Funeral Notices

Friday, July 19, 2013

Shirley Kay Rychel, age 78, passed away on July 19, 2013.  Preceded in death by parents, George and Olga Brownbridge; siblings, George Brownbridge, Bette Gnade and Doris Griffith.  Survived by children, Valerie (Thane) Davis, Ron (Blanche) Rychel, Leslie Rychel and Julie (Chris) McClement; grandchildren, Kristina, Alex, Meredith, Lauren, Brett, Allison and Madison.  Funeral Service 11AM, Tuesday, July 23rd at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 5801 Lyndale Ave. S., Mpls. with visitation one hour prior to service only.  Interment Oak Hill Cemetery, Mpls.  Memorials preferred to the Arthritis Foundation.

Minneapolis, MN          612-861-6088

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Gerald Edward Jones, "Jerry" age 72 of Bloomington passed away July 18, 2013.  Preceded in death by parents, Edward & Muriel Jones and brother, Dick Jones.  Survived by brother, Edward Jones; nieces, nephews and other family.  Funeral service 11:00 a.m., Thursday, July 25th at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Avenue South, Bloomington with visitation one hour prior to service only.  Interment Bloomington Cemetery.  Memorials preferred to the family.

GILL BROTHERS               Bloomington Chapel         952-888-7771

Gill Brothers Funeral Home Minneapolis MN
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Born in Minneapolis on December 25, 1932 and died on July 17, 2013

Preceded in death by wife, Joan.

Survived by Kathy Frey; 4 children, James (Teresa), Jeannine (Dan Finnelly), John, and Jeffrey (Eric); 12 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren; brother, Don (Joyce); sister, Maggie (Harry Alton); and special friends, Steve and Martha Frey.

Memorial Service will be on Friday, July 26, at 11 AM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Ave S, Bloomington. Visitaion will be on Thursday, July 25 from 4-8 PM at Gill Brothers, and for one hour prior to service on Friday. There will be a luncheon following the service.

In Lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to the New Voice Club of Hennepin County, or the donors choice


                      Bloomington, MN                                     952-888-7771


Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Marcella (Marcey) Elaine Mills, (Garvey)

Marcella was born June 21, 1926 and was called to her eternal home on July 16, 2013.  Most beloved wife of Eugene G. Mills and loving Mother to Barb and Tim Ruff and Cindy and Dave Glessner.  Grandma Marcey to Jenny and Andrew Antolik, Andrew Glessner,  Madeline and Anna Ruff. Great Grandma Marcey to Evangeline, Hollister and Hudson Antolik.

Loving sister in law to Donna and Bob Zellner, Sharon Mills, Marilyn and Ken Iverson.  Much thanks to all of them for their continual love and support.

Cherished Auntie Marcey to Candee and Tom Goodman, Debbie and Mike Mirau, Rick and Pam Hedstrom, Penny and Rich Fick, Meri and Brian Santos, Mike and Kay Hedstrom, Liz Gagnon, Danny Mills, Michael and Kari Mills, Kathy Rogers, David Crain, Charlot and John Kusick, Greg and Fran Iverson, Ken and Sue Iverson, Dawn Johnson, Kristin and Doug Jones, California nieces Kathy, Margaret and Becky along with many great nieces and nephews.

Special Mother and Grandmother to Jim and Geralynn, Angela, Ellen, Brianna and Tim Bluhm.

Marcey  goes home to join her parents, Irene and James Harry Garvey, brother Richard, sisters Margie and Bette, beloved brother in law Bill and dear friend Gert.

Born in Cleveland Ohio,

Marcey moved to Minneapolis at an early age.  She enjoyed a career at North American Life and Casualty Insurance Co.   She joyfully married Eugene Mills on Feb. 2, 1952 and moved to their current home in Richfield 57 years ago. 

Marcey has been an active member of St. Peters Parish for over 57 years, having spent countless hours volunteering along with Gene on the weekly hot dog lunch program, the annual Spaghetti Dinner, Pete’s Boutique, the funeral lunch committee and was a leader of the prayer request chain. Marcey was chairman of the Social Committee and helped to run the annual bake sale. She was also a member of St. Peter’s Calendar Club, the VFW Auxiliary, American Legion Auxiliary, and was both an active member and volunteer in the Knights of Columbus Women’s Auxiliary,

Marcey was an accommplished homemaker and loved entertaining her many card clubs, golf, bowling, music and dancing, travel, shopping, and a casino stop now and then on the way to her beautiful cabin on Bay Lake. 

Special thanks to dear friend Mary Kaluza for providing years of friendship and beautiful hair for mother.

Mom and Dad have provided us all with an example of true love and devotion.  Married for 61 years, we have witnessed what it truly means to care for and take care of one another.  They have celebrated their life and love together each and every day with countless examples of nurturing and tenderness.

Mass of Christian Burial Friday, July 19th, 10:30am at the Church of St. Peter, 6730 Nicollet Ave. So.  Interment Lakewood Cemetery.  Visitation Thursday 5-8pm Gill Brothers SW Chapel 5801 Lyndale Ave. So and one hour prior to Mass at Church.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Marlys Joan (Campion) Mullen, 77, of Bloomington, passed away at Edina Care Center July 15th. Preceded in death by infant daughter, Patricia, and loving husband, Richard.  Survived by children, Catherine (Michael Lewinski) Everson, Mary (Warren) Huff, Rick, Janette, Colleen (Wayne) Schumack, David, Dan; nineteen grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; brother, Michael (Mary Lou) Campion; sister, Judy Sharp and dear sister in law, Bonnie Campion; many loving relatives and friends. Marlys was devoted to her family and she will be greatly missed. Marlys spent her last days at the Edina Care Center where she received loving care from the staff and also from the Fairview hospice care team. Visitation Thursday July 18th, 4-7 PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Avenue South and one hour prior to mass on Friday. Mass of Christian Burial Friday, 10 a.m. at The Church of Nativity of Mary, 9900 Lyndale Avenue South, interment at Bloomington Cemetery. Memorials preferred to Nativity of Mary or Knights of Columbus Marian Council number 3827.

                                          BLOOMMINGTON, MN   952 888 7771

Monday, July 15, 2013

Wacker, Audrey Angeline

Age 81 of Mahtomedi formerly of Bloomington, MN.  Born August 11, 1931 in St. Cloud, MN to Edward and Gladys (Kise) Pull.  Former teacher Bloomington-Jefferson High School and Nativity of Mary Church.  Preceded in death by husband, Robert J.; sons, David and Patrick; and son-in-law, Kevin Leichtnam.  Survived by children, Carolyn Ann Wacker, Paul Charles (Julie) Wacker, Susan Marie Leichtnam and daughter-in-law, Holly Wacker; grandchildren, Brian (Suzanne), Catherine, Elizabeth, Daniel, Laura, Jennifer, Ann, Steve and Tim; 2 great-grandchildren; brother, Dr. David Pull (Sigri).  Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 10 Am at the Church of the Nativiity of Mary, 9900 Lyndale Avenue South.  Interment Resurrection Cemetery.  Visitation Wednesday 5-8 PM AT THE CHURCH and one hour prior to mass.  If so desired memorials may be directed to Nativity of Mary School or the Alzheimer's Association.


                                             BLOOMINGTON, MN     952 888 7771

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Elyse Hope Finseth, Nov 18, 2012-Jul 14, 2013.

 Elyse Hope was born on a Sunday morning and passed away on a Sunday evening. Months before she was born, her sister, Aubrey, emphatically named her Angel; she would join the angels sooner than any of us knew. At four weeks of age, she was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder, hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH). She endured several rounds of chemotherapy in preparation for a Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT). She spent much of her life at Amplatz hospital in Minneapolis, where she battled courageously through many infections, a clot in her heart, and several trips to the ICU. Elyse passed away before she could receive the transplant.


We will remember Elyse’s contagious smile, her brilliant eyes and long eyelashes, and her attentive gaze. She was a sweet, beautiful little girl who captured the hearts of countless visitors, hospital staff, and especially family. She was an unpredictable little pumpkin until the very last moment. Her response to treatment seemed to be a continual anomaly, puzzling doctors, staff, her parents, and everyone but Jesus himself. She greeted Jesus after an evening of hymns, psalms and spiritual songs, sung by family and close friends. “The LORD gave and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.” Job 1:21


Elyse is survived by parents, Karsten & Joni (Lang) Finseth, siblings Aubrey (4) & Isaac (3), Grandparents Bjorn & Barbara Finseth (Fergus Falls, MN), Eric & Sue (Otnes) Wilken (FF, MN), Gary & Connie (Kusler) Lang (Plevna, MT), Great Grandmothers Judy (Hauptli) Otnes (FF, MN), Betty (Schueler) Kusler (Baker, MT), and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins. She is preceded in death by Great Grandparents Emery Otnes (FF, MN), Erling & Dorine Finseth (Underwood, MN), Christ & Ida Lang (Plevna, MT), LeRoy Kusler (Baker, MT).


Funeral Service 11AM, Thursday, July 18th at Riverside Reformed Church, 10201 Nicollet Ave. South, Bloomington.  Visitation, 4-7PM, with prayer/rememberance service at 6:30PM, Wednesday, July 17th at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Ave. S.   

GILL BROTHERS           Bloomington Chapel         952-888-7771

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Carol Kass, age 81, of Bloomington, Minnesota, passed away on July 11, 2013, 19 years to the day after the death of her husband, Raymond J. Kass.  Also preceded in death by parents, Norbert and Augusta (Krueger) Bergeron; daughter, Debra Rapacz; sisters, Barbara Reynolds and Marlys Baerwald; brothers, Duane, Sherman, and James Bergeron.  Survived by her children, Michael (Ann) Kass of East Dubuque, IL; Thomas (Jean) Kass of Richfield, MN; Steven (Mary) Kass of Shueyville, Iowa; Jeanne (Thomas) Armstrong of Oakdale, MN; Sharon (Don) Thompson of Inver Grove Heights, MN; Patrick (Patty) Kass of Billings, MT; Greg Kass of New York City, NY; Laura Kass of Cranford, NJ; and Andrew (Annie Bosacker) Kass of St. Paul, MN; son-in-law Walt Rapacz of Plymouth, MN; nineteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  Also survived by two sisters, Shirley (Frank) Berger and Judy (Mike) Ertelt, a brother, Robert (Sandy) Bergeron; and many more family members and friends.  She married Raymond J. Kass on Sep. 1, 1947, at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church, Minneapolis.  She lived in Dubuque, Iowa for 48 years before returning to the Twin Cities area, where she has resided for the last 18 years.  Carol was a strong and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.  She was an accomplished seamstress, and she made the world’s best apple pie.  Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at 11 AM at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, 7025 Halifax Ave. N., Brooklyn Center, MN.  Visitation will be on Monday, July 15, from 5–8 PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 7300 42nd Ave N, New Hope, MN, and for one hour prior to Mass at Church Tuesday.  A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 AM Friday, July 19, at Resurrection Catholic Church, 4300 Asbury Road, Dubuque, Iowa.  Visitation will be at 9 AM at the Church.  Interment, Resurrection Cemetery.



                                NEW HOPE, MN                763 531 1777

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Christensen, Lois M.

Age 82 of New Hope, MN.  Born April 1, 1931 in Lake Mills, Iowa to Lewis B. and Mable C. (Sondrol) Hagen.  Preceded in death by parents; sister Arlene (Alfred) Sorbo; and brother Wallace Hagen.  Survived by husband Donald W.; children Jane (Mike), Eric (Jill), and Amy; granddaugher Lindsay (Lider); great-granddaughter Marisol; brother Rev. Levine (Grace) Hagen; and sister-in-law Catherine Hagen.  Memorial service SATURDAY, JULY 20, 2013 ~ 11 AM at Holy Nativity Lutheran Church, 3900 Winnetka Avenue North, New Hope, MN 55427.  Private interment.  Visitation at the church one hour prior to service.  If so desired, memorials may be directed to Holy Nativity Lutheran Church or Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. 


                                          NEW HOPE, MN             763 531 1777

Gill Brothers Funeral Home Minneapolis MN
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Craig William Bergman, age 65 of Apple Valley on July 10, 2013.  Preceded in death by parents, Parker and Pearl Bergman and brother, Bob.  Survived by wife, Nancy; children, Michael, Aaron and Sasha; sister, Barbara (Ray) Hand and many nieces and nephews.  Mass of Christian Burial, 11:00AM Tuesday, July 16th at The Church of the Incarnation, 3817 Pleasant Ave. S., Mpls.  Visitation Monday, July 15th, 4-7PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 5801 Lyndale Ave. S., Mpls. and one hour prior to Mass at church.  Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to Smile Train.

Minneapolis, MN     612-861-6088