Obituaries 1/28/21

Ann Mykelby, 85

Ann Therese Mykelby, age 85, of Buffalo, Minnesota passed away January 10, 2021. She was born March 25, 1935 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the daughter of William A. Busch and Theresa Kauth Busch.

In June 1957, she and Donald Mykleby were married at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Minneapolis and moved to Portland, Oregon where Ann taught Home Ed and Don worked for Cargill. Don was promoted, and they moved to Sacramento, California where Ann taught school. They moved to Bloomington in 1969 where Ann worked at Craft Village in crafts and handwork. She and Don bought a home in Mesa, Arizona to enjoy the winters.

Ann enjoyed tennis, games, cards, traveling, parties, sewing, dancing, needlepoint, and spending time with family and friends. She loved the laughter and fun she could bring to others.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Mykleby; brother, Robert Busch; and parents, Bill and Theresa Busch.

She is survived by sister, Bernadine Merrill; brother, Leonard Busch; and sister, Mary Treptau and MANY nieces and nephews.

Celebration of Ann’s life and Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 5, 2021 at the Church of St. Francis Xavier, 300 1st Ave. NW, Buffalo, and she will be buried at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery at 1:30 p.m.

We will plan a casual picnic summer celebration of Ann’s life in July for all friends and relatives.

Gearty-Delmore Funeral Chapel in Plymouth is serving the family, 763-533-1411; online guestbook available at


Diane Rau, 74

Diane Kay Rau, age 74, died unexpectedly on January 17, 2021 at her home in Ramsey, MN. Diane Rau was born on November 11, 1946 in Durand, WI to Frederick and Joyce Linse. Diane is the oldest of eight children. Diane’s first two years of school were at a one room schoolhouse, and then, she attended elementary and high school in Alma, WI. 

After graduation, she moved to Minneapolis, MN to work in retail, and later a career at Honeywell, where she worked until retirement. Diane enjoyed gardening, cooking and had many hobbies. She was a generous person willing to help anyone in need.

She is preceded in death by her infant brother, Alvin Linse; both parents and maternal and paternal grandparents.

Diane is survived by the father of her children, Jerome Rau; children, Jeffrey (Stacey) Rau, Ettrick, WI and Amy (David) Bruce, Zimmerman, MN; siblings, Darlene (Delbert) Stair, Mindoro, WI, Jeannette (Bob) Thompson, Amery, WI,  Kathy (Gary) Raabel, Stoddard, WI, Cheri (Michael) Tucker, Lake City, MN, Frederick Linse, Alma, WI, Bill Linse, Aspen, CO, Lori (Paul) Johnson, Darwin, MN and by several grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Diane wished to be cremated. No public service will be held. The family would like any donations to be made to the Salvation Army.

Arragements Dare’s Funeral Home, 763-441-1212,


Daisy Russ, 92

Daisy (Jewett) Russ, of Minneapolis, born February 10, 1928, passed away peacefully on January 11, 2021, at the age of 92.

She is survived by children, Larry Russ, Penny Powelson, Wayne Russ, Roxie (Stan) Rannow; grandchildren, Chris (Elisa) Russ, Renne (John) Ekholm, Jenny (Andy) Kmecik, Joe Rannow, Jessica (Eli Buffalohead) Rannow; great-grandchildren Jake (Alyse Walker) Ekholm, Justin Ekholm, Derrick Brown, Damon Brown, Eli Kmecik, Bella Kmecik, Daisy Kmecik; as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by husband, Milton Russ; parents, Henry and Rose Jewett; siblings, Wesley Jewett, Veretta Jewett, Vernon “Sonny” Jewett, Iona Jewett, Dolly Grangroth, Totten Jewett; daughter-in-law, Charyll Russ; son-in-law, Terry Powelson; daughter-in-law, Cindy Russ; granddaughter, Tammy Brown; and great-grandson, Devin Brown.

Daisy was a strong and independent career woman ahead of her time. She was the best mom, grandma, and friend that anyone could ask for and will be dearly missed by many.

The service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, January 28 at Bradshaw Funeral and Cremation Services, 3131 Minnehaha Ave. S, Minneapolis. Interment will take place at Fort Snelling following the service.

For those who are unable to attend, a livestream broadcast will be available on Daisy’s obituary page at Cards may be mailed to Bradshaw Funeral Home C/O The Family of Daisy Russ. The family prefers memorials be directed to that of the donor’s choice.



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