Funeral Notices

Monday, February 2, 2015


Marceline M age 86 of Bloomington passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on January 28, 2015. Marceline was a longtime employee of Richfield Bank & Trust. Preceded in death by husband, Eddie;  brothers, Ben (Barbara) Forcier and Dick (Donna) Forcier and Jim Forcier; sister, Virginia Scattarelli. Survived by children, Ken (Mary), Bev (Kevin) McDevitt, Tom, Nancy (Steve) Zondervan, John (Mary),  Katheryn (Lowell) Fideler; 15 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren and brother, Gene Focier. Mass of Christian Burial Monday 10 AM at the Church of the Nativity of Mary, 9900 Lyndale Ave. So. Interment Bloomington Cemetery. Visitation Sunday 3-6 PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Ave. So. and one hour prior to Mass at Church . In lieu of flowers,  memorials preferred to Boy Scout Troop #374 (Nativity of Mary, Bloomington, MN)

BLOOMINGTON, MN  952 888 7771

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Lupori, Peter J.

Peter Lupori of Mpls, award-winning artist and beloved professor emeritus, died suddenly of natural causes on December 16, 2014 at the age of 96.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Catherine Pribyl Lupori who died in October 2014. He was also preceded in death by his five sisters. Peter is survived by his son, John (Laura) de Thier-Lupori; daughter, Maria (Doug McNurlin) Kaiser; three grandchildren (Jamie Lynn Lupori, Brandon Lupori and Darien Kaiser) and one great-granddaughter (Gianna Catherine Lupori).

Peter was born in Pittsburgh in 1918.  He earned a bachelor of fine arts from Carnegie Mellon University, served in the U.S. Army during WWII and then received his Master's in Art Education from the University of MN.

Lupori joined St Catherine University's Art faculty in 1947. He met Catherine Pribyl, English professor at St Kate's, and they married in 1958.  He became a full professor and artist-in-residence in 1961. He taught studio art to thousands of students in his 45 years there. He was a compassionate and encouraging art professor, who inspired his students to engage the creative process. He designed the St Catherine Medal that has been presented to graduates at Commencement since 1955. Lupori retired with the designation of professor emeritus in 1992.

Lupori was a prolific artist in the media of sculpture, pottery, watercolor and ink drawings. His work was featured at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts Biennial in 1950, the Walker Art Center and Associated Arts of Pittsburgh, and other galleries across the country. His sacred bronze sculptures can be found at local institutions such as St Catherine University, Fairview-Southdale Hospital, the Ninth Federal Reserve Bank of Mpls, the prayer grotto on the University of St Thomas' South campus, the Archdiocese of St Paul & Mpls., Holy Childhood Church, St Joan of Arc, Westminster Presbyterian and Mayflower Congregational Church.

In his retirement, Peter continued to serve the St Catherine community in the development office performing donor outreach. He donated designs for Christmas ornaments to the Alumnae Relations Department for 20 years. He shared his zest for life and passion for art with students young and old at the Northern Clay Center, where he taught for 20+ years, most recently in the Spring of 2014.

Peter was named to St Catherine University's Centennial 100, which honored those who shaped the first 100 years of St Kate's. He was also recognized with the St Catherine Myser Alumnae Award for Teaching Excellence. In 2009, Peter was named honorary St Catherine alumnus in recognition of his outstanding service and continuing dedication to the University. These same honors were also bestowed on his wife, Catherine. Their passion for education forged enduring bonds with students, colleagues, St Catherine's and the greater community.

Artist, Husband, Father, Teacher, Mentor, Creator, Friend. Peter embodied love and light. He will be deeply missed & celebrated.

Mass of Christian Burial at St Joan of Arc Church in the gymnasium, 4537 3rd Avenue South in Minneapolis on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 2:00 pm, with Visitation beginning at 1:00pm.  Memorials preferred to the Peter Lupori Scholarship Fund endowment at St Catherine University.


                                   MINNEAPOLIS, MN       612 861 6088

Friday, January 30, 2015

Flugstad, Norma Jean

Age 85 of Bloomington, Minnesota.  Born August 25, 1929 in Montevideo, Minnesota to Clarence and Julia (Rost) Young.  Preceded in death by husband, David.  Survived by children, Jon (Lisa), Mark (Kate), and Kathy (Thomas) Hoffman; grandchildren, Heather, Hannah, Brett, Krista, Jesse, and Jacob.  Funeral service Friday, January 30th, 2015 at 11 AM - Oak Grove Presbyterian Church, 2200 West Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, Minnesota 55431 with visitation one hour prior.  Interment, Fort Snelling National Cemetery.  If so desired memorials may be directed to the Arthritis Foundation.

Gill Brothers   952-888-7771

Gill Brothers Funeral Home Minneapolis MN
Friday, January 30, 2015

83, of Bloomington. Survived by wife Margie; son, Robert (Diane); daughter, Judy (John); 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren, and many friends. Funeral service will be on January 30 at 11 AM at Transfiguration Lutheran Church, 11000 France Ave S., BLM. Visitation one hour prior to service.

Bloomington      952-888-7771

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Vanderhyde, Vivian J.
Age 84 of Bloomington. Born June 8, 1930 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to William and Esther (Saxson) Erickson. Preceded in death by husband, Richard. Survived by son, Brian and sister, Violet Passett. Funeral service Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 11 AM, Gill Brothers Bloomington Chapel, 9947 Lyndale Ave. So. with visitation one hour prior to service. Interment, Fort Snelling Cemetery.

Gill Brothers 952-888-7771

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Hunter, Yvonne D. (nee Burniece)

Age 86 of Minneapolis, Minnesota on January 16, 2015.  Born August 11, 1928 in Minneapolis to Thomas F. and Harriet (Chrispen) Burniece.  Preceded in death by brothers, T.F. and Stuart L. Burniece; and her daughter, Catherine Schueneman.  Survived by husband, James E. Hunter; brother, Benjamin L. Burniece; children, Jean Yvonne, James Jr. (Janis), and William (Gayle); grandchildren, Todd, Charlotte, Emily, Charlie, Sally and Frank; great-grandchildren, Ella and Mason.  Aunt Yvonne, our family historian, was loved by her many nieces and nephews.  Yvonne helped restore Oakwood Cemetery in Nininger near Hastings, MN.  The site held memories of childhood visits and ancestral glories, thereby, Yvonne's membership in Daughters of the War of 1812.  Yvonne taught English/Language Arts in Burnsville, Minneapolis, and Webster Groves, MO school systems.  She loved her students and was loved by them.  She was a brilliant, hard working student.  Valedictorian of her Roosevelt High School Class of June 1946 and Phi Beta Kappa at the University of Minnesota.  Civic minded, Yvonne organized LARC Red Cross swim lessons at Lake Harriet.  She volunteered in Jr. Great Books discussion groups at old Burroughs School.  In 1996 Yvonne received the Minneapolis Award for work in conservation of the local environment.  A gifted poet, Yvonne's love of nature is embodied in her writings.  Mom, happy in her garden, enjoying the natural world, will be dearly missed by all.  Funeral service Thursday, January 29th at 2:00 pm ~ Lakewood Cemetery Chapel, 3600 Hennepin Avenue with visitation one half hour prior.    Reception to follow service.  If so desired, memorials may be directed to Nature Conservancy of Sierra Club. 

Gill Brothers  612-861-6088

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Marcel “Gabby” Gaboury died peacefully on January 21st, 2015 after a 15+ year bout with Parkinson’s disease.  Born December 28th, 1928 in Little Falls, Marcel grew up on a farm until moving to Duluth as a youth.  He joined the Marine’s at 17 and married the love of his life, Suzi Belden on January 23th, 1950.  After working at the steel plant in Duluth for a few years, Marcel had a 30 year career driving truck for Lakeside Transfer.  He retired in 1984 and lived in a number of central Minnesota towns until 4 years ago when he and Suzi moved to New Prague, MN.  Marcel was preceded in death by his parents Adam and Hazel, brother Gerald, sister Eileen Kunkel. In addition to Suzi, Marcel is survived by his brother Larry (Celia), children Mikki, Mike (Paula), Joe (Susan), and Jamie (Suzanne); 10 grandchildren – Terry Brink (Jane), Annie Brink Sterett, Bradley (Tracy), Alyson Long (Mark), Mickey Ormsby, Lydia Hunt (Ryan), Joe, Titus, Avery and Gunnar; and 12 great-grandchildren. 

 Mass of Christian burial will be held 11am, 1/29 at St. John the Baptist church in Jordan, MN.  Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service.


Wednesday, January 28, 2015

72, of Bloomington passed away on January 18, 2015, at home.

Sandra was born the daughter of Gerald and Jean (Wathen) Zufall on October 23, 1942, in Bird Island, MN.  She was married to James Franklin Schoen on May 25, 1963.  They made their home in Bloomington, MN. After James’ death in 1970, Sandra raised their three children on her own while working full time at Twin City Federal and later for Service800. She was a loving mother and grandmother.  She will be deeply missed by her family and friends. 

Sandra is survived by children, Susan Schoen of Bloomington, MN; Jeff (Kris Hanson) Schoen of Farmington, MN; and Richard (Pamela) Schoen of Lakeville, MN; two granddaughters, Madeleine and Isabel Schoen; her mother Jean Zufall, her sisters, Janice Tramm, Beverly Jones, Elaine Zufall, Kathy Williams, and brother Rodney Zufall, sister-in-law & friend Marlyn (Ronald) Zufall, and is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her father , Gerald; her husband, James; and her brother, Ronald.

A private interment service will be held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Memorials in Sandra’s name may be directed to Allina Health Hospice Foundation.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Callahan, Susan J. (Smith) age 93 of Mpls, life long resident of Tangletown. Graduate of Washburn High School and the College of St. Catherine. Survived by children, Nell, Pat, Tim and Phil (Kathy); grandchildren, Robert (Jenny) and Daniel (Kelsy) Gurska, Mary (Joe) Cuff, Ann, Kevin (Courtney), and Meghan Callahan; great-grandchildren, Isabella, James, Grace, Abel, and Edward; nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday 11 AM, Church of the Annunciation, 509 W. 54th St, Mpls. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation 1 hour prior to Mass.

Mpls Chapel    612-861-6088

Monday, January 26, 2015

Hanson, Carolyn (Andrus) age 67 of Burnsville. Preceded in death by parents, John and Dorothy and brother, Chris. Survived by husband, Wayne; sons, Jeffery (Catherine) and John (Amy); granddaughter, Ruby; sisters, Maribeth (Bill) Vos, Paula Bollman, Lisa Friden, and Jamie (Matt) Perlich. Funeral service Monday 7 PM, Gill Brothers Bloomington Chapel, 9947 Lyndale Ave S. Private interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Visitation 1 hour prior to service. If so desired, memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society.

Bloomington    952-888-7771