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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Beckman, Doloris E.
Age 86 of Prior Lake, MN.  Died at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park on March 21, 2015.  Born March 3, 1929 in Waukon, Iowa to Otto and Esther (Hansmeier) Kosbau.  Funeral service will be Saturday, March 28th ~ 1:00 p.m. at Zion United Church of Christ, 113 1st Street NE ~ Waukon, IA  52172 with visitation one hour prior to service at church.   Interment ~ Oakland Cemetery. Visitation in Minneapolis will be Wednesday, 4-7 p.m. at Gill Brothers Bloomington Chapel, 9947 Lyndale Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55420
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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Stacy Marie Sampson (Sherwin)
1965 – 2015
Stacy Marie Sampson (Sherwin) was born July 10th 1965 in Northfield, Minnesota to Norman and Meredith Sherwin (Long). She was a graduate of Northfield High School class of 1983 and the University of Wisconsin - Stout with a degree in fashion merchandising. On December 30, 1995 she was married to Peter Sampson and they lived in Minneapolis Minnesota.
Stacy died peacefully on Friday March 20,2015, with family and friends at her side.
Stacy will be remembered as a loving wife, sister, and aunt and for her design flair, generous heart and giving nature .  She will be greatly missed by her many relatives and friends and especially by her beloved dog, Lilly. 
Survivors include her husband Peter Sampson, Brother Jason (Kathy) Sherwin of Brooklyn Park MN, Brother Brian (Laura) Sherwin of Oakdale MN, Mother Meredith Sherwin of Roswell New Mexico, and many nieces and nephews.  Stacy was preceded in death by her father Norman Sherwin. 
Services will be held at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Northfield, MN on Saturday, March 28th at 1pm.  Visitation will be from 12-1pm at the church prior to the service.
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Friday, March 27, 2015

 Carolyn M. Franke age 81 of Brooklyn Park.  Preceded in death by husband, Bruce; son, Christopher. Survived by children, Steve, Dave, Jeff, Joe, Ann, Mike, Bruce Jr., Andrew, Jon; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister, Jeanette.  Mass of Christian Burial Friday 10:30 AM at The Church of St. Raphael, 7301 Bass Lake Road. Entombment Gethsemane Cemetery. Visitation Friday 1/2 hour prior to Mass at church only.  Memorials preferred to Catholic Charities.
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NEW HOPE, MN   763 531 1777

Friday, March 27, 2015
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Schmidt, Marcus F. Age 82 of Bloomington has gone home to be with his Lord and Savior on March 19th  2015. Marc, "My Renaissance Man"  fought an extended battle for  18 years with multiple sclerosis. Preceded in death by parents Walter and Ruth Schmidt; sister, Bea Zimmerman. Survived by loving wife and best friend of  30 years, Constance.  A special loving Granddaughter and nurse Krista (His Texas Baby).   5 children... Matthew F.  Schmidt (Julie Paul), Martin F.  Schmidt (Julie), Eda Schmidt, Lorrie( His littlest girl)  McAnallen  (Tim) and  Amy Schmidt. Karl P. Tourville  (loyal stepson) (Teresa) Uncle Marc to: Nick, Rebecca and Jennifer 11 grandchildren...John and Tiffany, Brooke, Aaron, Sophia, Parker, Dylan, Jordan, Allen, Lydia and Emily along with many special friends.  Marc attained the rank of an Eagle scout in the Boy Scouts of America.  He held membership in the VFW. He was man of the year for Metropolitan Toastmasters in 1962. After graduation from High School as valedictorian Marc enlisted in the Navy during the Korean Conflict. He served on warships…Baltimore Class heavy cruisers. Upon discharge he finished his education at St. Olaf and U of MN. He received a double major in Engineering/Physics and Business. He was employed as a Q&A Engineer as a test manager for Sperry Univac. This includes the guidance computer for Titan 1 Marina IV S3A and standard missiles.  After 30 years of employment he went to work for Walter Dorin Teague in CA as a supervising senior engineer for the Navy on Guidance missiles and finished his career at Donaldson as a Q&A engineer and RAB certified lead auditor. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the  Spinal Cord Unit, Dr. Ratner, staff at the Veterans Hospital and to the hospice unit and staff at the V.A. Funeral service 10:30 AM Friday March 27, 2015 at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church 9201 Normandale Blvd. Bloomington, MN 55437.  Visitation Thursday March 26th at Gill Brothers Funeral Home 9947 Lyndale Ave. So. from 4 to 8pm. Private interment at Fort Snelling (immediate family only) Memorials preferred.
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BLOOMINGTON, MN    952 888 7771

Thursday, March 26, 2015
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Gleason, Thomas J., age 78 of Edina. Preceded in death by parents, Helen A. and Lester B. Gleason; brothers, John “Jack” Lester Gleason, Michael Gleason.  Survived by loving wife of 44 years, Frances F. Gleason; sister, Laurie Trow; brother, Pat (Marilyn) Gleason; sister-in-law, Joan Young;  many nieces and nephews. Tom was a graduate of the University of MN Business School, served in the Army Security Agency from 1957-1962 and was employed by Northwestern National Bank for 25 years.  Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m., Thursday, March 26, 2015 at the Church of Our Lady of Grace, 5071 Eden Ave Edina. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery.  Visitation Wednesday 4-7 p.m. at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 5801 Lyndale Ave. So. and one hour prior to Mass at church.  In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Poor Clare’s Monastery, 8650 Russell Avenue South, Bloomington, MN or Our Lady of Grace Church.
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN                     612 861 6088
 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Thomas K. Scallen
Born August 14, 1925 died peacefully at home on March 21, 2015, sent on his next adventure with love by his wife, family, friends, and his faithful dog Bella.
Tom’s unique and colorful life can be matched by few. He was a lawyer, entrepreneur, businessman, and impresario. Tom brought entertainment and joy to many through a career that spanned law, banking, business, ice skating and other arena shows, professional sports, theater, television, and film.
Tom was proud graduate of Saint Thomas Academy high school. Immediately after graduation, Tom and his twin brother Raymond enlisted in the US Army to serve in World War II, becoming members of “the Greatest Generation.”Tom was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge and a Bronze Star, for heroic or meritorious conduct in combat in Europe.  After returning to Minneapolis, Tom married Mary Semsch, the mother of his six children. They moved to Denver, where Tom received his B.A. and J.D. from the University of Denver. Tom returned to Minnesota to practice law.  He first served as a state Assistant Attorney General, and later went into private practice at Scallen, Evidon and Harder with his father, renowned trial lawyer Raymond Scallen.
In the early 1960s, Tom began a long and successful career in business. From 1962 to 1965 he was Senior Vice President and Managing Officer of the Olmstead County Bank of Rochester, MN, President of the Lake City Bank of Lake City, MN; and, from 1964 to 1969, the founder, President, and CEO of the Bank of Minneapolis.
As Tom built his banking career, he listened to his brother Ray, by now a prominent physician, talk about the need for rental medical equipment.  As a result, Tom founded and served as President and principal shareholder of Medical Investment Corporation (“Medicor”). In the late 1960s, he acquired and produced the Shipstads and Johnson Ice Follies, which he had loved since his youth, and later acquired its competitor, Holiday on Ice. The early 1970s represented one of the pinnacles of Tom’s career.  Tom became the founder and President of the Vancouver Canucks Hockey Team and a member of the NHL Board of Governors. He was appointed as a Senior Vice President, Executive Committee Member, and Director of 20th Century Fox Film Corporation, as well as Chairman of the Blaine Thompson Company, a leading New York theater advertising firm.
In the 1980s, Tom became President and CEO of International Broadcasting Corporation (“IBC”), through which he acquired and produced the Ice Capades and the Harlem Globetrotters. Contemporaneously, Tom served as Chairman and owner of Apache Plastics, Inc., and Airport Express. Tom was also Chairman of Century Park Pictures Corporation. He was a proud member of the Producer’s Guild of America, carefully screening and voting each year on nominees for the Academy Awards.
Tom took great pleasure in producing and directing the following television and live entertainment shows: the Rockette’s Holiday Salute to Radio City Music Hall for NBC; six television specials for the Ice Follies; three television specials for the Ice Capades; and five live shows for Caesars Palace, Las Vegas. To round out his entertainment career, Tom even joined the circus for a time, as a producer and CEO of the Clyde Beatty – Cole Bros. Circus. 
In the later stage of his career, Tom took great pride and satisfaction in his ownership of the Lexington Restaurant (the “Lex”) and the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres. He took special care to maintain their character and continued the quality, reputation, and class of these venerable Twin Cities institutions.
In 1990, he married Bille Jo Brice.  They enjoyed 25 years together—travelling the world and entertaining their many friends and family members.
Tom was a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization, the World Presidents’ Organization, and the American, Minnesota, and Hennepin County Bar Associations.
Tom is survived by his loving wife Bille Jo, his twin brother Dr. Raymond Scallen(Mary),as well as  younger brothers Stephen Scallen(Chacke) and Terrence Scallen(Joan);his children: Thomas Scallen (Mary Beth) Sheila Gregory, Patrick Scallen (Margo), Eileen Scallen (Marianne), Maureen Failor (Greg), and Timothy Scallen (Katy); his grandchildren: Bridget(Peter), Meghan, Brian(Amanda), Kevin, Patrick, Michael (Julie), Sean, Daniel, Jack, Conor, Annie (Shawn),Molly, Paul, Brad (Katie), Lisa (Rick),Timothy, Catherine, Erin, and Colleen; and eight great-grandchildren.
Tom’s family would like to give special thanks to his hospice nurse, Mary Anne Reed, and his caregivers Irene Wissell, Christina Tugbe, and Erwin Yango.
Mass of Christian Burial Thursday  March 26, 2015 12 PM at the Basilica of St. Mary, 88 North 17th Street Minneapolis. Visitation Wednesday 4-8 PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 5801 Lyndale Ave. So. and one hour prior to Mass at church.
 Memorials preferred to Saint Thomas Academy, Animal Humane Society or Donor’s choice.
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN    612 861 6088
 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Doig, Ione E.
Age 86 of Bloomington, MN.  Born October 9, 1928 in Gary, Indiana to Albert and Olga (Johnson) Fischer.  Preceded in death by husband, Thomas Russell Doig; sons, Jerry and Thomas, Jr.  Survived by daughters, Susan Lavone, Terry Doig, and Lori (Ken) Powis; daughter-in-law, Laurel (Wade) Olson; 4 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; brother, Jerry (Bev) Fischer; sisters, Fay (John) Krogstad and Yvonne (Ole) Akey; nieces and nephews.  Funeral service ~ Wednesday, March 25, 2015~ 11:00 a.m. at Oak Hill Lutheran Bretheran Church, 8901 France Avenue South,  Bloomington, MN.  Interment ~ Fort Snelling National Cemetery.  Visitation ~ Tuesday, 4-7 PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Chapel, 9947 Lyndale Avenue South and one hour prior to service at church.  If so desired, memorials may be directed to the church.
 
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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Nancy Ann (McGarvey) Burke of Wayzata, MN peacefully left us March 18, 2015.  Survived by her children, Jim (Christina Simpkins) of Los Angeles, Tom (Shannon Gale) of Wayzata, Sheila Harris (Darrell) of Edina, Katy Burke (Bob McNamara) of Wayzata, Annie Spizale (Jeff) of Edina, Patrick (Sarah) of Eagan; grandchildren, Madelyn, Shelby, Sean, Shea, Burke, Libby, Jimmy, Aidan, McKinley, Will, Lilli, Nick, Meadow, Cormac and River. Proceeded in death by husband J. Warren Burke and parents Robert M. and Mildred McGarvey, brother Robert McGarvey, Jr. She was very proud of the family McGarvey Coffee Business and the entrepreneurial spirit her father instilled in her.  However, she was especially proud of the years of work her father and 2 others spent as the original founders of Hazelden. The vision of these 3 men proved to be an historic innovation.  It offered alcoholics a new alternative to jail, mental wards, or homelessness for the first time ever. Bob McGarvey was a Director of Hazelden and it’s first Vice President.  Nancy was privileged to receive an award in his honor at Hazelden’s 50th Year Anniversary.  Nancy grew up in Minneapolis and was the Southwest High School Homecoming Queen in 1952.  She was a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a B.A. in History. Her foundation was her family, faith, community and travel.  Raising her children in the Catholic Church was of utmost importance to her.  The family were long time members of Our Lady of Grace in Edina where all 6 children attended school. Nancy was a lifelong member of The Minneapolis Woman’s Club and held numerous board positions, including Vice President.  When nearly all children had left the home, she launched an exclusive meeting and incentive business, Preferred Meetings. The business thrived for many years and afforded her the opportunity to see the world over numerous times. She served on the advisory boards of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Sonesta Hotels and Carey Limousine. Nancy was on the forefront of “Women Leadership”, long before it became as popular as it is today.   She has served as a mentor to her 3 daughters in their woman- owned business “Preferred Speakers”, which they still run today. 
Funeral Service Tuesday March 24 10:30 AM at the Church of St.Bartholomew, 630 East Wayzata Blvd. Interment Lakewood Cemetery. Visitation Monday 4-8 PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 5801 LyndaleAve. So.  In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to The Retreat in Wayzata.
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN    612 861 6088

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
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Age 81 passed away suddenly March 18, 2015. She is survived by her husband Robert “Bob” and 4 children, Debra Watson (Wally Watson), Barbara Ann Koester (Timothy Koester), Douglas Helgeson (Holly Helgeson), Tom Helgeson (Linda Black); 2 sisters, Mary Johnson (Mork) of Cottage Grove, Blanche Gibson (Mork) of Gordon, WI; also 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Martha was married to her husband Bob for 61 years. She enjoyed planting her garden every year with several varieties of veggies and herbs. Martha was employed with Northwest Airlines for 36 years in various departments. Martha was born May 16, 1933 in Havana Township to Charles and Agnes Mork. She attended country school and later enrolled in Medford MN High School, she graduated in 1951. She was employed by Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. After she married Bob Helgeson in 1953, they moved to Bloomington, MN. Martha enjoyed traveling and meeting new acquaintances. Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday March 24 at 11 AM at the Church of St. Bonaventure, 901 E 90th St, Bloomington, MN. Visitation Monday March 23 5-8 PM at Gill Brothers 9947 Lyndale Ave So Bloomington, MN and 1 hour prior to Mass at church. Private family interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
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BLOOMINGTON, MN    952.888.7771

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Schubkegel, Renata Anna Elenora age 88 of Richfield, MN passed away on March 14, 2015. Preceded in death by siblings, Alvin (Lorraine) Schubkegel, Alfred Schubkegel, Helen Schubkegel and Francis Schubkegel . Survived by siblings, Theodore (Quinta), Naomi (Jim) Nycklemoe, and Hattie (David) Larson; sisters-in-law, June Schubkegel and Joyce Schubkegel; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Funeral Service Saturday March 21 12PM at Lakewood Chapel 3600 Hennepin Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN 55408. Interment Lakewood Cemetery. Visitation one hour prior to service.
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN    612.861.6088

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