Richard D. Kintigh

11/13/1949 — 3/10/2012

Richard D. Kintigh, age 62, of Eagan, died on Saturday, March 10, 2012, at Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina. He was born in Goshen, Indiana, on November 13, 1949, the son of Roland Bud Kintigh and Mary Louise Barney Barnhart. He was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity, and graduate of Indiana University, with a BA in Education. Richard started an alternative education center for children in Bloomington, IN. He also taught in Houston, TX. Richard was a partner for a restaurant in Austin, TX. Avid golfer, fan of Hoosier basketball and the local sports teams. He also enjoyed traveling to Mexico and family vacations, especially 4th of July trips to Rochester, IN, to the family cottage.
Loving husband and father to Kelly and Alec, both of Eagan; also survived by brothers, William (Bonnie) of LaGrange, IL, Tom of Martinez, CA; mother-in-law, Patricia (Lee) Kness of Savage; father-in-law, J.C. Kohlrusch of Shakopee; sister-in-law, Janae (Mike) Larsen of Shakopee; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Bud Kintigh and Barney Seward; brother-in-law, Wade Kohlrusch; step-mother-in-law, Patty Kohlrusch.

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Gregory A. Hergott

9/1/1960 — 3/6/2012

Gregory A. Hergott, age 51, of Shakopee, died on Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee.
Greg was employed as a custodian by the Shakopee Public Schools. He loved life, and had an easy going nature about himself; he tried to please everyone with his huge heart. Greg would always pull for the underdog, and was a natural athlete, excelling in baseball. He enjoyed spending time on his motorcycles.
Survived by daughter, Jennifer (Derek) Everett; sons, Joel, Alan, and Ben Hergott; parents, John and Deanna Hergott; grandchildren, Katelynn Hergott and Carter Everett; brother, Dave (Brenda) Hergott; sister, Renee Carkhuff (Steve Walden), all of Shakopee; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by nephew, Ryan Carkhuff.

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Alex Trofim

1/6/1986 — 2/28/2012

Alex Trofim, age 26, of Savage, died on Wednesday, February 28, 2012, in Cancun, Mexico.
Alex was born in the Ukraine on January 6, 1986, the son of Val and Tatyana (Titarenko) Trofim.

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Virginia M. Pickus

7/7/1933 — 2/26/2012

Virginia M. Pickus, age 78, of Savage, died on Sunday, February 26, 2012, at her residence in Savage. Born on July 7, 1933, the daughter of George and Annie (Lallak) Coleman. She married Gordon E. Pickus on April 1, 1950. Virginia worked for Green Giant Container Company, and later Silgan, both in Savage.
Virginia is preceded in death by her husband, Gordon; son, Henry; parents; brothers and sister, Irv, Howard, Bucky, and Irene.
Survivors include her sons and daughters, Eugene (Judy), Vernon (Susan), Darrell, Bonnie Jeurissen, Joanne (Jim) Nelsen, Irene (Mike) LeMieux, Sandy Pickus, and Brenda Pickus; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

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Elgar A. Thune

8/20/1934 — 2/24/2012

Elgar Arnold Thune, Jr., age 77, passed away 2-24-12 at Friendship Manor Nursing Home, Shakopee, MN. Elgar Arnie was born in 1934 to Ruth (Torgerson) and Elgar Thune, Sr. in Worcester, Massachusetts. The family lived in Chicago and Saint Paul before settling in Adams, MN. After graduating from Adams High School, Arnie joined the Army and spent time in Germany and touring Europe. Then returning from duty, he worked for Minneapolis Moline for a number of years. Arnie spent the later part of his life in Albert Lea, MN where he worked for Streeter Company. He was a machinist before retiring.
Arnie was a colorful character in Albert Lea. He enjoyed his apartment above the Eagles Club where he had wonderful neighbors. Arnold spent many hours walking or riding his red scooter around town, touring the parks, gardening, shopping, hanging out at the antique store, greeting the workers at the bank and hospital cafeteria. He enjoyed going on trips. He visited many exotic locations around the world. Arnold was a unique person, and he will be missed by many.
Our family would like to thank the wonderful caregivers needed in Arnie's battle with dementia, especially Valley View Assisted Living of Jordan, Community Care of Shakopee, Friendship Manor Nursing Home, Heartland Hospice, Scott County Social Services, and McNearney Funeral Home of Shakopee.
Survivors include sister, Barbara Panser of Owatonna, MN; brother, Bob (Susie) Thune of Austin, MN, 2 brothers-in-law, 10 nieces and nephews, many great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by parents, Elgar Thune, Sr. and Ruth Thune; sisters, Beverly Lillquist and Lenore Dammann.

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Cornelia E. Berens

7/8/1930 — 2/23/2012

Connie E. Berens, age 81, of Shakopee. Beloved mother and grandmother, peacefully left us on February 23, 2012 to join her heavenly Father. Born July 8, 1930, in St. Paul, MN. She attended the College of St. Catherine & moved to Shakopee where she began a teaching career. She met and married Anthony Bud Berens and raised her family.
Connie had a zest for life. She was a member of the St. Mark's CCW for many years. She was a very religious woman who loved gardening, travel, golf, bowling and spending time with her family. Connie served as a Girl Scout leader, election judge, chamber of commerce volunteer and as a tax preparer for low income families. Her energetic spirit touched so many lives in so many ways. Her laughter and smile will be remembered by all.
Survived by children, Paul (Cindy), Ken, Mary (Dave) Hauger, Patricia (Bob) Kane, Ellen (John) Walker; grandchildren, Zach, Caitlin, & Kelsey Berens, Lexi Berens, Emily & Maria Hauger, Matt & Shannon Kane; siblings, Catherine (Leonard) Schmidt, Clare Vogel, Marion Theis, Alice (Jerry) Pahl, James (Alice) Vogel; brother-in-law, Gene Peltier; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Bud Berens; parents, Mary and Peter Vogel; brothers, John (Dorothy) Vogel, and Joseph Vogel; sister, Ann Peltier; brother-in-law, John Theis. Connie's spiritual presence will fill our hearts with joy & hope. She will surely be blessed in heaven.

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Kathleen M. Lewis

12/3/1942 — 2/22/2012

Kathleen M. Lewis, age 69, of Shakopee, died on Wednesday, February 22, 2012, at St. Gertrude's Care Center in Shakopee. Born on December 3, 1942, the daughter of Alfred and Louise (Hubel) Jahn. She married Jerry Lewis on April 1, 1967, in Chaska.
Kathleen loved spending time with her family, and enjoyed cheering on the Vikings with her husband, Jerry.
Kathleen is survived by husband, Jerry; sons, Shawn, Kyle (Stephanie), Kirk (Kenndy); grandchildren, Bryn and Connor, Simon and Owen. She is preceded in death by her parents, and sister, Dorothy Eckman.

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Mary Elizabeth Pond

2/8/1931 — 2/20/2012

Mary Elizabeth (Peter) Pond, born February 8, 1931, died peacefully at the age of 81, on Monday, February 20, 2012, of congestive heart failure at her home, Gideon Pond Residence,
Presbyterian Homes in Bloomington.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Philip Pond; her entire immediate family, mother and father, James and Elsie (Dehmlow) Peter; brothers, Lloyd (Helen) and George (Alice) Peter; sisters, Agnes Peter and Evelyn (Russell) Haley; and all too many friends.
She is survived by her five children; daughters, Lucinda and Jean (Skip) Pepin, and Peggy Pond and husband, Mike Sodomka; sons, David and Kristi (Lyons) Pond, Steven and Paula (Briesemeister) Pond, and Timothy and Sheri (Johnson) Pond; grandchildren, Larissa, Linnea and Jordan (Jen) Pepin (parent Lucinda), Andrew (Colleen), Jesse (Sarah), and Jonathan (Jessica) Pond, and Alexandra Lyons (parent Dave), Melissa and Samuel Pond (parent Steve), Justine (Ross) and Jenna Pond (parent Tim); 11 great-grandchildren, who brought such joy to her last years and months. Mary is also survived by many
nieces and nephews, all very dear to her heart and soul and many of who were more like siblings, and by many friends she made along her journey.

I am the vine, you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit John 15:5

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Michael J. Monnens

5/30/1963 — 2/20/2012

Michael J. Monnens, age 48, of Shakopee, died on Monday, February 20, 2012, at his residence in Shakopee, surrounded by his loving family.
Mike was born on May 30, 1963, in Shakopee, the son of Clarence and Betty (Meuwissen) Monnens. He married Kristy Benson on August 18, 1990, on Lake Minnetonka, Excelsior, Minnesota.
For over 30 years, Mike has been a perfectionist carpenter. He was a meticulous craftsman, and for the last 25 years, he and his brother, Jim, owned and operated Monnens Custom Builders, Inc.
He had many hobbies, including a love of fishing and hunting, golfing, snowmobiling, and shooting craps. Mike enjoyed his time at the cabin up-north, give him a lake, and he was a happy person. Mike especially liked spending his free time coaching his children in all their sports.
Mike was the loving husband of Kristy and the
proud father of son, Nicholas, and daughters, Kristal, Danielle and
Montana. Other survivors include his mother, Betty Monnens; sisters and brothers, Diane (Neil) Kirsch, Jackie (John) Schwartz, Daniel (Debbie Krey), Deborah (Win) Mitchell, Jeanette (Kurt) Aslakson, Lou Ann (Donald) Nelson, Joseph (Renee), Jeffrey (Tracy), David (Eva), James (Mary); numerous nieces and nephews; mother-in-law, Diane Benson (Frank); father-in-law, Byron Benson (Norma).
Mike was preceded in death by his daughter, Kristal; and father, Clarence.

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Albert Buzz Hergott

3/1/1944 — 2/17/2012

The Reverend Albert Buzz Hergott, died on Friday, February 17, 2012, at his residence.
Buzz was born March 1, 1944, in Shakopee, MN, the son of Albert and Phyllis (Engel) Hergott, Sr. He married Sandra Seifert on June 5, 1965, at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Prior Lake, MN.
Buzz was employed by Gabberts and then Rahr Malting Company in Shakopee; he then received the Lord in 1980 and became a Pastor. He served both the Chaplaincy program at Canterbury Park, and jail ministry in Shakopee. For a number of years Buzz was the co-pastor at River of Life Church in Shakopee, and retired in 2008.
Buzz enjoyed fishing and playing sports. He was a 17-letter winner in 4 sports, football, basketball, baseball and track, and was inducted in to the Prior Lake Senior High School Laker Hall of Fame in 2004.

Buzz is survived by loving wife, Sandy; sons, Jeffrey (Kathy), and Mark (Sandy); grandsons, David, Ryan, and Nick; special granddaughter, Rachel; sisters and brother, Janice (Charles) Marquardt, John (Deanna) Hergott, Judy (Art) Snell, Diane (Roy) Callaway; many special nieces, nephews, other family and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents; nephews, Brett Snell and Ryan Carkhuff.

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