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Father Joseph T. Gannon, age 96, of St. Paul, originally of Farmington, Minn., passed away on July 19, 2011. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 27, at St. Helena Catholic Church, 3201 E. 43rd St., Minneapolis. Visitation 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the O'Halloran & Murphy Funeral Home, 575 S. Snelling Ave, St. Paul, 651-698-0796, and 1 hour prior to Mass at church Wednesday. Interment St. Michael Cemetery, Farmington. Memorials preferred to the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.
Thomas William Vogel, age 61, of Farmington, passed away on July 14, 2011, in Edina, Minn. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 19, at the White Funeral Home, 901 3rd St., Farmington, with visitation 1 hour prior to service. Interment St. Michael's Cemetery, Farmington. A memorial fund will be established at Anchor Bank in lieu of flowers.
Michael "M." Nibbe, 45, a lifelong resident of Red Wing, died peacefully at home on Thursday, July 14, after a 2-1/2-year battle with cancer. He was born Oct. 18, 1965, in Red Wing, the son of Marvin and Francell (Kolberg) Nibbe. Throughout his high school years he was an active sports enthusiast, always excelling in every sport in which he participated. He was a 1984 graduate of Red Wing High School and went on to further his education in arena management.
Lucille Marie Aamodt, age 74, of Farmington, passed away July 12, 2011. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at White Funeral Home, 12804 Nicollet Ave S., Burnsville, with visitation 1 hour prior to service.
Rex A. Pettis, age 93, of Farmington, passed away on July 13, 2011. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 18, at Farmington Lutheran Church, 20600 Akin Road., Farmington, with visitation from 2-4 p.m. Sunday and 1 hour prior to service, all at the church. Interment Farmington Lutheran Cemetery. White Funeral Home, Farmington, 651-463-7374, www.whitefuneralhomes.com .
Viola Henrietta "Vye" Nelson, age 101, of Farmington, passed away Dec. 31, 2010, in San Diego, Calif. Vye was born on the family farm (in a log cabin) west of Webster, Minn., Dec. 27, 1909, to William and Anna (Keske) Wiese. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church in Webster. After her primary schooling, she attended a beauty school in Minneapolis. She was united in marriage to Christ Nelson in 1932. They settled in Farmington where she opened the Charm Beauty Shop which she owned until the early 1950s. She and Christ purchased the Farmington Auto Co.
James Richard Free, age 74, of Northfield, passed away on July, 4, 2011, in Cannon Falls, Minn. Funeral service 11 a.m. Thursday, July 7, at the White Funeral Home, 901 3rd St., Farmington, with visitation from 9-11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis.
Jane Gergen, June 7, 1923 - June 28, 2011. Jane Gergen, age 88, of Farmington, passed away on June 28, 2011. Preceded in death by husband, Jack Gergen, and sister, Dolores Minnick. Survived by children, Maureen (Bill) Johnson, John (Alice) Gergen, Mary Hartmann, Margaret (Herb) Nivilla, Mick, Mark, and Ed (Cathy) Gergen; 25 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; also by other loving relatives and friends. Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Saturday, July 2, at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 22120 Denmark Ave., Farmington. Visitation from 9-11 a.m. at St. Michael's Church. Interment St.
Lois L. Synstelien, age 76, of Farmington, passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by her family, on June 29, 2011. Memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, July 9, at the Hosanna! Church, 9600 163rd St W., Lakeville, Minn., with a gathering of family and friends 1 hour prior to service.
On Tuesday, June 7, 2011, Robert Owen Slayton IV, "Bobby", left us to go live with the Lord Jesus Christ. No one expected him to leave so soon, and his passing has left a great void in the hearts of those who loved him. Bobby was born Oct. 19, 1973, and grew up in Springfield, Mo., where he graduated from Parkview High School and Missouri State University. Bobby completed his post-graduate work with a Master's Degree from the New York Institute of Technology.