Today’s Obituaries Wednesday, June 29, 2016

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Jean W. Adamson

Adamson, Jean W. age 87, of Monticello, MN, passed away June 27, 2016. Jean W. was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Phyllis Marjorie (Johnson) Adamson. He is survived by his wife Judy (Teeters) Adamson; son Mark R. (Karen); daughter Mari L. Adamson-Bray (Dan Bray); triplet sons John A. (Joan Boyles Adamson), James B., and Jeffrey C. (Kathy); grandchildren Alison, Kirsten, Adam, Emily, Matthew, James, Phylisha and Jessica; four stepdaughters, Diane Teeters, Jacqui Jarnes (Jeff), Susan Garcia (Craig) and Nancy Woodrich (Kurt); 6 step grandchildren, Kristen Strom (Matt), Justine and Erika Jarnes, Max Woodrich, Hannah Garcia, Jack Thompson. Born Sept 19, 1928, he was a one-of-a-kind husband, father, grandfather, uncle, friend. Loved by absolutely everyone HE. WAS. SPECIAL. Trademarks: Ability to light up a conversation/party. Infectious grin. Animated storyteller. Genuine. Kind. Honest. Trusted -- a man of his word. A proud American, WWII Vet who loved his country. Owner Witcher Construction Co, Mpls; retired 1986. Past-Commander of Monticello American Legion Post 260, Honor Guard servant, Golden Valley/Monticello/St. Croix Falls Rotary Club member; Minnesota Bricklayer's Association Apprenticeship Program leader, DNR volunteer for over 30 years on Deer Lake, WI where he resided in retirement before moving to Monticello. Family and friends will meet/reminisce Thurs, June 30, 4-7 pm at Peterson-Grimsmo Chapel, 250 East Broadway, Monticello. Celebration of Jean's Life with Military Honors at Community United Methodist Church, 9225 Jason Ave. NE, Monticello, on Fri, July 1, 11 am. Memorials to American Legion Post 260 or Community United Methodist Church, Monticello. Peterson-Grimsmo Chapel 763 295-2918

LR "Bill" Aurandt

Aurandt, LR "Bill" Age 87, of Circle Pines, passed away on June 27, 2016 after a long struggle with cancer. He raised 10 children with his wife, Phyllis, who preceded him in death. Bill was a WWII veteran, honorably discharged from the US Navy on June 11, 1946. In addition to his children, he will be deeply missed by his wife, Cina, her 4 children, his sister, and 2 brothers. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 AM Friday, July 1 at ST. JOSEPH OF THE LAKES CATHOLIC CHURCH, 171 Elm St., Lino Lakes. Visitation 9:30-10:30 AM Friday at the church. Bill was cremated and will be interred at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery with his wife, Phyllis. MUELLER-BIES 651-784-3390 muellerbies.com

John E. Beach

Beach, John E. Age 57, of Lino Lakes, passed away suddenly June 27, 2016. Survived by wife, Janice; son, Jonathan (Lauren); grandson, Jackson; parents, John and Mabel; sisters, Kathy (Fred) Ericson, Sue (Greg) Wuerflein and Peggy (Curt) Sorenson; mother-in-law, Alice Mayer; brothers and sisters-in-law, Randy (Kathy) Mayer, Kathy (Denny) DeNeui, Doug (Sue) Mayer, Nancy (Tim) Larson; many nieces, nephews and friends. John graduated from the University of Minnesota with both a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Social Work and remained a loyal Minnesota Gopher fan throughout his life. After starting out his career in direct service to runaway teens, he spent the remainder of his career in account management, sales and business development in the healthcare field. John's love of his wife, son, daughter-in-law and grandson were the cornerstone of his life. His happiest moments were spent jumping on the bed, swimming in the bath pool, playing hide and seek or dancing with his grandson Jackson. He was dearly loved by all who knew him and will be missed by all of his friends and family. The family wishes to express their gratitude for the prayers and support they received from everyone during this difficult time. Memorial service 11 AM Friday, July 1 at MUELLER-BIES FUNERAL HOME - LINO LAKES, 7050 Lake Dr. (Cty Hwy 23). Visitation at the funeral home from 5-7 PM Thursday 6/30 and 10-11 AM Friday. MUELLER-BIES 651-784-3390 muellerbies.com

Mary L. Bennett

Bennett, Mary L. Age 80 of Mtka, dearly loved by her family. Passed away on Friday, June 17, 2016 at her home surrounded by loved ones. Preceded in death by parents, husband, Robert Bennett, son, Mark Bennett. She is survived by her daughters, Barbara (James) Copouls, Kathleen (Bruce) Tepley; grandchildren; Jennifer Blackwell, Robert Copouls, John Copouls, Kristina Golden, Stefanie Ulrich, Katie Copouls, Jimmy Copouls, great-grandchil-dren; Drew Copouls, Olivia Blackwell, Ava Blackwell, Charlie Copouls, Annika Golden and Jack Copouls. Many other relatives and friends. There will be no formal Memorial Service as Mary wanted all to remember her as she was, full of life, laughter and love.

Gerald Bergin

Bergin, Gerald ROOFERS UNION LOCAL 96 Age 83. Survived by children, Jan (LeRoy) Schwab of Cambridge, GerryAnn (Warren) Stock of Oak Grove, Brad (Pam Mix) Bergin of Cambridge, Glen (Donna) Bergin of Sunrise, Vicky (Mark) Zaiser of Isanti, Troy Bergin of Coon Rapids, Dan (Kristine) Bergin of St. Michael, 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchil-dren, brother Charlie (JoAnn) Bergin of Montrose. Preceded by wife Clarice. Memorials to Alzheimer's Association. Mass: 10:30 AM Friday- Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Rush City. Visitation 5-8 PM Thursday at Olson Funeral Chapel in Rush City 320-358-4735. funeralandcremationservice.com

Mary (Gardner) Blank

Blank, Mary Gardner of Sauk Centre, MN. 3/6/1954 - 6/27/2016. After a long battle with lung cancer, Mary passed away at home in peace and comfort. Preceded in death by her friend and husband, Dean; parents, John and Jean; and brother, David Stearns. Survived by sons, Michael (Krissy) and Joseph (Amber); grandchildren, Parrish, Charles and Amity; and 9 brothers and sisters. She loved her family and friends and the laughter she shared with them. She will be missed. Visitation Friday, July 1st, 4-6pm with memorial service 5 pm at Cremation Society of Minnesota, 4343 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis.

Doris E. Brackin

Brackin, Doris E. age 87, of Roseville was reunited with the love of her life, Leslie Brackin, when she passed away on June 24, 2016. Doris was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was born and raised in Siren, Wi., one of nine siblings, and met Les at Siren High School, where they were the school's homecoming king and queen. They were inseparable from that point on, until Les' passing in August of 2012. Les had suffered a stroke 10 years before his death, and Doris' selfless dedication and caregiving to her husband helped give him another decade of life. Doris was a homemaker and later worked as a proof reader at CompuServ. She loved reading, writing and in her last years, when mobility was difficult, looking at photos of her great grandchildren. Preceded in death by Les; mother and father, Hulda (Larson) and Victor Nordquist. Survived by son, Dennis (Margie); daughter, Gayle; grandchildren, James (Catie), Ryan (Bridget) and Anna (Sam); great- grandchildren, J.J., Ella, Cooper and Connor; plus sisters, Bunny Johnson and Fannie England; nieces, nephews and many other relatives. Memorial Service Wednesday 11 AM at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 2651 N. Victoria, Roseville. Visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment Roselawn Cemetery. Memorials preferred to The March of Dimes or Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. Roseville Memorial Chapel 651-631-2727

Marcia A. Burfeind

Burfeind, Marcia A. age 69, of Kimball, formerly of Crystal, died Mon., June 27. Survived by husband Keith of Kimball; daughter Kelli of Golden Valley; son Jon (Sara) of Zimmerman; grandchildren Lamar, Ella, Avae and Hans; and brother Mike (Pattie) Nelson of Albert Lea. Preceded in death by parents Vernon and Anna Nelson; and sisters Mary Beckrich and Marlene Nelson. Memorial Services 11 a.m. Thurs., July 7 at St. John's Lutheran Church, Kimball. Visitation 4-7 p.m. Wed. July 6 at St. John's Lutheran Church, Kimball and one hour prior to the service, Thurs. at the church. Prayer service at 7 p.m. Arrangements with Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Kimball. dingmannfuneral.com

Mary Margaret Choiniere

Choiniere, Mary Margaret Age 85 of Eden Prairie passed away June 21, 2016. Preceded in death by loving husband Paul; infant daughter Teresa; parents; 2 sisters and 1 brother. Survived by sons David (Lisa) of Long Lake; Joseph of Eden Prairie; daughter Camille (David) Wiley of Summerland Key, FL; 3 grandchildren Michael, Mariel, Loren James "LJ"; sister Emily Axford of Windom, MN; 3 brothers Donald (Frances) Schaffer, Leslie Schaffer, Jack (Rose) Schaffer all of Windom, MN. Mary was born January 10, 1931 in Windom, MN and grew up loving farm life, education, music and the arts. She attended Teacher's College at St. Cloud State and received her Master's in Education from the U of M. Mary's teaching career spanned 32 years, part of which took her to Hawaii where she met her husband, Paul. Mary and Paul were married for 59 years and lived in the same house in Eden Prairie which they loved. She enjoyed painting all of her life and after retirement took up wood carving at which she excelled. Mary was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, teacher, neighbor and friend who will be deeply missed. Memorials preferred to the church. Interment St. Margaret's Cemetery. Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 AM Friday, July 1 with visitation one hour prior to the Mass at the Church of Immaculate Heart of Mary, 13505 Excelsior Blvd, Minnetonka. Washburn-McReavy.com Strobeck Johnson 952-938-9020

Michele Ross (Gibson) Clarine

Clarine, Michele Ross (Gibson) age 58, of Blaine, passed away June 25, 2016 after a long and courageous battle with ovarian cancer. Preceded in death by her father Ronald Geyen, and grandparents, Bert and Phyllis Supplee, Marvin and Lucile Geyen and Richard and Ethel Gibson. Survived by husband Steve, son Justin Martens of San Rafael CA, step sons Justin of Anchorage AK and Dallas of Brooklyn Park, parents Richard and Janet Gibson of Crosslake, brother Rick (Lisa) of Orono, and their children Jack and Elizabeth, and many other special family and friends. Memorials preferred to Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance. Funeral Service Wednesday, June 29 10:00 AM at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 330 Vicksburg Ln N, Plymouth MN.