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Saturday, April 8, 2017

Ardys M. Brown, age 95; longtime resident of Bloomington. Ardys was an active and devoted volunteer and parishioner at St. Edward's Church. Preceded in death by husband, Wesley; daughter, Corine "Corie"; brothers, Earl, Kenny and Carl Bartholomew. Survived by daughters, Jenny (Ron) Brown-Nelson, Nancy (Steve) Sorenson; grandsons, David Sorenson and John Sorenson (Joy Lavander); brother, Vern Bartholomew and many nieces and nephews.  Mass of Christian Burial, 1:00 p.m., Saturday, April 8, 2017 at the Church of St. Edward, 9401 Nesbitt Ave. S., Bloomington.  Visitation 4:00-7:00 p.m., Friday, April 7th at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Ave. S., Bloomington and one hour prior to mass at church.  Interment Bloomington Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to The Church of St. Edward's Music Fund.


Bloomington, MN   952-888-7771

Friday, April 7, 2017

Moore, Harlan LeWayne 80, passed away to be with the Lord on March 15, 2017 after a long illness with heart disease. He was born in Minneapolis, MN on December 16, 1936. Harlan is survived by his wife of 61 years, Marlene, by his three children, Debbie (FL), Lynn (CO), and Richard (Wanessa) (Atlanta, GA), and by his five grandchildren, Matthew, Emma, Julianna, Benn, and Jacob. He is preceded in death by his parents Olga and Richard Moore of Minneapolis, MN. Harlan was a devout Christian who loved deeply. He was steadfast to his church and dedicated to his family. His love of the Lord and his family were evident in every aspect of his life. Harlan and Marlene moved to The Villages, FL from Bloomington, MN in 2004. His life was enriched by many friends and numerous activities. He travelled throughout the world, but perhaps his favorite trips were to Brainerd, MN where he went fishing in search of walleyes. Harlan was active in sports and was an avid hunter and golfer. When he owned Thoroughbred racehorses, he found himself in The Winners Circle many times. He was dedicated to his beloved Minnesota Golden Gopher basketball and football teams. Harlan graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1958. He started his career as a teacher and basketball coach at Shakopee High School. In 1963, Har started his professional business life as a salesman at Litho Technical Services and went on to become a partner with Wes Rasmussen and Len Gelhar at Litho Tech and Custom Cover. He served as a member and Chairman of the Board for the Lupus Foundation, The Society of Technical Writers and Publishers, the Decathalon Club, and many others. Harlan was a great man who was loved much, and he will be greatly missed. A Memorial Service will be held at Cross View Lutheran Church in Edina, MN on Friday, April 7, 2017 at 11:00 AM. Interment will be in Minneapolis, MN at Sunset Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Cross View Lutheran Church, 6645 McCauley Trail West, Edina, MN 55439.


BLOOMINGTON, MN       952.888.7771

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Elizabeth J. Tschida age 87 of Bloomington. Liz was a longtime volunteer at the Minnesota Masonic Home, Creekside Senior Center and American Cancer Society. Preceded in death by husband, Donald Tschida; her parents and siblings, Peggy Cyr, Mary Hughley and George Scott. Survived by children, Jeffrey Tschida, Jennifer (Mike) Engel, Julie (Richard) Marzinske; grandchildren, Thomas (Amanda) Marzinske, Nicole Engel, John Engel, Addeline Marzinske; great-grandson, Kayden Marzinske; loving nephews, nieces and friends. Funeral Service Wednesday 11:00 a.m. at the Minnesota Masonic Home Chapel, 11501 Masonic Home Dr. Bloomington. Interment Lakewood Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday 4-7 p.m. at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Ave. So. and one hour prior to service.  Memorials preferred to the Minnesota Masonic Home.


BLOOMINGTON, MN  952 888 7771

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Jane A. Brenny age 87 of Edina passed away on March 30, 2017. Jane grew up in Holy Rosary parish and graduated from South High. Preceded in death by husband, Jim; brothers Jim and Tom Keane, sister Helen Marx. Survived by children, John (Julie) Brenny, Carol (Jon) Schneider, Molly Santoro; grandchildren, Allison, Madeline, Andrew, Bridgette, Jack, Mari, Elizabeth, Terri and Aaron (Nicole); great grandchildren, Jayden, Natalie; brother, Fr. Bob Keane; sisters-in-law, Kay Keane, Barb Brenny; many loving relatives and friends. Jane lived her life for family, faith and friends. She never passed up a game of bridge or a visit with a friend. Her devotion and love will live with us forever. Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday April 4, 2017 11:00 a.m. at the Church of St. Thomas the Apostle, 2914 West 44th St. Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery. Visitation Monday 4-7 p.m. at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 5801 Lyndale Ave. So. and 1 hour prior to Mass at Church. Memorials preferred to Catholic Charities or The South High Foundation.


MINNEAPOLIS, MN                  612 861 6088

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

April 6, 1921 to March 28, 2017.  Predeceased by husband, Leo Pontius.  Survived by daughter Kathleen Pontius and son-in-law Gregorio Postiglione; grandchildren Maria (Jeremiah Olson) and Leo (Marissa Gutierrez); and great grandson Michelangelo. 

She was born in Bowbells, North Dakota during a spring blizzard; her father hitched the ponies to a sleigh to fetch the doctor!  A genuine and dynamic self-made woman, she left the farm when she turned 18 to make her own way in the world.  She heard Frank Sinatra sing and saw his blue, blue eyes. Spotted Bob Hope running out of a phone booth in New York City.  She was a waitress (once served Mayor Hubert H. Humphrey and his family), seamstress, and beautician; bowler, golfer, bridge player, and dancer;painter, cake decorator, gardener, master of home cooking, baking, and pickling; knitter, crocheter, and family caretaker.  She was especially proud of her military service in the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corp during World War II, an opportunity and experience she drew on throughout her life.

Above all, she was a loving, caring, and inspiring wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and dear friend to many. 

Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, April 4, 10 AM at Nativity of Mary Catholic Church, 9900 Lyndale Ave S, Bloomington. Visitation Monday, April 3, from 5-8 PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Ave S, and one hour prior to mass at the church. Interment Ft. Snelling National Cemetery.


Bloomington      952-888-7771

Monday, April 3, 2017

Evelyn Marie (Michalik) Sedio age 91, passed away late in the evening on March 29, 2017.  Evie touched many lives through her singing (church choir, Northrop MotherSingers, soloist at countless funerals and weddings, as a regularly featured soloist on the Sunday morning Slovak Lutheran Hour), her quick wit and sense of humor, her kindness, her command of numbers (both as an accountant at Ed Philips/Holiday Erickson Corporation and in her ability to win at cards playing for nickels with her beloved card group at Lyngblomsten Apartments), her courage (widowed at age 42 and living with Multiple Sclerosis fo 46 years) and, above all, her faith.  The Mpls South High School group of friends "The Sokomokos" served as a source of support and joy over the nearly seventy years they met monthly.  Preceded in death by husband, Edward; parents, Mary and Dan Michalik; brother, Mel.  Followed in death (15 hours) by her sister, Ruth Mital.  She will dearly be missed by sons,  Mark (Jeffrey Sartain), Steve (Amy); grandchildren, Katya (Steve) Murray and David (Danielle) Sedio; great-grandchildren, Leon and Lydia Murray, and Oliver Sedio; brother-in-law, Andy Mital; sisters-in-law, Marion Michalik and Floye Sedio; nephews, nieces and countless friends.  Funeral service Monday, April 3, 2017 at 11 AM ~ Holy Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 201 East 104th Street, Bloomington, MN with visitaion beginning at 10 AM.  Interment ~ Hillside Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to Holy Emmanuel Lutheran Church.


BLOOMINGTON, MN                  952 888 7771

Friday, March 31, 2017

Peterson, Richard I. 

Age 82 of Maple Grove, formerly of New Hope, MN.  Born September 29, 1934 in Ames, Iowa to David and Grayce (Johnson) Peterson.  Passed away March 24, 2017.  Graduated from Iowa State University in Chemical Engineering June 9th, 1956.  Married Susan J. LaGrange on the evening of their graduation.  Richard was on active duty in the Marines the next three years stationed in Cherry Point, North Carolina. Following active duty, took a job in research with General Mills in Minneapolis.  Retired 1991 after a long successful career.  Preceded in death by his parents and brother, Bob Peterson.    Survived by wife of 60 years, Susan (LaGrange) Peterson; children, Deb (Jim) Myer, Chris (Bich-Thu) Peterson, and Sandy (Ken) Smott; 9 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; and sister, Karlyn Scott.   Funeral service Friday, March 31, 2017 at 11 AM, Gill Brothers New Hope Chapel, 7300 42nd Ave. N. with visitation beginning at 10 AM.  Interment ~ Fort Snelling National Cemetery.  If so desired, memorials may be directed to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. 

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Friday, March 31, 2017

Dieter Bauer

Age 77, passed away peacefully on March 23, 2017, surrounded by his family.  Born March 31, 1939, in Hambach-Schweinfurt, Germany, he came to the USA in 1959, with mother, Lotte Skovgaard and Step-Father, Joseph Skovgaard. He learned his painting profession in Germany and brought his highly sought after skills to Minnesota.  Dieter enjoyed his customers and delighted in satisfying them with his talents.

Dieter loved his family. He was a wonderful and fun, Dad, Opa, Brother, Husband and friend. They kept him happy, sharing school, sports, shopping and travel.  His German childhood friends were lifelong, as were his friends thru Motorcycling, Snowmobiling, Boating on the St. Croix and on Minnetonka. He loved to travel, especially back to his homeland.  For years, he was top pledger, riding Marathons, to raise monies for March of Dimes and the MS Society.

Dieter is proceeded in death by his mother, Lotte Skovgaard, and his father Eduard Bauer. He is survived by sister: Edith Rein. Step-father: Joseph Skovgaard.  Loving wife and partner of 38 years: Tracy Isle-Bauer, Son: Ralf (Birgit) Bauer. Daughters: Heidi (Gray) Snipes, Heather (Andrew) Rectenwal.  Grandchildren: Drew & Lauren Rectenwal, Sara Bauer, and Spencer, Cooper & Chloe Snipes.

Our sincere thanks to Dr. Nance of Struthers Parkinson's Center for helping navigate us through his illness.  A very special Thank you to our Methodist Hospice Angel, Nurse Annie, for her wonderful care of Dieter and his family, and to Emily, Sheri, Lorre and the rest of the Hospice Group.

A celebration of Dieter's Life will be Friday, 3/31/2017, from 4:00 - 7:00pm at Gill Brothers Mortuary, 5801 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis.  Please come and share a memory or story about Dieter.  Private interment at Lakewood Cemetery. Memorials preferred to The National Parkinson’s Foundation of MN, or the American Cancer Society.


MINNEAPOLIS, MN      612.861.6088

Friday, March 31, 2017

Mulnix, Emily Ann

Age 92 of Sun City, Arizona, formerly of Bloomington, MN.  Born June 2, 1924 in St. Paul, Minnesota to Richard and Emily Cacek.  Died March 22, 2017 in Sun City, Arizona.  Preceded in death by husband, Gerald; daughters, Patricia and Sharon; son, Richard; grandson, David Kent; sisters, Bernadette, Lucille, and MaryAnn; brothers, Charles, Richard, Jr. and Joseph.  Survived by daughter, Lynn (Patrick) Winn; 6 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sister, Caroline (Dick) Clark.  Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, March 31, 2017 at 10 AM ~ Church of the Nativity of Mary, 9900 Lyndale Avenue South, Bloomington, Minnesota  55420 with visitation beginning at 9 AM.  Memorials may be directed to donor's choice.


GILL BROTHERS   952-888-7771


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Dieser, Daniel Y. age 45 of St. Paul, MN passed away on February 21, 2017. Preceded in death by mother, Mary; grandparents, Sylvester and Mary Jane Klimek, and John and Mary Dieser. Survived by father, Paul; and several uncles. Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, March 29 at 11 AM at Christ the King Catholic Church 5029 Zenith Ave So Minneapolis, MN. Visitation one hour prior to mass at church. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials preferred to Christ the King Catholic Church.


MINNEAPOLIS, MN     612.861.6088


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