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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Marlys Naomi Silbaugh  age 67 of New Hope, passed away Friday, December 18, 2015 from complications of ALS. Preceded in death by father Harvey, mother Clara, brother Vern and sisters Kristeen and Edee. Survived by husband Walt (Reggie), son Shane, daughter Meridee, brother Bob, sister Joyce and many other relatives and friends. A Celebration of Marlys’s life will be held 4 p.m. on Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 7300 42nd Ave N, New Hope. Visitation will start one hour prior to service. Marlys was a graduate of McIntosh High School, received her Bachelors of Science in Education from Concordia College of Moorhead and received her Masters of Education from the University of Minnesota. Following graduation from Concordia, Marlys taught High School Physical Education in Pine River, MN where she met her husband Reggie. She was extremely active with extra curricula activities coaching Basketball, Gymnastics, Volleyball, Track and served as Cheerleader Adviser. She and Reggie were married in 1975 and moved to New Hope. She substituted in various school districts and coached Fridley’s Girls’ Basketball for several years before deciding to stay home with her children. In 1990 she returned to teaching in Robbinsdale School District 281. She taught Physical Education at TLC, later known as Robbinsdale Middle School, and Health at Robbinsdale Armstrong High School before retiring in 2013. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: The ALS Association MN/ND/SD Chapter 333 North Washington Ave Suite 105 Minneapolis, MN 55401.


NEW HOPE, MN   763-531 1777

Tuesday, December 22, 2015
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Scott Jeffrey Belkin, age 56 of Minneapolis.  We are saddened by the passing on December 19, 2015, of our beloved son, brother, uncle and friend, Scott.  Although born in St. Paul, he was also very prideful of his Edina upbringing.  Scott was passionate about his family, but a close second in his heart were cars, wine and 1st edition novels.  Those who knew him best recognized he was a "force to be reckoned with."

Scott is preceded in death by father, Stuart.  He is survived by mother, Marjorie; siblings William (nephew Daniel and his fiancé Liz & niece Rachel); Liz & Jon Birenbaum (niece/nephew Sam & Hannah).

Services to be held at Temple Israel, 2324 Emerson Avenue South, Minneapolis at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 22,  2015.  Shiva will be held Tuesday 7 p.m. at 250 Turners Crossroad, Golden Valley. Interment Adath Yeshurun, Edina.  Memorials preferred to Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center http://bit.ly/1JmdwCq


MINNEAPOLIS, MN 612-861-6088

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Carlson, Andrew C.

Age 83 of Crystal, MN.  Born August 2, 1932 in Clam Falls Township, Wisconsin to Harold T. and Myrtle J. (Nelson) Carlson.  Preceded in death by son, Andrew Christian Carlson, Jr.  Survived by wife, Joan; sons, Kevin (Kay) and Jeffery; grandchildren, Jessica, Amanda (Clay), Jacob, and Cameron; great-grandchildren, Lilly, Riley, Kaylee, and Ellie.  Memorial service will be Tuesday, December 22nd at 11:30 AM ~ Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 7300 42nd Avenue North with visitation beginning at 10;30 AM.  Interment following service at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.


NEW HOPE, MN  763 531 1777

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Donald Ross Fouts, age 72 of Bloomington.  Born September 17, 1943 in Fairmont, MN; passed away December 17, 2015.  Loving Husand, Father and Grandfather. Preceded in death by parents, Melvin and Nathalie Fouts.  Survived by wife, Peggy; sons, Steve (Shana), Mike (Shannon), David (Kelly) and Jacob; 11 grandchildren, Arynda, Miah, Elise, Cabrini, Maryn, Peter, Gregory, Hannah, Nicholas, Owen and Iris.  Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 22nd at the Church of St. Bonaventure, 901 E. 90th St., Bloomington.  Visitation 5-8 p.m., Monday, December 21st at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Ave. S. and one hour prior to mass at church.  Interment Resurrection Cemetery, Mendota Heights, MN.   "Truly Feeling Swell Now."


                                                                                                                                           Bloomington, MN   952-888-7771

Monday, December 21, 2015

78, of New Hope, passed away peacefully in his sleep on December 16, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Kate & Lloyd; sister, June (Richard) Van Heel. He is survived by his wife, JoAnn Theresa (nee Villella); children, Lori (Steven) Feela & Sheri (Tim) Packer; grandchildren, Joshua Parker, Kristina & Kaylee Packer; great-grandchildren, Hannah, Joshua Jr. & Noah Parker; brother, Daniel (Cheryl) Block. Bob was a loving husband and father, who adored his family. Mass of Christian Burial Monday December 21, 10:30 AM, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 8701 N. 36th Ave, New Hope. Visitation will be on Sunday December 20, from 3-6 PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 7300 42nd Ave N, New Hope, and for one hour prior to service at the church on Monday.


New Hope          763-531-1777

Monday, December 21, 2015

Richard August Klein Born April 22, 1934; Dick entered eternal life on Saturday, December 5, 2015 surrounded by family and friends. Preceded in death by parents, Florence and August Klein; sisters Jean Werner and Blanche Lohmar. Survived by wife Anne; sons, Stephen (Krista), David (Patti); daughter, Kathleen (David) and 10 grandchildren.  Also survived by sisters, Virginia Chase, Marilyn Leitschuh, Suzanne Coyne, Karen Klein and brother, Christopher Klein.  Dick graduated from St. Thomas Academy ('51) and the University of St. Thomas ('55).  He taught at St. Thomas Academy for 7 years.  He also attended the University of Vienna.  Dick was a Trustee and President of the Elizabeth C. Quinlan Foundation for a total of 48 years.  He served as a board member of the St. Therese Foundation, St. Thomas Academy Alumni, MN Council on Foundations and many others.  Dick was blessed with a beautiful voice...singing and acting with the Mountain Playhouse on Big Mountain in Whitefish, MT and, later, with the Fogey Follies.  Dick also recorded books on tape for the blind. (If you were sitting next to Dick during a Monty Python movie, you'd want to change your seat).  Summers at Lake Hubert, relaxing with family and friends, were his greatest pleasure,  Dick's calm, loving and accepting manner will be greatly missed. Mass of Christian Burial 12:00 p.m., Monday, December 21st at the Basilica of St. Mary, 88 -17th Street N., Mpls with visitation one hour prior to service only.  Interment St. Mary's Cemetery, Minneapolis.  Memorials preferred to the, Basilica of St. Mary, the Alzheimer's Association or St. Thomas Academy.

www.GILLBROTHERS.com                Minneapolis, Minnesota           612-861-6088

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Kortney J. Ellis, Age 33.

Our beautiful angel was called home to heaven too soon. She loved and cherished her daughter RylieKortney was a very kind hearted person who was respected highly by her peers. Kortney loved to engage in all types of sporting activities and was very competitive. She is survived by her precious daughter Rylie, her parents Dennis Ellis and Kolleen Johnson.  Many aunts and uncles plus several cousins. Kortney will be truly missed by her loving family members and friends. 

Visitation will be held at Gill Brothers Funeral Home 9947 Lyndale Avenue South Bloomington, MN  55420 Sunday, December 20th From 3:00 - 7:00  p.m. Interment Dawn Valley Memorial Park Cemetery.


BLOOMINGTON, MN     952 888 7771

Saturday, December 19, 2015

85, of New Hope, passed away on December 13, 2015. He was preceded in death by his wife Lois; brother Howard; sister Lois. He is survived by children, Jane (Mike), Eric (Jill), and Amy; granddaughter, Lindsay (Lider); great-granddaughters, Marisol and Grace; very dear family friends, Swami, Valli, Mahi (Matt), and Aki. Memorial service Saturday, December 19th at 11 AM Holy Nativity Lutheran Church, 3900 Winnetka Avenue N. Visitation one hour prior to service at church. If so desired, memorials may be directed to Holy Nativity Church or the Hindu Society of Minnesota.


New Hope     763-531-1777

Friday, December 18, 2015

Glen SONMOR Passed away peacefully, in his 87th year, at St. Joseph's Life Care Centre in Brantford on December 14, 2015. Mourned by his daughter Kate Bowie, her husband Jerome and their sons Christopher and Michael of Phoenix, AZ. He is also mourned by his sister Jean Sonmor and her husband Regan Devine and their sons Brendan and Jake (Carolyn Coles-Devine). Uncle Glen will be fondly remembered by Kathy Duncan, Jean Doan (Wayne) and Janis Cadieux (Wayne). Glen achieved national attention when he coached the Minnesota North Stars to the Stanley Cup Finals in 1981. His storied hockey career began in Hamilton, included both a brief stint in the six team NHL and a career-ending eye injury, before he found his calling as a "players' coach". He coached at the Universities of Ohio and Minnesota before being tapped for the new WHA where he coached and managed the St. Paul Fighting Saints and then the Birmingham Bulls for Johnny Bassett Jr. finally winding up as coach for the Minnesota North Stars under GM Lou Nanne where, for a couple of years, the Cinderella team made headlines everywhere and wound up facing the Islanders in the Stanley Cup Finals in '81. He coached for parts of seven seasons before moving over to administration and scouting. His later colour commentary was a staple in Minnesota where he was famous for never including an opposition player in his three star picks. He credited AA with "saving his life" and the fellowship he found there sustained him through 33 years of sobriety. In 2013 he moved to Canada to be close to his family in Paris where he struggled with increasing memory problems.

Funeral service Friday December 18th 2 p.m. at Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church, 5025 Knox Ave. So. Minneapolis.  Visitation 1 hour prior to service. Interment Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN. Memorials preferred to the University of Minnesota Men's Hockey Enhancement Fund, (Gopher Hockey, Mariucci Arena, 4 Oak Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455)


BLOOMINGTON, MN  952 888 7771

Friday, December 18, 2015

92 and 9 months, of Richfield, passed away on December 9, 2015. A descendent of original farming settlers in Richfield, he operated his own private trucking business for 28 years before retiring as a City of Richfield employee. He is survived by his loving children: Sharon, Linda, Nancy, Vincent Jr, Kevin and Mary; 9 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren.  Dying is never easy, yet our Dad was so brave in his final days, in the face of death. It was Dad’s request, that his service be for immediately family only.


Minneapolis        952-888-7771


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