Today’s Obituaries Tuesday, May 24, 2022

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Gertrude 'Gert' Alch

Alch, Gertrude "Gert" Age 102 of Minnetonka passed away peacefully on May 22, 2022 at her home. She was a dedicated mother to Avis & Bob Held; grandmother to Ted & Sallie Held, Zach Held, Ellie & Justin Holman; and great-grandmother to Emilia and Anne Held, Samuel and Lauren Holman. Gert was a beloved friend to many during her years as a hostess at Lund's, working at Dayton's and living at Menorah Plaza. Preceded in death by parents, Fillmore and Frances Wise; husband, Ted Alch; and brothers, Arthur, Howard and Irving (Bud) Wise. Graveside service on Thursday, May 26th at 12:30 pm, Adath Chesed Shel Emes Cemetery, 3740 Winnetka Ave N, Crystal MN 55427. For Shiva Information call Hodroff-Epstein. Hodroff-Epstein 612-871-1234 hodroffepstein.com


Joel R. Christopherson

Christopherson, Joel R. Passed away at the age of 71 in Minneapolis. Preceded in death by parents, Myrna & Wesley, brothers James, Jerry and John. Survived by Winni, loving wife of 52 years, sister Roberta Taylor, brother Jeff (Laurie) and many nieces and nephews. Lifelong resident of south Minneapolis & graduate of Roosevelt High School 1968. He was a man of many vocations ranging from drapery rod installer to land surveying and then to hardware store owner. A gathering will be held Thursday, May 26 from 4 to 7 at Cremation Society of Minnesota, 4343 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 612-825-2435. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to: American Friends Service Committee (afsc.org), CARE (care.org), The Food Group (thefoodgroupmn.org) or donors' choice.


Warren H. DeMuth

DeMuth, Warren H. age 86, of Bloomington, formerly of Hutchinson, MN, passed away May 22, 2022. Funeral Service Thurs. May 26, 11:00 AM at Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson, with visitation one hour prior to service at the chapel. Interment in Oakland Cemetery. Survived by son, Paul and his wife, Susan; grandson, Sean and his wife, Brittany; great-grandchildren, Tyler and Daphnie. Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel 1-800-937-1728 hantge.com


Juanita M. Ernhart

Ernhart, Juanita M. Age 80 of Richmond. Passed away peacefully May 22. Preceded in death by her parents, sister, Pauline Kelly and brother, Colin Kelly. Survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Ray; son, Michael (Theresa) Ernhart; daughters, Catherine (Eric) Lindvall and Jacqueline Riebel; 7 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; sister, June (Ronald) Hoffman and brother, Patrick (Donna) Kelly; many loving relatives and friends. Juanita will be missed dearly by all who knew her. Mass of Christian Burial 12 noon Friday May 27, with visitation 2 hours prior to service, all at Sts Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 110 Central Ave. N, Richmond, MN. Private family interment. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to the Quiet Oaks House Hospice, 5537 Galaxy Rd. St Cloud, MN 56301. Rettinger Funeral Home Long Lake-Orono 952-473-6954


James Charles Horgan

Horgan, James Charles age 64, passed away peacefully in his sleep early Friday morning on May 20th, 2022, joining his parents Gerald and Lorell Horgan and father-in-law Howard Helberg, in heaven. He was born in Omaha Nebraska on April 16th, 1958. Jim worked as the youth pastor for Bethesda church of Minneapolis for 7 years before becoming a Licensed Psychologist, working in his private practice and throughout the Marshall area. He is survived by his wife Leann, married 41 years; three children Kelly (Israel) Montes, Kent Horgan and Alex (Rodolfo) Landeros; siblings Cheryl Martinez, Tim (Liz) Horgan, Layne (Raelee) Horgan, Dawn (Pat) Cunningham; many nieces and nephews; and grandchildren Azael (7), Yelitza (3). Jim had a great sense of humor and always made everyone feel welcome. In his free time he loved hunting, camping, hiking, biking, traveling, tinkering with various projects, spending time with his family, and with playing with his grandchildren. Celebrating Jim Horgan, Grace United Methodist Church "The Gathering Place", 200 North Main St, Hendricks, MN 56136 Friday, May 27th 2022. 11am service followed by lunch.


Bill Kajer

Kajer, Bill age 91, of New Prague, died 5/21/22. Survivors include, sons, Scott (Marianne Wheelock) Kajer & Kevin (Andrea) Kajer; grandchildren, Ben (Caitlin), Hannah, Matthew (Moira), Margaret (Brett Rousseau), Nick, Frank. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 AM, Thursday, St. Wenceslaus Church, New Prague. Visitation 5-7 PM Wednesday & Thursday 7:30-9:30 AM at Bruzek Funeral Home. bruzekfuneralhome.com


Robert K. 'Bob' Kasbohm

Kasbohm, Robert K. (Bob) Beloved husband, father, brother and grandfather passed away peacefully at N. C. Little Hospice on May 21, 2022, at age 91. He is preced ed in death by his parents, Mary and Frank Kasbohm and his brother Donald Kasbohm. Survived by his brother Tom Kasbohm. He will be missed by his wife, Donna, and his nine children: Brian (Chris), Jeffrey, Tony, Michael (Jenny), Julie (Dave), Bob (Sally), Carol, Charles (Lori), and Kristen (Pete) as well as sixteen grandchildren: Brianna; Kyle and Grace; Zachary, Allie and Charlie; Taylor and Megan; Justin, Brooke, Matthew and Christopher; Ben, Jacob, Aubrey, and Peter; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation on Wednesday, May 25, 5:00 - 8:00 pm at Gearty-Delmore Park Chapel, 3960 Wooddale Ave South, St. Louis Park. Mass of Christian Burial, Thursday, May 26, 10:30 am at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie with lunch to follow. Visitation one hour prior to service. Live Stream provided by PaxChristi.com. In lieu of flowers or gifts, please make donations to Grace Hospice or Pax Christi Catholic Community. Gearty-Delmore 952-926-1615 gearty-delmore.com


Darrell Krepsky

Krepsky, Darrell of Blaine, passed away May 21, 2022. Preceded in death by his parents, Gilbert and Leola Krepsky. Survived by his wife Cathy of 35 years; children, Ashley (Graham) and granddog Harvey, Matthew (Jenna) and grandchildren Nash and Ayla; sister, Phyllis (Philip); brother, Kevin (Diane); sisters-in- law, Roberta (Bob), Mary (Dave) and Amy; mother-in-law, Joann; and several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Darrell's honor to the Diabetes Association. Memorial service at 11 am, Friday, May 27, friends and family may gather 1 hour prior to service, all at: Washburn-McReavy.com Coon Rapids Chapel 763-767-1000 1827 Coon Rapids Blvd.


Michael William Krug

Krug, Michael William age 70 of SW Minneapolis. Preceded in death by twin brother, Steven James Krug; mother, Dolores Mae Carriveau. Graveside service, Wednesday, May 25, 2022, 2:00 p.m. at Lakewood Cemetery, 3600 Hennepin Avenue. GILLBROTHERS.com MINNEAPOLIS, MN 612 861 6088


Janet Patton

Patton, Janet February 12, 1945 - May 19, 2022 Janet Clara Nelson Patton, age 77, most re-cently of Sharpsburg, Georgia passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2022. Janet was born February 12, 1945 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to the late Howard John Nelson and the late Dorothy Clara Draheim Nelson. Janet attended Mankato State University and completed her Bachelor's degree in Business Education at Emporia State University. She taught Business Education in various school districts in Texas including (Sherman, Rains ISD, Commerce ISD and Douglass ISD) and developed office education curriculum for the state of Texas. Janet was one of the first computer teachers in Commerce and enjoyed anything to do with business and computers. Her favorite pastimes were playing Bridge, games on her phone and watching Law and Order SVU. Janet was a collector of antique typewriters and various other pieces of business equipment. She loved a good Coca-Cola, Minnesota Chow Mein, and enjoyed her favorite candies (Snickers, Baby Ruth, Three Musketeers and around Easter... Peeps!). Although she was born in Minnesota and ended her life in Georgia, after many years in Commerce and Nacogdoches, TX, both she and her late husband, Ron considered themselves to be Texans through and through! In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her beloved husband, Ronald Paul Patton; and her brother, Ronald John Nelson. Janet is survived by her son, Jeffery Scott (Sherry) Patton; daughters, Jennifer Jean (Richard) Maples, and Jammie Sue Wakefield; grandchildren: Tyler Scott Patton, Ruby Nicole Patton, Cameron Richard Maples and Jacob Thomas Maples; sister, Sandy (Denny) Erickson; sisters-in-law, Toni Nelson, and Diana Sue (Harold) Hofmann; a host of nieces and nephews; and her caregivers who became more like family, Adrian, Elaine, Judy, and Michele. Private services will be held with close family. In accordance with her wishes, she will be cremated and will be placed next to her husband, Ron, in Rosehaven Cemetery, Douglasville, GA. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at stjude.org/…. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at whitleygarner.com for the Patton family. Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted with the services for Janet Clara Nelson Patton. 770-942-4246


Gregory James Prom

Prom, Gregory James Born January 18, 1931 passed away May 20, 2022 at the age 91. Born and raised on a farm near Harvey, ND. Greg completed an engineering degree at North Dakota State University, then relocated to Boston for a few years, finally settling in Minneapolis to work as an electrical engineer at Honeywell. Greg's passions were his faith, family, gardening and running. He completed over 60 marathons worldwide, including 30 Twin City Marathons during his running career. He was considered an elite runner by the running community. Greg is preceded in death by his wife Sally, his daughter Sheila Craig, his parents Laurence and Edith Prom, his sisters Theresa, Susan and Paula, brothers Math, Tony, Adrian and Roman. Greg is survived by his children Jack (Michele), Mary (Ted), Dan (Jodi), James, Paul (Kathleen) and Bob (Ann), his second wife Patricia, and her children Paula (Bob), Sharon, David, Ann, Chris and Kathy, 17 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, brothers Al, Pat, Tim and Terry. Visitation Thursday 5/26 4-7pm at the Washburn-McReavy Northeast Chapel and Friday 5/27 10:30 am at the Church of St. Charles Borromeo. Mass of Christian Buriel Friday 5/27 11:30am in the Church of St. Charles Borromeo 2739 Stinson Blvd St. Anthony. Interment Resurrection Cememery. Washburn-McReavy.com Northeast Chapel 612-781-6828 2901 Johnson St. N.E.


Scott Allen Skrypek

Skrypek, Scott Allen Age 53 of Andover. Scott passed away peacefully in his sleep on a family fishing trip. Preceded in death by grandparents, John & Cecilia, Wilfred "Papa" Mahowald. Survived by loving wife of 26 years, Sandy; daughters, Emily (fiancé Nathan Yurek), Hannah; granddogs, Wilson and Lulu; brothers, Dan (Katy), Josh; sisters, Sarah (Joe) Buffington, Becky; mother, Patricia (Jeffrey) Theroux; father, Rod (Nancy); grandmother, Eileen Mahowald; mother-in-law, Patricia Kassekert; many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Mass of Christian Burial 11 AM Thursday, May 26 at ST. JOSEPH OF THE LAKES CATHOLIC CHURCH, 171 Elm St., Lino Lakes. Visitation from 9-11 AM Thursday at the church. Scott was a member of the food industry for his entire career, most recently UNFI. His loves were his family, fishing, the Gophers, the Loons, and North Metro Soccer Association. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to the family. MUELLER-BIES 651-784-3390 muellerbies.com


Edward Eugene Stifter

Stifter, Edward Eugene (92) passed away 19 May 2022, at the Trinity Care Center in Farmington, MN. Ed was born on 5 Feb 1930 to Edward and Gisella (Windisch) Stifter in Winsted, MN. He graduated from Winsted area schools and enlisted in the Army in 1948, spending three years in the service. Ed married Helen Guillien in 1954 and settled in Farmington where they raised five sons and Ed worked for many years at Peine Plumbing and Heating. After Helen passed away, Ed married Audrey (Biehn) Regenscheid in 2001. They remained in Farmington and were active members of St. Michael's Catholic Church. A proud Korean War veteran, Ed was a plumber by trade and was often found tinkering in his backyard shop - lovingly called "Ed's shed". He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and past Commander of the American Legion Post 189. Ed was preceded in death by his parents; first wife Helen; son Mike; brothers, Casey, Bill, and Dick Stifter; brothers-in-law, Leland and Byrl Guillien; and sister-in-law Aloris LaRose. He is survived by his loving wife Audrey; sons Pat (Julie) Stifter of Washington, Pete (Jane), John (Brenda), and Joe (Dana) Stifter of Colorado; stepchildren Jane Erickson and Joe, Jerry, Steve, Scott, and Dave Regenscheid; brother Linus (Mary) Stifter; sisters-in-law Alyce Stifter, Marie Goergen, Annette Theis; and brothers-in-law Farrell, Lloyd, and Joseph Guillien as well as his many nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Farmington at 11 AM on Friday, 27 May. Visitation will be at White Funeral Home, 901 3rd Street, Farmington, MN from 5-8 PM on Thursday and also at the church on Friday for one hour before the service. Interment will be at St. Michael's Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations to St Michaels, or a charity of your choice. White Funeral Home Farmington 651-463-7374 Condolences: whitefuneralhomes.com


Robert James 'Bob' Welter

Welter, Robert "Bob" James passed away into the loving arms of God at the age of 71 after battling with Parkinson's Disease for 16 years. He was married to the love of his life Debra Joan of Maple Grove, MN for almost 20 years. He is survived by his two children and three grandchildren, a stepson, and a stepdaughter along with two step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Mary and Gerald (Jerry) Welter and his sister Martha. Bob is also survived by his two brothers and three sisters and countless friends and loved ones. Bob was born September 17, 1950, in Minneapolis and died with family by his side on May 7, 2022, at White Pine Assisted Living in Blaine, MN. He was a wonderful man, who loved his family to his final days. Bob was honest, caring, compassionate, and always was willing to help other people in need. He loved telling jokes and liked to make people laugh. A celebration of Bob's life will be held with a memorial service on August 19th at 11 am at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Minnetonka. In lieu of flowers please consider a monetary donation to The Michael J. Fox Parkinson's Foundation.