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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Visitation from 6:00 PM to 8:00PM on Tuesday March 14, 2017 at Gill Brothers Funeral Chapel, 7300 42nd Ave N, New Hope, with a Memorial Service to begin at 8:00 PM.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Shirley Wareham Dalton, age 92 of Edina.  Born November 28, 1924 in St.Paul; died March 8, 2017.  Shirley was a graduate and homecoming queen at Marshall High School; attended the U of M and worked for the Minneapolis Park Board, where she met Robert Dalton.  They were married on June 16, 1948.  Shirley was an active volunteer, had a strong faith in God, and loved to laugh.  Her children would describe her as sweet, loving, kind, generous, engaged and open-minded.  A special thank you to the caregivers from Care Builders, York Gardens and Fairview Hospice. Preceded in death by parents, Alfred and Ruth Wareham; siblings, Audrey Lee and Jack Wareham and many friends.  Survived by loving husband of 68 years, Bob; children, Tim (Carol), Martha (Gary) Bunkers, Mary (David) Holland, Rob (Debbie), Sam (Julie) and Katie (John) Rickert; 16 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; brother, Denny (Mary Clare) Wareham, sister-in-law, Irene Wareham, nieces, nephews and many friends. Mass of Christian Burial, 11:00 a.m., Monday, March 13th at The Church of Christ The King, 5029 Zenith Ave. S., Mpls. Visitation 4-6 p.m., Sunday, March 12th at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 5801 Lyndale Ave. S., Mpls. And one hour prior to mass at Church. Private interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery.  Memorials preferred to Christ the King or Indian Mission School PO Box 639, Fort Yates, ND 58538


Minneapolis, MN   612-861-6088

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Robert W. Anderson

Age 88, of Minneapolis, died March 5, 2017 of complications of Parkinsons’ Disease. Born August 29, 1928, Detroit Lakes, MN, third and youngest son of Anton and Nona Afea (Norby) Anderson. Educated at Waldorf College, Forest City, IA; Concordia College, Moorhead, MN; University of North Dakota, Grand Forks; University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. High school teacher in Perham, MN; Fargo, ND; District 281, Robbinsdale Senior High. Major (Ret.) United States Air Force. Long-time Placement Director for American Guild of Organists/Twin Cities Chapter. Last surviving grandchild of L.J. Norby, pioneer Northwest Minnesota merchant and banker. Golf and table tennis aficionado and a devoted daddy to 9 West Highland white terriers. Preceded in death by brothers Roger L. Anderson, M.D. (Agnes Lynch Anderson) and Russell Norby Anderson. Survived by spouse and life-companion of 44 years, Randall M. Egan and by beloved nieces Nona Greene (Mrs. William), Santa Monica, CA; Christine Morrison (Mrs. John L.), Wayzata, MN; Sarah (Mrs. Gregory Van Schaack), Winnetka, IL, and their families. Funeral service Sunday, March 12th at 3 PM,  Central Lutheran Church, 333 E. Grant St., Minneapolis with visitation beginning at 2 PM. Interment Oak Grove Cemetery, Detroit Lakes, MN.   In lieu of flowers, memorials are gratefully suggested to Music Fund/Central Lutheran Church, Mpls.; Music Fund/St. George’s Episcopal Church, St. Louis Park; or the Animal Humane Society, Golden Valley. 

GILL BROTHERS     612-861-6088


Sunday, March 12, 2017

Yunker, Todd W. 

Age 50 of Menomonie, Wisconsin.  Born May 15th, 1955 and died March 3rd, 2017.  Preceded in death by mother, Kathryn; father, Robert; brothers, Scott Yunker, Jeff Heald, and Jonathan Heald.  Survived by step-mother, Ginny Yunker; brothers, Shawn Yunker and Jim Kahle; nieces and nephews.  Funeral service Sunday, March 12th at 1 PM ~ Gill Brothers Bloomington Chapel, 9947 Lyndale Avenue South, Bloomington, MN  55420.  If so desired, memorials may be directed to the family.  Private interment.  

Gill Brothers   952-888-7771


Saturday, March 11, 2017

Jesse believed in God.

He is a loving, caring, intelligent young man. Gifted with talents beyond measure.

He is a man of integrity and strength

All he learned he passed on to his nieces and nephews. He loved them as if they were his own. They admired and respected their uncle Jesse.

He has a dull funny sarcastic sense of humor he used at the night time sometimes.

He has a heart of gold, would give a stranger the clothes off his back without question. He will pray for you, ride for you, provide for you, and protect you. If he said he was your friend he meant it.

Jesse studied business and Mandarin at MCC (Arizona). He taught himself to play the guitar that lead him to become a member of the band Daddy Jive, which in turn gave him the courage to branch off and form his own band JDOTJANE where he wrote the songs and played the electric and acoustic guitar. The band is now known as °F Falling, all while maintaining a job at BuySelf Reality.

Jesse leaves behind to celebrate his legacy, parents, Lonnie & Linda Wallace, 4 Sisters, 12 Nieces & Nephews, and Aunts, Unlces, Cousins and long time friend and roomate Moe Ashur.

Jesse is and will be greatly missed.

Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 12:00 PM at New Oil Christian Center, 116 East 32nd St, Minneapolis, MN. Visitation from 5-8 PM on Friday, March 10 at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 5801 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis MN.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

George M. Kenealey Sr. age 85, passed away peacefully on March 1, 2017, surrounded by the love of his wife and children after a long fruitful life. George was a 1950 graduate of DeLaSalle High School and a veteran of the Marine Corps where he proudly served his county in the Korean War. He continued his education at St. Thomas College (1956 graduate) and Georgetown University Law School (1959 graduate). George practiced law in Minneapolis until his retirement in 2010.  He had a great passion for law and proudly served as an attorney for the Knights of Columbus in Bloomington, The American Legion in Richfield, and the VFWs in Richfield and Bloomington, among other treasured clients. George and his family loved spending time at the family cabin on Straight Lake in Osage, MN where he enjoyed attempting to catch walleyes. Preceded in death by parents, George and Alis; and brothers John and Gerald. Survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Beverly; children, Michael (Marilyn) Kenealey, Kathy (Kenneth) Brisiel and Kevin (Andrea) Kenealey; and 4 grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday 10:30 AM at St. Peter’s Catholic Church 6730 Nicollet Ave S Richfield, MN. Visitation Wednesday 5-8 PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home 9947 Lyndale Ave S Bloomington, MN and one hour prior to mass at Church. Interment St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to donor’s choice.


BLOOMINGTON, MN       952.888.7771

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Age 85, of Bloomington, passed away on March 1, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Kathleen; son, Roger; parents, William and Beatrice; sisters, Marilyn Miller and Lael Anderson. He is survived by his children, LaVon (Ron) Teel, William Lessard, Mary Lessard, Leah (Ken) Olson, and James Lessard; grandchildren, Jon Loftus, Whitney (Ben Paar) Teel, Kali (Josh) Kasprzyk, Jeri (Mike) Oliveras, Ali Olson, and Tucker Olson; great-grandchildren, Avery and Ava Loftus, Ike and Stella Paar, Mila and Adriana Kasprzyk; brother, Robert Lessard. William was a Korean War Veteran and a proud member of the 40 Below Club. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday, March 7, 10 AM at Nativity of Mary Catholic Church, 9900 Lyndale Ave S, Bloomington, with visitation one hour prior to Mass. Interment at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials preferred to the Church of Nativity of Mary.


Bloomington   952-888-7771

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Hughes, Robert Shanley "Bob"

Age 96, of Edina, passed away on February 21, 2017. He is preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Hughes; parents, Edmund "Doc"  & Ellen "Elyda" Hughes; sisters, Margaret Perius, Isabel Hughes, and Mary Elizabeth Backes. He is survived by his sister, Katherine Beiers; children, Roberta Stevenson, Patrick (Wendy) Hughes, and Michael (Sheila) Hughes; 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, March 4, 11 AM at Church of St Patrick, 6820 St. Patrick's Ln, Edina. Visitation one hour prior to mass. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the St. Johns Alumni Association endowed scholarship, PO Box 7222,Collegeville, MN 56321 or www.csbsju.edu/sjualum.


Minnneapolis       612961-6088

Friday, March 3, 2017

Dronen, Audrey S. 

Age 83 of Edina, Minnesota.  Audrey Eunice Sather was born September 25, 1933 at Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis to Melvin Praleous Sather and Eunice Hall Sather.  She has one older sister, Marguerite Hanson of Lisle, Illinois.  Audrey was baptized as an infant at Golgotha Lutheran, a forerunner of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, so has been a lifelong member.  She attended Minneapolis Public Schools including Central High where she was Homecoming Queen in her senior year.  After graduation she attended Minneapolis General Hospital School of X-Ray Technology and became a registered x-ray technician.  She worked at Nicollet Clinic for about 5 years.  On August 6, 1955 she married her high school sweeheart, Dick Dronen, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church.  They have been active members there ever since.  She is survived by her husband, Dick; children, Steven (Brenda), Mary (Brad) Meyer, and David (Patty); grandchildren, Blake (Jessica) and Anne Dronen, Jon and David Meyer, Joe and Maggie Dronen; great-grandchildren, Wesley, Bennett, and Audrey Dronen.  Her family was always the center of her life.  After the birth of her children she was a stay at home mom tending to their every need.  Along with Dick she also enjoyed many years at the family lake home - CLAMDALE.  It was always special when grandchildren and friends were present there.  Regular church attendance was part of the weekly schedule, even when at the lake.  In addition, she found time to volunteer in a variety of church activities.  She was active in Esther Circle for more that 40 years and cherished her many friends at Bethlehem.  Audrey was a woman of deep faith.  Her faith, family, and friends were of great importance and the center of her life.  She had a quietness about her and a caring and generous heart.  Funeral service on Friday, March 3, 2017 at 11 AM ~ Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 4100 Lyndale Avenue South.  Visitation one hour prior to service.  Interment following reception at Lakewood Cemetery.  If so desired, memorials may be directed to the Bethlehem Foundation or 7500 York Resident Fund. 

Gill Brothers 612-861-6088


Thursday, March 2, 2017

John William Lawrow, MD age 88 of Minneapolis, MN passed away on February 26,2017. Founding doctor of Northeast Internist PA. A 62 year member of Annunciation Parish. Preceded in death by daughters, Shawn, Sheila, and Susan. Survived by wife of 64 years, Peggy; children, Kathy (Doug) Harrman, Patty (Tim) Murphy, Mike (Mary Jo), Brigid, Pegeen; grandchildren, Courtney (Jim), Ian (Lisa), Reena, Lexi (Aneudy), Kyra, Stephen, Ellen, Nessa, Spencer (Talisha), Dono, Devin, Chase, Clay, Shawn and Maggie; great-grandchildren, Sierra, Avana, Marcus, Nicholas and Seth; and great-great-grandson, Avi. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday 11 AM at the Church of the Annunciation 509 West 54th Street Minneapolis, MN. Visitation Wednesday 5-8 PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home 5801 Lyndale Ave. So. and one hour prior to mass at church. Interment Lakewood Cemetery. Memorials preferred to Haiti Foundation, Catholic Relief Services or St. Stephens Human Services.


MINNEAPOLIS, MN              612.861.6088


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