Funerals

 

Clare (Clarence) Bugman

Tuesday, February 28

Visitation: 10:00am
Funeral Mass: 11:00am

 


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Bugman, Clare (Clarence) age 87, of Plymouth, MN, died peacefully surrounded by family on 2/24/2017. Preceded in death by parents and son, Thomas. Survived by loving wife of 64 years, Inez; son, James; daughters, Linda and Lisa; 6 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and sister, Shirley. Clare spent more than 50 years in the food business in both Minnesota and New York. A man of many interests, most important was his family, whom he loved dearly. Visitation at Washburn-McReavy Eden Prairie Chapel, on Feb. 27 (4-7 PM), and 10-11 AM Feb. 28 before the Mass of Christian Burial at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie at 11 AM. Lunch to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Park Nicollet Hospice.

 

 

 

 


Harry G. Gillham

Thursday, February 23

Visitation: 10:00am
Funeral Mass: 11:00am

 


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Gillham, Harry G. Age 80, of Bloomington, passed away February 17, 2017. Preceded in Heaven by parents, Dr. Harry J. and Mary Gillham; sister, Gay. Harry traveled the Midwest for 40 years as a sales rep. for women's outerwear manufacturers. He loved to laugh and tell stories. Survived by loving wife, Susan; sons, Harry (H.J.) and James; beloved granddaughter, Eleanor; sister, Noni; dear nieces and nephews; family and friends. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday (2/23), 11:00 AM with visitation starting at 10:00 AM at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trl., Eden Prairie. Private interment Resurrection Cemetery, Mendota Heights. Memorials preferred to the family.
 

 

 

 


Sean Jeffrey Brenckman

Saturday, January 28

Visitation: 10:00am
Funeral Mass: 11:00am

 


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Brenckman, Sean Jeffrey age 34 of Eden Prairie, passed away January 21, 2017. He was preceded in death by his grandparents. He is survived by wife, Elizabeth; parents, Kim and Rae Ann; sister, Sarah (Hans) Leida; nephews, Levi, Sam, and Miles Leida; and many other loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Sean earned his Eagle Scout award, played for the Eden Prairie drumline, and was captain of the University of St. Thomas cross country team. After college, he worked for Ameriprise Financial for most of his career and completed his Certified Financial Analyst designation. An avid outdoorsman, golfer, and runner, Sean loved being out in nature. He hiked 2,655 miles on the Pacific Coast Trail in 2015. His spontaneous spirit and sense of humor will always be remembered. A service will be held at 11:00am Saturday, January 28 at Pax Christi Catholic Church, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN 55347, with a visitation beginning at 10:00am. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Pacific Crest Trail Association (pcta.org) or to Pax Christi (paxchristi.com). Huber Funeral Home Eden Prairie Chapel (952) 949-4970 huberfunerals.com
 

 

 

 


 

Patricia Hendricks

Tuesday, January 17

Visitation: 10:00am
Funeral Mass: 11:00am

 

 

 

 


 

Randi M. Canary

Friday, January 13

Visitation: 10:00am
Funeral Mass: 11:00am

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Canary, Randi M. "A Southern Belle wafted across the Mason-Dixon line on the wings of love." Randi Canary of Eden Prairie, Minnesota lost her courageous four-year battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis on January 5,2017 at home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Louisville, Kentucky on October 13, 1946 to George and Laverne Canary. Randi graduated from Loreto High School In Louisville, Kentucky in 1964. She later attended college and obtained an Associate's Degree in Computer Programming. She worked for many years as a Crisis Counselor for Seven Counties Services in Louisville, Kentucky. She was an avid reader and lover of all God's creation. She knew no harsh words for others and prayed for all. She was an active member of the Cathedral of the Assumption in Louisville, Kentucky until she moved with her spouse to Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Once in Eden Prairie, she was an active member of Pax Christi Catholic Community. Preceded in death by parents, grandparents, maternal aunt and many friends. She is survived by her spouse of 27 years, Sara Byeriey (Eden Prairie, Minnesota), maternal Uncle Norm Mayer (Mert) of Jeffersontown, Kentucky, brother-in-law Daniel Byeriey of New Albany, Indiana, her most loved dogs Spencer and Teddy and parrot Hariey. Visitation will be at Washbum-McReavy, 7625 Mitchell Road, Eden Prairie, Minnesota on Thursday, January 12, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM with Funeral Mass at Pax Christi Catholic Community on January 13, 2017 at 11:00 AM, one-hour visitation prior to funeral with internment at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Eden Prairie, Minnesota. A Celebration of Life Service will be held in Louisville, Kentucky area in the spring. Information for this celebration will be posted at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to either Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, Pax Christi Catholic Community or Fairview Hospice. Washburn-McReavy.com Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400

 

 

 

 


 

Charles 'Chuck' Murry

Friday, January 6

Visitation: 10:00am
Funeral Mass: 11:00am

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Murry, Charles "Chuck" age 88, of Bloomington, died peacefully surrounded by family on January 3, 2017. Chuck was a beloved husband, loving father and cherished grandfather. Survived by wife, Donna; children, Gayle (Dick) Cooney, Charlene Murry, Carol (Jerry) Rusk, Kathy Brummond, Tim (Ronda) Murry, Jane (Larry) Scott; stepchildren, Joanne Norman, Ken (Cielo) Norman, and John (Donna) Norman; 24 grandchildren & 25 great-grand-children; sister, Kathleen Virgin. Chuck loved life, baseball and sharing a "cold one" with friends and family. Memorials preferred to the donor's choice. Mass of Christian Burial Friday, Jan. 6, 11 AM at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. Visitation 1 hour prior to Mass at church. Washburn-McReavy.com Werness Brothers 952-884-8145

 

 

 

 


John F. 'Jack' Murphy

Thursday, December 29

Visitation: 10:00am
Funeral Mass: 11:00am

 


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Murphy, John F. “Jack”, 9/03/25 to 12/19/16, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on 12/19/16.  Jack is survived by his children Miriam “Mimi”, John (Jeanie), Maureen (Rod) Pitsch, Molly (Steve) Kenney, and Bob; grandchildren, Molly Murphy, Vince, Ellie, Charlie and Jack Murphy, Mark Pitsch, Jilian (Collin) LeMaster, Bridget and Jim Kenney, Connor and Jack Murphy, and great grandson, Enzo; siblings, Robert, William (Sue), sister-in-law Mary Lou and many nieces and nephews.  Jack was preceded in death by his loving wife Miriam, parents Robert and Marie “Mae” Murphy, siblings Virginia and Paul, and sister-in-law Gladys.

Jack was born in the small town of Chillicothe, Missouri and was the son of Irish immigrants. Jack’s father was a tailor and later became the custodian at Jack’s high school. Even though money was tight, Jack grew up in a loving family that instilled in him the value of hard work, education, humility, respect for others and a deep faith in God.

From these humble beginnings, Jack persevered and graduated from the University of Missouri @ Columbia law school and began a long and notable career as an attorney and lobbyist. Jack married the love of his life, Miriam Seidel, on June 12, 1954 and together they were blessed with five children in six years! They began their early years of marriage in St. Louis, Missouri and later moved their growing family to Minneapolis in 1960 to pursue a career with NWNL in their legal department, specializing in government relations. Jack continued his career as a lobbyist for the insurance industry with Lutheran Brotherhood and later with the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce. In all aspects of his professional life, Jack subscribed to a simple standard: “Be prepared!”

Jack volunteered his time in a number of different ways for the betterment of his community and environment. Besides being a regular scripture reader and CCD teacher at Annunciation Church in Minneapolis and later as a greeter at Pax Christi Catholic Community in Eden Prairie, Jack also served on several boards, committees, and neighborhood groups. He was on the board of the Friends of the Minneapolis Public Library, (now known as Friends of the Hennepin County Library), for 17 years where he advocated for the new construction of the downtown library. Jack was on the board of the Cullen Lakes Association for many years, where he spearheaded efforts to preserve the shoreline and its habitat. He also organized his Colfax neighborhood to help control Dutch Elm disease. Jack also was a leading volunteer for the United Way campaign at NWNL.

Jack enjoyed the outdoors and raised his children to experience the joys and misadventures of camping, fishing and hunting. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends at the “Joint on the Point” cabin in Nisswa, Minnesota. Jack passed on his love for playing cards, reading stories and building campfires at the cabin with all of his children and grandchildren. Known as the “Everlasting Captain” by his close group of fishing companions, Jack was always ready to organize the annual fishing trip to Lake Kabetogama.

Jack was a gentleman in the truest sense of the word.  He was kind, compassionate and took a genuine interest in people from all walks of life. He was a careful and considerate man who always had a smile and a handshake at the ready for those that might need it most.

“That Smile” is what stood out for those who knew Jack during his last three years at Mount Olivet Careview Memory Care Unit.  Although Alzheimer’s robbed Jack of his broad vocabulary, he was still able to communicate and light up a room with his smile and face the darkest part of his disease with grace and unwavering courage.  The staff at Mount Olivet cared deeply for Jack when he was most vulnerable and he was blessed to have them in his life.   Through their loving care, Jack was ready and prepared to be reunited with Miriam and the rest of his departed family.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, December 29 at 11:00 am at Pax Christi Catholic Church.Visitation beginning at 10:00 at the church. Private interment at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Eden Prairie, MN. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Careview Home, 5517 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55419; Pax Christi Catholic Church, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN 55347 or Friends of Hennepin County Library: John F. Murphy Endowment Fund, 300 Nicollet Mall 55401.
 

 

 

 


Margaret Warfield

Tuesday, December 27

Visitation: 10:00am
Funeral Mass: 11:00am

 


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Warfield, Mary Margaret age 81 of Eden Prairie, MN passed away on December 8, 2016. Preceded in death by parents, George and Ursula Schmidt; stepmother, Caroline Schmidt; and brother-in-law, Jim Connell. Survived by Grant, her loving husband of 59 years; children, Tim (Connie) Warfield, Sarah (Richard) Hoban, Lisa Warfield Monk, and Anne (Paul) Cummings Warfield; grandchildren, Bryan (Keely), Mark, Hunter, Dan, Rory, CeAnna, Michaela, and Selena; great-granddaughter, Brooklyn Margaret; siblings, Joann Connell and Robert (Mary) Schmidt; cousins, Connie Williams and Domingo (Aislinn) Williams; nieces, nephews, and many extended relatives and friends. Mass of Christian burial Tuesday December 27, 2016 at 11 AM at Pax Christi Catholic Church 12100 Pioneer Trail Eden Prairie, MN. Visitation one hour prior to mass at church. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to Methodist Hospice Program c/o Park Nicollet Foundation, 6500 Excelsior Blvd., St. Louis Park, MN 55426.
 

 

 

 


Jody-Kay Patterson

Tuesday, December 20

Visitation: 10:00am
Funeral Mass: 11:00am

 


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Jody-Kay (Coyle) Patterson, age 48, of Rogers, passed away peacefully at home on the morning of December 12 after a 2-year battle with cancer. Traveling to Crosslake, Carmel or anywhere with family made her smile. However, her unbelievable smile was never brighter than when she was helping others, especially children. This passion for kids made her an extraordinary mom, a favorite aunt and the adopted guardian for all her kids’ friends. This passion also devoted her to charities such as ChildFund International and Operation Christmas Child. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Frank & Kathleen Mann and Herb & Violet Coyle. She is survived by her true love and loving husband, Steve; together they cherished time with family including their children, Michael (Cassie), Andrew, and Kaitlyn; step-children, Chris (Stephanie) and Nick (Jess); grandchildren, Caden and Roman; parents, Jim & Judy Coyle; siblings, Jim Coyle (Kelli), Julie (Todd) Martin, Joe (Stacy) Coyle, and John (Misty) Coyle; many nieces & nephews, other relatives and friends. Her life and passion will be celebrated with a Mass of Christian Burial 11 AM Tuesday, December 20, at Pax Christi Catholic Church, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. Visitation 4-7 PM Monday, December 19, at Evans-Nordby Funeral Home, 34 2nd St. NE, Osseo, and 1 hour prior to mass at the church. Memorials preferred to the American Cancer Society or ChildFund International. - See more at: http://evansnorby.calls.net/obituaries/jody-kay-patterson#sthash.X0YBP9HT.dpuf
 

 

 

 


Verna J. Focht

Friday, December 16

Visitation: 9:30am
Funeral Mass: 10:30am

 


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Focht, Verna J. age 94, of Hopkins. Preceded in death by her husband, Jack; son, Michael and sister, Doris. Survived by sons, John (Monica), Dan, Karl (Sue) and special daughter-in-law, Stephanie; grandchildren, Jason, Joshua, Megan, Samantha, Brian, Caroline, Taylor, Carter and 9 great-grandchildren. JoAnn was born and raised on a farm in Lancaster, MN. She met and married Jack Focht during WWII. They traveled the world raising their family in Guam, Seattle, Hawaii and California, finally settling in Minneapolis. She worked at Northwest Airlines and maintained close relationships with co-workers throughout her life. JoAnn lived her Catholic faith joyfully, enjoying visits from Joan, the Pax Christi Companion Minister, when she could no longer attend Mass. Her last years were spent at Grace Home, where she and her cats were lovingly cared for by Grace and the entire staff. Mass of Christian Burial Friday, Dec. 16, 10:30 AM, Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. Visitation one hour prior to Mass. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. GILLBROTHERS.com Minneapolis 612-861-6088
 

 

 

 


Conrad George Botz

Thursday, December 15

Visitation: 10:00am
Memorial Service: 11:00am

 


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Botz, Conrad George Age 94 of Chaska, MN died peacefully 12/3/16 in Shakopee, MN. Born in Sauk Centre, MN. Preceded in death by parents; 5 brothers; 3 sisters; step daughter Lori; grandsons Nick and Travis. Survived by wife of 47 years Jeanne; 6 children; 5 step-children; 16 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Connie was a long time member of the Eagles, Lions, MCF, Pheasants Forever, Sportsman Club and Wild Turkey Federation. He was also a huge supporter of the Jordan Brewers Baseball Team. Memorial service Pax Christy Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN at 11:00 AM with visitation starting at 10:00 AM on Thursday, 12/15/16.
 

 

 

 


Guy Schoenecker

Visitation: Monday, November 28, 4:00–7:00pm; Tuesday, November 29, 12:00pm at Pax Christi
Funeral Mass: 1:00pm at Pax Christi

 


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Schoenecker, Guy age 89, passed away peacefully at home. He had many ailments in recent years but never complained. He would only say how grateful he was for the excellent care he received from the many fine people at Park Nicollet Clinic and Methodist Hospital. He is survived by his beloved wife Barb and seven children: Lisa and Rich Anderson, Larry Schoenecker, Paul and Jen Schoenecker, Bob Schoenecker, Sue Schoenecker, Dave and Kim Schoenecker, and Shelley Schoenecker and by 9 grandchildren: Tara Anderson, Marissa Anderson, Danny Schoenecker, Derek Schoenecker, Sam Schoenecker, Katie and David Weeres, Matt McMullen, Morgan Schoenecker, and Murphy Schoenecker. He is survived by his loving sister Donna Krengel and her children and their spouses and families. He is also survived by his dear friends Roger and Elvina Nelson. He was the patriarch of a large and inclusive family. He was preceded in death by his loving parents Lawrence and Fern Schoenecker from Eden Valley, MN. Guy was a husband, father, grandfather, step grandfather, entrepreneur, business owner, CEO, friend, advocate, philanthropist, horseman, hunter, fisherman, gardener, beekeeper and world traveler, to name a few. He was also a devout Catholic and was well known by the local Catholic community for his commitment to his faith and his generosity to Catholic organizations. He was a 1949 graduate of the University of St. Thomas and served on the University's Board of Trustees from 1978 to 2008. He started a business while in school at the University of St. Thomas in the late 1940's selling engagement rings to fellow students. That business led to a jewelry distribution business and furniture stores. The jewelry business became Business Builders, Inc. and later Business Incentives Inc. It is now known as BI WORLDWIDE and has 1500 employees in offices in the US, Canada, the U.K, India, China, Singapore, Australia, Venezuela, Columbia, and Brazil. He was in the office and at his desk the day before he passed. His business earned the Minnesota Quality Award in 1994 and the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 1999. He was inducted into the Minnesota Business Hall of Fame in 2008. Guy Schoenecker lived a large, passionate, and engaged life. Through his business and generosity he touched many thousands of people in positive ways. He cared deeply about our country, his family, the Catholic Church, his company and its employees. He saw positive things everywhere he looked. His glass was always more than half full. He made everyone around him want to be better at everything they do. Visitation Monday, November 28th @ Pax Christi Catholic Church, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN, 4:00 to 7:00 PM. Mass of Christian Burial, Tuesday, November 29th, 1:00 PM @ Pax Christi Catholic Church, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN. Visitation 1 hour prior to the service at church on Tuesday. Burial Eden Prairie Cemetery. Washburn-McReavy.com Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400 7625 Mitchell Rd. (1 blk. N. of Hwy 5)
 

 

 

 


 

Betsy Root

Saturday, November 19

Funeral Mass: 1:00pm


 

 

 


 

Marla Rose Einarson

Thursday, November 17

Visitation: 10:00am
Funeral Mass: 11:00am

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Einarson, Marla Rose Age 58, of Eden Prairie, passed away November 2, 2016. Preceded in death by her father, James Einarson, sister, Vickie Einarson and step-father, Kenneth Alexander. Marla was born in Int'l Falls and attended Falls High and RRCC. She completed her degree in Communications at UMD. Marla worked for WCCO-TV news for nearly 30 years and was chief video editor at the time of her death. She is survived by her mother, Beverly Alexander; sisters, Mindy and Michele Einarson; many other relatives and friends. Memorial service at 11 AM Thursday, Nov. 17, Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, with visitation at 10AM. Memorials may be given to Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Dr., Chaska, MN 55318, to create a special memorial in her name.

 

 

 

 


 

Joe Sutila

Monday, October 31

Visitation: 9:30am
Funeral Mass: 10:30am

Joseph M. Sutila, born December 5, 1938 in New Haven, CT to parents Joseph and Mary Sutila. Graduate of Hamden High School 1956, where he played Football, Baseball and Basketball. Graduate of the University of Connecticut in 1961 with a BA in Geology and Geography. Joe was a member of the Varsity Squash Team. He was a member of the Air Force ROTC and commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant upon graduation.

After graduation he attended Air Force Pilot Training at Reese AFB in Lubbock, TX. Upon completion he was selected to fly the F-102A and completed training at Perrin AFB in Sherman, TX. He then was assigned to Truax Field in Madison, WI from 1963-65. His next assignment was at Clark AFB in the Philippine Islands with the 405th Fighter Wing deploying regularly to North Vietnam and Thailand during the Vietnam War. He completed his Air Force Service in 1967. During his Air Force career, he earned the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Force Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and Vietnam Campaign Medal.

Joe was hired by Northwest Airlines in the fall of 1967 in Minneapolis, MN. Joe flew for 32 years on the B-707, B-727, and DC-10.  He retired a DC-10 Captain at the age of 60. At Northwest he served as an Instructor on the DC-10 in his final years at Northwest.

Joe quietly departed this life on Monday October 24, 2016 at home surrounded by family. Married to Pat Sutila, preceded in death by parents Joseph and Mary Sutila. Survived by sister Emily Coppola, two children Donna Nord and Husband Mike Nord and Craig Sutila and wife Sharon Sutila. His four grandchildren, Tyler, Mitch, Alex and Tesla and two great-grandchildren Jace and Harlyn Nord.











 

Kathleen A. Clausen

Thursday, October 2

Visitation: 10:00am
Funeral Mass: 11:00am

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Kathleen A. Clausen, Age 70, of Eden Prairie passed away October 13, 2016. Preceded in death by parents and sisters, Anne Marie and Margaret; brothers, Robert and Richard. Survived by husband, David; daughter Michelle Boe; grandson Erick Boe; sister Mary Faerber; brother Patrick Buttell; sisters-in-law Marge (Robert) Buttell and Marlys (Richard) Buttell. Memorial Mass Thursday 11:00 AM at Pax Christi Catholic Community 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. Visitation one hour prior to service. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred.

She was such a beautiful person inside and out. She was the best wife, mom, grandma, and friend that anyone could ask for. She lived for her family. She didn’t have a mean bone in her body and would give you the shirt off her back if it would help. She loved candles, music and her flowers. The State Fair was an outing she did usually more than once a year. She followed the Twins and the Vikings closely…we knew never to call her during a Vikings game! She would talk about her cats, Callie and Punky like they were her kids…they are already missing her. She was the kindest person you could ever meet. We lost an angel…but heaven gained one.










 

Charles P. Hendricks

Monday, October 3

Visitation: 10:00am
Funeral Mass: 11:00am

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Hendricks, Charles P. (Charlie) Richfield and E.P, Age 103. Survived by wife of 54 years, Patricia "Pat" son, Michael C. Hendricks (Mary Jo), daughters, Judith Wanzek, Mary Beth Buckman (Jim); stepson, Michael Hammill; step-daughters, Peggy Zimmer (Bill Pomije), Jane Golembeck (Wayne); daughter-in-law, Lucille "Teal" Hendricks; 18 grandchildren and 15 great-grand-children, nieces, nephews and friends. Preceded in death by 1st wife, Mary L.; son, Thomas C. Hendricks; brothers, Frank and Albert Hendricks, and sisters, Bernice Orr, Blanche DePauw, Alice Kirby. Service Monday, October 3, Visitation 10:00 am, Mass 11:00 am, Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN 55347 Memorials to Knights of Columbus Charities (Marian Council 3827, Bloomington) or Catholic Charities.

 

 

 

 


 

Fr. Tim Power

Visitation:   Tuesday, September 27, 2:00–7:00pm; Vigil Prayer at 6:30pm
Funeral Mass:   Wednesday, September 28, 4:00pm

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Tim was born on October 13, 1939, in Faribault, MN, and graduated from this life on September 21, 2016, in Eden Prairie, MN. Preceded in death by parents Tim and Theresa, and siblings Francie, Mary, Bob, and Joe. Survived by a large number of loving friends, cherished nieces Kathleen and Sandy and their families, and special friend, Karen. Tim was ordained a Catholic priest in May of 1966 and spent most of his ministry serving parishes in the Twin Cities area. He felt especially lucky to be able to pastor in the era of the Second Vatican Council. He recognized that the focus on laity, justice, and collegiality opened new doors for parishes. He especially felt this was true during his 23 years serving Pax Christi Catholic Community. Another joy of his years in Eden Prairie was serving as chaplain for Eden Prairie Police and Fire Departments.

As Tim had time to reflect in his life, the words of Brian Doyle seemed to mirror his own sentiments: “I have had a glorious blessed hilarious graced life, and no man was ever as slathered with love and laughter as me, and when my time to dissolve comes, I hope to acquiesce with some modicum of grace, and remember that I was granted a long and colorful run; indeed I hope to spend eons happily reviewing the tape, minute by minute, paying even more attention to the infinitesimal details than I did the first time, and replaying the highlights again and again, driving my new roommates nuts.”

All are welcome to remember and celebrate Tim’s life. Visitation will be 2:00-7:00pm on Tuesday, September 27, at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN; vigil prayer at 6:30pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 4:00pm on Wednesday, September 28, at Pax Christi Catholic Community. Burial at Pleasant Hill Cemetery immediately following Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Bridging or Pax Christi Pastoral Care Fund.









 

Christina Pauline Stolz

Monday, September 19

Visitation: 10:00am
Funeral Mass: 11:00am

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Stolz, Christina Pauline 23, of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2016. She was born in Worcester, Massachusetts on February 10th, 1993. Christina graduated from Eden Prairie High School and was enrolled at the University of Minnesota. She was a member of the Eden Prairie High School marching band and the University of Minnesota marching band. Christina was a dedicated Red Sox and Patriots fan and loved hiking, knitting, hockey and doting on her beloved dog Wilson. She was an avid traveler and saw many parts of the world with her family. Christina was a generous and loving person who spent much of her life working to make others' lives better including volunteering for the Make a Wish Foundation and the Companion Dog Program. She loved spending time with friends and family. Christina is survived by her parents, Mike and Fran, and her sisters, Kate and Emily, and many other loving friends and family. She was preceded in death by her Grandparents Christine and Francis Mooney, Pauline and William Stolz, Grammie Marie, her Aunt Marilyn, Uncle Joe, and Uncle Kumar. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Pax Christi Catholic Community located at 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie at 11:00 AM on Monday, September 19th. Visitation one hour prior at church. Visitation also Sunday, September 18th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Washburn McReavy Funeral Home 7625 Mitchell Road, Eden Prairie. In lieu of flowers, please help us celebrate Christina's giving spirit with donations to The Will To Live Foundation. Donate online at will-to-live.org/product/… or mail a check payable to Will To Live at 5805 State Bridge Road #G212, Johns Creek, GA 30097 noting that it's in honor of Christina. "We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not breaths; In feelings, not in figures on a dial." Washburn-McReavy.com Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400 7625 Mitchell Rd. (1 blk. N. of Hwy 5)

 

 

 

 


 

Mary L. Gonyer

Thursday, September 8

Visitation: 9:00am
Funeral Mass: 10:00am

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Gonyer, Mary L. age 67 of Minnetonka. Mary fought bladder cancer with grace and dignity for 3 years, passing away on August 29th. She touched many lives in her 30+ year career in the guidance office at Minnetonka Middle School East. She always put others first and everyone she met became a lifelong friend. She was preceded in death by her parents, Gregory and Marie Schmitz; brothers, Thomas and James. Survived by her husband, Jerry; son, Neil Gonyer (Jodi); daughter, Rachel Gonyer; grandson, Caleb Hoffarth; brother, John Schmitz; sister, Barb Hughes; nieces, nephews, relatives and lifelong friends. Memorial Mass 10 AM Thursday at Pax Christi Community Church, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. Visitation 5-8 PM Wednesday at Gearty-Delmore Park Chapel, 3960 Wooddale Ave., St. Louis Park and 1 hour prior to Mass at church. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Frauenshuh Cancer Center at Methodist Hospital or to Pax Christi Church. Gearty-Delmore 952-926-1615

 

 

 

 


 

Teresa (Mrozka) Shelton

Wednesday, September 7

Visitation: 10:00am
Funeral Mass: 11:00am

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Shelton, Teresa nee Mrozka Age 56, of Eden Prairie. Passed away peacefully on August 29, 2016 surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by her father, Ron Mrozka; brothers; and grandparents. She is survived by her husband, Jeff Shelton; son, Dan Kirchoff; mother, Gerrie Mrozka; sister, Tamara Simon and her son Joseph; brother, Tom (Kelly) Mrozka. Funeral Mass September 7, 2016 at 11 am with visitation one hour prior at Pax Christi Catholic Church of Eden Prairie, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN. Interment Ft Snelling National Cemetery.

 

 

 

 


 

Sara Joy Funari

Tuesday, September 6

Visitation: 10:00am
Memorial Service: 11:00am

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Funari, Sara Joy of Scottsdale, Arizona. Born 12/27/1980. Passed Away 8/26/16.Beloved daughter, sister, and Aunt. Sara is survived by her father, John Funari; mother, Julia Funari; brother, Nick Funari (Chrisie); nephew, Eli Holder; niece, Eve Funari; uncle and special aunt & godmother, Ron and Joanne Moquist; aunts, Kaye Fredensborg (Sandi), Theresea Huisman (Leo); cousins, Ian Moquist (Jenn, Willow, Enzo and Mazlow), and her beloved dog, Sushi. A celebration of life will be held at Pax Christi Catholic Church, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN 55347 on Tues., Sept. 6 at 11:00 AM. Washburn-McReavy.com Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400

 

 

 

 


 

John Bernard Kerber

Thursday, September 1

Visitation: 10:00am
Funeral Mass: 11:00am

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Kerber, John Bernard age 67 died on August 27 after a 6 year illness with Lewy Body Dementia. John was born in Chanhassen, MN. His favorite childhood pastime was working on his uncle's farm across the road. John was the son of a carpenter, and he just could not stand to live in a house without knocking out a wall or finishing the basement. There are many Habitat for Humanity homes in the Twin Cities that have his stamp on them. John graduated from St. Thomas University and St. Paul Seminary. He was ordained a priest in 1975. He left the priesthood after 5 years, and went to work for Control Data where he pursued his passion for the dawning digital age. Later he obtained a doctorate in psychology from Argosy University, and practiced clinical psychology for many years in Hutchinson and Chaska. John's other passions included skiing, music, and family. John taught skiing for 12 years through Blizzard Ski and Snowboard School. He was always ready to play his 12-string guitar at a campfire, a party, or a worship service, and especially for a group of children anywhere. Even in his illness, he continued to be a lead soloist in the Open Circle day care dementia choir until a month before his passing. John is survived by his wife Ellen Kerber, his sons Timothy Kerber (Justin), David Kerber (Mackenzie) and Joseph Kerber (Megan), as well as his beloved grandson Louis Kerber. Visitation will be at Huber Funeral Home, 16394 Glory Lane, Eden Prairie on Wednesday, August 31 from 4-8 pm. Celebration of Life Mass will be held at Pax Christi Catholic Community in Eden Prairie on Thursday, September 1 with visitation at 10 am and service at 11 am. Lunch will follow at the church. Interment will be at a later date. Memorials to Habitat for Humanity are preferred.

 

 

 

 


 

Marilyn Larson

Monday, August 29

Visitation: 10:00am
Funeral Mass: 11:00am

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Larson, Marilyn passed peacefully and went to her Lord in heaven on August 20, 2016, at the age of 84. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Marilyn's faith guided her life, as did her love for family and friends, including her PEO sisters. She was a kind, thoughtful, and selfless person, a trusted and loyal friend. And though frugal with herself, she was generous in so many ways to others. Marilyn volunteered for many including the Children's Hospital, the Courage Center, the Edina Grief Coalition as a grief counselor, and she also served meals to the disadvantaged. She was an active member at Pax Christi for over 40 years, serving as a Eucharistic minister and helping prepare and serve meals during funerals. She was an avid card player, tennis player and golfer. She also loved to travel and enjoyed the arts. Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, Jerry and Goldie Mulcahy; her daughter, Carrie; and her husband, John. She is survived by her son, Greg Larson (Patsy); daughter, Sue Walinske; grandchildren, Jessica Larson, Lauren Walinske and Garrett Walinske; her brother, Rich Mulcahy; and the special man in her life, Jim Siverhus. The family would like to thank N.C. Little Hospice for their loving care of Marilyn and the family. Visitation will be held at Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel, West 50th St and Vernon Ave. at Hwy 100, Edina, on Sunday, Aug. 28 from 2-4 PM. A celebration of her life will be held at Pax Christi, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie at 11:00 AM Monday, Aug. 29, with visitation beginning one hour earlier at 10:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Suicide Awareness/Voices of Education - save.org Washburn-McReavy.com Edina Chapel 952-920-3996

 

 

 

 


Robert (Bob) Barry

Monday, August 22

Visitation: 10:00am
Funeral Mass: 11:00am


 

 

 

 


 

Gayle Marie (Wagner, Buse) O'Brian

Thursday, July 7

Visitation: 9:30am
Funeral Mass: 10:30am

 


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O'Brian, Gayle Marie (Wagner, Buse) Age 72, of New Hope, MN, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on June 29, 2016. Gayle was born in Slayton, MN, on September 5, 1943, to Benjamin and Marie Wagner of Iona, MN. Gayle's joyful childhood was spent in Iona, MN with her two parents and four brothers, Bruce, John, Tom, and Chuck. She graduated from St. Columba High School in Iona Minnesota and attended Mankato State University and Southwest State University graduating with a BA Suma Cum Laude. She worked as CCD coordinator at St. Anns Catholic Church. She taught Health, Physical Education, and English at Gibbon Public School. She excelled in her career as Activities Coordinator at Knollwood Place senior living apartments. Gayle was a devout Catholic and her faith helped guide her throughout her life. Gayle thrived at life, dedicating herself to her family, faith, friends and health. She raised six children, instilling in them the same love, integrity, and wisdom she brought to the world. She was an energetic woman, active in many sports, such as softball, volleyball, tennis, biking, hiking, golf and bowling. Gayle had a great passion for horses! Even as a little girl she was barrel racing and roping calves in rodeos. What brought her the greatest joy was anything that involved spending time with her family, especially her grandkids. There is no light brighter than the look on her face when she was near any of her six kids or twelve grandchildren. She was a loving mother, grandmother, wife and person of faith. Additionally, she was an exceptional teacher, athlete, and so much more. Gayle was preceded in death by husband James G. O'Brian, parents Benjamin and Marie Wagner, brother's John Wagner and Tom Wagner. Gayle is survived by children, Michael (Kim) Buse, Patrick (Cathy) Buse, James C. (Patti) Buse, Lisa (Rick) Grathen, Timothy Buse (Sara Kubal), Daniel T. Buse (Nicolas Burrows), and step-son, Sean O'Brian; grandchildren, Nicole Buse, Cody Buse, Andrew Buse, Rebecca Buse, Elizabeth Buse, Kalee Buse, Kelsey Buse, Sawyer Grathen, Brekken Grathen, Nicole Faouen, Sebastian Buse, Daniel B. Buse, and step granddaughter Lindsey O'Brian; brothers, Bruce (Linda) Wagner and Chuck (Sandy) Wagner; sisters-in-law, Margaret Wagner and Judy Wagner; and many other relatives and friends. Visitation and Life Celebration will be held Wednesday, July 6, 2016, at Washburn-McReavy Eden Prairie Chapel, 7625 Mitchell Road, Eden Prairie, MN 55344, 4:30 8:30 pm. At 7:30 pm, please join us in honoring Gayle with stories and memories. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, July 7, 2016, at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN 55347, 9:30 am visitation, 10:30 am funeral services followed by a luncheon. Interment to follow at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials preferred to the Alzheimer's Association in memory of Gayle O'Brian. act.alz.org/goto/… ALZ.ORG 1-800-272-3900 Washburn-McReavy.com Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400
 

 

 

 


 

Evelyn Bieringer

Friday, July 8

Visitation: 10:00am
Funeral Mass: 11:00am

 

 

 


 

Thomas R. Larkin, DDS

Monday, June 27

Visitation: 10:00am
Funeral Mass: 11:00am

 


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Larkin, Thomas R., DDS 1928 - 2016. Age 87 of Eden Prairie, MN. Born 7/31/1928, passed away June 4, 2016. Preceded in death by parents Leo and Mary (Harrington) Larkin, brother Jim Larkin and wife Barb, brother-in-law Andy Becwar. Survived by sisters Shelagh Larkin, Mary Lee (Larkin) Becwar, and loving companion of many years Gwen Kline. Also survived by children Anna Marie (Dave) Bailey, Leo (Cathi) Larkin, Patricia (Earl) Green, Jane (Harald) Kihm, Katie (Van) Johnson, Mary Larkin, grandchildren Michele (Scott) Hessian, Danielle Bailey, Jake and Conor Larkin, Hendrix and Coletrane Johnson, Kyle, Dylan and Scott Kihm, great grandson David Hessian. Tom enjoyed tennis, golf, skiing, travel and Ullr Ski club. He loved life, family, friends and his patients. He practiced dentistry over 45 years following 2 years service in the USAF Dental Corps. Graduate of Campion College HS in Regina, Saskatchewan. He then spent 2 years at Creighton U and 2 years at St. Thomas College, graduating with a B.S. in 1949. Following 1 year at the U of MN he entered the U of MN Dental School where he graduated in 1954. During his years of practice he served as the President of several organizations including: MN Children Dental Society, Mpls Torch Club, Mpls SW Suburban Sierra Club, Mpls, District Dental Society (Guest of Honor recipient), Thomas was a lifetime member of: ADA, MDS and MDDS. Memorial Service 11:00 AM Monday, June 27, 2016. Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN 55347. Visitation 10AM. Interment Maple Grove Cemetery, Cloquet, MN. Memorials preferred to the Larkin/Harrington Scholarship Fund at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN.
 

 

 

 


 

Joseph Schwalen, Sr.

Wednesday, June 22

Visitation: 10:30am
Memorial Service: 11:00am

 


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Schwalen, Joseph Sr. Age 71 of Eden Prairie passed away May 24, 2016.
 

 

 

 


 

Gerald (Jerry) P. Burns

Monday, June 20, 2016

Visitation: 9:30am
Funeral Mass: 10:30am

 


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Burns, Gerald P. age 80 of Bloomington, passed away June 11, 2016. Survived by wife of 58 years, Jeannette; children, Teri (Steve) Montbriand, Colleen (Jim) Durda; Pat (Tim) Bot, Maureen (Ben) McKean, Michelle Burns, Michael (Natalie) Burns and Brian (Kristen) Burns; 16 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchilden. Family was everything to Jerry. Celebration of Life Monday, June 20, 10:30 AM at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. Visitation 1 hour prior at church. Memorials preferred to the Mayo Clinic Children's Cancer. Washburn-McReavy.com Werness Brothers 952-884-8145
 

 

 

 


 

Ronald Boe

Satruday, June 18, 2016

Visitation: 9:00am
Funeral Mass: 10:00am

 


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Boe, Ronald (Bloomington MN). Passed away Sunday evening... What a terrific long life, a loving Husband, (65/years) father, grandfather and friend to many. Born in 1927 to Sue (Mimi) & Roy Boe. Ron grew up in Minneapolis along with his brother Barron & his beloved sister & best friend Patricia (Sis) Thomas. Ron graduated from Washburn High School (1945) and attended U of M. An avid golfer, he continued to play to the age of 87 and even beat his sons just last summer!! We could all hope to live such a healthy, active life!!! Ron enjoyed a long & successful career in print ad sales with Process Displays. Most people thought he actually worked for Dairy Queen, but he did not. He was, however, responsible for printing all those delicious pictures of Ice Cream in the stores. He made many life long friends at DQ. An Army veteran, he and the troops Occupied Japan after WWII. Known by family as Dad, Papa, Ronnie and Uncle Dewey, he spent most of his free time at the family's Tree farm in New Richmond, WI, inviting all friends and relatives to spend weekends of quality time together. In retirement he & Mary traveled with friends throughout six continents, made it on the cover of Sports Illustrated when they attended the Masters. He especially enjoyed the times spent at Lake Julia, WI with dear friends. An incredible father of five boys (Bradley, Ronnie, Peter, Mark & David), Ron loved the time he spent with his kids. He literally came home from work every night to coach all five in Baseball, Football & hockey, simply known by all his sons friends as "Coach Boe". As the life of any party, he was a natural to make people laugh. He had an incredible sense of humor & nicknamed most everyone... The nicknames were something that stuck with people for life and were endearing to all. Ron is survived by his wife Mary, their five sons & spouses & nine grandchildren. Dad, "It really was a Wonderful Life"!!!! Memorial mass and reception to follow Saturday, June 18th, 9 a.m. at PAX CHRISTI Church, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN. Suggested memorial to St. Jude's Children's Hospital. Memphis, Tennessee. Private interment.
 

 

 

 


 

Don Olmsted

Visitation: Monday, June 13, 4:00–7:00pm

Funeral Mass: Tuesday, June 14, 11:00am

 

 

 

 


Jean Elizabeth Lyons

Saturday, May 28

Visitation: 2:00pm
Funeral Mass: 3:00pm

 


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Lyons, Jean Elizabeth age 98, formerly of Eden Prairie. Preceded in death by grandsons, Mike and Kirk Benson; sister, Janice Briggs. Survived by daughters, Sally (Bernie) Benson, Janice (Paul) Bartone, Lorie (Dale) Korpi; grandchildren 7, great-grands 17, great-great-grands 2, and 4 nephews. Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, 3:00 pm, with visitation 1 hour prior at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. Washburn-McReavy.com Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400
 

 

 

 


 

Arthur Anselmo

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Funeral Mass: 3:00pm

 


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Anselmo, Arthur O. Passed away peacefully April 26th in Duluth, MN. After spending a weekend of story telling and special moments with his family and close friends. He was 89. Arthur was born May 8th, 1926 in Hibbing, Minn. He was the son of Italian immigrants Pietro and Erminia Anselmo. After graduating from Hibbing High School in 1944, Arthur served a brief stint in the U.S. Army Air Corps before attending college at St. Thomas University in St. Paul, Minn. He followed his undergraduate study with a law degree from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI, and returned to Hibbing, where he became the village attorney. He was elected as a special municipal judge in1952 at the age of 26. At age 34, Arthur became a Judge in Minnesota's Sixth Judicial District, and at the time was the youngest person to ever have served in this position. After six years on the district bench, the onset of bipolar disorder forced him to resign. Arthur spent the next several years trying to wrest his life back from his illness as he learned to manage the drastic swings between mania and depression. He eventually went on to serve 20 years as the Assistant Minnesota Attorney General in Duluth, where he helped navigate the complex and emotionally charged legal proceedings involved with bringing I-35 through the city. During this period, Arthur also chaired Governor Rudy Perpich's State Commission on Bocce Ball and brought the U.S. Bocce Federation's national tournament to Duluth in 1986. In his retirement, Arthur became a mental health advocate, serving on the boards of several mental health organizations and sharing his experience with bipolar disorder. He even made a brief appearance on the Oprah Winfrey show to share his experiences of despair and recovery. Arthur was the proud father of two sons, Dario (Jeanne) and Greg; grandchildren, Andrew, Aidan, Alessandra, He is also survived by Lynda Anselmo and countless friends. Arthur loved fast cars, Frank Sinatra and Italian food. He will be remembered for his energy, charm and wit. He leaves behind a great legacy. SERVICE: A Catholic Memorial Mass, 3 pm, Tuesday, May 10th at Pax Christi, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to: Mental Health Minnesota, 2233 University Ave. W., Ste. 424, Saint Paul, MN 55114, mentalhealthmn.kindful.com, In Memory: Arthur O. Anselmo. Arrangements by Dougherty Funeral Home, Duluth. (218) 727-3555
 

 

 

 


 

Lonne Murphy

Visitation: Friday, May 6, 5:00–7:00pm

Funeral Mass: Saturday, May 7, 10:00am

 


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Murphy, LaLonne Lou Born March 13, 1948 to Betty and Allen Patrick Murphy in Willmar, MN. She is preceded in death by her father, Allen Patrick, husband, Robert Burkhardt, cousin, Peter Schmitz, her step-son, Jeff Burkhardt, step-son-in-law, Terry Ellis, and her grandparents, aunts and uncles, forming a Great Cloud of Witnesses. Survived by her dear friend, Shari Steffen of Eden Prairie, MN; mother, Betty Murphy, formerly of Willmar now of Bloomington, MN, siblings Mark Murphy of Houston, TX, Debby (Warren) Templin of Palmer, Alaska, Michele (Bill) Dougherty, Minneapolis, MN; her nieces and nephews: Brianna (Steve) Holland, Ruahkaka, New Zealand; Jacob (Claire) Templin, Michigan; Caitlin Templin, Palmer, AK; Andy Wong (friend LaDonna), Minneapolis, MN, Cory (Pam) Wong. Her grand nephew and nieces, Steve, Sophie, Claire, Ellie and Nora. On June 2, 1990, Lonne Married Bob Burkhardt of Minneapolis and they enjoyed over 13 years of marriage. She is survived by her Burkhardt family: Sandy Ellis, Bloomington, MN; Tim (Kathy) Burkhardt, Hinckley, MN; Kris Burkhardt, Bloomington, MN; and Lizbeth Burkhardt, Colorado. Her step-grandchildren: Taryn (Nate) Merda, Richfield, MN, Ryan (Jacquie) Ellis, Minneapolis, MN; Andy (Heidi) Burkhardt, Michigan: Peter Burkhardt, Hinckley, MN; Christopher (Tosha) Torgerson, Prior Lake, MN; Rob (Kelly) Torgerson, Bloomington, MN; Esabella Burkhardt, Colorado; and her step-great grandchildren, Emelyn, Mason, Aleck, Hayley, Laney, and Miss Scarlett. Her intellectual pursuits included a BA in Music Education K-12 in 1972 at St. Catherine University; MA in Theology with Emphasis on Spirituality, 1996, St. Catherine University; Spiritual Director Certification, The Cenacle of Wayzata, 1977; Mastery Level Bioenergy Healer, Rukha Academy, Eden Prairie, 2012. For 41 years she worked in parishes throughout the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul/Minneapolis. She spent her years at St. Peter's in Richfield, Incarnation Church in South Minneapolis, St. Bart's in Wayzata, St. Edward's in Bloomington, and Pax Christi Catholic Community in Eden Prairie. Most of her ministry was as Director of Worship and Music. She loved her life and the people she met along the way. Wake: Friday, May 6, 5-7 p.m.; Gathering: Saturday, May 7, 9-10 a.m.; Funeral: Saturday, May 7, 10 a.m., lunch to follow service at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN 55347. Memorials preferred to Lonne Murphy Scholarship Fund, Rukha Academy, or Pax Christi Handbell Choir.
 

 

 

 


 

James Hokanson

Friday, May 6, 2016

Visitation: 10:00am
Funeral Mass: 11:00am

 


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Hokanson, James W. Age 69 of Eden Prairie died unexpectedly on April 30, 2016. Preceded in death by parents, Wesley and Marcella Hokanson and son, Christopher Hokanson. Survived by loving wife Barbara; son Michael; stepson Paul Oles; stepdaughter, Judy (Jerry) Ziemiecki; sisters Diane Baltz and Cindy Brussell; grandchildren Colby Hokanson, Jessica and Justin Ziemiecki; Aunt, Mary Patterson; nieces and nephews John, Patrick, Timothy Baltz, Molly and Ryan Brussell; other relatives and friends. Mass of Christian Burial Fri., May 6, 2016 at 11 AM at Pax Christi Catholic Church, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie (952-941-3150). Visitation 1 hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Interment Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Eden Prairie. Memorials preferred to the American Heart Association or donor's choice. Huber Funeral & Cremation Services Eden Prairie Chapel 952-949-4970 huberfunerals.com
 

 

 

 


Megan Phillippi

Friday, April 29

Visitation: 10:00am
Funeral Mass: 11:00am

 


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Phillippi, Megan L. Age 42 of Edina. Survived by loving parents, sister, brother, nieces, 1 nephew, many friends and extended family. Mass of Christian Burial 11 AM Friday, April 29th at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. Visitation one hour prior to Mass. Private interment at Resurrection Cemetery, Shorewood. Memorials preferred to Pax Christi Youth. Gearty-Delmore 952-926-1615
 

 

 

 


Douglas Daniel MacDonald

Tuesday, April 12

Visitation: 9:00am
Funeral Mass: 10:00am

 


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MacDonald, Douglas Daniel age 76 died Thursday, April 7, 2016 after a long struggle with CHF and cancer. Preceded in death by parents, Glenn and Olive (DeWolf) MacDonald; and brother, Robert MacDonald. Survived by wife, Carol; son, Douglas Jr. (Traci) MacDonald; daughters, Beth (John) McCormick, Kristen Lane; granddaughter, Molly McCormick; grandsons, Braden, Tanner, Austin, and Parker Lane; nephew, Derry (Karen) MacDonald; niece, Linda MacDonald; also many cousins and friends. Doug was employed by IBM Corp. for over 32 years and enjoyed the many friends he made and treasured their friendships. Doug loved golf and spent many hours enjoying the green grass and sunshine both at Bracketts Crossing Country Club in Lakeville as well as Punta Gorda Country Club and Port Charlotte Golf Club in Florida. His hobby the last few years was enjoying horse racing at Canterbury Park. He was a good handicapper of the horses with his friends. and had many "woulda, coulda, shoulda" stories. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 10 AM at Pax Christi Catholic Church, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie (952-941-3150). A visitation will take place for 1 hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday. Memorials preferred to the family or to donor's choice. Huber Funeral & Cremation Services Eden Prairie Chapel 952-949-4970 huberfunerals.com
 

 

 

 


 

Joseph Weierke

Thursday, April 7

Visitation: 9:00am
Funeral Mass: 11:00am

 


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Joe Weierke, age 30, of Chaska, passed away surrounded by his family on Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016. A visitation will be held on Thursday, April 7, 2016 from 9-11AM with a Memorial Service beginning at 11AM all at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. Deacon Al Schroeder will preside. Joe’s sister, Kristi, and brothers, Matthew and Luke, will be urn bearers. On November 13, 1985 Mary (Hedstrom) and Bob Weierke celebrated the birth of their youngest child, Joseph Paul Weierke. As the baby of the family, Mary worried Joe would be spoiled, especially by his brother Luke who doted over him. Yet Joe grew to be a kind person who always put others before himself despite the obstacles he faced in life. While accompanying Mary to a physical therapy appointment, the doctor noticed something amiss with Joe’s gait. At age six a diagnosis was given, Joe had Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Joe was a fighter. He survived many long hospital stays with pneumonia at St. Paul Children’s Hospital. His family will be forever grateful for the loving care he received there. Joe continued to walk unassisted until the age of nine. During his school days, Joe was shy, often keeping to himself and his studies. His teachers and paras always encouraged Joe’s education. When it came time for Joe’s high school graduation, he worried there wouldn’t be people to cheer when he accepted his diploma. Unbeknownst to Joe, he had a cheering section. Joe was astonished when he heard the seemingly endless applause from his former and current teachers, paras, and classmates. For the past 22 years, Joe’s favorite pastime was attending car shows with family. He could identify the make, model, and year by a car’s head lights. Matthew and Bob would take Joe to car dealerships to test drive the vehicles. Often, Joe knew more about the cars than the salesman. Joe also enjoyed attending concerts with his mom and going out on the pontoon and going for long walks with family and friends.. Spending time with family was important to Joe. When he was granted a wish by the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Joe choose to take his family on a vacation. Within the past four years, Joe decided to become more social. He quickly became acquainted with his neighbors, always stopping to chat when he was outside. Joe was well known by the employees of Best Buy, Home Depot, and Lowes—his favorite places to go with Bob. In the final days of Joe’s life, he invited friends and family to visit him. He encouraged them not to worry or cry for him. Joe told his family if he had to live his life over again, he’d take the same one, even if it meant being sick, because it made his family stronger and more connected. Joe was a kind, compassionate, and positive person. He will be deeply missed by his parents, Mary (Hedstrom) and Bob Weierke; siblings, Kristi Weierke, Matt (Amanda King) Weierke, and Luke (Katie) Weierke; nephews and nieces, Brandon, Brianna, Angelo, Alyssa, Weston, and Wyatt; grandmother, Maragret Hedstrom; many other loving relatives and friends. Joe is preceded in death by his grandfather, Earl Hedstrom, and grandparents, Mildred and Paul Weierke. The Weierke family extends a special thank you to Paul Holmes and Pam Hanson for their support and encouragement over the years. Dan, Marcia and Mike at Rehab Designs, we will forever love you for your immediate response to Joe’s wheelchair needs and your friendship. He loved you so much. Dan Cleve, his home respiratory therapist, for helping him through many difficult times. Gary Dungey for the amazing trips you made possible for Joe. Joe and his family were truly blessed to have exceptional doctors caring for him during his journey. A very special thanks to Doctors Ann Dunnigan, Stephen Smith, Paul Kubic, Jospeph Kandiko and Rolland Pistuka for their loving care throughout his life. We also want to thank his homecare nurses, Rachael, Phoebe, Jenny and all those along the way, who came to be like family.
 

 

 

 


David Leo Benolkin

Tuesday, March 22

Visitation: 3:30pm
Funeral Mass: 5:00pm

 


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Benolkin, David Leo age 71, of Bloomigton, died March 13, 2016 after an 11 year struggle with Alzheimer's. Preceded in death by infant son, John; parents, Charles and Virginia; sister, Kathleen Stalberger; brother-in-law, Roger Stalberger; brother, Jim Benolkin; sister-in-law, Marilyn Benolkin; nephew, David Schultz; and niece, Sharon Williamson. Survived by loving wife of 46 years, Sandie; sons, Mike (Erin) and Jake (Sara); grandchildren, Jack, Andrew, Joselyn, John, Quinn and Charlotte; brothers, Charles (Pat) and Mike (Laurie); loving nieces, nephews and many, many friends. Loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to all. Owner of Westwood Sports for 40 years where he supported youth athletics. He enjoyed spending time at the cabin with family and friends boating, fishing, hunting, golfing and skiing. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Alzheimer's Association. Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, March 22, 5:00 PM at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. Visitation beginning at 3:30 PM prior to Mass. Washburn-McReavy.com Werness Brothers 952-884-8145
 

 

 

 


Claire Elizabeth Strawman

Saturday, March 19

Visitation: 1:00pm
Funeral Mass: 2:00pm

 


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Strawman, Claire Elizabeth age 15, of Bloomington, passed away peacefully at her home on March 11, 2016. Preceded in death by her grandparents: Ed & Bette Prunty and Ernest & Patricia Strawman; Aunt, Pam Lusardi. Survived by her loving parents, Bob & Ellen; siblings, Kelly and Aaron; and by many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Mass of Christian Burial 2 pm Saturday, March 19, 2016 at Pax Christi Catholic Church (12100 Pioneer Tr.) Eden Prairie, MN. Visitation from 5-8 pm Friday, March 18 at Pax Christi Catholic Church and one hour prior to service Saturday. Condolences: White Funeral Home Burnsville 952-894-5080 whitefuneralhomes.com
 

 

 

 


Patricia F. Esterley

Saturday, March 19

Visitation: 10:00am
Funeral Mass: 11:00am

 


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Esterley, Patricia F. age 90, of Bloomington. Loving wife, sister, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Born in Minneapolis on St. Patrick's Day 1926 to Christopher and Abigail Mills. Passed away peacefully on March 3, 2016, due to complications related to COPD. Preceded in death by her parents, Chris and Abigail Mills, husband, Chuck, brothers Bob and Frank, sisters, Margaret Mary Esher, Elizabeth (Betty) Woehrle and Barbara Bonneville, as well as her precious granddaughter, Aubrey Jensen. Survived by her loving sister, Lolita (Larry) Schultz; daughters, Margaret (Dave) Dillon, Robbie Jensen (Stephen Newell); sons, Mike (Pat) and Tom (Julie), 9 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. Widowed in her 60's, she lived independently up until the last 18 months, traveling the world and chasing her dreams. She loved to do ceramics and left many wonderful keepsakes for those she loved. They will be cherished and she will be missed dearly. Special thanks to Dr. Gary Brunkow, the staff at Newton Manor, Masonic Home, and Optage Hospice for the loving care they all provided. Memorial Mass at 11:00 AM on Saturday, March 19th, 2016, at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail in Eden Prairie with visitation beginning at 10:00 AM. Lunch and 90th birthday celebration to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Lung Association. Please don't smoke! GILLBROTHERS.com BLOOMINGTON, MN 952.888.7771
 

 

 

 


John G. 'Jack' Popowich, MD

Monday, February 22

Visitation: 9:30am
Funeral Mass: 11:00am

 


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Popowich, John G., MD "Jack" of Naples, FL, Eden Prairie, formerly of Edina, passed away Feb. 17, 2016. Memorial Mass 11 AM Monday, Feb. 22 at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie with visitation beginning at 9:30 AM. Full notice to appear Sunday. Washburn-McReavy.com Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400
 

 

 

 


Magdalen 'Lenny' Brockert

Friday, February 19

Visitation: 10:00am
Funeral Mass: 11:00am

 


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Brockert, Magdalen "Lenny" age 91, formerly of Long Lake, MN, passed peacefully on February 4, 2016. Preceded in death by her husband, Wallace "Brock". Survived by daughters, Barbara, Diane (David), Wallis Ann (Steve); grandchildren, Lindsey (Nick), Daniel, Cole and Blake (Nicole); great-grandchildren Carter and Fischer. If preferred, memorials to Caring and Sharing Hands or Interfaith Outreach. Mass of Christian Burial Friday, February 19 at 11 AM, visitation 1 hour prior and rosary at 10:30 AM at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. Washburn-McReavy.com Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400
 

 

 

 


Charlita “Chuck” Karlin

Saturday, February 13

Visitation: 10:00am
Funeral Mass: 12:00am

 

 

 

 


Richard Allan '(Dick)' Hanson

Saturday, January 30

Visitation: 10:00am
Funeral Mass: 11:00am

 


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Hanson, Richard Allan (Dick) Born July 11, 1934 in Grand Forks, ND to Elmer and Wanda Hanson passed away on January 26th 2016 at Little Hospice in Edina MN after a prolonged and courageous fight with Parkinson's Disease. Dick Hanson was a 1952 graduate of Grand Forks Central High School where he lettered in basketball and golf. After graduation he went to the University of North Dakota and earned a bachelor of science degree in mathematics education in 1956. He continued at UND and earned his master's degree in 1960. On August 21, 1954 Dick married Phyllis Hanson also from Grand Forks. Dick's first teaching job was at St. Mary's School in Grand Forks, North Dakota, from 1952 through 1956. He taught math, coached football and basketball. He next taught at St. James High School in Grand Forks where he was an assistant football and basketball coach, as well as the head golf coach. In 1960, Dick arrived at Burnsville High School in Burnsville, Minnesota. He taught math from 1960-1992. He presented at many local, state, and national conferences on mathematics and taught graduate courses at the University of Minnesota and St. Thomas University. He insisted his classes included the spectrum of student's math abilities including developing curriculum for advanced math students so they could receive college credit. Dick was an assistant football coach from 1961-1968. In 1969, he became the head football coach at Burnsville, a position he held until 1993. He captured conference titles, section titles, and state championships. Dick won numerous teaching and coaching awards. Dick volunteered his time with hospice, homeless shelters and brought his sheet music into senior living to play the piano. They enjoyed summers with family, grandchildren (cousins week), and friends at their place on Whitefish Lake. They also enjoyed traveling with family and friends. He loved his role as father, grandpa, great grandpa; cherished his family; was comforted by friends; and continued teaching and coaching until his final days. Dick is survived by three children - Marty (Cheryl) Hanson of Eau Claire, WI; Stephen (Katherine) Hanson of Eden Prairie; and Karen (John) Tomes of Eagan; one brother, Robert Hanson of Montreal; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren mourn his loss, along with his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Phyllis, mother, and father. Memorial Mass, 11:00 a.m. January 30, 2016 at Pax Christi Catholic Church, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. Memorial visitation from 5-8 p.m. Friday at White Funeral Home (12804 Nicollet Ave) Burnsville and one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the National Parkinson's Foundation, Fairview Hospice, or the Hanson Scholarship Fund. White Funeral Home Burnsville 952-894-5080 whitefuneralhomes.com
 

 

 

 


Ed Yochum

Saturday, January 23

Funeral Mass: 11:00am

 

 

 

 


Samuel H. Sabean

Saturday, January 16

Visitation: 11:00am
Funeral Mass: 12:00pm

 


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Sabean, Samuel H. Age 85, born October 11, 1930. Passed away January 13, 2016. Service: Pax Christi Catholic Church, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, 55347, Saturday, January 16, 2016. Visitation with Family: 11 am-Noon, Funeral & Celebration of Life: Noon-1 pm. Luncheon to Follow.
 

 

 

 


Kathleen Rose Gertz

Friday, January 8

Visitation: 10:00am
Funeral Mass: 11:00am

 

 

 

 


Mary Angela Zieper

Saturday, January 2

Visitation: 10:00am
Funeral Mass: 11:00am

 


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Zieper, Mary Angela age 83, of Eden Prairie, MN, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, Dec. 17, 2015. Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Robert H. Zieper; children: JoEllen (Michael) Gohr of Columbus, OH; Lynn (Michael) Howard of Portland, OR; Jeanne (Simon) Root of Eden Prairie, MN; MaryLee (John) Cornwell of Woodbury, MN; Robert F. Zieper of Eagan, MN; James Zieper of Denver, CO; Todd (Traci) Zieper of Apple Valley, MN; 20 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Mary was born Feb. 3, 1932, in Stevens Point, WI. She married Bob Zieper in 1951 and after Bob returned from duty in Korea with the U.S. Army they moved to Minneapolis, where he worked in advertising. Together they raised seven children and were active in their local parish. Mary volunteered at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Edina, and at Pax Christi Catholic Community in Eden Prairie. Over the years, Mary and Bob enjoyed visiting family and traveling to Mexico and California. We will miss "Mimi" every day, especially during the holidays, but we take comfort in knowing that she is resting in the arms of our Savior in Heaven. Memorial Service is Sat., Jan. 2. Visitation 10 a.m., Mass celebrating Mary's life 11 a.m., followed by luncheon, at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to: Courage Kenny Foundation, 3915 Golden Valley Road, Minneapolis, MN 55422 (612-775-2589) CKFoundation@allina.com Washburn-McReavy.com Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400
 

 

 

 


Robert W. Roepke

Thursday, December 31

Visitation: 10:00am
Funeral Mass: 11:00am

 


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Roepke, Robert W. age 63 of Bloomington, passed away suddenly on December 19, 2015. Preceded in death by father, Robert and father-in-law, Harry J. Bacon, Jr. Survived by loving wife of 40 years, Mary; children, Bob (Kara), Liz (Joe) Gadbois and Bridget; and his first grandchild, Madeline Noelle Gadbois who was born 5 days after Bob departed; mother, Lorraine; sister, Laurie (Bummer) Gacsko; brothers, Jim (Susan), Gary (Katy) and John (Dee); nieces, nephews, many other wonderful relatives and friends. Bob loved spending time with his family, the beach and kayaking. He enjoyed his 40+ year career as an engineer. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the American Diabetes Association or another charity of your choice. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, December 31, 11 AM at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. Visitation 1 hour prior to Mass at the church and also Wednesday, December 30, 4-7 PM at Washburn-McReavy.com Werness Brothers 952-884-8145 2300 W. Old Shakopee Rd.
 

 

 

 


Mary Janet Nyberg

Friday, December 18

Visitation: 10:00am
Funeral Mass: 11:00am

 


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Nyberg, Mary J. Age 86, formerly of Chanhassen. Passed away December 9, 2015. Beloved mother of: Mark, Paul, David, Jay, Teri Bauer, Patty Montague, Kathy Roseberry and Jenny Hilton: 21 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Mary loved spending time with her family and summers at the lake. Her smile, great sense of humor and infectious laugh will be remembered by all. Funeral service Friday, December 18th at 11AM at Pax Christi Catholic Church, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. Visitation one hour prior to service at church. Memorials preferred to Catholic Charities. Washburn-McReavy.com Washburn McReavy Albin Chapel Eden Prairie (952) 914-9410
 

 

 

 


Keith Thompson

Monday, November 30

Funeral Mass: 11:00am

 

 

 

 


David Sorenson

Saturday, November 21

Visitation: 10:00am
Funeral Mass: 11:00am

 


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Sorenson, David August Age 80 of Savage passed away November 14. Preceded in death by his first wife Karen; parents; one brother; and two sisters. Survived by his loving wife, Joanne; children Eric, Melanie (Scott) Forner and Paul; stepson Todd (Mary) Twining; grandchildren Tyler, Joshua, Jenna, and Marie; several nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, 11/21, 11:00 AM with visitation one hour prior at the Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. Interment Grand View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Pax Christi Catholic Community or Fairview Hospice. Washburn-McReavy.com Werness Brothers 952-884-8145 2300 W. Old Shakopee Rd.
 

 

 

 


Joan Budd

Thursday, November 19

Visitation: 10:00am
Funeral Mass: 11:00am

 


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Budd, Joan (Traynor) Age 80 of Bloomington passed away peacefully November 14, 2015 in her home surrounded by her loving family. Retired special education teacher with the Bloomington Public Schools. Preceded in death by her husband Harold W. Survived by children Chuck (Cathy) Budd, Sue Budd, Lynn Norby, Mary Bente, Terri (Scott) Wykle; grandchildren Jeffrey, Lora (David), Greg, Jacob, Chris, Charley, Ellie, Joe and Tommy; great grandchildren Xavier and Sydney; many nieces, nephews and many others who were touched by her lifetime devotion to serving others. Visitation Wednesday, 11/18 4-7 PM at the Washburn-McReavy Werness Brothers Chapel, 2300 W. OLd Shakopee Rd, Bloomington. Mass of Christian Burial, Thursday, 11/19 at 11:00 AM with visitation one hour prior at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. Private interment St. Joseph Cemetery, El Paso, Wisconsin. Memorials are preferred to the Phyllis Wheatly Community Center. Washburn-McReavy.com Werness Brothers 952-884-8145
 

 

 

 


Joseph O'Connell Cure

Saturday, November 14

Visitation: 10:00am
Funeral Mass: 11:00am

 


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Cure, Joseph O'Connell Age 31, of Bloomington, MN. Holy Angels 2002 graduate, UCLA 2008 graduate & MSU Masters student, died unexpectedly in a car accident in Montana. Joe had an enormous heart and will be tremendously missed by his parents, Bob & Mary; sister, Kelly; brother, Randy; aunts, uncles, cousins & extended family of friends around the world. Preceded in death by grandparents, Ted & Shirley McKeone and Orin & Mary Cure. Joe refused to live an ordinary life and truly valued the importance of each individual, seeing past all labels. As a family, we would like to extend our love to all those who miss Joe and were able to share in his life. A Visitation will take place from 5-9 PM on Friday 11/13 with an hour of memories at 7 PM at Cremation Society of MN - Edina Chapel, 7110 France Ave. S., 952-924-4100. Mass of Christian Burial Saturday 11/14, 11 AM with visitation one hour prior at Pax Christi Catholic Church, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, (952) 941-3150. Memorials preferred to Academy of Holy Angels Scholarship Fund. "This Is Ridiculous" "This Is Ridiculous"
 

 

 

 


 

Michael J. Wilwerding

Monday, November 9

Visitation: 9:00am
Funeral Mass: 11:00am

 


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Wilwerding, Michael J. of Eden Prairie, passed away October 27, 2015 at the age of 77. Mass of Christian Burial is Monday, November 9, 2015 at 11:00 AM with visitation from 9:00 - 11:00 AM at Pax Christi Catholic Community, Eden Prairie. Mike is survived by his wife, Anne Wilwerding; daughter, Michelle (J.B.) Matthews; stepsons, Devin (Adam Ciarleglio) Dwyer and Sean (Sereen) Dwyer; siblings, Lee (Ruth) Wilwerding; Anne Truax; other loving relatives and friends. Mike is preceded in death by his parents, John and Leone (Pauly) Wilwerding; sister, Polly DeBella; infant brother, Stephen Wilwerding. Memorials preferred to: Park Nicollet Rehab and Fitness Center, 6500 Excelsior Blvd., St. Louis Park, MN 55426 or Eden Prairie Preserve Assn., 11221 Anderson Lakes Pkwy, Eden Prairie, MN 55344. BallardSunderFuneral.com Jordan (952) 492-2818
 

 

 

 


 

Thomas F. Bryan

Tuesday, October 27

Visitation: 1:00pm
Memorial Service: 2:00pm

 


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Bryan, Thomas F. Age 84 of Minnetonka passed away peacefully in his sleep October 17, 2015. Preceded in death by his parents, four sisters and one brother. He was a beloved husband, father, and grandfather. Tom adored his family and made sure we knew it. He had a great sense of humor and would never pass up a chance to tell a story or joke. He leaves a huge hole in our lives. Tom served honorably with the U.S. Marine Corps in the Korean War. He is survived by Dutch, his loving wife of 58 years; sons Tom, Matt, Dan, and Jeff (Kimberly), along with daughter Liz (Linda Solka); grandchildren Megan, Colin, Kyle, Lauren, and Claire. Memorial Service 2 pm Tuesday, October 27th at Pax Christi Catholic Church, Eden Prairie, MN. Visitation one hour prior to the service. Private family interment at Fort Snelling Cemetery.
 

 

 

 


William 'Will' Scheid

Wednesday, October 21

Visitation: 10:00am
Funeral Mass: 11:00am

 


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Scheid, William "Will" Age 24 of Bloomington passed away on Oct. 16th, 2015. Preceded in death by his father, Stephen J. Scheid and grandparents, Bill and Marcella Scheid. He is survived by his mother, Mary Lou Scheid; brother, John (Emilee) Scheid; sister, Bridget (James) Moroney; nieces and nephews, Elizabeth (8), Stephen (5), Clara (5), Nolan (3), Sarah (2); grandparents, Archie and Patricia Black; and his cat, Window. Will was born Feb. 19th, 1991 in Minneapolis, MN. Will grew up in Bloomington, MN and spent several years in Antigua, Guatemala as an early teen. He attended Benilde-St. Margaret's High School and graduated with a triple major from Marquette University in 2014. Will was recently recognized by the mayor of Antigua for his contributions to the community. He had a natural curiousity, a thirst for knowledge, and a passion for animals. Will was a loyal friend, son, brother, grandson, and uncle. It did not matter if you spent an hour or a lifetime with Will, he always left you with a positive memory. Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 AM on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail in Eden Prairie. Visitation will be held 5-7 PM on Tuesday, October 20 at Washburn-McReavy, Edina Chapel with a time of remembrances at 7 PM. Visitation also one hour prior to Mass at church. Interment St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. Will's family will be establishing a scholarship fund in Guatemala in his honor. Washburn-McReavy.com Edina Chapel 952-920-3996 West 50th St. & Hwy 100
 

 

 

 


 

Yvonne A. (Sullivan) Halek

Saturday, October 10

Visitation: 10:00am
Funeral Mass: 11:00am

 


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Halek, Yvonne A. (nee Sullivan) Age 92, passed away September 8, 2015 at home in Bloomington, MN. What a Lady! What a Legacy! Preceded in death by parents, 5 siblings, love of her life, Lawrence Halek; daughter, Dianne Sullivan; daughter, Cheryl Magnuson; granddaughter, Catherine Dahl. Survived by daughter, Pamela Zimba; son-in-law, Michael Magnuson; son, David (Cindy) Halek; daughter, Jane Halek; daughter, Elaine (Bill) Yost; son, James (Ester) Halek; 14 grandchildren, 18 1/2 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, and many other relatives and friends. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on October 10, 2015 at Pax Christi Catholic Church, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN. Visitation one hour prior to Mass at church. Internment St. Anthony Cemetery. Memorials preferred to Heifer International or SmileTrain.
 

 

 

 


Daniel F. Zweber

Monday, October 5

Visitation: 10:00am
Funeral Mass: 11:00am

 


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Zweber, Daniel F. age 78 of Savage, passed away on September 30, 2015. Preceded in death by brothers: Jim, Zeke, and Tony; and sister, Aggie Deutsch. Survived by wife, Mary; children: Janie (Doug) Hufford, Dan (Connie), Mike (Karen), and Rob Zweber; grandchildren: Tim, Molly, Kaitlyn, Shaley, Luke, Josh, Colin, Sean, Ryan, and Jake; siblings: Bernard, Val, Ed, Ben, Carrie, Lenny, Jerry, and Dave; also by many other loving relatives and friends. Gathering of family and friends 10:00-11:00 AM, with Memorial Mass at 11 AM on Monday, October 5, 2015 at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN. Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. White Funeral Home Burnsville - 952-894-5080 whitefuneralhomes.com
 

 

 

 


Robert W. Law

Wednesday, September 23

Visitation: 10:00am
Funeral Mass: 11:00am

 


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Law, Robert W. 94, of Mpls. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 AM on Wednesday, September 23 at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, with visitation after 10. Interment St. Patrick's Cemetery, Maple Grove. Full notice was Sunday. Gearty-Delmore 952-926-1615
 

 

 

 


 

Michele Studt Hastings

Saturday, September 19

Visitation: 8:30am
Funeral Mass: 9:30am

 


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Hastings (Studt), Michele age 57, of Eden Prairie passed away on Sept. 11, 2015. Preceded in death by parents, Robert and Aileen Studt. Survived by children, Kelly, Michael, and Matthew Hastings, and their father, Steve Hastings; siblings, Robin Cordray, Gene (Lindy) Studt, Denise (Wayde) Boe, and Scott Studt; loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Memorials preferred to donor's choice. Memorial service 9:30 AM Saturday, Sept. 19 with visitation one hour prior to service at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie with reception following the service. Visitation also 4-8 PM Friday at: Washburn-McReavy.com Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400 7625 Mitchell Rd. (1 blk. N. of Hwy 5)
 

 

 

 


Johnathon Martiny

Friday, September 18

Visitation: 10:00am
Funeral Mass: 11:00am

 


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Martiny, Johnathon age 29, of Eden Prairie, passed away on September 13, 2015. John will be remembered as a kind-hearted son and brother, and loyal friend to those he knew. He is now at peace. Please join his family and friends at a Memorial Service 11 AM Friday, Sept 18 at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. Visitation 1 hour prior. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Safe Families, Mpls, St. Joseph's Home for Children, Mpls, & The Bridge for Youth, Mpls. Washburn-McReavy.com Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400
 

 

 

 


Joseph W. Mrofchak

Wednesday, September 2

Visitation: 10:00am
Funeral Mass: 11:00am

 


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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - Surrounded by the love of his family, a prominent former Ironwood businessman passed away peacefully at age 86 on Aug. 14, 2015, at The Castle Ridge Care Center in Eden Prairie. Joseph William Mrofchak was born Jan. 10, 1929, in Ironwood, Mich. Son of the late Frank and Josephine (Sobolewski) Mrofchak. He attended the Ironwood school system, graduating from Luther L. Wright High School in 1947, followed by one year at Gogebic Community College and Aberdeen Proving Grounds. He spent two years in the U.S. Army, including three months in Thule, Greenland, and 12 months in Germany as an automotive parts specialist. After the service he worked for Prudential Insurance for three and a half years, leaving that to open Mrofchak's Men's and Women's Clothing Store which he operated for 33 years. He was a former member and usher of St. Michael's and Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Ironwood, the Knights of Columbus, Elks Lodge, American Legion Post 5 and Chamber of Commerce. Joe is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Phyllis; three daughters, Diane, of Michigan, Catherine, of Alaska, and Janet, of Minnesota; eight grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Frank, George and David; and sisters, Helen Arasim and Virginia Buda. Joe was a loving and devoted son, brother, husband, father, grandpa, uncle, cousin and friend. He was a "sharply dressed man" who will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. A Mass celebrating Joe's life will be at Pax Christi Catholic Church in Eden Prairie Sept. 2, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. Visitation is one hour prior to service. Military honors will be held at 1:30 p.m. at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis. Family condolences can be sent to 18271 Coneflower Lane, Eden Prairie, MN 55346.
 

 

 

 


Art Cavara

Saturday, August 29

Visitation: 10:00am
Funeral Mass: 11:00am

 


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Cavara, Arthur J. age 73, of Plymouth, passed away August 12, 2015 surroun-ded by his loving family. Preceded in death by parents and sisters, Marlene and Bea. Survived by Susan, his loving wife of 20 years; sons, Nicholas (Jackie), Ben (Mameko), Joe (friend Erin); 2 granddaughters, Stella, Piper; stepchildren, Carrie (Caleb) Weinberg, Ben (Emily) Almich, Heather (John) McCabe; 7 step-grandchildren, Kaeli, Asher, Alex, Christian, Ana, Lane, Chase; other relatives & friends. Art was very passionate about his family and life. He had a huge heart that overflowed with compassion and generosity. He cared deeply about social justice issues on all levels. Art loved to travel, read, music, write poetry, short stories, and most of all, enjoyed teasing and joking with everyone. His lifelong career in Corrections commanded great respect and admiration by all who worked with and knew him. Art retired as Director of Ramsey County Adult Correctional Facility in March 2006. Memorials preferred to Frontal Temporal Dementia Assoc., Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Assoc., or Union Gospel Mission of Mpls. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial 11 AM Saturday, Aug. 29, with visitation one hour prior at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. Washburn-McReavy.com Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400
 

 

 

 


Michael L. Puetz

Friday, August 21

Visitation: 9:00am
Funeral Mass: 10:00am

 


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Puetz, Michael L. Age 60 of Eden Prairie passed away suddenly on August 17, 2015. Survived by wife of 22 years, Kathy; step-daughter Stacia Almandarez; mother Inez Puetz; sister Patty Puetz. Preceded in death by father Vincent Puetz. Visitation 4-7 PM Thursday (TODAY) at Washburn McReavy Eden Prairie Chapel, 7625 Mitchell Road. Memorial Mass 10 AM Friday with visitation beginning at 9 AM, Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail. Memorials preferred to Fish Trap Lake Association. Washburn-McReavy.com Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400
 

 

 

 


Greg McKusky

Friday, August 17

Visitation: 3:00pm
Memorial Service: 4:00pm

 



 

Lucille Pierce

Friday, August 14

Visitation: 10:00am
Funeral Mass: 11:00am

 

 

 

 


Jayne Huffman

Tuesday, August 11

Memorial Mass: 1:30pm at Friendship Village

 

 

 

 


Eleanor Burrock

Tuesday, August 11

Visitation: 10:00am
Funeral Mass: 11:00am

 


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Burrock, Eleanor M. Age 98, passed away peacefully on August 4, 2015 after a brief illness. She was surrounded by family in her last days. GG Ellie will be greatly missed! Preceded in death by husband of 43 years, Richard, her parents Stanislaus and Lena Ludenia of Morris, Mn., her 6 siblings and grandson Jim Villalta. Survived by daughters MaryEllen (Ed) Villalta, Nancy (Tom) Phillips, Janet (Ron) Kopp and son Rick (Barb) Burrock. Eleanor was a loving grandmother to her 13 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren and a good friend to everyone she met. Her comforting touch was woven into her career as an RN; she served as Director of Nurses at Falls Memorial Hospital in Intl. Falls, MN, the family hometown. In her later years, Eleanor lived at Mill Ridge Commons in Cambridge, MN and then at the Terraces of St. Therese Southwest in Hopkins, MN. Faith and family were the most important things in Eleanor's life. She also loved walleye fishing, square dancing, cooking and bridge. Our family is so thankful for the care she received from the caregivers of St. Therese Southwest and Park Nicollet Hospice prior to her passing. Memorials preferred to the Benevolence Fund of the Terraces of St. Therese Southwest, 901 Feltl Court, Hopkins, Mn. 55343. Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 with visitation one hour before at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, Mn. Private interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Owatonna, MN. Washburn-McReavy.com Strobeck Johnson 952-938-9020
 

 

 

 


Allison Boisvert

Wednesday, July 8

Memorial Service: 2:00pm

 


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

 

 

 


Robert P. 'Bob' Kanduth

Monday, June 29

Visitation: 9:00am
Funeral Mass: 11:00am

 


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Kanduth, Robert P. 'Bob' 73, of Eden Prairie. Funeral service 11 am Mon., June 29 at Pax Christi Catholic Church, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, with visitation after 9 am. Full notice Sunday. Gearty-Delmore 763-537-4511
 

 

 

 


Rose Prieve

Friday, June 19

Visitation: 10:00am
Funeral Mass: 11:00am

 


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Prieve, Rose age 91, of Eden Prairie, passed peacefully into the Lord's arms on June 16, 2015. Preceded in death by parents, Urselina and Pasquale Salamone; husband, Arnold and sisters, Antonia, Carmella, Madge and Theresa. She is survived by her children, Tom (Susan) Prieve, Mike (Chris) Prieve, Jane (Andrew) Kollitz and grandchildren, Tara, Carissa, Meggie, Lily and Annie. Rose loved her family and cherished her time with her husband, children and grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 AM on Friday, June 19, 2015 at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie with visitation from 10:00 - 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. Interment at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Washburn-McReavy.com Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400
 

 

 

 


Larry D. (Andy) Anderson

Thursday, June 18

Visitation: 10:00am
Memorial Service: 11:00am

 


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Anderson, Larry D. "Andy" of Eden Prairie, passed away peacefully Friday, June 5, 2015, at Affinity Hospice Care, Las Vegas, NV at the age of 65. Born to Elmer & Alice Anderson at Rice Memorial Hospital, Willmar, MN. Andy graduated from Kerkhoven High School, June, 1967, and from St. Cloud State College, June, 1971 with a B.S. Degree in Accounting. He was a member of the American Institute of Certificated Public Accountants. Andy served in the U.S. Army from August, 1972 and was Honorably Discharged December, 1977. Andy is survived by his wife, Eileen, whom he married on April 23, 1977, at Nativity Church, Bloomington; daughters, Jourdan Anderson, Kjirsten Conrad (Keith); grandchildren, MyKenah Anderson, Cameryn & Luke Conrad; sister-in-law, Mary Anderson and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents Elmer & Alice, sister, Avis Hanson, and brother, Jim. Andy started his life long career in Public Accounting in Excelsior, MN and a successor firm which is known as Froehling Anderson. Andy was the ultimate entrepreneur. He retired at the age of 45, continuing his attentiveness to clients. He was active in the Zuhrah Shriners; Albert Pike Lodge #237, Hopkins; M.M.C. Development Committee; Elks, Hopkins Lodge # 2221; West Suburban Epicurean Society; Heron Lake Farm Hunting Club; Ducks Unlimited, and Pheasants Forever. Andy was an avid outdoorsman (fishing, hunting, golfing, & traveling). Memorial service 11 AM Thursday (6/18) at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. Visitation 5-8 PM Wednesday (6/17) at Huber Funeral Home, 16394 Glory Lane, Eden Prairie and one hour prior to service at CHURCH. Fellowship lunch to follow at the church. Interment at St. Hubert Catholic Cemetery, Chanhassen, MN. Memorials preferred to Wounded Warriors or DAV of Minnesota. Huber Funeral & Cremation Services Eden Prairie Chapel 952-949-4970
 

 

 

 


Cecilia Odoms

Wednesday, May 27

Visitation: 10:00am
Memorial Service: 11:00am

 

 


 

 


Susan Chicos

Friday, May 15

Visitation: 10:00am
Funeral Mass: 11:00am

Susan K. Chicos, 57, of Corpus Christi, Texas, formerly of Dodge Center, passed away Monday, April 20, 2015, at Park Nicollet-Methodist Hospital in Minneapolis after a short illness. Susan was born Feb. 8, 1958, in Owatonna to Roger and Mary Lou (Dunagan) Chicos. Sue was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Lou. Survivors include her husband of 31 years, Gary Kuusisto, of Corpus Christi, Texas; father, Roger Chicos, of Dodge Center; sister, Sally Chicos, of St. Louis Park; and brothers, Dave Chicos, of Dodge Center, Dennis (Irene) Chicos, of Eagan, and Dale (Lisa) Chicos, of Dodge Center. Other survivors include numerous nieces and nephews. Sue graduated from Dodge Center High School in 1976. She received her bachelor's degree from Southwest State University in Marshall in 1979 and her Juris Doctor from Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, Calif., in 1993. She passed the Texas and Connecticut state bar exams and was licensed in both states. Sue's work career began in radio and TV at WOC in Davenport, Iowa, KWPC Muscatine, Iowa, and KWEB Rochester. Moving to the Bay Area of California, she worked for the Mountain View, Calif., Women's Shelter as communications director. There she made the decision to enter law school. After graduating and a transfer to Houston, she served as the director of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Montgomery County, Texas. Moving to Danbury, Conn., she started a CASA program. From 2001 to 2004, Sue lived in London, England, where she studied the English legal system. In 2004, she moved to Corpus Christi, where she opened her own legal practice focusing on adoptions and guardianships. She had a special place in her heart for animals, and rescued many dogs and cats. Visitation will be held at Pax Christi Catholic Community in Eden Prairie on Friday, May 15, beginning at 10 a.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Interment will be at St. Margaret Cemetery in Mantorville at a later date.
 

 

 

 


Virginia Morrison

Thursday, May 14

Visitation: 10:00am
Funeral Mass: 11:00am

 


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Morrison, Virginia H. Age 86 of Eden Prairie, MN, born in Evanston, IL and formerly of Dallas, TX. Graduate of Barat College of the Sacred Heart, Lake Forest, IL. Loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a vibrant, outgoing person and will be missed greatly by her family and friends. Virginia enjoyed playing tennis, she was an avid football fan who loved the Dallas Cowboys and the University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Preceded in death by husband John J. Morrison, son John J. Morrison Jr., and grandson Collin Taylor. Survived by children: Mary Elizabeth Taylor (Kirk), Virginia "Ginny" Gadel (Greg), James Thomas Morrison, daughter-in-law Patricia Morrison, grandchildren: Amanda, Douglas, John, Matthew, Caitlin, Colleen, Kevin and Emily. Funeral Mass Thursday, May 14th, 11:00AM. With visitation 1 hour prior. Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN. Interment Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials preferred to Catholic Charities. Washburn-McReavy.com">Washburn-McReavy.com Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400
 

 

 

 


Rosalynn O’Fallon

Friday, May 8

Visitation: 2:00pm
Funeral Mass: 4:00pm

Rosalynn Jeanne Marie O’Fallon, 38, passed away Thursday, April 23, 2015 surrounded by family, after a 4 year battle with colon cancer. Roz was born October 19, 1976 to Ardell O’Fallon and Joseph T. O’Fallon in Waconia,MN. She was baptized on 11/07/76, recieved Holy Communion 5/5/85 and confirmed 4/24/93 at St. Josephs in Waconia. Preceded in death by her Grandparents, her brother Gerard,Nephew Michael Oelfke.Roz is survived by her parents Ardell O’Fallon and Joseph T. O’Fallon, Siblings: Joey O’Fallon, Teresa (Mark) O’Fallon, Kathy (Brad) Oelfke,Nephew & Niece Eric and Krysta Oelfke, many loving Aunts, Uncles & Cousins. Roz is also survived by her many friends, who love her greatly, including Angel (Jason) Gustafson, Amber White, Alice (Jesse) Grisim, Dallas Fischer and Bill Hanson. Roz grew up in Waconia, MN where she attended Southview Elementary and graduated from Waconia High School and attended Hennepin Tech. Most recently Roz resided in Excelsior, MN and Bloomington, MN. She worked many years at the Chanhassen Dinner theatre as a Server and loved the people there. Roz was an avid lover of reading, movies,TV,Harry Potter, NKOB and her Fur Baby Kitties: Sonny, Spotty, Scarlett & Sammy. Roz is missed for her Love & dedication to Friends & Family, Spirited humor, Laughter, Feistiness, Sass, and her passion for Human/Social equality, Animal rights, and Colon Cancer awareness. A special think you to the staff of Edina Care Center for their tireless devotion to Roz’s care. Visitation and Funeral Mass will both be held on Friday, May 8th starting at 2PM with funeral mass celebrated at 4PM at Pax Christi Catholic Community 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN 55347. A meal and sharing immediately follows. Interment at future date. Memorials preferred to Family.
 

 

 

 


Marianne Tautges

Friday, May 8

Visitation: 9:30am
Funeral Mass: 10:30am

 


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Tautges, Marianne Age 83 of Eden Prairie, MN. July 30, 1931 - May 2, 2015. Marianne died peacefully surrounded by her children. She was born in St. Paul, MN. Preceded in death by her husband Thomas. Survived by her children: Tom (Mary Jo), Terry (Ken) Heer, Greg, Eric (Heather); grandchildren: Nicholas, TJ (Heidi), Stephanie, Anthony, Rachel, Thomas, Conner, Becca, and Caleigh; great grandchild: Baby Boy Tautges; special daughter, Robin (Jim) Miller; special granddaughter: Julie Maher. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to, Pax Christi Catholic Church, Sharing and Caring Hands, Mission Haiti, Inc., or donor's choice. Mass of Christian Burial will be at Pax Christi Catholic Church in Eden Prairie, MN on Friday, May 8th at 10:30am. Visitation will be one hour prior to the Mass. www.Washburn-McReavy.com Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400
 

 

 

 


Miriam Murphy

Wednesday, May 6

Visitation: 9:30am
Funeral Mass: 11:00am

 


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Murphy, Miriam (nee Seidel) 1/17/29 to 4/28/2015 Miriam passed away after a short battle with metastatic melanoma on 4/28/15. Miriam is survived by her loving husband, Jack, and her children, Miriam (Mimi), John (Jeanie), Maureen (Rod) Pitsch, Molly (Steve) Kenney, and Bob; grandchildren, Molly Murphy, Vince, Ellie, Charlie and Jack Murphy, Mark Pitsch, Jilian (Collin) LeMaster, Bridget and Jim Kenney, Connor and Jack Murphy, and great grandson, Enzo; siblings, Steve (Rita) Seidel, Rev. Tom Seidel, Jim (Lucia) Seidel, Mary Seidel, Katy (Dave) Mechtenberg; and many nieces and nephews. Miriam was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Miriam Seidel and siblings, Richard, Rev. John, Bob, Barbara, Joan, and Mary Agnes Seidel. Miriam was born in Chicago and moved to the Twin Cities where she attended Derham Hall High School and graduated from the College of St. Catherine. Miriam earned her master's degree from St. Louis University (Registered Dietician). Miriam married Jack in 1954 and began their life together of 61 years. Miriam and Jack's children, spouses, grandchildren and great grandson were the recipient of much love and endless affection. She was a strong, faith filled woman who cared deeply about her family and friends. Much of Jack and Miriam's free time was spent enjoying and sharing their cabin with family and friends. Miriam took every chance she could to play bridge with her friends and family. She recently scored a whopping 4500 points (that's a really big deal!) which virtually guarantees her a chair at the big bridge table in heaven. Miriam was a founding member of the infamous GABS which were a constant in her life for 50 years. She cherished holiday celebrations, baking, reading, dining out, shopping, and most recently spending precious time with her new great grandson who put her "on top of the world". In recent years, Miriam developed close and loving friendships with the staff at Mount Olivet Careview Home where Jack resides. Her professional career included 29 years as a clinical dietician at St. Mary's Hospital where she made lifelong friendships. For the past 18 years, she worked at Current Technology, Inc. until April, 2015 where she was loved and appreciated for all of her hard work and dedication. Miriam was a long time member of Pax Christi where she loved to share the liturgy with her close friends. Miriam's tireless love and devotion to her family will be missed forever but never forgotten. A special thank you to the staff at N.C. Little Memorial Hospice for their care and attention to Miriam. Mass of Christian Burial: Wednesday, May 6th at 11:00 am at Pax Christi Catholic Church, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN 55347. Visitation beginning at 9:30 at the church. Private interment at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Eden Prairie, MN. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Careview Home, 5517 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55419, Pax Christi Catholic Church or donor' s choice. Cremation Society of Minnesota (952) 924-4100
 

 

 

 


Verne Gagne

Tuesday, May 5

Visitation: 4:00-7:00pm, Monday, May 4, and
                10:00am, Tuesday, May 5, at Pax Christi Catholic Church
Funeral Mass: 11:00am

 


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Gagne, Verne Clarence age 89 of Excelsior, passed away April 27, 2015. Preceded in death by wife, Mary; brother, Will; sister, Ruby. Survived by children, Greg (Mary) Gagne, Kathleen Whistler, Elizabeth (Will) Ahern and Donna Gagne; grandchildren, J.P., Gail, Peter, Summer, John, and Robert; siblings, Tom, Adele, Joe, Nancy, Robert, Ed, Gene, John, Jackie, Chuck, Sharon, and Diane. Born in 1926, Verne grew up on a farm in Minnesota. Leaving home at age 14 after his mother passed away, he entered Robbinsdale High School participating in football, wrestling and baseball. It wasn't easy for Verne, working many hours before school sweeping and scrubbing a local tavern and beauty shop. Still managing to win district, regional and state championships in wrestling and was selected to play in the All-State-Football team. In 1943 Gagne was recruited to play.football at the University of Minnesota, becoming a member of the All-Conference Team that same year. Entering the Marines in I944, he was based at El Toro, California and played on the marine football team. Which at the time was ranked number one in America, Verne was such an outstanding star that he could have written his own ticket as to which college he would attend following his discharge from the service. He chose to return to the University of Minnesota where his dual interests in football and wrestling brought him recognition as a top athlete. In college he won Big Ten wrestling Championships four times (1944, 1947, 1948 and 1949); NCAA Championships In 1948 and 1949; he was a member of the U.S. Olympic team in 1948; and he also won the AAU Championship in 1949. In football he played end for the Gophers, winning Honorable Mention in the All-American voting. In 1949 he was asked to play in the college all-star football game in Chicago against the NFL Champions the Philadelphia Eagles. But wrestling was given the upper hand when it came to choosing a profession. Gagne entered the world of professional wrestling in the spring of 1949. In I960, Gagne returned to the Twin Cities with the newly formed American Wrestling Association becoming the World's Heavyweight Champion. But the success of Verne Gagne was not just the story of an athlete or promotor. It was not just his commitment to community or to helping those less fortunate. It was that he was a wonderful and loving family man. He cherished his time with his wife, children and grandchildren. Fishing, skiing, hiking in the woods, riding horses, eating a good meal or boating on Lake Minnetonka. He cherished those moments. He will be greatly missed by all. Visitation 4-7 PM Monday, May 4. Memorial Service 11 AM Tuesday, May 5 with visitation beginning at 10 AM BOTH HELD AT Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the University of Minnesota Wrestling Team. www.Washburn-McReavy.com Edina Chapel 952-920-3996
 

 

 

 


Gerald L. Knips

Monday, May 4

Visitation: 10:00am
Funeral Mass: 11:00am

 


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Knips, Gerald L. 5-22-29 to 4-22-15. Preceded in death by son, Chris (widow, Lenore Franzen) Knips. Survived by wife, Beverly; sister, Marjorie Eggen; daughters, Debbie Knips and Katie Knips Ladas; son, David (Laura) Knips, and stepchildren, Debbie (Dave) Dahlman, Dave (Koni) Thiede, Pat (Brad) Fox, Mike (Tracy) Thiede, Dan Thiede and Kathy Thiede, 20 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren. Gerry's career spanned 22 years in banking followed by a second career in life insurance. Community, church and charity were important. Onetime president of the White Bear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, activities at Hamline University, WCCO Good Neighbor Award, Hamline's Distinguished Service Award and an honorary member of the Piper Athletic Hall of Fame. Gerry graduated in a class of 9 from Adrian, MN and graduated from Hamline University. He was a member of the United states Air Force. Gerry loved golf - even though he hit the ball too short and too often - and sitting at the pool in Florida. Bev and Gerry reconnected at an all-school Adrian reunion and married in 1983, merging two families. Service will be held at Pax Christi Church, Eden Prairie on May 4, visitation at 10:00, service at 11:00. Memorials preferred to The Piper Athletic Assn., Hamline.
 

 

 

 


Margaret M. Holz

Monday, April 20

Visitation: 12:00pm
Funeral Mass: 1:00pm

 


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Holz, Margaret M. age 88, of Bloomington, passed away peacefully into the Lord's arms on April 14, 2015 on her husband's birthday. Preceded in death by parents, William and Margaret Coy; husband, Robert; and brother, William Coy. She is survived by children, Nancy (Chuck) Nelson, Betty (Daryl) Holz-Bergmann, Bob (Terry Thelmann) Holz, Bill (Nancy) Holz, Janine (Scott) Olson, Peggy Holz; 10 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; sisters, Rosemary (Peter) Anderson, Dorothy Tarleton and sister-in-law, Jean Coy; many nieces and nephews. Marge was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grand mother, sister and friend. She was happiest spending time with her family, and watching the birds & deer in her backyard. She was a voracious reader and worker of crossword puzzles. She retained her quick wit, sharp mind and sense of humor. She started her career during WWII in the Navy Student Nurse Corp. Marge worked as an RN in the Emergency Department at both Fairview Southdale and Fairview Ridges. She made many cherished friendships and mentored many new nurses. She was also an inspiration to two daughters who followed her footsteps in nursing. Our thanks to the staff at MN Masonic Home who made her last year joyful. In lieu of flowers, memorials to MN Masonic Home. Memorial Mass Monday, April 20, 1:00 PM with visitation 1 hour prior to Mass at Pax Christi Catholic Church, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. Private family interment. www.Washburn-McReavy.com Dawn Valley Chapel 952-941-7686
 

 

 

 


Nancy Ann Stenbeck

Thursday, April 9

Visitation: 10:00am
Funeral Mass: 11:00am

 


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Stenbeck, Nancy Ann age 82, of Eden Prairie, formerly of Bloomington, passed away peacefully April 4, 2015. Preceded in death by parents, Bud and Billie Witbro; brothers, Don and Jim; and sister-in-law, Marilyn. Survived by her dear husband of 56 years, Lloyd; daughter, Suzanne (Richard) McCabe; sons, Steve (Sue), Scott (Lisa), Jeff (Lisa), Mark (Michelle); grandchildren, Crystal, Lindsay, Briana, Bailey, Colleen, Ryan, Sarah, Michael, Michael, John, Nicole, Eme, Max and Lauren; great-grandchildren, Cody, Chase, Taylor, Kaycee, Lux and Penny; sister-in-law, Donna Witbro; nieces, Vickie, Pam, Linda, Amy and Laura; special cousin, Mike VanderBloomen. Nancy was a faithful servant of the Lord, a loving wife, and wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Memorials to N.C. Little Hospice. Funeral service Thursday, April 9, 11 AM at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. Visitation one hour prior to Mass at the church and also Wednesday, April 8 from 4-7 PM at: www.Washburn-McReavy.com Werness Brothers 952-884-8145 2300 W. Old Shakopee Rd.
 

 

 

 


Jack Walker

Wednesday, April 8

Visitation: 10:00am
Funeral Mass: 11:00am

 


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Walker, Jack D. age 83, of Bloomington, passed away peacefully March 31, 2015 at home surrounded by family. Preceded in death by parents, Harry and Mabel Walker; brother, Bob; and sister, Beryl Reusch. Survived by wife, Marge; children, Julie (Rob), Sue, Steve (Vicky), and Jason (Sheryl; grandchildren: Melissa, Ellie and Mathew Hannibal, Katie (Marshall) Glynn, Kelly (Tory) Jones, and Blake; and great-grandson, James. Jack graduated from Roosevelt High School and was a long time employee of Rosemount Engineering. He enjoyed camping in the mountains of Colorado with his kids and later traveling with Marge to their condo in Destin, FL. Jack was a wonderful husband, dad, grandpa, and great-grandpa. He will be missed greatly. Visitation will be held Tues. 4/7 at Washburn-McReavy from 4-7 pm. Funeral service will be Wed. 4/8 at 11am at Pax Christi Catholic Church, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie with a visitation beginning at 10am. www.Washburn-McReavy.com Werness Brothers 952-884-8145 2300 W. Old Shakopee Rd.
 

 

 

 


Patricia Egan

Tuesday, April 7

Visitation: 12:00pm
Funeral Mass: 1:00pm

 


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Egan, Patricia Jean (Ross) Of Bloomington, born August 2, 1922, (age 92) the Lord called her home on March 31, 2015. She passed away peacefully with family at her side. A graduate of Central High School in Minneapolis, she had a natural talent and passion for creating oil paintings and sketches. Patricia was married to William J. Egan, co-founder of Egan Companies, who preceded her in death in 1989. She was also preceded in death by son, James Egan in 2011, and grandson Brian Wolf in 1985. Survived by nine children, Theresa Wolf (Charlie), Cathy Egan-Anderson (Rick), Janet Egan (Ernie), Joe (Mary), Sally Egan (Bill), Don (Pam), Bonnie Boufford (Bob), Joanne Egan (daughter-in-law), Mark (Patti), Molly Martin (Terry). Also survived by grandchildren, Kenny (Megan), Blaine, Carrie (Adam) Alec, Chad, Tanna (Trevor), Ross, Rachel (Roman), Colby (Deby), Bill (Katie), Dan (Laura), Scott (Paola), Tim (Katie), Jessica, Natalie, Nick, Nate (Tricia), Ryan, Kevin, Matt, Jon, Nick, Jason, Chris (Tori), Tara and Dane, in addition to seventeen great-grandchildren. Additionally survived by sister, Donna Duffy. Remembered as well by caring staff and friends at Friendship Village. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Friendship Village Foundation. Visitation 5-8 PM Monday, April 6, 2015, Washburn McReavy Edina Chapel, 5000 West 50th Street, Edina, MN 55436. Mass of Christian Burial 1 PM with visitation 1 hour prior, Tuesday, April 7, 2015, Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN 55347. Interment Gethsemane Cemetery, New Hope, MN. www.Washburn-McReavy.com Edina Chapel 952-920-3996
 

 

 

 


Oliver M. Hage

Friday, March 20

Visitation: 9:00am
Funeral Mass: 11:00am

 


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Hage, Oliver M. age 74 of Eden Prairie, owner of Hage Concrete Works, died Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at home after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Ole was born May 30, 1940 in Minneapolis to Orville M. Hage and Emma J. (Poshek) Hage. He was united in marriage to Linne Forester on July 1, 2001 in Minneapolis. Ole is survived by his wife Linne of Eden Prairie, son Jeffrey (Kathy) of St. Cloud, daughter Amy (Craig) Wallenta of Lakeville, son Michael (Linda) of Edina, daughter Sally (Mark) Schissel of Plymouth, daughter Frances of Edina, and step-daughter Kristin (Chris) Heinritz of Colorado. He is also survived by grandchildren Christopher, Jason (Taylor), and Joshua Hage; Allyson, Claire and Jack Wallenta; Matthew, Joseph, Stephanie and Solie Hage; John and Sam Schissel; Dillion James; Adin and Annie Heinritz; and great-grandson Oliver Kroll-Hage. He is also survived by brother Richard (Kathleen) Hage of Washington, D.C., sister-in-law Kathrine Hage, aunt and godmother Eleanore Ashman and many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Orville and Emma, brother Alan (Chub) Hage, daughter-in-law Julie, granddaughter Nicole and dog Killer. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 20, 2015 at Pax Christi Catholic Church in Eden Prairie. Visitation will be two hours before the service at the church. Lunch will follow the service. Interment will follow at Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis. The family requests that memorial donations be sent to Arm in Arm In Africa: 3415 Fordham Ct. NE, St. Anthony Village, MN 55421 or online at aiaia.org.
 

 

 

 


Matthew L. Smith

Wednesday, March 18

Visitation: 10:00am
Funeral Mass: 11:00am

 


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OTTUMWA-Matthew L. Smith, 33 of 813 Grant St., died at 4:07 p.m. March 10, 2015 as the result of a motorcycle accident in Ottumwa. He was born June 5, 1981 in Minneapolis, MN to Daniel and Barbara Daust Smith. Matt enjoyed fundraising for several causes including Hog 4 Dogs, Wounded Warriors and the homeless. His biggest passion was being a father. Surviving are his three children, Logan Smith and Mackenzie Smith both of Maplewood, MN and Lillian Smith of Ottumwa; his parents, Dan and Barbara Smith of Minnetonka, MN; his sister, Amanda Smith of Houston, TX; his fiancée, Kate Steinbach of Ottumwa; grandparents, Earl Smith of Eden Prairie, MN, Perry and Carol Daust of Escanaba, MI; also several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Jeanne Smith. Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Reece Funeral Home with Rev. Jane Martinez officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made for his daughter, Lillian.
 

 

 

 


John Pirola

Saturday, March 14

Funeral Mass: 10:30am

 


 

 

 


Robert (Bob) Wyman Churchill

Friday, March 6

Visitation: 10:00am
Funeral Mass: 11:00am

 


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Churchill, Robert Wyman of Eden Prairie, was born June 17, 1931 in Waseca and passed away on Sunday, March 1, 2015 at home at the age of 83. Preceded in death by parents Lyle Amos and Helen Mae Churchill (Wyman), brother, Donald, sisters-in-law, Roberta and Jean. Bob is survived by his wife Helen, daughters, Annette (Doug) Spencer, Gretchen and Susan (Mark) Lemly; son, Paul; grand-children, Graham, Grant, Alanna, Sam and Andrew; brother, William; sister, Barbara(William) Stangler and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Bob served as a Marine in the Korean War. He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Electrical Engineering and pursued his passion for engineering design and entrepreneurship until the very end. Mass of Christian Burial and Celebration of Life will be held 11:00 AM Friday (3/6) at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie with family receiving friends one hour prior to Mass at CHURCH. Interment in St. Peter, Minnesota. Huber Funeral & Cremation Service Eden Prairie Chapel 952-949-4970 www.huberfunerals.com
 

 

 

 


Elizabeth (Ward) Baker

Monday, March 2

Visitation: 10:00am
Funeral Mass: 11:00am

 


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Baker, Elizabeth Ward Born September 21, 1915 Died February 24, 2015 Preceded in death by husband John M Baker, parents; Frank & Helen Ward, sisters; Dorothy Ward, Mary Ward, & Sheila Ward Butler. Survived by children, Jack (Peggy) Overland Park KS, Bob, Overland Park KS, Mike (Millie) Shoreview, Shanley, Eden Prairie, Molly, Bloomington & Sally, Chicago; six grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; nieces & nephews. Elizabeth graduated from the College of St Catherine in 1937, and was married to John in 1940. They had 70 wonderful years together. In addition to volunteering at the various schools that her children attended, she served on the board of the St Paul Opera Guild, (now the Twin Cities Opera Guild) & the Jesuit Sogang University board. This group was instrumental in creating & building Sogang University in Seoul South Korea. She was a member of the Women's College Club, The Minnesota Club & the Pool & Yacht Club. Thank you to Friendship Village for the loving care. Mass of Christian Burial 11 AM Monday, March 2nd at Pax Christi Church (12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie). Visitation one hour prior to Mass. Memorials preferred to St. Catherine University, 2004 Randolph Ave, St Paul, MN, 55105, or to The Friendship Village Employee Appreciation Fund, 8100 Highwood Drive, Bloomington, MN, 55438.
 

 

 

 


Joseph Irving Lowery

Wednesday, February 25

Visitation: 9:00am
Funeral Mass: 10:00am

 


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Lowery, Joseph Irving age 85 of Bloomington, MN, passed away on February 21, 2015. Surviv-ed by loving wife of 50 years, Charlotte (Robeck); cousins, Keith, Todd (Denise), Craig (Martha), and Ann (Nancy) Elverson. Preceded in death by parents, Joseph N. and Altala Lowery. Veteran of the Korean Conflict. Joe's dedication to country, family and community, volunteering for 30 years at the Veterans Hospital and other organizations, along with being a founding member of Pax Christi Catholic Community. Visitation 9-10 AM Wednesday, February 25 with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. Private interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 17037, Mpls MN 55417. www.Washburn-McReavy.com Werness Brothers 952-884-8145
 

 

 

 


Judy M. Thurk

Saturday, January 31

Visitation: 9:00am
Funeral Mass: 11:00am

 

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Judy M. Thurk age 72 of Eden Prairie passed away Sunday January 18, 2015 at her home in Eden Prairie. Mass of Christian Burial Saturday January 31, 2015 at 11:00 am at Pax Christi Catholic Community in Eden Prairie with Father William Murtaugh as Celebrant of the Mass; visitation Saturday from 9:00 am until the time of the Mass at the church; interment St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery in St. Bonifacius. Judy was born on June 9, 1942 in Minneapolis, MN the daughter of Steve and Tillie (Urista) Varian. On August 22, 1967, Judy was married to Robert W. Thurk at St. Boniface Catholic Church in St. Bonifacius. Judy is preceded in death her parents Steve and Tillie Varian; sister Linda Varian; father-in-law Wilbur Thurk; brother-in-law Will “Punky” Thurk. Judy is survived by her loving family; husband Bob Thurk of Eden Prairie; sons Dave Thurk of Wayzata, Paul (Catherine) Thurk of Dublin, Ireland, Jeff (Angie) Thurk of South Bend, Indiana; grandchildren Jack Thurk, Michael Thurk, Ashley Thurk, William Thurk ; mother-in-law Agnes Thurk of St. Bonifacius; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Jerry Thurk of St. Bonifacius, Steve Thurk of St. Bonifacius, Teresa (Allan) Feltmann of Wahkon, Barbara (Michael) Smith of St. Bonifacius; nieces, nephews other relativs and friends. Casket Bearers are Jerry Thurk, Steve Thurk, Al Feltmann, Mike Smith, Ann Langer, Julie Hetland. Arrangements with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia. www.johnsonfh.com
 

 

 

 


William W. Peterson

Friday, January 30

Visitation: 10:00am
Funeral Mass: 11:00am

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Peterson, William W. age 85 of Eden Prairie on January 23, 2015. Preceded in death by wife, Eileen. Survived by children Mary, Catherine, Lee Ehrbright, William, Kristin Thomas (George), Amy Burke (Kevin), 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Bill was devoted to his family and valued his many friendships. He had over 50 distinguished years in the grocery business including National Tea and Rainbow Foods. He was a man of faith and generosity. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Franciscan Poor Clare Nuns, 8650 Russell Ave. S. Bloomington, MN 55431. Visitation on Friday, January 30 at 10:00 am followed by mass at 11:00 at Pax Christi Catholic Community, Eden Prairie. Private burial.
 

 

 

 


Rosemary Ann Campbell
Tuesday, December 30

Visitation: 9:30am
Funeral Mass: 10:30am
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Campbell, Rosemary Ann Age 93, of Eden Prairie, MN (formerly Crookston, MN) entered God's embrace on Christmas Day, December 25, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. Rosemary was preceded in death by her parents (Arthur and Eva Prudhomme); husband, George Marsh Campbell; sisters, Andrea Prudhomme, Lorrayn Lovette; brother, Jerry Prudhomme and son, James Campbell. Rosemary was born September 24, 1921 and resided in Crookston until 1992 when she moved to Summit Place Residence in Eden Prairie. On December 17, 1942 she was united in marriage to George Campbell in Crookston. Rosemary was a long time member of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception parish in Crookston. Rosemary and family enjoyed many summers at Birchwood Estates located at Lake Andrusia, near Bemidji. Rosemary will be lovingly remembered by her family for her unconditional love and engaged spirit. She was known as a bridge aficionado, an active shopper and going to the pool every morning to exercise. Rosemary loved her family and cherished her time with her children, grandchildren and great-grands! Rosemary is survived by daughters, Chrys (Dan) Bryant of Edina, Barbara (Mike) Tenney of Tonka Bay, Terry Tourand of Bloomington, Joan (Dave) Anderson of Eden Prairie, and Lynn Campbell of Pittsboro, IN; sons, Robert (Tamie) of Eden Prairie and Bruce (Trudi) of Bemidji; daughter-in-law, Mary Campbell of Minnetonka; 17 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Interment will be in her hometown of Crookston this summer. Memorials preferred to Pax Christi, Sharing & Caring Hands, and PROP in Eden Prairie. Mass of Christian Burial and a celebration of Rosemary's life will be held 10:30 AM Tuesday, Dec. 30, with visitation one hour prior at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. Visitation 4-7 PM Monday, Dec. 29 at: www.Washburn-McReavy.com Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400
 

 

 

 


Coleen Gayle (Rice) Meidinger
Tuesday, December 30 at Huber Funeral Home, Eden Prairie

Celebration of Life: 3:00-6:00pm
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Meidinger, Coleen Gayle (nee Rice) of Carver, MN. In the early hours of December 20th, we unexpectedly gained a very special angel. At 44 years young we lost the love of our life, my soul mate, my partner of 21 years and a loving mother. She was devoted to our "sweet boy" helping him learn and grow into the caring and kind young man he is and will continue to be. Preceded in death by her father, William Rice, and step-father, Russell Johnson. She is survived by her husband, Eric; son, Seth; mother, Judy Johnson; sister, Lori Dennis; and many other nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. A celebration of life visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 30 from 3-6 PM at the Huber Funeral Home Eden Prairie, 16394 Glory Lane, Eden Prairie, MN. Come and go as you please. A private family interment will be Wednesday at the Eden Prairie Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred for continuing support and a scholarship fund for Seth. Huber Funeral & Cremation Services Eden Prairie Chapel 952-949-4970
 

 

 

 


Gretchen Marie Ortenzio
Monday, December 29

Visitation: 10:00am
Funeral Mass: 11:00am
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Ortenzio, Gretchen Marie age 66 of Eden Prairie, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by family on Dec. 22, 2014. She is survived by her loving husband of 37 years, Thomas; daughter Julia Ortenzio, daughter-in-law Danielle Chagnon; sister, Susan Emerson; many relatives and loyal friends. She was predeceased by her parents, Vernon, Katherine and Patricia Emerson. Gretchen was an educator since 1970 and taught in Wisconsin, Oklahoma, New Jersey, Kansas, Germany and the Minnetonka school district for 20 years where she taught German and Social Studies. She touched the lives of thousands of students and motivated many to become educators themselves. She had a passion for travel, was an exchange student in Uruguay in 1965 and after marrying an Army officer, lived in Germany with her family for seven years and enjoyed cuisine and culture in over 20+ countries. Despite her illness, Gretchen set the example for living life to the fullest with a glowing smile and contagious positive energy. Her friends and relatives describe her as a life force; a courageous, determined woman who cherished her family and friends, had a zest for life and who fiercely and proudly loved her daughter, Julia. She will be deeply missed and we will always remember her optimism, adoring smile and infectious laugh. Gretchen's Mass of Christian Burial is at 11:00am, Monday, Dec 29 at Pax Christi Catholic Church in Eden Prairie (12100 Pioneer Trail, 952-941-3150). Visitation from 10:00 to 11:00am prior to the service, with luncheon to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center or Park Nicollet Frauenshuh Cancer Center, where Gretchen received world class treatment and care.
 

 

 

 


Michael Lee Erickson
Wednesday, December 17

Gathering: 10:00am

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Michael Lee Erickson, left us at the young age of 45, in Cambridge, MN, on December 13, 2014. Preceded in death by his father, Norm Erickson. Survived by son, Alex; mother, Margaret “Peg” Erickson; siblings, Steven (Laurie), Gary (Pam), Kristin (Jim) Strong, Karen (Jeff) Peterson, Jon and Andrew; nieces and nephews. Special thanks to the extraordinary staff in Cambridge where he resided along with his best friend Daisy that gave Mike a joy that words cannot express.
 

 

 

 


Ferdinand Ngwana
Saturday, December 6

Visitation: 10:00am
Funeral Mass: 11:00am

 

 

All services held at Washburn-McReavy Funeral Home; Bloomington Chapel 2300 W. Old Shakopee Rd, Bloomington, MN 55431
 

 

 

 


Evelyn Heller
Saturday, November 29

Visitation:  12:30pm
Funeral Mass: 1:00pm

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Heller, Evelyn A. age 90, of Eden Prairie, passed away Nov. 24. Survived by her children, Thomas (Sheila), Peter, Kathryn and Christopher; grandsons, Michael (Michelle), Stephen (Jodi) and Jeffrey (Abby); and great-grandchildren. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014 at 1:00 PM at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie.

 

 

 

 


Lori Marie Helmer
Wednesday, November 26

Funeral Mass: 11:00am

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Helmer, Lori Marie 51, mother, sister, daughter, friend, will be missed by everyone who knew her. Preceded in death by father Francis W. Helmer. Survived by son, John W. Grotenhuis; sister, Terri (Jim) Myers; brother, Todd W. Helmer; mother, Dori Helmer; nieces, Heather and Justine Myers, and nephew, Eric Myers; godchild Geneva Hanvik; and friend, Gary Smith. Graduate of Hopkins Lindbergh High School, class of 1981, and College of St. Benedict, class of 1985. Lori was Vice President and Senior Trust Relationship Manager for Northern Trust, Board Member of Ordway Circle of Stars, member of the Alumnae Board and the Presidents' Circle Committee at the College of St. Benedict, member of the Minneapolis Foundation Board, and many other civic organizations. Lori loved to travel, was an avid runner having completed 15 marathons, including the Boston Marathon in 1995-the last one with her son, John in 2010-and an enthusiastic skiing partner. On Thursday morning, November 6th, her passion for running brought her to an untimely death in a tragic accident resulting in immeasurable loss to all who knew her. Services will be held 11:00 am, Wednesday, November 26th at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN 55447. Reception in Lori's honor to follow. Memorials to College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, MN.

 

 

 

 


Sharon Katherine Olson
Friday, November 7

Visitation: 10:00am
Funeral Mass: 11:00am

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Olson (Pomije), Sharon Katherine age 65, of Savage, MN. Born July 20, 1949, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Nov. 2, 2014 at the Lodge Hospice Home in Burnsville after an almost 10 year battle with multiple myeloma. Survived and forever loved by her two children, Jenny Olson (Andrew) of Mpls and Tom Olson (Sarah) of Richfield; her former spouse, Glen Olson of Mpls; her father, Dr. Robert Pomije and stepmother, Bev Pomije of Peru, IL; brothers and sisters, Deborah (Michael) Forkins of Savage, Nannette (Jim) Greenfield of Minnetonka, Richard (Cheryl) Pomije of Prior Lake, Mary Pomije of Duluth, Susan (Clayton) Bosquez of Richfield, Thomas (Jane) Pomije of Lakemoor, IL; stepbrothers, Mark Kalina of LaSalle, IL, Jim Kalina of Peru, IL, John Kalina of Utica, IL; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. Preceded in death by her mother, Mary Ellen Pomije (Floyd) (1964), sister, Michelle Pomije (1964), stepmother, Jeanne Pomije (Server) (1973), brother, Robert (Bobby) Pomije (2001), stepbrother, Jeff Kalina (2006); stepsister, Katie Cloutier (Kalina) (2009); sister, Arlene Pomije (2011); and her grandparents. Sharon's greatest joy were her children, family and friends. She will be missed by us all but we will treasure all the memories shared. It broke our heart to lose you, but you did not go alone, for part of us went with you, the day God called you home. Visitation 4-7 PM Thursday, Nov. 6, Washburn-McReavy Eden Prairie Chapel, 7625 Mitchell Rd (1 blk N. of Hwy 5), Eden Prairie. Mass of Christian Burial 11 AM Friday, Nov. 7 with visitation beginning at 10 AM at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. Interment St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Burnsville. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation www.themmrf.org www.Washburn-McReavy.com Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400.

 

 

 

 


Deloris G. LeClaire
Monday, November 3

Visitation: 9:30am
Funeral Mass: 11:00am

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DELORIS G. LECLAIRE passed away peacefully on October 27, 2014 at Age 90. Deloris was born on February 19, 1924 in Butterfield, Minnesota to Albert and Caroline (nee Spehn) Silbernick. She grew up in Greenwald, Minnesota and attended Melrose High School. Deloris then married the love of her life, Richard B. LeClaire and they moved to St. Paul, Minnesota where she lived for over 56 years. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and her new great-granddaughter. Deloris enjoyed being around people and flowers. She will be remembered for her beautiful smile. Preceded in death by husband, Richard; granddaughter, Erika Timm; son-in-law, Marty Timm; and brother, Virgil Silbernick. Will be dearly missed by daughter, Carol Timm; grandchildren, Ashley (Curtis Grupe) Timm and Corey Timm; great-granddaughter, Vera Lynn Grupe; and other relatives and friends. Mass of Christian Burial 11:00AM on Monday, November 3, 2014 at Pax Christi Catholic Church, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie with a visitation from 9:30-11:00AM. Interment at Union Cemetery of Maplewood.

 

 

 

 


Frank P. Vinella
Wednesday, October 1

Visitation: 10:00am
Funeral Mass: 11:00am

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Vinella, Frank P. age 95, of Eden Prairie, died on September 27th, 2014. A graduate of Edison High School, Dunwoody and the University of Minnesota. Registered Mechanical Engineer in the state of Minnesota. Former owner and president of Terrco Inc. Served in World War II in charge of construction crews building airfields in the South Pacific. Active member of ASME, SCORE, and the Exchange Club. Preceded in death by the love of his life, Irene; daughter, Karen Jean and daughter-in-law, Sue Vinella (Keenan). Survived by children, JoAnn (Tom) Meyer, Patti (John) Kissel, Jim (Kathy) Vinella, Peter (Renee) Vinella, Mary Vinella (Lee Loeffler), Linda Vinella (Dick Byer), Debbie (Brian) Anderson, Terri Brooks (Bob Olson). Loved by 23 grandchildren: Mike, Jason, Chris, Marisa, Angie, Jeremy, Tony, Frank, Emily, Marie, Alyssa, Lauren, Steven, Molly, Dustin, Katelin, John, Amanda, Jay, Sam, Sarah, Branden and Thomas; great-grandchildren: Katelyn, Cameron, Caleb, McLaine and Gretchen. He will be dearly missed, but forever in our hearts. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to donors choice. Visitation Tuesday 5-8 PM at Washburn-McReavy Eden Prairie Chapel, 7625 Mitchell Road (1 blk N of Highway 5). Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday 11 AM with visitation one hour prior at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneeer Trail, Eden Prairie. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. www.Washburn-McReavy.com Eden Praire Chapel 952-975-0400

 

 

 

 


Phyllis Josephine Hanson
Thursday, September 18

Visitation: 9:00am
Funeral Mass: 10:00am

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Hanson, Phyllis Josephine (Myers) was born March 19, 1935 in Grand Forks, ND to Robert and Katherine Myers. She attended nursing school at the University of North Dakota before marrying Richard Hanson in August of 1954. They moved to Burnsville, MN in 1960 where they raised their family and resided for many years. Phyllis worked for St. John the Baptist in Savage and the Franciscan Retreat House in Prior Lake besides taking on volunteer positions in the Burnsville community. She was active in the League of Women Voters where she encouraged women to become involved in the democratic process. Phyllis lived for nearly a year at The Wealshire in Bloomington where she passed away on September 13. She is remembered for her love of family and dear friends. She was the consummate hostess with a brilliant smile and a kind, caring heart. Her family treasures the many memories she created as a wife, mom, aunt and grandma. Phyllis is survived by her husband, Dick, and three children - Marty (Cheryl) Hanson of Eau Claire, WI; Stephen (Katherine) Hanson of Eden Prairie; and Karen (John) Tomes of Eagan. Seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren mourn her loss, along with her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother, father, her brother, Bill, and her sister, Peg. Memorial Mass, 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Pax Christi Catholic Church, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. Memorial visitation from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at White Funeral Home (12804 Nicollet Ave.) Burnsville and one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association, Inc. 912 Killian Hill Road S.W., Lilburn, GA 30047 (www.lbda.org). White Funeral Home Burnsville 952-894-5080 www.whitefuneralhomes.com

 

 

 

 


Colleen Ann Cavara
Saturday, September 13

 

 

Funeral: 12:00pm

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Cavara, Colleen Ann (Hunt) Age 68 of Edina, MN (formerly of Larimore, ND) passed away Sept. 5th at her home peacefully. She was preceded in death by husband, Bob Phelps, Sr., and survived by her three children, Nicholas (Jackie), Benjamin (Mamiko), and Joseph; two grandchildren, Stella and Piper. Memorial service will be held at 12:00 pm Saturday, Sept. 13th at Pax Christi Catholic Community in the Chapel at 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN 55347. Private burial service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in her name to the charity of your choice.








Raymond G. Emerson
Saturday, September 13

Visitation: 10:00am
Funeral Mass: 11:00am

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Emerson, Raymond G. age 80, of Eden Prairie, passed away peacefully on Aug. 16, 2014. Preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Catherine (Sullivan) Emerson; infant daughter, Molly Ann. Survived by loving wife of 49 years, Marilyn; children, Kelly (Kimberly), Katie (Chris) Giles, Timothy (Cris), Daniel (Tanya), and Patrick (Kimberly); grandchildren, Beau, Hayden, Riley, Cory, Daniel, Garrett, Joseph, Jack, Michael, Sean, Carly, Nathan, Jenna, Gavin, Kai and Shane; siblings, Ludmilla Kaehler, Catherine Dostal and Audrey Kalgren; and many nieces and nephews. Ray was born March 29, 1934 in Minneapolis. He graduated from Southwest High school. Ray worked in the produce industry, which brought him to California for 20 years before returning home to Minnesota. Ray enjoyed watching sports, especially during the bowl season, and the NCAA tournament with his friends and family. He liked reading Louis L'Amour books, watching John Wayne movies and could play a mean game of cribbage. Ray loved playing the piano, the ukulele, and being the life of the party. There were many occasions where he would play and sing Irish ballads tirelessly throughout the night. He brought smiles and laughter to all who met him. Visitation Saturday, Sept. 13, from 10-11 AM, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM, all held at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. Private family interment. In the memory of Ray Emerson, memorials preferred to Franciscan Poor Clare Nuns, 8650 Russell Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55431. McNearney Funeral Home Shakopee 952-445-2755 mcnearneyfuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

 


Donald Albert Affolter
Wednesday, September 10

Visitation: 1:00pm
Funeral Mass: 2:00pm

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Affolter, Donald Albert Age 68 of Eden Prairie, MN died on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 in Skag-way, Alaska, while on a vacation cruise with his wife, Sharon. Don was born October 18, 1945 in Minneapolis to Walter and Clara (Schueler) Affolter. Don graduated from Mankato High School in 1963 and from Mankato State in 1972. Don and Sharon met and wed in Chicago, IL on November 29, 1974, later moving to Eden Prairie, MN in 1979. They were blessed with two children, Laura and Ryan. Don worked for over 30 years as an international tax auditor. Don was a very devoted husband, son, father, brother, and Grampy. He was a wonderful family man who enjoyed family vacations, gardening, live music, volunteering and spending time with his grandsons. In his retirement, Don was fortunate to follow his passion of world travel with Sharon. Don was a member of the Eden Prairie Optimist Club for over 30 years and served in many volunteer programs benefiting area youth. He was well known and respected in the community. Don is survived by wife Sharon; daughter Laura (Ryan) Johnson of Newtown, PA; son Ryan Affolter of Minnetonka, MN; brother Ronald Affolter of Mankato, MN; and grandsons, Benjamin, Evan, and Nolan Johnson. Preceded in death by his parents Walter and Clara; brother John Affolter, and sister Constance Affolter. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, September 10, 2014 with visitation one hour prior to the service. Fellowship reception and time to share will follow the service. All held at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN. Memorials are preferred to the Eden Prairie Optimist Club. www.Washburn-McReavy.com Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400 .

 

 

 

 


Marty G. Timm
Wednesday, August 27

Visitation: 10:00am
Memorial Service: 11:00am

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Timm, Marty G. age 62 of Eden Prairie. Grew up in Marshall, MN. A graduate of South Dakota State University with a degree in pharmacy. Practiced pharmacy for over 40 years. Preceded in death by father, Norman Timm; and infant daughter, Erika. Survived by wife, Carol Timm; children, Ashley Timm (Curtis Grupe) & Corey Timm; granddaughter, Vera Lynn Grupe; mother, Irene Timm; sisters, Linda (Leo) Heimerl & Holly (Richard) Stolp; mother-in-law, Deloris LeClaire; nieces and nephews. Funeral service Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 11 AM at Pax Christi Catholic Church, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie (952-941-3150). A visitation will take place Tuesday 5-8 PM at Huber Funeral Home, Eden Prairie Chapel, 16394 Glory Lane, Eden Prairie (1/2 mi S of Hwy 5 on Co Rd 4). Visitation also 1 hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. Interment Pleasant Hill, Cemetery, Eden Prairie. Memorials preferred to the American Cancer Society. Huber Funeral & Cremation Services Eden Prairie Chapel 952-949-4970

 

 

 

 


Larry Allen Simenson
Monday, August 18

Visitation: 9:00am
Funeral Mass: 10:30am

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Simenson, Larry Allen Born in Maddock, North Dakota on November 27th, 1946, died surrounded by his loving family on August 14th, 2014. Beloved hus band of Peggy Michel Simenson, children, Jeremy Simenson and Stacey (Corey) Ander- son. BOPS will be deeply missed by his grandchildren, Kate, Charlie and Maggie Anderson. Son of Gladys Simenson, brother of Joy Evenhus. Larry thoroughly enjoyed being a part of his large extended Michel Family. In the Army, Larry proudly served his Country during the Vietnam War. Larry enjoyed his career in education for School District 287 as a Vocational Evaluator. After retirement, Larry shared his love of cooking by creating a life skills cooking program for young adults. Larry's life with be celebrated with a Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 AM Monday (8-18) at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, with visitation starting at 9:00 AM at CHURCH. Interment at Eden Prairie Cemetery. Memorials preferred to the Marie Steiner Kelting Hospice Home or Special Olympics. Huber Funeral & Cremation Services Eden Prairie Chapel 952-949-4970.

 

 

 

 


Merle Olsen
Saturday, August 16

Visitation: 9:00am
Funeral Mass: 10:00am




 

 

 

 


Rosemary (Bolf) Daley
Wednesday, August 13

Visitation: 3:00pm
Funeral Mass: 4:00pm

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Rosemary Bolf was born on September 29, 1947 at the Hibbing’s General Hospital in Hibbing, MN. She grew up in Keewatin on the Iron Range. She attended Keewatin Elementary and graduated from Nashwauk-Keewatin High School in 1965. As a first generation American that was raised by her mother in her grandparents’ home, she learned to speak English from her friends as her family only spoke Italian. She only had one sibling, and that was her loving brother, Thomas Bolf. Rosemary attended the University of Minnesota and graduated in 5 years with 3 majors and 1 minor that focused on English, Theatre, and Music. She graduated in 1970. She continued on to obtain her Master’s degree from Hamline University in 1997. After teaching for six years, she took time off to have her children. She then became National Sales Manager for a locally based national company. This is also where she met Tim Daley, who has been her loving husband for 30 years. Later she returned to her true love and passion, teaching 7th grade English at CMS Eden Prairie until she took early retirement in June 2012. Rosemary was an active passionate Italian who loved life to the fullest. She loved her family and she didn’t just teach 150 students every day and come home. She worked on projects to inspire her students to reach for the sky as she knew they could attain any goal they wished to reach. So many that she mentored returned in the past few weeks of her life to thank her personally as her love, dedication and teaching them that they could attain any goal they wished to reach. This passion and love led many of her students to become teachers. Rosemary was always perky with a smile on her face and made people laugh with her great wit and sense of humor. She was a fantastic cook and everyone loved to be with her because her excitement and happiness rubbed off on all around her. We lost Rosemary today on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, after a 2-1/2 year battle with cancer. Her smile and positive attitude never stopped. She was loved so much by family members, colleagues, and friends. Rosemary and Tim were parishioners at Pax Christi Catholic Church in Eden Prairie since 1985. They have been active in many ministries and she served for 3 years on the Community Council. Rosemary belonged to the Woodland Hills Book Club, Bible Study, Card Club, and an International Eucharistic Community. She also worked at the CMS library on the literacy program earlier this year encouraging students to read more. Memorial Mass at Pax Christi on Wednesday, August 13, 4:00pm with visitation at 3:00pm. In lieu of flowers and gifts, please send donations to the Rosemary Daley Memorial Scholarship Fund. Please send checks payable to Rosemary Daley Memorial Fund to US Bank, 16 9th Ave North, Hopkins, MN 55343.

 

 

 

 


Tom Bierman
Wednesday, August 13

Visitation: 10:00am
Funeral Mass: 11:00am

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Bierman, Tom age 70, of Eden Prairie, died on August 8, 2014 from compli-cations of a heart attack. Survived by wife, Judy; children, Tim (Beckie) Bierman, Heidi (Brian) Nettz, David (Elizabeth) Bierman, Jody (Joe) Verdegan; brother, Jim (Shirley) Bierman; other relatives and many friends. Tom worked in Marketing at Honeywell/Alliant Tech Systems for over 30 years and was presently consulting for Polaris Defense. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred. Mass of Chrisitian Burial 11:00 AM Wed., Aug. 13, Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. Interment Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation 1 hour prior to service at the church and 4-7 PM Tuesday at: www.Washburn-McReavy.com Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400 7625 Mitchell Rd (1 blk N. of Hwy 5)

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