Moser, Nancy Denise Age 77 of Edina passed away November 1, 2018. Preceded in death by parents, Ronald and Marie Pearson, and one brother, William Pearson. After raising her family, Nancy worked as a flight attendant for Sun Country Airlines for 24 years. Nancy was known for her great style, excellent cooking, and loyalty and love for family and friends. Her deep faith was a great comfort to her and to those around her during her final days and will continue to be a lasting gift to all who knew her. Survived by her husband, Dale Moser of 21 years; daughter, Wendy (Holden) Bank; sons, Rick Rice, Michael (Tina) Rice, Russell Moser, Brad (Nicole) Moser; grandchildren, Brandon Rice, Matthew Rice, Josie Rice and Karolina Bank, Mila Moser, and Max Moser; sisters, Jane (Chuck) Ness, Becky (Bill) Bowman; and brother, John Pearson; and sister-in-law; Jane Williams; special friend, Kristen Rice; and many beloved nieces and nephews. Mass of the Christian Burial at Our Lady of Grace Church, 5071 Eden Avenue, Edina, Minnesota at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, November 21, visitation one hour prior to service at church. washburn-mcreavy.com Edina Chapel 952-920-3996
LaGrandeur, Philip H. of Edina MN passed away on October 12, 2018 at the age of 95. Born in Somerset WI. He served in the U.S. Navy during WW2 as a pilot and flight instructor. A graduate from St. Thomas College. He excelled as a sales manager for McKee Enterprises and retired at 85. He is preceded in death by his wife Yvonne (Jaeger), and his daughter Marguerite Hurley. He is survived by his daughter Patrice and son Pierre. Services will be held at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church 5071 Eden Ave. Edina, MN 55436 at 10:30 a.m. Friday November 16th. Preceded by a visitation at 9:30 a.m.
Mary MacDonald of Bonita Springs, FL and St. Louis Park, MN died unexpectedly October 31, 2018. Mary was a 1964 graduate of Regis High School, Eau Claire, WI and University of Wisconsin Parkside. Mary’s distinguished professional career began at J. I. Case (Tenneco) in Racine WI and included 23 years as Senior Director of Human Resources, McDonald’s Corp. Oak Brook, IL and 5 years as Vice President of Human Resources, Snap-on-Business Solutions, Cleveland, OH before happily retiring to Florida in 2010.
Mary was preceded in death by parents John and Patricia MacDonald of Eau Claire, WI. She is survived by, siblings, Michael (Kathy) (Madison, WI), Anne Strachota (Robert) (Edina, MN), John (Jamie) (Charleston, SC), James (Mona) (Edina, MN), Thomas (Debra) (Stamford, CT) and Jane Mayhew (Samuel) (Cambridge, MA) and her beloved dog, MacaDoodle. Mary was greatly loved by 13 nieces/nephews, 15 grand nieces/nephews and numerous friends worldwide.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 5051 Eden Avenue Edina, MN 10:30 a.m. Friday, November 9, 2018 preceded by a visitation at 9:30 a.m.
Donations in memory of Mary may be made to Secondhand Hounds Animal Rescue, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Dr. Michael MacDonald’s Juvenile Diabetes Research at Univ. WI, Madison (made to the University of Wisconsin Foundation and mailed to US Bank Lockbox 78807, Milwaukee, WI 53278) and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in New York in honor of her brother, Thomas MacDonald.
Monday, November 5, 7:00 PM
Our Lady of Grace will remember those who have gone before us. The names of those who have passed this year will be read as part of our prayer. Light reception to follow in the Commons.
Jennifer Elizabeth Moﬀatt
Beverly Boland Orr
James Edward Thomas
Mary Ellen Hurley
Joan Marie Stephens
Please find below a downloadable version of the 2016-2017 Our Lady of Grace Parish Annual Report. In the words of Fr. Kevin, “Let the reading of our Annual Report inspire you to deeper gratitude for how our parish carries out the mission of making Jesus Christ known and loved. Let our Annual Report be a way to ponder how you and your family might serve within our parish community.”
To download a copy of the 2016-2017 Annual Report click the image on the right or click here.
Stephens, Joan Marie Stephens, Joan Marie (nee O'Connell), age 92, of Edina, died peacefully in her sleep on October 22, 2018. Wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. Survived by daughter, Barb Zipoy (Mike); grandsons, Jack Zipoy (Arya) and Paul Zipoy (Abby); great-grandchildren, Ruxin, Zoey and Blake Zipoy; all of the Twin Cities. Also survived by brother, Howard O'Connell, of St Paul, and many nieces and nephews who held her dear. She was preceded in death by John Stephens ("Jack"), her loving husband of 60 years; her parents, Howard and Marie O'Connell; sister, Corrine Aschenbrener; and brother, Daniel O'Connell. Known for her kindness, positive spirit and ready smile, Joan was born on March 15, 1926 in St. Paul, MN, one of four siblings in a close- knit Irish family. She attended Central High School in St. Paul and the University of Minnesota. She met the love of her life, John, on a blind date and they soon began building their fun and interesting life together. Before settling down in Minnesota they lived in New York, Illinois and Ohio. They raised daughter Barb in southwest Minneapolis, where Joan was an active volunteer at Annunciation School and Church, and for many other organizations such as Meals on Wheels, a testament to her caring and compassionate nature. Joan enjoyed playing Bridge, especially when paired with her daughter, and was an enthusiastic golfer at Hazeltine National Golf Club and Gainey Ranch Golf Club in Scottsdale, AZ, where she and husband John spent winter months for 30 years. She began piano lessons as an adult and became a skilled player, despite her late start. She also dedicated countless hours to the Jazz Party, which was co-founded by jazz-loving John, and ran from 1985 1991 in the Twin Cities. Joan held a special place in her heart for her grandsons Jack and Paul, was active in their lives, and served as a dedicated cheerleader for their teams and special interests. Although unassuming and always focused on the well being of others, Joan was perpetually fashionable and certain to look her best, never tiring from her decades-long search for the perfect pair of khaki pants. She also showered affection on her dogs Katie and Sophie. To her family and friends, Joan embodied the sentiment of "doing small things with great love." Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 26th, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 5071 Eden Avenue, Edina. Mass will begin at 10:30 am, with visitation starting an hour prior at the church. Special thanks to the staff of York Gardens, Edina, for the love and care given Joan in recent years, particularly the last 18 months in Memory Care. Also, heartfelt appreciation to Wendy Brom and niece Mary Aschenbrener for their love and many kindnesses shown to Joan. Memorials preferred to Minnesota Bridge Education Fund or the #LIVIN Foundation. Washburn-McReavy.com Edina Chapel 952-920-3996
Tracy, Peter John age 66, died peacefully after a long illness on October 13, 2018. Born on September 30, 1952, in Oak Park, Illinois to James and Nancy (Crawford) Tracy. He is survived by his four siblings, Joanne Marsh (Edward), James (Mary), Thomas (Louise) and Michael (Julie) and many loving relatives and friends. Peter attended Loyola Academy in Wilmette, Illinois before graduating from Seton Hall Prep in South Orange, New Jersey in 1970. He went on to earn a B.A. in English from John Carroll University in 1974. A devout Catholic who was proud of his Irish heritage, Peter enjoyed sports and vintage rock 'n' roll music. He was friendly to all and instantly liked by everyone he met. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 5071 Eden Ave. S, Edina on Friday, October 19 at 10:30 AM, with visitation one hour prior. In lieu of flowers, Peter's family asks that you consider a donation to Tasks Unlimited tasksunlimited.org
Tuesday, October 16, 1:30 - 2:30 PM
All Seniors 55+ are invited to join us for a fun afternoon with fellowship and prizes sponsored by our OLG 5th Grade Pen Pals.
RSVP by Thursday, October 11 to Beryl Schewe at firstname.lastname@example.org or in the Parish Office (x9035).
Ruikka, Barb age 72, of Golden Valley, MN passed away September 27th, 2018. Survived by son Eric wife Jackie; daughter, Erin husband David; six grand children and brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial to be held Thursday, October 11th at Our Lady of Grace Church, 5071 Eden Ave, Edina, MN 55436. Mass at 10:30 AM with visitation one hour prior with luncheon to follow. Washburn-McReavy.com Edina Chapel 952-920-3996
Hurley, Mary Ellen Age 76 of Edina passed away unexpectedly Oct. 1, 2018. Preceded in death by William and Gertrude Groth, James and Helen Hurley, Nick Cords, and James Cords. Survived by husband, Michael; children, Patrick (Lisa) Hurley, Kathy (Mark) Ahmann, Michael (Julie) Hurley, and Susie Hurley; grandchildren, Kevin, Mary Beth, Maggie, Gunther, Katie, Michael, Jane, Kelly, Ryan, Patrick, and Lindsey; brother, Roger (Sheri); other loving relatives and friends. Memorial Mass at 1 PM on Friday Oct. 5, 2018 and Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 5071 Eden Ave. in Edina, with visitation 1 hour prior. Private family interment. Washburn-McReavy.com Edina Chapel 952-920-3996