Today’s Obituaries Wednesday, August 21, 2019

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Merlyne (Aldrich) Bissell

Bissell, Merlyne (née Aldrich) Bissell, Merlyne (née Aldrich) of Verndale, MN passed away 7/19/19 at Tri-County Hospital, Wadena, MN surrounded by her loving family. Born 2/4/32 in Little Sauk, MN, she grew up in Verndale and graduated from Verndale HS in 1950 as salutatorian and went on to attend nursing school at Hamline. Worked 8 years as an OB Nurse and went on for anesthesia training graduating in 1963 from Northwestern. Worked for Tri-County Hospital for 25 years as head of aneshesia. Retired in 1995. She married Roland Anderson in 1950 and even though divorced they remained friends up to his passing in 2016. Married Eugene Bissell in 1965 and later divorced. Survived by brother, Myron (Lois); sister-in-law, Marge; sons, Brad (Shirley) & Davin (Diane); grandchildren, Brette (Nick), Matilda (Matt), Erik (Jenny), Kiersten (Justin) and great-grandchildren, Harper, Carson and Logan; numerous nieces, nephews, and many friends. Preceded in death by parents, Charles and Mabel; sister, Neola (Leland); brother, Orris (Connie, Mary); daughter-in-law, Colette. Services at the Verndale United Methodist Church 8/30/19 visitation 9:30-10:30 with service at 11:00 Interment in the Verndale Greenlawn Cemeter


Matthew C. 'Matt' Blackburn

Blackburn, Matthew C. "Matt" Matthew C. Blackburn "Matt" of Plymouth, Minnesota died August 19 at North Memorial Hospital of complications from organ failure. He was 36. Matt was born on October 5, 1982 in St. Louis Park to Suzanne and Paul Blackburn. He graduated from Mounds Park Academy in 2001 where he attained his goal of Basketball 1st Team All Conference. He earned his B.A. in Business from Augsburg College, Minneapolis in 2015. Matt's business focus and experience was in the mortgage and insurance industries. Matt participated physically in many sports - basketball, golfing, bowling, fishing, snowboarding to name a few. He was also an avid sports fan, particularly for the Iowa Hawkeyes, professional golf and all the Minneapolis professional teams. His love and talent for music - guitar, singing, piano - whether he was performing as a solo or in a group or listening and creating playlists will be remembered by many for the joy that he shared with others. Matt's love for his Aussies was displayed with his beloved Bowser, Trevor and Junior. Matt is survived by his mother, Suzanne Blackburn & her husband, Paul Gerlach; brother, Brett; and father, Paul Blackburn; aunts, uncles and cousins. He is preceded in death by his grandparents. Please join the family and friends as we gather to honor Matthew's life and cherish his memory at 12:00 Noon Monday, August 26th, with visitation beginning at 11:30am Lakewood Cemetery Chapel, 3600 Hennepin Avenue S. Minneapolis. A luncheon will follow the service at Lakewood Cemetery's Garden Mausoleum. Matthew's family invites donations to the Aussie Rescue of Minnesota (ARM), a non-profit adoption and referral service, or Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Twin Cities. Washburn-McReavy.com Edina Chapel 952-920-3996


Jack Bolla

Bolla, Jack age 65 of Minneapolis passed away peacefully August 18, 2019. Jack is preceded in death by parents, John and Charlotte Bolla. He is survived by sisters, Anne (Peter), Kay (Pat), Jane, Mimi (David) and by nephews and niece; Hunter and Emily Ness, Jeffrey and Kevin Ford. Memorial service 12 noon, Friday, August 23, 2019 THOMSON-DOUGHERTY MANSION, 2535 Park Avenue, Minneapolis with visitation at 11:30 AM.


Gertrude 'Dutch' Bryan, Dolan

Bryan, Gertrude 'Dutch' Age 89, passed away Aug. 4, 2019. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Thomas, her parents, and 4 siblings. A longtime resident of Eden Prairie, Dutch was living at The Glenn in Minnetonka at the time of her passing. Known for her sense of humor, compassion, grace, and her ability to control 5 rambunctious children even into adulthood, Dutch will be sorely missed. She lives on in our hearts. She is survived by children Thomas (Lisa); Matthew (Cheryl); Elizabeth (Linda); Daniel (Deb) and Jeffrey (Kim), 5 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The family would like to thank the residents and staff at The Glenn for their friendship and wonderful care. Memorial service at Pax Christi church on August 28, 2019. 10:00 reception and 11:00 mass. Please join us for lunch afterwards.

Interment at For Snelling National Cemetery at a later date


Frank H. Buck, Jr.

Buck, Frank H., Jr. Age 97, of Richfield. Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, Aug. 27, at 10:30 AM at Church of St. Peter, 6730 Nicollet Ave. S., Richfield with visitation one hour prior to Mass at the Church. Complete notice Sunday. Morris Nilsen Chapel 612-869-3226 morrisnilsen.com


Martha Burke

Burke, Martha Age 86, of Willmar, died Aug. 4, 2019, at Copperleaf Senior Living in Willmar. Her memorial service will be 11:00 am, Saturday, August 24th at Resurrection Lutheran Church in Monticello with visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. Family burial will be in Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis. Cremation services were with Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar. In 1967 "Martie" met her future husband John "Jack" Burke. The two welcomed their only child, a son, Kevin in 1968. Jack and Martie were married on July 4, 1969. They called St. Louis Park their home for many years. Martie retired from Park Nicolet Hospital in 1994, after 30 years of service. In 1998 they built a home in Monticello. She is survived by her son, Kevin (and Lisa) of New London and brother, John of Dallas, TX.


Joyce Christie

Christie, Joyce Age 92, passed away on August 17, 2019. Preceded in death by husband, Robert; and siblings, Howard, Dorothy and Kathy. Survived by children, Chuck (Liz), Catherine and Judie (Mark) Ben; grandchildren, Matt (Lindsay) and Jon (Brittany); great grandchildren, Aaron, Fiona, Daphne, Hadley and Harper; and siblings, John and Carol. Funeral service on Sat, Aug 24 at 4PM with visitation one hour prior at Grace Evangelical Free Church, 755 73rd Ave NE, Fridley. Miller Funeral Home 763-571-1300 millerfuneralfridley.com


Nancy Lou Dahlin

Dahlin, Nancy Lou age 87, passed away peacefully on August 10, 2019 at Water's Edge Care Center in Hayward, WI. A memorial service will be held at 4:00 P.M. on Friday, September 6, 2019 at Bethlehem Covenant Church, 3141 43rd Avenue S. in Minneapolis, MN. She was laid to rest privately in Evergreen Cemetery in Stone Lake, WI. For information, please call Hayward Funeral Home 715-634-2609 bratley-nelsonchapels.com


SeDelle Mae Demaray

Demaray, SeDelle Mae Age 93, of Burnsville, passed away on Monday, August 19th, 2019. She and her beloved husband, Warren, owned and operated a custom harvesting business, a farm in Courtney, ND (near Jamestown) and Club 94 in Casselton, ND. She enjoyed cooking, playing cards, and gathering family and friends. She adored her grandkids. Preceded in death by her husband, Warren; and siblings, Daryl, Alice, Jeannie & Janice. Survived by her children, Tim, Greg (Pattianne), Bill (Sharon) & Shareen; grandchildren, Matt, Chad, Ann Kennedy, Aaron Price, Bill Halfrich, Barb & Dan Gumatz; 12 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; siblings, Dona, Bernie & Kenny; many nieces, nephews, and friends. A private family service of remembrance will take place at 9:30 am on Friday, August 23rd at St. Stephen Lutheran Church (1965 Co Rd E East, White Bear Lake, MN 55110). Visitation 9am at the church. Inurnment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to St. Stephen Lutheran Church. Wulff Funeral Home 651-776-1555 WulffFuneralHome.com


Mary Alice (Oss) Egan

Egan, Mary Alice (Oss) Age 92, of Edina, MN, died peacefully on August 19, 2019. Preceded in death by her husband, William T. Egan and parents, Arnold C. and Frances S. Oss. Mary is survived by her children, Kate (Terry) Steinmetz, Tim (Kara), Sheila (John) Oien and Bill (Sue); grandchildren, Matt, Mike and Sara Steinmetz and Aindrea, Tom, Michael (Kristin), Claire and Kathleen Egan; great- grandchildren Lukas, Alivia and Charlie; her brother Arnold C. Oss, Jr.; and many nieces and nephews. Mary was born October 20, 1926 in Minneapolis and grew up in the Kenwood neighborhood. She attended the Northrop Collegiate School, and graduated with a bachelor's degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Minnesota, where she met her husband of 62 years, Bill Egan, on a blind date. Mary was a loving wife, mother and a good friend to many. She was an avid and competitive tennis player, in both singles and mixed doubles. Mary and Bill built a wonderful family cabin on Cross Lake in 1976. This was Mary's favorite place to be, spending time there with her growing family, entertaining lifelong friends & celebrating the 4th of July. The family extends its gratitude to the caregivers at Jones-Harrison for the loving care provided to Mary over the last several years and especially in her final days. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 10:30 AM at with visitation at 9:30 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 5071 Eden Ave., Edina, MN. Private interment Lakewood Cemetery. Memorials preferred to Fr. Cassidy School Scholarship Endowment at OLG or Jones-Harrison Residence. GILLBROTHERS.com MINNEAPOLIS, MN 612-861-6088