Funeral Notices

Friday, February 20, 2015


Alonzo “Al” or “Lon” Seran 87, formerly of St. Paul (North Oaks) Minnesota, a resident of Bayfield, Wisconsin and Punta Gorda Isles, Florida. Alonzo passed away Saturday, February 14, 2015 at Meridian Manor - Assisted Living Facility, located in Wayzata, Minnesota.

Alonzo was born January 20, 1928, in Des Moines, Iowa to Alonzo and Mary Louise (Marcotte) Seran. Alonzo was raised in South Minneapolis and graduated from St. Thomas Academy in 1946, the University of Minnesota in 1949, William Mitchell Law School in 1959. He practiced law in Minneapolis Minnesota and Wisconsin. Alonzo adored his beloved poodles. He was an avid golfer, boater and recreational pilot. His passions included writing his “annual odes”, traveling to Australia, woodworking and rebuilding his Garwood boat. He also designed and built three homes: Sherwood Forest (Minneapolis), North Oaks (St. Paul) and Bayfield Wisconsin. Alonzo was a member of University of Minnesota Alumni, Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity, American Legion (post #0583), The Elks Club (#2606), North American Hunting Club, US Coast Guard Auxiliary, and numerous golfing and boating clubs during his lifetime.

Alonzo is survived by his wife of 47 years, Evelyn (Lasee) Seran, his two daughters, Mary Renee (Brad-deceasded) Griffin (Stillwater MN) and Kathryn Seran-Jones (Westfield NJ) two sons, Alonzo B. Seran (Orono MN) and Grant Ford Seran (Seattle WA), seven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild, and his precious poodle, Chloe. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alonzo and Mary Louise Seran, and his first wife Carol (Wennersten) Seran in 1968.

Mass of Christian Burial Friday Feb. 20 11AM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 5801 Lyndale Ave. So. Visitation 1 hour prior to Mass Only.  Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery, 4405 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis MN the afternoon of February 20, 2015

A special thank you to Meridian Manor Assisted Living and Charlotte Harbor Healthcare for their loving care and support during Alonzo’s final days.

Memorials may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Minneapolis, Sister Kenny Foundation (c/o Abbott-Northwestern Hospital), Minnesota Humane Society, or favorite charity.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN                612 861 6088

Thursday, February 19, 2015

 Priscilla Ruth Burke "Pat" (nee Hauglid), formerly of St. Louis Park, died peacefully after a brief illness on Wednesday February 11, 2015 in St Petersburg, Florida at the age of 86. Priscilla is survived by her sons, Jeffrey James Nolan (Dell Edwards) of Pinellas Park, Florida and Jay Edward Nolan (Joy and daughter,Sadie) of Tampa, Florida; brothers, Herman Hauglid II (Irene), Jack Hauglid (Mary)and Richard Hauglid (Penny). She is preceded in death by her parents, Herman Andreas Hauglid and Iola Goldie Hauglid (nee Haynes) of Minneapolis and by husbands, Gerald ‘Jerry” Edward Nolan of Aitkin, MN and Stephen Claire Burke of Minneapolis, MN. All are welcome to celebrate Priscilla's life at her funeral service, 1p.m., Thursday, February 19th at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 7300 42nd Ave. N., New Hope with visitation one hour prior to service. Interment Glen Haven Memorial Gardens, Crystal, MN. 
New Hope, MN     763-531-1777

Thursday, February 19, 2015


Richard P. age 71 of Bloomington passed away on February 13, 2015 of respiratory failure. Avid golfer, bowler and NASCAR fan.  Survived by loving wife of 45 years, Maureen (nee Pringle) and dear daughter, Kristin McDonald; brother, Michael (Pat) McDonald; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by father, Richard McDonald Sr.; mother, Pauline (Quick) and step father, Raymond “Red” McDonald; twin brother, James; sisters, Patricia Fulton and Pauline “Penny” McDonald.  Mass of Christian Burial Thursday 11 AM at the Church of St. Bonaventure, 901 East 90th Street. Interment Bloomington Cemetery.  Visitation Thursday 1 hour prior to Mass at church only.  Memorials may be directed to St. Vincent de Paul Food Shelf at St. Bonaventure Church, Fairview Hospice, or Breck Homes Residential Care for Elders, 312 West 95th Street Bloomington, MN.

BLOOMINGTON, MN            952 888 7771

Monday, February 16, 2015

Nelson, Newell Nathaniel "Bud", Jr.

Died Sunday, February 8, 2015 at his home, surrounded by his family.  Bud was born in Minneapolis on July 28, 1924 to Newell and Signe (Roe) Nelson.  He was proud and thrilled to reach the age of 90, having battled cancer for the last 12 years of his life.   Preceded in death by his parents and brother, Stan.  Survived by wifeof 64 years,  Lois; children, Bekka (Bruce) MacKenzie, Peter Nelson, Dan (Joan) Nelson, and Suzu (Kirk) Thompson; grandchildren,Matt (Julia), Ben Kristina), and Simon MacKenzie, Jack Nelson, Annamarie (fiance, Michael) Nelson, Nat, Nels and Eliza Thompson; great-granddaughters, Lillian and Elise; brother, John (Nancy); sister-in-law, Virginia "Rif" Nelson;  many nieces, nephews, and close extended family, and a St. Olaf dinner group that met monthly for nearly 50 years.  

Bud grew up in St. Paul.  He graduated from St. Olaf College in 1949, his education interrupted by three years of service in WWII, serving in the U.S. Army: China Burma and India division.  After St. Olaf he earned an M.A. degree in economics from the University of Minnesota.  Bud went to work for the State of Minnesota and then to his longtime career at General Mills where he worked for 32 years, the last ten as Corporate Economist. 

Bud was an active volunteer.  As a young man he coached youth hockey and served on the Lynnhurst Park Council.  He continued to volunteer for the United Way, Plymouth Christian Youth Center, Fairview Riverside Hospital, Loaves and Fishes, Meals on Wheels, and much much time for his alma mater St. Olaf, and the church of his whole life, Bethlehem Lutheran in Minneapolis. 

He loved his south Minneapolis neighborhood where he lived for 53 years and where kids on the block called him Grampa Bud.  He loved being with his family anywhere, but expecially in Wisconsin at Sommer Ro, a family retreat built by his Norwegian immigrant grandfather.

Bud was generous and kind, really smart and willing to help anybody.  He was a highly principled man of deep faith who brought a constant and steady determination to life's challanges, facing them without complaint.  We will all miss him very, very much.

Memorial service will be Monday, February 16th, 2015, 11:00 AM at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 4100 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN with visitation one hour prior. Bud was laid to rest at Oaklawn Cemetery in Northfield, Minnesota on February 10, 2015.  If so desired, memorials may be directed to St. Olaf College, Luther Seminary, or Bethlehem Music Series.  Special thanks to Park Nicollet/Methodist Hospice Staff.

Gill Brothers           612-861-6088

Gill Brothers  612-861-6088

Saturday, February 14, 2015


Delores J. age 83 of Bloomington passed away peacefully on February 10, 2015. Preceded in death by husbands, Donald Sjoberg and Dale Strobel; daughters, Gail Partlow and Debra Wozniak. Survived by children, Janice (Allen) Collins, Teresa (Alan) Feldstein, David (Cindy) Sjoberg, Patricia (Steven) Goff and Michael (Jill) Sjoberg; 20 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; son-in-law, Terry Wozniak; loving “sister”, Eleanor Snyder; many nieces and nephews. Funeral service Saturday February 14 11 AM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home 9947 Lyndale Ave So Bloomington, MN. Interment Bloomington Cemetery. Visitation Friday February 13 4-7 PM and 1 hour prior to service at Gill Brothers Funeral Home. Special thanks to Fairview Cardiac Care Unit and Presbyterian Homes-Bloomington.

BLOOMINGTON, MN     952.888.7771

Friday, February 13, 2015

88, of Richfield, passed away on Sunday, February 8, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, James; infant daughter, Kathleen; mother, Amanda Nystrom Lindroth; fathers, Clarence Lindroth & Oakley Jennison; brothers, Layton, Clifford, Clifton, & Arthur; sisters, Charlotte & Virginia. Survived by sons, James & Patrick; daughters, Betty (Paul) Gilbertson, Lorraine (James) Toohey, Susan (Deone) Ozanne, Ann (Greg) Boser; grandchildren, Dan, Anne, Tim, Kate, Patrick, Laura, Marie, Jon, Kevin, & Chris; Great grandchildren, Jessica, Alex, Danny, Jimmy, Matty, & Hakan; brothers, Robert Lindroth, Alden Jennison; sister-in-law, JoAnn Lindroth; numerous nieces & nephews.

Lorraine was born on Feb 28, 1926 in Grasston, MN, she moved to Ironton and then Deerwood, MN. Her adventurous spirit led her to Washington D.C. after HS graduation. She worked for the War Department until the end of WWII. Back in Deerwood, she met Jim McCarvill. They were married in 1946, and eventually settled in Richfield, MN where they raised 6 children and resided for 60 years. Both Jim & Lorraine loved to travel. Their many camping trips with the kids were the talk of the neighborhood and the source of great memories. Their travels led them to Europe and South and Central America and the Bahamas; Hawaiian vacations were among her favorites. A special thanks to the loving staff at The Pines and The Masonic Home. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to St. Richard’s Catholic Church.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, February 13, at 11 AM at St. Richard’s Catholic Church, 7540 Penn Ave S., Richfield, MN. Visitation Thursday, February 12, from 5-8 PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 5801 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, and for one hour prior to service at the church.

Minneapolis       612-861-6088

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Schlader, Marilyn V.

Age 86 of Chaska, Minnesota on February 5, 2015.  Born May 5, 1928 in Minneapolis to Anthony and Elizabeth (Neuberger) Zimmermann.  Preceded in death by parents; and sister, Lois Corpe.  Survived by children, Mary (Jim) Pietruszewski, Richard (Patricia), Julie Hellwich, Joel (Pamela), Kathryn (Brent) Bentrott, and Stephen (Jodi); grandchildren, Michael, Paul, Lia, Kelly, Danielle, Ben, Tony, Lauren, Andrew, Aaron, Cameron, Rowan, Scott, and Neil; great-grandchildren, Emma, Shannon, Kaylen, Ivy Mae, Ava Jane, Ava Kathleen, Noah, Wesley, Owen, Kiran, Louis, and Faye; friend and caregiver, Crystal White.  Mass of Christian Burial, Thursday, February 12, 2015, at 6:00 PM, Church of St. Victoria ~ 8228 Victoria Drive, Victoria, Minnesota.  Interment ~ St. Mary's Cemetery.  Visitation will be Thursday 4-6 PM at the church.  If so desired, memorials may be directed to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Gill Brothers   612-861-6088

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Age 92, died peacefully on February 6, 2015, with her daughters by her side.  Eunice was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend.  She made people happy for having known her and approached life with unwavering patience, optimism and persistence. She will be deeply missed.  Eunice was born September 4, 1922, in Minneapolis, the fourth of six siblings.   She graduated from Roosevelt High School and worked at the Bureau of Engraving until traveling to Louisiana to marry the love of her life, Al Bowles, who was stationed in the service.  They were married on March 27, 1943. For 25 years she was the quintessential stay-at-home Mom.  She then returned to work at Midwest Federal, retiring after 19 years and rising to the position of Assistant Vice President. Eunice was a model of community leadership:  PTA, PEO, Girl Scout Leader, League of Women Voters, election judge, Meals on Wheels, and a volunteer at Careview Home.  She was a member of Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church for 63 years.  Eunice’s great joy was time with her family whether camping every weekend in the summer or spoiling her 3 grandchildren with undivided attention and love.  She had a fierce loyalty to the Vikings and Twins through every season’s ups and downs. Preceded in death by her devoted husband of 55 years Al Bowles, brother Les Cummings and sisters Millie Storholm and Gladys Denny.   She is survived by her three daughters: Connie Barry, Barbara (Dennis) Axel, and Debra Bowles (Chet Matuszak); three grandchildren: Jason Barry, Lisa Axel and Eli Matuszak, one sister Evie McRae and one brother Ralph Cummings.

Funeral services on Thursday, Feb. 12 at 11:00 am at Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church, 5025 Knox Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55419 and Visitation on Wednesday, Feb.11 from 5-8 pm at Gill Brothers Funeral Chapel, 5801 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis.  In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church.
Minneapolis        612-861-6088

Gill Brothers Funeral Home Minneapolis MN
Wednesday, February 11, 2015

85, of Bloomington, beloved by family and friends, passed away on Thursday, February 5, 2015. A life long resident of Bloomington, Bob was a volunteer firefighter with the Bloomington Fire Department and a pilot for North Central and Republic Airlines. In his retirement he enjoyed cooking, golfing and building RC boats and airplanes. Bob’s compassion, generosity, friendship and great sense of humor will be missed. Survived by his children, Julie Mesenbrink, Robert A. (Lynette) Smith, Marianna Smith, Jennifer (Brad Hoeppner) McCullum; grandchildren, Collin, Ryan, Tyler, Cassidy; great-grandson Cameron. Funeral service Wednesday, Feb 11th, 11 AM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Ave S, Bloomington. Visitation Tuesday, Feb 10th, 5-8 PM and one hour prior to service.

Bloomington          952-888-7771
Gill Brothers Funeral Home Minneapolis MN
Monday, February 9, 2015

Thomas P. Burns,  age 90 of Bloomington passed away on February 3, 2015. Thomas was a WWII Army Air Force veteran who served in the CBI Theater. His Catholic faith and Irish heritage were very important to him. After a long career, Thomas retired as a Security Trader.  He was an avid golfer and golf teacher. Tom’s hobby was wood working, specializing in rocking horses. Preceded in death by parents, Ambrose and Frances Burns; 7 siblings; 2 nephews; and 2 nieces. Survived by loving wife of 67 years, Marilee; children, Tom (Patti), Pat Burns (Scott Strelow), Pam Wohlers (Dean), Theresa Burns ( Scot Poehler); grandchildren, Erica Wohlers-Kariesch (Ryan), Nicole Wohlers, Katelyn Wohlers; sister-in-law, Dione Stansberry; brother-in-law, Bill Rodier; many special nieces, nephews, extended families and friends. Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Monday, February 9th at the Church of the Nativity of Mary 9900 Lyndale Ave So. Bloomington, MN. Visitation one hour prior to Mass only. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials preferred to N.C. Little Memorial Hospice or the Church of the Nativity of Mary.             Bloomington, MN           952-888-7771