Star Tribune obituaries for Blaine

Marvin Andrew Stene

Stene, Marvin Andrew Age 84, died peacefully January 17, 2014. Former resident of Blaine for 40 years. Preceded in death by parents, Albert and Rosie; son, David. Survived by loving wife, Shirley; children, Marvin Jr. (Linda) and Bonnie (Kevin) Gish; 7 grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren. Funeral Service 11:00am, Thursday, Jan. 23 at Gearhart Funeral Home, 11275 Foley Blvd. NW, Coon Rapids, with visitation 1hr. prior to the service. Interment Morningside Cemetery. GEARHART 763-755-6300

Vernon C. Fischer

Fischer, Vernon (Butch) C. age 79, of Blaine passed away peacefully Saturday morning. He was preceded in death by parents, Andrew and Claire; brother, Gene; sisters, Evelyn Feia, Lucille Ahles; and step-brother, Lester Jones. He will be deeply missed by his loving wife, Maria; children, Tammy (Bud) Labey, Carrie (Stuart) Mansk, Kevin, Kim (Paul) Coleman, Mark (Holly); stepchildren, Paola Torres, Cynthia Torres, Oscar Torres; 14 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; brother, Norbert; sister, Elaine Lobitz; stepbrother, Donald (Delphine) Jones; nieces, nephews and many family and friends. Vern proudly served in the US Navy on the USS Sullivan. He was passionate about politics, exercise and soaking up the sun. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at Family of Christ Lutheran Church, 16345, Polk St. NE, Ham Lake, 763-434-7337. A Celebration of his life will begin at 10:30 AM with visitation starting at 9:00 AM. Interment will be at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. Miller-Brighton 651-636-9821

Carolyn B. Meyer

Meyer, Carolyn B. (Utech) Age 83, of Blaine, MN, peacefully went to be with the Lord on January 11, 2014. Born and raised in LeMars, IA. Ever faithful and devoted servant of God. Deeply loving and caring mother, aunt, sister, and friend. Retired banker, home daycare operator, and laundry manager. Preceded in death by parents, Jenny and George Utech, husband, Bruce Meyer, and brother George (Krestie) Utech. Survived by son, Mark (Sarah) Meyer; sister, Shirley (Harvey) Berg; brother, Willard (Barbara) Utech; sister-in-law, Krestie Utech; many nieces and nephews, cousins, friends, and many others whose lives she touched with her care and counsel over the years. Funeral Service Monday, January 20, 11 am at Peace Lutheran Church, 20 Northdale Blvd., Coon Rapids, with visitation one hour prior. Internment at Forest Hill Cemetery. GEARHART 763-755-6300

Christopher Lewis Stickney

Stickney, Christopher Lewis 71, of Blaine, died Jan 12, 2014. Survived by wife Kay (Osborn) Stickney; daughter Karlene Wald (Mike Harrington); sons Judson (Joan Johnson), Jeremy (Tina), & Joshua (Becca); 5 grandchildren, many nieces & nephews, 3 sisters & 2 brothers. Preceded in death by mother, Ruth Stickney. Memorial service 11 AM Sat., Jan 18 with visitation 1 hr. prior & luncheon to follow at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1415 6th Ave., Anoka, 763-421-1196. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the church or the Alzheimers Association.

Jackie Ewert

Ewert, Jackie Passed away Sat., Jan. 11 at 1 PM at the age of 67. Services will be held Fri., Jan. 17 at Eagle Brook Church, 3603 95th Ave NE, Blaine 55014. Viewing at Noon, services at 1 PM.

Xander James Tunnell

Tunnell, Xander James Born November 14, 2013, joined the angels on January 10, 2014, he will forever live on in our hearts. Preceded in death by great-grandpa & grandma Stevens. Survived by parents, Katherine & James Tunnell; sister, Brooklynn; maternal grandparents, Mary (Kevin) Willman & Mike Klassen; paternal grandparents, Susan & Carl Tunnell of Eula, TX; uncle, Alexander (Jenae) Iverson & cousin Lily; aunts, Asiana Klassen & Andrea Torrez; uncle, Gary Tunnell; many other family members & friends. Mass of Christian Burial at CHURCH OF ST. PAUL (1740 Bunker Lake Blvd. NE) Friday at 11 AM with visitation one hour prior. Interment Epiphany Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred. 763-783-1100

Evelyn Lewis

Lewis, Evelyn (Rand) January 6, 1934 - January 4, 2014 Evelyn, a beloved wife, mother, sister, and grandmother, passed away amongst the comfort of loved ones in her home early Saturday morning. She is preceded in death by sisters and brothers, and her beloved daughter Kimberlee. She is survived by her husband of 53 and a half years Doug Lewis; four loving children Doug (Carol), Vicky, Jerome, and Dave; and many grandchildren and great- grandchildren. She was a lifetime Women's Auxiliary member of Sgt. John Rice VFW post 6316. She will be greatly missed by all. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred. Service will be held Saturday, January 11, at 11:00 AM, at Peace Lutheran Church, 20 Northdale Blvd., Coon Rapids, MN 55448. Luncheon at 1:30 at Sgt. John Rice VFW, 1374 109th Ave. NE, Blaine, MN 55434.

Eloise Morgan

Morgan, Eloise Age 86, died Jan. 4, 2014. Graveside Service 12:00 noon Friday, Jan. 10th at Morningside Memorial Gardens, 11800 University Ave. NE, Coon Rapids. GEARHART 763-755-6300

Virginia Lee Stealey

Stealey, Virginia Lee (nee Hansen) Ginie was born on September 10, 1918 in Winnipeg, Canada "in order to be near her parents" (her words), Andrew and Alice Hansen; she was preceded in death by them and her husband of 58 years, Roy Stealey. Her tired body released her spirit on December 21, 2013, having completed 95 years of truly living life in her own inimitable way. Ginie was a long-time resident of Chicago Heights and Glen Ellen, IL; Largo, FL; Blaine, MN; and finally, Hammond, Wl. Survived by her sister, Lois Lawless of Hemet, CA; son, Michael Stealey (Madeline) of Libertyville, IL; daughter, Marna McComb of Blaine, MN; grandchildren, Kim Hendrick (Chris), Erin McComb (Josh Bohmbach), Kayla McComb Snyder, Scott Stealey (Rebecca), and Mike Stealey, plus five great-grandchildren, Brody, 18, McKenna, 17, and Griffin Jensen, 15, and Ivy 18, and Rhiley Snyder, 16. Ginie's cremains will join her husband's in the Gulf of Mexico; a laughter-filled family celebration will be held at a warmer time and place.

Joseph Quinn

Quinn, Joseph age 63. Passed away peacefully with family present December 28, 2013. Survived by mother Florence; soulmate Gloria; 2 siblings and a host of family and friends. Memorial service Tuesday, January 7 at 2:00 pm, with visitation at 1 pm, at Cremation Society of MN, 4343 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN, 612-825-2435.

John T. Stepkala

Stepkala, John T. Born September 29,1943. Died December 23, 2013. Preceded in death by parents, Joseph J. Stepkala and Mary (Bacha) Stepkala and brother-in-law, Ken Johnson. Survived by sister, Joanne, nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and one great-great nephew. Private family burial at Gethsemane Cemetery. Arrangements Roseville Memorial Chapel, 651-631-2727.

David C. Jarvi

Jarvi, David C. age 58, of Blaine. Preceded in death by father, Carl. Survived by loving wife, Cindy; daughter, Michelle (Trevor) Landkamer; son, Mike; mother, Betty; brother, Bill (Sharmon); many family & friends. Memorial service Monday, 11:00 AM, with visitation one hour prior at the First Lutheran Church, 1555 40th Ave NE, Columbia Heights. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred. Miller Funeral Home Fridley Chapel 763-571-1300

Kent Phillip Molnau

Molnau, Kent Phillip age 53, died at Mercy Hospital Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 from heart complications. Born Nov. 27, 1960, lived in Blaine, MN, but regarded Medicine Lake community as his home and favorite place to spend time. Preceded in death by mother, Phyllis Molnau. Survived by father, Paul Molnau and brothers, Ron Molnau, Keith (Paula) Molnau and Wayne Molnau. Also survived by 8 nieces & nephews. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 PM Sunday, Dec. 29 at Cremation Society of MN, 7835 Brooklyn Blvd., Brooklyn Park (763-560-3100). Visitation one hour before. Memorials preferred, sent to or

Linda Ann Nistler

Nistler, Linda Ann "Annie" Died at age 64 in Blaine, MN on Tuesday, December 24, 2013. Her death followed a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Annie was born on July 13, 1949 in St. Paul, MN to Thomas and Therese Harristhal. Her siblings include Timothy, Michael, Patrick, and Christopher Harristhal. She attended Holy Angels High School in Richfield, MN. Her life was shaped by her passions for family, friends, and the church. She was raised in Bloomington, raised her kids in Ely and Coon Rapids, and spent her final years in Blaine, MN. She worked in banks, had her own business, managed a retail store, sold real estate, and spent her final years working at St. Gerard's parish in Brooklyn Park. Her hobbies were meeting with her girlfriends for coffee, making gifts for others, and spoiling her grandchildren. She was a devout Catholic. She is survived by her children Dan, Debbie, and David, her grandchildren, Natalie, Noah, Jonah, and Emma, as well as her siblings, Mike, Pat, and Chris. Those preceding her in death are her parents, Tom and Therese, and brother, Tim. A Mass of a Christian Burial will take place at the Church of the Epiphany in Coon Rapids, MN on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 10:30 am. There will be no visitation, but the family invites guests for beverages and snacks following the service. The burial will be in the Ely cemetery on December 29, 2013 at noon. Annie has requested that no flowers or gifts be sent, rather anyone wishing to make a gesture send monetary donations to the Church of the Epiphany in Coon Rapids. Please, contact Gill Brothers Funeral Home with additional questions. New Hope 763-531-1777

Kathy R. Coldren

Coldren, Kathy R. age 64, of Blaine. Preceded in death by father, Ray Baker and sister, Bonnie Swanson. Survived by loving husband, John; children, Todd (Kristi) Olson, Tiffany (Jason) Flak and Ben (Angie) Coldren; grandchildren, Lyndsey, Madelyn, Erica, Randy, Danielle, Bryce and Millie Joyce; great-granddaughter, McKenna; mother, Lois Baker; nephew, Aaron Swanson; and many friends. Funeral service Friday, 11 AM at Thurston-DeShaw Funeral Home, 13817 Jay St. NW, Andover. Visitation Thursday, 5-8 PM and 1 hour prior to service. Interment Sunset Memorial Park. Thurston-DeShaw Funeral Home Andover 763-767-7373

Norman A. Halvorson

Halvorson, Norman A. age 69, of Blaine, MN, passed away on 12/21/13. Norm was a letter carrier for 40+ years with the USPS. Preceded in death by parents, Ruth and Carl; stepmother, Ivonna; grandparents, Albin and Ida Halvorson and Norman and Ida Nelson. Survived by children, Tina Hirdler, Theresa and Charles (Tara) Halvorson; grandchildren, Mathias, Brandon and Spencer Halvorson, and Destiny and Brianna Cummings; great-granddaughter, Emma; siblings, Elaine Stemm, David (Linda), Lynn (Darryl), and Pam (Mike) Halvorson; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins; and longtime friends, Wes Rasmussen and Arlo Lange. Thanks to Regions Hospital ICU personnel. Funeral service Thursday, 12/26 at 2 PM at Columbia Heights Chapel with visitation 1 hour prior to the service. Funeral services Friday, 12/27 at 1 PM at Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Chapel, 122 1st Ave. NW, Glenwood, MN with visitation 1/2 hour prior to service and interment at Glenwood Lutheran Cemetery. Casual dress preferred. Columbia Heights Chapel 763-789-4436 4101 Central Ave. N.E.

Richard J. Morgan

Morgan, Richard J. Age 65 of Blaine passed away 12/17/2013 peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones. He was a devoted husband, caring father, loving grandpa and avid outdoorsman. Preceded in death by grandmother, Alice Morgan; parents, Robert R Morgan & Norma E Rufener; siblings, Teri Durant, Mary Rogers & Charles Morgan. Survived by beloved wife of 35 yrs, Pamela; children, Robert, Megan (Scott) Spindler, Will, Julia & Ethan; grandchildren, Haile Sheridan, Landon & Callaway Spindler; siblings, Carrol (Vern) Edmonds & James (Angie) Morgan; and many other relatives & friends. He was a graduate of Robbinsdale HS & Sacred Heart School and a proud Vietnam Veteran. Visitation Saturday, 12/28, 12:30 pm, Service 2 pm with luncheon to follow, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- day Saints, 100 Silver Lake Rd NW, New Brighton. Memorials preferred.

Frank J. Derksen

Derksen, Frank J. Went to be with the Lord December 18, 2013 at the age of 89. Preceded in death by parents; 2 brothers; 2 sisters; granddaughter, Jaclyn Norman. Survived by children, Debra Mauch, Gerald(Darlene), Kathryn(Russell Finch) Oquendo, Bernard(Cyndi); 6 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; brothers, Dave and Pete; many nieces and nephews. Visitation Saturday, 5-8 pm at Gearhart Funeral Home, 11275 Foley Blvd. NW, Coon Rapids. Funeral Service Sunday, 2 pm at Grace Evangelical Free Church, 755 73rd. Ave. NE, Minneapolis, with visitation one hour prior. Interment Morningside Memorial Gardens. Memorials preferred to the church. GEARHART 763-755-6300

Terry C. Leslie

Leslie, Terry C. "Pops" age 63, passed away peacefully on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. He will be deeply missed by the love of his life for 42 years. Preceded by parents, Walt and Irene; brothers, Dale and Wally. Survived by loving wife, Charlene; sons, Christopher (Ranae) and Benjamin (Natalie); daughter, Amy (Nick) Bacon; grandchildren, Ashley, Terry, Ozzy, Madi, Belle, Sydney, Lizzie and Alayna; brothers, Bob (Mona Marie), Myron and Rick; sister, Jayne (Ron); and a host of other relatives and friends.Terry was well known for his kindness, warm heart and was always willing to be helpful. He had a great sense of humor and a great love for the Vikings.Time of Sharing at KOZLAK-RADULOVICH BLAINE CHAPEL 107th Ave. NE & Hwy #65 Wednesday at 10:30 AM with visitation from 9 AM. Interment Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. Family prefers memorials. "A Celebration of Life" 763-783-1100

Donald Kieser

Kieser, Donald (Zeke) Was called home peacefully on December 12, 2013 at age 78. He is survived by his wife and best friend, Shirley; 3 children, Kim Foley (Scott), Larry Kieser and Linda Schnabl (Troy); 3 step-children, Bonnie Polk (Mark), Aubrey Polk (Jody), Mark Polk; 10 grandchildren, Cory Foley (Megan), Kacie Foley, Jesse Kieser, Lacey Kieser, Taylor Schnabl Salvia (Tommy), Jackson Schnabl, Gabe Monson, Kate Monson, Luke Polk and Megan Polk; 3 great-grandchildren, Jaiden, Cailee and Gabriella Foley. Dad was loved by so many and anyone who knew him would know his passion for hunting and his beloved horses and dogs. Even though his emotions were not spoken with words, his love for us all was never questioned. He is and always will be the strongest man we will ever know. We love you and will miss you every day until we meet again. Family will receive friends at the KOZLAK-RADULOVICH BLAINE CHAPEL, 107th Ave NE & Hwy 65, Sunday (TODAY) 3-6 PM. Family prefers memorials. 763-783-1100

Dianne C. Nadeau

Nadeau, Dianne C. (nee Schlueter) age 62, of Blaine. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend! Funeral service Monday 11:00 AM, Family of Christ Lutheran Church, 16345 Polk Street N.E., in Ham Lake. Visitation Monday beginning at 9:00 AM AT THE CHURCH. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested for The Mercy Hospital Foundation. Serving the family... The Peterson Chapel Buffalo 763-682-1363

Janice M. Coon

Coon, Janice M. Age 66, of Blaine, passed away on December 10, 2013. Preceded in death by parents, Lee & Inez Smith. Survived by daughters, Angela, Renee (Craig), & Darla; grandchildren, Adreena, Cassandra, Melissa, Ashley, Cole, & Britta; brothers, Steve & Doug; many other family & friends. Memorial service 11 AM Friday, Dec. 13 at LIVING WATERS LUTHERAN CHURCH, 865 Birch St., Lino Lakes. Visitation at the church from 6:30-8:30 PM Thursday and from 10-11 AM Friday.

Richard M. Stellenberg

Stellenberg, Richard M. "Rock" age 59, of Blaine. Preceded by wife, Judy; parents, Gerald and June; brother, Gerald Jr. "Jerry"; and granddaughter, Morgan Lueck. Survived by daughters, Jillene (Mike) Lueck, Jenny (Jerame) Pierce, Pamela Stellenberg, Darcy (Todd) Winsor and Tricia (Brian) Zenner; son, Christopher (Seran) Otterson; grandchildren, Wyatt Hill, Nicholas and Ella Lueck, Samantha Winsor, Brandon and Brooke Zenner; sisters, Sandra (James) Winther and MaryAnn (Timothy) Mulvihill; brother, Mike (Cheryl) Stellenberg; loving companion, Pamela Beucler. Memorial services at KOZLAK-RADULOVICH BLAINE CHAPEL, 107th Ave. NE & Hwy #65 Tuesday at 11 AM with visitation one hour prior. Family prefers memorials. "A Celebration of Life" 763-783-1100

Jerome A. Felegy

Felegy, Jerome A. age 85 of Blaine, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Friday, November 29, 2013. Preceded in death by sister, Joann. Survived by wife, June; son, Rich (friend Denise); daughter, Gail; grandsons, Shane (Cindy) and Matthew (friend Leanna); sisters, Jane and Delores; brother, Paul. Also survived by nieces, nephews, other family and friends. Special thanks to Allina Hospice for the care received. Graveside service Wednesday, December 4 at 2:30 PM, Hillside Cemetery. Memorial visitation Wednesday 12:30-2:30 PM at: Hillside Chapel 612-781-1999 2610 19th Ave. N.E., Mpls

Jerry T. Seeman

Seeman, Jerry T. age 77, of Blaine. Survived by loving wife, Marilyn; sons, Mike (Jan), Jon (Cathy) and Jeff (Colleen), grandchildren, Chris (Amy), Jayme (Jason), Tony (Megan), Tami and Kyle; three great-grandchildren twins, Everly and Brittyn and Deklan; and brother, Bob (Ardith). Jerry was a sixteen year official for the National Football League and also served as Director of Officials for the NFL for ten years. He was a retired School Teacher and Administrator for the Fridley School District from 1965 to 1991. Special thanks are extended to Allina Hospice and the doctors at MAYO Clinic and Unity Hospital for their kind and compassionate care. Visitation at ST. PHILIP'S LUTHERAN CHURCH 6180 Highway #65 Tuesday from 5 to 8 PM. Memorial services at the CHURCH Wednesday at 11 AM with visitation one hour prior. Memorials preferred to St. Philip's Church, Winona State University, Allina Hospice or donor's choice, "A Celebration of Life" 763-783-1100

Brook A. Kidder

Kidder, Brook A. (Higgins) Age 13, of Blaine. Passed away on November 21, 2013. Memorial service 11 AM Monday, December 2 at CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH, 641 89th Ave NE, Blaine. Visitation at church 10-11 AM Monday, 12/2. Memorials preferred. MUELLER-BIES 651-784-3390

Alan A. Olson

Olson, Alan A. age 62, of Blaine, passed away 11/22/13. Preceded in death by father, Carl; brother, Dennis; sister, Sandy Hollom. Survived by mother, Helen; sisters, Carol Newman, Becky Welborn and Tracy Miller; brother, Tom; and many nieces and nephews. Per Alan's wishes private services being held by the family. Interment Morningside Cemetery.

Mary S. Allard

Allard, Mary S. age 70, of Blaine, passed away 11/21/13. Preceded in death by husband, John. Survived by sons & daughter, John (Kim), Lisa (Bob) and Jeff (Amy); 10 grandchildren; mother, Mary Holmberg; sisters, Sharon (Al) Westberg and Rose (Jay) Vanderbeek; sister and brothers-in-law, Mary (Charles) Alexander, William (LuAnne) and Jim; other relatives and friends. Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday 11/26/13 at 10 AM at St. Timothy's Catholic Church, 707 89th Ave NE, Blaine. Interment Morningside Cemetery. Visitation one hour prior to service at church and Monday 11/25/13 from 4-7 PM at: Coon Rapids Chapel 763-767-1000 1827 Coon Rapids Blvd.

Leah Ethel Thomas

Thomas, Leah Ethel 79, of Blaine. Passed away peacefully Nov. 20, 2013. Survived by 8 children, 12 grand & 13 great-grandchildren. Forever Loved, Forever Missed. Service Mon., Nov. 25, 2 PM, visitation 1 PM at Mueller-Bies Funeral Home, 7050 Lake Dr., Lino Lakes 651-784-3390

Dallas Charles Anderson

Anderson, Dallas Charles age 73, of Blaine, MN, passed away Monday, November 18, 2013 at his home. Dallas Charles Anderson was born June 13, 1940 at his family farm near Fertile, MN to Jasper and Grace (Oswald) Anderson. He was baptized and confirmed at Union Lake Lutheran Free Church. He graduated from Fertile High School in 1958. Dallas worked on the family farm as a pre-teen, but his first paying job was sharing the work and wages of one man with a neighbor boy running a bundle team during threshing the summer after eighth grade. He always had some kind of a job after that, including farm work, building grain silos, pumping gas, construction work, landscaping, and factory work. In 1960 he took a job with Trico Manufacturing as a press operator and soon moved up to being a tool maker. In 1963 he was drafted, and he served in the US Army until 1965. After his discharge, he took a job with Assurance Manufacturing, a fledging tool and die company. In 1966 he and his friend Gene bought Assurance, and together they built it into a successful company. Dallas retired from Assurance in 2006. Dallas met Louise Schnur in 1969, and they were united in marriage fifteen months later in June of 1970. They made their home in New Brighton for over thirty years where they raised their three sons, Matthew, Craig, and Kyle. Dallas was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed deer hunting, bird hunting, and fishing. He also enjoyed golf and traveling. He was sentimental about the family farm and left it pristine, with a fresh coat of paint on all of the buildings this summer. Dallas will be remembered as a man of integrity. He was a man of quiet conviction and faith. He was fun-loving, kind, honest, fair, and generous. He was loved. Dallas is survived by his wife Louise, sons Matthew, Craig and his wife France Pascale, and Kyle and his wife Erika, grandchildren Louisa and Cedric, sister Valorie Bennes, sister- in-law Gladys (Bill) Boril, sister-in-law Bonnie (Vaemond) Crane, brother-in- law Bill (Judy) Schnur, twenty-three nieces and nephews, and many cousins and friends. Dallas was preceded in death by his parents Jasper and Grace, brother Donavin, brother Lynn, sister LaZona Ellegard, brother-in-law Donnie Ellegard, brother-in-law Milton Bennes, brother-in-law Harvey Holmvik, and nephew David Schnur. Visitation at KOZLAK-RADULOVICH BLAINE CHAPEL (107th Ave. NE & Hwy. 65) Friday, November 22 from 5-8 PM. Memorial Service at CHRIST THE KING LUTHERAN CHURCH (1900 - 7th St. NW, New Brighton) Saturday, November 23 at 11 AM with visitation one hour prior and lunch to follow. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. "A Celebration of Life" 763-783-1100