Obituaries

DeWayne A. Strehlow

8/2/1923 — 4/29/2011

DeWayne A., age 87, of Shakopee. He worked for several years at Shakopee Ford, Gambles, and then had a lawn care business. He was a member of the American Legion Post 2 in Shakopee and a member of the Masons of Minnesota River Valley Lodge Number 6 AF & AM of Shakopee.
Preceded in death by his parents, George and Frances; brothers, Donald and George Maynard. Survived by close friends, Duane (Sue) Marschall, Jim (Ann) Stocker, and Eleanor Capesius.

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Barbara Ann Hagen

5/30/1943 — 4/28/2011

Barbara A. (Stumps), age 67, of Shakopee. Survived by daughters, Tara (Dave) Larson of Shakopee, Shannon (Eric) Larson of Columbia Heights; adored grandchildren, Hanna, Rachel, Meagan and Michael; siblings, Mary Bordeniuk, Catherine (Ernie) Klegstad, Sophie Zaharia, Rose (Larry) Younggren, Doris (Ray) Heiser, Annie (Frank) Bergh, Helen (Tom) Weleski, Alex Layhon, Margaret Mattson; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Alex and Lena Layhon; brothers, Mike and John.
Barabara's favorite hobby was playing bingo. She enjoyed having coffee and chatting with her sisters; and she absolutely loved her grandchildren.
A special thank you to Asera Care Hospice, Friendship Manor, and the wonderful staff at St. Francis Hospital.

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Joseph D. Egan

5/13/1958 — 4/28/2011

Joseph D. Egan, age 52, of Webster, Minnesota formerly of Savage died on Thursday, April 28, 2011. He is survived by his parents, Don and Mary (Shea) Egan; sisters and brothers, Mary Bee Egan, Don Jr. (Debra), Tom (Donna), Peter, Regina (Dan) Meyer; nieces and nephew. Joseph was employed by the City of Owatonna and was a member of Stationary Engineers Local 70.

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Antoinette Ann Carpenter

8/19/1916 — 4/24/2011

Antoinette Ann (Strehlow) Carpenter, age 94, of Shakopee, resident of Care Free Living went to be with the Risen Lord, April 24th. She is survived by daughters and sons, Ellyn Burkhart, Cathy Clark, Thomas, Perry (Mona), Larry, Annie Walsh; son-in-law, George Burkhart; sisters, Margaret Engel and Lorraine Mahowald; 19 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren; many loved nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by husband, Thomas; daughters, Eva Burkhart and Lizetta Bergman; grandchild, Debra Tuma.

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Eugene Kurvers

12/23/1931 — 4/23/2011

Eugene (Gene) Kurvers, age 79 of Shakopee passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 23, 2011 at St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Shakopee. Gene, born on December 23, 1931, lived his entire life in Shakopee in the same house he was born in. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Margaret (Lauer) Kurvers and a sister, Fern Hunter.

Gene is survived by his wife of 61 years Mary Ann (Meuwissen); daughter, Nora (Bob) Fox of Prior Lake; sons, Steven (Barb) Kurvers and Michael (Maureen) Kurvers all of Shakopee and Thomas Kurvers of Prior Lake; 9 grandchildren, Chris (Kristi) Fox, Corey Fox, Kelly (Cade) Hammerschmidt, Jenny (Kevin) Wetherille, Sarah (Tom Speedling) Kurvers, Lisa (Justin) Filan, Michelle (Mike) Karr, Michael Jr. (Jess) Kurvers and Marty Kurvers; 12 great grandchildren.

Gene joined the Army to serve his country at the age of 15. When they found out how young he was the Army honorably discharged him eight months later.

Gene worked for many years with Continental Machines in Savage and after a few years running a home cleaning service, he was employed as a rural postal carrier with the Shakopee Post Office. Gene had many interests and hobbies during his lifetime and especially enjoyed golfing, fishing, hunting and working in his yard. In retirement he became a prolific reader and was a frequent visitor to the Shakopee Library.

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Scott R. Lindholm

4/30/1956 — 4/23/2011

Scott R. Lindholm, age 54, of Prior Lake, passed away Saturday, April 23, 2011 while doing what he loved....running. Scott was
brought into this world on April 30, 1956 in Duluth, Minnesota. He graduated from Denfeld High School in Duluth. From there he received his Bachelor's Degree from Bemidji State in Psychology and English. Scott started his working life as a counselor for the State of Minnesota. This is where he developed personality traits that allowed him to become a mentor and guiding light to us all. Scott was an entrepreneur and leader that started many successful businesses. He loved many things in life such as his wife, children, family, friends, running, cooking, outdoors, working....and the list goes on. Scott will be forever loved and missed by his wife, Karla (Obeidzinski) Lindholm; children, Aaron Lindholm, Alex Lindholm, and Spencer Lindholm; parents, Robert Lindholm and Nancy (Larson) Lindholm; siblings, Gwen (David) Beissel and Doug (Debbie) Lindholm; and many other relatives friends who loved him. A family motto that drives us to succeed and which Scott lived his daily life by is: Anything unattempted....remains impossible.

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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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