James Andrew Ruder, age 84 of Minneapolis, peacefully went to be with our Lord October 18, 2015.. Born November 4, 1930 in Westmont, Illinois to Leo and Cleo Ruder. Preceded in death by little angel grandson, Michael. Survived by wife of 61 years, Glee; daughters, Renee (Harry) Blahnik, Teresa (Bill) Greig, Julie Ruder and Carrie Ruder (Jeff White); 12 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; family and friends. Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m., Thursday, October 29th at The Church of the Annunciation, 509 W. 54th Street, Mpls. Visitation 5-8 p.m., Wednesday, October 28th at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 5801 Lyndale Ave. S. and one hour prior to mass at church. Interment Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis.
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Pederson, Edward M. “Mel” age 96 of Bloomington passed away on October 22, 2015. Preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Alice Pederson; sisters, Dagmar and Evelyn; brothers, Curtis and Martin Jr. Ed was a 1938 graduate of Minneapolis South High School and spent the years 1941-1945 in the U.S. Army with 18 months overseas in the Pacific Theater. He was a member of Everett McClay VFW post #1296 and Ear Hill American Legion Post #550. Edward is survived by his beloved wife and best friend, Marie; daughter Cheryl (Donald) Bridge, grandson, Justin (Alecia) Bridge; granddaughter, Angela (Dale Miller) Bridge; many other relative and friends. Ed fought prostate cancer since 1983 and finally too weak to fight anymore, he went to be with his Lord. Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday October 27, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Church of St. Bonaventure, 901 East 90th St. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday 1 hour prior to Mass at Church only.
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Judith Lee Schaudt, age 73, of Bloomington, MN passed away peacefully on October 21, 2015 with family by her side. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl “Bud” Schaudt and Mary Bright Schaudt Thompson; step-father, Leonard Thompson; paternal grandparents, Henry and Delia Schaudt; maternal grandparents, Wesley and Mary Bright. Survived by sister, Patricia Readmond; brother, Fred (Roxy) Thompson; sister, Faye (Bill) Prout; one nephew; five nieces; six great-nephews; uncle, Chuck (Phyllis) Bright; aunts, Muriel Bright and Leona Sauer; many cousins; and her special kitty, Molly. Service will be held at Gill Brothers Funeral Home 9947 Lyndale Ave S Bloomington, MN on Monday October 26th at 11:30 a.m. Visitation one hour prior to service. Light lunch to follow. Interment Dawn Valley Memorial Park, Bloomington.
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Gerald Franklin (Jerry) McHugh, aged 78, died at home in St. Louis Park, Minnesota on October 15, 2015. He was born on August 30, 1937, in Litchfield, Minnesota, to Frank P. and Irene C. (McGraw) McHugh. He attended Litchfield schools. Jerry married Geraldine (Geri) Vandeberg in Minneapolis on January 9, 1965. After serving in the U.S. Army, Jerry worked for the Chicago and Great Northern Railroad, but became a Conservation Officer with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in 1964, and worked as a Conservation Officer until his retirement in 1997. An outdoorsman since childhood, Jerry loved his work and often said it hardly seemed like a job at all. Jerry began his career with the DNR in Montevideo, Minnesota, but then he and Geri lived and worked in Virginia, Minnesota, for more than 30 years before retiring to Sun Lakes, Arizona. They moved back to Minnesota in 2015 to be closer to family. While working full-time, Jerry used the G.I. Bill to attend Mesabi Community College where he received an associate of arts degree. He valued education and was an avid reader his entire life. Jerry loved hunting, fishing, and just walking through the woods in northern Minnesota. His favorite place on earth was Vermillion Trout Lake in the BWCA. In Sun Lakes, he was a twice daily regular on the dog walking circuit with his dogs and dog-walking friends and spent many hours volunteering with Neighbors Who Care. He was active in the Lion’s Club in both Virginia and Sun Lakes. Jerry is survived by his wife, Geraldine, his daughter, Mary McHugh of Chesapeake Beach, Maryland, his son, Patrick McHugh, daughter-in-law, Laura McHugh, and much-loved grandchildren, Maggie and Liam McHugh, of Minneapolis, brothers Gene (Patricia) McHugh of Minneapolis and Jim (Dorothy) McHugh of Savage, sister Sara (Randy) Meyer of Mankato, many nieces and nephews and his dogs, Mickey and Goldie. He was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Irene, his sister, Mary Frances Bracht and her husband, Paul, his niece, Julie Bracht, his nephew, Brendan McHugh, and many beloved dogs, especially Buggs, his constant companion as a Conservation Officer and retiree. Mass of Christian Burial, Saturday, October 24th, 2015 at 11 AM ~ Church of St. Thomas the Apostle, 2914 West 44th Street. Interment Monday at 11:45 AM ~ Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Visitation one hour prior to mass at church. If so desired, memorials may be directed to KAXE Northern Community Radio or Minnesota Conservation Volunteer.
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Dennis L. Macziewski Sr., age 77 of Bloomington. Preceded in death by wife, Janet and brother, Randy. Survived by sons, Dennis Jr., Chad; daughters, Denise’ Shauntane (Tony) Kervina; granddaughters, Cindy and Valerie; siblings, Al, Janice, Lois, Loren, Joann, Pam, Sue and Jeff. Funeral service Friday 1 p.m. at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Ave. So. Visitation one hour prior to service only.
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John W. “Whitey” age 84 of Edina formerly of Minneapolis and Burnsville, Preceded in death by wife, Audrey; sister, Mary. Survived by children, Steve (Carol), Sandie (Tim) Fuller and Rick (Kim); grandchildren, Jim (Andrea), Tom (Emily), Dan (Shannon), Stephanie, Dan, Michael, Patrick, Keira, Gavin; great-grandchildren, Hannah, Connor, Madeline and Claire; daughter-in-law Kathleen Westlund. Funeral Service Wednesday 1 p.m. at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church (Rev. Kurt Kalland officiating) 5025 Knox Avenue South. Interment Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday 5-8 p.m. at Gill Brothers Funeral Home. 9947 Lyndale Ave. So. And 1 hour prior to service at church. Memorials preferred to donor’s choice.
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Johnson, Lucia Anne
Age 61 of Lakeville, MN. on October 13th after a long battle with cancer. Born December 28th, 1953 in Aurora, CO to Dominic and Myra (Andersen) Pettinari. Preceded in death by parents Dominic and Myra of Buhl, MN. Survived by husband, Arthur (Artie), and sister and brother-in-law, Julie and Jon Myhre. Mass of Christian Burial Monday, October 19th, 2015, 11 AM at All Saints Catholic Church, 19795 Holyoke Avenue, Lakeville, MN. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Visitation Sunday, 12 noon - 3 pm at Gill Brothers Bloomington Chapel, 9947 Lyndale Avenue South and one hour prior to mass at church. If so desired, memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society.
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Henry, Susan Carol (Hendrickson)
Age 64, formerly of Utah, and recently of the Twin Cities. Preceded in death by father, Merle E. Hendrickson. Survived by children, Alex and Alison and their father, Kevin; mother, Helen Hendrickson; sister and brother-in-law, DoRayne and David Johnson. nephews, Andrew and Art; nieces, Ashley and Tiffany; great-nephews, Bailey and Parker; sisters-in-law, Janis and Gail. Funeral service Monday, October 19th, 2015, 11 AM at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 4100 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN with visitation one hour prior to service. If so desired memorials may be directed to the Bethlehem Music Series.
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Thomas K. Diehlage age 72 of Edina. Preceded in death by parents, David G. and Bernadette Diehl. Survived by siblings, David R. Diehl, Sheila (Bruce Hoyt) Kelly-Hoyt, and Mary (Joe) Drexel; many nieces and nephews. Tom’s love was music, jazz being his favorite and getting to know many prominent jazz musicians over the years. Funeral service Friday 10:30 a.m. at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 5801 Lyndale Ave. So. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Visitation ½ hour prior to service Friday. Memorials preferred to Alzheimers Association.
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Passed away on October 9, 2015. Born January 29, 1927 in Cleveland, ND, to John and Alma Maus. Her family moved a lot because of her father’s lumberyard job. She graduated high school from Minnehaha Academy. She married Gerald Dufour in 1964. They lived in New Hope most of their married life. She was employed at Bloom Brothers for 52 years as office manager. Connie and Jerry enjoyed many years going to their home in Garrison, MN. Connie loved to read and go to the casino and enjoyed her many dogs that she had over the years. A special thank you to the staff at Sunrise of Golden Valley for their wonderful care these past three years. Also a thank you to the hospice staff, who gave Connie loving care at the end of her life. She is preceded in death by her husband Gerald Dufour, her parents, John and Alma Maus; brothers, Kenneth Maus, Duwayne Maus; sisters, Inez Rasumssen, Marilyn Blegen, Dulis Marcotte, and Gwendolyn Maus. She is survived by her sister-in-laws, Ruth Maus and Lorraine Maus; many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews. Funeral service is Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 11:00 AM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 7300 42nd Ave N, New Hope. Visitation one hour prior to service at 10 AM. Interment at Gethsemane Cemetery.
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