Today’s Obituaries Thursday, February 27, 2020

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Gertrude W. Ehlers

Ehlers, Gertrude W. age 91 of Mpls, passed away on 2/24/2020. Survived by daughters, Doris (Ed) Boyce, Nancy Axelson, grandchildren, Chad (Marcy), Susan (Nick) Boyce, Jeffrey (Jennifer), Brian (Amber) and Keith Axelson; great-grandchildren, Melea, Chad, Kelly, Michael, Jaelyn, Jax and Finn; loving relatives and friends. Funeral service Monday, March 2, noon with visitation 11 AM at Billman Hunt Funeral Chapel, 2701 Central Ave NE, Mpls. billmanhunt.com


Evelyn Sophia Fenske

Fenske, Evelyn Sophia age 85, of Watertown. Time of gathering Saturday, February 29th AT THE CHURCH 9:00 A.M. until time of Mass. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, February 29th 11:00 A.M., Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Watertown. Inurnment Immaculate Conception Cemetery. Serving the family The Peterson Chapel Buffalo 763-682-1363 thepetersonchapel.com


Arlyn Gilboa

Gilboa, Arlyn On Wednesday, February 26, 2020. Beloved mother of Amit Gilboa, Noam Gilboa and Keren (Jeremy Holzer) Gilboa. Mother-in-law of Deborah Gilboa. Sister of William (Lisa) Gross, David (Lynne Goldberg) Gross & Jonathan Gross. "Sva" to Ari, Nadov, Oren, Gavri, Liya, Ron and Dan. Also survived by nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews. Arlyn was a patron of the Arts. She was a life-long student who tended her garden and family with equal care and love. Services at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh on Thursday at 12 Noon. Visitation one hour prior to services, (11 AM - 12 Noon). Interment Beth Shalom Cemetery, Pittsburgh, PA. Contributions may be made to Arlyn Gilboa Foundation, c/o 6324 Morrowfield Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217.


William Oscar Grissam

Grissam, William Oscar Age 63, of Brooklyn Center, MN. Sunrise 4/10/56 Sunset 2/16/20. Billy gained his wings after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer surrounded by his loving family. Proceeded in death by his parents Roland and Jeanne Grissam; brother Melvin; goddaughter "Mookie" and his beloved dog Drake. He will be FOREVER missed by his wife of 40 years Nina; daughter Khalidi-Soldado; sons, Avery (Stacy), William Jr., Marcus (Amy); brothers, James (Jeanne), Jeffrey (Cherise), Brandon, Harold (Renee) and Donald; sister Rose (John), and 2nd Momma Dorothy; grandchildren, NaShaiyla, Santana, Malcolm, Amaya, Sinea, Myana, baby Roland; great grandchildren, Brandon Jr, Nina and Navi. Many nieces, nephews, and a ton of extended kids, family and friends. Billy was born and raised in Mpls. where he attended Folwell, South High and WOC (Work Opportunity Center). He followed his father's footsteps into auto body work/painting and worked in the auto industry for 40 years. Billy's Celebration of Life service to be held on Saturday, February 29; visitation at 11:00, service at 1:00 at Riverside Evangelical Church, 3401 Boardman St., Mpls.


Helen Jane Hausler

Hausler, Helen Jane Age 99, of Mtka, passed away peacefully on February 21, 2020. Preceded in death by husband, Paul and daughter, Marcia Sandstrom. Survived by son, David Hausler; daughter, Jennifer Hausler; grandchildren: Dana Pollard, Kelly Ciresi, Alexander Johnson and Emily Johnson; and great-grandsons: Lincoln and Cooper Pollard. There will be a gathering of family and friends on March 7th. Full obituary March 1st.


Kent B. Hooker

Hooker, Kent B. Passed on Feb. 18, 2020. Grew up in Richfield. Survived by wife, Amy; step children, Thomas, Trish and Eric; 2 grandchildren; sister, Kathy (David) Graham and family. No services will be held. Donations to St. Judes.


Keith B. Johnson

Johnson, Keith B. Age 64 of Andover passed away unexpectedly Feb. 23, 2020. Preceded in death by father, Herman P. Johnson. Survived by wife of 42 years, Lynnea (Christenson); daughters, Tiffany (Chris) Bidler, Heather Smith, Alexa Johnson; grandchildren, Ada, Samantha, Allison, Harrison; mother, Lila Johnson; brothers Curtis (Delilah) and Bryan Johnson; also several nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. 35 year employee of Cub Foods. Funeral service Sat. Feb. 29 11am at Meadow Creek Church, 3037 Bunker Lake Blvd. NW, Andover. Visitation one hour prior to service at church. Private interment Sunset Cemetery. Washburn-McReavy.com Coon Rapids Chapel 763-767-1000


Marian Elizabeth (Wuollet) Johnson

Johnson, Marian Elizabeth (Wuollet) 94, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 21st. She was surrounded by family and loved ones as the angels came to take her to her heavenly home. Marian was born on January 24, 1926 in Cokato, Mn. Marian was a hard worker, helping in the barn and also helping to raise the family when her Mother died on her 16th birthday. Marian was married to James Johnson on July 3rd, 1948. Marian was blessed with 11 children; 8 girls and 3 boys. In Marian's life, there were many joys and sorrows. Throughout it all; she remained in the center of God's kingdom. God gave her a heart of a faithful servant. She humbly and obediently brought her children up in faith and turned to the believers in time of need. She served many believers in her home and was a mother / grandmother to many. We have all learned by her example and hope to one day join her in heaven. Marian is survived by her loving family; Kathleen (David) Niskanen, Kristine (Edward) Jurvakainen, Karen (David) Raisanen, Rebecca (David) Forstie, Ranaye Motari, Bruce (Susan) Johnson, Judith (Douglas) Mattila, Brian (Valerie) Johnson, Sandra (Steven) Hall, Janelle (Nathan) Muhonen, Curtis (Kristen) Johnson. 139 grandchildren, 405 great grandchildren, 18 great great grandchildren. Siblings; Marcella Hallberg, Mildred Mattila, Myrtle Keranen, Dick (Maryann) Wuollet, sister-in-law, Eva Wuollet; brother-in-law Robert Johnson. Marian was preceded in death by her husband James Johnson; mother, Estella Wuollet, father, Harry Wuollet; 7 sisters, 4 brothers, 1 son-in-law, Steve Motari; grandchildren, Jered Motari, Benjamin Hall, Troy Niskanen, Trisha Jurvakainen; great-grandchildren, Alex Niskanen. Funeral Service: 11 AM Friday, February 28, 2020 at Cokato Laestadian Lutheran Church. Visitation: 5-8 PM Thursday at the Church and 1hr prior to service on Friday. Interment: Cokato Finnish Cemetery.


Walter T. Larson

Larson, Walter T. Age 97 of Mpls. Survived by wife Geraldine; daughters Sharon (Richard) Kriesel, Carol (Bruce) Tunell, Bonnie (George) Harwell, Lynn (Don) Pursch and Connie (Butch) Lueck; grandchildren Todd, Brad, Jeff, Jay, Jake, Kasey, Bob and Mollie; many great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Preceded in death by grandson Owen Kroll. Interment Hillside Cemetery. Funeral service Friday, 2/28/20 at 10:30 AM with visitation one hour prior to service at: Washburn-McReavy.com Hillside Chapel 612-781-1999 2610 19th Ave. N.E., Mpls.


Stephen M. Mackner

Mackner, Stephen M. age 71, passed away February 11th, 2020, after a 7 year journey with cancer. He had a 42-year career with BNSF Railroad as a Locomotive Engineer. He is survived by his loving wife Cheri, son Jason, granddaughter Amira, and grandson Kayden. His life celebration will be on Saturday, May 16th, from 1-4pm at Stella's 97, located at 7050 Scandia Trail N., Forest Lake, MN. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Steve's honor to St. Jude's Hospital.


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