Obituaries

Ann S. Hohler

5/15/1944 — 8/29/2011

Ann S. Hohler, age 67, of Shakopee died on Monday, August 29, 2011 at the Fairview Ridges Hospital, Burnsville. She is survived by sons, David and Michael Hohler and Larry Kirby; daughters,Dana Granlund, Violet Hibbs and Mary Sue Perdue; special friends, Mary Ellen Anderson, Pat Huppert, Deb Saliterman and Buzz H. She was preceded in death by infant son, Henry Freeze; daughters, Georgette Harper and Marty Granados.

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Janet M. Strunk

10/19/1917 — 8/26/2011

Janet M. Strunk, age 93, of Shakopee, died on Friday, August 26, 2011 at her home. Janet was born in Shakopee on October 19, 1917, the daughter of John and Anna Marie (Angelsberge) Heinen. Janet was a 1940 graduate of Shakopee High Schooland attended the College of St Benedict and was a graduate of the MacPhail School of music. She married Bob Strunk on July 16, 1942 in Shakopee. She was employed by the City of Shakopee as City Recorder and Treasurer and was a bookkeeper and office manager for Shakopee Ford. Janet was a life long member of St. Mark's Catholic Church where she served as the organist for over thirty years and was a member of the Council of Catholic Women. She also was a member of the Shakopee American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 2. Janet spent countless hours volunteering her services and making quilts for the St. Francis Hospital Ladies Auxiliary.

Janet is survived by her daughtr, Ann-Marie (Dennis)King; son, Stephen; 7 grandchildren, Scott, Chris, Bill (Rachel) Schneider, Heidi (Paul) Busch, Daniel, Joy and Ryan Strunk. 7 great-grandchildren; sister, Marian Caron. Preceded in death by husband, Bob; brothers-in-law, Euclid Caron and Lee Wagner; sister-in-law, Mary Louise Wagner.

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Germaine S. Wagner

3/16/1926 — 8/24/2011

Germaine S. Wagner, age 85, of Shakopee died on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at The Lutheran Home in Belle Plaine. Germaine was born on March 16, 1926 in Elko the daughter of John and Mathilda (Haus) Mayerhofer. She married Jerome F. Wagner on May 12, 1948 in Jordan. She was employed as a waitress at Interlachen Country Club in Edina for 28 years and was a member of St. Mark's Council of Catholic Women.
Germaine is survived by 9 children, Jean (Paul) Klingelhutz of Green Isle, Sharon (Glen) Parpart, Randy (Nita)all of Shakopee, Raymond (Crystal), Leann (Bob) Baxton, Alice (Frank) Grocutt all of Shakopee; Ellen (Terry) Battcher of Mpls; Marilyn (Duane) Schmieg of Chaska, Mark of Cokato; 17 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; 1 brothers and 6 sisters, Eugene (Delores); Virginia Schmitz, Angela Korbel, Helen (Albert) Breeggemann, Sister Annella Mayerhofer OSB, Marie (Leander) Ries, Florence (Patrick) Moriarty; special friend of the family, Rose Schmitz. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, daughter, Patricia Wagner, grandson, Michael Wagner, daughter-in-law, Shelly Wagner, brothers, Benedict, Ervin and Hilmar Mayerhofer; sister, Bernice Julkowski.

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Nora M. Hall

8/1/1916 — 8/20/2011

Nora is survived by daughters-in-law, Gail Hall of Savage and Sandy Hall of Bloomington, IN; grandchildren, Jeff Hall of Farmington, Jerilyn (Arne) Benson of Shakopee, Harris (Nusheen) Hall of CA, Lauren (John) Young of OH; great-grandchildren, Thomas, Brennan, and Claire Benson, Spencer and Carsyn Hall, Nicholas and Tess Young. Preceded in death by husband, Herbert; sons, Don and Howard.

Prior to retirement, Nora worked for Anderson Windshield Wipers in Gary, Indiana.

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Francis T. Pallanch

12/2/1923 — 8/20/2011

Francis was preceded in death by his wife, Jean; and sister, Lorraine Kircher. Survivors included his children, Mary C. (Philip) McRury, Bonnie (Randolph) Jones, Dr. John (Mary) Pallanch, Terry (Bob) McKaige; 11 grandchildren, Michelle, Jeannie, Shane, Dominic, Sarah, Kate, Tim, Chris, Jamie, Joshua, and Christopher; 14 great-grandchildren; sister, Mabell Black.

For over 50 years Francis worked as a mechanical engineer for Vilter Manufacturing.

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Richard E. Wolff

1/28/1939 — 8/13/2011

Richard E. Wolff, age 72, of Shakopee died on Saturday, August 13, 2011 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Minneapolis. Richard was born on January 28, 1939 in Wood Lake, Minnesota the son of Rueben and Irene (Wenholz) Wolff. He married Arlene Iffert on April 23, 1960, in Morgan, Minnesota. He was a Veteran of the United States Air Force and a member of the James F. Campbell Council 1685 Knights of Columbus of Shakopee. Richard was employed as plant manager for Chott Corporation prior to retirement.

He is survived by his wife, Arlene, sons, Brad (Lisa) of Eagan, Paul (Nancy) of Champlin; 3 grandchildren, Nicholas, Annalise and Jacob; brother, Lowell (Lila); sisters, Shirley (James) Stevenson and Joyce Krage. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Roger and Arvin and infant brother, James.

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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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