Helen C. Keaveny
8/23/1928 — 4/12/2013
Helen C. Keaveny, age 84, of Shakopee, entered eternal life on Friday, April 12, 2013, at St. Gertrude's Health Center in Shakopee.
Born on August 23, 1928, on the family farm in Birch Coulee near Morton, MN, the daughter of Patrick and Hattie (Ecker) Keaveny.
Helen graduated from Morton High School in 1946 and graduated from St. Catherine University in 1950. Having worked her entire life as a consumer consultant with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in Denver, CO, she also worked several summers for the U.S. Park Service at Glacier National Park. Her hobbies included crosswords, playing scrabble and the enjoyment of the scenery of the Rocky mountains. She enjoyed being on both ends of conversations...a true listener. Her favorite sayings included 'If you please' and 'thank you so much'.
Survivors include her sisters, Joan (Bernard) Frank, and Mary Johanneck; brother, Maurice; sister-in-law, Margaret Keaveny; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by sister, Harriet (George) Schroeder; brothers, William and Art (Donna) Keaveny; brother-in-law, Francis Johanneck.
John Andrew Eustice
4/21/1979 — 4/11/2013
John Andrew Eustice, age 33, of Savage, entered eternal life on April 11, 2013.
John was born on April 21, 1979, in Madison, Wisconsin, the son of Ronald F. and Margaret (McAndrews) Eustice.
John attended St. Rose of Lima Elementary School, Roseville, Minnesota, Central Java InterMission School, Salatiga, Indonesia and was a graduate of St. John the Baptist Catholic School, Savage, St. Thomas Academy, Mendota Heights and then the University of Minnesota, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Horticulture.
As a child John traveled extensively with his family through Ireland, Germany, Luxembourg, Ontario and Quebec as well as Indonesia where he lived with his family from 1987 until 1989. He was gifted in foreign languages having an excellent command of German and Indonesian. Most recently he had traveled six times to Mexico and was learning Spanish.
John's hobbies included ornamental horticulture, and the study of Spanish Missions of Arizona and Sonora. He was a professional horticulture writer published in many nursery and gardening books and magazines including Northern Gardener.
John is survived by parents, Ronald F. and Margaret (McAndrews); brother, Kevin (Alison Walker); sister, AnnMarie; niece, Sabine Frances; loving uncles, aunts, and cousins. John Eustice was preceded in death by grandparents, John and Marie (Fox) McAndrews, Donald and Alice Mae (Perron) Eustice.
Shelby M. Buboltz
7/22/1975 — 4/10/2013
Shelby M. Buboltz, age 37, of Shakopee, died on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, MN.
Born on July 22, 1975, on Travis Air Force Base in Califonia, the son of Steven and Susan Buboltz.
Shelby was employed as a machinist with Bindery Parts Source in Chaska, MN. He enjoyed collecting Shelby toy cars, building things especially electronic vehicles and woodworking, and fishing and boating.
Survived by daughter, Morgan Buboltz; mother, Susan Brown and stepfather, Mark Brown; brothers, Shawn Buboltz and wife, Amber, and Scott Buboltz; grandparents, Inez Buboltz, Fred and Mary Jane Steinhilpert; aunts, Tamara Boeltl and husband, Richard, and Dawn Buboltz; uncles, Bob Buboltz and wife, Margaret, Boyd Thomas and wife, Gwen, and Steven Thomas and wife, Mary Leigh; nieces and nephews, Alexandria, Jax, Jacob, and Emma. Preceded by father, Steven; grandfather, Donald; grandparents, Frank and Fran Thomas; uncle, David; aunt, Barbara Jo.
Sophie A. Honetschlager
5/14/1928 — 4/5/2013
Sophie A. Honetschlager, age 84, of Savage, formerly of Mankato, died on Friday, April 5, 2013, at Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina, MN. Sophie was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother - so very rich with family love.
Born on May 14, 1928, in Good Thunder, MN, the daughter of Arnoldus Theodorus and Agnes (Noy) Alleven. She was raised on the family farm near Good Thunder, and, after high school in Mankato, she attended beauty school and worked at a home beauty shop in LeSueur, MN. She married Norman Honetschlager on October 27, 1948.
In her early years, she lived and raised six children in Mankato, later they moved the family to a hobby farm in Isanti, MN. Upon retirement, Sophie and Norm returned to Mankato. After her Norm died, Sophie moved to Savage, MN to be closer to her children and their families. Sophie had a 'nomadic spirit', as her children were asked to move her five times in ten years as she searched for her perfect home. She lived a busy life in Savage shopping and spending time with her children, as well as attending her grandchildren and great-grandchildren school activities and sporting events. She traveled with her children on family vacations to Hawaii, Black Hills, numerous family camping trips and a special daughter only trip to the North Shore of MN in 2011.
Preceded by husband, Norman; brothers, Hank and Joe; sister, Mary. Survived by children, Bruce (Karen), Peggy (Andy) Amoroso, June (Jack) Parish, Teresa (Toby) Miller, Kurt (Jennifer), Sandra (Mike) Moliter; 17 grandchildren; great-grandchildren; brothers, Bill (Wanda) and Frank (Gail) Alleven; sister, Loretta (Jerry) Kaderlik.
Ronald S. LaTour
3/16/1955 — 4/1/2013
Ronald S. LaTour, age 58, of Shakopee, died on Monday, April 1, 2013, at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee, MN.
Born on March 16, 1955, the son of Wilfred and Elizabeth Rose (Baert) LaTour. He graduated from Shakopee High School. For the last 7 years, Ronald worked in the maintenance department at Walmart in Shakopee. He enjoyed fishing, watching all kinds of sports especially hockey and wrestling, and crossword puzzles. Most of all he loved spending time with his grandkids and three dogs.
Survivors include his daughters, Kelli LaTour (David Jorgensen), and Belynda LaTour; grandchildren, Nathan and Briana Schaak, Amber, Joshua and Carter LaTour; sisters, Sandra Culp and Pamela LaTour (Peter); nieces and nephews; friends and family; and the 3 beloved dogs, Zeus, Karma, and Angus. Preceded by granddaughter, Rachel Schaak; parents, Wilfred and Elizabeth; brother, Michael.
Joseph J. Smith
11/8/1929 — 4/1/2013
Joseph J. Smith, age 83, of Backus formerly of Shakopee, died on Monday, April 1, 2013, in Minneapolis, MN.
Born on November 8, 1929, in Shakopee, MN, the son of James and Frieda (Manske) Smith. Joe married Barbara Mack on May 19, 1956, in Shakopee. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. For over 40 years Joe worked for Northrup King. He was their seed production manager at the Shakopee plant. His hobbies included playing cards and cribbage, both winter spear fishing and open water fishing, and when he was younger he enjoyed hunting. Joe was a member of the James F. Campbell #1685 Knights of Columbus of Shakopee, a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars 4046, and American Legion Post 2, all of Shakopee.
Joe is survived by daughters, Naida Kargel and husband, Chuck, Patricia Jeter and husband, Greg, Connie Swanson and husband, Lowell, Judy Smith and Dwight Borchardt, Sandy Clemens and husband, Keith; grandchildren, Kelly and Katey; brother-in-law, Floyd Harrison. Preceded in death by wife, Barbara; parents, James and Frieda; sisters and brother, Elsie Harrison, Arthur Smith and wife, Mary, Betty Aro and husband, Robert.
Jon N. Getman
11/2/1961 — 4/1/2013
Jon N. Getman, age 51, of Carver, MN, died at his residence on April 1, 2013.
Born on November 2, 1961, the son of Norman and Barbara (Johnson) Getman.
Jon is survived by his sons and daughter, Todd and Tyler Getman, and Natalia Daz; sisters, Leslie Maycroft and husband, Randy, Janet Julien and husband, Bob, Laura Tveitbakk and husband, Orvin. He is preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Mary Boe.
Allen L. Frahm
12/23/1940 — 3/31/2013
Allen L. Frahm, age 72, of Shakopee, formerly of Marshall, died on Sunday March 31, 2013 in Bradenton, FL. Al was born on December 23, 1940, in Michigan City, Indiana, the son of Leroy 'Bud' and Ruth (Hall) Frahm. Allen spent the 60's in the Navy serving on the U.S.S. Intrepid and the U.S.S. Enterprise. While going through the Navy's electronics school near Memphis, Tennessee, Allen met Mary Jeannette Clement whom he married in November 16, of 1962.
Allen Started working in his grandfather's garage as a child and spent the rest of his career fixing whatever broke. He worked on anything from kid's toys to high tech electronics for the military and everything in between. Most days in the summer Al could be found in the garage with his pipe and coffee keeping on top of the news. Winters were spent in Florida where he enjoyed walking on the beach and driving in his convertible.
Allen is survived by his wife, Mary Jeannette Frahm; children, Michael Frahm and wife, Amy, Aaron Frahm and wife, Anna, Cynthia Frahm; grandchildren, Valita, Ruth, Bryan, Joe, Mark. Allen was preceded in death by his parents Bud and Ruth Frahm.
Karae V. Klint
2/24/1962 — 3/29/2013
Karae V. Klint, age 51, of Shakopee died on Friday, March 29, 2013 at her home in Shakopee. Karae was born on February 24, 1962 to Darrell Klint and Karen Zupan. She is survived by her children, Kasse L. Barta, Korin V. Barta both of Shakopee, Kody D. Barta of Florida; grandchildren, Opal V. Bergstrom, Kalina V. Sanidad, and Lyrik L. Barta; parents, Darrell (Victoria) Klint of Nevada; Karen (Robert) Warren of Arizona; grandmother, Virginia Zupan of Madison, Minnesota.
Greg A. Griffin
11/6/1968 — 3/25/2013
Greg A. Griffin, age 44, of Burnsville died on Monday, March 25, 2013. Greg was born on November 6, 1968 in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin, the son of Neal and Gladys (Smith) Griffin. He married Valerie Halm on November 6, 2004 in Duluth. Greg was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire with a Bachelors Degree and received a Masters Degree in Business Taxation from the Carlson School of Business at the University of Minnesota. Greg was employed as Tax Manager at Ziegler Cat Incorporated at the time of his death.
Greg is survived by his wife, Valerie; 3 children, Anaca, Greta and Burke; 1 brothers and 3 sisters, Susan (Delton) Hoyt of Menomonie, Wisconsin, Russell Griffin of Clear Lake, Wisconsin, Sharon (John) Provos of Hudson, Wisconsin, Sandy Griffin of Eau Claire, Wisconsin; nieces, nephews; great nieces and great nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Glen Griffin; father-in-law, Doctor Barry Halm. Visitation was Wednesday, March 27, 2013 from 5-7 PM at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Savage. Funeral Service was held on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 10 AM at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. The Reverend Michael Tix officiated. Pallbearers will be Russell and Jamie Griffin, Delton K. Hoyt, Delton P. Hoyt, John Provos and Andy Way.