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Sheldon Joppru

Aug 16, 1951 - Oct 28, 2023

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Wayzata, MN

Joppru, Sheldon Dale, aged 72 passed away peacefully in his home on October 28, 2023. He was born on August 16, 1951 in Thief River Falls, MN to Arthur and Evelyn Joppru. Sheldon was an outstanding athlete and was named all-conference and All-State in both football and basketball. Because of these accomplishments, he was later inducted into the Lincoln High School (Thief River Falls,MN) Hall of Fame in 1997. Sheldon would continue his athletic career at the University of North Dakota where he wa...Read More

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Larry M Weslock

Dec 20, 1941 - Feb 20, 2024

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Wayzata, MN

Larry was born December 20, 1941 in Grand Rapids, Michigan to Ernest and Martha Weslock. He grew up with his twin brother Terry, and his sister Carol. Larry graduated from Portage High School in 1960. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Christian Education from Concordia River Forest and Master’s Degree from Western Michigan University. Larry was a well known and loved teacher. During his internship, he taught 3rd and 4th grade, drove the school bus, and his wife, Cari, was the school secretary. In Brazilton, Kansas, he taught K-8 in a one-room schoolhouse. Larry spent 40 1?2 years teaching at Portage Public Schools mainly in elementary school classrooms. During the last 15 years of his career, he moved into Information Technology. In 2002, Larry was awarded the Outstanding Technology Using Educator Award from MACUL, Michigan Association of Computer Users in Learning. He met his future bride, Cari Luegge, in 1962 and they were married July 21, 1963. After a few years of marriage, Larry and Cari decided to settle into an old farmhouse in Schoolcraft, Michigan where they would raise their family. Their five children, David, Kurt, Rick, Marcie, and Cathy enjoyed many wonderful memories of growing up in that house. Larry completed so many projects over the years including: garages, bathrooms, wood stoves, cutting cords of wood, decks, redoing kids rooms, enclosing the front porch, and moving the stairway. The house was constantly being upgraded. All five children graduated from Schoolcraft High School, and Larry and Cari lived there until 2003, when they retired and moved to South Carolina. In retirement, Larry and Cari enjoyed living in South Carolina in the winters, and summers at The Cabin in Syracuse, Indiana. They spent their many years traveling to see friends and family, cruising, being part of the congregation at All Saints Lutheran Church, and playing lots of Hand and Foot with friends and family. Larry was very active. Throughout the years, he enjoyed cross country skiing, camping, running, biking, sailing, kayaking, boating, as well as wood working, house repairs, stained glass, diamond painting, and more. The family joked he would take a break from mowing the lawn to vacuum the house. Larry was a devoted, patient, and loving husband. He was the most fantastic Dad five kids could ever ask for. He attended every game or event they ever had; cheering loud across the court, chasing them on the cross-country course, and always supporting them. He then spent time with his nine grandkids, attending their games and concerts, taking them to the zoo, or reading them books. Larry passed away peacefully at home on February 20, 2024. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Martha Weslock. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Cari; children David Weslock of Indian Land, SC, Kurt (Debbie) Weslock of Howell, MI, Rick (Laura) Weslock of Fort Mill, SC, Marcie (Steve) Weslock of Golden Valley, MN, and Cathy (Carl) Schutt of Crystal, MN; grandchildren, Sarah (Alex) Carignan, Joshua Weslock, Cory Weslock, Leah Weslock, Ransom Weslock, Noah (Ana) Weslock, Reece Weslock, Lydia Schutt, and Clara Tatzmann; siblings Terry (Naomi) Weslock and Carol (Ken) Marbaugh and nieces, nephews and many close friends. Donations in memory of Larry can be made to the University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center Foundation- Masonic Cancer Fund. Funeral Service will be held Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 11:30 am at Glory of Christ Lutheran Church, 4040 MN-101, Plymouth, MN 55446. Visitation one hour prior. Lunch reception following. To to the family or in memory of Larry M Weslock, please

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LeRoy John Hart

Sep 01, 1929 - Feb 12, 2024

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Wayzata, MN

LeRoy John Hart, age 94, was called home to be with the Lord on February 12, 2024 in Wayzata, MN. He was born to John and Anne Hart in St. Paul and graduated from Macalester College, St. Paul. Lee served 39 years as principal and teacher in schools of the Lutheran Church — Missouri Synod. Lee had many interests and was an accomplished potter, taking classes in ceramics at the Minnetonka Center for the Arts. Lee is survived by his wife, Doris of 69 years; daughters, Suzanne (Charles), Rebecca (Roger), and Stephanie (Steve); grandchildren, Rachel (Ben) and Nathan; one great-grandson; and sister, Joan (James). A memorial service will be held at Glory of Christ Lutheran Church, 4040 County Road 101 North, Plymouth, MN at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 23, 2024 with visitation one hour prior. Memorials are preferred to Concordia Theological Seminary, 6660 N. Clinton St., Fort Wayne, IN 46825. To to the family or in memory of LeRoy John Hart, please

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Ralph Dunn Burgess, Jr.

Mar 22, 1932 - Feb 11, 2024

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Wayzata, MN

Ralph Dunn Burgess, Jr. passed away peacefully on February 11, 2024, surrounded by loving family members. Ralph was a fiercely independent thinker who lived life to the fullest. In his nine decades, he built a successful business, passionately pursued many hobbies and inspired all who loved him by always doing things “his way.” Forever known as “Sonny” to his family and close friends, Ralph was born on March 22, 1932, in Minneapolis, MN, the second of seven children. After graduating from Patrick Henry High School, Ralph worked alongside his Pop, Ralph Sr., at Northern Pump, an ordinance manufacturer for the U.S. Navy. Drafted into the Army at age 21, Ralph served in the Korean War, where he achieved the rank of First Sergeant in only nine months while leading a combat artillery unit. After returning home, Ralph earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota, the first of his family to graduate college. His abilities were soon recognized by Buhler Incorporated, a Swiss-based manufacturer of food processing equipment, who brought Ralph to Uzwil, Switzerland to hone his talent and learn the trade. Within a few years, Ralph applied his mastery of engineering to a new business venture that he founded, Food Engineering Corporation. A visionary designer, Ralph enjoyed creating solutions for his customers’ most challenging needs. Over three decades, he built FEC into a successful company, with A-list clients in the United States, Europe, Africa and Asia, and a large manufacturing facility in Plymouth, Minnesota with more than 250 employees. Throughout his life, Ralph approached his many hobbies with the same gusto. He was a passionate and talented lifelong photographer, who captured many beautiful landscapes, architectural images and priceless family photos. Fitness was important to him, and he was an accomplished skier, avid runner and weightlifter. His grandchildren remember trying to keep up with Grandpa Sonny on hikes along the trails surrounding Ralph’s vacation home in Tofte, an area that he especially loved. In addition to the North Shore outings, we’ll also remember many wonderful family gatherings in Arizona, and Sonny’s beautiful singing voice, especially when we hear his favorite song, “My Way.” Ralph is preceded in death by his father, Ralph Dunn Burgess, Sr., mother Louise Roland Burgess, sisters Patricia Socher, and Mary Lyman, and brother Richard Burgess. He is survived by his loving wife, Linda Hamm Burgess; daughters Cheryl (David) Burgess-Burghardt, Suzanne (Brent Hall) Jackson; grandchildren Peter (Nicole,) Emma and Madeline Burghardt, Sam Jackson and Naomi (Cody) Heineman; great-grandchildren Teddy and Carolyn Burghardt; sisters Sandra (Bud) Pebley and Judy Johnson; brother Dennis (Annebeth) Burgess, and many nieces, nephews and close friends who held a special place in Ralph’s heart. A service and celebration of life will be held at 3:00pm, Tuesday, February 27 at Wayzata Community Church, 125 East Wayzata Blvd, Wayzata, MN 55391. Memorials can be made to the American Lung Association and Disabled American Veterans. Though he is no longer with us in person, Ralph will forever remain in our hearts, inspiring us with his love and boundless energy. May he rest in eternal peace. To to the family or in memory of Ralph Dunn Burgess Jr., please

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Gerald Ramsey Anderson Jr.

Jul 02, 1970 - Feb 10, 2024

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Wayzata, MN

Anderson Jr., Gerald Ramsey “G.R.,” “Jerry,” “Ace,” “Iffy”, 53, died on February 10, 2024 after a long illness. G.R. graduated from Orono High School, Drake University and Colombia Journalism School. He played as a semi-professional pitcher for the Eau Claire Owls. He wrote for City Pages, MinnPost, BringMeTheNews and other well-received publications. As a co-host and on-air personality, G.R. broadcasted for “myTalk” 107.1, WCCO and KSTP AM-1500. He was a professor at the University of Minnesota in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, Hamline University and IPR College of Creative Arts. He played in the bands Rex Daisy (Signed to Geffen Records), 2 Tickets 2 Paradise and The Ardent Spirits, among many others. His most recent project with The Ardent Spirits showed his talents for songwriting, drumming, arranging and recording. Finally, he did several remixes for Prince that have been released by Paisley Park. G.R. said, “I love to be proven wrong. I love to learn.” While he worked for City Pages as a reporter and then managing editor, he won two University of Minnesota Frank J. Premack awards, the state’s highest honor for public service journalism. He only ever wanted the truth. He never had a retraction. G.R. is survived by his parents, Jerry and Joann Anderson, beloved sister, Lavon Kellner, niece Chloe Kellner, good friend David Kellner, fiancée Kristin Boorsma, exquisite cat ShaSha, many cousins, as well as many friends and family. Services will be held at St. Martin’s by the Lake Episcopal Church, 2801 Westwood Rd., Minnetonka Beach, Minn. on Friday, February 16, 2024. The Family visitation will begin at 12:30, Memorial service beginning at 1:30 p.m. Reception following the service. Zoom Link [https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82429528327] Please direct memorials to the family. To to the family or in memory of Gerald Ramsey Anderson Jr., please

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Mark G. Fox

Died : Feb 02, 2024

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Wayzata, MN

Mark G. Fox Age 76 of Wayzata, passed away peacefully on February 2, 2024 after a courageous 9 month battle with Pancreatic cancer. Preceded in death by his parents, Yvonne and Howard Fox, and former wife, Julie (née Antonuk). He is survived by his wife, Terri Huml Fox; his children, Eric (Hilary), Wesley (Elizabeth), Jenny and their mother, Mary-Stuart, along with his three brothers “The Fox Boys”, Peter (Jane), Tom (Marie) and Kirk (Jane). He adored his grandchildren Carter, Peyton, Mary, Anne, John and Liv. Mark grew up in Minnetonka Beach and lived in Orono before moving to Vail, CO where he spent 25 years as a custom home builder, returning to Minnesota after retirement. Mark enjoyed boating on Lake Minnetonka, hockey, fishing and attending sporting events with his grandchildren. He was loved by many friends and he will be greatly missed. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 2nd, 10:30am at St. Martins By-the-lake Church, 2801 Westwood Rd S Minnetonka Beach, MN. To to the family or in memory of Mark Fox, please

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William Hutton

Aug 17, 1935 - Feb 04, 2024

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Wayzata, MN

William (Bill) Hutton, 88, passed away peacefully in his sleep on February 4, 2024. Bill, a true family man and committed friend, will be dearly missed by those who were fortunate enough to know him. Bill was born August 17, 1935, at home in Towner, North Dakota, to Roy and Alice Hutton. He was raised in Towner alongside his older brother, Roy (Bud) Burton Jr. and sister, Carol, surrounded by a loving and supportive extended family, including his grandparents, aunts, and uncles. Bill attended school in Towner and graduated from Towner High School in 1953, oftentimes running a load of scrap metal for sale into nearby Minot for his father, Roy, before school in the morning. After graduating high school, Bill attended North Dakota Agricultural College, now North Dakota State University, and graduated in 1957. During this time he was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, which introduced him not only to many friends he would cherish throughout his life, but also to his future wife, Molly. Bill was introduced to Molly Bishop by her mother, affectionately known as Ma Bish, who was the fraternity’s house manager. Following Bill’s graduation from college, he was commissioned as Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force, where he served for three years. During his service, Bill spent time in Texas, Nebraska, and Newfoundland proudly serving his country and meeting new people. Bill spoke fondly of his experiences serving in the Air Force throughout his life. Bill and Molly were married on April 11,1960, at First Presbyterian Church in Fargo, ND. Shortly thereafter, the newlyweds moved back to Towner where they started their family and Bill dove headfirst into his entrepreneurial pursuits. He purchased and began operating a Phillips 66 gas station and Chrysler Plymouth Dodge dealership, conveniently located off Highway 2 in Towner, eventually building a new one car showroom and service shop, along with the Wagon Wheel Cafe. Bill’s tagline was “Your Town and Country Dealer,” and he often described this as the best time of his life. He loved being a small business owner, and, more importantly, the people he met and the lifelong friendships he built along the way. Faith played an important part in Bill’s life and he was a longtime member of Zion Lutheran Church in Towner. Bill cherished his family. He was a devoted husband, loving father, grandfather and great grandfather. He treasured spending time with his family, whether gathered around the dinner table enjoying one of Molly’s amazing meals while sharing stories and laughter, or embarking on adventures across the North Dakota countryside. Bill will be remembered for his warm smile, his kind heart, and his unwavering dedication to those he held dear. His legacy of hard work, faith, and love will continue to inspire those who knew him. Bill valued a North Dakota work ethnic, a good conversation, and learning something new every day. Many of you would have seen him on his daily walk, rain or shine. Bill is preceded in death by his loving wife, Molly; his parents, Roy and Alice Hutton, his brother, Bud, and sister-in-law Marilyn. He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Warren Spilde of Towner, ND and his children: Sherri and her husband Bob Wenner, Wayzata MN, Scott Hutton and his wife Kara, Orono MN; and Sheila and her husband Reid Vosper, Savage MN. His seven grandchildren include: Robert (Bobby) Wenner and Luica Rowe, living in Denver CO, Jonathan Wenner, Alexandra (Allie) Wenner, William (Will) Hutton, Alana Hutton, Kellen Vosper, and Ryan Vosper all from the Minneapolis area; and one great grandson, Robert Rowe Wenner. Bill has always been surrounded by many loving nieces and nephews who held such a special place in his heart. A private family service will be held on February 24th. A service and celebration of Bill’s life will be held at Zion Lutheran Church in Towner, ND on Friday, July 5th and burial to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Zion Lutheran Church in Towner, ND in Bill’s honor or to the Parkinson’s Foundation. Though he may no longer be with us in person, Bill will forever remain in our hearts, guiding us with his love and wisdom. May he rest in eternal peace. To to the family or in memory of William "Bill" Hutton, please

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Gloryanne Stone

Mar 25, 1939 - Jan 03, 2024

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Wayzata, MN

On January 3, 2024, Gloryanne Stone passed away peacefully at age 84. Gloryanne, an incredible wife, mother and grandmother cared deeply about her family and friends. Many people– especially those close to either of her children–considered her a surrogate mother. She cared for others not out of obligation, but because of who she was. Born on March 25, 1939, in Salem, Massachusetts, Gloryanne was the loving daughter of Bernard and M. Glory Spellman. She graduated from Salem State University and was a high school English teacher for many years. She lived, attended her K-12 school (Saint Crittenden’s), and attended college all on the same road in Salem! She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Wayne; her children, Christopher (Trish) Stone and Allison (Jon) Errickson; and her grandchildren, Katherine and Drew Errickson. Visitation will be held from 2-3 on Friday, January 19th at St. Therese of Deephaven Parish, followed by Mass at 3 p.m. St. Therese 18325 Minnetonka Blvd., Wayzata, MN 55391. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to N.C. Little Memorial Hospice (https://www.littlehospice.org/donate).

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Allan C. Nelson

Oct 09, 1942 - Dec 29, 2023

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Wayzata, MN

Nelson, Allan C. 1942-2023 Allan passed away following a long and determined struggle with the complications of Parkinson’s Disease. He left this life with peace and dignity. On a beautiful Friday evening of December 29th, he went on to eternal life with his Heavenly Father. Allan was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy and brother, Dennis Nelson. He is survived by his daughters, Allison (Matt) Schwaller and Adrienne (Keith) Wikman; grandchildren, Kate and Jacob Schwaller and Danielle Wikman; sister, Kathleen (Ron) Colburn; brother, Craig Nelson and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 9:30 a.m. Friday, January 12, 2024 at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 115 Wayzata Boulevard West, Wayzata. Visitation 5-7 p.m. Thursday at David Lee Funeral Home, 1220 East Wayzata Boulevard, Wayzata and beginning at 9:00 a.m. at church on Friday. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please donate to Struthers Parkinson’s Center in Golden Valley or to Redeemer Lutheran Church. To to the family or in memory of Allan Clark Nelson, please

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Arthur Raymond Meyer

Jul 26, 1930 - Dec 24, 2023

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Wayzata, MN

Arthur “Art” Raymond Meyer passed away Christmas Eve at 93 years old. Art was surrounded by his family when he went to be with the Lord. Art was born in Chicago, IL on July 26th, 1930 to Otto and Margaret Meyer. Art started his lifelong passion for baking at a young age when he would help his mother bake because she was allergic to flour. Art’s baking prowess led him to becoming a gifted cake decorator. After high school, Art joined the US Air Force and was stationed at the Lackland, TX base. Art baked and cooked for the troops during the Korean war. In 1952, he married his high school sweetheart, Betty Lundy. They lived in San Antonio, TX while Art served his country. Art and Betty then moved to Wheaton, IL where they had five children. Art and Betty loved vacations in Minnesota, so in 1967 they moved with their five children to Maple Plain, MN. Art took a job with Super Value where he worked his way up in the bakery department. Art oversaw several stores throughout the Midwest. From the 1970’s and into the 90’s, he owned and operated three restaurants. In the late 90’s, Art went back to baking and worked 10 years at Lunds & Byerlys grocery store. His love of cars and working with people led him to his next job at Morrie’s Imports. Art’s final place of employment was back in the restaurant business working in the kitchen at Davanni’s restaurant. Here he helped prep meals, specifically salads. He was so quick with his chopping skills that he was nicknamed “El Chopo.” Art finally retired at the age of 88 to become a full-time caregiver to his beloved wife, Betty. Art loved nothing more than spending time with his family. He loved to fish and get away to northern Minnesota. Art was a jokester and if he liked you, he would tease you. Art is survived by son David Meyer (Joslyn), daughter Sheryl Ducharme (John), daughter Janet Robertz (Scott), daughter Sandy McKown (Mark), and son Mark Meyer (Jodi). He is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Betty, son-in-law Kraig McKown, sister Betty Ann Meyer, sister Nancy Lundy and brother Dick Meyer. A funeral service will be held at Maple Plain Community Church in Maple Plain, MN on Saturday, January 6. Visitation will begin at 10:00 AM with a service to follow at 11:00 AM. Donations may be made to Maple Plain Community Church, The Navigators (www.navigators.org), or Prison Fellowship (www.prisonfellowship.org). To to the family or in memory of Arthur "Art" Raymond Meyer, please

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John H Uecker MD

Nov 29, 1938 - Dec 24, 2023

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Wayzata, MN

John H Uecker MD, age 85, of Wayzata, Minnesota passed away on Sunday, December 24, 2023. John was born in Dickinson, ND.

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