Star Tribune obituaries for Apple Valley

Hilarion Vasquez

Vasquez, Hilarion age 70, passed away unexpectedly on January 17, 2014. Beloved husband of 37 years to Susan (Hagen), who survives him along with son Alexander; daughter Jennifer Vasquez Andrews; grandson Austin; brothers Rafael; Juan Carlos (Rosalba); and Jose Manuel (Ana Lucia); and sister Marina (Jaime) Velandia. In 1993, Hilarion, who was a civil engineer and retired army artillery officer in his native Colombia, moved to Minnesota, adopting his wife's birthplace as his family's new home. Hilarion was a loving husband, father, and grand- father whose memory will be cherished always. Known for his quiet humor, kindness, and willingness to lend a helping hand, Hilarion will be missed by all who knew him, particularly co-workers and patrons of the Augsburg Park Library in Richfield where he worked for most of his nearly two decades of employment with Hennepin County Public Libraries. Services will be held on Friday, January 24, at Church of the Risen Savior, 1501 East County Road 42, Burnsville. Social hour begins at 10 AM; mass at 11 AM, followed by luncheon. Condolences: www.whitefuneralhomes.com White Funeral Home Apple Valley 952-432-2001

Steven J. Suchy

Suchy, Steven J. age 99, of Apple Valley, passed away peacefully on January 19, 2014 at his home. Steve was a WWII Vet, and a member of Laborers Union Local 132. He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 45 years, Pauline; infant son, Raymond: parents, and 13 siblings. Survived by his daughters, Heidi (Skip) Brist, and Cindy Suchy; grandchildren, Jamie, Brian, and Brandon Brist; K-9 friend Sandie, and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, Funeral service will be held 11 am Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 at Hamline United Methodist Church, 1514 Englewood Ave. St. Paul, with visitation on Wed. (1/22) from 4-8 pm at the White Funeral Home, 14560 Pennock Ave., Apple Valley (952-432-2001) and 1 hr. prior to service at church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery, Roseville, MN. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred. Condolences: www.whitefuneralhomes.com
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Ginny Gentz

Gentz, Ginny (Charlotte Virginia) age 85, of Apple Valley, passed away Thursday, January 16. She was born August 27, 1928 in Minneapolis to Edward and Mabel Carlson. Ginny is survived by her son, Randy (Pat); grandchildren, Jason (Staci) and Jessica; and great-grandchildren, Owen and Kenna. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard; son, Scott; and brother, Kenneth. She will be forever loved and treasured by many. Funeral Service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, January 24, at Grace Lutheran Church, 7800 West County Road 42, Apple Valley, MN 55124, (952) 432-7273, with Visitation from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Private burial will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. obit.HenryWAnderson.com

Duane N. Lundgren

Lundgren, Duane N. age 81 of Apple Valley, beloved husband of Joan, passed away Jan. 17, 2014. Memorial service, 11 am Thursday, January 23, 2013 at White Funeral Home (14560 Pennock Ave.). Memorial visitation one hour prior to the service. Condolences: White Funeral Home Apple Valley 952-432-2001 www.whitefuneralhomes.com

Richard M. Olson

Olson, Richard M. age 86, of Apple Valley, passed away on January 17, 2014. Richard retired from Herre- gan's Distributors after 25+ years. Preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Freda; siblings, Harry, Joyce (Arthur) Keehl, and Maurice (Betty) Olson. Survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Evonne; children, Jim, and Michelle (Mark) Walker; grandson, Collin Walker; brothers, Edward (Loralee) and Earl, and sister-in-law, Elaine Olson; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends; Funeral Service will be held 11:30 AM Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 at Wooddale Church, 6630 Shady Oak Rd., Eden Prairie, MN with visitation 1 hr. prior to service at church. Interment , Fairview Cemetery, William, MN. Condolences: www.whitefuneralhomes.com

Marian E. Malecha

Malecha, Marian E. age 90, of Apple Valley, formerly of Lonsdale, passed away peacefully on January 15, 2014. Following their marriage in 1944 Marian and Emil farmed in the Lonsdale area for 32 years. After moving to Apple Valley in 1979, Marian worked with ISD 196 in food service. She enjoyed her extensive travels, baking and nature, but most of all her family. She is preceded in death by her husband, Emil L. Malecha; siblings, Frank (Margie) Flicek, Adeline (Anthony 'Pat') Ludwig and Irene Flicek and brother- in-law, Ted Brandt. She is survived by her loving children, Greg (Kathy) and Marguerite (Larry) Stanley; 5 grandsons and 6 great-grandchildren; sister, Helen Brandt; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 AM Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Lonsdale, with visitation from 9-11 AM before Mass at the White Funeral Home, 201 5th Ave, Lonsdale (507-744-2368). Interment, Calvary Cemetery, Lonsdale. Condolences: www.whitefuneralhomes.com

Mary A. Sciamanda

Sciamanda, Mary A. Age 82, of Apple Valley, passed away peacefully on 1/6/14. Mary was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is survived by her devoted husband of 58 years, John; her children, Rob (Christine), Mary Beth (Tim) Mitchell, Christopher, John Mark (Susan), Paul, and Susan (Tracy) Juels; her grandchildren, Rachel (Josh), Brittany, Tony, Suzie, Adam, Marnie, Maddie, Titan, Roman, Marco and Jonathan; her great- grandchildren, Tyler and Cadence; and many more family and friends. Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Mary put herself through nursing school and worked in the polio and respirator wards at Cleveland Hospital. She met her husband John at a fraternity party, they married 4 years later and moved to Pennsylvania to raise their family. Over the years, they lived in Massachusetts, Minneapolis, Edina, Arizona and Apple Valley. During the last 40 years, their true home has been their cherished lake home on Whitefish Lake. Their retirement was busy with family and friends visiting them at the lake. Visits always included great food, boat rides, chocolate chip cookies, playing Hearts and s'mores at the bonfire. Mary also loved knitting, reading, cooking and was proud of her orchids. Mary was fiercely devoted to her family and wrapped us all in her love and attention. A Celebration of her Life will be held on Monday 1/13 from Noon - 3:00 PM at Willwerscheid Natural Burial and Cremation, 235 Wentworth Ave., W., West St. Paul, 651-457-7938. Private family interment at Lebanon Cemetery in Apple Valley, MN. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to Sharing & Caring Hands. Mary was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Jacqueline Edell

Edell, Jacqueline Visitation Tuesday, January 7, 4-8 PM at O'Halloran & Murphy Funeral Home (575 South Snelling Ave., Saint Paul). Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, January 8, at 10:30 AM at Holy Spirit Catholic Church (512 S. Albert St., St. Paul). Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. O'Halloran & Murphy 651-698-0796

Wilda M. Myers

Myers, Wilda M. "Willie" age 78, of Apple Valley, formerly of Shakopee. Survived by her husband of 56 years, Jim; sons and daughters, Joe (Debbie), Carmen (Beth Ferryman), Scott (Jodi), Mary Roach, Rick (Laurel); 17 grandchildren, Chastity, Dede, Christin, Ian, Jill, Mike, Jim, Mike, Ashley, Jessica, Kelsey, Zach, Austin, Josh, Amanda, Mason, Madeline; 14 great grandchildren; siblings, Leona Ausham, Cleo Taylor, Bill Henning; many loving nephews, nieces and special friends. Preceded by parents, John and Ida Henning; 4 brothers and 6 sisters. Visitation Thursday from 4-8 PM at McNearney Funeral Home, 1220 E. 3rd Ave., Shakopee. Visitation also Friday from 10-11 AM, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM both at The Parish of Saints Joachim and Anne (Church of St. Mary), 535 Lewis St., Shakopee. Interment Catholic Cemetery. Memorials preferred to Alzheimer's Association. McNearney Funeral Home 952-445-2755 www.mcnearneyfuneralhome.com

Marian Sorensen

Sorensen, Marian (Hurrle/Klingelhut) age 90, from Minnesota, Hawaii, and California, passed 12-24-2013.

Donald R. Kruger

Kruger, Donald R. age 81 of Apple Valley passed away on December 31, 2013. Preceded in death by parents, Paul and Faye Kruger, brothers, Earl, Sonny and Paul Kruger; sisters, Bernice Braun and Lorene Wright. Survived by wife, Marilyn; daughter, Rhonda (Jim) Allen; son, Brian Kruger; grandchildren, Sarah, Missy, Gabbie, Garrett; sisters, LaVerna Lindeman and Lois (Paul) Aasen. Memorial Service 11 AM Wednesday, January 8, 2013 at White Funeral Home, 14560 Pennock Ave. Gathering of family and friends one hour prior to service. Interment, Fort Snelling National Cemetery. White Funeral Home Apple Valley 952-432-2001 www.whitefuneralhomes.com
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James Michael Anglin

Anglin, James Michael "Mike" Age 75, of Apple Valley passed peacefully on Friday, December 27, 2013 surrounded by family at home. Preceded in death by his parents James F. Anglin and Dorothea Davenport Anglin of Ft. Wayne, Indiana. He is survived in life by his loving wife Geraldine Sedo; children Elisabeth (Kevin), Robert (Nicole), and Katherine; grandchildren Caroline, Paige, Jacob, and James; and siblings Dennis (Florey) and Mary (Dennis). After graduating high school 2 years early in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, Mike earned his BS in Electrical Engineering at Purdue University, his Masters in Electrical Engineering at University of Minnesota (where he met his wife, Geri) and his Law Degree at Indiana University. He spent 3 years of active service as Lieutenant (JG) in the US Navy between his Bachelors and Masters degrees. Mike spent his professional career as a recognized expert in Intellectual Property Law, specializing in science and technology patent law. After finishing school in Indianapolis, Mike moved his family to Rochester, Minnesota where he spent 30 years working with IBM as a Patent Attorney and then self-employed as a Litigation Consultant. He later moved to Apple Valley to continue his post-retirement career with the private IP law firm of Schwegman, Lundberg and Woessner in Minneapolis. Since retiring (again) he continued to provide consulting and educational support in the area of IP Law. He had a passion for learning, service to others, music and humor. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather - always available for support, teaching or a "good" joke. Mike was very active with his family, church and musical (vocal, instrumental) pursuits. He loved to travel and enjoyed experiencing the language and culture of a wide variety of domestic and international destinations. Services will be held at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Apple Valley, MN on January 3, 2014 at 11:00 AM and will be followed by a luncheon. Visitation will be offered on January 2, 2014 from 4:00-8:00 PM. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church Pipe Organ Fund, Dakota Valley Symphony Chorus or other charity of choice (Diabetes, Heart, Church, etc.).
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Don Kyllo

Kyllo, Don (aka Kyllo) Born in Goodhue Co. on Feb. 4, '39. Survived by loving wife, Carmen of 44 years and sons, Kory (Stephanie), and Stephen (Erin); proud grandfather of Michael, Ethan, and Callen; Don's greatest joys in life were spending time with his family and his many friends. He loved boating, golfing, Brandy Manhattans, flower gardening, traveling, the "Gr-Eight Gourmet Club," and his '77 Porsche 911. His legacy will live on through his dimples. Visitation is Friday, December 27th, 2013, from 12-12:30 pm with memorial service following at the Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel. www.fortsnellingmcf.org. Gathering for Don will be at the Officers Club 934 at 2 p.m., 395 MN Hwy 5, St. Paul, MN. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to Our Lady of Peace www.franciscancare.org

Henry J. White

White, Henry J. age 90, of Apple Valley, MN. Former senior executive of Control Data Corp in Bloomington, MN, passed away peacefully on December 20, 2013. Funeral service to be held at a later date. www.Washburn-McReavy.com Dawn Valley Chapel 952-941-7686
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Arlynne W. Wolf

Wolf, Arlynne W. age 65, of Apple Valley, passed away on December 15, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother. Arlynne is survived by her husband of 34 years Dan, 1 sister, 2 brothers, nieces, a nephew, and friends. Arlynne's memorial service will be held on Friday, Dec. 20, 1:00 PM at Henry W. Anderson Mortuary, 147th & Garrett Ave., Apple Valley with a gathering of family and friends 1 hour prior to the service at the mortuary. Interment will follow in Ft. Snelling National Cemetery at 2:30 PM. Memorials preferred to the American Cancer Society. Henry W. Anderson 952-432-2331 www.HenryWAnderson.com

Thomas Henry Westrum

Westrum, Thomas Henry 79 years, of Apple Valley, passed away December 6, 2013 at Fairview Ridges Hospital, Burnsville. Retired regional maintenance manager for BOC Gases in Missouri. He was loved and will be missed by all who knew him. Former member of Zuhrah Shrine Temple. Survived by former wife, Marion; children, Linda (Dan) Gordon, Sandy (Dave) Heim, Douglas, Vicki (Eddy) Brendemuhl, Barbara (John) Kolesar, Jeff (Annette) Hallum; many grandchildren and great- grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Special thank you to all caregivers at The Augustana Home, Apple Valley. Historic Thomson-Dougherty 612-871-4407

Thomas H. Westrum

Westrum, Thomas H. 79 years of Apple Valley passed away Dec. 6, 2013. No services are planned. Historic Thomson Dougherty 612-871-4407

Mary Ann Evenson

Evenson, Mary Ann (Fink) age 51 of Apple Valley passed away unexpectedly on December 5, 2013. Preceded in death by parents, Bernard and Delores Fink; sister, Jeanne Grossman. Survived by siblings, William Fink, Jim (Linda) Fink and Jeff (Liz) Fink; ex husband of 26 years, Brian Evenson. Also by many loving nieces and nephews. Memorial Service 6 PM Thursday, December 12, 2013 at White Funeral Home, 14560 Pennock Ave. Gathering of family and friends starting at 4 PM. White Funeral Home Apple Valley 952-432-2001 www.whitefuneralhomes.com

Carol Agnes Lasch

Lasch, Carol Agnes age 90, of Apple Valley, formerly of Edina, passed away Wednesday. She was born December 13, 1922 in Duluth, Minnesota to Nels C. and Clara (nee Ingebretson) Bilsey. Clara is survived by nieces Barbara (Peter) Shean, Mary (Rick) Lindmeier, and Margie (Larry) Waltman, nephew Richard (Barbara) Oase, D.D.S., and sister-in-law Gertrude Johnson. She was preceded in death by her husband Lloyd, brother Harold Bilsey, and sisters Dorothy Oase, Anne Berglund, and Ellen Bilsey. Memorial Services are scheduled for 11 AM Friday, December 13, 2013 at the Apple Valley Villa, 14610 Garrett Avenue. Inurnment will follow at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to Disabled American Veterans. www.DAV.org

Willis Alfred Whittington

Whittington, Willis Alfred 68, of Apple Valley, passed away Monday at his home. He was born December 22, 1944 in Stirling, Scotland to Willis Haydn and Annie (nee Summers) Whittington. Willis is survived by Collette (nee Rendall), his wife of 47 years, and several cousins. He was an informative, talented, and articulate public speaker who traveled the world over with Collette at his side making numerous lifelong friends. Willis possessed a sharp wit and a natural gift for poetry, was a Tennis Champion in his beloved homeland Scotland, an accomplished chef, and most of all, Willis was a truly loving and devoted husband. He will be forever loved and treasured. Memorial Services are scheduled for 11 AM Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at the Henry W. Anderson Mortuary, 14850 Garrett Ave., Apple Valley, (952) 432-2331, with a Gathering of Family and Friends beginning 1 hour prior. obit.HenryWAnderson.com

Duane S. Lundquist

Lundquist, Duane S. "Dewey" age 83, of Apple Valley, formerly of Richfield and Burnsville died peacefully surrounded by his family on November 29, 2013. Preceded in death by parents, Stanley and Ruth Lundquist. Survived by wife, Dori; son, Mark Lundquist ( Susan ); daughter, Kristin Schwietz (Larry); granddaughter, Madeline Lundquist; step- granddaughters, Amber Beadell (Josh), and Lauren Schwietz; step- great-granddaughters, Brooklynn and Breylynn Beadell. Duane retired from General Mills where he worked as a photographer and manager of the photography department for 27 years. He was a member of the PPofA. Duane was a 60 year member of the Y's Mens Club of the YMCA. He was a longtime member of Woodlake Lutheran Church, Richfield and a recipient of the WCCO Good Neighbor Award. Memorial service Thursday, (Dec. 5) at 10:30 AM at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 12650 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd., Apple Valley. Interment at Ft. Snelling. Visitation Wednesday from 4:00 - 7:00 PM at Morris Nilsen Chapel, 6527 Portland Ave. S., Richfield, and one hour prior to service at the church. Memorials to Southdale Y's Mens Club or Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church (Choirs). Morris Nilsen Chapel 612-869-3226 www.morrisnilsen.com
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Ronald E. Greenbush

Greenbush, Ronald E. age 67, of Apple Valley, passed away at his residence on November 29, 2013. Survived by son Brian (Jennifer) Greenbush; grandson, Brady; and mother, Anita Baldovin. White Funeral Home Apple Valley 952-432-2001 www.whitefuneralhomes.com

John A. Giebel

Giebel, John A. "Jack" age 74, of Apple Valley, MN passed away, November 26, 2013 at Fairview Ridges Hospital in Burnsville, MN. Jack retired from the Mpls Police Department after 29 years of service. He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 50 years, Janet, and parents, Arthur J. and Nora M. Giebel. He is survived by his loving children, Jim (Melissa), Jodie Giebel-Grover, John (Jodi), Janelle (Mike) Gray and Jason (Kelly). 16 grandchildren, Kelly Giebel, Cory Giebel, Michael Giebel, Ryan Giebel, Zachary Grover, Nicholas Grover, Kylie Giebel, Jack Giebel, Andrew "AJ" Giebel, Cameron Gray, Hannah Gray, Emily Gray, Benjamin "Ben" Gray, Lily Jo Giebel, Elsie Giebel, and Grace Giebel; 2 great grandchildren, Abby Grover, and Lauren Grover. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 AM Tuesday December 3, 2013 at All Saints Catholic Church, 19795 Holyoke Ave. with visitation on Monday 12/2 from 4-8 PM at the White Funeral Home, 14560 Pennock Ave., Apple Valley (952 432 2001) and 1 hr prior to Mass at church. Interment, Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Condolences: www.whitefuneralhomes.com
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Michael George Pringle

Pringle, Michael George of Apple Valley, passed away suddenly on November 22nd at the age of 66. He was born on May 19th, 1947, in St. Paul, MN. Mike was loved deeply by his wife, Jeanne and his daughters, Kathryn & Stephanie. He served as an electrician in the US Navy for 16 years. He then worked as an electrician for the United States Post Office for 21 years before retiring and working as a custodian at Greenleaf Elementary, the school his daughters and grandson attended. Mike worked hard and took pride in everything he did and his dedication was an example to those around him. More than anything, Mike wanted to help others and he spent his life doing so. He will be missed greatly by all who met and loved him. Survived by his wife and best friend, Jeanne; children Kathryn (Jason) Christianson & Stephanie (Michael) Munns; grandchildren Maxwell and Grace; siblings Maureen (Dick) McDonald, Mark (Jeanne) Pringle, Monica (Jeff) Lindmeyer, Martin Pringle, Marna Pringle, Matt Pringle; nieces & nephews Kristin, Kathleen, Adam, Alison, Matthew, Elizabeth; many relatives & friends. Preceded in death by his parents George and Elizabeth Pringle; his wife's parents, Anders and Marit Hanson; and his nephew, Michael. Funeral service at Grace Lutheran Church of Apple Valley at 10:30 on Friday, December 6th, followed by a luncheon. Interment service directly after at Fort Snelling National Cemetery at 2:00.

Barb E. Ratzel

Ratzel, Barb E. age 50, of Apple Valley passed away unexpectedly on November 27, 2013. She was preceded in death by her father, George Canzoneri. Barb is survived by her husband, Mark; her daughter, Kelly Raeker; her step-son, Josh; her mother, Barbara Nina; 2 sisters, Patti (Bill) Grudem and Maria (Ed) Bray; brother, Kenny Bollella; her beloved dog, Sidney; a niece, 2 nephews, cousins and many friends. Barb's funeral service will be held on Wed., Dec. 4 at 2 PM at Henry W. Anderson Mortuary, 147th and Garrett Ave., Apple Valley with her visitation one hour prior to the service at the mortuary. Interment will be held in St. Bernard Cemetery in Bridgewater, New Jersey at a later date. Henry W. Anderson 952-432-2331 www.HenryWAnderson.com

James Frederick Larsen

Larsen, James Frederick "Jim" 83, of Apple Valley, MN died peacefully at Saint Mary's Hospital in Rochester, MN on Sunday, November 24, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. Services will be held at 11 am on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at White Funeral Home, 14560 Pennock Ave, Apple Valley, MN. Memorial visitation one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. White Funeral Home Apple Valley 952-432-2001 www.whitefuneralhomes.com
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Gene R. Olson

Olson, Gene R. age 69, of Apple Valley, passed away November 21 surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; children, Jennifer (Ben) Runchey and Melissa Olson; grandchildren, Solomon and Samuel; siblings, Joyce Holmstrom, John (Edna) Olson, Shirley Klossner and brothers-in-law, Bud Robotka and Willard Hill. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewland and Mildred Olson; siblings, Junior (Virginia) Olson, Marilyn Hill, Beverly Winterrowd, Donna Robotka, Gary Olson. Funeral Service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, November 30th at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Community, 4537 3rd Ave S., Minneapolis, MN. Visitation will take place from 9:30-11:00 am prior to the service.

Vernice Fay Takumi

Takumi, Vernice Fay (Anspach) age 66, lost her battle with ovarian cancer 11/20/13 in Apple Valley, MN. Born to Clifford and Anna Anspach in Montevideo, MN. She was a Manager for Burnsville Current/ Countryside, and an accountant with the City of Shakopee, City of St. Louis Park and FDIC/RTC. During her retirement in Maui, Hawaii she was an AARP Tax Wise program volunteer for over six years. She was a loving, caring, patient and kind wife, mother and person. She will always be missed by Lani (daughter), Tori (son) and Gerald (husband). She will be cremated and her ashes will be spread on Maui at a later date. Following her wishes, the family will not hold a funeral service and request no memorials be sent. The family thanks all the relatives & friends for their support. May the tropical Islands and the Pacific Ocean comfort her for eternity. www.Washburn-McReavy.com Werness Brothers Chapel 952-884-8145

Diane Avis Wright

Wright, Diane Avis passed into heaven peacefully at home, Wednesday, November 20, 2013. Born October 7, 1952, she is survived by her husband Ron, daughters Elizabeth Esther Wright (John Wilder) and Mary Katherine Wright, grandchildren Sarah Elizabeth Hutchison, Alexis Mae Goembel, and Henry Ronald Wright. She is also survived by her brothers Merton Keith (Heidi) Unnasch, Richard (Winnie) Unnasch, Jerome (Sharon) Unnasch, and sister Faye Foster, and many beloved cousins, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Diane was preceded in death by her parents, Merton and Avis Unnasch. Diane graduated with her husband Ron from Houston (MN) High School in 1970, and Winona Technical Institute in 1971. She began her professional career as a nurse at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester MN. Diane and Ron enjoyed forty-one years of marriage and have lived most of their married life in the Twin Cities. Some of the details of the last few years of Diane's life and battle with ovarian cancer can be followed on her CaringBridge site: www.caringbridge.org/visit/dianewright . She was accompanied on this final path by relatives, high school friends, church friends, neighbors, and her medical and hospice professionals. Memorials can be designated to either Silver Creek Cemetery Association or Looney Valley Lutheran Church. A celebration service to reflect on Diane's life will be on Thursday, December 5, 2013, at 6:00pm at Berean Baptist Church, 309 East County Road 42, Burnsville, MN followed by visitation and fellowship. Burial service will be Saturday, December 7, 2013 at Silver Creek Cemetery at 11:00am followed by lunch and fellowship at Looney Valley Lutheran Church, Houston MN. Guestbook: www.hofffuneral.com. Hoff Funeral & Cremation Service - Houston is assisting the family with arrangements.

Joel Patrick Stralow

Stralow, Joel Patrick 54, of Apple Valley, MN, died suddenly Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, of natural causes. Visitation will be 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22 at Hoffmann Schneider & Kitchen Funeral Home, 3860 Asbury Rd., Dubuque, IA. The funeral mass will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23 at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Clinton, IA, with visitation from noon until the time of Mass. Joel was a long-time resident of the Twin Cities area, where he was employed in the Produce Sales/ Northern Division for Supervalu Inc. Survivors include his daughter, Megan (Matt) Vorwald of Dyersville, IA; his father, Merle Stralow; his sister, Cynthia S. (Ron) Berghoefer; and his nephews, Corey (Kailene) Berghoefer, and their two sons Carter and Callen, and Bryan (Gloria) Berghoefer; and his former wife, Lori (Don) Hermsen-Apel. He was preceded in death by his mother, his stepfather, Forrest Place; his sister; and his brother. Condolences: www.hoffmannschneiderfuneralhomes.com
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