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Buttschau, Raymond J. age 95 of Bloomington passed away peacefully on December 5, 2019. Preceded in death by beloved wife, Ann J. Buttschau; son, Dale R. Buttschau; parents, James and Viola Buttschau. Will be greatly missed by children, Barb (Brian) Goad, John (Shawn Anne) Buttschau, Jeanne (Jeff) Leonard; grandchildren, David (Christine) Goad, Evan Goad, James (Emily) Leonard, Jacob Leonard, Jessica Leonard; great-grandchildren Asher, Clayton, Mira, and Selah Leonard; and a host of long-time and new-found friends. Ray retired in 1988 after many years as a purchasing agent for the Minneapolis Public Schools. He was a wonderful man who adored his wife, loved his children, and enjoyed lake life. He reveled in music, and entertained us by playing the guitar and singing harmony. At the age of 79 he began playing golf with an amazing group of friends, and also joined the Bloomington Good Times Barbershop Chorus, where he found his musical home. He enjoyed his coffee, day or night, and longed for the occasional fishing trip. Visitation 10:00 AM and Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 AM Monday December 16, at PAX CHRISTI CHURCH, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN. Luncheon to follow. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to a charity of your choice, or Visions for Haiti's Tomorrow, a charity organized by his daughter Jeanne. For more info, go to visionforhaitistomorrow.com. Bradshaw 612-724-3621
Tousignant, Annette "Annie" Age 83 of Bloomington passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on November 23, 2019. Survived by husband of 65 years, Richard; children, Roger Tousignant, Cyndy Thompson, Laurie Tousignant, Stephanie (Rich) Marlier, and Steven (Meghan) Tousignant. Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, November 27th 11:00 a.m. Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN. Visitation one hour prior and luncheon to follow Mass. GILLBROTHERS.com Bloomington, MN 952-888-7771
Geib, Lois E. Lois passed away peacefully on Saturday November 16th while in the loving care of LuAnn's Place in Eden Prairie, her home she so dearly loved and enjoyed over the last year. Lois spent almost her entire life in the Minneapolis area while living a short period of her childhood in Duluth during the depression. She graduated from St. Margaret's Academy in 1945 and went to the University of Minnesota where she met her husband Bob. After marrying and starting a family in Minneapolis they moved to Chicago following Bob's engineering career and then back to Minneapolis until her death. Moving to Minnetonka in 1963, she was busy raising the kids being the family bus driver and Betty Crocker home maker. Even with those busy days she found time to volunteer at St. Therese, Benilde and St. Margaret's. Sharing herself with others was something she enjoyed. With that caring need, she decided later in life to return to school and become a nurse to continue helping others well into her 80's. While nursing she continued volunteering at Little Brothers of the Elderly, Hennepin County Medical Center, Open Circle and Chapel View Care Center. She loved being a mom, grandmother and great grandmother. Most of all she enjoyed the excitement of having all the family together. She not only entertained and fed any and all of the family that was available on Sundays, but later in life treated her children, their spouses and grandchildren to many family vacations. Beginning in the summer of 1994 with a trip to Myrtle Beach, the tradition continued with several tropical cruises, Disney World, Las Vegas, The Grand Canyon, Seattle, Alaska, Canada and many more. Truly family memories that will never be forgotten and will forever bond all our family together. She will be remembered for her contagious smile, her gentle soul and her special compassion for caring and helping others. Lois was preceded in death by her loving parents Carl and Elizabeth MacMillan, infant brother Bobby, daughter Carol and special friend Roy Phenow. She is survived by sons Robert (Patty) of Florida, Thomas (Laura) of Spring Park, James (Vivika) of Phoenix and daughter Mary (Thomas) Shackle of Bloomington; 9 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday November 26, 11 AM at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, with a private interment at Lakewood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to LuAnn's Place. We will miss her dearly as she would and will leave us with her warm smile, a kiss and her famous "BYE BYE" "BYE BYE" We love you Mom! Gearty-Delmore 763-553-1411 gearty-delmore.com
Vecellio, Raymond Joseph Age 84 of Eden Prairie, passed away on Nov 11. Ray was born on June 25, 1935. Raymundo, Rayzee, Big Al ...is now sharing his stellar voice with the angels. Ray's 39-year career in radio broadcasting went from disc jockey to program and music director, sales and sales management. After various radio stations in MN and IA, he moved to WCCO Radio in 1970 and achieved record setting sales awards until his retirement in 1997. Ray was inducted into the MN Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 2011. Ray was also a trustee at St. Joseph's church in Hopkins for 25 years. It didn't matter who you were - a dear friend, caregiver or wait staff for an evening - Ray always took the time to use your name. Strong in his faith, Ray loved music, travel and time with family and friends. He's listening to Sinatra, Scotch in hand and dancing again. He is missed dearly by many. "Hi Pally - until we meet again." Survived by loving wife, Karen Kelsay; family Tony, Chris & Jennifer (Nick & Tess, Ali, Jake, Ben), Mike & Char (Gianna, Dominic, Bella), Fr. Peter, Troy & Dani Kelsay (Bailey & Jacob Lampe, Quinn), Rod & Kim Kelsay, Stephanie & Todd Campbell (Emily); many extended family & friends. Preceded in death by wife Mary (nee Schoenecker), parents Raymond & Ann, in-laws Elmer & Alma Schoenecker, brother Joe. Ray requested a party. Come celebrate his life with a Mass of Christian burial, Mon, 11/18, 11 am at Pax Christi, 12100 Pioneer Trl, Eden Prairie with visitation at church 1 hr prior to Mass. Visitation also Sun, 11/17, 4-7 pm (6:30 pm Rosary) at Washburn McReavy, 7625 Mitchell Rd, Eden Prairie. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery, following luncheon. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to N.C. Little Hospice, Pavek Museum or Pax Christi Catholic Church. Washburn-McReavy.com Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400
Piontek, Donald Of Eden Prairie passed away on November 1, 2019 surrounded by his family. He was born March 17, 1945 in New York City and was raised in the Bronx. Don served in the Navy during Vietnam and as a Navy Sailor, sailed through the Arctic. Don's career as a print specialist consultant took him all over Europe and he eventually settled in Minnesota in the early 1990's. He enjoyed running, dining out, traveling & music. Don is preceded in death by his parents, Walter & Sophie. He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Janet; son, Stefan (Grace); brother, Thomas (Nanette); extended family & friends. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial at PAX CHRISTI CATHOLIC CHURCH (12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie) Wednesday at 11 AM with visitation one hour prior. kozlakradulovich.com "A Celebration of Life" 763-416-0016
Smith, Leoneze "Lee" Jean Age 89 of Eden Prairie, passed away surrounded by family on October 27, 2019. Preceded in death by parents, Kermit H. and Marian L. Graff; & beloved husband, Richard H. Smith. Survived by sister, Dianne (Wendel) David; daughter, Renee (Loren) Stephens, sons, Bruce (Deborah) and Blake (Sheri); grandchildren, Courtney (Fletcher) Emerson, Lauren (Wesley) Olson, Hunter and Taylor; great granddaughter, Nora Emerson; and nephew, Trent (Kim) David. Lee especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and supporting all of their interests. She was an avid gardener who enjoyed tending to her many varieties of flowers and plants. Memorial Mass 11 AM, Tuesday November 5, 2019 at Pax Christi Catholic Church, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN 55347 with visitation one hour prior and luncheon to follow. Memorials may be made to: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.
Horozaniecki, Mary A. Age 68, of Prior Lake, Minnesota, passed away on October 23, 2019, after a long and valiant battle with cancer. Preceded in death by her parents, Dr. Richard and Barbara Budd. Also preceded in death by her sister, Dr. Deborah Iverson (Budd) and son-in-law, Chad McAnelly. Mary was a devoted wife and mother. She loved everyday life at home with her family and gentle Westie dog, Basil. Every family meal was a celebration of life, livened by her quick wit and insightful discussion of music, art and daily events. Mary studied violin performance with the renowned master teacher Jozef Gingold of the Indiana University School of Music and Margaret Pardee of the Meadowmount and Juilliard Schools. She was a very accomplished violinist and performed in a number of chamber music groups and orchestras. Her most recent concertmaster performance was with the St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral Music Series, "Elijah," on May 11, 2019. Mary enjoyed a distinguished career spanning decades as studio instructor of violin performance at Augsburg University and Macalester and Carleton Colleges. Finally, above all, she loved her personal time with her family and close friends in Prior Lake, and magical time at her family home on Lake Superior. Survived by husband of 46 years, Dr. Joseph Horozaniecki, and daughter, Sharon Horozaniecki; sister Cynthia Budd (Kay Peltier); sister Laurie Budd; brother-in-law Dr. Robert (Amy) Iverson; and nephews Rick and Colin Iverson. Funeral mass Monday, November 4th at 11 a.m., Pax Christi Catholic Church, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Visitation one hour prior to service at church. Family will gather at a private interment, November 5th at Dawn Valley Memorial Park, 9940 Bush Lake Road, Bloomington, Minnesota. Memorials preferred to Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies and the University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center.
Cochran, Michael B. Age 72 passed away on 10/17/2019 from cancer. Mike started this journey on Aug. 10, 2018 and said "Don't cry for me, I have lived a full life, have done more than most people and have no regrets. I have been to the top of the Eiffel Tower, ran with the bulls in Pamplona, spent 3 months hitchhiking through Europe, caught a 200# Marlin off the coast of Mexico and many 30" Walleyes in Canada." Mike graduated from West High in Minneapolis in 1964, volunteered for the United States Marine Corps in 1966 and served in Vietnam. He was a radio operator attached to a helicopter squadron, based at Marble Mountain on the outskirts of DaNang. After Mike completed his service duty, he enrolled at the U of M and graduated with a BS degree in Business. Mike always said he was privileged to have a career doing what he enjoyed: designing and installing more than 13,000 closet organization systems in homes throughout the Twin Cities. Mike is survived by his loving wife, Arlene and children, Patrick (Emily), Kathryn (Greer) Montgomery and four beautiful granddaughters, Savannah, Elia, Hazel and Clara. His father, Gaun Cochran; mother, Betty Ratner and sister, Rocel Kingman preceded Mike in death. The family wishes to acknowledge the exceptional care Mike received at the VA Medical Center in Minneapolis, his Oncology doctor, Dr. Waseem Touma, and the wonderful care and compassion he received from the infusion nurses at 3F-127 as well as his Allina Hospice Team. Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 AM Friday, November 1 with visitation beginning at 10:00 AM at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. Interment Fort Snelling. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to any cancer research organization. Cancer can be cured.
Died unexpectedly on the 11th of October at his home in Chanhassen MN at the age of 51 years young. Robert is survived by his parents Dave and Jule Barrett, his wife Lynnette Barrett, sons Raymond and Adam Murillo, daughter in-law Run Murillo and granddaughter Lilliana. His brother David Barrett and sister in-law Shannon Barrett, and uncle Berrent Stoylen. Robert was proceeded in death by his grandparents Robert and Thelma Barrett, aunts Kathleen and Diane and uncle Herb
Robert was born on the 8th of March 1968, in Minneapolis, MN to Dave and Jule Barrett and graduated from Cambridge High School in 1986. He married the love of his life Lynnette on September 12th, 1998; the two enjoyed 21 years of marriage together.
Robert started his career as a collections agent with CPC in Eden Prairie in August of 2002, where he worked as one of five employees. With his tremendous work ethic and dedication to his team he became President of CPC in 2016 which now employs over 120 people; being an integral part of the company’s growth.
Robert was an accomplished hunter and fisherman who won bass fishing tournaments held on several of the state of MN’s 10,000 lakes. Robert was a generous and dedicated man who was passionate about mentoring others. He was an active and committed member of youth outreach programs including the Treehouse fishing day, D.A.R.E fishing tournaments and most recently coached the Elk River high school fishing team on the Student Angler Tournament Trail. Robert also had a fondness of firearms and was avidly pursuing a Gunsmithing Licensure prior to his passing.
Robert was a loving, caring, and devoted husband, son and brother that will be deeply missed by his family and friends. Robert's children remember him as a father that loved, supported and guided them through their lives.
A service is scheduled for Friday October 25th, 2019 at Pax Christi Catholic Community 12100 Pioneer Trail Eden Prairie, MN 55347. Visitation will be at 10 am and mass will be held at 11 am. There will be a celebration of life held at Buca di Beppo 7711 Mitchell Road Eden Prairie 55344 after the service all are welcome. Flower arrangements should be sent to Pax Christi Catholic Community in Eden Prairie. The family would like to thank Mark Hedge and Alicia Lesher for their assistance and support during this difficult time.
Charest, Floyd M. Age 85 of Bloomington passed away October 2nd, 2019. Preceded in death by wife, Sandra; son, Terry; and brothers, Vernon and Darrell. Survived by son, Timothy (Amy); granddaughters, Catherine and Laurel; sister Sr. Doreen Charest; step daughter, Cynthia. Retired long-time employee of Land O' Lakes, US Navy Veteran serving aboard the USS Bon Homme Richard from 1955-1957, long-time member of St. Rita and Pax Christi parishes. Member of the American Legion and the Knights of Columbus. Beloved husband, father, grandpa, brother, and friend to all animals. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Pax Christi Catholic Community. Private family services were held. Washburn-McReavy.com Dawn Valley Chapel 952-941-7686
Stryker, Mary (Eich) passed away on September 29 at the age of 87. Preceded in death by husband or 40 years, Ray Stryker, and husband of 19 years, Marvin Klocke. Fondly remembered for her love of family, golf, fudge, laughter and books. She was a wonderful mother to Lynn Harrington (Dennis), Doug Stryker (Lori), Thomas Stryker (Cathie) and Laura Hatzenbuhler (Jerry), Grandmother to Amanda (Thomas) Johnson, Emily (Phil) Keyes, Melissa (Vaughn) Stryker, Jennifer Stryker, Michelle Stryker, Sarah (Greg) Koch, David (Karey) Stryker, Alex (Jenna) Hatzenbuhler, Clayton Hatzenbuhler, and great grandmother to Charles & Lucille Johnson, Nicco Stryker & Lucy Koch. Mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, October 4, 11am with visitation starting one hour prior at Pax Christi Catholic Church, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. A light luncheon will follow at the church. Interment at Lakewood Cemetery - 3600 Hennepin Avenue, Mpls following the luncheon. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Park Nicollet Hospice Care would be appreciated. Washburn-McReavy.com Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400
Nelson, Margaret Mary (McCarty) Age 94, longtime resident of Bloomington passed away peacefully on September 15, 2019, surrounded by family. Margaret Mary was born in St. Paul December 8, 1924. Preceded in death by parents Charles and Margaret (Murphy) McCarty, sister Bernadette Gallagher, and former husband, Lorne Nelson. Margaret Mary balanced motherhood with a career in classified advertising, before retiring from Sun Newspapers. She was proud of her six children and had a special bond with her grandchildren. She enjoyed entertaining and socializing. She never met a houseplant or baby she didn't like. Margaret Mary lived with dementia for eight years, but she will be remembered for her kindness, the twinkle in her eye, Irish wit and dry humor, classic red nail polish, and her love of ice cream right up to the end. Survived by her children, Bridget, Stephen (Brenda), Daniel (Eman), Peter (Patty), Thomas (Kathleen), Michael (Kathy); eleven grandchildren, a great grandson, many nieces and nephews, and a cousin. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, September 26, 11:00 AM, with visitation one hour prior, at Pax Christi Church, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN. The family is grateful to Jenny Morgan and the wonderful caregivers at Breck Homes for their care, support and friendship.
Nelson, Marijan (St. George) age 82 of Eden Prairie, went home to the Lord on September 17, 2019. She is preceded in death by her husband of 20 years, Don Nelson; parents, John and Erma St. George; siblings, Christopher and Jennifer. Survived by 3 loving daughters, Nanette (Scott) Johnson, Jody Nelson, and Christy Nelson; 5 grandchildren, Nichole Mastain, Joseph Mastain, Courtney (Dane) Inderrieden, Ryan (Jessica) Oliver, and Nicholas Kivi; 3 great-grandchildren, Douglas Inderrieden, Braylen & Eden Oliver; siblings, Carol, John, Michael, Sydney, and Bradley; and many nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial, 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 24 at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trl, Eden Prairie, MN 55347. Visitation Monday, September 23rd, 5-8 p.m. Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Ave. So., Bloomington, MN and one hour prior to Mass at church. GILLBROTHERS.com Minneapolis, MN 612-861-6088
Belrose, Etta Jane 80 years old, died peacefully surrounded by her family. Etta Jane was married to William Michael Belrose for 62 years and is survived by their 4 children, 10 grandchildren and 2 cats. Etta Jane's father died when she was 3 years old, so she grew up as an only child. She always wanted a large family and her whole life centered around her children and her grandchildren. She met William Michael Belrose when she was 14 years old at a high school dance circa 1953. On the way home from the dance she told her mother "I will marry that man." Michael and Etta Jane were married on September 20, 1958 in Hayward, California. They lived in California until 1974 when Mike's job was transferred to Minnesota. The family grew up in Minnesota and at Etta Jane's direction learned to love baseball, figure skating and snow. She taught them well. I will always love you Etta Jane. You are the light of my life. At night when I reach out to find your hand and it's not about, I will know that you are in a better place. Mass of Christian Burial 11AM Thursday, September 5th with visitation one hour prior at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Pax Christi. Washburn-McReavy.com Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400
Schoenecker, Barbara J. "Barbie" Age 78 of Eden Prairie, MN, passed away on August 22, 2019. Preceded in death by beloved husband, Guy; parents, Warren C. Johnson and Gladys H. Johnson; sister, Mitzi Nowlin. She was a matriarch of a large and inclusive family. Survived by brother, Frederick (Mary) Johnson; niece, Ann (Carlton) Linton and children Justice and Cage; niece, Jane (Zach) Sheffler and son, James; nephew, Bryce (Elizabeth) Johnson and children Dylan and Sloane; nephew, Devon (Jennifer) Johnson and children Maddy and Gavin; Auntie Jeannie Sedoff and many loving cousins; "kiddos" Lisa (Rich) Anderson, Larry Schoe- necker, Paul (Jen) Schoenecker, Bob Schoenecker, Sue Schoenecker, Dave (Kim) Schoenecker, Shelley (Andy) Schoenecker Moats and Josh (Ali) Guetzkow; grandchildren, Tara Anderson, Marissa Anderson, Danny Schoenecker, Derek Schoenecker, Katie (David) Weeres, Sam Schoenecker, Matt (Steph) McMullen, Morgan Schoenecker, and Murphy Schoenecker; great- granddaughter, Penelope Weeres; sister-in-law, Donna Krengel; dear friends, Roger and Elvina Nelson. Barbie was loved by all who knew her. She shared a deep and enduring love with her husband Guy. She had an exceptional ability to care for others before herself including her husband, sister and mother. She was a counselor to many. "Oh Honey." She had a passion for sewing and made gifts for many. She had a special love for her dogs and her one-legged goose. Memorials preferred to: Bridging, 201 W. 87th St., Bloomington, MN 55420 Bridging.org. Visitation 5-7 PM Tuesday, September 3 at Washburn-McReavy, Eden Prairie Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial 11 AM, Wednesday, September 4 at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie with visitation 1 hour prior to service at church. Interment Eden Prairie Cemetery. Washburn-McReavy.com Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400 7625 Mitchell Rd (1 blk N of Hwy 5)
Foltz, Janet Frances Age 76 of Bonita Springs, FL and Chanhassen, MN passed away peacefully on August 7th, 2019 after a brief stay at the Folkestone Care Center in Wayzata. She was preceded in death by parents Wency and Evelyn Rock. Survived by her beloved family, Husband of 55 years Brian; daughters Sharon (John) Ringstrom, Kathleen (Rick) Preston, Lisa (Bruce) Schuette and son Michael (Paula); grandchildren Matt, Michael, Mason, Mariah, Anthony, Katherine and Lucas; great grandchildren Jaxon and Maizie; sister Susan, brothers Mark (Vicki) and John and so many loving and wonderful friends. Janet was a very kind, loving, caring and generous person who was very proud of her family and thankful for each and every one. She was blessed with a beautiful singing voice and was a member of the Pax Christi choir and other church choirs. The family is very appreciative of the excellent care that Janet received at Folkestone/Gables from their staff and from the Allina Hospice staff. Memorials preferred to Pax Christi Catholic Community. There will be a visitation from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM on Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 @ Washburn McReavy Eden Prairie Chapel. Also visitation will be on Thursday, August 29th, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Praire, MN, followed by a Celebration of Life Mass at 11:00 AM and lunch. Interment will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery next to the church. washburn-mcreavy.com Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400 7625 Mitchell Road, Eden Prairie, MN
Bryan, Gertrude 'Dutch' Age 89, passed away Aug. 4, 2019. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Thomas, her parents, and 4 siblings. A longtime resident of Eden Prairie, Dutch was living at The Glenn in Minnetonka at the time of her passing. Known for her sense of humor, compassion, grace, and her ability to control 5 rambunctious children even into adulthood, Dutch will be sorely missed. She lives on in our hearts. She is survived by children Thomas (Lisa); Matthew (Cheryl); Elizabeth (Linda); Daniel (Deb) and Jeffrey (Kim), 5 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The family would like to thank the residents and staff at The Glenn for their friendship and wonderful care. Memorial service at Pax Christi church on August 28, 2019. 10:00 reception and 11:00 mass. Please join us for lunch afterwards.
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