Funeral Notices

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Joyce Wade died, suddenly and unexpectedly November 5, 2014, at the age of 62.  She was born August 9, 1952 in Milbank South Dakota. She moved to Minneapolis, at age 17, where she lied about her age to get a job at WTCN television. She dedicated the next 44 plus years to various positions at the station which is now KARE channel 11. She had a profound love of flower gardening, crossstitching, quilting and especially golf. These were exceeded only by her love of her family.

Joyce’s departure has left a huge void in the heart and life of her husband Dana, sons Troy (Lynn), Sean (Deidre), granddaughter Devin Wade, sister Trudy Frennern (Steve) of New Ulm, MN, brother Dennis (Pam) of Milbank, and mother Dorothy Amberg of Milbank and a multitude of friends and relatives.  They will remember the many wonderful times and kindnesses that Joyce left them.

She was preceded in death by her father Delroy Amberg , brother David Amberg and grandson Dylan Wade.

There will be a visitation at Gill Brothers Funeral Home 7300-42nd Avenue North from 4:00 to 8:00 PM Monday November 10, 2014 and a graveside ceremony Tuesday November 11, 2014 at 10 AM inside the mausoleum at Gethsemene Cemetery at 8151 42nd Avenue North, New Hope.    

NEW HOPE, MN      763 531 1777

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Age 89, of Bloomington, passed away November 5, 2014. June Anderson was born June 2, 1925 to first generation Swedish parents in rural Shafer, Minnesota.

She grew up with 2 brothers and 3 sisters on farms throughout Chisago County.  She knew the meaning of hard work and also the joy of living close to nature.  Over the years we heard many stories of life on the farm during the depression, friendship, one-room schools and Chi-High, and the fun of fishing, running in the woods and skating on the frozen lakes.

With the advent of World War II, she followed her 2 older sisters to California where she joined the ranks of Rosie the riveter in the aircraft industry.  Following the war, she returned to Minnesota with the death of her father.

While working in Minneapoiis at Claris Camera, she met her husband, Bill, who passed in February. They were married for almost 64 years, living in Bloomington.

Mom spent many years as our devoted mother and homemaker.  She enjoyed her bowling league at Lyn-Del Lanes, spending time at the lake and had a huge vegetable garden at their cabin on Hibbert Lake.

With the kids in high school, she worked at Jack’s Bakery, Sherman Bakery, then at Munsingwear in Minneapolis.

Mom was an amazing seamstress, and enjoyed counted cross stitch, knitting and crocheting.   In later years she loved her home organic garden and has always enjoyed time spent with her family and friends.  She was a wonderful cook!

 Survived by her children Jacquie Kempton of Aptos, California, Bill Kempton (Laura Shirley) of Minneapolis;  five grandchildren Devon Greshler of Felton, CA. Cody Schaedler of Santa Rosa, CA, Mari Kempton of Las Cruces, NM, Lauren Schaedler of Henderson NV, and Tyler Kempton of Minneapolis.  She has one great granddaughter, Ashley Lavender of Henderson, Nevada.

She has 3 sisters, Lucile Simpson of Los Angeles, CA, Doris Bachman of Clearwater, Fl, and Evelyn (George) Kempton of Menagha MN and Cocoa Beach FL and one surviving brother Glenn (Gloria) Anderson of Lamar, AR.  She has one cousin, Eleanor (Robert) Slama of Woodbury, MN.

 Services will be held Wednesday, November 12 at Martin Luther Care Center, 1401 E 100th St, Bloomington.  Visitation at 12:00, service at 1:00.  Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Bloomington     952-888-7771

Gill Brothers Funeral Home Minneapolis MN
Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Singer, John W. age 83 of Bloomington passed away on November 4, 2014. Preceded in death by 4 brothers and 1 sister. Survived by wife, Betty and children; John (Wendy Mohs), Mark and Matt (Cindy). Mass of Christian Burial Friday 11 AM at St. Bonaventure 901 E 90th St Bloomington, MN. Visitation 1 hour prior to Mass. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials preferred to St. Bonaventure Church.    

BLOOMINGTON, MN      952.888.7771

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Darlene Delores Swanson, 89, of Minneapolis, Minnesota died Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina, Minnesota.   Darlene was born in Cushing, Wisconsin on April 15, 1925 to Arnold and Esther Swanson.  She spent her childhood on the family's farm outside of Cushing.  She attended Eureka Baptist Church in Eureka, Wisconsin.  At the age of 11 she asked Jesus into her heart as her personal savior and was baptized at North Twin Lake. She graduated from St. Croix Falls High School in 1943.  She attended Northwestern Bible College and upon completing her education moved to Minneapolis where she worked as a bookkeeper at Burroughs Corporation, which was later purchased by Unisys.  She returned to her home in Cushing on the weekends to help her parents and sister with the farm.   After her retirement, Darlene donated her time to many charities and was active at Powderhorn Baptist Church and later at Bryant Avenue Baptist Church.  Darlene loved the Lord and enjoyed reading scripture and singing hymns.She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Rose.  She is survived by special friend, Margaret Krause, of Minneapolis, cousin Vernon Anderson (Louise) of Rosemount, Minnesota as well as other relatives and friends.  She will be greatly missed. Funeral service Saturday, November 8, 2014, 11 am at Bryant Avenue Baptist Church, 5601 Bryant Avenue with interment at Cushing Cemetery in Cushing, Wisconsin.


Arrangements were entrusted to Gill Funeral Home of Minneapolis.

Gill Brothers   612-861-6088



Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Rosalinda M. Sabado age 73 of Bloomington. Preceded in death by husband, Librado Sr.  Survived by children, Lilian (Lito) Ignacio, Librado Jr. (Edith) Sabado, Rosalita (Benigno Jr.) Seno, Ronald (Marivic) Sabado; 8 grandchildren; siblings, Nemesio Miranda, Candelaria Balbas, Priscila Miranda, Adoracion Ribac.  Mass of Christian Burial Monday 11 AM at the Church of St. Richard, 7540 Penn Avenue South.  Visitaion 1 hour prior to Mass at church and Sunday 2-4 PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Avenue South. The family of Rosalinda would like to thank the caring staff at St. John's Hospital.    

BLOOMINGTON, MN   952 888 7771

Gill Brothers Funeral Home Minneapolis MN
Sunday, November 2, 2014

Earl Donald Bloom, age 79 of Bloomington, MN.  Earl served in the U.S. Navy and was a Korean War Veteran.  He grew up in Worthington, MN.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, sports and spending time with friends and family.  He is a retired member of Bricklayers Union Local #1.  Preceded in death by parents; 3 brothers, Kenneth, Merton and Harold. Survived by loving wife, Merrol; children, Perry (Beth), Donald, Deb Bloom (Vicki Denzer), Diana (Scott) VanDerBeek; grandchildren, Logan, Arielle, Noah, Dalton and Kristine.  Thank you to lifetime friends, Frank (Martha), Chuck L., and many others.  Memorial Service 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 14th at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Ave. S., Bloomington with visitation one hour prior to service only.  Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery.  Thank you to the caring staff at Abbott Northwestern Hospital for helping us through this difficult time.

Bloomington, MN    952-888-7771

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Doreen M. Moran, age 83. Beloved wife, mother and grandmother, died peacefully at home surrounded by her children on November 1, 2014. Longtime resident of Bloomington, MN. Born on the family dairy farm in Rockville, MN to Arthur and Elizabeth Bidinger as the fourth of seven daughters. Preceded in death by husband, Bob; son, Jim, and 3 sisters, Rita, Lorraine and Rose. Survived by children, Kathy (Ken) Beale, Michelle, Mike (Julie), Mary, Lisa (Tom) Gorman, Patty (Denis Klavdianos), and Rob; grandchildren, Joe, Betsy, Steve, Seth and Lydia. Sisters, Bernice (Walter) Molitor, Eunice (Andrew) Molitor, Betty Gross and many nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 am, Thursday, November 6th at the Church of the Nativity of Mary, 9900 Lyndale Ave. S., Bloomington, MN.  Visitation 4-7pm, Wednesday, Nov. 5th  at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Ave. S. and one hour prior to Mass at church. Burial at Ft. Snelling Nat'l Cemetery.

Bloomington, MN 952-888-7771

Gill Brothers Funeral Home Minneapolis MN
Friday, October 31, 2014

Stansberry, Gordon A. “Joe”

Age 83 of Bloomington. 1949 graduate from DeLaSalle High School, served in the United States Air Force and graduated from the College of St. Thomas. Joe’s Catholic faith was an important part of his life. He was a longtime Financial Executive. Joe will be remembered as a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and a friend to many.  Preceded in death by parents, Alberta & Gordon, grandson, Doug. Survived by loving wife of 59 years, Dione; children; Joe, Jan Fuller, Joni (Pete) Voldness, Douglas (Brenda), Paul (Kris), David (Keely); grandchildren, Molly, John “JJ”, Megan, Tony, Natalie, Jacob, Brad, Brian, Tom, Melissa, Jennifer, Erik, Matt, Michael, Stephen, Samantha, Sydney, Kai, Trent; six great- grandchildren and sister, Pauline Logelin.  Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday 10 AM at the Church of the Nativity of Mary, 9900 Lyndale Ave. So.  Private interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Visitation 1 hour prior to Mass only. In Lieu of flowers, memorials preferred.

BLOOMINGTON, MN        952 888 7771

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Larson, Caryl L.

Age 77 of Golden Valley, MN.  Born October 18, 1937 in Mapleton, Iowa to Vernon and Vivian (Brown) Weyhrich.  Graduate of St. Olaf College.  Preceded in death by parents, Vernon and Vivian and brother, W. Dale Weyhrich.  Survived by husband of 52 years, David J.; daughters, Janette Reeves and Betsy (Skip) Lindgren; grandchildren, Zac and Grant Reeves, Frances, Vivian, and Georgia Caryl Lindgren; other loving family and countless friends.  Funeral service Tuesday, November 4th, 2014, 11 am at Calvary Lutheran Church, 7520 Golden Valley Road with visitation beginning at 10 am.  Private interment.  If so desired, memorials may be directed to Exsultate; National Lutheran Choir; or Calvary Feed My Starving Children Pack-a-thon.

NEW HOPE, MN                  763 531 1777

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Charlene Marie Stelck, age 57 of Plymouth.  Born September 17, 1957, died suddenly on October 28, 2014. Employee of Target Corporation and active member of Normandale Lutheran Church in Edina.  Preceded in death by father, LeRoy Stelck.  Survived by mother, Betty Stelck; sister, Leann Stelck; other family and friends.  Funeral Service 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 1st at Holy Nativity Lutheran Church, 3900 Winnetka Ave. N., New Hope with visitation one hour prior to service only.  Interment Gethsemane Cemetery, New Hope.  Memorials preferred to Holy Nativity Lutheran Church or Normandale Lutheran Church.

New Hope, MN   763-531-1777