984 they opened Iven’s on the Bay Restaurant, where they served the community for over 20 years before retiring in 2004. Marlene is survived by her five sons, Daniel (Paula), Kevin, Christopher (Doug), Brian (Kristina), and Alan. Other survivors include grandchildren; Jason (Kacey), Jordan, Chris, Lindsay, Nicholas, Clayton, Andre, and Alexi, great grandchildren; Ainslie and Annabel. Services will be held in Nisswa and Minneapolis. Saturday January 24th a Memorial Mass at St. Christopher’s (25574 Church Street, Nisswa, MN) 11am, with a visitation one hour prior, and followed by lunch at Iven's on the Bay. Sunday, January 25 a Celebration of Life Service at Unity Minneapolis (4000 Golden Valley Rd, Golden Valley, MN 55422) at 3:30pm, preceded by a visitation thirty minutes prior, and followed by a cocktail reception at Bonefish Grill, St. Louis Park. Regarding flowers, Marlene Hudalla, was a generous, practical and pragmatic woman and would rather see resources used to benefit others. So, in lieu of flowers, memorials in her name are preferred to: charity of your choice or St. Francis Catholic School Foundation (817 Juniper, Brainerd, MN 56401).

Knutson, Donnajean "Donna" Dolores (nee Kavensky)
December 4, 1938 - January 7, 2015
Age 76 of Columbia Heights, passed away peacefully on January 7, 2015. Survived by loving husband of 57 years, Allen; children, Scott (Janel), Lynn (Kelly) Klein, Kevin (Jane), and Mark; 9 beloved grandchildren and 3 beloved great-grandchildren; sisters, Arlene, MaryAnn, and Lee; and many other loving family and friends. Preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Florina; and brother, Kenneth. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to the Autism Society of Minnesota. Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, Jan. 17th, 10:30AM, at St. Hedwig Catholic Church, 129-29th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418 with a gathering one hour prior at church.

Vance, Lawrence Denis
January 8, 1953 - January 6, 2015
Age 61 of Savage.

Thompson (Barunas), Paul Andrew
December 2, 1980 - January 5, 2015
Age 34 of Minneapolis.

Maleski, Kim Renee (nee Leamer)
October 24, 1959 - January 5, 2015
Age 55 of Ramsey.

Wharton, Rosemary D. (nee Dewberry)
December 5, 1927 - January 4, 2015
Age 87 of Roseville.

Kroll, Joseph Thomas
December 6, 1983 - January 4, 2015
Age 31 of Brainerd.

Erlendson Jr., Peter Steven
August 15, 1943 - January 3, 2015
Age 71 of Zimmerman.

Eleazer, Mary Kate (nee Johnson)
August 30, 1956 - January 3, 2015
Age 58 of Inver Grove Heights.

Joplin, Nathaniel
March 24, 1965 - January 2, 2015
Age 49 of St. Paul.

Orcutt, Mary Frances (nee Miiller)
March 26, 1947 - January 2, 2015
Age 67 of Ames, IA, passed away in Minneapolis.

Bauer, Michael Robert
December 16, 1961 - January 1, 2015
Age 53 of Minneapolis.

Nielsen, Joanne Carolyn (nee Schmidt)
October 29, 1960 - January 1, 2015
Age 54 of Vadnais Heights.

Maki, Periann Noreen (nee Diamond)
July 23, 1962 - January 1, 2015
Age 52 of Bloomington.

Carpenter, Frances Joan (nee Feay)
November 5, 1925 - January 1, 2015
Age 89 of Rochester, MN and formerly of Mitchell, SD passed away peacefully on January 2, 2015. Preceded in death by husband, James and son, Thomas. Survived by children, Mary (Robert) Beck, Nancy Flaharty, and Michael (Sandra); grandchildren, Charles (Marcy) Beck, Carolyn (Jeffrey) Eckart, Mackenzie Flaharty, Keegan Flaharty, Kaylene, and Trevor; great-grandchild, Oliver Eckart; and many other loving family and friends. Memorials preferred.  A Memorial Service will be held on Jan. 17, 11AM with a 10:30AM visitation, Johanna Shores, 3220 Lake Johanna Blvd., Arden Hills, MN 55112. Special thanks to the staff at Presbyterian Homes at Johanna Shores for their care and kindness.

Schultz, Paul Fredrick
September 15, 1929 - December 31, 2014
Age 85, of Pine City, MN and formerly of St. Paul, MN, passed away on December 31, 2014. Paul was a Social Studies teacher in the St. Paul School District for many years and he also owned North Star Antiques. Survived by children, Lenette Baker, Gretchen Schultz, and Laurence (Rebecca); many grandchildren and other loving family and friends. Private Service will be held at a later date.

Bruestle, Shirley Ann (nee Moody)
January 26, 1940 - December 31, 2014
Age 74 years, Eagan MN Died Dec. 31, 2014. Preceded in death by parents John & Natalie Moody. Sisters Rochelle & Diana. Survived by husband Hank Bruestle Jr., children Debbie Odean, Dawn Tieben (Mike), Heidi Blomquist (Brad), Keith Bruestle (Kelly), Francheska Wortman (Dan), Andrea Kauder (Josh), Michael Bruestle (Tiffany). 11 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren. Services to be held 6 pm, Jan. 11, 2015 at the Eagan Community Center. 1501 Central Pkwy. Eagan MN. 651-675-5550.

Ashley, Walter Anthony
January 25, 1938 - December 30, 2014
Age 76 of Bloomington.

Lambert, Peggy Ann (nee Leach)
November 12, 1947 - December 30, 2014
Age 67 of Amery, WI.

Wallgren, Marlene Fay
March 17, 1945 - December 29, 2014
Age 69 of North Branch, MN.

Berg, Wayne Eugene
July 30, 1950 - December 27, 2014
Age 64 of St. Paul Park, died unexpectedly on December 27, 2014 surrounded by family and loved ones. Survived by children, Carol (Michael) Moore-Johnson of British Columbia, Christina, Richard, and Martin (Jocelyn); 7 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; a loving second family; and many other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by wife, Sharon. Services are pending.  

Osborne, Beverly Alvira (nee Sawyer)
August 16, 1936 - December 27, 2014
Age 78 of St. Paul.

Graham, Joseph Sydney
April 19, 1953 - December 26, 2014
Age 61 of Farmington.

Franson, Jean Ollie
March 12, 1940 - December 26, 2014
Age 74 of Minneapolis.

Clark, Keith Cameron
November 2, 1942 - December 26, 2014
Age 72 of Fridley. Keith's big kind heart finally gave out on Dec. 26, 2014 at the age of 72. Keith loved the outdoors and nature, and worked in the landscaping business his entire life. He passed his passion for nature onto his children and grandchildren. Keith is survived by his loving wife, Liz, of 48 years; and children, Kristy (Al) Lieder and Jason (Amy) Clark; also grandchildren, Audrey, Ali, JT, Aidan and Lily. A celebration of his life will be held beginning at 1:00 PM Saturday, Jan. 3 at: www.Washburn-McReavy.com Columbia Heights 763-789-4436 4101 Central Ave NE.

Thrall, Gerald "Jerry" Allen
July 20, 1932 - December 26, 2014
Age 82 of Ramsey, MN; formerly of Naples, FL; former owner of Jerry's Plumbing in Coon Rapids; passed away on Dec. 26th. Survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Temple; children, Bruce (Ellen), Steve (Guenhild), Lori Decheine, Cindy (Ted) Hurkman, Kelly Johansen, Mike (Sandra) Johansen; many loving grandchildren & great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Dr. E.P. Donatelle; sister-in-law, Ann Thrall; and extended family. Preceded in death by son, Richard; mother & father; brothers & sisters. Memorials preferred to the family. Celebration of Life Wed., Dec. 31st at 11 a.m.; visitation at 9:30; Zion Lutheran Church, 1601 Fourth Ave., Anoka. Interment at a later date.

Nallick, Dora Mae Sine (nee Sorensen)
April 21, 1925 - December 26, 2014
Age 89 of Ramsey.

Morrissette, Gary Robert
December 10, 1938 - December 25, 2014
Age 76 of Crystal. Interment Wednesday, December 31 at 12:30 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery in Osseo, MN.

Rands, James Aaron
February 26, 1942 - December 24, 2014
Age 72 of Brooklyn Center.

Austreng, Eunice Elizabeth (nee Reichart)
February 3, 1915 - December 23, 2014
Age 89 of Cottage Grove.

Polhemus, Barbara Ann (nee Jacobson)
April 15, 1954 - December 23, 2014
Age 60 of Minnetonka. She preceded in death by her husband Tom and survived by her 4 children and granddaughter. A Memorial service will be held Jan. 9 at 2 PM at Crosstown Covenant Church, 5540 30th Ave S in Minneapolis. Visitation to follow.

Davies, John Griffith
May 1, 1916 - December 21, 2014
Age 98 of Falcon Heights. Service 3 PM February 5, 2015 at First Unitarian Society, 900 Mt. Curve Ave., Minneapolis. Memorials are preferred to Walk-In Counseling or Project for Pride in Living.

Gwyther, Karen Elaine (nee Brewer)
December 26, 1971 - December 21, 2014
Age 42 of Roseville.

French, Edith Alline
July 31, 1919 - December 19, 2014
Age 95 Of St. Paul, MN passed away peacefully on December 19, 2014. Survived by sons, Lou (Judy) Kopischke and Michael (Debbie) French; siblings, Bernie Kopischke and Linda Woods; grandchildren; great grandchildren; and many other loving family and friends. The family is greatly appreciative of the care shown by the staff at Woodbury HCC & HealthEast Hospice. Per her request, no services planned.

Lindgren, Glenn Morris
Januray 26, 1941 - December 18, 2014
Age 73 of St. Paul.

Brooke, Dale Alexander
January 20, 1935 - December 17, 2014
Age 79 of St. Paul. Passed away peacefully after an 8-year struggle with Alzheimer's on December 17, 2014. Survived by wife, Dianne; daughters, Lisa (Mark) Manges and Nancy (John) Peck; granddaughters, Ashley, Grace, and Maggie; step-grandchildren, Jillian (Brandon) and Sam; siblings, Adeline Langer, Ada Hughes, Gloria Duffy, and Richard; brother-in-law, John Gensichen; many other relatives and friends. Celebration of life at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 1465 Victoria St. N, St. Paul. Date and time TBD. Memorials preferred to Alzheimer's Association or The Salvation Army Adult Day Center in Maplewood. 

Pennig, Patricia Ann (nee Roche)
May 21, 1963 - December 16, 2014
Age 51 of St. Paul.

Emrich, Albert Richard
November 18, 1930 - December 16, 2014
Age 84 of Woodbury. Sadly, on December 16,  Albert's big, kind and generous heart stopped
beating. He is mourned by Helga, his wife of 55 years, daughters Gudrun (Aloke Guha), Sigrid (Paul Connors) and his grandchildren Anika, Mira, Peter, Marina and Laura, as well as his sister Helga and many other relatives and friends. Albert was preceded in death by his son Harald. Albert worked as an engineer for 3M Co. for 32 years, first in the International Division, which required much overseas travel, then for the Domestic Tape Division. Albert enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, classical music - as his neighbors can testify - traveling, hiking, gardening and bird watching, but he was to the end an engineer. He will be deeply missed. A memorial service is planned and will be announced later.

Harris, Salvador
December 9, 1973 - December 15, 2014
Age 41 of Foreston, MN, originally of Ebeye Island, Marshall Islands.

McLean, Robert Leonard
October 29, 1958 - December 15, 2014
Age 56 of Lake Elmo. Lost his fight to cancer. He is preceded in death by his parents, Terrance and Charlotte; and grandparents. Survived by wife, Teri; daughter, Crystal (Tony); son, Daniel (Courtney); granddaughters, Char and Gretchen; sister, Cindy (John); brother, Tom; and aunt, Jackie; and many blessed friends. Service Mon, Dec. 29 at Trinity Baptist Church in Maplewood, MN (36 & Edgerton). Visitation at 12 PM; service at 1 PM.

Myllenbeck, William David
April 12, 1957 - December 13, 2014
Age 57 of Roseville, MN passed away unexpectedly Dec. 13, 2014. Preceded in death by his mother, Jean. Survived by his father, Wally; siblings, Steve (Gloria) and Claudia; niece, Sarah and nephew, Evan; other loving family and friends. 17 1/2 year Lake Johanna Volunteer Firefighter and he recently retired from Nardini Fire Equipment Co. He was an avid model railroader and traveler. He will lovingly be remembered for being an irascible curmudgeon! Private family memorial.

Berg, David William
October 9, 1940 - December 13, 2014
Age 74 of St. Paul. Passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on December 13, 2014. Preceded in death by wife, Claudia; brothers Jim and Brian; parents Mahlon and Jean. Survived by sister, Barb; sons, Michael and Eric; grandchildren, Devin, Alex, Chloe, Layla, James, and Marshall; nieces Karita, Megan, Jean, and Laurie; many other extended family members and friends including Steve Stratman. Dave was a teacher, a writer, and master of the English language. We will miss his kindness, razor sharp wit, and incredible sense of humor. He touched the lives of everyone he met. Memorial service to be announced at a later date. Mike and Eric wish dad could have proofredd this before it went to press.

Zollman, James Ives
June 8, 1947 - December 12, 2014
Age 67 of Stillwater. Longtime resident of St. Paul's Eastside. He is preceded in death by parents Marge and Bill and brother John. Survived by daughter Jennifer, sister Pat Harris, brothers Bill (Dian), Bob (Kathleen), Ed (Sue), and many nieces and nephews. Heartfelt thanks to HealthEast Hospice and staff at Pillar's of Oakdale. Private services at later date.

Heggestuen, Colleen Ann (nee Sherman)
March 15, 1954 - December 12, 2014
Age 60 of Audubon, MN, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, surrounded by loved ones. Colleen was born on March 15, 1954 in St. Paul, MN, to Joseph and Elaine (Tierney) Sherman. She married David Heggestuen on December 27, 1975, in Bloomington, MN. Colleen is survived by her husband, David; children, Tim (Jen), Detroit Lakes, MN, Dan (Andrea), Maple Grove, MN, Jennifer (Charles) Kastel, Audubon, MN; mother Elaine Sherman, Eagan, MN; siblings, Joey, Bloomington, MN, Michael, Naples, FL, Mary, Apple Valley, MN; and five grandchildren, Jackson, Kyla, James, Miles, and Collin. She was preceded in death by her father Joseph and brother Timothy. Per her request there will be no service. Please share photos and memories with Tim at theggest@gmail.com.

Snyder, Mark Andrew
January 26, 1960 - December 11, 2014
Age 54 of Minneapolis.

Pavlasek, Heidi Renee
July 8, 1972 - December 11, 2014
Age 42 of Richfield.

Poferl, Sandra Jean
September 28, 1944 - December 11, 2014
Age 70 of Backus, MN passed away peacefully on December 11, 2014 after a short, but hard fought battle with lung & brain cancer. Sandy was born on September 28, 1944 in Norman, OK. Graduated from Oakland High School (CA) in 1962, and married Theodore Owens that same year. She would then marry Martin Poferl in 1977. Community action was a passion of Sandy's: she was a long-time member of the Lions Club, served on the Pine River-Backus School Board for 12 years, and participated in many other community organizations. In her youth she loved theater and musical performance, having roles in a number of Sons of Norway productions. Mom will forever be remembered for her fervor and iron-will, her compassion for others, and her teenage girl-like love of popular culture, especially Twilight and Harry Potter. She was welcomed into heaven by her parents, Eugene and Iowa (Halterman) Poferl; beloved step-mother, Betty Ruth; and cherished uncle and aunts, Howard & Dolores Jarrett, and Gaynelle Ellinson. She will be dearly missed by her loving husband of 37 years, Martin; daughter, Dena Owens-Bowmer; son, Joseph (Jennith); grandchildren, Ashley, Amanda, Jasper, and Zeke; sisters, Sonia Hardgrave & Susie Poferl; nephew, Christopher Hardgrave and niece, Morgan Poferl; special friend (who was more like a sister), Connie (Ed) Duran; many other loving family and friends, and a number of quasi-kids who she loved and they know who they are! Her family was truly blessed by the number of friends and healthcare workers who helped care for Sandy in her final weeks. We are incredibly grateful for your time and compassion. A memorial to celebrate her life will be held at a later date.

Hanson, Joel John
November 2, 1949 - December 11, 2014
Age 65 of West St. Paul.

Hunter, Matthew Eri
May 9, 1973 - December 10, 2014
Age 41 of St. Paul passed unexpectedly on December 10th Preceded in death by parents Norris and Susan. Survived by sister, Charlotte; brother Michael; nieces, Sydney, Shelby, Simone, Adriana; and nephew August. Celebration of Matt's life 5-7pm Wednesday December 17th at Residents Hall on Humboldt, at Cerenity Senior Care, 514 Humboldt Ave., St. Paul 55107.

Lonnon, Phyllis Ann (Disney)
November 1, 1934 - December 10, 2014
Age 80 of Arden Hills.

Lindstrom, Luanne K.
February 15, 1955 - December 10, 2014
Age 59 of Brooklyn Center.

Splett, Ellen Mary (nee McDonald)
August 4, 1939 - December 9, 2014
Age 75, of Mahtomedi, MN (formerly of Lakeville, MN, and Tampa) died December 9 while in hospice care, surrounded by her family and friends. Ellen was born August 4, 1939, in Marshfield, WI, to Lawrence and Eleanor (Michels) McDonald. She graduated from Aquinas High School in LaCrosse, and married LaDon Splett of Onalaska, WI, in 1957. Don and Ellen, together for 45 years until Don’s passing in 2002, were 37-year residents of Lakeville and retired to the Tampa area in 2002. In 2012, Ellen returned to live in Minnesota. She is survived by two sons, Larry (Deb) of Luck, WI, and Stephen (Connie) of Lutz, FL. Ellen is the treasured grandmother of Jamison (Catherine), Katelynn, Breanna, McKenna and Benjamin. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Ellen was preceded in death by devoted husband Don, her parents, and two cherished sisters, Laurette “Letty” Chick and Margaret Dalton. In loving, faith-centered partnership with Don, Ellen – mostly as a working mother – made a happy, nurturing home for her family. One that provided invaluable guidance, security and life lessons for her sons. She will be remembered for unfailing devotion to and care for others, always living the best-possible example of a genuinely selfless daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. As residents of Lakeville, after moving from LaCrosse for Don’s job at Continental Machines in Savage, MN, Ellen and Don were active parishioners of All Saints Catholic Church. Her time in both Minnesota and Florida was filled with numerous friendships that remained all-important to her. Ellen’s family is very grateful for the care, support and friendship provided by Coventry Senior Living staff and residents, Fresenius Medical Care of Maplewood, Gentiva Health Services, Bluestone Physician Services, Dr. Raymond Poor, and a wonderful parishioner support network at St. Jude of the Lake Catholic Church.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, Dec. 27, at St. Jude of the Lake in Mahtomedi, Minn (651-426-3245). Visitation at 10 am. Mass at 11 am. Luncheon following the mass. Interment will be in Florida. In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes memorials to the American Diabetes Association.

Wilson, Frederick Allen
August 3, 1931 - December 8, 2014
Age 83 of New Hope, MN, passed away peacefully on December 8th, 2014. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, December 12, 2014, 11:30AM at Speak the Word International Church, 515 Jersey Avenue S., Golden Valley, MN with a visitation at 11AM. Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Torvinen, Tina Marie (nee Merino)
May 21, 1963 - December 8, 2014
Age 51 of Minneapolis.

Poer, Clinton Thomas
August 3, 1981 - December 8, 2014
Age 33 of Pillager, MN.

Kruse, Russel James
October 28, 1948 - December 8, 2014
Russel Kruse of Rush City, passed away at his home on Monday, December 8, 2014 at the age of 66. Russel James Kruse was born on October 28, 1948 in Rush City to Carl & Ruth (Rodblom) Kruse. He was the youngest of three boys. He played in a band called the "Shy Kind" that played at a lot of area schools and establishments.  He graduated from Rush City High School in 1967 and went right back there to work as a custodian, maintenance boiler operator and bus driver. He retired in 2000 after 32 years in the Rush City School District. Russel married Betty Kalb in May 1968 and they had three children and five grandchildren. He was drafted into the Army in March of 1969 and served until 1971.  A Vietnam Veteran with life membership in the Grothe-Jacobson VFW Post #6692 Russel held many positions over the years.  He was Post Commander 1993-1994.  In 1974, he started building his house, east of Rush City, with the help of his father Carl and many other family and friends. Russel married Trud Nordstrom on December 13, 1975 and his family increased by two children and two grandchildren. Russel enjoyed fishing, hunting and trapping from an early age. He loved animals and had a wide variety over the years. Russel enjoyed traveling and family vacations to many states and locations. After learning of his medical condition Russel wanted to travel more and they became “Arizona snowbirds”, made several trips to Mexico, Vegas, Alaska, London, Paris, Amsterdam and Holland. Russel is survived by his wife Trudy, children: Rhonda (Rodney) Williamson of Pine City, Robin (Loren) Skluzacek of Pine City, Jon Kruse of Vadnais Heights, Rachel (Jesse) Hedtke of Rush City, James Kruse of Rush City; seven grandchildren, brothers: Leon (Melody) Kruse and Lonnie (Sue) Kruse of Punta Gorda, FL. He is preceded in death by his parents Carl & Ruth (Rodblom) Kruse, his sister-in-law Emily Kruse and father-in-law Arnold Nordstrom. Reverend John Beck will officiate at a celebration of Russ's life;  4:00 p.m., Friday, December 12, 2014 at the Olson Funeral Chapel in Rush City with a time of visitation one hour prior to the service also at the chapel. Funeral arrangements for Russel Kruse are entrusted to the Funeral and Cremation Service - Olson Chapel of Rush City. www.funeralandcremationservice.com

Holton, David James
March 18, 1947 - December 8, 2014
Age 67 of Hopkins, passed away December 8th. Preceded in death by sister Sally. Survived by parents James and Bernice; sisters Mary (Don), Karen (Kevin), Barb (Kurt), brother Tom (Judy); brother-in-law Craig (Mary), many nieces, nephews and other relatives. Memorial service 2:00 PM Saturday, 12/13, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 500 Blake Rd., Edina.

Lahouze, Christophe Gabriel Donald "Chris"
November 23, 1978 - December 7, 2014
Age 36 of Minnetonka. He is survived by his parents, Kathleen Lahouze of Minnetonka and Jean-Luc Lahouze of Ustaritz, France, as well as brother, Patrick (Andrea) Lahouze of Hopkins; and niece, Madeleine; grandmother, Joyce (Don) Nelson; many aunts and cousins, companion Heidi, and countless friends. Born Nov. 23, 1978, Chris was preceded in death by his grandparents and older brother, Aymeric. A loyal and thoughtful, open-hearted friend and family member, Chris was known for his generous spirit and always helping people in need. He was a passionate jazz musician and a dedicated employee. He loved Minnesota and its various sports teams, as well as France, his second home. A memorial service is scheduled for 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014 at the Minnetonka Community Center, 14600 Minnetonka Boulevard, Minnetonka, MN 55345. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family are preferred.

Yarborough, Robert (Bob) Allen "51"
April 24, 1968 - December 6, 2014
Age 46 of Shoreview. Bob “51” Yarborough, true gentleman, friend to all, enemy of none, departed this life on Saturday, 12/6/14.  Restored at last to the freedom of the road, “51” roared his way to that great Highway in the sky.  He is survived by his mother Mary Yarborough, sister Eileen Flaherty, nieces Megan and Caitlin, nephew Aidan, devoted caregivers Aunt Barb, Rick and Paul, more close family and many, many friends.  Bob was a big-hearted man who would offer whatever you needed, be it the shirt off his back, or his skilled gifts under the hood of your vehicle.  Those needing a friend needed look no further than “51”. Moreover, he was a man of singular, quiet courage, who met every day with remarkable good cheer, extraordinary strength of spirit, and transcendent grace, following his diagnosis with ALS just a year ago. At Bob’s request, there will no sad memorial service, but rather, a “Redneck Funeral” in his honor, at the North St. Paul American Legion Post #39, (2678 E. 7th Ave., North St. Paul) on Friday, December 12, 2014, with visitation and a light dinner beginning at 5:00 p.m.   There will be a shared toast in joyous celebration of his well-lived life at 7:00 p.m., followed by music, drinks, love, laughter, and lots of “51” stories, as together, we try and imagine his revved up arrival at those Pearly Gates. Memorials preferred to family.

Baca, Herman Fernando "Hank"
December 23, 1933 - December 5, 2014
Age 81, 5-year resident of Apple Valley, but originally of Bellevue, NE. Passed away peacefully December 5, 2014. Preceded in death by parents, Sanforoso & Aurora; brother, Juan; sister, Tula; and grandchild, John. Survived by loving wife of 53 years, Maureen; son, Wayne (Cammie); daughters, Esther (John) O'Brien and Nicole (Jason) Woodrum; 7 grandkids and 2 great-grandkids; 9 siblings; and many other loving family & friends. Graveside Service Wed., Dec. 10, 2pm at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. A loving husband, father, and grandfather will be greatly missed.

Curley, John Timothy
February 11, 1971 - December 5, 2014
Age 43 of Amery, WI.

Johnson, Joan Marion (nee Gaspard)
October 5, 1933 - December 5, 2014
Age 81 of Shoreview. A special kind of person who will be greatly missed by her family and all that knew her. Private Family Memorial Service.

Quiggle, Beverly Ann (nee Carlson)
February 21, 1940 - December 3, 2014
Age 74 of Cambridge, passed away in Arden Hills.

Kehneman, Arline Virginia (nee Hoffman)
January 10, 1942 - December 3, 2014
Age 72 of Minneapolis.

Goedert, Judy Lee (nee Citrowske)
April 8, 1951 - December 2, 2014
Age 63 of Brooklyn Park. Memorial service on Wednesday, December 10 at Living Word Christian Center, 9201 - 75th Ave. N, Brooklyn Park, MN (763-315-7000).

Whitmore, Verga Oliver
November 10, 1949 - December 1, 2014
Age 65 of Minneapolis.

Quinlan, Patricia Lee (nee Thomas)
June 26, 1925 - December 1, 2014
Age 89 of Woodbury.

Carlson, Daniel Ross
October 31, 1959 - December 1, 2014
Age 55 of St. Paul. Died December 1, 2014 after suffering cardiac arrest 3 weeks ago. Dan is survived by his beloved wife Kari and darling daughter Laura. Dan is also survived by his mother Carol his brothers Scott and Robert (Beth), all from Blaine. He is also survived by several uncles and aunts, nephews, nieces, and cousins. Dan is preceded in death by his father Robert A Carlson. A one hour Visitation will proceed a Memorial Service to celebrate Dan's life. Memorial Service: Thursday Dec. 4, 12:00 noon at Abiding Savior Lutheran Church, Mounds View. Memorials preferred.

Selby, Blanche Evelyn
December 16, 1942 - November 29, 2014
Age 71 of Maplewood.

Rumley, Bronson Dwight
November 17, 1936 - November 29, 2014
Age 78 of Crystal.

Fury, Anthony
April 12, 1928 - November 27, 2014
Age 86 of Edina.

Westerman, Travis Lee
October 6, 1954 - November 26, 2014
Age 60 of New Germany, MN.

Lehnen, Scott Joseph
July 16, 1964 - November 23, 2014
Age 50 of Coon Rapids. Passed peacefully at home surrounded by his family on 11/24/2014. Preceded in death by parents, Robert & Marlene; and brother, Keith. Survived by children, Dillon, Courtney (Nick) Vitek, Sierra & Kyla; siblings, Bobby, Terry (Dawn), Pam (Bob) Cole & Dan (Collette); best buddy, Hunter; loving relatives & friends. Visitation will be held SATURDAY, 12/6 from 1-3PM with a Celebration of Life at 3PM, at Gearhart Funeral Home, 11275 Foley Blvd. NW, Coon Rapids. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. GEARHART 763-755-6300 www.GearhartFuneralHome.com

Ecklund, Steven Mark
January 16, 1956 - November 24, 2014
Age 58 of Eden Prairie.

Miller, Helen Grace (nee Nankivell)
November 10, 1910 - November 24, 2014
Age 104 of St. Paul.

Peterson, Ronnie Charles
December 12, 1952 - November 23, 2014
Age 61 of Minneapolis.

Thrun, Walter Robert
March 6, 1959 - November 23, 2014
Age 55 of Minneapolis.

Newton, Tammi Renee (nee Schmitt)
December 8, 1963 - November 22, 2014
Age 50 of Maplewood, passed away peacefully on November 22, 2014 after a long courageous battle with chronic health issues.  She will be missed by her loving husband, Bill; stepchildren, Chris, Jenny, and Nick; siblings, Dave, Tim, John, and Mark; and other loving family and many friends.  Celebration of her life at a later date.  Special thanks to Allina Medical Staff and South View Acres Healthcare Center.

Ozburn, Leta Lynn
March 10, 1952 - November 22, 2014
Age 62 of Champlin.

Anderson, Donna Ruth (nee Gilland)
February 17, 1930 - November 22, 2014
Age 84 of Maplewood. Preceded in death by parents, George and Mae Gilland; brothers Wilbur, Cyril, and Clarence; sisters, Marguerita, Aleta, Mae, Lorraine, Viola, and Jean. Survived by daughter Margee (Doug); grandchildren, Shannon (Donn), Derek (Jenny), and Michael; Great grandchildren, Tyler, Bennett, Emma, Kylie, and Teagan; sisters, Betty, Marge, and Joan, sister in law, Donna. Special thanks to the staff at Ramsey County Care Center, and the Health East Hospice Team. Private family burial at Oakland Cemetery. 

Wikenheiser, Michael Keith "Wick"
November 21, 1956 - November 22, 2014
Age 58 of Maplewood. Mike lived life to the fullest and in Technicolor. He stormed into a room shouting "HEELLOOO" and was a natural comedian. Mike always said his greatest accomplishments were marrying Jackie (Pfoof) and loving their sons, Jamie (wife Laura), Nick (Alicia) and grandsons Mikael and Quinn. Remembered for: "Are you half nuts?", embracing his family and dear friends, his extreme adventures and vacations and his beloved German Shepherds. Private ceremony was held, memorials preferred.

Zell, Darrell Gene
August 12, 1935 - November 21, 2014
Age 79 of Oak Park Heights Passed away peacefully at home Nov. 21st with his wife and children by his side. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Avias (Vi); sons, Brad (Eileen), Jeff (Jo), and Les (Nancy); daughters, Denise Mogren (Pat), Deanne Leone (Rich), and Jodi Collette (Tony); grandchildren, Lara (Sean), Lana, Amanda (Kevin), Andrew (Cherie), Max (Melanie), Alex (Julia), Ben (Gabby), Michael, Cece, Madeline, Louisa, Vince, David, Neil, Daniel, Joe, Maggie, Sophia, Franklin, Katie, and Lizzie; great grandchildren, Elise, Colin, Margot, Kirsten, Lukas, Mikella, and Adrienne; brother, Duane (Bonnie); nieces, nephews, extended family & friends too many to count. Preceded in death by parents, Alice and Merrill; brothers, Joseph and James; and granddaughter, Isabella. Darrell was born August 12, 1935 and raised in Lindstrom, MN, where he married his high school sweetheart, Avias Peltier. He was a loving husband and devoted family man who will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Funeral Mass and visitation Sat. Dec. 6, 2014 - St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Lake St. Croix Beach, MN. Visitation 9:30-11:00, Memorial Tributes and Performances 11:00-12:00. Mass 12:00 with luncheon to follow.

Gavert, Kathy Amy (nee Hague)
November 12, 1942 - November 21, 2014
Age 72 of Chanhassen.

Carman, Jeffrey Lynn
March 22, 1955 - November 20, 2014
Age 59, formerly of Neenah, WI. Passed away 11/20/14 in Minneapolis, MN. Services Pending.

Slais, Doris June (nee Kukas)
June 15, 1931 - November 20, 2014
Age 83 of Brooklyn Center.

Tykwinski, Roetta Rae (nee Hammond)
September 14, 1946 - November 19, 2014
Age 68 of Minneapolis. Passed away peacefully surrounded by family on 11/19/2014.  Survived by husband, William; children, Michael, Philip, Peter, David, Sara; 6 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; siblings, Wanda, Jan, Rich; mother, Grace; and other relatives and friends.  Private family services.

Auge, Gregory Dale
April 11, 1946 - November 18, 2014
Age 68 of St. Paul. Passed away on November 18, 2014 peacefully at home. Survived by loving wife, Cathy Cormican; daughter, Mikki (Mike) Dickey and their children, Harley, Hayden & Hallie; son, Brett and his sons, Blake & Luke; stepchildren, Leah, Jared, and Kyle; grandchildren, Jacob, Brandon, Payton & Brooklyn; and many other loving family & friends. He was a business owner on the East Side (Jolly Tyme Favors, The Peg Restaurant at MN State Fair, and 1990 Eastwind Winter Carnival). Forever remembered for being the life of the party, and the laughter that will never stop. Memorial Gathering, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2PM-5PM, Maple Oaks Phalen Park Chapel, 2585 Stillwater Road, St Paul, MN 55119.

Davis, Marjorie Ann (nee Van Brunt)
July 10, 1937 - November 18, 2014
Age 77 of Fridley, passed away peacefully at home on 11/18/2014. Preceded in her journey to God's promised land by her parents, Sylvester & Marjorie Van Brunt; daughter, Denise Davis-Schaaf; sister, Virginia Benzing; sister-in-law, Jane Van Brunt; and brother-in-law, Robert E. Davis. Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 57 yrs., Duane E. Davis; children, Doreen Davis (John Walker), Christie (Brian) Autry, and Lee Davis (Renea Senander); step-daughter, Debbie Steiner; 9 Grandchildren; 4 Great Grandchildren; siblings, Gerald Van Brunt of NJ and Marie (Roger) Marriott of MI; countless other loving friends and family members. She will be greatly missed. Memorial Mass, Sat., Nov. 22, 2014, 11 AM and visitation at 10 AM all at Immaculate Conception Church, 4030 Jackson St., Columbia Heights, MN 55421.

Johnson, Jonica Ann
February 6, 1951 - November 17, 2014
Age 63 of Lakeville.

Pitts Jr., George Andrew
October 15, 1938 - November 17, 2014
Age 76 of Andover, died peace-fully at home surrounded by his loved ones on Nov. 17, 2014. He leaves behind his wife of 51 years, Kathleen; daughters Elissa and Adrienne (Brian); grandchildren Brandon, Kramer, Travis, Max and Rachel; siblings Barbara and Ruth and several nieces, nephews and close friends. George was preceded in death by parents George and Florence, sister June and brother Richard. George was a loyal husband, wonderful provider and beloved grandpa. He enjoyed fishing, camping and canoeing in the BWCA. He was a Vikings and Gophers fan and enjoyed attending his grandchildren's sporting events, gardening and spending time with family and friends. He was an Army veteran and active union member while working as a welder at FMC for 30 years. He will be missed by all who knew him. Private memorial service to be held at a later date.

Hahn, Joyce Ann (nee Barrett)
December 10, 1938 - November 17, 2014
Age 75 of Eagan.

Hanson, Jacquelyne Marie "Jackie"
December 12, 1951 - November 16, 2014
Age 62 of St. Paul. She is missed by her husband of 31 years Russ Sehon, son Owen Sehon, and brother Curt Hanson. Valued employee of Kowalski's Grand Market. Proud Macalester alumna. Her broad interests and sense of humor made her a joy to know. Memorial service Sat. Nov. 22, 2014 at St. Frances Cabrini Church 1500 Franklin Ave. S.E. Minneapolis. Visitation 1 hour prior. No floral arrangements. Memorial preferred. Bring a flower to add to the vase, if you like.

Wright, Cynthia Lee (nee Kalmen)
September 8, 1955 - November 14, 2014
Age 59 of White Bear Lake.

LaRouche, Ralph Stockford
February 14, 1941 - November 13, 2014
Age 73 of Forest Lake, MN.

Gaertner, Stephen Dominic
September 14, 1947 - November 13, 2014
Age 67 of River Falls, WI.

Cooper, Richard Edison
October 24, 1917 - November 13, 2014
Age 97 of Rush City, MN. Veteran of World War II, one of eight children to William Cooper and Alma Morton Cooper. Preceded in death by wife Olivia. Survived by daughter Laura Moore; grandchildren Calvin, Jillian, Cassandra; great granddaughter Stella; many nieces, nephews and cousins. He taught art at Minnehaha Academy and several schools in MN and WI, including classes for Native American children by Lake Superior. His beautiful oil paintings hang in churches and private homes. Funeral service 1:30 pm Sunday, Nov. 30 at Living Waters Fellowship Church, 915 W. 8th St., Rush City, MN. Graveside service Thursday, Dec. 4, 10:45 am Ft. Snelling National Cemetery, gate 2, assembly area 4. Reception to follow.

Strickland, Stephanie Rochelle
June 22, 1956 - November 11, 2014
Age 58 of Minneapolis.

Moberg Sr., Gerald Duane
January 27, 1956 - November 11, 2014
Age 58 of Inver Grove Heights.

Robbe, Mark Allan
March 6, 1947 - November 11, 2014
Age 67 of Brooklyn Center. Mark grew up in Robbinsdale, MN. He was the bassist in The Upper Division for 10 years in the 70s. He loved music and boating. Mark was known for his sense of humor. It was his humor and positive attitude that got him through his 14 year battle with cancer. Mark was preceded in death by parents; son, Scott and sister, Judy Starker. Survived by partner, Kathy Milford; daughter, Jill (Scott) Lee; son, Stephen (Jamie); daughter-in-law, Tiffany Robbe; step-children, Nichole (Mike) Koustrup, Chad Milford; brother, Tom; sister, Cindy (Skip) Levin; 14 grandchildren; life long friend, Kathy Waletich; ex-wife, Carol Hedin; and many other relatives and friends. Services will be held on November 21 at 11 AM with visitation 1 hour prior at Elim Lutheran Church, 3978 W Broadway, Robbinsdale, MN. Burial at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens.

Volden, Mary Lee (nee Skahen)
December 5, 1922 - November 10, 2014
Age 91, of Minneapolis, passed into heaven November 10, 2014 just shy of her 92 birthday surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, John (Bud ) Volden. Survived by her 7 children, Laurey Johnson (Virgil), Marilyn Schaefer (Jim), Carolyn Larson (Ron), Jackie Gallagher (Mike), Penny Hanson (Mark), Cherie Smith (Tony), John Volden (Mona); 18 grand-children; 30 great-grand children; sister, Lolly Douglas; brother, Thomas Skahen, (Sally); and many loving nieces and nephews. Mary Lee was full of love and touched everyone that she encountered in her life in a very special way, instilling strong spirituality, love and honor to all of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren who have been indelibly touched by her amazing spirit. Mass of Christian burial at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Chapel, Minneapolis, MN, November 15, 2014; 10:00 AM. Rosary 9 AM prior to Mass at St. Anthony Chapel. Memorials preferred to St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Chapel or Catholic Elder Care Home.

Payton Jr., Hollis
March 12, 1944 - November 10, 2014
Age 70 of Minneapolis, originally of Eudora, AR.

Vick, Kenneth Douglas
January 30, 1941 - November 10, 2014
Age 73 of Vadnais Heights.

Villanueva, Robert Mendoza
October 13, 1950 - November 9, 2014
Age 64 of Roseville.

Christian-Plaskett, Phoenix Elodia (nee Christian)
May 5, 1961 - November 9, 2014
Age 53 of Woodbury, originally from Fredricksted, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.

Anderson, Michael Ray
December 16, 1956 - November 8, 2014
Age 57 of Minneapolis.

Paben, Leroy Eugene
July 16, 1939 - November 8, 2014
Age 75, of Maple Grove.

Klipstein, Paul Wylie
May 9, 1949 - November 8, 2014
Age 85, of Hudson, WI.

Borchert Sr., David Allen
September 26, 1949 - November 8, 2014
Age 65, of St. Paul, passed away peacefully November 8, 2014. Survived by son David (Jr.); daughter-in-law Donna (Raway); grandchildren, Jonathan, Jeremy, Jacob, Josephine, and Joseph. & David's (Jr.) mother, Linda (Zika). No services at this time. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family for help with funeral expenses, 1552 McAfee St. St. Paul, MN 55106.

Stanchfield, Arneta Dorothy (nee Wiedewitsch)
August 30, 1923 - November 6, 2014
Age 91 of Princeton, MN.

Soboleski, Allan John
July 2, 1943 - November 4, 2014
Age 71 of Belle Plaine, MN.

Schroeder McCann, Pamela Jean
June 13, 1965 - November 4, 2014
Age 49 of East Bethel, passed away November 4, 2014. Survived by her sons, Lucas and Jacob; fiance, Rick Lawson; parents, Verdell and Doris Schroeder; sisters, Carmen (Nick) Anderson and Alison (Dan) Schmitz, nieces and nephews, Tyler (Paige), Mitch, Nate, Sam, Kendra, Kaylie, and JR Lawson. Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, November 8th, 2014, at 11:00 am at St. Joseph of the Lake Catholic Church, 171 Elm Street, Lino Lakes, MN. Gathering of family and friends 1 hour prior to service. Luncheon following at The American Legion, Lino Lakes. Pam and Rick loved spending time outdoors - hunting, fishing and enjoying nature. Memorials may be given in Pam's name to Carlos Avery State Wildlife Mgmt Center, 5463 W. Broadway, Forest Lake, MN 55025. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Mercy Hospital ICU staff, Dr. Ryan Dailey, and her spiritual "sister" Rev. Jodi Barry for the wonderful care she received.

Guarino, Frank Salvatore
April 5, 1946 - November 4, 2014
Age 68 of Daytona Beach FL, passed away in Minneapolis, MN.

Mohinani, Ganga Naraindas (nee Harjani)
September 14, 1916 - November 4, 2014
Age 98 of Minneapolis, passed away peacefully on Nov. 4th, 2014. Preceded in death by her husband, Naraindas. Will be lovingly missed by children, Gobind (Rita), Kamla Mahbubani, Kanta (Kotu) Rajwani, Chatru (Wendy); 14 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren; many other loving family and friends. Memorial Service, Tue. Nov. 11th, 7pm, Fourth Baptist Church, 900 Forestview Ln., Plymouth, MN. Memorials to Fourth Baptist Missions.

Prozinski, Raymond John
January 19, 1926 - November 3, 2014
Age 88, of Robbinsdale, born 1/19/1926, passed away suddenly but peacefully Nov 3, 2014. Preceded in death by parents Max & Elizabeth. Survived by his sisters June Vashro and MaryAnn Gambucci, his ex-wife Janet, their children David, Michael (Vicki), Dan (Sue Park), Steven, Kathleen, grandchildren Benjamin, Jason, Lauren, Emmeline, and Oona. Ray enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1943 and served in Europe as a tail gunner on a B-17, flying 14 missions over Germany and France. His decorations include the Purple Heart. Ray was also a veteran of the Korean War and flew an F-80. He was a dedicated salesman for Coca-Cola and Duro-Test Lighting. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and singing at the piano bars around town. He was a member of the Eighth Air Force Historical Society of Minnesota and cherished Wednesday lunch meetings with his friends there. Ray had a long and good life and he will be deeply missed by his many loving relatives and friends. Memorial Service Saturday, November 15 at 10 am with a visitation 1 hour prior at Our Lady of Victory Church, 5155 Emerson Ave N, Minneapolis 55430; lunch to follow. Private interment St. Mary Cemetery, Shakopee. Memorials to Our Lady of Victory or Audubon Minnesota.

Tierney, Timothy Edward
January 9, 1954 - November 3, 2014
Age 60 of Champlin. Born January 9. 1954 in Hibbing, MN, Tim was one of eleven children. Preceded in death by father Edward Tierney, mother Marcia Laessig Tierney, second mother Ardell Gjernes Tierney, and brother Patrick. Survived by his children Daniel, Elizabeth "Izzy Girl" (Joe) Kawecki, Michael (Maggy), best buddy grandson Rowan, good friend and former wife Valerie Tierney, siblings Kathleen V. (Bob) Steenson, Kathleen A. (Ron) Gunderson, Clayton Barry (Anita), Colleen (James) Doherty, Eileen (Mike) Kelly, Thomas (Maria), Susan (Jeff) Radde, Mary (John Prosser), Margaret (Brian) Good-nough, and many dear extended family and friends. Known for his love, hilarious wit, eclectic style, and the organized chaos of his Man Cave, Tim was a collector of friends and things and will live on forever in our hearts and memories. A special thanks to Kaveh Rahmani, his personal care attendant and dear friend. Thanks as well to Fairview Hospice for adding comfort to his final days. A service to celebrate Tim's life will be held Monday, November 10th at 11am. Visitation 10am. Living Word Christian Center. 9201 75th Ave. N. Brooklyn Park, MN 55428. Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers. www.caringbridge.org

Mittelstaedt, Donald Rae
August 11, 1927 - November 2, 2014
Age 87 of Albertville, passed away Nov. 2, 2014. Preceded in death by wife, Anna Jane, daughter, Nancy Novotny and great-grandson, Derek Debner. Survived by daughters, Susan (Bryant) Debner and Jane (Randy) Debner; sons, Chuck (Dee Dee) and Todd (Kelly); 14 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral service Saturday, Nov. 15, 11 AM, Discover Church, 1400 81st Ave N., Brooklyn Park. Visitation one hour prior to service. Interment will be held Sunday, Nov. 16, 11 AM. Mound Cemetery, Ortonville, MN.

Knight, Roger Dale
July 5, 1951 - November 1, 2014
Age 63 of St. Paul.

Robinson, Steven Jeffery "Jeff"
December 31, 1968 - November 1, 2014
Lost his battle with glioblastoma in the comfort of his Minneapolis home on Nov. 1. Jeff was 45 years old. Jeff is survived by his wife, Marti Martin Robinson; sister Beverly Robinson Hise; brothers Calvin, Will, Frank, and Tom Robinson; his beloved aunt Helen; and numerous extended family and friends. He is preceded in death by mother Clara Nell and father Wallace I. Robinson.Jeff was born on Dec. 13, 1968 in Milton, FL. In his 20s, Jeff identified as a writer, a cook, a punk rocker. In the early '90s he moved to Mpls where he continued on his culinary path at several area restaurants. In 2011 he married the love of his life on a crisp and joyous fall evening. Jeff was a chef, gardener, bicyclist and music & book lover. He loved animals and is now reunited with several of his pets. He was kind, empathetic and gracious, with a dry, mischievous sense of humor. He will be eternally remembered for his quiet, welcoming smile, his sweet demeanor, and the many dishes he created and lovingly served. A Memorial Service is planned for Tue., Nov. 11, 2014 at Hiawatha Church, 4155 41st Ave S, Mpls, with a celebration of Jeff's life to follow at Northbound Smokehouse Brewpub. All are welcome. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Jeff's name to bestfriends.org. A link for condolences may be found on Jeff's facebook page. Thank you to everyone who helped Jeff on this journey.

Warner, Dennis Paul
March 3, 1948 - November 1, 2014
Age 66 of St. Paul. Passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Nov. 1 and is now home with his Heavenly Father. Survived by wife, Karen; children, Melissa (Aaron) Wimsett, Kyle (Stephanie); and granddaughter, Aria. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, Nov. 7 at 10:30AM with visitation at 9AM at St. Pascal's, 1757 Conway St., St. Paul. Memorials preferred to Catholic Relief Services or Feed My Starving Children.

Cervenka, Benjamin Frank
December 14, 1982 - October 31, 2014
Age 31 of St. Paul. Died October 31, 2014, at Regions Hospital in St. Paul from Cystic Fibrosis. He was a 2001 graduate of Cook County High School in Grand Marais and University Wisconsin-Milwaukee where he lived until 2013 and became known as a singer/ songwriter. He is survived by his mother, Anne Cervenka (Humphrey); father, Frank W. Cervenka; brother, Joseph Bailey Jacobson; nephew, Joseph Jacobson; aunts; uncles; cousins; and many, many friends. A service will be held Saturday, November 8, at 11 AM with visitation one hour prior at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, 900 Stillwater Rd., Mahtomedi, MN 55115. Reception to follow from 1-4 PM at the Czech Sokol Hall, 383 Michigan St., St. Paul, MN 55102. Donations welcome to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Ben wished for people to participate in organ donations for transplants.

Brown, Helen (nee Tyler)
August 15, 1936 - October 31, 2014
Age 78 of Burnsville. Funeral service Saturday, November 15 at 11:00 A.M., with visitation 1 hour prior, at New Salem Missionary Baptist Church, 2507 Bryant Ave. N, Minneapolis. Interment to follow at Crystal Lake Cemetery.

Ender, Arthur William
March 11, 1926 - October 31, 2014
Age 88 of Hopkins.

Balogh, Elizabeth (nee Forian)
November 13, 1931 - October 30, 2014
Age 82 of Spring Lake Park, originally of Karcag, Hungary.

Schmatz, Richard "Dick" Vernon
July 30, 1939 - October 29, 2014
Age 75 of Princeton, MN, was born on July 30,1939 in Princeton, MN to Raymond and Hazel (Bergeron) Schmatz. He was united in marriage to Cynthia Koppendrayer-Bouma in Princeton, MN on July 17, 1975. Dick worked as a mechanic for Fingerhut for more than twenty years and at Cohn-Feldman Manufacturing for five years. After a car accident in 1984 he became self-employed and did many jobs for the VA & FMHA until 1994 when he became disabled from a severe heart problem. Dick loved river fishing and deer hunting. He also spent a lot of time out at the family farm in his last years. Dick is survived by his wife Cindy of Princeton; two sons Jeffrey (Sandy) of Monticello and Ricky of St. Cloud; stepson Troy (Angela) Bouma of Clear Lake; eight grandchildren Stacy, Kassidy, Wesley, Charity, Ricky Jr., Ashley, Alyssa, and Alanna; three step-grandchildren Samuel, Adam and Ava; six great-grandchildren, Aubrey, Teigen, Cash, Kyle Jr., Kane, and Klide; sister Mary (Victor) Spiczka and  brother-in-law Clifford Peterson all of Princeton. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters Bonnie Schultz and Marlys Peterson, and brother Vernon Schmatz. 

Naddy, Dorothy
January 28, 1926 - October 29, 2014
Age 75 of Maplewood, originally of Chicago, IL.

Malmberg (Devroe), Brent Landon
December 2, 1968 - October 29, 2014
Age 45 of Stillwater, MN. Private family services will be held.

Sheets, Lee Alan
May 22, 1960 - October 28, 2014
Age 54 of Crosby, MN.

Graham, Terry Lee
July 15, 1936 - October 28, 2014
Age 78 of Stillwater, passed away peacefully at home on Oct. 28, 2014. Survived by wife, Muriel; children, Mike, Doug, and Heidi; also by loving stepsons, Scott (Deanna) & Ross (Belle) Poppenberger, and Eric Suchy; and 4 grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by many friends & family. A private remembrance of his life is planned for a later date.

Kartarik, John Theodore
December 8, 1939 - October 27, 2014
Age 74 of Hibbing.

Greenfield, Janice Naomi
October 12, 1942 - October 26, 2014
Age 72 of St. Paul. A devoted and conscientious mother to two sons, a friend to a host of diverse people, an ardent environmentalist who loved to hug trees, and an accomplished folkdancer, contradancer and English Country dancer, Jan died in her home from lymphoma on Sunday morning, 26 Oct 2014. As a mother she modeled friendliness, diligence, intellectual curiosity and acceptance of others; as a spouse she coaxed her husband into becoming a better man; as a friend she was reliable, loyal and forgiving. She departed this life in the same honest and principled manner as she had lived it, and was buried in a simple ceremony on 27 October with six of her immediate family in attendance. Jan is survived by her former spouse Roger Forsberg, sons Brian (Heather) and Jev (Rachelle), brother and sister-in-law Walt and Angie Greenfield and several cousins, nephews and nieces. Memorials preferred to Tapestry Folkdance Center (Minneapolis).

McLean, Laura Ann
March 10, 1960 - October 26, 2014
Age 54 of Maplewood. Loving Mother, Sister, Friend Passed with devoted son and loving family at her side after a courageous battle with Breast Cancer. She will be deeply missed by loving son Kyle McLean (Megan Shanahan), brothers David (Carol), Mark (Cathy), sister Terry Logajan (Gery), nieces, nephews, family, friends and co-workers. She loved her work as a surgical tech. at St. John's hospital. Was preceded in death by parents Ralph and Geraldine McLean. Please join family and friends for a celebration of Laura's life Sunday, November 9th, 1-4PM at Guldens Restaurant, Maplewood.

Bagne, Michael Joseph
February 19, 1936 - October 25, 2014
Age 78 of Coon Rapids, formerly of Mora. Born February 19, 1936, passed away peacefully at Our Lady of Peace Home on the 25th of October. Survived by sister, Carole Duback; son Craig (Debra) Bagne; daughter Carin (Ken) Snell; grandchildren Brooke (Richard), Travis, Kayti, Mady, Hannah, Danielle, Alex, and Sarah; great grandchildren Jackson, Payton, and Skylar and many other relatives and friends. Memorial service 11am Saturday the 1st of November at Prairie Oak Community Church, 1657 161st Ave NW, Andover, MN 55304. Visitation 1 hour prior to service. 763-434-8191.

Bengtson, Ellen Loretta (nee Reiten)
May 30, 1947 - October 24, 2014
Age 67 of Minneapolis MN, passed away Friday, October 24. She died peacefully at Our Lady of Peace Home surrounded by family and friends. A graveside service will be held at Granite Falls City Cemetery on Sunday, Nov 2 at 2 PM with fellowship to follow at Hawk Creek Lutheran Church, rural Sacred Heart.  Ellen was born on May 30th, 1947 to Melvin and Annamae (Roudebush) Reiten of Granite Falls, MN.  Ellen was baptized at Congregational Church in Granite Falls and confirmed Hawk Creek Lutheran Church in rural Sacred Heart, MN. She graduated from Granite Falls High School, and later attended Lutheran Bible Institute in Golden Valley, MN. She received a B.A. in Sociology from Winona State University.  Ellen dedicated her life to helping others as Senior Advocate in Winona MN, and other vocations serving seniors and people with disabilities. Most recently, Ellen volunteered at the Little Kitchen Food Shelf in Minneapolis MN. In addition to the people she served, animals of all stripes held a place in Ellen's heart, and she spent many hours volunteering for The Humane Society of Winona MN and Compassionate Action for Animals of Minneapolis MN.  Ellen is survived by her children Erik Bengtson and Brita Bengtson, both of Minneapolis, MN, and by siblings Odell Reiten, Wayne (Lois) Reiten, Harry (Marti) Reiten, Joyce (Mark) Bigaouette.  Memorials preferred to Our Lady of Peace Home, Little Kitchen Food Shelf, or Compassionate Action for Animals.

Kumagai, Ruth Kazue (nee Wakabayashi)
August 10, 1922 - October 23, 2014
Age 92 of Brooklyn Center, MN, passed away peacefully at home on October 23, 2014. Born August 10, 1922 in Hanna, WY. Preceded in death by parents Zenjuro and Yoriko; husband Harry; brothers Fred and Roy. Spanning five family generations, she is forever remembered by her: son Robert (DeDe Van Slyke); grandson Nathan (Amanda); great grandchildren Alanna, Jude, and Aubrey; grandson Philip (Katie), great grandchildren Ellie and Noah, and Angi (Aaron) Anika Van Slyke-Crouch; and also by brother Henry. Private family observance and interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, MN. In lieu of flowers, memorials to The American Heart Association preferred. Living from her Christian faith and her heart, she quietly inspired love and caring in the lives of others. To all her cherished family and friends, there is gratitude. Following a gathering of families, she passed peacefully from this world into the loving embrace of God, who is our hope.

Lima, Gertrude Edith (nee Ojala)
December 30, 1916 - October 23, 2014
Age 97 of Superior, WI. Born Nov. 30, 1916 in Marengo, WI and passed away Oct. 23, 2014 in Minneapolis, MN. Preceded in death by parents, siblings, husband, Joseph; her sons, Edward, Paul, and John; grandson, Johnny. Survived by grandchildren, Angela "Hershey", Joe & Nils Lima and Randy Lima; daughter-in-law, Ann Reeves; other family, Peter, Irene, Cathy, and Lonna and others lost to time and distance. Gertie had been active in Grandmothers for Peace, read & worked for Työmies (the Worker) Newspaper, and always voted in elections.  She loved music, her cat Mina, and in her youth, dancing. She was an excellent hostess: visiting her home was always a warm and happy occasion. A small memorial will be held later this month.

Trowbridge, Jennifer Alicia
May 9, 1958 - October 22, 2014
Age 56 of Minneapolis.

Wilke, Carol Catherine (nee Bierwerth)
November 10, 1932 - October 22, 2014
Age 81 of Vadnais Heights.

Hanrahan, Sean Joseph
October 27, 1945 - October 22, 2014
Age 68 of Minneapolis.

Borowski, Bernard Richard
April 16, 1945 - October 22, 2014
Age 69 of St. Paul.

Nicolas, Merideth Joan "Meri Jo" (nee Fleur)
December 19, 1948 - October 21, 2014
Age 65 of St. Paul, passed away on October 21, 2014 Preceded in death by her parents, John H. and Betty; and step-mother, Sharon. Survived by son, Thomas "TJ" Fleur; siblings, John (Linda), Robert (Rachel), Elizabeth Roosdett, and Cynthia (Cyd); stepsister, Suzanne Rice; close friend, Wanda Ose, and many loving family and friends. Memorial Service, Sat., Oct. 25, 3PM, Salvation Army-St. Paul, 1019 Payne Ave. with a visitation one hour prior.

O'Brien, Michael A.
August 12, 1920 - October 20, 2014
Age 94 of St Paul died after a five year struggle with Alzheimer's. Preceded in death by parents Christopher Dillon and Mary Foley O'Brien, siblings Christopher, Mary Louise, Thomas, Jessie, Craig. Survived by wife of 67 years Polly, children: Sandy & Judy & their children Drew (Carrie Valverde), Tara (Rob) Cain, Katie (Benjamin) Dillon; Craig & Maureen & their family; Elizabeth & Olav & their family; 8 great grandchildren many, many nieces, nephews and cousins. Michael's great grandparents came from Ireland and settled on Madeline Island in 1857. A lifelong St Paul resident, Michael attended St Paul Academy and enlisted in the Army Air Force and became a B-24 pilot during WWII. He was awarded the Air Medal and Distinguished Flying Cross. Following the war, Michael became the luckiest man in St Paul when he met Polly Goodrich of Winnetka, Il. They were married in 1947 and raised their family in Highland Park. Michael had a career in the insurance business and pursued his other great loves (in addition to his wife and family): flying, spending summers on his beloved Madeline Island, lawn mowers, extra thick chocolate malts, Polly's chocolate sauce, chocolate chip cookies, brownies, Hershey Bars, Milky Ways, well you get the idea . The family wishes to express its utmost gratitude to all the staff at the Minnesota Vet's Home, Building 19, 2nd Floor, Willow Way, for the wonderful, diligent and sensitive care they provided to Michael and all the veterans in their care. A memorial service will be held at Mendakota Country Club on Wednesday, November 5, 4-7pm. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Gillette Children's Hospital or choice of donor.

Stebakken Markgraf, Tamela Jean (nee Kittelson)
July 13, 1961 - October 20, 2014
Age 53 of Morton, MN.

Oliver, Kimberly Ann
December 31, 1966 - October 19, 2014
Age 47 of Bloomington.

Hershkovitz, Gertrude May (nee Lester)
April 24, 1932 - October 18, 2014
Age 82 of Brooklyn Park. Loving Mother and Grandmother, Sister and Friend. Passed away peacefully on October 18, 2014. Preceded in death by husband, Soley. Survived by children, William (Arlene), Betty (Henry), Harry (Luann), and Dave (Sue Hanson); 8 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; siblings, June, Dorothy, Marian, Melvin, Doris; and many other relatives and friends. Memorial service on Oct. 26 from 2-5pm at Trinity Apartments, 2800 E 31st St., Minneapolis. Call Dave for questions or directions 612-315-5475. Interment at Fort Snelling on Monday 10/27 at 2:30pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred. Gertrude will be greatly missed.

Johnson, JoAnne Carol (nee Wohlford)
August 13, 1937 - October 18, 2014
Age 77 of New Brighton.

Nichols, James Patrick
April 24, 1945 - October 17, 2014
Age 69, of Columbia Heights, passed away 10/17/14. Preceded in death by wife Patricia. Survived by son James (Julie), daughter Jean (Trever), 16 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; many family and friends. Visitation Wednesday October 22, from 5-8 PM, Washburn-McReavy Funeral Home, 2300 Old Shakopee Rd., Bloomington (952-884-8145). Mass of Christian Burial Thursday at 10 AM, Nativity of Mary Catholic Church, 9900 Lyndale Ave. S., Bloomington with a visitation one hour prior to Mass at church.

Eagan, James Edward
May 25, 1946 - October 16, 2014
Age 68 of Albert Lea.

Crocker, Elizabeth "Cloris Mae" (nee Hart)
November 24, 1924 - October 16, 2014
Age 89, originally of Muskegon, MI, passed away in St. Paul.

Costello, Teresa Ann
October 15, 2014 - October 15, 2014
Age 54 of Minneapolis.

Gullickson Jr., Donald Gunnard
November 11, 1958 - October 15, 2014
Age 55 of Mounds View, went home to be with the Lord on October 15, 2014. Survived by loving wife, Christine; son, Luke; parents, Donald Sr. and Blossom of St. Anthony Village; sister, Lynn (Steve) Spencer of Skokie, Illinois; many other relatives and friends. Donald was a graduate of the Univ. of MN before attending Dallas Theological Seminary and later graduating from Trinity Seminary in Deerfield, Ill. He and Christine Vrieze were married on Nov. 9, 1996. Don was involved with Equipping the Saints Ministry (Navigators) for several years and then began his own ministry, Fillin’ the House Ministry. Don was diagnosed with lung cancer on August 7, 2014. Funeral service Saturday, Oct. 18, 10:30 AM at GracePoint church, 2351 Rice Creek Rd, New Brighton. Visitation one hour prior to service. Interment Sunset Memorial Cemetery followed by lunch at GracePoint. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family preferred. The family thanks Dr. Feist and the staffs from the U of M Medical Center, Crest View Nursing Home, and Our Lady of Peace Hospice. 

Miller, Roma Marie (nee Trautman)
January 8, 1927 - October 15, 2014
Age 87 Arden Hills As of October 15th I'm somewhere over the rainbow waiting to see my children (Kathy, Joe, Nancy), husband (Bob), parents (Rose & Rex), brother (Jerry) and grandson (Ben). I send a big hug to my card playing buddies and all my friends. A very special good-bye to my brother, Jim who has always been there for me. And to my son, Jerry, who has been with me all the way; whom I love dearly. Please give a hug and kiss to all my grandchildren and great-grandchildren. I am grateful my cancer allowed me time to say goodbye to a number of people and for those whom I didn't get to say good-bye to please visit me at Fort Snelling, section 6C-661, and I will listen. XXOO love, Roma.

Tollard, Hazel May (nee Borchardt)
August 2, 1918 - October 15, 2014
Age 96 of North St. Paul.

Chaney, Larry Runyon
April 20, 1934 - October 15, 2014
Age 80 of Bloomington.

Hicks, David Alan
January 27, 1951 - October 14, 2014
Age 63 of Prior Lake.

Page, Trinity Jesse
January 21, 1965 - October 14, 2014
Age 49, will be greatly missed. Passed away unexpectedly Oct 14, 2014. Many enjoyed his humor and artistic abilities. Private memorial. Survived by loving mother and father, relatives and friends. Peace and love.

Meddaugh, Samuel Alan
May 23, 1936 - October 13, 2014
Age 78 of Eagan, MN died on October 13th in his home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Winifred, his brother-in-law John, and his son, Scott. He is survived by his children Anne (Dean), Mark (Janessa), and Lynne; his sisters Joan and Gail (Don); his grandchildren Megan, Ashley, Lauren, Jonathon and Dylan; his great-grandson, Hunter and many friends and relatives. He retired from a lifelong career at Unisys and was active with his ski and orienteering clubs where he had many friends and enjoyed many adventures. He will be greatly missed. Memorial gathering Sunday 10/26 1-5PM, 1740-1750 Kyllo Lane, Eagan.

Falk, Doris Genevieve (nee Anderson)
May 26, 1927 - October 13, 2014
Age 87 of Maple Grove.

Osler, Johnny
November 12, 1946 - October 12, 2014
Age 67 of West St. Paul. Services will be held in Fulton, KY.

Lang, Lorraine Marie
September 7, 1948 - October 9, 2014
Age 66 of St. Cloud. Beloved Mother and Grandmother. Lorraine Lang (Minier) born Septmeber 7th, 1948 to Charles and Hazel Lang. Lorraine was an outgoing and very spirited person.  She enjoyed being with her family and to her grandchildren will always be remembered as Nana Rain.  She will be forever missed by her daughter's Nicole Lang-Wieber (Jeff) and Jessica Minier-Porter (Brandon), her four grandchildren Preston James (9), Austin Alexander (8), Matthew Lawrence (8), and her only granddaughter Madilynn Lorraine (7), named after Lorraine, her two brothers Mike Lang (Joanne), Charles, and missed by her friend and life partner William Minier. She was joined in Heavenly bliss by her father Charles, mother Hazel, brother Larry, sister Marion, and daughter Kimberly.

Larison, Brianna Marie
September 14, 1956 - October 9, 2014
Age 58 of Victoria.

Jereczek, Brian Quincy
November 1, 1956 - October 8, 2014
Age 57 of Shoreview, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on October 8, 2014. He is preceded in death by his father Wallace and brother Larry. Survived by children Jake, Curt, and Kari (Leo), and mom Florence "Pudge" and brothers Dwight, Vernon and Duane and their families. Brian was a fun loving guy who loved his family. He enjoyed the outdoor life and was an active supporter of the kidney foundation. There will be a "celebration of Brian's life" get together with only his close friends and family at the Green Mill restaurant in Shoreview, Minnesota on Saturday, October 11, 2014 (between 1 to 4 pm).

Drennan, Bruce John
May 2, 1967 - October 8, 2014
Age 47 of New Caney, TX.

Tipton, Celeste Myrna (nee Cleveland)
August 13, 1934 - October 8, 2014
Age 80 of St. Paul, originally of Winnebago, NE.

Knox, DeLoris Jean "DeDe" (nee Rodd)
May 28, 1928 - October 5, 2014
Age 86 of Roseville. Passed away surrounded by family on 10/5/2014.  Preceded in death by husbands, John Lewandowski and Priest Knox.  Survived by children, Gary (Chris) and Bobbi (Kathy); grandchildren, Jessica (Peter) Lewandowski Tourek, and Sean (fiancée Nisha); brother, Edward (Liliana) Rodd; and many other relatives and friends.  Celebration of life and memorial service will be held Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 2 PM at Roseville Lutheran Church, 1215 Roselawn Ave. W, Roseville, with a visitation at 1 PM and a light reception luncheon following the service.

Kubat, Mark Alan
April 21, 1965 - October 5, 2014
Age 49 of Ramsey, MN. Survived by loving wife and best friend Terri, sons Calvin and Spencer, parents Bruce (Karen) Kubat and Ann (Jim) Jones, brothers Rich and Jon Kubat, Josh Brehm, and many wonderful aunts, uncle, cousins, mother-in-law, and dear friends. Mark gained the admiration and respect of many along the way. This was especially true this last year as he faced extreme challenges, yet rose above them in an extraordinary way. He loved Jehovah God, wanted others to know Him, and know the truth about what the Bible says. He truly will be missed by many. Service held October 11, 3:00 at The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 13751 Dolomite St NW, Ramsey, MN. Reception to follow at Ramsey City Hall.

Petrell, Ursula (nee Obschernigs)
June 2, 1929 - October 4, 2014
Age 85 of Elk River, MN.

Kuehn, Edward August
November 25, 1947 - October 2, 2014
Age 66 of Minneapolis.

Wagner, Rita Marie (nee Aasen)
August 13, 1952 - October 1, 2014
Age 62 of Maplewood. Private family services.

Nelson, Edmund Kelmer
August 2, 1929 - October 1, 2014
Age 85 of White Bear Lake, departed on Oct.1, 2014. Ed had a distinguished career in hospital administration and consulting highlighted by service on various church and hospital boards, and punctuated by charitable work overseas. A graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Hospital Administration, his career included various leadership positions in hospitals and consulting firms in St. Paul and Minneapolis, MN. In 1963-65 he supervised construction of a hospital in Phoebe Liberia, for the Lutheran Board of World Missions, accompanied by his wife, Marlys and his children Betsy, David and Suzie. In 1991-92 he represented Project Hope to negotiate construction of a pediatric hospital in Shanghai, China. In 1992, Ed and Marlys retired to Brookings, SD, where he continued working for about 10 more years with various hospitals and clinics. He is survived by wife, Marlys; children, Betsy (David Thorson), David (Gloria), and Suzie (Steve Pagel); grandchildren, Tague, Sonja and Berit Thorson, Alex Nelson, Dan (Kathleen) and Chris Babich; and great granddaughter Brynn Babich; sister, Martha Swenson; and many other loving family and friends. Services will be held in Brookings, SD. Memorials should be donated to Alzheimer's research.

Matheny, Sarah Rae
March 18, 1987 - September 30, 2014
Age 27, of White Bear Lake. 

Henson, Carol Marie (nee Boyd)
November 30, 1966 - September 30, 2014
Age 47, of Osseo, MN. 

Leach, Jerry Don
September 1, 1952 - September 29, 2014
Age 62, of Minneapolis, MN. Preced-ed in death by father, Jay Leach, and cousin, Gary Nelson. Survived by mother Beth Leach; aunt Betty Nelson; daughters Abby (Eric) Tuckner, Melissa (Jesse) Tyo, Sarah (Tim) Wegscheider; granddaughter Cheyenne Tuckner; brothers Tom (Margaret) Leach and Jim (Pat) Leach; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. 40 year employee of Target Corporation. Jerry spent much of his free time at St. Olaf Residence Nursing Home with his mother and others. Two memorial services will be held in his honor. One at 10:00 am Tuesday, October 7 at Central Park, 8440 Regent Ave. N., Brooklyn Park. Another will be held at 10:00 am Thursday, October 16 at St. Olaf Residence, 2912 Fremont Ave N, Mpls. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred.

Nichols, Thomas Mark
March 31, 1953 - September 29, 2014
Age 61 of Bloomington, passed away surrounded by family on 9/29/2014. Preceded in death by parents, James & Catherine. Survived by daughters, Tonya (Derek) and Rene; grandchildren, Sammy and Lily; fiance, Shannon; siblings, Bev, Skip, Ken, Tim and Stacey; and many other relatives and friends. Tom enjoyed watching football (SKOL Vikes!), fixing whatever his daughters could break, traveling around the country with Shannon and collector cars. He will live on in our hearts. Celebration of Life on Oct. 6, 2014 at 10 am. at Washburn-McReavy Chapel, 2300 West Old Shakopee Rd, Bloomington.

Maurer, Jewel Mary Lou (nee Larson)
December 25, 1930 - September 29, 2014
Age 83 of Wayzata, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, prayer warrior, Sunday school teacher, and friend passed away on Sept 29th after a brief battle with lymphoma - we thank Methodist Hope Hospice for their care. Preceded in death by parents, Christ P. & Anne Larson of Duluth, MN and Ronald Batman & Jacob Maurer, 2 sisters & 4 brothers. Survived by 2 sister-in-laws; 6 children, Les (Ella) Batman, Sharon Batman, Chris Batman, Cindy Martin, Tim (Jill) Batman, Faith (Todd) Rekowski; 8 grandchildren, Les Jr., Janelle (Marvin), Eric (Kristin), Rebekah (Joseph), Katie, Ellie, Sarah, Mandy; 4 great-grand-children, Kaitlyn, Madelyn, Shaelyn, and Malachi. Celebration/Home-going at Calvary United Pentecostal Church, 8800 Nicollet Ave. S., Bloomington, MN 55420 on Oct 11, at 11:00am, luncheon to follow. Memorial to Jewel & family to CUPC in lieu of flowers.

Campbell, Joe Clark
January 1, 1945 - September 29, 2014
Age 69, of Columbia Heights, passed away 9/29/2014 after a courageous battle with cancer. Preceded in death by parents, Glenn and Margaret; sister, Betty Bennett and nephew, Matthew Bennett. Survived by wife, Susan (Proft); sons, Edward (Kimberly), Tad, Ryan (Amy), and Thomas (Constance); grandchildren, great-grandchildren; brother Larry (Yvonne); 2 nephews, many other relatives & friends. Mass of Christian Burial 5:30 PM Wed., Oct. 8, 2014, with visitation beginning at 3:30 PM at St. Hedwig's Catholic Church, 129 29th Av NE, Mpls. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred.

Bullinger (Christopherson), Emily Anne
September 3, 1983 - September 27, 2014
Age 31 of Apple Valley, MN . Passed away in a car accident on 9/27. Survived by husband, Christopher; loving mother to Quentin (11), Celeste (10), and Josephine (8) Prinzing; parents, Vernon and Karin; siblings, Gregg, Kristina, and Vincent (Grace); and many other relatives and friends. Emily was an aspiring stand-up comedian, entrepreneur, & world peace organizer. Memorial Service at 5 pm with a visitation starting at 4:30 on Sunday, 10/5 at Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel, 1 Federal Dr., FL B01, Ft. Snelling, MN.

Cooper, Clarence
March 5, 1925 - September 27, 2014
Age 89 of Robbins, IL, passed away in St. Louis Park.

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

Jensen, Brian Lee
November 15, 1969 - September 27, 2014
Age 44 of Maplewood, born on Nov. 15, 1969 in St. Paul, Minnesota, passed away Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. Brian enjoyed truck driving, had a passion for fishing, the outdoors, collecting coins, and working on cars. Survived by his children, Heather, Jeffrey, mother Ginger, brother Tim, and three grandchildren. Preceded in death by his father Alan Jensen. Private memorial services will be held. Please contact the family for more info hjensen002@my.HennepinTech.edu We love you & will miss you so much!

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

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

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

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

Dees, Melvin Vincent
December 6, 1991 - September 24, 2014
Age 22 of Burien, WA, originally of Minneapolis.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jaster, Michael Dean
May 4, 1952 - September 17, 2014
Age 62 of Hastings, formerly of Hutchinson, MN. Mike is survived by his siblings, Buzz Jaster, Butch Jaster, Steve Jaster and Ramona Kerber, and his two children, Lisa Jaster and Dane Jaster. Mike was a great friend to many people; he was a son, brother, and father and will be missed by many. He was a helper, a giver, and a kind soul. In his spare time Mike enjoyed gardening, canning and cooking, hunting and fishing, and spending as much time outdoors as he could. “Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars” — Khalil Gibran. A party is being held in Mike’s honor for friends and family from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at 925 Ford Ave. N., Glencoe, MN 55336. Please call 612-860-2193 with any questions or for directions.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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