Funeral Notices

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Linda J. age 65 formerly of New Hope. Linda’s journey with pancreatic cancer ended on Nov. 29th after a year of living life to the fullest. She will be remembered and missed everyday. To many, her passing seems sudden, but God answered her dying prayer: to pass peacefully and without pain or loss of mobility and consciousness. Her transition from full independence in her earthly body to the Eternal life of her spirit took less than one month. She was ready.  

Preceded in death by husband of 41 years, Mark Haggerty; parents, Earl and Ruth Olson, William and Dorothy Haggerty (mother and father-in-law); brother-in-laws, Jim Feely, John Haggerty, & Bob Haggerty. Survived by children, Marcia (Lonnie Holley) Haggerty, Brian (Sarah) Haggerty, Carol (Jake) Hosokura; grandchildren, Alexis, Joanna, Marcus, Lydia, Fio, Gram and future granddaughter Holley (due December 13th, 2014); sister, Jan Feely, many loving friends and family. 

Linda was a great lover of people and the world we live in. She made instant friends with all, and maintained friendships over decades and across oceans. Everyone who knew her knew love, compassion, curiosity, openness, generosity and faith. In her life and in her death, she always sought the positive and put full faith in God’s plan. She is an inspiration to us all. 

Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday 12/3/2014 11AM at the Church of St. Joseph, 13900 Biscayne Ave. W. Rosemount, MN.  Visitation Tuesday 5-8pm at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Ave. South and  one hour prior to Mass and a luncheon to follow. Interment at St. Joseph Cemetery, Rosemount, MN.

To those who attended Mark Haggerty's visitation and funeral in March: Linda Haggerty will be celebrated at a different church and a different funeral home (of the same names). 
Gill Brothers in BLOOMINGTON
St. Joseph's in ROSEMOUNT

BLOOMINGTON, MN    952 888 7771

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Spinner, Mark J.

Age 75 of Richfield, MN.  Longtime resident of Woodlake Point and retired employee of Old Country Buffet.  Mark was born March 19, 1939 in Minneapolis, MN to Mark T. and Marian T. (Inden) Spinner.  Preceded in death by his parents.  Survived by brother, Robert and wife Patti; sister-in-law, Kathy; nephews, Bob. Jr. (Cindy) and Paul (Amy); niece, Melissa (Erik) Nelson; 9 great-nieces and nephews; and good friend, Greg.  Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 at 10:30 am ~ Church of St. Peter, 6730 Nicollet Avenue South, Richfield, MN with visitation one hour prior to Mass.  Interment Lakewood Cemetery.  If so desired memorials may be directed to N.C. Little Hospice.


Gill Brothers  612-861-6088

Gill Brothers Funeral Home Minneapolis MN
Monday, November 24, 2014

James M. Keane, age 93, of Minneapolis, died late on November 24, 2014, beside Catherine (Kay) Johnson Keane, his wife of 65 years, and supported by friends and family.  After battling a progressive illness, he succumbed following a sudden and recent decline.  Born in Brainerd MN, on April 24, 1921, to Maurice J. Keane and Agnes C. Hollerbach, he grew up in South Minneapolis, where he graduated from Holy Rosary Grade School and then DeLaSalle High School (1938).  He enrolled in the College of St. Thomas in St. Paul, but interrupted his study for World War II, serving in the Army’s Counter Intelligence Corps (CIC) in Iceland, Britain and Continental Europe.  After the War, he completed his degree, did graduate work at the University of Minnesota, and then taught English at Saint Thomas Academy for 40 years (1946-1986).  Jim was devoted to the Academy and felt privileged to share his love of language and literature, especially Shakespeare, with generations of students who knew him as “Prof” Keane.  He was equally devoted to Incarnation Parish where, for almost 60 years, he served in many administrative and liturgical roles.  For 27 years, he also volunteered by reading books for broadcast on Radio Talking Book of MN Services for the Blind.  Predeceased by brother, Thomas and sister, Helen Marx; he is survived by his wife;  daughters, Elizabeth (David) Bedor, Moira (Thomas Romens) and Catherine, all of St. Paul, and son, Michael (Maria) of New York City; grandchildren: Catherine Dougherty (William), Anne Romens (Christopher Hill) and Jeremy and Gabriel Keane; great grandchildren:  Emma Dougherty and James Hill; brother, Fr. Robert E. Keane and sister, Jane Brenny and many nieces and nephews.  He loved to live and laugh and took joy in the company of his family, friends, neighbors, former students and, recently, caregivers.  Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m., Monday, December 1st at The Church of the Incarnation, 3801 Pleasant Ave. So., Minneapolis.  Visitation Sunday, Nov. 30th, 3:00-6:00 p.m. at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 5801 Lyndale Ave. S., Mpls. and also one hour prior to mass at church Monday.  Interment, 2:00 p.m., Monday at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Assembly Lane #4. .  Memorials preferred to Incarnation Parish, Saint Thomas Academy, MN Services for the Blind, or a local food shelf.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN        612 861 6088

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Cervin, Richard M. “Rick” age 68 of SW Minneapolis. Rick was a 1964 Minneapolis Southwest High graduate and a Master Electrician. Preceded in death by parents, Curtis and Virginia. Survived by sisters, Karen (Paul) Stafford, “loving sister” Mary (Bob) Strand; many nieces and nephews.  Rick had a life of struggles that affected him, but through hard work and support of his family, all his physical and emotional needs were fulfilled. The family would like to express a special thank-you to the caring staff at Edina Care Center.  Funeral service Wednesday 11 AM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home. 5801 Lyndale Ave. So. Private interment Cokato, MN. Visitation1/2 hour prior to service only.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN        612 861 6088

Gill Brothers Funeral Home Minneapolis MN
Friday, November 21, 2014

Jefferson, Jack A. age 86 of Bloomington, MN passed away on November 21, 2014. Preceded in death by wife, Charlotte. Survived by daughter, Dawn (Dan) Mathwig; grandchildren, Alexa and Natasha. Funeral service Tuesday November 25, 2014 11AM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home 9947 Lyndale Ave. So Bloomington, MN. Visitation half hour prior to service. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery Minneapolis, MN. Memorials preferred to the American Cancer Society.

BLOOMINGTON, MN        952.888.7771


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Cooper, Beverly G. age 85 of Bloomington, MN passed away on November 19, 2014. Preceded in death by husband, Bud and brother, Floyd Boeser. Survived by children, Linda Williams and Steven Cooper; grandsons, Tony, Drew and Adam; sister in law, Ruth Boeser; niece, Beth; nephew, Ron; and special friend, Peggy Murphy. Visitation Sunday November 23, 2014 3-5 PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home 9947 Lyndale Ave. So. Bloomington, MN. Private family interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery Minneapolis, MN. Memorials preferred to Hennepin County Animal Humane Society.

BLOOMINGTON, MN          952.888.7771

Gill Brothers Funeral Home Minneapolis MN
Monday, November 17, 2014

Eide, Gary E. age 66 of Bloomington, MN passed away on November 17, 2014 after a year long battle with lung cancer. He was a loving, loyal son, brother, husband and father. Join us for lunch and a Celebration of Life Monday November 24, 2014 1-3 PM at Bloomington VFW Post 1296 311 W 84th St, Bloomington, MN 952-854-1296. Private family interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery Minneapolis, MN. Memorials preferred to the American Cancer Society.

BLOOMINGTON, MN      952.888.7771

Monday, November 17, 2014

Kamara, Fatmata age 37 died on November 17, 2014 surrounded by family and friends.  She is survived by her loving parents, Ramzeye and Joseph; beloved siblings Josephine (husband Kelley), Jaiah (wife Julie), and Idris; precious nieces Chella and Audrey; adored nephew Isaac.  

Born in New Jersey, Fatmata was raised in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Minnesota, graduating from Minnehaha Academy.  She studied at Georgetown University and Wharton School of Business before engaging in a successful career in finance in Belgium, New York, and London.  

Fatmata lived life with purpose and boldness, always seeing the best in people and seeking out new adventures around the world.  She had the ability to have meaningful impact and touch lives with just a few words, whether in friendly conversation or investments in deep relationships and causes she believed in.   A loving family member, loyal friend and faithful believer – we carry her always.    

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, November 22nd 2014, 11am at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church 375 Oxford Street, St. Paul MN.  There will be a visitation at 10 am and a reception following Mass at the church. Private interment will follow.

In Memorial: If you wish to make a donation in her honor, click below to learn more about causes that were dear to her heart.

Cycle for Survival –

F.K Legacy Fund Signup –

For those traveling, group block rate has been secured at the Embassy Suites Bloomington for the family and friends. Group Block is under “Kamara Gathering”. There is complimentary Airport shuttle available.  When you arrive please follow the airport signs to Under Ground Transportation/Hotel Shuttle Pick up. Again please make sure that you take the Embassy Suites West Bloomington property.

Embassy Suites Bloomington (Please note this is the West Bloomington Hotel and not the Embassy Mall of America hotel) 2800 American Blvd East Bloomington, MN 55431 952-884-4811  + 800 4445 8667 (International Free Number)

Link: Embassy Suites Bloomington West

BLOOMINGTON, MN  952 888 7771

Monday, November 17, 2014

Perrier, Michael Francis

Age 62 of Richfield, MN.  Born April 22nd, 1952 in Minneapolis to James Patrick and Margaret (Colford) Perrier.  Preceded in death by father, Pat.  Survived by wife, Therese (Lais) and daughter, Julia (Matthew) Perrier-Moseley; mother, Margaret; brothers and sisters, Kevin, Joseph, Mark, Kate, Margaret Ann, Thomas, Matthew, Benjamin, and Jamie; many nieces, nephews, and extended family.  Visitation will be Saturday, November 22, 2014 ~ 4-9 p.m. at Gill Brothers Southwest Funeral Home, 5801 Lyndale Avenue South with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m.   Private interment.  If so desired, memorials may be directed to donor's choice.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN  612 861 6088

Gill Brothers Funeral Home Minneapolis MN
Saturday, November 15, 2014

“I slipped the surly bonds of earth and danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings.”      

Harlan George Knauf was born March 7, 1923 in Alexandria, MN and entered into heaven November 15, 2014 in Mt. Pleasant MI. He graduated from Brown Institute and attended St. Olaf. He was a pilot in the Navy during WWII. After the war he worked for Northwest Airlines as a Mechanic, Flight Engineer and retired as a Pilot. His last plane was the 747 and his favorite flight of destination was Hawaii. Harlan had a strong faith in Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and was an Elder at Redemption Lutheran Church in Bloomington, MN. Harlan is survived by his wife, Dolores, of 65 years, son, Keith (Ida) Knauf grandchildren LaWonna and Matthew, Vacaville, CA; daughter Joyanne (Rudy) Hamilton and grandchildren Tina, Martin and Sonta, Shageluk, AK; and daughter Kimberly (Jeffrey) Voigt and grandchildren Brigham, Landon and Mackenzie, Mt. Pleasant, MI. and six great grandchildren; Ethen, Adam, Ava, Emily, Sydney and Ryder. He is preceded in death by his loving parents George and Meta Knauf of Pengilly, MN.

Funeral service will be held on Thursday, November 20, at 11 AM, at Bloomington Covenant Church, 10150 Xerxes Ave. S., Bloomington. Visitation 1 hour prior to service at the church. Interment at Dawn Valley Memorial Park.
Bloomington 952-888-7771