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McGrath, Mickey (Michelle), aged 64, passed away July 21st in Eden Prairie, MN
Funeral Mass Wednesday, August 21st, at 11 am, Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN 55347, Tel. # 952-941-3150. Visitation there to proceed mass (10 am to 11 am), with lunch to follow.
Mickey was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Murphy and her father, John William McGrath
Mickey was survived by her mother, Peggy McGrath; brother, John (Vickie) McGrath; sister, Jeanne (Steve) Karnowski; nephews, Jack (Erin Mohr) McGrath and Donovan (Erin) McGrath; grandnephews, Logan, Arthur and Harlan McGrath; and other family and friends.
Mickey grew up in Bloomington, MN. She graduated from the Academy of the Holy Angels and earned her bachelor’s degree in art. Mickey later lived in New Orleans (LA), Seattle (WA), Orcas Island (WA), Ballyheigue (County Kerry, Ireland), and Eden Prairie (MN).
While Mickey traveled to many places, at heart Mickey liked to experience new places by moving to a place rather than just traveling through it. Mickey would then learn about her new environment, find a job (waitress, artist, flower and vegetable farmer, mystical headdress maker, florist, personal assistant to the ill and the elderly, and restorer of holy statutes). She would then create a home and establish deep relationships within that community. Each time Mickey left a place, she carried the love and friendships from those relationships with her.
Two of the places Mickey most enjoyed living were Orcas Island and Ballyheigue. In Ballyheigue, Mickey met and married Tom Murphy. After Tom’s death, Mickey moved to Eden Prairie. There, she created a rich life, retiring but volunteering for: political causes, with the Pax Christi pet ministry, on her townhouse association board, and painting pet portraits for police canines as appreciation for their service. Mickey also enjoyed spending time with her mother and other family members, reconnecting with friends from Holy Angels, and as always making new friends whom she cherished.
Mickey had a gift at giving love and friendship that was irreplaceable. She will be sorely missed.
If you are interested in making a donation to memorialize Mickey, please donate to the Eden Prairie Crime Prevention Fund which helps support the Eden Prairie Police’s canine unit. https://www.edenprairiecrimepreventionfund.org
Frankie made his transition July 19, 2019 after almost 3 years of treatment for cancer. Born March 13, 1954 in Philadelphia, PA to Jose and Annemarie (Armstrong) Santos. He will be dearly missed by his wife, Debra, and her daughters Jessi and Allie, 7 siblings and In-Laws Betty, Terry, Scott, Doug and Tim Bergemann
Frank lived an amazing life. He worked for the Pilot's Association in PA for 31 years. He retired and moved to Tucson, AZ to open a restaurant, "Frankie's South Philly Cheesesteaks". He was always found there to greet his patrons with a handshake, smile, and a delicious meal.
He sold the restaurant in 2017, moved to Minnesota, and bought an RV. He traveled the USA with his loving bride and family of pets.
Mass of Christian Burial: August 8, 2019 at 11:00am at Pax Christi Catholic Community Church, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN, 55347. Visitation one hour prior.
Luncheon following the service at CRAVE Eden Prairie
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Stotesbery, Carol LaVonne age 65 of Bloomington, MN, passed away July 28, 2019. Preceded into death by her parents, Avon & Frances (Semon) Stotesbery. Survived by; sister, Donna; brothers, George, LeRoy, and John. Service will be Tuesday, Aug 6, 2019 at 11AM, at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN; visitation is one hour prior. Memorials preferred to American cancer. Washburn-McReavy.com Werness Bros Chapel 952-884-8145
Nye, Dolores "Dee" Age 83, of Eden Prairie, MN, passed away after a short illness on July 27, 2019, surrounded by her immediate family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul, & her parents Elmer & Susan Christianson. She is loved and will be missed by her daughters, Susan (John) and Ann (Tom); grandchildren: Kirsten (Andy), Nick, Kerry, Tommy, Erin, Megan & Paul; step-grandchildren: John III, Katie, Joe Emily; great-granddaughter, Hollis; brothers, Edward and Ambrose (Joanne) and countless nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation will be held at The Cremation Society of Minnesota at 7110 France Ave. South on Sunday, August 4, 2019 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, August 5, 2019, at Pax Christi Catholic Community at 12100 Pioneer Trail in Eden Prairie, MN with a visitation beginning at 10 a.m. Burial services at Fort Snelling National Cemetery will be held that afternoon. Memorial donations in memory of Dee can be made to Pax Christi Catholic Community.
Hengel, Constance "Connie" Age 72 a lifelong resident of Bloomington. Since retirement Mom was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Post 550, VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Post 1296 & the Bloomington Lions Club. Mom has enjoyed gardening, entertaining friends and family as well as spending time at the cabin with her granddaughters. Preceded in death by parents, Ray and Helen Bischof; and loving puppy companions, Solo and Jazz. Survived by George; sons, Scott (Lisa) and Steve; granddaughters, Mollie and Abbie; brother, Raymond; and sisters, Donna (Jim) Buckingham and Bonnie Denker. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, August 1st, 11 a.m. at Pax Christi Catholic Community 12100 Pioneer Trail Eden Prairie. Visitation Wednesday, July 31st 5-8 p.m. at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Ave. So. and 1 hour prior to mass at church. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to the family for a donation to a charity(s) of their choosing in remembrance of Connie. GILLBROTHERS.com BLOOMINGTON, MN 952-888-7771
Schaitberger, Kristin Jo (Porter) Age 61 of Eden Prairie & Chaska passed away peacefully on July 21st. Kris was proceeded in death by her Mother: Mary Jean Porter, Father: Bennett Porter Jr., Father In-Law: Harold Schaitberger, Mother In-Law: Betty Schaitberger, Sister In-Law: Margaret Schaitberger, and High School friend Patrice Reinhardt Neidenfeuhr. Survived by Husband of 40 years Charles Schaitberger, Daughters: Katherine Jean Schaitberger and Carolyn Anne Mikkelson (Patrick) including grandsons William age 2, and Noah 5 weeks. Further survived by: Brothers: Bennett Porter (Mary), Thomas Porter (Jonele), and Sister: Susan Porter, Brother In-Laws: Rev. Stephen Schaitberger (Sharli) and Michael Schaitberger (Lynette). And many loving Nieces and Nephews. Kris struggled the past few years with multiple health issues. Kris would often say she wasn't that sick. She was so strong during this part of her life, but really throughout her life she was a fighter. Kris was a Registered Nurse with Fairview Southdale Hospital for 34 years. She loved to scrapbook, camp, and most all she loved her family especially her two Grandsons. Memorials preferred to Arthritis Foundation or Courage Kenny. Mass of Christian burial will be Thursday, July 25th 11:00 AM @ Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN with visitation 1 hour prior to service at church. Visitation also Wednesday, July 24th, 2019 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM at: Washburn-McReavy.com Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400 7625 Mitchell Rd. (1 blk. N. of Hwy 5)
Cline, Denise A. Age 91 of Bloomington, MN went to be with the Lord July 7, 2019. Preceded in death by husband, Raymond Cline; parents, Anton and Vonda Babinski; siblings, Helen Sandvig, Jean Kostmatka, Ann Johnson, Stanly Jr., and Judith Ahartz. A server for most of her life, mainly at the Fort Snelling Officers Club, she retired in 1993. She will be remembered for her quick wit and tenacious personality. Survived by her 2 children, Patricia Linderholm and Ronald Nohre; grandchildren, Guy and Tamara Linderholm, Katelyn and Allison Nohre; great-grand-children, Damariel and Sherrea Martin. Celebration of Life at 7 PM Sunday, July 21 at Mystic Lake. Funeral Prayer Service at 11 AM Monday, July 22 at Pax Christi 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN
Kirchner, Ervin E. Jr. Age 83 of Bloomington passed away July 6, 2019. Survived by loving wife of 32 years, Betty; children, David (Dee), Tom (Susan), Rhonda (Kevin) Kertzman, Scott (Tracy) Carolan; grandchildren, Jenni, Chris, Eric, Scott, Alex, Kyle, and Landon; brothers, Les & Gary (Julie); sister, Carol. Retired 25 year employee of Insignia. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred. Mass of Christian Burial, Mon., July 15, 11am at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. Visitation 2 hours prior to service at the church. Washburn-McReavy.com Werness Brothers 952-884-8145
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Sittauer, Mary was born June 14, 1922 in Drayton, ND to Katherine (Zink) and Cornelius Boyle, the second of four children, and grew up on farms in SE ND. Jerry received her Assc. RN at St. Michael's in Grand Forks and served in the Army Nurse Corp in WWII at Fitzsimmons in CO. She went to the VA in Oakland, CA, then private practice and the VA in Fargo. She married Leroy "Doc" Sittauer and they enjoyed fishing and bird hunting. They had four children; Nancy Mahony (Peter) Rosell, the late Katherine(Jay) Gartin, Mary Ann (David) Brock, and Kevin (Anne) Sittauer. Doc passed in 1980. After 30 years as an RN, she retired in 1982 to volunteer and travel. Mary was a patient and giving family member. Wise, kind, and sharp-witted, Jerry made people feel welcome and accepted, and made new friends throughout her life. She is survived by 3 children, 9 grandchildren and a great-grandson.
Prestrud, Mary Clare (Pierce) Age 80, passed away peacefully on June 15, 2019 from cardiac failure while in hospice at Our Lady of Peace Home, St. Paul, MN. Mary Clare was preceded in death by her parents George T. Pierce, Helen Lyden Pierce and sister Emily Louise Horner. Mary Clare is survived by her husband Peter, son Eric Prestrud (Jennifer), and daughter Peggy Whisler; grandchildren: Jackson and Olivia Prestrud; Anna, Will and Tim Whisler; sisters Betty Hagedorn and Casey Warren; and many nieces and nephews. She was born on August 12, 1938 in St. Paul, MN, graduated from Holy Angels Academy, earning her BS and MS in Education from the U of MN. She taught for 27 years in the 3 school districts. She loved her Irish heritage, people's stories, reading, writing, home decorating, projects and travelling. The family wishes to thank the team from Fairview Hospice, for their dedication to making Mary Clare's last 8 months as comfortable as possible. Visitation Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 10-11 am at Pax Christi Catholic Community Church 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN followed by a celebration of life Mass at 11 am and lunch. Private burial at a later date. All memorials preferred to Fairview Home Care & Hospice 2450 South 26th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406.
Ryan, Maret was a lovely, gentle and cheerful wife, mother and friend who delighted in the many pleasures of family and friends their lives and accomplishments. She was always there to brighten the lives of others and her many paths through life were guided by her boundless faith in God. Maret's many passions included her imagination and skills as a gourmet cook, accomplished quilter, gifted artist and joyous work as a Master Gardener. Maret treasured her time with family and friends, especially her grandchildren, embracing with love every cherished moment with them. Maret was a friend to all she met, but no more than to the women and men of Minnesota's prisons who loved her for her sense of humor, generous spirit and tireless efforts on their behalf. Maret and John were dedicated to the Charis prison ministry. Maret served in many capacities for more than 30 years, including the Charis Board and six years as President of the Ministry. Maret's deep faith and commitment to forgiveness and second chances for everyone created in her a voice for the "Overcomers". She boldly petitioned the MN Dept. of Corrections for the prison community achieving a pilot program for women returning to the community. Maret was a joyful and enthusiastic person who made life a pleasure. Maret is survived by her husband John, son Michael (Barb), daughter Robin (Ryan), three grandchildren. Maret's life will be celebrated with love and joy at Pax Christi Catholic Church, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie (952-941-3150) on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 11:00 am with a luncheon to follow. Visitation will be Wednesday, June 12 from 5-8 PM at the Huber Funeral Home, 16394 Glory Ln, Eden Prairie. Huber Funeral & Cremation Services Eden Prairie Chapel 952-949-4970 huberfunerals.com
Jennings, Michael "Jim" Age 95, well-known twin cities restaurateur, entered into eternal life on June 4th. Jim is survived by his beloved wife, Joyce, his children: Mary, Ann, Michael (Cara), Tim, Peggy Frisch (Scott), Barbie and eight grandchildren. Jim grew up in Minneapolis where he attended West High School and achieved status as an outstanding athlete and football player. Jim also played football at the University of Minnesota and served honorably in the armed forces during World War II. Jim was introduced to the game of golf, which quickly became one of his greatest passions. Jim was a 67-year member of Minneapolis Golf Club and played golf until his passing. As a restaurateur, Jim opened his first restaurant, Jennings Red Coach Inn in 1963, followed by Timothy O'Toole's Pub (1973), Gipper's (1987) Scoreboard Bar and Grill (1991) and JJ's Clubhouse (1995). Jim was an elected by his peers to the prestigious Minnesota Restaurant Hall of Fame as well as the Minnesota License Beverage Association Hall of Fame and was once named Operator of the Year for the state of Minnesota. Jim will be remembered by so many people as a great, faith-filled, loving and humble man who cherished his wife, children, grandchildren and his loyal employees. He will be dearly and sadly missed by all that knew and loved him. Mass of Christian Burial 11 AM Monday, June 10 at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. Visitation at church 10 AM Monday. Gearty-Delmore 952-926-1615 gearty-delmore.com
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Norwich, Donald P. Age 76, of Eden Prairie, MN passed away on May 29th, 2019. Preceded in death by parents, Lee and Ann Norwich, and brothers, Jim and Richard. Survived by siblings, Kenneth, Ellen, and Craig, and ten loving nieces and nephews and their children. Private funeral and burial will be held. Always a man of honor and compassion, he will be dearly missed. Washburn-McReavy.com Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400
Norman, Morris L. formerly of Minnesota, passed away peacefully on March 26, 2019 in Bonita Springs, Florida. Morris was born on August 20, 1925 in Spirit Lake, Iowa He is now reunited in Heaven with Mary Lu, his wife and love of his life for 70 years. Morris is survived by his children: Morrie (Cindy), Mike (Karen), Nancy (David) Griffith, Karen Sommer, Mark (LeeAnn), their grandchildren and great grandchildren, brother Jack, one brother in law, four sisters in law, and numerous nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 31 at Pax Christi Catholic Community in Eden Prairie, MN. A visitation will be held one hour prior and a reception will follow. Memorials are preferred to Hope Hospice at hopehcs.org. Washburn-McReavy.com Dawn Valley Chapel 952-941-7686
Elizabeth(Betty) Cassady Shackle, age 95, passed away peacefully on May 17, 2019, with family at her side while holding her son Tom’s hand.
Born in Thief River Falls to Claude and Edythe Cassady on February 12,1924. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Richard; son, Richard; brothers, Thomas and Melford Cassady and sister, Mercedes Cassady. Survived by son, Thomas (Mary); daughter–in-law, Chris; 6 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Betty graduated from St. Margaret’s Academy in 1941, went to business school in 1942 and married Bud, the love of her life in 1943. After Bud’s early death, at 44 years of age Betty needed to learn to drive and return to work in order to support herself and Tom. As a trailblazer for working women she went on to a 25 plus year career attaining executive status at the Dayton Hudson/Target Corporation Credit Union.
Her many attributes express the woman she was and had to be. Betty was a woman of strong faith, grounded in family, stoic and strong in her convictions. She was quick to smile, laugh and cherished being a wife, mother and grandmother. She was loyal and dedicated in her many interests with family, volunteering and close friends.
As a baker at heart, she will always be remembered for her chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin and peanut butter cookies. A true kid at heart, she loved her sweets, especially those jelly beans. At 5 foot 4 she was short in stature but tall in her many lifelong accomplishments.
As the adopted Grandma of the Geib family (Mary) she loved all the holidays, special celebrations and family gatherings. Her dear friend Lois Geib always had Betty join in on all the Geib Tribe family rituals, something she always talked about and was proud to be a part of for over 40 years.
Many, many thanks for her last year of life that was given with loving care and compassion by the special caregivers Sue, Angela, LuAnn and all the other staff at LuAnn’s Place. To her it was like having a little heaven on earth for her and our family.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to LuAnn’s Place for the 6 other special women residents that share the smiles, love and hugs on a daily basis.
Her last words before a nap and always to Tom were “I love you” she truly felt that faith and love were meant for all. We are going to miss her smile.
Davis, Thomas W. Age 66, of Chaska, formerly of Worthington. Preceded in death by parents, LeRoy and Evelyn. Survived by loving wife, Marge Watry; son, Spencer of Chaska; daughter, Emily of Juneau, AK; sister, Mary Davis of New Brighton. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial Monday, May 20, 1 PM at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the Mass at church. Bertas Funeral Home, Chaska (952) 448-2137 bertasfh.com
Daggett, Audrey Rose Age 87 of Edina passed away May 6, 2019. Preceded in death by husband, Robert, and daughters Sharon and Lynn. Survived by son, Robert (Heather), sister Grace, sons-in-law Tim Nordquist and Michael Sarno; 6 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Audrey was born in Wilmette, Illinois and met her husband, Bob, while working at the Naval base in Chicago. They were married in 1953 and celebrated 55 years together. They moved to Edina in 1971 where they lived for the remainder of their time together. Audrey worked for many years at American Family in Eden Prairie and had continued to enjoy the many friends she met there. She moved to Friendship Village in 2015 where she was active in many of their social activities. Memorial service at 11:00 AM at Friendship Village Tuesday, May 14, 8100 Highwood Drive, Bloomington. Memorials preferred to Twin Cities Juvenile Diabetes Association. Private interment Lakewood Cemetery. Washburn-McReavy.com Edina Chapel 952-920-3996
McCarthy, Edward J. age 88, of Eden Prairie, MN (formerly of Plymouth, MN) passed away on March 31, 2019. He was born to Harry and Bessie McCarthy of Newport News, VA. He was preceded in death by loving wife of 52 years, Louise; parents, Harry and Bessie McCarthy; sisters, Patty Mutchko and Nancy Boerner. He is survived by wife, Maxine Martin McCarthy; children, Kevin (Cindee), Patrick (Arlene), Colleen (Brandon) Guest and Michael (Linda) McCarthy; grandchildren, Mathew Guest, Elizabeth (Guest) Kibler, Caitlyn McCarthy and Ryan McCarthy. He will also be greatly missed by his loving relatives, step-daughters, Lynn Moffet, Natalie (Tom) Culhane, Valerie Hirshman, Tracy (Tom) Rheineck; step-grandchildren and friends. He is also survived by brothers, Harry and Patrick McCarthy of Newport News, VA and sister, Sr. Bessie McCarthy, RSM of Belmont, NC. He served in the Air Force for 37 months and upon his discharge moved to Minnesota. He got his business degree from the University of St. Thomas. Upon his graduation he started his career in grocery store management with Red Owl, Super Valu and Lunds, Inc. retiring in 1995. Upon his retirement he was always busy traveling, golfing, playing cards, socializing with friends and watching his grandchildren play sports. Sometimes the grandchild would say: "I could not always see you, but I heard your voice." Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Pax Christi Catholic Church, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN on Friday May 10, 10:30 AM with visitation one hour prior to service. Interment at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Pax Christi Church or the Lupus Foundation Gearty-Delmore 763-553-1411
Dalida, Robert J. Passed peacefully on April 25, 2019 at age 80. He was surrounded by his loving wife Carole of 54 years and his dearly loved daugh ters Kristi, Jill (Ben) and Jennifer. He was born March 20, 1939 in Weyerhaeuser WI. Preceded in death by parents, Joseph and Estelle Dalida, brother Lee (Lois). Survived by sister Marlene Goodsell (Jerry), Lynn Rust (Roger), Wayne Dalida (Lori); and beloved grandchildren Brennan, Cole and Mason. Also many cherished in-laws, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. He baked a mean apple pie and loved making beautiful woodwork. He always offered a genuine smile and warm hello to everyone he met. A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday April 30, 2019 at Pax Christi Catholic Church in Eden Prairie located at 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN 55347. Visitation starts at 10am followed by service at 11am. Private interment at Fort Snelling on Wednesday May 1. Memorials preferred to Fairview Hospice to the angels for their loving care. Washburn-McReavy.com Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400
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Maulwurf, Douglas A. Age 80 of Shakopee, MN & Stuart, FL, passed away at home on April 7, 2019. Doug was born in Baraboo, WI to Siegfried and Marie (nee Geissler) Maulwurf. In 2001 he retired from the Metropolitan Waste Control Commission after serving as Plant Manager of Blue Lake Wastewater Treatment Plant in Shakopee, MN for 35 years. Preceded in death by parents; sister, Audrey and grandson, William. Survived by Marcia (nee Felix) his loving wife of 53 years; children, Michelle (Mark) Murphy, Tony (Melissa) Maulwurf, Jennifer (Pete) Anderson and Gretchen Hawk; 19 grandchildren, and 4 great-grand-children. Mass of Christian Burial Fri. April 26, 11am, at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, visitation one hour prior to Mass at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to Downsize Farms. McNearney-Schmidt Shakopee 952-445-2755 mcnearneyfuneralhome.com
Ahmann, Frank "Bud" Age 89 passed away April 5, 2019. Bud was an Army veteran and a proud member of Minnesota Valley Country Club for 49 years. Preceded in death by parents, Frank Sr. and Minette; brothers, Dan & John; sister, Marjorie and step-son, Blaine. Survived by wife, Marcia; step-children, Barb (Brad) Mundy, Brent (Marsha) Herdegen & Brionne (Jeff) Sillman; step - daughter-in-law, Melissa; sons, Jim and Rob; 10 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; brother, Tom, and many relatives and friends. Mass of Christian Burial Friday, April 12 at 11 am at Pax Christi 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. Visitation 1 1/2 hours prior to mass at church. Private Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials preferred to Kidney Foundation or Pax Christi. GILLBROTHERS.com BLOOMINGTON, MN 952.888.7771
Clements, Paul F., Jr. Of Bloomington, MN passed away Mar. 15, 2019 at the age of 74. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul F. Clements, Sr. and Nina Clements. Paul was born in Minneapolis and raised in Robbinsdale. He graduated from Robbinsdale High School in 1962 and Brown University in 1966. With an entrepreneurial spirit, Paul was a founding partner in MultiMedia Inc., a media production company based in Minneapolis, that he guided for 50 years. Paul was eternally optimistic, had an uncanny knack for solving problems and saw challenges as opportunities. He cared deeply about the people he worked for, and the people he worked with. Paul's life was grounded in his family. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was passionate about sharing experiences with those he loved, especially his grandchildren. His favorite moments included sharing a ski lift or golf cart with them, and watching them compete in baseball, soccer and ski racing. He was always present. He loved watching sports, playing golf at MVCC, and his family. Paul had a beautiful smile, and will be dearly missed. Paul is survived by Kris, his wife of 52 years; sons Matt, Derek (Victoire); beloved grandchildren Matthew and Scarlett Clements; siblings Judy (Dwane) Melville, Tim (Jan) Clements, Eileen (Dave) Krenz and many other relatives and friends. Funeral service will be held at Pax Christi Church, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN on Thursday, April 11, at 11:00AM. Visitation will begin at 10:00AM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials in Paul's memory be made to the University of MN Foundation (200 Oak Street SE, #500, Mpls, MN 55455 with attention to Lung Disease Research Fund #12728 in memory of Paul Clements). Washburn-McReavy.com Werness Brothers 952-884-8145
Gagne, Mary G. Age 66, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Mar. 29, 2019. Preceded in death by parents, Robert and Shirley Graiziger. Survived by husband, Greg Gagne; children, JP (Laura) Gagne, Gail Gagne, and Peter Gagne; grandchild Margaret Gagne; siblings Robert (Stacey) Graiziger, Pat (Carolyn) Graiziger, Judi (Paul) Vergosen, and David Graiziger; and many other relatives and friends. Mary was an Alexander Ramsey High School and University of Minnesota Graduate, a Northwest airline flight attendant, a mentor, a wife, a friend, a mother, and grandmother. Mary was handy with any tool, a wealth of fun facts and had a knack for finding a good deal. Her gift of gab and unfiltered tongue made her a true character and one- of-a-kind. Mary thrived in the kitchen and hosted many parties for family and friends. She was a selfless mother and wife whose door was always open. Her pride and joy in life were her children and grandchildren, who she loved dearly and was never short of sharing her wisdom with. As a true explorer, our family finds comfort in knowing that her next adventure has just begun. We would like to thank Dr. Levine and his staff at North Memorial Cancer Center for their continued care of Mary during her 4-year battle with pancreatic cancer. Visitation to be held Tuesday (4/9) from 4PM 7PM at Washburn- McReavy, 5000 West 50th St, Edina. Memorial Service to be held Wednesday (4/10) at 11:30AM, one hour visitation prior at Pax Christi Catholic Church, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. Washburn-McReavy.com Edina Chapel
Maple, Barbara Jansen Age 92 of Bloomington, MN formerly of Deephaven, MN passed away March 18, 2019. She was born November 28, 1926 to Paul and Jannette Jansen in St. Paul, MN. Barbara grew up in St. Paul and attended St. Mark's School, St. Paul Central H.S., and graduated from the University of Minnesota majoring in Art and Advertising. She married Thomas Samuel Maple Jr. February 11, 1950. As an inseparable team, Tom and Barbara raised their family in Cottagewood, USA. Barbara will be remembered for her energy, can-do attitude, sense of humor, & signature smile. Barbara became a serious runner back when it was known as jogging. Rarely missing a daily run, she was often joined by the neighborhood dogs who knew a dog lover when they saw one. She was an accomplished needlework artist and knitter. Ever the entertainer, she opened her home frequently to her large family, the Acorn Ridge Cook Group, countless friends, and sailors from around the globe. Be it raising children, volunteering in the community, or meticulously tracking sailboat race details, she ran a tight ship. She is preceded in death by husband Thomas, siblings Katherine, Jannette (Quast) and Paul W. She is survived by daughters, Kate Maple (William Driver), Margaret Hill (Mark), Nancy Ellsworth (Tom), Anne Maple (Scott Carpenter), son Thomas Maple III (Kaylen); grandchildren, Jeremy Driver (Stacia), Elspeth Driver (Patrick Hammett), Charlie Driver, Jannette Peterson, Elizabeth Skilbeck (Christopher), Sally Butler (Tim), Jesse Hill (Katie), Sam Hill (Erika), Katie Sundby (Tim), Anne Levine (Matt), Paul Carpenter, Muriel Carpenter, Phillip Maple, Matthew Maple, Pete Maple, Robbie Maple; fourteen great grandchildren. The family wishes to thank all of Barbara's caregivers at Friendship Village of Bloomington. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and to the Cottagewood Community Foundation. Funeral Prayer Service, Friday, March 29 at 11 AM, with visitation one hour prior, all at Pax Christi Catholic Church, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. Interment Thursday, March 28th at 2:15pm at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Cremation Society of MN (612-825-2435).
Vasaly, Carol Margaret (Campion) Age 96, of Mpls., died peacefully November 25, 2018. Preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Thomas Vasaly (2013). A truly remarkable woman, she was born December 13, 1921 in Owatonna, MN, graduated from high school at 16, after which she moved to Minneapolis where she attended and graduated from the University of Minnesota in Art Education. She met Thomas Vasaly (Little Falls) when both worked during their student years at Margaret Barry Settlement House in NE Mpls. They married soon after Tom joined the Navy at the beginning of WW II. After raising four children, she returned to teaching as art instructor for Regina High School in south Minneapolis. She cared deeply about art and was a gifted artist and writer, writing a novel (Adventure in Tuscany) in her 80s. She loved to travel and did so extensively, with family members, in the U.S. and in Italy, France, England and Ireland, where she visited the farm from which her grandfather Campion had emigrated. She was a longtime member of the American Association of University Woman (serving as Minneapolis chapter president 1988-90) and the DAR, and was a cojourner with the Sisters of St. Francis in Rochester. A woman of great style and elegance, she was also kind, loving, and generous, always thinking of others before herself. She is survived by her children Tom, Ann Vasaly (Richard Young), Mary Vasaly (Michael Wisneski), and Paul; her grandchildren Laura, Michael, and Thomas (Alexi) Wisneski and Madeleine Vasaly; and many nieces and nephews. There will be a memorial service in the spring of 2019. Donations in her memory may be made to the Minneapolis branch of the AAUW and the Sisters of St. Francis in Rochester, MN. She will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her.
Wiese, Patricia "Pat" of Prior Lake, passed away suddenly at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa at the age of 77. A visitation will be held on Thursday, March 14, 2019 from 4:00 6:00 PM at Ballard-Sunder Funeral & Cremation (4565 Pleasant Street SE) in Prior Lake. Mass of Christian Burial is Friday, March 15, 2019 at 11:00 AM with visitation from 9:30 to 11:00 AM at Pax Christi Catholic Community (12100 Pioneer Trail) in Eden Prairie. Father Bill Murtaugh will preside, and Pat's niece & nephews will act as urn bearers. Pat will be laid to rest at a private family interment at St. Anne's Catholic Cemetery in Le Sueur. On April 11, 1941, Joseph & Bessie (Kuchynka) Koktavy celebrated the birth of their daughter, Patricia Ann Koktavy. Pat was the youngest of three and the only girl in her family. She was more than a decade younger than her brothers George and Bob, but she loved them dearly. Pat grew up in Le Sueur, and she made many lifelong friends in her hometown. During high school, Pat was involved in many activities with her favorite being school plays. At just 14 years old, Pat began working outside the home. Her father got her a job at the Green Giant factory. Pat worked hard and saved her money to put towards her education. After graduating from Le Sueur High School in 1959, Pat attended the Minnesota School of Business where she earned her Associates Degree. Pat began working full time for NSP Energy (later XCEL). She worked her way up to becoming an Industrial Relations Administrator. Pat spent the next 37 1/2 years with the company. She loved her coworkers and enjoyed negotiating contracts and working with the labor unions. As a young woman, Pat met the love of her life at a local dance. His name was Ron Wiese. Pat and Ron hit it off immediately, and their love blossomed quickly. On November 16, 1963, they exchanged wedding vows at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Le Sueur. By 1968, they had made Prior Lake their home. Pat and Ron kept beautiful gardens in their yard with Ron focusing on the vegetables, and Pat tending to the flowers. Their yard was always full of wild life with birds, deer and ducks visiting daily. Pat & Ron watched their neighborhood grow and develop over the years, and they made many wonderful friends along the way. Pat was such an active woman. She was the member of a card club, book club, hooking club and garden club. She did yoga at the Y and frequently visited the History Center and Arboretum. Pat was also an avid knitter. She made beautiful sweaters and hats. In retirement, Pat even worked part-time at a local yarn store. She also loved golfing. She was a member of the New Prague Golf Course for 36 years. Pat & Ron loved spending an afternoon out on the links, and they enjoyed an annual golf trip with their friends from Black Dog. Although Pat had many hobbies and interests, family & friends were most important in her life. She and Ron traveled to across the country to spend time with family and friends in Arizona, California and Oklahoma. She never missed a birthday and was always there to lend a helping hand. Pat was a wonderful woman with a kind heart. She will be deeply missed and remembered always by her husband of 55 years, Ron Wiese; niece & nephews, Gary Koktavy, Kati Koktavy, John Koktavy, Peter (Amanda) Koktavy; great-nieces, Clair & Oliva. Pat was greeted in Heaven by her parents; brothers, George (Helen) Koktavy & Bob (Mavis) Koktavy; nephew, Kevin Koktavy. Ballard-Sunder Funeral & Cremation proudly serves the Wiese family. BallardSunderFuneral.com
Keane, Leslie Kay (Lovejoy) Prayers are requested for Leslie Kay (Lovejoy) Keane who was called by the Lord to be with Him on March 5, 2019. She passed away peacefully at Lyngblomsten Care Facility after a very long struggle with early-onset Alzheimer's. Leslie loved her family above all else and is survived by her children, Charles (Heather), Kelly, and Neil (Sara); nine adored grandchildren, Charles, Kyla, Casey, Elias, Kiera, Emily, James, Ella, and Everett; husband, Thomas; mother, Joyce; and sister Janet. We all miss "Nonna" fiercely, but are happy she is free of the devastation of Alzheimer's. Leslie was born on July 19, 1951 in International Falls, MN to Joyce Elaine (Kalar) Lovejoy and Charles Stuart Lovejoy. She was married to her husband, Tom in 1971. Leslie is preceded in death by her brother, James Lovejoy and her father, Charles Lovejoy. She was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend. She and Tom have been members of Pax Christi Catholic Church since moving to Eden Prairie in 1989. On 13 March (Wed) there will be a Latin Requiem Mass at the Church of The Sacred Heart, 4078 W Broadway, Robbinsdale with viewing at 10 AM. A visitation will be held at Gearty-Delmore Park Chapel, 3960 Wooddale Ave S., St. Louis Park on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 from 5:00 pm 8:00 pm. A Catholic Funeral service will be held Thursday March 14 at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12199 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie with visitation at 10AM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association or Lyngblomsten Foundation. Gearty-Delmore 952-926-1615 gearty-delmore.com
Thomas, Richard J. "Dick" of Excelsior, formerly of Bloomington, passed away on 3/3/19 at the age of 87, surrounded by his loved ones. Preceded in death by his wife of 41 years, Dorie (Warren), parents Dan and Regina (Eisele) Thomas, and sister, Barbara Ann Junker. Survived by wife of 21 years, Georgia (Mitchell, Miller), children: Dave (Terri), Linda (Vik Jegers), Rich (Jessica), Mike, and Don (Angie); grandchildren: Tom and Liana (Clay Hickson) Jegers, Dashiell, Griffin and Fletcher Thomas. Also survived by step children: John (Debbie) Miller, Jennifer (Paul) Robey and step-grandchildren: Christopher and Elizabeth Miller, David and Jane Robey; and cousins, nieces and nephew. Dick was born and raised in Bismarck, ND. He attended school at St. Mary's Grade and High School, served in the U.S. Air Force, and graduated from the NDSU College of Engineering. He started his career with Collins Radio, but soon moved to Bloomington to pursue a career with Control Data Corporation where he held various executive level positions and served on numerous boards. He travelled the globe for both business and pleasure, making many new acquaintances. He was proud of his German heritage and was fascinated by genealogy. He enjoyed gathering with family and friends at Leech Lake. He had a great sense of humor and could find a joke for any occasion. He enjoyed his "Grumpy Old Men" banquets, birthday lunches, and retiree reunions. He set a wonderful example of how to be a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend. The family would like to thank Dr. David Homans for his medical talents in keeping Dick active and engaged for 35 years after his first of many heart procedures. They would also like to thank his hospice and care givers. Dad would appreciate any extra effort you made to make the world a better place than when you arrived, much as he did. Memorials preferred to the American Heart Association or Wounded Warriors Project. Mass of Christian Burial at 11AM, Friday, March 8 at Pax Christi Catholic Church, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. Visitation is 5-7PM, Thursday, March 7 at Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel, with a Rosary at 7PM, visitation continues one hour prior at church. Private interment at Fort Snelling. Washburn-McReavy.com Edina Chapel 952-920-3996 5000 W 50th St, Edina
Keating, Timothy James age 67 Eden Prairie, formerly of Winsted, passed away February 6, 2019 after a long courageous battle with cancer. Preceded in death by parents, Kenneth and Delvina Keating. Survived by wife, Joy; children, Kyle Miller, Aaron (Casi) Miller, Vanessa Keating, Corrie (Chris) Anderson, Kaylin Keating; grandchildren, Caden, Tristan, Jackson, Sarah, Jocko, Addison and Rory Timothy; sisters, Carole (Jerry) Otto and Susan Bleifuss; brothers, Ken, Mike (Mary) and many loving nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Mass of Christian Burial Monday, February 11th, 11:00 AM Pax Christi Catholic Community Church, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. Visitation Sunday 4-8 PM at Washburn- McReavy Eden Prairie Chapel, 7625 Mitchell Road and 1 hour before service at church. Interment Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery, Winsted, MN. Memorials may be given to the Esophageal Cancer Awareness Association. A special thanks to Grace A Team for the loving care they gave Tim. Washburn-McReavy.com Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400
James “Jim” William Barrett, age 79, of Savage, MN passed away Wednesday, January 23, 2019. Jim was born April 5, 1939 in Gregory, SD to Floyd and Dorothea (Chappell) Barrett. He grew up in Dixon, SD on the family farm with his two brothers and two sisters. After attending Pocahontas School (a one room schoolhouse) in Dixon, SD and high school in Gregory, he attended South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD where he earned a degree in Civil Engineering. Jim was united in marriage to Verna (Gisi) in Harvey, ND on June 1, 1963 and happily celebrated their 55th anniversary last year. They settled in St. Peter to raise their four children. 1986 brought a move to Castle Rock, CO. After retiring in 2004, Jim and Verna settled in Savage, MN. Jim worked for several companies including Hallett Construction of St. Peter, MN and Franktown, CO and Castle Rock Construction of Castle Rock, CO. He finished his career as an expert witness for Colorado court cases. While in St. Peter, he was involved in numerous activities with his wife and children including St. Mary’s Catholic Church as part of the Polka Choir and a confirmation teacher, John Ireland Catholic School that his children attended, and other outside groups. Jim is survived by his wife, Verna; his children, Kevin (Renee) & children Niklas, Kate and Reid, Kristi (Mike) Mattiuz & children Zane and Shay, Renee (Eric) Martinson & children Stefanie, Ryan, Kylie, and Welly, and Richard & children Jack, Mason, and Logan; brother Bob (Liz) Barrett, sisters Kathy (Scott) Harrison and Susan (Robert) Martin, and sister-in-law Darlene (Gisi) Wurtele; and many nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Dorothea, and brothers, Richard and Donald. The family would like to thank everyone for the prayers and thoughts and for helping to celebrate Jim’s exceptional life.
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
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