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Paper: Duluth News-Tribune (MN)
Date: October 5, 2003

Mildred L. Ericson, 84, of Duluth, Minn., died Friday October 3, 2003 in St. Luke's Hospice.

She was born August 11, 1919 in Virginia, Minn. to Archie ''Ed'' and Lydia Mott. She attended schools in Virginia, and received her high school diploma at age 69 in Duluth and she was very proud of this achievement. She worked for many years at the former Flame Restaurant in Duluth and also worked as part of the Senior Aid Program. She was a member for many years at the former Ebenezer Baptist Church in Duluth and most recently a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed crocheting and Mildred gave many of these items as gifts.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley W. Ericson; parents; brother, Thomas; sisters, Margaret, Myrtle, and Marion.

She is survived by her daughters, Carol (Steve) Scroggins of Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, Pennie (John) Murray of Zim, Minn., Pat Keogan of Duluth; sister, Ruth Willman of Duluth; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

VISITATION: 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. Service Monday in Williams-Lobermeier-Andrews Funeral Home & Cremation Service. Pastor Larry Willman officiating. Interment at Oneota Cemetery.

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Message: Charlie "Bubba" Scroggins, both of Glendale, AZ; and Marvin "Sonny" Scroggins of Camp Springs, MD

Paper: St. Paul Pioneer Press (MN)
Deceased: Anderson, Geraldine E.
Date: September 20, 2005

Anderson, Geraldine E. Member of Como Temple #128 IBPOE of W. Survived by her children, Constance Vasser, and Charlie "Bubba" Scroggins, both of Glendale, AZ; and Marvin "Sonny" Scroggins of Camp Springs, MD; and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation Friday, 11AM-12 Noon, immediately followed by funeral, both at ST. JAMES AME CHURCH. Interment Fort Snelling. Arr. BROOKS FUNERAL HOME.

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Paper: Star Tribune: Newspaper of the Twin Cities (Minneapolis, MN)
Title: remembering
Date: August 4, 2006
Section: NEWS
Page: 6B


McCullen, Thomas D., Sr. Age 75 of Bloomington, passed away on July 31, 2006. He will be deeply missed by beloved wife of 55 years, Nancy; devoted children, Thomas Jr., Diane (Jack) Dalin, Wendy (Kenny) Tverberg, Kim Braaten, and Susan (Thomas) Woller; loving grandchildren, Zachary, Nicholas, and Jason; many loving relatives and friends. He will be greatly missed. Private family services. Washburn-McReavy Hillside Chapel 612-781-1999

Daly, Phyllis Tupa "Fiz" Age 74, of Golden Valley. Attended Stevens College in Missouri and graduated from the U of MN where she was in the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority. She was an active longtime member of Golden Valley Country Club. Fiz loved golf, Ft. Myers Beach and cocktails at sunset. Preceded in death by parents, Frank & Mabel Tupa; brother, Frank and granddaughter Bridget. Survived by children, John (Mary), Patricia (Grelon) Williams, Timothy (Kim) and their father, Jack; grandchildren, Matthew, John IV, Emily, Katie and Mark; many nieces and nephews. Funeral Service Friday (TODAY) 11 AM at Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church, 511 Groveland Ave. Interment Lakewood Cemetery. Memorials preferred to the Edina Historical Society. GILL BROTHERS FUNERAL DIRECTORS MINNEAPOLIS 612.861.6088

Haapala, Emil David July 15, 1929 – August 1, 2006. Professional Electrical Engineer. Survived by wife of 56 years, Shirley; son, Thomas (Melissa); daughters, Jeanne (Nancy) and Catherine (Mark); grandchildren, Amy, Ryan (Vanesha), Garrison, Cate, Alexandria, Andrew and Joseph and great-granddaughter Haley. Also survived by sisters, Janet and Joanne; brother, John (Marilyn), and other family and friends. Memorial/remembrance gathering at Boutwell's Landing Town Hall on Friday, August 4 from 4 – 7 p.m. (5600 Norwich Parkway, Oak Park Heights, MN 651-275-5000 In lieu of flowers, donations preferred to Lakeview Hospice, 5610 Norwich Pkwy, Stillwater, MN 55082

Tibbetts, David A. Passed away peacefully on August 1, 2006. Preceded in death by his wife, Margarette and siblings, Harry, Walter and Evelyn. Survived by daughters, Sandi (Duane) Talbot, Marykay (Michael) Lynch, Darlene Gingrich, Susan (Clyde) Gillespie; stepchildren, Edward, Janell and Kristine Mahoney; pets, Max, Bootsie and Cleo; 12 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild; sisters, Edith Bentley and Alice (Robert) Strejc; and many nieces, nephews and friends. David was a proud member of the VFW Post 230 and the American Legion Post 555. Funeral Service Sat. Aug. 5th, 10 AM with Visitation 1 hr. prior to service at Elim Church, 685 13th Ave NE, Mpls. SUNSET FUNERAL HOME 612-789-1535

Thomas, Oda S. Age 74 of Edina. Our beloved "Auntie O" died tragically as a result of an automobile accident on July 31, 2006. Oda currently was a 20 year employee of Westwood Health Care Center. Preceded in death by parents, Speros & Oda Thomas; sisters, Helen Reynolds and Marlene Assimes; and brother-in- law, Jimmy Assimes. Survived by her loving family, Maria and husband, Mike Peerboom and their children, Kamber, Tommy and Kayla, Jim Assimes, Bill Assimes, Becky and husband, Paul Berg, John Reynolds, Tim and wife Pat Reynolds, Richard Reynolds and Nomie Smith. Funeral Service Saturday 1:30 PM at Chapel Hills United Church of Christ, 6512 Vernon Ave S, Edina. Private interment Lakewood Cemetery. Visitation 1/2 hour prior to service only. GILL BROTHERS FUNERAL DIRECTORS Bloomington, MN 952-888-7771

Hayes, James Lee, Sr. "Jimmy" was a longtime resident of St. Paul. Age 67. Preceded in death by parents, Sam & Laura, and brothers, Samuel and Frank. Survived by children, James Jr., Angus, Tony and Marquita Hayes, Angelique, Angela and Samuel Anderson; his companion, Marsha J. Scroggins; also survived by a host of grandchildren, a great-grandchild, brothers, sisters, an aunt, nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. Visitation Monday, Aug. 7, 12 Noon-1 PM, immediately followed by funeral service, both at: MOUNT OLIVET BAPTIST CHURCH, St. Paul. Interment Elmhurst Cemetery. Arr. Brooks Funeral Home

Niemann, Mary D., R.N. (nee LaValley) age 85, of Minneapolis, on August 1, 2006. Preceded in death by parents, Leo and Loretta (Cosgrove) LaValley. Survived by husband, Roger; children, Barbara (Michael) Eckert, Robert (Cynthia) Niemann, Nancy (Derrick) Wood, John (Cindy) Niemann, Catherine (Roger) Spandel and James Niemann; 5 grandchildren, Matthew and Andrew Eckert, Laura and Sarah Spandel and Samuel Niemann; sisters, Kathryn (Glen) Getty, Jeanne Walter and Margaret Preiss; many nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial, Saturday, 10 AM at Church of the Annunciation, 509 W. 54th St., Mpls. Visitation TODAY, 5-7:30 PM with Liturgy of the Hours at 7:30 PM, Gill Brothers Funeral Chapel, 5801 Lyndale Ave. S., Mpls. Visitation also one hour prior to Mass at church. Interment St. Mary's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred. GILL BROTHERS 612-861-6088

Johnson, JoAnn M. Age 70, of Coon Rapids, passed away Aug. 2, 2006. Preceded in death by parents, Chester and Ruth Fremouw and brother, Gerald Fremouw. She will be dearly missed by husband of 50 years, Richard; daughter, Susan Reeve; grandsons, Patrick and William; nieces and nephews. She worked as a secretary at Sorteberg Elem. for 34 years. Visitation Sunday, 8/6 from 5-8 PM at Gearhart Funeral Home, 11275 Foley Blvd. NW, Coon Rapids. Funeral Monday, 8/7 at 11 AM at Gearhart. Family interment, Cannon Falls Cemetery. Gearhart Funeral Home (763) 755-6300

Salas, Francisco X. "Frank" age 58, of St. Paul, died August 2, 2006, following a courageous battle with cancer. Survived by children, Jeanne, Frankie and Rachel; sisters, Mary Lou Salas-Jesness, Susanne Salas-Peterson, Victoria Hobza; nephews, Dan & Tony Peterson, Chris & Ben Kimmel. Vietnam Veteran, US Army, two-time Purple Heart recipient. Memorials preferred. Funeral service Saturday, 3 PM, visitation beginning 2 PM at: Washburn-McReavy Southeast Chapel 612-379-2368 200 Central Ave S.E.

Dean, Bernadetta Mae Lydia Unger age 91, of St. Louis Park, passed away July 30, 2006. Preceded in death by her husband, Merle Hulet and 1 daughter, IoLou Rutherford. Survived by daughter, Priscilla; 3 sons, Hulet, Jack and Daniel; 7 grandchildren, Graham, Ethan, Ashley, Jane, Donna, Greg, and Mary, & 6 great-grandchildren. A private graveside service will be held in Rochester, MN. A memorial service will be held in Mpls at a later date. Memorials preferred to Doctors Without Borders in lieu of flowers.

Carlson, Alvina Marie age 80, of Crystal. Funeral service Sat. 11:30 AM at Gearty-Delmore Robbinsdale Chapel, 39th Ave. N. and W. Broadway. Private interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Visitation Sat. 9:30-11:30 AM at Gearty-Delmore Robbinsdale Chapel prior to the service at the funeral chapel. Memorials preferred to the American Heart Association, 4701 W. 77th St., Edina, MN 55435. Gearty-Delmore Robbinsdale 763-537-4511

Carlson, Ronald L. age 59, of Carolina Beach, NC, formerly of Greenfield, MN. Funeral service Sat. 11:30 AM at Gearty-Delmore Robbinsdale Chapel, 39th Ave. N. and W. Broadway. Private interment. Visitation Sat. 9:30-11:30 AM prior to the service at the funeral chapel. Memorials are preferred to The Head and Neck Cancer Program at the University of Minnesota; c/o Minnesota Medical Foundation; McNamara Alumni Center; University of Minnesota; 200 Oak St. SE, Ste. 300; Minneapolis, MN 55455-2030. Gearty-Delmore Robbinsdale 763-537-4511

VanAndel, Kathy age 47, of Forest Lake. Survived by son, Jeremy; brothers, Rick and Jerry Shettles of Indiana; husband, Dave. Service Fri. (Today) 4-5 PM, Roberts- Eckert Funeral Home, Forest Lake.

Affeldt, LeRoy "Lee" J. Born 7/2/34. Died 8/2/06. Beloved husband, father and grandfather. Preceded by father Russell, mother Florence, and brother Thomas. Survived by wife, Barbara; daughters & sons, Heidi Lee Affeldt, Garrett Affeldt, Sonia Anderson, Robert Dombrowsky, Michael Dombrowsky, Patricia Monson; grandchildren, Michelle Anderson, Dylan Dombrowsky, Cybel Monson; brothers, Tony and Leonard (Harriet), and extended family. Now with Kliban and Max, he's in pain no longer. LOVED AND MISSED.

Lupino, Marie C. age 90, of NE Mpls. Survived by children, Roxene (Ron) Adler, Cheryl Lawrence, Jim (Diane); grandchildren, Jacque, Jeff, Tony, Goldie, Jody, Teig, and Maddie. Interment Crystal Lake Cemetery. Funeral service Sat., 11 AM with visitation 1 hour prior, all at: Washburn-McReavy Northeast Chapel 612-781-6828 2901 Johnson St. N.E.

Graham, Marthanne age 83, of Bloomington, passed away August 3, 2006. Preceded in death by husband, Hiram. Survived by children, Jim (Celine) Graham and Debbie (Ed) Shesta; grandchildren, Colleen, Angela, Trevor, and Kelsey; sisters and brothers; and feline friend, Amber. Memorial gathering Saturday, August 5, 1-3 PM at: Washburn-McReavy Werness Brothers Chapel 2300 W Old Shakopee Rd 952-884-8145

Rogness, Nichalos J. age 24, of Elk River, formerly of Champlin. Born Oct. 3, 1981 and passed away from a sudden illness Aug 2, 2006. Sur- vived by moth- er, Candace Schantzen; father, James "J.R." (Betty) Rogness; sisters, Dena Johnson and Stacy Rogness; brothers, Kyle Rogness, Ronnie Bradford and Travis Rogness; grandmother, Helen Schantzen; beloved girlfriend, Stephanie Roy. He was loved by all. Funeral service Monday, 1 PM, at Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Home, W. Main St. & Branch Ave., Anoka. Visitation 1 hour prior to service. Interment Champlin Cemetery. Thurston-Lindberg Chapel 763-421-0220

Lambert-Smith Susan Theresa age 48, of St. Louis Park. A Very Super Woman and Our Shade Tree. Susan passed away peacefully August 1st, 2006 surrounded by family and friends, after a courageous 9 year battle with breast cancer. Preceded in death by sister, Mary Lambert. Survived by husband, Edward Smith; step son, Kai Edward; parents, Harold & Catherine Lambert; sisters, Shirley Finical, Joan (Alan) Osburn, Sandra (Mitch) Nielsen, Judy (Scott) Dvorak; brothers, Cliff (Karla), Roger, Tony, Don and Harold Lambert; 20 nieces & nephews; 8 great-nieces & nephews. Interment Gethsemane Cemetery. Visitation Friday, 5-8 PM and Saturday, 10-11 AM, with funeral service Saturday, 11 AM at: Washburn-McReavy Strobeck Johnson Chapel 1400 Mainstreet, Hopkins 952-938-9020

Brown, Barbara Ann (Kruger) age 73, of Golden Valley, passed away August 1, 2006. Full notice Sunday. Memorial service 12:00 Noon, visitation 11:30 AM, Monday, August 7 at the Lakewood Cemetery Chapel, 3600 Hennepin Ave. S., Minneapolis. Cremation Society of MN Edina 952-924-4100

Kemper, Raymond H. U.S. Army Air Drone serving in China during WWII. Age 83, passed away peacefully at his home on Aug. 3, 2006. Raymond was a lifelong member of VFW Post 1296, member of CBI and MN Basha. He was a mechanic for Northwest Airlines with 35 years service. Preceded in death by wife, Alice; & brother, Howard. Survived by son, Steve (Liz); significant other, Bernice Swanson and her children, Beth Sachs & Julie Swanson; grandchildren, Dan Kemper, and Gabe, Kristen & Laura Sachwitz; brothers, Bill (Claudette) & Robert; and several nieces & nephews. Visitation Sunday 5-8 PM, J.S. KLECATSKY & SONS FUNERAL HOME, 1580 Century Pt. (Yankee Doodle Rd. @ Coachman Rd.) in Eagan with a Prayer Service at 7 PM. Funeral procession leaving the funeral home on Monday at 10:30 AM for an interment at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. J.S. KLECATSKY & SONS 651-454-9488

Haik, Frances G. age 102. Funeral Mass 10 AM Sat. at The Church of the Sacred Heart, Robbinsdale. Visitation Friday 5-8 PM with 7 PM prayer service at Gearty- Delmore Robbinsdale Chapel, 3888 W. Broadway. Gearty-Delmore 763-537-4511

McGinley, Barbara M. Age 70 of Bloomington. Full notice Sunday. Mass 11 AM Monday, Church of St. Edward, Bloomington. Visitation 4-6 PM Sunday at: Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel 952-920-3996 West 50th St. & Hwy 100

Fitzpatrick, James D. age 89, of Coon Rapids. WW II veteran. Preceded in death by wife, Delphine and brother, Robert. Survived by children, Dennis (Mary), Kevin (Jill) and Patrick; grandson, Daniel; brothers, Donald and Thomas; sisters, Eileen Stockinger, Lucille Carlberg; many nieces & nephews. Mass of Resurrection Saturday, 10 AM, Epiphany Catholic Church, 111th & Hanson Blvd., Coon Rapids. Visitation one hour prior to service only. Interment Epiphany Cemetery. Washburn-McReavy Coon Rapids Chapel 763-767-1000

Webster, Julie Kay age 58, of Deephaven. Memorial service 2 PM Tuesday at Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church. Gathering of family and friends 5-8 pm Monday at the Wayzata Country Club. Private interment Lakewood Cemetery. Memorials suggested to Alzheimer's Association or Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Complete notice Sunday. David Lee Funeral Home Wayzata 952-473-5577

Lockett, Clifford Wardel of Minneapolis, MN, age 58, died August 1, 2006. Visitation will be 5-7 PM Friday, August 4, 2006 at Estes Funeral Chapel, 2210 Plymouth Ave. N., Minneapolis, MN. Funeral services will be Saturday, August 5, 2006, 10 AM at Park Ave. UMC, 3100 Park Ave S., Minneapolis. Estes Funeral Chapel (612) 521-6744

Gaulke, Robert "Bob" Age 59 of Newport on August 2, 2006. Beloved husband of Yvonne; loving father of Robert Jr., Tony (Melissa), Scott (Jessica), Tim, Kim (Jon) Sinnen, Scott (Johanna) Wilbanks, Sarah (Alex) Tepley; 17 grandchildren; 1 sister and 2 brothers. Memorial Service 11 AM Monday at NEWPORT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 1596 11th Ave. Inurnment Newport Cemetery. Visitation 4-7 PM Sunday at KOK FUNERAL HOME, 1201 Portland Ave., St. Paul Park (651-459-2875)

Anderson, John L. Of Plymouth and Venice, Florida, died from lung cancer on August 2, 2006 at age 77. John was a State Farm agent for over 40 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Claretta and granddaughter, Katie Lynn Sohm. He is loved and will be dearly missed by his wife, Susie; children, Scott Anderson and wife Barbara, Nancy Sohm and husband Michael, Tom Anderson and wife Carla, Chris Anderson, Ann Jardine, Jack Hickerson and wife Janine, Bill Hickerson and wife Renee; 10 grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren and sister, Mary DeYoe. A Celebration of John's life will be held 10:30 AM Saturday, August 5, 2006 at St. Martin's by-the- Lake Episcopal Church in Minnetonka Beach. Visitation and reviewal 4-8 PM Friday (TODAY) at David Lee Funeral Home in Wayzata. Private interment Parker's Lake Cemetery in Plymouth. Memorials may be directed to University of Minnesota Cancer Center Lung Research Fund c/o Cancer Center Development Office, MMC 806, 420 Delaware St. SE!
, Mpls., MN 55455. David Lee Funeral Home Wayzata 952-473-5577

Harris, Shirley (Louise) Kline Loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother; passed away on August 2nd, due to complications from Multiple Sclerosis (MS). She was born to Judith (Freddie) and Louis Kline in Rockford, Illinois, on August 17, 1924. She had a brother, Robert, who passed away in 1986. Shirley moved to Minneapolis as a young girl, and she later moved to Los Angeles with her husband in 1949. Although suffering from MS for close to 40 years, she lived her life to the fullest and loved every aspect of it. She had many passions, which included cooking, art, music, literature and tending to her orchids and roses. Most of all, she adored traveling all over the world for many years with her husband, Burt, who predeceased her in 2004. They were married for 60 years. She will be terribly missed by her children, Janie (Wally), Burt Jr. (Francine), Melissa (Mark), and Natalie (Allen). She leaves behind 7 loving grandchildren and great- grandchildren: Justin, Ellio!
t, Natay, Hayley, Griffin, Allie and Greg. She also leaves behind her beloved caretaker and companion, Isabel. Shirley was loved by many, many friends and relatives across the country. Services will be held in Los Angeles Monday, Aug. 7, 2006. Hillside Mortuary (310) 641-0707.

New, Christopher A. age 60 of Lindstrom, formerly of Maple Grove. Preceded in death by mother, Ruth New. Survived by wife, Patricia; son, Jon New; daughter, Kristin (Leroy) Kolander; and step-son, Christopher Majeski; grandson, Dawson Kolander; aunt, Hazel "Maxie" McHardy; many friends and neighbors. Retired Hennepin County Deputy Sherriff of 27 years. Memorial Service 1:00 pm, Saturday, August 5, 2006 at Grandstrand Funeral Home, Lindstrom. Visitation one hour prior to service. Private family interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. 651-257-4000

Michelson, Valarius L. Age 90 of St Paul and Prospect Park, Mpls on August 3, 2006. Full notice to follow.

Lord, Evelyn L. age 87, of Richfield. Church secretary at First Baptist Church for 30 years. Preceded in death by husband, Robert T. Lord, Sr. Survived by sons, Robert T. Jr., Daniel R. (Debra) David E. & Richard A. (Diane); 9 grandchildren; sister, Carol Liefert (Al); brother, Eugene Tupper. Service Mon., 2:00 PM, First Baptist Church, 1021 Hennepin Ave. Visitation 1 hour prior. Memorials Preferred to Northwestern College. Obit info Albin Chapel 952-914-9410 Ralph, James & Daniel Albinson

Koehler, Clairejean A. (nee Rootes) age 80, of Elk River, formerly of Nowthen, MN, on August 3, 2006. Mass of Christian Burial 11 AM Monday at St. Andrew's Church, 566 4th St NW, Elk River. Visitation 4-8 PM Sunday at Dare's Funeral Home, 805 Main St, Elk River, 763-441-1212 and 1 hour prior to Mass at church on Monday. Parish Vigil at 7 PM. Interment St. Andrew's Parish Cemetery. Memorials preferred. Full notice Sunday.

Parenteau, Eugene H. 77, Hibbing, (Lavell Township), died Wednesday, August 2, 2006 in St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth. He was born in Forest Lake to Philip and Emma (Heinen) Parenteau, on September 27, 1928, married Charlene Schultz on September 24, 1950, and moved to the Hibbing area in 1965. He worked as an Ironworker retiring as a working foreman. He was a member of the Iron Workers Union Local #563, the Hibbing Catholic Community, and the Eagles Club. He is survived by his wife, Charlene; children, Gary (Donna) Parenteau, Hibbing, Steven (Jenny) Parenteau, Ocean Shores, Australia, Karen (Brad Buchwitz) Parenteau, Hibbing, Timothy Parenteau, Coon Rapids, Bruce Parenteau, Hibbing, Linda, (Mark) Ralidak, Hibbing, and Renee (Geno) Miller, Blaine; his brother, Philip (Dede) Parenteau, Cloquet; 7 grandchildren, Kim, Bobbi, Corey, Aaron, Alyssa, Shanna, and Jonah; 3 great- grandchildren, Tyler, Sydney, and Connor. Mr. Parenteau was preceded in death by two grandchildren, J!
ason and Jessica, his sister, Muriel Suominen, and his parents. Funeral services will be held at 2 PM Saturday, August 5, 2006 in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Rev. Clem Gustin OSC celebrating the Mass of Christian Burial. Visitation will be in the Dougherty Funeral Home Saturday from 12 noon to 1:45 PM. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Elmer, MN.

Laughton, Donald James Age 76, of Mpls, previously of NH, found peace on July 29, 2006. Beloved father, grandfather, great-grand- father and friend, Don always had a smile and a joke. Preceded in death by his parents, siblings and son, Herbert. Survived by children, Jason (Donna), Annie, Mattie, and Patrick (Amanda) and other family and friends. Memorial to honor Don's life will be held 1:30 PM Sunday, Aug. 6 at 3737 Bryant Ave S., Mpls.

Sullivan, Louis Joseph Age 84, of San Diego, formerly of Richfield, died peacefully August 1st in San Diego. Preceded in death by beloved wife of forty years, Lois (DeGonda), and brothers, Leo, Jack, Maurice, Jerome and James. Survived by devoted and loving wife of 18 years, LaRene; children, Patrick (Kathy), Barry (Janet), Julie (Rick) Packer, Beth (Mark) Nichols, Mary (Rick) Rueckert, Susie, and Kevin, San Diego; grandchildren, Matt, Sean, Andy, Becca, Michael, Nick, Ben, Rachel, Kelly and Ryan, and great- granddaughter, Gabby. Also survived by brother, Gene (Joan) Sullivan, Yerington, Nevada; sister, Mary Alice (Cole) Litten, San Diego and many relatives and dear friends. Lou was born in Greeley, Nebraska on December 7, 1921, and was a decorated World War II veteran. He began his military service as a volunteer with the US Horse Cavalry in Fort Riley, Kansas. He then served in Europe with Patton's armies in the 8th Armored Division, where he earned the rank of Staff Serge!
ant and was awarded the Purple Heart. After the war, Lou settled in Minneapolis where he met and married Lois in 1948. Loving parents, they raised seven children before Lois passed away in 1988. Lou and LaRene enjoyed many happy years of traveling together and spending time with their grandchildren. LaRene lovingly provided comfort, care and support to Lou especially during the last years of his life. Lou was a successful businessman, long time realtor, Past Grand Knight of Knights of Columbus Marian Council #1327 and a member of Msgr. Meagher 4th Degree Assembly, member of Fred Babcock VFW Post #5555, American Legion, Elks Lodge, Dwan Golf Club and U.S. Horse Cavalry Assn. Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, August 8th, 11:00 AM, St. Richard's Catholic Church, 7540 Penn Avenue South, Richfield. Visitation Monday, August 7th from 5-8 PM (prayer service at 7:30 PM) at Gill Brothers Chapel, 9947 Lyndale Ave. So., Bloomington and at St. Richard's one hour prior to mass. Memorial!
s preferred to Knights of Columbus Youth Organization. GILL BROTHERS F

Eull, Aaron Jon "Yoda" Age 23. Please see Sunday's paper for full notice. Serving the family .... The Peterson Chapel St. Michael - Albertville Funeral Home 763-497-5362


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Paper: Star Tribune: Newspaper of the Twin Cities (Minneapolis, MN)
Title: remembering
Date: May 13, 2007
Section: NEWS
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Thompson, Dorothea C. (nee Larson) Formerly of Richfield and Edina, passed away on 2/25/07. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles (Tommy) Thompson; and sister, Bernice Christian. She is survived by daughter, Candace (Bob) Warnes; 3 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. Memorial service will be held on May 18, 2007 at 1:00 PM at Sunset Memorial Chapel, 2250 St. Anthony Blvd., Mpls. Memorials may be sent c/o C. Warnes, 1139 Sherwood Ave., Elgin, IL 60120.

Welter, LeRoy V. Age 67, of Mpls. Memorial service 1 PM Saturday, May 19 at: Washburn-McReavy Swanson Chapel 612-529-9691 1600 Lowry at Irving Ave. N.

Maxwell, Scott C. Age 46, of Bloomington. Died on May 2, 2007 of natural causes. Scott was a 1982 graduate of the University of Wisconsin in Mechanical Engineering. Survived by parents, Kenneth and Mary of Mt. Horeb, WI; grandmother, Elizabeth Wee of Northfield; sisters, Elizabeth (Michael) Jorde of Redding, CA. and Amy (Daniel) Winters of Necedah, WI.; nieces, Kristan and Sara Jorde and nephews, Maxwell and Everett Winters. Memorial Service Fri, June 22, 7:30 PM at Christ Church Lutheran, 3244 34th Ave So., Mpls. Memorials to Kabekona Lake Foundation preferred in lieu of flowers. Twin Cities Cremation 612-866-6711

Gaertner, Agnes E. (Betty) Age 81 of Rochester. Survived by daughter, Susan Moline; son, Geoff Gaertner and brother & sis- ter-in-law, Jim & Adeline Gibbons; and many loving friends. Graduate Washburn H.S. Nurse at St. Peter Hospital. Former Richfield Policewoman. Front Desk Clerk at Kahler Hotel in Rochester. Night Auditor at Excel Inn in Bloomington. Outdoor enthusiast and dog lover. Celebration of Betty's life and dedication of a park bench in her honor at Brown's Point, West Bush Lake, 1 PM Tues., May 15. Cremation Society of Minnesota 612-825-2435

Lubin, April Jennifer age 39, of Columbia Heights. Preceded in death by father, Marc. Beautiful daughter of Margaret. Also survived by family in Canada, Auntie Vicki and Uncle David Golnik, Uncle Rocky Maus and Auntie Ann; and cousins. Family in California: Uncle David Michelsen and Auntie Noi, Auntie Laura Lubin and cousins. Family in Minnesota: Uncle Bill, Aunt Phil and Jana; also many relatives and friends. She will be greatly missed. Memorials preferred. Private services to be planned. Washburn-McReavy Columbia Hghts Chapel 763-789-4436 4101 Central Ave. NE

Thayer, Deborah Lynn 08/13/1964 - 04/29/07 Survived by mother, Patricia.

Watson, Janet Bronson December 1, 1920 - May 7, 2007 Janet will be missed by her family and many friends, whose lives she strongly influenced. She was known for her outspoken, take-no-prisoners approach to life. Janet was fascinated by politics. A "liberal" Republican until the mid 1960s, she became a Democrat and never looked back. Her desire to make the world better for everyone motivated her to become a philanthropist. Her giving focused on grassroots organizations. She made many start-up loans to small businesses in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood. Janet's other interests included the environment, playing bridge and tennis, reading, studying archeology, horseback riding, current events, eating good food and traveling. Daughter of Charles Henry Bronson and Georgie McGregor Bronson and niece of Dr. Catherine McGregor Anderson, Janet attended Central High School in Minneapolis and the University of Minnesota, where she and her beloved sister Sally (1922-1960) were members !
of Gamma Phi Beta sorority and played softball for the Girls' Athletic Association. Janet married Frederick O. Watson and 1944. They divorced in 1977. A lifelong resident of Minnesota, Janet had a cabin on Bay Lake and a winter home in Carefree, Arizona. In the 1970s Janet joined Shilling Travel Agency and the non-profit Travelers Society, which sponsored trips for teachers to places of political interest. She traveled widely in the 70s and 80s including Nicaragua, Cuba, Kenya, Cambodia, Vietnam, the USSR, and Brazil. Janet was a member of many organizations, including Gamma Phi Beta, Women Against Military Madness (WAMM), Woman's Club of Minneapolis, Arizona Archeological Society (charter member), University Episcopal Center, Friends of Minnesota Valley, Pro-Choice Resources (director emeritus), Minnesota History Theater, Bay Lake Improvement Association, and The Minikahda Club. Janet is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Stephen and Mary, Douglas and Sharann, Denn!
is and Nancy, and Charles and Katherine; her nephew, Spencer (Victoria
) Peterson; her nieces, Melissa Peterson and Janet (Bob) Garnaas; seven grandchildren, Molly (Steven Wolf), David (Heidi), Christina (Yuri Tchernoousko), Kathryn, Sam, Elliot and Emily; one great-grandson, Ernest Wolf; and five grand nieces and nephews, Gretchen, Charles and Holin Garnaas, Kelsey and Schuyler Peterson. Memorial Service 12 Noon Tuesday, May 15th at Lakewood Cemetery Chapel, 3600 Hennepin Ave S., Mpls. Private interment. Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers to Women's Foundation of Minnesota, Janet Watson Fund, 155 5th Ave. S., Suite 500, Mpls, MN 55401. Twin Cities Cremation 612-866-6711

Bohrod, John R., M.D. 74, of Brooklyn Park, MN, died Sun. evening, May 6, 2007. He practiced psychiatry for 40 years. He was greatly loved by his wife, Janelle; his children, Bruce, Daniel, Amy, Nina, Samuel and Joe, and all their partners. Also left are two loved "friend sons" Thurman and Ferman Woodberry & their families. There are 13 grandchildren. A private family service will be held. Your cards and letters would be greatly appreciated. John had a particular affinity for otters and asked in his will that people be kind to them. He touched the lives and hearts of countless people and his memory is a blessing.

Ohno, Fred Y. Age 85, of Burnsville, passed away unexpectedly on May 5, 2007, at Fairview Southdale Hospital. Preceded in death by father, Yosaji; mother, Saki; sister, Miki Yamaguchi; brothers, Joe and Tom. Survived by wife of 49 years, Emi; daughter, Martha (Sheldon Hohbein); and sons, Martin and Victor; brother, Henry; sisters, Takiko Hazemoto; Marian Kikuchi, Amy Shimada, Nobuko (John) Ikeda, Sakiye (Albert) Tsuchiya, and Sally Sudo; many nieces and nephews. Longtime owner of Red Robin Cleaners in Highland Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Nikkei or Twin Cities Chapter JACL Scholarship Fund. Memorial service Saturday, May 19 at 11 AM with visitation one hour prior to the service at: Washburn-McReavy Werness Bros. Chapel 2300 W Old Shakopee Rd 952-884-8145

Schmulske, Jean E. Beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, age 83; passed away May 6th. Veteran WW II, U. S. Navy. Survived by children, Tim (Sally), Larry, Linda (Tim) Petersen and Cheryl (Jim) Dallman; 7 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; brother, Robert Batcheller. Memorial Service Monday, 10 a.m. at BRADSHAW CELEBRATION OF LIFE CENTER 2800 Curve Crest Boulevard (N.W. Corner of Hwy 36 and Co. Rd. 5) Stillwater. Private interment, Fort Snelling. Visitation 1 hour prior to the service. Bradshaw 651-439-5511

Cummings, Gordon R. age 87, of Maple Plain. Graduate of the University of Minnesota. Retired from Control Data. Preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Grace and by his brother, Howard. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Ruth; daughters, Carla Liesch and her husband David, Robin Cummings-Fetters; grandchildren, Nicholas, Stephanie, and Matthew Liesch; Brianna, Robert and Benjamin Fetters; as well as other loving relatives and friends. Funeral service 11 AM Wednesday, May 16, 2007 at Christ Lutheran Church (5084 Main Street, Maple Plain). Visitation 6-8 PM Tuesday and one hour prior to the service all at church. Interment Christ Lutheran Cemetery. David Lee Funeral Home Wayzata 952-473-5577

Preston, Anne S. 82, of Hopkins, Minnesota, left this life peacefully on May 5, 2007. She is survived by her four children, Nancy and her husband Craig Endsley, Lane Preston, Scott Preston, Jody and her husband James Speich; her four grandchildren, Brian and his wife Jennifer Kompelien, Tracy Kompelien, Clayton Speich, Brandon Speich; two great grandchildren, Emily and Matt Kompelien plus an infinite number of friends, including Bill W. of 28+ years, who miss her greatly. With Anne's sewing, quilting and crossword puzzles, she found the time to leave us with a legacy of laughter and tears, the lesson of forgiveness and indelible memories for those who were fortunate to have her as part of their life. A private celebration of Anne's life will be held at Lakewood Cemetery. Memorials may be made to: Children's Hospital/Cleft Fund, 2525 Chicago Ave S, Mpls, MN 55404.

LeVert, Lauren A. age 42 of Chaska passed away April 30, 2007. Preceded in death by mother, Barbara. Survived by father, Robert (Penny) LeVert; brothers, Ken (Judy) LeVert and Pieter (Jennifer) LeVert; sister, Karen (Dan) Woitalla. Memorial gathering Sunday, May 20, 1-3 pm, Cremation Society of MN, 7110 France Ave S, Edina (952-924-4100).

Wyatt, Judith Ann "Judy" May 17th, 1943 - May 6th, 2007, age 63, passed away peacefully at her home after fighting a courageous four year battle with ovarian cancer. She will forever be remembered for her contagious smile and insightful advice. Judy is preceded in death by her parents, Elmer & Lucille Chevalier; mother-in-law, Edla Wyatt; and brother, Peter Chevalier. She is survived by her beloved husband, Robert Wyatt; very precious son, Geoffrey Wyatt; brother-in-law, William and wife Sara Wyatt; sister-in-law, Kari Chevalier; and many, many relatives, friends and neighbors. Celebration of life to be held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Long Lake, MN, Saturday, May 19th at 11:00 AM, fellowship at church an hour and a half prior to service. A brief luncheon will follow immediately after at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Ovarian Cancer Alliance of MN or Trinity Lutheran Church.

Ramstad, John Jacob (J.J.) age 17, died May 6, 2007, in a fatal car accident along with his father, C.J. Ramstad. Born September 4, 1989, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, J.J. was a junior music student at the Main Street School of Performing Arts. J.J. always had a joke to tell, always made you laugh, and had a bizarre and outrageous storytelling wit. As he grew up, J.J. turned his child-like imagination toward music and artistic expression, including making clay monsters and drawing cartoons. He was a dirtbiker, skateboarder and guitar-playing Reggae lover who spent his summers swimming at the beach. J.J. loved to explore the outdoors and take on a good adventure. His guitar and long dreadlocks were his trademark style and groove since he was 12 years old. Filled with delight and devotion, J.J. was a born rock star with a wise, magnetic spirit. As a hero and a leader to his friends and family, he will forever be loved and missed. J.J. is survived by his mother, Karla; and sister!
, Marly. Visitation 10:00 AM, Service 11:00 AM on Monday, May 14, 2007 at Westwood Community Church, 3121 Westwood Drive, Excelsior, MN 55331. 952-224-7300. Memorial contributions can be sent to the C.J. and J.J. Ramstad Memorial Fund, c/o Beacon Bank, 19765 Hwy. 7, Shorewood, MN 55331. 1-800-648-5507 or e-mail Washburn-McReavy Strobeck Johnson Chapel 952 938-9020

Ramstad, Clifford John (C.J.) age 61, died May 6, 2007, in a fatal car accident along with his son J.J. Ramstad. Born November 14, 1945, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, C.J. was a graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Journalism. C.J. started his own business, Minnesota Sports Publishing Network, and served as editor-in-chief and backbone of the company since 1990. C.J. always molded his life in his own image. He was a man of true talent and invention, constantly dreaming up new adventures, gadgets or stories. He was an innovator and entrepreneur who never fit inside anyone else's box. C.J. was a genius with words, photography, and matters of business - though for him it was the art and stuff of his life that mattered, not work. He loved summers in the sailboat, road trips in the VW "Thing", and waffles and Reggae on Sundays (always in a Hawaiian shirt). He was a playful, goofy spirit with abounding passion and generosity. He was gentle and sensitive with his big bear!
d and giant green eyes. He was a lover of life with a soul on fire, and his fire will burn on in the hearts and minds of his friends and family forever. C.J. is survived by his wife, Karla; and daughter, Marly. Visitation 10:00 AM, Service 11:00 AM on Monday, May 14, 2007 at Westwood Community Church, 3121 Westwood Drive, Excelsior, MN 55331. 952-224-7300. Memorial contributions may be sent to the C.J. and J.J. Ramstad Memorial Fund, c/o Beacon Bank, 19765 Hwy. 7, Shorewood, MN 55331. 1-800-648-5507 or e-mail customer Washburn-McReavy Strobeck Johnson Chapel 952 938-9020

Oaks, Gloria Mae age 65 of Coon Rapids. Preceded in death by husband, Gary; brother, Richard; and parents. Survived by daughter, Sherry (Jim) Oaks; brother, Marvin (Linda) Hermanson; and nephews. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Memorial service Monday, 11 AM, with visitation one hour prior to service at: Washburn-McReavy Coon Rapids Chapel 763-767-1000 1827 Coon Rapids Blvd

DeGidio, George J. Sr. 86, of Bloomington, died May 8th. Preceded in death by son, Vincent; daughter-in-law, Kathy. Survived by loving wife of 65 years, Fern; sons, George Jr. (Val), Michael (Diane) and Steven (Connie); daughter, Mary (Randy) Koenig; 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; brothers, Joseph and Thomas. Memorial Mass 11 AM Saturday, May 19th at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church, 901 E. 90th St., Bloomington, with visitation one hour prior. Private interment. Cremation Society of MN Edina Chapel 952-924-4100

Degnan, Ruth "Granny" (11/29/11 - 05/06/07). Survived by granddaughter, Suzanne (Ken); great-grandsons, David (Stephanie), and Seth; great-great-grandsons, Carter (Seth) and Gavin (David). Private interment Ft. Snelling. Be at peace in the Kingdom of God, Granny. Morris Nilsen Chapel 612-869-3226

Edstrom, Gaylyn Rae age 56, of St. Francis. Survived by daughter, Lisa Bettcher; son, John (Sara) Edstrom; grandson, Carson Bettcher; brothers, Guy Edstrom, Gary Edstrom, Joel (Lonny) Johnson; sisters, June Provo and Jerry Roddy; special nephew, Joey Johnson; many other relatives and special friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred. Funeral service 2 PM Tuesday, with visitation one hour prior to service and 5-8 PM Monday, all at: Washburn-McReavy Hillside Chapel 612-781-1999 2610 19th Avenue NE

Reynolds, Daniel P., Sr. Age 61, of Ham Lake, on May 8, 2007. Survived by wife, Christine; children, Theresa (Ronald) Parrish, Danette, Daniel P., Jr (Michele), Nicholas (Denise), Christopher; grandchildren, Jessica, Joseph, Sofia, Blake, Trenton, Amelia, Michael, Olivia, Isabella, Austin; mother Donna; sisters Charlene (Jim) Behr, Orma Lee (Dean) Waibel. Funeral service at MUELLER-BIES FUNERAL HOME-LINO LAKES, 7050 Lake Dr., on Monday, May 14 at 11 AM. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Visitation from 10 AM Monday, until time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred. MUELLER-BIES 651-784-3390

Jaffray, Victoria Simmons 1925-2007. Tory was born in Minneapolis to Kathryn Urquhart and Donald Bemis Simmons. She graduated from Northrup Collegiate School, and Vassar College, majoring in Economics. She was a terrific athlete and in her prime was an equestrian and enthusiastic tennis player. She also enjoyed playing bridge. She volunteered for the League of Women Voters. Tory was known for her wry sense of humor, which she retained until the end. She lived in Bloomfield, CT for thirty seven years, and spent her last three years at Sunrise Assisted Living in West Hartford, CT. She enjoyed traveling, spending time with her family, and was especially proud of her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Clive P. Jaffray Jr.; her sister, Kathryn Simmons Gray; and her brother, Chester Simmons. Survivors are children, Sarah Boone Farthing of Minneapolis, Peter Simmons Boone of Arlington, VA, and Lisa Grace Jaffray of Wheatogue, CT; sister, Mary Simm!
ons Kahn of Ithaca, NY, as well as grandchildren, Emily Boone, Hannah Boone, Tiarra Jackson, and Andrew Johnson. A memorial service will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 23, at 11:30 A.M. at the First Congregational Church in Bloomfield, CT. Memorials may be donated to The Animal Humane Society of America. She will be remembered by those who knew her as a very kind and loving person. Tory's soft spoken wit and captivating grin will be missed.

Townsend, Melburne A. "Poppa" Age 68, of Anoka. Preceded in death by beloved parents, Anelma & Melburne. Survived by loving wife of 23 years, Meredith; daughters, Carol (Tom) Trombley, Pamela Jenson and Paula Rodin; grandchildren, Aria, Sian, Alex, Amanda, Autum, Aurek, Madiline and Abigail; brother, Charles (Jan) Townsend; nieces, Carrie, Cheri and Sara; many relatives and friends. Memorials preferred to donor's choice. Private interment. Memorial service Tuesday, 11 AM, with visitation one hour prior to service at: Washburn-McReavy Coon Rapids Chapel 763-767-1000 1827 Coon Rapids Blvd.

Michel, Ray Rio Verde, AZ, loving husband and father, passed away May 1, 2007. He was born in Wilton, ND on Nov. 16, 1928 and grew up in Steele, ND and Bismarck, ND. He served in the army in WWII, and was graduated from St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN. He worked in the life insurance industry for North American Life and Casualty, Minneapolis, MN, Life of California, San Francisco, CA and Security Connecticut Life, Avon, CT. He is survived by his wife, Val; son, David and his wife Kristine; daughter, Joanne and her husband Tom, and five grandchildren. A memorial service was held at Living Water Lutheran Church, Scottsdale, AZ on Saturday, May 5, 2007. Memorials to Living Water Lutheran Church, 9201 E. Happy Valley Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85255 or St. Olaf College Scholarship Fund, 1520 St. Olaf Avenue, Northfield, MN 55057.

Chaix, Rosemary R. Retired Dir. of Nutrition Services Fairview Hospital Passed away on May 9, 2007. Preceded in death by parents, Adolphe F. and Rose C. Chaix; brother, Donald A. Survived by cousins, Margaret Kinney, Patricia Mooney, Eileen Queenan, James McCormick, Mary Lee Hannon; special cousin, Kelley Kinney, and many friends. Mass of Christian Burial 10 AM Monday, May 14, 2007, at Maternity of Mary Church (1414 Dale St.) Visitation 4-7 PM Sunday (TODAY), May 13 at Roseville Memorial Chapel (2245 N. Hamline Ave, 651-631-2727). Interment Calvary Cemetery.

Doherty, Russell J. Age 88, of St. Paul, went to Heaven on 5/8/07 to join his wife, Marietta, sisters Mabel, Florence & Celia. Survived by daughter & son-in-law, Carol & Greg Smith; granddaughter, Colleen Smith; brother, Francis (Elnor) Doherty; nieces, nephews and many dear friends. A special thanks to all of his caregivers at New Brighton Health and Rehab. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 AM Wednesday, May 16, 2007 at The CATHEDRAL OF ST. PAUL, 239 Selby Ave. Private interment. There will be a gathering on Wednesday AT THE CHURCH from 9:30 AM until time of Mass. Holcomb-Henry-Boom 651-482-7606

Husby, Mary Kobe Age 92, of Roseville, died peacefully on April 28th at Lyngblomsten Care Center. Preceded in death by husband, Joe in 1998 and brother, Dudley Kobe in 1981. Survived by daughters, Anne Hanson and Jean Milton; son, Paul (Bethany); brother, Clyde Kobe (Lil) of New Brighton; sister-in-law, Pearl Husby; grandchildren, Kari Hanson, Kristin Grindle, Joseph, David, and Erik Husby; great-grandson, Andrew Grindle; and nieces and nephews. Special thank you to the staff of 2C and all the other Lyngblomsten employees who lovingly cared for Mary. Visitation Saturday, May 19 at 10:00 AM and memorial service at 11:00 AM at the Lyngblomsten Chapel, 1415 Almond Ave, St. Paul. Private interment Sunset Memorial Park. Memorials preferred to the Lyngblomsten Foundation, Como Park Lutheran Church, Camp Knutson of LSS, or donor's choice. Holcomb-Henry-Boom 651-482-7606

Martin, Margaret age 81, passed away peacefully on May 9, 2007 at the North Memorial Residential Hospice. Survived by husband of 57 years, Glenn; daughters, Debbie (Herb) Erickson, Chris (John) Dartt, Carol Hendricks, Judy (Gene) Kovacs, and Jane (Brian) Rethlake; grandchildren, Amy, Jason, Justin, Jenny, Jessica, Josh, Leah, and Amber; great-grandchildren, Mason, Colton, Hailey, Grace, and Jacob; sisters, Mary Jo (Jim) Soltau and Pat Meighen. After many years of being a full-time homemaker and mother, Margaret fulfilled her dream of going into nursing and was an LPN for about 12 years until her retirement. She enjoyed riding horses, swimming, bowling, singing in church choir, crafts, and baking. She was lovingly known as the "Cookie Lady," sharing her baked goods with many. Her life will be celebrated on Monday, May 14, 2007, 11:00 AM at Faith United Methodist Church (2708 33rd Avenue NE, St. Anthony, MN) with visitation 2 hours prior to service at the church. Interment wil!
l be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to North Memorial Residential Hospice (4201 58th Avenue North, Brooklyn Center, MN 55429) or SummerWood of Plymouth Presbyterian Homes (16205 36th Avenue North, Plymouth, MN 55446). "Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far, and grace will lead me home." Washburn-McReavy Northeast Chapel 612-781-6828

Andring, William "Bill" R. Age 64 of Lakeville on May 8, 2007. Preceded in death by parents, Ray & Gert Andring; brother, Arnold Andring and sister, Helen Lindberg. Survived by wife, Doreen; step-daughter, Jacqueline Rodwell; step-son, Tom (Erika) Rodwell; grandchildren, Ciara, Jordan and Dylan; brother, Len (Joanne), Vernon, Richard (Darlene) and David; sisters, Lucille Gish, Claire Cook, Bev (Virg) Amsden, Mary (Gene) Moore; many nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial 11 AM Thursday, May 17, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 4625 W. 125th St., Savage. Gathering of family & friends 9-11 AM Thursday at the church. Memorials preferred. Washburn-McReavy Dawn Valley Chapel 952-941-7686

Mattison, Milford "Miff" Z. Passed away on Saturday, May 5, 2007, in Columbia, MD, at the age of 85. He was born on August 11, 1921, in Eau Claire, WI, to Oscar and Irene Mattison. He graduated from Eau Claire Senior High School in 1939, and married Elizabeth "Beth" Davey on August 1, 1943, at Grace Lutheran Church in Eau Claire. They spent most of their married life in Minneapolis. Even though he did not have a college degree, he had taken many engineering courses and thought like an engineer. He was employed for most of his career by Electric Machinery Manufacturing Company. He was quite proud that E.M. had built the engines that ran the water and power in the World Trade Centers. Miff enjoyed fishing (even ice fishing), pheasant hunting with his sons (though they often came home empty handed), and being outdoors on a little piece of land that he and Beth owned near Nerstrand, MN. He was preceded in death several years ago by his parents, and by his beloved wife, Beth, on !
April 25, 2006. He is survived by his children, Don (Margaret) Mattison of Rockville, MD, Mary Mattison of Houston, Texas, Barbara (Joe) Marks of Ellicott City, MD, and Dick (Kathryn) Mattison of Princeton, MA; grandchildren, Jon Mattison, Amy (Josh) Faye, Sean (Kelly) Marks, Mary Marks, Michael Marks, Peter Mattison, and Niels Mattison; and great-granddaughter, Rowan Marks, whom he called his "little dolly." He is also survived by his brothers, Owen (Joyce) Mattison of Eau Claire, WI, and Roger (Jeanette) Mattison of Pipestone, MN, and sister, Ruth (Richard) Anderson of Augusta, WI. A memorial service was held Wednesday, May 9, at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ellicott City, MD, with Pastor Jon Hundt officiating. Memorials may be directed to Grace Lutheran Church, 202 West Grand Ave., Eau Claire, WI 54703, or to a charity of the donor's choice.

Gunderson, W. Leonard of Santa Rosa, CA, passed away on March 16, 2007 as a result of complications from a hip fracture. Born at Orrock, MN, April 14, 1909. Married Florence Stromlund, Oct. 6, 1932, she preceded him in death in 2001. Survived by sister, Evelyn Wollersheim of Mpls; sons, Norman and Richard of Colorado; son, Lloyd and daughter Carol King of Calif; 9 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and 9 great- great-grandchildren. Memorial service at Hope Lutheran Church, 26498 180th St., Big Lake, MN, Sat., May 19, 12 noon. Interment Orrock Cemetery.

Boe, Janet Sharon 55, Driscoll, ND died of breast cancer on May 4, 2007. A memorial service will be held at Aardahl Lutheran Church in Bemidji, MN on June 2, 2007 at 10:00 AM with the Reverend Arlen Stensland and Reverend Richard Massaro officiating. Born on April 15, 1952 to Torleif and Emma Boe in Fosston, MN she spent her early years in Baudette, Roseau, and Ada, MN. She graduated from Bemidji high school in 1970 and worked as a nurse until 1989. She earned a BA in Biology in 1977 from the University of North Dakota, an MS in Botany from the University of Minnesota in 1981, and a PhD in Zoology (avian ecology) from North Dakota State University in 1991. She worked for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources from 1992 until 2006, most recently as the Regional Plant Ecologist for the Northwest region of Minnesota. She is survived by her loving husband, Thom Soule; sister, Patty Gillespie (Tom); nephew, Chris (Tara) Gillespie and their daughter Emma; nieces, Heather, J!
enni (Jared) Nelson; grandnephews, Cooper and Thatcher; brother, Steve (Pam) Boe and their children Emily and Tylor; brother, Jon (Julie) Boe and nephew Jonathan; and many friends, family, and colleagues. She was preceded in death by her parents. Memorials may be sent in Janet's name to Heifer International or Hospice Care of Bemidji.

Payne, Harriette A. age 91, of Mpls. Beloved mother & grandmother. Born August 31, 1915 in Kansas City, KS. Died May 6, 2007, surrounded by those dear to her while receiving compassionate hospice care at Providence Place. Many thought Harriette was a gracious, charming woman. She loved children and valued education, especially self- improvement. Survived by daughter, Charmaine K. White; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, 1 niece, close extended family & treasured friends. Preceded in death by parents, Horace & Georgetta Murphy; sister, Erma M. Murray; son, Horace V. Manley. Private memorial gathering & graveside service will be held Aug. 31.

Stelter, Scott David age 67, of Deerwood, died on March 10, 2007 at the St. Cloud Hospital. He was born on May 27, 1939, in Milwaukee, WI to Martin and Myrtle (Fierke) Stelter. He married Lorraine Miller on July 29, 1961 in St. Paul. He is survived by his wife, Lorraine; 2 sons, Scot Stelter of Woodstock, NY, Steven Stelter of Waseca, MN; 2 grandchildren, Kasey Lorraine and Jack; 3 brothers and sisters-in-law, Martin Stelter of WI, Tim and Patty Stelter of MN, Tom and Gloria Nelson of MN; 1 sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Don MeLine of FL; countless relatives and friends. A celebration of Scott's life is planned for Saturday, May 19, 2007 at 11 AM at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Deerwood. In lieu of flowers, a golf scholarship in Scott's name is being set up at the Deerwood Bank, Deerwood. Arrangements are with the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby.

Wingate, Jenny Marie Born May 30, 1964, passed away December 11, 2006 after over 20 years of bipolar illness. Graduate of Hopkins High School and California State University in Bakersfield, CA. Jenny is the beloved daughter of Mary Quinlan Wingate of Fort Collins, CO and Ed Wingate and his wife Karen of Gold Canyon, AZ. For the past 5 years, Jenny lived in Plymouth, MN, previously she made her home in Bakersfield, CA, Sacramento, CA and Everett, WA. Jenny is survived by her parents; sister, Laurel Wingate and her husband, Brian Cox of Washington, DC; aunts, uncles, cousins, and nieces. Jenny loved swimming, biking, hiking, cross country skiing, fishing, golfing, tennis, reading, writing, and her dogs. Jenny's life was an inspiration to all of us in her valiant struggle with her mental illness and will always be remembered with deep love. Memorial Service Saturday, May 19, 10:30 AM at Faith Presbyterian Church, 12007 Excelsior Blvd, Mtka. Memorials preferred in lieu of flower!
s to the Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Fund. Memorials may be sent to the family or funeral chapel. Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel 952-920-3996

Spiekerman, William "Bill" Age 61, of Mpls, passed away on May 9, 2007. He is survived by sister, Karen and other relatives & friends. Bill was a longtime proud member of Pipe Fitters Union #539. Private interment. Memorial service will be held Tuesday, May 15, 2007 at 6 PM, with visitation one hour prior at: Washburn-McReavy Swanson Chapel 612-529-9691 1600 Lowry at Irving Ave. N.

Fandrey, Erna B. age 97, of Carver. Preceded in death by brother, Ewald Fandrey; sisters, Valentina McDonald, Hermania Hadrits, Henrietta Mahn, Renate Hagg and Ariana Stengel. Survived by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Funeral service is Monday, 11:30 AM, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 417 Oak St. N., Carver with visitation 1 hour prior to the service. Memorials preferred to the church. Interment is at Mt Hope Cemetery, Carver. Arrangements by Bertas Funeral Home, 952-448-2137.

Payne, Ethel Annie "Petey" as she was known to many, died December 10, 2006. She was born April 14, 1917, in Osakis, MN to Anton and Ida (Johnson) Peterson, and married Ronald Payne on June 21, 1941. They enjoyed a long and happy marriage until Ronald's death in 2004. They lived in the Twin Cities (Hopkins, MN) for many years and retired to Tucson in 1984 and lived there until her death. Ethel is survived by son, John Payne (Jean) of Lino Lakes, MN; grandson, Jeffrey Payne (Marie) of Austin, TX; granddaughter, Julia Worth (Robert) of Broken Arrow, OK; and great-granddaughter, Ashley Payne of Austin, TX. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Susan Payne Cook (James). Ethel worked in retail sales in several Minnesota department stores before retirement and probably deserved the title of "Best hosiery sales person in the Twin Cities" at one time. A celebration of her life will be held Friday, May 18, at 2:00 pm at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 500 Blake Rd., Hopki!
ns, MN. Reception at the church follows. Donation may be made to Habitat for Humanity or donor's choice.

Stomberg, Mary Jane (nee Borlaug, formerly Carlson) Died peacefully on May 8, 2007, surrounded by her family. Mary Jane was born in Kenyon, MN on September 1, 1927 to Frederick & Thena (Paulson) Borlaug, the youngest of five children. She was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers, Gordon, Frederick, Harvey, and James. She is survived by her husband of 25 years, Kenneth J. Stomberg; three daughters, Mary Louise (Russ Mason) Carlson-Mason, Betsy (Todd) Huebscher, and Kathy (Tom) Anderson; two granddaughters, Shannon and Erin Huebscher, and two stepdaughters, Pamela and Debra Stomberg. With former husband Charles Carlson, Mary Jane raised her family in Edina, MN. Her daughters remember a childhood with a selfless mother who was constantly in motion -- cleaning, cooking, baking, sewing, laundering, needleworking, gardening, and all done masterfully. She played the piano beautifully, loved music of all kinds, and was a fabulous dancer. Elegant without airs, Mary !
Jane was the consummate hostess, whose grace and warmth always sought to make others comfortable. She could never do enough for those she loved. After her marriage to Ken, they moved to the Seattle area, where they shared a mutual passion for keeping a beautiful home and garden, entertaining friends and family, traveling, and one another. After 17 years in Seattle, as their health declined, they returned to Minneapolis to be closer to family. Burial services will be private, and in lieu of flowers, the family asks that any memorials be sent to the N.C. Little Hospice (7019 Lynmar Lane, Edina, MN 55435). God rest your sweet, loving soul, Mom. We hope you dance once again.

Norgard, Lea Elizabeth age 96, of Navarre. Complete notice on Wednesday, May 16th. Huber Funeral Home and Cremations Mound Chapel 952-472-1716

Lovgren, George W. Age 81, of New Hope, was called home by the Lord on May 10th to be reunited with his wife, Margaret. George was a plastering, stuccoing & drywall contractor in the Twin Cities area for 50 years. He was a strong Swede who loved golfing, fishing, schmoozing and a tight, firm grip handshake. He will be greatly missed. Survived by sons, Kenny & Kevin Lovgren; daughter, Christy (Gregg) Carlson; grandchildren, Chad, Laura (Kevin), Robert, Blake & Abby; great-granddaughter, Victoria Lynn; sister, Helen Lundgren of CA; special friend, Sandra Joyce; many nieces & nephews. Funeral Monday 11 AM at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 18500 Co. Rd. #101, Maple Grove. Interment Glen Haven. Visitation Sunday (TONIGHT) 5-7 PM at Gearty-Delmore Robbinsdale Chapel, 39th & W. Broadway and at church 1 hour before service. Gearty-Delmore 763-537-4511

Thomas, Jack O. age 81 of Mpls. Survived by wife, Audrey (nee Berg); daughters, Jennifer Thomas & Michelle (Ben) Schmid; son Brian (Cheryl) Thomas; grandchildren Alexis & Sophia Schmid, Tera & Tori Thomas and many other relatives and friends. Mass of Christian Burial 10 AM Monday at The Church of the Sacred Heart, Robbinsdale. Int. Ft. Snelling. Visitation Sunday 6-8 PM with 7 PM prayer service at Gearty-Delmore Robbinsdale Chapel, 3888 W. Broadway. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred. Gearty-Delmore 763-537-4511

Ahlquist, Bernice M. age 90, of Richfield. Preceded in death by husband, Stanley. Survived by 3 nephews and 2 nieces. Memorial Service Monday 1:00 PM at Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel 6527 Portland Ave. S. Richfield. Interment Ft. Snelling. Visitation one hour prior to service. Morris Nilsen Chapel 612-869-3226

Grossman, Sylvia age 89, of Mpls, died Sunday, May 6, 2007. Preceded in death by parents, Abe & Ida Turner and son, David. Survived by husband of almost 70 years, Norman; daughters, Eileen Sadoff, L.A. and Sandra, Chicago; grandchildren, Ben (Mina) Sadoff, Lafayette, CA and Roxanne (David Erickson) Sadovsky, Mpls; 3 great- grandchildren, Jade and Sasha Sadoff, and Jude Sadovsky; sister, Ann Victor; brother, Ralph (Rosalie) Turner; brothers-in-law, Burton and Allen (Judith) Grossman; many dear relatives and life-long friends. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 9th. Hodroff-Epstein 612-871-1234

Heifort, Joshua Daniel April 22, 1986 - May 8, 2007. Beloved hunting buddy, son and brother of Steve and Dot Heifort and Stephanie. Memorial Services Monday, May 14, 2007, at 2:00 p.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, One Shepherd Court, Circle Pines, MN.

Levering, Jane Dodd age 92, of Minnetonka, passed peacefully Sunday, May 6, 2007. Jane was born the only child of Earle and Millicent Dodd on March 6, 1915, in Spokane Washington. She was a graduate of West High School in Minneapolis and National College of Education in Evanston, IL. After a brief teaching career she began her life as a full-time wife and mother, part-time teacher, and tireless, enthusiastic, and dedicated volunteer for a variety of educational and political causes. Her church volunteerism was legendary, spanning well over half a century. Her entire life was an inspiration to her friends and family who witnessed her unselfish nature and benefited from her generosity, guidance, and deeply caring spirit. Her influence will long outlive her in the example she set for her large family, all of whom felt deeply and unconditionally loved. She had an abiding appreciation for the privilege and duty of being an American and an unshakable faith in God's love and care i!
n every circumstance. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, George C. Levering; and her great-granddaughter and namesake, Jane Elizabeth Graves. She is survived by her four children, Diana Geer, William (Toni) Levering, Mary (Robert) Hageman, and Jacqueline (James) Anderson; and her grandchildren, Barbara Levering, Jennifer (Michael) Graves, Diana (Kevin) Bakken, Eric (Jill) Hageman, Rebecca (David) Hanson, Deborah (Andrew) Tollefson, Andrea Geer, Sarah (Luke) Fraser, Allison (Jaxon) Lang, Daniel Geer, Lindsey (Beauregard) Manhart, Ashley Hageman, Joshua Anderson; and 27 great grandchildren. Memorial service Monday, 5/14/2007 at 4:30 PM at Huber Funeral Home Chapel, 520 Second St., Excelsior, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Memorials preferred. Huber Funeral Homes The Excelsior Chapel 952-474-9595

Spruytte, Robert H. "Bob" age 71, of Rosemount, formerly of New Haven, Michigan, passed away May 10, 2007. Preceded in death by parents, William & Myrl; brothers, Bill, Ron and Dick Spruytte. Survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Beverly; daughter, Marcia (Kerry) Baker; and grandchildren, Jonathan and Jennifer. Private funeral services. Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. White Funeral Home Apple Valley 952-432-2001

Eagen, Harriet C. age 65, formerly of Bloomington, died May 3 in Mesa, AZ after a 4 month courageous battle with cancer. Preceded in death by son, Kevin; mother, Irene Barnd. Survived by husband, Roger; sons, Chris (JoAnn) and Tim; father, Harry (Ruvella) Barnd; sister, Frances (Bob) Gaffney; sisters-in-law, cousins, nephews and nieces. Memorial service Tuesday, May 22, 2:00 PM, First Memorial Edina Chapel, 7110 France Ave. S., 952-924-4900.

Rutherford, Laura M. age 79 of Edina. Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday 3 PM at The Church of St. Richard 7540 Penn Ave. S., Richfield Visitation 1 hour prior to Mass. GILL BROTHERS 612-861-6088

Moore, Jayne Wilson 90, of Fort Collins, CO, passed away March 4, 2007. A long time resident of Edina, MN, Jayne was born in Gary, IN, on Sept. 2, 1916. She also lived in Rockford, IL, Duluth MN, and Scottsdale, AZ. She married Perry B. Moore (deceased) in Gary on Sept. 2, 1939. Jayne was a devoted mother and homemaker and belonged to Our Lady of Grace Church in Edina. She was an avid golfer, loved travel, and provided volunteer service for many years at the Jones-Harrison Home in Minneapolis. She is survived by her daughter, Susan Sullivan (Raymond) of Fort Collins; and sons, Ralph (Sarah) of Windsor, CO and Robert (Ann) of Kansas City, MO. She was the loving grandmother of seven grandchildren; and great-grandmother of four A Memorial Mass will be celebrated for family and friends at Our Lady of Grace Church in Edina at Noon on May 19th. The family suggests contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Jones-Harrison Home of Minneapolis in care of Allnut F!
uneral Service, 2100 N. Lincoln, Loveland, CO 80538. Please view the online obituary, send condolences and sign the family guestbook at

Hoff, Eleanor A. age 84, of Bloomington, born January 13, 1923 in Minneapolis, passed away May 10, 2007. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester; and brothers, Clinton and Richard. Eleanor is survived by her son, Stephen; and nieces and nephews: Gail Johnson, Clinton Anderson, Linda Hansen, Gary Anderson, Mary Jo Peterson and Karen Pletcher. Funeral service is 10:00 am Monday, May 14, 2007 at Lakewood Memorial Chapel, 3600 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, with visitation one-half hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Lakewood Cemetery. Henry W. Anderson (612) 729-2331

Benassi, Dr. Andrew R. Departed this world to join his parents, Joseph & Rosemary; daughter, Pauline; loyal companion dog, Sam and other loved ones. Andrew passed away on March 26th, 2007 in Irvine, California where he was being treated for pancreatic cancer and cared for by wife Ruth, daughters Rosemary, Carol & Andrea. He is loved by his wife, Ruth; daughters, Rosemary, Carol, Eileen, Laura & Andrea; three grandchildren; puppy, Zola; family and friends. Andrew was born on July 4th, 1927 in Duluth, Minnesota; he graduated from Morgan Park High School; served in the United States Navy during WWII; attended Duluth Junior College and the University of Minnesota Duluth where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. He subsequently attended the University of Minnesota Minneapolis where he received his Doctor of Dental Science degree in 1954. Andrew practiced dentistry in Babbitt, Minnesota from 1954 until 1984, and subsequently in Fergus Falls, Minnesot!
a, until 1998 when he retired. While living, Andrew cherished his family and friends; enjoyed his career as a dentist; and took pleasure in outdoor activities and his companion dogs. Andrew enriched the lives of all those he interacted with by living a life of principal, sharing of himself, his thoughts and ideas. Described as a friend who so enjoyed all of God's creation, a friend interested in others and generous (to a fault?) who gave so much of himself that at times he seemed spread too thin. He will live in the hearts and souls of all those whose lives God blessed with his presence. We will be together again soon; until then we who have been left behind will miss him and grieve over our loss. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, May 15th, 2007 at 11 AM at the Federated Church located on 224 N. Union Avenue, Fergus Falls, Minnesota. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or your local Humane Society.

Warner, Julia "Judy" Died May 5, in Colorado Springs CO. Judy, who was born in Minnesota in 1923, spent the first 32 years of her life in the Minneapolis area. She was a graduate of the University of Minnesota and a member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority there. In 1946, she married Arthur B. "Barney" Warner, of Minnesota and the couple had three daughters before deciding to move to San Diego, CA, in 1956. Their fourth daughter was born in San Diego, where Judy and Barney lived until the mid 80s. While in San Diego, Judy became very active in her sorority's La Jolla Alumni Chapter, and she spent two decades as an advisor for the San Diego State University collegiate chapter and other collegiate chapters in the western US. After their daughters began raising their own families, Judy and Barney moved to Fresno, CA., where they briefly operated a vineyard prior to retirement. They became very active in the Evangelical Free Church of Fresno and fell in love with the mission, goals!
and setting of the Hume Lake Christian Camps in the Sierras. They built a family vacation home there in 1988 and spent half of each of the next 13 years at Hume Lake. In 2005, they moved to Colorado to be nearer one daughter when Judy's health began to fail. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, and by her daughters, Julie Walker of San Diego, Marcia Nelson of Santa Barbara and Betsy Verkade of Murrieta, all in California, and Barbara Collins of Colorado Springs; She also is survived by seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services will be held Saturday, June 2, in Southern California, followed by inurnment in Lakewood Cemetery Monday, June 4, in Minnesota. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in her name to Hume Lake Christian Camps, 64144 Hume Lake Rd., Hume, CA, 93628. Mountain View Mortuary in Colorado Springs coordinated arrangements.

Skog, LeRoy A. Born July 28, 1933 – Died May 10, 2007. Police Officer/Deputy Sheriff with 36 years of service. Retired from Anoka County Sheriff's Office after 26 years of service in 1997. US Marine Corps Korean War veteran, served from 1950-1958. Attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. Preceded in death by parents, Glen and Florence; step mothers, Charlotte and Edith; brother, Laverne; sister, Gloria. Survived by wife of 45 years, Karyn; daughters, Jean (John) Jurek and Lynn (Michael) Morgan; son, Matthew; grandchildren, Sara, Rianna and Aaron Jurek, Jackson Morgan; brother, Glen (Jacquie); sisters, Sr. Kathleen Skog, OSF, Ruth (Charles) Lester, Geri Dols and Edith (Jerry) Magee; sister-in-law, Joanie Skog; many nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial 2 PM Tuesday, May 15 at Epiphany Catholic Church, 11001 Hanson Blvd. Coon Rapids. Visitation 4-8PM Monday at Gearhart Funeral Home, 11275 Foley Blvd. Coon Rapids, and one hour prior to Mass at church. Interment Epiphan!
y Cemetery. GEARHART 763-755-6300

Engelhard, Rita H. (nee Zachman) age 83, of Bloomington, on May 11, 2007. Preceded in death by husband, Gene. Survived by children, Suzanne (Bill) Fehn, Joan (Wes) Nelson, Earl (Sharon), Mary (Bob Lowe) Engelhard and Carol (Bob) Shepherd; grandchildren, Katie, Judi, Dan, Beth, Julie, Teresa, Barb and Steve; great-grandchildren, Andrea, Cassandra, Courtney, Monica and Brett. Of 11 brothers and sisters, Rita is also survived by sisters, Irene and Theresa and brothers, Jerome and Gene. Visitation Monday, 5-8 PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Chapel, 9947 Lyndale Ave S. with Prayer Service at 7 PM. Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, 10 AM at The Church of the Nativity of Mary, 9900 Lyndale Ave S. with visitation one hour prior at church. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to Nativity of Mary School. GILL BROTHERS Bloomington Chapel 952-888-7771

Corliss, Richard Age 30, formerly of Rogers, unexpectedly on May 10, 2007. Preceded in death by grandfathers, Lloyd Dreyer and Fred Coffey. Rich will be missed by his parents, Art and Shirley; sister, Janna; brother, Darrell; niece, Jadea; grandparents, Ron & Joyce, Viola Dreyer and Marion Coffey along with other family and friends. Richard was a member of the all state Lutheran and Prince of Peace choirs, an avid reader and Everquest player. Rich attended Robbinsdale area schools and graduated from Elk River. He worked with the US Postal service for over 10 years. GATHERING OF FRIENDS: MONDAY, 5/14, 5-8 PM, KAPALA- GLODEK-MALONE Funeral Home, 7800 Bass Lake Rd., New Hope. MEMORIAL SERVICE TUESDAY, 5/15, 10 AM at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 7217 West Broadway, Brooklyn Park. Final resting place at Glen Haven in Crystal. Memorials preferred. KAPALA-GLODEK-MALONE 763-535-4112

Theisen, Brad F. Age 41 of Dassel, formerly of Watertown, died accidentally in a motor- cycle accident. Owner of Center Minnesota Services (CMS), lifelong equipment operator and contractor. Preceded in death by mother, Carol. Survived by father and step-mother, Harold and Kate Theisen; brothers, Greg (Connie) Theisen, Brent (Amy) Theisen; nieces and nephews, Jason (Bethany) Theisen, David and Patrick Theisen, Kate, Ben, and Tom Theisen. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, St. Mary of Czestochowa Catholic Church, 1867 95th. St. SE, Delano. Visitation 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Iten Funeral Home, Delano. Visitation continues 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church prior to Mass. Interment church cemetery. Iten Funeral Home Delano (763) 972-2891

Anderson, Wilton J. age 76, of Apple Valley. Survived by wife, Nancy; sons, Michael and Mark (Malee) Anderson; five grandchildren; five great- grandchildren. Services Tuesday, 11 AM, Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 14980 Diamond Path, Rosemount. Interment Lebanon Cemetery. Visitation 5-8 PM Monday at Henry W. Anderson Apple Valley Mortuary, 147th & Garrett and 1 hr before services at church. Memorials preferred. Henry W. Anderson 952-432-2331

Toles, Burton 7/26/18-5/11/07 Burt loved to travel, meet new people, learn about their culture and share his wisdom with his family, friends and business associates. Preceded in death by wife, Edythe; brother, William and sister, Annie Gepner. Survived by companion, Donamae Koppelman; sister, Mary Golfus; brother, Merrill (Butz) Toles; daughter, Jacqueline Paster and husband, Edward; son, William Toles and companion, Jill Daniels; grandchildren, Howard Paster and wife Amy, Nicole Putzel and husband Steve, Rachel Rosen and husband Sam, Amy Toles and Adam Toles; and, great-grandchildren Luke, Mitchell and Ethan Paster and Jacob and Natalie Putzel. Memorial service SUNDAY, May 13 at 2:00 PM at TEMPLE ISRAEL, 2324 Emerson Ave. S., Mpls. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Ronald McDonald House. Shiva, Edina West, 6115 Lincoln Dr. (Sunday 7PM). Private Interment. Hodroff-Epstein 612-871-1234 online guestbook at:

Madsen, Donald G. Former resident of New Hope. Born December 30, 1921, passed away May 10, 2007 at the New Brighton Care Center. Graduate of Nashwauk High School 1941. Graduate of Curtiss Wright Technical Institute, Master Aviation Mechanic, 1942. Served in the US Navy aboard the USS Wasp, CV18 during WWII, honorable discharge BM/2C Dec. 13, 1945. Graduated from the University of Minnesota, MIT, Mechanical Engineering, December 1949. Registered Professional Engineer in Minnesota, Utah & Illinois, Certified Plant Engineers through The Facilities Management Association, retired from Honeywell fall 1989. Member of the American Legion Westphal Post #0251, USS Wasp Association CV18, CVS18, CVA 18, Facilities Management Association, past president of The Association for Facilities Engineering Twin Cities Chapter XIII, past president of The Honeywell Engineers Club. Preceded in death by wife of 52 years, BJ (Betty Jane); sister, Alice Jane Sandholm; brother, Max (Mayme); brothe!
rs-in-law, Detlof Olson, Earl Olson and Gene Ray. Survived by sons, David Mark, Richard Martin, & Ronald Kirby (Kelly); grandchildren, David Jr., Jennifer, Donald, Christian, & Ethan; brother, Roger (Betty); brothers- in-law, Jerome (Angie) Olson & Hollace Sandholm; sisters-in-law, Dorthy (Al) Lee, Gloria Ray, Marylyn (Jim) Pearson, Yvonne (Dale) Swenson, and Geraldine Olson. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Children's Cancer Research Fund. Private interment Ft. Snelling Nat'l Cemetery. Memorial service Wednesday, May 16, 5 PM, with visitation 1 hour prior all at: Washburn-McReavy Robbinsdale Chapel 763-537-2333 4239 West Broadway

Johnson, Eugene D. age 56, of Orono, deeply missed by his best friend, his wife Paula. Born on Feb. 24, 1951 in Windom, he was raised in St. Louis Park. Vietnam Navy veteran 69-73, 27-year employee of Metro Waste Control Commission, retiring in 2001 after the heartbreaking news of Alzheimer's. His life was short but he was totally happy. His major enjoyments were cruising in his boat on Lake Minnetonka, traveling the world, driving his pickup truck and riding around the yard on his lawn tractor. The snowblower too, but not so much. Most of all visiting with family and friends and being married to Paula. Gene was a kind and caring soul who loved and was loved in return by children, animals and all who had met him. He was preceded in death by his father, James. Also survived by his mother, Naomi; brothers, Jim (Jill) and Tom (Becki); sister, LeAnn (Jeff) Jensen; his in-laws, the Niesen family and the usual assortment of relatives. Special thanks to Dr. Michael Stockman, the Me!
thodist Hospice and the entire staff of Alterra of Eden Prairie for their loving warm care. A celebration of Gene's life will be Friday, May 18 from 6:30 to 10:00 PM at the Lafayette Club, 2800 Northview Road, Minnetonka Beach. Memorials preferred to the Humane Society or the Crisis Nursery of Greater Mpls, 5400 Glenwood Ave., Golden Valley 55422.

Clark, Erin "Gammers" 71, of Edina, passed away May 10, 2007 at home surrounded by loving family. Mother of seven, she was giving and forgiving, and taught the values of unconditional love. Memorial Mass 10 AM Monday, May 14th at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 1310 Main St., Hopkins. Private interment. Cremation Society of MN Edina Chapel 952-924-4100

Pauly, Milfred J. Age 86, of Chaska, died May 10 of congestive heart failure. Preceded in death by parents, Joe and Lena Pauly; sisters, LaVerne (Jack) Wenzel, and Delores (Bud Howe). He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Dorothy; daughter, Sharon (Dave Maetzold) of Edina; son, Steve (Suzi) Pauly of Georgia; and brother, Arlan (Phyllis) Pauly of Chaska; 2 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. He grew up in St. Bonifacius and then Chaska. Milfred and Dorothy started Chaska Marine in 1960. Along with son, Steve, they built the family business into the largest volume Larson and Crestliner boat dealership in the U.S. Milfred was also one of the founding members of Chaska Lions Club. They spent summers at their Cedar Lake home in Aitkin, MN, and winters outside McAllen, TX. Mass of Christian Burial, Tuesday 10:30 AM at Guardian Angels Catholic Church, 218 W. 2nd St., Chaska. Visitation Monday, 4-8 PM, prayer service 7:30 PM at the Bertas Funeral Home, 200 W. 3rd St.,!
Chaska. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Abbott Heart Institute. Interment will be at the Moravian Cemetery in Chaska. Bertas Funeral Home 952-448-2137

Hilliard, Mabel F. Age 99, formerly of Little Canada, passed away on May 10, 2007. Preceded in death by loving husband, Fred Hilliard; and sister, Cora Mueller. Survived by brother, Dan (Dorothy) Stougaard of Colfax, WI; nieces, Marie Young of Colfax, WI, and Marcia Nelson of Apple Valley, MN. Mabel worked at The Golden Rule, Albrecht's and Printing Inc. She was an avid long blade skater and enjoyed golf in her retirement years. Private family memorial.

Hase, Daniel James (May 30, 1953 - May 9, 2007), suddenly (while doing what he loved most), left us without intention. Dan is survived by his loving wife, Barbara Banks; 2 sons, Daniel (Rebekah) Banks and Jonathan (Hannah Bustin) Banks; grandson, Colton Banks; his mother, Helen Hase; brothers, Donald (Lori) and David; sisters, Anna Marie (Louie) Ferraro and Nancy Garcia; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great nieces & nephews, and the most beautiful, loving group of friends a man could ever ask for. Preceded in death by his father, Donald and brother-in-law, Augie Garcia. Dan grew up in Columbia Heights and was a 1971 Columbia Heights graduate. He was a long- standing member of the American Motorcyclist Association. He was an expert, skilled rider whose life was cut short while on his last ride. Dan enjoyed being a champion hill climber and a former District #23 member, as well as enjoying any day that offered a "friendly compete" mix with his boys or fellow dirt-bikers, !
regardless of location - at his home, dirt track, or some near or far away competition event... It was all he ever wanted to do: ride or play in the dirt. So many times Dan was always the first call for advice or ideas. He will be forever missed. Advocacy to government representatives and to the AMA in support of greater consequence for failure to yield actions is greatly appreciated! Visit the AMA website Private interment. Funeral service Tuesday, 1 PM, visitation Monday, 5-9 PM, and 1 hour prior to service at: Washburn-McReavy Columbia Heights Chapel 763.789.4436 4101 Central Ave NE

Gulde, Joseph E. age 89, of St. Cloud, died May 9, 2007. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph F. and Alma (Cassidy) Gulde; his brother, Harold and (Phyllis) Gulde of Edina, MN. Joe graduated from St. Cloud State Univ. One of his gifts he gave to our world was to be a Farmer. His kind heart and sense of humor was appreciated by everyone near him and will be missed. Memorial service to celebrate Joe's life will be at 2:30 PM on Wed., May 16th at Carefree Living, 1225 Division St. E, St. Cloud, 56304. Private interment at Calvary Cemetery, St. Cloud. Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud 1-800-358-3313

Woolson, Gladys Age 92 of Mpls., formerly of Hastings. Preceded by husband, LeRoy. Survived by daughters, Sharon (Sheldon) Groff, Bolivia, Cynthia (David) Sulzbach, Mpls., & Meridee (Pat) Banas, Balboa Island, CA.; grandchildren, Erich (Lisa) & Amy Sulzbach, Allison & Adam (Susan George) Botz; & greatgrandchild, Madison Botz. Visitation Tues (5/15/07), 5 - 8 PM, Albin Chapel, 6855 Rowland Rd, Eden Prairie & 1 hr. prior to the 11 AM Service, Wed (5/16/07) Albin Chapel. Interment Crystal Lake Cemetery. Memorials preferred to World Mission Prayer League & Lutheran Orient Mission Society. Obit info at Albin Chapel - (952) 914-9410 Ralph, James & Daniel Albinson

Sternfels, Susan C. Age 61, of St. Paul, died May 10, 2007 from complications of a brain tumor. Preceded in death by her parents, Herbert and Carol Sternfeld. Survived by son, Joshua; daughter, Lila Jayne; their father, Richard Ostrin; many other family and very special friends. Born in Detroit, MI in 1945; moved with her family to Edina in 1959; 1963 graduate of Edina HS; 1973 graduate of the U of M; worked 10 years for Cedar Riverside Land Co. before founding her own property management firm, Sternfels & Company, in 1985; retired in 2000. Lifetime member of the Unitarian Church; most recently attended meetings at Groveland Unitarian Universalist Fellow- ship. Memorial service at UNITY CHURCH UNITARIAN, corner of Portland & Grotto in St. Paul on Friday, May 18 at 2:30 PM. Memorials preferred to American Cancer Society. MUELLER-BIES - 651-487-2550

Messerich, Fr. Valerius OFM Age 87, formerly of St. Paul, MN died April 10, 2007 Springfield, IL. Fr. Valerius was the former pastor of Guardian Angels Parish, Chaska, MN, St. Mathias Parish, Hampton, MN. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Delphine (nee Stizmann) Messerich and his brother, Jerry Messerich. He is survived by his brother, Don Messerich St. Paul, MN and sister, Valeria (Messerich) Pezzani, St. Paul, MN and many nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial 11 AM Tuesday, May 15 at St. Clare Chapel, Springfield, IL. Gathering of family and friends two hours before service Tuesday in the chapel. Staab Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of arrangements.

Hays, Marilyn Dewars age 79, of St. Paul, died May 11, 2007. Past chapter president of Delta Delta Delta, graduate of the University of Minnesota. Preceded in death by son, Christopher Allen. Survived by husband, Walter; daughter, Julie (Art) Meadowcroft; grandchildren, Leslie, Charles, Laura, and Alex; great- grandson Michael; sister, Jeanette Dobrick. Service 11 AM Monday at House of Hope Presbyterian Church, 797 Summit Ave., St. Paul. Visitation 5-8 PM Sunday at Willwerscheid Funeral Home, 1167 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 651-228-1006 and at church 1 hour before the service. Burial at Acacia Park Cemetery. Memorials preferred.

Christianson, Cully Age 44, of Jordan, died 5/10/07 from injuries from a motorcycle accident. Survived by wife, Renee; children, Matt, Allie, and Cara; parents, Conrad & Shirley; mother-in-law, Janet Houser; sister, Tenny (Rodger) Anderson. Visitation 4-8 PM Sunday, Bruzek Funeral Home, New Prague (952-758-4949). Services Monday 11 AM, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, New Prague.

Fett, Helen M. Age 81, passed away on May 9, 2007, at Methodist Hospital, St. Louis Park, Minn., following a short, but courageous, battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born on March 18, 1926, in Plymouth, Wis. She received a B.S. degree in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For most of her career she worked as a research chemist for Pillsbury Mills in Minneapolis. Several patents for Pillsbury products bear her name. Helen was an active member of Central Lutheran Church. Survivors include a sister, Jane Behrens, Plymouth, Wis., a brother, John (Neiva), Madison, Wis., a nephew, Steven Fett, Miami, Fla., a niece, Ana Stephens (Jason), Madison, Wis., and their children, Evelyn and Brady. Memorials may be made to Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity or Central Lutheran Church Foundation. Service information may be obtained on

Davis, Clara Mae Age 82 of Minneapolis, MN passed away May 7, 2007. Preceded in death by husband, William Michael Davis; daughter, Patricia Jackson; mother and father, Willa Mae Barber and Otis Woodard; step-father, Milton Barber, Sr; brother, Melton Barber, Jr. "Bussie"; sister, Gertrude M. Nay. Survived by sisters, Shirley Sims of Vallejo, Calif., Sandra Barnes of St. Paul, MN, Harryette Hughes (Percy) of St. Paul, MN, grandchildren, Robert Jackson, Jr. of Houston, TX, Christian Jackson, Candice Jackson, Ceyonn Wade, Daisy Young, Daniel Davis (Rita) of Minneapolis, and Bessie Bolin (Lee) of Akron, OH; and host of nieces and nephews and friends. She was a faithful member of St. Peters AME Church and belonged to Pride of the West Chapter 9, Fezzan Court #7 Daughters of ISIS, and Twin City Assembly #47 O.G.C. Visitation, Monday, May 14, 4-8 PM, fraternal organization will begin their services at 6 PM, at Estes Funeral Chapel, 2210 Plymouth Ave. N., Minneapolis, MN and Tuesday!
, May 15, 2007 at 11:00 AM at St. Peters AME Church, 401 East 41st Street, Mpls. and funeral services at 12:00 pm. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Estes Funeral Chapel 612 521-6744

Todahl, Eleanor J. Age 80 of Elk River passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on May 11, 2007. Preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd; sister, Evelyn Fleisher. Survived by her children, Debbie Todahl, Denise (Francis) Beaudry and Dawn (George) Anderson; grandchildren, Shawna and her fiancé Curt Zachman, Brandon, Darcy, and Blake Beaudry; Chris and Kurt Anderson. Also survived by her brother, Ernie Fleisher of NH. Electrolux sales woman in the Elk River area for over 20 years. Funeral Service 11 AM Wednesday at Elk River United Methodist Church 1304 Main St., Elk River. Visitation 4-8 PM Tuesday at Dare's Funeral Home 805 Main St., Elk River, 763-441-1212 and 1 hour prior to services at church on Wed. Interment private at Orono cemetery, Elk River.

Weber, Harry G. age 86, of Albertville. Owned & operated Harry Weber Oil Company for more than 30 years. Survived by wife of 51 years, Edna L. Weber; daughters, Brenda (Hugh) O'Donnell and Patty (Donny) Vorderbruggen; grandchildren, Matthew, Emily, Sean, Jacob, Kevin & Joey; sisters & brothers, Rosie, Ernie & Betty Weber and Donna Gutzwiller and by a brother, Warren; other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by parents, Math & Anna Weber; sisters, Marion Ferrian & Ardella Scherber; twin brother, Norvel; brother, Richard and by a godson & nephew, Russell Weber. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 AM Tuesday, Church of St. Albert in Albertville. Visitation AT THE CHURCH Monday 4-9 PM. Rosary 7:00 PM. Further visitation at the Church Tuesday morning one hour prior to Mass. Serving the family. The Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home 763-497-5362

Chevalier, Leann L. Age 38 of Burnsville on May 10, 2007. Full notice Wednesday 5/16. Roberts Funeral & Cremation Chapel Inver Grove Heights 651-455-2035

Gutzwiller, Veronica A. age 89, of St. Michael. Survived by children, Geraldine (Larry) Stanchina of Livonia, Michigan, & Gordon (Joan) Gutzwiller of St. Michael; grandchildren, Shawn (Patti) Stanchina & David Stanchina; Jason Gutzwiller & fiancé Carrie and Jeffrey Gutzwiller; great-grandson, Kole Stanchina; a brother, Edward Molan of Corcoran; other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by husband, Lester H. Gutzwiller on August 13, 1999 and by her parents, Thomas & Alice Molan. Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 AM Monday, Historic Church of St. Michael in St. Michael. Visitation 4-8 PM TODAY at the funeral home. Prayer service 7:30 PM. Further visitation at the funeral home Monday morning 9:30-10:30 AM. Serving the family... The Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home 763-497-5362

Thompson, Donna Mae Age 75 of St. Paul formerly of Elk River died on May 11, 2007. Survived by her sister, Edna Donovan and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Funeral service 11 AM Thursday at Dare's Funeral Home 805 Main St. Elk River 763-441-1212. Visitation 1 hour prior to services at the funeral home. Interment Meadowvale cemetery, Elk River. Memorials preferred.

Becker, Carole J. Age 85. Passed away peacefully at her home Saturday, May 12, surrounded by her family. Full notice Monday. Arr. Dare's Funeral Home 763-441-1212

Zang, Nancy Eleanor 75, died 5/8. Survived by daughter, Gretchen; sons, Michael & Steven and two grandsons. Memorial service at the Fluvanna Baptist Church, Virginia.

O'Toole, George P. Age 89, of Mankato, passed away May 11, 2007. Preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Catherine (Hayden) O'Toole; sisters, Catherine (Bob) Adler, Margaret (Don) DuBeau, Erin (Leonard) Schleh; brothers, Chet (Marie) O'Toole Thomas O'Toole and his oldest son, Patrick O'Toole. George was a loving husband and father, devoted Catholic and had a great sense of humor which brought a smile to many faces each day of his life. Survived by his wife, Genevieve; children, Terry (Colleen) O'Toole, Judy Fahl, Kathy (Mike) Dudley, Mike (Jeaneth) O'Toole, John (Mary) O'Toole, Bob (Barb) O'Toole; grandchildren, Eileen O'Toole, Andy Fahl, Megan (Troy) Thome, Cassie Rouse, Erin (Nick) Krmpotich, Martin O'Toole, Liz (Derek) Benz, John O'Toole, Pat O'Toole, Camila O'Toole, Natalia O'Toole, Tim O'Toole, Mike O'Toole, Joe O'Toole, and Sean O'Toole; great- grandchildren, Hayden Thome, Jack Thome, Elisabeth Thome, Ethan Krmpotich, Finney Benz and Shea Krmpotich. Mass of Christ!
ian Burial was held at the Church of Our Lady of Grace, Edina. GILL BROTHERS MINNEAPOLIS 612.861.6088

Kronholm, Gunnar Edward Age 94, of Shoreview, died on May 11, 2007 at the North Memorial Residential Hospice in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. He was an extraordinary man who was devoted to his family, unwavering in his faith, and committed to service. He was born on October 1, 1912 in a log house near Cook, Minnesota; graduated from Tower-Soudan High School and Hibbing Junior College. Gunnar began his business career at the Androy Hotel in Hibbing, Minnesota but in 1937 began a banking career that included positions in Cook, St. Paul, Moose Lake, Crookston, and South St. Paul. He retired from banking in 1977 as President of Drovers State Bank in South St. Paul, the flagship bank of the Bremer banks. Shortly thereafter he began a second career at Bethel College & Seminary (now Bethel University) that continued until his death. He first became involved at Bethel in the 1960s as a parent for the first of what would become four children and five grandchildren to attend the Col!
lege or the Seminary. In the 1970s he began teaching a banking course and then began finding the philanthropic support that Bethel needed to begin its business major. In 1979 he began serving as a special assistant to the president and in that role took on many assignments including interim vice president for business affairs and interim vice president for development. He served as a Bethel Regent from 1979-1984 and was a founding Governor of the Bethel Foundation. Gunnar was a committed church leader wherever he lived, serving in a broad range of roles including Sunday school teacher, building committee member, deacon, chair, and foundation member. He helped found three churches-in Roseville, Crookston; and South St. Paul. He had deep commitments to the Baptist General Conference and held leadership positions within that denomination. He also found ways to be involved in the communities in which he lived. His service on the school board in Crookston included one term as ch!
air. His lifelong involvement with the Boy Scouts was recognized when
he was presented with the Silver Beaver Award. He served as a board member of many non-profit organizations and as a volunteer of countless civic organizations. He is survived by his wife, Eunice; children, John (Jan) of Vadnais Heights, Craig (Marcia) of Shoreview, Linda of Cook, Sandra (William) Stapp of Saudi Arabia, Margaret (Jerry) Jarka of Cook, Mark (Sara "Sally") of Minneapolis; 9 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild; and sister, Judith (Harris) Youngquist, Cook, Minnesota. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edvard and Greta Lovisa Kronholm; stepmother, Irene; wife, Elna; brothers, Einar and Oliver; sisters, Astrid Fleming and Margaret; step-brothers, Helge and Paul; stepsister, Miriam Sand. Funeral service 11AM Tuesday at CENTRAL BAPTIST CHURCH, 420 Roy St. at Shields, St. Paul. Visitation 4:30-7:30PM Monday at HOLCOMB- HENRY-BOOM, 515 Hwy. 96 at Mackubin, Shoreview (651-482-7606) and at the church on Tuesday beginning at 10 AM. Burial will be in Cook. Memorials !
preferred to Bethel University for the Gunnar Kronholm scholarship.

Erickson, Helen L. (Lief) Age 88, of Edina MN. Born in Forest Lake, MN. Preceded in death by parents, Andrew and Anna Erickson and four brothers, three of whom died in their nineties. Survived by five nephews and nieces and families. Died on May 9, 2007 at Edina Care Center after many years of declining health. Helen attended Public School in Forest Lake and graduated from high school in 1936 as valedictorian of her class. She attended Gustavus Adolphus College for one year and then went to Swedish Hospital in Minneapolis to study nursing, graduating in 1940 as a registered nurse. In preparation for a career as a foreign missionary she then attended the Lutheran Bible Institute and graduated in 1944. That same year she was called as a missionary to Tanzania by Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Because of World War II her six month journey to Tanzania included a three month wait in Portugal and continued around the Cape of Good Hope. She was assigned to be nurse in char!
ge at Iambi Hospital by the Central Synod of the Lutheran Church. During the four year term the need for a nursing school became evident and she was asked to study nursing education during her home leave. She received a Bachelor of Science in nursing education at the University of MN. Upon her return to Tanzania she was assigned to Kiomboi Hospital and opened a three year school of nursing. This necessitated writing a syllabus in the Swahili language. She graduated her first class during this four year term. During these years she developed a keen interest in the tribal language (Ilyamba) of the area and while on her next leave studied linguistics. In subsequent home leaves she got a Masters Degree with a major in linguistics and minors in anthropology and foreign language teaching. The Church in Tanzania requested her to be the Ilyamba literature secretary in addition to updating Ilyamba New Testament manuscripts in conjunction with the British and Foreign Bible Society Lo!
ndon. She prepared other Ilyamba literature for the Church. In recogni
tion of her unique educational and Swahili language skills she was asked in 1970 by the Lutheran Church of Tanzania to open a language school for new missionaries. During the following thirteen years she held 22 courses and had 500 students. One of her text books is available on the internet. She retired in 1983 at age 65. Funeral services at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Bloomington, MN, 1701 W. Old Shakopee Rd. 11:00 AM, Monday, May 14, 2007 with visitation one hour prior to the services. Interment at Scandinavian Cemetery Forest Lake, MN. Memorials may be directed to Global Health Ministries, 7831 Hickory St. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55432-2500. Mattson Funeral Home & Cremation Service (651) 464-3556

Braverman, Jean age 85, formerly of Milwaukee, WI, passed away peacefully on May 10, 2007 in St. Louis Park, MN. Funeral services will be held 11 AM Monday, May 14, Goodman-Bensman Funeral Home, Whitefish Bay, WI. Memorials preferred to Jewish Family Services, 1300 N. Jackson St., Milwaukee, WI 53202.

Olson, Roy D. Age 88 of St. Louis Park. Notice Later. Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel 952-920-3996

Overby, Eunice M. Age 81 of Edina, passed away on 5/12/07. Full notice to follow. Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel 952-920-3996

Nelson, Irene L. age 90, of Fridley. Preceded in death by husband, Leo E. Survived by son, Don (Bonnie) Nelson; daughters, JoAnne (Dick Gray) Nelson, Betty (John) Mitchell, Deb (Jeff) Dawson; 10 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Interment Sunset Cemetery. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 AM Tues., May 15, with visitation 1 hour before Mass and also 6-8 PM Mon., both at: Washburn-McReavy Northeast Chapel 612-781-6828 2901 Johnson St. N.E.

Johnson, Ken A. Age 72, of Plymouth, died peacefully at his home surrounded by family on May 10, 2007. He was preceded in death by his wife, Leoda. He is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Valerie & Paul Bock, Carol & Jay Swanson; grandchildren, Katie, Kenny & Carl. There will be a celebration of his life on Tuesday, May 15th from 5-8 pm at the Rockwood's Banquet Center, 9100 Quaday Ave., Otsego, MN 55330. David Lee Funeral Home Wayzata 952-473-5577

Stawarski, Henry "Hank" Age 79, of New Hope formerly of Brooklyn Center. Survived by loving wife of 57 years, Clare. Survived by children, Bill (Lori), Barb (Al) Jedneak, and Beth (Jon) Thibodeau; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren and brother, John (Bonnie). Preceded in death by sister, Rosemary O'Konek. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred. Mass of Christian Burial Wed May 16th 10 AM with visitation 9:30 AM at OUR LADY OF VICTORY CATHOLIC CHURCH 5155 Emerson Ave. No. Mpls. Interment at Gethsemane Cemetery. KAPALA-GLODEK-MALONE 763-535-4112

Taylor, Alberta Magnolia "Mother Hines" age 89, of Mpls., passed away May 11, 2007. Preceded in death by husband, parents and one daughter. Survived by 8 children, 76 grandchildren, many more great & great-great grandchildren. Funeral service Thursday, May 17, 11:00 AM, with visitation at 10:00 AM, at First Memorial Funeral Chapel, 4343 Nicollet Ave. So., Mpls.

Pearson, L. Vincent age 92, of Mpls., formerly of Roseville. Member of the American Swedish Institute Male Chorus and 40 year employee of MN DOT. Survived by wife, Eleanor; daughters, Lavonne Pearson, and Marilyn & Kenneth Florian; and granddaughter, Kelsey Florian. Funeral Service 2:00 pm, Tuesday, May 15, 2007 at Augustana Care Center, 1007 E 14th St, Mpls. Visitation 4-7 pm, Monday, May 14 at Henry W. Anderson Mortuary, 3640 23rd Ave. S., Mpls and one hour before the service at Augustana. Interment Sunset. Memorials preferred. Henry W. Anderson (612) 729-2331

Lyngen, Nancy J. "Jeanne" Age 75, of Big Lake, and formerly of New Hope and Minneapolis, died May 11, 2007. Jeanne was born on August 18, 1931 in Minneapolis to Jack W. and Charlotte (Holiday) Fisher. She attended and graduated from Central High School of Minneapolis. On October 12, 1952 she was united in marriage to Donald Lyngen. She worked much of her life in the accounting field. She was employed by IDS of Minneapolis, worked as a credit manager for Stevensons, and as a bookkeeper for MusicLand. She and her husband enjoyed their retirement in Peoria, AZ. She is survived by her son, Mark (Anita) Lyngen; daughters, Pamela Lyngen, Diane (Keith) Bondhus; one brother; 7 sisters; and 8 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald in 1998. Funeral services will be Friday May 18, 2007 at 9:30 AM at Blessed Cross Church, 12475 273rd Ave NW, Zimmerman. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery of Minneapolis. Visitation will be Thursday from 5 PM to 8 PM at Pete!
rson-Grimsmo Chapel, 250 East Broadway, Monticello. Peterson-Grimsmo Chapel 763 295-2918

Fennern, George D. "Pete" Born Sept. 25 1924, passed away peacefully at the age of 82 surrounded by his family on Friday, May 11, 2007. Preceded in death by 1 brother and 2 sisters. Survived by loving wife of 52 years, Shirley; daughters, Linda (Michael) Waite, and Diane (Scott) Melton; son, Larry (Lori) Fennern; grandchildren, Angela (Robert) Greiner, Holly (Matthew) Sharp, Nicole Waite and fiance Jason Bergeland, Melissa (Michael) Thielen, Katrina Addison, Dustin Melton, and Jeff Fennern; also 3 great-grandchildren, Jason, Hailey, and Peyton; brother, Marvin; also other family and friends. Memorials in lieu of flowers to the National Parkinson's Foundation or donor's choice. Interment Fort Snelling. Funeral Service Wednesday 10:30 AM. Visitation Tuesday 4-8 PM also 1/2 hour prior to service: Washburn-McReavy Coon Rapids Chapel 763-767-1000 1827 Coon Rapids Blvd.

Bailey, Lorrayne age 85, of Apple Valley, passed away 5/10/07. She is preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Travis Bailey, Jr. She is survived by her daughters, Toni Scroggins, Janet McGregor, Rebecca Walsh (Dan) and her sons, Edward, Travis III (Liz) and Tim Bailey. She is also survived by her brother, Edward Frazier, Jr. and her sister, Lois Hunt, both of Des Moines, IA. In addition, she is survived by 11 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild and a host of other loving relatives. Private family services to be held. Donations to American Diabetes Association appreciated in her memory.

Kugath, Norma LaMay age 86, of Waseca, died Friday, May 11, 2007 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester. She is survived by her husband, Robert of Waseca; three children, Bruce (LeAnn) Kugath of Shakopee, Dale (Jennifer) Kugath of Waseca and Gayle (Larry) Anfinson of Waterloo, IA; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister, Ruth Bell of Mankato. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Glen. Kinder-Dennis Home for Funerals in Waseca is handling arrangements.

Rohrenbach, Cortney Jean age 16, of Lakeville, accidentally on May 10, 2007. Survived by parents, Colin and Lynette; brother, Colton; grandparents, Betty Woods, Stan & Kathy Reisdorfer, and Brian (Linda) Rohrenbach; uncles, Dan, Scott, Steve and Bryce; aunts, Donna and Kara; godfather, Bobby and many other loving relatives and friends. Cortney was a sophomore at Lakeville South High School where she was an honor student and involved in track. She also enjoyed dance, music and many outdoor activities. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Cortney Rohrenbach Memorial Fund, c/o Provincial Bank, PO Box 459, Lakeville, MN 55044. Memorial service Monday, May 14, 7 PM with visitation beginning at 4 PM at Christiania Lutheran Church, 26691 Pillsbury Ave., Lakeville. Washburn-McReavy Werness Bros Chapel 952-884-8145

Miller, Esther age 85, longtime St. Paul resident. Preceded in death by husband, Dr. Zondal; parents, Sam and Sarah Singer. Survived by children, Dr. Jeffrey and Rise of Edina, Leslee of Seattle, Wash., Cheryl of Bloomington and Marc and Stacy of Mill Valley, Calif.; grandchildren, Barry and Carly Miller; brothers, Selig Singer and Bernie Singer; sister, Marilyn Kaufman; many loving friends and relatives. The family wishes to thank the staff at Methodist Hospital and Sholom Home West (3rd Floor). Funeral service SUNDAY (TODAY) 12:30 PM at TEMPLE OF AARON SYNAGOGUE, 616 S. Mississippi River Blvd., St. Paul. Memorials are preferred to the Sholom Comm. Alliance, Alzheimer's Association or donor's favorite charity. SHIVA, Temple of Aaron (Sun 7 PM) and Knollwood Place, 3630 Phillips Pkwy., St. Louis Park (Mon 7 PM). Hodroff-Epstein 612-871-1234 online guestbook at:

Aamot, Deborah Lee Age 55 of Mpls. Survived by son, Alex; brother, Paul Mock; sister, Sandra Mock. Services 1 PM Tuesday at the Evans-Nordby Funeral Home, 6000 Brooklyn Blvd. in Brooklyn Center. Visitation after 12 noon at the funeral home on Tuesday. EVANS-NORDBY 763-533-3000

Neumann, Ethel O. Age 95 of St. Paul on May 11, 2007. Preceded in death by husband, Reuben E.; son, Kenneth. Survived by children, Byron (Sharon), Nancy Neumann; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren. Funeral service 10:30 AM Tuesday, May 15, 2007 at FAIRMOUNT AVENUE METHODIST CHURCH, 1532 Fairmount Ave., St. Paul. Interment Sunset Memorial Park. Visitation Tuesday 9:30 AM AT THE CHURCH. Holcomb-Henry-Boom Funeral Homes. 651-646-2844

Sabatuk, Wayne T. age 68, of Mounds View, passed away suddenly on May 8, 2007. Visitation Sat., 5/19, 9 AM, Mass 10 AM, lunch to follow at Church of St. Timothy, 707 89th Ave. NE, Blaine, 763-784-1329. Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers.

Boggs, William A. age 77, of Coon Rapids. Notice Mon. KOZLAK-RADULOVICH BLAINE CHAPEL 763-783-1100

Johnson, John A. age 54, of Brooklyn Park, passed away on 5/11/07. Full notice Monday. Washburn-McReavy Robbinsdale Chapel 763-537-2333

Anderson, Robert of Mpls. Born 6/11/22. Died 5/12/07. Interment Fort Snelling. For info, call: Historic Thomson-Dougherty, 612-871-4407.

Inman, Thomas Frederick Age 85 of Fridley, MN. Passed away peacefully on May 11, 2007 after a lengthy illness. Survived by wife of 62 years, Charlotte; three daughters, Merilee Inman, Laura Westlund and Barb Ulbrich; and five grandchildren. Former engineer of Honeywell and Control Data. Tom's hobbies included Ham radio, reading, and playing the clarinet. Private interment service to be held on Monday at Hillside Cemetery.

Vick, Daniel J. age 62, passed away of natural causes. Private services. Washburn-McReavy Northeast Chapel 612-781-6828

Pierson, (Armstrong) Deaconess Mable E. Born on February 2, 1914 in Terrell, Texas, passed away at the St. Olaf Residence in N. Mpls on May 8, 2007 at the age of 93. Preceded in death by father, Obie and mother, Alene and stepmother, Gertrude Armstrong; brothers, Alonzo, George, Lee Arthur, Lee Roy, Royal, AD and Walter; sisters, Martellar Smith, Odessa Moore, Juanita and Helen. Survived by sisters, Nadiebelle Roberts & Effie Clardy; brothers, Ray and Willie. Mable married Charlie Pierson Jr. (deceased) on October 20, 1935. Children, James (deceased) Dorothy Gilmer (deceased), Tierry Barnes- Few, Charles III, Clifford, Mary, Bruce, and Paulette; grandsons, Anthony and Steven. Also survived by innumerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services Thursday, May 17, 12:00 PM, at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, 5100 James Ave. N. Visitation 1 hour prior to service at church. Interment Crystal Lake Cemet!
ery. Estes Funeral Chapel 612-521-6744

Knutson, Merlen Vernon "Bud" age 83 of Roseville on May 9th. WWII Army Veteran & longtime member of the Roseville VFW. Preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy J. (nee Carroll); son. Jim; and sister Ethelynn. Survived by his daughters, Carol (Gary) Erickson & Pat (Jerry) McCann; sons, Bob (Kelly), John (Beth) & Chris (Sandie); 17 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, Bev (Kurt) Schneider & Karen (Aaron) Burchell; and his daughter-in-law, Betty Knutson. Visitation, Services, Burial, & Reception will all take place on Tuesday May 15th. Times will be announced in Monday's editions. Memorials are preferred. Arr. THE ROSEVILLE MEMORIAL CHAPEL 651/631-2727

Kane, Shirley A. Age 74 of Maple Lake Township, formerly of Brooklyn Park, passed away on May 11, 2007 at home with her family. Retired from Honeywell. Preceded in death by parents, Leland and Maxine Whalen; brother, Donald. Survived by her husband of 53 years, Ed; children, Mark (Bonnie), Pat (Rick Coons) Alderink, Pam, Tom (Michelle); 7 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters; 1 sister-in-law, several nieces and nephews. Memorial Service Tuesday May 15, 7 PM at Cremation Society of Minnesota, 7835 Brooklyn Blvd., Brooklyn Park. Visitation from 5-7 PM. 763-560-3100


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