Funeral Notices

Gill Brothers Funeral Home Minneapolis MN
Sunday, November 17, 2013

Richard Donald Toskey, "Dick," age 86 of Minnetonka.  Beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather.  Richard was born October 13, 1927 in St. Paul, MN and died suddenly following surgery on November 17, 2013.  Preceded in death by wife, Eileen; parents, Frank and Vina Toskey; sisters, Lucille Kunzer and Dorothy Weyrauch; brothers-in-law, Ken Weyrauch, Orville (Evelyn) Wandersee and Lester Kamholz.  Survived by children, Bruce (Linda) Toskey, Sue (Pete) North, Mark (Julie) Toskey and Nan Toskey (Michael Pach); grandchildren, Lisa, Alex, Katie, Ben, David and Joe; great-grandchildren, Ellie, Max, Jacob, Amelia and Layla; sisters-in-law, Merle Benson and Jan Magliaro; many nieces and nephews.  Mass of Christian Burial 11AM, Thursday, November 21st at the Church of St. Edward, 9401 Nesbitt Ave. S., Bloomington.  Visitation 4-7PM, Wednesday at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 5801 Lyndale Ave. S., Mpls. and one hour prior to mass at church.  Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery.  Memorials preferred to the Beacon Hill Community of Presbyterian Homes, 5300 Beacon  Hill Rd., Minnetonka, MN 55345

Minneapolis, MN     612-861-6088

Thursday, November 14, 2013

86, of Bloomington, passed away on November 14, 2013.

Irma was born in Kewanee, IL to Albert and Agnes Rehwaldt. She attended Bethany Lutheran College, Concordia College River Forest, and Mankato State Teachers College. She was a teacher in several parochial Lutheran schools in MN and TX.

She is survived by her husband, John; children, David (Leila) Rehbein, Roger (Kay) Rehbein, Michael (Ann Marie) Rehbein, Ross Rehbein, and Rachel (Harvey) Thompson; 17 Grandchildren; 9 Great-grandchildren; brothers, Harold and Charles.

Preceded in death by parents; brother, Edgar; sisters, Arlene, and Dorothy.

Funeral Service will be on Wednesday, November 20, 2013, at 11 AM at Redemption Lutheran Church, 927 E. Old Shapkopee Rd, Bloomington. Visitation will be for one hour prior to service at the church. Interment will be at Bloomington Cemetery.

BLOOMINGTON, MN                      952-888-7771

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Yonts, Thresa I. age 93, of Bothell, WA, formerly of Mpls. Preceded in death by husband, Roy. Survived by daughter, Martha (Larry) Hanson; son, Larry (Becky) Yonts; grandchildren, Mark (Lorie) Hanson, Cynthia (Joe Dowling) Hanson, Ann (Scott) Thompson, John (Stephanie) Hanson, Ann (Patrice Trevino) Yonts, Susie Andres and Julie (Paul) Harris; 16 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild. Graveside service Friday 12 noon, Fort Snelling National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Cancer Foundation.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN        612 861 6088


Gill Brothers Funeral Home Minneapolis MN
Thursday, November 7, 2013

John Philip Peterson, of Edina, 84 years and 9 months…passed away Thursday November 7, 2013 of Multiple System Atrophy, a rare progressive neurodegenerative disorder, similar to Parkinson’s.

Born February 4, 1929 in Minneapolis, MN; graduated from Roosevelt High School, and attended Augsburg College for 2 years.  John also served 2 years in the US Army.

John had a lifelong interest in sports, playing basketball and football in High School and College.  He was a member of Decathlon Athletic Club; loved boating on Lake Minnetonka, skiing in Vail, CO, and fishing trips in Northern MN, Canada, Alaska, sailing in the BVI and many, many USA and exotic international trips with his wife Jean.

John started as a part-time lot boy at a Buick dealership in Minneapolis. He worked his way up through sales and management until he purchased a dealership in 1968 and renamed it Peterson Pontiac GMC Truck in Bloomington which he operated for 32 years.

John was past President of the Greater Metro Auto Dealers Assoc., Minnesota Auto Dealers Assoc., and the National Auto Dealers Assoc in 1996. He received the Time Quality Dealer Award in 1993. He was a  President of the Bloomington Chamber of Commerce and served on the Board of Directors of AmeriBank and St. Mary’s Hospital.

Survived by loving wife of 60 years, Jean (Galen) Peterson; son, Brad Peterson (Traci); grandchildren, Amanda, Tyler, Alexandra, and Zachary; brother, Carl Peterson (Dottie); nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by parents, Carl and Judith Peterson; brother, Paul (Florence); brothers in law, Maynard Galen (Irene) and Duane Galen (Esther).

 Funeral Service Wednesday November 13, 2013 at 12 Noon at Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church, 5025 Knox Ave. So. Minneapolis Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday November 12, 2013 4-7 pm at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 5801 Lyndale Ave So and 1 hour prior to service.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN     612 861 6088

Thursday, November 7, 2013


Timothy G age 61 of Bloomington died suddenly of heart failure on November 7, 2013

Survived By wife Kyla; sons, Cameron (Sarah Bentz), Preston (Kelsey Getz) Aaron (Missy Gravesen), Mason; father,  Gene (Carol)Kackman - Fargo, ND ; mother, Gwen Bolster - Moorhead, MN; siblings, Kathy Kuppich - Moorhead, MN, Lori (Dennis) Murack - Moorhead, MN, Cindy (Kent) Rosenfeldt -  Fargo, ND, Todd Kackman - Port Huron, MI, Lindy (Earl) Shannon - Perham, MN, Stacy (Troy) Bowman - Moorhead, MN, Kristi Kackman - Moorhead, MN, Donny (Kari) Kackman - Fargo, ND, Danny (Joyal) Kackman - West Fargo, ND; 6 nieces, 7 nephew;   7 great nieces; 7great nephews. Preceded in death by sister, Teresa Orth; brother, Richard Kackman. Tim loved watching all of his boys in their sports at Kennedy. Tim was a very loving husband, son and brother.  He was a proud father of four boys. He will be missed. Funeral service Monday November 1, 2013 11 am at Lutheran Church of the Redemption, 929 East Old Shakopee Road. Interment Pleasant View Memorial Gardens. Visitation Sunday November 10, 2013 3 - 6 pm at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Ave. So. and Monday 1 hour prior to service.

BLOOMINGTON, MN   952 888 7771

Gill Brothers Funeral Home Minneapolis MN
Wednesday, November 6, 2013


Bernard A. Engright, "Bernie", Age 93 of Bloomington, MN passed away at home November 6, 2013. He is survived by wife of 70 years, Charlotte; children, Daniel (Debbie) Enright and Cindie (Joel) Norenberg. He was the proud Grandpa of Brian, Travis, Eric and Carolyn.

World War II Army veteran, proud member and past Commander of Everett McClay VFW Post 1296. Bernie enjoyed hunting and snowmobiling at his cabin in Nickerson, MN and houseboating on the St. Croix River. In addition to being a cement contractor for many years, Bernie also owned and operated Lyndale Lodge Motel in Bloomington.

Mass of Christian Burial, 10 am on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at The Church of the Nativity of Mary, 9900 Lyndale Ave. S, Bloomington, MN with visitation beginning at 9 am. Interment Ft. Snelling National Cemetery.


                                 Bloomington, MN          952-888-7771

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Lien, Sigrid Margaret (Jackson) age 89 of Bloomington (originally Grand Forks, ND), on November 6. Preceded in death by husband H. J. “Jack.” She is survived by daughter, Jane (Mary Albing), son, Richard (Mary), and daughter, Patti (Dave Miedema), six grandchildren Matthew and Bradley Lien, Scott (Andrea) and Justin Miedema, Dan (Bethany), and Hannah Albing, and great grandchild, Jackson Miedema. The funeral will be Saturday, November 16 at 1:30, with visitation beginning at 12:00, at Lutheran Church of Christ the Redeemer, 5440 Penn Ave S, Minneapolis, MN, 55419. Interment in Garder, ND. Memorials are preferred to LCCR.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN                612 861 6088


Monday, November 4, 2013

McPherson, Rita S.

Age 88 of Bloomington formerly of Richfield passed away of heart failure on November 4, 2013. Rita was born October 25, 1925 to Helen and Albert Brom. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd and granddaughter, Stacey Osborne.  Rita is survived by her six children, Kathleen Armstrong, Joseph, Patrick (Leann), Meredith (Brian) Butz, Sally (Bob) Toomey and Matthew;  grandchildren, Tim, Jon, Carrie, Dan, Jayne, Rob, Joe and Will, great grandchildren, Brune, Kaden, Cole, Crew, and Tyler; sister, Grace Norlin; many nieces, nephews and friends.  Rita attended South High where her husband, Lloyd of 64 years fell in love with her blue eyes.  She enjoyed reading, puzzles, scrabble, golf and travel –but her greatest love was her family. She will be dearly missed.

Mass of Christian Burial 11AM Saturday  Nov. 9 at the Church of St. Patrick, 6820 St Patrick’s Lane, Edina. Visitation one hour prior to Mass. Interment Ft Snelling National Cemetery.

Memorials preferred to St. Jude’s Children’s or donor’s choice.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN  612 861 6088

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Alice Barrie Bratter, February 5, 1938 - November 3, 2013, age 75 of Minneapolis died peacefully at her home surrounded by family, friends, her dedicated home health aides and Methodist Hospice team.  She was preceded in death by her parents Maurice Bratter and Roberta Kittner.  Alice is survived by her sister, Ruth Wauters; brother, Charles Bratter; daughters, Tammy Bratter and Sondra Bratter; 7 grandchildren, Keeley, Carlos, Bryan, Justin, Jessie, Grace and Steven; nephews, Drake, Barnaby and Leif Wauters and their families.  Following family tradition and Alice's wishes, a memorial service celebrating her life will be held in the spring.  If you wish to be on the mailing list, please send your contact information to


Saturday, November 2, 2013

Born 1-30-1927, passed away on 11-2-2013 surrounded by her loving family.

Preceded in the death by her parents, Harris & Cora Wylder; siblings, John & Eleanor; son, Chuck; son-in-law, Bob Arndt

Survived by husband, William “Mac” McCarty; children, Kathy Arndt, Mike (Ruth) Dickey, Linda (Bob) Bell; 11 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; stepson Michael (Lisa) McCarty and children.

Retired North Central Republic Airline Employee.

Funeral service will be on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 7 PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Ave S, Bloomington. Visitation will be for 2 hours prior to service beginning at 5 PM. Memorials are preferred to the donor’s choice.

Bloomington, MN                                      952-888-7771