Obituaries

Michael Paul Bruce

5/16/1958 — 11/3/2012

Michael Paul Bruce, age 54, of Shakopee, died on Saturday, November 3, 2012, at his residence.
Michael was born on May 16, 1958, in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Lawrence 'Larry' Bruce and Carmella (Cinelli).
Survived by his companion of 32 years, Laura Jarrett; children, Justin (Valerie), Robyn (Justin), Anthony (Nikki); 9 grandchildren; dad, Larry (Sharon) Bruce; mother, Carmella Bruce; sister, Patti Voges; brothers, Josh, Tracy, Christopher; numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Michael is preceded in death by his sister, Debbie; and grandparents.

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Vera Zasulevich

2/15/1925 — 11/2/2012

Vera Zasulevich, age 87, of Coon Rapids, MN, died on Friday, November 2, 2012, at Unity Hospital in Fridley, MN.
Vera was born on February 15, 1925, in Vysokaya Lipa, Belarus, the daughter of Ivan and Eva (Demukh) Romanchuk.

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Shirley Plekkenpol

1/25/1942 — 11/2/2012

Shirley Plekkenpol, age 70, of Shakopee, entered eternal life on November 2, 2012, at Friendship Manor Nursing Home in Shakopee, MN. Shirley was born on January 25, 1942 in Veseli, Minnesota the daughter of Frank and Anna (Flicek) Ruzicka. She married George Plekkenpol on April 25, 1964 at Veseli, Minnesota. She was a loving wife, mother and homemaker and was a member of the James Campbell #1685 Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary of Shakopee. Shirley was a retired employee of Birchwood Laboratories where she was employed in packaging.
Survivors include her sons, Mark and wife Sandie of Murphy, Texas, Gary of Shakopee; granddaughters, Julie (Ricky) Addie of Liberty City, Texas, Kirsten Shumaker of Dallas, Texas; great-granddaughter, Paige Addie of Liberty City, Texas; great-grandsons of Reiger Covey of Dallas, Texas and Corby Addie of Liberty City, Texas; brother, Frank Ruzicka of New Prague; sisters, Rosie Tuma of Lonsdale and Anne Eischens of Prior Lake; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, James and June Plekkenpol of Shakopee, Herb and Mary Hirscher of Houston, Texas; nieces, nephews, family and many friends. Shirley was preceded in death by her husband and parents.
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Mike Howard Carkhuff

7/6/1966 — 10/22/2012

Mike J. 'Howard' Carkhuff, age 46, of Shakopee, formerly of Wadena, MN, died on Monday, October 22, 2012, in Shakopee. Born on July 6, 1966, in Wadena, MN, the son of Ray and Leona (Kupfer) Carkhuff. He graduated from Wadena High School, and was employed at SuperValue. Howard's family and friends were the most important thing to him; he especially enjoyed watching his kids play sports. He also liked hunting and fishing.
Howard will be missed by daughter, Rachel (Craig) Larson; son, Brentan; mother, Leona; brothers and sisters, Father Tom, Mary (John) Blom, Sue (Galen) Hieb, Joyce (Jarel) Hieb, Bill (Diane), Trish (Bruce) Steinkopf, Jim (Laurie). He is preceded in death by son, Ryan; father, Ray; brother, Roger; brothers-in-law, Greg Hergott, Tony Nanik.

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Elaine S. Fredrickson

9/29/1929 — 10/19/2012

Elaine S. Fredrickson, age 83, of Savage. Admired and adored by all, died on Friday, October 19, 2012, at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee.
Elaine was born on September 29, 1929, in Credit River Township, Scott County, Minnesota, the daughter of Michael and Josephine (Hess) Thomas. She married Gordy Fredrickson on October 28, 1950, in Savage, MN. Elaine worked for a grocery store, Continental Machines, and then decided to stay home with her children. She also did all the bookkeeping for the family business, Gordon Fredrickson Excavating. Elaine was a Life Member of the Prior Lake V.F.W. 6208 Ladies Auxiliary.
Survivors include her husband, Gordon; children, Tom (Monica), Roger (Sharon), Denny (Becky), Cheryl, Doug (Tracy), Lori (Terry), Diane (Andy); 25 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sisters, Margaret, Mary, Dolores, Jo-Ann, Joyce; brothers, Harold, Robert, Jack, Jim. Preceded in death by parents, Michael and Josephine Thomas; sister, Carol.

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Lisa J. Keogan

10/27/1962 — 10/19/2012

Lisa J. Keogan, age 49, of Shakopee, died on Friday October 19, 2012, at University of Minnesota, Fairview Hospital in Minnepolis.
Lisa was born on October 27, 1962, in Sioux City, Iowa, the daugther of John and Helen (Anderson) Peterson. She attended St. Louis Park High School, and was a cook at Friendship Manor Nursing Home in Shakopee for the last 10 years. Lisa married Kevin Keogan, and together had one son, Nathan.
Survivors include her husband, Kevin; son, Nathan and wife, Emily Masters; brother, Randy Peterson and wife, Cheryl; sister, Sandy Peterson and husband, Will.
Preceded in death by parents.

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Mary Ann Deutsch

1/27/1927 — 10/12/2012

Mary Ann Deutsch, age 85, of Shakopee died on Friday, October 12, 2012 at Friendship Manor Health Center in Shakopee. Mary Ann was born on January 27, 1927 in Chaska the daughter of Peter and Anna (Derhaag) Hesse. She married Lambert Deutsch on June 12, 1948 in Jordan. Mary Ann worked as a waitress at the St. Paul House and the Shakopee House prior to retirement.
She is survived by her four sons, Peter, Paul (Vicky), Harry (Barbara), and Robert (Julie); 12 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; sister, Joan Gliszcinski, She was preceded in death by her husband; granddaughter, Danielle; parents and brothers, Edward, Richard and Leo.

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Lorrie A. Osterdyk

12/13/1947 — 10/11/2012

Lorrie A. Osterdyk, age 64, of Shakopee, died on Thursday, October 11, 2012, at her residence.
Lorrie was born on December 13, 1947, in Minneapolis, MN, the daughter of Harold P. Heinisch and Ebba E. Staffenson. She married Dell Osterdyk at the Braham Evangelical Lutheran Church on September 21, 1968, and together they had two sons. C.H. Robinson was her place of employment for over 32 years. Lorrie was the President of the Minnesota Doll Friends. She loved her precious time spent at the family cabin up-north, where she enjoyed 4-wheeling with her children and grandchildren.
Lorrie is survived by her husband, Dell; sons, Greg (Lori) of Carver, Thad (Keri) of Shakopee; grandchildren, Laura, Sydney and Wyatt; niece, Paula Helgren; nephew, Brad Kopesky; cousins, Evelyn (Jim) Jerylo of East Bethel, Clara Ann (Robert) Stoltz of St. Louis Park; cat, Poohtoo. Preceded in death by parents, Harold and Ebba Heinisch; half-sister, Joanne (Ronald) Kopesky.

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Gene W. Hahn

4/21/1932 — 10/6/2012

Gene W. Hahn, age 80, of Shakopee, died on Saturday, October 6, 2012, at Friendship Manor Nursing Home in Shakopee.
Gene was born on April 21, 1932, on the family farm near Hancock, MN, the son of Bill and Linda (Hoffman) Hahn. He married Lorna Chapman on May 6, 1952 in Herman, MN. Gene worked as a farmer until the mid 1950s, and then became a welder, and lastly he was a foreman at Tube Products in Burnsville.
Survived by wife, Lorna; sons, Terry (Kathy) of Savage, Roger (Annalisa) of Mountain Center, CA; grandsons, Rob (Marlene), Mike (Laurie), Tim, Andrew (Courtney); 8 great-grandchildren. Preceded by parents, Bill and Linda.

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Ottillia L. Meyer

6/25/1914 — 10/5/2012

Ottillia L. 'Tillie', age 98, of Shakopee, died on Friday, October 5, 2012, at Kingsway Assisted Living in Belle Plaine, MN. She was born on the family farm, June 25, 1914, in Cottonwood County, MN. Tillie married Bernard J. Meyer on April 26, 1941, in Mankato. She worked at Landkamer Funiture Store as an interior designer, and then for Pierces Clothing store doing alterations.
Tillie loved gardening, and especially loved roses. She also enjoyed reading, sewing, needle point, embroidery, and was a health nut who loved walking and eating healthy before it was popular.
Survived by daughters and son, Nan Meyer of Colorado, Jeffrey of Mankato, Jane (Gary) Jacobson of Shakopee; grandchildren, Michael (Melanie) Jacobson, Amanda (Brian) Buesgens; great-grandchildren, Mykaela, Tristan, and Hunter Jacobson, Raegen, Preston, Kainen, and Blake Buesgens. Preceded in death by husband, Bernard; sisters, Veronica Goettl, Loretta Giese, Margaret Sohler; brothers, Alphonse and Francis Riederer.

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