Our Obituaries

Philomena Yannetta Stafford

October 3, 1931 - October 10, 2017

Stafford, Philomena Yannetta, Age 86Philomena was born on the 3rd of October, 1931 in Paisley, Scotland. She passed away peacefully on the 10th of October, 2017 at Our Lady of Peace Hospice in St. Paul, Minnesota. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, James; her children, Phyllis (Jim) Fox, Josephine (Gordon) McLachlan, Andrew (Patricia) Stafford; her grandchildren, Alestair (Laura)...
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Pearl Koerner Hughes

June 30, 1917 - October 8, 2017

The remarkable 100-year life journey of Pearl (Koerner) Hughes ended peacefully on October 8, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Society Nursing Home in Stillwater, MN. Pearl was born on June 30, 1917 in Watertown, WI to Theodore and Elsie (Warnes) Koerner. Pearl is survived by her children Dennis (Rebecca) Hughes of Evansville, WI and Janice (Paul) Huffman of Woodbury, MN; by her five grandchildren...
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Earl S. Tormoen

October 25, 1923 - October 4, 2017

Beloved Husband, Dad, Grandpa,Brother, Uncle, FriendAge 93Passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on 10/4/2017. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Shirley; daughter, Cheryl (Tim) Robischon; grandchildren, Josh and Kaitlyn; siblings, "Bud" (Winnie), Gladys, Joyce, Jim (Eleanore), Shirley; many relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by parents, Carl and...
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Violet M. Williams

May 6, 1929 - October 3, 2017

Age 88Was born on May 6, 1929 in Hugo, MN and passed away on October 3, 2017 at The Pillars Hospice Care Center.Violet was preceded in death by parents, Michael and Cecelia Steiner; brothers, Louis and Mickey; sister, Bonnie; husband, Reuben Sontag; son, Douglas Sontag; step-daughter, DeAnna Anderson.Violet will be deeply missed by husband, Earl Williams; children, Sandy (Frank) Scheuble, David ...
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Bonita R. Johnson

March 14, 1945 - October 3, 2017

Age 72Of WoodburyOur dearly loved Bonnie passed away on October 3, 2017.Preceded in death by parents Adolph and Isabel Michalski; two brothers Ronald and Joseph Michalski. Survived by husband Robert "RJ" Johnson; son Billy Bultman; daughters, Christine (Billy Carlson) Valley and Renee (Brad) Tuccitto; grandchildren, Matt, Steven, Amber, Joey and Blake; sister, Colleen (Jim) Lanahan; brother, Gary...
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Theresa A. Ruda

May 8, 1929 - October 2, 2017

Terry passed away at the age of 88, surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter. She will be deeply missed by her children, Melanie (Katia McDonough) Ruda, Dan (Karen) Ruda, and Tim (Carol) Ruda; grandchildren, Kevin, Kiersten, Mark and Stephen; nieces, nephews, other family and friends.Terry was born on May 8, 1929 in Buffalo NY to John and Josephine Niedzwiecki....
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John H. Stocking

March 4, 1932 - September 30, 2017

Age 85, of CambridgePassed away September 30, 2017. Administrator for the state hospitals in Cambridge, Anoka and Moose Lake for 30 years. Survived by wife, Florence; children: Terri Holm, Scott (Tacy) Stocking, Tracy (Jeff) Blodgett, and Jennifer Stocking (Francis Desiderio); grandchildren: Dan and Lizzie Holm; Kysa, Maddie and Anika Stocking; Caleb, Maren and Chase Blodgett; John and Chris...
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Uthom W. Chak

April 23, 1930 - September 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Wulff Woodbury Funeral Home, Woodbury, MN.
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Nila Shaw

June 23, 1939 - September 17, 2017

Age 78 Of WoodburyPassed away on September 17, 2017She is survived by son, Jon; daughter, Michael; grandson, Darryl. Special thanks to the HealthEast Hospice team.
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George Charles Sperry

July 16, 1919 - September 13, 2017

Beloved Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather, Our HeroAge 98Of Woodbury Passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, September 13, 2017.Born and raised in Groton, SD. Enlisted in Army in 1941 and served in Army Air Corp during WWII.He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Gail.George will be deeply missed by his children, Janet (Digger Dan) Alderson, Greg (Gloria)...
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Warren A. Baldwin

March 26, 1929 - September 13, 2017

Beloved Husband, Dad, GrandpaAge 88 Of WoodburyPassed away on 9/13/2017. He is survived by loving wife of 60 years, Edonna; children, Kirk (Janis), Shawna (John) Havens; grandchildren, Tanya and Brad, Skylar and Chase. Service of Remembrance 11AM Monday 9/18/2017 at Hazel Park Congregational United Church of Christ, 1831 E. Minnehaha Ave., St. Paul. Visitation 1 hour prior. Private interment at...
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Betty Ann Erickson

August 26, 1933 - September 11, 2017

Age 84 Of WoodburyShe was preceded in death by her son, Randy. Surviving her are her loving and devoted husband Roy, her six daughters: Lori Schmidt (Helmut), Liz Erickson (Brian Raney), Lydia McKay (Steve), Lea Brynestad (Dave), Lynne Erickson, and Luanne Anderson, along with her greatest legacy, her 16 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. She is also survived by 3 siblings: Barbara Hilde,...
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Gerald Carl Heinbuch

May 28, 1935 - September 5, 2017

Of Woodbury and Denmark TownshipPassed away on September 5, 2017 at the age of 82. He will be deeply missed by his wife of nearly sixty years, Carole (Ehret) Heinbuch; his children, Carla (Craig) Schilder, Laura (Kyle) Krause, Linda Schuck, and John (Jill) Heinbuch; his grandchildren, Cheryl (Steven) Read; Sarah (Patrick) Barrett; Peter, Luke, and Maria Schilder; Parker, Sydney, and Riley Krause;...
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Yvette M. Rechis

May 21, 1919 - September 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Wulff Woodbury Funeral Home, Woodbury, MN.
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Monte G. Clark

August 24, 1951 - August 26, 2017

Age 66 Of St. Paul Passed away 8/26/2017. Preceded in death by parents, Gerald & Irene. Survived by brothers, Anthony (Karen), David and Michael (Dawn); nieces & nephews, Nicole (John) Kirk, Michelle (Ryan) Schultz, Devon & Tyler Clark; 2 great-nieces and 2 great-nephews; loving relatives & friends. Memorial Service: 11AM, THURSDAY, 8/31/17 with visitation 1 hr. prior at Wulff...
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Magdalene S. Eckenroth

December 12, 1938 - August 21, 2017

Age 78 Of Woodbury Passed away surrounded by her family on August 21, 2017 from dementia. Maggie was born in Budapest, Hungary on December 12, 1938. Maggie was preceded in death by her parents, Eugene and Magdalene Szutz. Maggie will be deeply missed by her husband, George Eckenroth; daughters, Charlene Eckenroth, Jane (Mike) Loretz, Anne (Alan) Martin; grandchildren, Matthew, Michelle, Logan,...
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Bruce Sherrill

May 8, 1952 - August 15, 2017

Age 65 Of Woodbury, MNPassed away August 15, 2017 at his residence surrounded by his Loving Wife and Family after a courageous battle with cancer. Bruce is survived by his Wife, Patricia and his five Children: Joe Parker (Leia), Greg Parker, Jenny Parker (Dan), Patricia Kramer (Steve), and Brucie. Six Grandchildren: Alexis, Austin, Mikayla, Justin, Elsa, and Colton, and one Brother Jim Sherrill...
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Gail H. Revalee

December 12, 1922 - August 14, 2017

Age 94Of Woodbury Died Aug. 14. He was preceded in death by his wife Jeanette, son Dickey, daughter Leslie, grandson Torey, and several brothers and sisters. Survived by his four children: Jim (Kathy) Revalee, Dave (Debbie) Revalee, Paulette (Mike) Tingley, and Suzy (Terry) Farley. 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren and his brother Donald Revalee. Gail served in the US Army during WWII.A...
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Spencer James Gurrola

January 10, 1991 - August 12, 2017

Age 26Of Woodbury Passed away after a courageous three year battle with cancer (osteosarcoma). He was preceded in death by his grandfathers; an aunt; and his cousin.Spencer will be deeply missed by his parents, Robert and Susan; brother, Ted; the love of his life, Virginia Zenzen; grandmothers and other family and friends.A special thank you to the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's...
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Donald Charles McGorman

August 27, 1927 - August 12, 2017

Navy Veteran-WWIIAge 89 Of WoodburyPassed on Saturday, August 12, 2017. Survived by loving wife of 67 years and best friend, Mavis; children, Suzanne (Robert) Heinemann, St. Louis, MO, Michael (Priscilla), Forest, VA, and Nancy (Paul) Neumann, Oakdale, MN; grandchildren, Brian (Brittany), Erik, and Sean Heinemann, Jonathan (Destiny), Jason (Bethany), and Jared McGorman; Brittany (Zak) Milton, and...
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Rudolph A. Fadlovich

January 23, 1929 - August 11, 2017

Age 88Of Woodbury Beloved Husband, Father, Grandpa Passed away on August 11, 2017 surrounded by his family.Rudy was born January 23, 1929 and raised in Gilbert Minnesota. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth and received an MBA from Mankato State University. He proudly served the Marine Corps from 1952 to 1954. He began a teaching career in Barnum, Minnesota, and later taught...
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Carl Richard Hanson

June 1, 1930 - August 10, 2017

Age 87 Of St. PaulPassed away peacefully 8/10/17, surrounded by his family. He is survived by loving wife of 64 years, Mary Ann; children, Linda (Howard) Wiebold, Nancy (John) Hanson-Bergstrom, Thomas (Gina); grandchildren, Matthew (Natalie), Megan (fiancée Mark), Alexandra, Karina; great-grandsons, George and Walter; sister, RuthAnn Magler. A Celebration of Life will be held 11AM Sat. 8/19...
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Judy Demarais

July 25, 1955 - August 5, 2017

Age 62Of Woodbury passed away Saturday, August 5, 2017. Judy will be missed by her sons, Lucas and Jake Demarais; mother, Geraldine Sartor; brother, Bruce (Heather) Dillon; and grandson, Jayden.Memorial Gathering will be Tuesday, August 15 from 6-10 PM with a service at 7 PM at South St. Paul VFW, 111 S Concord Exchange, So St. Paul.
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Phyllis R. Prigge

November 1, 1930 - July 27, 2017

Age 86 Of Newport, MN and Harlingen, TXPassed away peacefully surrounded by family on Thursday, July 27, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, and great-granddaughter, Peyton. Phyllis will be missed by her sons, Tony (Nancy Alvarez), Todd (Wendy), and Chris (Brenda); grandchildren, Jenna, Kaitlin, Eric, Matt, Hannah, Nicole (Ryan), Richard, and Sara (Nate); great-grandchildren,...
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Ellen A. Stedtfeld

December 31, 1927 - July 25, 2017

Age 89Of St. Paul Passed away on July 25, 2017. She is preceded in death by husband of 55 years, Mervin; son, Todd; parents, George and Elsie Wilson; brothers Roger and Richard Wilson. Ellen is survived by children, Tracey (Steven) Barach, Dean Stedtfeld, Terry (Wendy) Stedfelt; daughter-in-law, Mary Stedtfeld; grandchildren, Alexandra Stedtfeld, Adam and Torrence Barach, Samuel and Benjamin...
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Jerome A. Yeager

June 9, 1943 - July 25, 2017

Age 74Of St. PaulJune 9, 1943 - July 25, 2017Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Norman and Lillian; brother, Norman. He will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 48 years, Rosemary; daughters, Suzanne (Jeff) Johnson and Jennifer; grandchildren, Taylor (Chet) Nash, Alyssa and Jeffrey Johnson; brother, Roger (Marrianne); sister, Diane (Jerry) Yeager-Malean; cousins; aunts; uncles; other...
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James R. Husman

March 15, 1945 - July 15, 2017

Passed away peacefully on July 15, 2017. Preceded in death by parents, Raymond and Virginia Husman; brother Jerry. Survived by wife, Linda; children, Dan (Wendy), Allision (Alex), Rich (Lisa); grandchildren, Nicolas, Charlie, Daisy, Stella & Callie; sister-in-law, Marilu (Bob); nephew, Michael (Cheryl); and niece, Heidi. Retired from 3M after 33 years as Technical Director. Jim felt blessed...
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Gayle Ann Watson

January 25, 1935 - July 13, 2017

WATSON, GAYLE ANNAge 82 of St. PaulBorn January 25, 1935Died July 13, 2017Was welcomed into the arms of our Lord on July 13, 2017. Preceded in death by her Parents, Francis and Evelyn Vasterling; Brothers, David and Frank Vasterling; Sister, Loretta "Rae" Mastel; Grandson, Vincent Watson; Great-Grandson, Connor Tucker.Survived by Loving Husband, Robert; Children, Susan (Gary) Stadler,...
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Eldo Thielfoldt

January 22, 1939 - July 12, 2017

Age 78Of AftonJoined the Lord on July 12. He will be deeply missed by his wife, Helen; children, Kevin (Nancy), Al (Stephanie), Lisa (Dan) Iverson; brother-in-law, Bob (Jessie) Johnson. Eldo retired from West Publishing. Visitation at Wulff Woodbury Funeral Home, 2195 Woodlane Dr., Woodbury, on Monday, July 17 from 4 to 7pm. Funeral service at St. Peter Lutheran Church, 880 Neal Ave S, Afton,...
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Deborah Jean Stromath

August 8, 1950 - July 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Wulff Woodbury Funeral Home, Woodbury, MN.
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Thomas C. Westling

September 15, 1964 - July 4, 2017

Age 52, Of Maplewood, MN Passed away on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.Tom was born in St. Paul, MN to parents Chuck and Carol Westling. He graduated from Concordia Academy High School and the University of St. Thomas, where he earned a BA in Accounting. Tom was active in church, teaching Sunday School and Confirmation, and his love for teaching extended into his passion for tennis. He taught the game to...
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Clark D. Smith

November 20, 1934 - July 2, 2017

Age 82Of WoodburyPassed away suddenly at home on Sunday, July 2, 2017. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Rita. Clark will be deeply missed by his wife of 21 years, Cheryl; children, Noreen (Tim) Link, Tamira Bauer, Roy (Tina) Smith, Steven Smith, and David (Janet) Smith; step-children, Mike Martin, Sherry (Michael) Williams, Lisa (Robert) Johnson, and Mary (Gary) Hake; eight...
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Richard L. Peick

October 25, 1928 - June 27, 2017

Age 88Of St. Paul Passed away on June 27, 2017. Preceded in death by wife, Virginia and infant son, Steven. Survived by his children, Paula (Chuck) Barry, Cindy (Gary) Larson, Mary (Greg) Rees, Tom (Alison) Peick, Patrick (Cathy) Peick, Julie (Tim) Anderson, Mark (Patrice) Peick, John (Sandra) Peick, Lisa (Karry) Knoll; 27 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30am...
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Gloria L. Grob

December 4, 1946 - June 25, 2017

Age 70 Of St. Paul, MN Passed away 6/25/2017. She is preceded in death by her parents, Doris and Leonard and sister, Doreen. She is survived by her beloved dog, Spot (aka her angel), her brothers, Vernon (Dianne) Grob and Larry (Bev) Grob, and sister, Diane (Doug) Olson. As well as her daughters Dolores (Marc) Peltzer and Rebecca Kinsey; grand-children Jordan Hawman, Rachel (James) Kreis and...
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Norma L. Tyree

October 19, 1926 - June 25, 2017

Went to be with the Lord on June 2017 after a courageous battle with dementia. Norma was known for her kind and gentle spirit. Patient with others, she demonstrated unconditional love and acceptance on a daily basis. She was also a talented seamstress and artist, always working on her next project. Loved by many, she will be deeply missed. Norma was born in Braddock, PA on October 19, 1926,...
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Ruth Ann Petersen

November 2, 1927 - June 23, 2017

Age 89, Formerly of Woodbury and St. Paul, Minnesota Passed away June 23, 2017 at The Deerfield, New Richmond, Wisconsin; her loving home for the past six years. Funeral services will be held 11 AM Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at Wulff Funeral Home, 2195 Woodlane Drive, Woodbury with visitation beginning one hour prior to services. Burial will follow in Sunset Cemetery in Minneapolis. A Memorial...
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Caroleen M. Parker

April 20, 1935 - June 20, 2017

Age 82 Of Maplewood Preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers, 2 sisters, and a daughter. Survived by her 3 sons: Jeffrey Parker (Janet), David Parker, Scott Parker (Theresa), 16 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, and a brother George Koithan (Irene). A funeral mass will be held 10 AM Friday July 7, 2017 at Guardian Angels Catholic Church 8260 4th St N., Oakdale with burial following in...
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Robert A. Johnson

December 1, 1945 - June 20, 2017

Age 71 Of MaplewoodRobert "Bob" Johnson Died Tuesday, June 20, 2017 .Grew up in S. Mpls. Received his BA from BSU; elected to the MN House of Representatives where he served for 10 years. Survived by his loving wife, Mary Faust and her extended family, brothers, Neal and David, and their families. A memorial gathering will be held Monday, June 26 from 4-7 PM Wulff Woodbury Funeral Home,...
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Kathleen E. Ross-Youngberg

March 16, 1947 - June 19, 2017

Born 3/16/47 and went Home Monday, 6/19/17 at 8pm. Survived by loving family and friends. "As you are reading in the paper that I have died, DON'T believe a word of it!! I am MORE ALIVE than I have ever been" Let's Celebrate a life well lived with a celebration- Service of remembrance 11AM Wed. 6/28/17 at The Harbor Church, 11125 Point Douglas Dr., S., Hastings. Visitation 1 hour...
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Gregory J. Walker

April 26, 1957 - June 12, 2017

Age 60Passed away on June 12, 2017. He is preceded in death by parents, Norman and Colette Walker; step-mother, Sandra Walker. He is survived by sons, Ryan (Katie Montour) Walker, Kyle (Mikaela Moening) Walker; grandchildren, Amanda Cardinal, Lexie Walker, Kaylyn Walker; mother of his children, Jane Walker; siblings, Kim (Haze) Tomasek, Steve (Xanthe) Walker; step-siblings, Sonia (Jim) Munoz,...
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Frederick O. Fleener

September 1, 1923 - June 9, 2017

Went to his eternal rest on June 9th, 2017, surrounded by his loving family at Woodbury, Minnesota. Fred was born on Sept. 1, 1923 to Glenn E. and Clara O. (Horsager) Fleener on a farm a mile south of Berlin, ND at home. He was the only son and second child. Eventually the family would be complete with three girls and one boy. He began school at Wano School #1. In order to pursue better...
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Mary Eileen Baker

November 16, 1919 - June 3, 2017

Age 97, Of Cottage GrovePassed away Saturday, June 3, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph, and parents, Thomas and Stella. Mary is survived by her brother, Thomas McCarthy, other family, and many close friends. Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, June 8 at 10 am with visitation 9:30-10 am at The Church of Guardian Angels, 8260 4th St. N, Oakdale. Interment at Guardian...
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Isabel E. Michalski

September 4, 1920 - June 1, 2017

Age 96 Born September 4, 1920 on a small farm outside Hammond Wis. She remembered those 13 good years with 8 other siblings living off the land on a farm that had no electricity or running water until they moved into Hammond. She graduated from Hammond High School in 1938 and left for Minneapolis the same day with her sister Marion and brother in-law Louie. Worked various jobs most notably as a...
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Bernard L. Edmonds

August 27, 1921 - June 1, 2017

Loved and Respected for his Integrity, Gentleness, and Smile.Beloved Father, Dear Grandfather, and Great-Grandpa Bernard lived a full and meaningful life. He was humble, patient and kind, often displaying playful humor with a twinkle in his eye and a mischievous grin. Bernard (August 27, 1921 - June 1, 2017), son of Oliver and Anna Bell Edmonds, began early life on a farm near McLouth, KS, where...
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Kim M. Kurki

September 24, 1954 - May 27, 2017

Age 62 of St. Paul Passed away 5/27/17. She is preceded in death by parents and many other loved ones. She is survived by loving husband of 43 years, Mike; children, Chris, Erick (Andrea), Karla (Shane) Lindemoen; grandson, Ethan; sisters, Lynn Barnes and Gail Freedlund; many other relatives and friends. Kim was the energy source of our family. She loved baking, canning, gambling and had a...
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Eldon Ronald Jensen

November 25, 1928 - May 24, 2017

Age 88Passed away on May 24th, 2017 at his new home in Oakdale, MN. He was born on November 25th, 1928 near Bryant, SD to parents Harry and Anna Katrina (Gronkjaer) Jensen. He was baptized at the Dansk Lutheran Church at Badger, SD and confirmed at the Hayti Lutheran Church in Hayti, SD. He was raised in Hayti and educated at the Hayti Public School, graduating in 1947. He met Joanne Paulson...
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April 29, 1925 - May 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Wulff Woodbury Funeral Home, Woodbury, MN.
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Nancy Lee Kennicutt

December 12, 1938 - May 24, 2017

Age 78Of WoodburyDied peacefully at home surrounded by family on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred, and three sisters. Nancy Lee will be deeply missed by her children, Jane (Jim) Bernier, Linda (Thomas) Daly, and Fred (Ann) Kennicutt; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; other family and many friends. Memorial Service will be Tuesday, May 30 at...
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Amy Englund Wood

March 4, 1973 - May 23, 2017

Age 44Passed away peacefully On May 23, 2017 Survived by loving husband, Derek; parents, Daniel & Dixie; brother, Daniel Jr.; mother-in-law, Mary; brother-in-law, Aaron, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends. Amy was a courageous young woman, full of life, who touched and inspired many lives. Gathering 3-6 PM Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at Wulff Woodbury Chapel, 2195 Woodlane...
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Gary W. Seedorf

November 30, 1941 - May 23, 2017

Age 75, Formerly of Albert Lea, MN Passed away peacefully Tuesday, May 23, 2017 after a long illness with Alzheimer's. Gary was baptized and confirmed at Mansfield Lutheran Church in Kiester, MN and a graduate of Alden High School in 1959. Gary married Sharon Larson in 1963 and a after a few years in California, Gary and family moved back to Albert Lea where Gary started his career driving...
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Sean Sao

January 9, 1938 - May 22, 2017

Age 79Of WoodburyShe is preceded in death by sisters, Soeurb Sao, Soum Sao, and Sourt Sao. Survived by children, Oeurn (Sokhanaka), Salmaht (Chamroeun), Angie (Ton), and Orn (Sothavy); grandchildren, Cory, Jimmy, Ashley, Olivia, Zachary, Sean, Skyler, and Ashton; sisters, Seap Sao and Sam Sao; and brothers, Soeurn Sao, Soeurm Sao, and Soy Sao.
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Wyatt Dean Hallstrom

January 21, 2007 - May 22, 2017

Age 10 Of Woodbury, Minnesota Departed this life on Monday, May 22, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Wyatt will be deeply missed by his parents, Forrest and Angela; siblings, Ethan, Elise, and Jonas; paternal grandmother, Barbara Hallstrom; maternal grandparents, Dennis and Barbara Sweat; great-grandparents, Richard and Shirley Hiatt; aunts and uncles, Nina (Phil) Hallstrom Archuletta,...
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Eugene Edward Schultz

December 9, 1922 - May 21, 2017

Age 94Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Uncle and FriendA lifelong resident of Oakdale, MN Schultz, Eugene "Gene" died peacefully on May 21, 2017. He is preceded in death by his wife Marian, daughter Rita Brong, son Paul and an infant son. He is survived by his 3 daughters; Ginny Lepinski (Hank), Rose Houle (Gene), Lorna Schmaus (Jim) and his 4 sons; Eugene (Mary), Vince ...
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Terry L. Kovanda

January 17, 1953 - May 17, 2017

Age 64Of MaplewoodPassed peacefully on 5/17/2017. She is preceded in death by parents, Pearl & Henry Smiechowski; sister, Fay. She is survived by loving husband of 42 years, Michael; beloved daughter, Nicole (Ryan Schmidtbauer); sister, Barbara Dosch (Brian Clark); mother-in-law, Lorraine; brother-in-law, Gary (Jeanne); further nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends and also her beloved...
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Susan M. Gruye

December 12, 1944 - May 14, 2017

Passed away peacefully after a brief battle with cancer, May 14, 2017. Preceded in death by husband, Don; parents, Jean and Marshall Anderson; siblings, Gary and Marsha. She is survived by son, Ross (Amy); grandsons, Tyler and Thomas; several nieces and nephews. Service of Remembrance 10:30AM Friday 5/19/17 at Wulff Woodbury Funeral Home, 2195 Woodlane Dr., Woodbury. Visitation 1 hour prior....
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Christine Ann Drahos

April 25, 1927 - May 12, 2017

Age 90 Passed away surrounded by her family on May 12th. Christine was a devoted, wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She was well known as a caring and giving person, and enjoyed gardening, bowling, golfing, cards, and her family. She is survived by her Children, Greg (Pat) Drahos, Cookie (Rick) Dumas, and Cheri (Jim) Dixon; Grandchildren, Kristy Lanier (Ricky), Kim Patterson (Troy),...
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Darlene Faith Nelson

March 5, 1925 - May 12, 2017

Age 92 Born in Calumet MN, and a longtime resident of SE Mpls. and St. Paul. Preceded in death by her loving husband of 66 years, Lloyd and brother, Robert. Survived by her only child and grandson, Barbara and Matthew Dunn; cat, Rudi; sisters-in-law, Evelyn and Lorraine; niece, Jenny and many other nieces, nephews and loving friends. She was a woman who loved her family and her cats with a deep...
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Raymond Louis Wagner

July 24, 1931 - May 8, 2017

Age 85, Of WoodburyDied suddenly of natural causes in the company of his beloved wife, Marilyn, on Monday, May 8, 2017. In his early life, Ray aspired to be either a state trooper or a truck driver. Poor eyesight and a bad back eliminated those careers, but were merged into a late life vocation as a driver for MTC. He took great pride in his exemplary work record as well as consistently high...
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Steven P. Stacey

February 13, 1965 - May 5, 2017

Age 52Passed away May 5, 2017 at Our Lady of Peace Hospice Home. He is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Linda (Zick); children, Sarah (Robert) and future granddaughter, Georgia Jones, Ashley, Carolyn and Matthew Stacey; parents, Joseph and Carol Stacey; mother-in-law, Dolores Zick and step-dad, Rodney Gieser; brothers, Joseph and Daniel (Tammey) Stacey, sisters-in-law, Janet Robley,...
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Charles Dokka

January 23, 1948 - May 1, 2017

Charles Louis Dokka (Charlie) age 69 of Woodbury, passed away May 1, 2017 in his home surrounded by family and friends. Born January 23, 1948, to Charles and Mary Dokka. Charlie married his loving wife Barbara on February 27th 1970 celebrating 47 wonderful years. Together they raised one Daughter in Montana and then moved back to Minnesota to be closer to all their Family and Friends. Charlie...
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Thomas L. Donovan

March 26, 1948 - April 30, 2017

Age 69Of Newport, MNPassed away 4/30/17. Survived by his two sons: Sean (Andrea) Donovan, Chris (Jamie) Donovan; four grandchildren: Zachary, Jacob, Keegan, and Liam Donovan. Memorial Gathering will be held Thursday May 4, 2017 from 5-7 PM with a short service of remembrance at 7pm at Wulff Funeral Home, 2195 Woodlane Drive Woodbury, MN. Private Family burial will follow in Albert Lea, MN
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Robert R. Woodward

May 28, 1937 - April 29, 2017

Age 79Of Woodbury He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Ella, and brothers, Jim, Frank, Tom, and Jack. Bob will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 57 years, Juanita; daughters, Annette (Rob) Vorwerk, Denise Woodward, and Lisa (Jim) Campbell; grand children, Matt, Michelle, Mike, Alex, McKenna, Mara, and Charley; great-granddaughter, Madison; sister, Eileen Bashel; brother, Bill ...
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Stella S. Yauk

December 21, 1930 - April 27, 2017

Stella Yauk (nee Shura)Age 86Formerly of WoodburyFamily announces with sadness the passing of Stella Yauk, on April 27, 2017. Stella was born in McCreary, Manitoba; predeceased by husband, Harold; parents, Joseph and Anna Shura; sister, Lillian; and brother, Victor. Survived by children, Alan (Debra), Robert, and Cynthia; 7 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. During her working years,...
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Stephanie E. Pederson

March 27, 1927 - April 27, 2017

Age 90, Of Woodbury, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 27, 2017.She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 69 years, Vern. Stephanie will be deeply missed by her children, Ron (Debbie) Pederson and Diane Everson; grandchildren, Melissa (Chris), Kristin (Justin), Nathan, Brian, Joanna, and Tessa; great-grandsons, Matthew and Jacob; other family and friends.Stephanie and Vern will...
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Charles Wayne Starken

June 11, 1941 - April 24, 2017

Beloved Husband, Father, GrandpaGreat-Grandpa, Brother and Uncle Of Mesa, AZAge 75Charles "Chuck" W. Starken passed away on April 24, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer with his loving wife Catherine at his side. Chuck was born in Wabasso, MN on June 11, 1941 to Leander and Charlotte Starken. He joined the United States Air Force in 1959. On July 15, 1961, he married his best friend...
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Clara E. Swanner

February 22, 1916 - April 22, 2017

(Huna)Age 101 Of St. PaulWent to be with her Lord 4/22/17.She is preceded in death by husbands, Clarence Huna and Tom Swanner. Survived by daughter, Judy (Ron) Kochsiek; grandchildren, Kari (Brian) Schafer, Jason (Carolina) Kochsiek; great-grandchildren, Olivia, Sophie and Isabel Schafer, Camilla and Joshua Kochsiek; also survived by Peggy Wolfe, Tom, Dan and Pauline Swanner and their families;...
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Katherine F. Hebrink

March 27, 1919 - April 20, 2017

Katherine "Kay" HebrinkAge 98 Of WoodburyFormerly of FridleyKay was the 4th child out of 8 born to John and Nellie Vasecka on March 27, 1919. She was born on a farm near Staples, Minnesota. She went to St. Cloud Teachers College for 2 years (that was all that was required for a teaching degree). She later completed a 4 year degree in education at the University of Minnesota in the 1960's. After...
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Kelly Graves

January 17, 1972 - April 18, 2017

We regret to announce the death of Kelly H. Graves on April 18, 2017. Kelly passed away suddenly at his home in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was the son of Kirk and Kendra (Goecke) Graves of San Antonio, Texas; father of Alexa Elizabeth Graves of Nebraska; brother of Jamie Thomas of Colleyville, Texas; brother-in-law to Brian Thomas; uncle to their children, Ella, Leah and Sophia; nephew to Paul...
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Jeffrey A. Oxford

December 5, 1968 - April 18, 2017

Beloved Husband, Son, Brother,Uncle and FriendAge 48 Of Cottage Grove, unexpectedly on 4/18/2017. He is preceded in death by father, George. He is survived by loving wife of 16 years, Renee; mother, Pauline; siblings, Matt Oxford, Chrissy Albrecht (Rich Esquivel), Tracy Oxford, Katie (Chris) Watson; mother-in-law, Bonnie Urbain; nieces and nephews, Jake Albrecht, Alicia Albrecht, Josh Albrecht,...
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Doris Ethel Garbe

July 22, 1915 - April 15, 2017

Age 101Of Hudson, Wis.Died on Saturday, April 15 at Hometown Senior Living of Hudson, WI. She was born July 22, 1915 in Woodbury, the daughter of William and Bertha (Kuehl) Gausman. After graduating from Harding High School in St. Paul and the Rasmussen School of Business, she worked for six years as an executive secretary at the Hilex Company in St. Paul. On June 10, 1939, she was married to...
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Robert Dale Smythe

February 9, 1947 - April 14, 2017

Age 70Of WoodburyPassed away peacefully on Friday, April 14, 2017.He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret E. and sisters, Betty Rogstad and Marlene Haugesaq-Gardner.Robert is survived by his sons, Sean (Jodi) Dianchrist and Shad Ireland; grandsons, Zach and Nick; siblings, Issie Kelley, Jane Petrofski, Barb LeGrand, Bill (Flo) Smythe, Pat Parks, Joan Johnson, and Sandy Smythe; nieces,...
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Muriel L. Hurley

October 30, 1931 - April 14, 2017

Age 85Of WoodburyPassed away peacefully on Friday, April 14, 2017. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Robert. Muriel will be deeply missed by her sons, Bill Hurley, Greg Hurley, and Tim (Barb) Hurley; grandchildren, Isaac, Nadia (Justin), Ben, and Brian (Nelita); great-grandchildren, Jacob and Alexandra; sister, Dorothy Blackwell; other family and friends. Memorial Mass will be...
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Barbara Jo Birch

July 22, 1948 - April 13, 2017

Age 68Of Woodbury Passed away April 13, 2017 at Woodbury Health Care Center where she has resided the past several years. Born July 22, 1948 in St. Louis, MO the daughter of Dr. Monroe & Eleanor (Gerhardt) Hager. She married Charles J. Birch III, and he preceded her in death along with her parents. Surviving are her children: Rebecca Richert and Charlie Birch IV, 2 grandchildren: Keenen...
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Jeanne Carol Hafner

December 20, 1929 - April 9, 2017

Age 87 Of St. Paul, MN Passed away April 9, 2017 at Edgewood Assisted Living Center in Blaine, where she had resided the past six months. She was born December 20, 1929 in St. Paul, the daughter of Lloyd & Ellen (Bulleigh) Breed. After graduating from high school, she married Henry Hafner and he preceded her in death, along with her daughter, Carol, and great granddaughter Marjorie, and her...
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Mary Ann Tholen

February 9, 1929 - March 30, 2017

Age 88Of WoodburyPassed away Thursday, March 30, 2017. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 67 years, James; daughter, Nancy; parents, John and Rose; sisters, Ruth and Mildred; and brother, Joe. Beloved mother of Cynthia (John) O'Hehir, Debra (Greg) Norton, and Janelle (Michael) Tucker; Beloved Nannie to granddaughters, Carolyn, Melissa, Amanda (Reece), Dallas, Leah, Danielle, and...
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Jeanette Dorothy Duraine

June 1, 1936 - March 29, 2017

Jeanette Dorothy Duraine graced this world on June 1, 1936 in St Paul, MN and left us on March 29th in Tucson, AZ, her much-loved winter home. A long-time East Side resident before moving to Woodbury, Jan worked for over 20 years as a ward secretary in the chemical dependency unit at Mounds Park Hospital; a position she would tell you included, in part, sharing snacks with the patients and honing...
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Mary Beth Alberg

June 17, 1966 - March 29, 2017

Mary Beth AlbergProud Marine, St. Paul Police OfficerAge 50, of OakdaleMary Beth Alberg passed away at the age of 50 on March 29, 2017 at home after a long fight with cancer. Mary was born on June 17, 1966 in St. Paul, MN. She served proudly for 13 years in the Marine Corp. "Semper Fi". Mary continued serving her community as a St. Paul Police Officer, in many capacities for over 20 years. She...
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Thomas Lee Wood

January 24, 1953 - March 24, 2017

Age 64Of Hudson WIPassed away on March 24,2017, surrounded by family. Tom worked at 3M for 45 years. He enjoyed spending time with his family and engaging in all of their activities and sports. Preceded in death by his parents, Doris and Robert and brother, Donald. Survived by his wife, Marissa; children, Kevin (Lisa), Heather, Trisha, Travis, Natalie, Lianna, Sydney, Evelyn, Ellie and Troy;...
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Margaret C. Duppong

July 30, 1924 - March 23, 2017

Beloved Wife, Mom, Grandma, Great-GrandmaAge 92Passed away peacefully on March 23, 2017. Survived by children, Larry (Judy), Mark (Vicki), Linda Bjerknes, Cindy (Mike) Moritz, Brian (Joanne), Rita (John) Joyce, Mike (Barb), Jim (Lisa), Patti (Jeff) Motz, Tom (Tracy); 24 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; sister, Frannie Bill; extended family and many friends. Gathering of family and friends...
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Gregory J. Celski

August 4, 1934 - March 20, 2017

Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather and BrotherAge 82 Of Woodbury Passed away suddenly on Monday, March 20, 2017. Greg was a great guy and a friend to everyone. He loved getting together with friends, going to dinner, and traveling. Greg loved his sports, especially watching his grandkids play. He was an avid golfer who organized many golf tournaments in his day. He was employed at the St. Paul...
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Jacob Thomas Stanger

June 14, 1995 - March 19, 2017

Age 21Beloved Son, Brother, Grandson & Beloved Friend to AllLeft us all too soon on 3/19/17. He is survived by parents, Lawrence T. and Lisa (Benson); sisters, Allison and Natalie; grandparents, James and Mary Ellen Stanger, Gerald and Mary Benson; many aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and friends. Jacob is forever immortalized and remembered in countless photos and videos that show his true...
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Edward C. Dicke

December 2, 1927 - March 12, 2017

Age 89Ed was born December 2, 1927 in Ijuhy, Brazil to missionary parents. He died Sunday, March 12, 2017 in Oakdale, Minnesota. Ed was baptized on December 11, 1927. He confirmed his faith at Trinity Lutheran Church, Long Prairie on June 1, 1941. Ed served in the US Army 82nd Airborne from 1945-1951. He attended Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, MN and graduated from the University of...
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Charles T. Westling

September 19, 1931 - March 11, 2017

Age 85Of Woodbury, MN Passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at home surrounded by his family. Chuck was born in St. Paul, MN to parents Wallie Westling and Nettie Buhrman. He graduated from Harding High School in 1949, was an active member of the Y's Club with No Name, and served in the US Army during the Korean War, for which he was recognized with numerous honors and medals, including the...
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Frank A. Brodniewicz

April 17, 1956 - March 8, 2017

Age 60of Hudson, WisconsinPassed unexpectedly on March 8, 2017, from an aortic aneurysm. Preceded in death by Parents. He is survived by Loving Companion, Ann Arp; Siblings, Karen Larsen and Maria Mackey; many Nieces; Nephews; Relatives; Dear Friends and also Family in Poland. Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 AM Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at St. Pascal Baylon Catholic Church, White Bear Avenue at 3rd...
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Romaine Elwin Bramhall

June 29, 1935 - March 6, 2017

Age 81Of Woodbury Died peacefully surrounded by loved ones on March 6, 2017. A Memorial Service will be at 1 PM on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Wulff Woodbury Funeral Home, 2195 Woodlane Dr., Woodbury.
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June Loretta Christopherson Veith

December 2, 1931 - March 3, 2017

Age 85Of WoodburyBeloved Wife and MotherBorn Dec. 2, 1931Passed Away March 3, 2017June cared about her community. She often served meals at The Dorothy Day Center. She also volunteered for Meals on Wheels. June loved being outdoors and cared about wildlife. She took great pleasure in feeding birds and rescuing stray cats. June is preceded in death by son, Ronald. She is survived by her Husband,...
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Frank Joseph Borash

April 9, 1932 - March 3, 2017

Age 84Formerly of Andover, MN Loving Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather, Brother and Friend Passed away peacefully into God's loving and awaiting arms on 3/3/2017. Preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Rose; siblings, Margaret, Donald, Frances; grandson, Joseph; great-grandson, Carter. Survived by his children, David (Diane), Daniel (Karen), Patricia (Scott), Peggy (Will), Penny, Donald...
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William Richards

June 1, 1931 - March 3, 2017

Age 85Of WoodburyFormerly of Maplewood and RosevillePassed away Friday, March 3, 2017. Bill was a proud Air Force Veteran who served in Korea. He retired from 3M after 36 years. Bill is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Arlene; children, David (Debra Hale), Diane, Tom, and Jim (Jackie); and grandchildren, Delaney and Braeden. In lieu of flowers, memorial preferred to charity of donor's...
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Ruth T. Diehl

June 18, 1921 - February 25, 2017

Age 95Of Woodbury, MNFormerly of Falls Church, VA, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 25, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl. Ruth is survived by her children, Roger (Denise) Diehl and Carolyn (Herb) Winslow; grandchildren, Kimberly Diehl, David Diehl, Katy (Jimmy) Winslow McKelvey, Jeff (Holly) Winslow, Dan (Heidi) Winslow, Laura (Travis) Yoch, Pete Winslow, and...
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Jerome Sartor

July 7, 1924 - February 21, 2017

Age 92 Of MaplewoodDied on 2/21/17. He was born & raised in Faribault, MN, served 4 years in the Navy during WWII and worked for Fred G. Anderson Co., St. Louis Park, MN for 34 years. He is preceded in death by twin brother, Gerald; sister, Virginia Montbriand; daughter, Becky Bieleinski; step-daughter, Jane Tackaberry. He is survived by wife, Geri; daughter, Susan Casterland; sister, Mary...
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Michael L. Simich

March 15, 1950 - February 19, 2017

"If I don't see you in the future,I'll see you in the pasture"Age 66 of Woodbury, passed unexpectedly on 2/19/17. Graduate of Duluth East High School, Class of 1968. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Vicki (nee Gooler); children, Kristy (Dave) Beissler, Chad (Kelly), Lena (Jim) Motz; grandchildren, Abbey, Amanda, Aaron, Amelia Beissler, Luke & Raiyne, Mackenzie,...
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James A. Kennedy

July 2, 1930 - February 19, 2017

Age 86Died peacefully in the arms of Lucy, his wife of 56 years, on February 19, 2017. He was a man of integrity and kindness, spreading joy and love easily throughout his life. With his outgoing, happy, social ease, his acceptance of all as equals and his ready smile, he made many friends. But his family was first in his heart. He was a great and loving husband, an excellent, loving father to...
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Wayne Leo Link

September 11, 1930 - February 18, 2017

Age 86 Of St. Paul's EastsideCretin Class of '48Passed away unexpectedly and suddenly on 2/18/17. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Elaine (nee Moore); children, Bill (Colleen), Jack (Teresa), Doug (Lori), Deb (Cary) Cardell, Ron (Terri); daughter-in-law, Sue; grandchildren, Gina, Joe (Molly), Ryan, Ethan, Noah, Laura and Katie Cardell and Ty; great-granddaughter, Posey Bloch...
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Rita Marie Schoenecker

January 30, 1937 - February 18, 2017

(nee Spock)Age 80Of StillwaterPassed away Feb. 18, 2017 in Stillwater, Minnesota. Funeral Mass will be held at Guardian Angels church in Oakdale on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 at 11am, followed by a reception. Visitation 1 hour prior to the Mass. Preceded in death by parents Andrew and Anna; husband Bob; brothers Clarence, William, and Albert; sister Donna; and grandson Thomas. Survived by sister...
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Amy L. Watson

January 16, 1951 - February 14, 2017

Amy L. Watson Age 66Of Woodbury Passed away 2/14/2017. Preceded in death by her parents, Do Jum and Sun Guey; brother, Robert Louie. Survived by her husband of 40 years, Kim Watson; sons, Chris (Corey) Watson, David (Melanie Yuen) Watson; granddaughters, Mara and Greta; sisters, Betty (Lance) Thain, Marion (Richard) Capobianco; sister-in-law, Vicky Louie; further survived by nieces, nephews,...
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Betty J. Kachel

March 7, 1928 - February 14, 2017

Betty J. Kachel Age 88Of Woodbury Passed away 2/14/2017. Preceded in death by her husband, Richard Kachel; son, Roger Kachel; siblings, Dorothy, Lillian, Bob, Jim and Lucille. Survived by her daughter, Roxanne (Kevin) Moore; grandsons, Matthew (Kelsey), Peter (Stefani); great-granddaughter, Lyla; sister, Marion; further survived by nieces, nephews and other relatives. A special thank you to...
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David L. Huber

February 14, 1931 - February 10, 2017

Age 85Of WoodburyFormerly of Oakdale, MN, passed away on Friday, 2/10/17. David was a proud Navy Veteran during the Korean War. He is preceded in death by parents, Clarence and Stella; 4 brothers, Arley, Vincent, Donald, and Leland; and 1 sister, Mary. He is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Phyllis; children, Mark, Mike (fiancée, Jodi Nelson) and Nancy; many nieces and nephews;...
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Barbara Lynn Sexton Sweet

August 10, 1944 - February 9, 2017

Of Woodbury Passed away February 9, 2017. Barbara is preceded in death by her Parents; Husband, John Philip Sweet; Son, John Lindsay Sweet; Brother, Mark Edward Sexton. She is survived by her Daughter, Barbara Haley Sweet Gallagher; Grandsons, Patrick Calvin Gallagher and Ryan James-John Gallagher; Siblings, Sue Gordh (David), Cathy Sexton (Dennis), Joanie Lanpher (Richard), and Joseph Sexton ...
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Joseph Paul Stachowiak

June 20, 1945 - February 9, 2017

Passed unexpectedly on 2/9/17. He was born on 6/20/45 along with his twin brother, Jerry. Joe is survived by sisters, Helen Hennessy, Barbara Nelson; brothers, Jim Stack, Jerry (Sandy); sister-in-law, Joan; many nieces; nephews and former wife, Jo Ann. He is preceded in death by his brother, Bud. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Many thanks to Pat, Levi and Pat Maxey.
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Melissa Ann Beedle

December 6, 1968 - February 7, 2017

Age 48Of WoodburyPassed away February 7, 2017. Survived by her husband of 26 years (Tim), children Stephanie (fiancé Betsy Fredrickson), Emily, Samuel, sisters Kimmy (Dennis) Lockwood, Carla (Rick) Howe, brother-in-law Rick (Laura) Beedle, mother-in-law Marlys (Edge) Bronson, father-in-law Doug Beedle, and 12 nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents Merlin and Edna Richison,...
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