Today’s Obituaries Monday, October 26, 2020

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Andrew James Asp

Asp, Andrew James Age 66 of Excelsior, Minnesota. Born 3/10/ 1954. Died 10/21/2020. Preceded in death by parents Robert Lloyd Asp, Dorothy Elizabeth Asp and siblings Robert Lloyd Asp Jr. and Georgene Elizabeth Johnson. Survived by children Steve Asp (Lindsay), Tim Asp, Katie Asp and Betsy Kelly (John); grandchildren Liam, Lilly, Brayden, Keagan and Fallon; nine siblings; nieces, nephews and special friend Janice Kincade. Andy was a long time employee of Lunds & Byerlys where he worked as a produce manager. Memorial service will be held on Saturday 10/31 from 1pm-3pm at Cremation Society of Minnesota, 7110 France Ave. South, Edina MN 55435. Memorials in Andy's name can be made to the University of Minnesota Charitable Foundation.


Dr. Michael Ray Bendel-Stenzel, M.D.

Bendel-Stenzel, Michael Ray, M.D. Michael Ray Bendel-Stenzel, M.D., died September 25 when when his car was struck while in traffic on Interstate 35 near Northfield. He was 55. His wife, Ellen, and son, Linus, were passengers in the car and survived the crash. They were traveling to Iowa to visit Michael and Ellen's daughter, Lilly, and her partner, J.P. Beaty. Michael was born on January 14, 1965 in Fairmont to Kenneth and Karen (Moe) Stenzel. After graduating from Glencoe High School, he majored in athletic training and minored in music at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter. He entered the University of Minnesota medical school, was inducted into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha honor society in his third year, and received his medical degree in 1992. After completing a fellowship in pediatric nephrology, he accepted a position at the U of M, where he was an assistant professor of pediatrics. In 2008, he joined Minneapolis Children's Hospital as a hospitalist, where he was known for his wide array of bow ties and his knowledge, skill and kindness to his patients and their families. He also served as Lead for Clinical Outcomes for many multicenter Quality Improvement projects through the American Academy of Pediatrics. In 1988, Michael met Ellen, a fellow first-year medical student who - clever herself - was initially irritated by her fellow student's seemingly effortless brilliance, although she soon learned to love and admire this gift. They married in 1993 and settled in Edina. Four days before his death they had bought a home in Rochester, where Ellen recently joined the Mayo Clinic as a neonatologist. Michael's greatest passions were his love for his family and his devotion to his young patients. He was also a gifted musician, equally at home with Chopin and The Sesame Street Songbook. His playing of the Charlie Brown theme song for his children, nieces and nephews prompted frenzied dancing, and he is irreplaceable as the player of carols during the annual family Christmas party. His friends and family all know of his fondness for the card game sheepshead, which he learned from the father of a high school friend, and he maintained a years-long database of statistics from games he played with his son, nephews, and brother-in-law. He was a connoisseur of Cheerios - eaten day or night, with no sugar or adulteration - and his love of golf is well-known. He and Ellen enjoyed traveling and shared many experiences overseas. Despite his many obligations and activities, he selflessly gave of his time, helping his parents, dispensing medical advice, giving computer support as the family tech nerd, and fulfilling any other need that he saw. Michael and Ellen were devoted philanthropists and supported many charitable and arts institutions, both financially and through their actions. Among the greatest beneficiaries of their generosity are the Children's Theatre Company, St. Catherine University, the Minneapolis/St. Paul medical community and MPR. Surviving, in addition to his wife, children and parents, are brother and sister-in-law John and Jody Stenzel of Oakland, Tenn., and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Michael's death is an irreparable loss, but the healing he brought to his patients and the love he gave to family and friends will endure. A formal celebration of Michael and his legacy will be held when Ellen has physically healed and conditions allow. Memorial contributions may be made to the Children's Theatre Company, Second Harvest Heartland, or to the charity of your choice.


Sid Hartman

Hartman, Sid Legendary sports columnist and radio personality died October 18, 2020 surrounded by his family at age 100. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Celia Hartman, siblings, Harold, Saul and Bernice Schapiro Schaefer. Survived son, Chad Hartman (Carla); daughter, Chris Schmitt; grandchildren, Hunter Sidney Hartman, Griffen Andrew Hartman, Quintin Robert Hartman, Justin Schmitt and Kally (Dan) Reinke; great-grandchildren, Camden and Kinsley Reinke; Carla's son, Michael; caregivers who became a part of his family Lacey and Larissa Lundstrom and many nieces and nephews and friends. Private family ceremony was held. Memorials are preferred to Children's Minnesota, Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare, DYRK1A, give.childrensmn.org/page/16683/donate/… Hodroff-Epstein 612-871-1234 hodroffepstein.com


LeRoy C. 'Lee' Kopp

Kopp, LeRoy C. "Lee" 86, passed away peacefully on October 9th. He is survived by his devoted wife Barbara of 61 years, sons Terry (Debbie) and Brian, daughters Debbie and Kristin (Chris), grandfather to 12 grandchildren (Shaun (Erin), Angela, (Bryce) Jennifer (Joe), Christopher, Matthew (Justina), Monica (John), Alex (Sam), Stephen, Gabriel, Peter, Henry and Leah, 17 great grandchildren, brother to loving siblings, sister Donna (Owen) Kane, brothers Bill (Connie) and Ron and sister-in-law Pat, uncle to many nieces and nephews, countless friends and colleagues (his devoted assistant Lindsey Lang, John Flakne, Adam Engebretson, and Jill Martin) and loving caregivers. He was a remarkable man who truly lived a remarkable life. He will never be forgotten. All those who knew him knew him as a man of tremendous integrity, kindness, generosity and great wit. He was born in St. Cloud Minnesota on September 23, 1934, son of Wilmont and Irene. He graduated from Patrick Henry High School with honors and then went on to graduate from University of Minnesota's Business School in 1956. Upon graduation, Lee spent 3 years of active duty in the Navy. He met the love of his life, the charming Barbara, in Washington D.C. They were married in 1959. He then joined J.M. Dain (now RBC Dain Rauscher) where he served as branch manager. In 1990, he established his own company, Kopp Investment Advisors, which was recognized as one of the top money managers in the nation. He was a great philanthropist who established the Kopp Family Foundation in 1986. His generosity has touched the lives of thousands. He will be truly missed. Visitation November 4th, 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel, 5000 W. 50th Street, Edina, MN 55435. Visitation and Funeral November 5th, 10:00 a.m. - Visitation at the church, 11:00 a.m. - Funeral St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 6820 St. Patrick's Lane, Edina, MN 55439. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to: N.C. Little Memoria Hospice, 7019 Lynmar Lane, Edina, MN 55435. Washburn-McReavy.com Edina Chapel 952-920-3996


Robert R. Larson

Larson, Robert R. age 71 of Fridley Passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on 10/18/20. Avid sportsman, loving family man, and devoted husband , loved to travel and see the world, and a lifetime Alabama Football fan, ROLL TIDE. Robert is preceded in death by parents, Robert and Maxine Larson; brother, Steve Larson; sister, Linda McCoy. Robert is survived by loving wife, Debbie Larson; sister, Cathy Lockwood; sons, William (Kristin), Andrew (Adriana); grandchildren, Kaylin, Hannah, Lily; and granddog, Luna. Memorial service Monday 11/2, visitation 11:00 AM and Noon service, 2701 Central Ave. N.E. Masks and social distancing required. A celebration of Bob's life will be held at a later date.Billmanhunt.com 612-789-3535


Judi J. Reynolds

Reynolds, Judi J. Judi J. Reynolds (78) left us peacefully on October 13th, 2020. Judi was known in the NE Mpls.community where she worked for many years at Sunset Memorial Park. She lived as a 'one-of-a-kind, hardworking Mother of six. Judi loved to help others and donated to many causes. Judi preceded in death by her Mother, Marie Rose Hanson and her four sisters: Dolly, Betty, Nita and Tootie. Judi survived by her sister Sandi Olchefski, her six children Anthony Chester (Patty), Wendy Villella (Dean), Krissy Hegstrand (Dan), Jamie Chester (Heidi), Angel Bursch (Kerry), Sugar Reynolds-Zimmerman (James), her twelve grandchildren: Dino (Ashley), Nicollette (Charlie), Talia (Alex), Taylor, Alexis, Nicholas, Hunter, Bailey, Calvin, Carson, Chase, Skye and her three great-grandchildren: Dino "DV3", Roman & Christopher. It's not GOOD-BYE however, SEE YA LATER! JUDI'S CELEBRATION ~~~~~~~~~~~ November 8th, 2020 2:00 - 4:00 pm: Visitation & Open House 4:00 - 5:15 pm: Celebration of Life Service Brookhall Event Center 11930 Central Avenue Northeast Blaine, Minnesota 55434 Questions: Wendy Villella 952-201-4530 Private Interment at a later date. If you choose to send flowers, time to send is between 10:00 am and 11:15 am on Sunday, November 8th, 2020. Mom loved her roses... and... no, she does not want to extend her car warranty.


Stacy M. Roy

Roy, Stacy M. age 41 of Robbinsdale. Survived by her loving husband, Rob and their daughter, Kayden; her parents, Bernadette and Dennis Kurkowski; sisters, Raquel Kurkowski and Alicia (Tom) Frelich; nieces and nephews, Josie, Carson and Harper; mother- in-law, Tae Roy; brother-in-law, Joe Roy; relatives and friends. Visitation 5-7 PM Wed. with prayer service at 7 PM at Gearty-Delmore Robbinsdale Chapel, 3888 W. Broadway, Robbinsdale. A funeral Mass will be held in Webster, S.D. at a later time. Because of current restrictions please indicate your desire to attend within Stacy's obituary notice at: gearty-delmore.com Gearty-Delmore 763-537-4511


Sister Gabriel Zwiener, OSC

Zwiener, Sister Gabriel, OSC Age 83, of Rochester, MN, died on October 23, 2020. She was born in Columbus, NE to Emil and Marie (Sims) Zwiener. She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters Cletus Swanda and Donna Kaminski, and is survived by her sister, Alyce Bauer, several nieces and nephews, and her Poor Clare Community at Assisi Heights in Rochester, MN. (formerly of Bloomington). Celebration of life and burial will be private.


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