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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Elizabeth J. Tschida age 87 of Bloomington. Liz was a longtime volunteer at the Minnesota Masonic Home, Creekside Senior Center and American Cancer Society. Preceded in death by husband, Donald Tschida; her parents and siblings, Peggy Cyr, Mary Hughley and George Scott. Survived by children, Jeffrey Tschida, Jennifer (Mike) Engel, Julie (Richard) Marzinske; grandchildren, Thomas (Amanda) Marzinske, Nicole Engel, John Engel, Addeline Marzinske; great-grandson, Kayden Marzinske; loving nephews, nieces and friends. Funeral Service Wednesday 11:00 a.m. at the Minnesota Masonic Home Chapel, 11501 Masonic Home Dr. Bloomington. Interment Lakewood Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday 4-7 p.m. at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Ave. So. and one hour prior to service.  Memorials preferred to the Minnesota Masonic Home.


BLOOMINGTON, MN  952 888 7771

Friday, March 31, 2017

Peterson, Richard I. 

Age 82 of Maple Grove, formerly of New Hope, MN.  Born September 29, 1934 in Ames, Iowa to David and Grayce (Johnson) Peterson.  Passed away March 24, 2017.  Graduated from Iowa State University in Chemical Engineering June 9th, 1956.  Married Susan J. LaGrange on the evening of their graduation.  Richard was on active duty in the Marines the next three years stationed in Cherry Point, North Carolina. Following active duty, took a job in research with General Mills in Minneapolis.  Retired 1991 after a long successful career.  Preceded in death by his parents and brother, Bob Peterson.    Survived by wife of 60 years, Susan (LaGrange) Peterson; children, Deb (Jim) Myer, Chris (Bich-Thu) Peterson, and Sandy (Ken) Smott; 9 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; and sister, Karlyn Scott.   Funeral service Friday, March 31, 2017 at 11 AM, Gill Brothers New Hope Chapel, 7300 42nd Ave. N. with visitation beginning at 10 AM.  Interment ~ Fort Snelling National Cemetery.  If so desired, memorials may be directed to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. 

GILL BROTHERS    763-531-1777


Friday, March 31, 2017

Dieter Bauer

Age 77, passed away peacefully on March 23, 2017, surrounded by his family.  Born March 31, 1939, in Hambach-Schweinfurt, Germany, he came to the USA in 1959, with mother, Lotte Skovgaard and Step-Father, Joseph Skovgaard. He learned his painting profession in Germany and brought his highly sought after skills to Minnesota.  Dieter enjoyed his customers and delighted in satisfying them with his talents.

Dieter loved his family. He was a wonderful and fun, Dad, Opa, Brother, Husband and friend. They kept him happy, sharing school, sports, shopping and travel.  His German childhood friends were lifelong, as were his friends thru Motorcycling, Snowmobiling, Boating on the St. Croix and on Minnetonka. He loved to travel, especially back to his homeland.  For years, he was top pledger, riding Marathons, to raise monies for March of Dimes and the MS Society.

Dieter is proceeded in death by his mother, Lotte Skovgaard, and his father Eduard Bauer. He is survived by sister: Edith Rein. Step-father: Joseph Skovgaard.  Loving wife and partner of 38 years: Tracy Isle-Bauer, Son: Ralf (Birgit) Bauer. Daughters: Heidi (Gray) Snipes, Heather (Andrew) Rectenwal.  Grandchildren: Drew & Lauren Rectenwal, Sara Bauer, and Spencer, Cooper & Chloe Snipes.

Our sincere thanks to Dr. Nance of Struthers Parkinson's Center for helping navigate us through his illness.  A very special Thank you to our Methodist Hospice Angel, Nurse Annie, for her wonderful care of Dieter and his family, and to Emily, Sheri, Lorre and the rest of the Hospice Group.

A celebration of Dieter's Life will be Friday, 3/31/2017, from 4:00 - 7:00pm at Gill Brothers Mortuary, 5801 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis.  Please come and share a memory or story about Dieter.  Private interment at Lakewood Cemetery. Memorials preferred to The National Parkinson’s Foundation of MN, or the American Cancer Society.


MINNEAPOLIS, MN      612.861.6088

Friday, March 31, 2017

Mulnix, Emily Ann

Age 92 of Sun City, Arizona, formerly of Bloomington, MN.  Born June 2, 1924 in St. Paul, Minnesota to Richard and Emily Cacek.  Died March 22, 2017 in Sun City, Arizona.  Preceded in death by husband, Gerald; daughters, Patricia and Sharon; son, Richard; grandson, David Kent; sisters, Bernadette, Lucille, and MaryAnn; brothers, Charles, Richard, Jr. and Joseph.  Survived by daughter, Lynn (Patrick) Winn; 6 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sister, Caroline (Dick) Clark.  Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, March 31, 2017 at 10 AM ~ Church of the Nativity of Mary, 9900 Lyndale Avenue South, Bloomington, Minnesota  55420 with visitation beginning at 9 AM.  Memorials may be directed to donor's choice.


GILL BROTHERS   952-888-7771


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Dieser, Daniel Y. age 45 of St. Paul, MN passed away on February 21, 2017. Preceded in death by mother, Mary; grandparents, Sylvester and Mary Jane Klimek, and John and Mary Dieser. Survived by father, Paul; and several uncles. Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, March 29 at 11 AM at Christ the King Catholic Church 5029 Zenith Ave So Minneapolis, MN. Visitation one hour prior to mass at church. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials preferred to Christ the King Catholic Church.


MINNEAPOLIS, MN     612.861.6088

Monday, March 27, 2017

Clayton Earl Sonmore, Father, Grandfather, Great grandfather, Godly servant...

We come together, as family, as friends, as brothers and sisters in Christ, not to mourn but to rejoice. Of course, we have some sadness, no doubt. But we should rejoice today, not because we embrace the passing but because we rejoice for our father, our grandfather, our great-grandfather, and friend to so many, who may be absent from the body, but right now present with the Lord. He feels no pain, no sadness, is no longer confined to a wheelchair or a nursing home but walks the streets of gold; jogs to meet with our mom, and sprints to touch the feet of Jesus. Without any doubt, there he heard, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant...”

Clayt was indeed a faithful servant, who truly ran the race (lately in a motorized wheelchair) but he ran the race. He remained steadfast in his walk with the Lord. His calling, his greatest desire was to reach people with the message that went Beyond Pentecost. He wrote 7 books and traveled the world to preach this Gospel of the Kingdom; to reveal a deeper walk that so many hungered for. He provided a Biblical blueprint for a “called-out people” until the last moment he was called out of this world to receive his reward.

Dad was born in 1924 in St Louis Park, Minnesota, the son of Norwegian immigrants, Ella and Clarence. Living through the Great Depression with his brother Don, his dad and mom taught him hard work and a “never give up” attitude. At a Four Square church summer camp, he met and fell in love with our mom, Jeanne. Together, they committed their lives to serving the Lord. Dad attended the University of Minnesota during World War II, and joined the Navy ROTC. He was commissioned into the Navy as a Naval Gunnery Instructor, stationed in San Diego in 1945 and 1946. After discharge from the Navy in 1946, he began to feel a stronger calling to some kind of ministry for the Lord. He enrolled in Bible college, but sought earnestly more specific direction from God. It was in San Diego, immediately after picking up his college correspondence books that God used a miraculous encounter to answer his prayers and direct his ministry. The Lord told him, I’ve not called you into the traditional ministry, but to be a full-gospel businessman for My glory.”

Back in Minneapolis, he married Jeanne (our mom) and continued for two years waiting on God and watching to see how God’s specific calling would be realized. In late 1948, God led them to a small bakery/cafeteria in Minneapolis, called Becky’s Cafeteria. They knew immediately, this was God’s answer, and with $300 down, they bought the business.

God blessed them as they honored the Lord and made Becky’s Cafeteria into a true ministry, touching the lives of so many. Their love was in serving not only wonderful home-cooked meals, but their true calling was serving spiritual nourishment to everyone that came through the door. Our dad and mom brought people together in many ways.

In 1953, Dad became one of the founding members of the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship. He helped to facilitate huge meetings and crusades throughout the nation and world but resigned from that organization in 1964. He felt his life, and the organization he helped start, needed to move to a higher call in God, and penned his resignation which grew into a small booklet called, Beyond Pentecost. His call to something other than the “organized church system” and calling the people of God to a simpler but deeper walk became his focus. For many years, our home and his restaurant, Becky’s, became the meeting place for a small group of dedicated believers with the same heart. In 1979, his writing and speaking ministry began in earnest as God led him to find that little booklet he wrote back in 1964 and expand and continue writing. This as many know, grew into seven books, all under the title of Show the House to the House. In 1986, he closed Becky’s Cafeteria and focused on writing, traveling and speaking to small groups of hungry believers throughout the nation and the world.

Clayt Sonmore was beloved and honored by many throughout the world that had been touched by his ministry or writings. His steadfast faith and calling was an inspiration for many. His love for people and genuine care was a hallmark of who he was. We will all miss him . . . until that glorious day of being reunited in glory.

Dad was preceded in home-going by his wife of 54 years, our dear mother, Jeanne. He is also now reunited with his deeply loved, brother, Don.
Dad will be deeply missed by his four children and their spouses: Lonnie & Doug, Pam & John, Gary & Emily and Tim & Jennie. His 11 grandchildren and their spouses: Drew & Cheryl, Andrea & Justin, Christa & Ka’eo, Ashley, Rebekah, Elisabeth & Levi, Chrisondra & Santino, Johnny, Wesley, Tim & Jessica and Krystle & Ben. His 11 great-grandchildren: Wren, Otis, Owen, James, Simeon, Lilia, Noble, Grace, Ayden, Jaron and Landon.. Graveside service Monday March 27, 2017 2:00 p.m. at Lakwood Cemetery Chapel, 3600 Hennepin Avenue.


MINNEAPOLIS, MN            612 861 6088

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Osland, Dr. George Lincoln 

Age 73 of Minneapolis, MN, on March 20th, 2017.  George passed away Monday morning peacefully with his wife, Heather, whom he loved dearly, at his side and with his children near him.  He died of complications stemming from numerous heart, pulmonary illnesses and cancer.  Similar to how he lived his life, he died quietly but affected those around him immeasurably.  Born February 12, 1944 on the family farm in Mayville, ND.  Even though he pretended not to know a lot, he graduated from Hillcrest Academy, the University of North dakota, the University of Minnesota Medical School, spent 2 years in the Navy, and completed a 4 year residency at the Mayo Clinic.  He joined Northwest Orthopedics in Robbinsdale, MN in 1977 where he practiced as an orthopedic surgeion for 20 years.  George loved his children, John Deere tractors, Birkenstocks, harmonizing, welding, and golf - not necessarily in that order, and he especially liked playing the organ.  He is preceded in death by his parents, George and Nora (Endrud) Osland, and his brother, Gary.  He is survived by his wife, Heather and her children, Eli and Ashley as well as his children, Ethan (Nativida), Jason, Aaron (Terri), Sarah (Mark) McCulloch, Martha (Greg) Johnson, and six grandchildren, Anton, Oliver, Arvid, Evelyn, Nora and Clare; sisters, Jane (Donald) Foss and Genelle (Marvin) Blomquist.  His patient, kind spirit made him an extraordinary man and he will be remembered fondly by all that knew him.  A memorial service will be held at 1 PM on Saturday, March 25th at St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church, 60 Kent Street in St. Paul, MN.  In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Shriners Children's Hospital where Geroge volunteered his skills and enthusiasm on a regular basis. 

GILL BROTHERS  612-861-6088


Friday, March 24, 2017

Age 58, of Bloomington, passed away on March 19, 2017. She was preceded in death by her father, Fredrick Voss, and brother, Phillip. She is survived by her children, Jacob (Sara) Freiling and Allison (Mark) Weir; fiancé, Timothy Mutch; grandchildren, Cole, Clara, and Wesley Freiling, Joseph, Benjamin and Samuel Weir, Maximus Mutch, Natalie, Ashley, and David Hurth; her mother, Irma; 10 sisters and 6 brothers. She was loved, and will be missed. Mass of Christian Burial, Friday March 24, 10 AM at Church of the Assumption, 305 East 77th Street, Richfield. Visitation one hour prior to Mass at the church.



Thursday, March 23, 2017

Joyce Marie was our devoted daughter, sister, wife, auntie, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.  Joyce graduated from Washburn High School in Minneapolis and St. Catherine's University in St. Paul.  After college graduation she was selected for a position with the State of Minnesota as an Adoption Services social worker. Joyce also served for decades as a community volunteer, including as the coordinator for the Emergency Housing project with the League of Catholic Women and as an election judge for the State of Minnesota. Joyce was proudly of Irish ancestry, and was preceded in death by her father, Richard Call; mother, Mary Quinlan Call; infant sister, Mary; mother -in-law, Marie Sack Kegley; father-in-law, Leon Roger Kegley; sister-in-law, Mary Mahowald Call; and brothers-in-law, Gerald, Thomas, Noel, and Leon Kegley. Joyce is survived by her devoted brother, Richard J. Call(Annette) of Montana; sisters-in-law, Mary Jane Huberty, Carol Berthiaume, Ellie Kegley, Terry Kegley; brother-in-law Don Huberty, and many nieces and nephews. In September of 1954 Joyce married John R. Kegley, sharing over 62 years of loving married life, and to whom she is survived. Joyce is also survived by her children, John Patrick, Mary Joyce Endersbe (Jerod), Kathleen Quinlan, and Anne Terese. She was the overjoyed grandmother to Tyler John Mather (Karmela), Thomas Charles Mather, and her beautiful great-grandson, Noah Aruna Mather. Joyce enjoyed decades of laughter with her many friends and neighbors, including dear friends, Helen Sahlin, Rhea Evanson, Patricia Miller, and Shirley McKinney.  She was also a "pet mom" over many years to her wonderful, goofy dogs and one very large cat. Loving mystery novels and hard-boiled detective movies, Joyce was also a dedicated reader of her three Sunday newspapers and always took solace in a perfect cup of strong coffee. Joyce Marie passed away peacefully at home from complications of cancer on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 2017.    Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 23rd at Christ the King Catholic Church, 5029 Zenith Ave. S. Minneapolis MN with visitation one hour prior.  Burial to follow at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery.


Minneapolis, MN   612-861-6088

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Nancy P. Peterson of Edina, MN passed away peacefully with family on March 18th, 2017, at the age of 82.  She was born in Madison, MN, and raised in Mankato, MN.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter R. Peterson, “P.R.”; her father, Kermit Lester Peterson and mother, Gladys K. Olson Peterson.  Survived by five children, Jeffery D., Lynne E, Paul R., John E., and Patricia N. Peterson Frisk, their spouses, nine grandchildren, and one great grandson. She was a graduate of Mankato West High School in 1952, attended St. Olaf College for two years, and then completed her degree at the University of Minnesota in Elementary Education.  She was a member of  Chi Omega sorority.  Nancy was an accomplished musician, playing the organ for the Lutheran church services at the US Navy Base in Pensacola, Florida where Pete was stationed as a Naval Aviator.  

Nancy was a devoted and fun-loving wife and mother, enjoying time with her family at every chance.  She loved games: golf, tennis, and Bridge, sharing good times with dear friends that she cherished over the years.  She also loved walking her dog, Lexi, around the neighborhood. 

There will be visitation Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 at 10 AM, one hour previous to the Memorial Service 11 AM held at Calvary Lutheran Church, 6817 Antrim Road, Edina, MN. Please join the family for the reception following the service at church. Private interment Lakewood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Calvary Lutheran Church or donor’s choice.


MINNEAPOLIS, MN        612 861 6088


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