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Don't grieve for me, for now I'm Free. - I'm following the path God laid for me.

I went to Him when I heard Him call. - I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day - To eat, to run, to work or play.

Tasks left undone must stay that way. - I simply had to go away.

If my parting has left a void, - Then fill it with remembered joy.

A friendship shared, a walk, a kiss. - Ah yes, these things I, too, will miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow. - I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.

My life's been full, I savored much. - Good friends, good times, my master's touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief. - Don't lengthen it now with undo grief.

Lift up your heart and share with me.

God wanted me now. He set me Free!
IN MEMORY OF...............

Laura Virginia McLane, 4-23-18 to 2-27-09 of Willmar and Deerwood MN - most cherished mother of daughters, Patricia Younkin, Fridley, Lynae Grossman, Lakeville, Vonny Pingry, Lakeville; & son, Gerald McLane, Deerwood. Preceded in death by husband, Robert. Survived by 9 grandchildren & 9 great-grandchildren. She raised 4 children while working as a nurse and then as a Hennepin County Deputy while her husband Robert was Hennepin Co. Undersheriff. Her full life was lived with a most happy energetic spirit. All who came in contact with her remember her for her dry witty remarks and gentle sweetness. She passed as she lived with grace, humor, and a deep love and devotion for her family. Thank you dear God for her life, her love, and her beautiful example. Services Friday, March 13, 2009 at Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church at 2 PM. Memorials to family. A garden bench will be purchased in her memory to celebrate her love of nature & gardening.
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Mary L. Burnham, age 95, of northeast Minneapolis. Preceded by husband, Edwin L. Burnham; and son, Vernon Jedlenski. Survived by grandchildren, Robert and Greg (Patty) Jedlenski, Mary and Terry Brekke, and Audrey Gay; step-son, Richard (Dolores) Burnham. Funeral services at KOZLAK-RADULOVICH CHAPEL, 1918 University Avenue N.E. December 23, 2008 at 11 AM with visitation one hour prior. Interment Hillside Cemetery. KOZLAK-RADULOVICH CHAPEL "A Celebration of Life" 612-789-8869.

A great lady of ninety five years has passed away. Mary Burnham was the grandmother of one of the developmentally disabled adults that lived in the group home where I worked from February 2004 until September 2006. She passed away this past weekend as the result of a stroke suffered a week earlier. What a great lady she was.

Even though she was legally blind,this feisty lady lived alone in an assisted living care center in northeast Minneapolis until about a year ago. When I worked at the group home, I ensured that her grandson got up to see her every Sunday and they attended church together. Occasionally, I and all of the other three group home residents would stay and have Sunday dinner with Mary after church.

She was a wonderful, wonderful person. I'm glad I knew her for as long as I did.
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Bernard (Steve) Cannon, age 81, died peacefully at home on April 6, 2009. Son of Norman and Mary, Steve is survived by wife, Lorraine; son, Bart; daughter, Lynn; daughter-in-law, Marion Greene; granddaughters, Ellie and Mia Cannon; brothers, Don (and wife Robyn) and Harold (and wife Margarita); nieces and nephew, Sara, Denise and Peter; granddog, Duke; cousins and many friends. Steve served in the U.S. Navy and graduated from the U of M.

The family offers special thanks to Fairview Hospice for their excellent and compassionate care. At Steve's request, there will be no public service. Family and friends will be notified of a memorial gathering at a later date. Family prefers memorials to donor's choice of charity.

To see my Tribute To Steve Cannon, please CLICK HERE.
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Robert Salitros, of Mora, formerly of Minneapolis, passed away on Saturday, May 30, 2009 at his home in rural Mora.  He was 63 years old.

Robert G. “Bob” Salitros, age 63, passed away peacefully in his sleep on the early morning of May 30 after an inspirational fight with cancer.  Bob’s wife Darlene and his sister-in-law Linda Peterson were with him when he peacefully left this world. Bob was surrounded and supported by the people he loved during his last year; he was very passionate about how important everyone was in his life.

Bob retired in 1997 from the Hennepin County Sheriff's Department after 28 years of service as a Sheriff's Deputy and Sheriff's Detective. Bob was an entrepreneur most of his life and was always willing to work hard and make sacrifices to support his family. He was a lifetime member of the Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association.

Bob’s passions include his wife’s cooking, fishing with his sons, boating, and always looking for a new car.  Bob loved for things to be clean and neat, his enthusiasm for his lawn, clean windows, and a clean car were the same things that made him special to the people around him.

Bob had many special people in his life; he most cherished the ones that he could help guide with advice when they needed support.  His own children have had the benefit of his counsel and will miss his guiding light.  Bob left the world a better place with the influence and impact he had on the special people in his life.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents George and Louise Salitros.  He leaves behind his loving wife Darlene of Mora; sons David (Kim) of Sauk Rapids, Daniel (Kim) of Isanti; brother, Gerald of Golden Valley; sisters, Betty (Fred) Wresh of Surprise AZ, Janette (Leroy) Bursey of Phoenix AZ, Sandra Einck of Naples Florida, and Linda (Steve) Peterson of International Falls MN; numerous nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service was held on Monday, June 15th at 11:00 A.M. at Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora. Visitation was 2 hours prior to the service on Monday at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to a charity of choice.

I met Bob during my employment with the Hennepin County Sheriff's Department where we were both deputy sheriffs. He was a really nice, quiet sort of guy who took pride in everything that he did.

My personal sympathies to his entire family over their great loss of a truly wonderful person.
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Paul Adrian Boesen, 63, of Plymouth, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, gave up his courageous battle with cancer on June 8, 2009. He is survived by his loving wife, Kathy, of 41 years, son Chad (Emily), and daughters Rebecca (Tom) Anderson, and Heidi; granddaughter, Laura; brothers Bill (Deanne), Peter (Marcia), David (Pam), Bob (Simone), Mark (Mona) and sister Cecilia.  Paul was a Robbinsdale Policeman, a retired Hennepin County Deputy Sheriff and a Court Security Officer for the United States Marshall Service. Many thanks to the doctors and staff at the Hubert H. Humphrey Cancer Center and North Hospice, especially Mary and Angie. Thanks to the many friends and family who supported us during Paul’s journey through cancer. Celebration of Paul’s life was held Monday, June 15, 2009 at 3:00 PM with visitation 2 hours prior to service at Valley of Peace Lutheran Church 4735 Bassett Creek Drive Golden Valley 55422. Private internment at Fort Snelling. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Valley of Peace Lutheran Church. 

Paul Boesen was one of the greatest people that I have ever known. I first met him when he became a Police Dispatcher for the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office. He had the quickest wit of anyone that you will ever meet in your lifetime. When Paul was working, socializing or doing anything else, there was always a sense of humor, tempered with some reality, in the air. I can't begin to count the number of times that I was brought to tears of laughter from some of the 'off the wall' things that would just pop into his mind and out of his mouth.

The fact that I never heard, from anyone, anything negative about Paul, speaks volumes to us all just what a truly great person he was and how we all should live our lives to the fullest. The uncountable number of totally fun and enjoyable shifts that we, and others, all enjoyed together while dispatchers for the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office are memories that I'll never forget. Quite often I hear something or see something that vividly reminds me of many, many of the great, and fun, times that we had together.

My great friend, Paul, you taught us all how to live enjoyable, bountiful and fun-filled lives. Equally important is how much you taught us to accept whatever challenges life gives us. Most important, though, is the honor of having your love, friendship and support and being able to remember you as a true and sincere friend.

May the Lord keep you in the grace of your arms and protect your from any more pain and suffering.

Love and sympathy to your lovely and charming wife, Kathy, and to the rest of your family, over their great loss.
Hello Dick, you are doing a GREAT  JOB
on those  funeral Websites !! 
Hope all is well with you !!
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Michael P. Calistro, former Hennepin County Deputy Sheriff and Minneapolis Police Officer, age 61, of Coon Rapids, on June 14, 2009. In addition to his wife, Carol, and daughter Gina, Calistro is survived by another daughter, Angie Haglund of Coon Rapids; a stepsister, Kathleen Fullwider of Fridley, and two grandchildren.

Mike graduated from Edison High School and served as a Navy corpsman during the Vietnam War, his daughter, Gina. said. After the war, he worked briefly for the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office before joining the Minneapolis Police Department, where he gained respect for going beyond the call of duty, those who knew him said.

"He had a good sense for police work, what to look for and what to do," said Calistro's longtime patrol partner, Cliff Johnson. "He was a very colorful and exciting person who loved people." "Wherever he went, he jumped in with both feet," said retired Minneapolis police officer Tim Prill. "Whatever he did, he left a legacy of good."

Known for his sense of humor, Calistro made the emergency response unit's annual training trips to Fort Ripley, Minn., an "experience to remember," said Minneapolis Police Chief Tim Dolan. "Mike brought us back to reality base."

He was a founding member of the emergency response unit, an officer in the 4th and 5th precincts and a member of the narcotics unit, and most recently worked in the crime lab.

He was especially proud of his work as a Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) officer in Minneapolis schools, said his daughter.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, St. Anthony and Stinson Blvds. , St. Anthony. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday with a celebration of life and reflection time at 7 p.m. Sunday at Billman-Hunt Funeral Home, 2701 Central Av. NE., Minneapolis and one hour before services at the church. Interment Sunset Memorial Park.
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Leonard H. Barthol, age 84, of Osakis, formerly of St. Paul, passed away peacefully November 11, 2008. Worked as a fire fighter at the MSP Airport for many years. Preceded in death by wife of 49 years, Martha; brother, Irvin. Survived by children, Barbara (Bill) Vander May, Michael (Teresa), Pattie (Dave) Hanson, John, Mary Schuveiller and Paul; 11 grandchildren; 5 great- grandchildren; sister, Ruth Wolf; loving partner & caregiver of 11 years, Helen Moe; many other relatives and friends. Memorial service 3 PM Sunday, Nov. 16 at Cremation Society of MN Chapel, 7110 France Ave. S., Edina (952-924-4100), with visitation one hour prior.

Way back in the mid 1960's is when I first met Lenny. I was on active duty for the Air Force Reserve as a Fire/Crash/Rescue Specialist and was assigned to serve out my remaining active duty time at the MAC Fire Station on the east side of the airfield as MSP airport. As I recall, Lenny was a Fire Motor Operator (fire truck driver) for the MAC Fire Department. For whatever reason, I can clearly picture in my mind exactly how Lenny looked, I can clearly hear his voice and remember his personable, calm demeanor. He was a joy to work with and I'm glad that I had the opportunity to meet, know and work with him.
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Earl P. Schmidt, Age 79 of Cologne. Survived by his loving family, wife, Marville; children, John (Patty) Schmidt, Nancy (Alan) Buckentine; grandchildren, Adam Buckentine and special friend Corie Korin, Heidi Buckentine and special friend Phil Pieper. Funeral Service Sunday, December 14, 2008 at 1:30 PM at Zion Lutheran Church in Benton Twp. Cologne with visitation held Saturday 3-8 PM at the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia (952) 442-2121 and also 1 hour prior to the service at church. Prayer service 7:30 P.M. Saturday evening. Interment is at Zion Lutheran Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred.

I met Earl when I was working at radio station KCHK in New Prague (Minnesota) back in 2002 to 2004. He would call me periodically while I was 'doing my radio show' and he was an interesting person to talk with. During one of our many conversations, we discovered that we lived only a few miles apart on 134th Street just outside of Cologne.

I considered it a true honor when I met Earl in person for the first time when he attended one of my three 'DELTA DICK' LISTENER APPRECIATION GET TOGETHERS' at Shep's Place in Cologne. My sympathy to Earl's family.
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Haugen, Marlon Oscar "MOH" age 80, of Shorewood, died November 5, 2008. Preceded in death by his son, Jon Haugen; parents, Julia and Elmer Haugen and sister, Corrine Dimmel. Survived by his wife, Janice C. Henke Haugen; children, Kristin, Mark and Maren Haugen, Toni Plante and husband Al, Tom Henke and wife Nancy, Tracy Stefan and husband Mike; daughter- in-law, Darla Haugen; 16 grand- children. Marlon practiced law in Wayzata for 46 years. A service celebrating MOH's life was held at 11 AM Monday, November 10, 2008 at The Episcopal Church of St. Edward, 865 N. Ferndale Rd., Wayzata. Visitation Sunday 4-6 PM at David Lee Funeral Home, 1220 E. Wayzata Blvd., Wayzata and one hour prior to the service at church. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. David Lee Funeral Home Wayzata 952-473-5577 had charge of the funeral arrangements.

Marlon Haugen was an attorney from Wayzata that my father used many times for a variety of legal affairs. I got to know Marlon when he and his fellow lawyers, Allan Quello and Gary Phleger, were the 'contract attorneys' for the City of Maple Plain when I began my career there in law enforcement. In the early 1980's when I had my Security Company offices in the Twelve Oaks Business Center in Minnetonka, Marlon also had his law office in the same complex and we would 'run into' each other frequently. I always found him to be a pleasant and interesting person.
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Michael Stephen Postle, age 66, of Plymouth, passed away on August 6, 2009. Retired from the Hennepin Co. Sheriff's Office. Graduate of the FBI National Academy. He enjoyed cooking for people, gardening and cherished his grandchildren and the time he spent with them. Preceded in death by parents, Roman and Patricia. Survived by wife of 41 years, Patricia; sons, Roman (Cory) and Michael David; grandchildren, Zachary and Claire; siblings, Roma (Keith), Jim (Diane) and Dale (Joanne); dog, Rocky; countless friends and colleagues. Memorial service 12 Noon Thursday, August 13 at the Cremation Society of Minnesota Chapel, 7110 France Avenue South, Edina (952-924-4100). Visitation one hour prior. Memorials preferred.

When I was in the early years of my Law Enforcement career with the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office, I remember Mike as the Commander of the Metro Area Narcotics Squad (MANS); what I recall as being the first organized, multi-jurisdictional Law Enforcement narcotics organization in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area.

While serving as a Lieutenant under then Hennepin County Sheriff Don Omodt, Mike also commanded the Hennepin County Sheriff's Communications Division for a short time. Lieutenant Postle would later in his career, be appointed an Inspector with the Sheriff's Department.

Whether he was a Commander, a Lieutenant or Inspector, Mike was the epitome of professional Law Enforcement and served his fellow deputies, Hennepin County Sheriff Omodt and all of Law Enforcement, in a very professional manner.

It was a sincere pleasure to have known, and worked with Mike.

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Don M. David, Age 75, of Longville, formerly of Minnetonka Beach, passed away peacefully November 8, 2009. Survived by wife of 49 years, Bonnie; children, Nancy (Ted) of Austin, TX; Bill (Alvaro) of Paris, France; Jim (Sandy) of Rogers; Steve (Heidi) of Prior Lake; grandchildren, Maddie, Katie, Michael, Hogan & Carson; sister, Jean Howell of Plymouth; and family pets, Lucas and Kitty. Don proudly served in the US Coast Guard, was a member of Rotary (past president), an avid outdoorsman and hunter, and actively participated in the communities where he lived. Special thanks to the Quiet Oaks Hospice House in St. Cloud, which provided Don and his family comfort and care. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, December 5, 2009 at 2PM at the Longville Community Church, Longville, MN (218-363-2750). Memorials may be made to either the Longville Snowmobile Club or Quiet Oaks Hospice House.

I clearly remember Don as a volunteer with the Hennepin County Sheriff's Emergency Squad. He and one of his many Emergency Squad 'partners' would stop by the Sheriff's Radio Station during their tours of duty for a quick visit. He was truly a professional and represented the Hennepin County Sheriff's Department admirably. Additionally, Don was a very successful insurance salesman and one of the very few people that I ever knew who lived in Minnetonka Beach.

My sympathies go out to his family and many friends.
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Marian Katherine Schatz, 81, of Montgomery, died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009, at Mala Strana Health Care Center in New Prague. A lifetime resident of the Montgomery area, Marian was born in Shieldsville on July 19, 1928, a daughter of Joseph and Dena (Hartman) Stasney. She attended country school, graduated from Montgomery High School and then attended Rassmussen Business School taking a course in bookkeeping. Marian later married Joseph Schatz Sr. at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Montgomery on June 30, 1948.  She enjoyed crocheting, her grandchildren and playing cards.

She is survived by eight children Joseph Jr. (Carol) Schatz, Le Center, Mary Grootvedt of Carolina, Ty (Mary Lynn) Schatz, Montgomery, Steve Schatz, Montgomery, Anthony Schatz, Apple Valley, Annette Schatz, Le Sueur, Margaret (Brian) Cummiskey, Hamburg and John Schatz, Eden Prairie; son-in-law Dan Aydt; 19 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; a daughter Deanna Aydt; and son-in-law Jim Grootvedt.

Visitation was held at the church on Friday from 9:30 to 10:30AM. Funeral services were held at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Montgomery on Friday, Oct. 16, at 10:30AM.  Burial was at Calvary Cemetery in Montgomery. Arrangements were with Schoenbauer Funeral Home in Montgomery.

I could wire a book about this great and wonderful lady ! Marian and I became friends back in the spring/summer of 2002 when I began working at KCHK-AM; a radio station just outside of New Prague. She had recently fallen off of a chair and broken her arm (or wrist). She became a very avid 'fan' of my Old Time Music Radio Program that was on each weekday from 9AM until 2PM as well as my other many radio shows that I hosted and produced. It was not uncommon for Marian to call me frequently while I was 'on the air' just to chat and let me know how she was doing.

After I left the radio station and began my Olde Tyme Music Show on the Internet (of which I regularly sent her CD's of), Marion and I still kept in contact with each other; talking several times a month. My last conversation was with her just a week before she passed away. She knew that she would be leaving this earth shortly to find her home in God's Heaven and was fully accepting of that and accepted it without reservation.

Marian had a lot of medical problems during the final years of her life but accepted, and dealt with, them in a 'superhuman' way. Never once did I ever hear her complain and her words, "I'll just do the best I can" certainly described how she lived her entire life.

She was a wonderful, dear lady whom I had the honor, and joy, of knowing for seven and one half wonderful years.
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Floyd Lundeen, 85, of Onamia, formerly northeast Minneapolis,  died October 24, 2009. Mass of Christian Burial 11 AM Friday at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Onamia. Visitation 2 hours prior to Mass at the church. Burial Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery. Shelley Funeral Chapel 320-532-3218

I first met Floyd while I was working at the Hennepin County Sheriff's Radio Station in Golden Valley. At that time, Floyd was assigned to the Warrant/Fugitive Division and he and his partner would stop in at 'radio' occasionally to get their police radio in their unmarked squad car fixed, drink some comm or just say "Hi".
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Howard W. Anderson, age 89, of Maple Plain. Preceded in death by his grandsons, Shaun Anderson & Isaiah Weinhold. Survived by loving wife of 64 years, Georgiana; daughter, Madelynn Meads; sons, Steve (Sandy) & Conrad; 8 grandchildren; 13 great- grandchildren; sister, Charlotte Tripet; many loving relatives and friends. Member of IBEW 292. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 AM Thursday, Nov. 5, with visitation 1 hour prior to Mass at the Catholic Church of St. George, 133 S. Brown Rd., Long Lake. Interment Ft. Snelling Nat'l Cemetery. Rettinger Funeral Home Long Lake~Orono 952-473-6954

Howard Anderson was the Mayor of the Village of Maple Plain back in 1969 when I began my career in Law Enforcement in April of that year. I always found him to be an inspiration to my new found career and am a better person because of the expert guidance and advice that he provided me with. I never once was disapointed by any decision he made as Mayor of the Village of Maple Plain andwas always impressed how he unconditionally supported every decision I made s a 'rookie' just beginning my Law Enforcement career.
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Bob E. Leivermann, age 70, of Waconia, passed away on Tuesday, December 8, 2009. Bob is survived by his loving family; wife Judy; children and their spouses, Bruce and Judy Leivermann, Bradley Leivermann and special friend Brenda Gempler, Mike and Sara Leivermann, Steven and Sally Leivermann, Bobbi Jo and John Fischer. Bob is also survived by thirteen grandchildren. Memorial Mass on Monday, December 14, 2009 at 2:00 P.M. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Waconia, with visitation from 11:30 A.M. until the time of Mass at church. Interment in the Church Cemetery. Arrangements through Johnson Funeral Home Waconia (952) 442-2121.

Bob Leivermann was truly one of the greatest and nicest persons that I have ever met !!

I first met him many years ago when I began going to 'Bob's Barber Shop in Waconia', the only barber shop ever to become 'The Official Barber Shop of the DELTA DICK OLDE TYME MUSIC INTERNET SHOW'; I mentioned Bob, his son Mike and their barber shop frequently on my Internet Show.

Bob had a great personality, always made you feel welcome and was known for his addiction to golf which, at times, seemed more important to him than cutting hair. If there's a golf course in Heaven; that's where you'll find Bob. He also often spoke about his family and grandchildren, for which he had an obvious fondness.

Rest in peace my friend, you were the best and someone who I will also honor the privilege of having know and as being 'The Official Barber of the DELTA DICK OLDE TYME MUSIC INTERNET SHOW'.
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Clifford L. Cherrier, age 64 of Eden Prairie, Minnesota passed away January, 5, 2010. Survived by daughter, Annette Soderstrom; son, Paul Cherrier; grandchildren, Zachary & Samantha Soderstrom. He was a proud police reserve with Hopkins Police Department for 36 years and was a retired State of MN Correctional Officer. He will be missed greatly by all. Mass of Christian Burial, Saturday, January 9, 2010 at 10 am, Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN (952-941-3150). Visitation, Friday 4-7 pm at Huber Funeral Home, 16394 Glory Lane, Eden Prairie (1/2 Mile S. of Hwy. 5 on Eden Prairie Rd.) and 1 hour prior to Mass at church. Interment Hillside Cemetery, Mpls, MN. Huber Funeral & Cremation Services Eden Prairie Chapel 952-949-4970.

Although his obituary doesn't state it, Cliff was also a volunteer with the Hennepin County Sheriff's Emergency Squad; that's where I first met him. He and his partners would periodically stop by 'radio' (our name for the Communications Division of the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office) while on duty. I recall Cliff as a well groomed Special Deputy who tok pride in himself and everything that he did.

Althought I lost contact with Cliff many, many years ago, I vividly remember his smile and sense of humor.
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William A. "Bill" Pelkey, Age 45, of Prior Lake, passed away unexpectedly. Survived by wife, Theresa "Terri"; children, Elizabeth, Catherine and James Cates; parents, Durward and Gladys Pelkey; sister, Pamela (Joel) Schroeder; brother, Thomas (Cheryl) Pelkey. Celebration of life service Fri. 5 PM, with visitation 2 hours prior all at Ballard- Sunder Funeral Home, 4565 Pleasant Street SE, Prior Lake. Memorials preferred in Bill's memory. Ballard-Sunder Funeral Homes Prior Lake Chapel 952-447-26330.

I met Bill almost four years ago. He was a fellow Security Officer at the Mystic Lake Casino-Hotel who everyone like. He had a 'down to earth' outlook on life and a quick wit. We often talked about his previous experiences with NASCAR Auto Racing and his love of the sport.  Bill was a super guy who liked everyone he met and everyone that met him found him to be an honest and sincere friend.

My personal sympathies are extended to his wife Terry and the rest of his family. I'm sure that they will missed him deeply. I know I, and many of my fellow Mystic Lake Security Department Officers, will.
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James R. (Mac) McAlpine - Father, Brother, Grandpa & Dear Friend Age 70 of Lakeville, formerly of South St. Paul, suddenly on Oct. 10, 2010. Preceded in death by wife, Janet; parents, James Sr. & Dorothy. Survived by sons, James III, Doug (Karin), Chad (Shanna) & Chris (Tina); brother, Gary (Linda); sister, Sandie (Jim) Metzen; 7 grandchildren; special friend, Lori Iverson. Jim was a US Army veteran. He was a member of the South St. Paul Police, Hennepin County Sheriff's Departments & retired as a Hennepin County Welfare Investigator. Jim was truly a special person who enjoyed life, was a loyal friend to many & will be sadly missed. He was also a member of the 1962 MN Gopher Rose Bowl Team. Memorial Service was held at 11:30 AM Thursday October 14th with visitation 9-11:30 AM prior to the service at ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME 8108 Barbara Ave. Inver Grove Heights. Interment Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials Preferred. Roberts Funeral & Cremation Chapel Inver Grove Heights 651-455-2035
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Richard Joseph Duggan Of Richfield, passed away October 23, 2010. Born Dec. 6, 1921 on the family farm in Edina to parents, John and Mae. Preceded in death by siblings, William, Robert, John, Bill, and Mary Jean. Loving husband, father, grandfather, and great- grandfather. Survived by wife of 63 years, Magna; children, Dick, Sheila, Joe (Colleen), Steve, Susan (Lane); grandchildren, Cary, Michael (Valerie), Ashley, Andrew, Sam, Ben, Steven, Katie; great-grandchild, Tristan; sister, Kathleen Duggan; nieces, nephews and friends. Richard was honorably discharged from the US Navy, retired Captain Hennepin County Sheriff's Dept. in charge of County and City Jail, served as Deputy Sheriff for 27 years. Our thanks to Twin Cities Hospice, VA Hospital, Augustana and Westwood Care Centers. Interment Ft. Snelling Cemetery. Memorials preferred to Christ the King Church, St. Joseph's Home for Children or donor's choice. Mass of Christian Burial Friday, October 29th at 11 AM with visitation 1 hour prior at Christ the King Catholic Church, 5029 Zenith Ave. South, Mpls. Visitation also Thursday 5-8 PM at: Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel 952-920-3996 West 50th St. & Hwy. 100
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Joseph A. Szabla Age 73, of Dayton, died on October 28, 2010. Preceded in death by parents, John and Gladys; and brothers, James and John. Survived by wife, Mavis; children, Susan (Doug) Jackson, Dale (Kelly), and Kerri (Anthony) Gates; grandchildren, Nichole (Ryan) Scheldrup, Adam Daher, Melanie and Ryan Jackson, Erik, Tyler and Evan Gates, Collin and Bailey Szabla; great-grandchildren, Robbie and Tommy Scheldrup; brothers, Kenneth and Henry; sisters, Stella Franks (Randy) and Mary Ann; nieces, nephews, other family and friends. He was an avid outdoorsman who had a great sense of humor and loved teasing his grandchildren. Honorably discharged from the US Army and USMC Reserves. Retired Sgt. Hennepin County Sheriff's Dept., (29 plus yrs). Part-time U.S. Marshal. Member of Champlin American Legion Post #0600 and Anoka Sons of American Legion Squad #0102. Celebration of life at 2:30 PM on Monday, Nov. 1, 2010 at Methven-Taylor Funeral Home, 850 E. Main St., Anoka, with visitation 1 hour prior to service. Anoka Chapel 763-421-9393
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Allan 'Bud' Goldberg, born June 14th, 1928, passed away peacefully on November 28th, 2010. He was preceded in death by his parents, Morris and Sophie, and sister, Shayndal Weisman. He is survived by his devoted wife, Lois, their two loving children, Rick and Patti, and his five adoring grandchildren: H Noah, Josh, Isaac, Mack and Tess. Caring, generous, and kind are only a handful of the adjectives that could ever try and encompass Bud, who was the personification of a gentleman. Admired and respected by the business and legal community, his most successful business, Goldberg Bonding, is now a third-generation business operating in its 102nd year. He maintained close friendships with people from all walks of life. No matter if you met him through his business, his family, or socializing, his FANTASTIC personality and outlook on life was legendary. If you wish to celebrate his life, please join his family for the funeral 11 AM THURSDAY December 2nd at TEMPLE ISRAEL, located at 2324 Emerson Ave S., Mpls. If you wish to make a contribution in his name, please donate either to your favorite charity or to Temple Israel. SHIVA, Thursday and Saturday evenings, for more information contact Hodroff-Epstein
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Arvid Robert Dittbenner, at the age of 85, Arvid was peacefully released from his mortal life. He could sing, dance, draw, and tell outrageous tales using a wide range of accents. Children, small animals, and most grown-ups were drawn to him, and it was the great joy of his life to teach Science to West Junior High students in Wayzata for 34 years. His kind, and humorous, classroom demeanor will be remembered as long as former students walk the Earth. "Mr. D" always arrived at school wearing a suit, and one of his signature bow ties. He never met a Middle Schooler that he didn't like, and some gave him a run for his money! Arvid saved every toy and comic book that he had as a child. He knew the value of old things, and collected throughout his life. He and Marcia always looked for antique stores when visiting new places. He liked metal soldiers, old TV and cartoon memorabilia, and anything having to do with Disney was deemed worthy. It was speculated that he might be a step-brother to Mickey himself. Arvid traveled often with his wife, and groups of friends, to wonderful, worldwide locales, and preserved the trips through home movies and DVDs. As his health declined, Arvid enjoyed re-watching the trips. Now that he's gone, the world has lost one of its magical creatures. The sky won't seem as blue, the frogs won't sing as loud, the bears won't dance as fast, and we will miss him forever. Survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Marcia; daughters Sandra (Ken) Millslagle, Doreen (Christopher) Baker; son Steven (Lynn); grandchildren Matthew, Sarah (Nick), Becky (Ty), and Nate (Stephanie); 5 great-grandchildren. Also survived by sister Melva Struckmann; 4 nieces and one nephew and many dear friends. Arvid was preceded in death by his sister Bessie and son Robert. Memorial service 11 AM Monday at Central Lutheran Church 1103 School St., Elk River. Visitation 1 hour prior to service at church. Interment Private. Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers Arr Dare's Funeral Home 763-441-1212.

'Mr. Dittbenner' was my science class teacher when my family moved from Richfield to Plymouth. I'm not sure what grade I was in but I do know that I was in 4th grade and went to Widsten Elementary School in Wayzata after we moved to Plymouth. I think I can remember sitting in his ((interesting) science class and looking out the window to my left; I think that was at what is now known as Wayzata West Junior High School.

He was a neat guy and made learning all about science interesting. All of us in his science class especially liked his stories about chasing tornados in a Model A Ford.
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Ralph G. Molnau, DVM, Age 82, of Waconia, passed away on Sunday January 16, 2011. Owner of Countryside Veterinarian and Feed in Young America. Survived by his loving family: wife, Mary; sisters-in-law, Mildred Molnau and Margaret Molnau. Funeral service Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 1:30 PM at Trinity Lutheran Church in Waconia with visitation 2 hours prior to the service at church. Interment St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Chaska, MN. Johnson Funeral Home Waconia 952/442-2121.

"True country vet" took calls in the middle of the night, treating animals for years after he planned to retire."
By ALLIE SHAH, Star Tribune

With his dog at his side, Dr. Ralph Molnau could be seen driving from farm to farm around Carver County in his old pickup truck, making his veterinarian house calls. "He'd come at the drop of a hat," said farmer Steve Kelzer. "You'd just call him and he'd come out, even at his age. He just loved to get out in the country and see what's going on."

Molnau, owner of Countryside Veterinarian and Feed and a former Minnesota Veterinarian of the Year, died Jan. 16 of leukemia at his Waconia home. He was 82. Services have been held. His love of animals and of veterinary medicine drove him to continue working long past retirement age.

"That was his life," said his wife, Mary Molnau. "He loved doing everything that's necessary for animals."

Born and raised on a large dairy farm in the Chanhassen area, Molnau was active in 4-H and regularly showed cattle at the Minnesota State Fair. He was one of a group of students who lobbied the University of Minnesota to establish a veterinary medicine program. Their efforts paid off, and in 1952, Molnau became a member of the second class to graduate from the U's vet school.

At the Waconia Veterinary Clinic, Molnau treated mostly livestock animals from local farms, but was also available to pet owners. "During the day he'd be out with the cows and the sheep. In the evenings we would spay cats and dogs," Mary Molnau said. "We answered many calls in the middle of the night. There were farmers who had cows with milk fever, or a cow having trouble with a calf. It was important that you got there."

In 1986, Molnau attempted to retire, but it didn't last. "Some people would laugh at that because he never really retired," Mary Molnau said. Five years later, he opened another clinic -- the Countryside Veterinarian and Feed -- on a plot of land just west of Waconia where he raised sheep.
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Larry E. Doyle, age 83, of Prior Lake, passed away Feb. 13, 2011. Preceded in death by parents and son, Michael. He was a loving husband, dad, grandpa & friend. Larry worked as a banker for over 45 years, most recently at Bank of Maple Plain. He was an active member of Lions, VFW, Elks, Masons, Shriners, MN Bankers Assoc. & MN Flying Bankers. Survived by wife, Joyce; daughter, LeeAnn (Tim) McConnell; sons, David (Diane) and Brian (Sandy) Doyle; 5 grandchildren and many friends. Service at Christ Lutheran Church, Maple Plain, Wed., 11 AM, visitation 1 hour prior.

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Vernon Roger Anderson, Age 70, of New Hope, MN. Born Oct. 13, 1941 in Cando, ND, passed away on November 16, 2011 after his courageous fight with lung cancer. Survived by father, Vernon; sons, Chad (Kate), Cory (Candy) and Casey (Jodi); grandchildren, Codi, Cole, Cash, Caiya and baby boy expected any day; loving ex-wife Gayle; special friend, Tara; uncle, Ken (Betty); and many other aunts, uncles and friends. He graduated from Mound High School excelling in sports, went to St. Cloud College, waterskied in Cypress Gardens, joined the US Army, raced snowmobiles and loved riding his Harley as a member of City Heat. He retired from the Hennepin County Sheriffs Office after 31 years of service as a Lieutenant and recently worked as a Compliance Officer for Shakopee Sioux Community. Interment Tiowakan Cemetery. Funeral service Saturday 11/19/11, 2:00 PM at Tiowakan Spiritual Center, 14625 Prairie Grass Drive, Prior Lake. Visitation Noon to 2 PM at the Center on Saturday and also Friday, 11/18/11, 2-5 PM at: Washburn-McReavy Glen Haven Chapel 763-533-8643 5125 W. Broadway, Crystal, MN.
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Karl W. Christey,age 81 of Excelsior, MN, formerly of Owatonna died Monday, June 13, 2011 at Golden Living Center, Excelsior, MN. In 1954, Karl worked for the City of Owatonna as a police officer and in 1959 became a member of the Minnesota State Highway Patrol where he worked for 30 years. He was a longtime lobbyist for the Highway Patrol at the State Capital. Visitation at Michaelson Funeral Home, 1930 Austin Rd, Owatonna on Thursday from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM and one hour prior to service in the church. Funeral service Friday at 10:30 AM in Associated Church, Owatonna. Interment Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at 10:15 AM in Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Mpls, MN.
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Rodney James "Froggy" Ceplecha, 56, of Montgomery, died on Thursday, June 30, 2011, at University of Minnesota Hospital in Minneapolis.

Rodney was born in New Prague on March 9, 1955, a son of Roman and Rosie (Havlicek) Ceplecha. He attended Montgomery- Lonsdale Schools and graduated in 1973. He then attended Mankato Vo-Tech for electrician training. Froggy enjoyed family and friends, loved his Czech heritage and Czech music, and played button accordion.

He is survived by his parents; siblings Rosanne (David) Novak, Minneapolis, Rita (Michael) Sullivan, Eden Prairie, Renee (Brad) Mitchell, Prior Lake, and Rick (Kori) Ceplecha, Elko; five nieces and a nephew.

Funeral services were held at Holy Redeemer Church in Montgomery on Wednesday, July 6, at 10:30 a.m.  Burial was at Calvary Cemetery in Lonsdale.  Visitation was held from 4 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, at Schoenbauer Funeral Home in Montgomery.
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Michael W. Sankey of Plymouth, died peacefully at home after a valiant struggle with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) on July 18, 2011 at age 64. Mike was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He served as a police officer for 20 years in the cities of Richfield, Medina and Minnetonka. With his wife Donna, they established their own business specializing in police equipment sales. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Lorraine. He will be deeply missed by his wife, Donna; son, David; daughter, Leah Crane and husband Benjamin; grandchildren, Georgia, Vivian and Thomas Crane; brothers, Robert and wife Judy, William and wife Diane; nieces, nephews and other loving relatives and friends. Memorial Service 11 AM Monday at St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran Church, 17205 County Road 6 in Plymouth. Visitation 1 hour prior to service at church. Interment Monday 1:45 PM, Ft. Snelling National Cemetery, meet at lane 2. Memorials may be directed to the ALS Association. Gearty-Delmore Plymouth 763-553-1411
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Gilbert T. Giese age 78 of Maple Plain passed away on Tuesday October 4th 2011. Preceded in death by his parents Theodore and Marcella; grandson John Galvin; daughter-in-law Cheryl Giese. Survived by loving wife Claire; sons, Clifford (Debra), LeRoy (Kim) and Leonard (Stacey); daughters, Janet (Mike) Galvin, Darlene (Dean) Determan and Mary (Jesse) Husby; 17 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren; brothers Roy (Julie) and Howard (Karen); many loving relatives and friends. Gilbert was a 17 year member of the Maple Plain Fire Department. Funeral Service 11:00 A.M. Friday Oct. 7 with visitation 1 hour prior to service at Christ Lutheran Church ( 5084 Main St. E). Interment Lewis Cemetery. Rettinger Funeral Home Long Lake - Orono 952-473-6954.
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John Michael Eisinger has left this world to ride free. Born on June 14, 1956, passed away Dec. 2, 2011. Survived by his dad, Orlo Eisinger; sisters, Maryanne (Philip) Prouty and Suzie (Tim) Lenzen; longtime girlfriend, Mary Burke; many nieces and nephews. Memorial service on Friday, Dec. 23 at 10:00 AM at the VFW, 19020 Hamel Road, in Plymouth, MN. Native American service by Jerry Dearly. Memorials preferred to Elders Lodge, 1500 Magnolia Ave E., St. Paul, MN 55106.

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Steven "Tippy" Dye died peacefully February 22, 2012 with his love Patti by his side. Steven was born February 11, 1945 in Minneapolis. Preceded in death by mother Evelyn Dye and father Donald Dye. Survived by loving wife, Patricia nee Casserly Dye; brothers, Don (Mary) Dye, Chuck (Betty) Dye; sisters, Joannie (Bud) Pierce and Kathy (Bob) Clouse along with many wonderful nephews, nieces and countless friends who were all so special to him. Steven graduated from Wayzata High School in 1963 and attended Mankato State College for a couple years. He retired from the Hennepin County Sheriff's office in 1998 after 29 years of service. Steven and Patti were married 42 years and were so fortunate to have traveled the world seeing God's beauty in landscapes and the people of different cultures. Steven had a strong faith in the Lord and is now with his parents in heaven. Steven battled many forms of cancer for many years beginning at age 16. He faced that burden with great dignity and courage. The family wishes to thank Steven's doctors Carl Smith and Doug Raush of HCMC as well as doctors Peter Eckman and David Rothenberger at the U of M Medical Center for their outstanding care of Steven. Memorial service 11 AM Thursday, March 8, 2012 at Wayzata Evangelical Free Church, 705 Hwy 101 N., Plymouth with visitation one hour prior to the service at church. Interment Fairview Cemetery, Mound. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family will be used to purchase much needed AirBeds for the hospice house facility in Port Charlotte, Florida where he was so lovingly cared for by their staff. David Lee Funeral Home Wayzata.
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Norma L. Goodmundson, age 88, of Plymouth, MN, passed away on April 4, 2012 at her home of sixty years with daughter Susan by her side. Norma was preceded in death by husband, Carl and survived by children, Gary (Janis) of Chesapeake, VA, Susan MacMillan, Sonoma,CA, Daniel (Ann) of Wayzata and Dale (Sue) of Bettendorf, IA. Norma remained interested, informed and inquisitive in each of her eleven, all favorites, grandchildren and felt especially blessed with her nine great-grandchildren. Norma was born on a small farm near Indian Creek, WI, and was the youngest of Bert and Vina Peterson's six children. After graduating from Frederic High School in 1941, Norma followed her sister Verna to Chicago and worked at the Sweden House Hotel. It was in Chicago that she met Carl while he was training at the Great Lakes Naval Base. They married at the conclusion of the war in 1945. In 1952, Norma and Carl settled at 304 North Avon Road and raised their four children. In 1965 at age 42, Norma began her long career in banking at the North Shore State bank which is currently Anchor Bank. Her people and marketing skills served her well in the many varied positions she ascended to. Norma thoroughly enjoyed banking and made many wonderful friends and colleagues. She was most proud of her active involvement with Business and Professional Women (BPW), National Assn of Banking Women, Interfaith Outreach, Chamber of Commerce activities, promoting the interests of Anchor Bank, organizing senior outings, and managing the annual bank sponsored "Ice Out" contest. Norma was very honored to be selected the Wayzata Chamber's Person of the Year in 1991. Norma was a sixty year member of Messiah United Methodist Church and volunteered in many church activities. Special thank you to Norma's care- givers, Sue Aeshliman, Stephanie Salonek and Jean Rondondo. Funeral service 2 PM Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at Messiah United Methodist Church, 17805 County Rd. 6, Plymouth. Visitation 5-7 PM Tuesday at David Lee Funeral Home, 1220 E. Wayzata Blvd., Wayzata and one hour prior to the service at church. Interment Parker's Lake Cemetery. Memorials preferred to Messiah United Methodist Church. David Lee Funeral Home Wayzata 952-473-5577
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Ned Larry Butterfield, age 81 of Orono, born 3-21-1931 and passed away April 20, 2012. Survived by wife, Lorna Lee Maxwell Butterfield; children, Todd Maxwell Butterfield, Terry Butterfield Clark and Amy Butterfield Mullen; brother, Loren Butterfield; five grandchildren, Brooks Butterfield, Mackenzie Clark, Molly Wilson, Maxwell Clark and Jessie Rae Mullen and his precious great-grandchild, two year old Owen Wilson. Ned graduated from Michigan State University with a horticulture and floriculture degree. He served two years in the U.S. Navy. When he was discharged, his entire life was dedicated to planting and growing flowers and vegetables. He and his family enjoyed decorating the Nicollet Mall for 35 years. He owned Butterfield Flowers, two wreath factories, Keystone Evergreen in Cornell, WI and the Flower Farm in Delano. In his early years, he was President of the North Central Florist Association which decorated the horticulture building at the Minnesota State Fair. He was on the board of Teleflora and F.T.D. He gave many internships to floral students at Hennepin Technical College. Ned was also a member of Wayzata Rotary and did an International Rotary exchange with his son Todd and Hans, a Swedish Rotary member from Soderhamn, Sweden. His favorite activities were fishing in Canada and traveling to the Virgin Islands 33 times. Special thanks to Our Lady of Peace Hospice Home for their wonderful care of Ned. Memorial service 2 PM Thursday, April 26, 2012 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2060 6th Ave. N., Long Lake. Memorials may be directed to Our Lady of Peace Hospice Home in St. Paul or Trinity Lutheran Church, Long Lake. David Lee Funeral Home Wayzata 952-473-5577 
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Arthur (Art) W. Rohlen age 90, of Bloomington, died Sept. 18, 2008. Preceded in death by wife, Beatrice. Survived by sons, Jeffrey (Patricia), Gregory (Janis) and Bradley; daughters, Kathleen Rohlen and Sheryl (Gregory) Mielke; 3 grandchildren, Aaron Mielke, Alaina (Jason) Fernandes and Angela Rohlen; 2 great-grandchildren, Dominic and Amelia Fernandes. Art graduated from South High School and was a member of their Twin Cities Championship Football team. He also attended the U of M and was a member of the U's Football team. He served as an MP with the Army during WWII in Germany and England. After many years, Art retired as a Captain of the Hennepin County Sheriff's Dept. He was a member of VFW Post #1296, the American Legion and Minnehaha Lodge #165. Art was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather who will be deeply missed. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the American Cancer Society. Interment Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. Funeral service 11 AM Monday, September 22 with visitation one hour prior to the service and also 4-7 PM Sunday, September 21st at Washburn-McReavy Werness Brothers Chapel, 2300 W Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington. 952-884-8145

Captain Rohlen was a Hennepin County Deputy Sheriff when I began my career with the Sheriff's Office. Ironically, he headed up the Sheriff's Warrant Office; the very same division that I was reassigned to after my assignment to the Sheriff's Communications Division.

Sadly, I never really got to know Captain Rohlen simply because of our different divisional assignments. But, I always heard nice things about him from our fellow deputies.
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David D. Thoele, age 45, of Cologne, passed away October 11, 2008 due to a motorcycle accident. Survived by his loving family: mother, Dianne Thoele of New Prague; sisters, Dana (Charlie) Dunham Denver, CO, Dawn (Michael) Stehlik of Alexandria, VA; niece and nephews, Merlow, Mitch, Mac and Noah; uncles, aunts, cousins, other relatives and friends. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial Friday 6:00 PM, St. Bernard's Catholic Church, 210 Church Street E., Cologne, with visitation 1 hour prior to the Mass at church. In lieu of flowers, do an act of kindness. Arrangements with the Johnson Funeral Home Waconia (952) 442-2121.

I met Dave shortly after moving to Cologne. He was a fun loving guy, a true friend and someone who I will always remember for his always trying to do something for anybody. My deepest sympathies go out to the family of this truly sensitive caring and sharing man whom I'll never forget. My life is much more enriched having met and known you.

Rest in peace our dear, dear friend. You will be deeply missed by all of your family and many friends who thought greatly of you and to whom you brought happiness, enjoyment and a keen sense of humor and an unselfish manner.
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Wayne A. Quast, 72, of Alexandria/Maple Plain and originally from Plymouth. Wayne was born on 7/19/39 and passed away 4/15/12. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Judy. Survived by sons, Curt (Heather), Craig (Tonette); grandchildren, Tyler, Kelsey, Nicole and Cody; 2 brothers, one sister, several nieces and nephews and other family. Wayne loved the outdoors, and in particular traveling the USA in his fifth wheel camper with his trusty companion "Woofer" the dog. Visitation Monday April 23, 4:00-7:00 PM at Rettinger Funeral Home. Memorial Service 2:00 PM Tuesday, April 24 with visitation 1 hour prior to service at Rettinger Funeral Home (425 Lake St., Long Lake). Private family interment. Rettinger Funeral Home Long Lake~Orono 952-473-6954
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Beatrice "Bea" L. Schepers, age 100 of Cologne, passed away Sunday April 29, 2012 at the Waconia Good Samaritan Center. Mass of Christian Burial Sunday May 6, 2012 - 4:00 pm St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Cologne with Father Martin Shallbetter as celebrant of the Mass; visitation from 2:00 pm until the time of the Mass at the church; interment church cemetery.

Beatrice was born on June 4, 1911 in Carver, MN the daughter of Leo and Anna (Bristol) Scherkenbach. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Carver. In 1928 Beatrice was united in marriage to Edward H. Schepers at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Carver. Beatrice was a loving wife, mother, grandma, great-grandma, and great-great-grandma. She loved her family very much. She enjoyed gardening, especially her flower garden.

She is preceded in death by her husband Edward Schepers Sr.; daughter Florence Eiden; son-in-law Wilfred Vos; father and mother Leo and Anna Scherkenbach; sisters Norma Bell, Marjorie Jones.

Beatrice is survived by her loving family; daughter Phyllis Vos of Cologne; son and daughter-in-law Edward and Marilyn Schepers of Chaska; son-in-law Charles Eiden of Cologne; grandchildren Gary and Jill Vos, Janice Vos, Bev and Kirk Gillett, Brian and Connie Vos, Lynn and Jay Soule, David and Terry Schepers, Daniel and Chris Schepers, Mari Kay and Jon Hentges, Jane and Mitch Dirnberger, Randy and Julie Eiden, Allan and Carole Eiden, Carol and Jon Woerdehoff; great-grandchildren Vince, Tyler, Michelle, Marissa, Evan, Brooke, Ryan, Kristi, Jeff, John, Sam, Tom, Ben, Tony, Michael, Katie, Kevin, Holli, Andy, Brent, Nick, Jack, Lauren, Ali, Ashley, Eric, Ethan, Jenny, Alycia, Aubrey; great-great-grandson Aiden; brother and sister-in-law Leo and Lorranie Scherkenbach of Minnetonka.

Casket Bearers (Grandsons) Gary Vos, Brian Vos, Dan Schepers, Dave Schapers, Randy Eiden, Allan Eiden.

Arrangements with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia.
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Gert M.  Moritz,  June 7, 1925 - June 30, 2012. Passed away in Buffalo, MN. Gert is preceded in death by her husband, Fred Moritz Jr. Survived by son, Mike Moritz of Kentucky; daughters, Cheryl (Jack) McClure of North Carolina, and Cindy (Tim) Mans of Corcoran, MN; sister-in-law, Kay (Jim) Wood; grandchildren, Leigh (Jason) Dever, Trista Moritz-Jacquin, Kim McClure, Michael (Amber) Moritz, Lindsay (Matt Kollasa) Mans, Mary Ann (Chan) Waddell, Missy Mans, Donnie Mans; and four great grandchildren. A very special thank you goes out to the caregivers at Sunrise Cottages in Buffalo, MN and Hospice. Gert grew up in Rice, MN and moved to Wayzata in the early 1950's. Gert worked at Hart's Cafe for many years and later at the Foursome. Funeral service will be 11 AM with visitation starting at 9:30 AM on Tuesday, July 3 at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 7401 County Road 101 in Maple Grove. Interment at St. George Cemetery in Long Lake. Memorials preferred to the Sunrise Cottages in Buffalo or Fairview Hospice. David Lee Funeral Home Wayzata 952-473-5577
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Julius (Jay) Hardt, age 89 of Wayzata, formerly of Maple Plain, passed away surrounded by family at North Memorial Hospice, Robbinsdale. He was born on the family farm to Henry Ernest Hardt and Alice Gertrude (Tautges) Hardt on April 25, 1923. Jay was a World War II Veteran, retired Hennepin County, Life Member Paul Stinson American Legion, retired volunteer member Maple Plain Fire Department, Charter Member St. George Council Knights of Columbus, Catholic Order of Foresters, and Trustee St George Catholic Church, Long Lake, MN. He married the love of his life, Viola Frances (Rieland) Hardt and they had just celebrated their 68th Wedding Anniversary. To that union was born a daughter, Nancy Ann (Bob) O'Brien, Honolulu, HI, grandsons, Sean Michael (Jamie) O'Brien; Eian & Aleck, Des Moines, IA, Scott Jay (Jenna) O'Brien; Jacob, Joe, Johnny, & Olivia, Big Lake, MN. Others who celebrate him are a sister, Alice Lorraine McPherson, Maple Plain, MN, and brother-in-law, Vic Burgess, Bagley, MN. Preceded in death by his parents and sister, Rosa Mae Burgess, and brother-in-law, Dale McPherson. He loved the outdoors whether fishing from his boat or off the dock or in his ice house with his grandsons & friends. Jay was a champion bowler and adamant MN Twins & Viking fan and enjoyed frequent road trips with Vi. He took pride in following the school and sporting activities of his great grandsons. Jay also cherished many loving nieces and nephews. Celebration Mass of Christian Burial, St. George Catholic Church, Long Lake, 11 AM, Thursday May 24. No flowers, any memorials to the charity of choice . Rettinger Funeral Home Long Lake~Orono 952-473-6954
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Walter Kinn, 4-28-1912 to 5-28-2012. Born Muzhyliv, Ukraine, married to Marion L. Kinn, owned & operated Kinn Service Station Hopkins, member Hopkins Fire Dept., Mason Albert Pike Lodge Hopkins, member Hopkins Lions Club. Survived by sisters Helen Jorgenson & Anny Richardson, sons William R. Kinn & Donald W. Kinn. Graveside Service Sat., 6-16-12 at 1:00 pm at Grandview Park Cemetery, 6901 Maloney Ave., Hopkins. Arrangements handled by Strobeck-Johnsouneral Home.
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David "Hoot" Gibson, age 70, of Eden Prairie, died August 12, 2012 seven days after suffering a cardiac arrest at home. He was born in Mpls on January 26, 1942. He was preceded in death by his father, George W. Gibson and his mother, Estelle Buckley Gibson. David was raised in St. Louis Park, attended Most Holy Trinity Elementary School, Benilde High School and graduated from St. Louis Park High School in 1961. He is survived by Judy, his wife of 46 years; his daughters, Christine Jensen of Lakeville and Laura Gibson of St. Paul; and his grandsons, Tanner and Logan Jensen of Lakeville. David loved his family most of all but his red truck, the Minnesota State Fair, street rods and rainbow sherbet were all close seconds. He loved taking good care of his girls and teaching his grandsons the finer points of making their way in the world. He will be greatly missed by his family and his many friends. The family wishes to thank the Eden Prairie Police and Fire Departments and the paramedics of the Hennepin County Medical Center for their efforts. We also want to express our heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Elizabeth Miller and the incredible nurses in the Medical Surgical ICU at Methodist Hospital for their extraordinary care of David and their special attention to the family. A memorial service will be held at the Eden Prairie United Methodist Church, 15050 Scenic Heights Rd., Eden Prairie, MN 55344 on Monday, August 20, 2012 at 7 PM with visitation one hour prior to the service Memorials are preferred to the MN State Fair Foundation in order to purchase a bench at the fair grounds in his memory. Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400
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Stanley R. Crooks, Age 70, Chairman of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community since 1992, passed away August 25, 2012 at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee, MN, from natural causes, surrounded by his loving family and friends. Stanley served in the United States Navy. As he journeys to the Spirit World, Chairman Crooks leaves his wife of 48 years, Cheryl; two daughters, Cherie Crooks and Alisa Crooks; four grandchildren, Joe Bathel, Kc Bathel, Dakota Crooks, and Jesse Crooks; three great-grand- children, Neveah Bathel, Dreamma Crooks, and Aiyanna Bathel; uncle, Clifford Crooks, Senior; brothers, Mike (Renate) Crooks, Danny "Skip" (Laurie) Crooks, and George Crooks; and dog, Sophie. He was preceded in death by his parents, Norman and Edith Crooks; infant brother, Alex Crooks; brothers, Norman Woodrow Crooks, and Alfred Crooks. Traditional All Night Wake will be held after 5 PM Tuesday, at the Tiowakan Spiritual Center, 14625 Prairiegrass Drive, Prior Lake, with Prayer Service Tuesday 7 PM.

Mr. Crooks served as Chairman of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community for more than 20 successive years and was reelected for a new four-year term of office in January of 2012. Under his leadership, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community has grown and thrived. Known for his decisiveness, quick humor, fierce defense of tribal sovereignty and self-determination, Chairman Crooks always put his Community first.

Under his leadership, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community members have approved Community donations of more than $243 million to tribes and charitable organizations since 1996 and tribal loans of more than $450 million for economic development and community development. Chairman Crooks often was heard to say, “We feel we have an obligation to help others.  It’s part of our culture as Dakota people.  It is who we are.”

In recent weeks Chairman Crooks provided unprecedented interviews with local media outlets where he spoke publicly about Dakota history, culture, the Dakota Conflict of 1862 and its aftermath which was ever present on his mind this year, the 150-year remembrance of that tragic time in Dakota history.

Funeral Services were held Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 11 AM. Interment Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Cemetery. Funeral arrangements through McNearney Funeral Home 952-445-2755.

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Frank C. Buetel, a devoted husband, father, grand- father, and proud Army veteran passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 in Boca Raton, FL. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Joan (Johnson) Buetel, along with sons, Brian (Sonia), Brent, and Barry (Shannon). Additionally, he is also survived by eight grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter. Frank is also survived by his sister, Anita Head; nephew Robert (Darlene) Head. Frank was born on October 11, 1923 in Elcor, Minnesota and was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Anna Butala, his brother, Kenny, and nephew, Bobby (Head). After his honorable discharge following WWII, Frank graduated with honors from the University of Minnesota. His professional life was spent in radio and television sports broadcasting for over three decades in Minneapolis/St. Paul, highlighted by nearly twenty years as Sports Director at WTCN-TV (Ch. 11). Frank became Director of Sales for the Miami Dolphins in 1981 and was with the team until his retirement in 1988. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Pavek Museum of Broadcasting in St. Louis Park, MN
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John 'Jack' Etzel of Hamel, died September 27, 2012 at age 69. Preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Margaret. He will be forever in the hearts of his wife, Bonnie; daughter, Kim Prodahl & husband Glenn; son, Rick & wife Annie; grandchildren, Brianne, Brent & Abby Prodahl, Ben & Kate Etzel; brother, Ed & wife Maryanne; sisters, Mary Dykhoff & husband Don, Trish Welch & husband Gary; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and many friends. Mass of Christian Burial 10 AM Tuesday at the Church of Holy Name of Jesus, 155 County Road 24 in Medina. Visitation 5-8 PM Monday at Gearty- Delmore Plymouth Chapel, 15800 37th Avenue North at Vicksburg Lane and 1 hour prior to Mass at church. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Birds for the Brave or MN Military Appreciation Fund. Gearty-Delmore Plymouth 763-553-1411.
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James E. Anderson Sr. age 79 of Loretto passed away peacefully on Monday, November 12, 2012 in the presence of his family. He was born in 1933 to John and Eleanore (Olson) Anderson in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, where he was the oldest of nine children.

Jim served in the US Air Force for ten years in the security forces and law enforcement profession, including a tour in Korea during the Korean War. He received an honorable discharge from the Air Force after a distinguished ten years of service. Upon leaving the military, he worked as a security officer for the Ford Motor Company before going on to serving over twenty years in law enforcement. Jim served at the University of Minnesota Police Department as a patrol officer and the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Department, where he worked in the jail, patrol division, and supervised the Water Patrol and Emergency Rescue Squad for many years. Jim concluded his distinguished law enforcement career in 1991, retiring from St. Bonifacius/Minnetrista Police Department.

He was united in marriage to Evelyn Ann Podominick on November 8, 1958 at the St. Mary Catholic Church in Keewatin, Minnesota. He and Evelyn have been members of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church for almost 40 years. Jim was a member of the Hamel American Legion Post #394. Jim enjoyed spending time with his family, traveling, fishing, old westerns, and his latest passion: cars.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents John and Eleanore Anderson; brothers Grant, Darrell, Deo and sister Bette Anderson. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Evelyn; children Jacalyn (Brian) Nelson, Jean (Nathan) Breitung, James Jr. (Jodie) Anderson; grandchildren Andrea and Joshua Breitung; siblings Leo, Harris (Linda), John (Joyce), Rosie (Buddy) Gunderson, Dorothy (Norm) Vogt.

A celebratory mass was be held on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Medina, Minnesota. Visitation was held for one hour prior to mass in the church. Memorials preferred.
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Philip A. Fraser of Plymouth, died peacefully surrounded by his family on December 4, 2012 at the age of 91. He was preceded in death by wife, Marion and son, Michael. Survived by six children, Mary (Jerald) Pietan, Anita Fraser, Nancy (Francis) Gildner, Stephen, Sandra (Tom) Urahn, and Kathryn (Mark) DeVinny. Philip is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Philip served our country during WWII in the Army. Past commander of the Wayzata American Legion. English teacher at Wayzata High School for 31 years. Memorial service Thursday, December 13 at 11 AM, with visitation 10 AM at The Church of St. Bartholomew, 630 E Wayzata Blvd., Wayzata. Interment Fort Snelling Cemetery. Memorials preferred to the Salvation Army. He was a loving and wonderful father and grandfather. We will greatly miss him. David Lee Funeral Home Wayzata 952-473-5577
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Howard R. Drobny, age 83 of Seguin, TX, passed away on January 1, 2013. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 4, 2013 at Tres Hewell Mortuary from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Graveside services and interment with military honors will be held on Friday, January 4, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at San Geronimo Cemetery with Rev. Msgr. Dennis Darilek officiating. Howard was born on January 12, 1929 in Cadillac, Michigan to Julius and Mary Nickischer Drobny. He proudly served his country in the United States Army. Howard will also be remembered as serving as the Chief of Police in Minnetonka, Minnesota. He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Herta Drobny and his parents. Survivors include his sister, Anna Marvin; dearest special friend, Mary Bellesen and her husband Will; several nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to St. James Catholic Church, 510 S. Camp, Seguin, Texas, 78155. You are invited to sign the guest book at Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.
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John R. Mikwold, age 60, of St. Michael, Minnesota passed away on January 3rd, 2013. Preceded in death by parents, Harold & Wyvonne. Survived by brother and sister, Tom (Maryellen) Mikwold of Minneapolis, MN, Shari (Dan) Collins of Faribault, MN; nephews, Matthew, Michael and David Collins. Memorial Celebration followed by reception 1 PM Saturday, January 12, 2013 at the THOMSON-DOUGHERTY MANSION, 2535 Park Avenue, Mpls. Friends & family begin to gather at 12 noon. Historic Thomson-Dougherty 612-871-4407
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Rodney Joseph Otten, age 74, of Surprise, AZ and formerly of Minneapolis, Minnesota peacefully passed away on January 8, 2013 with his family near his side. He was born on September 18, 1938, in Minneapolis, MN to Lovern and Isabelle Otten. Rodney served his country honorably in the United States Marine Corps. Rodney worked over 29 years for the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office and retired in 1994 as a Lt., Deputy Sheriff. He will be forever loved and missed by his family. Rodney is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Sharron; daughter, Susan (Chris) Hary; sons, Jon and Chris; ten grandchildren; sisters, Rosemary (Steve) Christenson, Theresa (John) Victory, and brother, Dennis (Joy) Otten. Rodney was preceded in death by both his parents, Lovern and Isabelle Otten. The Memorial Service will be at 11:00 AM, Saturday, January 12, 2013 with Visitation beginning at 10:00 AM, at Surprise Funeral Care, 16063 W. Bell Rd., Surprise, AZ. In lieu of gifts, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society
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Douglas James Heffner, Sr. age 69, of Bunker, MO, formerly of Wayzata. Preceded in death by son, Shawn. Survived by children, Douglas Jr. (Patricia), Jeffrey (Crystal), Susan Winter (Richard), and Julie Jett (Bradley); 9 grandchildren; brother, Donald (Toni). Interment Ft. Snelling. Memorial service 10:30 AM Monday, January 28, 2013 with gathering 1 hour prior at: Nokomis Park Chapel 612-721-1651 1838 E. Minnehaha Parkway, Minneapolis, Mn.

Doug was a classmate of mine who graduated the same year as I did.
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Lester R. Horn, age 88, of Mound, died April 20, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Malinda (Sievert) Horn brother, Donald and infant sister, Ruth. Survived by his wife of 64 years, Myrtle (nee Amundson); children, Barbara, Robert and David Horn, Betty (Greg) Stoddard; 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren as well as other loving relatives and friends. Les was a counselor and administrator at Wayzata Public Schools for 29 years. Memorial service 11 AM Tuesday, April 23, 2013 with visitation at 10 AM at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 115 W. Wayzata Blvd., Wayzata. Interment at a later date at Fairview Cemetery, Mound. David Lee Funeral Home Wayzata 952-473-5577
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Walter "Buzz" Sharratt, age 75, of Mound, MN, went home to be with the Lord on 3/25/13. Preceded in death by parents and son, Tim. Survived by son, Bradley; sisters, Kay (Dick) and Karen (Larry); long time friend and loving companion, Denise; ex wife, Carolyn Law (Nick); aunts, uncles, nieces, cousins and many friends. Memorial service 2 PM, Saturday, April 6 with visitation 1 hour prior at St. John's Lutheran Church, 2451 Fairview Lane, Mound, MN 55364 (952-472-1416). Please join us to celebrate Buzz's life at the American Legion in Mound directly following service. Private interment at Fort Snelling at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to Animal Humane Society.
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Thomas M. Hanson, passed away on April 21, 2013 after a long battle with leukemia and COPD. He was preceded in death by parents, Bernice and LeRoy. Survived by wife, Judy; brothers, John (Joan), Gary (Sue) & sister, Maryann Patterson; children, Rick Harker (Lynn), Scott Harker, Jill Harker; 6 grandchildren and many loving nieces, nephews and cousins. Tom was an avid outdoorsman, walleye fisherman, and golfer. Memorial service St. James in Crystal 1PM April 25, 2013.
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Rosemary L. Caye, age 86, of Maple Grove, died peacefully on April 21, 2013 at North Residential Hospice. Preceded in death by husband, Frederick L. Caye. Survived by daughter, Leslie (Kenneth) Yeats; brother, Stanley Stewart; sister, Arlene Elswick; brother in-law, John (Elizabeth) Caye; sister in-law, Nancy Small; cousin, Marion Bratland; dear friend, Rebecca (Michael) Warpula; many nieces and nephews. She had a special place in her heart for Rebecca's children, Stacy (Matthew) Bates, Christopher Warpula, Kayti Warpula. Per her wishes, no religious service. Memorials preferred to Litchfield Public Library, 216 North Marshall Ave., Litchfield, MN 55355, where she had volunteered for many years. Private interment at Fort Snelling.
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William B. (Bill) Gillespie, Age 76, of Minnetrista, died April 22, 2013 after a valiant fight with cancer. Bill was born in Minneapolis to Elliott and Ellengene Gillespie. Bill was a veteran of the US Army. Following his honorable discharge, he became a Hennepin County Deputy Sheriff. Along with his partner Bill Barry, Bill was chosen to start the first Hennepin County Crime Lab (CSI). Bill was selected to be a WCCO Good Neighbor on several occasions, but nowhere was he a good neighbor more than in his community. He was a Mason. Bill was a talented woodworker, fixer of bicycles and toys, mentor of children, friend to the schools and many local organizations. He was influential in the lives of many generations of neighborhood kids; he was even known to subsidize a prom dress, school trip or laptop in exchange for chores. One of his greatest gifts to his community was the creation of The Gillespie Center in Mound. When the senior citizens were in need of a venue, Bill’s donation made the Center a reality. Bill loved his family and dogs, the Lake, time spent at the cabin, crossword puzzles, “putzing”, cars and gadgets. Bill is preceded in death by his parents, sister and best friend, Gloria Gillespie Anderson and brother-in-law Richard Anderson. He is survived by his niece and her husband Carol and Jim O’Connor and great-nephew Adam O’Connor.

A memorial Service will be held Monday, May 20, 2013 at St. Martin’s by the Lake Episcopal Church at 3:00, followed by reception to celebrate his life. Wear yellow! It was his favorite color.
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Wegner, Michael Age 65, of Osceola, WI. Known as Michael J. ‘Donuts' Douglas of radio fame. Survived by wife, Cassie; daughter, Amy (Jim) Stanton; son, Michael Wegner Jr.; grandsons, Wyatt, Hobey; father, Rudy; sisters, Kitty and Aleta. Family will greet friends 3 to 7 PM Sunday, April 28th at the Grandstrand Funeral Home, Osceola. Grandson Wyatt says "Don't cry too long, he's finally home."

To read more about this 'one of a kind' radio personality, PLEASE CLICK HERE.
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Donald Wendling, Age 87. Survived by wife, Roberta; daughter, Michele; 2 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; sister, Dorothy. Private service. Cremation Society of Minnesota.
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Thomas L. Dickinson, age 78, of N. Mpls. 40 years as a Mpls Fire Fighter, 15 years as Chief of the Dept., died peacefully April 30, 2013 surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer. Preceded in death by wife, Donna; parents, Ernest Sr. and Louise; and sister, Pearl. Survived by sons and daughters, Michael (Debra), Patti (Paul) Granning, Paula (Donn) Batchelder and Mark (Anne); 13 grandchildren; brother, Ernest Jr.; sister, Donna; many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Memorials preferred to donor's choice. Mass of Christian Burial Saturday 5/4/13, 10 AM at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, 5155 Emerson Ave N., Mpls. Interment Gethsemane Cemetery. Visitation one hour prior to service at church and also Friday 5/3/13 from 4-8 PM at: Robbinsdale Chapel 763-537-2333 4239 West Broadway
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Larry Hugh Peterson, age 71, of Mound and Mesa, Ariz., passed away on May 3, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, Niram and Alice Peterson, and sister Joan Skalbeck. He is survived by his wife, Pamela; daughters Susan Lammers, Kerry Glassman and stepdaughter Kristine Kerkies; sister Sharon (Dick) Anderson and Linda (Tom) Bukowski; 10 grand- children; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of his life will be held on Friday, June 7, 2013, at Bethel United Methodist Church, located at 2116 Commerce Blvd. in Mound, from 1 to 3 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the family. A private interment will be held at a later date at Fort Snelling. Huber Funeral and Cremation Service - Mound Chapel.
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Michael J. Miles, born October 22, 1944; passed away June 23, 2013 at age 68. Mike Miles was the youngest of four boys, born in and grew up in Minnesota. Mike attended Hopkins High School and graduated from the University of Minnesota. Mike met Colleen, the love of his life, in the spring of 1971 while volunteering as an instructor for the American Red Cross' Water Safety Instructor Certification (WSI). Over the next 42 years they created many wonderful memories together as well as two sons and a daughter; David (Leslie), Emily (Josh) Davis, and Luke, which in turn led to grandkids Hailey and Kaitlyn, and a grandson on the way. What Mike will be best remembered for is being a great friend and family man. Funeral service Friday, June 28, 10 AM at Calvary Lutheran Church, 7520 Golden Valley Road, Golden Valley. Visitation Thursday 5-7 PM at David Lee Funeral Home, 1220 E Wayzata Blvd and 1 hour before the funeral Friday at church. Interment Summit Park Cemetery. Memorials preferred to the American Red Cross or LaSalle Veteran's Home. David Lee Funeral Home Wayzata 952-473-5577
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Dennis W. Mielke, age 72 of Cologne passed away on Friday, October 21, 2013. Survived by his loving family wife, Doris; children, Cheryl (Colin) Robertson, Tim (Debra) Mielke, Barry (Susan) Mielke, Robin (Kirk) Ney; 12 grandchildren, 1 great-granddaughter. Funeral Mass Tuesday 10:30 A.M. St. Bernard's Catholic Church (210 Church Street East) Cologne. Visitation Monday 4-8 P.M. Johnson Funeral Home Waconia (952) 442-2121 and 1 hour prior to the Mass at church. Interment church cemetery.
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James J. Wick, age 82, of New Prague, died suddenly Saturday, August 17, 2013 while on his morning walk.  Jim was born March 19, 1931 in Luxemburg Township, Stearns County, MN to Henry F. & Mamie (Spaetgens) Wick.  He grew up in Watkins, MN, graduating from Watkins High School.  Jim served in the US Army in the Korean War and after discharge, married Arlene M. Neu on June 7, 1955 in St. Nicholas, MN.  Jim was a deputy for the Hennepin County Sheriff's Dept. He enjoyed playing the concertina and was an avid Minnesota Twins fan.

Jim is survived by his wife, Arlene, children, David (& Jane) Wick and Diane (& Steve) Kehrli all of New Prague; 5 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Lorraine Neu of Cold Spring, and Betty (& Paul) Nelson of Atwater.  He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Douglas Wick at age 14; siblings, Ambrosita Weber, Donald Wick, Ralph Wick.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 11:00 AM at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in New Prague with Fr. Kevin Clinton officiating.  Visitation will be held that morning at Bruzek Funeral Home from 9 - 11 AM.  Military rites will be conducted.  Burial will occur at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.  Lunch will follow mass at the KC Hall prior to burial.
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Senator Rodney 'Rod' D. Grams, age 65, of Crown, Minnesota. Former news anchor and producer in Great Falls, Montana, Wausau, Wisconsin, Rockford, Illinois and KMSP-TV in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota. US Congressman from 1993- 1995, US Senator from 1995-2001. Preceded in death by father Morgan, brother Gary, and grandson Blake. Survived by wife Christine, daughters Michelle (Greg) Bauer, Tammy (John) Roberts, Rhiannon (Keith) Kiffmeyer, son Morgan Grams, mother Audrey Grams, 8 grandchildren, 1 great- granddaughter, 2 step grandchildren, sisters Linda Jones, Pam (Bill) Goodrich, Lana (Assad) Awaijane, Sheila Decker, Patty Nichols, Barb (Tom) Vogtlin, brother Greg (Cheryl) Grams, half-brother Michael (Lyubov) Grams, half-sister Andrea (John) Craft, and former wife Laurel Grams. Funeral Service 11 AM, Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at Zion Lutheran Church of Crown. Visitation 4-7 PM Monday AT THE CHURCH, 7515 269th Ave. NW, St. Francis. Memorials preferred to the Crown Christian Day School. Carlson-Lillemoen Funeral Home; 763-689-2244.

To read more about Rod, PLEASE CLICK HERE.
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Skip Loescher, age 71,veteran WCCO-TV and CNN News Correspondent, passed away at his home in Annapolis, Maryland on Friday, October 4, 2013. Loescher was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease four years ago. In addition to his love of family, Loescher loved dogs, hockey and baseball. He worked with the Humane Society and Chow Rescue and rooted for the Washington Capitals and the Washington Nationals. Loescher was a bright, hard working and caring man with a great sense of humor who will be missed by his family, friends and fans. He is survived by his wife, his mother-in-law Phyllis Beadle, his five children and their spouses and 13 grandchildren . . . Nick, Aiden, Sophia, Will, Emma, Nicole, Tyler, Sean, Christian, Julia, Alex, Kate and Ellie. A memorial service for Loescher will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the National Parkinson's Foundation or the SPCAS.

To read more about Skip, PLEASE CLICK HERE.
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James Andrew Graven, Age 87, of Longville, formerly Plymouth, MN, passed away on October 4, 2013 of natural causes. Jim is preceded in death by his wife Joan, his siblings and parents. Jim was born in Hutchinson, MN on Sept. 24, 1926. He graduated from Hutchinson HS and continued his education at Luther College, obtaining a teaching degree in Social Studies and Physical Education. He served in the United States Army from 1945-1946. Jim was married to Joan Dayton on June 11, 1950, and enjoyed 50 years of marriage. Jim worked as a teacher, coach and athletic director with the Wayzata Public School District for over 30 years. Throughout his life, he held the relationships developed with colleagues, athletes and friends in high regard. He enjoyed the cabin, fishing and family. Jim is survived by children, Christine (Kurt), Rebecca (Ed), James (Fran); grandchildren, Joanna, Jonathan (Julie), Sarah (Eric), Bethany (Kris) Elizabeth and Jack; great grandchildren, Becca, Brennan, Brady and Kellan and other family and friends. The memorial service will be held on Thursday, October 17 at 11:00 AM. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at Vision of Glory Church, 13200 Highway 55 Plymouth, MN 55441. Pastor Leland Evenson will be officiating. Private burial will follow at Ft. Snelling Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Wayzata Athletic Association, Vision of Glory Church, and Struthers Parkinson's Center. David Lee Funeral Home Wayzata 952-473-5577
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Purdy, Lorraine 92, of Mpls., passed away on Sept. 25, 2013. Born in Wells, MN on 5/24/21, preceded in death by parents George and Emma Purdy, dear friend Janice Johnson and her beloved feline companion, Lila Peka. Lorraine was loved and admired by all who knew her, especially her young students in the Wayzata School District, where she taught music for 38 years, retiring in 1984. At Widsten Elementary school, she established and directed the first Boys Choir. She happily tamed this group of sometimes unruly 4th, 5th, 6th grade boys, and in return they sang their hearts out for her. Music was her life and this young Boys Choir became her passion. The choir performed many concerts and was especially honored to be invited to sing at the state convention of the Minnesota Music Educators. The choir earned her the respect and admiration, not only from grateful parents and colleagues, but from the boys themselves, many of whom continued to keep in touch with her. She graduated from St. Olaf College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in music education. Lorraine was a member of the St. Olaf Choir. She told many interesting stories of the young Olaf Christianson taking over the directorship of this already well known choir from his famous father, F. Melius Christianson. She continued her education, earning a Master of Arts degree from the MacPhail College of Music. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, Society of Career Woman Teachers, National Education Association, Music Educators National Conference, and Wayzata Association of Retired Educators. The Minnesota Music Educators Association, where she held several offices, honored her in 1985 for her "42 years of teaching the art of music to our youth." She was also honored as Teacher of the Year and WCCO's Good Neighbor. She was a longtime member of Westminster Presbyterian Church where she sang in the choir for 39 years. In her retirement she rekindled a love of her hobby of creating and collecting dollhouse miniatures. The hobby became a new passion as she joined forces with a good friend who had begun a miniature business. She began making exquisite tiny furniture and window treatments that found their way into collections all over the world. She pursued this new endeavor for 15 years, until a sudden stroke at age 80, ended this second career, but not her always positive spirit. Lorraine was proud of her Norwegian heritage and delighted friends at Christmas with gifts of lefse, krumkakke and rosettes. She was an incredible friend, always steadfast and loyal, and always reaching out to keep in touch. She was an amazing lady who loved life, music and friends without number. She will be greatly missed by special friends, Dureen and Rick Ruff family, Rita and Dave Docter family, Anita Milnes, cousins Sharon Hegna, Karen Hegna, Douglas (Lois) Purdy, many other friends and family and the loving staff of the Jones-Harrison Residence. Memorial service Saturday, Nov. 2 at 11 AM followed by a luncheon at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 12th and Marquette in downtown Mpls. Interment at Westminster Columbarium. Memorials preferred to Westminster Presbyterian Church. David Lee Funeral Home Wayzata 952-473-5577
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Henry A. Haarala, of Robbinsdale. Retired Captain the the Hennepin County Sheriff's Dept. Survived by beloved wife, Beverly of 58 years of marriage; sons, Greg and Bradly (Jayne); grand- children, Jordan and Benjamin; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Interment Glen Haven Cemetery. Funeral service Wednesday 10/30/13, 11 AM, visitation Tuesday 5-8 PM and 1 hour prior to service at: Glen Haven Chapel 763-533-8643 5125 W. Broadway
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James R. Trudeau, Age 73, of Forest Lake, died on November 16, 2013 surrounded by his family. Jim was the Chief of Police of Forest Lake, Sheriff of Washington County and Executive Director of the Minnesota Sheriffs' Association. Preceded in death by parents, Fran and Kay Trudeau; brother, Jack Trudeau; granddaughter, Isabella. Survived by his loving wife, Carol; children, Kelly (Jim) Novak, Kari (Pat) Munson, Kristi (Ken) Capeti, Dan (Rebecca) Trudeau, Brent (Jenna) Boyd, Laura (Dave) Boyd Beise, and Aimee (John) Hulsing; 15 grandchildren; Lauren, Taylor, Packy, Lexi, Hunter, Haley, Maura, Jack, Mason, Maya, Gavin, Iris, Hazel, Owen, Evie; sister, Kathy Rone; nephews, Scott (Linda) Trudeau, Jack Trudeau, Kevin (JoAnn) Trudeau, Mike (Kelly) Trudeau and Jonanthon Linner, and many other family and friends. Visitation 4-8 PM Friday, November 22nd at Roberts Family Funeral Home, 555 Centennial Drive, Forest Lake. Funeral Service 11 AM Saturday, November 23rd at Maranatha Assembly of God, 24799 Forest Blvd, Forest Lake, with visitation one hour prior to service. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Lakes Area Youth Service Bureau, 244 N. Lake Street, Forest Lake, co-founded by Jim in 1977.
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C. Paul Lindholm, 1926-2014 Lake Independence-Maple Plain, Minnesota, Born to Paul Fabricius and Laura Marie Lindholm in the old Lee Hospital, Watertown, MN. Survived by wife of 65 years, Marlys; children, Paul F. Lindholm II of Sydney, Australia, Elizabeth (Doug) Pederson of Bryn Mar, Minneapolis, Peter F. (Stacey) Lindholm of Medina; brother, Wallace (Irma) Lindholm of Glenwood City, Wisconsin; grandchildren, Whitney Thornton of Milwaukee, Oliver and Frederik Lindholm of Sydney, Australia, Conner, Jensen and Halle Lindholm of Medina; and special nieces, Kristen (Mitch) Avery and Laurie (Donald) DeVeau. Graduate of Mound Consolidated High School in 1944, attended the University of Minnesota and River Falls State after service in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. At Mound High he was Student Council President, played basketball (6'7") center in the old Lake Conference. Was selected all conference in addition to calling the signals as end on the Mound Mohawk Football team. A banker's son, Paul followed his father's career choice joining Northwestern National Bank, now Wells Fargo, retiring as Sr. Vice-President after many years as head of the Correspondent Bank Department. Retired President and Chairman of the Bank of Maple Plain following the death of his father. Past President of Minnesota Banker's Association from 1976-77. Chairman American Bankers Association. Correspondent Bank Committee. Elected Hennepin County Park Board Commissioner serving 8 years from 1966-74. Founding member and first chairman of Ridgeview Hospital Foundation starting the annual Golf Tournament Fund Raiser at Island View Country Club, Waconia. Served on the first Planning Commission, City of Maple Plain and helped initiate the Maple Plain Industrial Park. Past Commander of Paul Stinson American Legion Post 514 of Maple Plain, conducting the Memorial Day services for 16 years and also past President of the American Legion and Auxiliary Heart Foundation. A first generation American of Norwegian and Danish heritage, he was an international board member of the Rebild National Park Society, a US-DK Friendship organization which has celebrated the 4th of July since 1912 in Denmark, the largest such celebration outside the U.S.A. Honored as Mayor for a Day in Aalborg, Denmark's 3rd largest City in 1996. Memberships include Vesterheim Museum,Torsk Klubben, Mound Masonic Lodge No. 320 and the Shrine Zuhrah Temple. Member of Wayzata Country, Lafayette Country Club. Past member of the Minneapolis Club and Birnam Wood Country Club, Santa Barbara, California. A man for all seasons with many hobbies including bee keeping, gardening, making wine, smoking turkeys, entertaining and enjoying his time-shares, Cabo, Kauai and Marco Island. Paul was a proud lifetime member of Christ Lutheran Church in Maple Plain where he served as treasurer for 20 years. Memorial service Friday, April 4, at 11:00 AM at Christ Lutheran Church, 5084 Main Street East, Maple Plain with a reception following at Wayzata Country Club. Visitation 1 hour prior to service. Memorials to Christ Lutheran Church or Alzheimer's Association. David Lee Funeral Home Wayzata 952-473-5577
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Haven J. Lucas, age 66 of Robbinsdale. Haven was proud of being a "North Sider", a graduate of Ascension School and De La Salle High School. He was a retired Henepin County Sheriff 's Deputy, and a long time Blake School football coach. Preceded in death by parents, Alvin and Elaine Lucas. Survived by wife of 44 years, Marcia; children, Eric (Melissa) Lucas, Katie (Tony) Goodwin, Jodi (Lance) Voelker; grandchildren, Ben and Mitchell Lucas, Myla and Van Haven Voelker; siblings, Nick (Anita), Joan (Doug) Houpt, Peggy Lucas and Paul Lucas Mass of Christian Burial Monday 1:00 PM at the Church of the Ascension, 1723 Bryant Ave. North. Visitation Sunday 3-7 PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 7300 42nd Ave. North and one hour prior to Mass at Church. In Lieu of flowers memorials preferred to Ascension Church. NEW HOPE, MN 763-531-1777
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James Andrew Graven Age 87, of Longville, formerly Plymouth, MN, passed away on October 4, 2013 of natural causes. Jim is preceded in death by his wife Joan, his siblings and parents. Jim was born in Hutchinson, MN on Sept. 24, 1926. He graduated from Hutchinson HS and continued his education at Luther College, obtaining a teaching degree in Social Studies and Physical Education. He served in the United States Army from 1945-1946. Jim was married to Joan Dayton on June 11, 1950, and enjoyed 50 years of marriage. Jim worked as a teacher, coach and athletic director with the Wayzata Public School District for over 30 years. Throughout his life, he held the relationships developed with colleagues, athletes and friends in high regard. He enjoyed the cabin, fishing and family. Jim is survived by children, Christine (Kurt), Rebecca (Ed), James (Fran); grandchildren, Joanna, Jonathan (Julie), Sarah (Eric), Bethany (Kris) Elizabeth and Jack; great grandchildren, Becca, Brennan, Brady and Kellan and other family and friends. The memorial service will be held on Thursday, October 17 at 11:00 AM. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at Vision of Glory Church, 13200 Highway 55 Plymouth, MN 55441. Pastor Leland Evenson will be officiating. Private burial will follow at Ft. Snelling Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Wayzata Athletic Association, Vision of Glory Church, and Struthers Parkinson's Center. David Lee Funeral Home Wayzata 952-473-5577
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Myrna F. Renner, age 84, of Glenwood, MN, died March 10, 2014, at Glacial Ridge Hospital in Glenwood. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM on March 15th at the Hoplin- Hitchcock Funeral Home Chapel in Glenwood with visitation one hour before. Interment: Glenwood Lutheran Cemetery. Myrna Faye Renner (Halverson) was born on December 15th, 1929 in Fosston, MN. With her parents, Claire and Bertha (Schippel) Halverson, she resided in Fosston, on a farm near Spooner, WI, Minneapolis, and ultimately Spring Park. In the back yard of her parents Minnetonka home, her sixty-four year marriage to Herman Joseph Renner III began. She became the "flower of his life." With Herman, her journey went to Island Park to Wayzata to Orono to Bruno then to Glenwood. Other than the farm in Spooner, she resided her entire life in Minnesota. A lifelong artist, Myrna was never without inspiration. Sketching and painting her entire life, Myrna always had a vision for her next work, be it a portrait or a landscape. Only one painting remains unfinished. Her personality may best be summed up by a message just received: "I did not know her well, yet the times I saw her and spoke with her, she imparted such a strong image: of a most gracious and quiet lady of large intellect and artistic talent - yet unimposing in the meekest of demeanors. May her eternal rest be your joy, and your memories be the stronger and the fonder as time begets its favor." Myrna is survived by husband Herman J. Renner III; brother: Kurt Halverson; sons: Ronald D. Renner (Diane) and Douglas B. Renner (Vinca); daughters: Carolyn S. Stevenson and Suzanne G. Wolfgram. She is also survived by eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Myrna was preceded in death by parents: Claire and Bertha (Schippel) Halverson; sisters: Mavis Halverson and Muriel Becker; daughter: Marianne Faye Beavers. Myrna will always be remembered for making the best of what life handed her and her positive nature. Condolences:

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