Obituaries

Robert C. Best Jr.

5/9/1957 — 8/12/2011

Robert C. Best Jr. age 54, of Shakopee died on Friday, August 12, 2011 at Spearfish Regional Hospital,Spearfish, South Dakota.
Bob was born on May 9, 1957 in Minneapolis the son of Robert C. and Mary Louise (Casey) Best Sr. He married Mary Nell Strunk on August 28, 1982. Bob was a friend of Bill W. for over 10 years.
He was employed as Senior Facilities Manager for Jones Lang and LaSalle. Bob was a friend of Bill W for over ten years. He was wearing a helmet when the accident occurred. He will be honored by the Twins with a moment of silence before Twins and Yankees game on Thursday, August 18.
Bob is survived by his wife, Mary Nell (Strunk); daughter, Meghan; son John (Jack); brothers, Paul Best and Jeff Best; mother-in-law, Mona Roach Strunk; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister-in-law, Paula Best.

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Ervie W. Prenevost

11/26/1919 — 8/8/2011

Ervie W. Prenevost, age 91, of Shakopee died on Monday, August 8, at St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Shakopee. Ervie was born on November 26, 1919 in Terrebonne, Minnesota the son of Arthur and Emma (Suave) Prenevost. He married Doris G. Mosleth on March 13, 1945 in Fort Worth, Texas. He was a member of St. Mark's Catholic Church Adult Choir. Ervie served in the United States Army Air Force during World War II and flew more than 36 missions over Europe during his time of service. Ervie was a member of the American Legion having served as Commander of the Red Lake Falls Post and was a member of Shakopee Post 2. He was a licensed Professional Civil Engineer. Ervie was employed as an assistant county engineer for Todd County and was Head County Engineer for Yellow Medicine and Scott Counties.

Ervie is survived by son, Tim Prenevost of Charles City, Iowa; daughter Pat (Kevin) Wishy of Eden Prairie; 5 grandchildren, Ali (Bruce) Platter, Chris (Brianna) Busch, J P (Rebecca) Prenevost, Kim (Fiance Chris) Herman, Mike Herman; loving great-grandchildren, Paige, Peyton and Maryn; sister, Emmalynn Sullivan. He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris, brothers, Clarence and Pete; sisters, Frances and Lillian.

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Robert A. Horgen

5/10/1936 — 8/7/2011

Robert A. Horgen, age 75, of Shakopee died on Sunday, August 7, 2011 at Westwood Health Care Center, St. Louis Park. Bob was born on May 10, 1936 in Hindale, Illinois the son of Alvin and Mary (Schumacher) Horgen. Bob married Judy Medd on October 23, 1998 in Chaska. He was a retired employee of Continental Machines of Savage. He served in the Army during the Korean War and was a member of Shakopee American Legion Post 2.

Bob is survived by his wife, Judy; children, Sandy (Tod) Longhenry of Alexandria, Robin (Todd) Rutherford of Shakopee, Robert of St. Paul; stepdaughters, Kris (Wes) Bigelow of Apple Valley, Kathryn (Keith) Swanson of Wabasha; 13 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Audrey in 1992 and his parents.

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James G Lebens

7/25/1953 — 8/3/2011

James G. Lebens, age 58, of Shakopee died on Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at his home. James was born on July 25, 1953 in Shakopee the son of Melvin and Dolores (Ries) Lebens. He was a partner of Lebens Brothers Interiors of Shakopee.

He is survived by his children, Allan Lebens, Kristina Lebens, Jesse James (Keri) Lebens; grandchildren, Breana, Jaykob and Easton Lebens; special friend, Michelle Desrosier and her children, Desaray Desrosier and Conner Brewer; brothers and sister, M. John (Theresa) Lebens, Barbara (Gary) Osterkamp and Daniel (Karen) Lebens; many nieces and nephews. James was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Suzanne.

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Aleksandra P. Matus

5/16/1930 — 8/2/2011

Aleksandr Matus, age 81, of Anoka died on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at his home. He was born on May 16, 1930 in the Republic of Belarus. He worked as an engineer and mechanic prior to retirement.
He is survived by his wife Anastasiya and many other relatives and friends.

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Doris G. Prenevost

10/13/1923 — 7/29/2011

Doris G. Prenevost, age 87, of Shakopee died on Friday, July 29, 2011 at Friendship Manor Health Center, Shakopee. Doris was born on October 13, 1923 in Thief River Fall, Minnesota the daughter of Oscar and Olida (Jacobson) Mosleth. She married Ervie Prenevost on March 13, 1945 in Fort Worth, Texas. She was a retired employee of Lathrop Paints in Shakopee and was a member of St. Mark's Council of Catholic Women.
Doris is survived by her husband, Ervie; son, Tim Prenevost of Charles City, Iowa; daughter, Pat (Kevin) Wishy of Eden Prairie; 5 grandchildren, Ali (Bruce) Platter, Chris (Brianna) Busch, J P (Rebecca) Prenevost, Kim (fiance Chris) Herman, and Mike Herman; loving great-grandchildren, Paige, Peyton and Maryn. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Bert Mosleth; sisters, Mona Lewis and Ora Lundgren.

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James Aldrich

5/29/1947 — 7/25/2011

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Nancy C. Vendel

9/29/1932 — 7/24/2011

Nancy C. Vendel, age 78, of Shakopee died on Sunday, July 24, 2011 at her home. Nancy is survived by her children, Michael J. of Bloomington, Kathryn (Steven) Feinberg of Andover, Massachusetts, William J (Carrie) of Shakopee and John (Kathleen) of Savage; sister, Susan (James) Hansen of LaBelle, Florida; 8 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

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Geraldine Mariah Goodspeed

8/29/1942 — 7/21/2011

Geraldine Mariah Goodspeed (nee Wendling) Geri, age 68, died suddenly at her home in Longville, MN on Thursday, July 21, 2011, following a courageous battle with heart disease.
She was born August 29, 1942 in Shakopee to the late Hazzle and Roy Schulz and Bernard Wendling. She attended Shakopee High School and was a member of St John's Lutheran Church. After high school, she married her childhood sweetheart, Richard R. Schulz. After Richard died in an automobile crash, she met and married her gentle giant, Richard Ace Goodspeed. They were married in 1980.
Geri worked as a 411 operator and supervisor for Northwestern Bell/US West for over 25 years. After retiring in 1993, she moved to their beautiful lake home in Longville, MN. She loved living in Longville. It was her heaven on earth. She spent her retirement gardening and landscaping her property, sewing, and quilting. She was a very hardworking and loving wife, mother, and grandmother who will be forever missed.
She is survived by her loving husband, Richard Ace Goodspeed; her children, Dawn Ganske (Randy), Daniel Schulz; step-daughter, Amy Baker (Jay); grandchildren, Joseph Ganske, Jenna Ganske, Trevor Schulz, Matthew, Jake and Kayley Baker; sisters, Judy Borak (Bob), Jackie Kelzer, and Jeanne Balduf (Dave); and all her loving neighbors on East Shore Drive in Longville.
Preceded in death by her parents; brother, Douglas Wendling; sisters, JoAnne Backstrom and Patty Schulz Laden; step-son, Thomas Goodspeed.

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Jeannette E. Guarrine

3/15/1930 — 7/17/2011

Jeanette E. Guarinne, age 81, of Shakopee died on Sunday, July 17, 2011 at Friendship Manor Health Center, Shakopee. Jeanette was born in Chicago, Illinois on March 15, 1930 the daughter of John and Molly (Miller) Guarinne. She was a long time employee of Honeywell. Jeanette was preceded in death by her parents.

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