In Memory

 

 

Ronald L Kortz RHS '66

Ronald L Kortz Age 67 of St. Paul. Robbinsdale H.S. graduate and Vietnam Vet, went home to be with the Lord on September 17, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer. Survived by children Andy and Christy (Matt), ex-wife Liz, sister Rita, other family members and many wonderful friends. He had a passion for music, was a voracious reader, enjoyed blessing others through his carpentry skills and had a great sense of humor. "Lazman" inspired others by his incredible strength and perseverance. A memorial visitation will be 5-8 pm Friday, September 30, 2016 at the VFW Post 7555, 1145 Woodhill Drive Roseville, MN. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to donate.oralcancer.org/event/ronald-kortz Published in Pioneer Press on September 25th 2016.

Robert H Falink RHS '39

Falink, Robert H. Age 96 of New Hope peacefully passed into the presence of Jesus on August 19. He will be deeply missed by his children Bruce (Sherie), Dianne (Dan) Johnson and Michele (Phil) Brown and his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his wife Lillian of 62 years. Robert was a friend to many and his smile and kindness encouraged all who knew him. Special thanks for North Ridge Assisted Living staff and HealthPartners Hospice. A celebration service will be held at New Hope Church, 4225 Gettysburg N. in New Hope on Friday, August 26 at 2 PM. Private burial was held at Glen Haven Memorial Garden. Memorials preferred to Alzheimer's Association of Minnesota.Washburn-McReavy.com Robbinsdale Chapel 763-537-2333 4239 West Broadway

Published on August 20, 2016

Daniel P Monson RHS '76

Monson, Daniel P. age 58, of Robbinsdale, MN, died 7/22/2016. Dan was the third of three boys of David & Marguerite Monson. Growing up in the Robbinsdale School District, he played baseball, rode his mini-bike, was involved in many school theater productions, and played trumpet through high school. While attending the University of MN, he was on the cheer squad, and became an active member of Kappa Sigma fraternity. He graduated with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. His decades-long career as a multi-award winning investigative reporter and television anchor took him from Minnesota to Colorado Springs, Las Vegas, and finally to Kansas City. Health concerns prompted his retirement from his promising career. He recently earned a Master's degree in Psychology, and planned to become a counselor in the coming months. Dan loved collecting antiques, working on his home in Robbinsdale, and riding his motorcycle. He was often seen riding around town with his dog snuggled inside his jacket, wearing matching goggles and helmet. He dearly loved his two boys, Tanner and Danny, spending time with family and friends, and being a friend to those less fortunate. His strong faith carried him through the rough patches in life, and he was confident about joining his Savior when it was time to move on. Dan is survived by brothers Jon (Mary) and Mike (Stacy), sons Tanner and Daniel, uncle David (Betty) Berg, nieces, nephews, cousins, his beloved dog Athena, and many, many friends. The family expresses their deepest gratitude to Dr. Amy Knopke-Mooney and the staff of the North Memorial 7S ICU unit for their wonderful care and professionalism. Please join Dan's family to celebrate his life Monday, August 1st at Gearty Delmore Plymouth Chapel, 15800 37th Ave N. @ Vicksburg Lane, visitation at 6 PM, service 7 PM and reception to follow. Gearty-Delmore 763-553-1411 gearty-delmore.com

Published on July 30, 2016

Janice Ann (Keoneke) Timm RHS '61

Age 72 formerly of Cambridge and Harris. Loving Mom, Grandma, Great-Grandma, Sister, Passed away peacefully on June 9, 2016.

Preceded in death by parents; brother, Tom Koeneke; sister, Marilynn Driste. Survived by children, Rick (Danna), Brian (Kat), Janelle; their father, Richard; grandchildren, Arian, Brandon, Kelsie, Macie, Evan; great-granddaughter, Ella; brother, Steven (Carrie) Koeneke; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Services will be held at a later date.

She grew up in Robbinsdale, MN; attended SACRED HEART CATHOLIC SCHOOL for her lower grades and graduated from RHS in 1961. Her spouse is RHS Alumni Richard Timm '61.

John Dewar RHS '60

John Dewar RHS 1960 passed away Feb. 26, 2016 after suffering with Lewy Body (Alzheimers/Parkinsons). He was married to Irene, his devoted wife, for 44 wonderful years. He leaves his wife, Irene, and 3 sons and their wives, and 6 grandchildren. He was greatly loved and is missed so much.

John Dewar was born to Robert and Olga Dewar on November 16, 1942, in Minneapolis, MN. After a long struggle with Alzheimer’s he passed away on February 26, 2016, marking the 44th anniversary of his marriage to Irene Borg Dewar.

He graduated from Robbinsdale High School in Minneapolis in 1960 and also attended Minnesota Bible College and the University of ­Minnesota.

John served in the army for two years in ­Germany from 1966 to 1968. He worked for the US Postal Service for 30 years; 26 in Canby. He fondly ­remembered many of those he ­delivered mail to on a daily basis. He served with the Canby post office food drive until 2014. He and his wife helped facilitate the resettlement of Vietnamese here in Canby from 1975-80, and have remained friends over the years. John went on several mission trips to ­Oaxaca and Baja Mexico. He volunteered at Emanuel Hospital for more than 3000 hours as a liaison between the nurses and families. In the late 1960’s he helped ­deliver Bibles behind the Iron Curtain in Poland and Russia. He ­enjoyed meeting and greeting people who were ­traveling through Canby from various places in the world, ­inviting them to dinner and making them feel at home. After ­retirement he worked as a travel consultant which ­enabled he and his wife to travel to many places around the world. He enjoyed planning events: fellowship dinners, fun game events, talent shows, and fundraisers. He was a real ­romantic and gave his wife many wonderful celebrations for ­anniversary and birthdays. He was actively involved at Bethany Church in Canby. Our loving husband, ­father, and brother will be missed greatly.

He is survived by his wife, Irene, and sons David (Paige), Jonathan (Kara), and Mark (Tara), 6 grand­children, and sisters, Karen and Sonja and families from Minnesota.

Memorial service: Saturday, March 12 at 1 PM at ­Bethany Church located at 450 S. Ivy St. in Canby,­ ­Oregon. Pastor Larry Parks will officiate the service. ­Memorial contributions can be made to ­Foundation for His Ministry (orphanage in Mexico), Gideons International (Bibles), and Thelma’s Place, Canby.

Elizabeth 'Liz' (Nesgoda) Brogle

Elizabeth "Liz" Nesgoda Brogle, age 54, of Pine River, passed away on September 19, 2015. She was born to Leon and Grace Nesgoda on July 7, 1961, in Duluth, MN. Liz married the love of her life, John Brogle, on June 1, 1991, and they had 24 happy years together. Liz is survived by her husband, John; mother, Grace Nesgoda; brothers: Mike Nesgoda (Cindy), George Nesgoda (Richel); stepson, Dane Brogle; nieces and nephew: Carlie, Karisa and Zack. She was preceded in death by her father, Leon, and twin brothers, Mark and Joel. Services will be 11 AM on Friday, September 25, at Maple Hill Lutheran Church, with luncheon to follow. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Arrangements are with Kline Funeral Home, Pine River.

Daid W Bush RHS '66

Passed in April 2015---Ca of the esophagus

John Norman RHS '64

Passed April 2015----Ca lung

David C. Swanson RHS '75

Swanson, David C. age 56 of Golden Valley, MN, died on June 19, 2014. Preceded in death by father, Roland Swanson; mother, Betty Swanson-Grothe; step-father, Howard Grothe; nephew, Michael Swanson; double lung donor, Mary Swenson; and many special friends & relatives. Survived by fiance, Bonnie Bray; daughter, Jennifer (Chris Penrod) Swanson; step-mother, Kathy Swanson; siblings, Bob (Donna) Swanson, Leslie (Todd) Erickson, Janet (Bill) Goodin; step-sister, Michelle (John) Gartrell; many other relatives & friends. The gift of donated lungs gave Dave an additional 17 years of life. A special thanks to Dave's caregivers at the U of M Hospital and clinics. Memorials preferred to the University of MN Foundation (lung transplant, cystic fibrosis). Funeral service, 11:00 AM, Wednesday, June 25th, Farmington Lutheran Church, 20600 Akin Rd., Farmington. Visitation Tuesday, June 24th, 4-7 PM at the church along with one hour prior to service on Wednesday. Inter- ment at Church Cemetery. 

Candice Frush RHS '72 - Richert, Candice Lee 'Candy'

Richert, Candice Lee "Candy" age 59, formerly of Robbinsdale. Born June 14, 1954, passed away peacefully on May 4, 2014 at the J.A. Wedum Residential Hospice Center after a courageous battle with liver cancer. Preceded in death by her parents, Tom Sr. and Irene H. Bender Frush; her beloved kitties, Blackie and Kittlee. Survived by her loving husband, Tim Sr.; her cats, Sammy and Buddy; step children, Tim Jr. and Amy (Todd) Richert Anderson; brother, Tom (Kristi) Frush Jr.; niece, Merri Parker; nephews, Thomas III and Daniel. Tim and Candy would have celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on May 12. Candy enjoyed dancing with "the girls", antiquing and the MN Twins. She touched the lives of many and will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers, Candy would like donations made the Children’s Cancer Fund, PO Box 658, Millwood, NY 10546, 1-800- 426-5413. A celebration of life will be held Friday, May 9, 2014, 1 PM with visitation 1 hour prior to service at:Washburn-McReavy.com Robbinsdale Chapel 763-537-2333 4239 West Broadway

 
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