Today’s Obituaries Tuesday, August 22, 2017

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Lance B. Anderson

Anderson, Lance B. of Apple Valley MN. Passed away after a long illness on August 18th, 2017. Born in Austin MN to LeRoy and Sonja Anderson on April 27, 1945. Raised in Minneapolis MN. He graduated from Central high school in 1963. He retired as a Pressroom Foreman at the Minneapolis Star Tribune after 38 years. Preceded in death by parents, wife Barbara of Minneapolis, and brother Mark of Kansas City KS. Survived by daughters Denise Cross (James) of Arizona, and Karen Day (Jason) of Apple Valley MN; grandsons Jacob Lance Walker (Stephanie) of CO, Anthony Houston Walker of AZ, and Soren LeRoy Day of Apple Valley MN; granddaughter Samantha Day of Eagan MN; sister, Mary Ellen Anderson, St Paul and aunt, Sandra Carlson, Edina; also survived by Douglas Walker (former son-in-law) of AZ, four great-granddaughters, nieces, nephews and many treasured friends. Memorial service at the Chapel of Lakewood Cemetery, 3600 Hennepin Ave S, Minneapolis on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 2:00 pm. Arrangements by Cremation Society of Minnesota.

Richard Francis Bellesen

Bellesen, Richard Francis Age 65 of Minneapolis, MN, passed away August 11, 2017. He is survived by his friend and loving wife, Mae Bellesen; two sons, two daughters, two sisters, a brother, a number of grandchildren, nephews, nieces and close friends. Richard was cared for during his illness by his wife. Visitation 10:00 AM, Memorial Service 11:00 AM, Thursday, August 24 at the Cremation Society of MN, 4343 Nicollet Ave S., Minneapolis. As an expression of sympathy, memorials are preferred to Mae Bellesen.

Lyle E. Bjornson

Bjornson, Lyle E. Age 77 of Minneapolis, passed away Aug 20, 2017. Preceded in death by wife Betty Bjornson. Survived by children, Simon, Julie (Lloyd Clark), Suzanne Mosley (Tim Carter); grandchildren, Amanda Clark (Miklik), Michael Clark (Myah), Kenny Mosley (Ashley ), Aaron Carter and Patricia Carter; great grandchildren, Betty and Hayley Mosley; brother, Darrel (Lois); other relatives and friends. Visitation Thursday Aug 24, from 4-8pm at Thompson & Dougherty, 2535 Park Ave So, Mpls. Funeral Services Sat., Aug. 26th at Sacred Heart Church, Sanborn ND. (viewing one hour prior to service). Retired in 2002 as a machinist from Onan (Cummings) for over 30 years. He enjoyed time spent with family and friends.

Leonard John 'Lee' Canning

Canning, Leonard John "Lee" of Naples, FL passed away on August 7, 2017 surrounded by the love of his life, Marjorie, and his family. Born in Chestnut Hill, PA to Margaret Gorman Canning, he attended high school in Milwaukee, WI; and resided in Edina, MN until moving to Naples, Fl. He started college at 16 at St. Mary's University (Winona, MN) where he met Marjorie who was attending St. Theresa's College. After graduating from St. Mary's, he joined the Air Force and served our country, including a stint in Germany. Lee attended the University of Iowa for post-graduate work in journalism and later in his career he graduated from the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management with an M.B.A. He began his newspaper career at 10, publishing his first neighborhood paper. His adult career began at the Suburban Newspapers as a sports reporter and then went to the Star Tribune, where his love of the English language is legendary. He was senior vice president and business manager. During his 28 years at the Star Tribune, where he went from copy editor to executive managing editor and shifted to the business side where he supervised promotions, research, production, human resources, planning and labor relations. After two years of retirement, Lee returned to the newspaper business to become the publisher of Suburban Newspapers Inc. for 10 years. His passion for the community included board membership in several major hospital boards, including two appointments as board president. The joys in life were his family, improving the community and the written word. His proudest memories were raising nine children with Marge and persevering through six years of graduate school at night to achieve an M.B.A. He is survived by Marge, his wife of 64 years, and 2 sons Mike (Nancy) Canning; Mark (Deb) Canning, and six daughters, Helen, Patricia, Colleen (Diwa Ratnam), Susan, Margaret (Mike Russell) and Maureen (Jeff Clipperton), 21 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Lee was preceded in death by his daughter, Kate and grandson, Andrew. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association 660 Tamiami Trail N # 21, Naples, FL 34102 or the Frances Georgeson Hospice House c/o Avow Hospice 1095 Whippoorwill Ln, Naples, FL 34105. A Memorial Mass in Lee's honor will be held 10:00 A.M. August 18, 2017 at St. Williams Catholic Church, 601 Seagate Dr, Naples, FL 34108. A second Memorial Mass will be held 11:00 A.M. September 1, 2017 at St. Patrick's Church in Edina, MN. Condolences HodgesNaplesMG.com

Dorothy Ann (Hawkins) Comeau

Comeau, Dorothy Ann (Hawkins) age 85, of Crystal, passed away peacefully on 8/14/17. Preceded in death by husband, Donald; daughters, Deborah Ann and infant girl; her brother, James; and her sister, Jeanne. She was a lover of life, she enjoyed dancing, baking, laughing and most of all she loved her husband Donald. Survived by daughter, Mary (Walter) Jacks; sons, Jeff (Jane), Tom (Connie); sister, Mary Zierath; many grandchildren & great-grandchildren; and special nieces, nephews and friends. Memorials preferred to donor's choice. Memorial service on Monday, Aug. 28 at 11:00 AM with visitation one hour prior. All at: Washburn-McReavy.com Glen Haven Chapel 763-533-8643 5125 W. Broadway, Crystal

Janet Miriam (Stattine) Conover

Conover, Janet Miriam (Stattine) age 99, born January 17th 1918, died July 26th, 2017 on the 76th anniversary of her marriage to Elmer Secor Conover, her high school sweetheart. Her children, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, and many grandchildren had gathered by her side to offer their prayers and words of endearment when she answered her Heavenly Father's call. Janet was preceded in death by her father and mother, Daniel and Margaret Stattine, brother, Helmer and sister-in-law Signey, and her loving husband Al Conover. Also prede-ceased by lifelong friends from North High School, George and Millie Rivers; Don and Louise Gabbert; and neighbors Dr. John and Lucille Regan; Roger and Maxine Ulstad; and Dr. John and Ruthie Schultz. She is survived by her five children. -James (Mary), granddaughters Sophie (Alex), Zoe (Richard) Polle, Andrea, great-grandkids Henry and Maddox Sohn, and Ivyrae and Isabol Polle; -Anna Moore, grandchildren Lucy, Daniel (fiancée Maris), and Margaret (Matthew Nolan), great- grandkids Alden Hadl, Madeline Moore, and Charlotte and Condict Nolan; -Jean Yablonski (Bob), granddaughter Nicole Weaver (Jon), great-grandkids Mia, Charlie, and Nate, granddaughter Jill (Tim) Kresse, great granddaughter Bernie, grandson Al (Katie) Yablonski, great- grandkids Annie, and Joe. And grandson Jim Yablonski (fiancée Erin) -Stephen (Cynthia) Conover, grandson Gerrit, and granddaughter Lilian; -Mary (Joseph) McMahon, granddaughter Emily, and grandson John. Also survived by her sister-in-law Sally Conover; and her favorite Swedish cousin Ingeborg Mattsson who was like a sister to Janet. Janet grew up the daughter of Swedish speaking immigrants in a house her father built at 26th and Humboldt Ave. N. She attended North High School and sang A Cappella in the renowned North High Choir. Chorale music continued to be a large part of her life as she participated in church choirs and played the piano her entire life. Known by all as a most gracious woman, she deeply touched the lives not only of her family members but also of so many who came in contact with her as she served as a PTA president, a member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, the Women's Club of Minneapolis, and Interlachen Country Club. Sundays at her lake home were always like a family reunion party for her 14 grandchildren. Remarkably while she remained fully active in their lives, Janet began a new career at age 64 when she joined her husband and son's start up medical research firm Applied Membrane Technology, Inc. Janet worked as Executive Assistant for over thirty years, retiring reluctantly at age 96. She had a passion for reading, often checking out several books a week from the local library. Always able to keep up with the latest news, books and technology, she loved learning to use her new MacBook Air computer. The entire family wishes to thank the wonderful staff at the Waters on 50th for the loving care Janet received these past two years, with special thanks to her caregiver and soul mate Wendy Callaway, our love, admiration and gratitude. Private interment services were held at Fort Snelling on August 3rd, 2017. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations in Janet's name be given to Twin Cities Public Television. A Celebration of Life to be held on September 23rd, 2017 at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church -301 County Rd 19, Excelsior, MN.

Edward W. Doyle

Doyle, Edward W. age 93 of New Hope. Preceded in death by wife, Margaret. Survived by children Mary Stubinski, Mark (Robin) Doyle, Michael Doyle, Teresa Hamilton, Kathi (Tom) Wade; many grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; brothers, Lawrence and George Doyle; sister, Bonnie Murray; many nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 AM Friday at the Church of St. Anne, 200 Hamel Rd, Hamel. Int. St. Joseph Cemetery, Waconia. Memorials to J A Wedum Hospice. Gearty-Delmore 763-553-1411

Thomas R. Dressen

Dressen, Thomas R. age 63, of Chaska, Preceded in death by parents, Joel & Elaine. Survived by daughter, Coby Yorek & wife Lindee; brother, Bill Dressen & wife Debra, sister, Elinor Marsh & husband John. Time of sharing Friday, starting at 4 PM, with a Celebration of Life at 7 PM, all at the Bertas Funeral Home, 200 W 3rd St., Chaska. bertasfh.com, Chaska 952-448-2137

DeLoris Jeanne 'Dolly' Fiterman

Fiterman, DeLoris "Dolly" Jeanne age 93 of Minneapolis, passed away peacefully in her home on August 19th. She is preceded in death by her husband of 26 years, Edward Fiterman; parents, Everett Janssen and Ann Meech Janssen; sisters, Grace Larabee and Shirley Mooney; brothers, Mural Janssen and Everett Sheldon "Shelly" Janssen. Survived by daughter, Kimberley Fiterman-Duepner and her husband, Gregory Duepner of New York City; grandchildren, Edie Duepner (Jacob Breslow) and Matthew Duepner. Dolly is remembered as a renowned art collector, a passionately involved civic leader and a generous philanthropist; recognized and honored for her expertise and contributions to the local, national, and international arts community, as well as, educational, religious, medical, and cultural institutions and organizations. Therefore, in lieu of flowers, donations are preferred: Temple Israel; the MIA, Weismann and Walker museums; the Minnesota Orchestra and Minnesota Opera; the Guthrie and Children's Theaters; the University of St. Thomas, the University of Minnesota, and the Arthritis Foundation are a few of the organizations that Dolly has supported. Funeral service 12 PM THURSDAY, August 24th, at TEMPLE ISRAEL, 2323 Fremont Ave. S., Minneapolis. SHIVA, 7 PM Thursday and Saturday at Dolly's home. HodroffEpstein (612) 871-1234 hodroffepstein.com

Edith Mae Flathmann

Flathmann, Edith Mae Edith was born May 8, 1926 and departed this life to enter eternal life on August 19, 2017 at the age of 91. She is survived by immediate family son Drew (Peggy), daughters Dawn Flathmann and Debbie Sapp (Gregg); 6 grandchildren Shannon Sapp, Reed Flathmann (Erin), Sarah Jaworski (Jason), Jessica Maloney (Sheamus), Rachel and Todd Johnson; 3 great grandchildren-Tanner and Cooper Jaworski and Ricky Flathmann; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Henry Flathmann, her parents and all siblings. Times to visit with the family are Wed., Aug 23 from 4-7pm and 10am Thur., Aug 24. Memorial service Thur., Aug 24 at 11am. All gatherings at Lake Nokomis Lutheran Church, 5011 31st Ave. S., Mpls. Memorials preferred to EJ Braulick Scholarship fund at Wartburg College, Waverly IA, or to Lake Nokomis Lutheran Church. Special thanks to the staff of Southview Senior Living and Grace Hospice who loved and cared for Edith.