Each man's death diminishes me,
For I am involved in mankind.
Therefore, send not to know
For whom the bell tolls,
It tolls for thee.       
            (John Donne, 1624)

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Kay Anderson (Anderson)

Birth Date: 1943-08-11
Deceased Date: 2019-08-07

Anderson, Kay Diane    8/11/1943 - 8/7/2019
Feisty to the end. 10+ year cancer fight. Preceded in death by parents, H. F. and Marian Anderson. Survived by Dale C and Michaeleen Anderson, of Rogers, and life long friend Deb Danielson, of Mpls.
Kay was a Parkette, a Viqueen and a Lakerette. 20+ years Flt Attendant for Pan Am. Loved cooking and long lunch parties. True love of pets. She ran Happy Tails Pet Sitting until recently.
She asked that friends enjoy a glass of wine and listen to the Beatles, in lieu of a service.
Thx to Abbott Hospital Staff, E4100, for their fine care. Memorials to Best Friends Animal Society, 5001 Angel Cyn Rd, Kanab, Ut, 84741-0567.

Jeannie Milligan Ferguson - August 12th, 2019
What a sweetheart we have lost.  Thanks to Kay and Debbie for getting
some of the old Parkettes together to dance at the 50 year reunions.
What fun we had.  So many great memories.

Jeannie Milligan Ferguson

Victoria Askanass

Birth Date: 1942-01-14
Deceased Date: 1975-03-01
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Ed Bach

Birth Date: 1943-12-26
Deceased Date: 1998-03-31
Robert Mumm - May 8th, 2011


You left too soon.  We used to have so many good times playing neighborhood football, golfing, fishing, cutting grass at Brookview Golf Course, and hanging around together.  We used to get in trouble together sometimes too, like the night we got chased out of the swimming pools at a number of private country clubs. 

We both went to the U of M, where you met Stephanie Edwards from Kenyon, Minnesota.  She went on to become host of Good Morning America in the 1970s.  We both went in the Army about the same time.  You were in Special Services and had the unfortunate experience of participating in the Vietnam Tet Offensive in 1968. 

Thanks for the time you obligingly delivered my paper route for me for one dollar when I went of vacation. Sorry about not telling you about the Doberman Pinscher at the last house.


Gary Barnett

Birth Date: 1943-08-27
Deceased Date: 1984-02-09

Gary Donald Barnett was born on August 27, 1943 and died on February 9, 1984 at the age of 40.  Gary was buried at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, MN and was a Vietnam veteran. 

Gary's DOB and DOD were found on the Internet to support the previous DOD of 1984.  If anyone has any other information, please send it to us using the Contact Us page. 
Barbara Kay Michael-Grover - May 12th, 2011
Gary, you were a great guy!  I remember taking off with Georgia Matzumoto and others to go into Nature and finish our sketchbook assignments for Mr. Heers.  You are a fun guy!
Linda Erickson OBrien - June 18th, 2010
Barnett you nut.  You sure made Mr. Heer's art classes very interesting.  I miss you and your (loud) 2 tone green Ford, maybe a 1950.  Linda Erickson

Robert E Baruth

Birth Date: 1943-04-09
Deceased Date: 2023-06-28

Baruth, Robert Edward, Age 80, of Blaine, MN. Survived by loving wife: Betty, children: Steven (Barbara) Baruth and Wendy (Kevin) Reilly, grandchildren: Brody Baruth, Aidan and Cole Reilly and Lillian White and brother: Tom Baruth.

Funeral services at KOZLAK-RADULOVICH BLAINE CHAPEL (107th Ave NE & Hwy #65) Friday, July 7, 2023 at 11 AM with visitation one hour prior. Interment Hillside Cemetery. Family Prefers Memorials.
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William (Will) Bastien

Birth Date: 1943-08-31
Deceased Date: 2022-06-14

William E. Bastien, age 78, of Northville passed away on June 14, 2022. He was born on August 31, 1943 in Minneapolis, Minnesota; son of Ovid Otto and Anne Elizabeth (Price) Bastien. Will graduated from St. Louis Park High School, class of 1961. He continued his education at the University of Minnesota where he graduated with a Bachelor of Philosophy with a minor in Anthropology. Will was united in marriage to Linda A. Irgens on May 21, 1969; lovingly devoted to each other for over 53 years.

Will was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota; he moved to Michigan in 1984 for his career at Graco Robotics. He was an Engineer, creating robots for use in the automotive industry. Will also worked for Atlas Copco before retiring from Wabash in 2009.

Music was an important part of Will’s life. He grew up in a family of professional musicians and worked as a musician himself for a number of years. After settling into another career, he continued to enjoy listening to and talking about music, especially jazz, blues and rock. He loved fishing at his property in northern Minnesota and enjoyed tinkering on woodworking projects at home. Will’s woodworking skills were utilized while volunteering with set construction at the Tipping Point Theater. A state champion high school baseball player himself, he enjoyed coaching his daughters and others in both rec league and high school softball. He also played on and managed a co-ed softball team for many years because he loved the thrill of the sport.

He enjoyed volunteering for the Friends of the Northville District Library, organizing and selling used books and serving as a member of the Friends Board. With a real love for animals, he adored being with his favorite furry companion, his dog Maxwell. More than all these accomplishments and hobbies, William Bastien was a very patient, supportive and kind husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend.

He is survived by his loving wife Linda; his daughters, Lydia (Jeremy) Gold and Elizabeth (Justin) Gusick; his brother David T. Bastien; and his grandchildren, Ben Gold, Nate Gold, Jacob Gusick, and Liliana Gusick. He was preceded in death by his parents.

A time of gathering will be held on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 from 2pm until 3pm with a Celebration of Will's life beginning at 3pm at Casterline Funeral Home, 122 West Dunlap, Northville.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial contributions to the Friends of the Northville District Library.
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Donald L Bates

Birth Date: 1942-09-22
Deceased Date: 2011-05-10
Bates, Donald L. age 68, of Eagan. Preceded in death by parents, Kenneth and Marge. Survived by daughters, Kiirstin Bates, Karen Erikson (John) and Kendra Baxter (David); grandchildren, Vanessa, Matthew, Jack, Zerfe, Megan and Asher; sister, Sharon Korstad (Bob); girlfriend, Cheryl Prohofsky; other relatives and many friends. Memorial service 11:00 am Tuesday at Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 2544 Highway 100 South, St. Louis Park. Friends may visit the family beginning at 10:00 am at the church. Memorials preferred to donors choice. Gearty-Delmore 763-537-4511Published in Star Tribune from May 13 to May 15, 2011
David Perlman - May 18th, 2012
Donnie came to the 17.3 year reunion in 1978.  It was good to see him because his presence was a nice surprise for me. I don't think he would have come to a more organized event.
Mike Rose - August 12th, 2011
Don was a good friend an important part of our neighborhood gang. We got into so much trouble together. It was some of the best times of our lives. You are missed.
Mike Smith - July 6th, 2011
A very good friend. Fun to be with, a little bit, wild and good heart.

Mark Brothen - May 21st, 2011
How can a end come so soon? I will miss my best friend.

Roseanne Barren (Bautista)

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Ronald Bell

Birth Date: 1943-09-12
Deceased Date: 2005-11-15
Bell, Ronald   A local Corona Business man, owner of Bell's Truck Sales, was fatally injured in a boating accident on November 15, 2005 in San Diego Bay. Bell's Truck Sales has been family owned for the past 23 years. Ron is survived by his wife, Patty, of 44 years; daughter and son-in-law, Michele and Steve Johnson; 3 sons, Ronnie Jr. and wife Theresa, Jason and Justin; 5 grandchildren, Alexandria, Taylor, Tylor, Jarrett and Kennedy. He was certainly One of a Kind, and will be greatly missed by many.
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James Belzer

Birth Date: 1943-08-31
Deceased Date: 2007-12-30
Belzer, James L. ,Age 64, of Eden Prairie, lost his battle with cancer on December 30, 2007. He died peacefully surrounded by his family. Preceded in death by mother, Natalie Belzer. Survived by children, Andrea Belzer, Benjamin Belzer, Samantha Hawkes, Kimberly and Amanda Harrington; grandchildren, Danielle and Dillon, Max and McKena, Jacob and Jonah; father, Mike Belzer; sisters, Barbara Malisow and Vicky McGinty. His love of dance drove him to co-founding East meets West Dance Club as well as being an accomplished dancer and dance teacher. He honorably served in the U. S. Army.
Loraine Polski Stillman - June 16th, 2012
 I, too, had the pleasure of knowing and dancing many times with Jim. i hope that his short life was filled with music and happiness.
Dianne Cell Elliott - May 7th, 2011
I knew Jimmy from age 3; we were family without being family.  He loved to dance from a very early age, and fortunately kept his love alive all his short life.  I will miss our dances together -  he was the best dance partner I ever had. 
margo morris - May 11th, 2010
 I was lucky enough to dance with Jim at Barry Forman's bar mitzvah
in seventh grade.  Looking back on it now I think he was the original John Travolta! We won the jitter-bug contest that night and we were thrilled. I am so sorry Jim died before his time. I will remember him always as a very gentle man with many artistic talents. 

Bruce Bitzer

Birth Date: 1943-06-01
Deceased Date: 2018-11-09
Bruce Bitzer, age 75 of Shakopee, MN, passed away on Friday, November 9, 2018, at St. Gertrude's Health Care Center in Shakopee.Bruce was born on June, 1, 1943, in Warroad Village, Roseau County, MN, the son of Alfred "Bud" and Stella (Halvorson) Bitzer.He was employed as a carpenter, and enjoyed fishing, hunting, reading and sports (especially hockey).

Bruce is survived by his wife, Sheila; children, Brian Bitzer, Wendy Heinen, Vicki (Mike) Rademacher, Kristi Heinen, and Sean Heinen; 9 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sisters, Charlotte and Colleen; brothers, Hal, Keith and Lee; life long friend and brother-in-law, Wayne Young; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Bud and Stella; siblings, Sharon, Marsha and Rolland.
Celebration of Life will be held in the Spring in Lake of the Woods, MN.

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Services will be set for a future date to be determined.
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Carol Diamond (Block)

Birth Date: 1943-08-09
Deceased Date: 2002-05-19
Carol Sue Block Diamond, age 58, formerly of St. Louis Park, Died May 19 in Woodland Hills, Calif.  Preceded in death by father, Saul Block; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Julius Block, and Mr. and Mrs. Sam Soltan; aunt and uncle, Addie Goodman, Archie Block; niece, Julie Block; and former husband, Stanley Diamond.  Survived by son, Alan Diamond, Bakersfield, Calif; mother, Nancy Block, Columbus, Ohio; brother, Dr. Arnold Block, Columbia, Md, Dr. Dale Block, Pittsburgh, Pa, Paul Block, Chatsworth, Calif.; sisters, Harriet Gold, Columbus, Ohio, and Judie Block, Anchorage Alaska; aunt and uncles, Rita and Harvey Soltan, Golden Valley, and Ernie goodman, LaVerne, Calif.; and many special nieces, nephews and cousins. Suzie worked for devoted friends Penny and Lowell Dreyfus of Los Angeles for 25 years.   Her sense of humor was legendary, as was her devotion to family and friends.  She was a member of Shomrei Torah Synagogue, 7353 Valley Circle Blvd., West Hills, CA  1304-6706.  Memorials preferred to a camp scholarship fund that has been esablished in her name at the synagogue. 
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Eugene Bogdon

Birth Date: 1943-09-30
Deceased Date: 2020-07-14

Eugene Allen Bogdon, age 76, of Plymouth, passed away on July 14, 2020. Survived by wife, Vicki; son, Jeffrey; and many more family and friends.
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Linda Mae Mary Sanderson (Bramberg)

Birth Date: 1943-07-27
Deceased Date: 1990-11-24
Dennis SANDERSON - August 26th, 2013
Linda Sanderson(Bramberg) Linda died of cancer at a very young age.I know this because i was married to her for 17 years.She is buried in St.Louis Park cemetary.She had two sons.

Sandra Young (Buvick)

Birth Date: 1943-05-02
Deceased Date: 2018-04-19

Sandra L. “Sandy” Young (Buvick), age 74, a longtime resident of Naperville, passed away on April 19, 2018 in Naperville, IL. She was born on May 2, 1943 in Minneapolis, MN of Swedish and Scandinavian descent.

Sandy is survived by her husband of 30 years, Thomas R. Young; step children Megan (Robert) Morrison and Lauren (Kevin) Vaclavik; grandchildren Erika Pauley, Danielle (Andrew) Wilson, Alex Sobieski, Grace Sobieski, Maxwell Morrison, Lia Morrison, Hadley Vaclavik, Caleb Vaclavik, and Harper… Vaclavik; nieces Karen (Travis) Voels, Paula (Steve) Geersten, and Cheryl (Don) Mendelsohn.

She is preceded in death by her parents Ruby and Arthur Buvick; step mother Ruby Buvick; sister Barbara (Ronald) Middlestadt.

Sandy was a proud member of the Mary Kay Cosmetics sales team and loved Mary Kay Pink. Prior to her retirement, she became a business owner with shared office spaces in Naperville. She was a proud former member of the Naperville Chamber of Commerce.

Sandy absolutely loved Christmas time and will be remembered for her Christmas cookies with lots of butter and her leftsa. Sandy was loved by many and will be deeply missed.

Family and friends to gather Saturday, April 21 for 10:00 AM visitation until time of funeral service 1:00 PM at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services 44 S. Mill St. Naperville, IL 60540.

Interment will be private.

For those wishing to leave a lasting tribute to Sandy’s life, donations to Edward Hospital Animal-Assisted Therapy C/O Edward Foundation 801 S Washington St. Naperville, IL 60540 in her name would be appreciated.

For more information, please call (630)355-0213. Read More »
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Thomas Carlson

Birth Date: 1943-04-02
Deceased Date: 2015-04-16

Carlson, Thomas Howard Long time resident of Eden Prairie. Passed away on 4/16/15. Tom was born on 4/2/ 43. He graduated from St. Louis Park H.S. in 1961, and received his Masters in Business from the U of MN. Tom is survived by his wife, Carol; sons, Blake (Candace) & Shawn (Rachel); 4 grandsons, Wyatt, Luke, Cole & Beckett; brother, Dennis (Sandy) & family. In lieu of flowers please support Tom's Charities of Smile Train, Wounded Warriors or St. Jude's Children's Hospital or any charity of your choice. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday 4/24 at 2 PM, with visitation at 12:30 PM, at Cremation Society of MN, Edina Chapel, 7110 France Ave. S., Edina. 952-924-4100.

Published on April 19, 2015

Jim Fulford - April 24th, 2015
Tom and I go back to 4th grade at Fern Hill. We had fun playing alley soccer during recess at school and in organized football in the kids league.  I believe we both had Gene Luren as a 4th grade teacher who is now 98.
Linda Erickson O'Brien - April 20th, 2015
Tom lived on about 26th and Vernon, went to Fern Hill, played for Miracle Mile little league, and I thought he was absolutely perfect when we were in the 5th - 6th grades."
Walt Tornow - April 20th, 2015
He was a wonderful spirit …  and his presence made it fun to be part of our class.  He will be missed. 

Constance (Connie) Leider (Carter)

Deceased Date: 2020-12-01
No obituary available for Connie Leider (Carter). 
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Sheldon Chester

Birth Date: 2023-10-10
Deceased Date: 2019-02-22

Chester, Sheldon Age 75, of Minneapolis, passed away February 22, 2019 after a valiant fight with lung cancer. Sheldon is survived by his best friend, his beloved wife of nearly 50 years, Lili. Sheldon is also survived by the family that he loved dearly, children: Marty Chester (Haley Schaffer), Ronald Chester, Kari Chester (Noah Trueger); grandchildren, Ella, Sophie, Rose, Pacey, Chester, Shepard; siblings, Gerald Chester (Fern), Priscilla Chester (Mitchell Bender).

Sheldon was devoted to his family, who he guided with love and devotion to tradition. He was devoted to his clients, and for more than 50 years, he used his unique skills and unparalleled ethical compass to help his clients build the resources to support their families and communities. Sheldon was also devoted to his community, which he supported with enthusiasm, devotion, and dedication to the common good. He was beloved and respected by all for the principled, compassionate way in which he lived and the values that guided his life. He will be deeply missed.

Funeral service 2:00 pm, SUNDAY, February 24th, BETH EL SYNAGOGUE, 5225 Barry St. W., St. Louis Park. Memorials preferred to the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas, or donor's favorite charity. Hodroff-Epstein 612-871-1234 hodroffepstein.com

Published on February 23, 2019
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Raymond Clark

Birth Date: 1943-10-22
Deceased Date: 1979-06-01
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John Clausen

Birth Date: 1943-08-05
Deceased Date: 2011-01-29
John William Clausen, 67, a longtime resident of Georgetown, passed away on Saturday, January 29, 2011. A memorial service celebrating John's life will be held on Thursday, February 3, 2011 at 2:00 PM at The Gabriels Funeral Chapel, 393 North IH 35, Georgetown, TX 78628.John was born August 5, 1943 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to the late John Henry and Marjorie Adeline Johnson Clausen. He is also preceded in death by his niece, Alison Albright in 2008. John graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration in 1966.  John married the love of his life, Margaret DeShaw, on December 28, 1967 in Savage, Minnesota.  The family lived in Omaha, Nebraska for 14 years before moving to Georgetown, Texas where they resided for over 20 years. They later moved to Briggs, Texas.John began his career as a computer analyst with RCA; later he worked for Unisys Corporation and Digital Equipment Corporation. When John and Margaret moved to Georgetown, John established his own business, Clausen Distributing, a full service vending company for over a decade. For the last four years he worked for Home Depot in Austin.John enjoyed collecting cars and had a passion for horses. John and Margaret moved to Briggs in order to make room for three new horses. He was fond of all of them.John leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving wife of 43 years, Margaret Clausen; his sons, Christopher John, Jeffery William, Andrew Thomas, and David Mathew and wife Kimberly; his sisters, Joanne Kitzman and Barbara Edin and husband Richard; many other friends and extended family.  In March, John would have been a proud grandpa for the first time to Parker Edward Clausen.Memorials in John's honor should be made to the charity of your choice.Personal words of comfort may be sent to the family online at www.gabrielsfuneral.com.
web master - May 25th, 2011
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Douglas Colliander

Birth Date: 1943-05-22
Deceased Date: 1996-05-06
Douglas C. Colliander,  Age 52.  Retired president and chief executive officer of MidAmerica Mutual Life Insurance Co. in Roseville, died Sunday of a heart attack at Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina. Colliander, of Bloomington, grew up in St. Louis Park and graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1965 with a degree in business. After college, he enlisted in the Army and served in the 25th and 27th infantry divisions in Vietnam. He received the Silver Star and two Bronze Stars. He retired as a major in the Army Reserve in 1985.
Bruce Colliander - September 2nd, 2011
Not only was Doug my brother, but my best friend and confidant.
We were "tag a longs" often doing the same thing and shared many of the same friends.  Doug's passing left a tremendous void in my life...I often think of my brother and what a wonderful
blessing it was to share my life with you.

Mark Brothen - May 21st, 2011
Being with you from Joppa,Wooddale, Brookside,Jr High, Sr. High, the Big Hills, It was my pleasure to know you.
Robert Mumm - May 8th, 2011


You checked out way to soon.  We used to have so much fun living together in the old house at Dinkytown as students at U of M.  You were always so enthusiastic about everything.  I am sure that helped you tremendously in achieving all you did at Mid-America and as an Army officer.  I believe you were the most decorated soldier from Minnesota to serve in Vietnam.  It was always a blast hanging around with you.  I wish you were here now so that we could be fishing buddies.  It was great being your friend.

Richard Collins

Birth Date: 1943-11-02
Deceased Date: 1993-12-27
Unable to locate obituary, however, DOD has been confirmed to be 12/27/1993.   Richard was married to Sue Dunn. 
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Robert D Conner

Birth Date: 1943-11-22
Deceased Date: 2011-10-03

Robert Dewitt Conner, 67,  passed away October 3, 2011.  Robert was born November 22nd, 1943 to Dewitt and Theon Conner in Minneapolis, MN.  He spent his youth between the state of Oregon and Minnesota, and later attended the University of Minnesota, where he met his wife of 43 years.
He was an industrial engineer, and worked for IBM and then Gallo, which brought him to the Modesto area.
Bob was an avid golfer and enjoyed spending his days on the course with his son and friends. He was also very involved in the youth soccer community, and helped to establish the competitive soccer league, Ajax, here in Modesto.
He will be remembered as an outstanding father, a loving husband, a devoted grandfather, and a loyal friend. And he will be dearly missed.
Bob is survived by his wife Susan, sons Brian (Catherine) and Robert, and daughter Lindsay Whitworth (Bret), along with his three grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Mary Murnane.
A private family burial will be held on Thursday morning, October 6th, at Lakewood cemetery with an open house to follow at the home of Brian and Catherine Conner, 512 Hartley Drive, from 1 to 4PM.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be made to Community Hospice, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto.
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Christopher (Kit) Dahl

Birth Date: 1943-09-27
Deceased Date: 2022-02-03

Dahl, Christopher "Kit" T.  78
How do you honor such a rich, varied and accomplished life as Kit's? From pheasant hunting in the fields of South Dakota to sport fishing in the waters of Costa Rica, hiking in the Himalayas to boating with family in the Arctic Ocean, Kit lived big.
Born on September 27, 1943 to David and Susan Barbara Smith Dahl, Kit died peacefully in his home in Wayzata by the side of his beloved wife Deb Hopp on Thursday February 3, 2022.
Kit found his joy in relationship with those people who interested, challenged and returned his affection. His collection of close friends was immense and the connections he forged were deeply felt. Thoughtful, strategic, challenging in both business and personal relationships, he did not readily accept the easy answer, always probing for insights and evaluating risk. "Never make a move until you know your next two," he always said.
After graduating from Saint Louis Park High School and the University of Minnesota, Kit began his career at Knox Reeves advertising where he worked on the Hamm's beer account, proud to have come up with the Relief Pitcher billboard. He was also first to suggest that the then-standard 60-second radio spot be bought as two 30s. But working for others was never going to work for Kit. He began buying businesses at the age of 24 and reinvented himself as an entrepreneur many times over, parlaying one business into another, including hair care, sewing notions, toys, photofinishing, broadcasting, commercial real estate and film production. Intelefilm won numerous Emmys and funded scholarships for young directors, many of whom are industry leaders today. He believed his greatest accomplishment was founding Radio Aahs, the first of its kind national Children's Radio network. He was the first in the U.S. to put a middle schooler on his board of directors and hired children as DJs, sports and entertainment reporters (including his son Cort) and consultants. Its listenership nationwide was in the millions. He was invited to join Young Presidents Organization in his mid-20s and the incredible bonds and profound friendships forged there were touchstones of his life. In addition to serving on numerous corporate boards throughout his career, Kit was an engaged and committed volunteer for a variety of initiatives at the University of Minnesota, where he and his wife recently co-chaired the $175 million capital campaign and helped launch the Public Life Project to help students bridge polarizing influences. He recently completed a long tenure on the Abbott Northwestern Foundation Board and was thoroughly enjoying his time on boards of the Minneapolis Heart Institute and TPT, where he co-chaired their recent strategic planning work. His sons Chris and Cort and their children were his great pride and he faithfully supported their divergent paths and pursuits while sharing their plans and achievements with all who would listen.His greatest loss is to be unable to see what spectacular lives his grandchildren will lead, regarding them both as two of the most amazing people he ever knew.
He began his spiritual life as an acolyte at St. Marks Cathedral, which his family attended in his youth, but in the end was drawn more to Buddhist meditation. He met the Dalai Lama and spent time with Buddhist monks, always searching for an interesting topic of conversation and new ideas to explore. The true home of his spirit, however, was the family island in the Boundary Waters of northern Minnesota with its whispering pines, dark waters and soulful sunsets. It was there in the cabin he rebuilt where he nurtured his closest friendships and enjoyed the love of family until the end of his life.
Survived by his wife Deborah Hopp, sons Chris, Jr. (Zhanna) and Cortland (Kasumi), stepdaughters Leslie Hopp (Travis Borth) and Deven Hopp, his sister Debby Dahl Edwardson (George), two grandchildren, C.J. and Ava, with a third on the way whose arrival he will sadly miss, his dear friend and deal partner Dick Perkins and his lifelong friend Bill Cameron, who died two years to the day before him. He often joked about his many medical adventures and mis-adventures over the years. He survived cancer eight years ago but in the end, it was his big and generous heart that took this complicated and cherished individual from us.
A celebration of the life of Christopher T. Dahl will be held on Wednesday, February 9 at 3 PM, Interlachen Country Club. Memorials preferred to the Minneapolis Heart Institute, College of Liberal Arts Public Life Project and TPT.

Current photo of Kit published in Mpls Star & Tribune Obituary.

Published on February 6, 2022

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Terence (Terry) Dailey

Birth Date: 1943-04-27
Deceased Date: 2012-02-03
Dailey, Terence V. age 68, of Burnsville, peacefully passed away this past February 3rd, 2012 at the VA Medical Center, Minneapolis. He was a loving husband, father and doting grandpa and will be missed by his family and many friends. Terry was diagnosed in early December 2011, where he started treatments at the VA for a progressive form of Leukemia known as MDS (Myelodysplastic Syndromes). It was traced back to his service in the U.S. Navy, Vietnam War as an airman. After 40+ years with Northwest Airlines, Terry retired from being a Mechanic and an active member in the I.A.M.A.W. Union (International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers). For years he helped raise donations and participated in annual runs with Hawgs for Dogs: Minnesota Chapter of Guide Dogs of America. He was a fellow Brother, Mason and past President for the MVASC of Zuhrah A.A.O.N.M.S. Mpls., Noble member and part of the 100 Million Dollar Club; Brother and member of the Minnehaha Lodge #165 in Mpls, past Commander of American Legion Post 643, Savage, MN and remained an active and longtime member with Post 1776, Apple Valley, MN. Terry was preceded in death by the love of his life and wife of 41 years, Susan "Susie" Dailey, his sister, Kathleen Strom and his amazing parents, Horace "Alfred or Fritz" and Althea Dailey. He was survived by his only daughter, Shaune and husband, Mark Krempel of Las Vegas, NV; his two granddaughters, Brianna Dailey Krempel (13) and Natalie Krempel (6); along with his beloved nieces and nephews and many other supportive friends and family members, including family from both sides of his parents - The Bohanon's, Fiskes, Boyce's, Keck's and Skavnak's. There will be a celebration of Terry's life at 10 am, Saturday, June 23rd in the Chapel at Lakewood Cemetery, Mpls. Riding in on a Harley Davidson is welcomed... it will make him smile from the heavens above. Cremation Society of Minnesota 612-825-2435
Dan Johnson - July 17th, 2021
Terry was a good freind both at Brookside and in High School

I miss him

Shaune Dailey Krempel, Daughter - September 2nd, 2012
My Dad died this past 2/3/12 at the VA in MPLS. He had been in there since 12/27/11.  Originally diagnosed with MDS, he was given 2-6 months. He actually passed at 5:12p from Septic Shock. I had to unplug him, those were his wishes. When I made the decision to honor his wish, he passed within a minute. So right then, I knew I made the right decision.
Shaune Dailey Krempel - September 2nd, 2012
June 03, 2012
Letting Go...
The angels gathered near your bed,
so very close to you
For they knew all of the things
that you were going through,
I thought about so many things,
I tightly held your hand,
Oh, how I wished that you were strong
and healthy once again;

But your eyes were looking homeward
to a place beyond the sky,
where God will hold you always,
it was time to say goodbye;
I struggled with my selfish thoughts
for I wanted you to stay
So we could walk and talk again,
like we did the other day;

But God still knows what's best
And I knew God loved you so
So I gave you life's greatest gift;
The gift of letting you go.

Love and miss you Dad...

Linda Joanne Polinder (Detle)

Birth Date: 1943-04-24
Deceased Date: 2020-05-08

L Joanne Polinder (Detle), 77, passed away on May 8, 2020 at Legacy Salmon Creek in Vancouver, Washington. She was born on April 24, 1943 to Leonace Reed in Ashland, Wisconsin. She spent the early years living with her grandparents and had fond memories of her grandmother Mary all her life. Joanne was the oldest of her siblings. She graduated from St. Louis Park High School in St. Louis Park, MN in 1961.

Joanne met Gene Polinder and married in June 1963. They had two children, Dawn Linn and Patrick Polinder. After they divorced' Joanne decided it was time to start fresh someplace other than Minnesota. She had planned on moving to the Pacific Northwest prior to getting married. So she had an auction and loaded what was left in a small u-haul trailer. Packed the kids in the car and made the trek cross country to Portland, Oregon. Gene returned and they moved to Vancouver, Washington and got remarried.

Joanne held a number of jobs over the years. She was a typesetter, worked at the cannery, sold Avon and ran pilot car one season with Gene. She managed the books for him while he was a long haul truck driver.

Gene passed away in 1989 after a stint with Hospice. Joanne was so impressed with the nurses, that after Gene passed, she went to school at Clark College in the nursing department. She did the prerequisites and the nursing program in two years and graduated with honors in 1991.

Joanne spent a year working for the VA and then went to work for Hospice Southwest. She finished her nursing career working for Kaiser’s Hospice. She absolutely loved her job.

Joanne loved her children, her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren. She loved a good book and dogs. She read about French bulldogs in a mystery novel and decided she had to have one. She ended up having four before she was no longer able to take care of a dog.

Joanne is survived by her children, Dawn Linn and Patrick Polinder; grandson, Micheal Linn; great-grandchildren, Audrie Linn and Connor Linn; siblings, Jerry (Sally) Seidlitz, Terri Detle and Leo Zembrycki Jr.; Gene’s daughter, Denise (Barney) Hall and children, Carey, Nicole and Justin; brother-in law, Wayne (Helga) Polinder; and sister-in-law, Nila Polinder

Joanne was predeceased by her husband, Gene; parents, Leonace Detle and Leo Zembrycki Sr.; siblings, Ricky, Shar and Gary Detle; and son-in-law, Dave Linn.

Internment will be at Crawford Cemetery with Layne’s Funeral Home covering arrangements. No funeral at this time due to the virus, so a Celebration of Life will be held later when we can all gather and remember the wonderfulness of Joanne.

Please sign his guest book @ www.columbian.com/obits

Published by The Columbian on May 17, 2020.
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Stephen Dibble

Birth Date: 2023-10-10
Deceased Date: 2019-04-05

Dibble, Stephen Scott, age 75, Passed away peacefully on April 5, 2019 after a long fight with cancer. Preceded in death by parents Robert and Marion. Survived by loving wife of 52 years, Wallina; daughters, Marian (Todd) Leighton and Stephanie Dillingofski; grandchildren, Scott, Ryan, Nathan and Samantha; brothers, Dan (Julie) and Doug (Sue). Also survived by many family and friends.

After serving in the Air Force Steve worked as a telephone system technician, with an incredible work ethic and a huge heart. He retired in 2008. Besides his love for his family, Steve loved traveling. He and Wallina visited many places across the globe. Steve was also a long-time volunteer at Maple Grove Hospital. His positive and optimistic attitude was with him until the end. He will be greatly missed.

Memorials preferred to North Memorial Hospice. A service and celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Published on April 7, 2019
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Jerry V Diller

Birth Date: 1943-04-11
Deceased Date: 2019-09-02

Jerry Victor Diller, On Mionday, Septenber 2ndm Jerry passed away at the age of 76.. Jerry was born on April 11, 1943, in Detroit, Michigan, the only child of Max and Belle (Davidson) Diller. He received his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Colorado, Boulder..

At Colorado, he met and later married Carole (Sacks) Diller. They raised two daughters, Becca and Rachel. While Jerry and Carole weren't meant to be married long-term, they remained close friends throughout his life. Jerry loved being a grandpa and was "Bubba" to Jake & Allie (Becca & Alex Ramati) and Dillon (Rachel & Warren Kleban).
Jerry practiced as a licensed psychologist on and off for much of his career and was an Emeritus Professor of Clinical Psychology at The Wright Institute in Berkeley, California where he taught classes on cultural diversity, cross-cultural service delivery, the history of psychology and supervised doctoral students since 1979. Jerry was an accomplished author focusing on Jewish identity, psychology, and cultural diversity. He also had a short stint as a pastry chef, which was his family's favorite job.

Jerry loved to travel and filled many passports exploring the world. He always found connection when he travelled, especially in South Africa where he got involved with the Institute for the Healing of Memories, which seeks to contribute to the healing journey of individuals, communities and nations. Jerry cared deeply about helping individuals and communities move beyond trauma toward a more peaceful and just future.
Jerry was a wonderful father, grandfather and friend. He is loved and will be missed by all. There will be a memorial service at Rest Haven Memorial Park on Thursday, September 5th at 11 am.

His family wishes to express gratitude to the staff of the Spring Living at Greer Gardens and Serenity Hospice for their care for him during his final days. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Temple Beth Israel (https://www.tbieugene.org/donate/) or The Institute for Healing of Memories North America (https://healingmemoriesna.org/donate).

Arrangements entrusted to Musgrove Family Mortuary. Please access the obituary and you are invited to sign the guestbook at musgroves.com
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To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.Published in Eugene Register-Guard from Sep. 3 to Sep. 4, 2019.
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Susan Pugh (Dunsworth)

Birth Date: 1943-10-13
Deceased Date: 2021-02-09

Susan Dunsworth Pugh, 77, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away Tuesday February 9, 2021. She was born October 13, 1943 in Rapid City, South Dakota to the late Jack and Julia (Field) Dunsworth. She married Meredith “Med” Pugh on March 8, 1965 and he survives in Bowling Green.Susan was a graduate of St. Louis Park High School in Minnesota. She went on to attend the University of Minnesota and the University of Connecticut where she obtained her Bachelor’s degree. She then obtained her Master’s Degree from Bowling Green State University. She worked for 13 years as the Director of Registration and Classroom Scheduling for BGSU.
Susan spent many years as a local Girl Scout Leader. She grew up in Minnesota where she was a canoe guide in the boundary waters. She was an avid reader and enjoyed spending time sewing, gardening and doing crossword puzzles. Susan was an accomplished bridge player and enjoyed spending time in the company of her bridge club (Kay, Sue, Jane, Sue, Linda, Claire, and Dawn). She cherished her companionship with these ladies, as she did her close friendships with Peggy, Bonnie, and Doreen. Susan loved traveling with her husband Med to Europe and South America and they also enjoyed many years cruising Lake Erie on their sailboat. Her greatest joy in life came from the time she spent with her family, especially her grandchildren whom she adored.
Along with her husband of nearly 56 years, Med, she is survived by her daughters Julie Nebinger of Bowling Green, Sarah (Jeffrey) Hilbert of Atlanta, Georgia and Megan (Michael) Smith of Bowling Green, brother Tim Dunsworth of Minneapolis, Minnesota, sister Linda (David) Venghaus of Athens, Georgia and grandchildren Bailey, Bronwen, Dylan and Susan.
Services will be private for the family. A Celebration of Susan’s Life will be held at a later date. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Dunn Funeral Home in Bowling Green.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given in her memory to the Wood County Humane Society or The Wood County District Public Library.
To share an online condolence or fond memory with the Pugh family please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com

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Roger B. Eckers

Birth Date: 1943-06-05
Deceased Date: 2022-03-23

Dr Roger Bruce (Doc) Eckers.  An outstanding and accomplished multi-instrumentalist with a gigantic resume of jazz music performances around the world, has sadly and peacefully passed away
Loving husband, father, teacher and musician passed away on March 23, 2022, at age 78.

CHILDHOOD: Roger Eckers was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Mary Cynor and Robert Eckers. The youngest of three boys, he adored his older twin brothers, Robert Jr. and Raymond. His mother instilled a love of music in Roger at a young age as a piano teacher and as the conductor of the hit local band, the Eckers Orchestra of Minneapolis. Roger played a number of instruments as a child, but found a favorite in the saxophone. He played in the Eckers Orchestra with his family and in the St. Louis Park High School band.
FAMILY: Roger married Debbie Herendeen in 1989 and their 33 years of marriage and partnership were the happiest of his life. They shared a love of fishing in Chaumont Bay, the cottage, an annual visit to St. Lucia, music, gardens, animals, and cherished time with family and friends. By age 21, Roger had three daughters: Christine, Lori, and Darcy. He was a supportive father who passed his love of music onto all three. Christine played the flute and graduated with a B.A. in music from the University of Michigan. She now resides in Florida and is a County Commissioner. Lori played the oboe through college and Roger was thrilled that Lori recently started playing again. She now works for the University of Rochester in Advancement. Darcy played the saxophone and is a former Kindergarten teacher. She now resides in Florida with her fiancé Rick. Roger became a father-in-law to his “favorite son-in-law,” Jim, when Lori and Jim married in 1990. Jim has been a high school science teacher for 34 years and plays the drums, much to Roger’s dismay. Roger became stepdad to Debbie’s children, Brent and Brandon, in 1989. Brent and his wife, Melissa, live in Boston and work at Northeastern University. Their two daughters, Katherine and Claire, adored their Grandpa Rog. Brandon lives in Connecticut and is a member of the US Navy. Roger loved being a grandfather to Lori’s children, Daniel and Amy, Christine’s children, Benjamin and Audra, and Brent’s children, Katherine and Claire. He was also a great-grandfather to Audra’s children, Leah, Lili, and River. Roger continued to instill his love of music down the family tree. He started Daniel on trumpet and Daniel grew up to share Roger’s love of jazz, playing in groups like the Eastman Youth Jazz Orchestra. Roger started Amy on flute when she was eight years old and taught her private lessons for over 10 years. He attended every concert and was her first call after every NYSSMA solo festival. As a Syracuse Football and Basketball fan, Roger loved going to games to watch Amy play piccolo and flute with the Syracuse University Marching Band and pep band.
Born with a love of animals, he adopted a multitude of dogs, cats, rabbits, and fish throughout his life. Not one to hold back from an interest, he began breeding fish in his basement and it quickly evolved to a high-level, hundred-tank operation selling to local fish stores. This endeavor might not have been profitable, but he wasn’t one to shy away from caring for his pets. A pushover for a cute face, he was once the caretaker of 10 cats at one time. He had a particular soft spot for Labradors and naming them after his favorite musicians. Dexter Gordon, Charlie Parker, Willie, Riley, and Duke are amongst the many pets who lit up Roger’s life.
EDUCATION: After earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from the University of Minnesota, Roger moved his family to Rochester, NY to attend the Eastman School of Music. He obtained his Master’s Degree from Eastman and studied classical saxophone under Sigurd Raschèr. He received his Doctorate Degree (Doctor of Musical Arts) from Eastman in 1976. He performed his Doctorate Degree Recital in Kilbourn Hall and recently had a seat in the Hall dedicated in his name. The family hopes all will visit Kilbourn Hall and take a moment to remember Roger when they see his name on seat E10.
CAREER: Roger was the band director at Rush-Henrietta High School for 33 years, where he conducted the high school concert band, jazz band, pit orchestra, competitive marching band, and pep band. He also gave private lessons for over 50 years and supported countless young musicians in their music education. He taught a number of students who went on to become professional musicians, college music professors, or music teachers themselves, but he cherished the relationships he formed with his students the most.
Roger performed around Rochester with his Quartet and Big Band at venues like Hedges, the Strathallan, the River’s Edge, Charley Brown’s, and even the Strasenburgh Planetarium. He was a staple name in the music community, from his gigs to his role as an artistic director for touring shows, where he always played multiple books himself. He played with several famous musicians and played in a number of jazz festivals, such as the Rochester International Jazz Festival and the St. Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival.
Roger continued to practice his instruments every day, often telling others he woke up at 5am to start his studies. Later in life he found a new teacher in Jerry Bergonzi, who he studied with and visited often.
INTERESTS: Roger kept his Minnesota roots close to him and remained a Minnesota Vikings fan through thick and thin, claiming every year, despite all historical evidence, that this was going to be “their year.” He passed his purple fandom onto his family and even took everyone to see a game at US Bank Stadium in 2021. In shocking fashion, the Vikings’ won the game when the kicker made a field goal in the last thirty seconds, which we can only imagine was due to Roger’s enthusiastic cheering.
Roger and Debbie took an annual trip to St. Lucia every January after falling in love with the island during the St. Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival. They loved returning each year to the sun, friends, and some relaxation.
Roger fell in love with the Thousand Islands and bought a cottage in Chaumont Bay. He was meticulous about taking care of the cottage and the boat, but even more meticulous about his lawn. He was an avid fisherman, always claiming to know the best spots of the day where the perch were biting. On a particularly good day, he’d call up everyone he knew and ask them to guess how many fish he caught.
Roger was known for his infectious laughter and his love of the finer things in life, like Johnnie Walker Red, a fine meal, sports cars, popcorn, and the occasional frozen KitKat or Nutter Butter. His last days were spent surrounded by his family and music. He passed away on the evening of March 23, 2022. He will be greatly missed by family, friends, and the community.

Predeceased by his father, Robert Eckers, mother, Mary Cynor, and brothers, Robert and Raymond Eckers. Roger is survived by his wife, Debra Eckers, daughters, Christine Moore, Lori (James) Hahn, Darcy Eckers (Rick Williams), stepsons Brent (Melissa) Griffin, Brandon Griffin; grandchildren, great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephew. 

Friends may call at Harloff Funeral Home, 803 S. Washington St., E. Rochester, Tuesday, March 29, 3-7 p.m. Roger’s Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, March 30 at 11:00 a.m. St. John of Rochester, 8 Wickford Way, Fairport, NY 14450. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music, Performing Arts Medicine at giving.rochester.edu or P.O Box 270032, Rochester, NY 14627-0032 in memory of Roger.   

BIO: It's a long way from Minneapolis Minnesota to Rochester NY but when fate beckons,
distance is not an obstacle.  Roger Eckers left Minneapolis to attend the Eastman School of Music where he completed his MA in Theory and DMA in Music Education with a major in clarinet. He took a teaching position at Rush-Henrietta NY for one year and stayed for 33 years. While at Rush-Henrietta, he developed the Band program into one of the finest in the country. Some of the guest soloists included Clark Terry, Urbie Green, and Arnie Lawrence. In addition, the theory program was widely recognized as one of the finest in  the US. 

Dr. Eckers has studied with some of the finest teachers in the world.  They include Sigurd Rascher on saxophone, Stanley Hasty on clarinet, Joseph Mariano on flute, and Jerry Bergonzi on Jazz.

While teaching, Dr Eckers pursued his own career as a performer.  He has performed with numerous jazz greats such as Urbie Green, Clark Terry, Slide Hampton, Monty Alexander, Jiggs Whigham and Junior Mance. He has played in many Broadway shows and with the Buffalo Philharmonic, NBC Ice Capades and Diana Ross.   

Roger has recorded three albums and has been heart on many jingle recordings as well. The Roger Eckkert Quartet and Bib Band have performed in most venues in Rochester. He appeared regularly in the Rochester International Jazz Festival and St. Lucia Jazz Festival as well.  


Kathy Buresh Takacs - April 5th, 2022
I am sorry we have lost our classmate Roger.  He gifted the world with his good natured personality and always beautiful music.

As a student in St. Louis Park, I had a relative that lived near the Eckers family home.  I was always happy to be in the neighborhood when Roger had gathered student musician friends and their instruments at his home. Music played by the young hyper enthusiastic group was delightful!

I have positive memories of Roger's good humor before, after, and sometimes during, school band practices.  He had a way of creating upbeat moments during a sometimes otherwise uneventful day.  (He seemed to be at his "finest" during our outdoor marching band practices!)

Many years post high school, I landed in upstate NY.  Roger was teaching there, post completing studies for his doctorate at the Eastman School of Music.  In addition to a creative and outstanding teaching career, his Big Band and Quartet were well known for their week-end performances at many places and events in the Rochester NY area.

I last saw Roger in 2011 at our amazing Class of 1961 50th Reunion.  He was kind enough to assemble a highly talented group of musicians (including Jay Goetting.). Led by Roger, we were gifted with wonderful pre-reunion dinner music on the patio of the Minikahda Club.  Perfect.  Thank you, Roger.  We'll miss you.