Obituaries

John A. Quilt

3/26/1976 — 3/3/2011

John A. Quilt, age 34, member of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, journeyed to the Spirit World on Thursday, March 3, 2011, in Las Vegas, NV. John is survived by his mother, Tina Quilt; 3 brothers, Kenneth (Nikki), David (Rachel) and Sam Quilt; grandmother, Betty Ross; aunts, Ethel Quilt and Winona Byington; nieces, Starla and Rose Quilt. He was preceded in death by his father, John Quilt; grandfather, Lanny Ross; cousins, Nicholas Goettl and Randy Quilt.

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Sergey Tsvik

6/2/1981 — 2/28/2011

Sergey Savvich Tsvik, age 29, of Maplewood, Minnesota was born on June 2, 1981 in the city of Crimea in the Ukraine. He lived in Marganetz where he went to school and college. Sergey moved to Minnesota in 1999 and began attending Bible College. Sergey was involved in a horrific car accident and since that time has had multiple surgeries on his lower back. The cause of his death was severe trauma from a fall.
Survivors include his loving mother, Olga Tsvik; brothers, Igor, Vladimir, Oleg, Dmitriy, Andrey, Vadim and Anatoliy, and sister, Mila Tsvik Nzaarenko.

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Wasu Maza Lafferty

10/10/1981 — 2/27/2011

Wasu Maza Lafferty, age 29, of Shakopee, Minnesota died on Sunday, February 28 in Shakopee. He was born on October 10, 1981 in Rapid City, South Dakota the son of Joseph and Bernadine (Nichols) Lafferty. He is survived by his wife, Samantha; daughters, Layla Rayne Lafferty and Kara Rose Lafferty; his parents, Joseph and Bernadine; sisters and brothers, Stephanie Roubideaux, Lawrence Iron Cloud, Joe Lafferty, Holy Elk Lafferty, Kara Kaiser, Ricky Hunt, Asa Lafferty and Philmore Jackson.

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Gilbert P. Laurent

5/14/1924 — 2/24/2011

Gilbert P. Laurent, age 86, formerly of Chaska, died on Thursday, February 24, 2011, at Friendship Manor Health Center, Shakopee. Gilbert was born on May 14, 1924, in Hamel, Minnesota, the son of Arthur and Magdalena (Klaers) Laurent. He married Margaret (Candy) Gormley on April 30, 1960 in St. Paul. He was a retired farmer and worked for Grain Belt Brewery as a bottler. Gilbert was a member of the James F. Campbell Council #1685 Knights of Columbus of Shakopee. Survivors include his wife, Margaret (Candy); children, Steve (Martha), David and his special friend Michelle; Carol Laurent and her special friend, Wayne Ingram; Paul (Brenda), Jerry (Lisa);
16 grandchildren; 3 sisters, Viola Galski, Margie (Richard) Jacobs, Joan (Ron) Weidenbach; 5 brothers, Ray, Don, Harold, Bob and Tony (Avis). He was preceded in death by his son, Bill; parents and sisters, Lorraine Laurent and Millie VanBusekom.

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Bruce Christensen

10/27/1946 — 2/22/2011

Bruce C., age 64, of Shakopee. Survived by wife, Joyce; sons, Eric (Christina), Timothy (Abby) all of Shakopee; grandchildren, Connor, Caden, and Kendra; mother, Betty of Shakopee; brother, Joseph (Darlene) of Norwalk, Iowa; sister, Charlann Charlie (Ed) Wermerskirchen of Excelsior. Preceded in death by father, Pat.

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Fred W. Coller

7/24/1943 — 2/20/2011

Fred W., age 67, of Shakopee, lost his courageous battle with pancreatic cancer on 2-20-11. Survived by wife, JoAnn; daughters, Caryn Coller of Cannon Falls, Christine (Mike) Kelly of Savage, Cathy (TJ) Hendrickson of Shakopee, Cheryl (Brad) Pilcher of Shakopee; grandchildren, John and Mikayla Kelly, AnnMarie Backstrom, Katrina, Libby and Trigg Hendrickson, Jackson and Cooper Pilcher; brother, Julius Jed (Kathy) Coller; sisters, Lorraine (Mike) Boyle, Cece (Ralph) Arrigoni. Preceded by parents, Julius and Lorraine.

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Jackson J Grossman

2/19/2011 — 2/19/2011

Jackson J, of Shakopee, was born unexpectedly at 26 weeks on February 19, 2011. After a few moments our beautiful boy was given back to our God in Heaven. His short life will be treasured in our hearts forever. Survived by parents, Jennifer and Jaime of Shakopee; grandparents, David and JoAnn Thompson of Golden Valley, Rick and Barb Grossman of Morris, great-grandfathers, Don Grossman of Morris, Ed Myers of Rapid City, SD; many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Preceded in death by great-grandmothers, Shirley Grossman and Mary Myers.

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Gloria E. Kratochvil

7/21/1932 — 2/18/2011

Gloria E. Kratochvil (Berg), age 78, of Shakopee, died February 18, 2011 at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee. Gloria was born in Starbuck, MN on July 21, 1932, the daughter of Carl and Agnes (Swenson) Berg. She married Dennis Kratochvil on September 3, 1955, in Lincoln, NE. They were married 56 years. Gloria worked for the Veterans Administration Hospital in Minneapolis for 18 years. Survived by husband, Dennis; sons, Kim of Shakopee and Kevin of Savage; granddaughter, Marissa; Gloria's very close friends, Jenny and Jeff Fahey and their children, Cassandra and Taylor; sisters, Geneva Barsness, of Chisago City, Sylvia (Donald) Hoven of Glenwood; many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews; and her other close neighbors.

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Jean A. Hanel

5/2/1930 — 2/14/2011

Jean A. Hanel, age 80, of Shakopee, passed away on Monday, February 14, 2011, at Friendship Manor Care Center in Shakopee. Jean was born on May 2, 1930, in Jordan, the daughter of Tedand and Anna (Olson) Dahlgren. She married Kenneth Hanel on July 9, 1948 in Shakopee. Jean was a devoted wife, mom and grandma and great- grandma. She loved to sew, bake, garden and sew more! She was an active member at St. John's Lutheran Church for many years. Jean was the music director at St. Johns for over 25 years. She taught piano lessons out of her home for 20 years. Jean is survived by her children, Steve Hanel, Michael (Linda) Hanel, Lauri (Mike) Etzell and Lisa (Keith) Christopherson; 9 grandchildren, Tasha Hanel, Jeremy (Ronni) Revere, Jim (Irene) Revere, Sara Revere, John Revere, Brian (Maria) Groff, Luke Groff, Angie (Jon) Wirtz and Brad (Naomi) Etzell; 9 great-grandchildren; sisters, Marlene Black, Lorraine Sheldon and Norma (Ken) Sallman. She was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth; parents; sisters and brothers, Lavern Johnson, Dennis, Howard and Charlie Dahlgren, Fern Bloom.

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Eunice M. Dedeker

4/6/1926 — 2/11/2011

Eunice M. Dedeker, age 84, of Shakopee died on Friday, February 11, 2011 at the Marie Steiner Kelting Hospice Home, Chaska. Eunice was born on April 6, 1926 in Stanly County, North Carolina, the daughter of George and Emma (Lanier) Walker. She married Roger Dedeker on August 18, 1949 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Survivors include her children, Debbie Gerold of Chaska, Bob (Robin) Dedeker of Shakopee, Tom (Melody) Dedeker of Glencoe, Dave (Sue) Dedeker of Shakopee; daughter-in-law, Pat Dedeker of Burnsville; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grand-children. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger; son, Bill; grandsons, Ryan and Brady; parents and brothers and sisters. Eunice was a member of the Shakopee Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4046 Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed spending time with her family, relaxing in the backyard in her swing reading the Bible and gardening.

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