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Bloomington, MN 55420
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Minneapolis, MN 55419
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New Hope, MN 55428
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December 2015

Marjorie Holland

 
Saturday, December 5, 2015

Marjorie Hudson Holland, age 83, of Gainesville, Ga., passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. George Hudson and Alice Hudson; and brother, George Hudson Jr. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, George R. Holland, Gainesville, Ga.; children, Rebecca Houghton, Longmont, Colo., George and Laura Holland, Wilmington, Del., and James and Aurea Viera Holland, Saint Louis, Mo.; six grandchildren, Todd Houghton, Jeffrey Houghton, George Holland, Allie Holland, Anna Holland and Liam Holland; sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and Col. Robert Huntzinger, Florence, Ala.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Holland was born Dec. 17, 1931, in Minneapolis, Minn. She was a 1950 graduate of Edina High School and attended the University of Minnesota. She was a medical technician where she worked for her father, Dr. George Hudson in Minnesota for five years. She later relocated to Stone Mountain, Ga., and then to Gainesville, Ga., to be near Lake Lanier. She was water skiing at the age of 76. She was a supporter of Hall County Humane Society. She was an intelligent, loving and gracious wife, mother, grandmother and sister and will be greatly missed by her family. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 5801 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis with visitation beginning at 9:30 a.m.  Interment St. Mary's Cemetery, Minneapolis.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Hospice of Northeast Georgia, 2150 Limestone Parkway No. 222, Gainesville, GA 30501, in memory of Marjorie H. Holland.

Ronald J. Budolfson

 
Thursday, December 10, 2015

Ronald Joseph Budolfson (Kanatzer) died peacefully, December 2, 2015. Survived by children, Marjeana, Sean (Jean),  Sherry, Jeremy (Trisha); granddaughters, Jennifer and Laura and sisters, Clarissa, Caroline and Kathy.  Memorial service 1:00 p.m., Thursday, December 10th at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Ave. S., Bloomington.

William Becker

Thursday, December 10, 2015

William “Bill” Becker

 

Becker, William age 89, of Mpls, formerly of Inverness, FL, Montgomery, MN and Pgh., died Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015. Survived by his children, Bill, Bob, Mary Lee, Tom, Greg, Dan, Eileen, and Amy; and 11 grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife of 58 years, Grace M. (Schohn) Becker.Visitation Wednesday, 4-7 PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Chapel, 9947 Lyndale Ave S. with a Rosary Prayer Service at 6:30 PM. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, 11:30 AM at The St. Anthony of Padua Chapel at Catholic Eldercare 813 Main Street NE Mpls with visitation one hour prior at church. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to Catholic Eldercare. GILL BROTHERS Bloomington Chapel 952-888-7771
 

Dorothy Catherine Kapsch

 
Thursday, December 10, 2015

Dorothy Catherine Kapsch, age 97 of St. Paul.  Preceded in death by parents, Clyde and Katherine Hedges; siblings, Frank, Betty and Mary and her former husband, Francis Sr.  Survived by her children, Francis “Frank” Jr., Bob (Rosemary), Alan (Patty) and Jan (John) Ferrell and five grandchildren, Colleen, Michael, Chester, Marty and Colin.  Dorothy grew up in La Crosse, WI, what she thought of as “God’s Country.” She was proud of her Irish heritage and to be part of the “Greatest Generation.”  The family extends their sincere appreciation to the staff of the Episcopal Church Home for their kindness and devotion to Dorothy for the past 12 years.  There will be a memorial service at 2 p.m. on Monday, December 7th (her birthday) at the Episcopal Church Home of MN, 1879 Feronia Ave., St. Paul.  Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m., Thursday, December 10th at The Church of the Annunciation, 509 W. 54th St., Mpls.  with visitation one hour prior to service.  Interment Oak Hill Cemetery, Mpls.  Memorials preferred to the Episcopal Church Home Foundation

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Marjore Mary Sauter

 
Thursday, December 10, 2015

Age 87, of Savage, passed away on December 3, 2015. She is survived by her sons, James (Mary), William (Bernardine), David (Kim) and Daniel; 8 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; sister, Jean; brother, George. Preceded in death by husband, Melvin; mother, Theresa; brother, James. Memorial service will be held on Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 11 AM, at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 5801 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis. Visitation will be one hour prior to service at 10 AM. Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

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Minneapolis       612-861-6088

Todd Richard Hansen

 
Monday, December 14, 2015

Todd Richard Hansen

Born November 20, 1976 in Edina, MN; died December 9, 2015 in Minneapolis, MN.  Todd was a 1995 graduate of LCWM High School and 1999 graduate of St.  Olaf College.  He worked for GMAC-RFC and started Dev Heroes Consulting in 2008 and worked as a consultant for several companies.  He was an adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas.  Todd enjoyed his friends, sports and music.  He is survived by his parents, Kermit and Marilyn (Anderson) Hansen of Lake Crystal, MN; sister, Kristine (Gregory) Wammer of Bloomington; niece, Emily Wammer; nephew, Lukas Wammer; aunt and uncle, Phyllis and Gregory Collier; 5 cousins, family and many friends.  Funeral service 11:00 a.m., Monday, December 14th at Lutheran Church of Christ the Redeemer, 5440 Penn Ave. S., Minneapolis (612-926-5414).  Visitation 3-6 pm., Sunday, December 13th at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 5801 Lyndale Ave. S., Mpls. Private Interment Butternut Valley Cemetery, Lake Crystal.  There will be an additional visitation following the interment from 4-6 p.m. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 20674 484th Ave Lake Crystal, MN 56055. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to donor’s choice.

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Minneapolis, MN   612-861-6088

Georgia Ann Kobe

 
Thursday, December 17, 2015

Our beloved mother, Georgia Ann Kobe, 85, passed away peacefully on Dec. 13, 2015. Georgia was born in Manchester, Iowa on Christmas Eve in 1929. She grew up in Minnesota and graduated from the Academy of the Holy Angels in 1947. She enjoyed acting and the outdoors and dedicated her life to raising her children.  She is survived by children, Linda (Duane) Clark, Thomas (Cathy) Rose, Robert (Rhonda) Rose, James (Pat Gobel) Rose, Donald (Lisa) Kobe, Jim (Pat) Stenglein; 8 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday 1 p.m. at the Church of the Nativity of Mary, 9900 Lyndale Avenue South. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation Thursday 1 hour prior to Mass at church. Memorials preferred to the Animal Humane Society.

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Glen Robert Sonmor

 
Friday, December 18, 2015

Glen SONMOR Passed away peacefully, in his 87th year, at St. Joseph's Life Care Centre in Brantford on December 14, 2015. Mourned by his daughter Kate Bowie, her husband Jerome and their sons Christopher and Michael of Phoenix, AZ. He is also mourned by his sister Jean Sonmor and her husband Regan Devine and their sons Brendan and Jake (Carolyn Coles-Devine). Uncle Glen will be fondly remembered by Kathy Duncan, Jean Doan (Wayne) and Janis Cadieux (Wayne). Glen achieved national attention when he coached the Minnesota North Stars to the Stanley Cup Finals in 1981. His storied hockey career began in Hamilton, included both a brief stint in the six team NHL and a career-ending eye injury, before he found his calling as a "players' coach". He coached at the Universities of Ohio and Minnesota before being tapped for the new WHA where he coached and managed the St. Paul Fighting Saints and then the Birmingham Bulls for Johnny Bassett Jr. finally winding up as coach for the Minnesota North Stars under GM Lou Nanne where, for a couple of years, the Cinderella team made headlines everywhere and wound up facing the Islanders in the Stanley Cup Finals in '81. He coached for parts of seven seasons before moving over to administration and scouting. His later colour commentary was a staple in Minnesota where he was famous for never including an opposition player in his three star picks. He credited AA with "saving his life" and the fellowship he found there sustained him through 33 years of sobriety. In 2013 he moved to Canada to be close to his family in Paris where he struggled with increasing memory problems.

Funeral service Friday December 18th 2 p.m. at Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church, 5025 Knox Ave. So. Minneapolis.  Visitation 1 hour prior to service. Interment Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN. Memorials preferred to the University of Minnesota Men's Hockey Enhancement Fund, (Gopher Hockey, Mariucci Arena, 4 Oak Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455)

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Vincent J. Christian Sr.

 
Friday, December 18, 2015

92 and 9 months, of Richfield, passed away on December 9, 2015. A descendent of original farming settlers in Richfield, he operated his own private trucking business for 28 years before retiring as a City of Richfield employee. He is survived by his loving children: Sharon, Linda, Nancy, Vincent Jr, Kevin and Mary; 9 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren.  Dying is never easy, yet our Dad was so brave in his final days, in the face of death. It was Dad’s request, that his service be for immediately family only.

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Minneapolis        952-888-7771

Donald W. Christensen

 
Saturday, December 19, 2015

85, of New Hope, passed away on December 13, 2015. He was preceded in death by his wife Lois; brother Howard; sister Lois. He is survived by children, Jane (Mike), Eric (Jill), and Amy; granddaughter, Lindsay (Lider); great-granddaughters, Marisol and Grace; very dear family friends, Swami, Valli, Mahi (Matt), and Aki. Memorial service Saturday, December 19th at 11 AM Holy Nativity Lutheran Church, 3900 Winnetka Avenue N. Visitation one hour prior to service at church. If so desired, memorials may be directed to Holy Nativity Church or the Hindu Society of Minnesota.

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New Hope     763-531-1777

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