Today’s Obituaries Sunday, August 25, 2019

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Rev. Rhuben Oscar Aga

Aga, Rev. Rhuben Oscar Age 87 of Apple Valley, born January 18, 1932 in Redwood Falls, MN to Rev. Rhuben, Sr. and Irene. Aga, went peacefully Home to the Lord, surrounded by love on August 20, 2019. He is preceded in death by his parents, brother, Dr. John H. Aga and two siblings who died as newborns, Lajla L. Aga, and Peter A. Aga. Rhuben will be dearly missed by his wife, Diane; three children: Beverly (Paul) Schmidt, David (Leslie) Aga and Glenn (Tina) Aga; seven grandchildren; Diane's sons, Nicholas (Michelle) and Timothy (Tracy) Sjobeck and three step-grandchildren. Funeral service, 11:00 AM, Thursday, August 29, 2019 with visitation one hour before at Easter Lutheran Church, 4200 Pilot Knob Rd. in Eagan. Visitation, 5-7 PM, Wednesday, August 28, and also one hour before the service on Thursday, both at the church. Rhuben will be laid to rest with Military Honors at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials preferred to Easter Lutheran Church. Henry W. Anderson (952)432-2331

Curtis Arthur 'Curt' Anderson

Anderson, Curtis "Curt" Arthur age 74, of Savage was called home to Jesus on August 17, 2019, after a brief illness and a long battle with thyroid cancer. Preceded in death by parents, Norman and Esther Anderson; brothers, Norman "Gus" Anderson and James "Jimmy" Anderson; and sister, Norma "Toppy" Peterson. Survived by loving wife of 48 years, Donna; sons, Chad (Julie) Anderson, Brian (Valerie) Anderson, and Ryan; daughter, Kristi (Brian) Lauer; grandchildren, Kimberly, Jack, Reed, Todd, Davis, and Kennedy; brother, Larry (Barb) Anderson; sisters, Doris Nicka, Ruth Anderson, and Julie (Tom) Stinson; brother-in-law, James Peterson; and many other relatives and friends. Curt lived his life devoted to his family. His soft spoken nature, quick humor, and readiness to help others will be missed by all who knew him. Funeral service will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, at St. James Lutheran Church, 3650 Williams Dr, Burnsville, MN, with visitation at 10:00am. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials will be donated to thyroid cancer research at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester.

Jerald O. Anderson

Anderson, Jerald O. Age 93 who resided in Lonsdale, MN passed away peacefully after a brief stay in the hospital. Jerald was born in West Union, MN on 5/28/1926 and grew up in Osakis, MN. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Lois E Anderson of 67 years, son Steven C Anderson, infant son, great grandchildren Noah, Savannah and Brinley. Jerald is survived by and is already tremendously missed by his children Becky L Ascheman (Dave), David B Anderson, Kristin M Osiecki (Tyler), 13 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. Jerald was a WWII Vet, he worked for Winston and Newell in St. Paul and he was best known for being the "Wheeler Dealer" where he retired at Super Value in Hopkins, MN. Services will be held at Immanuel Fish Lake Church in Prior Lake on Wednesday August 28th. Visitation will began at 9AM and Service will began at 11AM with lunch to follow.

JoAnn M. Anderson

Anderson, JoAnn M. age 84, of Maple Grove, born and raised in North Dakota. She retired from the finance department of the City of Maple Grove after many years. Preceded in death by her husband, LeRoy; parents, Beatrice & Alfred Lord; and son-in-law, Roland Windsperger. Survived by her children, Sandra Windsperger (John), Karla Elder, and James Anderson; grandchildren, Crissy (Kevin) Mullen, Candice Johnson, and Gerald (Kelli) Elder; great grandchildren, Ayva, Brody, and Liam; sister, Lana Seher (Richard Mooney); and other relatives and friends. Visitation 4-7 PM with a Celebration of Life Service at 7 PM on Monday, August 26, 2019, at Evans-Nordby Funeral Home, 34 2nd St. NE, Osseo. Private interment. Evans-Nordby 763-424-4000

Richard V. Anderson

Anderson, Richard V. Age 71, of Big Lake. Went home to his Heavenly Father, Lord and Savior on Aug 7, 2019. Co-Owner of Pumpkin Patch Preschool in Monticello for over 30 years. He is preceded in death by his parents, Vernon L. and Doris I. Anderson. Rick is dearly missed by his wife of 46 years, Jan; daughter, Jesse; brother, Neil (Phyllis) Anderson; sister, Bliss (Ron) Meyer; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A Celebration of Rick's life will be at 11AM on Weds., Aug. 28, 2019 at Spirit Life Church, 221 Lake St. N., Big Lake, with visitation starting at 10AM.

Shirley Ann (Krantz) Anderson

Anderson, Shirley Ann Krantz passed away in July from natural causes at age 94. Shirley was born in Minneapolis to Fred & Esther Krantz who precede her in death along with her brothers, Clayton and Gordon. She graduated from North High and the University of Minnesota, earning a varsity letter as one of the pioneers of modern dance. Shirley loved to sing and dance. She was on a line dance team, traveled with Sweet Adelines and was part of her church choir. Shirley played in a bridge group for over 30 years and was a member of the St Croix Yacht Club Auxiliary. Shirley's legion of friends and family will tell you of her ever-present smile and laughter, and love of a good party. In her last years, Shirley moved to California and was blessed to have phone calls, cards, letters and visits from the many who loved her. Shirley is survived by her children, Lynn (Scott), Mark, T. Gordon: granddaughters Maddie and Millie; cousins Doug (Betty) and Arlene; nieces and nephews, Kathy (Dick), Steve (Kathleen), Shawn (Stacia), Robert, Hollie, Ellen, Randy (Diane), Joel (Annette), Claudia (Stan), Gordon (Robin); many great and great-great nieces and nephews; and her very special friend, Virginia. A Celebration of Life will be held at Normandale Lutheran Church on October 5th, 2019 at 10:30am.

Marla Gay Andrews

Andrews, Marla Gay of Plymouth, formerly of Dallas County, IA. Marla passed away 8/14/19 at Methodist Hospital Minneapolis MN after a 4 year battle with liver cancer. Upon diagnosis she was given 9 months to live. Marla was born 9/17/57 in Allerton, IA. She was raised on the family farm in De Soto, IA and graduated from Adel-DeSoto-Minburn High School in Dallas County. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ted and Milly (Gay) Andrews. Survived by her sons, Michael Oberembt (Robbins-dale, MN) and Lance Oberembt (Minneapolis, MN); siblings, Myles (Linda) Andrews (Benton City, WA) and Lee (Luke) Lenahan (Asheville, NC); husband, David Williams (Plymouth, MN) married 5/25/16. Marla always provided a smile and positive attitude to every patient and coworker for more than 25 years with Park Nicollet Health Care. Everyone that knew her understood her power of optimism. Marla was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis at age 23, raised two sons, and never let her health keep her from walking or smiling. Marla requested no wishes for services.

Judith Thompson 'Judy' Backhaus

Backhaus, Judith "Judy" Thompson 74, of Bloomington, lost her valiant battle to cancer on August 21, 2019 after a three-year fight. She was born on April 14, 1945 to Bea and Anton Thompson of Henning, Minnesota, where she grew up. Judy graduated from Henning High School in 1963 and went on to attend Bemidji College for two years. On Saturday, August 7, 1965, she married Doug Backhaus and relocated to the Twin Cities. She transferred to the University of Minnesota and graduated with a degree in elementary education. She taught three years at Glen Lake Elementary School in Hopkins. In 1970, Doug and Judy welcomed their son Christopher into their home, and in 1972, Matthew joined the family. Judy stayed at home with her two young sons, then became a teacher in the Edina School System in 1988. She joined Cornelia Elementary, where she was beloved by students, parents, and staff. She taught there until her retirement in 2008, after which she continued to stop by with her famous pumpkin bars and provide counsel and a warm smile to her former colleagues. Judy had many hobbies and a treasure-trove of dear friends. She was an avid reader and participated in two reading groups. She took annual trips with the "Henning girls." She played cards in numerous bridge groups, and volunteered her time and talents to P.E.O. She also loved tending to her flowers. In the past thirteen years, her favorite role was that of grandmother, as she spent as much time as possible with her three grandkids, attending their school and sports events and enjoying long weekends with them at the family cabin. Judy is survived by her husband of 54 years, Doug Backhaus; sons Christopher (Amber) and Matthew (Melissa); treasured grandchildren Henry, Andrew, and Charlotte; siblings Mary Kary Nohre, Tony Thompson, Joan Torgerson, and Owen Thompson; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. A celebration of Judy's life will occur on Wednesday, August 28, at 11:00 a.m. at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chaska. In lieu of flowers, contributions to any of the following organizations would be welcomed: Heartland Hospice Memorial Fund, Abbott Northwestern Hospital Foundation, or P.E.O. International.

Todd William Baldwin

Baldwin, Todd William September 8, 1954 - August 19, 2019 Todd W. Baldwin, age 64, passed away on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019 in Orlando FL. Todd leaves his wife of 30 years, Kathryn and daughters, Rebecca, 27 and Madison, 20. He was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on September 8, 1954 (one of three children) to William "Bud" and Joan Baldwin, and resided in Minneapolis until 1987 when he moved to Orlando, Florida. He also leaves behind a sister, Barbara "Barbie" Baldwin; brother, John "Jack" Baldwin; sister-in-law, Lori; as well as a niece and nephew. During his Commercial Real Estate career, he traveled the United States. A private Celebration of Life will be held at his home and at a later date in Minneapolis.

Raymond John Barnes

Barnes, Raymond John Age 93 of Highview Hills, Lake- ville, MN, formerly of Farmington and Rose- mount, MN, passed away on August 22, 2019. He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Ann (Wilde) Barnes, his parents Samuel Powell and Elise (Hintsche) Barnes, his brothers Frank, Karl, Bill, Emil, Edwin and Bob, and his sisters Dorthea, Verna, Elizabeth, Mae, Nettie and Eva. Raymond is survived by his children: Dianna (Larry Braem), Rodney (Janice) Barnes, Jennifer (Stephen Whiting), Judy (Bradley Borchardt), and Daniel (Cheryll) Barnes; 12 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Monday, August 28, 2019 from 5-8 pm at White Funeral Home, 20134 Kenwood Trail, Lakeville, MN. Funeral will be Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 11 am at Rosemount United Methodist Church, 14770 Canada Avenue, Rosemount, MN with 1 hour visitation prior to service. Interment will be at Lebanon Cemetery, Apple Valley.