Ella Kate was born April 1, 2015 at 28 weeks and 1 day gestation with a full head of blonde hair and strong will to live. She continued to fight until Jesus called her home on April 11, 2015. She touched the hearts of many and will always be our baby girl. Survived by loving parents, Brooke and Christopher; grandparents, William & Luanne Gosse and Dennis & Kathleen Baade; great-grandparents, Kenneth & Joanne Kasper and Edna Baade; godparents, Sheri Papke and Michael & Susan Voigt; uncles, Clint (Liz) Gosse, Branden (Leslie) Baade and Blake (Riley) Baade; cousins, MaeLynn Gosse and Rex Baade. Celebration of Life Ceremony 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 17th at the Church of St. Edward, 9401 Nesbitt Ave. S., Bloomington with visitation one hour prior to service and a luncheon to follow.
Bloomington, MN 952-888-7771
Esther Violet Hunn, age 89 of Bloomington. Born May 2, 1925; died April 12, 2015. Preceded in death by husband, Raymond and sons, Scott and Richard. Survived by children, Kimberly, Steven and Michelle (Jack) Diehl; grandchildren, Jason (Charlene), Cinthia (Wayne) and Andrew; great-grandchildren, Molly, Lucy and Jolene; brother, Ed; sister-in-law, Dolores and many nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial 10am, Thursday, April 16th at the Church of the Nativity of Mary, 9900 Lyndale Ave. S, Bloomington with visitation one hour prior to mass only. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials preferred to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Bloomington, MN 952-888-7771
Darlene R. Spizale, age 91, of Crystal MN passed away peacefully March 25, 2015. She was born on Nov. 15, 1923 to Bernard Richard & Elizabeth Blanche (Hall) Briske in Lamberton, MN, and had an older sister Beatrice, and a brother Bernard. Darlene is joyfully reunited with her parents and siblings; her husband of 71 years, Jack B. Spizale, who passed away in Oct. 2014; and her first child, Jack C. Spizale, who passed away in May 2012.
She is survived by her children Judy Hall, Jim Spizale (Jeri), Jeff Spizale (Annie), Jon Spizale, Jerry Spizale (Stephanie), Jeanne Spizale; her grandchildren, Kim Maguire (Jim), Dan Costello, Chris Spizale (Tara), Annie Spizale, Burke Spizale, Libby Spizale, Cormac Spizale, Morgan Wells (Tonya), Mandy Wells, Ruby Spizale (fiancé Jake Huber), Jeremiah Spizale; and her great-grandchildren Mackenzie and Michael Maguire, Emily Spizale Huber.
Darlene was a great beauty, and was a cheerleader known as “Blondie” at Walnut Grove High School in Walnut Grove, MN. A favorite pastime was riding her horse, Beauty, on the banks of Plum Creek. After graduation, she went to the Minneapolis Business College and met Jack at a dance in Minneapolis. They were married June 1, 1943 in Long Island, N.Y. where Jack was stationed in the Coast Guard during WWII. After returning to Minneapolis they settled in Crystal MN to raise their growing family.
Darlene had a green thumb and loved planting her flower garden every year, and filling her home and sun porch with orchids and house plants. She also enjoyed baking, swimming, painting watercolors, reading novels, and spending time with family and many friends. She loved her cats, especially Siamese, and had many pets over the years. She was a very loving, sweet, supportive and nurturing Mother, Grandmother and wife who always had a positive outlook and looked for the bright side of any situation, even in her final days. She was dearly loved by all.
Darlene’s family gives special thanks to the wonderful caregivers from Hospice and Northridge Nursing Home.
Celebration of Life services will be held on Monday April 13, 11:00 AM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home 7300 42 Avenue North New Hope, MN. Visitation 1 hour prior to service only. Memorials can be donated to North Memorial Hospice in Darlene's name.
NEW HOPE, MN 763.531.1777
Gauron, Vernon G. born March 15, 1952 and at peace March 25, 2015 from Glioblastoma Brain Cancer at home surrounded by his family. Vern was a loving husband, father, son, uncle and friend. Survived by his wife, Colleen Gauron and children Chris (Sarah) Gauron and Kimberly (Collin) Baugh; his faithful dog Maggie; mother, Dorothy Gauron; siblings, sisters: GayLee (Dick) Robinson, Lynda (Bruce) Morock, Cindy (Frank) Caperino, Sandra Stubits, brother, Dan (Wendy) Gauron, brothers and sisters in law; Tom (Susan) Larkin, Terry (Alison) Larkin, Kay (Ken) Reis; many nieces, nephews. Preceded by father, Vernon Francis Gauron and brother in law, Tim Larkin. Vern was an estimator for 32 years at Seeyle Plastics and grew up in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire. Vern will be remembered as a lover of animals and nature. Welcoming gathering 12:30. Remembrance service, Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 1:00 PM. Reception to follow at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 7300 42nd Ave. North. Memorials preferred to Angel Foundation and Second Chance Animal Rescue.
NEW HOPE, MN 763 531 1777
Joseph Yonak, "Joe" age 85 of Bloomington. Born March 29, 1930; died April 8, 2015. Preceded in death by parents, Harry and Theresa; brothers, Nick and Harry Jr. and sister, Mary. Survived by wife of 61 years, Jean; daughters, Linda Pietig, Mary (Jim) Zilka and Lisa Yonak (Kathy Weber); grandsons, Austin (Matti), Dillon, Casey, Joe (Erica) and Andy; great-granddaughter, Maeve; siblings, Theresa, Anna (Chuck) and John. Joe loved fishing, hunting and his family. He also enjoyed being a business man and making friends at the Court Del in Minneapolis, which he owned. Funeral Service 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 11th at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 5801 Lyndale Ave. S., Mpls with visitation one hour prior to service only. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials preferred to the Alzheimer's Association.
Minneapolis, MN 612-861-6088
LaVerne Mary Rhoades, of Bloomington. Born September 11, 1924, passed away March 5, 2015. Preceded in death by husband, Gael A. Rhoades; brother, Richard Wortman and sister-in-law, Marie Wortman. Survived by sons, James (Llynda) and Gary (Cheryl); grandchildren, Matthew, Karina (Jeff), Caitlin (Kenny) and Christopher; step-grandchildren, Patrick and Sean; great-grandchildren, Shelby, Jada, Bella, Addison and Charlotte; brother, Edward Wortman; sisters, Shirley (Kenneth) Selle, Arlene (Robert) King and other relatives and friends. Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m., Saturday, April 11th at the Church of St. Edward, 9401 Nesbitt Avenue South, Bloomington with visitation one hour prior to mass. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to the Alzheimer's Association in memory of Gael.
Nelson, William Edgar Jr. age 85 of Savage passed away on March 30, 2015. Preceded in death by parents, Clara and William Nelson. Survived by son, William (Sol); daughters, Connie (Bruce), Lisa (Bob); grandchildren, Stephen, Griffith, Benjamin and Andrew. Private family service. Interment Bloomington Cemetery.
BLOOMINGTON, MN 952.888.7771
Ludwig, Ednamae Therese
Age: 85 of Richfield, Born in Minneapolis on 5-3-1929, took her journey into Gods hands on 3-31-2015. Preceded in death by her husband, C.Donald Ludwig; children, Mary Ludwig and Tommy Ludwig. Survived by, Tim Ludwig, Michael Ludwig (Julie) and grandson Jonathan and daughter Donna Ludwig. Ednamae's life was embraced by many as she brought laughter and love to all she blessed.
Mass of Christian Burial Thursday 10 AM at the Church of the Assumption, 305 East 77th Street with a luncheon to follow. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday 4-7 PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Ave. So. And 1 hour prior to Mass at church.
BLOOMINGTON, MN 952 888 7771
Age 84, of Bloomington, passed away on April 2, 2015. She was born on July 28, 1930 in Watertown, SD. Phyllis was and Administrative Secretary for Johnson & Higgins until she retired in 1994. She is survived by her son John (Karin Sandell) Parsons; granddaughter, Katherine Parsons. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday April 8, at 11 AM at Bethlem Lutheran Church, 4100 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis. Visitation will be one hour prior to service.