Dorothy LaVon Ueland
12/6/1931 — 1/12/2012
Dorothy LaVon Ueland, age 80, of Shakopee, died January 12, 2012, at Clare Bridge in Eden Prairie.
Dorothy was born on December 6, 1931, in Belview, Minnesota, the daughter of Henry and Clara (Grannes) Danielson. She married Donald Ueland on August 6, 1950, in Belview, MN. Together they owned and operated Ueland Trucking.
Dorothy's entire family had a deep love for music, and she was a talented player of the piano, organ, and violin.
Survived by daughters, Mona (Perry) Carpenter, Nancy (Bruce) Theis, all of Shakopee, Bonnie (Steve) Scherer of Prior Lake; daughter-in-law, Rhonda Ueland of Shakopee; grandchildren, Jason (Vicki) Carpenter, Judy Exum, Adam (Brett) Theis, Mathew (Sara) Theis, Angel Theis, Shannon Hennen, Nick Scherer, Amanda (Cory) Green, Miriah (Steve) Johnson, Tyler Ueland; great-grandchildren, Derek Utne, LeAnn Exum, Juley Exum Vig, Seth and Veda Carpenter, Zoe, Max, Sydney, and Trystan Theis, Rebecca Scherer, Alexis and Logan Hennen, Roman, Paityn, and Kolten Johnson; sister, Ione (Jerry) Olson of St. Cloud; brothers, Orland (Marilyn) Danielson, Kenneth Danielson; sister-in-law, Margaret Danielson, all of St. Paul; brother-in-law, Carold Ueland of TN; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband, Donald Ueland; son, Bruce; parents, Henry and Clara Danielson; brother, Vernon Danielson.
Kimberly S. Erwin
9/29/1975 — 1/11/2012
Kimberly S. Erwin, age 36, of Shakopee died on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at St. Gertrude's Health Center, Shakopee. Kimberly was born on September 29, 1975 in Shakopee. She was a 1994 a graduate of Jordan High School and a 1999 graduate of St. Catherine University with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Psychology. Kimberly had been employed at Ameriprise in the licensing department and she was currently a student pursuing a career in nursing. Kimberly took great pleasure in travelling.
She is survived by her mother Mary J. Erwin; father Patrick C. Erwin; brother, Patrick V. Erwin and his wife Kayla; grandmother, Adelia Combs; aunts, uncles and 2 loving nephews. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather and paternal grandparents.
Margaret A. Peggy Sorenson
7/24/1942 — 12/28/2011
Margaret Peggy Sorenson, 69, of Shakopee, passed away
Wednesday, December 28, 2011, after a long battle with cancer.
She was born in Minneapolis, MN, July 24, 1942, the daughter of Harold and Margaret (Gibson) Ryan. She attended high school in Robbinsdale, MN.
Margaret was a homemaker. She enjoyed card games every Monday night with close friends, and spending time with her grandchildren.
Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, Harold
and Margaret Ryan. She is survived by her husband,
Richard; daughters, Lynn Zart (Bryan) of Shakopee,
Amanda Menden (Jason) of Buffalo; grandchildren,
Brandon, Kelsey, Colby and Rylie; siblings, Michael Ryan, Rosie Lewis (Larry); and many close friends.
John J. Rauch
9/27/1925 — 12/27/2011
John J. Rauch, age 86, of Shakopee died on Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at his home. John is survived by his wife, Carol; children, Robert (Susan) Rauch, Ruth (Stephen) Meyer, Barbara (Gregory) Henning, Joan (Michael) Stinski; 10 grandchildren, Jodi, Rachel, Rebecca, Jason, Joshua, Matthew, Helena, Jacob, Randi and Hanna; 4 great grandchldren, Shelby, Brennen, Addison and Alaina. He was preceded in death by his sister, Jeannette Tollerud.
J.J. Rauch was born on September 27, 1925 in New Ulm, Minnesota. He attended Holy Trinity Elementary School and New Ulm Holy Trinity High School. He enlisted in the United States Navy during World War II. He received his training at Farragut, Idaho, Electrical School at St. Louis, Missouri and submarine School at New London, Connecticut. John was assigned to the 7th Fleet in the Pacific and served on the USS Black Fin and the USS Sea Devil. Upon his discharge, be began a career with Northwestern Bell Telephone Company and retired after 36 years.
John was a member of the James Campbell Knights of Columbus Council 1685, Shakopee American Legion Post 2 and Shakopee Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4046.
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.