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Anderson, Donald Age 89 of Gold Canyon, Arizona (formerly of Shoreview, MN) passed away peacefully April 8th at his son's home in North Branch, MN surrounded by his family. Donald was born on August, 29, 1930 in Winona, Minnesota, he was a Navy Veteran, then hired on with Western Electric where he later retired from Lucent Technologies. Survived by his son Kevin (Caroline) of North Branch, MN; daughter Karen (Jim) of Andover, MN; grandchildren Jacob, Joshua, Melanie, & Meagan; sister Helen (Bill). Preceded in death by loving wife M. Colleen; sister Ruth; parents Elmer and Cora. A celebration of life will be planned for sometime in the future when we are once again allowed to gather together.
Anderson, Katherine 92, of Golden Valley, Minnesota, originally from Kennedy, Minnesota, died April 1, 2020. Memorial gifts to Serve Globally of Evangelical Covenant Church, or Paul Carlson Partnership.
Augdahl, Duane Edwin 87, passed away on Monday, April 6th at Brookdale of Edina. He was born on September 20, 1932, in Brandon, MN to Edwin and Ann Augdahl. Graduate of Walker High School. At 17, Duane enlisted in the U.S. Navy and from 1951 to 1955 he proudly served on air-craft carriers during the Korean War. After graduating from UND, he married Patricia Stoll in St Paul where they became longtime residents. They enjoyed 58 years of marriage. He retired in 1994 after 32 years with the Internal Revenue Service. He is survived by his wife Pat, and his two sons, Edward, Lon (Geny), grandchildren, Alan, Gigi, Alisa and Lucia, brother, Richard (Kathy) and sisters Mary Ann (Marc) Stoner, Linda (Curt) Tabbert and many nieces and nephews. Duane never wasted time or sat still, was an avid gardener, voracious reader of technology, and an enthusiastic computer aficionado (proud user of the first portable computer in the early 1980s weighing 25 pounds!) He lovingly cared for his wife the last seven years of his life. The family would like to thank the caring staff at Fairview Hospice and Brookdale of Edina for their excellent care for Duane during his last 14-month battle with lung cancer. No services will be held at this time. Burial will be held at Fort Snelling Cemetery at a later date. cremationsocietyofmn.com
Cloutier, Monica L. Age 72 Monica passed away peacefully on April 5th, surrounded by family. Monica was a graduate of New Richmond High School and UW River Falls. She was preceded by her parents, John and Dorothy (Carroll) Cloutier. She is survived by her husband of thirty years, Jerry Walker; three step-children, Tim (Sue) Walker, Jennifer (Warren) Eck, and Brian (Dawnielle) Walker; five step-grandchildren; three sisters, Carroll Williams, Rosemary Meath, & Yvonne (Mike) Jarmuz; four brothers, John (Betty), Bernard (Pat), Chuck (Cheryl) and Allan; sisters-in-law Pat (Chuck) Ernst and Elaine Walker: many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She will be missed by her beloved Golden Retriever, Holly. Memorials preferred to Cancer Society, Alzheimer's Assoc. or RAGOM in Monica's name. A celebration of life will be held at a later date at the Grandstrand Funeral Home in Osceola. grandstrandfh.com
Day (Anderson), Shirley Lynn Age 63 of Andover. Survived by husband Douglas; brother Mark (Liz), nephews Dylan, Jesse and Aaron; father-in-law Donald Day; sister-in- law Chris Weinstein; nieces Cindy and Carrie. Lab Technician at Fridley Medical/Multicare for 35 years. Service anticipated to be scheduled sometime this summer. Additional information will be published at that time. Washburn-McReavy.com Crystal Lake Chapel 612-521-3677
Ehrhard, Kathryn The gates of heaven opened wide and welcomed a new angel. Kathryn Pringle Ehrhard died on April 6th, 2020 at Friendship Village, Bloomington, MN. She was born in East Orange, N.J. on October 9th, 1923 to John Pringle and Lillian Fitzgerald. She graduated from Maryknoll of the Oranges Catholic School in 1940, then attended St. Elizabeth College in Convent Station, N.J. She married Edward R. Ehrhard on April 23, 1944 when he was home on leave from the Aleutian Islands during W.W.II. They raised two daughters and lived a charmed life in Chatham, N.J. Her hi-jinks and themed cocktail parties, complete with costumes, were legendary in her neighborhood. She had an abundance of gifts: golfer, equestrian, archer, figure skater, ballroom dancer, interior designer and Irish story teller. She and her husband traveled for business all over the world and they experienced the graciousness of business associates from many cultures. They retired to Ft. Myers, FL in 1985. After her husband died in 1998 and her daughter Deborah (Tim) Ross in 2000, she moved to Minnesota to be near family and forged many wonderful new friendships here. She is survived by her daughter, Pamela (Jeremiah) Kearney; grandson, Sean(Elizabeth) Kearney and gr. grandchildren, Caitlin and Kyle of Edina; granddaughter, Erin (Joel) DeClark and gr. granddaughter, Gabrielle of West Linn, OR. She loved her family more than words can express. Her lifelong passion was trips into N.Y. City to attend Broadway shows; her first at age 5 and her last at age 90. Her oft repeated truism was "You are in charge of your own happiness" and this she exemplified every day of her life as she brought joy to all she met and was beloved by her family. Memorial at a future date.
Guckeen, Steven Age 75, of Champlin passed away March 7, 2020 in Mesa, AZ. Preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence & Margaret and brother, Richard "Dick". Survived by his wife of 55 years, Joan; children, Amy (Neil) Jennissen, Renee (Dave) Garrison, & Mike (Raquel) Guckeen; grandchildren, Matt, Amanda, Clayton, Courtney, Trevor, Anna, Taylor, and Tyler; and 3 great grandchildren. In light of concerns regarding the community spread of COVID-19 the visitation, mass, and interment will be private. A Celebration of Steve's Life will be held at a later date. Memorials preferred to an organization of your choice. Evans-Nordby 763-424-4000 evansnordby.com
Halverson, Beverly Arlene Age 91 of Crystal, MN born on January 5, 1929 in Viking Township, MN and passed away at home, surrounded by family on April 7th, 2020. She married Robert Halverson on May 20th, 1955 and remained with him until his passing in 1988. She was preceded in death by husband Robert, son Gregory, brother Lowell Gustafson and parents Axel and Minnie Gustafson. She is survived by sons Donald (Patty) of Douglasville, GA and Darrel (Jenniefer) of North Charleston, SC; grandchildren Stephanie Dean, Christopher Edwards, Aspen and Cheyenne Degenhardt, and many great grandchildren. Beverly grew up on a farm near Viking during the Great Depression and the Second World War. She worked at Midland Bank in Minneapolis in the early 1950's before meeting Bob and moving to his family farm in Lancaster, MN. In 1954 she found that she had cancer (melanoma) and was treated at the U of Minnesota back when a cancer diagnosis was usually terminal. She became a 66 year cancer survivor. They returned to Minneapolis in 1958 and moved to Crystal in 1963 where they raised their family. Beverly continued to work for Midland/Norwest Bank for a total of 42 years. Interment will be alongside her husband at Riverview Memorial Gardens in Lancaster, MN. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Animal Humane Society of Golden Valley, MN. Due to the current trying circumstances in our country, a memorial get-together will be planned for a later date. Gearty-Delmore 763-537-4511 gearty-delmore.com
Kennedy, George Passed on April 1, 2020, in his home with his son Timothy and Tim's wife Tanya by his side. He is preceded in death by wife Marilyn, mother Cecilia, brother Tom, sister Jackie, and brother Bill, and survived by a sister Patty. The family would like to thank the Little Men of Northeast, and The Doug Polson Family for not just being friends, but for truly being family. There will be a celebration of life from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm the first Wednesday after Kraus-Hardig VFW 6587 re-opens. All donations can be directed to the DFL party in George's honor. Erin Go Bragh! Semper Fi!
Klocek, David H. Age 72 of Minnetonka (formerly of Hopkins) passed away peacefully on Mar. 13, 2020. Survived by loving wife, Mary Ann; daughter Kelly and husband, Eric Van Den Heuvel of Carver; granddaughters Bella & Ava; sisters Sharon Lamkin of Mpls. and Terry Austin & husband Steve of St. Louis Park; brother Greg of New Orleans, LA; nieces & nephews. A memorial service for David will be held on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 11:00 AM with a luncheon to follow at Wooddale Church (6630 Shady Oak Rd., Eden Prairie). Private family Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery.