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William Thomas Burke, 86, of Woodbury, died peacefully at home with loved ones on Saturday, Feb. 13. Visitation was held Thursday, Feb. 18, at Wulff Funeral Home in Woodbury. Private service was to be scheduled at a later date. 651-738-9615.
Fern R. (Rostad) Rasmussen, age 89, of Woodbury, died Jan. 21, 2010. Preceded in death by parents, Oscar and Theresa Rostad; beloved husband of 61 years, Paul; and sister, Jeanne McRae. Survived by children, Sally (Jim) Schwartze, Carol (William) Rasmussen Hering, and Tom (Kay) Rasmussen; eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren; sister, Eileen (Harvey) Huntington; sisters-in-law, Inez Rasmussen and Jean Sivertson; many nieces, nephews and dear friends. Funeral service 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, at Woodbury Lutheran Church, 7380 Afton Rd., Woodbury.
Our beloved mother and grandmother, Marie Caroline Warnecke (Storhaug), passed away peacefully on Dec. 5, 2009, at Woodwinds Hospital in Woodbury, Minn. An inurnment service for family and friends will be held in spring 2010 at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Moorhead, Minn. Marie was born on August 13, 1922, in Thief River Falls, Minn., to the late Haakon and Olga (Windsnes) Storhaug. She was a 1940 graduate of Lincoln High School and spent her early adult years working in Thief River Falls.
Vivian E. Fjelstad, age 85, of Woodbury, died peacefully on Dec. 4, 2009. Graduated from Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn., in 1946, and majored in home economics and biology. Retired from teaching in 1952. Survived by loving husband of 61 years, Luther; son, Mark of Nerstrand; daughter, Margo (Brian Egerman) of Roseville; sisters, Mil Johnson and Grace (Jim) Jacobs; sisters-in-law, Maxine Thorkelson and Margaret Fjelstad; also many other loving relatives and friends. Preceded in death by brother, Willmar Thorkelson. Vee was very active in the WELCA, formerly known as the ALCW.
Ruth Eileen (Bostrom) Notaro, age 84, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009, at Boutwells Landing Presbyterian Home in Oak Park Heights, Minn. Ruth was born on March 15, 1925, to Arvid and Helen (Lind) Bostrom in Two Harbors, Minn. She was confirmed at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Two Harbors, and graduated from Two Harbors High School in 1943. Ruth then attended St. Paul School of Business. She served as secretary to bankers in Duluth before becoming the first office professional hired by Reserve Mining Company in Silver Bay, Minn.
Lucille Clayton, age 87, of North St. Paul, died Monday, Oct. 5, 2009. She was most recently a resident of Woodbury Estates. A private ceremony was planned in Jamestown, N.D.
Alice L. Gordon, age 68, of Cottage Grove, died Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009. A memorial and Mass of Christian Burial was held Oct. 16 at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Woodbury. Memorials preferred to St. Ambrose or HealthEast Hospice.
Janice A. Wallace, age 70, of Hammond, Wis., died Monday, Oct. 12, 2009. A memorial service was held Oct. 17 at Arlington Hills Presbyterian Church in St. Paul. Internment was held at Woodbury United Methodist Church Cemetery in Woodbury. Memorials preferred to Arlington Hills Presbyterian Church. 612-825-2435.
A visitation was held Oct. 7 at Wulff Funeral Home in Woodbury. The funeral was held Oct. 9 at Woodbury Baptist Church.