Current Obituaries

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Obituaries in the Pioneer Press

Mongoven, Dorothy (nee Grant)
June 5, 1917 - September 26, 2016
Age 99 of St. Paul.

Reksten, Ebert M.
May 11, 1950 - September 25, 2016
Age 66 of St. Paul.

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.

Peters, Mary Ann
November 13, 1961 - September 20, 2016
Age 54 of Osceola, WI.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Van Lear Jr., James Franklin
December 19, 1952 - February 1, 2015
Age 62 of Brooklyn Park.

Kraemer, Robert David
January 10, 1963 - February 1, 2015
Age 62 of Maplewood.

Marcotte, Shirley Rose (nee Garavalia)
October 6, 1930 - February 1, 2015
Age 84 of White Bear Lake.

Poirier, Eula Ruth (nee Redwing )
October 6, 1955 - January 31, 2015
Age 59 of New Prague. Memorial service Friday, February 6, 2015 at 3:00 P.M., with visitation 1 hour prior at Washburn-McReavy Eden Prairie Chapel, 7625 Mitchell Rd., Eden Prairie, MN 55354 (952-975-0400). Inurnment at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Watertown, SD, at a later date.

Gilfillan, Kristy Sue (nee Borgh)
March 21, 1956 - January 30, 2015
Age 58 of Stillwater. Memorial service Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 4:00 P.M. at Faith Alliance Church, 520 Howard St. N, St. Paul, MN 55119 (651-738-0433).

Wall, Patricia Jean (nee Deutsch)
October 2, 1956 - January 30, 2015
Age 58 of Maplewood.

Linton, Suzanne Kathryn Morgan
May 24, 1942 - January 30, 2015
Age 72 of White Bear Lake.

Soderberg, Michael James
September 18, 1963 - January 29, 2015
Age 51 of South St. Paul.

Grubbs, Vernell
October 6, 1960 - January 29, 2015
Age 54 of Minneapolis.

Hanson, Dolores Joyce (nee Dickey)
May 14, 1921 - January 29, 2015
Age 93 of Hinckley, MN Passed away in St. Paul, MN after battling cancer. Dolores was born May 14, 1921 in Enderlin, ND to Elmer and Mabel Dickey. She grew up in Minneapolis and spent the last 45 years on her farm in Hinckley. She married her beloved Carl Hanson in 1940. She was preceded in death by her husband Carl, sons John and Gary, and grandson Dale. She is survived by her son Steve, brother Clifford Dickey, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services are Saturday, February 7, 3PM with visitation one hour prior at Access Church in North Branch, MN.

Harmon, Mary Ruth Catherine (nee Camp)
July 4, 1924 - January 28, 2015
Age 90 of Rogers, passed away into the loving arms of her Savior Jesus Christ on January 28, 2015. Preceded in death by husband, John William Harmon, parents and 5 siblings. Survived by daughter, Penny (Paul) Steele; 3 grandsons, Kevin, Mark and David; brothers, Marvin and Edward Camp. Memorial service 11 AM, Thursday, February 12, 2015 at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church 674 Johnson Pkwy, St. Paul. Interment Oak Hill Cemetery, Newnan, GA.

Kendrick, Donald Allen
March 26, 1960 - January 28, 2015
Age 54 of Brooklyn Center.

Bohlander, John Gilbert
February 28, 1955 - January 27, 2015
Age 59 of Eden Prairie, passed peacefully of cancer Jan. 27, 2015. Survived by former wife, Peggy; daughter, Amy & husband Chris; and 4 grandchildren. Private interment Fort Snelling. Contributions preferred to N.C. Little Memorial Hospice, Edina, MN.

Kmetz, Raymond Kenneth
December 28, 1946 - January 26, 2015
Age 68 of New Hope, passed away 01/26/2015. Raymond was a proud, hard working, successful owner of Rays Contracting & Landscaping of 45 years. A caring, devoted man who was always wiling to do for others. He was married for 47 years the cornerstone of his family. He will be deeply missed and always remembered. Preceded in death by his parents and four sisters, Barbara, Donna, Betty, and Delores. Survived by his two loving sons, Nathan Kmetz of Hopkins & Anthony Kmetz of Orono; grandchild Lucas Kmetz; sister, Geraldine Sanz of Mora & brothers, Vernon Kmetz of Bloomington, Marvin (Nancy) Kmetz of St. Michael, MN. Services to be held privately. ''Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe''. -- Frederick Douglass

Tolzman, Wendelyn "Wendy" Andrea (nee Westrum)
June 18, 1964 - January 26, 2015
Age 50 of Minneapolis. Died peacefully, surrounded by family on January, 26th, 2015. She's survived by her parents, Claire Christofferson and Steve Westrum, stepfather Bruce Christofferson, sister Briana Westrum, her three children, Jennifer Tolzman (husband Brian), Kristofer Mitchell and Matthew Mitchell, 3 grandchildren and 3 nieces, many other family and friends. Please join us in celebrating her life during an open house, on Sunday, February 8th, from 1:00-4:00pm, at 7024 Garfield Ave S., Richfield, MN 55423. Burial will be at Hillcrest Cemetery, Albert Lea, MN, with a private family service.

Ragatz, Thomas Michael
October 29, 1947 - January 26, 2015
Age 67 of Prior Lake. Survived by loving wife, Kay; daughter, Michelle (Jeff Zimmerman); grandchildren, Chloe, Gaven, Cooper, and Piper; and many relatives and friends. Celebration of Life at 2PM on January 30, at the Prior Lake VFW.  

Turner, Thomas Peter
October 7, 1949 - January 26, 2015
Age 65 of Bloomington, MN passed away on Jan. 26, 2015. Survived by his loving wife, Lora; children, Matthew and Jenna (Chris) Liberda; grandsons, Mason & Ben; siblings, Joe & Liz Hill; many other loving family and friends. Preceded in death by his son, Christopher; and parents, Melvin & Betty.  Memorial Gathering on Feb. 22 from 2pm-5pm at Jenna's home, 4819 Red Pine Ct., Eagan, MN. Private Interment Ft. Snelling National Cemetery.

Venne, Mary Catherine (Loughrey)
June 18, 1927 - January 26, 2015
Age 87, long time Roseville Resident Passed away on January 26, 2015 Preceded in death by husband, Ray Venne; son, Lee Venne; and daughter, Barb Venne. Survived by son, Steve Venne; daughter, Pam Aspnes; and daughter-in-law, Janet Venne (Butch Tretter). Mom leaves behind grandchildren, Tony, Tom, Tim, and Lisa Venne (Sean McCaffrey); Mike (Noelle), Sam, Dan, and Ted (Brittni) Aspnes; and great-grandchild, Marty McCaffrey. Also brothers, Bob (Betty) and Gaylord Loughrey; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial celebration of her life will be held at the Newman-Benson Chapel of Lyngblomsten Care Center on Sunday, February 15. Visitation at 5:30 pm with the service to begin at 6:00 pm. Lyngblomsten asks that if you send flowers, please no lilies due to allergies of residents.

Higgins, Levita Denise
June 6, 1957 1 - January 23, 2015
Age 57 of Minneapolis.

Griebenow, Elaine Josephine (nee Petersen)
February 8, 1921 - January 22, 2015
Age 93 of Bloomington. Elaine was born February 8, 1921 in Tyler, Minnesota and died January 22, 2015. She was pre-deceased by her parents, Andrew and Ellen Aagesen Petersen, husband, George, and two brothers, Harold and Marvin Petersen. Elaine is survived by daughters Mei Griebenow of Berkeley, California and Susan Griebenow of San Diego, California; three sisters, Irene Norgaard, Dorothy Ives, Gladys Utoft (Charles) of the Twin Cities area; thirteen nieces and nephews; and many friends. A longtime member of Colonial Church of Edina, Elaine was a hardworking farmer's daughter, pastor's wife, nurse, missionary/medical volunteer in Thailand, Costa Rica, Bulgaria, Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Lesotho, China, Russia, Cambodia and Honduras, as well as many local charities and organizations. A remarkable woman who lived life full and large, Elaine can be remembered with memorials to N.C. Little Memorial Hospice in Edina, MN.

Bhasin, Pushpa
July 15, 1932 - January 22, 2015
Age 82 of Rosemount, originally of Rawalpindi, British India.

Wolcott, Lea Rea (nee Petersen)
May 3, 1944 - January 22, 2015
Age 70 of Vadnais Heights.

Fisher, Helen R.M. (nee Hornung)
October 7, 1926 - January 21, 2015
Age 88 of Lake Elmo, MN.

Minarich, Steven Daniel
December 21, 1941 - January 20, 2015
Age 73 of Foreston, MN. Our hearts are saddened with the loss of our beloved. Steven Daniel Minarich died 1/20/15 due to kidney cancer. A wake will be held Sunday, 1/25/15 at Northern Lights Banquet Center in Milaca, MN from 1-4 PM.

Thompson-Larsen, Jeanette
May 10, 1946 - January 20, 2015
Age 68 of Marine on St. Croix, MN.

Schneider, Stanley Joseph
December 30, 1950 - January 20, 2015
Age 64 of Mendota, passed away at home on Jan. 20, 2015. Survived by loving wife, Barbara Ann Nimis; and loving friends and family. Service at Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E Franklin Ave., Saturday, 1/24, from 4PM-10PM.

LaForte, Richard James
December 9, 1940 - January 18, 2015
Age 74 of St. Paul. Passed away peacefully on January 18, 2015. Preceded in death by, father, Joseph; mother, Lillian; brothers, Francis "Frank" and Clarence "Butch". Survived by loving wife, Patricia; children, Linda (Jim) McNeely, Michael Reynolds and Michelle (Duane Peterson) Young; grandsons, Brandon (Renee) Baribeau, Kelly (Alicia) Reynolds and Steven Young; 7 loving great-grandchildren; siblings, Joseph "Joe" (June), Myron "Mike", Mary Tomann, and Donald (Pat); and many other relatives and friends. Memorial service pending.     

Hanson, Shari Lynn (nee Gohlike)
June 7, 1950 - January 18, 2015
Age 64 of Woodbury. Passed away peacefully surrounded by family after a year battle with Mesothelioma. Survived by husband of 43 years, Thomas; daughter Lori (Kenny) Gilbertson; son, Reid (Lisa); many grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. Celebration of Life on Thursday, January 22 from 6-9PM at the South St. Paul VFW, 111 Concord Exchange S., South St. Paul. Private Family Inurnment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Deck, Barbara Lynn (nee Guernsey)
September 3, 1957 - January 18, 2015
Age 57 of Vadnais Heights. She was a loving wife, sister, mother & grandmother. Survived by husband James; brother, Darrell (Stephanie); children, Travis, Jeremy, Dusty, Amber (Steven), Heather (Mike); grandchildren, Austin, Tyler, Zander, Jack, Brianna; and many other family members as well as a few good friends.

James, Betty Marie (nee Maddox)
October 14, 1957 - January 17, 2015
Age 57 of Burnsville. Memorial service Saturday, January 31 at 12:00 PM, with gathering 2 hours prior, at United Deliverance Temple, 3210 Oliver Ave. N, Minneapolis, MN 55412 (612-521-3493).

Alexander, Sherry Lynn (nee Hubbard)
May 15, 1962 - January 17, 2015
Age 52 of Jordan, MN. Born on May 15, 1962 in Hamilton, OH beloved wife of the late Dale Alexander and loving mother of Kenny and Benjamin, died peacefully on Saturday January 17th, 2015 at the age of 52. Loving daughter of Ben (Norinne) Hubbard, sister of Rocky (Donna) Hubbard, Teri (Terry) Ivers, Kim Hubbard, Rusty (Rhonda) Hubbard, and Randy (Sherri) Hubbard. sister-in-law of Ray (Becky) Alexander; 8 nieces, 1 nephew and 11 great nieces/nephews and many dear friends from Minnesota and Ohio. Preceded in death by in-laws Robert and Pat Alexander. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to The Hometown Bank, Jordan, MN. Alexander Benefit. A service of memorial will be held January 22, 7 pm at Prior Lake Baptist Church, 5690 Credit River Rd, Prior Lake, MN.

Paske, Arthur Frederick "Art"
July 10, 1920 - January 16, 2015
Age 94 of Prior Lake. Born: 7/10/1920 - Wausau, WI. Passed away: 1/17/2015. Art was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Patricia, and is survived by son Tom (Charlotte); granddaughter Mikki (Schesso); two great grandchildren Hayden and Ella; siblings Edna (Pruett) and Gerald; (preceded by brothers Herman and Donald). Passing away peacefully at home with his immediate family lovingly sharing his last moments, Art was the beloved family patriarch of his close and extended family. He served his country in the military during WWII including the Philippines where he saw extended service until the end of the war. Home on leave, he married "Pat" in 1944 and, shortly after his discharge, they moved to Minneapolis where, in 1947, Art started a branch of Hoffer Glass Company of Minneapolis where he rose to president, a post he held until his retirement in 1988. Loved and respected by all who knew him he became a friend, mentor and counselor to many through his volunteer and community efforts which included being a founding member of the YMCA's Metro Y's Men, providing administrative leadership for the Y's Camp Iduhapi, and serving as president of the Minneapolis Washburn High School PTA. He was a member of the Bloomington Rotary Club and also a member of Knox Presbyterian Church where he served as the Finance Committee Chair. Later, he became a member of Hosanna Lutheran Church. In retirement Art enjoyed traveling, golf, boating and spending time with his extended family. His times with granddaughter, Mikki were especially fond moments. Memorials to the YMCA. Visitation 10:30 am with a Service and luncheon to follow at: HOSANNA LUTHERAN CHURCH, LAKEVILLE, MN ON THURSDAY, JAN 29 AT 11 AM.

Hynes, Gregory J.
June 16, 1955 - January 15, 2015
Age 59 of Shakopee. Survived by brothers, Steve and Tim (Carol); sisters, Susan Cecka and Judy Byers; many nieces and nephews; close friends (the Meyers family). Services at a later date & time.

Poferl, Martin Leonard
January 15, 1938 - January 15, 2015
Age 77 of Backus, MN. Passed away peacefully on his birthday, Jan. 15th, 2015. Marty was born and raised in St. Paul, MN by his parents, Herman & Catherine (O'Donnell) who preceded him in death. He is also preceded by his loving wife, Sandy and beloved sister, Ellen Poferl. He will be cherished forever in the hearts of his surviving family & friends: son, Joseph (Jennith); step-daughter, Dena Owens-Bowmer; grandchildren, Amanda & Ashley, Jasper & Zeke; brothers, David ( ), Greg (Mary Beth) and sister, Mary (); special friends, Connie & Ed Duran, Chris & Tina Hanneken, Butch & Liz Dahl, and Randy & Sue Schwegel and their respective families; many quasi children and grandkids, nieces, nephews, and other loving family and friends. Dad was a graduate of Cretin High School, now Cretin-Derham Hall. He was a proud Navy Veteran. He served in various functions but his time as a photojournalist with the Pacific Mine Fleet was his favorite. He is well known for his drawings and humorous stories, and his talents were well used by the Public Relations arm of the Admiral's office while he served. Marty worked in sales throughout his life after the service. When in management roles, he was admired and respected by his peers and likewise by his clients when handling accounts. He was an avid supporter of Pine Rive-Backus Schools Athletics and Arts and offered his photographic talents at various events. Kids and parents alike knew they'd be getting developed photos the next day after a game or performance. In his retirement he volunteered in a “Grandpa” like role in the Pine River-Backus Elementary Schools. While assisting in the classroom, Marty developed great friendships and earned the affection of his students. He loved this role and was heartbroken when he had to leave due to the progression of his breathing illnesses. Dad will be remembered for his charm, quick-wit, selflessness, never ending humor, love of all things sports related, and most importantly his outspoken love and appreciation for the people in his life. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Sunday, Feb. 8th, 3pm at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 310 1st St. N, Hackensack, MN with a visitation starting at 1pm. Private Interment Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials can be made to the Martin & Sandra Poferl Memorial Fund which will be used to support various program throughout the Pine-River Backus School District.

Holtslander (Roth), Irene Evelyn (nee Zellmer)
September 21, 1928 - January 15, 2015
Age 86 of Little Canada. Loving mother, grandmother and a great cook. Preceded in death by parents Robert and Anna Zellmer, six siblings, son Robert Roth. Survived by sons Mike and Greg (Joann) Roth, Joe and Rich Holtslander, daughter-in-law Anne Roth; grandchildren Heather (Rob) Treft, Bob Roth, Crystal (Kyle) Kotrba, Bill (Laura) Roth, Amber (Jake) Turner, Monica Roth and 5 great-grandchildren; siblings Ed (Deloris) and Lenora; nieces and nephews and friends. Private family interment.

Slanga, James Edward
September 13, 1946 - January 15, 2015
Age 68 of East Bethel, passed away peacefully at home on Jan. 15, 2015 with his loving family by his side. Survived by wife LeAnn of 43 years; daughters, Stephanie (Chad), Suzanne (Raul), Alyssa (Jake), four adoring grandsons & four siblings. Preceded in death by his parents. Special thanks to Dr. Noel Laudi, Michelle & staff at MN Oncology. In lieu of flowers, memorials suggested to the family. Gathering for family & friends at Jim & LeAnn's home on Wednesday, January 21, 2-5 pm.

Johnson, Kenneth Lester
September 23, 1928 - January 14, 2015
Age 86 of Elk River.

Barth, Sandra Lee (nee Hafey)
September 23, 1954 - January 14, 2015
Age 60 of White Bear Lake.

Larson, Jamie Cal
June 25, 1975 - January 13, 2015
Age 39 of St. Cloud.

Gunvaldson, Ralston Gaylord
July 2, 1924 - January 12, 2015
Age 90 of North St. Paul, passed peacefully at home Jan. 12, 2015. Born July 2, 1924. Survived by 6 children: Diana, Kari, Adele, Christine, John, Erik, 14 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren. Memorial service Thur. Feb. 26, 2pm, St. Mark's Lutheran, 2499 Helen St. North St. Paul.

Behr, James Richard
June 2, 1940 - January 11, 2015
Age 74 of St. Paul, MN Passed away peacefully Jan. 11 surrounded by his loving family. Preceded in death by parents, Charles & Jane and brothers, Tom and Larry. Survived by wife, Carol; children, Rick, Jeff & Pam; 9 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; siblings, Ted, Chuck (Jeanne), MaryAnn & Peggy; many family and friends. Retired Army Vet of 27 yrs., worked in the printed circuit business for 37 yrs. Service at St. Peter Claver Church, 375 N Oxford St., St. Paul. Thur. 1/15, Visitation at 2pm. Mass at 4pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the family.

Hopkins, Phyllis Ann (nee Sowers)
March 8, 1964 - January 10, 2015
Age 50 of Prior Lake.

Love, James Larry
June 20, 1955 - January 9, 2015
Age 59 of St. Paul.

Wise, Karen Marie (nee McClay)
May 7, 1959 - January 9, 2015
Age 55 of South St. Paul. Passed away peacefully at home on Friday, January 9, 2015 after a short battle with cancer. Karen was born in Minneapolis on May 7, 1959 to Richard and Joan McClay and graduated from Richfield High School. On Nov. 23, 2005 she married Marvin Wise in Jacksonville, FL. The couple moved back to Minnesota in 2007. She was preceded in death by her father and two sisters, Nancy Nesbitt and Kathleen Bonner. In addition to Marvin she is survived by her mother; her son, Shane McClay (Clara); nephews, Sam & Nicholas; brother-in-law, Lee Nesbitt; friend, Carol Belton; many other friends. Visitation will be held 9-10:30AM on Saturday, Jan. 24 at Concordia Lutheran Church, 5th Ave S. and Douglas, in So. St. Paul with a memorial service 10:30AM. Memorials preferred to the family.

Bonaguro, Richard
March 7, 1929 - January 9, 2015
Age 85 of Shakopee.

Dworakoski, Joyce Joan (nee Boyd)
September 1, 1942 - January 9, 2015
Age 72 of Mound. On January 9th, 2015 an angel went home to be with Her Lord and family. After a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's, the Lord said, "I have greater things for you to do." Joyce is survived by husband, Roy; children, Scott and Denise; granddaughter, Kaitlyn; siblings, Debby Soderholm and Shirley (Myron) Larson; and many other relatives and friends.  Joyce was active in her church and community for over 30 years. She handled the Meals on Wheels Program and loved helping others. She always touched the lives of anyone that she met and loved God with all her heart. She sang in the choir, worked with children at Mount Calvary Pre-School in Excelsior and always brought joy and happiness wherever she went.  Joyce will be greatly missed by all who loved her. Memorial Service will be at Bethel United Methodist Church, 2116 Commerce Blvd., Mound, MN, on Saturday, Jan. 17 at 11AM with reflections one hour prior followed by luncheon. Private family burial. Memorials preferred to the Alzheimer's Association,www.alz.org or at 800-272-3900.

Ross, Cassondra Lee
March 23, 1947 - January 8, 2015
Age 67 of St. Paul. Passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 8, 2015. Preceded in death by parents and brothers.  Survived by children, Roberta of Fort Worth, TX, Rodney of Dallas, TX, Rosemond of Oakdale, MN; sister, Betsy of St. Paul; Lillie Folks of Tulsa, OK; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral service at St. Peter Claver Church, 375 Oxford St. N, St. Paul on Saturday, Jan. 17 with a visitation one hour prior with a repast following the service.

Svien, Debra Lee
August 15, 1955 - January 8, 2015
Age 59 of Minneapolis. 

Wanamaker, William Robert
August 9, 1926 - January 8, 2015
Age 88 of Princeton. Born in Milaca, MN on 8/9/1926, formerly of Anoka, MN. Survived by his loving family and many memories. Funeral arrangements pending. Full notice later.

Hudalla, Marlene (nee Moran)
February 9, 1937 - January 7, 2015
Age 77, passed unexpectedly on January 7, 2015 in Minneapolis. Born in St. Paul, MN February 9, 1937 and was the only child of Grace and William Moran. She married Iven in 1958 and remained together for 46 years until he passed in 2004. In 1978 they moved to the Brainerd area and were part owners of Morey’s Fish House. In 1984 they opened Iven’s on the Bay Restaurant, where they served the community for over 20 years before retiring in 2004. Marlene is survived by her five sons, Daniel (Paula), Kevin, Christopher (Doug), Brian (Kristina), and Alan. Other survivors include grandchildren; Jason (Kacey), Jordan, Chris, Lindsay, Nicholas, Clayton, Andre, and Alexi, great grandchildren; Ainslie and Annabel. Services will be held in Nisswa and Minneapolis. Saturday January 24th a Memorial Mass at St. Christopher’s (25574 Church Street, Nisswa, MN) 11am, with a visitation one hour prior, and followed by lunch at Iven's on the Bay. Sunday, January 25 a Celebration of Life Service at Unity Minneapolis (4000 Golden Valley Rd, Golden Valley, MN 55422) at 3:30pm, preceded by a visitation thirty minutes prior, and followed by a cocktail reception at Bonefish Grill, St. Louis Park. Regarding flowers, Marlene Hudalla, was a generous, practical and pragmatic woman and would rather see resources used to benefit others. So, in lieu of flowers, memorials in her name are preferred to: charity of your choice or St. Francis Catholic School Foundation (817 Juniper, Brainerd, MN 56401).

Knutson, Donnajean "Donna" Dolores (nee Kavensky)
December 4, 1938 - January 7, 2015
Age 76 of Columbia Heights, passed away peacefully on January 7, 2015. Survived by loving husband of 57 years, Allen; children, Scott (Janel), Lynn (Kelly) Klein, Kevin (Jane), and Mark; 9 beloved grandchildren and 3 beloved great-grandchildren; sisters, Arlene, MaryAnn, and Lee; and many other loving family and friends. Preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Florina; and brother, Kenneth. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to the Autism Society of Minnesota. Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, Jan. 17th, 10:30AM, at St. Hedwig Catholic Church, 129-29th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418 with a gathering one hour prior at church.

Vance, Lawrence Denis
January 8, 1953 - January 6, 2015
Age 61 of Savage.

Thompson (Barunas), Paul Andrew
December 2, 1980 - January 5, 2015
Age 34 of Minneapolis.

Maleski, Kim Renee (nee Leamer)
October 24, 1959 - January 5, 2015
Age 55 of Ramsey.

Wharton, Rosemary D. (nee Dewberry)
December 5, 1927 - January 4, 2015
Age 87 of Roseville.

Kroll, Joseph Thomas
December 6, 1983 - January 4, 2015
Age 31 of Brainerd.

Erlendson Jr., Peter Steven
August 15, 1943 - January 3, 2015
Age 71 of Zimmerman.

Eleazer, Mary Kate (nee Johnson)
August 30, 1956 - January 3, 2015
Age 58 of Inver Grove Heights.

Joplin, Nathaniel
March 24, 1965 - January 2, 2015
Age 49 of St. Paul.

Orcutt, Mary Frances (nee Miiller)
March 26, 1947 - January 2, 2015
Age 67 of Ames, IA, passed away in Minneapolis.

Bauer, Michael Robert
December 16, 1961 - January 1, 2015
Age 53 of Minneapolis.

Nielsen, Joanne Carolyn (nee Schmidt)
October 29, 1960 - January 1, 2015
Age 54 of Vadnais Heights.

Maki, Periann Noreen (nee Diamond)
July 23, 1962 - January 1, 2015
Age 52 of Bloomington.

Carpenter, Frances Joan (nee Feay)
November 5, 1925 - January 1, 2015
Age 89 of Rochester, MN and formerly of Mitchell, SD passed away peacefully on January 2, 2015. Preceded in death by husband, James and son, Thomas. Survived by children, Mary (Robert) Beck, Nancy Flaharty, and Michael (Sandra); grandchildren, Charles (Marcy) Beck, Carolyn (Jeffrey) Eckart, Mackenzie Flaharty, Keegan Flaharty, Kaylene, and Trevor; great-grandchild, Oliver Eckart; and many other loving family and friends. Memorials preferred.  A Memorial Service will be held on Jan. 17, 11AM with a 10:30AM visitation, Johanna Shores, 3220 Lake Johanna Blvd., Arden Hills, MN 55112. Special thanks to the staff at Presbyterian Homes at Johanna Shores for their care and kindness.

Schultz, Paul Fredrick
September 15, 1929 - December 31, 2014
Age 85, of Pine City, MN and formerly of St. Paul, MN, passed away on December 31, 2014. Paul was a Social Studies teacher in the St. Paul School District for many years and he also owned North Star Antiques. Survived by children, Lenette Baker, Gretchen Schultz, and Laurence (Rebecca); many grandchildren and other loving family and friends. Private Service will be held at a later date.

Bruestle, Shirley Ann (nee Moody)
January 26, 1940 - December 31, 2014
Age 74 years, Eagan MN Died Dec. 31, 2014. Preceded in death by parents John & Natalie Moody. Sisters Rochelle & Diana. Survived by husband Hank Bruestle Jr., children Debbie Odean, Dawn Tieben (Mike), Heidi Blomquist (Brad), Keith Bruestle (Kelly), Francheska Wortman (Dan), Andrea Kauder (Josh), Michael Bruestle (Tiffany). 11 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren. Services to be held 6 pm, Jan. 11, 2015 at the Eagan Community Center. 1501 Central Pkwy. Eagan MN. 651-675-5550.

Ashley, Walter Anthony
January 25, 1938 - December 30, 2014
Age 76 of Bloomington.

Lambert, Peggy Ann (nee Leach)
November 12, 1947 - December 30, 2014
Age 67 of Amery, WI.

Wallgren, Marlene Fay
March 17, 1945 - December 29, 2014
Age 69 of North Branch, MN.

Berg, Wayne Eugene
July 30, 1950 - December 27, 2014
Age 64 of St. Paul Park, died unexpectedly on December 27, 2014 surrounded by family and loved ones. Survived by children, Carol (Michael) Moore-Johnson of British Columbia, Christina, Richard, and Martin (Jocelyn); 7 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; a loving second family; and many other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by wife, Sharon. Services are pending.  

Osborne, Beverly Alvira (nee Sawyer)
August 16, 1936 - December 27, 2014
Age 78 of St. Paul.

Graham, Joseph Sydney
April 19, 1953 - December 26, 2014
Age 61 of Farmington.

Franson, Jean Ollie
March 12, 1940 - December 26, 2014
Age 74 of Minneapolis.

Clark, Keith Cameron
November 2, 1942 - December 26, 2014
Age 72 of Fridley. Keith's big kind heart finally gave out on Dec. 26, 2014 at the age of 72. Keith loved the outdoors and nature, and worked in the landscaping business his entire life. He passed his passion for nature onto his children and grandchildren. Keith is survived by his loving wife, Liz, of 48 years; and children, Kristy (Al) Lieder and Jason (Amy) Clark; also grandchildren, Audrey, Ali, JT, Aidan and Lily. A celebration of his life will be held beginning at 1:00 PM Saturday, Jan. 3 at: www.Washburn-McReavy.com Columbia Heights 763-789-4436 4101 Central Ave NE.

Thrall, Gerald "Jerry" Allen
July 20, 1932 - December 26, 2014
Age 82 of Ramsey, MN; formerly of Naples, FL; former owner of Jerry's Plumbing in Coon Rapids; passed away on Dec. 26th. Survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Temple; children, Bruce (Ellen), Steve (Guenhild), Lori Decheine, Cindy (Ted) Hurkman, Kelly Johansen, Mike (Sandra) Johansen; many loving grandchildren & great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Dr. E.P. Donatelle; sister-in-law, Ann Thrall; and extended family. Preceded in death by son, Richard; mother & father; brothers & sisters. Memorials preferred to the family. Celebration of Life Wed., Dec. 31st at 11 a.m.; visitation at 9:30; Zion Lutheran Church, 1601 Fourth Ave., Anoka. Interment at a later date.

Nallick, Dora Mae Sine (nee Sorensen)
April 21, 1925 - December 26, 2014
Age 89 of Ramsey.

Morrissette, Gary Robert
December 10, 1938 - December 25, 2014
Age 76 of Crystal. Interment Wednesday, December 31 at 12:30 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery in Osseo, MN.

Rands, James Aaron
February 26, 1942 - December 24, 2014
Age 72 of Brooklyn Center.

Austreng, Eunice Elizabeth (nee Reichart)
February 3, 1915 - December 23, 2014
Age 89 of Cottage Grove.

Polhemus, Barbara Ann (nee Jacobson)
April 15, 1954 - December 23, 2014
Age 60 of Minnetonka. She preceded in death by her husband Tom and survived by her 4 children and granddaughter. A Memorial service will be held Jan. 9 at 2 PM at Crosstown Covenant Church, 5540 30th Ave S in Minneapolis. Visitation to follow.

Davies, John Griffith
May 1, 1916 - December 21, 2014
Age 98 of Falcon Heights. Service 3 PM February 5, 2015 at First Unitarian Society, 900 Mt. Curve Ave., Minneapolis. Memorials are preferred to Walk-In Counseling or Project for Pride in Living.

Gwyther, Karen Elaine (nee Brewer)
December 26, 1971 - December 21, 2014
Age 42 of Roseville.

French, Edith Alline
July 31, 1919 - December 19, 2014
Age 95 Of St. Paul, MN passed away peacefully on December 19, 2014. Survived by sons, Lou (Judy) Kopischke and Michael (Debbie) French; siblings, Bernie Kopischke and Linda Woods; grandchildren; great grandchildren; and many other loving family and friends. The family is greatly appreciative of the care shown by the staff at Woodbury HCC & HealthEast Hospice. Per her request, no services planned.

Lindgren, Glenn Morris
Januray 26, 1941 - December 18, 2014
Age 73 of St. Paul.

Brooke, Dale Alexander
January 20, 1935 - December 17, 2014
Age 79 of St. Paul. Passed away peacefully after an 8-year struggle with Alzheimer's on December 17, 2014. Survived by wife, Dianne; daughters, Lisa (Mark) Manges and Nancy (John) Peck; granddaughters, Ashley, Grace, and Maggie; step-grandchildren, Jillian (Brandon) and Sam; siblings, Adeline Langer, Ada Hughes, Gloria Duffy, and Richard; brother-in-law, John Gensichen; many other relatives and friends. Celebration of life at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 1465 Victoria St. N, St. Paul. Date and time TBD. Memorials preferred to Alzheimer's Association or The Salvation Army Adult Day Center in Maplewood. 

Pennig, Patricia Ann (nee Roche)
May 21, 1963 - December 16, 2014
Age 51 of St. Paul.

Emrich, Albert Richard
November 18, 1930 - December 16, 2014
Age 84 of Woodbury. Sadly, on December 16,  Albert's big, kind and generous heart stopped
beating. He is mourned by Helga, his wife of 55 years, daughters Gudrun (Aloke Guha), Sigrid (Paul Connors) and his grandchildren Anika, Mira, Peter, Marina and Laura, as well as his sister Helga and many other relatives and friends. Albert was preceded in death by his son Harald. Albert worked as an engineer for 3M Co. for 32 years, first in the International Division, which required much overseas travel, then for the Domestic Tape Division. Albert enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, classical music - as his neighbors can testify - traveling, hiking, gardening and bird watching, but he was to the end an engineer. He will be deeply missed. A memorial service is planned and will be announced later.

Harris, Salvador
December 9, 1973 - December 15, 2014
Age 41 of Foreston, MN, originally of Ebeye Island, Marshall Islands.

McLean, Robert Leonard
October 29, 1958 - December 15, 2014
Age 56 of Lake Elmo. Lost his fight to cancer. He is preceded in death by his parents, Terrance and Charlotte; and grandparents. Survived by wife, Teri; daughter, Crystal (Tony); son, Daniel (Courtney); granddaughters, Char and Gretchen; sister, Cindy (John); brother, Tom; and aunt, Jackie; and many blessed friends. Service Mon, Dec. 29 at Trinity Baptist Church in Maplewood, MN (36 & Edgerton). Visitation at 12 PM; service at 1 PM.

Myllenbeck, William David
April 12, 1957 - December 13, 2014
Age 57 of Roseville, MN passed away unexpectedly Dec. 13, 2014. Preceded in death by his mother, Jean. Survived by his father, Wally; siblings, Steve (Gloria) and Claudia; niece, Sarah and nephew, Evan; other loving family and friends. 17 1/2 year Lake Johanna Volunteer Firefighter and he recently retired from Nardini Fire Equipment Co. He was an avid model railroader and traveler. He will lovingly be remembered for being an irascible curmudgeon! Private family memorial.

Berg, David William
October 9, 1940 - December 13, 2014
Age 74 of St. Paul. Passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on December 13, 2014. Preceded in death by wife, Claudia; brothers Jim and Brian; parents Mahlon and Jean. Survived by sister, Barb; sons, Michael and Eric; grandchildren, Devin, Alex, Chloe, Layla, James, and Marshall; nieces Karita, Megan, Jean, and Laurie; many other extended family members and friends including Steve Stratman. Dave was a teacher, a writer, and master of the English language. We will miss his kindness, razor sharp wit, and incredible sense of humor. He touched the lives of everyone he met. Memorial service to be announced at a later date. Mike and Eric wish dad could have proofredd this before it went to press.

Zollman, James Ives
June 8, 1947 - December 12, 2014
Age 67 of Stillwater. Longtime resident of St. Paul's Eastside. He is preceded in death by parents Marge and Bill and brother John. Survived by daughter Jennifer, sister Pat Harris, brothers Bill (Dian), Bob (Kathleen), Ed (Sue), and many nieces and nephews. Heartfelt thanks to HealthEast Hospice and staff at Pillar's of Oakdale. Private services at later date.

Heggestuen, Colleen Ann (nee Sherman)
March 15, 1954 - December 12, 2014
Age 60 of Audubon, MN, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, surrounded by loved ones. Colleen was born on March 15, 1954 in St. Paul, MN, to Joseph and Elaine (Tierney) Sherman. She married David Heggestuen on December 27, 1975, in Bloomington, MN. Colleen is survived by her husband, David; children, Tim (Jen), Detroit Lakes, MN, Dan (Andrea), Maple Grove, MN, Jennifer (Charles) Kastel, Audubon, MN; mother Elaine Sherman, Eagan, MN; siblings, Joey, Bloomington, MN, Michael, Naples, FL, Mary, Apple Valley, MN; and five grandchildren, Jackson, Kyla, James, Miles, and Collin. She was preceded in death by her father Joseph and brother Timothy. Per her request there will be no service. Please share photos and memories with Tim at theggest@gmail.com.

Snyder, Mark Andrew
January 26, 1960 - December 11, 2014
Age 54 of Minneapolis.

Pavlasek, Heidi Renee
July 8, 1972 - December 11, 2014
Age 42 of Richfield.

Poferl, Sandra Jean
September 28, 1944 - December 11, 2014
Age 70 of Backus, MN passed away peacefully on December 11, 2014 after a short, but hard fought battle with lung & brain cancer. Sandy was born on September 28, 1944 in Norman, OK. Graduated from Oakland High School (CA) in 1962, and married Theodore Owens that same year. She would then marry Martin Poferl in 1977. Community action was a passion of Sandy's: she was a long-time member of the Lions Club, served on the Pine River-Backus School Board for 12 years, and participated in many other community organizations. In her youth she loved theater and musical performance, having roles in a number of Sons of Norway productions. Mom will forever be remembered for her fervor and iron-will, her compassion for others, and her teenage girl-like love of popular culture, especially Twilight and Harry Potter. She was welcomed into heaven by her parents, Eugene and Iowa (Halterman) Poferl; beloved step-mother, Betty Ruth; and cherished uncle and aunts, Howard & Dolores Jarrett, and Gaynelle Ellinson. She will be dearly missed by her loving husband of 37 years, Martin; daughter, Dena Owens-Bowmer; son, Joseph (Jennith); grandchildren, Ashley, Amanda, Jasper, and Zeke; sisters, Sonia Hardgrave & Susie Poferl; nephew, Christopher Hardgrave and niece, Morgan Poferl; special friend (who was more like a sister), Connie (Ed) Duran; many other loving family and friends, and a number of quasi-kids who she loved and they know who they are! Her family was truly blessed by the number of friends and healthcare workers who helped care for Sandy in her final weeks. We are incredibly grateful for your time and compassion. A memorial to celebrate her life will be held at a later date.

Hanson, Joel John
November 2, 1949 - December 11, 2014
Age 65 of West St. Paul.

Hunter, Matthew Eri
May 9, 1973 - December 10, 2014
Age 41 of St. Paul passed unexpectedly on December 10th Preceded in death by parents Norris and Susan. Survived by sister, Charlotte; brother Michael; nieces, Sydney, Shelby, Simone, Adriana; and nephew August. Celebration of Matt's life 5-7pm Wednesday December 17th at Residents Hall on Humboldt, at Cerenity Senior Care, 514 Humboldt Ave., St. Paul 55107.

Lonnon, Phyllis Ann (Disney)
November 1, 1934 - December 10, 2014
Age 80 of Arden Hills.

Lindstrom, Luanne K.
February 15, 1955 - December 10, 2014
Age 59 of Brooklyn Center.

Splett, Ellen Mary (nee McDonald)
August 4, 1939 - December 9, 2014
Age 75, of Mahtomedi, MN (formerly of Lakeville, MN, and Tampa) died December 9 while in hospice care, surrounded by her family and friends. Ellen was born August 4, 1939, in Marshfield, WI, to Lawrence and Eleanor (Michels) McDonald. She graduated from Aquinas High School in LaCrosse, and married LaDon Splett of Onalaska, WI, in 1957. Don and Ellen, together for 45 years until Don’s passing in 2002, were 37-year residents of Lakeville and retired to the Tampa area in 2002. In 2012, Ellen returned to live in Minnesota. She is survived by two sons, Larry (Deb) of Luck, WI, and Stephen (Connie) of Lutz, FL. Ellen is the treasured grandmother of Jamison (Catherine), Katelynn, Breanna, McKenna and Benjamin. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Ellen was preceded in death by devoted husband Don, her parents, and two cherished sisters, Laurette “Letty” Chick and Margaret Dalton. In loving, faith-centered partnership with Don, Ellen – mostly as a working mother – made a happy, nurturing home for her family. One that provided invaluable guidance, security and life lessons for her sons. She will be remembered for unfailing devotion to and care for others, always living the best-possible example of a genuinely selfless daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. As residents of Lakeville, after moving from LaCrosse for Don’s job at Continental Machines in Savage, MN, Ellen and Don were active parishioners of All Saints Catholic Church. Her time in both Minnesota and Florida was filled with numerous friendships that remained all-important to her. Ellen’s family is very grateful for the care, support and friendship provided by Coventry Senior Living staff and residents, Fresenius Medical Care of Maplewood, Gentiva Health Services, Bluestone Physician Services, Dr. Raymond Poor, and a wonderful parishioner support network at St. Jude of the Lake Catholic Church.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, Dec. 27, at St. Jude of the Lake in Mahtomedi, Minn (651-426-3245). Visitation at 10 am. Mass at 11 am. Luncheon following the mass. Interment will be in Florida. In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes memorials to the American Diabetes Association.

Wilson, Frederick Allen
August 3, 1931 - December 8, 2014
Age 83 of New Hope, MN, passed away peacefully on December 8th, 2014. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, December 12, 2014, 11:30AM at Speak the Word International Church, 515 Jersey Avenue S., Golden Valley, MN with a visitation at 11AM. Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Torvinen, Tina Marie (nee Merino)
May 21, 1963 - December 8, 2014
Age 51 of Minneapolis.

Poer, Clinton Thomas
August 3, 1981 - December 8, 2014
Age 33 of Pillager, MN.

Kruse, Russel James
October 28, 1948 - December 8, 2014
Russel Kruse of Rush City, passed away at his home on Monday, December 8, 2014 at the age of 66. Russel James Kruse was born on October 28, 1948 in Rush City to Carl & Ruth (Rodblom) Kruse. He was the youngest of three boys. He played in a band called the "Shy Kind" that played at a lot of area schools and establishments.  He graduated from Rush City High School in 1967 and went right back there to work as a custodian, maintenance boiler operator and bus driver. He retired in 2000 after 32 years in the Rush City School District. Russel married Betty Kalb in May 1968 and they had three children and five grandchildren. He was drafted into the Army in March of 1969 and served until 1971.  A Vietnam Veteran with life membership in the Grothe-Jacobson VFW Post #6692 Russel held many positions over the years.  He was Post Commander 1993-1994.  In 1974, he started building his house, east of Rush City, with the help of his father Carl and many other family and friends. Russel married Trud Nordstrom on December 13, 1975 and his family increased by two children and two grandchildren. Russel enjoyed fishing, hunting and trapping from an early age. He loved animals and had a wide variety over the years. Russel enjoyed traveling and family vacations to many states and locations. After learning of his medical condition Russel wanted to travel more and they became “Arizona snowbirds”, made several trips to Mexico, Vegas, Alaska, London, Paris, Amsterdam and Holland. Russel is survived by his wife Trudy, children: Rhonda (Rodney) Williamson of Pine City, Robin (Loren) Skluzacek of Pine City, Jon Kruse of Vadnais Heights, Rachel (Jesse) Hedtke of Rush City, James Kruse of Rush City; seven grandchildren, brothers: Leon (Melody) Kruse and Lonnie (Sue) Kruse of Punta Gorda, FL. He is preceded in death by his parents Carl & Ruth (Rodblom) Kruse, his sister-in-law Emily Kruse and father-in-law Arnold Nordstrom. Reverend John Beck will officiate at a celebration of Russ's life;  4:00 p.m., Friday, December 12, 2014 at the Olson Funeral Chapel in Rush City with a time of visitation one hour prior to the service also at the chapel. Funeral arrangements for Russel Kruse are entrusted to the Funeral and Cremation Service - Olson Chapel of Rush City. www.funeralandcremationservice.com

Holton, David James
March 18, 1947 - December 8, 2014
Age 67 of Hopkins, passed away December 8th. Preceded in death by sister Sally. Survived by parents James and Bernice; sisters Mary (Don), Karen (Kevin), Barb (Kurt), brother Tom (Judy); brother-in-law Craig (Mary), many nieces, nephews and other relatives. Memorial service 2:00 PM Saturday, 12/13, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 500 Blake Rd., Edina.

Lahouze, Christophe Gabriel Donald "Chris"
November 23, 1978 - December 7, 2014
Age 36 of Minnetonka. He is survived by his parents, Kathleen Lahouze of Minnetonka and Jean-Luc Lahouze of Ustaritz, France, as well as brother, Patrick (Andrea) Lahouze of Hopkins; and niece, Madeleine; grandmother, Joyce (Don) Nelson; many aunts and cousins, companion Heidi, and countless friends. Born Nov. 23, 1978, Chris was preceded in death by his grandparents and older brother, Aymeric. A loyal and thoughtful, open-hearted friend and family member, Chris was known for his generous spirit and always helping people in need. He was a passionate jazz musician and a dedicated employee. He loved Minnesota and its various sports teams, as well as France, his second home. A memorial service is scheduled for 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014 at the Minnetonka Community Center, 14600 Minnetonka Boulevard, Minnetonka, MN 55345. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family are preferred.

Yarborough, Robert (Bob) Allen "51"
April 24, 1968 - December 6, 2014
Age 46 of Shoreview. Bob “51” Yarborough, true gentleman, friend to all, enemy of none, departed this life on Saturday, 12/6/14.  Restored at last to the freedom of the road, “51” roared his way to that great Highway in the sky.  He is survived by his mother Mary Yarborough, sister Eileen Flaherty, nieces Megan and Caitlin, nephew Aidan, devoted caregivers Aunt Barb, Rick and Paul, more close family and many, many friends.  Bob was a big-hearted man who would offer whatever you needed, be it the shirt off his back, or his skilled gifts under the hood of your vehicle.  Those needing a friend needed look no further than “51”. Moreover, he was a man of singular, quiet courage, who met every day with remarkable good cheer, extraordinary strength of spirit, and transcendent grace, following his diagnosis with ALS just a year ago. At Bob’s request, there will no sad memorial service, but rather, a “Redneck Funeral” in his honor, at the North St. Paul American Legion Post #39, (2678 E. 7th Ave., North St. Paul) on Friday, December 12, 2014, with visitation and a light dinner beginning at 5:00 p.m.   There will be a shared toast in joyous celebration of his well-lived life at 7:00 p.m., followed by music, drinks, love, laughter, and lots of “51” stories, as together, we try and imagine his revved up arrival at those Pearly Gates. Memorials preferred to family.

Baca, Herman Fernando "Hank"
December 23, 1933 - December 5, 2014
Age 81, 5-year resident of Apple Valley, but originally of Bellevue, NE. Passed away peacefully December 5, 2014. Preceded in death by parents, Sanforoso & Aurora; brother, Juan; sister, Tula; and grandchild, John. Survived by loving wife of 53 years, Maureen; son, Wayne (Cammie); daughters, Esther (John) O'Brien and Nicole (Jason) Woodrum; 7 grandkids and 2 great-grandkids; 9 siblings; and many other loving family & friends. Graveside Service Wed., Dec. 10, 2pm at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. A loving husband, father, and grandfather will be greatly missed.

Curley, John Timothy
February 11, 1971 - December 5, 2014
Age 43 of Amery, WI.

Johnson, Joan Marion (nee Gaspard)
October 5, 1933 - December 5, 2014
Age 81 of Shoreview. A special kind of person who will be greatly missed by her family and all that knew her. Private Family Memorial Service.

Quiggle, Beverly Ann (nee Carlson)
February 21, 1940 - December 3, 2014
Age 74 of Cambridge, passed away in Arden Hills.

Kehneman, Arline Virginia (nee Hoffman)
January 10, 1942 - December 3, 2014
Age 72 of Minneapolis.

Goedert, Judy Lee (nee Citrowske)
April 8, 1951 - December 2, 2014
Age 63 of Brooklyn Park. Memorial service on Wednesday, December 10 at Living Word Christian Center, 9201 - 75th Ave. N, Brooklyn Park, MN (763-315-7000).

Whitmore, Verga Oliver
November 10, 1949 - December 1, 2014
Age 65 of Minneapolis.

Quinlan, Patricia Lee (nee Thomas)
June 26, 1925 - December 1, 2014
Age 89 of Woodbury.

Carlson, Daniel Ross
October 31, 1959 - December 1, 2014
Age 55 of St. Paul. Died December 1, 2014 after suffering cardiac arrest 3 weeks ago. Dan is survived by his beloved wife Kari and darling daughter Laura. Dan is also survived by his mother Carol his brothers Scott and Robert (Beth), all from Blaine. He is also survived by several uncles and aunts, nephews, nieces, and cousins. Dan is preceded in death by his father Robert A Carlson. A one hour Visitation will proceed a Memorial Service to celebrate Dan's life. Memorial Service: Thursday Dec. 4, 12:00 noon at Abiding Savior Lutheran Church, Mounds View. Memorials preferred.

Selby, Blanche Evelyn
December 16, 1942 - November 29, 2014
Age 71 of Maplewood.

Rumley, Bronson Dwight
November 17, 1936 - November 29, 2014
Age 78 of Crystal.

Fury, Anthony
April 12, 1928 - November 27, 2014
Age 86 of Edina.

Westerman, Travis Lee
October 6, 1954 - November 26, 2014
Age 60 of New Germany, MN.

Lehnen, Scott Joseph
July 16, 1964 - November 23, 2014
Age 50 of Coon Rapids. Passed peacefully at home surrounded by his family on 11/24/2014. Preceded in death by parents, Robert & Marlene; and brother, Keith. Survived by children, Dillon, Courtney (Nick) Vitek, Sierra & Kyla; siblings, Bobby, Terry (Dawn), Pam (Bob) Cole & Dan (Collette); best buddy, Hunter; loving relatives & friends. Visitation will be held SATURDAY, 12/6 from 1-3PM with a Celebration of Life at 3PM, at Gearhart Funeral Home, 11275 Foley Blvd. NW, Coon Rapids. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. GEARHART 763-755-6300 www.GearhartFuneralHome.com

Ecklund, Steven Mark
January 16, 1956 - November 24, 2014
Age 58 of Eden Prairie.

Miller, Helen Grace (nee Nankivell)
November 10, 1910 - November 24, 2014
Age 104 of St. Paul.

Peterson, Ronnie Charles
December 12, 1952 - November 23, 2014
Age 61 of Minneapolis.

Thrun, Walter Robert
March 6, 1959 - November 23, 2014
Age 55 of Minneapolis.

Newton, Tammi Renee (nee Schmitt)
December 8, 1963 - November 22, 2014
Age 50 of Maplewood, passed away peacefully on November 22, 2014 after a long courageous battle with chronic health issues.  She will be missed by her loving husband, Bill; stepchildren, Chris, Jenny, and Nick; siblings, Dave, Tim, John, and Mark; and other loving family and many friends.  Celebration of her life at a later date.  Special thanks to Allina Medical Staff and South View Acres Healthcare Center.

Ozburn, Leta Lynn
March 10, 1952 - November 22, 2014
Age 62 of Champlin.

Anderson, Donna Ruth (nee Gilland)
February 17, 1930 - November 22, 2014
Age 84 of Maplewood. Preceded in death by parents, George and Mae Gilland; brothers Wilbur, Cyril, and Clarence; sisters, Marguerita, Aleta, Mae, Lorraine, Viola, and Jean. Survived by daughter Margee (Doug); grandchildren, Shannon (Donn), Derek (Jenny), and Michael; Great grandchildren, Tyler, Bennett, Emma, Kylie, and Teagan; sisters, Betty, Marge, and Joan, sister in law, Donna. Special thanks to the staff at Ramsey County Care Center, and the Health East Hospice Team. Private family burial at Oakland Cemetery. 

Wikenheiser, Michael Keith "Wick"
November 21, 1956 - November 22, 2014
Age 58 of Maplewood. Mike lived life to the fullest and in Technicolor. He stormed into a room shouting "HEELLOOO" and was a natural comedian. Mike always said his greatest accomplishments were marrying Jackie (Pfoof) and loving their sons, Jamie (wife Laura), Nick (Alicia) and grandsons Mikael and Quinn. Remembered for: "Are you half nuts?", embracing his family and dear friends, his extreme adventures and vacations and his beloved German Shepherds. Private ceremony was held, memorials preferred.

Zell, Darrell Gene
August 12, 1935 - November 21, 2014
Age 79 of Oak Park Heights Passed away peacefully at home Nov. 21st with his wife and children by his side. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Avias (Vi); sons, Brad (Eileen), Jeff (Jo), and Les (Nancy); daughters, Denise Mogren (Pat), Deanne Leone (Rich), and Jodi Collette (Tony); grandchildren, Lara (Sean), Lana, Amanda (Kevin), Andrew (Cherie), Max (Melanie), Alex (Julia), Ben (Gabby), Michael, Cece, Madeline, Louisa, Vince, David, Neil, Daniel, Joe, Maggie, Sophia, Franklin, Katie, and Lizzie; great grandchildren, Elise, Colin, Margot, Kirsten, Lukas, Mikella, and Adrienne; brother, Duane (Bonnie); nieces, nephews, extended family & friends too many to count. Preceded in death by parents, Alice and Merrill; brothers, Joseph and James; and granddaughter, Isabella. Darrell was born August 12, 1935 and raised in Lindstrom, MN, where he married his high school sweetheart, Avias Peltier. He was a loving husband and devoted family man who will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Funeral Mass and visitation Sat. Dec. 6, 2014 - St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Lake St. Croix Beach, MN. Visitation 9:30-11:00, Memorial Tributes and Performances 11:00-12:00. Mass 12:00 with luncheon to follow.

Gavert, Kathy Amy (nee Hague)
November 12, 1942 - November 21, 2014
Age 72 of Chanhassen.

Carman, Jeffrey Lynn
March 22, 1955 - November 20, 2014
Age 59, formerly of Neenah, WI. Passed away 11/20/14 in Minneapolis, MN. Services Pending.

Slais, Doris June (nee Kukas)
June 15, 1931 - November 20, 2014
Age 83 of Brooklyn Center.

Tykwinski, Roetta Rae (nee Hammond)
September 14, 1946 - November 19, 2014
Age 68 of Minneapolis. Passed away peacefully surrounded by family on 11/19/2014.  Survived by husband, William; children, Michael, Philip, Peter, David, Sara; 6 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; siblings, Wanda, Jan, Rich; mother, Grace; and other relatives and friends.  Private family services.

Auge, Gregory Dale
April 11, 1946 - November 18, 2014
Age 68 of St. Paul. Passed away on November 18, 2014 peacefully at home. Survived by loving wife, Cathy Cormican; daughter, Mikki (Mike) Dickey and their children, Harley, Hayden & Hallie; son, Brett and his sons, Blake & Luke; stepchildren, Leah, Jared, and Kyle; grandchildren, Jacob, Brandon, Payton & Brooklyn; and many other loving family & friends. He was a business owner on the East Side (Jolly Tyme Favors, The Peg Restaurant at MN State Fair, and 1990 Eastwind Winter Carnival). Forever remembered for being the life of the party, and the laughter that will never stop. Memorial Gathering, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2PM-5PM, Maple Oaks Phalen Park Chapel, 2585 Stillwater Road, St Paul, MN 55119.

Davis, Marjorie Ann (nee Van Brunt)
July 10, 1937 - November 18, 2014
Age 77 of Fridley, passed away peacefully at home on 11/18/2014. Preceded in her journey to God's promised land by her parents, Sylvester & Marjorie Van Brunt; daughter, Denise Davis-Schaaf; sister, Virginia Benzing; sister-in-law, Jane Van Brunt; and brother-in-law, Robert E. Davis. Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 57 yrs., Duane E. Davis; children, Doreen Davis (John Walker), Christie (Brian) Autry, and Lee Davis (Renea Senander); step-daughter, Debbie Steiner; 9 Grandchildren; 4 Great Grandchildren; siblings, Gerald Van Brunt of NJ and Marie (Roger) Marriott of MI; countless other loving friends and family members. She will be greatly missed. Memorial Mass, Sat., Nov. 22, 2014, 11 AM and visitation at 10 AM all at Immaculate Conception Church, 4030 Jackson St., Columbia Heights, MN 55421.

Johnson, Jonica Ann
February 6, 1951 - November 17, 2014
Age 63 of Lakeville.

Pitts Jr., George Andrew
October 15, 1938 - November 17, 2014
Age 76 of Andover, died peace-fully at home surrounded by his loved ones on Nov. 17, 2014. He leaves behind his wife of 51 years, Kathleen; daughters Elissa and Adrienne (Brian); grandchildren Brandon, Kramer, Travis, Max and Rachel; siblings Barbara and Ruth and several nieces, nephews and close friends. George was preceded in death by parents George and Florence, sister June and brother Richard. George was a loyal husband, wonderful provider and beloved grandpa. He enjoyed fishing, camping and canoeing in the BWCA. He was a Vikings and Gophers fan and enjoyed attending his grandchildren's sporting events, gardening and spending time with family and friends. He was an Army veteran and active union member while working as a welder at FMC for 30 years. He will be missed by all who knew him. Private memorial service to be held at a later date.

Hahn, Joyce Ann (nee Barrett)
December 10, 1938 - November 17, 2014
Age 75 of Eagan.

Hanson, Jacquelyne Marie "Jackie"
December 12, 1951 - November 16, 2014
Age 62 of St. Paul. She is missed by her husband of 31 years Russ Sehon, son Owen Sehon, and brother Curt Hanson. Valued employee of Kowalski's Grand Market. Proud Macalester alumna. Her broad interests and sense of humor made her a joy to know. Memorial service Sat. Nov. 22, 2014 at St. Frances Cabrini Church 1500 Franklin Ave. S.E. Minneapolis. Visitation 1 hour prior. No floral arrangements. Memorial preferred. Bring a flower to add to the vase, if you like.

Wright, Cynthia Lee (nee Kalmen)
September 8, 1955 - November 14, 2014
Age 59 of White Bear Lake.

LaRouche, Ralph Stockford
February 14, 1941 - November 13, 2014
Age 73 of Forest Lake, MN.

Gaertner, Stephen Dominic
September 14, 1947 - November 13, 2014
Age 67 of River Falls, WI.

Cooper, Richard Edison
October 24, 1917 - November 13, 2014
Age 97 of Rush City, MN. Veteran of World War II, one of eight children to William Cooper and Alma Morton Cooper. Preceded in death by wife Olivia. Survived by daughter Laura Moore; grandchildren Calvin, Jillian, Cassandra; great granddaughter Stella; many nieces, nephews and cousins. He taught art at Minnehaha Academy and several schools in MN and WI, including classes for Native American children by Lake Superior. His beautiful oil paintings hang in churches and private homes. Funeral service 1:30 pm Sunday, Nov. 30 at Living Waters Fellowship Church, 915 W. 8th St., Rush City, MN. Graveside service Thursday, Dec. 4, 10:45 am Ft. Snelling National Cemetery, gate 2, assembly area 4. Reception to follow.

Strickland, Stephanie Rochelle
June 22, 1956 - November 11, 2014
Age 58 of Minneapolis.

Moberg Sr., Gerald Duane
January 27, 1956 - November 11, 2014
Age 58 of Inver Grove Heights.

Robbe, Mark Allan
March 6, 1947 - November 11, 2014
Age 67 of Brooklyn Center. Mark grew up in Robbinsdale, MN. He was the bassist in The Upper Division for 10 years in the 70s. He loved music and boating. Mark was known for his sense of humor. It was his humor and positive attitude that got him through his 14 year battle with cancer. Mark was preceded in death by parents; son, Scott and sister, Judy Starker. Survived by partner, Kathy Milford; daughter, Jill (Scott) Lee; son, Stephen (Jamie); daughter-in-law, Tiffany Robbe; step-children, Nichole (Mike) Koustrup, Chad Milford; brother, Tom; sister, Cindy (Skip) Levin; 14 grandchildren; life long friend, Kathy Waletich; ex-wife, Carol Hedin; and many other relatives and friends. Services will be held on November 21 at 11 AM with visitation 1 hour prior at Elim Lutheran Church, 3978 W Broadway, Robbinsdale, MN. Burial at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens.

Volden, Mary Lee (nee Skahen)
December 5, 1922 - November 10, 2014
Age 91, of Minneapolis, passed into heaven November 10, 2014 just shy of her 92 birthday surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, John (Bud ) Volden. Survived by her 7 children, Laurey Johnson (Virgil), Marilyn Schaefer (Jim), Carolyn Larson (Ron), Jackie Gallagher (Mike), Penny Hanson (Mark), Cherie Smith (Tony), John Volden (Mona); 18 grand-children; 30 great-grand children; sister, Lolly Douglas; brother, Thomas Skahen, (Sally); and many loving nieces and nephews. Mary Lee was full of love and touched everyone that she encountered in her life in a very special way, instilling strong spirituality, love and honor to all of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren who have been indelibly touched by her amazing spirit. Mass of Christian burial at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Chapel, Minneapolis, MN, November 15, 2014; 10:00 AM. Rosary 9 AM prior to Mass at St. Anthony Chapel. Memorials preferred to St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Chapel or Catholic Elder Care Home.

Payton Jr., Hollis
March 12, 1944 - November 10, 2014
Age 70 of Minneapolis, originally of Eudora, AR.

Vick, Kenneth Douglas
January 30, 1941 - November 10, 2014
Age 73 of Vadnais Heights.

Villanueva, Robert Mendoza
October 13, 1950 - November 9, 2014
Age 64 of Roseville.

Christian-Plaskett, Phoenix Elodia (nee Christian)
May 5, 1961 - November 9, 2014
Age 53 of Woodbury, originally from Fredricksted, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.

Anderson, Michael Ray
December 16, 1956 - November 8, 2014
Age 57 of Minneapolis.

Paben, Leroy Eugene
July 16, 1939 - November 8, 2014
Age 75, of Maple Grove.

Klipstein, Paul Wylie
May 9, 1949 - November 8, 2014
Age 85, of Hudson, WI.

Borchert Sr., David Allen
September 26, 1949 - November 8, 2014
Age 65, of St. Paul, passed away peacefully November 8, 2014. Survived by son David (Jr.); daughter-in-law Donna (Raway); grandchildren, Jonathan, Jeremy, Jacob, Josephine, and Joseph. & David's (Jr.) mother, Linda (Zika). No services at this time. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family for help with funeral expenses, 1552 McAfee St. St. Paul, MN 55106.

Stanchfield, Arneta Dorothy (nee Wiedewitsch)
August 30, 1923 - November 6, 2014
Age 91 of Princeton, MN.

Soboleski, Allan John
July 2, 1943 - November 4, 2014
Age 71 of Belle Plaine, MN.

Schroeder McCann, Pamela Jean
June 13, 1965 - November 4, 2014
Age 49 of East Bethel, passed away November 4, 2014. Survived by her sons, Lucas and Jacob; fiance, Rick Lawson; parents, Verdell and Doris Schroeder; sisters, Carmen (Nick) Anderson and Alison (Dan) Schmitz, nieces and nephews, Tyler (Paige), Mitch, Nate, Sam, Kendra, Kaylie, and JR Lawson. Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, November 8th, 2014, at 11:00 am at St. Joseph of the Lake Catholic Church, 171 Elm Street, Lino Lakes, MN. Gathering of family and friends 1 hour prior to service. Luncheon following at The American Legion, Lino Lakes. Pam and Rick loved spending time outdoors - hunting, fishing and enjoying nature. Memorials may be given in Pam's name to Carlos Avery State Wildlife Mgmt Center, 5463 W. Broadway, Forest Lake, MN 55025. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Mercy Hospital ICU staff, Dr. Ryan Dailey, and her spiritual "sister" Rev. Jodi Barry for the wonderful care she received.

Guarino, Frank Salvatore
April 5, 1946 - November 4, 2014
Age 68 of Daytona Beach FL, passed away in Minneapolis, MN.

Mohinani, Ganga Naraindas (nee Harjani)
September 14, 1916 - November 4, 2014
Age 98 of Minneapolis, passed away peacefully on Nov. 4th, 2014. Preceded in death by her husband, Naraindas. Will be lovingly missed by children, Gobind (Rita), Kamla Mahbubani, Kanta (Kotu) Rajwani, Chatru (Wendy); 14 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren; many other loving family and friends. Memorial Service, Tue. Nov. 11th, 7pm, Fourth Baptist Church, 900 Forestview Ln., Plymouth, MN. Memorials to Fourth Baptist Missions.

Prozinski, Raymond John
January 19, 1926 - November 3, 2014
Age 88, of Robbinsdale, born 1/19/1926, passed away suddenly but peacefully Nov 3, 2014. Preceded in death by parents Max & Elizabeth. Survived by his sisters June Vashro and MaryAnn Gambucci, his ex-wife Janet, their children David, Michael (Vicki), Dan (Sue Park), Steven, Kathleen, grandchildren Benjamin, Jason, Lauren, Emmeline, and Oona. Ray enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1943 and served in Europe as a tail gunner on a B-17, flying 14 missions over Germany and France. His decorations include the Purple Heart. Ray was also a veteran of the Korean War and flew an F-80. He was a dedicated salesman for Coca-Cola and Duro-Test Lighting. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and singing at the piano bars around town. He was a member of the Eighth Air Force Historical Society of Minnesota and cherished Wednesday lunch meetings with his friends there. Ray had a long and good life and he will be deeply missed by his many loving relatives and friends. Memorial Service Saturday, November 15 at 10 am with a visitation 1 hour prior at Our Lady of Victory Church, 5155 Emerson Ave N, Minneapolis 55430; lunch to follow. Private interment St. Mary Cemetery, Shakopee. Memorials to Our Lady of Victory or Audubon Minnesota.

Tierney, Timothy Edward
January 9, 1954 - November 3, 2014
Age 60 of Champlin. Born January 9. 1954 in Hibbing, MN, Tim was one of eleven children. Preceded in death by father Edward Tierney, mother Marcia Laessig Tierney, second mother Ardell Gjernes Tierney, and brother Patrick. Survived by his children Daniel, Elizabeth "Izzy Girl" (Joe) Kawecki, Michael (Maggy), best buddy grandson Rowan, good friend and former wife Valerie Tierney, siblings Kathleen V. (Bob) Steenson, Kathleen A. (Ron) Gunderson, Clayton Barry (Anita), Colleen (James) Doherty, Eileen (Mike) Kelly, Thomas (Maria), Susan (Jeff) Radde, Mary (John Prosser), Margaret (Brian) Good-nough, and many dear extended family and friends. Known for his love, hilarious wit, eclectic style, and the organized chaos of his Man Cave, Tim was a collector of friends and things and will live on forever in our hearts and memories. A special thanks to Kaveh Rahmani, his personal care attendant and dear friend. Thanks as well to Fairview Hospice for adding comfort to his final days. A service to celebrate Tim's life will be held Monday, November 10th at 11am. Visitation 10am. Living Word Christian Center. 9201 75th Ave. N. Brooklyn Park, MN 55428. Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers. www.caringbridge.org

Mittelstaedt, Donald Rae
August 11, 1927 - November 2, 2014
Age 87 of Albertville, passed away Nov. 2, 2014. Preceded in death by wife, Anna Jane, daughter, Nancy Novotny and great-grandson, Derek Debner. Survived by daughters, Susan (Bryant) Debner and Jane (Randy) Debner; sons, Chuck (Dee Dee) and Todd (Kelly); 14 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral service Saturday, Nov. 15, 11 AM, Discover Church, 1400 81st Ave N., Brooklyn Park. Visitation one hour prior to service. Interment will be held Sunday, Nov. 16, 11 AM. Mound Cemetery, Ortonville, MN.

Knight, Roger Dale
July 5, 1951 - November 1, 2014
Age 63 of St. Paul.

Robinson, Steven Jeffery "Jeff"
December 31, 1968 - November 1, 2014
Lost his battle with glioblastoma in the comfort of his Minneapolis home on Nov. 1. Jeff was 45 years old. Jeff is survived by his wife, Marti Martin Robinson; sister Beverly Robinson Hise; brothers Calvin, Will, Frank, and Tom Robinson; his beloved aunt Helen; and numerous extended family and friends. He is preceded in death by mother Clara Nell and father Wallace I. Robinson.Jeff was born on Dec. 13, 1968 in Milton, FL. In his 20s, Jeff identified as a writer, a cook, a punk rocker. In the early '90s he moved to Mpls where he continued on his culinary path at several area restaurants. In 2011 he married the love of his life on a crisp and joyous fall evening. Jeff was a chef, gardener, bicyclist and music & book lover. He loved animals and is now reunited with several of his pets. He was kind, empathetic and gracious, with a dry, mischievous sense of humor. He will be eternally remembered for his quiet, welcoming smile, his sweet demeanor, and the many dishes he created and lovingly served. A Memorial Service is planned for Tue., Nov. 11, 2014 at Hiawatha Church, 4155 41st Ave S, Mpls, with a celebration of Jeff's life to follow at Northbound Smokehouse Brewpub. All are welcome. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Jeff's name to bestfriends.org. A link for condolences may be found on Jeff's facebook page. Thank you to everyone who helped Jeff on this journey.

Warner, Dennis Paul
March 3, 1948 - November 1, 2014
Age 66 of St. Paul. Passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Nov. 1 and is now home with his Heavenly Father. Survived by wife, Karen; children, Melissa (Aaron) Wimsett, Kyle (Stephanie); and granddaughter, Aria. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, Nov. 7 at 10:30AM with visitation at 9AM at St. Pascal's, 1757 Conway St., St. Paul. Memorials preferred to Catholic Relief Services or Feed My Starving Children.

Cervenka, Benjamin Frank
December 14, 1982 - October 31, 2014
Age 31 of St. Paul. Died October 31, 2014, at Regions Hospital in St. Paul from Cystic Fibrosis. He was a 2001 graduate of Cook County High School in Grand Marais and University Wisconsin-Milwaukee where he lived until 2013 and became known as a singer/ songwriter. He is survived by his mother, Anne Cervenka (Humphrey); father, Frank W. Cervenka; brother, Joseph Bailey Jacobson; nephew, Joseph Jacobson; aunts; uncles; cousins; and many, many friends. A service will be held Saturday, November 8, at 11 AM with visitation one hour prior at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, 900 Stillwater Rd., Mahtomedi, MN 55115. Reception to follow from 1-4 PM at the Czech Sokol Hall, 383 Michigan St., St. Paul, MN 55102. Donations welcome to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Ben wished for people to participate in organ donations for transplants.

Brown, Helen (nee Tyler)
August 15, 1936 - October 31, 2014
Age 78 of Burnsville. Funeral service Saturday, November 15 at 11:00 A.M., with visitation 1 hour prior, at New Salem Missionary Baptist Church, 2507 Bryant Ave. N, Minneapolis. Interment to follow at Crystal Lake Cemetery.

Ender, Arthur William
March 11, 1926 - October 31, 2014
Age 88 of Hopkins.

Balogh, Elizabeth (nee Forian)
November 13, 1931 - October 30, 2014
Age 82 of Spring Lake Park, originally of Karcag, Hungary.

Schmatz, Richard "Dick" Vernon
July 30, 1939 - October 29, 2014
Age 75 of Princeton, MN, was born on July 30,1939 in Princeton, MN to Raymond and Hazel (Bergeron) Schmatz. He was united in marriage to Cynthia Koppendrayer-Bouma in Princeton, MN on July 17, 1975. Dick worked as a mechanic for Fingerhut for more than twenty years and at Cohn-Feldman Manufacturing for five years. After a car accident in 1984 he became self-employed and did many jobs for the VA & FMHA until 1994 when he became disabled from a severe heart problem. Dick loved river fishing and deer hunting. He also spent a lot of time out at the family farm in his last years. Dick is survived by his wife Cindy of Princeton; two sons Jeffrey (Sandy) of Monticello and Ricky of St. Cloud; stepson Troy (Angela) Bouma of Clear Lake; eight grandchildren Stacy, Kassidy, Wesley, Charity, Ricky Jr., Ashley, Alyssa, and Alanna; three step-grandchildren Samuel, Adam and Ava; six great-grandchildren, Aubrey, Teigen, Cash, Kyle Jr., Kane, and Klide; sister Mary (Victor) Spiczka and  brother-in-law Clifford Peterson all of Princeton. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters Bonnie Schultz and Marlys Peterson, and brother Vernon Schmatz. 

Naddy, Dorothy
January 28, 1926 - October 29, 2014
Age 75 of Maplewood, originally of Chicago, IL.

Malmberg (Devroe), Brent Landon
December 2, 1968 - October 29, 2014
Age 45 of Stillwater, MN. Private family services will be held.

Sheets, Lee Alan
May 22, 1960 - October 28, 2014
Age 54 of Crosby, MN.

Graham, Terry Lee
July 15, 1936 - October 28, 2014
Age 78 of Stillwater, passed away peacefully at home on Oct. 28, 2014. Survived by wife, Muriel; children, Mike, Doug, and Heidi; also by loving stepsons, Scott (Deanna) & Ross (Belle) Poppenberger, and Eric Suchy; and 4 grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by many friends & family. A private remembrance of his life is planned for a later date.

Kartarik, John Theodore
December 8, 1939 - October 27, 2014
Age 74 of Hibbing.

Greenfield, Janice Naomi
October 12, 1942 - October 26, 2014
Age 72 of St. Paul. A devoted and conscientious mother to two sons, a friend to a host of diverse people, an ardent environmentalist who loved to hug trees, and an accomplished folkdancer, contradancer and English Country dancer, Jan died in her home from lymphoma on Sunday morning, 26 Oct 2014. As a mother she modeled friendliness, diligence, intellectual curiosity and acceptance of others; as a spouse she coaxed her husband into becoming a better man; as a friend she was reliable, loyal and forgiving. She departed this life in the same honest and principled manner as she had lived it, and was buried in a simple ceremony on 27 October with six of her immediate family in attendance. Jan is survived by her former spouse Roger Forsberg, sons Brian (Heather) and Jev (Rachelle), brother and sister-in-law Walt and Angie Greenfield and several cousins, nephews and nieces. Memorials preferred to Tapestry Folkdance Center (Minneapolis).

McLean, Laura Ann
March 10, 1960 - October 26, 2014
Age 54 of Maplewood. Loving Mother, Sister, Friend Passed with devoted son and loving family at her side after a courageous battle with Breast Cancer. She will be deeply missed by loving son Kyle McLean (Megan Shanahan), brothers David (Carol), Mark (Cathy), sister Terry Logajan (Gery), nieces, nephews, family, friends and co-workers. She loved her work as a surgical tech. at St. John's hospital. Was preceded in death by parents Ralph and Geraldine McLean. Please join family and friends for a celebration of Laura's life Sunday, November 9th, 1-4PM at Guldens Restaurant, Maplewood.

Bagne, Michael Joseph
February 19, 1936 - October 25, 2014
Age 78 of Coon Rapids, formerly of Mora. Born February 19, 1936, passed away peacefully at Our Lady of Peace Home on the 25th of October. Survived by sister, Carole Duback; son Craig (Debra) Bagne; daughter Carin (Ken) Snell; grandchildren Brooke (Richard), Travis, Kayti, Mady, Hannah, Danielle, Alex, and Sarah; great grandchildren Jackson, Payton, and Skylar and many other relatives and friends. Memorial service 11am Saturday the 1st of November at Prairie Oak Community Church, 1657 161st Ave NW, Andover, MN 55304. Visitation 1 hour prior to service. 763-434-8191.

Bengtson, Ellen Loretta (nee Reiten)
May 30, 1947 - October 24, 2014
Age 67 of Minneapolis MN, passed away Friday, October 24. She died peacefully at Our Lady of Peace Home surrounded by family and friends. A graveside service will be held at Granite Falls City Cemetery on Sunday, Nov 2 at 2 PM with fellowship to follow at Hawk Creek Lutheran Church, rural Sacred Heart.  Ellen was born on May 30th, 1947 to Melvin and Annamae (Roudebush) Reiten of Granite Falls, MN.  Ellen was baptized at Congregational Church in Granite Falls and confirmed Hawk Creek Lutheran Church in rural Sacred Heart, MN. She graduated from Granite Falls High School, and later attended Lutheran Bible Institute in Golden Valley, MN. She received a B.A. in Sociology from Winona State University.  Ellen dedicated her life to helping others as Senior Advocate in Winona MN, and other vocations serving seniors and people with disabilities. Most recently, Ellen volunteered at the Little Kitchen Food Shelf in Minneapolis MN. In addition to the people she served, animals of all stripes held a place in Ellen's heart, and she spent many hours volunteering for The Humane Society of Winona MN and Compassionate Action for Animals of Minneapolis MN.  Ellen is survived by her children Erik Bengtson and Brita Bengtson, both of Minneapolis, MN, and by siblings Odell Reiten, Wayne (Lois) Reiten, Harry (Marti) Reiten, Joyce (Mark) Bigaouette.  Memorials preferred to Our Lady of Peace Home, Little Kitchen Food Shelf, or Compassionate Action for Animals.

Kumagai, Ruth Kazue (nee Wakabayashi)
August 10, 1922 - October 23, 2014
Age 92 of Brooklyn Center, MN, passed away peacefully at home on October 23, 2014. Born August 10, 1922 in Hanna, WY. Preceded in death by parents Zenjuro and Yoriko; husband Harry; brothers Fred and Roy. Spanning five family generations, she is forever remembered by her: son Robert (DeDe Van Slyke); grandson Nathan (Amanda); great grandchildren Alanna, Jude, and Aubrey; grandson Philip (Katie), great grandchildren Ellie and Noah, and Angi (Aaron) Anika Van Slyke-Crouch; and also by brother Henry. Private family observance and interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, MN. In lieu of flowers, memorials to The American Heart Association preferred. Living from her Christian faith and her heart, she quietly inspired love and caring in the lives of others. To all her cherished family and friends, there is gratitude. Following a gathering of families, she passed peacefully from this world into the loving embrace of God, who is our hope.

Lima, Gertrude Edith (nee Ojala)
December 30, 1916 - October 23, 2014
Age 97 of Superior, WI. Born Nov. 30, 1916 in Marengo, WI and passed away Oct. 23, 2014 in Minneapolis, MN. Preceded in death by parents, siblings, husband, Joseph; her sons, Edward, Paul, and John; grandson, Johnny. Survived by grandchildren, Angela "Hershey", Joe & Nils Lima and Randy Lima; daughter-in-law, Ann Reeves; other family, Peter, Irene, Cathy, and Lonna and others lost to time and distance. Gertie had been active in Grandmothers for Peace, read & worked for Työmies (the Worker) Newspaper, and always voted in elections.  She loved music, her cat Mina, and in her youth, dancing. She was an excellent hostess: visiting her home was always a warm and happy occasion. A small memorial will be held later this month.

Trowbridge, Jennifer Alicia
May 9, 1958 - October 22, 2014
Age 56 of Minneapolis.

Wilke, Carol Catherine (nee Bierwerth)
November 10, 1932 - October 22, 2014
Age 81 of Vadnais Heights.

Hanrahan, Sean Joseph
October 27, 1945 - October 22, 2014
Age 68 of Minneapolis.

Borowski, Bernard Richard
April 16, 1945 - October 22, 2014
Age 69 of St. Paul.

Nicolas, Merideth Joan "Meri Jo" (nee Fleur)
December 19, 1948 - October 21, 2014
Age 65 of St. Paul, passed away on October 21, 2014 Preceded in death by her parents, John H. and Betty; and step-mother, Sharon. Survived by son, Thomas "TJ" Fleur; siblings, John (Linda), Robert (Rachel), Elizabeth Roosdett, and Cynthia (Cyd); stepsister, Suzanne Rice; close friend, Wanda Ose, and many loving family and friends. Memorial Service, Sat., Oct. 25, 3PM, Salvation Army-St. Paul, 1019 Payne Ave. with a visitation one hour prior.

O'Brien, Michael A.
August 12, 1920 - October 20, 2014
Age 94 of St Paul died after a five year struggle with Alzheimer's. Preceded in death by parents Christopher Dillon and Mary Foley O'Brien, siblings Christopher, Mary Louise, Thomas, Jessie, Craig. Survived by wife of 67 years Polly, children: Sandy & Judy & their children Drew (Carrie Valverde), Tara (Rob) Cain, Katie (Benjamin) Dillon; Craig & Maureen & their family; Elizabeth & Olav & their family; 8 great grandchildren many, many nieces, nephews and cousins. Michael's great grandparents came from Ireland and settled on Madeline Island in 1857. A lifelong St Paul resident, Michael attended St Paul Academy and enlisted in the Army Air Force and became a B-24 pilot during WWII. He was awarded the Air Medal and Distinguished Flying Cross. Following the war, Michael became the luckiest man in St Paul when he met Polly Goodrich of Winnetka, Il. They were married in 1947 and raised their family in Highland Park. Michael had a career in the insurance business and pursued his other great loves (in addition to his wife and family): flying, spending summers on his beloved Madeline Island, lawn mowers, extra thick chocolate malts, Polly's chocolate sauce, chocolate chip cookies, brownies, Hershey Bars, Milky Ways, well you get the idea . The family wishes to express its utmost gratitude to all the staff at the Minnesota Vet's Home, Building 19, 2nd Floor, Willow Way, for the wonderful, diligent and sensitive care they provided to Michael and all the veterans in their care. A memorial service will be held at Mendakota Country Club on Wednesday, November 5, 4-7pm. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Gillette Children's Hospital or choice of donor.

Stebakken Markgraf, Tamela Jean (nee Kittelson)
July 13, 1961 - October 20, 2014
Age 53 of Morton, MN.

Oliver, Kimberly Ann
December 31, 1966 - October 19, 2014
Age 47 of Bloomington.

Hershkovitz, Gertrude May (nee Lester)
April 24, 1932 - October 18, 2014
Age 82 of Brooklyn Park. Loving Mother and Grandmother, Sister and Friend. Passed away peacefully on October 18, 2014. Preceded in death by husband, Soley. Survived by children, William (Arlene), Betty (Henry), Harry (Luann), and Dave (Sue Hanson); 8 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; siblings, June, Dorothy, Marian, Melvin, Doris; and many other relatives and friends. Memorial service on Oct. 26 from 2-5pm at Trinity Apartments, 2800 E 31st St., Minneapolis. Call Dave for questions or directions 612-315-5475. Interment at Fort Snelling on Monday 10/27 at 2:30pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred. Gertrude will be greatly missed.

Johnson, JoAnne Carol (nee Wohlford)
August 13, 1937 - October 18, 2014
Age 77 of New Brighton.

Nichols, James Patrick
April 24, 1945 - October 17, 2014
Age 69, of Columbia Heights, passed away 10/17/14. Preceded in death by wife Patricia. Survived by son James (Julie), daughter Jean (Trever), 16 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; many family and friends. Visitation Wednesday October 22, from 5-8 PM, Washburn-McReavy Funeral Home, 2300 Old Shakopee Rd., Bloomington (952-884-8145). Mass of Christian Burial Thursday at 10 AM, Nativity of Mary Catholic Church, 9900 Lyndale Ave. S., Bloomington with a visitation one hour prior to Mass at church.

Eagan, James Edward
May 25, 1946 - October 16, 2014
Age 68 of Albert Lea.

Crocker, Elizabeth "Cloris Mae" (nee Hart)
November 24, 1924 - October 16, 2014
Age 89, originally of Muskegon, MI, passed away in St. Paul.

Costello, Teresa Ann
October 15, 2014 - October 15, 2014
Age 54 of Minneapolis.

Gullickson Jr., Donald Gunnard
November 11, 1958 - October 15, 2014
Age 55 of Mounds View, went home to be with the Lord on October 15, 2014. Survived by loving wife, Christine; son, Luke; parents, Donald Sr. and Blossom of St. Anthony Village; sister, Lynn (Steve) Spencer of Skokie, Illinois; many other relatives and friends. Donald was a graduate of the Univ. of MN before attending Dallas Theological Seminary and later graduating from Trinity Seminary in Deerfield, Ill. He and Christine Vrieze were married on Nov. 9, 1996. Don was involved with Equipping the Saints Ministry (Navigators) for several years and then began his own ministry, Fillin’ the House Ministry. Don was diagnosed with lung cancer on August 7, 2014. Funeral service Saturday, Oct. 18, 10:30 AM at GracePoint church, 2351 Rice Creek Rd, New Brighton. Visitation one hour prior to service. Interment Sunset Memorial Cemetery followed by lunch at GracePoint. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family preferred. The family thanks Dr. Feist and the staffs from the U of M Medical Center, Crest View Nursing Home, and Our Lady of Peace Hospice. 

Miller, Roma Marie (nee Trautman)
January 8, 1927 - October 15, 2014
Age 87 Arden Hills As of October 15th I'm somewhere over the rainbow waiting to see my children (Kathy, Joe, Nancy), husband (Bob), parents (Rose & Rex), brother (Jerry) and grandson (Ben). I send a big hug to my card playing buddies and all my friends. A very special good-bye to my brother, Jim who has always been there for me. And to my son, Jerry, who has been with me all the way; whom I love dearly. Please give a hug and kiss to all my grandchildren and great-grandchildren. I am grateful my cancer allowed me time to say goodbye to a number of people and for those whom I didn't get to say good-bye to please visit me at Fort Snelling, section 6C-661, and I will listen. XXOO love, Roma.

Tollard, Hazel May (nee Borchardt)
August 2, 1918 - October 15, 2014
Age 96 of North St. Paul.

Chaney, Larry Runyon
April 20, 1934 - October 15, 2014
Age 80 of Bloomington.

Hicks, David Alan
January 27, 1951 - October 14, 2014
Age 63 of Prior Lake.

Page, Trinity Jesse
January 21, 1965 - October 14, 2014
Age 49, will be greatly missed. Passed away unexpectedly Oct 14, 2014. Many enjoyed his humor and artistic abilities. Private memorial. Survived by loving mother and father, relatives and friends. Peace and love.

Meddaugh, Samuel Alan
May 23, 1936 - October 13, 2014
Age 78 of Eagan, MN died on October 13th in his home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Winifred, his brother-in-law John, and his son, Scott. He is survived by his children Anne (Dean), Mark (Janessa), and Lynne; his sisters Joan and Gail (Don); his grandchildren Megan, Ashley, Lauren, Jonathon and Dylan; his great-grandson, Hunter and many friends and relatives. He retired from a lifelong career at Unisys and was active with his ski and orienteering clubs where he had many friends and enjoyed many adventures. He will be greatly missed. Memorial gathering Sunday 10/26 1-5PM, 1740-1750 Kyllo Lane, Eagan.

Falk, Doris Genevieve (nee Anderson)
May 26, 1927 - October 13, 2014
Age 87 of Maple Grove.

Osler, Johnny
November 12, 1946 - October 12, 2014
Age 67 of West St. Paul. Services will be held in Fulton, KY.

Lang, Lorraine Marie
September 7, 1948 - October 9, 2014
Age 66 of St. Cloud. Beloved Mother and Grandmother. Lorraine Lang (Minier) born Septmeber 7th, 1948 to Charles and Hazel Lang. Lorraine was an outgoing and very spirited person.  She enjoyed being with her family and to her grandchildren will always be remembered as Nana Rain.  She will be forever missed by her daughter's Nicole Lang-Wieber (Jeff) and Jessica Minier-Porter (Brandon), her four grandchildren Preston James (9), Austin Alexander (8), Matthew Lawrence (8), and her only granddaughter Madilynn Lorraine (7), named after Lorraine, her two brothers Mike Lang (Joanne), Charles, and missed by her friend and life partner William Minier. She was joined in Heavenly bliss by her father Charles, mother Hazel, brother Larry, sister Marion, and daughter Kimberly.

Larison, Brianna Marie
September 14, 1956 - October 9, 2014
Age 58 of Victoria.

Jereczek, Brian Quincy
November 1, 1956 - October 8, 2014
Age 57 of Shoreview, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on October 8, 2014. He is preceded in death by his father Wallace and brother Larry. Survived by children Jake, Curt, and Kari (Leo), and mom Florence "Pudge" and brothers Dwight, Vernon and Duane and their families. Brian was a fun loving guy who loved his family. He enjoyed the outdoor life and was an active supporter of the kidney foundation. There will be a "celebration of Brian's life" get together with only his close friends and family at the Green Mill restaurant in Shoreview, Minnesota on Saturday, October 11, 2014 (between 1 to 4 pm).

Drennan, Bruce John
May 2, 1967 - October 8, 2014
Age 47 of New Caney, TX.

Tipton, Celeste Myrna (nee Cleveland)
August 13, 1934 - October 8, 2014
Age 80 of St. Paul, originally of Winnebago, NE.

Knox, DeLoris Jean "DeDe" (nee Rodd)
May 28, 1928 - October 5, 2014
Age 86 of Roseville. Passed away surrounded by family on 10/5/2014.  Preceded in death by husbands, John Lewandowski and Priest Knox.  Survived by children, Gary (Chris) and Bobbi (Kathy); grandchildren, Jessica (Peter) Lewandowski Tourek, and Sean (fiancée Nisha); brother, Edward (Liliana) Rodd; and many other relatives and friends.  Celebration of life and memorial service will be held Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 2 PM at Roseville Lutheran Church, 1215 Roselawn Ave. W, Roseville, with a visitation at 1 PM and a light reception luncheon following the service.

Kubat, Mark Alan
April 21, 1965 - October 5, 2014
Age 49 of Ramsey, MN. Survived by loving wife and best friend Terri, sons Calvin and Spencer, parents Bruce (Karen) Kubat and Ann (Jim) Jones, brothers Rich and Jon Kubat, Josh Brehm, and many wonderful aunts, uncle, cousins, mother-in-law, and dear friends. Mark gained the admiration and respect of many along the way. This was especially true this last year as he faced extreme challenges, yet rose above them in an extraordinary way. He loved Jehovah God, wanted others to know Him, and know the truth about what the Bible says. He truly will be missed by many. Service held October 11, 3:00 at The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 13751 Dolomite St NW, Ramsey, MN. Reception to follow at Ramsey City Hall.

Petrell, Ursula (nee Obschernigs)
June 2, 1929 - October 4, 2014
Age 85 of Elk River, MN.

Kuehn, Edward August
November 25, 1947 - October 2, 2014
Age 66 of Minneapolis.

Wagner, Rita Marie (nee Aasen)
August 13, 1952 - October 1, 2014
Age 62 of Maplewood. Private family services.

Nelson, Edmund Kelmer
August 2, 1929 - October 1, 2014
Age 85 of White Bear Lake, departed on Oct.1, 2014. Ed had a distinguished career in hospital administration and consulting highlighted by service on various church and hospital boards, and punctuated by charitable work overseas. A graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Hospital Administration, his career included various leadership positions in hospitals and consulting firms in St. Paul and Minneapolis, MN. In 1963-65 he supervised construction of a hospital in Phoebe Liberia, for the Lutheran Board of World Missions, accompanied by his wife, Marlys and his children Betsy, David and Suzie. In 1991-92 he represented Project Hope to negotiate construction of a pediatric hospital in Shanghai, China. In 1992, Ed and Marlys retired to Brookings, SD, where he continued working for about 10 more years with various hospitals and clinics. He is survived by wife, Marlys; children, Betsy (David Thorson), David (Gloria), and Suzie (Steve Pagel); grandchildren, Tague, Sonja and Berit Thorson, Alex Nelson, Dan (Kathleen) and Chris Babich; and great granddaughter Brynn Babich; sister, Martha Swenson; and many other loving family and friends. Services will be held in Brookings, SD. Memorials should be donated to Alzheimer's research.

Matheny, Sarah Rae
March 18, 1987 - September 30, 2014
Age 27, of White Bear Lake. 

Henson, Carol Marie (nee Boyd)
November 30, 1966 - September 30, 2014
Age 47, of Osseo, MN. 

Leach, Jerry Don
September 1, 1952 - September 29, 2014
Age 62, of Minneapolis, MN. Preced-ed in death by father, Jay Leach, and cousin, Gary Nelson. Survived by mother Beth Leach; aunt Betty Nelson; daughters Abby (Eric) Tuckner, Melissa (Jesse) Tyo, Sarah (Tim) Wegscheider; granddaughter Cheyenne Tuckner; brothers Tom (Margaret) Leach and Jim (Pat) Leach; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. 40 year employee of Target Corporation. Jerry spent much of his free time at St. Olaf Residence Nursing Home with his mother and others. Two memorial services will be held in his honor. One at 10:00 am Tuesday, October 7 at Central Park, 8440 Regent Ave. N., Brooklyn Park. Another will be held at 10:00 am Thursday, October 16 at St. Olaf Residence, 2912 Fremont Ave N, Mpls. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred.

Nichols, Thomas Mark
March 31, 1953 - September 29, 2014
Age 61 of Bloomington, passed away surrounded by family on 9/29/2014. Preceded in death by parents, James & Catherine. Survived by daughters, Tonya (Derek) and Rene; grandchildren, Sammy and Lily; fiance, Shannon; siblings, Bev, Skip, Ken, Tim and Stacey; and many other relatives and friends. Tom enjoyed watching football (SKOL Vikes!), fixing whatever his daughters could break, traveling around the country with Shannon and collector cars. He will live on in our hearts. Celebration of Life on Oct. 6, 2014 at 10 am. at Washburn-McReavy Chapel, 2300 West Old Shakopee Rd, Bloomington.

Maurer, Jewel Mary Lou (nee Larson)
December 25, 1930 - September 29, 2014
Age 83 of Wayzata, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, prayer warrior, Sunday school teacher, and friend passed away on Sept 29th after a brief battle with lymphoma - we thank Methodist Hope Hospice for their care. Preceded in death by parents, Christ P. & Anne Larson of Duluth, MN and Ronald Batman & Jacob Maurer, 2 sisters & 4 brothers. Survived by 2 sister-in-laws; 6 children, Les (Ella) Batman, Sharon Batman, Chris Batman, Cindy Martin, Tim (Jill) Batman, Faith (Todd) Rekowski; 8 grandchildren, Les Jr., Janelle (Marvin), Eric (Kristin), Rebekah (Joseph), Katie, Ellie, Sarah, Mandy; 4 great-grand-children, Kaitlyn, Madelyn, Shaelyn, and Malachi. Celebration/Home-going at Calvary United Pentecostal Church, 8800 Nicollet Ave. S., Bloomington, MN 55420 on Oct 11, at 11:00am, luncheon to follow. Memorial to Jewel & family to CUPC in lieu of flowers.

Campbell, Joe Clark
January 1, 1945 - September 29, 2014
Age 69, of Columbia Heights, passed away 9/29/2014 after a courageous battle with cancer. Preceded in death by parents, Glenn and Margaret; sister, Betty Bennett and nephew, Matthew Bennett. Survived by wife, Susan (Proft); sons, Edward (Kimberly), Tad, Ryan (Amy), and Thomas (Constance); grandchildren, great-grandchildren; brother Larry (Yvonne); 2 nephews, many other relatives & friends. Mass of Christian Burial 5:30 PM Wed., Oct. 8, 2014, with visitation beginning at 3:30 PM at St. Hedwig's Catholic Church, 129 29th Av NE, Mpls. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred.

Bullinger (Christopherson), Emily Anne
September 3, 1983 - September 27, 2014
Age 31 of Apple Valley, MN . Passed away in a car accident on 9/27. Survived by husband, Christopher; loving mother to Quentin (11), Celeste (10), and Josephine (8) Prinzing; parents, Vernon and Karin; siblings, Gregg, Kristina, and Vincent (Grace); and many other relatives and friends. Emily was an aspiring stand-up comedian, entrepreneur, & world peace organizer. Memorial Service at 5 pm with a visitation starting at 4:30 on Sunday, 10/5 at Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel, 1 Federal Dr., FL B01, Ft. Snelling, MN.

Cooper, Clarence
March 5, 1925 - September 27, 2014
Age 89 of Robbins, IL, passed away in St. Louis Park.

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

Jensen, Brian Lee
November 15, 1969 - September 27, 2014
Age 44 of Maplewood, born on Nov. 15, 1969 in St. Paul, Minnesota, passed away Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. Brian enjoyed truck driving, had a passion for fishing, the outdoors, collecting coins, and working on cars. Survived by his children, Heather, Jeffrey, mother Ginger, brother Tim, and three grandchildren. Preceded in death by his father Alan Jensen. Private memorial services will be held. Please contact the family for more info hjensen002@my.HennepinTech.edu We love you & will miss you so much!

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

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

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

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

Dees, Melvin Vincent
December 6, 1991 - September 24, 2014
Age 22 of Burien, WA, originally of Minneapolis.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jaster, Michael Dean
May 4, 1952 - September 17, 2014
Age 62 of Hastings, formerly of Hutchinson, MN. Mike is survived by his siblings, Buzz Jaster, Butch Jaster, Steve Jaster and Ramona Kerber, and his two children, Lisa Jaster and Dane Jaster. Mike was a great friend to many people; he was a son, brother, and father and will be missed by many. He was a helper, a giver, and a kind soul. In his spare time Mike enjoyed gardening, canning and cooking, hunting and fishing, and spending as much time outdoors as he could. “Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars” — Khalil Gibran. A party is being held in Mike’s honor for friends and family from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at 925 Ford Ave. N., Glencoe, MN 55336. Please call 612-860-2193 with any questions or for directions.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wissenbach, Robert Frederick
February 24, 1939 - July 29, 2014
Age 79 of O