St. Louis Park Class of 59


Several of our classmates and most of our teachers have left us; you can view their Echowan photos on the deceased page by clicking here. This page contains known obituaries.  If you have a copy of a classmate or teacher obituary or have knowledge of any deceased classmate, please email it to or send it to St. Louis Park Class of 59, P O Box 678, Wayzata, MN 55391.  This web page has been created with the assistance of Avie Overbach Cohen and Al Glorvigen.

Ann Archer

Ann Archer died December 30, 1995 in Stockton, California where she resided.

She was a public relations officer for Stockton CETA program.

Ann received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota.  She previously taught school in Orlando, Florida..

Mark Aronson

Aronson, Mark J. Age 70, of Edina. Preceded in death by parents, Willard and Evelyn Aronson. Survived by cousins, Russell and David Ostrem; close friends, Richard Highum and Bruce Ritchie. Interment Lakewood Cemetery. Funeral service Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 11:00 AM with visitation 1 hour prior to service at: Edina Chapel 952-920-3996 West 50th St. & Hwy 100.

Suzanne Bakken

Suzanne Bakken died April 15, 2002.  No additional information available.

Merilyn Bergren Korstad

Linda Berle

Linda A. Weber, 58, of St. Louis Park, died Monday, Oct. 30, 2000. Survived by husband, Herbert; children, Becky Gray (Jeff), Fred Weber (Michelle) and Jim Weber; 4 grandchildren, Talia and Sophie Gray, and Sam and Ezra Weber; brother, Larry Berle (Ann); brotherinlaw, Philip Weber (Roberta); father-in-law, Joseph Weber; aunt, Jackie Manne, and uncle, Jerry Copp. Funeral services were held Nov. 1 at Adath Jeshurun Congregation. Interment was in Adath Chesed Shel Emes Cemetery, St. Louis Park. Memorials preferred to Adath Jeshurun, Linda Weber Mitzvah Fund, 10500 Hillside Lane, Minnetonka, MN 55305.

Russell Brandt

Died May 1959, Vern Strand & Al Glorvigen were pall bearers.

Jacquie Carroll

We’ve been informed of the death of Jacquelyn Carroll; her SLP59 2016 DVD that was mailed to her in July was just returned by the USPS.  Jacquie’s address was 2207 General Patton Park, San Juan, Puerto Rico.  The returned envelope was marked “deceased” and contained no other note or message.  Nothing is known about Jacquie except that she was living in Puerto Rico the last several years.  If anyone learns anything regarding Jacquie’s life and death in Puerto Rico, please forward the information to

Dean Cheever

Age 69 of Hecla, South Dakota, formerly of the Twin Cities Preceded in death by parents, Burr and Helen. Survived by son, Eric (Amelia); daughter, Shannon (Jeff), grand-children, Lorren, Taylor, Fiona, and long time companion, Mary Ann Kray. Also survived by many friends and relatives. Dean will be missed by all who knew him. In lieu of a service Dean would prefer donations made to Ducks Unlimited.

John Clifford

John K. "Jack" Clifford, age 72, of Eden Prairie, Minnesota.  Jack passed peacefully at home into the presence of Jesus on May 13, 2014.  Survived by his wife of 30 years, Jeanette; son, Scott (Timme); daughter, Suzanne (Don Bodin); brothers, Robert E. Clifford Jr. (Roberta) and James W. Clifford (Terri Barreiro); nephew, Robert E. Clifford III (Sandra); niece, Roxanne Ewald (William) and their children.  Jack was previously employed at General Mills in Information Systems.  Visitation is 10-11 am Wednesday, May 21 with memorial service at 11 AM at Grace Church, 9301 Eden Prairie Road, Eden Prairie (use door #2).  Private interment at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Minneapolis. Memorials preferred to Samaritan’s Purse or the Parkinson’s Foundation. Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400.

Robert Cook

No obituary is available.

Robert Dahl

Robert Dahl died June 5, 2008.  No additional information is available.

Jim de Boom

Jim de Boom, recently retired from more than 40 years of community service, died Monday, February 29th, at age 74. The cause of death was brain seizures, according to his daughter Stacy de Boom-Howard.

"Jim was always there for the community," said Joel Carlson, past president of the Kiwanis Club of Newport Beach/Corona del Mar. "His love for service and our area was evident. Jim will be sorely missed."

Jim was honored twice early this year.  On Jan. 16, the Newport Balboa Rotary Club recognized him as a Lifetime Honorary Rotarian, placing him in a select group of Rotarians renowned for their meritorious service in furthering Rotary ideals.  A week later, the Newport-Mesa-Irvine Interfaith Council recognized him for more than 40 years of service to interfaith, Rotary and other service organizations.

Jim joined the Rotary Club of Newport-Balboa in 1975. He served on almost every club committee and as president, and he earned every club award including Rotarian of the Year. De Boom also served at Rotary's district level on various committees, as district governor from 1997 to 1998 and thereafter as district administrator.

"He made everything easy for all of us … a bigger-than-life guy," Greg and Valerie Owen, who worked with de Boom in Rotary District 5320, said in a statement Tuesday. "We can all celebrate the life of a wonderful Rotarian, husband, father and all around good friend for all that were fortunate enough to know him."

For more than 20 years Jim was executive director of the Interfaith Council, which is made up of representatives of various religions dedicated to building a community honoring its many voices.  No role was too small or large for him.  He served in a secretarial capacity, including updating and selling ads in the directory and creating agendas and brochures for meetings and events.  He also recruited speakers, organized events and handled public relations.

Jim was born October 7, 1941, in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. He graduated with a Bachelor's Degree from George Williams College in Chicago and earned a Master's Degree in counseling from USC.  He was licensed as a marriage, family and child counselor. 

Jim was dedicated to community service.  In 1965, he joined the YMCA in Los Angeles and worked his way to executive director in Orange County.  In the early 1980s, he left the YMCA and started an event planning business. He organized popular community events… many benefited service clubs and nonprofit organizations, including Taste of Newport, Taste of Orange and the Daily Pilot Community & Clubs Hall of Fame luncheon.

"Every time you turned around, Jim was doing something and donating money into nonprofit organizations including the YMCA, the Rotary, Interfaith Council and Exploring," said Lane Calvert, current Interfaith Council president and longtime community service leader.  "No one was better in the events planning business.  Jim knew how to plan an event and who to bring to the table, public relations-wise and money-wise.  He was an incredible person to have on the team."

Jim's primary focus was helping children.  From 1983 to 1996 he was a member of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District board, serving two terms as president.  He was active in Explorers Orange County, an organization that provides young adults with real-world experience and leadership development in police, fire and hospital careers.  His Newport Balboa Rotary work benefited children.  For example, he organized outings of Rotary members and special-needs children to the mountains, harbor and elsewhere.

In the early 1990s, Jim began writing for the Newport Beach/Costa Mesa/Irvine Daily Pilot.  With his tremendous connections throughout Newport-Mesa and Irvine, the Pilot chose him to write its Community & Clubs column.  This gave Jim a platform to honor the work of his community service colleagues and their beneficiaries.

"Jim deeply believes in honoring veterans, funding Police Explorer programs and giving opportunities to young people who may not otherwise get them," said Daily Pilot Executive Editor John Canalis.  "Jim is not just passionate about our area service clubs, but he's passionate and engaged in the actual services they provide."

In 2009, to honor the community service clubs, Jim and the Pilot staff created the Daily Pilot Community & Clubs Hall of Fame.  Each spring, the Pilot invites service clubs, community organizations and religious congregations to nominate members for exceptional service to youth, the community and their respective organizations.  The Pilot honors the nominees in June at a luncheon at the Newport Beach American Legion Post 291.  The event unites the service organizations, and its net proceeds benefit Explorers.

"Jim was always the person in the know," said Tom Johnson, former Daily Pilot publisher.  "He was a great resource for stories and had great insights.”  In the words of Culvert: "Jim made a better world for kids.  There is no one else like him. He is my mentor."

A celebration of Jim's life is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 30 at Harborside Restaurant in the Balboa Pavilion, 400 Main Street, Newport Beach.

Donations in his honor can be made to The Rotary Foundation, noting Jim's name and mailed to the Rotary Club of Newport-Balboa, P.O. Box 1944, Newport Beach, CA 92659.  The donations will be designated for Rotary's End Polio Now, which was important to him, as both his parents and brother, LeRoy, had polio.

Steve Desnick

Steve, age 73 of Minneapolis, died on February 6th in Sarasota, Florida, of complications of lung cancer. A private family interment will take place. A celebration of Steve's life at a later date will be announced.  Steve loved sailing, traveling, getting to know lots of people, and, perhaps most of all, driving his 1957 Alfa Romeo.  He was a good friend and made great barbecued ribs.  He is survived by his wife, Pam, brother, John, and many friends and extended family.  Memorials are encouraged to the donor's choice, or, to honor his struggles this year, please give blood if you can.  Interment will be at Adath Yeshurun Cemetery, 5606 France Avenue, Edina, Minnesota.

Rosemary Dietrich

Rosemary Dietrich Crist, Age 74, of Naples, FL and Eden Prairie, MN, went home to be with the Lord on January 19, 2016.  Survived by loving and devoted husband of 46 years Scott Crist; children: Rick Crist (Stef), Mike Mattis (Chris), Steve Crist, Angie Swanson (Pete); 8 grandchildren: Nick, Eric, Ryan Crist, Josh, Katie Mattis, Sabrina Crist, Meghan, Andrew Swanson, and beloved sisters: Bobbie Lawson (Bob), Bonnie Arnold (John Shaw); many nieces, nephews, family and dear friends.  Service 11:00 AM Monday, January 25, 2016, with visitation 1 hour prior, Wooddale Church - Chapel, 6630 Shady Oak Road, Eden Prairie, MN 55344.  Private interment Lakewood Cemetery, Memorials preferred to The American Cancer Society. Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400

Sharron Ecklund Murphy

Murphy, Sharron Age 69, of Shoreview. Mounds View District Employee. Survived by husband, J. Gregory; 2 sons, Joe (Sarah) Murphy of Vadnais Heights, and Greg of Little Canada; a sister, Jackie Fish of Minnetonka; niece, Pamela & nephew Brett. Visitation 4 - 8 PM Tuesday (12/14/10), at MUELLER LAKE MORTUARY, 4738 Bald Eagle Ave, WBL. Mass of Christian Burial 11:30 AM WEDNESDAY (12/15/10) at St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church, 4741 Bald Eagle Ave. Private Interment. Mueller Lake Mortuary 651-429-4944

Lois Ehrenfeldt

Lois Ehrenfeldt McCann died March 6, 2012.  She had been living at #205 120 West 19th, North Vancouver, British Columbia V7MIX2.  Lois was married to John McCann and had four children and eight grandchildren.  She dedicated her life to counseling others and touched many people with her generosity, unconditional love and devoted faith.  Lois was an active member of her church.  She died of lung cancer and is very much missed by her family and friends.

Karen Erdman

Karen Erdman was killed as a result of a motorcycle accident in the 1960s.  No additional information is available.

Dave Evans

After a long illness and hospitalization, Dave Evans died December 6th.  No formal obituary has been written by his family, however classmate Doug Mohn has given us these memories of Dave.

Dave & I met in the 7th grade.  We found a common interest in cars and Dave was fascinated by hydramatic transmissions.  Dave always had a car and would pick me up and take me to school.  Even though he didn't own a motorcycle, Dave always had a love for them.  As the years went by Dave married and had three children.  He owned several businesses over the years including making fireworks. When Dave retired, he decided he would rebuild an Ariel Square Four Motorcycle.  He would spend hours searching the internet for spare parts.  It was always fun to watch people's reaction to his dry sense of humor.  Dave attended our 50th Anniversary and most monthly luncheons the past four years to keep track of his classmates.  He lived in the Balsam Lake/Amery, Wisconsin area but stayed in touch with his Minnesota friends.  He will be missed by

James Feiker

Jim Feiker went to be with the Lord on September 21st, following nearly a year's battle with pancreatic cancer. Jim was born on May 20, 1941, in St. Louis Park, Minnesota to Maurice and Mildred (Lien) Feiker, and along with his two brothers lived a typical Minnesota boy's life-hunting and fishing, trapping, playing hockey, and waterskiing. At age 12, Jim put his trust in Christ as his Savior, a choice that shaped the rest of his life. In high school, Jim was active in leading Bible clubs for fellow students, and became involved in the ministry of The Navigators as well. Jim attended Northwest Bible College for one year, received an Associates Degree from The University of Minnesota, and his B.A. from Mankato State University where he helped open a Navigator ministry.

A life-long learner, Jim later did graduate work at South Dakota State University and Fuller Seminary. Jim spent four years leading the Navigator ministry at South Dakota State University. His marriage to Bev Stroup in 1971 was a love story that has remained strong for 41 years. Together Jim and Bev went on to minister to graduate students at Ohio State in Columbus, Ohio, where their first daughter, Susan, was born. The next 12 years Jim served on the pastoral staff of Fairhaven Church (C&MA), in Dayton, Ohio as Pastor of Discipleship and Missions. The Feiker's daughter, Sharon (Shae), was born in Dayton. Jim was a devoted family man who found great delight in his daughters, later his grandsons, and his dogs. Jim's great heart to see laborers raised up to reach the world for Christ moved the Feikers to get more directly involved in missions, first through The US Center for World Mission in Pasadena, California, and then through SEND International, based in the Detroit, Michigan area. With SEND, Jim helped in missionary preparation, and together the Feikers traveled to SEND's fields (Asia, Central Europe and Alaska), to do missionary care and development.

For the past 12 years, the Feikers have ministered with Barnabas International while living in Colorado Springs, focusing on the spiritual development of mission leaders both locally and overseas. To aid this, Jim has written extensively on mentoring and spiritual coaching. Jim will be remembered for his deep care for and belief in people, his call to spiritual leadership and intimacy with God, for his sense of humor and for his oft repeated but deeply meant phrase, "Love you guys."

Jim is survived by his wife, Beverly, daughter Susan of Seattle, daughter Shae (Derek) and grandsons Espen, Leif, and Jonas Jacobson of Escondido, CA, brother Richard of Ventura, CA, brother Dennis of Minneapolis, several nieces and nephews, and a host of friends and co-workers around the world. Celebration of Life services for Jim will be held Sunday, October 14th at 2:30pm at Glen Eyrie Castle, and Saturday, October 20th at 1pm at Fairhaven Church in Dayton, Ohio. The family wishes to thank the staff at the Rocky Mountain Cancer Center, and those at Pikes Peak Hospice for their competence and loving care for Jim during his illness. 


Joel Finne

Joel Finne died August 1, 2000.  No additional information is available.

Dennis Flavin

Dennis “Denny” Flavin, age 72, of Webster and formerly of Bloomington, Minn. passed away on February 11, 2013 at his home.  A Time of Gathering was held February 15, 2013 at Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home, Siren.  

Denny was born on September 2, 1940 to Lyle and Grace Flavin in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Denny had an older brother Thomas “Tom” who lived in Augusta, Georgia. When Denny’s folks divorced, the boys lived with their mother for a while and then later moved back with their dad and step-mother (Glennie). Denny lived with them until he was 19 years old and then was “born married” to Sharon Lee Harrington.  

As a couple they lived in Minneapolis, Minn. and Bloomington, Minn. Denny worked for the State of Minnesota Department of Transportation for 40 years. After retirement they moved to Webster. Denny drew up plans for a new home that they built on Viola Lake. Denny and Sharon liked to travel when his health permitted and enjoyed Florida. He enjoyed being on the lake fishing and snowmobiling and was never opposed to having friends over to party a little.  

Dennis is survived by his wife of 52 years, Sharon; sister-in-law, Mitzi Flavin, two nephews and a niece and their families.  He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Tom in 2008.  

Memorials are preferred to the Heart Association. Online condolences can be made

Paul Gooding

Paul Holm Gooding was Promoted to Glory on April 25, 2013 in Sun Lakes, Arizona. He was born on December 7, 1940 to parents Ove and Verna (Fundingsland) Gooding in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  He graduated from St. Louis Park High School in 1959, St. Olaf College in 1963, and the University of Minnesota Law School in 1966. 

In 1965, he married Nancy Aanes.  Paul worked for Minnesota Mutual in St. Paul for 31 years.  He retired as CFO, and head of the Investment Department.  He and Nancy retired to Bay Lake, Minnesota and Sun Lakes, Arizona.  He was a volunteer as a master gardener in Phoenix and he also was a volunteer math tutor at the Gila Reservation School for many years.  He served on the Advisory Boards for the St. Paul Salvation Army ARC and the Mesa, Arizona, Salvation Army.  For a number of years he was Chairman of the Phoenix Salvation Army ARC Advisory Board. 

Paul previously was a member of Eastern Lutheran Church in Eagan, Minnesota.  He was currently a member of Risen Savior Lutheran Church in Sun Lakes, Arizona where he served as Chairman of the Mission Committee.  

Paul is preceded in death by his parents, son, Michael, and father-in-law, Bjarne "Bud" Aanes.  He is survived by his wife, Nancy, and son, Matthew, of Sun Lakes, Arizona.  Survived by his sister, Jane (Michael) Gregory and their children, Jennifer (Ken) Fritz, Jill (David) Granbery, and Mark Gregory.  Jane and Michael's grandchildren, Gavin Granbery, Grace Granbery, Carson Fritz and Cameron Fritz.  Also survived by his sister-in-law, Ann Aanes Tellor (David L. Anderson) and her children, Amy Tellor, Jennifer Tellor, and Katie Tellor.  Ann's grandchildren Jade Hammann, Jordan Hammann and Reese Aune.  Survived by his aunt, Ruth (Roy) Tegeder.  Survived by his mother-in-law, Bonnie Clusiau and step-mother-in-law, Betty Aanes.  Survived by many cousins.  He also is survived by close, loving and supportive friends, Leonard and Karen Nordstrom, Susan Severson and Linda Bjerke.  

Services will be held at Wooddale Lutheran Church, 4003 Wooddale Ave. S., St. Louis Park, MN on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 (Law Day) at 11:00 a.m.  Burial will be at Acacia Cemetery, Mendota Heights, Minnesota.  The family requests donations be made to The Salvation Army, Chandler, Arizona or St. Olaf College Class of 1963 50th Reunion at 1520 St. Olaf Avenue, Northfield, MN 55057.  

Dennis Gosh

Dennis Gosh, age 73, of Kimball died on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at the St. Cloud Hospital.

Memorial Services will be held 2:00 pm Saturday, January 3, 2015 at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Kimball with Pastor Orval Wirkkala officiating.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

Dennis Myron Gosh was born on January 24, 1941 in Minneapolis to Chester and Rose (Piekarski) Gosh. In 1959, Denny graduated from St. Louis Park High School. Denny married Susan Marie Clabo in 1959. He then attended drafting school and worked as an apprentice for Ellerby Drafting Company.  Denny then began working for Purity Dairy in Northeast Minneapolis. He became part of the Polaris Snowmobile Racing Team and eventually bought and owned the Polaris Snowmobile Shop in Annandale.  Denny went on to own several other businesses including, Coates Bar in Coates, and the Commander Bar in Sauk Rapids. In his free time, Denny enjoyed snowmobiling, riding horseback, and motorcycles.  He also liked to race hydroplanes and cars. In his later years, Denny enjoyed the time he was able to spend with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Denny is survived by his children, Laura (Dave Thompson) Capes of St. Cloud, Suzette (Dave) McDougall of Red Wing, and Erek Gosh of Long Lake; 3 grandchildren, Jason, Stacy, and Kim; 5 great grandchildren, Tanner, Jack, Mitch, Mandy, Athena, Taijah, and J Dallas; 2 great great grandchildren, Liam and Ellie; brother, Robert (Donna) of Arizona; and other family members and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Esther Clausen.

Arrangements are entrusted to Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Kimball.  Visitation is 1-2 pm, Saturday, January 3, 2015 at Kimball Chapel.  Memorial Service will be held at 2 pm, Saturday January 3, 2015 at Dingmann Funeral Care, Kimball Chapel, 85 North Main Street, Kimball, Minnesota.

Nancy Gustafson Peterson

Charles Hollenbeck

Charles William Hollenbeck, Jr. (known to most St. Louis park classmates as “Bill,” to a few of us as “Charlie,” and to everyone else as “Chuck”) died on Tuesday, November 27 in Asheville, NC.

Two weeks ago, while walking his dog, McGillicuddy, Charlie lost his balance and fell, injuring his ankle.  Passersby noted that he had a “glazed over” countenance and his shoes were on the wrong feet. He was taken to the hospital, observed for a couple of days, and then was released with appointments for further evaluation as an out-patient. 

He expressed confidence in his condition, and told friends that he would still contribute mashed potatoes and gravy for the annual Thanksgiving dinner that had become a tradition among them.  

That first night at home alone, he fell again, hurt his hip, and was returned to the hospital by ambulance.  He seemed to have stabilized and felt better on Thanksgiving Day.  On Friday, he was more taciturn, not at all his usual talkative self.  Within 48 hours he  developed circulatory problems and was transferred to the Cardiology floor for further stabilization.  The following day his condition had deteriorated further, and he was transferred to the ICU because he was slipping into multisystem organ failure.  On November 26 he was placed on life support equipment while hospital staff conferred with his siblings and close friends, to whom he had made it clear he did not want to spend any of his life on such support. 

On Tuesday afternoon, with close friends present, his support equipment was removed, and within minutes his life was over. 

Friends in Asheville contacted Vern Strand, who relayed the news to Bob Humboldt, Steve Seagren and Doug Benson. “The five guys” and their wives had gathered annually since 1986, taking turns hosting in one another's home cities. Charlie wasn't going to attend the most recent one, last March at the Humboldt's winter home inFlorida, largely because his deteriorating eyesight made it difficult to navigate airports. But Vern somehow arranged his own flights so that he could meet Charlie and make sure he made it. As always, the gathering involved impassioned arguments about politics and lots of laughter.

Vern spoke for all of us in saying, “My life is just a little empty knowing that Charlie will not be around to test our patience any more.  His gruff and homey demeanor never hid his consistent and generous principles very well.  Who could possibly step forward to pester Bob Humboldt at future Fogey gatherings, now that our liberal caucus leader has succumbed?”

Bob added, “The thing that I will always remember about our gatherings was the way Charlie would courageously continue to play golf as his vision deteriorated..but with joy!  I would always try to make sure I knew where is shot went..and I really shared his joy when he hit a great shot. He was an example to all of us to have fun in life..and not take golf too seriously.”

Steve Seagren recalled a long conversation with Charlie: “We talked about old times in Chicago including when Doug, he and I thought we might share an apartment on the South Side, as they were starting divinity school at the University of Chicago and I medical school at Northwestern.  We agreed, in retrospect, that it was a bad idea. I remember his frequent chortles (think that word exactly describes them) during conversations with all of us. I remember his intelligence and deep commitment to the teaching profession and to his students."

Doug Benson reminisced, “Charlie and I met in 7th grade. He was my oldest friend, and though years of shared adventures (including living together in grad school) I came to know him about as well as one can know another person. He could be irascible,  but beneath the crusty exterior was a generous man who cared deeply about others, had a wonderfully quick wit and irreverent sense of humor, and was one of the most loyal friends a guy could have. We're all going to miss him terribly.”

David Hyster

David died last week.  No obituary or details are available as of December 28, 2012. 

Rick Ilstrup

Ilstrup, Richard Raymond (Rick) age 68, of Ft. Myers, FL (formerly of Eden Prairie), died Sunday, December 13, 2009 of brain cancer. Rick is survived by his wife, Judy; children, Margaret and Greg; 4 grandchildren; brother, Robert and sister, Joan. A celebration of his life will be held on January 20, 2010 at Colonial Country Club. Donations may be made to Hope Hospice of Ft. Myers

Barry Johnson

Barry graduated from the U of M and was employed by IBM where he retired in 1992. He was transferred from Minneapolis to Des Moines where he married and had 2 daughters. The marriage ended in divorce.  Barry was transferred to Denver where he married Amelia Buchanan, an attorney for the State of Colorado and the daughter of a former mayor of Denver. He died from complications of rheumatoid arthritis in 1997.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Steve. He was survived by his mother, two sisters, his wife, Amelia, and two daughters.  His Denver funeral was attended by former Park High classmates: Dan and Judy (Copeland) Doherty, Carole Clifford Lyons, Dick Olson and Bill & Merilyn (Bergren) Korstad.

Jerry Jones

Jerry died in February, 2012.  No obituary has been discovered.  Jerry’s health had been deteriorating for years; he suffered from peripheral artery disease, perforated leg arteries and neuropathy.  He also suffered depression, grieving the 2006 suicide death of his wife, Nancy, whose death he was charged and convicted of “assisting”.

Robert “Red” Kairies

Red Kairies age 68, of Mpls, passed away peacefully on Jan. 4, 2010. Manager of the Ice Center in Golden Valley for over 35 years. Preceded in death by wife, Carmen; brother, Richard "Rick"; and father, Lloyd. Survived by daughter, Wendy (Loren) Bregel; son, Robert "Scott" (Shelly) Kairies; grandchildren, Bridget and Elizabeth Bregel and Hayden Kairies; mother, Dee Kairies; and sisters, Sandra Hanscom and Diane Castellano. Private family memorial service to be held. Washburn-McReavy Strobeck Johnson 952-938-9020

Barbara Kalos Kronson

Kronson, Barbara Age 66, of St. Louis Park, passed away unexpectedly Nov. 29, 2008, one day before her 67th birthday. Barbara had a lifelong love of classical ballet and was a trained pianist. She also loved to bake, but mostly she loved her family. Barbara worshipped the time she spent with her grandchildren. Survived by daughter, Sari Kronson of Phoenix, AZ; son, Dr. Jeffrey Kronson (Jean) of Los Angeles, CA; grandchildren, Mia and Gabriel; sister, Sandra Rozman of Phoenix, AZ; nieces and nephew, Mindy Banko (Greg) of Mpls, Lori Rozman of Los Angeles, Todd Rozman (Zrinka) of Phoenix; aunt, Harriet Wishnick. Funeral service TUESDAY, 11:00 AM, HODROFF- EPSTEIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 126 E. Franklin Ave., Mpls. Memorials preferred to donor's choice. SHIVA: 3020 St. Albans Mill Road, Minnetonka, Community Room (Tues. & Wed. 7pm). Hodroff-Epstein 612-871-1234

Dennis Knox

Knox, Dennis A. age 68, of Brooklyn Park, passed away on June 3, 2009. Retired longtime employee of Honeywell. Active Member of the Teamsters Union. Member of Masons. He was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine; parents, Arthur & Irene; sister, Suzie. He will be deeply missed by his children, Penny (Don) Hon, Pam Knox, Dana (Tim) Moy, Chris (Steve) Fisher, Cathy McKeon (Jeff ), Kelly McKeon (Greg); 8 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren; siblings, Brian (Cheryl), Lucy Harland, Kevin (Margaret), Verg Knox (Tim); many nieces, nephews, relatives and good friends. Denny was a devoted husband and proud father who enjoyed some of his best times at the lake with his wife, Cathy. Visitation at church 1 hour before service. Memorial Service Saturday, June 6, 2009 at 12:00 noon with visitation 1 hr prior at Prince of Peace Lutheran, 8115 Hwy. 7, St. Louis Park (952-938-5400). Cremation Society of Minnesota Brooklyn Park 763-560-3100

Gayle Kriv

Age 73, of St. Louis Park, passed away peacefully December 13, 2014 from a long illness.  Born Jan. 28, 1941, raised in St. Louis Park and lived there most of her life. The family quickly became involved in showing dogs.  This became a very important part of Gayle’s life.  She, sister, and mother Shirley founded the Minnesota Boxer Club and formed the HarGayle Boxer Bloodline of Champions. 

Her other love was Charlemagne Fine Jewelry Store.  She was the manager there for over 36 years. She loved her job and her co-workers.  Gayle loved her family, her beloved boxer children, native art, Bob Dylan music, purple, turtles, her dear friends and books.  Gayle was a “one of a kind,” very loyal woman and will be missed by all who knew & loved her. 

Preceded in death by grandparents, aunts, uncles, & parents, Joseph & Shirley Kriv.  She leaves behind sister, Harriet (Charles) Fogarty; special cousins, Gertrude and Henry Goldstein; Special friends Pat, Susan, and Lester and a host of extended family & friends.  Memorials preferred to Boxer Rebound, P.O. Box 214, Ringwood, IL 60072, Animal Ark, or Jewish Federation.  Funeral service 12:30 pm Wednesday at ADATH YESHURUN CEMETERY CHAPEL, 56th & France Avenue South, Edina.

MaryLou Kuhn

Mary Lou Kuhn died March 12, 2002 at age 61 in Lakeville, Minnesota.

She battled kidney disease from a very young age and in the 1960s was the first recipient of a kidney transplant at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park.

In 1989 she served as Co-Chair of the National Kidney Foundation.

Her greatest joys in life were her family, children, grandchildren and flower gardening.

Mary Lou was preceded in death by her beloved mother, Lois Kuhn.

She was survived by husband, Thomas Siebold; son, Thomas Jr. (Kim); daughter, Emily Siebold (Mark); granddaughters, Marissa, Kayla, Haley; father, Frank Kuhn; brother, Frank Jr. (Mary) Kuhn; sister, Vicki (Ron) Kitzman; and many other relatives and friends.

Memorial Service was 1 PM, Saturday, March 16 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 8115 State Hwy. 7, and St. Louis Park. Cremation Society of MN Edina 952-924-4100

Jim Kumpula

Jim Kumpula died in October 1992 at age 51 in Auckland, New Zealand. 

He had suffered from a congenital heart condition, survived three heart attacks, and passed away from heart failure following the third heart attack.

Jim was well known for his outstanding athletic record at St. Louis Park High School in track and field.  After high school graduation in 1959, he attended University of Minnesota on a track and field scholarship and became a high school physical education teacher. 

He taught in Princeton, Minnesota before changing careers to work for General Mills.

Jim moved to Sydney, Australia in 1970, then to New Zealand, London, back to St. Louis Park, and ultimately back to Auckland, New Zealand.  While in New Zealand, he worked in the trucking industry.

He married Judith (Judy) Anne Lund in 1959 and they were divorced in 1971. 

Jim is survived by his wife, Usha Charis of Auckland, New Zealand; four children James Edward Kumpula, Jr. of Hudson, Wisconsin; JoEllen Kumpula of Hopkins, Minnesota; Charis Kumpula of Auckland, New Zealand; Colin Kumpula of Wellington, New Zealand; and four grandchildren.

He will be inducted into the St. Louis Park High School Hall of Fame on September 10, 2009.

Beverly Langseth

Beverly died July 24, 2011.  No obituary is available.

Larry Leventhal

Probably the most gentle and caring member of St. Louis Park’s Class of 59, Larry exercised his talents and intellect in the field of law, pursuing not wealth, fame and political power, but by helping others in need of help when confronted with complex legal and social issues.  He became a legendary Twin Cities attorney who devoted his career to defending American Indian activists and their causes.  Last night Larry died of pancreatic cancer.

"He became one of the foremost experts on Indian treaty rights in the country," said Bill Means of Rosebud, S.D., co-founder and board member of the American Indian Treaty Rights Council.

Back in 1974, Larry, teaching at St. Scholastica College in Duluth, instructed two Lac Courte Oreilles tribal members, Fred and Mike Tribble, about unresolved treaty rights claims in the ceded territories of Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. The Tribble's spear fished to challenge the State's authority, were arrested, convicted, appealed, and were eventually vindicated.–dec-22-larry-leventhal-attorney-tribes-and-political-dissidents-audio-bel

For more than 40 years, Larry traveled the country representing Indian tribes and activists in battles over water, land, fishing and hunting rights.  "He believed in the treaties, and thought the government should abide by them," said Clyde Bellecourt, one of the founders of the American Indian Movement (AIM).

One of Larry's last political acts before he became bedridden was to narrate a video last fall produced by folk singer Larry Long, in support of a campaign on behalf of Leonard Peltier, an AIM activist who has been imprisoned for more than 40 years for the 1975 murders of two FBI agents in South Dakota.  Larry believed Peltier was innocent. "It's time for there to be an effort to pardon Leonard Peltier," he said in the video.

Larry represented AIM in some of its most famous struggles. Bellecourt said that Larry was the first lawyer he called after AIM activists occupied Wounded Knee, S.D., site of an 1890 massacre, in 1973.

Larry was inside the encampment within days. During the standoff, the town was surrounded by FBI agents and federal marshals. At night, supporters would ferry in supplies in small planes. "We'd get a radio call that a plane was arriving," Leventhal recalled later. "We'd run out with flashlights and stand in a couple of lines to make a runway for the plane to land."

Larry joined attorneys William Kunstler, Mark Lane, Ken Tilsen and Doug Hall in representing Dennis Banks and Russell Means in a nine-month federal trial in St. Paul for their leadership role at Wounded Knee.

His primary job was to argue that the occupation was legally justified by an1868 treaty. U.S. District Judge Fred Nichols criticized Larry whenever he raised the treaty issue, Bellecourt said, "but toward the end of the trial, he was listening to Larry, and it started making sense to him." Nichols eventually threw out the charges, citing government misconduct.

After graduation at Park Hi, Larry attended the University of Minnesota, where he spun records at the college radio station, WMMR, and served as its news director. In 1968, just out of law school, he ran into Banks and Bellecourt, who were monitoring the courts, believing Indians were getting short shrift from the system.

"He incorporated every Indian organization we put together — the American Indian Health Board, the Native American Community Clinic, Little United Tribes housing project, Heart of the Earth Survival School in Minneapolis and the Little Red School House in St. Paul," Bellecourt said.

Over a 48-year legal career Larry's clients were frequently in the headlines. Among them were Charles Lone Eagle and John Boney, two Indian men who were picked up by Minneapolis police officers for intoxication, thrown in the trunk of a squad car and taken to Hennepin County Medical Center. Larry and an associate, Gary Bergquist, sued Minneapolis over their treatment, and a jury awarded the two men $100,000, plus legal fees.

Larry was one of the attorneys, including Kunstler and Dan Scott, who represented Qubilah Shabazz, daughter of black activist Malcolm X. She was charged in Minneapolis in 1995 with plotting the murder of the Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan. The indictment was eventually dismissed.

Kunstler was amazed at Larry's work ethic. "He works all the time," Kunstler once said. Indeed, Larry often slept in his office.

Senior U.S. District Judge Michael Davis, Minnesota's former chief federal judge, called Larry "one of the finest constitutional lawyers in this country.  "He was a zealous advocate for all his clients, respectful to the court and to the opposing counsel," Davis said. "What we need is 1,000 more Larry Leventhals."

Larry had a softer side. He served a member of the Blockheads, a Laurel and Hardy fan club that met monthly. "We show old-time comedy films, have dinner and clown around," Larry once recalled. "I get ripped about some of the cases I have going on. I am always being introduced as a prominent Minneapolis attorney. In unison, everybody yells, 'Who cares!' "

Boyish in his looks even as he aged, Larry had the look of a consummate innocent in the courtroom. "He disarms so many opponents," Vine Deloria Jr., an American Indian attorney and author, once said of Larry. "He comes across as the bumpkin. Then all of a sudden you're on the canvas, asking, 'Who was that masked man?’ "  In an interview 21 years ago, Deloria described Larry as one of the top five lawyers in the country on Indian treaty issues. And, Deloria said, "He's the only one who is white."

Larry is survived by his sister, Paula (Bob) Maisel of St. Louis Park, his significant other, Vicki Schraber, of Minneapolis and two grandsons. His daughter, attorney DeGalynn Wade Sanders, died of cancer in May 2016.

Larry's funeral is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at Temple Israel, 2324 Emerson Avenue South, Minneapolis.  Shiva will be at 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at Temple Israel.

Larry was feeling ill and had lost 20 pounds last August; nevertheless, he joined us in the joint celebrations of our 75th birthdays.  After seeing his doctor a week later, Larry was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

In early November Larry was receiving chemo therapy when he was hospitalized for dehydration and blood sugar abnormalities related to the pancreas cancer and chemo therapy treatments. After getting things under control Larry was transferred from the the hospital to a nursing facility.

Judy Lohse

Judy H. Wedin, age 71, of Minnetonka.  Survived by son, John (Karen) Wedin; granddaughters, Alyssa and Courtney; sister, Jonie Tomas and nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by parents, Ken and Maxine Lohse.  Mass of Christian Burial 11 AM Thursday at The Church of St. Hubert, 8201 Main Street, Chanhassen.  Visitation at church one hour before Mass on Thursday.  Interment at Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis by Gearty-Delmore 952-926-1615

Marilyn Lott

Marilyn Lott died (date unknown).

She was survived by her two children and husband Ehud Kalai.

Marilyn attended the University of Minnesota and the University of Strasbourg in France.  She previously lived in Israel, where she was the managing editor of Development Techniques Magazine.

Nancy Loven

Nancy Johnson, formerly of Staples, died at her home in Foley on Monday, May 10,2004.  Funeral services will be Thursday, May 13 at 2 pm at Faith Lutheran Church in Staples, with Reverend Stephen Svean officiating.  Interment will be at Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Staples.

Friends may visit on Wednesday, May 12 from 507 pm at Brenny Funeral Home in Staples, with a prayer service at 6:45 pm  Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to services on Thursday.

Nancy Ann Loven was born September 21, 1941 in Minneapolis to Marvin and Irene (Greene) Loven.  She grew up in the metro area and worked as an LPN after completing her education.  She was united in marriage to Sidney Johnson in December of 1961, in Minneapolis.

The family moved to Staples, where Sid taught at Staples Vo-Tech.  Nancy was a devoted mother and homemaker while her children were at home.  She enjoyed cooking, baking and gardening.  She was an active member of Faith Lutheran Chruch.  As her family grew up, she began working as a day care provider at Staples Vo-Tech.  Just before the accident that was to change her life, Nancy had achieved teacher cerification.  In 1990 Nancy sustained irreversible injuries in an auto accident and subsequently spent time in hospitals, rehap units, nursing homes and assisted care facilities.  Despite these challenges she continued to be a loving mother and a faithful Christian.

Nancy will be deeply missed by her children, Steven(Janice) Johnson of McMinnville, Oregon, Sheila (Greg) Gustafson of Harvey, Louisiana, Tresa Courchaine of Salem, Oregon and April (Dale) Leeb of Sauk Rapids, Minnesota; her siblings, Karen Engelking of Minneapolis and Thorm Loven of Springfield, Missouri and thirteen granchildren. 

Her parents and an infant son, Todd, preceded Nancy in death.

Lynn Mattis

Lynn J. Mattis, age 58, of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, died Monday, August 9 [1999] suddenly in a motorcycle accident in Walden, Colorado. 

Lynn graduated from Hardin-Simmons College in Abilene, Texas and married St. Louis Park classmate Rosemary Dietrich.  They were divorced.  He was Managing Director of Paul E Robey & Associates, and industrial tools company, and a life member of St. Anthony Gun Club. 

Lynn was a loving husband to Durene; supportive and caring dad to Catherine O’Neil, St. Paul, Mike (Chris) Mattis, Minnetonka, Kelly (Jeff) Beede, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Funny Bubba to Jessica Rossing, Tiffaney & Erica Beede, Josh & Katie Mattis, Loyal Son of Dorothy Mattis, Brooklyn Center, Wonderful big brother to Marilyn Kahn of Plymouth and Randy (Charlotte) Mattis of Plymouth  He will be missed by brothers and sisters-in-law and many friends.  He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur Mattis.  A Celebration of his life will be held at 3:00 pm Monday, August 16 at Zion Lutheran Chruch.

Chris Miethe

Chris Miethe, who changed his last name to McCloud, is deceased (date unknown).  His wife, Adrienne McCloud, predeceased him in 1980.  She was from Ireland and was a professional singer.  Chris never remarried.

Under the name Chris McCloud, he was a professional singer, and was working on a CD and a book at the time of his death.  He started a company “Cloudy Mountain Music Company” in 1978.  Chris was a lyricist and composer.  He had had over 50 of his songs published in Europe and many also in the United States under the “Cracker” label.

Chris was selected to serve as the European Director of the American Guild of Authors and Composers.

Kay Mickey

Fishman, Kathryn K. "Katie" age 65, of Cape Coral, FL, died Thursday, April 5, 2007 at the St. Cloud Hospital. Funeral services will be held at a later date in Cape Coral, Florida. Funeral arrangements were made by Benson Funeral Home, St. Cloud, MN. Katie Fishman was born January 8, 1942 in Illinois to Ralph and Carolyn (Beebe) Mickey. She married Herschel "Hersch" Fishman on March 20, 1993 in Minneapolis, MN. Katie was employed by American Express for 20 years, retiring in 2002. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Survivors include her husband, Hersch Fishman of Cape Coral, FL; sons, Scott (Rebecca) Thompson of Ft. Myers, FL; Mark (Kim) Thompson of Middleton, CT; sister, Judith (Craig) Infield of Estero, FL; step sisters, Marie Cassidy of California; Joan (Gayland) Howe of California; and six grandchildren, Rachel, Stevie Ray, Reid, Darian, Margaret and Chase Thompson. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Doug Miller

Douglas Glenn Miller, age 71, of Plymouth, died 6/4/12. Preceded in death by 2 brothers.  Survived by wife of 48 years, Barbara (Hatlestad); daughter, Terri (Eric) Peterson; niece and 2 nephews. Doug's sense of humor, wit and caring nature will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Atonement Lutheran Church, HealthEast Cyberknife or HealthEast Cancer Center. Memorial service on Saturday, June 16 at Atonement Lutheran Church, 1980 Silver Lake Road NW, New Brighton 55112 at 10 AM and visitation 1 hour prior. Celebration of his life with an ice cream social follows.

Kay Laurel Ohm-Fischer

Kay Laurel Fischer passed away on March 31, 2011 at Mesilla Valley Hospice in Las Cruces, New Mexico.  She was preceded in death by her mother, Eleanor Hamry.  She is survived by her loving, caring husband John Lindeman, her wonderful daughters, Julie Asplund (David) and Janie Acheson (Mike), Five grandchildren, Kayln and Bob Asplund, Michael, Billy and Alyssa Acheson.  Kay Laurel is also survived by her father, Lawrence Ohm and two sisters, Joanie Walden (Joe) and Phyllis Clemants (Maurice Anderson), special cousin Sharon Schatz (Herm) and 4 nieces and 1 nephew. We will always remember her with admiration for her intelligence, friendly personality, great sense of humor and many accomplishments.  The remarkable courage she showed as she faced her disease amazed us all.  She will be sadly missed by the many who loved her. Her life has been a gift.  A memorial gathering will be held on Saturday, April 16, 1:00 pm at Belden Bridge Center, located at 1214 East Madrid Street, Las Cruces.  In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to ACBL Unit 380. There will be a memorial service held in Minnesota at a later date.

Jerry Olson

Jerry was born in Fargo, North Dakota on January 22, 1942 and died at home in Cable, Wisconsin on April 28, 2014.  He is preceded in death by parents M.D. (Bud) and Irma Olson and by son, Bradley.  He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Sondra Millar Olson, children Stephen (Jana) Olson and Anne (Rich) Larson, and by grandchildren Sara and Katie Larson and Bennett and Ross Olson.  He is also survived by his stepmom, Verna Kapaun Olson and step brothers and sister, Ron (Pam) Kapaun, Greg (Diane) Kapaun, Sheri (Denny) Engstrom, and Bruce Kapaun and their families, plus extended family and many friends.  Jerry graduated from St. Louis Park High School in 1959 and the University of Minnesota in 1963.  He retired in 2002 after 30 years at General Electric both in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Phoenix, Arizona. 

Jerry and Sandy found their little slice of heaven in Cable where Jerry quickly became friends with everyone in town.  He loved to fish, read, travel, cook and do crosswords. He was known by many names, but his favorites were Ole da Norske, Big Jer, Tough Guy Marshmallow, and Grumpa. 

A memorial service will be held Friday, May 16 at 12 pm at Lakewood Cemetery Memorial Chapel, 3600 Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis.  Memorials can be sent to the Cable Natural History Museum, 13470 Cty Rd M, Cable, WI 54821 or donor's choice.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Anderson-Nathan-Koerpel Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Hayward, Wisconsin.  Online condolences may be shared at

Paula Penniman

Paula Penniman died January 10, 1994.  No additional information is available.

Don Peterson

Don passed away at the age of 76 in Ft. Myers, Florida on April 17, 2017 after a short, hard fight with cancer.  Don was a wonderful, sweet man who will be terribly missed.  He graduated from St. Louis Park High School in 1959 and the University of Minnesota in 1962.  Over the course of his life he worked for General Mills, EcoLab and IBM Corporation.  He loved to spend time with his family and dogs, going on his boat and playing tennis. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Linda (Bolduc) Peterson, his children, Donald W. III, Steve and Anne, his six grandchildren and one great grandchild.  A private Celebration of Life is pending.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any donations be made to The Animal Humane Society in his honor.

Paula Penniman

Paula Penniman died January 10, 1994.  No additional information is available.

Steve Quade

On Sunday Steve was doing what he usually did… caring for the land he loved.  It’s spring and time to trim trees, pick up branches and brush and haul the stuff away.  That’s when his heart gave way. 

Steve literally died with his boots on; that’s the way he wanted to end his life… living a life enmeshed with the lakes and woodlands of Northern Minnesota.  That’s what he told me whenever we discussed our old-age infirmities.  That’s what he told me when he called a month ago and thanked Carole & me for the Arizona grapefruit that his special UPS driver, Bob Waataja, had delivered to him after Bob and his wife, Donna, left our Arizona home.  That’s what he told me when I gave him hell for being on top of a 25’ ladder trimming a tree:  “You’re 76, what are you trying to do, kill yourself?”  

Steve’s reply: “It was safe; the ladder was strong, supported soundly.  I tied it to the tree.”   That’s when I told him, “I’m not talking about the damn ladder, I’m talking about your body up on the ladder… it’s not tied to the tree!”  In case you didn’t know it, Steve suffered from diabetes and for the last year: congestive heart failure.

Steve’s loves were Cheryl, her children and grandchildren.  His loves also included fishing, hunting and doing all the things there were to do while living a simple life in the woods of Crosslake, north of Brainerd.  That’s where he could always be found when not enjoying his life in Golden Valley with Cheryl, Minneapolis friends and St. Louis Park classmates.

Steve’s presence will be missed at our monthly SLP59 Park Tavern lunches.  He was a regular.  We’ll miss his warm smiles, his laughter, his earnestness, his stories, his charm.  Yes, Steve was a strong man of the woods; but more than that he was a gentle man who loved and nourished his family and friends.  Steve especially loved his Park Hi classmates; he helped plan every one of our SLP59 reunions. 

On Friday and Saturday we will bid farewell to Steve and share our feelings with Cheryl and friends.  Steve’s funeral will be held on Saturday, May 20th at 2 PM.  Visitation will be held from 5-8 PM on Friday and one hour prior to his funeral at Glen Haven Memorial Garden, 5125 West Broadway Avenue, Crystal, Minnesota.

Ronald Rose

Rose, Ronald Langer age 64, of Encino, CA, formerly of Mpls, died peacefully on 12/17/05. Preceded in death by parents, Jack & Toby Rose. Survived by sister, Elaine Rose of Sherman Oaks, CA and aunts, uncles, and many cousins throughout the country. Services held 12/20.

Bruce Royce

Bruce lived in Golden Valley and passed away February 15, 2017.  He was a U.S. Army Veteran, an Eagle Scout, and a good salesman with a great sense of humor. 

Preceded in death by parents, Arnold and Eleanor Royce.  Survived by Phyllis, his wife of 34 years, and children: Mindy, Ronald, Stacey and Heather; siblings: Michael (Laurie Pohlman), Rosie Geller (Loren); five grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Graveside service is 10:45 am, Friday, February 17, 2016 at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, 7601 34th Avenue South, Minneapolis.  Memorials preferred to the DAV.  The family will attend 6:15 pm services on Saturday at Adath Jeshurun Congregation, 10500 Hillside Lane West, Minnetonka.

Gerald Sachs

Sachs, Gerald K. age 71, of Hopkins, on April 18, 2012. Survived by wife, Carol; daughters, Gay (Tom) Eastman and Joy (Dean) Rux; 3 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; many other relatives and friends. Private family services at a later Strobeck Johnson Chapel 1400 Mainstreet, Hopkins 952 938-9020.

Harold “Grant” Sandquist

Harold Sandquist died November 4, 1989.  No additional information is available.

Abbie Savran

URBANA – Abetta L. Helman, 65, of Urbana passed away at 2:04 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007, at her winter home in Surprise, Arizona.  Mrs. Helman was born on Nov. 22, 1941, in Bismarck, N.D., the daughter of Gordon and Sarah Savran. She married Sandy I. Helman, in Minneapolis, on Nov. 1, 1964; he survives.

She is also survived by her son, David N. Helman of Coralville, Iowa; her daughter, Deborah L. Helman of Madison, Wis.; her brother, William Savran of Minneapolis; her sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Myra and Samuel Schwartz of Chevy Chase, Md.; and many loving nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father and mother and her beloved brother, Arthur Savran.

Mrs. Helman filled the lives of her family and friends with love, laughter and joy. She embraced her role as both a mother and a wife and devoted her life to creating a special and loving family. She deeply loved family and friends and brought them all together. She taught them about kindness, compassion and generosity. She loved life and took special interest in attending events at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, loved walking with friends and family at Meadowbrook Park, and she loved her golden retrievers dearly. She was also active in the Jewish community at Sinai Temple. Mrs. Helman was a very special woman and she will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

Alan Segal

Alan Segal died November 28, 1999.  He was survived by his wife Sharon and five children and ? grandchildren.

Alan was a criminal attorney and a former Assistant County Attorney.

Rosalyn Sigal

Rosalyn Sigal died March 31, 2008.  She was preceded in death by her husband Bernard Ostrow and daughters Marcee (Samuel) Chmait and Mindy (Joseph) Ostrow-Price; grandchildren, Sara Price and Ryan Chmait; sister, Marlene Cooper-Williams; mother-in-law, Mary Ostrow.

Funeral service was Thursday at 11 a.m. at Hodroff-Epstein Memorial Chapel, 126 E Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis. Memorials are preferred to L'Chaim Senior Services Fund, c/o Jewish Family & Children's Services. Gathering of family and friends was immediately following burial at Menorah Plaza, 4925 Minnetonka Boulevard, St. Louis Park, with shiva at Menorah Plaza, Thursday 7 PM. Hodroff-Epstein 612-871-1234 Online guestbook at:

She lived in St. Louis Park and was an owner of Union Prescriptions of Hopkins.

Dede Smith

Dede Smith passed away on June 29, 2009.  When her obituary becomes available it will be posted.

Murry Smith

Murry Smith died July 20, 1966.  No additional information is available.

Diane Snowden

Diane H. (Snowden) Bergin, passed away on June 16, 2010, in Ft. Myers, Florida after a 2 year struggle with metastatic melanoma. Born and raised in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, Diane attended the University of Minnesota and subsequently joined Northwest Orient Airlines as a stewardess in 1961.

Diane met her husband, Steve Bergin, while vacationing in the Bahamas. They married in 1963, spending the next 47 years together.

Diane and her family moved to Barrington, Illinois in 1978 and remained there for the next 30 years. She worked for 24 great years at the Barrington Area Public Library where she made many dear and long lasting friendships.

Diane and Steve moved to Fort Myers, Forida in early 2008 to enjoy the warmer climate. She was diagnosed with metastatic melanoma early on and fought it valiantly for the next 2 years.

Diane is survived by her husband, Steve, two sons, Mike (Michelle) and Chris (Kirsten), her grandchildren, Lucas, Mia, Alex and Leza and her sisters, Joan Diessner of Park Rapids, Minnesota and Janet Johnson of Charlotte, North Carolina.

A memorial service and luncheon will be held on Saturday, August 28, 2010 from 11AM to 2PM at the Valley Lo Club, 2200 Tanglewood Drive, Glenview, Illinois.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to The Moffitt Cancer Center for Melanoma Research, 12902 Magnolia Drive (UTC-FOUND), Tampa, FL 33612. Friends may sign the guest book at

Ruth Ann Townsend

Ruth Ann Thorp age 67, of Edina, passed away from cancer 5/23/09. Survived by husband of 47 years, Jim; daughter, Heidi (Michael) Barcelow; son, Jeff (Mary Pat); granddaughter, Grace Ann Barcelow; brothers, Charles (Gretchen) Townsend and Joey Townsend; brothers-in-law, Ralph (Nancy) Thorp and Gary (Patti) Thorp; nieces and nephews. She was born in Minneapolis, graduated St. Louis Park High School 1959, and attended the University of Minnesota. A loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Love of life, passionate gardener, reader and volunteer Dumbo Chapter Children's Hospital and Mpls Junior League. She had a special bond with all children and exuberant love for her family and friends. Private interment Lakewood Cemetery. Memorial service Thursday, 1 PM, at Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church, 50th & Knox Ave S. Visitation Wed. 5-7 PM at: Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel 952-920-3996 West 50th St. & Hwy 100

Carol Van Skike

No obituary is available.

Gail Werner

After suffering with heart-related problems for several years, Gail Werner Hegdahl died June 18, 2013.  For more information contact classmate Karen Koelfgen Tucker at

James Wolff

Wolff, James E. age 67, of Burnsville and Barefoot Bay, FL, passed away on July 22, 2008. Born at home in Clara City, MN on January 19, 1941. Graduate of St. Louis Park High School, Mankato State College; member Phi Delta Theta. Jim's career was in electro-optical equipment, including Zeiss and Nikon. President of Wolco. He was an electronics enthusiast, and a history buff. A handshake, a grin, and a long conversation endeared Jim to friends as well as family. He will be sadly missed by son, Greg of Farmington, MN and daughter, Jacqueline (Jason) Grantz of Waconia, and their mother Karen L. Wolff; twin grandsons, Jared & Jadon Grantz. He is also survived by brother, Gerald (Jeannine) of Plymouth; sisters, Jean (Dr. Craig) Humphries of Plymouth, Connie (Dennis) Porras of Houston, TX, and Mary Kay (Ken) Hauer of Temecula, CA; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friend, Geraldine Crawford of Barefoot Bay, FL. Preceded in death by parents, Raymond & Dorothy Wolff, and brother, Robert. Visitation, Friday, July 25 from 5 to 8 PM at White Funeral Home, Apple Valley. Service Saturday, July 26 at 1 PM at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Burnsville. White Funeral Home Apple Valley 952-432-2001