Funeral Notices

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Marie Mathilda Jarosch, age 91 of Bloomington.  Loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away peacefully at home on July 12, 2014.  Preceded in death by husband, Joseph and 7 siblings.  Survived by son, Daryl (Cheryll) Jarosch; daughters,  Sue Quickstad, Kathy (Paul) Klis and Becky Carlson; grandchildren, Stacy (Andy) Reiff, Angela (Jeff) Gallagher, Jason (Faith) Jarosch, Jessica (Ryan) Hamilton, Jon (Tina) Jarosch, Jenny (Nick) Klein, Andrea Klis, Michael and Matthew Carlson and Jacob Klis; 10 great-grandchildren; siblings, Rita Kaluza, Vennette Kmetz, Betty Pavlak and Leo Host;  many loving and supportive relatives, friends and neighbors.  Mass of Christian Burial, 11 a.m., Thursday, July 17th at the Church of St. Bonaventure, 901 E. 90th Street, Bloomington.  Visitation Thursday beginning at 9:30 a.m.  Interment Dawn Valley Memorial Park.

Bloomington, MN   952-888-7771

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Maas, Lynette M. 

Age 48 of Minneapolis, MN died on Saturday, July 12, 2014 after a severe stroke on Friday, July 11, 2014.  Born April 9, 1966 in Owatonna, MN to Bernard and Yvonne (Korleski) Baker.  Preceded in death by father, Bernard; and father and mother-in-law, Henry and Rita Maas. Survived by husband, Alan; children, Courtney and Mason; mother, Yvonne Baker; siblings, Kathy (Ed) Schoenecker, Michael Ray Baker, Marilyn (Kevin) Schwab, Janet (Michael) Becker, Donald Baker, Daryl (Carol) Baker, Duane (Margie) Baker, and Kristi (Mike) Von Ruden; sisters and brothers-in-law, Ronald (Nancy) Maas, Wayne (Mae) Maas, Chuck (Patty) Maas, Pam (Jerry) Kay, Gail (Phil) Heim, Mary Brandvold, Brian Maas, Carol (Daryl) Baker, Keith (Lori) Maas, Daniel (Stacy) Maas, and Judy (Gary) Wiersma; hundreds of nieces, nephews and cousins.  Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, July 18th at 10:30 am ~ Basilica of St. Mary, 88 N. 17th Street, Minneapolis, MN  55403.  A celebration of Lynette is to follow at 2 pm.  In Lieu of flowers please direct memorials to the Lynette M. Maas Stroke Research Fund.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN   612 861 6088

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

87, of Edina, passed away on July 9, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur & Anna Rose Langlais; husband, Charles; daughter, Mary Ann Robin; sisters, Bernadette, Marion, and Betty; brother, Art. She is survived by her soul sister and granddaughter, Katie; children, Michael (Gail), Mark (Kirsten), Charles Jr. (Camille), Paul, and Mary Jane (Dave) Anderson; grandchildren, Brian, Jenny, Lindsay, Tom, Chuck, Parker, Alyssa, & Aaron; brother, Jack (Joanne) Langlais; sister-in-law, Delores Langlais; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 12:15 PM at St. Richard’s Catholic Church, 7540 Penn Ave S, Richfield. Visitation will be on Tuesday, July 15, from 5-8 PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Ave S, Bloomington, and for one hour prior to Mass at the church. Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Bloomington      952-888-7771

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Saturday, July 5, 2014

Thomas W. Cady, age 80, longtime resident of Bloomington, passed away peacefully on July 5th, 2014, surrounded by loving family.

Born July 18, 1933 in Bloomington, Minnesota. Tom served honorably in the U.S. Army, and afterward, he worked as a baker, then for Bloomington Schools, and lastly as a building engineer for Health Partners. One of his passions was volunteering, and he served many organizations including Nativity of Mary Catholic Church, Meals on Wheels, Lions Club, and Out of Sight.

Survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Beverly, and their children Kimberley Gaslin (Craig Brandt), Michael Cady (Mary), Karen Noble (Bob), and Lisa Weis (Drew). He loved his six grandchildren (Johnathan, Lynn, Nick, Jackson, Calvin, and Louden). He is also survived by sister Joanne Bliese and brother Patrick Cady (Marie). Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Estella Cady-Boeser.

Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, July 9th at Nativity of Mary Catholic Church, 9900 Lyndale Avenue S., Bloomington. Visitation at 9:00 a.m. Mass at 10:00 a.m., followed by reception. Private interment at Fort Snelling.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the  Alzheimer's Association MN-ND, 7900 West 78th Street, Suite 100, Minneapolis, MN, 55439.

BLOOMINGTON MN      952.888.7771

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Marilyn H. Bungert

(nee Hennen)

Age 77 of Bloomington, MN passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 5. Marilyn is now reunited with her husband, Norm, who preceded her in death. Survived by children, Terri (Kevin) Roth, Jay (Marsha) Bungert, Dan (Wendy) Bungert, Mary-Beth (Tim) Burns, and 12 grandchildren; brothers, Donald, Dallas, Paul (Julie), Peter (Claudia) Hennen, and sister Carole (Greg) Kerber. Also survived by many in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends. She was a lifelong involved member of Nativity of Mary Catholic Church and School. Marilyn's vibrant personality was fueled by her relationships with others. She will be fondly remembered by all who knew her for her sense of humor and “shenanigans.” She loved everything Irish, her grandchildren and sharing her gift of hospitality. Thanks to all the caring staff at Martin Luther Manor and Fairview Hospice Group. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday 10am at the Church of the Nativity of Mary 9900 Lyndale Ave. Bloomington. Interment Dawn Valley Memorial Park. Visitation Wednesday 4-8pm at Gill Brothers Funeral Home 9947 Lyndale Ave. Bloomington, and one hour prior to mass at church only. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Nativity of Mary School.

BLOOMINGTON, MN  952 888 7771

Saturday, July 5, 2014

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Thomas Rudolph Grant Sr on July 5th 2014 at the age of 69.  He was born December 19, 1944 in Plaquemine, LA to Earnest Grant, Sr and Lillie Eve (Young) Grant.  Rudy, as many knew him, served his country during the Vietnam War as SSGT in the US Air Force. 

 Known by his loved ones as a chef extraordinaire, Rudy was also a talented gardener and an avid bicyclist.  A loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, son, uncle and friend; his vibrant personality was out shined only by his enormous heart.  As a master problem solver, he was always willing to lend a helping hand, a shoulder to cry on, or an ear for counsel. 

 Proceeded in death by his parents and grandparents, Rudy is survived by his wife, Dorothy, sons, Thomas Jr and Myron, daughters Cybill and Amanda, grandsons Marquise and Isaiah, his four brothers Earnest Grant, Jr (Emma Jean), Oscar Paul Grant (Virginia), Louis Albert Grant, Sr (Marsha), Chaz Grant (Toni); five sisters, Josephine Brown (Alan), Algie Washington (Larry), Rose Marie Grant, Mary Eve Francis (Terry), Grace Helen Estes, a host of nieces and nephews, other relatives and dear friends.

 Funeral service Saturday, 11AM July 12 at St. Olaf Catholic Church, 215 S. 8th St, Mpls.  Visitation 10 AM, one hour prior to service.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Larson, June Adelyn, age 89 of Golden Valley, MN, born June 25, 1925, Appleton, MN, passed away peacefully on July 3, 2014. Preceded in death by parents, Vincent and Tina Stotts. Survived by husband Curt; daughter, Kari Larson; son, Eric Larson (Suzie); grandson Mackenzie Jensen, and many loving relatives and friends.

June was an amazing wife, mother, sister and friend. She was gracious, kind and thoughtful; a woman who always put the needs of others before her own. She was admired for her wisdom, strength, honesty, unwavering positivity and incomparable compassionate heart.

A graduate of St. Cloud State University, she taught elementary school for many years. June was a talented teacher, as well as an artist! She conveyed her love of children and of the family farm in her transcending paintings and extensive collection of ceramic chickens.

Wife, mom, sister and friend, June will be missed by all.

Funeral service 2:00 PM, Tuesday July 8, 2014 at Gill Brothers Chapel, 7300 42nd Avenue North, New Hope, MN 55427, 763-531-1777. Visitation, 1:00- 2:00PM.

 In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Alzheimer’s Association of Minnesota.

NEW HOPE, MN      763.531.1777

Monday, June 30, 2014

Ford, Mary Catherine age 90 of South Mpls. and Richfield, passed away peacefully on June 30, 2014 after a lengthy illness. Preceded in death by parents Emma (Cole) and James Ford; brother James; and niece Patricia Ford. Survived by nieces Dr. Anne (David Blackney) Ford and their 3 children and Jeanne (Dr. Thomas) Dressel; nephew Richard (Candice) Ford; and sister-in-law DeDe Ford. Mary was born in Chicago, IL on Sept. 30, 1923. She graduated from the University of MN and moved to Los Angeles, CA where she worked as a dental hygienist. Returning to MN she earned a degree in education and taught 5th grade in several elementary schools. Mary loved to travel and visited many countries throughout the world. Funeral service Saturday, 10 am at Gill Brothers Southwest Chapel, 5801 Lyndale Ave So. with visitation 1/2 hour prior to service. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials preferred to the Minnesota Arboretum.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN    612 861 6088

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Strommen, A. Irene age 91, of Minneapolis (formerly Richfield), died Sunday, June 29, 2014.  Born July 13,1922 in Badger, Minnesota, Anna Irene Huglen was the second child of Rev. Reinert and Inga Huglen.  Irene's formative public education was in Goven, Saskatchewan, where she developed a love of language, writing and literature.  She graduated from Augsburg College, Mpls, in 1943 with an English major and French and Latin minors and taught years thereafter.  On July 23, 1944, she married the love of her life, Merton Strommen; they had just celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary shortly before her death.  Irene devoted herself to her family, raising five sons.  During these years she wrote a novel (Rivers to the Sea) and later co-authored two books with her husband Mert; she also worked as an editor and translator as well as substitute teaching at Richfield High School. Always devoted to her church, Irene served as Christian Education Director at Oak Grove Lutheran Church, Richfield and as a PEER Counseling trainer.  Fluent in Norwegian, she maintained correspondence with relatives in Norway.  She is most fondly remembered as an exceedingly kind and hospitable spouse, mother, friend and neighbor, and a wise theologian with a servant's heart.  Although her long struggle with dementia gradually eroded her capacities, Irene always retained her sweet spirit, welcoming smile and deep resonance to expressions of faith.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her son David, and her great-granddaughter Momone.  She is survived by her loving husband Merton, her sons Peter (Normajean), Tim (Dawn), Jim (Judy) and John (Heidi), eleven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Her funeral service will be held at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 4100 Lyndale Ave S, Mpls, on Monday, July 7 at 11.00 A.M. with a reviewal at 10.00 A.M.  Interment Lakewood Cemetery.  If so desired, memorials may be directed to the David Huglen Strommen Fund at Luther Seminary or Augsburg College.

Gill Brothers   612-861-6088


Friday, June 27, 2014

Age 80, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, passed away peacefully on June 27, 2014 in the presence of his loving family.  Preceded in death by his beloved wife, Rosalie Hadlick Seidel, brothers Richard Seidel and Fr. John Seidel, and sister Barbara Seidel.  Survived by his children, Mary Seidel Cox (John), Joseph Seidel (Pamela), Anne Bielejeski (John), Robert E. Seidel (Celeste ), Therese Seidel-Miller (Tim), Kathleen Walsh (Dan), Peter Seidel (Lyne Noella) and Monica Seidel.  Survived also by his brothers Steve Seidel (Rita), Fr. Tom Seidel, and Jim Seidel (Lucia), his sisters Miriam Murphy (Jack), Joan Seidel, Mary Seidel, and Katy Mechtenberg (David), and sister-in-law Mary Hoedeman (Fred). Many Nieces and Nephews.

Bob was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather to eight wonderful children, 27 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.  His work included fifty-six years in the insurance business, Past President of Serra Club, Trustee of Annunciation Church (known by some as “Mr. Annunciation”), and charity work that extended his generosity to numerous schools, churches and charitable organizations.  Bob also found a calling in spiritual direction and became an Ignatian Associate.

Visitation will be on Monday, June 30th, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Gill Brothers Funeral Home at 5801 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55419.  Visitation also at Annunciation Church one hour prior to the Mass of Christian burial.

Mass of Christian burial will be held on July 1, 2014 at Church of the Annunciation, at 509 W. 54th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55419 at 11:03 a.m.   Internment at Resurrection Cemetery, 2101 Lexington Avenue South, Mendota Heights, MN 55120.

Gifts and memorials may be sent to Franciscan Brothers of Peace, 1289 Lafond, St. Paul, MN 55104

Minneapolis       612-861-6088