Funeral Notices

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Born 8/28/54 in New Prague, MN died 8/26/14. Preceded in death by parents, Leroy and Ethel and sister, Connie. Survived by sister, Bonny (Jeff) McMurchie, nieces, Katie and Molly and many friends. He will be remembered for his sense of humor and being a sharp dressed man. A celebration of Rick’s life will be held Tuesday, September. 2, from 4-7 PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Avenue  South, Bloomington.

Bloomington                      952-888-7771

Monday, August 25, 2014


Catherine Anne age 81 formerly of Edina. Retired longtime employee of Edina Public Schools. Preceded in death by husband, Charles; son, Patrick; parents Raymond and Catherine Sullivan Emerson and brother, Raymond. Survived by children, Mike (Nancy) Dostal and Tracy (Randy) Gustafson; grandchildren, Tom, Jon, Molly, Mitch; sisters, Audrey Kalgren, Luddy Kaehler; sister-in-law, Marilyn Emerson. Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday September 3, 11 AM at the Church of St. Patrick, 6820 St. Patrick’s Lane, Edina. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday one hour prior to Mass at church only.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN  612 861 6088

Monday, August 25, 2014

Pflueger, Jeanette D.

Age 88 of Brookfield, WI formerly of Minneapolis, MN.  Born August 2, 1926 in Minneapolis, MN to Gust and Alma (Peterson) Hoglund.  Preceded in death by sister Florence Ward.  Survived by children David Pflueger, Bruce Pflueger, and Barb Peterson; grandchildren Casey (Christina), Lindsay (Jonathon), Michael, Matthew, and Kelly; great-grandson Oliver; and brother Donald (Mickey) Hoglund.  Funeral service Friday, August 29, 2014 ~ 2 PM at  the Lakewood Cemetery Chapel, 3600 Hennepin Avenue with visitation one hour prior to service.  Interment, Lakewood Cemetery.

Gill Brothers    612-861-6088

Monday, August 25, 2014

Age 36, of Minneapolis, passed away on August 25, 2014. He is survived by his mother, Marjorie Locke Ampulski; father, Gary (Bernadette Bisaillon) Ampulski; daughter, Arabella McSwain; sisters, Jennifer (Stephen Buterin) Ampulski and Kellyrose (Lion Mathews) Zuvuya; step-brother, Beau Bisaillon; niece and nephews, Leo, Oskar, Betty-Rose, and Simon; uncle, Larry Botsford; cousins, Laura Stokes, Brian Botsford, and Kathryn Botsford. Funeral Service will be on Saturday, August 30, at 1:00 PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 5801 Lyndale Ave S, MPLS. Visitation one hour prior to service. Memorial are preferred to The Bradley Center, 1550 Highway 5, Willmar, MN 56201 (320)-231-6073.

Minneapolis       612-861-6088

Saturday, August 23, 2014

George H. Esoph, III, age 88 of Minneapolis.  Husband, father, friend and mentor. George was a WWII Navy veteran and owner of George’s Tire Brokers, retiring in 2007.  Preceded in death by mother, Ysobel; father, George; sisters, Peggy and Warda Kay.  Survived by wife of 58 years, Shirley; daughter, Michelle; many nieces and nephews.  Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m., Thursday, August 28th at The Church of Christ the King, 5029 Zenith Avenue South, Minneapolis with visitation one hour prior to mass only.  Memorials preferred to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Catholic Relief.

Minneapolis, MN   612-861-6088


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Rossow, Betty C.

Age 91 of New Hope, MN.  Formerly of Fergus Falls, MN.  Born July 18, 1923 in Star Lake Township to George and Helene (Boettcher) Femling.  Preceded in death by husband Herbert and granddaughter Amanda.  Survived by children Richard (Phyllis), Robert (Nancy), Kevin (Kimberly) and Colleen Sickeler; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and brother Cecil Femling.  Memorial service Tuesday, August 26, 2014 ~ 2 PM at Plymouth Covenant Church, 4300 Vicksburg Lane, Plymouth, MN.  If so desired memorials may be directed to the Church.

Gill Brothers  763-531-1777

Monday, August 18, 2014


LaBerge, Patricia Louise, 85, most recently of St. Louis Park, Aug. 18. Beloved sister, aunt and friend. Pat was proud to be the first girl messenger as a teenager for what was then Dorsey Colman Barker Scott & Barber Law Firm (later Dorsey Whitney), then a legal secretary there. She later joined General Mills in 1955 as a legal secretary.  She worked there for 30 years.  Her talents and social abilities allowed her to rise to become the first woman assistant to the Chairman of the Board/Chief Executive of General Mills. Pat cared deeply for her family, and was something of the “glue” of a large extended family. Her kindness to all, and generosity to many charitable causes, will be greatly missed. Pat loved traveling, art, reading, the Minnesota Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, walks at the Arboretum and Lake Harriet. She was devoted to all of her siblings, but especially to her sister Shirley, and they lived in the same buildings for more than two decades. Preceded in death by her parents, Armand and Pearl LaBerge; sisters, Mary (May) Ohnstein, Annette Mattoon, Jane Cotter and Shirley Tollefson. Survived by brother, Armand LaBerge, many nieces and nephews. Special thanks to TowerLight Memory Care and Fairview Hospice. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Alzheimer’s Association, Fairview Hospice or donor’s choice. Pat and Shirley already have memorial benches at the Arboretum adjoining each other, with hope that their spirits may walk together in beauty. Mass of Christian Burial Friday 11 AM at the Church of St. Richard, 7540 Penn Ave. So. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation Friday 1 hour prior to Mass at church only,

BLOOMINGTON, MN   952 888 7771


Sunday, August 17, 2014

Virginia Genevieve Taraldson, age 94 of New Richmond, WI; formerly of Minneapolis.  Retired Vice President, Home Savings.  Funeral Service 11:00 a.m., Thursday, August 21st at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 5801 Lyndale Ave. South, Minneapolis with visitation beginning at 10:30 a.m. Private Interment Resurrection Cemetery, Mendota Heights.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Reverend Dallas W. Young died peacefully early Saturday morning; August 16, 2014.

Dallas grew up on a dairy farm near Amor, MN, the son of Esther and Leonard Young.  His parents inspired and encouraged a world of possibility well beyond rural Otter Tail County.

After graduating from Battle Lake High School, he volunteered for and served in the Navy at the end of WWII.

He graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College, completed seminary at Augustana, Rock Island, IL, and continued his post seminary study at Union Seminary, Columbia, NYC, while serving a church in the Bronx.  His active ministry brought him to serve congregations in Sioux Falls, SD (Mission developer, St. Mark’s Lutheran), Brainerd, MN (First Lutheran), Stockholm, Sweden; (United Christian Congregation); and Fargo, ND (Elim Lutheran).

He lived his personal and professional life in the spirit of the Augustana Lutheran Synod and carried forward all of its best ideals: faith in daily life, service to others, respectful dialog, and advocacy for social justice. 

He was married to Phyllis M. Young (1925-2010) for 58 years.  They actively engaged and served in leadership positions in the communities in which they lived.  Curious travelers, they explored the lengths of the country and four corners of the world, but treasured most their lake side cabin retreat near Brainerd.

He loved his four sons and their families; Jon (Anita), Steven (Stacie), David and Thomas (Meredith). He found joy in his grandchildren Timothie Ann, Tyler (Tara), Carson, Graeme, Genevieve, Janelle, Carl-Erik, Olivia, Sydney; great-grandchildren Henry and Helen.

Celebration of life service Saturday, August 23 at 11:00 AM.  Peace Lutheran Church, 8600 East Bush Lake Road, Bloomington, MN.  Service preceded with an open house “Fika” at 10am and lunch to be served after. 

His family extends a special thank you to the staff of Friendship Village and Fairview Hospice for their care and love.

Memorials may be directed to Gustavus Adolphus College.

Gill Brothers   612-861-6088   

Saturday, August 16, 2014

82, of Minneapolis, passed away on Saturday, August 16, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Ruby; siblings, Helen, Mick, and Joe. Survived by: sister, Peggy (Fred) Riehm; brother, John (Colleen) McNicoll; many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews. Mass of Christian Burial, Friday, August 22, at 10:30 AM at Church of Christ the King, 5029 Zenith Ave. S., Minneapolis. Visitation one hour prior to service at the church. Interment St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Minneapolis.

Minneapolis       612-861-6088