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New Hope, MN 55428

November 2016

Catherine "Kitty" Halligan

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Catherine "Kitty" Halligan age 84, of New Hope, MN, Formerly of Rochester, MN, passed away October 30, 2016. Preceded in death by daughter Cindy and grandson Kyle. Survived by son Steven (Jennifer) and grandsons Miles and Jordan. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Ronald McDonald House, Upper Midwest preferred. Private interment.


NEW HOPE, MN  763 531 1777



John Beverly Javner

Monday, November 7, 2016

John Beverly Javner, 89, of Crystal, MN, went to be with his Lord and Savior on November 2nd, 2016. Born in St. Paul, John joined the Navy at age 16. He was an accomplished electrician, unafraid of heights, who wired the antenna on top of the Foshay Tower. John was also an electrical inspector for St. Louis Park, a proud member of IBEW 292 and an astoundingly talented whistler. We will miss your dry wit, generous spirit, natty bow ties, and your ability to fix ANYTHING. We hope there are lots of Cheerios and antique clocks to keep you happy in heaven. Preceded in death by parents, Dorothea and Marquis; son, Kenneth John; 3 brothers, and 3 sisters. Survived by his loving and devoted wife of 65 years, Gloria; daughters, Kathleen Hoff (Craig), Vicki Krichmar (Rick) and daughter-in-law, Kiyomi; grandchildren, Chelsea (Brandon), Michael, Charlie, David, Brooks; step-grandchildren, Kristin, Anders, Jorgen, Gretchen; light of John’s beautiful blue eyes, great-grandson, Barkley; sister, Pearl; and beloved puggle, Isabel. Special thanks to the compassionate and caring staff of North Memorial Hospice and The Villa in St. Louis Park. Services Monday, November 7 at 11 a.m. with visitation 1 hour prior at Brookdale Covenant Church 5139 Brooklyn Blvd, Brooklyn Center, MN. Memorials to Brookdale Covenant Church or to the charity of your choice.


NEW HOPE, MN        763.531.1777

Marlene "Gale" Kelly

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Marlene "Gale" Kelly age 81 of Minneapolis died peacefully on November 3, 2016 surrounded by her family.  Preceded in death by an infant son.  Survived by sons, John (Jessica), Duggan (Debi), Devan, Patrick (Mari) and their father, Jack; grandchildren, Ashleigh, Heather, Devan, Keegan, Kaitlin, Irelyn, Isabella; 6 great-grandchildren, Destinee, Jayden, Taylin, Mariah, Charlie and Avion; sister, Jane Rosenberg; many nieces and nephews. Funeral service Thursday 11:00 a.m. at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, 5025 Knox Ave. So. Visitation Wednesday 4-8 p.m. at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Ave. So. Bloomington and one hour prior to service at church.  Memorials preferred to any Animal Humane Society.


BLOOMINGTON, MN  952 888 7771

Marguerite C. Olson

Friday, November 11, 2016

Marguerite (Greet) Claire Olson of Edina passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 6, 2016 in the presence of her family. Born January 10, 1928 in Minneapolis, MN. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Miriam Johnson; siblings, Paul Johnson, Virginia Shikany, Maureen Derksen and Roy Johnson. Marguerite was a graduate of The Academy of Holy Angels, and the University of Minnesota where she was a member of the Delta Gamma Sorority. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Clifford; children, C. Matthew (Jenine), Jeffrey , Gregory (Heather), Miriam (Jeffrey Mills, dec.); grandchildren, Melanie Taylor, Brent and Jason Gallant, Miriam, Anders, and Justin Olson; Louisa Olson; Charlie, Kristin, and Leslie Olson; Marguerite Mills; 14 great grandchildren;  2 great-great grandchildren.
Among Marguerite's many volunteer activities are the Church of St. Patrick, VEAP, Loaves & Fishes, The Christ Child Society, and Risen Christ School. A funeral Mass will be held Friday, November 11 at 11:00 am at Church of St. Patrick (Chapel) 6820 St. Patrick's Lane Edina.  Private interment. Visitation Friday 1 hour prior to Mass only. Memorials preferred to St. Patrick’s Church or Donor’s choice.


MINNEAPOLIS, MN   612 861 6088

Ralph H. Marking

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Ralph Harold Marking, 81, of Richfield, MN, passed away peacefully on November 3, 2016, with family by his side.
Ralph was born on January 24, 1935, in Holman, WI.  He spent his childhood and teenage years on the family farm.  He often reminded his grandchildren of the one room school house he attended with his brothers and sisters.  He was confirmed at Fish Creek Lutheran Church in Rockland, WI.  He graduated from West Salem High School and then from the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse.  He developed a love of science and continued his education at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, where he earned his PhD in Chemistry.
Ralph met Norma Borah while they were both graduate students at the U of MN.  They were married at Hope Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, on August 31, 1963, and they enjoyed 53 years of marriage.  Ralph and Norma moved to Eau Claire, WI, in 1963 where Ralph worked as a Chemistry Professor at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire.  For 33 years he enjoyed pushing his students to work hard and often told stories about his excruciatingly difficult exams and the amazing students who did well on them.  He valued lifelong friendships with his colleagues at UWEC.
Ralph and Norma had two children, Chad and Sara.  The family loved to downhill ski and went on many family ski trips to the Rocky Mountains.  Ralph and Norma continued skiing well into their 70’s.
They were active members of Trinity Lutheran Church in Eau Claire, WI.
Ralph retired in 1997 and spent much of his free time getting back to his roots in farming.  He traveled back and forth to West Salem to help his father, Adolph Marking, and his brother, Arne Marking, run the family farm.  He never lost his love of farming and especially his love of John Deere Tractors.  He often rolled down the car window on family road trips to listen to John Deere engines plowing country fields.  He spent many days of his retirement at tractor auctions collecting and restoring John Deere tractors.
Ralph and Norma enjoyed traveling during their retirement years with trips to Europe, Norway, Russia, China, Hawaii, Alaska and Australia.  They also made many trips to South Dakota where Ralph enjoyed visiting with the Borah family.  Recently, they moved to Richfield, MN, to spend more time near their daughter, Sara, and grandsons, Alex and Nikolas.  They attended many of Alex’s Southwest High school Basketball games and Nikolas’s Keliix Soccer matches.
Ralph is survived by his loving wife Norma, his daughter Sara, two grandchildren Alexander and Nikolas Fischer, his brother Arne Marking, two sisters, Anne (Myrvin) Christopherson, Ingrid (Gary) Wynveen, brother-in-law Stan Sollie, his many nieces and nephews, family and friends.
Ralph is preceded in death by his son Chad Marking, his parents Adolph and Esther Marking, his sister Dagny Sollie, a sister-in-law Lois Borah, a brother and sister-in-law Carmon and Olga Borah, and his parents-in-law Lenora and James Carroll Borah.
A visitation will be held at 10:00 AM and the memorial service at 11:00 AM on Saturday, November 12, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 359 Leonard St South, West Salem, WI, 54669.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to UWEC Foundation Chemistry Department Scholarships, 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire, WI 54701, or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Condolences may be expressed online at: https://www.gillbrothers.com/obituaries/ralph-h-marking

Joanne Helen Wolf

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Wolf, Joanne H. (Schullo)

Age 89 of Bloomington, MN.   Born June 16, 1927 in Minneapolis, MN to John and Sylvia (Schreiber) Reha.  Retiree of Control Data.  Preceded in death by husband, LeRoy;  daughter, Kathleen Schullo, and sister, Lucy Evans.   Survived by children, Patricia Schullo, David Schullo, Gregory (Arricca) Schullo, John (Diane) Schullo, and Gina (Jeffrey) Meacham; stepchildren, Joseph (Shirley) Wolf, Mary (Stan) Muenchow, Daniel (Genelle) Wolf, Bernadette Wolf, and Elizabeth (Kendall) Hurd; brother, John Reha;18 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews.  Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, 11 AM at the Church of the Nativity of Mary, 9900 Lyndale Avenue South, Bloomington, Minnesota, with visitation one hour prior.  Interment following reception at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. 

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Jerome M. Zak

Wednesday, November 16, 2016


Zak, Jerome M. "Jack" age 95 of Minneapolis, MN formerly of Sherack/Tabor, MN, passed away on November 13, 2016.  Born in Tabor MN, on October 18, 1921, to Frank and Nora (Dostal) Zak, the 4th of eight children.  Jack worked on the family farm during WWII.  He married Marie F. Boutain on November 27, 1944 and together they had three children: Ronald, Joanne and Timothy.  Shortly after the conclusion of WWII, his marriage to Marie and the birth of their first child Ronald, Jack began working on the farms of his uncles Edward and Louis Zak until he was hired as the manager of grain elevators in Key West, MN and Sherack, MN.  In the early 1960's, Jack left the grain elevator management business and was hired as the manager/operator of the Farmers Union Oil Cooperative in Sherack which later become affiliated with Cenex in the 1970s.   Jack enjoyed tremendous success while leading the Cooperative until his retirement in 1997, which was dissolved upon his departure.  Jack and Marie made their retirement home in Hastings, MN.  Jack remained active in retirement, working part-time in the hardware section of a local department store and spending quality time with his family including his grandchildren: Parker, Sophia and Matthew, whom he loved very much.  Preceded in death by wife of 65 years, Marie; son, Ronald; siblings, Robert Zak and Dorothy Crews. Survived by daughter, Joanne Zak; son, Tim (Kathleen) Zak; grandchildren, Parker, Sophia, and Matthew Zak; and siblings, William Zak, Eileen Roberts, Franklin Zak, Milada Kover, and Margaret Duke. Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, November 16th 10:30 AM at Our Lady of Grace Church (Chapel) 5051 Eden Ave. Edina, MN. Visitation one hour prior to mass at church. Interment Thursday 12:00 p.m. at Calvary Cemetery, Crookston, MN.


MINNEAPOLIS, MN          612.861.6088

Shirley Ann Angrimson

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Shirley A. Angrimson age 80 of Bloomington. Preceded in death by son, John; great-granddaughter, Brianna.  Survived by children, Craig, (Gail), Jim (Deb), Mark, Jeff, Gina (Tom) Pelava; 8 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; siblings, Kathy (John) Perlinger and Roger (Sheryl) Nubbe.  Mass of Christian Burial Thursday 1:00 p.m. at the Church of the Nativity of Mary, 9900 Lyndale Ave. So. Interment Bloomington Cemetery. Visitation Thursday 12:00-1:00 p.m. at church only. Memorials preferred to the family.


BLOOMINGTON, MN  952 888 7771

Silvio Vincent Mancini

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Age 94, of Bloomington, passed away on November 11, 2016. He was preceded in death by his wife Margaret, special friend, Jeanne Van Horn, and brother, Val. He is survived by his son, Jack (Stephanie); brother, Lou; sister, Marcline; grandchildren, Timothy, Gina (Chad) Schumacher, Nicole Coady; great grandchildren, McKenzie, Taylor, Macy, Kennedi, Tucker, Sydney, Vincent and J.D.; Many friends, nieces and nephews. Silvio was one of the founders of the Bloomington Athletic Association, a member of the BAJ’s and a past recipient of the WCCO Good Neighbor Award. He was involved in Meals on Wheels in Bloomington and a participant in the Senior Olympics in New York. Visitation will be on Thursday November 17, from 4-7 PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Chapel, 9947 Lyndale Ave S, Bloomington. Private family interment. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Nativity of Mary Schools or Fairview Hospice.


Bloomington   952-888-7771

Sarah Ann Cassidy

Friday, November 18, 2016

Cassidy, Sarah Ann (Pat, Sally) age 94, died on November 13, 2016 in La Crosse, Wi. in the same way that she lived her life, gently and peacefully. She was born in Minneapolis, MN. on July 15, 1922. Sarah (her family and friends called her Pat or Sally) was preceded in death by her father Thomas Cassidy, her mother Caroline Fogg Cassidy, her stepmother Eva Luella Cassidy, her sisters Mary, Josephine (Dode), Susanna (Sue) and her brothers James (Jim) and Tom. She is survived by her brother John (Jack) Cassidy and many nieces and nephews (grand and great-grand). Her nieces and nephews include her niece Julie (Robert) Olson whom she raised, and their children: Angie (Jason), Natalie, Abby, Amie and Philip (Chenoah). Other nieces and nephews include: Tom (Pat) Michel, Patricia (Javier) Arriaga, Sarah Staggs, Kevin Cassidy, Brian Cassidy, Sheila (Don) Luce, Jim Cassidy and John (Meg) Cassidy, as well as another generation of nieces and nephews who live around the country. Sarah received a Bachelor's Degree from Rosary College in River Forest, IL. and her Master's Degrees in History and Library Science at UW-Madison. She worked at the Art Institute in Chicago, and Marquette University for several years before moving to Tulsa, OK, to take care of her family, and worked at Marquette Elementary School as the librarian. In 1968 she and her niece Julie moved back to Madison, where she had wished to spend the rest of her life. She was an active member of Queen of Peace Parish in Madison. She was the librarian for Queen of Peace School for more than 25 years, where she spent hours teaching children to love books and where she had so many friends. She cherished the cards the children made for her when she retired, and even when she moved to La Crosse. Sarah was an avid Wisconsin Badgers fan and saw generations of people attending and teaching at the University. She was a world traveller; her favorite place to visit was Ireland, visiting there with family and friends numerous times. Her many friends at The Shamrock Club of Wisconsin even honored Sarah by naming her Irish Woman of the Year, an honor which she cherished. Through her teen years Sarah spent her summers at her parent's summer home, called Beaver Lodge in Shell Lake, WI. In 1954 she built a lakeside home on Shell Lake that she lovingly called Pat's Amore. She hosted many family and friends at "the cabin," taking after the family tradition of hospitality. It certainly was her favorite place to be in summertime throughout her life. She spent holidays with beloved family across the country. She valued love, faith and education, and demonstrated these values with her active volunteering and financial generosity. Her retired years were filled with volunteering at shelters and soup kitchens across Madison. A fall in her home necessitated a move to La Crosse to be closer to family who could care for her. Though she did not have any children of her own, she was a matriarch of the Cassidy Clan. Sarah was a devout Catholic, a friend, aunt, mother and grandmother to many. Her family would would like to thank Hillview Nursing Home for the tender care they gave Sarah in the last 14 months of her life. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Catholic Charities or other charities, libraries or schools in your communities in her honor. Mass of Christian Burial, Friday at 2pm, Basilica of St. Mary, 88 North 17th Street with visitation at 1pm. Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery . A reception will follow at Kieran's Pub in downtown Mpls. at 1pm on Saturday.

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