Funeral Notices

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Pilgram, Margaret E.

Age 85 of Bloomington, MN, passed away March 14, 2013 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital.  Born July 29, 1927 in Saint Cloud, MN to John and Rose (Swintek) Kampa.  Preceded in death by husband, Jack Pilgram; parents; sister, Mary Slaby; and brother, Arnold Kampa.  Survived by daughters, Susan (Tim) Sasse, Joyce (Tom) Heither, and Carol (Michael) Ashwood; grandchildren, Chris, Tess, Andrea, and Ryan; sister, Rita Pietruszewski.  Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, March 20, 2013 ~ 11:00 at the Church of Saint Bonaventure, 901 East 90th Street, Bloomington, MN.  Interment, Fort Snelling National Cemetery Thursday~ March 21, 2013 at 2:30 PM.  Visitation will be Tuesday, 5-8 PM at Gill Brothers Home, 9947 Lyndale Avenue So.  and one hour prior to mass at church.  If so desired, memorials may be directed to Abbott Northwestern Heart Hospital, Martin Luther Care Center or EWTN TV. 

Gill Brothers  952-888-7771

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Boxleitner, Msgr. J. Jerome Reverend Monsignor J. Jerome Boxleitner (or "Box" as he was affectionately known) was a tireless advocate for "preferential options for the poor" in the Twin Cities community. He passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at the age of 82. Msgr. Boxleitner was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1931. He attended St. Paul Seminary and was ordained to the priesthood in 1956, beginning his career as a parish priest at The Church of the Holy Name in Minneapolis. In 1963, he completed a Master's degree in social work at Catholic University in Washington D.C. Upon his return to the Twin Cities, Boxleitner became Executive Director of Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, a position he held for 35 years. Msgr. Boxleitner was a revered community leader locally and nationally. He was deeply concerned with social services and social policy, particularly those programs and issues which address the needs of the poorest of the poor. Monsignor Boxleitner began a children in crisis program at St. Joseph's Home for Children, street outreach services (Minneapolis Branches I, II, III and Dorothy Day in St. Paul), volunteer program for over 1000 people a year, an unwed mother program, drug program, many housing and emergency services programs, aging, migration, and refugee services. Msgr. Boxleitner spent a half day a week as prison chaplain at Lino Lakes for several decades. In 1992, the University of St. Thomas conferred upon Boxleitner the honorary degree of Doctor of Humanities. He also received the Morris Hursch Award for Outstanding Contributions to Social Services in Minnesota. With this award, he joined the ranks of previous winners Walter F. Mondale and Senator Hubert H. Humphrey. In addition, Msgr. Boxleitner received a medallion from Pope John Paul II in recognition of his leadership of Catholic Charities USA, a position he held from 1983-85. Upon his retirement from Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis in 1998, a Pioneer Press editorial described Boxleitner as "a cross between Michael the Archangel, a Chicago ward boss and a gruff uncle. He bears the ferocity of Michael when defending the poor, the cunning of a 1960s Chicago politician who wheels and deals, and an occasional orneriness that camouflages his passion for social justice." Msgr. Boxleitner challenged us all to put a name and a face to every individual living in poverty. He leaves a legacy of compassion, service and social justice advocacy that will inspire and motivate the Twin Cities community for generations to come. Boxleitner is preceded in death by parents, John and Theresa (Doepner) Boxleitner; sister, Dee Tobin; and niece Carol Hammer. Survived by sister, Audrey Gareis; nieces and nephews, Mary (David) Schultz, Susan (Bob) Daniel, Kathy Tobin, John Tobin, and Mark Tobin; many great- nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, March 19, 2013 10 AM at The Church of the Holy Name, 3637 11th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55407. Interment, Calvary Cemetery, St. Paul, MN. Visitation Monday 4-8 PM (7 PM prayer service) at The Church of the Holy Name and one hour prior to Mass at the church. The family would also like to thank the caregivers and staff at St. Therese Care Center for their loving support and gental care during Monsignor's stay.  Memorials may be directed to Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis or St. Therese Care Center.


                                    MINNEAPOLIS, MN         612 861 6088

Friday, March 8, 2013

81, of Bloomington passed away on March 8, 2013.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years John; children: Steven Kroenke, Valerie (John) Sutherland, and Richard Kroenke; grandchildren: Erin (Brenden) Stark, Megan Sutherland, Daniel Sutherland, and Sophia Dokken; brother, Eugene Flasch; sister Arlene Fritschmann.

She was preceded in death by her parents Edward and Genevieve (Murphy) Flasch.

Funeral Service will be on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 11 AM, at Lutheran Church of the Redemption, 927 East Old Shakopee Rd, Bloomington. Visitation will be on Monday, March 11, from 5-7 PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Ave S, Bloomington, and for one hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday. Interment will be at Bloomington Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to Lutheran Church of the Redemption or to your choice.

Bloomington                                      952.888.7771

Gill Brothers Funeral Home Minneapolis MN
Thursday, March 7, 2013

Stenseth, Arnold Corliss, age 75, of SW Mpls., passed away March 7, 2013 at the Northfield Retirement Center. “Andy” was born July 21 in Bradley, South Dakota, the son of Andrew and Clara Stenseth. He is proceeded in death by sister, Claudine Jones. He attended Wallace High School and Dunwoody where he received his Associates Degree. He married Susan Marie Woodward on October 25, 1969. Andy spent his working career as a civil engineer. He loved “train watching” and collected Lionel and “O” gauge model trains. He was meticulous and passionate in all his life pursuits. He is survived by his former wife, Susan Stenseth; children, Anna Stenseth Nickels and Jon Stenseth; and grandchildren Van and Viviana Nickels; brother, Norbert Stenseth. Visitation Tuesday, March 12, 2013 from 4-7 PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home at 5801 Lyndale Avenue in Minneapolis. Memory Sharing will begin at 6 PM.  Memorials preferred to National Parkinson Foundation Minnesota.

MINNEAPOLIS,MN  612 861 6088

Monday, March 4, 2013

Passed away Monday, March 4 at Masonic Home North Ridge in New Hope.

 Glenn was preceded in death by his mother Charlotte and father Thomas. He is survived by wife Kathy of Andover; children Brian (Cathy) of Eden Prairie, Jason of Edwards, CO, Kaleena of Mpls and Jonathan of Athens, GA; sisters Ruth of Buffalo, Donna of Mpls and Tricia of Whitefish, MT; and grandchildren Payton, Riley, Bennett and Brooklyn.

 Born in San Francisco, grew up in Montana, and finally resided in Minnesota.  Graduated from Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota with a degree in Business. Worked in retail management for 40 years, working for Kmart, Shopko, and WalMart among others.  Affectionately known as the “hardest working man in retail”. Hobbies included muscle cars, baseball and bowling.

 A memorial service celebrating Glenn’s life will be held this Friday, March 8th at 12 Noon at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, New Hope, 7300 42nd Ave North, New Hope, MN 55428.

New Hope         763.531.1777

Monday, March 4, 2013

Bette Mae Hart, age 87 of Bloomington.  Preceded in death by husband, Francis “Frank” Hart; children, Patrick, Michael and Maureen Hart; brother, Dick Zitur; sister-in-law, Audrey Zitur.  Survived by son, Terry (Barbara) Hart; daughter-in-law, Janice Hart; step-daughter, Barb (Larry) Nordby; grandchildren, Katie, Tim, Christina and Arik (Katie); great-grandchildren, Veronica, Sergio, Isaac and Zack; nephews, Dan, Jim (Linda) and Russell; niece, Nancy; family and friends.  Mass of Christian Burial 11:30 a.m, Monday, March 11th at the Church of St. Richard, 7540 Penn Ave. South, Richfield, with visitation one hour prior to Mass only.  Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Bloomington, MN   952-888-7771

Monday, March 4, 2013

Albina C. De Wolf, age 102 of Minneapolis, formerly of Willowick, OH passed away 3/4/2013. Preceded in death by parents, John and Caroline Gabrenya; brothers, Edward and Louis Gabrenya; and husband, Charles De Wolf. Survived by son, Donald (Nancy) Hoernig of Philadelphia; daughter, Patricia (Tim) of Minneapolis; 5 grandsons, 1 granddaughter; 10 great-grand children;  brother, William of Melbourne, FL;  nieces, nephews, and step-children. Former employee of Reliance Electric for 31 years, volunteer at Slovene Home for the Aged, member of Euclid Pensioners, AMLA #27 and SNPJ # 126.Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary Magdalene Church, 32114 Vine Street, Willowick, OH 44095, Friday March 15, at 11:30 AM with visitation 1 hour prior to Mass. Interment All Souls Cemetery. Memorials preferred to Colonial Acres Health Care Center, Golden Valley, MN 55422

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Arthur Victor Olson, age 84 of Minneapolis, passed away on 3/2/2013.  Survived by wife of 63 years, Nancy B. Olson; sons, Richard Olson and Charles (Lynne) Olson; daughters, Dianne (Michael) Reed and Karin (Neil) Hansen; six grandchildren, Christopher Hansen, Katherine Hansen, Nicole Hansen, Lauren Olson, Amy Olson and Sara Olson. Funeral Service 1PM, Wednesday, March 6th at Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church, 5025 Knox Ave. S., Mpls. with visitation one hour prior to service only.  Private Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery.  Memorials preferred to the Salvation Army or donor’s choice.

Minneapolis, MN   612-861-6088

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Guza, Elsie Sigrid

Age 96 of Redeemer Residence, Minneapolis, MN.  Born December 30, 1916 in Maple, Wisconsin to Alex and Elizabeth (Perala) Soyring.  Preceded in death by husbands, William Mularie and Thomas Guza.  Survived by children, William (Susan) Mularie, Lorraine (John) Chambers, and Jane Ken Knight.  Funeral service Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 1:30 pm, Gill Brothers Minneapolis Chapel ~ 5801 Lyndale Avenue South with visitation one hour prior to service.  Interment to follow at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.


GILL BROTHERS    612-861-6088




Friday, March 1, 2013

Kathleen Ann Rivett, age 89 of Bloomington on March 1, 2013. Preceded in death by husband, Richard C. Rivett; parents, John and Ann Potosnak; brother, Donald Potosnak. Survived by son, Richard (Teri) Rivett; granddaughters, Adrienne Rivett and Chelsea Rivett; great-grandson, Mika’El John Amos and brother, Robert (Myrlee) Potosnak. Kathleen retired from the Richfield Public Schools and was an active member of St. Bonaventure Catholic Community, where she was an active member of the adult choir and funeral choir. Mass of Christian Burial 11AM, Wednesday, March 6th at the Church of St. Bonaventure, 901 East 90th Street, Bloomington. Visitation, 5-8PM, Tuesday, March 5th at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Ave. S. and one hour prior to Mass at church. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery.                Bloomington, MN              952-888-7771