Funeral Notices

Monday, February 17, 2014

Calhoun, Earline H.

87, of Burnsville, passed away on Monday, February 17, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, and granddaughter, Amy. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Wayman Calhoun; son, Dr David Lee Calhoun; daughter, Karen (Richard) Erickson; grandson, Adam (Miranda) Erickson; great granddaughter, Shannon Amy Erickson; sisters, Kathleen Just, Phylis Davidson, & Betty Sue Dunnam; 3 nieces, and 2 nephews.

Earline was an active member of Southtown Baptist Church; she enjoyed teaching school for most of her life, and loved sewing and gardening.

There will be a memorial service on Friday, February 21, 2014, at 3:00 PM, at Southtown Baptist Church, 2600 W. 82nd St, Bloomington.  Interment will be at Roselawn Memorial Park in Little Rock, AR.

Bloomington                      952.888.7771

Monday, February 17, 2014

Heald, Jeffrey S.

Age 49 of Bloomington, MN.  Born August 5, 1964 in Oil City, PA.  Preceded in death by brother, Scott and stepfather, Robert Yunker.  Survived by children, Andrew, Jacob, Nicholas, Angel and Jena; 5 great-grandchildren; mother, Ginny Yunker; father, Gary Heald; brothers, Jim (Lori), Shawn, Jonathan, and Todd.  Funeral service Monday, February 24th, 2014 ~ 3 PM at Gill Brothers Bloomington Chapel, 9947 Lyndale Avenue So. with visitation beginning at 2 PM.  Private interment.

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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Pahl, Audrey M. age 90 formerly of Bloomington and Prior Lake died peacefully on February 16, 2014 at Aitkin Health Services. Preceded in death by husband, Arnold F.; Survived by children, Linda (Bob) Smith, David (Judy); 9 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; brothers, Robert (Celeste) Gerde and Richard (Pat) Gerde. Funeral service Friday 1 PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Ave. So. Interment Dawn Valley Memorial Park. Visitation Friday 12-1PM. Memorials preferred to Aitkin Health Services.

BLOOMINGTON, MN    952 888 7771

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Sally Weikleenget age 82 of Minneapolis passed away at home on February 15, 2014. She was a sweet loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend.  Our family would like to thank the caregivers of Visiting Angels for the kind and compassionate care they gave Sally in her final days.

She was born in Grygla, MN and moved to Minneapolis after marrying her Husband Joe, where she lived the rest of her life. She loved cars and shared Joe’s passion for building and racing cars. They owned a radio and TV repair business, Home Radio and TV.  She started working at Lutheran Brotherhood in 1962 and retired in 1986.    She was known affectionately by many children as Grandma Sally and she cherished all of them.  

She was preceded in death by Husband, Joe; Son, Mark; Sister, Goldie; Brother, John and parents Martha and Bjorgo Johnson.

She is survived by Daughter, Joan Gibson (Weikleenget); Son-in-Law, Joe Gibson; Grandsons, Mark Gibson and Bobby Gibson, and family and friends who remember her with love. 

Funeral service Monday February 24, 11 AM at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church 5025 Knox Ave. So.  Visitation Monday 1 hour prior to service only. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Memorials preferred to Amherst H. Wilder Foundation’s Child Development Center.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN     612 861 6088

Gill Brothers Funeral Home Minneapolis MN
Saturday, February 15, 2014

Anderson, William H. “Bill”

Age 87 of Prior Lake,  formerly of Bloomington, MN, was born on Oct 3, 1926 in Crete, Il and passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Feb 15, 2014 after a long journey with Alzheimer’s. Bill loved the outdoors and was a man of great character; a true servant to his family, his friends, and his church. Preceded in death by his son Scott William, parents Harlow and Nellie, brother James, sister Doris. Survived by his wife of 60 years Ardy; children Linda, Brenda (Dennis), Rhonda (Doug), Wendy (Steve), Steven (Jeana); 17 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Burial with military honors at Fort Snelling National Cemetery Friday Feb 21 at 1:30 pm. Visitation Friday 4-7pm at Portland Avenue United Methodist Church  8000 Portland Ave, Bloomington. Funeral Saturday Feb 22 at 11:00am with visitation one hour prior. The family is very appreciative of the love and compassionate care given to him at the Minnesota Veteran’s Home. Memorials preferred to the Alzheimer’s Assoc or PAUMC church.


                                  BLOOMINGTON, MN  952 888 7771


Gill Brothers Funeral Home Minneapolis MN
Saturday, February 15, 2014

Kempton, William E. Sr.

Born in Minneapolis, grew up in Morgan, MN and Minneapolis.  He left high school to enlist in the Army when World War II broke out.  Landed in Normandy on June 8, 1944 and fought in northern Europe until war’s end.  Worked as bartender and manager at the President Café on Nicollet and Lake St.  Married in 1950, Bloomington resident since 1952. Survived by wife of 63 years, June; children, Jacquie Kempton, Bill Jr. (Laura Shirley); grandchildren, Devon Greshler, Cody Schaedler, Mari Kempton, Lauren Schaedler, Tyler Kempton; great-granddaughter, Ashley  Lavender; brother, George (Evelyn) Kempton. Funeral service Friday 11 AM at Martin Luther Manor Chapel, 1401 East 100th St. Bloomington.  Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Visitation Thursday 4-7 PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Ave So. and ½ hour prior to service.

BLOOMINGTON, MN          952 888 7771

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Clifford Bruce Skogman, age 66 of Bloomington, passed away peacefully on February 12, 2014.  Proud Vietnam Veteran and jokester who would literally give you the shirt off his back.  Preceded in death by parents, William Sr. and Gladys; daughter, Stacey; brother, William Jr. and sisters, Rochelle and Phyllis.  Survived by children, Sean, Kelly, Sheila and Nick; 6 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; sisters, June, Ann and Linda; brothers, Robert, Dale and Anthony; former spouse, Kaye; special friend, Theresa and many other relatives and friends.  Funeral Service 11 a.m., Tuesday, February 18th at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Ave. S., Bloomington.  Visitation Monday, 4-8 p.m. and one hour prior to service.  Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to his children.

Bloomington, MN    952-888-7771

Gill Brothers Funeral Home Minneapolis MN
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Ray was born in Lakefield, MN on February 12th, 1920 to John and Mary Mlazgar and died on February 12th, 2014 shortly after a family celebration of his 94th birthday.  He grew up in Pipestone, MN and graduated from Pipestone High School.  In 1940, Ray enlisted in the South Dakota National Guard.  On November, 22nd, 1941 Ray shipped out from San Francisco with the 147th Field Artillery on a confidential mission to protect the Philippines from enemy attack.  The company’s ship departed Pearl Harbor on November 30th and was at sea exactly one week when that base was attacked.  A declaration of war rerouted the 147th to Australia where they “dug-in” to protect the northern section of that country.  Fortunately, Allied Naval and Air forces halted Imperial expansion from reaching Australia in the Battle of the Coral Sea.  Ray served 38 months in the South Pacific during World War II and was involved in many island invasions as the Allies began to retake land from the enemy.

After his military discharge in 1945, Ray attended St. Thomas College and The University of Minnesota where he earned a degree in Electrical Engineering.  On a bus ride from southwestern Minnesota to Minneapolis, Ray met Dolores Ann Zwaska.  They married at St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Shakopee on June 7th, 1947 and over the years raised 4 children at their homes in Minneapolis and Bloomington.

After graduating from the U of M in 1950, Ray started his career as a design engineer with Electric Machinery of Minneapolis.  Eventually Ray worked as a sales engineer for Volco Co., Pyle National Co. and Hubbell Lighting.  In 1970 Ray formed a manufacturer’s representative agency, R.L. Mlazgar Associates, Inc., which has grown to now include 19 highly skilled staff members.  Ray was a member of the North Central Electrical League for over 50 years and was honored as a Life Long Member in 2002.

Beyond military, family and career, Ray enjoyed golf, hunting, fishing, supporting MN sporting teams and had a notable skill in billiards.  Ray competed on several occasions representing the St. Paul Athletic Club in the National 3 Cushion Billiards Tournament.  Playing pool against Ray has been known to cause financial losses to opponents including a car on one occasion.

Preceded in death by parents, John and Mary; sister, Marge Neale; brothers, John and Louis Mlazgar; sisters-in-law, Sister Aleda (CST), Florence Windschitl,  Roslia Zwaska, Cathy Zwaska; brothers-in-law, John Zwaska, Leonard Zwaska, Ray Zwaska, Bill Beal and Dick Windschitl.

Ray is survived by his wife of 67 years, Dolores; children, Mike (Marlys), Mark (Kim), Tom and Lisa; grandchildren, Lindsay Mlazgar, Chris Mlazgar, Jerry Moore, Keri Storms; 4 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law, Donna Mlazgar, Cyrilla Beal and Elizabeth Zwaska.

Ray was a man of strong Christian faith with a warm presence, great sense of humor and endless stories.  He truly loved his life, his family and will be missed by all who knew him.

Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday 10 AM at the Church of the Nativity of Mary, 9900 Lyndale Ave. So. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday 4-7 PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home 9947 Lyndale Ave. So. And 1 hour prior to Mass at Church. Memorials preferred to The Salvation Army.

BLOOMINGTON, MN     952 888 7771

Gill Brothers Funeral Home Minneapolis MN
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

85, of Bloomington, passed away on February 11, 2014. A U.S. Army Paratrooper who served during the Korean War. Kent was a longtime employee of Hitchcock Industries. He was preceded in death by his parents, Amy & Charles Walker, wife, Cora Walker, and son, Kent Walker Jr. He is survived by his children, Cora Pieper, Terry Walker, Larry (Louise) Walker, Sandy (Tim) Berge, and Jeff (Debbie) Walker; 8 Grandchildren; 14 Great Grandchildren; and brother, Lloyd (Margaret) Walker. Memorial Service will be on Friday, February 14, at 11 AM at the Chapel at Martin Luther Campus, 1401 E. 100th St, Bloomington. Visitation will be for one hour prior to service at the Chapel. Interment will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Bloomington                      952.888.7771

Monday, February 10, 2014

Graham, Kalina M.

December 21, 2013 + February 10, 2014

Beloved infant daughter of Takayla Nelson and Bartholomew Graham.  Also survived by sister Ava Marie Graham; grandparents Shawnda and Joseph Nelson; great-grandparents James and Gladys Graham, Joseph and Rita Williams; great great-grandmother Valese Reggs; Aunties Sharita (Anthony) Ross and Quiana Nelson.  Funeral service Monday, February 17th, 12 NOON at Bryant Avenue Baptist Church, 5601 Bryant Avenue South with visitation beginning at 11 AM.  Private interment.

Gill Brothers  612-861-6088