Today’s Obituaries Sunday, December 9, 2018

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Jo Anne Louise Alberg

Alberg, Jo Anne Louise died November 25, 2018. Jo Anne was born to Emil and Elsie Alberg on September 1, 1924 at Saint Luke's Hospital in St. Paul. She lived in the Macalaster Highland neighborhood close to Davern Street with her parents for most of her life. Jo Anne attended Mattocks Grade School and graduated from Central High School in 1942. Later she attended the University of Minnesota and graduated with Honors. Her focus was writing. Jo Anne was employed by Norwest Airlines during World War II and worked at Holman Field, St Paul Airport and then later at American Red Cross. She had great satisfaction in working for Hubert Humphrey and communications with Abba Eban of the United Nations. She was blessed in her old age by the care of the Highland Park Block Nurse, Dr. Guiton, the Episcopal Home in St Paul and the help of Howard Cutts. Jo Anne is survived by her brother, Alan Alberg, her sister-in-law, Winnifred and their four children, their spouses, their grandchildren and cousins in Norway. A memorial service will be held at Messiah Episcopal Church, December 27 at 2:00 pm, Ford Parkway and Macalester, St. Paul, Minnesota.


Adrian C. Anderson

Anderson, Adrian C. Was born 2/28/23 in Litchville, ND and passed away 12/7/18 in Blaine , MN. He is survived by sons, Steven Wayne Anderson, Glenn Eugene Anderson, and Robert Dean Anderson. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Corrine (Knutson) Anderson; parents William August and Selma (Kjelland) Anderson; and siblings, Elaine Shirley Eckman and William Alan (Mary Jane) Anderson. Adrian farmed in Litchville, ND. They moved to Minneapolis where he worked at the post office where he retired in 1988. He was a WW2 veteran and a member or 9th Airforce in Europe. Funeral service Wednesday 12/12/18 2 PM with a visitation at 1 PM at Washburn-McReavy Funeral Chapel, 1827 Coon Rapids Blvd, Coon Rapids. Washburn-McReavy.com Coon Rapids Chapel 763-767-1000


Douglas R. Anderson

Anderson, Douglas R. The memorial service for Douglas R. Anderson, 71, formerly of Eden Prairie, MN will be at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday (November 24, 2018) at Grace Evangelical Free Church in Stewartville, MN. Mr. Anderson, former CFO of AccessAbility, Inc. in Mpls, died of natural causes, on Sunday, November 18, 2018 surrounded by his loving wife Lois and family in his home. Arrangements are with Griffin-Gray F.H. in Stewartville. griffin-gray.com


Duane H. Anderson

Anderson, Duane H. Age 93 of Minnetonka, MN. Passed away on December 1, 2018. Devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Preceded in death by spouse of 69 years, Christine; daughters, Doriene and Denise; and 2 great grandchildren. Survived by children, Donna Anderson, Delaine (Tom) Suess, and Duane, Jr; 5 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; 2nd love, Charleen Mortenson, and her children, Jody (Bob) Mayer, and Tim (Cathy) Mortenson. Memorial service 11 am, Saturday, December 15th at Faith Church, 12007 Excelsior Blvd., Minnetonka, MN. 55343. Visitation 1 hour prior to service. Private interment at Fort Snelling, National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred.


Janice (Archerd) Anderson

Anderson, Janice (Archerd) Passed away November 27, 2018. Age 85. Jan had a distinguished career in the arts. For ten years she coordinated arrangements for the Minneapolis Institute of Arts special events. The widely diversified programs at times attracted up to 1,000 attendees. Jan received continuous praise for the success of these events. In addition to special events, she organized close to fifty annual ongoing programs. Jan also worked with the Friends of the Institute and the Mpls. Society of Fine Arts for their events. Jan ended her career working at the Basilica of St. Mary for ten years, where she coordinated cultural events such as major concerts and speakers program. In addition, she represented the church in community projects. She received an award for her work on "An Evening with Dave Brubeck" concert at Orchestra Hall to support a Jewish-Christian Learning Center. Her many volunteer activities include several years at The First Universalist Church, where she served a term as Arts Committee Chair. Jan is survived by husband Larry; daughter Elizabeth Archerd (Richard Zajicek); grandson Michael Zajicek (Mary Beth Kehrwald); sister Sandra Weinberg; brother John Snell (Tina); step-children Margaret, Bradley and Scott Anderson; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial gathering will be held for family and friends at The First Universalist Church, 3400 Dupont Ave. So., Minneapolis, on Saturday, December 15, from 1-3 p.m. A brief program will be held at 2 p.m. Memorials to Heifer International or charity of choice in lieu of flowers. Sunset Kapala-Glodek 612-789-3596 SunsetFuneralServices.com


Lee M. Anderson

Anderson, Lee M. Age 82, of Burnsville, passed away suddenly on December 1, 2018. Preceded in death by his parents and infant brother. Survived by wife of 48 years, Sue (Tillmans) Anderson; son Philip (Liz) Anderson of St. Paul; daughter Nancy (Antonio Dirzo) Anderson of Burnsville; grandchildren Lucia, June, Anders, Ruby, and Melody; brother Orlando (Darlene) Anderson of Red Wing, Nancy (Joel) Wiberg of Minneapolis and many other relatives. Lee grew up on his family farm near Hager City, WI. He graduated from Gustavus Adophus College and was employed as an environmental chemist until his retirement. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his 5 grandchildren, and spending time on the family farm. Funeral service Saturday, December 15, 11:00 AM at St. James Lutheran Church, 3650 Williams Drive, Burnsville, MN. Visitation 9:30 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St. James Lutheran Church, Svea Lutheran Church Cemetery Fund (N2610 770th St, Hager City, WI 54014), or the Salvation Army (Twin Cities Administrative Offices, 2445 Prior Ave. N., Roseville, MN 55113).


James E. Andrews

Andrews, James Eugene 70, of South Haven, MN passed away 12/6/18. Preceded in death by his parents, Glen and Mabel (Kephart) Andrews. step-parents, Lois and Marvin, sister, Faye Andrews, step-brother, Dennis Sauer, and ex-wife, Lynne. Survived by his son, Ora, daughter, Lecia Heimer, ex-wives, Terry, Cindy and Heidi; brother, Dennis (Linda) Andrews, sister, Ruth (Jerry) Potter; granddaughters, Taylor and Jordan Andrews, Baylee Heimer (Calvin Cummings) who are expecting his 1st great grandchild; grandson, Edward Heimer; Tracy Lee, mother of Taylor and Jordan; Scott Heimer, father of Baylee and Edward. Jim was born 10/9/1948 in Anamosa, IA. and moved to Long Lake, MN in 1956. He volunteered during the Vietnam War. Sgt. Specialist 5, US Army was awarded the Bronze Star Medal of Honor. He was a changed man when he returned home. He married Karen Terese "Terry" Schmitz on August 22, 1971. They had two children. Ora and Lecia. They divorced. Jim married and divorced 3 more times. In 2009, he was finally diagnosed with PTSD. A celebration of his life at United Presbyterian Church 6301 Maple St, Rockford Mn, Sat., Dec. 15th, 3 pm Visitation 1:30-3pm prior. Interment later in N. Madison Pioneers Cemetery. Center Junction, IA.


Susan Beth Killian Arlt

Arlt, Susan Beth Killian Age 63, of Forest Lake, passed away on December 01, 2018. Susan graduated from Henry Sibley High School, started her career at Dayton's, worked at Appliance Parts as credit manager then with the Minnesota Bar Association before heading to New York to become Administrator for Pediatric Infectious Disease at the New York Hospital. After returning to MN, she graduated from Coach University and practiced as a certified Life Coach. She acted and sang in numerous local stage productions. Survived by her husband of 32 years, Geoffrey; brother, Gary Killian; sister, Joan Brown; brother- in-law, Timothy Arlt; many nephews, nieces, other relatives and good friends. Celebration of Life, 4:35 to 6:00 pm, Saturday December 15, 2018 at the Sunken Garden at Marjorie McNeely Conservatory, St. Paul. Memorials preferred to the UNICEF/MSNBC K.I.N.D. fund. Cremation Society of MN 612-825-2435. killianarltfamily@midco.net


Thomas Stephen Aschoff, Jr.

Aschoff, Thomas Stephen, Jr. of Mpls, MN passed away peacefully at the comfort of his home surrounded by family on December 2, 2018 in Rochester, MN. Thomas is survived by his daughter, Christina; son, Stephen and wife, Jennifer (Jennissen); and his loving wife of 52 years, Kathleen (Skomra) Aschoff. He is also survived by his three grandchildren, Courtney and fiancée Andrew Vorwerk, and Nicholas and Cooper; and two great-grandchildren, Aria & Braxton Vorwerk. He is preceded in death by his parents, Thomas, Sr. & Lorraine (Roepke) Aschoff; brother, Terrance; and father and mother-in-law Frank and Margaret (Hartos) Skomra. He graduated vocational high school in 1964 and was a pressman for ABC Newspapers/ECM Printing for more than 35 years in Anoka, Minnesota. Tom loved his family, they would often play board games at gatherings. Music was one of his great passions and would often be heard while he was working or playing, especially the Rolling Stones. He was a loyal, dedicated, and hard worker becoming one of the best at his craft. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping. There is no funeral service planned. Family members will be holding a personal memorial in celebration of Tom's life. The family would appreciate memorial contributions to be made to the Alzheimer's Association at alz.org. A special thank you to the people at Mayo Clinic Hospice in Rochester, Minnesota for their loving care and support during his final days. The family would also like to thank The Water's at Mayowood in Rochester, Minnesota for their care, concern and support during this trying time.


Carol Ann Back

Back, Carol Ann Age 57 of Brooklyn Center. Survived by life partner, Kenneth; Gerald Aune, father; Susan (Mark) Rother sister; Michael (Diane) Scheerz brother; many very close nieces and nephews and other fabulous family and friends. Preceded in death by Gloria Aune, mother; Mark and William Aune, brothers; Ada and William Aune grandparents; Dorothy and Bob Engesser, grandparents. Celebration of Life, Saturday, December 15th at 2 pm at Mermaid Event Center, 2200 Mounds View Blvd, Mounds View, MN 55112. Choice Cremation 763-571-5030 choicecremation.com