Obituaries for July 13, 2012

Ashley Barnes

Gathering of family and friends for Ashley Ryan Barnes, 30, Anoka, took place July 3 at Methven-Taylor Funeral Home, Anoka.

Barnes died June 29.

Interment was at Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens, Fort Myers, Fla. Arrangements were by Methven-Taylor Anoka Chapel.

Rusty Bittis

Visitation for Rusty Lee Bittis, 36, Bethel, took place July 11 at the Strike Funeral Home – Isanti Chapel.

Bittis died unexpectedly July 5, 2012. He was born in Minneapolis Feb. 13, 1976 to Robert and Wendy (Beckman) Bittis and worked in construction.

He is survived by his mother, Wendy Bittis of Bethel; daughters, Lacie and Olivia; brother, Judd (Alicia) Bittis of Bethel and their children, Brodey, Jackson and Ella; grandfather, George Bittis of St. Francis; and aunts, uncles and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert.

Arrangements were by Strike Funeral Home – Isanti Chapel.

Betty Coulombe

Memorial service for Betty Mae Coulombe, 81, St. Paul, took place July 2 at Washburn-McReavy Coon Rapids Chapel.

She is survived by her children, Mike (Deborah), Cindy (Fred) Lehman; grandchildren, Matthew (Jessica), Stephanie, Paul (Nora), Ben, David; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy; and all her siblings.

Interment was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Arrangements were by Washburn-McReavy Coon Rapids Chapel.

Cleon Dilks

Funeral service for Cleon D. Dilks, 89, Anoka, took place July 11 at Church of St. Stephen, Anoka.

Dilks died July 5. He was born June 27, 1923 in Anoka. He was a World War II veteran of the Army Air Force.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret; children, William, Robert (Kathy), Patricia (Bob) Rewey and Guy Charles (Tammy); 13 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Guy F. and Hazel I. Dilks.

Interment was at Calvary Cemetery, Anoka. Arrangements were by Gearhart Funeral Home, Anoka.

Victoria Dorkins

Memorial gathering for Victoria Jean Dorkins, 34, Anoka, took place July 5 at Washburn-McReavy Coon Rapids Chapel.

She is survived by her parents, Jean E. Ferdinande and Vincent A. Dorkins; stepfathers, Karl A. Luenser and Lawrence Ferdinande Sr.; siblings, Lawrence and Karen Ferdinande Jr., Daniel and Linda Ferdinande, Mary Carruth and Douglas Anderson, Joey Luenser and Paul Luenser; nieces and nephews, David, Douglas, Ashley, Courtney, Brittany, Michael, Kaitlyn, Aaron, Jazmin and Drew; and special friend, D.J. DeMars.

Arrangements were by Washburn-McReavy Coon Rapids Chapel.

Patrick Ferguson

Funeral service for Patrick Thomas Ferguson, 83, Coon Rapids, took place July 3 at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, Anoka. Rev. Ralph Talbot officiated.

Ferguson died June 29 at Unity Hospital. He was born Aug. 12, 1928 in St. Paul to Timothy Clyde and Agnes (O’Keefe) Ferguson and was a retired Anoka-Hennepin School District 11 teacher after 30 years.

He is survived by his wife, Carol; sons, Jack (Margie) and Steve; grandchildren, Sam and Anne; sisters, Eleanor Hoetger and Alyce Ferguson; and brother, John.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Agnes and Clyde; and sister, Mary Cunningham.

Pallbearers were Ken Sundstrom, Ed Smart, Joel Dye and Dale Hartje.

Interment was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Arrangements were by Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Home, Anoka.

Edward Garbacz

Funeral service Edward Garbacz, 88, St. Francis, took place July 9 at Trinity Lutheran Church, St. Francis. Rev. Timothy Vaughan officiated.

Garbacz was born June 13, 1924 in Weyerhaeuser, Wis. He was a veteran of World War II, serving aboard the USS Otter DE210 in the Atlantic Theater, and was recalled to active duty at the outbreak of the Korean War, serving aboard the USS O’Brien DD725. He was a member of the Coon Rapids VFW and the St. Francis American Legion, and was retired from Prudential Insurance.

He is survived by his wife, Doris; sons, Keith, Jon, Mark and David; stepdaughter, Virginia Sobcinski; stepsons, Arthur, John, Dennis and Donald Harrington; brothers, George, Henry and Ray; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Maximilan, Rexford and Benjamin Garbacz and Eric, Adam and Patrick Harrington.

Interment was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Arrangements were by Methven-Taylor Funeral Home, Anoka Chapel.

Linda Morris

No funeral service for Linda R. Morris, 64, Cedar, took place at her request.

Morris was a 24-year employee of Fairview Wyoming Hospital.

She is survived by her children, Kristin Novlan, Laura (Todd) Schwartz, Richard (Debbie) Lambert; grandchildren, Bailey Novlan and Lacey Lambert; sister, Barbara Patnode; and nephew, Robert (Kazumi) Torkildson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Grace Morris; and special friend, Roger Kinneman.

Arrangements were by Washburn-McReavy Coon Rapids Chapel.

Phyl Redden

Funeral service for Phyl Annette Redden, 64, Coon Rapids, took place July 5 at Washburn-McReavy Coon Rapids Chapel.

Redden died July 30. She was born March 3, 1948.

She is survived by her husband, Gregg; daughter, Jenny (Kris); grandchildren, Theta and Leon; brother, Chuck (Sue) Bellings; nephew, Jerome; and numerous friends, especially Amy and Miki.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Viola Bellings; and sisters, Jackie and Judy.

Interment was at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Dubuque, Iowa. Arrangements were by Washburn-McReavy Coon Rapids Chapel.

Natalie Schommer

Funeral service for Natalie A. (Van Sloun) Schommer, 87, New Brighton, took place July 3 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, New Brighton.

She is survived by her children, Mary (Peter) Young, Ric (Terri), Jane (Tom) Banken and Mark (Terrie); eight grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; brothers and sisters, Jean Verkennes, Donna Remes, Arthur (Lanie) Van Sloun and Pete (Marge) Van Sloun; and nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald; parents, Arthur and Rose; sisters, Maureen Lonnquist and Mary Hooper; and son-in-law, Duane Polansky.

Interment was at Guardian Angels Cemetery, Chaska. Arrangements were by Washburn-McReavy Coon Rapids Chapel.

Douglas Silvan

Funeral service for Douglas A. Silvan, 56, Coon Rapids, took place July 3 at Gearhart Anoka Funeral Home.

Silvan died June 29. He was born April 7, 1956 in Minneapolis.

Arrangements were by Gearhart Anoka Funeral Home.

Richard Sucky

Funeral service for Richard Roger Sucky, 53, Oak Grove, took place July 9 at Thurston-DeShaw Funeral Home, Andover. Rev. Anthony Criscitelli officiated.

Sucky died July 1. He was born Sept. 5, 1958 in Robbinsdale to Richard and Barbara Sucky and was a truck driver.

He is survived by his sons, Josh, Chris and Corey (Tina); parents, Richard and Barbara; grandchildren, Nevaeh and Rae Ann; brothers, David (Julie), Scott (Kathy) and John; sister, Roxy (Russ); nephews, Nick (Ashley) and Zachary; and many friends.

Interment was private. Arrangements were by Thurston-DeShaw Funeral Home, Andover.

Josephine Wanous

Funeral service for Josephine Vlasta Wanous, 96, Anoka, took place July 6 at Elim Baptist Church, Anoka. Rev. John Tuttle officiated.

Wanous died June 30 at North Ridge Care Center, Crystal. She was born March 2, 1916 in Owatonna to William Joseph and Josephine Agnes (Kovar) Stransky.

She is survived by her children, Josephine Parvey, Marilyn (Harley) VanGieson, Severin (Bonnie), Sue (Roger) Muecke and Gary; 19 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Dorothy Steinbauer; and sister-in-law, Dorothy Sindelar.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Severin; son, Darwin; and son-in-law, Charles.

Pallbearers were Wayne, Bob and Randy VanGieson, Doug Parvey, Sue Wanous Jr. and Terry Stangl.

Interment was at Forest Hill Cemetery, Anoka. Arrangements were by Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Home, Anoka.

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