David J. Strehl
8/20/1965 — 12/17/2011
David J. Strehl, age 46, of Savage died on Saturday, December 17, 2011 at St. Gertrude's Health Center, Shakopee, Minnesota. He was born in Detroit, Michigan on August 20, 1965, the son of James and Marianna (Buckholz) Strehl. He married Lori Turay on August 22, 1992 in Romeo, Michigan. David was a Certified Public Accountant and was Chief Financial Officer for TBEI Incorporated at the time of his death.
He is survived by his wife, Lori; sons, Joel and Jimmy; mother, Marianna Strehl; brothers, Ed Strehl and Ray Strehl and his wife Chrissy; sister, Dede Freed and her husband Ric. David was preceded in death by his father, James.
1/16/1945 — 12/17/2011
Ivan I. Makarevich, age 66, of Mound, died on Saturday, December 17, 2011 at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
Ivan was born in the city of Kabaki, Belarus, on January 16, 1945, the son of Ivan G. and Sofia Makarevich.
He worked for the Toro Company in Mound. Ivan is a member of the Slavic Baptist Church of Shakopee.
Ivan is survived by his wife, Elena; and many other relatives.
Virginia A. Ballweg
9/9/1954 — 12/13/2011
Virginia A. Ballweg, age 57, of Shakopee, Minnesota died on Tuesday, December 13 at her home. Virginia was born on September 9, 1954 in Edina, the daughter of Lloyd and Nancy (Schroeder) Meyer. Survivors include her husband, Fred; parents, Lloyd and Nancy; sister, Carol (Dave) Gundersen; nieces, Carrie and Kelly; uncle, Ted Schroeder.
Arnold H. Wiita
10/6/1916 — 12/9/2011
Arnold H. Wiita, age 95, of Savage died on Friday, December 9, 2011 at Friendship Manor Health Center in Shakopee. Arnold was born on October 6, 1916 in Duluth, Minnesota the son of Joseph and Katherine (Sippa) Wiita. He married Bea Meyer on September 27, 1947 in Duluth. Arnie was a retired employee of Ziegler Cat where he had worked as Field Service Manager and a welder.
He is survived by his wife, Bea; children, Cindy (Dave) Woodward, Tom (Joann) Wiita, Al Wiita, Claudia (Ed) Rudenberg; 9 grandchildren, Michele, Tim, Heather, Joe, Jeff, Kristin, Calli, Wyatt and Kory; 7 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his 13 siblings.
Viktor G Kuksenko
5/3/1929 — 12/9/2011
Viktor G. Kuksenko, age 82, of St. Louis Park died on Friday, December 9, 2011 at his home. He is survived by his family, friends and fellow members of the Slavic Baptist Church of Shakopee of which Viktor was a member. He was preceded in death by his wife, Iraida.
Scott K. Oliverson
10/17/1977 — 12/6/2011
Scott K. Oliverson, age 34, of Shakopee died on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at his home. Scott was born on October 17, 1977 in Shakopee the son of Kenneth and Janet (Frank) Oliverson. He was a 1996 graduate of Shakopee High School and attended the Hennepin County Vocational and Technical Institute and had been employed in the heating and air conditioning field working for One Way Construction.
Scott is survived by his daughter, Lydia Marie Oliverson; parents, Ken and Jan; sister, Heather (Greg) Mecikalski of Eau Claire, Wisconsin; niece, Cecelia; nephew, Ephraem; Lydia's mother, Kalli Bailey; aunts, uncles and cousins.
Hazel J. Ecklund
10/18/1915 — 12/1/2011
Hazel J. Ecklund, age 96, of Shakopee died on Thursday, December 1 at Ebenezer Ridges Care Center in Burnsville. Hazel was born on October 18, 1915 in Glencoe, Minnesota the daughter of Joel and Helga (Langlie) Overvig. She married Earl Ecklund on May 24, 1940 in Minneapolis. Hazel was employed as an inspector for Transistor Electronics Corporation prior to her retirement.
Hazel is survived by children, Joel Ecklund, Sue (Edie)(Michael) Gibbs, Toni (Terry) Hanson, Randy (Jane) Ecklund; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Gibbs, Corey (Krista) Gibbs, Todd (Katie) Hanson, Jeff Hanson, Kelly (Jared) Schickling, Andrea Ecklund and Eric Ecklund; 3 great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Blanche Konzak and Alice Olson; brother, Orville Overvig.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl; 2 sisters, Marion Mann and Ruth Hansen; brother, Harold Overbig.
Marge A. Pink
3/21/1944 — 11/30/2011
Marge A. Pink, age 67, of Shakopee died on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at her home. She is survived by her husband Val Pink Sr.; children, Steven (Carlen), Val Jr (Robin), Dan (Claudia), Karen (Britt) Rodgers; 9 grandchildren; father, Tom Schoenbauer Sr.; 1 brother and 4 sisters, Martha (Jack) Paur, Delores (Roger) Poohl, Tom (Jeanne) Schoenbauer Jr, Yvette (Greg) Goodrich, Marilyn (Paul) Hentges; nieces and nephews. Marge was preceded in death by her mother, Martha Schoenbauer and sister-in-law, Mary Schoenbauer; and brother-in-law, Lynn Andresen.
Marge was born on March 21, 1944 in New Prague the daughter of Thomas and Martha (Franek) Schoenbauer. A graduate of New Prague High School, she married Val Pink on May 1, 1965 in New Prague. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, and was a stay at home mom. Marge was a member of St. Mark's Council of Catholic Women.
Larry A. Sichmeller
2/14/1945 — 11/27/2011
Larry A., age 66, of Shakopee, died unexpectedly on Sunday, November 27, 2011, at his home in Shakopee.
He was born in Webster, South Dakota, on February 14, 1945 to John and Alma (Palm) Sichmeller. Larry married Susie Deutsch on August 5, 1967, in Eden, South Dakota.
Larry graduated from Sisseton High School. He served in the United States Navy, then went to school at Mankato Vocational Technical College. He was employed by Continental Machines for 25 years; starting out as a draftsman, and then was the V.P. of Sales and Marketing in the Hydraulics Division. Larry enjoyed spending time with his family at their cabin, fishing and just being on the lake, golfing, and was an avid reader. He was a member of the James F. Campbell 1685 Knights of Columbus in Shakopee. Larry was an active member at St. Mark's Catholic Church in Shakopee.
Survived by wife, Susie; sons, Clint and Derek (Kelly), all of Shakopee; grandchildren, Olivia and Jake; 1 brother and 1 sister. Preceded by parents, John and Alma; 4 brothers and 2 sisters.
10/7/1918 — 11/18/2011
Anton Antepenko, Sr., age 93, of Shakopee, died on Friday, November 18, 2011, at his residence. He was born on October 7, 1918, in Chicago, Illinois.
He is survived by his son, Anton Antepenko, Jr. of Shakopee, MN.