Funeral Notices

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Henderson, Lee A., age 59, died suddenly Thursday, April 30, 2015, shortly after returning home from a run.  He is survived by his wife Polly; daughters Kati Gosselin (Chris), Laura Lindsay (Craig) and Mari Henderson (Josh Sharpe); granddaughters Callie and Maya Gosselin; brothers Larry Henderson (Mary Schmidt) and Jim Henderson (Kathy); mother-in-law Carolyn Ekeberg; brothers-in-law Rev. Joseph Ekeberg (Carolyn), John Ekeberg (Jen Schwem); sister-in-law Margie Ekeberg; nephew Karl Ekeberg (Erica) and many other relatives and loving friends.  Preceded in death by parents, Miriam and George Henderson, and father-in-law, Rev. G.W. Ekeberg.   Lee was born on June 1, 1955 in Champaign, IL.  His family later moved to Madison, WI where he eventually met the love of his life, Polly, in band class at Madison West High School.  He attended Luther College in Decorah, IA for one year before transferring and graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1977.  Lee and Polly were married on June 12, 1976 and moved to the Washington, DC area following college. Lee attended the National Law Center at George Washington University and while there, interned at the White House Council to the President’s Office for the Jimmy Carter administration.  He and Polly moved to Minneapolis in 1980 where Lee began his legal career.  In 1982 his first daughter, Kati, was born; followed by Laura in 1985 and Mari in 1988.  Lee was a respected lawyer and entrepreneur.  At the time of his death he was a shareholder at Hessian & McKasy, P.A.; Church Council President at Bethlehem Lutheran Church and executive committee member for the American Symphonic Advocacy Project.  Lee was a life-long advocate for classical music and a successful community leader in garnering support for the Minnesota Orchestra.   His other passions included traveling with family and friends, playing golf and basketball, keeping up with new technologies, and rooting for Minnesota basketball teams, especially the Lynx.  Lee will always be remembered for his faithfulness, calm presence, creative problem solving, and generosity.   He was a donor and many people will be helped because of that gift.  At his core, Lee was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and will be profoundly missed.  There will be a visitation on Wednesday May 6th, 5-8pm at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 5801 Lyndale Avenue South, with a funeral service Thursday, May 7th, 10:00am at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 4100 Lyndale Avenue South.  In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Bethlehem Lutheran Church or the Minnesota Orchestra.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN           612 861 6088


Thursday, May 7, 2015

Mary M. Gill (Nee Nolan). Mary was born on March 3, 1919 on a farm in Ayrshire, Iowa, the first of 7 children. She graduated from Silver Lake High School in Ayrshire in 1936 and went on to business school in Des Moines, Iowa. She managed offices and took good care of herself until she met and married Wilford O. Gill. They were married May 6, 1966 and had a happy marriage until he passed away in 1986. She lived in her home until recent years when she enjoyed living with other seniors in Des Moines at 3801 Grand Avenue. Recently she moved to Minneapolis to be closer to her sister. She passed away peacefully in her sleep on May 2, 2015. She is preceded in death by her parents Anna (Duffy) and Edward Nolan. She is also preceded in death by brothers Raymond, Robert, James and Charles and sister Gertrude. She is survived by her beloved sister, Geraldine as well as many nieces and nephews. Mary was active for over 60 years in the Catholic Daughters of America and loved her Catholic faith. Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m., Thursday, May 7th at the Church of St. Richard, 7540 Penn Ave. S., Richfield, MN with visitation one hour prior to mass only.  Interment Friday, St. John's Cemetery, Emmetsburg, Iowa on Friday, May 8th at 10:45 a.m.          Minneapolis, MN                612-861-6088

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Olson, Marion K. age 86 formerly of the Hopkins-Minnetonka area was born in Minneapolis on April 3, 1929 and passed away peacefully on May 5, 2015. Marion was a retired music teacher in the Minneapolis Elementary Schools. Preceded in death by husband, Eugene; parents Pearl and Harrison Odberg. Survived by daughters, Robin (Glenn) Becker, Roberta Hamilton; grandson, Keith (Heather), Jason (Katie), Michael (Jessica); great grandson, Isaac and Henry Becker; many nieces and nephews.  Funeral Service Thursday 3 PM at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 715 Minnetonka Mills Road. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery.  Visitation Thursday 1 hour prior to service at church only. Memorials preferred to Gethsemane Lutheran Church.

BLOOMINGTON, MN   952 888 7771

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Steven A. Wochnick, age 54 of Eden Prairie.  Steve was longtime employee of United Parcel Service and member of Teamsters Local 120. Preceded in death by parents, Victor and Rita Wochnick.  Survived by wife, Kendall; daughters, Victoria (Nicholas) Schilling, Stefanie Wochnick; sisters, Joyce (Dennis) Rebischke, Carol (Ed Johnson) Wochnick; nephew, David (Hannah) Rebischke; niece, Shannon (Douglas) Cunnien and other loving relatives and friends.  There will be a celebration of life on what would have been Steve’s 55th birthday, (May 5th) 11 AM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Ave. So. Visitation ½ hour prior to service. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Animal Ark of MN

BLOOMINGTON, MN  952 888 7771

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

McLearen, Glenn P.

Age 64 of New Hope.  Born February 8, 1951 in Minneapolis, MN to Glenn L. and Maxine  McLearen.  Preceded in death by parents and brother, Larry.  Survived by children, Jennifer (Jason) Bayerkohler, Jeff McLearen, Robyn (Joshua) Rosnow, and Brady McLearen; three grandsons; siblings, Kathy (Steve) Schum, Roger (Carol Gordon) McLearen, Kevin (Jan) McLearen, Colleen (Doug) Murray, Maureen (Rebecca Pfluger) McLearen, and Doreen (Jeff) Shrode; sister-in-law, Bonnie McLearen.  Memorial service will be held Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 at 12 Noon ~ Lakewood Cemetery Chapel, 3600 Hennpin Avenue, with visitation beginning at 11:30. 

Gill Brothers


Friday, May 1, 2015

After a protracted battle with breast cancer, Monika Irena Mendoza passed away peacefully in her sleep on April 25, 2015 in Golden Valley, MN at the age of 41. She leaves behind her husband, Glenn Mendoza; her daughter, Maia; and her son, Evan; mother, Harriet Kuc and father, Joseph Kuc, Sr.; as well as her sister, Renatka Kontaris; brothers, Joe, Greg and Chris Kuc; and many nieces and nephews. When diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008, she remained dedicated in her efforts as a mother, wife, sister, friend and in her will to fight her illness. She remained a brave, positive and ever smiling woman, throughout her battle with cancer. Funeral service 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 1, 2015 at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 7300 42nd Avenue, New Hope, MN 55427.  Visitation Thursday, April 30, 2015 from 4-7pm at the funeral home and one hour prior to service.
                               New Hope, MN   763-531-1777

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Age 91, of Edina, passed away April 25, 2015. Owned and operated J.H.Cox Co. for over 50 years. Loved Northern Minnesota in the summer, and Florida in the winter. Graduate of Breck ‘42, and the College of St. Thomas. Survived by his four children: Cathy, Jim, Patty, and Dan, 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. We would like to thank Dr. Paul Gotlieb and the Doctors and staff of Mayo/St. Marys for the great medical care he received. World War II vet, European Theater. Private burial Ft. Snelling National Cemetery April 29, 2015.

Minneapolis       612-861-6088

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Connie Bjonfald age 66 of Bloomington, MN. Passed away on April 21, 2015 with family by her side. Preceded in death by her father, Francis Cusey and sister, Monica. Survived by mother, Irene Baumer; sons, Shawn (Mary), Brian (Teresa); grandchildren, Brianna Bjonfald, Sydney Bjonfald, Daniel Bjonfald; great grandchild, Aubrie Weinzetl. Along with 5 brothers, Edwin, Marvin, LaVern, Terrance, Kim; 2 sisters, Ramona and Cindy. Visitation Saturday 5-7pm. Prayer service 7pm at Gill Brothers Funeral Home 9947 Lyndale Ave So Bloomington, MN. We will always cherish mom’s full heart and love of her family. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to the family.

BLOOMINGTON, MN     952.888.7771

Friday, April 24, 2015

Gayle A. Holmes age 78 of Minneapolis.  Preceded in death by daughter, Rebecca Holmes; son, Kevin Holmes; mother, Mildred Moore; Tommy Moore. Survived by children, Steven (Deb) Holmes, Tim Holmes, Patty (Robert) Matos, Angela (Robert Cook) Holmes; 11 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; sister, Coookie Rasmussen.  Funeral service Friday April 24, 2015 5 PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 5801 Lyndale Ave. So. Visitation Friday 4-5 PM prior to service only.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN  612 861 6088

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Farsund, Dorothy E.

Age 77, of Minneapolis, MN.  Born July 21, 1937 in St. Paul, MN to Frank Xavier and Carolyn (Miller) Schwinghammer.  Preceded in death by husband, Russell.  Survived by children, Sue (Carl) Young, David Torgerson, Cindy (Jim) Torgerson, Tim Torgerson, Shane Farsund, Rodd Farsund, and Missy (Mike) Bernt; 7 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; sister, Rita (John) Carroll; brothers, Bob (Therese) and Tom Schwinghammer; sister-in-law, Jean Schwinghammer.  Mass of Christian Burial, Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 11 AM ~ Church of the Incarnation, 3817 Pleasant Avenue, Mpls. MN.  Interment, Fort Snelling National Cemetery.  Visitation, Wednesday, 5-8 PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home , 5801 Lyndale Avenue South and one hour prior to mass at church.

Gill Brothers  612-861-6088