Anderson, Steven "Duke" age 58 of Alexandria formerly of Malmo and Columbia Heights, died Fri., 8/29/14 at his home. Memorial service 11 AM Thurs., 9/4/14 at Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Visitation 1 hour prior to service. Anderson Funeral Home www.andersonfuneral.net
Bartz, Ross E. 83, of Hopkins, MN, died at his home on Saturday, August 30, 2014. Born June 13, 1931 in Chippewa Falls, WI, Ross graduated from Chippewa Falls High School where he was class president, and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in economics. While serving 2 years in the United States Army he married Joan Kothlow, his high school sweetheart. They were married for over 60 years. Ross and Jo moved to Minneapolis and he joined US Bank (then First National Bank) where he stayed for his entire banking career. He retired as senior Vice President, Human Resources and was a past president of the Twin Cities Personnel Association. Ross was a beloved coworker and a valuable mentor. After retirement he continued to keep in touch with people whose careers he helped guide, and looked forward to meeting his friends for breakfast and lunch. Among his many activities Ross was treasurer of the Bellgrove Neighborhood Association. Ross demonstrated his commitment to the neighborhood by holding that position for over thirty years. As a 60-year resident of Hopkins, he served on the Hopkins Zoning and Planning commission. Ross loved his dogs and his cars, even naming his dogs -- always two beautiful boxers -- after his cars. He especially enjoyed working in his yard. The flawlessly manicured yard that he and Jo maintained set an unattainable standard for the neighborhood. Ross is survived by his wife Joan; brother, Keith (Carol); sister- and brother-in-law, Sally and David Kocher; nieces, Julie, Kristine and Cary; nephew, Steve (Pam), and his beloved boxer Mandy. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Details will follow. www.Washburn-McReavy.com Strobeck Johnson 952-938-9020
Bedeau, Barbara Ann (Nevitt) age 78, of Mpls, was born Jan. 17, 1936 and passed away Aug. 31, 2014. Services are pending for Mpls and also White Earth. Full notice to appear later. Serving the family... Chilson Funeral Home www.chilsonfuneralhome.com Winsted, MN 320-485-4447
Blair, Carol Bristow of Minneapolis, age 95 passed away the evening of August 28. She was preceded in death by her wonderful husband Gene, and survived by her daughters, Holly LeFever (Terry) and Noel Barragan (CR), as well as five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two more on the way. Local memorial planned for immediate family. A traveling memorial is planned for Wisconsin and Nebraska. The family thanks you for your prayers and condolences.
Cox, Russell E. age 63 of Coon Rapids, passed away unexpectedly August 28, 2014. Preceded in death by father, George. Survived by long time companion, Barb Stokes; loving father of Marisa Anderson, Ryan Cox, and Nicole (Matt) Zwilling; mother, Evelyn; siblings, Rita, Doug, Randy, Jeff, Tammy, Rod, and Pam; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Private inter-ment. Memorials preferred to the family. Memorial service 2 PM Thursday, September 4 with visitation 1 hour prior at: www.Washburn-McReavy.com Coon Rapids Chapel 763-767-1000 1827 Coon Rapids Blvd.
Esala, Margaret S. age 94 of Alexandria, formerly of Richfield, died Sun., 8/31/14. Funeral service will be held 11 AM Wed, 9/3/14 at First Lutheran Church in Alexandria. Visitation will be held 1 hour prior to service at church. Anderson Funeral Home www.andersonfuneral.net
Giorgio, Joan Marie (Gasner) Born in Owatonna, MN on 04/30/ 33. On 8/30/ 2014 took God's hand and went to be with the love of her life Donald; parents, Merle and Evelyn and brother, Tom. She was deeply loved by her children, Michael (Julie), Gerald (Mary), Lori Schumann, Kathleen (Ron) Fuell, Nancy Giorgio; grandchildren, Brian and Joseph Giorgio, Abby and Jenna Schumann and Michael and Ryan Fuell. She will be missed by her brothers, sisters, extended family and many friends. Joan worked until she was 75 in her second career as a family chemical dependency counselor at New Beginnings in Waverly, MN. She touched many lives through her work. We would especially like to thank her PCA's April and Jenna. Their compassion, caring and love kept her with us longer than we could have imagined. Memorials preferred. Mass of Christian Burial 11 AM Thursday, 9/4 at the Church of St. Charles Borromeo, 2420 St. Anthony Blvd., St. Anthony. Interment Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. Visitation 1 hour prior to Mass at church and 4-8 PM Wednesday, 9/3 at: www.Washburn-McReavy.com Coon Rapids Chapel 763-767-1000 1827 Coon Rapids Blvd.
Gustner, Lorraine age 88, of Spring Park and long time resident of Mound, passed on August 30, 2014. Preceded in death by husband Byron, parents Frederic and Selma Metcalf, daughters Debra, Cynthia (Hafner), Darleyene (Kotila) and son-in-law David Kotila. Survived by sons Charles (Carla), Gary (Cathi), Alan (Susan), Jim and many grandchildren, great-grand-children, nieces, nephews and friends. Services 11:00 AM Thursday, September 4, 2014 at St. John's Lutheran Church, 2451 Fairview Ln., Mound with gathering of family and friends from 10:00 AM. Visitation from 5:00 to 8:00 PM Wednesday at the Huber Funeral Home, 1801 Commerce Blvd., Mound. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers directed to St. John's Lutheran Church. Huber Funeral & Cremation Services Mound Chapel 952-472-1716 www.huberfunerals.com