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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

April 2015

William Anton Ficker

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Ficker, William "Bill"
Flew with angels March 28th, 85 years and 6 days young.
Married to Pauline for 57 years, met when he hired her at the Terrace Theatre which he helped open.
Altar boy, US Navy - Gainard, U of M. Owner Bill & Williams Ad Agency. Dream job as host at Champps, New Brighton, 18 years.
Loved Hawaii where he climbed Diamond Head, crossword puzzles, Pannekoeken Huis, licorice, ice cream, and he had a perfect lawn.
Three children, David (Kelly), Paula (Paul), Stephanie; 2 grandchildren, Brittany and Austin and loving nieces and nephews.
Special thanks to Dr. Tamhane, Father James Livingston, and ICU nurses at North Memorial.
"I had a dream I saw your face, we were walking on the white, sandy beaches of Hawaii..."
"Til we meet again Billy."

Donald Richard Paro Sr.

Monday, April 6, 2015

54, of Eden Prairie, passed away on April 2, 2015. He is survived by his mother, Shirley; brothers, Charles (Deborah), Gary (Suzy), Frank (Dawn), Steven, Ralph (Valorie), Bruce (Christy); twin sister, Dawn (Jerome); children, Don Jr. (Richie), Daniel, Jessica (Eric) and their children Brookelyn & Easton; special friend, Teri; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Monday, April 6, at 11 AM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 7300 42nd Ave N, New Hope. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service.
New Hope     763-531-1777

Phyllis L. Parsons

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Age 84, of Bloomington, passed away on April 2, 2015. She was born on July 28, 1930 in Watertown, SD. Phyllis was and Administrative Secretary for Johnson & Higgins until she retired in 1994. She is survived by her son John (Karin Sandell) Parsons; granddaughter, Katherine Parsons. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday April 8, at 11 AM at Bethlem Lutheran Church, 4100 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis. Visitation will be one hour prior to service.
Bloomington 952-888-7771

Peter E. Cousin

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

56, of Minneapolis, passed away on April 1, 2015. He was preceded in death by his Parents Warren & Ronnii, and brother José (Toure). Survived by siblings Michele, Celia, Benu, Ricky, Robyn, Tony, and Amandilo; many nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday April 8, at 10 AM at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 1 Lourdes Pl, Minneapolis. Visitation will be one hour prior to Mass at the church. Memorials preferred to Bywood East Health Care Center.

Ednamae Threse Ludwig

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

William Edgar Nelson Jr.

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

Joseph Yonak

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

Esther V. Hunn

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

Lorraine Blaylock

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