Today’s Obituaries Sunday, October 20, 2019

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Margaret Mary (Mulligan) Flaherty

Flaherty, Margaret Mary (Mulligan) Age 89, of Minnetonka, MN passed away on October 11th, 2019. She was born in Chicago, IL, on Sept. 24, 1930 and graduated from the University of Illinois, cum laude in English Literature. She later pursued a degree in Library Science from Ohio Dominican. She spent the majority of her career as an Industrial Librarian for Honeywell. Peg is preceded in death by her parents, Mary (Kelleher) Mulligan & Joseph P. Mulligan, siblings Robert J. Mulligan and John (Jack) R. Mulligan, her husband of 58 years, Donald J. Flaherty and son Brian J. Flaherty (Jenni Duerkop). She is survived by her brothers, Joseph P. Mulligan and Donald J. Mulligan; son David Flaherty (Ellen Weinstein); daughters Kathie Michel (Glen); Eileen Heery (Rick); Savitri Khalsa (EkOngKar); Jeanne Flaherty (Willy Hall); Maureen Flaherty; 6 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. A private family memorial service is planned for a later date. Memorials preferred to the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

Roe Ann Forbes

Forbes, Roe Ann Age 95, passed away peacefully on August 28, 2019 at Vernon Terrace Memory Care Center in Edina, MN. She was born August 20, 1924 in Watertown, SD to Henry Neverman II and Marie Antoinette Neverman. Roe Ann was raised in rural La Moure, ND and attended Macalester College, St. Paul, MN. On July 23, 1945, she married her high school sweetheart, Calvin Forbes. They had 54 years of wonderful, happy married life until he passed in 2000. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Henry Neverman III. She is survived by two sons: Kingsley Forbes (Sharyn) of Wausau, WI and Scott Forbes (Victoria) of Edina, MN. Grandchildren include: William Forbes (Tricia) of Wausau, WI, Bryan Forbes (Jennifer) of La Grange, IL, Jeffrey Forbes of St. Paul, MN and Emily Forbes (Luke) of Antwerp, Belgium. Great grandchildren are Morgan Forbes and Ethan Forbes of Wausau, WI, Andrew Forbes of La Grange, IL and Hazel Fier of Antwerp, Belgium. Roe Ann loved spending time at their family lake home with family and friends where she tried to never miss a sunset. She was a longtime member of St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, Minneapolis, and was a member of the Alter Guild., She loved playing cards, especially bridge and was in many groups and clubs over the years. She enjoyed snow skiing, orchestra concerts, golf, gourmet and antique clubs. A family only memorial service will be held at St. Mark's Cathedral, Minneapolis, and her remains placed with Calvin in the columbarium at the Cathedral. Memorials preferred in Roe Ann's name made to: Alter Guild or Organ Music, St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, 519 Oak Grove Street, Minneapolis, MN 55101.

Arthur B. Fries

Fries, Arthur B. age 87 of Delano. Memorial Service 11am Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Christ Lutheran Church, Maple Plain. Gathering of family and friends 10 to 11 a.m. at church prior to services. (763) 972-2891

Norma L. Gable

Gable, Norma L. Age 78 of Minneapolis passed away October 16, 2019. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Memorial service Friday October 25 at 1PM, with visitation 1 hour prior at: Werness Brothers 952-884-8145 2300 W. Old Shakopee Rd.

Donald Joseph Gibson

Gibson, Donald Joseph of Victoria, Minnesota, age 89, passed away peacefully Saturday morning September 28 2019 at Auburn Manor in Chaska, Minnesota. Don was born on March 12, 1930 in Boston, Massachusetts. He grew up in Boston, Sturtevant, Wisconsin, and LaSalle, Illinois. Don attended Purdue University where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering. After graduation, Don served in the Counterintelligence Corps in the United States Army. Upon his honorable discharge, Don joined the Westinghouse Electric Corporation where he worked for the next 25+ years. He held multiple roles in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Iowa City, Iowa, rising to the level of Vice President and General Manager. In 1983 the Information Services Division of Westinghouse that Don led was purchased by Eden Prairie based National Computer Systems (now Pearson tlc). He began a new chapter in his career moving to Minnesota with his family in 1985. He worked at NCS for more than a decade retiring as a Senior Vice President. Don also served multiple years on the External Advisory Boards at the Ohio State University's Department of Mechanical Engineering and the University of Iowa's Tippie College of Business. In retirement Don and his wife Nancy spent many years splitting their time between their homes in Minnesota and Saint Petersburg Beach, Florida. Don was a member of Saint Victoria's Catholic Parish in Victoria, Minnesota. He was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather and friend. Don was an enthusiastic sportsman who enjoyed running, track and field, golf, and fishing. He loved attending Minnesota Vikings, Pittsburgh Steelers, and University of Iowa Football games. He particularly enjoyed attending his three sons' school activities and athletic events. Don was always there for his family and friends. He served as a positive example to all who knew him. Don was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Manuel Gibson, and his mother, Mary Ellen Gibson née Taylor, as well as his brother, Robert Gibson, and sisters, Rita Iwaszek, and Barbara Gibson. Don is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 65 years Nancy Newman Gibson and his children, Douglas (Wendy) Gibson of Los Altos, California, David Gibson of Victoria, Minnesota, Donald Gibson of Minneapolis, Minnesota, grandchildren Douglas Gibson Jr of Santa Barbara, California and Robert Gibson of Santa Monica, California. He is also survived by a sister, Joan Samlin of Orland Park, Illinois. Don's final resting place will be in the Saint Victoria's Parish Cemetery in Victoria, Minnesota. A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 26th at the St. Victoria's Catholic Church in Victoria, Minnesota. Visitation will commence at 10 AM. The funeral service will be held at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Michael J. Fox Parkinson's Foundation ( or the American Cancer Society (

Charles J. Glatzmaier

Glatzmaier, Charles J. Age 74, formerly of Columbia Heights, MN. Passed away on October 11, 2019. Preceded in death by his parents, Conrad and Pauline. Survived by his loving wife, Mary; daughters, Angela Raval, Melissa (Jason) Gregory; sons, Thomas Morrison, John Morrison; grandchildren, Josh, Julia, Brooklyn, Declan; brothers, Conrad Jr. (Rita) Glatzmaier, Loren (Carol) Glatzmaier; 5 nieces and 1 nephew. Memorial Service 7 pm Monday, October 28 at Gearhart Funeral Home (11275 Foley Blvd. NW., Coon Rapids). Visitation 4 pm until the time of service. Interment with Military Honors 11:30 am Tuesday, October 29 at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Meet in Assembly Area #2 by 11:20 am 763-755-6300

Joan A. (Carlson) Graff

Graff, Joan A. (Carlson) age 85, formerly of New Hope, passed away Oct 17, 2019. Preceded in death by husband, Arthur; grandson, Skyler Graff. Survived by children, MaryJo Hoefer (Mitch), Dale (Sharon), and Jenifer Wall (Tim); grandchildren, Scott Hoefer (Krysta), Stacy Mohs (Terry), Hannah Martinson (Nate), and Hope Wall; great-grandchildren, Austin and Kylie Hoefer, Easton and Baylor Martinson. Memorials preferred to the Alzheimer's Association.Memorial service 11:00 AM, Wed, Oct 23, with visitation one hour prior at: Hillside Chapel 612-781-1999 2610 19th Ave NE, Mpls

Clyde Edward Grant

Grant, Clyde Edward age 94, passed away on October 16th, 2019 in Owatonna at Homestead Hospice surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Minneapolis on June 28, 1925 to Clarence E and Mabel (Johnson) Grant. He graduated from Marshall University High School in 1943 and joined the US Marine Corp. He was stationed in the South Pacific and was discharged in 1946. He continued his studies in accounting and business management, graduating in 1948. He moved to Owatonna and Josten's where he became the accounts receivable manager. He was united in marriage to Lorraine Sorenson on August 20, 1949 in Minneapolis and they made their home in Owatonna. Clyde retired from Jostens in 1986 and they enjoyed traveling, golf and their condo on the Pine River Golf Course. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, past president of the Owatonna Shriners Club (1980), and member of the Elks Club, VFW, Legion, Owatonna Country Club and Trinity Lutheran Church. Clyde is survived by two sons, Robert W. Grant (Debra), Owatonna, MN; and Thomas G. Grant (Judy), St. Paul, MN; and four grandchildren, Jeremy Grant, Medford, MN; Katie Grant, Owatonna, MN; Martha Grant (Sam Cooper), Minneapolis, MN; Karmyn Grant, Brooklyn, NY; and one great grandson, Grant Moses Cooper, Minneapolis, MN; and two nephews, Jim H. Swanson (Theresa), Clitherall, MN; and Scott E. Swanson (Denise), Grand Rapids, MN; three cousins: Gretchen Palm of Wayzata, MN; Alton (Mary) Johnson, Bloomington, MN; Malcom (Katrina) Johnson of Appleton, WI. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lorraine Sorenson Grant, who passed away in 2014, and his parents, one sister Doris M. Swanson, brother in law Herb E. Swanson, and one brother Robert W. Grant. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, October 25th, 2019 at 2pm at Trinity Lutheran Church at 609 Lincoln Ave S, Owatonna, MN with Pastor Todd Buegler. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. The Grant family invites you to a time of food and fellowship immediately following the service. Memorials may be sent to Owatonna Homestead Hospice Patient Care Fund or the donors choice. A Family Committal Service will be held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery at a later time.

Irene Ann Groen

Groen, Irene Ann was born on Mar. 29. 1930 on a farm in Sheffield, IA.She attended a rural one room school until the fifth grade when the family moved and she went to Chapin Consolidated School where she graduated in 1947. She moved to Minneapolis in 1953 and worked at Northrup King until 1970. She then worked for Patterson Dental Company until her retirement in 1996. After retirement she volunteered at New Life Family Services. She was a member of Powderhorn Baptist Church for over 40 years working in the Sunday School. She was the Awana secretary for over 25 years. She was preceded in death by parents Dena Sprung Groen, Engelhardt (Eng) Groen, sister Veradene Torney, brother-in-law Earl Torney, and niece LeAnn Torney. She is survived by niece Lisa Torney, Coralville Iowa, and many friends she referred to as her family. Funeral Service 2:30pm Saturday October 26th with visitation beginning at 1:30pm at Bethlehem Baptist Church, 720 13th Avenue South, Minneapolis. Private Interment. Edina Chapel 952-920-3996

Judi Gruber

Gruber, Judi age 76 of St. Louis Park, went to Heaven on 10/14/2019. Preceded in death by her parents. Her hobbies included reading, cross stitch, bird watching, photography, and spending time on the North Shore. Survived by husband of 55 years, Gill; daughter, Kim Case; son, Chris (Teresa) Gruber; grandchildren, Lauren (Jared) and Zach (Sarah); great-grandchildren, Finley and Parker; sister, Nita (Stan) Bernard; and many nieces and nephews. Memorials preferred to Zion Lutheran Church. Memorial service will be held at 11AM with visitation one hour prior on Saturday, October 26th at Zion Lutheran Church, 241 5th Ave N, Hopkins. Edina Chapel 952-920-3996 West 50th St. & Hwy 100