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Friday, January 6, 2017

Solomonson, Gordon O. age 90 of Minneapolis, MN.  Born December 8, 1926 in Leland, Iowa to Oscar and Jorgina (Rosheim) Solomonson.  Retired pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  Preceded in death by wife, Carol.  Survived by children, Stephen (Linda Richardson), Nancy (Mark) Dumke, and Mike (Chris Schneider); grandchildren, Andrew Solomonson, Will Solomonson, Kirsten (John) Worzala Dumke, Karin (Dan) Berdal, Lauren Solomonson, and Emma Solomonson; great-grandchildren, Roman, Berkeley, and Soren Worzala Dumke.  Funeral service will be Friday, January 6, 2017 at 10:30 AM ~ Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 4100 Lyndale Avenue South with interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery following reception.   Visitation Thursday 5-7 PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 5801 Lyndale Avenue South and also one hour prior to service at church.  If so desired, memorials may be directed to Bethlehem Lutheran Church or St. Olaf College. 


MINNEAPOLIS, MN       612-861-6088

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Friday, January 6, 2017

Zismer, Antoinette T. 

Age 90 of St. Anthony, formerly of Richfield, MN.  Passed away on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at the age of 90 years old.  She was preceded in death by her mother, Ann (Kacmarczyk) Cicharz and her father, George Cicharz; her six siblings, George, Matthew, Chester, Agnes, Mary and Josephine.  Antoinette was strong to her Catholic faith throughout her life and is celebrating her dedication to God in heaven with her brothers, sisters, and parents.  Antoinette is survived by her son Robert Zismer (Susan Sweezo); grandson, Tim Zismer and Karen Zismer.  Funeral service Friday, Januay 6, 2017 at 11 AM ~ Gill Brothers Southwest Chapel, 5801 Lyndale Avenue South with visitation beginning at 10 AM.  Interment Lakewood Cemetery.  The family of Antoinette wish to extend our sincere thanks to the entire staff at Lyngblomsten Care Center for their sincere help in caring for Antoinette during her final days.  If so desired, memorials may be directed to the Parkinson Foundation or the American Cancer Society.  

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

William J. Shasty, age 94 of Bloomington.  Died peacefully at his daughter’s home on December 31, 2016.  Bill retired from Leslie Paper Co.  Preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Genevee; daughter, Karen Hanninen and brother, Harry Szostakowski.  Survived by daughter, Elaine Lyman; 6 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Genevieve and many nieces and nephews.  Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 4th at the Church of the Nativity of Mary, 9900 Lyndale Ave. S., Bloomington.  Visitation Tuesday, 4-7 p.m. at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Ave. S. and one hour prior to mass at church.  Interment Crystal Lake Cemetery, Minneapolis. 


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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Age 92, of Bloomington, passed away on December 27, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph; daughter, Kathy  & son, Joe.  She is survived by her children, David, Steve, Patty & Lori; 11 Grandchildren & 14 Great-Grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial, Tuesday January 3, 2017 at 10 AM at Nativity of Mary Catholic Church, 9900 Lyndale Ave S, Bloomington. Visitation one hour prior to Mass. Interment Ft. Snelling National Cemetery.


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Friday, December 30, 2016

Minnie Louise (Kaiser) Bonderud, age 98 of Bloomington, died December 22, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Omar, and seven siblings. Born on a farm in Sherman County, Kansas, she taught school in Kansas for a decade and then worked for the American Lutheran Church in Columbus, OH. For decades, Minnie was an active volunteer for her church (Christ the King Lutheran Church), Ebenezer Auxiliary, VEAP, and her children’s schools. She is survived by her children, Kirsten (Allan) Kuehl, Kendra (Kenneth Parsons), and Kevin; beloved grandchildren, Ethan (Cindy) Kuehl, Alissa (Adam) Davis, and Alex Kuehl; and beautiful great-grandchildren Luella Ries and Maryn and Bennett Davis. Minnie’s family wishes to thank her friends and the professionals who cared for her during her final years. An interment service will be held at a later date. Memorials preferred to Christ the King Lutheran Church (www.ctkb.org).

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Nancy Kay Weterman (nee Stockhaus) of Richfield, Minnesota. Nancy passed away December 22 at the age of 71 surrounded by her loving family.   Nancy was a caregiver to countless others throughout her life, both within her family and in her career as an ICU nurse at St. Mary's, Abbott, HCMC, and United hospitals.  Her smile and compassion will be missed by her friends from the St. Richard's Church and School community, the hospitals she worked at, Regina HS, favorite restaurants she visited, and her dear friends at Bone Lake.   Nancy is survived by her beloved husband, William; sons, Danny (Sandra) and Terrance (Lindsay); daughter, Molly Fitzpatrick (Tim); the grandchildren she adored, Rory, Ivar, Ella Lu, Hallie, Ayden, Brody, Alyssa and Jordan; and her six Stockhaus siblings, Jim (Bonnie), Tom, Mike (Nancy), Mary (Brian) Lamb, Kathleen (Chris) Lee and Pat (Beth).  Mass at Church of St. Patrick of Edina, 6820 St. Patrick's Lane, Edina, MN  55439 at 11:00 Wednesday, 12/28/16, with visitation an hour before and luncheon immediately following.  Private burial at a later date near New Richmond, Wisconsin, where Nancy loved to watch sunsets over the lakes and rolling hills and where she will be surrounded by members of the Gallagher and Reilly clans. 


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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Roselyn M. Pommerening age 89, was a longtime resident of Richfield, MN. Roselyn was born August 22, 1927 in Long Prairie, MN  recently residing in Cerenity of Marian in St. Paul, passed away Thursday December 22, 2016.  Preceded in death by her parents, Emil and Helen; siblings, Edwin, Melvin, Lawrence, Clarence and Irene. Survived by sisters-in-law, Amelia and Doris Pommerening; many loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.  Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday December 27, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Cerenity Senior Care-Marian of St. Paul (Chapel of Saint Mary) 200 Earl Street. Interment St. Mary of Mount Carmel, Long Prairie, MN Visitation ½ hour prior to Mass.


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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Warfield, Mary Margaret age 81 of Eden Prairie, MN passed away on December 8, 2016.  Preceded in death by parents, George and Ursula Schmidt; stepmother, Caroline Schmidt; and brother-in-law, Jim Connell.  Survived by Grant, her loving husband of 59 years; children, Tim (Connie) Warfield, Sarah (Richard) Hoban, Lisa Warfield Monk, and Anne (Paul) Cummings Warfield; grandchildren, Bryan (Keely), Mark, Hunter, Dan, Rory, CeAnna, Michaela, and Selena; great-granddaughter, Brooklyn Margaret; siblings, Joann Connell and Robert (Mary) Schmidt; cousins, Connie Williams and Domingo (Aislinn) Williams; nieces, nephews, and many extended relatives and friends.  Mass of Christian burial Tuesday December 27, 2016 at 11 AM at Pax Christi Catholic Church 12100 Pioneer Trail Eden Prairie, MN.  Visitation one hour prior to mass at church.  Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to Methodist Hospice Program c/o Park Nicollet Foundation, 6500 Excelsior Blvd., St. Louis Park, MN 55426.


MINNEAPOLIS, MN        612.861.6088

Thursday, December 22, 2016

McDonald (Bonander) Gloria, passed away 12/16/16.  Preceded in death by her loving parents; son, Gregory McDonald; sister-in-law, Patricia Bonander; and niece, Shannon MacFarlane. Survived by brother, Leonard Bonander; daughter-in-law,Darlene McDonald; granddaughter, Katie (Rick) Blaul; great-grandson, Brock and loving family and friends. As Minnesota’s first Scrabble champion, she loved using her mind to out-spell anyone in the room. She used her sharp mind to play cards and win multiple poker and blackjack tournaments; one of her greatest accomplishments was naming Canterbury Downs out of 9,000. Also, an avid fisher and Twins fan; she loved being outdoors and spending every free minute on Lake Minnetonka with her family. Gloria held a seat on multiple boards and volunteered her time with many organizations. Funeral service Thursday 2pm at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 7300 42nd Ave N, New Hope, MN; visitation one hour prior to service. “Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy.”

NEW HOPE, MN      763.531.1777

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Audrey Estelle (Simmons) Disser, 91, of Mesa, Arizona and former Bloomington, Minnesota resident passed away November 28, 2016 after a short illness visiting family in Omaha, Nebraska.  She was born in Glenwood, Minnesota on June 24, 1925 to parents Andrew Donald and Margaret (Berry) Simmons.  Audrey was the oldest of three children:  Donna, and Phillip (deceased).  She attended Abbott-Northwestern School of Nursing (Minneapolis), and happily married 56 years to Charles Joseph Disser.  Audrey retired from the Target Corporation after 22-years of service as T-5 department manager and corporate buying office.  Excelling in piano and organ, she played for Minneapolis Vocational High School and Bloomington Community choruses, Order of Eastern Star (OES) Bloomington Chapter #307, and Las Palma Grand Choraliers (Mesa, Arizona).  Audrey was dearly loved by her family.  She is survived by daughters Barbara L. Disser (David J Bynum, Scottsdale, Arizona) and Darlayn K. Worley (Chris, Lexington, North Carolina), granddaughters Caree A. Crossgrove (Omaha, Nebraska) and Jill C. (Jesse) Steenberg (Rosemount, Minnesota), five great-grandchildren Camden, Avrey and Andrew Jones (Omaha, Nebraska), and Ariahna and Adelynn Steenberg (Rosemount, Minnesota), sister Donna Woodhall (Canton, Ohio), sister-in-laws Linda Simmons (Colville, Washington) and Deann Diemeke (Maryland Heights, Missouri), and many nieces and nephews.  Committal service will be held June 26, 2017 at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to Shriners Hospitals for Children http://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/.


MINNEAPOLIS, MN            612.861.6088


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