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Patterson, Helen Marie (Johnson) (1925 - 2018) Helen Marie Patterson passed peacefully on June 15, 2018, in Chaska, MN. She was born February 4, 1925, in Austin, MN. Helen attended Austin High School followed by St. Catherine's University, St. Paul. In 1947, while working as a medical tech in St. Louis, she met and married Dr. Lawrence Patterson and moved to Seattle, WA to raise their family. And after many years, returned to Minnesota where they spent their retirement. Helen was a woman of deep Catholic faith and a member of the Pax Christi Catholic Community. She was also previously a member and active volunteer at the Church of St. Edward, Bloomington. She enjoyed sports, especially baseball and football, politics, reading and her grandkids. She is preceded in death by her parents, Dr. Burnette and Isabel Johnson, her husband Lawrence, of 64 years, and her sister Jean Brown. She is survived by her children: Kathy (Rennie); Mike (Nancy); Dan (Debby); Kevin (Beth); Betsy (Scott); Mark (Trish); John (Ginny); Jane (Ali); Jim (Josie); and Laurie (Tim), as well as by 19 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and one great great grandson. Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m. Thursday June 21 at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Visitation 1 hour prior to Mass at Church only. Memorials preferred to Catholic Relief Services. Washburn-McReavy.com Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400
Lawrence, F.W. "Larry" Age 87 of Bloomington, MN passed away on June 12th, 2018. Survived by wife of 67 years, Gwen; children, Mary Jo (Dale) Herrmann, Paula Lawrence (friend Jim Shaler), Claudia Vee, Carla (Larry) Stevenson, Roger (Julie), Edward, Charles (Lisa), Anthony (Jean Anderson) Lawrence; 33 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends. We will miss his life-long inspiration, hard work, honesty, family love and his sense of humor. Larry retired after 43 years at GMAC. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Bellis (Adoption Option), Sisters of the Order of St. Benedict or Pax Christi Catholic Community. Funeral Service 11am Monday June 18th at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. Visitation 1 hour prior to service Monday at church & also 4-7PM Sunday at: Washburn-McReavy.com Dawn Valley Chapel 952-941-7686 9940 Bush Lake Rd., Bloomington.
Root, Mary Jane (Ryan) Was born June 6, 1922 in Minneapolis, and had a peaceful passing on June 4, 2018. Survived by her three sons, James (Gretchen), David (Elizabeth) and Simon (Jeanne) Root, her ten grandchildren, Tim, Erin, James, Cate, Andrew, Courtney, Simon, Kelly, Brady and Maren, and her five great grandchildren, Seamus, Declan, Ronan, Kathryn and Mary Jane. Preceded in death by her daughter Betsy and her parents William and Jesse (Clark) Ryan, of Irish and Scottish heritage. Those that knew her always commented on her sweet and cheerful disposition and her strong devotion to her family. She was educated in Catholic schools and was President of her senior class at Holy Angels. She was a Northwest Orient flight attendant when flying was still a risky adventure. She married James Root in 1950, and raised a family in loving and stable environment despite having moved 18 times in 20 years. Mary Jane loved the color pink, bargain hunting and participating in family gatherings. She was always pleasant to all, joyful and extremely appreciative. Mary Jane will be missed by all who knew her. Visitation at Pax Christi Church, Eden Prairie, MN, June 16 at 10 a.m. with funeral mass at 11 a.m.
Rice, Alice Scully Age 87, of Eden Prairie, and formerly of Naples, FL, passed from this life peacefully on June 8. Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend, aunt, sister. Preceded in death by beloved husband, Charles; parents T. Alvin and Lillie; sister Rita, brother Alvin. Survived by Barbara Van Hauer (Chris) and Stephen (Nancy), of Minnetonka; Mary (Don Davies) of Zimmerman, Eileen of St. Louis Park, Nancy of Glendale, WI, and Lisa of Bloomington. Survived by grandchildren: JP (Kristina) & Andrew Van Hauer; Nick (Brytten) & Eric (Casey) Rice, Stephanie Hagen (Erik); and Dylan Rice, nine great- grandchildren; 30 nieces and nephews; dear friend, Mary Frances Messer and numerous friends. Alice received her B.S. from St. Louis University in 1952. She was one of four women to graduate with a Business Degree that year from SLU. She and Chuck were married in 1955. Over the course of the next 20 years they lived in Decatur, AL, Ramsey, NJ, and Des Peres, MO. They moved to Edina, MN in 1974. Alice and Chuck were members of St. Patrick's of Edina and later, Pax Christi Catholic Community. Alice served on the Parish Council in both churches for many years. Alice was active in the raising and the education of her children. She was a realtor from 1976-1996. She enjoyed getting to know people and matching them with their perfect home. Over the years Alice volunteered in leadership positions with Risen Christ Catholic School & Catholic Pastoral Committee on Sexual Minorities. She was an active volunteer with St. Vincent DePaul, St. Stephen's Church, the League of Catholic Women, and Pax Christi Catholic Community. She sought to live her life to reflect her Jesuit education. She enjoyed travel and expressed her gratitude for her many life blessings daily. Her thoughtfulness, compassionate spirit, and long-lasting and deep friendships will be fondly remembered and missed by all. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Catholic Charities or Pax Christi Catholic Community. Visitation on Thursday, June 14 from 4-7 PM at Washburn-McReavy, Edina Chapel, 5000 West 50th Street, Edina. Mass of Christian Burial Friday, June 15, 11 AM with visitation 1 hour prior all at Pax Christi, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. Interment Resurrection Cemetery, Mendota Heights. Washburn-McReavy.com Edina Chapel 952-920-3996
Cherrier, Anne Elizabeth (Heikkila) Age 34 died suddenly on June 9, leaving behind her son River; parents Neil and Jeanne Heikkila; sister Jessica (Don) Geil; nieces Madeline, Lillian, Rosalind, Katherine, and Addison. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, June 14 at 11:00 AM at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN with visitation one hour prior to service at church. Washburn-McReavy.com Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400
Bohumolski, Jerome "Jerry" Anthony Age 77, of Bloomington, passed away June 9, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents. Jerry was an educator, businessman, avid outdoorsman and storyteller. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend; he was always willing to share a story and a beer with new and old friends. His stories will live on in the hearts of those who knew him. Jerry is survived by wife Janis (nee Toman); daughters Lorene (Michael) Freehill and Carin (Brian) Crowe; son David (Mindy) Bohumolski; grandchildren; Austin, Tyler, Olivia, Delaney, Camryn, Connor, Lucy and Amelia; sister Carol (Neile Edens) Bohumolski. Funeral mass Wednesday 6/13, 1pm with preceding visitation at 12pm at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN. Visitation Tuesday 6/12, 6-8pm at Washburn-McReavy Funeral Chapel, 7625 Mitchell Road, Eden Prairie. In lieu of flowers please contribute to the Alzheimer's Association in honor of his Wife, Janis. Washburn-McReavy.com Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400
Ladwig, Mary L. Age 88, of Bloomington, MN. Loving wife, mother, grandmother and great- grandmother. Preceded in death by husband Clyde. Survived by children, Christine (David) Stachura, Wade (Sue) and Gretchen (Paul) Hill; grandchildren, Tracy, Ian (Shelly), Jaime (Erik), Jason (Indra), Katie, Emily and Matthew; great- granddaughter Rylin. Memorial service Saturday, June 2nd @ 11:00 AM at Friendship Village, 8100 Highwood Drive, Bloomington, MN. Private family interment. Memorials preferred to EAF (Employee Appreciation Fund) @ Friendship Village or Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN 55344. washburn-mcreavy.com Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400
Humes, Harvey L. of Eden Prairie played his last round, May 2, 2018. Harvey passed peacefully at home surrounded by his loved ones. Harvey is survived by his loving wife, Judith, daughters Brittan and Avery and son Kevin (Donna); siblings, Janice Robinson (Tim), Ervin Humes, Sandra Weems; and many nieces/nephews. Predeceased by parents, Artis and Francell Humes. Harvey spent over 40 successful years in the IT field. Harvey was very active in the MGA and was an avid golfer. His brilliant smile captured all who knew him. Memorial Service, Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Visitation @ 10 AM, Service @ 11 AM. Luncheon to follow. Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the family.
Gotham, Diane M. Age 60 of Eden Prairie, MN. Preceded in death by parents Lyle and Doris Baur. Survived by sons Sam (Elizabeth) and Matt; Brothers Steve, Cliff, Dan and Keith Baur. Memorial service Monday, May 14th, 11:00 AM with visitation 1 hour prior to all at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN. Washburn-McReavy.com Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400
Hanson, Erling Age 92, born 6/19/25, died 4/21/18. Erling passed to his heavenly home while surrounded by his loved ones at Mother of Mercy Campus of Care in Albany, MN. He is survived by daughters Sheila (Randy) Nilson, Rachele (Bob) Dagosta, Michele Hanson, son Joel (Jean), and grandchildren, Andy Johnson, Jake Johnson, Ben (Kerry) Johnson, Laura (Tim) Brueggemann, Angela, (Daniel) Hopson, Tim Dagosta, Chris Hanson, and Cybill Hanson, numerous great-grandchildren, sisters-in-law Patricia Ronayne, and Joanne Huberty, and many nieces and nephews. Erling was preceded in death by Shirley (Huberty), his wife of 71 years, son Timothy, parents Herman and Jorand, brother Gerhard (Karol), sisters Lois Esau (Russ), Marlys Amundson (Floyd) and Roslyn Fox (Garry). Erling was born in Russell, MN and raised in Le Sueur, MN. After high school, he joined the Navy and served during WWII. After the war ended, Erling married Shirley and they moved to Minneapolis where he took a job at the National Tea Company and then Super Value Stores. The family lived in Hopkins, MN before moving to Grand Rapids, MI, where Erling worked for Hussmann Refrigeration. The family moved to Omaha, NE after he took a position with Hinky Dinky Supermarkets, and then with Steg and Nelson Refrigeration, and finally Taylor Industries. After retiring, Erling and Shirley returned to MN and eventually joined the Mother of Mercy community in Albany, MN. Erling loved to entertain others with his endearing sense of humor. He also enjoyed golfing, traveling to visit friends and family, and keeping up with old friends. He spent many years volunteering at 'Bridging' and was an active member of Pax Christi Catholic Church in Eden Prairie, MN. Two memorial services to honor both Erling and Shirley will be held on May 12th, the first at 9 AM at Mother of Mercy, and another at Pax Christi: visitation at 1:30 PM & service at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be designated to Bridging, St. Croix Hospice, or to Pax Christi Catholic Church www.paxchristi.com
Hanson, Shirley Huberty age 92, born Sept. 6, 1925, died Mar. 23, 2018. Shirley was surrounded by her loved ones at Mother of Mercy Campus of Care in Albany, MN when she peacefully passed to her heavenly home. She is survived by Erling, her loving husband of 71 years, and daughters Sheila (Randy) Nilson, Rachele (Bob) Dagosta, Michele Hanson, son Joel (Jean), and grandchildren, Andy Johnson, Jake Johnson, Ben (Kerry) Johnson, Laura (Tim) Brueggemann, Angela, (Daniel) Hopson, Tim Dagosta, Chris Hanson, and Cybill Hanson, as well as numerous great-grandchildren, sister Patricia Ronayne, sister-in-law Joanne Huberty, and many nieces and nephews. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, Irving and Maude Huberty, brother Peter, sister Theresa Huberty, brother-in-law Russ Ronayne, and son, Timothy. Shirley was born and raised in Le Sueur and after marrying moved to Minneapolis where she was employed by the former Marquette Bank until she retired to become a full-time mother and homemaker. The family lived in Hopkins for many years and then relocated to Grand Rapids, MI, Omaha, NE, and then back to Minnesota, where Shirley and her husband retired in Minnetonka before moving to Albany in 2015 to join the Mother of Mercy community. In her spare time, Shirley enjoyed playing bridge and vacationing in nearly every state throughout our beautiful country. She spent hours volunteering at 'Bridging' and was an active member of Pax Christi Catholic Church in Eden Prairie. A memorial will be planned at a future date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations go to BRIDGING bridging.org or to Pax Christi Catholic Church www.paxchristi.com
Koprucki, Bruce Gordon, 64, of Chaska, MN, died Friday, May 4, 2018 at St. Francis Hospital, Shakopee, MN, following a courageous battle with a glioblastoma brain tumor. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN. Visitation will be at the church from 10:00-11:00 a.m., prior to the funeral. Burial will be at a later date at Mount Hope Cemetery, Springview, NE. Bruce was born to Paul and Martha (Van Gansbeke) Koprucki on October 4, 1953, in Blue Island, IL, where he grew up. He graduated from Iowa State University in 1979. Following graduation, he worked in city planning agencies in Fort Dodge and Council Bluffs, IA and Chaska, MN. From 1988-2016, he was a self-employed remodeling and landscape architecture contractor and artist. Bruce married Jean M. Clay on August 4, 1984 in Ainsworth, NE. They made homes in Council Bluffs, IA and Chaska, MN. Bruce was active in the Boy Scouts of America, Lake Country Pastel Society, Pax Christi Arts Council, and Minnesota Design Team. He was an avid hiker and bicycle touring enthusiast. A gifted visual artist, Bruce was passionate about the arts and earnestly encouraged others in their creative efforts of all kinds. A warm people person, in any gathering Bruce could be relied on to make certain everyone felt welcomed and included. His curious mind reveled in conversation, and he loved to listen and learn as well as to share his views, punctuating the dialogue with expansive gestures. He was also fond of trains, environmental causes, cryptoquip and number puzzles, and terrible puns. Bruce was preceded in death by his father, Paul Koprucki, and younger brother, Mark Koprucki. He is survived by his wife of 33 ¾ years, Jean Koprucki of Chaska, MN; son Bryce Koprucki of Chanhassen, MN; mother, Martha Koprucki of Palos Heights, IL; brother Paul (Chris) Koprucki of Louisville, KY; sisters Karen (Ben) Summerfelt, Antioch, IL; and Kay Koprucki of New Lenox, IL; brother-in-law Bill Clay of Minden, NE; sister-in-law Julie (Steve) Hoesel of Fort Dodge, IA; and nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left to Boy Scouts of America, Simpson Housing Services (www.simpsonhousing.org), or Bridging (www.bridging.org).
Kennedy, Vincent P Age 88 of Eden Prairie passed away peacefully May 1, 2018. Survived by loving wife of 68 years, Mary, daughters Ellen (Gary) Peterson, Marcy (Tom) Buettner, Debbie (Mike) Skatter, sons Vincent Jr. (Meg), Greg (April), 9 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Celebration of Life Service will be held 11AM Wednesday, May 9 at Pax Christi Catholic Church, 12100 Pioneer Trl. Eden Prairie. Visitation 1 hour prior to service. Memorials preferred to American Cancer Society.
LeDoux, Jeanette A. Age 66, passed away at home April 20, 2018. A dynamic spirit who owned her own business and volunteered for many activities. She is survived by husband Roger; children Olivia (Sean), Marion (Sangbyeong), and Adam; siblings Jim and Renee; granddaughters Miriam and Nava; and many family and friends. Service and interment will be at Pax Christi (Eden Prairie) on April 28, 2018 at 11am. Visitation at 9:30. In lieu of flowers, send donations to American Cancer Society.
Belanger, Betty (Lyda) Avid bridge player, staunch democrat, connoisseur of ice cream, lover of campfires, voracious reader, and frequent user of the word "whoop dee doo", passed away peacefully on Friday, April 20. Betty was preceded in death by her parents Roy and Lyda Dumas and grandson John Belanger Jr. Betty is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Jerry, as well as son John (Therese) Belanger, daughters Mary (Mark) Graves, Kathleen (Mark) Gebert, Elizabeth Ann (Patrick) McCoy, 12 grandchildren, brothers Jerry, Gene & John Dumas, sister Pat Brett, many nieces & nephews, her beloved Shih Tzu Lucy, and many dear friends. A celebration of life will take place on Friday, April 27 at 11am at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN. Visitation one hour prior to service. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Lake Minnetonka Life Care Center. Please treat yourself to a hot fudge sundae with nuts she would have wanted that.
Lotzer-Livingston, Patricia "Pat" Age 69 of Eden Prairie, passed away on April 12th, 2018. She is survived in death by her husband of 40 years, Tom; sons, Greg, Scott (Jen), and Todd (Julie); grandchildren, Ethan, Wyatt, Gavin, Jude, Gemma, and Jack; sister, Linda (Thomas) Moskalik. Memorial service will be held on Tuesday April 17th, 2018, 11am at Pax Christi, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. Visitation 1 hour prior.
Young, Donald M. 96, of Palm Bay, FL passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2018. Donald was born in Shakopee, MN on November 26, 1921 to the late Elmer Young and Marie Mahowald. He is survived by his loving wife of 10 years, Constance. His family includes children, in-laws and stepchildren; daughter Nancy Young; daughter Patricia Olsen and her husband David Morgen; son Donald and his wife Cathy Young; son David and his wife Yvonne Young; daughter Elizabeth Young; daughter-in-law Bobbi Young; stepson David Chapdelaine; stepdaughter Susan (Edward) Garland; stepson Gary (Kerry) Garland; stepdaughter Lynn Canizares. Donald had 10 grandchildren; 9 step-grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son Daniel Young; grandson Joseph Olsen and great granddaughter, Jett Young. Donald will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Barbara Jane Tarara, age 64, lost her battle to cancer on Feb. 26, 2018, at Our Lady of Peace Hospice in Saint Paul. Barbara was born on July 26, 1953, in Rochester to Edward and Mary (Paquette) Tarara. She graduated from Rochester Mayo High School in 1971. Barbara married Thomas Wooner in 1981, in Rochester. They were later divorced. Barbara was employed as a flight attendant for TWA and American Airlines. She also worked as a stockbroker and more recently, as a real estate agent in the Twin Cities area. Barbara is survived by her son, Ryan (Tiffany) Wooner; grandson, Nolan; and granddaughter, Sloan, of Lakeville; siblings, Elizabeth (Bill) Warfield of Hammond, James (Lois Till-Tarara) of Pine Island, Steven (Deb) Tarara of Rochester, and David (Lisa) Tarara of Shakopee; and former husband, Thomas Wooner of Rochester. She was preceded in death by her parents. A memorial service is planned for 11 a.m. Saturday, April 7, at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church. Memorials are suggested to Our Lady of Peace Hospice, 2076 St. Anthony Ave, St. Paul, MN 55104 (ourladyofpeacemn.org) or to the Humane Society.
Hoppe, Irene M. age 95 of Bloomington. Preceded in death by husband Robert, Sr. Survived by children Ann (Paul) Parker, Robert, Jr. (Pat) Hoppe, and Elizabeth (Bert) Peterson; grandchildren; great grandchildren; other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Allina Hospice. Mass of Christian Burial, Thursday, April 5 at 11:00 AM at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. Visitation one hour prior to Mass at the church. Washburn-McReavy.com Werness Brothers 952-884-8145
McCoy, Louise M. age 81, of Eden Prairie, passed away March 20th, 2018. Preceded in death by parents Joseph and Clara Budde. Survived by husband Gerald of 58 years; daughters, Susan (Matt) Strand, Peggy (Rich) West- lund, Mary Beth (Jeff) Greenwell, and son Paul (Suzy); eleven grandchildren, two great-grand children and many other relatives and friends. Her greatest joy was spending time with her children and grand children at the family cabin (SUPEMAPA) in Northern Minnesota. She gave generously of her time, talent and treasure by serving the community through her volunteering in the Lioness, Lions, Eden Prairie Foundation, Girl Scouts, PROP, Meals on Wheels and the March of Dimes. Her degree in nursing served her well as a mother and reaching out to others. Her entrepreneurial spirit led her to open Yogurt Ect. in 1985. The family wants to extend a special thank you to the staff at Clara's Care, The Colony and Fairview Hospice who cared for her with patience, dignity and love and kept her comfortable through her courageous battle with Alzheimer's Disease. Funeral service to be held Wednesday April 4th at 11 AM with visitation one hour prior at Pax Christi Catholic Church 12100 Pioneer Trail Eden Prairie, MN 5537. Evening visitation on Tuesday April 3rd from 5-8 PM at Washburn-McReavy Eden Prairie Chapel 7625 Mitchell Rd. Eden Prairie, MN 55344 (952) 975-0400. Memorials preferred to the Alzheimer's Association.
Brazeau, Theresa A. (Tobiasz) Passed away on March 10, 2018. Preceded in death by husband Roy. Survived by children Susan (Randy) Burmeister; Thomas (Kathy); and Sheryl; 5 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. Memorial Mass Saturday 3/17/18 at Pax Christi 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN 55347 10:00 am gathering,11:00 am Mass with luncheon to follow.
Best, Joseph R. age 52, of Eden Prairie, passed away March 8, 2018. Visitation is Mon., March 12, 2018 from 4:00 7:00 PM at Ballard-Sunder Funeral & Cremation, Shakopee. Mass of Christian Burial is Tues., March 13, 2018 at 11:00 AM with visitation from 9:30 11:00 AM at Pax Christi Catholic Community, Eden Prairie. Joe is survived by wife, Jane; children, Rachel, Hannah and Erik; mother, Barbara; sisters, Carolyn (Ralph) Hejlik, Kathleen (Charles) Goll, Juli Campbell, Jacki (Marvin) Young, Susan (Brian) Beeck; brother-in-law, Scott Campbell; other loving relatives & friends. Joe is preceded by his father, Robert Best. Ballard-Sunder Funeral & Cremation Shakopee (952) 445-1202 BallardSunderFuneral.com
Kabis, Nancy (Stelzer) (10/22/70 - 2/17/18) Nancy, surrounded by her family, died from a rare connective tissue disorder at the age of 47. She grew up in Minne-tonka, attending St. Joseph's and BSM. In 1992 she graduated from the College of St. Benedict with a BA in education. Since then she has been a beloved K-1 teacher at Cedar Ridge in Eden Prairie. We are humbled by the outpouring of love and care shown by friends, our Cedar Ridge family and the staff at Abbott Northwestern. Nancy will be missed by husband, Michael; daughters, Malia & Olivia; in-laws, Marge & Chuck Kabis; parents, Ernie & Mary Stelzer; sister, Katy (Jeff) Anderson; brother, Tim (Becky Mead) Stelzer; and nieces and nephews, Ben, Maddie, Emme, Daniel, Andrew & Sarah. A celebration of life will be held on Friday, March 2 at Pax Christi, Eden Prairie at 11:00 AM. Visitation at 9:30 AM. Guests are invited to wear a bow. Visit Nancy's Caring Bridge site for more details. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Malia-Olivia Kabis Family College Fund, Wells Fargo Bank, 8200 Golden Valley Rd, Golden Valley, MN 55427. Washburn-McReavy.com Strobeck Johnson 952-938-9020
Schley, Peggy Therese O'Brien 1954 - 2018 Peggy Therese O'Brien Schley, 63, of Bloomington, passed away unexpectedly on February 19, 2018. Mass of Catholic Burial will be held at Pax Christi Catholic Community (12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie) on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 11 am with Fr. Steven McMichael, OFM, officiating. Burial will follow at St. John's Abbey Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be held at the Washburn-McReavy Funeral Chapel (2300 W. Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington) on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 from 4-8 pm and on Wednesday from 10 - 11 am at the church. Peggy Therese O'Brien was born August 26, 1954, to Thomas and Therese (Buley) O'Brien in New Prague. Peggy graduated from Belle Plaine High School in 1972 and from the College of St. Benedict in 1976 with a bachelor's degree in mathematics. While attending St. Ben's, she met Michael William Schley of Faribault who was a student at St. John's University (1976). The two were married on September 20, 1980 at Our Lady of the Prairie Catholic Church in Belle Plaine. Peggy is survived by her husband, Michael, and her three daughters Renée Therese (33), Maureen Otilla (30), and Erin Marie (25). Peggy is also survived by her parents and her brothers and sisters: Charlene Marie (George Kelzer), Thomas John (Connie Gramm), Paula Jean (Wayne Germscheid), John Michael (Betty Wickenhauser), Maury Patrick, and Lee Charles (Tracy Morgan). Peggy's love of St. Ben's began at an early age during visits to family. She enrolled in the fall of 1972. While attending and working on her degree in mathematics, she studied a J-Term in Denmark. St. Ben's (and St. John's where Michael attended) was always a strong part of her identity and she remained active as an alumna. Benedictine values were instilled in her as a Bennie; she passed them on to her daughters, all of whom chose to attend St. Ben's. Peggy was a wonderful wife and mother. She was an active member of the Pax Christi Catholic Community. During her youth, she was a member of 4-H and became a Lifetime Member of Girl Scouts, beginning as a troop leader for each of her daughters. As part of her Girl Scout duties, she served as Service Unit Registrar, Regional Cookie Distributor, and Day Camp Coordinator. She led her daughters' troops in trips to the east coast and Europe. Even after her daughters became adult scouts, she continued to volunteer at numerous Girl Scout camping events as a cook. She spent many years as an accountant for Sperry-Univac (later re-named Unisys) in Eagan, CNA Insurance in Chicago, and several other companies. Peggy was a strong supporter of Catholic education. All three of her daughters attended Nativity of Mary in Bloomington, Benilde - St. Margaret's, and St. Ben's. She was an active volunteer in several roles. She loved watching her daughters play sports. Peggy was a kind, loving, and loyal wife, mother, and friend. With an incredible zest for life. In lieu of flowers, gifts should be made to the College of St. Benedict. Washburn-McReavy.com Werness Brothers 952-884-8145
Myers, Michael Linden Age 84, passed away peacefully on February 18, 2018 in Bloomington, MN. Mike was born in Pocatello, ID, to James and Edna on October 24, 1933. He spent two years in the army, stationed in Alaska, prior to obtaining a degree in education at Saint Cloud State University. He later completed his Masters of Education at the University of Minnesota. Mike was a storyteller at heart. A focus of many stories was his love of teaching, in both his Civics class at Washburn High School (1963-1993) and Drivers Education (1968-2015). He couldn't go anywhere without someone yelling out "Mr. Myers!" Mike spent much of his time with his long-term, loyal circle of friends. Mike is preceded in death by his parents James and Edna, sister Camille, and nephew David. He is survived by sister Marcia (Randy), nephew Chris (Jodi), David's wife Joanna, great- niece Kate, great-nephew Jake, and a loving group of extended family and friends. Visitation will be on Sunday, February 25th from 2pm-4pm at Washburn-McReavy Funeral Chapel, 9940 Bush Lake Rd, Bloomington. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, February 26th at 11:00am at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. A luncheon will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Animal Humane Society. Washburn-McReavy.com Dawn Valley Chapel 952-941-7686
Koeppl, Kristin A. Age, 71, of Mpls, Our beloved Mom/Nana passed away February 18, 2018. Preceded in death by parents, "Eddie" and Lorrie Franken. Kris was the Best Mom ever and an incredible Nana, a friend to many and most welcoming smile of all. She was devoted to her Kids, her GrandAngels and her church. Survived by her sons, Tim (Cindy) Koeppl, Joe Koeppl, Rand (Jennifer) Koeppl; Daughter Melissa (Robert) Colehour; 10 GrandAngels Sophie, Maggie, Grace, Max, Kaila, Allie, Taylor, Tyler, Abby & Emily; Many other relatives, as well as friends. Funeral service Saturday February 24th, 11AM at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trl, Eden Prairie. Visitation 1 hour prior to service. A celebration of life will be from 3-6PM at Bent Creek Golf Club, 14490 Valley View Rd, Eden Prairie, In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to Frauenshuh Cancer Center or Pax Christi Justice Ministry. Washburn-McReavy.com Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400
Koehn, Joanne age 86, of Austin, Texas formerly of Eden Prairie, MN, passed away peacefully on February 1, 2018. Joanne was born in Iowa to Julius and Agnes Koehn on May 22, 1931. She began her career as an Administrative Assistant at Washington High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She later followed in the footsteps of her parents and became an antique dealer specializing in Victorian-Era Glass. She owned her own business, Temple's Antiques, for over 30 years, in Minneapolis, MN. She was a dedicated fan of the Minnesota Twins, had a passion for fashion jewelry, and loved to bake, especially around Christmas, for her family and friends. Joanne was a devoted animal lover. Her compassion and love for animals extended beyond her own dogs to her support for multiple animal rescue organizations over her life. She will be remembered most of all for her generosity to her family and friends. Joanne is preceded in death by her brother, Donald and is survived by her sister, Elizabeth Sommers; niece Temple (Ryan) Gossett and great-nephew Graham; nephew, Perry (Shanti) Sommers and great-niece Lisse and close friends, Brett, Mary, Jean & Marie. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, February 8th at 11am, at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN. Visitation will begin 30 minutes prior to Mass. Interment at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, 12390 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred in Joanne's honor to Pax Christi Catholic Community (paxchristi.com), Austin Pets Alive! (austinpetsalive.org), or a canine rescue organization of your choice. Morris Nilsen Chapel 612-869-3226 morrisnilsen.com
Olofson, Frederick A. Age 74, of Bloomington, died peacefully at home on Dec. 12, 2017. Survived by his wife, Maureen; son, Eric (Sarah) Olofson; daughter, Christine (Brian) Czock; grandchildren, Devon and Haley Olofson, Brandon and Tyler Czock; brother, Joseph (Ruth) Olofson; and sister, Kristen (Jerry) Sehlke; many relatives and friends. Preceded in death by father Andrew and mother Margaret. Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, January 6, 2018, 11 AM at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN. Visitation one hour prior to mass. Fred has donated his body to the University of Minnesota Anatomy Bequest Program. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred in Fred's honor to Pax Christi Catholic Community, MN Assistance Dog programs: Can Do Canines and/or Helping Paws. Gill Brothers 612-861-6088
McCartan, Mark Ellis age 89, of Bloomington passed peacefully December 19, 2017. Preceded in death by siblings George, Mary Rose, Peg, and Catherine. Survived by his wife, Katie, of 59 years; children, Conn (Pam), Mike, Pat, Kevin, Murray (Carol), and Brian (Beth); and seven grandchildren. He was a true Irishman through and through. On 12 trips to the Emerald Isle, he facilitated his passion for Family Genealogy, Irish History, and Irish Wolfhounds. Mark was a Veteran of the Army and dedicated educator of the Edina Public School District for over 30 years. Memorial Mass at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 30th, Pax Christi Catholic Church, 12100 Pioneer Trial, Eden Prairie. Visitation Friday, December 29th from 4-7 p.m. and 1 hour prior to the Memorial Mass at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Park Nicollet Foundation -Hospice or the NF Team Foundation.
Ratner, Elizabeth "Betty" Age 93, of Edina, passed away at her home on November 17th. Preceded in death by her parents John and Celestine Duffy, brother William Duffy, brother Jack Duffy, sister Mary Allen, and daughter Rocel Kingman. Survived by brother Earl Duffy (Jan) of Andover, MN, son Jeffrey Cochran (Petra) of Rochester, MN, son Michael Cochran (Arlene) of Eden Prairie, MN, and daughter Shayne Ratner of Edina, MN, 6 grandchildren and 7 great- grandchildren. Betty was a wonderful cook and a gracious hostess and held numerous dinner parties at her home on Lake of the Isles. Betty also gave her time and talents to a variety of organizations including the Variety Club where she was President of the Women's Auxiliary, President and District Governor of La Sertoma, served on the Aqua-tennial Committee, Mt. Sinai Hospital board and the Board of Brandies University. Betty planned and coordinated the National Governor's Conference hosted by Vice President Hubert Humphrey. Betty was also a past recipient of the WCCO radio Good Neighbor award. Betty worked at Edina Realty and JCPenney prior to her retirement. A memorial service will be held at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, 55347 at 1:00 PM on December 4th with visitation starting at Noon. Memorials preferred to the American Cancer Society.
McGovern, Robert William "Bob" born June 1, 1941 and passed away peacefully on November 21, 2017 at the age of 76. Bob is survived by his wife and soulmate, Dawn; beloved and devoted sons, Timothy (Jeannie) and Daniel (Marney); treasured grandchildren, Matthew, Nora and Gage; loving sisters, Florence Quinn and Barbara Mahigan; many nieces, nephews and cousins. He will be missed by many good friends, great neighbors, and his SCORE and State Fair friends. He is preceded in death by parents, William and Mary; sisters, Janet and Pat; brother, Tom; godson, Joe; and niece, Lisa. He graduated from the University of MN, was proud to have served in the U.S. Coast Guard, earned his CPA in New York while working for Price Waterhouse and Company. He spent many years working with Gold Medallion Nursing Homes, which was probably his favorite work. He loved time with his family, travel, the water, good books, and the Vikings. Thank you to Dr. Meyers and Dr. Schousboe for their care through the years, and to caregivers Tenzin from Methodist and James from Villa. You were all so good to Bob. Memorials preferred to the Lupus Foundation, MN Heart Association, or to the family for a future memorial. A visitation will be held at Huber Funeral Home, 16394 Glory Ln, Eden Prairie, on Thursday, Nov. 30 from 5-7pm and 1hr prior to service on Friday. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, Dec. 1 at Pax Christi Church, 12100 Pioneer Trail, at 11:00am. Interment at Pleasant Hill Cemetery immediately following service. Huber Funeral & Cremation Services (952) 949-4970 huberfunerals.com
Cox, Janice K. Age 60 of Eden Prairie, MN. Janice passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on November 4, 2017. Preceded in death by her parents Frank and Helen Bergstrom. Survived by husband of 39 years, Norm; children Christie (Anthony) Gumbert, Katie (Greg Hamre) and Joe; granddaughter Kylie Gumbert; mother-in-law Violet Senich; sisters Judy Edeen, Mary Kay (John) Murray; brothers Jon (Kelly) Bergstrom, Peter Bergstrom, and Jason (Thoa) Bergstrom; sisters-in-law Gloria (Rod) Ruffell, Barb (Bruce) Iwen, Arlene Christenson and many nieces and nephews. Visitation Thursday, Nov 9th from 4 to 7 PM at Washburn McReavy, Eden Prairie Chapel, 7625 Mitchell Rd, Eden Prairie, MN. Memorial service Friday Nov 10th, 11:00 AM at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN with visitation 1 hour prior to the service at church. Washburn-Mcreavy.com Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400
Kieser, Steven Paul Age 49 of Long Lake, formerly of Mpls. passed away suddenly on October 22, 2017. Preceded in death by father William; grandparents Othmar and Mildred Lardy and John and Florence Kieser. Survived by mother Rita Kieser; brother Chris Kieser; sisters Lynne (Bob) Harris, Karen Kieser and Kelly (Dave McMahon) Kieser; nieces and nephews Josh, Lauren, Joey, Jessica and Madelyn; feline friends Smokey and Bandit. Although Steve's life ended too soon, he gave the gift of life through his organ and tissue donation. Mass of Christian Burial Friday, October 27 at 11:00 AM at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. Visitation one hour prior to Mass at the church. Washburn-McReavy.com Werness Brothers 952-884-8145
Died peacefully on October 20, 2017 surrounded by family. Preceded in death by husband, Robert E. Muchow; along with 6 brothers. Survived by loving children: Robert P. (Patricia) Muchow, David (Peggy) Muchow and Patricia Lieberman; many loving grandchildren and great grandchildren. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial 11 AM Thursday, October 26, 2017 at PAX CHRISTI CATHOLIC CHURCH (12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie) with visitation one hour prior to Mass at the church. Inurnment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials preferred to donor’s choice. Arr. ROSEVILLE MEMORIAL CHAPEL 651-631-2727.
Rose (Bailey) Stuhlman, age 79, of Eden Prairie, died Thursday, October 12 of an aortic dissection. Born September 20, 1938, in Marshall, Minnesota, the youngest of 8 children. Rose received a Bachelor of Science in nursing from St. Kate's. She married Don Stuhlman on August 6, 1966, and they resided in Mendota Heights. Rose enjoyed sharing tales of her nursing career, from the psychiatric unit at St. Joseph’s to Richfield Public Schools where she was forced to quit when she became pregnant, and later on doing compliance work while striving to learn as few computer skills as possible. She was an avid reader of mysteries and fan of detective shows such as N.C.I.S., Magnum P.I., Perry Mason, Sherlock Holmes, and Murder, She Wrote. She shared fond memories of traveling in Europe after college graduation and enjoyed “rubbernecking” as the passenger on any car trip. Rose enjoyed cooking, famous for her spaghetti sauce recipe and coconut cream pies, and loved to go out for a pizza. She adored her grandchildren, enthusiastically attending band concerts, soccer games, circus performances, and sending them cards for every little occasion. Her passing creates a big hole in our lives. Rose is preceded in death by her parents, husband Don, sister Marilyn and brothers Fred, Jim, Don and Paul. She is survived by her daughters, Pam (Lonnie) Gades, Sheila (John Crippen) Stuhlman; granddaughters, Megan, Taylor, Audrey and Eleanor; brothers Jack Bailey, Jerry Bailey; and many nieces and nephews. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, October 17 at 11am at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, Minnesota. A visitation will take place for one hour prior to the service. Luncheon follows immediately after the mass. Interment will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials to Pax Christi and the PROP Shop are appreciated.
Lavelle, Margaret A. 50, of Burnsville, MN passed away on 10/10/17. Survived by: Husband Richard Lavelle, daughters Kaitlin (Ryan), Meghan, Alyssa, and mother Eileen Cavanagh. Funeral 11 AM Monday, October 16th, 2017 at Pax Christi Catholic Community, Eden Prairie. Visitation Sunday, October 15th from 4-6PM at Gearty-Delmore Plymouth Chapel, 15800 37th Ave N., Plymouth, MN. Gearty-Delmore 763-553-1411
McGough, Marnie (Margaret) Ann age 53 of Boca Raton FL, born in St. Paul, MN on May 20 1964, passed away September 20, 2017 due to surgical complications. Marnie was a graduate of Chaska High School and went on to earn both her undergraduate communications degree and her graduate law degree from the University of MN. Marnie's empathy and compassion motivated her advocacy as a criminal defense lawyer, working at Nelson Law Office and her own McGough Law Office. Her children were her greatest passion; she left her law career to raise them with love, wisdom, and joy. A lover of learning, Marnie spent countless hours volunteering in her children's classrooms and enjoyed her time working for the University of MN, Thompson-West group, and most recently at Florida Atlantic University. She made friends easily and loved good food, good company, and good books which led her to founding book clubs, dinner clubs, and wine clubs wherever she lived. Preceded in death by parents David and Patricia, and brothers Paul and Thomas. Survived by husband, Craig Kurvers, and by children Erin, Claire, Maia, and Sean; brothers Michael and Steve (Brenda); sisters Mary (David) Stacken and Molly (Eric) Preudhomme; sister-in-Law Jan Winterhalter; many beloved nieces, nephews, and friends. Marnie was a light to all and a friend to many. She was fond of punny humor and inspirational quotes: "When the time of our particular sunset comes, our things, our accomplishments won't really matter a great deal. But the clarity and care with which we have loved others will speak with vitality of the great gift of life we have all been for each other." (Author Unknown). Mass of Christian burial will be held at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, 12 noon, Friday, September 29, with visitation starting at 11 AM. Huber Funeral & Cremation Services Eden Prairie Chapel 952-949-4970 huberfunerals.com
Formerly of Owatonna, died at Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina, Minnesota on September 18, 2017 at the age of 82. She was born in St. Paul, Minnesota on August 3, 1935 to John and Helen Rausch. She is survived by her husband, of 54 years, David Dombrock of Eden Prairie (formerly of Owatonna); her children, Helen (Brian) Feltovich of Park City, Utah; Tom (Claire) Dombrock of Richfield; Jennifer Dombrock (Stephen Manwell) of Mission, Texas; Gretchen (Fred) Haynes of Eden Prairie and Kara Dombrock of Eagan; and her grandchildren, Lucia Feltovich, Gemma Feltovich, Helen Dombrock, Rosie Dombrock, Nicholas Haynes and Linnea Haynes. A Memorial Mass will be held Monday, September 25, 2017 at 11am at Pax Christi Catholic Church 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, with visitation one hour prior to the service and a luncheon will follow in the church hall. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Mary's life. Due to David's severe allergies, the family requests no flowers. Memorials preferred to the COPD Foundation. Private Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. NationalCremation.com 612-869-3418
Obituary for Terrance A Beauchane Beauchane, Terrence A. Beloved Husband, Dad & Grandfather of Eden Prairie, MN, died at age 74 on Sept. 4th surrounded by family. Survived by loving wife Diane (Gustafson); 3 brothers; 2 sisters; and children, Tamera (Beauchane) Loerzel, Shawn Beauchane, Lisa Crouse, Jason Beck and Tara Beck; grandchildren Jenna, Kayla, Lucas, Ian, Elsa, Leo, Jessica, Bailey, Madison, Caitlyn, Joe, Sam, Isabel. Preceded in death by many who loved him and welcomed him into heaven. Service on Tues., Sept. 12, at 11am with visitation at 10am at Pax Christi Church, 12100 Pioneer Tr, Eden Prairie. Burial follows 1:45pm at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Washburn-McReavy.com
Blunt, Joanne M. Age 77, of Eden Prairie, passed away August 10, 2017. Preceded in death by her parents, John and Alice McCormick, sister, Mary Jean, brother, Larry, and beloved husband Robert. Survived by children, Michelle (Jim) Lindgren, Scott Blunt, Pamela (Matt) Miller, Jody (Nick) Walstrom; grandchildren, Brittany Mitchell, Emily Miller, Michael Lindgren, Anna Lindgren, Etta Walstrom, and Thomas Walstrom; great-grandchild Cameron Mitchell, beloved relatives, and cherished friends. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 15 at 4 PM, with visitation one hour prior, at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, 952-941-3151.
Tyler, Mary Ann (Gelhar) Age 84 of Eden Prairie, passed away July 16, 2017 after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Preceded in death by her husband William (Bill), father, Leo and mother, Cathryn as well as her brother Ambrose. Mary was born and raised in Little Falls MN, and graduated from St. Frances High School. She became a teacher, and taught first grade in Richfield MN, a profession that she loved. She remained teaching until her third child was born. Mary had many friends, and was known and loved for her positive outlook on life, her contagious energy and her ability to find a song or a rhyme for nearly every situation. She tended to be the life of the meeting, gathering or party, and loved to follow the all of the local sports teams especially the Twins and the Vikings. Mary was politically active and worked tirelessly for free public education for children with special needs. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. Mary was very active, and thoroughly enjoyed golfing and bowling. Like her husband, she loved vacationing in Florida and spending time on the many lakes of Minnesota. Mary will be greatly missed by all who knew her, and remembered for her laugh, her humor, and her love of turtles. Mary is survived by her brothers Leo and Robert and sister Leora, daughter Julie (Mark), sons Joel (Starlett) and Mike, granddaughters Mackenzie and Madison, as well as several nieces and nephews. A special thanks to the Brookdale Hospice team, especially Jamie and Isabella. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, July 27 at 11 AM at Pax Christi Catholic church in Eden Prairie. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Interment Resurrection Cemetery in Mendota Heights. Memorials preferred to Community Involvement Program, or the Alzheimer's Association. Washburn-McReavy.com Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400
Tyler, William H. (Bill) Age 84 of Eden Prairie, passed away January 12, 2017. Preceded in death by father, F. Cottington Tyler, and mother, Kathryn Hinton, as well as his brothers John and Mike, and his sisters Deborah and Pat. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, he grew up in Minneapolis and was a graduate of Roosevelt High School. Bill worked at Honeywell and served as President and Secretary Treasurer of Local #1145 for 30 years. He was a wonderful father, grandfather and friend, and provided a great deal of support to many. One of Bill's greatest gifts was his ability to listen to and understand all sides of a problem. Even under tremendously difficult situations, he brought varying people and opinions together, and arrived at a solution that most, if not all, could agree with and abide by. He enjoyed vacationing with his family in Florida, and spending time on the many lakes of Minnesota. Bill will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Bill is survived by his wife, Mary; daughter, Julie (Mark); sons, Joel (Starlett) and Mike; granddaughters, Mackenzie and Madison; as well as several nieces and nephews. A Memorial service is pending. Memorials preferred to Community Involvement Program, or the Alzheimer's Association. Washburn-McReavy.com Werness Brothers 952-884-8145
Pauling, Michael Ronald "Mike" Mike died peacefully on Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 at 1:02pm in Eden Prairie, MN at the age of 70 of complica- tions from Alzheimer's disease surrounded by family and friends. Mike is survived by his wife of 50 years, Diana Jean Pauling (Zeches); children, Heather Pauling, Derek (Jennifer Moore) Pauling; grandchildren, Zachary Pauling, Sterling Rouleau, Taylor Pauling, Iris Rouleau; siblings, Cheryl Pauling-Simanovski (George), Roxanne (Jerry) Christenson, Wade Pauling (Laurie Erickson), Michelle Wehrle, Kimberly Jegloski, Joy Schmidt, Merleen (Mike) Knott, Aubrey (Emu) Johnson, Lowell (Nuvia) Johnson; stepmother June O'Gara, special extended family and friends. Preceded in death by; mother, Dolores Pauling Welin; father, Theodore (Ted) Pauling; brother, Scott Pauling, stepmother Rosemary Pahlen. the special extended family and friends. Mike was born on August 11, 1946 in Mpls, MN. Mike's high school years were some of his most memorable. He lettered multiple years in baseball, wrestling, and football and at Bloomington High graduated in 1964. Mike played college football and wrestled at Augsburg for one year, then enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He served in Vietnam, was wounded in action and awarded the Purple Heart. While recovering in Japan, Mike's sweetheart since junior high, Diana Zeches, joined him and they were married April 21, 1967. Following recovery from his injuries Mike played football for 2 years for the Navy/Marine Corps team in Japan. His service in the Marine Corps was exemplary from the day he arrived in boot camp until his honorable discharge in November 1969. He obtained the rank of sergeant. Following returning to the Twin Cities he continued his education at Normandale Community College and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a B. S. in Business. Mike and Diana raised their family in Eden Prairie and were proud to be residents for 40 years. Mike started his career working as a train engineer for Queen Anne Kiddieland. While looking for a permanent management position, Mike did landscaping for road construction, eventually accepting a position at Satellite Industries in developing the office trailer and portable restroom expansion. According to Mike, entrepreneurism became his fatal disease. In 1985 he started the first of many businesses that focused on conserving natural resources including Preferable Fuels & Systems Inc., Pauling and Associates Consulting, Signature Sportswear, Biffs Boxes, LLC, and Biffs Pathfinders all leading to his biggest success, the portable restroom and service company, Biffs, Inc. Mike brought Biffs into the Twin Cities from Hutchinson, MN in 1986 with a few hundred portable restrooms, a few trucks, and a vision to be the best. Mike grew Biffs with the help of his wife, Diana, into the largest portable restroom company in the Twin Cities metro area which now has evolved to a 2nd generation company with thousands of pieces of equipment, 40 trucks and 70 employees. Mike was an awarded leader in the portable sanitation industry worldwide and served as the President of the Portable Sanitation Association International (PSAI) for multiple terms. Mike was known for his ambition, hard work and integrity; and he inspired others to do the same. He loved vacationing with Diana in St Maarten and summers on their boat docked at Lake Minnetonka. He enjoyed the outdoors; fishing, deer hunting, horseback riding, and landscaping. He was a loving brother, husband, father, grandfather (especially), uncle, cousin and friend. Semper Fi, and as Mike would say, "Sure is great to be an American." MRP Please join us in celebrating Mike's life. Services are Wednesday, July 26th, Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN 55347, 9-11 am Visitation, 11 am Funeral. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Cure Alzheimer's Fund, curealz.org Washburn-McReavy.com Eden Prairie Chapel
Reiter, Robert J. "Bob" Age 76 of Bloomington passed away peacefully on July 6, 2017 at home surrounded by his family. Preceded in death by parents Mary Ellen and Mathias; sister Mary Pat Peter; brothers Tom and Dan. Survived by loving wife of 36 years Barbara; son Rick (Heather) Michel; grandchildren Mollie; Emily and Bailey; brother Steve (Colleen); many nieces, nephews, and special friends Bob, Jerry, and Bob. Bob was a 1959 graduate of Roosevelt High School where he was an outstanding multi-sport athlete. He attended the U of M where he played hockey for the Gophers. He worked on the Alaskan pipeline as an electrician. Bob was an avid golfer who had 3 holes in 1. Special thanks to Mikki and Emily from Methodist Hospice and Drs. Charles McCoy and Melissa Sherman. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred. Mass of Christian Burial, Tuesday, July 18 2 PM at Pax Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. Visitation beginning at noon prior to Mass. Washburn-McReavy.com Werness Brothers 952-884-8145
Jean, Daniel G. Age 79, of Savage, passed away peacefully after a short battle with cancer on July 9, 2017 with his loving wife of 29 years by his side. Preceded in death by his parents, Antoine (Pete) and Alice Jean of Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Survived by wife, Mary; brother, Ray and sister-in-law, and Bernadette Jean; daughters, Sherrill, Laurie, Donna and Bonnie; stepdaughter, Lisa and stepson, Tom; 10 incredible grandchildren. Dan grew up in Pawtucket, Rhode Island and moved to Minnesota in 1985. Dan was an award winning salesman for Physical Electronics located in Eden Prairie from 1973 until his retirement in 1999. Dan was an affable, caring and selfless man who loved his family deeply. Dan loved traveling all over the world and lived life to the fullest. He will be greatly missed. Memorial Mass 11 AM Friday, July 14th at Pax Christi Church, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. Visitation one hour prior to service at the church with reception following the service. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation, in Dan's name, to the National Cancer Research Center. Private inurnment Dawn Valley Memorial Park. Washburn-McReavy.com Dawn Valley Chapel 952-941-7686
Gessner, Marion Phillippi of Friendship Village, Bloomington. Born November 28, 1916 and passed away July 1, 2017 at age 100. She was preceded in death by parents, Arthur and Elizabeth Bennett; husbands, Joseph Phillippi of 40 yrs. and Roy Gessner of 15 yrs; sons, Tom and Tim Phillippi; grandchildren, Andrew Archer and Megan Phillippi. Survived by children, Joel (Bonnie) Phillippi, Kathy (Bill) Fox, Mike (Kathy) Phillippi, Gail (Scott) Archer, Marilyn Phillippi (friend, Bob Mallon), Sally (Brad) Hunner; daughter-in-law, Marcia Scavuzzo; 8 grandchildren, Jason (Michele) Phillippi, Chris (Johnathan) Smith, David Fox, Kerry (Paul) Mahoney, Colleen (Steve) LaQua, Ryan (Kelli) Phillippi, Ali Archer (fiance' Nick Schwarzrock), Peter Hunner, Michael (Kristy) Ferlis and 8 great grandchildren, Jason Phillippi, Connor and Katie Mahoney, Olivia, Chloe and Fallon Smith, Drew and Alex LaQua. She was admired for her intelligence, generosity, kindheartedness, and energetic personality. She was an avid bridge player and enjoyed golfing with her good friends at Minikahda. A Memorial Mass to celebrate Marion's life will be held at 11 AM on Tuesday, July 11th at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie with visitation beginning at 10 am. Many thanks to all the caring individuals at Friendship Village of Bloomington and Methodist Hospital Hospice, St. Louis Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to Pax Christi Church, Friendship Village of Bloomington or Methodist Hospital Hospice. Gearty-Delmore 952-926-1615
David Lynn Edwards, 77, of Columbus, Ohio, passed away on March 20, 2017.
Visitation will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, June 26, 2017, at Washburn-McCreavy Funeral Home, 5000 W. 50th St. Edina, MN 55436.
Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at Pax Christi Catholic Church, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, Minnesota, 55347. An additional visitation will be held at Pax Christi at 10 a.m. prior to the funeral Mass. A Military Funeral Honors Ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, located at 7601 34th Ave. S. Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55450.
Memorials preferred to donor’s favorite charity.
Age 91, of Bloomington, MN passed away peacefully on June 7, 2017 due to complications incurred from a fall on May 18. He was a wonderful human being and a man of deep Catholic faith. A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, June 13th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Washburn-McReavy, 2300 W. Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, MN 55431. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, June 14, at 11:00am at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie MN 55347, with a Visitation before mass at 10:00 am. A lunch will be provided after the service. Burial at Fort Snelling is planned. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Catholic Charities. Bill is survived by his beloved wife of 67 years, Rosemary; his three sons, Gregory (Cindy), Steven (Darcy) and Paul; two grandchildren, Stephanie and Adam; brother Richard (Mary Jo), many nieces, nephews, family members and friends. He was preceeded in death by; parents George A. and Mary DeGonda; brother George N. DeGonda; sister-in-law Luciel DeGonda.
Norman, Mary Lu formerly of Minnesota, died peacefully at her home in Tampa, Florida on May 19, 2017. Mary Lu was born on February 1, 1928 in Des Moines, Iowa. She is survived by her husband of 70 years Morris; her children, Morrie Jr. (Cindy), Mike (Karen); Nancy (David) Griffith; Karen Sommer; Mark (LeeAnn); 11 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and one brother, Mike Cunningham (Judy). Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 12, 2017 at Pax Christi Catholic Community in Eden Prairie, MN. Burial will be at Dawn Valley Memorial Park in Bloomington, MN. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the church on Monday starting at 9:00 a.m. Memorials are preferred to Autism Speaks at autismspeaks.org. Washburn-McReavy.com Dawn Valley Chapel 952-941-7686
Teubert, William Ronald "Bill" age 80 of Eden Prairie and formerly of Maple Grove, MN. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandpa, businessman and friend - his spirit lives on in the hearts of those who knew him. Preceded in death by his loving wife of 44 years Joel Ann Teubert. Survived by wife Sally Roosen Teubert; daughters Denise (Tim) Bentson, Kathy (Jim) Burns; grandchildren, Adam and Emily Bentson, Joe and Ben Burns; many family members and friends. Mass of Christian Burial Friday, May 5, 2017 at 11:00 AM, Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie (952-941-3150) with visitation starting at 10:00 AM. Interment Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Huber Funeral & Cremation Services Eden Prairie Chapel 952-949-4970 huberfunerals.com
Smith, Earl J. of Eden Prairie, MN was born June 25, 1926 and passed away January 20, 2017 at the age of 90. Son of Earl & Gladys Smith born in Minne apolis, MN. Graduate St Thomas Academy in 1945 where he was an avid football player. Earl married Jeanne M. Emerson on 8/27/1949. Earl's career started with the Teamsters Local 975 as Secretary/Treasurer. He spent 18 years as a Teamster. Earl went to work for Federal Mediation and Conciliation in 1964. He retired from FMC in 1990 at age 64. Earl was an avid golfer and played regularly until he was 86. Earl was preceded in death by his spouse Jeanne (Emerson), parents Earl and Gladys, sister Gloria (Bandy), grandson Matthew and close friend Doe Callahan. He is survived by sister Kathryn, brother Paul, his 4 sons Michael (Karen) Bemidji, Dave (Jo Ann) Puposky, Dan (Barbara) Minnetonka and Patrick (Kristi) Elk River, 9 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. His celebration of life will be at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN. Family gathering 10am, service 11am on Saturday (4/29) with lunch to follow service at the church. Burial immediately following the lunch at Pleasant Hill cemetery next to the Pax Christi church. Family asks memorials be directed to Pax Christi Catholic Community or N.C. Little Hospice House Edina. We thank the staff of North Memorial Hospice and N.C. Little Hospice for the care he received his last days. The family has set up a fund for the employees of N.C. Little Hospice House. Huber Funeral & Cremation Services Eden Prairie Chapel 952-949-4970 huberfunerals.com
Wilcox, Robert W. Lt. Col. USAF (Ret) Age 96 of Melbourne, FL. Formerly of Rice Lake, WI, died April 11, 2017. Preceded in death by Lorraine E. and daughter Mary Jean Wilcox. Sur- vived by children, Susan (Terry) Watkins of Gainesville, VA. Robert W.Jr. (Mary), Eden Prairie, MN , Michael J.(Gay), Eau Claire, WI; grandchildren Brian (Kaye) Schrinel, Aaron (Angie) Schrinel, Laura Wilcox, Amanda Wilcox, Gary (Jamie) Wilcox, Brittany and Bridgett Franz; great grandchildren, Andrew, Emma, Katie, Tyler, Jordan, and Jake; nieces, nephews & friends. He served in WWII as a bomber pilot with over 73 missions in Europe including D-Day. Bob was a sweet, wise and very humble man. He loved hugs and blowing kisses. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred. Mass of Christian Burial 11 AM Friday, April 21 at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. Visitation 1 hour prior to Mass at the church and also Thursday, April 20, 5-7 PM at Washburn-McReavy Eden Prairie Chapel. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Washburn-McReavy.com Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400 7625 Mitchell Rd. (1 blk. N. of Hwy 5)
Maher, Walter J. "Joe" age 89 of Brooklyn Center, passed away peacefully April 12, 2017. Preceded in death by parents; wife, Josephine; and siblings. Sur vived by sisters-in-law, Carol Maher, Billie Maher & Mary (Norman) Trudeau; many nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass 10:00 AM, Thurs., April 20 with visitation one hour prior at Pax Christi Catholic Church, 12100 Pioneer Trl, Eden Prairie. Interment Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials preferred to donor's favorite charity. Washburn-McReavy.com Werness Brothers 952-884-8145
Deegan, Paul J. of Eden Prairie passed away on April 3, 2017 after a long illness. He was born to Ray and Ellen (Coughlin) Deegan on March 19, 1937 in Mankato, MN. A 1955 graduate of Loyola High School, Mankato, MN, he was active in athletics and debate. A highlight of his life was being inducted into the Loyola Hall of Fame in 2004. After graduating from the University of Minnesota in 1959 with a degree in journalism, he was a sports writer for the Minnesota Daily. On September 24, 1960, he married Dorothy Schreiner at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in New Ulm, MN. They lived briefly in Austin before moving to Mankato where he was a reporter and editor at the Mankato Free Press and later wrote for the Catholic Bulletin. Throughout his life, Paul loved reading and writing. He wrote over 80 children's books. He was an avid runner, tennis player, sports enthusiast, and one of the founders of the Mankato Little League. Paul had a passion for learning and served on the Mankato School board where he was chairman for five years. He perfected the art of conversation and leaves behind many life-long friends. We will all miss his Irish wit. Paul & Dorothy eventually moved to Eden Prairie, where they have resided since 1989. Paul was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Dorothy, and their children; Lisa Frandsen (Joseph) of Eden Prairie, Michael (Susan) of Chanhassen, John (Lisa) of Shakopee; eight grandchildren, Megan (Andrew Burt), Matt, Nick, Katie, Mollie, Ryan, McKenna and Jack; brother Daniel Deegan (Barb) of Edina, and many nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, April 7th, 11 a.m. at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, with visitation one hour before the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to St. Gertrude's Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1850 Sarazin St., Shakopee, MN 55379, in gratitude for the love and care shown to Paul the past two years. Washburn-McReavy.com Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400
Smith, Corinne Jane age 83 of Bloomington, Minnesota died March 30th, 2017 at her home in Friendship Village. Born to the late Henry and Elizabeth Schneider on March 10, 1934 in Rego Park, NY, she is survived by her siblings Carol (Joseph), Mary Ellen (Anthony), and Henry (Karen). Corinne is also survived by her loving husband James of 60 years; five children, Nancie (Will), James (Carol), Michael (Cara), Peter (Liz) and Patrick (Meredith); twelve grandchildren, Alise (Jason), Daniel, Claire (Mark), Matthew (Molly), Megan, Will, Mara, Brad, Stephen, Marika, Sarah, and Grayson; three great-grandchildren, Ingrid, Madeleine, and Ivy. The oldest of four children, Corinne was raised to be a strong and independent woman. Spending summers on the beach in Rocky Point, NY she developed her love of the water and a passion for swimming she maintained her entire life. The wife of an airline pilot who flew for Minneapolis based Northwest Airlines which relocated Corinne and Jim to Minnesota in 1958 where she raised her family. In addition to swimming, Corinne loved to sew, making most of her own clothes and to cook, never ever making anything that came out of a box. Her single biggest passion however, was her family. She passed the resourcefulness and strength of character her father instilled in her onto her children and her grandchildren. She said recently, "I didn't do anything that important, but I did it every day." Her family would beg to differ, citing the importance of what they witnessed in her as she demonstrated how to love unconditionally in her marriage to James over 60 years, the importance of faith in her life and her commitment to the strength of family. There will be a visitation at 10 AM, April 5 at Pax Christi Catholic Church (12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55347) followed by a funeral service and lunch.
August 30, 1950 - March 24, 2017 Age 66, passed away peacefully at his home in Inver Grove Heights surrounded by family after a battle with leukemia. He will be deeply missed by beloved wife Ginny (Moravec); sons Steve (Theresa), Chris (Christine), Greg (Sarah); treasured grandchildren Will, Maddie, Sammy, Mikey, Jake, Max, Cooper, Nathan, Reese; and his three sisters, Bette (Don) Pilger, Karen (Jim) Winters, and Mary Jo (Craig) Brownell. Preceded in death by parents, Albert & Marion, and grandson, Nicholas. Al grew up and raised his family in Highland Park, St. Paul. He was a familiar figure around town, especially on the ballfields with his kids and grandkids. Al was most happy at home enjoying the company of his family and friends. He made all feel welcomed with his warm smile, great sense of humor, and fully-stocked bar. He loved spending time with Ginny and the kids, attending the grandkids' activities, fishing, golfing, planning haunted houses, Easter egg hunts, themed birthday parties, and the annual family vacation to the lake. Al is already missed beyond measure and will never be forgotten. Special thanks to Dr. Erica Warlick and the amazing caregivers at the University of Minnesota Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinic and hospital. Visitation Tuesday, March 28, from 4:00-7:00pm at O'Halloran & Murphy (575 Snelling Ave, St. Paul). Funeral service Wednesday, March 29, 10:00am at Lumen Christi Catholic Church (2055 Bohland Ave, St. Paul), visitation prior to service from 9:00 to 10:00am. Interment Resurrection Cemetery.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Funeral Mass: 11:00am
Nelson, June V. age 81, of Bloomington and Scottsdale, AZ passed away March 12, 2017. Preceded in death by parents, Melvin and Gladys; and sister, Marion. Survived by her high school sweatheart, love of her life and husband of 61 years, Wayne; children, Jim Nelson, Dave (Vanessa) Nelson and Sandra (Jerry) Johnson; 6 granddaughters, Molly, Abby, Samantha, Alison Whitney (fiance Andrew), Jackie Whitney and Stephanie Whitney Spangler (Kent); great-grandson, Killian Wayne Spangler; also survived by her lifetime friend, Barb O'Brien. June's biggest joys in life were her grandchildren and traveling with Wayne. Memorials preferred to Bridging. Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, March 21, 11 AM at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. Visitation one hour prior to Mass at the church and also Monday, March 20, from 5-8 PM at: Washburn-McReavy.com Werness Brothers 952-884-8145 2300 W. Old Shakopee Rd.
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Funeral Mass: 11:00am
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Evers, Scott age 52, of Eden Prairie, died peacefully at his home on March 5, 2017. Scott grew up in Dyersville, Iowa, attended Iowa State University and had a successful career in Information Systems Management, most recently working for Born Information Systems and Department 56. Scott lived life to its fullest while battling ALS for almost 19 years. Despite his disability and spending the last five years in a wheelchair, Scott was always cheerful and was devoted to his wife and four sons. He encouraged his sons to do the right thing and give their best. Until this past year it was rare for Scott to miss any of his sons' events; baseball for all, football, hockey, choir, or band. Scott always had a twinkle in his eye and a kind word for all. He had a strong faith, enjoyed studying the Bible, spreading the word and inspiring others to live their lives in Christ. It was his wish to inspire others in the faith in hopes that we all be joined once again in God's Heavenly Kingdom. Scott is survived by his wife Kristi, sons, Erik, Zach, Craig & Kenneth; mother Jane, brothers Aaron and Bradd, sister Paula, mother-in-law Suellen Karow, brother and sisters-in-law: Courtney Evers, Sara, Jim & Tonya Karow, aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, cousins and many friends. Scott was preceded in death by his father Gary. Visitation will be at Huber Funeral Home in Eden Prairie, 16394 Glory Lane, from 5:30 to 8:30 on Friday, March 10th. Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, March 11th, at 11 am with visitation one hour prior, at Pax Christi Catholic Parrish in Eden Prairie, 12100 Pioneer Trail. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the ALS Association or Hospice of the Twin Cities preferred. Huber Funeral & Cremation Service Eden Prairie Chapel 952-949-4970 huberfunerals.com.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Funeral Mass: 11:00am
Bugman, Clare (Clarence) age 87, of Plymouth, MN, died peacefully surrounded by family on 2/24/2017. Preceded in death by parents and son, Thomas. Survived by loving wife of 64 years, Inez; son, James; daughters, Linda and Lisa; 6 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and sister, Shirley. Clare spent more than 50 years in the food business in both Minnesota and New York. A man of many interests, most important was his family, whom he loved dearly. Visitation at Washburn-McReavy Eden Prairie Chapel, on Feb. 27 (4-7 PM), and 10-11 AM Feb. 28 before the Mass of Christian Burial at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie at 11 AM. Lunch to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Park Nicollet Hospice.
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Funeral Mass: 11:00am
Gillham, Harry G. Age 80, of Bloomington, passed away February 17, 2017. Preceded in Heaven by parents, Dr. Harry J. and Mary Gillham; sister, Gay. Harry traveled the Midwest for 40 years as a sales rep. for women's outerwear manufacturers. He loved to laugh and tell stories. Survived by loving wife, Susan; sons, Harry (H.J.) and James; beloved granddaughter, Eleanor; sister, Noni; dear nieces and nephews; family and friends. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday (2/23), 11:00 AM with visitation starting at 10:00 AM at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trl., Eden Prairie. Private interment Resurrection Cemetery, Mendota Heights. Memorials preferred to the family.
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Funeral Mass: 11:00am
Brenckman, Sean Jeffrey age 34 of Eden Prairie, passed away January 21, 2017. He was preceded in death by his grandparents. He is survived by wife, Elizabeth; parents, Kim and Rae Ann; sister, Sarah (Hans) Leida; nephews, Levi, Sam, and Miles Leida; and many other loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Sean earned his Eagle Scout award, played for the Eden Prairie drumline, and was captain of the University of St. Thomas cross country team. After college, he worked for Ameriprise Financial for most of his career and completed his Certified Financial Analyst designation. An avid outdoorsman, golfer, and runner, Sean loved being out in nature. He hiked 2,655 miles on the Pacific Coast Trail in 2015. His spontaneous spirit and sense of humor will always be remembered. A service will be held at 11:00am Saturday, January 28 at Pax Christi Catholic Church, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN 55347, with a visitation beginning at 10:00am. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Pacific Crest Trail Association (pcta.org) or to Pax Christi (paxchristi.com). Huber Funeral Home Eden Prairie Chapel (952) 949-4970 huberfunerals.com
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