Funeral Notices

Monday, June 1, 2015

Mankey, Dr. James C. Age 97 of Bloomington, MN, died peacefully on May 25th.  Preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Margaret (Moudry), son Michael, and his Chilean daughter, Olga.  Dr. Mankey exhibited the same campassion, support and unconditional love in his parenting as he did with his patients.  He became Margaret's primary caregiver for years prior to her death in 2010, and referred to her as his "everloving bride" on the day of his death.  Survived by children, Merodie (Don) Johnson, daughter-in-law, Carol Mankey (Jack) Huesby, Molly Mankey, Mark (Susan) Mankey, Margo (Harry M.D.) Hoppmann, Martin (Diane) Mankey M.D., and Matthew (Kate) Mankey, Esq.; 19 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild.  Dr. Mankey was proud of his service to the country as a Navy physician in the Pacific Theater during WW II and took great pride in caring for the wounded.  Founder of Southwest Internists P.A.  In his 40 years of practice, Dr. Mankey served as President and Chairman of the Board of Hennepin County Medical Society, Vice-President and Treasurer of Minnesota County Medical Foundation, President of the U. of M. Medical School Alumini Assoc., President of Hennepin County Medical Foundation and the Minnesota Chapter of the American Society of Internal Medicine.  Upon retirement he served as a consultant for the State of Minnesota reviewing disablility evaluations and as a member of the Executive Committee of Hennepin County Medical Society Senior Physicians Association. He was honored in 1991 with the Bolles-Bolles-Rogers Award which is presented to physicians whose contributions to medicine make him an outstanding example of the profession.  Dr. Mankey attended the University of St. Thomas and the University of Minnesota Medical School.  He served on the Board of Trustees for the College of St. Catherine and was a Clinical Associate Professor of medicine at the U. of M. for many years.   An avid sports fan and season ticket holder for the Vikings, North Stars and his beloved Gophers, he held season tickets to  Gopher football for 66 years.  Thanks to his grandson, Mark, he was able to attend Gopher games through the 2014 season.  Dr. Mankey was a resident of Friendship Village for many years, where he received excellent care and made many friends among the residents and staff.  Mass of Christian Burial Monday, June 1, 2015, 11 AM  at the Church of Christ the King, 5029 Zenith Ave. So. with visitation one hour prior to mass.  Interment, St. Mary's Cemetery.  Memorials preferred to Catholic Charities or Christ the King Catholic Church.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN      612 861 6088

Gill Brothers Funeral Home Minneapolis MN
Monday, June 1, 2015

Wentzel, Clayton K. age 91 of Crystal. Clayt served in the Army Air Force during WWII, was sales representative in building materials for many years and retired owner of Minuteman Services.  Survived by loving wife of 68 years, Dorothy; children, Jane Halverson, Scott (Chris) Wentzel; grandchildren, Sarah Halverson, Ryan Halverson, Andrew Wentzel, Nicholas Wentzel; great-grandchildren, Jaemyn, Aria, Rylan; brother. Mel (Anita) Wentzel. Funeral Service Monday 10 AM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 7300 42nd Avenue North.  Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Visitation Sunday 3-5 PM .  Memorials preferred to Mayo Research or The Minnesota Veteran’s Home.
NEW HOPE, MN     763 531 1777


Sunday, May 31, 2015

 Age 87, of Minneapolis, on May 28, 2015, of congestive heart failure. Born on May 18, 1928, in Swift County, Minnesota. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. Nicknamed “Tootsie” as a child, Vivian spent her childhood on the farm in Swift County, attended one-room country schools through eighth grade, and moved to Benson for high school. An excellent student, Vivian was valedictorian of her class at Benson High School in 1946. She married Luverne Hallberg on December 27, 1952, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Benson, Minnesota. Their first child, Venee Ann, was born the following year but lived only a few months. Their daughter Darcy was born in 1958, and daughter Jan followed in 1960. After the girls were in school, Vivian returned to work as a real estate closer for the Spring Company, Coldwell Banker, and Minnesota Title—a job she enjoyed and at which she excelled. After she retired in 1993, Vivian enjoyed spending time with her family and traveling to California to visit relatives.

 Vivian was preceded in death by her parents Anna and George Himley of Benson, in-laws Bernice and Hjalmer Hallberg of Benson, sister Lorraine and brother-in-law Maynard of San Diego, and daughter Venee Ann. Vivian is survived by her husband of 62 years, Luverne; brother-in-law DuWayne Hallberg and sister-in-law Ethel Mae Hallberg of New Hope; daughter Darcy and grandson Tim of Milpitas, California; daughter Jan of Minneapolis; nieces Priscilla Philbrick Richardson of Oklahoma City and Robin Philbrick Brady of San Diego; and nephews Steven Philbrick of San Diego and David Hallberg of Isanti.

 A visitation will be held on Sunday May 31, 2015 at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 5801 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, from 3-5 PM. A funeral service will be held in Benson at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church, 800 10th Street South on Tuesday, June 2 at 11 AM, visitation one hour prior to service. Interment at the Benson City Cemetery.


                                                  Minneapolis, MN       612-861-6088

Gill Brothers Funeral Home Minneapolis MN
Saturday, May 30, 2015

Mary Kathryn Pepple, age 87 of Edina.  Born September 26, 1917, died February 23, 2015. Kathryn was a US Navy WAVE during WWII. Preceded in death by husband, Clyde; parents, John and Hilma McTarnaghan.  Survived by son, John Pepple (Sarah Blick); daughter, Kathryn Pepple (Daniel Shapiro); granddaughter, Genevieve and brother, Jack McTarnaghan.  Memorial Service 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 30th at 7500 York Avenue South. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery.


Friday, May 29, 2015

73, of Brooklyn Park, passed away on May 23, 2015. A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 29, at 11:00 AM at Family of God Lutheran Church, 8625 Zane Ave N, Brooklyn Park. Interment Ft. Snelling National Cemetery.
New Hope 762-531-1777

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Kathryn "Kay" T. Berka
born in Superior, WI, Nov. 4, 1917 and passed away peacefully in Minneapolis on May 23, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, John. Survived by daughters, Kathryn Glockner (Richard) and Barbara Berka (Jim, special friend); Grandchildren, Veronica, Nicholas, Jennifer, Jonathan, Andrew and Heather; Great-Grandchildren, Carissa, Tyler, Jacob, Nathan, Colette and Stephen; Great-great-grandson, Kyson, and a multitude of beloved family and friends. Mass of Christian Burial 11am, Thursday, May 28th at The Church of Bonaventure, 901 East 90th Street, Bloomington with visitation one hour prior to mass only. Luncheon to follow. Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
Bloomington, MN 952-888-7771

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Candido Milaflores Alamil "Tatay," passed away peacefully on May 22, 2015, at the age of 95 years old. 

 He was the husband of late Conchita Alamil and father of the late Lorena Alamil.  He is survived by his daughters Bembi Lira, Corazon Soriano, Cecille Soriano; his grandchildren, Hale Lira, Sharon Gomez, Martin Lira, Patricia Lira, and Patricia Soriano; his great-grandchildren, Hamilton Gomez, Augustine Gomez, Montgomery Gomez, and Renee Lira. 
Born and raised in Legaspi Albay, Philippines, Tatay was a veteran of the Philippine Scouts serving the United States military during WWII.  Served with honor and survived the Bataan Death March. He devoted his life to raising his daughters, and gave them all the tools to reach their maximum potential as strong and successful women.
Emigrated to the United States and settled in Minneapolis.  He was a true family man that grew vegetables, cooked meals, built furniture, installed wiring, discussed politics, helped his grandchildren, and kept strong for his great-grandchildren.  Please join us to celebrate his life and memories. The viewing is scheduled for May 27, 2015 from 5-9pm at Gill Brothers Funeral Chapels: 7300 N 42nd Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55427.  The funeral is on May 28, 2015 at 11am, at St. Joseph Church: 8701 N 36th Ave, New Hope, MN 55427.  All are welcome to attend and celebrate Candido's "Tatay's" life.  Flowers and condolences may be sent to 5500 Louisiana Avenue North Crystal, MN 55428. 
"The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering" - Ben Okri
Gill Brothers Funeral Home Minneapolis MN
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Age 80, of Bloomington, formerly of Winona, MN. Proud U.S. Air Force Veteran of the Korean War. Member of the American Legion Post 0435. Graduate of Winona High School & Winona State University. Was called to his eternal home on May 18, 2015. Preceded in death by father Felix J. Prondzinski; mother Agnes (Czarnowski) Prondzinski; infant brother & sister Richard & Marion Prondzinski. Survived by loving wife of 59 years Shirley; daughter Nancy Jones; grandchildren Kaia & Nick Jones; sister Therese Briska; many nieces, nephews, friends & relatives. Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 11 AM at St. Bonaventure Church, 901 E. 90th St, Bloomington. Visitation 1 hour prior to service at the church. Interment Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials preferred to the family.

Bloomington   952-888-7771

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Mary Elizabeth Sullivan (nee Pattison) was born on July 22, 1930 in Derby, CT to Herbert and Mary (Dougherty) Pattison and died May 19, 2015 in Minneapolis, MN.  Preceded in death by husband, James.  Survived by children, Anne, James (Linda), Mary (Doug) and Margaret (Jon) and four grandchildren.  Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 27th at the Church of the Incarnation, 3817 Pleasant Avenue South, Minneapolis.  Interment Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis.            Minneapolis, MN         612-861-6088

Gill Brothers Funeral Home Minneapolis MN
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Mario Roberto Impagliazzo of Bloomington, MN, age 83, passed away on 5/22/15. He was a proud first generation Italian American born December 15, 1931 in Bronx, NY where he grew up with his brother Silvio and late sister Lydia.

Graduated Dewitt Clinton HS; served in the U.S. Navy from 1951-1955 on board the USS ATKA expedition to the South Pole.

Mario began his 35 year career in the airline industry with TWA in Queens NY, and then continued his career with Northwest Airlines in Flight Operations, retiring in 1993 in Bloomington, Minnesota with his wife of 31 years Sara and ever faithful companion, the late Clancy, the cat.

For 20 years he held a part-time position at both Met Stadium and Met Center as a vendor.  Dedicated fans will remember his New York call "Programs here"!

Survived by his loving wife, Sara, children Theresa (Joel) Jaroscak, Valerie, Marguerite, Lisa, Michael (Tami). Step children Melissa, Garth (Hiromi), Gretchen (Mark), Diedrich, son/grandson Christopher (Sharon); grandchildren, Jonathan, Jennifer (Troy), Greta (Ryan), Kirstin; 4 great grandchildren.

Funeral service, May 27 at 10 AM.  Visitation one hour prior at Nativity of Mary, 9900 Lyndale Ave S, Bloomington.  Interment at Fort Snelling following.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Lewy Body Dementia Association.

BLOOMINGTON, MN   952 888 7771