Funeral Notices

Wednesday, March 11, 2015


Henry Joseph died on March 6, 2015. He was born March 18, 1926 in South Bend, Indiana. He is preceded in death by his parents, his siblings and two sons, Bruce and Kyle. He will be missed and is survived by wife of 67 years, Mary Helen and children, Mark (Connie), Karla (Paul Nichols), Claire (Gary Swanson), Beth (George Dahm), Kevin (Carol), Korinne (Dave Krolow) and daughter-in-law, Kristen. There are 14 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren who survive him. Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday 10:30 AM at the Church of The Annunciation, 509 West 54th Street. Interment Oak Hill Cemtery. Visitation Tuesday 4-7 PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 5801 Lyndale Ave. So. and 1 hour prior to Mass at church.  Memorials preferred to Accessibility Inc. 360 Hoover St. NE Mpls, MN  55413.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN            612 861 6088

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Age 58, of Deephaven, MN passed away on Thursday, March 5, 2015. She is survived by her daughters, Michelle (Andre), Jacqueline (Andrew), Ashley (Zack), Elise; granddaughters, Haley and Lucy; and best friend Bruce Benson. Services will be 11AM Tuesday, March 10th at Bet Shalom Congregation, 13613 Orchard Road Minnetonka, MN. Interment will follow immediately after the service at Adath - Yeshurun. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Bet Shalom,

Minneapolis     612-861-6088

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Sartain, Margaret C.

Age 91 of Minneapolis, passed away on Monday, March 2nd, 2015.  Born April 21, 1923 in International Falls, MN to Edwin F. and Edith T. (Boe) Dahl.  During her nearly 92 years, Margaret was always vibrantly oriented toward life.  She inspired others with her charm, wit, faith, gracious manner and unconditional love.  She faced many tragic losses in her life with courage and hope.  Among her greatest joys were her five children, Carol Peterson (Ron), Pamela Aronson (Terry), Claudia Grotberg (Tim), James Sartain (Dennis Slavin), Jeffrey Sartain (Mark Sedio); and her many beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She enjoyed needle-work, volunteering at Augustana Care Center and Apartments, savoring a sweet roll with coffee and being a fun and faithful friend to people of all ages.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Wendell, in 1962.  She will be dearly misssed by her family, members of her church community, and many friends.  Funeral service will be held Saturday, March 7th at 11 AM, Plymouth Congregational Church, 1900 Nicollet Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN  55404.  Visitation one hour prior to service and a luncheon will follow.  If so desired, memorials may be directed to Augustana Care ~ 1007 East 14th Street, Minneapolis, MN  55404

Minneapolis    612-861-6088

Friday, March 6, 2015

Ruth E. Romitte, age 92 of Eden Prairie, formerly of Bloomington.  Private family services.  Entombment Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis. 

Gill Brothers Funeral Home Minneapolis MN
Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Living in Chico, California, since 1998, Leonard Norman Hanschen passed away at Roseleaf Gardens, Chico, on February 17, 2015, at the age of 95.  Born March 15, 1919, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to John and Christine Hanschen, Leonard grew up there, graduating from North High.  He served overseas in World War II as a Sergeant in the United States Army.   He married Ruth Austad in 1948 and they had four children.  Leonard was predeceased by Ruth in 2011, his parents, and his siblings: John, Harvey, Robert, Evelyn and Delores.   He will be missed by his children and their families: John (Carolyn), Craig (Tammy), Christine (Phil), Timothy (Lori) and also 13 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.  He was beloved by many nieces and nephews who considered Leonard and Ruth very special, including Diane, Judy, Joel and Marnee, who survive them.   Leonard was employed by the United States Postal Service for over 30 years at the Camden Station and also served as Superintendent/Station Manager at the Coon Rapids and Robbinsdale Post Offices.  After retirement, he started a seven year career with Minnesota Title Company.   Leonard was a tremendous athlete—he boxed and played golf, basketball and softball, and he was a superior card and cribbage player.  He mastered the most difficult crossword puzzles, and enjoyed reading books and newspapers.  He loved traveling with Ruth to see family and friends in North and South Dakota, Minnesota, Hawaii, Texas, Oklahoma, California, Montana, Canada, and Germany, and he enjoyed his last family reunion in 2012.  After living in the north for most of his life, Leonard spent his last retirement years in the temperate climate of Chico, near daughter Chris and her family.  Services will be held on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at 10 a.m.  at Family of God Lutheran Church, 8625 Zane Ave, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, followed by a luncheon at the church, and burial at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Age 32, formerly of Bloomington, passed away on February 24, 2015. He is survived by his parents, Mike & Phyllis; brother, Patrick (Becky); sister, Jennifer; nieces, Samantha & Sydney; many other  relatives and friends. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday, March 3, at 11 AM at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church, 901 E. 90th St. Bloomington. Visitation will be on Monday, March 2, from 5-8 PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Ave S, Bloomington, and for 1 hour prior to Mass at the Church.  Interment at Resurrection Cemetery.


                                                     BLOOMINGTON, MN      952-888-7771

Monday, March 2, 2015

Tatone, Wilma G (nee McCurry) age 88 of Bloomington, MN died peacefully on 2/25/2015. Preceded in death by husband, Mike; son, Don. Survived by children, Paul (Sheila) Tatone, Jan Calos, Mary (Ken Krass) Tatone; daughter-in-law, Kathy Tatone; 7 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and many other loving relatives, and friends. Mass of Christian Burial Monday March 2, 2015 10 AM at the Church of the Nativity of Mary 9900 Lyndale Ave S Bloomington, MN. Reception to follow. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Visitation Sunday 3-5 PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home 9947 Lyndale Ave S Bloomington, MN and one hour prior to Mass at church.  Memorials preferred to charity of choice.

BLOOMINGTON, MN    952.888.7771

Gill Brothers Funeral Home Minneapolis MN
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

87, of Crystal, passed away on February, 20, 2015. He is survived by his wife, Mildred; children, Brenda Stusse, Carolyn (Bob) House, Elaine Page, Clayton (Julee) Johnson, and Glenn (Kristin) Johnson; grandchildren, Jon Stusse, Michelle Laumb, Taylor House, Samantha House, Chentel Johnson, Blake Johnson, Ally Johnson, and Abby Johnson; 4 great grandchildren; siblings Lawrence “Butch” Johnson, Merle (Pam) Johnson, Dwayne (Paula) Johnson, Beverly (Ron) Krall; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by son-in-law, Mike Page and grandson, Trevor Johnson. Marvin was a longtime employee of Foley Manufacturing. Funeral service will be on Tuesday, February 24, at 11 AM at King of Grace Lutheran Church, 6000 Duluth St, Golden Valley, MN. Visitation one hour prior to service. Interment at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to the American Heart Association.

New Hope           763-531-1117

Tuesday, February 24, 2015


Barbara Lee died at her home in Anna Maria, FL on February 19, 2015. She was born July 17, 1937 to Jennings and Virginia (Mathis) Madsen in St. Cloud, MN. She graduated from Elk River HS in 1955 and received degrees from the University of Minnesota in Humanities and Law. In 1965 she married John A. Bacich in Minneapolis. She helped raise his five children and with her husband owned Seaway Co. After building their home on Anna Maria Island in 1976 they became residents of Florida returning to spend summers in Minneapolis. She is preceded in death by her husband, John on 11-25-2012; her parents; siblings, David Roger and a baby boy. She is survived by her brother, James Madsen; sister, Diane Madsen (Cleat Vickers); nephew, David Madsen and niece Jennifer (Karl) Tinsley. A Celebration of her life will be held Tuesday, February 24, 2015 2:00pm with visitation one half hour prior to the service at Lakewood Cemetery Chapel, 3600 Hennepin Avenue.  Interment to follow. Memorials to donor’s choice.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN  612 861 6088

Gill Brothers Funeral Home Minneapolis MN
Saturday, February 21, 2015

Delbert Delos Stover, age 87 of Bloomington.  Born June 7, 1927 in Waterloo, Iowa to Delos and Adelia Stover, died February 21, 2015.  US Navy Veteran. Preceded in death by his parents; sister, Joy Stankiewicz and daughter-in-law, CeCe Stover.  Survived by son, Wayne Stover; daughters, Connie (Ray) Hendricks, Robin Perlich and Cindy (Stephen) Skluzacek; 6 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and brother, Dale Stover.  Private services.  Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery.