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While his final years were heartbreaking, we are delighted that he remained unaware of With his death, we know that the road is rising up to meet him, the wind is at his back and the sun is shining warmly on his face always. As a memorial to his life and work, please make a donation to the ACLU.

Survived by children Shawn, Simone and Sonia. Preceded by daughter Suliko and husband John Robinson. Born in Hitler's Germany, Lilly spent life opposing war, racism and social injustice, and championing immigrants and refugees.

She was a special ed. An artist and world traveler, she surrounded herself with folk art and was learning new things until the end. Preceded in death by infant daughter Amy and his parents Ted and Libby Pulkrabek.

Private family interment at Koniska cemetary. E, Glencoe, MN She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Reidell, Jr. Visitation will be from 1: Burial of her ashes will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery at a later date. Darrell was a most amazing man. He was a devoted, loving husband to his wife, Anna, for over 50 years. He was a consistently loving and caring father to his son, Sean. He cherished his daughter-in-law, Liv, and his two grandchildren, Sophia and Evan. He was loyal and true to his four brothers and one sister.

He was a dedicated and loving son to his now-deceased parents. He loved his nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, and his dozens of cousins. He was a powerful co-worker and leader in the insurance world where he was committed to lifting people up to their greatest potential and aiming for goals successfully.

On July 7, we lost our loving, kind, loyal and wickedly funny husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle to Alzheimer's disease. Darrell fought his illness with dignity and courage, never sinking into self-pity. He was not demoralized by the daily losses of memory, the hallmark of Alzheimer's disease. He gracefully met each challenge, trusting his wife and son to provide him with the care that kept him home to the very end.

And all of us who survive him are so grateful to Anna and Sean. He graduated from Loyola High School and University of Montana in Missoula and then moved to the Twin Cities with his new wife, Anna, where he worked in the insurance industry for his entire working career. Darrell was preceded in death by his parents and his infant son, Scott Christian.

Besides being survived by his wife, son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren, Darrell is survived by his four brothers and their spouses: And we will all miss his wicked sense of humor, his extraordinary practical jokes and his most exquisite way of letting you know that he loved you just the way you are. Funeral services will be private for family only.

A post service gathering will be held 4: He was preceded in death by his parents, Erling and Helen Grotberg, and his eldest brother Walter. He will be interred at Fort Snelling at a future date. Published in the Star Tribune on July 8, She was born August 19, in St.

She grew up in St. Paul and graduated from Monroe High School. She married Russell John Pisek August 30, Preceded in death by husband Russell J.

Survived by children Todd Pisek of St. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Published in the Pioneer Press on July 12, Richard was the beloved husband of Beverly Jean Carlson. He has six grandsons and two great grandsons. He had a passion for spending his summers in Wisconsin. Friends and family are welcome to attend the celebration of life on Thursday, July 12 from 4: Preceded in death by father, Jerry.

Survived by wife, Nichol; daughter, Kylie; mother, Laurie; brother, Shane Kristine ; sister-in-law, Tiffany; nephews, Tim, Brock, Kayden; father and mother-in-law, David and Cheri Schmeichel, many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred. Shawn was a loving father who adored his little girl, Kylie Rose. Shawn was taken from his family and friends far too soon and will be dearly missed.. Published in the Star Tribune on July 6, In , she met the love of her life, Bob Carlson, and they married in They welcomed daughter Audrey in and son Chet in Deb discovered her voice and ear for music at an early age, teaching herself to sing harmony as a toddler.

She continued to develop her gift and learned to play many musical instruments. She spent her life sharing her beautiful voice and talents through performance and teaching roles at schools, at churches, and through Kindermusik. She truly loved performing, whether as a soloist or as a member of an ensemble including The Bethel Connection and the Anoka Opera Company.

Deb also enjoyed celebrating the joy of experiencing music with friends during frequent spur of the moment jam sessions. With a passion for and a love of life, she touched those around her with her grace, warmth and beautiful spirit. Parking is available at Highland High School and attendees are asked to bring their own chairs. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made on Deb's Gofundme site: Published in the Pioneer Press on July 8, Paul Resident and Music Educator Vera passed away peacefully on June 30, with family by her side.

Vera's parents died when she was a young girl and she was subsequently raised by her Aunt Winnifred in Kansas City. She graduated with honors at the age of 16 and received a full scholarship to Kansas University, where she majored in music education and piano. After college, Vera taught middle-school music and met Tom. His job at 3M brought them to Minnesota, where they raised three sons. Later in life Vera enjoyed her family, her dogs, yoga and dance, spiritual healing, several trips to Europe, reading mysteries, playing chamber music with friends, and being involved in community music.

Visitation at 5 pm and service at 6 pm. Memorials to Animal Humane Society preferred. He adored his three grandchildren, June, Charlie and Grace. The family will be making a memorial donation at a later date. Published in the Pioneer Press on July 6, Susan was a compassionate, kind and loving mother, grandmother, sister and daughter.

She will be eternally missed by her loving family. Mother, Lola Astleford, and adoring nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her father, Dale Astleford. Private family service to be held on one of Susan's favorite holiday's - 4th of July. Published in the Star Tribune on July 1, Memorial service will be held Tuesday July 10 at Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.

She is survived by extended family, many loving friends and wonderful caregivers. Preceded in death by parents, Gary and Laura; and brother, Michael. Janice worked as an advocate at the Hennepin County Attorney's office for over 20 years.

Memorials preferred to donor's choice. Kathy is survived by loving husband of 48 years Ron, children: A special thanks to Healtheast Hospice care team. Published in the Pioneer Press on July 1, Paul Passed away June 25, after a battle with cancer.

Preceded in death by parents Morris and Janet Thorson. N, Shoreview, with visitation from 1pm-3pm. Published in the Pioneer Press from July 1 to July 8, Preceded in death by parents, Rolf and Mildred. Ronald proudly served in the Navy from through July 5 at 11AM.

Celebration of Life will be held later that day at 7PM with visitation at 6: Predeceased by her sister Barbara and loving husband, Karl. She is deeply loved and will be profoundly missed. Memorial service July 7, 2 pm. Repast July 7, 3: Left us in the arms of our loving Savior. We invite you to wear her favorite color, pink. A service of celebration will be Saturday, June 30, at St.

Joseph's Catholic Church 10th Ave. Visitation at 10 am. Mass at 11 am. Burial will be on Monday, July 2, at Fort Snelling at 1: Published in the Pioneer Press on June 28, Preceded in death by parents, Lawrence and Helen Holmes; and husband, Eugene. Memorial service will be held Sat. Published in the Pioneer Press on June 27, Preceded in death by her father Wally, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Special thank you to Woodwinds Hospital and Pillars Hospice. Memorial service Saturday July 7th at Louis Park, formerly of Jamestown, reunited with his beloved mother, Ruth M. Crisafulli, on June 21, , in Saint Louis Park. Daniel was born Feb. He grew up in the house that he helped his parents build during his childhood. He loved coming back to his childhood home to visit.

Daniel also picked up his father's building skills. A project he was always proud to have worked on, with his father and brother, was the Dipson 8 Theaters in Lakewood.

Growing up, Daniel was in Boy Scouts Pinewood Derby and marching band, where he played the saxophone. He performed in several plays and musicals, where he sang and danced. He played football, track and field, cross-country running, skiing and golf. He was a fantastic cook, loved to travel and had countless talents. Dan loved to swim in his family's pool and every summer on Chautauqua Lake at Ferraro's dock.

His favorite subject was French. He traveled to Quebec and his favorite teacher was Madame Hepper. Daniel's family was most important to him and each of his friends he considered family. He loved all of his classmates. He could have a great time anywhere he went.

He always gave so much. Daniel could light up a room and create a smile from anyone who ever heard his joyful, bellowing laugh. These memories were priceless to him. Dan fulfilled one of his dreams when he opened his own clothing store. Dan owned and operated Khaki Raks in Jamestown.

Daniel is survived by his father, Nicholas A. He was preceded in death by his mother, Ruth M. Crisafulli in ; nephew, Nolan A. Crisafulli in ; paternal grandparents, Angelo and Celestina Crisafulli; and maternal grandparents, Walter and Mildred Harsen.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a. The family invites all who knew and loved him to attend. Daniel's family is planning to fulfill the one and only wish he asked for before he died with an upcoming celebration of life to be announced. Preceded in death by father, Lynn Belisle.

Also by mother, Marguerite Belisle née Tobin. Visitation to begin two hours prior to service with luncheon at church following burial. We offer our sincere gratitude to the amazing staff at Our Lady of Peace inpatient hospice center in St. Paul, MN where George passed. She was raised in Casselton and Jamestown. After retiring, Jessie enjoyed her two cats Troubles and Lady Liberty, she adopted after the mother cat dropped them off at her house.

She also spent time with her children and grandchildren. Jessie enjoyed gardening and taking care of flowers. She loved birds and would have many hummingbirds come to her garden. Jessie was also an avid pinochle player and spent many late nights playing with friends and family.

Jessie dedicated her life to caring for others. She cared for the elderly in her Jamestown and Bismarck homes and also worked at St. In , Jessie and her family moved to Agate where the family took over the Larsen family farm. Jessie is proceeded in death by her parents, Clair and Rosie Stockford, and her brother Kenneth. Publiahed online by Tributes. Jerry was a sign painter for many years at Huber Sign Co. He then was the owner of Winsted Corp.

He was a member of the St. Paul Clown Club, pleasing children wherever he went. He will be remembered by family and friends as a kind and generous man. Celebration of his life will be on Wednesday, July 18 at 4: Published in the Pioneer Press from July 10 to July 13, McHale, Raymond William, Jr. February 25, - June 18, Age 75 of Savage. Survived by son, two stepsons, soulmate, four grandchildren and seven siblings. Published in the Star Tribune on June 24, Survived by many loving family and friends.

Tom is the proud father of two beautiful girls whom he loved more than words can say. Tom was preceded in death by his father Emmet. Services will be held at St. John's Catholic Church of Little Canada. Thursday June 21 at 11 AM. Visitation from 10 AM, luncheon after Mass. Published in the Star Tribune on June 20, Survived by loving wife, Amy nee Heinrich ; parents, Floyd and Katie; brother, Timothy; best friend from childhood, John McDonald; and many friends and family who loved him.

Celebration of Life will be held Sat. Vincent de Paul Church, 93rd Ave N. Published in the Pioneer Press on June 17, February 12, - June 14, Age 65 of Minneapolis. Preceded in death by his wife, Sandra; father, Leslie; mother, Olive; and brothers, Donald and Byron. Loren's passions in life were his family and fishing! He belonged to the Northstar Chapter of the In-Fisherman and would go out with family and friends fishing as often as he could.

He had his own drywall business for years and his wife Sandra worked with him before they retired. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at A gathering of family and friends will be held on Friday morning beginning at 10 a. Sharon enjoyed skiing, dancing, and softball in her youth. After retirement, Sharon enjoyed spending quality time with her children and granddaughters.

Sharon was preceded in death by her father, Elmer Hinnenkamp. Published online on June 13, courtesy of Tributes. Services are being held on Wednesday, June 20, at Memorials may be directed to the family to help with expenses. For questions call Melissa Mckay Schulte at Published in the Pioneer Press from June 17 to June 24, Preceded in death by her husband Alan. A mother, a grandmother, a great grandmother, a U. A creative, active, generous, vibrant woman until Hashimotos Encephalopathy stole her from us 7 years ago.

Please remember her as she was, before she got sick. Memorial service scheduled for June 28, at St. Francis of Assisi church in Lakeland, MN, beginning at 9: Lunch will be provided.

He was born in Kenosha, Wis. He was preceded in death by son, Shawn, grandaughter, Ellie Belle, and both of his parents. There will be a celebration of his life with a memorial service on Friday, June 29, starting at 5: Published online at KenoshaNews. After raising a family she worked at Securian Financial for 23 years, retiring in A beloved mom, grammie, wife, and friend to all, she lived to serve her family and friends and loved them well.

Published in the Star Tribune on June 17, She was preceded in death by her loving parents, Richard and Marilyn Ward, and her brother Donald Ward.

She graduated from Osseo High School and attended St. On September 28, she was united in marriage to Richard St. Visitation one hour prior to the memorial service. Preceded in death by husband Robert, Sr. Survived by son Robert, Jr. Carol ; daughter Linette Justin Arnstad; many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Published in the Star Tribune on June 15, Retired to Marcell, MN in Charlotte was always active in her church and VFW. Preceded in death by husband Col. Survived by 5 sons, 11 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. A private service will be held June 18th graveside Ft. Memorials can be sent to Suomi Lutheran Church, Co. Lifelong Resident of St. He was at home with family when he lost his final battle with COPD.

His love of sports was passed on to his sons, grandsons, and granddaughter. His family was important to him and he believed in putting family first. He spent 36 plus years at Canteen Corporation as a vending machine repair specialist.

He was a strong union advocate, a union steward, and a proud member of the local Teamsters Union. He was preceded in death by his mother Theresa Heffernan and father Thomas Heffernan. As Art wanted, a private family burial service will be held later this summer.

Published in the Pioneer Press on June 24, Walker grew up in Mpls, and met her husband Rev. They married in She was a beloved woman of prayer, good counsel, intellect and wit. She ministered often with piano and song.

She was preceded in death by her father Rev. Memorial service will be held at Published in the Star Tribune on June 11, Published in the Star Tribune on June 10, Goldberg, Ann Marie nee Reemts February 12, - June 7, Age 75 of Eden Prairie, while surrounded by family and in the arms of her daughter, joined our Heavenly Father June 7, after a courageous battle against Pulmonary Fibrosis. Ann was the rock of the family, the peace keeper, and a tireless servant of our Lord.

Ann served others in need through Guild Incorporated for 22 years, Net Menders Ministry for 14 years, and was always involved in her church.

She will be deeply missed by her husband Norman Butch , son Scott, daughter and son-in-law Debbie and David Potts, grandchildren Justin Potts and Kelsey Potts, along with many family and friends that she loved dearly. Memorial service Sunday June 24, 2: Memorials preferred to one of the charities mentioned above or to Ann's church. Preceded in death by wife Gloria. Passed away peacefully at her home on June 7, Preceded in death by her parents, Wallace and Genevieve and her husband Paul.

Delores will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Memorial service will be held June 15, at 1: Memorials preferred to the American Heart Association. Published in the Pioneer Press on June 13, Published in the Pioneer Press on June 10 and June 11, Preceded in death by his father, George. Served in the US Marine Corp. Survived by loving wife of 37 years, Cathy; two loyal fur babies, Jack and Brinkley; and numerous relatives and friends.

Dane was born on April 27, , in Mpls. He grew up with his parents and two siblings. Dane met his wife while working at Snyder Drug, and they married on a very hot day on September 9, , in a church with no air conditioning. One of his greatest accomplishments was being a father to his three wonderful daughters whom he loved with all his heart. Dane had a goal to become a published author, and he was able to hold his third book in his hand before he died. Preceded in death by his daughter, Sarah; father, Elmer; mother, Maurine.

Survived by wife, Debbie Welch , daughters, Katie and Amy, brother, Mark Debbie , twin sister, Dawn Carlyle , and a plethora of in-laws and nieces and nephews. His love of photography sums up his life with "Just one more picture, please. Everyone is welcome to celebrate Dane's life. Published in the Star Tribune on June 8, Gentle, loving husband, father, brother, uncle and friend, passed away Friday, June 1, Dave was born December 6, in Minneapolis.

Dave then took his quick wit and outgoing personality into a career in sales. Dave's passions were music and vintage European cars which led to museum tours at home and abroad and a collection of several hundred models. He enjoyed countless hours with his friends at the South Saint Paul Airport, remarking that it was his job to provide the humor.

He and Connye traveled the back roads in their convertible, often seeking out tractor shows. Dave loved being social and is sponsoring one more party on July 15 for friends and family to share memories and anecdotes of this remarkable man. Published in the Pioneer Press on June 10, Norma Levandoski Age 94 of Bloomington died peacefully on June 1, Born on Christmas December 25th, She was preceded in death by her husband Chester and their son, Kerry.

Visitation is at 10 am followed by the Funeral Service at Graduate of West High in Gary Services of Remembrance will be Wed. June 13, at He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Preceded in death by parents, Edward and Rose Alba; 6 siblings; husband of 67 years, Bruno; and son, Roger.

Survived by son, Ken; nieces, nephews, grand niece and grand nephew. Faye was born near Belcourt, ND and lived in Chicago as a young child. Moved to the family farm in in Mora, MN where she grew up, taught school and met her beloved husband, Bruno. They settled in Minneapolis and raised two sons. She was active in church and community, enjoyed sewing, gardening, ballroom dancing, and visiting casinos. Funeral service Tuesday, June 12 at Visitation one hour prior at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Jarvis Charitable Trust. Memorial Services will be Saturday, July 14, Burial will be at Thatch-Mann Cemetery. Michelle was an amazing and loving woman who always held her family and friends close to her and who will be dearly missed. Please come as you are.

Published in the Star Tribune on June 1, In loving memory of Ken Bjerkelund. Ken left us Monday May 28th to be with his wife Pat in a peaceful and pain free place. Born to Leif and Alice Bjerkelund October 3, Ken started working at Hutchinson Electronics in the early s, then at 3M. It was later renamed to The Sandbar. After 17 years the business was sold and Ken worked at Krauss Anderson until he retired.

Ken and Pat loved the St. Croix River where they had a houseboat and were part of the St. Croix Marina on "C" Dock since Lifetime friends were made and loved. A Celebration of Life for Ken will be held at the St. Published in the Pioneer Press on June 3, A Celebration of life be held at a future date to be announced. Celebration of Life to follow later. February 25, - May 27, Age 40 of Memphis, Tennessee. Memorial Service Monday, June 4th, at 1: Monday, June 04, 1: University Avenue Saint Paul, Minnesota Published online on June 1, courtesy of Tributes.

Dave was an incredible jazz trombonist and possessed a special talent for teaching music to others. He did many other things, but music was in his soul. Dave had a great sense of humor that will be dearly missed. Visitation at 5pm, informal service at 6pm with music afterward. Nelson, Carl Phillip January 20, - May 27, Age 51 of Minneapolis, died peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday, May 27, from a sudden illness. Carl graduated from Austin High School in He lived in Minneapolis for many years.

He had a natural talent for fixing and building things. Carl enjoyed the outdoors and spending time with family. He was a philosophical and gentle man, a hard worker, and had a very witty, dry humor.

He was a good, kind brother and loving uncle, and wonderful son to his mother. He will be terribly missed. He is also survived by nieces and nephews: Published in the Star Tribune on June 3, A loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, son, brother and friend.

Died peacefully surrounded by family. Preceded in death by mother Ruth, brother Jeff. Stanislaus Church Superior St. Paul MN Viewing Lunch downstairs immediately after. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the family. Preceded in death by parents, Arthur and Dorothy Gerth.

Survived by son, Eric Cheryl ; granddaughter, Ashlynn; brothers, Marvin Cheryl and Donald; sister Lois Russell Christian; nieces and nephews; along with many good friends. He was a wonderful father, grand-father and friend. He was always willing to listen and share his opinions and wisdom. Interment at Hillside Cemetery. We will truly miss you Pops. Born on October 25, , in St. Patrick served in the Navy from to in the Vietnam War. Pat was a beloved brother and a loving uncle to many nieces and nephews, a beautiful singer, and a friend to many.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Disabled American Veterans. Funeral service notification pending. Published in the Pioneer Press on May 27, Preceded in death by parents Ed and Clara Olson and daughter Lynelle. Service on Sunday, June 3 at 4: Published in the Pioneer Press on June 1, Ledo, Daniel Bernard, Jr.

August 25, - May 25, Age 74 of North Branch, passed away very peacefully surrounded by love on May 25 Dan is also survived my many loving nieces and nephews and lifelong loyal friend and companion Sally Schneider. Swirtz, David Michael August 22, - May 24, Age 56 of Richfield, formerly of Minneapolis, MN, passed away peacefully on May 24th, at home with his wife, sister, son and friend at his side.

David was a loving husband, father, brother, friend and mentor. He was a gifted carpenter and built hundreds of garages in his career. He was a true advocate and believer in the 12 step program and his 24 years of sobriety is proof.

He was able to connect to his higher power and it ultimately gave him peace and acceptance with Jesus as his savior. David's passions were Astronomy, Science and the Minnesota Twins. He felt his greatest accomplishment was raising his son, Cole. His greatest strength was his humility and the ability to apply it to his own life.

David was blessed with many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations to help the family are appreciated. He was born on January 21, to the Rev. He moved to Minneapolis, MN in , where he lived and worked since then.

His last employment was as a personal care attendant for a quadriplegic man. The family has been astounded by his good memory for people, faces, phone numbers, addresses, family birthdays, and anniversaries.

He had a good singing voice, enjoyed making puns, and drawing cartoons. After becoming fascinated with 3-D art, Roland enjoyed many hours of producing his own 3-D outer-space artwork. He had a strong faith in Jesus and read his Bible every morning and evening. He was preceded in death by his father, Tauno Jarvinen and his brother Arthur Jarvinen.

Memorial tributes may be submitted to Gateway Church, W. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, parents and husband Leo Senart. She is survived by 3 children Jason, Pam and Teresa , 5 grandchildren and 5 siblings. Published in the Star Tribune on May 24, Preceded in death by parents Richard and Rita Simons, passed away at age 62 on May 22, She also leaves behind her cat Molly.

We'd also like to honor her by wearing her favorite color Blue any shade. Friends and family can pay their respects at the celebration of life service, officiated by Jan Delano, on Wednesday, May 30 from Published in the Star Tribune on May 27, Ernest was born to Dr.

They moved to Wattstown in the Rhondda Fach mining valley of S. Ernest attended Wycliffe College in Gloucestershire, and entered the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, where he completed medical school with honors. He did his internship at East Glamorgan Hospital in S.

Wales before joining his father in general practice. He married Mary nee Williams in , and in , they moved to Minnesota, where Ernest chose to redo his internship, at St. Luke's Hospital in St. He later joined Dr. James Wall and Dr. In more than 40 years of practice, Ernest delivered thousands of babies and became recognized as a highly skilled surgeon.

Ernest was also active in sports. His father taught him to golf at age 5. He boxed for Irish Universities, played rugby, soccer,and tennis, and was a competitive swimmer. He was an extraordinary man, always filled with kindness, laughter, and good cheer, and he was quick to help anyone in need. His family and friends will miss his lovely smile, his quick wit, and his cheeky charm. His wife and best friend, Mary, will cherish memories of the long adventure they shared.

His children especially adored him, and he was so proud of each of them. His cherished grandchildren will sorely miss their very dear Papa.

Paul, on Thursday, June 14 at 11 a. Following that, the family will welcome friends at a reception at the University Club of St. Published in the Pioneer Press from May 27 to June 10, Published in the Pioneer Press June 17, A quiet and ever present man, Jack was loved by his family and friends.

His legacy will be his contribution to computer science, forever giving freely of his knowledge. Preceded in death by mother, M. Visitation one hour before service. Bob's career included robotics and machinery. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and a creative genius who could build and fix almost anything.

He will be deeply missed by all. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial Visitation one hour prior. Preceded in death by her parents and brother. Please make a donation to your Church instead of flowers for Sandy. Jim returned to his Maker on May 16, and is now rejoined with his parents, five of his siblings and other loved ones. He is survived by his brother John, his children Laura, Alan Kelly and Dean, grandkids, great-grandkids and many more family and friends.

Private gathering at later date. Published in the Pioneer Press on May 20, Preceded in death by sister, Evon Anderson. He had a love for sci-fi, listening to Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley, as well as metal detecting, collecting coins, electronics, and of course, dancing. Vence was very enthusiastic about reptiles and was a member of the MN Herpetological Society. He was preceded in death by his parents Christopher and Catherine, sister Mary, and wife Lori.

He is survived by his brother Matthew, and children Mary and Christopher. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. Published in the Star Tribune on May 20, Died peacefully on May 15, surrounded by family at the age of He was preceded in death by son Richard, grandson Lil Jerry and 2 brothers.

Survived by wife Jean Balon , 2 sisters 3 children, 8 grand-children and 8 great-grandchildren. There will be a gathering of friends and family from p. Published in the Pioneer Press on May 24, Loving husband, father, grandfather, and devoted friend peacefully passed away surrounded by family on May 15th, Michael Lauren Ewing, Chelsea Dr. Richard's family, friends, and his love for Jesus were his passion.

Richard was born April 19, in Minneapolis, MN. He was very proud of his four year tour of duty in the United States Coast Guard. He met his wife of 55 years in Milwaukee Wisconsin. They settled in Minneapolis in Richard was employed at Control Data for 34 years. His love of Jesus carried him and was always a part of his life. New Hope, Minnesota Memorials preferred to family.

Judy passed away shortly after midnight on Mother's Day, Judy was born on October 30th, in Minneapolis, MN. Judy so loved her family and friends, especially talking to them on the phone and spending time with them. Mom will be missed by so many. Judy will be remembered for her smile, her heart of gold, her love of cooking, especially her famous olives tarts and her excitement for the Minnesota Vikings!

Service of Resurrection will be held on June 16th, at Vikings attire and jerseys suggested! Phillip the Deacon will be one hour prior to the service. Lisa Sweeney, or online at: Preceded in death by his parents Harry and Erma Olson.

David is survived by his wife Margaret and daughter Vivian, both of whom he loved very much, his twin sister Jenni Julie Dorf and many nieces and nephews. David will be missed by his family and the many friends he made over the years. A memorial celebration of his life will be held Saturday June 2, at 2: Visitation will begin at In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the family are preferred. Born and raised in Nebraska, loving the land and small town life; attending Camp Widjiwagan, where his love for wilderness adventure and faith grew strong.

He was a counselor, coach, teacher, librarian, media specialist and web designer. He loved the world and all the people he met along his journey. He will be eternally missed. Halayne enjoyed being a mother and grandmother and spending time with her family. She participated in several Bible Study groups and was an avid reader.

Halayne will be remembered for her fashionable style, quick wit and unwavering love for her family. There will be time to share memories and enjoy light appetizers and beverages from 4: Memorials preferred to American Heart Association. Passed away unexpectedly on May 12, Private family services at a later date.

Little Hospice in Edina. She was preceded in death by her parents Richard and Alice Scharberg and her brother Alan. She is survived by her husband, Ted Thoreson whom she met at Luther College in and together they enjoyed a devoted marriage of 67 years. Joan was an extraordinary wife, mother, sister, grandmother, Nana and friend to people across the US and Europe. She was an incredible homemaker and also worked as a CPA tax assistant for ten years to help put her children through college.

Joan is remembered for her profound care for others ahead of herself, especially her husband, and her talents and enthusiasm in multi-disciplines such as woodcarving, sewing, Norwegian cooking, furniture refinishing, and cross-country skiing.

Little Hospice for their support and care in Joan's last days. Memorials can be made to Atonement Lutheran Church, 29th Ave. Services and a Celebration of Life will be held there for Joan later in June. Published in the St. Cloud Tmes on May 20, He is survived by his sister, Carolyn Bushell and his mother Cynthia Larson. Published in the Pioneer Press on May 16, Balder, Raymond Ellsworth, Jr. June 28, - May 9, Age 55 of Bloomington. Accidentally on May 9. Preceded in death by mother Caroline, father Archie, brother John, and niece Katie.

Skilled philosopher, climber, skier, runner, and biker, proud beer and coffee snob. Conquered El Capitan, skied many Birkies, climbed and hiked around the world and made friends wherever he went.

He was smart, funny, loving, irreverent, and a consummate outdoorsman. Memorials to an outdoor or environmental charity preferred. Published in the Star Tribune on May 13, Jeffrey is proceeded in death by his mother, Sandra Wolff and brother, John. Cele-bration of life service to be held at 2: Visitation will be held one hour prior.

Preceded in death by sister Kathy Lee and daughter-in-law Karen Anderson. Published in the Pioneer Press on May 13, Some offer health and rehabilitative services such as bathing, physical and occupational therapy and nursing services. Adult Day Services provide respite and peace of mind for family and caregivers.

Usually during weekdays, there is flexibility in choosing from one day up to five days. The goal of the centers is to enable adults to maintain independence with purposeful living and engagement while living in the community. Questions to consider to determine when Adult Day Services may be beneficial: Is the person sleeping a lot throughout the day? Sitting in front of the TV, often sleeping? Are they idle throughout the day? Is the person showing low interest in family or others?

Are they showing signs of sadness, loneliness or confusion? Would they benefit by more social activity during the day? Do you have children and need time for them and their activities? Are you working part time, or full time? Do you need time for your own needs and taking care of yourself? Are you concerned about the person and wether their needs are being met? Are you spending a lot of time providing care for the person rather than having time for visiting, talking or doing social activities with them?

Minnesota Adult Day Services Association www. Advocacy Advocacy can take many forms. Perhaps you only need information and referrals. The organization might coach you on steps you can take independently. It can also involve an advocate intervening to assist in finding a resolution. Asking for help can be a difficult decision in the best of times. You might be wondering is it too soon to seek help?

Or have I waited too long? Who do I call and what will they charge me? If you can answer yes to any of these questions, it may be time to call: Do you believe there is a risk of physical, emotional abuse, neglect, financial exploitation, or sexual violence? If you believe there is immediate risk, never hesitate to call Are you losing sleep or having anxiety over the problem you are facing? Do you feel trapped by the decision you have to make?

H ave you asked for help from those around you and not received it? Are you frustrated with trying to find the answers to your questions and concerns? Do you want to make the most informed decision you can using experts who know and have experience with your concerns? As you begin to prepare to call for advocacy, it helps to gather a bit of information. Remember, you may need to be a partner in solving the problem. Your input and information is vital for the agency to determine how it can best serve you —— or the person in need of support.

What is the problem you are facing? I s anyone at risk of being harmed and if so, how and when? What steps have you taken to address it so far? Who or what do you believe is the cause of the problem? T o whom have you already spoken? How quickly do you need help and why? Have you told the senior who is facing the issue that you are calling —— and if not, why? As you are talking to the agency, some questions you may want to ask the agency include: Are there any costs to me or the senior I am calling for?

What types of services and support can you offer to help with my problem? How quickly can I access your services? Are there other agencies you feel would be more appropriate for my particular concern? What are my next steps? After we address my immediate concern, are there steps that could be taken to avoid it repeating in the future?

Remember, no one has all of the answers. Never be afraid to seek help when you think you might need it. This information was prepared by Casper Law, P. Tubman ElderCare Rights Alliance www. They provides guidance and advocacy to elders and people with disabilities, their families, caregivers, and friends seeking knowledge about rights, responsibilities, and resources with long-term care systems, home care, assisted living, nursing home, financial exploitation, and elder abuse.

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