Keeley, Alice M.
Age 85 of Mpls. Preceded in death by husband, Gayle G. Keeley; parents Oscar and Lena Kohlwes and sister, Marilyn Maloney. Survived by sister, Dorene A. Kohlwes; nieces and nephews, David (MaryAnn) Maloney, Faith (Steve) Heimer, Hope (Bart) Hansen, and Charity (Bryan) Wyant; great-nieces and nephews. Funeral service Friday, May 24th, 2013 at 11:30 AM at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, 5645 Chicago Ave. So. with visitation one hour prior. Interment Ft. Snelling Nat'l Cemetery. If so desired, memorials may be directed to Mt. Zion Lutheran Church.
Keeley, Alice M.
Thomas “Tom” Marvin Woller, age 78, of Mpls. went home to be with the Lord on May 21, 2013. Preceded in death by both parents, Alice & Marvin; sister, Claudette; wife, Eleanor; daughter, Bonnie Jean; granddaughter, Parker Angel. Survived by loving children, Michael, Kelly (John) Anderson, & Patrick; his five beautiful grandchildren, Jordan, Kylee, Darien, Shelby, and Shannon; many other relatives, numerous friends and his cat, Cleo. Tom was a kind and beautiful man, a proud retired Letter Carrier, and a friend of Bill W. for 39 years. Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday 11AM at Incarnation Catholic Church, 3801 Pleasant Ave. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday 5-8 PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home 5801 Lyndale Ave. So. and 1 hour prior to Mass at Church. Memory sharing 6:30-7:00 PM Tuesday.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN 612 861 6088
89, passed away on Sunday, May 19, 2013
Born on May 7, 1924 in Hotchkiss, CO.
Survived by son, Donald J. (Barbara) Stenger; daughter, Sharon (Thomas) Thielen; granddaughters: Teresa (Raphael) Schneider, Joanna Thielen, and Michele (Andrew) Malsack; and one great granddaughter, Arya.
Velma graduated from Hotchkiss High School in 1942 and then attended Barnes School of Commerce in Denver. She married her husband of 67 years, Joseph, in Denver on November 24, 1945.
The couple moved around to Washington D.C., Chicago, New Orleans, and Minneapolis. Velma worked at the Daytons downtown store and retired after 20 years of service. She loved cooking, gardening, shopping. Velma loved her children and grandchildren and great grandchild.
Mass of Christian Burial will held on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 11 AM at Church of the Annunciation, 509 W 54th St, Minneapolis. Visitation will be on Wednesday, May 22, from 4:30-7 PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 5801 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, and for one hour prior to services at the church.
Interment will be at Ft Snelling National Cemetery.
Kondziolka, Patricia Ann
Age 82 of Brooklyn Park. Patricia peacefully passed away at home Sunday, May 19th, surrounded by her loving family. She courageously fought COPD for many years. This last year she was under the care of home hospice, they provided her comfort and dignity, especially during her final days. Pat was born Dec. 9, 1930 in Duncombe, Iowa. While still young her parents Roland and Ellen Ness moved to South Mpls. to escape the depressed economy of the farm. In 1948 while working as an attendant at the Nile Theater, she met her future life partner Stan. They were married June 4, 1949. In March of 1967, she announced to her husband, who was considering a retail business venture,that she would assist him and become his partner in opening a home furnishing business in Osseo. "Ill take care of our children and be your assistant." She cleaned and dusted furniture, unloaded trucks, was a sales woman and attended home furnishing markets. She set up the window covering department, made house calls to measure and provide estimates. During the morning and evening hours she was a homemaker for her seven children, the eldest a senior in high school and the youngest age four. She would often drive home, feed the family, putting them to bed then return to the store with a home cooked meal for her husband. There is no doubt we never could have made our business of 35 years a success without her. She truly was "the wind beneath my wings" said her husband. Pat was blessed with the opportunity of spending many hours working along with her family in their business. She loved painting and playing the piano. Pat is preceded in death by son, John. Survived by loving husband of 64 years Stanley; children, Theresa (Peter) Nelson, Diana Nilles, Louise (Greg) Gardner, Mark (Dona), Thomas (Theresa), and Rita (Tim) Penner; sister, Kathy (Russ) Ames; 14 grandchildren, Susie, Eric, Adam, Paul, Laura, Leah, Stephanie, Dan, Jenna, Kelly, Melanie, Michael, Joe and David; great grandchildren, Cena, Reece, Lucas, Caleb, Addison and soon to arrive Camden. The family wishes to thank the outstanding services of Fairview Hospice, especially Jody Kriese, RN. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, 11 am at the Church of St. Vincent de Paul, 9100 93rd Ave. No. Brooklyn Park with visitation one hour prior to mass. Interment St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery. If so desired memorials may be directed to CEAP, Catholic Charities, or donor's choice.
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Frank A. Warner, the charismatic entrepreneur, WWII combat veteran, antique car & boat collector, and father of 13 children from blended families died peacefully on May 17 at the age of 88. Born August 8, 1924, Frank was an Eagle Scout in Troop 98 (Kenwood) and a Crack Squad leader and ROTC graduate from Shattuck High School in 1942. After Army Officer training at Fort Benning, Frank led 1st Platoon, company E of the 47th infantry, 9th Division in France after landing on Omaha beach June 16 (D-Day 10). Frank was awarded a Purple Heart after being wounded by mortar on July 27, 1944, near Sainte-Mère-Église, France. Later he was an officer in the Army Transportation Corp “Red Ball Express”.
Frank married Mary Louise Strong in June 1948, graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1949, and is survived by three children: Susan Weil (PhD), Sheila Dickinson (Jim) and F. Todd Warner. Frank’s investment career included JM Dain, Lee Higginson and Co., and Frank Warner Securities. He led entrepreneurial ventures with White Webb Mellon, Gold Eagle Corporation, Plastison Corporation, and Hammond Industries. A lifetime resident of Minnetonka Beach, Interlachen Park, and Rolling Green (Edina), Frank was active in Fox and Hounds, Antique and Classic Boats, Sailing, Minnetonka Yacht Club, Interlachen and Lafayette Country Clubs, and the Lincoln Continental Owners Club.
Frank remarried Marjorie (Beddor) Zarling in 1974. and is survived by 10 children: Cynthia Zarling (PhD), Suzie (John) Kearns, Chris (John) Kellogg, Richard (Charlene) Zarling, Anne Zarling, Beth (Gary) Metzler, Teri (Bill) O’Rourke, Pauline (Rick) FitzGerald, Dan (Christine) Zarling and David (Kelly) Zarling, plus 21 grandchildren. Frank’s many passions included Bone Lake, WI. and his dogs Guinevere, Annie, and Cody.
Preceded in death by siblings Katherine "Petty" Warner, David Warner (Jo), Arthur B "Barney" Warner, and his wife Marjorie Beddor Warner. Survived by brother Thomas L. Warner (Barbara).
Services will be held Wednesday, May 22, 10AM, at Lakewood Chapel, 3600 Hennepin Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN 55408, (612) 822-2171, with interment at 9 AM.
BLOOMINGTON, MN 952 888 7771
Ivers, Marcella Jean "Marcy"
Age 91 of Minneapolis, died May 16, 2013. Preceded in death by loving husband, Johnny; mother, Helen Engell and her best friend and companion dog, J.J. Teddy. Survived by daughters, Sharon (Frank) Meduna and Jackie (Tom) Hartman; grandsons, Matthew and John Hartman; sister, Betty Fuhrman; her 'good boy" companion dog, Forest; and other family members and friends. Member of Annunciation Church for over 60 years, her passion was giving back to her community by volunteering with many charities. She was a longtime animal lover. Graveside serice Monday, 10:30 AM, Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. Visitation Sunday, 3-5 PM, with prayer service beginning at 3 PM. Gill Brothers Southwest Chapel, 5801 Lyndale Ave S. If so desired, memorials may be directed to the Animal Humane Society - Golden Valley, or donor's choice. "Mom, you and Dad will be with us always."
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Christina “Chrissy” Marie Gustafson (nee Olson) died peacefully Thursday, May 16, 2013 at home surrounded by her loving family and friends. Taken prematurely from us at age 39 by melanoma , Chrissy was a loving mother of two wonderful boys; Alexander Nicolas Arredondo (age 15) and Cameron Jason Gustafson (age 3).
Chrissy was born to Curtis Olson and Patricia Kreml on November 8, 1973. After graduating from Park Center High School , Chrissy worked in the medical field at North Memorial Medical Center as an Emergency Medical Technician. She was a wonderful mother, daughter, sister, friend and avid Wild hockey fan. Her positive outlook and enthusiasm for life will be greatly missed.
Chrissy is survived by sons Alex and Cam; parents Curt and Lynn Olson and Pat and James Kreml; brothers Brian (Sarah Fuller) Olson and Jonah (Sarah) Pearson, sister Alex (Mark) Theisen, grandfather Arvid Olson, in-laws Dan, Jill, Will and Laura Gustafson and many other relatives and friends.
The family wants to thank all Chrissy’s friends and co- workers from North Memorial, who were constantly at her side, organized a great benefit to help defray her medical expenses and volunteered their time and medical expertise for Chrissy once she came home.
A celebration of Chrissy’s life will be held Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 at Holy Nativity Lutheran Church 3900 Winnetka Avenue North, New Hope, Minnesota 55427
Visitation from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The celebration service will begin at 6:00 p.m. followed by food and refreshments in the Fellowship Hall.
The Family requests in lieu of flowers that any donations be made to the Angeles Clinic, (theangelesclinic.org), 2001 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404 or the American Cancer Society specifically to support Melanoma research.
BLOOMINGTON, MN 763 531 1777
Melvin Ronald Zimmerman, age 85 of Eagan. Melvin was born in Chokio, MN on June 1, 1927 and passed away May 15, 2013. He was baptized on July 1, 1927 and confirmed on April 13, 1941. Melvin quit farming in 1963 to attend Trade School in Minneapolis then worked for Collins Radio in Cedar Rapids, Iowa for 3 years. On September 3, 1966 he married Elizabeth Lucille Moonan. Melvin moved back to Minneapolis in 1967 and worked for Northwest Airlines as an airline mechanic until retiring in 1990. He is preceded in death by wife, Lucille; parents, Arthur and Martha Zimmerman; sister, Mabel Vinderslev. Survived by brother, Harold; nieces and nephews, Allan (Marie) Smith, Faye (Eddie) Pinson, Karen (Woody) Blasing, and Margo (Jim) Marks; special friends, Tom and Cathy Pich; numerous relatives and friends. Memorial Service, 10AM, Saturday, June 1st at Berea Lutheran Church, 7538 Emerson Avenue S., Richfield (612-861-7121) with visitation one hour prior to service only. Interment Resurrection Cemetery, Mendota Heights. Memorials preferred to Berea Lutheran.
Minneapolis, MN 612-861-6088
Rau, Merlin Lloyd
73, of Bloomington passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2013.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Janice; sons, John (Theresa) and David (Kelly), grandchildren, Jordon, Jarod, Anna, and Samantha; brother, Gerald Rau; and sister, Jeanette Ehrp. Merlin served in the U.S. Army from 1958-1962, he retired from the U.S. Postal Service and was a Past Commander of Post 550 of the American Legion. Funeral Service will be on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Emmaus Free Lutheran Church, 8443 2nd Ave S, Bloomington. Visitation will be from 5-8 PM on Tuesday, May 21, at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Ave S, Bloomington, and for one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday.
BLOOMINGTON, MN 952-888-7771
Eugene J. Jr. “Hump” age 78 of Bloomington. Born in Richfield on January 4, 1935. Passed away peacefully surrounded by family on May 15, 2013. We are happy to have him released from his pain and reunited with the love of his life, Helen. Survived by his brother, Donald, son, Rick (Joyce), daughters Brenda (Bahgat Elsagher), Laurie, Shelly (Steve Robinson), Amy, Cathy, Chris (Joe Dellwo), Kim (Scott Xi). He took great pride and joy in each of his grandkids: Andrew (AJ) and Michael Robinson; Kenny, Willie, and Claire Dellwo; John and Jehan Elsagher; Matt and Jessica Xi; and Emily Elsen.
Hump will be greatly missed by all. He was blessed with a loving family and great lifelong friends. He worked at Elsen service station in Richfield. At age 50 he left the family business and became a CFP with Waddell and Reed. He enjoyed his retirement years taking great loving care of our mom, playing Canadian Gin, and swapping stories with all.
“All the king’s horses and all the king’s men, couldn’t put Humpy together again”….but not for lack of trying! We deeply appreciate the loving care of the staff at Fairview Southdale Hospital, Fairview Home Health Serices and the Golden Living Center in St. Louis Park.
Mass of Christian Burial Monday 11 AM at the Church of the Assumption, 305 East 77th Street. Interment Assumption Cemetery. Visitation Sunday 2-6 PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Ave S, Bloomington, and one hour prior Mass at the church. In lieu of Flowers, memorials preferred to Assumption Cemetery Fund or Donors Choice
BLOOMINGTON, MN 952-888-7771