Funeral Notices

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Evelyn Florence Hiebeler, age 91 of Bloomington. Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, died peacefully on August 14, 2013. Preceded in death by son, James and 10 siblings. Survived husband of 68 years, Leo; children, Robert (Marilyn) Hiebeler, Mary (Douglas) Nick, Richard (Colleen) Hiebeler, Barbara (Arthur) Gering, Virginia (Jose) Lozano, David Hiebeler and Susan Dunn; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and sister, Venita Willets; sisters-in-law, Arlene and Jenny Joynt; many nieces and nephews. Evelyn was a registered nurse at Methodist Hospital for over 20 years.  She enjoyed golfing, playing bridge, baking, crocheting, knitting and spending time with her family.  Mass of Christian Burial 10AM, Monday, August 19th at the Church of the Nativity of Mary, 9900 Lyndale Ave. S., Bloomington with visitation beginning at 9AM.  Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery.  Memorials preferred to the American Cancer Society or The Church of the Nativity of Mary.

Bloomington, MN    952-888-7771

Gill Brothers Funeral Home Minneapolis MN
Tuesday, August 13, 2013

91, was called to heaven and reunited with his beloved wife Ann on August 13, 2013.

Robert is survived by his children, Donald, Gary (Connie), and daughter, Barbie (Steve); granddaughter, Julie (Aaron); and great grandsons, Caidan and Brantley. He is also survived by brothers, Lee, Neal; sister, Mary Kay; sister-in-law, Darlyne, and many other family members.

Bob served in the Marine Corp overseas during WWII and was extremely proud of his military service. When he returned home he was united in marriage to Ann, his wife of nearly 65 years, and together they raised their family. Bob’s devotion to his family and his commitment to caring for Ann after she became ill was extraordinary. The strength and the bond between the two of them was inspirational.

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 11 AM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Ave, S, Bloomington. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to NAMI MN, 800 Transfer Road, Suite 31, St Paul, MN. 55114, 651-645-2948

Bloomington                      952-888-7771

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Swanberg, Bernice I.

Age 90 of Golden Valley, MN.  Born August 10, 1922 in Forest City, Iowa to Elmer and Inger (Agrimson) Holland.  Preceded in death by husband, William Charles Swanberg.  Survived by children, Bruce (Kathleen) Swanberg, Terry Swanberg, and Lynette Swanberg; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  Funeral service Sunday, August 11, 2013 at Gill Brothers Funeral Home  (New Hope) ~ 7300 42nd Ave North with visitation beginning at 3 PM.  Interment Monday, August 12th at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.


            NEW HOPE, MN.     763-531-1777

Tuesday, August 6, 2013


Donna M. age 83 of Bloomington, MN formerly of South Minneapolis passed away peacefully on August 6, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. Donna’s  influence, humorous nature and spirit will be with all who knew her forever. Preceded in death by her husband, Jack and the last surviving child of Mark and Mimi Coleman’s 6 children.  Survived by children, Michael, Gary (Jane), Mark, Kathleen Collier; grandchildren, Dawn, Cari, Rachel, Craig; 11 great grandchildren. Visitation Saturday August 10, 2013 from 9:30-11:00 AM with Mass to follow at 11:00 AM at the Church of St. Joan of Arc, 4537 3rd Ave. So. Private interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery.   Thanks to the great staff at Wealshire of Bloomington for the wonderful care of our Mom.  Memorials preferred to a charity of your choice.

BLOOMINGTON, MN      952 888 7771

Gill Brothers Funeral Home Minneapolis MN
Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Donald Thomas Jarvis, age 90, died on August 6, 2013 after a brief illness. Preceded in death by Patty, beloved wife of 52 years, and wife, Marcia (married in 2001); parents Rowling and Anna Jarvis; brother, Richard Jarvis. He is survived by brother, Robert Jarvis; sisters Rosemary (Richard) McHugh and Ann Fogel; children Nancy (James Wheeler), Donna (Rob) Ries, Jim (Nancy Nistler), Tom (Laurie) and Marie (Robert) Versen; 13 delightful grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

After serving in the Army in WWII, Don raised his family with Patty in MN 1950’s fastest-growing suburb of Richfield. He was an active parishioner at St Peter’s Catholic Church for 63 years, volunteering many hours with numerous church activities and also Boy Scout Troop 335. He spent the heart of his career working at Univac/Unisys as a technical writer in the early years of main frame computers, and upon his retirement in 1987, enjoyed many happy hours at his cabin “up north”, spending time with his family and playing Sudoku.

Mass of Christian Burial, 10:30 AM Saturday, August 10th at the Church of St Peter, 6730 Nicollet Avenue, Richfield, MN with visitation beginning at 9:30 AM. A light lunch will follow.  Private Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials preferred to St Peter’s Church.

Minneapolis, MN   612-861-6088

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Yunker, Robert N.

Age 72 of Bloomington, MN.  Born February 9, 1941 in Minneapolis, MN to LaFayette and Dorothy (Crusot) Yunker.  Preceded in death by parents; son, Scott; and sister Yvonne Gunnik.  Survived by wife, Ginny; sons, Todd, Shawn, Jim (Lori), Jeff and Jonathan; 12 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.  Memorial service ~ Monday, August 5, 2013 ~ 3:00 pm at Gill Brothers Bloomington Chapel, 9947 Lyndale Avenue So. 

Gill Brothers  952-888-7772

Gill Brothers Funeral Home Minneapolis MN
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Anthony “Tony” Lesinski Minneapolis, MN age 86

 Tony passed away peacefully on July 31st after a long illness. Born on a farm in Sobieski, MN, Tony was the youngest child born to Frank and Frances Lesinski.  After proudly serving in the Army, Tony moved to Mpls and started a business career.  He went on to own and operate several dump body and steel fabrication businesses in the Twin Cities area. In his spare time he enjoyed playing cribbage and watching his beloved Minnesota sports teams.  He was a lifetime member of the American Legion. Tony is preceded in death by wife, Mary and is survived by children, Lori, John, Jeanne and Frank; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral Mass will be at Gill Brothers Funeral Home in Mpls. on Tues., August 6th at 11 am, with visitation one hour prior.  Light lunch will follow.  Burial at Ft. Snelling Cemetery. Flowers can be sent to Gill Brothers, 5801 Lyndale Ave. S., Mpls., MN 55419, (612) 861-6088. Or memorial donations to St. Benedict's Monastery, 104 Chapel Lane, St. Joseph MN, 56374.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN   612 861 6088

Monday, July 29, 2013

Allen, Mary Louise "Hookie" age 83, of Bloomington. Survived by sons, Jack (Jean) and Brad; grandsons, David and Ryan (Brittany) Plouffe. Preceded by husband, Dale; mother & father, Elsie and Frank Hook. One sister, Em Meyer, and many close extended family and lifelong friends.

 Mary Lou spent her childhood between Ironwood, MI and Washington, DC. Her father was a US congressman; she authored his biography, "Fightin' Frank," and remained active in DFL. She was a Camp Galilee counselor. She married her childhood friend, Dale, in 1955. They raised two boys and the family enjoyed traveling across the country in their pop-up conversion van. Active in golf, softball, and tennis; backyard swimming instructor, quarterback, and pitcher. She  enjoyed a lifelong Lutheran affiliation in Ironwood, DC, Ann Arbor, and Bloomington.

 HS/college basketball & field hockey champion, Mary Lou was a pioneer in women's sports (Title IX), particularly synchro swimming, coaching Aqua Debs, and honored in Who's Who in American Education. She received her BS (PhysEd) from Univ MI - Go Blue! Passionate educator at New Trier, Richfield, Bloomington (Penn; 25 yr); adj. prof. Univ MN and Concordia. MA from Univ MN. Member: Alpha Xi Delta, Phi Beta Kappa, & MNAHPERD (past pres. & Pathfinder Award).

 Mary Lou died peacefully on July 29th, 11 days after her 83rd birthday, with family at her side.

 More than anything, Mary Lou treasured her family and life-long friends, and recalling stories about all of you. We will miss her dearly. Her loving, feisty, fair-minded, and competitive spirit lives on in all those she touched. God bless you, Mom.

 Memorial service Monday, Aug 5th, 11:00 AM (visitation 1 hour prior), Atonement Lutheran Church, 601 E. Old Shakopee Road. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

BLOOMINGTON, MN     952 888 7771

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Jean N. McNeil

Passed away on July 27, 2013.

Graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN in 1947. She served on the Concordia Alumni Board of Directors for 7 years and was a member of the c-400 Club.

Jean was operations manager at the Chanhassen Dinner Theater for 18 years until retiring in 1988. After retirement, she stayed on at the theater part-time in marketing and guest relations until 2004.

She was an active member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church; serving in their Health Ministries and as a Stephen Minister. She was a member of the Fairview Hospital Auxiliary and served as a volunteer in the Fairview Southdale Hospital emergency room for several years.

Jean is preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Nora Edhlund of Fargo, ND; husband, William McNeil; sister, Polly Hjortland; and grandson, John Mathison. She is survived by her four children, Joan, Thomas, Mark, and Ann; six grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 10 at 11 AM at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 4100 Lyndale Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN 55409. Visitation will be one hour prior to service at the church. 

Memorials to: Bethlehem Health Ministries or Bethlehem Music Series, and may be sent to the church.

Minneapolis    612-861-6088

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Margaret Dittman,, age 79, of Bloomington, Minnesota, passed away on July 27, 2013. at her home. She was born December 28, 1933 in Caledonia, Minnesota to John and Mary (Colleran) Dittman. Margie graduated from Loretto High School, Caledonia in 1953 and lived most of her life in Minneapolis. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister and brother in law, Mary Beatrice (Betty) and Mike McCormick, and brother, Msgr. Harold Dittman. She is survived by nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Wingspan Life Resources for the special care they gave her in her later years.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 pm Thursday, August 1st, at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Ave., S, Bloomington, MN

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, August 3, 11:00 a.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Caledonia, MN. Father Matt Fasnacht will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Caledonia. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be given to Wingspan Life Resources. McCormick Funeral Home, Caledonia  is assisting the family with the Caledonia arrangements