Funeral Notices

Friday, January 2, 2015

LaCasse, Mary Lee

Age 35 of Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, on December 29th, 2014.  Born March 17, 1979 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Bart and Song Un LaCasse.  Survived by parents, Bart and Song Un; sister, Michelle; and grandmother, Ki Un Choe.  Visitation will be Friday, January 2, 2104 fro 5-8 PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 5801 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419. Private Interment

MINNEAPOLIS, MN           612 861 6088


Monday, December 29, 2014

Joan M. Lapensky, of Richfield, passed away on her 93rd birthday, Tuesday, December 23, 2014. She was surrounded by her loving family. Preceded in death by her beloved husband of 69 years, M. Joseph Lapensky. Survived by her children, Fr. John Lapensky, Stephen (Barbara) Lapensky, Rosemary Lapensky, Julianne Lapensky, Michael (Sharon) Lapensky, Joseph T. Lapensky; and by her grandchildren Adam (Redean), Aaron (Angela), Anthony, Claire; and great-grandchildren Evelyn and Benjamin, as well many nieces and nephews. Born in Sedan, MN to Merrill and Agnes LaCroix in 1921, she was a graduate of Minneapolis South High. Joan met and married Joe at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Minneapolis, and created a happy, warm, and loving home for her family. Joan was a beautiful woman who was wise, strong, kind, thoughtful and compassionate. Devoted to her faith,  Joan also supported her community though involvement in various organizations including VEAP, Loaves and Fishes, The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, The Academy of Holy Angels, and WAMSO. Joan was a lifelong learner who enjoyed the arts, music, travel, golf, playing bridge, and was a wonderful cook. We love her so much, and she will live in our hearts forever.  Mass of Christian Burial Monday December 29 at 10:30 am at the Church of St. Peter, 6730 Nicollet Avenue South, Richfield, MN, 55423. Visitation Sunday December 28, 2014, 3-6 pm at Gill Brothers Funeral Home: 5801 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN, 55419, and 1 hour prior to the Mass. Private interment will be held at Resurrection Cemetery, Mendota Heights. Memorials may be directed to The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Catholic Charities, N.C. Little Hospice or The Academy of Holy Angels. Our family is grateful to the staff of N.C. Little Hospice for their compassionate care.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN   612 861 6088

Monday, December 29, 2014

 Joyce Christianson, age 85, of Bloomington, died Saturday, December 27, 2014. She is survived by husband of 66 years, Jim; three sons:  Glen (Peggy), of Eden Prairie; Mark (Marilyn) of Eden Prairie; Gary (Tinker) of Philomath, OR; three grandchildren, one great-grandchild; and her sister, Marge Debace, of St. Paul. A son, Dale, precedes her in death.  Funeral service 2:00 pm., Monday, December 29th at Oak Grove Presbyterian Church, 2200 West Old Shakopee Road Bloomington with visitation beginning at 1:00 pm. Private interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
Bloomington, MN    952-888-7771         

Monday, December 29, 2014


Sharon A age 55 of Bloomington. Preceded in death by daughter, Emma; parents, Julia and Charles Holman. Survived by sisters, Diane (Ed) Burns, Char (Doug) Lemmons; nieces, Kristina Lemmons and Kilsie Lemmon; many other loving relative and friends. Memory sharing Friday January 9, 2 PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Ave. So. Visitation one hour prior to service only.

BLOOMINGTON, MN   952 888 7771

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Hallet, Dolorez R.

Age 90 of Minneapolis, MN on December 21, 2014.  Born April 21, 1924 in Faribault, MN to Raphael and Ann (Crawford) King.  Preceded in death by parents; daughter, Brigit Haagsman; brothers, Raphael "Babe" and Donald; sisters, Mary Ellen and Sheila.  Survived by children, Brian (Eunice) Hallet, Erin Jenneke, Colleen (Nick) Connelly; siblings, Jerry (Jeanine) King, Colleen Brueger (David Jacko), Sharon (Ron) Richardson, and Wayne (Mary) King; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends.  Memorial service will be Saturday, December 27th, 2014 at 11:30 AM ~ Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 5801 Lyndale Avenue So., Minneapolis, MN  55419, with visitation beginning at 10:30 AM.  Private interment at Dawn Valley Memorial Park. 

MINNEAPOLIS, MN   612-861-6088


Saturday, December 27, 2014

82, of Edina, passed away December 22. He is survived by wife, Donna; children, Nicholas (Karen) Wallander, Irmina Wallander, Vincent Wallander, Nunciata (Robert) Covey, Claude (Kelly) Wallander, Raphael (Laura) Wallander, Esperanza (Michael) MacMillan; grandchildren: April, Matthew, Justin, Karl, Harrison, Fiona, Chloe, Margaret, and Thomas; siblings: Charles (Delores) Wallander, Ann (Richard) Keefe, Susan McQuade, Theresa Murphy.

Mass of Christian Burial, December 27 at 11:00 AM at Church of Christ the King, 5029 Zenith Ave. So, Minneapolis. Visitation, one hour prior to service. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery.

Minneapolis       612-861-6088

Saturday, December 27, 2014

85, of Burnsville, formerly of Bloomington, passed away on Christmas Eve surrounded by her family.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Thomas Sr. and grandchildren, Laurel J. Osgood and Charles Russell Thomas, brothers, Robert, Calvin, Laurel and Douglas Anton. She is survived by her children, Tamara (Paul) Rottschaefer, Robert (Linda) Thomas Jr., Timothy (Marie) Thomas, and Marta “Mickey” (Mark) Osgood; grandchildren, Phillip (Valerie), Matthew, Robert III, Richard, William “Bud” (Emily), Brian, Lee, Alyssa (Cody), Aaron (Kate), Katie (Kenny); great grandchildren, Karl, Claire, William, Grace, Blake; siblings, Margie, Pat (Glenn), Nis (Linda), David (Alice), Dwight (Genelle); many special nieces and nephews.

Audrey worked for the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office and was very civically active. In recent years she rediscovered her love of art through painting.

Funeral service 11:00 AM, Saturday, December 27, Ebenezer Care Center Chapel, 13820 Community Dr, Burnsville, MN. Visitation will be for one hour prior to service. Private family interment.

Bloomington                      952-888-7771

Gill Brothers Funeral Home Minneapolis MN
Saturday, December 27, 2014

J.Ron PrattBorn Joseph Roland Pratt Jr., October 19,1933 in Duluth, MN to Jerry R. and Patricia Agnes Pratt.  Survived by son John Richard Pratt (Allison), daughter Elizabeth Archer, sisters Peggy Van Munching (Leo) and Nancy Schmidt (Roger), 6 grandchildren and 13 nieces and nephews.  Proud graduate of the DeLaSalle High School, the University of Notre Dame and US Army Veteran. Exceptional career as a lobbyist and governmental relations specialist, beloved father and grandfather. Advocate for all children, the Catholic Church and others who touched his heart. Private services were held. interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.  "May the road rise up to meet to you, may the wind always be at your back; may the sun shine warm upon your face, the rain fall softly in your fields: and until we meet again may god hold you in the palm of your hand."  Memorials preferred to Children's Hospitals, 2505 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis, MN  55404. ,          Minnneapolis, MN   6121-861-6088

Gill Brothers Funeral Home Minneapolis MN
Tuesday, December 23, 2014

DeNucci, Fred Robert age 88, of Richfield, MN and Sun City West, AZ. Loving husband for 66 years to Mary Ellen DeNucci and devoted father to Larry (Virgie), Patrick (Judy), Mark (Terry), Paul ( Patti), Steve (Doni), and Mary. Fred was born in 1926 in Cumberland, WI to Joseph and Euphemia DeNucci. He and Mary Ellen graduated from Cumberland HS in 1944. Fred is survived by brother Joseph (Irene), and sister Lucille Nelli, and preceded in death by brother Leonard (deceased in The Battle of The Bulge), sister Mayme (Ronald) Ricci, and brother in law, Nilo Nelli. Fred served as an Army Master Sgt in WWII in Okinawa and Korea and enjoyed a 42 year career at Minnegasco as an Internal Auditor and Systems Analyst. He was so proud of his involvement at St. Peter’s Church, and the Richfield community, coaching his children in basketball, baseball and softball for many years. He is survived by his 6 children and 12 grandchildren: Anne (Josh) Lushine, Katherine (Karl) Stuemke, Kristina DeNucci, Margaret (Jaime) Sibri, Nick and Kyle DeNucci, Andrea, Dan and Gina DeNucci, Devin and Aaron DeNucci, and Ryan DeNucci. Fred and Mary Ellen also have 4 great grandchildren: Freddy Lushine, Hank, Lou, and Walter Stuemke. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 AM Tuesday at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 6730 Nicollet Ave So, Richfield, MN 55423. Visitation: Monday 4-7 PM, at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 5801 Lyndale Ave So 55419. Private Interment at Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials preferred to St. Peters Church. A special thank you to all the caregivers at N.C. Little Memorial Hospice.

We will always remember our dear dad.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN      612.861.6088

Monday, December 22, 2014


Aron A. age 31 of Bloomington passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on December 17, 2014. Survived by son, Chacey Gates; parents, Sherrie &  Bruce; brothers, Chad (Sarah), Brent, Jason (Jill); nephews, Blake, Zak, Kaden; many uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. Funeral Service Monday 11 AM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Ave. So.  Visitation Sunday 2-6 PM and 1 hour prior to service.

BLOOMINGTON, MN  952 888 7771