Today’s Obituaries Tuesday, May 24, 2016

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Dorothy Jean 'Dot' (Carlson) Anderson

Anderson, Dorothy "Dot" Jean nee Carlson passed away peacefully Sunday, May 22, 2016, at Terraceview Living Center in Shell Lake, Wisconsin from complications of Alzheimer's. Dot was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, on January 16, 1929. Her husband, Marvin Anderson, preceded her in death. She is survived by three daughters, Lynn (Ed) Fischbach, Debra Sehmer, and Kathy (Jim) Shattuck; four grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two loving sisters. Her celebration of life will take place at Long Lake Lutheran Church on May 31, 2016 at 11:00 am, visitation at 10:00 am. Memorials to the Alzheimer's Association and Long Lake Lutheran. Scalzo-Taylor Chapel in Spooner, Wisconsin is handling arrangements. bratley-nelsonchapels.com

Ruth C. Bentley

Bentley, Ruth C. Age 70, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on May 22, 2016. Preceded in death by husband, Jonathan; father, Dr. Robert T. Kelly. Survived by sons, Richard and Anthony (Kristin); daughter, Sheri Mae (Michael) Peterson; grandchildren, Alex, Mitchell, Isabella and Gabriel; mother, Mrs. Donna Kelly; siblings, Colleen (Michael) Aultman, Ted (Laurie) Kelly, Betty Ann (David) Malm-strom. Mass of Christian Burial 10 AM Thursday, May 26 at CORPUS CHRISTI CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2131 Fairview Ave N. Roseville. Interment Roselawn Cemetery. Visitation 4-7 PM Wednesday at MUELLER-BIES FUNERAL HOME-ROSEVILLE, 2130 N. Dale St @ Cty Rd B and from 9-10 AM Thursday at the church. MUELLER-BIES 651-487-2550 muellerbies.com

Betsy Bierman

Bierman, Betsy 92, Northfield, passed away May 21, 2016, at home. Funeral service at 10:30 AM, Friday, May 27, 2016 at All Saints Episcopal Church in Northfield. Interment in Oaklawn Cemetery. Visitation from 3-7 PM, Thursday, May 26, 2016, at Bierman Funeral Home in Northfield and continues one hour prior to the service at church. Survived by her 12 children: John of St. Louis Park, Peter (Diane) of White Bear Lake, Mary Patterson (David) of Northfield, Jim (Mary) of Northfield, Jane Bierman Lytle (Paul) of Hancock, MI, Joe (Kris) of Cannon Falls, Susan Bierman (Bonnie) of Lakeville, Chris of Denver, Robert (Ellen) of Apple Valley, Charlie (Dawn) of Rochester, Margaret Cloud (Steve) of Northfield, Jennifer Bierman (Jim Griffin) of Wilmette, IL; 28 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Memorials preferred to All Saints Episcopal Church, Carlton College or Northfield Hospice. biermanfuneralhome.com

Lorraine (Spescha) Boyer

Boyer, Lorraine (Spescha) age 92, on May 22, 2016. Preceded in death by daughter, Karen (Boyer) Bohn and by parents Christian and Lena Spescha. Survived by husband, Robert; sons, Eugene (Lori Larson), Kirk (Nancy), Todd; son-in-law, Marcus Bohn; 6 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren; 4 sisters, and 1 brother. Visitation Wednesday, May 25, 2016 from 4-7 PM at McNearney Funeral Home, 1220 3rd Ave. E., Shakopee. Visitation also Thursday from 12-1 pm at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 4625 W. 125th St., Savage, followed by Celebration of Life Mass at 1pm with reception following Mass at the church. Private interment. Memorials preferred to Dakota-Scott County Food Shelves. McNearney Funeral Home Shakopee 952-445-2755 mcnearneyfuneralhome.com

Roger T. Bredesen

Bredesen, Roger T. Residing at the Waters of Plymouth passed over May 22, 2016 at age 89. Roger was a graduate of Patrick Henry High School where he was football team captain. He attended the U of M, and was Founder and CEO of Northstar Computer Forms. He was an avid golfer and member of Golden Valley Country Club. Preceded in death by his parents, Carrie and Ben; brother, John "Jack". He is loved and will be deeply missed by Fay, his wife of 68 years; children, John and Karin, Mark and Kathi, Tom and Julie, Janis and Bill MacPherson; grandchildren, Jessica, Kelly, Kami, Gregg, Aron, Riley, Joey, Laura, Jeff; great-grandchildren, Amanda, Maisony, Morgan, Annika, Siena, Price, Calvin, Carina, and twins on the way. Memorial Service 11 a.m. Thursday at Calvary Lutheran Church, 7500 Golden Valley Rd, Golden Valley. Visitation 1 hour prior to service at church. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Dunwoody College of Technology, Calvary Lutheran Church or Salvation Army. Gearty-Delmore 763-553-1411 gearty-delmore.com

Walter Vinson Brod

Brod, Walter Vinson Age 91 of Minnetonka passed away May 22, 2015. Walter was born on June 14, 1924. He was united in marriage to Ida Schultz of Lisbon, North Dakota on January 17, 1950. Walter worked in the mail room at the Star and Tribune for 39 years, retiring in 1989. He was an Army Veteran and longtime member of the Masonic Lodge. Walter was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend; he was always willing to lend a hand to anyone in need - his spirit lives on in the hearts of those who knew him. Walter is survived by his children, Trent Brod (Cindy) of Safety Harbor, FL, Scott Brod of East Bethel MN; 2 grandchildren, Jessica Christian (Scott) of Sartel, MN; Angela Brod of Cambridge, MN; and 5 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Ida and his oldest son Gary Walter Brod. Services to be held in North Dakota at Anselm Lutheran Cemetery.

Hazel M. (Jensen) Brown

Brown, Hazel M. (Jensen) Age 95 of Elk River, MN, passed away May 21, 2016. Preceded in death by husband Marvin "Bud"; daughters Barbara Martin and Linda Langert. Survived by daughter Sue (Art) Kirsch; grandchildren Rick (Tami) Nelsen, Ron (Sharlene) Nelsen, Chris Langert, Jen (Steve) Burkwist, Terry Martin and Brad Langert; great grandchildren Matt, Justin, Alex, Branden and Devin Nelsen; Caitlin and Stevie Burkwist, Jackson, Alison, Regan, Morgan, Blayden Langert, Chase Dixon, Joe Anthony and Cassidy Schabert; many friends and relatives. Hazel had many close bowling and card playing friends. Special thank you to the staff at Guardian Angels by the Lake, Elk River for the care they gave Hazel and thank you for Guardian Angels Hospice. Celebration of Life on Wednesday, May 25 at 1:30 PM with visitation one hour prior at St. John's Lutheran Church, 9243 Viking Blvd. N.W., Elk River, MN 55330, 763-441-6616.

Jan L. Brown

Brown, Jan L. Age 70, passed away May 21, 2016. Preceded in death by her first husband, Robert L. Giefer. Survived by husband, Greg; sons, Craig, Robert (Melinda Wiehle) and Mark (Pam) Giefer; grandchildren, Madeline and Daniel; 3 step-children; 8 step-grandchildren; & many supportive friends. Service 12 Noon Thursday, May 26th at J.S. KLECATSKY & SONS WEST CHAPEL, 1051 So. Robert St. @ Arion in West St. Paul with a visitation beginning at 9 AM. Interment Acacia Park Cemetery, Mendota Heights. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred. J.S. KLECATSKY & SONS WEST CHAPEL klecatskys.com 651-457-6200

William E. Caris

Caris, William E. Our dearly loved Bill, age 94, died peacefully surrounded by his family on May 19, 2016 at Methodist Hospital. Bill lived at Summit Place in Eden Prairie, MN; formerly of Mount Pleasant, IA; Fairfield, IA; Albert Lea, MN; Burnsville, MN and Bella Vista, AR. Survived by loving wife of 71 years, Ruth Elaine (Lawrence) Caris, married September 13, 1944. Loving father of Michael Caris (Deborah), Connie Boyd (David), Timothy Caris (Jane); grandchildren: Jason, Jeffrey (Christine), Joshua (Stacey), Jonathan (Melissa), Jennifer, Alex (Krista), Doug and Emma and seven great-grandchildren. Bill received his BA degree from Iowa Wesleyan College, MA degree from the University of Iowa. He was a US Navy Aviator and served in active duty from 1943-1946. Bill was a lifetime teacher and coach, a profession that he embraced whole-heartedly. Coach Caris was beloved by students, athletes, parents and coaches alike. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 PM on Thursday, May 26 at Washburn-McReavy, 5000 W 50th St, Edina, MN, 952-920-3996. Visitation will precede funeral at 1 PM. Reception to follow at funeral home. Burial services 11 AM on Saturday, May 27 at Forest Home Cemetery, 1201 North Broadway Street, Mount Pleasant, IA. Luncheon to follow at Jerry's Restaurant, Mt Pleasant. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lions Club International, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes or National T.T.T. Society.

John W. 'Jack' Carroll

Carroll, John W. "Jack" age 83, of Shorewood, MN passed away May 21, 2016. Jack was preceded in death by his son Dan and his wife Claire, parents Frank and Mary Martha. He is survived by his wife of 61 years Joan; sons Mike (Deb) Carroll of New Brighton, Larry (Mary) of St. Paul, and daughter Linda (Pete) Giancola of Jordan, grandchildren Sarah, Pete, Joe, Elizabeth, Iris, Elise, Jim, Dave and Kailey; great grandchildren Lillian, Lucy, Braeden, Sophia and Sam. Also survived by sister Nancy and brother Jerry, both of Denver, CO. Jack served in the Marine Corps during the Korean war. He was a graduate of University of Denver and worked as controller at Mercy Hospital. Jack, Joan and the children moved to Minnesota in 1967 and Jack became CPA and partner at Robert Engelhart & Co. Jack loved spending time at the lake, winters in Arizona, working on his classic car and training his German Shepherds. The family would like to thank the staff at Deephaven Woods memory care and Brighton Hospice for all that you did for Jack. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, May 26, 11 AM at St. Therese Church, 18323 Minnetonka Blvd., Wayzata, MN. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to Alzheimer's Association, alz.org. Washburn-McReavy Albin Eden Prairie Chapel washburn-mcreavy.com