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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Ambrose Meyer born 4/12/1945 was freed from his dementia on 4/25/2016.

Ambrose was born in New Richmond, Wisconsin to Ambrose and Bonnie (McNamara) Meyer and welcomed home by his 7 brothers.  After Graduation he moved to St. Paul and worked for McPhillip’s Brothers Roofing.

In 1969 he married Christine Newell. In 1972 he decided he needed something new and went to Mohler’s Barber School.  After graduation they moved to Silver Bay, MN and bought half of the Barber Shop there.  When the taconite plant closed in 1986, he relocated to Plymouth, MN and bought into Ken’s Barber Shop in Glen Lake.  He loved the shop and his customers and stayed there until he retired in 2007.

Ambrose could fill a room with his personality.  He always tried to be the life of the party (often to the embarrassment of his wife)!  He loved camping, the cabin in Garrison, the condo in Florida and garage night with the “kids” in River Falls.

Ambrose was preceded in death by brothers, Duane (Theresa), Dean (Betty), Dale, John, Roger, Nolan;  his parents, Ambrose and Veronica; his mother, and father-in-law, Lyle and Grace Newell, sister-in-law, Sharon Fitzpatrick and brother’s-in-law, Gordy Staves and Ken Fitzpatrick.

He is survived by his wife, Christine; brother, Donald (Shirley), sister’s-in-law, Pat Meyer (Dale), Diane O’Keeffe (John), Barb Meyer (Roger), Monica Meyer (Nolan), Judy (Eric) Hanson, brother-in-law, Virgil (Jill) Newell; special friends, Will and Sharyn Strand.

He and his wife never had children, but he was very close to, had a special relationship with and is survived by his nieces, nephews and their families. 

Mass of Christian Burial Saturday 10:30 a.m. at the Church of St. Joseph, 8701 36th Ave. North. Interment St. Bridget’s Cemetery, River Falls, WI. Visitation Saturday 1 hour prior to Mass at church only.

A special thank you to the Care Staff of Sunrise Senior Living in Minnetonka and the North Memorial Hospice staff.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Sunrise Senior Living of Minnetonka Staff Fund or North Memorial Hospice is appreciated.


NEW HOPE, MN       763 531 1777

Friday, April 29, 2016

Marguerite Y. Woods, age 102 of Edina, MN.  Born October 13, 1913 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Joseph and Rosalie (Teronzon) Angeloni.  Preceded in death by husband, Kenneth Leo Woods.  Survived by daughter, Diane Johnson and grandson, Jason Johnson.  Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, April 29, 2016 at 11 AM ~ Church of the Annunciation, 509 West 54th Street, Minneapolis, MN  55419.  Interment ~ St. Mary's Cemetery. 



MINNEAPOLIS, MN  612 861 6088

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Larson, Diana L. 

Age 65 of New Hope, MN.  Born October 8, 1950 in Minneapolis, MN to Robert Herchenbach and Mary "Penny" Walker.  Survived by children, Joshua Larson (Chad King), Jessica (B.J.) Daisey, Jeremy Larson, and Jillian Larson; grandchildren, Kaytlin and Bevyn Larson, and Keegan Daisey; mother, Penny Walker; step-mother, Sharon Wittman; and step-sister, Terri Wittman.  Private famiy services and interment.  

Gill Brothers   763-531-1777


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Savoie, David P. age 84 of Bloomington, MN passed away peacefully at home on April 19, 2016. Preceded in death by parents, Leo and Margaret; siblings, Richard, Roger, and Jeanette. Survived by wife of 55 years, Sheila and children and grandchildren, Diane (Steve (pid)), Megan, Alana and Sandra; Deborah (Rich), Connor; Michele (Louis), Marie, Adam and Maggie; John, Katie and Jackson; Theresa (Tom), Emily, Monica, Natalie and Julianna. Faith, family and friends mattered most to David. Mass of Christian Burial is Tuesday, April 26th at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Nativity of Mary 9900 Lyndale Ave. So. Bloomington, MN. Visitation at 9 a.m. at the church. Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Mpls. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Our Lady of Peace Cancer Home in St. Paul and/ or Camp Confidence Therapeutic Camp in Brainerd, MN.


BLOOMINGTON, MN      952.888.7771

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Mark A. Renstrom age 46 of Robbinsdale died tragically from an auto accident while up north at his cabin on April 16, 2016. Survived by loving wife, Anne; beloved children, Luke and Dru; parents, Allen and Gayle Renstrom; siblings, Christopher (Jill) Renstrom, Wendy (Keith) Jacobsen; nieces, Allie and Audrey Jacobsen; mother and father-in-law, Sharon and Jon Brakke. Preceded in death by brother-in-law, Peter Brakke. Please come and help us celebrate Mark’s life Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church of Plymouth, 12235 Old Rockford Road, Plymouth and on Wednesday with a Visitation  4-8 p.m at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 7300 42nd Ave. North and one hour prior to service at church.  Memorials preferred to the family: https://www.gofundme.com/renstrom


NEW HOPE, MN  763 531 1777

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Houts, W. Wallace

Age 88 of Bloomington, MN.  Born October 30, 1927 in Rockford, Iowa to John Maxwell Houts and Caroline T. (Talbot) Houts.  Retired art teacher at Richfield High School.  Survived by wife, Beverly; children, Rob (Lisa), Mary Jane Finley, Rick (Susie), Chuck (Teri), and Chris (Marci); thirteen grandchildren, Kelly Rae, Joe, Brooke, Taylor, Jessica (Jay), Mike, Kevin, Lexi, Lauren, Jake, Tony, Ian, and Jason; sister, Marilyn (Chuck) Roudebush.  Funeral service Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 7 PM ~ Richfield United Methodist Church, 5835 Lyndale Avenue So. with visitation beginning at 6 PM.  Private interment ~ Dawn Valley Memorial Park.  If so desired, memorials may be directed to the Boy Scouts of America.

Gill Brothers   612-861-6088


Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Elizabeth I. Barnett, age 97 of Bloomington.  Preceded in death by husband, Richard F. Barnett.  Survived by children, Kathleen (Paul) Boldischar, Colleen (Tom) Naughton, Colin (Mary Kay), Pat (Teri), Dan (Peg Ekstrand) and Mike (Liz); 18 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; “little birdy” coming July 2016; brother, Tommy Tamm; many nieces and nephews; special friend and business partner, Maggie Abeln (Abeln and Barnett Estate Sales).  Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 20th at The Church of St. Patrick, 6820 St. Patrick’s Lane, Edina with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m.  Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Patrick’s Church or donor’s choice.
Minneapolis, MN  612-861-6088

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Evelyn Elaine Anderson, age 90. Born April 16, 1925; passed away peacefully on April 12, 2016.  Preceded in death by husband of 49 years, E. Delbert Anderson; son, Richard L. Anderson; parents, John and Arvida Anderson; brother, Leland Anderson.  Survived by son, Ronald (Laurie) Anderson; daughter, Nancy (Aaron) Robinson; grandchildren, James, Kristin, Bryce (Emily), Ian, Cherie (Justin Goyer), Micheal Perkins (Jennifer), Philip Perkins (Jaime);  10 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Georgia  Anderson; and many nieces and nephews.  Evelyn lived in Minnesota, Colorado and Texas.  She was a kind spirit and will be missed by many. Funeral Service 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 16th at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 5801 Lyndale Avenue South with visitation one hour prior to service only.  Interment Mission Covenant Cemetery, Rush City, MN.  
Minneapolis, MN   612-861-6088

Friday, April 15, 2016

Herron, Dorothy F. age 94 of Bloomington on April 9, 2016. Mom was an avid golfer and traveled all over the world with her husband Larry. She loved dancing, card playing and bowling. Preceded in death by husband, Lawrence. Survived by children, Charlene Herron-Jordan, Gary (Judi), Don (Carolyn), Tammy O’Hearn, Bernie (Sandy); 14 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Kathy Herron; sister, Liz Fredrickson; sisters-in-law, Marilyn Fiebiger, Marilyn Herron; brother-in-law Bill (Annette) Herron. Mass of Christian Burial Friday 10:00 a.m. at the Church of the Nativity of Mary, 9900 Lyndale Ave. So. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Visitation Friday 1 hour prior to Mass at Church.  Memorials preferred to Nativity of Mary Church or Donor’s choice. Dorothy’s family gives a special thanks to Terese Hoelzer, her primary caregiver during her last year.


BLOOMINGTON, MN     952 888 7771

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Jacqui Gardner, age 84, preceded in death by her loving husband George J. Gardner, passed away Thursday, April 7th, 2016. She was a loving mother, dear friend, as well as a great philanthropist and humanitarian. Everyone who knew her was touched by her compassionate heart and true zest for life. When you walked in Jacqui's wake, you felt as though you had just met your best friend in the world.

Jacqui participated in and donated to many fine charities in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Including but not limited to the Park Nicollet Frauenshuh Cancer Center, the Archdiocese of St Paul and Minneapolis, the Minnesota Sinfonia, the Carondelet Sisters of St. Joseph, Catholic Elder Care, and the Janice Gardner Foundation (established by her husband George) which contributes to many smaller charities as well as peoples in great need.

For many years Jacqui sat on multiple Board of Director charities lending her natural people skills and business acumen to their individual causes. She was an active member of the Minneapolis Women's Club, the League of Catholic Women and the International Hearing Foundation.  She was particularly proud of her association with the Martha J. Ripley Foundation, her great-grandmother's legacy.

Before marrying her husband George, Jacqui lived in Southern California working as a speech therapist for the City Schools where she eventually headed up the entire San Diego City School's speech therapy program. And as a young mother just establishing herself in her chosen career, to supplement her income, she became the first women to sell Fuller Brush household products door to door.

Jacqui's immediate family is small but filled her heart with love and pride. Both her daughter and step son meant the world to her. Every telephone call ended with her saying "I love you dearly...always have and always will".  And she meant it.  

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, April 14th at 12:00 pm at the Basilica of St. Mary (88 North 17th Street, Minneapolis, MN). A visitation will commence one hour prior to the service at 11:00 am with a light lunch held in the undercroft following the service.  Private entombment at Lakewood Mausoleum

In lieu of flowers, please offer a donation to any one of the charities listed above or one of your own choosing.  


MINNEAPOLIS, MN  612 861 6088


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