Today’s Obituaries Tuesday, March 19, 2019

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Eileen I. Anderson

Anderson, Eileen I. Age 94, of Circle Pines passed away 3/16. Dearly missed by 7 Children: Richard, Dianne, Eugene, Marie, Royal, LeShel and Jacki. Also survived by 21 grandchildren and 41 great-grandchildren. Visitation Wed. 3/20, 6-8 PM at Gearhart Funeral Home, Coon Rapids with Mass 10:30 Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church Lino, Lakes. Gearhart Funeral Home 763-755-6300 gearhartfuneralhome.com


Janet M. Arntsen

Arntsen, Janet M. Age 73, of Brooklyn Center, passed away peacefully on 3/17/19. Preceded in death by her parents, Albert & Mabel Sidla; and significant other, Lew Lewandowski. Survived by her loving children, Dawn (Brent) van Hees, Daniel (Tricia) Arntsen II, Darcy Stafsholt; grandchildren, Layne (Autumn) van Hees, Cory van Hees, Jake, Taylor, & Madison Arntsen, Samual Stafsholt; great-granddaughter, Aubriana van Hees; sisters, Mary Ann (Wallace) Johnson & Laurie (Hugh) Aylward; many nieces, nephews, great- nieces, great-nephews and friends. Mass of Christian Burial 11AM Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church (7025 Halifax Ave. N.). Visitation TUESDAY 4-7 PM at Evans-Nordby Funeral Home, 6000 Brooklyn Blvd, and 1 hour prior to the Mass on Wednesday. Interment at St. Margaret's Cemetery in Minnetonka. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to Arbor Oaks Assisted Living of Andover, 155th Ln NW, Andover, MN 55304. Evans-Nordby 763-533-3000 evansnordby.com


George Bremer Benz

Benz, George Bremer Born on January 14, 1940, to George W. and Louise Bremer Benz, in St. Paul, Minnesota, passed away on February 1, 2019 in St. Paul. He was a descendant of the Hamm's Brewing, the Jacob Schmidt Brewing and Bremer Bank families. George was a graduate of The St. Paul Academy and Summit School in 1958, Williston Academy in 1959, University of Munich and Goethe Institute (Germany) in 1961, Colgate University in 1963, and The University of Minnesota Aeronautical Engineering and Business Law in 1965. George married Karen Bassett of Mora, MN in September, 1972. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Josephine Benz Carpenter. George is survived by his sons, George and Theodore (Derek); daughters-in-law Stephanie and Elizabeth and 2 grandchildren, Theodore (Finn) and Hendry as well as a sister, Louise Benz Plank of Buffalo, WY. George was the Chairman of the Board of American National Bank and Trust and Co-Chairman and CEO of American Bancorporation, Director of Commercial State Bank, Lake City State Bank, and American Bank and Trust of Moorhead. He was also CEO of George Benz and Sons and Owner of Oak Grove Dairy, and President and Director Jacob Schmidt Company. Along with his professional career, he cared deeply for many local associations serving as Vice President and Director Indianhead Council- Boy Scouts of America, Vice President and Director Minnesota Club, Vice President and Director Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, Trustee Children's Hospital of St. Paul, Treasurer and Director Ramsey County Lung association, Treasurer and Director Minnesota Society for Crippled Children and Adults, Trustee of the Courage Center Foundation, Director Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest, Director Optimist Club of St. Paul, and Founding Financial Advisor Mounds Park Academy. He also served on the boards of the United Arts Fund, the United Way Fund, Norwesco, Horton Manufacturing, Bellanca Aircraft Corporation, Quintero, White Bear Yacht Club, and Desert Mountain golf clubs. George's love of flying began at age sixteen when he earned his single engine pilot's license. While attending Colgate he furthered his flying dreams by attaining his Commercial, Certified Flight instructor, air land and sea, multi engine and instrument ratings. He was Vice President and Director of Aqua Float Corporation, Vice President and Director of the Cessna dealership, Wings Inc. and then worked his way up to Vice President at Cessna Aircraft Company where he met the love of his life and co-pilot, Karen. Together they dedicated their lives to various philanthropic endeavors and traveled the seven continents. He shared his love of golf, winning the White Bear Yacht Club Invitational Championship as well as a Mr. and Mrs. Championship; his love of skiing by producing the film "Alta Man"; sailing, hunting, boating, fishing and hockey with his family. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 11:00 a.m., at St. Mary of the Lake, White Bear Lake, MN. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in memoriam to Children's Hospital Neuroscience Center of Minnesota.


Thomas Quinn Brady

Brady, Thomas Quinn Tom died suddenly and unexpectedly in his home on 1/6 at age 71. He was proceeded in death by his father, Thomas E. Brady and his granddaughter, Brady Judith Lindstrom. Tom is survived by his son, Christopher Brady (Christy); daughter Colleen Brady Lindstrom (Matt); grandchildren Oliver, Tilla and Keller Lindstrom; Mother Donna Quinn Brady, and sister Kerry Brady Vincent (Jim) and family; and cousin Bonnie Brady Hermann. Tom grew up in Falcon Heights and graduated from Ramsey High School. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, and a Masters in Hospital and Health Care Administration at the U of M. He went on to serve as Chief Operating Officer of Med Center Health Plan, United Hospital in St. Paul, and Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park. Tom was also active and thankful for the support of friends in his Alcoholics Anonymous group. Tom had a lifelong love of photography, and enjoyed spending time at his lake home at Izaty's on Lake Mille Lacs. A funeral will be held on Saturday, March 23 at Normandale Lutheran Church in Edina. Reviewal from 2-2:30, funeral at 2:30 with a short reception to follow. Memorials may be directed to Nokomis East Neighborhood Association Monarch Festival 4313 E 54th Street Minneapolis, MN 55417.


Mary Eileen (Diamond) Cleveland

Cleveland, Mary Eileen (nee Diamond) was born to Edward and Agnes Diamond on August 29, 1931, followed by brothers James (deceased) and Edward. From childhood she steadily grew without fanfare to be a woman who cared about the lives of others in her world to comfort, encourage, to achieve and counsel; sometimes to forcefully intervene to correct a wrong or try to bring about change, or to simply encourage growth and achievement. People often sensed Mary as one to be trusted and her confidential aid brought many through a life crisis. On December 29, 1951 she married Sam Cleveland. Her respect for hard work, decency, concern for kindness and rights of other people and willingness to act began to thrive in partnership with Sam's similar strengths. She became community active to improve people's lives; MCCL, Children's Great Books, CCD education, Women's Club parish leadership- and times of individual confidential help. There were no awards, recognitions or new articles, nor would she have wanted them. Mary and Sam had five children and their four spouses, each and all of them as close knit and admirable as any parents could ask for. Deborah "Deby" (Philip) Samson, John (Kathy), James (deceased at seven months), Anne Marie (Thomas) Ames, Michelle (Bruce) Maher. The quality of Mary's character is still strong in the eight grandchildren as well. They are Sam (Katie) Cleveland, Tony (Bell) Cleveland, and Jenny (Herbert) Roldan, Peter Samson, Michael Samson and Erin (Michael) Lufholm, Stephanie (Todd) Fredrickson and Steven Maher. To date the grandchildren had given 12 great-grandchildren to the delight of Mary and Sam. In lieu of flowers, memorials to The Glenn, Minnetonka, Minnesota. Arrangements are made with Klecatsky Funeral Home, 1580 Century Point, Eagan, Minnesota, with review on Thursday, March 21st from 4 to 8 pm and one hour to Mass at church. Mass of Christian Burial, Friday, March 22nd at 10 AM at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 4030 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan Minnesota. Luncheon following the Mass at 11 AM. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery. Klecatsky's Funeral Home Eagan 651-454-9488


Raymond L. Dietz

Dietz, Raymond L. Age 76, of Elko New Market, passed away on Mar. 12, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Grace, his sister Rena and brother in law Charles Glacier, sister in law Lucy, and daughter Marci (Mauren). Ray is survived by his wife Mary; son Paul and daughter-in-law Shawn; his brother Ed and sister-in-law Andi; sisters-in-law Kathy Andrle & Patty Davidson; brother-in-laws Marlow Andrle and Frank Davidson; 5 grandchildren, Zach, Ben & Rachel Dietz, Nick Mauren, and Christie (Mauren) Bayless; 4 great grandchildren, and by other loving family and friends. Memorial service will be held on Fri. March 22, 2019 at Berean Baptist Church, 309 Co. Rd. 42, Burnsville, MN. Visitation will be one hour prior to service. Luncheon immediately following service. In lieu of flowers, memorials will be forwarded by the family to one or more of Ray's favorite public charities.


David L. Eichholz

Eichholz, David L. Age 71, of Brooklyn Park passed away March 14, 2019. Preceded parents. Survived by wife, Geraldine; daughters, Tara, Dawn, and Tonya; siblings, Janette, Russell, and Christie. Proudly served in the US Army. A memorial gathering will be held Friday, March 22nd from 5-8PM at Cremation Society of MN, 7835 Brooklyn Blvd., Brooklyn Park. Interment Fort Snelling in Spring.


Roger C. Erickson

Erickson, Roger C. Age 72, Army Veteran, passed away March 16, 2019, in Elk River, MN. Born Dec. 15, 1946, Hibbing, MN. He was a Principle Mech Tech working in the Tooling area at Medtronic for over 40 years. Preceded in death by: wife Mary Erickson; parents Lloyd & Shirley Erickson; sister Cheryl (Jerry) Olson. Survived by: wife Kim, daughter Brooke Johnson, son Shawn; step-children Chris (Michelle) Cardinal, Tony (Paige), Dan (Beth) and Molly (Shane) Wihone; brothers Jim (Linda) and Dave (Patti); grandchildren: Jake, Bailey, Nathan Johnson, Kathryn Erickson, David, Chase, Colton, Caden, Maddie, Ava, Kendra and Carver Cardinal, Lindsay Carlin and by many nieces and nephews. Memorial service will be held at Emmanuel Elk River Campus 18912 Twin Lakes Road N.W. Elk River, MN. 55330 on Friday, March 22, 2019. Funeral 11 a.m., visitation 10 a.m.


Geraldyne Ann 'Geri' Glaser

Glaser, Geraldyne Ann "Geri" of Minnesota, passed away at age 92, on Thursday, March 14, 2019. Geri was born August 22, 1926 in Kilkenny, MN. Preceded in death by father, Sylvester Kehrer; mother, Ida Kehrer; husband, Theodore Glaser Sr. Survived by son, Theodore Glaser; daughter, Janet (Richard) McNelly; granddaughter, Jennifer (Jeremy) Falk; grandson, William McNelly; great-grand-daughter, Courtney Falk, and many other beloved friends and relatives. Geri had a 27-year marriage to Theodore Glaser Sr. She attended the University of Minnesota with a major in zoology. Her life was filled by family and friends. She enjoyed singing with the Sweet Adeline's International choir, including various travel both locally and internationally. She had a fondness for bird watching, especially the cardinals in the backyard. A Celebration of Life will be held privately. Memorials can be directed to the Alzheimer's Association.


Charles M. Hagen

Hagen, Charles M. age 90 of Plantation, FL formerly of Bloomington. Proud graduate of the University of Minnesota. He retired as the Director of Special Education in the St. Paul Public Schools and was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He is preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Betty; son, Kriss Hagen. Survived by son, Kurt (Kathleen) Hagen; daughter-in-law, Mary Hagen; grandchildren, Peter (Crystal), Paul; great-grandchildren, Leah Rose Hagen and Elizabeth Ruth Hagen. Funeral service 11:00 AM Friday, March 22 at Morris Nilsen Chapel, 6527 Portland Ave. Interment Ft. Snelling. Visitation one hour before the service. Morris Nilsen Chapel 612-869-3226 morrisnilsen.com