Today’s Obituaries Saturday, April 17, 2021

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John Adleman

Adleman, John age 51, of Minneapolis, passed away on April 9th, 2021, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Jenni, children Graham and Claire, parents Charles and Carol, sister Susan Burkhalter (Ron), niece China Eubanks, other family members, and many friends. John spent much of his childhood outdoors, both at his home in Coon Rapids and at his cabin at Bone Lake where he learned self-reliance and to challenge his physical potential. His grandmother, Nurmi, was an extraordinary presence and deep source of love and connection for him as a child and young adult. Later, John frequented music venues such as First Ave and 7th Street Entry in Minneapolis with his close friends. He was an avid fan, exploring new and old artists and recently developing a fondness for "really good jazz." John and Jenni married on September 5, 1996. John absolutely loved his family. He saw the immense potential in Graham and Claire, and supported them in every way he could. He was passionate about cycling, skiing, and motorsports: His favorite days included a long ski or bike ride capped off by an amazing meal with his family. He was honored to support his children and the 612 MTB team as a coach, watching them and their teammates grow. His support and dedication to his children provided them the opportunity to thrive. His love, meticulous care, and commitment to his family and to so many others will continue to be felt, the vibrations rippling outward in the days and years ahead. John excelled at everything he put his mind to. He was skilled mechanically and took pride in meticulously maintaining and optimizing his bicycles, as well as his home and cars. He was a problem-solver and never gave up. He also read every extreme adventure travel book he could find, and dreamed of going to the Australian Outback. He was calm and persistent and he made his family feel safe. John earned his BFA in Industrial Design from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. He had a deep appreciation for and sought out design that is simultaneously functional and simple -- and, as a result, beautiful. He was a beloved coworker to many at Master Collision Group, where he worked for over 20 years. John lived his life fully as a beloved husband, father, son, and friend. A memorial service will be held at The Trailhead at Theodore Wirth Park, one of John's favorite places. The service will be outdoors on May 2 at 2 p.m., with some indoor seating available. Please RSVP for the service here: forms.gle/…. Memorials preferred to the Adleman GoFundMe: gofund.me/…


Jeff Almsted

Almsted, Jeff Age 40 of Plymouth, passed away April 15, 2021. Jeff was a kind, caring and loving son and a great friend to all who knew him. Jeff was a 1999 graduate of Wayzata High School and a 2003 graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato. Jeff loved the outdoors; hunting, biking, fishing and boating. Survived by parents Jim and Sharee Almsted; brother David (Chaleen) Almsted; grandmother Shirley Schober; nephews Grayson and Reilly Almsted. Preceded in death by grandparents Roy Schober, Richard Almsted and Beverly (Almsted) Larson. Visitation Tuesday 1 PM-3:30 PM at Gearty-Delmore Plymouth Chapel, 15800 37th Ave N. @ Vicksburg Lane followed by memorial service at 4 PM. (to attend either event, utilize SignUp Genius at Jeff's online obit at gearty-delmore.com). In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to the Three Rivers Park System. Gearty-Delmore 763-553-1411


Andrea (Osander) Anderson

Anderson (Osander), Andrea age 64 of Maplewood, passed away April 9, 2021. She is preceded in death by her husband, Brent and her beloved siblings and survived by sons Thomas (Armetha) Pihlstrom, Russell (Cynthia) Pihlstrom, and daughter Charla (David) Pihlstrom; and grandchildren Isaiah, Caleb, Isabella, Lucille and Frances. Andrea had a heart for caring and supporting others in need and loved her family dearly. She enjoyed crocheting and sewing and was an avid thrift store shopper. Celebration of life, 1pm, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at First Memorial Chapel 7110 France Ave, Edina 55435


Gerald Allen 'Jerry' Anderson

Anderson, Gerald "Jerry" Allen Age 84 of Lakeville, MN passed away peacefully on April 2, 2021 at Martin Luther Care Center in Bloomington, MN with his wife Patricia, niece Tami Ness and brother-in-law Kevin Wolfley at his bedside. Jerry was born April 23, 1936 in Scanlon, MN. He met the love of his life Patricia (Pat) Wolfley while attending Cloquet High School. They celebrated 64 years of marriage in January. Jerry served in the Army and was stationed in Hawaii, worked at Northwest Paper Company in Cloquet, worked for Control Data and Seagate in the Twin Cities. After retirement he performed lawn maintenance at Bracketts Crossing Country Club and was also a beloved school bus driver. He was a longtime member of the American Legion in Apple Valley, MN. He was preceded in death by his parents Arthur and Gladys Anderson, sister Carol Johnson (Ron), sister Arlene Atkinson (Robert) & brother Dennis Anderson. He is survived by his wife Patricia; sister Rae Johnson (Lyn); sister-in-law Karen Anderson; brother-in-law Kevin Wolfley (Sandy) and many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life Mass has been planned on April 22, 2021 at 11:00 am at Church of the Risen Savior; 1501 County Road 42 E, Burnsville MN 55306 with burial following the service at Fort Snelling.


Richard Allen Anderson

Anderson, Richard Allen Chanhassen, slipped away peacefully on March 27th, 2021. Born on December 22nd, 1939 to Otto & Bertha Anderson, he was a third generation Minneapolitan, a South High graduate and a 1961 alumnus of Macalester College. Richard will be sincerely missed and tenderly remembered by family and friends. Under his stage name Richard Anson, he was a gifted comedic actor in Twin Cities theatre, with roles at the Guthrie, Theatre in the Round, and Chanhassen Dinner Theatres. When not on stage, he kept busy with print ads, training films, and television work. After retiring from acting, Richard embarked upon a second career as a substitute teacher for ISD 112. Kids in classrooms would cheer when they heard that Mr. Anderson would be their sub, and he loved when they greeted him at school events for years afterward. He also sang with the Chaska Community Choir and wrote detailed and entertaining program notes for their concerts. He was an avid reader, crossword puzzler (often with his buddy, Virgil Peterson), gardener, and forager of wild plants & mushrooms. Richard frequently delighted guests with fresh salads adorned by edible violet, day lily, and nasturtium blossoms. A talented artist, he created sculptures, drawings, paintings, as well as planning imaginative birthday parties for his kids. Over the years, he rescued both dogs and cats, finding them a warm home and often his own lap on which to snuggle. Richard is survived by his wife of 48 years, Linda; daughter, Lauren (Jimmy Randolph); son, Noah (Taryn Mortimer); grandchildren, Brooks, Theo, and Isla Randolph; sister, Joan Martin; sister-in-law, Diane Anderson, several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, O. Leonard Anderson, Jr. A celebration of his life will be held this summer. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Minnesota Public Radio or Carver Scott Humane Society, organizations Richard cared deeply about.


Richard W. and Beverly E. (Inserra) Anderson

Anderson, Richard W. and Beverly E. (nee Inserra) Age 92 and 85 of Vadnais Heights, MN. Richard passed away peacefully on April 7, 2021 and Beverly passed away on February 3, 2021.Dick was born on November 24, 1928 to William O. and Clara J. Anderson in Keewatin MN. Bev was born on February 20, 1935 to Joseph and Evelyn Inserra in St Paul, MN. They are preceded in death by their parents, and Bev's sister Marcia. Dick and Bev are survived by their children, Roberta Lawson (Jim), Kathleen Kelliher (Mark), Rick (Nancy), Steve and Jeff (Dennis); six grandchildren and four great- grandchildren; brother Tony Inserra (Nancy) and sister Sandy Shannon (Ted), all of whom will miss them terribly. Dick and Bev were happily married for 66 years and are now spending eternity together. Their strong faith gives their family comfort that they are now resting in peace with God. A memorial mass will be at Church of the Assumption, 51 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102 on May 7, 2021 and will be live streamed at 10:00 AM. If you cannot join in person, please use this YouTube Link: youtu.be/… to join the memorial. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Joseph's Coat or Loaves and Fishes. Bradshaw - 651-407-8300 bradshawfuneral.com


Rose Groll Averbach

Averbach, Rose Groll age 99, passed away peacefully April 15, 2021 with her family by her side. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Jerry; parents, Joseph & Sarah Groll; sisters & brothers-in-law, Sylvia & Irv Field, Lillian & Sam Benenson, Mickey & Joe Kaplan; brothers, Nate, Donny, and Larry Groll and brother-in-law Stan Jacobson. Survived by children, Rick (Helen) Averbach and Linda (Butch) Bialick; her sister, Shirley Jacobson; grandchildren Jessica, Shanan, Max, Lauren, Ben and Amy; great-grandchildren, Shoshana and Molly, many loving nieces and nephews. Zoom funeral 10:00 am SUNDAY April 18th and zoom SHIVA 7:00 pm Sunday. Email zoom1@hodroffepstein.com for the zoom link. Memorials preferred to J-HAP, 9280 Golden Valley Rd. Golden Valley, MN 55427 j-hap.org. Hodroff-Epstein 612 871-1234 hodroffepstein.com


Arline Nora Bailey

Bailey, Arline Nora age 98, died peacefully in her sleep at home on April 2, 2021. Preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Bailey, son, W. David Bailey, grand- daughter, parents, sister, and 2 brothers. Survived by her daughters Nora (Larry) Mandile, Karen (Richard) Biermaier, and Jeri (Richard) Manley, daughter-in-law Virginia Vogel, 8 grandchildren, 14 great- grandchildren, many relatives and friends. She was a devout Christian, avid reader, loved her family, enjoyed dogs and feeding birds on her balcony. She will be greatly missed. epilogg.com


Gerald Edward 'Jerry' Barcel

Barcel, Gerald "Jerry" Edward of Hopkins aged 95. Born 8/12/1925 died 3/24/2021 at home peacefully in the presence of his loving family. Preceded in death by mother Dorothy (Brown), father Edward, brothers James and Eugene, wife Carol (Gotchy) and special friend LouAnn Haley. Survived by son Jim (Linda); daughters Sheri (Ron) Salargo, Stacey Barcel; grandsons Austin, Clayton & Hayden Salargo; ex-wife and friend Deborah (Hart) Barcel as well as many nephews, nieces & friends. Jerry served in the Navy for both WWII and the Korean War. He was a true people person, loving to spend time with friends and family, laughing, joking and playing cards - especially cribbage. Among other favorite things were traveling and woodworking. He loved well, was well loved and will be missed dearly. Funeral services will be held at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Hopkins 4/22 at 12:30 with interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery at 2:00. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Hospice Foundation of America.


Keith Neil Barr

Barr, Keith Neil was born 4/6/1940 in Sioux City, IA to Roy and Gracella Barr (Northwick). He graduated from Leeds High School in 1959, after which he proudly served in the Marine Corp Reserves. Prior to graduation, he married Gaylene Barr (O'Hern) on December 6, 1958, and the two of them brought to the world four loving children who would become the light of their lives. Together the two started their life in Sioux City, IA and Keith built a summer cabin in Crofton, NE in 1966. Keith worked at Sunshine and the Sioux City Journal and in 1972, moved to St. Louis Park, MN where he worked for the Minneapolis Star Tribune for nearly 30 years. After retiring in 2000, the two moved back to Crofton, Nebraska where Keith had built their retirement home, with his own two hands and few power tools. This man could fix anything, having a particular affinity for small engines. He loved time on the lake, jug fishing and teaching countless others to waterski. Keith was so proud of his family, and enjoyed hosting them and many others for various gatherings and parties. Pumpkin carving, Easter egg hunts, and horseshoe tournaments were annual affairs, and he loved supporting his grandchildren at all their events. He cheered the Vikings every Sunday, often watching with his family, and everyone knows he made the best rolls, bread, and pizza. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, children Derrick (Patty) Barr, Daniel (Deb) Barr, Jennifer (Shawn) Weber, son in law Joe Bowling, grandchildren Walker Bowling, Erica Mesman (Ethan), Shayla Barr, and Zachary, Lillianne, and Brecken Weber, and great grandchildren Cora and Eva Mesman. Sister Patty Petty and brother Tom Barr, sister-in-law Diane O'Hern, and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his daughter Kimberlee (Bowling), parents Roy and Grace Barr, in-laws Dan and Vallie O'Hern, sisters-in-law Marlis Overhue and Judy Barr, and brothers-in-law Bob Petty, Joe O'Hern, and Virgil Overhue. In honor of his wishes, a memorial will take place in June.