In Memoriam

Ross Larson - Dec 6, 2016

Age 85 Of New Brighton and Battle Lake, MN Passed away Dec. 6, 2016. Preceded in death by parents, Ellen & Gunard. Survived by wife of 61 years, Mary; daughters, Kristine (Dan) Mrosak, Judy (John) Donovan; sons, Mark, Steve (Cindy), Brian; 9 grandchildren; and 2 great grandchildren. Jerry was an Air Force veteran and was the Northeast Metro's premier dentist for over 50 years. Jerry will forever be present in the gardens of New Brighton and Battle Lake.

Ross Larson

Bob Randall - Sep 8, 2016

Robert Randall, Age 62 of Fridley, passed away on September 8th 2016. Bob will be remembered for his great smile and warm friendship with everyone that he met and loved. Also for his exceptional photography, music abilities, mechanical knowledge, master craftsmanship and love for the outdoors especially the BWCA and mountains and rivers of Montana the favorite places in his heart. Bob's perfect ending for the day was to sit around the campfire and share stories with his friends and family. He was a member of many musical groups including the St. Paul Police Band and Fridley Band. He was preceded in death by loving parents Joe and Vivian. He will be deeply missed by siblings, Stephen (Carol) Randall, Susan (James) Fischer, Jeff (Stella) Randall, Jack (Patricia) Randall, David (Ursula) Randall; many nephews, nieces, aunts, cousins and very dear friends.

Bob Randall

Harris Hornseth - Aug 1, 2016

Hornseth, Harris R. Age 85, of Spring Lake Park, peacefully ended a life well-lived on August 1, 2016. He was born December 15, 1930 to William and Dorothy Hornseth in Rochester, Minn., where he attended high school and junior college. During four years in the U.S. Navy, Harris served as an electronics technician aboard the USS Fort Mandan and met Carol Hallman of Chicago, Ill., whom he wed in 1955. They raised four sons and enjoyed retirement and grandchildren until Carol's passing in 2000. Harris' later years were enriched by two subsequent marriages to Marjorie and Lucille, both of whom also preceded him in death. Harris was a systems engineer for Northwestern Bell Telephone in Rochester, Owatonna and Minneapolis for more than 35 years. Drawn to music at a young age, he played several instruments, especially the trombone, and sang choral music. Harris enjoyed camping and fishing in northern Minnesota with family and friends, and was an avid automotive tinkerer and enthusiast. In retirement, he was active in church, civic groups, and community bands. All who knew this kind, gentle and honorable man will miss and remember him with a smile. Survived by sons John (Jane), Tom (Carla), Jim (Beth), and Gary (Kirsten); brother, Darrell; eight grandchildren; one great-grand daughter, and special friend Nancy. Private committal service and interment with honors at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Harris Hornseth

Earl James McNeal - Feb 12, 2013

Age 88, of NE Minneapolis, Preceded in death by wife, Vivien; daughter, Janice; and brothers, Lloyd and Don. Survived by children, Sherry McNeal, Deborah Smith (Tim), James McNeal (Sarah), Lori Reece (John) and their families; partner, Edna Baron and her children, Cheryl, Beverly and Susan; sister, Peg Opatz (Gerry). Member of the Shriners and all the many bands in which he played the tuba.

Earl James McNeal

Myron P. Yurkew - Feb 5, 2013

Age 85, of Columbia Heights, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family. Myron was born on March 17, 1927 in Minneapolis to Steve and Katherine Yurkew. His parents and all of his siblings, Tony, Sue, Julie Stella and John preceded him in death. Myron was a lifelong resident of Minneapolis, spending the last 54 years in Columbia Heights with Judie, his wife of 55 years. Myron was a successful businessman, founding a construction company in 1967, which he ran until he retired in 1983. He was a talented musician, playing several instruments, including the trumpet and saxophone and he was a skilled carpenter, spending many hours building and maintaining a lake home in Aitkin, Minnesota. Myron is survived by his wife, Judie; and daughters, Susan Yurkew (James Quail), Linda (Bob) Seibel and Tracy (Jon) Durand; and his four grandchildren, who were the light of his life: Austin (23), Carley (18), Sam (12) and Natalia (9).

Myron P. Yurkew

Jane Marie Bjerke - Oct 26, 2012

Bjerke, Jane Marie age 50, of Fridley. Graduate of Fridley High School 1980. 1984 graduate of the U of M. Jane was a social worker for Bethany Care Center and also worked many years at Mary T. She was loved by all she met, was very generous & had an upbeat personality. She was preceded in death by parents, Oscar & Christine; grandparents, and aunt, Bernice (Les) Elliott; uncle, John Edward Erickson. Survived by uncle, James (Charlene) Mayer; aunt, AnnaMae Erickson; cousins, Debbie (Larry) Wonder, Dennis (Debra) Erickson, James Elliott; special family, Urban (Martha) Grausam, Suzanne (Greg) Thurler, Marian Calabrese & her sons Steven and Tony, Carol and Mike Wilm; also her extra special buddy, PIPER.

Jane Marie Bjerke

Bev Kinsman - Sep 16, 2012

Kinsman, Beverley J. (Van Voorhis) 83, of Coon Rapids, MN formerly of Fridley and Excelsior, passed away on September 16th, 2012. Preceded in death by parents, one brother and one sister. Survived by husband, Richard; daughters, Rebecca (Steve) Angst, Deborah (Robert) Smith; son, Kevin Kinsman; grandchildren Ashley Massey, Jeff Angst, Amanda Smith, Daniel Smith, Thomas Kinsman; great grandchildren, Emily Massey, Dylan Massey, Joshua Massey and many friends. Funeral service Monday, 2PM at GracePoint Church, 2351 Rice Creek Rd, New Brighton, MN. Visitation one hour prior to service. Memorials preferred to the Northeast Orchestra,

Bev Kinsman

Art Krause - Jul 2, 2010

Age 88, of Spring Lake Park. Retired from Long Island Lighting Co. in NY after 30 years. Preceded in death by sisters, Elizabeth Labus and Eleanor McIlvaine. Survived by loving wife of 61 years, Lillian; son, John (Annette); grandchildren, Zachary Krause and Mallory Teter.

Art Krause

Jack Krichen - May 11, 2010

Age 61 of Fridley. Associate Dean at the School of Business and Technology Capella University. Survived by loving wife of 35 years, Susan; loving daughters, Amy (Alan Jr.) Schmeling, Catherine Krichen (Dean Holmboe Jr.); grandchildren, Max and Alison; many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Jack Krichen

Marv Loff - Jul 24, 2008

Age 76, of Spring Lake Park, MN passed away peacefully at home July 24, 2008. Preceded in death by parents, Eino and Hilma of Bovey, MN. Survived by wife, Diann; sons, Steven (Linda) and Eric (Jill); grandchildren, Jacob, Andrew, Morgan, Allan and Rosie; as well as many other relatives and friends. Marvin was a CPA with Ernst & Ernst and Virchow Krause in Minneapolis. Active member of the Fridley Band and German Band. Playing the tuba brought Marv great happiness. Long-time member of the Fridley American Legion and VFW.

Marv Loff