May 05, 1960 - Nov 30, 2023
Charles T. (Chuck) Nixon
Nov 26, 1946 - Feb 27, 2024
Charles T. (Chuck) Nixon, age 77, of Minneapolis passed away on February 27th 2024. He was born in La Crosse, WI and raised in Winona, MN. He graduated from Cotter High School in Winona and earned a law degree at the University of MN. Chuck served as a Navy Lieutenant in the Office of the Judge Advocate General. He practiced law until 2001 and then worked as a substitute teacher during retirement. Chuck met his high school sweetheart, Mary Lou Landman, when both participated in debate club. He was thankful to have met, wooed, won, married, and loved her for over 50 years (his words!). Together, they joyfully raised five children. They loved their Church of the Annunciation community. They enjoyed traveling -- from camping, to visiting all the MN state parks, to surveying all 50 states, to exploring abroad. After losing Mary Lou in 2018, Chuck was fortunate to find love again with Dr. Phyllis Moen. Phyllis gave Chuck renewed life and joy. They welcomed one another into their respective families. Chuck enjoyed reading, especially history. He was known for his immense legal knowledge, quick wit, good humor, and never- ending stories. He was a warm, kind spirit and a true gentleman. Chuck was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lou; parents, Ross and Rose Nixon. He is survived and loved by Catherine (Matthew) Wegleitner, Theresa (Bradley) Kaczorowski, Mary Anne (Juanma) Garcia-Martinez, Julianne (Benjamin) Haenel and Thomas (Jennifer) Nixon; grandchildren, Charles, Madeline, Jacob, Josephine, Lindsay, Annie, Jack, Patrick, Sawyer, and Lola; brothers, Daniel, Gregory, and Neal Nixon; Phyllis Moen, Deborah Moen, James Frickstad, William Frickstad, Wrenna Frickstad; nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, March 4th at 1pm at the, Church of the Annunciation with visitation beginning at 12. Private interment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Winona, MN. If so desired, memorials may be directed to Annunciation School or Friends of Hennepin County Library. Gill Brothers 612-861-6088 www.gillbrothers.com
Diane L. Clemmer
Jun 03, 1958 - Feb 06, 2024
Diane L. (Ridder) Clemmer, 65, of Stanchfield, MN, passed away Tuesday, February 6, 2024, at M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN. A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 13, 2024, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Garner with Rev. Fr. Andrew Marr officiating. Following the service, she will be cremated. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday. Diane Louise Clemmer, the daughter of James and Ella Marie (Buckley) Ridder, was born June 3, 1958, in Mason City. She grew up on a farm southwest of Garner and graduated from Garner-Hayfield High School in 1976. After college, she moved to Minneapolis where she worked in the marketing department at Honeywell. She enjoyed living on Lake Rush north of the Twin Cities. Her leisure time was cruising around on her pontoon and visiting with all her neighbors and friends. She loved music, playing saxophone in school, giving piano lessons, and singing for weddings and funerals. Diane is survived by her sister, Rose Marie (Steve) Kastner of Yale, IA; a niece, Stacey (Brian) Simmons and their family of Yale; a nephew, James (Kristi) Kastner and their family of Bayard, IA; longtime companion, Erik Hagen; special friend, Rachel Saxon; and many cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; and cousins, Steve and Rob Buckley.
Christy Ann Skuban
Oct 16, 1950 - Feb 05, 2024
Christy Ann Skuban passed away in comfort after being diagnosed with incurable cancer at Allina Health in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her passing was unexpected and came as a shock to her family and friends creating a wave of sorrow and reflection in the artistic community. Her surviving brothers, Jim and Jay Skuban were with her during the final days. Through memories and stories, they found a way to still make her laugh. Christy was born the first of three children to the late Patricia Dove (Harris) and Michael Skuban of Minong, Wisconsin. She grew up in Mount Prospect, Illinois, spending summers at her family's Camp Driftwood in Northwest Wisconsin. Christy’s artistic expression went beyond two dimensional at a very young age, preferring to build with colorful blocks and shapes. Her formal training was in abstract art and fashion design from the Art Institute of Chicago, the Parsons School of Design, and the Art Students League of New York. Before becoming an independent artist, she was employed at Saks Fifth Avenue as a fashion stylist and coordinator for visual merchandising. She thrived in the high fashion of NYC and worked with famous designers. As a perfect model for her work, a mannequin was cast in her image and thousands of "Christy" mannequins were distributed to retail stores across the country.Life events in 1991 brought her back to rural Washburn County with her NYC elegance and style intact. She eventually settled in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Initially traveling the fine art show circuit with her mom, they were a visual treat, both eloquently dazzling in bright colors and fashion. As a jewelry designer, Christy rocked the shows with fun, bold and wearable little sculptures. She envisioned her creations on a larger scale and her abstract wall art began to develop. Christy was always exploring new mediums, creating with polymer clay, felt, driftwood, acrylic, scrap wood, discarded objects, etc., always creating contrast, depth, and wonder in her works. The Christy Ann Skuban Studio was a striking playhouse of multimedia art and fashion accessories. Her talents were endless.Throughout her beautiful life, Christy consistently found different ways to express herself through her art. She saw great potential in objects and fellow artists. Christy was a natural at mentoring and encouraging others to explore their own artistic paths. As an art advocate, Christy was instrumental in further developing the extremely talented local art community, often one budding artist at a time. She connected with many as the curator at Artisan Forge Studios. But most recently, she joined with Empty Walls Art, a traveling group of artisans sharing their unique talents around the area. We take comfort in knowing Christy is now brightening the world beyond. Her colorful and offbeat influence will forever light our way. Her final art display with Empty Walls Art is in progress through March 23, 2024 at the Chippewa Valley Museum. The Chippewa Valley Museum would welcome donations in her name. In lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to Jim Skuban in care of Olson Funeral Home at 1516 Larson Street, Bloomer, WI 54724. Private services will be held at a later date. An online Celebration of Life will be ongoing at her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/christy.skuban. Please go to her Facebook page to share memories and stories.
Russell Clarence Larson
Feb 04, 1938 - Feb 14, 2024
Funeral services for Russell Larson, of Chokio, Minnesota, will be held on Thursday, February 22, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. with a visitation beginning at 1:00 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Chokio. Father John Paul Knopik will be celebrating the mass and burial will be at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Chokio. Russell Clarence Larson was born on February 4, 1938, in Virginia, Minnesota, one of three sons born to George and Grace (Maki) Larson. He lived in Meadowlands on their family dairy farm. The northern woods of Minnesota provided a wonderful playground for Russell and his brothers. On one of their adventures, Floyd, the eldest, pretended that he was going to throw Russell into the Whiteface River. While Russell didn’t end up in the river, one of his shoes did. Given the economic climate of the time, losing a shoe, especially while goofing off, was sure to not end well for the boys. As they often did, they took their scolding from their mother and let her tell their father Russell needed a new pair of shoes. Russell moved with his family to Alberta, Minnesota, where he continued his education as ‘the new kid.’ While in school, Russell became smitten with a local gal, Madonna Foley; the two dated all through school, both graduating from Alberta High School in 1956. They were married on November 14, 1956, at Assumption Catholic Church in Morris. They made their home on Russell’s parents’ farmstead and started their family, welcoming two daughters. They moved to a farm south of Chokio in the winter of 1959, and added three more daughters and two sons to the family – all within ten years! Russell spent his working years on the farm, with the help of Donna and their children. Russell was passionate about farming and proud of what he accomplished. It was important to him to leave a legacy for his children. In 2010, Russell and Donna moved off of the farm and into Chokio. Donna preceded Russell in death in August of 2021, Russell continued to live in Chokio until the time of his passing. For many years, Russell enjoyed cutting out wood projects for the St. Mary’s Craft Group. Russell also enjoyed golfing, working in his shop, watching Westerns and World War II movies and playing cards and games with his family.Russell died unexpectedly while visiting family in the cities on Wednesday, February 14, 2024; he was 86 years old.He is survived by his daughters: Elizabeth (Mike) Groff of Forest Lake, Sheryl Larson of Excelsior, Marcia (Todd) Friesen of Minneapolis, Lori (Randy) Lorenz of Minnetonka and Lisa (Leigh Middag) Larson of Savage; his sons: Gregg Larson of Zimmerman and Kurt (Lisa) Larson of Alexandria; his grandchildren: Jason (Nashawn) Groff of White Bear Lake, Tony (Stephanie) Groff of Forrest Lake, Tamara (Clay) Masters of Des Moines, IA, Blake Friesen of Chanhassen, Raechel Friesen of Nashville, TN, Meghan (Ben) Sjoberg of Rosemount, McKenna (John Kerr) Lorenz of Eden Prairie, Sophie Middag of Savage, Evan Middag of Savage, Jenna (Dereck) Buss of Champlin, Marisa (Dillon) Dickey of Glenwood, and Reed Larson of Ann Arbor, MI; great-grandchildren: Ciel, Theodore, Elijah, Averi, and Alia Groff, Eric Groff, Madeline and Robert Masters, Jaxon Friesen, and Aspen Buss; brother, Maynard Larson of Alberta; and sister-in-law, Lorrie Larson of Alberta. He is preceded in death by his wife, Donna; two grandchildren: Eric Groff and Laura Groff; parents, George and Grace Larson; and one brother, Floyd Larson. Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris is in care of arrangements for Russell.
Ronald Joseph Treml
Dec 23, 1945 - Jan 30, 2024
Ronald J. Treml, age 78, of Clements, passed away on Tuesday, January 30, 2024 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Morgan. A luncheon will follow the Mass at the church. Burial will be in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Clements at 1:30 p.m. with full Military Honors. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 6, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the St. Michael's Catholic Church in Morgan.The Nelson-Hillestad Funeral and Cremation Service of Morgan and Redwood Falls are in charge of the arrangements. E-mail condolences may be sent via www.nelson-hillestad.com.Ronald Joseph Treml, the son of Joseph and Louise (Guetter) Treml, was born on December 23, 1945 in Springfield, Minnesota. Ron attended country school, St. Joseph's Grade School and graduated in 1963 from Morgan High School. He entered the National Guard at age 17 and served honorably. He worked for Welter Boatworks and Woodworks until he took over the family farm in 1968. He was self-employed as a farmer and cabinet maker until his semi-retirement, continuing to farm with son-in-law Neil and grandson Dalton through the last harvest, when he combined most of the fields to his usual standards.Ron loved caring for the farm that has been in his family since 1901. He was proud of clean fields and straight rows without GPS. Ron also enjoyed gardening, especially growing popcorn and watermelon plants.Ron met Janice Saffert in late 1967 at a dance and they married on July 26, 1969. Together they started farming and raised 6 children.Ron got his first motorcycle at the age of 40 and continued to ride for the rest of his life. He also enjoyed his restored John Deere and Massey Harris tractors, and his 1965 and 1968 Chevys. He went on rides often and listened to old country music. He could often be found sitting with his first communion rosary in his hand.Ron was a faithful member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Clements, serving as an usher and on the maintenance committee. Ron was also a member of the Clements Legion Honor Guard.Ron's grandchildren will always remember tractor and gator rides with Grandpa, big bowls of freshly popped homegrown popcorn, homemade ice cream, woodworking projects and grape and orange pop in Grandpa's shop. Ron's children remember bean walking and rock picking, vacations in the station wagon, enjoying watermelons from the garden, summer lake trips, fishing, and always making popcorn balls on his birthday.Ron is survived by his wife of almost 55 years, Janice Treml; children, Lisa (Jeff) Fitzmorris, Brenda (Andreas) Treml, Sara (Bob) McNutt, Jeff (Dana) Treml, Dale Treml, and Laura (Neil) DeBlieck; grandchildren, Lillian DeBlieck, Ryan Treml, Dalton DeBlieck, Violetta Treml-Savas, Bobby McNutt, Joey Treml, and Coleman McNutt; brother, Dennis (Barb) Treml; sisters, Elaine (Arlan) Williams, Mary Ann (Tom) Klehr, Janice's brothers, Ken (Jeannie) Saffert, Ron (Barb) Saffert; brother-in-law, Marc Frana and many nieces and nephews.He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Louise Treml; in-laws Roman and Mathilda Saffert; sister Monica Frana, and nephew Monty Frana.Blessed be his memory.
Jul 14, 1966 - Feb 18, 2024
Lisa Cronin-HennessyPassed away on Sunday, February 18th, 2024 at University of Minnesota Hospital after a short illness. Her family was by her side.Lisa was born July 14, 1966 in Arlington, MA. She loved music, bicycling, gardening, and was an avid Trekkie. She also loved baking and was known for her delicious pies.Lisa established Riversong Montessori Preschool in Minneapolis. She loved her little students and was loved by them. She will be missed by them and their parents.Lisa leaves behind her husband of 31 years, Daniel Cronin-Hennessy; two beautiful and talented daughters, Kira and Karly; her parents, Michael Cronin and Elizabeth Zuppe; her sister, Lianne O'Connor; and her two cats, Artemis and Frisky.Visitation will be held on Friday, March 8th from 4-7PM at Wilbraham Funeral Home, 2551 Boston Rd., Wilbraham, MA 01095. Family and friends may meet for Lisa's Funeral Mass on Saturday, March 9th at 11AM at St. Mary's Church, 27 Somers Rd., Hampden, MA 01095. Burial will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society.
Risto Zelevarov "Chris Markoff the Wrestler"
Died : Feb 10, 2024
Zelevarov, Risto "Chris Markoff the Wrestler", passed away on February 10, 2024, leaving behind a loving wife, Brygida, two sons, Michael & Matthew and 3 grandchildren, Ethan, Brandon, Sophia. Mass of Christian burial at CHURCH OF THE HOLY CROSS (17th Ave. NE & University Ave. in Minneapolis, MN) on Wednesday, February 28 at 10 AM with visitation 1 hour prior. Interment at Hillside Cemetery.
Cindy Lee (Nunamaker) Prichard
Oct 18, 1949 - Feb 24, 2024
"Cindy Lee (Nunamaker) Prichard left this life to be with her Lord, Jesus on Saturday, February 24, 2024, surrounded by her family. She was born in Jamestown, New York on October 18, 1949. She was the only child of James M. Nunamaker and Martha J (Gibson) Nunamaker. When she was 3 years old, the family moved to the foothill area of the San Fernando Valley in southern California. Cindy graduated from Verdugo Hills High School in 1967 and attended Los Angeles Valley College and California State University, Northridge. Cindy\u0027s faith in Jesus as savior and lord began when she was 17. She was recovering from a critical illness and a friend visited her. In her own words, \u0026quot;He explained that I was a sinner, but that Jesus had died to pay for my sins. Good works would not save me. Religion and ritual would not save me. Only the blood of Jesus Christ could pay for my sins.\u0026quot; She accepted the gospel that her friend was impressed to share because she had come close to death. Beginning her new life as a Christian, she joined the Baptist church, sang in the choir, and worked as a counselor in the Baptist camp with children and with developmentally disabled adults that came to the camp for a week each year. In August of 1970, while volunteering as a camp counselor at high school camp, she met another counselor, Jim Prichard. From that week Jim and Cindy were inseparable. They began their 51 year marriage on September 9, 1972. The family moved to Minnesota in 1983. Cindy always looked for ways to help and to teach. An incomplete list includes teaching kindergarten, for 8 years, at Bryant Avenue Baptist School, sewing costumes for many plays and musical productions in the church (including outfitting her husband as the James the apostle), forming and teaching puppet teams, and washing dishes for a Christian daycare. She taught Sunday School, worked in the AWANA program and in Vacation Bible School. She also taught sewing in the Christian school. She will be remembered for her courage and compassion, service, joy, and faith. Even in her last days of life on earth, she would draw those she met to tell their stories, rather than telling her own. Cindy is survived by her husband James, her sons Lloyd (Katy) and Robert; daughter Elizabeth; and grandchildren Abbey, Jacob, Ainsley and Victoria. A funeral service will be held on Saturday March 2, 2024, at 2pm at Bryant Avenue Baptist Church, 5601 Bryant Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55419. Welcome and fellowship at 1:30pm. Interment will be in Dawn Valley Memorial Park, 9940 Bush Lake Road, Bloomington, MN 55438"
Jack Richard Gustafson
Nov 10, 2023 - Feb 22, 2024
Jack Richard Gustafson, 3 month old son of Brad and Kassy (Linbo) Gustafson, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 22nd, 2024. There will be memorial service at 11:00 am, Saturday, March 2nd at Trinity Lutheran Church of Minnehaha Falls, 5212 41st Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55417. Memorials of books, swaddles or stuffed animals may be given to University of Minnesota NICU. This season of our life started at the routine 20-week ultrasound. About halfway through the appointment, the sonographer confirmed she knew the baby's gender, then went on to say she was still looking for a couple images she was having difficulty with. The next week chaos entered our life as we were flooded with information and trying to figure out what steps we needed to take. Over that span, we were told we're having a girl then found out he's actually a boy, we learned the recommended medical facility for our situation was out of network for insurance (thankfully that's sorted out), and most importantly, we learned our little boy has a hole in his diaphragm referred to as Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH). In that 20-week ultrasound, we could see Jack's stomach was in the upper left part of his chest and his heart was pushed to the right side of his body. Starting late July, we began weekly appointments with Maternal Fetal Medicine to consistently monitor Jack's development, paying close attention to his heart and lungs. During those months, Kassy physically felt well and Jack was passing almost all of the tests they ran each week, but there was a constant level of discomfort with the question marks in our future. CDH has a wide range of outcomes, and the doctors had no way of identifying where he'd land on that range until he was born. The evening of November 8th we drove to Masonic Children's Hospital for the scheduled induction, and the week since then has been a blur. Jack Richard Gustafson was born November 10th, 2023 at 12:09pm. Immediately after delivery, he was intubated and sent over to the NICU. His lungs were small (pulmonary hypoplasia) and collapsed, and the blood pressure from his heart to his lungs was extremely high (pulmonary hypertension). After some trouble getting his central lines placed, they were able to get a PICC where it needed to be and medication got him to a relatively stable condition for the evening. That night we got a phone call at 1:00 am saying they needed to change his medication and then another at 3:00 am to tell us there was a high likelihood he'd need to be placed on an ECMO machine. Within an hour, they confirmed the ECMO was needed and began the procedure to place it. Between the ECMO placement and today (Nov 16), we've had more ups than downs. His vitals have been mostly stable over the past week, his color is better and he's comfortable, and the echocardiograms and x-rays are showing small signs of improvement. The name Jack means God is Gracious; that truth is something we hold closely right now. The journey ahead looks long and difficult, but there's plenty of reason for hope and we've been catching glimpses of how God is moving in this season. We look forward to the day we can look back on this story and more clearly see how God used it for our good. Jack Richard Gustafson: Resilience & Relationship Through his 104 days, Jack overcame far more than anyone expected. The last week of his life was filled with memories Kassy and I will cherish forever, and we only got to experience those moments because Jack fought through numerous challenges that could have taken his life much earlier. His resilience was a gift in itself as his journey taught us about him and about life, and his resilience is what gifted us the last week of holding him consistently while surrounded by family and friends. Jack loved people, and those who met Jack loved him and us well. Each time he got into his mom’s arms, he would relax and his vital signs would move in the right direction; his way of saying ‘thank you.’ Whether it was his nurses, OT or music therapy, he would consistently indicate he was grateful for those helping him. Beyond his direct connection with those who cared for him, he created an environment for us to build meaningful relationships in the NICU. Because of Jack, we felt love deeper than anything we’d experienced before from family and friends, from other NICU families, and from the medical team. The people who were part of his journey, the relationships built during his journey, will forever change our lives. Many of you have been praying for our family through this season and have offered your support in a variety of ways. We have felt heavily supported and loved. Thank you!!! Jack is survived by his parents, Brad and Kassy; grandparents, Rick and Gloria Gustafson, Scott (fiancée, Amy Berskow) Linbo, and Chad and Kris Oakleaf; aunts and uncles, Alex and Nate Esboldt, Austin Linbo, Madi Linbo, Mark Linbo and Jordyn and Mike Lindaman; great grandparents, Judy and Wayne Fleming, Verdella Martin, and Bill Oakleaf. To to the family or in memory of Jack Richard Gustafson, please
Dr. Francis Abraham
Sep 27, 1944 - Feb 27, 2024
Dr. Francis Abraham age 79 of Minneapolis formerly of Cambridge passed away peacefully on February 27, 2024. He was a surgeon at Cambridge Medical clinic since 2016. Dr. Francis was born on September 27, 1944 in Kerala, India. He received his primary medical degree in India. He obtained his specialist degree from the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh, UK. then went on to additional training Buffalo, New York. Dr. Francis started his career in Oklahoma. After a few years, he moved to Cambridge, MN in 2016 to work as a general surgeon at Cambridge Medical Center. Dr. Francis and his wife Sophia made their home in Cambridge, raising their two children; Dr. Franciso Abraham and Dr. Assunta Anasooya (Paul Gruber) Abraham. They were blessed with two grandsons Arjun and Manu. He is also survived by 4 brothers and 5 sisters and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends; most residing in India with the exception of one sister living in California. A Public Visitation will be held from 6-7:30PM, Monday, March 4, 2024 at Carlson-Lillemoen Funeral Home. Services will be private. To to the family or in memory of Dr. Francis Abraham, please