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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

 John Howard O'Brien, “Jack” age 90 of Minneapolis. Born November 30, 1926; died May 24, 2017. Preceded in death by parents, Lloyd and Kathryn O’Brien and 3 siblings.  Survived by wife, Theresa “Terry” O’Brien; children, Kathleen “Katie” (Chris) Mason, Patrick (Maureen) O’Brien, Thomas (Nicole) O’Brien and Daniel O’Brien (Elizabeth Tracy); 10 grandchildren and brother, Michael O’Brien. Mass of Christian Burial 11:00a.m., Wednesday, May 31st at the Church of the Annunciation, 509 W. 54th St., Minneapolis.  Visitation Tuesday 5-8 p.m., at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 5801 Lyndale Ave. S. and one hour prior to mass at church.  Interment Resurrection Cemetery, Mendota Heights, MN.  Memorials preferred to St. Thomas Academy, Church of the Annunciation or the University of St. Thomas.


Minneapolis, MN    612-861-6088

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Age 40, passed away unexpectedly at his home on May 23, 2017. He was born in Minneapolis on April 18, 1977 to Linda Geyen and Richard Geyen. He graduated from Kennedy High School in 1995 and Hennepin County Vo-Tech in 1997 in carpentry. He was employed by Miller Maintenance. Dan was preceded in death by his grandparents, Vernon Wood, Helen Geyen and Orlyn Pederson; aunt, Vickie Seul; uncle Greg Messing; and great-grandparents. Survived by sons, Gunner and Colten; mother, Linda Geyen; father, Richard (Claire) Geyen; brother, Blake (Mandy) Geyen; grandparents, Anita Wood, James Geyer and Marcia Pederson; step-sister, Desiree (Dave) Pasko; step-brother, Josh (Carolyn) Paetow; nieces and nephews and numerous friends and family. Dan is remembered for his love for his sons. He also loved fishing, hunting, car racing, baseball with his sons and hanging out with friends. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on at the Church of St. Bonaventure, 901 E. 90th St, Bloomington, on Tuesday May 30 at 11 AM with reviewal for 1 hour prior to the service. Private family burial on May 31st. In lieu of flowers, money received will go to a scholarship fund for Dan's sons.


Bloomington      952-888-7771

Friday, May 26, 2017

Holzinger, Virginia A. 

Age 93 of Bloomington, Minnesota.  Born October 5th, 1923 in Saint Paul, Minnesota to Henry and Emma (Bauman) Tollefson.  Preceded in death by husband, Leonard J. ; daughter, Karen Diedrich; brothers, Harold and Norbert.  Survived by son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Margaret; son-in-law, Mark Diedrich; grandsons, Todd Holzinger, Scott (Krissa) Holzinger, Mason (Lexi) Diedrich, and Kasey (Heidi) Diedrich; great-grandchildren, Braydon, Morgan, and Jackson, Leo, and Sheppard.  Prayers of Commendation Friday, May 26th, 2017 at 11:30 AM~ Lakewood Mausoleum Chapel, 3600 Hennepin Avenue.  Entombment to follow in the Lakewood Mausoleum.  Reception to follow.  If so desired, memorials may be directed to donor's choice. 

Gill Brothers     952-888-7771


Thursday, May 25, 2017

Charles F. Kranz age 82 of Bloomington died peacefully on May 22, 2017.  Preceded in death by wife, Mary Ann, May 23, 2012; parents, Hubert and Ellen Kranz. Charles was born June 1, 1934 and was united in marriage September 5, 1955. He served in Korea and Japan as a Sergeant in the Marine Corps and worked as a plumber in local #15.  Survived by children, Michele (Steve) Lemons, Mike Kranz, Scott (Kay) Kranz, Mary Kranz, Sue (Jeff) Groen; 12 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren. Funeral service Thursday May 25, 2017 9:30 a.m. at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Ave. So.  Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday 5-8 p.m. and ½ hour prior to service.


BLOOMINGTON, MN     952 888 7771

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Kasch, Jeanette M. 

Age 72 of Eagan, formerlly of Crystal.  Born December 13, 1944  in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Donald and Betty June (Balme) Clausen.  Passed away on Tuesday, May 22, 2017 from cancer at North Memorial Hospital, surrounded by famiiy.  Jeanette was noted for her sense of humor and unique facial expressions.  She was very creative with sewing and knitting, never following a pattern.  She loved driving on the open road, gardening, and pets.  Preceded in death by her parents.  Survived by husband, Myron; children, Gregory (Faye) Martel and Christine Walls; grandchildren, Grace and Paul Walls; siblings, Daniel (Mary) Clausen, Ronald (Jane) Clausen, Thomas (Shauna) Clausen and Jacqueline (Larry) Phillips.  Memorial service will be held Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 2 PM ~ Westwood Lutheran Church, 9001 Cedar Lake Road South with reception to follow.  Visitation one hour prior to service.  


NEW HOPE, MN     763 531 1777

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Gary P. LaBelle age 66 of Minneapolis died peacefully on May 17, 2017. Gary was a Vietnam veteran serving as a Petty Officer 3rd Class in the Navy. Preceded in death by parents, Patricia and Russell; brother, Rory. Survived by brothers, Perry and Glenn; nieces and nephews; and special friend, Mary Jo Braun. Graveside service Wednesday May 24th 12:30 PM at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Assembly Area #4.


BLOOMINGTON, MN         952.888.7771

Friday, May 19, 2017

Jeannene Marie Zimmel (nee DeCorsey) age 72 of Bloomington.  Born August 21, 1944 in Virginia, Minnesota to Bernard and Marie (Nelson) DeCorsey. Preceded in death by parents; and brother, David DeCorsey.    Survived by husband, Leonard; children, Steven (Jennifer Lammers), Sarah (Daniel) Sluka;  grandchildren, Henry, Gwyneth, Jonathan, and William; and brother, Thomas DeCorsey.    Mass of Christian Burial Friday 11:00 a.m. at the Church of St. Bonaventure, 901 East 90th Street.  Interment ~ Bloomington Cemetery.    Visitation 1 hour prior to Mass.  If so desired, memorials may be directed to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul ~ Twin Cities.  


BLOOMINGTON, MN        952 888 7771


Friday, May 19, 2017

Age 92, formerly of Crystal, MN, passed away on May 15, 2017. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 65 years, Bernard; sister, Evelyn Hopkins; son-in-law, John Bohling; grandson, Grant Wardrop. She is survived by her children, Brian (Grace McGarvie), Kathryn (Andy) Wardrop, Barbara (Michael) Moeller, Mary (David) Thibert, & Patty Bohling (Reid Waldeland); grandchildren, Paul, Ellen, Claire, Lisa, John, David, Kristin, Viorica, Mariana, Elizabeth, Matthew, Kenneth & Kelly; great-grandchildren, Jason, Marissa, Kyung, Mason, Avery, Nadia & Evan. Jay graduated from St. Olaf College in 1946 and taught English in LeCenter, MN, where she met her future husband, Bernard. For most of her professional life, Jay was a librarian, first at Hennepin County and later for the Anoka-Hennepin School District. Her love of literature and poetry was extensive and she easily quoted poems, authors and especially children’s books. Jay also loved crossword puzzles, playing cards and international travel.When not traveling, Jay loved spending time at the family cabin in northern Minnesota and at their winter home in Sun City, AZ. Her greatest joy in life was being with her family. Mass of Christian Burial, Friday, May 19 at 11 AM at Church of the Annunciation, 509 W. 54th St, Minneapolis. Visitation one hour prior to Mass at the church. Private interment Ft. Snelling National Cemetery.And a special thank you to Patty Cibuzar NP, Lemma, Joel, Precious, Robertson, Hebock, Japheth, Sam and Simon for the loving care they provided to Jay during her last few months.


Minneapolis       612-861-6088

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Hunter, James E., Sr. age 91, formerly of South Minneapolis. Died peacefully at home on Monday, May 15, 2017. 

Preceded in death by; parents, Everett and Imogene, wife Yvonne D. Hunter (nee Burniece), daughter Catherine A. Schueneman (nee Hunter) (Bob). Survived by children; Jean Y. Hunter, James E. Hunter Jr., (former daughter-in-law Janis), William N. Hunter (Gayle): grandchildren Robert (Heather), Charlotte (Jeff), Emily (TJ), Charles, Sarah and Franklin and by great-grandchildren: Ella, Amelia and soon to be born, Noah, Mason and Oliver. James Sr. was the proud uncle to many nieces and nephews of the Burniece and Grostephan families. Jim was a member of the Southdale YMCA Y's Men’s Club since the 1970's, acting as North Central Regional Director for a time and traveling to Japan! His involvement at the Y began with sons, Jim and Bill, during their childhood participation in The Indian Guides. Through the Y's Men Jim sold Christmas trees to raise funds for children to attend YMCA camp. His Y's Mens Club sponsored the Souix YMCA in Dupree, South Dakota. Jim, a WWII vet, was wounded, taken prisoner and missing in action following an infantry battle in Bonnerue, Belgium. May 8th, 1945, Victory in Europe Day, he stood on a rooftop in Paris as the city was alight with fireworks. A central story for Jim was his testimony of experiencing God's comfort during the heat of battle.  Mechanical Engineering was Jim's life work. He began at Honeywell then moved to Denver, Co. and worked for Martin Marietta on the Titan Two missile program. 3M company of MN was Jim's longest and most enjoyed workplace.  Jim cared deeply about family, friends, church and community. In his youth Jim was a promising classical pianist. He was a scholar of Civil War and WWII history. 

Funeral service Thursday, May 18 at 11:00 a.m. at Richfield United Methodist Church, 5835 Lyndale Ave. So. Visitation Wednesday May 17, 5-8 p.m. at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 5801 Lyndale Ave. So. Memorials to Sioux YMCA, Dupree, SD or Richfield United Methodist Church.



Minneapolis, MN 612-861-6088

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

George Edward Turner, age 74 formerly of Minneapolis.  Born September 6, 1942 in Minneapolis, MN; died May 13, 2017 in Wyoming, MN.  George was a 1960 graduate of Benilde High School.  He entered the United States Marine Corp at the age of 18, served during Vietnam ,was shot on March 6, 1966 and received a Purple Heart. He will be missed by his family and friends. Preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and M. Elizabeth "Betty" Turner; son, Thomas Turner; daughter, Desiree Dworshak; brother, Thomas Turner and aunt, Frances Brown.  Survived by son, Chris Turner; sister, Liz Hill; 6 grandsons, Luke, Zach, John, Jason, Matthew and Christopher; daughter-in-law, Joan Turner; sister-in-law, Lora Turner.  Funeral Service 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 17th at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 5801 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis with visitation one hour prior to service.  Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery.


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