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Thomas Albert

Thomas R. Albert

  • Thomas R. Albert

Albert Thomas R., age 54, of Mound, as a result of an auto accident on 11/27/ 04. Survived by children, Amy (Mike) Beauchamp, Dan (Angie) and Angie (Mike); grandchildren, Brittany, Brady, Dylan and Tyler; brother, Buddy (Bev) and pet, Alice; also many friends & relatives. Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, 11 AM at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, 2385 Commerce Blvd., Mound, with visitation Tuesday (TODAY), 5- 8 PM and one hour before Mass ALL AT THE CHURCH. Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers. Interment Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. MUELLER Parkway Chapel 651-774-9797

Published on November 30, 2004

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Thomas R. Albert

  • Thomas R. Albert

Albert Thomas R., age 54, of Mound, as a result of an auto accident on 11/27/ 04. Survived by children, Amy (Mike) Beauchamp, Dan (Angie) and Angie (Mike); grandchildren, Brittany, Brady, Dylan and Tyler; brother, Buddy (Bev) and pet, Alice; also many friends & relatives. Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, 11 AM at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, 2385 Commerce Blvd., Mound, with visitation Tuesday (TODAY), 5- 8 PM and one hour before Mass ALL AT THE CHURCH. Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers. Interment Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. MUELLER Parkway Chapel 651-774-9797

Published on November 30, 2004

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Robert Alderman

Robert W. Alderman

Alderman Robert W. Alderman, age 54. Graveside service will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, Jan. 29, 2004 at Florence National Cemetery. Caughman- Harman Funeral Home, Irmo/St. Andrews Chapel, is in charge. Mr. Alderman died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004. Born in North Platte, NE, he was the son of Calvin & Dorothy Perkins Alderman. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and won several medals including the Purple Heart. He retired from the United States Marine Corps. Surviving are his wife, Margaret Young Alderman of Columbia; his mother & father of MN; sons, Shawn Alderman of Georgia, Robert Alderman, Joshua Alderman & Jeremiah Alderman, all of MN; son, Andy Connaker of Columbia; daughter, Lucinda Huset of MN; grandchildren, Christian Alderman of MN, Jacob Alderman; sister, Sandy Doberstein of MN; and grandmother, Ruby Perkins of NE. 

 

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Robert W. Alderman

Alderman Robert W. Alderman, age 54. Graveside service will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, Jan. 29, 2004 at Florence National Cemetery. Caughman- Harman Funeral Home, Irmo/St. Andrews Chapel, is in charge. Mr. Alderman died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004. Born in North Platte, NE, he was the son of Calvin & Dorothy Perkins Alderman. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and won several medals including the Purple Heart. He retired from the United States Marine Corps. Surviving are his wife, Margaret Young Alderman of Columbia; his mother & father of MN; sons, Shawn Alderman of Georgia, Robert Alderman, Joshua Alderman & Jeremiah Alderman, all of MN; son, Andy Connaker of Columbia; daughter, Lucinda Huset of MN; grandchildren, Christian Alderman of MN, Jacob Alderman; sister, Sandy Doberstein of MN; and grandmother, Ruby Perkins of NE. 

 

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Erik Anderson

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Paul Andrews

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From David Wiest on February 7th, 2018
Paul Andrews was a South Oak Hill neighborhood kid.  We played baseball together on the neighborhood sand lots and Paul was actually a pretty good ball player.  He became BFF's with Jim Corniea and when Jim died from Hodgekins Paul took it very hard.  The last time I saw him was at a reunion, I don't remember which one, I think 20 or 25.  He was despondent and even that festive atmospher didn't cheer him up.  It was not long after that that I was told Paul ended his own life.  A real shame.
 

Nancy Anfinson

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Steven Baldwin

Steven Bruce Baldwin

Baldwin Steven Bruce Baldwin, 52, of St. Louis Park, passed away suddenly in Phoenix, AZ, on Jan. 10, 2003. He is survived by parents, Lowell and Beverly Baldwin; twin brother, Michael of Brooklyn Park; sister, Beth of Chicago; daughter, Jessica Tedrow of Tampa; son, Jason Munneke of Waconia. Memorial service to be held at Westwood Lutheran Church, 9001 Cedar Lake Road, St. Louis Park, on Saturday, May 10 at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Steven's memory to the Mental Health Assoc. of MN, or a charity of your choice.

 

 

 

 

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Steven Bruce Baldwin

Baldwin Steven Bruce Baldwin, 52, of St. Louis Park, passed away suddenly in Phoenix, AZ, on Jan. 10, 2003. He is survived by parents, Lowell and Beverly Baldwin; twin brother, Michael of Brooklyn Park; sister, Beth of Chicago; daughter, Jessica Tedrow of Tampa; son, Jason Munneke of Waconia. Memorial service to be held at Westwood Lutheran Church, 9001 Cedar Lake Road, St. Louis Park, on Saturday, May 10 at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Steven's memory to the Mental Health Assoc. of MN, or a charity of your choice.

 

 

 

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Timothy Bell

Timothy Earl Bell

December 28, 1949 - January 13, 2011

Timothy Earl Bell, cherished son, father and husband, went to rest with His

heavenly Father on January 13, 2011. Born in Grand Forks, ND on

December 28, 1949 to Edward W. Bell and Bernice A. Kearney Bell, he

was raised in St. Louis Park, MN. Upon graduation from N. Dakota State

U. with a BS in Physical Education in 1972, he was brought to Texas and

served 2 years as a 2nd Lt. in the Army. He met Patte Milligan in San

Antonio, where both were involved with the Navigator Ministry. They

married in December 1976 and had four beautiful children. While working

and raising his family for 10 years in San Diego CA, he earned a BA in

Industrial Technology at San Diego State U. aEUoeCoach BellaEU was a

PE and Industrial Technology Teacher, and Coach for three decades, who

passionately loved God and his family, sports, woodworking, and his

Labradors. He is survived by his wife, Patte; his children: Tiesha, Christyl,

Joseph & wife, Carla, and Jeffrey; grandchildren: Jarrett, Laurel, Emily

Kay, Tanner, Truett and Taylor; Father-in-law, Dale Milligan, brother,

Donald Bell & wife, Georgeann, and many extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 from 11:00 AM until

1:00 PM at Schertz Funeral Home Chapel with Funeral Services beginning

at 1:00 PM. Interment will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday, January 20,

2011 at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

Born: December 28, 1949

Death: January 13, 2011

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Timothy Earl Bell

December 28, 1949 - January 13, 2011

Timothy Earl Bell, cherished son, father and husband, went to rest with His

heavenly Father on January 13, 2011. Born in Grand Forks, ND on

December 28, 1949 to Edward W. Bell and Bernice A. Kearney Bell, he

was raised in St. Louis Park, MN. Upon graduation from N. Dakota State

U. with a BS in Physical Education in 1972, he was brought to Texas and

served 2 years as a 2nd Lt. in the Army. He met Patte Milligan in San

Antonio, where both were involved with the Navigator Ministry. They

married in December 1976 and had four beautiful children. While working

and raising his family for 10 years in San Diego CA, he earned a BA in

Industrial Technology at San Diego State U. aEUoeCoach BellaEU was a

PE and Industrial Technology Teacher, and Coach for three decades, who

passionately loved God and his family, sports, woodworking, and his

Labradors. He is survived by his wife, Patte; his children: Tiesha, Christyl,

Joseph & wife, Carla, and Jeffrey; grandchildren: Jarrett, Laurel, Emily

Kay, Tanner, Truett and Taylor; Father-in-law, Dale Milligan, brother,

Donald Bell & wife, Georgeann, and many extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 from 11:00 AM until

1:00 PM at Schertz Funeral Home Chapel with Funeral Services beginning

at 1:00 PM. Interment will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday, January 20,

2011 at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

Born: December 28, 1949

Death: January 13, 2011

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Gary Burt

Burt Gary M. Burt of Boulder, CO, formerly of St. Louis Park, passed away peacefully May 11, 2005 after his long couragous battle with diabetes and kidney failure. Survived by loving parents, Jim & Audrey Burt; siblings & their spouses, Sue (Tom) O'Brien, Tom Burt, Jim (Margaret) Burt, Tim (Rene) Burt, Sally (Jerry) Kraft, Michael Burt, Robbie Burt, Missy (Mike) Stahlecker, David & Tedd Burt; 21 nieces and nephews; 9 grand nieces and nephews. Gary loved life. Gary never gave up, his body did. Special thanks to Boulder Manor Care. Mass of Christian Burial 10 AM Monday at the Church of the Holy Family, 5900 W. Lake St., St. Louis Park. Int. Lakewood. Visitation Sunday, 5-8 PM with 7 PM prayer service at Gearty- Delmore Park Chapel, Wooddale & Excelsior Blvd and Monday at church after 9 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to American Diabetes Assoc. or the Kidney Foundation. Gearty-Delmore 952-926-1615

Published on May 13, 2005

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Burt Gary M. Burt of Boulder, CO, formerly of St. Louis Park, passed away peacefully May 11, 2005 after his long couragous battle with diabetes and kidney failure. Survived by loving parents, Jim & Audrey Burt; siblings & their spouses, Sue (Tom) O'Brien, Tom Burt, Jim (Margaret) Burt, Tim (Rene) Burt, Sally (Jerry) Kraft, Michael Burt, Robbie Burt, Missy (Mike) Stahlecker, David & Tedd Burt; 21 nieces and nephews; 9 grand nieces and nephews. Gary loved life. Gary never gave up, his body did. Special thanks to Boulder Manor Care. Mass of Christian Burial 10 AM Monday at the Church of the Holy Family, 5900 W. Lake St., St. Louis Park. Int. Lakewood. Visitation Sunday, 5-8 PM with 7 PM prayer service at Gearty- Delmore Park Chapel, Wooddale & Excelsior Blvd and Monday at church after 9 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to American Diabetes Assoc. or the Kidney Foundation. Gearty-Delmore 952-926-1615

Published on May 13, 2005

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From Ellen Joseph on February 12th, 2018
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Patricia Pavey (Carey)

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From Barb McGlynn on January 31st, 2018
Image Miss you Patty.
 
From Sidney Wood on February 3rd, 2018

Patricia Ann (Pavey) Carey

  • Patricia Ann (Pavey) Carey

Carey, Patricia Ann (Pavey) Loving wife, mother, and friend, age 62, of Ham Lake, passed away peacefully on June 22, 2013. Patty was a longtime Honeywell employee. She was an avid birdwatcher, loved gardening, cooking, camping, and going to the cabin. More than anything in the world, Patty loved her family and friends, cherishing holiday gatherings and get-togethers. Preceded in death by parents, Walter & Annette Pavey; brother, Richard. Survived by her husband of 32 years, Patrick; children, Crystal, Austen; grandson, Peyton Lucas Peterson; siblings, Kathy Rucker, Ronald (Mickey), Robert (Rita), Randy (Chris); nieces, nephews; and dear friends, Laurie LaGrange, Barbara Mglynn. A Celebration of Patricia's Life will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m., Thursday, July 11, 2013 at Miller Funeral Home, 6210 Hwy 65 NE, Fridley. Miller Funeral Home Fridley Chapel (763) 571-1300 millerfuneralfridley.com

Published on June 30, 2013

 
From Barb McGlynn on March 22nd, 2018
Patty loved to garden.
 
From Barb McGlynn on March 24th, 2018
Image Pattys brother Dick passed many years ago.
 
From shelley hendrickson on March 31st, 2018
Patty:  I have many fond memories of going to your
home for  Brownie troop meetings in 2nd and 3rd grade.

I also remember "ratting" our hair together at Westwood
Jr. High. Many girls wanted to copy Jacqueline Kennedy's
hair style who was then our glamorous First Lady
 

Dale Carlson

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James Clifford

James A. Clifford

Clifford, James A. Graduate of St. Louis Park High School died of cancer at age 64 on Sept. 15, 2014. Preceded in death by parents Ernest & Bernice Clifford; and his partner Julie Myers. Survived by a sister Carole Lyons; nephew Tim Lyons (Andrea); grand-nephew Huxley; niece Karrie Lyons-Sjostrom (Brad); and grand-nieces Regina & Rianna. Twin Cities Cremation 612-866-6711

Published on September 17, 2014

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From Barb McGlynn on January 30th, 2018
Image Jim you had a had hard life. Miss your grin.
 
From Barb McGlynn on February 2nd, 2018
Image Any one remember the other guys names in this photo? Is this the game Clif had to have is appendix out?
 
From Sidney Wood on February 3rd, 2018

James A. Clifford

Clifford, James A. Graduate of St. Louis Park High School died of cancer at age 64 on Sept. 15, 2014. Preceded in death by parents Ernest & Bernice Clifford; and his partner Julie Myers. Survived by a sister Carole Lyons; nephew Tim Lyons (Andrea); grand-nephew Huxley; niece Karrie Lyons-Sjostrom (Brad); and grand-nieces Regina & Rianna. Twin Cities Cremation 612-866-6711

Published on September 17, 2014

 

Mary Custer

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Deborah Davidson

Deborah Rae Davidson

(1950 - 2015)

Deborah Rae Davidson, passed away peacefully and quickly on December 20th in Arizona, surrounded by loved ones who eased her tenderly into eternal rest with kisses and soothing words. During her life Deb effused love, light, and laughter. She joins her father Lewis “ Lovey”, mother Mirriam, brother Stephen, sister Bonnie, nephew Jesse and others who were taken too soon and were loved beyond measure. She is survived by her children Rachel Steil (Brian), Daniel Muscoplat (Robin), her adored grandchildren Alexander, Madison, Samantha and Raleigh, and her dearest friend Jim Mossler. Whether volunteering in the Israeli army, painting with her grandchildren, creating art or reading book after book, she lived every moment to the fullest and passed away without a single regret. Funeral services 10:00 a.m. MONDAY December 28th at MINNEAPOLIS JEWISH CEMETERY CHAPEL, 7032 Penn Ave., Richfield. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to the American Heart Association. SHIVA, 7:00 p.m. Monday at Mount Zion Temple, 1300 Summit Ave., St. Paul. 

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Deborah Rae Davidson
(1950 - 2015)

Deborah Rae Davidson, passed away peacefully and quickly on December 20th in Arizona, surrounded by loved ones who eased her tenderly into eternal rest with kisses and soothing words. During her life Deb effused love, light, and laughter. She joins her father Lewis “ Lovey”, mother Mirriam, brother Stephen, sister Bonnie, nephew Jesse and others who were taken too soon and were loved beyond measure. She is survived by her children Rachel Steil (Brian), Daniel Muscoplat (Robin), her adored grandchildren Alexander, Madison, Samantha and Raleigh, and her dearest friend Jim Mossler. Whether volunteering in the Israeli army, painting with her grandchildren, creating art or reading book after book, she lived every moment to the fullest and passed away without a single regret. Funeral services 10:00 a.m. MONDAY December 28th at MINNEAPOLIS JEWISH CEMETERY CHAPEL, 7032 Penn Ave., Richfield. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to the American Heart Association. SHIVA, 7:00 p.m. Monday at Mount Zion Temple, 1300 Summit Ave., St. Paul. 

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From Phil Hirsch on February 1st, 2018
I attended Sadie Hawkins Day dance with Deborah in 1965 or thereabouts - I probably would have asked her if she hadn't asked me. And then reconnected all too briefly on Facebook recently. I was shocked and saddened to learn of her passing - she was a sweet soul.
 

Kathleen Richards (Dickey)

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From Nancy McKeon Moline on March 3rd, 2018
Kathy was a good friend of mine (we were room mates after high school) and Mary Roster Underfurth "68" (who still lives in Mpls) and Jo Ellen Stebbins "68". Kathy married Donald Dickey and they lived in Richfield.  When Kathy was young she suffered from serious intestinal problems and almost died then. I remember being in the hospital after surgery with her when she had a very high fever and them putting her on a cooling bed which she did not like. Those problems may have lasted her entire life and may have been what she died from.
 

Steven Donahue

Steven Donahue
Steven was born on May 11, 1950 and passed away on Monday, August 1, 2016.
Steven was a resident of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Steven Donahue
Steven was born on May 11, 1950 and passed away on Monday, August 1, 2016.
Steven was a resident of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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From Barb McGlynn on February 1st, 2018
Image You  were one of a kind! In this photo Murph Barb Mc Kitty Johnson.
 
From Phil Hirsch on February 1st, 2018
Steve and I were co-pitchers on the Yankees in the Pony league in about 1966-67. He had a better fastball than I. And a wicked sense of humor. I'm sorry to learn of his passing
 
From Barb McGlynn on February 2nd, 2018
Image Get your motor running headen on the high way. He loved his motorcycels! He loved fishing and hunting. He loved to sing and had a good voice most people never new that. I miss that and his danceing.And no one could top his sick funny, unique humor.
 
From Barb McGlynn on February 19th, 2018
Image The older he got the better he looked!
 

Maryanne Drewa

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Howard Efron

Howard Efron

Efron Howard, age 52, of Bloomington. Preceded in death by mother, Audrey; stepmother, Arlene Shapiro Efron. Survived by wife, Lorry Lundborg; son & daughter-in-law, Eric Efron & Michelle Spencer; father & stepmother, Irving & Jean Efron; sister & brother-in-law, Rochelle & John ``Sandy'' Buhr; stepbrothers, Alan (Carol) Shapiro, Joel (Cindy) Shapiro, Robert Shapiro, Norm (Ann) Coone, Paul (Vicki) Coone, Larry (Dawn) Coone; brothers-in-law, Dr. Richard (Joanne) Lundborg, Dr. Gary (Char) Lundborg; sister-in-law, Linda (Chuck) Bormann; Howie's faithful companion, Waldo; numerous nieces and nephews. He was a member of Cancer Kid's Fund Comedy Showcase. Howie faced his illness with humor, grace, and dignity. He will be deeply missed. Memorial service WEDNESDAY 2 PM ADATH JESHURUN CONGREGATION CHAPEL 10500 West Hillside Lane, Mtka. Memorials may be made to donor's favorite charity. SHIVA Adath Jeshurun Congregation (Wed. Only 7pm) Arr: Hodroff & Sons

Published on October 13, 2002

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Howard Efron

Efron Howard, age 52, of Bloomington. Preceded in death by mother, Audrey; stepmother, Arlene Shapiro Efron. Survived by wife, Lorry Lundborg; son & daughter-in-law, Eric Efron & Michelle Spencer; father & stepmother, Irving & Jean Efron; sister & brother-in-law, Rochelle & John ``Sandy'' Buhr; stepbrothers, Alan (Carol) Shapiro, Joel (Cindy) Shapiro, Robert Shapiro, Norm (Ann) Coone, Paul (Vicki) Coone, Larry (Dawn) Coone; brothers-in-law, Dr. Richard (Joanne) Lundborg, Dr. Gary (Char) Lundborg; sister-in-law, Linda (Chuck) Bormann; Howie's faithful companion, Waldo; numerous nieces and nephews. He was a member of Cancer Kid's Fund Comedy Showcase. Howie faced his illness with humor, grace, and dignity. He will be deeply missed. Memorial service WEDNESDAY 2 PM ADATH JESHURUN CONGREGATION CHAPEL 10500 West Hillside Lane, Mtka. Memorials may be made to donor's favorite charity. SHIVA Adath Jeshurun Congregation (Wed. Only 7pm) Arr: Hodroff & Sons

Published on October 13, 2002

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Thomas Ehrenberg

Thomas M. Ehrenberg
Thomas was born on February 25, 1950 and passed away on Tuesday, October 8, 2013.
Thomas was a resident of Eagle, Colorado.

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Thomas M. Ehrenberg
Thomas was born on February 25, 1950 and passed away on Tuesday, October 8, 2013.
Thomas was a resident of Eagle, Colorado.

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Carl Fetterly

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Michael Fiedler

Michael James Fiedler

Fiedler, Michael James age 66 of St. Louis Park, passed away 9/26/15. Funeral Service Thursday, October 1st, at 2 PM with visitation half hour prior at the Lakewood Chapel, 3600 Hennepin Ave S, Mpls. Interment to follow. Washburn-McReavy.com Edina Chapel 952-920-3996

Published on September 30, 2015

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Michael James Fiedler

Fiedler, Michael James age 66 of St. Louis Park, passed away 9/26/15. Funeral Service Thursday, October 1st, at 2 PM with visitation half hour prior at the Lakewood Chapel, 3600 Hennepin Ave S, Mpls. Interment to follow. Washburn-McReavy.com Edina Chapel 952-920-3996

Published on September 30, 2015

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From David Wiest on February 7th, 2018
What can I say about Mike!  Probably too much.  Mike and I met at age 6.  His family lived in a quanset hut on Blake and hwy 7 before moving to Edgebrook.  He lived 5 houses down from us and it was ordained that we would become friends.  The first time I met Mike he threw rocks at me. How can I adequately share 60 years of that friendship.  We built forts, Mike threw up in my backseat on Barry Gilmer's girlfriend, we went on road trips,the longest to California,we rode bicycles and motorcycles on and off road.  We got drunk, had parties, went to dances (Mike woulldn't dance), played pinball everywhere.  Mike ended up with 10 pinball machines in his basement.  Went to concerts.  Got in fist fights with each other as well as many others.  There were 7 of us that were thichk as thieves and 3 are now gone. But we never forgot about our friendship.  Mike got married later and when his wife Nancy died of breast cancer Mike raised his teen age kids.  His responsibilities were enormous but he didn't complain.  He and I were going to a few concerts and having a beer every now and again, ususally at Park Tavern.  One day he told me he wasn't feeling well.  I talked him into goingto the doctor and they diagnosed him with kidney failure.  Over the next year he repeatedly went to doctor who gave him several different diagnosies.  Finally he went in for a colonoscopy and they couldn't even get the scope past him tumor.  He ahd stage 4 colorectal cancer.  Over the next 10 months he slowly got sicker and sicker.  Finally he asked me to help arrange someone to draw his will.  I helped him do that and two weeks later he was in a hospice facility.  He passed one week later.  He is buried next to his wife Nancy at Lakewood Cemetery.  I miss Mike and think of him and our days together frequently.  Mike was one of a kind.
 

Mona Foxx

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Craig Gauger

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Greg Gilmer

From Greg's sister, Barb, via David Wiest:
I believe we moved to Robbinsdale in 67.  Greg would have been in 12th grade, but it seems he didn't attend?  He was getting into all sorts of trouble. We all were.  His DOB 8-9-1950.  I have no high school pics except the one I shared on Facebook when he was in that band.  So for the heck of it I googled Greg Filmed wears US flag, and got a NY Times article on his arrest on the West Bank on the birthday of our nation.  Greg was 18 so that was a year out of high school, but paints a picture of where his head was at the time.  He did work house time and I remember Mom got crank calls from avid patriots.  I wonder who ended up with the Mpls. Newspaper articles the letter of apology from Greg and the photos from that incident."
Here is a link to the NY Times Article, 7/5/1971

http://www.nytimes.com/1971/07/05/archives/the-american-flag-a-center-of-dispute-on-birthday-of-us-the-flag-on.html

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Charles Goldstein

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From Phil Hirsch on February 1st, 2018
Chuck lived up the block from me on Idaho Ave. We played on the same rec league basketball team and, as a catcher for the Pony league Cardinals,, he never threw me out stealing a base. Not once. It used to to drive him nuts.

From then until recently, from St. Louis Park to somewhere in Mexico, the accounts of Chuck's whereabouts and activities. were always ineresting, tinged with mystery, probably exaggerated, and apparently at least partly apocriphal.

RIP, Chuck.
 

Barb Gutkin

Barbara Francis Gutkin

Barbara F. Gutkin, age 62 of Minneapolis, passed away April 22, 2013. She is preceded in death by her mother Dorothy Gutkin; father Milton, his wife Rosselle Gutkin; brother Larry Gutkin. Survived by life partner, Patricia Baldwin; sisters, Joni Reichert (Dennis MacKany) and Louise Ehrlich; brother, Fred Silver; Patti’s brothers, Lawrence Baldwin and Rev. Kevin Baldwin; aunt Faye Ruback; cousins, Elissa Broder, Judy Miller (Preston), Shari Eades (Bob), Nancy Wiseman (Terry), Cindy Ruback (Mark Lowen) and Randy Ruback; loving nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. Barbara received her BA and MSW from the U of M and was a psychotherapist in Mpls for 32 yrs. Her clients, friends and family were recipients of her kindness, compassion, wisdom, humor and love. She touched many lives and healed broken spirits. She had a gift for making one feel like their best self. Barbara played guitar and piano; loved music, art, travel, nature and all animals especially her Tibetan Terrier, Koty. She is lovingly remembered and greatly missed. Deep appreciation to Dr. Stuart Bloom and staff of MN Oncology, Dr. Linda Li, the Alina and NC Little Memorial Hospices, family and friends for your loving care. Memorial service 11 am FRIDAY at TEMPLE ISRAEL, 2324 Emerson Ave. So., Mpls. Memorials are preferred to the Jane Goodall Association, David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, Humane Society International (to benefit the seals), or Farm Sanctuary. SHIVA, 7 pm Saturday at Temple Israel.

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Barbara F. Gutkin, age 62 of Minneapolis, passed away April 22, 2013. She is preceded in death by her mother Dorothy Gutkin; father Milton, his wife Rosselle Gutkin; brother Larry Gutkin. Survived by life partner, Patricia Baldwin; sisters, Joni Reichert (Dennis MacKany) and Louise Ehrlich; brother, Fred Silver; Patti’s brothers, Lawrence Baldwin and Rev. Kevin Baldwin; aunt Faye Ruback; cousins, Elissa Broder, Judy Miller (Preston), Shari Eades (Bob), Nancy Wiseman (Terry), Cindy Ruback (Mark Lowen) and Randy Ruback; loving nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. Barbara received her BA and MSW from the U of M and was a psychotherapist in Mpls for 32 yrs. Her clients, friends and family were recipients of her kindness, compassion, wisdom, humor and love. She touched many lives and healed broken spirits. She had a gift for making one feel like their best self. Barbara played guitar and piano; loved music, art, travel, nature and all animals especially her Tibetan Terrier, Koty. She is lovingly remembered and greatly missed. Deep appreciation to Dr. Stuart Bloom and staff of MN Oncology, Dr. Linda Li, the Alina and NC Little Memorial Hospices, family and friends for your loving care. Memorial service 11 am FRIDAY at TEMPLE ISRAEL, 2324 Emerson Ave. So., Mpls. Memorials are preferred to the Jane Goodall Association, David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, Humane Society International (to benefit the seals), or Farm Sanctuary. SHIVA, 7 pm Saturday at Temple Israel.

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From Judy Golden (Ogorinsky) on February 20th, 2018
Barb Gutkin and I were 'guitar buddies' in junior and senior high school.  Almost every weekend we would gather in her basement with many other friends and sing together the latest Peter, Paul and Mary; Joni Mitchell; Gordon Lightfoot; Simon and Garfunkel and  
.Bob Dylan songs.  She had the greatest smile and the biggest heart
 
From Judy Golden (Ogorinsky) on February 26th, 2018
Image Here's a photo of Barb with her close friends and family. Again...great smile and great individual! 
 

Terry Guzzi

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Dennis Hehir

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Janice Hunter

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From Barb McGlynn on February 8th, 2018
Apple river good times.
 
From Barb McGlynn on February 9th, 2018
Image Apple river 1967
 
From Barb McGlynn on February 10th, 2018
Hope Jan and Steve are playing cribage. They were friends for ever. When Jan would come in town she would stay with me sometimes. Miss them both.
 
From Barb McGlynn on February 15th, 2018
Image Miss you both. I miss playing cards etc. when we were all together when you came in town. I havent laughed out loud since Steve and you passed! Miss you!
 

Harri Jaffa

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From Barb McGlynn on February 4th, 2018
Image This was taken in the early 70's. That was the last time I saw him befored he died.
 
From Barb McGlynn on February 8th, 2018
Image Harry and Tim have both passed.
 

Gaye Tengler (Jensen)

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From Brian Jensen on February 5th, 2018
Image My Mom passed away suddenly in 2014. She always spoke fondly of her time at SLP High School, and of all her classmates, many of whom she stayed in contact with throughout her life. She was a terrific wife, mother and grandmother and is missed by so many.
 
From Barb McGlynn on February 9th, 2018
Image This was taken 8-9-91. Her husband Tom had the same birthday as my daughter. They were both great loving parents.
 

Scott Joncas

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Susan Kaplan

Susan Florence Kaplan

 
Susan, age 44, of Edina died 8/20/1995
She was past President of the Twin Cities Chapter
of the American Recorder Society.
She also was a teacher in the St Louis Park Community Education Program.
She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Diane Kaplan & Stephen Mayer of Hamden CT;
nephew, Hans and niece;Irina and many loving aunts and uncles, cousins and friends.
Graveside service is Tuesday at 11:00am at Bethel Memorial Park, 38th & Winnetka Ave N.
Memorials are preferred to the Methodist Hospital Hospice Program.
 

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Susan Florence Kaplan

 
Susan, age 44, of Edina died 8/20/1995
She was past President of the Twin Cities Chapter
of the American Recorder Society.
She also was a teacher in the St Louis Park Community Education Program.
She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Diane Kaplan & Stephen Mayer of Hamden CT;
nephew, Hans and niece;Irina and many loving aunts and uncles, cousins and friends.
Graveside service is Tuesday at 11:00am at Bethel Memorial Park, 38th & Winnetka Ave N.
Memorials are preferred to the Methodist Hospital Hospice Program.
 
 

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Janice Kasdan

Janice (Kasdan) Meyers

Meyers, Janice (nee Kasdan) Born Sept. 3, 1950, passed away June 26, 2015 at her home. Preceded in death by father, Irving. Jan was truly loved and will be deeply missed by her husband, Rick; mother, Ruth; sisters, Jill Flasher (Perry) and Patti Meyer (Kean); her special nieces and nephews, as well as many neighbors, friends, relatives and beloved pets. Her constant pursuit of perfection was both maddening and endearing. Thank you for showing us how to accept our fate with dignity and gratitude. Special thanks to Heartland Hospice, especially her nurse, Cheryl Johnson. Funeral service MONDAY, 9:30AM, BETH EL SYNAGOGUE, 5225 Barry Street West, St. Louis Park. Memorials preferred to the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) or the Animal Humane Society of your choice. SHIVA: 2113 Sheridan Hills Rd., Wayzata, MN 55391 (Monday, 7 PM) Hodroff-Epstein 612-871-1234 hodroffepstein.com

Published on June 28, 2015

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From Sidney Wood on February 3rd, 2018

Janice (Kasdan) Meyers

Meyers, Janice (nee Kasdan) Born Sept. 3, 1950, passed away June 26, 2015 at her home. Preceded in death by father, Irving. Jan was truly loved and will be deeply missed by her husband, Rick; mother, Ruth; sisters, Jill Flasher (Perry) and Patti Meyer (Kean); her special nieces and nephews, as well as many neighbors, friends, relatives and beloved pets. Her constant pursuit of perfection was both maddening and endearing. Thank you for showing us how to accept our fate with dignity and gratitude. Special thanks to Heartland Hospice, especially her nurse, Cheryl Johnson. Funeral service MONDAY, 9:30AM, BETH EL SYNAGOGUE, 5225 Barry Street West, St. Louis Park. Memorials preferred to the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) or the Animal Humane Society of your choice. SHIVA: 2113 Sheridan Hills Rd., Wayzata, MN 55391 (Monday, 7 PM) Hodroff-Epstein 612-871-1234 hodroffepstein.com

Published on June 28, 2015

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From Sidney Wood on February 3rd, 2018

Janice (Kasdan) Meyers

Meyers, Janice (nee Kasdan) Born Sept. 3, 1950, passed away June 26, 2015 at her home. Preceded in death by father, Irving. Jan was truly loved and will be deeply missed by her husband, Rick; mother, Ruth; sisters, Jill Flasher (Perry) and Patti Meyer (Kean); her special nieces and nephews, as well as many neighbors, friends, relatives and beloved pets. Her constant pursuit of perfection was both maddening and endearing. Thank you for showing us how to accept our fate with dignity and gratitude. Special thanks to Heartland Hospice, especially her nurse, Cheryl Johnson. Funeral service MONDAY, 9:30AM, BETH EL SYNAGOGUE, 5225 Barry Street West, St. Louis Park. Memorials preferred to the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) or the Animal Humane Society of your choice. SHIVA: 2113 Sheridan Hills Rd., Wayzata, MN 55391 (Monday, 7 PM) Hodroff-Epstein 612-871-1234 hodroffepstein.com

Published on June 28, 2015

 
From Judy Golden (Ogorinsky) on February 20th, 2018
Jan and I had been close friends since elementary school and we remained in touch even after I had moved out of the country.  Every time I would return for a visit, Jan and I would always meet and catch up on the latest events in both our lives.  She was a warm and loving individual and every time she would smile her eyes sparkled.  I will miss her and our special time together.  Wish she could have stayed with us a little longer.  
 
From Judy Golden (Ogorinsky) on February 26th, 2018
Image Here's a nice photo of Jan.  She still looked the same as in high school.  Forever young.
 

Anita Kaufman

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Greg Kleven

Gregory Phillip Kleven
Kleven, Gregory Phillip Age 66, of Howard Lake, died April 23, 2017 at Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park. Greg was born May 4, 1950 in Minneapolis to Grace and Carl Kleven. A graduate of St. Louis Park H.S. and Moorhead State Univ., he worked as a sports editor for Sun Newspapers for 42 years, covering communities across the Twin Cities suburbs. Growing up, he was very active in sports and played football and baseball in college. At 6'6" tall, Greg was intimidating on the field, but off the field he was known for his fun-loving nature and quick wit. Greg is survived by his sister, Nancy (Bob) Bratvold, East Grand Forks; nieces and nephews, Randy Bratvold, Minneapolis; Julie (David) Liew, St. Paul; Kyle (Beth) Ashwill, Cokato; Karissa (John) Kasella, Ransom, KS; and brother-in-law, Dale Ashwill, Cokato. He is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Sandy Ashwill. Celebration of Life will be held at 2pm Friday, May 5, with visitation at 1pm at Gearty Delmore Funeral Home, 3960 Wooddale Ave (@ Excelsior Blvd) in St. Louis Park. Gearty-Delmore 952-926-1615 gearty-delmore.com
Published on April 29, 2017

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Gregory Phillip Kleven
Kleven, Gregory Phillip Age 66, of Howard Lake, died April 23, 2017 at Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park. Greg was born May 4, 1950 in Minneapolis to Grace and Carl Kleven. A graduate of St. Louis Park H.S. and Moorhead State Univ., he worked as a sports editor for Sun Newspapers for 42 years, covering communities across the Twin Cities suburbs. Growing up, he was very active in sports and played football and baseball in college. At 6'6" tall, Greg was intimidating on the field, but off the field he was known for his fun-loving nature and quick wit. Greg is survived by his sister, Nancy (Bob) Bratvold, East Grand Forks; nieces and nephews, Randy Bratvold, Minneapolis; Julie (David) Liew, St. Paul; Kyle (Beth) Ashwill, Cokato; Karissa (John) Kasella, Ransom, KS; and brother-in-law, Dale Ashwill, Cokato. He is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Sandy Ashwill. Celebration of Life will be held at 2pm Friday, May 5, with visitation at 1pm at Gearty Delmore Funeral Home, 3960 Wooddale Ave (@ Excelsior Blvd) in St. Louis Park. Gearty-Delmore 952-926-1615 gearty-delmore.com
Published on April 29, 2017

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From Phil Hirsch on February 1st, 2018
The man could post up in the paint better than almost anyone - knocked me on my butt too many times to count. And he could write a mean sports article for the Echo. Sorry to learn of his passing.
 

Fredric (Fritz) Kocemba

Fredric Kocemba, 62, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2013 in a local hospital. 
Fredric was born in Minneapolis, MN. and he lived in Lake Charles, LA. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of Vietnam. He was a helicopter pilot for Air Logistics/Bristow. He was a world traveler both by air and water. He loved flying, sailing, dogs and reading. He enjoyed sharing and telling stories to his family and friends.  
He is survived by his sons, Colton Konrad Kocemba of Lake Charles, and Jason Carlquist of Moss Bluff; brothers, Butch Kocemba of Minneapolis, MN, Roger Kocemba of Grand Rapids, MN, and Rick Kocemba of Grand Rapids, MN; sisters, Barb Zakariasen 
of Grand Rapids, MN, and Nancy Drumbeater of Grand Rapids MN; six grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 24 years, Vickie Bailey Kocemba.

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Fredric Kocemba, 62, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2013 in a local hospital. 
Fredric was born in Minneapolis, MN. and he lived in Lake Charles, LA. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of Vietnam. He was a helicopter pilot for Air Logistics/Bristow. He was a world traveler both by air and water. He loved flying, sailing, dogs and reading. He enjoyed sharing and telling stories to his family and friends.  
He is survived by his sons, Colton Konrad Kocemba of Lake Charles, and Jason Carlquist of Moss Bluff; brothers, Butch Kocemba of Minneapolis, MN, Roger Kocemba of Grand Rapids, MN, and Rick Kocemba of Grand Rapids, MN; sisters, Barb Zacariusen of Grand Rapids, MN, and Nancy Drumbeater of Grand Rapids MN; six grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 24 years, Vickie Bailey Kocemba.

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From Barb McGlynn on March 8th, 2018
I was so sad to find out he had passed. Barb Zacariusen e mail me. Love to all. So many girls had such a crush on him. Great careing guy.
 

Ralph Kramer

Ralph Marc Kramer

  • Ralph Marc Kramer

Kramer, Ralph Marc Age 63, died May 14, 2014, after a brave battle with cancer surrounded by his loving family. Ralph was an avid Gophers fan and true sports enthusiast. He loved coaching softball for Find Law and was recently hired as an usher for the Minnesota Twins. Ralph worked for 14 years at Hennepin County and 16 years for Thomson Reuters. His favorite past times were watching sports, taking walks, holding the family dog, Chewie, and tracking and analyzing sports scores. Ralph loved being kind to people and will be greatly missed by his friends and family. Survived by his wife, Lori and her children, Daniel and Elizabeth Ogden; parents, Georgene and Arnold Kramer; sister, Elayne (Alan) Engler; niece, Katie Dawn Engler; daughter, Melissa Kramer; and grandchildren, Jaxson and Luke Davis. Memorial service 6:00 p.m. Thursday, May 22, 2014 with a gathering one hour prior to service at: Washburn-McReavy.comEdina Chapel 952-920-3996 West 50th St. & Hwy 100

Published on May 21, 2014

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Ralph Marc Kramer

  • Ralph Marc Kramer

Kramer, Ralph Marc Age 63, died May 14, 2014, after a brave battle with cancer surrounded by his loving family. Ralph was an avid Gophers fan and true sports enthusiast. He loved coaching softball for Find Law and was recently hired as an usher for the Minnesota Twins. Ralph worked for 14 years at Hennepin County and 16 years for Thomson Reuters. His favorite past times were watching sports, taking walks, holding the family dog, Chewie, and tracking and analyzing sports scores. Ralph loved being kind to people and will be greatly missed by his friends and family. Survived by his wife, Lori and her children, Daniel and Elizabeth Ogden; parents, Georgene and Arnold Kramer; sister, Elayne (Alan) Engler; niece, Katie Dawn Engler; daughter, Melissa Kramer; and grandchildren, Jaxson and Luke Davis. Memorial service 6:00 p.m. Thursday, May 22, 2014 with a gathering one hour prior to service at: Washburn-McReavy.comEdina Chapel 952-920-3996 West 50th St. & Hwy 100

Published on May 21, 2014

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Martin Kvasnik

Martin Howard Kvasnik

Kvasnik, Martin Howard 12/28/1950-5/29/2012. Age 61, of New Hope. Preceded in death by parents, Rosemary Wert & Mickey Kvasnik. Survived by his loving wife, Candee; children, Steven (Staci), Stephanie (Dan) Wexler and Scott (Lindsay); grandchildren, Sydney, Sam and Ellie; sisters, Sheree Kvasnik and Lin Richman; also survived by many loving relatives & devoted friends. Funeral service WEDNESDAY (TODAY) 2 PM at BET SHALOM CONGREGATION, 13613 Orchard Rd., Mtka. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Bet Shalom Congregation or the American Cancer Society. SHIVA, Bet Shalom Congregation (Wed & Thurs 7 PM). Hodroff-Epstein 612-871-1234 hodroffepstein.com

Published on May 30, 2012

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Martin Howard Kvasnik

Kvasnik, Martin Howard 12/28/1950-5/29/2012. Age 61, of New Hope. Preceded in death by parents, Rosemary Wert & Mickey Kvasnik. Survived by his loving wife, Candee; children, Steven (Staci), Stephanie (Dan) Wexler and Scott (Lindsay); grandchildren, Sydney, Sam and Ellie; sisters, Sheree Kvasnik and Lin Richman; also survived by many loving relatives & devoted friends. Funeral service WEDNESDAY (TODAY) 2 PM at BET SHALOM CONGREGATION, 13613 Orchard Rd., Mtka. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Bet Shalom Congregation or the American Cancer Society. SHIVA, Bet Shalom Congregation (Wed & Thurs 7 PM). Hodroff-Epstein 612-871-1234 hodroffepstein.com

Published on May 30, 2012

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William (Bill) Gordon Lagerstrom

March 6th, 1950 - February 7th, 1999

Bill was the lead guitar player in our band, "The Chances R", during part of our high school years at St Louis Park. A very talented player. He's shown here (far right), when our band played on St Louis Park's "Robin Hood Day's" float, in the parking lot of "Shopper's City". 

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From Brian Wuollet on January 27th, 2018
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Denise Larson

Maiden name was Denise Larson, SLP Class of 68

Johnson, Denise C. age 64, of Chanhassen, on August 28, 2015. Preceded in death by parents, Gordon W. Larson & Florence V. (Solem) Larson. Survived by sisters, Sharon and husband Paul "Bud" Hamrick and Darelyn Larson and husband Matt Huupponen; former husband, Dennis Johnson; nieces and nephews, Jennifer Gordon, Gordon and Matthew Reuteler; other family, many, many dear friends, and beloved cat, Cleo. Thanks to the nurses and staff at N.C. Little Hospice, Edina, for their loving care. Memorial service 11 AM Saturday, Sept. 12 at Chapel Hills United Church of Christ, 6512 Vernon Ave. S., Edina. Visitation 6-8 PM Friday, Sept. 11 at Gearty-Delmore Park Chapel, 3960 Wooddale Ave. S., and 1 hour before service at church. Private interment Lakewood Cemetery.

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Maiden name was Denise Larson, SLP Class of 68

Johnson, Denise C. age 64, of Chanhassen, on August 28, 2015. Preceded in death by parents, Gordon W. Larson & Florence V. (Solem) Larson. Survived by sisters, Sharon and husband Paul "Bud" Hamrick and Darelyn Larson and husband Matt Huupponen; former husband, Dennis Johnson; nieces and nephews, Jennifer Gordon, Gordon and Matthew Reuteler; other family, many, many dear friends, and beloved cat, Cleo. Thanks to the nurses and staff at N.C. Little Hospice, Edina, for their loving care. Memorial service 11 AM Saturday, Sept. 12 at Chapel Hills United Church of Christ, 6512 Vernon Ave. S., Edina. Visitation 6-8 PM Friday, Sept. 11 at Gearty-Delmore Park Chapel, 3960 Wooddale Ave. S., and 1 hour before service at church. Private interment Lakewood Cemetery.

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From Barb McGlynn on February 14th, 2018
Image  Denise Larson Johnson, Jim Clifford gone to soon. 
 

Marcy Levin

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From Nancy Levin Golden on February 25th, 2018
Image To my precious sister.. your untimely death left a void in all of us.. your daughter, Laura, is your clone.. the definitive proof of nature vs. nurture. She’s smart, kind, beautiful and beyond hysterical.. most important, she a wonderful mother to her  three children, Alfonzo, Savon , and Mila..I hope you’re watching ... 
 

John Lobsinger

His death took place during the Tet Offensive of 1968 during the Battle of Kontum.  He was born 4-19-1949.
JOHN FORMAN LOBSINGER

 
SP4 - E4 - Army - Regular 
4th Infantry Division 

Length of service 1 years
His tour began on Aug 31, 1967
Casualty was on Jan 23, 1968
In KONTUM, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
ARTILLERY, ROCKET, or MORTAR
Body was recovered
 
Vietnam Memorial  Panel 35E - Line 16 
John Lobsinger was killed in action in January 1968.  You can view him on the Vietnam Memorial wall.  This info is from Terry Kirberger:
I met John in 7th grade at Westwood. He must have gone to Aquila grade school I’m guessing because he lived close to that school. He lived in a very nice house with a in ground pool in the back yard along with the Minnehaha creek in back of there property. The summer between 11th and 12th grade John and his father had a argument witch resulted in his dad taking John down and signing him into the Army. The last time I saw John was three months before he was killed, it was at his moms funeral . She died of breast cancer.
You will not find a picture of John in our year books because his dad always made sure he had super short hair.
John was a great guy. I miss my friend.

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His death took place during the Tet Offensive of 1968 during the Battle of Kontum.  He was born 4-19-1949.
JOHN FORMAN LOBSINGER

 
SP4 - E4 - Army - Regular 
4th Infantry Division 

Length of service 1 years
His tour began on Aug 31, 1967
Casualty was on Jan 23, 1968
In KONTUM, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
ARTILLERY, ROCKET, or MORTAR
Body was recovered
 
Vietnam Memorial  Panel 35E - Line 16 

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Anthony (Tony) Long

July 7, 1950 - January 13, 2014

 Tony A. Long
July 7, 1950 - January 13, 2013
Tony Long, 63 of Corvallis, Oregon passed away January 13, 2013. He grew up in St. Louis Park, MN. He studied graphic design at Moorhead State in MN, graduating from Oregon State University with a degree in business. Tony retired from OSU in 2013 as an Architectural Drafter.
He married his soul mate, Mary in 1989. They were best friends as well as partners in life. Tony was as artist, and he illustrated a Children's Book, "I Love You to Pieces." His interests included golf, football, baseball, travel and most of all, family.
Survivors include wife, Mary; children, Kim Thayer; Jennifer (Jeff) Wheeler; grandchildren, Tristan (Fran) Vega; Aidan; Nathan and Kaden; sister, Cindy (Rick) Pool; and one brother who resides in Colorado.
Contributions should be made to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Cancer Research.
Services will be announced at a later date. Farnstrom Mortuary is caring for the family. Please share your memories, photos and condolences at FarnstromMortuary.com.

 

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Tony Allen Long 

July 7, 1950 - January 13, 2014

 Tony A. Long
July 7, 1950 - January 13, 2013
Tony Long, 63 of Corvallis, Oregon passed away January 13, 2013. He grew up in St. Louis Park, MN. He studied graphic design at Moorhead State in MN, graduating from Oregon State University with a degree in business. Tony retired from OSU in 2013 as an Architectural Drafter.
He married his soul mate, Mary in 1989. They were best friends as well as partners in life. Tony was as artist, and he illustrated a Children's Book, "I Love You to Pieces." His interests included golf, football, baseball, travel and most of all, family.
Survivors include wife, Mary; children, Kim Thayer; Jennifer (Jeff) Wheeler; grandchildren, Tristan (Fran) Vega; Aidan; Nathan and Kaden; sister, Cindy (Rick) Pool; and one brother who resides in Colorado.
Contributions should be made to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Cancer Research.
Services will be announced at a later date. Farnstrom Mortuary is caring for the family. Please share your memories, photos and condolences at FarnstromMortuary.com.

 

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From Dave Schrupp on February 5th, 2018
Image Some fairly recent photos of Tony.  We were childhood friends and was really looking forward to seeing him at our 50th reunion.   Dave
 
From Ellen Joseph on February 5th, 2018
Image Photo provided by good friend, Dave Schrupp
 

Daniel Makepeace

Daniel Vern Makepeace

Makepeace, Daniel Vern 57 years went to be with his Lord and Saviour on 2/14/07. Our special Valentine left us to be with His Lord after a 3 ½ year battle with Scleroderma. He was our hero and fought until the end. Daniel was preceded in death by his father, Vernon A. Makepeace. He was dearly loved by family and friends. Daniel is survived by his loving daughter, Carolyn and her mother, Mary Makepeace; mother, Bernice Makepeace; sister, Rebecca Proteaux (Gregg); brother, William T. Makepeace; sister, Rochelle Stone (Charlie); nieces and nephews, Garrett and Chloe', Macall & Connor, Courtney & (Andrew). We would especially like to thank the Fairview University Drs. and Staff, U-Care, Intrepid, Fairview Hospice and ASI services for their loving care and compassion. Funeral service to be held at 2:30 PM Sunday February 18th at Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie at Shady Oak Rd & Hwy 212. Memorials preferred to the Scleroderma Foundation, Edina, MN.

Published on February 16, 2007

 

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Daniel Vern Makepeace

Makepeace, Daniel Vern 57 years went to be with his Lord and Saviour on 2/14/07. Our special Valentine left us to be with His Lord after a 3 ½ year battle with Scleroderma. He was our hero and fought until the end. Daniel was preceded in death by his father, Vernon A. Makepeace. He was dearly loved by family and friends. Daniel is survived by his loving daughter, Carolyn and her mother, Mary Makepeace; mother, Bernice Makepeace; sister, Rebecca Proteaux (Gregg); brother, William T. Makepeace; sister, Rochelle Stone (Charlie); nieces and nephews, Garrett and Chloe', Macall & Connor, Courtney & (Andrew). We would especially like to thank the Fairview University Drs. and Staff, U-Care, Intrepid, Fairview Hospice and ASI services for their loving care and compassion. Funeral service to be held at 2:30 PM Sunday February 18th at Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie at Shady Oak Rd & Hwy 212. Memorials preferred to the Scleroderma Foundation, Edina, MN.

Published on February 16, 2007

 

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From Barb McGlynn on February 13th, 2018
Image Miss your laughter.
 

Michael Mayhew

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From Barb McGlynn on March 11th, 2018
Image We all miss Mike.  In this photo Jim Cliford, Gary Loeffler,Jeff Schneider and Mike Mayhew.
 

Sam Medal

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From Judy Golden (Ogorinsky) on February 20th, 2018
Sam and I had been friends since elementary school  We shared many friendships and spent hours together singing folk songs and playing our guitars until the wee hours of the morning.   After college we both went our separate ways, but years later we were able to touch base again.  Unfortunately, Sam became ill and passed away only a few years after we began to reconnect.  He was a warm and caring individual and I cherished his friendship.  
 
From Judy Golden (Ogorinsky) on February 26th, 2018
Image Here is an old college photo of Sam, Cathy and I.
 

Roland Miles

Roland J. Miles

Miles, Roland J. age 61, of Burnsville, died March 16. Survived by loving family: daughter, Lisa Nelson (Ryan); son, Stephen Miles; mother, Elvi Miles; brothers, Larry Miles (Elizabeth), Michael Miles (Laurie Lindor); best friend, Carol Miles. Memorial service 3:00 PM Saturday, April 21 at Johnson Funeral Home (141 1st St. E.) in Waconia. Visitation one hour prior to service. Johnson Funeral Home 952.442.2121 johnsonfh.com

Published on April 15, 2012

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Roland J. Miles

Miles, Roland J. age 61, of Burnsville, died March 16. Survived by loving family: daughter, Lisa Nelson (Ryan); son, Stephen Miles; mother, Elvi Miles; brothers, Larry Miles (Elizabeth), Michael Miles (Laurie Lindor); best friend, Carol Miles. Memorial service 3:00 PM Saturday, April 21 at Johnson Funeral Home (141 1st St. E.) in Waconia. Visitation one hour prior to service. Johnson Funeral Home 952.442.2121 johnsonfh.com

Published on April 15, 2012

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Robert Murphy

Robert James Murphy

Murphy, Robert James "Jim" of St. Louis Park on May 27, 2008. Son of Mary Jane and Jeremiah Murphy; brother, Daniel Patrick and sister, Jeri. Visitation 10 AM and Mass of Christian Burial 11 AM Monday, June 2, at The Church of the Holy Family, 5900 W. Lake St, St. Louis Park. Interment Catholic Cemetery, Green Bay, WI at a later date. Memorials preferred to Jeremiah and Mary Jane Murphy Nursing Scholarship, The College of St. Scholastica, 1200 Kenwood Ave., Duluth, MN 55811-4199. GILL BROTHERS Minneapolis Chapel 612-861-6088

Published on May 29, 2008

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From Sidney Wood on February 3rd, 2018

Robert James Murphy

Murphy, Robert James "Jim" of St. Louis Park on May 27, 2008. Son of Mary Jane and Jeremiah Murphy; brother, Daniel Patrick and sister, Jeri. Visitation 10 AM and Mass of Christian Burial 11 AM Monday, June 2, at The Church of the Holy Family, 5900 W. Lake St, St. Louis Park. Interment Catholic Cemetery, Green Bay, WI at a later date. Memorials preferred to Jeremiah and Mary Jane Murphy Nursing Scholarship, The College of St. Scholastica, 1200 Kenwood Ave., Duluth, MN 55811-4199. GILL BROTHERS Minneapolis Chapel 612-861-6088

Published on May 29, 2008

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From Barb McGlynn on January 31st, 2018
Image He  had a big heart.
 
From Phil Hirsch on February 1st, 2018
For me, a friendship with Murph illustrates part of what's weird about high school - wonder if its still this way today: In high school, I was never sure if even knew my name, We'd say 'hi' sometimes in the hallway, but no more than that. Later, at one of our reunions (10th, 25th???) we connected, spent quite a long time talking and catching up. He was warm, genuine, engaging, friendly, and interested me and in sharing his story. Go figure. I'm sorry to learn of his passing.
 
From Sidney Wood on February 3rd, 2018

Robert James Murphy

Murphy, Robert James "Jim" of St. Louis Park on May 27, 2008. Son of Mary Jane and Jeremiah Murphy; brother, Daniel Patrick and sister, Jeri. Visitation 10 AM and Mass of Christian Burial 11 AM Monday, June 2, at The Church of the Holy Family, 5900 W. Lake St, St. Louis Park. Interment Catholic Cemetery, Green Bay, WI at a later date. Memorials preferred to Jeremiah and Mary Jane Murphy Nursing Scholarship, The College of St. Scholastica, 1200 Kenwood Ave., Duluth, MN 55811-4199. GILL BROTHERS Minneapolis Chapel 612-861-6088

Published on May 29, 2008

 

Larry Neitzel

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Randy Noren

Randall J. Noren  Age 63, of Lino Lakes, passed away peacefully January 31, 2014. Preceded in death by parents and uncles. Survived by loving wife, Cheryl; son, Michael (Valerie); siblings, Robert, DeeDee, Jude, Nancy, and Pat; and many other relatives and dear friends. Memorial Service 2 PM Wednesday, February 12 at ST. MARK LUTHERAN CHURCH, 1 North Road, Circle Pines. Visitation from 1-2 PM Wednesday AT THE CHURCH. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred. MUELLER-BIES 651-784-3390  Published on February 2, 2014

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Randall J. Noren  Age 63, of Lino Lakes, passed away peacefully January 31, 2014. Preceded in death by parents and uncles. Survived by loving wife, Cheryl; son, Michael (Valerie); siblings, Robert, DeeDee, Jude, Nancy, and Pat; and many other relatives and dear friends. Memorial Service 2 PM Wednesday, February 12 at ST. MARK LUTHERAN CHURCH, 1 North Road, Circle Pines. Visitation from 1-2 PM Wednesday AT THE CHURCH. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred. MUELLER-BIES 651-784-3390  Published on February 2, 2014

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Barbara Kvasnick (Nunez)

Barbara Kvasnick Nunez

Nunez, Barbara Kvasnick Age 62, of St. Louis Park, passed away April 5, 2013. Preceded in death by parents, Frances and Sherman Kvasnick. Survived by uncle, Charles Schechner; brothers, Mike Kvasnick and Mitch (Wenke) Kvasnick; nephew, Corey Kvasnick. Funeral service SUNDAY, 1:00 PM, BETH EL SYNAGOGUE, 5224 W. 26th St., St. Louis Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Frances Kvasnick Educational Fund at Beth El Synagogue. SHIVA: Beth El Synagogue (Sunday 7:00 PM). Hodroff-Epstein 612-871-1234 hodroffepstein.com

Published on April 6, 2013

 

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Barbara Kvasnick Nunez

Nunez, Barbara Kvasnick Age 62, of St. Louis Park, passed away April 5, 2013. Preceded in death by parents, Frances and Sherman Kvasnick. Survived by uncle, Charles Schechner; brothers, Mike Kvasnick and Mitch (Wenke) Kvasnick; nephew, Corey Kvasnick. Funeral service SUNDAY, 1:00 PM, BETH EL SYNAGOGUE, 5224 W. 26th St., St. Louis Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Frances Kvasnick Educational Fund at Beth El Synagogue. SHIVA: Beth El Synagogue (Sunday 7:00 PM). Hodroff-Epstein 612-871-1234 hodroffepstein.com

Published on April 6, 2013

 

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From Judy Golden (Ogorinsky) on February 20th, 2018
 Barbara Kvasnick was called 'Boko' or just 'Bok' for short by all her close friends.  The name stuck after she had signed one of her psychedelic and Jimmy Hendrix inspired paintings from Ms. Neimes' high school art class with her initials – B.K. and had drawn round circles instead of periods after the initials.
From high school until her death in 2013, Barb lived the life of an artist.  Her home, surrounded with artwork and pieces she had collected from her many travels and friends, was also her studio.  She was an extraordinary individual - full of talent and emotion and a very close friend throughout my life.   
Judy Golden (Ogorinsky)
 
From Judy Golden (Ogorinsky) on February 26th, 2018
Image .This is my favorite picture of Barb.  
 
From Judy Golden (Ogorinsky) on February 26th, 2018
Image One of my favorites amongst Barb's many beautiful paintings.
 

William Olander

William Olander, 38, Art Curator, Is Dead

Published: March 21, 1989

 

William R. Olander, the senior curator at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York City, died of AIDS Saturday in Minneapolis. He was 38 years old.

Mr. Olander lived in New York but had returned to Minneapolis, his native city, to be with his family.

Since his arrival at the New Museum in 1985, Mr. Olander had been very much involved with video and performance art and with the theoretical issues and language of post-modernism.

Mr. Olander's 1986 exhibition ''Homovideo: Where We are Now'' included several videos responding to AIDS. In 1987, at his invitation, the group Act Up (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) presented an installation, in the museum's window on Broadway near Prince Street, juxtaposing information and statistics on AIDS with apparently indifferent, callous or manipulative responses to AIDS from national figures.

Mr. Olander received a Ph.D. in art history in 1983 from the New York University Institute of Fine Arts. In 1983 and 1984 he was acting director of the Allen Art Museum of Oberlin College, where he had been curator of modern art since 1979.

His longtime companion was Christopher Cox.

Mr. Olander is survived by his mother, Isabelle, of Minneapolis; a brother, Robert, and four sisters, Janet, Cathy, Pamela and Sheri.

 

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William Olander, 38, Art Curator, Is Dead

Published: March 21, 1989

 

William R. Olander, the senior curator at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York City, died of AIDS Saturday in Minneapolis. He was 38 years old.

Mr. Olander lived in New York but had returned to Minneapolis, his native city, to be with his family.

Since his arrival at the New Museum in 1985, Mr. Olander had been very much involved with video and performance art and with the theoretical issues and language of post-modernism.

Mr. Olander's 1986 exhibition ''Homovideo: Where We are Now'' included several videos responding to AIDS. In 1987, at his invitation, the group Act Up (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) presented an installation, in the museum's window on Broadway near Prince Street, juxtaposing information and statistics on AIDS with apparently indifferent, callous or manipulative responses to AIDS from national figures.

Mr. Olander received a Ph.D. in art history in 1983 from the New York University Institute of Fine Arts. In 1983 and 1984 he was acting director of the Allen Art Museum of Oberlin College, where he had been curator of modern art since 1979.

His longtime companion was Christopher Cox.

Mr. Olander is survived by his mother, Isabelle, of Minneapolis; a brother, Robert, and four sisters, Janet, Cathy, Pamela and Sheri.

 

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From Judy Golden (Ogorinsky) on February 20th, 2018
Bill Olander taught me how to draw faces with oval-shaped heads in kindergarten.  My family had moved to St. Louis Park from the Northside of Minneapolis and he was the first friend I made at my new school-Elliot Elementary on Cedar Lake Road.  We continued to be close friends throughout the years sharing together our love of art.  After high school I lost touch with Bill and only recently was able to find this article about him on the internet.  He was a talented individual with an exceptional sense of humor.  I will always remember him with a smile.  

William Olander is probably best remembered for his activist work within the art world, particularly for his invitation to the collectivist organization ACT UP/NY (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power, New York) to fill the main show window of the New Museum's building at 583 Broadway. Unveiled on November 20, 1987, the landmark installation is known as "Let the Record Show…," after Olander's statement in the accompanying brochure: "Let the record show that there are many in the community of art and artists who chose not to be silent in the 1980s." The display incorporated a bold neon sign stating "SILENCE = DEATH," which brought the group's slogan to a wider public awareness.

 
 
From Judy Golden (Ogorinsky) on February 27th, 2018
Image A photo of Bill.
 
From Judy Golden (Ogorinsky) on February 27th, 2018
Image Bill's words immortalized in a tapestry at the New Museum's building on Broadway.  "Let the records show that there are many in the community of art and artists who choose not to be silent in the 1980s." 
 
From Judy Golden (Ogorinsky) on February 27th, 2018
Image LET THE RECORD SHOW was one of the first major art world responses to the AIDS crisis and was organized by curator William Olander with ACT-UP.  The show takes the form of an installation on Broadway that includes the iconic graphic SILENCE=DEATH as a neon sign.
 

Tom Palen

Thomas W. Palen

Palen, Thomas W. age 63. Born Jan. 23, 1950. Tom left us the morning of Nov. 21, 2013 in Phoenix, AZ after a few years of lung problems. It breaks our hearts to say goodbye, while the memories will carry us forward. We are grateful we had over 200 years with Tom, our father Lester and mother Virginia. Tom always wanted to be organized with his appearance and during his working and painting days. Tom had time to make people feel special and cared about friends. Susan and Judy (sisters), Joe (brother), Jason (son), Ashley (daughter) and Tom’s nieces & nephews invite you to share in a celebration of Tom’s life on Thurs., Jan. 9, beginning 5 PM, with sharing, prayer & music around 6 PM with food & bev. to follow at the Spirit of St. Stephen’s Faith Comm., 2201 1st Ave S., Mpls. (Franklin/Nicollet).

Published on January 5, 2014

 

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Thomas W. Palen

Palen, Thomas W. age 63. Born Jan. 23, 1950. Tom left us the morning of Nov. 21, 2013 in Phoenix, AZ after a few years of lung problems. It breaks our hearts to say goodbye, while the memories will carry us forward. We are grateful we had over 200 years with Tom, our father Lester and mother Virginia. Tom always wanted to be organized with his appearance and during his working and painting days. Tom had time to make people feel special and cared about friends. Susan and Judy (sisters), Joe (brother), Jason (son), Ashley (daughter) and Tom’s nieces & nephews invite you to share in a celebration of Tom’s life on Thurs., Jan. 9, beginning 5 PM, with sharing, prayer & music around 6 PM with food & bev. to follow at the Spirit of St. Stephen’s Faith Comm., 2201 1st Ave S., Mpls. (Franklin/Nicollet).

Published on January 5, 2014

 

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From Barb McGlynn on February 2nd, 2018
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From Barb McGlynn on February 4th, 2018
Image Tom was with his daughter and mine in this photo.
 
From Barb McGlynn on February 14th, 2018
Image We all loved him but he could drive you nuts most of the time, He only heard what he wanted too. He was our chaty kathy!
 

Richard Pavey

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Robert Percival

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From scott mitchell on April 8th, 2018
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I met Bob in about 3rd grade at Holy Family,
we went to seperate junior highs, then met up with the whole Holy Family gang in Senior High, used to walk to Bob's house in fourth grade, in high school we got together a lot, concert's, car's. We all miss you Percy
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Steven Plath

Submitted by Sid Wood:

 He died during a highly publicized and brief attack (1 hour) in the early morning hours of March 28, 1971. 
 
 
1/46th Inf, 198th/196th Bde. Americal "The Professionals"
POSTED ON 3/2/01 - BY VETERANS, 1ST BN. 46TH INF. 198/196 BDES. AMERICAL
Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop that steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-laden bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

Steven Dale Plath was a member of Charlie Company, First Battalion, 46th Infantry, 196th Light Infantry Brigade, Americal Division. He is honored here by the veterans of 1/46th. 

"The Professionals," of 1/46 came in-country via the USS Upshur on October 4, 1967 as part of the 198th Light Infantry Brigade. The 198th became part of the Americal Division. After one month of orientation at Duc Pho, the battalion was deployed north of Chu Lai and patrolled from Hill 54, Hill 69, LZ Young and LZ Baldy in Quang Tin Province. In March of 1969, the battalion moved to LZ Professional, in the mountains southwest of Tien Phuoc, Quang Tin Province, to relieve a battered 1/52 Infantry of the 198th. In July of 1969, 1/46, which had been operating under operational control of the 196th LIB of the Americal, became a permanent member of that brigade. The battalion operated from LZ Professional until August of 1970. In February of 1970, the battalion established a temporary firebase at LZ Mary Ann, at a remote mountain site near Hau Duc, Quang Tin Province. The battalion returned to Mary Ann in the summer of 1970 and operated from there and LZ Young, which was between Tien Phuoc and Tam Ky, during 1970 and 1971. The battalion left Mary Ann in April of 1971 when the Americal Division was deactivated and the 196th Brigade reverted to its status as an independent brigade and deployed at Danang, to provide security for the port. In June, 1972, 1/46 left Vietnam. Of the names on this wall, 233 of them, close to half the battalion's actual field strength at any given time in Vietnam, were members of 1/46, or died while deployed with us.

 
To find out more, follow the two links or google Fire Support Base Mary Ann.  

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From Scott Smith on February 1st, 2018
Image I knew Steve from 10h grade gym.   He was a quiet staightforward guy.  I was shocked to learn of his death in Vietnam.  A life cut too short.
 

Richard Slice

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From Dave Wiest on February 7th, 2018
Dick was one of the Oak Hill neighborhood kids.  He lost his father quite early and I think that along with being a type 1 diabetic is why he got into some of the things he did.  He became the President of the BPM's a notorious MC club.  He was a small guy and it struck me funny when I saw him at Wagner's on his bike wearing his colors.  I tought it was a joke but Dick straightened me out, it was no joke. The last time I saw Steve Donahue, at his fundraiser, we talked about Dick for awhile. He was only the second guy I knew that was a type 1 diabetic.  Before dieing at a young age he lived his life te wway he wanted to.
 
From David ralls on March 16th, 2018
Dick and I were in Boy Scouts together.  He was brought by his neighbors Rocky and Gary.  Dick was an instant hit and leader.  He dealt with his diabetes took care of his shots and insulin and wouldn't let it stand in his way.  He was always very loud, positive, and unafraid.  Dick once told me that with what he had dealt with all his life there was nothing in the woods that would scare him.  I am proud to have had my life influenced by knowing Dick Slice.
 

Norman Solle

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From Sidney Wood on February 3rd, 2018

Solle, Norman G. Age 60, formerly of St. Louis Park, MN, passed away at his home in So. Lake Tahoe, CA. Preceded in death by parents, Pearl and Ben, niece, Michelle and great niece, Grace. Norm loved the Lake, the outdoors and wildlife. He is survived by sister, Beth Solle and brother, Jeff (Micki) Solle; niece, Jennifer (Jeff) Lewin; nephew, Craig (Angie) Solle, and great nieces and nephews, Max, Simon and Devra Lewin, and Noah and Jake Solle; aunt, Sandy Lehrman, uncle, Mitch Sobo; many cousins and friends. Services were held at Lake Tahoe. Memorials preferred to Michelle Solle Herzl Scholarship Fund @ herzlcamp.org.

Published on June 13, 2010

 

Gregg Strohmeier

May 8th, 1950 - July 30th, 2015

Gregg was a friend, neighbor, and classmate of mine since the late 1950's.

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From Brian Wuollet on January 27th, 2018
Image Gregg and his family, are shown here in their 2012 Christmas card he sent me.
 
From Phil Hirsch on February 1st, 2018
My clearest memory of Gregg is this: He had an uncanny ability to wait until Merv Lysing wasn't looking and then issue a huge bleat from his tuba - something that Merv hated.

Poor Merv would spin around, only to see three tuba players, looking angelic. He knew exactly who had done it, but couldn't say a word 'cause he didn't see it. I'm sorry to learn of Greggs. passing.
 
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Gregg Strohmeier

Strohmeier, Gregg age 65, of Bloomington, passed away July 30, 2015. Celebration of life Thurs. 3PM at Westwood Chuch, 9001 Cedar Lake Rd., St. Louis Park. Cremation Society of MN

Published on August 5, 2015

 
From Ed Fortier on April 1st, 2018
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To know Gregg was to like Gregg. Outgoing, smart, sociable, funny...this could go on and on. Gregg and I go back to the pre-K days, about 1954. He was the kid who made faces at me in the 1st grade as his class would walk past my room drawing looks of disapproval from Miss Connors. The fun went on the rest of our school days and through our adult life. Our pre-marching band parties, his garage band parties, Super-Bees, motorcycle speed runs, my inflight pilot training in his plane so he could take a quick nap, many Viking games, boating, assembling the "Husky Lumber Jacks" (complete with song) to cut down a menacing tree at his cabin on Lake Kego, our family parties celebrating anything...like I said, this really could go on and on. To know Gregg was to like Gregg. He was my confidante, my buddy. ...my life long friend and I miss him...   

--Ed Fortier--

 

Jay Sudit

Jay Allen Sudit

Sudit, Jay Allen Age 58, of Pacific Palisades, CA. Preceded in death by parents, Gerald and Toba Sudit. Survived by sisters and brothers-in law, Penny and Art Glassman and Sheila and Eldon Bontreger; and nieces, Sara and Devra Glassman; caring relatives and friends. Funeral service Thursday, March 5th at 2:30 p.m., UNITED HEBREW BROTHERHOOD CEMETERY, 70 1/2 & Thomas Ave S., Richfield. Memorials are preferred to Beth El Synagogue Aleph Pre-School or donor's favorite charity. SHIVA, 200 Rhode Island Ave S., Golden Valley, Thursday and Sunday 7:00, gathering of friends Saturday evening after 7:00. Hodroff-Epstein 612-871-1234 hodroffepstein.com

Published on March 4, 2009

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Jay Allen Sudit

Sudit, Jay Allen Age 58, of Pacific Palisades, CA. Preceded in death by parents, Gerald and Toba Sudit. Survived by sisters and brothers-in law, Penny and Art Glassman and Sheila and Eldon Bontreger; and nieces, Sara and Devra Glassman; caring relatives and friends. Funeral service Thursday, March 5th at 2:30 p.m., UNITED HEBREW BROTHERHOOD CEMETERY, 70 1/2 & Thomas Ave S., Richfield. Memorials are preferred to Beth El Synagogue Aleph Pre-School or donor's favorite charity. SHIVA, 200 Rhode Island Ave S., Golden Valley, Thursday and Sunday 7:00, gathering of friends Saturday evening after 7:00. Hodroff-Epstein 612-871-1234 hodroffepstein.com

Published on March 4, 2009

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Jay Allen Sudit

Sudit, Jay Allen Age 58, of Pacific Palisades, CA. Preceded in death by parents, Gerald and Toba Sudit. Survived by sisters and brothers-in law, Penny and Art Glassman and Sheila and Eldon Bontreger; and nieces, Sara and Devra Glassman; caring relatives and friends. Funeral service Thursday, March 5th at 2:30 p.m., UNITED HEBREW BROTHERHOOD CEMETERY, 70 1/2 & Thomas Ave S., Richfield. Memorials are preferred to Beth El Synagogue Aleph Pre-School or donor's favorite charity. SHIVA, 200 Rhode Island Ave S., Golden Valley, Thursday and Sunday 7:00, gathering of friends Saturday evening after 7:00. Hodroff-Epstein 612-871-1234 hodroffepstein.com

Published on March 4, 2009

 
From Sidney Wood on February 3rd, 2018
Met Jay in 1st grade and we sat across the aisle from each other. For some reason we thought it was fun to lean over and hit heads! Not sure if that was the reason our teacher left the room crying one day. Could have been part of the problem. Jay invited me to his birthday party. Great guy. 
 

Janet Tollefsrud

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From Marcia (Hanson) McEachran on February 19th, 2018
Jan and I met at church. She went to Central and I went to Westwood. We became good friends throughout highschool. She was great fun and had a terrific laugh. We lost touch after highschool but I heard she died of breast cancer when she was only in her 40s. Her married name was Tarbutton I believe. I think she had 2 daughters. Rest in peace dear Jan
 

Catherine Zakes (Tonn)

Catherine A. (Zakes) Tonn

Tonn, Catherine A. (Zakes) age 66, a new resident of Buffalo,MN and formerly of Rockford, passed away in her sleep on Sunday, December 11, 2016. Catherine was raised on Crooked Lake until her family moved to St. Louis Park, where she graduated from St. Louis Park High School. She then attended and graduated college from Mankato State University. Her love of canines can easily be seen in a list of previous and current golden retrievers and the loving care she gave eight foster puppies. Cathy enjoyed traveling to the North Shore and collecting agates on the beach with her family. Cathy is survived by her husband, Bill; son, Brad; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Gloria and Joseph Zakes. A celebration of life service for Cathy Tonn to be planned for a later date. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Retrieve A Golden of Minnesota, 5800 Baker Road, Suite 120, Minnetonka, MN 55345. Serving the family is The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo.

Published on December 18, 2016

 

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Catherine A. (Zakes) Tonn

Tonn, Catherine A. (Zakes) age 66, a new resident of Buffalo,MN and formerly of Rockford, passed away in her sleep on Sunday, December 11, 2016. Catherine was raised on Crooked Lake until her family moved to St. Louis Park, where she graduated from St. Louis Park High School. She then attended and graduated college from Mankato State University. Her love of canines can easily be seen in a list of previous and current golden retrievers and the loving care she gave eight foster puppies. Cathy enjoyed traveling to the North Shore and collecting agates on the beach with her family. Cathy is survived by her husband, Bill; son, Brad; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Gloria and Joseph Zakes. A celebration of life service for Cathy Tonn to be planned for a later date. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Retrieve A Golden of Minnesota, 5800 Baker Road, Suite 120, Minnetonka, MN 55345. Serving the family is The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo.

Published on December 18, 2016

 

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Steven Weisman

Steven Allan Weisman

Weisman, Steven Allan Age 59. Died peacefully surrounded by family and friends on Monday, January 18th. Preceded in death by parents, Sylvia & Irving Weisman and father-in-law, David LaVine. Survived by wife and best friend, Lisa and the lights of his life son, Jess and daughter, Allison. Also survived by brother, Ronnie, sister, Risa, mother-in-law, Betty LaVine, sisters-in-law, Cathy Fuller (Marc) and Karen LaVine and nephews, Grant and Wayne and niece, Marit. Words cannot adequately describe Steve. Frequently described as "larger than life" and self monikered the "king of fun," Steve was truly "one-of-a-kind." To meet him was to remember him. Steve was a master at finding the humor in every situation and turning the mundane into hilarious comedy. He could make anyone laugh and made everyone feel good. In his short lifetime, Steve left a huge footprint. He was a loving and generous husband and father, loyal and caring friend as well as a successful businessman. His life was rich with accomplishments of the most important kind. He was loved by many and will be missed deeply. Funeral service THURSDAY 2 PM at TEMPLE ISRAEL, 2324 Emerson Ave. S., Mpls. Memorials may be directed to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Hopkins Education Foundation or Mayo Clinic Foundation. SHIVA, Temple Israel (Thurs & Sat 7 PM). Hodroff-Epstein 612-871-1234 hodroffepstein.com

Published on January 20, 2010

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Steven Allan Weisman

Weisman, Steven Allan Age 59. Died peacefully surrounded by family and friends on Monday, January 18th. Preceded in death by parents, Sylvia & Irving Weisman and father-in-law, David LaVine. Survived by wife and best friend, Lisa and the lights of his life son, Jess and daughter, Allison. Also survived by brother, Ronnie, sister, Risa, mother-in-law, Betty LaVine, sisters-in-law, Cathy Fuller (Marc) and Karen LaVine and nephews, Grant and Wayne and niece, Marit. Words cannot adequately describe Steve. Frequently described as "larger than life" and self monikered the "king of fun," Steve was truly "one-of-a-kind." To meet him was to remember him. Steve was a master at finding the humor in every situation and turning the mundane into hilarious comedy. He could make anyone laugh and made everyone feel good. In his short lifetime, Steve left a huge footprint. He was a loving and generous husband and father, loyal and caring friend as well as a successful businessman. His life was rich with accomplishments of the most important kind. He was loved by many and will be missed deeply. Funeral service THURSDAY 2 PM at TEMPLE ISRAEL, 2324 Emerson Ave. S., Mpls. Memorials may be directed to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Hopkins Education Foundation or Mayo Clinic Foundation. SHIVA, Temple Israel (Thurs & Sat 7 PM). Hodroff-Epstein 612-871-1234 hodroffepstein.com

Published on January 20, 2010

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From Ellen Joseph on January 28th, 2018
Steve was one of my best friends, starting in grade school at Fern Hill, up until the day we lost him.  What a guy.  
I remember how he got me busted in 3rd grade...Miss Kjos's class...me?  Busted by bad behavior?  He did it by bouncing a pencil on the floor by the eraser and then happily blaming it on me.
 
From Barb McGlynn on February 3rd, 2018
When he passed it was a big shock for everyone.  I heard he just had a full check up before he died. I don't trust doctors any longer. Always get a second opinon. That saved my life. Love to all
 
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Steve Weisman

Weisman, Steve age 59, of Minnetonka. Funeral service THURSDAY 2 PM, TEMPLE ISRAEL, 2324 Emerson Ave. S., Minneapolis. Complete notice to follow. Hodroff-Epstein 612-871-1234

Published on January 19, 2010

 

Chuck Wilson

Charles 'Chuck' Wilson

Wilson, Charles "Chuck" passed away Friday, January 12, 2018 at the age of 67, at his home in Plymouth, MN. Chuck is survived by his wife, Mary; children, Kathy (Daniel) Erickson and Kris (David) Hanten; grandchildren, Kimberly and Rebecca Erickson, Jack, Greta and Nick Hanten. A graduate of St. Louis Park HS. He was a hard worker from the earliest age, starting at age 11 as a newspaper carrier, and working in the printing trades until forging his own successful contracting business. A kind and giving man, Chuck was willing to help anyone with anything they needed. He will be missed by all who knew him. An open house is scheduled for Thursday January 18th from 4-6pm at the Gearty-Delmore Funeral Chapel, 15800 37th Ave North, Plymouth. A memorial service will follow at 6pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Gearty-Delmore 763-553-1411 gearty-Delmore.com

Published on January 15, 2018

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Charles 'Chuck' Wilson


Wilson, Charles "Chuck" passed away Friday, January 12, 2018 at the age of 67, at his home in Plymouth, MN. Chuck is survived by his wife, Mary; children, Kathy (Daniel) Erickson and Kris (David) Hanten; grandchildren, Kimberly and Rebecca Erickson, Jack, Greta and Nick Hanten. A graduate of St. Louis Park HS. He was a hard worker from the earliest age, starting at age 11 as a newspaper carrier, and working in the printing trades until forging his own successful contracting business. A kind and giving man, Chuck was willing to help anyone with anything they needed. He will be missed by all who knew him. An open house is scheduled for Thursday January 18th from 4-6pm at the Gearty-Delmore Funeral Chapel, 15800 37th Ave North, Plymouth. A memorial service will follow at 6pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Gearty-Delmore 763-553-1411 gearty-Delmore.com



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Charles 'Chuck' Wilson

  • Charles 'Chuck' Wilson

 

Wilson, Charles "Chuck" passed away Friday, January 12, 2018 at the age of 67, at his home in Plymouth, MN. Chuck is survived by his wife, Mary; children, Kathy (Daniel) Erickson and Kris (David) Hanten; grandchildren, Kimberly and Rebecca Erickson, Jack, Greta and Nick Hanten. A graduate of St. Louis Park HS. He was a hard worker from the earliest age, starting at age 11 as a newspaper carrier, and working in the printing trades until forging his own successful contracting business. A kind and giving man, Chuck was willing to help anyone with anything they needed. He will be missed by all who knew him. An open house is scheduled for Thursday January 18th from 4-6pm at the Gearty-Delmore Funeral Chapel, 15800 37th Ave North, Plymouth. A memorial service will follow at 6pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Gearty-Delmore 763-553-1411 gearty-Delmore.com

 

Published on January 15, 2018