Today’s Obituaries Monday, December 9, 2019

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Robert B. Bellefeuille

Bellefeuille, Robert B. Age 95, of Bloomington passed away on December 7th, 2019. Preceded in death by wife, Ruth (Haselkamp); parents; and 8 brothers. Survived by children, Nancy (Jim) Adsem, Lorraine (Ron) Jensen, Barbara (Mark) Nasby, James (Jean) Bellefeuille and Michael (Cindy) Bellefeuille; 10 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; brother-in-law, Herb Hasel kamp; many nieces and nephews. Funeral services 11:00 am, Friday, December 13th at MN Masonic Home Chapel, 11411 Masonic Home Drive, Bloomington. Visitation Thursday, December 12th from 5-7pm at Morris Nilsen Chapel, 6527 Portland Ave. S., Richfield and one hour prior to the service. Interment Dawn Valley Cemetery. Morris Nilsen Chapel 612-869-3226

Michael Joseph Chatras

Chatras, Michael Joseph age 61, of Edina. Passed away Dec. 4, 2019. Preceded in death by mother, Melanie Chatras. He is survived by his beloved wife, Pamela Chatras of 27 years; 2 sons, Samuel & Chad; father Edmund Chatras; sister, Kimberly DeVries; as well as many family & friends. Mike worked at Detector Electronics as an Electro-Mechanical Assembler for 38 years. A memorial gathering to celebrate Mike's life will be at Immanuel Lutheran Church of Eden Prairie, Dec. 10th 2-5PM.

Joann Theresa Eiserman

Eiserman, Joann Theresa Age 87, of Bloomington, passed away on December 6, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Eiserman, parents Isadore and Clara Zahler, and 5 siblings. She is survived by son, Jerry (Tammy Monson) Eiserman; daughter, Sue (Wally) Suparat; grandchildren, Justin (Michelle), Andy and Sarah Suparat; Tom (Brittany) and Ryan Eiserman; great-grandchildren Lexi, Ben, Jack, Meg, Kate, Nathan, Owen and Ella; sister, Grace Becker; brother, John (Patti) Zahler. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, December 13th 11 AM at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church, 901 E. 90th St, Bloomington. Visitation 1 hour prior to Mass. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Bloomington 952-888-7771

Robert 'Bob' Goering

Goering, Robert "Bob" Age 87 and formerly of Eagan went home to his Lord on Dec. 4, 2019. Survived by wife of 61 years, Joan; Children, Bradley, Jacqueline, and Bobby. Mass of Christian Burial Fri., Dec. 13th at 10:30 a.m. The Church of St. Peter, 6790 Nicollet Ave. S, Richfield, MN. Visitation 1 hr. prior to Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to St. Jude Children's Hospital. PO Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101-9929. MINNEAPOLIS, MN 612-861-6088

Stan Lambesis

Lambesis, Stan Aristotle Peter ("Stan") Lambesis 96, has joined our loving Creator at 6AM Tuesday, December 2, 2019 in his home in Phoenix, Arizona. Stan was born on November 20, 1923 in the Great Depression in Chicago, Illinois to Peter and Persephone Lambesis. He volunteered for duty in the US Army and served in Europe during WWII just like his father who was severely wounded while serving in the US Army during WWI. He married his loving wife of 32 years, Suzanne Buchen, on December 24, 1950 who preceded him in death on May 18, 1982. Stan is survived by his son, Nicholas (Nick) Lambesis and Nick's wife Vicki Lambesis and four sons: Christopher, Nikos, Timothy and Michael and six grandchildren. Stan was a longtime resident of Minneapolis and later Rancho Santa Fe, CA. He worked at Town and Country Club in St. Paul for 40 years as the Auditor and was active in the Minneapolis Rotary Club. He was a shining example of the Greatest Generation. He loved his family, hard work - sometimes working two and three jobs - and was the person most likely to help out other family members in need but stingy about spending money on himself. He also loved sports and while in Minneapolis, he went to Gopher and Viking games regularly with his good friend Arnie Kunde and later Charger games with Terry Lucas when he lived in the Rancho Santa Fe. There is a graveside ceremony at 11 AM on December 12th at Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis and will be attended by Father George Dokos. The family is planning a Celebration of Life event sometime in January in Phoenix, Arizona. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church at 3450 Irving Ave South, Minneapolis MN 55408 USA.

Miller Franklin Myers

Myers, Miller Franklin 90, passed away on December 4, 2019 in Naples, Florida at home with his wife, Janet, by his side as she has been for 68 years. Miller was born in Aberdeen, South Dakota to Virginia (Miller) and Burton Myers, living his early years in Redfield and Fargo before his family moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota. He graduated from the University of Minnesota High School, College and Law School after which he began his career in business. As chairman and chief executive officer, he was instrumental in the formation and expansion of International Dairy Queen. He was also an investor and advisor to numerous other companies. He loved the game of golf, with nine holes in one, and was a determined competitor, especially when it came to the last, deciding putt. Miller was an avid gardener and cultivated his friendships like his gardens. Miller and Jan loved their years on Lake Minnetonka. Miller is remembered for his indomitable spirit and dedication to his family. He made an impression on all who knew him. He will be sorrily missed. He is survived by his wife Janet (Rylander) Myers, daughters Leslie (Alain) Frecon, Claudia (Doug) Whiteley, and Georgianna (Wyatt) Decker, son Burton F. Myers II (Chip), sisters Mary McVay and Martha Head, as well as nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He was adored by his grandchildren. A special thank you to his doctor, nurses and caregivers for their loving care during his final days at home. A gathering for friends and family will be held at Wilderness Country Club in January, 2020. Memorials can be made to The First Tee of Naples/Collier or The Evans Scholars Foundation.

Robert 'Bob' Rotenberg, M.D.

Rotenberg, Robert "Bob", M.D. of Las Vegas, Nevada, formerly of Minneapolis, Minnesota, peacefully passed away December 5, 2019 at home with his family at the age of 95. He was preceded in death by parents Gussie and Morris, sisters Gloria Joseph and Florence Hoffman, and brothers David and Max. He is survived by his sons Mitchell (Debra Strehlow) and Daniel, granddaughter Olivia, sister Shirley Latts, brother Samuel and many loving nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the many caregivers and medical professionals for all their loving care over the years. Bob was a proud and patriotic army veteran who served overseas in World War II in the Indian subcontinent. After his tour of military duty ended, he attended the University of Minnesota for undergraduate education, medical school and subsequently a master's degree in business administration. As a family practice physician, he established the McNair Medical Clinic in north Minneapolis. Robert served as Chief of Staff at North Memorial Medical Center and held a Department of Family Practice clinical teaching appointment at the University of Minnesota medical school. Bob enjoyed biking, fishing trips with extended family, Minnesota sports teams, travel, reading, spending time with family, attending his granddaughter's sports and her other school activities. Services will be held Wednesday, December 11 at 10:15 AM at Adath Chesed Shel Emes Cemetery, 3740 Winnetka Ave N. Crystal, MN 55427. A gathering of family and friends will follow at noon at the Oak Ridge Country Club, 700 Oak Ridge Road, Hopkins, MN. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Robert Rotenberg to the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas, 12 North 12th St, Suite 480, Minneapolis, MN 55403 or The University of Minnesota Medical Foundation, 200 Oak St SE, Suite 500, Minneapolis, MN 55455 Hodroff-Epstein 612-871-1234

Philip Edward Tollefson

Tollefson, Philip Edward 90, after a life well spent in faith, has gone on to an everlasting life in Heaven. From Duluth and Crystal, Phil leaves behind a large and loving family who will miss him including his children, Bob (Leigh), Ellen Jo Hinrichs (Jesse), Karen Poseley, Ken, Kathy, and Karolyn Hinrichs; 16 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; his sister Ardy Senfleben; and many nieces and nephews. Greeting him in Heaven are his wife of 50 years - Marguerite, parents Tollef (Ted) and Myrtle, brother Dale, son Jack and grandson Jonathan. Phil served in the Korean War. He resolutely accepted Christ into his life after experiencing a few of life's detours and has practiced and graciously shared God's Word and love since that time. He was a graphic designer with many loves in addition to family and friends, such as cars, ping pong, golf, bowling and sweets! A celebration of his joy of life will be Friday, Dec. 20, 2019 at 11:00 with luncheon following at Park Harbor Church, St. Louis Park. Memorials preferred to Park Harbor Church or New Life Family Services.

Rudolph Louis Vraspir

Vraspir, Rudolph Louis Rudy Vraspir, age 81, passed away peacefully on November 9, 2019 surrounded by loving family. Rudy grew up in Hopkins, MN, graduated from Hopkins High School in 1956, and played guitar as a member of the Lamplighters quartet which was the official quartet of the Minneapolis Aquatennial. He kept in touch with many from his class and loved helping to plan his high school reunions. He called Edina and Bloomington home until 2000 when, after 45 years of service as a dedicated employee of the Star Tribune, Rudy and his wife, Lynn retired to Sun Lakes, AZ. Rudy was a beloved member of the community and was a long time golfer and former Board Member and President of the Oakwood Men's Nine Hole Golf League. He and Lynn enjoyed traveling including favorite cruises to Australia, New Zealand, Alaska, and Jamaica. Rudy is preceded in death by his wife Lynn Vraspir, father Louis Vraspir, and son Jeff Crute. He is survived by his 103 year old mother, Evelyn; his sister, Joan; his children Monica Kuhl (Brian), Krissy Gentry (Eric), Kevin Crute, Sean Crute (Lola), Lisa Boone (Bob); grandchildren Nathan Kuhl (Michelle), Noah Gentry, Sophia Gentry, Kelly Crute, Max Crute, Victoria Crute, Tyler Spah, Corey Spah; great granddaughter Lucy Kuhl and nieces, nephews, and cousins. A Celebration of Life will be held on December 14 from 1-4pm at the Plymouth Creek Center in the Plymouth Room, 14800 34th Ave N, Plymouth, MN 55447. A celebration for local friends and family was held in Sun Lakes, Arizona.

Corinne Wolfson

Wolfson, Corinne age 92, of Lilydale, passed away on December 7, 2019. Preceded in death by parents, Max and Lillian Levy; grandchild, Sam Wolfson; and daughter-in-law, Patricia Wolfson. Survived by husband, Stanley; children, Barri (Gary) Gilbert, Randee (Paul Hoffman) Rosenfeld and Bruce (Mary) Wolfson; grandchildren, Rebecca (James) Lesure, Michael (Lisa) Freeman and Tamara (Greg) Rosenfeld; great-grandchildren, Ian, Ari, Noah and Eliza; and sister, Suzanne (Stanley) Leonard. Funeral service 1:30 pm on MONDAY, December 9th, at MOUNT ZION TEMPLE, 1300 Summit Ave. SHIVA 7:00 pm on Monday at Lilydale Senior Living, Lilydale. Hodroff- Epstein 612-871-1234