Age 94, of Bloomington, passed away on November 11, 2016. He was preceded in death by his wife Margaret, special friend, Jeanne Van Horn, and brother, Val. He is survived by his son, Jack (Stephanie); brother, Lou; sister, Marcline; grandchildren, Timothy, Gina (Chad) Schumacher, Nicole Coady; great grandchildren, McKenzie, Taylor, Macy, Kennedi, Tucker, Sydney, Vincent and J.D.; Many friends, nieces and nephews. Silvio was one of the founders of the Bloomington Athletic Association, a member of the BAJ’s and a past recipient of the WCCO Good Neighbor Award. He was involved in Meals on Wheels in Bloomington and a participant in the Senior Olympics in New York. Visitation will be on Thursday November 17, from 4-7 PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Chapel, 9947 Lyndale Ave S, Bloomington. Private family interment. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Nativity of Mary Schools or Fairview Hospice.
Wolf, Joanne H. (Schullo)
Age 89 of Bloomington, MN. Born June 16, 1927 in Minneapolis, MN to John and Sylvia (Schreiber) Reha. Retiree of Control Data. Preceded in death by husband, LeRoy; daughter, Kathleen Schullo, and sister, Lucy Evans. Survived by children, Patricia Schullo, David Schullo, Gregory (Arricca) Schullo, John (Diane) Schullo, and Gina (Jeffrey) Meacham; stepchildren, Joseph (Shirley) Wolf, Mary (Stan) Muenchow, Daniel (Genelle) Wolf, Bernadette Wolf, and Elizabeth (Kendall) Hurd; brother, John Reha;18 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, 11 AM at the Church of the Nativity of Mary, 9900 Lyndale Avenue South, Bloomington, Minnesota, with visitation one hour prior. Interment following reception at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
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Julene Mary Bailey, age 90; formerly of Bloomington. Born July 28, 1926 in Browerville, MN to Edward and Catherine Hoffarth; died September 25, 2016 at Galeon Nursing Home in Osakis, MN. Preceded in death by husbands, Eugene Koza and John C. Bailey. Survived by children, Tony (Marilyn) Koza, Diane (Danny) Schneeweis and Jane (Joe) Scattarelli; grandchildren, Sam (Claire), Luke, Ben, Alissa/Shara, (Jason), Michael Lee, Daniel (fiancé DNisha), Michael Anthon; great-grandchildren, Dylan and Dominic and other family. Julene was a 20 year employee of Toro Company, was a Sunday School Teacher and enjoyed square dancing. Funeral Service 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 15th at Atonement Lutheran Church, 601 E. Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
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Meyer, Geraldine A. age 79 of Bloomington, MN formerly of Le Sueur, MN passed away on October 26, 2016 one day short of her 80th birthday. Geri retired from teaching and coaching at St. Paul Academy and volunteered at many places. Her faith sustained her throughout her 79 years and she expressed her faith in acts of love and service. She will be greatly missed by all. Preceded in death by parents, Wilfrid and Florence (Meger) Meyer; brother, Melvin Meyer; sister, Norma Fay; and brother-in-law, Ralph Walter. Survived by sister, Joan Walter; sister-in-law, Joan Meyer; brother-in-law, Raymond Fay; nieces and nephews, Bill, John (Donna) and Gretchen Meyer, Paul (Colleen), Dave (Vickie) Fay, Jenny (Barry) Roemhildt, Kathy (Jim) Conlon, Mike (Brenda) Walter, and Nancy (Butch) Brey; and many extended relatives and friends. Mass of Christian Burial Monday November 14th 11 AM at Assumption Catholic Church 305 E. 77th St. Richfield, MN. Visitation 1 ½ hours prior to mass at church. Interment Calvary Cemetery in Le Sueur, MN.
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Ralph Harold Marking, 81, of Richfield, MN, passed away peacefully on November 3, 2016, with family by his side.
Ralph was born on January 24, 1935, in Holman, WI. He spent his childhood and teenage years on the family farm. He often reminded his grandchildren of the one room school house he attended with his brothers and sisters. He was confirmed at Fish Creek Lutheran Church in Rockland, WI. He graduated from West Salem High School and then from the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse. He developed a love of science and continued his education at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, where he earned his PhD in Chemistry.
Ralph met Norma Borah while they were both graduate students at the U of MN. They were married at Hope Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, on August 31, 1963, and they enjoyed 53 years of marriage. Ralph and Norma moved to Eau Claire, WI, in 1963 where Ralph worked as a Chemistry Professor at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire. For 33 years he enjoyed pushing his students to work hard and often told stories about his excruciatingly difficult exams and the amazing students who did well on them. He valued lifelong friendships with his colleagues at UWEC.
Ralph and Norma had two children, Chad and Sara. The family loved to downhill ski and went on many family ski trips to the Rocky Mountains. Ralph and Norma continued skiing well into their 70’s.
They were active members of Trinity Lutheran Church in Eau Claire, WI.
Ralph retired in 1997 and spent much of his free time getting back to his roots in farming. He traveled back and forth to West Salem to help his father, Adolph Marking, and his brother, Arne Marking, run the family farm. He never lost his love of farming and especially his love of John Deere Tractors. He often rolled down the car window on family road trips to listen to John Deere engines plowing country fields. He spent many days of his retirement at tractor auctions collecting and restoring John Deere tractors.
Ralph and Norma enjoyed traveling during their retirement years with trips to Europe, Norway, Russia, China, Hawaii, Alaska and Australia. They also made many trips to South Dakota where Ralph enjoyed visiting with the Borah family. Recently, they moved to Richfield, MN, to spend more time near their daughter, Sara, and grandsons, Alex and Nikolas. They attended many of Alex’s Southwest High school Basketball games and Nikolas’s Keliix Soccer matches.
Ralph is survived by his loving wife Norma, his daughter Sara, two grandchildren Alexander and Nikolas Fischer, his brother Arne Marking, two sisters, Anne (Myrvin) Christopherson, Ingrid (Gary) Wynveen, brother-in-law Stan Sollie, his many nieces and nephews, family and friends.
Ralph is preceded in death by his son Chad Marking, his parents Adolph and Esther Marking, his sister Dagny Sollie, a sister-in-law Lois Borah, a brother and sister-in-law Carmon and Olga Borah, and his parents-in-law Lenora and James Carroll Borah.
A visitation will be held at 10:00 AM and the memorial service at 11:00 AM on Saturday, November 12, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 359 Leonard St South, West Salem, WI, 54669.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to UWEC Foundation Chemistry Department Scholarships, 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire, WI 54701, or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Condolences may be expressed online at: https://www.gillbrothers.com/obituaries/ralph-h-marking
Marguerite (Greet) Claire Olson of Edina passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 6, 2016 in the presence of her family. Born January 10, 1928 in Minneapolis, MN. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Miriam Johnson; siblings, Paul Johnson, Virginia Shikany, Maureen Derksen and Roy Johnson. Marguerite was a graduate of The Academy of Holy Angels, and the University of Minnesota where she was a member of the Delta Gamma Sorority. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Clifford; children, C. Matthew (Jenine), Jeffrey , Gregory (Heather), Miriam (Jeffrey Mills, dec.); grandchildren, Melanie Taylor, Brent and Jason Gallant, Miriam, Anders, and Justin Olson; Louisa Olson; Charlie, Kristin, and Leslie Olson; Marguerite Mills; 14 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren.
Among Marguerite's many volunteer activities are the Church of St. Patrick, VEAP, Loaves & Fishes, The Christ Child Society, and Risen Christ School. A funeral Mass will be held Friday, November 11 at 11:00 am at Church of St. Patrick (Chapel) 6820 St. Patrick's Lane Edina. Private interment. Visitation Friday 1 hour prior to Mass only. Memorials preferred to St. Patrick’s Church or Donor’s choice.
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Marlene "Gale" Kelly age 81 of Minneapolis died peacefully on November 3, 2016 surrounded by her family. Preceded in death by an infant son. Survived by sons, John (Jessica), Duggan (Debi), Devan, Patrick (Mari) and their father, Jack; grandchildren, Ashleigh, Heather, Devan, Keegan, Kaitlin, Irelyn, Isabella; 6 great-grandchildren, Destinee, Jayden, Taylin, Mariah, Charlie and Avion; sister, Jane Rosenberg; many nieces and nephews. Funeral service Thursday 11:00 a.m. at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, 5025 Knox Ave. So. Visitation Wednesday 4-8 p.m. at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Ave. So. Bloomington and one hour prior to service at church. Memorials preferred to any Animal Humane Society.
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John Beverly Javner, 89, of Crystal, MN, went to be with his Lord and Savior on November 2nd, 2016. Born in St. Paul, John joined the Navy at age 16. He was an accomplished electrician, unafraid of heights, who wired the antenna on top of the Foshay Tower. John was also an electrical inspector for St. Louis Park, a proud member of IBEW 292 and an astoundingly talented whistler. We will miss your dry wit, generous spirit, natty bow ties, and your ability to fix ANYTHING. We hope there are lots of Cheerios and antique clocks to keep you happy in heaven. Preceded in death by parents, Dorothea and Marquis; son, Kenneth John; 3 brothers, and 3 sisters. Survived by his loving and devoted wife of 65 years, Gloria; daughters, Kathleen Hoff (Craig), Vicki Krichmar (Rick) and daughter-in-law, Kiyomi; grandchildren, Chelsea (Brandon), Michael, Charlie, David, Brooks; step-grandchildren, Kristin, Anders, Jorgen, Gretchen; light of John’s beautiful blue eyes, great-grandson, Barkley; sister, Pearl; and beloved puggle, Isabel. Special thanks to the compassionate and caring staff of North Memorial Hospice and The Villa in St. Louis Park. Services Monday, November 7 at 11 a.m. with visitation 1 hour prior at Brookdale Covenant Church 5139 Brooklyn Blvd, Brooklyn Center, MN. Memorials to Brookdale Covenant Church or to the charity of your choice.
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Patricia R. Hinton (nee Corrick) age 83 of Chaska, MN. Born January 15, 1933 in Detroit, Michigan to Cecil and Rose (McGuire) Corrick. Passed on October 30, 2016 at Jones-Harrison Residence. Beloved wife to Jim; mother and mother-in-law to Laura (Erick) Lancrete and Mark (Carolyn) Hinton; grandmother to Dan, Molly, Frederick and Tatum; sister-in-law to Gini Corrick. Also survived by numerous relatives and friends. A graduate of Academy Holy Angels and College of St. Catherine's. Published writer and beloved teacher to young and old. Thanks to the caring staff at Jones-Harrison Residence and Park Nicollet Hospice. Mass of Christian Burial, Monday, 11:30 AM at the Basilica of St. Mary, 88 North 17th Street, Mpls. MN 55403, with visitation beginning at 10:30 AM. Interment - Fort Snelling National Cemetery. If so desired, memorials may be directed to the Poor Clare Sisters or St. Vincent de Paul Ministries.
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