Today’s Obituaries Friday, November 15, 2019

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Dr. Kurt Anton Amplatz

Amplatz, Dr. Kurt Anton Born February 25, 1924 Died November 6, 2019 Memorial for Dr. Kurt Anton Amplatz Liturgy of Resurrection Saturday, November 16 at 11am Saint Maron Church 602 University Avenue NE, Mpls Visitation from 10 to 11am


Alice Elizabeth (Schubert) Auer

Auer, Alice Elizabeth (Schubert) age 89 of St. Louis Park died on Nov. 11, 2019. Survived by husband of 65 years, Raymond; siblings, Phil Schubert and Mary Schubert; children, Terri (Kevin) Bosley, Ken (Cindy) Auer, Monica (Gary) Nickles, Len (Maeve) Auer, Steve (Barb) Auer, Mike Auer, Jane (Phil) Schipper, John (Mary) Auer; and 16 grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Mon. Nov. 18, 2019 at The St. Joseph Catholic Community Historic Little Church, 13015 Rockford Rd., Plymouth, MN 55441. Visitation 1 hr. prior to Mass at church. Interment at Gethsemane Cemetery. GILLBROTHERS.com New Hope, MN (763) 531-1777


Ruth Brueske, R.N.

Brueske, Ruth, R.N. Age 94, passed away Oct. 1. Preceded by husband, Layton, infant daughter and infant son. Survived by son Stephen (Leslie) and daughter Susan. No services per Ruth's request. John 3:16


Thomas Harrington

Harrington, Thomas Age 79, of Plymouth, peacefully passed away November 7, 2019. Preceded in death by wife, Doreen and brother, Albert. He will be deeply missed by his children, Thomas (Heidi), Todd (Nicole), and Denise (Joseph); grandchildren, Faith, Chanelle, Shana, Brianna; great-granddaughters, Nevaeh, Adalyn, Lilyana; sister, Shirley and many relatives and good friends. A memorial service will be held Monday, November 18th at Cremation Society of MN, 7835 Brooklyn Blvd., Brooklyn Park with a visitation beginning at 4PM and service at 6PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred.


Jenell K. Hendry

Hendry, Jenell K. 52 of Glenwood, MN formerly of White Bear Lake, MN passed away Monday, October 14, 2019 at the St. Cloud Hospital. A Memorial Service celebrating her life will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at Restoration Church in Glenwood with visitation starting at 10:00am and service following at 11:00 am.


Estelle Blunt King

King, Estelle Blunt Died peacefully in her sleep at her home in Wayzata, Minnesota on November 7, 2019. Estelle was born on July 13, 1930 in Evanston and raised in Winnetka, Illinois, the second child of John and Barbara Blunt. She was preceded in death by her parents and her older sister, Barbara Ann Coughlin, and is survived by her younger brother, John Blunt. She is also survived by her four sons, Peter, Johnny, Clifford, and Jack Noble and their families. Estelle has eight grandchildren, Clinton, Natalie, Arin, Luke, Asher, Nicholas, Benjamin, and Lauren, and two great-grandchildren, Isaiah and another on the way. Other dear family and friends include all the Coughlins, Blunts, Landons, Kahns, Stell's beloved cousin Lefty (Mary Dailey), Doreen and Sarah Mallett, Anna Lou Ford, Mary Jeanne Bowen, and numerous Heathcote neighbors. Especially dear to Estelle are the children of her second husband, the Reverend Harold King: Todd, Avis, Lydia and their families. If we missed your name, if you knew and loved this woman, add your name to the list perhaps in a whisper. Estelle married John Noble in 1954. They moved to Minnesota, Idylwood Road in Hopkins and Heathcote Drive in Deephaven, had four boys and raised them as avid Vikings and Twins fans. Estelle loved sports of all kinds. She was a golfer, canoer, kayaker, horse-back rider, and above all, a swimmer. Estelle swam one mile non-stop three times a week for decades and completed the 5-mile swim from Excelsior to Wayzata many times. She loved cats, and with her sister-in-law (and best friend) Sally Partridge Noble Kahn founded a business, "The Cat House", a gift shop for cat lovers. Estelle graduated from North Shore Country Day School (High School Diploma), Briarcliff College (Associate Degree), and Northwestern University (Bachelor of Science in Psychology). She was an active member of Wayzata Community Church, a volunteer at The Hammer School and The Junior League, and a member of Woodhill and Lafayette Country Clubs. A Memorial service will be held at Wayzata Community Church, 125 Wayzata Blvd East, Wayzata on Friday, November 22 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please donate in Estelle's name to the charity of your choice. David Lee Funeral Home Wayzata 952-473-5577 davidleefuneralhome.com


Frederick R. Kroeger

Kroeger, Frederick R. age 101 of Roseville passed away November 13, 2019. Preceded in death by wife, Grace and brother, Norman. Survived by sons, Frederick, Jr. (Eileen), Norm (Gloria), John (Joette); 8 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. World War II Navy SeaBee Veteran, lifetime member of St. John's Lutheran Church, NE Mpls. and lifetime member of Y's Men International. Funeral service Monday, November 18, 11 AM with visitation 1 hour prior to service all at: Washburn-McReavy.com Hillside Chapel 612-781-1999 2610 19th Ave. N.E., Mpls


Barbara Lorraine Loewen

Loewen, Barbara Lorraine age 84, of Mountain Lake, MN died on October 19, 2019, at her home in Mountain Lake, MN. Visitation Saturday, November 23, 2019 12:00-1 pm to at the Bethel Mennonite Church, Mountain Lake, MN. Service Bethel Mennonite Church, Mountain Lake, MN, on Saturday, November 23, 2019 1:00 pm. The clergy will be Pastor Galen Kauffman. Interment will be at the Mountain Lake City Cemetery in Mountain Lake, MN. Arr: Sturm Funeral Home in Mtn. Lake, MN. Condolences: sturmfh.com. Barbara (Jungas) Loewen, affectionately known as "Mor Mor" to her grandchildren, age 84, of Mountain Lake, MN passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, October 19, 2019. She was a shining example of vibrancy, resilience, and intelligence. She found her greatest joy in making her family comfortable and happy through beautiful celebrations and traditions, lively and warm conversations, passionate debates about the Vikings or politics, tackling the daily cross word puzzles, and providing ever-present calming support when needed. Devoted to her true love and husband of 54 years, Lee, she provided the wonderful glue for their family that instilled a deeply embedded sense of belonging, caring, and love. She showed a genuine and deep interest in the details of each of her family member's lives and an ability to cherish each one uniquely and individually. Through her, we all learned the truest meaning of unconditional love and support. Born in Mountain Lake, MN on March 2, 1935, to John Peter and Mildred Jungas, Barbara was baptized at the Bethel Mennonite Church. After attending Mountain Lake High School and graduating as class Valedictorian in 1953, she attended Gustavus Adolphus College and the University of Minnesota, graduating with a Bachelor of Science from the College of Home Economics in 1957. Following college, Barbara married Lee on July 4, 1957 and soon moved to Milwaukee, WI and then Verdun, France to be with Lee during his service in the United States Army. Following this service, they returned to Mountain Lake, where they raised three children and were active in their community. She began her 27-year storied career in education in 1972 when her youngest child entered kinder-garten, earning an induction into the Future Leaders of America Hall of Fame for her work advising and mentoring students - many of who achieved state and national awards for their projects. Her impact on the community was broad and meaningful, as she was a beloved High School teacher and mentor that taught life skills such as consumer education, child develop-ment, health careers, sewing, and foods. After retirement, Barbara and Lee enjoyed camping and traveling throughout the United States, including an annual late winter month-long trip to Southern California to visit their youngest daughter. Barbara remained an active and devoted member of the Bethel Mennonite Church. Always a talented seamstress, she created her daughters' and daughter-in-law's beautiful wedding dresses and sewed detailed Raggedy Anne and Andy dolls for her grand-children and nieces' and nephews' children. Barb also enjoyed creating needlepoint projects that demonstrated her passion for her hobbies and her favorite holiday, Christmas. These intricate, framed heirlooms provided a beautiful background for the wonderful, traditional Christmas festivities with family and friends she loved to host, including her annual "Lucia Party" that honored her Swedish heritage. Barb was an exceptional cook and loved to research and "test" new recipes for her friends and family. These curated recipes always made you feel special and you knew she had been thinking of you when planning the menus. Her recipe box is another precious family heirloom! She will be deeply missed by her children, Randy Loewen (Linda), Robyn Loewen (Tom Hilgren), Andrea Loewen Rodriguez (Oscar Rodriguez); her much loved grandchildren, Erik, Bailey, Alyssa, and Matthew; and her brother, Jack Jungas (Becky). Her husband, parents and sister, Lois preceded Barbara in death.


Gladys Mae (Ornberg) Malone

Malone, Gladys Mae Ornberg Age 98 of Golden Valley, MN passed away November 5, 2019. Gladys was born 1/28/21 to Clara and Johan Ornberg in Harwood, ND. Her mother died when she was four and her father died when she was eleven. Her aunts took her in temporarily, but it was during the Depression and she didn't want to burden them. Gladys was on her own at age 14 and worked as a live-in nanny for her room and board. She graduated from North High School in Minneapolis in 1938. Gladys met her bright, funny, talented Irish guy, Donald Thomas Malone, and they got married on June 20th, 1941. They had five daughters and one son. Gladys was a stay-at-home mom and they raised their family in Golden Valley. She instilled in her children the importance of education, family and faith. Gladys was a member of Valley Community Presbyterian Church for 64 years. She volunteered in church, Noble Elementary School PTA, and was a Girl Scout leader for many years. When her youngest child was in school, Gladys went to work in advertising for the Minneapolis Star Tribune. She was employed there for sixteen years. After retirement, Gladys and Don spent their winters in Fort Myers, FL. Gladys was preceded in death by her parents; husband Don; daughter Jane; and sister Mildred Ornberg Kadlec. She is survived by daughters Deanna Joplin, Lynda Jordan (Doug Bryant), Patty Houston (Jerry), Nancy Jepsen (Brian), and son Jim Malone (Becky); grandchildren Sharon, Tim, Erin, Katie, Ryan, Justin, Charlie, Molly and Derrick; and 14 great-grandchildren. Her love lives on in all of us. Private interment at Fort Snelling, followed by a Celebration of Life on Monday, November 18 at Pool & Yacht Club in Lilydale, MN from 11-1pm. Memorials preferred to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.