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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Age 85, of Burnsville, passed away October 13th, 2016. Peter served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He achieved his masters' degree in Civil Engineering from Yale University and worked as a Computer Systems Analyst until his retirement in 2002. Peter and Corina were married in New York, in June of 1969. Peter moved his family to Minnesota in 1980. Peter is survived by his brother, James Tasi; wife, Corina Tasi; and three children, Andrew, Victor, and Deanna Tasi. Visitation will be held this Sunday, 2-6p, at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Ave S, Bloomington.


Bloomington 952-888-7771

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Toews, Jane Ann (Musgjerd)

Age 57 of Orono, MN.  Born September 6, 1959 in Minneapolis, MN to Richard E. and Harriet Louise (Graupman) Musgjerd.  A loving wife, mother and grandmother.  Survived by husband, Jonathan David Toews; father, Richard E. Musgjerd; children, Carly (James) Nelson, David (Amber Sutton), Shawn (Brooke) and Scott (Krissy); 6 grandchildren; and brother, Todd Musgjerd.  Memorial service on Saturday, October 15th, 2016 at 11 AM ~ Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 4100 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN  55409 with visitation one hour prior to service.  Private interment ~ Dawn Valley Memorial Park, Bloomington, MN.  If so desired, memorials may be directed to the Animal Humane Society. 

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Ferguson, James John

Age 75 of Minneapolis MN.  Born August 18, 1941 in Dodge Center, MN to George Edward and Mildred Magdalena (Fischer) Ferguson.  Preceded in death by granddaughter, Tara; sisters, Margaret Ferguson, Eleanor (Ferguson) Larson; and brother, Edward Ferguson.   Survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Lesli (Joe) Smith and Angela (Seth) Engman; two grandsons; brother, Doug Ferguson; sisters, Robin Orth and June Ferguson, and numerous nieces and nephews.  Visitation on Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 from 12:30 to 1:30 PM at Gill Brothers Southwest Chapel, 5801 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN, followed by interment with honors at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. 

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

David J. Mesenbourg age 76 of Edina. Preceded in death by parents, Jack and Elizabeth Mesenbourg; sisters, Mary and Ann. Survived by loving wife of 47 years, Barbara; sons, John, Thomas, David, Joseph; grandchildren, Caitlin, Steven, Cecilia, Sydney, Ava; brothers,  Mark, Nick and John. Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday 1:00 p.m. at the of Church of Christ the King, 5029 Zenith Ave. So. Interment Gethsemane Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday one hour prior to Mass at church only. Reception following Mass at Keegan’s Pub, 16 University Ave. N.E. Memorials preferred to Sharing and Caring Hands or Little Sisters of the Poor.

David wanted everybody to know he thanks Jesus for his life!


BLOOMINGTON, MN  952 888 7771

Monday, October 10, 2016

“A Wonderful Life.” Janice M. DuPont, age 87, died peacefully on September 29, 2016 surrounded by her family. Jan was born on August 24, 1929 on a farm in Chanhassen, MN, the youngest of 9 children of John and Agnes Sinnen Welter. She attended Guardian Angels High School in Chaska, MN where she met her loving husband and best friend of 64 years, Jerome “Bill” DuPont. They married at St. Hubert’s Catholic Church in Chanhassen, MN on February 23, 1952 and eventually moved to Bloomington, MN where she (and Bill) raised their 6 children. Jan ran a small business and volunteered at her church, her children’s schools, and the local nursing home. Jan and Bill’s marriage was a true love story to the end. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, playing a caring and active role in her children and grandchildren’s lives up to her death. Jan was a kind, gentle, patient, and gracious soul, with a knock out smile and sparkling blue eyes. Jan had a strong faith and by her example taught us all to be better people. Jan was an outstanding host, often opening her home to family, friends, neighbors, and passersby. On Thanksgiving her “dressing” and “pumpkin pies” were legendary, as were her Christmas Tree Decorating Parties, and lively “Dinner” club gatherings. No one will ever forget her “famous & delicious” divinity.  When not spending time with family or friends, Jan was an avid walker, reader, gardener, and Minnesota Twins fan. She possessed a quick wit and a fantastic sense of humor.

Jan was preceded in death by her parents, John and Agnes Welter, and her siblings, Eleanore (Sr. Linnea, OSB), Dorothy, Helen, Gus, Esther (Sr. Michelle, OSB), Jim, and Norbert.   

Jan is survived by her loving husband Bill, her six children: Tom(Mary), Steve(Lori), Mark(Kate), Michelle(Scott) Johnson, Mike(Meghan), Pete(Mandy), her sixteen grandchildren, her brother, Jerry Welter and sister-in-law, Gladys Lebens.  She is also survived by many nieces and nephews who loved her dearly.   

Special thanks to the loving caregivers at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, MN and Friendship Village in Bloomington, MN and her compassionate physician, Dr. Maggie McEvoy

Jan was a true hero. Going about her life in a simple manner, loving her husband, children, and friends and through her actions and example making the world a better place. Jan will be greatly missed and forever loved by her family and friends. Mass of Christian Burial Monday, October 10th 11:00 a.m. at Assumption Catholic Church 305 E. 77th St. Richfield, MN.  Visitation one-hour prior to the Mass. Private interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery.  

For memorials please consider a donation to Bridging, 201 W 87th Street, Bloomington, MN 55420.


BLOOMINGTON, MN    952.888.7771

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Passed away on September 22, 2016 at age 48. She was preceded in death by Grandma and Grandpa Munson, Grandma and Grandpa Hoerchner, and Uncle Lee Hoerchner. Survived by father, Will; mother, Lynn (Hoerchner); brother, Brent; uncle, Don Munson; cousins, Julie and Dan and their families; aunt, Carolyn and Don Westberg; cousins, Michelle, Kristin, and Rick and their families. Memorial Service Saturday October 8, 2016 11 AM at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 4240 Gettysburg Ave N,  New Hope, MN. Visitation one hour prior to service. Lunch following the service at the church.


NEW HOPE, MN       763.531.1777

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Mary Jo (MJ) Welter age 49 of Shakopee, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease at Abbott Northwestern Hospital on September 23, 2016.  Born October 21, 1966 in Minneapolis, MN to James and Mary Ann (Scholz) Welter.  Preceded in death by parents; brother, Vincent; and foster parents Delores and Paul Berrry.  She is survived by five sisters, Judy, Gail, Lynn, Clare, and Paula; four brothers, Peter, Ben Mike, and Ted; and her lifelong friend and foster sister, Connie.  Mary Jo spent her childhood in Hawaii and Bloomington, and then settled at a group home in Shakopee.  The careful and loving care of the Thomas Allen staff enabled Mary Jo to live a long and happy life with Down Syndrome, and we are forever thankful to all the people who cared for her.  Mary Jo was proud of her various jobs - sorting, wrapping silverware in napkins - whatever assignment she was given.  She loved being the center of attention, telling stories, singing songs, and playing kings-in-the-corner.  Her moods passed liked clouds and sunshine, and her short life was a happy life.  This past year of suffering with seizures and complications with medicines has ended.  May the angels lead her into paradise, and like the poor Lazarus, may she have eternal rest.  Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 11 AM - Church of the Assumption, 305 East 77th Street, Richfield, MN.  Visitation one hour prior to mass at church. Funeral lunch to follow.  Memorials may be directed to Prolife Across America.   

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Friday, October 7, 2016

Hviding, Terrence J. “Terry” age 72 of Bloomington. Preceded in death by parents, Steve and Eldora Hviding; and brother, Mike Hviding. Survived by brother, Dan (Connie) Hviding; sister, Kay (Norris) Berg; sister-in-law, Gloria Hviding; 7 nieces and nephews; and a friend of Bill W. since May 12, 1974. Visitation Friday October 7, 2016 4-7 p.m. at Gill Brothers Funeral Home 9947 Lyndale Ave. So. Bloomington, MN. Prayer service at 6:30 p.m. Memorials preferred to Donors Choice.


BLOOMINGTON, MN      952.888.7771

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Age 93, of Bloomington, MN, died on September 23, 2016. She was an employee of Northern States Power Company for 34 years. Preceded in death by her parents, Matthew and Tina Meyers; brothers, Harry Meyers, Peter Meyers, Willard Meyers and George Meyers; sisters, Marie Krall, Claire Carlson, Rita Fuchs and Betty Siebert. Survived by many beloved nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, October 6 at 10 AM at Nativity of Mary Catholic Church, 9900 Lyndale Ave S, Bloomington. Visitation one hour prior to Mass at the church. Interment at St. Gabriel’s Cemetery in Fulda, MN.


BLOOMINGTON, MN        952 888 7771

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Kathleen "Kate" (nee Heitzman) age 88 of Bloomington. Passed away 10-2-2016. Preceded in death by parents, Clara and Anton; brothers, Lloyd and Elwood; husband of 58 years, Terry Stratton.  Survived by her eight children, Carol (Dave) Thersleff, Sandy (Rick) Rusch, Jim (Nancy) Stratton, Jeff Stratton, Mary (Tom) Bauer, Patricia (Putts, Lee) Krueger, Tess (Tim) Caskey and Tom (Kathy) Stratton; 17 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; brother, Fran Heitzman; sister, Mary Sullivan and many nieces and nephews.  Memorials preferred to Bridging, 201 W. 87th Street, Bloomington, MN 55420.  Funeral 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 5th at The Church of the Nativity of Mary, 9900 Lyndale Ave. S., Bloomington with visitation one hour prior to mass at church.  Interment Bloomington Cemetery.

www.GILLBROTHERS.com              Bloomington, Minnesota                952-888-7771


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