Today’s Obituaries Saturday, January 18, 2020

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Patricia A. Benbow

Benbow, Patricia A. Age 75 of Edina. Survived by husband, Joel; sons, David and Joshua; grandchildren, Jacob and Jenna; and 5 sisters. Memorial service Saturday, Feb. 1st at 11 AM, Edina Community Lutheran Church, 4113 West 54th St. with visitation 1 hour prior. If so desired, memorials may be directed to the Southern Poverty Law Center or Habitat for Humanity. Gill Brothers 612-861-6088

Marian Bendickson

Bendickson, Marian Age 88 of Cedar, formerly of North Mpls Former long term employee of Merwin Drugs. Survived by children Alice Countryman of Crystal, Donald Bendickson, David Bendickson of Minneapolis, Shirley Bendickson of Falcon Hts, Sandra Bendickson of Cedar, 6 grandchildren, 3 great grand; 3 siblings; preceded by husband Kermit, son Wayne, 3 siblings. Funeral: 12 Noon Monday (1/20) with visitation 1 hr prior at First Lutheran Church, 1000 S. Jay Ave. Rush City. Olson Chapel 320-358-4735

Dorothy Lurline (Barham) Berger

Berger, Dorothy Lurline (Barham) of Fridley, was born in New York City on October 27, 1924. She died January 15, 2020 at the age of 95. She obtained her 2nd master's degree in Social Work in 1966. In 1970, Dorothy founded Tasks Unlimited, a lodge program dedicated to helping people with serious mental illness. She worked for People, Incorporated as the director of Hewitt House from 1978 until her retirement in 1994. Dorothy had many friends and was engaged in her community and with her family. She is survived by her brother, Francis Barham and his sons and her sister Joyce Lazar and her children, her son, Robert, her daughter-in-law Kathleen Schmitt, her grandson Jon and his wife Jen and her three great grand-daughters, Anabelle, Lilah, and Clara. Funeral service 12 PM Monday January 20, 2020 at Gearhart Funeral Home 11275 Foley Blvd, Coon Rapids, MN burial following Morningside Memorial Gardens. Memorials appreciated to Tasks Unlimited. Gearhart Funeral Home 763-755-6300

Lynn Rochelle Bergerson

Bergerson, Lynn Rochelle Age 56 of Richfield passed away peacefully on 1-13-20. Survived by parents, Darlene and LeRoy; brothers, Dean (Colleen) and Dan (Lisa); sister, Lori (Scott) Meyer. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to Wingspan, 30 E. Plato Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55107. Memorial service Fri 1/24 at 11 AM with visitation 1 hour prior at Advent Lutheran Church, 9475 Jefferson Hwy., Maple Grove. Glen Haven Chapel 763-533-8643

Herbert N. Berzelius, Sr.

Berzelius, Herbert N., Sr. age 94, of Edina, passed away on January 15, 2020. A memorial service to be held in the spring. Complete notice later. Morris Nilsen Chapel 612-869-3226

Carl Wendell Bloomquist

Bloomquist, Carl Wendell Passed in peace 1/9/20 at the age of 93. Preceded in death by his loving wife of 59 years, Ruby. Survived by one sister. Loving father of Joanne and Wendy (Mike). Proud grandfather of Chelle (Scott) and Jeff (Kelly). Great grandfather of Alexa, Stella, Hank and Harper. Further survived by nieces, nephews, family and friends. Carl will be fondly remembered as a loving husband, father, and proud army veteran. Memorials preferred to the Alzheimer's Association. Memorial service Sat. 1/25/20 at 2:30pm with visitation 1 hour prior to service at: Glen Haven Chapel 763-533-8643 5125 W. Broadway, Crystal

Dorothy J. Boldon

Boldon, Dorothy J. age 94 of Plymouth, formerly of Bloomington. A wonderful wife, mother, grandma and great-grandma. Preceded in death by parents, Edward and Laura Kalland; brother, Arlyn Kalland. Survived by sister, Arleen Carter; husband, Jerry; son, Douglas (Joy); daughter, Barbara Shults; grandchildren, Anthony (Emma) Boldon, Joshua (Amanda) Boldon, Alison (Robert) Davis and Jeffery (Virginia) Shults; great- grandchildren, Annabelle, Jackson, Silas, Hailey, Lucas, Tyler and Anna; and beloved cat, Snoopy. Services will be held in the spring. Bloomington, MN 952-888-7771

Marian L. (Schake) Bothe

Bothe (Schake), Marian L. 92 passed away peacefully at her daughter's home on January 8, 2020. Preceded in death by parents and two sisters. Survived by daughter Joy (Gregg) Bernier; son Mark (Becky) Geistfeld; sister Gert Hanson; five grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. Funeral service 11am, Saturday, January 25th at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 710 Broadway St. E. Osseo. With visitation one hour prior to service.

Sandra Breitkreutz

Breitkreutz, Sandra She died at age of 68. Preceded in death by son, Michael. Survived by husband, Patrick and son, Justin (Stacey); grandchildren, Andrew, Alex, Jenna, Austin, Jaiden, Tristan, Kiley, Sierra. Service at Elm Creek Community Church, 9717 Revere Lane, Maple Grove, January 25 at 11am. Private memorial will be held at a later date.

Gene William Britten

Britten, Gene William Age 84 of Chaska, MN formerly of Eau Claire passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 5, 2020 at the Friendship Manor in Shakopee, MN. Gene was born September 5, 1935. Gene was one of 4 sons born to Thomas and Lenora Britten of Eau Claire, WI. Gene graduated from Eau Claire Senior High in 1953. He was an A student. After graduating one of his teachers introduced him to the owner of Johnson Printing in Eau Claire. He was hired on the spot as a Typesetter. Gene soon married his first wife Carol Glenna. They had 3 sons, Steve, Jeff and Chuck. Gene joined the Wisconsin National Guard. 128th Inf. 32 Division on September 1, 1961. January 5, 1962- April 13, 1962 Gene was stationed at Fort Belvior, Virginia. His School of Course was USA Engineer. His Major Courses was Combat Engineer Bridge Construction Supervision. August 10, 1962 Gene was stationed at Fort Lewis, Washington. Gene was an "Expert Rifle Sharpshooter and Marksman (Pistol). He served his Country for over 10 years. May 11, 1968 Gene married Betty Heimstead and gained 3 stepchildren Susan, Debra and Paul. Gene moved to Chaska, MN with his wife Betty. He was hired at The Minneapolis Star Tribune as a Typesetter. In no time he climbed the ranks to "Supervisor". Gene retired after 30 years with The Minneapolis Star Tribune at the age of 65. Gene loved Jesus. He was so thankful that he "Met the Master". Gene was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Lenora Britten and his wife Betty Britten of 51 years. Gene is survived in death by his sons; Steven W. Britten (Terri), Jeff Britten, Charles Britten. Stepchildren; Susan Golden, Debra Jurgensen (Jeffrey) and Paul Heimstead. Grandchildren; Joni Lyons (Chad), Justin Britten (Julie), Hollie Britten, Jake Britten, Brooke Britten, Michael Britten (Sophia). Step Grandchildren; Jeff Smieja, Michelle Smieja Rutoski, Michael Golden, Ryan Golden (Heather) Zachary, Evan and Colin Dechaine. Great Grandchildren; Nylie Collier, Noah Britten and Evie Britten. Step Great Grandchildren; Justin Smieja, Madison Smieja, Emily Rutoski, Jacob Rutoski, Brandy Golden, Blake Golden. A private family memorial will be held at a later date. Condolences:

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