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Finch, Joan Gotzian Age 78, of Eden Prairie MN, passed away January 15, 2019. Preceded in death by her parents. Joan was a St Louis Park public school teacher for over 30 years. She was a life-long learner, artist, pianist, adventurer, creative and inspiring individual, and loving mother, wife, grandmother, and friend. Survived by husband of 47 years, Tom; daughter, Mary; granddaughter, Emma. Funeral service Thursday, Jan. 24 at 11AM at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trl, Eden Prairie. Visitation 1 hr prior to service. In lieu of flowers, donations preferred to Twin Cities Public Broadcasting Service (tpt.org 1-888-229-1500) Washburn-McReavy.com Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400
Reunited with the love of his life, Michael James O'Toole (67) of Eden Prairie, MN, passed away Friday evening January 11, 2019. Known for his caring personality, great sense of humor, and the joy he brought others when delivering his homemade banana bread. Mike's happiest days were spent with his grandkids, kids, and family. He was so proud of his kids and grandkids (Hadley, Audrey, Hudson, Able and Jordan). They brought him so much joy. Survived by Campion (Kelly), Casey (Sandy), Caitie and his sister Kathy. Mike was thankful for his 50+ year career at Hoigaards and all his friends he made along the way. Funeral Service Friday January 18th at Pax Christi Church, Eden Prairie. Visitation at 10:00 AM, Service at 11:00 AM, followed by luncheon. Washburn-McReavy.com Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400
Johnson, Kathleen Gayle Baumtrog Age 75 years old from Eden Prairie, MN. Born in Neosho MO to John and Florence Baumtrog, died peacefully on January 10th in St Louis Park, MN surrounded by family. She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Florence Baumtrog and her cousin Tom Baumtrog. She is survived by her husband Wayne C. Johnson, daughters Christine Johnson, Pauline Anderson (husband Ron), Laurie Johnson (Amador), her siblings John Baumtrog (Ilene), Colleen Baumtrog-Kodluboy (husband Don), Maureen Baumtrog, by many cousins and a special niece Jill Holz (husband Brian) and nephew Ryan (wife Katie). Special to Kathleen's heart are her grandchildren Nick, Alex, Ari, Aiden and Adam. A celebration of Kathleen's life and her journey home to be with our Lord will be held at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN on Wednesday January 16th, 11 AM with visitation 1 hour prior all at church. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Nature Conservancy or the North American Bear Center in Ely, MN would be very much appreciated. Washburn-Mcreavy.com Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400
Mary Klun was born on June 2, 1928 in Ely, Minnesota to Mary and Frank Delak. She married Ed Klun on May 13, 1950 and they spent 46 happy years together. She enjoyed waitressing at Vertin’s restaurant for many years and ran the Ely Surplus store with Ed until they retired. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to everyone that she cared about, putting everyone she loved ahead of herself. She cared for Ed after he was diagnosed with cancer and then spent over 16 years caring for Evan and Carrie’s family. Her favorite pastime was ironing, even our jeans had to have a sharp crease and the sheets were always pressed. She left us on December, 7, 2018 after a short illness.
She lived right up until the end with a smile on her face and a kind word to all. We are honored and privileged to have had her in our lives for over 90 years.
Mary is survived by her children: Carrie, Cindy, Ed; three grandsons: Ryan, Evan and Matthew; and her sister Dorothy and brother Frank. Memorials preferred to the Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital Hospice Comfort Care Bed Program c/o Park Nicollet Foundation, 6500 Excelsior Blvd., St. Louis Park, MN 55426. Memorial service Friday, December 14, 11 a.m. at Pax Christi Catholic Church, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN 55347.
Dessin, Barbara A. Age 83 of Bloomington passed away Nov. 27th, 2018. Preceded in death by husband, Donald and daughter, Debbie. Survived by son, Bob (Ronda); grandchildren, Emily and Cody. Many other relatives and friends. Mass of Christian Burial, Thurs, Dec. 6th, 11am at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. Visitation one hour prior to Mass at the church. Washburn-McReavy.com Werness Brothers 952-884-8145
Dolan, Mary Beth Eden Prairie, died peacefully at home 11/25/18, with loved ones at her side. Born 6/29/51 to Ella & Leo Dolan, early years in Elrosa MN; remainder in the Twin Cities. Preceded in death by parents, sister Nancy Welle & brother in law Larry Welle. Mary Beth will be missed by sisters Pat Treloar (Ken) and Jeanne Markell (Mike); brother Jim Dolan (Mary Kay); many nieces, nephews, cousins; and more friends than most people are lucky to have. Remembered for her loving spirit, Irish spunk, and embracing life in spite of challenges. She taught us to see the "ability" in "disability" as she influenced so many, evidenced by outpouring of love the past weeks. Mary's family appreciates wonderful care from Methodist Hospital and Hospice Program and Dungarvin staff. A special thanks to Judy Lundell, who made the last 7 years of Mary Beth's life richer and easier. Mass of Christian burial 12/03/18 at Pax Christi Church, Eden Prairie. Visitation 10 am, Mass 11 am, then luncheon at the church. Private interment at a later date in Elrosa, where her parents Rest In Peace.
Clark, Bennie (Ben) age 76 passed away peacefully on Nov. 24, 2018. Ben is survived by his loving wife Kathleen Bridget of 51 years, children Ben and Rachel, grandchildren Canton, Dacotah, Birch, Cree, River, Brooklyn and Aspen; his sisters Michael, Nancy and Kathleen. He is preceded in death by his father William, mother Irene, brother Patrick, and son Matthew. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, Nov. 29th at 11AM, Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN 55347. Visitation prior to service 9:45-11 AM. Private interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Washburn-McReavy.com Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400
Bierman, Timothy Jon 6/11/1968-11/4/2018 of Minneapolis died unexpectedly on November 4th, 2018. Tim was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Bierman. Tim is survived by wife, Rebecca Bierman; daughter, Sophie Bierman; mother, Judith Bierman; and siblings Heidi (Brian) Nettz, David (Elizabeth) Bierman, and Jody (Joe) Verdegan. Tim will be missed by all. Tim graduated from Eden Prairie High School in 1986 and St. Olaf College in 1990, with a major in English. Tim was employed at Wells Fargo since 1991. There will be a visitation on Thursday, November 8th from 4PM-7PM at the Washburn-McReavy Chapel in Eden Prairie. Service Friday, November 9th @ Pax Christi Catholic Community 11AM with a visitation 1 hour prior at church. washburn-mcreavy.com Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400 7625 Mitchell Road, Eden Prairie, MN
Conradi, Constance C. age 95 of Eden Prairie passed away in the early morning of 10/29 after slipping into a coma as a result of a stroke. She was preceded in death by husband Lee Conradi and her son Mark Fischer. For many years, Connie and her second husband, Lee, lived on Lake Hubert, near Nisswa, MN in the house they built. When they decided it was time to give it up, they split their time between Minnesota for the summers and Arizona for winters. They continued this until Lee's death and Connie continued after Lee died. She was active, not just for someone her age but for anyone. She lived on her own both in Minnesota and in Arizona, traveled alone and volunteered at a museum in Arizona and at the library and her church Eden Prairie. She also had a standing appointment to get her hair done every week. She had already made and confirmed her reservation to fly to Phoenix for this year. Constance is survived by her sister, Charlotte Wilson of Ottawa, Canada; Connie's son and wife Mike and Debbie Fischer; step-daughter and husband, Loralee & Harry Harris; step-son Jeff Conradi; daughter and husband Kathy and Rock Richardson; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews as well as many neighbors and friends. All who knew her will miss her smile and warmth. Memorial service will be held on November 7th, 2018 @ Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN @ 11AM with visitation 1 hour prior to the service all at the church. The family would like to say a special thanks to the neighbors who checked on her and called 911 when she did not respond to their calls. Washburn-Mcreavy.com Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400
Joe Michels, 74, has "Gone Fishing with God" on October 23, 2018. He was surrounded by the family he so loved, who loved him in return. Joe was a husband, dad, grandpa, great-grandpa, brother, friend, self-appointed patriarch of his in-laws, fishing "Camp Master", and was the best family deck builder ever. He had the innate ability to offer a kind word or the BEST hugs wherever he saw a need. Joe's faith was practiced and he was a consummate volunteer in life, at Pax Christi Church, Virtus, Youthlink, and Lets Go Fishing. Joe graduated from Benilde in 1962. He worked for Goodyear for 37 years before he founded JEM Consulting.
He is preceded in death by Bob and Peg Michels. Joe is survived by his best friend and wife of 52 years, Jan; his children Chris (Chuck) Bichler, Kate (Wiley)Rizo, and Dan (Dawn) Michels; seven grandchildren of whom he was so proud: Kristi, Alex, Zach, Brandon, Chase, Maddie & Gavin; great-grandsons Brayden & Colin; his favorite sister, Mary Michels; special sisters- and brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, dear friends and fishing buddies.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Pax Christi Church, Catholic Charties, or donor's choice. Heaven just got a little more lively.
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Foss, JoAnn (Suhon) Age 80 of Deerwood, MN formerly of New Brighton MN. Our dearly beloved aunty J., sister, sister in law, great aunt and godmother passed away October 17, 2018. Preceded in death by her husband, Larry; parents, Joe and Ruth; brothers, Jim and Joe; sister, Virginia; sisters-in-law, Carole Suhon and Ione Foss. Survived by sisters, Marion Egeland and Betty Sipper; brothers -in-law, Jerry (Yvonne) Foss and Eddy Foss; sister-in-law, Diane Suhon and (children in Poland, family joke). Long time employee of Bunge Corp. Mass of Christian Burial 11 AM Thursday (10/25) at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie with visitation starting at 10 AM. Interment Gethsemane Cemetery, New Hope. Huber Funeral & Cremation Services Eden Prairie Chapel 952-949-4970 huberfunerals.com
Age 84, passed away from cancer on Oct. 4, 2018 in Bloomington surrounded by family. Born Feb. 7, 1934 in St. Paul, where as a child he often could be found at one of the city ballparks or football fields. He graduated from Cretin HS and the College of St. Thomas where he was voted Mr.Tommie in 1956. In 1957 he married his high school sweetheart Jean (Lynch) and soon after joined the US Marines, serving for 3 years. Jim played for the All Marines Baseball Team in the Japanese Major League while serving in Okinawa. He returned to MN in 1960 and began a 33-year career as teacher, coach and administrator at Richfield HS. He retired in 1992 and spent much of his time volunteering at many charitable organizations throughout the Twin Cities.
Jim was an outstanding athlete in HS and college where he excelled as a left-handed pitcher and quarterback. At Cretin High School, Jim was All Conference and All State in football and baseball. He lettered four years in football and baseball at St. Thomas in 1953-56 and was Co-Captain his senior year. Jim was drafted his senior year of high school by the St. Louis Cardinals and turned it down because he wanted to go to college. He was inducted into numerous Halls of Fame including Cretin HS, St. Thomas College, Mancini’s St Paul Sports Hall of Fame and the MSHSL. During his career at Richfield HS he had great success coaching baseball and football. He was voted Coach of the Year by the Baseball Coaches Association in 1971 and 72. One of his fondest memories being the back to back State Champion Baseball Teams in 1971 and 1972.
Alongside coaching high school sports, Jim was active in coaching his sons in football at Pearl Park, winning the Minneapolis City Championship in 1972,73 and 74.
His love of athletics continued throughout his life as he rarely missed any of his children's and grandchildren's games. Jim's love of sports was only surpassed by his love of family and friends. Jim was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was a kind, selfless man who was an example to others with his generosity, love and devotion to his faith. Jim's family is grateful for all who supported him and our family throughout his illness.
Jim is preceded in death by infant son Steven, daughter Terry Hare-Gothmann and sister, Catherine Hare CSJ. He is survived by wife of 62 years, Jean, sons James P, Daniel (Amy), daughter Betsy Asturias (John) and 7 grandchildren; Ryan (Cassie), Joe (Becky), Jennifer, Megan, Brent, Jake, and Shannon and sister, Jean Hare CSJ.
Mass of Christian Burial Friday, November 2, 11:00am at Pax Christi Catholic Church, 12100 Pioneer Trail in Eden Prairie[BA1] . Visitation one hour prior to mass at the church and on Thursday, November 1 from 4 – 7 pm at Washburn- McReavy Funeral Home, Edina Chapel, 5000 W. 50th St.in Edina. A private interment will be held at Fort Snelling at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts preferred in Jim’s name to St. Stephen’s Human Services at 2309 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis MN 55404 or online at sshsmn.org or the Sarcoma Foundation of America, 9899 Main Street, Suite 204 Damascus, MD 20872
Furst, Thomas L. 70, of Eden Prairie, MN, peacefully passed away on September 18th, 2018. This proud Vietnam Veteran (Army Artillery, 3rd (III) Corp, Radio Operator), lost his 9 year battle against Multiple Myeloma from exposure to Agent Orange during his 415 days in the service. Tom is survived by his wife, Joan (Tikal); daughter, Nicole (Timothy); son, Benjamin (Michelle Iverson); six gradchildren, Dylan (Danielle), Grace, Thomas, Chasity, Nicholas and Ella; siblings Marlys Bernier, Vernon Desing, Gerald Furst. He's preceded in death by sister, Vivian Montplaisir; parents, Leslie & Matilda Furst; baby brother, Gene. Tom grew up in Barnsville, MN. he was a master barber, bar owner, bartender "Tommy" for 25 years along the 494W corridor in Bloomington, and at StoneWings on the Lake. In later years he was employed by Bethany House Publishing and Sybaritic. Tom was an avid sportsman and enjoyed his last fishing trip with best friendsat the end of August. We want to specially thank our medical family at the MSP VA Hem-Onc department for their support and exceptional care. A service for Tom will be held at Pax Christi, Eden Prairie at 11:00am on Monday October 1st. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service. Internment at Fort Snellilling. If you choose to honor Tom, please consider a donation to your local homeless Veterans organization. Washburn-McReavy.com Werness Brothers 952-884-8145
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Kelly, Tim Best friend to his wife, Judy. Hero to his children, Chad (Charlene), Cory, Allison (Patrick), Mollie. Superhero to his grandchildren, Evan, Ella, Quinn. A teacher to the community and all those around him. An incomparable fighter through a brief illness, he was surrounded by his family in unconditional love as he left this world. He had the courage to join his granddaughter, Grace. Tim was born in Grand Forks, ND, to Howard and Cleo Kelly. He filled his family's home in East Grand Forks with an adventurous and inquisitive spirit, which continued on throughout his life. He was a man of many talents and passions, and ultimately found a vocation in teaching. He was a science teacher for 35 years, & spent much of his career at Shakopee High School. He gave his students a classroom full of wonder. Spending hours with his hands in the earth was how he showed his vast love for nature, and he always paused to gaze in wonder at the nighttime sky. He was a voracious reader of all types of literature and had an unquenchable curiosity about the world. He was also a conspirator in his dog's quest to just have fun. Tim is survived by his wife, Judy; children, Chad (Charlene) Muesing, Cory Muesing, Allison (Patrick) McCarthy, Mollie Kelly; grandchildren, Evan Muesing, Ella Muesing, Quinn McCarthy; siblings, William (Pat) Kelly, Karen Corbid, Colleen (Dr. Ken) Breker, Keith Kelly, John Kelly; sisters-in-law, Carol Kramer, Lindy Carda, Lou Ryan, Barbara Kramer, Mary Ann (John) Goihl, Marlys (Dave) Determan, Joann (John) Hutchison, Colleen (Brett) Johnson; brothers-in-law, Douglas (Phyllis) Kramer, Robert Kramer, Mike (Rhonda) Kramer; special family, Muesings and Bodes; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his granddaughter, Grace Kelly McCarthy; parents, Howard and Cleo; mother and father-in-law, Frank and Lucy Kramer; sister-in-law, Delores Kramer; brothers-in-law, Ben Corbid, Eugene Kramer, Stan Carda, Jim Ryan, Francis Kramer; nephews, Justin, Dan and Scott Kramer. Visitation Sunday 4-7 PM at McNearney-Schmidt Funeral Home, 1220 3rd Ave. E., Shakopee. Mass of Christian Burial Monday 11 AM at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie with visitation 1 hour prior at the church. In lieu of flowers or memorials, please honor Tim's memory by doing a generous action for others, such as donating to your local food shelf, the nonprofit agency Hearts and Hands of MN, the Science Department at Shakopee High School, or any other kind gesture you feel fit. McNearney-Schmidt Funeral Home Shakopee 952-445-2755
Sabean, Irene B. age 89, born October 31, 1928. Passed away August 18, 2018. Service at 11 AM on Friday, September 14, 2018 at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, 55347. Visitation 1 hr. prior.
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Barrett, Jodelle (Jody) Age 61, from Crystal, MN. Passed away suddenly in the presence of her daughters on August 25, 2018. Preceded in death by parents, Marcella (Marcy) Corcoran, Patrick Corcoran; brother: Steve Corcoran. Survived by daughters, Sarah Willen-bring, Maria Thomas (Kristen Larson); grandchildren, Kyle and Ella Willenbring; sister Anne Hautamaki; and brother Tim Corcoran. Jody was a loving sister, mother, grandmother, and friend and was lost too soon. She loved antiquing, gardening, spending time with family and always lived life to the fullest. Her smile and humor will be missed by those that knew and loved her. For visitation and service information, please reach out to her daughters or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Memorials preferred to Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Brenda Caspers, age 54, passed away peacefully at home in Marietta on August 20th. Brenda is survived by her husband, Kevin and sons, Spencer and William. Funeral services will be held at Pax Christi Catholic Community in Eden Prairie, Minnesota on Friday, August 31st at 11:00am. Memorials may be sent to either St. Johns Catholic school in Wahpeton, ND or Aberdeen Place Hospice in Roswell, GA.
Bezek-Heard, Mary Ellen Age 71 of Minnetonka, MN, passed away Aug 14, 2018 surrounded by loved ones. Mary lived for her family and made holidays and celebrations a special event. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy. Mary had a deep faith and trust in God. Mary had a long, rewarding career as a nurse practitioner, including working at Methodist Hospital and as Director of the Uptown Community Clinic. Mary was an active community volunteer. Preceded in death by infant son, Thaddeus; parents, Woodphen and Mary Anne Hall. Survived by children, Chris, Angie (Kyle), Libby (Wade), Tony (Kelly); grandkids, Mekenna, Julia, Karlie, Jack, Wyatt, Braeden, Amelia; siblings, Tom Hall and Gloria (Mark) Imsdahl; nephews, Andy and John Imsdahl; and niece, Mary (Brian) Claxton; and loving partner John Lawless. Visitation Aug. 28 Dawn Valley Memorial Park, Bloomington 4-7pm. Funeral Mass Aug. 29th Pax Christi Church, Eden Prairie 11am, visitation at church 10am. Special thanks to Mary's friends and the Methodist Hospice team for your care and support during Mary's extended illness.
Andrew Fourniea, age 38 of Burnsville, passed away on August 14, 2018. Preceded in death by his father, George Patrick Fourniea, maternal grandmother, Lois Patricia Weed. Andy is survived by his mother, Michelle (Weed) Fourniea, Sister Melissa (Fourniea) Aukland, maternal grandfather Loren Kenneth Weed, paternal grandparents, Eugene Charles Fourniea and Marion Elizabeth Fourniea and much loved nieces, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Andy had a great love of reading, music, and fishing. He was also an accomplished Boy Scout in his younger years. Andy had a sharp wit and loved to spend time with family when he could. He was a treasure to all whose lives he touched and will be greatly missed. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. at White Funeral Home – 12804 Nicollet Avenue, Burnsville, MN. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, August 24, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. – Pax Christi Catholic Church – 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN. Internment at Bloomington Cemetery – 10340 Lyndale Avenue south, Bloomington, MN immediately following luncheon after Mass. Memorials preferred to the following: Michael J. Weed on behalf of Michelle Fourniea
Beauchane, Diane M. (Gustafson) Beloved Wife, Mother & Nana of Eden Prairie, MN died at age 67 on August 17th surrounded by family. Survived by loving children Lisa Crouse, Jason Beck, Tara Beck, Tamera Lorezel, and Shawn Beauchane; grandchildren Jessica, Bailey, Madison, Caitlyn, Joe, Sam Isabel, Jenna, Kayla, Lucas, Ian, Elsa, Leo. Preceded in death by husband Terrence Beauchane, sister Carol Klatt, parents Richard & Irene Gustafson, and many who loved and welcomed her into heaven. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial on Thurs. Aug. 23, at 11 AM, with visitation at 10am, at Pax Christi Church, 12100 Pioneer Tr., Eden Prairie. Interment 2:05 PM at Fort Snelling National Cemetery Washburn-McReavy.com Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400
Osowski, Elizabeth Anne Age 57, of Eden Prairie, MN passed away Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at home surrounded by family from pancreatic cancer. Elizabeth was born July 8, 1961 in Moline, IL to Ted & Cathy Hartman. Elizabeth graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Economics. She was employed as a Health Insurance Underwriter for UnitedHealth Group. Elizabeth will be remembered as a caring person, devoted wife and mother. Elizabeth enjoyed reading, planting flowers and the theatre. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Elizabeth is survived by her beloved husband, Ronald; sons, Andrew and Benjamin; parents, Ted and Cathy Hartman; brother, Michael Hartman; and sister, Susan Hartman (Palaia); niece, Isabella Palaia; nephews, Alex Palaia, Ryan, Derrick and Carl Hartman. Preceded in death by nephew, Nicholas Palaia. Funeral Mass 11am Friday, August 17th at Pax Christi Catholic Community 12100 Pioneer Trail Eden Prairie, MN 55347. Visitation 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday August 16th at Huber Funeral Home, 16394 Glory Lane, Eden Prairie and one hour prior to Mass at church
Conklin, Joan Lawrence Age 67, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on July 18, 2018, following an eight-year battle with the autoimmune disease scleroderma. Joan was a devoted wife, mother, and friend who always had the best interests of others in mind. Joan grew up in Long Island City, Queens. Although she lived in Minnesota for twenty-two years, she remained a true New Yorker. Her hobbies included horseback riding, scuba diving, tennis, golf, bowling and reading. Preceded in death by parents John and Mary Lawrence. Survived by husband, Deane; son, Patrick John; sister, Diane (Lawrence) Hughes; brother Richard Lawrence and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Mass of Christian Burial 11:00AM Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. Visitation one hour prior to service. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Pax Christi Catholic Community.
Braun, Jean Marie Age 58 of Eden Prairie, MN. Jean was born July 4, 1960 in St. Cloud to Tom and Mary Lou Braun. Jean battled a brain tumor for 15 years and died August 6, 2018 at her home in Eden Prairie in the presence of her family members. She was a graduate of St. Cloud State University in marketing. Jean has had various jobs in sales, advertising and most recently worked as an administrative assistant at Evine in Eden Prairie. Jean was an active volunteer for her children's organizations as a Girl Scout leader, officer for the Parent Teacher and Band Parents organizations. She enjoyed reading, traveling, cooking, scrapbooking, and spending time with her family.She will be missed as the "family planner" for both sides of the family. Survivors include husband, Mark Kachelmeier; daughter, Sarah of Shakopee and son, Joseph of Eden Prairie (Duluth); siblings, Virginia (James) Chaffee of Saugus, CA, Stephen (Martha) Braun of Nashville, TN, Bonnie (John) Scheel of Foley, Nancy Braun of Sauk Rapids and Mary Beth Braun of Sartell. Jean was preceded in death by parents, Tom on July 25, 2005 and Mary Lou on June 23, 2018. Jean's family would like to offer their sincere heartfelt thanks to Fairview Hospice for guiding Jean and her family on her final journey and allowing her to be able to stay at home. The family would also like to thank Ruth Weah for caring for Jean the last nine months. Memorials are preferred in lieu flowers to the Humor to Fight the Tumor Foundation. Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, August 11th, 2018, 11AM at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. Visitation 2 hours prior to the service all at the church. Washburn-McReavy.com Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400
Cullen, Priscilla Jean Age 90, of Bloomington, formerly of Minneapolis, passed away surrounded by her loving family on July 30, 2018. Preceded in death by husband, Robert Cullen; daughter, Catherine Cullen. Survived by children, Elaine Cullen, Margaret (Robert) Campbell, Edward (Rosella) Cullen, William Cullen; many loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother, Lawrence (Pat) Wood; sister, Mary Marx. Always caring and loving, she will be greatly missed by many. Mass of Christian Burial 11AM Friday, August 3rd at Pax Christi Catholic Church, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie 55347 with visitation one hour prior to mass. Interment St. Mary's Cemetery, 4403 Chicago Ave, Mpls. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the American Lung Association and/or the National Kidney Foundation. Washburn-McReavy.com Edina Chapel 952-920-3996
Dombrock, David Jon formerly of Owatonna, died peace-fully at his home in Eden Prairie, Minnesota on July 16, 2018 at the age of 77. He was born in Baraboo, Wisconsin on April 9, 1941 to John and Marcella Dombrock. He was preceded in death by Mary, his wife of 54 years. He is survived by his children, Helen (Brian) Feltovich of Park City, Utah; Tom (Claire) Dombrock of Richfield; Jennifer Dombrock (Stephen Manwell) of Mission, Texas; Gretchen (Fred) Haynes of Eden Prairie and Kara Dombrock of Eagan; his grandchildren, Lucia Feltovich, Gemma Feltovich, Helen Dombrock, Rosie Dombrock, Nicholas Haynes and Linnea Haynes. A Memorial Mass will be held Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 11 am at Pax Christi Catholic Church, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, with visitation one hour prior to the service and a luncheon will follow in the church hall. All are welcome to attend and celebrate David's life. Due to severe allergies, the family requests no flowers. Memorials preferred to the Vietnam Veterans of America. Private interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. NationalCremation.com 612-869-3418
Having a conversation with D.J. was like speaking to your most trusted confidant who could always make you laugh as well as give you honest advice. He was a captivating story-teller, loving provider, and karaoke star who always had time for silliness. But most importantly he was a caring husband, father, brother, and friend who will be greatly missed by all those he left behind. D.J. was born on May 2nd, 1967 to Adrian J. & Mary M. (Dondlinger) Floersch in Owatonna, MN. He was the youngest of four and got into plenty of mischief in his early years. He attended high school in Owatonna, where he played football, hockey and golf. D.J. graduated with a bachelor's degree in Marketing from Winona State University where he started dating the love of his life, Darsi Floersch (Kirchner). After six years of dating, he asked her to marry him and on April 24th, 1993 they were united as one. They moved to Rochester, MN where D.J. worked in sales and less than a year after their wedding, their first daughter, Meg, was born. She was followed by her sister, Anna, two and a half years later, after the family moved to Eden Prairie, MN. D.J. was a patient man in a house of three women but did enjoy his “guy” time which he spent hunting, fishing, and snowmobiling. He leaves behind a legacy of the simple man who always valued honesty, hard work, and a good happy hour. He put the ones he loved before everything else and in turn was loved and adored by so, so many. He was brave, faithful, and loving until his last breath and will always be remembered for his unforgettable presence. D.J. is survived by his wife Darsi Floersch and daughters Anna Floersch and Meg & (Joe) Rohs. Mass of Christian Burial Friday 4 PM at Pax Christi Catholic Community 12100 Pioneer Trail Eden Prairie, MN. Visitation Thursday 5-8 PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home 9947 Lyndale Ave. So. Bloomington, MN and one hour prior to mass at church. Private family interment Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery Owatonna, MN.
Mary A. Kennedy, age 87, of Eden Prairie, passed away peacefully in the arms of her family and entered the joy of heaven on July 13, 2018. Mary’s beautiful smile will be missed by all. Preceded in death by her loving husband of 68 years, Vincent. They will now be dancing in heaven forever. Survived by children: Ellen (Gary) Peterson; Marcy (Tom) Buettner; Vincent Jr. (Meg); Deb (Mike) Skatter and Greg (April); 9 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 20 at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trl., Eden Prairie. Visitation one hour prior to service. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Pax Christi Catholic Community.
Clark, Gerard W. age 84 of Eden Prairie, passed away on 7/11/2018. Preceded in death by brother, John Clark III; sisters, Virginia Quinlan and Gertrude King and his first wife, Beverly Swanson Clark. He served in the Air Force and then became a member of the Air National Guard for 35 yrs where he rose to the rank SMSGT. Survived by wife, Martha (Morin) Clark; daughters, Sherry (Jim) Duggan, Kris Koch; son, David (Joan); 8 grandchildren, 3 great- grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Memorials preferred to Air Guard Historical Foundation or American Heart Association Attn: Memorials. Special thank you to Summit Place of Eden Prairie, Beehive Homes of Excelsior and Brighton Hospice of St. Louis Park. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 AM with visitation 1 hour prior on Tuesday, 7/17/2018 at Pax Christi Catholic Church, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. Private interment at Fort Snelling. Washburn-McReavy.com Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400
Carol Ann Wach, age 70, of Eden Prairie died on July 2, 2018 in her home. She was born June 17, 1948; daughter of Aloysius & Armina (Bonlender) Wach. Carol grew up in Waubeka, WI. After graduating from Port Washington High School, she started her career at West Bend Mutual Insurance Co. in Wisconsin. During her 49 years of service she received multiple promotions and accepted a move to Minnesota in the 1980’s. Outside of work, Carol’s passions included golfing and bowling which she enjoyed with the many special friends in her life. Golf getaway weekends with girlfriends were a highlight in summer and state bowling tournaments a highlight in the winter months. Carol was an enthusiastic traveler. There are too many trips to name, but a few of her favorite destinations were to: Germany, Hawaii, Montana, New Orleans, Arizona, Georgia, Disney World, New York, Jamaica, Mexico, France, and Caribbean cruises. Carol was a devoted mother to her only daughter, Kelly. Kelly was the greatest joy of Carol’s life. Carol and Kelly share a bond that is hard to put into words. Their love and support for one another made them the perfect duo. You could find them together in New York City on one of their mother/daughter trips, decorating for Christmas, riding rides at Valley Fair, planting flowers, attending plays, sitting on the deck sipping lemonade or going for a leisurely walk around Kelly’s neighborhood. In the last few years, Carol spent many long weekends at her “mother-in-law suite” in Kelly and her husband Chris’ home. This set-up was especially convenient when her twin granddaughters were born in the Fall of 2017. Grammie Carol never shied away from a diaper change and was known to get right on the floor for playtime. Spending time together as a family was of top priority in Carol’s life. Carol was Kelly’s biggest cheerleader and motivator and if you knew Carol you also knew how proud of Kelly she was. Carol worked hard to always provide for Kelly and to teach her many life lessons along the way. These two share many of the same heartwarming traits. Compassion for others, patience, hardworking, and where they can save a penny! Carol had a zest for life and shared that with everyone she loved. She was always positive and could light up a room upon entering. She loved people. She loved being with her friends and family. And whenever anyone was around her they always seemed to be laughing! A quote that she had saved in her home read, “Enjoy life today; yesterday is gone and tomorrow may never come.” And this is what Carol did every single day! Carol is preceded in death by her parents: Aloysius and Armina Wach; and her three brothers: Roger, James, and Jerry Wach. Carol is survived by her daughter, Kelly (Chris) Gully of Sauk Rapids, MN; her twin grandbabies: Kelsey Ann and Lucy Jean Gully, her sister-in-law, Darlene Wach of Germantown, WI, cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, July 13th at 11:00 AM at Pax Christi Catholic Community (12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN). Father Mike Byron will be the celebrant. Visitation will take place from 4:30-7:30 PM Thursday, July 12th at Washburn-McReavy Eden Prairie Chapel and will continue one hour before the service at church. Private family burial will take place at a later date.
DeGonda, Rosemary Age 89 of Bloomington, passed away June 30, 2018. Preceded in death by her beloved husband, Bill; son, Gregory; parents, John and Agnes Bednar; sister, Edythe Jorgensen. Survived by sons, Steven (Darcy), Paul and daughter-in-law, Cindy; grandchildren, Stephanie & Adam; and many nieces, nephews & relatives. Mass of Christian Burial, Tues. July 10th, 11am at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. Visitation 1 hour prior to Mass at the church. Washburn-McReavy.com Werness Brothers 952-884-8145
Ruzic, Joseph John Age 88, of Eden Prairie, MN, passed away June 21, 2018. Catholic Memorial Service 11AM Friday, June 29, 2018 at Pax Christi Catholic Community Church, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN. Visitation one hour prior at the church. Interment Pleasant Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to St. Croix Hospice. Washburn-McReavy.com Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400
Brousseau, William "Bill" Age 83, died the evening of June 20th. Preceded in death by parents, 4 sisters and 4 brothers. Sending love to him on angel wings are all those he left behind. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Margaret; daughters Brenda Brousseau and Terri (Rick) Thielen; and son Richard (Doris) Brousseau; 4 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and 3 sisters. Bill proudly served in the United States Army and retired from John Deere and Seagate. Although his memory failed him in recent years, he left all of his favorite memories in our care. By his example he taught us many life lessons Work hard and do what you say you'll do Cherish your wife and love your children Laugh often and be kind.We extend a special thank you to the staff at Brookdale Memory Care in Eden Prairie. Their gentle care and compassion has been appreciated. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior on Thursday, June 28th at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. Private interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Please join us as we celebrate the life of our beloved father and send him with all of our love to his heavenly home. Washburn-McReavy.com Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400
Patterson, Helen Marie (Johnson) (1925 - 2018) Helen Marie Patterson passed peacefully on June 15, 2018, in Chaska, MN. She was born February 4, 1925, in Austin, MN. Helen attended Austin High School followed by St. Catherine's University, St. Paul. In 1947, while working as a medical tech in St. Louis, she met and married Dr. Lawrence Patterson and moved to Seattle, WA to raise their family. And after many years, returned to Minnesota where they spent their retirement. Helen was a woman of deep Catholic faith and a member of the Pax Christi Catholic Community. She was also previously a member and active volunteer at the Church of St. Edward, Bloomington. She enjoyed sports, especially baseball and football, politics, reading and her grandkids. She is preceded in death by her parents, Dr. Burnette and Isabel Johnson, her husband Lawrence, of 64 years, and her sister Jean Brown. She is survived by her children: Kathy (Rennie); Mike (Nancy); Dan (Debby); Kevin (Beth); Betsy (Scott); Mark (Trish); John (Ginny); Jane (Ali); Jim (Josie); and Laurie (Tim), as well as by 19 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and one great great grandson. Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m. Thursday June 21 at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Visitation 1 hour prior to Mass at Church only. Memorials preferred to Catholic Relief Services. Washburn-McReavy.com Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400
Lawrence, F.W. "Larry" Age 87 of Bloomington, MN passed away on June 12th, 2018. Survived by wife of 67 years, Gwen; children, Mary Jo (Dale) Herrmann, Paula Lawrence (friend Jim Shaler), Claudia Vee, Carla (Larry) Stevenson, Roger (Julie), Edward, Charles (Lisa), Anthony (Jean Anderson) Lawrence; 33 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends. We will miss his life-long inspiration, hard work, honesty, family love and his sense of humor. Larry retired after 43 years at GMAC. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Bellis (Adoption Option), Sisters of the Order of St. Benedict or Pax Christi Catholic Community. Funeral Service 11am Monday June 18th at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. Visitation 1 hour prior to service Monday at church & also 4-7PM Sunday at: Washburn-McReavy.com Dawn Valley Chapel 952-941-7686 9940 Bush Lake Rd., Bloomington.
Root, Mary Jane (Ryan) Was born June 6, 1922 in Minneapolis, and had a peaceful passing on June 4, 2018. Survived by her three sons, James (Gretchen), David (Elizabeth) and Simon (Jeanne) Root, her ten grandchildren, Tim, Erin, James, Cate, Andrew, Courtney, Simon, Kelly, Brady and Maren, and her five great grandchildren, Seamus, Declan, Ronan, Kathryn and Mary Jane. Preceded in death by her daughter Betsy and her parents William and Jesse (Clark) Ryan, of Irish and Scottish heritage. Those that knew her always commented on her sweet and cheerful disposition and her strong devotion to her family. She was educated in Catholic schools and was President of her senior class at Holy Angels. She was a Northwest Orient flight attendant when flying was still a risky adventure. She married James Root in 1950, and raised a family in loving and stable environment despite having moved 18 times in 20 years. Mary Jane loved the color pink, bargain hunting and participating in family gatherings. She was always pleasant to all, joyful and extremely appreciative. Mary Jane will be missed by all who knew her. Visitation at Pax Christi Church, Eden Prairie, MN, June 16 at 10 a.m. with funeral mass at 11 a.m.
Rice, Alice Scully Age 87, of Eden Prairie, and formerly of Naples, FL, passed from this life peacefully on June 8. Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend, aunt, sister. Preceded in death by beloved husband, Charles; parents T. Alvin and Lillie; sister Rita, brother Alvin. Survived by Barbara Van Hauer (Chris) and Stephen (Nancy), of Minnetonka; Mary (Don Davies) of Zimmerman, Eileen of St. Louis Park, Nancy of Glendale, WI, and Lisa of Bloomington. Survived by grandchildren: JP (Kristina) & Andrew Van Hauer; Nick (Brytten) & Eric (Casey) Rice, Stephanie Hagen (Erik); and Dylan Rice, nine great- grandchildren; 30 nieces and nephews; dear friend, Mary Frances Messer and numerous friends. Alice received her B.S. from St. Louis University in 1952. She was one of four women to graduate with a Business Degree that year from SLU. She and Chuck were married in 1955. Over the course of the next 20 years they lived in Decatur, AL, Ramsey, NJ, and Des Peres, MO. They moved to Edina, MN in 1974. Alice and Chuck were members of St. Patrick's of Edina and later, Pax Christi Catholic Community. Alice served on the Parish Council in both churches for many years. Alice was active in the raising and the education of her children. She was a realtor from 1976-1996. She enjoyed getting to know people and matching them with their perfect home. Over the years Alice volunteered in leadership positions with Risen Christ Catholic School & Catholic Pastoral Committee on Sexual Minorities. She was an active volunteer with St. Vincent DePaul, St. Stephen's Church, the League of Catholic Women, and Pax Christi Catholic Community. She sought to live her life to reflect her Jesuit education. She enjoyed travel and expressed her gratitude for her many life blessings daily. Her thoughtfulness, compassionate spirit, and long-lasting and deep friendships will be fondly remembered and missed by all. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Catholic Charities or Pax Christi Catholic Community. Visitation on Thursday, June 14 from 4-7 PM at Washburn-McReavy, Edina Chapel, 5000 West 50th Street, Edina. Mass of Christian Burial Friday, June 15, 11 AM with visitation 1 hour prior all at Pax Christi, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. Interment Resurrection Cemetery, Mendota Heights. Washburn-McReavy.com Edina Chapel 952-920-3996
Cherrier, Anne Elizabeth (Heikkila) Age 34 died suddenly on June 9, leaving behind her son River; parents Neil and Jeanne Heikkila; sister Jessica (Don) Geil; nieces Madeline, Lillian, Rosalind, Katherine, and Addison. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, June 14 at 11:00 AM at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN with visitation one hour prior to service at church. Washburn-McReavy.com Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400
Bohumolski, Jerome "Jerry" Anthony Age 77, of Bloomington, passed away June 9, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents. Jerry was an educator, businessman, avid outdoorsman and storyteller. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend; he was always willing to share a story and a beer with new and old friends. His stories will live on in the hearts of those who knew him. Jerry is survived by wife Janis (nee Toman); daughters Lorene (Michael) Freehill and Carin (Brian) Crowe; son David (Mindy) Bohumolski; grandchildren; Austin, Tyler, Olivia, Delaney, Camryn, Connor, Lucy and Amelia; sister Carol (Neile Edens) Bohumolski. Funeral mass Wednesday 6/13, 1pm with preceding visitation at 12pm at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN. Visitation Tuesday 6/12, 6-8pm at Washburn-McReavy Funeral Chapel, 7625 Mitchell Road, Eden Prairie. In lieu of flowers please contribute to the Alzheimer's Association in honor of his Wife, Janis. Washburn-McReavy.com Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400
Ladwig, Mary L. Age 88, of Bloomington, MN. Loving wife, mother, grandmother and great- grandmother. Preceded in death by husband Clyde. Survived by children, Christine (David) Stachura, Wade (Sue) and Gretchen (Paul) Hill; grandchildren, Tracy, Ian (Shelly), Jaime (Erik), Jason (Indra), Katie, Emily and Matthew; great- granddaughter Rylin. Memorial service Saturday, June 2nd @ 11:00 AM at Friendship Village, 8100 Highwood Drive, Bloomington, MN. Private family interment. Memorials preferred to EAF (Employee Appreciation Fund) @ Friendship Village or Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN 55344. washburn-mcreavy.com Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400
Humes, Harvey L. of Eden Prairie played his last round, May 2, 2018. Harvey passed peacefully at home surrounded by his loved ones. Harvey is survived by his loving wife, Judith, daughters Brittan and Avery and son Kevin (Donna); siblings, Janice Robinson (Tim), Ervin Humes, Sandra Weems; and many nieces/nephews. Predeceased by parents, Artis and Francell Humes. Harvey spent over 40 successful years in the IT field. Harvey was very active in the MGA and was an avid golfer. His brilliant smile captured all who knew him. Memorial Service, Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Visitation @ 10 AM, Service @ 11 AM. Luncheon to follow. Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the family.
Gotham, Diane M. Age 60 of Eden Prairie, MN. Preceded in death by parents Lyle and Doris Baur. Survived by sons Sam (Elizabeth) and Matt; Brothers Steve, Cliff, Dan and Keith Baur. Memorial service Monday, May 14th, 11:00 AM with visitation 1 hour prior to all at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN. Washburn-McReavy.com Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400
Hanson, Erling Age 92, born 6/19/25, died 4/21/18. Erling passed to his heavenly home while surrounded by his loved ones at Mother of Mercy Campus of Care in Albany, MN. He is survived by daughters Sheila (Randy) Nilson, Rachele (Bob) Dagosta, Michele Hanson, son Joel (Jean), and grandchildren, Andy Johnson, Jake Johnson, Ben (Kerry) Johnson, Laura (Tim) Brueggemann, Angela, (Daniel) Hopson, Tim Dagosta, Chris Hanson, and Cybill Hanson, numerous great-grandchildren, sisters-in-law Patricia Ronayne, and Joanne Huberty, and many nieces and nephews. Erling was preceded in death by Shirley (Huberty), his wife of 71 years, son Timothy, parents Herman and Jorand, brother Gerhard (Karol), sisters Lois Esau (Russ), Marlys Amundson (Floyd) and Roslyn Fox (Garry). Erling was born in Russell, MN and raised in Le Sueur, MN. After high school, he joined the Navy and served during WWII. After the war ended, Erling married Shirley and they moved to Minneapolis where he took a job at the National Tea Company and then Super Value Stores. The family lived in Hopkins, MN before moving to Grand Rapids, MI, where Erling worked for Hussmann Refrigeration. The family moved to Omaha, NE after he took a position with Hinky Dinky Supermarkets, and then with Steg and Nelson Refrigeration, and finally Taylor Industries. After retiring, Erling and Shirley returned to MN and eventually joined the Mother of Mercy community in Albany, MN. Erling loved to entertain others with his endearing sense of humor. He also enjoyed golfing, traveling to visit friends and family, and keeping up with old friends. He spent many years volunteering at 'Bridging' and was an active member of Pax Christi Catholic Church in Eden Prairie, MN. Two memorial services to honor both Erling and Shirley will be held on May 12th, the first at 9 AM at Mother of Mercy, and another at Pax Christi: visitation at 1:30 PM & service at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be designated to Bridging, St. Croix Hospice, or to Pax Christi Catholic Church www.paxchristi.com
Hanson, Shirley Huberty age 92, born Sept. 6, 1925, died Mar. 23, 2018. Shirley was surrounded by her loved ones at Mother of Mercy Campus of Care in Albany, MN when she peacefully passed to her heavenly home. She is survived by Erling, her loving husband of 71 years, and daughters Sheila (Randy) Nilson, Rachele (Bob) Dagosta, Michele Hanson, son Joel (Jean), and grandchildren, Andy Johnson, Jake Johnson, Ben (Kerry) Johnson, Laura (Tim) Brueggemann, Angela, (Daniel) Hopson, Tim Dagosta, Chris Hanson, and Cybill Hanson, as well as numerous great-grandchildren, sister Patricia Ronayne, sister-in-law Joanne Huberty, and many nieces and nephews. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, Irving and Maude Huberty, brother Peter, sister Theresa Huberty, brother-in-law Russ Ronayne, and son, Timothy. Shirley was born and raised in Le Sueur and after marrying moved to Minneapolis where she was employed by the former Marquette Bank until she retired to become a full-time mother and homemaker. The family lived in Hopkins for many years and then relocated to Grand Rapids, MI, Omaha, NE, and then back to Minnesota, where Shirley and her husband retired in Minnetonka before moving to Albany in 2015 to join the Mother of Mercy community. In her spare time, Shirley enjoyed playing bridge and vacationing in nearly every state throughout our beautiful country. She spent hours volunteering at 'Bridging' and was an active member of Pax Christi Catholic Church in Eden Prairie. A memorial will be planned at a future date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations go to BRIDGING bridging.org or to Pax Christi Catholic Church www.paxchristi.com
Koprucki, Bruce Gordon, 64, of Chaska, MN, died Friday, May 4, 2018 at St. Francis Hospital, Shakopee, MN, following a courageous battle with a glioblastoma brain tumor. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN. Visitation will be at the church from 10:00-11:00 a.m., prior to the funeral. Burial will be at a later date at Mount Hope Cemetery, Springview, NE. Bruce was born to Paul and Martha (Van Gansbeke) Koprucki on October 4, 1953, in Blue Island, IL, where he grew up. He graduated from Iowa State University in 1979. Following graduation, he worked in city planning agencies in Fort Dodge and Council Bluffs, IA and Chaska, MN. From 1988-2016, he was a self-employed remodeling and landscape architecture contractor and artist. Bruce married Jean M. Clay on August 4, 1984 in Ainsworth, NE. They made homes in Council Bluffs, IA and Chaska, MN. Bruce was active in the Boy Scouts of America, Lake Country Pastel Society, Pax Christi Arts Council, and Minnesota Design Team. He was an avid hiker and bicycle touring enthusiast. A gifted visual artist, Bruce was passionate about the arts and earnestly encouraged others in their creative efforts of all kinds. A warm people person, in any gathering Bruce could be relied on to make certain everyone felt welcomed and included. His curious mind reveled in conversation, and he loved to listen and learn as well as to share his views, punctuating the dialogue with expansive gestures. He was also fond of trains, environmental causes, cryptoquip and number puzzles, and terrible puns. Bruce was preceded in death by his father, Paul Koprucki, and younger brother, Mark Koprucki. He is survived by his wife of 33 ¾ years, Jean Koprucki of Chaska, MN; son Bryce Koprucki of Chanhassen, MN; mother, Martha Koprucki of Palos Heights, IL; brother Paul (Chris) Koprucki of Louisville, KY; sisters Karen (Ben) Summerfelt, Antioch, IL; and Kay Koprucki of New Lenox, IL; brother-in-law Bill Clay of Minden, NE; sister-in-law Julie (Steve) Hoesel of Fort Dodge, IA; and nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left to Boy Scouts of America, Simpson Housing Services (www.simpsonhousing.org), or Bridging (www.bridging.org).
Kennedy, Vincent P Age 88 of Eden Prairie passed away peacefully May 1, 2018. Survived by loving wife of 68 years, Mary, daughters Ellen (Gary) Peterson, Marcy (Tom) Buettner, Debbie (Mike) Skatter, sons Vincent Jr. (Meg), Greg (April), 9 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Celebration of Life Service will be held 11AM Wednesday, May 9 at Pax Christi Catholic Church, 12100 Pioneer Trl. Eden Prairie. Visitation 1 hour prior to service. Memorials preferred to American Cancer Society.
LeDoux, Jeanette A. Age 66, passed away at home April 20, 2018. A dynamic spirit who owned her own business and volunteered for many activities. She is survived by husband Roger; children Olivia (Sean), Marion (Sangbyeong), and Adam; siblings Jim and Renee; granddaughters Miriam and Nava; and many family and friends. Service and interment will be at Pax Christi (Eden Prairie) on April 28, 2018 at 11am. Visitation at 9:30. In lieu of flowers, send donations to American Cancer Society.
Belanger, Betty (Lyda) Avid bridge player, staunch democrat, connoisseur of ice cream, lover of campfires, voracious reader, and frequent user of the word "whoop dee doo", passed away peacefully on Friday, April 20. Betty was preceded in death by her parents Roy and Lyda Dumas and grandson John Belanger Jr. Betty is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Jerry, as well as son John (Therese) Belanger, daughters Mary (Mark) Graves, Kathleen (Mark) Gebert, Elizabeth Ann (Patrick) McCoy, 12 grandchildren, brothers Jerry, Gene & John Dumas, sister Pat Brett, many nieces & nephews, her beloved Shih Tzu Lucy, and many dear friends. A celebration of life will take place on Friday, April 27 at 11am at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN. Visitation one hour prior to service. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Lake Minnetonka Life Care Center. Please treat yourself to a hot fudge sundae with nuts she would have wanted that.
Lotzer-Livingston, Patricia "Pat" Age 69 of Eden Prairie, passed away on April 12th, 2018. She is survived in death by her husband of 40 years, Tom; sons, Greg, Scott (Jen), and Todd (Julie); grandchildren, Ethan, Wyatt, Gavin, Jude, Gemma, and Jack; sister, Linda (Thomas) Moskalik. Memorial service will be held on Tuesday April 17th, 2018, 11am at Pax Christi, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. Visitation 1 hour prior.
Young, Donald M. 96, of Palm Bay, FL passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2018. Donald was born in Shakopee, MN on November 26, 1921 to the late Elmer Young and Marie Mahowald. He is survived by his loving wife of 10 years, Constance. His family includes children, in-laws and stepchildren; daughter Nancy Young; daughter Patricia Olsen and her husband David Morgen; son Donald and his wife Cathy Young; son David and his wife Yvonne Young; daughter Elizabeth Young; daughter-in-law Bobbi Young; stepson David Chapdelaine; stepdaughter Susan (Edward) Garland; stepson Gary (Kerry) Garland; stepdaughter Lynn Canizares. Donald had 10 grandchildren; 9 step-grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son Daniel Young; grandson Joseph Olsen and great granddaughter, Jett Young. Donald will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Barbara Jane Tarara, age 64, lost her battle to cancer on Feb. 26, 2018, at Our Lady of Peace Hospice in Saint Paul. Barbara was born on July 26, 1953, in Rochester to Edward and Mary (Paquette) Tarara. She graduated from Rochester Mayo High School in 1971. Barbara married Thomas Wooner in 1981, in Rochester. They were later divorced. Barbara was employed as a flight attendant for TWA and American Airlines. She also worked as a stockbroker and more recently, as a real estate agent in the Twin Cities area. Barbara is survived by her son, Ryan (Tiffany) Wooner; grandson, Nolan; and granddaughter, Sloan, of Lakeville; siblings, Elizabeth (Bill) Warfield of Hammond, James (Lois Till-Tarara) of Pine Island, Steven (Deb) Tarara of Rochester, and David (Lisa) Tarara of Shakopee; and former husband, Thomas Wooner of Rochester. She was preceded in death by her parents. A memorial service is planned for 11 a.m. Saturday, April 7, at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church. Memorials are suggested to Our Lady of Peace Hospice, 2076 St. Anthony Ave, St. Paul, MN 55104 (ourladyofpeacemn.org) or to the Humane Society.
Hoppe, Irene M. age 95 of Bloomington. Preceded in death by husband Robert, Sr. Survived by children Ann (Paul) Parker, Robert, Jr. (Pat) Hoppe, and Elizabeth (Bert) Peterson; grandchildren; great grandchildren; other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Allina Hospice. Mass of Christian Burial, Thursday, April 5 at 11:00 AM at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. Visitation one hour prior to Mass at the church. Washburn-McReavy.com Werness Brothers 952-884-8145
McCoy, Louise M. age 81, of Eden Prairie, passed away March 20th, 2018. Preceded in death by parents Joseph and Clara Budde. Survived by husband Gerald of 58 years; daughters, Susan (Matt) Strand, Peggy (Rich) West- lund, Mary Beth (Jeff) Greenwell, and son Paul (Suzy); eleven grandchildren, two great-grand children and many other relatives and friends. Her greatest joy was spending time with her children and grand children at the family cabin (SUPEMAPA) in Northern Minnesota. She gave generously of her time, talent and treasure by serving the community through her volunteering in the Lioness, Lions, Eden Prairie Foundation, Girl Scouts, PROP, Meals on Wheels and the March of Dimes. Her degree in nursing served her well as a mother and reaching out to others. Her entrepreneurial spirit led her to open Yogurt Ect. in 1985. The family wants to extend a special thank you to the staff at Clara's Care, The Colony and Fairview Hospice who cared for her with patience, dignity and love and kept her comfortable through her courageous battle with Alzheimer's Disease. Funeral service to be held Wednesday April 4th at 11 AM with visitation one hour prior at Pax Christi Catholic Church 12100 Pioneer Trail Eden Prairie, MN 5537. Evening visitation on Tuesday April 3rd from 5-8 PM at Washburn-McReavy Eden Prairie Chapel 7625 Mitchell Rd. Eden Prairie, MN 55344 (952) 975-0400. Memorials preferred to the Alzheimer's Association.
Brazeau, Theresa A. (Tobiasz) Passed away on March 10, 2018. Preceded in death by husband Roy. Survived by children Susan (Randy) Burmeister; Thomas (Kathy); and Sheryl; 5 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. Memorial Mass Saturday 3/17/18 at Pax Christi 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN 55347 10:00 am gathering,11:00 am Mass with luncheon to follow.
Best, Joseph R. age 52, of Eden Prairie, passed away March 8, 2018. Visitation is Mon., March 12, 2018 from 4:00 7:00 PM at Ballard-Sunder Funeral & Cremation, Shakopee. Mass of Christian Burial is Tues., March 13, 2018 at 11:00 AM with visitation from 9:30 11:00 AM at Pax Christi Catholic Community, Eden Prairie. Joe is survived by wife, Jane; children, Rachel, Hannah and Erik; mother, Barbara; sisters, Carolyn (Ralph) Hejlik, Kathleen (Charles) Goll, Juli Campbell, Jacki (Marvin) Young, Susan (Brian) Beeck; brother-in-law, Scott Campbell; other loving relatives & friends. Joe is preceded by his father, Robert Best. Ballard-Sunder Funeral & Cremation Shakopee (952) 445-1202 BallardSunderFuneral.com
Kabis, Nancy (Stelzer) (10/22/70 - 2/17/18) Nancy, surrounded by her family, died from a rare connective tissue disorder at the age of 47. She grew up in Minne-tonka, attending St. Joseph's and BSM. In 1992 she graduated from the College of St. Benedict with a BA in education. Since then she has been a beloved K-1 teacher at Cedar Ridge in Eden Prairie. We are humbled by the outpouring of love and care shown by friends, our Cedar Ridge family and the staff at Abbott Northwestern. Nancy will be missed by husband, Michael; daughters, Malia & Olivia; in-laws, Marge & Chuck Kabis; parents, Ernie & Mary Stelzer; sister, Katy (Jeff) Anderson; brother, Tim (Becky Mead) Stelzer; and nieces and nephews, Ben, Maddie, Emme, Daniel, Andrew & Sarah. A celebration of life will be held on Friday, March 2 at Pax Christi, Eden Prairie at 11:00 AM. Visitation at 9:30 AM. Guests are invited to wear a bow. Visit Nancy's Caring Bridge site for more details. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Malia-Olivia Kabis Family College Fund, Wells Fargo Bank, 8200 Golden Valley Rd, Golden Valley, MN 55427. Washburn-McReavy.com Strobeck Johnson 952-938-9020
Schley, Peggy Therese O'Brien 1954 - 2018 Peggy Therese O'Brien Schley, 63, of Bloomington, passed away unexpectedly on February 19, 2018. Mass of Catholic Burial will be held at Pax Christi Catholic Community (12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie) on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 11 am with Fr. Steven McMichael, OFM, officiating. Burial will follow at St. John's Abbey Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be held at the Washburn-McReavy Funeral Chapel (2300 W. Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington) on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 from 4-8 pm and on Wednesday from 10 - 11 am at the church. Peggy Therese O'Brien was born August 26, 1954, to Thomas and Therese (Buley) O'Brien in New Prague. Peggy graduated from Belle Plaine High School in 1972 and from the College of St. Benedict in 1976 with a bachelor's degree in mathematics. While attending St. Ben's, she met Michael William Schley of Faribault who was a student at St. John's University (1976). The two were married on September 20, 1980 at Our Lady of the Prairie Catholic Church in Belle Plaine. Peggy is survived by her husband, Michael, and her three daughters Renée Therese (33), Maureen Otilla (30), and Erin Marie (25). Peggy is also survived by her parents and her brothers and sisters: Charlene Marie (George Kelzer), Thomas John (Connie Gramm), Paula Jean (Wayne Germscheid), John Michael (Betty Wickenhauser), Maury Patrick, and Lee Charles (Tracy Morgan). Peggy's love of St. Ben's began at an early age during visits to family. She enrolled in the fall of 1972. While attending and working on her degree in mathematics, she studied a J-Term in Denmark. St. Ben's (and St. John's where Michael attended) was always a strong part of her identity and she remained active as an alumna. Benedictine values were instilled in her as a Bennie; she passed them on to her daughters, all of whom chose to attend St. Ben's. Peggy was a wonderful wife and mother. She was an active member of the Pax Christi Catholic Community. During her youth, she was a member of 4-H and became a Lifetime Member of Girl Scouts, beginning as a troop leader for each of her daughters. As part of her Girl Scout duties, she served as Service Unit Registrar, Regional Cookie Distributor, and Day Camp Coordinator. She led her daughters' troops in trips to the east coast and Europe. Even after her daughters became adult scouts, she continued to volunteer at numerous Girl Scout camping events as a cook. She spent many years as an accountant for Sperry-Univac (later re-named Unisys) in Eagan, CNA Insurance in Chicago, and several other companies. Peggy was a strong supporter of Catholic education. All three of her daughters attended Nativity of Mary in Bloomington, Benilde - St. Margaret's, and St. Ben's. She was an active volunteer in several roles. She loved watching her daughters play sports. Peggy was a kind, loving, and loyal wife, mother, and friend. With an incredible zest for life. In lieu of flowers, gifts should be made to the College of St. Benedict. Washburn-McReavy.com Werness Brothers 952-884-8145
Myers, Michael Linden Age 84, passed away peacefully on February 18, 2018 in Bloomington, MN. Mike was born in Pocatello, ID, to James and Edna on October 24, 1933. He spent two years in the army, stationed in Alaska, prior to obtaining a degree in education at Saint Cloud State University. He later completed his Masters of Education at the University of Minnesota. Mike was a storyteller at heart. A focus of many stories was his love of teaching, in both his Civics class at Washburn High School (1963-1993) and Drivers Education (1968-2015). He couldn't go anywhere without someone yelling out "Mr. Myers!" Mike spent much of his time with his long-term, loyal circle of friends. Mike is preceded in death by his parents James and Edna, sister Camille, and nephew David. He is survived by sister Marcia (Randy), nephew Chris (Jodi), David's wife Joanna, great- niece Kate, great-nephew Jake, and a loving group of extended family and friends. Visitation will be on Sunday, February 25th from 2pm-4pm at Washburn-McReavy Funeral Chapel, 9940 Bush Lake Rd, Bloomington. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, February 26th at 11:00am at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. A luncheon will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Animal Humane Society. Washburn-McReavy.com Dawn Valley Chapel 952-941-7686
Koeppl, Kristin A. Age, 71, of Mpls, Our beloved Mom/Nana passed away February 18, 2018. Preceded in death by parents, "Eddie" and Lorrie Franken. Kris was the Best Mom ever and an incredible Nana, a friend to many and most welcoming smile of all. She was devoted to her Kids, her GrandAngels and her church. Survived by her sons, Tim (Cindy) Koeppl, Joe Koeppl, Rand (Jennifer) Koeppl; Daughter Melissa (Robert) Colehour; 10 GrandAngels Sophie, Maggie, Grace, Max, Kaila, Allie, Taylor, Tyler, Abby & Emily; Many other relatives, as well as friends. Funeral service Saturday February 24th, 11AM at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trl, Eden Prairie. Visitation 1 hour prior to service. A celebration of life will be from 3-6PM at Bent Creek Golf Club, 14490 Valley View Rd, Eden Prairie, In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to Frauenshuh Cancer Center or Pax Christi Justice Ministry. Washburn-McReavy.com Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400
Koehn, Joanne age 86, of Austin, Texas formerly of Eden Prairie, MN, passed away peacefully on February 1, 2018. Joanne was born in Iowa to Julius and Agnes Koehn on May 22, 1931. She began her career as an Administrative Assistant at Washington High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She later followed in the footsteps of her parents and became an antique dealer specializing in Victorian-Era Glass. She owned her own business, Temple's Antiques, for over 30 years, in Minneapolis, MN. She was a dedicated fan of the Minnesota Twins, had a passion for fashion jewelry, and loved to bake, especially around Christmas, for her family and friends. Joanne was a devoted animal lover. Her compassion and love for animals extended beyond her own dogs to her support for multiple animal rescue organizations over her life. She will be remembered most of all for her generosity to her family and friends. Joanne is preceded in death by her brother, Donald and is survived by her sister, Elizabeth Sommers; niece Temple (Ryan) Gossett and great-nephew Graham; nephew, Perry (Shanti) Sommers and great-niece Lisse and close friends, Brett, Mary, Jean & Marie. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, February 8th at 11am, at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN. Visitation will begin 30 minutes prior to Mass. Interment at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, 12390 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred in Joanne's honor to Pax Christi Catholic Community (paxchristi.com), Austin Pets Alive! (austinpetsalive.org), or a canine rescue organization of your choice. Morris Nilsen Chapel 612-869-3226 morrisnilsen.com
Olofson, Frederick A. Age 74, of Bloomington, died peacefully at home on Dec. 12, 2017. Survived by his wife, Maureen; son, Eric (Sarah) Olofson; daughter, Christine (Brian) Czock; grandchildren, Devon and Haley Olofson, Brandon and Tyler Czock; brother, Joseph (Ruth) Olofson; and sister, Kristen (Jerry) Sehlke; many relatives and friends. Preceded in death by father Andrew and mother Margaret. Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, January 6, 2018, 11 AM at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN. Visitation one hour prior to mass. Fred has donated his body to the University of Minnesota Anatomy Bequest Program. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred in Fred's honor to Pax Christi Catholic Community, MN Assistance Dog programs: Can Do Canines and/or Helping Paws. Gill Brothers 612-861-6088
McCartan, Mark Ellis age 89, of Bloomington passed peacefully December 19, 2017. Preceded in death by siblings George, Mary Rose, Peg, and Catherine. Survived by his wife, Katie, of 59 years; children, Conn (Pam), Mike, Pat, Kevin, Murray (Carol), and Brian (Beth); and seven grandchildren. He was a true Irishman through and through. On 12 trips to the Emerald Isle, he facilitated his passion for Family Genealogy, Irish History, and Irish Wolfhounds. Mark was a Veteran of the Army and dedicated educator of the Edina Public School District for over 30 years. Memorial Mass at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 30th, Pax Christi Catholic Church, 12100 Pioneer Trial, Eden Prairie. Visitation Friday, December 29th from 4-7 p.m. and 1 hour prior to the Memorial Mass at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Park Nicollet Foundation -Hospice or the NF Team Foundation.
Ratner, Elizabeth "Betty" Age 93, of Edina, passed away at her home on November 17th. Preceded in death by her parents John and Celestine Duffy, brother William Duffy, brother Jack Duffy, sister Mary Allen, and daughter Rocel Kingman. Survived by brother Earl Duffy (Jan) of Andover, MN, son Jeffrey Cochran (Petra) of Rochester, MN, son Michael Cochran (Arlene) of Eden Prairie, MN, and daughter Shayne Ratner of Edina, MN, 6 grandchildren and 7 great- grandchildren. Betty was a wonderful cook and a gracious hostess and held numerous dinner parties at her home on Lake of the Isles. Betty also gave her time and talents to a variety of organizations including the Variety Club where she was President of the Women's Auxiliary, President and District Governor of La Sertoma, served on the Aqua-tennial Committee, Mt. Sinai Hospital board and the Board of Brandies University. Betty planned and coordinated the National Governor's Conference hosted by Vice President Hubert Humphrey. Betty was also a past recipient of the WCCO radio Good Neighbor award. Betty worked at Edina Realty and JCPenney prior to her retirement. A memorial service will be held at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, 55347 at 1:00 PM on December 4th with visitation starting at Noon. Memorials preferred to the American Cancer Society.
McGovern, Robert William "Bob" born June 1, 1941 and passed away peacefully on November 21, 2017 at the age of 76. Bob is survived by his wife and soulmate, Dawn; beloved and devoted sons, Timothy (Jeannie) and Daniel (Marney); treasured grandchildren, Matthew, Nora and Gage; loving sisters, Florence Quinn and Barbara Mahigan; many nieces, nephews and cousins. He will be missed by many good friends, great neighbors, and his SCORE and State Fair friends. He is preceded in death by parents, William and Mary; sisters, Janet and Pat; brother, Tom; godson, Joe; and niece, Lisa. He graduated from the University of MN, was proud to have served in the U.S. Coast Guard, earned his CPA in New York while working for Price Waterhouse and Company. He spent many years working with Gold Medallion Nursing Homes, which was probably his favorite work. He loved time with his family, travel, the water, good books, and the Vikings. Thank you to Dr. Meyers and Dr. Schousboe for their care through the years, and to caregivers Tenzin from Methodist and James from Villa. You were all so good to Bob. Memorials preferred to the Lupus Foundation, MN Heart Association, or to the family for a future memorial. A visitation will be held at Huber Funeral Home, 16394 Glory Ln, Eden Prairie, on Thursday, Nov. 30 from 5-7pm and 1hr prior to service on Friday. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, Dec. 1 at Pax Christi Church, 12100 Pioneer Trail, at 11:00am. Interment at Pleasant Hill Cemetery immediately following service. Huber Funeral & Cremation Services (952) 949-4970 huberfunerals.com
Cox, Janice K. Age 60 of Eden Prairie, MN. Janice passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on November 4, 2017. Preceded in death by her parents Frank and Helen Bergstrom. Survived by husband of 39 years, Norm; children Christie (Anthony) Gumbert, Katie (Greg Hamre) and Joe; granddaughter Kylie Gumbert; mother-in-law Violet Senich; sisters Judy Edeen, Mary Kay (John) Murray; brothers Jon (Kelly) Bergstrom, Peter Bergstrom, and Jason (Thoa) Bergstrom; sisters-in-law Gloria (Rod) Ruffell, Barb (Bruce) Iwen, Arlene Christenson and many nieces and nephews. Visitation Thursday, Nov 9th from 4 to 7 PM at Washburn McReavy, Eden Prairie Chapel, 7625 Mitchell Rd, Eden Prairie, MN. Memorial service Friday Nov 10th, 11:00 AM at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN with visitation 1 hour prior to the service at church. Washburn-Mcreavy.com Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400