Today’s Obituaries Tuesday, November 12, 2019

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Judith Ellen 'Judy' (Anderson) Bartz

Bartz, Judith Ellen "Judy" (Anderson) Born Sept. 8, 1938 in St. Paul to Archie E. Anderson & Eleanor (Burcalow) Anderson. Died Nov. 10, in St. Paul, MN. Preceded in death by parents and step-mother, Phyllis and son-in-law, Pat Walsh. Survived by husband, Richard; daughters, Brenda Walsh of St. Paul and Karla Morgan (Jeffery) of Nowthen; granddaughters, Natalia Olson (Justin) & Dominika Walsh. A graduate of Minnehaha Academy and Macalester College. Three generations graduated from Minnehaha, Judy, her father and her two daughters. Visitation Wed. Nov 13, 4-8 PM at the Roseville Memorial Chapel,. Memorial Service Thursday, Nov. 14, 2PM at the Roseville Covenant Church, 2865 Hamline Ave. N. Roseville, MN. Memorials preferred to the Roseville Covenant Church, Minnehaha Academy or donor's choice. Private interment in Oak Hill Cemetery, So. St. Paul, MN. Special thanks to the Allina Hospice team and Lyngblomsten Staff. Arr. By Roseville Memorial Chapel, 2245 N. Hamline Ave., Roseville MN 55113 651-631-2727


Thomas J. Beckfeld

Beckfeld, Thomas J. age 61 of Big Lake died Sunday. Survived by loving family: daughter Kelly (Shaun) Cardinal; grandchildren Kaitlyn and Elizabeth; mother Mary Beckfeld; siblings Beth (Ross) Ewalt, Amy (Chris) Brynteson, Bill (Mary) Beckfeld, Paul (Kathy) Beckfeld, Jody Smith. Celebration of Life 4-8 PM Friday, November 15, 2019 at American Legion Post 150 (233 S. Olive St.) in Waconia. Interment St. John's Catholic Cemetery in Jordan. Arrangements with Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia. 952-442-2121 johnsonfh.com


Richard C. Bradford

Bradford, Richard C. age 83 of Apple Valley, passed away peacefully on November 8, 2019. Richard served his country as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force. He then flew for Northwest/Delta Airlines for 30+ years before his retirement. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ethel and Harold Bradford. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Barbara Jean Bradford; children, Lynnette Howze, Susan (Chuck Larson) Bradford, Christine Leiker, Stephanie (Deb) Bradford- Schumaker, and Seth (Kayte) Bradford; grandchildren 18; great grandchildren 9 and brother, Brent (Jann) Bradford, also by other relatives and friends. Funeral service will be held 11 AM Monday, November 18, 2019 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 651 Southcross Dr., Burnsville, MN with a visitation 1 hr prior to service at church. Richard served as the first Bishop of the Burnsville Ward Building, and also served many other callings in the church. Interment will take place at the Fort Snelling National Cemetery. White Funeral Home 952-432-2001 Condolences: whitefuneralhomes.com


Gordon V. 'Gordy' Clemens

Clemens, Gordon V. "Gordy" (August 2, 1930 November 7, 2019) Age 89, passed away peacefully at Ark on The River in Anoka on November 7, 2019. Gordon was born and raised in the small farming community of Northville, SD (between Aberdeen and Redfield). He was the 3rd of nine children. In 1959 he married Shirley Clemens in Minneapolis, MN. After Gordon completed high School in Northville SD, he joined the Air Force and served 4 years working as a radar technician. After his discharge, he worked on fighter planes for American Aviation in Los Angeles. When he moved to MN he took a position as a U.S. Postal Mail Carrier in Anoka/Coon Rapids where he worked until retirement. After retirement, he pursued one of his passions (hobbies) of buying and refurbishing antiques and selling his treasures at a consignment store in Lindstrom MN. Gordon and Shirley spent their summers on Lake Geneva in Alexandria, MN. Preceding Gordon are his parents, Verne and Josephine (Elsom) Clemens, brothers Bernard, Cornelius, and Lawrence Clemens (passed away as an infant). Surviving Gordon is his wife of 60 years Shirley, his daughter Jo Ann, two sons Scott and Jay as well as two grandchildren Lily and Sam. He is also survived by brothers Darlo, Richard, Micky and sister MaryAnn. Gordon loved sports and spent 10 years coaching baseball, softball, and basketball when his children were young. He built a softball field and an ice-skating rink so that all the children in the neighborhood could participate in outdoor activities year-round. Gordon and his wife Shirley spent their summers on Lake Geneva in Alexandria, MN. Gordon will always be known as an entertaining storyteller. He had a twinkle in his eye and a contagious laugh; he was able to maintain his sense of humor until the very last days of his life. Gordon also had a large heart and cared deeply for his family, his relatives, and the community. He was quick to offer help to those who needed it; he was a champion for those he loved, always wanting the best and being there for others when they needed his support or advice. Gordon requested to be cremated so that his ashes could be scattered in a private family ceremony on his Grandfather's former farmland in South Dakota. His Grandfather (Joseph Elsom) had purchased the farmland in 1886; Gordon had a deep love and connection to his Grandfather's farm. Donations can be made in the name of Clemens Education Scholarship Fund, American Bank & Trust, P.O. Box 195, Mellette, SD 57461.


Ardith Coffey

Coffey, Ardith age 89 of Rosemount passed away Nov. 10, 2019. Funeral service, 11am Friday, Nov. 15, 2019 at White Funeral Home (14560 Pennock Ave) Apple Valley. Visitation one hour prior to the Service. Condolences: whitefuneralhomes.com


Ronald Erickson

Erickson, Ronald 72, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. Ron was preceded in death by parents Bernie and Colette Erickson and wife Ruth (Harwig). Survived by children Erin (Juan) Angelats and Mark (Maria) Erickson; grandchildren Gisela, Elin and Karolina. A memorial is planned for Ron on Sat. 11/16/2019 at 11 AM at St. George's Episcopal Church in St. Louis Park, MN. All condolences may be sent to : Erin Angelats, 6708 West Trail, Edina, MN 55439.


Karla L. (Hennessy) Geehan

Geehan, Karla L. (Hennessy) Age 57, of Chanhassen passed away at home after a courageous battle with cancer on November 5, 2019 surrounded by loving family. Preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Lorrayne O'Neill. Survived by devoted husband, Timothy; daughter, Alissa; son, Jonathan; stepson, Corey; sisters, Sherrill Bock, Lynda Carr (Paul), Marleen Smith (Jeff), Janice Weber (Ken) and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Memorial Service is Thursday, November 14th, 2:00 p.m. at Grace Church Eden Prairie Campus, Chapel (door 2), 9301 Eden Prairie Rd, Eden Prairie. A visitation will be one hour prior to service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society. Washburn-McReavy.com Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400


John William 'Bill' Hanlon, PhD

Hanlon, John William "Bill", PhD passed suddenly on Nov 7, 2019. Born June 27, 1937 in Aitkin, MN to James and Ellen Hanlon, the second of six boys. He earned his PhD in Agricultural Economics from the University of Minnesota. He had a long and varied academic and business career. He began as a professor of Economics at Depaw University and progressed through teaching and administrative positions at Northern Illinois University Winona State University, and Georgia State University. He was then the Executive Director of the Georgia Council on Economic Education.His academic career culminated with his serving as the Dean of the College of Business at James Madison University where he secured the first accreditation for the College of Business from the AACSB. Subsequently, he was the Chief Economist for New York's Commodity Exchange, an agricultural economist for General Foods and a corporate economist for The Linn Group in Chicago. In retirement, he was an adjunct professor of Economics and Finance at Saint Thomas University and Metropolitan State University. He was known and loved for his sense of humor, kindness, consideration for others and his intellectual curiosity. He was fascinated by philosophy and politics and relished a good discussion. He was eternally optimistic and maintained a positive outlook on the people around him and the possibilities of life. He was a thoughtful listener who provided valued guidance and advice and was always willing to lend a helping hand. He was a loyal friend to many. He enjoyed an occasional bingo game where he was known as "the one card wonder" and was always excited by a good hand of cards, especially with good company. His family was a great source of happiness and pride. Supporting the accomplishments and activities of his children and grandchildren was one of his greatest pleasures. Preceded in death by brothers Jimmy, Dick and Tom. He is survived by daughters Kathleen (David) Gesensway, Carolyn (Don) Sours, and Marianne McEvoy; brothers Terry (Kathy) Hanlon and Mike (Paulette) Hanlon; grandchildren Benjamin, Julia, and Elizabeth Gesensway; and Melody and Lorelai McEvoy; and many nieces and nephews. Service will be Friday November 15 at 11 am at St James Catholic Church, Aitkin, MN. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service with burial and lunch to follow. Memorials preferred to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.


Carol J. Hensel

Hensel, Carol J. Age 80 passed away peacefully on November 7, 2019. Preceded in death by her husband Kenneth L. Hensel and her parents, Clarence and Ruth Bensen. Survived by her daughters, Cindy (Corey) Bowes, Linda (Mike) Blair, LeeAnn Hensel; grandchildren Chris (Elsa) Hensel, Calvin (Erin) Bowes, Connor (Lisa) Blair, Addison Blair; great grandchildren Ethan, Finley; brother Tom (Karen) Bensen; other loving relatives and good friends. Carol loved her family and enjoyed her many years working for Spring Lake Park HS and made long lasting friendships with her coworkers. Funeral Service on November 14th at 2:00pm at Washburn-McReavy Funeral Home, 1827 Coon Rapids Blvd. Coon Rapids, MN, 55433, visitation will be one hour prior to service. Burial Service Saturday, November 16, 2019 at Resthaven Cemetery in Nevis, MN. Washburn-McReavy.com Coon Rapids Chapel 763-767-1000


Rose M. Kirchgasler

Kirchgasler, Rose M. age 89 of Richfield. Preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Arthur; and son, Jeffrey. Survived by sons Paul (Barb), Wayne (Patti), Dave (Julie); 8 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 Thursday, Nov. 14 at St. Peter's Catholic Church, 6730 Nicollet Ave S. Interment Ft. Snelling. Visitation one hour before mass at church. Morris Nilsen Chapel 612 869-3226 morrisnilsen.com