Funeral Notices

Thursday, June 19, 2014


Mary K. (nee Shabel) age 96 of St. Therese Southwest Hopkins formerly of Edina died peacefully on June 19, 2014. The family that Mary was so delighted and proud of will miss the strength, joy, and wisdom of her presence. Preceded in death by husband, Fritz; son, Mike. Survived by children, Kitty White, Patty (Larry) Mauren, Fred (Carol), Susan (Tom) Hedlund, Janet (Wayne) Borgeson, Jim (Leslie); daughter-in-law, Pat Pierce; 17 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial Monday 11 AM at the Church of Our Lady of Grace, 5051 Eden Ave. Interment, Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Visitation Monday 1 hour prior to Mass at Church only. Memorials preferred.

BLOOMINGTON, MN  952 888 7771

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Barrett, Lionel Clark, Age 81, of Bloomington MN, passed peacefully away into the loving arms of his Lord on June 14, 2014.  Proceeded in death by his wife Patricia, grandson Robert Thielen, and parents Mike and Lorena Barrett. Survived by his sister Suzanne and loving children; Kathryn (Daniel) Kubec, Lois Barrett, Judy (Michael) Thielen, Brenda (David) Hochstatter, Pamela (Rocky) Meide, Michael Barrett, Nancy Thompson: 17 grandchildren; Joseph, Cajer, Timothy, and Nicholas Kubec, Molly, Anthony, Paul, Sean, and Cyrus Harfield, William Thielen, Nicole (Eliceo) Sanchez, David, and Joshua Hochstatter, Jake Meide, Dana (Jose) Medina, Brigit, and Connor Slawson; 3 great-grandchildren Hailie Kubec , Nayeli and Giovani Sanchez. Lionel was born in Milwaukee Wisconsin where he met the love of his life and was married for 56 years. They moved to Minnesota where they continued to raise their family together. Father enjoyed gardening, fishing, building bird houses, growing prized African violets, and traveling in his RV. Dad retired early from Unisys and enjoyed his final employment driving special needs students with his wife. He was an excellent card player and will truly miss the friends he made at Creekside senior center. Lionel spent his last year of his life living at Martin Luther Meadows Assisted living campus. Celebration of life will be on July, 2, 12:00 PM, at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Ave S, Bloomington, MN. Visitation 1 hour before service. Private family interment to follow.

Bloomington      952-888-7771

Monday, June 16, 2014

Gideon, Marla age 58 of Apple Valley formerly McMinnville, OR and Bloomington, MN was born in and raised in Petaluma, CA. Survived by husband, Dan; sons, Jake (Nikki) and John; sister, Michelle Riebli; brother, Mike Zaccagna. Funeral service Monday 10:30 AM at Celebration Church, 16655 Kenyon Avenue Lakeville, MN Interment Bloomington Cemetery. Visitation Monday 1 hour prior to service at church only.

BLOOMINGTON, MN        952 888 7771

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Hannah Jo Sherman Hindt, age 40 of Bloomington, passed away on June 12, 2014, after a heroic battle with pancreatic cancer.  Hannah was born in Beach, North Dakota on August 27, 1973.  She graduated from Waseca High School in 1992, where she was a member of the Waseca Marching Band and was voted Outstanding Color Guard Member.  She earned her B.S. in Education from Mankato State University in 1997, and her Masters in Education from St. Mary’s University.  Hannah was a beloved first grade teacher at Washburn Elementary and happily married to Dean Hindt since 2003.  She was also an avid runner, and enjoyed dancing, HIT classes, sewing, reading and scrapbooking. Preceded in death by her father, Alan Sherman. Hannah is survived by her son, Jesse Sherman (age 20); daughter, Olivia Hindt (age 9); husband, Dean Hindt; mother, Bonnie Sherman (Hopkins); sisters, Heidi Sherman (Green Bay), Heather Fokken (Minneapolis), and Hilary Kirikov (Madison); nieces, Megan Lang, Ivy Hindt, and Anika Fokken; nephews, Jackson Lang, Keller Hindt, Ethan Hohbein, and Kasjen Fokken, and many cousins, aunts, uncles and friends. Funeral Service, 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 18th at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 8400 France Ave. S., Bloomington.  Visitation 4-7 p.m., Tuesday at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Ave. S., and one hour prior to service at church. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the family

Bloomington, MN   952-888-7771

Gill Brothers Funeral Home Minneapolis MN
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Campbell, Robert Edward

Husband, father, grandfather, and friend extraordinaire.  Age 82 of Excelsior, MN and Palm Coast, FL, formerly of Edina, MN, died June 11, 2014.  Robert (Bob) grew up in Flandreau, SD and graduated from Purdue University in Aero Engineering.  He was a US Navy pilot assigned to an experimental squadron where he was one of the first pilots to break the sound barrier.  After that, sitting at a design drawing table was not going to do it.   There was just too much charm and creativity in him, which he used to begin his own business, Campbell Marketing.   Here his ingenuity and entrepreneurial sensibilities really flourished for the next 35 years.  He loved his church and expressed his Christian values through his support and involvement in social justice causes.  Most recently, he was a generous advocate for Habitat for Humanity and Guardian ad litem.  Bob was a thoughtful, curious, sensitive and funny man who could light up a room with his love of people and adventure.  This was true in every aspect of his life.  He will be profoundly missed and heaven must be a lot more fun these days.  Bob died at home with his family near, having just shared with them his eagerness to begin this next great adventure.  Preceded in death by infant daughter, Sally; parents, William and Marie Keating Campbell and brother, Bill.  Bob is survived by his wife and sweetheart of 59 years, Joan Barrett.  He cherished his friendship with his six children Barry (Shannon), Amy (William) Bissonette, Rebecca (James Zorn) Campbell, Susan (Patrick) Sweeney, Joseph (Wendy), Molly (Christopher) Kapsner; 18 beloved grandchildren and a great grandson; dear nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends.

 Mass of Christian Burial Thursday June 19, 2014 4PM at the Church of St. Victoria, 8228 Victoria Drive, Victoria, MN, Private interment Lakewood Cemetery. Visitation one hour prior to Mass at church only.

 In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in Bob's memory be made to the Minnesota Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (1711 Broadway Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413 (612) 259-4600) or Flagler Habitat for Humanity (PO Box 187, Bunnell, FL 32110 (386) 586-6180).

MINNEAPOLIS, MN      612 861 6088

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

96, of Minneapolis, passed away on June 10, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Betty Ann; children, Jim (Marlys), Thomas (Deb), and Mary (Richard) Frasch; 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren. Mass of Christitan Burial will be held on Friday, June 13, at 11 AM at the Church of the Annunciation, 509 W. 54th St, Minneapolis. Visitation will be for one hour prior to service at the church. Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Minneapolis       612-861-6088

Gill Brothers Funeral Home Minneapolis MN
Tuesday, June 10, 2014


Townsend, Ervin Joseph
Age 86 of Bloomington entered eternal life on Tuesday June 10, 2014 surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle with cancer.  A faithful husband, dedicated father and loyal friend who loved nothing more that being with his family and friends.  Retired Vice President of Northern Packaging Corp., active member of BAJ and a longtime coach of baseball and hockey with the BAA.  In his retirement years the St. Michael's Men’s Bible Study was of great importance to Erv.  He was born March 23, 1928 in Chokio, MN and married the love of his life, Ruth on August 18, 1956.  Preceded in death by parents Ervin and Hilda; brother Richard, and sister Katherine.  Survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Ruth; 3 sons Ervin John, Greg (Susette), and Mark (Michelle); proud grandpa of Ervin Jacob, Sarah, Megan, Adam, Matthew and Maxwell; brother Ralph (Pat) and sister-in-law Rita.  Funeral service Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 11 AM, St. Michael's Lutheran Church, 9201 Normandale Blvd. with visitation beginning at 9:30 AM.  Private interment  Fort Snelling National Cemetery.  If so desired, memorials may be directed to the St. Michael's Men’s Bible Study.

BLOOMINGTON MN       952.888.7771

Thursday, June 5, 2014


Sylvia T. age 87 of SW Minneapolis. Former owner of LeRoy’s and the Pink Pony Gift Shops. Preceded in death by husband, Elmer. Survived by daughters, Carol Lee and Dianne Shea; grandchildren, Jennifer, Cynthia, Melissa, Caren, Michael Meghan; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Viola Smetana; brother, Irving Rynchek. Funeral Service Wednesday 11 AM at Richfield United Methodist Church, 5835 Lyndale Ave. So. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery with a light lunch to follow back at church. Visitation Tuesday 5-8 PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 5801 Lyndale Ave. So. and one hour prior to service at church.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN              612 861 6088

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Elzea, M. Ethel of Bloomington, MN age 94.  Born April 6, 1920.  Peacefully passed into heaven on June 5, 2014 and was welcomed by her husband David of 67 years.  Survived by children, David and Sandey Elzea, Jill Elzea and Joe Ryan, Jackie Holsten, Joy and Doug Forbes, grandchildren Carrey, Doug, Charlie, Danelle, Courtney; 9 great-grandchildren; sister Murna and Bill Cassada.  Memorial Service Monday June 23, 2014 at 11 AM, Mt Olivet Lutheran Church, 5025 Knox Ave S.  Visitation at 10 AM, reception and lunch following service. "Ethel loved her church camp; memorials to Cathedral of the Pines Camp, please."

BLOOMINGTOM, MN     952 888 7771


Tuesday, June 3, 2014


Born on April 27th, 1920 in Cold Spring, MN. Passed into heaven on May 31st, 2014 surrounded by her loving family in her home in Edina, MN. Preceded in death by her parents, Marie & Sylvester Fandel  of St Cloud, MN and her loving husband of 43 years, Thomas J Moore.  Survived by brother, Frederick Fandel of Cold Spring, MN and a sister, Joan Fandel  Lyons of Bellevue, WA,  and brother-in-law,  Robert Moore of Bloomington, MN.  Marie was also survived by her special love, James Grogan, Minnetonka, MN and special friend, Bernice Schmidt, Belle Plaine, MN. Most importantly Marie is survived by her adoring CHILDREN- Ann (Bob) McCabe,  Kathy (Allen) Agustsson, Elizabeth (Mark) LaVigne,  and Tom  Moore Jr. GRANDCHILDREN- Michael McCabe, Ryan (Sue) McCabe, Dan (Lisa) McCabe, Ali (Dave) Ramstack,  Maggi (Dave) Bookey,  Katherine (Jesse) Olson, Lisa (Dirk) Swanson, Brigette LaVigne,  Annie  ( Drew) Feste,  Lindsay (John) Pihaly, and Christina Moore. GREAT-GRANDCHILREN- Patrick & Tommy  McCabe, Wyatt, Maggie, & Grace McCabe, Augie & Miller Ramstack, Tyler, Kyle & Belle Bookey, Nash & Charley Olson, Cullen & Simone Swanson, Mason LaVigne Parnell, Dane Feste and Cooper Pihaly.  Also survived by  daughter-in-law  Kimberly Moore and many nieces and nephews.

Our sincere, heartfelt gratitude to Mom’s caregivers, who gave her such excellent care, round the clock, for 3 ½ years.  Ammie, Tammi, Beth, Leah, Cheryl, Yvonne, Brie, Jill & Mindy .

Marie, “Weewee”, “Wowee”---  a raven haired beauty to the end, and a creator of beauty through her family, art and life. Classy, elegant and spirited in her style.  Matriarch, adored Mother, much loved and respected Mother-in-law, cherished Grandmother and doting Great-Grandmother. She was spiritual, faithful, intelligent, athletic, artistic, and tons of fun. Mom, we will miss you everyday for the rest of our lives.

Family and faith were most important to Marie. There will be a Mass of Christian burial at 4 pm, Wednesday, June 18, 2014 – with visitation beginning at 3 pm at the Church of Our Lady of Grace,  5071 Eden Ave. in Edina, MN.  Private Internment

Donations may be made to Sharing and Caring Hands, 525 N. 7th Street, Mpls, MN  55405 or donors choice.

Minneapolis, MN   612-861-6088