In Memoriam

 We have learned the following have left us way too soon

Jay Ackerman

Ackerman, Jay age 57, passed away peacefully on August 2,2013 while living in Moorhead. He graduated from Robbinsdale High School in 1974 and attended University Minnesota- Mankato. Jay was a gentle quiet soul who showed kindness and respect to everyone he encountered. He was always a true gentleman right up to his last breath. He is survived by parents, Robert and Lois Ackerman of Brooklyn Park; siblings, Sue (Jeff) Bracker, Carol (Chuck) Bohanon, Edye Ackerman-Lee; nieces and nephews, Mike Bracker, Michelle (Brett) Medin, Heather Bohanon, Alysha Bohanon, Sam Bohanon, Tony Ackerman-Lee, Samantha Ackerman-Lee; great nephews, Cason and Landon Medin. Private family service will be held by First Memorial Funeral Chapel and private interment will take place in Fargo by Boulger Funeral Home.

Published on August 6, 2013

Rory Amsler
John C Baranauskas

Baranauskas, John C. age 60, of Plymouth. Survived by wife, Adrienne; son, Nick; sister, Mary Baranauskas; adopted son, Valerion Bradley; mother-in-law, Jeanne Ettinger; brother-in-law, David (Nita) Ettinger; niece, Lauren Ettinger. Preceded in death by parents, Francis and Maxine; father-in-law, Milton Ettinger. Funeral 11 AM Friday, with visitation 1 hour before, at Gearty-Delmore Plymouth Chapel, 15800 37th Ave. N. Memorials preferred to BIG 763-553-1411

Published on March 15, 2017

Cindy Jo Bix


We regret to say that Cindy Bix passed away on 10/24/1997 and was 40 at the time


Linnea Bloomdahl
Dave Budziak
Diane Chismar

Chismar Diane, K, age 46, born 9/3/56, left us suddenly on 7/17/03. Survived by son, Ben; granddaughter, Kiera; parents, Ray & Edna; lifetime companion, Tom Hesse who wanted nothing other than to grow old with Diane; sisters, Roberta (Dwight), Debbie (Wayne); brother, Ray Jr (Pam); her K 9 son Rocky; many nieces, nephews, great nieces & great nephews; aunts; uncles; and many dear friends. She was loved by ALL who knew her and will never be forgotten. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to the Chismar family. Memorial service 2pm Saturday, July 26, 2003 with visitation 2 hours prior to the service at: Washburn-McReavy Robbinsdale Chapel 4239 West Broadway 763-537-2333


Published on July 20, 2003

Robert Commers

Commers, Robert Joseph Age 54 of Brooklyn Park. Faithful servant, finest husband, father and friend. Strength and grace always. Welcomed in Heaven by daughters, Emily and Maria; mother, Rose and mother-in-law, Gail. Survived by wife, Claire Commers; daughter, Elizabeth (Collin) Engebretson; father, David (Janet) Commers and siblings, Cheryl, Tom, Phil, Ed, Lorraine, Susie, Peter, Paul and Billy; dear nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial 6:30 PM Wednesday at The Church of St. Vincent de Paul, 9100 93rd Ave. N., Brooklyn Park. Visitation Weds. at church from 4 PM to 6:15 PM. Private interment St. Vincent's Cemetery. Gearty-Delmore 763-537-4511


Published on November 14, 2010


Ron Curtin
Michael Eekhoff


Eekhoff, Michael age 57, died Feb. 27, 2013. Mike was born in Iowa and grew up in Minnesota. After serving in the Army, Mike pursued his education at Dunwoody College. He was a proud member of the IBEW 292 for 32 years. Above all, Mike cherished his family, friends, farm and books. His great sense of humor and sharp wit will be missed. We have lost our amazing father and husband who has always been the light that guides our family.


Published on April 14, 2013


Dave Faner
Jeff Finnamore
Steven Fries

Fries, Steven M. Loved by family and many friends. Age 60, of Andover, passed away on Dec. 8, 2016. He served as owner of Fries Trees, Inc. Preceded in death by parents, Theresa and Howard Fries. Survived by loving wife, Sue; brothers, Mark and Larry (Julie); sisters, Cindy (Bernie) and Andrea. Service Sunday, Dec. 18, 3:00 PM at Family of Christ Lutheran Church, 16345 Polk St. NE, Ham Lake, MN with lunch to follow. Visitation one hour prior to service at 2:00 PM. Memorials preferred. Steve donated his body to the U of MN for medical education and research.
Published on December 15, 2016

Tim Gabbert

Gabbert, Timothy Curtis of Elk River, Minnesota, left this life for his next adventure on Saturday, March 10, 2012. Born in Crystal, Minnesota, August 13, 1956, to Gene and Alene, Tim was an avid sportsman and reader of books, and adept at combining both activities simultaneously whether fishing at his lake cabin or sitting in his deer stand. He also loved to take long walks in the woods, watch his Minnesota Vikings and Twins, and place bets with his wife Janet on which Minnesota Wild player would score a goal. Mr. Gabbert maintained a beautiful lawn and was known for his extravagant "exterior Christmas illuminations." Tim leaves behind his wife of 24 years, Janet and their daughter Kamla. Tim is also survived by his children, Katie and Sean. He also leaves his father, Gene (Dar); aunt, Linda; brother, Dave (Diane); sister, Beth, and sister-in-law, Peggy; nephews and nieces, Mitch, Lindsay, Andrew, Abby, Trevor, Paul Phillip (Jenny), Nick, Mitch, and Caitlin; sister-in-law, Judy (Paul); brother- in-law, Bruce (Clancy); close friends, Tom, Patsy, and Anne Gilgenbach; several cousins and many friends. Tim was predeceased by his mother, Alene; brother, Steve, and father- in-law, Rudy. Services will be held Saturday, March 17 at 11:00 am with visitation one hour before the service at Central Lutheran Church, 1103 School Street, Elk River, MN. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the family.


Published on March 16, 2012


Mary Gridley
Susan Hawkins

Susan Lynn Moat (Hawkins), 54, of Waseca passed away Thursday, April 21, at home surrounded by loved ones, after a long and difficult battle with cancer.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 23, from 3 to 7 p.m. at McRaith Funeral Home & Crematory in Waseca, and will continue on Monday afternoon from 2 to 3 p.m., at Grace First Parish in Russell, MN, prior to funeral services.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 25th at 3:00 p.m. at Grace First Parish in Russell, MN, with Pastor Bruce Drackley, officiating. Internment will follow at Russell Cemetery. An informal gathering will then be held for family and friends at the Russell Town Hall.

Susan was born October 12, 1956, in Buffalo, MN. She graduated from Robbinsdale High School in 1974. On March 13, 1976, she married Les A. Moat and moved to Yokosuka, Japan, where he served in the U.S. Navy. After living in Japan for about a year, the couple moved back to the U.S. and started a family.

In addition to Minnesota and Japan, Susan also lived in Long Beach, CA, Burbank, SD, and Pekin IL, and traveled extensively throughout the United States. Susan had many occupations over her lifetime, with some of her favorites being a daycare provider, bank teller, and circulation manager for the Waseca County News.<br

Kevin Hermanson

Hermanson, Kevin S. "Duke" 59, died April 25, 2016, from complications of cancer surgery at North Memorial Hospital. He was born in Minneapolis on June 17, 1956 to Robert and Mary Jayne Hermanson. Kevin graduated from Robbinsdale High School in 1974. A Vietnam-era veteran, Kevin served in the US Army in Germany. After his honorable discharge in 1977, he attended the University of Minne-sota and Mankato State University. In 1981, he began a distinguished career with the federal government, serving in the personnel area for the US Air Force in South Dakota; National Park Service in Yellowstone, Glacier and Isle Royale national parks; USDA; Fish and Wildlife; and the USGS in Colorado. He retired in 2009 and moved back to Brooklyn Center, MN, where he enjoyed reading, photography, and spending time with his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Brett Hermanson. He is survived by his sister Rev. Linda (Rev. Loren) Schumacher of Cloquet, and brother Robb (Lucy Kragness) Hermanson of Duluth; nieces and nephews Amanda Schumacher, Matt Schumacher, Laura Jean (Darryl) Isles, and Erick (Mary) Hermanson and their children, Holly and Jack. A private memorial service was held at Crystal Lake Chapel in Minneapolis.

Mark Daniel Holte

Mark Daniel Holte, 62, of Duluth, died Friday, May 10, 2019 at St. Luke's Hospital. Mark was born on July 31, 1956 in Minneapolis to Daniel and Marian (Erickson) Holte. Mark graduated from Robbinsdale High School with Salutatorian Honors and graduated with Distinction from the University Of Minnesota Institute Of Technology with a degree in Chemical Engineering. Mark had worked for Dow Chemical Company for several years and most recently has been a landlord with rental properties in Duluth for the past 15 years. Mark enjoyed downhill skiing in Colorado; camping, hunting and fishing in Northern Minnesota and golfing. He attended Brunswick United Methodist Church in Minneapolis. He was preceded in death by an infant sister; his mother, Marian; maternal grandparents, Arthur and Elsa Erickson; paternal grandparents, Nels and Caroline Holte. Mark is survived by his father, Daniel Holte of Duluth and an uncle, John (Nancy) Holte of Duluth. Visitation 10 until the 11 a.m. Memorial service Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at Williams Lobermeier Boettcher Funeral Home. Burial in Oneota Cemetery.

Ellen Jacobs
Jody Jacobs


Jacobs, Jody F. Age 62 of Champlin passed away Feb. 25, 2019. Preceded in death by parents, Marvin and Natalie Jacobs; triplet sister, Ellen Jacobs. Survived by triplet sister, Renee Jacobs; brothers, Brian, Terry and Richard Jacobs. Funeral service 1:00pm, FRIDAY, UNITED HEBREW BROTHERHOOD CEMETERY CHAPEL, 2605 W. 70 1/2 Street, Richfield. Hodroff-Epstein 612-871-1234

Published on February 27, 2019


Dan Johnson
Denise Ketter

Ketter, Denise A. age 61 of Roseville. Preceded in death by father, George. Survived by mother, Joyce; brothers, Steven, Roger (Melissa), Joseph (April) and Terrance (Lynn); aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and many friends. Memorial Mass 11 AM Friday at The Church of St. Charles Borromeo, 2739 NE Stinson Blvd, Minneapolis. Visitation 1 hour prior to Mass at church. Memorials preferred to Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women. Gearty-Delmore 763-537-4511

Barbara Kisch

Kisch, Barbara J. age 56, of Corcoran. Survived by daughters, Erin Wilson and Lindsay (Shaun) Wilson; son, Nicholas Wilson; granddaughter, Olivia; brothers, Steve (Mary) Kisch and Rob Kisch; sisters, Susan (Dan) Osterhus, Cindy Shotwell, and Laurie (Chip) Adkins; and other relatives and friends. Memorial Service 12 noon Friday at Evans-Nordby Funeral Home, 34 2nd St. NE, Osseo, with visitation 1 hour prior to the service. Evans-Nordby 763-424-4000
Published on May 8, 2013

Tim Knight
Jim Lagermeier

Lagermeier, James M. age 55, of Bloomington, passed away Sept. 21, 2011. Survived by parents, Ray and Lorayne Lagermeier; sister, Nancy (Lenny) Kiskis; brothers, Bob (Pam), Bill (Sheila) and David (Molly); special aunt, Lorraine; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He will be deeply missed by all of us. Mass of Christian Burial Mon. 10:30 a.m. at the Church of St. Margaret Mary, Theo. Wirth Parkway at Golden Valley Rd., Golden Valley. Friends may call Sun. 5-7 p.m. with prayer service at 6 p.m. at Gearty-Delmore Robbinsdale Chapel, 39th Ave. N. and W. Broadway, Robbinsdale. Memorials are preferred to the Church of St. Margaret Mary or The Brain Injury Assoc. of Minnesota. Gearty-Delmore 763-537-4511
Published on September 23, 2011

Doug Leaver

Doug Leaver, 57, of Cedar Creek, Texas, went to be with the Lord on Friday, January 10, 2014.

Doug was born in Minneapolis, Minn., the son of the Lyle and Addie Leaver. He was an employee of the U.S. Postal Service for 37 years, starting in Minnesota and ending in Bastrop, Texas.

Doug was a man of integrity and love. "Life is good" and "It is what it is" were his signature sayings. Everyone Doug met was touched by his heart of gold and love for life.

He is survived by his wife, Gaye Jaco; daughters, Jennifer, Rebekah, and Gabby Leaver; bonus children, Shawneen Ricke and husband Todd, Jason Jaco, and Kelly Jaco Rogers and husband Justin; bonus grandchildren, Paige and Cade Ricke, Isaac and Colton Young, Julian Jaco, and Presley Rogers; sisters, Kathryn and Joan Leaver; brother, Ray Leaver and wife Shelley; and his mother, Addie Leaver.

The Celebration of Doug's Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 19 at Travis County East Metropolitan Park, 18706 Blake Manor Road Manor, TX 78653.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice Austin, 4107 Spicewood Springs Road, Suite 100, Austin, T

Scott McCarty

McCarty, Scott Patrick age 61, of Otsego, MN passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, June 23, 2017. He was born on May 22, 1956 to Ronald and Joyce McCarty in Minneapolis. On November 24, 1984 he married his wife Deborah (Weske) McCarty. Together they had two daughters, Cindy and Renee and a granddaughter Bella. Scott spent the majority of his career working as a pressman for the Star Tribune. He enjoyed cracking jokes, golfing, and most of all spending quality time with his granddaughter. Survivors include his wife: Deborah; his two daughters: Cindy McCarty of St. Michael and Renee McCarty of Kentucky; granddaughter Bella; sister Robin Mady of Kansas; brother and sister-in-law: Randy and Kathy McCarty of Grand Rapids; as well as many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Scott was preceded in death by his parents; his grandparents; father-in-law and mother-in-law: Paul and Joyce Weske; and brother-in-law: Robert Mady. A celebration of Scott's life will be held on Friday, June 30, 2017 from 4-7 PM at the McCarty's house. The Peterson Chapel, St. Michael/Albertville, MN assisted the family with arrangements. Condolences:
Published on June 29, 2017

Brad Mork

Bradley David Mork


Mork Bradley David Mork age 48 of Champlin. Survived by wife, Lisa; children, Dan and Tony; parents, David & Shirley; sister, Susan (Steve) Matson; brother, Douglas (Susan); many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A special thanks to the doctors, nurses and chaplins of North Memorial Trauma & Hospice staff for their wonderful care and compassion. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. Interment Glen Haven Memorial Gardens, Crystal. Funeral service 11am Wed. at Zion Lutheran Church, 1601 Fourth Ave S, Anoka, with visitation 1hr prior at church & also 5-8pm Tues. at: Washburn-McReavy Seman Chapel 1827 Coon Rapids Blvd 763-767-1000

Richard Nelson
Rebecca Nystrom

Rebecca (Nystrom) Mesa

Mesa (Nystrom), Rebecca age 58, of Crystal. Preceded in death by her parents, Rita Jean and Bill Nystrom. Survived by sisters and brother, Debbie (Mike) Brophy, Heidi (Mike) Pinnell, and Pat (Sandi) O'Malley; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Memorial service Sunday, 5/3/15 at 4 PM, with visitation one hour prior to service at: Glen Haven Chapel 763-533-8643 5125 W. Broadway, Crystal

Richard Oxendale

Oxendale Richard Allen, age 46, of Duluth, formerly of Brooklyn Park, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2002 in St. Mary's Medical Center. Memorial service Saturday, May 18, 2002 at 2:30 pm in the Cremation Society of Minnesota Chapel, Duluth. Gathering of friends will take place one hour prior to the service. Burial in Ft. Snelling National Cemetery, Monday, May 20, 2002 at 12:40 pm, Lane #5. Services entrusted to the Cremation Society of Minnesota, 218-624-5200
Published on May 16, 2002

Eric Reser
Jean Richey
Debra Rosen Berger
Debra Ann (Rosen) Berger Berger, Debra Ann (Rosen) of Robbinsdale passed away on Saturday, September 14, 2019 surrounded by family at the age of 63. Preceded in death by parents Leonard and Evelyn Rosen. She was an amazing mother, grandmother and friend to many. She loved helping others, working in her garden and spending time with family and friends. Survived by her children Melissa (Dan) Gilmore, Nicholas Berger, Michael (Svetlana) Berger and grandchildren Emily Berger and Griffin Gilmore. A celebration of Deb's life will be held at Crystal Community Center (4800 Douglas Drive, Crystal, MN 55429) on Friday, September 20, 2019 from 3-6pm. Published on September 19, 2019

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