Today’s Obituaries Friday, April 28, 2017

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Donald L. Burton

Burton, Donald L. Age 90 of Bradenton, FL., passed away on April 24, 2017 after succumbing to cancer. Complete notice to follow on Sunday and Monday.

Susan Mary Duggan

Duggan, Susan Mary Is in God's loving arms; she was a woman of faith who loved the Lord. Died at age 77, Rosemount, after a prolonged illness. Preceded in death by her loving husband Stephen. Survived by her sons, Christopher (Christine), Jeffrey, and Daniel; daughter Paula (Eric); grandchildren Gunnar and Hunter Vraa; Maria, Serena and Veronica Duggan; sister Joan (Joe), brother Paul (Elaine); nephew and nieces John, Beth, Amy, Katie, Heather; special friend Bob; and an enormous number of friends and well-wishers. Sue obtained her teacher's license and served as teacher and principal at Jesus Is Lord Academy in Rosemount in the 1970s and 1980s. She subsequently worked for decades as a home school consultant in the T.E.A.C.H. program, assisting dozens of families, and served on the District 196 school board. Sue was an excellent wife, mother and sister, as well as a compassionate Christian, who devoted her time and efforts to numerous charitable activities, visiting the old and sick, arranging church suppers and even holding an icon painting class. Sue loved to travel, attend garage sales, garden and talk with her many friends, who valued her honesty, generosity and witty humor. Sharp as a tack, Sue inspired others with her leadership, optimism and unbounded energy. Mass of Christian Burial at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 29 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 13900 Biscayne Ave. W., Rosemount. Interment to follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery. Visitation 4-8 p.m., Friday, April 28 at Klecatsky & Sons, 1580 Century Point, Eagan. Klecatsky & Sons Funeral Home Eagan, MN 651-454-9488

Mary Elizabeth (Yanda) Finnegan

Finnegan, Mary Elizabeth Yanda of Edina, MN passed away on April 26, 2017. Mary, fondly known as "Beamer," was so many things to so many people: a loving mother and wife, a woman who cherished family, friends, and dogs, and the most fun-loving, generous spirit to touch any life. Throughout her recent battle, Beamer remained positive, selfless and completely herself. We will miss her tremendously until we meet again. Mary is welcomed to Heaven by her father and mother, Bob and Betty Yanda, previous pups, Bailey and Francy, and beloved relatives. She is survived by husband, Tom, sons, Jack (Kristy) and Will, sweet Ting, brothers, Steve (Debbie) and Peter (Jane), and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Her circle was large and she loved every person in it. Services will be held at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church at 4:30 pm on Tuesday, May 2. Visitation at the church at 3:30 pm. 5071 Eden Avenue, Edina. Edina Chapel 952-920-3996

Fern Friskey

Friskey, Fern age 93, died on Sunday, April 23, 2017. Fern was born in Wakonda, South Dakota on November 20, 1923, the daughter of Olai and Elsie Ostrem. When she was four years old her family moved to a dairy farm near Clear Lake, Wisconsin. Fern graduated from high school in Clear Lake. Following graduation, she went to Minneapolis to work in the office of Lincoln McWhinney, an insurance agent. She put herself through college, and graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1946 with a Bachelor of Social Work degree. Fern met her husband, Bud, the love of her life, at the University and they married following graduation. Fern worked as a Social Worker for Hennepin County and for many years as a School Social Worker for the Minneapolis Public Schools. She found her career extremely satisfying, and retired in 1989. Fern and Bud lived in Richfield and raised their three daughters, Martha, Marilyn, and Maureen. Fern was a long time and very active member of Plymouth Congregational Church. She taught Sunday School and enjoyed volunteering with neighborhood and social justice programs associated with Plymouth. In retirement, Fern served as a volunteer Guardian ad Litem with Hennepin County. Fern loved reading, gardening, and was a wonderful cook and hostess. Her chocolate chip cookies were the best! She and Bud enjoyed traveling in the United States and abroad. Central to her life was her relationship with her family. Fern and Bud's lives were also rich with many cherished friendships through church, work and their neighborhood. Fern is survived by her three daughters, Martha (Ed) Van Hemert, Marilyn Mahmud and Maureen (Paul) Tanis; her grandchildren, Carrie Van Hemert, Ann (Troy) Allen, Shawn (Sarah) Mahmud, Jeff (Amy) Mahmud, Adam Mahmud, Peter (Anna) Tanis, Patrick Tanis and Philip Tanis (fiancée Whitney); her great grandchildren, Faith Allen, Jonah, Josie, and Eloise Mahmud, and Audrey and Emma Tanis; her niece, Linda (Craig) Olson, her nephews Steven (Bobbi) Jackson, and John (Barb) Dolmar, and her Peterson cousins. Fern was preceded in death by her husband John (Bud), her son-in-law, Khalid Mahmud, her parents, Olai and Elsie Ostrem, and her sister, Lucille Jackson. A memorial service for Fern will be held on Saturday, April 29 at 2:00 at Plymouth Congregational Church, 1900 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis. A reception and chance to greet the family will follow. Memorials may be directed to Plymouth Congregational Church Habitat for Humanity Fund.

Milton Donald Haack

Haack, Milton Donald passed away peacefully with his wife by his side on Monday, April 24 at the age of 93 at Bethany Care Center, Minneapolis MN. Funeral services for Milton Haack of Minneapolis MN, will be held on Saturday, April 29th at 1 pm preceded by a visitation a 12 pm. The Funeral and Visitation will take place at Washburn-McReavy Northeast Chapel, 2901 Johnson Street N.E. Minneapolis. Interment will be at Sunset Cemetery located at 2250 St. Anthony Blvd., Minneapolis. There will be a graveside service immediately following the funeral for those who wish to attend. Milton was born in Duluth December 3rd, 1923 to Walter and Ella Haack and spent his youth on the family farm near Stewartville, MN with his older brother Kenneth, and younger brother Walter. Milton served in the Navy for 3 years and as a Missionary to the Philippians for 31 years. He is survived by his wife of 71 years Marjorie Haack, children Denis (Margie) Haack and Ruth (Bill) Blount, several grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents and brothers.

Doris Marie Hanson

Hanson, Doris Marie age 94, of Edina, passed away April 26, 2017. Preceded in death by husband, Rev. William J. Hanson; daughter, Karen; and son, Don. Survived by son, Bill (Felicity); daughter, Beth (Britt) Bolerjack; daughter-in-law, Chloe; grandchildren, great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Funeral service 11:00 AM Monday, May 1, with visitation one hour prior to service at Normandale Lutheran Church, 6100 Normandale Rd., Edina. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Edina Chapel 952-920-3996

Evelyn 'Evie' Hegeholz

Hegeholz, Evelyn "Evie" Age 94 of Buffalo, passed away April 27, 2017. Mass of Christian Burial Monday, May 1, 2017 at 11 AM with visitation beginning at 9 AM, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 300 1st Ave NW, Buffalo, MN. Serving the family is The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo, 763-682-1363.

Merton 'Mert' Jacobson

Jacobson, Merton "Mert" 80, of Eden Prairie passed away January 31, 2017 while wintering in Texas. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at St. Michael's Lutheran Church, 9201 Normandale Blvd., Bloomington, MN on Monday, May 1 at 10:30 a.m. with visitation 1 hour prior to service. He will be buried at Ft. Snelling.

Jack Krugen

Krugen, Jack Age 86, of Mounds View, passed away peacefully at home April 25, 2017. Preceded in death by his wife, Donna; grandson, Kevin; and son-in-law, Jerry. Survived by children, Steven, Nancy, Roger (Donna) and Bob (Amy); 7 grandchildren; 4 great-grand children; and many loving relatives and friends. Funeral service 11:00 AM, Monday, May 1, 2017 with visitation one hour prior at Abiding Savior Lutheran Church, 8200 Red Oak Drive, Mounds View. Interment Hillside Cemetery. Hillside Chapel 612-781-1999

Thelma Grace (Haugland) Lindaas

Lindaas, Thelma Grace (Haugland) age 88, of Minneapolis, passed away peacefully on April 25, 2017. Preceded in death by parents, Thomas and Gertrude Haugland; sister, Ruth Olson and brother, Selmer Haugland. Survived by loving husband of 52 years, Gunnar; son, Arnold (Evamarie); daughter, Marit (Ryan) Larson; grandchildren, Aimee, Erik, Kayla, Stefen and Jack; sister, Hazel Haugland; brother, Helmer Haugland and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Memorials preferred to Nokomis Lutheran Church, 5300 10th Ave S., Mpls. Memorial service 3:00PM, visitation 2:00PM, Sunday, April 30 at Mt. Olivet Careview Lund Chapel, 5517 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis. Cremation Society of MN Mpls. 612-825-2435