Obituaries

Maria Margarita Orosz

5/21/1961 — 8/19/2013

Maria Margarita, age 52, of Shakopee, entered eternal life on Monday, August 19, 2013, at her home surrounded by her family.
Born on May 21, 1961, in Bogota, Colombia, the daughter of Mercedes (Arevalo) Baisch, and Alfonso Sanchez. Maria married Steve Orosz on October 17, 1987, in Jordan, Minnesota, and together they had three beautiful children, Jennifer, Jonathan, and Justin. For many years Maria had her own Children's Day Care. She enjoyed sewing and knitting, and listening and dancing to Latin music.
She is survived by her husband, Steve; children, Jennifer, Jonathan, and Justin; mother, Mercedes Baisch; father, Alfonso Sanchez; many other relatives. Preceded by sister, Maria Teresa Arevalo; step-father, Frankie Baisch.

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Don D. Martin

11/24/1937 — 8/16/2013

Donnavan 'Don' Martin, age 75, of Shakopee, died on August 16, 2013. He was born on November 24, 1937, to Roscoe and Bernette (Schuette) Martin, in Stewart, Minnesota. Don was a graduate of Shakopee High School and Minnesota Business College, he then served 2 years in the United States Army. In 1963 Don was appointed Scott County Assessor by the State of Minnesota, a position he held for 33 years until his retirement. Don was an active member for 12 years in the Shakopee Rotary Club, and served on the Youth Foreign Exchange Program. Since 1979, Don has voluntarily managed Valley Cemetery in Shakopee. A position he was very proud of.
Don's interests were his farm located in Renville County, his hosta garden, going to auctions, his 2 sheltie collies, but most important were his nephew, niece, great-nephew and 2 great-nieces.
Don is survived by his sister, Roxanne (Robert) Jackelen; nephew, Scott Jackelen; niece, Tanya (Nate) Stadler; great-nephew, Gavin; 2 great-nieces, Emily and Amber Stadler, all of Shakopee; and many wonderful friends and cousins. Don was preceded in death by brother, DuWayne (1979), father, Roscoe (1996); mother, Bernette (2012).

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Gerald J. Berg

8/9/1938 — 8/14/2013

Gerald J. Berg, 'Jerry', age 75, of Shakopee, died on Wednesday, August 14, 2013, at his residence in Shakopee.
Born on August 9, 1938, in Laketown Township, Polk County, Wisconsin, the son of Eli and Anna (Reno) Berg.
Jerry graduated from St. Peter High School, and went on to serve his country in the United States Navy.
He worked on 2-way towers, he had owned a little ma-pa store in Reeve, Wisconsin, and most of his life he was employed as a truck driver. Jerry enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Survived by wife, Gloria; son, Mike (Brenda); daughters, Nicole (Jeff) Allen, Mary Berg; grandchildren, Rissa Brown, Taylor Berg, Renee and Justin Allen; great-granddaughter, Madisyn; sister, Sandy Brenhaug; sister-in-law, Phyllis Berg. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jim; sisters, Elizabeth Sprain, Audrey Rystrom.

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Donna Sames

4/9/1949 — 8/13/2013

Donna M. Sames, age 64, of Shakopee died on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at the Fairview - University Medical Center in Minneapolis. Donna was born on April 9, 1949 in Shakopee the daughter of Mark and LaVerne (Kerber) Vierling. She married Don Sames on July 25, 1975 in Shakopee. Donna was employed as an X ray Technician at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee.
She is survived by her husband, Don; daughters, Renae (John) Brekken and Laura Sames; sisters Mary Jane (Willy) Rein, JoAnn Flynn, Bette (Ed) Erickson; brother, Mark (Dawn) Vierling. She was preceded in death by her parents.

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Clarence W. Enyart

7/21/1943 — 8/12/2013

Clarence W. Enyart, waoka 'helper provider', age 70. Member of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, passed away August 12, 2013, at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee.
Born on July 21, 1943, in Pipestone, Minnesota, the son of Donald and Rosella (Larsen) Enyart. Clarence held many jobs during his lifetime.
Clarence is survived by his wife, Ruth; son, Paul (Brenda) Enyart; daughter, Tracy (Kenneth) Lanham; grandchildren, Brock (Amber) Lanham, Brandon Lanham, Jessie Rose Wisnewski; great-grandchildren, Kohlton, Bentley, and Kyleigh Lanham; sister, Loretta (David) Zacharias; step-daughter, Deborah Ellis Beyer; step-sons, Charles Erickson, Willie Cowans; step-daughters, Amber Erickson, Julie Erickson (Jose Osborne); step-grandchildren, Isaac Erickson, Chrystal Osborne and Joseph Osborne; several nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Preceded in death by son, Shawn Enyart; grandchildren, Amber and Keith 'Goober' Wisnewski; wife, Barbara Jean Benson; parents, Donald and Rosella (Larsen) Enyart; brother and sisters, Gordon Enyart, Maxine Woody, Sylvia Blue, Roberta Doughty.

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Ilya Malashenko

8/6/1929 — 8/10/2013

Ilya Malashenko, age 84, of Prior Lake, Minnesota, died on Saturday, August 10, 2013, at his residence.
Born in a small town in Kazakhstan on August 6, 1929, the son of Stepan and Agripina Malashenko.
In 1953 Ilya and Serafima were married. They had five children, Valeriy, Luydmila, Yuriy, Igor and Svetlana.
He will be dearly missed by his two sons, two daughters, and fourteen grandchildren.

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Robert L. Emerson

11/8/1923 — 8/6/2013

Robert L. Emerson, age 89, of Savage died on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 in Eagan, Minnesota. Bob was born on November 8, 1923 in Minneapolis the son of Roy and Mae(Anderson) Emerson. He married Virginia Coakley on August 23, 1947 in Savage. Bob served in the United States Army during World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and was a member of Dan Patch American Legion Post 643 of Savage. He was a retired employee of the State of Minnesota having worked for the Department of Transportation. Bob's great love in life was music and travel.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia; daughter, Connie (Bob) Thoma; grandchildren, Troy (Sherrie) Thoma, Todd (Stacy) Thoma and Traci Thoma; great grandchildren, Amanda, Madyson, Annie, May, Greta and Reed Thoma; brother, John Emerson; many nieces and nephews. Bob was preceded in death by his sister, Lois Sealy; brother Russell Emerson.

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Mary J. Schmitt

12/27/1928 — 8/3/2013

Mary J. Schmitt, age 84, of Shakopee, died on Saturday, August 3, 2013, at her residence at Presbyterian Homes & Services 'Lake Minnetonka Shores', Spring Park, Minnesota.
Mary was born on December 27, 1928, in Lonsdale, Minnesota, the daughter of Daniel and Margaret (O'Brien) Shea. She married Silverius Schmitt on July 16, 1946, in Lonsdale, Minnesota.
Mary was a very hard worker. She was a caretaker, homemaker, and she worked outside the home. Mary was a member of the Shakopee V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary Post 4046, and Shakopee Area Council of Catholic Women. Some of her hobbies and interests were embroidery, crossword puzzles, dogs, and gardening. And, she just loved to play Bingo. Mary also had a sweet tooth.
Preceding her in death was her husband, Silverius; son, Joe; parents; sister, Dorothy Hamer and husband, John; brother, Joe Shea and wife, Dorothy; brother-in-law, Duane Jahnke. Survived by daughters and sons, Mary Poppler and husband, Jim, Bernice Poppler and husband, Richard, Edward and wife, Deborah, Marty and wife, Pauline, Ronald and wife, Barb, Sue Jeurissen and husband, Dan, Katie Benz and husband, Brian, Marvin and wife, Jo, Donna Tellers and husband, Dave; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great grandchild; sister, Margaret Jahnke; brother, Danny Shea.

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Pavel Shtrefleng

7/29/1993 — 8/2/2013

Pavel Shtrefleng, age 20, of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, died on Friday, August 2, 2013.
Born on July 29, 1993, in Kazahkstan, the son of Sergey and Olga Shtrefleng. Pavel worked as a fabricator for Stone Industry.

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Wallace O. Perry

12/29/1919 — 8/1/2013

Wallace O. Perry, age 93, of Shakopee died on Thursday, August 1 at Emerald Crest in Shakopee. Wally was born on December 29, 1919 in Appleton, Minnesota the son of Earl and Otelia (Lindahl) Perry. He married Avis Helgeson on August 16, 1942 in Brooklyn, New York. He was a resident of Shakopee since 1945. He was the owner of Perry's Barbershop and was a successful Shakopee businessman. Wally was a veteran of World War II having served in the United States Coast Guard. He was a long time and faithful member of the First Presbyterian Church in Shakopee where he served as an Elder and Deacon.
A loving father, grandfather and great grandfather, he is survived by his children, Jim (Cynthia), Marcia (Harvey) Burke of Seminole, Florida, John (Grace), Alan (Mary); 6 grandchildren, Joshua, Amber, Rachel, Sean, Natalie and Leah; 6 great grandchildren, Jonah, Izak, Aiden, Alexandra, Kora and Mia. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, 3 brothers and 1 sister.

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