Virginia J. Paul

11/29/1933 — 12/20/2012

Virginia J., age 79, of Shakopee, died on Thursday, December 20, 2012, at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee.
She was born on November 29, 1933, in Redwood Falls, Minnesota, the daughter of Edwin and Zelda (Rennecke) Spiering. She graduated from Glencoe High School, and married Willard Paul on April 26, 1952, at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. Virginia and Willard operated Paul's Valley Bakery in Shakopee for fourteen years. She also worked in housekeeping for St. Francis Hospital in Shakopee for over 15 years. Virginia enjoyed traveling, and she loved spending time with her family and especially her grandkids.
Virginia was preceded in death by her husband, Willard; granddaughter, Amanda Paul; sister, Claire Long. She is survived by 3 sons and 2 daughters, Bruce and wife, Marjean, Larry and wife, Jeryl, Bonnie Johnson and special friend, Arthur Bast, Cindy Bailey and husband, Robert, Troy and wife, Susan; 20 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Evangeline Derby and husband, William, and Elvera Ogren.

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Glenn W. Kask

3/9/1922 — 12/18/2012

Glenn W. Kask, age 90, of Shakopee, died on Tuesday, December 18, 2012, at St. Gertrude's Health Care Center in Shakopee.
Glenn was born on March 9, 1922, in Red Wing, MN, the son of Ruben and Amy (Swanson) Kask. He married Phyllis Stryzewski on September 9, 1950, in Akron, Iowa, and together they had 2 children, David and Sue.
Glenn served as a medic in the United States Navy during WWII. Glenn was a funeral director, receiving recognition for being licensed for 50 years in the state of MN. In his later years he helped at McNearney Funeral Home in Shakopee. But, most of his career, over 30 years, he was employed by Hennepin County as a social worker. He was very generous to both Hope Lutheran Church in Minneapolis and his current church, St. John's Lutheran Church in Shakopee. He enjoyed going to auctions and collecting antiques. Glenn traveled all over the United States. He was a very dependable man with strong convictions. In his free time, he enjoyed writing, and was known for his wonderful Christmas stories.
Survived by son, David (Bonnie) of Duluth; daughter, Sue Johnson (Craig Kirby) of Sun Lakes, AZ; grandchildren, Jason and Bria Kask, Tom (Carla), Amy, and Dan Johnson; great-grandchildren, Frank and Rayna Johnson; sister, Caroline Kask, of CA; friend, Muriel Avery of Mpls. Preceded by wife, Phyllis; wife, Jeanette Karlsrud-Kask; sister, Ruby Hoffman; brother, Paul.

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Renelda A. Hauer

7/29/1924 — 12/18/2012

Renelda A. 'Nelly', age 88, of Shakopee, entered eternal life on Tuesday, December 18, 2012, at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee.
Nelly was born on July 29, 1924, in Marystown, the daugther of Frank and Emma (Theis) Hennen. She married Bill Hauer on June 12, 1945, in Marystown. Nelly was the owner of Hauer Drive In until 1971. One of her most enjoyable hobbies was fishing.
Nelly was preceded in death by her husband, Bill; brothers, Ervin and Melvin Hennen; sister, Mary Schesso. She is survived by daughters, Lynn Geiser and husband, Richard, Pat Niedorf and husband, Al, all of Shakopee; granddaughters, Jessica Grandstaff and husband, Matthew, Arica Logeais and husband, Matt, Alicia Worthey and husband, Scott; 7 great-grandchildren; sisters, Lucille Rosen, Lolly Marschall, Bea Krittenbrink, Sister Lalande Hennen, Lorna Paul and husband, Rich, Joann Schneider and husband, Ronald; brothers, Robert Hennen and wife, Rose, Richard Hennen and wife, Janice.

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Janeth Rose Berkland

6/4/1924 — 12/16/2012

Janeth Rose Berkland, age 88, of Waconia formerly of Shakopee, died on Sunday, December 16, 2012, at the Waconia Good Samaritan Center.
Janeth was born on June 4, 1924, the daughter of Walter and Hazel (Goings) Norton. A graduate of Roosevelt High School in South Minneapolis, and she received a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Minnesota. After college, Janeth worked at the Margaret Barry Settlement House in Northeast Minneapolis. Janeth married Alvin Berkland on September 1, 1951, in Minneapolis.
She ended her career working for 10 years at the Women's Correction Facility in Shakopee. There she worked her way up to a Cottage Director, retiring in 1987.
Janeth did a lot of recreational training and programs for the Mpls. Recreation Deptartment. She also worked as an assistant to the Recreation Director for the City of Hopkins.
She was always very active in sports. She played fast pitch softball, volleyball, and basketball. In softball, she pitched her team to seven world tournaments between 1951 and 1965. Janeth was the first woman in the MN Fast Pitch Softball Hall of Fame. She also swam in the Aqua Follies in the early 1950s. Besides sports, she loved collecting rocks, especially around Lake Superior with her family.
Preceding her in death was her husband, Alvin; sisters, Jean Clark and Shirley Ehlers; brother, Robert Norton. Janeth is survived by daughter and sons, Robyn Bertram (David Redden) of Roberts, WI, Robert (Joan) of LeSueur, Brett (Kathy) of Watertown; 8 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; sister, Nathalie (Keith) Pickering of Watertown.

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Mary Magdalene Winch

9/29/1930 — 12/10/2012

Mary M. Winch, age 82, of Bloomington, formerly of Shakopee, died on Monday, December 10, 2012, at Fairview University Hospital, Minneapolis, MN.
Born on September 29, 1930, in Shakopee, MN, the daughter of John and Cecelia (Breeggemann) Smith. Prior to retirement, Mary was a professional seamstress.
Survived by loving daughters, Nancy (Larry), Dawn (Jan); grandchildren, Jana, Carrie, Wade; great-grandsons; sisters, Lucille, Bernice (Bob), Darlene; many nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her parents; and brother and sisters, Willis, Mabel, and Carol.

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Cynthia Ann Persell

9/9/1960 — 12/9/2012

Cindy A. Persell, age 52, of Burnsville, with her family at her side, died on Sunday, December 9, 2012, at Fairview Ridges Hospital in Burnsville. Cindy had a 45 day battle with lung cancer.
Cindy was born on September 9, 1960 in Graceville, MN to Lawrence and Adeline (Schmidt) Taffe. The second of four daughters. Cindy attended and graduated from Graceville Public Schools in 1978. She attended Willmar Vo-Tech where she received her cosmetology degree. She married Steven John Persell September 6, 1986 at Holy Rosary Church in Graceville, MN. They built their home in Burnsville, MN and their family was complete when Sadie Rose was born in 1996. She was a mentor to Sadie, they shared an incredible bond.
Cindy was a hair stylist at Lucarelli's hair studio in Shakopee, before purchasing the salon in 1987, now known as Persell’s Hair Team. She was a skilled stylist, always keeping up with the latest trends. She took great pride in making people look and feel beautiful. She considered her clients her friends.
Cindy had sparkling brown eyes, a beautiful smile and a contagious laugh. She independently studied organic nutrition and spiritual healing. Cindy loved to entertain her family and friends and could always be found in the kitchen trying out a new recipe. She was a 'giver'. She enjoyed trips to Mexico and Duluth with Steve and Sadie. The ocean, bon-fires, camping, reading, road trips with her sisters, meditation and long walks.
Survived by loving husband, Steve; daughter, Sadie; mother, Addie Taffe; sisters, Mary (Mike) Andrews, Janette (Randy) Sigler, Lisa Kateley and friend, John Rafuse; mother-in-law, Jackie Persell; father-in-law, Dewey Persell; sisters-in-law, Kathi Durkee and Karen Persell; nieces and nephews, Lindsay, Megan, Rani, Kristofor, Jessi, Brian, Allyson; beloved pet dog, Lucy. Preceded by father, Larry Taffe; grandparents, James and Rose Taffe, Joe and Matilda Schmidt; several aunts and uncles; beloved pet dog, Hattie. 'The love that's been expressed towards Cindy, especially when this struggle began, is a mirror reflection of the love that she put in to this world.'

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Jerry J. Skorczewski

2/13/1948 — 12/3/2012

Jerry J. Skorczewski, age 64, of Shakopee, died on Monday, December 3, 2012, at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, MN.
Jerry was born February 13, 1948, in Canby, MN, the son of Ted and Florine (Olsonowski) Skorczewski. He married Judy Peschon, and, at times, was a custodian at St. Mark's Catholic Church, Shakopee Public Schools, and Friendship Village in Bloomington. Jerry was a member of the Army National Guard, and he was a Life Member of the Shakopee American Legion Post 2. He loved old western movies, hunting, fishing and camping, and bowling.
Survived by wife, Judy; mother, Florine; brother, Robert (Pat); sisters, Judy Pipke, twin sister, Janice (James) Lacek, Shirley Skorczewski, Lorie (Scott) Spear, Karen (Michael) Fell; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by father, Ted; brother, Gordon.

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Kathleen Ann Lind

3/15/1959 — 12/3/2012

Kathleen Ann Lind, age 53, of Shakopee, died on Monday, December 3, 2012, at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee, MN.
Kathleen was born on March 15, 1959, in Shakopee, the daughter of Robert and Mildred (Lauer) White.
Kathleen was a daycare provider in Douglas, Wyoming. She enjoyed making bracelets, and her 'Wednesday phone calls' from family. Her biggest love was her children and spending time with her grandkids.
Survivors include her daughter and son, Kelly (Josh) Johnson, and Kenny Lind, all of Douglas, WY; grandchildren, Braiden and Blaine; brothers and sisters, Robert White of Shakopee, Louisa (Ernie) Johnson, of Mound, Mary White of Shakopee, Paul (Dawn) of Carver, Ann (Mark) Lemke of Watertown, Laura (Alan) Malecha of Lonsedale, John White of Shakopee; ex-husband, Keith Lind of Wright, WY; nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and friends
Kathleen was preceded in death by parents; and nephew, Michael White.

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Herbert A. Perkins

1/30/1957 — 11/29/2012

Herbert A. Perkins, age 55, formerly of Farmington/Shakopee, died on Thursday, November 29, 2012, at Lutheran Home in Belle Plaine.
Herbert was born on January 30, 1957, in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Herman and Eloise Perkins.
Herbert served in the United States Navy during the Persian Gulf War. He retired from the United States Navy and then worked in purchasing at the Veteran's Administration Medical Center.
Survivors include his two sons, Herbert, Jr. and wife, Dina Kong, and Jason; grandchild, Ria Perkins; siblings, Sylvia, Regina, Sheila, and Joseph Perkins; ex-wife, Jennifer Perkins-Boddie; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

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LaVerne Vierling

8/5/1921 — 11/28/2012

LaVerne, age 91, of Shakopee, died on Wednesday, November 28, 2012, at St. Gertrude's Health Center in Shakopee.
Born on August 5, 1921, in Chanhassen, Minnesota, the daughter of Jacob and Josephine (Williams) Kerber. She married Marcus Vierling on February 23, 1943, in Chanhassen.
LaVerne was a member of the Shakopee Council of Catholic Women, and she was a charter member of St. Francis Hospital Ladies Auxiliary. She volunteered her time at Church of St. Mark, St. Francis Hospital, and Meals on Wheels. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, gardening and canning. But, LaVerne mostly enjoyed spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren.
Preceded in death by husband, Marcus; sister, Peg Pruden. Loving mother to daughters and son, Mary Jane Rein and husband, Willy, JoAnn Flynn, Donna Sames and husband, Don, Bette Erickson and husband, Ed, Mark Vierling and wife, Dawn. LaVerne is also survived by grandchildren, Dave Rein and wife, Annemarie, Kurt Rein and wife, Kristen, Nicole Schwaesdall and husband, Ron, Katie Boehmer and husband, Joe, Renae Brekken and husband, John, Laura Sames, McKenzie and Mitchell Erickson, Brooke Vierling; great-grandchildren, Cassandra, Lindsey, Nicholas, Natalie, Griffin, Nora; brothers, George Kerber and wife, Evelyn, Pat Kerber and wife, Mona; brother-in-law, Leander Worm; several nieces and nephews.

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