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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Hentges, Glenis J. 

Age 86 of Minnetonka, MN.  Preceded in death by husband, Alfred J. Hentges.  Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, February 13, 2016, 12:30 PM at the Church of St. Therese, 18323 Minnetonka Blvd with visitation beginning at 11:30 AM.  Private interment ~ Resurrection Cemetery.  Complete notice to follow. 

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Saturday, February 13, 2016

 

John Paul Stopka, age 87 of Columbia Heights.  Born July 2, 1928; passed away January 29, 2016.  At age 22, John became the youngest mayor in the United States when he was elected mayor of Columbia Heights.  He served four consecutive two year terms from 1951-1959.  John was an Army veteran, member of the VFW and the Fraternal Order of Eagles.  He worked at movie theaters since he was a teenager and was a long-time hearse driver in the last few decades.  He was loved by many and will be missed by all. Preceded in death by parents, Frank and Veronica; 2 brothers and 2 sisters.  He is survived by niece, Jeannie Thiede; nephew, Peter Stopka and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral Service 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 13th at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 5801 Lyndale Avenue S., Mpls. with visitation one hour prior to service only.  Private Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery

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Friday, February 12, 2016

 Martin “Ernie” Luther

Age 91 of Richfield, passed away peacefully in his sleep surrounded by family on Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016 at his home. Preceded in death by parents, Carl and Friedl Luther; wife, Annelie and brother, Carl. Survived by wife, Mary K. Frey Luther; son, Steven Luther (Jan Vosburg); sisters-in-law, Lilli Luther, Mollie (Hugh) Sherry, Margaret (Joe) Bianconi, and Donna Frey; several nieces and nephews. Upon retirement from IDS, Ernie began a successful writing career and pursued his love of music and gardening. Mass of Christian Burial, Friday February 12, 2016 10:30 a.m. at the Church of  St. Richard, 7540 Penn Ave S, Richfield. Visitation one hour prior to services at the church. Memorials preferred to St. Richard's Catholic Church Choir or Fairview Hospice, 2450 26th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406.

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Minneapolis       612-861-6088

Friday, February 12, 2016

James Millard Grogan, 93, of Edina and Minnetonka, beloved dad, grandpa, great-grandpa, husband and friend, passed away peacefully - of a life well lived -  on Jan. 20, 2016, surrounded by his family and the love and respect of his many friends in this community and around the country. Survived by his 5 children:  John Grogan, Maureen Warner ( fmr. son-in-law, Ted Warner), Sheila Grogan (Valerie DuVernet), Jimmy Grogan, and Mike Grogan (Lauri). Proud and devoted Grandpa to Teddy (Lauren) Warner, Molly Warner, Emily Warner, Conor (Deirdre) Loughridge, Meghan Loughridge, Atley Loughridge, Gavin Loughridge and Katie Grogan. Blessed Great Grandpa to Sloane and Gwenyth Warner and Noah and Blaise Loughridge.   Also survived by former wife, Kathleen Gill Bush.  He will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by parents, John and Margaret Grogan, cherished brothers, Jack and Tom, wife, Elaine Westhoff Grogan, and loving companion in recent years, Marie Moore.  

As a First Lieutenant in the Marine Corps during World War II, he honed his flying skills over the South Pacific.  He eventually returned home to become the Corporate Pilot for Northern Ordinance, Groves Construction, then flew as a Captain for TWA, before joining Pillsbury in 1954.   For the next 20 years he rode the left seat as the Chief Pilot for Pillsbury, touching down on all ends of the world, creating a lifetime of incredible experiences and extraordinary stories.  Next to being on the golf course, he was happiest in the sky.   The city could see him tipping his wings as he flew over his home in Edina…signaling he was heading out, or much to the delight of his family, returning home.  Always one to find a teaching moment…some of his happiest memories were sitting with his kids on the garage roof explaining the turbulent sky above as a squall line or tornado would pass overhead. In between trips, he found time to run the Press Box in the early years of the MN Vikings at Met Stadium, a team to which he remained loyal throughout his life. Once his remarkable aviation career ended, he quickly refocused his energy, becoming a successful businessman and running several companies throughout the country, most notably National Temperature Control, Lonestar Industries and Pearl Baths.  His work ethic was unsurpassed.   His instincts were excellent and though he kept a keen eye on his goals, he never lost sight of the people that he was surrounded by in achieving those goals. Jim was an accomplished self-taught piano player and drummer, and found great joy in Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett classics and especially soft jazz in his final days. He was an avid sportsman, accomplished golfer and tennis player, and a fierce competitor…especially when partnered with his granddaughter in many fundraising events for the University of MN.  He was still golfing into his 90’s, though he reluctantly agreed to let others tee his ball up.   He was fortunate to play many courses around the world, but nothing compared with his home turf favorites– Interlachen Country Club, Edina Country Club and Olympic Hills.  He spent countless hours on the handball courts at the Minneapolis Athletic Club and hoisted many trophies over the years.  Jim was born and raised in Minneapolis and attended Central High School, where he played football, tennis, and golf.  His family would like to profoundly thank the wonderful care by The Glenn in Minnetonka, with a special thanks to Paul, Julie, Eric and Cheri, the entire Glenn staff and Interim Hospice Care in his final days.  They were angels…for him and our entire family.

Mass of Christian Burial Friday February 12, 2016 1:00 p.m. at the Church of St. Patrick 6820 St. Patrick’s Lane Edina. Private interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Visitation one hour prior to Mass at church only.

Memorials preferred to St. Joseph Home for Children, The Animal Humane Society, or donor’s choice. 

“…Up, Up, Up the long delirious burning blue, I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace, where never lark, or even eagle, flew; and, while with silent, lifting mind I’ve trod the high untrespassed sanctity of space, put out my hand and touched the face of God.”

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN                 612 861 6088

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Huber, Mary M. 

Age 90 of Crystal, MN.  Born July 12, 1925 in Minneapolis, MN to George and Katherine (Aman) Lambrecht.  Preceded in death by husband,  Donald John Huber and son,  Alan.  Survived by daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Larry Rajek; grandchildren, Lisa Brula, Todd and Andy (Amy) Rajek; great-grandchildren, Brianna and Natalie.  Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, 10:30 am at the Church of St. Joseph, 8701 36th Avenue North, New Hope, MN.  Visitation will be one hour prior to mass at church.  Entombment ~ Gethsemane Cemetery

Gill Brothers   763-531-1777

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Clara M. Gooding (Tempesta)

age 89 went to be with the Lord Tuesday February 4, 2016 at N.C. Little Hospice in Edina.  Preceded in death by infant twin daughters; parents, Frank (Skiddy) & Josephine Tempesta; siblings, Lizzie, Mary, George, Frank, Sam, Josephine, Johnny, Georgianna, Anna, Tony and George (Bud). 

Survived by husband, Donald; daughter, Sandy and many nieces and nephews.

Clara loved Jesus and the relationship she had with Him was the most important to her.  She loved birds, flower gardens, taking family trips together, crocheting, and cooking.  Clara enjoyed her time working at Jack & Jill Children's Clothing Store.  Thank you Mom for all the love and kindness you shared.

Visitation will be Tuesday February 9, 2016 from 10:00 - 11:00am at Gill Brothers Funeral Home 5801 Lyndale Ave South Minneapolis, MN 55419 with private Funeral Service held at 11:00am.  Interment at Resurrection Cemetery 2101 Lexington Ave S. Mendota Heights, MN 55120.

 

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN       612 861 6088

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Shirley J. Nelson age 88 of Shakopee, formerly of Bloomington, passed away on January 29, 2016. Preceded in death by parents and one brother. Survived by husband, Marlo; children, Bob Nelson, Connie Nelson, Sandra (Tony) Stevens; grandchildren, Andrew Stevens, Katie Stevens, David Stevens, Kari Nelson and Kelsey Nelson; three great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Memorial Service Saturday 2PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Avenue South, Bloomington. Visitation one hour prior to service.

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BLOOMINGTON, MN  952 888 7771

                

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Age 59, of Bloomington, passed away on February 1, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert & Elizabeth. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Debbie; brother, Steve (Malivan); sisters, Jan (Jim Kerben) & Karen (Mike) Lukasz; in-laws, Jim (Nancy) Edyvean, Mary-Kay Edyvean, & Sue (Doug) Allen; special niece, Carli; many other nieces, nephews, great nieces, & great nephews. David was a 23-year employee of the USPS as a postal carrier, and before that working 10 years for Control Data. He was an avid golfer, bowler, softball player, and dedicated Minnesota sports fan. He was also preceded in death by his faithful string of companions: Dooley, Dodger, & Digger. A memorial service gathering will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 6-8 PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Ave S, Bloomington.

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Bloomington   952-888-7771

Friday, February 5, 2016

Virginia Young Linderberg, age 95 of Minneapolis. Loving mom and grandma.  Born September 17, 1920; died January 31, 2016.  Preceded in death by husband, Robert Lewis Linderberg and son, Robert Lockett Linderberg.  Survived by daughters, Mary Pat Linderberg and Marty (Craig) Seim; grandchildren, Robert Dollarhide, Andrea Plager, Richard Dollarhide, Jessica Cherikos and Kate VanSchagen; great-grandchildren, Madison Bunnell, Danielle Dollarhide; Mia and Delaney Cherikos; Leah and Mason VanSchagen.  Funeral Service 10 a.m., Friday, February 5th at Lakewood Cemetery Chapel, 3600 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls with visitation beginning at 9:30.  Interment at Lakewood Cemetery.

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Minneapolis, MN   612-861-6088

Friday, February 5, 2016

Arthrillia Lansdown Taylor, age 78 of Bloomington.  Born October 16, 1937 in Greenville, Mississippi; died January 27, 2016 in Minneapolis, MN.  Survived by many family and friends.  Funeral service 12:00 p.m., Friday, February 5th at Shiloh Temple Church, 1201 West Broadway Avenue, Minneapolis with visitation one hour prior to service only.  Interment Gethsemane Cemetery, New Hope.

www.GILLBROTHERS.com            New Hope, Minnesota          763-531-1777

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