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Christopher Collins

Dec 07, 1968 - Dec 07, 2023

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Woodbury, MN

Christopher Collins Age 55 of Woodbury, Minnesota passed away suddenly on December 3, 2023. He was born on June 29, 1968 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Chris (Doc) loved fishing, golfing and bowling. He was an active member in both "FFC Bassmasters of St. Paul Park" since 1998 and " Don Franks Senior Bassmaster Tour" since 2017. One accomplishment he was extremely proud of was bowling a perfect 300 game. He graduated from Park High School in 1986. After graduation he served in the Army Reserve. He work...Read More

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Violet Josephine Holcomb Wangensteen

Jul 26, 1927 - Feb 24, 2024

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Woodbury, MN

"Magnuson, Violet Josephine Holcomb Wangensteen, also known as \u0026quot;Scottie,\u0026quot; \u0026quot;Sweet Violet,\u0026quot; \u0026quot;The Queen\u0026quot; and \u0026quot;Baby Grandma,\u0026quot; was a force of nature who passed away in Woodbury, MN on February 24, 2024 at the age of 96. Violet, a striking woman with a fun-loving disposition, was born on Rice Street in St. Paul, MN to Mary and Walter Holcomb on July 26, 1927. In 1955, she married Miles J. Wangensteen who loved to tease her about being a \u0026quot;Rice Street girl.\u0026quot; Violet was of impressive intellect, insatiable curiosity and artistic talent. She enjoyed telling grandkids that she skipped a grade and graduated from Washington High School when she was 16 and a member of the drum corps line. She loved nothing more than hosting parties, especially ones with loud music, dancing, libations and an occasional person jumping out of a cake. (It was the sixties, after all.) In 1962, Violet and Miles built a cabin, doing most of the work themselves. The cabin became a refuge for the entire family. There, she found pleasure designing, painting, improving the cabin, swimming, conducting her synchronized water aerobics exercises, riding the pontoon with margaritas in hand and blasting her boom box. She played it non-stop with her eclectic taste in music - funk (her favorite), jazz, classical, and much to her kids\u0027 and grandkids\u0027 chagrin, German polkas. Violet was an amazing cook and baker. She turned out gourmet meals, which family and friends enjoyed. Violet\u0027s popovers and banana cake were repeatedly requested. After Miles\u0027 unexpected passing in 1984, Violet carried on and focused on keeping the family together. While working for the University of Minnesota, Duluth, as an executive assistant to the dean of the College of Science and Engineering, she met and married John Magnuson. Violet and John had a lot of fun together enjoying extensive travels, exploring the Scottsdale, AZ area near their condo, spending a lot of time at the cabin and attending Minnesota Vikings football games. After John\u0027s passing in 2010, she bravely lived on. She purchased a baby blue convertible VW bug and buzzed around in it like nobody\u0027s business. Violet never let age define her. At 84, she got her first tattoo. She rocked a bikini well into her 90s. Violet is survived by daughters Kristen Sandager (Thomas), Kari Wangensteen (Mark Jensen), son Martin Wangensteen (Johnna), stepson Rex Magnuson (Charmaigne Takemoto), grandchildren Nora Durkin (Michael), Sara Sandager, Karl Sandager, Miles R. Wangensteen (Katherine), Olivia Wangensteen, William Jensen, great grandchildren Louis Durkin, Thomas Durkin and Evelyn Wangensteen, and other beloved family and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, her spouses, and her siblings and their spouses Earl Holcomb (Roswitha), Gertrude Holcomb, Julia Fern (William). Rest in love, Baby Grandma. Her kindness, take-charge attitude, fierce loyalty and love is missed more than anyone can imagine. A special acknowledgement and thanks to the wonderful caregivers at Artis who helped Violet this past year and to the Gentiva hospice team for their loving care and support. A memorial service will be held Friday, March 22, 2024, at Holcomb Henry Boom Purcell funeral home in Shoreview, MN at 11:00 AM. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the memorial service and a light luncheon will be served after. Interment at Fort Snelling will be held on a later date. Memorials are not necessary but, if you\u0027re so inclined, would be welcomed by Open Hands Midway, an organization that provides food and resources to those in need in the Midway area. OpenHandsMidway.org."

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Michael Clarke

Sep 20, 1939 - Feb 28, 2024

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Woodbury, MN

Age 84 of Woodbury Passed away on February 28, 2024. Michael is preceded in death by parents, Albert Joseph and Sarah Margaret Clarke; siblings, Buddy, Pat, and Sally. He is survived by his wife, Janet Rae Allen; children, Patrick (Bette) Allen and Kevin Allen (Meghan Tierney); grandchildren, Haley Allen Caswell, Benjamin Patrick Allen, Shannon Elizabeth Allen, Isla Rose Tierney Allen, and Clare Josephine Tierney Allen. Michael was proud of his time spent with the ROTC of Georgia State College and he was a longtime employee of 3M where he worked for 34 years up until he retired. He was also a founding member of the Hope Anglican Church. Some of Michael’s interests and hobbies included golfing, playing tennis, competitive trap shooting, sailing, and raising orchids. Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 4, 2024 at 3pm with a visitation beginning at 2pm at O’Halloran Murphy Funeral Home, 8700 Valley Creek Road, Woodbury, MN 55125. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to or the . To to the family, please

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Evie Naugle

May 06, 1945 - Feb 24, 2024

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Woodbury, MN

Evie Naugle, age 78 passed away peacefully surrounded by her family and friends on Saturday, February 24, 2024. Preceded in death by sons Jason and Kelly. Evie is survived by her son Todd (Ann Davis), love of her life grandkids, Taylor, Tucker, Tara and Maddie Naugle; former daughter-in-law, Amy Naugle. Brother Dick Veith (Shirl), Sister Mary Jane Weierke (Stu), and many other relatives and friends. Evie (Klassy) was a prominent realtor, for 50 years, with over 40 years with Edina Realty. Evie's dedication and expertise touched the lives of many, helping them find their dream homes and creating lasting memories. Her professionalism and care left a mark on all those she helped along the way. Her annual trips to the Bahamas with her cousin, "sister" Cindy Feldman, as they called each other were undoubtedly a highlight, filled with joy and unforgettable memories. Evie's passion for life shined brightly in every journey she embarked upon, leaving a trail of warmth and happiness wherever she went. A devout Catholic, Evie's faith was the foundation of her strength and kindness. Her presence at church was a testament to her commitment to her beliefs and her community. One of the many joys in Evie's life was spending time with her grandkids. She enjoyed watching Taylor and Tara's sporting events bringing the "cowbell" along to make sure they knew she was there cheering them on. She enjoyed her Fridays and time spent with her granddaughter, Maddie and playing Bingo with her grandson Tucker and his friends, sharing in the simple pleasures of laughter and friendly competition. These moments of connection and joy were a reflection of the love and warmth that she brought to all aspects of her life. Evie Naugle will be remembered for her kindness, her strength, and the love that she shared so generously with those around her. Her legacy of love and compassion will live on in the hearts of all who were fortunate enough to know her. We would like to extend a special thanks to the University of Minnesota for the care and dignity they gave her from the time she was admitted until she passed. It was such a blessing for our family. Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 6, 2024 from 4 - 7 PM at Wulff Woodbury Funeral Home, 2195 Woodlane Dr., Woodbury, MN 55125. Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, March 7, 2024 at 11:00 AM with Visitation one hour prior to service, from 10 - 11 AM at St. Ambrose of Woodbury, 4125 Woodbury Dr., Woodbury, MN 55129. A luncheon will immediately follow mass at the church. Interment with procession will immediately follow the luncheon at Riverview Cemetery, St. Paul.

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Thomas Duane Kane Jr.

Feb 04, 1957 - Feb 26, 2024

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Woodbury, MN

Thomas Duane Kane Jr. Age 67 of Woodbury, MN Left his earthly home and entered his eternal home with Jesus on February 26, 2024. He passed away peacefully, surrounded by family after a recent diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. Tom is survived by the love of his life and wife of 47 years, Diane; daughters, Natalie (Peder) Nyhus, Andrea (Ryan) Horazdovsky, and Gina (Brian) Koneczny; grandchildren Gwenyth and Joy Nyhus; Winslow, Sally, James, and Rosalie Horazdovsky; Connor and Leona Koneczny; siblings Sharon (Bob) Toth, Helen (John) Henderson, Timothy Kane, Kathy St. Amand; and many nieces and nephews. After graduating from Johnson High School in 1975, Tom made his way into the Insurance business where he helped protect and solve problems for others for more than 45 years. He had a true entrepreneurial spirit, launching many businesses in his lifetime, including the popular Fantasy Sports Inc. He was a charismatic man who enjoyed life with his daughters, sons-in-law, grandchildren and many friends. Most of all, he savored life side-by-side with his wife Diane, taking in concerts, gracing the dance floor, going out to dinner and traveling. Their loving marriage has been admired by many ever since they began their courtship at age 17. Tom packed 100+ years of jokes, parties, cooking, annuals, bonfires, golf, boating, and “being there” for everyone into his 67 years. He is loved and will be missed desperately. Visitation 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 5th at O’Halloran & Murphy 8700 Valley Creek Road, Woodbury. Memorial Service Wednesday, March 6th at St. Ambrose Catholic Church 4125 Woodbury Drive. Visitation at 9:30 a.m., mass at 11 a.m. and lunch to follow. Private family interment at Guardian Angels Catholic Church Cemetery. In honor of Tom Kane, Memorials may be donated to Faith Aid Orthopedic Compassionate Care Fund.

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Beatrice Patricia Radke

Jul 06, 1931 - Feb 26, 2024

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Woodbury, MN

Beatrice Patricia Radke, age 92, of Woodbury, Minnesota passed away on Monday, February 26, 2024. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Bertha Scheel; husband, Howard Radke; and brothers Lloyd and Don Scheel. Beatrice is survived by her children, Greg (Andrea) Radke, Jeff (Jonel) Radke, and Cheryl (Steve) Iversen; 7 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and numerous extended family and friends. A funeral service for Beatrice will be held Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 11:00 AM, with a visitation one hour prior, at The Grove United Methodist Church, 7465 Steepleview Road, Woodbury, Minnesota 55125. Private interment at The Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Grove United Methodist Church or the Woodbury Heritage Society. The family would like to express their gratitude to Optage Hospice and Stonecrest Senior Living for the care they provided to Beatrice.

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Cerise Grace Diedrich

Aug 21, 2003 - Feb 20, 2024

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Woodbury, MN

Cerise Grace Diedrich, age 20, of Woodbury, MN died Tuesday, February 20, 2024. She was born in Saint Paul, MN on August 21, 2003 to LeeAnn Diedrich and Jim Diedrich. Cerise was a 2022 high school graduate of the Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists where she was able to explore her love of music and art. For almost seven years, Cerise battled severe and enduring anorexia nervosa. As hard as she fought to overcome it, the grip of this brutal disease was too strong and ultimately took her life. The world lost a bright, intuitive, creative and loving young woman who always showed kindness and compassion to others. She was loved deeply by so many. If love could have saved her she would still be with us. Along with her love of art and music, Cerise loved her family and friends, travel, holidays, fashion, cats and all things mystical. She was a volunteer at Open Cupboard where she found purpose in helping others. Cerise is preceded in death by her maternal Grandfather, Chester Gittel, her fraternal Grandparents, Arthur and Yvonne Diedrich, her Uncle Scott Morman and her beloved cat Scarlett. She is survived by her mother, LeeAnn Diedrich, her father, Jim (Mary Ellen McCartney) Diedrich, her sister Alexa Diedrich, a very special cousin Bethany Behrens, many aunts, uncles, cousins, neighbors and friends. All are invited to celebrate Cerise's life on Saturday, March 9 at Woodbury Lutheran Church. Visitation will be held at 10 AM, Funeral at 11AM and luncheon thereafter. Memorials directed, in Cerise’s memory, to Open Cupboard. Should you or someone you love be struggling with an eating disorder, contact National Alliance for Eating Disorders helpline 1-866-662-1235. Cerise's love will live on in each of us. To to the family, please

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Arthur David Hagen

Jul 30, 1944 - Feb 22, 2024

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Woodbury, MN

Arthur David Hagen, age 79, of Woodbury, Minnesota passed away on Thursday, February 22, 2024. Arthur was born in St. Paul.

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Geraldine Alice Smith

Jul 10, 1928 - Feb 16, 2024

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Woodbury, MN

Geraldine Alice “Gerry” Smith, age (95) passed away peacefully at Woodbury Estates in Woodbury Minnesota on February 16, 2024, listening to her Irish music which gave her peace before passing. She was born July 10th, 1928 to Thomas and Louise Luskey. Gerry lived her young life on a farm in LeSuer, MN home of the “Jolly Green Giant”. Gerry was preceded by husband Richard J. Smith. She is survived by her brother Fenton Luskey. Also survived by her children Donna Smith-Stafford, Dianne (Gary) Alexander and Michael (Nicole) Smith; grandchildren Melissa (Nathan Sr) Vaughn, Nicholas (Fiancée Ana Laura Giglio) Borell, Brittany (Fiancée’ Terry Fahey) Smith, Evan Smith, Tricia (Bill) Burger, Mandy (Phil) Schneider, Samantha Lewis and Sarah Lewis, great grandchildren Nealon Borell (12), Nash Borell (7), Nathan Vaughn Jr. (10), Layla Lou Ann Fahey (1 ½), Alice Martin (12), Thomas Martin (10), Autumn (Fiancée Zach) Gesierich, Albert (Chelse) Gesierich, Natalie Schneider (15), Sean Schneider (13). Preceded in death by siblings Mary, Dorothy, Catherine, Leo, Frank, James, Mark, Fred and son-in-law Bruce Stafford. A Mass of Christian Burial for Geraldine will be held Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 11:00 AM at Saint Ambrose of Woodbury Catholic Church, 4125 Woodbury Drive, Woodbury, MN 55129, with a visitation 2 hours prior, starting at 9:00 AM. Following Mass will be an interment at 2:00 PM at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, 7601 36th Avenue S, Minneapolis MN. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the family. Gerry had a great time with her lady friends going dancing at the Prom Center on University Avenue in St. Paul. Gary’s (son-in-law) mom Gladys was one of Gerry’s closest friends which would accompany her to the Prom Center and the bingo halls. Gerry loved to play bingo and “O” 75 was her mother’s favorite bingo number. Quality Cafeteria was one of Gerry’s favorite jobs to go and help make the delicious Chicken Pot Pie which she would serve to her favorite customers. The two daughters Donna and Dianne also worked with their mom. Bowling was Gerry’s favorite sport and she was a darn good bowler. Some of the holidays the family would go over to the Midway shopping center and go to the bowling alley and she would win most of the games. Family vacations were to head and go fishing at Uncle John and Aunt Edna’s Lake home. Dad would take all of us out fishing and if we were lucky, we would actually catch a fish. We would also head to Annandale Minnesota to go to Grandma Hanson’s cabin. She was not really our grandma, but she was such a sweet lady we called her grandma. Gerry was strong willed and stubborn at times with that Irish spunk, but she had an enormous heart and loved her friends and family. She was generous, loyal, and loved to take care of the grandchildren when they needed daycare. She was feisty and full to the brim with knowledge gained through all of her life experiences living on the farm. She will be remembered for all the heart she shared with her friends and family. She truly loved each of them and if you knew her, you knew it. When her time came, she carried herself with dignity, strength, and full of love for those who went before her. She will be missed dearly.

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Darlene A. Carlson

Sep 05, 1931 - Feb 20, 2024

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Woodbury, MN

Darlene A. Carlson, age 92, of Faribault died on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at Woodbury Care Center, Woodbury.Funeral services will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Faribault on Saturday, February 24, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. with the Reverend Peter Gueldner officiating. Interment will be at Maple Lawn Cemetery, Faribault.Visitation will be at the church for one hour prior to the service on Saturday.Arrangements are being completed by the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault.Darlene Ardell, daughter of Herman and Elsie (Bauer) Pooch was born on September 5, 1931, in Wheeling Township, Rice County. She married Willard C. Carlson on September 13, 1952, and he preceded her in death on March 17, 2018. Darlene was formerly employed by Lockwood Auto, Production Credit Association, Camp Omega and after her children graduated she proudly served as Trinity Lutheran School Secretary. She was a very active and dedicated member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Faribault. She enjoyed sewing, doing needlework, baking, playing cards and in her earlier years she was a bowler.She is survived by two sons, Brian (Jeanne) Carlson and Craig (Cindy) Carlson; five grandchildren, Laurie (Colby) McCullough, David (Victoria) Carlson, Daniel Carlson, Katie Carlson and Ilus Carlson; two great grandchildren, Harper McCullough and Zion Carlson.She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Willard C. Carlson.In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be directed to the Trinity Radio Club or donor’s choice.Visit boldtfuneralhome.com for additional information and guestbook.

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Barbara A. Warner (CIRESI)

Aug 04, 1945 - Feb 10, 2024

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Woodbury, MN

Barbara A. Warner (CIRESI) Age 78 Passed away on February 10, 2024. Barbara is preceded in death by husband Raymond Warner, and parents Samuel (Monica) Ciresi & Agneta “Neta” (Ed) Nordstrom. She is survived by devoted children David (Kristine), Deborah (David) Overkamp, Thomas (Michelle); beloved grandchildren Emily, Molly, Joseph, Michael, & Alex; brother Sam “Butch” (Kathy) Ciresi, step-sister Jewel (Ken) Santoro, step-brother Kevin Ciresi. A funeral mass will be held at 10am on May 24th at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church (2048 Hamline Ave. N). A visitation will begin an hour prior at 9am. An interment will follow at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to the St. Rose of Lima Catholic School Tuition Assistance Program (https://mysaintrose.net/financial-support-1). To to the family, please

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