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Arnold L. Bruley
Funeral services for Arnold Lewis Bruley, 79, Circle Pines, took place May 
23 at Epiphany Catholic Cemetery, Coon Rapids.
Bruley died May 19 in Circle Pines. He was born May 12, 1921 in Duluth to 
Edward and Ella Hildbrandt Bruley. He was steelworker and served in the 
U.S. Army in World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Sharline; and son, Bill Bruley.
Interment was at Epiphany Catholic Center. Arrangements were by Gearhart 
Coon Rapids Funeral Chapel.

Lucille M. Carlstedt
Funeral services for Lucille Marie Carlstedt, 90, Anoka, took place May 22 
at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, Anoka. Rev. Michael Paquet officiated.
Carlstedt died May 19 in Coon Rapids. She was born Dec. 26, 1909 in Osseo 
to Edward and Phoebe Bocher Potvin. She was employed at Federal Cartridge 
for 33 years.
She is survived by her daughters, Judith (Gerald) Nordstrom and Betty 
(Lawrence) Violet; nine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; five 
stepchildren; 12 step-grandchildren; eight step-step-grandchildren; 
brother, Francis Potvin; and sisters, Mabel Huar, Marion Spoernor, Phil 
Fischer and Lorraine Mattson.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Frank Blaska and Ellworth 
Carlstedt; daughter, Diane Kirchner; granddaughter, Linda Johnson; and 
brother, Lawrence Potvin.
Pallbearers were Tim Anderson, Bill and Jeff Kirchner,and Mike, Debbie and 
Edward Nordstrom.
Interment was at Calvary Cemetery, Anoka. Arrangements were by Gearhart 
Anoka Funeral Chapel.

Carla Hauck
Funeral services for Carla Hauck, 35, Coon Rapids, took place May 22 at 
Epiphany Catholic Church, Coon Rapids., Rev. Bernard Reiser officiated.
Hauck died May 17 in Coon Rapids. She was born Aug. 23, 1964 in Omaha, 
Neb., and was an investment manager.
She is survived by her husband, Rick; children, Sarah, Ricky, Katelyn; 
parents, Bernard and Betty Wojcik; sister, Melanie (Scott) Arndt; brother, 
Bernard, Jr. (Paula) Wojcik; father-in-law, Don (Joyce) Hauck; and many 
other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her mother-in-law, Dutee; and her 
grandparents.
Pallbearers were Tony and David Hauck, Terry Jurva, Ronny Capps, Scott and 
Steven Arndt, David Wojcik, and Ronny Stone.
Interment was at Epiphany Cemetery, Coon Rapids. Arrangements were by 
Washburn-McReavy Seman Chapel, Coon Rapids.

Robert J. Hornsby
Funeral services for Robert J. Hornsby, 89, Anoka, took place May 25 at 
Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Chapel, Anoka. Rev. Elizabeth Olm officiated.
Hornsby died May 21 at Twin Rivers Care Center, Anoka. He was born Aug. 
18, 1910 in Kenmare N.D., to John and Cecil T. Eckert Hornsby. He was 
retired from Federal Cartridge after 40 years.
He is survived by his sons, Bob Hornsby and wife Kay, Jim Hornsby; 
daughter, Kate Campbell and husband Chuck; grandchildren, Mary, Barb, Tom, 
Debbie, Tammy, Sue and Sarah; eight great-grandchildren; brother, Jack 
Hornsby; and other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were his grandchildren.
Interment was at Calvary Cemetery, Anoka. Arrangements were by 
Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Home.

Rozann Kilian
Funeral services for Rozann Kilian, 54, Coon Rapids, took place May 25 at 
Church of St. Paul. Rev. Tim Nolan officiated.
Kilian died May 20 in Coon Rapids. She was born Aug. 25, 1945 in South 
Milwaukee, Wis., to Frank and Catherine Barber Povlich. She was an 
administrative assistant at Coon Rapids High School.
She is survived by her husband, Thomas; daughters, Jeanette (Joseph) 
Klein, Kate (John) Gambino; son, Mike; grandchildren, Beth, Amy, Jenny 
Klein; sister, Elizabeth (Chris) Sullivan; and brothers, Nathan (Debi) and 
James Povlich.
Pallbearers were James and Nathan Povlich, Mike Kilian, Joe Klein, John 
Gambino, and Hank Beckerman.
Interment was at Epiphany Catholic Cemetery, Coon Rapids. Arrangements 
were by Gearhart Coon Rapids Funeral Chapel.

Effie Niebergall
Funeral services for Effie Josephine Niebergall, 97, Fridley, took place 
May 22 at Gearhart Coon Rapids Funeral Chapel. Rev. Keith Kolzow 
officiated.
Niebergall died May 14 at Fridley Convalescent Center. She was born Dec., 
18, 1902 in Swede Prairie Township to Eli and Emma Peterson Olson.
She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, George and Kenneth 
Berre, Karen Babineau and Thomas Moll; sons and daughters-in-law, Donald 
and Marge Niebergall, Merlin and Delores Niebergall; 15 grandchildren; 22 
great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and many nieces and 
nephews and other friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George; daughter, Rosalyn Moll; 
son-in-law, Oliver Babineau; and two grandsons.
Pallbearers were Thomas Jr. and William Moll, Richard Babineau, Brian 
Roeder, Donald Berre and Troy Niebergall.

Richard J. Schneider
Funeral services for Richard J. Schneider, 88, Anoka, took place May 24 at 
Advent Lutheran Church, Anoka. Rev. George Cruys officiated.
Schneider died May 21 at Anoka Good Samaritan Center. He was born Nov. 21, 
1911 in New Ulm to August and Josephine Haag Schneider. He was a retired 
truck and bus driver.
He is survived by his wife, Stella; daughter and son-in-law, Carol and 
Lester Gregory of Princeton; sons and daughters-in-law, David and Patricia 
Schneider of Oak Grove, Edward and Sandra Schneider of Anoka; nine 
grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; brother 
and sister-in-law, Stanley and Hazel Schneider of New Ulm; sisters, Evelyn 
Michalets of New Ulm, Marion Huesmann of Albert Lea; sister-in-law, 
Josephine Schneider of Nebraska; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, August and Josephine Schneider; 
and brothers, George and James Schneider.
Pallbearers were Ricky and Terry Gregory, Kelly and Robert Schneider, 
Gordon Bachmayer and Richard Othout.
Interment was at Forest Hill Cemetery, Anoka. Arrangements were by 
Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Home, Anoka.

Woodrow Shepherd
Funeral services for Woodrow B. “Wood” Shepherd, 85, Anoka, took place May 
19 at First Baptist Church of Anoka. Rev. Abe Cardosa officiated.
Shepherd died suddenly May 16 at his residence at Walker Plaza. He was 
born Dec. 27, 1914 in Dauphin, Manitoba, Canada, to William B. and Clara 
A. Crandall Shepherd. He was a retired electrical engineer at Federal 
Hoffman in Anoka.
He is survived by his wife, Irene; children, Marjorie Askren and husband 
Phil, Timothy Shepherd; grandchildren, Andrea, Leroy and Michaela; sister, 
Marjory Yutzy; brothers, Bernard, Stephen and Paul Shepherd; and many 
other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were Bernard and Stephen Shepherd, Ralph Stevens, Don Smith, 
Rick Johnson and Wendell Tice.
Interment was at Forest Hill Cemetery, Anoka. Arrangements were by 
Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Home, Anoka.

Steven C. Solberg
Funeral services for Steven C. Solberg, 21, Norfolk, Va., formerly of 
Anoka, took place May 19 at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, Ramsey. Rev. 
Blair Anderson officiated.
Solberg died May 12 in Norfolk. He was born Aug. 27, 1978 in Minneapolis 
to John Solberg, Jr. and Dianne Treptow. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard 
the USS Eisenhower.
He is survived by his wife, Sarah; son, Christian; mother, Dianne Treptow 
; stepfather, Dennis Treptow; father, John Solberg, Jr.; sisters, Susan 
and Jennifer; stepsisters, Kasie Bates and Jacquie Ebert; stepbrother, 
Alex Treptow; mother-in-law, Lynn O’Neil; father-in-law, Clint Westring; 
brothers-in-law, Chad Westring; sister-in law, Sadie Westring; 
great-grandmothers, Sally White and Lillian Schenck; grandparents, James 
and Carol Waddick, Barrie and Maurine White, John Solberg, Sr. and Sharon 
Solberg.
Interment was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Arrangements were by 
Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Home, Anoka.

Hailey M. Stiles
Funeral services for Hailey Mariah Stiles, 3, Coon Rapids, took place May 
24 at Epiphany Catholic Church, Coon Rapids. Rev. Benard Reiser 
officiated.
Stiles died May 21 in Minneapolis. She was born Sept. 5, 1996 in 
Minneapolis to Timothy and Anita Amundson Stiles.
She is survived by her parents, Timothy and Anita; brother, Lukus; 
grandparents, Tom and Alice Stiles and Walter and Patricia Amundson; and 
other family and friends.
Pallbearers were Nick Kitzhaber, Tim Amundson, Jim Stiles and Dave Gow.
Interment was at Epiphany Catholic Cemetery, Coon Rapids. Arrangements 
were by Gearhart Coon Rapids Funeral Chapel.

Larry W. Thoreson
Funeral services for Larry W. Thoreson, 45, Anoka, took place May 20 at 
Washburn-McReavy Seman Chapel, Coon Rapids. Rev. Dean Wirz officiated.
Thoreson died May 16 in Anoka. He was born July 7, 1954 in Minneapolis and 
was a heavy equipment operator.
He is survived by his son, Dusty Charest-Thoreson; mother, Carol Thoreson; 
brothers and sisters, Donald Thoreson, Karen Ramacher, Sandi (Larry) 
Randa, Donna Thoreson, Randy Thoreson, Sandra Raines and Janice (Michael) 
Boie; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Harry Thoreson.
Pallbearers were Dusty Charest-Thoreson, Jason Carson, David Makowsky, 
Mike Christy, Josh Thoreson and Troy Dahlheimer. Honorary pallbearers were 
Dale Wirz and Randy and Donald Thoreson.
Interment was at Lakeview Cemetery, Nowthen. Arrangements were by 
Washburn-McReavy Seman Chapel.

Nickolas Yankovich
Funeral services for Nickolas Yankovich, 82, Spring Lake Park, took place 
May 18 at Faith Lutheran Church, Coon Rapids. Rev. James Donald 
officiated.
Yankovich died May 15 in Coon Rapids. He was born Dec. 22, 1917 in Mason 
City, Iowa, and was a retired heavy equipment operator.
He is survived by his wife, Millie; children, Nikki Peterson, Philip (Mary 
Nies) Yankovich; grandchildren, Jennelle, Charlie, Elizabeth (Ron) and 
Kara; two great-granddaughters; many nieces and nephews; and relatives and 
friends.
She was preceded in death by his sister, Angeline; and son-in-law, John.
Interment was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Arrangements were by 
Washburn-McReavy Seman Chapel, Coon Rapids.

 William H. Barth, Sr.
Funeral services for William Henry Barth, Sr., 93, Lindstrom, took place 
May 12 at Gearhart Coon Rapids Funeral Chapel. Chaplain Scott Chapman 
officiated.
Barth died May 9 in Forest Lake. He was born May 22, 1906 in Decorah, 
Iowa, to William and Hattie Van Pelt Barth. He was farmer.
He is survived by his wife, Mabel; children, William Jr. and wife Helen, 
Donovan and wife Sharon, Myrna and husband Ted, Dwight and wife Gayle, 
Dianne and husband Mike, Bradley and wife Lorraine; 18 grandchildren; 26 
great-grandchildren; and other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Gloria.
Pallbearers were his grandsons.
Interment was at Morningside Memorial Gardens, Coon Rapids. Arrangements 
were by Gearhart Coon Rapids Funeral Chapel.

James Hoffarth
Funeral services for James Hoffarth, 59, Isanti, took place May 18 at St. 
Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, Isanti. Rev. Richard McGuire officiated.
Hoffarth died May 14 at his home. He was born Dec. 2, 1940 in Long 
Prairie. He was raised in Coon Rapids, graduated from Anoka High School, 
served in the U.S. Navy for four years, and had retired April 30 from 
Northern States Power Co.
He is survived by his wife, Kathy; sons, John and wife Shelley of St. 
Francis, Mitchell and wife Marian serving in the Navy in Sicily, Scott and 
wife Jennie of St. Francis; daughter, Corrie and husband Tom Johnson of 
Isanti; seven grandchildren; mother, Ann Leitch of Blaine; brother, Frank 
and wife Sue Hoffarth of Monticello; and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Jake.
Pallbearers were fellow workers from NSP.
Interment was at Isanti Union Cemetery. Arrangements were by Strike 
Funeral Home-Isanti Chapel.

Donald R. Kangas
Funeral services for Donald R. “Babe” Kangas, 49, Maple Grove, took place 
May 12 at Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Home, Anoka. Rev. Jack A. Rehnberg 
officiated.
Kangas died May 9 at Mercy Hospital. He was born June 25, 1950 in Little 
Falls to John H. and Geraldine M. Samuelson Kangas. He was a draftsman in 
new home designs.
He is survived by his wife, Jayne; daughters, Leah and Erin; brothers, 
Larry, Richard, Loren, Jack, Jim and Gary; sisters, Terry, Donna and 
Debra; and many relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Geraldine; and brother, 
Robert.
Interment was at Champlin Cemetery. Arrangements were by Thurston-Lindberg 
Funeral Home.

Grace E. Kempf
Funeral services for Grace E. Kempf, 94, formerly of Anoka, took place May 
18 at Walker Plaza Community Room, Anoka. Rev. Tim Roehl officiated.
Kempf died May 13 at Innsbruck Care Center. She was born Dec. 24, 1905 in 
Lamour, N.D., to Fredrick and Bertha Crist Wankel. She was a retired 
teacher.
She is survived by her grandchildren, Kevin (Marcie) kempf of Hastings, 
Debra (Gary) Smith and Linda (Michael) Beimert, all of Coon Rapids; six 
great-grandchildren; nieces, Darlene Gordon and Jackie Cisinski; and 
nephew, Wesley Wankel.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry; and son, Fred.
Pallbearers were her family members.
Interment was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Arrangements were by 
Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Home, Anoka.

Stanley Larson, Jr.
Funeral services for Stanley W. Larson, Jr. (Sonny), 73, Ham Lake, took 
place May 18 at Gearhart Coon Rapids Chapel. Rev. Bill Steinke officiated.
Larson died Mary 14 in Ham Lake. He was born Nov. 20, 1926 in Warroad to 
Stanley W. and Agnes L. Barbour Larson, Sr. He was an engineer at FMC and 
a veteran of World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara; children, Jennie (Jim) Pettit, Sandi 
Larson, Pam Nelson, Bob (Maureen), David (Dorrese), and Kent (Diana); 
grandchildren, Maggie, Paige and Willie Pettit, Breanne and Joshua Nelson, 
Grant, Alex and Matthew Larson, Clarissa Larson and Blake Larson; sisters 
and brothers, Ione (Walter) Sanford, Shirley (Jim) Kopet, Joan Larson, Tom 
(Sue), Margaret Bearl, and Charles (Mary Jo).
He was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Deborah Ann; and brother, 
Gerald.
Pallbearers were Howard Courtney, Rick Evenson, Gene Johnson, Rick 
Volavka, Greg Sjodin and Tim Bohler.
Interment was at Morningside Memorial Gardens, Coon Rapids. Arrangements 
were by Gearhart Coon Rapids Funeral Chapel.

Claire D. Stenson
Funeral services for Claire D. Stenson, 81, Coon Rapids, took place May 15 
at St. Timothy’s Catholic Church, Blaine. Rev. John O’Hara officiated.
Stenson died May 11 in Robbinsdale. He was born Oct. 1, 1918 in 
Minneapolis to Claire and Blanche Moore Stenson. He was retired after 31 
years with the U.S. Postal Service.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth Alice Irwin; brothers, Eugene and Daniel; 
sister, Ada Hashman; children, Joy Pederson, Jackie (Jack) vanZeist, Terry 
(Eva), Timothy (Beverly), Julie (Don) Nelson, Randolph (Rachel), Kevin 
(Jacalyn); stepchildren, Lavonne Kranz, Marie Miller, Tom (Melonie) Irwin, 
Loren (Peggy) Irwin; 15 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Shirley; sisters, 
Helen Stenson and Dorothy Elmer; brothers, Leonard, William, Dale and 
Delbert; and son-in-law, Richard Pederson.
Pallbearers were Richard T. Pederson, Michael A., Chad G., and Daniel T. 
Stenson, Andrew J. vanZeist, and Russel M. Irwin.
Interment was at Epiphany Catholic Cemetery, Coon Rapids.

Marie Urban
Funeral services for Marie Urban, 76, Coon Rapids, took place May 16 at 
Oak Park Community Church, Blaine. Rev. DelRoy Johnson officiated.
Urban died May 11 in Fridley. She was born Oct. 10, 1923 in Chippewa 
County, Wis.
She is survived by her husband, Anton “Tony,” children, Melanie Jensen, 
Betty Urban, Tony Jr., Julie Christ (Bill); grandchildren, Kara Mabee, 
Kimberley Mueller, Bruce Jensen, Kristi Glewwe, Tonya Hovanick, Corey 
Christ, Jeremiah Urban, and Stina Urban; eight great-grandchildren; 
brother, Richard (Donna) Nyhus; sister-in-law, Mrs. Robert (Dona) Nyhus; 
and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Shirley Elston; and brother, 
Robert Nyhus.
Pallbearers were Jeremiah Urban, Bruce Jensen, Mark and Ken Nyhus, Shane 
Hovanick and Steve Glewwe.
Interment was at Morningside Memorial Gardens, Coon Rapids. Arrangements 
were by Washburn-McReavy Seman Chapel, Coon Rapids.

Daniel Van Hout Sr.
Funeral services for Daniel Joseph Van Hout, Sr., 62, Andover, took place 
April 26 at Epiphany Catholic Church, Coon Rapids. Rev. Bernard A. Reiser 
officiated.
Van Hout died April 23 in Andover. He was born Sept. 2, 1937 in Ortonville 
and was a truck driver.
He is survived by his wife, Christal; children, Dan and wife Christine, 
Darnell Hildebrand and husband William, and Dennis; grandchildren, Dan 
III, Cayla, Beckie, Billie and Bobby; brother, Donald and wife Arvene; and 
other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were Jesse Gregory, Wes Harris, Jeff Greenwood, Dick Hopkins, 
Gary Christensen and Dan Wendt.
Interment was at Epiphany Cemetery, Coon Rapids. Arrangements were by 
Washburn-McReavy Seman Chapel.

Sandra L. Wagner
Funeral services for Sandra L. Wagner, 57, Honolulu, Hawaii, formerly of 
Minneapolis, took place May 12 at Washburn-McReavy Seman Chapel, Coon 
Rapids. Rev. William Kirmsse officiated.
Wagner died May 8 in Hawaii. She was born Aug. 13, 1942 in Minneapolis.
She is survived by her sons, Kevin (Julie) Jiracek; daughter, Barbara 
(Mark) Reemstsma; and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her father, Roy E. Johnson; and mother, 
Eleanor K. Johnson.
Interment was at Epiphany Cemetery, Coon Rapids. Arrangements were by 
Washburn-McReavy Seman Chapel.

George West
Memorial services for George West, 69, Coon Rapids, took place May 15 at 
Washburn-McReavy Seman Chapel, Coon Rapids. Rev. David Spong officiated.
West died May 11 in Coon Rapids. He was born July 8, 1930 in Minneapolis 
and worked for the U.S. Postal Service.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; sons, Curtis, Kim (Carrie), Brad, 
David (Tracy); grandchildren, Tasha, Jacob, and Sarah; brothers, Bob 
(Edith), Harold (Marie); six nephews and spouses; three nieces and 
spouses; eight great-nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
Interment was private. Arrangements were by Washburn-McReavy Seman Chapel.

Richard C. Blake
Funeral services for Richard C. (Dick) Blake, Sr., 88, Anoka, took place 
May 9 at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church. Anoka. Rev. Mike Paquet 
officiated.
Blake died May 4 at Anoka Good Samaritan Center. He was born May 12, 1911 
in Lastrup to Joseph Blake and Clara Jaeger. He was retired from the 
advertising department of the Anoka County Shopper/ABC Newspapers. He was 
lifetime member of the Anoka Lions Club and Anoka American Legion and a 
member of the Coon Rapids VFW.
He is survived by his wife, Doris; sons, Rocky and wife Kathi of 
Bloomington, Steve of Anoka; granddaughters, Krissy and Katie; sister, 
Margaret Bowen of Chippewa Falls Wis.; and many nieces, nephews and 
friends.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, A.J. (Jerome) and Peter; and 
sister, Loretta Seaman.
Pallbearers were Donald Chamberlain, Ken Dahlheimer, Rex Erickson, 
Clifford Posthumus, Ray Rudrud and Mert Watson.
Interment was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Arrangements were by 
Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Home, Anoka.

Opal Boorn
Graveside services for Opal Boorn, 95, Brooklyn Center, formerly of Anoka, 
took place May 6 at Utica Cemetery, Utica, Mo. Rev. Chuck Greeves 
officiated.
Boorn died May 1 at Maranatha Care Center, Brooklyn Center. She was born 
Oct. 6, 1904 in Utica, Mo., to John Watt McCoy and Helen Smith. She was 
one of the original residents of the Bridge Square Apartments in Anoka and 
a member of Anoka County RSVP.
She is survived by her daughters Sandra (Dennis) Quigley of Maple Grove 
and Barbara (Dale) Schwab of Platte City, Mo.; sons, Billie (Patsy) Boorn 
of Mayer, Ariz., and Gilbert (Emily) Dominique of Lakeview Heights, Mo; 
stepson, Harold (Anna Marie) Boorn of Chillicotte, Mo; 12 grandchildren; 
26 great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Harold McCoy; daughter-in-law, 
Joy Dominique; granddaughter, Kim Mitzo; and great-granddaughter, Hannah 
Soucy.
Interment was at Utica Cemetery, Utica, Mo. Arrangements were by Dare’s 
Funeral Service, Elk River.

Loren E. Collins
Funeral services for Loren E. Collins, 88, Maple Grove, will take place 
tomorrow (Saturday, May 13), at First Congregational Church of Anoka.
Collins died May 7 at his home in Maple Grove. He was born July 17, 1911 
in Minneapolis to Frank H. Collins and Marie A. Green. He was a retired 
warehouse manager.
He is survived by his wife, Doris; sons, Donald Collins and wife Nora of 
Anoka, Mark of Minnetonka; grandchildren, Noreen Collins, Molly and 
husband Brian Wien, Matt Collins; and four nieces.
Interment will be at the family cemetery in Clearwater. Arrangements were 
by Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Home, Anoka.
Marvin Dvoracek
Funeral services for Marvin “Dale” Dvoracek, 71, Walker, took place May 9 
in Walker.
Dvoracek died May 5 at his home in Walker. He was born Aug. 11, 1928 in 
Walker to Lena DeChaney and Walter Dvoracek. He was a retired union 
pipefitter.
He is survived by his wife, Donna; brothers, Ron; and children, Tony, 
Linda, Janne, Ronnie, Anna and Grip.

Mathilda M. Gagnon
Funeral services for Mathilda M. “Tillie” Gagnon, 88, Anoka, took place 
May 8 at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, Anoka. Revs. Mike Paquet and Allen 
Bouley officiated.
Gagnon died May 4 in Coon Rapids. She was born Jan. 19, 1912 in Dayton to 
Louis and Georgianne Guimont Bouley. She was a longtime volunteer at Mercy 
Hospital and St. Stephen’s Church.
She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Leona and Ron Jacobs, 
Dolores and Martin Dolan, and Mary Alice Gagnon; sons and 
daughters-in-law, Gene and Lynne Gagnon and John and Mary Gagnon; 29 
grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and sisters, Lena Bouley and Ora 
Berg.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Joseph Gagnon.
Pallbearers were Michelle Dehn, Mark Dolan, Tom Devine, Jr., and Peter, 
Sarah and Guy Gagnon.
Interment was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Arrangements were by 
Gearhart Anoka Funeral Chapel.

George J. Hoffman
Funeral services for George J. Hoffman, 68, Anoka, took place May 8 at St. 
Stephen’s Catholic Church, Anoka. Rev. Mike Van Sloun officiated.
Hoffman died suddenly of a heart attack May 2 at Snail Lake Park in 
Shoreview. He was born Nov. 5, 1931 in Rockville to John and Clara Roden 
Hoffman. He was a machinist at E-M Manufacturing.
He is survived by his wife, Helen; daughter, Valerie Hoffman-Lewis and 
husband Lee of Austin, Texas; sons, Aaron and wife Patti, Brian and wife 
Diane, all of Minneapolis; grandson, Tony; brothers, John Jr. and wife 
Martha of St. Cloud, David and wife Agnes of Kimball; cousins and numerous 
nieces and nephews; companion, Jerrilyn Anderson; and family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Clara; and 
granddaughter, Angela Hoffman. 
Pallbearers were Dennis, Gary, Mark, Tim, Roger and Dale Hoffman.
Interment was at Morningside Memorial Gardens, Coon Rapids. Arrangements 
were by Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Home, Anoka.

Herbert F. Hymes
Funeral services for Herbert F. Hymes, 57, Andover, took place May 4 at 
Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Home, Anoka. Rev. Norman R. Berg officiated.
Hymes died May 1 at his home in Andover. He was born March 24, 1943 in 
Philadelphia, Pa., to Herbert W. Hymes and Blanche E. Estebrooks. He was 
an inspector at Medtronic, Inc.
He is survived by his wife, Jo Ann; sons, H. Michael, Rick and wife 
Christine, Corey and wife Jennifer; granddaughter, Megan; and sister, 
Carolyn Massey.
Pallbearers were Mike, Rick and Corey Hymes, Roosevelt Gaines, Dick Nelson 
and Ed Thurston.
Interment was at Forest Hill Cemetery, Anoka. Arrangements were by 
Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Home.

Lela E. Johnson
Funeral services for Lela E. Johnson, 89, Coon Rapids, took place May 6 at 
Gearhart Anoka Funeral Chapel. Rev. Kenneth Rice officiated.
Johnson died May 3 in Coon Rapids. She was born Oct. 13, 1910 in 
Blaisdell, N.D., to Claude and Amelia Swanson Johnson. She was retired 
teacher.
She is survived by her children, Linda and husband Jerry Tebelius, Lyle 
and wife Mary Johnson; grandchildren, Christine and friend Jimmy, Jodi and 
friend Rob, Kent and friend Sara, Darla and Lowell; great-grandchildren, 
Tommy, Raven and Corbin; sister, Esther McGuire, and many nieces, nephews 
and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth.
Pallbearers were Walter Carlson, Brad Johnson, James and Terry Lindemoen, 
David Schultz and Chris Lester.
Interment was at Morningside Memorial Gardens, Coon Rapids. Arrangements 
were by Gearhart Anoka Funeral Chapel.

Helen Rose Kapella
Funeral services for Helen Rose Kapella, 84, Champlin, took place May 4 at 
Gearhart Anoka Funeral Chapel. Rev. Bill Deziel officiated.
Kapella died May 1 in Champlin. She was born April 10, 1916 in 
Minneapolis. She worked in retail clothing sales at Dayton’s.
She is survived by her sister-in-law, Katherine; three nephews; four 
nieces; and many grand nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Russell, Richard, Brent, Ryan and Michael Anderson, and 
Lyle Talbot.
Interment was at Gethsemane Cemetery in New Hope. Arrangements were by 
Gearhart Anoka Funeral Chapel.

George L. Mitchell
Funeral services for George L Mitchell, 87, Anoka, took place May 2 at 
Methven-Taylor Funeral Home. Rev. Mike Paquet officiated.
Mitchell died April 28 at his home. He was born March 29, 1913 in Duluth 
to George Mitchell, Sr., and Florence Cry. He was a generator rewinder.
He is survived by his son, Tim; daughter, Pat Schrader; daughter-in-law, 
JoAnn Mitchell; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; sister, 
Florence; brother, Bob; and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby; and son, Craig.
Arrangements were by Methven-Taylor Funeral Home, Anoka Chapel.

Louise Mothershed
Funeral services for Louise Mothershed, 75, Fridley, formerly of St. 
Francis, took place May 10 at Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Home, Anoka. Rev. 
James Snow officiated.
Mothershed died May 7 at Lynwood Health Care Center, Fridley. She was born 
Aug. 1, 1924 in Tallahassee, Fla. to Joseph S. Turner and Avie D. 
McDaniel.
She is survived by her children, Sheila (Harry) Fenlason of Belgrade, 
Mont., Dennis Mothershed of Des Moines, Iowa, Melissa McDaniel of 
Andover., Pamela Cumber of Anoka; grandchildren, Brian, Michael, Matthew, 
Chad, Andrea and Schilea; and great-grandsons, Alexander and Brendan.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Mothershed.
Interment was at West Oak Grove Cemetery. Arrangements were by 
Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Home.

Bradley R. Sroga
Funeral services for Bradley R. Sroga, 22, Blaine, took place April 8 at 
Messiah Lutheran Church. Rev. Bruce Frederickson officiated.
Sroga died in a skiing accident in Utah. He was born Dec. 27, 1977 in 
Fridley to Ron and Carol Sroga. He was a ski instructor.
He is survived by his parents, Ron and Carol; brother, Brian; grandmother, 
Ila Johnson; and many relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ellsworth “Pete” Johnson and 
Ray and Betty Sroga.
Pallbearers were Nathan and Mark Robertson, Shane Kvidera, Robert Johnson, 
and Kevin and Jeff Hedlund.
Interment was at Morningside Memorial Gardens, Coon Rapids. Arrangements 
were by Methven-Taylor Funeral Home, Blaine Chapel.

Forrest D. Ward
Funeral services for Forrest Daniel Ward, 83, Brooklyn Park, took place 
May 11 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Brooklyn Park.
Ward died May 7 in Brooklyn Park. He was born April 3, 1917 in Anoka to 
John Edward and Elizabeth Conroy Ward. He worked for many years in the 
family trucking business, Ward Transfer, Inc. He was a World War II 
veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Catherine; children, Daniel (Jamie), Kathleen 
Berglund (John), Mary McHugh (James), Ellen Fischbach (Daryl), John 
(Teresa), Maureen Ward, Pegeen Ward, and Eileen Lundgren (John); 18 
grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and siblings, James, Jane 
Nordeen, Helen Wigdahl, Hannah Loehlein, David, Joan Godfrey and Evelyn 
Graski.
He was preceded in death by his stepmother, Gertrude; and siblings, 
William, Adrian, Mary Gerlinger, and Elizabeth Richards.
Interment was at St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery. Arrangements were by Evans 
Nordby Funeral Homes.

Bennie C. Warn
Funeral services for Bennie C. Warn, 82, Coon Rapids, took place May 6 at 
Coon Rapids United Methodist Church. Rev. H. Grant Tanner officiated.
Warn died May 3 at Park River Estates Care Center, Coon Rapids. He was 
born March 31, 1918 in Granite Falls to Samuel and Cora Pate Warn. He was 
a retired maintenance supervisor at Minneapolis Electric Steel Casting.
He is survived by his daughter, Carol Harmon and husband Howard; and 
sister, Lois Gilson.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie; and grandson, Sonny Harmon.
Pallbearers were Dick Ahrens, Robert Herman, Randy Klinghagen, Larry and 
LeRoy Neuman, and Verlin Scheer.
Interment was at Forest Hill Cemetery, Anoka. Arrangements were by 
Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Home, Anoka.

Evelyn M. Wolfe
Funeral services for Evelyn Muriel Wolfe, 86, Anoka, took place May 6 at 
Trinity Episcopal Church, Anoka. Rev. Barbara Dumke officiated.
Wolfe died May 1 at her daughter’s home in Blaine. She was born May 26, on 
Nicollet Island, Minneapolis, to Cecil W. and Onie B. Dean Temple. She was 
a daycare provider.
She is survived by her children, Gale (Ebby) Wolfe, Barb (Tim) Skillings, 
Bill (LaRoie) Wolfe, Kathy (Tom) Picha; grandchildren, Linda, Jim, Larry, 
Tom, Keeli, Wade, Ryan, Jill, Tammy, Melissa, Tim, Stephanie, Joshua, 
Ryan, Erin, Kyle, and Katie; 15 great-grandchildren; brother, Walt Temple; 
sister, Donna Christian; and extended family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her sons, Jerry and Tom Frazee; 
grandchildren, Walter and Kimberly Frazee; and great-grandson, Chad Piha.
Interment was at Forest Hill Cemetery, Anoka. Arrangements were by 
Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Home, Anoka.

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