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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Age 81, of Bloomington, passed away at home July 21, 2015. Preceded in death by parents,
Rudolph and Pearl, sister Joyce Gasow, brother, Jerry. Survived by wife, Mary; daughters,
Michelle (Paul) Trnka and Karen Lewis; grandchildren, Carissa and Mandy; brother,
Robert (Dolly); nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday July 28, 2015, at 10 AM
at St. Richards Catholic Church, 7540 Penn Ave S, Richfield. Visitation will be one hour prior to Mass.
Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Ginny Stadelman, the youngest of 12 children, was born on July 20, 1926 in Bird Island, MN to Michael and Celestine (Huebsch) Posl. She grew up on the family farm and graduated from St. Mary’s High School in 1944. Ginny and Walter were married on May 29, 1954 less than nine months after their first date. Their Catholic faith was at the center of their marriage and their family life.

Ginny was known to have said she felt a calling to motherhood. Together, Ginny and Walter raised six children in Richfield, MN. Throughout her life Ginny had many creative pursuits including quilting, embroidery, painting, card making, crafts, and calligraphy to name a few. Occasionally she liked to plunk out tunes she remembered from her childhood or sing-a-long classics on her little piano organ. In later years, she greatly enjoyed volunteering at Little Sisters of the Poor in St. Paul where her ingenuity was put to good use for others.

Ginny’s talents in the kitchen were widely enjoyed. She was an adventurous cook and baker taking on challenging recipes just for fun. Also, she was amazingly resourceful in feeding small crowds spontaneously with what she had on-hand. Ginny and Walter tended small gardens, so Ginny canned or pickled their harvest to be enjoyed year round. She welcomed her children and many grand children into the kitchen, which inspired a love of all things culinary for many of them. Every year, Ginny pulled out all the stops for Christmas. From scratch she made and artfully decorated a traditional red velvet cake to celebrate baby Jesus’ birthday. She also meticulously decorated sugar cookies and detailed gingerbread people along with making other family favorites like caramels, Russian tea cakes, divinity fudge, and many more. For Christmas meals she served elaborate delicious courses all timed so the family could pray and share the meal together. Ginny put her heart into serving beautifully balanced meals, umpteen batches of cookies and out-of-this-world apple pies, and it was in this way that she expressed her love.

Our beloved mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and aunt, Virginia “Ginny” Stadelman marked her 89th birthday this July 20th and two days later passed away peacefully surrounded by family, July 22, 2015. She is survived by her children: Mary Ann Harley, Thomas (Fran), Michael (Connie), Stephen (Mary), Peter (Deb), and Matthew (Nina); 13 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and her brother, Norbert (Julie) Posl, and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Walter; infant son, Joseph and infant daughter, Theresa; her parents, Michael and Celestine; sisters Gertrude (Ed) Dummer, Luella (Lee) Jansen, Cecilia Posl, Rita (Ed) Mahoney, and Dolores (Bob) Jones; brothers Frank (Ag), Edward, Michael (Catherine), Anthony (Norma), and Edwin.

Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 28th at the Church of the Assumption, 305 E. 77th Street, Richfield with visitation one hour prior to mass only.  Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Many thanks to the caregivers at Emerald Crest Memory Care of Burnsville.

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Bloomington, MN   952-888-7771  

Saturday, July 25, 2015

79, of Bloomington, passed away on July 22, 2015. She was preceded in death by her son, John Allen Nessett; brother, Dennis Willie; swister, Marjorie Kieseth. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Jack; children, Barb Ward and James Nessett; grandchildren, Larcell and Nicole Mack; sister, Marion Peterson; brother, Frank Willie. Memorial service will be on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 11 AM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Ave S, Bloomington. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Interment at Bloomington Cemetery.
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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Margaret Florence Heinsohn, age 86, died Sunday evening, July 19, 2015 at Walnut Grove Assisted Living in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

Funeral service will be held at 10:00 am July 25, 2015 at St. Mark’s United Church of Christ, 8630 Xerxes Ave. S, Bloomington, MN with Rev. Jennifer Jaimez officiating. Visitation will be held from 4-6 pm, Friday, July 24 at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Ave. S in Bloomington and 1 hour before service at the church. Interment will be in Cambria Cemetery, Cambria, MN.

Margaret was born December 19, 1928 in New Ulm, MN to Wallace and Florence (Espenson) Harris. She graduated from New Ulm High School in 1946. After high school she worked as a secretary at law firms in New Ulm and Le Sueur. She was the secretary and taught Confirmation classes at Zion United Church of Christ in Le Sueur. She met her husband Wallace at Zion UCC. They were married on June 18, 1960.They moved to Bloomington and raised their two children there. After the children were older she worked for the Bloomington Public School District. She was very proud of her four grandchildren and enjoyed going to all of their activities. Margaret also enjoyed reading, gardening, traveling and taking pictures, biking, skiing, canoeing, and camping.

She was an active member of the Welsh Groups and enjoyed singing at the Gymanfa Ganu (Welsh Hymn Sing) each year.Margaret was very active in the life of the church. She had been a member of St. Mark’s church for over 50 years, and served on many boards and committees thru the years. She also worked for the Minnesota UCC Conference Office.Left to cherish her memory are her children: William (Jeanne) Heinsohn of Two Rivers, WI, and Anne (John) Seppanen of Battle Creek, MI; four grandchildren: Michael Seppanan of Stow, OH; Elizabeth Seppanen of East Lansing, MI; Amanda Heinsohn of Madison, WI; and Donny Heinsohn of Two Rivers, WI; Sister-in-law Marian (Orrin) Davis of St. Cloud, MN; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband: Wallace Heinsohn; parents: Wallace and Florence Harris; sister Marion (Owen) Hewitt. 

Memorials preferred to St. Mark’s U.C.C. or the Alzheimer’s Association.

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Saturday, July 25, 2015

M.E. Marolt “Emmy”, 64 of Eden Prairie was welcomed into heaven on July 20th, 2015 by her loving parents, Albert and Mary Ann; and her nephew James Lawrence Tholen, her hero.  The four most important things in Emmy's life were her FAITH - "Be still and know that I am".  Her surviving FAMILY; Ray, her fishing buddy and his wife Carol; their three children, Todd, Danielle Hunt, Scott; and the great-nieces and nephews; oldest sister, Marcia Tholen - her friendship has been everlasting, her husband Bob and son Matt; Monna Marolt, her caring and supportive middle sister who called her "Em the gem" - her husband Tony Garvey, and boys Erik and Andy Grotte; her FRIENDS - she cherished everyone of you in the faith shown, the love given, and the support on her journey, with special thanks to Trudy, Susan, Susie, Judy, Cappy, Jeanne, Bernie, Gretchen, Terry, and Linda. LOL !!  Her four legged FURRY FRIENDS Jazzy and Cassie, who gave her unconditional love and never asked for a car or college education!!  Special thanks to Dr. Beckwith for her proactive care and support.  Keep up the good fight. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, 11 AM at the Church of St. Patrick, 6820 Saint Patrick's Lane, with visitation one hour prior to mass. Entombment following lunch at Gethsemane Cemetery.  If so desired, memorials may be directed to the Masonic Cancer Center, 424 Harvard St. S.E.  Mpls.  55455

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN  612 861 6088

Saturday, July 25, 2015
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Melinda Kay Stotler, 57, passed away on July 5, 2015 and she was surrounded by the love of her family. She was born on July 4, 1958 to Mason and Alice Maureen Ritchey in Overland Park, Kansas. Preceded in death by her son, Timmy, mother, and brother. Surviving is her husband Timothy, daughter Tamara, father Mason, brother Mark, and sister Mary as well as three grandchildren. A celebration of life ceremony will be held at Tamara’s home 10601 188th Ave NW, Elk River MN 55330 on Saturday July 25th.
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Friday, July 24, 2015

Gleason, Philip J. Age 77 of Richfield. loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle, passed away July 20, 2015. Born to Raymond and Olga Stevenson Gleason in Minneapolis, MN. Preceded in death by parents; sisters, Helen Rigney, Louise Neuman, Jane Mayer; brothers, John (Jack) and Timothy. Survived by wife, Susan Gleason (Studt), sons, Patrick (Amy Pittenger) and Robert (Julie Knutson); daughter, Marisue; grandchildren:, Samuel, Caitlin, Sophia, and Sean; sister, Mary Hogan; brothers, Raymond (Sally), Stephen (Hildur), Kenneth (MaryLou), sisters-in-law Joann and Karen; former sister-in-law, Helen; many nieces and nephews.

Graduated high school from St. Thomas Academy. Served in the United States Army, Korean era. Graduated from the University of Minnesota, School of Mortuary Science. Owned and operated Gleason Mortuary in Minneapolis and Richfield with his father Raymond and brother Timothy until 1996. Ever generous with his time, he was a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, Richfield Chamber of Commerce, President-Spectacle Lake Association, Cambridge, MN. He was a long time member and volunteer of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Richfield, MN. Volunteer in the El Mirage retirement community and pitcher for Sr Softball league team, Mesa, AZ. Always ready with a smile and joke, he was the kindest, most helpful man you will ever know. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Mass of Christian Burial Friday, July 24, 10:30am at the Church of St. Peter, 6730 Nicollet Ave, Richfield, MN.   Visitation Thursday, July 23, 4pm to 7pm at , Gill Brothers Funeral Home 5801 Lyndale Ave S, Mpls, MN and 1.5 hour prior to Mass at church. In lieu of flowers, donations preferred to Minnesota Veterans Adult Daycare, 5101 Minnehaha Ave S, Bldg 4, Mpls, MN 55417. complete notice later.                                      

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN   612 861 6088

Friday, July 24, 2015

Martin Robert Aponas, "Marty" age 84 of Bloomington died July 14, 2015.  Marty served in the U.S. Army during the Korean and Vietnam Wars and worked for the City of Bloomington Public Works Department.  He retired from both after 20 years of service.  Preceded in death by mother, Sophie; father, Martin and brother, Ray.  Survived by loving wife, Cornelia; children, Diane Aponas, Mike (Kellie) Aponas, Nancy (Art) Van Erp and Patty (Kevin) Lietzau; 7 grandchildren, Donovan (Susie) Steele, Jennifer (Tony) Kippels, Kelsey Aponas, Taylor Aponas, Tanis (John) Huston, Lance Lietzau and Paige Lietzau; 7 great-grandchildren, Derek, Logan and Mady Steele, Savannah and Isabella Kippels, Alexis Classen and Camdon Huston; sister, Carol Dosen; sister-in-law, Dorothy Aponas; many nieces and nephews. 

Visitation 4-8 p.m., Thursday, July 23rd at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Ave. S., Bloomington.  Graveside service 12:30 p.m., Friday, July 24th at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, assembly Lane #5. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or to any organization supporting veterans.

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Ole Nordahl Christiansen Passed away peacefully Sunday morning, July 12, 2015 at his home in Minneapolis at the age of 93. He is survived by his children Tom & Delores, Ron, Jon & Miriam, Pelle & Julie Christiansen Grandchildren; Eric, Alyssa, Carly & Cam; Special friend Eila. & Kathy, mother of Eric & Alyssa. Preceded by Wife Marit and Parents. Ole immigrated from Norway in 1950 with his wife Marit and oldest son Tom. He was a master plumber who owned and operated Christiansen Plumbing, until he retired in 1984. He traveled extensively and wintered in Mexico.

Memorial Celebration will be held at Gill Brothers, 5801 Lyndale Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55419 on July 23, 2015 from 4-7pm. Join us for Ole's favorite snacks and music.

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN      612 861 6088  

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Age 55 of Bloomington, MN died on July 19, 2015. He is survived by his wife Denise and sons Davis and Erik; his parents Roy and Shirley Nygren; brothers Tory (Patty) and Lance; sisters Rhonda (Jim) Meyer and Tina and several nieces and nephews.
Nate was a graduate of Minneapolis South High School, St. John’s University in Collegeville, and the University of St. Thomas MBA program. Nate had a long career as an IT project manager, most recently with Optum. He was also a longtime member of the St. Paul Rugby Club, a volunteer with Cub Scout Pack 374 and Boy Scout Troop 374 at Nativity of Mary, and a proud owner of vintage BMWs.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Thursday July 23, 2015 at Nativity of Mary Catholic Church, 9900 Lyndale Ave. S. in Bloomington. Visitation Wednesday from 5-8 pm. at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Avenue South, Bloomington and one hour prior to Mass on Thursday at church.
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BLOOMINGTON, MN  952 888 7771

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