Funeral Notices

Monday, August 25, 2014

Age 36, of Minneapolis, passed away on August 25, 2014. He is survived by his mother, Marjorie Locke Ampulski; father, Gary (Bernadette Bisaillon) Ampulski; daughter, Arabella McSwain; sisters, Jennifer (Stephen Buterin) Ampulski and Kellyrose (Lion Mathews) Zuvuya; step-brother, Beau Bisaillon; niece and nephews, Leo, Oskar, Betty-Rose, and Simon; uncle, Larry Botsford; cousins, Laura Stokes, Brian Botsford, and Kathryn Botsford. Funeral Service will be on Saturday, August 30, at 1:00 PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 5801 Lyndale Ave S, MPLS. Visitation one hour prior to service. Memorial are preferred to The Bradley Center, 1550 Highway 5, Willmar, MN 56201 (320)-231-6073.

Minneapolis       612-861-6088

Saturday, August 23, 2014

George H. Esoph, III, age 88 of Minneapolis.  Husband, father, friend and mentor. George was a WWII Navy veteran and owner of George’s Tire Brokers, retiring in 2007.  Preceded in death by mother, Ysobel; father, George; sisters, Peggy and Warda Kay.  Survived by wife of 58 years, Shirley; daughter, Michelle; many nieces and nephews.  Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m., Thursday, August 28th at The Church of Christ the King, 5029 Zenith Avenue South, Minneapolis with visitation one hour prior to mass only.  Memorials preferred to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Catholic Relief.

Minneapolis, MN   612-861-6088


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Rossow, Betty C.

Age 91 of New Hope, MN.  Formerly of Fergus Falls, MN.  Born July 18, 1923 in Star Lake Township to George and Helene (Boettcher) Femling.  Preceded in death by husband Herbert and granddaughter Amanda.  Survived by children Richard (Phyllis), Robert (Nancy), Kevin (Kimberly) and Colleen Sickeler; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and brother Cecil Femling.  Memorial service Tuesday, August 26, 2014 ~ 2 PM at Plymouth Covenant Church, 4300 Vicksburg Lane, Plymouth, MN.  If so desired memorials may be directed to the Church.

Gill Brothers  763-531-1777

Monday, August 18, 2014


LaBerge, Patricia Louise, 85, most recently of St. Louis Park, Aug. 18. Beloved sister, aunt and friend. Pat was proud to be the first girl messenger as a teenager for what was then Dorsey Colman Barker Scott & Barber Law Firm (later Dorsey Whitney), then a legal secretary there. She later joined General Mills in 1955 as a legal secretary.  She worked there for 30 years.  Her talents and social abilities allowed her to rise to become the first woman assistant to the Chairman of the Board/Chief Executive of General Mills. Pat cared deeply for her family, and was something of the “glue” of a large extended family. Her kindness to all, and generosity to many charitable causes, will be greatly missed. Pat loved traveling, art, reading, the Minnesota Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, walks at the Arboretum and Lake Harriet. She was devoted to all of her siblings, but especially to her sister Shirley, and they lived in the same buildings for more than two decades. Preceded in death by her parents, Armand and Pearl LaBerge; sisters, Mary (May) Ohnstein, Annette Mattoon, Jane Cotter and Shirley Tollefson. Survived by brother, Armand LaBerge, many nieces and nephews. Special thanks to TowerLight Memory Care and Fairview Hospice. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Alzheimer’s Association, Fairview Hospice or donor’s choice. Pat and Shirley already have memorial benches at the Arboretum adjoining each other, with hope that their spirits may walk together in beauty. Mass of Christian Burial Friday 11 AM at the Church of St. Richard, 7540 Penn Ave. So. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation Friday 1 hour prior to Mass at church only,

BLOOMINGTON, MN   952 888 7771


Sunday, August 17, 2014

Virginia Genevieve Taraldson, age 94 of New Richmond, WI; formerly of Minneapolis.  Retired Vice President, Home Savings.  Funeral Service 11:00 a.m., Thursday, August 21st at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 5801 Lyndale Ave. South, Minneapolis with visitation beginning at 10:30 a.m. Private Interment Resurrection Cemetery, Mendota Heights.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Reverend Dallas W. Young died peacefully early Saturday morning; August 16, 2014.

Dallas grew up on a dairy farm near Amor, MN, the son of Esther and Leonard Young.  His parents inspired and encouraged a world of possibility well beyond rural Otter Tail County.

After graduating from Battle Lake High School, he volunteered for and served in the Navy at the end of WWII.

He graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College, completed seminary at Augustana, Rock Island, IL, and continued his post seminary study at Union Seminary, Columbia, NYC, while serving a church in the Bronx.  His active ministry brought him to serve congregations in Sioux Falls, SD (Mission developer, St. Mark’s Lutheran), Brainerd, MN (First Lutheran), Stockholm, Sweden; (United Christian Congregation); and Fargo, ND (Elim Lutheran).

He lived his personal and professional life in the spirit of the Augustana Lutheran Synod and carried forward all of its best ideals: faith in daily life, service to others, respectful dialog, and advocacy for social justice. 

He was married to Phyllis M. Young (1925-2010) for 58 years.  They actively engaged and served in leadership positions in the communities in which they lived.  Curious travelers, they explored the lengths of the country and four corners of the world, but treasured most their lake side cabin retreat near Brainerd.

He loved his four sons and their families; Jon (Anita), Steven (Stacie), David and Thomas (Meredith). He found joy in his grandchildren Timothie Ann, Tyler (Tara), Carson, Graeme, Genevieve, Janelle, Carl-Erik, Olivia, Sydney; great-grandchildren Henry and Helen.

Celebration of life service Saturday, August 23 at 11:00 AM.  Peace Lutheran Church, 8600 East Bush Lake Road, Bloomington, MN.  Service preceded with an open house “Fika” at 10am and lunch to be served after. 

His family extends a special thank you to the staff of Friendship Village and Fairview Hospice for their care and love.

Memorials may be directed to Gustavus Adolphus College.

Gill Brothers   612-861-6088   

Saturday, August 16, 2014

82, of Minneapolis, passed away on Saturday, August 16, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Ruby; siblings, Helen, Mick, and Joe. Survived by: sister, Peggy (Fred) Riehm; brother, John (Colleen) McNicoll; many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews. Mass of Christian Burial, Friday, August 22, at 10:30 AM at Church of Christ the King, 5029 Zenith Ave. S., Minneapolis. Visitation one hour prior to service at the church. Interment St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Minneapolis.

Minneapolis       612-861-6088

Gill Brothers Funeral Home Minneapolis MN
Friday, August 15, 2014


Russell C. age 86 formerly of Bloomington died in his sleep peacefully on August 15, 2014. Served in the Navy during the Korean War and retired after 37 years from Bloomington Tile. Preceded in death by wife, Rose and daughter, Lonnie. Survived by children, Keith (Sara), Tessie, Bryan; grandchildren, Jennifer, Jackie, Austin, Amanda; brother, Gene and sister, Helen.  Visitation Friday 8/22/2014 5-8 PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home 9947 Lyndale Ave. So. Memory sharing starts at 7PM Private interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

BLOOMINGTON, MN          952 888 7771

Monday, August 11, 2014

Johnson, Lois E. age 91 formerly of Maple Grove, MN   and Duluth, MN passed away peacefully on August 11, 2014. Preceded in death by husband, Gorden and son-in-law Paul.  Survived by children, Joy (Peter) Jensen, Tricia Burley, Judy (Jim) Ehrenkrook, Jim, Tom (Jodell); 10 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; sister, Dorothy Holmberg. Funeral Service Monday August 25, 2014 11 AM at New Hope Church, 4225 Gettysburg Ave North. Interment Hillside Cemetery. Visitation one hour prior to service only. Memorials preferred to New Hope Church.

NEW HOPE, MN         763 531 777

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Joanne L. Mahoney, age 90, of Edina passed away suddenly on Sunday August 10, 2014. Survived by sons Michael (Ginny), Terrence (Anne) and daughter Catherine (Martin), twelve grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband Joseph and children Dennis and Megan. She was above all an elegant woman who, as she put it, “just came to paint.” She was founder and artist spirit behind the renowned needlepoint shop, The Picket Fence, Inc., which she ran for more than 45 years. Generations of women found beauty, joy, camaraderie and solace at Joanne’s shop in Edina. She loved life, chocolate and all things beautiful and never, never gave up pushing forward. Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, 11:30 am with visitation beginning at 10:30, Church of Our Lady of Grace,  5071 Eden Ave, Edina MN. Private burial Monday, Fort Snelling National Cemetery.  Joanne loved flowers. Donations may be given to any family member in memory of Joanne.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN   612 861 6088