Funeral Notices

Monday, July 21, 2014

64, of Bloomington, passed away on July 21, 2014. Preceded in death by her husband Steve. She is survived by her children, Chris (Jeff), Joe (Jackie), Melissa (Jarod) and her 9 grandchildren. Graveside service will be held on Tuesday July 29, at Fort Snelling Cemetery, meeting at lane #4 at 1 PM.

Bloomington      952-888-7771

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Lucy died on July 20, 2014.  She was born Lucille Magdalene Copa in Little Falls, MN, on September 11, 1919, to Vincent and Pauline Copa.  Preceded in death by parents, 8 brothers and sisters, husband Floyd Eckman, husband Jerome Murray, and daughter Carole Busch.  Survived by children Dennis (Theresa) Eckman, Michael (Colleen) Eckman and Jean Eckman; sisters Eleanor and Margaret; son-in-law Joseph Busch; 9 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

 Lucy grew up on a farm outside Little Falls and attended Our Lady of Lourdes Elementary and Little Falls High School.  She worked as a waitress, mother, housewife, and as a cook at Incarnation School and Walker Homes in south Minneapolis.  While living on Pleasant Avenue in south Minneapolis, she became active at Incarnation Church, serving as Women’s Club president.  Lucy was an avid and very competent bridge player who was much sought after as a partner.  Lucy loved to cook for family and friends and was a gracious hostess.  Upon retirement, she took up tennis and continued to play into her 80s.  Lucy was an energetic walker, who only grudgingly slowed down in her later years.

 Always known as Bushi to the grandchildren and great-grandchildren, she enjoyed being with each one of them and is remembered and loved by them all.  She was also the beloved Aunt Lucy to her many nieces and nephews who kept in contact with her often.

 Her greatest ability was that of making friends.  Wherever she lived or worked, she soon found new friends and kept in touch with old ones throughout her life.  Part of her attraction was her wonderful smile, for which she received many complements.

Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m, Tuesday, July 29th at the Church of the Annunciation, 509 W. 54th Street, Mpls.  Visitation 4-7 p.m., Monday, July 28th at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 5801 Lyndale Ave. S., and one hour prior to mass at church.  Private interment Gethsemane Cemtery, New Hope, MN.

 Remembrances can be made to the Monastery of St. Clare, 8650 Russell Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN, 55431, or charity of choice.

Minneapolis, MN   612-861-6088

Sunday, July 20, 2014

80, of North Riverside, IL, passed away on July 20, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Marion Jelinek, and great niece, Iris Tallman. She is survived by her brother, Ronald (Rita) Jelinek; nieces, Laura (Jonathan Tallman) Jelinek and Heather (Christer Dziedzic) Jelinek; great niece and nephews, Maeve, Cyrus, Atticus, Beck, and Taro. Darlene was a graduate of Eastern Illinois and received a Masters Degree from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. She was a dedicated school teacher for 39 years in the Villa Park/Lombard School District. She was also an active member of Riverside United Methodist Church. Memorial Service will be on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 1 PM, at Riverside United Methodist Church, 82 Woodside Rd, Riverside, IL.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Louise Miner "Wee Zee" of Bloomington.She fought her battle courageously and on her terms until the end. Preceded in death by parents, Harold and Edna; brother, Dick. Survived by sister, Gloria (Ray); brother, George (Marlene), nephews and nieces and many special friends. Her love of life, her pets and horses carried her on this long journey. She was accomplished in her art, and her ability to write stories. Wee Zee “The Diva” was unique, generous, and very special. Memorials preferred to the family for a special fund being set up in her name. Visitation Wednesday July 23rd 4-8 pm at Gill Brothers 9947 Lyndale Ave So. Prayer service and time of sharing at 6pm.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Age 96, of Bloomington, passed away July 16, 2014. Preceded in death by husband Clifford and son-in-law Jerry Clay. Survived by daughters, Arlene Clay, Donna (Robert) French, Mary (Don) Cross; 8 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Memorial service Saturday, July 26, at 11:00 AM, with visitation one hour before service at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 1701 W. Old Shakopee Rd, Bloomington.

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Bernadine Fitzpatrick Brink, age 88, longtime resident of Edina, passed away peacefully with her family by her side July 14, 2014.  Preceded in death by her beloved husband, Chuck; parents Hugh and Anna Fitzpatrick; siblings Ann, Tom, Jim and Kate. Survived by her children Chip, John (Roz), Pat, Tim (Pam Lundell), T.J. (Gretchen Schellhas), and Bridget Crane (Lance); 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 

 Bernadine was an incredibly devoted wife and mother with a wonderful sense of humor.  Her true passions were her family and her faith. She enjoyed nothing more than spending time with her six kids. Bernadine was a devout Catholic who especially enjoyed her work with St. Cabrini Guild at St. Patrick Church. She also managed a successful career as a Realtor with Edina Realty in the Twin Cities and Ebby Halliday Realtors in Dallas.

 Funeral Mass will be Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 5:00 pm at St. Patrick Church, 6820 St. Patrick’s Lane, Edina.  Visitation at 4:00 Thursday at the church.   Private Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.   In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Basilica of St. Mary -St. Vincent de Paul Ministries.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN  612 861 6088


Saturday, July 12, 2014

Marie Mathilda Jarosch, age 91 of Bloomington.  Loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away peacefully at home on July 12, 2014.  Preceded in death by husband, Joseph and 7 siblings.  Survived by son, Daryl (Cheryll) Jarosch; daughters,  Sue Quickstad, Kathy (Paul) Klis and Becky Carlson; grandchildren, Stacy (Andy) Reiff, Angela (Jeff) Gallagher, Jason (Faith) Jarosch, Jessica (Ryan) Hamilton, Jon (Tina) Jarosch, Jenny (Nick) Klein, Andrea Klis, Michael and Matthew Carlson and Jacob Klis; 10 great-grandchildren; siblings, Rita Kaluza, Vennette Kmetz, Betty Pavlak and Leo Host;  many loving and supportive relatives, friends and neighbors.  Mass of Christian Burial, 11 a.m., Thursday, July 17th at the Church of St. Bonaventure, 901 E. 90th Street, Bloomington.  Visitation Thursday beginning at 9:30 a.m.  Interment Dawn Valley Memorial Park.

Bloomington, MN   952-888-7771

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Maas, Lynette M. 

Age 48 of Minneapolis, MN died on Saturday, July 12, 2014 after a severe stroke on Friday, July 11, 2014.  Born April 9, 1966 in Owatonna, MN to Bernard and Yvonne (Korleski) Baker.  Preceded in death by father, Bernard; and father and mother-in-law, Henry and Rita Maas. Survived by husband, Alan; children, Courtney and Mason; mother, Yvonne Baker; siblings, Kathy (Ed) Schoenecker, Michael Ray Baker, Marilyn (Kevin) Schwab, Janet (Michael) Becker, Donald Baker, Daryl (Carol) Baker, Duane (Margie) Baker, and Kristi (Mike) Von Ruden; sisters and brothers-in-law, Ronald (Nancy) Maas, Wayne (Mae) Maas, Chuck (Patty) Maas, Pam (Jerry) Kay, Gail (Phil) Heim, Mary Brandvold, Brian Maas, Carol (Daryl) Baker, Keith (Lori) Maas, Daniel (Stacy) Maas, and Judy (Gary) Wiersma; hundreds of nieces, nephews and cousins.  Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, July 18th at 10:30 am ~ Basilica of St. Mary, 88 N. 17th Street, Minneapolis, MN  55403.  A celebration of Lynette is to follow at 2 pm.  In Lieu of flowers please direct memorials to the Lynette M. Maas Stroke Research Fund.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN   612 861 6088

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

87, of Edina, passed away on July 9, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur & Anna Rose Langlais; husband, Charles; daughter, Mary Ann Robin; sisters, Bernadette, Marion, and Betty; brother, Art. She is survived by her soul sister and granddaughter, Katie; children, Michael (Gail), Mark (Kirsten), Charles Jr. (Camille), Paul, and Mary Jane (Dave) Anderson; grandchildren, Brian, Jenny, Lindsay, Tom, Chuck, Parker, Alyssa, & Aaron; brother, Jack (Joanne) Langlais; sister-in-law, Delores Langlais; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 12:15 PM at St. Richard’s Catholic Church, 7540 Penn Ave S, Richfield. Visitation will be on Tuesday, July 15, from 5-8 PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Ave S, Bloomington, and for one hour prior to Mass at the church. Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Bloomington      952-888-7771

Gill Brothers Funeral Home Minneapolis MN
Saturday, July 5, 2014

Thomas W. Cady, age 80, longtime resident of Bloomington, passed away peacefully on July 5th, 2014, surrounded by loving family.

Born July 18, 1933 in Bloomington, Minnesota. Tom served honorably in the U.S. Army, and afterward, he worked as a baker, then for Bloomington Schools, and lastly as a building engineer for Health Partners. One of his passions was volunteering, and he served many organizations including Nativity of Mary Catholic Church, Meals on Wheels, Lions Club, and Out of Sight.

Survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Beverly, and their children Kimberley Gaslin (Craig Brandt), Michael Cady (Mary), Karen Noble (Bob), and Lisa Weis (Drew). He loved his six grandchildren (Johnathan, Lynn, Nick, Jackson, Calvin, and Louden). He is also survived by sister Joanne Bliese and brother Patrick Cady (Marie). Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Estella Cady-Boeser.

Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, July 9th at Nativity of Mary Catholic Church, 9900 Lyndale Avenue S., Bloomington. Visitation at 9:00 a.m. Mass at 10:00 a.m., followed by reception. Private interment at Fort Snelling.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the  Alzheimer's Association MN-ND, 7900 West 78th Street, Suite 100, Minneapolis, MN, 55439.

BLOOMINGTON MN      952.888.7771