Funeral Notices

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

56, of Minneapolis, passed away on April 1, 2015. He was preceded in death by his Parents Warren & Ronnii, and brother José (Toure). Survived by siblings Michele, Celia, Benu, Ricky, Robyn, Tony, and Amandilo; many nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday April 8, at 10 AM at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 1 Lourdes Pl, Minneapolis. Visitation will be one hour prior to Mass at the church. Memorials preferred to Bywood East Health Care Center.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Age 84, of Bloomington, passed away on April 2, 2015. She was born on July 28, 1930 in Watertown, SD. Phyllis was and Administrative Secretary for Johnson & Higgins until she retired in 1994. She is survived by her son John (Karin Sandell) Parsons; granddaughter, Katherine Parsons. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday April 8, at 11 AM at Bethlem Lutheran Church, 4100 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis. Visitation will be one hour prior to service.

Bloomington 952-888-7771

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Sylvia Ann Martz. Born 9/25/1926 in Helena Township, MN; died 3/28/2015. Preceded in death by husband, Donald Martz. Survived by son, Robert Hildreth (Alisha); daughters, Sharon (Bruce) Herdina and LuAnn Rensberger; step-sons, Donald Martz (Vanessa) and Michael Martz (Betsy); grandchildren, Manda, Katherine, Anna, Samantha, John, Cameron, Daniel, Scott, Kayla, and Valerie. Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, April 7th at 11:00 AM at The Church of Christ the King, 5029 Zenith Ave S. Mpls. with visitation one hour prior to mass only.  Interment Lakewood Cemetery.

Minneapolis    612-861-6088

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Dolan O'Brien, Mateo Salvador

Age 22 on March 28, 2015.  Born March 1, 1993 in Retalhuleu, Guatemala and died March 28, 2015 in Minneapolis, MN.  Preceded in death by grandparents, Vincent and Bernice O'Brien.   Dearly beloved son of  Dan O'Brien and Cathy Dolan; brother of  Sean (Mallory), Mary and Charlie; grandparents, Tom and Betty Nell Dolan.  He will be deeply missed by family and friends.  Recently diagnosed with leukemia, spent a month at UMMC and died from an overwhelming infection in the loving presence of his family.  A nature boy with an affinity for animals, he was compassionate and protective towards those he saw as vulnerable.  Mateo had a wonderful smile and tender heart that will be sorely missed.  Truly God's child and a gift to all those who knew him.  Mass of Christian Burial ~ Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 11 a.m. ~ Church of the Annunciation, 509 West 54th Street.  Visitation Monday, 5-8 p.m. at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 5801 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN. 55419, with prayer and stories at 7:30 p.m.  Visitation also one hour prior to mass at church.  Interment ~ St. Mary's Cemetery following lunch at Annunciation Church.  If so desired, memorials may be directed to donor's choice.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN  612 861 6088


Monday, April 6, 2015

54, of Eden Prairie, passed away on April 2, 2015. He is survived by his mother, Shirley; brothers, Charles (Deborah), Gary (Suzy), Frank (Dawn), Steven, Ralph (Valorie), Bruce (Christy); twin sister, Dawn (Jerome); children, Don Jr. (Richie), Daniel, Jessica (Eric) and their children Brookelyn & Easton; special friend, Teri; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Monday, April 6, at 11 AM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 7300 42nd Ave N, New Hope. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service.

New Hope     763-531-1777

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Roskam, Dorothea Lou Kinney “Dot”

Age 79, of Edina, MN passed away  March 29, 2015 Palm Sunday. Survived by her children: Catherine Shull (Mark), Chuck Roskam III (Ann), Mary Roskam (Joe Sausser), Jean Roskam (Rob Trembath), Annie O’Neil (Shawn). Grandchildren: Siena, Mark & Mary Shull, Charles IV & Luke Roskam, Crystal Lang, Jack, Amelia & Tatiana Trembath; and great grandson Aiden Lang Dault. Preceded in death by her beloved  husband, Lowell Charles “Chuck” “LC”, and her parents, (Frank and Mary Grace (Sexton) Kinney), and her sisters, Mary Francis Sexton, Ann Marie (Robert) Wilson, Lois (Art) Hanson, Patricia Kinney, Jean (Arnold) Petersen, Evelyn (Don) Shriner and her brothers,  Bob (MaryLou) Kinney, George (Patricia) Kinney and Franklin (Red) Kinney. Dorothea was the nurse, spiritual advisor and cheerleader of the family. She spent countless hours nurturing and attending her children and grandchildren’s sports games, school events and celebrated the sacraments and mass with them.  She prayed for us all daily and her loving spirit lives on in her family. Dorothea grew up in Sioux City, Iowa where she graduated from Heelan High School and Briar Cliff College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.  Dorothea was a member and treasurer of the Nurses Association of Iowa and the National Nurses Association. She worked as a Public Health Nurse and at St. Joseph Hospital.  Dorothea was married to her sweetheart Chuck for 54 years.  They spent several fun winters in Arizona golfing, traveling and hosting guests. She was a wonderful wife, mother and friend, always welcoming the neighborhood kids and our friends over anytime.  She coached and was on the Board of Directors for the Edina Girls Softball Association for several years.  Dorothea was a volunteer school nurse at Our Lady of Grace School for 9 years. She volunteered for Meals on Wheel and many charities through church.  Dorothea’s hobbies were golf, softball, dancing, bridge, aerobics and travel.  She loved her children and grandchildren unconditionally.  She will be missed terribly and will be loved eternally by her family and friends. A Special Thank You to Dr. George Morrison for his fantastic medical expertise and caring bed side manner through her battle with heart disease and diabetes. Thanks to Nurse Kelly and Heather for their smiles and care.  Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church 6820 St. Patrick Lane Edina, MN 55439 at 10:30am Thursday April 2, 2015 with visitation at 9:30am and Interment at Dawn Valley Cemetery Mausoleum 9940 Bush Lake Road Bloomington MN 55436. Memorials suggested to American Diabetes Association (

BLOOMINGTON, MN   952 888 7771

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Age 75 of Minneapolis, MN died March 25, 2015 after a four month battle with pancreatic and liver cancer.  Wife, mother, musician, composer, sailor, gardener, and teacher for most of her life.  Born December 7, 1939 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Melvin and Vivian (Gullikson) Precourt.  Preceded in death by parents; daughter, Rachel; and son, Teddy.  Survived by husband, Tom; daughter, Vivian; and son, Chris (Mary); grandchildren, Madeline and Deja; granddog, Webster; brother, Ernie Precourt; brother-in-law, Jim Reddin; nieces, nephews, and many loving friends.  Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Church of the Annunciation, 509 West 54th Street, Minneapolis, MN.  Visitation is Tuesday, March 31, from 4-7 p.m. at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 5801 Lyndale Avenue South and one hour prior to mass at church.  If so desired, memorials may be made to the family to continue Susan’s life’s work of music, advocacy, and teaching.

"Although we cannot change the direction of the wind ... we can adjust our sails."  ~ author unknown

Gill Brothers    612-861-6088

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Theodore A. Estrem, “Ted” age 88 of Edina. Survived by children, Nancy (Richard) Estrem-Fuller, Tom (Vicki) Estrem, John Estrem and Bill Estrem; grandchildren Adam, Abby (Harrison) Green, Katie, Brian, and Kevin; great-grandchild, Jameson Green. Preceded in death by wife of 58 years, Mary; sister, Bette and his parents.  Ted graduated from the University of Minnesota, was a long-time employee of Abbott Laboratories and was an active member of Christ the King Church. He was passionate about golf, his lake place, and especially his grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 1st with visitation beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Church of Christ the King, 5029 Zenith Ave So. Interment Resurrection Cemetery, Mendota Heights.  Memorials preferred to The Church of Christ the King.

Minneapolis, MN  612-861-6088

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Stacy Marie Sampson (Sherwin)

1965 – 2015

Stacy Marie Sampson (Sherwin) was born July 10th 1965 in Northfield, Minnesota to Norman and Meredith Sherwin (Long). She was a graduate of Northfield High School class of 1983 and the University of Wisconsin - Stout with a degree in fashion merchandising. On December 30, 1995 she was married to Peter Sampson and they lived in Minneapolis Minnesota.

Stacy died peacefully on Friday March 20,2015, with family and friends at her side.

Stacy will be remembered as a loving wife, sister, and aunt and for her design flair, generous heart and giving nature .  She will be greatly missed by her many relatives and friends and especially by her beloved dog, Lilly. 

Survivors include her husband Peter Sampson, Brother Jason (Kathy) Sherwin of Brooklyn Park MN, Brother Brian (Laura) Sherwin of Oakdale MN, Mother Meredith Sherwin of Roswell New Mexico, and many nieces and nephews.  Stacy was preceded in death by her father Norman Sherwin. 

Services will be held at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Northfield, MN on Saturday, March 28th at 1pm.  Visitation will be from 12-1pm at the church prior to the service.

Gill Brothers   612-861-6088

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Beckman, Doloris E.

Age 86 of Prior Lake, MN.  Died at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park on March 21, 2015.  Born March 3, 1929 in Waukon, Iowa to Otto and Esther (Hansmeier) Kosbau.  Funeral service will be Saturday, March 28th ~ 1:00 p.m. at Zion United Church of Christ, 113 1st Street NE ~ Waukon, IA  52172 with visitation one hour prior to service at church.   Interment ~ Oakland Cemetery. Visitation in Minneapolis will be Wednesday, 4-7 p.m. at Gill Brothers Bloomington Chapel, 9947 Lyndale Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55420

Gill Brothers  952-888-7771