Funeral Notices

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

Sunday, January 25, 2015


 (Feb 21, 1949-January 17, 2015)

Of Edina, MN, Catherine died peacefully on January 17th at NC Little Hospice after a long and determined battle with cancer.  She was born in Minneapolis and spent her early years in Mankato.  A graduate of Visitation School in Mendota Heights, she attended Monticello College in Illinois and the University of Minnesota.  Cathy, as she was fondly called, was the mother of two children, Tara and Andrew Johnson, whom she adored.  She is also survived by five siblings, Marylove, Sean, Deirdre, Megan (Chip Jones), and Patrick Maloney as well as two nieces, Brigid Murphy Russell (John), and Caitlin Murphy, and a nephew, J.P. Maloney.  Her parents, Marylove Lang and John Patrick Maloney, predecease her.  Cathy was a warm and generous person with uncommonly beautiful taste and artistic sense.  She laughed quickly and often, and caused those around her to do so as well.   She was much loved and will be missed by her family and friends.  A celebration of her life will be held on May 22, 2015 3 PM with a reception to follow at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 5801 Lyndale Ave. So..


Sunday, January 25, 2015

Kaju, Michael  R.

Age 57, of Mpls., born October 28, 1957 in Baghdad, Iraq, passed away  January 20, 2015. Preceded in death by father, Michael A. and brother, Jeffrey.  Survived by his loving family, mother, Jane, brothers and sisters, Peg (Bob Leonard), Paul (Jane Peterson),Tom, Gina, Kathy, Jim, Joe, Patty (Joe) McDonald, nieces and nephews and many relatives and friends. He loved all sports, music, writing, politics, and spending time with his family.  We will miss his kind heart, wit, and sense of humor.  Memorials preferred to Redeemer Health & Rehab, 625 W. 31st St, Mpls., MN 55408 Private interment.


Saturday, January 24, 2015

Nathan Richard Geuts, age 88 of Minneapolis.  Born March 14, 1926, died January 18, 2015. Preceded in death by wife, Beverly; parents and five siblings.  Survived by children Tom (fiancée, Kristine Turley); Peggy Edman; Sue (Jeff) Minea and Joe; grandchildren, Tyler (fiancée, Chana), Margeaux, Alec, Yasmin and Jennifer.  Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m., Saturday, January 24th at the Church of the Incarnation, 3817 Pleasant Ave. S, Mpls.  Visitation Friday, January 23rd from 5-8p.m. at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 5801 Lyndale Ave. S, and one hour prior to mass at church.  Interment Lakewood Cemetery, Mpls.  In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to N.C. Little Memorial Hospice

Minneapolis, MN    612-861-6088

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Carmen Helene Stephens (Sadler), age 83, of Minneapolis passed away January 21st, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill and parents, Ray & Veronica Sadler. She is survived by her sons, Mark (Cheryl,) Bill (Katy,) John (Karen,) Michael (Teri,) Matthew (Sharon) and grandchildren, Courtney (Ryan,) Billy (Pamela,) Madelyn, Jake, Allison, Cassidy, Ashley, Grace, Katie and Sam; 4 great-grandchildren; brothers, Jack (Madalon,) Jim (Marjory). Mass of Christian 2 p.m., Saturday, January 24th at the church of St Thomas the Apostle, 2914 West 44th Street, Minneapolis. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

“ I hear ya”

Minneapolis, MN   612-861-6088

Gill Brothers Funeral Home Minneapolis MN
Friday, January 23, 2015


Johnson, Ronald Duane age 81 of Eagan formerly of Bloomington went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on January 16, 2015. Preceded in death by parents, George and Mildred; sister, Marjorie and an infant brother.  Survived by beloved wife of 60 years, Arlyn; children, Nancy (Bob) Spielman, Mark (Gayle) Johnson, Kathleen (Philip) Anderson; 11 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; brothers, Richard (Darlene) and Gerald (Shirley) Johnson; many other loving relatives and friends.  Funeral service Friday 11 AM January 23, 2015 at Bloomington Covenant Church, 10150 Xerxes Ave. So. Private interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Visitation Friday 1 hour prior to service at church only.  Memorials preferred to Bloomington Covenant Church.

BLOOMINGTON, MN     952 888 7771

Gill Brothers Funeral Home Minneapolis MN
Thursday, January 22, 2015

Chlebeck, Leo G.

Beloved uncle and great uncle to many, age 97, of Minneapolis.  Born March 15,1917.  Preceded in death by parents, Lawrence and Victoria Chlebeck, and brothers, Anthony, Joseph, Ignatius, Lawrence, Frank, Walter, Andrew, and Steve; and sisters, Mary, Martha Walkosz, Margaret Heinen, Agnes Novak.  Survived by sister, Dorothy Sullivan and many loving nieces, nephews and family.

Special thanks to Colleen and Michael Gillen for their continued support and prayers throughout the years.

 Leo will be missed by all who knew his loving and kind spirit.

 Mass of Christian burial at St. Casimir Catholic Church, corner of Forest St and Jessamine Ave E, St Paul MN  Thursday January 22, 2015 11 AM,  Visitation at church one hour before Mass.  Interment St John’s Cemetery, Little Canada. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to South Minneapolis Meals via Wheels, POB 17210, Minneapolis MN 55417 or St Helena Catholic Church, 3204 East 43rd Street, Minneapolis MN 55417.

                                            MINNEPOLIS, MN   612 861 6088