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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Olive Mae Montgomery, age 91 of Bloomington, MN passed away peacefully on 4/20/2016 surrounded by her loving family.  She was born in Howard Lake, MN on 6/1/1924 to Alex and Ada Hess and was a caring daughter, sister wife, mother and grandmother.  Preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Cecil; first born son, Gary; her parents and her siblings, Lila, Dathel and Pete.  She is survived by 3 children, Thomas, Connie (Thomas) Harder and Michael; 2 grandchildren, Christen (Ben) Dockter and Kyle (Kayla) Harder; great-grandson, Nolan; sister, Audrey "Audie" Wong and many nieces and nephews. Funeral Service 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 4th at Oak Grove Presbyterian Church, 2200 W. Old Shakopee Rd., Bloomington with visitation one hour prior to service. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Olive Ada Mae Hess "Ollie" Montgomery, was born and raised in the country, moved to the city but she never forgot her country roots.  Always welcoming an always forgiving - You will be greatly missed.  We love you.

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

Monday, May 2, 2016

Helen Elizabeth Griffith. age 82 of St. Paul died  peacefully on April 27, 2016 surround by her family. Helen was born in Graceville, MN.  She is the last surviving child of Leo and Ellen Irene (nee Mahoney) Griffith. She is also preceded in death by her brothers, Jim, Tom, Mike and Roger.  She is survived by sisters-in-law, Marguerite and Claudia Griffith; many nieces and nephews. Helen has been sober since January 26, 1974 and retired from Fairview Riverside Medical Center as it’s Spiritual Care Counselor. Mass of Christian Burial Monday 11:00 a.m. at the Church of St. Joan of Arc, 4537 3rd Ave. So. Minneapolis.  Visitation 1 hour prior to Mass at church.  Memorials preferred to Fairview Recovery Services.


MINNEAPOLIS, MN  612 861 6088

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Ambrose Meyer born 4/12/1945 was freed from his dementia on 4/25/2016.

Ambrose was born in New Richmond, Wisconsin to Ambrose and Bonnie (McNamara) Meyer and welcomed home by his 7 brothers.  After Graduation he moved to St. Paul and worked for McPhillip’s Brothers Roofing.

In 1969 he married Christine Newell. In 1972 he decided he needed something new and went to Mohler’s Barber School.  After graduation they moved to Silver Bay, MN and bought half of the Barber Shop there.  When the taconite plant closed in 1986, he relocated to Plymouth, MN and bought into Ken’s Barber Shop in Glen Lake.  He loved the shop and his customers and stayed there until he retired in 2007.

Ambrose could fill a room with his personality.  He always tried to be the life of the party (often to the embarrassment of his wife)!  He loved camping, the cabin in Garrison, the condo in Florida and garage night with the “kids” in River Falls.

Ambrose was preceded in death by brothers, Duane (Theresa), Dean (Betty), Dale, John, Roger, Nolan;  his parents, Ambrose and Veronica; his mother, and father-in-law, Lyle and Grace Newell, sister-in-law, Sharon Fitzpatrick and brother’s-in-law, Gordy Staves and Ken Fitzpatrick.

He is survived by his wife, Christine; brother, Donald (Shirley), sister’s-in-law, Pat Meyer (Dale), Diane O’Keeffe (John), Barb Meyer (Roger), Monica Meyer (Nolan), Judy (Eric) Hanson, brother-in-law, Virgil (Jill) Newell; special friends, Will and Sharyn Strand.

He and his wife never had children, but he was very close to, had a special relationship with and is survived by his nieces, nephews and their families. 

Mass of Christian Burial Saturday 10:30 a.m. at the Church of St. Joseph, 8701 36th Ave. North. Interment St. Bridget’s Cemetery, River Falls, WI. Visitation Saturday 1 hour prior to Mass at church only.

A special thank you to the Care Staff of Sunrise Senior Living in Minnetonka and the North Memorial Hospice staff.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Sunrise Senior Living of Minnetonka Staff Fund or North Memorial Hospice is appreciated.


NEW HOPE, MN       763 531 1777

Friday, April 29, 2016

Marguerite Y. Woods, age 102 of Edina, MN.  Born October 13, 1913 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Joseph and Rosalie (Teronzon) Angeloni.  Preceded in death by husband, Kenneth Leo Woods.  Survived by daughter, Diane Johnson and grandson, Jason Johnson.  Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, April 29, 2016 at 11 AM ~ Church of the Annunciation, 509 West 54th Street, Minneapolis, MN  55419.  Interment ~ St. Mary's Cemetery. 



MINNEAPOLIS, MN  612 861 6088

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Larson, Diana L. 

Age 65 of New Hope, MN.  Born October 8, 1950 in Minneapolis, MN to Robert Herchenbach and Mary "Penny" Walker.  Survived by children, Joshua Larson (Chad King), Jessica (B.J.) Daisey, Jeremy Larson, and Jillian Larson; grandchildren, Kaytlin and Bevyn Larson, and Keegan Daisey; mother, Penny Walker; step-mother, Sharon Wittman; and step-sister, Terri Wittman.  Private famiy services and interment.  

Gill Brothers   763-531-1777


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Savoie, David P. age 84 of Bloomington, MN passed away peacefully at home on April 19, 2016. Preceded in death by parents, Leo and Margaret; siblings, Richard, Roger, and Jeanette. Survived by wife of 55 years, Sheila and children and grandchildren, Diane (Steve (pid)), Megan, Alana and Sandra; Deborah (Rich), Connor; Michele (Louis), Marie, Adam and Maggie; John, Katie and Jackson; Theresa (Tom), Emily, Monica, Natalie and Julianna. Faith, family and friends mattered most to David. Mass of Christian Burial is Tuesday, April 26th at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Nativity of Mary 9900 Lyndale Ave. So. Bloomington, MN. Visitation at 9 a.m. at the church. Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Mpls. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Our Lady of Peace Cancer Home in St. Paul and/ or Camp Confidence Therapeutic Camp in Brainerd, MN.


BLOOMINGTON, MN      952.888.7771

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Mark A. Renstrom age 46 of Robbinsdale died tragically from an auto accident while up north at his cabin on April 16, 2016. Survived by loving wife, Anne; beloved children, Luke and Dru; parents, Allen and Gayle Renstrom; siblings, Christopher (Jill) Renstrom, Wendy (Keith) Jacobsen; nieces, Allie and Audrey Jacobsen; mother and father-in-law, Sharon and Jon Brakke. Preceded in death by brother-in-law, Peter Brakke. Please come and help us celebrate Mark’s life Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church of Plymouth, 12235 Old Rockford Road, Plymouth and on Wednesday with a Visitation  4-8 p.m at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 7300 42nd Ave. North and one hour prior to service at church.  Memorials preferred to the family: https://www.gofundme.com/renstrom


NEW HOPE, MN  763 531 1777

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Houts, W. Wallace

Age 88 of Bloomington, MN.  Born October 30, 1927 in Rockford, Iowa to John Maxwell Houts and Caroline T. (Talbot) Houts.  Retired art teacher at Richfield High School.  Survived by wife, Beverly; children, Rob (Lisa), Mary Jane Finley, Rick (Susie), Chuck (Teri), and Chris (Marci); thirteen grandchildren, Kelly Rae, Joe, Brooke, Taylor, Jessica (Jay), Mike, Kevin, Lexi, Lauren, Jake, Tony, Ian, and Jason; sister, Marilyn (Chuck) Roudebush.  Funeral service Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 7 PM ~ Richfield United Methodist Church, 5835 Lyndale Avenue So. with visitation beginning at 6 PM.  Private interment ~ Dawn Valley Memorial Park.  If so desired, memorials may be directed to the Boy Scouts of America.

Gill Brothers   612-861-6088


Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Elizabeth I. Barnett, age 97 of Bloomington.  Preceded in death by husband, Richard F. Barnett.  Survived by children, Kathleen (Paul) Boldischar, Colleen (Tom) Naughton, Colin (Mary Kay), Pat (Teri), Dan (Peg Ekstrand) and Mike (Liz); 18 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; “little birdy” coming July 2016; brother, Tommy Tamm; many nieces and nephews; special friend and business partner, Maggie Abeln (Abeln and Barnett Estate Sales).  Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 20th at The Church of St. Patrick, 6820 St. Patrick’s Lane, Edina with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m.  Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Patrick’s Church or donor’s choice.
Minneapolis, MN  612-861-6088

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Evelyn Elaine Anderson, age 90. Born April 16, 1925; passed away peacefully on April 12, 2016.  Preceded in death by husband of 49 years, E. Delbert Anderson; son, Richard L. Anderson; parents, John and Arvida Anderson; brother, Leland Anderson.  Survived by son, Ronald (Laurie) Anderson; daughter, Nancy (Aaron) Robinson; grandchildren, James, Kristin, Bryce (Emily), Ian, Cherie (Justin Goyer), Micheal Perkins (Jennifer), Philip Perkins (Jaime);  10 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Georgia  Anderson; and many nieces and nephews.  Evelyn lived in Minnesota, Colorado and Texas.  She was a kind spirit and will be missed by many. Funeral Service 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 16th at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 5801 Lyndale Avenue South with visitation one hour prior to service only.  Interment Mission Covenant Cemetery, Rush City, MN.  
Minneapolis, MN   612-861-6088


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