Earl John Preiss
8/8/1916 — 8/4/2012
Earl John Preiss, age 95, of Shakopee, died on Saturday, August 4, 2012, at Auburn Manor in Chaska.
Born on August 8, 1916, in Chaska, MN, the son of John and Minnie (Schultz) Preiss, and grew up in Carver. Earl served in the Army during World War II. He married Lenora A. Schimel and was blessed with 3 sons. They resided first in Chaska, then because of the floods, moved to Shakopee. Earl was employed by Minneapolis Moline and Farmhand, where he retired as supervisor of the machine shop in 1980. Earl was an avid fisherman and sports fan. He also enjoyed gardening and maintaining their home. Survived by wife, Lenora; sons, James, Gary (Joan) and Richard (Milissa); grandchildren, Jeffrey, Christopher, Brian, Philip, and Allison. Preceded in death by daughter-in-law, Dona; siblings, Mildred Harms, Janet Greening, Wendell Preiss, and John Priess.
12/30/1948 — 8/3/2012
James Robert Pfleghaar, 63, of Jordan, Minnesota, died on Friday, August 3, 2012 at his home after a tough fought battle with cancer. Jim was born on December 30, 1948 to Glenn and Ethel (Effertz) Pfleghaar in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He spent his early childhood years in Cologne, Minnesota until his family moved to Shakopee in 1956. He attended Shakopee Senior High School graduating in 1966. Jim was united in marriage to Alice Marie Wagener on November 24, 1973. Following their marriage, they lived in Shakopee until they moved to Jordan in 1996. Jim worked as a Grain Weigher Supervisor for the Minneapolis Grain Exchange until 2006. Jim was an avid fisherman with the fish tales to match. His most recent years were spent enjoying life in the country with his family, gardening, vacationing with his many friends, and spending evenings on his deck overlooking the beauty of the nature that he loved so much.
Jim is survived by wife, Alice Pfleghaar of Jordan; daughters, Sara Pfleghaar of Shakopee, and Andrea (Karl) Yahr of Alta Vista, KS; granddaughters, Theresa, Melissa and Samantha Yahr; sisters, Mary Pfleghaar of Belle Plaine, Karen (Mac) Bryant of Alexandria; brothers-in-law, Allen (Judy) Wagener of Cologne, and John (Nancy) Wagener of Big Lake; uncle, Tom (Joan) Pfleghaar of Buffalo; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and his faithful dogs.
Jim was preceded in death by parents, Glenn and Ethel Pfleghaar; and granddaughter Kaydence Yahr.
James touched the lives of many people with his smile, kindness, and trademark sense of humor which he maintained all the way to the end.
Char K. Schneider
11/29/1941 — 8/1/2012
Charleen K. 'Char' Schneider, age 70, of Shakopee, died on August 1, 2012, at her residence in Shakopee.
Char was born on November 29, 1941, in Billings, Montana, the daughter of Gerald and Margaret (O'Callahan) Haney. She graduated from Richfield High School in 1959, and married Bob Schneider June 4, 1960, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Shakopee.
Char loved to take her chances playing cards and slot machines at Mystic Lake Casino. She enjoyed bowling, dancing, spending time with her puppy, going North to see friends, trips to Las Vegas, and playing cards with her friends in Shakopee.
Char was a member of the Red Hat Club, and was a Den Mother for the Cub Scouts. She volunteered at Mass and events held at St. Mary's Catholic Church.
Char enjoyed watching all her grandchildren's sporting events.
Survived by husband, Bob; sons, Mark, Dan (Marsha), Todd (Rox), Tom (Karen), and Chad; grandchildren, Tasha, Sammi Jo, Mathias, Jamie, Kaitlyn, Jesse, Montana, and McKenna; great-grandchildren, Dominikk and Kylie; sister, Dixie (Bob) Schmit; many other relatives and friends. Preceded by her parents, Gerald and Margaret Haney; Bob's parents, Nick and Margaret Schneider; brother, Jim Haney.
Louis Roman Bernard
2/24/1915 — 7/31/2012
Louis Roman Bernard, age 97, formerly of Hibbing and Ely, passed away July 31, 2012 at Trinity Care Center in Farmington, Minnesota, where he received loving care from staff that regarded and treated him as a dear family member for the past 7 years.
Born in Spooner, Wisconsin, to Frances and Louis Bernard, he retired as a blacksmith from Reserve Mining. He was instrumental in building the Ely Sr. Citizen's Center, starting the Sr. Woodworking Club, serving on the Ely Library Board, was an artist and a published author.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen; son, Dick; grandson, Jim Bernard; 1 sister and 3 brothers. He is survived by children, Phyllis (Ed) Simon of Duluth, Faye (Bob) Prebich of Burnsville; daughter-in-law, Nancy Bernard of Cottage Grove; 7 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren and many beloved nephews and nieces.
He leaves us with hearts full of gratitude for the life of kindness that he lived and so generously shared with us; he will continue to enrich our lives by the example he set for us. We will cherish his rule for life, Think happy.
1/20/1954 — 7/30/2012
Mikhail Okhman, age 58, of Shakopee, died on Monday, July 30, 2012, at his residence in Shakopee.
Born on January 20, 1954, in Karaganda, Kazakhstan, the son of Vitaliy Okman and Valentina Stalmakova.
Mikhail is survived by his wife, Nadezhda; and their children.
Georgia Rose Theis
1/30/1928 — 7/29/2012
Georgia Rose Theis, age 84, of Shakopee, formerly of Bloomington, died July 29, 2012, at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee.
Georgia Rose was born on January 30, 1928, to the late William and Isabel (Lenzmeier) Theis, on the family farm south of Marystown in Scott County. She attended high school at Good Counsel Academy in Mankato and was the salutatorian of her graduation class. Georgia received her BA from the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, and her Master's Degree in Counseling from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. She spent most of her career as a senior employment counselor doing vocational counseling in the Work Incentive Program (WIN), a federal work and training program. She retired in 1993.
Georgia lived the Gospel mandate of seeing Christ in the faces of the poor and less fortunate. She spent countless hours of time and energy helping relocate over 200 Vietnamese refugees during a span of 17 years. In December of 1996 she was the recipient of the Human Service Award from the McKnight Foundation for her dedicated service.
Survived by sisters, Sister Valeria Theis, SSND, and Sister Annabelle Theis, SSND; sister-in-law, Eleanor Theis; brother-in-law, LeRoy Wolf; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, William and Isabel Theis; brothers, Harold and Alvin; sisters, Lucille, Sister Jean Marie, SSND, Alice and Jeanette; and two infant sisters.
David James Suel
6/8/1986 — 7/23/2012
David James Suel, age 26, of Shakopee, went home to his Savior on Monday, July 23, 2012, at United Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Born on June 8, 1986, in Shakopee, the son of Thomas J. and Amy K. (Haller) Suel.
Survivors include his parents, Amy and Thomas Suel; 2 brothers and 1 sister, Eric Suel and wife, Laura, Jennifer Nelson and husband, Eric, and Jared Suel; grandparents, Wilbert and Margaret Haller, and Brendan Suel; nieces and nephew, Alani, Jackson, and Isabel; special friends, Butch and Maggie Zimmermann, and Bri Nepsund; many relatives and friends.
David was preceded in death by his brother, Thomas James; and grandmother, Isabelle Izzy Suel.
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23.
Mayya A. Golik
7/22/1972 — 7/21/2012
Mayya A. Golik, age 39, of Jordan, died on Saturday, July 21, 2012.
Born on July 22, 1972, in Kiev, Ukraine, the daughter of Aleksey and Vera (Melnik) Palamarchuk.
Mayya married Viktor Golik on February 17, 1990, and had 2 children, Marina and Mikhail. Other survivors include her grandchildren, Maxim and Sophia; father, Aleksey Palamarchuk; brothers and sister, Oleg Palamarchuk, Elena Mileyer, Igor Palamarchuk; son-in-law, Andrey Barachev. Mayya was preceded in death by her mother, Vera.
Daniel L. Born
2/16/1961 — 7/14/2012
Daniel L. Born, age 51, of Shakopee, died on Saturday, July 14, 2012, at his residence.
Born on February 16, 1961, in Shakopee, the son of Terrence and Margaret (Goodspeed) Born.
Dan served his country in the United States Army, and received the Army Achievement Medal, May of 1983. He graduated from Concordia University, St. Paul, MN, December of 1998, with studies in Organizational Management and Communication.
Dan is survived by mother, Margaret; sisters and brothers, Jenny Kelly and husband, Pat, Jon Born and wife, Sheri, David Born and wife, Terri, Molly Bruckner and husband, Bob; 11 beloved nieces and nephews, Quinn, Shane and Blair Kelly, Stephanie, Erica and Julia Born, Brad and Brian Born, Jack, Evan and Ryan Bruckner; uncles, Dick Ace Goodspeed and Bob Goodspeed; aunt, Jean Tessmer and husband, Dick; and Madonna Goodspeed; many cousins and other relatives.
Daniel was preceded in death by his father, Terrence.
James R. Zoschke
12/13/1945 — 7/10/2012
James R. Zoschke, age 66, of Shakopee, died on Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at Friendship Manor Nursing Home in Shakopee, surrounded by his family.
Jim was born on December 13, 1945, in Shakopee, the son of Raymond F. and Marie C. (Eitel) Zoschke.
Jim graduated from Shakopee High School in 1963. He grew up on a dairy and poultry farm outside of Shakopee. He has always had a very active role in farming and tending to the land.
Jim has seen a lot of our country due to years as a truck driver. He enjoyed antique cars, especially his El Camino and anything with a diesel engine. His passion is farming equipment. Jim has always been known for his joking behavior and his contagious laugh.
Survived by daughters, Sandra Zoschke, Amanda Zoschke, Renee Zoschke, and Jackie Roiger; grandchildren, Caleb and Kirsten, Brandon and Johnny, and Jessica; sister, Gloria Brennan; nephew, Richard Brennan. He was preceded in death by his parents.