Thursday, March 21, 2013
Oddie served in the U.S. Navy and was the owner and operator of Reliable Auto Body in North Minneapolis for over 35 years.
Octave "Oddie" Zachmann of Fridley Sept. 16, 1926 - March 9, 2013 Born in St. Michael, Minnesota and passed away at his home in Fridley. Preceded in death by wife, Lorraine; son, Dennis; granddaughter, Lisa Zachmann; parents, Christine (Wey) and Clem; sister, Ann Kons; brothers, Bernie and Emmett. Survived by loving wife, Maureen “Mike”; daughter, Anne (Don) Savitski; sons, Mark (Mary Ann), Jim and his friend, Debbie Kruger; sisters, Eileen Champeau and Dolores Robeck; brother, Carroll (Catherine); sister-in-law, Gerry Zachmann; brothers-in-law, Frank “Butch” Pelz and Claire Miller; 14 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Oddie proudly served in the US Navy …
Service is Friday, March 15, 2013 at Church of the Holy Cross in Minneapolis.
Waleria Zyla age 84 of Fridley. Preceded by loving husband, Walter; sisters, Helen Zbanski, Wanda Roman; brother, Wladyslaw Palka; former husband, Stephan Czepil. Survived by sons, Tom (Kari) Zyla, Mark Zyla & Renee Johnson; she will be missed by loving nieces, nephews, friends & also by her canine companions, Rascal, Bear & Izzy. We are all born one fine day, children of God. Life brings us tears of joy & pain. Through it all love remains in spite of battles won or lost. The end is not goodbye. Hope lives on & love remains. Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Saturday at Church of the Holy Cross (17th Av. NE & University). Interment Sunset Memorial Park. Visitation 5-8 p.m. Friday with Vigil Prayers at 7 p.m. at Kozlak-Radulovich Chapel (…
Sunday, January 27, 2013
The Maple Grove hockey team stayed in the news this week. Other looks around the metro include a pot bust in Otsego, a Vikings surprise, and Richfield mourns a baby lost too soon.
Editor’s Note: Every week we bring you a sampling of stories from Patch sites in the west metro: Eden Prairie, Edina, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. Services Held for Tabitha Rose Markle Tabitha, 9 months, passed away Monday morning from injuries she sustained in an accident on Lake Minnetonka. Her mother, Amanda, works for Richfield Public Schools. Maple Grove Senior High Shares Action Plan Following Boys Hockey Team Incident School officials: “Following the recent situation involving some members of the hockey team, we know there is additional work to do.” Hundreds of Teachers Rally Against Standards Based Grading …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
He served Fridley on HRA board, school board and historical society.
The life of a Fridley leader will be celebrated Thursday when friends and family of John "Jack" Meyer gather for his memorial service at St. Philip's Lutheran Church. The service is set for 10 a.m., with visitation beforehand and a reception afterwards. Burial is at Fort Snelling. Meyer, who died Jan. 2, 2013, at the age of 89, was a devoted volunteer in Fridley, serving nine years on the District 14 school board and three decades on the city's Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) board. He was also "a very loyal member of the Fridley Historical Society since it came into existence, and always available to help the Society in any way he could," according to the organization's past president, Robert Christenson. In his work life at the…
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Service is Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 at Golden Valley Lutheran Church.
Karen I. Beglau July 29, 1942 ~ Dec. 25, 2012 Age 70, of Fridley. Preceded by granddaughter, Lydia Rose and Sister, Helen Marie. Survived by husband, Dwight “Ike”; children; Terry (Rod) Anderson, Jody (Randy) Raines, Jeff & Brad Marsh, Nathan (Dawn) & Adam Beglau; grandchildren: Ryan & Jenna Raines; nieces: Gayle “Pixie” and Kelsey Dunham; many loving friends and family. Services Memorial service at Golden Valley Lutheran Church (5501 Glenwood Avenue) Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 at 11 a.m. with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. Memorials Family prefers memorials. Information provided by Kozlak Radulovich Funeral Chapel.
Sunday, December 2, 2012
This week's roundup also includes news on a new bar in Southwest Minneapolis, Edina's top students and business changes in St. Michael-Albertville.
Editor’s Note: Every week we will bring you a sampling of stories from Patch sites in the west metro: Eden Prairie, Edina, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Plymouth, Richfield, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park, and St. Michael. Southwest LRT Typo Underestimates Co-location Costs by $100M Engineering consultants have identified a $100 million typo in a Southwest Light Rail Transit report that understates the cost of putting the Twin Cities & Western freight line in the same corridor as the light rail—an option known as “co-location.” The correction narrows the gap between the co-location option and the so-called “locally preferred alternative” that would reroute freight rail to a spur line in St. Louis …
Sunday, November 25, 2012
She was an Eagles basketball standout and daughter of MN hoops legend Kevin McHale.
Sasha McHale, a Totino-Grace High School graduate and daughter of famed basketball legend Kevin McHale, died Saturday at the age of 23 of medical complications related to lupus, according to media reports. A member of the Totino-Grace 2008 girls basketball Minnesota Class AAA championship team, McHale led the squad in blocked shots, according to the Star Tribune. She earned honorable mention on the all-state team that year, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, which quoted Totino-Grace Activities Director Mike Smith: "I just feel for those guys. ... Our thoughts and prayers are with them. This is something you never want to happen to anybody."
Monday, November 19, 2012
Here are news highlights of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's announcement last week.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Forming Community Advisory Group in Fridley Patch Q&A: Nefertiti DiCosmo of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Fridley Mayor: EPA Citizens Superfund-Sites Group 'Long Overdue' News of EPA Citizens Panel on Fridley Superfund Sites Sparks Comment U.S. Navy Announces 5-Year Review of Ordnance Plant Site
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
How Barb Goodwin, Gina Bauman, Connie Bernardy and Dale Helm fared in each precinct of Senate District 41 and House District 41A.
Here are the precinct-by precinct breakdowns of the Minnesota legislative races for Senate District 41 and House District 41A, which each include the city of Fridley. House District 41A Senate District 41
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Fridley-based Fortune 500 firm 'vigorously disagrees' with parts of the Finance Committee report.
A new U.S. Senate report says employees of Fridley-based Medtronic, Inc. secretly helped write articles in medical journals touting the company's InFuse spinal-surgery product and downplaying the product's downsides. The report, following a 16-month investigation by the Senate Finance Committee into how Medtronic marketed InFuse, also says the company paid $210 million over 15 years to physicians who authored favorable studies about the product. Medtronic disputed Senate investigators' claims in a statement: Medtronic does not agree with many of the findings in the staff report. In particular, Medtronic vigorously disagrees with any suggestion that the company improperly influenced or authored any of the peer-reviewed published manuscripts…