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9947 Lyndale Avenue South
Bloomington, MN 55420
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Minneapolis, MN 55419
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7300 42nd Avenue North
New Hope, MN 55428
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November 2014

Gordon A. "Joe" Stansberry

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.
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Doreen M. Moran

 
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.
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Bloomington, MN 952-888-7771

Earl D. Bloom

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.
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Darlene Delores Swanson

 
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.
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John William Singer

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.   
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BLOOMINGTON, MN      952.888.7771

Rosalinda Miranda Sabado

 
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.
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John Francis Fairall

 
Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Age 65, of Mpls., passed away peacefully on Wednesday November 5th 2014.  Born in Keyser, West Virginia he lived most of his life in Washington D.C. and Minnesota. 
He was a wonderful, special, AWESOME husband, father, grandfather, and friend.  Preceded in death by his parents.  Survived by wife, Rosellen; son, John (Lauren Lehtinen) Fairall; daughter, Meredith (Phil) Wiktor; grandchildren, Sophia and William Wiktor, and many other relatives and friends. 
The family would like to thank Dr. Teresa Tran and the staff at Park Nicollet that cared for him over the years.
Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, 10 AM  at Nativity of Mary Catholic Church, 9900 Lyndale Ave South Bloomington, MN 55420.  Vistation Starting at 9 AM.  Interment will be on Friday, November 14th in Westernport, MD. Memorials preferred to the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota; www.epilepsyfoundationmn.org.
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BLOOMINGTON, MN      952.888.7771

June M. Kempton

 
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.
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Joyce Wade

 
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.
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NEW HOPE, MN      763 531 1777

Rev. Edward S. Blomberg

 
Friday, November 7, 2014

Age 94, of Minneapolis, died on 11/7/14. Preceded in death by Parents Daniel and Hazel; Sister De (Erlandson), Brothers Dan, Earl and Jim; Wife of almost 60 yrs, Barbara; Son Paul. Survived by Daughter Janet (Phil Jacobson), Grandsons Drake Jacobson (Sheila), Tyler Jacobson (partner Julie Kapitan), Adam Blomberg (Kristen). Great Grandchildren Aidan, Stella and Oliver Jacobson; and friend Gabriel Kelly, son of Julie Kapitan.
 Ed served 60 years with the Evangelical Free Church of America as a pastor in congregations in Johnston, Iowa, and Minneapolis, Wyanet and Faribault, Minnesota. In 1955 he took his family to Venezuela where he and Barb spent 28 exciting and fruitful years in pastorates. In the 70s Ed began a Dial-a-Devotion ministry, which for ten years reached hundreds of people daily with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The Caracas Dios Admirable church and the congregations that grew from it exemplify the life-changing impact of that telephone outreach.
Suffering a disabling injury in 2009, he was confined to a wheelchair. Since then he was lovingly cared for by his heroes, the caregivers at Augustana of Minneapolis. He will be missed in the coffee shop and the halls of the care center.
Diagnosed in 1976 with level 4 Melanoma, Ed lived for 37 years, defying all odds, before the cancer returned to take his life after a year in Hospice care. His many loved ones take comfort in knowing that he fought the good fight and he is now at rest.
Funeral service will be held on Friday, November 14, at 7:00 PM at Southview Seventh Day Adventist Church, 5750 Wentworth Ave S, Minneapolis. Visitation will be 2 hours prior to service at the church beginning at 5:00 PM. Interment at Lakewood Cemetery, Saturday, November 15, at 2:00 PM, 3600 Hennepin Ave S, Minneapolis. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Southview Internet Ministry.
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Minneapolis 612-861-6088

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