Today’s Obituaries Sunday, September 24, 2023

Page 1 of 16

Results per page:

Mildred 'Marie' (Ehr) Aaker

Aaker, Mildred "Marie" (Ehr) 88, of Edgewater FL, formerly of Crystal MN, passed away on September 11, 2023. She grew up in Montevideo MN, where she met her husband Tom. He preceded her in death, as did her son Bill (Kris). She is survived by her children Steve (Becky), Ann Marie (Brian) McCann, Karen (Craig), Tom (Fe); grandchildren Zachary, Cadence, Tom, Matt, Kirstin, and Camille; and great-grandchild Sophia. She loved them all and all will miss her. A Memorial Service will take place on Saturday, September 30 at 1pm at Gearty-Delmore Funeral Home, 3888 West Broadway, Robbinsdale MN, with visitation one hour prior to the service.

Karen Anderson

Anderson, Karen 73, of Mpls, beloved and adored mother and friend passed away on September 16, 2023. A graduate of UMN and formerly worked for Mpls Public Schools. A kinder, more thoughtful person you'd be hard-pressed to find. Preceded in death by parents, Edward and Mary Jane; and husband, Richard; survived by daughter, Amelia and other relatives and friends. Interment Lakewood Cemetery. Edina Chapel 952-920-3996

Lars 'Gus' Anderson

Anderson, Lars "Gus" Lars Gosta Anderson, age 93 of Fridley, passed away August 22, 2023. Preceded in death by wife Anna Anderson; parents Karl and Hulda Andersson; brother Folke. Survived by daughter Sheryl Andersson; son Erik Anderson; grandsons David Paulson, Daniel Paulson and Noah Anderson. Funeral Service Friday, September 29th at 11am. Redeemer Lutheran Church, 61 Mississippi St NE, Fridley, 763-574-7445. Visitation one hour prior. Celebration of Life Luncheon to follow 12:30-4:30 at Banquets of Minnesota in Fridley.

Lawrence J. 'Larry' Anderson

Anderson, Lawrence "Larry" J. 94, of Minneapolis, MN passed away peacefully August 29, 2023. Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2023 from 12:00 - 2:00 PM at Erik's Retreat in Edina, 3420 Heritage Drive, Edina 55435. Sunset Kapala Glodek 612-789-3596

Kevin T. Angell

Angell, Kevin T. age 66, of Webster, passed away on Sunday, 9/17/23. To begin this tribute to Kevin with the words "In Loving Memory" do not do justice to our depth of love and our heartfelt loss. We, who had the privilege of being a part of Kevin's life, are most certainly the blessed ones. First and foremost in Kevin's heart and mind was the desire to do his Heavenly Fathers will. I cannot tell you how many times Kevin said, "I don't ever want to disappoint my Heavenly Father." This was the cornerstone of his life. He truly lived for Jesus. To share the hope of eternity with Jesus was something that he did at any opportunity that was given to him. Kevin was selfless. He always put the needs of others ahead of his own. He so wanted to make other people's dreams come true. He lived to be the best blessing to others that he could. He had his family's business on his mind all of the time and served Georges Cleaning with his whole heart. He loved his family and his heart and loyalty and trust worthiness were unmatched. He was a "Mighty Oak" for his family. We cannot fill the void that he left behind. We will cling to our memories. We know he is so very happy now and soaring. But, if we could choose, we would choose to have Kevin here with us. No one can ever be what Kevin was to all of us. We loved him so completely and we will love him always and long for the day to be reunited with him. He was loved and adored, and had a loving wife, Francee; children, Jeremy (Susan), Francine (Nathan) Clevenger, Bethany (Joe) Doepke, Ashley Angell, and Ethan (Kelsey); parents, George and Kia Angell; grandchildren, Bailey, Dylan, Ace and Charlie Angell, Jonathan, Justin, Francesca and Evangeline Clevenger, Bennett Doepke, Greyson and Adley Angell; siblings, Laurie (Mark) Manthey, Terri Anderson, Darin (Lori) Angell, Tad (Debbie) Angell, Pam (Tom) Thurnau, Desiree (Jeff) Anderson, Gregg (Lisa) Angell, Bernadette (Brad) Anderson; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. Preceded by his daughter, Bailey Ann; mother, Jane; grandparents, Russell and Faye Andrews, and Ethel Vought. Everyone will miss him always. Services at McNearney-Schmidt, 1220 3rd Ave. E., Shakopee, 952-445-2755: Visitation Tuesday, 9/26, from 3-7 PM; visitation also Wednesday, from 10-10:45 AM, followed by funeral service at 11 AM. Livestream available at McNearney-Schmidt Funeral and Cremation Facebook page. Interment Eden Prairie Cemetery.

Timothy Duke Armstrong

Armstrong, Timothy Duke Born Feb 24, 1956. Passed Sept 9, 2023. Survived By Children Tim, Monique, Katie, Josh, James, Lucas, Annie, Angelica, Hunter, Hailey & Aleah; Sister Rebecca; Brothers Tom, Andy & Dan; 9 Grandchildren; and many nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Preceded in Death by Parents Joan & Leslie Armstrong; Son Jacob F & Nephews Jeremy W. and Jake B. JOHN 3:16 II CHRONICLES 5:13-14 Service: October 21, 2023, 1:00 PM Visitation, 2:00 PM Service, Hillside Memorial Chapel. 2610 19th Ave NE, Mpls. MN 55418. Hillside Chapel 612-781-1999

Carolyn J. Bailey

Bailey, Carolyn J. Age 83. Passed peacefully September 15, 2023. Survived by husband Robert and his family; her children, Craig (Katie), Christy, Kevin (Elaine), Karla Woolery; 8 grandsons and 2 great-grandsons. Private Service, Fort Snelling Cemetery.

Jean Phillips Baker

Baker, Jean Phillips 97, died 9/20/23 surrounded by her children. Inspired by the beauty of nature, Jean found every excuse to be outdoors. Her special place was Madeline Island where she enjoyed walks in the woods and the shimmering waters of Lake Superior. An avid skier, skater, gardener, knitter of beautiful sweaters, and tennis player, Jean's notable outdoor feats include earning first female ascents while mountain climbing as a young girl in the Canadian Rockies and sailing across the Atlantic in her adult years. Jean loved family gatherings and hearing stories about the lives of her family members. A life-long St. Paul resident, alumna of Central High School and University of MN, Jean was committed to her community. She managed an apartment building for over 30 years and volunteered at Family Tree Clinic and as an ESL and reading tutor. Jean cherished her many life-long friendships and felt deep gratitude for the new friends she made at Montcalm Apartments and Episcopal Homes. Preceded in death by her former husband, Bartlett J. Baker, Sr, and her sisters Anne, Mary, and Dornie. Survived by her children, Bartlett "Bake" Baker (Lee), Anne Parker (Bill), Sarah "Sally" Hussian (Tom), seven grandchildren Henry, Louise, Ross, Amelia, Emma, Peter, Mark, four great grandsons, and many nieces and nephews. Curious, adventuresome, and compassionate, Jean lived a fulfilling life and faced life challenges with admirable strength. The family appreciates the wisdom and care of HealthPartners Hospice. Memorials may be directed to Planned Parenthood North Central States or Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity. Memorial service is planned at Unity Church Unitarian, 733 Portland Ave, St Paul, MN on November 4 at 3PM.

Wallace 'Wally' Balcerzak

Balcerzak, Wallace "Wally" Age 76 Of Shoreview We are marking the moment: Dr. Wally Balcerzak passed away August 15th, 2023 at 11:40pm at Hospice in Shoreview MN. Husband, father, fisherman, friend, doctor of psychology, sobriety advocate, and spiritual shaman for many ~ we are forever changed. We believe he chose his time to go with bravery, grace, boldness and style ~ just like Dr. Wally would do. One of the most important things in Dr. Wally's life is his marriage to Ritamarie, the love of his life. They married in their kitchen in 1977 and simply by being with each other these many years have taught many people how to love with their whole heart. Wally is and was a huge advocate for higher education, and he graduated from Michigan State University with his Bachelors in Psychology, from Central Michigan State with a Masters of Arts in Psychology, and from University of Milwaukee WI with his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 1975. We have always been amazed by his sharp mind, his dry wit, and his incredible analytical ability. If you ever had a problem you couldn't solve, you could share with Dr. Wally and he would help you see it in a different way. We miss his beautiful mind dearly. Wally gave the best hugs and was always ready for a "couple of cookies" after dinner. He loved baked goods, coffee, in depth conversations, fresh fruit and pancakes. He loved reading mystery novels and crime thrillers. If ever offered health food (aka nuts, seeds, celery, carrots, etc.), he'd say "no thank you, I don't like rabbit food" :) His biggest passion in life outside of his family was fishing. To say he was obsessed would be accurate. He travelled to his favorite place - Alaska, close to 20 times in his life and always came back with huge coolers of frozen fish fillets. He loved sharing the bounty with his friends and neighbors and would often gift people huge cuts of fresh caught, bright red sockeye salmon. After his retirement from private practice he began writing fishing articles and has published with Salmon Trout Steelheader, Wisconsin Natural Resources, Lake Superior Angler, Great Lakes Angler, and Swing the Fly magazines. We were all tickled pink when he showed up on the cover of Salmon Trout Steelheader a few years ago for his article on fishing the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska. Beyond fishing articles, Dr. Wally also wrote a book with friend and co-author Mark Sheets. It took them a couple years but they met regularly and got it finished. Entitled "Do You Want What We Have?", the book is a guide for newly recovering alcoholics/addicts. Wally, who spent the last 44 years in AA, was very proud of their manuscript. Mark is working on getting it published so be on the look out! Even though Dr. Wally had been sick these last few years, his passing this summer still seemed quite sudden. He had been through so many health struggles, and yet he was still in love with life. We are so very glad he made it out of the hospital and into hospice care for his final days. It was a family decision but one that he wholeheartedly wanted. He really started relaxing in hospice. He had beat both lung cancer and brain cancer, but the complications from treatment really took their toll on his body. His family is relieved that he is no longer dealing with these health complications and he is now peaceful, joyful, and pain-free. We see his wisdom all around us now and we are in awe of his powerful consciousness. We know he is here with us, still, and we visit with him in our dreams. He continues to guide our lives and live in our hearts. We know we will see him one day again, on the other side. Family members who hold Wally closest are his wife Rita, son Luke, daughter Laura, sister Judi and brother Dave. Dr. Wally's large AA community in White Bear and Hugo are also feeling his passing deeply. Many of you have reached out with condolences and we do appreciate those sentiments greatly. Reach out and check in over the next few weeks /months. Know that we are taking it one day at a time and moving slower than normal. Our secular Celebration of Life Event for Dr. Wally is Friday October 27th, 2023 from 4-8pm at Bradshaw Funeral Home in White Bear Lake, MN. There will be catering, music, an informal service at 6pm, and of course - a couple of cookies. Guestbook:

David Allan Beckstrom

 Age 74 of Rochester, died Sunday, September 17, 2023. David A. Beckstrom was born in Chicago, IL on March 16, 1949, and adopted from The Cradle in Evanston, IL to Allan D. and Helen S. Beckstrom. David was baptized at Austin Messiah Lutheran Church in Chicago on June 26, 1949; confirmed at St. Mark in Mt. Prospect on April 28, 1963; and ordained into the ministry of The American Lutheran Church at St. Mark on August 24, 1975. David graduated from Prospect High School in 1967; Augustana College (Rock Island, IL) in 1971; Luther Theological Seminary in 1975; and completed some postgraduate courses at Fairview Southdale Hospital (CPE, 1975) and Luther Seminary (Interim Ministry). David served a 1973-74 internship at Woodlake Lutheran Church, Richfield, MN. David served five long-term parishes in North Dakota, Iowa, and Wisconsin. David also served fifteen Synod Interim transition assignments at congregations in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Minnesota. David is survived by his two sons: Rev. Dr. Brian AF (Josie), Soren 2001, and Linnea 2004, of Valparaiso IN; and Aaron David (Jen), Olivia 2006, and Jonathon 2010, of Columbia, MD; sister, Miriam Beckstrom (Carbondale, IL). David is also survived by extended Family and Lifelong Friends from high school, college, seminary, parishes served, neighbors, and caring colleagues. "All the animals in The Forest" were indeed cherished Family to David, Child of God! Gratitude! A Family Committal Service will be planned for a later date. Friends are encouraged to reach out to Brian and Aaron and their families to share remembrances, through Boldt Funeral Home. Memorials preferred to The David and Lucy Beckstrom Scholarship Fund at Augustana College (Rock Island, IL) (David's Grandparents); to St. Olaf Lutheran Church (Austin, MN) Mortgage Debt Retirement Fund; to the Luther Seminary Scholarship Fund (St. Paul, MN); or to The Cradle Society (Evanston, IL). 507-334-4481

MN Obituaries for Minneapolis, St. Paul, Duluth, and beyond

View Minneapolis obituaries, St. Paul obituaries, and obituary and from the Twin Cities metro, Duluth, St. Cloud, Rochester, and beyond. Remember and honor loved ones through obituary placements and rememberance notices.