Funeral Notices

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Chadwick, Calvin Roy Born February 22, 1943. Died surrounded by loving family on Easter Eve, April 19, 2014. Long-time owner of Cal's Market and Garden Centers in Bloomington and Savage. Survived by wife Beverley; daughters Carina (Bryan) Peterson of Prior Lake, Julie (Dave) Allen of Denver, and Katie (John) Champoux of Breckenridge, CO, and grandchildren Travis, Brandon, Cali, Lena, Berit, Anders and Johnny; sister Mary (Tony) Miller of San Pedro, CA; brothers Bill (Kris Jacobson) of Minnetonka, and John of Excelsior. Cal graduated from Bloomington High School and Macalester College. He started selling strawberries and sweet corn from a card table in front of the family home when he was nine years old. Not only did he love visiting with all the customers at Cal's Market, he also loved farming the land, growing geraniums in his greenhouse, and skiing. But his greatest loves were his family, his faith and his many friends. He was a lifelong member of Oak Grove Presbyterian Church, serving as an elder and holding down a spot in the back pew each and every Sunday. He will be missed by so many for his sharp mind and quick wit. A celebration of Cal's life and God's promises will be held Wednesday, April 23, 2:00 PM at Oak Grove Presbyterian Church, 2200 W. Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington (corner of Penn Ave. S. and 102nd St.). Visitation will be held Tuesday evening, April 22, 5-7 PM at the church as well as one hour before the service Wednesday. Memorials to the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Grand Central Station, PO Box 4777, New York, NY 10163-4777.

BLOOMINGTON, MN         952 888 7771

Friday, April 18, 2014

Frances M. Novalany died on April 16, 2014, after a long illness. Born December 6, 1924, she devoted her life to the care and nurture of others. Fran became an RN and served patients through the Public Health Department of Minneapolis for her entire career. Her mother, Rose, was recipient of her loving care for many years. Known as “Auntie Fran” by her numerous nieces and nephews, she doted on them and generously showered them with gifts that supported their many interests. Her own interests included skiing, traveling, and dressmaking, at which she developed notable skill. Her most recent years were spent at Friendship Village Bloomington, where she, in turn, received loving and supportive care from others. She is survived by nieces Barbara Griffith, Anne Rokoski, and Andrea Kaufman and their families. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, April 22, at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 5801 Lyndale Ave S. Minneapolis: 10:00 AM, wake, 11:00 service, followed by graveside service at Resurrection Cemetery.

Minneapolis 612-861-6088

Friday, April 18, 2014

Heuer, Edward G. 

Age 95 of Crystal, MN.  Born June 17, 1918 in Louisville, Kentucky to Edward G. and Hulda (Althoff) Heuer.  Survived by wife, Doris; children, Bonnie Schottle, Karen (Ed) Chalupnik, Bruce (Vickie), Donna Rubin, and Debra (Dennis) Ulman; 6 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren; sister, Berdine Kiskey.  Funeral service Tuesday, April 22, 2014 ~ 11 AM at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 4240 Gettysburg Avenue North, New Hope, MN.  Interment, Glen Haven Memorial Park.  Visitation one hour prior to service at church.

New Hope, MN         763 531 1777

Friday, April 18, 2014

Voza, Albert G.

Age 88 of Bloomington, passed away April 18, 2014.  Al was born on August 4, 1925 in Jersey City, NJ.  His parents, Ernesto and Adelina, were immigrants from Italy.  In 1943 Al joined the military service as an Aviation Cadet and served two years.  He then attended Columbia University in New York for one year, but completed his Architectural Degree at the University of MN on the G.I. Bill, as he was advised MN had a very good architectural school.  Al worked for several architectural firms doing commercial building, such as schools, churches, banks, jails, etc.  At age 54 he want to work as an architect for Hennepin County.  He was active in his church and a loving family man.  Al had one sister, Louise, who died in 1994.  She had 2 daughters, Laura and Toni, who were special nieces to Al.  On march 31, 1951 he married Clarisse (Carrie) Grasser and they lived happily ever after for 63 years together.  He is survived by wife, Carrie, and 5 children, Fred (Lina), Connie (John), Mike (Chris), John (Lisa), and Katie (Brent); and eleven grandchildren.  Everyone who came in contact with Al found him to be a true gentleman with an optimistic attitude, and he was not one to spend any time worrying.  He set a terrific example as a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather.  He had a strong faith in God and he kept the faith.  He will be in all our hearts forever.  "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith."  2 Tim. 4:7.  Mass of Christian Burial, Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at the Church of St. Richard, 7540 Penn Avenue South, Richfield, MN.  Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery.  Visitation one hour prior to Mass at church.  Luncheon following the Mass.  Memorials preferred to your favorite charity.

Minneapolis   612-861-6088


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

88, of Savage, passed away on Tuesday, April 15, 2014.
She is survived by her children, Peggy (Dave), Richard, Steve (Margaret), Mark (Jill), John, Mary (Brian), and Patricia (Al); sister, Georgianne; and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and extended family and friends. Preceded in death by her husband, Albert; children, Pete and Cathie; grandchildren, Meredith and Caroline. She is going to be truly missed and was a blessing to all who knew her.
Visitation will be from 2-5 PM on Saturday with a prayer service at 3 PM April 19, 2014 at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Ave S, Bloomington, and for one hour prior to service at the church on Monday. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday, April 21, at 11 AM at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 4625 W. 125th St, Savage, MN.

BLOOMINGTON, MN  952 888 7771

Gill Brothers Funeral Home Minneapolis MN
Monday, April 14, 2014


Ray J. age 90 died peacefully on April 14, 2014 at St. Therese of New Hope.  Longtime resident of Golden Valley; served in the US Navy on the U.S.S. Shields during WWII and a retired 30 year employee of Northwestern Bell . Preceded in death by wife, Olga; grandson, Ray. Survived by children, Judy (Larry) McGraw, Bruce Choromanski, Mark (Jan) Choromanski, Susan (Michael) Jane; 9 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brother, Jerry (Ursula) Choromanski. Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday 11 AM at the Church of St. Margaret Mary, 2323 Zenith Ave. North. Entombment, Gethsemane Cemetery Mausoleum.  Visitation Wednesday 1 hour prior to Mass at Church only.  Memorials preferred to St. Therese of New Hope.

NEW HOPE, MN      763 531 1777

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Francis Lloyd Pladsen

ATTN: United Auto Workers

Age 70 of Bloomington, completed his journey on April 13, 2014, peacefully, surrounded by his family.  He was born and raised in Gully, MN and graduated from Gonvick High School in 1962.  Following graduation he went to work for the Ford Motor Company where he enjoyed 32 years of employment.  He was married to Ruth Gunelius for 51 years.  They have three sons, Todd (Kris), Paul (Patty) and Troy; three grandsons he adored, Kyle, Nathan, and Brett.  He was an avid sports fan; attended two Super Bowls and two World Series.  He enjoyed the MN North Stars, Wild, Twins, Vikings and Gophers.  He loved his cabin on Mille Lacs, fishing and Deer Camp.  He enjoyed traveling and spent winters in Rockport, TX for many years.  Thank you to Fairview Home Care and Hospice for the wonderful care given to Francis the last two years. Mass of Christian Burial, 11AM, Monday, April 21st at the Church of St. Bonaventure, 901 E. 90th St., Bloomington.  Visitation one hour prior to Mass only.  Interment St. Charles Borromeo Cemetery, Trail, MN.  Memorials preferred to St. Charles Cemetery Fund.

Bloomington, MN    952-888-7771

Sunday, April 13, 2014

HORDINSKY Walter Hordinsky, 74, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, passed away on Palm Sunday, April 13, 2014 after a long battle with cancer. He was born in Lviv, Ukraine on November 1st, 1939.  His parents, Dr. Bohdan and Irene (Tysowsky) Hordinsky, emigrated to the United States in 1947 and eventually settled the family in Drake, North Dakota where Walter worked for many years as a coder in his father’s clinic.  Walter was well-known for his prodigious memory, particularly focused on his favorite subjects of books, films, and family histories. The family wishes to acknowledge Walter in a beautiful script written by his niece Kristina on the day Walter passed away: There are people in this world who only help you see the good in all circumstances, and that was you, Uncle Walter. I hope you are now in a better place, away from the pain that was consuming you. I have never known someone so strong and caring, and will forever miss the “hello princess” and “hello Christie” every time I return home from school. You were a light in this world and I will be sure to emulate your caring nature in order to make this world a happier and more welcoming place. I am so thankful for the two months we had together this past winter because no matter how hard it was to see the cancer consume you, I got to know the Walter everyone loves. May you rest in peace and may God care for you on this Palm Sunday and forever. 

Walter is survived by his mother Irene; sister Maria and her husband Robert (Bohdan) Kramarczuk; niece Irene Mannering with husband Nick and children Laryssa and Isaac of Irvine, California; niece Catherine Voulgarides with husband Anthony and daughter Cielle of New York City; nephew Alexander Kramarczuk; niece Kristina Kramarczuk; sister-in-law Martha Hordinsky of Oklahoma City; nieces Alexis Hamilton,  Natalie Hamilton, and Audrey Hamilton of Houston, TX; aunt-in-law Stefania Tysowsky and daughter Ulana Stepchuk and family; Bianca Seabold with husband Jim and children Drew and Cayden of St. Paul; Stefan Kramarczuk with wife Dana and children Aria and Lucas of Bloomington; Adrian Kramarczuk and children Chloe and Adrian Jr. of Aitken; his cousins and their families: Olenka Yurchuk and Ksenia Hapij of New Jersey; George Tysowsky and Anna Rybak of New York; Lada Caillat of Paris, France; Laryssa Toliver of Massachusetts; and a host of other relatives.  Walter was preceded in death by his father, Dr. Bohdan Hordinsky and by his brother, Dr. Jerry Hordinsky. Funeral services (Devine Liturgy) will take place at 9:30 AM Thursday at St. Constantine’s Ukrainian Catholic Church at 515 University Ave. NE.  Visitation Wednesday 5-7 PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 5801 Lyndale Ave. So. And ½ hour prior to service at Church.  The panachyda (wake) will be at 7:00 PM Wednesday The family sends special thanks to Fairview Hospice and Home Health and to Walter’s University of Minnesota physicians who provided outstanding care and family support. Special thanks to Drs. Blaes (oncology), Pacala, (primary care) and Burmeister (endocrinology). The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations or memorials be directed to the Minneapolis Public Library or the Drake Public Library in Drake, North Dakota, two places Walter thoroughly enjoyed visiting!

MINNEAPOLIS, MN  612 861 6088

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Eischen, Lorraine M.

Age 82 of Minneapolis, MN.  Born January 17, 1932 in Eden Valley, MN to Theodore J. and Mary Helen (Bruning) Eischen.  Former employee of IBM and J.C. Penny.  A longtime dedicated volunteer at Annunciation Church and Mt. Olivet Careview Homes.  Preceded in death by parents; sister, Rosemary; brothers, Francis and Henry.  Survived by sisters, Marcella (Orville) Berg and Mary Lou Keller; nieces and nephews.  Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 11:00 AM at Church of the Annunciation, 509 West 54th Street, Minneapolis, MN.  55419.  Interment Oak Hill Cemetery.  Visitation one hour prior to mass at church.  If so desired memorials may be directed to donor's choice. 

Gill Brothers   612-861-6088

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Laing, Muriel age 84 of Bloomington passed away peacefully on April 10, 2014. Survived by loving husband of 60 years, Norbert; brother, Alfred Schreiner; many nieces and nephews.  Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday 10 AM at the Church of the Nativity of Mary, 9900 Lyndale Avenue South. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday one hour prior to Mass at church only.  Memorials preferred to Donor’s Choice.

BLOOMINGTON, MN  952 888 7771