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Friday, January 27, 2017

Mollie (Mary Lillis) Campbell age 82 of Hopkins, MN, formerly of Southwest Minneapolis.  Born December 28, 1934 in Evanston, Illinois to Charles and Josephine (Jozwiak) Campbell.   A graduate of the Academy of the Hoy Angels and Duchesne College of the Sacred Heart, Omaha, NE.  A fifth grade teacher for 36 years beginning at Annunciation School in Minneapolis, and then Park Knoll and Cedar Manor in the St. Louis Park School system.  Former volunteer at Methodist Hospital and an avid traveler.  Survived by cousins and dear friends, Kathleen Green, Kay Carlson, and Amy Gilles.  Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, January 27, 2017 at 11 a.m., at the Church of the Annunciation, 509 West 54th Street, Minneapolis, MN.  Visitation one half hour prior to Mass at church.   Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery, St. Joseph, MO.  If so desired, memorials may be directed to Annunciation School


MINNEAPOLIS, MN       612 861 6088

Friday, January 27, 2017

Carol J. Kloster, age 91 of Friendship Village, Bloomington.  Carol died peacefully surrounded by her family on January 18, 2017.  Survived by daughters, Gretchen (Jack) Norqual, Karin (Tom) Heitzman, Jill Kloster, Barb Kloster; grandchildren, Melisa (Robin) Heitzman, Brian Heitzman, Chris (Sarah) Norqual; great grandchildren, Dylan and Ethan Heitzman, Haley and Alexandra Norqual; siblings, Bette Basso, Jane Weber, William (Ginny) Brockhaus, Barbara Hayes, Gretchen Brockhaus, Robert (Marie) Brockhaus; many nieces and nephews.  Mass of Christian Burial Friday January 27, 1:30 p.m. at Friendship Village Friendship Hall, 8100 Highwood Drive Bloomington. Reception to follow Mass.  Private interment Pleasant Hills Cemetery, Eden Prairie, MN. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Bridging Inc. 201 West 87th St. Bloomington, MN  55420


BLOOMINGTON, MN  952 888 7771

Sunday, January 22, 2017

O'Shea, Loyce M. 

Age 88 of Minneapolis, MN.  Passed away January 22, 2017.  Born October 28, 1928 in Minneapolis, MN to Olaf and Lottie (Thingvold) Haugan.  Preceded in death by husband, James; son, Timothy; brothers, Juel, Leonard, and Dennis; and parents, Olaf and Lottie.  Survived by son, Thomas; grandchildren, Michael and Sara O'Shea; brother, Duane Haugan; nieces and nephews.  Per Loyce's wishes, there will be no service.  Private interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. 

Gill Brothers  612-861-6088


Friday, January 20, 2017

Age 89, of Bloomington, passed away on December 20, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Wear Sr. and sister, Ethel Peterson. She is survived by her husband, Wally Maehren; son, Jim Wear Jr., daughters, Connie (Thomas) Gorman and Julie Wear; grandchildren, Rachel Gorman and Christopher Gorman (Jenna); great-grandchild, Jackson. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, January 20, 2017 at 11 AM at The Church of the Assumption, 305 E. 77th St, Richfield. Visitation will be one hour prior to Mass. A lunch will follow after Mass at The Knights of Columbus Hall, 1114 American Blvd W, Bloomington.


Bloomington   952.888.7771

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Passed away peacefully on December 28, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents, Donald & Louise. She is survived by her sister, Patricia; nephews Michael & Patrick. Thank you to all the staff at Richfield Health Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday, January 19 at 11 AM at the Church of the Assumption, 305 E. 77th St, Richfield. Visitation 1 hour prior to Mass. Interment at Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis.


Bloomington      952-888-7771

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Timm, Allen A. age 84 of Bloomington, MN passed away on January 11, 2017. Preceded in death by parents, Alfred and Mina; sisters, June and Gloria. Survived by wife of 54 years, Darlene; children, Renee (Kevin) Craft, Kent, Kevin (Sheila Cole), Carla (Kevin) Sorensen and Bradley; grandchildren, Lauren (Ben) Colvin, Aleesha Craft, Jenna and Jillian Timm, Zachary, Darby, Chelsea and Colby Sorensen; great-grandchildren, Adelynn Rae and August Allen Colvin; sisters, Freda (Arden) Rix, Yvonne (Don) Mullins and Darla (Reino) Maijala; and many nieces, nephews, extended relatives and friends. Funeral service Tuesday January 17 at 11 AM at Christ the King Lutheran Church 8600 Fremont Ave. S. Bloomington, MN. Visitation Monday January 16 at 5-8 PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home 9947 Lyndale Ave. S. Bloomington, MN and one hour prior to service at church. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials preferred to Christ the King Lutheran Church.


BLOOMINGTON,  MN               952.888.7771

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Geraldine (Gerry) M. Connolly age 91 of Bloomington, MN.  Born July 23, 1925 in Donnelly, Minnesota to John J. and Caroline (Warwick) Hilla, and passed away January 9, 2017. Loved by family and friends.  Known for a great sense of humor and a terrific smile.  Preceded in death by husband, Robert and son, David J. Connolly.  Survived by children, Bruce (Jo Anne) Connolly, Mary Jo Connolly, and Keith (Rebecca Anspach) Connolly; grandchildren, Kendahl, Courtney (Matthew), Kyle and Patrick;  great-grandchildren, Alexus and Elijah.  Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 at 10 AM ~ Church of the Nativity of Mary, 9900 Lyndale Avenue South, Bloomington, MN.  Visitation one hour prior to mass.  Interment Bloomington Cemetery.  If so desired memorials may be directed to Brookdale of Eden Prairie Memory Care. 


BLOOMINGTON, MN                 952 888 7771

Monday, January 16, 2017

William (Bill) Charles Johnson, of Bloomington, died on January 12, 2017.  His heart, which was ironically so big and strong in all the metaphorical ways, was not able to do its most basic job any longer.

Bill was born November 22, 1950, the son of James and Eleanor Johnson.  He attended public schools in East Bloomington, graduating from John F. Kennedy High School.He would like us to add (with a wink and a smile) that he was in the first class of “high achievers.”  He was lucky enough to meet Debra Norblom, the love of his life, in high school and they were married in 1971.  In response to a low draft number, he enlisted in the Army and served in Vietnam.  After returning home, he traveled the country visiting Army buddies and ended up in Bozeman, Montana for a few years.  Returning to Minnesota in 1974, he worked at the family plumbing business before starting back at college.  He graduated from the University of Minnesota IT program in 1983 and then worked as a computer programmer for more than thirty years.  He settled nicely into early retirement, running Grampy Daycare whenever one of his children and grandchildren needed him.

Bill loved and was loved so deeply by his family, extended family and a wide circle of friends.You have never met a more social and kind man.  He struck up conversations with everyone he met and was truly interested in everyone’s story.  During his alone time he read and listened to audio books, always trying to better understand this world we live in and saving a piece of information to bring up later in conversation.He enjoyed travel and talked his way through an international tour of Irish pubs from Boston to Dingle.  He loved hunting and fishing, but also was known for his soft spot for saving animals in distress.  Bill played thousands of hands of cribbage, the family game passed down through his dad, and would have won more of them if his wife wasn’t always so “lucky.”He was fiercely loyal when it came to sports teams and was thrown out of a hockey rink (or two) for zealous advocacy with the referees.

Bill is survived by his wife Debra, his children Bridget (Bart Gernander), Hillary (PaulaU’Ren) and Jess-William (Michelle Cook Johnson), his adored grandchildren (Ella Gernander, Charlie Gernander, Isla-Grace Johnson, Amelia Johnson, William-James Johnson,Livia Johnson), cousins, nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Susan Becker.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, January 16th at Gill Brothers Funeral Home at 9947 Lyndale Avenue South in Bloomington.  Visitation will begin two hours prior to the service.  Following the service, there will be an Irish wake until 7:00 p.m. with music, food and drink at the Eagles Club at 9152 Old Cedar Avenue in Bloomington. Please come and share a story with us.  Private interment will follow at a later date at Fort Snelling.  The family suggests memorials to the American Civil Liberties Union or any other organization of your choosing that will help our country be a place worthy of its founding ideals.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Jack W. Carlson  J.D., CPA age 81, of Bloomington, passed away peacefully on December 8, 2016.  A memorial service will be celebrated this Saturday, January 14 at 1:30 PM at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 8600 Fremont Avenue South, Bloomington, MN.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Christ the King Foundation, or University of Illinois Foundation - College of Law (1305 West Green St, Harker Hall MC-386, Urbana IL 61801), or Bloomington Rotary Club Foundation (PO Box 20300, Bloomington, MN 55420).


BLOOMINGTON, MN  952 888 7771

Friday, January 13, 2017

Maureen Elizabeth Noonan, age 76 of Minneapolis.  Born July 13, 1940.  Her suffering ended January 10, 2017.  She was a loving mother and grandmother with a great sense of humor.  Survived by children, Wayne Wolfe, Caron Fattah, Catherine (Sai) Nair and Aaron Noonan; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral Service 1:30 p.m., Friday, January 13th at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 5801 Lyndale Ave. S. with visitation one hour prior to service only. Interment Lakewood Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the family.


Minneapolis, MN    612-861-6088


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