Gloria J. (Bourbeau) McConville
11/3/1931 — 6/25/2013
Gloria, 82, the daughter of Helen and Harry Bourbeau, left us on June 25 to be with her sweet husband, Mac and her Jesus. She is preceded in death by her parents (Mike and Helen Kendzierski, Harry Bourbeau), husband (Clarence Mac) and daughter (Teresa). She is survived by her children Mary (Dick) Langdon, Casey (Jim) Rohe, Tom (Kristin) McConville, Father James Patrick McConville, 7 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, her sister, Kathy (Dick) Fair, cousin Everett (Pat) Bourbeau and several nieces and nephews.
After Gloria graduated from Edison high school she was employed at Minnesota Title, where she met her husband, Mac. They married in 1953 and started a family. Mac continued his career at Minnesota Title (becoming President and CEO), attributing his success to Glorias support. In addition to being a wife and mother, Gloria found time to follow her dreams and became an accomplished artist and needlepoint designer. Her work can be found in the MN Governors mansion, the community church in Rio Verde and private homes across the country.
Mac and Gloria moved from Eden Prairie to Rio Verde, AZ after Macs retirement. Following Macs death in 2011, Gloria returned to MN, where she developed new friendships and continued to impact the lives of people she met.
Gloria had a gift of making people feel special. She was generous and genuine, quick witted and lived her life as if dressed in diamonds and tennis shoes. She was Macs straight man and his biggest fan. She was a good and devoted friend.
The celebration of Glorias life and Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Church of St. Mary, 535 South Lewis Street, in Shakopee, MN on July 1 at 1:00 PM. Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery will immediately follow the celebration. The Presider will be Father James Patrick McConville.
Aydan Owyn Daire-Smith
6/19/2013 — 6/19/2013
Aydan was given to God on June 19, 2013 at United Hospital in St. Paul. Surviving are his parents, Daniel and Heather Daire-Smith; grandparents, Dawn Hanson and Ted Van Cleve, David Smith and Lori, Dawn and Grant Bunke, Mark and Roxanne Daire; uncles and aunts, Jacob, Ryan, Ashlee, Amanda, Andrea, Tyler and Noah; relatives and friends.
2/2/1957 — 6/13/2013
Mikhail Yakubau, age 56 of Shakopee, Minnesota died on Thursday June 13, 2013 in Maple Grove, Minnesota.
He is survived by his wife, Valentina; daughter, Tatyana and husband, Sergei Gremeniuk; 1 grandson, Max all of Shakopee.
Mikhail was born on February 2, 1957 in Belarus City, Mozov. He was employed as an auto body shop mechanic.
Leone Minnie Fabel
7/8/1919 — 6/12/2013
Leone Minnie Fabel, age 93, died on 6-12-2013 at Emerald Crest in Shakopee, Minnesota. Leone and her twin sister, Iona were born on 7-18-1919 at her parent's farm near New Auburn, Minnesota. She grew up in the Great Depression. After graduating from eighth grade, she and her twin sister took jobs at Bim's Cafe in Glencoe, MN. Leone met her husband, Byron Fabel on a dance floor at Lake Marion. The couple married a year later in April of 1941. Byron soon went into the service for World War II. Leone lived in Minneapolis during the war and worked at the New Brighton defense plant. Two children were born to Byron and Leone; Craig (Carol) Fabel of Hilton Head Island, SC, and Diane Fabel Melbye (Marshall) of Dickinson, ND. Leone's husband, Byron Fabel died in 1991. Three years after his death, she began GED classes in Burnsville, MN. She obtained her GED in 2000 when she was 81 years of age. Leone is survived by her children; two grandchildren, Jessica (Brian) Hawley of New Market, MN, and Kristin Melbye of Sioux Falls, SD; two great-grandchildren, Paige and Corinne Hawley; many nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law, Evette (Gary) Weikle of Minneapolis, MN, Marge Fabel of Chaska, MN. She was preceded in death by her husband; two sisters, Ione Urbach and Irma Winter; brother, Elmer Pieschke.
LaVonne C. McLaughlin
9/30/1936 — 6/12/2013
LaVonne C. McLaughlin, age 76, of Savage died on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at Fairview Ridges Hospital in Burnsville. LaVonne was born on September 30, 1936 in Credit River Township, Scott County, the daughter of Mack and Florence (Boegeman) Dorn. She married Patrick McLaughlin on October 11, 1958, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Savage, MN. LaVonne was a retired employee of the Burnsville-Savage Public Schools where she worked in food service for over 25 years.
She is survived by her daughter, Tamny (Jeff) Arnold; best friend, Butch; granddaughters, Chelsey and Nicole Arnold, Brianna and Jamie McLaughlin; sister, LaVerne Geis; sisters-in-law, Bruna Dorn and Darlene (John) Warner. She was preceded in death by her husband, Pat; sons, Tim and Todd; her parents; brother, Bill; sister, Mary Ellen.
Lee A. Menden
7/20/1932 — 6/6/2013
Lee A. Menden, age 80, of Shakopee, entered eternal life on June 6, 2013, at his residence in Shakopee.
Born on July 20, 1932, in Marystown, Minnesota, the son of Jacob and Theresa (Klehr) Menden. Lee married Rosalyn 'Tuddy' Ramaker August 25, 1952, in Shakopee. He worked as a machinist at Continental Machines for over 38 years.
Lee was a member of the James F. Campbell #1685 Knights of Columbus of Shakopee, and he faithfully volunteered his time at Church of St. Mark. Lee also enjoyed painting and decorating, playing cards, traveling, and his plants. He adored spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Lee was preceded in death by his wife, Tuddy; son, Jeff; brothers, Ralph and Eldred.
Survivors include his daughters, Gloria 'Jeannie' Wanek and husband, Steve, Diane Mareck and husband, Gerry; daughter-in-law, Debbie Menden and husband, Richard Rybak; 11 grandchildren, David Wanek and wife, Elyssa, Kathy Sarver and husband, Perry, Lisa Carlson and husband, Ryan, Julie Dusatko and husband, Jack, Karen Leiter and husband, Randy, Ryan Mareck and wife, Kathy, Jason Mareck, Rachel Kuelbs and husband, John, Leah, Alex and Adam Menden; 9 great-grandchildren; brother, Jim Menden and wife, Linda.
David E. Probst, Sr.
10/13/1923 — 5/31/2013
David E. Probst, Sr., age 89, of Shakopee. Jesus called him home on May 31, 2013, at Auburn Manor in Chaska, Minnesota.
Born on October 13, 1923, in Kenosha, Wisconsin, the son of Edmund and Caroline 'Goldie' (Spaulding) Probst. He married Dolores Diderrich on November 7, 1953, in Rochester, Minnesota.
David served in the United States Navy during World War II. He was a 60 year member of Sheet Metal Local #10. He worked as an installer for George Sedgwick Heating and Air Conditioning, mostly doing installation in new homes. David enjoyed canoeing, and he bragged of 'being on every river in southern Minnesota'. He also loved nature, especially bird watching. He was also very active in his church choir at Church of St. Mark's.
Survived by wife, Dolores; sons and daughters, Kathy Probst, Mary Leonard, David Probst and wife, Kim Westerholm, Julie Prose and husband, Patrick, Tom Probst, John Probst and wife, Cindy; grandchildren, Carmen and Mitzi Probst, Ryan Prose and Nathan Prose and wife, Ashleigh, Justin and Amber Probst; sister, Louise Martineau; brothers, Edmund and Barney Probst. Preceded by parents, Edmund and Caroline 'Goldie'; son-in-law, Steve Leonard; brother, James; step-mother, Hazel Probst.
Raymond J. Folstrom
4/12/1932 — 5/27/2013
Raymond 'Jack' Folstrom, age 81 of Prior Lake, passed away on May 27, 2013.
Jack was born and raised in Bejou, Minnesota. After serving in the Air Force, he graduated from NDSU and spent 34 years as Superintendent of Schools in various districts in North Dakota and Minnesota. He retired in 1993 from the St. Peter School District.
He is preceded in death by his daughters, Karen and Julie; his parents; his brother, Dick; and his sister, Nancy. He is survived by his wife, Kris; his two sons, Lee (Grace) of Fargo, and Dana (Jade) of California; his stepdaughter, Joanne (Les) of Burnsville; 12 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; his brother, Bill (Donna) of Wisconsin; many nieces and nephews; and his former spouse, Darlene of North Carolina.
Rita E. Dressen
5/28/1923 — 5/26/2013
Rita E. Dressen, age 89, of Burnsville, died on Sunday, May 26, 2013, at the Lutheran Home in Belle Plaine, Minnesota.
Rita was born on May 28, 1923, in Jessenland, Minnesota, the daughter of Frank and Marie (Trimbo) Doheny. She graduated from Arlington High School. Rita married Francis Dressen, and together they had six children. She had a deep love for her family.
Prior to retirement, Rita was the head baker/cook at Vista View School in Burnsville. She also spent many hours volunteering at her church, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Savage, MN. Rita loved all animals, but especially cared for birds.
Rita is preceded in death by her husband, Francis; parents, Frank and Marie; sons, Jim and Steve. Survivors include her daughters and son, Judy Hayunga and husband, Leo, Richard Dressen and wife, Lynne, Debbie Dressen, Rita Mae Nickell and husband, Bob; 8 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandson.
John A. Preisen
5/31/1939 — 5/24/2013
John A. Preisen, age 73 of Marystown, died on Friday, May 24, 2013, at his residence.
Born on May 31, 1939, on the family farm just south of Marystown, the son of John and Genevieve (Farrell) Preisen. He served in the United States Army Reserves, and on July 2, 1966, John married Karyn Bohnsack in Heidelberg, Minnesota. He always enjoyed farming the family farm, and also worked at Anchor Glass in Shakopee.
Survived by wife, Karyn; daughters, Shelly Anderson and husband, Dave, Shari Monahan and husband, Mike, Kari Pennington and husband, Corey; son, John Preisen; grandchildren, Karli and Ryan Monahan, Michael, Thomas, and Luke Pennington; brothers and sisters, Jerry and wife, Diane, James and wife, Jane, Joan Rosckes and husband, Don, Mary Taddei and husband, Geno. Preceded in death by parents, John and Genevieve; sister, Carol Pexa.