Funeral Notices

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Perry, Diane A.

Age 71 of Edina.  Born December 4, 1941 in Cadott, Wisconsin to Roger and Adele (Johnson) Dimock.  Preceded in death by parents; husband Allen L.; and daughter Kristine Avery.  Survived by son Michael (Linda) and daughter Missy (Brian) Littman; grandchildren Zach, Nick, and Kayla Avery, Nichole and Rachael Perry, Gabby and Kyle Littman; brother Jim (Kris) Dimock; niece Erin (Kevin) Hunt and nephew Joel (Rachel) Dimock; and son in law, Jim Avery.  Funeral service will be Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 11 AM at Wooddale Church, 6630 Shady Oak Road, Eden Prairie, MN.  Interment Lakewood Cemetery.  Visitation Tuesday, 5-8 PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 5801 Lyndale Ave. So.  and one hour prior to service at church. 


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Tuesday, September 10, 2013


John W. “Jack” age 58 of Eagan, MN on September 10, 2013. Teacher, Coach and Administrator at Saint Thomas Academy since 1977.  Jack was a 1973 Minneapolis Southwest High School graduate and a 1977 graduate of the College of St. Thomas.  Preceded in death by parents, Irving and Julia Zahr.  Survived by loving wife of 24 years, Jan; daughters, Laura and Becky; brother, Michael; sister, Anita (Steve) Hoffmann; lots of nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial Friday 11 AM at the Church of St. Joseph, 13900 Biscayne Ave. W., Rosemount, MN.  Visitation Thursday (TODAY) from 4-8 PM, with a prayer service at 7 PM, at the Vincent J. Flynn Hall at Saint Thomas Academy, 949 Mendota Heights Rd., Mendota Heights and 1 hour prior to Mass at church.  In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Saint Thomas Academy, Convent of the Visitation School, The Church of St. Joseph , Rosemount, MN or Health East Hospice Care.

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Monday, September 9, 2013

Hansen, Gloria Jean age 63 of Bloomington passed away September 9th 2013 of cancer. Gloria is a 38 year employee of Health Partners in Bloomington. Survived by husband of 44 years, Dale; sons, Jasen, Ryen (Lindsay); grandchildren, Logen and Alyssa; parents, Dennis and Agnes Anderson; siblings Maynard (Carol) Anderson, Tom Anderson, Diane Bartosch; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral service Saturday 11AM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home 9947 Lyndale Ave So Bloomington. Visitation Friday 6-8PM and one hour prior to services. Memorials preferred to Gilda’s Club, Twin Cities (

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Monday, September 9, 2013

Paulson, Pamela I.

Age 62 of Minneapolis, MN.  Born August 4, 1951 in Blanchardville, Wisconsin to Howard and Bernice (Ness) Paulson.  Director of Shared Ministry ~ Bethlehem Lutheran Church.  Preceded in death by parents Howard and Bernice.  Survived by sons and daughter in laws, Nathan and Katie Strand and Phillip and Lucia Strand; grandchildren Charlie, Alma and one TBD; brother Peter (Mary) Paulson.  Memorial service Thursday, 7 PM ~ Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 4100 Lyndale Avenue South with visitation one hour prior.  Private interment.  If so desired, memorials may be directed to the Bethlehem Foundation or Pathways (3115 Henn Ave  Mpls. MN  55408)

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Monday, September 9, 2013

Peggy Fallon of Bloomington, MN, passed away peacefully at home on September 9, 2013. Born Aurelia L. Sakry on December 28, 1920, in St. Cloud, MN.  Preceded in death by husbands, Harry Adams and James Fallon; parents, Paul and Monica Sakry; brothers, Cliff, Maynard, and Alvin Sakry; daughter, Donna Adams-Lutzkanov; stepson and daughter-in-law Dan and Louise Fallon; and son-in-law, Steven Luzar. Survived by daughters, Carol Rasmusson, Kathy Caola, and Joy (Roger) Funk; stepchildren, Diane (Dick) Fitzgerald, Margaret Decowski, Jerry (Kris) Fallon, and Jim (Janice) Fallon; also 26 grandchildren, many great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren; and sister Maryann (Aubrey) Arner of Phoenix, AZ.

A very prayerful woman has gone to heaven who will continue to pray for each of us. Peggy had a happy childhood growing up in St. Cloud. She was intelligent, fun-loving, and always hospitable. She raised four daughters in Minneapolis where she was a lay leader and volunteer in the Catholic parishes of St. Stephen’s and Holy Rosary, and also St. Bonaventure in Bloomington.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday September 13, at 11 AM at St Bonaventure Catholic Church, 901 E. 90th St, Bloomington, with visitation for one hour prior to the service. A wake will be held at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Ave S, Bloomington, on Thursday, from 5-8 PM, with a Rosary Service at 7:30 PM. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in St. Cloud, MN on Saturday, September 14, at 11 AM.

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Sunday, September 8, 2013

Stevens, Paul William

Age 71 of Minneapolis, MN.  Born May 20, 1942 in St. Paul, MN to William and Evelyn (Johnson) Stevens.  Preceded in death by parents; daughter, Amy Lee Madsen; and Jason's mother, Donna Nesbitt.  Survived by wife, Gwen; children, Lita (Bob) Burns, Carla Scofield, Beth (Edward) Graham, Guy (Michelle) Madsen, Jason (Julie) Stevens, and Cheryl (David) Williams; sister, Mary C. Dohman; 17 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.  Funeral service will be Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 at 11 AM ~ St. John's Episcopal Church, 4201 Sheridan Avenue South, Mpls., MN  55410.  Private interment will take place at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.  Visitation Friday, 5-8 PM at Gill Brothers SW Chapel, 5801 Lyndale Avenue South and one hour prior to service at church.


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Thursday, September 5, 2013

 Alice McGrath, age 89 formerly of Edina, returned to the Lord on September 5, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, William J. McGrath, and beloved dogs Lulu, Jessie, Ginger, Malcolm, and Seymour. She is survived by her daughters, Mary Tonkin (Simon), Maureen McGrath (Tom Horak), Brigid McGrath (Jon Najarian), and Regina McGrath (Colleen McGarry); grandchildren, Amelia Tonkin, Alison Tonkin, Sarah Tonkin, Bill Horak, Regina Horak, Tristen Najarian, and Finola Najarian; and grandpuppies, Sassy, Bernadette, Dexter, Sookie, Joe, and Seamus.

She received her undergraduate degree from St. John’s University in New York and also earned a Masters in Science from the State University of New York. She was a valued educator in the Minneapolis Public Schools for many years and had recently returned to education as an ESL instructor. She instilled her love of education in her four daughters, who all went on to earn advanced degrees, of which Alice was immensely proud.  Born in Queens, New York, Alice remained true to her roots in both her attitude and accent. Young at heart, she enjoyed meeting new people and puppies while attending Yappy Hours. She spent her life as an ambassador for all furry creatures. Alice was always ready with a compliment, and friends of all ages and species will miss her generous spirit and joie de vivre.

A special thanks to Marge Fleming, friend of the family, for the companionship that she provided on a weekly basis. Another special thanks to Winnifred Marunga, Alice's caregiver in her last years. Alice never dreamed she would meet a best friend at age 87, thank you Winnie. Lastly, a heartfelt thank you to Fairview Hospice Group, especially Nurse Jodi Kriese, for making Alice’s last days peaceful and comfortable.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 13, 2013, at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 5801 Lyndale Ave. So. Visitation one hour prior. Luncheon to follow at Alice’s favorite, Sofitel Hotel, 5601 W 78th Street, Bloomington.  In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Best Friends Animal Society (


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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Leona Kitzrow Kapaun, age 88 years of Minneapolis and Edina.  Born July 31, 1925, died September 4, 2013.  Preceded in death by husband, Walter Kapaun; parents, Barbara and Otto Kitzrow and sister, Margaret Chovan.  Survived by children, Leslie (Vicki) Kapaun, Marian Poretti, Teresa (Richard) Miessen, Thomas (Jan) Kapaun, Joseph (Tracie) Kapaun; grandchildren, Emily (Francisco), Laura (Al), Karla, Jimmy (Kelly), John (Amy), Rozalynn, Anthony (Aubri), Sara (Matt), Tommy, Jeremy (Lucy), Walter Thomas, Amelia and Andrew; great-grandchildren, Katie, Brooke, Ty, Casey, Jacob, Alexis, Abigail, Joshua and Lexi; brother, Donald Kitzrow.  Leona graduated from South High in June 1943.  She and Walter were married April 21, 1950.  For many years she attended Church of the Visitation until it merged with Church of the Annunciation in July 2012.  Mass of Christian Burial 11AM, Thursday, September 12th at Church of the Annunciation, 509 W. 54th St., Mpls.  Visitation 5-8PM, Wednesday, Sept. 11th at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 5801 Lyndale Ave. S. and one hour prior to Mass at Church. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery.  Any memorials other than for Masses may be directed to Our Lady of Peace Home, 2076 St. Anthony Ave., St. Paul, MN 55104.

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Sidney Harvey Vincent was born November 25, 1942 to Glen and Charlotte Vincent in Fairmont, Minnesota at 7:20am.  Sid's father died in WWII when he was an infant. Charlotte remarried, Leroy Finke of Welcome on October 19, 1946.  He was raised in Welcome, MN with his brother Michael "Mick" Finke. He attended and graduated Welcome High School in 1960.

On November 23, 1960 he joined the United States Navy. He served on the USS Dixie at San Diego, California where he earned a Boilerman Petty Officer 2nd Class grade with a Rank of E5. He recieved a good conduct medal. Sid was proud to tell that he was the youngest E5 on the ship and that he saved the ship a couple of times. He loved his country and served it proudly.  He was released from active duty and transfered to Naval Reserve on February 4, 1964. He was honorable discharged from the service on November 22, 1966.

Sidney married Marilyn Gazdik in June of 1964. They had a Son, Scott Vincent born on December 31, 1964. Sidney worked at Luger Boats in Bloomington, MN where he built his own boat.He worked at Rupp Industries in Bloomington. After leaving Rupp Industries, he was mostly self employed in Heating and Air.  Sidney enjoyed going to his lake home in Alexander, MN for fishing, snowmobiling. He enjoyed hunting in Nothern Minnesota for over 30 seasons. In the late 70's they were divorced. Sid moved up to Alexander for awhile and later returned to Bloomington to become involved with the American Legion.

He was a lifetime member of the Bloomington American Legion Post #550. He held the offices of Post Adjutant, Post Commander and District Vice Commander and he served on the honor and color guard. He was also a member of the VFW Post 1296 of Bloomington, were he was a Cootie member. 

In February 18,1993 he had a son Daniel Vincent born to him and Patty Stevens.

In Sid's later years, he resided with his companion Bonnie Basil where they enjoyed retirement with growing tomatoes and going to the casino and visiting family members.  Sid also enjoyed working in the garage with all types of small engines.

Sidney died on September 04, 2013 at 12:25am at Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina, Minnesota at the age of 70 years.

Preceded in death by both parents. Survived by his companion, Bonnie; Son, Scott (Rhonda) Vincent, Son, Daniel Vincent: Step Son, Rob Stevens (Dawn); 6 Grandchildren, Jackie, Kyle, Laura, Monica, Nicole and Keith. Brother, Michael Finke (Paula); 2 nephews, Brian and Aaron; 1 Niece, Gina and many other family members and friends.

Funeral Service Friday, September. 13 11am at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Ave S, Bloomington. Visitation one hour prior to service. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

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Friday, August 30, 2013

Odella  A. Wilson “Della”(nee) Fahley age 90 of Bloomington passed away peacefully August 30th, 2013. Preceded in death by son, Brian and her siblings. Survived by beloved husband, Norman; daughters, Linda (Richard) Keegan, Julie (Gary) Killian and many great grandchildren, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

 At 21 she had her pilot’s license and joined the Foreign Service first landing in Australia where she met Norman, a colonel in the army. She continued working in embassies throughout the world but came back to Australia in 1948 to marry the love of her life. They moved back to Bloomington in 1951 where she raised a family and worked as a Bloomington school secretary for many years. She loved her family, traveling, gardening, sewing and golf. She was a beautiful, kind and extraordinary woman and will be missed by many.

 Visitation Thursday 4-8 PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home 9947 Lyndale Ave So. Prayer service 6:30 PM , Private Interment Resurrection Cemetery.

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