In Memoriam

We would like to honor those classmates who have left us too early.  Remembering their time with us is very important so please help us identify each and every one.  Our memories of them will keep them in our hearts. 

Tom Dulebohn

Deceased Date: 2024-04-06
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Randy Joel Levin

Graduation year: 1970
Deceased Date: 2023-12-22
Randy Joel Levin

Levin, Randy Joel It is with great sadness that we said goodbye to our brother and uncle, Randy Joel Levin, who left us on December 22, 2023 at the age of 71, after a brief illness. Born 9/29/52 in Aberdeen, South Dakota to Lawrence (Lorry) and Dena Levin of Minneapolis, MN, (both deceased), brother to Marcie Yarnall (Jeff) and uncle to Jennifer Montrose (Maddox, 14 and Dylan, 12), all of Reno, NV. Randy grew up in Minneapolis, MN, attending St. Louis Park High School and the University of Minnesota. He spent the later part of his life in Plymouth, MN. Thanks to Mission Nursing Home for the care they gave him in the last years of his life. Randy's sweet disposition and sense of humor will be missed. Services will be private. If desired, please make contributions to the American Cancer Society.

Published on December 31, 2023
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Maggie Pistner (Bearmon)

Graduation year: 1970
Deceased Date: 2023-12-08
Maggie Bearmon Pistner

Pistner, Maggie Bearmon Passed 12/8/2023, on her birthday, as did Moses and Shakespeare; very fitting. Survived by husband, Paul; siblings Paul (Diana); Hilary; Janet (Dave); cherished nieces and nephews; Loren (Stephanie, Lennon), Ali (Ed); Scott (Serafina); Jackie (Kalvin) and countless loving relatives and friends. Service on Monday, 12/11 at 11am, Adath Synagogue, 10500 Hillside Ln W, Mntka, 55305. Or can be viewed at Adath Jeshurun Congregation Live stream. Shiva services M, T, and W at 7pm at Adath.

Published on December 11, 2023
Steve Waldman - January 5th, 2024
Dear SLP Class of 1970, Today our class lost a classmate who was a true shining light of the class of 1970. Maggie Bearmon passed away today. It was her birthday. She had been hospitalized for at least the last three weeks. For those of us lucky to know Maggie, our world got a little darker today. No smile to light up a room, no positive comment to push you forward, no big ear to listen to your problems and no one making sure that you were ok. She tried to see the good side of everyone. Maggie was a very good person. Rest in peace Maggie and thanks for being who you were.

Ute Yi (Boeckler)

Birth Date: 1950-09-23
Deceased Date: 2023-11-20
Ute Yi
September 23, 1950 ~ November 20, 2023 (age 73)

Ute Sophie Ingrid Elizabeth Yi, 73, was born September 23, 1950, and passed away on November 20, 2023. Ute was born to loving parents Ingrid and Wilhelm Boeckler in Witten, Germany. During her childhood, she and her parents moved to Winnipeg, Canada, and then to Minneapolis, Minnesota, US. She was an only child. She met her husband of 52 years, Wesley Yi, in Minneapolis at the store where she worked. He asked her out and she told him to return in a few weeks once she finished her schooling at Patricia Stevens in fashion merchandising. They talked on the phone during this time until the day finally came when he could take her out. Within months of dating, they were engaged on June 18, 1971, and then married on September 18, 1971. They went on to have 4 children, Jamison (Andrea), Randell (Nichole), Jordan (Katie), and Natalie (Travis) Sever. Ute, Wesley, and Jamison moved around a bit from Minnesota before finally settling in Illinois in December 1983 where Randy, Jordan, and Natalie were born. She spent a lot of time in the car, transporting her children to all their activities and friends through the years, it made her happy to do so. She was supportive and encouraging in every way, sweet, thoughtful, loving, and beautiful. Ute was always someone to go to for everything and anything. She was a proud and fiercely loving mother. Ute was an amazing grandmother to 9 grandchildren, Peter, Laura, Rachel, Ryan, Rebecca, Melissa, Hailey, Brynn, and Will. On May 31, 2019, Ute retired from being a teaching assistant working with special education students for 20 years at McCarty Elementary. She was compassionate and kind. She loved working with children and watching them grow and shine. She was a daughter of the sun, loving to be out in nature and appreciating its beauty, the sun shined brightly through her. She lived life with the most positive attitude and approached everything with energy and excitement. She loved babysitting her grandchildren, going for walks, trying new things, and planning trips. Ute took care of the whole family in any way she could and was amazing at it. Ute was a remarkable woman, wife, daughter, mother, grandmother, and friend. She will be incredibly missed. Services will be held at Dieterle Memorial Home 1120 S. Broadway in Montgomery on Monday December 4, 2023, from 3pm until time of service at 7pm. Placement into the columbarium is Tuesday December 5th at 10:30 am at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood,IL. For guestbook and directions visit


December 4, 2023
3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Dieterle Memorial Home
1120 South Broadway
Montgomery, IL 60538


Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery
20953 West Hoff Road
Elwood, IL 60421
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Kevin Dungan

Birth Date: 1952-02-12
Deceased Date: 2020-10-27

February 12, 1952 - October 27, 2020 (68) 
Here is Kevin Dungan’s obituary.  Please accept Echovita’s sincere condolences.

With heavy hearts, we announce the death of Kevin Dungan (Duluth, Minnesota), who passed away on October 27, 2020 at the age of 68. Family and friends are welcome to leave their condolences on this memorial page and share them with the family.

He was loved and cherished by many people including : his wife Karen; his children, Adam (Pam), Jane Plese (James) and Michael Utley (Cara); his grandchildren, Cooper, Emma, Caleb, Ruby, Joseph and Bentley; his brother Michael (Linda); and his pets, Ali and Lucy.

Glenn Mayeda - November 4th, 2020
Kevin had a happy-go-lucky, kind, hard working soul!!!!!
He had a great talent-working with his hands and mind.
Without him knowing--Kevin gave me direction early in my life by sharing  his interest and teaching me a few things with automotive repair.

Kevin aways promised his mother----he would buy her a pink Cadilac.
Later, Kevin bought a beat up-pink Cadilac for $40-but his mom thought it was so ugly--she would not let him park it in the driveway.

As an average teenage student----direction in life----was necessary, appreciated, but hard to find!!!!!!!!
I forgot to tell Kevin how much I appreciated the direction he had given me.

Later in life--Kevin became an Avid Reader to the point of being a Historian!!!!!!!!!

During the last five or six years--with cancer and mobility being a challenge----Kevin was Enviously-Brave while enjoying his family!!!!!!!!
Such Bravery displayed his Good-Spirited-Natured-Soul!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Heaven has one more Good-Natured--High-Spirted-Soul-Driving- a Shiny Pink Cadilac!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

glenn mayeda


David Haynes Skoro

Birth Date: 1952-07-20
Deceased Date: 2021-04-03
"Captain Dave," David Haynes Skoro, age 68, of Bayfield, WI, passed away Saturday, April 3rd, 2021 in Minneapolis, MN, due to a brief illness. Captain Dave was an iconic figure in Bayfield and the surrounding area for decades. His influence, humor, personable nature, and expertise touched literally hundreds of people spreading far beyond the local confines of Bayfield. Throughout his life Dave wore many caps of mastery from mechanical tinkering, photography, to printmaking and knowledge of typography, and graphics salesman, to his outstanding skill as a sailor and teacher of sailing, working at various sailing businesses including Sailor’s World in Wayzata MN. He’d reached the official pinnacle of his seamanship acquiring the USCG 100-Ton Master’s License. The Lake Superior waters became his home. After retirement, Dave was honored as Captain Emeritus at Superior Charters, Bayfield WI, where he had worked as Captain, and teacher for the last 25 years. Entrepreneurship was another skillset for Captain Dave, from a start-up printshop, an up-scale florist shop “Yantra,” a signage business, to several catering ventures which showcased his love of cooking. Captain Dave was also a licenced minister marrying many couples in many settings including Puerto Rico!

Community was everything to Captain Dave. People who knew Dave, remember him as helping whenever he could, never a bad word to others and giving his sage advice. Dave was a great storyteller and wanted the best for everyone. Dave helped people throughout the area including helping a Native American teen to receive his drivers training towards his drivers licence. A proud moment for that teen, reflecting the gratitude many of us have had for having known the big-heartedness of Captain Dave.

Sail on Captain Dave. 

Dave was born on July 20th 1952, attending St. Louis Park High School, graduating in the class of 1970.

Dave is preceded in death by parents Donald & Allie Skoro. Survived by brothers: Steve (Jean, passing in 2016), Martin (Roselyn), Peter (Dede), and Robert (Molly) — nieces and nephews, Robert (Ellen), Elizabeth, Stephanie, Thomas, Allie, John, and Chessa. Memorials may be sent to: The Bayfield Area Food Pantry (, P.O. Box 1530, Bayfield WI 54814.

Published in the Star Tribune on April 11, 2021
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John Little

Deceased Date: 2011-01-29
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Michael Sabes

Birth Date: 1952-10-13
Deceased Date: 2021-05-22
Michael Guy Sabes

Sabes, Michael Guy Born in Minneapolis on October 13, 1952 to Jack & Dolly Sabes. He died peacefully at Our Lady of Peace on the evening of May 22, 2021. We thank the wonderful caretakers and nurses for their loving care and compassion. Michael is survived by his sister, Jacqueline Sabes Ryan and her husband Richard Ryan; and Michael's very special close friend, Eileen Sabes. Michael was a "free spirit" who was loved by so many wonderful caring friends and family members. He is finally free, he is flying and he is happy. Services are private. Please make any donations to your favorite charity. Hodroff-Epstein 612-871-1234

Published on May 25, 2021

Bruce Siegfried - January 14th, 2024
I use to be his grade school homework buddy for bringing homework home when sickness struck. I was rarely sick, but he seemed like he was sick at least several times a month at a minimum. Still, I never got to know him even though I brought his homework home for him. I am not sure which grade school year it was at Cedar Manor. He lived by me too I think in the Westwood Hills area. That was a very long time ago! Sorry to see this.

Reid Wexler

Birth Date: 1952-03-20
Deceased Date: 2021-08-07
Obituary for Reid M. Wexler 

  Reid M. Wexler, age 69 of St. Louis Park, died August 7, 2021.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Harold and Shellie Wexler. Survived by his wife, Bonny; Matan (Yaffi), Dikla (Matt) and Sema (Avner); brothers, Michael (Rae Ann), Adam (Greta); sister, Jill (Neil) Singer; and many grandchildren. Graveside service 2:00 pm SUNDAY August 8th at UNITED HEBREW BROTHERHOOD CEMETERY, 2605 701/2 Street, Richfield. Funeral is also available on zoom. Email for link. Memorials are preferred to Congregation Bais Yisroel or Bais Yaakov High School. SHIVA, at the family home until Shabbos.  
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Bruce Raizes

Birth Date: 1952-06-03
Deceased Date: 2021-10-05
Bruce A. Raizes

Raizes, Bruce A. age 69 of St. Louis Park. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leon and Dorothy Raizes. Survived by aunt, Shirley Ann Cohen; cousins, Joel Cohen, Jan Cohen, Donald Brown and other relatives and friends. Graveside service 1:00 pm THURSDAY October 14th at the ADATH YESHURUN CEMETERY, 5605 France Ave. So., Edina. The graveside service will be available on zoom. Email for the link. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Temple Israel. Hodroff-Epstein 612-871-1234

Published on October 13, 2021 by Star Tribune


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Douglas Rodengen

Birth Date: 1952-07-03
Deceased Date: 2021-09-21
Douglas J. Rodengen

Rodengen, Douglas J. age 69 of Golden Valley passed away Sept. 21. Third generation proprietor of Fridley Heights Cyclery, Columbia Heights. Preceded in death by his mother, Florine (nee Tomte) Rodengen, father, Roger Rodengen and step-mother, Betty Rodengen. Survived by his beloved wife, Michele; sons, Tom (Carlye), Chris (Amy) and Jon (Laura); grandchildren, River and Julia; sister, Debbie (Norm) Arns; brothers-in-law, Kevin and Tim (Alex) McMillen; nieces, Mindy and Kayla Arns, Milica McMillen. We wish to thank the U of M Transplant team for their care. A private family service has been held. Memorials are preferred to the Children's Cancer Research Fund. Gearty-Delmore 763-553-1411

Published on October 3, 2021

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David Weisman

Birth Date: 1952-09-30
Deceased Date: 2021-12-28
David Charles Weisman

Weisman, David Charles age 69, passed peacefully Dec 28, 2021 from complications of COVID-19. His mother, Rivian Weisman gave birth to him Sept 30, 1952 while in an iron lung during the Polio epidemic. A kind, gentle, loving free-spirit, with an undying devotion to his daughter, Sarah, he will be remembered by his weekly "Shabbat Shalom, Love Always" texts and his everlasting love of chocolate malts. Preceded in death by his wife: Becky Weisman, and parents: Paul & Rivian Weisman, who we believe are welcoming him to a world free of any earthly hurts and pains. David is survived by his daughter: Sarah Weisman & fiancé, Tony Schmitz; sister: Parrel Weisman Caplan; brother: Billy Weisman, & partner, Robin Fisher; nieces and nephews: Chloe Caplan, Alyssa Caplan, Aly Weisman Gilboa, & husband, Dave; Charlie Weisman, & wife, Laura; and his loving cousins from the Hechter and Weisman families. A heartfelt thanks to Heidi and the team at Sholom; Isaac and the team at Rising Cedars, and to David's medical team at HCMC - all of whom were loving and devoted caregivers, treating David as if he were their own family. Memorial service 1:00 pm THURSDAY, January 6th in the main sanctuary at TEMPLE ISRAEL, 2323 Fremont Ave. S., Minneapolis (masks are required). Funeral service will also be available via zoom. Zoom Shiva 7pm Thursday. Email for the zoom link. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations made to some of the places and things that meant the most to David - the Sabes JCC or public radio KBEM-Jazz88! Lastly, when possible, look for acts of random grace and compassion where judgment might otherwise be met because everyone you meet is fighting their own internal battle. Love, Peace, Health & Happiness. Hodroff-Epstein 612-871-1234

Published on January 2, 2022


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Dawn Vergamini (Dougherty)

Deceased Date: 2022-02-24

Dawn Vergamini

Dawn Vergamini, 70, of Superior WI, went home to her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on February 24, 2022, with her family at her side, at Solvay Hospice House. She was born in Decorah, Iowa in 1952 to Robert and Fern Dougherty, grew up in St. Louis Park, MN, graduated from Concordia College of Moorhead in 1974, and completed Physical Therapy studies at the Mayo Clinic in 1976, practicing in various facilities until her retirement in 2000.

Dawn married Greg Vergamini shortly after completing Physical Therapy School, and they raised two daughters who remain their pride and joy. She was active in both worship and service in multiple roles at Bayside Baptist Church, of Superior, and loved her church family. Her other passions included her gardens, photography, cruising, and most of all, her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include her best friend and husband of 45 years, Greg Vergamini, daughters Lindi (Eric) Flemmen of Superior, Carli (Ross) Dudzik of Duluth, grandchildren Lilee Flemmen, Austin Flemmen, Sawyer Dudzik, sister Kay (David) Winek of Superior, and an extended family of in-laws, cousins, etc.
Funeral services will include visitation on Friday March 4 from 5-7 PM at Lenroot-Maetzold Funeral Home, in Superior, as well as 11 AM followed by a noon funeral service on Saturday March 5 at Bayside Baptist Church, New York Avenue and Belknap Street in Superior, officiated by Pastor Thomas Bush.

The family wishes to express special thanks to the Hospice Care team throughout Essentia Health System for their invaluable support and assistance in palliative care during Dawn’s illness, and to the many families and friends who faithfully lifted her up in prayer to the Throne of Grace.
The Lenroot-Maetzold Funeral Home, 1209 E. 5th Street, Superior is assisting the family with arrangements. To leave a condolence or sign the guestbook, please visit our website at

Published in the Duluth News Tribune on February 24, 2022 04:46 PM

Marsha Zeesman - April 23rd, 2022
I have fond memories of my friendship with Dawn, which was through Girl Scouts. I remember being on my first camping trip with her, and what a kind person she was--with that beautiful smile. 

Jaye Lujan (Kinser)

Deceased Date: 2008-04-18
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Gayle Jean Saathoff (Goble)

Birth Date: 1951-09-10
Deceased Date: 2021-10-19
   Gayle Jean Saathoff   

SEPTEMBER 10, 1951 – OCTOBER 19, 2021

Gayle Jean Saathoff, age 70, of New Hope, Minnesota passed away on Tuesday, October 19, 2021. Gayle was born September 10, 1951.

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Todd A Rose

Deceased Date: 2023-11-21
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Bruce L Richardson

Deceased Date: 2006-11-13
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Doug Cook

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Thomas Seubert

Birth Date: 1952-05-12
Deceased Date: 2022-06-15



Seubert, Thomas 70, passed away on June 15, 2022. Tom was born May 12, 1952, to Earl and Elaine Seubert in St. Louis Park, MN. He was a proud Eagle Scout who loved the outdoors, spending time with friends and going on many amazing trips as part of his father's photography work. After graduating from St. Louis Park High School in 1970, Tom worked as a Boundary Waters guide and bus driver in Colorado, before settling into his career as a printer. In 1979, he married Stephanie and had two children, Stephen and Amy. Through the years, Tom enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time at the cabin. In his retirement, he was a loyal employee at Deakyne's Hardware in Minnetonka. Tom is preceded in death by his father, Earl. He is survived by wife, Stephanie; mother, Elaine; sisters, Sharon Smith and Carol (Greg) Clark; children, Stephen and Amy (Eric) Dawson; grandchildren, Teddy, Louie and Willy; and many nieces and nephews. A celebration of life will be held August 7 from 1-4pm at the Gold Nugget in Minnetonka.

Published on June 26, 2022 Star Tribune

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Sara Lee Payne (Savitt)

Birth Date: 1952-06-23
Deceased Date: 2022-11-02
Sara Lee Payne
Sara passed away peacefully on November 2, 2022 in Sedona, AZ. She was born in Minneapolis, MN in 1952 and later relocated to AZ where she was married and raised two children : Melissa Ann Payne and William Jacob Payne.
She is survived by brothers Howard Savitt and Stephen Savitt, and sister Sue H Savitt, two children and three grandchildren. 
Sara was a talented writer/author and singer. She was a vocalist in several bands throughout her years, she also loved dance and had a very playful and affectionate nature. She authored the self-published book, “ Heart-Hugs; Your Pathway to Love!” She had a blog called “Sara Lee Says”. There she was able to express her message, to share what she was learning in what she referred to as “ The Earth School”. 
Her life of contrast and living with chronic pain gave her the curiosity and ambition to know and appreciate her truth ~ to heal, to love and accept herself. As a practitioner she was able to help countless others on their personal journey.
She became a licensed hypnotherapist and developed her gift for seeing and connecting to the inner wisdom of her clients. She created workshops and continued to teach and help others while maintaining the desire and dedication to healing herself first. “For one can only teach what they know”…
She was an incredibly loving mother, grandmother and friend. She will be missed by all who were blessed to have known her.
“When you change your mind, you change your world!” - Sara Lee Payne  6/23/52-11/2/22
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Pete Peterson

Deceased Date: 2021-09-15
Peter Allen 'Pete' Peterson




Peterson, Peter "Pete" Allen age 87, of St. Louis Park and Minneapolis, MN passed away September 15th. Retired language arts teacher and theatre director at SLP high school. Preceded in death by his wife Mary, his parents Peter and Nettie (Sather) Peterson of Brainerd and siblings, Gertie, Edna, Jim, Donald, Barb and Butch. Survived by sons Jon (Gretchen), Paul (Tawnja), Tim, and daughter Rebecca (Jay Morsching). Pete was very fond of his grandchildren: Cherise, Brian, Cole, Mary Laurel, Cody, BJ and Jessica. Pete requested no service, but gave one final homework "assignment" for family, friends, and former students: Take a long walk, go for a bike ride, play a little tennis, read a good book, watch a great play, see a significant film. And, for Pete's Sake, be kind, live long and prosper, and take care of the world's kids, for as H.D. Thoreau said, "Every child begins the world again." CULTIVATE JOY!!! Memorials preferred to St. Louis Park Dollars for Scholars: in memory of and dedicated to Pete Peterson's scholarship fund. For more details, see Cremation Society MN website.

Published on September 19, 2021

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Al Hartman

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Jerald James Portz

Deceased Date: 2020-05-09
Jerald James Portz

Portz, Jerald James Jerry passed away May 9, 2020 after a long and courageous battle with Lipo-Sarcoma. Jerry is survived by his loving wife, Nancy; sister, Judith (Jerry) Huls; niece, Jackie (David) Sarff; nephews, Jerod Huls and Justin (Cassie) Huls. Special friends, Josh, Karen, Makaela and Mason Malin, the family who added brightness to his life. A special thank you to the doctors and staff at the University of Minnesota who helped and supported him in his fight against cancer. A thank you to extended family and friends at Lord of Life Lutheran Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 7401 Co. Rd. 101, Maple Grove, MN 55369. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Gearty-Delmore 763-553-1411

Published on May 10, 2020

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Stephen W. Rasmussen

Birth Date: 2023-11-21
Deceased Date: 2020-04-03
Rasmussen, Stephen W.

Age 67 of St. Louis Park MN.  Preceded in death by parents  John and Helen Schaffer Rasmussen and brother Neil Rasmussen.  Survived by children Maria (Ryan), Bernard, Joseph, Grace (Steve), Anthony, John, Therese, James, Helen & David;  grandchildren Alexis, Tyson, Luci, Evelyn, Charlotte & Teddy;  Brother Chris and sisters Ruth and Mary and numerous cousins and friends who we will always cherish.

We thank all of Steve’s caregivers who loved and cared for him so cheerfully.

Steve served in the Army for nearly four years, and worked over 33 years in the Post Office. He subsequently worked in a group home for four years.

He was a loving, charitable person who was very involved with the Mission of Mercy, which helped people in Haiti. He and his family and friends held an annual pig roast fundraiser for about 20 years to aid Haiti, as well as bring many good people together. Steve was very close to and supportive of Brother DePaul and his work with both Mission of Mercy and the House of Charity.

Steve was a faithful Catholic all his life, and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He will be dearly missed by so many.

Eternal rest grant onto him O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace, Amen.

Mass of Christian Burial for the family on Wednesday, April 8 at The Church of the Holy Family, 5900 W. Lake St., St. Louis Park.  Private interment at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis

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James Olson

Birth Date: 2023-11-21
Deceased Date: 2023-11-21
Olson, Jim W. Age 67, formerly of St. Louis Park, went home to rejoin his beloved family, friends and pets who passed before him. Jim handled his battle with cancer with hope, grace and courage. During his too brief time here, he made many friends and influenced countless others with his unique outlook on life. He is survived by parents Chuck and Peg, brothers Charles (Liz), Scott, Brennan, Todd, Luke (Karah), sister Jill Heinbigner (Kurt) and special friend Laura Stolpe. Jim was greatly loved and will be sorely missed. His body was bequeathed to the University of Minnesota Anatomy Bequest Program for medical education. A celebration of his remarkable life will be held February 8 at The Park Tavern in St. Louis Park, 12 - 4:00.

Published on January 26, 2020
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William Olson

Deceased Date: 2012-10-15
William T. Olson

Olson, William T. of St. Louis Park, died October 15, 2012. Bill was born March 19, 1952 in Mpls to Donald and Elaine T. Olson. A 1971 graduate of St. Louis Park High School, he attended the University of Minnesota at Duluth and later received an Associates Degree in substance abuse counseling. Bill worked as a counselor and volunteer at Courage Center which helped him greatly following a stroke. Despite his disability, Bill continued to enjoy lifelong friendships and make new ones. Bill is survived by his mother, Elaine; sisters, Judy (Steve) Weiss and Donna Lee; as well as aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends who will greatly miss him. He was preceded in death by his father, Don. Funeral service 11 AM Friday, October 19 with visitation beginning at 10 AM at Peace Presbyterian Church, 7624 Cedar Lake Road, St. Louis Park. Interment Crystal Lake Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred. Edina Chapel 952-920-3996

Published on October 17, 2012

Glenn Mayeda - July 18th, 2022
Bill was always a Great-Natured-Soul with an Infectious Smile and Humble Attitude!!!!!!!!
I am sure Bill had several girlfriends because he was always Lucky to be surrounded by pretty ones!!!!!!!!!
Bill was always such a Nice-Person--to be around!!!!!!!!!
He also constantly-- quietly gave off-Supportive-Comforting-Calming-Therapeutic--Demeanor!!!!!!!!!!!
I feel Greatly-Honored and Humbled to know--Bill Olson!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It is Wonderful to know----A Comforting - Therapist is available in Heaven working for God!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Ida Tomasko (Matthews)

Deceased Date: 2013-01-06
Ida (Matthews) Tomasko

Tomasko, Ida (Matthews) Age 61, of St. Louis Park, passed away Jan. 6, 2013. Preceded in death by parents. Survived by children, Gregory, Shawn, Kelly, and Ashley (Eric); brother and two sisters; five grandchildren. Funeral service Mon, Jan 14, 2 PM, Church of the Epiphany, 4900 Nathan Ln, Plymouth 763-559- 3144. Visitation starts at 1 PM.

Published on January 13, 2013

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Sandra Lee Aldrich (Lesch)

Deceased Date: 2016-03-28

Aldridge, Sandra Lee Age 64, of Plymouth, MN, passed away March 28th, 2016. Preceded in death by parents, Lorraine and Donald Lesch. Sandy spent over two decades working for UFCW Local 653, retiring in 2012. She has since spent her time with family and friends, and caring for her granddaughter, Olivia. Memorial service is Saturday, April 2nd, 11 am with visitation starting at 10 am at David Lee Funeral Home, 1220 E. Wayzata Blvd in Wayzata. David Lee Funeral Home Wayzata 952-473-5577.


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Stuart Burstein

Deceased Date: 1998-09-20
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Froilan Araujo

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Marianne Kane (Kane)

Birth Date: 1952-02-08
Deceased Date: 2020-01-12
Marianne Kane

Kane, Marianne Age 67, of Plymouth, passed away peacefully on January 12, 2020. Preceded in death by parents, Joseph and Estelle Kane. Survived by brother, Bruce (Sue) Kane; sister, Abbie Kane; nephews, Matthew (fiancé, Jessica Usem) Kane, Michael Kane, Steven (Libby) Kane and their son Theodore; and special friend, Mark Kiperstin. A very special thank you to Marianne's wonderful caregivers, Karen Kasuba and Tarresa Kollie. Funeral service 10:00 am on WEDNESDAY, January 15th at ADATH JESHURUN CONGREGATION, 10500 W. Hillside Lane, Minnetonka. Memorials preferred to The American Cancer Society or donor's favorite charity. SHIVA 7:00 pm on Wed. at Adath Jeshurun Congregation. Hodroff- Epstein 612-871-1234

Published on January 14, 2020

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Rita Remington (Anderson)

Birth Date: 1952-02-03
Deceased Date: 2012-03-02
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Victoria Lord (Roth)

Birth Date: 1952-01-19
Deceased Date: 2010-02-14
Victoria Ann (Roth) Lord, January 19, 1952 - February 14, 2010 who had resided for the past several years at her parents' home in Okee, WI, died unexpectedly on February 14, 2010, in Bremerton, Washington. The cause of death was cardiac arrest after choking on food.

Vicki, age 58, had a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Minnesota. She loved reading, writing, listening to music and swimming in Lake Wisconsin.

She is preceded in death by her daughter Tori. She is survived by her immediate family members: her parents, Jim and Audrey Roth; her son Travis Lord (Jewell); her beloved grandchildren Kayli, Jacob, Ashen and Melinda; her siblings Jennifer; Cynthia (Anita); James, Jr. (Lou Ann); John (Shelly); and six nieces and nephews.

The Roth family would like to express deep appreciation to the ICU medical personnel at Harrison Hospital who cared for her, and to the staff and residents at St. Vincent de Paul in Bremerton, who cared about her.

In lieu of flowers, the Roth family suggests donations to St. Vincent de Paul Society, 1137 No. Callow Street, Bremerton, Washington, 98312.

A memorial service was held at Good Samaritan Care Center, 700 Clark Street in Lodi, WI, on Friday, February 19 at 2:00 PM.

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Daniel White

Birth Date: 1952-02-10
Deceased Date: 2016-04-17
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Linda Swaggert (Hanson)

Birth Date: 1952-06-30
Deceased Date: 2019-12-06
Linda Hanson Swaggert

It is with great sadness that the family of Linda Hanson Swaggert, beloved wife, sister, aunt, and friend, announce her passing on December 6th, 2019. Born in Minneapolis on June 30, 1952, Linda was preceded in death by her sister, Diane Hanson, father, Clifford Hanson, and mother, Helen Hanson. Linda graduated from St. Louis Park High School in 1970 and enjoyed a successful career at ADP. From her early 30’s onward, Linda faced serious medical challenges, yet she responded with purpose and vigor by developing deep medical knowledge, forming collaborative relationships with her medical teams, and approaching life with a zest and passion that defied her physical limitations. In 1990, she married the love of her life, Joel Swaggert, who became her selfless caregiver, truly fulfilling his marriage vows, “in sickness and in health.” Linda was devoted to her two canine companions, Bandit and Gracie, and loved spending time in nature, especially on the North Shore, Sanibel Island, and evenings on the porch with sunset walks around her neighborhood lake. She was a loving and caring sister and aunt, always interested in the lives and adventures of her extended family members, always inquiring about others, as well as a loyal friend. Her remarkable tenacity and life spirit will never be forgotten. Linda is survived by her husband Joel, brother Brad (Karen) Hanson, sister Julie (Russ) Magnuson, many brothers and sisters in law, and her adored nieces and nephews. Her family is deeply grateful for the decades of expert and compassionate care she received at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Memorials preferred to Helping Paws. Family gathering to be held in the spring of 2020 in a setting where Linda enjoyed nature.
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David Ketroser

Deceased Date: 2019-11-07
David Benjamin Ketroser, M.D., J.D.

Ketroser, M.D., J.D., David Benjamin 67 of Minneapolis, died due to complications of MS on November 7, 2019. Preceded in death by mother, Grace. He will be deeply missed by his wife and soulmate of seven years, Deidre; son Bryan (Nicole), grandson Matthew; sister Diane (Pat) Thurlow; brother Robert (Jane); sister Heidi Ketroser Massey; father Irwin; in-laws, cousins, nephews and nieces; and other family and friends including special angel, Reva Lear. David was born to Irwin and Grace Ketroser. He graduated from St. Louis Park School, attended Stanford and University of Minnesota Medical School where he earned his Medical Degree, specializing in neurology. He later earned his law degree at William Mitchell School of Law and was a licensed accessibility expert. Interment Sunday, November 10, 11:00 a.m. at Sunset Cemetery, 2250 St. Anthony Blvd, Minneapolis, 55418. Shiva at 7:00 p.m.; call for address. In lieu of flowers, memorials to MS Society of MN, Abbott NW Foundation or Bridge of Peace Syria. Sunset Kapala Glodek 612-789-3596

Published on November 10, 2019

Gary Wignes - November 15th, 2019
David and I were friendly, but not close friends.  We'd greet each other in the halls and when we were in the same class.  Share a laugh and be on our way. These are not uncommon traits in a class of eight hundred plus.  
The thing I recognized in high school was that David was already a gentleman.  A wonderful trait and certainly head of our time.   As you can see by his academic accomplishments David was likely the smartest guy in every room he was ever in.  Possibly his best quality was his graciousness in the way he battled MS.  At one of the Park Tavern annual get togethers I joked with David that I had heard he had a malpractice suite going with himself.  He laughed, but I suspect he'd already heard the joke. 
My best to wishes and deepest sympathies to Deidre and all of the family.

Carole Simon (Alch)

Birth Date: 1952-06-04
Deceased Date: 2019-10-06
Carole Jean Simon (Alch)

June 4, 1952 - October 6, 2019

In the presence of close friends and family, Carole Jean Simon, of Traverse City, transitioned to ancestorhood on Oct. 6, 2019 at 6:20 a.m. at the age of 67. Both daughters, Elizabeth (Lillie) Jean Wolff and Sarah Simon Wolff, were beside her at Munson Hospice House as she departed this plane. In her words, she had to "drop the body" after gracefully facing the course of a rare and incurable cancer. She was surrounded by family and friends throughout her final weeks, including her older siblings, Stephen Simon and Sharon Frank, and her dear friend and former husband, Glenn Wolff.

Carole approached her final years on her own terms, with style, wisdom and humor, similar to how she related to challenges and blessings alike throughout her life. She was illuminated by her quintessential warm energy and spirited personality right up to her final moments. Reflecting on her wisdom and perspective, longtime family friend, Dr. Terrie Taylor, remarked, "This is her finest act yet." Friend and mayor of Traverse City, Jim Carruthers, mentioned recently in passing that he was still receiving impassioned letters communicating her proposed civic improvements. Her zest for upholding sound ethics and community justice never waned. She was a loving and devoted mother and mentor to Elizabeth and Sarah, who feel she imparted wisdom beyond measure as she guided them along their respective life journeys. Both daughters identify with Carole's passions, personally and vocationally. They are embracing a connected afterglow of her loving presence.

Carole was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on June 4, 1952 to Florence Dansky and Melvin Simon. In her late teens she became enthralled in studying music and dance. She exhibited remarkable talent for both and was encouraged by her music teachers to continue pursuing singing and playing piano. She danced with the Nancy Hauser Dance Company, where she explored modern dance choreography and also studied at the University of Minnesota.

In Minneapolis in 1978 she met Glenn soon after he graduated from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. They moved to New York City in 1979, where Elizabeth was born, and in 1987 they relocated to Traverse City, where Sarah was born. Shortly thereafter Carole pursued a real estate license and cultivated a well-respected business in realty through Coldwell Banker and Real Estate One. She was known for her ethical business practices, impeccable attention to detail and passionate love of houses throughout her three-decade long career.

In 2013 Carole took up social dancing, reigniting her passion and love for dance. She was stunning to watch with her innate coordination, musicality, charm and charisma and her deep understanding of movement style. In addition to her talent for piano and dance, Carole was a gifted wordsmith and poet. Her family plans to publish a chapbook of her poems in the coming year.

Carole was an active and proud member of Temple Beth Shalom, where she found cultural connection and supportive community within the small but vibrant local Jewish population.

Carole was known for her wisdom and big picture understanding of what's important in life. She would often write down her poignant insights. "If you define yourself by your money, your spouse or partner, your house, your job, your title, or your looks, you are in trouble because all those things can or will go away. If you define yourself by the love in your heart, your compassion for others and yourself, your service to others, your joy in simple things, and your good sense of humor when facing adversity, then you are a champion and will survive it all," she wrote.
When asked about the dying process she remarked to her family, "We are all electrical energy, which, when we die, and in this case the dying person is me, the electrical energy continues. We don't know exactly where it goes, but it coagulates somehow into a magnetic field, like the movements of a really good modern dancer who's totally grounded and connected with the floor. We are all just iterations of stardust, here for a moment and then back again to where it all began. A completion of the loop."

Carole Jean will surely be missed. Her warm spirit and deep wisdom live on in those whose lives she touched. Her family would like to extend heartfelt gratitude to the nurses and staff at Munson Home Hospice and the Hospice House who helped care for her with the utmost respect and presence; as well as her dear friends Carol Miller and Nancy Gallagher who were loving and devoted members of her caretaking team through her final days.

In lieu of flowers, the family recommends memorial contributions to one of the following organizations selected by Carole.

Title Track - A vibrant new Traverse City-based non-profit whose mission is to engage creative practice to build resilient social-ecological systems that support clean water, racial equity and youth empowerment. Donations can be made at

Munson Hospice House - A beautiful eight-bedroom home nestled in a quiet, wooded area near Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. The house is designed to meet the needs of patients, with the intention of keeping family members connected to one another physically, emotionally and spiritually. Donations provide much needed end-of-life care to patients who cannot pay for their care. If you would like to give a gift to Munson Hospice, please contact the Munson Healthcare Foundations at 231-935-6482.

Company Dance Traverse - The performance company of Dance Arts Academy where the "Carole Simon Memorial Scholarship" will support young artists pursuing dance education as well as professional dance performance on a local scale. Donations can be mailed or delivered to Dance Arts Academy 1015 S. Garfield Ave. Traverse City, MI 49686.

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Published on November 3, 2019
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Donna Marie Vollmer (Mark)

Birth Date: 1952-04-08
Deceased Date: 2004-03-27
Donna Marie (Mark) Vollmer ...April 8, 1952 - March 27, 2004.......Class of 1970......Vollmer Donna M., age 51, of New Hope. Preceded in death by husband, Steven; parents, Carl & Dorothy Mark. Survived by daughter & son- in-law, Sherry & Rich Ruohonen; granddaughter, Hannah; sisters, Judy (Wally) Sanford, Kay (Bill) Peterson; brother, Greg Mark; and other family & friends. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial Wed., 10 AM at St. Raphael's Catholic Church, 7301 Bass Lake Road, Crystal. Visitation with the family Tuesday (TONIGHT), 4-7 PM at Kapala-Glodek-Malone Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 7800 Bass Lake Road, New Hope
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Michelle Elaine Schwartz (Leigh)

Birth Date: 1952-03-23
Deceased Date: 2000-03-05
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Jeff Norman

Birth Date: 2023-11-21
Deceased Date: 2019-08-24

Jeff attended the University of Colorado/Boulder and received his BFA in Visual Arts from Minneapolis College of Art and Design.  He received his MA from San Francisco State University (Creative Arts Interdisciplinary Program at the Center for Experimental and Interdisciplinary Arts).  

Jeff was an artist, and in his 50’s he returned to an early love of music and began writing, performing and recording his songs.  Jeff also did freelance graphic design and also designed museum exhibits.  He was married to Kathy Geritz and they have no children.  After moving to San Francisco in 1979, he bought a house in Oakland in 1984, where he lived until his death. 

Beginning in the late 1990s, his art projects were focused on his neighborhood and included books, temporary and permanent installations, a paper archive and a website (under construction) relating to the neighborhood, and community projects. (See his website His earlier art work included photo and text pieces and pastel drawings, which he exhibited widely.

Jeff died August 24, 2019 of complications from leukemia.
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Nancy Mack (Mattila)

Birth Date: 1952-03-01
Deceased Date: 2016-07-02
Funeral services for Nancy R. Mack, 65, of New London were held July 23 at the Jehovah Lutheran Church in St. Paul.

Nancy died on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at the Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar.

Nancy Rebecca Mattila was born March 1, 1952 at the then Swedish Hospital in Minneapolis, the daughter of Edward Mattila and Ardis Mattila. She graduated from St. Louis Park High School and attended St. Cloud State University. Before her retirement, she worked as a law office administator and a software sales representative. She was an expert gardener, a professional-level cook and a superb editor. She lived with her husband, John Mack, in New London until her death.

Survivors include her husband, John Mack; her sister Trudy Mattila; and her brother, Jeff Mattila.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Ardis.
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Elizabeth (Beth) Anderson (Hockensmith)

Birth Date: 1952-04-27
Deceased Date: 2008-05-15
Beth Anderson, age 56, of Nisswa, died Thursday, May 15, 2008 at Good Samaritan Society Bethany in Brainerd. Beth was born in Minneapolis on April 27, 1952 to Edward and Joyce (Johnson) Hockensmith. She is survived by many friends and family. She was preceded in death by her husband Tom. Memorial services will be 4 pm Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at the Good Samaritan Society Bethany Chapel. Arrangements are with Nelson-Doran Funeral Home and Crematory.
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Roy A. Palm

Deceased Date: 2023-11-21
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Gerald Lerdahl

Birth Date: 1952-08-05
Deceased Date: 2014-01-29
LERDAHL, Gerald Steven August 5, 1952 - January 29, 2014 Gerald Steven Lerdahl was born on August 5, 1952 in St. Louis Park, MN, the son of Audrey June Anne (nee Samland) and Gerald. J. Lerdahl.  A graduate of St. Louis Park High School, Jerry served in the US Army from 1970 to 1974.  He moved to Atlanta in 1987 after living in Tennessee.  Jerry has worked as a veterinary assistant at VCA Buckhead Animal Hospital (formerly Buckhead Animal Clinic) for twenty-two years.  He is survived by his aunt, Carol Albold, his cousins, Debra Lynn Stone, Penny Marie Reich and William Allen Jarvis, any his many loving friends and coworkers.  Memorial contributions can be made to Emory's Michael C. Carlos Museum's for their Egyptian Collection. Byars Funeral Home, Cumming GA.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Feb. 9, 2014
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Kay Marie Gasman (Houdek)

Birth Date: 1952-01-13
Deceased Date: 2013-10-14
Kay Marie Houdek, 61, of Laporte, MN, died Monday, October 14, 2013 at her home. 

A gathering of friends & family and potluck to celebrate Kay's life will take place at 5:00 pm Saturday, October 19, 2013 at the Frohn Town Hall near Bemidji, MN. The Cease Family Funeral Home of Bemidji assisted the family. 

Kay was born January 13, 1952 in Crystal, Minnesota, the daughter of Neon and Lorraine (Walz) Houdek. She was raised and educated in St. Louis Park, MN. 

She married Greg Gasman in Nov. 26, 1982 in Bemidji. 

She is survived by her husband – Greg Gasman; 2 sons - Dustin (Jessica) Gasman Shyler Gasman; father – Neon Houdek; sisters- Karen (James "Bo") McCarter, Bambi (Duane) Goodwin, Gale (Ken) Garin, Nancy Houdek; brother- Rod Houdek; numerous nieces nephews and cousins. 

She was preceded in death by her mother. 
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Patrick J. McIntosh

Deceased Date: 2015-10-11
Patrick J. McIntosh

McIntosh, Patrick J. Age 63, of St. Bonifacius, passed away Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015 from pancreatic cancer. He was preceded in death by father, Donald. He is survived by his loving wife, Patricia; mother, Gloria; sister, Mary (Dan); brother, Douglas (Polina); nephew, Leo; Patricia's family; aunt, Patty; many cousins and friends. He will be greatly missed. An open house to celebrate Patrick's life will be held Saturday, Oct. 24 from 1 - 4 PM at Island View Golf Course in Waconia. Casual dress: wear blue or plaid. Share some of his favorite snacks, stories and memories. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to American Cancer Society or Marie Steiner Kelting Hospice Home.

Published on October 18, 2015 Star Tribune
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Claudia (Dee Dee) Noren

Deceased Date: 2019-04-09
Claudia M. 'Dee Dee' Noren 

Noren, Claudia M. "Dee Dee" Age 67 of Champlin, passed away April 9, 2019 surrounded by family and friends. Preceded in death by parents, Lachlan M. and Shirley M. (nee Wilkinson) Noren; brother and sister-in-law, Randall J (Cheryl) Noren. Dee Dee was a bright light who looked at the world through rose-colored glasses. She was retired and a volunteer with Lutheran Social Services. Survived by daughter Jessica (Daniel) Sylvestre; grandson Vincent Noren-Sylvestre; siblings, Robert (Debra) Noren; Jude Savage; Nancy (Gary) Carpenter; and Pat (Lyle) Noren Enderson; uncle, Marlow O. Noren; friend, Cindy Olson; nieces, nephews, cousins and many other loving family and friends. Funeral service Friday April 26 at 6pm. Cremation Society of MN, 7835 Brooklyn Blvd, Brooklyn Park, MN 55445. Visitation an hour & a half before service. Memorials preferred to the family. Cremation Society of MN 763-560-3100.

Published on April 21, 2019
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Brett Lehmann

Birth Date: 1951-11-24
Deceased Date: 2014-05-27
Brett R. Zlonis-Lehmann

Zlonis-Lehmann, Brett R. 62, of Maple Grove, went to his final concert May 27, 2014. Music, travel, gardening and the love of his wife, Gerri, brought immense joy to his life. He will be missed by family, friends and his canine buddy, Grover. Thanks to North Memorial Hospice for their kind support. Melanoma has no bounds. Wear Sun Protection! Memorials preferred to the family. Visitation 1 hour prior to 3:00 PM Service, Thursday, June 5, 2014, at Northbrook Alliance Church, 6240 Aldrich Ave. N., Brooklyn Center 55430, 612.804.9232. Reception information following service.

Published on June 1, 2014

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Sally Haas

Deceased Date: 2011-07-06
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Stephanie Kirk

Birth Date: 1952-09-08
Deceased Date: 2018-04-26
Obituary for Stephanie Lynn Kasper

Stephanie Lynn Kasper, 65, a resident of Underwood, died Thursday, April 26, 2018.

She was born on September 8, 1952, to Edward and Barbara (Overmann) Kirk in Minneapolis, MN. Stephanie attended Ethel Baston Elementary School and graduated from St. Louis Park High School in 1970.

Stephanie had a successful dog grooming business in the Battle Lake area from 2006 through December 2017. Prior to that, she had been a bartender in Minneapolis for 30 years.

Travel was Stephanie’s passion. At home, she loved gardening, always anticipating her first home grown tomato. She loved reading and playing with her many pets.

Preceding her in death was her father, Edward L. Kirk; husband, Neil Kasper; grandparents, Lambert and Hazel Kirk, Albert and Mary Overmann; uncle, Ralph Kirk; aunts, Dorothy Lindstrom, Mary Mitchell, and Jean Schultz.

Survivors include her mother, Barbara Kirk; son, Eric Charles Blaisdell of Underwood; and significant other, Terry Bakken of Battle Lake; siblings, Theresa (Brian) Bennett of LaPorte, CO, Edward (Ann) Kirk of Deerwood, MN, Cynthia (Scott) Ulrich of Apple Valley, MN; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

In lieu of flowers please honor Stephanie with a donation to an animal charity of your choice.

Visitation: 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12, 2018, at Olson Funeral Home in Fergus Falls
Sharing of Memories: 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12, 2018, at Olson Funeral Home 
Arrangements are provided by the Olson Funeral Home in Fergus Falls.
Online condolences may be sent to

Janet Swanson/Bradfield - September 5th, 2020
Stef was my BFF for so many years. Lots of travel and lots of fun we had together. She will be missed by many.  â