Robert William Anderson, age 58, died July 1, 2006. Robert was a native and long-time resident of Hopkins and a Vietnam Veteran, having served in the US Air Force. He had made his home in North Carolina for the last five years preceeding his death.
Robert was preceeded in death by his parents, Robert & Barbara. He is survived by his wife, Dr. Tamara V. Anderson; children: Jason W. Anderson, Maya R. Ramazanova, Paul (Charity) Albrecht and Christopher (Kristi) Albrecht; grandchildren: Cody, Brandon, Danielle, Austin and Lily; brothers, Ralph (Brenda) and Richard (Anita); sisters, Nancy (Ken) French, Cindy (Rick) Westmark and Dawn (Paul) Korpi; nieces, nephews; mother-in-law, Evgenia Tcheledinova.
Interment Fort Snelling Cemetery: Plot: Section 31 Site 3420
Funeral Arrangements made through Washburn- McReavy, 1400 Mainstreet Hopkins, MN
Arbogast, William "Bill" Jason A Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother and Uncle, William (Bill) Jason Arbogast passed away at the age of 68 after a long battle with Alzheimer's on March 20, 2017.
Bill was born on May 18, 1948 to Theodore and Effie Arbogast. He was the first of 7 children. Bill grew up in Golden Valley, MN where he attended Hopkins High School. After graduation in 1966 he joined the United States Navy. During his service he was deployed to Vietnam with River Squadron 13 where he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for single handedly saving the lives of two of his crew mates. He loved his country and defended Her honorably. After Vietnam, Bill was employed as a Forklift/Warehouse Mechanic at Supervalu in Hopkins, MN until he retired at the age of 53. Bill was an avid golfer and bowler. He was a member of leagues for many years with his wife Cindy, and friends. He always loved to make jokes and play pranks on those he loved, especially his siblings. Because of his antics his friends dubbed him "Wild Bill." Bill loved everyone with whom he came in contact and will be greatly missed by so many. He will always be our hero and we will miss him every single day.
Bill is survived by his loving Wife Cindy Arbogast, Daughters Julie (Adam) Cardwell, Rachel (Ryan) Pugh, Granddaughter Zoe Zschokke, Grandsons Mason and Evan Pugh, Sister Sharon (Joe) Wyffels, Brothers Bob (Vicki) Arbogast, Greg (Robbi) Arbogast, Pat (Sharon) Arbogast, Ted (Renee) Arbogast, and Jim (Kim) Arbogast, as well as many nieces and nephews. Bill is preceded in death by his parents Theodore and Effie Arbogast, Niece Lisa Arbogast, Father and Mother-In-Law Eugene and Laura Flink, Brother-In-Law Stanley Flink as well as aunts, uncles and cousins.
Services will be held Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at Advent Lutheran Church, 9475 Jefferson Hwy, Maple Grove, MN 55369. Visitation at 9 am and service at 10 am. A luncheon will be held after the service and then a processional to Fort Snelling National Cemetery where he will be laid to rest with Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.
Published on March 25, 2017 in the Minneapolis Tribune
Bastyr Dwight J., age 57 of Lonsdale, on July 8, 2005 after a courageous battle with cancer. Dwight served as a Marine in Vietnam and was a member of the Lonsdale Legion Club and a life member of Richfield VFW. Dwight will be remembered as a beloved and honorable man. He is survived by his loving wife, Jan; his children, Charles and Johanna Bastyr; his step son, Jacob Guntorius; his mother, Agatha Bastyr; and siblings, Paul and Joy Bastyr. Mass of Christian Burial 11 AM Wednesday at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Veseli, MN, with visitation Tuesday 4-8 PM at the White Funeral Home, Lonsdale, and also one hour prior to Mass at the funeral home. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. White Funeral Home Lonsdale, MN 507-744-2368
Published on July 10, 2005
Deziel Mary K. Deziel, age 55, of Anoka, passed away Dec 15, 2003. She was preceded in death by her father, Stanley Bauman. Loving spouse, mother, and center of a close loving family. She will be missed dearly. Survived by John, her husband of 31 years, daughter, Karma; sons, Josh & his wife Jenny, and Ben; grandson, Brody John, due in March; mother, Evelyn Bauman; brothers, Mike and Steve Bauman; sisters, Debbie Bauman and Sue Jackson, cherished pet, Bear, her black lab. She loved her family, vacations, animals, and helping others. Graduate of Mankato State University. Thirty- year employee of US Bank, most recently at the Bank of Elk River, a job she truly loved. Memorial Service Friday, Dec. 19th at 11 am with visitation an hour prior at the Church of St. Stephen, 525 Jackson, Anoka. National Cremation 952-888-3144
Published on December 17, 2003
Williams, Mary Kaye (Boltman) of Plymouth. Age 63. She was born July 20, 1948. She died peacefully at home after a long and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer on April 21, 2012, surrounded by her loving family. Mary was called "Sunshine" by her father and she was the sunshine of our family's life. Mary was the center of our family's life through her love and devotion. She was a volunteer, "neighborhood mom", gourmet cook, and enjoyed her summers on Mound Lake surrounded by her family and friends. She will be loved, in our hearts, and missed forever by her husband of 40 years, Philip Williams, and her children and their spouses, Philip and Holly Williams, Anne and Matt Olson; and grandchildren, Sydney, Matt, and Philip. Our family wishes to express our deep appreciation to the University of Minnesota/Fairview Hospital and Fairview Hospice for their dedication and professional commitment. Our special love and appreciation to Mary's sister and brother, Karen St. Marie and Curt Boltman, for their endless love and support. And, our thanks for the prayers and support of our family, friends, and neighbors. Memorial service Thursday, April 26, begins with visitation at 11 AM and service at 12 PM at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church - West, 7150 Rolling Acres Road, Victoria, followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Mount Olivet Cathedral of The Pines Camp or Fairview Hospice. David Lee Funeral Home Wayzata 952-473-5577 davidleefuneralhome.com Published on April 24, 2012
From Virginia (Ginny) (Jeske) Berry on August 17th, 2016
Mary Kay and I were best friends from about age 2. We lived across the street from each other and spent many a day playing. We played house in her folk’s large dog house when we were little and could fit in it and then moved to in my folk’s old barn when we got bigger. We played in her aunt and uncle’s fields and our favorite games were CLUE and 500 Rummy. In the summers, we would walk up to visit her grandmother about ½ miles up the dirt road from her house and get a cookie. Her grandmother who came from Bohemia did not speak English but Mary Kay knew a few words. As we got older, we rode the berry truck to the Bren farm to pick strawberries and raspberries. I think we were paid 5 cents a box which we got at the end of the summer. All through grade school our friendship flourished even though she went to Curran Elementary School and I went to St. Joseph’s Catholic School. I transferred to Hopkins Senior High School in our junior year. We were still friends but things changed as we had boyfriends and I was meeting all her friends in the public school. After graduation we went our separate ways. Then when our families sold their property to the City of Hopkins who built an Industrial Park, we did not see each much as our parents were no longer neighbors. The last time I saw Mary Kay was in 2001 when she and her parents came to my mother’s funeral at St. Joseph Church in Hopkins. I was truly shocked to learn of her death when I visited the memorial section of the 1966 class web site. May her soul rest in peace.
Brekhus, Brenda L., age 39, of Minnetonka, formerly of California. Survived by parents, Oscar & Lucille Brekhus, Minnetonka; brother and sister-in-law, Johan & Michele, Minneapolis; aunt & uncle Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Zakariasen; cousins Marcia McCombs, Kenneth Zakariasen Jr. & Barbara Carlson. Memorial service Tuesday, 1:30 pm at the Washburn Mc Reavy-Strobeck Johnson Chapel, Hopkins. Private Interment. Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society.
Published November 9, 1987, Star Tribune.
Kelso, Bonnie Jean Buck aged 71, formerly of Minnetonka, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 1st, 2020 at Methodist Hospital in the company of family. Born on Feb 5th, 1948 in Minneapolis to the late Paul and Faye Buck,
Bonnie graduated from Hopkins High in 1966 and attended Gustavus Adolphus College. For more than 20 years, Bonnie was a daycare provider in her Minnetonka home. She was proud to be active in her community and received several awards for her community service. She was an active member of many organizations, including her sorority, Beta Sigma Phi, Westwood Lutheran Church, and the Hopkins Raspberry Festival.
Bonnie is preceded in death by her parents, sister Susan Casanova, and brother-in-law Dave Nelson. She is survived by her husband of 50 years Larry; daughters Laura (John) Stephan, Melany Terrazas, and Colleen Kelso; sister Lynne Nelson; brother Tony Buck; brother-in-law Rey Casanova; and her grandson Max Terrazas Kelso. Bonnie was vivacious, with a sunny, outgoing personality and will be remembered for her infectious laugh.
A Memorial Service was held on Monday, Feb 10th, 2020 at Westwood Lutheran Church, 9001Cedar Lake Rd, St. Louis Park, MN 55426.
Clark, Terry Allan 71, a native Minnesotan, died suddenly from a heart attack. He was currently residing in Nevada, preparing to move to California near his son.
Terry graduated from Hopkins High School and was a journeyman lather. He lived in CA, FL and NV. Terry had an eye for beauty be it antiques, art or nature. He was a lover of nature and an astute observer of its creatures. We will miss his great laugh and his love of pranks and good-natured naughtiness His grandchildren loved these qualities and he, in turn, adored them.
He is survived by his wife Fran, son Edgar (Jesse) Poets-partner Carrie Meigs and her daughter Anna Mahoney, granddaughters Lovetta and Jolene Clark Poets, grandson Jax Poets and a sister Nancy Kilian. Condolences can be sent to Jesse Poets, c/o Box 125, Lagunitas, CA 94938-0125.
Posted: Friday, August 25, 2006 6:04 pm Curtis Kingsley Cole, 58, of Mattawan died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2006, at his home. Services are 9:30 a.m. Wednesday Aug. 30 at All Saints Catholic Church in New Richland. Burial is 2 p.m. Wednesday at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis. Visitation is 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Friedrich Funeral Home in New Richland.
I will forever remember one of the nicest guys and one of the most talented artists I've known. I still have some ink drawings he gave to me when we were in high school.
From roger krueger on February 3rd, 2016
curt and I were best friends, we even tried to join the Army together. He went, I was turned down. A very talented and fun loving guy, we had a lot of fun together. Curt was able to make it to my 2nd marriage in 1995, he showed up on his Harley. I really miss my old pal and still keep in touch with his widow, Jan.
Rita was my next door neighbor and childhood playmate. She was fun, open, honest and friendly. I wish I would have had an opportunity to spend some time with Rita when we became mature adults. She is missed.
Dittmar, Russel J. Age 71 of Mpls, died peacefully at home on 12/13/2018. Beloved husband father, grandfather, friend, teacher, with endless kindness and humor. Well-known local artist. Motto: "color with the feel of fun". Alas, no more beautiful pictures.
Bolden, Susan Kay age 67, of Hopkins, MN died peacefully on June 27, 2016. Celebration of her life Friday, July 8 at 7 PM at Washburn-McReavy Hopkins Chapel, 1400 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN. Visitation one hour prior to service at chapel. Survived by one brother; eight sisters; and many loving, nieces, nephews and friends. Susan had a sweet, sassy, funny and generous spirit. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her. Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers. Washburn-McReavy.com Strobeck Johnson 952-938-9020 Published on July 2, 2016
Durose, Jack Rogers Age 70 of Royalton, MN, formerly of Edina passed away October 28, 2018.
He loved the outdoors, nature and enjoyed life. Preceded in death by his parents Glenn and Dorothy Durose. Survived by wife Joanne; son Ryan and fiancee Angie; daughter Kelly and finance Dan; grandchildren Savannah; brother Robert (Marlis); other relatives and friends.
Memorial service Thursday 11:00 AM November 8 at Zion Lutheran Church, 241 5th Ave. N., Hopkins. Visitation one hour before service. Private interment. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to donor's choice. Washburn-McReavy.com Strobeck Johnson 952-938-9020
Linda Zimmerman age 66 of Westbrook, formerly of Hopkins and Chaska, passed away Wednesday, January 23, 2013 surrounded by her family at her home. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 29 at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Visitation is 5:00 -7:00 p.m. Monday at the Westbrook Funeral Home and will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday. Interment is in Westbrook Cemetery. Stephens Funeral Service – Westbrook Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Linda Zimmerman was born December 20, 1946 in Adrian, MN to Berend and Bernice (Kemper) Engelkes. She was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic faith. Linda grew up in Hopkins, attended St. Joseph Catholic School and graduated from Hopkins High School in 1966. On October 29, 1971 she was united in marriage to David Zimmerman in Ogden, Kansas. They moved to Chaska, Minnesota in 1987 and then to Westbrook in 2006. Linda loved her cats, and enjoyed reading, crocheting, and watching the Vikings. She loved camping and sitting around the campfire. The loves of her life were her son and her grandchildren.
Linda is survived by her husband David; son Brian (Lisa) Zimmerman of Westbrook; grandchildren Lawrence, Rylee, and Ian; mother-in-law Betty Lou Zimmerman; surrogate family members: Dominic & Echo Rose Nelson, Alexandra Blom, Emily Grace Wooden, and Robert Blom Jr.; brother Randy Engelkes of Robbinsdale; nieces and nephews: Vince (Alicia) Engelkes, Dan (Andrea) Zimmerman, Debra Jay, John (Megan) Duran, Mike Duran, and Diane (Jamie) Rieger; and many other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, sister-in-law Rita Engelkes, and father-in-law Harvey Zimmerman.
John Gordon Enger passed away from a brief battle with bone marrow cancer on July 2, 2017.
John was born on March 23, 1948 in Minneapolis, MN. He grew up in Hopkins, MN graduating from Hopkins High School in 1966. John attended the University of Minnesota where he met his wife of 50 years, Judy Chalmers Enger. Son Jeffrey was born in Minneapolis and daughter Nicole in Colorado Springs.
His first professional job was at Minneapolis Moline and then moved on to work for International Harvester which brought him to Colorado Springs in 1972. Six months later he began a career at Longyear Company in Minneapolis. Colorado called again, and the Enger family relocated to Denver in 1980. John began a career with Farmers Insurance where he worked as an insurance agent for 35 years. During those years he made life long lasting friendships at Farmers Insurance.
John developed a love of sports while growing up in Minnesota playing hockey and baseball. Some of his fondest memories were of hunting and fishing with his father and uncles. In his adult years he enjoyed fishing trips with friends to Costa Rica, Belize and Canada. Golfing became his number one passion while living in Colorado. He joined the Plum Creek Golf and Country Club in 1999 and played religiously until just weeks before his passing. John enjoyed the comradery with his dear golfing buddies.
John will be remembered for his honesty, compassion, generosity, hard work ethic, and sense of humor. He was a proud and "stubborn" Norwegian who always put family first. He was the most genuine man one would ever know.
Preceeded in death by his parents Gordon Enger and Neva Baker. John is survived by his wife Judy; son Jeff Enger; daughter Nicole (Cleavelin) Olivett; grandson Mathew Olivett; sister Vicki (Geoff) Breault; Judy's sisters Carol Knight and Jackie (Larry) Lindquist; and three nephews Zachary Breault , Graham Knight, and C. Gordon Knight.
A celebration of John's life will take place at 4 pm on September 3, 2017 at Plum Creek Golf and Country Club, Castle Rock, CO.
Englar, Michael Robert of Hopkins. On February 11, 2016, we lost our brother, Mike. He was a kind and gentle man with a great sense of humor. Born in Hopkins on May 5, 1948, Mike graduated from Hopkins High. He then attended the U of MN and became an avid fan of MN sports teams. Preceded in death by father Robert and mother Dorothy. Survived by his brothers & sisters, Ron, Kitty, Patty, Mary, Melinda, Paul, Bobby Jean, cousin Julia Ostendarp & nieces and nephews. No service. Private gathering. Arr. by the Cremation Society of MN. Please sign guestbook at: startribune.com/�
Erickson, Roger C. Age 72, Army Veteran, passed away March 16, 2019, in Elk River, MN. Born Dec. 15, 1946, Hibbing, MN. He was a Principle Mech Tech working in the Tooling area at Medtronic for over 40 years. Preceded in death by: wife Mary Erickson; parents Lloyd & Shirley Erickson; sister Cheryl (Jerry) Olson. Survived by: wife Kim, daughter Brooke Johnson, son Shawn; step-children Chris (Michelle) Cardinal, Tony (Paige), Dan (Beth) and Molly (Shane) Wihone; brothers Jim (Linda) and Dave (Patti); grandchildren: Jake, Bailey, Nathan Johnson, Kathryn Erickson, David, Chase, Colton, Caden, Maddie, Ava, Kendra and Carver Cardinal, Lindsay Carlin and by many nieces and nephews. Memorial service will be held at Emmanuel Elk River Campus 18912 Twin Lakes Road N.W. Elk River, MN. 55330 on Friday, March 22, 2019. Funeral 11 a.m., visitation 10 a.m.
Faber, Kenneth L. 57, of Shoreview died Wednesday at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. Funeral service 1 PM Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Spooner, WI. Burial will be in Shell Lake Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 AM - 1 PM at the church. pockatfuneralhome.com 800-822-8535 Published on January 11, 2009
Fazendin, Jeffrey Thomas On Sunday, March 31st, 2019, Jeffrey Thomas Fazendin, loving husband and father of four, passed away at the age of 70. Jeff was born on October 24th, 1948 in Minneapolis, MN to Alphonse and Gladys Fazendin.
Jeff was a committed home builder starting in the 1970s in Minnesota, and along with his brother and business partner, Allan Fazendin, built a reputation for building fine custom homes in the beautiful mountains of Colorado. The world lost a Legendary Man in the passing of Jeff. The impact Jeff had on the lives around him was powerful and symbolized the richness of life. He was a friend. He brought great joy. He gave much of himself. The legend will continue as his generosity, care, strength, and leadership transcend family, friends, and generations to come. As a custom home builder, he crafted new dreams and made new friends. He also built great experiences through adventures with the people he loved. There has never been a stream, a mountain, a valley, or a lake crossed by a better man. There has never been a fish caught, a horse rode, or a slope skied by a better man.
Jeff is preceded in death by his parents Alphonse and Gladys, and his brother Bradley. Jeff is survived by his wife Monica; his children, Chris, Eric (Sarah), Abigail, and Charlie; his grandchildren Jossilyn and Luca; his brother Allan, his sister Mary; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
A celebration of life gathering this summer is being planned in Minnesota.
Rogers, Barbara M. age 60, of Watertown, passed away
unexpectedly on 11/22/08. Preceded in death by parents, Carl
and Ida Folwarkow. Survived by loving husband of 42 years,
William; children, Chris (Kevin) Jullie, Buddy (Misti) and
Bryan (Carol); grandchildren, Lauren, Allison, Jacob, Hannah
and Ayla; brother, Richard (Barbara) Folwarkow; sister-in-law, Darlene (Will) Reinke; mother-in-law, Bernice Brasket; many
other family and friends. Barbara was well loved and will be
missed by all who knew her. Interment Glen Haven Memorial
Gardens. Visitation Tuesday (TONIGHT) 5-8 PM. Service Wednesday 11 AM, with visitation one hour prior, all at:
Washburn-McReavy Glen Haven Chapel 763-533-8643 5125 W.
Published on November 24, 2008
Gerald Robert Forpahl, 68, passed away peacefully at his home on Rainy Lake on Tuesday, November, 15, 2016, surrounded by his family.
Gerald was born to William and Gertrude (Kirby) Forpahl on January 30, 1948 in Minneapolis, MN and grew up in Minnetonka, MN. He graduated from Hopkins High School in 1966, and went to Minneapolis Vocational College. He lived in Coon Rapids then moved to International Falls from 1985 through 1990 before moving to Minneapolis. He returned to International Falls in 2016.
He was united in marriage to Paula Rasmussen in Minneapolis on May 16, 1969. Gerald was a self-employed autobody technician. He was an outdoorsman who loved the outdoors and loved spending time “Up North”. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending time in the woods, and on the water boating. He was a great cook, and enjoyed smoking meats, making soups, running the grill in the backyard and in the concession trailer. All of this allowed for more time with his most favorite activity of all: spending time with his family; raising and mentoring his son into the wonderful man, husband, father he is today; hanging out and cherishing every moment with his best friend and beautiful wife; and basking in the glory of being a grandparent and papa to his three granddaughters.
Gerald is preceded in death by his parents; sister-in-law, Ann Forpahl; and beloved dog companion, Finaginn.
He is survived by his wife, Paula Forpahl of International Falls; son, Derek (Jamie) Forpahl of St. Francis, MN; three granddaughters, Isabelle, Dahlia, and Anne; brother, Richard Forpahl of New Hope, MN; and many loving family members and friends.
A memorial service was conducted at St. Thomas Catholic Church on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.
Pitts, Karen Juola age 66, of East Bethel, formerly of Ham Lake, passed away July 23, 2015. Preceded in death by husband, Paul R. Pitts; parents, Edgar & Ardell Gellerstedt. Survived by daughter, Liisa Juola; son, Frans Juola; brother, Robert Gellerstedt; beloved partner, Jim Och. Karen retired from the State of MN Dept of Human Services. She enjoyed playing saxophone with the North Suburban Concert Band. Memorial service 11:00 AM Thursday, July 30, with visitation one hour prior at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 715 Mtka Mills Road, Hopkins. Interment Ft. Snelling. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred. Washburn-McReavy.com Coon Rapids Chapel 763-767-1000 Published on July 26, 2015
Linda Ann Kemper 1948-2015 Linda Ann Kemper was born on March 23, 1948, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to David Jackson and Virginia Elizabeth Casper Griswold. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Art History from the University of Minnesota. She was a faithful member of Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church, in Houston, as well as a supporting member of the Museum of Fine Arts, the Houston Symphony, the AAMDS Foundation, and Gamma Psi Sorority. Linda passed away on Thursday, January 8, 2015, in Houston, at the age of 66 years. She is survived by her husband, John Kemper; children, Virginia Trevino and her husband Xavier, and David Kemper; and sisters, Debbie Jacobson and her husband Peter, and Janet Tripp Wells. She was preceded in death by her parents. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 14, 2015, at the Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church, in Houston, with Rev. Victoria Jones officiating. Those wishing to make memorial gifts may do so to the Leukemia And Lymphoma Society , 5433 Westheimer Rd., Suite #300, Houston, TX 77056 or to the Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church, 11612 Memorial Dr., Houston, TX 77024. Condolences may be expressed at www.SchmidtFuneralHome.net. Published in Houston Chronicle on Jan. 12, 2015 - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/houstonchronicle/obituary.aspx?pid=173803685#sthash.rw8okCIE.dpuf
Guille, Dale Age 60, of Farmington. Passed away after a long battle with cancer. Preceded in death by his brother Mark. Survived by wife, Gudrun "Gigi"; sons, Jeffrey (Helen), Mathew and Timothy; and 2 grandchildren. Member of the Plumbers Local 15. Memorial Service Saturday, 11/29/08, 12:30 PM, Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church, 50th and Knox Ave S. Mpls. Private internment. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to American Cancer Society. Cremation Society of MN 612-825-2435 Published on November 25, 2008
Preceded in death by father, Donald W.; twin brother, Dale and brother, Mark.
Survived by wife of 49 years, Linda; children, Scott, Jenni (Steve) Spangle; granddaughters, Grace and Lillian Spangle; mother, June brothers, Doug (Marilyn), Bob (Kathy) and uncle, Richard.
Memorial service Friday, November 10, 11 AM with visitation 1 hour prior to all at: Washburn-McReavy.com Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400 7625 Mitchell Rd. (1 blk. N. of Hwy 5) Published on November 5, 2017 Minneapolis Tribune
Hanzalik, John Y., Jr. age 61, of Maple Grove. Survived by wife, Diane; children, Dustin (Nicole), Heather (Tony) Brandt, Heidi, Michael and Mandy; grandchildren, Danica, Parker, Teagan, John Michael, and Baby Brandt; brothers, Don, Al, and Lee. Mass of Christian Burial Friday 10 AM at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 9100 93rd Ave N. Visitation one hour prior to Mass at the church. Evans-Nordby 763-424-4000 Published on September 23, 2010
Haskin, Harry E. age 65, of Minnetonka, passed away March 17, 2013. Harry was a decorated Vietnam veteran. Preceded in death by his parents, William & Margaret Haskin. Survived by life companion, Jane Cecka; sister, Alice (Harry) Stifter; nephew, Shane (Meghan) Stifter; greatnieces, Morgan and Kelsey. Memorial service Saturday, March 23 at 12:00 noon at:Washburn-McReavy.com Strobeck Johnson Chapel 1400 Mainstreet, Hopkins 952 938-9020 Published on March 20, 2013
Heding, Karen J. age 67 of Parkview Care Center in Buffalo formerly of Watertown passed away on Monday. Survived by her loving family: brothers Richard (Mary) Heding, Mark (Nancy) Heding; nieces, great niece and nephews. Memorial Service Friday 2:00 P.M. at the Johnson Funeral Home (141 East 1st Street) Waconia 952/442-2121 with visitation 1 hour prior to the service. Interment Watertown Public Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Parkview Care Center in Buffalo. johnsonfh.com Published on October 14, 2015
Sorry to hear of your loss!!! I fondly remember your brother, Mark. I was formerly Pitza Dawson.We moved to Denver the end of my freshman year.
From Janell Hastings Lewis on April 3rd, 2016
Karen was a good friend. Though disabled in some ways she was wise beyond her years. I used to go to her house and we'd bake cookies. I remember her giving a wonderful speach to all of Mrs. Kuehns English classes for a poetry unit. God bless you, Karen.
Hodney, Gale Ann Age 67 of Minnetonka. Survived by son, Joshua (Nita); grandchildren Dylan and Emily; father, C. Roger Hodney, sister Dona Hodney; brother, Curtis (Cheryl) Hodney; nieces Danielle Hodney and Jennifer (Beau) Seip and friends, includingTina Skipper who blessed Gale's final days. Memorial Service I 6pm on Tuesday, February 9 at Calvary Church, 2120 Lexington Ave. N., Roseville. Memorials preferred to Animal ARK of Hastings.Holcomb-Henry-Boom-Purcell holcombhenryboom.com 651-482-7606 Published on January 31, 2016
Gary F. Horton, 69 of Brainerd died at his home on Monday, November 7, 2016. Private Family Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter, MN.
Gary was cremated and his ashes were placed on Manhattan Beach Minnesota at Camp Knutson.
Date Of Death: June 18, 2012
Service Date: Friday June 22, 2012
Theunissen, Christine P. age 62 of St. Louis Park. Preceded in death by her husband Jim and mother Patricia. Survived by daughter Cortney and her husband Ryan and their children Elora and Grady. Brothers, Dan (Joy) and Rex (Dennis). Sisters, Cathy (Bruce) and their children Dani Rae and Nick, Beth (David) and their son David. Father, Doug. Memorial service Friday June 22, 2012 7:00 pm with visitation 1 hour prior to service at Rettinger Funeral Home, Long Lake.
Jolicoeur, Gary F. age 57. Preceded in death by son,
Christopher. Survived by his sons, Kurt, Andrew, Vincent
(Rosana); grandchildren, Arica, Christopher, Oriana, and Logan; brothers, Robert Jr., Tony, Mark; sisters, Sandra, and Karen; parents, Robert Sr., and Rosemary Hughes (Phil); longtime
friend, Diane. Funeral service, 2-3PM Tuesday Dec. 27th,
Lakewood Cemetery Mausoleum. Capala-Glodek-Malone 763-535-4112
Published on December 26, 2005
Dennis W. Jouppe, 72, a resident of Hancock, passed away Wednesday, November 4, 2020, at St. Mary’s-Essentia Hospital in Duluth, MN, following a month-long illness.
He was born on January 18, 1948, in Minneapolis, MN, a son of the late Earl and Ella (Scheffler) Jouppe. Dennis was raised in Minnetonka, MN, and was a 1966 graduate of Hopkins High School then attended Dunwoody Technical Institute studying Civil Engineering Technology.
Dennis was a veteran having served with the Minnesota Air National Guard.
On January 27, 1973, he was united in marriage to Anita Ruonavaara. The couple resided in St. Louis Park, MN before moving to Dollar Bay and for the past 20 years have made their home in Hancock.
Dennis was employed with Peckham Engineering until 2010. He then started Primary Airport Services and worked until his illness no longer allowed.
Dennis was a lifelong member of the Old Apostolic Lutheran Church. His faith and family were most important to him.
Preceding him in death were his parents, his sister Janet Ruonavaara, his brother-in-law: George Homola and his mother and father-in-law: Irene and Robert W. Ruonavaara.
His wife of 47 years, Anita Jouppe.
Erika (Darwin) Koistinen of Kalispell, MT
Tyler (Heidi) Jouppe of Chassell
Nina (Gordon) Blakeman of Marengo, WI
Mandy (Robert) Jolma of Mason, WI
Luke (Sheila) Jouppe of Dollar Bay
Molly Jouppe of Kalispell, MT
Jack (Mindy) Jouppe of Dollar Bay
Kent (Nikki) Jouppe of Marion, MT
Cole (Kelsey) Jouppe of Hancock
Max (JoAnn) Jouppe of Hancock
Karl (Lynette) Jouppe of Chassell
Also, 67 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren
His sisters and brother:
Loretta (Robert A.) Ruonavaara of Hancock
Ronald (Grace) Jouppe of Hancock
Carolyn (Kenneth) Niemi of Atlantic Mine
Kathleen Homola of Brush Prairie, WA
And numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A funeral service for Dennis was held Monday, November 9, 2020, at 11 am at the Old Apostolic Lutheran Church of Hancock with Steve Korpela to officiate.
James R. "Jim" Kadlec, known to family and friends as Jimmy or Kaddy passed away at his home in Minneapolis on October 6, 2018 at the age of 70 years. Jim will be remembered by his wife and best friend, Paula; and siblings, Dawn Pflug, Susan Zwack, Barb (Mike) White, Steve (Patty), Rob (Lori); mother-in-law, Irene Couch; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Garry, Kim, Carmen (Jerry) Peterson, Kevin (Sue), Lisa (Pat) O'Neill, Mary Hollermann, John (Marla), Jill (Rodney) Carey; and many nieces, nephews and good friends. He was predeceased by parents, Don and Rita Kadlec and sister, Laurie.
Jim was a veteran of the Vietnam War where he earned a Purple Heart, Bronze Star and a Silver Star in service to his country. A memorial service and celebration of Jim's life will be held on Sunday, October 28th at 2:00 pm at the Crystal VFW 5222 Bass Lake Rd., Brooklyn Center, MN 55429 In lieu of flowers, please share a story or memory of Jimmy.
Bobby Karatz loved his family and his friends, and had an absolute love of life. Bobby took tremendous pride in his work and cared deeply about those around him. He built life long friendships throughout his careers, which took him from Minneapolis to Colorado, to Arizona and then to Southern California where he lived for the past 25 years.
Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Bobby Karatz was the son of the late Robert and Dearie Karatz. He is survived by his brother, Bruce and sister-in-law, Lilly, his stepmother Sue, his nieces and nephews, Elizabeth and Mark, Matthew and Lindsey, and Teddy and Heather, Calla and Lizzy, his great-nieces and nephews, Juliette, Thomas, Clara, Levi, Sam, Izzy, Joelle and Abe.
Funeral services were held at Hillside Memorial, 6001 W. Centinela Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90045 on Thursday, March 2 at 10:00am.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Feb. 28 to Mar. 2, 2017
See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/latimes/obituary.aspx?n=robert-karatz&pid=184272541
A memorial mass for Randy Kehr will be held at 11 AM Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at St. Theodore Catholic Church, Albert Lea, Minnesota. Father Kurt Farrell will officiate. Visitation will be held from 5-8PM Tuesday, November 28 at Bonnerup Funeral Service, 2210 E Main, Albert Lea, and again one hour prior to the service at church.
Randy George Kehr, age 69, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 23, 2017 at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, after his battle with cancer. Randy was born on July 15, 1948 to parents Gilbert and Marcie (Holmes) Kehr in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
On September 19, 1970 Randy married Ellen Quinlivan at St. Theodore Catholic Church in Albert Lea. Together they raised their children in Kansas City, Missouri before coming back to Ellen’s hometown of Albert Lea in 1996.
Randy started his second career as a tireless community leader here in Albert Lea. For more than a decade he has served Albert Lea as the executive director of the Chamber of Commerce, serving on many community boards and committees as well as welcoming many newcomers to the community. Most recently, Randy served on governor Dayton’s judicial selection committee. Randy loved people and loved helping people, which led to him receiving the “Volunteer of the Year” award and serving with his wife as chairpersons of United Way.
Randy’s other passions include a love of sports, including coaching softball for many years in Kansas City. He supported the local theater, serving as President of the Board. Randy also had a soft spot for animals, including his dogs, and enjoyed giving his time to the Freeborn County Humane Society.
He was an instrumental pillar in the community and has made a profound impact on Albert Lea.
Survivors include Randy’s wife, Ellen of Albert Lea; children, Erin Kehr (Ariel Emmerson) of San Marcos, Texas and Molly (Rob) Gardner of Kansas City, Missouri; grandchildren, Addy Gardner, Ari Gardner, and Xander Emmerson-Kehr; siblings, Ken (Jane) Kehr, Sheila (John) Merrill, Holly (Paul) Clynch; mother-in-law, Lorraine Quinlivan; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Sue Dahl, Julie (Lee) Prochnow, John (Kim) Quinlivan, Mark (Cindy) Quinlivan; as well as numerous other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Gilbert and Marcie Kehr; brother, Pat Kehr; father-in-law, Gordon Quinlivan; brother-in-law, Dan Quinlivan.
In lieu of flowers, please give back to the community in time, talent, or money to a charity you are passionate about as Randy did.
November 28, 2017
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bonnerup Funeral & Cremation Services - Albert Lea
2210 East Main Street
Albert Lea, MN 56007
November 29, 2017
St. Theodore Catholic Church
315 E. Clark St.
Albert Lea, MN 56007
Used to see Pete around Hopkins. I know he worked at a body shop. I had to wrestle Pete in phy ed and I beat him with a cowboy flip. Everyone got a laugh out of it; but Mr Luke disqualified me, said I watched too many cowboy movies.
In ninth grade I thought I could play football. I played center for North Junior High and Art was middle linebacker for South Junior High. I snapped the ball on a fullback up the middle play and Art got to the quarterback before i could even think about blocking him. He was fast and tough.
The football coach at North recommended I drop football and go out for debate and that has made all the difference.
From Ronald Blake on January 25th, 2018
In 9th grade I was always quarertback on the physical ed football team and art pulled off some fabulous plays. We also played dodge ball and you did want to get hit by a ball that art threw. Last time I saw him was at methodist hospital. He was stabbed in the back at the Legion club.
From Al House on September 5th, 2016
I remember Art from wrestling. He had a great sense of humor. Sorry to hear of his passing.
From Duane Jacobson on February 16th, 2016
I first met Art in the 8th grade when we both attended Hopkins South Junior High School. He was a very nice individual who had a great smile and always said hello. I remember he was a great athlete and participated in mutliple sports. I lost touch with Art for several years. We later met again when we were in our early 60's. Art was living at Dow Towers in Hopkins where I had another friend living . We talked several times over the past few years and often reminisced about school and classmates still living in the area. I was sorry to see his health deteriorate in his last couple of years and will miss him very much. RIP Art.
MacAloon John Robert "Johnny Mac" age 56 of Blaine, battled cancer courageously and made it to Spring. Preceded in death by parents, Jack & Dorothy. Survived by son, Sean; brother, Michael; sister, Linda. Special thanks to Kathy and Becca for their love and care of John. Memorial service 11 AM Friday, March 25th, with visitation one hour prior to service, all at: Washburn-McReavy Strobeck Johnson Chapel 1400 Mainstreet, Hopkins 952-938-9020 Published on March 22, 2005
Weidner, Candace A. (March) age 67 of Elberta, AL, formerly of Minnetonka, MN, passed away peacefully at her daughters home on January 17, 2016. Preceded in death by husband Archie Weidner (April 2015) and parents Jess & Viola March. Will be deeply missed by daughters Betsy Braesch (Robert), Amy Smeby (Erik), step-daughters Sonya Hughes (Dennis) and Stacy Weidner; sisters Marti Briest, Christine Hennessy (Kevin); brother Jesse March. She was a very special Nana to many grandchildren and a loving aunt to her nieces and nephews. Service will be held at 12PM on Friday, January 29 at the Fort Snelling Chapel. Published on January 26, 2016
McGannon, Michael J. 58, of Cambridge. Worked for Bauerly Bros. Inc. Survived by wife, Marlys; mother, Winnie; sisters, Barb and Patty McGannon, Mary (Mark) English. Memorial service 1 PM, Monday, Jan. 23 with visitation Sunday 2-5 PM at Carlson-Lillemoen Funeral Home, Cambridge. 763-689-2244 Published on January 18, 2006
Koelbl, Kathryn Ellen Age 71, of St. Louis Park, passed away on August 2, 2020. Kathy was a church organist for over 50 years and an RN for over 40 years. She is survived by husband, Robert; daughter, Amy (David); son, Scott (Carol); granddaughters, Jessica and Emily.
Graveside service at Hillside Cemetery (2600 19th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418) on August 8th at 10 AM. David Lee Funeral Home Wayzata
I reconnected with John at the University of Minnesota and we stayed friends until he moved, and then I would see him when he visited Minneapolis. I still talk to his brother Tom now and then. John was a decent, gentle man who was a lot of fun and really easy to talk to. I was truly saddened by his passing 13 years ago.
Kathleen M. Casmer. Age 69, of Eden Prairie, passed away Wednesday, February 1, 2017 surrounded by her family. Kathy touched the lives of many in her various roles in education throughout her career. She loved to spend time with her family and friends here in MN, but also loved her second home in FL where she recently identified herself as a "snowbird". She will be greatly missed by those who knew her. Preceded in death by her parents, Fred E. Murphy and Gretchen Conkling Murphy. Survived by her children, Christy (Dave) Krawczak; Steph and Jeff; two grandchildren; many other relatives, as well as friends. Memorial Service Monday, February 20th, 2017 at Wayzata Community Church, 125 Wayzata Blvd. E, Wayzata, MN at 11 AM with a visitation one hour prior to service and a luncheon immediately following at the church. Memorials preferred to Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota.
Ronnie came up to me at one of the long ago reunions to remind me that he was the only one in the class to beat me in the 50 Yard Dash during The President's Fitness Tests in Junior High. I did NOT appreciate hearing that and seeing his satisfied smirk!!! Now it
is an endearing memory of him. He had a great spirit!
From Al House on September 6th, 2016
I remember in Phy Ed Ron was always the push up king. Amazing how many he could do!
Charles D Neubeck February 12, 1948 - February 14, 2012 Charles D. Neubeck, Sr., 63, of Willmar, formerly Redwood Falls, died Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at Willmar Care Center in Willmar. Charles was born on February 12, 1948, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the son of Kenneth and Marian (Nelsen) Grandner. He grew up in Hopkins where he attended school before enlisting into the United States Army.Upon his discharge, he returned to the Twin Cities where he managed restaurants in the area. He attended college in Red Wing, receiving a degree in small business. Transitioning to a career in radio broadcasting, he earned a degree from Brown Institute and worked at radio stations across Minnesota,North Dakota and Montana before finishing his radio career in Marshall,Minnesota. Prior to his health failing and forcing his retirement, Charlesworked as a bingo caller and blackjack dealer at Jackpot Junction in Morton. He enjoyed anytime he could be out fishing and spending time with his grandchildren. Surviving are his children, Chuck (and Stacy) Neubeck and Ottena (and Joe)Pfannschmidt, both of Marshall; five grandchildren, James, Riley, Garrett,Devin and Connor; siblings, Penny (and Greg) Harvey of Elk River; Mike Grandner of St. Cloud; Gary Grandner of Anoka; Robert Neubeck (Mary Jo)of Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers, Larry and Edmund (Butchie).
Newquist, Jay G., age 44, of St. Louis, MO, formerly of Minneapolis, on Tuesday, December 22, 1992. Survived by wife, Lana S. Newquist; children Sarah S. & Robert C. Newquist II. Private family service and burial was held Saturday, December 26 in St. Louis.
Published December 27, 1992, Star Tribune.
Krake, Pamela D. Age 67, of Maple Grove passed away on November 3rd, 2015. We were blessed to have Pam with us for 13 years following a lung transplant. Preceded in death by parents: Edward & Shirley; siblings: Sharon Austinson & Thomas Nolden. Survived by loving husband of 47 years, Don; son, Michael (Clair Stevenson); siblings: Diana Elander & Patricia (Jerry) Heine; brother-in-law, James Krake; many nieces, nephews, other relatives & friends. Pam retired from Cub Foods in 2013. Special thanks to the transplant doctors and staff of the University of MN for their outstanding care. Memorial service at KOZLAK-RADULOVICH MAPLE GROVE CHAPEL (13745 Reimer Dr.) Saturday at 1 PM with visitation beginning at 12 noon. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to hopechestnews.org/�
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From Lynda Paulson / Blake on March 16th, 2016
I remember Tommy as my first kind'a date. He hid behind our neighbor's pine tree when he came to pick me up. I had to go meet him down the road at the tree. We had many a fun evening with Kathleen Dinwiddie and Duncan Shepherd singing on top of the life guard station at Lake Harriet and at the top of a building on Hennepin Ave. We laughed until I was sick. We also went to the State Fair together and laughed our way through the midway. Tommy brought joy, laughter and acceptance to everyone. I am so sad we will never get a chance to share memories and laugh again.
O'Hanlon, Wym Willow On December 27, 2009. Born in New York
City on August 31, 1948. He moved with his mother to
Minneapolis in 1951. He was only 3 years old. He and his mom
moved to Hopkins and he attended Hopkins Jr. High. Because his mom worked at Mpls. School of Art, they moved to Mpls. (1952-1956). His mom changed jobs to H. W. Darr Associates (1956-1960). In 1960 Harold W. Darr married his mom and they moved to
Hopkins. During their honeymoon out west, Wym stayed with his
maternal grandmother, Mrs. James D. Danielson in Stevens Point, WI. Wym lived in his first home from 1960-1971. Harold Darr
died in 1967. His mom remarried in 1971 to Olin S. Lutes, Jr.
Wyn was 23 and played guitar beautifully for a living, mainly
around 25th St. and Nicollet Ave. in Mpls. He attended the
University of Minnesota for two years. He worked 19 years for
a video company that eventually moved to Chicago. Wym got a job at a neighboring co., Rudolf Technologies. Wym spent two weeks each summer on the North Shore. His friends Tim Frandsen and
Brad Larson will bring Wym's cremated remains there for burial. No services are planned. GILL BROTHERS Bloomington Chapel
Published on December 29, 2009
Wym was quiet and shy but he danced like no one was watching. He was my favorite dance partner at the school dances. I still remember how cool he looked in his grey cashmere sweater. His parents wouldn't let him date, which I deeply regretted! If there's a Danceland in heaven, I know he's there. You are missed, dear friend. Dance on!
Parke, Michael L. "Mike" Age 61 of Anoka. Preceded in death by parents, Stanley and Majlis Parke. Survived by sons, Adam
(Lynda) Parke of Nevada and Daniel Parke of Fridley; grandson, Joshua Parke; brother, David (Janet) Parke of Maryland; nieces and nephews. A Time of Remembrance will be held Thursday 4-6 PM at the Coon Rapids American Legion Post #334, 11640 Crooked
Lake Blvd NW, Coon Rapids. Memorials preferred to the Disabled American Veterans, Anoka Chapter #39, 3443 136th Ave NW,
Andover, MN 55304. Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Home Anoka 763-421-0220 thurston-lindberg.com
Published on May 4, 2010
Patricia Ann Warren, 68, of Cheyenne went to be with the Lord after a long battle with COPD on March 19 at Davis Hospice Center.
She was born Feb. 12, 1948, to Floyd and Mabel (Timm) Perkins in Hopkins, Minn.
She lived a full life and touched the hearts of many people. She made numerous lifelong friends working for the Laramie County Sheriff’s Department, state of Wyoming, Child (SUD), and the Laramie County Titles Office.
Patricia is survived by her husband of 39 years, Lloyd Warren of Cheyenne; her children, Molli Deines, Tracey Kupec and Amanda Jessop; her stepchildren from Minnesota, Lloyd Warren Jr, David Warren, Craig Warren and Linda Warren; 16 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Mabel Perkins.
Perkins Philip D. Perkins, age 55, of Minnetonka. Born May 13, 1948, passed away on July 21, 2003. Philip's deep faith grew after his diagnosis in 1996 of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Central in his life was his love for his wife of 34 years, Jeanne, and
his Labradors. He was a genuinely good person, compassionate,
wise, funny, open and honest. Many recognize that he set the
standard for what is right and fair both in life and in business. Philip spent over 30 years in the retail drug industry with Snyder Drug Stores, Inc. Philip was preceded in death by his
parents, Phil and Rose Perkins; sister, Eugenia Perkins and
father-in-law, Carlton Christenson. Immediate survivors include brother, David Perkins; sisters, Kathleen Juntilla and
Elizabeth Severson; mother-in-law, Marian Christenson; sisters- in-law, JoAnn Christenson and Judy Christenson;brothers-in-law, John Christenson and Jim Christenson, and many nieces &
nephews. Services will be held at the Basilica of St. Mary, 88 N. 17th St., Mpls., on Monday, July 28. Visitation will be at
4:30 PM, mass at 6 PM and reception at 7 PM. Private interment. If so desired, contributions in Philip's memory may be made to the Basilica of St. Mary Endowment Fund or the C.G. & M.E.
Christenson Endowment Scholarship Fund c/o Bethel Seminary.
Cremation Society of MN Edina 952-924-4100
Published on July 23, 2003
Petersen Janice M. Petersen, age 55, of Minnetonka. Passed away Nov. 19, from cancer. Preceded in death by father, Allen.
Survived by mother, June; sister, Paula; son, Andrew Solovjovs. Former employee of Fingerhut. Visitation Monday Nov. 22, 5-7PM and one hour prior to service. Funeral service Tues. Nov. 23
at 11AM at: Washburn-McReavy Strobeck Johnson Chapel 952-938-9020
Published on November 21, 2004
Pitts Paul R. Pitts, age 54, of Ham Lake, passed away June 17, 2003. Preceded in death by father, Raymond Pitts. Survived by wife, Karen; mother, Leona "Le" Pitts; brother, David Pitts; many loving relatives and friends. Memorial service 10 AM Saturday at the Washburn-McReavy Seman Chapel, with a gathering of friends one hour prior. Private interment. Washburn-McReavy Seman Chapel 1827 Coon Rapids Blvd. 763-767-1000 Published on June 20, 2003
Pokorny, Roger H. age 57, of Hopkins, on Feb. 1, 2006. Survived by parents, Arlene and Henry; brothers, Paul (Jill) & niece, Catherine; Larry (Nancy) & nieces, Sara and Robyn. Private service and burial. Washburn-McReavy Strobeck Johnson, 952-938-9020 Published on February 4, 2006
Celebrating Marlene Marlene Ann Portinga Stone Memorial Slideshow April 11, 1948 to June 25, 2014 Marlene Ann Stone (nee Portinga) age 66, was born on April 11, 1948 in Willmar, Minnesota and died suddenly, surrounded by family, in Seattle, Washington on June 25, 2014. Marlene was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and Myrtle Portinga. She is survived by her husband Alan Stone, sons Rob (Carolyn) von Behren and Jacob Stone, stepdaughter Jennifer Stone, and grandchildren Jessica Gilbertson, and Zachary, Lily, Jamie, Ava, and Stellan von Behren. She is also survived by a brother Wesley (Judith) Portinga, and sisters Lorelle (Walter) McFadden, Joanne( Noble) Handley, Vicki (Randie) Schwab and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, uncles, aunts, and cousins around the world. In 1966 Marlene graduated from Hopkins High School in Hopkins, Minnesota. She began her college education at North Central University and the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and completed it at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism in 1978. After moving to Seattle Marlene began a career as a legal secretary at Davis, Wright, Tremaine Law Firm and continued working there until her retirement in 2005. Marlene had many hobbies which included reading, gardening, and baking. She definitely had a sweet tooth and became an expert at making an amazing deep-dish berry pie. She also enjoyed cooking and hosting friends for dinner. Music was always an important part of Marleneļæ½
Endsley, Nancy Lee age 69 of Golden Valley, passed away peacefully on 12/8/2017. She will be deeply missed by loving husband, Craig, children Brian (Jen) and Tracy (Bill), grandchildren, Emily and Matt and siblings Scott and Jody.
Nancy was happiest when in the woods, gardening, by the lake, or soaking in the sun. Her infectious laugh and sense of humor will be greatly missed.
Nancy's spirit lives on with her family and many friends. At her request, there will be no service but a private burial at a later date. Memorials preferred to NC Little Hospice in Edina, MN or JDRF MN. A special thank you to the wonderful, caring staff at NC Little Hospice.
Lorraine Anne Roehl Rokovitz died peacefully from heart failure on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, at her home in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. She was born Dec. 11, 1947, in Minneapolis, the child of Laranetta Butts Roehl and James Roehl of Hopkins. She would become an older sister to Nancy Roehl Getty, of Omaha, married to Michael Getty with children Laraine (Rob Loroco and Winifred) and Georg (Cecilia Poon).
Lorraine's husband of 32 years, Tom "Rocky" Rokovitz, loved her deeply and was with her as she passed so unexpectedly. Rocky was Lorraine's "steady Eddie." He amused her to no end and she was proud and humbled to have found such a fun-loving and gentle man to share her life with.
She is also survived by her son, Michael Creger, of Duluth, Minn. Mother and son found each other 20 years after he was adopted at birth in Minneapolis. He will miss his biological mother and the incredible stories about her life and how he came into this world. Both were grateful to have found each other and to spend 30 years catching up and finding so many similarities between each other.
Just recently, Michael and his wife, Emily Gaarder, adopted a child in Florida. Isabel "Izzy" Ren's first brush with her new extended family occurred at Rocky and Lorraine's home. They all spent two weeks together in new-baby bliss just after enduring Hurricane Irma. Lorraine was beyond feeling blessed to squeeze Izzy and only stubbornly allowed anyone else to hold her only grandchild. Over the holidays, Lorraine looked forward to photo updates on Izzy and did the proper grandmotherly task of doting on her with presents and love.
Her son's cherished memory is first walking into Lorraine's house with Izzy in his arms. After general greetings, Lorraine blurted out: "Gimme that baby!" Typical, to-the-point Lorraine. She was gentle and loving with the baby and Izzy returned that nurturing in kind.
Lorraine was an interesting person, leaning on the term "character" when it came to her life story. She grew up in a typical Catholic household in the midwest but she also moved with the times, the tumultuous 1960s that had so many teenagers and people in their 20s seeking adventure. For Lorraine, that meant a commune in northern Minnesota, hitchhiking across Canada, and then the West Coast and San Francisco along with other stops up and down the California coast.
She embodied the free spirit sense of the era. She never drove a car but somehow managed to keep having travel adventures and stories along the way. In short, she had only a minimal "bucket list" when considering the experiences of her first three-plus decades.
She eventually owned a record store near San Diego in the heart of album rock. She then went to school in Santa Barbara and became an expert in costume and makeup design with work for small and large community theaters across the country. This was her passion for four decades, into her late 60s.
Lorraine met Rocky at The Little Theater on Chapala Street in Santa Barbara in 1984. The back of the theater was next to Rocky's home at the time. He became Lorraine's comic muse off the stage. They had a shared loved for Motown music and the rest was a dance into history. Their beloved cats joined them in the groove.
She would tell her son that she had done what she wanted in her early haphazard life and wanted to settle down -- on her terms, of course. She continued to manage costuming for larger stage productions, national tours and community events.
Rocky and Lorraine moved from the suburbs of San Francisco to Florida in the early 1990s, eventually building their dream home south of Jacksonville. Rocky continued his career in sports medicine and Lorraine continued plying her valued costuming, prop work and makeup application at a variety of theaters in the region. She retired after a celebrated run at the Limelight Theatre in St. Augustine, the nearby city that never ceased to amaze her with its storied past. Whether it was a national touring act, community players or children's theater, Lorraine was a consummate professional and supporter of actors and production staff who always relayed heartfelt thank-yous to her after each show.
In Ponte Vedra Beach, at the end of South Bend Drive and surrounded by water, the couple resided in idyllic splendor. They took time to explore the peculiarities of Florida or simply the nature in their own back yard. No matter where Lorraine found footing, she immersed herself in her surroundings and shared that love of now smaller-scale adventure.
Lorraine spent time getting to know her roots by doing scholarly research on her family in West Virginia and Minnesota. She and Rocky travelled to be witness to the people and places attached to her family history. Lorraine created a written legacy for her son and for the ages.
She was a meticulous travel planner, outlining every detail with voluminous maps and brochures. She was her own tourism agent, Rocky says, "even to the end."
It can be said that Lorraine was deeply private in her later years, part of living life on her own terms. For those who knew and loved her -- in her younger years and until she left our earthly orb -- she was a font of wonder and delightful example of a life well lived.
Lorraine chose to not have a service and was cremated. Please take a moment and think of her, smile, and appreciate the moments we had with her.
She kept a lot of ephemera in boxes marking her travels down life's road. She once showed her son a clipping of a poem she snatched from her mother's refrigerator, just after Laranetta's death in 1975. Michael was astounded, for he had the same clipping on his fridge. It's called "Late Fragment," by Raymond Carver.
And did you get what
you wanted from this life, even so?
And what did you want?
To call myself beloved, to feel myself
beloved on the earth.
Lorraine is missed, and the world is lesser without her.
These words are shared with friends and family. If you have memories of Lorraine you'd like to pass on, her son and Rocky would love to read them. Send to email@example.com.
Sandon, Robert "Rob" age 69, of Fridley, on March 9, 2017. Preceded in death by his parents, Roy and June; brother, David of Belen, NM and grandson, Jimmy Hodgskin of FL. Survived by his wife, Mary; children, Lori (Jon) Hodgskin and Staci (Patrick) Polites, all of FL; grandchildren: Ashlee, Lauren, Ethan, Zachary, Nicholas, Josh; stepsons, Robert Bedard and Ronald Isaacs; step-daughter, Debra (Ken) Hoy; sister, Diane (Morley) Williams; brothers, Rick (Lori) and Randy; nieces and nephews: Matt, Karen, Alisha, Joshua, Jared, Justin, Davrie; and many beloved aunts, uncles, and friends. A gathering to celebrate Rob's life will be TODAY (3/11) from 2-5 p.m. at The Tavern Grill in Blaine (763-398-8100). Rob will be missed for his loving, giving heart, as well as his helping hand to all in need. He knew no strangers! Contemporary Cremation Society (952) 922-0100
Kathy was the first girl who asked (told) me to dance. I did and was mortified as my mother was a chaperone. We were at Immaculate Heart of Mary school in Glen Lake. What a fun, full of life young woman who gave me a wonderful life-long memory. RIP.
Savage, Gregory Robert age 67, of Richfield, MN passed away unexpectedly on February 26 in his home in Richfield, MN. Greg was born November 8th, 1948 in Minneapolis, MN. He attended the University of Minnesota, served in the US Navy and worked most of his life in Information Services and Software Sales. Greg had a passion for fast cars and car racing, a love that he shared with his grandson, Beckett. His happiest moments were those spent with his grandchildren, who were the light of his life. Greg also had a love of American History and Politics, both of which he was a lifelong student. Greg is survived by wife of 46 years, Cynthia, son John, daughter Anne Morey (Douglas), grandchildren, Beckett, Harper and Hazel Morey, brother Shawn (Heidi), sister LeeAnne Allen (Harry), mother Mary C. Savage and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by brother Kelly J. Savage, father Robert P. Savage, and grandmother Leone Davy. Greg will be buried in a private ceremony. A memorial service will take place on Wednesday, March 2nd at 2:00 pm at Lakewood Memorial Chapel in Minneapolis. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Greg's life. In lieu of flowers, please vote on November 2. Published on February 28, 2016
Senn, Ronald W. Age 61, of Somerset, WI. Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, Son, Uncle and Friend, passed away on August 19, 2009. Preceded in death by father, Ward. Survived by wife, Linda; children, Nicole (Trevor), Kristy Paula, Tim (Dawn), Wayne (Jackie), Stephanie; grandchildren, Austin, Adam, Erica and Christopher; mother, Sylvie; brother, James (Elaine); nieces, Kathy, Marlene; special friend, James "Jimmy" Shimitz; other nieces, nephew and friends. A Memorial Service will be held 7 PM on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 with A Gathering of Family and Friends from 5 PM until service at BRADSHAW CELEBRATION OF LIFE CENTER, 2800 Curve Crest Blvd. (NW corner of Hwy 36 and Co. Rd. 5). Family requests NO FLOWERS. Memorials preferred to Hope Chest. Bradshaw 2800 Curve Crest Boulevard, Stillwater 651-439-5511 Published on August 23, 2009
From Judy (Erickson) Wuollet on February 6th, 2016
Kathy was married to my cousin Bob. They have a fantastic family,yes have. She was a fantastic, adored and loving Kindergarten teacher. Kathy was always smiling, happy and cared for everyone. Her death was great shock to us all. She and Bob raised a loving, christian family. Her son is a minister. Bob married a wonderful woman, Joy, who is a Christian and is carrying out their family traditions and love.
we(family) miss you Kathy. I know you are in Jesus's Kingdom and looking down on your wonderful family. Love you, Judy
LaBounty, Meredith "Mitzi" Age 68, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family. Preceded in death by father, Roy Smith. Survived by husband, Thomas; daughters Tammy Ott (Thomas) and Kelly Gaspard (Brian); grandchildren, Cameron, Grace, Zack, and Addie; mother, Laverne Baldus (Eugene); brother Del Smith (Nancy). In lieu of flowers, donations to family for memorial. Celebration of her life at a later date.
Michael T. Smith, age 63, of Farmington, passed away on May 30, 2011 of cancer. He is preceded in death by his parents, Glenn and Madonna Smith; brothers, Scott, Glenn, Bill and Terry. Michael is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Jeanne; sons, Andrew, Anthony and Glenn; grandchildren, Colton and Grace; sisters, Connie (Tom) Tart, Mary (Farrel) Horton, Cindy (Jim) LaFontaine; brothers, Steve Smith, Dave (Debbie) Smith; mother-in-law, Beverly Hansen; sister-in-law, Christine Pastorek; brothers-in-law, Lee Hansen, Ted (Kris)Hansen and Kai (Denise) Hansen. Also by many other loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Michael worked at B.F.Goodrich for 35 years. He will be greatly missed. We will miss his sense of humor and great love of his family. Memorial service 10AM Friday, June 3, 2011 at White Funeral Home, 901 3rd Street, Farmington with a gathering of family and friends 1 hour prior to service at the funeral home. Private Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. White Funeral Home Farmington 651-463-7374
Sorenson, John C. "Mouse" Age 62, of St. Louis Park, passed away on February 4, 2011. Preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Evelyn. Survived by loving partner of 13 years, Judy Lanners; cousins and their extended families; and dear friends. Reception to follow service at Hopkins VFW. Memorial service Wednesday, February 16, 7 PM with a gathering 1 hour prior all at: Washburn-McReavy Strobeck Johnson Chapel 1400 Mainstreet, Hopkins 952 938-9020 Published on February 6, 2011
New John very well from all the cruising in hopkins. One time at his house we were smoking a few doobies and his dogs were stoned and jumped out through the glass front door and John went chasing it down the street.
Rev. Marvin Lee Soulek, age 71, of Round Lake, Minnesota died Thursday, February 6 at his home in Round Lake, surrounded by family and friends.
Marvin was born July 9, 1948 to George H. and Ludmilla A. (Kukacka) Soulek and lived in Montgomery, MN. At age six he moved with his family to Hopkins, MN, where he graduated from Hopkins High School in 1966. Following a year of electronics school, Marvin changed vocational course, attending Concordia College in St. Paul, MN. He continued on to Concordia Theological Seminary in Springfield, Illinois. After graduation, a call to Bethel Lutheran Church brought him to Round Lake in 1975, which became home for the rest of his life. On May 14, 1977 he married Lynn Thomsen at Bethel, and their son Paul was born in 1985. In addition to Bethel, Marvin served many other area congregations in vacancy or pulpit supply capacities during his many years of ministry.
Marv will be remembered for many things, but particularly for how he enjoyed visiting with people—like when they were working in their garages or shops and left the door unlocked. He could often be found touring Round Lake with Lynn, whether by foot, pedal, or automobile, and eagerly stopping for conversations with anyone who crossed their path. His attention to yardwork and vehicle care could be classified as obsessive, but the grass was always green and the vehicle was always clean! In his pre-seminary days, he played the drums in a 60’s rock-and-roll band. (He gave this up before becoming a pastor – maybe a little too much fun?) He took up studying the Czech language, which he looked forward to using at any opportunity. Czech foods like jaternice sausage, pork and dumplings, and kolaches were also favorites, but Lynn’s cooking always topped anything else in his book. He enjoyed old timey polka music, and diligently wrote daily “poetry” for the senior center’s morning coffee time. He loved listening to Paul’s musical endeavors and helping with his many (and sometimes misguided) house projects. Although skeptical at first, Marv came to find great enjoyment in Paul’s dog, Silas, and was also surprised by the joy of traveling with his family beyond Minnesota, especially to places with green grass in the winter!
Spending time with Lynn and Paul was his greatest joy, and in the past seven months they spent an extra measure of time talking, laughing, crying and singing hymns together. His family is grateful for that time together and for the excellent care provided by the many hospital, home health, and hospice workers. Marvin’s greatest gift to us was his own need for the Gospel message, and we rejoice that God in His grace has filled that need, redeeming Marvin from this veil of tears into a secure, unending joy filled with love that never fades, deteriorates, or has to say goodbye.
Marv is survived by his wife Lynn of Round Lake and son Paul of Seward, Nebraska; sister-in-law Amy (Larry) Yeske; brothers-in-law Dick Thomsen, Jeff Thomsen and Loren Pfeffer; nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, and sister Arlene Pfeffer of Pine City, MN.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, February 11, 2020, at 1:00 p.m., at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Worthington, MN, with Pastor Paul Sajban officiating.
Lt. Col. Michael S. Steele, 69, died April 16, 2018, at Lakeland Regional Health, from a car accident.
He was born May 14, 1948, in Clarksville, Minnesota, to Donald and Mary Dickey.
He was a life-long learner and earned several degrees, including a doctorate. He served the Lord in many churches. He served in the U.S. Army for 27 years and was discharged with full honors, retiring as Chaplain Lieutenant Colonel Special Forces.
He was a passionate follower of God, proud fan of White County athletics, and loved his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; nephew, Chris Kielty; sister-in-law, Debbie Steele; and grandson, Samuel Gorter.
Survivors include his sister, Donna Dickey, of Sparta; his brother, Dan Steele, of Minnesota; children, Michelle (Brett) Miller, of Alexandria, Minnesota, Stephen (Mirm) Steele, of Novato, California, Dana (Howard) Gorter, of Sparta, Jacob (Sita), of Nashville; his six grandchildren, Ashlee, Jared, Kaylee, Skyler, Aiden, Lucas; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
There will be a private ceremony for him at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the veterans’ agency of your choice or the White County Public Library.
Stulberg, Michael Age 67, of Minnetrista, passed away July 8, 2015. Survived by parents, Stuart & Jean Stulberg; daughters, Paige (Kris) Olson, Dorian (Chris) Anderson, and their mother Linda Stulberg; grandchildren, Gage, Kylie, and Colton; sister, Matti Hoffman; brother, Rick (Betty) Stulberg. Memorial service WEDNESDAY, July 29th, 3:00 pm, BET SHALOM CONGREGATION, 13613 Orchard Rd., Minnetonka. Memorials preferred to Tri-State Horsemen's Association/Youth Program 15460 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN 55347. Additional Gathering of family & friends at The Colony at Eden Prairie, 431 Prairie Center Dr., Eden Prairie (Thursday, 7:00 PM). Hodroff-Epstein 612-871-1234 hodroffepstein.com Published on July 26, 2015
Sundquist Timothy P., age 56, living in Copenhagen, Denmark, grew up in Hopkins, MN, passed in his sleep on Dec. 31. Preceded in death by parents, Peter & Mary; sister, Jean Utter. Survived by his wife, Grazyna; son, Thomas; former wife, Kirstine Brown Frandsen (Per); sister, Joan (Richard) Parten; brother, Tom (Elizabeth); many nieces, nephews & cousins. He will be missed by many here at home and in Denmark. Interment, Copenhagen Denmark, a place that he truly called his home. Memorials to the charity of your choice. Published on January 4, 2005
Greer, Deborah Kay passed peacefully, surrounded by family, early Sunday, August 23, at the age of 61. She was an honest woman, a patient and dedicated mother, a loving daughter and sister, and a witty confidant to all who knew her. Throughout the final days of her struggle with colon cancer, she showed enormous courage and strength. Preceded in death by her father, Robert VanFossan. Survived by her mother, Mary Jane Van Fossan; her brothers, Craig Van Fossan and Mark Van Fossan; her husband of twenty-five years, Donald Greer; and her daughter, Kristin Greer. A celebration of Deborah's life will be held Tuesday Aug. 25, 7 pm (family/friends at 6) at the White Funeral Home, 12804 Nicollet Ave. Burnsville, MN.
Published on August 24, 2009
Larry B. Watson died on October 27, 2017, shortly after being taken off life support systems. Private services were held per Larry's wishes.
Larry was a national sales manager for a food company, who retired at the age of 40 to start a gun company with his wife. Their company specialized in building .50 BMG and AR-15 rifles as well as fully automatic machine guns.
Larry also raced cars and a twin engine snowmobile, eventually holding 11 world records, 3 Guiness records and 2 Guiness tv spots. He retired from racing in 1995.
We lost our beloved Paula in January, 2009 after a two-year battle with breast cancer that led to leukemia that led to congestive heart failure. She was a fighter to the end. On the night before she passed away, we were tracking down all of the reading material she was requesting that had been left in another hospital room. She was still sending emails to the office from which she had taken a temporary leave of absence to deal with her illness. The inauguration of Barack Obama brought her great joy in her final weeks. Paula was devoted to raising Julia and David, and I am very thankful that she was able to see them to adulthood and off to college. Julia, David and I were able to get back to Hopkins over Labor Day weekend to see some of Paula's family and friends, and in particular were able to see Hopkins High classmate Kathy Casmer. We also stopped by to see the painted rock in front of the old Hopkins High. On behalf of Paula, Julia, David and I would like to extend best wishes to all of her classmates from the Class of '66.
From Kathy Murphy Casmer on January 16th, 2016
Paula was my best friend from high school, and I will always miss her. We spent the summer of 1969 together in Europe seeing all of the sights including breweries and zoos. Amsterdam, Paris, Rome, Vienna, Berlin, Copenhagen, Oslo, Dublin, London....and Paula was the one who could remember all the stories. Her memory and intellect were amazing!
Paula spent her life in Chicago, a city that she loved. She earned two graduate degrees and enjoyed her own career. Along with her husband, Mark, she raised two fabulous children who are now young adults. Those kids travel the world in their respective careers, and Paula would have every right to be proud.
Paula passed away on my birthday after fighting cancer. Unlike her parents, she did not live into her 90s.
Woodard, James Lloyd age 58, passed away Monday July 2, 2007 at the home of his sister, Nancy Horns. He was born October 2, 1948 to Lloyd C. and Corinne J. (Beekman) Woodard in Minneapolis, MN. James was a graduate of Hopkins High School in Hopkins, MN and the University of Minnesota-Duluth. He traveled the country working as a pipe fitter in construction and oil refineries before retiring from Federal Steel Supply near Houston, TX. James leaves behind his sister, Nancy Horns of Sylvania, Ohio; nephews, Scott (Jodi) Horns, Ryan (Teresa) Horns; niece, Michelle (Jerry) McCarthy and many close friends. Services are private. Memorial contributions in memory of James may be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Arrangements entrusted to Ansberg-West Funeral Directors. Online condolences may be sent at ansberg-west.com Published on July 3, 2007
I am so very sorry to hear that one of my best friends in high school has passed away. We had so many wonderful memories together. My deep condolences to the family.
From Char Christensen on February 15th, 2016
Jim was our neighbor and a best friend. We played together often during elementary and middle school years. He loved to be outside, have fun and hang with the Dawson girls ! He came over every day before high school to pick us up to walk to the bus stop. He loved the weather report and would read it to us in the morning in our foyer before we headed out for our 3 block walk. We had many good times with Dar, Mar, Helen, Leigh, Tom, Bill, Nancy P, Linda M and his sister Nancy. We miss Jimmy as we called him. He was a great friend to many !!
Wright, Thomas Howard "Tom" July 10, 1948-March 16, 2014,
age 65, of St. Petersburg, has joined his Lord and Savior. He
was an active member of Faith Covenant Church. He was a man of strong faith and integrity who served his country through the
United States Air Force. He is survived by his loving and
devoted wife, Paula; children, Catherine (Brent) Wright Lindner, Troy (Tracy) Wright, and Sarah (Scott) Killinger; brothers,
Fred and Rob Wright; grandchildren, Anna, Olivia, Hugo, and
Delilah; stepsons, Lou (Lesa) and Rick (Angela) Simonyi and
step grandsons, Louie and Logan Simonyi. A visitation will be
held from 10 am until service time at 11 am Saturday, March 22, at Faith Covenant Church, 150 62nd Ave. NE. Donations may be
made in his name to Faith Covenant Church. Visit the guestbook at: www.AndersonMcQueen.com 727-822-2059
Jan and I dated for a short time in high school. We ended up meeting at the Senior party of all places! While that didn't last long,(she met her husband to be shortly thereafter), we would run into each other in later life as we were both in the Pharmaceutical industry. Jan was a sweet person, I am glad I knew her.
Dean was in the Marines and died as a ground casualty in Vietnam after serving less than a year. He was only 19 years old. He received a Purple Heart and is buried at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery.
Pfc. Dean Roger Zimmerman, 19-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Zimmerman, 38-15th Ave. N., Hopkins, was killed in action April 16, 1967 near DaNang, South Vietnam. He had been with the U.S. Marines fighting in Vietnam since December 5, 1966. He attended Hopkins High School and received his diploma while in the Marines.
Born in Montevideo February 28, 1948, he was a member of Gethsemane Lutheran Church. In addition to his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Dale E., 18; David, 16; two sisters, DiAnne, 15 and Delaine, 13; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Tischer, Willmar and Mrs. Thomas Zimmerman, Maynard, MN. Services are being arranged with Strobeck-Johnson Funeral Chapel.
I remember reading about Dean's death in the newspaper so soon after we all graduated. To this day, whenever I am in Washington, I take a moment at the Vietnam Memorial and look up his name and give a quiet rememberance and thanks for his sacrifice.
From Patricia Hovinen on March 20th, 2016
Tears come to my eyes reading his obituary... I remember him as far back as grade school. There was a sweetness about him. I am not surprised at The Purple Heart. He is the only person I know, who was killed in Vietnam. I am so very sad that he was taken at such a tender young age... He was kind and good, and I have never forgotten him.