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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Dorothy E. Dahle, of Minneapolis, MN. was born May 11,1925 in Chicago, IL. She was predeceased by her husbands, Archibald Benham and Oscar B. Dahle; parents, Eino and Alma (Salmi) Tuomi, and brother, Allan Tuomi of Brainerd, MN.   Dorothy is survived by her four children, Totiana (Robert) Pillsbury of Nokomis, FL., Archibald Kelley (Judy) Benham of Minneapolis, MN., Dorothy Benham of Chanhassen, MN. and Sean Benham of Brainerd, MN.  Grandchildren, Robert and Phillip (Krista) Pillsbury, Archibald Kelley (Jennifer) and Alex (Tina) Benham, Adam (Sarah), Russell, Ben and Mia Anderson, Madeline and Richard McGowan, Sean (Melanie) and James Benham, and eight great-grandchildren. Dorothy, being a woman of many talents won a two year scholarship to the Art Institute in Chicago.  During a visit to California she auditioned for and was chosen by Sam Goldwyn of Goldwyn Studio / Universal and Warner Bros. to be a “Golden Girl” and immediately began a career in movies.  Being a singer she performed with the USO in Beverly Hills, CA.  She was the first Mrs. Minnesota crowned in 1952 and a top model in the Twin Cities for Donaldson’s and Powers Department Stores while under contract with Nilah Brooks Modeling Agency out of Chicago, IL. Dorothy wanted to thank all of her children and niece Roxanne Tuomi for their love and care.  A very special thanks to her wonderful team of doctors, Sandy Oberembt-PA, Dr. Jason Sanchez and Dr. Nicole Loeding.  A private service was held Thursday, July  28th, 2016.  Memorials preferred to the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN   612.861.6088

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Bjorlie, Kaia K.

Age 28 of Edina, MN.  Beloved daughter, sister, granddaughter, cousin, niece, and friend, died suddenly  on July 18th.  She was preceded in death by grandparents Joseph and Norma Kavanaugh and Ruth Bjorlie.  She is survived by parents Jon Bjorlie and Kathleen (Kate) Kavanaugh; brothers Jack and Lucas;  grandfather Kermit Bjorlie; and a large and loving extended  family.

 Kaia attended Edina High School and graduated from St. Olaf College in 2010.  She worked at US Bank as an appraisal review coordinator and played French horn for the St. Anthony Civic Orchestra.  We will miss our kind and beautiful girl.  She had a witty sense of humor, an amazing way of knowing all the words to every song, a love of books and travel, a deep love and loyalty to her friends and family, and a gentle beautiful spirit that touched all who knew her.    Memorial service Saturday, July 30th at 1 PM ~ Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 4100 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55409 with visitation beginning at 12 Noon.  

Our hearts are broken.  May her spirit soar with the angels and "swing from the chandeliers" in heaven.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to the World Wildlife Fund.


Gill Brothers   612-861-6088


Friday, July 29, 2016

MacHolda, Ralph J. 

Age 88 of Edina, MN.  Born July 25, 1927 in Beaver Falls, MN to John and Mary (Dobias) MacHolda.   Preceded in death by parents and brother Donald.  Survived by wife of 62 years, Beverly (Peterson) MacHolda; daughters, Mary (John) Miller and  Judy Bowman; sons,  Edward (Susan) MacHolda and David MacHolda; 4 grandchildren, Ashley and Morgan MacHolda, Connor and Keenan Bowman; and many other relatives and friends.  Friend of Bill W. for 36 years.    Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, July 29th at 11 AM ~ Church of Saint Richard, 7540 Penn Avenue South, Richfield, MN  55423.  Visitation one hour prior to mass at the church.  Interment following lunch at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.  If so desired, memorials may be directed to St. Mary's Preservation Fund of Bechynor or the Church of St. Richard.

Gill Brothers  612-861-6088


Thursday, July 28, 2016

Olson, Donald A. age 82 of Burnsville, MN passed away on July 25, 2016. Preceded in death by parents, Carl and Mildred; and daughter, Shelley. Survived by wife, Rochelle; children, Cindy, Kathy (Neal), Julie (Chuck), and Jeff (Kelly); 7 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; and sister, Karen (Kirk) Antone. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday 10am at the Church of the Nativity of Mary 9900 Lyndale Ave S. Bloomington, MN. Visitation one hour prior to mass at church. In lieu of flower memorials preferred to American Diabetes Association.  


BLOOMINGTON, MN      952.888.7771

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Gladys Irene Hazekamp was called to her heavenly home on July 22, 2016. She died peacefully at home, finally free after living with dementia for a number of years.  Born September 25, 1929 in Muskegon, MI to Derk and Edna Buit.  She married Bernard J. Hazekamp in 1950.  She will be dearly missed by her husband of 65 years, Bernard; children, Rick (Anne) Hazekamp, Kurt (Linda) Hazekamp, Gail (Luke) Spiegelhoff, Dawn Hallgrimson and Beth (Arlyn) Rozeboom; 17 grandchildren, Zachary HazekampSierra Barkley, Elijah HazekampBrady Lund, Shaeler Lund, Erin HazekampKatie HazekampJeremy ForslinKristi Cole, Amy Sawyer, Faith SpiegelhoffKurt DybdahlBrandon DybdahlRachel HallgrimsonAustin RozeboomChase RozeboomChristian Rozeboom; 10 Great-Grandchildren; sisters, Arlene (Cecil) Martens and Louise Dykema; brother, Paul (Johanna) Buit; other family and friends.  Faith and family were most important to Gladys. She was a loving wife, mom, and grandma.  She loved to play games, visit with friends, travel,and attended many grandchildren's activities.  She enjoyed God's creation, always noticing the beauty all around her.  She had the gifts of hospitality and serving others. The family would like to thank the wonderful caregivers at Eagan Pointe Senior Living Memory Care and the Interim Hospice Team. They all cared so lovingly for our mom and dad and we are filled with gratitude. Funeral Service 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 27th at Riverside Reformed Church, 10201 Nicollet Avenue South, Bloomington.  Visitation, 5-8 p.m., Tuesday, July 26th at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Ave. South, Bloomington and one our prior to service at church.  Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to Feed My Starving Children or Riverside Reformed Church

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


Friday, July 22, 2016

Fred Elwood Wallace, age 86, of New Hope and formerly Chisholm, graduated to his heavenly home on July 18, his work on earth done. A faithful servant of God, Fred was a pastor and carpenter for over 40 years in Duluth and Chisholm. His positive attitude, patient spirit, and servant’s heart brought hope and joy to the people in his life. Fred faced each struggle, including Parkinson’s, with a rare and unwavering faith in God. He spent his final months at St. Therese of New Hope where he was loved by staff as he shared Christ’s love with those around him.

Fred is survived by his loving wife Sharon; children Dave (Joan) of Bloomington, Peter (Paula) of Rochester, Tim (Cindy) of Cottage Grove, Susan (John) Cvek of Brooklyn Park, Barbara (Chris) Rose of Brooklyn Park, and ten grandchildren: Sam Wallace of Bloomington; Michael and Sidamo Wallace of Rochester; Connor, Ella, and Laney Wallace of Cottage Grove; Jenny and Jackie Cvek of Brooklyn Park; Jacob and Sophia Rose of Brooklyn Park.
Visitation is at 11:00, memorial service at noon, with lunch following on Friday, July 22 at Edinbrook Church, 4300 Edinbrook Parkway in Brooklyn Park. Another memorial gathering will take place on Sunday, July 24 at the Chisholm Baptist Church at 3:00 with a light lunch following.
NEW HOPE, MN     763.531.1777

Friday, July 22, 2016
Loegering, Donald L, AF Maj, Ret; of St. Louis Park, beloved member of the Basilica of Saint Mary congregation, passed away June 10th of congestive heart failure at age 93.
His long and varied adult life started when he joined the Army Air Corps toward the end of World War II and became a fighter pilot flying P-61 Black Widow Fighters in China.  He stayed in the Air Corps after the war and continued as a fighter pilot for the Korean Conflict where he flew 100 missions in the jet powered F-80 Shooting Star.  He retired from the Air Force after a 20 year career that included stints as a B-47 Bomber pilot and instructor, Information Officer at various duty stations, and even time as a military lawyer in Occupied Japan.
After retirement, the family moved to the San Francisco area where he pursued his interests in music, singing, and little theatre.  After singing with various choral groups in Marin County, in 1974 he auditioned for and was accepted by the San Francisco Symphony Chorus for a paid singing position.
But always having had itchy feet, he joined the Peace Corps in the late 70s.  His first stint was in Swaziland, Africa, and after a short break he took a second assignment in Jamaica.  He taught woodworking skills to young people for both assignments.
A motorcycle accident cut short his second assignment due to the need for medical attention back in the U.S., and he returned to Minneapolis, Minnesota.  He then decided that it was time to complete his interrupted college education.  He majored in Music and Art History and his curriculum included exchange programs in Cambridge, England and Salzburg, Austria.  He graduated in 1987 at age 65.
As a matter of course, he became involved in the choral music scene in Minneapolis and sang with several world-renowned choruses and choirs including the Minnesota Choral and the Basilica of Saint Mary choir.  In later years he was very involved in daily activities for Mass, helping with preparations and doing readings.
Don also had a life-long love of photography.   He maintained an active studio and darkroom, as well as a matting and framing operation at the Stevens Square Center for the Arts in Minneapolis.  His favorite subjects were architectural, particularly churches all over the world.  Last August he mounted an exhibit of his photos of the Basilica as part of their 100 year anniversary celebration.
He is survived by his five children; Mark Loegering of Rockledge Florida, Steve Loegering of Baltimore, Maryland, Terri Loegering of Healy Alaska, Pat Loegering of Roseburg Oregon, and Lisa Blumenthal of La Quinta California.  He is also survived by seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
There will be a visitation at 11:00 and Mass of Christian Burial, at 12:00 on July 22, 2016 at the Basilica of Saint Mary, 1600 Hennepin Avenue.  Military honors graveside ceremony at 1:30 at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery.
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Friday, July 22, 2016

Died peacefully at his home with his family in Minneapolis on July 8, 2016.  He was 86 and had been a long-time professor at the University of Minnesota, retiring in 2014 as a Regents’ Professor.  Jim was a unique individual whose interests were both broad and deep.  He was devoted to his family, his work as a hematologist specializing in platelets, and to the game of golf.  Born in Duluth in 1929 to Robert J. White and Catherine Sinnott White.  Jim’s father was a captain in the US Army and died in Bataan, Philippines in 1942.  From the time Jim was very young, his family shared a home with his Aunt Helen and his cousins, William and Patrick Hedrick.  In 1935, the two families relocated to Minneapolis.  Catherine and Helen raised the four boys together as brothers.  They attended school and college together and had a very special bond.  Jim graduated from De La Salle High School in 1947.  He graduated from St. Thomas College in 1951, where he was active in athletics, playing on the championship football teams of 1947-49 and the Cigar Bowl team of 1949.  Jim was named to the 1950 Little All-America Football Team.  After completing his undergraduate degree, he turned down the Los Angeles Rams to attend the University of Minnesota Medical School, graduating in 1955.  That same year he married the love of his life, Mary Simonet, and moved to Detroit for his internship.  Drafted into the US Army in 1958, Jim was stationed to serve in Fort Meade, MD as a doctor.  In 1960, he began working at the University of Minnesota.  He spent more than 50 years working at the University of Minnesota, specializing in hematology research.  Jim pioneered the use of the electron microscope to study platelets which are critical for normal blood clotting.  He was responsible for major breakthroughs in the understanding of the changes in the functions that accompany many blood disorders, which greatly improved the treatment of bleeding and clotting disorders.  Jim served on the National Institutes of Health and published over 700 articles during his long academic career.  He brought the tool of electron microscopy from its infancy, and his photo-micrographs adorn the pages of the best hematology texts around the world.  Jim received numerous awards from the University of Minnesota throughout his life, including being named Regents’ Professor of Pediatrics, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology in 1984, and the Harold S. Diehl Award for Outstanding Achievement in 2005.  Jim was acknowledged as the top platelet doctor in the world.  He was recognized nationally and internationally with many awards for his scholarly research and contributions to the field of medicine, eventually receiving the Hemostasis & Thrombosis Research Society Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013.  Jim greatly enjoyed the game of golf, playing all over the world.  Whether he was up at his place on Lake Sylvan, at home in Minneapolis or on the golf course, Jim loved spending time with his family and friends.  He was preceded in death by his brother Robert J. White, M.D., formerly of Cleveland, OH; and by his sons Gregory and Michael.  He is survived by his wife Mary; children Catherine (Markellos) Tsarouhas, Thomas (Kelly Klein) and James (Ruthann); grandchildren Parker, Jack, Emmanuel, Maria, Harriet and Sylvia; cousins William and Patrick Hedrick; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.  Mass of Christian burial will be at 11:00 a.m. on July 22 at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 4537 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419.  Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until immediately prior to service.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Society of Hematology (ASH) Foundation (2021 L Street NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20036); or St. Joan of Arc Church (4537 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419); or to the charity of your choice. 


Minneapolis       (612) 861-6088

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Age 23, of Prior Lake, died unexpectedly on July 16, 2016. He is survived by his son, Wyatt; father, Bryan (Carina); mother, Samantha (Brad); brother, Brandon; sisters, Cali & Lena; uncles & aunts, Curtis, Kris, Mary, & Dan; grandparents, Art & Carol and Dale & Linda; Wyatt’s mother, Jenna; and numerous cousins. Travis was a class of 2011 graduate of Prior Lake High School, very adventurous and loved the outdoors, and proud and dedicated father to Wyatt, all things revolved around his son. Funeral service Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 3 PM at Riverside Reformed Church, 10201 Nicollet Ave S, Bloomington. Visitation 1 hour prior to service at the church.


Bloomington 952-888-7771

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Marion Louise Cornelius of Crystal, MN.  Born November 26, 1929 in Claire City, SD; died July 15, 2016 at the age of 86.  Preceded in death by her husband, Howard; parents, Clement and Anna Sebek; siblings, Edward, Evelyn, Rusty, Pearl, Viola, Ruth, Wallace, Rolland and Dode.  Survived by children, Wallace (Cheryl) Cornelius, Candace Cornelius (Joe Headley), Jane (David) Kelvie and Robert Cornelius; grandchildren, Jennifer, Kimberly, Jeffrey, Jacob, Amanda, David, Nicholas, Jessica and Melissa; 11 great-grandchildren; siblings, Joel Sebek and Jackie VanDeusen; special people, niece Betty Ann, Jim Jopp and Michelle Perry; many family and friends  Funeral Service, 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 20th at St. James Lutheran Church, 6700- 46th Place N., Crystal.  Visitation 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, July 19th at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 7300 - 42nd Ave. N., New Hope and one hour prior to service at church.   Interment Glen Haven Memorial Gardens, Crystal.  

www.GILLBROTHERS.com                  New Hope, MN                     763-531-1777


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