Funeral Notices

Gill Brothers Funeral Home Minneapolis MN
Thursday, January 16, 2014

Dennis F. Hellwig age 64 of New Hope died suddenly of a heart attack on January 16, 2014. Dennis proudly served in Vietnam with the US Navy. He loved life, reading, bicycling and long walks with his loving wife of 30 years, Fran.  Also survived by brothers, David and Darryl; mother-in-law, LaVonne Reindl; brother-in-law, Bob (Mary Beth) Jacobson; nephew, Scott; niece, Kim; great nephew, Sammy and his furry little friends, Rascal, Starsky and Hutch.  At Dennis’s request, there will be no services.

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NEW HOPE, MN           763 531 1777

Gill Brothers Funeral Home Minneapolis MN
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Michael F. LaQuier, age 63 of Richfield.  Born November 12, 1950, died January 15, 2014.  Preceded in death by mother, Bea Swanson.  Survived by loving wife and best friend, Janine; children, Michelle (Wayne), Heather (Bruce), Heidi (Tim) and Anthony; sister, Caryn; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  Celebration of life, 1:30PM, Monday, January 20th at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 5801 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis with visitation beginning at 1:00. 

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Minneapolis, MN   612-861-6088

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Dyrhaug, Juneal E.
Age 80 of Minnetonka. Preceded in death by husband Dennis and daughter Kathryn.  Survived by children, Denise (Tony) Elfelt, Kevin, Terry, Gregory (Karen), and Jeff (Mary); grandchildren, Kelly, Michael, Ben, Sara, Andrea, Stephanie, John, Alex and Jackson; great grandchildren, Lucy, Alida, and Cooper; sisters, Charlene Bohn and LaDonna Sammon.  Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, Jan 22, 11 AM, Church of St. Thomas the Apostle, 2914 West 44th St., with visitation beginning at 10 AM.  Interment Ft. Snelling National Cemetery.  If so desired, memorials may be directed to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. "To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die"

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Friday, January 10, 2014

Cathryn “Kay” McConnell Higgins of Edina, MN and Rio Verde AZ died January 10, 2014 four days before her 94th birthday. She was born in Rosebush, Michigan to Raymond and Mary McConnell. A graduate of Sacred Heart Academy and Central Michigan University, she taught Business until she moved to Detroit and worked as an executive assistant. There she met Charley Higgins (Charles W.) and they had 40 years of beautiful marriage until his death in 1988. She loved sports, both as a spectator and participant and was a terrific bridge player.She was also preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Margery Orr; Monica Kelly; Isabel Kerley; Frank McConnell; Paul McConnell; Virginia Cotter; Joan Maxbauer and Florence Kraft and an infant brother and sister. 

She is survived by her children, Ellen Sugg (Callen;) Charles Higgins (Susan) Martin Higgins; Mary Higgins and Raymond Higgins (Stefanie) and grandchildren, Jacob Johnston; Margaret Mathison (Aaron): Thomas Higgins and Kathryn Higgins; her beloved brother ,Richard McConnell (Helen) and brother-in-law, Robert Kraft and dozens of nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 11 AM, Church of St. Patrick, 6820 Valley View Road, Edina, MN.  Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery.  Visitation one hour prior to mass at church.  If so desired, memorials may be directed to Sacred Heart Academy in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan or the Alzheimer’s Association.

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Friday, January 10, 2014

85 of Richfield, passed away on January 10, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edith and Albert Sandberg, husband, Gene Stanley Bue, and brothers, Dale and Duane Sandberg. She is survived by her children, Scott, Eva (John) Fisher, Emily, and Chris; grandchildren, John III (Ashley), Katie (Andrew), Jacob, Mia (Zach), and Nicholas; sister, Marlene Dahlberg.

Funeral service will be on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 11 AM at Oak Grove Lutheran Church, 7045 Lyndale Ave S, Richfield. Visitation will be on Tuesday, January 14, from 5-8 PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 5801 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, and for one hour prior to service at the church. Interment will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Minneapolis       612-861-6088

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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Jerome D. Thompson, age 86, of St. Paul, passed away peacefully on January 9, surrounded by his loving family.  Preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister.   He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend.  He was extremely creative – always sharing his unique ideas.  His positive attitude was contagious and would light up a room.  He will be deeply missed by his wife, June (June Bug/Jo); daughters and sons,  Ann (Bill McCarron) Thompson, Julia Thompson, Sam (Kim) Thompson, Theresa (Tim) Schugel, Renee (David) Graves, Tom (Susan) Thompson and Denise (Dave) DuBay; nineteen grandchildren;  sisters, Mary Meier and Kay Busch and brother, Danny Thompson. and numerous beloved relatives and friends.  Funeral service Saturday, January 11, at 12:30pm at Mary,  Mother of the Church, 3333 Cliff Rd E, Burnsville.  Visitation at the church starting at noon.  In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Alzheimer’s  Foundation or Feed My Starving Children.

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BLOOMINGTON, MN             952 888 7771

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Olsen,

JoAnn M. age 76 of Crystal. Survived by loving husband of 58 years, Neal; children, Sherry Olsen, Chris (Jenna) Olsen, Chuck (Steph) Olsen, Karen Olsen, Jennie Westlund; grandchildren, Dan, Hannah, Haylee, Cody, Katie, and Joey; many other loving relatives and friends. Funeral Service Saturday January 18, 2014 2 PM at Lakewood Cemetery Chapel, 3600 Hennepin Ave. Interment Lakewood Cemetery. Visitation Friday January 17, 2014 5-7 PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 7300 42nd Av. North. Memorials preferred to the Dementia Care Foundation, 69531 213th St.  Darwin, MN 55324-6602

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New Hope, MN      763 531 1777

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Age 95, of New Hope. WWII 1st Lt. Army Nurse – Philippines. She taught school in a one-room rural school for three years before going to nurses training at Lutheran Deaconess, graduating in 1942. Ovidie worked as head nurse on the surgical floor and was an instructor of orthopedic and surgical nursing. Married Amos Dyrud in June of 1948 and together they served as Missionaries in Madagascar until 1969. Former Secretary to the President of AFLC. Preceded in death by husband, Rev. Amos Dyrud; and sisters, Esther Albright and Ellen Issacson. Survived by children, Peter (Judy) Dyrud, Naomi (Paul) Hanson, Rebecca Dyrud, Samuel (Mary Jo) Dyrud; 12 grandchildren, Jessica, Nicholas, Andrew, Benjamin, Philip, Sarah, Josephine, Leah, David, Paul, Hannah and Rebekah; and 20 great-grandchildren; nieces,  nephews and a host of people who loved her. Funeral service Sunday 3 PM, with visitation beginning 1 PM at AFLTS Chapel, 3120 East Medicine Lake Blvd., Plymouth. Private Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. If so desired, memorials may be directed to AFLC Bible School and Seminary or Global Health Ministries – Madagascar. Heartfelt thanks to the awesome staff of Ambassador Good Samaritan Center and North Memorial Hospice where many caregivers said “she was my friend.”

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NEW HOPE, MN  763 531 1777

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

McGary,

Thomas M. age 51 of Crystal, MN died unexpectedly on January 7, 2014.  Tom is an employee of Steinwell Plastic. Preceded in death by father, Eugene McGary.  Survived by wife, Susan (Krueger); son, Adam; mother, Carol (Harvey) Fischer; sister, Gena Walters; brother, David McGary; the entire McGary and Krueger Clans and many other relatives and friends. Funeral service Saturday January 11, 2014 11 AM at St. James Lutheran Church, 6700 46th Place North.  Private interment.  Visitation Friday January 10, 2014 4-8 PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 7300 42nd Ave North and one hour prior to service at church.  Memorials preferred to the Adam McGary Education Fund.

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Monday, January 6, 2014

Walsh, Michael W. 58, Bloomington, MN, passed away at home. Survived by brother, Pat Walsh; brother-in-law, Dave McCarthy; niece, Maggie and nephew, Brian. Predeceased by parents, Shelley & Ginger and sister, Betsy McCarthy. Mass of Christian Burial at The Church of St Patrick, 6820 St. Patrick's Lane (Chapel) Edina on Thursday, January 9th at 4:00 pm. Visitation one hour prior to the mass. Private burial. Mike will be deeply missed by all who loved him.

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Minneapolis, MN            612-861-6088