Funeral Notices

Wednesday, June 19, 2013


Thomas john age 76 of Little Sisters of the Poor, St. Paul formerly of South Minneapolis died peacefully on June 19, 2013. Tom was born in Harvey, IL to John and Helen Pauly who preceded him in death. He attended Michael Dowling grade school in Minneapolis and graduated from Saint Thomas Military Academy in 1955 and attended St. Thomas College. He was a long time employee of the Pako Corp. Tom is survived by his beloved classmates from STMA and many friends.  Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday 10:30 AM at the Chapel at Little Sisters of the Poor, 330 Exchange St., St. Paul. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday one hour prior to Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Little Sisters of the Poor or the Tom Pauly Scholarship Fund at Saint Thomas Academy.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN           612 861 6088

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Geneva Joana Martin, of Bloomington, MN passed away June 18, 2013 at the age of 80.  Preceded in death by parents, Lester & Mildred Wise and Fred & Isa Varney; sister, Dorothy Sumner.  Survived by husband, Leo; children, Steve, Susan (Bobby) Bradley, Scott, Patrick (Kelly), Sharon (Tom) and Joyce; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, Doris (Sherman) Olson and Edythe (Kenneth) Crowe; brother, Ron (Sue) Wise; plus extended family and friends.  Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m., Monday, June 24th at the Church of St. John the Baptist, 4625 West 125th Street, Savage (952-890-9465).  Visitation Sunday, 2-6PM and one hour prior to Mass BOTH AT CHURCH.  Interment St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Burnsville.  In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred.                 Bloomington Chapel            952-888-7771

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Cao, Nhan Thi

Age 87 of Bloomington, MN.  Survived by husband, Hoang Ba Ngo; daughters, Phuong Ngo, Hong Ngo, and Cuc Ngo.  Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, June 22, 2013, 10 AM at the Church of St. Joseph Hien, 2627 Queen Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411.  Interment will follow at Gethsemane Cemetery.  Visitation Thursday AND Friday, 5-8:30 PM, Gill Brothers Bloomington Chapel, 9947 Lyndale Ave. So.


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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Chalmers, Richard J.
Age 82 of Champlin, passed asway on June 15th.  He was born August 24, 1930 in Hilo, Hawaii.  He is preceded in death by his beloved wife Joan; brother Robert Jr.; sister Jacqueline and parents Henrietta and Robert.  He is survived by his son Eric (Nancy), daughter Rae (Tom)Chalmers and grandchildren Ryan and Kristen Chalmers, Alison VanderZanden and Lauren (Rick) Slingluff.

Dick was born surrounded by the Hawaiian paradise. Dick and his family worked for the plantations before Hawaii became a U.S. state in 1959. He loved Hawaii, its people and culture. After high school, Dick moved to California in 1948 to study engineering at San Francisco City College then transferred to UC Berkeley where he graduated in 1952. On June 16th, two days after graduating from Berkeley, he married his high school sweetheart from Hawaii, Joan Lyman Padgett. He was a devoted husband who cared for Joan until her death in 2011 from Alzheimers. Nothing demonstrated Dick's character more than his decade of selfless care for Joan at the end of her life.

After leaving Berkeley, Dick worked for FMC Corporation in San Jose, Wisconsin and Minnesota until he retired in 1989 as Manager of Engineering at FMC Naval Systems Division in Fridley. Dick and Joan enjoyed their river home in Champlin and travelled extensively during retirement. They returned many times to their beautiful Hawaii, where they were welcomed by their many friends and relatives.

Dick will be remembered for his love of celebrations, laughter with family and friends, and pursuing a wide range of interests. Into his 80's he could still stand waist deep in the Mississippi River holding the dock with one hand while fastening a screw with another. He was a vital man who lived a rich and rewarding life.

Please join us for a celebration of Dick's life at the Chalmers Home, 5057 Gladstone Avenue South, Minneapolis on Thursday, June 27th, 5:00-8:00pm. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: College of Engineering, UC Berkeley, 201 McLaughlin Hall, #1722, Berkeley, CA 94720-1722 in memory of Richard Chalmers.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

89, died on June 12, 2013 in Minnetonka. She was born on Feb 19, 1924 to David and Annie Nelson and graduated from Washburn HS in 1942. She married Quentin Hanson on October 11, 1946 and they made their home in Richfield for 62 years and were charter members of Emerson Ave. United Church of Christ. Doris worked for Richfield School systems in food service for many years. She and Quent spent all of the summers at the family cabin on Girl Lake in Longville, MN where they made wonderful family memories. Doris was preceded in death by her parents, David and Annie Nelson and her husband, Quentin. She is survived by 2 daughters: Carol (Larry) Clark of Plymouth, MN and Cherie (Michael) Cleveland of Walker, MN and one sister, Dorothy Walker of Minnetonka. She dearly loved her 4 grandchildren and the families: Courtney (Richard) Bierlein, Carrie (Bryan) Schlicht, Lindsay (Joshua) Bondy, and Andrew (Sophia) Cleveland, and welcomed 6 great-grandchildren. A memorial service for Doris will be held at 1 PM on Friday, June 28, 2013, at Emerson Congregational UCC, 7601 Emerson Ave S, Richfield, MN.

Minneapolis                       612-861-6088

Gill Brothers Funeral Home Minneapolis MN
Monday, June 10, 2013

Richard (“Dick”) Kinsella passed away on June 10, 2013 from complications related to dementia.

 Preceded in death by parents, Frank and Vernetta; siblings, Eileen Boike, John, Joseph, Steven and Lorine Kinsella. Survived by 9 children, John (Tammy), Dan (Karen), Mary (Mike) Maeser, Bob (Lisa), Margaret Johnson, Mark (Stephanie), Paul (Cheryl), Joe (Julie) Jenny Kinsella; 24 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild and sister-in-law, Barbara.

 The father of nine children, he was a gracious man, worked hard to support his family and quietly pursued a way of living that would please our Lord. Dick’s work career was as a court reporter. First for the Hennepin County court system and then creating his own court reporting service, Kinsella & Hartigan.  With his wife of 59 years, Rita, they raised this large family in south Minneapolis. He adored the beauty of Lake Harriet, sailing and sitting on his porch. He leaves this world loved for his quiet dedication to family and faith.

 Wake to be held at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 5801 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis Minnesota, 5-8:00 on Monday, June 17 and one hour prior to Mass at Church.  Mass of Christian Burial at the Church of St. Thomas the Apostle, 2914 W. 44th St, Mpls. MN,  Tuesday, June 18 10:30, lunch to follow; burial at Fort Snelling. In lieu of flowers consider memorials to Down Syndrome Association of Minnesota or St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church. 


                         MINNEAPOLIS, MN                               612 861 6088

Gill Brothers Funeral Home Minneapolis MN
Saturday, June 8, 2013


Vivian A. age 87 of Golden Valley, MN.  Preceded in death by husband, Robert; son, Anthony; siblings and great grandson, Gabriel.  Survived by children, Joan (James) Smith, William (Janet), Charles (Dianne), Jay (Vicky), Brian (Martha), Christopher (Doreen), Patricia (James) Tucker; brother, Lawrence (Mary) Walker; 18 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.  Visitation Tuesday 5-8 at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 7300 42nd Avenue North. Prayer service and memory sharing 7:30 PM Tuesday.  Private interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials Preferred to Muscular Dystrophy Association

                                        NEW HOPE, MN                    763 531 1777

Thursday, June 6, 2013


Linda M. of Bloomington passed away on June 6 at the age of 62.  Preceded in death by father, Richard J. Survived by mother, Dorothy; sisters, Betty, Donna and Hope; niece Carrie (Chris) Horne and her step son, Ian. Funeral Service Thursday June 13, 2013 11:00 AM at Cedar Valley Church, 8600 Bloomington Ave. So. Visitation Wednesday 4-7 PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Av. So. and 1 hour prior to service Thursday.  Memorials preferred to Crowne Pointe Church, Bloomington, MN

BLOOMINGTON, MN    952 888 7771

Thursday, June 6, 2013

94 passed away peacefully and surround by love on June 6,2013. She is survived by her much loved son-in-law Jim Gracey, her best friends Bootsie, Tweety Bird and Pretty Boy. Sisters Phyllis Holt, Marlys (Carroll) Beghun, Betty McDonald. Grandchildren Tammy Wainwright, Sherri Radiola, Jeff (Tina) Radiola, Sandy Radiola, Todd Radiola, Kim Nigro, Heather Gobel, Joel (Robin) Gracey, Pat (Kelly) Gracey, and Jon (Joanne) Gracey. 22 great-grandchildren and 3 great great-grandchildren, and numerous other family members, friends, and loved ones. She is preceded in death by her husband Earl Gobel, her children Patricia Gracey, Gary Gobel and Sandra Gobel and granddaughter Terri Fox. Funeral service Tuesday 11AM Gill Brothers 9947 Lyndale Ave So. Bloomington MN. Visitation one hour prior to service. Interment Peace Lutheran Cemetery Menominee, WI. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to Bloomington Living Hope Lutheran Church.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Colleen, age 45 of South Minneapolis died unexpectedly as a result of a heart attack on June 4, 2013.  Survived by husband, Sean; daughter, Brenna; parents, Robert & Frances Sullivan and in-laws Janice & Michael Carey; brother, Patrick Sullivan and brother and sister-in-law Steven and Jennifer, and many other loving relatives and friends.

Colleen was born and grew up in East Hartford, Connecticut.  She graduated from East Catholic High School and maintained many close friendships even as her life took her away from her home town.  She received her bachelor's degree in advertising from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she met her husband Sean.  She attended the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design following college and when she married, moved to Minnesota living first in Cottage Grove and then Minneapolis.

 Colleen and Sean were blessed with the birth of daughter Brenna, who was ever the focal point of Colleen's life.  Colleen cherished every moment with her family, taking part in many school activities and organizations and devoting her time and energy to Brenna's love of music and the violin.

 Colleen's generosity and love of others was central to her life.  Through her many years working with children as a nanny, daycare provider and Montessori Day teacher she touched the lives of many children and families.  Colleen worked as a paramedic for several years helping to save lives and bring comfort to those in need, but ultimately returned to her work with children, which was her true love.

Colleen's other passions included a deep love of animals, travel and reading.  She relished a house full of pets - dogs, cats, horses, fish, rabbits, rats and hamsters were a big part of her life and shared in her love.  With her friends and family she enjoyed trips all over the U.S. and abroad.  Some of her best memories were of vacationing in Rome and Mexico, skiing in the north east or the Rocky Mountains, spending time with family at the beach in Florida or Rhode Island and exploring cities like New York, Washington DC or San Francisco.  Through it all, she was rarely without a book near to hand.  In the last few years of her life alone she read hundreds of novels, often poring through one in a single day.

 Colleen's family and her many friends will always remember her energy and optimism, and how she always had time to listen and help without judgment or criticism.  Her warmth and her grace, her open and loving heart have touched so many people and will stand forever as her greatest legacy.

 Funeral Service Friday 11 AM at 1st Evangelical Free Church, 5150 Chicago Ave. So. Visitation Thursday 5-8 PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 5801 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis and 1 hour prior to service at church.  Memorials preferred to the Brenna Carey Education Fund.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN      612 861 6088