Photo Johnson Dorothy Andrea Age 99 Retired from West Publishing Survived by daughter Kristi Wickstrom (Mark); grandchildren Bjorn (Sami), Brittany Malluege (Erick), Berit (Doug Marmar) and Blaire and 2 great grandsons. We had a wonderful opportunity to celebrate Dorothy’s life with her on her 99th Birthday. Memorials preferred to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Roseville or Community Lutheran Church, Las Vegas, NV.
Lorraine Mary Hellermann A woman of gentle spirit and quiet grace, she touched and enhanced the lives of many. The world is a little bit better because of her. Our lives are all the richer for having been loved by her. Always giving, forever sharing. For this, it is fitting we celebrate her life. She touched our hearts and will live on in our memories. If you wish to remember her, do it with a kind deed or words to someone who needs you. “Love is capable of great deeds and not broken by difficulty or adversity. To please God: do even the smallest things out of great love.” Age 89 of Vadnais Heights. Preceded in death by parents, Bernard and Elizabeth Imdieke. Survived by dear husband, Henry Hellermann; sons, David (Kristin) Hellermann and Mark (Gina) Hellermann; grandchildren, Robert Goshey and Nicole (Alex) Hellermann; many nieces, nephews, and other family and friends. Visitation 4-7PM on Thursday (8/24) at Mueller Memorial, 4738 Bald Eagle Avenue, White Bear Lake with a Prayer Service at 7PM. Mass of Christian Burial 11AM on Friday (8/25) at St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church, 4741 Bald Eagle Avenue, White Bear Lake with second visitation one hour prior to Mass at church. Interment at Hillside Cemetery in Minneapolis. “I love you a bushel & a peck.”
Kenneth Rowland Kvaal Age 86 of White Bear Lake Passed Away August 20, 2017 Ken was born in St. Paul, Minnesota on February 16, 1931. He was one of four children to Annie Christina (nee Ritland) and Emil Kvaal. He attended Johnson High School in St. Paul. After graduation, he rode the rails and worked as a real cowboy in Montana for two years. In 1951, he enlisted in the United States Army where he served as a Sergeant. There he met and married Mary Jean Maschino. He continued his work with the military as a civilian contractor throughout his career. He and Mary Jean had four children, Kelly, Dan, Greg, and Jim. In 2002, Mary Jean passed away. Ken then married his second wife, Ingrid (nee von Albert) and he gained three step-children. When he was not working or spending time with his family, Ken could be found golfing around the Twin Cities. His favorite courses were Gem Lake Hills Golf Course and Viking Meadows Golf Club in East Bethel. He was the chairman of the Johnson High School Class of 1949 Reunion Committee and of his Military Reunion Committee. His other hobby was his work in his yard and gardens. Ken will be missed by all who knew him. Ken is preceded in death by his parents, Annie and Emil Kvaal; his first wife, Mary Jean Kvaal; and his siblings, Eileen Dale and Merlin Kvaal. He is survived by his second wife, Ingrid Kvaal of White Bear Lake; his children, Kelly Johnson of Coon Rapids, Dan (Ann) Kvaal of Roseville, Greg (Marilee Votel-Kvaal) Kvaal of Mendota Heights, and Jim (Deb) Kvaal of New Brighton; his grandchildren, Terri Siegler, Jennie Siegler, Joseph Hartzell, Anders Kvaal, Jorgen Kvaal, Jens Kvaal, Annika Kvaal, Stian Kvaal, Chase Kvaal, Kevin Kvaal, and Connor Kvaal; his great-granddaughter, Alliah Otteson; his brother, Emil (Nita) Kvaal of North St. Paul; step-children, step-grandchildren, and many other family and friends. There will be a gathering for family and friends from 10:00-11:00 AM on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Community of Grace Lutheran Church (formerly First Lutheran), 4000 Linden Street, White Bear Lake, with a service at 11:00 AM. There will be a military honors ceremony and luncheon reception after the service. There will be a private, family interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated by Ken’s family to the Disabled Veterans of America group.
Dierssen, Tove Benti, beloved wife of Gunther Dierssen and mother of four daughters, died peacefully in her sleep on August 18, 2017, in her White Bear Lake home. She was 81. Born in Copenhagen, Denmark, Tove was a professional ballroom dancer and instructor in the 50s and 60s in Denmark and the U.S. She spread knowledge and love about the Danish culture through her sparkling personality and service to the community as instructor of the folk dancing group “the Danish Delights” for twenty years, Minnesota editor of the Danish Pioneer newspaper, board member of the Rebild Society, and prominent member of the Danish-American Center in the Twin Cities, the White Bear Women’s Club, Book Club, Pumpkin Club, Mahjong Club, and as a Weight Watcher’s Leader. Foremost to Tove, however, was her dedication to her family. She and Gunther quipped about their marriage: “We were immigrants. We needed some children so we could walk around the tree at Christmas.” She is survived by her husband, four daughters, Annette Jagger (Ted), Rikke Dierssen-Morice (Pierre), Christina Dierssen and Heidi Dierssen, nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, August 23, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Peder’s Lutheran Church, 4600 East 42nd Street, Minneapolis. Reception to follow.