Today’s Obituaries Sunday, September 22, 2019

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Rose (DeMay) Akenson

Akenson, Rose (DeMay) Age 89 of NE Mpls passed away 9/20/19. Rose was a 50 year breast cancer fighter & survivor. Rosie worked and managed Totino's Italian Kitchen for many years and she will be most remembered for her love of food, family and her faith. Preceded in death by husband, Roger N.; brothers, Frank & Chuck DeMay; sister, Marion Olson. Rosie is survived by loving sister, Geri Freeman; daughter, Barbara (Bob) Schlosser; son, Jack (Kathy) Akenson; stepchildren, Terry (Kathy) Akenson, Janet Becker, Carol Jo (Eric) Akenson; grandchildren, Brook (Brandon) Steege, Brett (Ani) Schlosser, Dani (James) Judge, Seth (Haley); step grandchildren, Kathy Becker, Linda Lind, Keith Akenson, Katie (Jeff) Dastrup, Megan (Jordan) Sainsbury, Mallary Lonnquist, Taylor (Ty) Hall; great-grandchildren, Rosie, Henrik, Daisy; step great-grandchildren, Halle, Jackson, Hayden, Hudson, Myles, Hunter, Aspen, Skyler, Aaron, Isabella, June, Gaborik, Evan, Brady, Caleb and Zoie; many nieces, nephews and special friends, Ken and Linda Nagel. A special thanks to the wonderful care givers at Mt. Olivet Careview Home and Grace Hospice. Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, 9/25 at 11am, visitation 1 hour prior, luncheon to follow mass, St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 2739 Stinson Blvd. NE, Mpls. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to St. Jude's Hospital for Children and St. Charles Borromeo. Private family burial Fort Snelling Nat'l. Cemetery. Billmanhunt.com 612-789-3535


Bruce G. Albrecht

Albrecht, Bruce G. Age 61 of St. Paul. Survived by wife, Ann; siblings, Diane (Jeff) Albrecht-Thomson, Norm (Becky) Albrecht, Jean Reiner, Janet (Bill) Cox, Rich (Michelle) Albrecht; nieces and nephews. Memorial Service 2:00 PM Saturday, October 12 at Morris Nilsen Chapel, 6527 Portland Ave. The family will greet friends one hour before the service. Morris Nilsen Chapel 612 869-3226 morrisnilsen.com


Donna Lou Amsrud

Amsrud, Donna Lou Age 86 of Mounds View passed away September 17, 2019. Preceded in death by husband, Harold; parents; brothers and sisters. Survived by children, Kim (Jana). Karla (Curtis) Henrichs and Sandy (Jeff) Carrier; grandchildren, Barrett, Evynne and Kelly; sisters, Janice (Donald) Warren and LuEtta Freuchte; brother-in-law, Warren Wiedman; other family and friends. Memorial Service Saturday, September 28th, 11:00 am with visitation starting at 10:00 am at Sunrise United Methodist Church, 7687 Long Lake Rd, Mounds View, MN 55112.


Lyla Anderegg

Anderegg, Lyla passed away on September 17, 2019, at the age of 96. Lyla is preceded by her husband Dr. Alfred Anderegg and survived by two nieces in British Columbia. Graduate of Washburn High School and University of Minnesota. Received her M.A. from Northwestern University with additional graduate work at Berkeley and University of Chicago. She worked as a psychologist in both academic and business settings, including many years at Augsburg University. Lyla enjoyed performing improvisational piano and traveling the world with her husband. Per her request, no services will be held.


Colin J. Anderson

Anderson, Colin J. Age 29, of Minneapolis, MN. Left us unexpectedly on September 18, 2019. Preceded in death by grandfathers, Richard Anderson, William Holberg, and Francis Schneider; grandmother, Katherine Schneider; cousin, Matthew Kellas and infant brother, Christian Anderson. Survived by wife, Erika Farrell; parents, Donald and Kim Anderson; brother, Nicholas Anderson; mother and father in-law, Jeanine and John Farrell; sister-in-law, Madeleine Farrell and brother-in-law, Alexander (Melissa Pavek) Farrell and Oreo, Colin's cat; many other loving relatives and good friends. Celebration of Colin's life will be held at Noon on Saturday, September 28th at Cremation Society of MN, 4343 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55409 (612)825-2435. Visitation from 10 am to Noon. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) namimn.org/.


Diane Carver Anderson

Anderson, Diane Carver Of Minneapolis, took up permanent residence in the field of dreams quite unexpectedly on Tuesday, August 27, 2019. She was 68. She'll be receiving visitors in section 219 at Target Field anytime there's a Twins game going on. Don't worry, there's always room in section 219. She was preceded by her parents John and LeEtta Carver and her brothers Richard and Robert, all of Kalispell, Montana. She will be very sadly missed by her husband of 37 years, Howie; sister Barbara of Kalispell; and brother Timothy (Ken) of Prescott, Arizona. Diane was born in Butte, Montana and grew up in Kalispell. She moved to Minneapolis in 1977 to attend Brown Institute. After graduation, she was employed at KSTP for thirty years before being retired in 2009. While there, she met the love of her life, Howie Anderson. They married in 1982, and she was brought into the fold of the baseball faithful shortly after that. Over the years they made several trips to Kansas City and other ballparks around the country. Earlier this summer they traveled with the Twins and other Twins season ticket holders on a road trip to Seattle. Join us at Giggle's Campfire Grill on the state fairgrounds for Diane's 69th birthday fete with friends on Thursday, September 26. The soiree' will run from 4-8 pm. There'll be food, beverages (adult and soft drinks) and of course, plenty of stories. Not to mention, discussion of all things baseball. Be sure to wear some 'TwinsGear' or any other baseball attire. (With the exception of Cleveland for sure and perhaps the Yankees and Astros). Memorials are preferred to the Turtle Hospital in Marathon, Florida or the St. Paul/Mpls. Humane Societies. Sandberg Family F.H. 651-777-2600 sandbergfuneralhome.com


Gerald George Audette

Audette, Gerald George Born August 13, 1932. Passed away peacefully at home September 17, 2019. Preceded in death by wife, JoAnn; sisters, Jeanne and Jaci; brothers, Bill, Ron, and Bob. Survived by children, Cheri (Bert) Skatrud, Jay (Mary), Renee (the late Paul) Harstad, Mark (Kelly), Christele (Joe) Skerkavich, Nicolle (Brian) White; 10 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, other family and friends. Visitation Thursday, Oct. 3, 5-8 PM with prayer service 7 PM at Washburn-McReavy Hillside Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial Friday, Oct. 4 at 11 AM with visitation one hour prior at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 1621 University Ave. NE, Mpls. Washburn-McReavy.com Hillside Chapel 612-781-1999 2610 19th Ave. N.E., Mpls.


Dr. Marvin Bacaner

Bacaner, Dr. Marvin On August 16, 2019, Dr. Marvin "Bucky" Bernard Bacaner, loving husband and father, scientist and hero, passed away at the age of 96. It was one week before his 71st wedding anniversary with his beloved wife, Hadassah. Bucky was born on March 18, 1923 in Chicago, IL as the only child of Jacob and Minnie Bacaner. He left behind 4 children, 10 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. He volunteered for service at the beginning of World War II and served as an officer in the U.S. Maritime Service Merchant Marines throughout the war, eventually obtaining the rank of Lieutenant Commander and position as Chief Engineer. When his ship was torpedoed and sunk, he survived for 14 days on a life raft in the Indian Ocean. He continued to go to sea after the war, volunteering in the Aliyah Bet movement, which secretly brought Jewish refugees from Europe on ships to the soon-to-be-declared state of Israel through the British blockade. In 1969, during a terrorist attack by four armed militants on an El Al plane on the runway at the Zurich Airport, he heroically went outside to get to the cockpit to treat the injured pilots. After the war, he pursued a medical degree at Boston University and a career of research at the University of Minnesota where he was a professor in the Department of Physiology, where he published the results of his original research in numerous scientific journal articles, and developed the live-saving cardiac drug Bretylium, which received widespread use in the treatment of ventricular fibrillation. He once gave a handful of ampules to a pilot heading to Walter Reed Hospital which was used to save president Eisenhower's life. He was enthusiastic and passionate about his interests. Some of his many interests, which live on in his children and grandchildren are boxing, sailing, skiing, tennis, basketball, wind-surfing, cooking, healthy living, and gardening. He was an avid skier, on ski patrol, and served as a doctor in the 1960 winter Olympics in Squaw Valley. He was also an accomplished clarinet player and an excellent poker player. He was known for his indomitable spirit, strong views, vibrant personality, independent thinking, unconventional ways, and commitment to his Jewish heritage and the State of Israel. He was preceded in death by his father, Jacob, and his mother, Minnie. He is survived by his wife Hadassah, his four children, Vivien, Nina, Daniel, and Toby, his grandchildren, Nathaniel, Ariel, Lily, Tali, Sophie, Jacob, Rachel, Samuel, Seth, and Tate, and great-grandchildren Serena, Henry, Benjamin, and Judah. A funeral service was held on Sunday, Sept. 18 at The Minneapolis Jewish Cemetery. Donations may be sent to The Jewish National Fund or Friends of the Hebrew University.


Gregory M. Bach

Bach, Gregory M. It is with great sadness that the family of Greg announces his passing at the age of 54. He is preceded in death by his wife, Christy. Greg is survived by his parents, Jerry and Bev; brother, Rick (Pam); sisters, Cindy (Greg) Schubert and Michelle (Rick) Eder; several nieces and a nephew. Private interment at Calvary Cemetery in Anoka. A Celebration of Greg's life will be held at a later date.


Daniel P. Beck

Beck, Daniel P. Las Vegas NV, formerly of Bloomington MN. Born 10/10/58 in Britton, So.Dak. passed away 9/15/19 Preceded in death by his parents, Dan and Marian. Survived by his wife, Carol; son Jason; daughter, Lindsay; step-daughter, Stacie Grebner; grandson, Austin Grebner; siblings Colleen Deutsch, Susan Beck, Thomas (Margaret) Beck; niece, Megan (Brian) Fleet; nephews, Matthew (Jolanta) Deutsch, Andrew Beck, and Joseph (Carly) Beck. Dan was a wonderful husband, father, brother and uncle. He loved his family deeply which he expressed often. Dan had a long and successful career as a Sr. Project manager at JBA Consulting Engineers in Las Vegas. Dan was also a gifted craftsman and an incredibly talented musician. Dan was warm & loving and a light in all of our lives. He left us far too soon and we miss him deeply. May he rest in peace.