Obituaries

Royal W. Boom

9/18/1923 — 9/11/2011

Royal was born in Beresford, SD, the son of Laurence and Ilith (Campbell) Boom. He married Margaret Sohler on December 31, 1950 in Sioux City, IA. Roy was manager of the American Legion Posts in Shakopee and Wayzata. Roy served in the United States Army in World War II and was a member of American Legion Post 118 in Wayzata and V.F.W. Post 4046 in Shakopee.

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Bernice T. Collins

8/16/1943 — 9/11/2011

Bernice T. Collins, age 68, of Shakopee died on Sunday, September 11, 2011 at St. Gertrude's Health Center, Shakopee. Bernice was born in New Prague, Minnesota on August 16, 1943. She married John W. Collins on October 19, 1963 in Shakopee. Bernice was employed by the Scott County Sheriff's as a secretary. She is survived by her husband, John; daughter, Lorie (Rob) Beerling; son, David (Kim) Collins; 6 grandchildren, Kelsey, Kayley and Robbie Beerling; Ashley, Tiffany and Courtney Collins; 1 great-grandchild, Matthew; mother Eleanor (Gerhard); sister, Darlene (Ralph) Church.

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Verner Bing Severson

9/21/1920 — 9/11/2011


Verner (Bing) Severson, age 90, of Shakopee, died on Sunday, September 11, 2011 at St. Gertrude's Health Center, Shakopee.

Nels and Jenny (Pehrson) Severson proudly announced the birth of their son, Verner, on September 21, 1920, in Trimont, MN. His life changed when he met Lorraine, Larry, in St. Peter, MN while on leave during World War II. They married on November 10, 1943, and eventually settled in Shakopee, MN in 1954. Bing taught Industrial Arts and driver's education and retired after 32 years of teaching. He enjoyed his retirement golfing, antiquing with Larry, and solving the world's problems twice a day with his coffee club buddies. We have many great memories of camping, fishing, his love of football and his beautiful singing voice. He never said NO to ice cream or a Snickers bar. He will be fondly remembered as a kind, quiet, brave and faithful servant of the Lord.
Bing was a member of the James Campbell Council 1685 of the Shakopee Knights of Columbus. He was a member of the Shakopee VFW, American Legion, and was an active member of St. Mark's Church.
Bing is survived by children, Dr. Michael (Linda) Severson, Susan Torgrimson, Terry Severson, Tom (Kathy) Severson, Mark Severson, John (Marcia) Severson, Mary (Jim) Larson, Laurie Severson, Barb Severson, Jenifer (Tim) Brandt, Rick (Barb) Severson, Janel (Scott) Knutson, Scott (Eva) Severson; 33 Grandchildren;
15 Great-Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Larry; infant son, 2 brothers; 5 sisters.

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Florence M. Dorn

3/22/1916 — 9/10/2011

Florence M. Dorn, age 95, of Savage, died at St. Gertrude's Health Center on Saturday, September 10, 2011.
Florence was born on March 22, 1916 in Credit River Township, Scott County, the daughter of Frank and Pauline(Koehnen) Boegeman. She married Mack Dorn on October 29, 1935, in Credit River.
Florence is survived by daughters, LaVonne McLaughlin of Savage and LaVerne Geis of Jordan; daughter-in-law, Bruna Dorn; 7 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-granddaughters; brother, Ed(Bernie) Boegeman; sisters, Ruth Lenginger and Elaine Kerber;
She was preceded in death by husband Mack; daughter, Mary Ellen; son, Bill; grandsons, Tim and Todd McLaughlin; sons-in-law, Pat McLaughlin and Bud Geis

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Robert Lee Edberg

10/27/1964 — 9/9/2011

Robert Lee Edberg, 46 years young, of Shakopee died on September 9, 2011. Bob was born on October 27, 1964, to Charlotte and Jerry Edberg in New Prague. He married Wendy Meyer on June 21, 1986 in Mound, MN. Bob was the love of Wendy's life. He loved motorcycles, snowmobiling, camping, playing cards, friends, family and travel - especially Alaska and cruises. Bob could fix anything. As an airline mechanic with Delta Airlines for nearly 26 years, he loved working on airplanes.
Survived by wife, Wendy; children, Zack, Ashley and Amanda; parents, Charlotte and Jerry Edberg; sister, Michelle (Jerry) Dehnel; brother, Brian (Dawn) Edberg; 3 nephews

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Ella Kathleen Paulsen

9/9/2011 — 9/9/2011

Ella was welcomed with love and joy by family on September 9th, 2011 at 10:07 AM and peacefully said goodbye at 11:30 AM. From the moment Ella arived, she was an angel that touched the hearts and lives of everyone around her.
Ella is survived by parents, John and Laura Paulsen and sister, Grace, living in Shakopee, Minnesota.

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Violet R. Carlson

11/9/1919 — 9/8/2011

Violet R. Carlson was born on November 9, 1919 in Thief River Falls, MN, the daughter of Elmer and Sophie Rye. She grew up humbly on a small farm near Lawler. Her Savior, Jesus, claimed her as His own and she was a child of her Heavenly Father her life through and now she basks in the glories of Heaven.

She attended High School in Deep Haven. She met her husband, Bob, before her senior year in High School while swimming near a bridge Lake Minnetonka. They were married in 1939. Their marriage was blessed with two sons. After her boys were grown she trained as a beautician and worked such at her own Beauty Shop in Prior Lake. She was supportive of her husband in his work as a tool and die maker. As a couple with their sons they spent family time together fishing and hiking. She also, with her husband, was a world traveler with trips to Spain, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and traveled the Mid-East with Bob's work. They saw the glories of God in our own nation at places like Niagara Falls and the West Coast, spent time in Phoenix and Palm Desert, AZ, and in her 80's hiked the bottom of the Grand Canyon.


Survived by sons, Bruce (Joni) and Curtis (Sharyn); grandchildren, Julie, Jennifer, Gretchen; 7 great-grandchildren; niece, Marcella. Preceded in death by husband, Gunard R.; grandson, Steven; father and mother, Elmer and Sophie Rye; brothers and sisters, Melvin, Nora, Edwin, and Irene; niece, Lila.

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Larry V. Blue

11/28/1928 — 9/5/2011

Larry V. Blue, age 82, of Lydia, and a member of the Upper Sioux Community in Granite Falls, MN, died on Monday, September 5, 2011, at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee, MN.
Larry served in the United States Army, and was a paratrooper for the 82nd Airborne Division. He was also a member of the American Legion in Granite Falls. Prior to retirement Larry worked as a lineman, and casino manager. He loved to travel and spend time in California with his wife, Gail. One of his hobbies included golfing with his friends.
Survived by wife, Gail, member of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community; and their son, Lynn (Laura) Blue; other children, Jackie (Brent) Anderson, Alex (Tracy) Blue, James Blue, Laurie (Ron) Blue-Pooler; adopted grandson, Tony Blue; brother, Dean (Pat) Blue; step-children, Jan Lawrence, Alan, Mickey, Anita, and Scott Campbell; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends. Preceded in death by daughter, Sandy Coursolle; brother, Oliver Blue.

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Jayme Hennen

8/4/1965 — 9/4/2011

Jayme Hennen, age 46, of Duluth, formerly of Shakopee died on Sunday, September 4 at St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth from injuries due to an accidental fall in his home. He was a graduate of Shakopee High School and was an avid hunter. He was employed in retail sales for Goodwill Industries at the time of his death. Jayme is survived by his parents, Jack and Mary (Kelzer) Hennen of Shakopee; sister and brother-in-law, Jonelle and Denny Bartlett of Winnebago, Minnesota; brother and sister-in-law, Joel and Dana Hennen of Prior Lake; niece, Cassidy Bartlett; nephews, Zac Bartlett and Jack Hennen; housemate, Dennis Crumb.

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Ann S. Hohler

5/15/1944 — 8/29/2011

Ann S. Hohler, age 67, of Shakopee died on Monday, August 29, 2011 at the Fairview Ridges Hospital, Burnsville. She is survived by sons, David and Michael Hohler and Larry Kirby; daughters,Dana Granlund, Violet Hibbs and Mary Sue Perdue; special friends, Mary Ellen Anderson, Pat Huppert, Deb Saliterman and Buzz H. She was preceded in death by infant son, Henry Freeze; daughters, Georgette Harper and Marty Granados.

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