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Friday, May 27, 2016

Age 94 of Bloomington passed on March 18 , preceded by husband, Thomas O. Purcell . She is survived by sisters, Carole (Mike) Ryan , Nancy (Peter) Stancuk; children, Darlyne (Jim) Lyons , Sharon "Shuz" (John) Vickman , Emmett "Butch" (Arlette) Dohney , Colleen (Bruce) Rose , Joan (Al) Gallus; grandchildren Jim , Jeanne , John , Jeff , Janice , Adam , Theresa , Mary Jean , Tracey , Todd , Ryan , Jayson , Cory; 25 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren . Mass of Christian Burial Friday May 27, 2016 11:00 a.m. at the Church of St. Richard, 7540 Penn Avenue South Richfield, MN. Private interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery.


BLOOMINGTON, MN  952 888 7771

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Bernice Louise Weidenbach, age 97 of Edina, formerly of Brooklyn Center.  Passed away May 18, 2016.  Preceded in death by husband, Victor and son, Wayne.  Survived by daughter, Judy (Paul) Black; grandchildren, Ken (Sandy) Weidenbach, Vicki (Mike) Buechner, Jason Black, Kevin Black and Nathan (Britney) Black; 8 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great-grandchildren and daughter-in-law, Carole Bennyhoff.  Mass of Christian Burial 12:15 p.m., Wednesday, May 25th at The Church of St. Richard, 7540 Penn Ave. S., Richfield with visitation one hour prior to mass.  Interment Gethsemane Cemetery, New Hope.


Minneapolis, MN 612-861-6088

Monday, May 23, 2016

Buchanan, Robert D. 

Age 95 of Minneapolis, MN.  Born January 21, 1921 in Minneapolis, MN to Peter and Wilhelmina (Faue) Buchanan.  Preceded in death by wives, Dorothy and Louise; and two brothers.  Survived by children, Ronald, Carol Dubrosky, Charles (Joan), Thomas, Lisa Anderson, and Jeanne (Scott) Aamodt; step-daughter, Beth (Peter) Choukalas; 10 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; brother, Sydney (Barbara); sisters, Dorothy Lodahl and Margaret Ann (Rich) Finke; nieces and nephews.    Mass of Christian Burial, Monday, May 23, 2016, 11 AM at the Church of St. Bonaventure, 901 East 90th Street, with visitation beginning at 10 AM.  Interment ~ Fort Snelling National Cemetery.  If so desired, memorials may be directed to the Fred Babcock VFW #555, 6715 Lakeshore Drive, Richfield, MN  55423.

Gill Brothers   612-861-6088


Monday, May 23, 2016

Preceded in death by her husband, Russell; parents Ellsworth & Ellen Weeks. Survived by her 3 children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Born in Maiden Rock, WI and raised in St. Paul, MN graduating from John Marshall High School and lived in Bloomington, MN for over 60 years. During the war she volunteered for the Red Cross, USO & Volunteers of America. She worked for several years at MN Mutual, and in later years at Bloomington Drug, Trio Café & The Plaza Cafe. She enjoyed painting, figure skating, camping & also “getting together with her good neighbors.” Private family interment at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery.


Bloomington 952-888-7771

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Benson, Edward E. age 73, of Bloomington, MN died on May 13. Loving husband and inspirational paraplegic to all who knew him. Preceded in death by parents, Harry and Rose; and son, Craig. Survived by loving and devoted wife, Le Donna; son, Randy; granddaughter, Sabrina; great grandson, Adam; brother, Richard (Nancy); nephews, Mike (Manuela), and Ryan (Stephanie); and many other family and friends. Even confined to a wheelchair, Ed lived a full life enjoying cooking, hunting, fishing, trapshooting, wheelchair basketball, and enjoying warm winter days in Tucson, AZ. For those who knew him, celebrate Ed’s life in your hearts with your memories and prayers.


BLOOMINGTON, MN      952.888.7771

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Hansen, Dorothy M. age 91 of New Hope, MN passed away on May 18, 2016. Preceded in death by sisters, Betty Ostroot and Frances Charnock. Survived by husband, Harold; 6 nieces and nephews, Jim (Phyllis) Ostroot, Jane (Joe) Kraska, John (Kathy) Ostroot, Daniel (Kathleen) Ostroot, Mike Charnock, and Christine Charock; 9 great nieces and nephews; 7 great great nieces and nephews. Visitation Sunday, May 22nd 5-7 p.m. at Gill Brothers Funeral Home 7300 42nd Ave N. New Hope, MN. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials preferred to North Memorial Hospice.


NEW HOPE, MN      763.531.1777

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Warde L Brown age 84 of River Falls, Wisconsin on May 17, 2016

Warde was born June 10, 1931 in Minneapolis, MN.  He was the son of Ervin Kenneth (E.K.) and

Myrtle E. Brown and grew up in Duluth, MN.  Warde is survived by his loving wife of nearly 59 years, Renee M. (Park) Brown, son Ken & wife Julie, of Bloomington, MN, grandsons David L. (Sara), Andrew M., granddaughter Megan E. Sorenson (Ryan), son Bob of Durango, CO., and grandsons Michael (fiancé Elizabeth Morrisey), and Spencer, and great grandchildren Gretta and Olivia. 

Warde graduated Duluth Central High School in 1947 and attended the University of Pennsylvania.  He served honorably in the US Navy for four years, and completed his college education, graduating from Macalester College.   He and Renee were married June 15, 1957 and made their homes in Fridley, MN, Sioux City, Iowa, Merrifield, MN, Plymouth, MN and River Falls, WI.

Warde and Renee were active members through their life together in many churches in each community they lived.  Warde was an Eagle Scout, a gifted musician with a marvelous tenor voice, played tenor sax and could hold a campfire singalong to the ukulele for hours.  He loved fishing in Canada, and the outdoors.  He spent 20 years with Burroughs Corporation and a 20 year career as a financial advisor with Swenson Anderson Associates and Raymond James Financial Services until his retirement.

Warde was predeceased in death by his parents and brother, Thomas J. (Tom). 

A special thank you to Comforts of Home in River Falls, and St. Croix Hospice for their loving care.

He was a child of God and is now safe in the arms of Jesus, whom he knew well.

Funeral service Saturday 11:00 a.m. at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Ave. So.  Private Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Visitation Saturday 1 hour prior to service only.

Memorials Preferred to Boy Scouts of America, American Lung Association

and Alzheimer’s Association.


BLOOMINGTON, MN  952    888 7771

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Bang, Gene Cedric age 73 of Bloomington, MN passed away on May 11, 2016. Preceded in death by his adoptive parents, Sever and Rose Bang; and sister, Yvonne David. Survived by wife, Patricia Thomas Bang; daughter, Traci; son, Christian and fiancé, Erika; sisters, Wanda Strong, and Darlene Younan; granddaughters, Kierstyn, and Nina; nieces and nephews in Illinois, California, and Oregon; cousins in Minnesota. Memorial Service Saturday, May 21st 4 p.m. at Gill Brothers Funeral Home 9947 Lyndale Ave So Bloomington, MN. Visitation two hours prior to service at Gill Brothers. Private family interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery.


BLOOMINGTON, MN        952.888.7771

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Grace Berdell Gurry, age 99 of Minneapolis.  Born January 23, 1917 in Warren, MN to Carl and Ceciel Anderson; died May 10, 2016 in Minneapolis. Preceded in death by husband, John Gurry; son, Richard Gurry; siblings, Colleen Anderson, Ione Steer and William Anderson.  Survived by daughters, Diane (Michael) Kelly and Janice (Todd) Kindem; 7 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Shirley Roley; brother, Carl Anderson and many nieces and nephews.  The family would like to thank Patty Cibuzar of Health Partners and the staff at Mt. Olivet Homes for the loving care given to Grace the last 7 years.  Grace was a woman of great faith who lived by the motto: "Family First." Funeral Service 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 21st at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 5801 Lyndale Ave. S., Mpls. with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m.  Interment Oak Hill Cemetery, Minneapolis.  Memorials preferred to Mt. Olivet Homes.


Minneapolis, MN    612-861-6088

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Age 78, of North Minneapolis, passed away on May 15, 2016. Funeral service will be on Thursday, May 19, 2016, at 1 PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 5801 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis. Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.


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