BINGO Party with Seniors


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 or in the Parish Office (x9035).

Funeral Notice: Sheila O'Donnell Cron

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Cron, Sheila O'Donnell Age 80 of Edina and Crosslake. Passed away on September 15, 2018. Sheila was the second graduating class of Our Lady of Grace School 1951 and a member of Holy Angels High School class of 1955. She worked as a stewardess for Northwest Airlines until her marriage to Bob Cron. Sheila enjoyed her life filled with her faith, raising a family and spending time at the cabin. Sheila is finally at peace and with her loved ones. Preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Cathryn O'Donnell; husband, Bob Sr.; sisters, Elaine Barrett, Mary Jean Boran, Gertrude Rocheford. Survived by her loving children, Bob Jr. (Sue), Cathy Sweeney (Mike) and Mary Schulman (Alan); grandchildren, Pat (Megan), Anna, Hope, Hanna, Sean, Conor, and Regan. Also survived by many wonderful nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian burial 10:30 AM Friday September 28th at The Church of Our Lady of Grace, 5071 Eden Ave, Edina. Visitation one hour prior to mass at church. Internment St. Mary's Cemetery. Memorials preferred to Sister Jean's Cookie Cart, 1119 W. Broadway Ave, Mpls. 55411. Edina Chapel 952-920-3996

Funeral Notice: Benedict "Ben" Walters

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Walters, Benedict "Ben" Ben passed away peacefully at age 97 surrounded by family on August 26, 2018. Preceded in death by his siblings, Leo, Raymond, Anastasia, Hildegard, Andrew and Roman. He is survived by his wife of 68 years Joyce; children, Connie (Lynn) Speaker, Margi (John) Smith, Mike (Kate), Patricia (Wirt), Laura (Mark) Helmueller; 8 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. Ben was a Navy Lieutenant who served during WWII. He graduated from the U of MN and was a member of Delta Sigma Pi fraternity. Ben had a long and successful career in advertising sales followed by 30 years of active retirement. He loved his family, friends, serving others and travelling with Joyce. Ben had a strong faith in our Lord and was an active member of Our Lady of Grace parish. He will be deeply missed. Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, September 5th at 11 AM at the Church of Our Lady of Grace, 5051 Eden Ave. S., Edina. Visitation one hour prior to services at Church. Memorials preferred to Sharing and Caring Hands or a charity of your choice. Edina Chapel 952-920-3996 West 50th St. & Hwy 100

Confirmation Classes for Persons with Disabilities


Saturday, August 4 and Saturday, August 18
9:30 - 11:30 AM, Church of St. Richard, Richfield

Do you know anyone with special needs or mental or physical disabilities age 16 or older, who has not received the Sacrament of Confirmation? Both sacramental preparation classes are mandatory for guardians and candidates. Pre-registration preferred but walk-ins accepted. Please contact Deacon Eric Gunderson or Sonya Flomo at or 651-291-4488 for more information.

Funeral Notice: Raymond Francis Gottsacker


Gottsacker, Raymond Francis God came for Ray, age 94, on the morning of July 29, 2018. He left this world peacefully, comfortably and with fam- ily nearby. He was born on November 17, 1923, in Sheboygan, Wis. He attended Saint Lawrence Seminary High School in Mount Calvary, Wis., where he was awarded a diploma in 1940. After completing military service, he attended the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where, in 1948, he received a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering. Ray was a registered professional engineer and proud of it. The majority of his career was at Honeywell, where, as a principal production engineer, he worked on highly classified projects for the U.S. government. He served as president of the Minnesota Federation of Engineering Societies and as president of the Honeywell Engineers Club. He held four patents. Ray wore little on his sleeve. Self- effacing and not loquacious, he'd give you his opinion, but generally, you'd need to ask for it. He was fair but could be tough, though almost always with the objective of correcting juvenile behavior, defending the little guy or righting an injustice. He capably handled the Herculean task of raising six children all of whom always had food, shelter, encouragement and an excellent role model. His preferred method of transport was a green convertible with a white top, which he was often left to admire as one of his kids drove off in it. Ray's most valued relationship was with Carolyn, his wife of 70 years, whom he truly cherished. In 1988, he wrote and had published in the Minneapolis Star Tribune on Valentine's Day a 500-word love letter to her in which he proclaimed "a bride is a promise fulfilled, but a wife is a promise fulfilled over and over and over and over again." His attention to and love for her provided an unwavering good example for his five sons. Ray was a WWII veteran, wounded at the Battle of the Bulge, for which he received a Purple Heart. He also was awarded the Combat Infantryman's Badge and two Bronze Stars. He is survived by his wife Carolyn (née Kotnik); daughter Mary Johnson (Barry); sons Greg, Mark (Betty), Michael (Patty Schulz) and Steve; five grandchildren and a great grandson. He is preceded in death by his son, Philip. "The angel wrote, and vanished. The next night It came again with a great wakening light. And showed the names whom love of God had blest, And lo! Ben Adhem's name led all the rest." A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 5071 Eden Ave, Edina, MN 55436 on Thursday, August 2nd at 11:00 AM. Visitation 1 hour prior to service. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Mayo Clinic Alzheimer Research Center. Edina Chapel 952-920-3996

Funeral Notice: Arthur Julius Finklea

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Nov. 13, 1924 - July 11, 2018

Arthur Julius Finklea was born Nov. 13, 1924, in Foley, Ala., and passed away July 11, 2018 in Milwaukie. Arthur attended Pensacola High School and in February 1943 enlisted in the Army Air Corps. Art was in active duty during WWII in India and Guam. After the war Art moved to Minneapolis, where he met his bride to be, Mary Kerich. Art and Mary married Oct. 14, 1950. They lived in St. Louis Park, Minn., for 33 years, where they raised their three children. Art had a long career working as an electrician for Northern States Power (Xcel Energy). Art was a member of the IBEW for 70 years.

Mary preceded Art in death in December 2014. Art is survived by his three children, Edward (Erin) of Ashland, Ore., Charlotte (Michael Dunn) of Santa Ana, Calif., Richard of Minneapolis; and his granddaughter, Lorraine Finklea of Baltimore. Burial with military honors will be at Resurrection Cemetery in Mendota Heights, Minn. The family wants to thank The Springs at Clackamas Woods and Dr. Richard Goldenberg for over a decade of care. Our parents' many friends from West Linn will always be treasured by the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: David C. Ring Scholarship Fund, IBEW Local 160, Attn: Rose Eiden, 2909 Anthony Lane, St. Anthony, MN 55418, or Christ the King Catholic School Support A Student Assistance Program, 7414 S.E. Michael Drive, Milwaukie, OR 97222.
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Funeral Notice: Joan Brick McHugh


McHugh, Joan Brick 6-30-29 to 7-24-18 Preceded in death by husband, George McHugh; parents, Geraldine and William Brick; sister, Mary Brick Burns; brother, William Brick; brother and sister-in-law John and Florence McHugh. Survived by brother, James Brick; sisters-in-law, Mary Brick, Judy Brick, Patricia McHugh; brother-in-law, Donald Burns (Sue Renwick); children Kathleen McHugh, Amy Grossman (Troy), Katie Wanous (Patrick); Molly McHugh, Mary Helen McHugh Franze, JP Franze; Martha McHugh Baumbach (James), Marc Baumbach, Nichole Andersson (Jan), TJ Scott, Kylie Scott, Carson Scott, Gabriel Baumbach (Jessica), Carter Baumbach, Leah Baumbach, Christian Brown, Kenyon Brown; Bill McHugh (Joanne), Emily McHugh, Eddie McHugh, Mason McHugh, many beloved nieces, nephews, friends and her children's friends. Our mother had a way of making each person feel like they were special. She made you laugh and brought music, dance, and joy to your life. She was fun and funny! She loved a party and each of you that came to sing at the piano or a swing on the dance floor with her. She wore her high-heeled taps dancing through her early 60's, and lap swam through her 70's. Her kind, sweet spirit touched all who were fortunate enough to know her. Joan was a long-time Montessori teacher and a tireless hands-on philanthropist, helping too many to list. During her tenure at the Junior League of Minneapolis, she and her fellow volunteers started The Minneapolis Children's Theatre where she acted in one of the first productions as the Wicked Witch of the East in The Wizard of Oz. They also birthed Catholic Charities' Clothes Line enterprise in Minneapolis. Her final project was working at Mary's Place in Minneapolis literally washing the feet of the homeless. To call her wife, mom, grammie/grandma, nanny, aunt, friend, teacher, colleague, is to be blessed. We all will miss her beautiful voice and smile. She will forever be loved and remembered by the way she lived her life. Visitation: 5:00-7pm Friday, July 27, 2018 at Gearty Delmore Park Chapel, 3960 Wooddale Ave S., St Louis Park. Funeral: Reviewal 10:00 am with Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 am Saturday, July 28, 2018 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 5071 Eden Ave, Edina, MN 55436 (952) 929-3317. Gearty-Delmore 952-926-1615

Funeral Notice: Bette Ann Pothen


Pothen, Bette Ann Age 87 of Apple Valley, MN formerly of Burnsville, MN, passed away on Friday, June 15, 2018 peacefully surrounded by friends and family. Bette was born on June 8th, 1931 in St. Paul, MN the Daughter of Julius M. Klein & Martha M. Klein -"Sepion" - of St Paul. A private mass will be held at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 5071 Eden Avenue, Edina, MN. Interment will be in Elmhurst Cemetery, 1510 Dale St. N., St. Paul, MN. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to Fraser Institute Minneapolis.

Funeral Notice: Alfred H. Beh, Jr.


Beh, Alfred H. Jr. 73, returned home to God December 14th 2017. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was an overall mentor to many and a humble example for all. He graduated from the University of Iowa with a bachelor's degree in engineering and remained a loyal Hawkeye fan for life. As an engineer he dedicated 43 years to the design and development of aerospace life support systems. He met and later wed the love of his life, Rose after he swept her off her feet during their first dance. They raised three devoted children and one beloved granddaughter which they followed to Minnesota into their golden years. He was greeted in heaven by his mother Bernice, father Alfred Sr., brothers Robert and Ben, and sister in law Connie. He is survived by his wife Rose of 47 years, daughter Tammy, sons Al III and Matt, granddaughter Vanessa, brother John, sister Mary (Spud) and sister in law Kathy, amongst many nieces and nephews. He was adored by his family and will be greatly missed by all. He will be remembered for his wisdom, compassion, humility, selflessness, strong morals and perseverance to fight for continued time with his family. He and his family are extremely grateful for the many doctors, medical professionals, families, friends, neighbors and caregivers that gave strength to his life. A private family life celebration will be held in the summer