Funeral Notices

Friday, April 17, 2015

Ella Kate was born April 1, 2015 at 28 weeks and 1 day gestation with a full head of blonde hair and strong will to live.  She continued to fight until Jesus called her home on April 11, 2015.  She touched the hearts of many and will always be our baby girl. Survived by loving parents, Brooke and Christopher; grandparents, William & Luanne Gosse and Dennis & Kathleen Baade; great-grandparents, Kenneth & Joanne Kasper and Edna Baade; godparents, Sheri Papke and Michael & Susan Voigt; uncles, Clint (Liz) Gosse, Branden (Leslie) Baade and Blake (Riley) Baade; cousins, MaeLynn Gosse and Rex Baade.  Celebration of Life Ceremony 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 17th at the Church of St. Edward, 9401 Nesbitt Ave. S., Bloomington with visitation one hour prior to service and a luncheon to follow.

Bloomington, MN     952-888-7771

Friday, April 17, 2015

Frances Joan Shoultz age 74 of Bloomington. Proceeded in death by husband, Charles. Survived by children, Frances (Steve) Oberlander, Paula (Kurt) Havlicek, Margie (Jim) Hartmann, Carol (Joe) Justen; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 3 brothers; 6 sisters. She was very loving and giving to everyone she met and a smile that would light up the room. Funeral service Friday, April 17, at 11 AM at Community of the Cross Lutheran Church, 10701 Bloomington Ferry Rd, Bloomington. Visitation Thursday April 16 from 5-8 PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Ave S, Bloomington, and for one hour prior to service at the church. Interment Glen Haven Memorial Gardens.

BLOOMINGTON, MN     952.888.7771

Friday, April 17, 2015

LORRAINE (LAGERMEIER) BLAYLOCK. Passed away on April 12, 2015.

Preceded in death by husband, Earl, and brothers Herbert (Roberta), Clarence (Kay), Paul (Margie) and Ray Lagermeier.  Survived by Ray’s wife, Lorayne.  Also survived by nieces and nephews Carol Loberg, Mary Lagermeier, Mike Lagermeier, Greg Lagermeier, Tom Lagermeier, Paulette Sandager, Jane Johnson, Daniel Lagermeier, Nancy Kiskis, Robert Lagermeier, William Lagermeier and David Lagermeier.  Also survived by Earl’s children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Lorraine was salutorian in her high school class of 420 at West High School in 1934.  She worked for Northwestern National Life Insurance Company from 1934 to 1954, having worked up from route girl to the president’s secretary.  She attended two years of night school at the University of Minnesota after putting in 7 1/2 hours in her regular workday at Northwestern National.  In 1954 she was invited to become associated with the newly formed law firm of Wheeler & Fredrikson (now known as Fredrikson & Byron) as Administrative Manager.  She retired in 1981 after 27 years at the law firm which had grown from 4 attorneys to 45 in her tenure there.

She was a long-time member of Minnesota Valley Country Club, where she met her husband-to-be Earl when they were paired together for a couple’s golf tournament.  Lorraine and Earl married in 1980.  They were both avid golfers and in their travels outside of the United States they played golf in Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, Alaska, Mexico, Ireland, Scotland, and also the British course of St. Andrews.  Several times they were the Minnesota Valley Golf Club couples champions.

Mass of Christian burial will be at Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church, 4625 West 125th Street, Savage, Minnesota on Friday, April 17, 2015 at 11:00 am with reviewal preceding the funeral at 10:00 am at the church.

Instead of flowers, memorials are preferred to Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church, 4625 West 125th Street, Savage, MN 55378 or Sharing and Caring Hands, 525 North 7th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55405.

Bloomington, MN  952-888-7771

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Esther Violet Hunn, age 89 of Bloomington.  Born May 2, 1925; died April 12, 2015.  Preceded in death by husband, Raymond and sons, Scott and Richard.  Survived by children, Kimberly, Steven and Michelle (Jack) Diehl; grandchildren, Jason (Charlene), Cinthia (Wayne) and Andrew; great-grandchildren, Molly, Lucy and Jolene; brother, Ed; sister-in-law, Dolores and many nieces and nephews.  Mass of Christian Burial 10am, Thursday, April 16th at the Church of the Nativity of Mary, 9900 Lyndale Ave. S, Bloomington with visitation one hour prior to mass only.  Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery.  Memorials preferred to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Bloomington, MN  952-888-7771

Monday, April 13, 2015

Darlene R. Spizale, age 91, of Crystal MN passed away peacefully March 25, 2015.  She was born on Nov. 15, 1923 to Bernard Richard & Elizabeth Blanche (Hall) Briske in Lamberton, MN, and had an older sister Beatrice, and a brother Bernard.  Darlene is joyfully reunited with her parents and siblings; her husband of 71 years, Jack B. Spizale, who passed away in Oct. 2014; and her first child, Jack C. Spizale, who passed away in May 2012.

She is survived by her children Judy Hall, Jim Spizale (Jeri), Jeff Spizale (Annie), Jon Spizale, Jerry Spizale (Stephanie), Jeanne Spizale;  her grandchildren, Kim Maguire (Jim), Dan Costello, Chris Spizale (Tara), Annie Spizale,  Burke Spizale, Libby Spizale, Cormac Spizale,  Morgan Wells (Tonya), Mandy Wells, Ruby Spizale (fiancé Jake Huber), Jeremiah Spizale; and her great-grandchildren Mackenzie and Michael Maguire, Emily Spizale Huber.

Darlene was a great beauty, and was a cheerleader known as “Blondie” at Walnut Grove High School in Walnut Grove, MN.  A favorite pastime was riding her horse, Beauty, on the banks of Plum Creek.  After graduation, she went to the Minneapolis Business College and met Jack at a dance in Minneapolis. They were married June 1, 1943 in Long Island, N.Y. where Jack was stationed in the Coast Guard during WWII. After returning to Minneapolis they settled in Crystal MN to raise their growing family.

Darlene had a green thumb and loved planting her flower garden every year, and filling her home and sun porch with orchids and house plants. She also enjoyed baking, swimming, painting watercolors, reading novels, and spending time with family and many friends. She loved her cats, especially Siamese, and had many pets over the years. She was a very loving, sweet, supportive and nurturing Mother, Grandmother and wife who always had a positive outlook and looked for the bright side of any situation, even in her final days. She was dearly loved by all.  

Darlene’s family gives special thanks to the wonderful caregivers from Hospice and Northridge Nursing Home.

Celebration of Life services will be held on Monday April 13, 11:00 AM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home 7300 42 Avenue North New Hope, MN. Visitation 1 hour prior to service only. Memorials can be donated to North Memorial Hospice in Darlene's name.

NEW HOPE, MN         763.531.1777

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Gauron, Vernon G. born March 15, 1952 and at peace March 25, 2015 from Glioblastoma Brain Cancer at home surrounded by his family. Vern was a loving husband, father, son, uncle and friend. Survived by his wife, Colleen Gauron and children Chris (Sarah) Gauron and Kimberly (Collin) Baugh; his faithful dog Maggie; mother, Dorothy Gauron; siblings, sisters: GayLee (Dick) Robinson, Lynda  (Bruce) Morock, Cindy (Frank) Caperino, Sandra Stubits, brother, Dan (Wendy) Gauron, brothers and sisters in law; Tom (Susan) Larkin, Terry (Alison) Larkin, Kay (Ken) Reis; many nieces, nephews.  Preceded by father, Vernon Francis Gauron and brother in law, Tim Larkin. Vern was an estimator for 32 years at Seeyle Plastics and grew up in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire. Vern will be remembered as a lover of animals and nature. Welcoming gathering 12:30. Remembrance service, Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 1:00 PM. Reception to follow at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 7300 42nd Ave. North. Memorials preferred to Angel Foundation and Second Chance Animal Rescue.

NEW HOPE, MN      763 531 1777


Saturday, April 11, 2015

LaVerne Mary Rhoades, of Bloomington.  Born September 11, 1924, passed away March 5, 2015.  Preceded in death by husband, Gael A. Rhoades; brother, Richard Wortman and sister-in-law, Marie Wortman. Survived by sons, James (Llynda) and Gary (Cheryl); grandchildren, Matthew, Karina (Jeff), Caitlin (Kenny) and Christopher; step-grandchildren, Patrick and Sean; great-grandchildren, Shelby, Jada, Bella, Addison and Charlotte; brother, Edward Wortman; sisters, Shirley (Kenneth) Selle, Arlene (Robert) King and other relatives and friends.  Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m., Saturday, April 11th  at the Church of St. Edward, 9401 Nesbitt Avenue South, Bloomington with visitation one hour prior to mass.  Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to the Alzheimer's Association in memory of Gael.

Gill Brothers Funeral Home Minneapolis MN
Saturday, April 11, 2015

Joseph Yonak, "Joe" age 85 of Bloomington. Born March 29, 1930; died April 8, 2015.  Preceded in death by parents, Harry and Theresa; brothers, Nick and Harry Jr. and sister, Mary.  Survived by wife of 61 years, Jean; daughters, Linda Pietig, Mary (Jim) Zilka and Lisa Yonak (Kathy Weber); grandsons, Austin (Matti), Dillon, Casey, Joe (Erica) and Andy; great-granddaughter, Maeve; siblings, Theresa, Anna (Chuck) and John. Joe loved fishing, hunting and his family.  He also enjoyed being a business man and making friends at the Court Del in Minneapolis, which he owned.   Funeral Service 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 11th at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 5801 Lyndale Ave. S., Mpls with visitation one hour prior to service only.   Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery.  Memorials preferred to the Alzheimer's Association.

Minneapolis, MN  612-861-6088

Friday, April 10, 2015

Nelson, William Edgar Jr. age 85 of Savage passed away on March 30, 2015. Preceded in death by parents, Clara and William Nelson. Survived by son, William (Sol); daughters, Connie (Bruce), Lisa (Bob); grandchildren, Stephen, Griffith, Benjamin and Andrew. Private family service. Interment Bloomington Cemetery.

BLOOMINGTON, MN    952.888.7771

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Ludwig, Ednamae Therese

Age: 85 of Richfield, Born in Minneapolis on 5-3-1929, took her journey into Gods hands on 3-31-2015. Preceded in death by her husband, C.Donald Ludwig; children, Mary Ludwig and Tommy Ludwig. Survived by, Tim Ludwig, Michael Ludwig (Julie) and grandson Jonathan and daughter Donna Ludwig. Ednamae's life was embraced by many as she brought laughter and love to all she blessed. 

Mass of Christian Burial Thursday 10 AM at the Church of the Assumption, 305 East 77th Street with a luncheon to follow. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday 4-7 PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Ave. So. And 1 hour prior to Mass at church.

BLOOMINGTON, MN  952 888 7771