Funeral Notices

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Barbara Ann Marie Lindau (nee Braaten), age 82 of Burnsville, formerly of Bloomington passed away May 23, 2015.  Preceded in death by husband, James.  Survived by son and daughter-in-law, James & Kathi Lindau; grandchildren, Justin and Ashley.  Funeral Service 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 27th at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 8400 France Ave. S., Bloomington.  Visitation Tuesday, 5-7pm at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Ave. S. and one hour prior to service at church.  Interment Bloomington Cemetery.

Bloomington, MN  952-888-7771

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Wentzel, Clayton K. age 91 of Crystal. Clayt served in the Army during WWII and is a retired owner of Minute Man Services.  Survived by loving wife of 68 years, Dorothy; children, Jane Halverson, Scott (Chris) Wentzel; grandchildren, Sarah Halverson, Ryan Halverson, Andrew Wentzel, Nicholas Wentzel; great-grandchildren, Jaemyn, Aria, Rylan; brother. Mel (Anita) Wentzel. Funeral Service Monday 10 AM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 7300 42nd Avenue North.  Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Visitation Sunday 3-5 PM and one hour prior to service.  Memorials preferred to Mayo Research or The Minnesota Veteran’s Home.

NEW HOPE, MN     763 531 1777

Friday, May 22, 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..


Friday, May 22, 2015


Wesley Lego Bessette-Reiter

Nobody giggled better than Wesley. Wesley Lego Bessette-Reiter, born Aug 26, 1999 to Nate Reiter and Jessica Bessette, was curious, hilarious, sensitive, and magnetic from the very start, arriving early and departing far too soon, on May 18, 2015 at the young age of 15.5. He loved computer languages, making glitched digital art, electronic music, animals of all kinds, and especially fennec foxes. Wes was a proud member of Hippocampus at Burning Man, a Coder Dojo mentor, and he was well-loved by his family and friends for his open-heart and gentleness as well as his ironic wit. He loved playing in the ocean, field biology at Upper Mississippi Academy, his Barton friends and teachers, and quiet times at his homes in Minneapolis, Stillwater, and Houlton. Behind his sparkly, shy smile, his heart was too sensitive for the pains and fears and heartaches of this world. We will forever miss you, our dear, sweet Wesley. A memorial service will be held at 10am on Friday, May 22 at the Peace Garden, 4124 Roseway Rd, Minneapolis 55408.

Gill Brothers  612-861-6088

Thursday, May 21, 2015

John A. Blaylock, age 97 of Bloomington, MN.    Passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2015.  John served in the Army Air Corps during WWII flying the B-24, B-26 and C-47 aircraft.  During the Korean War he flew the KB-29 tankers.  After the war he co-established Welter and Blaylock Plumbing.  John is survived by two sons, Patrick (Sharon) and Terry (Mary); four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.  Funeral service Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 11:30 ~ Gill Brothers Bloomington Chapel, 9947 Lyndale Avenue South, with visitation one hour prior.  Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery.  Lunch to follow at Bloomington VFW, 311 West 84th Street.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Commemorative Air Force: 877-767-7175

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Maroney, Glen A. age 89 of Crystal, MN. Glen was born in Wadena, MN and joined the US Navy during WWII as a commissioned Officer and was recalled for the Korean Conflict. Glen has been a member and Past Commander of the Ballentine VFW Post #246 and Past Supreme Commander of Military Order of the Cooties. Glen held many other Supreme appointments in both his VFW and Gopher Pup Tent #2. Glen retired from the Minneapolis-Tribune as a district manager and is the former owner of Northern Star Cleaners. Survived by wife, Ruth; children, Karen (Mike) Boehne, Gregory (Pam) Maroney; step son, Ricky (Pat) Solinger; grandchildren, Scott Solinger, Kevin (Miranda) Maroney, Alicia (Brandon) Phillips, Fred (Andrea) Solinger, Kristine (Scott) Dier, Ryan (Sarah) Boehne, Jennifer (Jermaine) Watson; 7 great grandchildren; brother, Bob (Nan) Maroney. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday 10:30 AM at The Church of St. Joseph, 8701 North 36th Ave.  Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Visitation Thursday one hour prior to Mass at Church only. In lieu offlowers, memorials preferred to the Wounded Warrior Project (

New Hope, MN            763 531 1777

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Age 89, passed away May 5, 2015.  Preceded in death by husband, Rod.  Loving mother; incredible grandmother; warm and kind-hearted to all she knew and met, she was the spirit center of our family.  Survived by children Roger; Richard (Kim); Susan (Art Meisenbach); Steven; Ann (Dan Lauer) & grandchildren Kelly, Rachel, Leah, Matthew, Hunter, Andrew, Claire & great-grandchildren Zachary & Sebastian; sister Helen Kokes & numerous relatives and friends. Mass of Christian burial at Church of the Annunciation, 509 W. 54th St, Mpls. At 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 12, 2015.  Visitation one hour prior.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Talatala, Pastora G. age 75, of Golden Valley, passed away Friday, May 8th, 2015. Daughter of Perfecto and Irene (Germar) Matias. Preceeded in death by husband, Sonny. She is survived by 2 children: Aileen and Arnold (Stephanie); 4 grandchildren: Julian, Jazmyn, Torii, Cameron; 1 sister, Haziel; 3 brothers Isagani, Rey and Carlito; many loving nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral Services, Tuesday, May 12, at 11:00 AM at the St. Margaret Mary's Catholic Church, 2223 Zenith Ave N, Golden Valley, MN. Visitation 1 hour prior to services at the Church. Interment Gethsemane Cemetery, New Hope, MN.

NEW HOPE, MN    763.531.17777

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Monday, May 11, 2015

Borgeson, Wesley C.

Age 89 of Richfield passed away April 30, 2015 at Southview Acres Rehabilitation in West St Paul. Wes was born on Oct. 5, 1925 in Park River, ND to Margaret (Miller) & Bernt "Bennie" Borgeson. He graduated from high school in Park River and was drafted into the US Army Air Corps in 1943. He was trained as a B17 tail gunner and sent to the 8rth Air Force in England. In December 1944 his plane was shot down over Leipzig, Germany. Wes was captured and sent to Stalag Luft IV. In February 1945 the prisoners were taken on a 650 mile forced march toward the American lines, finally being liberated in April 1945. Following his discharge, Wes studied engineering at the U of M. He married Patricia Larson on Sept. 10, 1949. Wes graduated with a mechanical engineering degree in 1950. Wes served as Richfield Planning Commissioner in the 1960s and was active in Richfield United Methodist Church as well as veterans, P.O.W., and engineering organizations. Wes retired from the Department of Navy in 1987. After Pat passed away in May of 2011, Wes lived at home in Richfield and for the past 1 1/2 years Wes lived at Prelude Care in Woodbury where he thrived in the dementia cottage.

Wes was preceded in death by his mother, Margaret and father, Bernt Borgeson; his wife, Pat Borgeson; and his brother, Ralph Borgeson.

Wes is survived by son, Dale Borgeson (Mpls.) daughter, Rev. Lynn Borgeson (Vernon Ctr), son, Todd Borgeson (Eagan), son, Bruce Borgeson (Fred Witzgall) of Grand Prairie, TX, grandson, Ryan Borgeson (Mpls.), granddaughter, Marta Borgeson (St. Paul), and brother, Warren Borgeson (Florence) of Flagstaff, AZ.

Funeral Service at Richfield United Methodist Church, 5835 Lyndale Ave. So.  Monday May 11, 2015 at 11 AM.  Vistation one hour prior to service.  Private interment Oak Hill Cemetery.

Memorials preferred to: Richfield United Methodist Church, Mpls.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN           612 861 6088

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Geraldine Cunegundes Sullivan Nehotte. age 85 of Minneapolis. Gerry was an Oblate of St. Paul’s Monastery and past Vice President and President of the Visitation Church Women’s Club.  Survived by husband of 60 years, Robert; children, Susan (Stephen) Klappa, Mark Robert, Margaret Steeves, Sr. Catherine Nehotte, OSB, Michael (Gail) Nehotte, Nancy (Mark) Anderson; 15 grandchildren; 1 great granddaughter; foster daughter,  Chi Ly; sister, Catherine Whitcomb.  Mass of Christian Burial Saturday 11 AM at the Church of the Annunciation 509 West 54th Street. Interment Lakewood Cemetery. Visitation Friday 5-7 PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 5801 Lyndale Ave. So. And one hour prior to Mass at church.  Memorials preferred to Alzheimer’s Association,
MINNEAPOLIS, MN        612 861 6088