Current Obituaries

Obituaries in the Star Tribune

Obituaries in the Pioneer Press

Delaney, Edward Kennedy, Jr.
January 24, 1938 - September 15, 2017
Age 79 of Saint Paul.

Bakke, Bonneta Maxcine (nee Olson)
February 3, 1940 - September 14, 2017
Age 77 of Rosemount.

Imhoff, Margaret Ann (nee Crane)
August 12, 1938 - September 14, 2017
Age 79 of Bloomington.

Stender, Pearl Emma Louise (nee Schultz)
November 16, 1927- September 14, 2017
Age 89 of Minnetonka.

Cajune, Linda Sue
March 5, 1957 - September 13, 2017
Age 60 of Columbia Heights.

Delabruere, Martha Sue
November 7, 1957 - September 13, 2017
Age 59 of New Richland.

Egli, Werner Hans
September 5 , 1924 - September 13, 2017
Age 93 of Minneapolis.

Gomes, Magdalen Mary (nee Keany)
July 27, 1931 - September 13, 2017
Age 86 of Minneapolis.

Hayes, Jean Bernice (nee Anderson)
June 3, 1927 - September 13, 2017
Age 90 of Plymouth.

Norton, Mary
February 7, 1940 - September 13, 2017
Age 77 of Madison, Wisconsin.

Bergerud, Mark Allen
December 16, 1947 - September 12, 2017
Age 69 of Backus.

Wilken, Joann (nee Trojohn)
January 26, 1927 - September 12, 2017
Age 90 of Roseville.

Christenson, Paul Philip
January 31, 1948 - September 12, 2017
Age 69 of Minneapolis.

Erickson, Edward
February 16, 1925 - September 11, 2017
Age 92 of Minneapolis.

Perry, Mary Jane (nee Houser)
July 18, 1935 - September 11, 2017
Age 82 of Cottage Grove.

Bishop, Elizabeth "Bette" Jean (nee Swift)
November 8, 1923 - September 10, 2017
Age 93 of Eden Prairie.

Ball, Raymond George
December 12, 1949 - September 9, 2017
Age 67 of Minneapolis.

Barry, Steven Paul
October 27, 1961 - September 9, 2017
Age 55 of Lake Elmo. a longtime Eastsider Passed away September 9, 2017 Preceded in death by his parents. Survived by wife Julie; daughters: Stephanie and Ashley; sister: Karen Grewe (Bill); brother Walt (Karen); mother-in-law Judy Klick; brother-in-law Allen Klick; 5 nieces and nephews; and other family and friends. Celebration of his life to be held at a later date. (Published in the Pioneer Press on Sept.13, 2017).

Fugleberg, Michael Everett
August 22, 1947 - September 9, 2017
Age 70 of Saint Paul.

Malarcher, Margarette Rosalind
October 1, 1950 - September 9, 2017
Age 66 of Minneapolois.

Rask, Gayla Del (nee Gunderson)
December 30, 1953- September 9, 2017
Age 63 of Andover.

Austin, Michael James
March 2, 1958 - September 8, 2017
Age 59 of Burnsville.

Carey, Jeffrey Louis
April 11, 1970 - September 8, 2017
Age 47 of Brainerd.

Condon, Robert John
October 15, 1949 - September 8, 2017
Age 67 of Bloomington.

Carey, Douglas
May 17, 1939 - September 7, 2017
Age 78 of Richfield.

Gallagher, Wanda Jane
November 12, 1967 - September 6, 2017
Age 49 of Brainerd.

Haworth, Frances Ester (nee Wickstrom)
April 17, 1924 - September 6, 2017
Age 93 of Mahtomedi.

Handeen, Marilyn Lou (nee Anderson)
February 18, 1925 - September 6, 2017
Age 92 of Montevideo.

Brown, Shirley Kathrine (nee Olkkola)
April 26, 1936 - September 6, 2017
Age 81 of Spring Lake Park. Shirley was a resident of Minnesota at the time of passing.Shirley then moved to Virginia, MN in 1939, graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1954, and then McConnell Airline School in Minneapolis in 1955.A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Jens Family Funeral Home & Crematory, 1122 South 8th Street, Manitowoc, with luncheon to follow in the funeral home. Rev. Marcus Constantine will officiate with burial of her cremated remains at Knollwood Memorial Gardens. In leu of flowers, Shirley requests a donation in her name to the national ALS Association: ALSA.org SEP 23. 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM Jens Family Funeral Home & Crematory - Manitowoc 1122 South 8th Street Manitowoc, WI, US, 54220 office@jensreinboldpfeffer.comhttp://www.jensreinboldandpfeffer.com SEP 23. 11:00 AM Jens Family Funeral Home & Crematory - Manitowoc 1122 South 8th Street Manitowoc, WI, US, 54220 office@jensreinboldpfeffer.com http://www.jensreinboldandpfeffer.com Memorial Service begins. (Published online on Sept.9, 2017 courtesy of Tributes.com).

Struecker, Esther Eva (nee Braatz)
September 30, 1923 - September 5, 2017
Age 93 of Burnsville.

Lumsden, Robert William
October 4, 1926 - September 5, 2017
Age 90 of Woodbury. Preceded in death by father, Henry Lumsden and mother, Ruth Lumsden; siblings, Lois Lyon and Sally Pojar. Survived by daughters, Desiree (Jesse) Thomas and Marina Lumsden; brothers, Hank and J.D Lumsden and sister, Melba Boysen; beloved grandchildren, Marcellus and Scarlett Hill, Selena and Jesse Thomas, Trent Roemer and Jack Lumsden. Celebration of life 1 pm Sunday October 8th at 1936 Catatlina Dr. Woodbury, MN. (Published in the Pioneer Press on Sept.10, 2017).

LeMay, Barbara Helen (nee Church)
March 7, 1935 - September 4, 2017
Age 82 of West St. Paul.

Lanzel, Jean Marie (nee Ziegler)
June 18, 1936 - September 4, 2017
Age 81 of Mounds View.

LaBoda, Dawn Marie (nee Breezee)
July 17, 1963 - September 3, 2017
Age 54 of Luck, WI.

Vaccaro, Vincent Guy
August 13, 1925 - September 3, 2017
Age 92 of Woodbury. Preceded in death by wife, Betty Jo and sister, Nina Krepps. Survived by children, Victoria (Ethan) Hertz, Paul (Susan), Phillip (Nancy); 6 grand-children; 5 great-grandchildren; relatives and friends. After serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps, Vince had a long career with Northwest Airlines as a mechanic, flight engineer and pilot. There will be a gathering for Vince and Betty at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 22 at Woodbury Estates, 2825 Woodlane Dr., Woodbury, MN with a service at 11 a.m. followed by a luncheon. Private interment at Union Cemetery, Maplewood. Memorials preferred to The Pillars Hospice or Our Lady of Peace Hospice. (Published in the Pioneer Press from Sept.6 to Sept.10, 2017).

Storkan, Douglas Charles
August 2, 1947 - September 3, 2017
Age 70 of Coon Rapids. Doug is survived by his wife, Mary; sisters, Donna and Barb; children, Steve (Jody), Suzie, Sheryl (Derek), Scott (Jessica), Ryan and Christine (Todd); grandchildren, Megan, Lincoln, Brianna, Sydney, Cameron, Helena and Brittany. He is preceded in death by his mother Thecla, father Charles, sister Carol, and brother in law John. Funeral service 11:00 AM on Tuesday, Sept. 12th at Riverdale Church, 3210 Bunker Lake Blvd. NW, Andover. Visitation one hour prior to service and a celebration of Doug's life to follow service. (Published in the Star Tribune on Sept. 9, 2017).

Fitzjerrels, Rosalie Ann (nee Hansen)
August 30, 1938 - September 2, 2017
Age 79 of New Brighton.

Loving, Letitia Flavia
June 2, 1967- September 2, 2017
Age 50 of Maplewood.

Statelman, Steven Durand
September 2, 1950 - September 2, 2017
Age 67 of Minneapolis.

Grove, William Merrill
July 26, 1953 - September 1, 2017
Age 64 of Woodbury.

Ebert, Susan Kay (nee Lorenson)
July 21, 1951 - September 1, 2017
Age 66 of Apple Valley. Preceded in death by parents Lenny and Katherine Lorenson. Survived by husband Wally of 48 years; daughter Katie Ebert-Ivey (Mike); sons Andy Ebert (Fiancee Shannon), and James Ebert; brother Dick Lorenson (Karen). Also survived by grandchildren, nephews and many friends and co-workers. Celebration of Life to be announced later. (Published in the Pioneer Press on Sept. 5, 2017).

Loeffler, Diane Kay
February 3, 1960 - August 31, 2017
Age 57 of Minneapolis. Diane was a beloved daughter, sister, spouse and friend. She was a gifted singer and loved to dance and fish. Preceded in death by her parents Alfred and Darlene Loeffler and partner Jeannie McPhee. She is survived by spouse Rita Frenzel; sister Jean Schmitz (Tom); brother Dale Loeffler (Barb); sister Bonnie Stamboulieh (Tony) and nephews Chris, Danny, Noah and Matt and niece Brittany. Celebration of life at Spirit of St Stephen's, 2201 1st Ave S, Mpls., MN September 9, 2017. Visitation at 1pm, ceremony at 2pm. Crescent Tide Cremation Services. Bequests preferred to School Sisters of Notre Dame, Mankato, Spirit of St Stephens Catholic Community, or Loaves and Fishes. (Published in the Star Tribune on Sept. 2, 2017)

Schrantz, Alexandra Mary
June 29, 1943 - August 31, 2017
Age 74 of St. Paul. Alexandra was received into the arms of God and her loving parents on Aug. 31, 2017. Our thanks to Sheena and the doctors, nurses and staff at the Estates at Lynnhurst, as well as hospice care from HealthPartners. Preceded in death by her mother and father Herb and Mary Schrantz (Agriesti), son-in-law Gary Alexander. Survived by her sister Myra Alexander (Schrantz), brother Mark Schrantz, sister-in-law Denise Schrantz (Barnett), nephew Mark Alexander, nieces Laura Proakis (Alexander), and Amy Kruger (Schrantz). Private family services at a later date. (Published in the Pioneer Press on Sept. 3, 2017).

Franson, Kimberly Donine
September 20, 1951 - August 31, 2017
Age 65 of Minneapolis.

Lee, Earl Clifford
September 28, 1931 - August 31, 2017
Age 85 of Buffalo.

Engman, Kathryn (nee Konerviko)
December 27, 1944 - August 31, 2017
Age 72 of West St. Paul. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Dorothy and Arnold, and her two sons Andy and John Engman. She is survived by: (two children) Ken (Weena) Engman of Las Vegas, NV and Mary (Rick) Bickford of Moseley, VA; (seven grandchildren) Ashley (Chad) Chafee, Brennen and Ryan Bickford, Alexis, Spencer, Maddison, and Lukas Engman, and (one great grandchild) Amyah Engman. Kathy loved to travel, and experience the world. She will be missed by all. (Published in the Pioneer Press on Sept. 3, 2017).

Gonzalez, Kathy Lynn (nee Worrel)
September 14, 1945 - August 31, 2017
Age 71 of Chisago City.

Walker, Mecella Moby
August 27, 1968 - August 31, 2017
Age 49 of Minneapolis.

Chile, Fnu
August 7, 1984 - August 31, 2017
Age 33 of Eden Prairie.

Maher, Michael Patrick
July 3, 1949 - August 31, 2017
Age 68 of St. Paul (East side St. Paul); proud U.S. Army Sgt., 2nd Armd Division; U of Minnesota; owner Media Inc. Survived by son Gabe; sister Terri (Ray) Flaherty; nieces Lisa and Kelly. Visitation Friday Sept 15, 9:30 a.m. with 10:30 Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick Church, 1095 Desoto, St. Paul. Interment Fort Snelling Natl Cemetery-Lane 6 at 12:35 p.m. Special thanks to doctors, staff and volunteers at Minneapolis Veterans Hospital, the "East Side Group" and the many close friends for their time and companionship provided to Mike. Memorials to Minneapolis VA Health. www.minneapolis.va.gov - E-Donate. (Published in the Pioneer Press on Sept. 10, 2017).

Wells, Kathleen Ann
August 20, 1951 - August 30, 2017
Age 74 of Eagan. Preceded in death by parents, Walter and Genevieve, and brother, Joseph. Survived by son, Kevin; 5 siblings; and many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Mass is scheduled Friday, 9/8 at 10AM at Lumen Christi Catholic Church, 2055 Bohland, St. Paul. Visitation 1 hour prior to service. Interment at Fort Snelling. (Published in the Pioneer Press on Sept. 3, 2017).

Long, Lucinda (nee Franco)
August 20, 1951 - August 30, 2017
Age 66 of Inver Grove Heights. Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother Sister and Friend. 8/20/1951-8/30/2017. Visitation will be Saturday, September 9th from 9:00-10:00 am at St. Matthew's Catholic Church 490 Hall Ave., St. Paul, MN 55017. Mass will begin at 10:00 am. There will be a luncheon to follow at Neighborhood House, 179 Robie St. E., St. Paul, MN 55107. At peace in God's loving hands. (Published in the Pioneer Press on Sept. 3, 2017).

Nim-A-Nong, Phra Jirakhun
March 3, 1946 - August 30, 2017
Age 71 of Chachoengsao, Thailand, passed away in St. Louis Park.

Lin, Chi Jung
August 27, 1952 - August 30, 2017
Age 65 of New Brighton.

Anderson, Joel Jacob
July 16, 1932 - August 29, 2017
Age 85 of Belle Plaine.

Carlson, Douglas Richard
September 21, 1951 - August 29, 2017
Age 65 of Minneapolis. He died Tuesday, August 29th after a heroic fight with pancreatic cancer. He is survived by brother Jim (Meredith) Carlson and many loving cousins, nephews, and grand nephews. Doug graduated from the University of Minnesota. He was an Account Executive for Ideal System Solutions. Doug devoted his life in service to the Sigma Chi International Fraternity. He served as Grand Historian from 1981 to 1999, and 62nd Grand Consul from 2001 to 2003. Through his involvement in the fraternity, he mentored thousands of other men by helping them connect their personal principles to the ideals that bind them together with a common purpose. He became renowned for his remarkable intellect, natural ability to teach, and his genuine care for every Sigma Chi he ever met. Doug held key roles in the Marcy Holmes Neighborhood Association and the University District Alliance. The memorial service will be held at House of Hope Presbyterian Church, 770 Summit Ave. St. Paul on Monday, Oct. 9, at 1:00 PM. A Sigma Chi memorial service and White Rose Ceremony will be announced at sigmachi.org/carlson. Memorial contributions may be made at sigmachi.org/Carlson, give.umn.edu/udistrict, or givemn.org/organization/Marcy-Holmes-Neighborhood-Association. (Published in the Star Tribune on September 2, 2017).

Gardner, Faith
February 5, 1952 - August 28, 2017
Age 65 of North Saint Paul.

LaVigne, James Arthur
November 1, 1930 - August 28, 2017
Age 86 of Saint Paul. Jim grew up in Northeast Minneapolis, graduating from Edison High School in 1948. After Army service in Japan, he attended the University of Minnesota and became an early computer programmer. He married Margaret Ann Ackerman of Mapleton, Minnesota. They raised three daughters in St. Paul's Macalester-Groveland neighborhood. He loved folk music, back roads, and historical markers. An old-school shade-tree mechanic, Jim drove his Model T Ford in each of the lower 48, logging 64,192 total miles. He was a doting grandfather to seven grand-children. Preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Lillian (Olson) LaVigne, he is survived by his daughters Joan Ryan (Jim), Mary Jane LaVigne (Allen Christian), Anne Duncan (Steve), grandchildren Emily, Maggie, Ben, Jake, Ellen, Abby, and Will and a great-grandson, Lachlan. Also survived by his sister Yvonne Henderson (Don) and his former wife Margaret Ann LaVigne. Funeral service Saturday, September 2, 2017, White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church, 328 Maple St. Mahtomedi, MN 55115. Visitation 9AM, service 10AM, interment in Esdaile Cemetery, Pierce County, Wisconsin. With deep gratitude to the staff of Stanford Neighborhood, Lyngblomsten Care Center the family requests memorials be directed to Lyngblomsten Care Center, St. Paul. (Published in Pioneer Press on August 31, 2017).

Slavin, Dennis Andrew
December 21, 1948 - August 28, 2017
Age 68 of Minneapolis.

Smith, Michael Lee
November 13, 1946 - August 28, 2017
Age 70 of Inver Grove Heights. Survived by son Cale, daughters Katie (Florida), Jenny of Blaine and sister Suellen (Jerome) Kuklok of Lilydale. Proud 1st Division Marine and Vietnam Veteran. Past Commander of VFW Post 295. Special thank you to the nurses of Mpls VA Dialysis Unit. Well done. Private memorial and interment. (Published in Pioneer Press on September 3, 2017).

Lorbiecki, Carolyn Marie (nee Anderson)
June 28, 1944 - August 27, 2017
Age 73 of Saint Paul.

Vadner, Adele Amanda (nee Knutson)
August 22, 1930 - August 27, 2017
Age 87 of Forest Lake. Proceeded in death by husband Eugene, friend Irving Stang and daughter-in-law Rhonda. Beloved mother of Cindy (Dan) Conner, Tyrone (Corliss) Vadner, Bradley (Bev) Vadner, Susan (John) Erickson. Grandmother of 7 and great grand-mother of 7. Visitation 10 AM, Service 11 AM, Monday, Sept. 11, at Faith Lutheran Church, Forest Lake. Interment at Scandinavian Cemetery, Forest Lake. (Published in Pioneer Press on September 3, 2017).

Horner, Sandra Anne (nee Schwanekamp)
November 14, 1941 - August 26, 2017
Age 75 of Saint Paul. Sandy peacefully completed her life's journey on August 26, 2017. Tiny in stature, she was a warrior who survived cancer for decades with stubborn determination. Her spirit and beautiful smile will live on in our hearts. Born in St. Paul, Sandy grew up in California, moved back to Minnesota and graduated from Saint Paul Central in 1959. Sandy was charming, lovely, curious, and smart as a whip. Her proudest achievement later in life was graduating from the University of Minnesota, with a degree in anthropology. Sandy retired in 2009 from the Office of Minnesota Secretary of State, where she served as union steward and fought for workplace justice. Preceded in death by parents Robert Schwanekamp, Muriel (Burlingame) Ritter, and former spouse Frank "Cork" Horner. Survived by daughter Gabrielle Horner and her husband Mark Abner, daughter Melissa Horner, grandchildren Charles Allen Pope and Isabel Horner, brother Robert Ralph Schwanekamp, as well as many loving relatives and friends. Memorial Service at Unity Church-Unitarian, 733 Portland Ave. St. Paul, September 23, 2017, 4 pm. Memorials to Humane Society of Ramsey Co. in honor of all cat lovers. (Published in Pioneer Press on September 3, 2017).

Mapstone, Edward David
October 19, 1957 - August 26, 2017
Age 59 of Saint Francis.

Karl, Levina May (nee Carlson)
February 9, 1929 - August 26, 2017
Age 88 of Maplewood. Survived by her husband of nearly 70 years, Virgil Eugene Karl; daughter Lyla Campbell and husband Thomas; son Bradley Karl and wife Deborah; 5 grandchildren Heather, Heidi, Jennifer, Daniel and Chad; and 12 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Phyllis Carlson; and niece Beverly Seehousen. Memorial Service will be held at Christ United Church, 2500 Hudson Place E., Maplewood on Saturday, September 9 at 1:00. Burial at Fort Snelling 9-11 at 10:35. (Published in Pioneer Press on September 3, 2017).

McMurray, Vincent Edward
July 3, 1968 - August 26, 2017
Age 49 of Robbinsdale.

Sime Scheel, Camille Illeane (nee Sime)
August 5, 1969 - August 26, 2017
Age 48 of Saint Paul. Died of metastatic breast cancer on August 26. Born August 5, 1969, Camille lived a full life, sharing her incredible energy and beautiful smile with everyone she met. She is preceded in death by her mom L. Ernestine Sime, aunt Illeane Kline and cousin Sunny Forde. She is survived by husband Wade Scheel, daughter Vivian and son Jackson. She did not want to leave them so soon. She also is survived by cousins Nina (Bob) Muller, Michael (Ruth) Kline, Melissa (Uri) Camarena, Jeanne Lenertz, Monica (Mike) Wilm, Nancy (Stu) Gitis, and in-laws mother and father Beckie and Gene Scheel, siblings Kent, Mark (Barb) and Charlie "Carlene" (Jeanne) Scheel and many second cousins, nieces and nephews who felt more like siblings. An only child, Camille was always happy to find someone to play a board game. A cat lover, she was always happy to find a cat to snuggle. A voracious but thrifty reader, she had her public library card number memorized. She spent most of her career as a harpist and effective fundraiser for some of her favorite nonprofits. After her metastatic cancer diagnosis, she focused on advocacy. Her largest project was her book, Camp Chemo: Postcards Home from Metastatic Breast Cancer. Services will be held Saturday, September 9 at 10 AM at St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church, St. Paul. In lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to the Camille Scheel Memorial Fund at YouCaring.com, Minnesota Public Radio or St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church, St. Paul. (Published in Pioneer Press on September 3, 2017).

Downs, Sally Jean (nee Hultman)
January 31, 1955 - August 25, 2017
Age 62 of Little Canada (and Betty Mae Hultman Age 90 of Maplewood). Join us to celebrate the life of these two women on Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 1-3PM at Roseville Lutheran Church, 1215 Roselawn Ave W., Roseville, MN 55113. (Published in Pioneer Press on September 3, 2017).

Shill, Philip Leighton
July 9, 1950 - August 25, 2017
Age 67 of St. Paul.

Hultman, Betty Mae (nee Lind)
April 1, 1927 - August 25, 2017
Age 90 of Maplewood. Longtime Honeywell Employee DOWNS (nee Hultman) Sally Age 62, of Little Canada Join us to celebrate the life of these two women on Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 1-3PM at Roseville Lutheran Church, 1215 Roselawn Ave W., Roseville, MN 55113. (Published in Pioneer Press on September 3, 2017).

Oines, Sharon Jean (nee Mullen)
May 26, 1937 - August 25, 2017
Age 80 of Falcon Heights.

Ricketts, Stephanie Jane (nee Anderson)
March 30, 1948 - August 25, 2017
Age 69 of West Saint Paul. Preceded in death by Parents Norman and Loretta Anderson; Brother Tom; Brother-in-Law Wayne Mielke. Former in laws John, Helen and Marge Ricketts. Survived by Husband Michael Fleming; Children Susan Ricketts, Cindy (Allen) Ricketts; Grandson Mario Thomas; Granddaughter Aurora Benjamin; Siblings, Terry Mielke, Brian (Jeanette) Anderson, Mark (Liz) Anderson, Tony Anderson; Former Husband; John Ricketts; Former Sister-in-law Nancy Jack; Nephew; Zachary Stanhope; and many relatives and friends. She worked at United Hospital for a number of years and touched many lives. Memorial Service 11:00 AM Friday Sept. 1, 2017, Gathering 1 hour prior at St. Stephens Lutheran Church 1575 Charlton St. West St. Paul. (Published in Pioneer Press on August 27, 2017).

Steele, David Lee
November 30, 1941 - August 24, 2017
Age 75 of Minneapolis. Preceded in death by loving wife Priscilla, and longtime companion Marge. Survived by children Deborah and Ronald; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. No service will be held by David's request. He will be laid to rest Friday, September 8th at 10 am at Sunset Memorial Park, St. Anthony, MN. (Published in Pioneer Press on September 5, 2017).

Amundson, John Paul
December 7, 1963 - August 23, 2017
Age 53 of Minneapolis.

Bjork, Jon Rudolph
December 10, 1941 - August 23, 2017
Age 75 of Apple Valley.

Goerdt, Rachel Eunice (nee Ostman)
March 7, 1940 - August 23, 2017
Age 77 of Roberts, Wisconsin.

Simpson, Martin Leon
May 18, 1927 - August 23, 2017
Age 90 of Crystal, MN & Trego, WI. Born in Lyndonville, VT on May 18, 1927. He graduated from Lyndon Institute in 1945. He then joined the Navy and once out, he moved to MN. After 43 years at Horener Waldorf/Champion International he retired and moved to his farm in Trego, WI. Survived by loving wife Joan, daughters Deloris (Alan), Susan, sons David (Pam), Craig (Ann), eight grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many treasured friends. Please send memorials to Capable Partners for a future physically challenged fishing or hunting outing in memory of Martin. P.O. Box 27664 Golden Valley MN, 55427. Celebrating of life at Discover Church, 14300 Burnsville Pkwy, Burnsville, MN 55306 on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 11:00am. Lunch following service. Burial at Fort Snelling Oct 2, 2017 2:00 pm. (Published in the Star Tribune on September 9, 2017).

Ayd, Michael Gregory
August 31, 1948 - August 22, 2017
Age 68 of Saint Paul.

Christopher, Stephan Paul
August 27, 1954 - August 22, 2017
Age 62 of Champlin.

Hogen, Delman Richard
June 6, 1941 - August 22, 2017
Age 76 of Spring Lake Park.

Hladek, Genevive (nee Thunder)
July 18, 1932 - August 22, 2017
Age 85 of Milaca.

Larson, Shirley Mae
April 23, 1933 - August 22, 2017
Age 84 of Vadnais Heights. Passed away surrounded by her family. Survived by her beloved husband of 67 years, Robert (Bob); children, Scott (Marcy), Thor (Trisha), Robin (Mark) Sheldon, April (Dan) Kubitschek, Eric; 7 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren. She loved spending time with her family, gardening, and being active in her church. Memorial service will be held August 31st 5pm at Christ the Servant Lutheran Church 3676 Centerville Rd, visitation 4pm, dinner following. (Published in Pioneer Press on August 27, 2017)

Schladweiler, Vernon Clarence
May 7 , 1937 - August 22, 2017
Age 80 of Saint Paul.

Turner, William Ferdinand
March 21, 1925 - August 22, 2017
Age 92 of Eagan.

Chang, Lucy (nee Chi Yue)
December 15, 1937 - August 21, 2017
Age 79 of Woodbury.

Gaspar, Troy Kurt
December 26, 1970 - August 21, 2017
Age 46 of Rockford, MN passed away unexpectedly on August 21, 2017. He was born on December 26, 1970 and graduated from Wayzata High School in 1989.  Troy always enjoyed helping others.  He was working at Billy’s in Rockford. Troy is survived by his two sons, Michael and Andrew Gaspar; his Mother, Gloria Gaspar; Brothers, Jeff (Karen) Gaspar, Todd (Tracy) Gaspar, Keith (Pam) Gaspar; Sister, Marshelle (Steve) Gaspar; Nieces & Nephews, Erin, Cassie, Samie, Cody, Carlie, Zach, Coltan, Travis. He was preceded in death by his father, Michael Gaspar; and brother, Kurt Gaspar. Please join us in celebrating Troy’s life on Friday, August 25, 2017 from 1 PM to 4 PM at Axel’s Tavern in Loretto, MN. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the family in C/O Todd Gaspar, 8004 State Hwy 55 Lot 60, Rockford, MN 55373.

Kinkle, Randy Orin
September 5, 1957 - August 21, 2017
Age 59 of Farmington.

Rummel, Debra Lynn (nee Jahn)
September 20, 1953 - August 20, 2017
Age 63 of Spring Grove, Illinois.

Heuer, James Brian
May 5, 1959 - August 19, 2017
Age 58 of Minneapolis. Jim passed away from pancreatic cancer on 8/19/17. He walked great distances as a mail carrier and world traveler. Jim adored animals, baseball, and the two loves of his life: wife Rose (Rossukhon Kanwannee) and ex-wife and best friend Pui (Suwaporn). Preceded in death by parents Delores Heuer and Jerome Hoyer, Jim is mourned by brothers John, Steven (Mona), and David, and the Van Dusen sisters Marlee (Robert) and Kerry (Tracey). A man of intelligence, wit and stoicism, Jim's last words of advice were "Be good." May he now soar free like the hawk he admired. Private service. Memorials to the Animal Humane Society. (Published in the Star Tribune on September 2, 2017).

Hughes, Kenneth Steven
March 7, 1972 - August 19, 2017
Age 45 of Brooklyn Center.

Loverso, Rosabianca (nee Tuzzo)
May 20, 1927 - August 19, 2017
Age 90 of Saint Paul.

Catanyag, Lucena Magpantay (nee Garcia)
May 30, 1928 - August 18, 2017
Age 89 of Blaine.

Hanson, Aaron David
December 9, 1972 - August 18, 2017
Age 44 of Saint Paul.

Ramirez-Martin, Blake Anthony
October 3, 1984 - August 18, 2017
Age 32 of Eagan.

Hopkins, Joshua Mac
July 10, 1980 - August 18, 2017
Age 37 of Redlands, California.

Peterson, Marian Virginia (nee Fay)
January 17, 1930 - August 18, 2017
Age 87 of Blaine. Preceded in death by her life partner, Maurice Johnson; grandson, Frank Peterson. Survived by sister, Beatrice (John) Beilke; children, Terry (Peterson) Haugen, Sue (Merl) King, Laura (Greg) Terry, Jeff Peterson, Krista Peterson, 4 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Marian was born near Chatfield, MN. Lived in Rochester, Mpls. and Blaine. Worked many years for the Edina School system. She was a jack of all trades and master of them all. A marathon conversationalist. Loved a party. Cared about people and was truly a dedicated mom. The family wants to give very special thanks to Dr. Marshall Everson, Dr. Robert Jacoby, Dr. Joseph Graif, Arlen, Clay and the pharmacists at Lunds and her hairdresser Sue from Penneys. Celebration of Life Sat., Sept. 2nd at 11 AM at Church of Christ The Redeemer, 5440 Penn Ave S., Mpls., MN 55419. (Published in the Star Tribune on August 26, 2017).

Fitterer, Marlene Kathleen
June 14, 1943 - August 17, 2017
Age 74 of Minneapolis.

Brooke, Eunice Ruth (nee Laitala)
June 20, 1949 - August 16, 2017
Age 68 of Lino Lakes.

Camacho, Efren Juan
June 24, 1923 - August 15, 2017
Age 94 of Plymouth.

Doherty, John Brien
August 23, 1934 - August 15, 2017
Age 82 of Minnetonka.

Stedman, Fred M
June 22, 1937 - August 15, 2017
Age 80 of Bloomington. Fred lead a caring, thoughtful and adventurous life. He was greatly loved and will be sorely missed by his loving wife Mary, canine companion Cooper and many dear friends and family. A celebration of Fred's life will be held in the fall. Please direct any memorials in Fred Stedman's name to Allina Health Hospice, 1055 West-gate Dr, Suite 100, St Paul, MN 55114. (Published in the Star Tribune on August 19, 2017).

Hendricks, Robert George
June 28, 1956 - August 14, 2017
Age 61 of Minneapolis.

Moore, Kenneth Richard II
July 18, 1959 - August 14, 2017
Age 58 of Chalmette, Louisiana.

Otis, Margie Lillian (nee Blomgren)
November 25, 1934 - August 14, 2017
Age 82 of Eagan.

Chaline, Billie Pearl (nee McAlpine)
September 11, 1933 - August 13, 2017
Age 83 of Champlin.

Harsche, Susan Kay
January 22, 1958 - August 13, 2017
Age 59 of West Saint Paul.

Johnson, Bruce Erwin
October 4, 1958 - August 13, 2017
Age 58 of Saint Paul.

Parson, Rosemary Theresa (nee Leduc)
September 22, 1944 - August 13, 2017
Age 72 of Circle Pines. Preceded in death by parents, Joseph and Mary Leduc; brother, Tom LeDuc. Survived by husband of 50 years, William; children, Victoria Sykora, Tim (Kathy), Joe, Terry (Lynn), Jeff; 7 grandchildren, brother Johnny (Bonita) LeDuc; sisters, Joan (Dick) Patnode, Terry (Mike) Gerten, Carol LeDuc, MaryJo LeDuc; sister-in-law, Jane LeDuc, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral Mass 11am Wednesday, August 23, at St. Joseph's of the Lakes Catholic Church, 171 Elm St, Lino Lakes. Visitation 1 hour prior at 10am. Interment following at St. Joseph's of the Lakes Cemetery. CrescentTide.com 651-315-8214. (Published in the Star Tribune on August 19, 2017).

Anderson, Marvin Elmer
November 24, 1939 - August 12, 2017
Age 77 of Saint Paul.

Houg, Jerry Leroy
July 27, 1950 - August 12, 2017
Age 67 of Bloomington.

Paternoster, Gary Patrick
October 10, 1960 - August 12, 2017
Age 60 of Buhl.

Peet, Cindy Sue (nee Pierce)
April 12, 1964 - August 12, 2017
Age 53 of Chaska.

Rosche, Donald
February 24, 1932 - August 12, 2017
Age 85 of Woodbury.

Visscher Kahn, Barbara Ruth (nee Visscher)
January 23, 1927- August 12, 2017
Age 90 of Saint Paul. She is survived by her three children, Susan, Kathryn and William, and her three grandchildren, Kevin and Laura Farr and Amelia Kahn, as well as extended family, friends, colleagues and students. She grew up in the Prospect Park neighborhood of Minneapolis and attended Pratt School and Marshall High, University of Minnesota undergraduate and medical school where she received her M.D. She met Fredrick H. Kahn while doing her internship in San Francisco. They married in 1952 and in 1954 moved to West Los Angeles. Barbara earned an MPH and DrPH in Epidemiology from the UCLA School of Public Health where she went on to teach and do research until 2010. Some of her areas of interest were: Infectious disease epidemiology: AIDS, other sexually transmitted diseases; slow and latent viruses; neurologic disease epidemiology; AIDS dementia. Outside of her professional life, she was a girl scout leader and den mother in the Mar Vista neighborhood and Sunday School teacher for the Unitarian-Universalist Society for many years. With her family, she hiked and nordic skied in the California mountains, learned to sail with the family, and sailed with her daughters to Catalina Island. She created countless craft projects, took her children to the beach only when it was over 80 degrees, and taught them to sing rounds. She spent her last years closer to family in Minnesota. Memorials may be made to the Maurice B. Visscher Symposium or the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health Fund. (Published in the Star Tribune on August 19, 2017).

Harman, Barbara Jean (nee Nelson)
December 6, 1930 - August 11, 2017
Age 86 of Chaska.

Long, Michael Allen
October 29, 1957 - August 11, 2017
Age 59 of Chanhassen.

McGee, Orelda Friezine (nee McCrae)
August 21, 1926 - August 11, 2017
Age 90 of Minneapolis.

Walsh, Hananiah Grace
February 22, 2012 - August 11, 2017
Age 5 of East Bethel.

Whitmore, Michelle Roseanne (nee Shinder)
October 5, 1949 - August 11, 2017
Age 67 of Saint Louis Park, passed peacefully shedding her earthly tent on August 11, 2017. She is survived by her husband Tim and two children-Marc and wife Melissa and daughter Jessica; brother Joel and wife Nancy; nieces Juliana, Dannah, Sarah; grandchildren Kylie and Hunter; brother-in-law Tom and wife Mary; niece Sara and children Abby and Nolan; nephew Ben and wife Debbie; fathers-in-law Max (wife Bea) and Richard (wife Sandi); adopted family Maxine, Nia, Kenya, Kiyonna and family members. Preceded in death by her mother and father Francis and Daniel Shinder; mothers-in-law Judy Inman and Ina Whitmore. Michelle was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She had a wonderfully playful spirit and childlike joy. Thanks be to God for the grace you showed her and your sure promises to turn our brokenness into something beautiful. Celebration of life service will be on Saturday 8/19/17 at 1 PM at Spiritual Life Ministries 6865 Shingle Creek Parkway, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430. (Published in the Star Tribune on August 16, 2017).

Grelling, Claude Peter
June 2, 1930 - August 9, 2017
Age 87 of Coon Rapids. Grelling, Claude P. Insurance Executive, Newspaper Aficionado, and thoughtful Political Commentator, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at the age of 87. He died at home in Coon Rapids, Minnesota, with his wife of 61 years by his side. He passed away in good spirits, having previously made peace with his life, the world, and his place in it. Those who knew Claude understood his deep bond with his adoptive homeland The United States of America and his even deeper passion for its future. He first served in the US Army in the Korean conflict out of a sense of moral duty to the country that rescued him as a parent-less child from the aftermath of Hitler's holocaust. When he returned from war, he became a naturalized citizen of the United States, completed his education at Wartburg College in Iowa, met his future wife, married, and got on with the business of raising and providing for his new family. He worked for The Prudential insurance company for most of his adult life (more than 40 years) in various capacities, retiring in 1991. At that point, he began his avocation as a political activist, tirelessly supporting, in both writing and financially, causes that aligned with his internal moral compass. That powerful compass pointed towards causes based on his fundamental respect for his human brethren, regardless of their gender, race, religion, or sexual orientation. It was his fundamental belief that if we are to survive and prosper as a society, all our constituent individuals must have the opportunity to survive and prosper as well. He was no "bleeding heart" liberal he was simply a staunch advocate for the human race. Claude was a long time member of Christ Lutheran Church of Blaine where he used his rich, full voice to read Scriptures and to participate in many dramatizations. He also revived his newspaper editing skills to proofread Sunday bulletins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Kurt and Margarethe. He is survived by his wife Audrey, his three children Kevin (Susan), Kent (Barbara), and Karin (Tim) Johnson, his sister Karin (Hans) Gimple of Zürich Switzerland and his grandchildren Jordan, Isabel, Alianne and Keira. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held Saturday, August 26th at 11:00 AM with an opportunity for remembrance one hour prior at Christ Lutheran Church, in Blaine, Minnesota. He will be interred at Fort Snelling National Cemetery at a private service in December of this year. Memorials to charities supporting human rights around the world are suggested. (Published in the Star Tribune on August 19, 2017).

Beckman, Lawrence Neil
February 11, 1938 - August 9, 2017
Age 79 of Hilltop. Died peacefully on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Military Honors Ceremony at Fort Snelling, August 17, 1:30 pm. (Published in the Star Tribune on August 15, 2017).

Beckman, Stephen Larry, Jr.
May 19, 1960 - August 8, 2017
Age 57 of Plymouth.

Hustad, Dorothy Anderson (nee Anderson)
May 6, 1922 - August 7, 2017
Age 95 of Saint Paul, passed away peacefully on Monday morning at St. Anthony Park Home in St. Paul, MN. She was born on May 6, 1922 in Minneapolis, the daughter of Elmer O. and Helen (Strong) Anderson. She was a graduate of Washburn High School and The University of Minnesota. She was preceded in passing by her parents and loving husbands, Thomas E. Pegg (killed in action during WWII in Germany) and John C. Hustad, Jr. Dorothy was devoted to her family and possessed a love of gardening, knitting, sewing, entertaining, and travel. She loved to laugh and tell a good joke. She was an early childhood teacher and a champion of education. Her long career in early childhood education included the development and direction of Hopkins Nursery School as well as positions in early childhood family education in Robbinsdale and St. Louis Park. She will be remembered as a loyal friend to many, a devoted wife and mother, and a loving grandmother and great grandmother. Dorothy is survived by her three children, Thomas (Sherry) of Bloomington, IN, Barbara of St. Paul, and Virginia Herriges (Richard) of St. Paul, four grandchildren, Kathleen Hustad (Derek Hester) of Minneapolis, John Hustad (Tara) of Hershey, PA, Daniel Herriges (Lauren) of Sarasota, FL, and Michael Herriges of Washington, D.C., and two great grandchildren Hannah Hustad and Cole Hustad-Hester. She will also be missed by good friend Judy Pappenfus. Services will be private with burial in Lakewood Cemetery alongside her husband John. The family would like to thank the staff, administrators and volunteers at St. Anthony Park Home. (Published in the Star Tribune on August 12, 2017).

Mueller, Jimmy Dale
November 19, 1976 - August 7, 2017
Age 40 of Minneapolis.

Sims, John Timothy
November 21, 1958 - August 7, 2017
Age 58

Zunker, Richard Emery
October 31, 1945 - August 7, 2017
Age 71 of Alexandria.

Haycraft, Sandra Kay (nee DeWitt)
January 18, 1946 - August 6, 2017
Age 71 of White Bear Lake. passed away peacefully in her home in White Bear Lake in the company of her loved ones. Sandra is survived by her husband Tom; her daughter, Dr. Kimberly Schmotters; her sister Germaine DeWitt; her sister-in-law Donna DeWitt, and 5 grandchildren. Sandra was preceded in death by her father and mother, Lawrence and Vivian DeWitt; her brother Larry; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Gordon and Mary Haycraft; her son Steven and grandson Zachary. Sandra was born on January 18, 1946 and graduated from Patrick Henry Highschool, Minneapolis, and Minnesota State University, Mankato, where she obtained a teaching degree. She worked as both a teacher and a realtor, and was an ardent advocate for the mentally and physically disabled. She was known for her gentle and caring nature and genuine smile, touching the lives of many during her life. A special thanks is extended to the staff at Health East In-Home Hospice, for going above and beyond to help Sandra and Tom in their time of need. Sandra's celebration of life will be held at Church of St. Pius X, 3878 Highland Ave., White Bear Lake on Friday, August 18th at 11:00 a.m., with the visitation an hour prior to service. It was Sandra's wish that memorial contributions be given to any organization of the donor's choice that benefits the disabled.(Published in the Star Tribune on August 12, 2017).

Ludemann, Gerald Lee
November 15, 1941 - August 6, 2017
Age 75 of Oakdale. Preceded in death by parents, Harry and Violette; and brother, Fred. Survived by loving wife, Cathy; children, Ryan (Karen), Cyndi, Doug (Lori); proud Grandpa of Matthew, Benjamin, Elias, Zachariah, Violette, Lyric; great-granddaughter, Brooklyn; siblings, Steve (Barb), Cathy (Bob) Case, Jim (Tara); many nephews, nieces and friends. Jerry was employed at 3M for over 35 years where he had many lifelong friends. He was always ready to travel; he was an avid hunter, and had the opportunity to travel to 5 continents. He was a self taught woodworker, building many decks, room additions and remodels, including kitchen cabinets for the homes of each of his children. He was always quick with a joke and a snappy comeback. Celebration of Life to be held on Saturday, August 26 from 2:00 to 6:00 at the Ludemann Residence. Memorials preferred to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. (Published in Pioneer Press on August 13,2017)

Merseal, Kacy Elizabeth
October 13, 1987 - August 6, 2017
Age 29 of Des Moines, Iowa. Kacy was taken from us in the early hours of August 6, 2017, in a tragic car accident in Rice County, Minnesota. Kacy was born at Saint Elizabeth Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska on October 13, 1987 to Kathryn Elizabeth Merseal (nee Benson) and James Allen Merseal. She attended kindergarten in Gulfport, Mississippi, moving at the start of first grade. She was intelligent, skipping first grade and going straight to second. She attended elementary school in Morrison, CO, changed to homeschooling after the Columbine incident. She moved to Creston, Iowa in January 2000 with her parents and younger brother Brett, where Kacy became involved with the middle school and local community bands. She was a clarinetist, and learned to play the bassoon while living in Creston. Kacy moved to Ames, Iowa in 2001 with her mother and brother and enrolled in Ames High School where she remained active with the marching band, and graduated in May 2005. She attended Iowa State University, where she earned bachelor degrees in both Accounting and Anthropology, and played the clarinet in the ISU Marching band. Kacy did an internship with the Department of Defense as an accountant for one summer while at Iowa State. Kacy then attend Drake University, spending her first summer abroad in France learning about international law before returning to the states and earning her law degree from Drake in 2016. She sat for the Bar Exam passing it on her first try and was licensed to practice in September 2016. She was with Anderson Law Firm at the time of her death. Kacy was fortunate to meet the love of her life, Vithoun (Toon) Saysopha, on February 1st, 2014 and became engaged to Toon on February 1st, 2017, with their wedding planned for June 9, 2018. She is survived her parents Kathryn & Allen (wife Pam), her brothers Brett Merseal and Wyatt Merseal-McBroom, her fiancée Vithoun Saysopha, his parents Sith and Sing and brother Aaroun (wife Renee) and his nieces Josie and Alexis, her maternal grandfather, Howard Benson, her paternal grandmother, Shirley Sinclair, 1 uncle, 5 aunts and numerous cousins. She is preceded in death by her paternal grandfather James V. Merseal, step-grandfather John (Jack) Sinclair and her maternal grandmother, Janet (Mitzi) Benson. Her memorial is planned for Friday, August 11, 2017 at Moore Memorial Park in Ames, Iowa from 4 to 6 PM. Donations may be made in her name to The Animal Recuse League, Des Moines, Iowa, where they rescued their 4 guinea pigs and 2 dogs.

Vacccaro, Betty Jo (nee Fleming)
July 24, 1927 - August 6, 2017
Age 90 of Burnsville. Survived by husband, Vincent; children, Victoria (Ethan) Hertz, Paul (Susan), Phillip (Nancy); 6 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; brother, John (Lois) Fleming; relatives; and friends. A private service will be held. Thank you to The Alton Memory Care for providing loving support and care for the past 5 years. Memorials preferred to the Alzheimer's Association or Our Lady of Peace Hospice. (Published in the Star Tribune on August 12, 2017).

Wilde, Marc Jeffrey
October 1, 1984 - August 6, 2017
Age 32 of Chaska. Marc graduated from Chaska High School in 2003, and from Universal Technical Institute in Houston, TX in 2004, as a Certified Auto Body Collision and Repair Technician.Services for Marc will be held at St. John's Catholic Church, Ortonville, MN, on Friday, August 25, 2017, at 11:00 a.m., with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in the Mound Cemetery, Ortonville, MN. St. John's Catholic Church 421 Madison Ave Ortonville , 56278 Visitation - St. John's Catholic Church Wilde, Jeffrey MarcVisitation - St. John's Catholic Church 421 Madison Ave Ortonville, MN 56278 Friday, August 25, 2017 10:00 AM St John's Catholic Church 421 Madison Ave Ortonville , 56278 Service - St John's Catholic Church Wilde, Jeffrey Marc Service - St John's Catholic Church 421 Madison Ave Ortonville, MN 56278 Friday, August 25, 2017 11:00 AM Mound Cemetery 29519 County Highway 33 Clinton , 56225 Cemetery - Mound Cemetery Wilde, Jeffrey Marc Cemetery - Mound Cemetery 29519 County Highway 33 Clinton, MN 56225 Friday, August 25, 2017 12:00 PM Milbank and Wilmot, South Dakota Ortonville, Browns Valley, Clinton, and Graceville, Minnesota.In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be given to a charity of your choice or the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

Johnson, Thomas Edward
April 7, 1954 - August 5, 2017
Age 63 of Burnsville.

Paulsen, Gordon Emil
April 18, 1959 - August 5, 2017
Age 58 of Eagan. Celebration of Life to be held from 1-5 pm Sunday August 20th at 1200 Town Centre Drive, Eagan, MN. Memorials to the family preferred. (Published in the Star Tribune on August 9, 2017).

Muzzy, Dennis Lowery
December 24, 1936 - August 4, 2017
Age 80 of Spring Valley, Wisconsin. Survived by wife Barbara, brother Craig, 3 children Debra (Ron), Daniel (Patty), Tony, 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren. Service at Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel, Aug 17, 2017 from 9-11 am. Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. (Published in the Star Tribune on August 12, 2017).

Wicken, Leona Loretta (nee Hammond)
October 10, 1930 - August 4, 2017
Age 86 of Spring Lake Park.

Beaver, Kathleen Marie (nee Polkey)
February 10, 1949 - August 3, 2017
Age 68 of Columbia Heights. Preceded in death by her sister Jackie, brother David and parents Jerome and Alice Polkey. Survived by husband of 34 years, Morgan, daughter Megan (David) Nord, grandson's Evan and Lucas Nord, sisters Denise (Michael) Mooney, LeAnn (Tim) Hegna, Connie (Gary) Bergman, nieces and nephews, family and friends. She was a talented baker, cook and gardener and her loving spirit and laughter will be missed dearly. Memorial service to follow on September 16th. (Published in the Star Tribune on August 5, 2017).

Hagen, Karl Marcus
January 1, 1966 - August 3, 2017
Age 51 of Henderson, Colorado.

Sittig, Richard August
November 19, 1931 - August 3, 2017
Age 85 of Stillwater.

Davis, Adlean (nee Oatis)
April 21, 1930 - August 1, 2017
Age 87 of Minneapolis.

Berg, Ruth 'Dee Dee'
May 16, 1970 - August 2, 2017
Age 47 of Minneapolis, died tragically in a gas explosion at Minnehaha Academy. Preceded in death by father, LeRoy Berg. Survived by daughter, Brittany Bergstrom; fiancee, Mark Burrington; mother, JoAnn Fricano; siblings, Sherrie Winkler, Rick Fricano (Pam), and Joe Fricano; niece, Stephanie (Ben); nephews, Derek (Jordan) and Levi; and great-niece, Sophia. The public is invited to a visitation on Sunday, August 13 from 2:00-4:30 pm with a service to follow at 5:00 pm at Minnehaha Academy's Lower School, 4200 West River Parkway. A private service for family and close friends will be held on August 19 at Bradshaw, 3131 Minnehaha Ave. S. Seating is very limited for the private service. We want to extend a heartfelt thanks to all who contributed financially or with their thoughts and prayers. Bradshaw 612-724-3621 (Published in the Star Tribune on August 10, 2017).

Le, Quang Si
August 18, 1945 - August 1, 2017
Age 71 of Prior Lake.

Severson, David Alan
January 21, 1955 - August 1, 2017
Age 62 of Buffalo.

Bergeron, Richard Joseph
May 23, 1941 - July 31, 2017
Age 76 of Minneapolis. Preceded in death by parents George and Mary and sister Mary Jeanne. Survived by wife Barbara; children Stefan, Ari and Joshua; brothers William, George and Tom; sister-in-law Cheryl; nephews Matthew, Eric, Billy; nieces Beth and Christy; a large extended family of friends and loved ones. Memorial service will be held at Rose Vine Hall, 2801 Snelling Ave, Roseville MN 55113 on Saturday, August 26th from 1-5pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to your charity of choice. (Published in the Star Tribune on August 19, 2017).

Burke, Dorothy Marie Ann (nee Lynch)
December 5 1947 - July 31, 2017
Age 69 of Woodbury.

Dobosenski, Henry Kenneth
October 30, 1945 - July 31, 2017
Age 71 of Ham Lake.

Dean, Ermghart Pauline (nee Colburn)
March 12, 1929 - July 30, 2017
Age 88 of Monticello.

Erickson, Denise (nee Dugdale)
August 4, 1931- July 30, 2017
Age 85 of Eagan. passed away at Our Lady of Peace Hospice in St Paul, MN. Survived by children Eric, Dale and Kristen; grandchildren Fraser, Denise, Lindsay, Chloe, Shelly and Eric and great-grandchildren Sylvie, William and Olivia. She is also survived by numerous members of her stepfamily. Preceded in death by her parents, Douglas and Frances Dugdale, first husband Col. Eric A. Erickson Jr. and second husband Clifford Crook. She was born in Carterton, England where she married the young and dashing Lt Eric A Erickson Jr. She lived in Bloomington, Hastings and Eagan among other places around the United States. She was a long time parishioner of Saints Martha and Mary Episcopal Church in Eagan. She loved tennis, gardening and dogs. She was the most loving and caring person you could have met. She will be missed greatly by both families. Funeral services will be held at the historic Ft Snelling Chapel on the 25th of August at 9:30 AM followed by interment at Ft Snelling National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family prefers donations to Our Lady of Peace Hospice, 2076 St Anthony Ave, St Paul, MN 55104 where she received wonderful care in her final days with us. (Published in the Star Tribune on August 19, 2017).

Helander, Allan Joseph
July 14, 1987 - July 30, 2017
Age 30 of Maplewood.

Rivard, Daniel Clement
August 8, 1969 - July 30, 2017
Age 47 of Inver Grove Heights.

Dennis, Maraellen (nee Sellers)
October 11, 1927 - July 29, 2017
Age 89 of Burnsville.

Fidler, Mary Elaine (nee Szabla)
June 26, 1925 - July 29, 2017
Age 92 of Becker.

Kaluzne, Michael Anthony
July 11, 1952 - July 29, 2017
Age 65 of Minnetonka. Survived by mother: Marge; wife: Nancy; daughters Sarah (Paul) and Jody (James); son: Bobby (Rachael); 10 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Also survived by brother: James (Diane); and sister Lori (Sam). Please join us to celebrate the life of our Beloved Mike! Services: Saturday, August 12th, 2017 at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Hopkins. Visitation: 10:00 AM and service 11:00. Luncheon following service in Fellowship Hall. (Published in the Star Tribune on August 5, 2017).

Cato, Roy W
July 3, 1950 - July 28, 2017
Age 67 of Minneapolis.

Chavez, William Anthony
January 17, 1938 - July 28, 2017
Age 79 of Woodbury, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family. William is survived by children, Rebecca, Roshelle, David, Daniel, and Donald, whom he shared with former spouse, Patricia Chavez Knutson; 11 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; siblings, Victoria, Henry, Joseph, and David. Funeral service will be at Our Lady of Guadalupe, 401 Concord St., St. Paul, MN on Thursday Aug. 3, at 11AM with a visitation one hour prior. (Published in Pioneer Press on August 1, 2017).

Croteau, Kirsten Renee
April 8, 1992- July 28, 2017
Age 25 of Minneapolis.

Springer, Ronald Rudolph
November 1, 1945 - July 28, 2017
Age 71 of Ramsey.

Woodruff, Paul James
October 9, 1963 - July 28, 2017
Age 53 of Minnetonka.

Fink, Kathleen Mae (nee Flaherty)
May 25, 1930 - July 27, 2017
Age 87 of Lilydale. Preceded in death by Husband Ted. Survived by sons: John, Mark, Paul, Matthew, Joseph, Peter; 11 grand children; 23 great grandchildren; sister Barbara Kline and nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass held at 10:00 AM Friday, August 4 with visitation 9:30 at St. Peter's Catholic Church 1405 Sibley Memorial Hwy, Mendota, MN. (Published in Pioneer Press on August 1, 2017).

Gorsegner, Julie Ann (nee Sill)
June 17, 1941 - July 27, 2017
Age 76 of Coon Rapids, peacefully passed into the arms of our Heavenly Father. Preceded in death by her parents; brother and son-in-law. Survived by her loving husband LeRoy; children Shelly (Scott), Tammy, Randy (Meschell), Doug (Teresa); sister Carol (Don); grandchildren Jessica (Todd), Stephanie (Joe), Jeanne, Joshua (Karley), Eric (Nicole), Heather (Jason), Brandi, Jami (Jason), Cody (DeAndra); and 13 great grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be held August 2, 2017 from 4:00 to 9:00 PM with a Memorial Service at 6:00 PM at Brookhall Event Center, 11930 Central Ave. NE, Blaine, MN 55434. (Published in the Star Tribune on July 30, 2017).

Blake, Kirstin Ruth
November 29, 1967 - July 26, 2017
Age 49 of Ogden, Utah.

Buchanan-Fillmore, Cleo Patricia (nee Buchanan)
July 28, 1948 - July 26, 2017
Age 68 of Saint Paul.

Candelent, Thomas B.
September 4, 1941 - July 26, 2017
Age 75 of Saint Paul.

Manger, James Allen
April 10, 1955 - July 26, 2017
Age 62 of Brooklyn Park. Preceded in death by his father, Lawrence. Survived by sons, Matthew (Jamie) and Adam (Kyra); 5 grandchildren and former wife, Debra. Also survived by his mother, Agnes; brother, Ronald and sister, Arlene (Thomas) Peszynski. Visitation 9-11 AM on August 19 at St. Austin Catholic Church, 4050 Upton Ave. N., Minneapolis. Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM. Lunch will follow the service. Internment in Northern MN. (Published in the Star Tribune on August 12, 2017).

Zwanziger, James Leroy
August 3, 1944 - July 26, 2017
Age 72 of Faribault.

Gomez Ventura, Mayro Raul
September 7, 1953 - July 25, 2017
Age 63 of Burnsville.

Klepsa, Robert Dale
March 2, 1950 - July 25, 2017
Age 67 of Mora.

Albrecht, Margaret Louise
January 1, 1950 - July 24, 2017
Age 67 of Saint Louis Park.

Reyome, Gladys Mae (nee Bandstra)
December 18, 1940 - July 24, 2017
Age 76 of Minneapolis.

Avalos, Moses John
May 20, 1964 - July 23, 2017
Age 53 of Maple Lake.

Johnson III, Rev. Saul III
December 12, 1946 - July 23, 2017
Age 70 of Saint Paul, succumbed to cancer. He is survived by his children, grandchildren, ex-wife, and many loving friends and family. Saul graduated from Luther-Northwestern Seminary and long served his community as a minister and social worker with organizations including the Wilder Foundation, O'Shaughnessy Home, St Paul Area Council of Churches, MN Institute on Black Chemical Abuse, Hennepin County, and Twin Cities Rise. He also served on numerous boards and committees for local government, organizations, and schools. Saul will be missed for his generosity and energetic spirit. (Published in the Star Tribune on July 29, 2017).

Kelley, Isabelle Mildred (nee Smythe)
December 1, 1925 - July 23, 2017
Age 91 of Minneapolis.

Marklowitz, Frederick William, Jr.
July 22, 1937 - July 22, 2017
Age 80 of Hopkins, formerly of Sauk Rapids.  Survivors include sons, Steve (Sheri), Scot, Bill, Fred (Carla), Jon (Becky); daughters, Sue (Dion) Schindler, Lanell (Brad) Kincaid; brother, Milo (Ida); sister, Arlene Hetrick.  Preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Lydia, daughter Kathi; brothers, George, Glen, Donald and Norman. (Published in the St. Cloud Times on July 25, 2017).

Szasz, Audrey Elizabeth (nee Treadwell)
July 25, 1928 - July 22, 2017
Age 73 of Stillwater, passed away peacefully. Survived by children, Julia Douglas, Andrew, Mary-Anne (Paul) Rabenort; grandchildren, Louis, Christina (John), Paul, Joshua, Daniel, Charlie; great-grandson, Jackson; sister, Beryl (UK); many nieces and nephews, her dogs, Daisy Mae, Oscar, Merle and Hank. Private services. (Published in Pioneer Press on July 26, 2017).

Telstad, Robert Arthur
March 17, 1944 - July 22, 2017
Age 73 of Cook, following a brief battle with brain cancer. A native of St. Paul, he was preceded in death by his parents, Olof and Elsie. Survived by his wife of 30 years, Warna "Winkie"; brother, Jim (Phyllis); sister, Pam (Dennis) and sister, Susan; six nieces and nephews. Bob spent 4 years in the Air Force and then worked for Western/Delta Airlines from 1967 - 2000 when he retired and moved to Cook, MN. He will be greatly missed by his family and many wonderful friends. A celebration of life will be held August 5, 2017 at the Croatian Hall, 445 2nd Av. So., South St. Paul, MN. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to your local Humane Society. A very special thanks to the Minneapolis VA Hospice Unit. (Published in Pioneer Press on July 30, 2017).

Woodruff, Tanya
June 26, 1946 - July 22, 2017
Age 71 of Minneapolis.

Davis, Audrey Louise (nee Stout)
May 1, 1941 - July 21, 2017
Age 76 of Minnetonka.

Denham, James Alvin
February 24, 1957 - July 21, 2017
Age 60 of Hopkins.

Dickman, Steven Robert
March 28, 1963 - July 21, 2017
Age 54 of Staples.

Horner, Jeffrey Scott
July 3, 1951 - July 21, 2017
Age 66 of Saint Joseph.

Burmeister, Betty Lou (nee Youtsy)
January 13, 1927 - July 21, 2017
Age 90 of White Bear Lake.

Lewis, Terry Lee
March 24, 1960 - July 21, 2017
Age 57 of Montgomery.

Olson, Russell John Martin
May 12, 1949- July 21, 2017
Age 68 of Detroit Lakes.

Darrington, Lois Jean (nee Kittelson)
August 16, 1937 - July 20, 2017
Age 79 of Woodbury.

Deyoe, Roman Petro
January 11, 1978 - July 20, 2017
Age 39 of Buffalo, New York.

Gary, Corlette Renea
December 30, 1965 - July 20, 2017
Age 51 of Chicago, Illinois.

Kautz, Kenneth Roger
February 27, 1941 - July 20, 2017
Age 76 of Saint Paul, passed away peacefully. Preceded in death by parents, Alice and Ewald; sisters, Karen and June. Survived by loving wife, Patricia (Kuehn); children, Lisa (Rick) DeRose, Randy (Sue), Susan (Phillip) Von Hinueber, Ricky, Amy (Ron) Boerjan; 12 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; brother, Mel (Darlene); and sister, Jane (Jerry); nieces, nephews, and cousins. Kenny worked in the grocery business for 63 years. Memorial Service Friday 11:00 AM, July 28, 2017. Visitation 1 hour prior at Saint Stanislaus Church 398 W Superior St, St Paul, MN 55102. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred.(Published in Pioneer Press on July 23, 2017).

Plageman, Verlynne Donald
September 21, 1949 - July 20, 2017
Age 67 of Saint Paul.

Donovan, Christine Louise (nee Motter)
May 14, 1953 - July 19, 2017
Age 64 of Le Sueur.

Campbell, Michelle Dawn
February 6, 1959 - July 18, 2017
Age 58 of Shoreview. passed away at home surrounded by loved ones. She was born on February 6, 1959 in St. Cloud, MN to James and Adeline (Lemke) Campbell. A funeral service will be held at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 674 Johnson Pkwy. St. Paul, MN at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 22, 2017. Visitation will be an hour before the funeral service. Burial and graveside service will follow at 3 p.m. at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, 23845 County Road 40, Albany, MN. Michelle grew up in Winona, MN and moved back to St. Cloud in 1974. She graduated from St. Cloud Technical High School in 1977. She began her college studies at St. Cloud State University and completed her Bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies by graduating Summa Cum Laude from Bemidji State University in 1983. During her career, Michelle worked as a laboratory technician manager for Environmental Protection Laboratories and Jack Frost/Gold 'n' Plump Poultry in St. Cloud. In 1993, she began working for the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and was most recently the Laboratory Services Chemistry Section Manager. She was a member of the American Chemical Society and the Association of Official Analytical Chemists. Michelle is survived by her sister, Jody Quinn of Anchorage, AK; aunt and Godmother Ardella Kjelstad of Red Wing, MN; uncle Gary Campbell of Nova Scotia, Canada; cousins Wendy Kjelstad, Steve Kjelstad, Tammy Hinrichs, Daniel Sjurseth, Allen Sjurseth, Keith Sjurseth, Joel Lemke, Jamie Markle and Jody Boisen and their families; Godsons Lucas Mason and Aaron Dockendorf. Michelle was preceded in death by her parents, Adeline and James Campbell, aunt Allegra Sjurseth, uncle Erhard Lemke and many friends and family. Michelle will be especially missed by her close friends/caregivers Wendy Kjelstad, Tammy Hinrichs, Jean Dockendorf, Susan Mason, Ellen Detra, Sue Miller, Kelly Richards, Rachel Mason and Tessa Thelen. She will be fondly remembered as a generous and loyal friend. Her family and friends are especially grateful for the ministry and support of Pastor Brian Scoles and his wife Alaine.(Published in the St. Cloud Times on July 21, 2017).

Hall, Thomas Franklin
August 21, 1948 - July 18, 2017
Age 68 of Eden Prairie.

Petersen, Connie Marie (nee Engel)
March 2, 1960 - July 18, 2017
Age 57 of Grove City.

Uehling, Ruth Ann (nee Peterson)
September 7, 1938 - July 18, 2017
Age 78 of Pine City.

Widell, Margaret Helen (nee Thomsen)
April 7, 1926 - July 18, 2017
Age 91 of Aitkin, died peacefully amidst family in her daughter's home in North Branch, MN. Born to Walter Thomas Thomsen and Marion Jensen April 7, 1926 in Minneapolis, MN where she lived her childhood. Preceded in death by her father, mother, brothers Donald and Walter (Tom) Thomsen, loving husband Duaine and son Norman. Survived by sons Ronald (Shanda) and Jerol, daughter Beth (Mark) Cedergren, brother Daniel (Rebecca) Forschler, grandchildren, great grandchildren and a great great grandson. Memorial service will be 12:30 PM, Friday, July 28th at New Life Alliance Church, 11 1st St. SW, Aitkin, MN. Visitation will precede the service at 11:00 AM. Interment will be at Fish Lake Lutheran Church in a subsequent private ceremony. In lieu of flowers Marge would have preferred donations to the New Life Camp Scholarship Fund, in care of New Life Alliance Church.(Published in the Star Tribune on July 22, 2017).

Bundy, Cathy Jo (nee Dougherty)
December 31, 1959 - July 17, 2017
Age 57 of Anoka.

Conrad, Bibiana Maria (nee Hudalla)
December 24, 1927 - July 17, 2017
Age 89 of Saint Paul.

Palmiter, Caleb Charles
November 2, 1963 - July 17, 2017
Age 53 of Minneapolis.

Wheaton, Mary Jeanne (nee Kennedy)
September 26, 1947 - July 17, 2017
Age 69 of Richfield.

Lindberg, Jeffrey Robert
November 18, 1971 - July 16, 2017
Age 45 of Minneapolis.

Tyler, Oliver Jr.
January 20, 1965 - July 16, 2017
Age 52 of Brooklyn Park.

Dearly, Wicahpi Isnala Nanjin Win
June 30, 1988 - July 15, 2017
Age 29 of Saint Paul.

Hallberg, Ernest Raymond
May 23, 1924 - July 15, 2017
Age 93 of Roseville. Passed away peacefully on July 15, 2017 and went home to be with the Lord. Preceded in death by wife of 60 years, Eva; parents, August and Palma; and siblings, Marvin, Palmer, Robert, Ralph, and sister Bernice (in infancy). Survived by children, Daniel (Calinda), Daryl (Mary), Diann (Chad) Edens; 8 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild; and many nieces & nephews. Memorial Service 11:30am Saturday, July 22, at Bethany Baptist Church, 2025 Skillman Ave W, St. Paul. Visitation 1 hour prior at 10:30am. Private interment at Sunset Cemetery. Memorials to Bethany Baptist Church. (Published in Pioneer Press on July 18, 2017).

Haugen, Ruben Glenn
November 9, 1922 - July 15, 2017
Age 94 of Burnsville. Noted jazz and symphony orchestra musician and university professor (Univ of MN, St. Olaf College, Univ of St. Thomas, MacPhail Center for Music), executive director of Arrowhead Music Camp (Barnum, MN). Preceded in death by father, Christopher mother, Emma (nee Haagenson), brothers Ken, Bud, Gwynne, and sister Maxine. Survived by wife Marie; children Sharon, Robert (Linda), and Julie (Thomas); stepchildren Mark (Linda), Scott and Todd (Wooldridge); grandchildren Erik, John, Kristina, Jonathan, and Alexander; and many nieces and nephews. Private burial service will be held at Fort Snelling. A public memorial service will be held at the St. Olaf College Chapel in Northfield, MN on Sunday, July 30 at 1:00 pm (visitation), 2:00 pm (Service). In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Ruben Haugen Woodwind Scholarship Fund at MacPhail Center for Music, Mpls. (Published in the Star Tribune on July 22, 2017).

Alberg, Karen Alice
March 19, 1942 - July 14, 2017
Age 75 of Woodbury. She was the second of four daughters of Ruth and Elmer Alberg, longtime Alexandria residents. She graduated from Jefferson Senior High School and St Cloud Beauty College and was a skilled beautician first in Alexandria and then at several St Paul salons. Karen was an active member of Roseville Lutheran Church and took pleasure in volunteering there. Karen was pre-deceased by her parents and is survived by her three sisters: Pauline (Charles) Maahs of Overland Park, Kansas, Susan Wall of Naples, Florida, and Jean (Russ) Bey of Alexandria, plus 6 nieces and nephews. A private interment will be held in Alexandria. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Roseville Lutheran Church, 1215 Roselawn Ave W, Roseville, MN 55113, or Guild Incorporated, 130 South Wabasha Street, Suite 100, St Paul, MN 55107. (Published in the Star Tribune on July 22, 2017).

Eisworth, Mary Louise (nee Miller)
June 14, 1927 - July 14, 2017
Age 90 of Bloomington. Preceded in death by husband, Henry; parents, Lee and Esther Miller; siblings, Dorthy Chapman and John Miller. Survived by brother, Jim; compadre of 40 years, Tisa Bauer; relatives and friends. Born and raised in Minnneapolis, Lou spent her entire adult life in Texas, moving back to MN only after being widowed in 2000. She graduated from St. Margaret's Academy and the U of MN. She wanted you to know... It has been a long and wild ride, friends and neighbors, but it is now time to go because I feel like an old car: I could use new spark plugs, the radiator leaks, the upholstery is really shot and the tail pipe is burned out. Interment will be at Southpark Cemetery in Pearland, TX. In accord with her wishes, there will be no funeral. (Published in the Star Tribune on July 22, 2017).

Jackson, Cody James
August 15, 1991 - July 14, 2017
Age 25 of Coon Rapids. We will miss your bright smile and big heart. Preceded in death by father Pat Jackson, grandfather Jim Jackson. Survived by daughter Claire, mother Heidi Jackson, sister Liz Jackson (Aaron Hill), grand-parents Janet Bennett, Walter (Georgia) Bennett, Connie Jackson, uncle Shawn and many other loving uncles aunts, cousins and friends. Funeral service Friday, July 21 at Advent Lutheran Church, 540 E River Rd, Anoka. Service at 11 AM, visitation one hour prior. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred. (Published in the Star Tribune on July 17, 2017).

Lawson, Joshua Andrew
March 31, 1973 - July 14, 2017
Age 44 of Saint Paul,a much loved member of the Selby/Snelling community, died peacefully at his home. Family and closest friends were at his side. He will be deeply missed by many. A memorial gathering will be held on Saturday, July 22nd, 4pm, at Cahoots Coffee Bar, 1562 Selby Ave.(Published in Pioneer Press on July 20-21, 2017).

Rounds, Richard Brian
December 19, 1953 - July 14, 2017
Age 63 of Saint Michael.

Sauntry, Michael Joseph
March 15, 1939 - July 14, 2017
Age 78 of West Saint Paul. Mike worked as an attorney and helped grow the firm Collins, Buckley, Sauntry & Haugh in St. Paul. After beating cancer in 2008, he retired and focused on his poetry and volunteering (Habitat for Humanity and served on the board of Boys To Men). Mike leaves until the next time around his sweetie of 8 years, Sandy Smith; his son, Mark (Heather) Sauntry; their son Corwin; his sister Betty (Cliff) Isadore; brother Jim (Colleen) Sauntry. He will be missed by all of the Sauntrys and relations and innumerable friends that he would count as family. A Celebration of Life is planned Wednesday for family and friends. Send condolences to sauntry1@gmail.com. (Published in Pioneer Press on July 18, 2017).

Sikaffy Aguilar, Allan Bishara
October 23, 1969 - July 14, 2017
Age 47 of Saint Paul Park.

Vadnais, Cathy Jean (nee Petsh)
June 6, 1956 - July 14, 2017
Age 61 of White Bear Lake.

Lawrence, Adrienne Rose
April 8, 1940 - July 13, 2017
Age 77 of South Saint Paul.

Melander, Norris Norbert
May 29, 1932 - July 13, 2017
Age 85 of Burnsville. formerly of Thief River Falls, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by loved ones on July 13. He was preceded in death by his wife Marlene, daughter Shawn, parents Aaron and Agnes, siblings Rosemary, James, Leroy and Dennis. He is survived by son Murray (Carol) and their children Matt and Derek (Jessica); son Mark (DeeDee) and their children Ian (Lindsay), Brock (fiancee Emily), McKenzie; and daughter Julie Crippes (James) and their children Jack, Sarah, Thomas and Daniel; and great-grandchild Decklan Melander. Also survived by twin brother Morris and brother Allan. Norris had a work ethic second to none. He was an avid entrepreneur involved in numerous ventures and prided himself on making a deal with a handshake. In 1963 he purchased Home Lumber Co. in Thief River Falls which later expanded to many locations including the Twin Cities. Former President of the Northwestern Lumber Assoc. Norris was happiest outside working with his family in his yard and tending to his gardens. Visitation will be on July 21 at 10 a.m. with a Celebration of Life at 11 a.m. A luncheon will follow. All will take place at Church of St. Peter, 1405 Highway 13, Mendota, MN 55150. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to a hospice of your choice.
(Published in the Star Tribune on July 15, 2017).

Pittendorfer, Eric Victor
January 4, 1961 - July 13, 2017
Age 56 of Saint Paul. Survived by his wife, Nancy, of 36 years. Also survived by brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews. He will be missed by many friends. A small memorial will be held at Como Park Conservatory, Sat. August 5, at 11AM. (Published in Pioneer Press on July 30, 2017).

Urang, Thelma Bernice
August 20, 1931 - July 13, 2017
Age 85 of Birch Hills, Saskatchewan, Canada. Former missionary to Congo. Service at Oxboro Free Church, July 27, 1:00pm (Published in the Star Tribune on July 23, 2017).

Johnson, Ken Lee
March 28, 1960 - July 12, 2017
Age 57 of Maplewood.

Johnson, Robert Gene
August 9, 1961- July 12, 2017
Age 55 of Maple Grove. Robert passed away after an arduous battle with respiratory illness and chronic pain. Preceded in death by parents, Catherine and Alexander Johnson, and his beloved Italian greyhound, Orbit. Survived by significant other, Renée Anderson; children, Nicholas and Jordi Johnson, sisters, Penelope Paris and Janet Butler; and his two dear chihuahuas, Zoomer and Bella. Robert was an internationally acclaimed toy manufacturer, designer and vintage toy expert, and a world-class double-bass drummer, whose band had opened for Prince. He was also very proud to be of Greek descent (family name Iannois of Sparta). Funeral service 4 pm, July 19, 2017 at Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church, Mpls (612-926-7651). (Published in the Star Tribune on July 17, 2017).

Knudson, Lowell Curtis
January 19, 1925 - July 12, 2017
Age 92 of Oak Park Heights.

Young, Harriette
July 8, 1947 - July 12, 2017
Age 70 of Minneapolis.

Boucha, Deborah Jean Elliott (nee Robbinson)
March 5, 1950 - July 11, 2017
Age 67 of Minneapolis. passed away peacefully surrounded by family. Survived by children, Steve Elliott, Neita Elliott; grandchildren, Brandy, Paige, Klayton; great grandchildren, Brayden, Gracelyn, Pasilee; many loving relatives and friends. Debbie enjoyed fishing, camping, and being with family. There will be a service to celebrate Debbie's life on Sunday, 7/16 from 3-6 PM at Bradshaw Funeral Home, 3131 Minnehaha Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN. (Published in the Star Tribune on July 13, 2017).

Mandel, Mark Jay
August 31, 1954 - July 11, 2017
Age 62 of Minneapolis.

Nigusse, Tadesse Hailu
March 12, 1954 - July 11, 2017
Age 63 of Saint Paul.

Brown, Jane Catherine (nee Hager)
December 9, 1942 - July 10, 2017
Age 74 of Brooklyn Center.

Burau, Diane Elizabeth (nee Fistman)
August 28, 1948 - July 11, 2017
Age 68 of Lakeville.

Johnson, Joan Nola (nee Gorst)
December 31, 1935 - July 10, 2017
Age 81 of East Bethel.

Kremer, Erik Odin
February 25, 1977 - July 10, 2017
Age 40 of Frederic, Wisconsin.

Metzger, William Ronald
August 4, 1930 - July 10, 2017
Age 86 of Saint Paul.

Petracek, Kenneth James
November 30, 1953 - July 10, 2017
Age 63 of Minneapolis.

Lee, Emogene (nee Williams)
July 1, 1946 - July 9, 2017
Age 71 of Eagan.

Biegner, Robert William
September 8, 1950 - July 8, 2017
Age 66 of Bloomington.

Aust, Thomas Richard
May 17, 1939 - July 7, 2017
Age 78 of Ham Lake. Survived by his beloved wife, Trish; sons, Jon (Patti) and Jay (Lynn); grandsons, Tanner and Trevor, who filled his days with tremendous pride and joy; sisters, Phyllis Nagle of TX, Gloria Sanio; niece and nephews. Private service. (Published in the Star Tribune on July 16, 2017).

Bakely, Vernon Elbert
February 7, 1966 - July 7, 2017
Age 51 of Caledonia.

Briggs, Coleen Ruby (nee Thwing)
August 12, 1960 - July 7, 2017
Age 56 of Bloomington.

Nelson, Phillip John
April 18, 1970 - July 7, 2017
Age 47 of Bloomington.

Pettit, Sue Ellen
December 7, 1951 - July 7, 2017
Age 65 of Farmington.

Smith, Charles Thomas
August 27, 1949 - July 7, 2017
Age 67 of Saint Paul.

Dennstedt, John Charles
August 5, 1954 - July 6, 2017
Age 62 of Circle Pines. passed suddenly of an aortic aneurysm rupture. Born August 5, 1954, he was raised in Minneapolis, MN. John enjoyed spending time with family and friends, visiting the Hinckley area for shenanigans, and rebuilding old cars. Preceded in death by his mother Eleanor Witte, father Clarence Dennstedt, siblings Vanessa, Judy, Robert, Norman, and Kenny. Survived by his wife of 36 years, Denise, daughters Laura (Shaun) Kelly, Sarah (Timothy) Pofahl, and Alyssa Dennstedt, grandson Jack Kelly, siblings David (Allore) Denn-stedt and Zandra (Chris) Anderson, sister-in-law, Joyce Dennstedt, numerous family and friends. John will be greatly missed. A celebration of life will be held at the Minneapolis Eagles FOE #34, 2507 E. 25th St. Minneapolis, MN 55406 on Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 1 to 4 pm. (Published in the Star Tribune on July 8, 2017).

Ostreim, Patricia Kay (nee Brigham)
June 11, 1948 - July 6, 2017
Age 69 of Mound. Survived by husband, David. daughter, Erica (James) Witzmann and grandchildren; son, Andrew (Nicole) Ostreim. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. (Published in the Star Tribune on July 15, 2017).

Madden, Gregory Martin
October 31, 1946 - July 5, 2017
Age 70 of Owatonna.

Giernet, Beverly Ann (nee Sabart)
September 3, 1940 - July 5, 2017
Age 76 of Osakis.

Hoffstrom, Judith Anne
June 23, 1939 - July 5, 2017
Age 78 of Vadnais Heights. Formerly of Duluth. Preceded in death by children, daughter, Susan Jouppi and infant son; parents, Robert & Marie Keenan; siblings, brother Tim and sisters Patty, Marie, and Joan. Survived by children, daughters, Bonnie Christensen and Anne Jouppi and son, John (JJ) Jouppi; grandchildren, Brandon (Alyssa) Jouppi, Mark Williams, Abbey Christensen and Megan Christensen; great grand-children, Tristan, Levi, Wyatt, Jack, and Noah; siblings, brother Bob (Jeni) Keenan and sister Kathi Drexler. CELEBRATION OF LIFE: 2 p.m. Friday, July 14, 2017 in the Roselawn Cemetery Chapel, 803 Larpenteur Ave. West, Roseville, MN 55113. (Published in Pioneer Press on July 6, 2017).

Smith, Annie Dale (nee Sims)
June 7, 1953 - July 5, 2017
Age 64 of Woodbury.

Tousignant, Daniel Joseph
August 13, 1939 - July 5, 2017
Age 77 of Inver Grove Heights.

Bjornberg, Gayle Ann
January 23, 1953 - July 4, 2017
Age 64 of Woodbury.

Johnson, Richard Gordon
January 10, 1956 - July 4, 2017
Age 61 of Saint Paul.

Roth, Kenneth Kintaro
September 25, 1960 - July 4, 2017
Age 56 of Minneapolis.

Hamilton, Christopher Edward
March 25, 1957 - July 3, 2017
Age 60 of Minneapolis. Survived by his mother, Marianne; his siblings, Gregory, Normandy, Antonia, Jean, Mary; and many other relatives and friends. Visitation will be July 22, 2017, 2-4 pm at Kenwood Isles, 1425 W. 28th St, Mpls. Memorials preferred to Minnesota Recovery Connection. (Published in the Star Tribune on July 15, 2017).

Haug, Richard
February 19, 1947 - July 3, 2017
Age 70 of Saint Paul.

Liptock, James Joseph
September 13, 1943 - July 3, 2017
Age 73 of Minneapolis.

Meyer, Sandra Marie
October 5, 1963 - July 3, 2017
Age 53 of Minneapolis.

Nordstrom, Karin Edith (nee Larson)
October 13, 1940 - July 3, 2017
Age 76 of Minneapolis. Mother, grandmother, proud Washburn HS graduate ('58), Karin died July 3 from advanced cardio-pulmonary disease. Preceded in death by parents, Hazel and Henry Larson; brother, Rolf Larson; husband, Don Nordstrom. Survived by sister, Liz Spangenberg; brother, Jon Larson; daughter, Tracy (Kurt); son, Paul (Noelia); and grandchildren Tucker, Adrian, Milo, Mario, and Hazel. Celebration of Karin's life Sunday, August 13, Gale Mansion, 2115 Stevens Avenue South, at 11:30 am with hors d'oeuvres and wedding cake (her favorites) to follow. Bring a story to share. Memorial info: tracy@tracynordstrom.com (Published in the Star Tribune on July 11, 2017).

Ransom, Wade Josepf
January 19, 1955 - July 3, 2017
Age 62 of Buffalo.We lost a great guy on July 3, 2017. Wade Ransom is at peace after an incredibly courageous and valiant battle with cancer. He fought with quiet dignity and selflessness and never backed down once. It was heartbreaking to see him go, but we are grateful he is finally free. Wade was a really funny and charismatic guy. He loved car racing (Rusty), golfing (duffer), people, music, books, his job at Home Depot, his friends and most of all his family. Preceded in death by sister Amy. Survived by wife, Nancy and sons, Zac and Max; parents Robert Wade and Billie Kathryn; brother Pery, sisters Julie and Mia; nieces and nephews Jessie, Lee, Erik, Shauna and Joseph. A special thanks to Dr. Stuart Bloom and his RN Becky who were absolutely incredible and everyone at Abbott Northwestern Oncology/Radiation. We are grateful to each and every one of you. A Celebration of Wade's life will be held Sunday July 9 at 1:00 pm at the Ox Yoke Inn, 261 CR 92 North, Maple Plain, MN. Godspeed Edaw Mosnar. It was an honor. (Published in the Star Tribune on July 6, 2017).

Welli, Larry Joe
August 28, 1938 - July 3, 2017
Age 78 of Richfield.

Boelter, Dwain Robert
September 13, 1946 - July 2, 2017
Age 70 of Lakeville. Survived by wife Sang Jun; brother Lance; nieces Deborah and Amy; nephew Dain; and many friends. Graduated from U of M with a pre-doctorate in Psychology. Vietnam combat Tet offensive vet. Animal lover, would not even kill a mouse. Lover of fine art, music, and landscaping. Memorial 5pm Friday, July 7, 2017 at Cherokee Tavern in West St. Paul. (Published in Pioneer Press on July 6, 2017).

Boettger, Eugene Francis
May 10, 1946 - July 2, 2017
Age 71 of Arden Hills.  Preceded in death by parents, Everett and Elsie. Survived by wife, Janice; son, John (Samantha); grandchildren, Rowan Everett and Louisa Mae; brother, Clarence (Marlene); sisters, Marlene Skrivseth (Jarrell dec) and Sylvia Rose (Mark); nieces, nephews and many loving friends. Memorial Service Monday, July 10th at 11AM at GLORIA DEI LUTHERAN CHURCH, 700 South Snelling Ave. Visitation one hour prior to the service. Family is requesting memorials be designated to ALS Foundation and Vivienne's Joy Foundation. 651-767-9333 (Published in Pioneer Press on July 7, 2017).

Ferguson, Reigh
August 5, 1939 - July 2, 2017
Age 77 of Jordan.

Nunley, Billy III
December 22, 1982 - July 2, 2017
Age 34 of Northridge, CA

Shaw, Melvin
September 22, 1946 - July 2, 2017
Age 70 of Voorhees, NJ.

Phung, Dong Huu
May 5, 1949 - July 1, 2017
Age 68 of New Brighton.

Roalstad, Sandra Lee (nee Huff)
August 26, 1949 - July 1, 2017
Age 67 of Peoria, AZ. passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family. She graduated from Mound, MN High School in 1967 and was always the life of the party. She loved hard and enjoyed every precious moment of her life. An accomplished cook, Sandy could whip up a mean pot of spaghetti.the kind that warmed your heart and healed your soul. Her favorite road trip was to Laughlin, NV to take her chances with "lady luck". She is survived by her loving husband David Roalstad; daughters Kim Norby and Jenny Jensen, and her seven grandchildren who brought her great joy. The family wishes to thank all of those who cared for her during the last week of her life, especially the caring staff at Woodwinds Hospital, Woodbury, MN. (Published in the Star Tribune on July 8, 2017).

Brian, Marcus William
December 18, 1968 - June 30, 2017
Age 48 of Victoria.

Robeck, Terri Lynn (nee Coxen)
July 13, 1960 - June 30, 2017
Age 56 of Arlington.

Ryba, Aron Brian
January 13, 1958 - June 30, 2017
Age 59 of Saint Louis Park.

Edgerly, Betty Ann (nee Rindels)
May 5, 1938 - June 29, 2017
Age 79 of Blaine.

Nyquist, Gary John
October 1, 1950 - June 29, 2017
Age 66 of Isanti. Owner of Nyquist Electric in Isanti, MN, passed away suddenly on Thursday June 29. He is survived by his wife Ann Corbett; children David Nyquist (Sherry Bohn), Andrea Brooks (Nick), and Lisa Nyquist; grandchildren Shyan, Riley, Raeya and Ava; his mother Irene Hedberg (Dean) and step-mother Mary Nyquist; many brothers and sisters, being especially close to Alray Nyquist and Scott Flett; also survived by many loving brother-in-laws, sister-in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. There will be a celebration of his life on Saturday, July 15 starting at 2:00 pm at our home.(Published in the Star Tribune on July 8, 2017).

Parisian, Elizabeth Louise (nee Erger)
January 31, 1936 - June 29, 2017
Age 81 of Maple Grove.died peacefully at home with her husband by her side. Betty was born on January 31, 1936 in Henderson, CO to Peter and Mary (Schroer) Erger. She loved playing sports. Betty played catcher in two World Series softball tournaments. After graduating with a degree in Occupational Therapy, in 1958, she met and married the true love of her life, Jack Parisian on September 26, 1959. They raised their five children in Crystal, MN. She was a loving and devoted mother. She spent over 50 years working in her field. Her career included 20 years running her own chronic pain management business, Healthy Returns. She was a pioneer in alternative therapy. Most of all, Betty loved her husband, Jack. They were side by side always. Betty will be remembered as devoted, committed, tender but tenacious, compassionate, adventurous, strong, athletic, powerful, confident, wise and one that really enjoyed a good pun. Betty is survived by her husband, her five children and their spouses, and 13 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be Monday, July 10, 2017 at St. Vincent De Paul, Osseo with 10:00 am visitation and 11:00 am service. (Published in the Star Tribune on July 8, 2017).

Ballack, Maria Hildegard (nee Richter)
September 10, 1926 - June 28, 2017
Age 90 of Oak Park Heights.

Boswell, Constance Ruth (nee Erickson)
July 10, 1947 - June 28, 2017
Age 69 of Bloomington.

Carlson, Lorena Mae (nee Smith)
July 6, 1936 - June 28, 2017
Age 80 of Andover.

Gustavson, Guy Walter
October 24, 1966 - June 28, 2017
Age 50 of Prescott, WI.

Harris, Bryan Dion
January 25, 1974 - June 28, 2017
Age 43 of Saint Paul.

Rank, Douglas John
March 28, 1951 - June 28, 2017
Age 66 of Saint Anthony, formerly of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully. Survived by husband, Christopher Michael Clark. Memorial Service 12 pm on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Northeast United Methodist Church, 2510 Cleveland Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418. 612-789-7462. With visitation one hour prior. (Published in the Star Tribune on July 11, 2017).

Shuman, Judith Tillotson
November 16, 1946 - June 28, 2017
Age 70 of Hibbing.

Ziolkowski, Doreen Ann (nee Klein)
July 18, 1959 - June 28, 2017
Age 57 of Saint Paul.  Died peacefully after a courageous fight with cancer. Survived by beloved husband, Michael; son, Clint; granddaughter, Avery; dogs, Toby and Dusty; many relatives and friends. Private family service will be held. (Published in Pioneer Press on July 2, 2017).

Donley, Paul Arthur
January 4, 1946 - June 27, 2017
Age 71 of Bloomington. Paul passed away peacefully with his wife Merry of 49 years at his side. Born to Warren and Laura Donley, Paul grew up in Alexandria, MN, where he later retired. Paul and Merry enjoyed nine years on Lake Carlos and countless rounds of golf at the Alex Golf Club, where Paul served on the Board and as President for years. Paul loved sports, whether playing or watching, but he especially enjoyed his 40 consecutive years in the annual Resorters Golf Tournament. Paul is survived by his loving wife Merry; two devoted sons Michael of Bloomington and Scott (Courtney Briden) of Minneapolis; three grandchildren Jackson, Nicholaus, and Katelyn; sister Dorothy (DeWayne) Bisek of Nelson; brother William (Carol) of Williamsville, New York; sister Karen Donley of Coon Rapids, and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his two sisters, Barbara and Katherine. Paul earned a football scholarship to Concordia College in Moorhead and graduated with a BA in Elementary Education. While there, he met Merry. He later returned to Concordia as Director of Development in 1973. Paul was a natural leader. From his high school days as Minnesota President of the State Student Council to a 34-year career in education, Paul was known as a principled leader who met both personal and professional challenges with great energy and optimism. Paul began his career in Burnsville teaching 6th graders before becoming a principal at William Byrne Elementary. He spent many years in the Moundsview School District as the Coordinator of the Community Resource Center, then Director of Communiity Education, and later Executive Director of Operations. He led several successful referendums during his tenure that generated significant funding for Moundsview. Paul completed his career in the Wayzata School District as the Executive Director of Human Resources before retiring in 2004. While there he made significant contributions to the organizational structure and hiring practices. Paul will be remembered for his commitment to education, his unwavering devotion to his family, and his life-long friendships. He will be missed. A celebration of life will be held at 11am on Tuesday, July 11, with visitation one hour prior to service at Transfiguration Lutheran Church, 11000 France Ave., Bloomington. Memorials preferred to Concordia College or Transfiguration Lutheran Church. A special thank you to N.C. Little Hospice. (Published in the Star Tribune on July 1, 2017).

Nelson, Milton Stanley
June 9, 1937 - June 27, 2017
Age 80 of Columbia Heights. Survived by wife of 58 years, Joanne; children, Judy (Tom) Arnold, Natalie Anderson, Jim (Kristin), Michelle (Dave) Gibson; grandchildren, Ashley (Erik), Lee, Cody (Lindsey), Tommy, Zach, Sam, Lucy, Lauren, Griffin; sister, Marilyn Nelson; many relatives and friends. Celebration of life at Oak Hill Baptist Church, 4141 University Ave. N.E., Columbia Heights, MN on Saturday, July 1, at 11am with visitation one hour prior. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to: Give Hope 2 Kids, Children's Shelter of Cebu, or Oak Hill Baptist. (Published in the Star Tribune on June 28, 2017).

Hofeld, Kathy Ann (nee Moser)
April 30, 1956 - June 26, 2017
Age 61 of Wyoming, MN.

Kamletz, Wayne Ward
July 11, 1947 - June 26, 2017
Age 69 of Minneapolis.

La Pean, Dawn Marie
April 22, 1963- June 26, 2017
Age 54 of West Saint Paul. Survived by her children Jeremy & Desiree Pedersen and her family. Celebration of Life will be held on July 8, 2017, from 1-4pm. At Echo Ridge, Oakdale, MN. (Published in Pioneer Press on July 2, 2017).

Ranta, Gay Lynn (nee Schaller)
October 28, 1943 - June 26, 2017
Age 73 of Shakopee.

Sorenson, Leigh Kingram
July 19, 1933- June 26, 2017
Age 83 of Apple Valley.

Hastings, Paul Milton
November 16, 1935 - June 25, 2017
Age 81 of Coon Rapids. He was born in Des Moines,IA to Lawrence and Jesse Hastings on November 16, 1935. Preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Rose Adams, Arlene Stang, and Rita Oline. Survived by wife, Kay and her daughters, Julie and Jodie; his children Warren (Althea), Wes (Tricia), Roberta, and Alan (Denise) from his marriage to Carol Hastings; grandchildren, Firmino, Rosana, Alex (Erin), Llewellyn, Rhys, Cooper, Ari, Austyn, Dallas, Emma, and Angela; many nieces and nephews. Paul's love for family, music, and friends will be long remembered. Join us for a celebration of Paul's life at Moes Restaurant on Friday, July 7th, 5-8pm, 2400 County Hwy 10, Mounds View, MN or Felix and Oscars Pizza on Saturday, July 8th, 5-8pm, 4050 Merle Hay Rd., Des Moines, IA. (Published in the Star Tribune on July 1, 2017).

Reinken, David Duane
May 9, 1959 - June 25, 2017
Age 58 of Minneapolis.

Smalley, Christian Alexander
June 6, 1960- June 25, 2017
Age 57 of Saint Paul.

Staads, John Allen
April 7, 1951 - June 25, 2017
Age 66 of Springfield.

Walker, Jean (nee Campbell)
August 22, 1930 - June 25, 2017
Age 86 of Woodbury.

Mattox, Ann Marie (nee Flodquist)
August 9, 1951 - June 24, 2017
Age 65 of Marine on Saint Croix. Passed away unexpectedly. Survived by the love of her life Tom, children Brian and Lily. Celebration of life planned 7/8/2017 at 11:30 am, 18785 Layton Ave. N., Marine, MN 55047. No flowers, gifts, or donations.(Published in Pioneer Press on July 2, 2017).

Nichols, Robert Carl
March 29, 1956 - June 24, 2017
Age 61 of Eden Prairie.

Ulferts, James Joseph
May 24, 1949 - June 24, 2017
Age 68 of Minneapolis.

Graham, Carole Elizabeth
January 24, 1964 - June 23, 2017
Age 53 of Deephaven.

Hessburg, Deborah Dawn (nee Richards)
March 12, 1951 - June 23, 2017
Age 66 of Remer. She was a loving sister, wife, mother, and grandmother. Survived by her husband of 43 years, Joe Hessburg; sister, Sandra Becker; son, Nate (Shannon); and grandchildren, Kiley and Jordan. Deb was preceded in death by her father and mother, Thomas Aldrich Richards and Margaret Richards. She was a truly amazing person and friend to many. She had many passions from synchronized swimming to skiing, music, and exploring the outdoors. Deb's main passion in life was what she made a career out of, wine. She had a love of wine that anyone in her life that was fortunate enough to benefit from her wisdom was a welcome recipient. Her love brought her to far reaches of the earth and she gained a love for France, Spain and Italy in particular. Deb will be remembered for her wonderful smile, her excellent sense of humor, and how she would brighten any room she entered. She is now in a better place and is surely dancing the night away with a glass of champagne in her hand. Burial took place at Fort Snelling on June 29th with her loving family gathered together. A celebration of life will be held at 4403 Woodley Trail, Remer, MN 56672, on July 15th at 2:00pm. A second celebration will be held at The Wine Company, 425 West Minnehaha Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55103, on July 22nd at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers a donation will be accepted and donated to a local animal shelter in her name. (Published in the Star Tribune on July 1, 2017).

Jacobson, Carol Mae (nee Dietz)
February 26, 1939 - June 23, 2017
Age 78 of Annandale.

Kelly, Elizabeth Margueritte
July 16, 1940 - June 22, 2017
Age 76 of Minneapolis.

Krueger, Elsie Clara Marie (nee Tesch)
March 25, 1921 - June 22, 2017
Age 96 of Minneapolis.

Pascoe, Mary Lew Franchere (nee Bridge)
November 26, 1949 - June 22, 2017
Age 67 of Eden Prairie passed away peacefully, surrounded by her four children and her brother after a 10-month battle with stage 4 cancer. She fought courageously until the very end. She is survived by children Todd (Mary), Dustin, Jenna, and Camille; grandchildren Morgan and Charlie; brothers Mike and Jeff; and many other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by husband Morgan, 6/7/94. Mary Lew loved her dog Ellie, playing tennis, going to movies, and was the very best Taboo and Boggle player around. Most of all she loved spending time with family. One of her regrets was not seeing Trump get impeached. An Open House Celebration of Mary Lew's Life will be held from 5-9pm on Thursday, June 29 at Arneson Acres, 4711 W 70th St, Edina, MN. (Published in the Star Tribune on June 24, 2017).

Vanick, Patricia Elizabeth (nee Peters)
October 18, 1956 - June 22, 2017
Age 60 of Minneapolis.

Krell, Eugene William
December 20, 1948 - June 21, 2017
Age 68 of Coon Rapids. Eugene peacefully left this Earth on June 21, 2017, summer solstice. He was born December 20, 1948 to Evelyn (Voss) Krell and William Krell, Jr. in Pipestone where he later graduated in 1966. He served in the Air Force for 4 years before marrying the love of his life, Darrnell Nece. Their 4 children were raised in Coon Rapids, MN. Gene's love is unending for his wife, children, grandchildren, and his family. Our family will continue to cherish his love for Pickerel Lake. Gene kept the DMV busy with cars, motorcycles, and watercraft. His grandchildren often said, "Papa can fix it!" Gene's last surprise purchase, a custom golf cart he named "Ruby" will be enjoyed by generations to come. Gene is survived by his loving wife, Darrnell; children, McArthur "MAK", Naomi (Kevin), Elijah, Sashi (Brad); grandchildren who he adored with all his heart, Crystel, Anthony, Mason, Allison, Zachary, Luciana; parents, Evelyn (Voss) and Russell Harmsen; siblings, Mike (Karen) Harmsen, Bev York, Joyce (Carl) Pierret, Vicki (Brad) Quist, Deanna Scott, Kim (Tom) Frazier; many relatives and friends. Preceded in death by his dad, William Krell, Jr.; brothers, Randy Krell and Terry Harmsen. A celebration of Gene's life will be on Saturday, July 8 at 11AM at Sgt. John Rice VFW Post 6316, 1374 - 109th Ave., Blaine, MN 55434 with a luncheon to follow. Please wear Gene's favorite color, red. Memorials preferred to The American Red Cross. (Published in the Star Tribune on June 24, 2017).

Mootz, Donald Lee
April 9, 1948 - June 21, 2017
Age 69 of Saint Paul.

Adelmann, Frank Michael
March 16, 1958 - June 20, 2017
Age 59 of Saint Anthony. Preceded in death by parents, Thomas and Clarice; and brother, Kurt. Survived by sisters, Pamela (Jeffrey Tenney) Adelmann, Carol (Vincent) Linders; nephew, Alexander (Logan Opse) Linders; niece, Natalie Linders; great-niece, Sophia Linders; his cat Peaches, and many relatives and friends. Frank was a kind and gentle soul and had a great sense of humor. He loved music, family history, and cats, and followed politics avidly. Funeral 11am Weds. June 28 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in New Brighton. Visitation at the church 5-7pm Tuesday June 27 and one hour before the service. Memorials preferred to Feline Rescue. (Published in the Star Tribune on June 24, 2017).

Patterson, William Scott
July 27, 1972 - June 20, 2017
Age 44 of Minneapolis.

Sanz, Barbara Jean
June 11, 1961 - June 20, 2017
Age 56 of Saint Paul. Survived by significant other Ken Jary; mother Geri; son Jeremy; brother Kenny (Heidi); grandson Nate; and niece Kendra. And many other caring relatives and friends. A memorial celebrating Barb's life is planned. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred. For details, please contact Ken Jary 651-459-4639. (Published in Pioneer Press on June 25, 2017).

Williams, Henry Lee Jr.
March 16, 1939 - June 20, 2017
Age 78 of Saint Paul.

Kessler Jr., Kenneth James
March 15, 1933 - June 19, 2017
Age 84 of Mounds View. Passed away peacefully and surrounded by his loving family on June 19, 2017. Formerly of Carbondale, Illinois and Roseville, Minnesota. Preceded in death by parents, Kenneth and Marie Kessler and wife, Constance Lewis Kessler. Survived by sister, Eleanor Rine; children Deborah McMahon, Cyndie Kessler-Criswell, Melanie Trnka, and Thomas Kessler; grandchildren Ryan, Michael, and David McMahon, James Trnka, Teal Foster, and Sabrina Criswell; great-grandchildren, Madeline and Evelyn McMahon, Leah, Natalie, and Jack Foster, and Wyatt Whittaker; and his beloved dog, Nellie. Ken was born in Wheeling, West Virginia, where he met his wife, Connie. He obtained his PhD in Plant Pathology from the University of West Virginia, Morgantown. He spent his entire career working for the U.S. Forest Service in Rhinelander, Wisconsin; Marquette, Michigan; St. Paul, Minnesota; and Carbondale, Illinois. Ken enjoyed reading, classical music and opera, gardening, researching, nature, and watching volleyball and football. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, the Ramsey County Public Library, or the Ramsey County Humane Society. (Published in Pioneer Press on June 25, 2017).

Wojciechowski, Linda Darlene (nee Henderson)
April 8, 1951 - June 19, 2017
Age 66 of Minneapolis.

Watkins, James Edward Jr
August 29, 1964 - June 18, 2017
Age 52 of Apple Valley.

Davis, Naomi Helen (nee Nichols)
December 12, 1925- June 17, 2017
Age 91 of Saint Paul.

Mullarky, Lori (nee Campbell)
August 19, 1968 - June 17, 2017
Age 48 of Saint Paul. Beloved Mom and Wife Passed away peacefully with family by her side on June 17, 2017. Lori is survived by her husband Kevin, children Keegan and Lucy. A funeral mass will be held June 22 at 5:00 pm. at the Church of the Assumption in St. Paul. Visitation 2 hours prior. Memorials will be used for Keegan andLucy's education fund (529) in memory of Lori. (Published in Pioneer Press on June 20, 2017).

Neumann, Gerald August
September 1, 1931 - June 17, 2017
Age 85 of Cottage Grove.

Chapin, Deborah Ann
July 25, 1953 - June 16, 2017
Age 63 of Minneapolis.

Schaffer, Timothy George
December 31, 1955 - June 16, 2017
Age 61 of Minneapolis. Preceded in death by parents, Colen and Marion Schaffer. Survived by siblings, Colleen Davern (Tom), Mary Hollenkamp (Jerry), Patricia Suchan (Jim), Lucy Kriha (Dan), Rita Ayd (Dave), Dan Schaffer (Beth), Lora Torgerson (Rick), many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. Private family service and interment. (Published in the Star Tribune on June 17, 2017).

McCoy, Jerome
November 27, 1950 - June 16, 2017
Age 66 of Minneapolis.

Vaughn, Roy Jr
July 12, 1929 - June 16, 2017
Age 87 of Lakeville.

Gooselaw, Phyliss Jean (nee King)
May 4, 1950 - June 15, 2017
Age 67 of White Bear Lake. Preceded in death by husband Francis; parents Milton and Gertrude King; brother Donald; sisters Virginia and Kathy. Survived by brother Jerry (Kathy); sisters LaVerl and Marlene; brother in law Leonard, and several nieces and nephews. Mass will be said in memory of Phyliss on Sunday Jan 21, 2018, at 9:00am. Saint Mary of the Lake Catholic Church, 4741 Bald Eagle Avenue, White Bear Lake, MN 55110. There will be no further services at Phyliss's request. Memorials are preferred to Our Lady of Peace Hospice (ourladyofpeacemn.org). (Published in the Star Tribune on July 1, 2017).

Sandoval, Ramiro E
October 19, 1929 - June 15, 2017
Age 87 of West Saint Paul.

Buss, Andrew Eugene
August 16, 1963 - June 14, 2017
Age 53 of Minneapolis. Retired US Navy, passed away unexpectedly on June 14, 2017. Survived by his wife Melissa (Anderson); sons Jonathan (Amy Parker) and Michael (Kaylynn Olson); honorary daughter Kimberlie May; grandsons Caden, Garrett, Jonathan, and Colton; honorary granddaughter Azaryah; mother Faith Buss; brother John Buss (Kampanard); sisters Diana Buss and Karen Drake (Dan Pence); niece Lara Buss (Ronnie Sanchez); nephew Aaron Drake; and grand-niece Dylan Riot. Services will be held July 5, 2017 at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery 11:30 am. Starting at 5 pm, a celebration of life picnic will be held at Wabun Park in Mpls. (nr Minnehaha Falls). (Published in the Star Tribune on July 3, 2017).

Ellis, Michael Andrew
June 23, 1969 - June 14, 2017
Age 47 of Richfield.

Schave, Laura Lynn (nee Bolenbaugh)
October 23, 1954 - June 14, 2017
Age 62 of Wyoming passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with ALS. Preceded in death by father James Edward Bolenbaugh. Survived by husband Warren, daughter Dianna, foreign exchange daughter Andrea (Ivan) de Uribe, mother Jane Bolenbaugh, brother Gary (Elaine) Bolenbaugh, and many other family members. Celebration of Life Service 4 PM, Sunday, July 9th at Linwood Covenant Church. Visitation at 2:30; reception to follow service. Memorials preferred to the ALS Association: alsmn.org (Published in the Star Tribune on June 24, 2017).

Yerxa, Sally Carr
February 13, 1941 - June 14, 2017
Age 76 of Eden Prairie passed peacefully at age 76. Please call 763-200-1341 for Memorial Services. (Published in the Star Tribune on June 17, 2017).

Mosley, Earl
July 4, 1954 - June 13, 2017
Age 62 of Saint Paul.

Ordyniec, Joseph James
June 14, 1958 - June 13, 2017
Age 58 of Columbia Heights. Preceded in death by parents Frank and Virginia. Survived by siblings Janice, Clayton, and Sandy; many cousins, nieces, nephews, and aunts. Memorial service 11:00 AM at Faith Lutheran Church, 11115 Hanson Blvd., Coon Rapids, MN on Wednesday, June 28. Visitation 10:00-11:00 AM. Luncheon to follow. Joe will always be remembered as a loving, caring soul with an amazing sense of humor & contagious laugh.
(Published in the Star Tribune on June 21, 2017).

Reynolds, Bruce Edward
August 25, 1946 - June 13, 2017
Age 70 of Andover.

Bock, Karen Elsie
January 12, 1965 - June 12, 2017
Age 52 of Apple Valley.

Otterdahl, Thomas Bert
December 1, 1944 - June 12, 2017
Age 72 of Bloomington. Tom was born in Minneapolis, MN graduated from Bloomington High School, attended Normandale Community College and University of St. Thomas. Tom is survived by Sue Blackstone, his children Andy (Christine) Otterdahl, Cory Otter-dahl, Sue's children Andrew (Bea) Blackstone and Abby Blackstone. His 6 grandchildren Payton, Trevor, Mason and Max Otterdahl, Nick and Dylan Fox. His sibling's Duane (Kay) Otterdahl, Dennis (Shelby) Otter-dahl, Shirley Ring and Sharon LePage. Many nieces and nephews; family and friends. Preceded in death by his parents Nanford and Hazel Otterdahl. Tom loved family, friends, basketball, golf and anything with sugar in it! A Celebration of Life will be held at the Grand 7 Saloon, 315 West 7th Street, St. Paul on Saturday June 24, 2017 from 3-8 PM. With a "Toast to Tom" at 5 PM, bring your favorite Otts story. (Published in the Star Tribune on June 17, 2017).

Brown, Juanita Germain (nee Gohlke)
August 27, 1924 - June 12, 2017
Age 92 of Minneapolis.

Rasmussen, Delores Ramona (nee Larson)
May 7, 1929 - June 12, 2017
Age 88 of Forest Lake passed away peacefully surrounded by her children on June 12, 2017. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sat., June 24, 1:00 pm at Faith Lutheran Church, 886 North Shore Dr., Forest Lake. Visitation 12-1 pm. Interment at a later date, Oak Grove Cemetery, LaCrosse, WI. Memorials preferred to Fairview Hospice, 11725 Stinson Ave., Chisago City, MN 55013 or donor's choice. (Published in the Star Tribune on June 17, 2017).

Rogers, Barbara Jean
February 8, 1941 - June 12, 2017
Age 76 of Fridley died peacefully on June 12, 2017 --Loving Day--at Saint Therese at St. Odilia.
The youngest of twelve siblings in an Irish Catholic family, she grew up in Sturgis, SD; graduated from Northern State University in Aberdeen; and as a young woman settled in Fridley, MN, where she raised her own family. Barb is remembered fondly as a kind and loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, wife, colleague and dear friend. She was a long-time member, memorable lector and active volunteer at Church of St. William in Fridley. She taught English, drama, and language skills in public high schools in St. Anthony Village and St. Paul, and was an instructor and manager for an education company. She also was a businesswoman, nursing student, stage performer and director, avid reader of news and poetry, bowler and kitchen dancer with an infectious laugh. Throughout her life she prayed and advocated for peace and social justice. Barb is survived by two children, Kari and Erik, and daughter-in-law Constance; three grandchildren, Grace, Esme and Aengus; her dear friend Ron; two sisters, Mary and Kathleen, sister-in-law Barb and brother-in-law Paul; and loving nieces and nephews. If you met Barb, you were friends. We hope you felt her deep faith, generosity and love. Funeral Mass on Thursday, June 15, at 11:00 AM, at Church of St. William. No visitation. Memorial luncheon to follow. Burial at a later date in Sturgis. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Families Moving Forward at Church of St. William or Our Lady of Peace Hospice in St. Paul. (Published in the Star Tribune on June 17, 2017).

Weber, Lynn Marie (nee Batterson)
May 3, 1964 - June 12, 2017
Age 53 of Saint Paul Park.

Wilkening, Todd Joel
November 22, 1965 - June 11, 2017
Age 51 of Apple Valley. On Sunday, June 11th we lost a special man. He loved his family more then he would say. He was a gentle and kind man that lived to help others, a true servant. He is survived by his wife and best friend Laurie Salden-Wilkening; sons Stetson (Jess) and Ben (Tabbie); grandchildren (Kaileigh, Anika, Skyler, Cheyanne); mother Judy Wilkening and step-mother Bonnie Wilkening; siblings: Rob (Margie), MaryAnn (Tom); sisters-in-law, Cherie, and Nancy (Steve); and many beloved friends and family. As an animal lover, he will be deeply missed by his fury kids (Hermie, Maddie, and Gracie). Todd was well known for his commitment and comprehensive approach to solving his client's business issues. He had over 35 years' experience working directly with health care owners in Property, Facilities and Construction Management. His innate passion for the Facilities Management industry was felt by owners, colleagues and staff alike and has thus helped Todd bring owners creative solutions, to include many local and national awards in Facilities and Environmental Management and Sustainability. He ran a faith based company as he was a very spiritual man. Todd founded FMAdvantage, LLC to help serve the ongoing needs of the Facilities Management industry with a focus on being a partner looking out for the best interest of owners in partnership with key resources and educational aides. Todd had been a speaker for corporate education seminars spanning over the past 15 years, including private and public organizations, IFMA, HCI, ASHE, TJC, State of Minnesota, University of Minnesota and WCCO Radio. Todd had served as the Vice President of Research for the International Facility Managers Association's Health Care Institute (IFMA-HCI) and was pursuing his interest in continued research with IFMA-HCI Midwest for the advancement of health care facility management. Todd was also a known publisher for multiple media sources regarding complex facility management issues. A ceremony celebrating the life of Todd Wilkening will be held at Grace Lutheran Church in Apple Valley on Friday, June 23rd at 2 PM; visitation will begin at 1 PM until the time of the service. Should friends desire, contributions may be sent to your local animal humane society in lieu of flowers. My dear husband Todd, we promised to love each other forever. I ache at just the loss of you and our future together on earth. "I thought of you today. But that is nothing new. I thought of you yesterday. And days before that too. I think of you in silence. I often speak your name. Your memory is my keepsake. With which I will never part. God has you in his keeping. I have you in my heart". (Published in the Star Tribune on June 17, 2017).

Moe, Christine B (nee Bunk)
May 11, 1940 - June 10, 2017
Age 70 of Oakdale.

Carr, Adeline Irene (nee Olson)
June 8, 1926 - June 9, 2017
Age 91 of Saint Paul. Passed away peacefully on June 9, 2017. Survived by daughter, Lisa (Garth) Carr Thornton;; granddaughter, Julia Thornton; many relatives and friends. Adeline enjoyed her family, friends, was an avid reader and loved genealogy. Adeline will be deeply missed. Private family services.(Published in Pioneer Press on June 11, 2017).

Gerads, Jean Ann (nee Henry)
September 26, 1954 - June 9, 2017
Age 62 of Delano.

Hockert, Marilyn Catherine (nee Rondeau)
May 20, 1944 - June 9, 2017
Age 73 of Brooklyn Park. Preceded by husband, Daniel Hockert Sr. Survived children, Melissa, Paula and Daniel Jr.; grandchildren, Caitlin, Eric, Kelli, Dylan. Also survived by sister, nieces, nephews, and friends. Memorial service will be Friday, June 23, 11 AM, with gathering starting at 10 AM, Nativity Lutheran Church, 3312 Silver Lake Road, St. Anthony, MN 55418. Memorials preferred to the family.(Published in the Star Tribune on June 17, 2017).

Reedy, Steven Anthony
August 16, 1960 - June 9, 2017
Age 56 of Mound passed away unexpectedly. Survived by sons Trevor and Steven, Jr.; 6 siblings and friend Pam. Memorial service will be Thursday, June 22 at WayCross Evangelical Church, 7733 West River Road, Brooklyn Park with visitation 5:00-7:00 PM with service at 7:00 PM. (Published in the Star Tribune on June 17, 2017).

Rollison, Ernest Patrick "Pat"
October 14, 1947 - June 9, 2017
Age 69 of Saint Cloud. Pat Rollison died on June 9th, 2017, in Breezy Point, MN. Pat was born on October 14, 1947 in Pueblo, CO. He served in the U.S. Air Force. He was united in marriage on May 6th, 1977 to Joan (Hoeschen). Pat worked for the United States Postal Service for 29 years before retiring in 2010. Pat is survived by his wife, Joan; son, Michael (Kathy) Bean of Frisco, TX; son, Andrew Rollison of St. Augusta; daughter, Shanna (Ryan) Eason of Elk River; and brother, Russell Rollison of Pueblo, CO; 5 grandchildren; and many other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents. A private Honors Ceremony and burial will be at The Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Camp Ripley.(Published in St. Cloud Times June 11-12, 2017)

Christner, Vicki Lynn (nee Jorgenson)
April 17, 1957 - June 8, 2017
Age 60 of Rosemount.

Townsend, John William
November 12, 1948 - June 8, 2017
Age 68 of Saint Cloud.

Lee, Joseph Arthur
May 28, 1944 - June 7, 2017
Age 73 of Crystal.

Wipijewski, Michael George
September 1, 1955 - June 7, 2017
Age 61 of Baldwin, WI.

Gregory, Annabell Rose (nee Morris)
December 2, 1923 - June 6, 2017
Age 93 of Eagan. Survived by husband of 67 years, Deane Gregory; brother, Eugene Morris; children, Judy (Kevin) Kramer, Tom (Becky) Gregory, Nancy (Brian) Field; 8 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and beloved caregiver, Sue. Private family service. (Published in the Star Tribune on June 10, 2017)

Johnston, Timothy Ray
September 27, 1953 - June 6, 2017
Age 63 of Cocoa Beach, FL, passed away in Brooklyn Park.

Panek Jr., William Joseph
July 4, 1936 - June 6, 2017
Age 80 of Inver Grove Heights. Passed away peacefully after a 10 yr. battle with cancer. Survived by wife Onalee, children John (Theresa), Gregg (Christine), Karen, Julie (Randy) Brueske, Jennifer. 4 grand-daughters, Leah (Mikey), Cassandra, Sarah, Margaret, gr. granddaughter Charlotte. Brothers Robert (Lila), Bernard, and many nieces, nephews, and friends. Memorial service will be held on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 11:00 AM, with visitation one hour prior, at St. John Lutheran Church, 765 Margaret St., St. Paul. A special thank you to all staff at the University of Minnesota Hospital & Clinics for their excellent and loving care. Memorials preferred to St. John Lutheran Church. (Published in Pioneer Press on June 11, 2017)

Brown, Ronald Rodell
January 12, 1952 - June 5, 2017
Age 65 of Saint Paul. Preceded in death by his mother, Beatrice Brown. Ronald is survived by his father, Rodell Brown; son, Patrick Brown; and son, Alexander Brown. Ronald graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BA in Music where he then taught music at Battle Creek Middle School. While simultaneously being a professional musician, he made great success with such hits as "Siempre" and "Ninja" which are still talked about in the Jazz community to this day. His love of music led him to meet many musicians in the Twin Cities music scene who have remained lifelong friends. Plans for a celebration of his life will be Thursday, July 27th. Location and information to follow. Please feel free to send photos, memories or just your contact information so we can help gather all his loved ones in one place. RonBrownMemorial@gmail.com
(Published in the Star Tribune on June 17, 2017)

Olinger, Steven Russell
March 6, 1958- June 5, 2017
Age 59 of Carver, was called home to be with his Lord on June 5, 2017. Preceded in death by his father, Gary. Survived by his wife of 38 years, Sandra Corrine; daughter Tara (Scott) and son Tony (Becky); grandchildren Brady and Bella; mother, Evelyn; siblings Debbie (Steve), Gary (Carla), Chris (Cherrie), and Dawn (Gregg); and many loving relatives and friends. A private memorial service will be held. Steve was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, friend, and hockey coach. His wisdom, strength, and good cheer will be dearly missed by all those who had the great pleasure of knowing him. "Someday you will read in the papers that I am dead. Don't believe a word of it. I am more alive than ever!" -D.L. Moody. (Published in the Star Tribune on June 7, 2017)

Barton, Leslie F.
November 10, 1921 - June 5, 2017
Age 95 of Vadnais Heights.

Tropp, Clare Marie
March 26, 1954 - June 4, 2017
Age 63 of Minneapolis left this beautiful planet June 4, 2017. Always creative with incredible wit, she had the gift of bringing laughter and joy to any situation. Her generous spirit and sense of humor will live on in the hearts of the countless people whose lives she brightened. Clare strongly believed life is about bringing more love into the world. She did this with exuberance, and was truly grateful for the abundance of love shown to her by others. Clare is survived by her wife of 28 years, Kathy Kornblum, her parents, Ma and Pa (Margaret and Robert) Tropp of Westmont, Il, brothers Bob (Jackie), Jim (Jan), Pete (Laura), sister Katy Cecchi (Dan), her niece and five nephews, numerous godchildren, and scores of dear friends who will cherish their memories of her positive attitude and zest for life. A Celebration of Clare's Life: June 22; 2 PM visitation, 4 PM services; St. Joan of Arc Church, MPLS; reception following. Private interment. To honor Clare's giving nature, memorials to Wags and Whiskers Animal Rescue, the MN State Fair Foundation, or the Heifer Project. (Published in the Star Tribune on June 7, 2017)

Hochstedler, Robert Lynn
February 20, 1938 - June 4, 2017
Age 79 of St Paul.

Lindvall, Anthony Richard
July 5, 1972 - June 4, 2017
Age 44 of Blaine.

Crane, Stephen Donald
June 30, 1946 - June 4, 2017
Age 70 of St. Paul.passed away peacefully at Our Lady of Peace near his home in St Paul, Minnesota, early Sunday June 4, surrounded by loving family and friends. He is survived by his devoted wife of 20 years Susan Crane; and beloved children, sons Jeffery and Matthew, and daughter Mendi Crane Eymard and son-in-law Anthony Eymard and a community of close friends. He was preceded in death by parents Donald V. Crane and Dorothy Van Wormer and siblings Michael Crane and Patricia Last. Born and raised in Tulsa, OK, Stephen worked as a successful photojournalist for 25 years and was a graduate of the New Mexico Military Institute and Oklahoma State University. He moved to St. Paul in 1997, and worked tirelessly for the past 20 years as a master's level clinician for both the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and The Retreat. He was an avid reader, loved to cook, spending time with his dogs and listening to music. Stephen was loved and adored by all who knew him and through his example helped countless individuals find a path to recovery from addiction. He believed firmly in the inner child in all of us and that his real purpose on earth was to "be of maximum service to God and the people about us." A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 10th, 2017 at The Retreat at 1221 Wayzata Boulevard East, Wayzata, MN 55391. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to The Retreat Elder Program in the name of Stephen D. Crane. (Published in the Star Tribune on June 6, 2017)

Cartwright, Willard John
August 1, 1926 - June 3, 2017
Age 90 of Stillwater

Auger, Patrick Louis
Septemer 6, 1978 - June 3, 2017
Age 38 of Sturgeon Lake.

Mackie, Lorna Jean
July 18, 1957 - June 3, 2017
Age 59 of Burnsville

Phyle, Daniel James
January 23, 1962 - June 3, 2017
Age 55 of Minneapolis. Survived by loving wife Jeanne Phyle, sons Mark and Jason Phyle, sister Mary Lou Mossberg (Robert), grandchildren, close family and friends. We will miss our "Danny". Memorial Service 11 AM Sunday, June 11 (TODAY), Eastside Neighborhood Center, 1700 2nd St. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413. (Published in the Star Tribune on June 10, 2017)

Rieck, David Robert
March 28, 1976 - June 3, 2017
Age 41 of Brooklyn Center.

Dobie, Diane Marie
June 25, 1962 - June 2, 2017
Age 54 of Bloomington.

Fritschel, Max Richard
May 21, 1926 - June 2, 2017
Age 91 of Rosemount, formerly of Minocqua, WI passed away peacefully on June 2, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was born in Milwaukee, WI, the son of Max C. Fritschel, Jr. and Mary G. (Griffith) Fritschel. Max grew up in Milwaukee and graduated from Shorewood High School in 1944.  Like many in his generation, he enlisted in the US Army Air Force (USAAF) and was trained as a top turret gunner on the Boeing B-29 superfortress bomber before the war ended. In 1951, he married Arlyne “Sandy” (Sandell) Fritschel and continued his education under the G.I. bill, completing a B.S. in Business Administration at Marquette University in 1952. In 1952, the Federal Bureau of Investigation was seeking to add to their ranks and Max was recruited to start what became a distinguished career in law enforcement. Trained in Quantico Virginia, his role as a Special Agent brought him to stops in Houston, Denver, New York City, and Chicago. Under J. Edgar Hoover’s direction, he worked criminal investigations that spanned bank robberies, interstate hijackings, kidnappings, and the pursuit of fugitives.  His 10 years in New York focused on the surveillance of the most notorious members of well-known mafia families of the 1960’s and 1970’s. Some notable events in his career occurred when he was assigned to help investigate the 1964 murders of civil rights workers in Mississippi and the 1973 occupation of the town of Wounded Knee, South Dakota. Max’s testimony at several trials helped lead the government case against high-profile criminal figures. Although his retirement from the FBI in 1977 was mandatory at age 55, he continued his law enforcement career by helping structure and organize the Illinois Bureau of Investigation as its Deputy Director. In 1981, Max and Sandy chose Minocqua as their retirement home, but Max wasn’t ready to focus only on golf. He joined the Minocqua Police Department as a somewhat over-qualified parking meter attendant, but also served as a mentor to younger officers and acted as a liaison on investigations that involved the State of Wisconsin or federal authorities. Max and Sandy enjoyed 35 years in Minocqua, creating many fond memories with their family on Lake Minocqua and at the Minocqua Country Club. Max was a long-time member of Calvary Lutheran Church and the American Legion. He was a devoted Green Bay Packer and Wisconsin Badger Football fan.  He loved to golf and socialize, enjoying an occasional cocktail with friends. Max is survived by Arlyne “Sandy”, his loving spouse of 65 years, his sister Anne (Forrest) Crone of Appleton, WI, daughter Linda (Tom) Reasoner of Lisle, IL, daughter Mary (Tim) Doerr of Montgomery, IL and son Jamie (Colleen) Fritschel of Inver Grove Heights, MN. Also surviving are eight grandchildren and seven great grand-children.  He was preceeded in death by his son Mark. At Max’s request, a private memorial service will be held.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Augustana Care directed to the Rosemount Senior Living campus (Augustanacare.org).  Max will have his final resting place in the Friends Quaker cemetery in McNabb, Illinois.

Mundwiler, Melissa Amy
August 9, 1944 - June 2, 2017
Age 72 of Maplewood.

Curley, Mary Magelen (nee Black)
October 2, 1928 - June 1, 2017
Age 88 of Rosemount passed away peacefully surrounded by family on June 1, 2017. She was a bright light and joyous spirit. She loved God, her family and friends, laughter and life. We will miss her warmth, her smile and her great love. Preceded in death by husband, Francis "Bud"; sons, Brian, Shawn, Casey; and grandson, Jacob Trebil. Survived by children, Patrick, Colleen (Paul) Trebil, Mary (John) Hamre, Barry (Colleen), Terry (Geno) Anderson, Napper (Denise), Shannon (Diane); 26 grandchildren; 28 great-grandc hildren; brother, John (Kay) Black; sister-in-law, Mary Ann Hayes; many relatives and friends. Celebration of Life 8:30am, Thursday June 8, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 13900 Biscayne Ave., Rosemount, MN. (Published in the Star Tribune on June 3, 2017)

Alston, Christine
December 23, 1960 - June 1, 2017
Age 56 of Minneapolis.

Cody, Jon Michael
November 2, 1957 - June 1, 2017
Age 59 of Minneapolis passed away unexpectedly at his home. Preceded in death by father, John "Jack" P. Cody. Survived by mother, Anita Acosta; children, Talaya Clark, Shawn Clark, Jason (Casey) Clark, Robin Kovarik, Tori Kovarik; grandchildren, Tyler Clark, Nevaeh Peterson, Stephanie Peterson, Nicole Peterson, Michael Clark; and many family and friends. Celebra-tion of Life 1-6 pm Saturday, July 1 at Cedar Inn, 4155 Cedar Ave S, Mpls. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred. (Published in the Star Tribune on June 17, 2017)

Kramer, Joseph Anton
February 3, 1954 - June 1, 2017
Age 63 of Duluth. Formerly of St. Paul. Memorial service 3PM, 6/16 at Unity Church - Unitarian, St. Paul. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred.
(Published in the Star Tribune on June 12, 2017).

Freeberg, Dwight Douglas
September 7, 1956 - June 1, 2017
Age 60 of Mounds View. Survived by wife Loreen Freeberg, daughters Megan (Walter) Rauen, Katlin Freeberg; step children Kristen (Matt) Peterson, Joseph (Jessica) Kueppers; siblings Gwen (Paul) Snaab, Gayle (John) Marcucci, Brian (Liz) Freeberg, Angel (Steve) Lauder, Amyl Freeberg, four grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Preceded by parents Don and Georgine Freeberg, brother Bruce and sister Debbie. Memorial service will be held from 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm with service starting at 6 pm Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 at the Mounds View Community Center, 5394 Edgewood Dr, Mounds View. (Published in the Star Tribune on June 10, 2017).

Martin, Daniel Lee
June 5, 1947 - May 31, 2017
Age 69 of Wayzata, died unexpectedly in his home in Wayzata, MN on May 31, 2017, 6 days shy of his 70th birthday. Dan was born in Nyack, NY, and grew up as a MK & PK in Cyprus, Beersheba (Israel), Minnesota, and Saskatchewan (Canada). Dan married Leigh Ann Spaulding in 1970 and served with the U.S. Armed Forces in Germany from 1971 through 1973. He was honorably discharged and was active in the Army Reserves for 22 years. Dan worked for the State of MN for 45 years. Dan was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin & Ruth Martin, son-in-law Jeff Robinson, and many aunts & uncles. He is survived by his daughter Sherri "Marti", son Jayme (Sarah), grandchildren Bradley, Lukas, Gabriella & Greyson, and siblings Keith (Jenny), Nathan (Diane), Shirley (Steve) Gader, & Darrell (Darlene), and many nieces, nephews, aunts, cousins & friends. A Memorial Services will be held at Hiawatha Church, 4155 41st Ave S, Minneapolis 55406 at 3pm on Monday, June 12. Dan will later be laid to rest with honors at Fort Snelling. In lieu of flowers, please consider mailing a check made out to D. Martin Grandchildren College Fund at the above address.
(Published in the Star Tribune on June 9, 2017)

Mudek, Michael Robert
August 23, 1958 - May 31, 2017
Age 58 of Minneapolis.

Kruger, Theodore John
July 25, 1977 - May 31, 2017
Age 39 of Minnetonka, lost his courageous 8 month battle with cancer on May 31, 2017. He was born July 25, 1977, the son of Russell Kruger and Ginny (née Abbott) Aldrich. He graduated from Edina High School in 1995. Ted loved sports; especially hockey, baseball, golf, and most recently enjoyed gardening. Ted is survived by his parents Russell (Kathy) of Minnetonka and Ginny (Tom) of The Villages, Fl; his siblings, Marcus (Jennifer) of Mandan, ND, Matthew of Shakopee, and Nicki (Kathrine) of St Paul. He is also survived by his very close friend, Molly Lee, of Minnetonka, grandparents Norman and Evelyn Kruger of Plainview, many nieces, aunts, uncles, and cousins. He is preceded in death by grandparents Robert and Patricia Abbott. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donations to: Our Lady of Peace Community Hospice, 2076 St Anthony Ave., St. Paul, MN 55104. (Published in the Star Tribune on June 3, 2017)

Cram, Calvin Charles
October 20, 1952 - May 30, 2017
Age 64 of St. Paul. Survived by his children, Janet, Shannon, and Robert; mother, Louise; brother, Ron and sister, Wanda. He was preceded in death by his father, Harold; brother, Arlan; and his grandparents. Memorial services will be held at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, 104 S. Snelling Ave, St. Paul on Thursday June 15 at 3:00 PM with visitation one hour prior to service. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred. Interment at OSL Church of Baxter, near Montevideo, MN. (Published in Pioneer Press June 4-11, 2017)

Nystrom, Winston Wallis
September 26, 1926 - May 30, 2017
Age 90 of Robbinsdale. Preceded in death by first wife of 49 years Geraldine and second wife Ruth. Survived by son Mark (Mary), daughter Nancy Merkel (Tom), brothers, Leroy (Louise), Wayne, sister Arlene Wills and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Special thanks to North Memorial Hospice and St. Therese New Hope nurses and staff. Memorial service Tuesday, June 13 at Elim Lutheran Church, 3978 West Broadway, Robbinsdale. Visitation at 10:00 am, service at 11:00 am, with luncheon to follow. Private interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. (Published in the Star Tribune on June 10, 2017).

Slavin, Dorothy Mae (nee Stitsel)
May 17, 1924 - May 30, 2017
Age 93 of Woodbury.

Powers, Patricia Louise
March 12, 1936 - May 29, 2017
Age 81 of Brooklyn Park. Passed away at her home in Brooklyn Park, MN. She is survived by her loving spouse, Laura Gaia, and siblings Marie (John) Braun, Betty (Mike) Morson, and Kathy Powers. She was preceded in death by her parents Antoinette and Leonard Powers, siblings Jim, Jerry and Nancy Powers. She earned a masters degree in math from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, and worked as both an elementary teacher and a high school math teacher for many years. She was one of the founders of Women Against Military Madness, which held their early meetings in Loretta's Tea Room, a restaurant that she owned with her sister Kathy. She was a social activist for much of her life, with a strong commitment to peace and justice. Pat was a kind and loyal friend who loved ritual, ceremony, and the Goddess. Her connection to the earth defined many of the paths she chose to follow, including being laid to rest in a green cemetery on a bed of flowers. She was much loved and will be dearly missed by her spouse and her community of friends and family. (Published in the Star Tribune on June 10, 2017).

Linnell, Claire Jane (nee Sundland)
December 8, 1936 - May 29, 2017
Age 80 of Burnsville. Clairewas a resident of Minnesota. Claire attended University Minnesota of Duluth. Celebration of life will be Saturday June 3rd 2017 at 3:00 PM with a visitation one-hour-prior at Dougherty Funeral Home 600 East 2nd St. Duluth MN. Interment following the celebration at Park Hill Cemetery 2500 Vermilion Rd. Duluth MN.

Sandmann, Larry Duane
July 28, 1953 - May 28, 2017
Age 63 of South Range, WI.

Fink, Stephen Michael
July 7, 1952 - May 28, 2017
Age 64 of Minneapolis.

James, Franklin Robert
September 17, 1965 - May 28, 2017
Age 51 of St. Paul suddenly and expectantly passed away at the family cabin on May 28, 2017. Preceded in death by his father, Robert Harvey James. He was a loving father and devoted husband. His children Bryanna (25), Jesse (21), Tyler (17) and Ashley (9); wife (Jodi); sister (Vickie) and mother (Geraldine) will miss him dearly. He was blessed to have so many friends from work and extended family that have provided support over the years. He adored his many nephews and nieces and found joy in the simple moments like playing Matchbox cars under the trees or just "goofing" off. He enjoyed the peace found at that cabin and all the aspects of being up north. If there can be a right place, he was there. Celebration of Life Service: Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church, 1669 Arcade St., St Paul, MN 55106 -- July 7, 2017: Visitation-3pm, Service-4:30pm, Supper-6pm. (Published in Pioneer Press on June 18, 2017)

Sorenson, Victor Herbert
December 15, 1929 - May 28, 2017
Age 87 of Shoreview.

Kollander, Marianne Beth (nee LeClair)
August 26, 1941 - May 28, 2017
Age 75 of Woodbury passed away at HealthEast Pillars Hospice Home from complications of colon cancer. Preceded in death by parents, John and LaVerne. Survived by husband, Ronald; daughters, Beth Coleman, Lisa (Chris) Reed; son, Sean; granddaughter, Lindsay Coleman; brother, Jack (Sandy); sister, Janet (Donald) Dahlstrom; many relatives and friends. Marianne enjoyed family, friends, reading, traveling, and shopping. The family thanks the Pillars Hospice for the care of Marianne. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Pillars Hospice, American Cancer Society, or donor's choice. Private interment at Roselawn Cemetery. (Published in Pioneer Press on June 4, 2017)

Naidyhorski Sr., Joseph John
December 1, 1924 - May 28, 2017
Age 92 of St. Paul.

Lovelace, Diana Marilyn (nee Fidlin)
July 12, 1944 - May 27, 2017
Age 72 of Olgivie.

Linz, James Gilbert
January 9, 1951 - May 27, 2017
Age 66 of Mora. Visitation will be on Sat., 6/3/17 from 3 – 7 P.M. at Dresser-Methven Funeral Home in Mora. Time of Sharing will be at 5PM. www.methvenfuneralhome.com (Published in Pioneer Press on June 2, 2017)

Lawrence, Rudy Lee
February 1, 1952 - May 26, 2017
Age 65 of Bloomington.

Malaske, Thomas Orin
June 26, 1947 - May 26, 2017
Age 69 of Blaine.

Bethel, Donald Edward
August 27, 1932 - May 26, 2017
Age 84 of Prescott, WI.

Snitcher, Robin Marie (nee Foreman)
April 14, 1951 - May 26, 2017
Age 66 of Farmington. Preceded in death by father Robert Foreman. Survived by husband Robert, daughter Sandy (Steve), grandchildren Justus, Chloe, mother Donna, sister Linda (John) brother Gordon (Sue), Howard (Allison) many other relatives and friends. Celebration of Life will be Saturday, June 10th 1-4pm at Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Parkway, Eagan, MN. (Published in Pioneer Press on June 4, 2017)

Moreno, Luisa Milagros
April 25, 1961 - May 26, 2017
Age 56 of West St. Paul.

McCluskey, Frederick William
September 8, 1944 - May 25, 2017
Age 72 of Elk River.

Ceminsky, Timothy Richard
March 6, 1965 - May 25, 2017
Age 52 of Apple Valley.

Lien, Judith Linda
March 7, 1948 - May 25, 2017
Age 69 of New Brighton.

Newberg, David Allan
March 19, 1947 - May 24, 2017
Age 70 of Inver Grove Heights.

Kapaun, Terrance Robert
April 25, 1969 - May 24, 2017
Age 48 of Minneapolis. Terry was taken suddenly to be in his forever home with Bippy and his mom. He is survived by his wife, Tricia; 4 children; grandson, Kayden; eldest grandchild of John and Bernice Sisson; many relatives and friends. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. He was our guitar hero. A private gathering will be held in his honor. (Published in Pioneer Press on June 4, 2017)

Carter, John Phillip
August 13, 1952 - May 24, 2017
Age 64 of Cannon Falls.

Faust, Rita Therese (nee Miller)
July 4, 1934 - May 24, 2017
Age 82 of Cumming, GA, passed away in Apple Valley.

Monroe, Jane Anne (nee Strayer)
December 29, 1947 - May 24, 2017
Age 69 of New Brighton, passed away on May 24, 2017 following a long illness. Jane was an exceptional woman, loved by all, who lit up any room she entered. Jane was born in Ironton, Ohio where she graduated from Ironton High School. Jane received her B.A. from Ohio University and then obtained a MBA from Xavier University. She spent a majority of her working career in Columbus, Ohio. Jane was an accomplished business person who spent over 30 years working for multinational conglomerates. Her work took her all over the world in a career that included corporate risk management, self-insurance for international corporations,executive training, outplacement and sales. Among her many achievements, Jane was the first woman to make a corporate presentation to Lloyd's of London while working at Columbus, Ohio based Borden, Inc. After moving to Minnesota, Jane became active in Rescue a Golden of Minnesota. With her husband, she raised, fostered and cared for many golden retrievers who had a better life because of her love for them. Jane and Jim first met in 1971, then found each other again in 1989. They were together for 27 years, married for 24 of them. Theirs was a relationship built on love, dedication and mutual respect. Jane was preceded in death by her parents, Maurice and "Bonnie" Strayer; and sister, Mary Jo Strayer. Survived by loving husband, Jim; her "bonus" children, daughter Melissa, grandchildren,Tylar and Braydan of Thornville, OH; Son Ric (Jennifer), grandchildren, Mason, Landon and Lucy of Cinncinnati, OH; daughter, Ashleigh of Columbus, OH; sisters-in- law, Margaret (Geraold) King; Cathy (Tony) Pello; nieces, Traci Bentine Richardson, Kristina Winowich and their families. Jim wants to thank the staff at Pillars Hospice for their wonderful care of Jane. Celebrations of her life will be scheduled for Minnesota and Columbus, Ohio at future dates. Jane will be interred at Woodland Cemetery in Van Wert, Ohio. Memorials in her honor are preferred to Pillars Hospice, 6025 Upper 35th Street N. Oakdale, MN 55128 and Rescue A Golden of Minnesota, 5800 Baker Road, Suite 120, Minnetonka, MN 55345. (Published in the Star Tribune on June 3, 2017)

Nuckols, Patricia Jean (nee Baker)
November 20, 1942 - May 23, 2017
Age 74 of Ellsworth, WI, passed away in St. Paul.

Neimeyer, Harry Talbot
May 25, 1939 - May 23, 2017
Age 77 of St. Paul. Harry Talbot Neimeyer passed away peacefully on May 23, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert "Harry" and Patricia (Shea) Neimeyer, and brother, Peter Neimeyer. Harry is survived by his sister, Julia (Richard) Moe; daughter, Sarah Neimeyer (Joseph Warren), sons, Slater (Cindy) Tai and Charlie (Jane) Neimeyer; five grandchildren, and former wife, Helene "Lenie" Smith. Born on May 25, 1939, Harry was raised in Duluth, Minnesota. He graduated from St. Paul Academy (1957), Amherst College (1961), and the University of Minnesota Law School (1964). Harry practiced law at Stringer & Rohleder in St. Paul for more than 40 years, and served as the mayor of Afton, Minnesota while living there in the early 1970s. Harry was an avid tennis and hockey player, who enjoyed long walks along the St. Croix and Mississippi Rivers. His lifelong loves were Duluth and Lake Superior, where he was happiest skipping stones and watching the ore boats. A celebration of Harry's life will be held on Saturday, June 17, from 1pm to 3pm at 317 on Rice Park (formerly the Minnesota Club) at 317 Washington Street, St. Paul, 55102. Valet provided. Harry's family wishes to thank those who cared for him at Rakhma during his last years. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Harry's honor to Rakhma Homes, 4953 Aldrich Ave. S., Minneapolis, 55419. (Published in Pioneer Press on May 31, 2017)

Kirckof, Geraldine Evelyn (nee Fearing)
December 2, 1934 - May 23, 2017
Age 82 of Prior Lake.

Brohaugh, Steven Vance
September 19, 1942 - May 23, 2017
Age 74 of Stacy. Preceded in death by parents Gustave and Eulalie and brother-in-law Paul Gellerman. Survived by wife of 46 years, Mary; brothers Christopher (Christine), Roy (Karen) and his Gellerman brothers and sisters-in-law, Tom (Tarin Holasek), Peggy Price, Joe (Cindy), Pete (Sarah), Rick, Patty (Bob) Dansill, Dave, Susie (Ben) Strothman, Michele Peck Gellerman and many nieces and nephews. Never complaining, Steve struggled for 2 years with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, but had a peaceful death. A special thank you to the staff of Fairview Lakes Palliative and Hospice Care. Your care and professionalism was a calming presence during a difficult time. Memorials preferred to IPF research at the U of M. Private family gathering at a later date. (Published in Pioneer Press on May 28, 2017)

Salzman, Scott Rodney
October 2, 1948 - May 22, 2017
Age 68 of Minneapolis.

Rush, Richard Lynn
April 25, 1949 - May 22, 2017
Age 68 of White Bear Lake. In memory of a loving husband, father and grandfather. Survived by wife, Denise; sons, Jesse and Aaron; daughter, Amber (Chris) Schiller; many relatives and friends. (Published in Pioneer Press on May 28, 2017)

Garza, Manuel
September 2, 1966 - May 22, 2017
Age 50 of St. Paul.

Pippin, William Thomas
February 6, 1958 - May 22, 2017
Age 59 of Minneapolis.

Galvan, Maria (nee Ortensia Cardenas)
October 26, 1934 - May 21, 2017
Age 82 of St. Paul.

Forbes, David Stanton
November 25, 1954 - May 21, 2017
Age 62 of Goodhue.

Skrivanek, Ursula Salomea (nee Adamus)
May 26, 1955 - May 20, 2017
Age 61 of West St. Paul.

Rugel-Romainville, Manuel Enrique
February 26, 1937 - May 19, 2017
Age 80 of St. Paul.

Pervo, Richard Ivan
May 11, 1942 - May 19, 2017
Age 75 of St. Paul.

Thompson, Katherine Anne (nee Treskon)
October 8, 1957 - May 19, 2017
Age 59 of Inver Grove Heights.

St. Mane, Bradley Eugene
July 14, 1943 - May 19, 2017
Age 73 of St. Paul. Brad was a man of indomitable spirit. Brad faced ALS with humor, grace and courage Always a twinkle in his eye, a song in his heart and a seven iron in his hand. He was well loved by Zoe, Brad Jr (grand-daughter Keaton, Kim and their families), Juan (Tusiime), Barry (Eve and family), Diana, all the North/Henry gang, his golfing buddies and the community of Lake Country School. Memorials to Lake Country School, 3755 Pleasant Ave S. Mps. MN 55409. Celebration of Life details to follow. (Published in the Star Tribune on May 20, 2017)

Hummell, David John
December 16, 1951 - May 18, 2017
Age 65 of St. Paul.

Schuneman, Kristin Ann (nee Rasmussen)
August 19, 1966 - May 17, 2017
Age 50 of Roseville. Preceded in death by mother, Barbara Rasmussen; and son, Johnathan. Survived by husband, Michael; children, Tim, Ben, Kelly, Josh, Kia, Kendra; grandchildren, Johnathan, Tyler, Juliette; father, Richard Rasmussen; brothers, Erik (Janelle), and Peter (Diann). Kris will be missed by family and friends here and at TI. Celebration of Life service will be held for Kris on Friday, May 26, at 11AM at Shepard of the Hills Lutheran Church, 3920 N Victoria St., Shoreview, MN. Visitation one hour prior at church. Private interment. Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers. (Published in Pioneer Press on May 21, 2017)

Murray, Stephen Thomas
September 8, 1956 - May 17, 2017
Age 60 of Minneapolis. Stephen graduated from Minneapolis Washburn High School, served in the U.S. Navy, and worked for many years as a surveyor in the Twin Cities area. Preceded in death by parents Paul C. Murray, Jr. and Susan Murray. Survived by brothers Paul C. Murray III (Meredith), Daniel Murray (Vikki), sisters Kathleen Schuft (Joey), Marilyn Murray, nieces, and nephews. Stephen will be interred at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. A memorial gathering TBD will be scheduled. Queries call Daniel Murray 952-221-2360. (Published in the Star Tribune on May 20, 2017)

Schmidt, Joan Catherine (nee Diedrich)
August 5, 1921 - May 17, 2017
Age 95 of North Oaks.

Golebiowski, Valeria (nee Habiak)
August 17, 1935 - May 16, 2017
Age 81 of Minneapolis. Preceded in death by parents, Stanislaw and Maria Habiak, husband, Andrzej and son, Jerry Stezewski. Born August 17th, 1935 in Poland. Survived by sons, Andrew (Brigid), Frank and Edward (Cary); plus many grandchildren & great-grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial 11 AM Monday, May 22nd, Holy Cross Catholic Church, 1621 University Ave NE, Mpls. Visitation 1 hr. before Mass at church. (Published in the Star Tribune on May 20, 2017)

Meissner, Raymond Allen
July 20, 1943 - May 16, 2017
Age 73 of Chisago City. Survived by wife, Darlene; sister, Sandy Nelson and her family; nephew, Will; goddaughter, Leeane Wood; and her family; other family and friends. Memorial service and lunch on Tuesday, May 23, at 1:45PM at Forest Lake American Legion, 355 W. Broadway Ave., Forest Lake, MN. Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Tuesday, May 23, at 12:15 PM, Assembly Area #2. (Published in the Star Tribune on May 19, 2017)

Perttu, Justin Joseph
May 6, 1991 - May 16, 2017
Age 26 of Apple Valley.

Lundeen, Mary Adele (nee Schroeder)
April 17, 1941 - May 16, 2017
Age 76 of Stacy. Passed away on May 16th, 2017 at her home in Stacy, MN. Survived by husband Donald; sons Robert and Roger. Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, June 3rd at 3:00 at Access Church in North Branch, MN. (Published in Pioneer Press on May 21, 2017)

Baudhuin, Robert Damon
August 8, 1969 - May 15, 2017
Age 47 of Minnetonka.

Doolin, Bobby Joe
March 29, 1964 - May 15, 2017
Age 53 of Faribault.

Schmidt, James Arthur
December 16, 1946 - May 15, 2017
Age 70 of St. Paul.

Horbal, Koryne Emily (nee Kaneski)
February 11, 1937 - May 15, 2017
Age 80 of Maplewood. Born 2/11/1937 in Minneapolis, succumbed to congestive heart failure and shed her mortal coil, on May 15, 2017 at Johanna Shores, Arden Hills. She was preceded in death by her parents Emma and Stan Kaneski; sisters Ruth and Jean; and her husband of 58 years, William O. Horbal. She is survived by; her son Steven Horbal (Mimi Taylor); daughter Lynn Horbal; foster son Chris Holland; grandchildren Marcus, Stephanie, and Bryce Horbal; her sister-of-the heart Rosemary Rocco; and her global sisterhood. The dual themes of Koryne's life were family and political activism for nearly six decades she inspired thousands of women, especially in Minnesota, to join the struggle for women's rights. She was but a young mother of two when, following the model set by her father's heroine, Eleanor Roosevelt, she experienced her first political victory saving a park beloved by neighborhood children. She served for nine years as DFL State Chairwoman, and in 1973 co-founded the DFL Feminist Caucus. She promoted feminist issues in the National Democratic Party and was appointed by President Carter as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. She was executive director of the Wonder Woman Foundation and founded a home for troubled youth. In 2008 Augsburg College awarded her an honorary doctorate and established a lecture series in her honor. Our thanks to all who were so incredibly supportive of Koryne over her life and especially as her health declined over the last years. Bouquets of gratitude to Care Free Cottages assisted living program, the Heartland Hospice team who carried all of us through many months, and the medical and care teams at Johanna Shores. In particular, we thank Dr. Jim Adams for his constancy and care. The memorial celebrating Koryne's life and honoring her spirit will be held Thursday, June 29, 2017, at 1:00 PM, Hoversten Chapel at her beloved Augsburg College. Koryne requested that memorials be directed to Koryne Horbal Lecture Series Augsburg College, WMCLive with Robin Morgan (Women's Media Center), or the ERA Minnesota Fund (c/o Women's Consortium). (Published in the Star Tribune on May 23, 2017)

Chaney Jr., Robert Leonard
December 24, 1928 - May 15, 2017
Age 88 of Roseville, passed away peacefully at home on May 15. Preceded in death by wife, Jean; sons, Robert and Michael. Survived by daughters, Karen and Lynn; son-in-law, Mark Hansen. Private services.

Clark, Adam Robert
October 21, 1970 - May 14, 2017
Age 46 of St. Louis Park.

Krieps, Larry Wilton
June 15, 1948 - May 14, 2017
Age 68 of Lino Lakes.

Berlt, Robert
December 18, 1951 - May 13, 2017
Age 65 of St. Paul.

Pierce, Nancy
July 6, 1955 - May 13, 2017
Age 61 of Minneapolis.

Glasby, Gregory Lee
September 8, 1950 - May 13, 2017
Age 66 of Plymouth.

Scheel, Patrick Fliess
June 26, 1987 - May 13, 2017
Age 29 of St. Paul.

Ridgeway, Paul Robert
December 29, 1948 - May 13, 2017
Age 68 of Plymouth.Minneapolis Special Events Expert turned Evangelist, Paul R. Ridgeway, Sr. had a favorite saying he shared with audiences, "God is planning something special for you---Eternal life!" On May 13, 2017, Ridgeway, 68, of Plymouth, died from open heart surgery complications, and his desire to live eternally with Jesus was realized. Ridgeway was recognized nationwide for his talents in special events, both in politics and sports. Most recently he was the host of a Christian talk radio program, "On the Way with Ridgeway" on 980AM. Paul Robert Ridgeway was born December 29, 1948, in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Dewey R. Ridgeway and Mabel (Stay) Ridgeway, eighth of eleven children. When his father suddenly passed away in 1955, Paul became a lifelong foster child to Paul and Edee Lundquist, who loved and cared for him. He is survived by his loving wife Rosalind (Roz), son Paul Jr. (Christina H.), and daughter Christina M., as well as his two granddaughters, Sophia and Isabel. A funeral is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday May 23 at Plymouth Covenant Church, 4300 Vicksburg Lane in Plymouth, with a Reviewal from 5-7 p.m. May 22 and 9-10 a.m. May 23. (Published in the Star Tribune on May 20, 2017)

Nguyen, Do H.
September 19, 1929 - May 12, 2017
Age 87 of Burnsville. Born Sept 19, 1929 in Vietnam, passed away May 12, 2017 in Burnsville, MN. His life's mission was to spread the word of God to all those whom he knew and came into contact with. He is survived by his wife, Hong; daughters, Didi & Hannah, and son, Dan and his wife; Eva Chen and daughter, Abigail. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, May 16th at Grace Church, Eden Prairie. Friends can visit 5-7 pm with a service at 6 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Grace Church Missions. (Published in the Star Tribune on May 14, 2017)

Moore, George Maguire
June 8, 1945 - May 12, 2017
Age 71 of St. Paul.

Freeberg, Victoria Rose (nee Holm)
November 19, 1955 - May 12, 2017
Age 61 of Princeton.

Gerboth, Wesley Owen
January 2, 1925 - May 12, 2017
Age 92 of Apple Valley. Visitation 10AM, memorial 11AM at Berean Church in Burnsville on May 24th. (Published in the Star Tribune on May 20, 2017)

DeYoung, Gordon "Gordy" Donald
November 28, 1929 - May 11, 2017
Age 87, of St. Paul went home to Jesus on May 11, 2017. Preceded in death by parents James & Johanna, siblings, Lawrence, Marvin & Ruth. Survived by loving wife of 64 years, Lucille; children, Jim (Jennifer), John (Ann), Bob (Joan), Julie (Jim) Sutmar; 11 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren; brothers Harold & Don, many nieces, nephews, and friends. Gordy was raised in Glen, MN & worked on his family's turkey farm. After serving in the Korean War, he returned home & married beautiful Lucille. Gordy retired from the St. Paul Ford Plant after 40 yrs. Gordy was a devoted family man who adored his grandchildren. He loved hunting, fishing & mechanics. To celebrate his life there will be a Memorial Service 11am, Tuesday May 16, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 700 Snelling Ave S, St Paul. Visitation 2 hours prior at 9am. Private interment at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. (Published in Pioneer Press on May 14, 2017)

McClure, Jeffrey Vance
February 22, 1951 - May 11, 2017
Age 66 of Lino Lakes.

Weber, Doris Lorraine (nee Christensen)
February 15, 1926 - May 10, 2017
Age 91 of Minneapolis, passed away peacefully on May 10. Preceded in death by husband, Robert; and brother, Leonard Christensen. Survived by brother, Hilman (Joan) Christensen; sister, Joyce (John) Marty; daughters Jeanne (Don) Leier, Barbara Dubuque, Laura Stemson, Teri Storlien, Michele (Ron) Lind, Nicole (Tom) LaFollette; 14 grandchildren; 9 great-grand children; many nieces and nephews Memorial Mass 10:30am, Thursday May 18, at St Charles Borromeo, 2739 NE Stinson Blvd, Mpls. Visitation 1 hour prior at 9:30am. Interment at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. (Published in the Star Tribune on May 11, 2017)

Steiner Sr., Robert Warren
April 6, 1950 - May 10, 2017
Age 67 of Champlin. Life member Chapter 62 VVA, member Osseo American Legion and Krause-Hartig VFW. Survived by wife of 46 years, Linda; son Rob of Jacksonville; and daughter Donna (Rei) of Minneapolis. Also brothers Richard & Peter of St. Paul; son-in-law Eric Rod; 6 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter. Preceded in death by parents William & Regina Steiner; brother Bill and daughter Angelique Rod. Visitation 9-10a.m. May 19, Service at 10a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 701 Fillmore Street N.E., Minneapolis. (Published in Pioneer Press on May 14, 2017)

Thomale, Linda Joy
January 30, 1951 - May 10, 2017
Age 66 of New Brighton.

Rogers, Gloria Ann (nee Mitchell)
October 23, 1956 - May 10, 2017
Age 60 of Mora.

Fischer, Curtis Sterling
February 14, 1942 - May 10, 2017
Age 75 of Brainerd.

Riley, Mathilda Mildred (nee Ormond)
May 12, 1940 - May 10, 2017
Age 76 of Northfield.

Arnett, Peggy Ann
August 3, 1930 - May 9, 2017
Age 86 of Wayzata.

Bradford, Roderick
October 14, 1963 - May 9, 2017
Age 53 of Minneapolis.

Moen, Marleina Ann
August 20, 1968 - May 9, 2017
Age 48 of St. Paul Park.

Hynes, Patricia Myrtle (nee Berry)
April 29, 1935 - May 9, 2017
Age 82 of Chisago City, MN, formerly of New Brighton, MN, died peace-fully in her sleep on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Ecumen Parmly LifePointes. Born April 29, 1935 in Mpls., MN. She is preceded in death by her parents, Russell and Myrtle Berry, her loving husband, Robert and niece, Debbie Koblitz. Patricia brought joy to everyone around her with her beautiful smile and sense of humor. She was a wonderful wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend. She enjoyed traveling, gardening, crafts, skiing, tennis and volunteering for many organizations. She was loved so much and will be greatly missed by everyone. Patricia is survived by sons, Michael, Clearwater, FL, Timothy (Michelle), Chisago City, MN, John, Duluth, MN; sister, Darlene Koblitz, West Milford NJ; brothers, Dennis Berry (Marti), Plymouth, MN, Randall Berry (Nancy), Fort Collins, CO; grandchildren, Kayla, Brian, Alissa, Connor, Ellyse and Henry; nieces, nephews, caregivers and friends.The family would like to express their gratitude to Patricia's caring family at Ecumen Parmly LifePointes of Chisago City, MN and at Davita Dialysis of Wyoming, MN. In honoring Patricia's wishes, a private Celebration of Life was held. (Published in the Star Tribune on May 20, 2017)

Revard, Nona Kristine (nee Thoen)
June 15, 1967 - May 9, 2017
Age 49 of Cokato.

Molnau, Wayne Karl
February 13, 1970 - May 8, 2017
Age 47 of Annandale.

Layer Jr., Thomas Allen
August 26, 1968 - May 8, 2017
"Big Tom" - "Gentle Giant" Age 48 of Waterville and Maplewood, MN Passed away peacefully on May 8, 2017. Survived by son, Jake; fiancée, Tanya Kruesel; parents, Thomas Sr. and Stephanie (nee, Moeller); sisters, Antoinette Shelafoe, Paris Burns; 1 niece; 2 nephews; 1 great-nephew; 2 great-nieces; uncles; aunts; many cousins; and many, many friends. Preceded in death by grandparents, Edward and Evelyn Moeller, William and Sarah Layer; 2 uncles, Robert and Leonard; 2 cousins, Charlie and Dorreen. We hope heaven is ready for an extra helping hand full of laughter, tons of jokes, and his big smile. Tom was always a kind and loving soul and he will be greatly missed by all. Private family service will be at a later date. Special thank you to the doctors and staff at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, to St. Therese of Woodbury, and St. Croix Hospice for their kindness and great care of Tom. (Published in the Pioneer Press on May 14, 2017)

Van Voorhis, Kayla Jean
July 5, 1994 - May 8, 2017
Age 22 of Dunedin, FL, passed away in Minneapolis.

Mitchell, Lawrence Robert
February 27, 1930 - May 7, 2017
Age 87 of Chanhassen.

Coleman, Edward Leroy
September 23, 1945 - May 7, 2017
Age 71 of Anoka.

Pinke, Deborah Ann (nee Atwood)
June 19, 1949 - May 6, 2017
Age 67 of Medina.

Carr, Lois "Nana" Agnes (nee O'Donnell)
March 27, 1922 - May 6, 2017
Age 95 of Burnsville, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loved ones on Saturday, May 6, 2017. Preceded in death by her parents Gerald & Evelyn, daughter-in-law Judy Carr, grandson Gary Carr JR, and the love of her life Norman Kozberg. Survived by her son Gary Carr, grandchildren Rory (Laurie) Carr, Stacy (Nick) Ringstad, 12 great-grand children, 9 great-great grand children, and many relatives and friends. She will be deeply missed by all and her wonderful stories will live on. A celebration of he life will be on Saturday, May 13th 2017 at Graham Place, 1745 Graham Ave, St Paul, MN 55116 Visitation from 12pm-1:30pm followed by memorial and reception. (Published in the Star Tribune on May 11, 2017)

Swanson, Randall Gene
August 22, 1953 - May 5, 2017
Age 63 of East Bethel.

Wright, June Margaret (nee Olson)
June 15, 1933 - May 5, 2017
Age 83 of Aitkin.

Pollari, Kevin Michael
March 30, 1962 - May 4, 2017
Age 55 of Vadnais Heights. Died peacefully on May 4, 2017 after 7 years with ALS. His final words were, "It's all good." Kevin was a construction contractor, visionary entrepreneur, avid researcher, and co-author of the book, "A Seeker's Harvest". Inspired by authentic courage, hope and determination, he loved his boys, eagles, nature, family, friends, and Jesus Christ. Preceded in death by father, Charles (Dick) Pollari; sisters, Anne Keeler and Jan Bong, all from ALS. Survived by loving sons, Jeffrey Charles and Joseph James, and their mother, Andrea (Copeland) Pollari. Also survived by his soulmate, Leslie Hitchcock; mother, Lois Pollari and siblings, Keith (Linda) Pollari, Lynn (Steve) Koll, and Lora (Matt) Pollari-Welbes, and several nephews and nieces. Celebration of Life on Sunday, May 21st at Spirit United Church, 701 Lexington Parkway N, St. Paul, 55104. Visitation starting at 1:30 pm, Service 3 pm, Reception following. Memorials to his boys, ALS MN, or FMSC. (Published in the Pioneer Press on May 14, 2017)

Haworth, Judith Ann
April 1, 1955 - May 4, 2017
Age 62 of Bayport.

Atcheson, Faith Lynn
May 12, 2003 - May 4, 2017
Age 13 of New Brighton.

Anderson, Cheryl Marie (nee Hopp)
March 22, 1960 - May 4, 2017
Age 57 of Isanti. Celebration of Life planned for Saturday 5/13/17 from 4pm to 8pm at Isanti Community Center, 208 1/2 First Avenue NW, Isanti, MN 55040. (Published in the Star Tribune on May 6, 2017)

Nelson, John Prescott
January 2, 1947 - May 4, 2017
Age 70 of Minneapolis, passed away peacefully May 4, 2017 surrounded by family and loved ones. John will be missed by wife Becky, step-daughter Cari, several nieces, nephews and friends. John retired as Senior Master Sgt US Air Force after 28 years. He was a Life Member of The American Legion. A Celebration of Life for John will be held May 27, 2017, at The Eagles Club, 2507 East 25th St, Minneapolis. Social 1:00-1:45, Ceremony 1:45- 2:15, reception to follow. Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers. (Published in the Star Tribune on May 20, 2017)

Sandeen, John Arthur
December 21, 1941 - May 3, 2017
Age 75 of Cambridge.

Beauchamp, Judith Cathrine (nee Klink)
August 5, 1950 - May 3, 2017
Age 66 of Wyoming.

Cool, Delores Marie (nee Bross)
June 18, 1944 - May 3, 2017
Age 72 of Lino Lakes passed away peacefully to her forever home on May 3, 2017. Preceded in death by her soulmate, Larry. Delores is survived by her brothers Larry (Mary) Bross and David (Geri) Bross; her children Greg (Ronda) Cool, Nanette (Jerry) Cool Wikstrom, Natalie (Rob) Cool-LaMotte, Glenn Cool, and Nadine Cool; and her 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Her celebration of life will be held at Coon Rapids American Legion on Sunday, May 7, 2017 from 1-5 PM. (Published in the Star Tribune on May 6, 2017)

Belmonte, Lucille Marie (nee Booth)
August 21, 1917 - May 3, 2017
Age 99 of St. Paul. Passed away peacefully surrounded by family on May 3, 2017. Preceded in death by husband, Joseph; parents, Frank and Edna Booth; sister, Bernice Heisick; three infant brothers; great-granddaughter; Emily Sherman; great-great grandson, Little Ron Gillenbach; and son-in-law, Melvin Tretsven. Survived by loving family, sister, Leah Drake; children, Jean Tretsven, Joe (Ruth), Phyllis Anderson, Paul, Mary Fuller; 9 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 4 great-greatgrand children; many relatives and friends. Visitation on Friday, May 12, at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 285 N. Dale St., from 4-7PM. Memorial Service on Saturday, May 13, at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, at 11AM with visitation one hour prior. Interment at Elmhurst Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to the church. (Published in the Pioneer Press on May 11, 2017)

Jackson, Eddie Wynn
December 18, 1941 - May 2, 2017
Age 75 of Brooklyn Park. Funeral service Friday, May 12 at 12:00 P.M., with visitation 1 hour prior, at True Vine Missionary Baptist Church, 2639 Thomas Ave. N, Minneapolis. Private interment.

Wakefield, Wallace P. "Wally"
June 30, 1930 - May 2, 2017
Age 86 of Woodbury. Lifelong East-Sider Born June 30, 1930. Died at home May 2, 2017. Preceded in death by best friend and wife of 55 years, Donna; parents, Ralph & Margaret and sister; Marjory Christenson. Survived by children, Peter (Valerie Loichot), Beth (Jode Fritz), Bonnie, Laura (Randy Kovars), & Lynn (Steve) Hennen; grandchildren, Daniel Paladie, Alanna & Bailey Hennen, Virginia & Carl Fritz, Zoë & Nathan Wakefield; brother, Richard; brother-in-law, Roger; nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and close friends. Wally worked as an elementary school teacher for 29 years in the St. Paul Public Schools. Additional positions throughout his career included pro-shop attendant at 3M Club's Tartan Park Golf Course, press box announcer with the MN North Stars, and as Sports Editor with the Lillie Suburban News. He was active in professional organizations and the community throughout his life. Wally served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War as a forward observer in the 90th Field Artillery Battalion. He is a member of the American Legion and the VFW. As an avid lifetime member of the St. Paul Ski Club, Wally was proud to be a member of the club's Hall of Fame. He was also a member of the American Masters Ski Jumping Hall of Fame, and served as chair of its Selection Committee. Wally was named to the Johnson High School Hall of Fame in 2007. He was honored in 1994 as Mr. Golf by the Diehard Golf Tournament. Wally took pride in supporting those less fortunate. Some of his favorite charities include: the St. Paul Ski Club's Promising Skier Fund, the Confidence Learning Center (Brainerd); Our Lady of Peace Hospice Center (St. Paul); St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (Memphis); Wishes and More (St. Paul) and the MS Society. He volunteered for the Tapemark Charity Pro Am Golf Tournament which raises funds for the intellectually challenged. Wally was an enthusiastic supporter of high school prep sports, American Legion Baseball, and the North St. Paul Legion 39ers. In 2016 he was honored to receive the MSHSL Outstanding Media Services Award. In his leisure, Wally enjoyed working with oil paints and took pride in producing landscapes to adorn the walls of his home and those of his friends and family. Other leisure activities included travel, playing cards with dear friends, reading, cross-word puzzles, watching sports and writing books and publishing the Red Rocker newsletter. In his death, Wally continues to give to others. He generously became a tissue donor to the Rocky Mountain MS Center. He will forever be remembered for his wit, courage, and loyal friendship. Special thanks are extended to the staff at Red Rock Sr. Living in Woodbury for their extraordinary care and compassion. In lieu of flowers, donations to any of the charities mentioned above, or a charitable organization of your choosing, will be appreciated. Celebration of Life to be held Sunday, May 14, 2017 at the American Legion Post 39, 2678 7th Ave. E., North St. Paul, 55109 2:00-6:00 p.m. Remembrances at 3:00 p.m. Celebration to be followed by special memorial at the Saint Paul Ski Club's Carver's Lake facility at 7:00 p.m. (Published in the Pioneer Press on May 7, 2017)

Schopf, Imogene "Em" Vivian (nee Erie)
January 13, 1925 - May 2, 2017
Age 92 of Minneapolis. Preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters. Survived by loving husband Walter, of 73 years; devoted son Jeffrey and wife Sherry; adored grandson, Jeffrey Jr. and loving nieces and nephews, many relatives and friends. Memorial Service, May 25th, 11am, Visitation 10am at Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church, 1509 NE 27th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55418. A private inurnment will be held at a later date. (Published in the Star Tribune on May 20, 2017)

Krueger, Katherine Ann (nee Foss)
August 20, 1945 - May 2, 2017
Age 71 of Buffalo.

Watton, Ronald Jean
October 3, 1934 - May 2, 2017
Age 82 of Circle Pines.

Hodgson, Michele Maria (nee Fatze)
September 28, 1954 - May 2, 2017
Age 62 of Maplewood. The beloved wife of Thomas Alan Hodgson, she is preceded in death by parents Mildred (Groth) Fatze and Christian Fatze. Born Sept. 28, 1954, in St. Paul, Michele was a graduate of Minneapolis North High, College of St. Thomas (magna cum laude), and Radcliffe College Publishing. Michele spent 16 years at MSP Communi - cations, as an assistant, associate and then managing editor of Mpls. St.Paul Magazine. She left in 2001 to begin a new career in book editing, and served as an adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas' School of Journalism. As a hospice volunteer for Allina, Michele created wonderful family histories and memoirs for her patients. She volunteered for the Inland Lake Yachting Association, editing The History of the Inland Lake Yachting Association, for which she was honored as 1998 Member of the Year. Michele will be remembered as one who gave with no thought of reward, as a strong woman whose ability to care, inspire and love knew no limits. Celebration of life, May 17 from 4-8 p.m., service at 6 p.m., Harriet Island Pavilion, 200 Dr. Justus O'Hage Blvd., St. Paul, MN. Private interment, Old Frontenac, MN. Memorials are preferred to Allina Hospice and Home Care, gofundme.com/support-for-tom-and-michele, Hodgson Swimming Family Endowment Fund at the University of St. Thomas or the Inland Lake Yachting Association Youth Development program. (Published in the Pioneer Press & Star Tribune on May 7, 2017)

Hopstaken, Carol Ann (nee Follick)
September 15, 1940 - May 1, 2017
Age 76 of St. Louis Park.

Michlin, Michelle Madre
September 17, 1967 - May 1, 2017
Age 49 of Anoka.

Johnson, Glen Robert
March 11, 1959 - April 30, 2017
Age 58 of Fairhaven.

Ertle, Barbara Ann (nee Roepke)
June 18, 1935 - April 30, 2017
Age 81 of Stillwater, passed away April 30, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Barb was a lifelong Stillwater area resident, Twins fan, hair dresser, factory worker, & school bus aid. Involved in VFW Ladies Aux., St. Paul Luth. Church, & many local activities. Preceded in death by parents Alfred & Dorothy; siblings Bud, Lorraine, Geri; husband John Ertle; daughter Lisa Neaton. Survived by children Jeff (Kathy), Jim, Scott (Sam), Angi (Pete); grandchildren Josh (Angel), Melinda (Ryan), Tanya (Tony), Jacob; great grandchildren Abbigail, Olivia, Anniston; & many friends. Services Saturday May 6, St. Paul Lutheran, Stillwater, MN. Visitation 10:30AM, service 12Noon. (Published in the Pioneer Press on May 4, 2017)

Polski, Monica Ann (nee Toner)
April 18, 1928 - April 30, 2017
Age 89 of Woodbury. Born in Graceville, Minnesota. Died peacefully at Woodwinds Hospital, Woodbury. Preceded in death by husband, Robert J. Polski, Sr.; daughter, Nancy Coan; parents, John and Angeline; sisters, Marie A. (Toner) Crea, Patricia E. (Toner) DeMars, Catherine M. (Toner) Burrill, brothers John F. Toner, Francis J. Toner, Luke M. Toner and Michael H. Toner.  Survived by sons, Robert J. Polski, Jr. (Patty), John J. (Terri) Polski; grandchildren, Joseph Polski (Jennifer), Lauren Polski, Mike Schlottman (Tina), Jeremy Mehlhorn (Lori), Sara Meyer (Jed), Kevin Coan (Sue Ann), Carrie Coan (D Lenny), Christopher Coan; many great-grandchildren; and many friends. Monica will be remembered for her light heart and wonderful sense of humor. She was truly one of kind! Thursday, May 4, 2017, St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 1079 Summit Ave., St. Paul. Visitation - 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.. Mass - 10:30 a.m.. Luncheon - 12:00 p.m. at Mancini’s Restaurant, 531 W. 7 th St., St. Paul for family and friends. Private Interment - 2:15 p.m., Ft. Snelling Cemetery. (Published in the Pioneer Press on May 3, 2017)

Baier, Julie Anne (Parenteau)
February 22, 1947 - April 29, 2017
Age 70 of Hugo. Peacefully went to be with Jesus with her children at her side. We know the gates of Heaven flew open upon her arrival. Survived by son, David; daughter, Hope; treasured son-in-law, Ian; and adored grandchildren, Avery, Elayna, Jayden, Ethan, Jameson, and many family and friends. Services to be held Friday May 12th at Eaglebrook Church White Bear. 11am visitation, 12pm service. Luncheon to follow at Hugo Legion. (Published in the Pioneer Press on May 7, 2017)

White, Mary Lou
October 12, 1916 - April 29, 2017
Age 100 of Roseville.

Spadafora, Anthony Angelo
November 28, 1950 - April 29, 2017
Age 66 of Eden Prairie.

Boylan, James Robert
August 2, 1944 - April 29, 2017
Age 72 of Excelsior.

Hass, Donna Lea (nee Putz)
July 11, 1968 - April 29, 2017
Age 48 of Zimmerman.

Walters, Juliet Lauren
December 3, 1967 - April 28, 2017
Age 49 of St. Paul. Preceded in death by her mother, Mary Walters. Survived by father John Walters, loving children Katherine and Julian, Julian's father Tom Williams, sisters Kathy, Jackie, Terri and Jeanne, brother John, nieces and nephews. Juliet was a lover of animals, music, food, and fun, and will be sorely missed and fondly remembered by all who knew her.
(Published in the Star Tribune on May 6, 2017)

Lee, Daniel Allan
June 3, 1958 - April 28, 2017
Age 58 of Northfield.

McDaniel, William Roy
March 25, 1928 - April 27, 2017
Age 89 of Independence, MO, passed away in North Oaks. Interment at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery.

Gipson, Steven
September 12, 1966 - April 27, 2017
Age 50 of St. Paul.

Boyle, John Harvey
March 30, 1962 - April 27, 2017
Age 54 of Minneapolis.

Wiome, Mathias Gary
October 20, 1942 - April 27, 2017
Age 74 of Brooklyn Park. Preceded in death by parents Mildred and Mathias. Lovingly missed by beloved wife of 52 years Marlene, children Christopher (Karen), Melissa, grandchildren Zachary and Alexis, sister Diane Topness (Marvin), many close friends and relatives, and two adoring dogs (Jimmy Lincoln and Jackson). Gary was blessed with the kind of life you might see in a movie and huff "that's too good to be true." A Vice President at Bell Bank, Gary viewed his colleagues as friends and family, having worked with many for over forty years and mentoring countless others with wisdom and kindness. But the heart of Gary's life was his close family. They ran as a pack. Gary never missed a family event, a game or a chance to celebrate. Gary knew how to laugh, play, and live large. So it makes sense that when not working or attending events, Gary whisked his family around the world. Gary grew up traveling, and it proved one of his life's defining passions. Name a place - he's been there, frequently, and with his family. An explorer to his core, he spent his last days finalizing plans and saying good-byes, as if preparing to embark on one last grand adventure. And so with great love and gratitude, we bid au revoir to a life extremely well lived. Funeral service 11:00 AM Wednesday, May 10, with visitation one hour prior to service at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 9100 93rd Ave North Brooklyn Park, MN 55445. (Published in the Star Tribune on Apr. 29, 2017)

Sakayan, Melinda M. (nee Murphy)
November 13, 1939 - April 26, 2017
Age 77 of Plymouth, passed away peacefully on April 26. Preceded in death by parents, Ed and Leone Murphy; sister, Joan Salmen; and nephew, Timothy Ace. Survived by husband of 55 years, George; children, Pamela and Amy (Dave Prochaska); grandchildren, Jason and Mara; sister Judy (Norris) Ace; and brother-in- law, Don Salmen; cousin Tom Cochrane and many nieces, nephews and other family and friends. She was a smart, kind, caring, funny and wonderfully loving person. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Memorial Service will be from 11-12 PM on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Wayzata Community Church, 125 Wayzata Blvd E, Wayzata, MN 55391. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Friends of the Hennepin County Library, supporthclib.org or your local animal shelter. (Published in the Star Tribune on Apr. 29, 2017)

Shandley, Kimberly Ellen (nee Groesbeck)
January 27, 1957 - April 26, 2017
Age 60 of Excelsior. A memorial service will be held at the Chanhassen American Legion on Sunday, May 7th at 4pm, 290 Lake Drive E., Chanhassen MN 55317. (Published in the Star Tribune on May 7, 2017)

Detert, Edward Michael
September 19, 1966 - April 26, 2017
Age 50 of New Richmond, WI.

Zalabsky, Corrine Ellen
February 14, 1954 - April 26, 2017
Age of Minneapolis.

Dumas, Lena Bell (nee Rodgers)
February 14, 1954 - April 26, 2017
Age 70 of Jonesboro, AR. Funeral service Friday, May 19, at 12:00 P.M., with visitation 1 hour prior, at Community Covenant Church, 91 Humboldt Ave. N, Minneapolis. Interment to follow at Sunset Cemetery in St. Anthony.

Roemhild, Maurice David
September 22, 1985 - April 25, 2017
Age 31 of Coon Rapids, passed away April 25th, 2017. Survived by son Oliver; mother Carol, sister Veronica, soul brother Dave, Sue, Royal and Tori and many friends. Celebration of Life at Coon Rapids VFW Friday April 28, 2017, 1 PM. Memorials to maternal family preferred. (Published in the Star Tribune on Apr. 27, 2017)

De Ment, Neaville Laventon
October 15, 1929 - April 25, 2017
Age 87 of Brooklyn Park.

Bryskman, Tetiana (nee Karmelchuk)
October 14, 1968 - April 25, 2017
Age 48 of Inver Grove Heights.

Bettermann, Gene Clarence
January 1, 1939 - April 25, 2017
Age 78 of Eagan. Preceded in death by parents, Lillian & Clarence; son, Blaine. Surviving children: Spencer, Serena (Chris Colbert), Stephanie. Memorial Service at Christ Lutheran Church in Eagan on Saturday, April 29 at 11 AM. (Published in the Star Tribune on Apr. 26, 2017)

Jones, Holly Marie (nee Dahlberg)
December 23, 1960 - April 24, 2017
Age 56 of St. Francis.

Lance, Jeffrey John
November 29, 1963 - April 24, 2017
Age 53 of Fridley.

Zhang, Jianhua
November 25, 1953 - April 24, 2017
Age 63 of Minneapolis.

Hall, Janet (nee Searing)
August 27, 1924 - April 23, 2017
Age 92 of Eagan, died in her sleep on April 23, 2017. Survived by her son Jeff (Diana) Hall, grandchildren Nick (Amy) Hall, Amanda (Curt) Wright, and great-grandchildren William and Emmeline Hall. Preceded in death by her husband, David W. Hall, son David L. Hall, sister Marjorie, and her parents. Janet brought joy and happiness through her wonderful cooking, kind heart, wise words and gentle laugh. "Janny" will be greatly missed and never forgotten. Private services will be held at a later date. (Published in Pioneer Press on Apr. 26, 2017)

Wacholz, Bradley Duane
March 23, 1956 - April 22, 2017
Age 61 of Scandia.

Patsy, David Guy
September 10, 1946 - April 22, 2017
Age 70 of White Bear Lake.

Lier, Joanna "Jodi" Pryor (nee Castleman)
March 20, 1950 - April 22, 2017
Age 67 of Roseville, passed away peacefully at home on April 22, 2017 surrounded by love of family. Her courage and brave smile never wav-ered over her 3 year battle with stage 4 lung cancer. Jodi was born on March 20, 1950 in Honolulu, HI to parents David and Evelyn Castleman (McDaniel). She lost both parents by age 8, and was raised in NJ by her late Aunt and Uncle; George and Doris McDaniel. She attended W Nottingham Academy from age 13-18, active in drama, athletics and leadership. From 76-86 she was a key member of the N Plainfield, NJ Junior Women's Club, dedicated to community improvement and volunteer service. Jodi spent the last 30 years in MN raising her kids and working as a Human Resource professional for Freelance, Asian Foods and SF Planet. She had a huge loving heart and touched the lives of so many. She was honest, hard working and had a great sense of humor. Family was the center of Jodi's life. She loved her garden, beaches, bonfires, sunsets and travel but mostly good conversation. She will be in our hearts forever. Jodi is survived by her children; David Lier (Nicole), Karen Tonnis (Bryon), Trevis Gardner (Candice), 5 grandchildren; Paige and Adelynn Lier, Liam Tonnis, Libby and Bekkah Gardner, sister Evelyn Blue Castleman, and loving partner of 18 years, Edward Zepeda. Join us for a Celebration of Life in her honor on Monday, May 8th at Long Lake Regional Park (1500 Old Hwy 8, New Brighton) under the pavilion 4:30-8pm. (Memorial Service 5:30-6, food and libations to follow) In lieu of flowers, donations to nonprofit MN State Fair can be sent to 1265 Snelling Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108 for "Jodi Lier Memorial Bench" (must put in check memo). (Published in the Star Tribune on Apr. 26, 2017)

Ulrich, Richard Edmund
December 13, 1942 - April 21, 2017
Age 74 of Blaine.

Blake, Julee Denise
September 15, 1950 - April 21, 2017
Age 66 of Lauderdale.

Randazza, Barbara Jean (nee Blanchard)
May 12, 1959 - April 20, 2017
Age 57 of St. Paul.

DeCoteau, Julia Rose (nee Desjarlais)
August 21, 1955 - April 20, 2017
Age 61 of Minneapolis.

Rachel, Joel John
May 27, 1952 - April 20, 2017
Age 64 of Hopkins.

Havemeier, Stephanie Ann (nee Skodis)
July 5, 1969 - April 19, 2017
Age 47 of Apple Valley. Passed away unexpectedly in her Apple Valley home on April 19, 2017, at the age of 47 years. She was preceded in death by her mom Martha Skodis, and dad George Skodis. Survived by beloved daughter Anna Lee Havemeier, sister Shannon Schmitz and her children Lucas and Martha, half-sister Brenda Viel and family, and many other family and friends. A celebration of her life will be held on Sunday, April 30, at the Holiday Inn in Lakeville, MN, from 12-4pm with a service beginning at 1pm. (Published in the Star Tribune on Apr. 24, 2017)

Cooper, Terry
July 30, 1966 - April 18, 2017
Age 50 of Brooklyn Park.

Heille, Charles Louie
May 24, 1929 - April 18, 2017
Age 87 of Anoka.

Hall, Adam Patrick
July 2, 1984- April 17, 2017
Age 32 of Eden Prairie.

Smith, Dorothy Elizabeth (nee Cadieux)
July 19, 1923 - April 17, 2017
Age 93 of Reading, MA, passed away in St. Paul.

Stout, William Gene
December 14, 1935 - April 16, 2017
Age 81 of Lakeville.

Goedeke, Laura Michelle
May 15, 1993 - April 15, 2017
Age 23 of Forest Lake.

Bowden, Frank Joseph
July 13, 1951 - April 15, 2017
Age 65 of St. Paul.

Morrissette, Linda Marie (nee Lane)
November 20, 1946 - April 15, 2017
Age 70 of Ramsey, MN, formerly of Boston, MA, passed away peacefully on April 15, 2017. Survived by mother, Doris; sons, Michael and Joel (Marla); daughter, Lisa (John); father of her children and lifelong friend, Wallace; grandson, Jacob; siblings, Carol (Rick), Susan (Russ), James (Ellie), Steven, and Kevin; and many nieces, nephews and friends. In keeping with her wishes, there will be no funeral service. A Celebration of Life gathering will be held at a later date. Special thanks and memorials to Allina Health Hospice Foundation for the benefit of J.A. Wedum Residential Hospice in Brooklyn Park, MN. (Published in the Star Tribune on Apr. 20, 2017)

Kniefel, Cheryl Denise
January 29, 1961 - April 15, 2017
Age 56 of Farmington. Born January 29, 1961 in Owatonna, MN, died April 15, 2017 in Farmington, MN. Preceded in death by her parents, Bernice Senart & Harlan Kniefel. Survived by her two children, Bobby Jo kniefel and Joshua Brisse; her two grandchildren, Kayli and Christopher; 6 brothers and many nieces and nephews and many friends Please join us in celebrating her life on April 29 at Presbyterian Homes in Inver Grove Heights, 6307 Burnham Circle from 2 to 5 p.m., Farmington, MN. (Published in the Star Tribune on Apr. 22, 2017)

Lopez, Rosemary
July 2, 1944 - April 15, 2017
Age 72 of Woodbury.

Steffen Jr., Roger William
January 9, 1947 - April 13, 2017
Age 70 of Blaine.

Kapler, Rebecca Ann
November 29, 1974 - April 14, 2017
Age 42 of Rochester.

Anderson, Theodore Merrill
November 11, 1941 - April 13, 2017
Age 75 of Minneapolis. Preceded in death by father, J. Merrill; mother, Lorraine; brother, Terry. Survived by former spouse and current friend, Mary Lynn; children, Shane (Brenda), Rebecca (Kevin Williams); grandchildren, Gabriel, Grace, Jayden; siblings, Arlene (Rex) Holzemer, James (Diane); nephews, Adam and Aaron Holzmer; niece, Rachel Walch; many relatives and friends. Memorial Service on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Incarnation Church, 3817 Pleasant Ave, Mpls, MN 55409. Visitation begins at 10:30 a.m., service to follow at 11:30 a.m.
(Published in the Star Tribune on Apr. 25, 2017)

Gabrielson, David Brian
December 29, 1962 - April 13, 2017
Age 54 of St. Paul.

Wilson, Marvin Ray
January 15, 1939 - April 13, 2017
Age 78 of Bloomington. Survived by wife, Marie of 53 years; children; son, Steven (Staci) Wilson; daughters, Sharon (Patrick) O'Brien, Beth (DuWayne) Stuedemann; 10 grandchildren; 4 great-grand children. Memorial service Friday, April 28 at 7:30 pm at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 3211 West 108th St., Bloomington, MN 55431 In lieu of flowers, memorials can be given to Cancer Research. (Published in the Star Tribune on Apr. 22, 2017)

Shonbom, Sigrid Gudrun (nee Traenkle)
December 30, 1940 - April 13, 2017
Age 76 of Amboy.

Archuleta, Javier Gerald
April 7, 1970 - April 12, 2017
Age 83 of St. Paul.

Easbey, Charles James
September 24, 1933 - April 12, 2017
Age 83 of Stillwater.

Calabrese, Dorothy "Dorthea" Mae (nee Brick)
October 12, 1934 - April 12, 2017
Age 82 of Minneapolis. Born in Hibbing, Minnesota. Died peacefully at her home in Minneapolis, Minnesota on April 12, 2017. Preceded in death by her parents, Frank & Julia Brick, sisters Ruth Gustafson & Frances Borbiconi, husband James Calabrese, and life partner William Bowell Sr. Survived by daughter Jaime Calabrese, son Jason Calabrese, two brothers in law, one sister in law, nieces, nephews and many lifelong friends. Lover of antiques, art, fashion, music, sports, but most of all life. Dorothy will be remembered for her wonderful sense of humor and ever present smile. She was truly one of kind! A private interment will be held at Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis. A celebration of Dorothy's life will be held in May for family and friends. (Published in the Star Tribune on Apr. 22, 2017)

Moe, Donald Edward
May 21, 1934 - April 12, 2017
Age 82 of Oakdale, passed away on April 12, 2017, after a brief battle with cancer. He was a beloved husband, father, and grandfather. He is preceded in death by parents Helen and Edwin Moe; brother Ronald, sisters Shirley (Zrust) and Jeradine (Rodenkirchen); and step-son John Webber. Survived by wife Christine; children Cheri (Scott) Howe, Linda Farnell, Don (Chris) Moe, Pam (Dave) Mills, and Doug (Anna) Anderson; step-children Cyndi (Tom) Cullen, Deborah (Steve) Werle, and Patti (Gary) Diamond; (23) grandchildren and step-grandchildren. Also 5 step-great grandchildren. Donald was a friend of Bill W. for more than 37 years, and was a mentor to many. Memorial service to be planned for early May. Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers. (Published in Pioneer Press on Apr. 16, 2017)

Fritsche, Lester Alfred
June 30, 1927 - April 12, 2017
Age 89 of Rogers. He is preceded in death by his wife Jean; parents, Alfred and Edna; and brother, Stanley. He is survived by his children, Leslie and Daniel; daughter-in-law, Lori; granddaughter, Kira; sister, Alice Delaney; and many nieces and nephews. Lester was born on June 30, 1927 in New Ulm, MN. He graduated from North H.S. in Minneapolis in January 1946 and had remained an active North High Alumni. Served 2 years on the U.S.S. Bremerton; Storekeeper Third Class; received the Word War II Victory Medal Philippine Independence from the US Navy. Lester and Jean were married on June 9, 1950. He worked many years at Scherer Brothers Lumber Company in Minneapolis, participated in and volunteered with many area agencies. Memorial service will be held on Friday May 12th at 11 a.m. at The Church of the Epiphany Episcopal Church 4900 Nathan Lane N, Plymouth, MN. 55442. In lieu of flowers, please donate to his Church, he was a long time member of the Epiphany family.
(Published in the Star Tribune on Apr. 29, 2017)

Turowski, Marek Andrzej
February 8, 1949 - April 12, 2017
Age 68 of Minneapolis.

Clark, Scott Douglas
May 23, 1955 - April 11, 2017
Age 61 of St. Paul.

Monroe Sr., Gregory Byron
April 29, 1955 - April 11, 2017
Age 61 of St. Paul. Passed away at home on April 11, 2017 Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Gregory attended Southeast High School in Kansas City, MO, and later transferred to the New Hampton School, in New Hampton, NH where he received his high school diploma in 1973. He earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and his master's degree in behavioral disabilities from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, MI. Gregory used his education and training to counsel and mentor youth at the Hubert H. Humphrey Job Corps Center in St. Paul where he was employed for 33 years. Gregory was married to Ms. Joji Pullen of Chicago, Illinois, and their union produced one child. He is preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd Monroe Sr. and Barbara Ross Monroe of Kansas City, MO. He is survived by his son Gregory B. Monroe, Jr., his brother, Lloyd B. Monroe, Jr., of Missouri City, TX., as well as several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Celebration of Life Services will be held at 12:00 Noon on April 20, 2017 at the Hubert H. Humphrey Job Corps Center, 1480 Snelling Avenue, St. Paul, MN. A Memorial Service for family will be held in May at the Windsor Village United Methodist Church, 6011 W. Orem Dr., Houston, TX. (Published in Pioneer Press on Apr. 17, 2017)

Aylesworth, David Thomas
October 19, 1943 - April 11, 2017
Age 73 of St. Paul.

Anglin, Ruth
May 11, 1933 - April 11, 2017
Age 83 of Stillwater.

Boyer, James Courtney
January 24, 1980 - April 10, 2017
Loving Father, Son, and Brother Age 37, of Woodbury, passed away on April 10, 2017. Preceded in death by mother, Patricia; grandparents, Francis and Eleanor Courtney, and Francis and June Boyer. Survived by father, Jim; children, Trenton and Jase Boyer, and Jaelynn Emerson; the love of his life Ashly Grady; sisters, Chantle Andersen, Marnique (Patrick) Puhalla; coworkers at Ahern Fire Protection; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Funeral Service 11am Friday, April 21 at Beaver Lake Lutheran Church, 2280 Stillwater Ave E, Maplewood. Visitation 1 hour prior at 10am. (Published in Pioneer Press on Apr. 16, 2017)

Woods, Valerie Ann (nee Carlson)
June 25, 1965 - April 10, 2017
Age 51 of Stillwater.

Stark, Jeffry Robert
August 18, 1951 - April 10, 2017
Age 65 of Lakeland. Preceded in death by mother, Lois and brother- in-law, David DeMann. Survived by father, Robert and sisters, Sandi (Jim) Nimsger and Lori DeMann (Gary Wertz). Celebration of Life Memorial will be Saturday, April 29, 2017, 1-4 PM with a Remembrance Ceremony 2 PM, at The Fourth Street Guild, 2933 N 2nd St., Minneapolis, MN 55411.
(Published in the Star Tribune on Apr. 22, 2017)

Krambeer, Stephen Glenn
October 25, 1948 - April 10, 2017
Age 68 of St. Paul.

Habedank, Carol Jean (nee Blomberg)
September 4, 1944 - April 9, 2017
Age 72 of Hudson, WI.

Vongharath, Padith
May 2, 1942 - April 9, 2017
Age 74 of Circle Pines.

Larson, Steven Glenn
October 27, 1958 - April 9, 2017
Age 58 of Prior Lake.

Clark, Adam Alexander
June 30, 1994 - April 8, 2017
Age 22 of New Hope.

Burns, Leon James
September 12, 1947 - April 8, 2017
Age 69 of Minneapolis.

Poletes, Harilaos "Harry" George Dionysus
March 11, 1960 - April 8, 2017
Age 57 of St. Paul. Preceded in death by parents Sally and George and sister Toni. Survived by wife Elizabeth Efron; children Christopher (Melissa), Nikolas (Kimberly), and Diomedes; siblings, Evans (Sue), Alexandra Crosby (Kendall) and Tina Wasson Poletes (Tracey); grandchildren Chloe, Felix and soon to be born 3rd grandchild. An open house to celebrate Harry will be held at DeGidio's Restaurant 425 W. 7th St. St. Paul, MN 55102 on Sunday April 23rd from 2-6PM. (Published in Pioneer Press on Apr. 16, 2017)

Breitkreutz, Suzetta Maria
February 23, 1972 - April 7, 2017
Age 45 of St. Paul.

Mell, Gary Oliver
May 27, 1938 - April 7, 2017
Age 78 of Hayward, WI.

Moravec, Kathryn Louise
June 17, 1943 - April 6, 2017
Age 73 of St. Paul.

Felkey, George Wesley & Susan
November 9, 1958 - April 6, 2017
George, age 58, passed away 4/6/17 Susan age 59, passed away 4/15/17 Survived by sisters, Jackie & Linda; Susan's 2 daughters, Regina & Melissa & 1 granddaughter, Kayla. George: Special thanks to Murray's Steak House, Bywood East Health-care, and Hospice of the Twin Cities. Susan: Special thanks to Scenic Hills on Snowshoe Lane in St. Paul, Our Lady of Peace Hospice & their team. Private burial for Susan at Resurrection Cemetery in St. Paul on Monday prior to service at church. Church Service for both Monday 4/24/17 at Community United Methodist Church, 950 Gould Ave NE, Columbia Heights. Visitation at 11 AM, with Memorial Service 11:30, with luncheon at 1 pm. Memorials preferred. (Published in the Star Tribune on Apr. 22, 2017)

Ranfelt, Carolyn Ann (nee White)
September 11, 1938 - April 6, 2017
Age 78 of St. Paul. Preceded in death by husband, Reuben; brother, Marty. Survived by sons, Mark and Edward (Joan); grandchildren, Adam (Kira) and Amy; twin sister, Marolyn; sisters, Betty, Marlene; brother, Robert; beloved labs, Bear and Moose, and many other friends and family. Committal Service for Carolyn and her husband Reuben, 11am Tues., May 16 at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery Assembly Area #3. (Published in the Star Tribune on Apr. 15, 2017)

Roberts, Keith William
July 14, 1964 - April 6, 2017
Age 52 of Minneapolis.

Nordstrom, Ruth Ann (nee Paschke)
August 6, 1965 - April 6, 2017
Age 51 of Plymouth. Survived by husband of 18 years, Brian; daughter Madeline; son, Nathan, parents, David & Barbara Paschke of Rogers, sister Susan, brother Paul (Kelly); neices and nephews, John, Ryan, Rachel, Hannah. Celebration of life will be on Saturday, April 22, 2017 1:30pm at Saint Philip the Deacon in Plymouth, MN. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family would be greatly appreciated. (Published in the Star Tribune on Apr. 15, 2017)

Krieg, John Michael
June 1, 1936 - April 6, 2017
Age 80 of Minneapolis.

Gonzalez, Paz
January 22, 1936 - April 6, 2017
Age 81 of Burnsville.

Ladwig, Collette Barbara (nee Stufflebeam)
December 16, 1954 - April 6, 2017
Age 62 of Shakopee.

Mingo, Debra Marie (nee Bach)
December 28, 1955 - April 5, 2017
Age 61 of New Hope.

Gullickson, Daniel Scott
May 3, 1961 - April 5, 2017
Age 55 of Minneapolis.

Covington, Susanne
June 16, 1944 - April 5, 2017
Age 72 of Shakopee.

Mirskaya, Elena Z. (nee Orlovsky)
June 9, 1934 - April 4, 2017
Age 82 of Roseville.

Steingraber, Charlene Fern (nee Williams)
May 2, 1935 - April 4, 2017
Age 81 of Oakdale. Visitation at 10:00 am Monday, April 10, with Service at 11:00 am. Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 2410 Stillwater Rd. E., St. Paul, MN 55119. (Published in the Pioneer Press Apr. 7, 2017)

Fjeld, Julie Lynn (nee Bronson)
January 17, 1970 - April 4, 2017
Age 47, of Lino Lakes, passed away peacefully of appendix cancer on April 4th. Preceded in death by grandparents Goldie and Reed Purmort, Kingsley (Dick), Jean Bronson, and Janet Bronson. Survived by husband Jeff; daughters Ariana and Kyra; parents Scott and Diane Bronson; brother Reed Bronson; and numerous aunts and uncles. A celebration of life will be held at Shepherd of the Hills, 3920 North Victoria Street, Shoreview, MN 55126. The date will be Saturday, April 8th at 2pm for visitation and Funeral at 4pm. Julie was born in Coon Rapids and graduated from Coon Rapids HS (1988). She then went on to continue her education at Concordia College Moorhead, (1992) with a Major in Spanish Education, and an English Minor. Julie received her Masters of Education degree from the U of M (2000). Julie began her teaching career at Spencer Senior High in Spencer, IA, then taught at North Branch Middle school, finishing her career at Centennial High School. Julie's hobbies included scrapbooking, traveling, theme dinner nights or anything else with friends, watching movies, and she was a Girl Scout leader. Julie's ultimate passion was teaching. She was devastated to leave her teaching position at Centennial in 2016 to continue her fight against cancer. Everyone that knew Julie knew that she was a fighter, and she gave her best fight against cancer. Julie also cherished the time she spent with Jeff, the girls, family, and numerous friends. Julie will be forever missed by many. Special thanks to Jeff and Julie's many wonderful neighbors and close friends. She would not have had so many flowers, Christmas decorations, prayers, love and support without you; she loved and cherished each of you! Please send memorials to the PMP foundation ACPMP.org to help find a cure for this devastating cancer, the church listed above or Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 9185 Lexington Ave NE, Circle Pines, MN 55014. (Published in the Star Tribune on Apr. 5, 2017)

Bobeck, Toshie (nee Okutomi)
March 4, 1926 - April 4, 2017
Age 91 of White Bear Lake. Passed away peacefully at home on April 4th. Preceded in death by her parents, Yoshitomo and Rin Okutomi, brothers Mamoru and Minoru and granddaughter Rebecca. Survived by her husband, John, and sister Miyoko. Daughters, Jean (Turk) McKeague and Jo Ann (Brian) Nelson. Grand children, Dan (Kris) Jake (Kate), Zach, John, Matthew (Alison) and Gabrielle. Great grandchildren, Jack, Karly and Joe. Toshie was born in Tokyo, Japan on March 4, 1926, immigrated to the US in 1949 and became a citizen in 1961. She was a strong industrious woman. She always hospitable and generous. She was devoted to God and was faithful to His church. Visitation 10-11 am, followed by service (11-12) Friday, April 21, Eagle Brook Church. 2401 Buffalo St., White Bear Lake, MN 55110. Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers. (Published in the Pioneer Press Apr. 9, 2017)

Shannon, Melissa Marie
November 12, 1969 - April 3, 2017
Age 47 of Roseville.

Jahhar, Rahjah (a.k.a. Charles Jay Jackson)
January 2, 1939 - April 3, 2017
Age 78 of Brooklyn Center.

Degan, Sandra Desaix (nee Henning)
February 14, 1936 - April 3, 2017
Age 81 of St. Paul.

Johnson, John Triplett Haxall
July 19, 1922 - April 3, 2017
Age 94, passed away peacefully on April 3, 2017, at Parkwood Shores in St. Louis Park, MN. Jerry, a resident of Baltimore, MD, for the majority of his life, lived in Minnesota for the last two and a half years to be near his daughters. Jerry was born on July 19, 1922, to Robert W. Johnson MD, and Rose Haxall Johnson. He attended Princeton University and Johns Hopkins Medical School before starting a career as an orthopedic surgeon. He married Eleanor Boyd of Philadelphia in 1946, with whom he had three children. Jerry and Ellie were avid birdwatchers and nature lovers and they both were stewards of the land, active in garden and nature groups in Baltimore and Sanibel, FL. Jerry and Ellie, and later Jerry and his second wife, Patricia Coles Dixon, were also enthusiastic travelers. Jerry was preceded in death by his two wives, Ellie and Pat, and at age 94, by most of his same-generation relatives and friends. He is survived by his sister, Posey (Peter) Randall of Philadelphia, three children, Polly (Gary) Bayrd of Minnetonka, MN; Bill (Denise) Johnson of Santa Fe, NM; and Anne Johnson (Stephen Befort) of St. Paul, MN. He is also survived by grandchildren, Ellie (Lance) Siler, Garrett (Megan) Bayrd, Anna Befort, Adam Johnson, Claire Johnson, Emma Johnson and Grace Befort. Also surviving are three great grandchildren, a great granddaughter expected in June and two step great granddaughters. A very special thanks go to the staff at Parkwood Shores and the staff of Lifesprk who cared for Jerry during his final year, especially Joyce Hantuba, Aisha Sugule and Deqa Sugule. A small service will be held at Church of the Good Shepherd in Ruxton, MD, this summer. Memorials can be made to Planned Parenthood, the Nature Conservancy or the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation. (Published in the Star Tribune on Apr. 5, 2017)

Jones, Charles Edward
February 6, 1948 - April 2, 2017
Age 69 of Minneapolis.

Kiehl, Keith Edward
March 8, 1939 - April 2, 2017
Age 78 of Robbinsdale.

Lindberg, Scott Lee
August 18, 1963 - April 2, 2017
Age 53 of St. Paul.

Lange, Effie Vivian (nee Stoneouse)
June 24, 1916 - April 2, 2017
Age 100 of Winona, left her life here on earth peacefully at home on April 2, 2017. Effie is survived by her four sons Daniel (Linda) Lange of Burnsville, Minn.; Doug Lange of Wabasha; David Lange of Winona; and Dwight Lange of Winona; her grandchildren Mark Lange of Minneapolis, Minn.; Brian Lange of Burnsville, Minn.; Scott Lange of San Francisco, Calif.; Arron (Mandi) Lange of Minnesota City; Jeff (Willy) Lange of St. Petersburg, Fla.; Bil (Shannon) Schmidtknecht of DeForest, Wis.; Ryan Lange of Winona; Katie (Luke Reed) Lange of Winona; and Danielle (Jaran Defries) Lange of Winona; her great-grandchildren Noah, Jacob, Ella, and Asher Lange of Minnesota City; and Dane and Cole Schmidtknecht of DeForest, Wis.; and dear friend Rochelle Hawkins of Winona. She is preceded in death by her husband David (Woodie) Lange, her parents, her two brothers and five sisters, and many beloved nieces and nephews. Effie was born on June 24, 1916, in Oklee, Minn., to parents Donald and Katherine (Donahue) Stoneouse. She was the youngest of eight children. She graduated with a degree in nursing and worked briefly at St. Luke’s Hospital in St. Paul, Minn., before enlisting in the United States Army where she earned the rank of First Lieutenant. She had many stories from her time overseas as a World War II nurse. She married David (Woodie) Lange on December 14, 1946. Effie spent her life caring for others. When she wasn’t caring for her boys, she was working third shift at the Winona Hospital where she worked for the last 35 years of her 50-year nursing career before retiring at the age of 70. In retirement, she dedicated much of her time to caring for her grandchildren and spent many days under the sun in her garden. She was an avid Twins fan and will now have the best view for baseball season. She will be deeply missed by all her family who she so selflessly cared for and loved throughout the years. A memorial is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on Friday, April 14, 2017, at Fort Snelling Cemetery in St. Paul, Minn., with military honors. Family would like to thank Calista Court of Winona and Winona Health Hospice Care for all the love and guidance they gave Effie and her family throughout her last months. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the charity of your choice in her memory. (Published in the Winona Post on Apr. 10, 2017)

Hagemann, Michael Lloyd
November 26, 1945 - April 2, 2017
Age 71 of Cedar. Preceded in death by son, Michael Jr. "Mikey"; parents, Lloyd & Lillius; and brother, Lyle. Survived by daughter, Vanessa; grandchildren, Carissa, Cole, Grace, Madison; and siblings, Bev Brubaker, Bob (Julie) & Jeff (Annette). Memorial service 12 Noon Friday, April 7 at MUELLER-BIES FUNERAL HOME-ROSEVILLE, 2130 N. Dale St. @ County Rd. B. Visitation from 11 AM - 12 Noon Friday. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred. MUELLER-BIES 651-487-2550 (Published in the Pioneer Press Apr. 5, 2017)

Bodine, Barbara Bunla (nee Darwin)
October 5, 1942 - April 1, 2017
Age 74, formerly of Forest Lake Loving Wife, Mom, Grandma & Sister Passed away surrounded by her husband & sister on April 1, 2017 after a long struggle with cancer. Barbara is preceded in death by her parents, Ralph & Carol Darwin; grandchildren, Alyshia & Daniel. She is survived by her husband, Robert; children, Elizabeth (Roy) Hundley, Christine Berczyk, Joseph Berczyk, Patrick (Lynne) Bodine, Tracey (Elden) Gillespie; 11 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; siblings, Judy (Don) Zak, Yvette Sorenson, Terrence (Cindy) Darwin, Dewey (Annette) Darwin; brothers-in-law, Roger (Janet) Bodine, Donald Bodine; many nieces, nephews, other relatives & friends. A Celebration of Barbara's Life 2-5 PM Sat., April 22nd at Roberts Family Life Celebration Home, 555 Centennial Drive SW, Forest Lake. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Allina Hospice. 651-464-4422 RobertsFamilyFH.com (Published in the Pioneer Press Apr. 9, 2017)

Carmean, Gabriela Petrescu
October 10, 1930 - April 1, 2017
Age 86 of Oakdale. Passed away peacefully on April 1, 2017. Loving Wife, Mother and Grandmother; was born in Bucharest Romania. One of two children, sister, Alexandra (Babi) Petrescu; born to Alexander Petrescu and Gabriela Petrescu. Gabriela's life saw many changes brought by World War 2 and subsequent Soviet invasion, eventually meeting her husband and moving to the United States. She graduated with a degree in Agronomy from the University of Bucharest, and earning a masters from the University of Minnesota. Gabriela worked many years on collective farms and science labs in Ploiesti Romania. In America she made a second career as a fortune teller; at Sun Sight books, and working at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival for over 30 years. Gabriela is survived by her ex-husband Willard, her son Charles, daughter-in-law, Candice, step-daughters, Kim and Kelli, and her grandchild Claire. She will be missed by many. Funeral service will be held Saturday, April 8 at 1:30 PM St. Mary Romanian Orthodox Church, 854 Woodbridge Street, Saint Paul MN 55117. (Published in the Pioneer Press Apr. 5, 2017)

Solomon, Sium
December 20, 2003 - March 31, 2017
Age 13 of Apple Valley, passed away in Louisville, KY.

McNichols, Ronald Lee
March 31, 1947 - March 31, 2017
Age 70 of Maple Grove.

Chamberland, Mark Frederick
April 16, 1940 - March 31, 2017
Age 76 of Rosemount. Preceded in death by infant son, Gregory; parents; and brother, Michael. Survived by loving wife, Mary; children, Mark (Tammy), Tom (Sheila), Bob (Brenda), Cathy; grandchildren, Chris (Cree), Steven, Shawn, Josh (Ashley), Katy, Jake, Jeana, Lindsey; beloved sister, Diane (Greg) Brown; brothers, Bill (Rita), Peter (Mary) Zarembo, Paul (Marcy) Zarembo; sister, Zihna (Tom) Augustine; many relatives and friends. Memorial Mass on Monday, April 10 at 6PM, with visitation beginning at 4PM, at St. Thomas Becket Catholic Church, 4455 S Robert Trail, Eagan, MN. A special thank you to the medical community, family, and friends who helped us through this time. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred.

Corbett, Lori Jean (nee Kennedy)
January 2, 1959 - March 31, 2017
Age 58 of Osseo.

Burns, Patrick William
October 10, 1957 - March 31, 2017
Age 59 of Bloomer, WI.

Melius, Donald Henry
May 2, 1951 - March 31, 2017
Age 65 of Minneapolis.

Zeverino, John Joseph
June 14, 1945 - March 30, 2017
Age 71 of Hastings.

Crawford, Thomas Edward
January 10, 1950 - March 30, 2017
Age 67 of Minneapolis.

Merritt, Lorraine Vivian (nee Gustafson)
July 22, 1940 - March 30, 2017
Age 76 of Rosemount.

Nichols, Elaine
February 26, 1923 - March 28, 2017
Age 94 of New Hope.

Lepinski, Barbara June (nee Helgeson)
December 6, 1933 - March 28, 2017
Age 83 of Oakdale. Funeral Service to be held Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Complete notice in the Pioneer Press on Sunday, April 9, 2017.

Olson, Gary Paul
April 25, 1954 - March 28, 2017
Age 62 of Hibbing, previously of Anoka, passed away on March 28. Preceded in death by parents, Stanton and Arline. Survived by wife, Patricia; children, Grant (Trista), Chris (Erica), Jennifer, LeeAnne; grandchildren, Aislinn, Grace, Aydhan, Angel, Gary; brothers, Bruce (Bev), Karl (Jean), Rod (Sue), and many other family and friends. Member of Laborers Union Local 563, and worked for McGough Construction. Memorial Service 3pm, visitation one hr prior at 2pm, Friday March 31, at Roseville Covenant Church, 2865 Hamline Ave N., Roseville. Celebration of Life to follow at the Roseville VFW. (Published in the Star Tribune on Mar. 27, 2017)

Kowalski, Richard Daniel
August 31, 1950 - March 28, 2017
Age 66 of White Bear Lake.

Thompson, Elizabeth Yvonne (nee Saunders)
July 2, 1933 - March 27, 2017
Age 83 of New Hope.

McPheeters, Daniel Lee
May 28, 1973 - March 27, 2017
Age 43 of Bloomington.

Fogleman, Gregory Paul
April 29, 1947 - March 27, 2017
Age 69 of Brainerd.

Kaake, Roger Clinton
April 9, 1940 - March 27, 2017
Age 76 of Stacy.

Marquez Montero, Miriam Agustina
September 28, 1941 - March 27, 2017
Age 75 of San Juan, Puerto Rico, passed away in Oak Park Heights.

Delaney, Erin Elizabeth
October 17, 1981 - March 26, 2017
Age 35 of Coon Rapids.

Montjoy, Inez Elizabeth
August 11, 1955 - March 26, 2017
Age 61 of Minneapolis. Funeral services at Church of the Acension, 1723 Bryant Ave. N., Mpls. on Thursday, April 6, 2017. Visitation 10:00-11:00 AM, service at 11:00 AM. Burial Crystal Lake Cemetery. (Published in the Star Tribune on Apr. 1, 2017)

Johannsen, Gaylen Peter
February 27, 1949 - March 26, 2017
Age 68 of Bursville.

Roth, June Evelyn (nee Markie)
September 26, 1956 - March 26, 2017
Age 60 of Inver Grove Heights. Passed away surrounded by family on March 26, 2017. Preceded in death by granddaughter, Madison; and parents. Survived by husband, Bob; children, Bo, Brandy Jo, Brittany; grand-children, Kaylyn, Lexis, Buddy, Skye, Nevaeh, Prestien, Cayla Jo, Isabella; 5 siblings; best friend and sister, Mary Kay; nieces; nephews; and many friends. June had a big heart and will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Celebration of Life on Saturday, April 1, 2017, from 1-3PM at 515 Farrington St., St. Paul, MN 55103. (Published in the Pioneer Press Mar. 30, 2017)

Bell, Julian
November 3, 1947 - March 26, 2017
Age 69 of Eagan.

Barta, Jill Joanne
March 29, 1960 - March 25, 2017
Age 56 of Golden Valley passed away Saturday, March 25th. Preceded in death by parents John & Fern Barta. Survived by brothers Dennis & Michael, several beloved nieces & nephews, aunts, uncles and friends. Celebration of life 11:00 AM Friday, March 31st at Golden Valley Lutheran Church 5501 Glenwood Ave Golden Valley with visitation one hour prior. Memorials preferred to the family or the Arthritis Foundation. (Published in the Star Tribune on Mar. 27, 2017)

Swanson, Violet Gurtrude
February 5, 1919 - March 25, 2017
Age 98 of Spicer. Violet Gurtrude Swanson was born February 5, 1919 in Airlie, Minnesota. She was the daughter of John Swanson and Elizabeth (Routh) Swanson. At the age of one, Violet and her family moved to Pennock, Minnesota.  She grew up in Pennock, attended rural school there, and later completed the 9th grade in Willmar, Minnesota.  At the early age of ten, Violet’s father passed away, leaving her mother and her eight young siblings behind on the family farm. To further impact this difficult situation, the Great Depression arose.  The family had the enormous responsibility of trying to keep the farm in operation and the family together. Violet played a vital role here. She continued working on the farm, milking cows, and doing field work. During the winter months she was a waitress at local restaurants and worked at the Pennock Creamery.  She later was employed by Wonderalls as a seamstress and spent over 12 years with Willmar Poultry.  She retired from that company   in the early 1990’s.  She moved off the farm in 1977, purchased a home in Willmar, and resided there until 2010. She spent five years at Centennial Square in Willmar and has been living the last two years with her nephew in Spicer, Minnesota. Violet was a lifelong member of Mamrelund Lutheran Church. She passed on March 25, 2017 at Grace Living Community of Glen Oaks in New London, Minnesota.  She is survived by several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
She will always be remembered for her kindness, unending love, and dedication to her family and friends.  God Bless her memory.  Funeral services will be held at Mamrelund Lutheran Church, Pennock, Minnesota on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.  Visitation is scheduled one hour prior to service. Interment will follow at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Pipestone, Minnesota.

Barnes, Janet Lee
November 23, 1954 - March 25, 2017
Age 62 of Farmington.

Cartwright, Roy Alan
July 29, 1961 - March 25, 2017
Age 55 of New Brighton.

Bunce, Donald Richard
February 1, 1944 - March 25, 2017
Age 73 of Maplewood.

Comer, Tracy James
May 23, 1963 - March 24, 2017
Age 53 of Minneapolis.

Staberg, Bety Mae (nee Long)
May 3, 1937 - March 24, 2017
Age 79 of West St. Paul. Betty is preceded in death by husband Roger, parents Elsa and Oscar Long, sisters Eleanor Johnson and Ruth Rosin, and brother Donald Long. Survived by her children Roger, Dale (Alane), James (Jackie), William, David (Wendy), Beth and Christine. 12 grandchildren, 16 great grand children, 3 brothers, 5 sisters and other family and friends. Funeral service will be held Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 11:00 am at Augustana Lutheran Church, 1400 S. Robert St., West St Paul, MN. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to service. (Published in the Pioneer Press Mar. 29, 2017)

Mackie, Lynda Lou (nee Halvorson)
March 22, 1944 - March 24, 2017
Age 73 of Apple Valley, formerly of Alexandria, MN, passed away peacefully on March 24, 2017. Survived by children, Mary, Edward (Kaisa), Steven (Jamie); grandchildren, Emma, Brayden, Ava, Sawyer; brother, Thomas (Nancy) Halvorson; many relatives and friends. Memorial service at 10:30AM on Saturday, April 8 at Evergreen Church, 2300 E 88th St., Bloomington, MN. (Published in the Star Tribune on Apr. 1, 2017)

Sollman, Laurence William
September 3, 1946 - March 24, 2017
Age 70 of Stillwater. Passed away peacefully in his sleep on March 24th from cancer. Preceded in death by parents, Laurence F. & Rachel Sollman. Will be greatly missed by his family & friends. Memorial/Celebration of Life April 8, 2017, 1:00-4:00 at Pioneer Manor, 2225 6th St., White Bear Lake, MN. (Published in the Pioneer Press Apr. 2, 2017)

Beedle, George Abraham
April 29, 1919 - March 24, 2017
Age 97 of Edina.

Howe, Doris Anne
September 10, 1929 - March 23, 2017
Age 87 of North Oaks. Remembered as a beloved and devoted daughter, sister, mother, wife, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Raised in Como Park area of St. Paul, attended University High School, Carlton College and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Library Science. Preceded in death by husband, Robert E. Howe of Savanna, IL (married 1956, passed away 2000); daughter, Claudia Allen Howe Monson (2006). Survived by daughters, Carol Jean (Michael) Egan, Constance Louise Spear (David Vielmetti); son-in-law, Steve Monson; grandchildren, Peter Monson, Robert Monson, Christopher (Melissa) Monson, Kelly (Andrew) Souza, Jason (Allison) Spear, Katherine Spear, Allison Spear; great-grandchildren, Logan Spear, LLeyton Husnick, Veda Husnick, Sean Spear and Eva Monson. Celebration of Life 7pm, Thurs April 6, 2017 at First Presbyterian Church of White Bear Lake, 4812 Bloom Avenue, White Bear Lake, MN. Visitation 1 hour prior at 6pm and fellowship and refreshments following service. Memorials preferred to Habitat For Humanity, Friends of St. Paul Parks and Trails, Friends of St. Paul Libraries, and Alzheimer's Association. (Published in the Pioneer Press Apr. 2, 2017)

Miller, David Thomas
February 18, 1958 - March 23, 2017
Age 59 of Hugo, USAF Retired Master Sargent, passed away on March 23. Preceded in death by father, Thomas. Survived by wife, Tammy Glaser; mother, Sharon; daughter Sharon Sonmez; son, Steve; grandson, Erem David Sonmez; step daughters, Amanda (Matt) Oehrlein, Megan Glaser (Chad); step grandchildren, Caid, Nevy, Cameron, Janice; brothers, Dennis (Jackie), Jeff (Lori), Jim (Jodie); and many other relatives and friends. Interment 10:15 am Monday, April 3, at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery, assembly area #3. Luncheon following at the Hugo American Legion, 5383 140th St N, Hugo. (Published in the Star Tribune on Mar. 25, 2017)

Davis, Flossie May (nee Smith)
July 29, 1924 - March 23, 2017
Age 92 of Minneapolis. Funeral service Friday, March 31 at 11:00 M., with visitation 1 hour prior, at Glendale Seventh-Day Adventest Church, 1138 Glenwood Ave., Minneapolis.

Schossow, Dr. George William
May 2, 1926 - March 23, 2017
Age 90 of Maplewood. Preceded in death by his wife Jeanne and son Mark. He is survived by his daughter Dawn Witthaus and her husband Marc, niece Alice Murray and her husband Hollis and his sister Bertha Lindstrom. Loved and remembered by his grandchildren Nicole Scott, Lindsey Witthaus, Michael (Lauren) Witthaus and Kayla Schossow, great grandchildren Andre, Grace and Max. He had many beloved nieces and nephews who were very special to him. George was blessed to have special people in his life that loved and cared for him. A celebration of his life will be held at the White Bear Lake VFW on March 30, Thursday from 2-5 PM with presentation at 3 pm Public Parking on left in the Boat Works buildings before the VFW. Family contact info is dewitthaus@gmail.com (Published in the Star Tribune on Mar. 28, 2017)

Banker, Russell "Rusty" Ronald
November 25, 1938 - March 22, 2017
Age 78 of St. Louis Park, died on Wednesday March 22, 2017 at the VA Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Russ is preceded in death by Ray, Lois, Doris, Marvin, Tim, and Tom, his mother Ruth Banker and father Oscar Nelson. He is survived by his brother Edward Banker and wife Betty, and twin brother Rullo Banker and wife Karen. Russ has one son, James Knowles and wife Danette, their daughter Angelia and son-in-law Brian Hagopian (USMC Active Duty), and two great grandchildren: Lili and Byron Hagopian. Russ also has two daughters: Jennifer Alderman and son-in-law Serge Alderman and their two sons; and Kimberly Banker. Russ is also an uncle to numerous nieces and nephews with family members located throughout the United States. As a member of the United States Marine Corps (USMC), Russ served his country for three years from 1955 - 1958. A sometimes loud and boisterous man, Russ had a fearless temper and warm heart. He loved his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, and his beloved wife Diana who herself preceded Russ in death and is now with the Lord. And he loved cats!" (Published in the Star Tribune on Mar. 28, 2017)

Johnson, Rolf Philip
December 27, 1939 - March 20, 2017
Age 77 of Hastings.

Krekelberg, Judy Dianne (nee Girling)
February 17, 1955 - March 20, 2017
Age 62 of St. Paul. Interment 11:15AM on Monday, March 27 at Forest Lawn Cemetery, 1800 Edgerton St., Maplewood, MN. (Published in the Pioneer Press Mar. 29, 2017)

Lawin, Linda Lee (nee Barnhart)
December 13, 1948 - March 20, 2017
Age 68 of White Bear Lake. Celebration of Life, Saturday, April 15th, 2pm at Hugo American Legion, 5383 140th St. N. Hugo, MN 55038. (Published in the Pioneer Press Mar. 29, 2017)

Crossman, Robert John
April 14, 1955 - March 20, 2017
Age 61 of Minneapolis.

Pryde, Ralph Edward
September 7, 1946 - March 20, 2017
Age 70 of Chaska.

Vasquez, William
December 24, 1925 - March 19, 2017
Age 91 of Elk River.

Jansen, Thomas Charles
April 15, 1953 - March 19, 2017
Age 63 of Blaine.

Kluender, Kenneth Donald
January 15, 1936 - March 19, 2017
Age 81 of Maplewood.

Smith, Gail Marie (nee Erickson)
June 5, 1955 - March 19, 2017
Age 61 of Hastings.

McGuire, Allen Lee
November 8, 1939 - March 19, 2017
Age 77 of St. Paul.

Becker, John Thomas
November 26, 1985 - March 18, 2017
Age 31 of NE Minneapolis, passed away March 18, 2017. Survived by his wife, Rosie Harris, their son, Ringo, and countless family and friends. Memorial gathering May 21: details and full notice to follow. (Published in the Star Tribune on Mar. 25, 2017)

Langseth, Sandy Michael
July 11, 1946 - March 18, 2017
Age 70 of Circle Pines, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on March 18, 2017. Sandy was born July 11, 1946 in Minot, ND. Preceded in death by son, Michael; parents; siblings, Duane, Devane, Garvin, Lance, and Suellen Geyer. Survived by wife, Ilona; children, Michelle (Mike) Caron, Jenny (Brian) Dzik, Sandy II (April), Christopher (Chelsea), Jaime (Michael) Maki; granddaughter, Marissa; sisters, Sharon, Rachel, Greta, Vivian, Nancy (Jack), and Doretta (Rick). Sandy graduated from Minot High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. We will celebrate his life on Thursday, March 23, beginning at 3PM at "Cheers", the Green Mill, 4355 Pheasant Ridge Dr., Blaine, MN. Memorials preferred to Epilepsy Foundation of MN. The family would like to thank the Allina Hospice staff, the Langton Place staff, Dr. John Lundgren, and the Palliative Care Nurse, Kelly. (Published in the Star Tribune on Mar. 21, 2017)

Raway, Josephine Patricia (nee Gockowski)
March 17, 1940 - March 18, 2017
Age 77 of St. Paul. Died Peacefully "Surrounded by her family". Survived by her 6 children, Marie Tracy (Joel), Susan Rainford (Daniel), Kathleen DeGonda (Kevin), Patricia Chervenak (Thomas), Donna Borchert (David), Donald Raway (Tracy). 22 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren. Mass of Christian burial St Jerome Catholic Church, Maplewood Thursday March 23, 2017. Visitation at 10:00 am, Mass at 11:00 am. Private interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. (Published in the Pioneer Press Mar. 22, 2017)

Nelson, Ruby Eleanor (nee Pattis)
June 20, 1936 - March 18, 2017
Age 80 of Enderlin, ND.

Bregel, Paul Charles
July 13, 1957 - March 18, 2017
Age 59 of Burnsville. Survived by parents: Charles and Virginia Bregel; siblings: David Bregel, John and wife Cheri Bregel; nephew: Andrew and wife Alyssa Bregel; niece: Nicole Bregel. Graduate of the University of Minnesota. Heroes come in many shapes and sizes. Paul's heroism will fade into the past with only small ripples through the fabric of time. Yet he gave us valuable lessons in humility, perseverance and suffering. The medical problems that Paul faced would have devoured most of us long ago. Paul soldier on. Nothing could end Paul. Paul died on the night of St. Patrick's day. St. Patrick: once said: "Daily I expect to be murdered or betrayed or reduced to slavery if the occasion arises. But I fear nothing, because of the promises of heaven." Paul never gave up hope, never gave up his faith and never gave up on life. In our memories he has become a beacon of love and hope. St. Patrick got special dispensation to bring a curly red hair Irish boy home. Paul was an avid pyrotechnician he created numerous firework display all over the country. Look for astronomical events to pop up in the night sky in the coming months. Stars exploding, comets colliding or massive sun spots. Those who knew Paul will understand. Visitation, funeral and lunch on April 8th at St. Patrick's Church of Hudson Visitation at 11:00, funeral at noon with lunch to follow. Saint Patrick's Church 1500 Vine Street Hudson, Wisconsin 54016. (Published in the Pioneer Press Mar. 26, 2017)

Akis, Vivian Louise (nee Posey)
October 5, 1967 - March 17, 2017
Age 49 of Columbia Heights.

Bader, Herbert Harry
April 29, 1925 - March 17, 2017
Age 91 of Lino Lakes. Survived by wife, Doris; children, Jeffrey (Linda), Mary (Randy) Schuefftan; grandchildren, Eliza-beth, Jessica (Mark) Osaba, Jennifer (Jake Austin), Sara (Alex) Anderson; brother, Irving; nephew, Bill (Tammy); many friends. Celebration of Life will be held in June. (Published in the Star Tribune on Mar. 25, 2017)

Ness, Antoinette (nee Hermanson)
December 25, 1942 - March 17, 2017
Age 74 of Scandia.

Zaccardi, Frank Nick
November 21, 1947 - March 17, 2017
Age 69 of Columbia Heights, passed away comfortably on Friday, March 17th, 2017. Preceded in death by son Adam and his mother. Survived by son Joe, sisters Annie, Janet, Ilene, and Patty, and his four grandsons. Frank was a great man who was loved by many. He delighted us all of the stories about his 27 years of cab driving in the Minneapolis area and his famed wrestling match with a grizzly bear. A Celebration of life will be held on Thursday, March 23rd at 6:00 p.m. at the VFW, 4446 Central Ave NE, Columbia Heights. (Published in the Star Tribune on Mar. 21, 2017)

Peterson, Barry Lee
February 24, 1947 - March 17, 2017
Age 70 of Chaska.

Blomberg, Jon M.
September 6, 1944 - March 16, 2017
Age 72 of White Bear Lake.

Tabor, Garvin Tyrone
April 8, 1956 - March 16, 2017
Age 65 of St. Louis Park.

Litton II, Carl Edward
April 8, 1956 - March 16, 2017
Age 60 of Minneapolis.

Nygaard, Cora Jean (nee Stratton)
November 29, 1930 - March 16, 2017
Age 86 of Minneapolis, originally from Westhope, ND.

Lockhart, Charles Calvin
July 10, 1951 - March 16, 2017
Age 65 of Burnsville, MN. (NOTE MEMORIAL SERVICE ADDRESS CORRECTION BELOW) passed away March 16, 2017. Preceded in death by Father (Charles C. Lockhart I), Wife (Nancy) and Daughter (Desiree'). Charles was an entrepreneur who successfully created many corporations out of his love for food and cooking (NCL Foods and Simply A la Carte' Inc.) and music (Chill Records Inc). As a teenager he dedicated himself and was baptized as one of Jehovah Witnesses and served up to his passing. He was a wonderful Husband, Father, Grandfather, Son and Brother to family and the Eagan Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. He is survived by sons Gage S. Lockhart (Lisa) and Charles C. Lockhart III, grandchildren Anthony, Romel, Eden, Angelo and Alexa Lockhart, parents Jean (Joe) Matzke, siblings Charlyn (Phillip) Brown, Debbie (Jon) Borden, Carol Sue (Brian) Peterson, Todd Matzke and many nieces and nephews. Memorial: Saturday March 25th, 4:30pm, Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 2300 E. 122nd St., Burnsville, MN 55337. 952-894-7099. (Published in the Star Tribune on Mar. 18, 2017)

Boesel, Lynne Diane
May 8, 1945 - March 15, 2017
Age 71 of Maplewood.

Gordon, Roxanne Lene (nee John)
June 1, 1967 - March 15, 2017
Age 49 of St. Louis Park.

Hartness, Susan Elizabeth (nee LaFavor)
August 25, 1945 - March 15, 2017
Age 71 of St. Paul. Preceded in death by parents, Marie & Paul; brother, Fred, granddaughter, Ashley. Survived by children, Chris (Lorenzo), Rose, Shaunna; grandchildren, Paul, Jeffrey, Ethan, Fernando, Ava, Annie; siblings, Romelle, Greg (Kitty), Don, Robert (Carmen), and Marc; many nieces and nephews. Celebration of life date pending. (Published in the Pioneer Press Mar. 19, 2017)

Jensen, Robert Wayne
January 26, 1943 - March 14, 2017
Age 74 of Columbia Heights.

Normandin, Steven Dennis
February 18, 1973 - March 14, 2017
Age 44 of Cottage Grove.

Klimek, Nathan Daniel
May 11, 1978 - March 13, 2017
Age 38 of Oakdale.

Rowe, Dawn Colleen (nee Wiltermuth)
October 3, 1967 - March 13, 2017
Age 49 of Hastings.

Dreitzler, John Michael
August 23, 1948 - March 13, 2017
Age 90 of Princeton. Wonderful brother, friend and life. Will be missed by all. Celebration of his Life to be held this summer. (Published in the Star Tribune on Mar. 18, 2017)

Swedberg, Ione Gladys (nee Anderson)
August 24, 1926 - March 13, 2017
Age 90 of Willmar, formerly of Plymouth passed away peacefully on 3/13/2017 surrounded by her family. Born in Howard Lake, 8/14/1926. Preceded in death by husband Marvin; parents, August & Madeline Anderson; sisters, Evelyn Diers, Harriet Zander, June Wagner, brother Roger Anderson. Survived by children, Kathleen (Stan) Sroga, Coon Rapids, Brian Swedberg of Mpls, Bruce (Jamie) Swedberg, Camdenton, MO; grandchildren, Jen (Dan) Dutton, Andrew Sroga, Naomi Swedberg, Cody Swedberg, Elisheba (Luis) Santana, James Swedberg, Aaron (Brianna) Swedberg; step grandson, Michael (Julie) Sroga; great grandchildren, Paige Sroga, Laney Sroga, Addison Dutton, Avery Dutton, Brielle Swedberg; siblings, Geraldine Anderson and Vergil (Geraldine) Anderson, Howard Lake. Memorial Service March 25 11:30 am at Willmar Assemblies of God Church, 3821 Abbott Dr, Willmar, MN. Visitation one hour prior to the service. (Published in the Star Tribune on Mar. 18, 2017)

Huelsnitz, Edith Faye (nee Poffenberger)
April 12, 1970 - March 12, 2017
Age 46 of Brooklyn Center.

Carroll McNutt, Audra Jean
August 25, 1980 - March 12, 2017
Age 36 of Minneapolis.

Jones Jr., Richard Keyt
September 30, 1953 - March 11, 2017
Age 63 of Golden Valley.

Lassig, Paulette Gail
July 13, 1952 - March 11, 2017
Age 64 of Maplewood. Survived by children Ryan and Lorraine. Per Paulette's request no service will be held. " SHE FORGIVES YOU" (Published in the Pioneer Press Mar. 19, 2017)

Kelsch, Cherlene Rose (nee Ternes)
October 18, 1943 - March 10, 2017
Age 73 of Arden Hills.

Garvey, John Thomas
June 9, 1961 - March 9, 2017
Age 55 of Zimmerman. He was surrounded by family/friends and knowing how very much he was loved. He will be missed dearly. He is preceded in death by his parents Dr. James and Betty Garvey; his sister and brother in law Linda and Duane Cramer. John is survived by sister Mary Oleskow (Matt); brother Jim Garvey (Lauri); nieces and nephews Bonnie Alver (Bob); Beth Fedor, Nick Fedo (Brittany), Kendall Garvey; Jackson Garvey; Scott Cramer (Alyssa), Dan Cramer (Lindsey) and Brian Cramer. Also survived by great nieces and nephews; ex-wife Jackie Garvey, children Chelsea and Tony Capria . A family celebration of his life will be held at a future date. (Published in the Star Tribune on Mar. 18, 2017)

Rasmussen, Barbara Jean (nee Conrath)
January 22, 1936 - March 9, 2017
Age 81 of Shoreview, passed away peacefully on March 9, 2017, from pancreatic cancer. Preceded in death by her parents, Don & Norma Conrath; and grandson, Johnathan Schuneman. Survived by husband of 53 years, Richard; brother, Don (Arlene); her children, Erik (Janelle), Kris (Mike), Peter (Diann); her grandchildren, Tim, Ben, Kelly, Kirsten, Josh, Kia, Noah, Becca, Kendra, and Presley; and her great-grandsons, Johnathan and Tyler. Barb was a teacher in St. Paul, Mounds View and Roseville school districts. She was a hockey mom for 47 years for sons, grandsons and granddaughters. Barb was also an active volunteer in church activities. A Celebration of Life service will be held for Barbara on Saturday, March 18 at 11:00 AM at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 3920 N Victoria St, Shoreview. Visitation 1 hour prior at church. Private interment at a future date. Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers to Pillars Health East Hospice.

Ludlow, Thomas Barlow
May 11, 1921 - March 8, 2017
Age 95 of Minneapolis, formerly of Arden Hills, died March 8, 2017. He was born in Worthington, MN, on May 11, 1921, the second of three children born to H. Dwight Ludlow and Genevieve Love Ludlow. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Betty Webster and Jane Kingsley; his wife of 53 years, Shirley Dahl Ludlow; and special friend Rita Stallman. He earned a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1944. After graduation, he enlisted in the Navy and served as Engineering Officer and later Executive Officer on an LST in the Pacific during World War II. After marrying Shirley in 1946, he started his career in engineering and plastics research working at 3M. While there, he built a house on Lake Johanna, which would be their home until 1997. Later, he was Director of Physical Research for The Bemis Company. In 1963, he founded Johanna Plastics, where he was the inventor and first manufacturer of the key component in personal car battery and antifreeze testers. He and Shirley, his Chief Financial Officer, operated the business until they retired and sold it in 1989. He is survived by daughter Ann and her husband, Richard, of Minneapolis; son John and his wife, Merrily, of Bellevue, WA; son Mark and his wife, Chris, of Costa Mesa, CA; and 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 22 at 3:00 p.m. at Hennepin Ave. United Methodist Church, where Tom met Shirley in 1944. He sang bass in the choir for 60 years. Memorials should be directed to Compatible Technology International or the Hennepin Ave. United Methodist Church Ministry of Music.
(Published in the Star Tribune on Mar. 11, 2017)

Marrone, Britney DeRae
February 17, 1987 - March 8, 2017
Age 30 of St. Paul. "Loved by All!" St. Paul Cathedral, Thursday, March 23. Visitaition 9:00 a.m.; Mass 10:00 a.m. (Published in the Pioneer Press Mar. 19, 2017)

Stoltenberg, Helen Elizabeth (nee Whippo)
November 9, 1918 - March 7, 2017
Age 98 of Eden Prairie. Preceded in death by husband, Glenn. Survived by 3 daughters, Jo Stoltenberg, Anne Stoltenberg, Sue (Kelly) Knutson; 2 grandsons, Caleb and Nathan Knutson. Service to be held at a later date. (Published in the Star Tribune on Mar. 11, 2017)

Beal, Allan Albert
January 3, 1938 - March 7, 2017
Age 79 of Blaine, formerly of Aitkin and Pequot Lakes. Passed away on March 7. Preceded in death by his parents and son Barry. Survived by sons Brian and Doug, brothers Curt and Ross, and sister Linda. Memorial service March 15 at 1 PM at Glen Cary Lutheran Church in Ham Lake. Many thanks to the staff of Golden Living Center Twin Rivers in Anoka and to the Fairview Hospice Team. (Published in the Star Tribune on Mar. 11, 2017)

Machesney, Gregory Wayne
April 25, 1955 - March 7, 2017
Age 61 of Stillwater. Celebration of life to be held Sat. April 15, 2017, from 3-7 PM, at the St. Croix Yacht Club, 6413 St. Croix Tr., Stillwater, MN 55082.

Bacon, Carole Ann
January 9, 1955 - March 7, 2017
Age 62 of St. Paul. A memorial service will be 2:00 pm Thursday, March 16, 2017 at the O'Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral Home in Kearney. MAR 16. 02:00 PM O'Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral Homes and Cremations 4115 Ave N Kearney, NE, US, 68847 info@osrfh.com http://www.osrfh.com Memorial Service begins.

Teigen, Isabelle Sophia
March 2, 1999 - March 6, 2017
Age 18 of St. Paul, slipped away in her sleep on the morning of March 6th, in St. Paul MN; just a few days after turning 18. Isabelle is survived by her parents, Disraeli Davis and Tania Teigen; stepfather, Christopher Koskie; sister, Noelle Teigen; brothers, Isaiah Davis, Payton Davis, and Carew Koskie. She was preceded in death by her beloved brother, Justin Teigen. Her family and friends remember her as a loving, girl with a strong spirit and magnetic Soul. Services for Isabelle are at Dayton Avenue Presbyterian Church, 217 Mackubin St, St Paul, MN 55102 on Tuesday, March 14th at 11:00am. (Published in the Pioneer Press Mar. 12, 2017)

Layer, Linda Lee (nee Price)
October 15, 1947 - March 6, 2017
Age 69 of Blaine. Preceded in death by son Charles. Survived by husband, William; son, William (Nancy), 5 grandchildren. Memorial Mass Tuesday 11 AM at The Church of St. Paul, 1740 Bunker Lake Blvd NE, Ham Lake, MN. Gathering 1 hr. prior to service. (Published in the Star Tribune on Mar. 11, 2017)

Johnson, Jeniece May
March 23, 1938 - March 5, 2017
Age 78 of New Hope.

Bergen, Carter Jay
January 20, 1953 - March 5, 2017
Age 64 of Woodbury. Died March 5th at his home in Woodbury, MN after a long battle with cancer. His funeral service will be held at Noon this Saturday, March 11th at Saint Ambrose of Woodbury Catholic Church - 4125 Woodbury Dr, Woodbury, MN 55129. Immediately following the service, all are invited to O'Malley's Irish Pub at Carter's request to share stories and celebrate his life. Carter or "Jay" as many knew him, was born in Waterloo / Cedar Falls, IA to Jake & Ginny Bergen on January 20, 1953. He attended and played football at Cedar Falls High School and went on to play football at Drake University. He later attended law school at William Mitchell College of Law in MN where he started a family and a career as an attorney and as one of the Football coaches at Woodbury High School. He has 3 children, 2 granddaughters and 2 granddoggies. He is further survived by his brother Nick Bergen and sister Julie Donielson as well as his boxer dog Sugar. Carter's self-written obituary will be available at the funeral. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the family. (Published in the Pioneer Press Mar. 8, 2017)

Kough, William Gerald
March 6, 1948 - March 4, 2017
Age 68 of St. Paul.

Thayer, Matthew Henson
March 9, 1927 - March 4, 2017
Age 89 of Brooklyn Center, passed away peacefully at his home on Mar. 4, 2017. Matthew Henson Thayer was born in Chicago, IL on March 9, 1927. He attended Willard Elementary, Englewood High and graduated from Tilden Tech in Chicago, IL. He was drafted into the US Army during WWII, attended the University of Minnesota and Metro State U. He worked in various fields throughout his professional career; engineer, technical writer, draftsman; Model Cities in Mpls: MAO Assistant Director; Powderhorn Development Corporation: Director; Model Cities in St. Paul: Director, HELP Development Corporation; Control Data, Thayer & Thayer Consulting, and MSP Airport Commission. He is preceded in death by his parents, Alonzo & Nannette; sister, Theresa; brother, William; son, Paul; many classmates and friends. He is reunited with his grandchildren, Jalen and Breanna Thayer. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Irene Carol Thayer; his children, Eric, Mark (Peggy), Barbara, Michelle, Lance (Jennifer), Scott (Maria) and Ryan; grandchildren, Nicole, Adrienne, Dominic, Mario, Bailey, Samuel, Maya and Marisol; sister-in-law, Charlene Thayer; nieces, Karen (Ken) and Diane (Harold); daughter-in-law, Jacqueline, lifelong friend, Marcellus Burke; many family and friends. He was a member of the Episcopal Church throughout his life (St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral-Mpls); Special thanks to Sally and John Cunningham who "brought the mass to us"; The Reverend Lowell B. Johnson who gave the last rites and conducted the funeral service. Isaiah 40:8 Though the grass withers and the flower wilts, the word of our God stands forever.
(Published in the Star Tribune on Mar. 11, 2017)

Lunney, Jo-Ann Frances (nee Nelson)
July 5, 1937 - March 4, 2017
Age 79 of River Falls.

Langa, Richard George
November 17, 1947 - March 4, 2017
Age 69 of Minneapolis. He is survived by his children Jessica, Travis and Justine. Private service to be held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. 

Murnane, Roger Thomas
November 4, 1934 - March 4, 2017
Age 82 of New Hope. Survived by wife Nancy (Vaaler) and four children, Michael (Deirdre), Martha (Bill), Melinda (Brian), Christopher (Jill), and six grandchildren, Evan, Cloe, Samantha, Nicki, Cooper, Griffin. He was preceded in death by son, Thomas; father, Christy; mother, Lauretta (Kruckeberg); and sister, Marjory Gregory. He was a graduate of the University of Minnesota and a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity. He served in the Army. Memorials to donor's preference or St. Vincent DePaul at the Basilica of St. Mary, Creative Spirit, Parkinson's Disease Foundation. Thank you to the staff at Saint Therese for their loving care. Service to be announced. (Published in the Star Tribune on Mar. 11, 2017)

Schrimpf, Wesley August
August 30, 1935 - March 4, 2017
Age 81 of Beldenville, WI.

Fossen, Theresa Regina (nee Bendel)
May 16, 1928 - March 4, 2017
Age 88 of Madison, MN. Survived by husband Orean Fossen, children Steve Fossen, Virginia Wallace (Mike) Bette Tjornhom (Keith), Jim Fossen, 8 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, sisters Marty Aretz (Lee), Dorothy Wright, Mary Norlin. Celebration of life at Wayzata Community Church (125 Wayzata Blvd E, Wayzata 55391) at 2 pm, March 17, 2017 and March 18, 2017 at Faith Lutheran Church (619 5th Ave, Madison, MN 56256) at 1 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Madison Nursing Home, 900 2nd Ave, Madison, MN 56256. (Published in the Star Tribune on Mar. 11, 2017)

Schwartz, Helga Eliesbeth (nee Lux)
March 31, 1926 - March 3, 2017
Age 90 of St. Paul.

Zabitchuck II, Nicholas
July 7, 1947 - March 3, 2017
Age 69 of Minneapolis.

Ness, Bonnie Jay
December 17, 1956 - March 2, 2017
Age 60 of Brainerd.

Slucis, Aivars
July 21, 1938 - March 2, 2017
Age 79 of Chaska.

Anderson, Lois Jean (nee Nelson)
November 21, 1933 - March 2, 2017
Age 83 of Princeton.

Goodwin, Patricia Claire (nee Lein)
August 19, 1938 - March 2, 2017
Age 78 of Maple Grove, died on March 2nd after putting up one hell of a fight! She was diagnosed in 2009 with leukemia and she fought it for 8 years! Born 8/19/1938 the daughter of Orin and Lillian Lien. Survived by daughter Suzanne Goodwin, two sons, Scott Goodwin and Mark Carlson and wife Gigi, grandson Caid Goodwin, sister Jan Butler and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents Orin and Lillian Lien, sisters Joann, Mary, Helen, Marjorie and 5 brothers-in-law. Graduated in 1956, attended Minnesota School of Business, 35 years in the Real Estate business in several roles. She loved music and dancing, fishing, snow-mobiling, playing cards, THE LAKE but especially family. A private family service TBD.
(Published in the Star Tribune on Mar. 4, 2017)

Vriezelaar, Gary Eugene
September 2, 1933 - March 2, 2017
Age 83 of Blaine.

Baril, Douglas Craig
December 23, 1946 - March 1, 2017
Age 70 of Minneapolis.

Smith, Elizabeth Augusta (Brose)
September 25, 1933 - March 1, 2017
Age 83 of Brooklyn Center.

Schulz, Marjorie Rosamond (nee Johnson)
March 24, 1930 - March 1, 2017
Age 86 of Bloomington.

Hanstad, Warner Paul
December 24, 1932 - March 1, 2017
Age 84 of Minneapolis. Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great-Grandfather Age 84, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on March 1, 2017. Preceded in death by parents Gustav and Mayme; sister Marguerite Allen, son Paul and son-in-law Peter Zaccardi. Survived by loving wife of 60 years Jolene; children Steve (Susan), Rhonda Dale (Larry), Vanessa Johnson, Dale (Cheryl), Charla Zaccardi, Joel, Angela Moll (Kevin) and Lee; 13 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Warner was a life-long resident of NE Minneapolis and graduate of Edison High School. He was a proud U.S. Navy veteran and retired from FMC Corporation after almost 40 years. Warner was known for his quick wit, strong work ethic, love of road trips, good coffee, casino buffets, and his unwavering devotion to family. A celebration of Warner's life will be held at Nativity Lutheran Church, 3312 Silver Lake Rd., Minneapolis, MN 55418 on March 7 at 2PM with visitation half hour prior. (Published in the Star Tribune on Mar. 4, 2017)

Foley, James Thomas
April 22, 1936 - March 1, 2017
Age 80 of Otsego. 80, originally from Stillwater MN passed away on March 1, 2017. Jim is survived by wife Jerry Foley (Ryan), 6 children; Mike, Terry, Pat, Tom, Shelley, and Tim; 18 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren. Jim taught in the Stillwater school district for 30 years and coached at St. Mary's Point Hockey Arena also 30 years. Jim retired in 2000 and moved to Alexandria MN. Mass will be held on March 11, 2017 at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Maple Grove, MN. Visitation at 10am, Mass at 11am. Friends and family are invited to celebrate Jim's life at the Eagles 94 in Stillwater, MN gathering starts at 5pm. (Published in the Star Tribune on Mar. 7, 2017)

Keen, Anthony Albert
May 28, 1962 - February 28, 2017
Age 54 of Cottage Grove.

Peng, Chung-Hua Lee
May 31, 1918 - February 28, 2017
Passed away on February 28, 2017 in St. Paul, MN, 3 months short of her 100th birthday. Born in Jiansu Province, China to Dr. Xing-Shan Lee and Wong. Preceded in death by her husband Dr. Chi-Jui "Charles" Peng and grandson David; survived by son James (Carol) and two grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Lee received her B.S. in chemistry from National Zhejiang University (U.); subsequently she attended Kent State U., Columbia U. and the U. of Hong Kong where she earned a PhD in Biochemistry after receiving M.S. degrees. She held teaching and research positions in the Enzyme Institute at the U. of Wisconsin, Peking U. and the U. of Hong Kong. She resided in St. Paul, Minnesota after her retirement. She was an avid history buff and attributed her good health and long life to taking large dosages of vitamin C daily. Interment at Riverview Cemetery in West St. Paul, Minnesota. (Published in the Pioneer Press Mar. 5, 2017)

Hanson, Douglas DuWayne
August 21, 1956 - February 28, 2017
Age 60 of Rush City.

Moore, Thomas Donald
April 12, 1966 - February 27, 2017
Age 50 of Minneapolis.

Gohdes, Robert John
October 19, 1938 - February 27, 2017
Age 79 of Waconia.

Sheehey, Kelly Jean (nee Swanson)
October 22, 1958 - February 27, 2017
Age 58 of West St. Paul. Memorial Service, Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 11am at Oakdale Community Church, 1066 Carrie St., West St. Paul. Memorial Visitation at 10am before the service. (Published in the Pioneer Press Mar. 3, 2017)

Suski, Thomas Peter
April 30, 1945 - February 27, 2017
Age 71 of Burnsville. Born April 30, 1945 after going through the darkness of pancreatic cancer, was drawn towards the light of Jesus at age 71 at 8:42pm February 27, 2017. Tom expresses his thankfulness to his family, St. Thomas College manintenance staff, faculty and students, and friends for the enjoyment and support all have provided. Tom was preceded in death by his father, John Peter, mother Regina Susan, and friend Dennis Willenbring. Survived by two sisters Susanne (Edward Meredyk), Karen (Donovan Klausen). (Published in the Pioneer Press Mar. 1, 2017)

Loney, Mary Ellen
September 6, 1950 - February 27, 2017
Age 66 of St. Paul. Passed on 2/27/17 suddenly after a recent illness. Born on 9/6/1950. Preceded in death by parents, Edward and Margaret (Brown) Loney. Survived by her siblings: Jan, Terrence, Michael (Deb), Kevin (Norma), Patty, Brian and Timothy (Sandy) and other relatives and friends. Graduate of Our Lady of Peace High School and University of Minnesota. Retired from Hennepin County Human Services. MEL was an avid Viking fan and will be missed by many from First Avenue. Saturday, March 4 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 515 So. Albert, Visitation 9am-11am. Mass of Christian Burial at 11AM. Private interment. (Published in the Pioneer Press Mar. 1, 2017)

Pederson, Vernon Rudin
September 11, 1919 - February 26, 2017
Age 97 of Lakeville.

Moore, Antione A.
July 17, 1969 - February 26, 2017
Age 47 of St. Paul.

Gillquist, Gloria Ruth
May 11, 1943 - February 25, 2017
Age 73 of Richfield.

Videen, Lois Eleanor (nee Eastman)
February 24, 1926 - February 25, 2017
Age 91 of Hugo.

Tschida, Dianne Maria (nee Flynn)
November 20, 1936 - February 25, 2017
Age 80 of St. Paul. Beloved Wife and Mother passed peacefully on 2/25/17, at home with family. Born 11/20/36 to Willis and Albertina Flynn. Preceded in death by brother Richard and granddaughter Ashley. Survived by loving husband of 60 years, Ramon; sisters, Delores and Gail; loving children, Linda; Steve (Robin); Pauline (Jeff); Cathy (Billy); James (Merrie); 9 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren, and many other family and friends. Mass of Christian Burial Monday 3/6/17 at 11:00 AM with visitation 1 hour prior at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 515 Albert St. So. St. Paul, MN 55116. (Published in the Pioneer Press Mar. 5, 2017)

Sumpter, Gregory Allan
October 12, 1951 - February 24, 2017
Age 65 of Montevideo.

Proell, Jon Dennis
December 21, 1963 - February 24, 2017
Age 53 of Roseville.

Hills, David Wilfred
May 23, 1941 - February 23, 2017
Age 75 of Blaine, passed away of cancer on Feb. 23, 2017. His final days were spent surrounded by family. He will be dearly missed. Celebration of Life to be held in the near future. (Published in the Star Tribune on Feb. 26, 2016)

Dittbenner, Lora Mae
March 23, 1950 - February 23, 2017
Age 66 of Minneapolis. She passed away peacefully after a long battle with illness. She is survived by many friends and will be greatly missed. A heartfelt thank you to the very special caregivers at Our Lady of Peace Hospice. (Published in the Star Tribune on Feb. 26, 2016)

Daniels, Roger Russell
May 27, 1924 - February 23, 2017
Age 92 of Inver Grove Heights.

Thibodeau, Marcella Marie (nee Leider)
June 23, 1932 - February 22, 2017
Age 84 of Maplewood.

Johnson, Tina Marie
February 16, 1962 - February 22, 2017
Age 53 of St. Paul.

Johnson, Mary Helen (nee Milz)
November 17, 1933 - February 21, 2017
Age 83 of Lakeville.

Town, George
February 18, 1944 - February 20, 2017
Age 73 of St. Paul.

Kula, Shelley Kaye (nee Zahner)
May 14, 1955 - February 20, 2017
Age 61 of Princeton. Shelley passed away at the age of 61 at home surrounded by family. She resided in Princeton, Minnesota with her husband Darryl. Shelley was born and raised in Robbinsdale, MN. She is survived by her loving husband Darryl and her children Risa (Oscar) Marchena of Big Lake, Ashley (Scott) Sanford of Big Lake, Tracy (Scott) Doely of Stillwater, Paulla Hentges of Zimmerman and several grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers Jim (Jerri) Zahner and Bob (Mary Lou) Zahner along with many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Robert and Cathryn Zahner. A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 at 1pm at the VFW located at 135 N. Rum River Drive, Princeton, MN 55371. (Published in the Star Tribune on Feb. 22, 2016)

Wagner, Bruce Bernard
February 8, 1942 - February 20, 2017
Age 75 of Princeton.

Stahnke, Scott Ernest
April 16, 1964 - February 20, 2017
Age 52 of Onamia.

Tetrick, Kenneth Hugh
October 4, 1946 - February 20, 2017
Age 70 of Minneapolis. Ken was born in Boscobel, WI to Kathryn Christina (Boebel) Tetrick and Walter Kenneth Tetrick. He attended grade school in Woodman, WI and graduated from Boscobel High School in 1964. The launch of Sputnik on Ken's 11th birthday inspired a life-long interest in physics and astronomy. Ken studied at Luther College in Decorah, IA, and The University of Minnesota. He earned a bachelor's degree in philosophy from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Ken deeply pursued a series of interests including computer programming, photography, Christian faith, yoga, marksmanship, music synthesizers, and amateur radio. Ken designed and tested computer firmware in Minnesota at Honey-well/Alliant Techsystems, Integris, DataCard Group, and at Esterline AVISTA in Platteville, WI. Ken's gentle and inquisitive nature will be deeply missed by his brothers Steven C. Tetrick of Minneapolis, Mark A. Tetrick (Cathy) of West Chester, OH. A celebration of Ken's life will be held on Sunday, March 19, 12-3 PM (remembrances shared at 1 PM) at Elsie's Banquet Hall, 729 Marshall St. NE Minneapolis and in Boscobel, WI in July. (Published in the Star Tribune on Mar. 4, 2016)

Schaffer, Jerome Michael
May 22, 1941 - February 19, 2017
Age 75 of Vadnais Heights. Jerome passed away at Regions Hospital. He was an Air Force veteran and a music aficionado. Those who knew him were always touched by his kind and playful spirit. He is survived by wife Millie Mitchell Schaffer; 3 children, Holly (Greg) Simon, Jesse, and Rachael as well as 5 grandchildren, Dustin, Jillian McNeil, Riley, Avery Olson & Jacob Simon. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Irene Scovill Schaffer and two daughters, Tracey Herrly and Rebecca. All family and friends are invited to join us on Sunday, Feb. 26, at 12 noon at the Tin Cup, 1220 Rice St., St. Paul for a Celebration of Life. Interment will follow on Monday, Feb. 27th 10:30 AM at Fort Snelling Ln. #4. (Published in the Pioneer Press Feb 24, 2017)

Schack, Suzanne Lorraine
August 8, 1953 - February 19, 2017
Age 63 of Fridley.

Fisher, Barbara Jean (nee Swanson)
October 24, 1943 - February 19, 2017
Age 73 of Roseville. Loving mother, passed away peacefully in Roseville, Minnesota, on Sunday, February 19th, 2017 following complications from a heart aneurysm. She was born October 24th, 1943 in Saint Paul, Minnesota to Charles Alvin and Esther Swanson. She attended St Paul Central High school and then graduated from Mechanic Arts High school in 1961 and married Ronald Sigford in 1962. They were married a few years. She took classes at the University of MN and became a secretary. Some of her favorite things were spending time each year at the lake up north with her family, summertime flowers on her deck and spending time with her cats each day. Barbara is survived by her daughter and grandson, Chris and Ryan Rampersad, of Saint Paul, Minnesota and her brother, Bradley Alan Swanson of Glendale, California and cousins, and lifelong friend Sandy (Jimmy) Nelson. To celebrate Barbara, friends and family are welcome to stop by for a celebration open house held on Saturday Feb 25th, 2017 between noon -2pm at 883 Fairview Ave N in St Paul. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Feline Rescue. (Published in the Pioneer Press Feb 26, 2017)      

Balson, Daniel Robert
January 25, 1962 - February 19, 2017
Age 55 of Minneapolis.

Branville, Cynthia Ann
June 7, 1948 - February 18, 2017
Age 68 of St. Paul.

Schmidt Jr., Stephen James
July 9, 1940 - February 18, 2017
Age 76 of North Branch.

Bozeman, Sandra Lea (nee Gomola)
January 17, 1949 - February 17, 2017
Age 68 of St. Paul.

Weflen, Harold "Harry" Leon
August 3, 1952 - February 16, 2017
Age 64 of Oakdale. Passed away peacefully on February 16, 2017. Preceded in death by parents, Oliver and Ardys. Survived by loving wife, Barb; children, Katie (Pete) Heyer, Matt (Laurie); grandchildren, Olivia and Sam Heyer, Ryan, Gavin, Madelyn Weflen; brother, Dave (Cheri); and many other relatives and friends. Celebration of Life at 11AM on Friday, February 24, at River Valley Church, 722 Ravine St., Faribault, MN. (Published in the Pioneer Press Feb 19, 2017)      

Moberg, Cindy Ann
September 12, 1954 - February 16, 2017
Age 62 of Rockford, passed away suddenly, but peacefully Feb. 16, 2017. Preceded in death by son, Daniel Bazoff; daughter Crissa Cichon; brother Allen Moberg; father Donald Moberg; step-father Maurice Durham. Survived by her mother Marcia Moberg-Durham; daughter Kellie (Spencer) Martinson; sister Linda (Rodney) Harren; son-in-law, Shannon Cichon; sister-in-law Marybeth Moberg; grandchildren: Zander, Julia & Laura Martinson, Belle, Grace, Abbie & Charlie Cichon & several nephews & a niece. Memorial Service will be held Wed., Feb 22 at Monticello Legion, 304 Elm Street, Monticello MN at 6:30 pm. Her Service will be CAYMAN ISLAND Style! Please come & have FUN while saying goodbye! Memorials preferred for the Cindy Moberg Funeral Fund. (Published in the Star Tribune on Feb. 18, 2016)

Nguyen, Suong Thi
June 17, 1949 - February 16, 2017
Age 67 of Brooklyn Park.

Warner, Tara Anne (nee Pence)
July 16, 1979 - February 16, 2017
Age 37 of Dilworth.

Buhta, Jacqueline Ellen (nee Wilson)
April 20, 1944 - February 16, 2017
Age 72 of Eagan, died suddenly and unexpectedly. Jacqueline was born in California and was a beloved Mother, Grandmother, Sister and Friend. Services will be held on Thursday February 23rd at 11:00 at Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel, 200 Tower Ave St. Paul MN 55111. (Published in the Star Tribune on Feb. 18, 2016)

Taylor, Barbara Lee (nee Haddock)
June 5, 1950 - February 16, 2017
Age 66 of Minneapolis. Survived by her husband of 48 years, Dan Taylor, 3 children, 3 grandchildren, and many other family and friends. A celebration of Barb's life will be held at 10 AM on Mon., Feb. 20, 2017 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Robbinsdale, MN, with a visitation starting at 9 AM. (Published in the Star Tribune on Feb. 18, 2016)

Gartner, Frederick John
December 2, 1942 - February 15, 2017
Age 74 of St. Paul.

VanWeele, Drew John
November 14, 1955 - February 15, 2017
Age 61 of St. Paul.

Peterson, Daniel Paul
February 24, 1960 - February 14, 2017
Age 56 of Oak Grove. Died Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at his home surrounded by family and friends. Arrangements were entrusted to Crescent Tide Funeral Home. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 2 Timothy 4:7 (Published in Pioneer Press on Feb. 26, 2017)

Standen, Donald Lawrence
July 10, 1941 - February 14, 2017
Age 75 of Minneapolis.

Hamre, Pamela Sue (nee Ehnert)
February 20, 1956 - February 13, 2017
Age 60 of Stillwater. Passed away peacefully on February 13, 2017. She will be remembered by husband, Paul; daughters, Melissa (Scott) Frank, Danielle (David) Garrett, Megan (John) Hoffman; 7 grandchildren; sister, Merry (Ken) Mund; other family and friends. A celebration of Pam's life will be Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 6:00 P.M. at BRADSHAW CELEBRATION OF LIFE CENTER, 2800 Curve Crest Boulevard (NW corner of Hwy 36 and Co Rd 5), Stillwater, with visitation beginning at 3:00 P.M. Memorials are preferred to Planned Parenthood. 651-439-5511

Wilhelm, John Richard
April 26, 1947 - February 13, 2017
Age 69 of Landfall, passed away peacefully at home. Survived by wife, Francine; two sons; brothers and sisters; family and friends. John worked for Catholic Charities for 18 years - peace and love. Celebration of life in the spring. We will miss you Johnny.

Vassar, Patricia Christine (nee Morawiecki)
June 5, 1957 - February 13, 2017
Age 59 of St. Paul.

Wright, Robert Lee
November 16, 1938 - February 12, 2017
Age 78 of Minneapolis. Funeral service Saturday, February 18 at 12:00 P.M., with visitation 1 hour prior. Private interment

Sparber, Martin Hyman
February 21, 1942 - February 12, 2017
Age 74 of St. Paul.

Roberts, Florence Catherine (nee McNeil)
August 1, 1931 - February 12, 2017
Age 85 of Eden Prairie.

Li, Qiyu
November 7, 1968 - February 11, 2017
Age 48 of Plymouth, originally of Qingdao, China.

Cade, Marilyn Jean (nee Carsey)
February 17, 1941 - February 10, 2017
Age 75 of Maple Grove.

Gomar, Lydia V. (Lidia Viera Betancourt)
October 21, 1933 - February 10, 2017
Age 83 of Rosemount.

Cooks, Theaplie Pete
July 5, 1950 - February 10, 2017
Age 66 of Minneapolis.

Reiter, Graham Delayne
September 8, 1934 - February 9, 2017
Age 82 of St. Paul. Preceded in death by parents Joseph and Jennette (Graham) Reiter, sister Carolee Reiling, infant son Graham Jr. Survived by loving wife, Grace, daughter Willow of Hawaii, sisters-in-law Janice Templin, Charlotte Templin, brothers-in-law William Templin (Karen), Tom Reiling, cousins Donna Garbe (John), Clarice Blaeser, Susan Johnson and many nieces and nephews. A very special thank you to the staff members at Oak Crossing and Oak Crest at Cerenity Care Center, White Bear Lake, for their kind and loving care. Memorial service will be held Friday, Feb. 17 at 1 PM in the chapel at Cerenity Care Center, 1900 Webber Street, White Bear Lake. Graham was an Air Force veteran. Interment at Ft. Snelling Cemetery on Wed., Feb. 22 at 2 PM, Assembly area #3. (Published in Pioneer Press on Feb. 15, 2017)

LeClaire, Lionel James
October 12, 1931 - February 9, 2017
Age 85 of St. Paul.

Reich, Theresa Constance (nee Schmidt)
November 2, 1943 - February 9, 2017
Age 73, of Burnsville, passed away February 9, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer. Terry loved to spend time outside gardening with her flowers, traveling throughout the world with her family and friends at her side as well as cooking and entertaining. Terry was known for speaking her mind and swearing like a sailor! Terry grew up in Little Falls and after moving to the twin cities met Wally, her husband of 51 years. Terry was a Northwest airlines retiree. Preceded in death by parents Frank and Pauline Schmidt and sister Bernadette Greco. She was a wonderful wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, and friend to all who knew her. Survived by husband of 51 years, Walter (Wally), son, Mark (Kim), granddaughters Emilie and Ella who were the light of her life, brothers Gervase and Gerard Schmidt, sisters Virginia and Rosemary Schmidt, and many other relatives. Funeral service Friday, February 17, 5PM at Mary Mother Catholic Church 3333 East Cliff Rd, Burnsville, MN. Visitation one hour prior to service. Memorials preferred to the donor's favorite charity. (Published in Pioneer Press on Feb. 11, 2017)

Reiter, Graham Delayne
September 8, 1934 - February 9, 2017
Age 82 of White Bear Lake. Preceded in death by parents Joseph and Jennette (Graham) Reiter, sister Carolee Reiling, infant son Graham Jr. Survived by loving wife, Grace, daughter Willow of Hawaii, sisters-in-law Janice Templin, Charlotte Templin, brothers-in-law William Templin (Karen), Tom Reiling, cousins Donna Garbe (John), Clarice Blaeser, Susan Johnson and many nieces and nephews. A very special thank you to the staff members at Oak Crossing and Oak Crest at Cerenity Care Center, White Bear Lake, for their kind and loving care. Memorial service will be held Friday, Feb. 17 at 1 PM in the chapel at Cerenity Care Center, 1900 Webber Street, White Bear Lake. Graham was an Air Force veteran. Interment at Ft. Snelling Cemetery on Wed., Feb. 22 at 2 PM, Assembly area #3. (Published in Pioneer Press on Feb. 15, 2017)

Wentland, Edna Lee (nee Bristol, Avalos)
May 13, 1940 - February 9, 2017
Age 76 of North Branch. Born: Metropolis, MO. Died: North Branch, MN. Our beautiful mother passed away. We can hardly realize what life will be like without her, who was the center of everything. Her suffering (from Alzheimer's) has ended, yet our suffering (from shattered heart) has just begun. How do we tell you about the most important woman in our life, our heroour Mom? For those of you who never got to meet our Mom Mom was very lovely, affectionate and unselfish. Besides her family and close friends, she deeply loved her gardens, dogs (Dobermans) and especially our majestic Friesian horses. She was brilliantly clever, talented and had a wonderful head for business. Her passion for KFPS/FHANA registered Friesian horses lead to the creation of Friesian Stable. Mom's pride of her farm, gardens and horses extended to many visitors, including people passing along the highway. She would give tours of her perennial gardens, renovated 100+ year-old farmhouse and the finale was the custom-built horse barn full of Friesian horses. She enjoyed sharing her treasures with everyone. We wish you all could have met our Mom We love you Mom Becky Avalos, Leslie (Avalos) & Scott Losey, John & Carla Avalos, Jesse & Sheila Wentland Jr., 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grand-children. Survived by husband Jesse Wentland, Best Friend, Patricia (& Alvin) Tonn, many relatives & good friends. Preceded in death by parents Clyde & Elsie Bristol, sister Patricia Holmes and brother Roger Bristol. (Published in the Star Tribune on Feb. 18, 2016)

Beyers, Robert Thomas
January 28, 1953 - February 9, 2017
Age 64 of St. Paul. Bobby met his Higher Power, whom he called God, on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, MN. He was born on Jan. 28, 1953 to his loving parents Tracy and Dolly Beyers. Bobby is survived by his ex-wife and dear friend Debbie; his children, Joshua Beyers, Shawna Bresina and Bobby Beyers Jr.; grandchildren, Carter and Sophie Beyers; sisters, Terri (Bob) Fredrich, West Bend; Mary (Dick) Weyenberg, Howard; brother, Butch (Liz) Beyers, Howard and numerous nieces and nephews. Bobby was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Brian; sister, Jeanne; his daughter, Jodi Glasheen.Bobby’s life was both simple and intricate. Parts of his life we wished we all had lived and other parts we are joyful we never had to. Please come and celebrate Bobby’s life with us on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 from 10 until 11:00 a.m. at St. Benedict Catholic Church, 3370 Deerfield West, Suamico. Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m. with Father Gerald A. Prusakowski, OFM officiating. Online condolences welcome at www.PfotenhauerFuneralHome.com

Thoresen, Jack Earhardt
October 3, 1929 - February 9, 2017
Age 87 of Deephaven.

Treague Jr., Willmar Dale "Bill"
November 26, 1940 - February 9, 2017
Age 76 of Maplewood. Preceded in death by daughter Tammy, parents Willmar & Virginia, siblings Elaine & Daniel. Survived by wife Linda of 45 years, brother Robert (Wendy); children Shawn (Krisann), Todd (Denise), Chris and Theresa (John) Hagen, grandchildren Nicole, Kelsie, Randi, Kendra, Chelsey, Kailey, Kody, Charlie & many others who called him Grandpa. Retired Unysis Corp. Memorial service North Haven Church, 2240 E. 15th, N. St. Paul, 2/16/17, 4 p.m., visitation 3 p.m. (Published in Pioneer Press on Feb. 12, 2017)

Gobely, Marlyn Mildred
August 18, 1931 - February 8, 2017
Age 85 of St. Paul.

Jackson, Ulrick Rasjus
May 14, 1971 - February 8, 2017
Age 45 of St. Paul. He will be dearly missed by his lifelong companion, Judith Abla; children, Ulrick Jackson, Breanna Jackson, Samantha Jackson, Rasjus Jackson, and Brandon Jackson; mother, Anita Brown; grandmother, Marcy Jackson; sister, Ericka Jackson-Frye; brother, Eric Jackson; and many relatives & friends. Memorial Service 12:30 PM on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at Mueller Memorial, 835 Johnson Pkwy., St. Paul. Memorials preferred to the family. (Published in Pioneer Press on Feb. 12, 2017)

Lorenz, Kim Marie
January 5, 1960 - February 7, 2017
Age 57 of Roseville. Survived by mother Donna Lorenz, of Woodbury, nine siblings Cindy (Greg) Johnson, Mike (Kelly) Sheehan, Lynn Lorenz, Dan (Denise) Sheehan, Kay (Steve) Jensen, Tim (Kerry) Sheehan, Kellie (Chris) Herold, Kevin (Noelle) Sheehan, Michael (Janette) Lorenz; 23 nieces and nephews and one great niece. Kim was also loved by Jill Book, her guardian angel, and many loving caregivers at ACR Homes. Kim resided at an ACR Home for 17 years, had three roommates, and many special friends. We take comfort knowing she is in heaven with Jesus and her dad and has no more pain or suffering. Memorial service is Saturday, February 11th at 4pm at Woodbury Lutheran Church. Private interment. (Published in Pioneer Press on Feb. 7, 2017)

Churchill, Louise Marie (nee Jilk)
July 31, 1924 - February 7, 2017
Age 92 of Prescott, WI. Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 surrounded by her family. Louise was preceded in death by her parents George and Theresa (Reitz) Jilk, husband Wilbur (Bill) Churchill; daughter Rose Nieman; son-in-law, Jim King; 4 brothers; 2 sisters; 2 brothers-in-law; and 3 sisters-in law and 1 great grandson. She is survived by 3 children: Maryann King of Monticello, MN; Daniel (Susan) Churchill of Oakdale, MN; and David (Deborah) Churchill of Somerset, WI; brother Clarence Jilk of Elmwood, WI; sister-in-law Marcie Jilk of St Paul Park, MN; 9 grandchildren: 8 great grandchildren: and many other relatives and friends. Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m., on Tuesday, February 21st at the Church of St. Odilia, 3495 Victoria St N., Shoreview, MN 55126 with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery, 803 Larpenteur Ave W., Roseville, MN 55113 directly following mass. Louise will be forever missed. (Published in Pioneer Press on Feb. 19, 2017)

Beck, Dillynger Christopher
February 21, 1998 - February 6, 2017
Age 18 of Brooklyn Center.

Buetow, Terry Lee
August 3, 1949 - February 6, 2017
Age 67 of Mound, born on Aug 3, 1950 in New Ulm and passed away Feb 6th, 2017 from an apparent heart attack while exercising on his stair master. He was a young 67 years old. As a 2 year old he contracted polio before the vaccine was developed. He loved sports in his childhood and after high school he went on to graduate from Mankato college, He worked at New Hope Church for the past 25 years. He absolutely loved living on Lake Minnetonka and spent every possible moment making his home beautiful. He enjoyed his pontoon and loved spending time on the lake with his brother Ron. He is survived by his brothers Ron, Mark (+ wife Cindy), Allen and nephews and nieces. His family and our holidays together meant a lot to Terry. He loved exercise, and he was obsessed with his stair master, he would be on it for hours at a time and Al kidded someday he would climb the stair master to heaven. He left doing what he loved. He believed in God and that Jesus was his Lord, we are sure he was greeted with indescribable love of the Lord and his Mom and Dad. In his sudden passing, we remember our time here is so short, there are no guarantees on the number of days we have, so make every day count, be sure to count your blessings and thank the Lord for them. Rest in peace now Terry, we sense you are smiling and heaven is glorious. Memorial service will be held at The New Hope Church on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 5pm. Visitation will be one hour prior to service. (Published in the Star Tribune on Feb. 11, 2016)

Walker, Wendy Jo
July 20, 1957 - February 6, 2017
Age 59 of New Brighton.

Somlai, Anton Michael
June 22, 1948 - February 6, 2017
Age 68 of Minneapolis.

Carruth, Andrew Gregory
July 8, 1957 - February 5, 2017
Age 59 of St Paul. Passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, February 5th from prostate cancer. Andy was surrounded by his loving family. Preceded in death by his father, John Carruth. He will be sadly missed by mother Patricia; siblings Mary, Elizabeth (Sam) Rice, Margaret (Odeh) Muhawesh, Joseph (Nancy), Paul (Kathy), Thomas (Mary), Arthur (Patti); sons Jason (Bailey), Drew. Many nieces and nephews, extended family and countless friends, especially his friends at The Deck Store. Andy was a caring soul who loved everything about life. He always left you feeling better about yourself. A gathering of friends and family will be held to celebrate Andy's love of life on Saturday February 11th, from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at Pool and Yacht Club, 1600 Lilydale Rd, St Paul, MN 55118. A very special thank you to the caring staffs at MN Oncology and Our Lady of Peace Hospice. Memorials preferred to: Our Lady of Peace Hospice, 2076 St. Anthony Ave, St Paul, MN 55104. (Published in Pioneer Press on Feb. 7, 2017)

Fletcher, Kyle Kenneth
July 10, 1978 - February 4, 2017
Age 38 of Newport.

Koivunen, Jon Scott
July 14, 1957 - February 4, 2017
Age 59 of Plymouth.

Robeck, Joseph Edward
April 27, 1943 - February 4, 2017
Age 73 of Arlington.

Hovland, Cory John
October 24, 1961 - February 4, 2017
Age 55, of Pine City, passed away on Feb. 4, 2017, at J.A. Wedum Residential Hospice in Brooklyn Park. Cory was born on Oct 24, 1961 to John and Florence (Formo) Hovland in Fergus Falls, MN.  He attended Dalton School until 2nd grade and Ashby Public School until he graduated in 1980. He attended Moorhead Technical College, studying Farm Business. Cory was a cook at various restaurants, and held many other jobs until he started driving Semi trucks in later years, most recently for Viking Coke, until his health forced him to retire. Cory enjoyed traveling, taking trips to the Caribbean with his wife and friends, and attending many cat shows in the US and Canada to show pedigreed and household pet cats with his wife and stepson.  Cory also enjoyed playing cards and games, visiting the casino, cooking and having bon fires in the back yard. Cory is survived by his wife, Karen, Pine City; stepsons, Kelly and Matt Overholser, Pine City; father, John Hovland, Dalton; sister, Denise (Jim) Marsland, Duluth; mother in law, Phyllis Overholser, Pine City; brother in law, Steve (Chris) Overholser; sister in law, Sherry Overholser; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Florence Hovland, sister in law, Sue Ryan, father in law, Walt Overholser, his grandparents, and many aunts, uncles and cousins. There will be a Graveside Service in Cory’s hometown of Dalton, MN on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 11:00.  Please join the family, after the service, at the Dalton Free Lutheran Church, for lunch and a casual celebration of Cory’s life.

Johnson, Milton Karl
September 15, 1931 - February 4, 2017
Age 85 of Shoreview. Died peacefully in his home, surrounded by loving family. Preceded in death by beloved wife Joan Marion (nee Gaspard) Johnson (10/5/33 - 12/5/14) and beloved son Thom. Survived by children; Charles (Candy) Johnson and Carol (Robert) Peitzman; grandchildren, Diana (Derek) Tonn, Steven (Danielle) Johnson, Emily (Tou) Vang, Elizabeth (Brian) Peitzman, and Elysia Peitzman; great-grandchildren, Olivia, Xoblaim, Sydney, Malcolm and Patrick. Mickey served in the Army and is a veteran of the Korean conflict. Following his service, he worked for the United States Postal Service for many years. Mickey loved his family, fishing, camping and the North Shore. Private family memorial in the spring. In lieu of flowers donations preferred to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. (Published in Pioneer Press on Feb. 19, 2017)

Bronson, Diane Marie (nee Palmquist)
April 19, 1954 - February 4, 2017
Age 62 of Circle Pine.

Hedger, Scott Anthony
August 8, 1966 - February 3, 2017
Age 50 of St. Paul. Soulmate, Brother, Uncle, Son, Godfather and Opa Died unexpectedly on February 3, 2017. Survived by his mate Patricia Bennett; brother, Steve Hedger; sisters, Denise (Matt) Brausam; Vicki (Marc) Cheffer; nieces (Jayne, Mary, Taylor, Rylie, Stephanie, Sedona, Jolie); grandchildren (Ethan and Olivia); godsons (Thomas and Nicholas); and step-son (Zachary and Courtney Klicka). His vast friend network embraced individuals from a broad spectrum of life with a common thread for being steadfast and true. Scott was a transplant to St. Paul from Kankakee, IL, but claimed it as home shortly after his arrival. A solid fan of the Replacements, he came for the music, the weather and the scene. Among other things, he spent a good portion of his early years as a hockey goalie, and loved the sport eternally. He graduated from Bishop McNamara High School in Kankakee, IL. He went on to earn his Bachelor's and Master's Degree at Southern Illinois University and pursued a PhD at the University of Alabama. Scott at his core was a kind, loving man and steadfast friend who enjoyed travel, good food, newsprint, wine, music, golf, beer, dissecting politics and games of chance. The loss of his sharp sense of humor and take on life means it's a lesser world. A celebration of his life will be held April 1, 2017, at Emmett's Public House, 695 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, 11am – 2pm. He has a deep regard for you, so please bring your joy and stories to share. (Published in Pioneer Press on Feb. 26, 2017)

Smith, Shirley Ann (nee Bogan)
May 24, 1945 - February 3, 2017
Age 71 of Minneapolis.

Constenius, Gil Bertha
January 7, 1928 - February 3, 2017
Age 89 of Minneapolis.

Wolbersen, Donald Henry
August 13, 1936 - February 3, 2017
Age 80 of Shoreview.

Kabitz, Grace Elizabeth (nee LeTourneau)
September 7, 1942 - February 2, 2017
Age 74 of White Bear Lake, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Feb. 2, 2017. Preceded in death by her parents, Emil and Hazel Letourneau. Survived by children, Debora (Tom) Watts, William (Karla), James (Victoria), Sherry Schaefer, Kenneth, Katherine (Brian) Sauerwein; 9 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and sister, Jane Kisling. Memorial Service Thursday, 2/9 at 11:00 AM at St. Mary's Of The Lake Chapel, 4741 Bald Eagle Ave, White Bear Lake, MN 55110. Visitation 1 hour prior to service. Followed by luncheon at 12:00 PM. (Published in Pioneer Press on Feb. 5, 2017)

Farden, Kevin Gene
May 12, 1962 - February 2, 2017
Age 54 of Minneapolis.

Dudley Jr., Milton Maureece
November 22, 1957 - February 2, 2017
Age 59 of Bloomington.

Hult, Michael Lee
October 16, 1958 - February 2, 2017
Age 58 of Minneapolis. Preceded in death by mother, Astrid; brothers, Samuel Jr. and Raymond. Survived by son, Michael Jr.; father, Samuel Sr.; siblings, Peggy (Mark) Kevilus, Carl; ex-spouse, Sherry Hult; many other relatives and friends. No services at this time. 

Rolfer, James Leonard
September 24, 1934 - February 2, 2017
"Jim The Good Guy" 9/24/1934 - 02/02/2017 Died peacefully at home surrounded by family on Feb. 2nd, 2017 at 82 years old. Preceded in death by parents Robert and Ethel Rolfer, 5 brothers, 6 sisters, and ex-wife Bonnie. Survived by children; Sandy, Shan, Gary, Jeffrey, Johnny, Rachel, Heidi; 21 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews, also many friends. Fort Snelling salute at 1:00p.m. Call Rachel at 651-274-5706 for location. Visitation from 3:00p.m.-6:00p.m. at Johnson Peterson Funeral Home, 612 Smith Ave. S, St. Paul, MN 55107. Join us at 6:00p.m.-? at Marty's Bar for food, and celebration of life for "Jim The Good Guy". (Published in Pioneer Press on Feb. 8, 2017)

Paulsen, Rodell Mark
November 17, 1961 - February 2, 2017
Age 55 of North St. Paul.

Hall, Aletta Marie (nee Hanes)
February 23, 1975 - February 2, 2017
Age 41 of Lakeville.

Eastham, Mutsuko (nee Otoi)
January 5, 1932 - February 1, 2017
Age 85 of Grantsburg, WI, passed away in St. Paul.

Skue, Keith Gordon
October 18, 1944 - February 1, 2017
Age 72 of South St. Paul.

Davis, Cleo Johnsen (nee Brown)
February 11, 1924 - February 1, 2017
Age 92 of Chaska.

Smith, Robert Welton
June 23, 1961 - February 1, 2017
Age 55 of Maplewood.

Harris, Jessie Charles
April 14, 1927 - February 1, 2017
Age 89 of Minneapolis. Preceded in death by son Lloyd, daughter Della, sister Jessie May. Survived by wife Mary, son Justin, daughter Eller, sister Ethel May; many grandchildren and great grandchildren and many friends. Visitation and Service at Mount Olivet Care View Chapel, 603 West 55th Street, Mpls 55419, Feb. 18th, Visitation at 1:30 PM, service to follow at 2 PM. (Published in the Star Tribune on Feb. 11, 2016)

Slagle, Delbert Lee
June 4, 1967 - January 31, 2017
Age 49 of Minneapolis.

Wilson, Douglas Murl
April 5, 1949 - January 31, 2017
Age 67 of Prior Lake.

Fountain, Ethelle Crawford
July 2, 1925 - January 31, 2017
Age 91 of Westhampton, NY, passed away in Woodbury.

Sutton, Stephen Duane
January 26, 1948 - January 31, 2017
Age 69 of Delano.

Baker Jr., Harold Henry
February 8, 1954 - January 30, 2017
Age 62 of Rosemount. Loving husband, father, grandfather, friend. Died Jan. 30, 2017. Memorial service and lunch Saturday, Feb. 4 at 12:00 pm at First Presbyterian Church in S. St. Paul. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to PO Box 431173 Brooklyn Park, 55443. (Published in the Star Tribune on Feb. 1, 2016)

Schrom, Jay Aldrich
April 15, 1948 - January 30, 2017
Age 68 of Minneapolis.

Lyon, John Vance
March 6, 1971 - January 30, 2017
Age 45 of Minneapolis.

Carlock, James Standley
December 10, 1944 - January 29, 2017
Age 72 of Hopkins. Funeral service TBD.

Gagliardi, Celeste Mae
May 28, 1948 - January 28, 2017
Age 68 of Mahtomedi. Rainbow the clown passed away unexpectedly on January 28, 2017..
A memorial service and celebration of Celeste’s life will be held at Hazel Park Congregational Church, 1831 E. Minnehaha Ave.. St. Paul, at a later date to be determined.

Christina, Victoria M. (aka Dawn Michelle Ganster)
June 13, 1967 - January 28, 2017
Age 49 of Brooklyn Center.

Johnson, Ethel
December 18, 1912 - January 27, 2017
Age 104, formerly of Rochester and Red Wing, died Friday, Jan. 27, 2017 at Cerenity Care Center in St. Paul. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 25, in the Chapel at First Lutheran Church, 615 W 5th St., Red Wing, where Ethel was both, baptized and later confirmed. Family and friends shall gather for a social hour beginning at 10 a.m.; with Memorial services commencing at 11 a.m.; followed by a noon luncheon - all at the church. At a later date, there shall be a private interment by the family at Oakwood Cemetery in Rochester. Ethel, the youngest offspring of Louis and Maren Johnson, was born Dec. 18, 1912 at the Red Wing family farm (Featherstone Township). She was preceded in birth by four brothers, Arthur, Harold, Ragnar, and Leonard; and three sisters, Elvira, Mabel, and Florence; none of whom attained her centurial age. From 1936 through 1975, Ethel worked for the telephone company in Rochester where she was also a sixty-year member at Bethel Lutheran Church. During WWII, when phone communications became so important, Ethel volunteered to work in Washington, D.C. Afterwards she returned to Rochester, her closest family members, and to a supervisory position with Northwestern Bell. During her retirement she loved to travel and did so to all corners of the U.S., to Hawaii, into Canadian Provinces, and over to Europe. In Sept. 2006, Ethel moved from Rochester to the Downtown Plaza in Red Wing, and, later, up to St. Paul, in 2014. A heartwarming smile, love for her family, and sincere interest in whomever she met were Ethel's distinct hallmarks. Today, her family is reflected in 4 generations of nieces and nephews; the youngest, who have always been excited to visit with this family matriarch and the oldest that have seen to her care continuum. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to St. Jude Medical or Alzheimer's Association. 
"What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of us." - Helen Keller

Reardon, Robert "Bobby" Clayton
October 21, 1960 - January 27, 2017
Age 56 of St. Paul. Survived by son, John; mother, Lois; and special friend, Carolyn Roy. Fort Snelling Memorial to be held in the summer. He will be missed by family and friends.

Gross, Edward John
March 27, 1949 - January 27, 2017
Age 67 of Plymouth.

Murphy, John Edward
April 8, 1928 - January 27, 2017
Age 88 of St. Paul.

Lehmann, Phyllis Elizabeth (nee Lundell)
September 9, 1917 - January 26, 2017
Age 99 of St. Paul.

Belisle, Barbara Anne (nee Thompson)
March 4, 1922 - January 26, 2017
Age 94 of Arden Hills.

Van Sickle, Donna Lavilla (nee Kist)
February 8, 1939 - January 26, 2017
Age 77 of Roseville.

Sandvig, Kelly Shawn (nee Soltau)
August 15, 1967 - January 25, 2017
Age 49 of Lindstrom.

Winden, Gayle Renee (nee Velasco)
June 27, 1953 - January 25, 2017
Age 63, of Plymouth, Beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, went to be with the Lord on January 25, 2017. Preceded in death by parents, Vance and Doris Valasco. Survived by husband, Donn Winden, Jr.; sons, Jason (Nikki), Jeremy (Amber); daughter, Jennifer (Eric); grandchil-dren, Bailey, Morgan, Carter, Meranda, Nicholas, Jake, Ryan, and Dakota; siblings, Gene Valasco, Louella (Bob) Weiss, Daryl (Sue) Velasco, Nannette (Paul) Gengler, and Gordon (Stephanie) Velasco; and numerous nieces and nephews. No memorial service. (Published in the Star Tribune on Jan. 31, 2016)

Hugger, Lavina Jean (nee Keister)
September 14, 1932 - January 24, 2017
Age 84 of Willernie. Jean loved gardening, baking, garage sales, and spending time with her grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, Bob; grandchild, Cole Lee; parents, Sam and Alice Keister; and brother, Erwin Jr. Survived by children, Jeff (Gerrie), Cheryl (Randy), Dawn; grandchildren, Beau, Bobby, Benji, Beth, Vanna; great-grandchildren, Sophie, Hailey "Poppy", and soon-to-be twin great-granddaughters; siblings, Kenny (Sandy), Audrey, Hope (Bob), and Mike (Carol). Celebration of Life on Saturday, March 11th from 12Noon-4pm at Forest Lake VFW, 556 - 12th St. SW, Forest Lake, MN. Memorials preferred to family. We loved our mom very much. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. 

Mommer, Regan Elliot
February 2, 1960 - January 24, 2017
Age 56 of Eden Prairie.

Ficker, Joseph Robert
January 6, 1944 - January 24, 2017
Age 73 of St. Paul. Preceded in death by parents, stepmother, all four siblings and one niece. Survived by nephews, Robert Kilgore, of Clovis, NM, John Ficker of West Valley City, UT, Anton Ficker of Rochester, MN, nieces Heidi Travis of Minnetonka, MN, Noreen Moore of Inver Grove Heights, MN, Sondra Straw-Ficker of Buffalo, NY and Nicole Ficker of Inver Grove Heights, MN, several great-nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews. Memorial service Wednesday, February 1, 2017 11:00 am, Eagles Aerie #33 F.O.E., 287 Maria Ave. St. Paul. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers. (Published in Pioneer Press on Jan. 29, 2017)

Bowler, Charles Crossley
January 6, 1949 - January 24, 2017
Age 68 of Minneapolis.

Langer, Mark Francis
March 4, 1938 - January 23, 2017
Age 78 of West St. Paul. Burial on Friday, January 27 at 11:45 A.M., at Lostcreek Cemetery in Ellsworth, WI.

Roberts-Yeekoyou, Kula Kaizolu
June 17, 1957 - January 23, 2017
Age 59 of Minneapolis. Preceded in death by father; two brothers; and two sisters; Survived by husband, Samuel; mother, Massa; ten sisters; four brothers; sons, Terrence, Bobby & Samuel; daughters, Satta, Farmoe & Samelia; and seven grandchildren. Wake service Friday, Feb. 10 at AM and funeral service Saturday, Feb. 11 at 10AM at Hope Presbyterian Church, 7132 Portland Ave, Mpls, MN 55423. (Published in the Star Tribune on Jan. 24, 2016)

Samayat, Tafesse
October 4, 1941 - January 22, 2017
Age 75 of Eagan, originally of Cholle, Ethiopia. Funeral service Wednesday, January 25 at 11:00 A.M. at Ethiopian Evangelical Church in MN, 770 - 7th St. E, St. Paul, MN 55106. Interment to follow at Hillside Cemetery in Minneapolis.

Vito, William "Bill" Bernard
October 14, 1925 - January 22, 2017
Age 91 of Blaine. Preceded in death by parents Felice and Florence; sisters Margaret and Rosemary; daughter Toni. Survived by his wife of 69 years Lucile; sons Kevin and Mike; grandson Brandon; son-in-law Brian; grandsons and other family. Bill served in WWII as a radioman/gunner with the Navy Black Cat Squadron in the South Pacific. He was one the original handful of employees that worked for the fledgling electronics company that became Medtronics. Memorial gathering to be announced. (Published in the Star Tribune on Jan. 26, 2016)

Haugh, Edward Clarence
January 30, 1939 - January 22, 2017
Age 77 of Minneapolis. Preceded by parents and siblings, Therese, George, Clarence. Survived by siblings, Catherine Quist and Allen (Dericia); and many nieces and nephews. He will be deeply missed by family and friends. Masses will be said. Burial at Fort Snelling at a later date. (Published in the Star Tribune on Jan. 28, 2016)

Erickson, Lynne Marie
April 22, 1953 - January 22, 2017
Age 63 of Bloomington, died 1/22/16, after a 3 month fight with stage 4 lung cancer. She is survived by daughter, Meagan Carlstrom and son, Eric Carlstrom. The family wishes to thank Vicki & Sharon, Heather & Bob, Darah, Ann, Phyllis & Steve, Cedarcrest Church friends & FV Southdale Cancer Clinic & 8th fl. Oncology Unit for their help & support. Memorial service Sat., Feb. 4, 1 pm, Cedarcrest Free Meth. Church, 1630 E. 90th St., Bloomington. Memorials gratefully received by the family. (Published in the Star Tribune on Jan. 28, 2016)

Oker, Micheal Bernard
April 21, 1939 - January 22, 2017
Age 77 of Shoreview, joined the spirit world on 1/22/2017. His passing was due to pancreatic cancer and its many complications. A memorial service will be held at a later date and a full obituary will follow with details. (Published in the Star Tribune on Jan. 28, 2016)

Ballantine, Ray Elwin
December 20, 1928 - January 22, 2017
Age 88 of Oakdale. Passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family. Celebration of Life to be held at VFW in No. St. Paul, MN on Friday, January 27th from 4:00pm to 9:00pm. (Published in Pioneer Press on Jan. 25, 2017)

Graper, Mary Jane (nee Van Vleck)
September 17, 1914 - January 21, 2017
Age 102 of Hopkins. Born on September 17th, 1914 passed away peacefully in her own home on Saturday January 21st 2017 at the age of 102. Preceded in death by parents, Frank V. Morse and Janet Calhoun Morse, husband Ben Graper and only son William "Bill" Graper. A flamboyant personality, Jane outlived everyone she knew, both literally and figuratively. Sharp of eye, keen of wit and lived life much larger than her 4ft 7in frame would dictate. A voracious reader, avid doll collector and detailed story teller. She had a long term memory second to none. Jane was especially proud that she was able to work into her 80's and in her 90's sat on the boards of five different groups: The Masonic, Eastern Star, Grand Court of MN and Order of the Amaranth and achieving the highest honor of "Honorable Lady". A special mention to all of her neighbors and friends who helped in achieving Jane's wishes of leaving this world from her own home and on her own terms, and special recognition to her doctor and friend, Raymond W. Scallen, M.D. Jane, rest in peace. We all loved you. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Grandview Park Cemetery in Hopkins, 8901 Maloney Avenue. (Published in the Star Tribune on Feb. 11, 2016)

Jordan, Carl Miller
August 1, 1925 - January 21, 2017
Age 91 of Maplewood.

Losinski, Bernadette Rita (nee Flis)
September 20, 1934 - January 21, 2017
Age 82 of Woodbury. Preceded in death by parents, Frank and Pauline Flis; siblings, Frances, Ann, Helen, Bernice, Pauline, Nellie, Joseph, and Rosemary; and infant son, Andrew. Survived by loving husband of 62 years and best friend, Louis; daughter, Mary (Michael Maas); son, Timothy (Judy) Losinski; grandchildren, Stephen, Catherine, Victoria, Kevin, Jennifer, Jacob, Eve, Joseph, Peter, and Adam; and 10 great-grandchildren.Betty retired from the State of Minnesota after 26 years of service. Her biggest enjoyment was spending time with her grandchildren, traveling, and camping and fishing, especially at Scenic State Park. Rite of Christian Burial to take place Thursday, Jan 26 at 11AM with visitation 2 hours prior at Transfiguration Catholic Church, 6133 15th St N, Oakdale. Memorials to Health East Foundation, Pillars Hospice. (Published in Pioneer Press on Jan. 24, 2017)  

Caturia, Nancy Lynn (nee Clepper)
March 6, 1959 - January 20, 2017
Age 57 of Chisago City.

Leritz, Jerome David
January 22, 1964 - January 20, 2017
Age 52 of St. Paul.

Stewart, William Lee
February 17, 1957 - January 20, 2017
Age 59 of Minneapolis.

Sukola, Daniel George
October 24, 1961 - January 19, 2017
Age 55 of Cambridge. Daniel George Sukola was born on October 24, 1961 in Sandstone, Minnesota to Daniel H. and Eleanor (Bader) Sukola. He passed away of natural causes at his home in Cambridge, Minnesota on January 19, 2017. Dan is proceeded by his father Daniel H. Sukola, his brother Kevin Sukola and his niece Becca Sukola.  Dan is survived by his mother Eleanor Sukola, his brother Chuck (Connie) Sukola, his sister Gail Keeley, his significant other Kathleen Jesse, his daughter Ellice Sukola, grandson Micah Trueman as well as many family and friends. Dan attended the Cambridge school systems and later attended Anoka Technical College for Auto Body.  He worked in the construction field most of his life, and was employed by Kellington Construction. Dan had many interests which included hunting, fishing, and gardening. He took annual trips with his brothers and friends to hunt antelope in Wyoming and deer in Iowa. He was so proud, when he was finally able to take his daughter Ellice bear hunting in northern Minnesota last fall. Dan loved to share his wild game at barbecues with family and friends. Dan enjoyed spending the weekends with Kathleen, his daughter Ellice, soon to be son-in-law Joe and brand new grandson Micah which whom he was extremely proud of. Funeral service Thursday, January 26 at 1:00 P.M., with visitation 1 hour prior, at Salem Lutheran Church, 4638 - 381st Ave. NW, Dalbo, MN 55017. Interment to follow at the church cemetery.

Slayton, Richard Alvin
July 8, 1940 - January 19, 2017
Age 76 of St. Francis, passed away surrounded by family on January 19, 2017. Preceded in death by wife, Kathleen; children, Rick, Suzi, and Tami. Survived by children, Bridgette (Mark) Zobeck, Justin, Melissa (Pat) Ackerman, Jackie Dehn, David Lattu; grandchildren, Troy, Julie, Sara, Heidi, Joseph, Jacob, Ricky, Cody, Jaida, Alex, Lucas, Hunter, Olivia, Jerimiah; siblings, Deb Hansen, Dee Slayton-Holshth; and many other family members and friends. Celebration of Life on Tuesday, January 31, at 10AM with visitation at 9AM at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 1203-5th St. SE, Minneapolis, MN. Richard was an avid fisherman, loved his family, especially his grandchildren. (Published in the Star Tribune on Jan. 28, 2016)

Grady, Charles Wesley
December 9, 1925 - January 19, 2017
Age 91 of Bloomington.

Boutin, Elizabeth Mae (nee McPhail)
October 26, 1925 - January 19, 2017
Age 91 of Excelsior.

Haasl, JoAnn Christine (nee Homme)
July 25, 1932 - January 19, 2017
Age 84 of Lyle, MN.

Cataldo, Robert Angelo
December 15, 1925 - January 18, 2017
Age 91 of St. Paul.

Easton Jr., Joseph Lewis
December 11, 1964 - January 18, 2017
Age 52 of St. Paul.

McQuaid Jr., John Patrick
January 8, 1954 - January 18, 2017
Age 63 of St. Paul.

Hatlestad, Lora Lynn (nee Clarkin)
February 9, 1980 - January 18, 2017
Age 36 of Cottage Grove. Preceded in death by Father Patrick Clarkin, Grandparents Kayl Woodward, EJ Dunham, Maurice Clarkin, and beloved dog Roxy Renee. Survived by Husband Todd, sons Chase, Devin, and Alec. Parents Rebecca Clarkin and Steve Dunham, Michael Nogle (Stacy). Brothers and sisters Derek Clarkin (Stacy), Brittany Mathews (Shandon), Marisa Dunham, and Michael, Kyle, and Matthew Nogle. Grandparents Liz Woodward, Bev Clarkin, and Betty Burdoin. In Law Parents Dianne and Scott Hatlestad, sister-in-law Tara (Jack) Bryson, and many nieces and nephews. Memorial Service to be held in the upper portion of the Croatian Hall in So. St. Paul Monday 1/23 from 3pm to 7pm. Memorials can be sent to PO Box 398, Cottage Grove, MN 55016. (Published in the Star Tribune on Jan. 21, 2016)

Dube, Kathleen Mary (nee Leier)
June 9, 1956 - January 18, 2017
Age 60 of Shoreview.

Sims, Maureen Anne (nee Pince)
January 14, 1947 - January 18, 2017
Age 70 of Cottage Grove, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Jan. 18, 2017. Preceded in death by grandson, Darrin Karnitz. Maureen is survived by daughters, Darcy (Bob) Lau, Tanya (Joel) Karnitz and Colleen (Jermey) Clemen; 10 grandchildren; brothers, Courtney (Helyne), Curtiss (Charlotte) and Dan (Cindy) Pince; sisters, Camille (Bill) Hass and Muriel (Charles) Hamm; many nieces, nephews and special friend, Sue. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at the Church of St. Rita, 8694 80th St. S., Cottage Grove, MN at 11:00 AM with a visitation one hour prior to the service. Memorials preferred. (Published in Pioneer Press on Jan. 22, 2017)

Dahl, Ellamarie Louise (nee Lauritzen)
April 4, 1955 - January 17, 2017
Age 61 of Fridley. Ellamarie went to be with her Savior on January 17, 2017.  Preceded in death by parents, Robert and Louise Lauritzen.  Survived by fiance, James W. Schuman; siblings, Elizabeth (Kenneth) MacCaskie; Linda (Duane) Lussier; Robert (Barbara) Lauritzen; nephews, John Butzler, Michael Lussier; nieces, Crystal Channing, Megan "Tick Mighty Mouse" Lussier; 6 great-nieces; 1 great-nephew; and special friend, Carlton Dahl.  Memorial Service at 11AM on Friday, January 27, at Gustavus Adolphus Church, 1509 - 27th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418.  In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred.  "Death leaves a heartache that no one can heal, love leaves a memory that no one can steal." 

Gospodor, Daniel Richard
September 20, 1954 - January 17, 2017
Age 62 of Minneapolis.

Romuld, Scott Howard
February 13, 1956 - January 17, 2017
Age 60 of New Richmond, WI, was born in Crookston, MN on 2/13/1956 and passed away peacefully on 1/17/17 surrounded by his family. Scott is preceded by his parents, John & Helen Romuld. Scott is survived by his wife Cyndi; children Leah & Joe; children's mother Kathy (Kiewel) Romuld; sisters Sue (Ken) Wurst; Vikki (Bryan) Russell; and brother Dan (Linda) Romuld; and many wonderful nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Services will be held on 1/21/17 at North Heights Lutheran Church, (2701 Rice Street Roseville, MN 55113). Visitation is at 10 AM & Funeral is at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Scott Romuld Memorial Fund (please contact the family for information on how to donate), the American Cancer Society, or Red Cross is preferred. (Published in the Star Tribune on Jan. 18, 2016)

Patraw, Dennis Bruce
February 15, 1941 - January 17, 2017
Age 75 of Shoreview. Born on February 15, 1941 and passed away peacefully on January 17, 2017, after a courageous battle with Lewy Body Dementia and Parkinson's. He was preceded in death by his parents Floyd and Tillie. Survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Mary Jean; children: Lynn Prust (Mitch), Karen Weller (Shawn), Terri Patraw, Richard Patraw (Brenda); grandchildren: Jade, Logan, Callie, Lexi, Luke; grandpuppies: Buddy, Frankie, Sammy, Remi; Siblings: Beverly (Russ) Swenson, Floyd (Judy) Patraw, Joan (Vern) Patraw. There will be a Celebration of Life on January 29, 2017 from 2-5 pm at Green Mill Banquet Room, 1000 Gramsie Rd in Shoreview, MN. Our thanks to everyone at Shoreview Senior Living and HealthPartners Hospice for their special care of Denny. Memorial donations may be made to Capistrant Center for Parkinson's Disease, 559 N. Capitol Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55103. (Published in Pioneer Press on Jan. 22, 2017)

Zwinger, Shirley Ann Louise (nee Neumann)
March 31, 1929 - January 17, 2017
Age 87 of St. Paul. Survived by loving son, John (Brenda) Zwinger; daughter, Dawn (Chico) Hedlund; grandchildren, Brandon Hedlund, Lauren (Thomas) Donohue, Ashley, Corey, Shelby, & Dakota; great-grandchildren, Layla Donohue & Addy Hedlund; brother, David (Judy) Neumann; & many family & friends, with special thanks to Peggy Wearner for her love and care. Memorial service Friday. Jan. 20 at 11AM with visitation 1 hr prior at First Lutheran Church, 463 Maria Ave, St. Paul. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred. (Published in Pioneer Press on Jan. 19, 2017)

Martyn, John Thomas
September 12, 1946 - January 17, 2017
Age 70 of Crystal. Passed away surrounded by family on January 16, 2017. Preceded in death by parents, Ken and Elsie; and brother, Kenny. Survived by wife, Jan; children, Bryan (Susie), Jennifer, Maria (Paul) Foslien, Michael Adams, Justin (Bekki), Angie (Eric) Sawyer; 14 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; sister, Diana (Jay) Dombrowski; many other family members and friends. Memorial service at 11AM on Friday, January 20, at Living Word Christian Center, 9201 - 75th Ave. N, Brooklyn Park, MN.

Livingston, Deborah Ann
February 13, 1956 - January 16, 2017
Age 60 of St. Paul.

Ojeda, Francisco Javier
August 24, 1966 - January 16, 2017
Age 50 of St. Paul.

Heinen, Brian Robert
March 6, 1961 - January 15, 2017
Age 55 of Minneapolis.

Mockenhaupt, William James
October 14, 1942 - January 15, 2017
Age 74 of St. Paul. Survived by loving life partner, Anne Marie Mead; 2 daughters and their spouses; 6 precious grandchildren; and brother, Donald (Sue). Bill lived his life with passion, determination, gratitude and always did it "his way." The loss of Bill leaves a place in our hearts that can never be filled but he gave us a lifetime of sweet memories that we will treasure. We invite you to share your memories! At Bill's request, there will be no public services. (Published in Pioneer Press on Jan. 22, 2017)

Nesenson, Gary Louis
July 20, 1949 - January 15, 2017
Age 67 of Minneapolis.

Dirksen, Bonnie Lee (nee Duncan)
December 26, 1946 - January 15, 2017
Age 70 of Minneapolis.

Suronen, Ronald Harvey
January 21, 1955 - January 15, 2017
Age 61 of St. Paul.

Schlafge Jr., Earl Louis
October 2, 1931 - January 14, 2017
Age 85 of Prescott, WI.

Adams, Mary Margaret
April 12, 1953 - January 14, 2017
Age 63 of Minneapolis.

Franklin, Robert Fraser
September 18, 1943 - January 14, 2017
Age 73 of Eden Prairie.

Schuler, Patricia "Patti" Arlenee (nee Bottomly)
June 18, 1958 - January 13, 2017
Age 58 of Monticello. Patricia was survived by her children, Lucas (Victoria), Lacey (David) and grandchildren, Brodie and Raymond. Patricia was a loving mother and grandmother, she also was an avid animal lover and loved spoiling her cat Pumpkin. Patricia was raised on the east coast and carried the love of the east and seafood with her through out her life. Patricia was loved dearly and will be greatly missed. Memorial service will be held at a later date. (Published in the Star Tribune on Jan. 21, 2016)

Curren, Charels Estel
March 12, 1931 - January 13, 2017
Age 85 of Lakeville.

Forsberg, Mandi Marie (nee McManus)
April 13, 1989 - January 13, 2017
Age 27 of Plymouth.

Phillips III, James Carlisle
April 16, 1951 - January 13, 2017
Age 65 of St. Louis Park. Dedicated father of three, died peacefully on Friday morning in hospice care at Our Lady of Peace in St. Paul. He was 65 years old. Born in Atlanta on April 16, 1951, Jim was raised in Taiwan by his parents, who were Methodist missionaries. After attending undergraduate school at Hamline University, he met his wife, Cathy Murphy, in an electronic music class while pursuing a master's degree at Washington University in St. Louis. He subsequently obtained a PhD in Music Theory and Composition from the University of Minnesota. Following a brief stint as a piano tuner, and his time leading the writing lab at what is now Century College, Jim worked for 27 years in the library at the Star Tribune. He watched his children during the day and worked from the early afternoon until late, fastidiously classifying photographs. Ever a city person, he moved with his family in the mid-1980s, somewhat reluctantly, from South Minneapolis to St. Louis Park. Jim spent his free time in numerous choirs and singing groups. Although not of Swedish descent, he played the fiddle for years in the American Swedish Institute's Spelmanslag, taking on the slightly-controversial task of transcribing traditional songs that may have never been written down before. In addition to being a musician, Jim was also an art enthusiast, loyally supporting both the Minnesota Orchestra and the Minneapolis Institute of Art. He kept in touch with his friends and family via an annual letter, including original collage art, called the Phillips Sun Moon Journal. A caring and kind person who involved himself in the lives of many, Jim made time for people. He donated to social justice groups and bought several instruments for people who expressed an interest in learning to play. Crafting custom-made cards for loved ones was one of many ways Jim showed his affection. After he retired from the Star Tribune, he continued to work part-time as a paraprofessional in the St. Louis Park School District, where he formerly volunteered teaching students about art, music, and grammar. He especially loved working with the children at Park Spanish Immersion. Jim lived in the same house with his wife in St. Louis Park for more than 30 years, in a close and supportive neighborhood. In August, an MRI detected a large aneurysm near Jim's brain stem. He underwent a risky surgery for the aneurysm in September, and during the surgery he had a stroke. Jim is survived by his mother Ruth; his wife Cathy; his children Tim, Laura, and Meridel; his grandchild Josie; and his sisters Carol (Don), Ann (Bob), and Claire. He will also be remembered by other relatives, including several nieces and nephews and his extended family in Mexico. A celebration of his life will take place on Saturday, January 21 at 4:00 p.m., at St. Luke Presbyterian Church, 3121 Groveland School Road in Wayzata. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Our Lady of Peace or Amnesty International. (Published in the Star Tribune on Jan. 21, 2016)

Ziegahn, Tressa Kate (nee McFarlin)
January 9, 1920 - January 14, 2017
Age 97 of St. Paul.

Maldonado, Elizabeth Marian (nee Gilbertson)
December 23, 1955 - January 12, 2017
Age 61 of Mound, passed away unexpectedly on January 12, 2016. Liz will always be remembered for her bright talkative nature, she could, and would, carry on a conversation with anyone, making all feel welcome. Preceded in death by parents, Louis and Marian Gilbertson. Survived by daughters, many loving relatives and friends. Be at peace Mom. Memorial service Friday, Jan. 27 at 11:00 AM at St. Johns Lutheran Church, Mound, MN. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Mound Fire Dept. (Published in the Star Tribune on Jan. 21, 2016)

Horacek Jr., John Frank
November 25, 1947 - January 12, 2017
Age 69 of Birchwood, WI.

Watkins, Robert Eugene
April 1, 1948 - January 11, 2017
Age 68 of Brooklyn Center.

Maxson, Kent LeSourd
February 15, 1953 - January 11, 2017
Age 63 of Hager City, WI.

Sok, Tay
February 4, 1952 - January 11, 2017
Age 64 of Hugo.

Kress, James Oral
March 15, 1950 - January 10, 2017
Age 66 of Pine City.

Lund, Christopher William
December 4, 1953 - January 10, 2017
Age 63 of Savage.

Macy, Peggy Sue (nee Kelly)
August 8, 1938 - January 9, 2017
Age 78 of Rosemount.

Mork, David Jerome
June 19, 1948 - January 9, 2017
Age 68 of Minneapolis.

Undlin, Byron John
May 28, 1944 - January 8, 2017
Age 72 of Golden Valley.

Russell, Ricky Lynn
March 25, 1951 - January 7, 2017
Age 65 of Spring, TX, passed away in Burnsville.

Hedrick, Raymond Leo
May 10, 1934 - January 7, 2017
Age 82 of St. Paul.

Boxman, Elisabeth
April 12, 1935 - January 7, 2017
Age 81 of Minneapolis, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 7th, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Teunis Pieter Boxman and Marie Wilmink, her lifelong friend Ardella Bennett, and brother-in-law Karel Wiersma. Elisabeth (Lies) was born April 12, 1935 in Zwolle, The Netherlands. She studied in Amsterdam and graduated February 1961 with a degree in Medical Technology. She left two weeks after graduation for the USA, to a job at the Children's Orthopedic Hospital in Seattle, Washington. In 1966, she moved to the Twin Cities to work at the Fairview Southdale Hospital laboratory, eventually serving as manager from 1988 until she retired in 1994. Lies was Dutch through and through. Growing up in occupied Holland during World War II left a lasting imprint on her. She had many stories of those early years, and loved to exchange observations of American culture with others born outside the US. She became a US citizen in 2012 and couldn't wait to vote in her first election. An avid reader, she knew more American history than 99% people born in the US. She retained her strong Dutch accent throughout her life. Lies was a serious stamp collector. For more than 50 years, she regularly corresponded with people around the world, exchanging stamps and handwritten letters, and building enduring virtual friendships in a time before the Internet. She loved to sit at her roll-top desk, writing letters and getting her albums in order. The perfect birthday gift for Lies was either a box of stationery or a big stack of used, empty envelopes with stamps that had been postmarked--but not torn. When Lies came to the US she developed a lifelong friendship with Ardella Bennett who welcomed her into her home and family life with daughter Jaimie. They remained housemates to the end, from the early days in Seattle to Richfield, Minnesota and finally the assisted living apartments in St. Paul, where Lies passed away two days after Ardella. Elisabeth is survived by her sister Iet Wiersma-Boxman, nephew Peter Wiersma (Liesbeth and children Marieke and Jelle), niece Mariska Langevoort-Wiersma (Rene and children Eva and Nena), nephew Ronald Wiersma (children Hanne and Joost), all of The Netherlands; and Jaimie Bennett (Bret Hesla and children Samuel and Rosina) of Minneapolis. Funeral will be held Saturday January 28th at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 2315 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, 55404, USA at 11am with visitation at 10:30 am and lunch following. Memorial gifts may be given to the church. (Published in the Star Tribune on Jan. 14, 2016)

Ryan, Edward Raymond
February 18, 1925 - January 7, 2017
Age 91 of Bloomington, formerly of Milwaukee, Delafield & Dousman, WI Died peacefully January 7, 2017 in Bloomington, MN. Born February 18, 1925, raised in Milwaukee WI, graduate of both Marquette HS and University ('43), serving in the US Navy during WWII. He and loving wife Marguerite Sullivan enjoyed a 65 year marriage until her death in 2014. Survived by 3 children: Lynn of Arcata, CA, Patricia of St Paul, MN, and Edward III of Piercy, CA; 2 grandchildren: Kristin (David) Keil, and Beth Hannon; and 3 great grandchildren: Jacob, Rachel, and Zack Keil; sister Mary Adam of AZ; multiple nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Preceded in death by brother Daniel Ryan SJ, and sister Margaret Stowosser. Ed was a loving husband, father, and grandfather; active in the Catholic Church throughout his life, serving as an usher into his 80's; an entrepreneur of several Milwaukee underground construction companies over 50 years including Edward R Ryan Inc; a life-long athlete and teammate, playing formal basketball in high school; baseball; and decades of recreational basketball and racquetball, regularly winning state and national medals at the Senior Olympics into his mid-80's. He enjoyed fishing, travel with wife Marge, and was an avid reader, especially in his later years. Graveside services will be held at a later date in Milwaukee, WI when his ashes will be buried next to Marguerite's. (Published in the Pioneer Press on Feb. 12, 2016)

Peterson, Gregory Leonard
May 21, 1966 - January 6, 2017
Age 50 of Minneapolis.

Pearson, Jack Raymond
December 14, 1953 - January 5, 2017
Age 63 of Minneapolis.

Sharp, Curtis Craig
April 19, 1960 - January 5, 2017
Age 56 of Minneapolis. Beloved son, brother and uncle passed away peacefully on January 5, 2017 at the age of 56 after a long struggle with his health. Preceded in death by his grandparents Ottes and Irene Sharp and Anthony and Edna Schley; uncles Wayne Sharp and John Schley. Survived by his loving dad Curtis D. Sharp (Mary Ann); and mother Carole Sharp; brothers Cary (Shelly), Cole (Cindi), and Christopher (Patti); plus many nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. He worked for the Hennepin County Court system for a period of years which he enjoyed. "Craig" was born in Virginia, MN on April 19, 1960 and earned his Boy Scout Eagle Merit Badge while attending school in St.Paul, MN, later moving to Ham Lake, MN and graduating from Blaine, MN high school. He was active in many school music and theater events which he continued to do through life. He loved reading, watching old movies, listening to music from past years and enjoying life to the fullest and was extremely creative, using his mind and hands to create things. A celebration of "Craig's" life will be held at a later date to gather his family and friends for a tribute to his life. (Published in the Star Tribune on Jan. 14, 2016)

Bennett, Ardella Joan (nee Strobel)
September 11, 1931 - January 5, 2017
Age 85 of St. Paul. Funeral service Sunday, January 8 at 4:00 P.M., with visitation 1 hour prior, at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 2315 Chicago Ave., Minneapolis, MN. Private interment at Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Eureka, SD.

Wheatley, John Laben
May 3, 1941 - January 4, 2017
Age 75 of Bloomington.

Ellis, James George
January 12, 1948 - January 4, 2017
Age 68 of Crystal.

Olson, Frances Harriet (nee Pederson)
November 30, 1936 - January 3, 2017
Age 80 of St. Paul.

Davis, Ollie Mae (nee Henry)
November 22, 1949 - January 3, 2017
Age 67 of St. Paul.

Bean, Karen Marie (nee Randal)
December 1, 1945 - January 3, 2017
Age 71 of Minneapolis.

Bordone, Linda Gean (nee Canfield)
November 8, 1949 - January 3, 2017
Age 67 of Eagan.

Balston, Hobart Delano
August 25, 1936 - January 3, 2017
Age 80 of St. Paul.

Wood, Barbara Jane (nee Scales)
March 17, 1935 - January 2, 2017
Age 81 of Apple Valley.

Igoe, Carolyn Frances (nee Knierim)
October 6, 1961 - January 2, 2017
Age 55 of Minneapolis. Preceded in death by her parents John and Mary Knierim, Carolyn is survived by her husband of 33 years, Tim; children, Christina and Nicholas; and daughter-in-law Victoria. Carolyn embodied joy. Whether she was making friends in her checkout line, catching the most fish in the boat, leaving the longest and most endearing voicemails, or baking bars as thank you gifts for any act of kindness, she was the most loved and will be missed. A celebration of her life will be held Noon Sat, Jan. 14, 2017 at the Cremation Society of MN at 4343 Nicollet Ave, Mpls, MN 55409 (612) 825-2435. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to MN Animal Humane Society or Catholic Eldercare. (Published in the Star Tribune on Jan. 9, 2016)

Gulso, Wayne Andrew
August 19, 1945 - January 2, 2017
Age 71 of North Branch. Survived by children, Debbie Lorey, Lois (Dennis) Hunter, Curt White, David White, Christine (Terry) Kneisel, and Wayne Gulso, Jr.; brother, David Gulso; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and other family. Funeral service Friday, January 13 at 11:00 A.M., with visitation 1 hour prior, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 38460 Lincoln Trail, North Branch, MN 55056. Private interment at a later date.

Stephney, Major
August 6, 1951 - January 2, 2017
Age 65 of St. Paul.

Santine, Anthony Emilio
August 22, 1965 - January 2, 2017
Age 51 of St. Paul.

Ross, Wynetta Bernice (nee Morgan)
June 4, 1929 - January 1, 2017
Age 87 of Lino Lakes. Private family services.

Vance, Michael Eugene
September 18, 1947 - January 1, 2017
Age 69 of St. Paul. Survived by wife Penny, children Patrick, Bridget and Dana; sisters Janet Mishler and Vicky (Kirk) Gaylord; grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews. Retired from Metro Transit. A celebration of Mike's life will be held at Tin Cups Bar 1220 Rice Street Saint Paul, MN 55117 on Sunday January 15th, 2017 from noon-3pm. Memorials preferred. (Published in the Pioneer Press on Jan. 8, 2016)

Howlett III, William "Bill"Edward
March 18,1966 - January 1, 2017
Age 50 of Shoreview. Passed away surrounded by family on Jan. 1, 2017. Survived by wife, Donna; sons William IV & Benjamin; sisters Renee' & Michele. Preceded by parents William Jr. & Audrey. Celebration of Life, Jan 16, 2:00 pm, Eagle Brook Church, 7775 20th Ave. N. Lino Lakes. Memorials preferred to St. Therese at St. Odilia. (Published in the Pioneer Press on Jan. 15, 2016)

Gilgenbach, Thomas Dale
December 11, 1951 - January 1, 2017
Age 65 of Cambridge, passed away January 1, 2017 from an illness.Preceded in death by parents.Survived by son, Brian (Maizie); grandchildren, Dameon, Gabby, and Hailey; brothers, Ron (Gina) and Gary (Cindy); sisters, Nancy Harvieux, Linda (Duane), and Dolly Bollig (Jack); and many nieces, nephews, and friends. Celebration of Life Sat. 1/7, 2-4PM at Isanti VFW, Post 2735, 410 Railroad Ave. S.E. (Published in the Star Tribune on Jan. 4, 2016)

Veronikas, Michael Robert
May 14, 1940 - December 31, 2016
Age 76 of Columbia Heights and Albertville. Passed away peacefully surrounded by family on December 31, 2016. Michael enjoyed metal detecting and coin collecting. Preceded in death by parents; sister, Lorraine; and grandson, Nicholas Veronikas. Survived by children, David (Kim), Paul, Matthew (Michelle), Mark, John, Robin (Mitchell) Carlson, Mandy, Mitchell; 9 grandchildren; many other relatives and friends. Funeral Mass on Monday, January 9, at 10:30AM with visitation one hour prior at St. Albert Catholic Church, 11400 - 57th St. NE, Albertville, MN. Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.  

Smith, Peter Paul
November 19, 1946 - December 31, 2016
Age 70 of Hopkins. He was born in Chicago, Ill. He worked as a copywriter in Advertising for 40 years. He liked to say "Please don't tell my mother I am in advertising because she thinks I am in prison." Pete wrote essays for Minnesota Public Radio for 4 years. He published 2 books and wrote many poems, songs and stories. He was a prolific writer and reader. He loved his book club, loved his cigars with Sid at Lake Calhoun and most of all loved his family. Pete was the guy in the back of the crowded room at a party. Always observing. His heart was so big. So many people will remember his quiet kindness. Pete was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer on October 11 and died December 31. He barely had any time to wrap his head around all of this. He spent a great deal of time at the Veterans Hospital in Minneapolis. The love and kindness he experienced at the VA was truly a gift. Thank you to all those exceptional nurses, docs and volunteers. What you do everyday is beyond any words. The outpouring of kindness, generosity and love from family, friends and people who didn't even know Pete was so emotional and so heartfelt by all of his family and especially by Pete. Thank you will never say it all. Survived by his wife, Mary Duffy, his children, Sam D. Smith (Brigitte), Emily G. Eagon (Eric), Joe M. Smith (Britanny) and John H. Smith, his granddaughter Miss Renny Gen and a boy due in April. Pete's siblings: Jud (Mari), Betsy Wexler (Stuart), Kate Albrecht (Ray), Margaret Bruner, Tony (Darlene), Clem (Johnna). Preceded in death by father, John J., mother, Margaret Murnane, brother Phil and sister Martha Dolson. Pete is also survived by the Duffy family who will miss him so much. So many nieces, nephews and cousins Pete loved so dearly. We will remember his smile, his humor and most of all his huge heart. He had only 2 regrets: " I would have done yoga and eaten more Nutter Butters." Pete wrote this song December 12th The time has come It's time to go Time to head Down that lonesome road Just one thing Before I go Tell the world I love it so I love it so In memory of Pete, hug your family, be kinder than you want to, drink plenty of milk and write home to mom. A Celebration of Pete's life to come. YOU are loved, Peter P. Smith (Published in the Star Tribune on Jan. 7, 2016)

Kitzmann, Margaret (nee Weston)
April 12, 1936 - December 31, 2016
Age 80 of Little Canada.

Kindred, Alexis Renee
November 29, 1939 - December 29, 2016
Age 77 of Minnetonka.

LaFavor, Harrison Thomas
March 10, 1945 - December 29, 2016
Age 71 of Hastings, MN, Allentown, PA & Simsbury, CT. Died peacefully surrounded by family on December 29, 2016. Private interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Gate 2 Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017 at 10:00 AM. (Published in the Pioneer Press on Jan. 8, 2016)

Rath, Cynthia Sue (nee Garry)
August 11, 1959 - December 29, 2016
Age 57 of Coon Rapids.

Brown Jr., Quincy Lee
February 15, 1936 - December 29, 2016
Age 80 of Minneapolis.

Holm, Colleen Sue (nee Elliott)
August 21, 1949 - December 28, 2016
Age 67 of Minneapolis. Survived by husband, Clifford Holm, her mother, and children: Daniel Luscomb, James Luscomb, Angie Luscomb Ullery, and step-son Vincent Holm; 12 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Preceded in death by her father George Elliott and a step-daughter Pamela Holm. Memorial service on Saturday, January 7, 2017, at 1:30 pm at Faith Mennonite Church, 2720 E. 22nd St., Minnea-polis, MN 55406. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be sent to the American Cancer Society.(Published in the Star Tribune on Dec. 29, 2016)

Narigon, Thomas Alan
November 22, 1953 - December 27, 2016
Age 63 of North Oaks, passed away after a long battle with liver cancer. He was Vice President of Purchasing for Bellisio Foods, and had worked in the food industry for many years. At heart, he was a musician and over the years played saxophone with several jazz ensembles as well as the Shoreview Northern Lights Variety Band. He spent many hours volunteering for a variety of community organizations. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; son Henry (Abby) Narigon; daughters Ellen (Andreas) Hansen, Amelia (Stuart Frazier) Narigon, and Elizabeth Narigon; as well as his parents, Joseph and Betty Narigon; two brothers, Edward (Sara) Narigon and Michael (Kim Lewis) Narigon; a sister, Nancy (Warren) Green, and many nephews, nieces, friends, and colleagues. Visitation: 4:00-7:00 pm on Friday, December 30 at Peace Methodist Church, 5050 Hodgson Rd., Shore-view. Memorial service: 1:00 pm Saturday, December 31 at the Shoreview Community Center, 4580 Victoria St North, Shoreview. Memorials preferred; a music scholarship is being created in his memory. (Published in the Star Tribune on Dec. 29, 2016)

Karl, Leisa Gay (nee Schroeder)
July 8, 1960 - December 27, 2016
Age 56 of St. Croix Falls, WI.

Simon, Julie Ann
March 3, 1961 - December 27, 2016
Age 55 of White Bear Lake.

Cohen, Sheronica Rickell Maxine
October 30, 1984 - December 27, 2016
Age 32 of St. Paul.

Wiita, Harriet Ann (nee Ossell)
February 22, 1931 - December 26, 2016
Age 85 of Minnetonka.

Graves, Grace Evelyn (nee Sommerness)
June 11, 1916 - December 26, 2016
Age 100 of Woodbury. Evelyn was born June 11, 1916 in Columbus, ND. Preceded in death by parents, Anton and Ida (Hovland) Sommerness; sisters, Amy (George) Harth and Alice (Milo) Stakston; brothers, Arthur, Orris and Carlton (Helen).  Survived by sons, Charles (Carol) and Robert (Beth); grandchildren, Kevin (Nicole), Kristen (Dan) Koepke, Craig (Rebekah), Janine (Chad) Marty and Brian (Andi); great-grandchildren, Hayden Graves and Adelynn Marty.  Memorial Service 2 PM, Fri., Dec 30, 2016, at Stonecrest Senior Living, 8725 Promenade Ln., Woodbury, MN.

Archabal, John William
April 12, 1942 - December 26, 2016
Age 74 of St. Paul. He is survived by his wife, Nina; son, John (Alice); and grandson, John William II. He also leaves behind his sister, Fidele (Malloy) and brother, Daniel, both of Massachusetts. John's legacy is the great good he did for others throughout his life. The family requests no flowers. Memorials to the charity of the donor's choice. Private services.

Scanlon, Thomas "Red" Daniel
April 5, 1954 - December 26, 2016
Age 62 of Ramsey. Passed away peacefully at his home on December 26, 2016. Preceded in death by his father, Patrick; father-in-law, Harlie Privette; and sister-in-law, Rita Scanlon.  Survived by wife, Ann; son, William; daughter, Mackenzie; mother, Cathy; brothers, Leon (Cheryl), Dale (Sue), Larry (Colleen); many nephews, nieces, family, and friends. Red enjoyed hunting and spending time at his cabin. Red was a longtime member of the Elk River Eagles Club. Memorial Mass on Saturday, December 31 at 11AM, visitation at 9AM at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, 7101 - 143rd Ave. NW, Suite G, Ramsey, MN 55303.   

Peter, Joan Marie (nee Barlau)
November 12, 1956 - December 24, 2016
Age 60 of Buffalo, went home to be with the Lord on Christmas Eve. Survived by parents, Del Barlau, Carol & Jerry Wolfgram; siblings, Kathy, Maria (Paul), Chris, Jeff and Tara; children, Jason, Jeremy (Amy), Nicole and Sarah; grandchildren, Jasmine, Emily, Michael, Steven and Ethan. Preceded in death by her sister, Karen Petersen. Memorial service 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 6, at Living Word Christian Center (Chapel), 9201 75th Ave. North, Brooklyn Park, MN 55428. (763) 315-7000 (Published in the Star Tribune on Jan. 3, 2016)

Bond, Doris Bentley
October 29, 1914 - December 24, 2016
Age 102 of Sauk Centre.

Cannon, Madge Victoria (nee Anderson)
February 26, 1961 - December 24, 2016
Age 55 of St. Paul.

Tuma, Margaret Rose
March 13, 1944 - December 23, 2016
Age 72 of Bloomington and Minneapolis, died Dec. 23, 2016. Preceded in death by parents William and Elaine; brother, Neil. Survived by daughter Mercedes Tuma-Hansen; brothers Keith, Marvin and William Jr. Born in Webster Township, she grew up farming with horses. Earning a master's degree at the U of M, she became a Minneapolis Public Schools teacher and counselor, and a follower of local folk music. Wake Fri, Jan 6, 4-7pm. Sat, Jan 7, 11am visitation, noon funeral mass followed by lunch. All at St. Leonard of Port Maurice Church, 40th and Clinton Ave S, Mpls. In lieu of flowers, memorials to children's and public education endeavors. (Published in the Star Tribune on Jan. 3, 2016)

Ferraro, Thomas James
December 4, 1949 - December 23, 2016
Age 67 of Wyoming.

Lang, Neil Mitchell
March 6, 1961 - December 23, 2016
Age 55 of St. Paul.

Hammer, Helen Rose (nee Retenski)
August 24, 1929 - December 23, 2016
Age 87 of Eden Prairie.

Duffy, John William
March 3, 1952 - December 20, 2016
Age 64 of Mounds View..

Harbaugh, Beate (nee Pohl)
February 5, 1959 - December 20, 2016
Age 57 of Inver Grove Heights.

Guadarrama, Melissa Iris
February 1, 1982 - December 19, 2016
Age 34 of West St. Paul.

Kaufenberg, Mary Jo Catherine (nee Seiler)
February 2, 1942 - December 19, 2016
Age 74 of Maplewood.

Spitzer, Bruce Allen
June 28, 1951 - December 19, 2016
Age 65 of Kensal, ND.

Pritchard, Mary Felicia (nee LeClaire)
April 5, 1935 - December 19, 2016
Age 81 of Otsego. Beloved Wife, Mother & Grandmother. Died peacefully at home on Monday with her loved ones. Services Wednesday, St. Michael's Church, Stillwater. Visitation 10am. Mass 11am. Interment St. Michaels Cemetery. Luncheon follows at St. Michaels Church.(Published in Pioneer Press on Dec. 25, 2016)

Seemann, LaVonne Ann (nee Olson)
December 9, 1937 - December 19, 2016
Age 79 of Richfield.

Knickerbocker III, Donald Roy
October 5, 1968 - December 19, 2016
Age 48 of Hudson, WI.

Runston, Julia Lucille (nee Perrin)
September 19, 1949 - December 19, 2016
Age 67 of Foreston.

Erickson, Barbara
June 21, 1942 - December 19, 2016
Age 74 of Minneapolis. Wake 5-9pm, Thursday Dec. 22, at The Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, 1308 E. Franklin Ave, MPLS. Funeral 9:30am, Friday Dec. 23 at the Lakewood Cemetery Chapel, 3600 Hennepin Ave., MPLS. Interment following at Lakewood Cemetery. (Published in the Star Tribune on Dec. 22, 2016)

Santos, Edward
December 8, 1929 - December 18, 2016
Age 87 of Oakdale.

Crawford, Keiko (nee Seki)
August 30, 1925 - December 18, 2016
Age 91 of Eagan. She was born in Minami-daito, a remote island off the coast of Okinawa, Japan on August 30, 1925. She lived in Dayton, Ohio, then moved to Eagan, MN in 1994 to retire and to be near her family. She is survived by son, James (Margaret) and grandchildren Shannon and Sean. A private service for immediate family will be held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. (Published in Pioneer Press on Dec. 25, 2016)

Johnson, Robert Edwin
December 18, 1935 - December 18, 2016
Age 81 of Cottage Grove.

Kraft, Marilyn Mae (nee Wieneke)
March 25, 1938 - December 18, 2016
Age 78 of Brooklyn Park. Survived by son, Michael (Barbara) Kraft; daughters, Karla (Ron) Heeter, Shelley (Terry) Gearin; sisters, Donna Johnson and Sharon Fitzloff; brother, Dean Wieneke; grandchildren, Michael, Sarah and Mitchell Kraft, Spencer and Tyler Gearin; and her loyal canine companion, Echo. Marilyn spent most of her working years in the dog grooming business. Memorial service 11:30 AM Friday, December 30th at Faith Lutheran Church, 12449 Clementa Ave. NW, Monticello, MN. (Published in Star Tribune on Dec. 24, 2016)

Schardin, Beverly Kay (nee Vivant)
October 18, 1946 - December 17, 2016
Age 70 of Minneapolis.

McLaird, Dale Richard
September 2, 1947 - December 17, 2016
Age 69 of West St. Paul.

Larkins, Jessie Mae (nee Winfield)
February 5, 1951 - December 17, 2016
Age 65 of Maple Grove. Funeral service Saturday, December 31 at 11:00 A.M., with visitation 1 hour prior, at True Vine Missionary Baptist Church, 2639 N Thomas Ave., Minneapolis, MN. Interment to follow at Gethsemane Cemetery in New Hope.

Girard, Gloria Katherine (nee Kveen)
April 23, 1926 - December 17, 2016
Age 90 of St. Paul.

Standingchief, Theodore William
March 31, 1970 - December 16, 2016
Age 46 of Minneapolis.

McQuay, Ione Arlene (nee Eekhoff)
November 18, 1946 - December 16, 2016
Age 70 of Foreston.

Jamison, James "Jay" Canyon
December 12, 1951 - December 16, 2016
Age 65 of St. Louis Park. Preceded in death by wife Joan Cushman and parents Frances and Thomas Jamison. Survived by siblings Michael (Rosalyn) Hyatt, and Katherine, Cameron, Jacqueline, Georgine, and Dale Jamison, step-children Steven (Anna), Laura (Karen), and Scott Fine, and grandchildren Michael, Leah, and Alex, and many relatives and friends. Memorial service Thursday, Dec. 29, 6:30pm followed by potluck meal at Minneapolis First Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2315 Nicollet Ave, Mpls 55404. (Published in Star Tribune on Dec. 24, 2016)

Tripanier, Robert Anthony
October 3, 1947 - December 15, 2016
Age 69 of Gilbert, AZ, passed away in St. Paul.

Eldred, Bert Almarion
July 3, 1958 - December 15, 2016
Age 58 of Minneapolis.

Anderson, Curtis Bruce
January 21, 1936 - December 14, 2016
Age 80 of Mendota Heights. Passed away surrounded by family on December 14, 2016 from complications of dementia. Preceded in death parents, Carl and Josephine. Survived by beloved daughters, Lisa Greenberg and Lora Anderson; former spouse and best friend, Janice Anderson; beloved grandchildren, Rachel and Zachary Greenberg, Hailey and Allie Case; fur friend, Ruby; siblings, Alton, David (Sam); Carol (Emily) Andersen; many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. Curt was the life of the party and will be dearly missed. Private internment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Robbins, Andrew Blake
September 20, 1974 - December 14, 2016
Age 42 of Pine City.

Townsend, Percy Calvert
April 5, 1941 - December 14, 2016
Age 75 of Robbinsdale.

Rai, Sarswati (nee Subba)
January 1, 1966 - December 13, 2016
Age 50 of Minneapolis.

Osterhus, Ruth Olive (nee Laskey)
June 20, 1933 - December 13, 2016
Age 83 of Linwood Township, was released from her earthly body with family present on Dec. 13, 2016 after an eight year struggle with Alzheimer's disease. Ruth is survived by her husband of almost 58 years, Philip; three children, Grace (Kim) Tramm, Mark (Robyn), and Tom (Hoku); eleven grandchildren; and two daughters-in-law. Visitation on Tues, 12/20, from 5 to 8 pm at North Heights Lutheran Church, 2701 Rice St., Roseville, MN. Funeral on Weds, 12/21 at 11 am, with visitation one hour prior at 10 am (same church). Interment at Linwood Cemetery. philosterhus@gmail.com. (Published in Pioneer Press on Dec. 18, 2016)

Bryant, Joyce Marie (nee Jefferson)
January 3, 1953 - December 13, 2016
Age 63 of White Bear Lake.

Anderson, Diane Marie (Mulkern)
June 14, 1959 - December 13, 2016
Age 57 of Shakopee.

Tilsen, Jan Ellen (nee Veneziano)
July 25, 1949 - December 13, 2016
Age 67 of West St. Paul.

Padgette, Jeremy Brian
June 3, 1973 - December 12, 2016
Age 43 of Brainerd.

Gilbertson, Marty Esther (nee Almquist)
December 2, 1927 - December 12, 2016
Age 89 of Mound.

Atnip Jr., Jack Wilkinson
January 21, 1947 - December 12, 2016
Age 69 of Sprague, Manitoba, Canada.

Martin, Mark June
March 28, 1962 - December 11, 2016
Age 54 of Minneapolis.

Judge, JoAnne Kathleen (nee Kaiser)
March 17, 1947 - December 11, 2016
Age 69 of St. Michael.

Ruud, Harold Gordon
March 3, 1942 - December 9, 2016
Age 74 of St. Paul.

Hinkley, Walter Bruce
July 3, 1954 - December 9, 2016
Age 62 of New Brighton. Loving Husband, Father and Grandfather Passed away December 9, 2016. Survived by his wife of 36 years, Venita (Bunnie); children, Colleen (Peter) Espinosa, Rita (Nathan) Teorey, and William (Rhiannon) Hinkley. 8 grandchildren; sibling Linda Klingbeil and nephew who he loved like his own Jeffrey (Heather) Klingbeil and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by mother and father, 2 brothers and a sister. He will be missed greatly by many friends and family. Memorial service to be held Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at American Legion Post 303 7365 Central Ave NE Fridley MN 55432 from 2pm – 5pm. (Published in Pioneer Press on Dec. 18, 2016)

Alatorre, Maria Teresa (nee Fernandez)
January 25, 1957 - December 8, 2016
Age 59 of West St. Paul.

Kofsky, Irma (nee Jaffee)
December 19, 1919 - December 8, 2016
Age 96 of Hopkins.

Marson, Paula Ann
July 3, 1946 - December 8, 2016
Age 70 of Landfall. Paula walked on her journey on December 8, 2016. Survived by son, Richard. (Published in Pioneer Press on Dec. 11, 2016)

Jacobson, Robert Charles
December 3, 1950 - December 8, 2016
Age 66 of St. Paul.

Goodsell Jr., James Merritt
June 26, 1964 - December 8, 2016
Age 52 of Hugo.

Gorenshteyn, Boris Shlemovich
November 13, 1931 - December 7, 2016
Age 85 of St. Paul, originally of St. Petersburg, Russia.

Chamberlain, Patricia Charlotte (nee Stone)
March 17, 1941 - December 7, 2016
Age 75 of Moose Lake.

Williams, Charlita Ossie (nee Thompson)
November 8, 1932 - December 7, 2016
Age 84 of Burnsville.

Caylor, Robert Raymond
November 12, 1940 - December 6, 2016
Age 76 of Eagan. Passed away December 6, 2016 after a year long battle with cancer. Survived by wife, Mary; son, James (Denise); daughter, Susan (Jude) Girtz; and 5 grandchildren. Private family interment at Fort Snelling in the Spring.

Lefler, Harold Henry
January 2, 1950 - December 5, 2016
Age 66 of Chaska.

Poe, Bobby Lee
November 22, 1949 - December 5, 2016
Age 67 of St. Paul.

Carling, Amy (nee Rowell)
May 7, 1949 - December 5, 2016
Age 67 of Milaca.

Chapman, Carson Warren
August 21, 1934 - December 5, 2016
Age 82 of St. Paul, passed away peacefully at home on Dec. 5, 2016 with his loving family by his side. Preceded in death by wife, Jeanette Chapman; father, Warren Chapman; mother, Alice Rubert; sister, Faith & granddaughter Franny. Carson is survived by children, Annette Lopez; Brenda Delgado (Leo) Cevin & Douglas (Carmen); grand kids, Lanaya, Zach, Phillip, Jesse, Rosanna, Casandra, Elainna, Douglas Jr., & Shawn; 13 great grandchildren; sister, Mary and many other loving family & friends. Memorial service at 6:00 pm Tuesday Dec. 13 at St. James Lutheran church 460 Annapolis Street W., West St. Paul. Family will greet friends 2 hours prior to service. (Published in Pioneer Press on Dec. 11, 2016)

Jones, Bessie
June 11, 1937 - December 4, 2016
Age 79 of Minneapolis. Funeral service Tuesday, December 13 at 1:00 P.M., with visitation 1 hour prior, at New Salem Missionary Baptist Church, 2507 Bryant Ave. N, Minneapolis. Private interment.

Vietor, Leilani Ann
June 5, 1962 - December 4, 2016
Age 54 of Maplewood.

Forga, Lawrence Carl
June 2, 1950 - December 4, 2016
Age 66 of St. Paul.

Olson, Richard Glenn
October 25, 1950 - December 4, 2016
Age 66 of Robbinsdale.

Zarynoff, Barbara Hitchcock
April 26, 1938 - December 4, 2016
Age 78 of Minnetonka.

Mestenhauser, Josef Paul
July 19, 1955 - December 3, 2016
Age 61 of Rosemount. He is preceded in death by his father Josef. He is survived by his daughter, Lisa (Raymond) Mulero; granddaughter, Arianna; mother, Patricia, and fam-ily. There will be a celebration of life Sat, Dec 10, 12-4 PM at the Mediterranean Cruise Cafe, 12500 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville, MN. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to: Our Lady of Peace Hospice Home, 2076 St Anthony Ave., St. Paul, MN 55104, Attn: LisaSweeny or ourladyofpeacemn.org. (Published in Star Tribune on Dec. 6, 2016)

Alexander, Sandra Jane (nee Patten)
April 11, 1938 - December 3, 2016
Age 78 of Stillwater.

Van Bockel Dufresne, Kathy Lynn
September 5, 1956 - December 3, 2016
Age 60 of Fridley, died on 12/3/16, of liver failure. She is survived by her mother, sister, 2 brothers, and 2 daughters. A memorial service will be held in March, details TBD. (Published in Star Tribune on Dec. 7, 2016)

Hooks Sr., Wayne Lewis
June 20, 1957 - December 2, 2016
Age 59 of St. Cloud.

Stubbs Jr., Anthony Delbert
May 3, 1993 - December 2, 2016
Age 23 of Minneapolis.

Dennstedt, Robert Lowell
August 27, 1956 - December 1, 2016
Age 60 of Richfield. Passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loved ones 12/1/16. Preceded in death by parents, 2 brothers and 2 sisters. Survived by wife, Joyce; daughters, Julie (AJ) Hofer, Jessica (Andreas) Sklavenitis, Marissa (Neil) Stromback; grandchildren, Skylar and Willow Hofer and Abigail and Maximus Sklavenitis; siblings, Zandra (Chris) Anderson, David (Allore) and John (Denise); mother-in-law, Patricia Johnson; and many other relatives and numerous friends. Special thanks to the HCMC Urology and Cancer Center and Hospice of the Twin Cities. Celebration of life 12/10, 1-3 PM at VFW Post 5555, 6715 Lakeshore Dr., Richfield. To honor Bob's love and passion for riding, please wear your favorite Harley attire. Memorials preferred to the family in lieu of flowers. (Published in Star Tribune on Dec. 3, 2016)

Bork, Robert Gregory
August 27, 1965 - November 30, 2016
Age 51 of Plymouth.

Peak, William Aurthur
May 27, 1956 - November 30, 2016
Age 60 of St. Paul.

Nolan, Vivian Florence (nee Reiman)
July 19, 1930 - November 30, 2016
Age 86 of Richfield.

Keeling, Cleo Delvin
November 22, 1942 - November 29, 2016
Age 74 of Brooklyn Center.

Jacobson, Lois Joy (nee Wold)
May 16, 1924 - November 29, 2016
Age 92 of Eagan, passed away peacefully on November 29, 2016. Preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Marie Wold; her husband, Arthur Jacobson; and grandson, Darren Wools. Survived by children Laurie (Terry) Johannes, Kay (Ed) Quiggle, Lee Jacobson; grandchildren Dean (Annika) Everson, Maria (Tim) Packard, Larissa (Jason) Keller, Amanda Johannes; and nine great-grandchildren. Lois will be remembered for her quick wit and wisdom that touched all who knew her. Private burial will be held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, followed by a memorial reception on Wednesday, Dec 7, 1:00pm at Eagan Pointe Senior Living, 4232 Blackhawk Rd, Eagan, MN 55122. (Published in Star Tribune on Dec. 3, 2016)

Harris, Theodore Stanley
September 23, 1962 - November 28, 2016
Age 54 of St. Paul.

Becker, Terry Lee
June 15, 1949 - November 28, 2016
Age 67 of Maple Grove. Precious daughter, sister, aunt and a dear friend to many.  Passed away peacefully at home November 28, 2016 surrounded by her loving niece and caregiver Gwenny Shipley; sister, Muriel Sisterman; nieces, Cindy Resch & Kathy Wrobel; great-nephew, Bob Wood; great-niece, Tina Shipley; great-great-niece, Madi Rios; and dear friend, Larry Plocienik. Preceded in death by parents, Luverne & Harold; brothers, Jim and Dick Becker; sisters, Pat Abrams and Mary McLean.  Survived by brothers, Harold (Gwen) Becker, William (Iva) Becker; sister, Muriel Sisterman; sisters-in-law, Shirley Varney, Phyllis Becker; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.  Special thanks to her sister Mary and family for caring for Terry. Gratitude to special nurses, Natina, Sarah and Naomi. Celebration Service at 11AM on Satruday, December 3rd at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 7401 County Rd 101, Maple Grove with visitation 1 hour prior.  Memorials preferred to the family.

Elliott, Donald Oliver
September 27, 1925 - November 27, 2016
Age 91 of Plymouth.

Speten Sr., Cory James
July 23, 1987 - November 27, 2016
Age 29 of South St. Paul. Passed away suddenly. Survived by his beloved children, Cory Jr. & Aiyanna Payne; mom, Dawn Speten; dad, Andy Freeberg; children's mother, Mary Payne; grandparents, Kurt & Lois Speten, Patti Boyd. He will be greatly missed by many other family and friends. Celebration of Life to be held at Arcade-Phalen American Legion, 1129 Arcade St., St. Paul. Monday 4-8pm. Memorials preferred. (Published in Pioneer Press on Dec. 11, 2016)

Kinney, Donald Schaefer
May 21, 1942 - November 27, 2016
Age 74 of Brooklyn Park. Loving husband, father, and grandfather.  Passed away suddenly on November 27, 2016. Preceded in death by parents, Don and Edna; and brother, Tom.  Survived by wife, Carol; sons, Tim (Renee), Patrick (Tracie); grandchildren, Elsa, Trigg, Inga, Anya, Isaac, Weston, Cecilia; sister, Mary (Robert) Weiderhoeft; many relatives and friends.  Memorial Mass on Friday, December 2, at 3PM with visitation one hour prior at St. Olaf Catholic Church, 215 S 8th St., Minneapolis, MN. Memorials preferred to St. Olaf Catholic Church.    

Rice, Beverly Jean
August 6, 1945 - November 26, 2016
Age 71 of Faribault.

Holmes, Martha Elizabeth (nee Erickson)
February 25, 1933 - November 25, 2016
Age 83 of Rochester, passed away on November 25, 2016, of natural causes. She was surrounded by her loving family.A Funeral service celebrating her life will be held December 7th, 2:00 pm at Zumbro Lutheran Church, 624 Third Ave. SW, Rochester, MN 55902, with Pastor Lisa Kipp, officiating. Cake and refreshments will be served following the service. Martha was born in Rochester, February 25, 1933 to Elbin and Christina Erickson. She graduated from Rochester High School, and went on to Rochester College for accounting. She married Gerald Holmes on October 22nd, 1955 in Rochester.  She worked as an Accountant for the City of Rochester,  St Mary's Hospital, The Town House Restaurant, and finally as the accountant at Michaels Restaurant for over 30 years. Martha was an avid Quilter. She enjoyed cooking, and spending time with family and friends. Playing Bridge was one of her favorite pastimes. In her retirement years she enjoyed sewing and creating crafts for her family, sitting on the porch at the cabin, and hanging out with her best friend and companion, her dog Taffy. Martha is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Gerald, her son Scott, and her older brother Calvin. She is survived by her two daughters Holly Dison (Mark), Tammy Har (Mike), her son Todd Holmes (Sue), and daughter in-law Janet Holmes. Her Grandchildren , Joshua, Jacob, Kierra, Tate, Nicole, Erica, Travis, and Andrew, as well as her many Great Grandchildren. (Published in Rochester Post-Bulletin on Dec. 3, 2016)

Pekas, Susan Siobhan (nee Kennedy)
November 1, 1960 - November 25, 2016
Age 56 of Bloomington.\ Our beloved mother, sister, daughter, friend, and fiance, Susan S. Pekas passed away peacefully on November 25, 2016, surrounded by her loved ones. At the age of 56 she was cherished and loved by all. She never failed to light up the room. Her memory will live on through: the nurture she instilled in her three children, Samantha Pekas, Frank Pekas, Jami Pekas; The guidance she provided her siblings, Cullen Kennedy and Bridget Kennedy; the fulfillment she brought to her parent's, Barbara Kennedy and Jim Kennedy's, lives; and the love she shared with her fiance, Rick Williams. We want to thank HCMC for the exceptional care she was provided. Funeral Service will be Tuesday November 29th from 4-8pm at the Legion Post 435, 6501 Portland Avenue. S., Minneapolis, MN 55423. (Published in Star Tribune on Nov 28, 2016)

Leaf, Charles Frederick
May 17, 1931 - November 25, 2016
Age 85 of Woodbury.

Farell, Dora Haydee (nee Poussin Crottogini)
September 27, 1934 - November 25, 2016
Age 82 of Arden Hills. Dora died peacefully at her home in Arden Hills, MN, surrounded by her family on Nov. 25, 2016. Dora is survived by her husband of 58 years, Cesar; three children, Virginia, Gustavo, Paula; six loving grandkids; countless Uruguayan and French relatives and a lifetime of close friends. "Lita" (short for abuelita which is Spanish for grandmother) was born on Sept. 27, 1934 in Madrid, Spain. In 1938 the family returned to Uruguay. In 1978 the family moved to Mpls, MN, where Lita began her 15 year career as a Spanish teacher at Harding High School - a profession that she avidly loved. Lita was described as kind, selfless, caring, full of life and a great cook and will be dearly missed. She has left behind countless memories which will be forever cherished. An open house will be held in her honor on Saturday, Dec. 10th, from 2-4 pm, at the home of her daughter Virginia. Condolences may be sent to the Farell family at P.O. Box 16467, St. Paul, MN 55116. (Published in Pioneer Press on Dec. 4, 2016)

McClellan, Michael Church
January 10, 1937 - November 25, 2016
Age 79 of Minneapolis. Survived by wife Audrey, sons Michael and John, daughters-in-law Anita and Carla, grandson Aaran. Also survived by twin brother Tom and family. Predeceased by parents, Mac and Merneva, brother Steve, sisters-in-law Emelie and Joan, parents-in-law Inda and Edgar Phillips, brother-in-law Jack. Mike was very active in the Twin Cities Celtic community, a member/board member of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, St. Andrew's Society, St. David's Society, Twin Cities Scottish Club, St. Piran's Society, Scottish American Center, and the Manx Society of Minnesota. He was an accomplished Welsh, Scottish, Cornish and Manx dancer. He was well known for his "Becoming a Swordfighter" program, presented at many Scottish and Cub Scout venues. Proud graduate of Thomas Lowry grade school, University High, and the University of Minnesota (SLA and Library School). Worked at Hastings State Hospital, Minneapolis police officer, 1961-1965, head librarian, Hopkins Public Library, and Honeywell corporate research librarian. Served in the U.S. Army Reserve Medical Corps. The family expresses its thanks to the staff and volunteers of Methodist Hospital Frauenshuh Cancer Center and to Our Lady of Peace Hospice for their tender loving care of our dear Mike. Mike was a true gentleman, kind, sweet and funny, loved by family and friends alike. He will be forever missed. He loved rock music and we will think of him whenever we hear the Grateful Dead. Celebration of Life service 2 to 4 PM December 10 at First Unitarian Society, 900 Mt. Curve, Minneapolis 55403. Memorial donations suggested to the American Cancer Society, Planned Parenthood, or Our Lady of Peace Home, 2076 St. Anthony Ave., St. Paul. (Published in Star Tribune on Dec. 3., 2016)

Fox, Darla Dee (nee Peruissman)
June 5, 1947- November 24, 2016
Age 69 of Inver Grove Heights.

Rigby, Heidi Lynn (nee Finch)
June 3, 1967 - November 23, 2016
Age 49 of Plymouth.

Borgen, Robert Duane
August 6, 1939 - November 23, 2016
Age 77 of St. Paul.

Rock, Garrett Lee
September 27, 1964 - November 23, 2016
Age 52 of St. Paul.

Royce, Terry Anne
January 6, 1956 - November 23, 2016
Age 60 of Minneapolis.

Merkle, Joseph
May 8, 1973 - November 21, 2016
Age 43 of Minneapolis.

Smith, James Robert
May 19, 1982 - November 20, 2016
Age 34 of Brooklyn Center.

Hiruy, Minwiyelet Minas
October 23, 1955 - November 20, 2016
Age 61 of St. Paul, originally of Debremarkos, Ethiopia. Funeral service Wednesday, November 23 at 12:00 P.M. at Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo, 4401 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis. Interment to follow at Hillside Cemetery in Minneapolis.

Morgan, Raymond Allen
September 25, 1926 - November 19, 2016
At the age of 90, Ray passed away peacefully surrounded by family.  Recently of Anoka, MN, Ray was born and raised in LaGrange, IL.  He attended Wheaton College where he met and, in 1951, married June Scribner.  They lived in West Chicago, IL until retirement when the call of grandchildren in Minnesota caused them to move up north.  Ray had multiple careers and retired from General Mills.  After 49 years of marriage, Ray was preceded in death by his lovingly devoted wife June.  He was also preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Mary (Rimerman) Morgan, brother, Robert Morgan and infant son, Randall Morgan.  He is survived by his sister, Marilyn Morgan, daughter Janet (Brian) Dantzig, son Roger (Rachel) Morgan and son Richard (Cheri Sperr) Morgan. He enjoyed having 7 grandchildren: Ryan (Mandi), Rhonda, Robert (Madeleine), Victoria, Paul, Julia and Heather and 4 great grandchildren: Cody, Tanner, Trinity and Afton.  Ray is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.  Ray loved the call of the open road and visited all 50 states and each Canadian province and territory.  He was interested in keeping up with current events, playing Scrabble with family and reading his Bible.  He firmly believed in Jesus and the family is at peace knowing he is now with his Lord.  Memorials preferred to Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL.  Plans for a memorial service are pending.

Hunnicutt, Rhonda Joan (nee Stutz)
July 13, 1945 - November 19, 2016
Age 71 of Minneapolis. Survived by husband, Jerry. Informal memorial will be 6 pm to 8 pm, Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at Evans Nordby Funeral Home, 6000 Brooklyn Blvd, Brooklyn Center. Memorials preferred to Sharing and Caring Hands. Evans Nordby 763-533-3000 (Published in Star Tribune on Dec. 4, 2016)

Nielsen, Darrell Palmer
March 20, 1948 - November 17, 2016
Age 68 of New Hope, passed away Nov 17, 2016 after a battle with cancer. Preceded in death by sister Beverly Prestholdt, brother Jeffrey, parents Olive and Palmer. Darrell is survived by son Brian, daughter Jennifer, sister Diane Nordstrom (Del) Austin TX, brother Scott, and 19 nieces & nephews. Darrell was a prolific athlete, Cooper HS athlete of the year, Concordia (Moorhead) athlete, well known softball player for Mr. Bobs, and a 2013 inductee into the USSSA Hall of Fame. Darrell was a great character to all who knew him and will be greatly missed. A memorial open house is planned for Friday, Dec. 9 (4 to 9pm) at Scott's home. (Published in Star Tribune on Nov. 19, 2016)

Dyson, Michael Arthur
August 8, 1951 - November 17, 2016
Age 65 of Coon Rapids.

Koberstein, Diane Patricia (nee Lawrence)
November 4, 1951 - November 16, 2016
Age 65 of Minneapolis. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. Norman & Loris Lawrence. She is survived by her husband, Greg Koberstein; her son, Sean Hayes of Tampa, FL; her brother & sister, and other family. Private service family only. (Published in Star Tribune on Nov. 17, 2016)

Peterson Jr., Seth William
August 14, 1943 - November 16, 2016
Age 73 of Lindstrom. Preceded in death by parents, Seth and Fanny Peterson; brother Khaled Eisa (Harold), and sister-in-law Kathy. Survived by siblings Robyn (John Killam), Eric, Alan, Gloria, Polly, and Greg (Luiza); former wife Lela; sister-in-law Eiman, and nieces and nephews. Seth loved babies, drum corps, gardening, Angry Birds, computer graphics, science and science fiction, helping his friend Steve write opinion letters, standing up for people's rights, discussing issues, the Beatles, running, making websites, flamenco dancing, making jelly, beekeeping, eating hot food, and being with his family, who will miss him immensely. Memorial service notice at a later date. (Published in Star Tribune on Nov. 19, 2016)

Bartlett, Keith Parker
September 25, 1929 - November 16, 2016
Passed away peacefully with family by his side Nov. 16, 2016 at the age of 87. Formerly of North St Paul MN, he moved to Collegeville MN in 1989. Preceded in death by daughters Brenda and baby Amy. Survived by loving wife of 57 years, Louise, children Kevin (Blia), Bruce (Linda), and Mary (George) Nemanich, thirteen grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Warm thanks to Keiths special care givers. Memorial service on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 3:30pm with visitation one hour prior at St Therese of Woodbury Chapel. Memorials, in lieu of flowers, encouraged to National Parkinson Foundation MN, hospice or donor's choice. (Published in Pioneer Press on Nov. 20, 2016)

Grunheid, Werner Herman
July 19, 1929 - November 16, 2016
Age 87 of Waconia.

Worthington, Leslie Elizabeth
December 19, 1950 - November 15, 2016
Age 65 of St. Louis Park.

Reed, Leonard John
August 21, 1949 - November 15, 2016
Age 67 of Isanti.

Schmitz, Violet Elaine (nee Stanley)
November 4, 1924 - November 15, 2016
Age 92 of St. Paul. Born to Henry and Rose Stanley of Humbird, WI, passed away November 15, 2016. Violet worked at Presto and later at Agri Bank where she retired in 1992. Violet was married to Philip Schmitz for many years and was a loving mother. She later found her voice in "Toast O' the Town" Toastmasters where she was a member for 30 years. Violet loved her Lord and people. She was a loyal member of Eastside Community Lutheran Church and a volunteer at Salvation Army. Violet is survived by her 6 children, Debra Licht, Stuart Schmitz, Lana Sanders and husband, Greg, Larry Schmitz and wife, Leslye, Lisa Briggs and husband, John, Timothy Schmitz, nine grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be on November 21 at 9:00 am, followed by a Memorial service at 10:00 am at Eastside Community Lutheran Church, 1212 Earl St., St. Paul, MN. A private graveyard service will be held at 4:00 pm at Mentor Cemetery, Humbird, WI. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred. (Published in Pioneer Press on Nov. 20, 2016)

Hilton, Pauline Mary (nee Andrews)
February 7, 1950 - November 14, 2016
Age 66 of Minneapolis.

Wagner, Michael "Mike" John
May 9, 1944 - November 14, 2016
Age 72 of Stillwater. Preceded in death by his parents, Orville and Lucille. Survived by his beloved wife Gayle, sons Daniel and Hans, and daughter Penelope. Also survived by 1 brother, 3 sisters and 6 grandchildren. Celebration of Life Gathering, Friday, Nov. 18th, 2016, 11:00am, at Trinity Lutheran Church. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the 11:00 am service. Trinity is located at 115 N. 4th St., Stillwater, MN. In lieu of flowers, donations to the International Myeloma Foundation are preferred. (Published in Pioneer Press on Nov. 16, 2016)

Allwine, Amy Louise (nee Zutz)
December 10, 1972 - November 13, 2016
Age 43 of Cottage Grove. Funeral service Monday, November 22 at 1:00 P.M., with visitation 1 hour prior, at the New Brighton Community Center, 400 - 10th St. NW, New Brighton. Interment on Tuesday, November 23 at 10:00 A.M. at Mound Prairie Cemetery in Woodbury.

Katona, Marika Theresa (nee Dome)
August 2, 1952 - November 13, 2016
Age 64 of Zimmerman, passed away peacefully at home on November 13, 2016 with her family by her side after a courageous 2 month battle with cancer. Survived by her husband of 45 years, Johnny, 4 children, Melinda Broom, Attilla (Sarah) Katona, Csilla & Greg; 8 grandchildren, Emmily, Ethan, Darren, Charlie, Emma, Nicholas, Robert, Rheid; her sister, Julia; nieces and nephews, numerous friends, co workers and neighbors. A special thank you for all the nurses, doctors, staff, and hospice personnel, at U of M Fairview, 7D for their generous caring, support, kindness and love they have shown Marika. Memorial service Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 10:30 am, with visitation one hour prior at Christ Our Light, 804 7th Ave S., Princeton, MN. Private family burial to follow. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in honor of Marika to Fairview Foundation - Hope Chest for Breast Cancer. (Published in Star Tribune on Nov. 15, 2016)

Selisky, Daniel Charles
June 7, 1952 - November 13, 2016
Age 64 of St. Paul, left this life on Nov. 13th to join those that left before him. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl; daughter, Sandra; son, Daniel; step-daughters Mary and Sherri; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. A Celebration of life luncheon will be held, in the party room, at 2901 Cutters Grove Ave, Anoka, on Saturday, Nov. 26th from 11 AM-2 PM. (Published in Star Tribune on Nov. 16, 2016)

Carter, Sandra Joyce (nee Talbott)
July 2, 1947 - November 13, 2016
Age 69 of Brooklyn Park.

Fischer, Brenda Christine (nee Hay)
December 18, 1958 - November 12, 2016
Our beloved Brenda, age 57, of Minneapolis, passed away Nov. 12. She was a unique, vibrant, and tenacious soul from the beginning. After a hard-fought battle, liver disease claimed her body and liberated her beautiful spirit. Survived by daughters Alexandra and Lucy; granddaughter Luna; parents Bernelle Hay and Bruce Hay; siblings Belinda (Doug) Nachtsheim, Barry (Christine) Hay, and Byron Hay; former husband Steve; and many other family members. Peace, love, and light, dearest Brenda. We'll miss you so. Visitation 2:30 pm, service 4pm on Friday, Dec. 2 at St. Timothy's Lutheran, 825 51st Ave NE, Columbia Heights. Memorials preferred to The Hay Family for the benefit of Brenda's daughters. (Published in Star Tribune on Nov. 16, 2016)

Patterson, Ruby Ann (nee Byers)
April 26, 1939 - November 12, 2016
Age 77 of Crystal.

Schuier, Theresa Angeline
November 20, 1927 - November 11, 2016
Age 81 of St. Louis Park, died on Nov. 11, 2016 after a lengthy stay for treatment of Parkinson's disease at Texas Terrace Health Care, St. Louis Park, MN. She was born April 18, 1935 to John and Angeline (Dzialdowski). She attended St. Mary's Grade School in Hurley, WI and Hurley High School, graduated in the class of 1953. Preceded in death by her parents; brother, John; and sister, Mary Grace. She is survived by her sister, Margaret Rentmeesters; six nephews; and three nieces. Funeral services will be held at a later date. Condolences may be sent to Margaret at 2018 N. Sherman Ave, Apt 11, Madison, WI 53704. (Published in Star Tribune on Nov. 19, 2016)

Hallberg, Eva Ann (nee Tutt)
November 20, 1927 - November 11, 2016
Age 88 of Roseville, passed away peacefully on November 11, 2016 and went home to be with the Lord. Preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Darrell and David Tutt. Survived by husband of 60 years, Ernest; children, Daniel (Calinda), Daryl (Mary), Diann (Chad) Edens; 8 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild; siblings, Roy (Lyla) Tutt, Betty Morland, Amy (Jerry) Backlund, Elsie (Harold) Wynia and many nieces and nephews. Memorial service 11:30 am Friday, November 18, at Bethany Baptist Church, 2025 Skillman Ave W, St Paul. Visitation 1 hr prior at 10:30 am. Private interment at Sunset Cemetery. Memorials to Bethany Baptist Church (Published in Pioneer Press on Nov. 13, 2016)

Fetzek, Thomas Robert
December 24, 1958 - November 10, 2016
Age 57 of Marina Del Rey, CA, formerly of Hopkins, passed away November 10, 2016. Preceded in death by mother, Barbara. Survived by father, Robert of New Brighton; sisters, Leann Lisana of St. Paul and Laurie Jansen of Hopkins; and brother, John (Eleanor) of Maple Grove. Private family service will be held at a later date. (Published in Star Tribune on Nov. 19, 2016)

Sholey, Elisabeth Lucia (nee Brower)
February 20, 1960 - November 10, 2016
Age 56 of Stillwater.

Cardenas, Marcos
June 18, 1935 - November 10, 2016
Age 81 of St. Paul. Funeral service Tuesday, November 22 at 11:00 A.M., with visitation 1 hour prior, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, 398 Superior St., St. Paul. Private interment at a later date at Resurrection Cemetery in Mendota Heights.

Jacobs, Martha (nee Reynolds)
November 3, 1938 - November 10, 2016
Age 78 of Eagan.

Sawczynec, Kathleen Marie (nee Glaus)
October 20, 1954 - November 10, 2016
Age 62 of Farmington.

Johnson, Richard Anthony
January 8, 1955 - November 9, 2016
Age 61 of St. Paul. Passed away peacefully at home on November 9th, surrounded by loved ones. Born January 8, 1955 in Kansas City, MO, his family relocated to St. Paul MN in 1968. Preceded in death by parents, Lee and Imogene (Rather) Johnson, sister Susan Wadud and brother Frank DeClue. He graduated 1973 from Mechanic Arts High School where he lettered in football and track and field. A retired union carpenter, he enjoyed camping and fishing. Survived by siblings Michael, Theron (Phyllis), Edith and Edward (Roxanne); children, Richard Johnson, Melody Gonsior, Letitia Wilson, Anthony Gonsior, Christopher Johnson and a host of nieces, nephews and grandchildren. A private memorial will be held. (Published in Pioneer Press on Nov. 16, 2016)

Alexander, Dean Peter
December 18, 1952 - November 8, 2016
Age 63 of St. Paul.

Milam, Gene Carlton
June 4, 1929 - November 7, 2016
Age 87 of Minneapolis, passed away in the presence of his family on November 7th, 2016. He is preceded in death by his wife, Anita; siblings, James, William, & Mary; and parents, James and Evelyn. Survived by children, Kelly, Sydney, Mark, & Robin; six grandchildren; and one great grandchild. Eugene proudly served his country in World War II 187th Gli Inf, twice decorated, and will have a private memorial with military honors at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Phillips, Randall Scott
June 6, 1957 - November 7, 2016
Age 59 of Roseville.

Pixley, Scott Donald
September 18, 1937 - November 7, 2016
Age 49 of Minneapolis. Memorial service Sunday, November 20 at 3:00pm with visitation 2:00-3:00pm at Cremation Society of MN, 4343 Nicollet Ave, Mpls, MN (612)825-2435 (Published in Star Tribune on Nov. 12, 2016)

Bruner, Thomas Russell
November 10, 1946 - November 6, 2016
Age 69 of Minneapolis. Survived by sons Don (Marcy) and Russel (RJ); grandsons Mason and Jack; siblings Jerry (Ann), Anne Koss, Mary Johnson, John; and nephews, nieces and cousins. Preceded in death by parents Russell and Gerene and brother Mike. Born in St. Paul; grew up in Excelsior; graduated Minnetonka HS and MCTC; attended U of MN and Metro State U. Loved his family, learning, good food and crossword puzzles. Our sincere gratitude for the kind, caring and professional care provided by Fr. Sebastien B. and the staffs of HCMC, the Benedictine Health Center (especially Monica) and Twin Cities Hospice (especially Amy and Erica). No service. Memorials preferred to American Cancer Society. God speed Tom as the angels carry you to Paradise. (Published in Star Tribune on Nov. 12, 2016)

Alexander, Melvin
August 6, 1932 - November 6, 2016
Age 84 of Brooklyn Park.

Ruetz, Marjorie Ann (nee Moore)
December 24, 1933 - November 6, 2016
Age 82 of Minneapolis.

Gill, Ja'Naiyah Kamani Latrice
November 5, 2016
Burial services TBD.

Dame, Jeremiah Daniel
January 24, 1943 - November 5, 2016
Age 73 of Lino Lakes. Services TBD.

Wright, Jean Marie
March 4, 1929 - November 5, 2016
Age 87 of Minnetonka.

Doran, John William
March 23, 1947 - November 4, 2016
Age 69 of Apple Valley. A long time sign painter and fisherman died at home on November 4th, 2016. He is survived by his wife, Marti Lindekugel; siblings, Tina (Chuck) Mendoza, Colleen (Chris) Reynolds, and Mike (Lori); children, John (Deanna), Jen (Tim) Kalmes; and grandkids, Nicole, Natalie, Grace and Jack. We will respect his wishes to not have a formal memorial service and will instead celebrate his life with a gathering of family and friends. Memorials preferred to Fairview Hospice. (Published in Star Tribune on Nov. 12, 2016)

Brown, Laura Lynn (nee Williams)
February 20, 1966 - November 4, 2016
Age 50 of North Branch.

McLaughlin, Ann Marie (nee Knight)
June 27, 1965 - November 4, 2016
Age 51 of Maple Plain. Born in Denver, CO on June 27, 1965, died in St Paul, MN on Nov 4, 2016. Preceded in death by father Charles; sister Kathy. Survived by children Whitney (Troy Stouder-mire), Taylor (Jared Granley); grandsons Troy III and Kashton; boyfriend Andrew Heinzen; mother Grace; siblings Bob and Janice; many relatives and great friends. Celebration of Life Service will be at 11 am on Saturday, Dec. 3 at The Mills Church, 13215 Mtka Drive, Minnetonka 55343. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Our Lady of Peace Hospice. (Published in Star Tribune on Nov. 12, 2016)

Quick, William Emanuel
January 20, 1925 - November 4, 2016
Age 91 of Northfield, MN, passed away peacefully on November 4, 2016. He was born in St. Paul, MN, on January 20, 1925 to William and Estelle Quick, and graduated from White Bear Lake High School in 1944. He served in the US Army in the China, Burma, India Theater of WWII and was honorably discharged in 1945 after his parents were both killed in a car accident. He married Ruth (Linman) Quick on October 6, 1951. Ruth and Bill were married for 38 years and enjoyed life together with their two children, Amy (Roland) Hamborg and Tim (Julie) Quick. Ruth passed away in Toronto, Canada after receiving a lung transplant in 1988; too young, too soon. After having their home destroyed in the 1965 Fridley tornado, Bill moved his family to Northfield, MN, where he worked for 25 years as a purchasing agent at Sheldahl Company, retiring in 1992. He cherished his co-workers and the many friendships he made there. Sheldahl had many contracts with NASA and Bill’s signature is on a piece of NASA spacecraft that now rests on the surface of Mars. In 1988, Amy and her family moved to Northfield to be closer to Bill where he spent the next 28 years sharing his love of nature and his kind, gentle spirit with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  He loved to read, and he never lost his zeal for learning. He was passionate about protecting the environment and gave generously to many organizations that saved children, whales, trees, gorillas, birds, and rivers. He wanted to leave the world as a better place for others. Bill is survived by his loving family including his children, his grandchildren Benjamin (Andrea) Hamborg, Joshua (Katie) Heaton, Joseph William Hamborg, Tessa Hamborg, and Payne, Dawson, and Reagan Quick, and his great-grandchildren Kaia and Gunnar Hamborg and Annelle Heaton. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Ruth, and his sister, Marjorie Richards. A celebration of his life will be held graveside at Acacia Cemetery, in Mendota Heights, MN, on November 19, 2016 at 10:00 am. As for memorials, Bill would have wanted you to do something kind for someone or make a donation to a charity of your choice.

Kotz, Robert George
Feburary 22, 1932 - November 3, 2016
Age 84 of Inver Grove Heights.

Troxel, Karen Marie
October 9, 1954 - November 3, 2016
Age 62 of St. Paul.

Brill, Alan Theodore
August 3, 1921 - November 3, 2016
Age 95 of St. Paul, passed away peacefully on November 3, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. Preceded in death by wife, Sheila; and 2 brothers. He is survived by children, Patrick (Fang), Julia (Mike) Laas, Mary Stone (Chris Miller); grandchildren, Martin Novak, Valerie Novak (Jeff Eichorst), David Brill; great-grandaughter, Andrea Novak; many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Alan graduated from Whittier High School in Whittier, CA. He loved his Catholic faith, and his family. Mass of Christian Burial 11am on Thursday Nov. 10 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 749 - 6th Ave. S., South St. Paul. Visitation 1 hour prior at 10am. Internment immediately after Mass at Calvary Cemetery, followed by a luncheon. Family would like to thank the wonderful staff, residents, and volunteers at Little Sisters of the Poor and Our Lady of Peace Hospice. Memorials preferred to Little Sisters of the Poor or Our Lady of Peace Hospice. (Published in Pioneer Press on Nov. 6, 2016)

Elliott, David William
November 2, 1958 - November 2, 2016
Age 58 of Minneapolis.

Johnson, Randall William
May 9, 1956 - November 2, 2016
Age 60 of Oak Grove, passed away November 2, 2016 after his battle with cancer. Preceded in death by his parents Rueben and Doris; sister Jean. Survived by his wife Diane; children; grandchildren; sisters and brothers. Memorial service Monday, November 7, at 4 PM, Community Room, 21202 Old Lake George Blvd., Oak Grove. (Published in Star Tribune on Nov. 5, 2016)

Kronebusch, Victoria Susan
December 7, 1956 - November 1, 2016
Age 59 of Kellogg.

Jodsaas, Wilma Alma (nee Wahlman)
February 6, 1922 - November 1, 2016
Age 94 of Robbinsdale.

Fry, Jewel
November 27, 1958 - October 30, 2016
Age 57 of Minneapolis.

Plochocky, Edgar Vladimar
March 22, 1926 - October 29, 2016
Age 90 of Crystal, passed away peacefully on October 29, 2016. Survived by beloved wife of 58 years, Nancy; 5 children; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; 3 brothers; many other relatives and friends. Fort Snelling Graveside Service on Tuesday, November 15, at 2 PM. (Published in Star Tribune on Nov. 5, 2016)

Ablan, Geri Anne (nee LaMott)
May 25, 1965 - October 28, 2016
Age 51 of Rosemount, passed suddenly Oct. 28, 2016. Preceded in death by mother, Mary LaMott. Survived by husband, Mike; daughter, Kelsey LaMott; father, Dennis LaMott; sisters, Judy (Joe) Schwartz and Jackie (Nancy) Nelson-LaMott; brothers, Joe (Valerie) and Jacob LaMott. Her warm caring heart will be dearly missed by her family and all who knew her. Visitation Mon., Nov. 7, 4-8 pm; memorial service Tues., Nov. 8, 2 pm; visitation 1 hr prior. All services at Grace Lutheran Church, 7800 150th St W., Apple Valley, MN 55124. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the family. (Published in Star Tribune on Nov. 1, 2016)

Pixley, Steven Paul
December 25, 1964 - October 28, 2016
Age 51 of Minneapolis. Memorial service Sunday, November 20 at 3:00pm with visitation 2:00-3:00pm at Cremation Society of MN, 4343 Nicollet Ave, Mpls, MN (612)825-2435 (Published in Star Tribune on Nov. 12, 2016)

Spurr, Charles Wayne
September 1, 1928 - October 28, 2016
Age 88 of West St. Paul.

Higgins, Bunny Patricia (nee Coulter)
November 20, 1932 - October 28, 2016
Age 83 of Burnsville.

Williams, Rodney Donald
February 13, 1955 - October 28, 2016
Age 61 of Vadnais Heights.

Dornfeld, Bernice Catherine (nee Lesniak)
May 14, 1928 - October 27, 2016
Age 88 of St. Paul.

Sellner, Stanley Allen
September 2, 1961 - October 27, 2016
Age 55 of Bloomington.

Mauk, Gladys June (nee Morris)
June 7, 1932 - October 27, 2016
Age 84 of Lino Lakes.

Aanenson, Celeste Ilene (nee Emerson)
March 25, 1943 - October 27, 2016
Age 73 of St. Paul, formerly of White Earth, passed away October 27, 2016. Preceded in death by parents and daughter, Debbie. Survived by sons, John and Jesse (Anne); daughter, Wendy (Randy); 6 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; & family and friends. She will be missed greatly. (Published in Pioneer Press on Oct. 30, 2016)

Martin, Lawrence Alexander
April 9, 1927 - October 26, 2016
Age 89 of Robbinsdale, fondly known as Snork, left this earth on October 26, 2016 to join his wife, Joyce Elaine Martin (Flakne) and many other family members and friends in heaven. Snork was born on April 9, 1927 in Robbinsdale to Mary Martin. He was the youngest of 7 and quickly established himself as the jokester of the family. Eager to start on his life as an adult, and join his 4 brothers, he enlisted in the US Navy at the age of 17 and proudly served in World War II. Snork met Joyce, fell madly in love and they were married on New Year's Eve in 1949. In January of 1951, Carol Ann joined their family, followed by Lawrence (Larry) Dale in April of 1952. Daniel (Dan) Patrick completed their family in December of 1957. Snork was a man of abundant faith and attended St. Austin's Catholic Church for 50+ years. He enjoyed a long career as an electrician and was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) #292 for 60+ years. Snork's life after retirement was filled with playing with grandkids, golf, bike riding, card playing, fishing, telling jokes, catching and driving squirrels to the other side of the Mississippi, rootin' around in the garage and garden and more playing with grandkids and golf. Late in life, he learned to make a mean peanut butter cookie. The whole family treasured the week spent at the lake all together every summer. Snork was preceded in death by his parents, Alexander and Mary Martin, his in-laws, who became parents to him, Burt and Violet Flakne, his wife Joyce, his brothers Les Martin, Jack Martin and Fritz Martin and his sister Agnes Dirschel. He leaves behind his brother Clarence Martin and his sister Lorraine Almich, his children Carol (Chris) Hunter, Larry (Linda) Martin, Dan (Laurie) Martin, grandchildren Kyle (Cory) Hunter, David Martin, Kristen (Adam) Levitt, McKenzie (Sam) McCarthy, Kelly Hendrickson, Jenny (Sean) McDougall, Brian (Sarah) Martin, Alyson Martin and Alex Martin and great-grandchil-dren Marley, Isla, Violet, Estelle, Kennedy, Maddy, Lily, Liam, Ian, Adalyn, Emelia and Isabel. He also leaves behind a special friend, Ellen. We will remember him for his silly jokes and sayings. He had an entire vocabulary that was all his own. We will also remember him for the lessons he taught us all about laughing loud and often, loving deeply and expressing it and cherishing every moment with family. He made this world a happier place and in memory of him, we ask that you tell a corny joke to someone to make them smile. Dad, Snoose, Grandpa, Papa, in form true to you, we say our final "see you later" through this catchy little diddy "An old cowboy went riding out one dark and windy day Upon a ridge he rested as he went along his way Yippie yi ooh, yippie yi yay Ghost riders in the sky. (Published in Star Tribune on Nov. 5, 2016)

Sausser, Dean Nial
October 2, 1924 - October 26, 2016
Age 92 of St. Paul. Died from complications of vascular dementia on October 26, 2016. Preceded in death by parents, Nial and Ethel (Weeks) Sausser and lifelong friend and business partner, Paul Hedberg. Survived by children, Bruce (Debbie Hunt) and Susan (Tom) Black; grandchildren, Don Harrison, Jon Sausser, Chris Black, and Jennifer Black-Fischer; and great-grandchildren. We gratefully thank the Flodquist family for their longtime care and support of Dean. We also thank the compassionate people of Allina Hospice (especially Natalie, Kathleen, Jan, Gail, and Bob A.) for all the help, hope, and reassurance they gave Dean and the family. A huge thank you as well to the exceptional staff of GoldenLiving LakeRidge (far too many to mention); you were wonderful! You treated Dean with such respect and dignity and added many months of pleasant moments to his life. Private Memorial. (Published in Pioneer Press on Oct. 30, 2016)

Oliver, Michael Denis
September 20, 1956 - October 25, 2016
Age 60 of Minneapolis.

Altamirano Lopez, Donaldo Salomon
June 3, 1946 - October 25, 2016
Age 70 of Comayaguela, Honduras, passed away in Minneapolis.

Glad, Shirley Lorraine (nee Madden)
October 24, 1928 - October 25, 2016
Age 88 of Plymouth. Born on October 24, 1928 and passed away peacefully 88 years later on October 25, 2016 with her children by her side. Shirley was born in Hibbing, Minnesota where she raised her family before moving to Plymouth in 1998. She worked 25 years at the Hibbing Hospital as a nursing assistant. Preceded in death by her son, Darryl Glad; and sister, Doris Basta. She is survived by her sister, Betty Nordstrom; children, Stan (Anne) Glad of Wayzata, Jodi (Rich) Dilley of Plymouth, Dana (Michael) Fisk of Duluth, Yvonne (Daniel) Lachmiller of Elk River; grandchildren, Becky Avelar, Andrea Barker, Cole, Danielle and Jack Lachmiller; and great-grand children, Elizabeth, Molly, Nathan, Riley, Cooper and Brecken. Shirley's family would like to send a sincere and heart felt thank you to the doctors, staff, and incredible nurses at North Memorial in Robbinsdale. A Celebration of Shirley's Life will be held on Thursday, November 3, at Vision of Glory Lutheran Church in Plymouth. A gathering of family and friends will be from 10-11 AM prior to the service at 11 AM. Please join us for a luncheon after the service. 13200 Highway 55, Plymouth, Minnesota 55441. Visitation at 10:00 a.m. Service at 11:00 a.m. Luncheon following the service. Gifts will be donated by the family to the Arthritis Foundation. (Published in Star Tribune on Oct. 27, 2016)

Smith, Gayle Margaret (nee Hanson)
October 31, 1953 - October 25, 2016
Age 62 of Minneapolis.

Oetter, Jerry Lynn
June 26, 1945 - October 24, 2016
Age 71 of Hudson, WI.

Howe, Marianne Elizabeth (nee Rehder)
March 17, 1953 - October 24, 2016
On beautiful sunny October 24, 2016, Marianne Elizabeth Rehder Howe flew to heaven peacefully surrounded by family who cherished her greatly. She will be remembered fondly by her children, Jane (Mike Tripple), Mary (Randy Luhrs), Carol (Steve Howe-Veenstra), Judy (Rick Brandell), Mark (Tammy Howe), ten grandchildren, thirteen greatgrandies, nieces, nephew and many friends. Marianne's loving husband Norm preceded her in death in 2006. She was born in Red Wing MN June 7, 1920, received her degree in physical education from LaCrosse, taught in several cities in Wisc. and served in the Red Cross during WWII. She married Norm in 1948 and lived in Detroit Lakes, Green Bay, and on Serpent Lake, Crosby where they were active members of Immanuel Lutheran Church. Marianne and Norm owned the Skogmos Dept Store for almost 30 years. Marianne lived at Heartwood several years, completing her life's journey at Boutwells Care Center in Stillwater. Memorial celebration of her life will be Sat. Oct. 29 at 11 am, visitation one hour preceding at Boutwells Landing Chapel, 13575 58th St., Oak Park Heights, MN. 55082 Luncheon to follow. Burial in Red Wing MN. Special thank you to Boutwells' staff and Ecumen Hospice for their dedicated care. Memorials preferred to Boutwells' Activity Program or donor's choice. (Published in Pioneer Press on Oct. 27, 2016)

Lushanko, Florence "Flo" Alvina (nee Schiller)
June 29, 1924 - October 24, 2016
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. Age 92, of Chisago City, formerly of Inver Grove Heights, passed away October 24, 2016. Preceded in death by parents, Anton and Anna (Aschenbrenner) Schiller; husband, Robert; beloved children, Lonna and Jamie; 5 brothers; and 3 sisters. Survived by children, Bob (Kathy), Kim (Tammy), Melissa (Dale) Mohs, Gina (Brian Hall) Johnson, and Christopher (Jami); 17 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 8 great-great-grandchildren; and brother, Robert (Mary) Schiller. Family wishes to thank the staff at Pres. Homes, Johanna Shores, especially 3rd Floor North and Jim. Celebration of life Friday, Oct. 28 at 1PM with visitation 30min prior at Johanna Shores, 3220 Lake Johanna Blvd., Arden Hills, MN 55112. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to American Heart Association. (Published in Pioneer Press on Oct. 26, 2016)

Hill, Michael John
February 3, 1956 - October 24, 2016
Age 60 of Anoka.

Buckli, Phyllis
October 10, 1929 - October 23, 2016
Age 87 of Shoreview.

Daffron, Kaye Lynn
March 17, 1953 - October 23, 2016
Age 63 of Eagan.

Peplow, Michael Henry
January 28, 1971 - October 22, 2016
Age 45 of Coon Rapids. Mike fought a courageous fight with cancer. God has taken his disciple home to continue his journey. His love of God and others will stay with each of us, especially his wife Renee and their children Leopold Henry, Estella May and Vivian Lee. He was preceded by his mother Darlene and his grandparents, Estella and Henry and Uncle David. He is survived by his father Richard Sr. and his siblings, Richard Jr., Lisa, Lori and Julie along with in-laws and numerous nieces and nephews that will miss his shining light. The celebration of his life will begin at 5pm with service at 6pm and reception following on 10/28/16 at Eagle Brook Church at 3603 95th Ave N.E., Blaine. Memorials can be made to Angel Foundation. (Published in Star Tribune on Oct. 24, 2016)

Nesset, Kevin Arthur
February 10, 1958 - October 22, 2016
Age 58 of Wyoming. Went to be with his Lord October 22, 2016. Born Feb. 10, 1958 to parents Clarence and Loretta Nesset. Attended Anoka High School, served in the Navy and member of Electrical Union 110. Married Rebecca Onasch May 1995. She preceded him in death Jan 2016. Survived by his daughters Brianna and Brittany; sisters Pamela Blomberg and Linda Vickerman and family friend Jeannie Zagaors. Services to be held at Living Word Christian Center, 9201 75th Ave N., Brooklyn Park on Friday, Nov. 4th. Visitation 10 am - Service 11 am. Lunch served by Living Word. Special thanks to the staff at Rosewood Senior Living and Ecumen Hospice for their special care and support. (Published in Star Tribune on Oct. 29, 2016)

Jensen, Jane Ellen
August 6, 1956 - October 21, 2016
Age 60 of Roseville, will be remembered for her swift, adventurous wit, celebrated stories and compassionate approach to life, transitioned on October 21, 2016. Jane was born in Minneapolis, MN on August 06, 1956 and was raised in Watertown, MN where her family built and operated Crow Greens Golf Course. Jane was an outstanding golfer and competed on the boys' golf team while attending Watertown High School--- a rarity for that era--- receiving the Most Valuable Player award her senior year. She was recruited to play golf at Austin Peay University and later competed at the University of Minnesota. She was also a teaching pro at Dellwood Country Club. Jane possessed a unique skill set athletic, artistic, and mechanically adept these skills were on display throughout her varied employment career, including stints as a locksmith and most recently working in finance at the University of Minnesota. Jane was also a champion of the underdog and helped develop the adaptive floor hockey program at Fridley high school giving grade school and high school students with disabilities the chance to compete and experience the privilege of being part of a team. Jane is preceded in death by her parents, Jean Eloise Morrissette and Calvin Jensen and her brother, Cleve. Jane is survived by her spouse, Nan, numerous close friends (including "Team Jane"), father-in-law Jenner Nelson, brothers-in-law Joe (Stacy), Jaime (Connie) and brothers Tory (Laura), Leif (Bridget), many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on November 12th at the Roselawn Chapel, 803 Larpenteur Ave in Roseville, MN from 08:00 until 12:00 noon. (Published in Star Tribune on Oct. 29, 2016)

Blow, David Thomas
June 8, 1964 - October 21, 2016
Age 52 of Champlin, MN, passed away peacefully at home on October 21, 2016. Survived by loving wife, family and friends. A 10 AM gathering will be held Sat., Nov. 5, 2016 at Hope Church, 1264 109th Ave NE, Blaine, MN 55434, followed by a 11 AM memorial service. Deep felt gratitude to Heartland Hospice for all their loving care and support. (Published in Star Tribune on Oct. 22, 2016)

Beatteay, Barbara Jo
May 22, 1954 - October 21, 2016
Age 62 of Ft. Myers, FL, passed away in St. Paul.

Hyland, Steven Duane
September 6, 1951 - October 20, 2016
Age 65 of Wayzata, passed away peacefully in his home on Oct. 20, 2016. Preceded in death by parents, Duane and Jeanne. Survived by children Brandon (Jennifer) of Minnetonka, and Taryn of San Diego CA, their mother Diane Anderson, brother Scott, sister Debra (John) Clemmings, nieces and nephew. Steve was a gifted, self-made businessman. With his love of music and entrepreneurship, he opened Down in The Valley record store in 1972 at age 20, it expanded to 4 locations, and business still flourishes 44 years later. He cherished his children above all else. He loved sports and enjoyed community involvement through sponsorship of youth hockey teams. Special thanks go to his amazing caregivers Patience, Margaret, and Zoe. A private memorial gathering will be held for family and friends. (Published in Star Tribune on Oct. 29, 2016)

Holtz, Esther Eleanor
December 4, 1911 - October 20, 2016
Age 104 of St. Paul. Preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Clarence Albert Holtz.  Survived by sons, Barton (Sharon), Steven (Donna), Peter (Sally); grandchildren, Daniel, Elaine, Nicolas, Brian; 6 great-grandchildren; many other relatives and friends. Memorial service on Sunday, November 20 at 12:15PM at Central Presbyterian Church, 500 Cedar St., St. Paul, MN. Internment at Sunset Memorial Cemetery in Minneapolis on Monday, November 21, at 10AM. Memorials preferred to Central Presbyterian Church.  

Bennett, Marie Louise (nee McCaffrey) (aka Anna Hoffmann)
October 9, 1932 - October 20, 2016
Age 84 of Hopkins.

Lind, Steven Bruce
November 23, 1956 - October 19, 2016
Age 59 of Brooklyn Center. Passed away on October 19, 2016 peacefully in his sleep at his home in Brooklyn Center. Preceded in death by grandparents, Robert and Mable Lind and Max and Bernice Rogers. Survived by daughter, Sheila, and grandchildren, Noah and Ellie; parents, Dale and Joan Lind; sister, Sheila; brother, Dean; nephew, Jesse; niece, Stephanie; aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. He was a lover of the family cabin up north. Memorial service honoring his life at Hope Lutheran Church, 5200 Emerson Ave N, Mpls., on Friday, Oct. 28 from 2-5PM. (Published in Star Tribune on Oct. 22, 2016)

Linden, Robert Roy "Skip"
September 30, 1947 - October 18, 2016
Age 69 of Wayzata, was diagnosed with cancer on September 30, 2016 and passed at home on October 18, 2016. He was surrounded by his loving family including wife, Linda; daughter, Robin; sons, Robert and William; grandchildren, Nicholas, Grace, and Jack. His son-in-law, Dan, and beloved niece, Buffy, were a source of love and support. Skip was a patriotic man and served his country during the Vietnam War as a member of the United States Navy. He took great pride in his long postal career and the honor that the Wayzata City Council bestowed upon him, designating December 21, 2010 Robert "Skip" Linden Day. Skip was generous and always willing to help others in need. He instilled in his children a strong work ethic, moral responsibility and old school values. The grandchildren kept him young at heart. He treasured his family and friends. Skip was a talented "Jack of All Trades." Many of his life's enjoyments were gardening, cooking, tractor shows, fishing, and camping. His annual pilgrimage to the State Fair, arriving early in the morning and reliving wonderful youthful memories when visiting the horse barns, was made even more enjoyable when he could sit back, relax, and let Metro Transit do the driving. In retirement, he enjoyed movies on the big screen, especially with the new reclining chairs, indulging in a variety of cultural foods and utilizing his senior citizen discount. His recent traveling adventures included Alaska, Hawaii, walking across the Mackinaw Bridge, Holland Michigan Tulip Festival, and the 911 Memorial. His last adventure in April was a two week two thousand mile cross country road trip. He looked forward to meeting new people and could carry on a conversation with anyone, anytime, anywhere. Please join us in the celebration of Skip's life at the Birch's on the Lake (1310 W. Wayzata Blvd, Long Lake, MN), Saturday, October 29th between 1:00-5:00 PM. Complimentary valet parking provided. Appetizers and soft drinks provided. Facility cash bar available. In lieu of flowers or cards, please come share a hug and some memories. (Published in Star Tribune on Oct. 22, 2016)

Crawford, Duane Earl
December 16, 1929 - October 18, 2016
Age 86 of Eagan. He was born in Sidney, New York on December 16, 1929 and moved to Minnesota in 1994. Duane served in the US Air Force and he was a Vietnam Veteran. He worked for the US Postal Service in Dayton, Ohio, then retired in Minnesota. He is survived by wife, Keiko, his son, James (Margaret) and grandchildren Shannon and Sean. A private service for immediate family will be held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. (Published in Pioneer Press on Dec. 25, 2016)

Yunker, Michael James
February 14, 1951 - October 18, 2016
Age 65 of St. Paul. Preceded in death by father Eugene. Survived by mother Lois and special friend Jane, son Michael, daughters Shelly, Samantha, Ashley, Amanda, Christina, Colleen and siblings sister LouAnn, brother Bruce and Greg. Memorials can be made to Our lady of Peace Hospice and there will be no service. (Published in Pioneer Press on Oct. 21, 2016)

Axelrod, William Jay
July 10, 1951 - October 16, 2016
Age 65 of White Bear Lake, passed away suddenly Sunday October 16, 2016. Preceded in death by loving parents, Tom and Alyce, and 3 dearly beloved companions, Chipper, Max and Trubs. Survived by many cousins, and godson Eric. Bill had many friends and they all meant the world to him. He will be greatly missed by all who loved him. Bill lived his entire life with a passion for music and will be inducted into the SD Rock and Roll Music Hall of Fame with the 1970's Fabulous Flippers in April, 2017. Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at Faith Alliance Church, 520 Howard St N, St. Paul with memorial gathering 10-11am, service 11:00am, followed by luncheon and burial at Union Cemetery in WBL. Memorials to Faith Alliance Church for Alliance Mission Fund preferred. (Published in Pioneer Press on Oct. 21, 2016)

Myers, Melvin Harold
June 27, 1943 - October 16, 2016
Age 73 of Spencer, IA, passed away in Rochester.

Godfrey, David Randall
May 8, 1955 - October 15, 2016
Age 61 of St. Paul. Passed away peacefully on Oct. 15, 2016 from kidney disease. David was born and raised in St. Paul, MN and lived for many years in the Baltimore, MD area before returning home to St. Paul. David was preceded in death by his father, Judge Otis H. Godfrey, Jr., and is survived by his mother Jean Godfrey of St. Paul; sisters Carol (Tom) Warren of Portland, ME, Louise (Richard) Jones of St. Paul, and Barbara (David) Kuykendall of Rosemount, MN; brothers Otis III "Tracy" (Ann) Godfrey of Golden Valley, MN, Paul (Mary Sue) Godfrey and Timothy (Julie) Godfrey of St. Paul; together with numerous nieces and nephews and many Godfrey and Keys family relatives. Memorial Service 11:00AM Saturday, Oct. 29 at House of Hope Presbyterian Church, 797 Summit Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to YMCA Camp Widjiwagan, Otis H. Godfrey Jr. Endowment Fund, 2125 E. Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55413; Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, 451 Lexington Pkwy. N., St. Paul, MN 55104; or Union Gospel Mission, 435 University Ave. E., St. Paul, MN 55130. (Published in Pioneer Press on Oct. 23, 2016)

Turk, Tony Sebastian
October 7, 1970 - October 15, 2016
Age 46 of Minneapolis.

Andreas, Serrin Nelson
October 19, 1963 - October 14, 2016
Age 52 of Eden Prairie.

Penfield, Jeanne Wieland
November 17, 1923 - October 14, 2016
Age 92 of Cottage Grove.

Savory, Arlene Mae (nee Gerard)
May 12, 1927 - October 14, 2016
Age 89 of Edina, passed away October 14 with her family by her side. A memorial service will be held at Normandale Lutheran Churh at 6100 Normandale Rd., Edina on October 19th at 2:00 PM. Private interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Preceded in death by Robert P. Savory, husband of 46 years. Survived by children Polly and Dennis Savory. She co-owned and operated Savory's Gardens, Inc. in Edina for 70 years. She touched many hearts. (Published in Star Tribune on Oct. 17, 2016)

Anderson, Michelle Marie (nee Marier)
February 2, 1955 - October 14, 2016
Age 61 of St. Paul. Our beloved "Michelle, Mitch, Mitchell, Shelly, Mom, Nana," passed away surrounded in love by her family on October 14, 2016 at the age of 61, "halfway to 122." Michelle was born on February 2, 1955, raised in Hugo, and longtime resident of St. Paul. She married her soul-mate, her rock, her everything, Dennis, on June 21, 1974 and, for over 42 glorious years, they were the perfect example of true love. She served on the Linwood Fire Department for 13 years. She enjoyed spending time at the cabin with family; organizing ginormous get-togethers; creating art; and spoiling her grandkids. Michelle's creativity, quirky antics, fighting spirit, will for life, selflessness, compassion, and unconditional love of family will be deeply missed, but also remembered and treasured. Michelle was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Eleanor Marier; brother Wayne; infant sister Melissa. Michelle will be dearly missed by the love of her life Denny; children Tasha (Luke) Schifsky; Eric (Patty); Pete (Tami); and grand children; Cole, Makenna, Matthew, Nathan, Michael, Aubrie, Aiden, Jacob, and Preston. Also survived by 12 brothers and sisters, and her many "out-laws." We are grateful to Regions Hospital and Bethesda Hospital for their compassionate care and support. She is talking to God right now, "Did you hear the one about..." Visitation on Thursday, October 20th, 4-8 PM at Roberts Family Funeral Home, 555 Centennial Drive SW, Forest Lake, MN. Mass of Christian Burial at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 14383 Forest Boulevard, Hugo, MN on Friday, October 21st at 11 AM, with visitation 1 hour before the mass. A celebration of life and luncheon will be held at St. Genevieve Parish Community Center, 6995 Centerville Road, Centerville, MN following the burial service. 651-464-4422 RobertsFamilyFH.com(Published in Pioneer Press on Oct. 19, 2016)

Sovik, Martin Anders
July 18, 1950 - October 13, 2016
Age 66 of Spring Lake Park.

Schmoller, Anne (nee Lozyk)
December 13, 1927 - October 13, 2016
Age 88 of Hopkins.

Nelson, Mary Ellen (nee Larson)
August 20, 1949 - October 13, 2016
Age 67 of Burnsville, formerly of Martell, WI. She graduated from Spring Valley High School in 1967 and attended Minneapolis Business College. A memorial service for Mary will be held on Saturday October 29 2016 at 1:30 p.m. at Keehr Funeral Home in Spring Valley. Visitation will be held from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Rapp, Robert Peter
December 1, 1955 - October 12, 2016
Age 60 of Minneapolis.

Donahower, Channing Whitney
April 27, 1945 - October 12, 2016
Age 71 of Wildwood Road, Willernie, passed away after a brief illness on October 12 at the Golden Living Center in Roseville. Chan was born in Springfield, MO on April 27, 1945. He was a graduate of the St. Paul Academy and of Colorado College. He worked for Standard Conveyor Company and later for Michael Sales in St.Paul. He is survived by his sisters, Lynn Levine of New York, Deborah Donahower of Napa, CA, step sisters Perry Clark Perry of British Columbia and Linsay Clark Meisner-Jensen of Switzerland, as well as 8 nieces and nephews, a great nephew and a great niece. He was an active member of the White Bear Lake Unitarian-Universalist Church. A memorial service for Chan will be held November 19 at 2 p.m. at that church. (Published in Pioneer Press on Oct. 19, 2016)

Johnson, Dorothy Evelyn (nee McKellips)
November 21, 1931 - October 11, 2016
Age 84 of Minnetonka.

Swee, Deloris Ella (nee Michel)
April 16, 1935 - October 11, 2016
Age 81 of Arden Hills.

Buckendahl, Dwight LeRoy
April 5, 1938 - October 10, 2016
Age 78 of Monticello. Gathering at 10 AM, Service 11 AM, October 18 in Monticello at Trinity Lutheran Church. (Published in Star Tribune on Oct. 16, 2016)

LaValle, Kathleen Ann (nee Dege)
March 12, 1943 - October 10, 2016
Age 73 of Brooklyn Park.

Crawford, Patricia Jean (nee Bailey)
February 13, 1955 - October 10, 2016
Age 61 of Roseville.

Reed Jr., Robert James
August 12, 1945 - October 9, 2016
Age 71 of Minneapolis. Robert was born on August 12, 1945 at St. Barnabas Hospital in Minneapolis to proud parents Robert James Sr and Dana (Kelsey) Reed. He served in the National Guard after graduating H.S. in 1964. After retiring from the City of Minneapolis after 25 years of service, he enjoyed writing stories and spending time with his children and grandchildren. Survived by mother, Dana; sisters, Marcia (Darrel) Starns and Holly (Mark) Kilabarda; brothers, Tom Reed, Jack (Gay) Reed and Jon (Kathy) Reed; daughter, Brittany Reed; sons, Christopher (Joy) Reed, Antony (Carol Ann) Reed and Jason Reed; and many loving grandchildren. Private service was held on Friday, October 14th.

Vogel, Delores Louise (nee Amel)
May 7, 1926 - October 9, 2016
Age 90 of Golden Valley. On October 9 our beloved Dee left us to join family who had preceded her: parents, Roy and Iza Amel; siblings Earl and Lois; daughter, Betty Ann; and grandson, John. Missing her every moment are her devoted and loving husband of 68 years, Morris; sons, Robert (Mary) and Paul (Lourdes); grandsons, Tom (Rebecca), Mike, Roy and Henry; family and friends. Dee was a Home Economics (textiles) graduate of Iowa State University, served for 21 years as a Minnesota State Fair Creative Activities Judge, and was a recipe researcher for the Pillsbury Bake Off. Private service held. Memorials if desired to donor's choice. (Published in Star Tribune on Oct. 14, 2016)

Smith, Robert Ronald
January 23, 1939 - October 9, 2016
Age 77 of Richfield.

Arhart, Bonnie Louise (nee Edwards)
August 1, 1931 - October 9, 2016
Age 85 of Arden Hills. Passed peacefully on October 9, 2016 Survived by loving husband, Monte; children, Kalee (John), Mike (Chari), Rick (Mary Jo); and grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Private interment. (Published in Pioneer Press on Oct. 12, 2016)

Yang, Jihua
January 28, 1965 - October 8, 2016
Age 51 of St. Paul.

Defiel, Jeffrey Chandler
April 7, 1958 - October 8, 2016
Age 58, passed away on October 8th, 2016 Jeff, was born and raised in Mahtomedi, on the shores of White Bear Lake, MN, and graduated from Mahtomedi High School. He is preceded in death by his mother Janet (Chandler) Defiel, his father Lambert A Defiel and his brother Lambert (Chip) Defiel. He is survived by his sister Cynthia (Ron) Domin, his brother William (Jodi) Defiel, his loving sister-in-law Janice Defiel and many nephews and nieces. Jeff had the world's biggest heart and always extended a helping hand to everyone he could. He had an endearing and instantly likable personality and is greatly missed. Visitation and funeral will be announced at a later date and will be held at St. John in the Wilderness, White Bear Lake, MN. Further information to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Serenity Village, Teen and Adult Challenge or the charity of your choice. (Published in the Pioneer Press on Oct. 16, 2016)

Melby Jr., Morton Theodore
July 2, 1936 - October 8, 2016
Age 80 of Turtle Lake, WI.

Perreten, Irene R. (nee Robinson)
March 16, 1915 - October 8, 2016
Age 101 of Apple Valley.

Hoyhtya, Elizabeth Lavalle Martinez
March 27, 1962 - October 8, 2016
Age 54 of Hopkins.

Strakbein, Harold Lloyd
July 19, 1957 - October 8, 2016
Age 59 of Robbinsdale.

Dunlevy-Koch, Diann Louise
September 29, 1959 - October 7, 2016
Age 57 of Inver Grove Heights, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 7, 2016 at Our Lady of Peace Hospice in St. Paul. Preceded in death by father, Leo and by brother, John. Survived by husband, Tom; sons, Ryan and Taylor; daughter, Alexa; mother, Mary Ann Dunlevy; brother, Jim Dunlevy (Liz); sisters, Leann Benjamin and Mary Beth Tuttle (Bill). Funeral service Monday, October 17 at 10:30 at St. John Neumann Church in Eagan. Visitation one hour prior. Memorials preferred to Our Lady of Peace Hospice. (Published in Star Tribune on Oct. 14, 2016)

Anderson Jr., Ralph Edward
June 22, 1956 - October 7, 2016
Age 60 of Stacy.

Eskew, Donnis Cole
July 18, 1953 - October 7, 2016
Age 63 of Minneapolis.

Keys, Kenny Wayne
September 11, 1960 - October 6, 2016
Age 56 of St. Louis Park.

Tretsven, Paul Douglas
August 21, 1944 - October 5, 2016
Age 72 of Chisago City. Passed away peacefully on October 5, 2016 after a long battle with cancer. Paul will be dearly missed by everyone that loved him. Celebration of life on Sunday, October 16 from 1:00-4:00 PM at 9662 275th Street, Chisago City. (Published in the Pioneer Press on Oct. 12, 2016)

Vanderhoof Gates, Margaret Mary
August 31, 1932 - October 4, 2016
Age 84 of Rosemount. Margaret was born on August 31, 1932, in St Paul. She at-tended high school at the Villa St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN. She worked many years and retired with the Great Northern/Burlington Northern Railroad. Margaret was an avid lover of classical music, singing and playing her piano, and a devoted member of the Catholic Church. Preceded in death by her parents, Rose and Cassius Vanderhoof of Clear Lake, WI and beloved husband Richard Gates, of Fridley, MN, Margaret is survived by siblings Cassius Vanderhoof (Nadine) of Amery, WI, Rosemary Pzinski of Four Corners, WY, and Natalie Kusilek (Norman) of River Falls, WI; children: David Lenander (Jo Ann Johnson), Larry Lenander, Roy Lenander (Gail Kayfus), Kathleen Swan (Andrew), Joe Lenander (Eneida Goes), Bob Gates (Gay), Rick Gates (Debra Hunt), Gloria Gates (Steve Suhr), Ron Gates (Afton); grandchildren, and great grandchildren. A funeral is scheduled for Thurs, Oct 13,10:30 AM at The Church of the Epiphany (Roman Catholic) in Coon Rapids, 11001 Hanson Blvd NW (763) 755-1020. Join us to celebrate Margaret's life. A reception with light refreshments will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the family or donor's choice of charity. (Published in Star Tribune on Oct. 8, 2016)

Nitti, Heidi Marie (nee Denton)
May 18, 1948 - October 3, 2016
Age 68 of Eagan. "She is like a wildflower - beautiful, fierce and free." Passed away peacefully on October 3, 2016. Preceded in death by husband, Thomas Dobizl; father, Wilfred Denton; brother, Gerald Denton and sister, Sandra Voigt. Survived by son, Sean Mason; grandson, Nick Mason; mother, Elisabeth Denton and many wonderful relatives and friends. Private celebration of her life will be held at a future date. (Published in the Pioneer Press on Oct. 9, 2016)

Brevig, Richard Thomas
March 29, 1942 - October 3, 2016
Age 74 of Becker. Survived by daughter Michelle (Tim) Hiller; brother Bob; sister Melody Flaten; nieces, nephews, and other extended family & friends. Dick enjoyed a career in auto sales, as well as a variety of hobbies including dancing, golfing, hunting & fishing. A memorial service will be held at New Life Community (6900 West Fish Lake Rd., Maple Grove) on Sat., Oct. 15. 10 am visitation; 11 am service & lunch. Interment follows at Gethsemane Cemetery. Memorials preferred to Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge mntc.org or Alzheimer's Association alz.org (Published in Star Tribune on Oct. 8, 2016)

Heitz, Paul Joseph
August 29 , 1955 - October 2, 2016
Age 61 of New Prague, passed away in his apartment on 10/2/2016. He preceded by his mother Rose Marrie Heitz, his father Paul Anthony Heitz, and his brother Jerry Heitz. Survived by his 2 daughters Nicol and Amber Heitz, 2 sons Brian Crosby and Adam Heitz and his 4 brothers and 3 sisters. There will be a service Saturday 10/15/2016 at 2 pm at Hope Lutheran Church in Jordan. (Published in Star Tribune on Oct. 12, 2016)

Lindboe, William Bruce
April 11, 1940 - October 2, 2016
Age 76 of St. Paul, passed away on October 2nd due to postoperative complications after undergoing knee replacement surgery. He is survived by his second wife, Sharon (nee Engdahl), his step-daughter Jennifer, his daughter Kathryn, his son-in-law Peter McCain, his granddaughter Charley, his brothers Mike, Larry and Jim, Aunts Carol, Jean and Marguerite and many other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his first wife Sharon (nee Griswold), his son Kevin, his parents Doris and William, his sister Barb, brothers, Jeff, Rick and Scott. Bill's greatest joy was being in the company of friends and family. He was never without an entertaining story and his love of life was infectious. Memorial service is Oct. 9 at 11:30 am at Richfield American Legion with a funeral at Fort Snelling in the Spring of 2017. (Published in Star Tribune on Oct. 3, 2016)

Sandahl, Dwaine Arnold
June 28, 1936 - October 1, 2016
Age 80 of Minneapolis, MN, passed away peacefully on October 1, 2016. Preceded in death by wife, Joanne; and son, Keith. Survived by children, Kevin, Kent (Lori), Kirk, Kristy (Mark) Carlson, Karla (Brad) Miller; 11 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters; 1 brother; many other relatives and friends. Celebration of Life on Thursday, October 6 at 6 PM, with visitation from 4-6 PM at Sunset Funeral Chapel, 2250 St. Anthony Blvd. NE, Minneapolis, MN. (Published in Star Tribune on Oct. 3, 2016)

Plumhoff, Elmo Edwin
January 9, 1943 - October 1, 2016
Age 73 of St. Louis Park passed away peacefully at age 73 on Oct. 1, 2016 in St. Paul, MN. He loved life, his family, friends, their exchange students, baseball, biking and singing in his choir. He started out life on a small family farm near Belgrade, MN, served his country in the US Navy during Vietnam and worked most of his life as a builder/remodeler. He is preceded in death by his parents Edwin and Bernice (Julson) Plumhoff, and his brother, Roger. He is survived by his beloved wife Jane, numerous cousins, six exchange students who were like his children, as well many special friends. He will dwell in the house of the Lord and in our hearts forever. Memorial service Thursday, Oct. 6, 11 AM at Christ Presbyterian Church, 6901 Normandale Rd, Edina, MN. Ph. 952-920-8515. Memorials preferred to donor's choice or the Alzheimer's Foundation. (Published in Star Tribune on Oct. 3, 2016)

Miller, Kenneth LeRoy
October 12, 1950 - October 1, 2016
Age 65 of Farmington.

Kraft, Betty Jean (nee Crebs)
April 3, 1925 - September 30, 2016
Age 91 of Monticello.

Jobe, Carol Dean (nee Hoy)
December 11, 1945 - September 29, 2016
Age 70 of Robbinsdale.

Johnson, Resa Lynnette
September 17, 1947 - September 29, 2016
Age 69 of Burnsville.

McCoy, Thomas John
September 12, 1943 - September 29, 2016
Age 73 of North St. Paul. Passed away on September 29, 2016 at Our Lady of Peace Home. Thomas was retired from Ford Motor Company, where he worked for 43 years. Preceded in death by parents, Roy and Eleanor. Survived by wife, Kathleen. At Tom's request there will be no traditional memorial service. Also survived by 4 children and 1 sister. (Published in the Pioneer Press on Oct. 5, 2016)

Bernabei, Antoinette Louise (nee Morandi)
August 7, 1920 - September 29, 2016
Age 96 of St. Paul.

Dahlberg, Marlys Alma (nee Steinborn)
April 22, 1939 - September 29, 2016
Age 77 of Princeton.

Hanson, Marlys Amalie
July 13, 1940 - September 28, 2016
Age 76 of Woodbury. Minneapolis, MN, passed away surrounded by her daughters on September 28th, 2016. Marlys worked as a Flight Attendant for 42 years and for Chanhassen Dinner Theaters for the past 18 years. Preceded by her parents, Erling & Pearl Hansen. Survived by her daughters, Krista (Nick) Scaramuzzo, Nicole (Eric) Chow; grandchildren, Sydney, Ava, Lexie & Connor; siblings, Shirley (Charlie, deceased) Pyle, Daryl (Koppy) Hansen; nephews Chuck & Derek (Kristi) Pyle; nieces Leslie (Steve) McKean, Mandy (Bill) Carlson; with blessed friends & family. Memorial Service on Friday, October 7, at 12 Noon, visitation 1 hour prior at Normandale Lutheran Church, 6100 Normandale Rd., Edina, MN. Private Interment. In lieu of flowers, Marlys asked donations be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Cancer Society of MN. (Published in Star Tribune on Oct. 1, 2016)

Jackson, Norma Jean (nee Fernando)
April 4, 1937 - September 28, 2016
Age 79 of Robbinsdale.

Godfrey, David O'Neil
October 4, 1954 - September 28, 2016
Age 61 of Bloomington.

Donovan, William "Bill" Richard
February 8, 1937 - September 28, 2016
Age 79 of Pequot Lakes. Passed away on his 62nd Wedding Anniversary. Survived by loving wife Rebecca; son William M. (Bridget); daughters Linda (Jeff) Milbradt and Peggy Donovan; 6 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; sister Diane (Frank) Wohletz; and 3 nephews. A private family Celebration of Life was held. (Published in Star Tribune on Oct. 8, 2016)

Kumpula, SaraJane (nee Hopkins)
August 14, 1964 - September 27, 2016
Age 52 of Brooklyn Center. Survived by husband Randy Kumpula and her 4 children Nathan, Samantha, Tiffany and Zachary. Services will be held at Open Door Evangelistic World Ministries, 615 East 28th St, Mpls, MN 55407. (Published in Star Tribune on Oct. 1, 2016)

Arscott, Patricia Gaynor
February 19, 1940 - September 27, 2016
Age 76 of Minneapolispassed away September 27, 2016, at her home in Minneapolis, Minnesota following a lengthy respiratory illness. Patsy was born February 19, 1940 in Williamston, NC to Percival Lloyd and Millie Blake Arscott. Patsy is predeceased by her father and mother; she is survived by her brother, James Lloyd Arscott and his wife, Sandra Dillard Arscott, of Cary, NC, and a niece, Melanie Arscott James, and her children, Taylor Hope James and Roy Braxton James, III (Trey) of Wilmington, NC. (Published in the Charlotte Observer on Oct. 9, 2016)

Carver, James Robert
February 16, 1932 - September 27, 2016
Age 84 of New Richmond, WI.

Kamenchuk, Galina Vasilievna (nee Naymova)
September 26, 1933 - September 27, 2016
Age 83 of Chisago City.

Swenson, Donald Phillip
May 15, 1957 - September 26, 2016
Age 59 of St. Paul. Greeted in Heaven on September 26, 2016 by his parents, Gene and Patricia. Survived by his wife of 34 years, Kathy; children, Joshua, Tiffany and Melissa; the proudest papa of grandchildren, Zane, Everly, Courtney, and Natalie; his siblings, Debbie, Denise and Doug; many nieces and nephews; and dear longtime friends, Ron Smith and Paul Kamp. Service Monday, October 3, 3PM at North Emanuel Lutheran Church, 301 Hatch Ave W., St. Paul with visitation at 2:30PM. Donny's wish was for a Vikings send off, so please wear Vikings gear or purple. (Published in the Pioneer Press on Sept. 29, 2016)

Mitchner, Daisy Lee (nee Booker)
June 22, 1939 - September 26, 2016
Age 77 of Columbia Heights.

Mongoven, Dorothy (nee Grant)
June 5, 1917 - September 26, 2016
Age 99 of St. Paul.

Dezeeuw, Jerry Wayne
August 2, 1944 - September 25, 2016
Age 72 of Blaine.

Reksten, Ebert M.
May 11, 1950 - September 25, 2016
Age 66 of St. Paul.

Welsh Sr., Daniel Charles
July 22, 1959 - September 24, 2016
Age 57 of Brooklyn Park. Preceded in death by parents Michael James Welsh II and Beatrice May Welsh (Lundquist). Survived by wife Patrice Welsh and children Daniel and Nicole Welsh; 4 brothers and 2 sisters. Celebration of Life Open House on Sunday, October 2, 12 Noon to 5 PM at Palmer Lake VFW, 2817 Brookdale Drive, Brooklyn Park, MN 55444.(Published in Star Tribune on Sept. 29, 2016)

Thompson, Michael Richard
June 18, 1960 - September 24, 2016
Age 56 of St. Paul Park. l Park, MN Passed away on September 24, 2016. Survived by mother, Dianne Ostby; siblings; many nieces, nephews, and great friends. Michael was a lover of all things cars and died doing what he loved. Celebration of Life on Friday, October 7, from 12-5PM at the St. Paul Park Legion, 328 Broadway Ave., St. Paul Park, MN 55071 (Published in the Pioneer Press on Oct. 2, 2016)

Brunelle III, Patrick Francis
October 22, 1968 - September 23, 2016
Age 47 of Minneapolis.

Falk, Burton Edward
January 8, 1925 - September 22, 2016
Age 91 of Maple Grove.

Cybyske, Darla Jean (nee Schwiesow)
July 27, 1955- September 22, 2016
Age 61 of Lakeville. Memorial mass Wednesday, September 28 at 11:00 A.M., with visitation 1 hour prior, at All Saints Catholic Church, 19795 Holyoke Ave., Lakeville (952-469-4481)

Morrison-Nichols, Therese May (nee Swentik)
May 10, 1934- September 22, 2016
Age 82 of Blaine. Born May 10, 1934 to John and Margaret (Hoscheid) Swentik, passed away on Sept. 22, 2016 at Our Lady of Peace Hospice in St. Paul. Preceded in death by parents; husband, James F. Nichols; and granddaughter, Katie Carlson. Survived by her children, Gina (Kelvin) Vartti, Lori (Dale) Goehring, and Lonnie Morrison; grandchildren, Isak and Jacob Vartti, Molly (Mohamed) Elian, Allison & Jeremy Morrison; great-grandchild, Deedee Elian; brothers, Leonard and George Swentik, and sisters, Gertrude Bullock and Peggy McDonald; and many nieces and nephews and friends. Celebration of life Friday at 11:00 am at St. Jude of the Lake Catholic Church in Mahtomedi. Private interment at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials preferred to Our Lady of Peace Hospice or Minneapolis Disabled Veterans. (Published in Star Tribune on Sept. 24, 2016)

Hammett, Christopher Marshall
June 3, 1978 - September 21, 2016
Age 38 of St. Paul.

Sturdevant, Jeffrey Alan
October 19, 1956 - September 21, 2016
Age 59 of Minneapolis.

Rogers, Ernest Jeffrey
April 17, 1959 - September 20, 2016
Age 57 of Hopkins.

Peters, Mary Ann
November 13, 1961 - September 20, 2016
Age 54 of Osceola, WI. Beloved sister, daughter, and aunt passed away on September 20, 2016. Mary was born November 13, 1961 in St Paul and graced us all with her happiness, spirit, and laughter. Mary is known for freely giving hugs, describing her life as perfect and especially for her words "I happy." Preceded in death by her grand parents, parents Bernard and Margaret (Hartmann) Peters, and dear sister Greta Peters. She is survived by siblings, Barbara Peters, Charlene (Jim) Danielson, Judy Berndt, Gordy (Mary) Peters, Bernadette Peters, and Paula (David) Graff, many nieces and nephews and her beloved family at Community Homestead in Osceola, WI (Richard, Christine, Joseph, Jacob, Arianna, Asher Elmquist) as well as so many other friends there. A private ceremony will be held at Fort Snelling. (Published in the Pioneer Press on Oct. 9, 2016)

Lewis, Kathleen Ann
October 17, 1957 - September 19, 2016
Age 58 of Burnsville.

Jeddeloh, Margery Elizabeth (nee Elwood)
January 16, 1930 - September 18, 2016
Age 86 of St. Paul.

Baker, Leslie Jean (nee Bremer)
August 2, 1963 - September 17, 2016
Age 53 of Minneapolis.

Meyer, Karen Lee
August 21, 1948 - September 17, 2016
Age 68 of Hopkins.

Rooney, Maureen Bridget
December 16, 1952 - September 16, 2016
Age 63 of North Branch.

Cobb, Franklin Leroy
October 5, 1939 - September 16, 2016
Age 76 of Breckenridge.

Maltby, Walker Joseph
March 8, 2000 - September 15, 2016
Age 16 of Coon Rapids.

Alban, Janet Kay (nee Wilcynski)
August 30, 1956 - September 15, 2016
Age 60 of South St. Paul.

Skeie, David Reid
September 5, 1947 - September 15, 2016
Age 69 of Minneapolis, passed away September 15, 2016 after a sudden cancer diagnosis on September 6th. David, born in Willmar, MN, was a beloved husband, brother, brother-in-law, cousin and friend to many. His love of sailing is legend. His broad reach and inquiring mind, his humor, kindness and equanimity will be missed in all our lives. He was preceded in death by his parents, Reuben Skeie and Helen Smith of Willmar. He is survived by his spouse Kathleen Laughlin; sister Robin Skeie; cousins; and many other relatives. Interment services will be on Tuesday, September 27, at 10AM, Assembly Area Lane #2 at Ft. Snelling Cemetery, 7601 34th Ave S., Minneapolis, MN. After the service, friends and family are invited to come & share stories, music and food (optional pot luck), at 11:30AM at In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theater, on the corner of E Lake St. and 15th Ave S in Minneapolis. In lieu of flowers donations are suggested to Urban Boat Builders or Our Lady of Peace Hospice. (Published in Star Tribune on Sept. 20, 2016)

Goltermann, Richard Charles
April 11, 1936 - September 15, 2016
Age 80 of Minneapolis.

Crenshaw, David Luthin
April 19, 1929 - September 15, 2016
Age 87 of Minneapolis.

Smelker, Jean Elizabeth (nee Higgy)
December 11, 1928 - September 15, 2016
Age 87 of North Oaks.

Campbell, Barbara Marion (nee Melby)
October 17, 1948 - September 14, 2016
Age 67 of St. Joseph.

Gauss, Kathleen Veronica
November 22, 1952 - September 14, 2016
Age 63 of Mound.

Johnson, Joyce Harlene (nee Friesenborg)
October 24, 1944 - September 13, 2016
Age 71 of Minneapolis.

Bittner, Jody Lynn (nee Reed)
March 1, 1963 - September 13, 2016
Age 53 of Princeton.

Nozdratenko, Mykola
July 12, 1943 - September 13, 2016
Age 73 of Woodbury, originally of the Ukraine.

Walters, Elizabeth Anna
January 17, 1952 - September 12, 2016
Age 64 of St. Paul.

Boyles, Mary Dolores (nee Merlino)
October 5, 1927 - September 12, 2016
Age 88 of Burnsville.

Powers, Gregory James
May 23, 1960 - September 11, 2016
Age 56 of Blaine lost his courageous battle with cancer on September 11, 2016. Survived by son Danny and daughter Erin; parents Dick and Karen Powers; sisters Mary K, Deb (John) Hammon, Michelle (Rick) Swanstrom and brother Scott (Brenda). Also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Greg's children were his pride and joy. He was a loving father, son and brother who will be deeply missed. Per his wishes, his life will be celebrated with a private family service. (Published in Star Tribune on Sept. 17, 2016)

Brown, Thomas Edward
November 12, 1927 - September 11, 2016
Age 86 of Somerset, WI.

Olson, Kenneth Roy
September 25, 1932 - September 10, 2016
Age 83, of St. Paul, MN Passed away peacefully on September 10, 2016. In celebration of Kenny "Captain Ken" Olson, there will be a memorial at Yarusso Bros. Italian Restaurant located at 635 Payne Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55130 this Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 1-4PM. (Published in the Pioneer Press on Sept. 14, 2016)

Baker, Joanne "Joni" Louise (nee Hellms)
August 3, 1937 - September 10, 2016
Age 78 of St. Paul. Loving Mom, Grandma and Great Grandma. Preceded in death by her husband Roy J. Baker and Whitey Ellard. Survived by Daughters, Bonny Williams (Larry Groth), DeeDee (Glenn) Walsh, Terri (Bob) Thurber. Grandchildren, Steve, Melissa, Kim, Colt, Stephanie. Great Grandchildren, Joe, Dominic, Callie Joanne and Uriah Jr. Private family service at a later date. In lieu of flowers, Memorials preferred to the family. (Published in the Pioneer Press on Sept. 18, 2016)

Ellingen, Catherine Ann
July 11, 1960 - September 10, 2016
Age 56 of Minneapolis, made her transition on Sept 10, 2016. Survived by sister, Jean Ellingen; brother, Bob Ellingen (wife Jenny); nephew, David; and niece, Jillian. Cathy is preceded in death by parents, David and Barbara Ellingen. Celebration of life service will be held October 8th at 7 p.m. at Unity South Church, 7950 First Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55420. 952-884-6656. (Published in Star Tribune on Sept. 24, 2016)

Edd, Barbara Ann (nee Dempsey)
July 25, 1951 - September 10, 2016
Age 65 of Eagan.

Thies, Timothy Laverne
June 22, 1950 - September 10, 2016
Age 66 of Eagan. Contact family for additional information.

Kasper, Geraldine Ann
July 19, 1938 - September 10, 2016
Age 78 of Isanti.

Farnsworth, James Paul
September 29, 1958 - September 10, 2016
Age 57 of Milaca.

Dusek, Joyce Ann
June 6, 1936 - September 9, 2016
Age 80 of Sauk Rapids.

Marcotte, John Harold
February 2, 1929 - September 9, 2016
Age 87 of White Bear Lake.

Webber, John Steven
December 14, 1970 - September 8, 2016
Age 45 of Oakdale.

Baker, Christine Ann (nee Catani)
November 25, 1958 - September 7, 2016
Age 57 of St. Paul.

Biersborn, Charles Chickering
June 5, 1950 - September 7, 2016
Age 66 of St. Paul.

Shafranski, Susan Kay (nee Harper)
August 7, 1946 - September 7, 2016
Age 70 of Bloomington.

Dovidio, Catherine Mary (nee Tschida)
June 14, 1947 - September 7, 2016
Age 69 of West St. Paul. Cathy lost her battle to cancer on September 7, 2016. Preceded in death by husband, Peter. Survived by sister, Joyce (Mike) Scaramuzzo; good friend, Sue Haskins; many other relatives and friends. Private services. (Published in Pioneer Press on Sept. 11, 2016)

Shubat, Frank James
March 22, 1940 - September 6, 2016
Age 76 of Centerville, MN.

Cody, John Patrick "Jack"
April 7, 1930 - September 6, 2016
Age 86 of Minneapolis, passed away peacefully on September 6, 2016. Preceded by dad, Thomas and mother, Elizabeth; brothers, Thomas, Patrick, Daniel, and William; and sisters, Mary Tuttle, Margaret Langley, Kathleen, Elizabeth Kimmel, and Dorothy. Survived by 3 sisters, Nancy, Patricia, and Virginia; and sons, daughters, numerous nephews and nieces, and even more grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Private family service. All friends welcome to say final goodbye's Wed. 9/21 from 5 to 7 PM at Cedar Inn, 42nd and Cedar Ave. S., Mpls. (Published in Star Tribune on Sept. 17, 2016)

Erwin, Mary Ramona (nee Neitzel)
April 6, 1926 - September 5, 2016
Age 90 of Robbinsdale, passed away peacefully on September 5th surrounded by family. Born and raised in Falls City, Nebraska during the Great Depression; she played drums in the high school band, graduated with honors and was editor of the yearbook. She married Jim Erwin during World War II and raised four children while attending college at the University of Minnesota with a degree in English, Literature, Speech and Theater. After working at the 3M Research Library, she decided to move to California in her early 50s and taught special education in South Central Los Angeles near Watts. After almost 30 years, she moved back to Minnesota. She is survived by her four children; Jimmy, Jan, Kenny, and Diane; along with several grandchildren and even more great grandchildren. She also loved the theater, cooking, reading, writing poetry, swimming, growing roses, knitting, and most of all spending time with family. Services are to be determined as travel plans are made and will be published at a later time. (Published in Star Tribune on Sept. 10, 2016)

Stevenson, Richard Sulo
October 27, 1963 - September 5, 2016
Age 52 of Chaska.

Andrews, Dean Michael
October 26, 1944 - September 5, 2016
Age 71 of Minneapolis.

Kaiser, Byron Lee
June 12, 1954 - September 5, 2016
Age 62 of Prior Lake. Passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Diana; his parents, Bob and Myrella (Millie) Kaiser; brothers, Jay and Dale Kaiser; son Kyle Kaiser and step-children, Amy, Adam and Aaron. A celebration of life will be held at McNearney Funeral Home, 1220 3rd Ave E, Shakopee MN 55379 on Sat. 9/10/2016 from 9:00-11:00 AM, services to follow. (Published in Star Tribune on Sept. 8, 2016)

Leibig Jr., Edward Charles
September 13, 1933 - September 5, 2016
Age 82 of Bloomington.

Denny, Robert John
May 28, 1930 - September 5, 2016
Age 86 of Minneapolis, completed his life's adventure on Sept 5, 2016. Please join family and friends in a celebration of his life & rebirth on: Wed, Sept 21st. A gathering will begin at 11 and memorial service at 12 noon at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 61 Mississippi Way NE, Fridley. Preceding Him into God's loving care: beloved wife; Mary (Hettle) and sons, Tim, Eric and Michael. Survived by children; Kathleen (Richard) Hohenstein, Terri (Steve) Kautzman, Rob (Anne); grandchildren, Ryan (Jill), Amy, Brien (Michelle), Anna (Jeremy), Cody and Ashley; 8 great-grandchildren and siblings Joanne, Louise, Marion, Gail and George. Bob will be forever loved by all who experienced his engaging smile & loving, Christ centered heart. (Published in Star Tribune on Sept. 17, 2016)

Pickens, James Edward
August 23, 1930 - September 4, 2016
Age 86 of Minneapolis. Passed away peacefully on September 4, 2016. Survived by wife, Myrtle Pickens; sons, Derrick and Darryl Pickens; daughters, Regina Pickens-Jones, Rene Rattler-Phillips, Letitia Tigue, Cheryl Tigue; a host of grandchildren; sister, Ella Mae Walker; many other relatives and friends. Private service for family, followed by life celebration, September 10 at 11:30 AM at his home.

Rafferty, Thomas Lawrence
January 1, 1950 - September 4, 2016
Age 66 of St. Paul. Tom passed away peacefully on Sept. 4th at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas & Madelyn Rafferty. He is survived by his sister Anna (Andrew) Supernat and Julie (Kerry) Krier and many nieces, nephews and best friend of many years Richard (Rich) Strong. Tom proudly served in the Army and had a passion for helping veterans. He was a lawyer, graduating third in his class from William Mitchell College of Law. A Mass will be held Tuesday, Sept 20th at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Mpls. 10:00 A.M. Visitation, 11:00 A.M. Mass; interment at 1:45 P.M. at Fort Snelling. Memorials preferred to the family. (Published in Pioneer Press on Sept. 14, 2016)

Wegscheider, Todd Eric
May 9, 1970 - September 4, 2016
Age 46 of Somerset, WI, passed away unexpectedly on the 4th of September at the age of 46. Todd is survived by his teenage children, Erika and Ethan; Parents, Tom and Margaret; Brother, John; Nephew, Ryan; Brother and Sister-In-Law, Tim and Sarah; along with many relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by partner and children's mother, Renèe Wegscheider. A memorial service is scheduled on the 14th of September at 2 PM at Bradshaw Celebration of Life Center, 2800 Curve Crest Blvd., Stillwater with a visitation beginning at 1 PM. A reception will follow. Memorials preferred to: www.gofundme.com/toddwegscheider 651-439-5511 (Published in Pioneer Press on Sept. 11, 2016)

DeLeon, Ricky Torres
January 26, 1961 - September 3, 2016
Age 55 of Minneapolis, joined his heavenly father on September 3, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born with a fraternal twin brother, Raymond, in Lubbock, Texas on January 26, 1961 to Clyde and Dominga De Leon. He is now reunited with his parents Clyde and Dominga De Leon, his brother, Victor and sisters, Cora and Anita. Grandparents Lorenzo & Juanita De Leon, and Nativida & Agripina Torres. His is Survived by his siblings, Raymond (twin), Yolanda (Tim), Joe, Josie, Mariano (Ida), Gloria, Victor, Eloy (Terri), John (Cindy), Isabel (Rigoberto) and a host of nieces, and nephews.  A memorial celebration of life will be held September 17, 2016  2:00pm – 5:00pm at 3435 Benjamin Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418

Miller, Roger Emmett
November 12, 1943 - September 3, 2016
Age 72 of Shoreview.

Henry, Sylvester
April 3, 1927 - September 3, 2016
Age 89 of Minneapolis.

Seefeld, Tara Lynn (nee Vikesland)
June 20, 1959 - September 3, 2016
Age 57 of St. Paul. Went home to be with Jesus, Saturday, September 3, 2016 surrounded by loved ones at her home in St. Paul, MN. Tara was born June 20, 1959 in Fergus Falls, MN to the late Roger and Sharon (Ostenson) Vikesland. She graduated Class of 1977 from Elbow Lake – Wendell High School and went on to get her associates degree as a para-legal from Moorhead Technical College. Following her education she began work at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota and then she moved to St. Paul to work for the 3M Corporation of St. Paul. After several years of working in the legal department she took an early retirement. She was a dedicated employee and received many awards of service through 3M. During high school Tara was active in the High School Choir and Band, playing several wind instruments and marching with her classmates in both the Cotton Bowl Parade and the Indianapolis 500. Tara loved spending time with her friends and family in which they all share many wonderful memories. At the age of 26 Tara was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and she began her journey of learning to live with MS. She learned to experience life in new ways and never let anything stop her. Her Life was LIVED and LOVED!!! She trusted in the Lord that this was her plan in life and remained faithful in His grace and love. November 27,1993, Tara married her best friend Mike Seefeld. They united their vows at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in St. Paul, MN. To this union they became a family with Mike's son Chris Seefeld. Mike and Tara enjoyed adventures of camping, canoeing, going to parks, Canterbury Downs, and attending the Minnesota State Fair, where she so enjoyed the famous corn dog. Tara loved to follow her nieces and nephews activities, watching their sporting events and a little NASCAR. Tara is preceded in death by her parents, Roger and Sharon (Ostenson) Vikesland; grandparents, Eilert and Alma Vikesland and Bernt and Ida Ostenson; brother-In-law, Lenny Klemetson; nephew, Shawn Seefeld; and great-niece, Tabitha Markle. Tara is survived by her loving family; husband, Michael Seefeld; step-son, Christopher Seefeld; brother, Todd (Julie) Vikesland; sisters, Tria (Tom) Mann; Tesa Vikesland; mother and father-in-law, Marvin and Annamay Seefeld; brothers-in-law, Marvin (Mary) Seefeld, Tom (Sue) Seefeld, Rodney Seefeld; sisters-in-laws, Kathie Klemetson and Barb (Mike) Tedford; nieces and nephews, Megan (Jeff) Hendershot, Matthew & Melissa Vikesland, Dana & Dawson Rude, Tosten & Lydia Mann, Aaron (Amy) Seefeld, Amanda (Jon) Markle, Emily (John) Halloran, Ann (Scott) Friedland, Jennifer (Michael) Mooney, Cassie Henning, Justin (Andrea) Tedford, Ray Tedford, Nick Tedford; many other relatives and friends. She was also a very dedicated and supportive Godmother to Tesa, Dana, Chris, Brandi and Tosten. Seeing each of them through the enrichment of Jesus Christ their Savior. Tara will be missed by many family members and friends, especially the remaining six of the magnificent seven "The Girls of 77"! A Christian service is planned for 12Noon, Monday, September 12, 2016 at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in St. Paul, 550 West Seventh Street, St. Paul, MN, with visitation one hour prior. Pastor Walter Wietzke officiating. (Published in Pioneer Press on Sept. 9, 2016)

Karda, Barbara Ann (nee Ryan)
January 29, 1953 - September 2, 2016
Age 63 of Two Harbors, MN.

Cecka, Jean
July 14, 1945 - September 2, 2016
Age 71 of Hopkins, passed away on Sept. 2 at Our Lady of Peace Hospice in St. Paul. Born July 14, 1945. Preceded in death by Parents, Eleanor and George; brother, John. Survived by son, Ryan; sisters, Jane and Marie; significant other,Lloyd; many close family & friends. Memorial service Thurs., Sept. 15 at 3pm, with visitation 1 hour prior, at Immaculate Heart of Mary, 13505 Excelsior Blvd., Minnetonka (952-935-1432). 

Olund, Audrey Estelle (nee Johnson)
June 26, 1922 - September 2, 2016
Age 94 of Columbia Heights went home to her beloved Jesus on September 2nd. Audrey is survived by her husband of 62 years, Irving; son, Michael (Sharon) of Columbia Heights; daughter, Patricia Burchard of Coral Springs, FL; grandson, Kyle (Veronica) Burchard of Brookline, NH; great-grandsons, Aidan and Julian Burchard; many other relatives and friends. Audrey was an artist, a home designer, builder, craftsman, caregiver, award-winning cat breeder and a beloved friend to many. She and her husband did missionary work in Alaska, Cohasset, MN, and locally for decades. Memorial service will be held on Monday, September 12, at 11 AM with visitation one hour prior at Johanna Shores, 3200 Lake Johanna Blvd, Arden Hills. (Published in Star Tribune on Sept. 7, 2016)

Redpath, William
October 5, 1950 - September 1, 2016
Age 65 of Richfield.

Mariani, Mary Lenore (nee Bjorgen)
August 25, 1940 - September 1, 2016
Age 76 of Wayzata, passed away of cancer on September 1, 2016 at Our Lady of Peace hospice in St. Paul. Born August 25, 1940 in Detroit Lakes to Oscar and Lenore Bjorgen, Mary was a graduate of Fergus Falls High School and the University of North Dakota and won the McKnight award for short stories. She taught English in New Underwood, SD and in Great Falls, MT before marrying college sweetie John Mariani of Hibbing. Married for 53 years, they raised Daniel, David, and Adair in happy homes in Moorhead, Minnetonka, and Deephaven. She was an upbeat person who loved doggies Lola & Luigi, reading, writing, and summers at Lake L'Homme Dieu. Most of all, her favorite passion was her family. She will be deeply missed by them for her quick wit, placid disposition, egg-in-the-nest, cheese in the clouds, kindness and stroganoff. Mary is survived by her husband John Mariani; son Daniel (Nancy) Mariani of Maple Grove; son David (Deanna) Mariani of Orono; daughter Adair (John Tritchler) of Maple Grove; grandchildren Dominic, Joseph, and Gianna. Mary is also survived by her brother Dr. John Bjorgen of Golden Valley. Funeral will be 11 am, Friday, September 9th at St. Therese Church of Deephaven. Memorials, if desired, preferred to Adopt-a-Pet, P.O. Box 865, Moorhead, MN, 56561. (Published in Star Tribune on Sept. 3, 2016)

Rourke Sr., James Val
March 23, 1950 - September 1, 2016
Age 66 of Brooklyn Park, passed away on September 1, 2016. Preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Lois. Survived by children, Colleen (Brian) Reinbold, Kellie Rourke, Gerard Rourke, James Jr. (Crystal), Casey (Ed) Schmig; 8 grandchildren; brothers, Thomas (Sharon), John (Amy); many other relatives and friends.

Aronson, Elizabeth Jean (nee Harris)
June 14, 1926 - September 1, 2016
Age 90 of St. Paul.

Edwards, Naomi Diane
October 27, 1935 - August 31, 2016
Age 80 of St. Paul, MN Passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on August 31, 2016. Survived by children, Alvin, Thurmon, Pierre, Iola, Naomica, Daniel, and Charlie; grandchildren, great-grandchildren; sisters, Ruth Washington, Orpah Edwards-Keaton; many other relatives and friends. Funeral Service on Friday, Sept. 9, at 12PM with visitation one hour prior at First Church of God in Christ, 810 Elwood Ave N., Minneapolis, MN.

Gisel, James Randall
June 14, 1931 - August 31, 2016
Age 85 of Cottage Grove. Died at home on Wednesday, August 31, 2016, surrounded by family and friends. Funeral services will be Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at Lutheran Church of Peace, 47 Century Ave S, Maplewood, MN, with visitation starting at 9:00AM, service at 10:00AM, followed by interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery at 2:00PM. Survived by his wife of 57 years Elaine, son Tom (Erica) Gisel, Grandchildren Carson and Rafe, and brother Deane (Marian) Gisel, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by son Douglas Gisel, sister Marilyn Chmelka, and parents Emil and Lucy (Reidinger) Gisel. (Published in Pioneer Press on Sept. 4, 2016)

Craig, Marie Janet (nee Fierstine)
July 26, 1937 - August 31, 2016
Age 79 of Cottage Grove.

Johnston, Wade Anthony
March 19, 1964 - August 31, 2016
Age 52 of St. Cloud.

Smith, Julieanne Patricia (nee Barry)
April 9, 1950 - August 30, 2016
Age 66 of Shakopee.

Nelson, Thomas Andrew
December 14, 1952 - August 30, 2016
Age 63 of St. Paul, died of cancer on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016, at home surrounded by his loving family. Tom was born on Dec. 14, 1952, in Monmouth, IL, to Leith and Mary (Murphy) Nelson. He married his wife, Dianne, in 1975 and was a loving father and grandfather to son Brian, his wife Elena and their two children Cecilia and Henry, Kate and her husband Bryan Nuckols, and John and his fiancé Alexandra Benejam. Tom is survived by one sister, Mary (Gerald) Bevington; one brother, John (Gail) Nelson of Phoenix, AZ; and several loving nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Leith Nelson. Tom was an ecologist and at the time of his death he was the Dean of the college of Science at Metropolitan State University. Tom loved his family, his animals (especially corgis), gardening, traveling and spending time in nature. Services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, at the Norberg Memorial Home in Princeton IL. Visitation will be prior to the service, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed the Memorial Scholarship Endowment for Dr. Thomas Nelson at YouCaring.com www.youcaring.com/thomasnelson (Published in Pioneer Press on Sept. 4, 2016)

Cassidy, Claude Bradley
September 8, 1925 - August 30, 2016
Age 90 of Benson, passed away peacefully on August 30, 2016. Preceded in death by wife, Delores. Survived by children, Janet Bennett, Steven (Roxann); grandson, Raymond; many other relatives and friends. Family services to be held at Fort Snelling Cemetery on Friday, September 9 at 12:15pm, Lane #2. (Published in Star Tribune on Sept. 3, 2016)

Keller, Russell Thomas
July 14, 1967 - August 30, 2016
Age 49 of Burnsville. , formerly of Seattle, WA passed peacefully in his home on August 30, 2016. Russ was an athlete, enjoyed playing beach volleyball, and was an avid sports fan. He lived his life to the fullest. Russ is survived by his loving wife, Kelly (Pinter); children, Kourtney (4) and Russell (2); parents, Russell and Ann Keller of Seattle WA.; parents-in-law, James and Catherine Pinter of Burnsville, MN, two sisters, Leanne (David) Higdon and Mindy Keller; brother-in-law, Jimmy (Jenny) Pinter and six nieces and nephews. Memorial service will be held Friday, September 2, 2016 at 1 pm at Evergreen Community Church; 16165 Kenwood Trail, Lakeville MN 55044. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred. Condolences: whitefuneralhomes.com (Published in Star Tribune on Aug. 27, 2016)

Lillejord-Wiggins, Jeremy Lloyd
December 22, 1980 - August 29, 2016
Age 35 of Oakdale.

Brennan, Steven Jacob
May 29, 1960 - August 29, 2016
Age 56 of Minneapolis.

Nelson, Brenda Kay (nee Vendsel)
July 22, 1953 - August 29, 2016
Age 63 of Coon Rapids.

Shelton, Teresa Marie (nee Mrozka)
January 7, 1960 - August 29, 2016
Age 56 of Eden Prairie. Passed away peacefully on August 29, 2016 surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by her father, Ron Mrozka; brothers; and grandparents. She is survived by her husband, Jeff Shelton; son, Dan Kirchoff; mother, Gerrie Mrozka; sister, Tamara Simon and her son Joseph; brother, Tom (Kelly) Mrozka. Funeral Mass September 7, 2016 at 11 am with visitation one hour prior at Pax Christi Catholic Church of Eden Prairie, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN. Interment Ft Snelling National Cemetery. (Published in Star Tribune on Sept. 3, 2016)

Formico, Anthony Michael
October 2, 1962 - August 28, 2016
Age 53 of Minneapolis, passed away August 28, 2016. Celebration of Life and full notice to follow at a later date. (Published in Star Tribune on Sept. 3, 2016)

Howland, Helen Louise (nee Moritz)
September 16, 1923 - August 28, 2016
Age 92 of St. Louis Park.

Hockert Sr., Daniel Ross
July 20, 1943 - August 28, 2016
Age 73 of Brooklyn Park. Survived by wife, Marilyn; children, Melissa, Paula and Daniel Jr.; grandchildren, Caitlin, Eric, Kelli, Dylan. Also survived by brothers, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Memorial service will be Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 11:00 AM, with gathering starting at 0:00 AM, Nativity Lutheran Church, 3312 Silver Lake Road, St. Anthony, MN 55418. Memorials preferred to the family. (Published in Star Tribune on Sept. 3, 2016)

Kester, Dan Earl
July 22, 1948 - August 28, 2016
Age 68 of Minneapolis, MN passed away peacefully in his home on August 28, 2016. He was preceded in death by parents Arden Kester in 2000 and Margaret "Betty" Kester in 2006. Dan is survived by wife, Irene Grossbach of Minneapolis, MN; sons, James (Heather) Kester of Rochester, MN and Steven Kester of Columbia Heights, MN; step-daughter, Anna Grossbach of Minneapolis, MN; brothers, Tom (Barbara) Kester of Menasha, Wisconsin and David (Karen) Kester of Deland, Florida; sister, Kathy (John) Marks of Salem, Oregon; several cousins, nieces and nephews. Dan was a beloved husband, father, brother, uncle and friend who will be greatly missed. Growing up in Fremont, Wisconsin made Dan a life long Green Bay Packer Fan. He enjoyed staying active by walking around the Lake Calhoun and Lake Harriet areas where he lived. He also enjoyed working with stained glass, collecting clocks and collecting books. More than anything, he enjoyed spending time with family and friends. A celebration of Dan's life will be held in his hometown of Fremont, Wisconsin in October and a memorial will be placed in Dan's honor in the Lyndale Rose Garden along Lake Harriet in Minneapolis, one of Dan's favorite places. Memorials may be directed to the family.

Kelm, Caecilie R.
March 26, 1933 - August 27, 2016
Age 83 of St. Louis Park.

Rousu, Mark
March 11, 1941 - August 27, 2016
Age 75 of Coon Rapids.

Murry, Thomas Edward
December 9, 1955 - August 27, 2016
Age 60 of Grasston, passed away August 27, 2016 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. Preceded in death by parents. Survived by brothers, Bill (Gail) and Bob; children, Ashley (Dan) Roeber and Aaron Murry; granddaughter, Ophelia Roeber; and other relatives and friends. Tom loved his family and friends, music, motorcycles, and his leatherworking. In keeping with Tom's wishes, services will be private. Memorials to Children's Hospital in Saint Paul. (Published in Star Tribune on Sept. 3, 2016)

Markquart, Fred August
September 23, 1950 - August 27, 2016
Age 65 of Maple Grove.

Martinson, Mary Ann
September 27, 1951 - August 26, 2016
Age 64 of Minneapolis, passed away on August 26, 2016 after a short and courageous battle with cancer. Mary was a loving mother, devoted daughter and a wonderful sister. Mary lit up the room when she walked in and was always generous to everyone. She was active in her neighborhood and passionate about the new library in her community. Mary was born on September 27, 1951 in Mpls to Robert and Virginia Martinson. Preceded in death by sister, Patti. Survived by her son, Michael Iseri, her parents, her sister Carol (Leo), and her sister Joy (Chris) and 3 nephews. Memorial to be Thursday, Sept 1, 2016 at 4 PM with visitation 1 hour before at North United Methodist Church, 4350 Fremont Ave N, Mpls, MN 55412

Anderson, Altha Marjorie (nee Hanson)
March 3, 1925 - August 26, 2016
Age 91 of Shoreview Passed away surrounded by family on August 26, 2016. Born March 3, 1925 in Sharon, ND. Preceded in death by parents, brother Henry, and son Ronald. Survived by husband Arthur, children Linda, Shari (David) and Paul (Joan); grandchildren Tina (Scott), Chris, Dee (Derek), Sarah (Chad), Daniel (Tanya), Ashley and Melanie; 5 great-grandchildren; her dog Stormy; many relatives and friends in MN and AZ. Marge loved camping and spending time with family and friends. Memorial celebration on Tuesday, August 30 from 1:00 to 3:00 at Roselawn Cemetery Chapel Gathering Room, 803 Larpenteur Ave W, Roseville, Minnesota.

Santiago, Carlos Alberto Gabriel
January 7, 1961 - August 25, 2016
Age 55 of New Richmond, WI. Born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico on January 7, 1961, Carlos was raised in Fajardo, Puerto Rico and went to college in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. He moved to Minnesota in 1992. Carlos passed away on August 25, 2016 in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He was preceded in death by his dad, Alberto Santiago Mateo, his brother, Alberto Santiago, Jr. and his mom, Myrta Gabriel. He is survived by his daughter, Angela Ivelisse Santiago, age 15, (Puerto Rico); his brother, Luis Roberto Santiago (Puerto Rico) and his sister, Ytmar Santiago and brother-in-law Eric Crandall (Wisconsin), as well as niece and nephews, many cousins, aunts and uncles. Carlos was a Mechanical Engineer and worked in Minnesota for many years, having retired recently after heart surgery. He was a very happy and friendly guy who loved to fish and golf. He will be remembered fondly by his many friends in the Twin Cities and New Richmond, Wisconsin, where he had moved a few years ago to live closer to his sister. As was his wish, Carlos will be buried in Fajardo, Puerto Rico later this year. A celebration of life among his friends in the Twin Cities is pending, (Published in Star Tribune on Sept. 3, 2016)

Ball Sr., Jerry Lee
April 26, 1941 - August 25, 2016
Age 75 of Robbinsdale. Funeral service Saturday, September 10 at 11:00 A.M., with visitation 1 hour prior, at New Oil Church of God in Christ, 116 E 32nd St., Minneapolis. Interment to follow at Crystal Lake Cemetery in Minneapolis.

Schneider, Allan Wesley
June 8, 1951 - August 25, 2016
Age 65 of St. Paul.

Dox, Ronald Joseph
October 13, 1952 - August 25, 2016
Age 63 of St. Paul. Career baker, former I.O.O.F Odd Fellows member and US Navy Veteran. Preceded in death by parents Robert and Catherine Dox. Survived by children; Donna, Kim (Bryan), Laura (Mark), Jeremy, Ronny (Katie), and 12 grandchildren. Siblings; George (Theresa), Sandy (Jim), Bob (Deb), Terry (Kathy), Denny, Mary-elyn (John), and many nieces and nephews. Former wife of 25 years Pamela (Kringle) Dox and good friend, Mark. A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, August 31st at North St. Paul VFW 2483 7th Avenue East from 4-8 PM. Fort Snelling burial at a later date. (Published in Pioneer Press on Aug. 28, 2016)

Smiley, Gayle Lorraine
February 20, 1942 - August 24, 2016
Age 74 of Minneapolis. Funeral service Friday, September 2 at 12:00 P.M., with visitation 1 hour prior, at River of Life Church, 2200 Fremont Ave. N, MInneapolis.

Abrahamson, Dennis Earl
June 18, 1942 - August 24, 2016
Age 74 of Champlin, died August 24th, 2016 peacefully at home with his family. Denny was born June 18, 1942 in Mpls to his parents Erling and Charlotte (Zieska) Abraham-son. He is preceded in death by his parents and sister Susan Curfman. Denny had a huge loving and caring heart always putting his family first. He will be greatly missed. He leaves behind (2) sisters, JoAnn Biesheuvel Champlin, MN, Marlys Kersting, Bismarck, ND, and many loved nieces and nephews. Their church held a private prayer service and the family will host his Celebration of Life at a later date. (Published in Star Tribune on Aug. 27, 2016)

Struntz, Gloria "Tots" Jean (nee Behrendt)
August 30, 1942 - August 24, 2016
Age 73 of Ft. Myers, FL (formerly of MN) Passed away peacefully Aug. 24, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. Preceded in death by parents Carl and Veronica, and her husband Harold Struntz. Survived by children Billy (Teri) McClellan, Nancy Ray, Pat (Lisa) McClellan, Jill (Eric) Figgins, sisters Shirley Sager, Joyce (George) Tonia, 12 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, special friend, Bill Ebrecht, as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins, and an abundance of wonderful friends. Tots was a Ramsey County employee for 29 years. Tots enjoyed volunteering for many organizations, followed her dreams to become a Florida resident, loved and lived life to the fullest, was a friend to all, left an everlasting imprint on the hearts of all who loved her. Tots will be deeply missed. Mass of Christian service will be 10:00 am, Monday, August 29, 2016, visitation one hour prior at 9:00 am at Church of St. Rose of Lima, 2048 Hamline Ave., N., Roseville. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Our Lady of Peace Home, 2776 St. Anthony Ave., St. Paul, MN, 651-789-5031. (Published in Pioneer Press on Aug. 20, 2016)

Lee, Mason Yajtsim
March 13, 2012 - August 23, 2016
Age 4 of Fridley. Funeral service Saturday, August 27 at 10:00 A.M., with visitation 1 hour prior, at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 1895 Laurel Ave., St. Paul, MN 55104. Interment to follow at Oakland Cemetery in St. Paul.

Carlson, Roger Lee
January 14, 1939 - August 23, 2016
Age 77 of Coon Rapids, passed away surrounded by family on August 23, 2016. Preceded in death by parents Axel & Stella; siblings, Eugene, Gerald, Wayne, Gwen, Darlene, Phyllis, Susan, Tommy. Survived by wife Patti; children, Blake (Deb), Scott, Jeff, Greg, Tim (Carmen), Jen; Brothers, Sheldon, Donald, Bobby; sisters, Donna, Betty, Mary Etta, Sharon, Harriet; 9 grandchildren and 1 great-grand-son. Memorial service September 10 at 3 PM, Majestic Oaks Golf Course, Ham Lake. Visitation one hour prior to service, reception following. (Published in the Star Tribune on Aug. 28, 2016)

Paulsen, Darla Jean
January 4, 1950 - August 22, 2016
Age 66 of North St. Paul.

Woods, Steven Mark
March 31, 1951 - August 22, 2016
Age 65 of Minneapolis.

Vana, Geraldine Marie (nee Poole)
September 30, 1936 - August 22, 2016
Age 79 of Elk River.

Bice, Walter Anderson Jackson
February 21, 1942 - August 19, 2016
Age 74 of Frederic, WI.

Tierney, Helen Louise
January 4, 1922 - August 19, 2016
Age 94 of Edina.

George, Bernhard Andrew
December 12, 1938 - August 19, 2016
Age 77 of Brooklyn Park. Passed away surrounded by family on August 19, 2016. Survived by wife, Darlene; children, Doug (Larry), Diane, Brenda, Dawn; grandson, Derek; 3 adopted grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; many other relatives and friends. Visitation on Wednesday, August 24, from 4PM-8PM at Family of God Lutheran Church, 8625 Zane Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN. Celebration of Life at Family of God Lutheran Church on Thursday, August 25 at 11AM with visitation one hour prior. 

Heuring, Kathryn Marie (nee McCauley)
September 2, 1926 - August 19, 2016
Age 89 of New Brighton.

Wawersich, Janette Marie (nee Moeller)
August 1, 1959 - August 18, 2016
Age 57 of Fridley. Ian's mom passed away peacefully on August 18, 2016. Celebration of life at a later date. (Published in the Star Tribune on Aug. 20, 2016)

Trainor, Michael Thomas
December 26, 1951 - August 17, 2016
Age 64 of Chaska, passed away from an illness at age 64 on Wednesday, August 17th. Preceded in death by daughter Nicole. Beloved father and brother, Michael is survived by his two sons, Isaac and Caleb, sister Barbara Anderson and brother Patrick Trainor. Family and friends will gather 11 AM on Wednesday, August 31st at St. Thomas the Apostle Chapel, 2914 W 44th St. Interment St. Mary's Cemetery. (Published in the Star Tribune on Aug. 27, 2016)

Hudgins, Randall Steven
June 19, 1949 - August 17, 2016
Age 67 of Minneapolis.

Housen, Michael Allen
January 1, 1951 - August 16, 2016
Age 65 of Maple Lake Township. Passed away suddenly at his home Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016. Celebration of Mikes life today at 2 pm, all friends and family are welcomed. Come share your memories. 9201 Arnold Ave NW, Monticello 55362. (Published in Pioneer Press on Aug. 20, 2016)

Cintella, Tracy Ann
November 24, 1959 - August 16, 2016
Age 56 of Champlin.

Ubel, Jean Marie (nee Ritter)
June 30, 1942 - August 16, 2016
Age 74 of Inver Grove Heights. Passed away peacefully on August 16, 2016 at her home. Preceded in death by parents; sons, Scott and Timothy Lehman; and 3 siblings. Survived by husband of 37 years, Myron "Mike"; children, Tony (Bridget) Lehman, Brenda (Steve) McNeese; 7 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; step-children, Mike, Mark, Michelle, Matt (Kelly) Ubel; 6 step-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Tracy Lehman; siblings, John (Susan) Ritter, Linda (Mike) Loeffler, Kelly Ritter; many relatives and friends. Jeanne enjoyed spending time up at her cabin, cooking, baking, and entertaining for her family and friends. She also enjoyed playing Bingo and crocheting. At Jeanne's request no services will be held. Jeanne will be dearly missed by her husband, family, and friends. (Published in Pioneer Press on Aug. 21, 2016)

Nelson, Kelly Lawrence
April 26, 1967 - August 15, 2016
Age 49 of St. Paul. Preceded in death by parents, Roger and Carolyn. Survived by special friend, Linda Kopp; daughters, Kellie and Mikel; grandchildren, Montana, Talon, and Linnea; and many friends and relatives. Private services. (Published in the Star Tribune on Aug. 20, 2016)

Swanson, John William
May 14, 1946 - August 15, 2016
Age 70 of Cannon Falls.

Randall, Beverly Rae (nee Klamm)
February 4, 1942 - August 14, 2016
Age 74 of Mora.

Honigschmidt, Nicholas Allan
April 23, 1970 - August 14, 2016
Age 46 of Lakeville. Survived by wife, Gina; son, Isaac; mother Judy (Abraham), sisters, Liz (Roman) Ostapowycz, Valerie Jo; nephews, Brandon & Andrew Ostapowycz; niece, Caitlynn Farber; Mass of Christian Burial, Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas, 2115 Summit Ave. St. Paul, MN. Mon., Aug. 22, 10 AM. (Published in the Star Tribune on Aug. 20, 2016)

Grapentin, Jenube Mary (nee Beiseker)
December 21, 1936 - August 14, 2016
Age 79 of Chisago City.

Replogle, Louann Seng
March 17, 1931 - August 14, 2016
Age 85 of Minneapolis.

Hendriksen Jr., Terrance Thorwald
December 13, 1946 - August 14, 2016
Age 69 of Ramsey.

Ledin, Gregg Thomas
December 15, 1961 - August 13, 2016
Age 54 of Buffalo. Memorial service Friday, August 19, from 4:00-8:00 P.M., at The Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home in St. Michael.

Houghton, Donald Wayne
July 18, 1934 - August 12, 2016
Age 82 of Woodbury. Navy Veteran. Passed away August 12, 2016 after a courageous, 10 year battle with Multiple Myeloma. Survived by loving wife Joanne, siblings David and Denise, children Steven (Nancy), Thomas (Jean Marie), David (Linda), grandchildren Andrew (Jill), Brian (Kalia), Kevin (Maura), Timothy, Colin, Cameron, Molly, Matthew, Daniel, and Bradley. Don was a devoted husband, loving father, grandfather, brother, and friend to many. He was a faith-filled man who loved his country dearly. He proudly served on the USS Raton during the Korean War and later served in the Naval Reserves. He worked as a Ramsey County Deputy Sheriff in the early 60s, but spent most of his working years in the trucking industry. Don loved motorcycling, debating politics and playing with his dog Sophie. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. Visitation 4PM Thursday August 18 with a Memorial Service starting at 5:30PM at O'Halloran & Murphy Woodbury Chapel (8700 Valley Creek Rd. 651-702-0301). (Published in Pioneer Press on Aug. 17, 2016)

Ochoada, Betty Ann (nee Partlow)
June 3, 1929 - August 11, 2016
Betty Ann Ochoada was born June 3, 1929 in Brainerd, Minnesota to Clifford E. Partlow and Mamie M. Hoffarth, the first of eight children.  On February 24, 1946 Betty married Matias D. Ochoada and lived in Minneapolis where they raised six children, 2 sons and 4 daughters. She enjoyed learning and took night classes while working as a teacher’s aide. She was known to keep a spotless home and loved reading, music, gardening and being in the sun.  Betty subsequently lived in North Carolina, Florida, Texas, and California before returning to Minnesota in 2005. After many hospitalizations and failing health, Betty went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on August 11, 2016.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Matias D. Ochoada and Leo Sandoval; siblings Clifford, JoAnn, Wally, Douglas, Bruce, Jim; and son Matias LeRoy.  She is survived by children Darlene (Denny) Tomlinson of Prior Lake, MN, Dela (Mike) Huss of Houston, TX, Lucinda (Jon Parker) Ochoada of Indian Harbour Beach, FL, Rufino (Aundria Arlandson) Ochoada of Apple Valley, MN, Melinda (Dale) Eylward of Perth, Australia; siblings Nona (David) Evans, Nancy (Mike) Jasperson, Gary (Marianne) Partlow, Ron (Lynne) Partlow; 15 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives. A memorial service will be held at 11am on September 3, 2016 at Hope Presbyterian Church, 7132 Portland Av S, Richfield, MN.

Procter, Sharon Fay (nee Hell)
June 26, 1943 - August 10, 2016
Age 73 of Crystal.

Nash, Sandra Lynn
January 11, 1959 - August 10, 2016
Age 57 of Albert Lea.

VanDaalen, William August
January 16, 1929 - August 10, 2016
Age 87 of St. Paul.

Bellanger, Michael C. "Teddy"
October 22, 1941 - August 10, 2016
Age 74 of Spring Park. Preceded in death by parents, William H. Bellanger and Mildred (LaChapelle) Riggs; Linda St. Claire; sister, Annette (Beadie) Wentland; 3 great-nieces and 2 uncles. Survived by girlfriend, Jeanine Koepke; children, Donovan St. Claire and Feather (Robert) Badillo; ex-wife, Jean Bellanger and their two sons, Michael and Craig; grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews. Michael worked for KFAI Radio, was a board member at the American Indian Center and was on the White Earth Council. He also worked for the City of Minneapolis as an inspector and for Minneapolis Public Schools. Michael went to the University of Minnesota and obtained an A.A. and a B.A. degree and he was a cosmetologist. He also played in a band called Bluesion. Services will be held at The American Indian Center on Bloomington & Franklin from 1:00-5:00 P.M. on Saturday, August 27.

Binman, Gregory Wayne
May 28, 1954 - August 10, 2016
Age 62 of Scandia, cracked his last joke on August 10, 2016. Greg will be remembered for his wonderful sense of humor, superior dancing ability, and mechanical tinkering. A celebration of life party will be held on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at Art House North (793 W. Armstrong Ave., St. Paul) from 3:30 to 8:30 PM. (Published in the Star Tribune on Aug. 13, 2016)

Calbazana Jr., Theodore Hernando
October 3, 1955 - August 9, 2016
Age 60 of St. Paul.

Pennie, Donald Franklin
April 18, 1921 - August 9, 2016
Age 95 of the Twin Cities and Hovland, MN Donald passed away peacefully on August 9, 2016. He was born in Duluth on April 18th, 1921. Preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Dorothy. Survived by children, Daniel (Anne), Ralph (Helen), Jill (Mark), Philip (Marlene) and Rayner (Alicia); grandchildren, Elizabeth (Mike), Sarah (Wade), Eric, Melody, Eleanor, Signe, Nathan, Sean, Jonathan and Justin: great-grandchildren Savanah, Camden, Peter, and one on the way. His children give their thanks and most sincere appreciation to a concerned, generous and supportive father who saw us all through our various steps and missteps, joys and struggles. Dad, we wish you all the joy and chocolate ice cream the universe has to offer. Thank you. The family wishes to thank the staff and aides at Timber Hills for the wonderful loving care and support they provided to Don and his family these last four years. We want to thank the wonderful caregivers that shared time with him, taking, giving and delighting in his impish approach to life. All did an excellent job in making these last years wonderful, enjoyed and peaceful. Thank you. If desired, memorials preferred to the Minnesota Branch of the Nature Conservancy. A private family service will be held. (Published in Pioneer Press on Aug. 14, 2016)

Hanson, Jaime Lee (nee Slavick)
September 16, 1981 - August 8, 2016
Age 34 of Savage, passed unexpectedly on August 8, 2016. Survived by father, Joseph and mother, Brenda; sister, Jordan (Bob); nieces, Kaylin and Jayden; nephew, Gage; and step-brother, Kyle. Her family would like to celebrate her life on Sunday, August 21 from 1-4PM at Tooties Bar. We hope that family and friends will join. (Published in the Star Tribune on Aug. 16, 2016)

Kirkpatrick, Delbert Wayne
November 11, 1931 - August 8, 2016
Age 84 of Elk River.

Johnson, LeRoy Allen "Lee"
September 28, 1945 - August 7, 2016
Age 70 of Ham Lake. Survived by wife of 43 years, Lucy; loving children, Kari (Sean) and Kyle (Angie); 6 grandchildren, Kali, Kian, Kenna, Abby, Lily, and Kiefer; brothers, Larry and Wade; and sisters, Linda, Renee, and Beth. LeRoy retired from US West Communications after 30 years of service and most recently worked for Lowe's. No services scheduled at this time. Memorials preferred to the American Cancer Society. (Published in Pioneer Press on Aug. 10, 2016)

Lin, Meizhen
April 1, 1969 - August 7, 2016
Age 47 of St. Paul.

Willson, Maria Ascension (nee Roig)
August 17, 1928 - August 6, 2016
Age 87 of Mora.

Kreft, Scott Ronald
December 20, 1959 - August 5, 2016
Age 56 of of NE Minneapolis passed away August 5, 2016. Scotty worked as the day baker at Panera Bread in Vandais Heights, MN Preceeded in death by father, Robert O. Kreft. Survived by spouse, Joshua Johnson; mother, Delores (Dee) Kreft; siblings, Sandy (Richard) Reinking, Mike (Roxanne) Kreft, twin sister, Robin (Dave) Day; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, August 25, at 3PM at The Legacy of St. Michael, 4400 Lange Ave. NE, St. Michael, MN. A celebration of Scotty's life, will be on Sunday, August 28, 2PM at 1213 Rhode Island Ave. N, Golden Valley MN. (Published in the Star Tribune on Aug. 20, 2016)

Haney, Steven Anthony
November 13, 1964 - August 5, 2016
Age 51 of Minneapolis. Steven was born at John Moses Air Force Hospital in Minot, North Dakota on November 13, 1964. He was the eldest child of Anne Marie and Riley Martin Haney. Within a few weeks, the family moved to Minnesota and Steve grew up on St. Paul’s West Side. At an early age he learned automotive repair and worked on vehicles anywhere and everywhere. Beginning in his parent’s garage and eventually graduating to his own shop, he used his talents to maintain transportation for many people. Steven’s tools were always readily identified by the series of sevens marked clearly on each one. He had compassion for everyone he met, from any walk of life. Steve had no fear in sharing his beliefs and loved his friends and family generously. His greatest love was his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Steve will worship Yeshua now and forevermore in his Heavenly home. Preceded in death by his father Riley Haney. Survived by his mother Anne Haney; sister Jackie Nielsen; brother-in-law Jeremy Nielsen; nephews Riley Nielsen and Kieran Nielsen; and Steven’s three children. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday August 13, 2016, at 2 pm, at Riverview Baptist Church, 14 Moreland Avenue East, West St Paul, MN 55118. Light refreshments will be served at the church immediately following the service.

Wojciechowski, Ronald Paul
May 30, 1957 - August 5, 2016
Age 59 of Shakopee, passed away peacefully on August 5, 2016, after losing a 2-1/2 month battle with pancreatic cancer. Ron was born in Chicago, IL and was a graduate of LaSalle High School, South Bend, IN. Ron served in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force. He was employed as an aircraft mechanic at Delta Airlines for 30 years. Ron had a passion for St. Louis Cardinals baseball, Notre Dame football, Bruce Springsteen music and travelling to Walt Disney World with his daughter. Ron is survived by wife, Twilla; daughter, Marisa; sisters, Donna, Lisa and Lori, and brothers, David and Carl; BFF, Bill; sister-in-law, Martha, and a multitude of Delta Airlines "family" and friends. Ron was preceded in death by parents, John and Dorothy Wojciechowski and brother, John. Private services. (Published in the Star Tribune on Aug. 6, 2016)

Coldor Jr., Philip Louis
January 14, 1928 - August 4, 2016
Age 88 of Minneapolis

Stewart, Douglas Edwin
July 27, 1951 - August 3, 2016
Age 65 of Minneapolis. and Duluth, age 65 passed away peacefully on August 3rd. He had long endured many health issues due to exposure to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War. Doug is survived by his loving wife Eileen; daughter Sayleen Schmeling (Paul) and their children, Brooke and Blake; his son Raymond Stewart (Tonya) and their children Morgan and Cameron; his sisters Della Ann Bjornstead, Rosalie Herricks and Elaine Elliott. Doug was very active in the Scottish community and various Veteran's organizations. Memorials to Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 1, P.O. Box 17037, Mpls., MN 55417 or to The Minnesota Scottish Fair and Highland Games in c/o Liz Michalson, 4827 Acorn Ridge Road, Minnetonka, MN 55345. Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery Thursday, August 11th at 11:45, second gate, lane 4. Celebration of Doug's life at Nokomis Square, 5015 35th Ave. S., Mpls, MN 55417 from 2:00-4:00 PM. (Published in the Star Tribune on Aug. 8, 2016)

Schmidt, Kristian Eric
December 7, 1965 - August 3, 2016
Age 50 of Minneapolis.

Sparr, John Robert
May 17, 1954 - August 3, 2016
Age 62 of Minneapolis.

Solie, Donald Irving
December 29, 1928 - August 3, 2016
Age 87 of Brooklyn Park. Funeral Saturday, Aug. 13, 11 AM, LDS Church, 39th & Nicollet Ave S., Mpls. (Published in the Star Tribune on Aug. 9, 2016)

Flack, Marilyn Yvonne
August 18, 1949 - August 2, 2016
Age 66 of New Brighton.

Taras, Nicole Marie (nee Hagenah)
March 30, 1971 - August 2, 2016
Age 45 of New Hope. "We all will have our day and it is as natural as birth and a guaranteed ticket to freedom." This quote from Nicole is a great example of her courageous spirit. Nicole loved life and lived it to the fullest. She had a vibrant, comforting, and loving energy about her, allowing her to be loved by many. She died peacefully in her New Hope home on Tuesday, August 2, 2016. She was 45 years old. There will be a memorial service at her home on Sunday August 21, 2016 12:00pm-5:00 pm. She had love and concern for animals and would like memorials to go to The Animal Humane Society of America. (Published in the Star Tribune on Aug. 15, 2016)

Treumann, William Borgen
February 26, 1916 - August 2, 2016
Age 100 of St. Paul.

Volding, Joseph Myron
February 21, 1961 - August 2, 2016
Age 55 of Minneapolis, passed away peacefully on August 2, 2016. Preceded in death by parents. Survived by siblings, Nora (Sergio) Jimenez and Tom (Angie) Volding; nephews, Marco and Lorenzo Jimenez; nieces, Addison and Stella Volding; many other relatives and friends. Celebration of Life at a later date. Memorials preferred to Our Lady of Peace Home, 2076 St. Anthony Ave., St. Paul, MN 55104. (Published in the Star Tribune on Aug. 2, 2016)

Coogan, Joanette Elizabeth (nee Fellman)
July 10, 1944 - August 1, 2016
Age 72 of Minneapolis, passed away on August 1st She was surrounded by family and friends who loved her dearly. She is survived by her husband, Michael, her sons Ryan (Stephanie) and Cullen (Jessica), her two grandsons Owen and Evan, her sisters Judy and Juli and brothers Peter and Doug (Donna). Joanette created a lasting footprint on this earth. Funeral will be held Friday, Aug. 12, 11:00 am at Christ the King, 5029 Zenith Ave S, Minneapolis with the visitation beginning at 10:30 am. Memorials are preferred to the Cancer Research Institute (cancerresearch.org) (Published in the Star Tribune on Aug. 4, 2016)

Stayner, Stephen Edward
August 20, 1941 - August 1, 2016
Age 74 of Henriette.

Fredine, Faye Mary (nee Lonset)
February 9, 1929 - August 1, 2016
Age 87 of St. Paul.

Anderson, Kathleen "Kitty" Michelle (nee Jenny)
June 8, 1944 - July 31, 2016
Age 72 of White Bear Lake. Survived by husband Bill, son Kyle (Shannan), grandson Owen; brother Greg (Deb) Jenny, sisters Peggy (Mike) Baran, Pat Jenny, Monica Kohler, Colleen (Jeff) Speed, sisters-in-law Karen Jenny, Judy (John) Wiesner, and mother-in-law Marge Anderson. Kitty's passion was gardening and Parish Council at St. Pius X for many years. Kitty was an accountant at 3M for 40 years. Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, August 6th at 12 pm Church of St. Pius X, 3878 Highland Ave, WBL. Visitation 2 hours prior to funeral. (Published in the Pioneer Press on Aug. 3, 2016)

Lund, Nancy-Dell (Rohleder)
March 6, 1927 - July 31, 2016
Age 89 of New Brighton. Died from metastatic bone cancer on 7/31. Born in St. Paul, MN. Preceded in death by parents, Henry J and Adele (Saam) Lund; brothers William (Bill) and Paul; former husband, Richard Rohleder. Survived by daughter, Julie Pierce (Rick) and son, Thomas Rohleder (Ann); grandchildren Andy Pierce (Kara), Melinda Pierce, Karen Pierce, Tess Rohleder, Emma Rohleder, Eric Rohleder; great grand-children Andrew, Piper, and Elizabeth Dell Pierce; brother John (Jack) Lund; sister-in-law Dolores (Paul) Lund; many nieces and nephews. She was deeply loved and will be missed by all who knew her. Nancy-Dell will be remembered as a woman of self-direction and conscientious service to her family and community. She graduated from Central High School (St. Paul, MN) and attended the University of Minnesota where she received a degree in Social Work. She spent her lifetime caring for and mentoring others, including work with Neighborhood House, Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys, Minnesota League of Women Voters, Chrysalis Women's Center, Science Museum of Minnesota, and the Ramsey County Guardian ad Litem program for which she was nominated for a national award. She was a lifelong learner. She traveled around the world learning about other cultures and histories. She stressed the importance of being an informed citizen and there was hell to pay if she didn't get her daily newspaper. You could always count on her to have an envelope of newspaper articles she had clipped specifically with you in mind. She also loved crossword puzzles and Scrabble®. She was an ardent feminist and a proud alumna of Alpha Omicron Pi, University of Minnesota-Tau Chapter. She was an accomplished knitter, winning multiple Minnesota State Fair awards, including two blue ribbons. Her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren are each proud owners of a hand-designed and knitted Christmas stocking. And over the years, she designed and knit hundreds of mittens, sweaters, scarves, and hats for family and friends and for the Children's Home Society of Minnesota's Little Red Stocking program. She was a writer, composing eloquent letters on her IBM Selectric II typewriter, complete with carbon paper for copies. She was a leader, co-founding two organizations: The Maya Society of Minnesota and AfterMast, a breast cancer recovery support group. She was active as a tap dancer, long blade skater, roller skater, lap swimmer, and walker. She was supportive, encouraging all who knew her to "trust and believe in yourself" and to "find something that makes you sparkle inside". She loved M&M's® cookies and wearing aprons. And this only begins to describe her. Our heartfelt thanks to the wonderful staff of Brightondale Senior Community, Lifespark, and Allina Hospice for their loving care of Nancy-Dell. There will be no service by her request. Memorials preferred to Children's Home Society of Minnesota. (Published in the Pioneer Press on Aug. 7, 2016)

Sellers-Dee, Kathleen Ann (nee Gaylor)
March 7, 1948 - July 31, 2016
Age 68 of South St. Paul.

Seth, Jake Wesmer
August 17, 1947 - July 30, 2016
Age 68 of Henderson.

Sax, Roxanne Marie (nee Bonse)
August 5, 1959 - July 30, 2016
Age 56 of North St. Paul. Passed away peacefully on July 30, 2016. Preceded in death by her father, Christy Sauro. Survived by husband, Donny Lascewski; children, Tom (Melissa), LeAnn (Eric), Kevin; 3 step-children; grandsons, Logan, Dylan, Jackson; mother, Barbara Sauro; sisters, Jeannie (Chris), Julie (Chris), Vickie; nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Celebration of Life on Friday, August 12, from 5-9PM at Arcade-Phalen American Legion Post 577, 1129 Arcade St, St. Paul. (Published in the Pioneer Press on Aug. 7, 2016)

McGrew, Dolores Mae (nee Farone)
October 5, 1930 - July 30, 2016
Age 85, dDied peacefully at the age of 85, on July 30th, surrounded by her loved ones at her home in South St. Paul. Dolores is survived by her children, Jerry (Laurie) and Carol; siblings, Gino, Arlene, Bill; grandchildren, Kyla, Chelsie, Mike (Erin), Theresa (Jason), and Chris, 5 great grandchildren, and close friend Marge, along with many other family and friends. A service for Dolores will be held on August 13th, 2016 from 1:00-3:30pm at Vista Prairie, 744 19th Avenue North, South St. Paul, Minnesota. All are welcome to come celebrate Dolores' life. (Published in the Pioneer Press on Aug. 7, 2016)

Fulton, Robert "Bob" Lester
November 30, 1926 - July 29, 2016
Age 89 of St. Paul, died peacefully in his sleep at the Pillars Hospice in Oakdale, MN on July 29, 2016. He had been in declining health for the prior six months, suffering from pancreatic cancer and related ailments. He bore up under the weight of a failing body with an unflagging mind, cheerful demeanor and a buoyant sense of humor. A native of Toronto, Canada, Bob moved to the US in 1947 to attend the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. Later, he attended the University of Toronto where he received his MA degree, and finally Wayne State University in Detroit, MI where he earned his PhD in Sociology. He was well known for his work in the field of death, grief and bereavement and was a founding member of the International Working Group on Death and Dying. Among his many contributions to the field was the creation of the first college course on death and dying in the United States, which he taught at the University of Minnesota in 1963. Bob's career was notable for numerous lectures, publications, and visiting professorships, which took him to India, Australia, South Africa, Japan, China, Sweden, and Norway, and a host of other countries. He had hoped to attend the IWG meetings in Scotland this fall and then make a trip to Prague, Czechoslovakia, one place he had never visited. Most likely, he would have sought out another chess set to add to his collection. An avid chess player, his last publication My World of Chess, was published in 2013. He is survived by three sons, David, Evan and Regan and grandchildren Julie and Davis. He is also survived by his long-time partner and companion, Meryl Baker, as well as his sister Gwenn and brother Edward. Bob will be remembered fondly by his many friends and colleagues around the world. A memorial celebration of Bob's life is planned for September 24, 2016 at the University Club in Saint Paul, MN 2:00pm until 5:00pm. Family and friends offer a tremendous thank you to the staff at The Pillars Hospice in Oakdale, MN. The quality of care Bob received there was second to none. In lieu of flowers, donations made to The Pillars would be greatly appreciated. (Published in the Star Tribune on Aug. 5, 2016)

Mitchell, Rita Ann (nee Schmitt)
June 4, 1956- July 29, 2016
Age 60 of Vadnais Heights, formerly of St. Paul Passed away peacefully on July 29th, 2016. Rita was a warrior and a survivor who fought valiantly against Congestive Heart Failure for thirteen years. She is survived by 4 children and 6 grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held at Lake Johanna at the Perry Pavilion in Arden Hills from 12PM-4PM on Sunday, August 14, 2016. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Vale Place or The American Heart Association.

Becker, Karen Rosok
December 14, 1951 - July 28, 2016
Age 64 of Oakdale, mother, grandmother, wife, and musician par excellence, died peacefully at home on July 28, 2016.  She grew up in a farming community in Montana, but set foot in many places throughout the world. Born on December 14, 1951, Karen’s music-making began early:  she started piano at age 5, and began playing organ at church in 7th grade.  By late high school, Karen was playing concertos. After earning a music degree from the University of Montana, which included 10 weeks of study in Vienna, Karen attended the University of Mainz, Germany, on a Fulbright Fellowship.  She then earned an MA in Music History from the University of Minnesota, where she met John, her husband of 39 years. In addition to raising three children and teaching many piano students, Karen served as organist at Guardian Angels Church, Oakdale, for 38 years.  She was involved in a wide range of musical activity in both church and community.  Karen was a member of the American Guild of Organists and Saint Paul Piano Teachers, serving as a local officer for both organizations. Karen was involved in other activities as well.  She was a long-time member of a German reading group.  She had a vibrant spiritual life, participating in centering prayer activities at St. Paul’s Monastery and Aramaic retreats, and learning xigong meditation.  And she served as a mentor through Big Sisters of Saint Paul. Karen will be missed by many, including John, her children, Tim (Kate) Rosok and Christine and Andrew Becker, her siblings, Mae Joanne (Tom Hom), George, and Larry (Theresa) Rosok and Lisa (Josh) Kerns, grandchildren Annika and Theodore Rosok, and nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, August 8, at Guardian Angels Catholic Church, 8260 - 4th St. N, Oakdale.  Visitation will be on Sunday, August 7, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., and Monday at 9:00, also at Guardian Angels.  Memorials preferred, to Guardian Angels Music Ministry.

Anderson-Davis, Mark Dean
October 27, 1960 - July 28, 2016
Age 55 of St. Paul.

Kassa, Asted Beyene
January 15, 1946 - July 27, 2016
Age 70 of Minneapolis. Funeral service was held on Saturday, July 30.

Miller, Jerry Paul
March 22, 1939 - July 27, 2016
Age 77 of Coon Rapids, passed away July 27th, 2016. Survived by wife, Bobbi; 4 daughters, 12 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild; many other relatives and friends. Funeral service Wednesday, August 3rd at Blaine United Methodist Church, 621 115th Ave NE, Blaine, at 2:30 pm, with visitation 1 hour before. Celebration of Life to follow at Blaine VFW, 1374 109th Ave NE, Blaine, 3:30-5:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred by family. (Published in the Star Tribune on July 30, 2016)

Oliverie, Patricia Hazel (nee Letourneau)
July 12, 1947 - July 27, 2016
Age 69 of White Bear Lake.

Welch, CW
March 7, 1958 - July 26, 2016
Age 58 of Minneapolis.

Cook, Todd Eldon
June 19, 1949 - July 26, 2016
Age 67 of Pine City.

Spindler, Shawn Michael
August 9, 1967 - July 26, 2016
Age 48 of Coon Rapids.

Eastman, Michael James
October 23, 1948 - July 26, 2016
Age 67 of Minneapolis, passed away surrounded by family on July 26, 2016. Michael was born October 23, 1948 in Sterling, Colorado. A 1966 graduate of Fort Morgan High School, Michael earned a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in a combined social work, psychology and special education program. He met his husband, Christopher L. N. Watson, while in graduate school. Michael and Christopher were set to celebrate their 40th anniversary on November 6. They were officially married on August 11, 2013. They lived in Ann Arbor, MI, Sacramento and Oakland, CA and Minneapolis. Michael is remembered for his quick and mischievous wit, compassion for children and animals and his generosity. One of his greatest joys was giving gifts to family and friends. A self-taught pianist, he attended the University of Michigan School of Music with the initial intention of becoming a concert pianist. His beautiful grand piano was his prized possession. Michael held a position in early childhood special education for the Minnesota Department of Education. He was instrumental in creating the Center for Inclusive Child Care at Concordia University and initiated a feasibility study for infant mental health for the State, which was one of the catalysts in bringing attention to the issues of infant and early childhood mental health. Michael was preceded in death by his biological father Max Morris, brother Charles, mother Harriet (Tanny) and father John Eastman. He will be greatly missed by his loving husband Christopher, his sisters Maxann (Tom) Hulse, Elizabeth (Greg) Wagers, and Patty Green, his aunt Dorothy Minister, nephews, nieces and cousins. A remembrance and gathering has been held. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Center for Inclusive Child Care, Concordia University, College of Education, 1282 Concordia Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55104,inclusivechildcare.org (Published in the Star Tribune on July 30, 2016)

Larsen, Winifred Mary
June 14, 1953 - July 25, 2016
Age 63 of Eagan.

Waterman, John Bernard "Johnny"
October 17, 1949 - July 23, 2016
Age 66 of Brooklyn Park. Preceded in death by his parents Glen Waterman, Dolores & Richard Erickson; brother, Larry; and nephew, Tim. Survived by wife, Rose; children, Bret (Katie) and Mark; and 3 grandchildren. Celebration of life will be held Sat., July 30th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Palmer Lake VFW, 2817 Brookdale Dr., Brooklyn Park, MN 55444. (Published in the Star Tribune on July 27, 2016)

Thomas, Mary Joan (nee Robert)
August 21, 1923 - July 22, 2016
Age 92 of Rush City.

Clark, Steven Hector
June 18, 1968 - July 22, 2016
Age 48 of Shakopee.

Lightner, Lucas Lester
February 1, 1973 - July 22, 2016
Age 43 of Arden Hills.

Potter, Scott Thomas
October 4, 1961 - July 21, 2016
Age 54 of Brooklyn Park.

Loadtra, Jaque May (nee Loberg)
May 18, 1955 - July 21, 2016
Age 61 of Columbia Heights.

Parrow, Michael James "Cowbow"
August 11, 1954 - July 20, 2016
Age 61 of Minneapolis. Survived by children, Tanya & Zach; 5 grandkids, family and friends. Celebration of Life 3-9pm Sat., Aug 6 at 4909 5th St NE, Columbia Heights. (Published in the Star Tribune on July 30, 2016)

Cohen, Anne Marie (nee La Bounty)
June 25, 1942 - July 20, 2016
Age 74 of Prior Lake.

Anderson, Darnell Ray
January 14, 1953 - July 19, 2016
Age 63 of St. Paul.

Anderson, Mark Seymour
May 31, 1944 - July 19, 2016
Age 72 of Coon Rapids. Peacefully made his transition on July 19. Survived by friends & family who cherished his lively wit & enduring love & friendship. (Published in the Star Tribune on July 23, 2016)

Churchill, Elsie (nee Taylor)
July 16, 1929 - July 18, 2016
Age 87 of Minneapolis. Funeral service Saturday, July 23 at 11:00 A.M., with visitation 1 hour prior, at Amazing Grace Assembly, 1237 Earl St., St. Paul. Private interment.

McNellis, Nancy Louise Kelley(nee Knaust)
August 28, 1930 - July 17, 2016
Age 85 of St. Paul. Transitioned to Heaven very peacefully on July 17th 2016. She was born in St. Paul MN on August 28, 1930 to Charles and Marguerite Knauft. She attended St. Columbus grade school and graduated from Monroe High. Nancy was an avid artist who traveled through out the U.S. but her favorite spot was San Diego California, living her dream by the Ocean for many years. She was married to William Kelley and Robert McNellis producing three children, sons Daniel J.(Jean) and Brian F.(Lea) McNellis and daughter Kerry L. Pederson. Nancy is survived by her three children and adoring grandchildren Robert, Kelly, Chuck, Jake, Lucas, Rachel, RJ. ,Paul, Audrey, Ian, as well as great grandchildren Michael, Jason, Juaquin, Mac, Chris and Rianna. Nancy joined her recently departed sister Peggy Rausch in Heaven. Friends and family are invited to join us for a joint memorial for Nancy and Peggy at St Peter's Church, 2600 Margaret St N, North St Paul MN at 9:30 am, Saturday July 30th. (Published in Pioneer Press on July 24, 2016)

McKee, Joan Mae (nee Killin)
May 12, 1933 - July 17, 2016
Age 83 of New Hope, passed away peacefully on July 17, 2016 in the afternoon. Born in Toronto, Ontario CA May 12th, 1933 the youngest of 8 children. Lived at her beloved home in New Hope for 47 years. Preceded in death by Parents Archibald and Jean Killin, 6 of 8 Siblings, and many cherished pets. Survived by son, Arthur David McKee (Cora), daughter, Leslee Ann McKee-Perry, grandchildren, Sydney McKee, Kacie English (Justin), Luna Perry, and Kori McKee. Celebration of Joan's life to be held at Elsie's Restaurant, Sunday July 24, 2-6pm 729 Marshall St, NE, Minneapolis MN 55413. Memorials to the Animal Humane Society. (Published in the Star Tribune on July 18, 2016)

Banks, Rodney Dean
October 31, 1961 - July 17, 2016
Age 54 of St. Paul.

van Dan, Mary Josephine
February 19, 1920 - July 16, 2016
Age 96 of St. Paul.

Wagner Sr., Richard Roy
January 25, 1957 - July 16, 2016
Age 59 of North Branch. Beloved father and grandfather passed away July 16, 2016, at the age of 59 surrounded by his family after his courageous battle with MS. Memorial Service Saturday, July 23, 1-5 PM at his home, 5975 Chippewa Trail, North Branch, MN 55056. (Published in Pioneer Press on July 17, 2016)

Froehlig-Gellerman, Carole Ione (nee Zarmbinski)
August 24, 1934 - July 15, 2016
Age 81 of Coon Rapids. Carole Joined her Heavenly Father on July 15. She was 81 years old. Reunited with her husbands, Albert F. and John G.; son, Ricky & grandson, Dylan. Leaves Debra, Steve, Greg & Lisa; "adopted" daughter, Jeannie Hall; 8 grandchildren & 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Shirley. "A man never sees all that his mom has been to him until it's too late to let her know he sees it." Memorial service 11 AM Saturday, Aug. 13, visitation 10 AM at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 825 - 51st Ave NE, Columbia Hts. In lieu of flowers, memorials to J.A. Wedum Hospice. (Published in the Star Tribune on August 6, 2016)

Karja, Kristie Ann
February 24, 1958 - July 14, 2016
Age 58 of Minneapolis.

Bennett, Terry Lee
February 3, 1960 - July 14, 2016
Age 56 of Minneapolis.

Roethler, Ardis Elaine (nee Hanson)
February 24, 1933 - July 14, 2016
Age 83 of Richfield.

Peterson, Margaret Marian Anderson (nee Troolin)
August 10, 1917 - July 14, 2016
Age 98 of Woodbury. Passed away peacefully after a short illness surrounded by family on July 14, 2016. Margaret was preceded in death by husbands, Herbert I. Anderson and Clarence D. Peterson. Survived by children, Eugene (Karen) Anderson of Greensboro, GA; Mary Margaret (Fran) Hatten of St. Cloud, MN; Bruce (Linda) Anderson of Woodbury, MN; 9 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; sisters, Ruth and Rose Ann; brother-in-law, Kermit; and many other relatives and friends. Funeral Service on Friday, July 22, at 11AM with visitation one hour prior at Central Baptist Church, 420 Roy St. N, St. Paul, MN. Burial to follow at Union Cemetery in Cambridge, MN at 2:30PM. She was love by many and will be greatly missed. The family wishes to thank the staff at Brighton Hospice for their loving care. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred. (Published in Pioneer Press on July 20, 2016)

Brown, Norma Jean (nee Hodges)
October 23, 1931 - July 13, 2016
Age 84 of Minneapolis.

Peterson, Judith Ann (nee Foust)
October 8, 1949 - July 13, 2016
Age 66 of Maple Grove, formerly of Rockford, MN, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on July 13th, 2016. Judy was a beloved wife and mother. She is preceded in death by her parents Norman and Ruth Foust. Survived by husband Roger of 43 years, and children Nicole (Matt), and Brian (Stephanie); siblings Chuck (Donna), Jerry (Sandy), Jan (Rick), and Bill (Faith), and many wonderful nieces, nephews, and friends. A celebration of life service will be held at Brooklyn United Methodist Church, 7200 Brooklyn Blvd, Brooklyn Center, MN 55429 on Saturday August 20th at 2:00 PM. Burial at Elmwood Cemetery 6501 Maple Drive, Rockford, MN 55373 to follow. (Published in the Star Tribune on July 23, 2016)

Hayden, Theodore William
June 17, 1971 - July 12, 2016
Age 45 of Plymouth.

Walther, Lori Beth (nee Anway)
March 25, 1961 - July 12, 2016
Age 55 of Red Wing.

Mell, Carol Jean
September 9, 1953 - July 12, 2016
Age 62 of St. Paul. Survived by husband, Leonard Gysbers; children, Keely Burger, Jason Ferlas, Shelby Ferlas; grandchildren, Connor, Xander, Aubrey, Adriona, Brea; 3 sisters; 4 brothers; and many nieces and nephews. Private interment at a later time. (Published in Pioneer Press on July 17, 2016)

Turner, Debra Ann (nee Wynveen)
March 15, 1963 - July 12, 2016
Age 53 of Wilson, WI.

Adams, Steven Herbert
June 18, 1946 - July 12, 2016
Age 70 of Minneapolis.

Brondum, Jack
June 6, 1949 - July 12, 2016
Age 67 of Minneapolis. Passed away on July 12th from prostate cancer. Born to Danish parents, Jack divided his childhood between Copenhagen and New Jersey, forming lifelong friendships in both DK and the US. His fluent Danish earned him a PEN literary translation prize in 1979. After veterinary training at Cornell, Jack studied epidemiology at Harvard and the U of M, ending a 30-year career in public health with 15 productive years at Hennepin County Health Dept. Jack loved classical music and vegetable gardening. During the 1990's, he advocated along with others for quality immersion learning at his children's MPS Spanish language magnet. Jack traveled extensively, taking special delight in the Faroe Islands and Providence, RI, the family home in the 1980's. A loving son to Dorothy Scott (deceased) and a generous, active, attentive spouse and father, Jack is survived by wife Pat McGowan and children Viveca Pagan (Hector) and Kevin Brondum. Memorials to the Good Life Center in Harborside, ME or Partners in Health. (Published in the Star Tribune on July 14, 2016)

Poulsom, Mark Edward
May 26, 1958 - July 12, 2016
Age 58 of St. Louis Park.

Piccolo, Joseph William
December 5, 1936 - July 11, 2016
Age 79 of Becker. Memorial service Saturday July 16 at 11:00 A.M., with visitation 1 hour prior, at Faith Lutheran Church in Becker, MN.

Anderson, Andernette
January 17, 1953 - July 11, 2016
Age 63 of New Hope. Andernette Anderson was born January 17, 1953 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Anderson. She attended Skinner Elementary School and John Marshall High School. Andernette received Christ at an early age. She was currently attending United Faith Pentecostal Church where Bishop Norman Parker SR is Pastor. Andernette departed this life Monday July 11, 2016 at 6:00 AM. She was preceded in death by her two sons: Robert Andrew Ross and Arthur Lee Ross. She leaves to cherish her memories one daughter: Yolanda Crystal Ross (Chester), four brothers: Anthony C. Anderson, Willie J. Anderson, Arthur Lee Anderson and George Lucas, five sisters: Jeanette Anderson, Audrey Anderson, Cora B. Anderson, Sherry V. Anderson, and Lisa Anderson. 12 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends. Memorial service Saturday, July 23 at 12:00 P.M. at United Faith Pentecostal Church, 1156 Aldrich Ave. N, Minneapolis. Private interment.

Babcock, Oraphan "Ya" (nee Yodnakornjong)
August 10, 1975 - July 11, 2016
Age 40 of Minneapolis, Hampton, VA and Thailand. Survived by husband Jonathan; son Jonathan Jr. "Joe", age 7; parents, Somsri & Jom Yodnakornjong; sisters, Chantana & Wasina. Ya died peacefully 7/11/16. She enriched us with her cooking and love of life. Exceeded in physical beauty only by the inner beauty of her pure, generous & loving heart. Family & friends celebrating her life 7/24 from 2-5 pm, 4548 Upton Av S., Mpls. Info: 612-437-2938. Memorials to Debbie's Dream Foundation debbiesdream.org (Published in the Star Tribune on July 20, 2016)

Giacomini, Reginald Eno
December 12, 1953 - July 11, 2016
Age 62 of Lino Lakes. The nicest man you've ever met died at his home in Lino Lakes, surrounded by his wife and kids after a long, tenacious fight against cancer. Reg met his wife Barb in 1973 and they married in 1976. Their love story spanned over 40 years, where they created a family of three children and six grandchildren that he adored. Reg retired after 35 years of service at Hennepin County in 2014. He loved time spent with family at their vacation home in Siren, snowmobiling, camping, motorcycling, traveling, the American Flag and his Mustang GT. Reggie was known for his dedication to his family. He was selfless, fun-loving, and outgoing. He was loved by many and irreplaceable. Reg is survived by the love of his life, Barb; daughter Gina (Dan Kamben, children: Lila, Violet, & Soren); son Nicholas (Missy, children: Isabella, Jordan, & Sophia); son Neal (Natalie Muntean); many siblings, nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and out-laws and friends. In lieu of flowers, have a beer instead. That's what Reggie would've wanted. Saturday, July 16th 2016: Visitation 10 a.m., Mass 11 a.m. St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 171 Elm St, Lino Lakes. (Published in Pioneer Press from July 14 to July 15, 2016)

Tambornino, Robert Michael
September 1, 1978 - July 10, 2016
Age 37 of St. Paul. Mike is survived by numerous family and friends.The world has lost a generous spirit who was always there for anyone that needed him. May his memory be an inspiration to others. A memorial service will be held at his home on July 24th at 1pm. (Published in the Star Tribune on July 16, 2016)

Zaccardi, Jo Ann Marie (nee Perkins)
January 2, 1941 - July 9, 2016
Age 75 of St. Paul.

Hessler, Robert Theodore
September 28, 1936 - July 9, 2016
Age 79 of Stillwater. Went to be with the Lord on July 9, 2016. Survived by wife of 58 years, Lavonne (Werner); brother, Arthur Hessler; sons, Robert (Sherry), Guy (Krista); granddaughters, Rachel, Sarah, Leah, Hannah, Myah. Bob was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying fishing, hunting and trapshooting. He graduated from Monroe High School, Hamline University, and was a 3M retiree. There will be a memorial service on Saturday, July 23 at Josiah Center, 1600 Gervais Ave, Maplewood, MN 55109. Visitation at 10:00 am, service to follow. (Published in the Pioneer Press on July 17, 2016)

Feldt, Cheryl Lorraine (nee Hanson)
January 19, 1947 - July 8, 2016
Age 69 of Spicer, MN.

Walker, Renea Theresa (nee Overstreet)
September 15, 1977 - July 8, 2016
Age 38 of Eden Prairie.

Denz, William Clarence
August 2, 1949 - July 8, 2016
Age 66 of Brooklyn Center. Preceded in death by parents, William A. and Lorraine M. Survived by siblings Larry (Donna) Denz, Tom (Jeanne) Denz, Mary Jo (Ken) Warling, and nieces and nephews. Many thanks to Bill's friends, esp Mr. Kelly Stecker. To honor Bill's wishes, there will be no service. (Published in the Star Tribune on July 16, 2016)

Schaffer, Denise Ann Marie (nee Revier)
August 21, 1956 - July 8, 2016
Age 59 of St. Paul, was called home to Heaven on 7/8/16, after a brave battle with MS & COPD. Survived by daughters Melissa Oleson & Rebecca McCrackin, grandson Ronnie Smith & niece Susi Johnson. Also survived by loving partner, Rod Day. Also survived by sisters Evie (Tom) J., Jennie R., & Debbie (Dean) V., Pam R., brothers Charlie (Kim) M., & Allen (Linda) R. Services held at a later date. (Published in the Pioneer Press on July 13, 2016)

Nemitz, James Larry
February 22, 1968 - July 7, 2016
Age 48 of Minneapolis, originally of Austin, MN.

Peterson, Mable "Cookie" Estella (nee Beggs)
October 17, 1947 - July 6, 2016
Age 68 of North Branch, died peacefully at St. John's Hospital on Wednesday, July 6, 2016, at the age of 68. She was born on October 17, 1947, to Kenneth and Edith Beggs. Mable is survived by husband Bill Peterson of North Branch; children Jennifer Peterson (Troy Lyngen) of North Branch, Jackie (Brian) Pabst of Albertville; grandchildren Chelsea, Jacob, Madelyn, and fur baby Willie. Two sisters, two brothers, and several nieces and nephews. A celebration of life will be held on, Saturday August 13, 2016, from 11-2, at Baker Park Reserve, 2309 Baker Road, Maple Plain, MN 55359. At the park entrance take a right we will be down the hill off to the left. We will have purple balloons and signs.

McCrea, Robert Bruce
January 14, 1935 - July 4, 2016
Age 81 of Plymouth, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, July 4, 2016. He was loved by his family and friends, respected for his intelligence and will be remembered for his friendly and welcoming personality and generous nature. He was a blessing to many through his strong commitment to Christian education. Preceded in death by wife Marianna and parents, H. Stanley and Grace McCrea. He will be deeply missed by sister Susan Purrman, son John and wife Sue; daughter Amy Morrell and husband Kelly, sister-in-law Elizabeth Pietroske and husband Bob; brother-in-law Stephen Klatt and wife Diana; grandchildren Andrew, Peter, Lydia and Alyssa; nephew Tom and daughter Katie and nieces Michele and Christina. A memorial service to thank God for his Christian faith and to celebrate his life will be held on Wednesday, July 27 at 12:30 PM at the Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel, Hwy. 5 & 55, Fort Snelling, MN. Interment with funeral honors at Fort Snelling National Cemetery at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to West Lutheran High School and the Ascension Lutheran Church Building Fund. (Published in the Star Tribune on July 16, 2016)

Maas, Karen Elizabeth (nee Woege)
September 11, 1946 - July 4, 2016
Age 69 of Savage. Born in Winona, MN on Sept. 11, 1946. Karen was a RN and worked in Management at LTC facilities throughout the Twin Cities. Celebration of Life at Dangerfield's Restaurant, 1583 1st Ave E., Shak-opee, MN, July 30, 2016 from 1-3 pm. (Published in the Star Tribune on July 23, 2016)

Landru, Dean Paul
May 11, 1967 - July 4, 2016
Age 49 of Apple Valley. Memorial service Saturday, July 16 at 12pm at Mary, Mother of the Church in Burnsville. Visitation 1 hour before service. Celebration to follow at 6006 Lower 131st St. Ct. in Apple Valley. (Published in the Star Tribune on July 9, 2016)

Riley Jr., Andre Anthony
July 17, 1991 - July 3, 2016
Age 24 of Brooklyn Park. Funeral service Saturday, July 16 at 2:00 P.M., with visitation 1 hour prior, at True Vine Missionary Baptist Church, 2639 Thomas Ave. N, Minneapolis. Private interment.

Saunders, Donna Mae (nee Smith)
December 17, 1931 - July 3, 2016
Age 84 of St. Paul. Passed away surrounded by family on July 3, 2016. Survived by 5 children; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; sister; and many other relatives and friends.  Celebration of Life on Wednesday, July 13 at 10AM at Elmhurst Cemetery, 1510 Dale St. N, Roseville, MN.  

Williams, Elijah
November 11, 1955 - July 3, 2016
Age 60 of Minneapolis. Funeral service Friday, July 15 at 1:00 P.M., with visitation 1 hour prior, at New Salem Missionary Bptist Church, 2507 Bryant Ave. N, Minneapolis. Private interment.

Rogers, Kenneth Arnold
October 9, 1940 - July 3, 2016
Age 75 of White Bear Lake, formerly of North St. Paul Passed away peacefully surrounded by family on July 3, 2016. Survived by children, Sue (Paul) Beyer, Sheila (John Barth) Rogers, Steven (Kristin) Rogers; 10 grandchildren; siblings, Frank (Jan) Rogers, Cathy Ebert; and many other relatives and friends. Memorial Service on Saturday, July 16 at 11AM with visitation beginning at 10AM at St. Mary of the Lake, 4741 Bald Eagle Ave., White Bear Lake. (Published in the Pioneer Press on July 10, 2016)

Sharp, Carl Martin
January 2, 1933 - July 3, 2016
Age 83 of Rice Lake, WI.

Johnson, Bruce William
October 15, 1949 - July 3, 2016
Age 66 of Minneapolis. Survived by sister, Sharon Rice; brother, Terry Johnson; sister, Taunya Johnson; daughter, Frances Johnson; daughter, Debra Johnson; 3 grandchildren; and 1 deceased grandchild. Private interment at Pine Glenn Pine Cemetery, Presscott, WI, July 14, 2016. (Published in the Star Tribune on July 9, 2016)

Gebhardt, Sharon Lynn
September 19, 1952 - July 2, 2016
Age 63 of Maplewood, passed away July 2, 2016, after succumbing to cancer. She was preceded in death by her loving parents, Joane and Henry. She will be deeply missed by her "family of friends". Per her wishes, we will celebrate her life privately. Memorials preferred to Our Lady of Peace, 2076 St Anthony Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55104. (Published in the Star Tribune on July 6, 2016)

Herkenhoff, Mark Alan
June 19, 1959 - July 2, 2016
Age 57 of St. Paul, passed away after a long battle with cancer on July 2nd, surounded by his family who where his caregivers. Preceded in death by father, Leo. Survived by mother, Darlene; sisters Pam (David) Burton, Sharon (Tim) Kretchmer; brother, Dave; 7 nieces and nephews; aunts, Theresa Loney, Kathy; and many cousins. Private interment at St. John's Cemetery in Little Canada. Memorials preferred to Our Lady of Peace Cancer Home, 2076 St Anthony Ave, St. Paul 55104.

Fay Sr., Richard Leroy
July 8, 1948 - July 2, 2016
Age 67 of Minneapolis.

Anker, RoseAnn
September 29, 1952 - July 2, 2016
Age 63 of Bloomington.

Williams, Erin Colleen
August 9, 1982 - July 2, 2016
Age 33 of St. Paul. Beloved daughter of Ronald & Susan Williams. Cherished sister to Dawn, Sterling, Landon, Julie, Carrie and Joel. Precious to her faithful companion Wanda. Aunt to many nephews & nieces. Loved by all her family & friends. And a proud member of the Carpenters Union 322. A Celebration of her Life will be held on July 19 from 5-8:30pm. Como Dockside Pavilion 3rd floor hall, 1360 Lexington Pkwy N, St. Paul 55117. (Published in the Pioneer Press on July 9, 2016)

Sobota, Michele Lynn
March 17, 1978 - July 2, 2016
Age 38 of Minneapolis.

Johnson, Thomas "Thom" Glenn
March 1, 1962 - July 2, 2016
Age 54 of of Plymouth, passed away suddenly surrounded by his family on July 2, 2016. He graduated from Moundsview High School in 1980, received his Bachelor's degree in Social work from the University of St Thomas in 1984 and went on to work as a social worker for Ramsey County for many years. Thom loved his husband, family, dogs (Monku and Liza), theater, cooking delicious meals, martinis, superheroes and having fun. Preceded in death by beloved mother Joan Johnson and former partner Lynn Lecander. Survived by loving husband Ricky Moreira, father Mickey Johnson, sister Carol (Rob) Peitzman, brother Charlie (Candy) Johnson, aunts Beverly Mills, Glorianne Perrizo; uncle Richard (Peggy) Gaspard; nieces Diana (Derek) Tonn, Emily (Tou) Vang, Elizabeth Peitzman (Brian Barnes), Elysia Peitzman; nephew Steven (Danielle) Johnson; great-nephews Xoblaim, Patrick, Malcolm, Isaiah; great-nieces Isabelle, Olivia, Sydney. Superhero themed celebration of life will be 11AM Sunday, Aug 14 at Sucker Lake Regional Park, 4500 Rice St, Vadnais Heights, Shelter 2. Appetizers and refreshments will be provided. Come as a superhero in honor of Thom. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Pet Haven MN.

Crossman, Violet "Vi" Maxine (nee Halverson)
October 30, 1921 - July 2, 2016
Age 94 of Champlin, passed away peacefully on July 2, 2016 knowing her family loved her dearly. She was born October 20, 1921 in Minneapolis and lived there except for a short time in Southern California as a 19 year old. Her love of family was evident as she raised 3 sons with her husband Earl "Bud". She loved traveling, cooking, and animals - particularly dogs. She is survived by sons, Tom & George; grandchildren, Claire & Erik; daughter-in-law Diana; and Marsha, her beagle. Visitation will be 10-11am, followed by Mass, on July 26 at The Church of St. Gerard, 9600 Regent Ave N, Brooklyn Park. Interment following at St. Vincent's Cemetery. (Published in the Star Tribune on July 23, 2016)

Crowell, Marilee Jean
December 20, 1947 - July 2, 2016
Age 68 of Brooklyn Park. Daughter of the late Leslie and Tyra. Born 12/20/47, earned her wings to heaven on 7/2/16. Retired librarian at MCTC, she was Weight Watcher's person of the year. She will be missed by pets Speedy and Skytrecker; best friends Renee Madsen and Ruth and John Kudlaty; cousin Mary Kaeser. Marilee's burial will be at Crystal Lake Cemetery, 3816 Penn Ave. N. in Mpls. on Friday 7/8/16 at 1:30 PM. (Published in the Star Tribune on July 6, 2016)

Lago, Jerrold Anthony
October 23, 1955 - July 1, 2016
Age 60 of Brooklyn Park.

Mandeville, Theodore Gerald
May 20, 1954 - June 30, 2016
Age 62 of Minneapolis.

Tsai, Shoui
December 11, 1949 - June 29, 2016
Age 66 of Minneapolis.

Gonzalez, Jose Alfredo (a.k.a. Joseph Alfred)
January 26, 1958 - June 29, 2016
Age 58 of Minneapolis.

Bauer, Becky Burke
January 19, 1957 - June 29, 2016
Age 59 of St. Paul. Passed away peacefully in her home after a courageous battle with Pancreatic Cancer on June 29, 2016. Becky is survived by her daughter, Marsha Paukstat; life companion, Robert "Bob" Freitag of 30 years; siblings, Bonnie Davis, Beatrice Beaubien, Belinda (Dan) Bosell, Bruce Bauer, Bob (Patty) Bauer; many nieces, nephews, a large family and many loving friends. She is preceded in death by her parents Ed and Betty Bauer; siblings, Beverly Pask and Barry Bauer. Becky was a dedicated employee of Allina Health for 27 years. Her favorite color is yellow. Memorial services will be on Wednesday, July 6, at 11AM at Roseville Baptist Church, 211 County Road B2 W, St Paul, MN 55113. Please wear yellow in honor of her. (Published in the Pioneer Press on July 3, 2016)

Asher, Phyllis Murdene (nee Gilbertson)
June 30, 1933 - June 28, 2016
Age 82 of Minneapolis passed away on June 28, 2016. Preceded in death by her husband James and son Frank. Survived by brother Peter Gilbertson, step-children Steve (Bonnie) and Linda; grandchildren Allison, Kristin, Eric (Rhonda), Kirstin (Joe) Bernau, Stephanie (Ben) Thurow; and several great grandchildren. A celebration of her life will be held at 11:30 am on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at St. Barnabas Lutheran Church, 15600 Old Rockford Road, Plymouth, MN 55446. Luncheon to follow. Flowers welcome to celebrate Phyllis' love of gardening. (Published in the Star Tribune on July 10, 2016)

Rosenthal, Abbott Lee
February 2, 1942 - June 28, 2016
Age 74 of Savage.

Herzig, Johann
December 4, 1934 - June 28, 2016
Age 81 of Minneapolis.

Dupey, Arthur Eugene
February 12, 1944 - June 28, 2016
Age 72 of Minneapolis. Preceded in death by parents, 2 brothers and life partner, Berneice Schreiber. Survived by son, Scott (Roberta) Kurth, 5 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren; 5 brothers, 3 sisters; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. (Published in the Star Tribune on July 2, 2016)

Hawkins, Lynette Kay
December 9, 1958 - June 27, 2016
Age 58 of Pipestone, formerly of Minnetonka, passed away on June 27, 2016. Preceded in death by parents, Charles and Virignia Hawkins. Survived by brothers, Greg (Cindy), Ronnie (Vicki) and Randy (Barbara). Services to be held 11 AM July 7, 2016 at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 5005 Northwest Blvd., Plymouth, MN (763-550-1000). (Published in the Star Tribune on July 2, 2016)

Steiner, David Scott
March 30, 1970 - June 27, 2016
Age 46 of Minnetonka, passed away at home from natural causes on June 26, 2016. Preceded in death by his father, Garnett. Survived by son, Alexander Leach; mother, Marilynn; brothers, Rich, Ron (Chris), and Tim; nephew, Jake; niece, Cassie; and many other relatives and friends. Funeral service on Friday, July 8, at 1PM with visitation one hour prior at Faith Presbyterian Church, 12007 Excelsior Blvd., Minnetonka. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to family. (Published in the Star Tribune on July 2, 2016)

Osadchuk, Barbara Ann
November 24, 1956 - June 27, 2016
Age 59 of Saint Paul. Preceded in death by father, Daniel; mother, Dorothea; and sister, Mary. Survived by husband, Edward Piehl; 3 children, 7 grandchildren; 3 sisters; 3 brothers; 12 nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends. Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, July 5 at 10AM at Cathedral of St. Paul, 239 Selby Ave., St. Paul, MN. In lieu of flowers, donations preferred to Our Lady of Peace Home & Hospice. A special thank you to the staff and caregivers at Our Lady of Peace Home & Hospice. (Published in the Pioneer Press on July 3, 2016)

Blair, Lawrence William
June 23, 1990 - June 27, 2016
Age 26 of Bloomington.

Johnson, Ercel Marie (nee Johnson)
November 14, 1943 - June 27, 2016
Age 72 of Saint Paul.

Newman, Edward Michael
March 19, 1952 - June 26, 2016
Age 64 of Hudson, WI.

Guzik, Richard Paul
June 3, 1957 - June 26, 2016
Age 59 of Andover MN, lover of humor, hunting, golfing, fishing, and project creator passed away June 26, 2016 at his home under hospice care after a five year battle with cancer surrounded by family and loved ones and his two beloved dogs, Grace and Bessie. Rick entered this world June 3rd, 1957, the eldest son of Richard and June Guzik of New Brighton, MN. Whether with his family or friends, Rick was always on a journey or trip somewhere. And with his ventures, you could always except the notorious Prankster to throw a twist into the story. Rick proudly attended Totino Grace High School in Fridley, MN. Many of his classmates became friends he cherished throughout his lifetime. Rick participated in hockey and football at Grace and continued support of the hockey team into his later years with his venerated Elks Club boys. After high school, Rick attended St. Cloud State University and enjoyed the college experience so much he decided to stay for eight years, eventually earning his bachelor's degree in Business. If being social was a study, Rick earned his doctorate. Rick took the most fun job he could think of upon graduating college - a beer truck delivery driver. The hours and pay didn't coincide with raising a family so after a brief career as a mortgage officer he ultimately joined his family business: Arkad, a specialized manufacturing company in Blaine, MN. There, he was able to utilize his natural gifts in engineering to find the creative solution to any problem. Perhaps Rick's best bar experience was meeting the love of his life for almost 30 years, Susan Klein of St. Cloud. They married August 16, 1986 in Rockville, MN, celebrating the reception as newly weds barn-style at the Klein family farm, beginning their lifelong partnership. They enjoyed surrounding themselves with their large group of friends and family in any social setting, most notably hosting Rick's famous BBQ ribs at their house. All who met Rick described him as the the most generous person they have ever met. He had more friends than this world should allow. The core of his life was his ability to make the people around him laugh. Some of his friends that haven't had to block all of Rick's emails, will miss his seeing his messages in the future. Rick was most proud of his two children, Alexandra (Joe) Manatt and Paul Guzik. He was happy to be able to walk his daughter down the aisle in August 2015. He was looking forward to seeing his son Paul fulfill his dream of becoming a physician. He was the godfather of multiple children, and adored all of his many nieces and nephews. Rick is survived by his wife, Susan of 29 years, his children, Alexandra (Joe) and Paul, his parents Richard and June Guzik, his brothers and sisters Tim, Tom, Elizabeth, and Suzanne as well as many other relatives and friends. Visitation will be held from 9am-11am on FRIDAY, JULY 1st at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 19921 Nightingale St NW, Cedar, MN. A funeral service will follow at 11am. Lunch will be served after the funeral service at the church. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Rick Guzik, Minnesota Colorectal Cancer Research Fund 21261. Please send gifts to: Masonic Cancer Center University of Minnesota Foundation PO Box 860266 Minneapolis, MN 55486-0266

Love, Dara Simone (nee Love)
September 7, 1959 - June 26, 2016
Age 56 of Minneapolis.

Bornholdt, Dennis Derald
December 16, 1952 - June 26, 2016
Age 63 of Blaine.

Ammentorp, Dennis Duane
November 11, 1931 - June 25, 2016
Age 84 of Saint Paul.

Hinz, Linda Joy (nee Pfluger)
August 29, 1943 - June 25, 2016
Age 72 of Lakeland. Passed away surrounded by loved ones after a battle with brain cancer on June 25, 2016. Mom had a passion for her family and smothered us and grandchildren with love and laughter. We commend her for keeping her sense of humor up until the end. Preceded in death by husband, Richard. Survived by children, Ann Marie (Peter) Ludwig, Christopher Hinz, and Debra (Ryan) Oakland; grandchildren, Adrian and Sage; and many other relatives and friends. Celebration of Life on Thursday, July 7 from 4-7PM, with a service at 5PM at Highlands Chalet, Afton Alps, 6600 Peller Ave. S, Hastings, MN with refreshments and small bites provided. (Published in the Pioneer Press on July 3, 2016)

Mahoney, Ellen Mary (nee O'Neill)
October 5, 1942 - June 25, 2016
Age 73 of St. Petersburg, FL.

Wessel, Ronald Herman
August 13, 1935 - June 25, 2016
Age 80 of Prior Lake.

Pearson, Dennis Allen
November 25, 1941 - June 24, 2016
Age 74 of Anoka, former cab driver, died peacefully on 6-24-2016. He was preceded in death by father Oscar; mother Ruth; brother Ray; son, Robert; and daughter, Angela. Survived by wife Susan; daughter Lisa; son Tommy (Josie); granddaughter Heather; grandsons Justin (Melissa); TJ, and Joe; great grandsons Jace and Jordan; brother Thomas; and many nieces and nephews. Also by his 2 best friends Hunter and Rambo. Service on July 10th 1pm at the Coon Rapids VFW. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. (Published in the Star Tribune on July 2, 2016)

Robinson, Jeffrey Duwayne
February 21, 1972 - June 23, 2016
Age 44 of St. Paul. Memorial service Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 2:00 p.m., with visitation 1 hour prior, at Mueller Memorial of White Bear Lake, 4738 Bald Eagle Ave., White Bear Lake, MN.

Best, Thomas Herbert
July 24, 1953 - June 23, 2016
Age 62 of Hugo.

Rule, Bobbie Rose (nee Jones)
January 16, 1933 - June 23, 2016
Age 83 of Minneapolis.

Jaeger, Pamela Sue (nee Mans)
June 2, 1959 - June 23, 2016
Age 57 of St. Paul.

Dalsted, John Martin
May 5, 1954 - June 23, 2016
Age 62 of Anoka.

Leavengood, Sharon Le-Anne (nee Custance)
November 26, 1940 - June 22, 2016
Age 75 of Chisago City.

Johnston, Laurel Lynne
July 4, 1949 - June 21, 2016
Age 66 of Minneapolis.

West Sr., Michael Andrew
July 29, 1967 - June 20, 2016
Age 48 of Minneapolis.

Putnam, Frances Helen (nee Gorton)
February 10, 1926 - June 19, 2016
Age 90 of New Brighton, MN. Our beautiful mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother went to heaven on June 19, 2016. Frankie loved playing 500 Bid, reading the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Jeopardy, Meals on Wheels and most importantly, being with her beloved cat, Pumpkin. Frankie was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Harvey; her precious granddaughter, Terry Johnston; son-in-law, Wayne (Bones) Johnston; parents, Horace and Josephine Gorton; brothers Horace, Bud and Ed. Harvey and Frankie celebrated 46 years of marriage, and raised 9 children. Survived by children, Dianne Johnston, Rita Mix, Larry (Gayle), Linda (Dale) Brothanek, Jim (Susan), Karen Elven, Chris, Tim (Audrey), and Andi (Jason) Patnoude; 26 grandchildren, 36 (going on 41) great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren; sister, Jo Long and many nieces and nephews. A celebration of Frankie's life will be held Friday, June 24 at 11:00 a.m. at New Brighton Christian Church, 1500 29th Ave NW, New Brighton, MN 55112 (651-633-7152) with visitation prior to the service beginning at 10:00, followed by a luncheon. Private interment at Fort Snelling. In lieu of flowers, donations could be made to School District 621 Meals on Wheels and the St. Paul Humane Society.

Edwards, Wence Lendell
March 6, 1969 - June 19, 2016
Age 47 of North Mankato.

Werling, Lillian Christine (nee Scheimann)
December 12, 1914 - June 19, 2016
Lillian Christine Werling passed away at the Golden Care Center Lakeridge in Roseville, Minnesota on June 19, 2016 at the age of 101. She was born in the bedroom of her family's home in Ft. Wayne, Indiana on December 12, 1914 to Martin and Wilhelmina Scheimann. She was the youngest of her siblings: Olga, Arthur, Viola, Ruth and Harold. She was on the four year honor roll at the new South Side High School in Ft. Wayne. At that time, the new South Side High School was the biggest one-story high school in America, the building covering three acres. She was the only one in her family to graduate from high school. In 1939, she married Henry Ferdinand Werling of New Haven, Indiana and moved to Fish Lake, Minnesota where he had been called as the new pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church. He retired as a professor from Concordia University in St. Paul and predeceased her in 2001. Lillian worked at the Irene Byron Tuberculosis Sanitarium in Ft. Wayne, as a secretary at the Wayne Pump Co. in Ft. Wayne, as a secretary for Gass Furniture in Seward, Nebraska, as a secretary for the Afghan high altitude agricultural projects at the University of Wyoming in Laramie, and as a secretary for the University of Minnesota, St. Paul Campus. She is survived by three sons: Dennis (Anita), Joel and Henry (Susan); grandchildren Rachel, Jesse and Cristina; and great-grandchildren Sonora, Zea, Serenna, Theo and Dietrich. Memorials preferred to Emmaus Lutheran Church in St. Paul, MN, or to the Henry Werling Scholarship Fund at Concordia University in St. Paul, MN. Crescent Tide of St. Paul, MN handled Lillian's funeral arrangements.

Loftus, Dan
March 12, 1948 - June 19, 2016
Age 68, of Brooklyn Park, passed away on June 19. Preceded in death by parents; and beloved brother, Jerry. Survived by wife of 47 years, Linda; children, Gary, Aaron, Miles; grandchildren, Andrew and Madison; and many other relatives and friends. Served his country 24 years in the Air Force. Memorial Service 1 pm Friday, June 24 at Christian Life Center, 8025 Medicine Lake Rd, New Hope. Interment at Ft. Snelling Natl. Cemetery at a later date.

Baca, Mary Ann (nee Gammell)
July 22, 1930 - June 19, 2016
Age 85 of Shakopee.

Pudlitzke, Paul James
March 7, 1968 - June 18, 2016
Age 48 of Minnetonka.

Shonbom, Irving Ewell
May 16, 1937 - June 18, 2016
Age 79 of Amboy, Minnesota.

Roth, Michael "Mike"William
March 6, 1950 - June 18, 2016
Age 66 of Little Canada, formerly St. Paul, passed away on June 18. Preceded in death by mother, Irene Holtslander and brother, Bob. Survived by children, William (Laura) and Monica; grandchild, Colton; siblings, Greg, Joe Holtslander, and Rich Holtslander; dear friend, Odette Roth; and many other relatives and friends. Mike will be remembered for his kindness, generosity, loving nature, stories, sense of humor, and unfiltered comments. Mike was a loving father, grandfather, brother, and friend. To say he will be missed is an understatement. Private family gathering. (Published in the Pioneer Press on June 26, 2016)

Drake, Agnes "Sally" Mary (nee Johnson)
April 4, 1930 - June 18, 2016
Age 86 of Saint Paul. Survived by children, Bridget and Steven (Mari); grandchildren, Tori, Timmy and Teddy; and many special nieces, nephews and friends. Retired from Ramsey County Public Health. Special thank you to niece Lori as well as the staff at Our Lady Of Peace. Memorial Mass 10:30am, Tuesday June 28, at Church of the Blessed Sacrament, 2119 Stillwater Ave, St. Paul. Visitation 1 hour prior at 9:30am. Memorials preferred to Kaposia Retirement Services Ramsey County. Private family interment. (Published in the Pioneer Press on June 26, 2016)

Strandquist, Lawrence Paul
April 24, 1947 - June 17, 2016
Age 69, of St. Louis Park, formerly of Mayer, MN, passed away on June 17. Preceded in death by parents, Willard and Novia; and brother-in-law, Darrell Plucker. Survived by wife of 40 years, Linda; children, Thomas (Tessa), Kyle (Jennifer), Heidi (Adam) Brachle; grandchildren, Elijah, Stacy, Rachel, Owen, Novia, Audri, Colton, Wyatt; sisters, Judy Plucker and Jane (Thom) Murray; nieces, nephews, and many other friends and relatives. Memorial Service 2pm Wednesday June 29 at Redeemer Bible Church, 16205 MN-7, Minnetonka. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Amnion Crisis Pregnancy Center and Sovereign Grace Church.

Raygor, Dr. Betty Ruth (nee Muntz)
December 16, 1922 - June 17, 2016
Age 93, of Roseville Passed away on June 17, 2016. Betty Ruth was born December 16th, 1922, to parents Clarence and Marie Muntz. Dr. Betty Ruth Raygor, professor of Elementary Education at Hamline University from 1968-1983. Dr. Raygor established at Hamline the Raygor Scholarship Award in 1976. She was preceded in death by husband Alton Lamon Raygor. Betty Ruth is survived by children, Robin (Sharon); Diana Alexander and Richard (Barbara), Six Grandchildren and eight Great Grandchildren. Private service at a later date.
Memorials preferred to Hamline University Raygor Scholarship Award.

Cunningham, Michael Angelo
January 30, 1951 - June 16, 2016
Age 65 of Minneapolis.

Carter, David James
August 17, 1957 - June 16, 2016
Age 58 of Minneapolis.

Washington, Travis Tyler
July 18, 1985 - June 16, 2016
Age 30 of Minneapolis.

Getty, Grey Gordon
January 31, 1941 - June 15, 2016
Age 75 of New Hope. Survived by wife, Karen; children, Dustine (Steven) Meyer, Grant (Rya), Charity (Ken) Kenemore; 11 grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. Private family gathering. (Published in the Star Tribune on June 18, 2016)

Benson, Chad Jeremy
July 24, 1975 - June 15, 2016
Age 40 of Blaine. Preceded in death by father Bradley Benson. Survived by Mother Barbara Benson, Son Casey Benson, Sister Shelly (Scott) Meneley, Brother Troy (Jenny) Benson, and many other family and friends. A memorial celebration will be announced to family members. (Published in the Star Tribune on June 21, 2016)

Wieber, Larry Alan
April 11, 1959 - June 14, 2016
Age 57 of Minneapolis.

Hernandez, Rosalinda "Rea"
December 31, 1970 - June 14, 2016
Age 45 of St. Paul, passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on June 14th, 2016. Preceded in death by Grandparents, Aunt & Uncles. Survived by Parents Rosalinda and John Carroll, Ronald Hernandez Sr; Brother Ron Hernandez Jr (Martina); Nieces Mercedez (Fernando), Sadé (Jacob), Tianna, Mya and Sofia; McGruder family Lataeja, DeStephano Jr., Zenobia and De Shanti; and many other loving Aunts, Uncles, relatives and friends. Rosa worked 20 years for REM/Ramsey Mentor Network. Rosa was a dedicated and respected employee who cared for her ladies. Gathering will be held Tuesday June 21st 4-8pm Klecatsky & Sons West Chapel 1051 S. Robert St., West St. Paul. Mass will be held Wednesday June 22nd 11am, visitation 1 hour prior to mass at Our Lady of Guadalupe 401 Concord St., St. Paul. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred. (Published in the Pioneer Press on June 19, 2016)

Avery, Sharon Jean (nee Nephew)
March 21, 1953 - June 13, 2016
Age 63 of St. Croix Falls, WI.

Hastatter, Maria Louise-Haas
December 8, 1949 - June 13, 2016
Age 66 of St. Paul.

Walters, Chad Jeremy
April 22, 1971 - June 11, 2016
Age 45 of McGrath, MN.

Wright, Gulark Alica
March 17, 1964 - June 12, 2016
Age 52 of Minneapolis.

Tompkins, Douglas McArthur
October 28, 1944 - June 11, 2016
Age 71 of Jordan, MN. In Loving memory of a Dear Man: A great golfer once said; "mistakes are part of the game." It's how well you recover from them, that's the mark of a great player! Preceded in death by his mother, Omega; sister, Jeffrey. Leaves behind his daughter, Marsha; granddaughters, TeVeon and Tatian; sister, Connie; cousin, Beverly, Bonita; several family members & friends in Alabama, Kentucky, St Louis & Minnesota. Family of Stapleton & Kimble in Minnesota and Iowa. (Published in the Star Tribune on June 14, 2016)

Bartelt, Joan Mary (nee Brisson)
June 29, 1945 - June 10, 2016
Age 70 of Maplewood MN. Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister. Survived by husband Neal, son Dan (Janel) daughter Nikki (Jeff) Horning, grandchildren Logan, Natalie, Landon and sister Marie. Joan loved doing her crafts, gardening, fishing and reading. A celebration of life will be held on Thursday, June 16th 4-7 pm at K & J Catering 2546 7th Avenue E., North St. Paul, MN 55109. Please park in the back. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the American Cancer Society. (Published in the Pioneer Press on June 14, 2016)

Klick, Rhonda Gayle (nee Boudia)
October 30, 1964 - June 10, 2016
Age 51 of St. Paul, passed away surrounded by family on June 10, 2016. Preceded in death by parents, father-in-law, and nephew. Survived by devoted husband, Allen; siblings, Bruce (Marcia) Boudia, Robyn Boudia, Lynn Kirchner, Leslie Meier, Brenda (Danny) Moody; mother-in-law, Judy Klick; sister-in-law, Julie (Steve) Barry; many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. Celebration of life at a later date.

Widmyer, Eugene Raymond
November 2, 1921 - June 10, 2016
Age 94 of Stillwater, went peacefully home to Heaven on the morning of June 10, 2016. Preceded in death by daughter-in-law, Lola; and grandson, Randy. Survived by loving wife of 75 years, Cora; sons Richard (Carol), Robert (Verna), and David; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren as well as many other relatives and friends. Committal Service 1:30pm, Tuesday June 14, at Fairview Cemetery, 6373 Osgood Ave. N, Stillwater.

Papineau, Leon "Leo" Gerard
May 7, 1938 - June 8, 2016
Age 78 of St. Paul. Died peacefully on June 8th, 2016 at home after a short battle with cancer. Preceded in death by parents Vivian & Margaret, in-laws Leo and Grace, brother-in-law Thomas, and cousins in Maine Joan & Kathleen. Survived by wife Rita (Kavanagh) of 54 years. Children Gregory (Linda), Steven, Grace, and Karen. Sister-in-law Cathy Kavanagh. Grandchildren Danya, Kyle, and Paige. Great grandson Ryker. Cousins in Maine - Joan, Stephen, Greg, and Thomas. Worked at Haskell's for 45 years. Come celebrate his life with family, friends, and co-workers 5-7:30 PM Sunday, July 10 at Pool & Yacht Club. 1600 Lilydale Rd, St Paul, MN. Ashes to be spread later in Seward, Alaska. (Published in the Pioneer Press on July 5, 2016)

Christensen, Lynette Marie (nee Weymiller)
April 9, 1948 - June 8, 2016
Age 68 of Columbia Heights, passed away on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at Benedictine Health Center at Innsbruck in New Brighton. She was born on April 9, 1948 in Lansing, Iowa, the second daughter to Emil and Elsie Weymiller. Lynn grew up in New Albin, Iowa and attended Kee High School in Lansing, Iowa. She worked in administrative support positions throughout her career. On January 29, 1995 Lynn married Harry Christensen at the Vineyard Church in Princeton, MN and they made their home in the Twin Cities. She and Harry enjoyed dancing, fishing, motorcycle riding and travelling throughout the United States and Canada.
 Lynn made a faith commitment to Christ in the late 1980’s. She was active at Oakhill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents. Lynn is survived by her husband Harry, sister Bonnie (Butch) Vickery, nieces, and nephew and many loving friends. Lynn’s family wishes to extend their sincere appreciation to her caregivers at Crestview Lutheran Home, Benedictine Care Center at Innsbruck and to the care providers from Allina Hospice Services. A memorial service will be held at 12:00 noon on July 10, 2016 at Oakhill Baptist Church, on 42nd Avenue and University Avenue Northeast in Columbia Heights.

Studler, Caroline Rebecca (nee Kaliezewski)
October 21, 1944 - June 8, 2016
Age 71 of Oakdale. Passed away peacefully in her sleep at Our Lady of Peace in St. Paul. Survived by her children Steven (Julie) Studler, Catherine (Jim) Dacus, Patrick Studler and 4 grandchildren, sisters Patricia (Mick) Richardson and Dorothy (Robert) Haag, and many nieces and nephews. There will be a Celebration of Life on Saturday, June 18th at 4421 Oakhurst Avenue, Vadnais Heights, MN 55127 from 1 pm to 5 pm. Memorials preferred to: Our Lady of Peace, St Paul, MN. (Published in the Star Tribune on June 9, 2016)

Tallman, Harvey Bedard
July 25, 1947 - June 6, 2016
Age 68 of St. Louis Park.

Fegbeboh, Kennedy
February 4, 1962 - June 5, 2016
Age 54 of Minneapolis.

McArdell, Sarah Lou
January 27, 1948 - June 5, 2016
Age 68 of Brownfield, TX, passed away in Edina.

Preble, Steven Lynn
February 18, 1951 - June 5, 2016
Age 65 of Apple Valley, veteran of the U.S. Navy. Preceded in death by son David, parents Dale & Arlene, & brothers Michael & Bruce. Survived by wife Lynn, son Jim of Apple Valley, daughters Jenny (Akon) Ngwa of Burnsville, Jackie of Apple Valley; brothers Mark (Marti) of Atlanta, GA and Tim (Jan) of Mound. Also survived by an aunt & uncle, nieces, nephews & several cousins. Memorial service 1 PM Thursday, June 16 at Hosanna Lutheran Church, Lakeville, with visitation 1 hour prior to service.hosannalc.org (Published in the Star Tribune on June 11, 2016)

Marsten, Albert Allison
January 2, 1950 - June 5, 2016
Age 66 of Woodbury.

Carlson, Leonard Mertin
February 19, 1935 - June 5, 2016
Age 81 of Osceola, WI, passed away in Oakdale.

Fresonke, Melody Vincee (nee Gestache)
February 24, 1958 - June 4, 2016
Age 58 of Minneapolis.

Rappley, Kathryn Leigh (nee Brittan)
March 23, 1944 - June 4, 2016
Age 72 of Hammond, WI.

Fjellman Brown, Terry Lee (nee Wiseman)
February 7, 1947 - June 4, 2016
Age 69 of Minneapolis, passed away peacefully surrounded by her daughters on Sat, June 4 at age 69. Preceded in death by her parents and sister Kellie. Survived by three daughters: Jillian (Brian) Adamson, Peggy (Kyle) Johnson, Rachael (Andrew) Theis; two sisters: Jeri Lovett and Candi LaCasse; and four grandchildren. A service will be held at MSUS, 6565 Oakley Dr. NE, Fridley, MN 55432, on Thurs, June 23 at 11 am, followed by a luncheon at the Fridley Alano. (Published in the Star Tribune on June 11, 2016)

Thompson, Jonathan Thor
March 1, 1938 - June 4, 2016
Age 78 of Coon Rapids, passed away suddenly June 4, 2016. Preceded in death by his loving wife Ione; grandson Joey; parents John and Edna; brother-in-law David Wickert. Survived by daughter Julie Matter (Chuck); sons Steven (Patty), Robert and Greg (Laurie); grandchildren Drew, Katie, Ryan, Lisa and Kara; great grandchildren Kamren, Jameson, Trenton and Derick; brother David (Carol) and sister Linda Wickert. Born March 1, 1938 in Devil's Lake, ND and married June 6, 1959 in Grand Forks. A graduate of UND, former teacher and longtime inspector for the city of Fridley, "Big Jon" was a quick-witted, kind hearted, loving family man and friend to many. Special thanks to the wonderful and caring staff at Highland Chateau of St. Paul. Memorial celebration to be held Sunday, July 17 at 10:00 AM at Aquatore Park West, Blaine. Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, North Branch, MN. Memorials to the American Diabetes Association. (Published in the Star Tribune on June 11, 2016)

Heinbockel, Steven Warren
March 3, 1949 - June 4, 2016
Age 67 of Minneapolis.

Dungan, Lael Irene (nee Vert)
January 26, 1933 - June 4, 2016
Age 83 of Minneapolis.

Marr, Dorothy Ray (nee Gentry-Smith)
November 25, 1925 - June 3, 2016
Age 90 of Minneapolis. Loved by family and friends. A memorial service will be held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, at 12:45 PM (arrive 10 min early please), June 20th @ assembly area #4. Contact Victoria Kingsley for questions 239-464-4034 (Published in the Star Tribune on June 14, 2016)

Voda, Frederick Allen
September 9, 1934 - June 3, 2016
Age 81 of New Richmond, WI.

Carlson, John Rudolph
November 10, 1940 - June 3, 2016
Age 75 of Pease, MN, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on June 3rd, 2016. He served his country in the US Air Force. He retired from the US Post Office as Post Master in Hibbing, MN. John enjoyed spending time with family and friends, crosswords, cards and road trips. He is survived by his son, Jeremy Carlson; daughters, Amy Garcia and Kelly Rapinac; grandsons, Ross and Todd; siblings, Karin (Leon) Snyder, Linda (Herb Haire) Carlson, Raymond Carlson, Sharon Moran. Also by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Services will be held at Zion Lutheran Church 245 Central Ave Milaca 56353 on 6/9/16 at 1pm, and at Fort Snelling National Cemetery on 6/21/16 at 1pm. He will be loved and missed, but never forgotten. (Published in the Star Tribune on June 7, 2016)

Wetter, James Ronald
December 15, 1970 - June 3, 2016
Age 45 of Buffalo.

Lollie, Mary Louise (nee Cameron)
September 11, 1928 - June 3, 2016
Age 87 of St. Paul.

Gasiorowicz, Stephen George
May 10, 1928 - June 3, 2016
Age 88 of Minneapolis, died peacefully on June 3, 2016. Born in Poland in 1928, Stephen and his family fled the Nazi invasion in 1939, escaping to India where they lived until 1946 when they immigrated to California. He earned his Ph.D. in theoretical physics at the University of California-Los Angeles, where he met and married Hilde, his beloved wife of 63 years. In 1961, he joined the University of Minnesota-Department of Physics where he worked until 2001. Stephen was known as a gifted professor and author of several physics textbooks, including "Elementary Particle Physics" and "Quantum Physics." He was also instrumental in the creation of the William I. Fine Theoretical Physics Institute (FTPI), an internationally renowned physics research center. In retirement, Stephen became a popular teacher at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). In his later years, he had the great joy of reconnecting with his half siblings and their families, now living Europe and the UK. Stephen was a kind and modest man, a loving husband, father, grandfather and uncle, an intellectual and a "mensch." He loved history, travel, theater, music, Scrabble and stinky cheese. His magical bedtime stories and wickedly funny puppet shows will be forever cherished by his family. In addition to Hilde, he is survived by his sister, Anita; daughters, Nina McGehee (Rex), Cathy (Bob Beverage) and Mari; grandchildren, Hannah and Rebecca McGehee, Kyle Gasiorowicz and Eliza Scholl; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations can be made to Planned Parenthood, Doctors Without Borders or the charity of your choice. (Published in the Star Tribune on June 11, 2016)

Bahl, Gail Vanselow
May 27, 1949 - June 2, 2016
Age 67 of South St. Paul.

Dorris, Charles Ellis
December 22, 1932 - June 2, 2016
Age 83 of St. Paul.

Blake, Janice Marie (nee Fredrich)
November 23, 1942 - June 2, 2016
Age 73 of Maplewood.

Draves, Catherine Elizabeth (nee Noble)
July 8, 1926 - June 1, 2016
Age 89 of Eagan.

Wasik, Edmund Albert "Sonny"
November 5, 1930 - June 1, 2016
Age 87 of Bloomington passed away June 1, 2016. Loving husband, devoted father, beloved grandfather. Survived by sons Dennis (Jane Lucken) Wasik, Steve Wasik, John Wasik, daughter Christine (Michael) Pedersen, granddaughters Heather Pedersen and Brittany (Mitchell) Wolters. His Catholic faith and loving family gave him great joy. (Published in the Star Tribune on June 4, 2016)

Marrone, Mary Jean (nee Jackson)
November 5, 1930 - June 1, 2016
Age 85 of St. Paul. Joined the love of her life Don Marrone on Wednesday June 1st, 2016. Preceded in death by children Kim and Steve, parents Bernice and Glenn. Survived by children Terrie (Doug) foster, Thomas, Mike (Jean) Marrone brothers' Glenn (Lynne) and Gary (Cindy) Jackson; 14 grand children and 10 great-grandchildren. Memorial Service Monday June 6th from 4-8 pm St.Paul Yacht Club Clubhouse 375 Water Street W. at Harriet Island St. Paul, MN 55102. (Published in the Pioneer Press on June 5, 2016)

Amundsen, DeWayne Gordon
July 30, 1930 - May 31, 2016
Age 85 of North St. Paul. Preceded in death by parents Osmund and Florence, first wife Pat, step-son Steve. Survived by wife Shirley of 40 years, his loving children, grandchildren and great-grandchil-dren. Services will be held on Monday, 6/13/16, 11:00 am at North Presbyterian Church, North St. Paul. Memorials preferred. (Published in the Star Tribune on June 4, 2016)

Herrly, Kenneth Ralph
March 10, 1961 - May 31, 2016
Our Dearly Loved Kenny, Age 55 of Plymouth, MN passed away in his sleep Memorial Day Weekend, 2016. Kenny is survived by his father Ralph, mother Judy, brothers John and Rick, sisters Shari and Jody, several nephews, nieces and cousins, countless friends and loved ones. The family will hold a private memorial at a later date. The American Legion in Wayzata, where Kenny was a member, will hold a Celebration of Life on Sunday, June 12th from 3-6 PM with a small service at 4 PM. All who were touched by Kenny are welcome to attend. Kenny was a Free Spirit, Dear Son, Brother, Uncle, Mentor and Friend. His presence on this Earth will be greatly missed by all who knew him. We hold him with Love in our Hearts and Minds forever. (Published in the Star Tribune on June 7, 2016)

Underdahl, Elaine Unice
June 11, 1929 - May 30, 2016
Age 86 of Andover, died peacefully at the home of good friends Jim & Sharon Lindquist May 30, 2016. Preceded in death by parents, Cornel and Selma, and brother Claire Underdahl. Survived by sister-in-law, Virginia; nephews, Gary (Judy) and Chris Underdahl; niece, Allison Sunde (James); 3 grandnieces, cousins and many good friends. Memorial service at Bethany Lutheran Church, Frost, MN, Saturday, June 18 at 11 AM. (Published in the Star Tribune on June 11, 2016)

Nelson, Keith Russell
December 30, 1950 - May 30, 2016
eloved father and husband, Of Stillwater died on May 30, 2016 He is preceded in death by his father Harvey. Keith is survived by his much loved wife, Jeanne; children Garrett (son), Chris (daughter), Wade (son), mother, Shirley; in-laws Patricia and Gerald Polzin of Stillwater, sisters, Claudia (Jon) Penton and Heidi (Chuck) Harvieux. Visitation is scheduled June 6th, 2016 at Knights of Columbus 1910 Greeley St. S, Stillwater, MN 55082 from 6-8 p.m. Celebration of Life on June 11th at 5720 Newberry Circle N., Stillwater, MN 55082 at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred. (Published in the Pioneer Press on June 5, 2016)

Peterson, Lance Wallner
October 20, 1942 - May 30, 2016
Age 73 of St. Paul.

Black, Kenneth Roy
September 11, 1940 - May 30, 2016
Age 75 of Minneapolis, Minnesota, passed away May 30, 2016 from complications with ALS. Born on September 11, 1940 in Russell, Minnesota, Ken will be deeply missed by his wife Karen, son Keith (Lisa), grandchildren (Kenny, David, Derek), son Kyle (Anna), daughter Tiffanie, and numerous foster children that he and his wife cared for over the past 30 years, including the beloved Dmitri L. as the last foster member of their family. He was preceded in death by his brothers (Harold, Howie, William Jr.) and sisters (Babe, Kelly, Vivian, Love Joy) and is survived by his brother (Raymond), sisters (Ethel, Evelyn, Inez, June), and many loving relatives and friends. Ken retired as a Maintenance Engineer from the Fairview Ridges Hospital (Burns-ville, MN) after more than 30 years of service working for a man that he considers a brother, Mike L. He enjoyed spending time with his family at the cabin, making people laugh, and working with his hands. The Black family would like to thank the ALS/MS Foundation and the Fairview Hospice team for all of their love and support. Memorial service will be on June 6, 2016 at Hope Church, 7132 Portland Ave. S. Richfield, MN 55423, (612-866-4055). Visitation will begin at 10:00 am; service at 11:00 am. Luncheon will follow. Memorials may be kindly directed to the Black family or to the ALS Association. In lieu of thank you cards, the Ken Black family will be making a contribution to the ALS Association. (Published in the Star Tribune on June 1, 2016)

Bolding, Barbara Schneider (nee Andrews)
August 26, 1948 - May 30, 2016
Age 67 of Shafer.

Florin, Johannes Wilhelm
September 26, 1928 - May 30, 2016
Age 87 of St. Paul.

Rosenbaum, Ronald Scott
May 27, 1948 - May 29, 2016
Age 68 of St. Paul. An educator, attorney, media personality, public affairs analyst, loyal friend, loving father and partner and tireless adventurer, Ron passed away peacefully on May 29 at the age of 68. The middle child of Ilene and the late Sam Rosenbaum, he graduated from the University of Minnesota magna cum laude with a degree in history. Ron left home to travel the country, hitchhiking much of the time, and was active in the anti-Vietnam War movement. His arrest at a Washington, D.C., protest led to a somewhat surprising and unusual invitation to enroll in Catholic University law school. But that study couldn't hold his attention, and he turned to education to launch his professional career. After teaching kids others had given up on and earning an M.A. at Brown University, Ron returned to his hometown of St. Paul, Minn. to work at Central High School in a program for teens deemed at-risk by the courts. His talent in this field soon led to a new adventure. Ron spearheaded behind-the-scenes efforts to bring a team of St. Paul educators to South Boston Public High School during the early struggles to desegregate the embattled school, becoming the assistant headmaster. His creation of in-school suspension and extensive work-study programs played a significant role in easing tensions at "Southie." Ron and a colleague in the Massachusetts Department of Education wrote, produced and directed an Emmy-nominated documentary on special-needs individuals who would lose state services upon turning 21. That led to his developing and co-hosting a Boston TV talk show, "Forum 38." The program didn't last, but Ron's passion for the media would continue to be an important part of his work for the rest of this life. He subsequently wrote features for the Boston Globe's Sunday magazine and completed a law degree at Northeastern University. Ron returned to the Twin Cities to practice law, using his media savvy to further his clients' interests. In 1998, he began another adventure as he debuted "Holding Court" on WCCO-AM with his fellow "yelling lawyers." The show lasted for the rest of his life, also appearing on KSTP-AM, the Clear Channel network and finally as an hour-long weekly podcast. After the terrorist attacks of 9/11, Ron and co-hosts Mark O'Connell and Dan Conry offered a daily dissection of the events, reaction and causes of these attacks. These months on KSTP-AM delivered some of the Ron's proudest radio moments, as he was able to use his media skills, legal background and notoriety to enrich the public discussion of this unique and horrific event. In his final reinvention, Ron became an agent/lawyer to top Twin Cities media talent - work he considered "money for nothing" because he enjoyed it and the people it brought into his life. He provided commentary on legal and political issues on KFAN for his friend and client Dan Barreiro, and in 2015 he and Dan introduced "Enough Said," a weekly current events show on Fox 9 Twin Cities. He would also find time to work with friends like fellow lawyer Joe Friedberg on cases that appealed to his media instincts and sense of justice. Outside of these careers, the spirit of adventure that guided his biggest decisions in life also captured his free time. He traveled to all six habitable continents, having no use for the bitter cold of Antarctica. He loved short trips to Canterbury Park, longer trips to Las Vegas with his mother and extended trips to Asia to visit his son. Diagnosed with multiple myeloma early this spring, Ron wryly teased "people get a lot nicer to you when they think you're going to die soon." In truth, Ron was never far from his friends, enjoying phone calls or casual meals with them while telling stories or debating the large and small issues that captured attention. Ron was attracted to the limelight, but he enjoyed knowing and learning from those at the center of the action as much as the attention it brought. Unfortunately, he was not present to read his latest and best press, or to hear a moment of "raucous applause" in his honor Thursday night at Northrop Auditorium when renowned criminal defense lawyer Dean Strang dedicated the evening's "Conversation on Justice" to Ron's memory. He was dearly loved and will be missed by his son, Nicholas; his wife, Lucy Quinlivan; his mother, Ilene Rosenbaum; brother and sister-in-law, Judges James and Marilyn Rosenbaum; sister and brother-in-law, Deborah and Alan Sitkoff; his five nieces and their 11 children; and numerous family members and friends. A memorial service will be Friday, June 10, 2016, at 317 on the Park, 317 Washington Ave., St. Paul. Visitation will be from 12:30-2:00, with program and reception to follow. Memorials preferred to Our Lady of Peace Community Hospice, 2076 St. Anthony Ave., St. Paul 55104. (Published in Pioneer Press on June 5, 2016)

Bottkol, John Christopher
June 27, 1942 - May 29, 2016
Age 73 of Minneapolis, died peacefully on the morning of May 29th. Kit was raised in Massachusetts, attended the Portsmouth Abbey School, graduated from Harvard College, and completed an architecture degree at the University of Minnesota. Minneapolis was his adopted hometown, having lived there for almost 50 years. He spent a number of those years working and living abroad, but always came home to Minneapolis. Survived by wife, Joan; children Matthew (Vera Kacurova) Bottkol, Joannie (Karl Kahandaliyanage) Bottkol, and Julia (Chris) Borger; grandchildren Joseph, Matthew, Daniel, Audrey, James, Oscar, and Sylvie. Funeral service Saturday, June 4th at 2:00 pm at Lakewood Cemetery, 3600 Hennepin Ave S. (Published in the Star Tribune June 1, 2016)

Petersen, William Ernest
May 16, 1945 - May 28, 2016
Age 71 of Hastings.

McBrown, Mavrick (Oliver Granville Brown, Jr.)
September 6, 1945 - May 27, 2016
Age 70 of St. Paul.

Taylor, Nearneshka
September 11, 1980 - May 26, 2016
Age 35 of Dallas, TX, passed away in Minneapolis.

Rodriguez Gomez,Maria Antonia (nee Rodriguez)
August 13, 1925 - May 26, 2016
Age 90 of St. Paul.

Russell, Roxana Lou (nee Rantala)
April 23, 1949 - May 26, 2016
Age 67 of Newport.

Erickson, James Edward
April 3, 1931 - May 26, 2016
Age 85 of Plymouth.

Hutton Sr., Donald Owen
April 11, 1949 - May 25, 2016
Age 67 of Minneapolis, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on May 25. Preceded in death by parents, Vincent and Rayme Valski; and his loving sisters, Beverly Morris and Shirley. Survived by brothers, Robert, Arlan, Alan, Dick Riske; sister Diane Jackson; children, Shannon, Donald Jr., Scott; 5 grandchildren; and 1 soon-to-be great-grandchild. He had many nephews and nieces and will forever remain in the hearts of all who had the pleasure of knowing him. He was a proud, thoughtful man that never passed up an opportunity to guide and help others. His life touched many. Memorial Service 11am Fri. June 3rd at Hope Temple Foursquare Church, 1704 E. 35th St., MPLS. 55407. Visitation 1 hour prior at 10am. (Published in the Star Tribune May 28, 2016)

Gominsky, Lester James
February 28, 1933 - May 25, 2016
Age 83 of Stacy. Preceded in death by sons, Lester Jr. and Dan. Survived by wife of 33 years, Kathy; daughters, Margie (Ed), Vicky (Jerry), Connie (Jim), Lisa (Dave), Theresa (Tim), Dawn; step-children, David (Sylvia) and Joe (Dana); daughter-in-law, Gladis; siblings, Elsie Zustiak, Jim (Elenore), Ken (Kathie), Susie (Ed); many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, other family and friends. Celebration of Life Monday, June 13, from 4-8 PM at VFW Post 4210, 556 SW 12th St., Forest Lake, MN 55025. (Published in the Star Tribune June 4, 2016)

Beaulieu, Leonard Bruce
September 28, 1942 - May 25, 2016
Age 73 of Crystal.

Cooper, Scott Lemery
September 13, 1969 - May 24, 2016
Age 46 of Fridley.

Shear, Keegan Gray
July 10, 1984 - May 24, 2016
Age 31 of Blaine.

Childs, Maureen Gladys
November 1, 1947 - May 24, 2016
Age 68 of Columbia Heights. Survived by son Zack Fink, his girlfriend Tabitha & family; longtime friend, Steve Fink; brother, Arnie (Jill) Childs; niece, nephew, many cousins & friends. Funeral June 7, 2 PM at Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church 27th Ave & Lincoln St. NE, Mpls. Refreshments following service. (Published in the Star Tribune June 4, 2016)

Hall, David Patrick
February 28, 1961 - May 24, 2016
Age 55 of St. Paul. Beloved brother, father, uncle, grandpa, friend. Passed away unexpectedly. Preceded in death by mother, Patricia Sack Hall; father, Cy Collett; stepfather, Robert Hall; brother in law, Robert Judd; nephew, Niklaus Judd. Survived by daughters, Aerica Benson, Nicole Hall; grandson, Jude; siblings, Michael Much, Fredrick Much, Danny Merz, Lisa Judd, Melody Hall-Swofford, Tammara Mitchell (John); his cat, Buddy. And many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Known to others as "Speed," "Dave The Rave," "Davey Boy Hall." Served in the Air Force '81-'85, avid sports fan, loved music including being in a several bands. His beautiful smile and his guitar playing will be greatly missed. Visitation beginning at 10 AM, celebration of David's life 12 PM, Saturday, June 4, at Roseville Memorial chapel (2245 Hamline Ave N, 651-631-2727). Private burial at Fort Snelling National Cemetery to be held at later date. (Published in Pioneer Press on June 1, 2016)

Jahnke, Robert James
August 5, 1931 - May 23, 2016
Age 84 of Roseville. Preceded in death by wife Patricia, daughter Mary Kay. Survived by son Jon (Barb), daughter Robin (Vincent) Breeden, 8 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren. Memorial Service 7 PM, June 3rd at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 835 2nd Ave NW, New Brighton. (Published in Pioneer Press on May 26, 2016)

Zrust, Stephen Charles
January 15, 1947 - May 23, 2016
Age 69 of St. Paul. Private family celebration of life.

Miller Jr., Paul John
May 14, 1970 - May 22, 2016
Age 46 of St. Paul.

Burley, Michael Norman
February 16, 1950 - May 22, 2016
Age 66 of St. Francis.

VanBerkom, Jeffrey Scott
October 16, 1956 - May 22, 2016
Age 59 of Carver.

Martinez, Edgar Antony
March 7, 1971 - May 22, 2016
Age 45 of Richfield, originally of El Salvadors.

Collard, Donna Lee (nee Nolan)
November 16, 1946 - May 21, 2016
Age 69 of Lino Lakes.

O'Connell, Patrick Gordon
September 24, 1947 - May 21, 2016
Age 68 of St. Paul. Pat is survived by brothers John (Patty), Michael and Mark, nephews Douglas and Ryan, and niece Dana. He is preceded in death by loving parents Gordon and Catherine O'Connell and sister Mary Catherine. A liturgical prayer serviced to celebrate Pat's life will be held on Thursday June 2, at 9 AM at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church, South Minneapolis. Interment will be at the family plot at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Menomonie, Wisconsin. Memorials preferred to Carmelite Monastery. (Published in Pioneer Press from May 29 to May 31, 2016)

Stenquist Jr., Henry Willard
July 4, 1930 - May 21, 2016
Age 85 of Minneapolis. Born July 4, 1930, passed away peacefully on May 21, 2016. Preceded in death by parents, Henry and Pearl; brother-in-law, Lowell Benner; and nephew, Mark Benner. Survived by brother, Jacob; sisters, Frances Strid, Mavis Benner, and Gail; nieces and nephew. Henry was a proud US Air Force Veteran, a University of MN graduate, and a retired architect. Memorials preferred to Our Lady of Peace Hospice in St. Paul. Private service to be held. (Published in the Star Tribune May 28, 2016)

Gieser, Steven Kenneth
December 23, 1971 - May 21, 2016
Age 44 of Crosslake, passed away in Coon Rapids.

Hogstad, Roger Palmer
December 27, 1934 - May 20, 2016
Age 81 of Mora, passed away in Minneapolis.

Tupper, MacLeam Bjornberg
February 22, 1947 - May 20, 2016
Age 69 of St. Paul.

Taylor, David Duane
April 12, 1944 - May 20, 2016
Age 72 of Bloomington. Preceded in death by wife, Jeanne; sister, Cindy. Survived by sons, Jason (Emily), Matthew; and many relatives and friends. Memorial Service 11 am Wed. May 25 at St. Marks UCC, 8630 Xerxes Ave. S., Bloomington. Visitation 6-8 pm Tues. at St. Marks, and a half hour prior to the service on Wed. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to St. Marks UCC. (Published in the Star Tribune on May 21, 2016)

Lindgren, Joyce Elizabeth (nee Larson)
December 16, 1934 - May 20, 2016
Age 81, born in Mason City, IA, died on Friday, May 20, 2016 at home in Minneapolis. She is survived by her husband Arnold Lindgren and 11 of 12 children. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church: 4100 Lyndale Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN 55409. Visitation at 12:00 pm; service at 1:00 pm; luncheon to follow. (Published in the Star Tribune on May 23, 2016)

Belle, Danny
April 13, 1947 - May 19, 2016
Age 69 of St. Paul.

Overcott, Eileen Marie (nee Steele)
January 30, 1955 - May 18, 2016
Age 61 of Maple Lake.

Schmitz, Beatrice Henrietta (nee Donovan)
January 19, 1918 - May 18, 2016
Age 98 of Hammond, WI.

Cousins, Antwand Tyreese
March 7, 1987 - May 18, 2016
Age 29 of Minneapolis.

Cole, Larry David
February 28, 1943 - May 18, 2016
Age 73 of Minneapolis. Preceded in death by parents, Walter & Evelyn Cole. Survived by sister, Joan (Keith) Englund, nieces, nephews, aunts, loving friend Karen Boberg. Memorial Service Wednesday, June 1 @ 11:00 AM at Bethany Lutheran Church, 3901 36th Ave. S., Mpls. Interment Hillside Cemetery. Visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to: Bethany Lutheran Church, Luther Park, All Saints Church in Big Sky, Montana. (Published in the Star Tribune May 28, 2016)

Bartholomew, Jeanne Ann (nee Marier)
January 20, 1951 - May 18, 2016
Age 65 of Hugo. Passed away surrounded by family on May 18, 2016. Preceded in death by her parents, Lu and Narc Marier. Survived by daughters, Germain and Jamie; 10 grandchildren; siblings, Judy, Dale, and Eldon; boyfriend, Wayne; and many other relatives and friends. Celebration of Life on Saturday, May 21 from 1PM-4PM at the Hugo American Legion, 5383 140th St. N, Hugo, MN. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred. (Published in Pioneer Press on May 19, 2016)

Simonson, Diane Michelle (nee Anderson)
February 5, 1958 - May 17, 2016
Age 58 of Minneapolis.

Swedin, David Robert
April 5, 1946 - May 17, 2016
Age 70 of Minneapolis.

Alexander, Earl Patrick
August 24, 1924 - May 17, 2016
Age 91 of St. Paul. Passed away surrounded by family on May 17, 2016. Preceded in death by mother Elizabeth Meyer Alexander Shetka, Son-in-law Wally Mason. Survived by wife of 70 years, Norma. Children: Linda (John) Lilja, Susan Mason, Anita (Loren) Stockton. Granchildren Christo-pher, Andrew, Katherine, Alexandra, Andrea, Jos-eph, Peter, Alexander, Lukas. Great-grandchild-ren: Gabriel, Delaney, Caden. Sister: Rosalie Loveland and many nieces and nephews. Celebration of Life Service is on Thur. May 26, 2016 at 11am with visitation at 10am held at St. Luke Lutheran Church 1807 Field Ave. St. Paul 55116. Internment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Earl was a WWII Marine Veteran of the 4th Division. He served in the Pacific, was a Bronze Star and Purple Heart recipient. After the war he was a Master Plumber and owner of Alexander Plumbing Service. (Published in Pioneer Press on May 22, 2016)

Brask, Erick John
November 30, 1975 - May 16, 2016
Age 40 of Blaine, passed away surrounded by family on May 16, 2016. Survived by wife, Jami; children, Ashton, Austin, and Autumn; father, Rollin (Michelle); mother, Sheila (Pat) Fleming; siblings, Scott (Toni), Nichole (John) Barrett; step-siblings, Stephanie (Dan) Overland, Josh (Bridgett) Parker; grandmother, Lucille Brask; and many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. Celebration of Life on Monday, May 23 at 12 Noon with visitation one hour prior at Oak Park Community Church, 12050 Aberdeen St. NE, Blaine, MN. (Published in the Star Tribune on May 18, 2016)

Wylle, Maryetta Lorraine (nee Olsen)
July 20, 1928 - May 15, 2016
Age 87 of New Brighton.

Baebel, Elizabeth Ann (nee Triece)
March 23, 1962 - May 15, 2016
Age 54 of New Brighton.

West, Jack Christy
January 8, 1936 - May 14, 2016
Age 80 of Cloquet.

Sayler, Sheila Caroline (nee Munger)
May 25, 1951 - May 13, 2016
Age 64 of Spring Park, passed away suddenly on May 13, 2016. Preceded in death by father, Everett; and brother, Jim. Survived by loving husband, Ricky; children, Aimee (fiance, Jorge), Aletta, Joe (girlfriend, Jenny), Shane (Taralynn); mother, Mary; siblings, Steve, Maryanne, Bonnie, Lisa; and many other relatives and friends. Sheila was a mother figure to many and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Memorial Service on Wednesday, May 18, at 11AM with visitation one hour prior at Elim Lutheran Church, 3978 West Broadway Ave., Robbinsdale, MN. Luncheon to follow at Park Tavern in St. Louis Park, MN. Celebration of Life on Friday, May 20 at 6:30PM at the Wayzata American Legion. (Published in the Star Tribune on May 16, 2016)

Bardwell, Rachel Bernice (nee Weber)
December 14, 1933 - May 12, 2016
Age 82 of Mounds View, MN, passed away unexpectedly on May 12, 2016. Survived by husband, Lloyd; sons, David (Christine), Dale (Kathleen), Daniel (Janie), and Dennis; 5 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchil-dren; siblings, Bernie (Clara) Weber, Arnold (Ardis) Weber, Ronald Weber, Sherri (John) Dick; and many more family and friends. Celebration of Life on Thursday, May 19 at 11AM with visitation one hour prior at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 61 Mississippi St. NE, Fridley, MN. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Redeemer Lutheran Youth Ministry. (Published in the Star Tribune on May 14, 2016)

Hozempa, Gene Albert
May 17, 1962 - May 12, 2016
Age 53 of Princeton. Gene was a rough-cut man who enjoyed being a square peg & took pride in his corners. A good friend & jack-of-all-trades, Gene was always ready to use a little elbow grease & some backwoods engineering with other's cast-offs to create physical blessings for those he loved. A lover of nature, hunter & a Momma's boy, Gene passed away last week just days shy of his 54th birthday. While Gene's memory will live on through his four stepchildren and daughter Andi Berryman (Shaun), his mischievousness will live on in the giggles of his 9 grandkids. Gene would ask that you don't fill his house with more artsy junk or bouquets of girly flowers but that you would live boldly, learn how to shoot a gun properly, & take care of his wife till he sees her again. Celebration of Life service will be held on May 21 the Freshwaters United Methodist Church Brook Campus in Princeton. (Visitation 10am, Service 11am, Lunch 12pm). (Published in the Star Tribune on May 17, 2016)

Wilcenski, Raymond Staney
April 22, 1923 - May 12, 2016
Age 93 of Woodbury.

Bendorf, Norman Lloyd
June 13, 1939 - May 11, 2016
Age 76 of Minneapolis.

Gerebi, Mary Lou (nee Goodvin)
August 13, 1940 - May 11, 2016
Age 75 of St. Paul. Preceded in death by parents, Kenneth & Estella Goodvin. Survived by children, Liz (Mark) Pieper, Ken & Nick (Lynn) Gerebi; grandchildren, Duke, Jackie, Ben, Elizabeth, Joe & Grace. A Celebration of Mary Lou's life will be held Saturday, June 4th from 3-6 at 2150 Charlton Road, Sunfish Lake. Memorials preferred to Pieper Hope and Courage Foundation. (Published in the Star Tribune on May 21, 2016)

Bacon, Joyce L. (nee Coffman)
October 24, 1933 - May 11, 2016
Age 82 of Rosemount.

Imrahor, Sabahat (nee Kakizitug)
May 3, 1927 - May 10, 2016
Age 89 of St. Louis Park, originally of Istanbul, Turkey.

Frey, Carol Elizabeth (nee Wattleworth)
March 17, 1923 - May 10, 2016
Age 93 of Roseville.

Markie, Dorothy Jean (nee Sersen)
December 17, 1928 - May 9, 2016
Age 87 of Brooklyn Park.

Cherewick, Timothy Charles
May 26, 1956 - May 8, 2016
Age 59 of Minnetonka.

Gilroy, Barbara Marie (nee Arvidson)
March 6, 1948 - May 8, 2016
Age 68 of Coon Rapids.

Traver, Kathleen Francis (nee Wohlers)
January 26, 1948 - May 7, 2016
Age 68 of Anoka.

Lein II, Frederick Ronald
November 6, 1958 - May 6, 2016
Age 57 of Shakopee.

Reuben, Joseph David
May 26, 1950 - May 6, 2016
Age 65 of Columbia Heights.

Kraemer, Suzanne Jean (nee Kallevig)
April 29, 1967 - May 6, 2016
Age 49 of Falcon Heights, MN, died on May 6th, 2016 at Our Lady of Peace Hospice Home in St. Paul after a brief and courageous battle with cancer. Survived by husband, Gregg; sons, Brandon and Andrew; parents, Gerald and Jean Kallevig; siblings, Kim (Patricia), Dan (Susan), Allan (Christine), Julie Nelson, Terri Poole; mother-in-law, Patricia Kraemer; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Memorial services on Wednesday, May 11th at 11AM with visitation one hour prior at Como Park Lutheran Church, 1376 Hoyt Ave. W, St. Paul, MN. God Bless the memory of Suzanne Jean Kraemer. (Published in the Star Tribune on May 9, 2016)

Rice, Clark Harland
October 4, 1921 - May 5, 2016
Age 94 of New Hope.

Sangster, Rachonda Arlene Mae
August 1, 1990 - May 4, 2016
Age 25 of Minneapolis.

Firkus, Shirley Dolores
February 5, 1962 - May 4, 2016
Age 54 of St. Paul. Preceded in death by parents, Leland and Carol; brother, Leland. Survived by sisters, Donna, Marti; brother, Chuck; many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, other relatives and friends. Private family gathering at a later time. (Published in the Pioneer Press on May 8, 2016)

Abernathy, Susan Joy (nee Gordon)
September 10, 1957 - May 3, 2016
Susan Unexpectedly left us May 3rd at age 58. Best friend and loving wife of Mike and wonderful, fun mother of Leah and Sage. Also survived by mother, Verona (Pep) Gordon; siblings, Candace Gordon (Tim McClellan), Beth (Sam) Sachs, Chris (Alan) Lizée and Rob Gordon (Nancy Lange); the Abernathy family and numerous nieces, a nephew and friends. A "Celebration of Life" will be held at a future date. Susan - humorous and storyteller extraordinaire, continuously and unselfishly shared her many gifts, making all of us look forward to being with her and feeling lucky to know her! (Published in the Star Tribune on May 7, 2016)

Town, Donald Edward
September 21, 1953 - May 3, 2016
Age 62 of Glen, MN, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on May 3, 2016. Preceded in death by parents, Curtis and Viola. Survived by daughter, Molly (Scott) Kober; brother, Blair (Cathy); sister, Betty (Jim) Burgoon; nieces, Dennie (Joe) Barnier, Rikki-Lyn and son, Brenden (Adam), Nicole (Steve); and many other relatives and friends. Donald was an avid hunter and fisherman, spending most of his life in Alaska and Northern Minnesota. Celebration of life service on Saturday, May 7, at 11 AM with visitation at 10:30 AM with luncheon to follow at Minneapolis Eagles #34, 2507 E 25th St, Minneapolis, MN. (Published in the Star Tribune on May 4, 2016)

Eng, Lyle Edward
December 17, 1948 - May 3, 2016
Age 67 of Richfield. Preceded in death by wife, Gayle. Private family service. 

Swanson, Lenora Ida (nee Litzau)
August 4, 1920 - May 2, 2016
Age 95 of New Hope.

Jensen, Michael Alan
June 24, 1979 - May 2, 2016
Age 36 of St. Paul.

Boylan, Ruth Ann (nee Eddans)
September 7, 1946 - May 1, 2016
Age 69 of Excelsior.

Bouma, Michelle (nee LaBoda)
December 6, 1965 - April 30, 2016
Age 50 of St. Paul. Survived by husband, David; son, Brandon; 3 grandchildren; parents, Leslie and Margery LaBoda; brothers, Ken (Beata), Rod (Dawn), Richard (Jean); sister, Lisa McCarthy; and many other nieces, nephews and friends. Private family memorial.

Jones, Joseph Lee
July 31, 1938 - April 30, 2016
Age 77 of St. Paul died April 30, 2106 at Bethel Care Center. Joseph Lee Jones was born July 31, 1938 in Sheffield, IA to Lee and Maude (Titus) Jones. He attended school in Sheffield, graduating in 1957. He is survived by his children Lee Jones of Mason City, IA; Patty Jones of Canton, SD; and sister Marguerite Tidman of Hampton, IA. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters Helen, Ellen, Marcella and Ramona; and brothers John, Marshall, and Denzil Jones. Per Joseph's wishes there will be no funeral.Inurnment will take place at a later date with family present at Hillside Cemetery in Sheffield, IA. Memorials may be directed to Health Partners Hospice, Bloomington, MN. (Published in the Star Tribune on May 7, 2016)

Funches-Herron, Belinda Jean
February 18, 1962 - April 29, 2016
Age 54 of Minneapolis.

Wheeler, Gary Mark
November 16, 1954 - April 29, 2016
Age 61 of Coon Rapids.

Deutchman, Leona Mae
April 7, 1941 - April 29, 2016
Age 75 of St. Paul.

Clark, Helen Barbara (nee Wills)
June 1, 1930 - April 28, 2016
Age 85 of Edina. Helen was born in Kingston Township, MN, to Everett and Lillian (Johnson) Wills on June 1, 1930. As a child she lived in Minnesota and Oregon. She loved the roses in Oregon and watching the rodeo. In Minnesota she enjoyed picking and eating blueberries and baking pies. Sports included softball and volleyball. After graduating from Kimball High School, Helen set out for Minneapolis and boarded at Mabeth Paige Hall, where she met lifelong friend Bonnie. As a young bride, Helen attended and worked at the University of Montana. A capable person and learner, she obtained a paralegal certificate later in life at the University of Minnesota and then worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Minneapolis until retirement. Helen was a devoted and loving mother and grandmother, with a gentle sense of humor and a knack for nicknames for her children. She loved to learn about current trends and events. Helen fed her intellectual curiosity through books and by constantly finding newspaper and magazine articles of interest to herself and for others. Nonjudgmental, socially progressive and with a sense of justice, Helen encouraged her daughters in all ways and made numerous sacrifices on their behalf. A beautiful person inside and out, she had good common sense and good fashion sense. Helen was a member of St. Stephen Lutheran Church and was a past member of the AAUW. Helen is survived by sister Marilyn Claire of Chaska, as well as daughters Barbara and Linda (Larry Knickerbocker); grandchildren Andrew and Tommy; nieces, nephews, friends, and other relatives. Preceded in death by siblings Ramona Johnson, Ronald Wills and Joanne Cramer. Memorial service to be held on Monday, June 6, at St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Bloomington: 8400 France Ave. S., 55431. Visitation at 10 am, followed by an 11 am service. Luncheon to follow at the church. Interment has taken place at Prairie Oaks Memorial Eco Gardens, Inver Grove Heights. Special thanks to the Edina Care Center and especially the staff and volunteers in the memory care area, where social worker Erin focuses on the abilities of residents and not their disabilities. Hugs and kisses to Helen's surrogate sister Elaine. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Alzheimer's Association: 7900 W. 78th Street, Edina, MN 55439, or to the donor's favorite charity. (Published in the Star Tribune on May 29, 2016)

Delaney, Joyce Elaine (nee Gullickson)
March 12, 1928 - April 28, 2016
Age 88 of St. Cloud, Minnesota died peacefully, surrounded by family in White Bear Lake, Minnesota on April 28, 2016 from complications resulting from a series of strokes.Joyce was born in Marshall, Minnesota on March 12, 1928 to Alfreda and Lyle Gullickson. Together with her mother and father and brother Donald, who is deceased, Joyce lived in Marshall and Northfield before settling in Red Wing in time for her high school years. In those high school years Joyce played clarinet in the marching band and was honored as Red Wing High School's homecoming queen in 1946. Joyce attended Hamline University for one year following high school.While working at a local bank in 1949 Joyce met Edward Bernard Delaney who would become her husband in 1950. Joyce and Edward lived in Red Wing and White Bear Lake before moving to St. Cloud in 1959. Edward preceded Joyce in death passing on April 29, 1997. Joyce is survived by her daughter Erin Carlson of White Bear Lake, Erin's husband Rick Carlson, their sons David and Dan, daughters-in-law Elise and Brianna and three great grandchildren. Joyce is also survived by her son Kevin Delaney of Windsor Colorado, Kevin's wife Karen, their three daughters Trinette, Kelsey and Kayla and two great grandchildren.Joyce was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church for over 50 years. Once her children were out of high school Joyce went to work for the United Way in St. Cloud. She then went to work for Wal-Mart where she was a world-class greeter for twenty years, retiring in September 2015 at age 87.Joyce will be lovingly remembered as a great mother whose energy and determination was an inspiration to her family and friends. The family plans on a celebration of life to be held in June prior to internment at Camp Ripley cemetery. May she rest in peace with her maker. (Published in the St. Cloud Times on May 8, 2016)

Breecher, Philip Todd
October 29, 1961 - April 27, 2016
Age 54 of South St. Paul.

Meyer Sr., Merle Les
May 3, 1925 - April 26, 2016
Age 90 of Elk River. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie; his mother, Tena; and father, Emil. He is survived by son, Merle Jr. (Carol); daughters, Cathy, Shelly, Margo and Sandy; 8 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild. Service at Fort Snelling on Monday, May 16. (Published in the Star Tribune on May 7, 2016)

Mertz, Teresa Jo (nee Ward)
September 15, 1962 - April 26, 2016
Age 53 of Minnetonka, passed away peacefully April 26, 2016, surrounded by family. Preceded in death by parents Clinton and Vernette Ward and brother James. Survived by daughter Samantha; sisters Zona (Prenzlow) and Cathi (VanHorne); and many nieces and nephews. Memorial service will be held on Monday, May 16th 2016 at 7:00 PM with visitation 1 hour prior at The Mills Church, 13215 Minnetonka Dr., Minnetonka, MN 55305. Please join us for a celebration of Teresa's life. (Published in the Star Tribune on May 7, 2016)

Wiles, Larry Lynn
March 21, 1947 - April 26, 2016
Age 69 of Richfield.

Bragg, Jeffrey
October 10, 1965 - April 25, 2016
Age 50 of Minneapolis.

Baier, Terry Eugene
December 7, 1955 - April 25, 2016
Age 60 of Minneapolis. Preceded in death by parents, Donald and LaVerne. Survived by children, Stacie and Justin; grandson, Landon; siblings, Bernard, Susan, Mary Jensen, and Denis; aunts, Ginny Baier and Shirley Hovelsrud; uncle, Dick Hovelsrud; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Memorial service to be determined. Terry was proud to be an HVAC draftsman, a woodworker, a traveler, and a motorcyclist. Terry loved life immensely and enjoyed many friends, family, and his grandson. (Published in the Star Tribune on April 26, 2016)

Elwood, James Allen
December 19, 1945 - April 24, 2016
Age 70 of Woodbury.

McKee, Kathleen "Kats" Julia
February 20, 1960 - April 22, 2016
Age 56 of Minneapolis. Died unexpectedly on April 22, 2016. The youngest of 13 children, she and her best friend and twin sister Colleen, truly navigated life together, even choosing the same lifelong career in the field of nursing. Preceded in death by parents, Eileene and WM. Myron; brother, Bill; and niece Katie. Survived by children, Sean McKee and Erin McKee VanSlooten (Will Mathews) and her first grandchild due in August; brothers, Michael (Joyce), Barry (Mary), Myron (Carol), Patrick (Joan), Thomas, Robert (Elizabeth); sisters, Mary, Joan (Bill Fabian), Eileen McKee (Dennis Philander), Teresa, Colleen Espinosa; sister-in-law, Andrea; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Mass of Resurrection on Wednesday, 4/27, at 11 AM with visitation one hour prior at St. Frances Cabrini Church, 1500 Franklin Ave. SE, Minneapolis, MN. In Lieu of flowers memorials preferred to Erin McKee.

Ross, Diane (nee Gilmore)
October 20, 1931 - April 22, 2016
Age 84 of St Paul, passed away on April 22, 2016. She had recently been diagnosed with advanced esophageal cancer. Preceded in death by parents Iris and Harold Gilmore and husband W. Braxton Ross. Survived by son John Ross, daughter Annie Yetter (Steve), grandchildren Kathryn and George Yetter and her kitty, Misty. Born Oct. 20, 1931 and raised in Denver, Diane spent every summer as a child and young adult at Geneva Glen, the camp her parents directed in the foothills outside of Denver. She met her husband, Braxton, at East High School, and they married in 1954. As a graduate of Smith College in 1952 she learned that women are as important, as capable, and as valuable as men. She returned to Denver to teach high school English. After her marriage she and Braxton moved to Japan where he served in Army Counter Intelligence and she taught ESL and worked as librarian on the base. They lived with a Japanese family with whom she maintained a life long friendship. Diane's love of teaching continued her entire life in Chicago, Madison, and most recently through ESL creative writing classes at Roseville Community Center for 12 years. She reached out to people wherever she lived through her love of other cultures, singing, gardening, writing and a genuine interest in others. Her family expresses heartfelt gratitude to HealthPartners Hospice and particularly to friends Hal, Mary, Russ, Sherrie, Jessica and Paul for their compassionate care. Memorials made out to either: Geneva Glen Camp, P.O. Box 248, Indian Hills CO 80454 or Unity Unitarian, 733 Portland Ave., St. Paul 55104 preferred. Memorial service to be held Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 2 pm at Unity Unitarian Church, St. Paul. (Published in Pioneer Press on April 23, 2016)

Bauer, Tammy Patricia
December 26, 1972 - April 22, 2016
Age 43 of St Paul.

Abbott, Lillian Rayne'
March 29, 1963 - April 21, 2016
Age 53 of Belle Plaine.

Von Drashek, Thomas Stewart
February 6, 1951 - April 20, 2016
Age 65 of Golden Valley.

Bairaktaris, Christ George
May 26, 1932 - April 20, 2016
Age 83 of Stillwater. Preceded in death by parents George and Marie Bairaktaris, and 3 year old son Scott A. Bairaktaris. He is survived by his 1950's Prom Date, Beverly Kilbride Cotter of Albert Lea, MN and his very best friend Phil Kamman of Hugo, MN. He will be laid to rest at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. (Published in Pioneer Press on May 5, 2016)

Valley, Julia May (nee Vant)
December 26, 1981 - April 20, 2016
Age 34 of Bloomington.

Raichur, Rukmini Vithal (nee Kulkarni)
November 6, 1940 - April 20, 2016
Age 75 of Woodbury, originally of Bijapur, Karnataka State, India.

Finnegan, Jill Renee (nee Rennecke)
August 1, 1956 - April 20, 2016
Age 59 of St. Paul died peacefully on April 20 in the loving arms of her husband, surrounded by family. Preceded in death by her mother Vicky Renneke. Survived by husband of 31 years, Tim; children, Kyleen, Mick; grandson, Forrest; father, Vik Renneke; brother, Timm (Rhea) Renneke; and many extended family & friends. Jill graduated from St. Catherine's College and was a passionate and dedicated teacher for 35 years at Children's Discovery Academy. Visitation 4-8pm on Sunday, April 24 at Maternity of Mary Chapel. Memorial Mass 10:30am Monday, April 25 at Maternity of Mary Church, 1414 Dale St. N, St. Paul. Private interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Memorials Preferred to Maternity of Mary Youth Group or Franciscan Brothers of Peace. (Published in Pioneer Press on April 24, 2016)

Kosmatka, Kimberly Ann
August 30, 1962 - April 19, 2016
Age 53 of Minnetonka.

Goodrich, Rex David
October 11, 1956 - April 19, 2016
Age 59 of Amery, WI.

Wagner, Janice Ann
October 12, 1935 - April 18, 2016
Age 80 of South St. Paul.

White, Daniel John
February 10, 1952 - April 17, 2016
Age 64 of Andover, died Apr. 17, 2016 of cancer in St. Anthony Health Center. Private family ceremony and interment will be later. (Published in the Star Tribune on April 19, 2016)

Warch, Margot Lynn (nee Moses)
April 12, 1939 - April 17, 2016
Age 77 of Liberty Grove Township, WI.

Healey, Peter Leslie
April 2, 1943 - April 17, 2016
Age 73 of Blaine.

Feirtag, Matthew James
November 30, 1960 - April 16, 2016
Age 55 of Fridley, passed peacefully April 16, 2016. Born Nov. 30, 1960 in Milwaukee, WI, he is survived by mother, Patricia 'Peg'; sisters, Joellen, Jennifer (Jeffrey) Miller, Julie (Keith Nelson) of White Bear Lake, and Peg Killian of Bangor, ME; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by father, Ronald W. of Hayward, WI, and brother Ronald P. of Ladysmith, WI. Kind thanks to the staff of Integrity Living Options Bennett House, Allina Hospital, EMTs & Hospice Care, Fridley, CADI Ramsey Co. and Crescent Tide Cremation. A memorial service is planned for late June. (Published in Pioneer Press on April 24, 2016)

Foss, Kikue I. (nee Ishii)
September 1, 1934 - April 16, 2016
Age 81 of Coon Rapids.

McGrew, Sandra Kay (nee Pencook)
October 16, 1948 - April 16, 2016
Age 67 of Blaine. Services May 24, 11:00 AM at St. Philip Lutheran Church in Fridley. Memorials to Heifer Project. heifer.org. (Published in the Star Tribune on May 14, 2016)

Haney, Ann Mary (nee Truchinski)
October 22, 1942 - April 16, 2016
Age 73 of Nordeast Mpls.. passed away on April 16th, 2016. Preceded in death by her parents, Andrew & Clara Truchinski; husband, Clifford Haney & daughter, Debra Hellman. Survived by sons, Jerry, Kenneth (Patty) & Steven Haney; grandchildren, Robert, Holly (Jake), James, Jonathon, Makayla, Tiffany, Joshawin, Jeramy, Joseph, Stacia (Brad), Felicia, Jordan, Jami & Steve; great-grandchildren, Hailey, Skyler, Starley, Haven, Damien, Ra'jan, Na'Kiyah, Jesus, Joshawin, Jeramy Jr, Jordan, Taylor, Cataleya, Jaiden, Ahlea, Aubrianna, Azariah, Nadia & Gionna; her siblings, Joan (Jack), Andrew (Carole), Jane (Larry), Robert (Robin), Jean, Rose (John), Bernice (John) & David (Sharon); & many other friends and family. Funeral Service is scheduled for 2pm on Monday, April 25th, 2016 at St. Clements Church located at 901 24th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418 with a reception to follow. Father Simonson will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Ann's life. (Published in the Star Tribune on April 24, 2016)

Hall, Deborah Jean (nee Hudson)
April 28, 1952 - April 16, 2016
Age 63 of Hudson, WI.

Boerger, Terrence Charles
April 14, 1944 - April 16, 2016
Age 72 of Rice, MN. Interment at Ft. Ripley State Veterans Cemetery.

Ernst, Richard "Dick" Leland
January 31, 1933 - April 15, 2016
Age 83 of New Brighton, went to be with his Lord & Savior on April 15, 2016. Born in Eyota, MN and raised in the Rochester area. Graduated from Rochester High School 1951. Served with the U.S. Army from 1951-1957 in the U.S., Korea and Japan. Graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of MN in Mathematics and Anthropology, 1961. Worked in the computer industry for 27 years, retiring after 21 years at Control Data Corp. Preceded by father, Raymond L. Ernst; mother, Dora B. (Hair) Ernst; sister, Janice Mlenar; and beloved wife of 56 years, Joan (Quamme) Ernst. Survived by son, Joel (Jean) Ernst; daughter, Julie (Tim) Allen; grandchildren, Hannah, Brittany, Isabel, and Charlie. Service Monday, April 25, 11am with fellowship one hour prior at Salem Covenant Church, 2655 - 5th St. NW, New Brighton, MN 55112. Memorials preferred to Salem Covenant Church-CHIC Scholarship Fund (Salem Youth). Private interment. (Published in the Star Tribune on April 23, 2016)

Pierce, Patrick Owen
June 16, 1950 - April 15, 2016
Age 65 of St. Louis Park.

Brodersen, James Maxwell
December 27, 1985 - April 15, 2016
Age 30 of Dunn Center, ND, passed away in Minneapolis.

Barnes, Barbara Jean (nee Green)
April 27, 1933 - April 15, 2016
Age 82 of Hopkins.

Rea Jr., John Joseph (Ascension)
November 23, 1947 - April 15, 2016
Age 68 of West St. Paul. A kind and gentle man passed away April 15, 2016. Preceded in death by parents, John Sr. & Connie. Survived by brothers and sisters. A service will be held on Friday, April 22 at 10:30AM with visitation 1 hour prior, at Our Lady of Gaudalupe Church. Private interment at Fort Snelling. (Published in Pioneer Press on April 20, 2016)

Estis, Nicholas Fernando
October 18, 1973 - April 14, 2016
Age 42 of North St. Paul. Funeral service Friday, Aprill 22 at 12:00 P.M., with visitation at 11:00, at St. Stanislaus Church, 398 Superior St., St. Paul, MN 55102. Private interment.

Reinhart, Beverly Carole (nee Siebert)
February 1, 1939 - April 14, 2016
Age 77 of Ham Lake.

Seward, Virginia M. (nee O'Kasick)
October 21, 1940 - April 14, 2016
Age 75 of Minneapolis.

Wood, Margaret Ann (nee Green)
July 23, 1936 - April 14, 2016
Age 79 of St. Paul.

Hopkins, Diane Elizabeth
January 20, 1950 - April 13, 2016
Age 66 of St. Paul. Survived by partner Stephen Johnson and their beloved daughter, Dakotah (Kody) Elizabeth Johnson, sister Mary Fleisher, brother Stephen Hopkins, and nieces, nephews, in-laws and cousins. Diane practiced law in the Twin Cities and later taught in the St. Paul school system. Preceded in death by parents Lile and Bernice Hopkins and sister Patty Hopkins Acos. The family is grateful for the loving, attentive care she received from Lyngblomsten Care Center and Allina Hospice. Memorial service 1PM, Sunday, May 1, Newman-Benson Chapel at Lyngblomsten Care Center, 1415 Almond Avenue, St. Paul. (Published in Pioneer Press on April 24, 2016)

Nieman, Rose Marie (nee Churchill)
September 11, 1951 - April 13, 2016
Age 64 of Hudson, WI. Passed peacefully to Heaven Wed., 4/13/16 at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, MN. Born 9/11/51 in St. Paul, MN to Wilbur and Louise Churchill. 1969 graduate of St. Paul Central HS. Lived in Roseville, and Hastings, Minnesota; Wolf Point, MT; and Hudson, WI. Employed by Health East for over 15 years. Rose enjoyed being a mom, grandma, pet lover, crafts/ quilting, shopping and reading her bible. Survived by her mother, Louise Churchill, loving partner, Dennis Lowe, her son, Wilbur Nieman (Brittany) and granddaughter, Niobe; sister: Maryann King; brothers Daniel (Susan) Churchill and David (Deborah) Churchill, many nieces, nephews, aunt, uncle and numerous cousins. Preceded in death by her father, Wilbur Churchill and brother-in-law, Jim King. Funeral is Monday, April 25 at 11 am at NEW CREATION BAPTIST CHURCH, 1414 E. 48th St., Mpls, MN 55417. Luncheon, refreshments and fellowship will follow the service until 2pm. Interment to follow luncheon at ROSELAWN CEMETERY, 803 Larpenteur Ave W, Roseville, MN 55113. (Published in Pioneer Press on April 24, 2016)

Weinke, Bernice Elizabeth (nee Hesley)
March 19, 1929 - April 13, 2016
Age 87 of St. Paul.

Molloy, Kathleen Margaret
August 2, 1947 - April 12, 2016
Age 68 of Richfield, passed away suddenly on April 12th, age 68, of Richfield. Survived by sisters, Eileen Gilbertson, Nancy and Polly; brothers, Mike and Kevin; and father, Michael. Preceded in death by mother, Helen; and sister, Mary Beth. Kathy was a graduate of Holy Angels Academy in Richfield and an award winning "Soldier of the Year" in the U.S. Army. Interment at Fort Snelling. Private family services. (Published in the Star Tribune on April 16, 2016)

Harriman, Robert Dennis
February 20, 1949 - April 12, 2016
Passed away peacefully on April 12, 2016, at the age of 67. A loving and generous husband, father, and friend, he was preceded in death by his parents and wife of 34 years, Suzy. Bob is survived by his children, Chelsea, Iain and Janet, grand-daughter Kaelan, and his siblings, Holly, Mark and Karen. We will gather with those who were closest to Bob in order to share memories and celebrate his life at W. A. Frost (374 Selby Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota) at 2:00pm on Sunday, April 24. Sharing of memories will begin at 2:30pm. A private burial will be held in Vermont later this summer. In lieu of memorials, donations may be made in his honor to the Animal Humane Society (www.animalhumane society.org). Bob's family is comforted by the thought that he and Suzy are reunited. (Published in Pioneer Press on April 24, 2016)

Hartung, Robert Joseph
January 30, 1952 - April 12, 2016
Age 64 of St. Paul.

Berglund, Wallace Alfred
December 21, 1925 - April 11, 2016
Age 89 of Burnsville. Went to be with his Lord Jesus on April 11, 2016. Preceded in death by his wife, Betty. Survived by children, Kathy (John) Benner, Jeanne (Terry) Rice, Steven (Veronica) Berglund; grandchildren, Allison (Brian) Bonelli, Christopher Weides II, David Weides, Kathy (Paul) Stahlar, Dan (Payton) Rice, Jamie (Jacob) Hodge, Amanda (Steven) Kyle, Lisa (Nick) Day, Steven Wallace Berglund; 8 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.  Celebration of Life on Saturday, April 16, at 11AM at Berean Baptist Church, 309 County Rd 42 E, Burnsville, MN 55306. Memorials preferred to The Salvation Army or Berean Baptist Church.      

O'Donnell, Wendy Louise
July 8, 1958 - April 11, 2016
Age 57 of St. Paul.

Fernholz, Jean Marie
February 26, 1957 - April 11, 2016
Age 59 of Maplewood.

Johnson, Scott Eugene
September 15, 1958 - April 10, 2016
Age 57 of Minneapolis.

Lunefski, Larry Joseph
June 15, 1948 - April 10, 2016
Age 67 of St. Paul.

Schimke, Robert Wallace
January 16, 1923 - April 10, 2016
Age 93 of Minneapolis, passed away April 10, 2016. Born in St. Paul, MN in 1923. Preceded in death by parents Wallace and Grace Schimke, wife's parents Ruth and Mark McCabe; son-in-law Robert Meisch, and daughter-in-law Susan Schimke. Bob was a life long architect and educator. He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture and the Royal Academy of Arts and Architecture, Stockholm, Sweden with an MFA in Architecture and Urban Design. Delta Tau Delta fraternity [president] while attending the U. of M. Bob taught at the University of Minnesota School of Architecture and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design for many years. He conducted Man, Nature and the Arts teacher workshop series at the Walker Art Center. He had his own firm for over 50 yrs. WWII First Lieutenant in Army Air Corps, Bombardier/Navigator based in Italy. Flew 39 combat missions in Douglas Havoc A-20 and Invader A-26 attack bombers. Bob was devoted to his family; involved with children in scouting, camping, soccer, hockey and theater. Troop 155 Assistant Scoutmaster and Viking Council 1964 National Jamboree Troop Scoutmaster. Past president of the Washburn Hockey Association. Founding member of Lynnhurst Soccer program. As a youth Bob won many vocal competitions with his beautiful voice and performed in Children's Theater productions accompanying his children Sara and Paul. Bob was a jazz drummer who inspired his family to love and play music. Lake Harriet resident on Kings Highway for 60 years. Ran Lake Harriet and attended mass daily. Survived by his wife of 68 years, Kathleen (McCabe); brother, David (Audrey); 6 children, Robert A. (Catherine Engel), Ann Meisch, Paul (Nancy), Sara Harris (Jim), Peter, Philip (Nicole); grandchildren, Katie, Rosie, and Matt Harris, Cedar and Ben Schimke, Vivian and Alex Schimke; great-grandchildren, Henry, Ringo, and Arlo. Funeral service Thursday, April 28 11 AM Church of the Annunciation, 509 W. 54th St., Mpls. MN 55419. Reviewal precedes mass at 10 AM at the church. Parking in rear off Harriet Ave. Interment Fort Snelling at 1:45 PM with Honor Guard. (Published in the Star Tribune on April 23, 2016)

Glasnapp, Kathryn Anne (nee Hickey)
May 24, 1949 - April 9, 2016
Age 66 of St. Paul.

Herrig, Michael Douglas
May 26, 1967 - April 9, 2016
Age 48 of St. Paul.

Olson, Linda Merle (nee Erickson)
November 22, 1947 - April 8, 2016
Age 68 of North Branch. Linda Merle Erickson was born to Donald and Helen Erickson on November 22,1947 at Midway Hospital in St. Paul. On April 8, 2016 Linda passed away at home with her family. Linda was raised in North Branch where she graduated in 1965. She then married Daniel Splittstoser and they had three beautiful children together before their divorce. In 1980 Linda moved her family to Harris where she lived up until her illness. She held many jobs from assembly to retail then in 1995 she went to Pine Tech College and after graduation she worked as an Administrative Assistant for MSCSA from 1996-2006, she then was a PCA 2006-2015. In February 2016 she was diagnosed with cancer. Linda is survived by her 3 children: Karen(Gary) Tuseth, Julie(Les) Bartel, Eric(Dawn) Splittstoser; 10 grandchildren: Andrea(Jeremy) Woodward, Jesse Cleveland, Andrew Bartel, Daniel(Meghan) Cleveland, Donald Cleveland, Richard Cleveland, Cheyenne Tuseth, Jocelyn Splittstoser, Elise Splittstoser, Seth Splittstoser; 3 great grandchildren: Jazmine Bartel, Weston and Story Cleveland; Stepmother Loretta Erickson, many nieces, nephews, and family. She was preceded in death by her parents Donald and Helen Erickson, sisters Debbie Martini and Baby Karen. Celebration of Life has been planned for April 23rd, 1-4pm at the North Branch American Legion.

Brown, Harriet Isobel
October 17, 1927 - April 7, 2016
Age 88 of of Whipholt, MN, died Thu, Apr. 7, 2016 in Savage, MN. Born Oct. 17, 1927 in Willmar, MN. She graduated from the U of MN in 1950 with a BS in Medical Technology. She married Richard Carl Brown in 1957 and "retired" in 1965 to raise her two children, Richard Carl Brown, Jr. and Dale Eric Brown. Later, she advocated for children in Guardian ad Litem, participated in township government, and served on the board of the Leech Lake Area Watershed Foundation. Fiercely independent, she lived her life on her terms and was loved and admired by family and friends. An excellent cook and baker, she was honored with the name bakwezhigan ikwe (bread lady) by tribal elder Emma Bear. Survived by her sons and by her brother, Eugene Russel Hillerman, she was preceded in death by her husband. Per her request, there will be no services. Celebrations of life will be held with family and friends. Memorial donations may be made to the Leech Lake Area Watershed Foundation. (Published in the Star Tribune on April 9, 2016)

Ouellette, Michael Joseph
September 11, 1957 - April 7, 2016
Age 58 of Luck, WI.

Radzwill, William Stewart
February 17, 1941 - April 6, 2016
Age 75 of Cokato.

Campbell, William Joseph
July 18, 1950 - April 6, 2016
Age 65 of Pine City.

DeGennaro, Virginia Mae (nee Dashner)
January 12, 1932 - April 6, 2016
Age 84 of St. Paul.

Purcell, William Louis
April 24, 1952 - April 6, 2016
Age 63 of Northfield.

Schmidt, Gary Verdell
October 19, 1955 - April 5, 2016
"Gone from our sight, but never from our heart." Of Oakdale passed away peacefully after a long battle with cancer on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at the age of 60. Survived by loving wife, Deb; children, Sabrina DeFlorin, Michael (Mary) and Lindsey; grandchildren, Evan, Jay, Marguerite, Faith, Mason; mother, Elaine Kammermeyer; mother-in-law, Renee DeFlorin; sister Lola Dahl; Brothers, David and Jeff; and many other loving relatives and friends. Gary was a retired IBEW Local 110 low voltage electrical worker and proud union steward who represented and defended the interests of his fellow union brothers. A Celebration of Life will take place on Friday, May 13, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the IBEW Local 110 Hall, 1330 Conway St, St Paul. Further details can be obtained from Gary Schmidt's Celebration of Life Facebook page. (Published in Pioneer Press on April 10, 2016)

Carpenter, Mervin Monroe
April 2, 1948 - April 5, 2016
Age 68 of Apple Valley, passed away at Golden Living Center in St. Paul after a battle with cancer. Born in Staples, Minnesota. Survived by wife Carol, 3 children, 4 brothers and 4 sisters. A Celebration of Life will be held at American Legion Post 1776, 14521 Granada Drive, Apple Valley on Saturday April 30, 2016 from 1-4 PM. (Published in Pioneer Press on Apr. 17, 2016)

Jensen, Lindalou Marie (nee Auger)
June 16, 1951 - April 5, 2016
Age 64 of New Richmond, WI, passed away peacefully in her home after a long battle with cancer on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. She is preceded in death by her parents Roy and Kathryn Auger. She is survived by loving partner of 25 years Phillip "Buck" Vaillancourt and loving daughter Kimberly Jensen, grandchildren Drake, Rayvn and Sophia, Brother Roy Auger (Peggy) and, sister's Wendy Sullivan (Paul) and Debbie Charpentier (Mark) and many nieces, nephews and many friends. A service will be held Saturday, April 16, at the Church of Acts located at 862 White Bear Avenue, St. Paul, MN, 55106 from 11 am - 12 luncheon to follow. (Published in Pioneer Press on Apr. 13, 2016)

Leckwold, Roger Gene
June 8, 1947 - April 4, 2016
Age 66 of Hopkins.

Wu, William C.
March 22, 1924 - April 4, 2016
Age 92 of Roseville.

Diaz, Rafael John
October 18, 1982 - April 4, 2016
Age 33 of Coon Rapids.

Pinske, Jerome "Big Jerr the Dancing Bear" Wayne
June 3, 1952 - April 3, 2016
Age 63 of Shoreview, passed away after a long battle with his health, he died peacefully while asleep at the age of 63. He studied at Irondale High School then served in Vietnam in the Navy. Employed at BNSF railroad. His passion was riding his Harley with his friends. He is survived by his sister Karen, David Holmdahl & their family, stepson Mauricio Salzberg & Bianca. BURIAL 04/29/16 at Ft. Snelling Nat. Cemetery at 11:45 AM, Assembly Area #4, 7601 34th Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN, Following at 3:00 PM at VFW 8100 Pleasant View Dr.. Spring Lake Park 55432. 651 261 7783 Mauricio & David 612-669-3133. (Published in the Star Tribune on April 16, 2016)

Mack, David Stanley
March 14, 1947 - April 3, 2016
Age 69 of St. Paul.

Johnson, Spencer Perry
July 7, 1981 - April 3, 2016
Spencer accepted God's grace on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at the age of 34 following a courageous battle with pain pill and heroin addiction. He loved life and was compassionate and caring especially with those suffering from the disease of alcohol and drug addiction. He adored nature and spent hours hunting for agates and giant puffballs with his son, and watching the stars and northern lights at night. He is survived by his parents, Ann Perry and Dean Johnson; sister, Shelley Johnson; beloved son, Ayden; former partner and Ayden's mother Jamie Weckwerth; grandmother, Nancy Perry and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Spencer was a 2000 Wayzata High School graduate and attended the University of Minnesota. He played numerous sports throughout his life and followed the Vikings, Twins, Gophers and the Wild. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, April 16 at 10:00 am at Wayzata Community Church, 125 Wayzata Blvd East, Wayzata, MN. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to New Heights Sober Living or other recovery service of your choice. (Published in the Star Tribune on April 9, 2016)

Goltz, Ronald Orville
April 30, 1933 - April 3, 2016
Age 82 of Plymouth,\ born April 30, 1933, in Seattle Washington to John and Mabel (Olson) Strelic. Later Mabel remarried Walter Goltz and resided in Minnesota.  At the age of 10, Ron’s mother passed away. He lived with his aunt and uncle for a short time and was primarily raised by his stepfather. After he completed the 8th grade, his stepfather began teaching him the trade of construction and Ron maintained this as his lifelong career role. From 1956-1958, Ron served in the Navy, then continued his construction business in Minnesota where he met Helen Mickelson, who was a widow raising 2 young children. They were married on November 5, 1960 and remained married 53 years until Helen passed away March 24, 2014. Ron and Helen worked together in both her wedding flower business and Ron’s construction business for many years. In October 2014, Ron met Leah Oblak and they married shortly after on November 19, 2014. Though they were together a short time, Ron and Leah spent the first year together in Minnesota enjoying gardening and getting to know each other. Ron and Leah were blessed with spending 3 wonderful months in Yuma Arizona this past winter. Ron frequently referred to this time as their honeymoon. Ron and Leah returned to Minnesota Sunday March 27th and within a couple days he began to experience weakness and flu like symptoms, Ron passed away Sunday April 3, 2016. Ron loved nature, hunting, traveling and spending time with loved ones and friends. He is survived by his wife Leah; Stepdaughters, Dortha (Bob) Heun & Melva (john) Dunn; grandchildren & great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and loved ones. He is preceded in death by his first wife Helen, parents Walter and Mabel Goltz. Memorial service Sunday, April 10 at 1:30 P.M. at United Methodist Church, 1596 - 11th Ave., Newport, MN. Private interment at East Yellow Medicine Lutheran Cemetery in Hanley Falls, MN.

Dodgen, Gale Jean
April 16, 1955 - April 3, 2016
Age 60 of Apple Valley. No services planned.

Brinkhaus, Stanley Peter
November 14, 1944 - April 3, 2016
Age 71, died peacefully at his rural Shakopee home on Sunday, April 3. Born in Chaska, MN on November 14, 1944, he was the son of Clarence Brinkhaus, who owned the local Red Owl Store, and Caroline Haerden Brinkhaus, a homemaker. The fourth of six children, Stan often pointed out homes where he delivered groceries as a kid and loved that the Chaska Historical Society is housed in his grandfather's old livery stable. Stan and Patricia Ries married on February 4, 1967 and Stan moved "across the river" to Shakopee. Years later he developed land and built his long-time home in Louisville Township. After a brief stint at Mankato State University and in the active Army Reserves, he worked on the Ford assembly line in St. Paul, graduated from the University of Minnesota, and was a pioneer in the mobile/cell phone industry. Later, he and business partner Dale Dahlke helped Shakopee grow to the south and west. More recently, he traded options, working closely with Dale. Patty died in 2000 and Stan and Margaret Nelson married at the Marystown Church in 2007. He struggled with COPD for many years and was inspiring in his determination to live. He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia, and his parents Clarence and Caroline. He is survived by his wife, Margaret; his children, Jeff (Michele), Jill Brinkhaus, and Jackie Shirvinski; and three grandsons, Jack, Riley and Alex. He is also survived by five siblings (Don, Jack, Mary and Tom Brinkhaus, and Carol Fahey) and a large extended family. Friends and family are invited to a gathering in honor of Stan on Saturday, April 9, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the Stonebrooke Golf Club, at 2693 County Road 79, Shakopee 55379. In keeping with his wishes, it will be a casual chance to visit, with no program/service. Burial will be private. (Published in the Star Tribune on April 6, 2016)

Drechsel, Robert Ramon
November 30, 1927 - April 2, 2016
Age 88 of St. Pauldied at home surrounded by family on April 2, 2016. Former teacher at St. Paul Academy. Survived by wife, Betty; daughters, Linda (Fred) Baisch, and Kath (Dave) Vichich; son, John (Kim); grandchildren, Katie, Will, Jeannette (Abe), Joseph (Krista), Anna, Sarah, Heidi and Daniel. A Memorial Service will be held 2 pm Saturday, April 23, in the Driscoll Commons Room at St. Paul Academy, 1712 Randolph Ave (enter at the corner of Randolph Ave. and Wheeler St. S.). Visitation one hour prior at 1 pm. Memorials preferred to Salvation Army, or donor's choice. (Published in Pioneer Press on April 17, 2016)

Schuck, Edward Arthur
July 30, 1940 - April 2, 2016
Age 75 of Wayzata and Santa Barbara, CA, passed away April 2, 2016. From his time as Rooter King, 1960-61, at the University of Minnesota, to the week of his death, Ed was a cheerleader to his family, (wife, Judy & daughters, Stephanie and Suzanne) and friends. A successful entrepreneur and co-founder of several small companies, Ed especially loved mentoring young people who wanted to start their own businesses. An eternal optimist, his fundraising mantra was "'No' means 'maybe', and 'maybe' means 'yes'!" Diagnosed in his 50's with Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency, Ed received the precious gift of a lung transplant at age 63 and was one of the longest living lung recipients at the U of M. He always endeavored to "give back" and served as chairman of the Alpha-1 Foundation and leading member of the advisory board for the Center for Lung Science and Health at the University. Ed graduated from Roosevelt High School and the University of Minnesota with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He worked first at Rosemount Engineering and later at Medtronic until 1977 when he received a Bush Fellowship and earned a Sloan Executive Management Certificate at Stanford University. There he began his love affair with California and he and his family relocated to Santa Barbara for four years after Ed was hired by Browne Corporation. A pioneer in the sleep medicine industry, Ed co-founded EdenTec, which manufactured one of the earliest home monitors for sleep breathing disorders, particularly sleep apnea. Throughout the rest of his career, Ed continued to advocate for more patient-friendly medical devices and up to the time of his death, was an active member of the board of Inspire Medical Systems, another company dedicated to providing better therapies for sleep apnea. Outside work, Ed devoted time to many civic activities, chairing the Eden Prairie Planning Commission for many years and working on political campaigns and other projects for the DFL in Eden Prairie and Wayzata. Ed never met a river he didn't like and fly-fished in most of them. A world traveler with Judy, Ed was also a collector of antique boats in need of restoration, fly fishing rods, duck decoys and fishing flies. (As time went by and garages filled up, Judy was relieved that the items catching Ed's eyes got a little smaller.) Ed was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Evis Schuck and, in addition to Judy, he is survived by his daughters Stephanie (Kurt) Glaser and Suzanne Schuck Miller; grandchildren Hayden and Claire Miller and Eddie and Kasey Glaser; and brother Dave (Mary) Schuck. The celebration of Ed's life on Saturday, April 16 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Luke Presbyterian Church, 3121 Grove-land School Road, Wayzata, will be preceded by visitation at the church from 9:00 to 10:00. Memorials are preferred to St. Luke, The Center for Lung Science and Health at the University, and the Alpha-1 Foundation. Ed was one of a kind. He will be dearly missed. (Published in the Star Tribune on April 9, 2016)

Buzay, Paul
January 28, 1947 - April 2, 2016
Age 69 of Lino Lakes.

Bauer, Guenther Wilhelm
January 28, 1932 - April 2, 2016
Age 84 of St. Louis Park.

Ristau, Jean Ellen (nee Thomas)
January 1, 1937 - April 1, 2016
Age 79 of Arden Hills.

Burnham, Thomas "Tommy" Michael
December 4, 1954 - April 1, 2016
Age 61 of St. Paul Park. Tommy died quietly in Hospice care on April 1, 2016 after a brief illness. He was born in Duluth, MN but grew up in, and spent his life in Cottage Grove and St. Paul Park. He began working for NSP after graduating from high school and ultimately retired from working in the recycling industry. Through the years he developed many close friendships, many that lasted from his childhood years. He was a fixture at the local "watering hole" in St. Paul Park and will be remembered as a fellow who loved barbecues on his deck with his good friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Juanita Burnham. He is survived by his brother Harry G. Burnham, sister Ellen S. Manthe and nephew Zachary C. Simons. A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, April 9th at 1:00 p.m. at Park Place Sports Bar in St. Paul Park. (Published in Pioneer Press on April 4, 2016)

Halvorson, Carol Ann (nee Shurb)
August 30, 1936 - April 1, 2016
Age 79 of Minneapolis.

Bubacz, Rickard Jon
February 19, 1949 - March 31, 2016
Age 67 of Edina.

Moreland, Richard Maurice
July 22, 1944 - March 31, 2016
Age 71 of North St. Paul.

Russell, Ronald Adolphus
November 26, 1951 - March 30, 2016
Age 64 of Minneapolis.

Johnson, Keith Ronald
April 15, 1959 - March 29, 2016
Age 56 of Eagan.

Mason, Michael Lloyd
May 24, 1947 - March 29, 2016
Age 68 of St. Peter.

O'Keefe, Frances Bernice (nee Schrader)
April 4, 1923 - March 29, 2016
Age 92 of East Side of St. Paul Beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great-grandmother Passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Tuesday, March 29, 2016. Frances is preceded in death by Daniel, her husband of 72 years, daughter Jean (Marty), grandsons Nathan and Jeffrey Marty, and her sister Gerry Peters. Fran is survived by children; Mary (Doug) Holmgren, Dennis (Barb) O'Keefe, Judie (Bill) Lester, Patty (Keith) Sauer, Dan (Ellen) O'Keefe, Teresa (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 38 great-grandchildren. Fran lived a full active life and was loved for her patience, calm demeanor, and dedication to her family and friends. Fran will be greatly missed. The family wishes to thank the Ramsey County Care Center and HealthEast Hospice. A Celebration of Fran's Life will be held on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 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 or HealthEast.org/foundation (please designate Hospice). (Published in Pioneer Press on April 3, 2016)

Boisvert, Wade Chester
January 10, 1954 - March 28, 2016
Age 62 of Minneapolis. Began his journey to the spirit world on March 28, 2016, after a brave battle with cancer. He follows his relatives: Sam, Marjorie & Allison Boisvert. He leaves behind beloved son, Luc Boisvert, adoring sisters Jeri Boisvert (Greg Peterson) & Annette Coombs (Rob); cherished nieces and nephews: Meghan Hill (Dan) & Rochelle Rice (Eric), Jennifer Swenson (Peter), Patrick & Ian McMonigal, Michael Peterson & Karl Coombs & greats Adriana, Jena, Joseph & McKenna. He was hard-working, kind and funny. He loved to fish, be in the woods and by the "Big Lake." Wade struggled with difficult challenges in this life but he maintained such a sweet innocence, ever loving and grateful. We will miss his constant reminders that he loved us "so, so much." We will love him "so, so much" forever. Wade didn't want a funeral. The family plans to have a loving get-together by the Big Lake. (Published in the Star Tribune on April 2, 2016)

Sullivan, Robert Allen
January 10, 1954 - March 28, 2016
Age 57 of St. Paul.

Madonna, Martin Anthony
January 31, 1968 - March 27, 2016
Age 48 of Burnsville.

Martin, April Marie
April 21, 1955 - March 27, 2016
Age 60 of Minneapolis.

Johnson, Dennis Allin
March 7, 1947 - March 27, 2016
Age 69 of Savage, passed away peacefully at his home on March 27, 2016. Preceded in death by parents Ray and Lois, infant son Darrin, brother Michael, sister Cindy. Survived by children Dennis (Tiffany), Jason, Kelly (Rico) Towns, and Danielle. Grandchildren Merissa, Tristan, Troy, Devon, Taylor and Sydney. Brothers Lonnie (Sylvia), Stanley (Diane), Leonard (Cheron), Raymond (Diane), Robin and Mark (Debbie). Denny joined the Army in 1969, serving in the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam receiving the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and many commendations. Upon returning from Viet Nam Denny was employed by Ritchie Engineering Company for 47 years. Private interment at Ft. Snelling Cemetery after which there will be a Celebration of Life April 8, 2016 from 2pm to 6pm at the Apple Valley American Legion Post 1776, 14521 Granada Drive, Apple Valley, MN 55124. (Published in the Star Tribune on April 2, 2016)

Paulson, Vivian Mae (nee Nelson)
December 14, 1924 - March 27, 2016
Age 91 of Princeton, died peacefully March 27 at Elim Care Nursing Home in Princeton, Minn., with her two daughters, Barbara and Beverly, plus her granddaughter, Jody, by her side. 
Vivian had been diagnosed with ovarian cancer almost a year ago and chose not to have any treatment — to enjoy her quality of life during her remaining days. She was born Dec. 14, 1924, in Rosholt, S.D., to Selma (Enerson) and Henry Nelson. In 1936 the Nelson family moved to Hayfield, Minn., where she met her high school sweetheart Arlie Paulson. They were married April 4, 1943, and lived in Hayfield on the farm to raise their nine children, who all were baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church and graduated at Hayfield High School. She was a loving, quiet, creative, caring and stylish mom! Vivian was a stay-at-home mom until 1966, when she became the church secretary at Trinity Lutheran in Hayfield, as well as at Grace Lutheran in Lake Benton, where she resided for 20 years before moving to Princeton for the past four years. Many classmates have fond memories of our parents inviting them out to the farm after basketball and football games to dance and mingle. Our parents were our "dancing stars"! Vivian was an avid Twins fan, a collector of decorative birds and flowers, and a gardener with a green thumb. Vivian is survived by her two sons: Neal and Noel (Penny), Princeton, Minn.; five daughters: Naomi Kline, Jacksonville, Fla., Barbara (Jim) Bolitho, Hayward, Wis., Beverly (Jerry) Krog, Lake Benton, Minn., Debra Dupree, San Diego, Calif., and Denise (Juan) Valles, Chicago; 17 grandchildren: Dana, Pam, Barbara Jean, Jody, Christopher, Danielle, Justin, Michael, Jon, Katie, Korrinn, Erin, Brett, Meghan, Jason, Weston and Mitchel; 22 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Arlie; two sons: Bradley and Darryl; her parents, Henry and Selma Nelson; three brothers: Wally, Harvey, Truman; and three sisters: Norma, Ardel and Avis. Our beautiful mom will be deeply missed. Cards can be mailed to Beverly (Paulson) Krog, 2029 180th Ave., Lake Benton, MN 56149. Memorials can be made in Vivian's name to Fairview Hospice or Ovarian Cancer Research. A celebration of Vivian's life is planned at Trinity Lutheran Church, Hayfield, Minn., on Sunday, July 24, at 1:30 p.m., with Pastor Paul Hauschild officiating. (Published in The Post-Bulletin on Apr. 2, 2016)

McCrea, Marianna Louise (nee Klatt)
August 14, 1940 - March 26, 2016
Age 75 of Plymouth.

Mann, David Conlon
February 25, 1960 - March 26, 2016
Age 56 of St. Michael. Passed away on March 26, 2016. Surrounded by his loving family, wife Jani, son Charlie, daughter Casey (Jason) and Walter. David was loved by his family, Julie & Jim Hammon, Jodi & Gerald Honore, Jan & Jim Eulberg; brothers Ralph, Steve (Cheryl); sisters Sharon, Lorinda (Gary), Julie, Mary Anne (Mel). He loved his nieces & nephews, Kim, Tammy, Jessica, Rachel, Ryan, Amanda, Mallory, Mark, Morgan, Dionne, Jason, Tammy Jo, Heather and Heidi, 18 great nieces & nephews and many friends. Celebration of life Thurs, March 31st, 5-8 pm at Fox Hollow Golf Course, St. Michael. (Published in the Star Tribune on Mar. 29, 2016)

Newlin, Kathleen Marie (nee Peterson)
September 4, 1944 - March 26, 2016
Age 71 of Stillwater.

Bikkie, Steven Thomas
June 10, 1953 - March 26, 2016
Age 62 of St. Paul. Preceded in death by son Steven, nephew Mathew Hines and grandparents. Survived by wife, Sue; sons, Andy, Justin (Brittany) and Scott; daughter, Melissa Ryan; grandchildren, Zachary and Tanner; parents, Don and Jane Bikkie; sisters, Ruth, Sue (Joe) and Karen; brother, Andy; nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends. Memorial Service Saturday, April 2, 2PM with gathering beginning at 12:30PM at BRADSHAW CELEBRATION OF LIFE CENTER, 4600 Greenhaven Drive at Hwy 96 (one mile west of 35E), White Bear. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to Disabled Veterans Rest Camp. 651-407-8300 (Published in Pioneer Press on Mar. 30, 2016)

Hannah, Julie Diane (nee Glenn)
November 10, 1958 - March 25, 2016
Age 57 of Apple Valley. Julie Left this earth on March 25, 2016, leaving us with memories of her sunny disposition and warm, ready smile. Julie was born in Westminster, CO on November 10, 1958, daughter of John and Dorothy Glenn. She left Colorado in 1991 to start a family, a journey that took her to Minnesota, South Dakota and Iowa. Julie lives on in her beautiful children, and with her family and all the friends that she touched and cared about. She is survived by her husband Jeff, children Katie and Sean, mother Dorothy, father John, sister Kathy (Craig) Carney, brother Mike Glenn, and close friend Chip Bradley. She will join her grandparents Delmar and Mary Lewis and aunt Margie Arvin in resting, in Wakefield, Kansas. Be in peace, Julie -- we love you. (Published in the Star Tribune on Mar. 30, 2016)

Thunstrom, Thomas Noble
October 25, 1952 - March 24, 2016
Age 63 of St. Paul Passed away peacefully on March 24, 2016. Preceded in death by father, Wallace. Survived by life partner, Cynthia; son, Benjamin; daughter, Laura; grandchildren, Eros and Ivy; mother, Ethelyn; sisters, Donna and Linda; and many other relatives and friends. Thomas requested that no services be held. Special thanks to Health Partners Hospice and his primary Doctor, Dr. Jason Como for their care and support. (Published in Pioneer Press on Mar. 27, 2016)

Clark, Robert Alan
June 13, 1949 - March 23, 2016
Age 66 of Eagan.

Ott, Deryle Leon
November 4, 1942 - March 23, 2016
Age 73 of Woodbury, MN, passed away peacefully at home with family on March 23, 2016. He is now joined with his wife, Kathleen; his parents, and brothers (Ronald & Verlan). He is survived by daughter, Kristie (Jay Brynteson) Ott; son, Jason (Heidi) Ott; grandchildren, Cheyenne, Morgan, & Mckenna; great-granddaughter, Jaycee; and many nieces, nephews, relatives & friends. He will be remembered as a loving father, grandfather & loyal friend. A private family gathering will be held in his loving memory. (Published in the Star Tribune on Mar. 26, 2016)

Benke, Alvina A. (nee Grembowski)
August 17, 1924 - March 23, 2016
Age 91, died peacefully on Wednesday, March 23 at St. Therese of Oxbow Lake in Brooklyn Park, MN. She was born August 17, 1924 in Argyle, Minnesota, the daughter of John and Emily Grembowski. Alvina and her husband of 59 years, Harry, lived and farmed in the rural Stephen area until 1986. In addition to farming, Alvina also worked outside the home as a waitress and as a seamstress with Artic Cat Industries. The last several years of their time in northwestern Minnesota included summers spent at their lakeside retreat located in Lake Bronson State Park.  Many fond memories were created at “THE LAKE” for all who visited. After leaving the farm, they moved to the Minneapolis area and spent most of their remaining years living at the Waterford in Brooklyn Park. Alvina’s husband, Harry, and their son, Richard, both died in March of 2002. After Harry died, Alvina spent eight years volunteering at the North Memorial hospital. Alvina was a very kind, generous, and loving person, a woman of deep Catholic faith, who put her family first. She loved to play bingo and cards with family and friends, and she enjoyed an occasional trip to the casinos. Cooking and baking were a big part of her life, as were family gatherings. Alvina loved to feed people and it was impossible to stop by without eating something delicious and being given something to take home with you as well! Her quick wit, excellent memory, unending energy, her love for traveling to family and relatives or having them come to her and her pride in being fashionable along with having her hair and nails done, are “Alvina.” She will be missed very much. Alvina is survived by:  Sons, Donald (Pauline) of Minnetonka, David (Mary) of St. Paul, Darrell of Dallas, TX, and Daughter, Darlene, of Phoenix, AZ. Two foster children, Joe and Agnes; Seven grandchildren: Blake, Derek, Scott, Michelle, Corey, Nicholas and Nathan; five great-grandsons: Max, Alex, Reese, Sullivan, and Mason; a great-granddaughter scheduled to arrive in May. A special BFF, Bessie Hawrysch; a Godchild, Brian Sjodin, who was always there for her; and many nieces and nephews, cousins, relatives and friends. Alvina is preceded in death by her siblings, Edward Grembowski, Ralph Grembowski, and Isabelle Sten. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church, 7301 Bass Lake Road, Crystal, MN. The visitation will begin at 10:00 am at the church, one hour prior to Mass.  Burial will take place on Friday, April 1, 2016 at 9:00 am in the Assumption Catholic Church Cemetery, Florian, MN. Memorial donations may be made to North Memorial Hospice Foundation, 3300 Oakdale Avenue North, Robbinsdale, MN 55442. Arrangements handled by St. Croix Professional Services.

Bellin, Donald Erwin
December 6, 1947- March 22, 2016
Age 68 of Brooklyn Park, passed away at home from kidney cancer March 22, 2016. Born December 6, 1947 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Worked in ad sales at the Star Tribune for nearly 40 years. He loved to golf, relax on the deck, and tend his vegetable garden. A great husband, father, and grandfather. He could always be counted on to fix whatever was broken. Preceded in death by his parents, Gilbert and Irmgard. Survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Linda; daughter, Melena; sons, Brandon (Meagan), Brett, and Blake; grandsons, Jack, Aiden, and Max; brother, Charles; and sister, Carol (Gary) Hjellming. A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, April 3, 12:30 - 3:30 PM in the Oakwood Room of the visitor center at Clifton E. French Regional Park, 12605 Rockford Rd., Plymouth. In lieu of flowers, the family will accept donations in support of kidney cancer research through the 'University of Minnesota Foundation.' Tax deductible donations can be made through the UMF website. Select kidney cancer research fund and indicate the donation is in memory of Don Bellin, in order to designate funds to Don's research team. (Published in the Star Tribune on Mar. 26, 2016)

Greising, Tim Allen
July 24, 1959- March 22, 2016
Age 56 of Forest Lake, died Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born July 24, 1959 to Richard and Joan (Sorenson) Greising in St. Paul. Tim will be missed by those who knew and loved him. At Tim's request, a memorial service will not be held. (Published in Pioneer Press on Mar. 27, 2016)

Keith, Lori Lee (nee Wilcox)
June 23, 1962 - March 22, 2016
Age 53 of Minneapolis.

Castaneda, Elizabeth Herminia
January 6, 1989 - March 22, 2016
Age 27 of Minneapolis.

Baier, Jerris "Jake" Dean
July 8, 1946 - March 21, 2016
Age 69 of White Bear Lake. Passed peacefully with his daughter at his side. Survived by "favorite" daughter Hope (Ian), "beloved ex-wife" Julie, 3 grandsons, brother Eldred (Liz), many family & friends. Jake will be deeply missed and especially remembered for his quick wit, sense of humor and generous heart. Services to be held Friday April 8th at Eaglebrook Church White Bear 11am visitation, 12pm service. Luncheon to follow at the Hugo Legion. (Published in Pioneer Press on Mar. 27, 2016)

Johnson, Duane Richard
June 23, 1933 - March 21, 2016
Age 82 of Crosslake, MN. Preceded in death by parents and wife, Joanne. Survived by sons Greg (Susie), Jeff (Lori), and daughter Laurie (Tom); grandkids, Grant, Elizabeth, Margaret, Ben, and Victoria Johnson; Mark, Katie, and Mike Danley; Tara and Trent Johnson; great-granddaughter Mya Johnson; brother, Bob; sister, Jean; many other relatives and friends. Private interment Ft. Snelling. Celebration of Red's life Friday, April 22nd from 2-4 pm at Jax Cafe, 1928 University Ave. NE, Mpls Memorials preferred to the donor's favorite charity. (Published in the Star Tribune on Mar. 26, 2016)

Jensen, Kurtis Lee
May 28, 1965 - March 21, 2016
Age 50 of Fridley, passed away Monday, March 21, 2016. Preceded in death by parents, David and Phyllis. Survived by the love of his life, Darlene Brinda; sister, Kayla (Bruce) Carlson; nephews, Jack and Tate; beloved extended family and many lifelong friends. Memorial Service 3:30 pm, April 1, at Nativity Lutheran Church, 3312 Silver Lake Rd., St. Anthony. Visitation half hour prior at 3:00 pm. (Published in the Star Tribune on Mar. 26, 2016)

Shoemaker, Donald LaVern
March 2, 1952 - March 20, 2016
Age 64 of St. Paul.

Morgan, Heidi Luise
August 10, 1922 - March 20, 2016
Age 93 of Lake Elmo. Loving mother and Omi, passed away peacefully on Sunday March 20, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents Herbert and Hedwig Huttich, Aunt Clara and her Omi Anna. She is survived by her children David, Charlotte and Spencer Morgan, son-in-law Mark Fritsch, and grandchildren Max Fritsch, Justin and Matthew Morgan. Memorial service at 11AM Thursday, March 31 at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 2499 Helen St. N., North St. Paul. Visitation at the church one hour prior to service. (Published in Pioneer Press on Mar. 27, 2016)

Eklund, Vernon Devon
March 13, 1931 - March 19, 2016
Age 85 of Blaine. Preceded in death by son, Jeffrey. Survived by wife, Shirley; son, Devon (Jo Anne); daughter, Kim (Vern) Schmidt; grandchildren, Jackie, Jacob (Maria), Jesse, Joe, Scott (Toni) Schmidt, and Lori (Spencer) Knisely; great-grandchildren, Weston, Sophie, Mason, and Cole; brother, Donald; many other relatives and friends. Celebration of Life on April 2, 2016 at 11AM with vistation one hour prior with luncheon to follow at Christ Lutheran Church, 641 - 89th Ave. NE, Blaine, MN.

Engelbrecht, Georgette Gay (nee Skaff)
August 26, 1937 - March 19, 2016
Age 78 of South St. Paul. 1955 Graduate Humboldt High School Longtime Resident of South St. Paul Survived by husband, Donald; son, Steven; daughter, Suzanne; sister, Lamese McDowell; grandchildren, Amanda Engelbrecht, Jodi (Caleb) Schumacher, Luke and Sydney Sheldon; great-granddaughters Natalie and Kylie. Memorial Service at a later date. Memorials preferred to Our Lady of Peace Hospice Care, 2076 St. Anthony Blvd, St. Paul, MN. (Published in Pioneer Press on Mar. 22, 2016)

McQuillan, Robert James
March 14, 1989 - March 18, 2016
Age 27 of St. Paul. Born March 14th, 1989, has gained his wings March 18th, 2016. His big smile and loud laugh will be missed by many. He leaves behind parents Robert and Pauline McQuillan, Sisters Angelia (Leonard); Ashley (Kenyon); Nieces Alexa and Melina. There will be a gathering March 24th 2-6 at Eastwood Village Community Room 6181 Upper 35th St. N, Oakdale, MN 55128. (Published in Pioneer Press on Mar. 23, 2016)

Kopp, Kenneth Joseph
August 3, 1953 - March 18, 2016
Age 62. Longtime Minnetonka resident, passed away March 18, 2016. US Marine Corps veteran. Survived by mother, brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. Burial 11:45 am Friday, May 20th at Fort Snelling. Park in Assembly Lane #3 no earlier than 15 min prior to service. Luncheon 1-3 pm at VFW, 6715 Lake Shore Dr. So., Richfield, MN. We will miss you Ken. (Published in the Star Tribune on May 14, 2016)

Stoohs, Karen Irene
April 7, 1938 - March 18, 2016
Age 77 of Newport, MN.

Hanson, Joyce Edith
September 16, 1938 - March 18, 2016
Age 77 of Pine City.

Joki Jr., Arvo Aatos
January 1, 1941 - March 18, 2016
Age 75 of St. Louis Park.

Frank-Sawari, Myrna (nee Taylor)
February 16, 1956 - March 17, 2016
Age 60 of Minneapolis.

Seeman Jr., Raymond Edward
July 2, 1938 - March 17, 2016
Age 77 of Oakdale. Preceded in death by son Jonnie, father Raymond Sr., mother Viola, sister Marlys and brother Joey. Survived by wife Madeline of 58 years, one daughter Carla, one son Edward, 4 grandchildren and 4 great-grand-children, brother Richard, sisters Betty, Jeanne and Sharyn. Graveside service at Fort Snelling Cemetery on Aril 1st at 11:30am. (Published in Pioneer Press on Mar. 23, 2016)

Ose, Glenn Orville
May 10, 1928 - March 16, 2016
Age 87 of Coon Rapids, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at his home on March 16, 2016. Preceded in death by daughter, Stephanie; parents, Ole and Gunhild; two brothers and two sisters. Survived by his wife of 61 years, Patricia; daughters Glenndy, Susy (Paul) Courneya, Naomi (Jim) Lanctot; four grandsons; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, two sisters, and a host of nieces and nephews. Glenn was a loved and loving family man, a faithful servant of his Lord, and a proud veteran of the US Army. Memorial Service will be at 2:00 on March 30 at North Heights Lutheran Church, 2701 N. Rice St., Roseville, MN. Visitation 1 hour prior at 1:00. (Published in Pioneer Press on Mar. 27, 2016)

Hessian, Thomas Phillip
October 8, 1937 - March 16, 2016
Age 78 of Lakeville, loving husband, father, and grandpa "Pa", passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, March 16, 2016. Funeral services are Tues., March 22, 2016, at Church of the Risen Savior in Burnsville, Mn. Visitation 9:30 to 11, 11 am mass followed by luncheon. Private interment to follow at later date at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. He was born in 1937 in Belle Plaine, MN. He graduated high school from Belle Plaine in 1957. Tom served in the Army for 15 months in Korea. He returned home to marry his sweetheart Bunny Edberg. He is survived by his wife, Bunny, 3 children, Jim (Elizabeth), Mark (Delite), Julie (Chad) Eischens; 5 grandchildren, Kelli (and family), Katelyn, Kevin, Jamie, and Tally; siblings JoAnn, Sheila, Mike and Marguerite & families. Preceded in death by parents, Emmett & Oleta, brothers, Msgr. Pat, Robert, and brother-in-law, Pete Kaczynski. Tom was the founder of Tom Hessian Plumbing in Apple Valley. He was loved by many for his quick Irish wit. (Published in the Star Tribune on March 19, 2016)

Comeaux, David Bruce
August 8, 1956 - March 16, 2016
Age 59 of Brainerd.

Keist, Eileen Margaret
July 16, 1920 - March 16, 2016
Age 96 of Austin.

Pohl, Janet Alice (nee Schmidt)
January 1, 1934 - March 15, 2016
Age 82 of Sauk Rapids, went to be with her Maker on 3/15/16. She was an imaginative children's story writer who unconditionally loved her family. She knew what life was about and touched all who met her. She will be greatly missed. Survived by sons, Dan (Angie) and Nick (Missy) and daughters, Renee Head (Charlie) and Michelle LaDow (Darrell); 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She is now in Heaven with her son, Alan, and husband of 52 years, Tom. Memorial service will be held Tues., March 22 at Good Shepherd Community Chapel, 325 11th St. N., Sauk Rapids, visitation with family 9 AM, Service 10 AM. (Published in the Star Tribune on March 19, 2016)

Grummons, Keith Leroy
April 15, 1952 - March 15, 2016
Age 63 of Little Canada.

Axling, Carol Joanne
May 7, 1939 - March 14, 2016
Age 76 of Little Canada.

Ewert, Richard Michael
February 26, 1947 - March 13, 2016
Age 69 of Bloomington. Inurnment at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery.

Severin, Hayden Donaldson
September 22, 1941 - March 13, 2016
Age 74 of Maple Grove.

Rockwood, Harvey Thomas
August 27, 1952 - March 13, 2016
Age 63 of Little Canada. Consummate Journalist, Husband and Father Died Sunday, March 13, 2016, due to complications from Parkinson's Disease with Lewy Body Dementia. The Little Canada resident spent more than three decades working as a reporter and editor at newspapers in Redwood Falls, MN, Wausau, WI, and several Minneapolis suburbs, including Excelsior, Roseville, Robbinsdale, New Hope and Bloomington. From 1995 to 2009, he was editor of the Bloomington Sun Current. A passionate storyteller and skilled reporter, Rockwood was a mentor to generations of journalists who frequently looked to him for advice about how to approach a story, work with a difficult source or craft a compelling lead. Often remembered for his crime reporting, Rockwood spent countless hours each week conversing with law enforcement sources at the police station, scouring incident reports and tracking down criminal complaints and other court documents. Wherever he went, Rockwood was equipped with a camera, police scanner and a cooler of Diet Coke. While often lauded for crime coverage and hard­hitting news, Rockwood had a knack for feature articles that illustrated the human experience through well crafted stories ­ such as notable pieces about the aftermath of September 11, 2001, a family's struggle awaiting a heart transplant for their young daughter, and poverty in suburbs. Rockwood's work on a series about poverty earned two 2008 Suburban Newspapers of America 2007 Editorial Contest awards for investigative reporting and community service. Under his leadership, the Bloomington Sun Current also earned a runner-up award as the Inland Press Foundation's 2005 Nation's Best Non­Daily Newspaper (more than 10,000 circulation). Additionally, Rockwood was active in the Minnesota Newspaper Association, serving on its Legislative Committee for many years. Rockwood was born August 27, 1952, in Fergus Falls, MN. He graduated from Fergus Falls High School in 1970, and attended Minnesota State University, Mankato (formerly Mankato State). There he was active in progressive causes and the anti-war movement and was editor-in­chief of the Medicine Jug, an alternative news publication. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communications in 1975. Harvey was preceded in death by his parents, Philo and Carol Rockwood and his brother, John. He is survived by his wife Marcia of 33 years; daughter, Rachel (Joshua) Ferrence; son, Andrew; step grandchildren, Xander and Cheyenne Ferrence; sisters, Mary Diaz, Susan (Gary) Veazie, Patty (George) Rockwood, Carrie (Steve) Souders; sisters-in-law, Karen (John) Schwankl, Karla (Mike) Dewey, Mary Aughinbaugh; brothers-in-law, Natalio Diaz, Paul (Nancy) Aughinbaugh; many nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends. Harvey enjoyed travel, history, reading, fishing, gardening, and spending time at the lakes, especially in Ottertail County, MN. A celebration of life for Harvey is scheduled at 11AM on Saturday, March 19 at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, 2300 Hamline Ave. N, Roseville, MN 55113. (Published in Pioneer Press on Mar. 17, 2016)

Lowe Jr., Robert "Rob"
March 26, 1936 - March 13, 2016
Age 79 of Eden Prairie. Korean War Veteran and Purple Heart Recipient passed away peacefully at home following an 8 year fight with Parkinson's Disease on March 13, 2016. Preceded in death by parents, Robert and Rosamary; and infant sister. Survived by wife, Kay; sisters-in-law, Lou Weiss; Mary (Tim) Wallin; Margaret (Doug) Johnson; brother-in-law, John (Nancy) Weber; nieces, nephews, and friends. Funeral Service at Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel, Intersection of Highways, 5, 55, and 62, St. Paul, MN, on Thursday, March 17 at 12 Noon with visitation one hour prior. Interment at Fort Snelling. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred. (Published in the Star Tribune on March 15, 2016)

Haire, Robert LaVerne
May 3, 1964 - March 12, 2016
Age 51 of Monticello.

Dugger, Ricky Lee
January 10, 1952 - March 12, 2016
Age 64 of Houlton, WI.

Nordenstrom, Craig Vernon
September 8, 1949 - March 12, 2016
Age 66 of Wyoming, MN. Will be deeply missed by his wife Karen, daughters, Jennifer (Tim), Angela (Ryan) and Sarah (Robert), 3 grandchildren, and siblings, Darlene, Kurt and Wayne. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, 03/19/16 at 2PM at the Coon Lake Beach Community Center, 182 Forest Road East Bethel, MN 55092. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the family. (Published in Pioneer Press from Mar. 16 to Mar. 18, 2016)

Peterson, Sandra "Uma" Jean
August 8, 1945 - March 11, 2016
Age 70 of Anoka, passed away 3/11. Preceded in death by father, Leslie; mother, Beulah; daughter, Lezlie; sister, Wendy Kuhlman. Survived by children, Rachel (Nathan) Pertile, Jason; grandchildren, Jordynn, Cameron, Kayleah, Gianna, Max; soulmate, John Clark; sister, Karen (Al) Smith; nieces, nephews; and many close friends who have been like family. Celebration of Life later this summer. (Published in the Star Tribune on March 12, 2016)

Lallas, George Thomas
April 2, 1936 - March 11, 2016
Age 79 of Faribault. Preceded in death by parents; two brothers; and one son. Survived by wife, Kathy; nine children: six sisters, many nieces and nephews. Service at 11:30 a.m. on Mon., March 28 at Mount Olivet Assembly of God, 14201 Cedar Ave, Apple Valley, MN 55124. Memorials preferred to the family. (Published in the Pioneer Press on March 20, 2016)

Schmidt, Gary Delbert
November 13, 1961 - March 11, 2016
Age 54 of Parkers Prairie, MN, prior resident of Lino Lakes, Minnesota entered heaven on March 11, 2016. Preceded in death by parents Lucille and David Schmidt. Beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle, great uncle, and friend. Survived by his children Anthony Schmidt, Marie Schmidt, Shawn Schmidt; and grandddaugther Brynn Schmidt; brothers and wives, Richard (Barbara), Gerald (Janice) and Jeffrey (Debbie) Schmidt; 12 nieces and nephews, 23 great nephews and nieces and one great, great nephew; many loving cousins and friends. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, March 19, 2016 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Urbank, Minnesota. Visitation will begin at 10:00 AM, service will begin at 11:00 AM with luncheon to follow. (Published in the Star Tribune & Pioneer Press on March 15, 2016)

Morehead, Virginia
June 25, 1950 - March 10, 2016
Age 65 of Plymouth.

Wollin, Richard Lloyd
March 20, 1958 - March 10, 2016
Age 57 of Coon Rapids.

Gillett, Garth Dennis
March 12, 1936 - March 10, 2016
Age 79, of East Bethel, died on March 10 of metastasized bladder cancer. Preceded in death by brother, Bruce. He is survived by his loving wife, Arlene; children, Rebecca (Phil), Charles (Amy); brothers, Mike, Gregg (Jamie); sister, Sandy; his dear grandchildren, Steve, August, & Emily; uncle Scotty; aunt Georgi; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, & friends. Garth retired 18 years ago from Determan Welding and Tank Service. He enjoyed his home and family, his garden, the lake cottage, traveling to CA to see uncle Scotty & his family, & working on his car collection. A celebration of his life will be held at his home, anytime after 2 pm on April 2. (Published in the Star Tribune on March 12, 2016)

Opheim, Mary Patricia (nee Thorne)
October 27, 1946 - March 10, 2016
Age 69 of New Brighton, passed away on March 10. Preceded in death by husband, Rodney; parents, Herbert and Patty Smith. Survived by sons, James (Melissa) Rouse, Dominic Rouse, Vincent; grandchildren, Ethan, Ainsley, Ben, and Patrick. Mary put others before herself and had a heart of gold. Memorial Service 11 am Thursday March 17 at the Kozlak-Radulovich Funeral Chapel, 1918 University Ave NE, Mpls. Visitation 1 hour prior at 10 am. (Published in the Star Tribune on March 12, 2016)

Sieden, Dona Lou (nee Conway)
September 2, 1928 - March 10, 2016
Age 87 of Roseville.

Bowler, William Morris
February 7, 1943 - March 9, 2016
Age 73 of Minneapolis, died from non Hodgkins lymphoma. Preceded in death: parents William/Anne Bowler, daughter Suzanne Bowler, sisters Shirley Sundberg, Joan Barrette, father-in-law Reuben Haglund, brother-in-law Garry Haglund, Bill is remembered with love by his wife, Victoria, daughters Lisa (Dan) Whelan, Julie Bowler, and their mother, Linda Raze, grandchildren, Mandi (Chris) Wendt, Taylor Scheller, sister Janet (Dale) Briner, mother-in-law, Ardyce Haglund, sisters-in-law Loretta (Larry) Sondrall, Mary LoRusso, brother-in-law, Thomas (Lynn) Haglund, nieces/nephews: Linda (Randy) Ahern, John (Kim) Sundberg, William (Lois) Bennek, Robert (Lori) Bennek, Edward (Cheryl) Bennek, Susan (Ben) LoRusso, Matthew (Jennifer) LoRusso, Carl (Stephanie) LoRusso, Elizabeth Haglund, great nephews/nieces and many friends. Bill retired from the Edina Fire Dept. in 1993. He loved Lake of the Woods, Bayfield, and Ft Myers Beach. Bill was a very fun and kind person who took a special interest in everyone he met. Bill is now at peace and with his Lord. Service Sat, Apr 9th, 2:00 PM, Christ Church Lutheran, 3244 34th Ave S, Mpls,Visitation 1 hr before, reception 3:00 PM. Flowers or contributions to your charity are welcomed. (Published in the Star Tribune on March 19, 2016)

Wagner, Richard Anthony
March 14, 1945 - March 9, 2016
Age 70 of Excelsior.

Mayfield, Michael Robin
August 30, 1956 - March 9, 2016
Age 59 of St. Paul.

Boyden, Michael Ronald
May 6, 1966 - March 8, 2016
Age 49 of South St. Paul, MN passed away on March 8, 2016, as the result of a fatal asthma attack. Preceded in death by mother, Marilyn "Micki"; brother-in-law, Tim Skwira; and niece, Jessica Skwira. Mike will be deeply missed by his wife, Michelle; daughters, Tiffany and Haleigh; granddaughters, Hannah, Tori, Father Ronald Boyden; Sister Shelly Skwira; brothers Randy Boyden (Kayla) and Ron Boyden (Nichole). Mike enjoyed spending his week-ends at the cabin fishing and when asked where he caught the fish he would always respond, "In the lake". His secret fishing spot will forever remain a secret. He was a firm believer if people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be an absence of fishing poles. He was a devoted father, husband, brother and friend. Mike's final act of kindness was to give the gift of life through organ and tissue donation, giving the gift of life so others may live. Celebration of Life 11 am on Saturday March 19 at Woodbury Lutheran Church, 7380 Afton Rd., Woodbury, MN 55125. Visitation 1 hour prior at 10 am. Lunch will be provided. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the family. (Published in Pioneer Press on Mar. 13, 2016)

Gardner, Jean Marie (nee Fentress)
June 11, 1930 - March 8, 2016
Age 85 of Burnsville. Loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. Passed away peacefully on March 8, 2016.Preceded in death by parents, Roy and Marie Fentress. Survived by husband of 67 years, Gerald; children, Richard (Patsy), Bonnie (Dave) Johnson, Susan (Greg) Triplett, Jerry (LeAnne), Robert (Denise), Randy (Lori); 19 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sisters, Betty and Mary; and many other relatives and friends. Funeral service at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 13901 Fairview Dr., Burnsville, MN, on Thursday, March 17, at 11:30 AM with visitation one hour prior and luncheon to follow. (Published in the Star Tribune on March 12, 2016)

Safford, Irene Erna (nee Goerke)
December 5, 1914 - March 8, 2016
Age 101 of Minneapolis.

Johnson, Eric "Airaq" Jason Lee
August 19, 1970 - March 7, 2016
Age 45 of Minneapolis. Poet, founder of Hard Times Bike Club, trickster, wild one, rugged gentleman, renegade artist, lost boy, big hearted troublemaker, friend, son, lover, brother. Dearly loved and desperately missed. Irish wake, Sat. 3/12, 2644 29th Avenue South, 3 pm. We love you, baby. (Published in the Star Tribune on March 10, 2016)

Knutson, Judith Elaine (nee Krueger)
August 11, 1979 - March 7, 2016
Age 36 of Minneapolis, passed away on March 7, 2016, one year after being diagnosed with cancer. Born in Rochester on Aug. 11, 1979, preceded in death by maternal and paternal grandparents. Judy is survived by her husband Kirk; parents Frederick and Bonnie (Utley) Krueger; stepmom Cindy Krueger; older sister Christina Meyer; older brother Fred; and twin sister Jenny. She is also survived by her beloved cats Mr. Boise and Su Lin, who were by her side throughout her illness. Judy was a graduate of the University of Minnesota and will be posthumously awarded a master's degree in Integrated Behavioral Health. A memorial service will be held on March 26 at 1:00 p.m. in the Snyder Building at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chaska. Memorials preferred to Feline Rescue in St. Paul. (Published in the Star Tribune on March 20, 2016)

Wallace, Clarence Robert
July 14, 1934 - March 7, 2016
Age 81 of Dassel. Inurnment at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery.

Owens, Jane Delores (nee Perry)
December 17, 1938 - March 6, 2016
Age 77 of Minneapolis.

Wright, David Allen
July 31, 1953 - March 5, 2016
Age 62 of Minneapolis.

Miller, Michael Edwin
September 12, 1953 - March 5, 2016
Age 62 of St. Paul. Memorial service Friday, March 18 at 1:00 P.M., with visitation 1 hour prior, at Living Word Christian Center, 9201 - 75th Ave. N, Brooklyn Park.

Plourde, David John
January 23, 1964 - March 5, 2016
Age 52 of Gladys, VA, passed away in Lakeville.

Noye, Theresa Jean
July 7, 1976 - March 5, 2016
Age 39 of White Bear Lake. Passed away due to an automobile accident on March 5, 2016.  Preceded in death by father, Jerry Noye. Survived by mother, Jeannine Hohenthaner (boyfriend, Jim Harmon); brother, Tom (Holly); nieces and nephews, Isiah, Thomas, Lyric, Raven; and many other relatives and friends. Celebration of Life on Saturday, March 19, 12PM-3PM at the American Legion, 2678 E 7th Ave., North St. Paul, MN.

Butler, Frank Charles
February 25, 1940 - March 5, 2016
Age 76 of Ogilvie, MN.

Bergquist, Paul James
August 31, 1929 - March 4, 2016
Age 86 of Minneapolis.

Bohn, Diane Carole (nee Adams)
June 16, 1943 - March 4, 2016
Age 72 of Hinckley.

Ward, Kathleen Helen (nee Murphy)
February 23, 1953 - March 4, 2016
Age 63 of North Branch.

Burkhalter, Lucille Marion (nee Huff)
September 19, 1925 - March 4, 2016
Age 90 of Orono.

Jones, Lawrence Walter "Larry"
August 7, 1942 - March 4, 2016
Age 73 of Burnsville. Larry lost his battle with cancer on March 4, 2016. Larry will always be remembered by his family and friends.

Bowe, Norma Jane (nee Reyner)
November 13, 1929 - March 4, 2016
Age 86 of St. Cloud, died 03-04-2016 at home under hospice care. Arrangements: Vis. 1-3 p.m. Mon., March 7 at Bridge Community Church in Sauk Rapids. Memorial Service follows at 3 p.m. (Published in the St. Cloud Times from Mar. 4 to Mar. 7, 2016)

Gustafson, Christy Ann
March 25, 1961 - March 3, 2016
Age 54 of Minneapolis, MN Formerly of St. Paul, MN Passed away March 3, 2016. Graduate of Highland Park High School, College of St. Catherine, former employee of Lawson Software and proud member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. Chris loved hosting their 13 exchange students and had a special place in her heart for her nieces, nephews, and Josef and Harriet. Her love of family and friends was amazing, evident and valued by all who knew her. Preceded in death by grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Survived by spouse Jodi Helgeson, exchange students: Naledi, Claudia, Carola, Anna, Marika, Lena, Emmy, Matthia, Charlotte, Miri, Charlie, Inka, Kine; parents Cliff and Dolores Gustafson, parents-in-law Ralph and Delores Helgeson; siblings Pam Friedlander (Don), Sandra Gustafson Jambor, Cliff Gustafson III (Kristi); brothers-in-law Bruce (Kris), Keith (Melissa), Kurt (Stacy); nieces and nephews Karissa (Trent), Bryce, Jack, Josh (Cassie), Tim, Kelsey (Gavin), Neil, Danielle, Blake and Ashton. Funeral service Thursday, March 10th at 10:30 am at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 700 Snelling Ave. South, St. Paul, MN. Visitation one hour prior to the service. A luncheon will follow the service at the church. (Published in Pioneer Press on Mar. 6, 2016)

Ritchie, Nicole Marie
June 14, 1991 - March 3, 2016
Age 24 of New Brighton.

Daosay, Inta
April 3, 1948 - March 2, 2016
Age 67 of St. Paul, origially of Laos.

Thomas, Louise Donna (nee Retner)
November 16, 1947 - March 2, 2016
Age 68 of Blaine, loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, grandmother and friend peacefully went to be with our gracious Lord on Tuesday, March 2, 2016, at the age of 68. Louise will be laid to rest alongside of her husband at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, MN. A private ceremony is scheduled for family and friends on Friday, March 11 at 12:00pm. Born November 16, 1947 to Mary and Stephen Retner in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, Louise was the youngest of four children. She met and married her husband Glenn Thomas in 1972 and had one daughter, Michele VanOrden. Louise worked for GlaxoSmithKline for over 20 years, retiring in 2010. After retirement, Louise moved to Minnesota to reside near her daughter and son-in-law. A few years after her move to Minnesota Louise helped welcome her first grandchild to the world. Louise was the kindest, most generous, loving and humble woman you could meet in life. She always walked by faith and remained positive and compassionate through all of life’s trials and adventures. She will forever be remembered for her loving heart, loyal friendship, devotion to family and her amazingly kind and generous spirit. Louise was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Thomas, parents, Mary and Stephen Retner and sisters, Joyce Sandoli and Eunice Perosa. She is survived by her daughter, Michele, son-in-law, Jon, grandson, Talon, brother, Glen, and nephew, Chris.

Johnson, Merritt Elmer
December 2, 1919 - March 1, 2016
Age 96 of Minneapolis, formerly of Lake Wilson, MN. WWII Veteran. Passed away peacefully in his sleep on March 1, 2016. Preceded in death by wife, Marteen; parents, Elmer and Emma; sister, Sybil and husband, Ed Hamren; and brother, Newell. Survived by son, Monte; and step-daughter, Leann. He was a beloved uncle of many nieces and nephews. Private family services. (Published in the Star Tribune on March 5, 2016)

Ward, Shirley Lee
August 20, 1961 - March 1, 2016
Age 54 of Braham.

Bownas, Victoria Ann
March 26, 1962 - March 1, 2016
Age 53 of Cupertino, CA, passed away in St. Paul.

Junkman, Jerry Lynn
September 9, 1950 - February 29, 2016
Age 65 of PlymouthMN, formerly of Manson, died Monday, February 29, from cancer. Survivors include son, Kyle and daughter, Brittany; 2 granddaughters; brothers, Ron, Mike and Chuck; and sister, Deb Pirie. Burial will be Memorial Day Weekend in Manson.

Stewart, Charlene Mae (nee Nelson)
September 10, 1931 - February 29, 2016
Age 84 of Shoreview. Wife of William A. Stewart (deceased April 2015) married for just shy of 65 years. Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Aunt, Sister and friend of many who will miss her. Survived by sons, Ted (Jenny) and sons, Ian and Alec; John (Zephia) and children, Garrett and Gabrielle, Megan, Ebony, Jaylan and Grandbaby Zy'iah; daughters, Carolyn (Jack) Teeter; Mary (Jael) Carlson and children, Chad (Fabiana) Carlson and Kirsten King; and great-grandchildren, Gustavo, Freedom and Journey; sisters and sisters-in-law, Marilyn Eastep, Judy (Tim) Carlson, Betty Stapp and Sandy Nelson; brothers, Tim Nelson and Dick (Bev) Halverson; and many well-loved nieces and nephews. Funeral Service on Monday, March 7, at 11AM, with visitation one hour prior, at First Evangelical Free Church, 2696 Hazelwood St., Maplewood, MN 55109. Interment to follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Maplewood. (Published in Pioneer Press on Mar. 6, 2016)

Schroedl-Viger, Delores Isabel (nee Klynstra)
June 2, 1924 - February 29, 2016
Age 91 of Fridley.

Foss, Christine Anne (nee Firkus)
April 14, 1951 - February 29, 2016
Age 64 of Circle Pines. Passed away surrounded by family on February 29, 2016. Survived by husband, Terry; daughters, Tina Foss and Lisa Matagaro; mother, Dorothy Firkus; brother, Victor "Sonny" Firkus; and many other relatives and friends. Christine requested that no services be held. (Published in Pioneer Press on Mar. 3, 2016)

Foglesong, Donald Eugene
May 8, 1929 - February 29, 2016
Age 86 of Prior Lake.

Reedy, Bernadette Veronica
July 9, 1928 - February 28, 2016
Age 87 of Buffalo.

Battersby, William Haworth
March 17, 1923 - February 28, 2016
Age 92 of Minneapolis.

Thompson, George Edward
February 12, 1952 - February 28, 2016
Age 64 of Spring Park.

Scalzo, Charlotte Eileen (nee Olson)
November 12, 1931 - February 27, 2016
Age 84 of Columbia Heights.

Aderman, Wesley Allen
June 26, 1963 - February 27, 2016
Age 52 of Mounds View.

Grinnell, Tyler James
August 21, 1993 - February 27, 2016
Age 22 of Shakopee.

Briese, Teresa Diane
July 11, 1962 - February 26, 2016
Age 53 of Oakdale.

Dockendorf, Mary Elizabeth (nee Donlon)
April 11, 1939 - February 26, 2016
Age 76 of Minneapolis. Funeral service Wednesday, March 16 at 10:30 A.M., with visitation 1 hour prior, at Church of St. Thomas the Apostle, 2914 W. 44th St., Minneapolis, MN 55410.

Flowers, Alvin Bruce
May 29, 1951 - February 25, 2016
Age 64 of West St. Paul, was called home on Feb. 25 after a courageous battle with cancer.  Survived by wife, Elizabeth; children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers and sisters, and a host of other family and friends. Homecoming Celebration 2pm Saturday, March 5 at the Kings Crossing Community Room, 500 N. Dale St., St. Paul. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred.

Rose, Jessie Lois
April 24, 1928 - February 24, 2016
Age 87 of Buffalo.

Wittman, Wayne C.
September 11, 1929 - February 24, 2016
Age 86, of St. Paul died unexpectedly on February 24, 2016. Preceded in death by sister, Jeanne Christiansen; and granddaughter, Olivia. Survived by wife of 59 years, Joan; children, Bob (Nancy), Jeanne (Rich) Rothaupt, Mary Jo (Fernando) Partida, David (Cheryl), Susan (Dave) Mondry; grandchildren, Andrea, Lacy, Jenna, Michael, Kristin, Daniel, Luke, Grant, Allison, Tony; great-grandchildren, Callum, Grayson, Maya; sisters, Roberta (Harold) Nilles, and Verna (Jack) Nilles. Wayne was born in Humboldt, Iowa on September 11, 1929. At age 9, he lost his father due to an accident. He graduated from Humboldt HS and joined the US Navy during the Korean War. Upon his discharge, he went to Mankato State Teachers College where he graduated with a degree in political science. He later earned a Master's degree from the University of Minnesota in Counseling Psychology. He spent 37 years with the State of Minnesota as a vocational rehabilitation counselor for Services for the Blind and was a tireless advocate for persons with disabilities. He married Joan Spence in 1956, and raised their 5 children on the eastside of St. Paul. Wayne was both a man of faith and a lifelong community activist. He was an ordained Catholic Deacon and served at Sacred Heart Parish in St. Paul from 1984 until his death. His passion for social justice and world peace led him to Central and South America, where he took frequent trips to monitor free democratic elections and advocate for human rights. Wayne served on the St. Paul School Board and was a founding member and chair of the St. Paul Community Education Advisory Council. He was a respected leader for numerous local, state and national organizations including, but not limited to the DFL party, St. Paul Labor, Veterans for Peace, Labor's Community Services Committee, St. Paul's Police Civilian Review Commission and the United Way. Wayne's greatest passions included his love of family, his commitment to the labor movement and world peace. He held firm to his belief that one voice can make a difference. He was unapologetic and consistent to his causes, regardless of popular opinion. He touched many lives and made a true difference in his community. He will be greatly missed. Celebration of Life 4-7pm Sunday February 28 at the St. Paul Labor Federation Hall, 353 W 7th St., St. Paul (note corrected address from Friday's notice). Funeral Mass 10am Monday February 29 at Our Lady of the Presentation Chapel, 1884 Randolph Ave., St. Paul with visitation 1 hour prior and 9am. Interment at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Veterans for Peace-Chapter 27 or LSRC Wayne Wittman EA Fund. (Published in Pioneer Press on Feb. 26, 2016)

Giesner, Christopher Garrett
February 16, 1972 - February 23, 2016
Age 44 of Hugo, passed away peacefully February 23rd 2016 after a 7 month battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his mother, Jean Giesner. He is survived by his father, Deacon Frederick Giesner and step mother Mae Giesner, his brother Patrick, sister-in-law Pamela Giesner, his sisters Mary Babcock and Barb Olson and his six nieces and nephews. Chris attended high school at North High and earned an Associate Degree in Applied Science from Century College. He took great pride in his work and the many friendships he developed most recently at Water Gremlin, MagTek Inc. and Infinite Campus. Chris enjoyed fantasy football, was an avid golfer and owned the much coveted honor of scoring a hole in one on his home course at Oneka Ridge. In lieu of flowers, donations in his honor should be sent to Our Lady of Peace Home, 2076 St. Anthony Ave St. Paul MN 55104. A celebration of Chris's life will continue on March 5th at 9am with Mass to follow at 10am as well as a luncheon at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 14383 Forest Blvd N (Hwy 61) Hugo MN 55038. (Published in the Star Tribune on February 24, 2016)

Close, Donna Rey (nee Olson)
January 27, 1945 - February 23, 2016
Age 71 of Minneapolis.

Vuocolo, Charlotte Ruth "Charlie" (nee Whiteside)
November 17, 1918 - February 23, 2016
Age 97 of Minneapolis. She lived in many cities during her 97 years, and passed away on February 23, 2016 in Minneapolis. Preceded in death by parents Harold and Carlotta Whiteside of Youngstown, OH; sister June; son Robert; husbands Dale W. Archibald and James Vuocolo. Survived by son Dale Archibald of Minneapolis, daughter Mary Laurenzi of Wolf Creek, OR, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and friend Kathy Hill. Memorial service 1 PM on Saturday, March 5th at St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, Minneapolis, MN. (Published in the Star Tribune on March 3, 2016)

Wells, Leon
November 10, 1936 - February 22, 2016
Age 79 of Minneapolis. Funeral service Thursday, March 3 at 12:00 P.M., with visitation 1 hour prior, at True Vine Missionary Baptist Church, 2639 N. Thomas Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55411.

Lokowich, John Francis
September 3, 1935 - February 22, 2016
Age 80 of Roseville. John passed away peacefully on February 22, 2016 surrounded by his family. Preceded in death by parents Frank and Opal Lokowich, brother Jerry, sister Joan. Survived by wife Andrea "Andy" of 59 years and children, Mark (Mary), Kaye, Michael (Sharon), Ann (Dave), Paul (DeAnne) and Jane (Chris); 12 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. John was very active and an avid runner completing 15 marathons and many other races, his last being as recent as fall of 2015. John was also a proud Marine veteran. John loved to travel with Andy and especially spending time with family in their Vieques, Puerto Rico home in the winter. Visitation will be at 9:00am Tuesday March 1st prior to the Funeral Service at St. Rose of Lima in Roseville, MN. Luncheon to follow. Private interment at Fort Snelling. Memorials preferred. (Published in Pioneer Press on Feb. 26, 2016)

Leigh, Julianne (nee Norden)
October 9, 1963 - February 22, 2016
Age 52 of Inver Grove Heights. Survived by life partner Stacie Scherer, son Michael Fisher, father William, sisters Valerie and Kim, nieces Kayla and Abigail. Julianne will be forever missed and has made the world a better place with her beautiful heart. Celebration of life service to be held Friday, February 26, 5pm-7pm at O'Halloran & Murphy , 8700 Valley Creek Road, Woodbury, MN 55125. 651-702-0301 (Published in Pioneer Press on Feb. 21, 2016)

Jones, Charles Rollie
November 29, 1946 - February 22, 2016
Age 69 of Osseo. Charles went to be with his Lord and Savior on February 22, 2016 after fighting a courageous battle with cancer for 15 months. He passed away surrounded in the love of his family. Rollie graduated from Osseo High School and then enlisted in the Navy. He was retired from Anchor Block after 35 years as a truck driver. Rollie was Past Commander of the American Legion Post 172 and Past Chef de Gare of the 40/8. He was also Color Guard for the Legion. He is preceded in death by parents, John and Avis. Rollie is survived by his loving wife, Sharon; son, Richard (Susie) Case; daughter, Jennifer (Mike) Nuttall; 4 grandchildren, Amber, Preston, Kyle, and Jack; sister, Carol Nusbaum; niece, Ingrid (Tim) Nielsen, and their sons, Calvin and Charlie. Rollie touched the lives of many through his volunteer service at Living Word Christian Center, where he served as an usher and pastoral care. Celebration of Life will be at Living Word Christian, 9201 - 75th Ave. N, Brooklyn Park, MN on Thursday, March, 24th at 11AM with visitation one hour prior and luncheon to follow. Internment will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery on Friday, March 25th at 10:30AM, Assembly Area #4.

Alemaw, Berhanu Beyene
December 1, 1950 - February 22, 2016
Age 65 of Minneapolis, originally of Ethiopia. Funeral service Saturday, February 27, 12:00 P.M., at Trinity Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, 2601 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis. Interment to follow at Hillside Cemetery in Minneapolis.

Slayton, Ollie Lee
June 24, 1928 - February 21, 2016
Age 87 of New Hope.

Schilling, Jason Paul
September 13, 1974 - February 21, 2016
Age 41 of Plymouth.

Welch, Dennis Elroy
February 9, 1959 - February 20, 2016
Age 57 of New Glarus, WI, passed away in Minneapolis.

Hatlen, Michael Bernard
December 19, 1968 - February 20, 2016
Age 47 of West Fargo, ND, passed away in Minneapolis.

LaCourse, Jeffrey Mark
November 16, 1955 - February 20, 2016
Age 60 of Minneapolis.

Racine, Katherine Francis (nee Johnston)
May 7, 1918 - February 20, 2016
Age 97 of New Hope.

Gilbertson, Kathleen Ann (nee Riley)
June 18, 1945- February 19, 2016
Age 70 of Eagan. Passed away February 19, 2016 after fighting a long and courageous battle with cancer. Preceded in death by parents. Survived by husband, Jim; children James, Tricia and Alison, stepson Jim Walker (Jennifer); grandchildren Sommer, Sam, William, Cal & Nathan; brother Michael Riley; many other relatives, as well as friends. Kathleen served the City of Eagan for many years with a fulfilling career as the Animal Control Officer. A very special thank you to Our Lady of the Peace Hospice. Visitation and Funeral service Thursday February 25th. 10am visitation and 11am Funeral with a luncheon to follow all at Shepherd of the Valley Church, 12650 Johnny Cake Ridge Road, Apple Valley, MN, 55124. Memorials preferred to Animal Ark of Hastings: Animalarkmn.org (Published in Pioneer Press on Feb. 21, 2016)

Berger Jr., Richard Joseph
June 22, 1939 - February 19, 2016
Age 76 of Minneapolis.

Fitzgerald, Michael Anthony
October 19, 1954 - February 19, 2016
Age 61 of Bloomington. "Minnesota Mike" has been there & done that, traveling the world, attending Olympics, World Series, Super Bowls, NASCAR, golf events, concerts & as many Twins games as possible. If you needed a ticket, he was your man. He loved sharing stories about his travels & many adventures with anyone who would listen. Nearly 2 years ago, after being diagnosed with brain cancer, he continued to defy the odds, living life his way, without complaints or grievances. Now at 61, embarking on his greatest journey yet, he wishes to be remembered for his caring heart, sense of humor & GIANT love for life. Preceded in death by Pauline Fitzgerald; Dr. Bob Fitzgerald. Survived by his son Anthony Michael Fitzgerald; daughter Heather Marie Fitzgerald (grandkids Bridgette, Madeline, Wyatt); brother Patrick (Letty) Fitzgerald; sisters Susan (Donnie) Wernli, Kathleen Fitzgerald; nephews, nieces and so many dear friends like Michelle, Willy, Brooks & others from all over the world. The family thanks Dr. Trusheim & staff and Our Lady of Peace for their wonderful hospice care. Celebration of Life: March 1st at 4pm St Richard's (7540 Penn Ave S. Richfield) visitation at 3pm. Reception immediately following Mass & after party will spill over to VFW Post 5555 (6715 Lake Shore Dr S, Richfield). Private Interment at Dawn Valley Memorial Park. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the family via "Michael Fitzgerald Memorial Fund" (U.S. Bank). (Published in the Star Tribune on February 27, 2016)

Golondrina, Rogelio Dalan
April 24, 1957 - February 19, 2016
Age 58 of Minneapolis, originally of Ilocos Norte, Philippines.

Buckeye, Ronald Franklyn
December 6, 1943 - February 19, 2016
Age 72 of Prior Lake. Died peacefully 2/19/2016 after a brief illness. Born Phoenix, AZ, 12/6/1943. Grew up in Heron Lake, MN, worked as a builder, lived more than 40 years in Prior Lake. Survived by son, Terry (Beth) of Prior Lake and daughter, Tina (Mark) Buttner, Verona, Wis.; 7 grandchildren, 2 brothers, 3 sisters and many nephews, nieces, cousins & friends. Funeral 11 a.m. (visitation 10 a.m.), Monday, Feb. 22, St. Michael Catholic Church, 16311 Duluth Ave. SE, Prior Lake. Memorials preferred to St. Michael's school or Our Lady of Peace Hospice, St. Paul. (Published in Pioneer Press on Feb. 21, 2016)

Slagle, Arline Davidson
October 30, 1921 - February 18, 2016
Age 94 of Roseville, passed away on February 18, 2016. Preceded in death by husband, Bob; grand-daughter, Sarah Emily; and brother, Bob Davidson. Survived by children, Bob (Ellen), Janet (Fred) Jacobs, Charlie (Lori); grandchildren, Alyson Spurgas, Robyn (James) Showanes, Jeff (Katie) Jacobs, Julie (Taki) Andrianakos, Barry (Aimee) Slagle, and Amelia Slagle; great-grandchildren, Tenley, Elsa, Thaddeus James due in June, Nora, Ellie, Leah, Crosby, Edie, and Clara; sister-in-law, Norma Davidson; nieces, nephews and friends. Celebration of Life on Saturday, March 5th at 2:30 PM with visitation one hour prior, at Centennial United Methodist Church, Roseville, 1524 County Rd C2 W, Roseville, MN 55113. Memorials to Centennial United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women at Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church, 511 Groveland Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403. (Published in the Star Tribune on February 27, 2016)

Arnesen, Kathleen Ann
May 4, 1950 - February 18, 2016
Age 65 of Roseville.

Meyer, Gary Leal
November 30, 1937 - February 17, 2016
Age 78 of Roseville. Born November 30, 1937 in St. Paul, MN Passed peacefully at Sholom Home on February 17th, 2016. He is preceded in death by his mother Ardys Meyer, father Fred Meyer, sister Janet (Ted) Anderson, and brother Jim Meyer. Gary is survived by his brother Max, sister-in-law Sandy, sister Peg (Mike) Harvieux, sister Diane (Rick) Underwood, and many nephews and nieces. A special Thank You to his brother Jim, sister Peg and nephew Carl for Gary's care over the years. A private family service will be held later. (Published in Pioneer Press on Feb. 21, 2016)

Fredricksen, Bruce Allen
December 27, 1953 - February 17, 2016
Age 62, died at his home in St. Paul, surrounded by his loving family on Feb. 17, 2016. A celebration of his life will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, Feb 24th, 2016 at Crossroads Church in Woodbury, MN. Preceded in death by parents, Ernest and Jane Fredricksen, Bruce is survived by his wife Lynn, five children, Jeff (Lindsay), Dana, Alyssa Jelinek, Shannon (Seth Phillips) and Rick, brothers Scott (Ginger) of FL, Roy (Beth) of WI, life-long friend, Diane and many loving grandchildren. Bruce was a long time member of Union Local # 34 Heat & Frost Insulators. He was a loving father, husband, grandfather, brother and good friend to all. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the ALS Assoc., MN/ND/SD chapter. (Published in the Star Tribune on February 21, 2016)

Jarvis, Bruno Jacob
January 23, 1917 - February 17, 2016
Age 99, of Golden Valley, passed away on February 17. Preceded in death by parents, Jacob and Mary; 2 brothers and 2 sisters; and son, Roger. Survived by wife of 67 years, Fabiola; son, Ken; and nieces and nephews. Bruno grew up in Crosby, MN, graduated from the U of MN, and worked as a special agent for the US Treasury. He was active in Boy Scouts, both with the youth and with the Voyager District and Viking Council. Bruno enjoyed the outdoors - camping, hunting, and fishing, and later in life enjoyed ballroom dancing and visiting the casinos. Funeral Service Fri., Feb. 26 at 12pm at Lakewood Cemetery, 3600 Hennepin Ave. S, MPLS. Visitation half hour prior at 11:30am. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Jarvis Charitable Trust.

Cooper, Londell
August 3, 1942 - February 17, 2016
Age 73 of Minneapolis.

Pyle, Ernie Craig
June 19, 1955 - February 17, 2016
Age 60 of St. Louis Park.

Wegwerth Jr., Louis Daniel
May 29, 1947 - February 16, 2016
Age 68 of St. Paul.

Walker, Lynda Diane
November 15, 1959 - February 16, 2016
Age 56 of Forest Lake.

Maravilla Salcedo, Francisco Javier
October 4, 1957 - February 16, 2016
Age 58 of South St. Paul.

Morales Gandara, Francisco Antonio
June 11, 1966 - February 16, 2016
Age 49 of St. Paul.

Forsch, Adam Craig
February 23, 1988 - February 15, 2016
Age 27 of Plymouth.

Burns, Robert Michael
July 7, 1950 - February 15, 2016
Age 65 of St. Paul. Robert went to Heaven on February 15, 2016. Preceded in death by son, Bubba; and parents, Robert and Gertrude. Survived by daughters, Michelle (Paul) Canterbury, Rebecca Bedner; and their mother, Maryann Burns; siblings, Mary Samson, John, Patrick; and nieces, nephews and friends. Memorial Mass at The Church of St. Cecilia, 2357 Bayless Pl, St. Paul, MN. Date and time TBD.

Pierre, Margaret Jane (nee George)
October 27, 1922 - February 14, 2016
Age 93 of Maplewood.

Weber, Jeffrey Louis
November 4, 1951 - February 13, 2016
Age 64 of Minneapolis.

Brown, Eugene Franklin
January 6, 1954 - February 13, 2016
Age 62 of Coon Rapids.

Van Antwerp, Mark
August 2, 1960 - February 13, 2016
Age 55 of Mahtomedi.

Swanson, Warren Alden
July 30, 1923 - February 12, 2016
Age 92 of Excelsior. Inurnment at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery in March.

Veenhuis, Gary Carl
May 3, 1952 - February 12, 2016
Age 63 of Albertville.

Rudh, Lawrence Dean
June 24, 1957 - February 11, 2016
Age 58 of Ham Lake.

West, Richard Adam
January 27, 1988 - February 10, 2016
Age 28 of Fridley. Adam came into the world on January 27, 1988 to Tammi Kousoulos and RT West. Jaundiced, his mother would spend his first weeks holding him in the bright sun of Tucson, Arizona. He and his family traded the warmth of Arizona for the cold winters of Minnesota in 1988 where he lived with his mother until his passing. He stayed connected with his father visiting him in Wisconsin most summers where they shared a love of boating and hunting together. In his youth, Adam often displayed fits of humor and goofiness. He loved making others laugh and wasn’t afraid of looking foolish in order to put a smile on someone’s face. These wonderful traits would carry into his adult life, and expanded to include wooing cute women.  Ask any friend what he was like and they will say, he always took time to make me feel good. As an adult, he remained thoughtful of others, offering help whenever he could and become particularly gifted at Googling just about anything (of which his mother took advantage of often). Given the choice, he would always choose to spend time with family, sometimes cooking for a hungry younger brother, sometimes rescuing a sister from cars that didn’t work, sometimes laughing with his mom about almost anything sitting on their overstuffed couch. But anyone who knew him, knew he loved his Harley Davidson.  He was happiest riding his bike with the wind on his hair, a streak of shiny green and chrome coming down the road. He would spend whole afternoons polishing that bike. He never saw it as a chore but rather a labor of love and an accomplishment to be proud of. His bike and his biking community gave him great joy. Adam left the world on February 10th 2016, and it will never be the same. He is survived by his loving family. His mom, Tammi Kousoulos, his father RT West, his big sister Cortne Dahms, his little brother Joshua West, his nephew Ashton Dahms, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Adam is preceded in death by his Grandmother Dianne Kousoulos, Grandparents Dick & Betty West.

Mohn, Lawrence Myron
May 5, 1945 - February 10, 2016
Age 70 of Farmington. Inurnment at Ft. Snelling National Cemtery in March.

Riske, Edward Allen
June 17, 1950 - February 10, 2016
Age 65 of the Town of Dupont, Waupaca County, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 in Hennepin County, MN where he was in an accident involving his semi. 
Ed was born on June 17, 1950 in the Town of Dupont as the son of the late Emil and Freida (Schneiderwendt) Riske.  He graduated from Marion High School in 1968 and served his country in the United States Air Force. Besides the hard work he put in on the family farm, Ed worked a variety of jobs in his younger years, including Dupont Cheese Factory, Kuehls Storage (Clintonville), Marion Building Center, Tradewinds (Manawa) and Wausau Homes, where he even spent six months building homes in Saudi Arabia.  He then worked for H.O. Wolding as an over the road truck driver for almost 35 years, having logged 3,161,099 miles. Ed was united in marriage to his best friend, Mary Stanislawski, on April 28, 1973 in Rosholt.  The couple resided in Ed's family's farm home in Dupont and were members of  St. Mary's Catholic Church in Marion. Ed was an avid outdoorsman and loved hunting and fishing.  He especially loved to share time in the outdoors and at the lake with his family and grandchildren.  He gave of himself and created a lot of wonderful memories for the 4-H youth as a leader, and he always enjoyed the 4-H family camp outs he and Mary hosted at the lake.  You may have often found him playing ball with the kids in the yard or traveling to his grandchildren's ball games, giving grandpa coaching tips.  Ed was a kind and gentle man of few words and a great listener.  In recent years he enjoyed reading "The Ladybug Book" to his grandchildren and at times just puttering in his barn or sitting outside listening to nature. He will be remembered as a loving husband, an amazing dad, a patient grandfather, and a great, humorous friend. Survivors include: His wife: Mary Riske, Marion. 2 Daughters: Tracy (Tim) Wisner, Weyauwega & Kaye (Wilton) Martin, Madison. Grandchildren: Robert & Lauren Wisner and Aiden Martin.
Sisters: Hilda (Ken) Glocke, Manawa; Gloria (Richard) Slayton, New Haven, IN; & Joyce Nowack, Green Bay. Also a Brother: Carl (Karen) Riske, Menasha. Ed was preceded in death by his parents, Sisters; Linda Miller, Edna Kasulke, and an infant sister, Lucille. Ed's Memorial Mass will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Marion with Rev. Jose Castaneda officiating. Friends may call at the Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory in Marion from 4 – 7 PM on Friday and at the church from 10 AM on Saturday until the time of the service.  Military honors will be conducted outside of the church on Saturday following the service by members of the American Legion Post #198 of Marion. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund will be established by Ed's family.  An online guestbook can be found at www.eberhardtstevenson.com 

Hendricks, Constance "Connie" June
April 6, 1957 - February 10, 2016
Age 58 of Stillwater. Passed away on February 10, 2016. Preceded in death by parents. Survived by husband, David Hagle; brother, Steven; and many other relatives and friends. Connie had a deep love for animals and will be missed by all. Memorials preferred to Caring for Cats. (Published in the Pioneer Press on February 14, 2016)

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

Spears, Darrin Kenneth
July 24, 1967 - February 9, 2016
Age 48 of New Hope. Services held in Pembroke, IL.

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, passed away on February 9th from complications of ALS and Alzheimer's Disease. Survived by wife, Reggie, and daughters Suzanne (Tony) Bullock of Maple Grove and grandchildren TJ and Kayden, Julia (Chad) Wentzel of Apple Valley and granddaughter Maddie, brother David, sister Gloria McCurdy and several nephews. Preceded in death by parents Edwin and Connie Buresh. He grew up in Robbinsdale and earned his B.A., M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. Bob and Reggie were married in 1966. Bob had a long career as a teacher, principal and education specialist with the Minnesota Department of Education. He was an avid paleontologist, spending many summers working on dinosaur-digs in Montana and Alberta. Bob discovered a dinosaur in 2002 and it is on display at the Great Plains Dinosaur Museum in Malta, Montana. He volunteered for many years in the Paleo Lab at the Science Museum of Minnesota and was named their Volunteer of the Year in 2002. Bob enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, traveling and gardening. When his daughters, Suzy and Julie, each turned 15 he took them backpacking around Europe. The family enjoyed many epic road trips all over North America. A 10:00 a.m. service with reception to follow will be held at the White Bear Unitarian Church, 328 Maple Street, Mahtomedi, on Saturday, February 20th. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Science Museum of Minnesota are preferred. (Published in the Pioneer Press on February 14, 2016)

Betker, Donald Benton
August 12, 1940 - February 9, 2016
Age 75 of Mineapolis. passed away Feb-ruary 9, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents Magnus and Beulah Benton Betker, half brothers Clifford, Earl, and Russel and sister Ruth Hurley. He is survived by daughters Julie Ogle, Elissa Rohrer (John), Amanda Betker and many grandchildren and great-grand-daughter. Memorial service Saturday, February 20th, 1-4 pm at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 700 Snelling Ave S., St. Paul, MN 55116. (Published in the Star Tribune on February 14, 2016)

Hundley, Randy Lee
November 27, 1953 - February 8, 2016
Age 62 of Roseville. Preceded in death by father, Walter. Survived by mother, Beverlee M., brother Bruce W. sisters, Cynthia (Fred) Kerber, Holly (Fred) Dinger, Laural (Vic); many beloved relatives. A family memorial was held on Feb. 13 at Cindy and Fred Kerber's home. (Published in the Pioneer Press on February 14, 2016)

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. Born on July 23, 1935 in Kingston, Jamaica Passed on February 7, 2016 at 4:00pm in Minneapolis, MN. A celebration of life will be held 2PM on Monday, February 15, 2016 at Brook Commons, 919 12th Ave. SE. Minneapolis, MN. (Published in the Pioneer Press on February 14, 2016)

Dahl, Toni Ann (nee Vito)
February 4, 1960 - February 7, 2016
Age 56 of Andover. After a lifelong battle with diabetes Toni succumbed on February 7, 2016. Toni was an animal lover and an out-going generous soul. Survived by husband Brian, mother Lucy Vito, father Bill Vito, brothers Kevin and Mike, along with many friends and extended family members. Service 11AM, February 27, 2016. Forest Lake Christian Church, 420 W. Broadway, Forest Lake, MN. Memorials preferred to Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of MN, 2530 Dale St., Roseville, MN 55113, wrcmn.org/… (Published in the Star Tribune on February 21, 2016)

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)

Johnston, Jaime
March 25, 1977 - January 29, 2016
Age 38 of St. Anthony. Preceded in death by grandparents. Jaime attended St. Anthony High School and earned her diploma through Adult Education Classes. Jaime loved babysitting, animals, listening to music, and NASCAR. She was gentle, caring, and kind. Survived by mother, Joanne, and close friends. Memorial will be Friday, June 24, 5-8 PM at Forest Lake American Legion Post 225, 355 W Broadway Ave., Forest Lake. Memorial donations to the family preferred: C/O Barbara Weston, PO Box 428, Chisago City, 55013. (Published in the Star Tribune on May 21, 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 in the Star Tribune on January 31, 2016)

Linder, Leon Andrew
April 16, 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, passed away peacefully on January 25, 2016. Preceded in death by her husband William H. and her granddaughter Lisa Booth. Survived by daughters, Barbara (Lee) Booth and Sandra "Tucky" (Jim) Brock; granddaughter, Betsy Brock (Chakra Sankaraiah); and great-granddaughter Adelaide Neshek. Private interment. Shirley had a zeal for life, a kind heart, and a wicked sense of humor. She will be dearly missed. Memorials preferred to September Cottage Eldercare, 14145 205th St N, Scandia, Minnesota, 55073, where Shirley happily spent her last years. (Published in the Star Tribune on February 14, 2016)

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