Holocaust survivor Benno Black dies at age 96
Holocaust survivor and educator Benno Black died this week at age 96. An obituary published in the Star Tribune said Black, of St. Louis Park, died on Wednesday. Black was one of 10,000 children evacuated to Britain and other countries during the “Kindertransport,” an effort to save Jewish children from what became the Holocaust.
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Kinsley Parnell Thompson
Age 77 of St. Michael, passed away October 16th. Visitation will be held Thursday October 21st, from 4 until 7 PM, at the Peterson Chapel in St. Michael. Further visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church. Funeral services for Kinsley Thompson, will be held Friday October 22nd at 11 AM, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hanover. Burial will follow at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery in Hanover. Online condolences may be made at; www.thepetersonchapel.com.
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Annette Mary Dressen
Annette Mary Dressen, 70, passed away from heart failure on Sept. 28, 2021 in Minnetonka, Minn. Family memorial services will be held later this fall. Annette graduated from Pipestone High School and attended St. Cloud School of Nursing. She worked as a Registered Nurse in many Minneapolis area hospitals and clinics during her long career, including the University of Minnesota, Miller Hospital, Aeotek, BrightStarCare, Nicollet Health Services, Neuro-Surgical Associates and home healthcare for families.
Irene Overdahl, age 97, of New Prague, died Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at Mala Strana Rehabilitation and Assisted Living Center. Survivors include,. Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 13th at 4 PM at Freidens Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lansburgh. Visitation will take place at church...
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Obituary for Joshua H. Lindgren
Joshua Hull Lindgren, age 47, of Chaska, died unexpectedly on Thursday, September 30, 2021 in Chattanooga, TN. Memorial Service will be held on Monday, October 25, 11 a.m. at Westwood Community Church, 3121 Westwood Drive, Excelsior. The family will receive friends 10 to 11 a.m. also at the church. Josh...
Toy Rene (Smith) McGee
Toy Rene (Smith) McGee, age 66, from Maple Grove passed away on October 12, 2021. Toy is survived by her loving husband of 47 years, Larry; her children: Daniel (Heidi), Jeffrey (Angela), and Toy (Robert Hess); her eight grandchildren: Evelyn, Kaitlyn, Finnegan, Xavier, Otis, Jacob, Ethan, and Hannah; her siblings: Sherry Murdock, Stewart (Twilla) Smith, Thomas (Charlene) Valletta, and Edward (Christine) Valletta; her niece: Shanny (Steven) Snyder and nephew: Joe Smith.
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Roger L. Shellito
Roger L. Shellito, age 63 of Oak Park, MN. Died Saturday October 16th at Osseo Villa. Roger was born on September 8, 1958 in Robbinsdale, MN. The son of Sherman and Joyce Shellito. Roger worked for Wayne Pike Auction for many years he enjoyed being the "Ring man". He was...
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Olivia Soto Medina
Olivia Soto Medina, of Cambridge, passed away on Oct. 13, 2021, in Coon Rapids. She was 55 years old. Olivia was born in Chihuahua, Mexico to Galo Soto-Chacon and Manuela Medina Gutiérrez. She went to school in Camargo, Chihuahua. Upon graduation, she attended beauty school in Chihuahua City, Chihuahua. She married Eulogio Alvarado on June 8, 1990, in Camargo, Chihuahua and was a housewife.
Edward J. Klepperich
Edward J. Klepperich, age 78, of Webster, MN passed away on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Mankato. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Bernard Catholic Church (210 Church St E) in Cologne with Father Abraham George as Celebrant of the Mass. Visitation held 1 hour prior to Mass. Interment in the church cemetery.
LeRoy W. Schmig
LeRoy W. Schmig age 80 of Norwood Young America passed away on Thursday October 14, 2021 at the Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia. Memorial Service held on Friday October 22. 2021 at 11 A.M. at the Evangelical Free Church (509 Jefferson Ave. S.W.) in Watertown with Rev. Greg Loomis as officiant; Gathering of family and friends one hour prior to the service at church on Friday.
Minneapolis Star Tribune
James Edward Coughlin
Coughlin, James Edward passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 13, in Inver Grove Heights, MN. Jim is survived by his wife Lorna McLeod, his two sons, Kevin (Jodi) Coughlin of Excelsior and Kyle Coughlin of Chicago, and his Grandson Aidan Coughlin (Kevin); sister Barbara, cousins, and many friends. Jim grew up in Duluth, MN and graduated from the University of Minnesota-Duluth in 1956. After spending two years in the Army after graduation, Jim became a sportswriter for the Duluth Herald & News-Tribune. He later worked for the UMD News Service and became the school's first Director of Alumni Relations. In addition, he was the tournament coordinator for the 1968 Frozen Four in Duluth. Jim and family moved to Golden Valley in 1973 and he worked for United Way, KTCA Channel 2 and Children's Home Society, raising funds for non-profits. He continued his connection with collegiate sports by serving on the statistical crews at U of M football, basketball, and hockey sporting events for some 40+ years. Jim became an author later in life, penning "Squaw Valley Gold" a history of the 1960 USA Olympic Hockey Gold Medal winning team through the stories and recollections of those who played and witnessed the event 20 years before the Miracle on Ice in 1980. He was a loving father, proud grandfather and loyal friend.
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Robert M. Ronyak
Ronyak, Robert M. Robert Ronyak, 79 year old resident of Minneapolis, MN, passed away on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at the Minneapolis VA Hospital. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at 12:10 P.M., at The Church of All Saints, 435 4th Street NE, Minneapolis, MN, with visitation starting at 11:00 A.M. at the church. Caring for Robert and his family is the Shelley Funeral Chapel of Little Falls, MN. Bob is survived by his brothers, Bernard and Raymond; sisters, Rosemary Pyka, Virginia Krawczyn-ski, Mary Ann Lindsay, and Deborah Ronyak; 17 nieces and nephews, 23 great-nieces and nephews, and 5 great-great nieces and nephews. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Benedict and Mary Ronyak; brother, Roman; sister, Rita and nephews, Eugene and Jude.
Jerome P. “Jerry” Borrell
Jerome P. “Jerry” Borrell, age 61, of South Haven, Minnesota, formerly of Waverly, Minnesota, passed away Thursday, October 14, 2021. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, October 22, 2021 at the Church of St. Mary in Waverly. Gathering of family and friends will be held in the St. Mary’s Parish Center on Thursday evening, October 21, 2021 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. and will continue on Friday, October 22, 2021 from 9:00 to 10:45 A.M. prior to mass. Inurnment will be at the church cemetery following mass. Arrangements are with Iten Funeral Home.
Elaine M. Pijahn
Elaine M. Pijahn, age 94, of Norwood Young America, Minnesota, passed away Sunday, October 17, 2021, at Haven Homes in Maple Plain, Minnesota. Memorial Service will be held Saturday, October 23, 2021, 11:00 A.M. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Norwood Young America, Minnesota with interment following at the St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in Norwood Young America, Minnesota. Gathering of Family & Friends will be held Saturday, October 23, 2021, 10:00-11:00 A.M., one hour prior to service at the church. Memorials preferred to Minnesota State Services for the Blind 2200 University Avenue West, St. Paul, Minnesota 55114 -1840. Arrangements are with the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel in Norwood Young America.
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Minneapolis Star Tribune
Jeanne Lotterman Levin
Levin, Jeanne Lotterman age 92, of Edina, died from Alzheimer's & a broken heart on Saturday, October 16, 2021. Jeanne couldn't live without the love of her life, Albert, who preceded her in death by 2 weeks. She is also preceded by parents Rachel and Maurice Lotterman; son-in-law Alan Shapiro; sister and brother-in-law Sylvia (Arnold) Goldman; baby brother Sherwin; baby sister; parents-in-law Rae and Abraham I. Levin; & sister-in-law & brother-in-law Millicent (Robert) Sukman. She is survived by children, Steven (Mimi) Levin and Carol Shapiro; grandchildren, Scott (Michelle) Shapiro; Lauren Levin (fiancé Chelsea Cimilluca); Mark Shapiro; Andrew (Carly) Levin; and Stacy (Sarah) Shapiro; great-grandchildren Alexia, Adrian, Liv, Willow and Blake. Jeanne was an active member in the community. She was an original member of the Headstart Program providing comprehensive early childhood education for low-income children. She was a VP for both Mt Zion Temple Sisterhood and NCJW, and was on the Board of the Sholom Home Auxiliary. Jeanne always said that she chased Al until he caught her. Married for 71 years they loved movies, travel, shopping, world affairs and collecting contemporary art. Jeanne & Al always kept abreast of current trends and played monumental roles in their grandkid's lives. Many thanks to Jenny and the extraordinary staff at Breck Homes, Aurora Assisted Living Community and all the wonderful caregivers during the past few years. Funeral service Tuesday, October 19, at 1:00pm, TEMPLE ISRAEL, 2323 Fremont Avenue South, Minneapolis. SHIVA will take place at Oak Ridge Country Club upper parking lot at 5:00pm weather permitting. We ask that masks and Social Distancing guidelines are followed for the funeral service and Shiva. Service and Shiva also available on Zoom. Email [email protected] for link. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Alzheimer's Association, the Jeanne and Albert Levin Family Fund at JFCS or Temple Israel. Hodroff-Epstein 612-871-1234 hodroffepstein.com.
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Statement From City Of Hopkins Regarding Death Of George Floyd
'Here in Hopkins, we consider our rich diversity to be one of our greatest assets. We do not, and will not, tolerate racism of any kind.'
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Obituary: Stephan Muras
A teacher at Gatewood Elementary School in Hopkins for 40 years.
Active Member of Gethsemane Lutheran Passes Away at 76
A service for Mary Alice Weld was held Tuesday in Hopkins.
Alan 'Buzz' Bergerson Passes Away at 62
A memorial service was held Friday in Hopkins.
In Memoriam: A Jazz Pioneer and a VFW Leader
Some extraordinary people with ties to the west metro died recently. Read their obituaries, which ran on area Patch sites.
Mother of Five, PhD Student Dies at Age 51
Lisa Kay Litke was a Hopkins native.
Obituary: Marion S. Gold
The St. Louis Park resident died Monday at the age of 89.
Obituary: Marie Giese
She was a nurse for Bloomington Public Schools and for the Hennepin County Home School.
Obituary: Jerry Stiele
Stiele co-owned and operated Hopkins Auto Body for over 50 years.
(Obituary) Ilene Pearl (Bartz) Martineau
Martineau was a Hopkins resident for almost 50 years.
Obituary: LaVonne S. Nygren
The Hopkins High School graduate and her late husband, Carlton, co-owned Nygren’s Ladies Apparel with his parents.
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