Today’s Obituaries Monday, October 16, 2017

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Marilyn (Herbert) Adams

Adams, Marilyn (Herbert) Age 90, of Robbinsdale. Passed away peacefully on October 13, 2017. Preceded in death by husband, Robert. Survived by children, Susan (Stephen) Boulka, Mike (Kaye), David (Deb), John (Sue); 8 grandchildren; 5 great-grand-children and extended family and friends. A memorial service will be held Sunday, October 22nd at 2pm at Elim Lutheran Church, 3978 W Broadway Ave, Robbinsdale. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to Elim Lutheran Church.

Linda Louise Balmer

Balmer, Linda Louise Age 62 of Chanhassen passed 10/11/17 due to lymphoma. Preceded in death by her father Lloyd Larson and her beloved brother Wayne Larson. Survived by mother Melva Larson, brothers Charles (Nancy), Clem (Mick), Larry (Leah) Larson, children Amy (Bill) Anderson, Mike (Stephanie) Larson, grandchildren Shawn, Vanessa, Jacob Anderson, Brielle Varner, Sienna, Owen Larson, best friends Barb Ferguson, Cathie Owens, Dexter, Flower and husband Rick. Dedicated long term employee, first with International Harvester and then Hennepin County District Court. Linda's selfless motivation in life earned eternal love from family and friends and "ovations" for her talent with a thankless public. One tough lady that endured incredible pain without shedding a tear. Linda was a strong lady with one weakness her inability to say no, especially to grandkids. Linda is with Wayne again after missing him for too long, they will make heaven much better for the rest of us. Linda's favorite color was purple she would love it if you wore some to her service. Visitation October 21 @ 1:00 PM, Service @ 2:00 PM at Washburn-McReavy, 7625 Mitchell Road, Eden Praire. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the charity of your choice. Washburn-McReavy.com Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400

Ruth Marie Beutler

Beutler, Ruth Marie Age 82, of Prior Lake, passed Oct. 15, 2017. Loved and missed by children, John (Mary Ann) Mingo, Robert Beutler, Linda (James) Martinson, James Beutler, Marion Hansen; 11 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Service of Celebration and Praise Sat. 11 am, with time of gathering 1 1/2 hours prior, both at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 14085 Pike Lake Trail, Prior Lake. Interment St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Prior Lake. Ballard-Sunder Funeral Homes ballardsunderfuneral.com Prior Lake Chapel 952-447-2633

Beverly Bingham

Bingham, Beverly Rebmann Harlow passed away peacefully at age 86 on October 5th, 2017 in Wayzata, Minnesota. She was raised in Philadelphia then lived in Upstate New York, Minnesota and Scotland. She is survived by Children Granville (Alice) Harlow, Andrea (George) Michaelsen, Grandchildren George and Elysia Michaelsen and Lauren and Gray Harlow. Education: Attended Shipley School, Bryn Mawr, PA, received her BA from the University of Rochester and her Masters in Occupational Therapy from the University of Pennsylvania. Beverly enjoyed mentoring women, leading women's groups to Scotland, was an accomplished chef (Dame Maitre of the Chaine des Rotisseurs), artist, gardener (Recipient of the Garden Club of America / Philadelphia Bulkley Gold Medal Award), writer and photographer. A passionate world traveler she enjoyed specifically the Arctic, Antarctic, Scotland and the Scotland Islands. She authored the book "Cooking with Fragile Hands" along with editing publications on Occupational Therapy. Beverly had served as a board member of the Children's Theater Company and WAMSO. (Women's Association of the MInnesota Orchestra). At Beverly's request, no services will be held. Memorial donations in memory of Beverly may be made to (The Minnetonka Center for the Arts at 2240 N Shore Dr, Wayzata, MN 55391).

John D. Bren

Bren, John D. age 84 of Big Lake, passed away on October 14, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Charline; five children; 14 grand children; 36 great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren and one sister. Memorial gathering on Thursday, October 19 from 5-7PM at Peterson-Grimsmo Chapel in Monticello.

Richard Louis 'Dick' Carlson

Carlson, Richard Louis "Dick" Of Maple Grove passed away at the age of 77 on October 10, 2017. Survived by his wife, Judie and children Denise (Tim) Carey, Diane (Michael) Aadland, and Daniel (Kristin) Carlson; step-children Rene' Maas and Rochelle Bayers; 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandsons. Dick was born in Deerwood, MN; graduated from Crosby HS and earned an accounting degree from Mankato State. He worked at Pillsbury early in his career and later formed his own business to develop software for small companies. Dick elected to donate his body to the UofM Anatomy Bequest Program. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

Jeanne (Sauerbrey) Christiansen

Christiansen, Jeanne (Sauerbrey) Age 83, of Bloomington, formerly of Chaska. Preceded in death by husband, Randall.Survivors include her children, Heidi Christiansen of Chaska, Jodi Christiansen (Glen Tasler) of Chaska, Amy Christian- sen (De Burkheiser) of Bloomington, Paul (Peggy) Christiansen of Shakopee; 14 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren; sister, Myra (Bob) Phillips of Thornton, CO; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral Service Thursday 11 AM at St. John's Lutheran Church, 4th and Oak St., Chaska. Visitation Wednesday 4-8 PM at the Bertas Funeral Home, 200 W. 3rd St, Chaska and also 1 hr. prior to service at church. VFW Auxiliary Service Wednesday at 7:30 PM. Burial at church cemetery. Memorials may be given to St. John's Lutheran Church & School bertasfh.com

Ben Coffman

Coffman, Ben 32, of Mpls, died unexpectedly October 11, 2017. Born May 4th, 1985 in Mpls. The son of Karen Bender (Mike) and Mike Coffman, brother of Nick (Meg) and uncle to Connor and Britta (Godfather to Britta). Ben is fondly remembered by all those who knew him as an incredibly kind, sweet, and thoughtful son, brother, uncle, godfather, cousin, friend, teammate, and coworker. To know him was to love him. Ben grew up in Bloomington and graduated from Jefferson HS. He earned his degree from St. Cloud State. He became an accomplished professional in digital media and advertising. His interests were vast and wide, including vinyl music, art, snowboarding, climbing, building bikes, golfing, travel and any outdoor adventure that crossed his path. He is preceded in death by grandparents Paul and Jeanne Oberg, Gene and Betty Coffman and survived by many relatives. Services will be held at 11 am Friday, October 20th at Transfiguration Lutheran Church, 11000 France Ave, Bloomington, MN 55431. Visitation 1 hour prior to service. Reception to follow at church.

Shirley (Nordin) Decker

Decker, Shirley (nee Nordin) Age 87. Native Saint Paulite. Preceded in death by her loving husband of thirty years, Donald, thirty years ago. Survived by sons Karl; Roy (Denise) & their children Dominic, Donna, Donovan, & Donelle; first cousins Fae Grundmeier, Irene Shoen, Evelyn Casserly, Cynthia Maggio, & Carol Saia; relatives & friends. Central High School; BA from U of MN in Music. Lifelong violinist and pianist: four years with the Atlanta Symphony; Concertmaster at Lakewood College for many years; member of both St. Paul and Minneapolis Civic Orchestras; the Nicollet [did weddings], Wayside, and other Quartets. Member of Sigma Alpha Iota and Thursday Musical. Music was her joy, and shared joy. Tended her flowering gardens daily. Interested in and cared for Nature. Spoke Norwegian. Signed all Ramsey County birth certificates around 1960. Many friends, especially musical ones. Visitation and Music 4-7PM Wed. 10/18 at WULFF FUNERAL HOME, 1485 White Bear Ave, St. Paul, and 10AM until the time of service on Thurs. at the Church. Funeral service 11AM Thurs. 10/19 at ARLINGTON HILLS LUTHERAN CHURCH, 1115 Greenbrier Ave, St. Paul. Interment Union Cemetery. Memorials to Shirley Decker Fellowship at U of MN. WULFF: 651-776-1555 wulfffuneralhome.com

Kirk P. Domer

Domer, Kirk P. Age 63 of Zimmerman passed away on Sept. 22, 2017. Survived by son, Jon and granddaughter; brothers, David and Mitchell; nephews, Jeremy and Lil Mitchell. Preceded in death by father, David; mother, Annabell and brother, Donald. Will be remembered and missed by many friends especially Pete and Candace and family; his beloved dog Bentley. God Bless All.