Funeral Notices

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Age 83 of Bloomington. Carole retired from Patents Development Quorum, Inc and ADC. Preceded in death by husband, Leo; brothers, Ed and John Peterson; sister, Marlene Hanson. Survived by daughter, Annette (Stoney) Nelson; son, Steve (Susan) Dorpinghaus; grandchildren, Tony Dorpinhaus, Jodi (Eddy) Kapungulya and Scott (Alison Behnke) Dorpinghaus.  Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday March 18, 201410 AM at the Church of the Nativity of Mary, 9900 Lyndale Ave. So.  Visitation Tuesday one hour prior to Mass at church only.

BLOOMINGTON, MN                 952 888 7771

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Whelan, Jamie L.

age 27 of Woodbury passed  accidently in her sleep on March 11, 2014. Survived by son, Robert; mother, Linda (Joe Soucek) Whelan; father, John Whelan; and many other loving family and friends. Funeral service Friday 11 AM at the Church of St. John the Baptist, 4625 West 125th St. Savage, MN. Visitation Thursday 5-7 PM in the Atrium at St. John’s Church and one hour prior to service at church. In lieu of flowers, Memorials preferred to her son, Robert Duffy’s Education Fund.

Monday, March 10, 2014

McGregor, Donna M.

Age 84 of Minneapolis, MN.  Born April 25, 1929 in Prairie du Chien, WI to Roy and Flora (Whitbeck) Rosendale.  Preceded in death by parents, husband Arthur; son Steven; and brothers Edgar and Warren (Herb).  Donna prided herself on hard work and together with her husband owned and operated Western Roofing Supply for 59 years.  A devoted wife, mother and grandmother, faith and family were everything.  Survived by children, Linda (Rick) Oelfke, Laura (Nick) Kovich, David (Patti), Sharon (Chuck) Nelson, and Sheila; Grandchildren, Amy (Joe), Paul (Lacey), Mike (Lauren), Erik (Kelly), Dan, Katie, Rob, Tom, Meghan, Jose, Lodanne, Layla, Ethan and Connor; Great-grandchildren, Samantha, Josh, Julia, Alex, Alexis, Carter, Tyler, Kaylee, Matilda and Matilda's sibling due in July;  daughter-in-law, Delfina; dear relatives Gladys, Vernon, Lornca, and Fareed; niece, Janis; nephews, Phil, Paul, David and Peter.  Funeral service Friday, March 14, 2014, 11:00 AM at Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church, 5025 Knox Avenue South.  Interment Lakewood Cemetery.  Visitation Thursday, 5-8 PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 5801 Lyndale Avenue So. and also one hour prior to service at church.  A special thank you to the "angels" at N.C. Little Hospice for their compassionate and loving care of our Mother.  If so desired memorials may be directed to N.C. Little Hospice of donor's choice.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN           612 861 6088


Monday, March 10, 2014


Linda A. age 66 of Plymouth, went home to Jesus peacefully on March 10 surrounded by family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Winifred; brother, Dean. Survived by lifelong “Special Friend” Mary Hulbert; siblings, Bonnie (Bill) Olson, Barry Benjamin, Neal (Kathy) Benjamin, DDS; nieces and nephews, Kathleen (Lonny) Oehlerking, Colleen Olson, Billy Olson, Patrick Benjamin, Colin Benjamin; grandnieces, Mackenzie and Maggie Oehlerking; extended family; many, many, many friends including her “feline friends”, Betsy and Annie.

Linda team taught first grade in the Minneapolis Public School System for 34 years with Mary. Teaching and loving her “kids” was a lifelong passion for Linda. She touched so many deeply with love and generosity and made so many lives better because of it. The world is truly a better place because of her bright and caring spirit.

 An Irish celebration of Linda’s life will be held Saturday 11 AM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 7300 42nd Ave North. (Please dress in your “Irish” spirit clothes!) Visitation 1 hour prior to service. Private interment Gethsemane Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Linda’s name to the Salvation Army.

NEW HOPE, MN     763 531 1777

Friday, March 7, 2014

87, of Bloomington, founder of South Suburban Answering & Secretarial Service, was taken peacefully to heaven on March 7, 2014.

Preceded in death by Parents Henry and Ethel Lochen; Husband, William R. Prout; Sister, Patricia Crowe; Brother, Robert Lochen. Survived by Children, Carol (Bill) Ryan, Terri Ryman (Bobby Strength), Bill (Faye) Prout, Joan Steinhoff; Grandchildren, Michael (Lisa), Jennifer (Matt), Stephen, Kristina (Jarod), Kyle (Danielle), Sarah (Nick), Jessica, Stephanie, Michelle; 13 Great-grandchildren, Taylor, Blake, Trevor, Nicholas, Elliana, Travis, Joseph, Joshua, Bennett, Kyla, LeAnn, Jett and Connor; many nieces, nephews and cousins; Special Friends, Anita Milnes, Fr. Kevin Finnegan, Tony Cincotta & family, Lil Burch, Marilyn Atkinson.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday, March 13, at 11:00 AM at Church of St. Edward, 9401 Nesbitt Ave S., Bloomington. Visitation two hours prior to Mass at the church. Private interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

A special thank you to her caregivers and the staff at Edina Park Plaza for their gentle care and love during Shirley’s final month.

Bloomington 952.888.7771

Friday, March 7, 2014

Katherine B. “Kay” Graves, age 84 of Eden Prairie; formerly of Edina.  Born June 13, 1929;  passed away March 7, 2014.  Survived by husband, Richard W. “Bud” Graves; children, Cynthia (Reed) Olson, Thomas Graves, Paul (Laura) Graves and Suzanne (Paul) Reed; grandchildren, Jenna and Erin Olson; Stephen, Brian, Jacob and Dylan Graves; Lauren, Kayla, Sarah and Emily Reed.  Kay was a Washburn High School and University of Minnesota graduate.  She met Bud as Juniors in High School and they were married for over 61 years.  She enjoyed traveling, playing bridge, spending winters in Florida and walks with her husband.  Thank you to the wonderful caregivers at Castle Ridge Care Center for the love and care given to her the past 10 years. Mass of Christian Burial 11a.m., Wednesday, March 12th at the Church of St. Patrick, 6820 St. Patrick's Lane, Edina with visitation one hour prior to Mass only.  Interment Resurrection Cemetery, Mendota Heights.  Memorials preferred to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Minneapolis, MN   612-861-6088

Gill Brothers Funeral Home Minneapolis MN
Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Meyer, Francis L. "Fran", age 74, of Bloomington, MN, passed away March 03, 2014.

Survived by his loving wife Janet of 48 years; daughter Shari (David) Holman; son Steve (Carmen) Meyer: grandchildren; Lorna, Kate, Erin, Kyle, Karl, Ellie, Sara, Laura; Brother Kenneth Meyer of Bloomington; Sisters Mary (Bob) Baum, Donna (Tom) Burris, and Jane (Denver) Kerby of Seattle, WA; Brother and Sister-in-Law Loren (Miriam) Jilek, Sister-in-Law LaVona Meyer and many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by parents; John and Margaret, and Brothers; Joseph, Charles, and Ronald.

He was raised on a farm near Mt. Carmel, North Dakota. He enlisted in the Army in 1958. After serving his country, he moved to Bloomington, MN where he was a self employed business owner installing siding\windows for over 40 years.  He enjoyed his collector cars, farm tractors, and vintage snowmobiles at his pole barn in the country.  He was especially proud of his grandchildren and valued the numerous relationships with family and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial Tues, March 11th, 2014 at 11 AM at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church, 901 East 90th St., Bloomington.  Interment at Ft. Snelling.  Visitation 5-8 PM Mon, March 10th, 2014 at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Ave. So., Bloomington and 1 hour prior to Mass at Church.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Virginia Lee Tverberg, "Ginger" Loving wife, mother and daughter, age 51 of Savage.  Born December 10, 1962, passed away February 27, 2014.  Survived by husband of 28 years, Tim; sons, Tim Jr. and Trevor; mother, Jean Nutter; 5 sisters; 5 brothers-in-law; 1 sister-in-law and many nieces and nephews.  Funeral Service 11 a.m. Friday, March 14th at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Ave. S.  Visitation Thursday, 4-8PM and one hour prior to service.

Bloomington, MN    952-888-7771

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Jeannette R. Benson, age 100 of Minneapolis.  Survived by brother, Russell (June) Benson.  Funeral Service 12 p.m., Wednesday, March 12th at Lakewood Cemetery Chapel, 3600 Hennepin Ave. S. Interment Lakewood Cemetery.

Minneapolis, MN    612-861-6088

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Elizabeth Jane (Betty) Hopkins age 78 residing in Bloomington, MN, passed away on March 5, 2014. Preceded in death by mother, Pearline Lell and father, Leslie Lell; brother, Wayne and sister Barbara. Survived by loving husband, William; daughters, Patricia and Pamela; granddaughter, Jennifer; great-granddaughters, Christina, Natasha and Sara and siblings, Billy Ray (Judy), Robert and June. Enjoyed the valuable times she spent with family, especially her grandchildren. Loved cooking and entertaining for the family. Was an avid reader, very competitive card player and loved puzzles, both word/number and jigsaw. She will be greatly missed by all those who loved her. Visitation, Tuesday, March 11th, 5-8 PM and one hour prior to service. Funeral Service, Wednesday, March 12th 1PM at Gill Brothers 9947 Lyndale Ave So. Memorials to Diabetes Foundation, Heart Association or Leukemia Foundation. In lieu of flowers if desired.
BLOOMINGTON MN 952.888.7771