Funeral Notices

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Jones, Esther G.

Age 97 of Minneapolis, MN.  Born October 20, 1915 in Oshkosh, WI to Allen J. and Edna R. (Stuart) Patch.  Passed away peacefully on Sept. 22, 2013.  She rejoined her beloved husband, Dr. Richard H. Jones.  She is survived by loving children Sarah Polkinghorne, Judith (Brian) Leo, Susan (Nemo) Cannon, Margaret Ridge, and Richard A. Jones; 8 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.  Always a smile and a song for everyone and every occasion.  She will be forever in our hearts.  Funeral service Thursday, 2 PM at the Lakewood Cemetery Chapel, 3600 Hennepin Avenue with visitation 1/2 hour prior to service.  Interment Lakewood Cemetery.


                         MINNAPOLIS, MN                     612 861 6088

Friday, September 20, 2013

75, of Plymouth, passed away on September 20, 2013. Funeral Service will be on Wednesday, September 25, at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 7300 42nd Ave N, New Hope, at 11 AM. Visitation will be for one hour prior to service. Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

NEW HOPE, MN   763 531 1777

Wednesday, September 18, 2013


Nelson, Helen Muriel Ross age 92 of Minneapolis, and for the last year a resident of Edina, died Sept 18, 2013. She was preceded in death by husband Elmer “Bud” Nelson, sister Jean Shrock, and brother Milton Ross. Survived by her sister Doris Walsh of St John’s Newfoundland, her children Peggy Hintzman (Dave), JoAnne  Bates (Tom), and Craig Nelson (Shari);  her grandchildren Mark Edstrom (Amy Knox), Maria Edstrom (Rob Kosar), Sarah Winter (Dietrich), Luke Bates (Sarah), Alex and Eric Nelson; and her great grandchildren, Maya and Sean Edstrom, Khan, Anwen, Aedea, and Kaia Winter, Levi, Aaron, and Joshua Bates, and Natalie Kosar. 18 direct descendants thus far.

She was born Sept 14, 1921 in St John’s Newfoundland, just about 1 year after the family lost her older sibling, Edith May Ross at age 6. She felt especially loved being born so soon after that loss. Helen grew up on a dairy farm overlooking Quidi Vidi Lake, on the out skirts of St John’s. Helen graduated from Memorial University College in St John’s, after one year of teacher’s training. In St John’s, she taught school for 4 years. Some of their farm became Fort Pepperrell, a training base for American forces heading to World War II.

It was in St John’s, where she met and married Bud in 1943. Helen moved to live with Bud’s family in the USA. She came alone to Northern Minnesota, Bud’s family meeting her for the first time at the bus station. Helen lived with them for 3 months before joining Bud, and they lived first in Durham, N.C. and then Columbus, GA. After that his army unit was sent to Europe. She then lived with her sister Jean in PA.

Upon Bud’s discharge, they lived in Minneapolis, and they made a home for themselves at 5713 Upton Ave So. Helen was a British citizen until she became an American citizen, as one of the first war brides to do so in Minneapolis, on August 28, 1946. Peggy, JoAnne and Craig were born in Minneapolis, in 1947, 1952 and 1955. Her love of children and teaching led her to start Lamb-Kin Play Group, in March of 1969. She enjoyed the kids there for 27 years, and retired at age 75. Helen loved music, singing and poetry. She loved nature and spent many days enjoying their A-frame cabin in Cedar Valley in northern Minnesota.

Helen traveled to most of the countries of Europe, to New Zealand, Australia, Turkey, Russia, the Holy Lands, Peru, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Mexico, Ecuador, Costa Rica and the Galapagos Islands. Over the years she also made many trips to St John’s Newfoundland. The most recent trip was this past August. In her later years she was an advocate of exercise, and exercised 5 days a week at the YMCA.  

Last year she moved to 7500 York, after 62 years at 5713 Upton. At 7500 York, she was diligent about meeting people, learning their names and listening to their stories.  Celebration of her life will be Sat., Sept. 28 at 2 PM, Lutheran Church of Christ the Redeemer, 5540 Penn Ave. So., with visitation one hour prior to the service. Fellowship time with refreshments will follow. Private interment Cedar Valley Cemetery in northern MN. Memorials toELCA World Hunger.           

MINNEAPOLIS, MN    612 861 6088



Gill Brothers Funeral Home Minneapolis MN
Monday, September 16, 2013

94, of SW MPLS, passed away on September 16, 2013. He was preceded in death by his wife Daphne; sister, Clorabelle Jordan. He is survived by his children: David (Brenda) Hon, Dan (Marla) Gideon, and Sue Jane (Mark) Madison; 7 Grandchildren, and 1 Great Grandchild.

Charles served in the U.S. Navy during WWII, and was a longtime Northwest Airlines employee.

Funeral Service will be on Saturday, September 21, at 11 AM at Richfield United Methodist, 5835 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis. Visitation will be for one hour prior to service at the church. Interment will be at Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis.

Minneapolis            612-861-6088

Monday, September 16, 2013

Lambrecht, Ann Maitri age 48, a local jewelry designer known for her enthusiasm for friends, travel, and art died suddenly while on a trip to India with friends September 16, 2013. Born January 5, 1965, to Anne M. and George R. Lambrecht of Watertown, MN. She was preceded in death by grandparents, Theodore and Theresa Salonek and George A. and Louise Lambrecht, as well as nephew, Bryce. She is survived by parents, Anne and George; brothers, Joseph (Christa), Paul (Tracey), Jon (Sandy), Michael (Maile), and Nick (Jessica); nieces and nephews, Claire, Ava (Yoshi), Mya, Chelsie (Matt), Jacob, Collin, Andrew, Brooke, and Mia; Michael Morin, her life partner who she loved "to the moon"; along with Sarina and Kyle, their shared family; and a broad network of relatives and friends around the world. Ann graduated from the University of Minnesota before setting off on what would become her life's passion: exploring the world. In the years that followed, Ann traveled throughout Asia, Africa, Europe, and South America, generously sprinkling her magic along the way. A public celebration of life will be held September 26, from 2 PM to 4 PM, at the MN Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Drive, Chaska. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred for the Ann Lambrecht Elan Design Scholarship Fund.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN         612 861 6088

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Price, Larry R.

Born January 3, 1942, of Eden Prairie, lost the toughest battle of his life on Sep 12, 2013; kidney cancer finally took his life. Preceded in death by mother and father, Marty and Don Price; sisters, Patty Thompson and Dianne LaCount. Survived by brother, Steve (Barb) Price; sons, Larry John Price, Timothy Mark (Alyce) Price; and daughter, Kelley Jo Brugnoli; grandchildren, Nick, Carley, and Ella Brugnoli, Jeffrey, Daniel, Kayla Weiman-Price, and Spencer Price; Karen, his guardian Angel for all her love and care over the years. And his extended family of Doug and Sue Kimbrel, Keith and Rachael Kimbrel, K.C. and Christy Kimbrel, all the Kimbrel grandchildren: Ryan, Jenna, Kate, Adam, Piper, Maddy, and Jordin; many nieces and nephews and cousins; Many friends for their prayers and support.

Larry was a friend of Bill W. since 1982 and we would like to thank all for your prayers and support.

Funeral service will be on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 12 noon at Mt Olivet Lutheran Church, 5025 Knox Ave S, Minneapolis. Visitation will be on Monday from 5-8 PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 5801 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, and for one hour prior to service at the church. Burial will be at Eden Prairie Cemetery. Memorials preferred.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN  612 861 6088

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. 


                                          MINNEAPOLIS, MN                612 861 6088

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.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN          612 861 60878

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 (

Bloomington, MN         952 888 7771

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)

Gill Brothers  612-861-6088