Funeral Notice

Funeral Notice: Isabelle Anne 'Belle' Waggoner

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Waggoner, Isabelle "Belle" Anne Age 89 of Edina, went to Heaven on 7/9/2019. Preceded in death by daughter, Catherine (Dick) Bates and sister, Lorraine Jackson of Mineral Point, Wisconsin. She was an employee at Perkins Restaurants for 20 years and a dedicated parishioner of Our Lady of Grace Catholic church. Survived by children, Jane (Bruce) Morrow, Bill (Robin) Waggoner and Pete Waggoner; grandchildren, Becky and Sarah Morrow, Nikki (Mic) Campbell, Mandi (Tim) Schwartz, Jill (John) Weeks, Nina Bauernfeind, Daniel Waggoner, Cally Waggoner, Liam Waggoner, and Rudy Waggoner; great-granchildren, Ben Weeks and Hailey Bella Schwartz, and many nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank the staff at The Estates of Excelsior, especially the Memory Care unit. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Our Lady of Grace School student scholarships. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11AM on Monday, August 12th with visitation one hour prior at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 5071 Eden Ave, Edina. Edina Chapel 952-920-3996

Funeral Notice: Patricia Hunt North

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North, Patricia Hunt Age 78, passed away knowing the love of God and family. Survived by husband of 58 years, Skip; children, Dave (Julie), Mike (Martha), Pam Lindahl, Brain (Patty); two siblings and six grandchildren. Preceded by sister, Shirl Herzig. She was an ANW Hospital registered Nurse 22 years; OLG member over 50 years; volunteered at OLG and VEAP; Woman of Faith; inner strength; generous of spirit; committed to family; moral of character; positive; valued friend; listener; ready laugh; hugger; baker of awesome goodies; love to save $; wore pink a lot; matching scarfs; scrupulous about her hair; loved to dance. Mass of Christian Burial at 2:00PM, on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 5851 Eden Ave South, Edina, with visitation one hour prior. Private interment at Lakewood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to VEAP, 9600 Aldrich Ave S, 55420. Washburn-McReavy.comEdina Chapel 952-920-3996

Funeral Notice: Jean Anne Simonson

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Simonson, Jean Anne Passed away at age 76. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frederick and Jean Heitke. She is survived by her brother Jimmy Heitke, her children Robert J. Graf (wife Maria Baker), Teresa J. Coen (husband Tom Coen) and Laura K. Graf (husband Kristopher Bearson), grandchildren Emma and Merrick Bearson, Chloe Bowers, Avery Coen, Buck and Dickens Graf. In lieu of flowers, we ask that memorials go to the Alzheimer's Association in her honor. Funeral Service is Monday June 17th, 2019 10:00 AM @ Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 5701 Eden Avenue, Edina, MN. Visitation 1-hour prior at church. Family interment at Hillside Cemetery. Edina Chapel 952-920-3996

Funeral Notice: Mimi Hester (Mullin) Villaume

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Villaume (Mullin), Mimi Hester 82 years old, of Edina, Minnesota, passed away on June 1, 2019, after a long battle with cancer. Preceded in death by her husband Eugene T. Villaume; parents W. Edward and Mary Hester Mullin; brother William E. Mullin; nephews Ted and Eddie Mullin. Survived by husband John Harrigan; children Edward F. Villaume, Louis T. Villaume (Teresa), Catherine V. O'Neill (Kevin); siblings Sister Katherine Mullin VHM and Richard Mullin (Mary Henry); sisters-in-law Chouhei Min Mullin, Carolyn Villaume, and Sister Mary Denise Villaume VHM; grandchildren Matthew Villaume (Sarah), Robert Villaume (Anna), Emilie Villaume, David O'Neill, Caroline O'Neill, and Caitlin O'Neill, along with nieces Liz Mullin (John Fedele) Catherine Mullin, nephew, Evan Mullin and many cousins. Mimi attended Northrup Collegiate School, graduated from the Convent of Visitation and is an alumna of Manhattanville College. Mimi married Gene Villaume in 1960 and they were blessed with three children. As a young mother, Mimi endured great heartbreak when her husband, Gene, passed away, leaving Mimi (29 years old) with three children under 3 1/2 years old. Strong as steel, Mimi overcame this tragedy to provide a loving home in which all could excel. Her children and grandchildren were her pride and joy. Mimi was known for her dry wit and zest for life. She loved to travel and was always up for an adventure. Mimi had a passion for gardening too. Later in life, Mimi developed a love of Mah Jongg, and had many standing games both in Minnesota and Florida. She especially looked forward to her Saturday games with her two sons and friends, who affectionately named it "Mah Jongg with Mimi." She was blessed with many friends from coast to coast. She looked forward to seeing her friends at exercise class. Throughout her life, Mimi worked with children and young adults in need. She served as a foster parent with her husband Gene. She loved her years working in the Robbinsdale School District and as a lecturer and counselor. Married to John Harrigan for 34 years, they enjoyed a wonderful life together in Minnesota and Florida. Mimi was a proud member of The League of Catholic Women, Minneapolis Junior League, the Minikahda Club, and the Quail Ridge Country Club (Florida), Our Lady of Grace Parish (Edina) and Saint Thomas More (Florida). Mimi's family is grateful for the wonderful care that she received from NC Little Hospice. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Visitation Monastery North Minneapolis; Wounded Warriors; or The League of Catholic Women. Visitation 5:00-7:00 PM Friday, June 7 at Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel, West 50th and Vernon Ave. at Hwy. 100. Mass of Christian Burial 11 AM Saturday, June 8 with visitation beginning at 10 AM at the Church of Our Lady of Grace, 5051 Eden Ave. S., Edina. Private interment. Edina Chapel 952-920-3996

Funeral Notice: Terence W. "Terry" Commferford


Commerford, Terence W. "Terry" 63, died unexpectedly on May 25 of a heart attack. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Therese (Terry) Sheehan; brothers, Tim (Marilisa) and Tom (Lori); nieces, Rachel (John) Madden, Jackie Commerford; nephew, Daniel (Rachel) Commer-ford; mother-in-law, Patricia Sheehan; Mary Sheehan (Tony Marra), Sue (Randy) Blanton, Kathy Sheehan (Joe Grazzini), Patrick (Maxine) Sheehan, Michael (Britney) Sheehan, Colleen (Mike) Todd; many Sheehan family nieces, nephews and cousins. He was pre-ceded in death by parents, John and Aileen Commerford, and father-in-law, Donald Sheehan. Terry graduated from Highland Park Senior High School in 1974 and worked at Thomson Reuters (formerly West Publishing) and recently retired after 40 years. Mass of Christian Burial is June 7, 2019 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 5071 Eden Avenue, Edina, at 10:00 am, with visitation one hour prior. Memorials to the American Cancer Society.

Funeral Notice: Michael Roland Wisneski

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Wisneski, Michael Roland of Edina, age 68, died peacefully on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, after a long and courageous battle with heart disease. He was a devoted fa- ther to his children, and loved to spend time with his extended family and close friends. Mike graduated from West High School in Minneapolis, served proudly in the Army, in Vietnam, and was honorably discharged in 1971. He was a long-time member of the glazier's union and enjoyed working outdoors, scaling buildings to install exterior glass on commercial buildings. His heart and soul, however, were rooted in the great outdoors; he enjoyed hunting and fishing at his cabin near Remer, Minnesota. Preceded in death by his parents, Roland and Anne Wisneski. Survived by his wife, Mary Vasaly, and his beloved children, Laura (Scot Torkelson), Michael (Amber Updike) and Thomas (Alexi Wisneski); his sister and brother-in-law, Barb and Larry Illies; his nieces, Simone Cole (Dave) and Madeleine Vasaly, and many other dear relatives and friends. He will be greatly missed by all. A funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Grace Church in Edina at 10:30 am on June 4, 2019, with visitation preceding Mass 30 minutes & lunch to follow. Private interment. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Heart Association or Minnesota DNR Future Forest Fund.

Funeral Notice: Ruthann Holetz


Holetz, Ruthann Age 76, of Edina, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed away May 4, 2019 surrounded by her family. Ruthann had a forty-seven year career as a realtor with Edina Realty. She was hired in 1972 by the company's founder, Emma Rovick.

Preceded in death by parents, Ernest and Mary Chalupnik; siblings, John Chalupnik and Joann Skalicky. Survived by husband, Richard; children, Kristine (Kevin) Martinson, Catherine (Ron) Erdmann, Richard (Karen) Holetz, Michael (Diane) Holetz; grandchildren, Matthew, Nathan, Andrew, Anna, Maria, Anthony, Laura, Richard, Sarah; siblings, Diane Odendahl and Timothy (Nina) Chalupnik.

Visitation will be 4-8 PM on Monday, May 20th at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 5071 Eden Ave., Edina. Mass of Christian Burial 11 AM Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Beroun, MN. Interment Calvary Cemetery, Beroun, MN. Memorials to St. Joseph Catholic Church, (Ruthann Memorial Fund)

Klecatsky & Sons Eagan Chapel 651-454-9488

Funeral Notice: David M. Warner

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Warner, David M. age 71, passed away April 30, 2019. Preceded in death by infant daughter; parents; one sister and one brother. Survived by beloved wife of 50 years, Barb; children: Leslie, Liz and Maggie (Jeremy) Nuessle; grandchildren: Christopher, Charlotte, Richard, Amelia, Camden and Eric; four brothers; two sisters and many other relatives and friends. David graduated from the U of M with an MBA, which afforded him a lifelong career as a Civil Engineer. Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 17, 2019 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 5071 Eden Ave., Edina, MN. Visitation beginning at 9:30 a.m. Memorials preferred to the Alzheimer's Association.

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Funeral Notice: Joan P. (Armstrong) Jaspersen

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Jaspersen, Joan P. (Armstrong) Age 72 of Edina passed away April 29, 2019. Preceded in death by loving husband of 45 years, Thomas; mother, Kay Armstrong; survived by sons, Dan (Amy), Joe; grandsons, Michael and Jack; father, Warren Armstrong; brother, Jim (Peggy) Armstrong; sisters, Pat (Hank) Solms, Sue (Vince) Loeffler. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and other family and friends. Joan was born and raised in Northbrook, IL. She attended Regina Dominican High School in Wilmette, IL and Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI, where she met the love of her life, Tom. Shortly after marriage, Tom and Joan moved to Edina to start a family. Joan was very devoted to her sons' sports and school activities. She was always the life of the party and the first on the dance floor. A loving wife, mother, and grandmother, she will be deeply missed. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 AM on Thursday, May 16 at The Church of Our Lady of Grace, 5051 Eden Ave. S., Edina. Visitation 1 hour prior to services at church. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Jimmy V. Foundation for Cancer Research. Edina Chapel 952-920-3996