Obituaries

Francis P. 'Fritz' Doerr

9/2/1922 — 2/14/2013

Francis P. 'Fritz' Doerr, 90, of Marystown entered eternal life on February 14, 2013. He passed away peacefully at his home with his loving wife Ruth at his side. Fritz said goodbye to his sweetheart on Valentine's Day.

Fritz was born September 2, 1922 in Marystown, MN to Christian S. Doerr and Margaret (Pauly) Doerr. He attended school in Marystown grades one through nine and graduated from Shakopee High School in 1940. Although he was a math whiz and could have pursued higher education, he chose to help with the family farm and trucking business. He worked in trucking from 1941 to 1983, for a time as owner of a milk-truck business and later in the gravel-hauling industry. He helped his father on the farm they owned in South Dakota from 1942 to 1945, during which time he met his bride-to-be, Ruth Marie Gross, a school teacher.

He joined the U.S. Navy in 1945 and talked about the excitement of being at Times Square in New York during the VJ Day celebrations in 1946. Fritz Doerr and Ruth Gross became husband and wife on October 7, 1946 during a blizzard in Gettysburg, S.D. It was duck-hunting season, and some of the wedding guests came to church in their camouflage gear. After a planned honeymoon to Canada that fell somewhat short with the newlyweds ending up in Fargo, ND, the young couple settled down in Marystown, which is five miles south of Shakopee, MN.

There they raised four children: Linda, David, Patricia and Michael. When he wasn't trucking, Fritz loved fishing, hunting and working on cars and trucks. Mostly, though, he loved spending time with his family - fishing and swimming at a Prior Lake cabin or ice fishing on Mille Lacs in their trailer-turned fish house.

He loved sports, especially the Vikings {he and Ruth even went to the Vikings Super Bowl game in New Orleans}, the Minnesota Twins (those spring-training games in Florida were the best!) and badminton or ping pong with his kids.

His greatest passion, though was his family. Seeing his wife, kids and grandkids have fun brought huge, beaming smiles to his face. He bought a cabin to bring his loved ones closer together, and it cemented bonds for life. He had a quiet nature and a great sense of humor with a quick wit.

He said the best thing he ever did was marry 'a good woman,' Ruth, the love of his life. The night before he died, she tucked him in bed, bent over and said into his good ear, 'I love you.' He responded, 'I love you more.'

Deeply missed and always remembered by wife Ruth; children: Linda Noyce and husband Ron of Cambridge, MN; David Doerr and wife Beth of Afton, MN; Patricia Menke and husband Ron of Shakopee; and Michael Doerr of Shakopee; grandchildren Bryan Craig, Brett Craig, Tina Menke, Andy Menke, John Doerr, Joel Doerr, Jennifer Miller, Corisa Peterson, Kelly Anderson, Adria Dee, Cassandra Larson, Jessica Spong, Nicole Doerr, Kimberly Doerr; 25 great grandchildren; sister-in-law Sylvia Doerr; many nieces and nephews.

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Richard D. Determan

5/21/1952 — 2/12/2013

Richard D. Determan, age 60, of Robbinsdale, died on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, at his residence.
Born on May 21, 1952, in Sauk Centre, Minnesota, the son of Ralph and Fern (Briese) Determan. Richard enjoyed working for RISE.
Survived by brothers and sister, Douglas, Carol Abrahamson and husband, Doug, Wayne and friend Sandy Lodermeier, Ronald and wife, Alice, Brian and wife, Carrie; brother-in-law, Bob Spence; uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews. Preceded by parents, Ralph and Fern Determan; sister, Sharon Spence. A special 'thank you' to Mains'l Services and the caretakers at the Halifax Home.

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Loyola A. Marshall

9/2/1927 — 2/12/2013

Loyola A. Marshall, age 85, of Pine River, MN, formerly of Shakopee, died on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd, MN.

Loyola was born on September 2, 1927 in Faribault, MN. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family.
She is survived by her husband, Robert Marshall; sons, Merle (Joan), Frank (Karen) and Joe (Anne); 13 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; sisters, Ruth Spindler, Anne (Clarence) Swanson; brother, John (Sharon) Glynn; numerous nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by and her son, Charles Marshall; parents, Charles and Laura Glynn; brother, Aldon Glynn.
Loy graduated from Mankato State Teachers College, now known as Minnesota State University, Mankato, in 1948 where she earned her degree in teaching. She taught in Madelia, Farmington and Robbinsdale, MN. Loy later moved to Honolulu, Hawaii where she worked as a civilian employee for the United States Navy. On April 25 1959 she was united in marriage to Robert Marshall, in Faribault. They briefly lived in Brainerd after their marriage and later moved to Shakopee to raise their family. Loy worked for Scott County and the City of Shakopee and donated her services above and beyond her job. After the death of Charles, Loy and Bob moved to Pine River where they have lived for the past ten years enjoying their time pontooning and feeding the local wildlife. Loy also enjoyed spending time at their property in Crosslake and shared numerous campfire stories and wiener roasts with the family. Loy also had a deep love for Northern Minnesota, especially trips to Duluth with Bob. Loyola was a very kind and generous person donating her time and money to those less fortunate. Her kindness is indescribable. Loyola will be deeply missed.

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Norbert E. Schmitt

4/15/1927 — 2/11/2013

Norbert E. Schmitt, age 85, of Shakopee, died on Monday, February 11, 2013, at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
Born on April 15, 1927, in Belle Plaine, MN, the son of Joseph and Anne (Ditz) Schmitt. He served in the United States Army.
Norbert married Grace Edberg on June 17, 1950, in Belle Plaine. Together they were the owners of Shakopee Services School Bus Company. Norbert was a Charter Member of the Shakopee Lion's Club. He enjoyed music and traveling, especially trips to Arizona and Las Vegas.
He is survived by children, Pat Huber and husband, Mike, Bill Schmitt and wife, Jolene, Jean Marschall and husband, Fred, Pam Sperr and husband, Mike; grandchildren, Heather and Matt Huber, Leah, David, Charles, Daniel, Elizabeth and Anthony Marschall, Emma, Joseph and Gracie Sperr, all of Shakopee; sister-in-law, Ann Schmitt; brothers-in-law, Harold Edberg and wife, Ramona, Peter Sterbonic, George Stoffa; many nieces and nephews. Preceded by wife, Grace; parents, Joseph and Anne; brothers and sisters, Eugene, Roman, Florence Schmitt, Margaret Stoffa, Bernice Winter.

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Edward J. Rein

9/26/1941 — 2/10/2013

Ed J. Rein, age 71, of Shakopee, died on Sunday, February 10, 2013, at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
Ed was born on September 26, 1941, in Shakopee, the son of Joseph and Delores (Weckman) Rein. He married Betty Bleichner on November 3, 1962, at Church of St. Mark in Shakopee. For over 40 years, Ed worked as a construction foreman in black topping. He liked to spend his time keeping busy outdoors; he enjoyed fishing, woodworking, and trips to 'T.I.' Ed especially loved his time with his six grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Betty; children, Debbie Neal, Dana Wagener and husband, Dave, and Joe Rein; 6 grandchildren, Dan and Andrea Neal, Lindsey and Michael Wagener, Matt and Scott Rein; sisters, Annabelle Goehring and husband, Bernard, Lois Monnens, Mary Lou Krueger and husband, Tom. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Delores; brother, Joseph, Jr.; son-in-law, Mark Neal; brother-in-law, Don Monnens.

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Richard W. Wild

4/5/1934 — 2/4/2013

Richard W. Wild, age 78, formerly of Brookfield, Wisconsin, died on Monday, February 4, 2013, at Summit Place in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.
Richard was born on April 5, 1934, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the son of Walter and Ruth (Petty) Wild. He married Nancy Spaude, and served in the United States Navy. Richard was an electrician.
Preceded by wife, Nancy; parents, Ruth & Walter Wild. Survived by children, Tim Wild and wife, Renee of Bloomington, MN, Tom Wild of Milwaukee, WI, Deborah Tesch of Bettendorf, IA; grandchildren, Justin Wild and wife, Jenna, Jordon Wild, Jamie Wild, Amanda Tesch, Hope Tesch, Emilee Tesch.

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Karen M. Von Bokern

6/17/1939 — 1/24/2013

Karen M., age 73, lifetime Shakopee resident, Karen passed away peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, January 24, 2013 after a long battle with Parkinson's.

Karen was born on June 17th, 1939 in Shakopee, attended St. Mark's Catholic grade school and graduated from Shakopee Sr High in 1957. Karen retired from Northstar Auto Auction after more than 30 years. Karen's greatest joys in life were her faith, family and friends. She has been a lifelong member of St. Mark's Catholic Church; she enjoyed hosting family gatherings and holiday celebrations. She had a large group of friends and belonged to the Red Hat Society and WINO's. She enjoyed the support of her family and friends during her illness and kept her sense of humor. The family wishes to thank the staff at Emerald Crest & Heartland Hospice for their friendship and care.

Preceded by parents, Robert & Irene Jasper of Shakopee. Survived by her husband of 53 years, Stan; sons, Steve (Dawn) of Minnetonka, Mike (Lisa) of Shakopee; daughter, Lisa (Tim) Ross of Champlin. She was blessed with 7 loving grandchildren and recently 1 great grandchild. Surviving siblings include Robert (Judy) Jasper of Phoenix, Mary Beth (Doug) Complin of Minnetonka, Liz (Gene) Siebenaler of New Prague, Theresa Jasper of Shakopee, Joe (Linda) Jasper of Shakopee, Joni (Todd) Siewert of Hastings; and many nieces and nephews.

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David J. Grommesch

7/21/1950 — 1/23/2013

Dave J. Grommesch, age 62, of Shakopee, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, January 23, 2013, at his home in Chaska, surrounded by family. He was born in Shakopee, MN, on July 21, 1950, to James and Teresa (Kerber) Grommesch. Dave attended Marystown Catholic Elementary School and graduated from Jordan High School. Dave was owner/operator of Seasonal Services, Inc., specializing in residential landscaping. He was an avid outdoorsman spending much of his free time fishing and hunting with family and friends.
Survived by son, Jay Grommesch and wife, Kristin of Shakopee; daughter, Gena Lamontagne and husband, Beau of San Diego, CA; mother, Teresa Grommesch of Shakopee; significant other, Lynn Grommesch of Eden Prairie; sisters, Kathy VonBank and husband, Ken of Mora, Laurie Krohn and husband, Dave of Shakopee, Kristy Holland and husband, Neal of Shakopee, Julie Johnson and husband, Tom of Jordan, Linda Guimond and husband, Tim of Shakopee, Denise Scherer and husband, Jay of Prior Lake; brother, Mark Grommesch and wife, Amanda of Shakopee.
Preceded in death by father, James; granddaughter, Emma Joy Grommesch; nephew, Scott Farrell.
Dave will be missed dearly by his family and friends.

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Maria M. Gabor

1/10/1932 — 1/21/2013

Maria M. Gabor, age 81, of Shakopee, died on Monday, January 21, 2013, at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
Maria was born on January 10, 1932, in Candon, Ilocos Sur, Philippines, the daughter of Paulino and Severina (Manganaan) Gabor. She was a homemaker.
Survived by her four sons, Robert Dy and wife, Fe of Manila, Philippines, Rodolfo 'Rudy' Dy and wife, Bing of Eden Prairie, Richard Dy and wife, Chona of Savage, Renato 'Ren' Dy of Shakopee; 9 grandchildren; sister, Miling Gamisera of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Preceded by husband, Antonio Dy.

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Joseph C. 'Joe' Ginter

9/28/1960 — 1/19/2013

Joseph C. Ginter, 'Joe', age 52, of St. Paul, died on Saturday, January 19, 2013, at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, MN, surrounded by his family and friends.
Joe was born on September 28, 1960, in Bedford, England. His adoptive parents are Joseph and Dorothy (Hauer) Ginter. He graduated from Holy Angels High School.
Joe was the business owner of Bald Eagle Liquor in Hugo, MN. He borrowed his uncle's golf clubs at a young age, and ever since has loved playing the game of golf. He had many close friends.
Joe is survived by his adoptive parents, Joe and Dorothy Ginter; and all his wonderful friends.

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