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Friday, December 26, 2014
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Ames Anderson

Anderson, Ames 80, of New Ulm, died Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at the Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm. Funeral service 3 PM Saturday, December 27, at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Ulm with Pastor Jeffrey Bovee officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the time of service at church on Saturday. The Minnesota Valley Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Condolences Ames is survived by his wife, Ruth Anderson of New Ulm; a daughter, Greta (Steve) Nehrenberg of Kent, Washington; twin grandsons, Dylan and Zachary Nehrenberg; a sister, Barbara (Rodger) Thuras of Bloomington; and by his cousins; niece, nephews and great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Ames Ekern Anderson was born October 20, 1934 in St. Paul to Elmer and Mabel (Halverson) Anderson. He was a graduate of Minneapolis Southwest High School, and received his Bachelor's, Master's and his Doctorate in music from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. After he graduated from the U of M he taught music at St. Olaf College in Northfield and then at Martin Luther College in New Ulm from 1961 to 1998. Ames was united in marriage to Ruth Vornholt on June 9, 1962 at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Ulm. His career as a church organist began in his teens and continued throughout his life. Ames regularly presented recitals at Martin Luther College and throughout the Midwest. He was an avid scholar, a lover of opera, and traveled extensively. Ames was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, American Guild of Organists, Sioux Trails Guild of Organists and the Minnesota and Brown County Historical Societies. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to Martin Luther College Music Scholarship Fund, St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, New Ulm Medical Center Foundation or to the donor's choice.

Harland D. Brockoff

Brockoff, Harland D. age 63, of Cologne, passed away Friday. Survived by his loving family: sister Annette Quaas; brothers and sis-ter-in-law Hilbern and Karen Brockoff, Hollace Brockoff; nephew Dustin (Ali) Brockoff; other relatives and friends. Memorial Service Monday 11:00 am at Zion Lutheran Church (14735 CR 153), Benton Twp., Cologne; visitation Sunday 2-5 pm Johnson Funeral Home (141 East 1st St.), Waconia 952-442-2121 and at the church one hour prior to the service.

James W. Coburn

Coburn, James W. age 59, of Burnsville, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Dec. 20, 2014. Preceded in death by parents, James & Darlene and sister, Shirley George. Survived by loving wife of 31 years, Luan; daughter, ReneƩ (David) Hillesheim; son, Frank (Lindsey); stepdaughter, Cindy (Zach) Hayes; 6 grandchildren, Savannah, Vincent, Lauren, Logan, Evelyn and Elin; 2 brothers & 3 sisters, other family, and many friends. Jim proudly served with the US Navy. Despite his illness, Jim lived life to the fullest with a generous and loving heart and will be deeply missed. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Wounded Warrior Project. Memorial service 3:00 PM Sunday, Dec. 28, with visitation one hour prior to service, and reception to follow, all at: Edina Chapel 952-920-3996 West 50th St. & Hwy 100

Jade Cara Downwind

Downwind, Jade Cara March 5, 1983 - December 22, 2014 Wake Friday. 12/26 & Sat. 12/27 Division of Indian Works, 1001 E Lake Street, Minneapolis beginning at 6 p.m. Wake Sun. 12/28 beginning at 6 p.m., Redby Community Center. Funeral Mon. 12/29, 1 p.m., St. Mary's Catholic Church in Red Lake, MN. Serving the family Chilson Funeral Home Winsted-320-485-4447

June R. (Golla) Erickson

Erickson, June R. (Golla) Age 90, of SE Mpls, passed away 12/24/14. Preceded by husband, Lloyd E. and 8 siblings. Survived by son, Kenneth (Sandra); daughter, Candace (Jack) Menier; grand-children, Heather Erickson and Brett Erickson; nieces, nephews, relatives & friends. Funeral Service Monday, Dec. 29, 7 PM with visitation beginning 4 PM Monday, all at Billman-Hunt Chapel, 2701 Central Ave NE, Mpls. Private burial, Hillside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to a charity of June's choice. Billman-Hunt Chapel 612-789-3535

Milan Feriancek

Feriancek, Milan age 90, of Brooklyn Center, passed away peacefully with his loving daughter in attendance on December 23, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene; brothers, Ludwig and Eddie. He will be deeply missed by his daughter, Gail Gomilak (Tom); sister, Mildred Gill; many relatives and good friends. Per his wishes, private interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Bonnie G. Grover

Grover, Bonnie G. age 72, of Minnetonka, MN passed away on Dec. 20, 2014. Preceded in death by parents, Henry & Dorothy Wiliams. Survived by husband, Bernie; son, Todd; daughter, Dana (Bob Tehla); sister, Kay (Doug) Brue; and nephew, Scott (Kate) Brue. Bonnie's beautiful smile, kind heart and gentleness will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Visitation 10-11 AM with memorial service at 11 AM Saturday, Dec. 27 at All Saints Lutheran Church, 15915 Excelsior Blvd., Minnetonka, MN. Strobeck Johnson 952-938-9020

Vernon Gunderson

Gunderson, Vernon A service will be held Monday, December 29, 2014 at 11 AM at BRADSHAW CELEBRATION OF LIFE CENTER, 2800 Curve Crest Blvd. (NW corner of Hwy 36 & Co Rd 5), Stillwater with a visitation one hour prior to the service. Full notice to follow Sunday. Bradshaw 651-439-5511

Jack Carlos Harding

Harding, Jack Carlos Jack of Burnsville, 74, died Dec. 22, 2014. Born in Ottumwa, IA. Preceded in death by his parents. Survived by his wife, Sharon, children, grandsons, & extended family. Memorial service: Mon., Dec. 29, 11 AM at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 13901 Fairview Dr., Burnsville, MN.

Evelyn L. Holm

Holm, Evelyn L. age 86 of Bloomington. She grew up in Henderson, MN. She was preceded in death by her husband H. James Holm whom she married December 27, 1947 and is also preceded in death by sister Marie Hughes; brothers Joe & Don O'Neil; great -grandson Nathaniel Holm. Survived by children, Steve (Judy), Mike (Mary), James, Joni (David) Dirtzu, Julie (Mike) Burton, Kim (Tammy), Carol (Scott) Johnson, Kevin (Jean), John, Paul (Jackie), Larry; brother, Robert O'Neil; 28 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 AM Saturday, Dec. 27 at the Church of St. Bonaventure, 901 E 90th St. Private interment Ft. Snelling. Visitation Friday 5-8 PM, with a Rosary at 7:30 at Morris Nilsen Chapel, 6527 Portland Ave and one hour before Mass at Church. Memorials preferred. Morris Nilsen Chapel 612-869-3226

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