Today’s Obituaries Thursday, December 12, 2019

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Lucille Filipiak 'Lucy' Fabeck

Fabeck, Lucille "Lucy" Filipiak Age 102, passed away Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at her home at Northwoods Villa, Grand Rapids, MN. Preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Florian Filipiak and Clarence Fabeck; son, Richard Filipiak; four brothers; one sister; and one grandson, Leon Harwood. Lucy is survived by her daughter, Antonia "Flipper" Filipiak of Minneapolis, MN; son, William (Alice) Filipiak of Cohasset, MN; step-sons, Jerry (Dede) Fabeck of Duluth, MN; , Dan Fabeck of Minneapolis, MN; daughter-in-law, Debra Filipiak of Grand Rapids, MN; 16 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; six great great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 10:00 AM at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Grand Rapids, MN followed by the 11:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial. Fr. Seth Gogolin will officiate. Burial will be at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Kettle River, MN.

Thomas Lee Frolichman

Frolichman, Thomas Lee 7/27/1989 12/4/2019 On Wednesday, December 4th 2019, at the age of 30, Thomas Lee Frolichman, beloved son, brother, and friend, pass-ed away from cardiac arrest after losing a long and arduous battle with addiction. Thomas was born on July 27th 1989 in St. Paul, MN to Lisa Frolichman and Harold Frolichman. He received his high school diploma from Guad-alupe Alternative Program and dabbled in many practices over the years. He earned multiple certificates in different fields, such as ceramic and tile construction, small business management and bartending. He lived in Eden Prairie with his mother, Lisa Frolichman; her boyfriend, Bob Jerlstrom and his daughter, Autumn Jerlstrom. Thomas is survived by his mother, Lisa Frolichman (Bob Jerlstrom); father, Harold Frolichman; sister, Katie Evert (Clayton Evert), many cousins, aunts, uncles, extended family members and friends. Thomas was a hilariously, vibrant young man who, everyone joked, would make the best "Grumpy Old Man". Please join us for A Celebration of Life (memorial service) at Hilton Garden Inn, Garden Room, 6330 Point Chase Rd, Eden Prairie, MN 55344, Sat. Dec. 14th, 2pm. A limb has fallen from our family tree that says grieve not for me. Remember the best times, the laughter, the song, the good life I lived, when I was strong. Thomas is now standing on the lighted path with all the spirits in the sky.

Katherine Irene Hersom

Hersom, Katherine Irene Age 91 of Side Lake, MN passed away December 10, 2019. Preceded in death by husband, Rodney Hersom; daughter, Joyce and son, Paul Hersom; brothers and sisters, George, Frank, Richard, Jean, Mary, Doris and Joyce. Survived by sons and daughters, Gary (Valerie) Enfield, Roger (Kim) Enfield, Karen Hersom, Marlene Hersom, Rodney Hersom, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, brother, Donald McDonough; sister, Dorothy Bonato; also many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Funeral service Saturday, December 14, 11am with visitation 1 hour prior to service at: Glen Haven Chapel 763-533-8643 5125 W. Broadway, Crystal

George M. Hockert

Hockert, George M. Age 79 of Chanhassen, formerly of Oakdale, MN passed away December 6. Born in Alexandria, MN on January 7, 1940. Raised on a farm near Lake Moses. He was baptised and confirmed at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Millerville, MN. Attended Seven Dolors Catholic School for eight years and then Brandon High School and graduated in 1957. George went in to the Army in the fall of 1958. He returned home and started work at Korkowski's Implement in Brandon, MN as a partsman. On June 10, 1961 he married Joan Pischke in Millerville. Together they have four children. While raising his family, George was an active member of the Army Reserves for over 30 years. He continued as a partsman/shop foreman in the trucking industry. George was an avid sports fan and had an uncanny memory for trivial sport's statistics. He loved his Vikings, Twins and attending sporting events that his grandchildren and great grandchildren participated in. He was always up for a good game of cards. He spent his time in the summer caring for his yard and flower beds. In his younger years, he loved to fish, hunt and travel. In retirement, he worked for Enterprise as a chase driver. He is survived by his loving wife Joan of 58 years and his children Pam (Brian) Freese, Cindy Hockert, Sandy (Brian) Gora, George (Rachele) Hockert; his grandchildren he thought the world of include Carlie Freese, Rebecca Freese, Allison (Mitch) Johnson, Blake Hockert, Ariel Olson, Gabby Olson and McKenzie Benson and great grandsons Trey and Travis Sanders; brothers Tom Hockert and Dennis (Randi) Hockert; sisters Carol Bitzen, Mary Ann (Dick) Daas, Linda (Larry) Wittwer; sister in-law Diane Hockert and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents George P. and Rose (Thoennes); brother John; brother in-law James Bitzen and sister in-law Marianne Hockert. Memorial Mass Saturday, December 14 at 11:00 AM at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Willmar, MN. Visitation one hour prior to Mass. Memorials preferred to Little Hospice 7019 Lynmar Lane, Edina 55435 or donor's choice. Cremation Society of MN, Edina, MN 952-924-4100

Ronald E. Huebschen

Huebschen, Ronald E. Born March 30th, 1926 died on December 9th, 2019. He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis after 64 years of marriage. She died on November 11th, 2011. From 1952 to 1988 he taught American History at Osseo High School. He is survived by his three daughters, Sandra Wood, Nancy Cariolano and Karen (Bruce) Fulton; 7 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Also survived by his sister, Joyce Karg and brother, Jerome Huebschen. Funeral service Wednesday 12/18/19 at 11AM at Zion Lutheran Church, 1601 S. 4th Ave Anoka, MN. Visitation will be one hour prior before the service. Private burial to follow at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Glen Haven Chapel 763-533-8643

Lorraine W. Johnson

Johnson, Lorraine W. age 96 of Mpls, MN, passed away on December 9, 2019. Preceded in death by husband, Ernest V. Johnson. Survived by sons, David (Leigh) and Gary (Lynn) Johnson; daughter, Denise (Glenn) Sonnee; grandchildren, Christopher, Erik and Amy; and 4 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30-10:30 AM with Hymn Sing at 10:30 AM and funeral service at 11 AM on Saturday, December 14 at South Suburban Evangelical Free Church, 12600 Johnny Cake Ridge Road, Apple Valley. Private interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred. Nokomis Park Chapel 612-721-1651

Arlene E. Keppel

Keppel, Arlene E. Age 74 of Elk River died Dec. 9, 2019 at her home in Big Lake Township. Survived by husband Geary of Elk River; children, Tim (Aleah) Keppel of Princeton; Makayla (Rukshan) Wijeratne of Elk River; Mike (Jilliann) Keppel of Big Lake; Mary (Jeff) Stroad of Crystal. Mass of Christian burial will be at 11:00am Monday, December 16, 2019 at Mary of The Visitation Catholic Church in Big Lake. Burial will follow at Our Lady of The Lake Catholic Cemetery in Big Lake. Visitation 4:00-8:00pm Sunday, December 15th at the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Big Lake and also one hour prior to services Monday at the church in Big Lake. Prayer service at 7:00pm on Sunday evening at the funeral home in Big Lake. Williams Dingmann Funeral Home (763) 452-2500

Wilda Ileen (Velander) Klappa

Klappa, Wilda Ileen (Velander) Age 83, of Cold Spring, MN, died on Dec. 10, 2019. Survived by her children, Steve (Sue), Diane (Terry) Lee, Lynn Keate, Julie (David) Ferry and Chuck (Debbi); 15 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brother, Charles Velander. Memorial Service on Fri., Dec. 13, 2019, 1:30 pm at Wenner Funeral Home, Richmond (151 Oakwood Ave. S.E.) with visitation one hour prior at the funeral home. Wenner Funeral Home, Richmond 320-685-7762.

Emily Ruth Marcy

Marcy, Emily Ruth Age 50, passed away on December 6, 2019. Survived by her children, Paris Marcy of Minnetonka, MN, Bradley Marcy of Minneapolis, MN and Paige Marcy of St. Louis Park, MN; her siblings, Nicholas (Debbie) Gratz of Andover, MN, Lawrence (Holly) Gratz of Plymouth, MN, Michael (Christy) Gratz of Hiram, GA, Bernard Andrew (Brenda) Gratz of Dallas, GA, and Dena Finley of Clarksville, TN; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded by her parents, Jeannine (Nelson) Gratz Marcy and Robert James Marcy. A Celebration of Life will be held 3:00-6:00 p.m. on Friday, December 20, 2019 at the Hamel Community Building, 3200 Mill Street, Hamel, MN 55340. Memorials preferred to Meals on Wheels,

Sheryl Ann (Sorter) Miller

Miller, Sheryl Ann (Sorter) 52 years old. Sheryl was taken from family and friends on Dec 6th. She was tragically hit in an accident while walking to work Dec 6th at 6am. She is preceded in death by grandparents, parents Ernest and Delores Sorter. Sheryl is survived by her loving husband Edward Miller, three children and four grandkids. Ed and Sheryl met when they were in junior high school, dated for several years. They then married on April 15th, 1989. Together they raised their children Jeremy, Joshua, and Katelyn. Then went on to enjoy their grandchildren Shaye, Breanna, Stefan, and Logan. She was always happy to see them and she was their rock. Sheryl will always be remembered for her smile, hugs, encouragement, and kindness for the whole community. Her brightness will always be in our hearts, and her memories will live on. Sheryl will be strongly missed. Memorial service at Miller Funeral Home, 6210 Hwy 65 NE - Fridley, on Saturday, Dec 14 at 11:00am with visitation one hour prior. Miller Fridley 763-571-1300

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