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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Donna Jean Meyers, age 80 of Bloomington; formerly of Minneapolis. Born October 28, 1935; died July 17, 2016.  Preceded in death by husband, William "Bill" Meyers; parents, Clarence and Elizabeth Nelson. Survived by children, Kay (Paul) Wozniczka, Mike, Karen and Pam (Tom) Holme; grandchildren, Steve (Molly), Jenni (Charles), Matt, Kristina (Peter), Kelly, Tommy, Tony (Megan), Jessi, Meghan, Ali, Kayla, Molly, Laura, Koree, Joey, Kenzie, Tara, Johnny and Keelie; great-grandchildren, Will, Sam, Preston and Ellie; sisters, Irene Heilmer and Gerri Young; good friends, Joyce and Jack Kaufman. Thank you to the caring staff at Wealshire of Bloomington for their love and support. Mass of Christian Burial 5 p.m., Wednesday, August 17th at the Church of St. Peter, 6730 Nicollet Ave. S., Richfield with visitation beginning at 3 p.m.  Interment Assumption Cemetery, Richfield. 

www.GILLBROTHERS.com                  Minneapolis, Minnesota             612-861-6088

Monday, August 15, 2016

Age 74 of Minneapolis passed away on August 4, 2016 at home surrounded by love after a very courageous battle with cancer. Preceded in death by his parents Evelyn and Ralph; daughter Kari Ann; sister, Mary; brothers, Ralph and John. Survived by his loving wife of 50 years Nancy; daughter Cheryl Myers; grandsons, Mitchell and Nathan; granddaughters, Meghan (Numa)  and Kaitlin; great granddaughter, Elena; sisters, Jeannette Burns, Phyllis Swanson, Debbie (Mark) McDermott; brothers, Jim (Rudy) Dupont, Richard (Cathy) Dupont; and many special nieces and nephews and so many great friends.  Bill was a 1960 graduate of South High, served in the U.S. Navy and retired from Sears after 31 years.  He loved golf and his Minnesota Gopher Hockey Team.  A celebration of his life will be held at First Evangelical Free Church, 5150 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis on Monday, August 15th at 10:00 AM.  Visitation one hour prior to service.  Memorials preferred to First Evangelical Free Church.  Interment at Fort Snelling.  A special thanks to the staff at Park Nicollet Hospice and Nurses Ann and Denise for your wonderful care during this difficult time.


Minneapolis       612-861-6088

Friday, August 12, 2016
Mary Carol Shelton of Edina, age 54, passed away unexpectedly in her sleep July 26, 2016.   Survived by son David Tonti, sisters Nancy Shelton-Allen (Richard), Susan Shelton (Miles Malone) and Barbara Shelton; nephew Ryan Fudala (Lisa), niece Christine Thatcher, grandniece Samantha Thatcher, grandnephew Jacob Thatcher, former husband Giovanni Tonti, loving friends and relatives near and far. Preceded in death by mother Millie, father Dean Sr. and brother Dean Jr.
     After graduating from Edina East, Mary began her nursing career in Minneapolis, MN. She moved to Chicago, IL, earned her R.N. degree and then took a traveling nurse assignment to AZ.  It was there that she met and married her pilot husband whose work took them to many cities around the country. With the birth of beloved David, her career switched to full time mom and happy years were spent in Port Washington, WI. Her final move was back to Edina where she worked as the school nurse at Normandale School. “Nurse Mary” loved her work and made lifelong friends wherever she lived.  Her love of nature, sense of compassion and sense of humor have been passed on to David.  We will miss her beautiful smile. 
     Funeral service 11am, Friday, August 12, 2016 at The Basilica of St. Mary, 88 N 17th Street, Mpls, MN.  Visitation prior at 10am. Memorials may be directed to the family who are establishing a fund for David. 
Gill Brothers   612-861-6088
Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Age 78, of Edina, passed away on July 4, 2016. She is preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Gilboe; parents, Freeman & Alberta Bofferding. She is survived by her first cousins: Barbara, Diane, Carol Jean, Kathleen & Denise; her best friend, Jacquelin; friends, Tom & Deb; and other relatives and friends. Funeral Service will be on Tuesday, August 9, at 11 AM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 5801 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis. Visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment at St. Mary’s Cemetery Minneapolis.


Minneapolis       612-861-6088

Friday, August 5, 2016

Schmid, Oliver K. age 97 of Bloomington, MN passed away on July 30, 2016.  Oliver was born on October 19, 1918 in Springfield, MN. Oliver was a US Navy WWII veteran and a retired employee of Control Data. Preceded in death by parents, John and Pauline; wife, Lois; brothers, Richard, Gilbert and John; and sisters, Lorraine Altermatt, Zerelda Shultz and Carolyn Gramentz. Survived by nieces, Pauline Altermatt, Dorothy (Tom) Maloney, Marsha (Myron) Scholtz, Marilyn Ringham, Martha (Wendell) Fredin, Mariann (Stan) Schotzko, Margaret Bartelme, and Mary (Pierre) Combal; nephews, Mike Schmid, Mark (Debbie) Schmid, and Carl (Karen) Gramentz; and special friend, Dottie Dunker. Mass of Christian Burial Friday August 5th 11 am at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church 901 E. 90th St. Bloomington, MN. Visitation one hour prior to mass at church. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials preferred to St. Bonaventure Catholic Church or charity of donor’s choice.


BLOOMINGTON, MN       952.888.7771

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Talberg, Mary Ellen age 89, of Bloomington. Peacefully passed away July 31st 2016. Preceded in death by husband, Edwin Talberg and sister, Catherine Scott. Survived by her children, Patricia Barahona, James (Linda) Talberg, Elizabeth (Robert) Miller, Jeanne (Bernie Stock) Talberg, Paul (Cyndy) Talberg, Shirley Talberg and her most beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mary Ellen was a long time resident of Bloomington and retired from Holiday Village. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and a cat, and Minnesota Vikings lover! Mary Ellen was the most caring and giving person, always helping those in need. Visitation will be held at Gill Brother’s Funeral Home located at 9947 Lyndale Ave S. Bloomington, MN 55420, 4pm-8pm with a memorial service at 7pm on Wednesday, August 3rd. Private interment will be held on Thursday, August 4th at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Animal Humane Society of Minnesota.


BLOOMINGTON, MN       952 888 7771

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Lorene Vida Suess of New Hope, Minnesota.  Born August 20, 1933 in Rushmore, MN to Carl and Laura Licht; died July 24, 2016. Preceded in death by her parents and brother, Earl Licht.  Survived by daughter, Sandra (Thomas) Peterson; son, Alan Suess; grandchildren, Neil, Tamara, Kevin and Laura; great-grandchildren, Taylor, Evalynn, Landon and Emmarie; sisters, Nona Ardiel and Jean Hartz.  My mother was the most beautiful and special mother you could possibly know.  May her soul be in a beautiful and serene place where joy and love abound everywhere. Private Services. 

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

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Field, Jeffrey Niles age 64 of Hopkins passed away on July 29, 2016. Preceded in death by parents, O.D. and Jean Field; brother, Fred. Survived by brothers, Brian (Nancy), and Doug; sister Kathy (Greg) Tabaka; and special friend, Therese Joyce; many nieces; nephews; grand nieces; grand nephews; cousins; and friends. Memorial service at noon on Tuesday August 2nd at Christ Presbyterian Church 6901 Normandale Rd. Edina, MN. Visitation one hour prior to service at church. Jeff was a very positive, outgoing person, who was loyal to family and friends. Memorials preferred to Christ Presbyterian Church, United Heroes League (Defending the Blue Line) or donor’s choice.


                                                                                                                                BLOOMINGTON, MN       952.888.7771

Monday, August 1, 2016

Rudie, Patricia Ann "Pat"

Age 84 of Edina, MN.  Born September 5, 1931 in Winona, MN to William and Helen (Kohner) Kanz.  Preceded in death by husband, John "Jack"; sons, Thomas and Steven.  Survived by children, John (Judy), Chuck, Patsy, Barbara (Scott), and Mike (Roxanne); 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Helen Marie (Dick) Halvorson and Kaye Anderson; brother, William Kanz.  Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, August 1st, 2016 at 10 AM ~ Church of the Nativity of Mary, 9900 Lyndale Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55420.  Visitation will be one hour prior to mass (9 AM).  Interment ~ Fort Snelling National Cemetery.  If so desired, memorials may be directed to the family.  

Gill Brothers  952-888-7771


Sunday, July 31, 2016

Dorothy E. Dahle, of Minneapolis, MN. was born May 11,1925 in Chicago, IL. She was predeceased by her husbands, Archibald Benham and Oscar B. Dahle; parents, Eino and Alma (Salmi) Tuomi, and brother, Allan Tuomi of Brainerd, MN.   Dorothy is survived by her four children, Totiana (Robert) Pillsbury of Nokomis, FL., Archibald Kelley (Judy) Benham of Minneapolis, MN., Dorothy Benham of Chanhassen, MN. and Sean Benham of Brainerd, MN.  Grandchildren, Robert and Phillip (Krista) Pillsbury, Archibald Kelley (Jennifer) and Alex (Tina) Benham, Adam (Sarah), Russell, Ben and Mia Anderson, Madeline and Richard McGowan, Sean (Melanie) and James Benham, and eight great-grandchildren. Dorothy, being a woman of many talents won a two year scholarship to the Art Institute in Chicago.  During a visit to California she auditioned for and was chosen by Sam Goldwyn of Goldwyn Studio / Universal and Warner Bros. to be a “Golden Girl” and immediately began a career in movies.  Being a singer she performed with the USO in Beverly Hills, CA.  She was the first Mrs. Minnesota crowned in 1952 and a top model in the Twin Cities for Donaldson’s and Powers Department Stores while under contract with Nilah Brooks Modeling Agency out of Chicago, IL. Dorothy wanted to thank all of her children and niece Roxanne Tuomi for their love and care.  A very special thanks to her wonderful team of doctors, Sandy Oberembt-PA, Dr. Jason Sanchez and Dr. Nicole Loeding.  A private service was held Thursday, July  28th, 2016.  Memorials preferred to the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN   612.861.6088


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