Our Obituaries

Ruth A. Jaworski

July 6, 1928 - January 22, 2018

Age 89, of RosemountPassed away peacefully January 22, 2018 with family at her side. Preceded in death by Husband, Edward; Sons, Dennis, Thomas, Gregory, Mark; Daughter, Margaret; 5 Grandchildren, Scott, Shawn, Jerimiah, Haaland, Olivia; Parents, Oscar and Marie Haaland; and Brother, Kenneth Haaland. Survived by Daughters, Diane (Dennis) Tutewohl, Deborah (Gerald) Edwards; Sons, Dale, Douglas ...
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Yisak Woldab

January 3, 1953 - January 18, 2018

Yisak Woldab age 65 of St. Paul, Minnesota passed away January 18, 2018. He was a librarian at the University of Minnesota. He is survived by his Wife, Elessabeth. Visitation and services will be held beginning at 12 PM Wednesday Jan. 24th at Wulff Godbout Funeral Home 560 West 7th Street St. Paul, Minnesota. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery at 2:30 PM. Yisak was a strong believer in...
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Donald J. Halverson

August 28, 1957 - January 16, 2018


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Sandra M. Andrew

February 28, 1950 - December 29, 2017

Beloved AuntAge 67 of St. Paul, MinnesotaPreceded in death by Mother, Sybil; Brothers, Bob & Bill Pitmon; Sisters, Donna Shearen & Barbara Ewing. Survived by Nieces & Nephews, Lynda Clausen, Michael (Penny Jo) Ewing, Jeffrey (Julie) Shearen, Linda (Wayne) Pavich & James Pitmon; Brother-In-Law, Dean Shearen; many Great-Nieces & Great-Nephews. Visitation: 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January...
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Dennis Michael Wiggin

June 30, 1948 - December 21, 2017

Dennis Michael Wiggin, 69, of St. Paul, passed away peacefully at home following an illness on Thursday, December 21, 2017.He was preceded in death by his Parents; Sisters, Veronica and Mary Ellen; and Brother, Dick.Dennis will be deeply missed by his loving Wife of 21 years, Susan Mayer; Step-Son, Shawn Mayer; Sisters, Pat, Dory, Judy, Monica, and Tess; Brothers, John, Gerald, and Louie; many...
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Eilene Schneider-Storrs

August 6, 1952 - December 17, 2017

Eilene Schneider-Storrs, 66, of Saint Paul, passed away in her sleep surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, December 17, 2017.She was preceded in death by her Mother, Audrey.Eilene will be deeply missed by her Sons, Adam and Tony Storrs; Father, James Dreyling; Sisters, Roxanne (Tom) Schmahl, Nancy (Bill) Wonders, Suzie Till, and Lynette (Tom) Gutzwiller; Brothers, Jim (Malyn) Dreyling and...
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James A. Hessler

October 30, 1925 - November 11, 2017

Age 92 Of MaplewoodDied Nov. 11th. He was preceded in death by his wife Marion, an infant daughter, 2 brothers and 2 sisters. Surviving are his 9 children: Ron Hessler (Vicki), Debra Larson (Michael), Peggy Holmquist (Steve), Kim Dickinson (Larry), Janet Martin (Jack), Colleen Cannon, Lori Erickson (Terry), Lisa Host (Rick), and Heidi Sicard (Michael). 25 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren...
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Sheryl Swanson

May 1, 1946 - September 29, 2017

Age 71Of St. PaulPassed away peacefully with her family by her side on Friday, September 29, 2017.She was preceded in death by her ex-husband and best friend, Jack; infant son, Edward; and her parents.Sheryl will be deeply missed by her daughters, Lisa Swanson and Jennifer (Geoff); "son" Greg; grandchildren, Ashley, Alexis, John, Alana, Shanice, Marquis, Aubrianna, Antoinique, and Tyrese; great...
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Glen R. Triviski

September 27, 1945 - September 20, 2017

Age 71 Of MaplewoodPassed away 9/20/2017Casey had many friends, loved classic cars, beautiful women and a good cocktail. He's the former owner of The Manor, Casey's and Kelly's. Preceded in death by parents, Glen & Lorraine ; brothers, Dennis & Ricky.Survived by son, Nathan; daughters, Katie & Abby (Justin) ; loving Papa to, Shayla, Owen, Jackson, Travis, Grace, Skyler, Faith,...
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Vera B. Hutter

December 20, 1934 - August 13, 2017

Hutter, Vera (Wabasha)Age 82 Of St. Paul Preceded in death by her husband, Jim and her son, Jimmy and brothers and sisters . She is survived by her three daughters: Kathie Ferdig (Kelly), Yvonne Hutter (Ron), and Jeanine "Teeny" Hutter. Seven grandchildren: Cassie, Kalena, Kristina, Jimmy, Kaitlyn, Brandon, and Kel and two great grandchildren: Marissa and Ashley. A gathering of remembrance...
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Frances R. Cantu

March 9, 1939 - June 30, 2017

She is survived by daughters, Diana Rodriguez and Maria Miller (and family); sons, Frank, Roger, Thomas, Michael; sisters, Helen (Charles) Ortiz, Ambrosia Lopez, Juanita (Margarito) Salazar, Anita Ortiz, Rose Salazar, Esperanza Zamora; many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and her beloved Alfonzo Juarez. Frances was loved and cherished by many. Special thank you to the...
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Edward J. Tischler

December 15, 1925 - June 21, 2017

Age 91Of St. PaulPassed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. He was preceded in death by his sister, Florence (Arthur) Sommers, and brother, Paul Tischler. Ed will be deeply missed by his nieces and nephews, Joyce Fournier, Janice (Rich) Green, Jim (Shy) Sommers, Art (Kathy) Sommers, Gladys (Bob) Woldt, and Florney (Don) Winger; 14 great nieces and nephews; 22 great great nieces and...
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Robert S. Allen

January 31, 1923 - May 26, 2017

Born January 31, 1923, passed away May 25, 2017. Preceded in death by first wife, Grace Flynn; daughter, Janet Allen; parents, Chester Allen and Miriam Baynes; and siblings, Aileen, Chester Allen Jr., and Betty. Survived by children, Linda Miller, Elizabeth Allen, Kristen Allen, Robert Allen Jr., Jamie Allen, Michael Allen, Thomas Allen; 11 grandchildren; brother, Clark; and second wife,...
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Leon Finver

May 18, 1919 - May 19, 2017

A gathering will take place for the community at the conclusion of Shloshim (Shloshim is the 30 day morning period); details to follow.Age 98of St. Paul, MinnesotaPassed away May 29, 2017, ten days after reaching 98 years of age. Leon, a Holocaust survivor, was born in 1919 in the Carpathian mountain village (shtetl) of Lesko, Poland. In his early 90's, he reflectively understated that he'd...
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Vernon Delano Nielsen

January 21, 1934 - May 13, 2017

Age 83Of West St. PaulDied Saturday, May 13, 2017 surrounded by loved ones at the VA Hospital Minneapolis.He was preceded in death by his daughter, Karen; sisters, Linda and Leila; and brother, Donald. Vernon will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 38 years, Janet; children, Holly (Mike) Beyer, Dan Jensen, Lora (Virgil) Robinson, and Rebecca Nielsen; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren;...
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Phyllis Stover

September 2, 1925 - April 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Wulff Godbout Funeral Home, Saint Paul, MN.
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Paul J. Cosgrove

February 14, 1938 - April 5, 2017

Age 79 Of St. Paul, MNPassed away April 5, 2017 at Highland Chateau Care Center. He is survived by his two children, Sean Cosgrove (Jeannie Farrell) and Renee Kidd (Steven); along with his five grandchildren and one sister, Irene Allshouse. Funeral Service at 10:00 AM Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 285 N. Dale Street in Saint Paul. Visitation one hour prior to...
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Duane O. Barkeim

December 2, 1940 - March 25, 2017

Born December 2, 1940, Jackson, MN - Deceased March 25, 2017, Granbury TexasDuane grew up in Lakefield and then Clarkfield, Minnesota. He graduated from Clarkfield High School in 1958. Shortly thereafter, he married his high school sweetheart, Carol Vionne Craig, on September 14, 1958.Duane served in the United States Navy from December of 1958 through December 1, 1961. He was assigned to the USS...
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Georgene Patricia Martin

February 22, 1929 - March 2, 2017

Beloved Wife, Mother, GrandmotherAge 88 Of St. Paul Died on Thursday, March 2, 2017. Preceded in death by husband, Jerome; sisters, Julia and Mary; and parents, Michael and Julia. Survived by children, Charles (Karen), Marceline, and Robert Martin; and grandchildren, Jessica, Angela, Miranda, and Benjamin. Visitation Monday, March 6 from 4-7 PM at Wulff Godbout Funeral Home, 560 W 7th St., St....
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Guy M. Milton

March 6, 1963 - January 8, 2017

Age 53 Of Minneapolis, MNThe son of the late Thomas & Betty Milton. Brother to Jeff, Jeremy, Shawn, and Jennifer. Uncle to four nephews, six nieces, a great uncle and friend to many. Guy will be forever missed by his family and friends. A Funeral Mass will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, February 2, 2017 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 920 Holley Ave., St. Paul Park, MN, with Visitation...
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Luis Jose Cruz

April 19, 1933 - January 6, 2017

Age 83Of St. PaulPassed away peacefully surrounded by family on Friday, January 6, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ana; mother, Maria; brothers, Clodomiro Cruz and Rene Cruz; and sisters, Sylvia Cruz and Tiola Cruz. Luis will be deeply missed by his 15 children; 49 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; brothers, Antonio (Julia) and Alquides (Melita); sister, Suna (Tito); many nieces;...
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Shirley M. Curry

January 2, 1933 - January 3, 2017

Loving WifeMother and Grandmother Shirley passed away January 3, 2017 at Catholic Elder Care in Minneapolis, MN. Shirley is preceded in death by her husband, Ike , and is survived by four children and eight grandchildren. Shirley and Ike were previously residents of Echo Ridge Apartments in Oakdale where they are missed by many friends. Burial services were held on January 9th at Fort Snelling...
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Lorra Smith

January 25, 1949 - December 29, 2016

Obie Award-winning performer, director and poet Laurie Smith Carlos, who made an indelible mark on New York's avant-garde theater scene before relocating to the Twin Cities in midlife and mentoring a generation of artists here, died Thursday of colon cancer. She was 67.The Twin Cities artistic community was reeling Friday. "She's a remarkable artist and it's a big loss," said Philip Bither, the...
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Elizabeth L. Kreitz

December 8, 1924 - December 7, 2016

"Betty"Beloved GrandmotherAge 91Of St. Paul Passed away on December 7, 2016. Preceded in death by her Husband, Charles "Bill". Survived by Son, Stephen (Susan); Grandchildren, Joanne, Rebecca, Charles W. II and Stephen Jr.; Great-Grandchildren, Sydne, Cailie, Charles W. III, Thomas and Amanda; Great-Great-Granddaughter, Penelope. All Services are private.
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Marlys Marie Fairbanks

February 15, 1938 - December 4, 2016

Age 78Of St. PaulPassed away peacefully Sunday, December 4, 2016. She was preceded in death by her son, Danny; parents, Lyle and Pauline; brother, Kohlie; and sister-in-law, Barb. Marlys is survived by her husband of 25 years, Harold; children, Dennis (Laurie) Littlefield and Kim Bethel; grandchildren, Nick (Liz), Jeremy (Jamie), Crystal, Tina (JC); and Alicia; six great-grandchildren; siblings,...
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LeRoy A. Still

November 24, 1930 - December 1, 2016

Age 86Of St. PaulPassed away peacefully surrounded by family Thursday, December 1, 2016. He was preceded in death by his wife, Delores; son, Tim; brother, Harry; and sister, Alma. LeRoy is survived by his children, Mike (Carol) and Wes; brother, Walter (Delores); sisters, Alice and Esther (Richard); nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends. Memorial Service will be Thursday, Dec. 8 at 12:30...
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Roger J. Joyce

October 17, 1936 - November 30, 2016

Age 80Of St. PaulPassed away Nov 30, 2016. Preceded in death by wife, Maureen; brother, Robert; and sister, Joan. Survived by sister, Geraldine Vogt; sister-in-law, Marietta Joyce; many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Memorial Mass will be Wednesday, Dec. 7th at 11:00 AM with gathering of family and friends from 10 - 11 am at Wulff Godbout Funeral Home, 560 W. 7th ST., St. Paul. Private...
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Vicki K. Winters

February 9, 1945 - November 27, 2016

Age 71 Of West St. PaulVicki was preceded in death by her parents, Tessie and Einard Crandell and John Henry Deist, and sister, Donna. She will be deeply missed by her spouse, Thomas F. Winters, children, James Smith, Steven Smith, Michael Winters, Kerri Winters, Lisa Winters and Lori Winters, grandchildren, Chantelle, James Jr., Christina, Michael, Cameron, Lindsay, Mikey, Samantha, Jack and...
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Tina Marie Bean

November 17, 1972 - November 19, 2016

Age 44Of Houston, TXPassed away Saturday, November 19, 2016. She was preceded in death by her grandma, Matilda, and aunt, Genie. Tina will be missed by her parents, Albert (Joyce) and Julie; four children; eight grandchildren; four brothers; one sister; other family and a host of friends. Visitation will be Sunday, Dec. 4 from 4-7 pm with a prayer service at 6 pm at Wulff Godbout Funeral Home,...
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Edison A. Mojares

August 5, 1946 - October 24, 2016

Passed away on October 24, 2016. Edison is survived by his Wife of 44 Years, Teresita; Son, Leoncio Jesus Edison (Eva) Mojares; Grandsons, Leannard John Edward and John Paul; Sister-in-Law, Lina; Nephews, Joseph and Jaime, II. Mass of Christian Burial Friday, October 28, 2016 at 10:00 AM at Guardian Angels Catholic Church, 8260 4th Street N., Oakdale. Visitation from 8:30 AM until time of Mass....
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Rosendo Lucio

March 13, 1938 - October 14, 2016

Beloved Dad, PaPa, Brother and UncleAge 78 Of St. PaulPassed away on October 14, 2016. He was preceded in death by Parents, Joseph & Roberta; Former Wife, Pamela; Sons, Anthony & Erik; Siblings, Michael and Francesca Weber. He is survived by Sons, Russell (Michelle), Brian (Loretta); Siblings, Mary Augustine, Rosalva, Rienalda, Josephine (Robert) Elizondo, Arnold (Sandy), Sylvia Belmares...
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Terry A. Shaffer

May 7, 1942 - September 29, 2016

Age 74Born in Chippewa Falls, WI. Passed away on Thursday, September 29th at Regions Hospital. Preceded in death by Parents, Guy and Grace Shaffer of Chippewa Falls. Survived by Wife, Suk; Daughters, Kelly Lovik, Kari Genzler and Stepson, Sam Kim and Their Spouses; Seven Grandchildren and One Great-Grandson. Terry was a construction field engineer. He enjoyed his lake home in Gordon, WI where he...
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William B. Curry

April 19, 1930 - September 27, 2016

Loving FatherVeteran of the Marine CorpsDevoted HusbandGrandfatherPassed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 27 at Our Lady of Peace Hospice. Survived in death by his beloved wife, Shirley; 4 children; and 8 grandchildren. He served active duty in Korea as a proud member of the Marine Corps and was nicknamed "Ike", which he carried for his entire life. He retired after 41 years of service at...
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Norma Kristine Sorenson

February 29, 1956 - August 31, 2016

Age 60of Richfield, MinnesotaPassed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 31, 2016. She was preceded in death by her Son, John and Father, Norman. Kris is survived by her Children, Jamie (Keith Johnson) Sorenson, Janel Sorenson, and Jesse Sorenson; their Father, Steve Sorenson; Grandchildren, Mady and Tyler; Mother, Ruth; Sisters, Karen (Joe) LaBate, Kathy (Gordon) Otterlei, and Nancy Carlile;...
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Barbara L. Faudskar

May 18, 1940 - August 31, 2016

Was born on May 18, 1940 to George C. and Dorothy (Wood) May; united in marriage to Arvid Lawrence Faudskar on December 16, 1960 and welcomed into eternal life on August 31, 2016 at Fairview Ridges Hospital with prayers from many and her Loving Sisters at her side. Barb pursued many interests her life. She raised three children, cared for many infants as they awaited adoption and excelled in her...
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Martin A. Kampa

March 1, 1935 - August 24, 2016

Age 81Of Cottage Grove Passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, August 24, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters; and three brothers. Martin will be greatly missed by two sisters; one brother; and many nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, August 29 at 11:00 AM with visitation one hour prior at Church of St. Thomas Aquinas, 920 Holly...
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Dick Richard Wiggin

July 9, 1932 - August 19, 2016

Loving Dad, Grandpa, BrotherAge 84 Of St. PaulDied on Fri., 8/19. Preceded in death by wife Dolores, son Mike, granddaughter Charlotte; sisters, Veronica & Mary Ellen. Survived by children, Sharon (Kevin) Connolly, Bob, Kathy; grandchildren, Molly, Jack, Ryan, Nicole, Alyssa; siblings, John, Gerald, Dennis, Louie, Dory, Pat, Judy, Monica, Tess; many nieces, nephews, and loved by many friends...
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James Robinson

December 16, 1942 - August 15, 2016

Age 73 Of MaplewoodPreceded in death by his Parents, Vincent and Frances. He is survived by his Loving Wife of 48 Years, Linda; Son, Adam; Siblings, Thomas (Barbara) and Jeanne (Jerry) Hagen; Sister-in-Law, Sally (Warren) Nelson; Brother-in-Law, Bill (Pat) Harwell; Nieces and Nephews. Memorial Service 10:30 AM Saturday, August 20, 2016 at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 550 W. 7th St., St. Paul with a...
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Joan C. Saldana

March 16, 1931 - August 7, 2016

Age 85Of West St. PaulFormerly of Rice, MNPassed away at home after a courageous battle with cancer on Sunday, August 7, 2016. She was preceded in death by husband, Anthony "Tony"; sons, Rick and Tom; and two brothers. Joan is survived by her children, Sue (Joe) Stepka, Sandy (Tom DeRusha) Kopecky, Ron Kopecky, and Mike Kopecky; ninegrandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; five brothers;...
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Virginia Anne Walraven

July 18, 1945 - July 31, 2016

Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on July 31st, 2016 after a five year battle with cancer. Preceded in death by parents Walter & Mildred Baird; and great-grandson Hayden. Survived by children Tracey (Greg) Tvedt, Julie (Chuck) Cartford, Jason (Karla) Hengtgen and Judd Hengtgen; 11 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren; her brother Walter (Liz) Baird, Sisters Jane (Jerry)...
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Thomas Barentine

February 14, 1964 - July 29, 2016

Age 52Of St. PaulPassed away Friday, July 29, 2016. He is survived by his Mother; Son, Abel; Three Sisters; and a Nephew. Private burial with no visitation at Oakland Cemetery.
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Harold L. Skinner

October 22, 1921 - July 7, 2016

Age 94 of Richfield, MinnesotaBorn on October 22, 1921 and passed away on July 7, 2016. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Harry and Mary Skinner; Wife, Doris; Brother-in-Law, Carl Olson. He was Survived by Son, Michael Skinner; Sister, Joyce Olson; Sisters-in-Law, Lillian Hedensten, and Eva Radde; Nephew, Larry (Lynn) Olson; Nieces, Kathleen Burrington/Lee Duerr, and Nancy (Dwain)...
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Lorie Brown

June 26, 1962 - July 7, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Wulff Godbout Funeral Home, Saint Paul, MN.
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Andrew William Truskolaski

June 8, 1976 - July 5, 2016

Age 40 of North Saint PaulPassed away suddenly on 7/5/16. Born June 8, 1976 as part of a unique trio of identical triplets, he is survived by brothers, Matthew (Risha) and Nicholas (Allison); parents, Susan Elkins and Greg (Marsha); siblings, Angela (Dan) Stumpf, Gena (Dave Lewandowski) Balsimo, Katlyn and Tony; grandmother, Lillian Hendel; beloved nieces and nephews, Jaide, Luci, DJ, Ava, Lila,...
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Wayne R. Lindholm

November 11, 1925 - June 5, 2016

Age 90 Of Prior LakeFormerly of Lincoln, NE Went to be with his Lord on 6/5/16. He was born November 11, 1925 in Oshkosh, NE to Conrad Linholm and Marjorie Quinn Lindholm. He was a graduate of Polk High School, class of 1943. After graduating, he worked as a hired farm man for 2 years, then began farming for the next 10 years of his life. He married Doris Recknor November 17, 1946. They moved to...
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James J. Perry

September 17, 1936 - May 16, 2016

Age 79Of Saint PaulJames passed away on May 16, 2016. Mass of Christian Burial Friday, May 20, 2016 at 10:00 AM at Assumption Catholic Church, 51 West 7th Street in Saint Paul. Visitation from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery, 2101 Lexington Avenue South in Mendota Heights.
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Monico Renteria

May 4, 1932 - April 16, 2016

"Monty", Age 83, of Maplewood, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Saturday, April 16, 2016. Born on May 4, 1932, in St. Joseph, MO, to Maria and Natividad Renteria. Monty graduated from Christian Brothers High School in 1950 in St. Joseph, MO. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War and was honorably discharged. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service...
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Marjorie A. Ward

January 8, 1922 - March 14, 2016

(Gunsolus)Age 94 of St. PaulPreceded in death by husband, John; parents and brothers. Survived by children, Gregory (Nancy), Kirk (Jeanne), Wren (Lynn) Brandenburg, Karen (Rob) McKenna and Grant (Dianne); 12 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Marjorie was a long time volunteer for Meals on Wheels, W. 7th Community Center Library, and Community Center Senior Driver....
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Norma C. Kolbe

July 12, 1923 - March 3, 2016

Norma C. KolbeAge 92Of Apache Junction, AZFormerly of the Twin Cities AreaPassed away on March 3, 2016. Norma was born on July 12, 1923 in Bena, Minnesota, the daughter of Norman and Ellen M. (Carlson) Hancock. Norma served her country in the United States Navy. Norma loved animals, dancing (especially square dancing) and music. Norma is survived by her siblings, Dorothy Snodie and Robert O'...
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Judith Ann Hamilton

November 13, 1941 - February 20, 2016

Age 74 Of St. AnthonyDied on Sat., 2/20. Preceded in death by Father, Robert Flowers. Survived by Children, Corwin Morton, Pamela (Jeffrey) McCoy, Thomas (Nhung); Mother, Pearl Flowers; Grandchildren, Andrew McCoy, Katelyn; Siblings, Gail Zimmerman, Sandra Van Horn, Carol (David) Gasper, Pearl (Courtland) Fox; Many Nieces & Nephews; and her Dog, Ms. Piper. She was active with Blue Star Moms,...
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Delmar G. Stark

October 14, 1928 - February 19, 2016

Age 87 Of South Saint PaulPassed away Friday, February 19, 2016. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Cherrie and granddaughters, Brianna and Sara. Del is survived by his wife, Pat; children, Charles, Chris, Cathy, Curt, Del Jr., Patrick, and Eugene; 18 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; sister, Dilly; aunt, Loretta; stepchildren, Marlene, Cathy, Mark, Missy, Caren, and Pat; 10 step...
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Lorraine M. Heatherston

March 25, 1922 - February 18, 2016

Age 93 Of White Bear TownshipBorn in Verndale, MN on March 25, 1922. She lived most of her life in St. Paul and retired from Unisys in 1987. Preceded in death by her first husband, Cy Heatherston and second husband, Don Tepel; son, Rick; sisters, Irene, Bernadine and Mildred. Lorraine will be deeply missed and survived by her daughters, Sharon, Mary Jane, Dianne (Bill) and Lynda; son Bill; two...
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Rita Finver

January 8, 1920 - January 31, 2016

Age 96 Of Saint PaulPassed away January 31, 2016. Rita ("Rikel") was born in 1920 in the Carpathian mountain shtetl of Lesko, Poland, and is a Shoah survivor. After marriage in 1946 to Leon Finver while in the DP camp of Bad Gastein, Austria, they emigrated to the United States in 1948 to begin a new life together; in New York, then south Jersey, New York (again), retirement for 27 years in...
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Gregory McGowan

February 8, 1968 - January 12, 2016


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Donald H. Tepel

April 8, 1921 - December 26, 2015

Age 94 Of White Bear TownshipPreceded in death by first wife, Bernice Tepel. Survived by wife, Lorraine Heatherston; children, Janice (Clem) Kurhajetz and Judy Badman; grandchildren, Emily, Ben and Malori; Lorraine's children and grandchildren. Funeral Service at 12 PM on Thursday, December 31, 2015 at Wulff-Godbout Funeral Home, 560 W. 7th St., St. Paul with a visitation 1 hour prior. ...
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David W. Franzen

June 19, 1941 - December 6, 2015

Age 74 Of St. PaulWent to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 6, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Nicholas Franzen and Clara (Franzen) Miller and step-children, Jim and Julie Peterson. David is survived by his siblings, Cynthia Franzen, Steven (Brenda) Miller, and Hilda (David R. Swanson) Miller; step-children, Karen Poliski and Lloyd Peterson; their mother, Gloria; close friends,...
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James F. Moore

July 13, 1937 - December 5, 2015

July 1937-December 2015Jim was the son of James & Bessie Moore, brother to Terry & Betty, half-brother to Charlotte, Robert & Kathleen, generous uncle to Leah, Dan, Alex, Dean, Nick & Elena, brother-in-law to Judy & Dimitri. An East St. Paul resident, Jim attended Harding High, was a veteran of the army and a postal employee. He lived in Mendota Heights for the last two...
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Ronny A. Gray

June 12, 1988 - November 17, 2015

Age 27 Of MaplewoodRonny was a very much loved father, son, brother and husband. He passed away on Tuesday, November 17, 2015. Ronny is survived by his Wife, Cameo; Children, Cody, Remington, Adalynn, Aiden Staples, Logan Mengel; Parents Ronny Sr. & Tabitha; Sister Alyssa; Grandparents, Warren, Virginia Johnson, Connie Lynn; Numerous Aunts, Uncles and Friends.
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Jerome H. Davis

November 30, 1948 - October 31, 2015

Viet Nam Veteran Jerome Henry Davis (Jerry) passed away peacefully in his sleep on October 31, 2015. He passed away in his Las Vegas Home, but is returning home to his roots in Minnesota for his final rest. Jerome was born on November 30, 1948 in St. Paul Minnesota. He is preceded in death by his parents Henry and Emily. Survived by his wife Annie, son Anthony, daughter Jennifer, son-in-law...
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Merrill Kenneth Kolbe

March 29, 1924 - October 14, 2015

Age 91Of Apache Junction, AZPassed away on October 14, 2015. He was born in Lancaster, MN to Arthur and Tillie Kolbe. Merrill is survived by his loving wife, Norma; many nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. Committal Service With Honors will be 11 AM Thursday (10/29/15) at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis. Please meet in Assembly Area # 3 by 10:50 AM. In lieu of flowers,...
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Michael Allen Vorlicky

November 3, 1961 - September 21, 2015

Age 53 Of St. PaulPassed away suddenly on September 21, 2015. Michael is preceded in death by his Father, Donald Vorlicky. He is survived by his Daughters, Jennifer and Katrina Vorlicky; Mother, Carol Vorlicky; Sister, Linda (Tom) Tschida; Nieces and Nephews, Brian, Andrea, Christopher and Aimee. Visitation 4-7 PM Friday 9/25/15 at Wulff Godbout Funeral Home, 560 West 7th Street, St. Paul. There...
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Helen L. Rauer

April 17, 1925 - August 16, 2015

Age 90 Of Long PrairieFormerly of St. PaulPassed away peacefully Sunday, August 16, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond; son, Robert; grandson, Scott "Chico"; daughter-in-law, Patricia; and mother, Helen. Helen is survived by her son, Rich; grandchildren, Mark (Becky), Raphel, Reagen, Deidre, and Brendan; great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Stirzl; and brother, "Skip" (BJ). Mass...
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Steven J. Haider, Sr.

November 5, 1953 - July 30, 2015

Age 61Formerly of St. Paul Passed away peacefully surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer Thursday, July 30, 2015. He was a proud Air Force Veteran and 25 year MNDOT employee. Steve was preceded in death by his Parents, Paul and Mary Lou Haider; Son, Scott; and Grandson, Dayne. He is survived by his Grandson, Victor Hernandez; Brothers, Paul (Diane), David (Stephanie), Jack ...
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Gloria Mae Thomas

May 12, 1939 - July 21, 2015

Treasured and Beloved Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt, and friend, Aged 76, passed away surrounded by loved ones on July 21, 2015. Gloria was born in St. Paul, MN, the daughter of Joseph Augé and Mary Stiles. Gloria grew up in St. Paul's West Side and attended Humboldt High School where she graduated in 1958. Family and friends were Gloria's joy and passion. She worked as a...
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Lieselotte K. Tschesche

December 28, 1919 - July 3, 2015

Age 95, of St. PaulBeloved friend and German teacherWas gently taken to heaven on July 3, 2015, at her home with friends and, appropriately, a dog by her side. She was born December 28, 1919, in Zittau, Sachsen, Germany. After WWII, she survived four years in a Russian prison camp. From that imprisonment, she said, "I learned humility; I learned ingenuity." In 1958, she escaped legally...
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Richard D. Pierre

November 15, 1925 - June 29, 2015

Age 89 Of MaplewoodPassed away on June 29, 2015. Preceded in death by wife, Catherine. Survived by children, Vicki, Sue (Pat) Longen & Rick (Sherrill); grandchildren, Chrissy (Taylor) Turnquist, Nate (Amy) Longen & Ashley Ghilardi; great-grandchildren, Anthony, Payton, Thomas & Tyce; also by loving relatives & friends. Visitation: Mon., 7/6 from 4-7PM and 1/2 hr. prior to the...
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Sharon L. Crain

February 17, 1942 - June 28, 2015

Sharon Lee Hopkins Crain went to be with the Lord on June 28 in St. Paul Park, Minnesota while spending time with her daughter and grandsons. Sharon was born on February 17 in Decatur, Illinois to Dorthea and Donald Hopkins. After graduation from Richmond High School she attended Good Samaritan School of Nursing where she earned her R.N. and went on to attend Wright State University where she...
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Dorothy M. Ferraro

March 5, 1920 - June 28, 2015

Beloved Mother, Grandma, Great-Grandma, Great-Great-GrandmaAge 95 Of West St. Paul Died on Sunday, June 28 at home. Preceded in death by Husband, Carmen; Son, Rick; and Three Siblings. Survived by Children, Pat (Steve) Smith-Baehr, Michael, Lynn; Special Friend, Zona Butler; Nine Grandchildren, Fourteen Great-Grandchildren, Two Great-Great-Grandchildren, Many Nieces, Nephews, Other Relatives and...
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Daniel Martin Possehl

November 28, 1959 - April 15, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Wulff Godbout Funeral Home - 651-224-4868.
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Jesse M. Arias

July 27, 1937 - April 15, 2015

Loving HusbandAge 77 Of St. PaulDied on Wednesday, April 15. Preceded in death by Parents, Brother & Sister. Survived by Wife of 47 years, Genevieve; Sisters-in-Law and Their Families; and Many Nieces & Nephews who loved him dearly. Visitation on Sunday, April 19 from 4-7 PM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 401 Concord St., St. Paul. Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, April 20 at 11 AM...
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Alice M. Pitra

June 2, 1919 - April 3, 2015

As wished, Mom passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her family on April 3, 2015, just two months shy of her 96th birthday. Preceded in death by Stanley, her husband of nearly 50 years. Survived by loving children, Stan, Jr. (Virginia), Rosemary, Susan and William; cherished granddaughter, Christina (Peter); adored great-grandchildren, Isaiah Reed and Lily Marie; and feline companion,...
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Thomas M. Alsides

May 11, 1962 - March 6, 2015

Age 52Of St. Paul, MN (West End) Passed away peacefully surrounded by family on March 6, 2015. Preceded in death by his Mother, Maria Leon; & Brother, Steve Alsides. Tom was an adored drummer, singer and all-around entertainer who had a flare for life, who loved everyone. Survived by his Loving Wife, Mary Alsides; Daughters, Jami (Nick) Studler & Elena Alsides-Haynes; Stepsons, Michael ...
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Rebecca J. Dreyling

June 12, 1952 - February 28, 2015

Age 62 Of St. PaulLongtime NursePassed on 2/28/15. Becky is preceded in death by her Parents, Jack and Alice; Brother, Stan. She is survived by her Husband, Jim; Daughter, Christine (Dan); Brother, Phil (Lynn); Grandchildren, Tydus, Elleni, Brynna; Step-Children, Eileen, Roxanne, Nancy, Susan, Jimmy, Lynette, Bruce; Many Step-Grandchildren, Great-Grandchildren and One Great-Great-Grandchild;...
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Deborah Romero

December 31, 1958 - February 24, 2015

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Thomas Gerard Vanslyke

August 28, 1956 - February 23, 2015

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Bernard James Wolke

May 4, 1925 - January 28, 2015

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Donna Jean Brash

February 22, 1927 - January 23, 2015

Age 87 Of St. PaulLoving Mother & GrandmotherLongtime resident of St. Paul and former employee of Burlington Northern Railroad, passed away on Friday, January 23. Preceded in death by Mother, Julia Boelter & Father, Robert Boelter. Survived by Children, Scott (Shari) Hennessy, Judy (Roy) Reed, Teri Hennessy & Jeanie Kusie; Grandchildren, Michael (Angie) Hennessy, Rebecca Hennessy,...
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Katharine Lisette Brodt

June 30, 1934 - January 7, 2015

Age 80Of Woodbury Passed away with Nephews, Tom and Tim, by her side Wed., Jan. 7, 2015. She is preceded in death by her Brothers and Sisters. Katharine is survived by Nieces and Nephews, Tim (Julie) Anderson, Tom (Shirley) Anderson, Kitty (John) Rangel, Ted (Pauline) Anderson, and Beverly (Jim) Schouveller; Great-Nieces and Nephews, Katie (Deno Johnson) Anderson, Kerry (James) Carter, Andrew ...
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Elizabeth A. Weiser

December 22, 1934 - December 26, 2014

Age 80Of St. PaulPassed away on Dec. 26, 2014. Preceded in death by husband, Marty; parents, Fay & Thea; brother, Dick; sisters, Bertha, Marion, & Dolly; brother-in-law, Gene; & sister-in-law, Donna. Survived by brothers, Bill (Lois), Don, & Luke (Judy); sister, Doris; brother-in-law, Clarence; & many nieces, nephews, & friends. Liz graduated from Mechanic Arts H.S. in...
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Mary Ann Mancini

October 4, 1932 - December 19, 2014

Loving Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother & Sister Age 82 Of St. PaulPassed away 12/19/14. Preceded in death by loving husband, Nick; daughter-in-law, Jane Mancini and brother, John Ward. Survived by children, Pat (Jane), Nick, John (Minnie) and Dr. Gina (David) Samuelson; grandchildren, Nicholas, Patricia (Korey), Kathryn, Jack, Michael, Tysyn, Olivia and Gianna; great grandson, George;...
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Dawn Andrea Privratsky

September 23, 1959 - December 17, 2014

Dawn A. PrivratskyAGe 55Of Oakdale Passed away unexpectedly on Wed., Dec. 17, 2014. Dawn is preceded in death by her husband of 25 years, Richard; mother, Andrea; and sister, Dayna. She will be missed by her daughters, Kelsey and Shelby; granddaughters, Riley and Kacey; sisters, Tracey (John) Weber and Melanee (Scott) McCullen; brothers, David Howe and Richard (Meredith) Howe; parents, John and...
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Gerald George Krey

June 15, 1936 - November 17, 2014

Age 78 Of Grantsburg, WIFormerly of West St. PaulPassed away peacefully on November 17, 2014; preceded in death by his Parents, Hugo & Florence Krey, 3 Brothers & 1 Sister-in-Law; Survived by his Wife, Beverley Krey; Children, Scott (Beverly), Ross (Mary), Randy (Michele) & Julie Gilsdorf; Grandchildren, Joel, Hilary, Caley, Troy, Tim, Jeff, Zak, Justin, Aaron, Leah, Christina, Nichol...
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Patricia C. Remackel

January 22, 1927 - November 9, 2014

Passed away peacefully & ready - the way she wanted - at her home with family. Preceded in death by her "Sweetie" & the love of her life since age 15, Mathew F. Remackel Jr., who passed way on August 29, 2003. They were married 56 ½ years at the time of his death. Also by Parents, John & Cecilia Varva; Older Brother, Jack & his Wife, Rae; 8 Infant Children; Brothers-in...
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Sara Jeanne Skoog

March 7, 1981 - October 24, 2014

Age 33 Of Saint Paul Park, Minnesota, passed away unexpectedly on October 24, 2014. She is survived by her Loving Parents, Marlene and Ben Dixon; Grandparents, Del and Pat Stark; God-Parents, Cathy and Dennis Wheeler; Aunts and Uncles, Cathy (Dennis) Wheeler, Mark Skoog, Missy (Daniel) Voigt, Caren (Bruce) Fremstad, Pat Skoog; Beloved Dog, Jin Jin; Many Other Cousins; Relatives and Friends....
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Herman Nelson

September 29, 1926 - October 21, 2014

Age 88Of St. PaulPreceded in death by his parents, Edward and Synove Nelson; and brothers, Harvey and Edward "Bumps" Nelson. Survived by his loving wife of 58 Years, Shirley; children, Rebecca (Skip), Robyn (Robert), Ronald (Linda), Rachelle (Rick), Roxanne (Richard); and 11 grandchildren, Andy, Tim (Vicki), Bruce, Melissa, Christopher, Jenna Jo, Cassey, Rachel, Katie, Bethany, Dylan; and two...
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Shirley M. Vignalo

February 1, 1927 - September 3, 2014

Age 87February 1, 1927 - September 3, 2014Shirley is deeply missed by Children, John Vignalo, Kathy Vignalo & Shelly Vignalo; and Many Grandchildren & Great-Grandchildren. She was preceded by Son, James Opatrny. A Gathering of Family & Friends will be held on Sunday, September 28 at 1 PM at Eagles Club Aerie #33, 287 Maria Ave in St. Paul.
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Patricia M. Wollenberg

June 25, 1939 - July 8, 2014

Beloved Wife, Mom, Grandma & SisterAge 75 Of St. PaulPassed away peacefully on July 8, 2014. Patricia is preceded in death by her daughter, Mary Schultz; son, George; brother, Don. She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Oran; sons, Oran II, Alan (Julie), Thomas (Jennifer); grandchildren, Justin, Christian, Alexis; many other relatives and friends. Service of Remembrance 4:00 pm...
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Marie P. Hutson

March 17, 1928 - July 7, 2014

(nee Liska)Age 86 of St. PaulDied on Mon., 7/7. Preceded in death by husband, Bud. Survived by children, Pam (Steve) Orcutt, Don (Karlene); grandchildren, Shane (Princess) Orcutt, Shannan Orcutt, Ross, Gracia, Graham; great-grandchildren, Chandler, Deontay, Nathanial, Shanya, Aidan; siblings, Bob (Barb) Liska, Gerri (Bob) Drassal. Gerald (Jean) Liska; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and...
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Earl E. McNiff

November 1, 1920 - May 17, 2014

Age 93 Of St. CloudFormerly of Columbia HeightsDied on Saturday, May 17. Earl is preceded in death by his Step-Son, Dennis Phillips & Four Siblings. He is survived by his Wife of 40 years, Juanita & Her Children, Yvonne (Ed) Schlichting, Tom (Jolene) Phillips, Eileen Phillips, Wanda (Terry) Payonk; Twelve Grandchildren, Thirteen Great-Grandchildren; Nieces & Nephews. Earl was a Jack...
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Leona D. Collis

February 9, 1932 - May 4, 2014

Passed away peacefully Surrounded by loving familyAge 82Died on Sun., 5/4. Leona is preceded in death by her Husband, John and Three Siblings. She is survived by her Children, Dave, Gary (Jackie), Mark, Diane (Paul) Denning; Grandchildren, Matt, Josi (Jason), Jennifer, Eric, Erin, Wendy; Sisters, Alice Trahms, Lila Spooner; Many Nieces, Nephews & Friends. She volunteered at Como Park...
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Regina Frances Stiles

September 18, 1919 - April 27, 2014

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Raymond Smestad

July 28, 1948 - March 25, 2014

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Kathleen Kay Westphal

April 10, 1945 - March 13, 2014

Lifelong St. Paul ResidentApril 10, 1945 - March 13, 2014Member of Faith Alliance ChurchEmployed for 30 years at Hospital Linen Services.She was preceded in death by her Parents, Benjamin & LaVerne; Twin-Sister, Karen and Brother, Richard.Survived by her Siblings, Sandra Sandstrom (Richard) of Aurora, CO; Michael (Marla) of Eagan, MN; & Linda Jensen (David) of Mahtomedi, MN; One Niece,...
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James L. Gulden

February 22, 1946 - February 2, 2014

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Robert Anderson

September 19, 1915 - January 26, 2014

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Sophie Conner

May 28, 2010 - January 14, 2014

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Daniel William Till

September 20, 1953 - January 3, 2014

Of Bloomington, MNPassed away peacefully at St. Joe's Hospital in St. Paul on January 3, 2014 from complications of COPD. He is survived by Siblings, Kenneth (Rose), Susan (Jim) Schaefer & James (Shelly); Nieces, Grand-Nieces, Grand-Nephew & Friends. Preceded in death by his mother and father, Onita R. [nee Bandy] and Francis A. Dan was born on September 20, 1953 in St. Paul. He served...
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Loeut Khem

October 2, 1939 - December 20, 2013

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Einar J. Skov

February 17, 1923 - October 27, 2013

Age 90 Of St. Paul Passed away on October 27, 2013 at Shalom Home in St. Paul. He was born February 17, 1923 in Westbrook, MN to Hans and Martha Bauer Skov. Einar spent most of his life in St. Paul. Survived by daughter, Marie Larson and her sister, Betty Lou (Frank) Drexel; two nieces, Terri (Tony) Foster and Michelle (Brian) Emeott; nephew, Marc (Cheryl) Drexl. He is also survived by Joanne ...
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Alice Joan Auger

August 1, 1962 - October 22, 2011

Auger, Alice JoanPassed away peacefully surrounded by family October 22, 2011. Survived by father, William and stepmother, Carol; fiancé, Wayne Morrison; 7 children; 2 grandchildren; 5 brothers; 3 sisters; many nieces and nephews. Memorial service Saturday, November 5, 2PM at Wulff Godbout Funeral Home, 560 West 7th Street, St. Paul, with visitation one hour prior. In lieu of flowers,...
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