Chapman, Douglas Passed away peacefully on November 24, 2022. Preceded in death by parents, Mabel and Nathaniel Chapman. Survived by his loving wife, Dorothy; son, Mark Baustian (Lucé); brother, Robert (Lois); many loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Doug was stationed aboard the USS Hornet. He was a car enthusiast, racing cars, tinkering with mechanics, and owning various unique cars.
A member of SPEBSQA, he enjoyed traveling with his barbershop quartet, The Night Howls, including an invitation in 1971 to make a USO Tour to military hospitals in the Far East. Doug and Dorothy were ardent followers of both the MN Twins and the MN Orchestra. Doug made friends everywhere he went, near and far, including numerous travels abroad with Dorothy.
Here's the information for Fred's memorial gathering:
November 16, 2022 1:30 pm
Johanna Shores Movie Theatre
3200 Lake Johanna Blvd, Arden Hills, MN 55112
Street, Frederick Lee passed away peacefully on October 20, 2022 at the age of 95. Fred was born January 28, 1927 in Long Beach, CA. He enlisted in the Navy in 1944, completed electronic technical school, and during the war was assigned to teach the new technologies of sonar and radar for Fire Control Radar at Treasure Island. After leaving the service in 1947, he attended Heald Engineering College in San Francisco where he received a degree in Electrical Engineering. Fred joined a crew that hand-constructed San Francisco's KRON television station. He married Barbara Ann Ertassi in San Francisco on May 21, 1950. After daughter Vicki was born the family moved to Roseville MN in 1953 where Fred started a new career as Chief Engineer working for the Hubbard Broadcasting Company/KSTP TV. During his tenure KSTP received the first network colorcast on January 1, 1954 of the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, CA. And in 1961, Fred engineered KSTP's transition to the nation's first all-color television station. In 1962, Fred stood with Dr C. Walton Lillehei as a KSTP crew filmed the first televised open-heart surgery. In 1972, Fred was hired by the U of M to update and run their Unite Instructional Television Program, transmitting two-way microwave broadcasts of advanced college courses to companies such as Honeywell, 3M, and IBM. He ran the station until his retirement in 1993. Fred and Bobbie raised 4 children Victoria Stumpf (Larry), Shelley Larson (Eric), Frederick G Street (Heidi), and Becky Street (Gregg Richmann) - in a Roseville neighborhood with wonderful neighbors and friends. He shared his love of the west and national parks with the family during road trips to California and summer trips to Minnesota's state parks, lake country, and especially Wallacks Resort in Crosslake. He loved Barbershop singing with his friends - directing the chorus, singing in his quartet, participating in Harmony College, and acting as sound/light technical director for their annual shows. In his later years he cared for Bobbie until her death in 2007 in her 77th year. He enjoyed companionship at EagleCrest Independent Living Community and served as resident AV expert and electronics technician for chapel services, movies, and musical programs. He also volunteered as pontoon captain at Johanna Shores. He then lived at Johanna Shores until, after several falls and a stroke, he died in his sleep. His 4 children and their spouses, 5 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren will miss him dearly.
Middlestaedt, Ronald H. Age 87, of Bloomington, went to be with his Lord and Savior on October 21, 2020. Preceded in death by his beloved wife, Barbara Middlestaedt (Buvick), parents, Hugo and Martha Middlestaedt. Survived by daughters, Cheryl (Don) Mendelsohn, Karen (Travis) Voels and Paula (Steve) Geertsen; grandchildren, Savannah and Hannah Mendelsohn, Emma, Brady and Riley Voels, Alyssa (Cole Wiskow), Anna, Abby and Owen Geertsen; sister, Marion (Marvin) Platten. Ron proudly served in the US Army from 1953-1955. He was looked up to by all, not only because of his 6' 6" stature, but because he was always there ready to lend a hand. He had a passion for Barbershop, Classical music, the Railroad, History, and Photography. Until recent years he could be found volunteering in the sound booth at church, arranging music, creating publications, or simply chatting with anyone who had time. Funeral service Saturday, November 7, 11 AM at Hillside Church in Bloomington. Visitation one hour before service. For in-person guests, social distancing and masks are required. Livestream will be available. A link will be posted on Washburn-McReavy.com Werness Brothers 952-884-8145 In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the American Diabetes Association, Minnesota Transportation Museum or Hillside Church.
Ron passed away early this week. He appears to have died unexpectedly in his bedroom and was discovered by the family after they entered the home. Ron had been active in Barbershop for years and arranged many songs. His family is making arrangements for a funeral service which most likely will be on November 7th. No other details are available at this time. Submitted by Steve Zorn 10/22/2020
Klemz, Douglas Lane was born September 15, 1950 in Monticello to Wilbur and Margret (Borchardt) Klemz. He graduated from Mounds View High School in 1968 and Anoka Technical School in 1970. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1971-1973. In 1974 he married Theresa Haneca and was divorced in 1982. He was an electrical draftsman for Ellerbee and Michaud Cooley Erickson and Associates where he retired as an Associate in 2013. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, world traveler, and charter member of Wolf Track Archery Club. He was a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society since 1997, sang in 3 choruses and 2 quartets, and awarded Barbershopper of the Year in 2007. He also sang in several church choirs, lastly with Christ the King Lutheran Church in New Brighton. He married Nancy Elias in 2014. He died May 14, 2020 due to Covid-19, while in hospice care after a long battle with cancer. He is predeceased by his parents and survived by his 4 children, Amy Finka of Nashville, TN, Angela Klemz of Blaine, Allan Klemz of Blaine, Ann Millerbernd of Belcourt, ND, daughter-in-law Amanda Klemz of Blaine, son-in-law Ronald Millerbernd of Lexington, 8 grandchildren, 5 brothers, 4 sisters-in-law, many nieces, nephews, family, friends, and his wife Nancy of Shoreview. Private interment was May 19th at Morningside Memorial Gardens with a public memorial service to occur at a later date. Gearhart Funeral home is in charge of arrangements. Submitted by Grant Warning on 5/31/2020