Obituaries

Donald P. Hansen

5/18/1927 — 7/7/2012

Donald P. Hansen, age 85, of Burnsville died on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis. Donald was born on May 18, 1927 in Minneapolis the son of Martin and Minnie (Olsen) Hansen. He married Mari Anderson on December 5, 1953 in St. Louis Park. Donald was a Veteran of World War II serving in the Coast Guard and the Korean War serving in the Army. He was a 36 year employee of Northwest Airlines working in the electronics area.
Donald is survived by his wife Mari; sister, Marion (Sheldon) Stafford; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Helen, Alice, Marie and Betty; brother, Harold.

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Sarah Lynn Dellwo

4/15/1988 — 7/3/2012

Sarah Lynn Dellwo, age 24, of Shakopee died on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at her home in Shakopee. Sarah was born on April 15, 1988 in Minneapolis, the daughter of Dennis and Lori (Elfering) Dellwo. Survivors include her brother, Chris and his special friend, Michelle; grandma-mom, Maureen Dellwo; grandpa, Larry Elfering; great grandma Ermalinda Elfering; uncles, Peter and Ron Dellwo; aunts, Diane (Todd) Pederson and Kim Dahlen; cousins and many other relatives and friends, including, grandma, Carol (Benoy); grandpa, David Rients; aunts, Dawn Anderson (Rients), Lisa Hoops (Rients), Karla Jensen (Rients).
Sarah was preceded in death by her parents and grandpa-pa, Pete Dellwo; and uncle, Lee Rients.

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Michael James Gregoire

10/27/1969 — 6/27/2012

Michael James Gregoire, age 42, of Shakopee, died on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at St. Gertrude's Health Center in Shakopee. Mike was born on October 27, 1969, in Norman, Oklahoma, the son of Bruce and Peggy (Schumacher) Gregoire. On August 17, 1996, he married Melissa Schettler in North Dakota.
Mike graduated from the University of North Dakota with a business degree. He was a Beta Theta Pi at UND. Most recently, Mike worked as a marketing manager for Acer. Prior to working for Acer, he worked at Best Buy for 13 years, where he made many good friends.
Being raised in North Dakota, Mike enjoyed fishing and hunting, especially pheasant hunting. His hobbies included baseball, basketball, golf, traveling and special trips to the BWCA. He enjoyed playing all kinds of games, and he played to win. Mike coached his children on many youth sports teams in Shakopee. Spending quality time with his family was very important to him.
Survived by wife, Melissa and their 3 children, Mason, McKenzie, Luke; parents, Bruce and Peggy of Thompson, ND; brother, Todd (Ruth) of Waconia, MN; grandmother, Veronica Gregoire of Grand Forks, ND; mother-in-law, Kay Schettler, of Bismarck, ND; many relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by grandparents, Robert Gregoire, Vernon and Donna Schumacher; father-in-law, Delbert Schettler.

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Georgette Hergott

1/13/1921 — 6/21/2012

Georgette S., age 91, of Shakopee. Born in Spring Lake Township on January 13, 1921, the daughter of Gregory and Ida (Sand) Boehmer. She and Donald A. Hergott were married on August 21, 1943 in Shakopee. For 17 years Georgette worked as a dietary aid at St. Francis Hospital in Shakopee. She was a volunteer for Mobile Meals and Loaves and Fishes. She was an excellent cook and baker. Georgette and Donald loved traveling together.
Georgette is preceded in death by her husband, Donald, and parents. Survived by children, Yvonne (Stan) Andresen of Mankato, Michael, Mark (Bev), Pam (Mike) Reynolds, Greg, all of Shakopee; grandchildren, Jeff, Tami, David, Thomas, Michelle, Kenzie, Matthew, Bryan, Kayla; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters, Germaine Ryan and Grace Scherer; nieces and nephews.

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Martha Miles

3/5/1923 — 6/20/2012

Martha A. (Rowe) Miles, age 89, of Shakopee, died on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at St. Gertrude's Health Care Center in Shakopee.
Born on March 5, 1923, in Abingdon, Illinois, the daughter of Dr. Jesse Rowe and Nina Humphrey. She married Dr. Theodore O. Miles on September 25, 1943, in Abingdon, Illinois.
Martha worked at Donaldson's Department Store, and for many years assisted in her husband's optometrist office. Most recently, she worked at Pearson's Florist in Shakopee.
Martha was truly an inspiration to her family, and she will be deeply missed.
A special thanks to the staff at St. Gertrude's for the loving care they gave to Martha.
Survivors include her 3 daughters, Jessica (Herbert) Rott, Priscilla (Victor) Merryman, Pamela Dahlstrom; grandchildren, Tad (Sally) Merryman, Mark (Beth) Merryman, Whendy (Brad) Gass, Margaret (Bryan) Trabert, Rebecca (Brendon) Anderson, Stephanie (Kyle) Flaherty; great-grandchildren, Nick Ipsen, Emily Merryman, Sebastian Merryman, Morgan Trabert, A.J. Trabert.
Preceded in death by her husband, parents, and sister, Mary Frances Eagle.

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William J. Wolf

10/28/1934 — 6/15/2012

William J. Wolf Sr., Bill age 77, of Apple Valley, died on Friday, June 15, 2012, at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. He is survived by his loving wife, Carole; children, CaroleRenee' and Maddie the Beagle, William II and Donna Wolf with grandchildren William III (14) and Jonathan (13), and Adrienne Wolf Weingart and Paul Willems with grandchildren Makaila (10) Kyllie (7.5) Alysa (1). Bill (Dad) will always be remembered for his attitude and passion for family, his wit, intellect, patience, and zeal for life. He was married to Carole for 52 years and worked for 3M Company for 33 years. While we are sad to be without him, we are happy for Bill as he is with Jesus, walking and running about. Dad, Bill, Grandfather, we will miss you. Love, your family.

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Mary Bernice Miller

11/19/1915 — 5/26/2012

Mary 'Bernice' (Weiland) Miller, age 96, of Shakopee. Born on November 19, 1915, in Belle Plaine, MN, the daughter of Joseph and Ida (Feldmann) Weiland. Bernice married Harold Miller in 1940 in Shakopee.
Survived by sons, Bruce and wife Susan, Chris and wife Marcia, both of Chanhassen, and Jeff and wife Marianne of Eden Prairie; grandchildren, Shawn and wife Amy, Shannon, Brian, Brett, and Scott; great-grandchildren, Sophia, Casey, Theodore. Preceded in death by husband, Harold; brother, William Casey Weiland.

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Mary E. Hilla

4/15/1955 — 5/25/2012

Mary E. MaMaBear Singewald Holtz Hilla of Burnsville, age 57. Born on April 15, 1955, surrounded by her beloved children, passed peacefully from this life on May 25, 2012.
She heroically fought with all of her might to beat the disease that robbed her of so many things. But it did not rob her of her beauty, her silly sense of humor, her class, her sassiness, her strong will, her fun spirit, and her love for all she encountered. Her biggest pride was to be the mother of four daughters, three sons-in-law, and a grandma to her long-awaited granddaughter.
Survived by her cherished daughters and sons-in-law, Becky and Phil Anderson, Julie and Mark Johnson, Kristy and Mike Farb, Jamie Hilla; adored granddaughter Maya Farb, and six grand-dogs; as well as her dear siblings and family and friends, including: seven brothers, Jack (Linda), Tom (Terry), Bob (Joan), Ron (Lori), Bill (Julie), Jim (Cindy), Mike (Rachel), two sisters, Cindi (Jim), Amy (Steve); 35 nieces and nephews who consider her their favorite Aunt Mary; aunt, Jelaine; uncles, Bill (Rita), Dick (Jean), Ed (Pat), and many, many more who touched her life.
A special thanks to all of the individuals from the Regent of Burnsville, Dakota Communities Inndale, PSC Edina and Fairview Methodist Hospice. You enriched Mom's life profoundly and she, as well as all of us, considers you family.
MaMaBear, we love you more than words and are so proud of how you lived your life - full of passion, even amongst your struggles. What a legacy to leave for us! We know you are shining bright amongst the angels - we'll share you with them for a while until we are together, again.
Love, your Baby Bears.

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Gilbert M. Koller

3/8/1934 — 5/25/2012

Gilbert M. Koller, age 78, of Shakopee, MN, formerly of Lamberton, MN, passed away at St. Francis Regional Medical Center, in Shakopee, on Friday, May 25, 2012. Born on March 8, 1934, in Lucan, MN, the son of Henry and Mary (Vogl) Koller.
He will be missed by his loving wife, Faye (Nelson) Koller; children, Richard (Wyne) Freseman of CA, Scott (Terry) Freseman of CA, Terrie Owens of WA, Mary Smith of WA, Paul Koller of Maple Grove, Kristin (Jason) Lamon of Shakopee; 6 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild; sisters, Joan Collins of IA, Elizabeth Mulkerin of CA; brother, Joe Koller of MO.
Gilbert is preceded in death by his grandson and his parents.
Gilbert served in the United States Army. He was a member of the American Legion and the Lion's Club, both in Lamberton. He farmed in Lamberton until 1977, then he started his own Insurance Agency. Gilbert retired in 2001, and he and Faye moved to Shakopee to be closer to their children. While living in Lamberton, he was active in the community, and was especially active at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. He was very proud to receive the Bishop's Metal of Service. Gilbert enjoyed playing cards, but his main love was of his children and grandchildren.

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Maria Moreno Cuadra

6/25/1941 — 5/23/2012

Maria Moreno Cuadra, age 69, of Chaska, died Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. Born on June 25, 1941, in Cavanas, El Salvador, the daughter of Lino and Maria (Iraheta) Moreno. Maria was a homemaker.
Survived by husband, Jose Mauricio Cuadra; children, Rigoberto Zambrano, Raul Zambrano, Martha Zambrano, Francisco Zambrano, Ana Cortez, and Miguel Zambrano.

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