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

June 2016

Sr. Marie Catherine Lee

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Sister Marie Catherine Lee, OP, 98, died June 1, 2016. Her religious name was Sister Marie Mercedes. She ministered in the St. Paul-Minneapolis Archdiocese 69 of her 70 years of religious life, teaching 23 years at Bethlehem Academy, Faribault, and 10 years at Regina High School, Minneapolis. At Regina, Sister Marie also served as director of Project Regina for 31 years, ministering with the Hmong community. She served as a spiritual director for 11 years in Minneapolis. The funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 8, at the  Sinsinawa Dominican Sister’s Mother House, 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI 53824-9701. Friends may call after 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, at the Motherhouse where a wake service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Sinsinawa Dominicans.


MINNEAPOLIS, MN        612 861 6088

Marian B. Henningsen

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Marian B. Henningsen, age 94 of Richfield, Edina and Presbyterian Homes of Prior Lake and Bloomington.  Marian was born in Minneapolis on May 31, 1922 to Elmer and Louise Sorensen.  She passed away peacefully, June 3, 2016.  She married Normand Henningsen on October 11, 1947.  Marian worked at the Greyhound Bus Co., Northwestern Bell Telephone Company and Dayton’s Southdale.  Preceded in death by husband, Norm and son, John. She is survived by daughters, Jean (Gary) Olson and Carol (Mark) Showalter; son, Scott (Diane) Henningsen; grandchildren, Aimee (Brian), Michael, Gretchen, Anna, Elora and Jared; great-grandsons, Benjamin and Alexander.  Marian’s Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 9th at Diamond Lake Lutheran Church, 5760 Portland Ave S, Mpls.Visitation 4-6 p.m., Wednesday, June 8th at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 5801 Lyndale Ave. S., Mpls. and one hour prior to service at church.  Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Presbyterian Homes or Diamond Lake Lutheran Church.


Minneapolis, MN   612-861-6088

Ruth Elizabeth Snyder

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Age 88, of Bloomington, passed away on Saturday June 4, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles; parents, Joseph & Sylvia & 4 brothers. She is survived by her children, Karen (Pat), Roxann (Rick), Dave (Shirley), Sam (Lynn), Jean (Scott) & Greg; 9 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; sister, Florence. Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, June 9, at 10 AM at Nativity of Mary Catholic Church, 9900 Lyndale Ave S, Bloomington. Visitation Wednesday, June 8 from 5:30-7:30 PM with a Prayer Service at 7:30 PM, Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Ave S, Bloomington, and one hour prior to Mass at the church. Interment Ft. Snelling National Cemetery.



Bloomington   952-888-7771

Melvin B. Sabaka

Friday, June 10, 2016

Melvin Billy Sabaka age 93 of Bloomington passed away on May 23, 2016. Preceded in death by wife Marie, grandson Luke Donaldson, Parents and 3 brothers and 4 sisters. He will be dearly missed by his daughters Vicky Daly (Lyle), Diane Garbina (Joe), Lori Rusert (Bob), Karen Wahl (Jerry), Paula Donaldson (Terry), Tracy Kirscher (Bill), 29 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. He was a WWll veteran. He retired from Soo Line RR after 43yrs of faithful service. Celebration of Life Service, Friday 6/10 at 11:00 am, St Luke’s Lutheran Church,1701 W. Old Shakopee Rd, Bloomington MN 55431. Memorials preferred to St Lukes. Words could never describe the wonderful person Mel was.  The effect his life had on those who knew and loved him will remain forever.


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Susan L. Campbell

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Campbell, Susan L. 

Age 68 of Golden Valley, MN.  Born April 22, 1948 in Maryville, Tennessee to Gordon A. and Elaine V. (Twist) Campbell.  Survived by brothers Gordon and Bruce; and cousin Cathy Lembeck.  Memorial service Sunday, June 12th at 1:00 PM ~ Gill Brothers Bloomington Chapel, 9947 Lyndale Avenue So. with interment Monday at Fort Snelling.  

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John Albert Clark

Monday, June 13, 2016
THE VILLAGES, Fl -- John Albert Clark, 82, passed away peacefully at home in the Villages on June 2, 2016. John was born November 20, 1933 in Minneapolis, MN to Melville and Margaret (Burke) Clark who preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Doreen (Michaels) Clark; children, Cathy Clark, Margie Mumbleau (Dean), and  Mike (Amy) Clark ; grandchildren Ashley (Tony) Hansen, Jason Youngdahl, Michael Clark Jr, Adam and Kyle Matuszak; two great-grandchildren, Axel and Gabriella Youngdahl, one expected in October; and a sister Mary (David) Frazier; nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends.
John graduated from Washburn High School in 1951 and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout as a young man. He graduated from the University of Minnesota’s Institute of Technology in 1958 with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and again in 1982 earning a Bachelor of Science in Business.  
John was a registered engineer with over 45 years of experience providing mechanical engineering and project management services for numerous national and international engineering firms in Minnesota.  John was a Fellow/Life Member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) serving on numerous national committees. He also served as a member of the Minnesota State Code Advisory Committee. John authored many articles and papers related to plumbing, fire protection and heating ventilation air-conditioning system design.  In 2005, John moved to the Villages with his wife, Doreen, where he enjoyed playing golf and was a member of St. Mark the Evangelist Church.  They also enjoyed spending time with friends over the past 30 years at their lake home in Hayward, Wisconsin.
Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00AM Monday, June 13, 2016, at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 4030 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan, MN.  Interment Resurrection Cemetery, Mendota Heights, MN. Visitation will be Sunday, June 12th 6 PM – 9PM at Gill Brothers Southwest, 5801 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN and 1 hour prior to the Mass at Church. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to the Northwoods Humane Society, PO Box 82, Hayward, WI 54843 or the Golden Gopher Fund, Baseball Team.
John will be deeply missed for his positive spirit, unwavering love for his family and friends, and his passion for Golden Gopher Athletics.
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George W. Frey, Jr.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

George William Frey Jr.  Dad passed away peacefully with his family surrounding him on Thursday June 9th. He was a dedicated father, stepfather, grandfather and husband.

Born on October 28, 1927 to George and Clara Frey. He attended Holy Name grade school, St. Thomas Academy High School, the University of Minnesota and worked for the Central Supply Company which was started by his Grandfather, PJ Frey. After a successful career working for several different companies, he went on to volunteer at the Courage Center in Golden Valley.

Preceded in death by wife, Nancy; parents, George Sr. and Clara and sister, Marilyn Moore.

Survived by loving wife, Virginia (Mach) Frey; children, Paul (Danette), Tom, Jim (Julie), Anne (Scott) Cairncross, CeCe, Richard, and Mary; Virginia's children, Ginger (Doug) Ward, Suzanne (Ron) Nussle, MaryLou (Todd) Anderson, Bob (Mary) Mach and Kathy (Mike) Johnson; grandchildren, David Frey, Michael Frey, Shelby Cairncross, Dionel Dallgas-Frey, Manuel Dallgas-Frey, Aracely Dallgas-Frey, Marcela Dallgas-Frey, Jose Dallgas Frey, Cody Frey and Benjamin Nussle, Dayton Nussle, Ian Nussle, Paige Anderson, Christopher (Magaly Estrella Rojas) Mach, Chelsea Mach (fiance Mike Anderson), Jessica (Phill) Kim, Zac (Kristin) Johnson and great-grandchildren. Maliya Reyes, Julissa Vargas, Breanna Dallgas-Frey, Jase Kim, Zoey Johnson, Mariono LeBlanc and Ava Johnson.

Dad was a blessing to us all, with his calm spirit, sense of humor, unconditional love and support. We will miss him dearly, and know we have another angel watching over us.

Dad was a dedicated member of Our Lady of Grace church, attended Mass daily, and was a member of the choir for over 50 years.   Dad loved to take road trips, and it seemed that he knew everyone, or at least one person everywhere he went.   He loved to play golf, and was very playful with us as kids. After Dad met Ginny, a second adventure began.  Our family expanded, Dad and Ginny traveled extensively, enjoyed many holidays with their blended family, and entertained their large group of mutual friends. He walked every Friday with his St. Thomas buddies at The Mall of America, and was Secretary of the Suburban Men's League (GYROs).
The family would like to thank the Allina  hospice team and the caregivers from Comfort Keepers, Candice and Sharka for taking such great care of dad these last few months.

Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday 11:00 a.m. at the Church of Our Lady of Grace, 5071 Eden Ave. Private interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Visitation Monday 5-7 p.m. and 1 hour prior to Mass at Church only.

Memorials preferred to Our Lady of Grace Church.


MINNEAPOLIS, MN     612 861 6088

Robert F. Widman

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Robert F. Widman age 92 formerly of Eagan, MN passed away peacefully on June 4, 2016. Bob was a WWII veteran, retired long time employee of the US Postal service, and 1941 Cretin High School graduate.

Preceded in death by parents; brother, Alfred; sister, Jeanne Byer.

Survived by loving wife of 57 years, Shirley(Huber); children, Robert(Shelley), Carol(Steve) Lamb, John(Cyndi), Jim(Joanne), Jeanne(Marshall)Sachs; grandchildren, Bobby& Ryan Widman, Johnny, Thomas & Kelly Lamb, Jimmy Widman, Milo Cliff, Aaron, Sarah(Burr)& Shelby Sachs;  nieces, nephews in the Byer Family and many other friends and relatives.

Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 15 at the Historic Church of St Peter, 1405 Sibley Memorial Highway in Mendota with Visitation starting at 9 a.m. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Memorials preferred to Cretin Derham Hall-(Class of 1941)


MINNEAPOLIS, MN      612 861 6088

Lillian "Lil" Evelyn Broker

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Broker, Lillian E. 

Age 95 of Delano, formerly of Bloomington.  Born May 25, 1921 in Cokato, MN to Hjalmer and Greta (Tormanen) Leukuma.  Lillian was an avid Twins fan and loved to fish.  Preceded in death by husband, Donald; and 12 siblings.  Survived by children, Lynn (John) LaFontaine; Daryl, Terry, and Greg Broker; grandchildren, Genni (Jason) Wehmas and James (Kristin) Leffler; great-grandson, Hayden Wehmas; siblings, Elsie, Ray, Janet, and Carol; MANY, MANY nieces and nephews.  Funeral service Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 at 11 AM ~ First Apostolic Lutheran Church, 2300 Cox Trail, Long Lake, MN with visitation beginning at 10 AM.  Interment following reception at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.  

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Roberta J. Anderson

Monday, June 20, 2016

Roberta J. Anderson, age 97, formerly of Crystal.  Roberta died peacefully on June 14, 2016 surrounded by her family and friends and was received graciously into God’s care.  Preceded in death by husbands, Wilbur Carland and Clarence Anderson.  Survived by sons, Richard (Beryl) Carland and Thomas Carland (Barbara Kennedy); grandson, Michael Carland (Michelle Carter); great-grandchildren, Andrew, Brendan and Samantha Carland; extended family and many friends.  Funeral Service 11 a.m., Monday, June 20th at Calvary Lutheran Church, 7520 Golden Valley Rd., Golden Valley with visitation one hour prior to service only.  Private interment Lakewood Cemetery.  Memorials preferred to the MN Landscape Arboretum.


New Hope, MN  763-531-1777