Cornelia Louisse Snijder, "Lucy," age 69 of Edina; died February 23, 2017 from ALS. Lucy was born on April 24, 1947 in Papua New Guinea to Franciscus “Frank” and Emma Snijder. Frank was a pilot with the Netherlands Air Force and both he, and Emma were held as prisoners of war during WWII. Lucy lived in Indonesia until she was three then moved to the Netherlands where she lived until age ten when she moved to Minnesota. Lucy was a registered nurse at the University of Minnesota for five years before attending Nurse Anesthesia School. She worked at MMC and Abbott Northwestern until her retirement. Lucy is survived by family in the Netherlands and many friends. Mass of Christian Burial, 11 a.m., Thursday, March 2nd at The Church of Our Lady of Grace, 5071 Eden Ave., Edina with visitation one hour prior to mass. Interment Lakewood Cemetery. Memorials preferred to the ALS Society or donor’s choice.
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Betty Jane (Olsen) Aucutt age 87, of Mpls., passed away February 22nd, 2017. Survived by three daughters, six grandchildren, one brother and one sister. She bowled in a league at Sky Lanes, sang in the Sweet Adeline's Chorus, enjoyed playing bingo with friends, loved having her family around, cooking, and gardening. She will be deeply missed.
Margaret Ann "Maggie" Abeln age 90, of The Waters in Edina, formerly of Minneapolis, passed on February 21, 2017. Preceded in death by husband Jack Abeln and granddaughter Randi Abeln. Survived by her children: John (Prudence), Mark (Monica), Paul (Trish), Jennifer (Larry Kahlow), Katie (Billy Owen), Ellen (Chris Knoedler), Mary (Andy Stavast), Matthew (Diane), Michael (Lori), and Peggy (Pat Woodring); 29 grandchildren; 16 great-grand-children with two more expected very soon. Maggie will be remembered as a generous and loving mother, an entrepreneur, and a person who could make her children, grandchildren and entire extended family feel like the most special people in the world. Maggie moved from the Iowa Morrissey family farm to Los Angeles in the late 40's to teach and met Jack, who moved from Minneapolis, at a Newman Club dance. There was a whirlwind romance, and they were married in June 1949. The first of 10 children arrived June of 1950. Maggie brought 6 of the children to Northern California by train in the late 50's as Jack began a new job. The family settled into ranch-style living with animals and grew by four more children by the middle of the 60's. GMaggie and Jack decided to move back to Minneapolis where they lived on Lyndale Ave. S. for the next 30 years, getting all kids through high school and most through college. Maggie became an entrepreneur and decided to run estate sales now that her family rearing days were behind her. She stayed active well into her 70's, recruiting her children for the bigger sales where sales and negotiating skills were developed. Maggie created community wherever she lived, which started in California with her friends at St. Mel's Catholic Church. In her later years, she helped her neighbors, continuing to visit when her neighbor went into a nursing home. Maggie was a member of Visitation and St. Boniface, Minneapolis and Pax Christi in Eden Prairie. Eight of the ten siblings still live in the Twin Cities. All of her children gathered by her bedside during her last days celebrating her life and recalling favorite stories from their collective childhoods. She's now with the angels, and we are convinced she was the greatest mom, grandmother, and great-grand-mother we could have asked for. Mass of Christian Burial was February 24 and interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery with her beloved Jack and precious Randi. Donations in Maggie's name can be made to The National Parkinson's Foundation or the charity of your choice. Gill Brothers 612-861-6088
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92 of Bloomington. Born 6/22/1924 in Delmar, WI to Matt & Clara Lauer. Devoted wife, cherished mother, wonderful grandmother, great mom & loyal friend. Known for her kindness, generosity & quick wit, she loved to laugh, enjoyed dining out & playing cards. Preceded in death by beloved husband of 50 yrs Robert Louis, parents, 4 sisters, 3 brothers, her dog Pepper. Survived by children Alice Northrup, Mathew (Constance) Northrup, Carol (Steven) Klug, grandchildren Nathan (Amy), Anthony, Austin, great grandchildren Maureen & Joshua, sister-in-law Bessie Lauer & her living room companion Max the Parrot. Mass of Christian Burial, Friday February 24, 11 AM at Nativity of Mary Catholic Church, 9900 Lyndale Ave S, Bloomington. Visitation before mass at the church beginning at 9:30 AM. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to the donor's favorite charity.
Marshall George Erickson, 89 of Mound Minnesota. Sailor, Sportsman, Volunteer at Three Rivers Park District and a 40 year friend of Bill W. passed away on February 17, 2017. Survived by children, Bruce M. Erickson, Paul R. (wife Debra) Erickson, Nancy R. (husband Jeff) Peratt, Martha H. Dover; grandchildren, Justin (wife Shannon) Erickson, Cody (wife Ann) Peratt, Daniel (wife Nicole) Peratt, Brian Erickson, Austin Dover, Colton Dover; great-grandson, Otto Peratt. Funeral service Friday 11:30 a.m. at the Presbyterian Homes Lake Minnetonka Shores Chapel, 4515 Shoreline Drive Spring Park, MN 55384 Visitation starting Friday at 11:00 a.m. Private interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
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Katherine N. Nordquist, age 92 of Richfield. Born November 20, 1924; passed away peacefully on February 18, 2017. In addition to raising 6 children, Katherine was very active in her church, The League of Catholic Women and in her community. Preceded in death by husband, Wallace; brothers, Martin, Jim and William Tellor; sister, Nancy Bamrick. Survived by children, Diane Nordquist, Nancy (Ahmed) Buageila, Mike, Thomas (Carole), Sally Nordquist (Michael Rothman) and Bob; 8 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Martin Bamrick and sister-in-law, Rosie Tellor. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m., Friday, February 24th at the Church of the Assumption, 305 East 77th St., Richfield. Visitation 5-8 p.m., Thursday, February 23rd at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 5801 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis and one hour prior to mass at church. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
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Erickson, Harold "Rich"
Age 89 of Burnsville, MN. Born September 25, 1927 in St. Louis Park, MN to Peter and Josephine (Peterson) Erickson. Preceded in death by wife, Ardella; granddaughter, Amy; siblings, Paul, John, Edward, and Katherine. Survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Karen, Michael and Gina; grandchildren, Adam (Miranda), Nicole, and Katie; great-granddaughter, Shannon; sister, Gudrun Delaubenfels; many nieces and nephews. Rich was a career accountant with IBM, loved fishing, Minnesota sports, and spending time with his family. Graveside service on Friday, February 24th at 12:45 pm, Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Assembly area #4. Visitation Thursday, 6-8 pm at Gill Brothers Bloomington Chapel, 9947 Lyndale Avenue South. If so desired memorials may be directed to CurePSP Associaton, 30 east Padonia Road, Suite 201 Timonium, Md 21093
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Phyllis J (nee Hartmann) Hanscom age 79 of Minneapolis passed away February 17, 2017. Preceded in death by husband, Daniel Sr. Survived by daughters, Deborah (Brad) Heinecke, MaryKay (Ivan) Peters and Rebecca (Derreck) Myre; sons, Daniel Jr. (DeLossie) and Paul (Gene Martin); 10 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren and numerous grand pets. Celebration of life service Thursday 11 a.m. at Richfield Lutheran Church, 8 West 60th Street, Minneapolis. Private interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Visitation 1 hour prior to service only.
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Francis “Frank” McGoldrick age 87 died 02/16/17 of congestive heart failure. Born in Nyack, NY. Survived by wife of 53 years Virginia “Ginny”; son, Mike (Susan); grandchildren, Sarah and Thomas; brother, John of NYC; 2 nieces and 3 nephews. Preceded in death by brother, George; sister-in-laws, Skippy and Cathy. Graduate of Lehigh University. Member of Newman Club and Theta Chi Fraternity. From 1951-1953 he served in US Army Counterintelligence Corps. Employed by Lederle Laboratories, Pearl River, NY and Mpls. for 20 years. Then McQuay International for 30 years. He was an active volunteer at the Church of St. Patrick, Edina Historical Society and Edina Youth Sports Programs. He also was a Minnesota High School League Football Referee. Special thanks for the very special care from all the staff at Sunrise of Edina and Fairview Homecare and Hospice. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday 11 a.m. at the Church of St. Patrick 6820 St. Patrick’s Lane Edina, MN with luncheon to follow. Interment St. Mary's Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday 4-7 p.m. with Rosary Service 6 p.m. at Gill Brothers Funeral Home 5801 Lyndale Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN and one hour prior to mass at church. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials in Frank’s name to the Academy of Holy Angels or St. Patrick’s Sr. High Youth Program.
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