Mayhew, Harold of Bloomington, formerly of Duluth died on Saturday, November 26, 2011. Survived by wife, Katie; children, Bill (Mary), Cathy Williams, Mick (Kathy); sister, Marjorie Sullivan; grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, William and Florida; sons, Rick and Patrick. Visitation Tuesday, November 29, 2011 from 4-7 PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Ave S. Bloomington. Mass of Christian Burial, 11:30 AM Wednesday at St. Richard's Catholic Church, 7540 Penn Ave S. Mpls with visitation starting one hour prior. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. www.GILLBROTHERS.com Bloomington, MN 952.888.7771
Arneson, Theodore J., Jr. "Ted"
Ted, 87, died peacefully Monday, November 21. Born May 20, 1924 in Baker, Oregon to Drs. T.J. and Ella M. Arneson. He attended Kenwood School, and graduated from West High School in Minneapolis in 1942. He spent many summers at his aunt and uncle's farm in Iola, Wisconsin. Ted displayed a knack for mechanics at an early age and claimed that the foundation of his company was the bicycle repair shop he and his brother Harold operated out of the family garage. In 1946 they founded Professional Instruments Company to manufacture an optometric therapy device invented by their father. Ted and Harold's superb work eventually caught the attention of such discriminating customers as Honeywell and IBM, and the company grew into a world renowned manufacturer of ultra high precision air-bearing spindles and sophisticated mechanisms.
Ted was involved in many civic and trade organizations including the Lowry Hill Homeowners Assoc., the National Tool and Die Assoc., the Minnesota Precision Machining Assoc., and the Minnesota Chamber. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society for Precision Engineering in 2004. A long time advocate on behalf of the mentally ill, he and his wife Ruth established the Drs. T.J. and Ella M. Arneson Chair in Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota. He spent his life in the pursuit of knowledge, precision and charity. The world is a better place due to Ted's efforts, and we honor his memory.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years Ruth; sister Alice Ohnesorge (Clark); children Mary (Dale Hammerschmidt), Nancy McClure (Walter), Jim (Deb), Martha, Paul (Sue), and Dave (Srisuda); son-in-law Steve Ecklund; grandchildren Vicky, Erika, Ted, Karl, David, Matthew, Carly, Sonja, Charlotte, Katie, Henry, Peter, Laura, Chris, Sam, Helen and Anna; great-grandchildren Jesse, Becky, and Andy; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by sisters Harriet, Donna and Lorraine, and brothers Les and Harold. The family wishes to thank Jenny Morgan and the staff at Breck Homes in Bloomington for the kindness and loving they gave Ted over the past year.
Visitation Friday, December 9 from 4-7PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 5801 Lyndale Ave. S. in Minneapolis. Memorial Service Saturday, Dec. 10, 11AM at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 715 Minnetonka Mills Rd., Hopkins. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Dr. Chaska, MN 55318 or NAMI Minnesota at 800 Transfer Rd. Suite 31, St. Paul, MN 55114 or donor's choice.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN 612 861 6088
Julia M age 85 of formerly of Bloomington. Preceded in death by husband, Roy K. Survived by son, Gary (Cindy Reit) Erickson; granddaughter, Shannon (Chris) Ciardelli, great grandchildren, Gino and Grace; brothers, Tony and Kenny Dalbec; sisters, Yvonne, Geraldine and Arlene. Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday November 29, 2011 10 AM at the Church of the Nativity of Mary, 9900 Lyndale A. S. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday one hour prior to mass at church only. Memorials preferred to Alzheimer’s Association-MN (www.alz.org/mnnd/).
BLOOMINGTON, MN 952 888 7771
MacDonald, John Angus
Age 95 of Minneapolis. Born March 14, 1916 in Stillwater, MN to Robert and Josephine (Clarey) MacDonald. Passed away peacefully on November 18, 2011 at Mt. Olivet Careview Home. John was a WW II veteran and worked at the Federal Reserve where he started in the mailroom and retired as Senior VP after 44 years. Preceded in death by wifes, Marilee and Patricia Worthing; sisters Ann and Dodo. Survived by sons, Mike (Kate), Tom (Pam), Jim (Chris), and Steve (Cindy); grandchildren, Emily, Brendan, Andrew, Paul, Jennifer, and Claire; 7 great grandchildren; brothers, Robert and Daniel; nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, 10:30 AM, Church of the Visitation, 4530 Lyndale Avenue South, Mpls. with visitation one hour prior to Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Mt. Olivet Careview Home, where he was lovingly cared for by a great staff. John was a wonderful gentleman and a kind, dedicated father.
Gill Brothers 612-861-6088
Huber, Dorothy Marie
Age 89, died Wednesday, November 17, 2011. Dorothy was born in North Dakota on July 13, 1922 to Earl and Frances Perkins. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Herbert; son-in-law, Tim Amerud; and brother Earl Jr. Survived by children, Hartley (Lisa) and Marge Amerud; grandchildren, Christy (Todd) Sandberg, Carleen (Jeff) Ostby, Nic (Heather) Amerud, Jenny (Mark) Sheper, and Emma (Jared) Gallagher; 7 great grandchildren; sisters, Frances Phyle and Ruth Laughlin; brother, Stan Perkins. Funeral service will be Tuesday, 11:30 AM at the Gill Brothers New Hope Chapel ~ 7300 42nd Avenue North, New Hope, MN with visitation one hour prior to service. Interment ~ Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
Gill Brothers 763-531-1777
Barrett, Timothy C.
61 from Minnetonka
On November 15, 2011 Tim passed from this life to eternal life with the Lord. Tim was born August 2, 1950 as a twin with his brother Tom to Robert L. & Barbara (Elaine) Barrett Sr. in Rock Island, IL. Tim’s passion for life and all it offered was to be admired. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and outdoorsman. Tim spent many summer days chasing fish on local lakes with his son Connor. He also loved coaching Connor’s baseball teams. Tim in his earlier years traveled to Alaska to fish with his brother’s Tom, Rob and numerous friends. If you didn’t know how to fish Tim would teach you. If you knew how to fish you were fair game for a call to go fishing. Tim’s motto, “A Bad Day of Fishing was better than a Good Day at Work”. After loosing a close friend in the Vietnam Conflict in 1968, Tim joined the Marine Corp. Tim’s MOS was a M60 machine gunner. Tim’s passion and valor was recognized and he was advanced to Lance Corporal and lead gunner. Tim, while in the Viet Nam conflict truly understood the Marine Corp motto of “No Man Left Behind”. He was Honorably Discharged from the military in late 1969 and was awarded the Purple Heart because of his injuries and dedication to duty. After Tim’s military service he went to work as an Ironworker for LH Soules and enjoyed working on many of the buildings we know today as the IDS Center and other notable structures. Tim if you knew him was quite the salesperson and developed that trait into sales of material handling equipment throughout the state. His last career move was to join Thomas Bren Homes as Project Manager. Tim was preceded in death by parents Robert SR. and Elaine Barrett and his brother, Fredric (Ric). Tim is survived by his wife Jan, son Connor, sister & brother in law Susan & Bill Cochrane, twin brother Tom Barrett, brother and sister in law Rob Jr. & Barbara Barrett and honorary brother and sister Larry & Julie Miller. He will be missed by many other relative and friends. The family extends a special “Thank You” to David Srock and brother in law Bill Cochrane from the Oder of the Purple Heart office for all their help and support. Mass of Christian Burial Monday 11 AM at the Church of St. Joan of Arc, 4537 3rd Ave. So. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Visitation Sunday 2-5 PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 5801 Lyndale Ave. So. And 1 hour prior to mass Monday at church. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the North Memorial Hospice program at www.northmemorial.com or to The Mayo Clinic for Cancer Research at www.mayoclinic.org under the patient care heading.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN 612 861 6088
Larson, Evelyn M.
Age 94 of Minneapolis. Born April 27, 1917 in St. Paul, MN to John and Elizaabeth (Kryzer) Lachowitzer ~ died November 15, 2011. Preceded in death by husband, Kenneth H.; son, Bruce C. ; grandson, Timothy; and sister, Eleanor Hafner. Survived by son Greg and wife Joey; daughter-in-law, Janet Larson; grandchildren, Scott (Lisa) Larson, Karin (Ken) Dayton, Jackie (Mark) Schuch, Barton Larson, Michael (Stacie) Larson, Christopher Larson, and Jennie Strunk; sister, Dorothy (Leo) Kurkowski. Funeral service, Wednesday, 1:00 PM at the Walker Chapel, 3737 Bryant Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55409. Interment Lakewood Cemetery. Visitation one hour prior to service. If so desired, memorials may be directed to Allina Hospice.
Gill Brothers 612-861-6088
Thomas Hugh Boulay, Edina, passed away Nov. 13, 86 ½ years after his first smile.
He was preceded in death by parents Joseph A. Boulay and Louise (Mealey) Boulay, Edina; brothers Austin and David Boulay, sister Jeannine (Boulay) Ryan and grandson Alex Boulay.
Survived by loving wife of 35 years, Charlotte (Curtin, Peterson) Boulay; sons, Tom, Pat, John, Tim and Dan Boulay, their mother, Mary Frances; step sons Dave, Tom, and John Peterson; step daughters Mary Jean Bauer, Liz Hollway, Katie Shillock; 25 grandchildren, 7 great grand children; sister Audrey (Boulay) Paulet and dozens of nieces and nephews.
After graduating St. Thomas Military Academy in 1944, he served in the U.S. Naval Air Corp. and later graduated from the College of St. Thomas. His career in sales spanned more than 60 years – his last commission check was in March. He was a loving father to two families, a constant friend who visited and tended to those in need, a faithful servant of the church, a gadget nut and tinkerer, a man of great humor and a constant smile.
He was active in Serra Club, Ham and Eggs, Gyro Club, and attended daily Mass for more than 30 years and attended hundreds of recitals and sporting events of his beloved grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 18 at The Church of Our Lady of Grace, 5051 Eden Ave in Edina. Visitation is Thursday Nov. 17, 4 to 8 p.m. at Gill Brothers Funeral Home,(please note the Bloomington location) 9947 Lyndale Ave. So., BLOOMINGTON and 1 hour prior to mass at church. Memorials preferred to the Little Sisters of the Poor.
BLOOMINGTON, MN 952 888 7771
Vader, Eugene "Gene" Joseph Jr.
Age 81, of Minnetonka, passed away peacefully on November 11, 2011. Born to Gene and Rose Vader in Kansas City, Kansas, where Gene spent his early years before attending Maur Hill Prep and St. Benedict's College ('56) in Atchison. His time at college was interrupted by four years of US Navy service as a journalist, an occupation he pursued for a time upon his return, covering sports for local newspapers. Gene married Kathy (Gammon) in 1957 and began his career in foodservice equipment sales at Koch Refrigeration of Kansas City, moving from inside sales to factory representative for their Chicago-based sales territory. He joined Okinow Sales in Minneapolis in 1967, which became the Vader and Landgraf manufacturer's representative agency where Gene remained president until his retirement in 2004. He served as president of the national Manufacturers' Agents Association for the Foodservice Industry (MAFSI) in 1987. A devoted golfer and student of the game, Gene took in new courses wherever his travels took him and was an active member of Minnesota Valley Country Club from 1968. He was involved with his community at parishes in Minneapolis and Minnetonka and volunteered for years reading news and feature stories for listeners of Minnesota Radio Talking Book. He loved his family, his many friends, good writing, and clear thinking. Gene is survived by wife, Kathy; children, Laurie Zelesnikar (Jerry), Leah (Lynne Huskinson), Peter (Heidi), and Paul (Pahoua Lee) Vader, and Gretchen Ritschel (Peter); grandchildren, Ben, Max, Maria, and Jacquelyn Bailey, Robert Zelesnikar, Shane and Leo Vader, Kaiser and Margret Ritschel. Preceded in death by sister, Jacque McNichols. Mass of Christian Burial 10AM, Friday, November 18tyh at The Church of St. Olaf, 215 South 8th Street, Mpls.(612-332-7471). Interment following at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. Visitation 4:00-7:00PM Thursday at Gill Brothers Funeral Chapel, 5801 Lyndale Avenue South,Minneapolis. Memorials preferred to Sharing and Caring Hands.
Sometimes a Republican Sometimes a Democrat Always a Catholic
GILL BROTHERS Minneapolis Chapel 612-862-6088 www.gillbrothers.com