Bob loved to fly. He got his license when he was a Senior at Richfield. He loved the poem High Flight because it described the way he felt when he was in the air. Rest in Peace Bob. HIGH FLIGHT Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds,-and done a hundred things You have not dreamed of-wheeled and soared and swung High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there, I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung My eager craft through footless halls of air.... Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace Where never lark nor ever eagle flew- And, while with silent lifting mind I've trod The high untrespassed sanctity of space, Put out my hand, and touched the face of God
Latterell (Preusse), Dianne Marie Age 73 of Cannon Falls, MN, went home to heaven on 1/21/19. Dianne grew up in Richfield, MN, attending St Richard's Grade School and Richfield High School. Dianne graduated with an RN degree from the Community College of Allegheny County in Pittsburgh, PA. She was a nurse for many years in the Pittsburgh area, serving as an oncology nurse and later a Home Hospice Nurse. After moving to Cannon Falls in 1997, she worked as a hospice nurse for several years before retiring. Dianne continued her life of service post-retirement by serving as Secretary of the Cannon Valley Senior Center, as well as Chairperson of the Service Committee, from 2012 2018. Dianne married Jeffrey Latterell on August 19th, 1967, at St. Richard's Church in Richfield. The most important things in Dianne's life were her family, especially her husband, 3 children and 6 grandchildren; nursing, and God. She relished traveling and was able to travel to many countries across the globe. She also found great joy in living in the country on "the farm." Among the people who will miss her immensely are her husband of 51 years, Jeffrey; children Matthew (Ina), Aimee Gatti (Greg) and Kathryn; grandchildren Benjamin, Maxine, Carina, Annie, Teresa, and Justin; her 2 brothers; and 3 sisters; and her numerous nieces and nephews. A celebration service will be held at First United Church of Christ, located at 300 Union Street in Northfield, MN, on Saturday, February 2 at 2:00pm. Gathering in the Church Social Hall to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Habitat for Humanity of Cannon Falls or the Cannon Falls Food Shelf. Published in the Star Tribune Jan. 27th
Mani, Stuart "Stu" Age 74, of North St. Paul MN. Stuart went home to heaven surrounded by his family Dec. 29th, 2018. He was born in Alameda, CA on Aug. 23, 1944. Was a proud Veteran & served his country in the Vietnam War. He made many contributions & had recognizable achievements in his 23-year career at the Bureau of Indian Affairs. He is preceded in death by parents Freeman & Marjorie & brother Jacques. Survived by & was a beloved husband to the love of his life Lora for 47 years; the best dad to his children Andrea (Ben) Triplett, Brandon Mani, Anthony Mani; & amazing grandpa to Natalie & Matthew. He will be missed by many family members, neighbors, & friends. Funeral Service Friday (1/4) 10 AM at RIVER OF GOD CHURCH, 2490 E. 7th Ave., North St. Paul. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Visitation Thursday (1/3) 5-8 PM & Friday (1/4) 9:30-10 AM both at RIVER OF GOD CHURCH. Sandberg Family F.H. 651-777-2600 Sandbergfuneralhome.com
Mahowald, Monte G. Age 74, of Coon Rapids. US Navy Veteran. Longtime member of the Coon Rapids Jaycees, Gold Wing Road Riders Associations (GWRRA) MN-O, Northstar Camaro Club, and Sheet Metal Workers Union Local 10. Survived by loving wife, Nancy; children, Scott (Sophia) and Kirsten (Jeff) Comfort; grandchildren, Jodi, Cassie, Thomas, Isaiah, Connor and Arianna; brother, Gregory (Mary); loyal dogs, Chevy and Crickett; 1971 Pro Street Camaro Z28, and numerous other family and friends. Funeral service will be held 11:00 AM on Friday (Oct. 26) with visitation 1 hour prior at Coon Rapids United Methodist Church, 10506 Hanson Blvd NW in Coon Rapids. Morris Nilsen Chapel 612-869-3226
Kienzle, Rick Roland Age 74 died peacefully on August 27, 2018. Rick is survived by his one and only son John, "stop at one when you've achieved perfection!" Rick was born August 24, 1944 to John and Irene Kienzle (Caton). He attended Richfield schools and worked in the family business as a plasterer until joining the Navy in 1963 as a flight engineer. Rick had a successful career in the automotive business as well as many other entrepreneurial ventures. He was an avid Vikings fan and always looked forward to the upcoming season. He loved boating, trips to Vegas and Florida and watching golf (but only if Tiger was on). The only thing he may have loved more was his grand kids, Lauren Andrew and Joe. He held them near and dear to his heart; from midnight runs to McDonald's, shooting off fireworks. He was always there for them. Rick is survived by his son John and wife Celeste; grandkids, Lauren, Andrew and Joe. His significant other, Bertha Roehl; brother, Gregory (Pancho) and wife Ferna; JoRene Weiblen and husband Rick; former wife Eileen Leo. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews who loved him dearly. Rick is preceded in death by parents John and Irene Kienzle (Caton); brother John (Jack). Rick was not only my dad, he was one of my best friends. We worked together and spoke almost daily. We shared more windshield time while driving and talking about everything and anything and for that I am truly grateful. You were THE coolest. We will all miss you. Special thank you to the staff at Southview Acres Nursing Home, Meghan, Ray and the 1st floor for all of your excellent care. Private family service to be held at Fort Snelling National Cemetary.
Gunderson, Richard Clifford Born June 17, 1944 Died Mar 3, 2018 Preceded in death by parents, Roy and Ann (Kraska) Gunderson; and son Nicholas Gunderson. Loving husband to Wendy and father to sons Rhett & Grant, daughter Reno (Jeremy) Gunderson, and grandchildren Ava, Gage, and Ames. Vietnam Navy vet. Graduate of the University of St. Thomas and Richfield High School. Retired Ramsey County and US Postal Service worker. Missed by many. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to Shriner's Hospital and Mt. Olivet Outreach. A service will be held on March 12, 2018 at 2:00 pm with visitation one hour prior to service, at Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church, 5025 Knox Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419.
Carroll, Janice M. Age 74 of Burnsville, MN passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family. She joins her parents, Val and Carl Pearson and grandkids Mitchell & Amie. A small service will be held today at Pleasant View Memorial Gardens in Burnsville at 10:30 am followed by a memorial lunch at the Scottish Rite in Mpls. She is survived by her husband, Ken Carroll; kids, Connie, Carol & David; Ken's kids, Randy, Lori & Lisa; her many grandkids; her brother, Jim (Peg) Pearson and many relatives and friends.
James B. Wallace, 72, passed away on Oct 20, 2016. Born April 7, 1944 in Richfield Mn to Daniel and Lorraine (Grinnell) Wallace. Graduated from Cornell University in 1967. Married Margaret Harkness. Honorable discharge from Army Reserves in 1972. Moved to Park Rapids where he had spent most of his childhood summers at the family cabin on Island Lake. For many years he built homes then turned to crafting furniture. For 17 years he volunteered his time coaching the high school boys hockey team. One of his great joys was watching the team succeed. He was a member of the Park Rapids Farmers market for many years making furniture items that complimented the outdoors. He met Katie 31 years ago and found his life partner. As Jim was from a small family joining the large Kueber/Thelen family was an amazing and wonderful experience. He loved George and Marie like second parents. Jim is survived by Katie, daughter Heather(Jim)Roach, grandchildren, Angie and Will, sister Becky Rickley, nieces Katie and Annabeth nephew Peter and cousins Jan, Gary(Gail) and Dave(Laura Innes) Brisbin. Preceded in death by his mother and father, sister Kit, Aunt Dody and Uncle George. He will be missed by his many friends. Memorial service will be held next summer per his request.
Edward P. Byhre, 70, of Highmore, passed away Sunday, January 4, 2015 at the Avera Hand County Memorial Hospital, Miller.
Funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, January 8, 2015 at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Highmore with Pastor David Peterson officiating. Burial followed at the Highmore Cemetery. Visitation was one hour prior to the service at the church.
Edward Peter was born November 8, 1944 in Luverne, Minnesota to Edward and Anna (Nelson) Byhre. He attended and graduated from high school in Minnesota and Augustana College in Sioux Falls. While attending Augustana, he met his future bride, Susan Olson. They were married in 1966 in Sac City, Iowa. While working as a grad assistant in the basketball program at the University of South Dakota he earned a Masters in Physical Education.
Ed had a passion for education and coaching. His coaching took him to Minnesota, Iowa, South Dakota and Eastern Kentucky. While at Eastern Kentucky University, he was the head coach of the boys basketball program, winning the OVC Conference and earning a spot into the NCAA tournament in 1979. Upon retiring from coaching, they moved back to the Midwest where Ed worked in education, establishing the Lower Brule Community College, working as a teacher and principal at Crow Creek, Shannon County and Pine Ridge; retiring in 2011. He respected his students and staff, and formed relationships that impacted his life and theirs.
While in South Dakota, he bred, raised, and trained quarter horses; concentrating on and preserving the Driftwood bloodline. He was a member of the AQHA since 1983.
He felt blessed to have 2 wonderful children and son-in-law, happiest when he could spend time with and tease his grandchildren, care for his dogs and horses, and show his loyalty to friends.
His memory will be cherished by his wife, Susan of Highmore; daughter, Jane (Matt) Grady of Washington, D.C.; grandchildren, Jack and Henry Grady; sisters, Becky (Glenn) Corcoran of Portland, OR and Jan (Pete) King of Norwalk, CT; brother, Steven (Carole) Byhre of Wisconsin; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
His parents and one son, Peter Byhre, preceded him in death.
Secrist, Vivian L. age 69, of St. Michael, passed away surrounded by her family, March 2, 2014, from complications of open heart surgery. Vivian was a beloved daughter, mother, Amma, great grandmother, sister, aunt, niece and friend to countless. She will be remembered for her unending generosity. She gave away all she had. Most importantly, she gave greatest her love. She shared the fruits of her crocheting and quilting talents with all, especially, her children and grandchildren - who brought her the greatest joy in her life. Vivian is survived by her 5 children, 12 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren. Visitation Saturday 9-11 AM at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 11024 Church St NE, Hanover. Funeral service 11 AM with luncheon to follow. Memorials preferred to family.
Viv moved to Richfield from NE Mn about 1960. She and I were 'set up' (I believe by Bill Davis?) to attend the prom together. We had a good time and ended up at Lake Nokomis Beach house at sunrise by a police officer tapping on my windshield. That day we went to Battle Creek Park with others. After graduation I went in the Army and Viv eventually got married as did I when I got out of the army in '65. Then, one day I got a msg via Facebook asking if I was the Duane she knew. That began a 2yr friendship via emails and Facebook posts. We planned to one day get together for lunch and meet but her untimely death ruined that. We had fun, shared many stories and found out that thru the years we probably passed each other in St Paul as we visited some of the same streets, businesses. Weird. RIP old friend.
Webb, Gordon H. Age 84, passed away on Feb. 11, 2013. Preceded in death by Phyllis, his wife of 31 years, his parents, sister Marjory and grandson Matthew. Gordon graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1947 and was a state champion gymnast. After graduating from the U. of M., he began his career as an educator in Bemidji, MN, transitioning to Richfield High School in 1956. He earned his master's degree in Mathematics and created an accelerated math program at the high school. He earned a second master's degree in counseling, and served as a guidance counselor until his retirement in 1983. He loved to sing, dance, travel, play cards, flirt, and generally brighten the lives of those around him. He is survived by daughters Vicki and Donna, sister Phyllis, grandsons Christopher, Justin and Tom, as well as many other relatives and special friends. Thanks to Sunrise Assisted Living of Edina for making his last several years so pleasant. Service will be held at Lakewood Cemetery Chapel on Saturday, Feb. 23rd at noon. Memorials to N.C. Little Hospice in Edina.
Published in Star Tribune from February 13 to February 17,
Randall, Gerald M. (Jerry) Passed away December 29, 2012, at his home in Blaine at age 68. He was the beloved husband of Carol Aune Randall, the proud father of Erik, Christopher (Michele Annen ), and Ted and the doting grandfather of Ava, Nolen, and Addison. Also survived by siblings Paul (Carolyn) and Catherine Randall, sisters-in-law Elizabeth Duffy and Constance Luoto (Donald), niece and nephews. Preceded in death by parents Kermit and Ruby Smith Randall, sister Eileen, and in-laws Jalmar and Gladis Ostberg Aune. Jerry graduated from St. Olaf College and William Mitchell College of Law. He was a respected attorney in private practice in Anoka for more than 40 years. He began his career with Edward Coleman and concluded his law practice in partnership with William Goodrich. He will be remembered for his broad knowledge, wise counsel, meticulous work ethic, and his generosity and thoughtfulness. Jerry enjoyed skiing, biking, camping, and tennis with his family. Travel to Canada, Colorado, Cape Cod, and Mexico were fond memories. He cherished his travels to Paris, London, Vienna, and Mo I Rana, Norway where he met relatives. Heartfelt thanks to Dr. Stuart Bloom and hospice nurse Sharon Stolsky for their wise advice and good humor. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society or to the family for a tree planting dedication. Memorial service 12 pm Saturday, January 12, at Lakewood Cemetery Chapel (3600 Hennepin Ave, Mpls. 612-822-2171612-822-2171 FREE ) with visitation ½ hour before service. www.Washburn-McReavy.com Coon Rapids
Earl and I were best friends from Mrs Harwoods 6th grade class at Portland school till HS graduation. We went thru a lot together. Many trips to downtown MPLs,State Fairs,family outings to Taylors Falls,football & softball games w/Jim Mills,Earls bro Glenn,Barry Brock & his bros. Riding bikes to lakes Nokomis & Bush, the Mn river bottoms. He was a usher @ Gretchens & my wedding. We even got expelled from RHS together. Earl was a plane captain/door gunner in an air cav unit & did 2 tours in Nam. We argued 28 years ago and never spoke to each other since. I'll be @ his burial.
Broker, Thomas G. age 69, of Minneapolis, formerly of Richfield. Preceded in death by his parents, George and Gertrude Broker and sister, Peggy. He is survived by brothers, Gerard (Anne) Broker and Joe Broker; nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, May 31, at 10:30 AM at the Church of St. Peter, 6730 Nicollet Avenue S. Interment St. Mary's Cemetery. Family will greet friends one hour before Mass at Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the National Parkinson Foundation. Morris Nilsen Chapel 612-869-3226 www.morrisnilsen.com
Steve was a very positive, good-hearted guy who loved spending time with friends and family at his cabin on McGraw Lake in Wisconsin. All of us who knew and were close to him during our years at RHS have very fond memories of the wonderful times we had with him both in school and out.
Steve was survived by his wife Marcia; his daughter Rebecca Davey; siblings Todd Rosen and Bonnie Stock; three step-children Michelle, Glen and Lisa Moodie and three step-grandchildren.
Don: Hope you are shooting a lot of hoops and making them all because you never missed many in the neighborhood pickup games.Keep a slot open for me, as I need a great deal of practice.
From Jenny Fredrickson Adams on April 2nd, 2012
Sad to see Don Braum's name on the list of classmates we've lost. I got to know Don and his delightful sense of humor during our senior year while sitting across from him in world history class. I had always thought Don was shy - but the class was so boring that, after a few weeks of exchanging daily eye rolls as Mr. Bielke picked up the textbook and started reading, we began to write notes. Most days we spent the whole hour crafting written arguments about Hostess Banana Flips versus Li'l Angels - the faults and merits of each. Don was a Li'l Angel fan and I preferred Banana Flips. We would each write a page extolling our favorite and criticizing the other, then we'd exchange notes, do a rebuttal and exchange again. I wish I had saved the notes. I looked forward to that stupid class every day because Don's notes were so funny. I've thought about him over the years and wondered what happened to him. I hope he had a wonderful life.
Don passed away on October 3, 2011 at his home in Alexandria, VA.Sybille, his wife of 30 years, his daughter Anna and his son Dirk were by his side.Don had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in October of 2010 and had undergone surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatments to try and beat the cancer into remission.He continued working until a few weeks before his death, determined not to allow the disease to keep him from doing what had been so important to him for so many years.
After graduating with a degree in Political Science from the University of Minnesota, Don joined the Marine Corps and served as a Platoon Commander in Vietnam.He went on to do graduate studies in Philosophy at Vanderbilt University and in 1979 joined the Foreign Service.His first posting was to Frankfurt, Germany, where he met his wife Sybille. They spend the next 30 years in the Foreign Service together, enjoying postings to Sudan, The Netherlands, Cyprus, Greece and Belgium.Their travelling family grew to include their two children Anna and Dirk, two Labrador retrievers and a cat. In the later years of his diplomatic career Don was back in Washington working on issues such as genocide prevention and conflict resolution. He fervently believed in the importance of diplomacy to avoid conflict and to protect the innocent from persecution.
Don was an incredible athlete and liked to push himself to the limit of his endurance.He loved biking and completed several 100-mile bike rides in Maryland and California during the past years He always looked forward to fin finding new ways of challenging himself.
Thank you to Don's wife, Sybille, for providing us with this information about Don.
I fondly remember how he invited me to spend time with him and his family one weekend in Belgium. Being a lonely new intern in a foreign country, this gesture meant a lot. So sorry to hear of his passing.
Quinn, William G. "Bill" Loving husband, dad & grandpa. Retiree of Ford Motor Co. - 35 yrs. Age 67 of Eagan passed away April 21, 2011 surrounded by his family at home. Preceded in death by parents; & a brother. Survived by devoted wife of 44 yrs., Louella; sons, Sean, Matt & Brett; grandchildren, Aidan Quinn, Riley Quinn & Tori Maidl; and many other relatives & friends. Mass of Christian Burial 11AM Tuesday, April 26th at the CHURCH OF ST. JOHN NEUMANN, 4030 Pilot Knob Rd. @ Deerwood Dr., Eagan. Visitation 4-8 PM Monday at J.S. KLECATSKY & SONS, 1580 Century Pt. (Yankee Doodle @ Coachman), Eagan & also 1 hr. prior to Mass at church. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
Good bye Bill. Bill and I went into the US Navy together. Boot Camp, then the Reserves, I am sorry I didn't get a chance to thank him for all the guidness he gave me to proceed in Navy ranks. Sherri Baby was his fav. song in the 60's, Bill would give the shirt off his back, Good Navy buddy I will honored to be buried in the same Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Frank E. Shemonek. US Navy
I remember good times with Bill and his parents. Use to go to their lake home kand they all were very gracious hosts. Bill had a 1950 (?) chevy which ran great. We had some good fishing and duck hunting trips.
Jacobson, Robert E. Age 64, of Chaska, formerly of Richfield. Survived by daughters, Angela (Adam), Leslie (Delbert), and Kelsey (Daniel); the children's mother, Marilyn Jacobson; siblings, Linda (Richard) Wolfe, Bruce Jacobson, Brian Jacobson, and Brett (Mary Jo) Jacobson; loving companion, Nancy Nelson and her children, Jennifer (James), Andrew, and Emily; and many other loving relatives and dear friends. Memorial service Friday 12:30 PM, Morris Nilsen Chapel, 6527 Portland Ave S, Richfield. Visitation starting at 11 AM-12:30 PM. Interment Fort Snelling. Morris Nilsen Chapel 612-869-3226
Carlson, Dennis age 61. Loving wife, Barb; son, Chris & wife Jackie; 2 beautiful grandchildren, Matt and Julia; other siblings, brother Len & wife Pat; brother, Keith & wife Carolyn; sister, Cheri & husband Chuck; loved by many in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. We will forever hold him in our hearts. Open House Nov. 5, 2006, 3-6 PM, American Legion Post 225, 355 West Broadway, Forest Lake, MN 55025. 651-464-2600. Memorials preferred.
When I learned that Dennis Brown was killed in Viet Nam I was saddened and surprised. I ran into Dennis in late 1966 inViet Nam when we were both hitching a plane ride out of Cam Rahm Bay to go to our respective units. I was returning from R&R in Bangkok and do not remember where Dennis was coming from. It is amazing to me how among all the people in Viet Nam I ran into a fellow HS classmate. At least we had a chance for a short visit as we flew in a open door C47/DC3 out over the South China Sea to avoid the shells of the USS New Jersey battle ship. Apparently the plane could not fly high enough to avoid the shells so we had fly out and around her on the seaward side.
Michael passed away on July 12, 2012, at the age of 67. He was a Mechanical Engineering graduate at the University of Minnesota, who lived most of his adult years in Plymouth, MN. He was single and had no children. In August of 2011 he was hospitalized with dementia and later transferred to an assisted living center, where he lived until his death.
James R. Keyes, Class of 1958
I am Michael's brother and live with my wife of 45 years and our children and grandchildren in Pierre, SD.