Star Tribune obituaries for Burnsville

Lauren Li

Li, Lauren age 21 of Burnsville, passed away January 13th, 2014. Preceded in death by maternal grandmother and survived by loving parents, Benjamin and Louisa; brother, Franklin; grandparents, Henry and Xiongguang Li, and Suilin Lau; aunts, uncles, and cousins who loved her dearly. Lauren was a third-year honor student at the U of MN who loved dancing, music, running, and traveling. She devoted much of her time in teaching dance and serving others in need. She will be deeply missed by her family as well as numerous close friends who enjoyed their time with her during various stages of her exuberant life. Her spirit lives on in the hearts of those who knew her. Lauren's family would like to thank the rescue team and widespread support from everyone. A visitation and memorial service will be held at the Washburn- McReavy Edina Chapel, 5000 W 50th St. at Hwy 100, 952-920-3996. Visitation Saturday, January 25th from 10-1 PM, and Memorial Service Sunday, January 26th at 9 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Lauren Li Foundation. www.Washburn-McReavy.com Edina Chapel 952-920-3996

Bettie J. Von Stocken

Von Stocken, Bettie J. Age 86. of Burnsville, passed away on Jan. 19, 2014. Survived by husband, William F. Von Stocken; daughter, Darla Lievense and husband, Ron; son, Bill Von Stocken and wife, Noel; grandchildren, Tiffany (Phillip) Johnson, Kristy and Angela Lievense, and Noelani Von Stocken. Funeral service Friday (Jan. 24) at 11:00 AM at Wooddale Church, 6630 Shady Oak Road, Eden Prairie. Visitation is one hour prior to service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to M.O.M.S. Program at Faith Covenant Church, Burnsville or Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Morris Nilsen Chapel 612-869-3226 www.morrisnilsen.com

Lois D. Guernsey

Guernsey, Lois D. of Burnsville, passed away on December 24, 2013 at the age of 89. She was preceded in death by her parents, Albin and Ruth Dahlgren; all three of her siblings; her son, Kenneth; and beloved husband, Clifford. She is survived by 2 daughters, Joanne and Marsha; son, Ronald; 6 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Her humor never left. It gave us comfort and a laugh. We are sure she has the Heavenly Hosts in stitches.

Bruce Alan Monson

Monson, Bruce Alan Age 59 from Burnsville, passed away 1/6. Survived by mother, Alice; sister, Jan; brother, Tom; and many other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by his father, Leonard. Gathering of family and friends on Friday 1/17 from 6-9 PM at The Church of the Open Door, 9060 Zanzibar Ln N, Maple Grove.

Gayle Marcia Stuber

Stuber, Gayle Marcia age 92, of Burnsville, died peacefully Jan. 3, 2014. Memorial service to be held early summer. Full notice later. www.Washburn-McReavy.com Werness Brothers Chapel 952.884.8145

Sarah M. Menze

Menze, Sarah M. age 23, of Burnsville, passed away 1/ 6/14. Funeral Mass 11 AM Sat., 1/11/ 14, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 4625 W. 125th St., Savage, MN. Visitation 2 hours prior to Mass at church. White Funeral Home Burnsville 952-894-5080 www.whitefuneralhomes.com

Audrey G. Macht

Macht, Audrey G. Age 60, of Burnsville, Minnesota, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family and friends on January 5, 2014 in Edina Minnesota. Preceded in death by her husband Terry Macht, her parents, and brother Jim Lemcke. Survived by children, Jodi Bartleman (Jason), and Tammy Vierkant (Kyle); grandchildren, Lincoln Bartleman, Beckem Bartleman and expected granddaughter, Baby Vierkant; siblings, Faye (Elvin) Benson, Dale (Murry), Russ (Shirley), Rich (Cookie), Fred (Betty), Sid (Linda), Harlan (Karen), and Glenn (Char) Lemcke; and also by other loving relatives and friends. Funeral Service 11 am Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Vesta, MN. Visitation from 4-7 pm Thursday at White Funeral Home (12804 Nicollet Ave) Burnsville and one hour prior to the service on Friday in Vesta, MN. Interment Our Lady of Victory Catholic Cemetery, Lucan, MN. White Funeral Home Burnsville 952-894-5080 www.whitefuneralhomes.com

Pearl D. Buck

Buck, Pearl D. age 88, of Burnsville, formerly of South St. Paul, died peacefully on January 5, 2014. Preceded in death by husband, John H. Survived by son, John Dean (Kristy); daughters, Lori McKenny, Barbara Jo Brage; 7 grandchildren, Melissa, Kimberly, Julie, Matthew, J.C., Michelle, and Kyle; 8 great- grandchildren, Emily, Jessica, Jack, Brody, Reece, Giuliana, Adalyn, and Paisley. Her life's passion focused on her work at Parkway Manor and her grandkids. Her other interests were reading, watching sports, and being with her Red Hat girlfriends. She had a very strong faith that included reading daily devotionals including her favorite Psalm 23. Memorials preferred to the Pediatric Dept. at Fairview Ridges in Burnsville or donor's choice. A private service will be held. www.Washburn-McReavy.com Edina Chapel 952-920-3996

Raymond W. Haugland

Haugland, Raymond W. age 67, of Burnsville, passed away January 6, 2014. Funeral Service Saturday, January 11th, at 11:00 a.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 13901 Fairview Dr., Burnsville. Visitation 5-8 pm Friday, January 10, 2014 at White Funeral Home, 12804 Nicollet Ave. Condolences at: www.whitefuneralhomes.com 952-894-5080

Brooke W. Hall

Hall, Brooke W. Age 73, of Burnsville. Passed away Jan. 3, 2014. Preceded in death by husband, Bob Pratt. Survived by children, Todd (Mary) Quanrud, Peder Quanrud, Casey Quanrud; 7 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; brother, Bard Baukol; many other family and friends. Celebration of life Sun., Jan. 12, 11 AM-4 PM at the Elk River American Legion, 525 Railroad Dr., Elk River. Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in the Spring. Twin Cities Cremation 612-866-6711

Roger M. Grommesch

Grommesch, Roger M. age 85 a long time resident of Burnsville, MN passed away December 29, 2013. Roger is preceded in death by his parents, and 8 siblings. He survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Josephine; children, David (Sandy), Pam (Allan) Factor, Al (Jackie), Marc, and Marcia (Marty) Rhein; 10 grandchildren and 8 great- grandchildren; sister, Marie Daigle; step-sister, Agnes Swiger; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Mass of Christian Burial will take place 10:30 AM Monday, January 6, 2014 at the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 4625 W 125th St., Savage, MN with visitation from 3-7 PM Sunday (1/5) at the White Funeral Home, 12804 Nicollet Ave S, Burnsville (952-894-5080) and 1 hr. prior to Mass at church. Interment, Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Condolences: www.whitefuneralhomes.com
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Gary L. Svendahl

Svendahl, Gary L. age 73, of Burnsville, MN, passed away December 24, 2013. Preceded in death by his parents, Sigurd and Eleanor, and brother, Mark Svendahl. Gary is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Rosann; children, Eleanor (Robert) Martin, Kimberly (Gregory) Smith and Gary Svendahl II; 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; brother, David (Paula) Svendahl and sister-in-law, Barb Svendahl; also by other relatives and friends. Funeral service will be 10:30 AM Thursday, January 2, 2014 at Hosanna! Church, 9600 163rd St. W Lakeville, with visitation 1 hr. prior to service at church. Interment, Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Condolences at: www.whitefuneralhomes.com
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David Roger Kumlin

Kumlin, David Roger age 71, of Burnsville, passed away peacefully in his daughter's home on Dec. 21st, 2013. Preceded in death by his parents Gust and Bea, brother Dick, and granddaughter Serenity. Retired from Honeywell/Alliant Tech and the MN Dept. of Revenue. Loved gardening, duck hunting, being a handyman, tennis, camping, bicycling, but most of all the children and grandchildren who knew him as Grandpa Dave or Pa. Survived by daughters Karma Kumlin-Diers (Brad) and Jennifer Kumlin, grandchildren Kyle and Samantha Ripley, Brooklynn Kumlin, Amali and Aurora Diers, brother Denny, and many relatives and friends. Memorial service Friday, Dec 27th, 10:30 AM at Judson Memorial Baptist Church, 4101 Harriet Ave., Minneapolis. Memorials preferred to MN Ducks Unlimited or St. Jude Children's Hospitals.

Shari Lyn Monson

Monson, Shari Lyn age 45, of Burnsville, passed away on Dec. 23, 2013. Funeral service 11 AM Sat., Dec. 28, White Funeral Home, 12804 Nicollet Ave. S., Burnsville with visitation starting at 9:30 AM. White Funeral & Cremation Services Burnsville 952-894-5080 www.whitefuneralhomes.com

Janice Challman

Challman, Janice "Jan" (Helseth) age 80, of Burnsville, MN, died peacefully Nov. 23, 2013. A visitation/ memorial service will be held Saturday, Dec. 21st, at 10:00 AM, at Faith Covenant Church, 12921 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville, MN.

Leonard F. Magnus

Magnus, Leonard F. Passed away Dec. 8, 2013. Survived by wife of 64 years, Rosemary; sons, Jeff (Patti) & Greg; grandchildren, Louis, Jack, Mike, Kelly & Casey. Gathering of Family & Friends from 3-5 PM Sunday, Dec. 22 at KLECATSKY & SONS FUNERAL HOME (1580 Century Pt., Eagan). Interment at Ft. Snelling Nat'l Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Disabled Veterans of America or Pheasants Forever. J.S. Klecatsky & Sons Funeral Home www.klecatskys.com 651-454-9488
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Marjorie Delores Waldoch

Waldoch, Marjorie Delores Age 85 of Burnsville. Loving Wife, Mom, Grandma & Sister. Died peacefully on December 12, 2013. Preceded in death by brothers, Harry, Delmar, Alphonse, Maurice, Norbert and Lorenzo Janski: sisters, Evelyn Pelarski, Irene Kroll, Effie Zabinski and Sr. Jeanice Janski O.S.B. She is survived by her beloved husband of 54 years, Carl; daughters, Sharon (Greg) Jeans, Norma (Kevin) Leonard, and Renee (Mark) Cooper; grandchildren, Mathew, Lindsey, Carley, Madeline, Eric, Luke and Abby; sisters, Edna Ebnet and Ethel Feia. Special thanks to Fairview Hospice and The Lodge of Burnsville for their loving care and support. Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, Dec. 17th 12:00 PM (visitation 11 AM ) at MARY, MOTHER OF THE CHURCH - lower level, 3333 Cliff Road, Burnsville. Visitation Monday, Dec. 16th from 4-7 PM at the church. Private interment Camp Ripley, Little Falls. www.holcombhenryboom.com 651-646-2844

Terrance A. Ahlquist

Ahlquist, Terrance A. Age 66, of Burnsville, passed away suddenly Dec. 9, 2013. Preceded in death by parents, Ruth and Arnold; brother, Larry. Terry will be deeply missed by loving wife, Cheryl and his many friends. Memorial service 11 AM Sat., Dec. 14 at Cremation Society of MN, 7110 France Ave. S., Edina (952-924-4100). Visitation 10 AM.

Darrell A. McDougall

McDougall, Darrell A. age 91 of Burnsville, passed away December 9, 2013. Preceded in death by his brothers, Peter and Donald. Survived by his loving wife of 68 years Marian; children, Diane Cowdry, Fredrick (Terry) McDougall, Colleen (Dennis) Huber and Kevin (Jane) McDougall; 6 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren, also by other loving relatives and friends. Special thank you to the staff at Fairview Southdale ER and the 8th floor. Funeral service will be held 1 PM Monday, December 16, 2013 at Bloomington Lutheran Church, 9350 Portland Ave S, Bloomington, MN with visitation 1 hr. prior to service at church. Interment Pleasant View Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Burnsville, MN. White Funeral Home Burnsville 952-894-5080 www.whitefuneralhomes.com
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Donna Bresnahan

Bresnahan, Donna age 78, of Burnsville, passed away peacefully at her home on December 8, 2013. White Funeral Home Burnsville 952-894-5080

Shirley E. Flaten

Flaten, Shirley E. Age 84 of Burnsville, passed away December 7, 2013. Funeral Service 11 AM Saturday, December 14, 2013 at White Funeral Home, 12804 Nicollet Ave. S., Burnsville, MN 952-894-5080 with a gathering of family and friends one hour prior to service. Condolences: www.whitefuneralhomes.com

Robert O. Rousseau

Rousseau, Robert O. age 87, of Burnsville passed away on December 7, 2013. Preceded in death by brother Jack Rousseau. Survived by wife Mary; children Robert (Kristi) and Beth (Duane) Ross; grandchildren Rob, Laura, Tanya, Tyler, Trever and Trent; great- grandchildren David, Johnny, Evan and Trevonn. Funeral Service 11 AM Thursday, December 12, 2013 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 13901 Fairview Dr., Burnsville, MN. Visitation one hour prior to service at church. Interment, Fort Snelling National Cemetery. White Funeral Home Burnsville 952-894-5080 www.whitefuneralhomes.com
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John David Brackney

Brackney, John David Age 63, of Burnsville, MN (formerly of West Palm Beach, FL) passed away far too soon, at home, on December 3, 2013, after a hard fought battle with lung cancer. Survived by his wife, Sally; daughter, Nicole, both of Burnsville; son, Adam (Sarah Jones) of West St. Paul; brother-in-law, Jerry Ranta (Renee), Edina, MN; brothers, Don (Joanne) Brackney, Stuart, FL, Brad (Lisa) Brackney, Lake Worth, FL and many more loving relatives and friends from Florida to Minnesota. To honor David's life there will be a visitation on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 from 6:30 -8:00 pm, followed by a memorial service at 8:00 p.m., at White Funeral Home, 12804 Nicollet Ave. S., Burnsville, MN 55337. 952- 894-5080. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to International Rett Syndrome Foundation - www.rettsyndrome.org or American Lung Association-www.lung.org www.whitefuneralhomes.com

Roy Edgar Cogswell

Cogswell, Roy Edgar was born June 15th, 1929 in Kansas City, Kansas. He attended school in Piper, Kansas. He married LoWanna Peters on June 12th, 1949 in Kansas City. They had three children, Royceann, Kathleen and Lance. He worked in management for Armour and Co. Meat Packers for 20 years. Roy's transfer with Armour and Co. led them to Minnesota where they made their home in Bloomington. In 1971, Roy decided to go into business for himself and acquired a Standard Oil Co. (Amoco) Service Station Dealership in Burnsville. It quickly grew into the first million gallon dealership in Minnesota. After 20 years, he sold the dealership which he successfully managed. Roy was active in the Burnsville Rotary Club for approximately 35 years. Preceded in death by wife, LoWanna; parents, Wayne and Ruth; siblings, David and Carol Faye. Survived by his children, Royceann of Minneapolis, Kathleen (John) Vig of Shakopee, and Lance of Minneapolis; daughter-in-law, Nancy of Minneapolis; grandchildren, Amy, Amber, Keeli, Mallori, Brian, Kevin, Amy, Jennifer; great grandchildren, Elaina and Jack. Also survived by his wife, Judy and her children, Kathy (Matt) of Robbinsdale, John (Kim) of Lakeland; grandchildren, Marty and Jack; his siblings, Harold, Barbara and Susie (Bill); sister-in-law, Reva, and many special friends and family. Roy died on December 2, 2013 at the age of 84 from complications of prostate, bladder, kidney and lung cancer. For the past 18 years he always fought a courageous battle with his cancer. He did so with dignity, grace and a sense of humor and always continued to embrace life with his new health challenges, with never a complaint. Roy will always be remembered for his love of music and playing his player piano and singing his famous rendition of "Peg of My Heart" to the ladies. He was a skilled carpenter and built two houses in his lifetime. He loved feeding and enjoying birds, gardening, flowers, and any wood working project, which he always perfected. One of his greatest joys in life was helping others. Roy was always a kind, patient, caring, loving, and gentle man, and a true gentleman at all times. We were both forever grateful and felt very blessed to have found love a second time. He was a blessing to anyone who was fortunate to have known him. All memorials preferred to the Burnsville Noon Rotary Club for charitable causes. Funeral service will be held 11 AM Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at Prince of Peace Church, 13901 Fairview Dr., Burnsville, MN. Visitation 3-8 PM Monday (12/9) at White Funeral Home (952-894-5080), 12804 Nicollet Ave., So., Burnsville and 1 hr. prior to service at church. Private interment, Pleasant View Cemetery, Burnsville at a later date. Condolences: www.whitefuneralhomes.com

Sue V. Hanson

Hanson, Sue V. Age 97, of Burnsville, formerly of St. Anthony. Sue passed away on December 4, 2013. She was born in Palmer, Nebraska and was raised in Minnesota by her parents John and Agnes Bosak along with 10 siblings, Mike, Joe, Leo, Adolph, Ben, Vic, Johnnie, Eddie, Cliff and Clara. In 1941, she married Don Hanson, her husband of 67 years. They travelled and moved throughout their marriage to California, Minnesota, and Washington D.C., raising their children Dennis, Donna, and Cindy. She was very active in her community and her church. She was a devoted Catholic whose faith was her guiding light in life. Her enthusiasm, joy of life, and adventurous spirit will be missed by all who knew her and she inspires those she leaves behind. Survived by children, Dennis (Marilyn) Hanson, Donna (Allen) Scheel, Cindy (Randy) Marko; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brothers, Vic, Eddie and Cliff. Mass of Christian Burial 11 AM Monday at The Church of the Holy Name of Jesus, 155 Cty. Rd. 24, Medina, 55391 with visitation one hour before Mass. Interment Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. Gearty-Delmore 763-553-1411

Janet Byrum Hubel

Hubel, Janet Byrum Age 67, of Burnsville, MN, went Home to be with the Lord on November 29, 2013 due to complications of sporadic cerebellar ataxia. Memorial Service Sunday, December 8, 2013, 3 pm at Berean Baptist Church, 309 E. Co. Rd. 42, Burnsville, MN 55306. Andersonfuneralhome.com

Shirley J. Nelson

Nelson, Shirley J. age 89 of Burnsville passed away on December 5, 2013. Preceded in death by husband, Lavern; siblings, Sharon, Billy, Gerald and Corrine; daughter-in-law, Bea Nelson. Survived by children, Shirley (Jerry) Bryan, Steve (Jane) Nelson, Stewart Nelson, Sharene (Pat) Hicks; step son Jon (Essie) Erickson. 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, 7 great- great- grandchildren. Funeral Service 11 AM Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at White Funeral Home, 14560 Pennock Ave. visitation one hour prior to service. Interment, Fort Snelling National Cemetery. White Funeral Home Apple Valley 952-432-2001 www.whitefuneralhomes.com

Virginia L. Palmquist

Palmquist, Virginia L. age 86, of Burnsville, formerly of Robbinsdale passed away Dec. 4, 2013. Preceded in death by husband, Lloyd and son, Terry. Survived by children, Dennis (Kay), Karla (Doug) Volden, and Rod (Sue); daughter- in-law, Betty; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandson; sister, Vivian Mulligan; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation Wednesday (12/11), 10-11 am with service 11 am at Gearty-Delmore Robbinsdale Chapel, 39th and W. Broadway. Interment Glen Haven. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Mpls. Society for the Blind, 1936 Lyndale Ave. So., Mpls., MN 55403. Gearty-Delmore 763-537-4511

Randell Lee Struss

Struss, Randell Lee 'Randy' age 55, of Burnsville, MN passed away unexpectedly on December 5, 2013. He is survived by his life partner and his children's mother, Penny Forbrook; children, Jamie (Joe) Hovey, and Bobbie Struss (Danny); grandchildren, Paige, Patrick, Piper, and Kelli. Gathering of family and friends will take place Tuesday, December 10, 2013 from 3-5 PM at the White Funeral Home, 12804 Nicollet Ave S., Burnsville (952-894-5080). Condolences: www.whitefuneralhomes.com

Mary Margrette Berntson

Berntson, Mary Margrette (Weeklund) age 95, of Burnsville, passed away on December 4, 2013. Preceded in death by her husband, Robert Weeklund in 1975, and husband Howard Berntson in 2004. Survived by sons, Tom (Pat) Weeklund and Jim Weeklund; grandchildren, Kathy (Joe) Chase, Kris (Todd) Wishy, Corey (Erica) Weeklund, Jessi Weeklund; and 8 great-grandchildren, Elsa, Abigayle, Alice, Angela, Sylvia, Vivian, Luke and Elizabeth. Funeral service 11 AM Saturday, December 7, 2013 at Atonement Lutheran Church, 601 E. 98th St., Bloomington, MN. Visitation one hour prior to service at church. Interment Lakewood Cemetery, Mpls., MN. Memorial service Sunday 2 PM at The Rivers, 11151 River Hills Dr., Burnsville, MN. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Atonement Lutheran Church, March of Dimes, or charity of your choice. White Funeral Home Burnsville 952-894-5080 www.whitefuneralhomes.com
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