Today’s Obituaries Wednesday, July 28, 2021

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Lucille Rose (Toth) Abraham

Abraham, Lucille Rose (Toth) Age 97, of Elk River, passed away on July 26, 2021, at Guardian Angels by the Lake. Preceded in death by husband, Walter; parents, Theresa and John Toth Sr; siblings, Louie, Emil, Irma, Mary, and Ernie. Survived by children, Fr. Seraphim "Jim", Jean (Tom) Rotz, and Joan (Jeff) Gongoll; grandchildren, Deanna Rotz (Anthony Schlegel), Jason (Maria) Rotz, Jarrod (Emily) Rotz, Julia (Eric) Horner, Jennifer Gongoll; great-grandchildren, Chelsea, Hannah, Noah, Olivia, Mckenna, Matthew, Rachel, Marissa, Christina, Jonny, Roman, August, Logan; brother, John (Francis) Toth Jr. And many loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Lucille grew up speaking Hungarian until she started school, and was the last surviving graduate of Elk River High School class of '41. Farmed along side her husband, mom had a full life with all kinds of amazing memories. She was well known for her Hungarian pastries, she was loved and respected and was always appreciated for welcoming people into her home. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 AM, Friday, July 30, at St. Andrews Catholic Church (566 4th St. NW, Elk River). Visitation beginning 1 hour prior to start of Mass at church Friday. Private interment, St. Andrews Cemetery. Memorials preferred to Guardian Angels by the Lake or St. Andrews Church. Dare's Funeral Home 763-441-1212

John F. Anderson

Anderson, John F. 81, passed away peacefully from Lung Cancer surrounded by loved ones on July 21st, 2021 just one day prior to his 82nd birthday. His sense of humor, wit & charm was apparent until 3 days before he died. He was born in 1939 in Minneapolis and started his 37 year career at Northern States Power Company (NSP) as a Tree Trimmer and was promoted to Tree Clearance Supervisor for his last 5 years. He was a spectacular man who was strong, inquisitive, kind, and ready to help anyone at any moment. Big John led a proud life full of beautiful moments with his family. He was a constant presence in their lives alongside his fantastic, loving wife of 64 years- Peggy. John and Peggy had a romance for the ages and their love for each other was always apparent. John could usually be found traveling with his bride, fixing something in his beloved pole barn, reading, or up North at "The Farm." That land holds so many memories for everyone through 50+ years of fun and was his favorite place to be. John was preceded in death by his parents, John D. and Helena Anderson, also a baby girl born premature in 1960. John is survived by his incredibly loving wife Peggy, their children Rick (Nancy) Anderson, Jeff (Kelly) Anderson, and Debbie (Tim) Kraemer. As well as grandchildren Nicole Anderson, Lauryn (Derrick) Doty, Madde Boone, Kelsey Kraemer, and the only grandson Timmy Kraemer. Eldest grandchildren gave John and Peggy great- grandchildren who they are so proud of. Lucas, Austin, and Cameron Doty; Royce Boone; and Hazel Sykes. They could bring a smile to John's face to the very end. Also survived by brother Dan (Joan) Anderson, and 2 sisters, Karen Ahlman and Carol (Carl) Kopacek. John had countless numbers of additional amazing relatives and friends who were so important to him. He impacted so many lives. Each person who knew him was taught something by him and they will carry that with them forever. The Celebration of Life will be held at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Maple Grove, MN (7401 County Rd 101, Maple Grove MN 55311) on Sunday, August 15th, 2021. Visitation will begin at 12:00 p.m. Service will be at 1:00 p.m. and a light lunch will be served at 2:00 p.m. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in John's name to the Alzheimer's Association ( or Lung Cancer Research (

MaryJane Arnfelt

Arnfelt, MaryJane Age 91, of Cottage Grove, pass- ed away peacefully on Monday, July 26, 2021. Preceded in death by husband, Richard H.; great-granddaughter, Kiera Conroy; and sister, Nancy Carlson. Survived by children, Rick (Cathy), Tom (Holly), Jane (Bill) Conroy, and Jim (Sheryl Dickinson); grandchildren, Joshua Conroy (Kristin Leonard), Charlie (Caitlin), Jenny (Joey) Larsen, Andrew (Camille) Conroy, Michelle (Kyle) Hanawalt, Melissa (Brandon) Rhoda, Brian (Tyler Neal), Luke (Missy), and Jessi (Andrew Asmus); seven great-grandchildren; and sister, Janet Peterson; and extended family and friends. Visitation 3-6 PM with Funeral Service beginning 6 PM, Thursday, July 29, 2021 at Kok Funeral Home, 7676 80th St. S., Cottage Grove, MN, 55016. Private interment at Acacia Park Cemetery, Mendota Heights, MN. Arrangements with Kok Funeral Home 651-459-2483

Robert Milton Blader

Blader, Robert Milton Robert Milton Blader, who was known to most as "Bubbly Bob," lived 90 vibrant years. He was born in Minneapolis to Milton and Nellie on March 22, 1931. Bob attended Central High School. Being the people-person, Bob was, he stayed in touch with his classmates, planning reunions his entire life. He attended the University of Minnesota, boxed in The Golden Gloves of America with his 2 brothers, and one of the greatest honors of his life was to serve in the Army for our country. He met the love of his life, Bernie, on a blind date. The blind date led to 64 years of marriage, 5 children and their spouses, 12 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandkids - all of them were his pride and joy! He told everyone how much he loved his wife and family. Bob had a long, successful career for 52 years in the car business, and that is where he got the name "Bubbly Bob." The fun and comradery of the car business is unique and they would say of him, "Bob could sell ice cubes to Eskimos." For 41 years, he loved to sing "Happy Birthday" to the customers at Bernie's restaurant, Antiquity Rose. He loved life and a song was always on his lips. Everyone who knew Bob will be "counting their blessings" and "naming them one by one." We are confident he was singing on his entire journey to Heaven. Bob loved Jesus and loved people. He leaves a legacy of everyone smiling when they think of his gusto for life. He was a treasure! Bob and Bernie have 5 children and 12 grandchildren: Randy and (Karen) Blader, Brett, Rachel (Adam Mitchell), Justin; Teri and (Steve) Bennett, Charlie, Jack; Shelly and (Dan) Kruse, Kally(Andrew Carter), Jake; Barb and (Paul) Bowman, Abbie, Bella; Bonnie and (Rob) Huskey, Paige, Joe, Ross; 3 great-grandkids: Beau Bennett, Charlotte Carter, Jagger Mitchell; a sister-in-law: Audrey Weldon Johnson; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. A celebration of Bob's life will be held on Thursday, July 29 at 12pm with visitation one hour prior and lunch to follow at Excelsior Covenant Church, 19955 Excelsior Blvd., Excelsior. If desired, friends can make donations to The American Diabetes Association or The American Cancer Society. Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400

JoAnn Carol 'Jody' (Olivetti) Brown

Brown, JoAnn "Jody" Carol (Olivetti) passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully, at home on July 25, 2021, the day after a celebration of her 90th birthday, attended by over 70 loving family members and friends. Jody was born in Lincoln, Nebraska on July 22, 1931. She worked many years as an RN across the Midwest. She was the consummate entertainer and hostess. She was blessed with many friends attracted by her warm and loving spirit. She was a humble but natural leader and served in many leadership capacities in various clubs and organizations wherever she lived. She and her husband Jerry made a home for their family of seven in 28 different locations throughout their 58 years of marriage. Jody was preceded in death by her spouse Gerald R. "Jerry" Brown, parents Michael and Bernice (Geis) Olivetti, and brother James Olivetti. She is survived by her sister Judy Pratt, her five children Teresa "Teri" Blonigan (Bill), Pamela Brown, Judith "Judy" Peterzen (Mike), Gerald R. Brown Jr. "Jay" (Teri) and Michael "Mike" Brown (Susan), 15 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. A celebration of her life will be held Friday, July 30th at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Robbinsdale, MN at 11a.m. Visitation at the church begins at 10:00 a.m. The service will be followed by lunch. Memorials are preferred, in lieu of flowers, to Houston Area Parkinson Society (, a charity dear to her heart. Gearty-Delmore 763-537-4511

Robert 'Shorty' Byers, Jr.

Byers, Robert 'Shorty' Jr. Age 69 of Chaska passed away 7/23/2021. Preceded in death by father, Robert; mother, Frances; sister, Holly. Survived by son, Shawn; granddaughter, Hailey; great granddaughter, Laylay; brothers, Tom (Dawn), Larry Pearson, Rock Pearson, Mike (Marcy); sister, Cynthia (Richard); many cousins, nieces and nephews. Shorty loved fishing, music, his family and his beloved dog, Baby. He had many, many lifelong friends. Celebration of Life at Hopkins American Legion, August 8, 12-3pm.

Frances Christopher

Christopher, Frances age 93 of Edina, passed away peacefully on 7/23/2021. Preceded in death by parents, Leslie and Iva; sister, Lela Graupmann; and brother, John. She was a graduate of Hutchinson High School, Macalester College, and the University of Minnesota. She was a Librarian with Minneapolis Public Libraries. She loved to travel the world and was an avid Minnesota Vikings fan. Survived by sister, Lois Westlund; brother, Allen (Carol); and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Friends of Linden Hills Library. Interment will be held at Oakland Cemetery in Hutchinson. Funeral service will be held at 1PM on Saturday, July 31st with visitation half-hour prior, all at: Edina Chapel 952-920-3996 West 50th St. & Hwy 100

Carolyn Mary (Motz) Connor

Connor, Carolyn Mary (Motz) age 54, of Maple Grove, formerly of Richfield, lost her brave battle with metastatic breast cancer on July 25, 2021. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, July 31, 2021 at the Richfield MN Church of Peace, 6345 Xerxes Ave. S. Richfield, MN 55423, with a visitation one hour prior. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the family. Morris Nilsen Chapel 612-869-3226

Lillian Bernice Dettle

Dettle, Lillian Bernice 83, of Mounds View, MN died on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 after complications from surgery at HCMC. She was born February, 5, 1938 in Minneapolis, MN, the daughter of Joseph and Estelle Jetland. Lillian had worked many jobs over the years and continued to work part time until she was 81. Most notable were Lally Chiropractic in Duluth and Little Jacks in NE Minneapolis. Lillian was known for being the life of the party and for always being on the go. She enjoyed writing, singing, dancing and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Lillian was preceded in death by her parents and brothers Leonard Jetland and Daniel Jetland. She is survived by her children, David Dettle, Teresa Dettle, Michael (Kristy) Dettle and Thomas (Kathy) Dettle; 10 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; sisters June (Jim) Edman, Dorothy (Dale) North and Evelyn Harner; brothers Joseph (Connie) Jetland and Ole Jetland Savior. MEMORIAL SERVICE: Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 5:00pm Gathering with a 5:30pm Service at St Philips Church, 6180 Highway 65 NE, Fridley, MN 55432.

Lorraine Marie Erdmann

Erdmann, Lorraine Marie age 92 of Bloomington, passed away July 26, 2021 from complications related to Alzheimers. Lorraine was employed by Daytons for many years and was a longtime member of Edina Covenant Church and later attended Wooddale Church. Preceded in death by husband, Melvin, and brother, Wilbur Peterson. Survived by children, David (Robyn) Erdmann, Nancy (My) Phan, Peggy Erdmann; grandchildren, Laura (Tony) Castillo, Jenny (Josh) Prewitt, Katie (Eric) Frentress, Adam Erdmann, Kristin (Jacob) McGown; great-grandchildren, Sydney, Amber and Myles Castillo; brother, Donald (Lois) Peterson, and niece and nephews. A small private service will be held. Memorials preferered to Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital Hospice or the Alzheimers Association. Dawn Valley Chapel 952-941-7686