Today’s Obituaries Thursday, January 17, 2019

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Charles A. Anderson

Anderson, Charles A. August 16, 1944 - December 2, 2018 Son of Alfred & Kathryn Anderson. Class of '62, Spring Lake Park. Known pianist & teacher, believer of our Lord Jesus, cross country trucker. Survivors: wife, Jo Henri, Emily, Nathan, Lynnea, Sara, John, spouses, 12 grandchildren, sister, Mary Jo Moberg & family. Celebrate Saturday, January 26, 2019, 1 PM, The Church in Brooklyn Park, 6241 Old W Broadway, Brooklyn Park MN 55428.


Norman Anderson

Anderson, Norman Age 79, husband of Eileen, of Glencoe, died Tues., Jan. 15. Funeral Service Sat. Jan. 19, 11 AM at St. John's Lutheran Church, 216 McLeod Ave. N., Plato. Visitation Sat. Jan 19, two hours prior to the service at the church. mcbridechapel.com


William P. Andres

Andres, William P. Age 65, passed away on January 12, 2019. He will be deeply missed by family and loved ones. Memorial service will be held 10:30 am Saturday January 19, 2019, Corcoran City Hall, 8200 Co. Rd 116, Corcoran MN 55340. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred.


Frank Hawthorne Bentz

Bentz, Frank Hawthorne October 15, 1930December 31, 2018 INDIANAPOLIS, IN A child of the Great Depression (but never poor in spirit!), Frank was born on October 15, 1930 in Clawson, Michigan, to Seward Huntington Bentz and Regina (Rohrman) Bentz. The "baby brother" to five siblings (Bob, Rich, Carol, Elaine and Stu), he earned the moniker of "favorite uncle" to several nieces and nephews who sought out and were influenced by what they saw as his playful, loving and thoughtful nature. They remember him as "providing solace, laughter, perspective" and as "spreading hope, wisdom and insight." He was often their rock of dependable support. Family was Frank's most valued and cherished asset. He and his first love, Melba (Ehm) Bentz were the proud and loving parents of three children: Deb (Mark) Gervais; Craig (Kristine) Bentz; Denise (Derrick) Disney. He was blessed with six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter: Dr. Josh (Morgan) Bell; Jake Bell; Kali Disney, Dr. Cameron Bentz; Corbin Bentz; Matt (Cherri) Gervais; Rachel (Dan) Commerford; and Hannah Commerford. When Frank married Jody Peloza Bowman in 1994, he embraced stepson Blake A. Bowman in whose life he played an integral part. Frank left a deeply embedded, loving legacy as a man of integrity, father, mentor, spiritual guide, character builder and all - around role model. Frank served in the U.S. Army in post-WWII France decommissioning American war materiel. Frank was driven by a tireless work ethic whether focusing on: home- related projects; using the masonry skills taught to him by his father to establish the Bentz Chimney Company which supported his young and growing family and paid his way through college and grad school; or co-founding Bentz Whaley Flessner (BWF), an internationally known fundraising and consulting firm headquartered in Minneapolis. During his tenure at BWF, Frank worked with colleges, universities, medical centers and other non-profit organizations to identify and launch successful philanthropic strategies. He was particularly proud of BWF's leadership and his personal involvement with Lee Iacocca to secure donors for the national campaign to renovate and preserve the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. In "retirement" Frank was recruited by St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis (national flagship of the then Daughters of Charity Health System, now Ascension Health) to revitalize the Hospital Foundation. Under his energetic leadership, the Foundation created innovative philanthropic programs that targeted mission-driven priorities of the Hospital. Frank's persuasive and personal approach to prospective donors and his dedication to relationship- building established a diversified, generous and loyal donor base. His achievements over the years did not go unrecognized, as he was frequently lauded with public awards from mayors, governors, corporate executives, academic leaders, fellow fundraising colleagues and professional organizations. Not surprisingly, an abiding faith in God centered Frank and defined his life, both personal and professional. He was a spiritual advocate in his home and workplace, as well as an active participant and leader in churches in Michigan, Minnesota and Indiana, his last affiliation being with St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Indianapolis. His faith defined and extended to his love of nature to which he was drawn. Among other sites, he considered The Boundary Waters, the mountains and streams of Colorado and Lake Michigan as his churches in the wild. A gathering to celebrate Frank's life is scheduled on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Feeney Hornak Shadeland Mortuary, 1307 North Shadeland Ave., Indianapolis; IN. Special and grateful blessings are due Dr. Robert H. Love and Dr. Stephen Knaus who not only cared for Frank, but also cared about him. Also, thank you to the staffs of Willow Lake Place, MyMoble MD and Harbor Light Hospice, both of Indianapolis. Do a random act of kindness in Frank's honor and / or consider a contribution to his favorite charity: St. Vincent Hospital Foundation, 8402 Harcourt Road, Suite 210, Indianapolis, IN 46260. Condolences: feeneyhornakshadeland.com


Stephen Jerald Bonine

Bonine, Stephen Jerald Of Eagan, Minnesota passed away on January 12, 2019 at the age of 63. Steve was born & raised in St. Paul. He attended Immaculate Heart of Mary grade school and graduated from Cretin High School. He spent the last 22 years working within the Minneapolis school district at Armatage Montessori and Lyndale Community School. He found a second home and family with his co-workers. Steve's personable nature was perfectly matched with a career working with children. Kids gravitated toward him, and he earned their trust and respect. Steve adored his daughter, Jessica. She never let him get away with anything and he was her biggest fan. He cherished the time he spent with his grandchildren, Clayton, Nolan, Claira, and Owen, with living room sleepovers, make-overs, and rocket launching. Steve was an original. A classic. His unassuming nature allowed him to get away with the endless pranks and jabs he took against his son-in-law, Chad, his brothers and sisters and in-laws. He could make his mother, Sally, shake her head, cover her eyes, and grin all at the same time. They all delivered right back and no one laughed harder than Steve, even if at his own expense. Affectionately known by his nieces and nephews as Uncle Buck, he never turned down an opportunity to make someone laugh. His larger than life personality filled the room all while having the unique ability to make everyone feel like his favorite. Steve is survived by his daughter, Jessica (nee Pfeffer) Chad Sanders, of Woodbury; grandchildren Clayton, Nolan, Claira and Owen; his mother, Sally Miller of Roseville; his siblings Bruce (Michelle) of Roseville; Sue (Dan) Sprick of Eagan; Patty (Mike) Kirchner of Shoreview, Craig of Cottage Grove and Barb (Mark) Newman of New Brighton; his aunt Sue Weleczki of Roseville; and 18 nieces and nephews and 21 great nieces and nephews; and his dozen cousins. Preceding him in death, father Richard Miller; grandparents Vera Laffen, Rudolph and Mary Bonine. A special family thank you to Steve's partner-in-crime at Arma-tage, Joan Franks, for her twenty years of friendship with Steve, and for graciously guiding and supporting his family through this process. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 19th at the Armatage Montessori School Auditorium, 2501 West 56th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55410. The day of celebration will begin with visitation at 10:00am and the Memorial Service to begin at 11:00am. Luncheon to follow. Our family is so grateful for your kind words, condolences and blessings. Simple Traditions by Bradshaw 651-767-9333 simpletraditions.com


Marian Brown

Brown, Marian age 92 passed away peacefully on December 29, 2018. She was born on October 22, 1926 in Minneapolis. Preceded in death by her mother Elvina Cobb, stepfather Walter Cobb, sister Genevieve Nelson, husband Howard Brown and son Michael Brown. Eldore "Bud" Nelson, brother. Marian is survived by her sons Ronald (Dawn), Howard Jr. (Catherine), Mitchell (Karen), Harold "Pete" (Marilyn), her daughter Genevieve (Michael) Smith. She is also survived by her grandchildren Bruce, Ronald Jr., Howard IV, Christina, Benjamin, Marlo (Theron) Green, Mitchell Jr. (LaDonna), Melissa, Melinda, Nathan, Kelsey, Kortina (Rajiem), Jeffrey (Molly), Michael (Stephanie) Dunn and daughter-in-law Toni Brown. She is survived by 19 great grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren. We would like to mention the honorary children Stan Knox, Billy Vaughn and Ruthann Nix. Life long neighbors the Grissam family. She will be missed immensely by many. Mom worked a variety of jobs, she was 2nd cook at the 620 Club that was on block E before it was Moby Dicks. She also worked in the kitchen at Lutheran Deaconess Hospital. She also worked at Hospital Linen Service. Then she decided to go back to Lutheran Deaconess Hospital as a Central Supply Clerk. From here she decided to retire. Mom enjoyed life to the fullest. She always enjoyed boating with her husband and children. Going to the cabin in Emily, MN. She loved to go on trips, with her husband they went to Gardena, CA and Chicago, IL. She has gone on many trips with her children. In 1989 she had decided that she had enough with MN winters and moved to CA to be with her daughter and her family. She loved living in CA, she had too much time on her hands so she decided to get a part time job at the local high school as a cafeteria helper. The kids just loved having her around as she was the ultimate jokester! In 1997 it was decided to move back to MN, she was very upset with her daughter. But she agreed to move back. Here she again started to travel, she enjoyed going on the bowling trips. She was a great cheerleader for her bowling teams. She was an avid embroiderer, she made beautiful baby blankets. Service to be held on Friday 1/18/19 at noon with the visitation starting at 11am at Brookdale Covenant Church located at 5139 Brooklyn Blvd, Brooklyn Center, MN 55429. Interment will be at Crystal Lake Cemetery, Minneapolis following the service.


Cassandra Yvette Brown-Blasingame

Brown-Blasingame, Cassandra Yvette of Brooklyn Park passed away at age 52 on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. Cassandra will be deeply missed by her mother, Yvonne Brown of Glenwood Illinois; daughters, Tanisha La'Shaun Brown-Blasingame and Roshandra Michelle Brown-Blasingame of Brooklyn Park Minnesota; and brother, Iris Brown of Frisco Texas. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 19th, 2019 at 11:00AM at Estes Funeral Chapel Inc, 2210 Plymouth Ave N, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55411. Memorials can be sent to Estes Funeral Chapel.


Jacalyn 'Jackie' Buschta

Buschta, Jacalyn "Jackie" Died January 14, 2019 at her home in Minneapolis. Most recently, Jackie was employed by Medica Health Plans, Hopkins MN. Cremation has taken place and there will be a memorial service later this year in Center, ND. BuehlerLarson.com


Marshall Vernon 'Marty' Carlson

Carlson, Marshall "Marty" Vernon Age 91, of York Gardens, Edina. Marty was born in Chicago, IL. He grew up in Des Moines, IA and moved to Bloomington, MN in 1963 where he lived for 45 years. Marshall was preceded in death by parents, Lesley J. and Mildred Carlson, Sr., wife, Harriett Lee (Lautenbach) and brother, Lesley J. Carlson, Jr. (Ruth). Survived by daughters Deanna Carlson (Gary Carter) and Paula Carlson (Michael Goldstein), grandchildren Ben Carter and Marie. Marty was a multi-letterman at East High in Des Moines and Drake University. He played professional baseball for the Yankees organization and was a career teacher and coach at Bloomington Lincoln and Jefferson. In retirement he became a certified USPTA tennis instructor and studied ballroom dancing. He was a cherished family caregiver, accomplished pianist, avid Vikings and Gophers fan and loved playing golf. Celebration of Life on Mon., Jan. 21. Visitation at 1 p.m., service at 2 p.m. and reception following. Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel, 5000 W 50th St, Edina, MN 55436, Phone: (952) 920-3996. Memorials preferred to AUSM, Autism Society of Minnesota.


Bette Jane Eccles

Eccles, Bette Jane age 97 Born in Milnor ND to Henry and Harriet Niesen passed away peacefully at her home in Maple Grove on Saturday January 12, 2019. Preceded in death by her parents; sister, Lucille; husband, Lloyd; son, Jon. Loving mother to Mary Hano (Randy) of Long Beach, CA, Brian and Jeff (Dianne). Also survived by daughter-in-law, Pamela Eccles; grandchildren, Shana Hytjan (Nate), Shelby Ferguson (Eric), Kelsey Miller, Robben Hano; great grandbaby Ferguson due April 2019; caregiver and special friend Suz. Bette will be lovingly remembered for her quick wit, sense of humor, love of horses, books, the daily crossword and writing the date on everything. Per Bette's wishes, a private memorial will be held by family. Gearty-Delmore 763-553-1411 gearty-delmore.com