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9947 Lyndale Avenue South
Bloomington, MN 55420
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5801 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55419
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7300 42nd Avenue North
New Hope, MN 55428

October 2013

Sylvia Geneva Christian

Monday, September 30, 2013

Of Eden Prairie, formerly of Richfield, passed away on September 30, 2013. Born August 27, 1922 in Fosston, MN. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ole and Hattie Christenson; sister, Clarice Smeby and brother, Orton Christenson. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, James; children, Steve Christian, Carol (Denny) Tape, and Brian (Brenda) Christian; grandchildren, Cody, Ahna, and Brooke; many other relatives and friends. Memorial Service will be on Friday, October 4, at 10:30 AM at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 4100 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis. Visitation will be from 6-8 PM on Thursday, October 3, at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 5801 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, and for one hour prior to service at the church. Interment will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
                                         Minneapolis                    612-861-6088

Catherine E. Marx

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Catherine’s 91 year journey ended peacefully on October 1st. She is survived by her daughter Nancy Marx. With incredible inner strength, she survived breast cancer and many other life-threatening situations, all the while with love and devotion putting the needs of her family first. Her amazing creativity and unbridled passion for baking, cooking, crocheting, embroidering, interior decorating, and so much more, was know far and wide through her boundless gifting of the these things to so many. Her infectious smile and contagious laugh drew you near to her heart and preface the wonderful memories her journey has left for us. So PLEASE do not send flowers or money. Instead, a little anecdote about her journey with you would be appreciated and put into “Her Journey” memory album.  Funeral Mass October 8, 10 AM, with viewing at 9:30 at Pax Christi, Eden Prairie.
Minneapolis                       612-861-6088

Frances E. Rosenow

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Frances Esther Rosenow, age 97 of Minneapolis on October 1, 2013.  Preceded in death by husband, Harold; 3 sisters and 1 brother.  Survived by children, Sharon Dwyer, Steven Rosenow, Diane (Larry) Blanshan, James (Vicky) Rosenow and Jean (Spencer) Wasilowski; grandchildren, Linda (Bob) Charlton, Michael (Christy) Dwyer, Paula Dwyer, Kevin Dwyer, Dan (Hannah) Dwyer, Matthew (Anissa) Blanshan, Ross (Tina) Blanshan, Joshua Rosenow, Alyssa Rosenow, Sarah Wasilowski and Lisa Wasilowski; 8 great-grandchildren; brother, Charles (Margaret) McCarthy; nieces and nephews. Frances loved her family and spending time at the cabin in Big Lake. She also enjoyed dancing and sharing her love of music.  Frances was a longtime member of Resurrection Church and enjoyed volunteering there in many capacities.  Mass of Christian Burial 11AM, Monday, October 7th at the Church of Our Lady of Peace, 5426 12th Ave. S, Mpls. with visitation one hour prior to Mass only.  Interment Resurrection Cemetery, Mendota Heights, MN.  Memorials preferred to Jones Harrison Residence. 
Minneapolis, MN  612-861-6088

Marjorie May Orcutt

Friday, October 4, 2013

Orcutt, Marjorie M. age 89 of Bloomington died on October 3, 2013. Born in St. Paul on July 12, 1924. Preceded in death by husband Donald E.; parents Frank and Margaret Comford; and her  brothers, Roy, James and George. Survived by children Sandra (David) Kremer, Judy (Steve) Loos, Donna (Gary) Lihudis, Diane (Jim) Anderson, James (Diana) Orcutt; 11 grandchildren; and sister-in-law Marian Comford. Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, October 9, 2013 10 AM at the Church of The Nativity of Mary 9900 Lyndale Ave So. Internment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Visitation one hour prior to mass only. Memorials preferred to Nativity of Mary Church.
 BLOOMINGTON MN        952 888 7771

Bette Delphine Frakes

Friday, October 4, 2013

91, of Plymouth, passed away on Thursday, October 3, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert and daughter, Mary Anderson. She is survived by her sons, Jim (Laurie) Frakes and John (Laurie) Frakes; grandsons, Aaron, Jason, Brandon, Michael Frakes, and Chris (Allison) Blaisdell; 6 great grandchildren; sister, Angie Barlett. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday, October 8, at 11 AM at St Joseph Parish Community, 8701 36th Ave N, New Hope, MN. Visitation will be for 1 Hour prior to service at the church. Interment will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
New Hope          763.531-7771

Arnie G. Johnson

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Age 92, of Bloomington and MLPS, passed away peacefully on October 6, 2013. Founder of Bloomington Athletic Association and Born Again Jocks. Multiple sports athlete at MPLS Central. 1943 U of M football letterman. Served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. 44 years of service at Honeywell. Arnie was very active in sports throughout his life, as a player, coach, official, and organizer. Bloomington Parks & Rec. Board for 25 years. He has received numerous awards throughout his life including Bloomington’s lifetime Youth Advocate award & “Legacy” award. Preceded in death by wife, Betty; parents, George & Anna Johnson; brothers, Marty & Rollie; children, Craig & Colly. Survived by brother Gordy (Dorothy); sister-in-law, Bev Nelson; nephews & nieces &great nephews & nieces. Visitation on Wednesday, October 9 from 5-8 PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Ave S, Bloomington. Funeral Service will be on Thursday, October 10 at 11 AM with visitation one hour prior to service at Oak Grove Presbyterian Church, 2200 W. Old Shakopee Rd. Bloomington. Followed by a gathering at Bloomington Knights of Columbus. Memorials are preferred to Bloomington Athletic Association, Born Again Jocks, or Oak Grove Presbyterian Church.
Bloomington                    952-888-7771

Tracy Marie Crawford

Monday, October 7, 2013

Crawford, Tracy M. age 48, of Bloomington, was received into The Savior's loving arms on October 7th, 2013 after complications from surgery. Tracy is preceded in death by her father, Jim, and her father-in-law, Dean. Survived by husband, Kevin; sons, Eric and Will; mother, Harriet; sisters, Vickie (John) Goplin, Pam (Tom) Borgman, Missy (Tom Joing) Willard; mother-in-law, Pat; brother-in-law, Danny (Wendy) Crawford; sister-in-law, Chris (Doug) Carter; several nieces and nephews.
 Tracy will be dearly missed by all her family and friends. She touched the lives of so many people including her pre-school students and co-workers at St. Stephen's, her Riverside Church family, and so many friends. She was the best wife, the best mom, the best sister, daughter, Aunt, relative and friend anyone could ever hope for. She loved everyone unconditionally, and simply gave without expecting anything in return.

 Those that crossed her path were truly blessed to have known her. She was a humble, fun-loving, caring, servant of others who never complained and always had joy in her heart and a smile on her face. She truly represented Jesus to everyone. Her legacy will live on for generations to come. We will miss you dear sweet Tracy.

 Funeral service Friday 11AM at St. Stephen's Lutheran Church 8400 France Ave. So. Visitation Thursday 4-8PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home 9947 Lyndale Ave So. and one hour prior to service. Interment Bloomington Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to The Eric and Will Crawford Education Fund.

BLOOMINGTON MN       952 888 7771

Robert W. Kramer "Bob"

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Robert William Kramer, “Bob” Age 54 of Bloomington, MN.  Died October 8, 2013 in Laredo, Texas.  Survived by wife, Nancy Angell-Kramer; son, Rob (Erin) Kramer; parents, Roman & Terry Kramer; sister, Tracy (Gary) Tamke; brother, Jeff Kramer; step-children, Michael (Heather) Angell, David (Kristin) Angell and Daniel Angell (Bridget Welinski); 8 grandchildren.   Robert was a proud Naval Veteran and a career truck driver who had an avid love of motorcycles.  Funeral Service 11AM, Tuesday, October 15th at Normandale Hylands United Methodist Church, 9920 Normandale Blvd., Bloomington (952-835-7585).  Visitation one hour prior to service only. Private Interment Assumption Cemetery, Richfield.  In lieu of flowers memorials preferred.
Bloomington, MN   952-888-7771

Bernice Genevieve Hoskins

Friday, October 11, 2013

Hoskins, Bernice G.
Age 89 of Minneapolis, MN.  Born February 17, 1924 in Dubuque, IA to Joseph and Catherine (Reuter) Weirich.  Preceded in death by husband, William; siblings, Francis Weirich, Marie Firzlaff, and Helen Moser.  Survived by son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Cathy; grandchildren, Toby (Kelli) and Molly (Ed) Hudson.  Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 at 10 AM ~ Holy Trinity Catholic Church with visitation one hour prior to mass.  Interment ~ Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Dubuque, Ia
                                             NEW HOPE, MN  763 531 1777

John Kenneth Rudie "Jack"

Friday, October 11, 2013

John Kenneth Rudie, "Jack" age 84, of Bloomington, passed away October 11, 2013. Preceded in death by son, Tom. Survived by loving wife Patricia, children; John (Judy), Chuck, Steve, Patsy, Barb (Scott), Mike (Roxanne); 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial 10AM, Tuesday, October 15th at The Church of the Nativity of Mary, 9900 Lyndale Ave. South, Bloomington. Visitation one hour prior to mass only. Private interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to the family.
Bloomington, MN    952-888-7771