Funeral Notices

Friday, December 19, 2014

Clare Jane MacNeilly (nee Zirbes) of Eden Prairie, born March 13, 1949 died peacefully Dec 13, 2014.  Clare was preceded in death by her parents, Arnold & Agnes Zirbes; brother, Jeffrey Zirbes, and beloved husband, Richard MacNeilly.

She will be deeply missed by loving companion, James Lobeck; cousins, Kathleen Wetherall, Joan Belanger, Kevin Gormley, Michael Gormley, Andy Janos, Agnes Merrill, Jaqueline Wojack, Mary Ann Nall along with many other loving relatives and friends.  Also mourned by the children and grandchildren of her cousins for whom Clare was a much loved adult cousin who hosted many sleepovers and special events. 

Mass of Christian Burial to be held at Our Lady of Grace Church, 5071 Eden Ave S., Edina on Friday December 19 at 11:00 a.m.    Visitation one hour prior to the Mass.  Light lunch to follow.  Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

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Minneapolis, MN 612-861-6088

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Smith, Rev. Eugene Dewane

Age 81 of Minneapolis, died at his home on December 11, 2014.  Born September 9, 1933 in Tulare, California to Jesse and Helathah Smith.  Survived by wife Keresia M. Smith.  Funeral service will be Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 11 am ~ True Vine Missionary Baptist Church, 2639 Thomas Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN  55411.  Visitation one hour prior to service at church.  Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery

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Minneapolis, MN 612-861-6088

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Monson, Patricia Mary (Spriggs)

 Loving Mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother, Patricia Monson, 88, of Edina passed away at her home, peacefully in her sleep Thursday, December 11. Preceded in death by her husband, Juel A. Monson and her parents, Marion and Ross Spriggs. She is survived by her children, Patsy Monson (Stephen Girard), Steve (Mary Pat), George (Jane), Mike (Terri), Kathy Monson Lutes (Rick), John (Jaye Ginsberg), Mary Lokowich (Mark), Joe (Tari Sullivan), her grandchildren and great-grand children, her sister, MaryAnn Tompkins and brother, John Spriggs (Patricia) and all her loving nieces and nephews. She enjoyed a long and happy life filled with her family, her friends and her devotion to her church and community.  She will be missed by everyone. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, December 17th at 9:00 AM at Our Lady of Grace Church, 5071 Eden Ave, Edina. Visitation Tuesday, December 16th from 4-7 PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 5801 Lyndale Ave. So. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials preferred to the Southdale YMCA.

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN  612 861 6088

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Hallgren

Leona L, age 80, of Minneapolis.  Preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Frances Trisco of Sauk Centre and brother, Norbert Trisco.  Survived by loving husband, Gilbert; daughter,  Sharon(Scott) Dudero of Mpls; son, Gary (Anca) Hallgren of Mission Viejo CA, grandson, Nick Dudero; sister, Bernice (Roman)Hellerman of Melrose, and brother,  Herbert (Cindy)Trisco of Sauk Centre.    Mass of Christian Burial on  Tuesday December 16 at 11am at the Church of Christ the King   5029 Zenith Ave S, Minneapolis. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation one hour prior to Mass at  Church.   Memorials preferred Christ the King Church.

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN  612 861 6088

Gill Brothers Funeral Home Minneapolis MN
Monday, December 15, 2014

89, of Bloomington, passed away on Wednesday, December 10, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents Otto and Emma, sister, Della Lenzen, and brother, Donald. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Eunice Pratt Marose; son, Kevin (Peg) Harvey-Marose; daughter, Brenda (Brad) Hall; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; brother-in-law, Charles Lenzen; and many nieces and nephews. Norm served in the army during WWII and was a longtime employee of the ATF. Funeral service will be on Monday, December 15, at 11 AM, at Mt. Hope Lutheran Church, 3601 West Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to service at the church. Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Bleichner, James F., formerly of Bloomington, passed away peacefully on December 6th, 2014 at the age of 86. He is preceded in death by his parents, Emma and Frank Bleichner; wife Dorothy; daughter, Julie, and five siblings. James is survived by daughter, Jenny and her husband, Jim Dutenhoeffer; brother, Neil (Betty) Bleichner; son-in-law Eric Pederson, and grandchildren Dina, Amanda, and Daniel. James is also survived by great-granddaughter, Evie, whom he greatly enjoyed visiting with in the last few years. He is also survived by grandchildren, Melissa, Kristy, and Katie and their children. James was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War and retired as maintenence supervisor for the City of Bloomington. He was well known as a volunteer at Indian Mounds Elementary and always an avid supporter of his grandchildren in their various activities. James will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. The family would like to thank the staff and doctors at DaVita Dialysis and a special thank you for all the care and kindness by the staff at Ebenezer Ridges Care Center. Funeral service 10:15a.m., Monday, December 15th at Ebenezer Ridges Care Center Chapel, 13820 Community Drive, Burnsville with visitation beginning at 9:30. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Denis Daniel Dufresne, age 77 of Minneapolis.  Born March 28, 1937 ~ died, November 23, 2014.  Preceded in death by parents, Leonard and Catherine and brother, Dean.  Survived by siblings, Diane (Dick) Tracy, Derrick (Carol) Dufresne and Debra (Don) Johnson; many nieces and nephews; his family of 30+ years at Mary T. Inc. Outreach Stevens and his co-workers at Opportunity Partners.  A special thank you to his co-guardians Coleen Raines and Jeanne Dufresne.  Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m., Saturday, December 13th at the Church of St. Bonaventure, 901 E. 90th Street, Bloomington, MN 55420 with visitation one hour prior to Mass only.  Private Interment Resurrection Cemetery, Mendota Heights.  Memorials preferred to Mary T. Inc. Outreach Stevens, 5240 Queen Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55430, www.marytinc.com.

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Saturday, December 13, 2014

79, of Bloomington, passed away on Thursday, December 4, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Eleanor (Taylor) and his brother, Richard. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen née Winter; son, Mark (Robin) Nelson; grandchildren, Tarah, Brianna, and Riley; sister-in-law, Evelyne Nelson; and niece, Cheryl Nelson Theuninck. Funeral service will be on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 11 AM, at Hillcrest United Methodist Church, 9100 Russell Ave S, Bloomington. Visitation will be for one hour prior to service at the church, beginning at 10 AM.

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Bloomington        952-888-7771

Gill Brothers Funeral Home Minneapolis MN
Saturday, December 13, 2014

Age 56, passed away on December 7, 2014.  Dan is survived by his children, Stephanie, Heidi & Joey; grandchildren, Cameron, Colby, Evelyn & JT; parents, John & Patricia Dettlaff; brother, Greg; man’s best friend, Gillian; an uncompleted KitFox airplane and many more family and friends.  Mass of Christian Burial to be held on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 11 am at the Church of St. Edward, 9401 Nesbitt Ave. S, Bloomington.  Gathering of friends 1 hour prior to the Mass only.

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Friday, December 12, 2014

Donna Marie Crist (nee Bouchard), age 81 of Bloomington, passed away Saturday, December 6, 2014. Preceded in death by parents, Harold & Idell Bouchard and sister, Patricia.  Survived by husband of 64 years, Robert H.; sons, Randall and Robert M.; daughters, Laurie (Scott) Winchester and Julie (Mike) Walsten; grandchildren, Alex (Catherine) Crist, Kasondra Crist, Barry (Johnnie) Turner, Brian Turner, Kelly (Lee) Rincon and Ryan (Mandy) Winchester and four great-grandchildren.  Donna was a long-time employee of Control Data, retiring in 1991.  She passionately loved her family, taking trips to tropical places and winters in PCB Florida.  Funeral Service 2:00 p.m., Friday, December 12th at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 8600 Fremont Ave. S., Bloomington with visitation one hour prior to service only.  Luncheon following service. 

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Bloomington, MN      952-888-7771