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Bloomington, MN 55420
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Minneapolis, MN 55419
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7300 42nd Avenue North
New Hope, MN 55428

May 2015

Lee Alan Henderson

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Henderson, Lee A., age 59, died suddenly Thursday, April 30, 2015, shortly after returning home from a run.  He is survived by his wife Polly; daughters Kati Gosselin (Chris), Laura Lindsay (Craig) and Mari Henderson (Josh Sharpe); granddaughters Callie and Maya Gosselin; brothers Larry Henderson (Mary Schmidt) and Jim Henderson (Kathy); mother-in-law Carolyn Ekeberg; brothers-in-law Rev. Joseph Ekeberg (Carolyn), John Ekeberg (Jen Schwem); sister-in-law Margie Ekeberg; nephew Karl Ekeberg (Erica) and many other relatives and loving friends.  Preceded in death by parents, Miriam and George Henderson, and father-in-law, Rev. G.W. Ekeberg.   Lee was born on June 1, 1955 in Champaign, IL.  His family later moved to Madison, WI where he eventually met the love of his life, Polly, in band class at Madison West High School.  He attended Luther College in Decorah, IA for one year before transferring and graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1977.  Lee and Polly were married on June 12, 1976 and moved to the Washington, DC area following college. Lee attended the National Law Center at George Washington University and while there, interned at the White House Council to the President’s Office for the Jimmy Carter administration.  He and Polly moved to Minneapolis in 1980 where Lee began his legal career.  In 1982 his first daughter, Kati, was born; followed by Laura in 1985 and Mari in 1988.  Lee was a respected lawyer and entrepreneur.  At the time of his death he was a shareholder at Hessian & McKasy, P.A.; Church Council President at Bethlehem Lutheran Church and executive committee member for the American Symphonic Advocacy Project.  Lee was a life-long advocate for classical music and a successful community leader in garnering support for the Minnesota Orchestra.   His other passions included traveling with family and friends, playing golf and basketball, keeping up with new technologies, and rooting for Minnesota basketball teams, especially the Lynx.  Lee will always be remembered for his faithfulness, calm presence, creative problem solving, and generosity.   He was a donor and many people will be helped because of that gift.  At his core, Lee was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and will be profoundly missed.  There will be a visitation on Wednesday May 6th, 5-8pm at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 5801 Lyndale Avenue South, with a funeral service Thursday, May 7th, 10:00am at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 4100 Lyndale Avenue South.  In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Bethlehem Lutheran Church or the Minnesota Orchestra.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN           612 861 6088

Marion Kathleen Olson

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Olson, Marion K. age 86 formerly of the Hopkins-Minnetonka area was born in Minneapolis on April 3, 1929 and passed away peacefully on May 5, 2015. Marion was a retired music teacher in the Minneapolis Elementary Schools. Preceded in death by husband, Eugene; parents Pearl and Harrison Odberg. Survived by daughters, Robin (Glenn) Becker, Roberta Hamilton; grandson, Keith (Heather), Jason (Katie), Michael (Jessica); great grandson, Isaac and Henry Becker; many nieces and nephews.  Funeral Service Thursday 3 PM at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 715 Minnetonka Mills Road. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery.  Visitation Thursday 1 hour prior to service at church only. Memorials preferred to Gethsemane Lutheran Church.
BLOOMINGTON, MN   952 888 7771

Mary M. Gill

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Mary M. Gill (Nee Nolan). Mary was born on March 3, 1919 on a farm in Ayrshire, Iowa, the first of 7 children. She graduated from Silver Lake High School in Ayrshire in 1936 and went on to business school in Des Moines, Iowa. She managed offices and took good care of herself until she met and married Wilford O. Gill. They were married May 6, 1966 and had a happy marriage until he passed away in 1986. She lived in her home until recent years when she enjoyed living with other seniors in Des Moines at 3801 Grand Avenue. Recently she moved to Minneapolis to be closer to her sister. She passed away peacefully in her sleep on May 2, 2015. She is preceded in death by her parents Anna (Duffy) and Edward Nolan. She is also preceded in death by brothers Raymond, Robert, James and Charles and sister Gertrude. She is survived by her beloved sister, Geraldine as well as many nieces and nephews. Mary was active for over 60 years in the Catholic Daughters of America and loved her Catholic faith. Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m., Thursday, May 7th at the Church of St. Richard, 7540 Penn Ave. S., Richfield, MN with visitation one hour prior to mass only.  Interment Friday, St. John's Cemetery, Emmetsburg, Iowa on Friday, May 8th at 10:45 a.m.
www.GILLBROTHERS.com          Minneapolis, MN                612-861-6088

Marjorie "Midge" Jeanne Blake

Friday, May 8, 2015

Marjorie (Midge) Jeanne Blake
6-8-1928 to 4-30-2015
Beloved mother to four sons and a daughter, as well as grandmother, great-grandmother and sister to siblings Alice and Shirley. Preceded in death by her husband Robert F. Blake, daughter Rebecca Lynn Blake and sister Shirley Olson. Always a positive, happy person, Midge was devoted to her husband of nearly 65 years, and her sons, Donn, Scott, Timothy and Robert. Impossible to put into a short article just how she touched the lives of those she knew and loved. She and husband Bob were involved with the Meals on Wheels program, delivering to the elderly and infirm. Midge also volunteered at Presbyterian Homes and the Hennepin County Library, to name a few. Active in her church functions, she loved helping others. She will be sorely missed by her sons and daughters-in-law, 7 grand-children, and 7 great-grand-children. Gentle in style and demeanor, Midge was truly a lady, and accordingly put others before herself. Never shy about expressing her opinion, she nonetheless listened with an open mind to new ideas or perspectives. We are comforted by the knowledge that she is once again with Bob and Becky, and we know that we’ll all be together again one day.  Mass of Christian Burial Friday 3 PM at The Church of the Nativity of Mary, 9900 Lyndale Ave. So. Private interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery.  Visitation Friday 1 one hour prior to Mass at church only.
                            Godspeed, mom, we love you!
BLOOMINGTON, MN       952 888 7771

Geraldine Cunegundes Sullivan Nehotte

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,
www.GILLBROTHERS.com MINNEAPOLIS, MN        612 861 6088

Wesley Clifton Borgeson

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

Virginia Tisdale

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.
Minneapolis   612-861-6088

Pastora Germar Talatala

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

Glen Andrew Maroney

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 (http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/)
New Hope, MN            763 531 1777

John Alexander Blaylock

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
Gill Brothers  952-888-7771