Today’s Obituaries Tuesday, December 5, 2023

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Freida Bernard

Bernard, Freida Age 94 passed away December 2nd. Beloved Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother Funeral mass will be held on December 9th at 11am at St Helenas church Mpls. Visitation will be held one hour prior. Nokomis Park Chapel 612-721-1651

Marlene (née Broude) Brandys

Brandys, Marlene (née Broude) age 91, of Deerfield, IL, previously of Minneapolis, passed away December 1, 2023. Preceded in death by husband, Murray; parents, John and Evelyn Broude; brother, Milton Broude. Survived by children, Howard (Carol) Brandys and Cheryl (Howard) Hirsch; grandchildren, Alex (Kelly) Hirsch, Levi (Sarah Bracha) Brandys, Jordan Hirsch, Yitzchok Brandys; great-grandchildren, Elezar Moshe, Elisheva, Elchanan Aharon Brandys and Hollis Hirsch; sister-in-law, Eva Broude; special aunt to the late Morris Brandys, Sol Brandys, Mike and Steve Broude, Henry, Renia and Zenon Brandys. Funeral service 11:30 AM TUESDAY, December 5th, at BETH EL SYNAGOGUE, 5225 Barry St W,. St Louis Park. Interment at United Hebrew Brotherhood Cemetery in Richfield. SHIVA will be announced during the service and will be held out of town. Memorials preferred to The Murray & Marlene Brandys Music and Family Memorial Fund c/o Beth El Synagogue or any Yeshiva of your choice. Funeral is available on zoom:… Hodroff-Epstein 612-871-1234

Ross Irwin Cohen

Cohen, Ross Irwin lost his battle with Type-1 diabetes and mental health at the age of 64. Ross was a good man with a huge heart, overflowing with love for classic rock, good food, his dogs and his daughters. Ross will be remembered for his sense of humor and a laugh that would fill up any room he entered. He graduated from Saint Louis Park High school in 1977, going on to attend Johnson & Wales University, and went on to own his own restaurant and restaurant design company, Advance Contract and Design. He will be deeply missed by his two daughters, Elizabeth "Lizard Butt" (Kevin) Cohen and Jessica "J-Bird" (Patrick) Student; ex-wife, Gail Cohen; sisters, Andrea, Syd, and Tammi; many nieces and nephews; friend Stuart Rapoport and countless other friends; and his loyal pups, Franklin and Theodore. Ross is preceded in death by his parents, Allan and Phyllis Cohen; mother and father-in-law, Gigi and George Jacobs; and dear friends, Byron Korus and Barry Rackner. Dad, we know you struggled for a long time. We love you and know you loved us. We're gonna miss you. Memorial service 11:00 AM on THURSDAY December 7th at TEMPLE ISRAEL, 2323 Fremont Ave S, Minneapolis and livestreamed at…. Family and friends will gather following the service at 12:30 PM at Bunny's Bar & Grill, 5916 Excelsior Blvd, St Louis Park. Shiva 7:00 PM Thursday at Gail's home. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Animal Humane Society in Ross's name. Hodroff-Epstein 612-871-1234

RoseAnn (Michaelis) Diethert

Diethert, RoseAnn (Michaelis) age 83, of Annandale, MN, passed away peacefully at home on November 12, 2023. She was preceded in death by her husband Gordy, her parents and two sisters. Survived by her brother Bill (Sandee), sisters Jan (Randy) and Maggie (David), children Kim Stock (John)and Deb Fredericks (Joe), 9 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, many friends and relatives. RoseAnn was an amazing wife, mother and an incredible grandmother who loved spending time with her family and being by the lake. A private family service will be held at St Ignatius Catholic Church in Annandale, MN. Memorials preferred to Choice Inc., 7600 Executive Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344,…

Ezra Chang Ebner

Ebner, Ezra Chang Our dearly loved Ezra Chang Ebner passed away on November 25, 2023. Ezra was born on June 18, 1972, on Father's Day and was the son of Rita and Timothy Ebner. Ezra grew up in Minneapolis and was a lifelong resident. He lived for over thirty years in Northeast Minneapolis. Ezra attended Minneapolis Public school until 6th grade when he transferred to St. Peters Catholic School. He attended the Academy of Holy Angels and graduated from Benilde - St. Margaret's High School in 1990. He attended the University of Minnesota from 1990-1998 and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree. As an undergraduate he developed software to record and analyze neuronal firing rates and behavioral data from experimental subjects for the Department of Neurosurgery Research Laboratories. While a graduate student in the Department of Computer Science he developed one of the first tools for automated testing of graphical user interfaces, an experimental web server, and helped develop the University's first course to be on the internet. He left academia to work in industry in 1998. At Datakey (one of his first employers) he developed automated testing for cryptographic smart cards, firmware, and software for memory-token based vending systems. He joined Medtronic in 1998 as a Software Engineer. Ezra developed software for cardiologists to interface with implanted cardiac devices. For his work he was awarded Medtronic's "Certificate of Personal Excellence". In 2003 he was promoted to Senior Software Engineer. He designed and implemented tools for testing implantable cardiac devices and implantable drug pumps. He also developed tools to interface with various support devices. Medtronic awarded Ezra four personal achievement awards. In 2007 he was accepted by the William Mitchell College of Law. He graduated Juris Doctor in January of 2010 Magna Cum Laude, 4th in his class, finishing his studies in three and a half years with two young children and a full-time job. He was on the Dean's list for three semesters and received a "Cali Award for Future Excellence" in both Constitutional Law-Power and Evidence. Ezra passionately wanted more than anything else to help people. He volunteered for the Volunteer Lawyers Network and Legal Aid Society Volunteer Tax Law Program. In his Northeast Minneapolis community, he was on the Sheridan Neighborhood Organization committee. He was active in politics and ran several campaigns for candidates running for the Minneapolis City Council. Ezra had a passionate interest in many things. He trained as a classical pianist and guitarist. He was originally accepted into the University of Minnesota as a pianist in the School of Music. He switched to the Institute of Technology later in his academic career. He loved music in all its genres from Benny Goodman to Pink Floyd to John Cage. He was a very fine angler and avid outdoorsman. He was a voracious reader on a wide range of subjects: history, biography, astronomy, world affairs, philosophy, mathematics, physics, religion, and literature. In September he was reading Harry Potter and working through Niels Bohr's calculations. Ezra accomplished all of this and more while battling unrelenting adversities. Ezra is survived by his wife Julien Lasecke, children: Ian Ebner, (daughter-in-law Julianna Ebner and granddaughter Nora Ebner) and Jack Lasecke (son-in-law Tony Perkins). He has three siblings: Stella Hector (Patrick), Dylan Ebner (Sarah), and Blake Ebner (Judit Perez Ortiz) and six nieces and nephews: Eliot, Auden, Timmy, Eleanor, Cecilia, and Catalina. He has a large extended family with many cousins, aunts, and uncles. His in-laws, Lois and Don Lasecke, also have an extended family. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Ezra's name to your local food shelf or "The Innocence Project" or any group you like who is helping others. Words cannot possibly express our profound sadness in losing Ezra. Please join us in a Memorial Service to remember and honor Ezra on Saturday, December 9, 2023, at The Whim event venue, 655 19th Avenue N.E. Minneapolis, MN 55418. There will be a welcoming at twelve noon, a memorial program at one o'clock, and a luncheon buffet at two o'clock.

Robert Charles Gove, II.

Gove, Robert Charles, II. age 79 passed away December 2, 2023. He is preceded in death by his mother Constance (Bradley) Gove, father Robert Gove, brothers Michael, David and Willard, Survived by wife Katherine Gove, nee Hartnett and many loving extended family members. A celebration of life will be held on December 12, 2023, at the French Regional Park, 12605 Rockford Road, Plymouth, MN 55441. Visitation at 11:00, remembrance ceremony at 11:30 followed by lunch. In lieu of flowers or gifts donations to the Alzheimer's Association

Maurice Henry Hagen

Hagen, Maurice Henry 1941 - 2023 Maurice Hagen, 82, of Crystal, MN left on 11/12 for his eternal home prepared for him by Jesus Christ. He grew up in Boyceville, WI, joined the Army 1961, and served in Vietnam in special forces group, MACSOG, through 1964 where he received the Army Commendation Medal. He then moved to the Twin Cities and worked as a machinist for Minnesota Rubber for 27 years. In the mid 70's he met Joyce Peterson night classes at Northwestern College and married in May 1975. He loved Jesus above all, was involved in his church teaching Sunday School and leading Bible Studies. His favorite verse was Romans 1:16, "For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes." He is preceded in death by wife Joyce, daughter Naomi, parents and other family members. He is survived by daughters Andrea (James), April (Steve), two grandchildren Luca and Heidi, and other extended family members. Visitation 10am with service at 11am Monday, Dec 11, New Hope Church in New Hope, MN. Burial 10:30am Tuesday, Dec 12 with military honors, Fort Snelling - Assembly Area 4. Glen Haven Chapel 763-533-8643

Pamela Ann Halvorson

Halvorson, Pamela Ann 67, died November 12, 2023 at Suite Living Senior Care in Shakopee. A long-time resident of Richfield, she is survived by David Halvorson, her husband of 39 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dewey and Madonna Foreman. She is also survived by her siblings Rex Foreman of Bloomington; Susan VanDale of St. Paul; and Tim Foreman (Peggy) of Hobe Sound, Florida; Brother-in-law Paul Halvorson (Anna) of Rochester; sister-in-law Christine Sheldon (Ken) of Peterborough, NH; four nieces, two grand nephews and two grand nieces. She most recently worked at Bachmann's Floral. She was an avid hiker, visiting the Black Hills, Wyoming, and Montana on twice-yearly trips with husband David. All are welcome any time to an open house reception in her honor December 9, 11 a.m. through 2 p.m., at the Cremation Society of Minnesota, 7110 France Ave S., Edina. Memorials preferred to the Black Hills Parks and Forests Association, 26611 US Hwy 385, Hot Springs, SD 57747.

Marilyn (Beal) Hamilton

Hamilton, Marilyn (Beal) Of Maple Plain was born on July 2, 1930, to Clarence and Clara (Foust) Beal and passed away on December 2, 2023, at the age of 93 after a severe fall. Marilyn was a lifetime resident of Maple Plain. She is preceded in death by her husband, Bob, her parents, a brother, and a great-granddaughter. She is survived by children, Bobbi (Ray) McCoy, Don, Ruth (Larry) Richter; 9 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. A service will be held Friday, December 8 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation at 10:00 a.m. at the Maple Plain Community Church, 1815 Budd Ave. No., Maple Plain. Memorials preferred. David Lee Funeral Home Wayzata 952-473-5577

DeLloyd Richard 'Ike' Isaacson

Isaacson, DeLloyd "Ike" Richard age 86, of Delano on November 30, 2023. Born on April 28, 1937 in Bandon Township, Franklin, Renville County, the son of Frank & Hulda Maria (Bay) Isaacson. Survived by children Wendy (Doug) Zimmerman of Lakeville and Wade (Bridget) Isaacson of Monticello; grandchildren; sisters; brothers; other relatives and friends. Funeral on Thursday, December 7th at 11:00 AM at Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo. Visitation Wednesday, December 6th from 4-7 P.M. at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. Further visitation one hour prior to services at the church. Serving the family The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo

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