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Friday, August 22, 2014
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Lorraine Alice Bittman

Bittman, Lorraine Alice (Bishop) February 21, 1922 - August 19, 2014. Survived by husband, Harry E. Bittman; daughter, Janet L. Bittman (William Kumpf); sons, William C. Bittman (Barbara) and Scott E. Bittman (Lisa); sisters, Dolores Olson (DuWayne) and Marlene Held (Arthur); 9 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by sister, Maxine Widing Kragness. Memorial Service 10:00 AM Monday, Aug. 25 at Friendship Village, 8100 Highwood Drive, Bloomington. Memorials to American Cancer Society or Friendship Village Clergy Fund. National Cremation 612-869-3418

Clair D. Bonnette

Bonnette, Clair (Buzz) D. 62, of Blaine, MN, passed away surrounded by family in his home on Tues., Aug. 5, 2014. Buzz will be remembered for his love of family, sense of humor, his generosity, story-telling abilities, and the many years he dedicated to coaching youth sports. He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd & Elizabeth; father-in-law, David Christensen; sister, Mary and brother-in-law, Howard. Survived by his wife, Renee, of 38 years; son, Anthony (Tracy) Bonnette of Ramsey, MN; daughter, Sarah (David) Mack of Blaine, MN; grandchildren, Dylan, Dawson and Corbin; brother, Charles (Carol) Bonnette of Princeton, MN; mother-in-law, Kathleen Christensen of Blaine, MN; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives & friends. A Celebration of Life will be held at Kingswood Church, 1264 109th Ave NE, Blaine, MN, August 23, 2014 at 11 AM. Visitation 30 minutes prior to service.

Scott H. Bowers

Bowers, Scott H. passed away 08/19/2014. Memorial to be held at 2073 Nebraska Ave E, St Paul, Saturday, 08/23/2014, 1pm.

Margaret J. Bramsen

Bramsen, Margaret J. Age 75, of Mpls, passed away peacefully on August 19, 2014. Preceded in death by her husband, Edward. Survived by children, Michelle (Jeff) Ingersoll, Michael (Jenny) Bramsen; grandchildren, Ian Ingersoll, Kayla and Kendra Bram-sen. Memorial service 1 PM Friday, Aug. 22, with visitation beginning at 12 noon, Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church, 50th & Knox Ave S., Mpls. Private interment Lakewood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred. Edina Chapel 952-920-3996

Pericles C. Caranicas

Caranicas, Pericles C. 78, of Minneapolis, passed away on August 19, 2014 - sixty years to the day after immigrating to the United States. Born in Volos, Greece, Perry grew up in Athens during the German occupation and came to the U.S. on a Fulbright scholarship. He earned bachelor's and master's degrees in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota and went on to work as a quality control consultant for General Mills, Heinz and many other companies. Perry played a significant role in state DFL politics. He attended his first precinct caucus in 1968, in south Minneapolis, to support the anti-war movement. In 1974, he served as a delegate from the 5th Congressional District to the Democratic National Party Issues Conference in Kansas City. He also attended the 1976 Democratic Convention in New York. Perry worked closely with Congressman Donald Fraser and was a national officer of Americans for Democratic Action. He became a master of the Walking sub-caucus, always pacing near the microphone with his worry beads. Survivors include Doris (Folkedal), his wife of 56 years; sons Andrew (Pamela Schmid) and Charles (Susan Kaplan); grandsons Samuel, Benjamin and Elias; and brother John (Krino). A memorial reception will be held this Saturday, 2-5, at Kafe 421, 421 14th Ave. SE, Minneapolis. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National MS Society, Upper Midwest chapter.

Warren Calvin Ditch

Ditch, Warren Calvin Age 93 of Minnetonka, passed away Aug. 18, 2014 surrounded by family. Warren is loved and will be deeply missed by his family and friends. Warren was born near Ryder, ND March 1, 1921 to Silas and Sadie (Graham) Ditch as the youngest of five sons. He was preceded in death by his son, Warren (Skip) Ditch Jr., his brothers, Stuart, Grant, and Raymond and his parents. Warren served on a Navy aircraft carrier in the South China Sea during World War II. He started his own kitchen remodeling business and spent the rest of his career with the Minneapolis Housing & Redevelopment Authority and later Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation (GMHC). He is survived by his wife Martha (Harmel) Ditch, daughters Cheryl Ditch and Deborah (Kent) Cutkomp, grandson Andrew Cutkomp, brother Donald (Ermella) Ditch of Winona and many nieces and nephews. Funeral service Saturday, 8/23/14 at 11:00 AM with visitation one hour prior at Wooddale Church, 6630 Shady Oak Road, Eden Prairie. Luncheon to follow. Interment Lakewood Cemetery. Edina Chapel 952-920-3996

Edward L. Erickson

Erickson, Edward L. age 84, of Andover. Full notice Sunday. Survived by wife, Barbara Mack. Coon Rapids Chapel 763-767-1000

Carol J. Haima

Haima, Carol J. age 77 of Robbinsdale, formerly of North Mpls. Funeral service Mon. 11:00 AM at Gearty-Delmore Robbinsdale Chapel, 3888 W. Broadway, Robbinsdale. Interment Swedish Covenant Cemetery, Clear Lake, Wis. Visitation one hour prior to the service at the funeral chapel. Gearty-Delmore 763-537-4511

William Haley

Haley, William "Bill" Age 84 of Apple Valley. Passed away peacefully August 19th, 2014. Survived by loving wife of 60 years, Pat; children, Thomas (Rusty), Sheila (Greg) Pietig, Diane (Jeff) Clapp and Karen (Brad) Clausen; 8 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. Long-time employee of Emrich Bakery. Visitation 10 AM, Memorial Mass 11 AM Sat., Aug. 23 at Church of the Risen Savior, 1501 E. Co. Rd. 42, Burnsville. Private interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Grant F. Hipp

Hipp, Grant F. Age 88, of Apple Valley, previously of Bloomington went home to be with his Creator and Savior on August 19, 2014. Navy Veter-an. Attended Bethel College where he met his wife Helen, graduated from St. Thomas. Preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Clara Hipp, sisters Jeanette Raudenbush, Donna Magnus, and infant son. Survived by wife of 67 years Helen, sons Jim Hipp, Gary Hipp (Merri Lee), Terry Hipp (Dayna Kaplan) and daughter Cyndi Webb (Gary Webb). Surviving Grandchildren are Sam Hipp (Lauren), Carissa Barden (Jeff), Jenessa (Hipp) Jensen, Zechariah Hipp, Jesse Webb, Kailey Webb and great grandchild Scarlet Hipp. Funeral service Sunday, 8/24/14 at 3:00 pm at Hillside Church, 4300 W 98th St, Bloomington (952-831-5050), with visitation one hour prior. Refreshments following. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Hillside Church or Navigators: Discipling for Development. Bloomington Chapel (952) 884-8145 Arrangements by Albin Chapel

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