Today’s Obituaries Saturday, January 22, 2022

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Kenneth Gerald Bollig

Bollig, Kenneth Gerald Age 87 of Bloomington passed away January 15, 2022. Preceded in death by wife Beverly Bollig, parents Peter and Rose Bollig, brothers Marvin and Richard, and grandson Peter Bollig. Survived by sons Bruce (Cindy) Bollig, Todd (Harriet) Bollig; grandchildren, Kevin (Jessie) Bollig, Kelly Forster, Laura Bollig, Blair (Allie) Bollig, Alexa (Cody) Lambert; great-grandchildren, Colton and Bryce Bollig, Conrad, and Jameson Lambert. Ken was born March 18, 1934, in Wayzata, Mn, grew up in Hopkins and graduated from Hopkins High school. Ken served in the Army Reserves for 4 years. Ken met his wife Beverly at a dance at the American Legion Hall in Chanhass-en. They married in 1956 at St Hubert Church and celebrated 61 years of marriage. Ken was one of the founders of Bollig and Sons Excavating Company in Hopkins along with his father and brothers. The family business is now in its 4th generation, thriving for the past 64 years on the values, morals, and work ethic instilled in it from the beginning. Ken was an active, lifetime member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Minnetonka and was active in many civic organizations. Ken enjoyed the outdoors with his wife Beverly wherever they were at the time, either up North, at home or in Florida, camping, fishing, and golfing. Ken was a loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Ken loved being around people. He was gracious, kind and caring with everyone he met. Special thank you to the Minnesota Masonic Home staff, in Bloomington, for their dedicated compassionate care and love for the past two and a half years. Funeral Mass on Tuesday, January 25, 2022, at 11:00 am Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 13505 Excelsior Blvd, Mtka, MN. Visitation one hour prior at the church. Private interment at St Hubert Cemetery. Memorials to Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. To view the Livestream go to and follow the prompts. Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400

Richard A. Burns

Burns, Richard A. age 89, died at his home on January 13, 2022. He was preceded in death by his son John Kenneth Burns, daughter Sally Ann Heinze, parents Gladys & Ken Burns, brother Ray Burns and special friend Lorraine Foreman. Richard is survived by sister Joan Villella, children Dave Burns, Linda Grothe, Laurie Watts, and James Burns, ex-wife Marline Bowman, and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Richard served in the USMC. He retired from The Minneapolis Star & Tribune & proceeded to work another decade with Unisys in Colorado where he resided with Lorraine, returning to Minnesota thereafter to care for his parents. Services are on hold to keep everyone safe during the pandemic. Burial is expected to be in the spring or summer at Fort Snelling. Memorials may be sent to Sharing and Caring Hands, PO Box 50657, Minneapolis, MN 55405.

Cindy Lou Demarais

Demarais, Cindy Lou of Farmington, passed away on January 10th, 2022. Preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Winifred Demarais, sister Becky Agua. Survived by husband, Bob Lamberson, daughter Rheanna, grandchildren Mason and Zeelynn, brothers Paul and John, stepmother Sherry, stepbrother Michael, stepsister Denise (Phil), nieces, nephews, other family, many friends. There will be a private service on Tues., January 25, 2022. Interment St. Michaels Cemetery, Farmington.

Hon. David M. Duffy

Duffy, Hon. David M. Hon. David M. Duffy, of Minneapolis, MN & Redington Shores, FL, Retired Senior Judge of the Hennepin County District Court, died from cancer on Saturday, January 15, 2022, under Hospice care in Clearwater, Florida. David was born on July 10, 1947, in Brockton, Massachusetts, the youngest of three sons of Walter and Mildred Duffy. He attended LaSalle High School in Philadelphia, PA where he was an honor student and varsity swimmer. He received his undergraduate degree in Economics from Villanova University in Philadelphia, PA. He later attended Villanova Law School and graduated with honors in 1972. David was admitted to the California Bar where he practiced for a time before relocating to Minneapolis, MN to continue his legal career. In 1977 he joined the Office of the Hennepin County Public Defender as an Assistant Public Defender. His advocacy for the poor and his appellate skills were rewarded by Governor Rudy Perpich who in 1987 appointed him to the position of Hennepin County District Judge, where he served honorably and competently until his retirement in 2012. He was a former member of the Fourth Judicial District Executive Committee. David spent the winters of his retirement years at his Florida home in Redington Shores, FL where many of his colleagues, friends and family visited. David was preceded in death by his father (Walter, Sr.), his mother (Mildred) and his brother (Edward). He is survived by his older brother (Walter, Jr.) and his many beloved nephews and nieces. A memorial and celebration of his life will be scheduled for a time later this year. The family requests no flowers but if anyone wishes to send a memorial, donations to a charity of the donor's choosing are preferred.

Carol (Mirocha) Forby

Forby, Carol (Mirocha) Preceded in death by husband, Daniel. P. Forby Sr.; parents, Stanley & Genevieve Mirocha. Survived by her children & spouses: Dan Forby Jr. (Cindee), Cheri Peterson (Mark), Jay Forby (Tawney), Mary Forby (Scott), Tim Forby (Tammy). Grandchildren: Kelly Peterson Gilb (Andy), Matthew Ackerson (Tessa), Christopher Forby, Stephanie Forby, Thomas Forby, Andrew Forby & Great Grandson Lincoln; sisters, Diane Snyder (Tom), Jan Hungerford (Phil), Elaine LaSota (Denny) also many nieces, nephews and cousins, along with a world of friends. Born and raised in Northeast Minneapolis, Carol was very proud to be 100% Polish! She graduated from St. Anthony of Padua High School. Longtime volunteer with Twin Cities Race for the Cure, Catholic ElderCare, St. Patrick's parish activities and the St. Hedwig's Perogi group. Mass of Christian Burial 11:30 AM Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at the Church of St. Patrick's of Edina, MN. Visitation starting at 10:00 am. Masks required at visitation and mass. Memorials preferred to Catholic ElderCare. Private interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery

Nancy Jane Hall

Hall, Nancy Jane We mournfully announce the passing of Nancy Jane Hall, 84, of Hopkins, on January 15, 2022. Nancy was born to Charles and Mary Hall on December 26, 1937, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Nancy graduated from Penn Hills High School. She then attended the University of Pittsburgh where she pursued and was awarded a bachelor's degree and a Master's of Social Work Degree. She enjoyed serving as President of her sorority. Nancy was employed by the Hennepin County Department of Court Services (Glen Lake), Educational Service Center (Windom, Minnesota), the Minneapolis Public School system (serving several Junior High facilities), and Sabathani Community Center prior to her retirement. Nancy was an avid reader and loved all animals, especially cats. She was an active volunteer and supporter of Pet Haven, Minnesota's first foster-based animal rescue organization. While Nancy never married, she lived a full and vibrant life with countless friends and maintained those friendships throughout life. Her extended family, including many dear cousins, meant more to her than words can describe. We will miss her dearly. Nancy was preceded in death by her parents. A celebration of Nancy's life will be held at Washburn-McReavy Hopkins Chapel, 1400 Mainstreet, Hopkins, Minnesota, on Monday, January 24, 2022, 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., followed by a graveside service at Lakewood Cemetery, 3600 Hennepin Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Pet Haven or the Animal Humane Society. Strobeck Johnson 952-938-9020

Dennis Ray Johnson

Johnson, Dennis Ray Passed away on January 15, 2022, at his home in St. Paul, MN. He was surrounded by his loving wife, Mary Katynski-Johnson, and several friends. After a short, painful battle with lung cancer, Dennis left this world at peace surrounded by loved ones. He is survived by his wife, Mary, two sons, Michael (Gena) and Ronald (Victoria), grandchildren, Dillon, Matthew, Daniel, Alexander and Katherine and his favorite cats Skye and Taj. He is preceded in death by his Father (Emil), Mother (Anita) and Son (Mark). Born Dennis Ray Johnson on September 19, 1938, in Hibbing, MN, he spent the first part of his life sticking close to home. Upon graduating from high school, he took a job that allowed him to travel to Alaska and explore various islands in the southern part of the state. He joined the Army and was involved with the installation and operation of radar equipment. After a 27-year career with Control Data Corporation as an Account Manager in the Twin Cities area, he spent time as a car salesman, financial support person and tax preparer and ended his working career with American Express as an account manager. Dennis and Mary loved to travel, visiting such exotic places as Greece, Africa, China and the very chilly Antarctica. Together they were able to set foot on all seven continents, learning about the cultures of faraway places and sampling the local cuisine. Closer to home, he enjoyed volunteering his time for a number of different causes. Whether it was gathering empty ink cartridges or transporting an injured Great Horned Owl, Dennis had a very giving personality. He helped build houses in Alabama and New Zealand, helped locals prepare their taxes, and volunteered at the University of Minnesota Raptor Center. He loved reading the paper while drinking a cup of coffee, watching the evening news with a libation, cheering on the local football teams (go Vikings and Gophers) and playing rounds of golf with Mary (all over the world). A special thank you to Lisa, RN, at Fairview Southdale Hospital for her compassion to Dennis and Mary. If you would like to honor Dennis' life, donations can be made to the University of Minnesota Raptor Center. Visitation on Sunday, January 23rd from 2:00-4:00 pm and Visitation on Tuesday, January 25th from 10:00 am to 11:00 am followed by a Service at 11:00 am at SIMPLE TRADITIONS by BRADSHAW, 671 S. Snelling, St. Paul, MN. Internment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery on Tuesday, January 25th at 12:30 pm. Simple Traditions by Bradshaw 651-767-9333

Michelle 'Shelly' (Cairl) Pederson

Pederson, Michelle (Cairl) Loving wife, mother, sister, & aunt, passed away on January 19th, 2022, at the age of 54.

Michelle was born and raised in St. Paul and graduated from Harding High School. She adored her grandchildren, spending time at the cabin, and doing crafts.

Michelle was survived by her husband, Bryant Pederson; her sister Lisa (Gregg) Swanson, sister in-law LaVay Cairl; children: Joseph (Jeremy) Cairl, Anthony (Courtney) Beaubien; stepchildren: Valerie (Corey), Breeya, & Laurel Pederson; grandchildren: Jenna, Thomas, & Paul Beaubien; numerous nieces, nephews, and many dear friends. Michelle was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Barbara Cairl & brother, Steven Cairl.

A celebration of Life will be held on Saturday February 5th, from 11am to 3pm at the South St. Paul Moose Lodge, 5927 Concord Blvd, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076.

Susan (Valdez) Sparks

Sparks, Susan (Valdez) Age 74, of Burnsville, passed away peacefully on January 13, 2022. Sue was born in San Diego and raised in Chula Vista, CA and came to Minnesota to raise her three children. She was a hardworking and independent woman who carved her own path in the world, loved to have fun, refused to grow old, and made an impression on everyone she met. She is survived by her loving husband of 21 years, Terry Sparks; daughter Chris Bartlett (Paul); sons Mike Musselman (Tina) and Don Musselman (Jacque); her seven grandchildren: Charlie, Jordan, Jack, Cormac, Meghan, Jax and Blake; and her sister Jane. She was preceded in death by her father Mike, mother Inez, sister Anna and brother James. A Celebration of Life will be held for family and friends this spring.