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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

July 2016

John William Cretzmeyer Sr.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

John W. Cretzmeyer, Sr. Age 92 of Apple Valley. Preceded in death by wife, Jackie; and son, Mark. Survived by partner, Jan Childs; children, John (Barb Jacobson), Cheri (Mark Garton), Scott (Deb), Kurt, Lisa (Brad Johnson); grandchildren, Brian, Brad, Brent Cretzmeyer, Lisa and Katie Garton, Kyle Cretzmeyer, and Adam and Andrew Johnson; and great-grandchildren, Caden and Nolan Cretzmeyer. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday July 7th 10 a.m at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church 4625 W 125th St. Savage, MN . Private interment immediately following Mass at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Visitation 1 hour prior to Mass at church. We would like to thank the second floor staff at Augustana Health Care Center for their loving care. John will be remembered for being a WWII Navy Veteran, a member of the Knights of Columbus 4th Degree, and for his singing with St. Richard’s Choir and at Augustana. Memorials preferred to the American Cancer Society in memory of son, Mark Cretzmeyer, cancer.org, 1-800-227-2345, American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or the Memorial Blood Centers, mbc.org or Memorial Blood Centers, NW 6031, P.O. Box 1450, Minneapolis, MN 55480-9962.


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John P. Tovsen

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Tovsen, John P. age 58 of Savage, MN passed away peacefully on July 2, 2016 after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. He was an avid golfer with the distinction of making a hole in one on Brookview Golf Course and a ten-time champion of a 20 year long held “Whiffy Scull Muff” golf tournament. His spirit and kindness lives on in the hearts of those who knew him. Preceded in death by his father, Gerald. Survived by his mother, Delphine; brothers, Gregory (Cheryl), James. And Robert (Barb); sister, Deborah Loomis (David); many nieces, nephews, and friends. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, July 7th 11 a.m. at Assumption Church 305 East 77th St., Richfield, MN 55423 with visitation one hour prior to Mass at church.


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Hulda Rosa Flora Gieschen

Friday, July 8, 2016

Gieschen, Hulda Rosa Flora

Age 97 of Edina, MN.  Born March 5, 1919 in Kenosha, Wisconsin to Claus and Hulda (Hencke) Gieschen.  Funeral service on Friday, July 8th, 2016 at 10 AM, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 4100 Lyndale Avenue So.  with visitation beginning at 9 AM.  Interment ~ Elmhurst Cemetery, St. Paul.  If so desired, memorials may be directed to Bethlehem Lutheran Church.  

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Jacqueline Madden

Monday, July 11, 2016

Age 92. Died July 9, 2016. Born in Minneapolis, the daughter of Leo and Kathryn Keenan Boucher. Widow of Prof. Arthur Madden, Jr. who died in 1970. Survived by her children Joan, Julie, Arthur (Wanda Cochran), Peter (Mary Alice Marston), Jacq (Lisa Calvelli), daughter-in-law Linda (widow of son Bob who died in 2012), eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren

At Jackie’s request, there will be no memorial service. She wanted everyone to remember instead the fun they all had at her 90th birthday party at the University of Minnesota, her alma mater. Jackie celebrated with friends, family, books and a brass band


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Marion L. Cornelius

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Marion Louise Cornelius of Crystal, MN.  Born November 26, 1929 in Claire City, SD; died July 15, 2016 at the age of 86.  Preceded in death by her husband, Howard; parents, Clement and Anna Sebek; siblings, Edward, Evelyn, Rusty, Pearl, Viola, Ruth, Wallace, Rolland and Dode.  Survived by children, Wallace (Cheryl) Cornelius, Candace Cornelius (Joe Headley), Jane (David) Kelvie and Robert Cornelius; grandchildren, Jennifer, Kimberly, Jeffrey, Jacob, Amanda, David, Nicholas, Jessica and Melissa; 11 great-grandchildren; siblings, Joel Sebek and Jackie VanDeusen; special people, niece Betty Ann, Jim Jopp and Michelle Perry; many family and friends  Funeral Service, 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 20th at St. James Lutheran Church, 6700- 46th Place N., Crystal.  Visitation 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, July 19th at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 7300 - 42nd Ave. N., New Hope and one hour prior to service at church.   Interment Glen Haven Memorial Gardens, Crystal.  

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Travis David Peterson

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Age 23, of Prior Lake, died unexpectedly on July 16, 2016. He is survived by his son, Wyatt; father, Bryan (Carina); mother, Samantha (Brad); brother, Brandon; sisters, Cali & Lena; uncles & aunts, Curtis, Kris, Mary, & Dan; grandparents, Art & Carol and Dale & Linda; Wyatt’s mother, Jenna; and numerous cousins. Travis was a class of 2011 graduate of Prior Lake High School, very adventurous and loved the outdoors, and proud and dedicated father to Wyatt, all things revolved around his son. Funeral service Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 3 PM at Riverside Reformed Church, 10201 Nicollet Ave S, Bloomington. Visitation 1 hour prior to service at the church.


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James G. White, M.D.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Died peacefully at his home with his family in Minneapolis on July 8, 2016.  He was 86 and had been a long-time professor at the University of Minnesota, retiring in 2014 as a Regents’ Professor.  Jim was a unique individual whose interests were both broad and deep.  He was devoted to his family, his work as a hematologist specializing in platelets, and to the game of golf.  Born in Duluth in 1929 to Robert J. White and Catherine Sinnott White.  Jim’s father was a captain in the US Army and died in Bataan, Philippines in 1942.  From the time Jim was very young, his family shared a home with his Aunt Helen and his cousins, William and Patrick Hedrick.  In 1935, the two families relocated to Minneapolis.  Catherine and Helen raised the four boys together as brothers.  They attended school and college together and had a very special bond.  Jim graduated from De La Salle High School in 1947.  He graduated from St. Thomas College in 1951, where he was active in athletics, playing on the championship football teams of 1947-49 and the Cigar Bowl team of 1949.  Jim was named to the 1950 Little All-America Football Team.  After completing his undergraduate degree, he turned down the Los Angeles Rams to attend the University of Minnesota Medical School, graduating in 1955.  That same year he married the love of his life, Mary Simonet, and moved to Detroit for his internship.  Drafted into the US Army in 1958, Jim was stationed to serve in Fort Meade, MD as a doctor.  In 1960, he began working at the University of Minnesota.  He spent more than 50 years working at the University of Minnesota, specializing in hematology research.  Jim pioneered the use of the electron microscope to study platelets which are critical for normal blood clotting.  He was responsible for major breakthroughs in the understanding of the changes in the functions that accompany many blood disorders, which greatly improved the treatment of bleeding and clotting disorders.  Jim served on the National Institutes of Health and published over 700 articles during his long academic career.  He brought the tool of electron microscopy from its infancy, and his photo-micrographs adorn the pages of the best hematology texts around the world.  Jim received numerous awards from the University of Minnesota throughout his life, including being named Regents’ Professor of Pediatrics, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology in 1984, and the Harold S. Diehl Award for Outstanding Achievement in 2005.  Jim was acknowledged as the top platelet doctor in the world.  He was recognized nationally and internationally with many awards for his scholarly research and contributions to the field of medicine, eventually receiving the Hemostasis & Thrombosis Research Society Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013.  Jim greatly enjoyed the game of golf, playing all over the world.  Whether he was up at his place on Lake Sylvan, at home in Minneapolis or on the golf course, Jim loved spending time with his family and friends.  He was preceded in death by his brother Robert J. White, M.D., formerly of Cleveland, OH; and by his sons Gregory and Michael.  He is survived by his wife Mary; children Catherine (Markellos) Tsarouhas, Thomas (Kelly Klein) and James (Ruthann); grandchildren Parker, Jack, Emmanuel, Maria, Harriet and Sylvia; cousins William and Patrick Hedrick; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.  Mass of Christian burial will be at 11:00 a.m. on July 22 at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 4537 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419.  Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until immediately prior to service.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Society of Hematology (ASH) Foundation (2021 L Street NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20036); or St. Joan of Arc Church (4537 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419); or to the charity of your choice. 


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Fred Elwood Wallace

Friday, July 22, 2016

Fred Elwood Wallace, age 86, of New Hope and formerly Chisholm, graduated to his heavenly home on July 18, his work on earth done. A faithful servant of God, Fred was a pastor and carpenter for over 40 years in Duluth and Chisholm. His positive attitude, patient spirit, and servant’s heart brought hope and joy to the people in his life. Fred faced each struggle, including Parkinson’s, with a rare and unwavering faith in God. He spent his final months at St. Therese of New Hope where he was loved by staff as he shared Christ’s love with those around him.

Fred is survived by his loving wife Sharon; children Dave (Joan) of Bloomington, Peter (Paula) of Rochester, Tim (Cindy) of Cottage Grove, Susan (John) Cvek of Brooklyn Park, Barbara (Chris) Rose of Brooklyn Park, and ten grandchildren: Sam Wallace of Bloomington; Michael and Sidamo Wallace of Rochester; Connor, Ella, and Laney Wallace of Cottage Grove; Jenny and Jackie Cvek of Brooklyn Park; Jacob and Sophia Rose of Brooklyn Park.
Visitation is at 11:00, memorial service at noon, with lunch following on Friday, July 22 at Edinbrook Church, 4300 Edinbrook Parkway in Brooklyn Park. Another memorial gathering will take place on Sunday, July 24 at the Chisholm Baptist Church at 3:00 with a light lunch following.
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Donald Louis Loegering

Friday, July 22, 2016
Loegering, Donald L, AF Maj, Ret; of St. Louis Park, beloved member of the Basilica of Saint Mary congregation, passed away June 10th of congestive heart failure at age 93.
His long and varied adult life started when he joined the Army Air Corps toward the end of World War II and became a fighter pilot flying P-61 Black Widow Fighters in China.  He stayed in the Air Corps after the war and continued as a fighter pilot for the Korean Conflict where he flew 100 missions in the jet powered F-80 Shooting Star.  He retired from the Air Force after a 20 year career that included stints as a B-47 Bomber pilot and instructor, Information Officer at various duty stations, and even time as a military lawyer in Occupied Japan.
After retirement, the family moved to the San Francisco area where he pursued his interests in music, singing, and little theatre.  After singing with various choral groups in Marin County, in 1974 he auditioned for and was accepted by the San Francisco Symphony Chorus for a paid singing position.
But always having had itchy feet, he joined the Peace Corps in the late 70s.  His first stint was in Swaziland, Africa, and after a short break he took a second assignment in Jamaica.  He taught woodworking skills to young people for both assignments.
A motorcycle accident cut short his second assignment due to the need for medical attention back in the U.S., and he returned to Minneapolis, Minnesota.  He then decided that it was time to complete his interrupted college education.  He majored in Music and Art History and his curriculum included exchange programs in Cambridge, England and Salzburg, Austria.  He graduated in 1987 at age 65.
As a matter of course, he became involved in the choral music scene in Minneapolis and sang with several world-renowned choruses and choirs including the Minnesota Choral and the Basilica of Saint Mary choir.  In later years he was very involved in daily activities for Mass, helping with preparations and doing readings.
Don also had a life-long love of photography.   He maintained an active studio and darkroom, as well as a matting and framing operation at the Stevens Square Center for the Arts in Minneapolis.  His favorite subjects were architectural, particularly churches all over the world.  Last August he mounted an exhibit of his photos of the Basilica as part of their 100 year anniversary celebration.
He is survived by his five children; Mark Loegering of Rockledge Florida, Steve Loegering of Baltimore, Maryland, Terri Loegering of Healy Alaska, Pat Loegering of Roseburg Oregon, and Lisa Blumenthal of La Quinta California.  He is also survived by seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
There will be a visitation at 11:00 and Mass of Christian Burial, at 12:00 on July 22, 2016 at the Basilica of Saint Mary, 1600 Hennepin Avenue.  Military honors graveside ceremony at 1:30 at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery.
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