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Tuesday, May 5, 2015
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Robert L. Anderson

Anderson, Robert L. Age 86, of Edina, passed away on May 4, 2015. Private interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

James G. Anhalt

Anhalt, James G. Age 73, of Blaine, passed away April 29. Preceded in death by his wife, Mary; daughter, Barbara. Survived by children, Kenneth (Martha), Diane (Thomas) Gioia, Carol (Rick) Raeuber; twelve grandchildren; three great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers memorial preferred to the Anoka Animal Society. James was a wonderful, helpful neighbor always straight forward. He was an honorably discharged veteran serving three tours in Vietnam with the US Army. He was well decorated and his medals included the Silver Star, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, the Purple Heart and others. James loved gardening, fishing and was a strong advocate of animal rights. Funeral service will be Friday, May 8, 2015 at 10:30AM at our Coon Rapids Chapel. Visitation will be Thursday, May 7, from 6-8 PM and one hour before the service on Friday. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Mpls. www.washburn-mcreavy.com Coon Rapids Chapel 763-767-1000 1827 Coon Rapids Blvd.

Richard M. Baxter

Baxter, Richard M. age 72, of Blaine. Preceded by daughter: Sandra K. Baxter and parents: Marvin and Beatrice Baxter. Survived by loving daughters: Susan and Sara Baxter, special friends, Kerry (Jerry) Soban, Thomas (Kathy) Myers, Gene (Donna) Hageman, Gene Philippi and SLP Lions Club members and Pooh (cat) and a host of many other friends. Member of Spring Lake Park Lions Club and he loved to volunteer and serve the community. He donated twenty-two gallons of blood to the Mpls. VA and was a MNDOT employee for thirty-three years. Also he was an avid MN Vikings and MN Twins Fan. Funeral service at KOZLAK-RADULOVICH BLAINE CHAPEL 107th Ave. NE & Hwy #65 Wednesday at 10:30 AM with visitation one hour prior. Interment Stacy-Lent Cemetery. Family prefers memorials. Rest in Peace, Dad. www.kozlakradulovich.com "A Celebration of Life" 763-783-1100

Richard L. Bertelson

Bertelson, Richard L. On May 2nd, a truly great man went on to the home of heroes and legends. Richard (Dick) Bertelson passed away in his home surrounded by his family at the age of 92. Dick was born in Minneapolis to Edith and Arthur Bertelson and was married for 64 years to his beautiful bride Audrey. Joining the Navy in 1941, he became a carrier-based fighter pilot and distinguished himself as a fighter ace. His work life was committed to second-generation leadership of Bertelson Brothers Office Supply. Dick was best known as a graceful and generous husband, friend, father and grandfather. Many beyond family called him dad. Dick was humble and hopeful, always offering encouragement. His mantra of "Keep the Faith" and his resilient spirit will live on in many. Dick was his family's champion and will be dearly missed. He was a loving father to Mark (Ann), Paul (Nan), Todd (Mary) and Beth (Paul) as well as a grandfather to Katie (Pete), Tory (Trisha), Drew, Brett, Brian, Lauren, Allie, Kristen, Emma and Joe. He was great-grandfather to Jasmine and Audrey. We invite friends and family to join us in the worship of God and the celebration of Dick's life. The Memorial Service will be held on May 8, at 11am at Colonial Church of Edina. 6200 Colonial Way Edina, Minnesota 55436. Visitation will be one hour prior to memorial service. Memorials may be given to Young Life Capernaum- Mpls. and The Pilgrim Center for Reconciliation.

Marjorie Jeanne '(Midge)' Blake

Blake, Marjorie (Midge) Jeanne 6-8-1928 to 4-30-2015 Beloved mother to four sons and a daughter, as well as grandmother, great-grandmother and sister to siblings Alice and Shirley. Preceded in death by her husband Robert F. Blake, daughter Rebecca Lynn Blake and sister Shirley Olson. Always a positive, happy person, Midge was devoted to her husband of nearly 65 years, and her sons, Donn, Scott, Timothy and Robert. Impossible to put into a short article just how she touched the lives of those she knew and loved. She and husband Bob were involved with the Meals on Wheels program, delivering to the elderly and infirm. Midge also volunteered at Presbyterian Homes and the Hennepin County Library, to name a few. Active in her church functions, she loved helping others. She will be sorely missed by her sons and daughters-in-law, 7 grand-children, and 7 great-grand-children. Gentle in style and demeanor, Midge was truly a lady, and accordingly put others before herself. Never shy about expressing her opinion, she nonetheless listened with an open mind to new ideas or perspectives. We are comforted by the knowledge that she is once again with Bob and Becky, and we know that we'll all be together again one day. Mass of Christian Burial Friday 3 PM at The Church of the Nativity of Mary, 9900 Lyndale Ave. So. Private interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Visitation Friday 1 hour prior to Mass at church only. Godspeed, mom, we love you! www.GILLBROTHERS.com BLOOMINGTON, MN 952 888 7771

Pamela S. Bridson

Bridson, Pamela S. age 67 of Columbia Heights, passed away on 5/1/2015. Preceded in death by father, Erwin. Survived by mother, Jean; sister, Deboney (Richard) Langner; nieces, Melanie (Justin) Langner-Yarosevich and Kayleen (Kevin) Jensen; great-nephews, Joseph, Benjamin, Owen and Eli; along with other family and many friends. Pamela was a long time employee of the University of Minnesota and an active member of Nativity Lutheran Church. Memorials preferred to the church. Memorial service Saturday 5/9 at 2 PM with visitation 1 hour prior at Nativity Lutheran Church, 3312 Silver Lake Road, St. Anthony. www.Washburn-McReavy.com Coon Rapids Chapel 763-767-1000

Jane Marie Cameron

Cameron, Jane Marie age 53, of Eden Prairie, passed away peacefully at home on May 1, 2015. Preceded in death by mother, Donna Mae Sedesky. Survived by husband, Paul Cameron; daughter, Nicole Cameron; grandchildren, Jhasmin, Ashlynn, Jaxon and Ava; father, James Sedesky; brothers and sisters, Teresa, Michael, Mary Jo and James Jr. (Kitty) Sedesky; nieces, nephews and cousins. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 11 AM at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 680 Mill St., Excelsior (952-474-8868). A visitation will take place for one hour prior to the service at the church. Private family interment. Huber Funeral & Cremation Services Excelsior Chapel 952-474-9595 www.huberfunerals.com

Dolores L. (Clegg) Cherrier

Cherrier, Dolores L. (Clegg) age 88, of Brooklyn Center, passed away May 2, 2015. Preceded in death by husband, Richard; sisters, Eldora Benike, Hazel McLaughlin, Erma Dahlgren; brothers, George Clegg, John Clegg, and Ray Clegg. Survived by daughter, Kimberly (Stuart) Roble; sons, Richard, Charles (Louann), William (Sally), and Thomas (Jennifer); grand-children, Kevin Roble, Kyle Roble, Alyson Cherrier, Mark (Edelmi) Thacker, Sarita (Nick Loch) Cherrier, and Monique Cherrier; great-grandchildren, Rania Thacker and Grayson Loch; and nieces, nephews, and friends. Celebration of Dolores' Life 11:30 AM Thursday, May 7 at Evans-Nordby Funeral Home, 6000 Brooklyn Blvd., Brooklyn Center. Visitation from 6:30-8 PM Wednesday, May 6, and 11-11:30 AM Thursday. Interment Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials preferred to the American Heart Assn. Evans-Nordby 763-533-3000 www.evansnordby.com

Lyle Howard Day

Day, Lyle Howard Age 72, of St. Michael (formerly of Wayzata, Long Lake, and Plymouth), died peacefully at his home on May 4, 2015. Lyle was born on December 26, 1942. He is preceded in death by his parents, Earl & Janet Day; brothers, Bruce, Lowell, and John; and sister, Margaret Lessard. Lyle was on the Long Lake Fire Department for over 23 years and served part of the time as the Fire Chief. He was also a member of the Long Lake City Council and on the Orono Police Department and Reserves. Lyle is most remembered for serving the Orono/Wayzata communities for over 50 years in the plumbing and heating business. Lyle was a loving, compassionate, and fair person who could be counted on in any emergency, day or night. He enjoyed playing and coaching hockey and baseball. Lyle is survived by his best friend, Cathy Caryl; daughters, Becky Krueger, Pam Sueker, and Janet Brown (Brian); son, Howard Day; mother of his children, Kathy Day; 6 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild; brothers, sisters, and many nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation Thursday, May 7, 4:00-8:00 pm at Rettinger funeral Home, 425 Lake St. Long Lake. Memorial Service to be held on Friday, May 8, 11:00 am with visitation 1 hour prior at the Long Lake Fire Station, 340 Willow Dr. N. Long Lake. Private family burial. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to the family. Rettinger Funeral Home Long Lake-Orono 952-473-6954

Norton Erickson

Erickson, Norton age 94, of Harris. Owner of Waterproofing Inc., Brighton Sandblasting. Full notice Wednesday. funeralandcremationservice.com

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