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February 2017

John W. Lawrow, MD

Thursday, February 2, 2017

John William Lawrow, MD age 88 of Minneapolis, MN passes away on February 26,2017. Founding doctor of Northeast Internist PA. A 62 year member of Annunciation Parish. Preceded in death by daughters, Sheila and Susan; and grandson, Shawn. Survived by wife of 64 years, Peggy; children, Kathy (Doug) Harrman, Patty (Tim) Murphy, Mike (Mary Jo), Brigid, Pegeen; grandchildren, Courtney (Jim), Ian (Lisa), Reena, Lexi (Aneudy), Kyra, Stephen, Ellen, Nessa, Spencer (Talisha), Dono, Devin, Chase, Clay, Shawn and Maggie; great-grandchildren, Sierra, Avana, Marcus, Nicholas and Seth; and great-great-grandchild, Avi. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday 11 AM at the Church of the Annunciation 509 West 54th Street Minneapolis, MN. Visitation Wednesday 5-8 PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home 5801 Lyndale Ave. So. and one hour prior to mass at church. Interment Lakewood Cemetery. Memorials preferred to Haiti Foundation, Catholic Relief Services or St. Stephens Human Services.


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Ray L. Hunke

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Age 83 of Bloomington, passed away on Monday, January 30, 2017. He was preceded in death by his daughter Nancy Long. He is survived by his wife, Marietta; daughters, Dawn & Jeanie; brother, Don; stepchildren, Kevin & Karen; grandchildren, nieces & nephews. Visitation Saturday, February 4 from 2-4 PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Ave S, Bloomington.
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Joseph F. Krzyzaniak

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Joseph F. Krzyzaniak, age 93 of Richfield.  Born February 26, 1923 in Minneapolis to Stanley and Stella Krzyzaniak; died January 31, 2017. Survived by wife, Pamela; sons, Michael, Peter (Debra), Neal (Kathleen) and Philip; grandchildren, Peyton, Michael, Callie and Jesse; many other relatives and friends.  Mass of Christian Burial, 11:00 am., Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at the Church of St. Richard, 7540 Penn Avenue South, Richfield.  Visitaiton 5:00-7:00 p.m. Monday at the Church of St. Richard and one hour prior to mass.  Interment Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis. Memorials preferred to donor's choice.

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Mildred Frances Cummings

Friday, February 10, 2017

Age 101, of Bloomington, passed away on February 3, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband Erving, parents Henry & Mary Crever, brothers Connie & Florian, and sister Marie Sadler. She is survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday February 10, at 10 AM at Nativity of Mary Catholic Church, 9900 Lyndale Ave S, Bloomington. Visitation 1 hour prior to Mass at the church. Interment at St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Hugo, MN. The family wishes to thank the staff at Presbyterian Homes of Bloomington for their loving care. Millie will be forever missed.


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Mimi Christensen

Saturday, February 11, 2017

 Mimi Christensen age 78 of Bloomington passed away peacefully on February 7, 2017 of complications from cancer.  Mimi was the founder and owner of Christensen Title and a long time and active member of the Bloomington Lions Club. Preceded in death by her daughter, Niki Christensen and parents, Al and Mary Ogdie. Survived by husband of 60 years, Chuck; grandson Charlie Broveleit; son-in-law Mike (Stephanie Block and her son, Cole Lindstrom) Broveleit; brother, Albert (Maren) Ogdie; sisters, Joy (Dennis) DeLong, Jill Ogdie.  Mass of Christian Burial Saturday 10:00 a.m. at the Church of the Nativity of Mary, 9900 Lyndale Ave. So. Visitation Friday 5-8 p.m. at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Ave. So. and one hour prior to Mass at church.  Memorials preferred.


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Margaret Frances Harris

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Harris, Margaret F. 

Age 91 of Minneapolis, MN.  Born November 26, 1925 in Willow City, North Dakota to Eugene E. and Florence (Glanville) Campion.  Married James Dwight Harris on June 26, 1947.  Preceded in death by husband, James; daughter, Catherine; and 6 great-grandchildren.  Survived by children, Colleen (Douglas) Harris-Pearson, James Harris, Patricia (John) McGinnis, Mary (Daniel) Deziel, Peggy Thomas, and Michael (Kathy) Harris; 15 grandchildren, Jennifer, Sarah, Betsy, Kelley, Katie, Shannon, Emily, Maggie, Mike, Amanda, Wesley, Megan, Abigail, Paige, and Phillip; 22 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; sister, Trudy Weaver.  Mass of Chrisitan Burial, Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 12 Noon, Basilica of St. Mary, 88 North 17th Street with visitation beginning at 11 AM.  Interment following reception at Lakewood Cemetery.  If so desired, memorials may be directed to the Shriners Hospital for Children. 

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Lorane Marie Kelley "Susie"

Friday, February 17, 2017

Lorane Maire Kelley "Susie," age 89 of Burnsville, passed away peacefully on February 5, 2017.  Preceded in death by her husband, Warren P. Kelley; parents, Charles and Lena Hauger; siblings, Anthony (Demaris) Hauger, Jon (Mary Ann) Hauger, Carl (Elna) Hauger, Lawrence Hauger, Henrietta (Bill) Nado, Marie Schunk and Virginia (Wesley) Langhoff.  Survived by sister, Dorothy Sprank; sisters-in-law, Kathleen Hauger, Lenore Hansen and Kris Kelley; brother-in-law, Ardelton "Happy" Schunk and many nieces, nephews and friends.  Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 a.m., Friday, February 17th at the Church of St. John the Baptist, 4625 West 125th Street, Savage with visitation beginning at 9:00 a.m.  Interment Bloomington Cemetery, Bloomington, MN.  The family would like to thank the staff at Emerald Crest of Burnsville for their loving care.  In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to the Alzheimer's Association.

Rosemary L. Fosseen

Friday, February 17, 2017

Fosseen, Rosemary L. age 77 of Edina, MN passed away on February 10. Rosemary was a distinguished Toast Master. Preceded in death by parents, Elmer and Mary Fosseen. Survived by siblings, Elmer (Joan), James, Robert (Delores) and Marilyn; and many nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral service Friday February 17th 11 am at Bethel’s Rock Church 7601 Girard Ave. S. Richfield, MN. Visitation one hour prior to service at church. Interment following lunch reception at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN.


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Charles Drees

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Charles J. Drees age 88 of Edina passed away peacefully after a short bout with pneumonia on February 13, 2017.  Chuck was born and raised in Dyersville IA and was the first member of his family to leave the family farm and go to college (University of Iowa).  After college he moved to Des Moines to be with the love of his life, Lee Hanson. They married in 1952 and he began working at Iowa Securities. The company was purchased by Northwestern National Bank (now Wells Fargo) and he moved the family to Edina in 1975. He retired in 1983 having worked for only one company for his entire career.  In retirement he loved playing golf, gin and bridge all year round with his cronies at Braemar. Clearly, the love for his wife and family was the true passion in his life. His patience, calm demeanor, positive outlook, loyalty and terrific sense of humor endeared him to anyone that knew him.  And all things in his life were enjoyed just a little bit more with a nice glass of Cutty Sark scotch – heavy on the ice.

Chuck was preceded in death by beloved wife Lee ( 2004), his parents Fred and Nellie Drees, his brother Jim and son-in-law Bruce Brandt.  He is survived by his brother David; sister-in-law MaryAnn; his four children Beth Brandt, Kay Burke, Sue (Dick) Ward and Tom (Stephanie) Drees; eight grandchildren: Kelly ( Brian ) Trommetter, Kacey ( Ryan ) Bingham; Robert, Michael and Griffin Ward; Derek, Dylan and Sydney Drees; and one great-grandchild, August Trommetter.

Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, February 18th at 11:00 a.m. with visitation 1 hour prior at Our Lady of Grace Church, 5071 Eden Avenue, Edina.  In lieu of flowers, if so desired, donations may be made in his memory to Sharing and Caring Hands or Our Lady of Grace Church.  


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Donna Lee Decker

Monday, February 20, 2017

Donna Lee Decker age 57 of South Minneapolis. Donna was born June 12, 1959 in Minneapolis, MN to Donald and LaVerne McKenzie. Donna was a big hearted, Amazing, humorous woman. Mother and Grandmother to all. She would have given the shirt off her back to anyone in need. Donna was raised in both Minneapolis and the Bay Area in California. She worked at the University of Minnesota with Native American Youth and was one of the first Black Jack Dealers at Little Six/Mystic Lake Casinos.Preceded in death by parents, Donald & LaVern McKenzie: sister, Diane McKenzie; brother, Pete McKenzie Survived by daughter, Keri Decker and grandchildren, Benashi Bugg, Opichie and Asa Thompson; son, Robin Thompson and grandchildren, Maija Thompson,  Dezmond Jackson, Niinde Thompson; siblings, Steve Smith, Robert & Laurie McKenzie, Richard & Patricia Prescott/McKenzie, Linda, Connie and Marie McKenzie. Departure service, Sunday 11:00 a.m. at the  TIOWAKAN SPIRITUAL CENTER at the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community,  Prairie Grass 14625Drive NW, Prior Lake, MN Visitation starting at 2:00 p.m. Saturday February 18, 2017. Visitation beginning Sunday 4:00 p.m. at the Ball Club Community Center, Ball Club, MN. Service Sunday 7:00 p.m. at the Ball Club Community Center and interment Monday February 20, 2017 10:00 at St. Joseph Cemetery, Ball Club, MN


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