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Friday, January 15, 2016

Sister Anne Condon of St. Clare Monastery, Bloomington, died, January 11, 2016. Bernice Condon was born June 10, 1913. She entered the Poor Clare Monastery, Sauk Rapids, Minnesota, in 1931. Sister Anne came to Minneapolis in 1953 to establish the Poor Clare community in Bloomington, eventually establishing a monastery in South Korea. She is survived by eleven Sisters of St. Clare and nieces and nephews of several generations. Visitation at St. Clare Monastery, 8650 Russell Ave. S., 3:00 – 8:00 PM Thursday with Vespers at 5:00 and Prayer Service at 7:00. Mass of Christian Burial, St. Bonaventure Church 901 East 90th St. at 11:00 AM Friday. Visitation one hour before the Mass. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery.


BLOOMINGTON, MN  952 888 7771

Friday, January 15, 2016

Rita Tholen Juettner, age 79, of Mpls passed away peacefully on January 10, 2016 surrounded by family.  Rita was born on August 1, 1936, in Mpls. She grew up within the Catholic school communities of Annunciation, Academy of Holy Angels, and College of St. Catherine where the foundation of her faith-filled life was built.  She devoted her time and talents to causes dear to her heart and found the greatest happiness raising her six children and spending time at the cabin with her husband, children, and grandchildren.  Even through her struggles with dementia, a twinkle resonated in her eyes and she always had a smile on her face.  Through it all, her dignity and grace remained intact.  She touched the lives of many and will be missed.  Rita is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 56 years, Richard; children Christopher (Tamara), Stephen (Elizabeth), Ellen (Mike) Wold, Kevin, Julie (Mike) Loney, and Annie (Jesse) Foley; grandchildren Paige, Hannah, Kyle, Michael, John, Kathryn, Brendan, Nate, Jack, Peter, Mary, Luke, Ellie, and Kate; in-laws Diana, William, Fred and Mary Lou; and many friends.  Preceded in death by parents, Arnold and Mary Tholen; uncle, Gunnar Tholen; in-laws, Anthony and Lucia Juettner; and brother-in-law, Paul Juettner.  Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m., Friday, January 15 at the Church of the Annunciation, 509 W. 54th St., MplsVisitation 4-7 p.m., Thursday, January 14 at Gill Brothers Funeral Home5801 Lyndale Ave. S., Mpls, and one hour prior to mass at church. Interment Lakewood Cemetery, Mpls.  In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Annunciation Catholic School or Academy of Holy Angels.  A special thank you to Methodist Home Hospice and Wealshire of Bloomington for the loving care provided to Rita.


MINNEAPOLIS, MN      612.861.6088

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Kenneth Harvey Beenken, 83, died Jan. 8, 2016, with his family by his side following complications from cancer treatment. Born Oct. 6, 1932, Ken was the sixth of nine children born to Hans Beenken and Anna (Bruns) Beenken on their farm near Lakota, Iowa. He graduated from Waldorf and Morningside Colleges, and served in the U.S. Army in Alaska between earning his associate’s and bachelor’s degrees.

            Ken married Margaret (Hanson) Beenken on Sept. 12, 1959 in Lanesboro, Minn. Their marriage was blessed with two sons, Mark and Eric. He worked as an accountant for Fingerhut Corporation for 39 years. Ken was known for being a quiet and reserved man, but nevertheless had numerous friends who recognized his sense of humor, kindness, and gentle spirit. A great lover of the outdoors, he took yearly canoe trips to the BWCA with his family and friends and enjoyed camping, biking, and cross-country skiing. Ken loved gardening, and his quiet compassion showed in his concern for the birds that lived near his home, for whom he kept birdfeeders and fresh water available year-round.

            Ken was active in both his church and his community, and volunteered for many years at Fairview Southdale Hospital. In their retirement, Ken and Margaret travelled extensively both internationally and within the United States, especially to visit their family outside Minnesota. Ken continued to attend weekly bible study with a steadfast community of church friends until all but the last months of his life. For his children and grandchildren, Ken was a patient teacher of many things—most of all, of how to be a gracious person and a man of God.

            Ken is preceded in death by his parents Hans and Anna, his brother Irvin, and his sister Helen Schmidt. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Beenken, his sons and daughters-in-law Mark and Beth, Eric and Karen, his grandchildren Mary, Rachel, Luke, Lauren, and by his siblings Orville (Jean), Clarence (Janan), Arthur (Marlene), Leroy, Harriet (Merlyn Thompson), and Duane Beenken.

Memorials may be sent to Bethlehem Lutheran Foundation, Lutheran Partners in Global Ministry, and Community Emergency Services.

            A memorial service will be held on Thursday January 14, at 11 AM at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 4100 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis. Visitation will be for one hour prior to service at the church.


Minneapolis      612-861-6088

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

 Jeffrey Edward Carleton, age 68, of Bloomington MN died peacefully on January, 1, 2016. He leaves behind his caring mother, Marguerite; loving wife, Jill; daughter, Kelly(Jeff); son, Benjamin; three grandchildren, Madalyn, Kalex and Kaci along with his two sisters Candice and Cathy. Memorial Service 4 p.m., Tuesday, January 12th at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Ave. S., Bloomington.  Visitation one hour prior to service and reception to follow at David Fong's in Bloomington. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

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

Friday, January 8, 2016


Milo was born in Howard Lake, MN on January 6, 1933, passed away on January 3, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Willard and Eldon; and sister, Viola. He is survived by his wife, Wanda; daughter, Renee (Bob); son, David (Pam); 5 grandchildren, Corissa (Brandon), Mamie (Jon), Kristen, Phillip, and Hailee; 2 great-grandchildren, Evan, and Reine. Also by brothers, Kermit (Murielle), and Kervin; sisters, Blanche Vollbrecht, LaVerne Manzke, and Joyce Wise; and sisters-in-law, Leola Hurrle, Elaine Warnke, and Beatrice (LuVerne) Simonson; and brother-in-law, John (Arlene) Pederson; many nieces, and nephews. A memorial service will be held at King of Grace Lutheran Church, 6000 Duluth Street in Golden Valley on Friday, January 8 at 11:00 AM with visitation from 10:00 to 11:00. Memorials are preferred for King of Grace School Tuition Fund.


NEW HOPE, MN          763.531.1777

Friday, January 8, 2016

Harry Edward Duffy III “Buster” Born September  23, 1952 and died January 1, 2016 at the age of 63 in Minneapolis from many health related issues due to smoking. Preceded in death by father, Harry Edward Duffy II; mother, Marilyn Stephens and step-father, Richard Stephens; brother, William Duffy and nephew, Lucas Emsley. Survived by sisters, Judy Tolzmann (Steve), Sally Mickelson (Gordon), Susan Bielke (Butch) and Merry Duffy; brothers, Paul Duffy and Todd Stephens; children, Craig, Shannon, Kelly and Jason;  nieces and nephews, Eric, Alex, Sara, Molly & Shawna;  also survived by many cousins, aunts and uncles.  Interment 9:30 a.m., Friday, January 8th at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.  Meet in assembly lane #4 at 9:15 a.m.


                                                                                                                                          Bloomington, MN   952-888-7771

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Joined the heavenly choir on Sunday, December 27, 2015. She was preceded in death by husband, Frank; parents, Anthony & Olive Beerling; brother, Francis “Tony” Beerling; daughter-in-law, Margie Vossen. Survived by her children, Judy Schlichting, Paul (Renee) Vossen, Mary (Rajen) Rayan, Mark (LuRae) Vossen, Jim (Lynn) Vossen, Tracy Miskowitz, David (Lisa) Vossen, Joel (Nancy) Vossen, Jon (Amber Finzel) Vossen, Matt (Deb) Vossen, Luke (Colleen) Vossen, & Becky (Brad) Lange; 28 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; sister, Mary Lou (Bob) Vosbeek; also Rollie Schlichting, Sue Blood, Diane Vossen, Trish Vossen, & Mike Miskowitz, and many other relatives. She led a long and blessed life and left a huge legacy of love and caring for anyone who knew her. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 10:30 AM at the Church of St. Bonaventure, 901 E. 90th St. Bloomington. Visitation will be on Wednesday, December 30, from 5-8 PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Ave S, Bloomington, and for one hour prior to Mass at the church. Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. The family wants to express our heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Mark MacDonald, the Episcopal Church Home and HealthEast Hospice for their loving, tender care.


BLOOMINGTON, MN       952 888 7771    

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Schulz, Katherine M.  

Age 69 of Minneapolis, MN.  Born December 7, 1946 in St. Louis, Missouri to Edward and Marian (Hepern) Schuchman.  Survived by sons, Brian (Gretchen), Brenton, and Bradley (Autumn); mother, Marian; sisters, Sue (Ron) and Patrician (Dan); brother, Edward, Jr.; nieces and nephews.  Mass of Christian Burial, Thursday, December 31st at 11 AM ~ Church of the Annunciation, 509 West 54th Street with visitation one hour prior to mass.  If so desired, memorials may be directed to the family.  


      Minneapolis, MN       612 861 6088           

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Letitia Mary Jones age 94 of Edina died peacefully on December 23, 2015. Preceded in death by husband, Charles. Survived by sons, Richard Jones, David (DiAnn) Jones; grandsons, Charles (Angela) Jones and Andrew Jones.  Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Wednesday December 30, 2015 at the Church of Our Lady of Grace, 5051 Eden Avenue. Private interment St. Mary’s Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday 1 hour prior to Mass. Memorials preferred to the Fr. Robert T. Cassidy Education Endowment Fund at Our Lady of Grace School.


MINNEAPOLIS, MN       612 861 6088

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Delores Arlean ("Dee") Lutz, of Eden Prairie, died December 23, 2015 of lung cancer at Marie Steiner Kelting Hospice Center in Chaska. She was 72. Born March 28, 1943, in Albert Lea, MN, she was the eldest child of John Morse Lutz and Mary Ann Hord Lutz. She graduated from Mankato (West) High School in 1961 and received her B.A. from the University of Minnesota in 1974. She was a journalist for the Minnesota Daily, a free-lance writer, had internships with two Minnesota newspapers, but lamented that she "never made it to the pros."As a graduate student, she won writing awards from the Minnesota Newspaper Association for coverage of health care issues. When she died, she was writing a social history of the Lutz and Hord families. Her hobbies were photography, genealogy and the study of theatre. She amassed thousands of photos of her family and the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. She was preceded in death by her parents and a stillborn brother. Survivors include her son, David, daughter-in-law Cindy and grandsons Jeremy and Aaron Lutz, of Eagan; sister, JoAnn Johnson, of Rochester; life partner Myron Frisch, of Eden Prairie; nephew, Todd Johnson (Judy), of Rochester; niece, Tia Stringer (Dave), of Byron; great neices Alyssa Johnson and Abby Stringer; great nephews Caleb Johnson and Connor Stringer; aunt, Gertrude Erickson, of Northwood, IA; uncle, Marvin Brindel, of Albert Lea; and several cousins. Visitation 5-8 p.m., Monday, December 28th at Easter Lutheran Church, 4200 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan 55122.  Memorial service, 11a.m., Tuesday, December 29th with visitation also one hour prior to service at Easter Lutheran Church. Interment at Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis. Memorials to Guthrie Theater education programs or Dark and Stormy Productions.


Minneapolis, MN  612-861-6088


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