Obituaries

Ann M. Schwaesdall

7/25/1947 — 4/19/2011

Ann M. Schwaesdall, age 63, of Shakopee. Survived by husband, Paul; sons, Ron (Nicole) of Shakopee, Ed (Katie) of WY; daughter, Therese (Toby) Ahlbrecht of Carver; grandchildren, Cassandra, Lindsey, Nicholas, Nikolay, Ksenya, Zachary, Samuel, Vincent, and Maximus; brothers and sisters, Tom (Arlene), Barb (Larry) Breeggemann, David (Lois), Fritz (Bonnie), Mary Noddings, Steve (Mary Kay), Robert (Roxann), Mark (Sharon), Sharon (Randy) Walters all of Shakopee, Rose (Roger) Bauer, Kevin (Anne) all of Jordan, Larry of Tuscon, AZ, Therese (Gene) Quinn of Rapid City, SD; 54 nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Ralph and Dolores Menden; niece, Rachel Noddings; nephew, Mathew Menden; Godson, Jeff Menden.
Ann and her husband Paul are the owner's of Pablo's Restaurant in Shakopee.
Grandma Ann loved spending time with her children and grandchildren at every waking moment. Ann was a grandma to many beyond her own family because of her compassion and love for any child she ever came in contact with and for her generosity for anyone in need.

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Leon F. Hausladen

11/19/1923 — 4/17/2011

Leon married Sylvia Hedtke Erickson on February 27, 1954. Sylvia died in 1960. Married Norma Raduenz on September 18, 1965. Leon worked for National Food Company for 28 years until a work injury forced him to retire in 1979. He loved fishing and craft work. Leon was an active member at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Shakopee.
Survived by stepchildren, Jim Raduenz and wife Lorraine of Shakopee, Sandra Knuppel and husband Bill of Aitkin, Lance Raduenz of Minnetonka Beach, Peggy Smith and husband Steve of Crystal, Rick Hedtke and wife Shirley of Maple Grove; sister-in-law, Evelyn of Watertown; half brother, Ervin of Waverly; half sisters, Joan Heuer; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and many cousins and friends. Preceded in death by 1st wife, Sylvia, and wife, Norma; parents, John and Ida; stepmother, Minnie; brothers, Gilbert and Paul, and twin brother, Leroy.

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Tressa Luella Wideman

9/15/1983 — 4/15/2011

Tressa Luella Wideman, age 27, of Prior Lake. Born September 15, 1983, in New Prague, MN, Tressa entered the Spirit World on April 15, 2011, in Lonsdale, MN. Tressa was embraced by close family and friends at the time of her passing. Preceded in death by her grandmother, Doloras Bembenek. Survived by her loving husband, Devin Wideman, and their three beautiful daughters, Vanessa, Cheyenne, and Skylah; mother, Tammy (Robert Jr.) Lyke of Hopkins; father, Terry Aune of Shakopee; brothers, Randy Bembenek of Jordan, Richard Bembenek of Jordan, Terry Dustin (Courtney) Aune of Belle Plaine; sisters, Melissa Tolliver of Burnsville, Teresa (Calvin) Frost of St. Paul, Alicia Aune of Lonsdale. Tressa was adored and loved by many aunts, uncles, cousins, and several nieces and nephews. She had many very close friends. Tressa always left a big impression on everyone she met! She would use any moment in life, that made her smile, and capture it on her camera. She had a given talent and would use the lessons life offered her to make herself better. She was so loved by her husband and their daughters. She will be sadly missed.

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Joseph P. Mans

12/7/1923 — 4/11/2011

Joseph Mans, 87 of Shakopee entered eternal life while surrounded by his loving family, Monday, April 11, 2011. He was born in Mankato December 7, 1923 the son of Joseph and Mary (Schons) Mans. He married Bonnie Quast January 26, 1949 in Mankato. Joe was a retired Grain Inspector for the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. He served in the Army-Air Corps during World War II and was a member of Shakopee Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 4046 of Shakopee and was a member of the James F. Campbell Council Knights of Columbus Council 1685 of Shakopee for over 50 years.
He is survived by devoted wife of 62 years, Bonnie and their children, Joseph Tony (Gail), Eloise (Art) Daniels, Jeannine, Tina (Steve) Coleman, Amy (Jim) McClary, Laura (Bob) Baum, Mona (Tom) Heller, Bonnie Jo (Mark) McIsaac; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; sisters, Isabelle (Jim) Reasner and Bernice Thurston; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by infant son, Samuel; great-grandson, Dale Lindberg; parents, Joe and Mary; brothers, Norbert, Bernard Bud (Gladys), Sylvester Wes (Rosemary, Margaret and Virginia); sisters, Lucy (Mike) Springer and Margaret (Clyde) Manske.

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Jeanette A. Machacek

8/6/1935 — 4/6/2011

Jeanette A. Machacek (Hert), age 75, of Savage died on Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at her home. She is survived by her three sons, Jim of Savage, Bill (Jane) of Eagan, Tim (Katie) of Burnsville; grandchildren, Erin, Joe and Jack. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer; son, John; parents, Guy and Margaret (Smith) Hert. Jeanette was a retired employee of Cub Foods and was also employed by United Parcel Service. She also was a member and past President of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary in Savage. Jeanette enjoyed bingo and collecting coins for her grandkids.

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Thomas J. Hughes

9/20/1931 — 4/6/2011

Thomas Jerry, age 79, of Burnsville, formerly of De Graff, MN, passed away on Wednesday, April 6, 2011. A devout man of faith, Jerry was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Savage and a resident of Burnsville for over forty years. Deeply devoted to his wife Anne, he was the father of 8 children, grandfather to 18, great-grandfather to 10. He shared his love of music with others, performing in hundreds of concerts in Minnesota and throughout the world. With Anne at his side, Jerry also performed for residents in local nursing homes and continued to entertain others even after Annes death in 2008. Jerry brought music and laughter to our family gatherings and holidays, and was without question, the leader of our band. Eternally reunited with Anne in heaven, we will miss his gentle smile, his contagious laughter, and his wisdom, but his song will live in our hearts forever. Jerry is preceded in death by his wife Anne and brother Michael. He is survived by children Dan (Liz), John (Julie), Teresa (Tom), Melinda, Mike (Marianne), Steve (Shelly), Patricia (Bob), Chris (Michelle), and sisters Mary Ellen (Phil), Isabella (Stan) and brother Frank (Bonnie).

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Donald M. Kollasch

11/15/1922 — 4/1/2011

Donald M. Kollasch, age 88, of Shakopee died on Friday, April 1, 2011 at the Lodge on Natchez in Elko, Minnesota. Donald was born on November 15, 1922 in Bancroft, Iowa, the son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Thill) Kollasch. He married Mabel Roelfsema on February 6, 1946 in Ledyard, Iowa.
Donald was a retired farmer and a retired employee of Bryan Rock in Shakopee.

Survivors include his wife, Mabel; children, Terry (Heidi) of Colorado, Skipp of Iowa, Doug (Kris) of Arizona, Donna (Tom) Bullock, Lori (Tim) Hohenstein, Scott (Mikki), all of Shakopee, Traci Pate of Arizona; 5 grandchildren; sister, Mary Joyce (John) Droessler, brothers, Paul and Edgar (Maxine) all of Iowa. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Cornelia and Mildred; brothers, Harold, Richard, Robert and Roland.

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Eric J. Bruss

6/27/1974 — 3/29/2011

Eric J Bruss, age 36, died on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 in Hampton Township, Dakota County as a result of injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident. He is survived by his mother, Jayne Ahrens; sister Ciara Ahrens; half-sister, Tonya Bruss; grandmother, Patricia Ahrens; grandparents, Gerald and Jean Bruss; many aunts uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Michael Bruss and grandfather, James Ahrens. Eric was a welding assistant at the Dakota County Technical College at the time of his death.

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Edward J. (Bud) Doebel, Jr.

2/8/1934 — 3/29/2011

Edward J. Doebel Jr. age 77, of Cross Lake formerly of Prior Lake and Burnsville died on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at the St. Cloud Hospital, St. Cloud. He was born in Burnsville on February 8, 1934 the son of Edward and Mary (Hayes) Doebel. He married RoxAnn Heathcote on December 2, 1961 in Savage. Ed served in the United States Army and was member of the Knights of Columbus for over 50 years. Ed was the second city employee hired by the City of Burnsville and was the first to retire with over 30 years of service to the city. Ed was a member of the Operating Engineers Local 49.
Survivors include wife, RoxAnn; sons, David (Wendy), Michael (Corinne); granddaughter, Alexandra; sister, Kathleen Doebel; many other friends and relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents, and sister Mary Ann.

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George Plekkenpol

2/19/1938 — 3/28/2011

George H. Plekkenpol, age 73, of Shakopee, died on Monday, March 28, 2011, at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee. He was born in Shakopee, on February 19, 1938, to Herbert and Viola (Schroers) Plekkenpol. George was a welder at Toro and previously was employed at Lull Engineering. He was a member of the James F. Campbell Council #1685 of the Knights of Columbus of Shakopee.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley (Ruzicka); sons, Mark (Sandie), and Gary of Texas; brother, Jim (June)of Shakopee; sister, Mary (Herb) Hirscher of Texas; grandchildren, Julie (Rick), Addie and Kirsten Shumaker; 1 great granddaughter, Paige Addie
George was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Donald.

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