Published in the Pioneer Press on August 31 to September 2, Preceded in death by her father, Dale Astleford. Located between Cleveland and Akron, this 6-room bed and breakfast has been renovated and made modern, though it still retains its original elegance and character. Mary-Jo was full of life, and a stubborn fighter. The Resorts at Wendover Gift Card provides you with the perfect gift, every time. Published in the Pioneer Press on June 3, Ikola; three nieces, Allison A.

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We watched as she was left to raise 5 kids from ages 12 to She did that with love, faith, style, and occasionally a big stick. One thing she never did was complain; it was not her way. We all love you mom, god speed your journey to heaven. We would like to thank the doctors and nursing staff on first floor at St. John's hospital in Maplewood. They were all extremely professional and compassionate in assisting us during Dorothy's passing.

Memorial service at 2: North Roseville, MN Dorothy requested honorariums in her memory in lieu of money or flowers to: Paul May 19, Died in Big Lake August 17, Survived by loving wife, Barbara. Passed away peacefully on the 17th of August in North Oaks.

In he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and together with his bride, June, sailed to America to take a post at the University of Chicago. While at Case Western Reserve he became fascinated by the factors determining compatibility between materials and biological processes which subsequently led to a move to Minnesota and 3M where during the s and 90s he led ground breaking research into the development of materials for medical use. Don was a passionate believer in the importance of both arts and sciences.

Throughout his career Don encouraged June to pursue her career as an actress and after moving to Minneapolis she became a member of the Guthrie Theatre company. Don was a valued colleague and friend and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. A celebration of his life will be held privately with friends and family.

These products aided physicians in improving patients' lives. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Memorials preferred to the family.

Harry went to join his heavenly Father on August 15, Preceded in death by parents, Henry and Beverly; siblings, Mike and Jimmy. Harry loved fishing and looking for precious rocks. Published in the Pioneer Press on August 19, Passed away at age 86 on August 15, in Maplewood, MN.

Nancy was married to the late Dale W. She was preceded in death by her brother, Leonard Johnson Jr. Friends and family are welcome to attend a memorial service for Nancy on Tuesday, August 21 at 4: Visitation 1 hour prior to service.

Published in the Star Tribune on August 19, Jim was born on April 13, in Wadena, MN. He grew up farming his family's homestead farm in Verndale, MN. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying fishing and hunting with his family and friends. In his younger years he loved playing cards and going dancing.

But most of all, Jim loved his family, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He had an infectious smile and kind heart and made friends with everyone he encountered. Jim is survived by the love of his life, Jan of 64 years; daughter, Cheryl John ; son, Mark Becky ; sister , Ruth; and 5 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren.

Visitation begins at Published in the Star Tribune on August 17, Celebration of life to be held at a later date. She had resided there and died 12 days before her 94th birthday.

Ginny is also survived by her brother, Richard Mary Lowry and their extensive family who called her Aunt Ginny. Duluth was always her "home" even though she lived in WBL and Richfield for most of her life. She retired from Lutheran Brotherhood after working full time until age Ginny was a fun loving grandma who loved to travel, golf, dance, paint and play a mean game of bridge.

She loved life and family and will be remembered fondly by all who knew her. Paul on August Memorials are suggested to Fairview Hospice. All at Our Lady of the Lake in Mound. In lieu of flowers, memorials to family preferred. Published in the Star Tribune on August 15, Survived by daughter, Dawn Douglas Taylor and sisters, Beverly Bill Krank and Kathleen Lucht and many nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grand-children.

Services at a later date. Preceded in death by parents, Jerald and Virginia. Jeanna was a beloved, kind hearted, goofball who's love of laughter was matched only by her determination to help those around her. She was adored by all she met and her spirit will live on through the rich memories she leaves behind. Visitation begins at 12 PM. Celebration of life to proceed service at Bloomington Event Center. In lieu of flowers please make any donations to the family.

Published in the Star Tribune on August 14, Preceded by sister Jackie Whitcher, and nephew Mike Whitcher. Survived by sister Donna Mike Hartzell; brother-in-law Ross Whitcher, niece and nephews and their families. Special thanks to the caring staff at St. Graveside service will be at Elmhurst Cemetery at 9: Plunske, Kenneth John, Sr.

November 26, - August 9, Age 84 of Dalbo. Novelist and short story writer. Preceded in death by father, Walter. Randy loved his family, literature, history, films, politics, and sports. He was a private man of exceptional insight, intelligence, and integrity, with an incisive wit, a herculean capacity for work, and a generous spirit.

The family will be celebrating Randy's life in a small private gathering. Memorials preferred to St. Published in the Star Tribune on August 12, July 2, - August 8, Age 85 of Minneapolis.

A lifelong Minnesota resident, she raised her family in Bloomington, MN where she continued to live until her passing. Along with her family and friends, Jean enjoyed cheering on the Minnesota Twins and catching up at the Eagles Club.

Jean leaves a legacy of sassy compassion and a love for her family: Anyone who knew Pauline knows she had a heart of gold. She was loved by many and will be truly missed. Paul MN pm. Published in the Pioneer Press on August 12, Passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, August 8th, Steve was a real estate agent with Keller Williams Premier Realty in Woodbury, MN and he and Caran have also been surrounded by this extended family and many others in the real estate community.

Steve was an avid outdoorsman who loved camping and fishing in Northern Minnesota on Lake Namakan and also at the family cabin in Danbury, WI. He was an avid reader and enjoyed many home improvement projects. Steve will be profoundly missed by those who knew him. Memorial Service held on Friday, August 17th at 1: Visitation and refreshments to follow service. Wallenberg, Christine Lee March 16, - August 8, Age 63 of Eden Prairie, born on March 16, , to the late Ruth Marquard and the late Clarence Wallenberg, passed away after a brave battle against cancer at age 63 on August 8, She was a DJ in various states and cities until retiring in She also taught radio at Columbia College for many years.

Christine was preceded in death by her nephew, Robby. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Those who wish may donate in Christine's name to American Cancer Society.

Published online on August 10, Grobel, Marion Arlene nee Chovan July 26, - August 7, Age 79 of Minnitrista, passed away peacefully on August 7th after a battle with cancer. The family will be celebrating Marion's life in a small private gathering. We will also host a small luncheon after the funeral in the fellowship hall. Feel free to bring a dessert to share. We kindly ask for monetary donations in lieu of flowers. Loving Husband and Father passed peacefully at home the morning of Aug.

Tony is survived by his sisters, Elizabeth Kampa and Theresa Storey; brothers, Joseph Kampa and Leonard Kampa; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Tony served in the Marine Corps for 5 years. He served in Korea in one of the worst battles in American history The Chosin Reservoir in and A Military Service will be held on August 31, at 1: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Anthony J.

Published in the Star Tribune on August 23, Lorence, Wenceslas Raymond Jr. November 5, - August 4, Age of Bloomington, passed away after suffering a stroke on Aug 4th, Preceded in death by parents and brother, Albert. Wenceslas lived at home in Bloomington his entire life with the exception of his time in the service during WWII.

Wenceslas will be missed by many loving nephews, nieces, sisters and neighbors. Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Alan was a free spirit who, in one brief moment, forgot how much he was truly loved. He was a thoughtful, caring man who gave the greatest hugs.

He loved the outdoors, art, music and working on cars. Alan was often the life of the party at family gatherings and embraced our silly traditions.

The thought of his impish grin will always make us smile, and his beautiful blue eyes will sparkle in our minds forever. Pirates everywhere… raise your grog to "Ratchet. Passed away peacefully August 4, at The Pillars Hospice four days short of her 90th birthday.

She has gone to join her beloved husband, Bill; sisters, Teresa and Alvera; and brothers, Luigi and Jerry. Survived by her loving daughters, Lori and Leanne; son-in-law, Yousef Yazdani; grandson, William, who meant everything to her; special niece, Debbie Bruce Pederson; nephew, Greg Trusk-olaski; and many nieces and nephews.

Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, Aug. Published in the Star Tribune on August 8, A Memorial Service will be held in early September, details to follow. Published in the Star Tribune on August 7, Marlys loved to garden, craft and quilt.

Private funeral services will be held for the immediate family only. Published in the Pioneer Press on August 7, He was an amazing family man who loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. His huge heart and love of family will be greatly missed. Joseph died peacefully August 3rd surrounded by family at his Maple-wood home after surviving pancreatic cancer for 19 months. Musician first and foremost: Electrical design engineer by day.

Camping, canoeing and traveling companion to Connie, family and friends. Fun-loving husband, son, brother, uncle. Born August 24, , the eldest of six musically-inclined children, his music studies began at age six with the arrival of a piano at the Richfield home.

The family move to Lindstrom brought new music opportunities and Joe graduated valedictorian in from Chisago Lakes H. S, and later from St. John's University with a B. Joe performed in bands, choirs and quartets his whole life, and released several albums of original songs and arrangements.

A regular musician and parishioner at St. Joan of Arc Church in Minneapolis he contributed new music for worship. As a piano teacher he shared his love of music with a new generation.

Celebration of Life Tuesday August 21st at Joan of Arc Church 3rd Ave. Visitation one hour prior to service. Special thanks to St. Croix Hospice for quality comfort care in Joe's final weeks. Memorials preferred to the family, to be forwarded to Joe's favorite social justice and environmental organizations. Goodmanson, Max Lee, Jr. August 11, - August 3, Age 64 of Lauderdale. Surrounded by his family, "Uncle Max", as most knew him, was taken by his Lord on August 3rd, Max was born on August 11, in Minneapolis, MN.

He is survived by his 3 brothers, Merl Cami , Daryle Connie , Tom; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. He will be missed greatly. Preceded in death by parents, Dean and Helen Presley. Survived by husband, Randy; sister, Sharon Ken Detlie; brother, Dick Diane Presley; many grandchildren; nieces; nephews; family; and friends.

A celebration of life will be held at a future date. Visitation at the church beginning at 9: Published in the Pioneer Press from Aug 3 to Aug 6, Booth, Michael Joseph February 5, - July 30, Age 58 of Maple Grove, passed away after a short and aggressive battle with cancer. He passed away peacefully with his wife at his side. He spent his working career in the medical field, mostly the insurance aspect. He and his wife Lisa founded Good Karma in The impact he has had on countless lives, both human and animal, can never be measured.

Vern was a retired retail manager. Published in the Star Tribune on August 5, Survived by his loving wife Maryellen just 2 months short of 39 years of marriage. Life long friend Thomas Filla. Celebration of life will be held Tuesday, August 14 3: Published in the Star Tribune on August 9, Olaf College and Mankato State, earning her teaching certificate.

Esther was known for her baking and cooking skills, her creativity, and her wit. She was known as the "Love Lady" by many, and until the day she died, never let a day go by without telling someone she loved them. Paul, MN on Sunday, September 9, at 3: John passed away peacefully on July 28, at Methodist Hospital. Please join us and share any memories that you have of the time that you spent with him. Dummer, Thomas Mathew August 12, - July 26, Age 85 of Edina, formerly of Bloomington, died peacefully at home surrounded by family on July Born and raised in Fairfax, Minnesota, Thomas went on to become an Air Force pilot during the Korean War and then worked as a commercial airline captain for Northwest for 33 years.

He was a lifelong hunter, skilled carpenter, avid fisherman and passionate cribbage player. Visitation 1 hour prior.

Published in the Star Tribune on August 1, Mark died July 26, after a battle with cancer. He was a caring and devoted father, grandfather, brother, uncle, teacher, and musician who will be missed dearly by those who loved him. Preceded in death by his parents Paul and Mary Martin. Donations to Walker West Music Academy in his honor in lieu of flowers would be appreciated.

At his request no visitation or funeral will be planned. Please check his facebook page for plans to include a celebration of his life at a later date. Published in the Pioneer Press on July 29, She was a caring teacher for over 30 years in the Robinsdale and the Stillwater Public School District. She was a loving wife and mother and will be deeply missed.

Memorials to Mary Ann's favorite charities: Jill lost her 7 year battle with cancer on July 26, Preceded in death by parents, Rickard and Jean Olson. Memorial service at a later date. Published in the Star Tribune on July 29, Zangs, John Mathias, Jr. The first child of John Sr. John graduated from Washington H. Thomas in and a J. John was a lifetime member of the VFW Post He was an attorney and supervisor for the Minnesota Dept.

A devoted husband, caring father and brother and a loyal friend to many. A memorial mass will be held at the Church of St. Joseph, Seminole Ave, West St. Paul, MN at Published in the Pioneer Press on August 5, Carolyn was a noted garden author, and wife of the late Dr. Survived by five children, 10 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandson. Funeral services will be at 11 a. Passed away peacefully surrounded by family on July 24, Bob was happiest boating and spending time with his children.

Celebration of life gathering for friends and family will be held on Sunday, August 5th from Published in the Pioneer Press on August 1, Loving father of Ryan Gruber. Frank will be fondly remembered by his many family members, and numerous friends. Kim was a talented and perceptive academic. Kim graduated from Marshall University H. As a literary scholar Kim's published work appeared in a number of academic journals, and he also collaborated widely as an editor and translator.

Tom Conley, friend and colleague, remembers Kim's work for Enclitic this way: As a prose stylist and thinker, he was the boldest of adventurers as well as a gifted designer and artist. He was a superb photographer, a classical guitarist, and excelled in sports in his youth. Kim is survived by his family: We will all miss his kind and gentle company. Celebration of Life Service to be announced September Preceded in death by husband, Lloyd; brothers, James and Roy; and son, Greg.

Minneapolis, MN, Thursday, August 9, Meet and Greet 2: Mary died July 22 after a short illness while on vacation in MN. Preceded in death by beloved sons Lewis and Patrick and daughter-in-law Rikke. Funeral service to be announced at a later date.

Survived by daughters, Robin Beseth and Colleen Mike Horvath; 4 grandchildren; 5 great-grand children. Published in the Pioneer Press on July 22, Patsy was preceded in death by her loving husband, Jack; her son, John; and three sisters. Patsy is survived by her children, David, Rick, Randy, Kim, and Tamara; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brother, and sister.

Patsy, who was known to all as "Granny," enjoyed shopping, traveling with her daughters, and spending time with her grandchildren. Patsy's sense of humor, captivating smile, and contagious laugh will be missed by her family and those who cared for her at the end of her life.

Patsy's family will hold a private burial at Ft. Survived by his loving family: Lauren, Nick, Emily, and Gabe; sisters: Dean was an amazing dad, loving Grandpa and will be deeply missed. Published in the Star Tribune on July 25, Venable, James Michael Jr. November 9, - July 12, Age 55 of Saint Paul.

He lived at St. Anthony Residence prior to his death at Regions Hospital in St. Survived by father James Michael Venable, Sr. Services and interment will be private or at a later date. His second family was the people he worked with and he was a best friend to so many. He was generous to a fault. If he was wearing a shirt and you needed one, he would give it to you in a moment. We watched him as he went through all his various phases from Goth to Hippie, but he was passionate about them all.

His infectious laugh will heal us as we grieve. Dana was never afraid to try new things. He earned the nickname "Worldly Dane" at a young age and lived up to it with his travels.

He hunted arrowheads in Texas; went scuba diving in St. Croix, USVI; and skydiving. We lost him so many times in the mountains of Hawaii, we coined the phrase "Where's Dana? Dana's resourcefulness kept him alive for his short 32 years. His vibrance will be missed because our "Freak Show Family" will never be the same without him. Again, but not for the last time, we ask "Where's Dana?

A Celebration of Dana's Life is being planned and details will be announced soon. Published in the Star Tribune on July 22, November 15, - July 17, Age 94 of Arden Hills. Preceded in death by daughter Lynda Breen and son Don Jenkins. He worked at NSP until his retirement at age He lived a full and happy life enjoying many hobbies including golfing, fishing, gardening and spending time with his family and friends. He will be dearly missed.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Jerome. He was a lover of roses and his family and friends. Service will be held Aug. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to family. Private services will be held. Published in the Star Tribune on July 19, Survived by mother, Deloris Miller; 4 brothers; 4 sisters; and many nieces, nephews, and long time friend Michael Hockert. She will be missed by her family, many friends, and her 2 cats.

A celebration of KC's life will be held on Sun. Mary-Jo was full of life, and a stubborn fighter. She was beautiful, classy, social and artistic.

Preceded in death by parents, Luther and Carol York. He will be deeply missed by his devoted wife, family, and friends. Visitation will be held at the church, an hour before the service. Guests are also encouraged to stay and visit with the family after the service. She attended the University of MN Duluth and became a teacher.

Marilyn taught school in California for a time before she came back to MN and met Dick. After they were married, they bought a house in Burnsville MN, where they raised their family.

Marilyn worked for the Burnsville school system for many years, and volunteered for many years at Fairview Ridges Hospital and Ebenezer Ridges Senior Living, in Burnsville. Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, and her sister Patricia. October 3, - July 14, Age 54 of Hudson, Wisconsin. Preceded in death by parents, John and Helen Lehto Pellika. Born June 27, , Chisholm, MN. Rick was a business executive, tournament fishing director, and small business owner.

Rick was a generous, caring person with a sense of humor that included many tales from the Range. Published in the Star Tribune on July 18, The man, the myth, the legend. A 45 year friend of Bill W. Whether through his famous storytelling, or his great zest for life, Dan always embodied compassion, tender heartedness, and a giving soul that touched all those he met.

Dan passed away with his family by his side on Saturday, July 14 in St. Proclaimed "best grandpa in the world" by his eight grandchildren: In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to a fund for family of Dan Powell. Survived by sister, Holly Schmidt; sister-in-law, Janice Dubin Jack Padek ; and many loving nieces, nephews, and friends.

Hawley Court, Milwaukee, WI. Published in the Star Tribune on July 24, Strese, David William, Sr. December 10, - July 13, Age 61 of Apple Valley. Published online on July 14, courtesy of Tributes. Linn, Edward James January 19, - July 12, Age 76 of Excelsior, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family. Ed was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and a wonderful friend to many.

Ed was an alumni of St. Thomas Academy and the University of St. Ed was an avid and talented outdoors man who shared his love of the outdoors with his family and friends. He had a passion for teaching and mentoring others and always encouraged them "to do your best!

A gathering of family and friends will be held to celebrate Ed's Irish Goodbye. Published in the Pioneer Press on July 15, He was employed by Washington County as Library Director from A memorial event will be announced at a later date. Robert grew up in the St Francis area and joined the Navy in He served two tours of duty in Iraq as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. He was later selected for the Seaman to Admiral program when he was diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer.

Visitation is at 10 AM with the service starting at Published in the Star Tribune on July 15, Preceded in death by father Dudley Arp and step-father Thomas Mullins. Peacefully went to be with her Lord Jesus surrounded by family on July 10, She is preceded in death by her father, mother, step-father, and four siblings.

She is survived by her children, Shawn, Matthew Sonya , Tara Alex , Tanya, Anthony, and Chloe Derrick ; three brothers; one sister; 16 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Matthew's Catholic Church, Hall Ave. Paul on Friday July 20 at Preceded in death by husband Rocco and parents Clarence and Eleanor Mertens. A private family ceremony will be held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. The Panda Pad is a charming and cozy cabin perfect for couples or small families.

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