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Preceded in death by his parents Edward Sr. and Arlys Blau. He is survived by his loving wife Karen; son Nick; sister Sharon Blau; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other family and friends. The family sends a special thank you to HealthEast Hospice for their loving care. Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 19, 2009 at St. Rita's Catholic Church, 8694 80th St. Cottage Grove, Minn., with burial at Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 18, 2009, at St.
Shirley Mae McLeod Sauers went to be with her heavenly father suddenly on June 10, 2009. Shirley was born on Dec. 15, 1928 in Superior, Wis., to Hannah (Bodine) and Alexander McLeod. Shirley graduated from East High School in Superior in 1946. She completed beauty school but found that she preferred waitressing at the Federal Bakery. In 1949 she married her Sea Bees sweetheart, Marvin Sauers. As a young adult, she committed her life to Jesus Christ and used her talents to serve others.
Edward D. "Ed" Blau, 58, passed away June 12, 2009. Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Friday, June 19 at St. Rita's Catholic Church, 8694 80th St. Cottage Grove, Minn., with burial at Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation 4-8 p.m. Thursday, June 18 at St. Rita's with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m., and also one hour of visitation prior to the mass at church. Kok Funeral Home, 651-459-2875.
Barbara J. Fogel, age 66 of St. Paul Park, passed away on June 12, 2009 after a short battle with cancer. Celebration of Life at Barbara's home in St. Paul Park on Saturday, June 20, 2009 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred. Kok Funeral Home, 651-459-2875.
Shirley Mae McLeod Sauers, 80, passed away June 10, 2009. Funeral service 2 p.m. Tuesday June 16 at The Harbor Church, 11125 Pt. Douglas Dr. S., Hastings. Interment Ft. Snelling. Visitation 4-8 PM Monday with Family Remembrances at 7 p.m. at Kok Funeral Home, 7676 80th St. S., Cottage Grove,651-459-2875, and 1-2 p.m. Tuesday at church. The family prefers memorials to The Harbor Church. Kok Funeral Home, 651-459-2875.
Lois Hollenbach left us on June 6, 2009 surrounded by the love of her family. Lois is preceded in death by her son Bruce and her husband Larry. She is survived by her daughter and son in-law Carol and Kevin Sicard, her two granddaughters Molly and Grace Sicard, her brothers, sister, nieces, nephews and many dear friends. Her family is pausing for reflection and will be celebrating her life on June 19 at 6 p.m. at Rose of Sharon Lutheran Church, Cottage Grove Please join her family in remembering Lois.
Dorothy A. Steen, age 65, passed away June 4, 2009. Graveside service at 11 a.m. Monday, June 8, 2009, at Cottage Grove Cemetery. Visitation was from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 7, 2009 at Kok Funeral Home, 7676 80th St. Cottage Grove and 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home prior to interment.
Marlene J. Oster, Beloved Wife, Mother Grandmother and Great-grandmother, passed away June 3, age 74, of South St. Paul. Preceded in death by daughter-in-law Cindy; two brothers Thomas and William Freiling; and two sisters Katherine Beyers and Norma Schaus. Survived by husband Edwin; three children David (Jennifer), Julianne Oster and Amy (Clark) Kolstad; 10 grandchildren Heather (Joe), Kelly (Garrett), David Jr.
Mary "Evie" Lucas, age 81 of St. Paul Park, passed away on May 28, 2009. Mary Evelyn was born Feb. 4, 1928, in Minneapolis the daughter of John and Lorretta (Mahoney) Moore. She was raised in northeast Minneapolis and graduated from Edison High School. On July 3, 1953 she was united in marriage with Hollis Ray Lucas in San Diego, Calif. She retired from Burlington Northern Railroad in 1994. She will be remembered for her devotion to her family. Mary loved children and enjoyed walking to the park, meeting with the Wednesday girls and bowling.
James Wroblewski James "Jim" M. Wroblewski, age 40, of Cottage Grove, passed away Friday May 22, 2009 in Hudson, Wis. James was born April 9, 1969 in St. Paul, Minn., the son of Victor and Mary Wroblewski. He grew up in Cottage Grove, where he attended school and graduated from Park High School in 1987. James started working for Cub Foods when he was 17 and has been an employee of Cub Foods for over 23 years. On April 24, 1999, James was married to Lisa Simon in Las Vegas, Nev. They have been married 10 years. James was a devoted husband and family man.