William J. Wolf
10/28/1934 — 6/15/2012
William J. Wolf Sr., Bill age 77, of Apple Valley, died on Friday, June 15, 2012, at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. He is survived by his loving wife, Carole; children, CaroleRenee' and Maddie the Beagle, William II and Donna Wolf with grandchildren William III (14) and Jonathan (13), and Adrienne Wolf Weingart and Paul Willems with grandchildren Makaila (10) Kyllie (7.5) Alysa (1). Bill (Dad) will always be remembered for his attitude and passion for family, his wit, intellect, patience, and zeal for life. He was married to Carole for 52 years and worked for 3M Company for 33 years. While we are sad to be without him, we are happy for Bill as he is with Jesus, walking and running about. Dad, Bill, Grandfather, we will miss you. Love, your family.
Mary Bernice Miller
11/19/1915 — 5/26/2012
Mary 'Bernice' (Weiland) Miller, age 96, of Shakopee. Born on November 19, 1915, in Belle Plaine, MN, the daughter of Joseph and Ida (Feldmann) Weiland. Bernice married Harold Miller in 1940 in Shakopee.
Survived by sons, Bruce and wife Susan, Chris and wife Marcia, both of Chanhassen, and Jeff and wife Marianne of Eden Prairie; grandchildren, Shawn and wife Amy, Shannon, Brian, Brett, and Scott; great-grandchildren, Sophia, Casey, Theodore. Preceded in death by husband, Harold; brother, William Casey Weiland.
Mary E. Hilla
4/15/1955 — 5/25/2012
Mary E. MaMaBear Singewald Holtz Hilla of Burnsville, age 57. Born on April 15, 1955, surrounded by her beloved children, passed peacefully from this life on May 25, 2012.
She heroically fought with all of her might to beat the disease that robbed her of so many things. But it did not rob her of her beauty, her silly sense of humor, her class, her sassiness, her strong will, her fun spirit, and her love for all she encountered. Her biggest pride was to be the mother of four daughters, three sons-in-law, and a grandma to her long-awaited granddaughter.
Survived by her cherished daughters and sons-in-law, Becky and Phil Anderson, Julie and Mark Johnson, Kristy and Mike Farb, Jamie Hilla; adored granddaughter Maya Farb, and six grand-dogs; as well as her dear siblings and family and friends, including: seven brothers, Jack (Linda), Tom (Terry), Bob (Joan), Ron (Lori), Bill (Julie), Jim (Cindy), Mike (Rachel), two sisters, Cindi (Jim), Amy (Steve); 35 nieces and nephews who consider her their favorite Aunt Mary; aunt, Jelaine; uncles, Bill (Rita), Dick (Jean), Ed (Pat), and many, many more who touched her life.
A special thanks to all of the individuals from the Regent of Burnsville, Dakota Communities Inndale, PSC Edina and Fairview Methodist Hospice. You enriched Mom's life profoundly and she, as well as all of us, considers you family.
MaMaBear, we love you more than words and are so proud of how you lived your life - full of passion, even amongst your struggles. What a legacy to leave for us! We know you are shining bright amongst the angels - we'll share you with them for a while until we are together, again.
Love, your Baby Bears.
Gilbert M. Koller
3/8/1934 — 5/25/2012
Gilbert M. Koller, age 78, of Shakopee, MN, formerly of Lamberton, MN, passed away at St. Francis Regional Medical Center, in Shakopee, on Friday, May 25, 2012. Born on March 8, 1934, in Lucan, MN, the son of Henry and Mary (Vogl) Koller.
He will be missed by his loving wife, Faye (Nelson) Koller; children, Richard (Wyne) Freseman of CA, Scott (Terry) Freseman of CA, Terrie Owens of WA, Mary Smith of WA, Paul Koller of Maple Grove, Kristin (Jason) Lamon of Shakopee; 6 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild; sisters, Joan Collins of IA, Elizabeth Mulkerin of CA; brother, Joe Koller of MO.
Gilbert is preceded in death by his grandson and his parents.
Gilbert served in the United States Army. He was a member of the American Legion and the Lion's Club, both in Lamberton. He farmed in Lamberton until 1977, then he started his own Insurance Agency. Gilbert retired in 2001, and he and Faye moved to Shakopee to be closer to their children. While living in Lamberton, he was active in the community, and was especially active at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. He was very proud to receive the Bishop's Metal of Service. Gilbert enjoyed playing cards, but his main love was of his children and grandchildren.
Maria Moreno Cuadra
6/25/1941 — 5/23/2012
Maria Moreno Cuadra, age 69, of Chaska, died Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. Born on June 25, 1941, in Cavanas, El Salvador, the daughter of Lino and Maria (Iraheta) Moreno. Maria was a homemaker.
Survived by husband, Jose Mauricio Cuadra; children, Rigoberto Zambrano, Raul Zambrano, Martha Zambrano, Francisco Zambrano, Ana Cortez, and Miguel Zambrano.
12/6/1954 — 5/17/2012
Richard B. Annen, age 57, of Jordan, MN, died on Thursday, May 17, 2012, at his residence in Jordan.
Born on December 6, 1954, in Shakopee, the son of Harry M. and Ann (LePage) Annen. Richard worked as a black topper.
Survived by sister, Arlene Miller of Shakopee; 2 brothers, James Annen and wife Dianne, and John Annen.
Carol E. Cody
2/5/1917 — 5/17/2012
Carol E. Cody, passed away May 17, 2012, at the age of 95. Devoted wife, mother, and friend. Preceded in death by loving husband, Bob; parents, Joseph & Dora (Smith) Murphy. Survived by children, Bob (Arlene), Brian (Peggy), Keith (Marta), Kay (Ron Mohelski); brother, Joe Murphy; sister, Geneva Shannon; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Born in El Paso, WI. Carol was a country school teacher before moving to St. Paul, MN, and marrying her husband, Bob in 1947. They moved to Burnsville in 1956 to raise their family. After Bob's tragic death in 1969 Carol worked for the Burnsville School District and Data Sales Co., retiring in 1984. After moving from the family home in 1992, she enjoyed many new friendships at Eagle Ridge Sr. Apts. and Elim Care Center.
1/22/1928 — 5/16/2012
Mary Rose Schesso, age 84, of Shakopee, died on May 16, 2012, at St. Gertrude's Health Center in Shakopee.
Born January 22, 1928, in Shakopee, the daughter of Frank and Emma (Theis) Hennen. She married Roman Schesso on June 23, 1949 in Shakopee.
Mary enjoyed playing cards, dancing, needle work, spending time with her Red Hat group, and she especially loved spending time with her grandchildren. She volunteered her time at the CAP Agency in Shakopee, and at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee. Mary also served school lunches at St. Mark's School and Shakopee Area Catholic School.
Preceded in death by husband, Roman; daughter, Nancy Mau; parents, Frank and Emma Hennen; brothers, Ervin and Melvin Hennen; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Lillian Hennen, Phyllis Hennen, Donna Hennen, Paul Rosen, Roger Marschall, Bill Hauer, Frank Krittenbrink. Survived by daughter, Amy Lee (David) Schaaf; grandchildren, Jill (David) Norby, Stephanie Schaaf, Nicole Riedel (fiance, Craig Neu), Richard Mau; 4 great grandchildren, Conner, Ethan, Bobby, and Morgan; brothers and sisters, Lucille Rosen, Dolores Marschall, Renelda Hauer, Bernice Krittenbrink, Sister Lalande SSND, Lorna (Richard) Paul, Robert (Rosetta) Hennen, Richard (Janice) Hennen, Joann (Ronald) Schneider; brother-in-law, Don (Shirley) Schesso; sister-in-law, Darlene Schesso.
Jean Emily Mullin
10/25/1933 — 5/14/2012
Jean Emily Haferman Mullin, age 78, of Shakopee, MN, died on Monday, May 14, 2012, from ALS Lou Gehrig's Disease, at St. Gertrude's Care Center in Shakopee.
Born in New Prague, MN, on October 25, 1933, the daughter of Lawrence and Evelyn (Zaun) Haferman.
Jean spent all of her childhood in Lydia, MN, receiving her early grade school education at Dist. 21; the two room school in Lydia. She went on to Jordan High School and graduated with the class of 1951.
The fall of 1951, Jean decided to go on to Mankato State University. She earned a teaching degree in Elementary Education.
Jean's first teaching assignment was with the Prior Lake School Dist. After spending a year in Germany, France, and Spain, she returned and taught in the Shakopee School Dist. at Central Elementary, from 1956-1969.
In 1957, Jean became very interested in politics, and joined the Young Republicans. She was chairwoman of Dick Mertz's campaign when he ran for Senator. She was also chairwoman for Richard Thomas. Jean attended many state conventions as a delegate from Dist. 35B. She was a delegate to two national conventions, one in San Diego in 1996, the other in Philadelphia in 2000.
Jean enjoyed her teaching career, and her time working with the Republican Party. She loved to read all kinds of literature, and enjoyed being alone listening to the quiet.
Preceded in death by husband, James Mullin; parents; and sister, Bonnie Timmons.
Survived by her companion and best friend, Gene Brown and family; sister, Cindy Royle; brother, Larry (Gerrie) Haferman; several nieces and nephews.
Karen L. Hass
7/5/1949 — 5/9/2012
Karen L. Hass, age 62, of Shakopee, after a long fought battle with leukemia, died on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Karen was born on July 5, 1949, in Minot, North Dakota, the daughter of Robert and JoAnn (Liffrig) Starleaf. After high school she attended Business School. Karen had an entrepreneurial spirit. She owned and managed a bar, and then worked as an administrative coordinator for Time Warner Cable, Shakopee Chevrolet, and most recently Biffs, Inc. in Shakopee.
Survived by her son, Mike Young and wife, Denise; brother, Greg Starleaf and wife, Gina; many other loving relatives and friends; significant other, Bill Wetmore, Jr. She is preceded in death by her parents.