Today’s Obituaries Sunday, September 15, 2019

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Richard Robert Bauer

Bauer, Richard Robert Age 82, passed away August 23, 2019, due to complications from Parkinson's disease. He passed peacefully with his family by his side at the hospital. Richard married his childhood sweetheart Donna Kragness, on June 11, 1960. They were married for 57 years before she passed away in 2017. They were blessed with 5 children and 5 grandchildren, who will miss him dearly. Richard grew up in Minneapolis and studied at the U of M for 2 years. He chose to pursue his passion for flying and joined the Navy. He became a fighter pilot flying an F8 Crusader. His passion was awarded with being honored as the Top Naval Aviation Cadet of 1960. Following his naval career, Richard became a commercial pilot with Braniff Airlines until their bankruptcy in 1982. Richard, along with a group of former Braniff pilots and flight attendants, founded Sun Country Airlines in January 1983. He flew with Sun Country until his retirement in 1997. Rick, Dick, Dad or Grandpa, depending on how you knew him, was always a jokester who usually got the last laugh. He loved playing golf, and enjoyed summers up at the cabin and winters in Arizona. Although he did not wear his emotions on his sleeve, he was a compassionate man and his love for his family was without question. Richard was proceeded in death by wife Donna; parents John and Barbara; brother's John "Jack", Leroy, Clem and sister Eunice. Survived by daughters Cheryl, Christine (Shane) Colbern, Debra (Scott) Gaertner; sons Daniel and David (Jodie); grandchildren Lucas, Christopher, Alicia, Jackson and Olivia; brother Raymond. Memorial Service: Thursday September 26, 2019. Visitation at 10:00 am, with funeral service to follow at 11:00 at Bradshaw Funeral Home, 3131 Minnehaha Ave, Mpls followed by a luncheon and a final Military Salute at Fort Snelling National Cemetery 7601 34th Avenue S, Minneapolis at 1:45pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Alzheimer's or Parkinson's Assoc. Bradshaw 612-724-3624

Ruby E. Bauer

Bauer, Ruby E. 96, Minneapolis, passed away on September 3, 2019. She is preceded in death by her husband, Fred, deceased 1/29/2008. Survived by her children, Ruth (Rod) Matthews, Mark (Lenore), David (Mary), John (Lydia) and Philip (Kimberly); grandchildren, Tim (Erica), Ben (Sarah), Melissa (Landon), Jaime (Georgia), Julian, and 9 great-grandchildren. Ruby is also survived by sister, Shirley Pimple of Barron WI. Memorial Service Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 2 pm. with visitation one hour prior at Hillcrest United Methodist Church, 9100 Russell Ave. S., Bloomington. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Nokomis Park Chapel 612-721-1651

Gregory E. Beeth

Beeth, Gregory E. of Bloomington, MN. Passed away unexpectedly September 2, 2019. Complete notice Sunday, October 6. Memorial Gathering October 13 at Cremation Society of MN. 952-924-4100

Mary Ellen Benny

Benny, Mary Ellen age 82 of Mpls., passed away September 7th, 2019. Survived by son, Christopher (Michelle); granddaughter, Elizabeth; brothers, Gerald, John, and Kenneth (Barbara) Daugherty; and sister-in-law, Rosanne. Preceded in death by husband, Gerald Benny; brothers, James and Patrick (Maureen) Daugherty; and sister-in-law, Joanie. Mary was a long time member of St. Bridget and a lover of all things casino. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, September 18th at 11:00 AM at The Church of St. Bridget, 3811 Emerson Ave. North, Mpls., with visitation one hour prior to service. Visitation also Tuesday 5:00 7:00 PM at Gearty-Delmore Robbinsdale Chapel, 3888 West Broadway. Interment Fort Snelling. Gearty-Delmore 763-537-4511

Sally J. Bentson

Bentson, Sally J. Age 69 of Crystal, passed away on September 8, 2019. Survived by children, Scott (Kris) and Christa (Francisco) Tum Cuc and grand-children, Elise and Leo. No services at her request.

Mary Lou Berghoff

Berghoff, Mary Lou With great sadness, we announce the passing of our beloved Grammy: Mary Lou Berghoff. She is preceded in death by her husband Deacon Bill Berghoff. Grammy was born in Fort Wayne, IN, to Irene and Victor Nichter. She grew to be a person interested in helping people and graduated from nursing school in 1951. Mary Lou met her husband, Bill at a hospital party at Bill's family lake cottage in Rome City, IN. They were soon married and were transferred often with Bill's job at Traveler's Insurance. Bill and Mary Lou moved from South Bend, IN to Elkhart, IN, to West Hartford, CT and then finally to Bloomington, MN. At each new place, Grammy created a happy home and met people, making friends with her neighbors and volunteering at the schools of their three children: Theresa, William Jr. and Kathryn. Grammy enjoyed many social activities throughout her life such as, playing bridge with neighbors, golfing with the Early Birdies, joining friends at Salt and Peppers and Young at Heart at St. Edward's Church. She continued her caring for others and ministering to those in need through her work with the Legion of Mary and visiting the sick with Steven's Ministry. She taught her children to be caring and to volunteer to help others. Mary Lou was also creative and loved to knit and crochet. She thrived on the challenges of Scrabble and finding new made-up words. Euchre was another card game that she mastered and somehow she always came up with the aces to win. Grammy enjoyed baking cookies and constantly sent her "gifts of love" to family and friends. Her monster cookies were super yummy. Grammy was loved and cherished by her family and will be dearly missed. She is survived by her daughter, Theresa Orth (Kevin), son, Dr. William Berghoff (Pauline) and daughter, Kathryn Foster (Chuck) and 8 grandchildren: Elizabeth, Andrea, Kathryn, Allison, Joseph, Ryan, Peter, and Brent and seven great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, please send your donations to the Dudley Fund at St Edward's Church. This fund was close to Grammy's heart and supports families in need. Grammy, we will always remember and love you. Please join us to celebrate Grammy's life. Mass of Christian Burial Sat., Sept. 28, 11 AM at St. Edward's Catholic Church, 9401 Nesbitt Ave. So., Bloomington. Visitation 1 hour prior to Mass at the church. Werness Brothers 952-884-8145

Dorathy BettyAnn (Kanton) Bern

Bern, Dorathy BettyAnn (Kanton) Born on Feb. 4, 1938 to Joseph and Alice Kanton near Olivia, MN. Died Aug. 29, 2019 in New Hope, MN. Graduate of Atwater High School "Class of 55". Married Marvin L. Bern on July 27, 1961. Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Marvin; and infant daughter, Heidi; sister, Louise and brother-in-law, Henry Pulkrabek; brother-in-law, Harlan Skoglund. Survived by sister, Kathy Skoglund; daughters, Leslie (Jim) Vranicar & Melanie Northwick; son, Gary (Cyndy) Bern; 8 grandchildren & 5 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, cousins & friends. Visitation 10 AM, service at 11 AM Friday, Sept. 20 at Word of Peace Lutheran Church, Rogers, MN. Special Thank You to the staff of Northridge Health and Allina Hospice Services. She will be deeply missed.

Kathryn A. Berntson

Berntson, Kathryn A. Age 91 of New Brighton, passed away Sept. 12, 2019. Funeral 11 AM Monday, Sept. 23 at Grace Point. Complete notice later. Holcomb-Henry-Boom-Purcell 651-482-7606

Jeanette Bockwitz

Bockwitz, Jeanette 83, of New Hope, MN, passed away on September 8, 2019. Survived by daughters, Cindi and Cheri; grandson, Jeremy; sister, Debbe; nieces, Jill & Nichole; great nieces, Megan, Kayla and Halle and nephew, Jacob; and her extended family at PE1. Memorial gathering on Wednesday, October 9th from 1-4 pm at the Cremation Society of Minnesota, 7110 France Ave. S., Edina, MN 55435. (952)924-4100.

Dale E. Bostrom

Bostrom, Dale E. age 58 of Richfield. Survived by wife, Mary; sons, Andrew, Daniel and Joshua. Service 11:00 AM Thursday at First Free Church, 5150 Chicago Ave. S. Visitation Wednesday, 4-7 PM at Morris Nilsen Chapel, 6527 Portland Ave. S. and one hour prior to service. Morris Nilsen Chapel 612-869-3226