Today’s Obituaries Saturday, February 23, 2019

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Joseph Reinald Duehaney

Duehaney, Joseph Reinald 81, Edina, passed away Monday February 11, 2019 Preceded in death by father, Charles; mother, Helen; sisters, Alberta and Geraldine, and half-brother Maurice. Born April 29, 1937 in New York City, resident of South Minneapolis for 40 years. Long-time employee of Dayton's Department store in downtown Minneapolis. Survived by daughter, Nicole (Niki) Duehaney. Joe's many friends from Dayton's, Fair Oaks Apartments, and York Continental will miss his cheery attitude and his big laugh. No services will be held.

Richard J. Ehlers

Ehlers, Richard J. Born 10/24/55, passed away unexpectedly on 2/16/19. Survived by wife Candy; siblings and close family members. Their greatest memories together were trips to Sanibel and Ely. Memorial service Saturday, March 2nd, 11:00 AM with visitation 1 hour prior to at: Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400 7625 Mitchell Road, Eden Prairie, MN

Glenn William Ekman

Ekman, Glenn William Age 88, of Minneapolis, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on February 17, 2019. Preceded in death by wife, Glennys and brother, Dean. Survived by children, Philip (Rochelle), Sarah Foss, (Cary Foss) and Priscilla (Johnny) Byrne; 9 grandchildren; beloved brothers and sisters-in-law, Jim (Jayne) Bradshaw, Curt (Caroline) Swenson and Helen (Jon) Grotte; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Glenn was a longtime Special Ed teacher at Edison High School and a resident of NE Minneapolis for 40 years. Service Saturday, March 2, 2019, 11:00 A.M. at BRADSHAW CELEBRATION OF LIFE CENTER, 2800 Curve Crest Boulevard, Stillwater. Private interment Sunset Memorial Park. Visitation Friday, March 1, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 P.M. and also one hour prior to the service. Bradshaw - 651-439-5511

Charles 'Charlie' Emery

Emery, Charles 'Charlie' Age 86 of Loretto. Survived by wife of 61 years Lillian (Thibodeau); children Vickie Berry, Rick, Patricia (Dan) Bock, Ron; 3 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; sister Margaret Robbins; sisters-in-law Lorraine Emery, Barb Emery. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial 11 AM on Saturday, March 2, 2019 with Gathering of family and friends Saturday, 9-11 AM prior to Mass ALL at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Loretto. (763)972-2891

Allan J. Engleman

Engleman, Allan J. Age 82 of Long Lake, passed away at his home February 17 surrounded by his family. Allan was born in Woodville, WI to Clarence and Esther Engleman. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister. Survived by his loving wife, Arla, daughter, Alane (Craig) Studley, son, Arlo (Ann) Engleman. Beloved grand-dogs, Jetta, Hope and Oni. Many relatives and friends. Allan Worked in the trucking industry for over 40 years and the last 34 years for MBE. Allan was a proud Korean War Veteran, NASCAR fan, hospital volunteer and enjoyed Lutefisk dinners. Funeral Service 10:30 AM Tues. February 26 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2060 Co. Rd 6, Long Lake. Visitation Mon. Feb 25, 4-7, PM at the church and also 1 hour prior to service at the Church. Interment, Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to the American Heart association and Trinity Lutheran Church. Rettinger Funeral Home Long Lake-Orono 952-473-6954

Shirley M. Erickson

Erickson, Shirley M. Age 90, of Richfield. Shirley grew up on a modest farm in northern MN. She was the youngest of 6 children. She and Howard bought a rustic cabin on Hanging Horn Lake in 1977. It was near Barnum, in the area where they both grew up. Many happy memories were made there with family and friends. Fam- ily gatherings were very important to her and she was always willing to host. Shirley worked as a cashier for 25 years and made many close friends there. She loved to read, sew and quilt, and play bridge. She loved music and theater and most of all travel, all over the US and abroad. Her constant voice of reason was a moral compass for many and will be deeply missed. Survived by daughters, Dianne Metz, Mary (Greg) Froemming and Ann (Harold) Busch; special niece, Linda Christensen; grandchildren, Emily (Stephen) Quast, JJ Metz, Eric (Lindsey) Froemming, Lisa Froemming (Curtis Lanoue), Tom (Nikki) Froemming, Matt (Carly) Busch, Molly (Charlie) Longbella; and great-grandchildren, Finnegan Quast, Evelyn & Waylon Froemming, Margo Froemming, Madelynn & Matthew Busch, Hadley & Crosby Longbella; sisters-in-law, Betty Norbeck, Margaret Norbeck & Annabelle Klinepier. Preceded in death by husband, Howard Erickson; parents, Abraham & Maria Norbeck; son-in-law, Mike Metz; brothers, Walter, Roy, John, Art (Ilene); sister, Pearl (Lars) Christensen; and brother-in-law, Howard Klinepier. Memorial Service will be held 11:00AM on Wednesday (Feb 27) at House of Prayer Lutheran Church, 7625 Chicago Ave. in Richfield. Visitation 4-7 PM on Tuesday (Feb 26) at Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel, 6527 Portland Ave. in Richfield and 1 hour prior at church. Interment Fort Snelling. Morris Nilsen Chapel 612-869-3226

William Lee 'Bill' Erickson

Erickson, William Lee "Bill" of Las Vegas, NV passed away at the age of 89 on Dec. 15, 2018. He is survived by his loving wife, Elaine; beloved daughter, Jody (Crawford); grandson, Travis; and son, William Jr. (Lee) from his first wife Betty; step-sons, Michael (Julie) - Whitney, Danielle, Jordan; Gregory (Rebecca) - Grant & Lauren; David Guldberg. Bill was preceded in death by his brothers, Claude & Donald. He attended West High and UofM. Bill was a State Farm Agent in Mpls area for 44 years. He owned the Twin Cities Bridge Center for 20 years and was in the Naval Air Reserves. He moved to Las Vegas upon retirement. He loved his family, flying, duplicate bridge, golf, tennis, and blackjack. He will be remembered for his great sense of humor. Bill was a people person, who also loved animals and was a tortoise activist. He can be observed on YouTube under Kamp Keenan Adoptions of the Desert Tortoise. Enjoy the video.

Bonnie Lee Espeland

Espeland, Bonnie Lee Age 77, died peacefully on February 18, 2019, from complications of Alzheimer's disease. Survivors include her husband, Michael Espeland; daughter, Amy (Jung) Pak; son, Eric (Wendy) Espeland; daughter, Jenny (George) Mayaka; and nine grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Victor and Vivian Erickson; brother-in-law, Eugene Branstrom; and sister-in-law, Susan Erickson. A memorial service, preceded by a one-hour visitation, will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, February 25, at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, 5025 Knox Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN. Memorials are preferred to the University of Minnesota Foundation, McNamara Alumni Center, 200 Oak St. SE, Suite 500, Minneapolis, MN 55455-2010. Please note your gift is for the Bonnie Espeland Memorial Medical Student Scholarship.

Mary Ann (Janisch) Feldman

Feldman, Mary Ann (nee Janisch) Mary Ann Feldman, beloved far and wide for her vivacious personality, her colorful, insightful writing and her passion for making classical music accessible to everyone, has died at the age of 85. Her zest for life and brilliance as a communicator made her all the more popular, and throughout decades of writing program notes and mesmerizing audiences in pre - concert talks, she was known as "the voice of the Minnesota Orchestra." Mary Ann, who in recent years had suffered from Alzheimer's disease, passed away peacefully on February 18, 2019, at her home at The Waters on 50th in Minneapolis. Mary Ann was born on April 20, 1933, to Joseph and Marie Janisch of St. Paul. She graduated from St. Joseph's Academy in 1951 and the University of Minnesota in 1955, studying English and music history. She earned a master's degree in music at Columbia University in New York City, where she studied with Paul Henry Lange, a specialist in 18th-century music; later, in 1983, she completed a doctorate in musicology from the University of Minnesota. She met Harold Feldman while a graduate student in New York, and they were married at St. Paul's Chapel of Columbia University on September 14, 1957. She worked for several years with an investment firm on Wall Street before returning to St. Paul, when Harold was transferred to the Univac Division of Sperry Rand. In 1966 she won the position of program annotator for the then-Minneapolis Symphony, launching a 33-year career during which she became famous among music critics nationwide as well as music audiences in the Twin Cities for the excellence of her writing and her speaking. For much of this time she also served as editor of the Minnesota Orchestra's program magazine, Showcaseand from 1978 to 1986 as coordinator and then vice president of the Metropolitan Opera in the Upper Midwest at Northrop Auditorium. Mary Ann was a fountain of ideas, advising music directors and staff alike. She was the source of the concept for the Orchestra's long-running Viennese Sommerfest, which she developed with Leonard Slatkin, the festival's first artistic director. In 1999 Mary Ann took on a new role as the Orchestra's historian, helping prepare for its centennial season in 2003-04. Simultaneously she served as program annotator and guest speaker for the Grand Teton Music Festival for a decade beginning in the late 1990s. Throughout 59 years of marriage, until Harold Feldman's death in 2016, Mary Ann and he shared a passion for the great outdoors. They spent many summers traveling to visit Mary Ann's cousins in South Dakota, hiking in the Black Hills, making regular trips to the North Shore of Lake Superior and biking around Minneapolis' chain of lakes. They loved their Shelties Maggie, Pamina, and Sophie Rosinaas well as their last dog, a Papillon named Jorjie Fleezanis Feldman (after the Orchestra's former concertmaster Jorja Fleezanis), which has joined the household of Mary Ann's personal care attendant, Nina Palomares. Mary Ann is also survived by loving cousins, nephews and nieces on Harold's side of the family, and a vast circle of friends and music lovers. Services will be held on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, at Lumen Christi Catholic Community (2055 Bohland Ave., St. Paul) with visitation at 10am and funeral mass at 11am. Burial will follow at Lakewood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Minnesota Orchestral Association (1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403), the University of Minnesota Foundation's Friends of the School of Music (200 Oak Street SE, Suite 500, Minneapolis, MN 55455), or the Schubert Club (302 Landmark Center, 75 West 5th Street, St. Paul, MN 55102). Edina Chapel 952-920-3996

Joan A. (O'Hagan) Fierst

Fierst, Joan A. (O'Hagan) of Spring Park died at age 72 after a long battle with congestive heart failure, Joanie passed away peacefully at home on February 20, 2019. "She believed she could, so she did." Joanie was sociable and caring, with a big heart; a model and trail blazer for other professional women and mothers. She provided a dependable ear for family, friends and clients who often leaned on her for advice and guidance. She will be dearly missed from all who had the privilege of knowing her. Survived by her husband, Russ; children, David (Amy) and Elizabeth; informally adopted daughter, Jackie and grand- children, Stefan, Madeline, and Matthew. Remembrance and celebration of her life will be held in June 2019. Details to follow. Edina Chapel 952-920-3996