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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Agnes M. DeVille
7/6/1911 — 2/11/2012
Agnes M. DeVille, age 100, of Shakopee, died on Saturday, February 11, 2012, at St. Gertrude's Health Care Center in Shakopee.
Agnes was born on July 6, 1911, the daughter of John and Mary Ann (Geis) Grommesch. She married Andrew DeVille on August 22, 1953, in Shakopee.
Agnes worked as a housekeeper/cleaner for several families in Shakopee. She was a member of both the Council of Catholic Women at St. Mark's Catholic Church in Shakopee, and St. Bridget's Society of Marystown. Agnes enjoyed playing cards, embroidery, and she was a sketch artist.
Agnes is survived by several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by husband, Andrew; brothers, Jack, Fritz, Joe, and Ray Grommesch; sisters, Ann Theis, Marge Theis, and Toots Breeggemann.
Agnes M. VonderHeide
9/22/1920 — 2/11/2012
Agnes VonderHeide, 91, of Waseca, MN, formerly of Minneapolis and Shakopee, passed away peacefully Saturday, February 11, 2012, at Lakeshore Inn in Waseca.
She was born September 22, 1920 in Tomah, Wisconsin the daughter of Paul and Anne Eickner. On April 3, 1937, Agnes married Raymond VonderHeide and together they built a home in Minneapolis, where they welcomed two children, Raymond and Sandra.
In 1985 Agnes moved to Shakopee, after the death of her husband. For 15 years she regularly volunteered at St. Francis Hospital in the Med/Surge unit, and belonged to the Shakopee Senior Citizens Club. Agnes also enjoyed spending time with her family - especially her great-grandsons, reading, completing cross-word puzzles and doing embroidery and crocheting.
Agnes is survived by her son, Raymond D. (Margaret) of Budd Lake, NJ; daughter, Sandra Schultz of Shakopee;
grandchildren, Raymond D. (Nicole) VonderHeide of
Morristown, NJ; Jody (Andrew) Buckmeier of New
Richland, MN, Kimberly (Christopher) Voxland of
Shakopee; great-grandsons, Alex Buckmeier, Michael and
Jacob Voxland; niece, Louise (Joe) Vincent; nephew,
James (Shelly) Eisenzimmer. Agnes was preceded in death
by her husband, Raymond; parents, Paul and Anne
Eickner; siblings, Harold Kingsley, Elsie Eisenzimmer, Eva Anderson; son-in-law, Kenneth Schultz.
Reviewal was Tuesday, February 14, from 4-7 p.m., with funeral service following at McNearney Funeral Home in Shakopee. Burial was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery on Wednesday.