OBITUARIES

Mary Choitz

Mary Jane Steinke Choitz, 93, died Dec. 13, 2016. She was born Sept. 16, 1923, in Mishawaka, Ind., to Nancy Shoup Steinke and Fred Steinke, first among six children. She married Walter Choitz in 1946, after they met at a … more

Suzanne Fantle

Suzanne M. Fantle, 76, of Minneapolis, died Dec. 31, 2016. Fantle was the owner of Emil Gustafson Jewelers on Como Avenue in St. Anthony Park. She was a longtime member of the Minnesota Jewelers Association and a progressive businesswoman. St. … more

Norbert Heldt

Norbert H. Heldt, 95, died Jan. 11, 2017. Norb was a World War II Marine Corps veteran. From the 1950s to the 1980s, he designed numerous St. Paul Parks and Recreation buildings, including the current Phalen Park complex. He was … more

Arthur Majerus

Arthur P. Majerus, 93, of Falcon Heights, died Dec. 11, 2016. He was a Coast Guard veteran of World War II. Arthur was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Phyllis. He is survived by his nine children, … more

Richard Peryam

Richard N. Peryam, 78, longtime resident of the Lauderdale area, died Dec. 14, 2016, at Lyngblomsten Care Center. He is survived by a cousin, niece and friends. A memorial service was held Dec. 29 at Lyngblomsten, with interment at Sunset Cemetery.

Inez Theis

Inez Ann (Carpenter) Theis, 84, died Jan. 11, 2017. She was a one-time Como Park resident. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, James (Jim) Theis; four children; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and seven siblings. A mass of … more

Christian Wilberts

Christian W. “Chris” Wilberts, 61, of Lauderdale, died unexpectedly on the morning of Dec. 27, 2016. Chris was born July 6, 1955, in Marshfield, Wis., to Mildred “Milly” (Klinkhammer) and Henry Wilberts. He was educated on Minnesota’s Iron Range and … more

Mentor Charles Addicks

Mentor Charles “Duke” Addicks, Jr., 76, of Falcon Heights, died Nov. 12, 2016, after a short illness. Duke was born in Minneapolis Dec. 28, 1939. He was an attorney by profession and a naturalist, eagle handler, historian, poet, musician, fur-trade … more

Robert Bacon

Robert Bacon, 91, formerly a longtime resident of St. Anthony Park, died at Johanna Shores Presbyterian Homes, surrounded by his loving family, on Nov. 28, 2016. He is survived by his son Richard (Christine); daughter, Connie (Stanley); 14 grandchildren; and … more

Mead Cavert

Dr. Henry Mead Cavert, 94, of St. Anthony Park, died Nov. 4, 2016. Mead enjoyed a career of nearly four decades at the U of M, serving as professor of physiology and associate dean of the Medical School, where he … more

Gertrude Esteros

Gertrude Esteros of Falcon Heights, head of the University of Minnesota Department of Design for 30 years and founder of the Goldstein Gallery (now the Goldstein Museum of Design), died Dec. 2. She was 102. The daughter of Finnish immigrants, … more

Shirley Kroona

Shirley T. Kroona (née Gillund), 85, of St. Anthony Park, died Nov. 14, 2016. Shirley was born in Decorah, Iowa, on Sept. 29, 1931. She graduated from Preston (Minn.) High School, an excellent student, enthusiastic chorus and band member, and … more