OBITUARIES

James Osenberg

James Paul Osenberg, 61, of Anoka, died Feb. 3, 2017. He had served St. Anthony Park Library for many years as a volunteer. He started the tablet/smartphone drop-in-clinic at St. Anthony Park and Merriam Park libraries. He is survived by … more

Marion Skildum

Marion L. Skildum, 92, of Roseville, died Feb. 6, 2017. Marion was known for her hospitality, care-giving, her love of music and devotion to her family and grandchildren and was known as “The Cookie Lady.” She is survived by her husband … more

Yvonne Voge.

Yvonne M. Vogel, 85, of St. Paul, died Jan. 20, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Beatrice Vogel, and brothers Chuck and Jack. She is survived by her brother Patrick Vogel. Mass of Christian Burial … more

Herbert Walfoort

Herbert Wells Walfoort, 89, born Oct. 19, 1927, died on Feb. 6, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Sally; children, Richard (Cindy) and Sheryl (Blaine) Haywood; stepchildren, Mark (Debbie), Brad, Ron (Sue), Ross (Stacy) and Clark Jacobsen; and 12 … more

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