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January 2016

Harry Edward Duffy III "Buster"

Friday, January 8, 2016

Harry Edward Duffy III “Buster” Born September  23, 1952 and died January 1, 2016 at the age of 63 in Minneapolis from many health related issues due to smoking. Preceded in death by father, Harry Edward Duffy II; mother, Marilyn Stephens and step-father, Richard Stephens; brother, William Duffy and nephew, Lucas Emsley. Survived by sisters, Judy Tolzmann (Steve), Sally Mickelson (Gordon), Susan Bielke (Butch) and Merry Duffy; brothers, Paul Duffy and Todd Stephens; children, Craig, Shannon, Kelly and Jason;  nieces and nephews, Eric, Alex, Sara, Molly & Shawna;  also survived by many cousins, aunts and uncles.  Interment 9:30 a.m., Friday, January 8th at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.  Meet in assembly lane #4 at 9:15 a.m.


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Milo Henry Warnke

Friday, January 8, 2016


Milo was born in Howard Lake, MN on January 6, 1933, passed away on January 3, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Willard and Eldon; and sister, Viola. He is survived by his wife, Wanda; daughter, Renee (Bob); son, David (Pam); 5 grandchildren, Corissa (Brandon), Mamie (Jon), Kristen, Phillip, and Hailee; 2 great-grandchildren, Evan, and Reine. Also by brothers, Kermit (Murielle), and Kervin; sisters, Blanche Vollbrecht, LaVerne Manzke, and Joyce Wise; and sisters-in-law, Leola Hurrle, Elaine Warnke, and Beatrice (LuVerne) Simonson; and brother-in-law, John (Arlene) Pederson; many nieces, and nephews. A memorial service will be held at King of Grace Lutheran Church, 6000 Duluth Street in Golden Valley on Friday, January 8 at 11:00 AM with visitation from 10:00 to 11:00. Memorials are preferred for King of Grace School Tuition Fund.


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Jeffrey Edward Carleton

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

 Jeffrey Edward Carleton, age 68, of Bloomington MN died peacefully on January, 1, 2016. He leaves behind his caring mother, Marguerite; loving wife, Jill; daughter, Kelly(Jeff); son, Benjamin; three grandchildren, Madalyn, Kalex and Kaci along with his two sisters Candice and Cathy. Memorial Service 4 p.m., Tuesday, January 12th at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Ave. S., Bloomington.  Visitation one hour prior to service and reception to follow at David Fong's in Bloomington. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

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Kenneth Harvey Beenken

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Kenneth Harvey Beenken, 83, died Jan. 8, 2016, with his family by his side following complications from cancer treatment. Born Oct. 6, 1932, Ken was the sixth of nine children born to Hans Beenken and Anna (Bruns) Beenken on their farm near Lakota, Iowa. He graduated from Waldorf and Morningside Colleges, and served in the U.S. Army in Alaska between earning his associate’s and bachelor’s degrees.

            Ken married Margaret (Hanson) Beenken on Sept. 12, 1959 in Lanesboro, Minn. Their marriage was blessed with two sons, Mark and Eric. He worked as an accountant for Fingerhut Corporation for 39 years. Ken was known for being a quiet and reserved man, but nevertheless had numerous friends who recognized his sense of humor, kindness, and gentle spirit. A great lover of the outdoors, he took yearly canoe trips to the BWCA with his family and friends and enjoyed camping, biking, and cross-country skiing. Ken loved gardening, and his quiet compassion showed in his concern for the birds that lived near his home, for whom he kept birdfeeders and fresh water available year-round.

            Ken was active in both his church and his community, and volunteered for many years at Fairview Southdale Hospital. In their retirement, Ken and Margaret travelled extensively both internationally and within the United States, especially to visit their family outside Minnesota. Ken continued to attend weekly bible study with a steadfast community of church friends until all but the last months of his life. For his children and grandchildren, Ken was a patient teacher of many things—most of all, of how to be a gracious person and a man of God.

            Ken is preceded in death by his parents Hans and Anna, his brother Irvin, and his sister Helen Schmidt. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Beenken, his sons and daughters-in-law Mark and Beth, Eric and Karen, his grandchildren Mary, Rachel, Luke, Lauren, and by his siblings Orville (Jean), Clarence (Janan), Arthur (Marlene), Leroy, Harriet (Merlyn Thompson), and Duane Beenken.

Memorials may be sent to Bethlehem Lutheran Foundation, Lutheran Partners in Global Ministry, and Community Emergency Services.

            A memorial service will be held on Thursday January 14, at 11 AM at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 4100 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis. Visitation will be for one hour prior to service at the church.


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Rita T. Juettner

Friday, January 15, 2016

Rita Tholen Juettner, age 79, of Mpls passed away peacefully on January 10, 2016 surrounded by family.  Rita was born on August 1, 1936, in Mpls. She grew up within the Catholic school communities of Annunciation, Academy of Holy Angels, and College of St. Catherine where the foundation of her faith-filled life was built.  She devoted her time and talents to causes dear to her heart and found the greatest happiness raising her six children and spending time at the cabin with her husband, children, and grandchildren.  Even through her struggles with dementia, a twinkle resonated in her eyes and she always had a smile on her face.  Through it all, her dignity and grace remained intact.  She touched the lives of many and will be missed.  Rita is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 56 years, Richard; children Christopher (Tamara), Stephen (Elizabeth), Ellen (Mike) Wold, Kevin, Julie (Mike) Loney, and Annie (Jesse) Foley; grandchildren Paige, Hannah, Kyle, Michael, John, Kathryn, Brendan, Nate, Jack, Peter, Mary, Luke, Ellie, and Kate; in-laws Diana, William, Fred and Mary Lou; and many friends.  Preceded in death by parents, Arnold and Mary Tholen; uncle, Gunnar Tholen; in-laws, Anthony and Lucia Juettner; and brother-in-law, Paul Juettner.  Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m., Friday, January 15 at the Church of the Annunciation, 509 W. 54th St., MplsVisitation 4-7 p.m., Thursday, January 14 at Gill Brothers Funeral Home5801 Lyndale Ave. S., Mpls, and one hour prior to mass at church. Interment Lakewood Cemetery, Mpls.  In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Annunciation Catholic School or Academy of Holy Angels.  A special thank you to Methodist Home Hospice and Wealshire of Bloomington for the loving care provided to Rita.


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Sister M. Anne Condon, OSC

Friday, January 15, 2016

Sister Anne Condon of St. Clare Monastery, Bloomington, died, January 11, 2016. Bernice Condon was born June 10, 1913. She entered the Poor Clare Monastery, Sauk Rapids, Minnesota, in 1931. Sister Anne came to Minneapolis in 1953 to establish the Poor Clare community in Bloomington, eventually establishing a monastery in South Korea. She is survived by eleven Sisters of St. Clare and nieces and nephews of several generations. Visitation at St. Clare Monastery, 8650 Russell Ave. S., 3:00 – 8:00 PM Thursday with Vespers at 5:00 and Prayer Service at 7:00. Mass of Christian Burial, St. Bonaventure Church 901 East 90th St. at 11:00 AM Friday. Visitation one hour before the Mass. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery.


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Thomas J. Skotnicki

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Skotnicki, Thomas J, 65, of White Bear Lake, died January 7, 2016 of brain cancer. Tom was born June 12, 1950 in St. Paul to Thaddeus and Hulda Skotnicki. Tom lived in White Bear his entire life and worked his whole career in the food service and equipment industry starting by flipping burgers at McDonald’s when he was 15 and ending at Hockenberg’s Foodservice Equipment & Supply as Vice President of Information Technology and Principal - a job, coworkers and a company he loved. Tom was intelligent, curious & quick-witted. He was a self-taught IT expert. Tom enjoyed designing and building things and could fix just about anything. He loved to debate policy and politics and was an encyclopedia of 60’s music knowledge. He generously shared his knowledge and inspired curiosity in others. Most of all, Tom loved spending time at the cabin with family, friends and his dog, Gracie, enjoying a Tanqueray and Q tonic after a pontoon ride around Lake Koronis. Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Hal and Scotty, and his sister and brother-in-law Janine and Jack Zeimet. He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Heidi and Steve Caskey; nieces Katie Caskey, Becky & Freeman Stroder, Faith & Adam Moddrell, Julie & Dean Hindt, Mary Kim Podobinski and nephews John Zeimet and Vincent Zeimet; other relatives and friends. Memorials preferred to the NC Little Hospice, 7019 Lynmar Ln, Edina, MN 55435 or donor’s choice. Funeral service Saturday January 16, 2016 11 AM at Christ the King Catholic Church 5029 Zenith Ave S, Minneapolis, MN. Visitation Friday January 15, 2016 5-8 PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home 5801 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN and one hour prior to service at church.


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Florence Mary (Daly) Stancuk

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Stancuk, Florence Mary (Daly)

Age 94, of Bloomington, passed away on January 12, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter Stanley Stancuk; mother, Pearl Daly; brothers, George & Delver Daly; sisters, Lucille Nelson & Gladys Guzy. She is survived by her son Peter (Nancy) Stancuk; daughter, Pamela Thomes; grandson, Jordan Thomes; sister, Dorothy Stellick; and many nieces and nephews. She was a longtime Dayton’s employee, and loved to shop downtown Minneapolis. After retirement Pete and Florence enjoyed many years traveling together. A visitation will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2016 from 1:00-4:00 PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Ave S, Bloomington. Private family burial at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.


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Bruce L. Ritchie

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Bruce L. Ritchie, age 67 of Savage. Avid golfer and fisher.  Born June 22, 1948 in Des Moines, IA; passed away peacefully January 13, 2016.  Preceded in death by parents, Sterling and Lillian Ritchie; siblings, Phillip, Phyllis and LaVera.  Survived by wife, Lori “Swede;” children, Drake (Mary Kay), Nancy Smith, Aaron (Kristine), Sonja Ritchie, Karla (Scott) LaCroix and Neal; grandchildren, Gage, McCoy, Maxwell, Parker, Cohen, Michael, Madison, Matthew, Taylor and Makayla; brothers, Dave (Kimberly) and Stan; family and many friends.  Funeral Service 5 p.m., Tuesday, January 19th at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Ave. S., Bloomington with gathering beginning at 4 p.m. 


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Gerda Victoria LaTourelle

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

LaTourelle, Gerda V. 

Age 99 of Minneapolis, MN.  Born April 11, 1916 in Vedum, Sweden to Carl and Signe Lansch.  Died January 18, 2016 at Jones Harrison Residence, Minneapolis, MN.   Preceded in death by husband, Napoleon Joseph LaTourelle, Jr.  Survived by son, John Michael LaTourelle.  Graveside service will be Wednesday, January 20th at 10:35 AM ~ Fort Snelling National Cemetery, gathering at assembly area 6.

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