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Anderson, Lucille (Bertelson) Age 97. Lucille was the third child born into the loving home of Danish father James Christian Bertelson and Norwegian mother Lily Dagny Tollefson of Missouri Valley, Iowa, on January 9, 1922. After graduation from Missouri Valley High School, Lucille attended the University of Nebraska earning her nursing degree. She went on to work in the University of Michigan Hospital psych ward at Ann Arbor, Michigan. In 1945 she married Air Force Capt. Robert (Bob) Anderson. They settled in south Minneapolis and later moved to the suburb of Mounds View remaining there for the next 64 years. Lucille was active at Community United Methodist Church, Contact (suicide crisis line), Cub Scouts, School PTA, Bible Study Fellowship, local voting poll judge, Red Cross Bloodmobile, and made a return to nursing at Crestview Nursing Home. After Bob's retirement they traveled extensively. They wintered in Port Aransas TX for 17 years, after many years visiting Rincon, MX. In their 90's they needed to downsize and moved to Walker Place senior apartments in south Minneapolis where they were happy and active participants in the social life with new friends. Lucille's desire was for her life to end in her home, and so it did, peacefully and with grace on November 28, 2019. Lucille was preceded in death by Bob, her husband of 73 years, mother, father, infant sister Beverly June, brother James Eugene (Gene), sister Thordis (Sis), brother Gerald (Jerry). Lucille is survived by children Kristine (Tom) Sopoci, Robin (Joey) Anderson, Penelope (Jon Jui) Stevens, Darcy (Tom) Atterbury, 15 grandchildren, 19-1/2 great-grandchildren. Lucille leaves behind brother Jack (Eloise) Bertelson, sisters Carole (Lenus, deceased) Liljedahl, Jo Ann (Glen) Sherwood, Judy (Neil) Stessman, sister-in-law Sharon Bertelson, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Service of Celebration January 9, 2020 1PM Hennepin Ave. United Methodist Church, 511 Groveland Ave., Mpls., MN. Private interment Ft. Snelling National Cemetery.
Andreasen, Donna Mae (Mickelsen) Age 96 of Bloomington, MN passed away peacefully Dec 12, 2019. Preceded in death by husband John Phillip, parents William and Olga Mickelsen, brother William Mickel-sen II. She will be greatly missed by daughters Marcia (Jerome) Carstens, Kathleen Andreasen Varner, Nancy Andreasen and son John Phillip Andreasen II; grandchildren Jeffrey Carstens (companion Sue Aretz), Timothy Carstens, Kara Beth Varner, Matthew Varner; great grandchildren David Wright and Phillip Wright. Also survived by sister-in-law Dorita Mickelsen, nephew William (Denise) Mickelsen III and great nephew Sam Mickelsen. Married in 1943, loving wife to Phil, partners in life for 61 years. Together they raised a beautiful family, and created a fulfilling life together. She is now re-united with Phil, and her journey is complete. In her place she has left a great silence, and now we will fill that silence with our cherished memories of Mom, Grandma, Great-grandma, and Donna Mae. Service and interment Dec 21, 11am, Sunset Funeral Chapel, 2250 St Anthony Blvd NE, Mpls. Visitation at 10am. Memorials preferred to Allina Health Hospice Foundation, 3915 Golden Valley Rd, Mpls, MN 55422 donate.allina.com/
Arnold, Anne Marie 74, of Edina, MN, passed away peacefully with family by her side on Dec. 4, 2019. Preceded in death by father LeRoy Jenkins; mother Madolyn Jenkins; sister Mary Ellen Hykes. Survived by son, Chad Arnold (Darcy); niece Laura Taylor (Jeff, Justin, Collin & Brooke). Born Aug. 18, 1945 in Rochester, NY. Always putting others first, Anne cared deeply for those she loved. Faithful friend. Memorial Service at St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 6716 Gleason Rd, Edina, Sat. Dec. 21 at 11 am. Reception to follow. Memorials preferred to St. Alban's Episcopal Church, or N.C. Little Hospice littlehospice.org.
Ashwell, Susan Natalie (Elliott) The heart of our family passed away on 12/09/19 at the age of 91. Preceded in death by the love of her life husband, Charles G. Ashwell, her parents, Dr. Leland D. and Mildred Ann Elliott, siblings, Jean Davis and James "Bud" Elliott. She is survived by her five "favorite" daughters, Susan, Stacy, Margaret (Sue), Elizabeth (Timothy), Patricia and "favorite" son, Barry (Susan). She is also survived by 5 grand children, Elliott, Taylor, Katherine, Natalie and Samuel, 5 great-grandchildren, sister-in-law Joann "Donie" King, nieces and nephews, 8 grand fur babies, plus all of her "adopted" kids, too numerous to count. A memorial service will be held at Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel on Saturday December 21, 2019. Visitation at 10 am, Service at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to The American Heart Association or the Humane Society. Washburn-McReavy.com Edina Chapel 952-920-3996 West 50th St. & Hwy 100
Bailey, Dean L. age 75 of Cable, WI, formerly of Long Lake. Entered eternal rest Dec. 7. Dean was born on Oct. 10, 1944 to Lynn and Edna Bailey He was passionate about flying and was a commercial airline pilot for North Central, Republic and Northwest Airlines. He was an avid outdoorsman and his love for adventure was unmeasurable. Dean was passionate about life, enthusiastically encouraging and inspiring countless people to succeed in their lives. He is survived by his daughter, Madonna Mitzel; granddaughter, Brookelle Bartsch (Jordan); great-grandson, Deacon; sister, Mary Kae Bailey; niece, Laurie Damberg, (daughters, Elizabeth and Emilee); nephew, Jeffrey Swanson and many loving relatives and friends. Memorial Service 11am Sat. Dec. 21 at Rettinger Funeral Home 425 Lake St. Long Lake with visitation 1 hour prior to service. Rettinger Funeral Home Long Lake-Orono 952-473-6954
Baker, Ronald R. of Minneapolis, MN passed away 12/6/2019 at the age of 76. Ron is preceded in death by his father, Eugene D. Baker; mother, Helen (Koneck) Baker; and brother Eugene J. Baker. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Kathy; daughters, Kimberly (Paul) and Kristin; sons, Scott (Julie) and Stephen (Jan); sister, Kathy; special family friend, Wendy Wagner; eleven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, 12/17 at Epiphany Catholic Church, 1900 111th Ave NW, Coon Rapids. There will be a visitation at 9:30 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 AM.
Behrendt, James G. Tank Commander during the Korean War. Age 87 of Burnsville passed away Dec. 7, 2019. Member of Union Plasterers Local # 265. Survived by his wife, Janice; children, Jeff and Jill; grandchildren, Beau, Bridget, Spencer and Brooke. A celebration of Jim's life will be held Thursday, Dec. 19th, 4 7 pm at Cremation Society of MN, 7110 France Ave. South, Edina.
Bergerson, Peter Wright of Plymouth, MN who was born May 2, 1937 in Minneapolis to Raymond Kenneth Bergerson & Katherine Langworthy Bergerson, died Wednesday December 4th, 2019 of heart failure. His early years were spent riding bucking broncos at the rodeo. Active, youthful and energetic until the end, he had a special gift to be attuned to God's creatures for whom he shared a deep and abiding affection. Job 12:7-10 was a favorite passage of his which begins, "But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee" His advice and counsel on the care of larger animals who were ill or had been subject to abuse was sought by many throughout the country. He was active in caring for others and in sharing his enthusiasm for life and the Lord with them. He is beloved by his family, church and animal support communities and will be dearly missed. Preceded in death by his parents and a younger brother, Steve, Pete is survived by his two sons, Scott (56) and Mark (53), his former wife Carol Berglund and two brothers David and Jim. A memorial service honoring his life will be held Saturday, December 21st at 1 pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Church at 330 Vicksburg Lane North in Plymouth, MN.
Bergstrom, Charles Edward age 78, of Shoreview, MN (formerly of Buffalo, MN) died at home on Friday, December 13th, 2019. Visitation Tuesday, December 17th 3-7 P.M. at Holcomb-Henry-Boom-Purcell Funeral Home, 515 W. Highway 96, in Shoreview, MN. Further visitation Wednesday morning, December 18th AT THE BUFFALO EVANGELICAL COVENANT CHURCH IN BUFFALO one hour prior to services. Funeral Service 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, December 18th at Buffalo Evangelical Covenant Church, 1601 Highway 25 N., Buffalo, MN. Serving the family The Peterson Chapel Buffalo 763-682-1363 thepetersonchapel.com
Bishop, Bernard P. age 88, of Edina and Homosassa, Florida passed away December 7th, 2019 after a hard fought battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife Marlene, his children Daniel, Carol (Bill) Disney, Robert (Norma), William, Theresa (Jeff) Schultz, Bernadette, his step-children Karrie (Keith) Raiff, Kolleen (Ron) Brown, Jon MacKenzie. 18 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, December 21st, 2019 from 5 to 7 PM at the Cremation Society of MN, 7110 France Avenue South in Edina. A gathering will also be held on December 22nd from 1-3 PM at Good Samaritan Society- Ambassador, 8100 Medicine Lake Rd., New Hope. Cremationsocietyofmn.com