Obituaries

Daniel L. Born

2/16/1961 — 7/14/2012

Daniel L. Born, age 51, of Shakopee, died on Saturday, July 14, 2012, at his residence.
Born on February 16, 1961, in Shakopee, the son of Terrence and Margaret (Goodspeed) Born.
Dan served his country in the United States Army, and received the Army Achievement Medal, May of 1983. He graduated from Concordia University, St. Paul, MN, December of 1998, with studies in Organizational Management and Communication.
Dan is survived by mother, Margaret; sisters and brothers, Jenny Kelly and husband, Pat, Jon Born and wife, Sheri, David Born and wife, Terri, Molly Bruckner and husband, Bob; 11 beloved nieces and nephews, Quinn, Shane and Blair Kelly, Stephanie, Erica and Julia Born, Brad and Brian Born, Jack, Evan and Ryan Bruckner; uncles, Dick Ace Goodspeed and Bob Goodspeed; aunt, Jean Tessmer and husband, Dick; and Madonna Goodspeed; many cousins and other relatives.
Daniel was preceded in death by his father, Terrence.

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James R. Zoschke

12/13/1945 — 7/10/2012

James R. Zoschke, age 66, of Shakopee, died on Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at Friendship Manor Nursing Home in Shakopee, surrounded by his family.
Jim was born on December 13, 1945, in Shakopee, the son of Raymond F. and Marie C. (Eitel) Zoschke.
Jim graduated from Shakopee High School in 1963. He grew up on a dairy and poultry farm outside of Shakopee. He has always had a very active role in farming and tending to the land.
Jim has seen a lot of our country due to years as a truck driver. He enjoyed antique cars, especially his El Camino and anything with a diesel engine. His passion is farming equipment. Jim has always been known for his joking behavior and his contagious laugh.
Survived by daughters, Sandra Zoschke, Amanda Zoschke, Renee Zoschke, and Jackie Roiger; grandchildren, Caleb and Kirsten, Brandon and Johnny, and Jessica; sister, Gloria Brennan; nephew, Richard Brennan. He was preceded in death by his parents.

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James Konen

5/14/1956 — 7/10/2012

James R. Konen, age 56, died on Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at Friendship Manor Nursing Home in Shakopee.
James was born May 14, 1956 in Fargo, North Dakota, the son of John R. and Lucille (Thorson) Konen. He worked in construction.

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Donald P. Hansen

5/18/1927 — 7/7/2012

Donald P. Hansen, age 85, of Burnsville died on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis. Donald was born on May 18, 1927 in Minneapolis the son of Martin and Minnie (Olsen) Hansen. He married Mari Anderson on December 5, 1953 in St. Louis Park. Donald was a Veteran of World War II serving in the Coast Guard and the Korean War serving in the Army. He was a 36 year employee of Northwest Airlines working in the electronics area.
Donald is survived by his wife Mari; sister, Marion (Sheldon) Stafford; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Helen, Alice, Marie and Betty; brother, Harold.

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Sarah Lynn Dellwo

4/15/1988 — 7/3/2012

Sarah Lynn Dellwo, age 24, of Shakopee died on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at her home in Shakopee. Sarah was born on April 15, 1988 in Minneapolis, the daughter of Dennis and Lori (Elfering) Dellwo. Survivors include her brother, Chris and his special friend, Michelle; grandma-mom, Maureen Dellwo; grandpa, Larry Elfering; great grandma Ermalinda Elfering; uncles, Peter and Ron Dellwo; aunts, Diane (Todd) Pederson and Kim Dahlen; cousins and many other relatives and friends, including, grandma, Carol (Benoy); grandpa, David Rients; aunts, Dawn Anderson (Rients), Lisa Hoops (Rients), Karla Jensen (Rients).
Sarah was preceded in death by her parents and grandpa-pa, Pete Dellwo; and uncle, Lee Rients.

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Michael James Gregoire

10/27/1969 — 6/27/2012

Michael James Gregoire, age 42, of Shakopee, died on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at St. Gertrude's Health Center in Shakopee. Mike was born on October 27, 1969, in Norman, Oklahoma, the son of Bruce and Peggy (Schumacher) Gregoire. On August 17, 1996, he married Melissa Schettler in North Dakota.
Mike graduated from the University of North Dakota with a business degree. He was a Beta Theta Pi at UND. Most recently, Mike worked as a marketing manager for Acer. Prior to working for Acer, he worked at Best Buy for 13 years, where he made many good friends.
Being raised in North Dakota, Mike enjoyed fishing and hunting, especially pheasant hunting. His hobbies included baseball, basketball, golf, traveling and special trips to the BWCA. He enjoyed playing all kinds of games, and he played to win. Mike coached his children on many youth sports teams in Shakopee. Spending quality time with his family was very important to him.
Survived by wife, Melissa and their 3 children, Mason, McKenzie, Luke; parents, Bruce and Peggy of Thompson, ND; brother, Todd (Ruth) of Waconia, MN; grandmother, Veronica Gregoire of Grand Forks, ND; mother-in-law, Kay Schettler, of Bismarck, ND; many relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by grandparents, Robert Gregoire, Vernon and Donna Schumacher; father-in-law, Delbert Schettler.

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Georgette Hergott

1/13/1921 — 6/21/2012

Georgette S., age 91, of Shakopee. Born in Spring Lake Township on January 13, 1921, the daughter of Gregory and Ida (Sand) Boehmer. She and Donald A. Hergott were married on August 21, 1943 in Shakopee. For 17 years Georgette worked as a dietary aid at St. Francis Hospital in Shakopee. She was a volunteer for Mobile Meals and Loaves and Fishes. She was an excellent cook and baker. Georgette and Donald loved traveling together.
Georgette is preceded in death by her husband, Donald, and parents. Survived by children, Yvonne (Stan) Andresen of Mankato, Michael, Mark (Bev), Pam (Mike) Reynolds, Greg, all of Shakopee; grandchildren, Jeff, Tami, David, Thomas, Michelle, Kenzie, Matthew, Bryan, Kayla; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters, Germaine Ryan and Grace Scherer; nieces and nephews.

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Martha Miles

3/5/1923 — 6/20/2012

Martha A. (Rowe) Miles, age 89, of Shakopee, died on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at St. Gertrude's Health Care Center in Shakopee.
Born on March 5, 1923, in Abingdon, Illinois, the daughter of Dr. Jesse Rowe and Nina Humphrey. She married Dr. Theodore O. Miles on September 25, 1943, in Abingdon, Illinois.
Martha worked at Donaldson's Department Store, and for many years assisted in her husband's optometrist office. Most recently, she worked at Pearson's Florist in Shakopee.
Martha was truly an inspiration to her family, and she will be deeply missed.
A special thanks to the staff at St. Gertrude's for the loving care they gave to Martha.
Survivors include her 3 daughters, Jessica (Herbert) Rott, Priscilla (Victor) Merryman, Pamela Dahlstrom; grandchildren, Tad (Sally) Merryman, Mark (Beth) Merryman, Whendy (Brad) Gass, Margaret (Bryan) Trabert, Rebecca (Brendon) Anderson, Stephanie (Kyle) Flaherty; great-grandchildren, Nick Ipsen, Emily Merryman, Sebastian Merryman, Morgan Trabert, A.J. Trabert.
Preceded in death by her husband, parents, and sister, Mary Frances Eagle.

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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.

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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.

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