Donald Thomas Ouellette, age 85 of Crystal. Born July 27, 1931; passed away June 26, 2017. Don was a proud Navy Corpsman who was honored to serve with the US Marine Corp. He was a long-time member and historian of VFW Post 494 and the American Legion Post 523. Don was an avid golfer (hole-in-one club), karaoke singer and dancer. Retired 35-year employee of the VA Medical Center, Lab Technician. Preceded in death by parents, Napoleon and Mary; siblings and wife, Karen. Survived by children, Kathy Eide, Jan Repovsch, Lori Axvig, Jim Ouellette and Tom Ouellette; 10 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; twin brother, Gene and significant other, Martha Pachnick. Funeral Service 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 7300 – 42nd Avenue N., New Hope, with visitation one hour prior to service. Private Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials preferred to the MN Veterans Home, Minneapolis.
New Hope, MN 763-531-1777
Age 86, of Saint Anthony, passed away peacefully on her own terms, on July 23, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny; parents, Thomas & Mary Burns; brothers, Jack & Emmitt. She is survived by her children, Mark (Toni), Thomas (Kathryn), Catherine (LeRoy), Elizabeth (Tony) & Bill (Ruth); grandchildren, Jennifer, Bryan, Jeana, Nick, Pat, Kate, Logan, Mary Kate, Annie, & Laura; 9 great grandchildren; brother, Kevin; sisters, Janet & Rita; & loyal 4 legged companion Cally. A visitation will be held on Monday July 31 from 5-8 PM with a prayer service at 7:30, at Gill Brothers Funeral Chapel, 5801 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis. Interment at Ft Snelling National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to Underdog Rescue.
Foss, Donald L.
Age 78, passed on July 21st, 2017, after a long fought and courageious battle with Multiple System Atrophy. Donald was born in Fergus Falls, MN on November 5, 1938 to John and Florence (Skovholt) Foss. They lived on a farm west of Maddock, ND where he helped farm the land and raise 4H prize-winning sheep and Hereford cattle. He graduated from Hillcrest Lutheran Academy and attended Concordia College for three years before graduating Summa Cum Laude from the University of North Dakota Medical School. Don married Nora Jane Osland in Mayville, ND on December 30, 1961. He completed his medical schooling at the University of Washington in Seattle. His internship and general surgical residency was under Dr. Claude Hitchcock at General Hospital in Minneapolis from 1963 to 1969. He proudly served his country in the Vietnam Was as a surgeon and as a Major at Fort Leonard Wood, MO. Together Don and Jane raised their four children in Bloomington, MN. He practiced Surgery in St. Paul until 2000. In 1976, he, Dr. Richard Yadeau and Dr. Robert Brown founded the first hospice facility in Minnesota and the second in the USA at Bethesda Hospital in St. Paul. Don always gave his patients tender care, and toward the end of his own life he received loving care from the Healtheast Hospice System he helped create. Don was a farm kid at heart, with a work ethic woven into everything he did. He always said, "You can take the boy off the farm, but you can't take the farm out of the boy." How true! Don could fix things, from cars to aortic aneurysms. He "made the rounds" whether he was visiting patients in the hospital or taking a call from family or friends. Life as a doctor is a calling, and Don answered that call time and time again, always with a smile and an encouraging word. he was never too busy to help anyone. His greatest joy was his family. And we will miss him very much ... until we meet again. Don is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Jane (Osland); children, Dan, Jon (Susan) Foss, Jennifer (Jim) Larranaga, and Jim (Karin) Foss; 11 grandchildren, Anna, Will, Jon, George, Emily, Megan, Andrew, Josie, Mae, Alex and Charlie; siblings, Marilyn (Bill) Martinson, Maury (Jeanne) Foss, and Rosalie (Don) Sorenson; sisters-in-law, Goldie Foss, Genelle (Marvin) Blomquist, and many special extended family members. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Florence Foss; brother, Allen Foss; and brothers-in-law, George Osland, Gary Osland, and Jack Nordenstrom. Funeral service Friday, July 28th, 2017 at 10 am, Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel (intersection of highways 55 & 62). Interment, Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Visitation one hour prior to service. Reception to follow interment. Memorials may be directed to Operation Smile or donor's choice.
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Larry D. Clausen, age 73, of Bloomington, MN, passed away surrounded by family on July 20, 2017. Preceded in death by his parents, Gilbert and Mildred; brother, Donald; and brother-in-law, Richard Christian. Survived by his wife, Sue; children, Laura (Doug) Bloomquist; Debra (Rick) Metcalf; and David (Sokhen) Clausen; grandchildren, Nick, Jake, Samantha, Tessa, Matthew and Tyler; sister, Eileen Christian; sister-in-law, Mary Clausen; and many extended relatives and friends. Larry was born to Gilbert and Mildred Clausen and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He graduated from Bloomington Lincoln High School in 1962. He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1964. While on active duty he served on the U.S.S. John R. Craig Destroyer as a Radioman 2 during the Vietnam War. For his service he was decorated with the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with two bronze stars, and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. He was honorably discharged from the Naval Reserve in 1970. He was very proud to have served his country and had many stories to share. In 1966, Larry married his wife, Sue. They spent time on base in both San Francisco and San Diego, California, until settling down in Bloomington, Minnesota, where they raised three children. Larry attended Dunwoody College where he received a diploma as a Sheet Metal Worker. He was a member of Sheet Metal Workers Local No. 10, and in 2007, after 38 years in the industry, retired from General Sheet Metal Corp. where he was the Shop Superintendent and Safety Director. He was a hard worker, only missing a half day of work his entire career. Larry enjoyed many things in life, one of them being his home. He was always busy remodeling this or that. Whether it be putting in a widow, taking out a door, adding a deck, putting in a pond, or resodding the entire yard. He took pride in everything he did, and it showed. Larry had many hobbies and talents, and enjoyed teaching his family. He loved working in his shop and created countless family heirlooms. He loved the outdoors, gardening, wildlife, travel, photography and simple things like going for walks and drives. There was nothing he couldn't do and he dropped everything to help family, neighbors and friends in need. He adored spending time with his family. He always put everyone else before himself and was our rock. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be missed more than words can express. We would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to those that cared for Larry during his illness. This would include doctors, nurses and staff at the Frauenshuh Cancer Center, Minnesota Masonic Home, and Methodist Hospital. The care you gave him was above and beyond and we sincerely appreciate it. Funeral service Friday, July 28 at 11 a.m. at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Ave S, Bloomington. Visitation one hour prior to service. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. www.GILLBROTHERS.com BLOOMINGTON, MN 952.888.7771
Age 98, of Bloomington passed away on July 5, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife Ruth; sister Lorraine Ehlert. He is survived by his son, Jim (Debra); granddaughters, Katie (Eric) Magnuson, Laura (Don) Meves, and Amy (Dominque) Favor. James was an Air Force veteran Corporal having served in the 768th Bomber Squad. James and Ruth were committed members of Redemption Lutheran Church helping others through their love of Christ and service. Funeral service Saturday, July 22nd 11 AM at Redemption Lutheran Church, 927 E. Old Shakopee Rd, Bloomington. Visitation one hour prior to service. Interment at Dawn Valley Memorial Garden, Bloomington. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to the church.
Carleton, Marguerite King (Mac)
Passed away peacefully on July 8, 2017 after a bout of pneumonia. She was a happy resident of Friendship Village for many years where she enjoyed her neighbors and friends. She is survived by her two daughters, Candice Carleton and Catherine (Don) Hamm; three grandsons, Nick and Andrew Hamm, and Ben Carleton; and one granddaughter, Kelly Carleton; and three great-grandchildren. Mac graduated from the University of Minnesota in Home Economics and worked for the Minneapolis Gas Company before marrying Edward Carleton. She was a marvelous cook and after school snacks were always a treat, not to mention those dill and bread and butter pickles. She also tested early freeze dried foods for the YWCA camps. She was a great walker and exercised around Centennial Lakes and walked to Byerly's for groceries when she lived in the neighborhood. Memorial service will be Thursday, July 20th, 2017 ~ 11 AM at Friendship Village, 8100 Highwood Drive, Bloomington, MN 55438. Private interment ~ Oak Hill Cemetery.
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Peterson, Patti L
Age 75 of Minneapolis, MN. Born July 26th, 1941 in Watson, Minnesota to T.R. and Shirley (Squire) LePage. Preceded in death by husband, Leslie Paul Peterson and brother, Rex LePage. Survived by children, Mitzi (John) Peteron-Juhnke and Nathan (Nicole) Peterson; grandchildren, Kylie, Lucas, and Calvin; sister-in-law, Sharon LePage; brothers, Kent (Pat) LePage and Jeff (Peggy) LePage. Funeral service will be held at a later date.
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Age 92 of Bloomington, MN, amazing mother, grandma, sister & friend; lived with joy & died gracefully on July 11, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul; sons, David & William; brothers, Julian & Leslie; sister, Ethel Ofstehage; grandson, Sean. She is survived by her 3 daughters, Karen (Jay) Long, Judith Knutson, & Sara (Conall) Gallagher; 17 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; brother George (Jean) Stenehjem; nieces & nephews. Memorial service Monday, July 17, 11:30 AM, at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 8600 Fremont Ave, Bloomington. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred.
Marjorie June Nordberg, Passed away July 7, 2017. Preceded in death by her husband, Marlow; brother, John Pett; parents, Margaret and Irving Pett. Margie is survived by her siblings, Geraldine Hannigan and Eugene Pett; her children, Michael (Linda), Marcie (Tom), Mark (JoAnn), Murray (Michele), and Matthew; her grandchildren, Meredith (Justin), Tim (Kristen), Alison (Jake), Steph (Nichole), Greg, Bjorn, Dylan, and honorary grandson, Derek Fellner; as well as her great-grandchildren, Ava, Garrett, Bennett, Caleb, Graham, Sloan and Toby. Private service and interment. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Minnesota Chapter, 1711 Broadway St. N.E. Minneapolis, MN 55413. Donations can also be made online at www.lls.org. She stood strong against her challenges. Her happiest moments were with her family.
Bloomington, MN 952-888-7771
John David Remillard, age 71 passed away peacefully at 3:25 a.m., Sunday, July 9, 2017 at his home in Minneapolis after a six-year battle with cancer. John was born October 19, 1945 in Joplin, MO to David H. Remillard and Vivian W. Remillard (Boyd). He graduated from Joplin High School in 1963 and went on to earn a bachelors degree at Missouri Southern State College in Business Administration. He is survived by his wife, Donna L. Gravesen; daughters, Nicolle (Todd) Goodman of Oklahoma City, OK and Erika Remillard (Rob Hagen) of Roseville, MN; sons, Judd (Carmen) McPherson of Carl Junction and Paris Remillard of New York City; siblings, Pat (Don) Mosbaugh, Susan Irish and James (Barbara) Remillard all of the Joplin, MO area; 7 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; numerous cousins and many friends. Thanks to family, friends and the wonderful people of Frauenshuh Cancer Center and Park Nicollet Home Care for the love and support through it all. Funeral service 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 15th at Lakewood Cemetery Chapel, 3600 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls. with visitation beginning at 9:00 a.m.. Interment Lakewood Cemetery. An informal gathering of family and friends will be held in the Joplin area on 9/2/2017. Memorials preferred to Second Harvest Heartland.
Minneapolis, MN 612-861-6088