Obituaries

Clem Menden

3/11/1920 — 6/30/2015

Clem Menden, age 95, of Shakopee died on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at his home. He was born on March 11, 1920 in Marystown the son of Peter and Theresa (Lehnen) Menden. He married Mabel Conrady on November 5, 1947 in Shakopee. Clem owned and operated DX Service Station in Shakopee and was a retired employee of Cargill.
He is survived by his children, Roger (Tracy) Menden, Beverly (Mike) Lucarelli, LuAnn (Rich) Nead, Linda (Mike) Hanel; daughter-in-law, Barb Menden; 11 grandchildren, Zachary (Megan), Joshua and Benjamin Menden, Brian (Natalie) and Kelsey Lucarelli, Eric and Rachel Nead, Tasha Hanel, Mitchell Menden, Lindsey (Scott) Puffer and Jessica Menden; 6 great grandchildren; brother, Ed Menden; sister-in-law, Evelyn Menden. He was preceded in death by his wife, son, Kenny; grandchildren, Gina and Scott Lucarelli; brothers and sisters.

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Carole Ross

8/25/1948 — 6/30/2015

Carole L. Ross, age 66, of Shakopee entered the spirit world on June 30, 2015 at United Hospital in St. Paul. Carole was born on August 25, 1948 in St. Paul the daughter of Ernest and Ellen (Quinn) Ross, She was the retired Education Director for the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community in Prior Lake.
She is survived by her son Dylan; sister Karen Ross and John Granlund; sister-in-law, Sue Ross; nephews, Ross Granlund and John Granlund III; nieces, Kim Hays, Kari Armelin, and Katie Ross. Preceded in death by parents and brother Ronald Ross.

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Sherman S. Thurmer

10/8/1934 — 6/27/2015

Sherman S. Thurmer, age 80, of Shakopee entered eternal life on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at his home. Sherman was born on October 8,1934, in Morris, Minnesota the son of Otto and Emma (Gunderson) Thurmer. He married Rose Marie Peterson on October 16, 1954, in Morris. He was a Veteran of the United States Air Force during the Korean War, earning the rank of Airman First Class. He was employed as a Heavy Equipment Mechanic and Supervisor prior to retirement.
Survivors include his loving wife of 60 years Rose Marie; sons, Bob (Lisa), David, Daniel, Mark (Sherry); daughter, Diane (Jerry) Dubbels; 6 grandchildren and 1 great grandson; 2 sisters, Margie and his twin sister, Shirley. He was preceded in death by infant daughter.

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Mary A. Nutter

11/12/1930 — 6/27/2015

Mary A. Nutter, age 84, of Apple Valley died on Saturday, June 27, 2015, at her home. Mary was born on November 12, 1930, in Minneapolis the daughter of Manfred and Marie (Vasily) Carlson. She married Curtis Nutter on September 5, 1953
in Minneapolis. She was a registered nurse at St. Mary's Hospital in Minneapolis. Mary was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Father John Deere Council Knights of Columbus Council 4914 of Prior Lake and Savage and was a member of Minnesota Concerned Citizens for Life.
She is survived by 6 children, Debbie (Lyle) Dokken, Michael Nutter, Kathy (Patrick) Riley, Terri (Curt) Bachmeier, Patrick (Gretchen) Nutter, Mary Beth (Bruce) Jenkins; 11 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; sister, Margaret Robbie. She was preceded in death by her husband Curt.

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Andrew Ball

5/20/1969 — 6/19/2015

Andrew Patrick Ball passed away on June 19th, 2015, at age 46. His parents were Albert and Helen Ball. His daughters are Andi Strand and Ashli Ball. Gone but not forgotten. RIP

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Shirley C Gillespie (Hoffman)

4/19/1927 — 6/19/2015

Shirley C. (Hoffman) Gillespie, age 88, formerly of St. Paul passed away on June 19 at the Golden Age Manor in Amery, Wisconsin. Shirley was born on April 19, 1927 in Des Moines, Iowa. Shirley was a school teacher who taught at Nativity of Mary in Bloomington, Annunciation in Minneapolis and Holy Spirit in St. Paul.
Shirley was preceded in death by her son, Stephen Hoffman; She is survived by her children, Julie McVay (Kevin), Cathy Hoverman and John Hoffman; 9 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.

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Carol M. Wagner

12/22/1948 — 6/19/2015

Carol M. Wagner, age 66, of Shakopee, died on Friday, June 19, 2015, at Methodist Hospital, in St. Louis Park, MN.
Wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Carol was born in Shakopee, Minnesota to Leona and Leroy Listrude. The oldest of 8 children. She lived in Shakopee for most of her life. She married Gordon Wagner and they later divorced. She was a great mother and caregiver. She spent her early motherhood as a stay at home mom and did daycare. Once everyone was grown and in school she worked various jobs. She spent her retirement at Valley View Assisted living where she loved to socialize with other residents. They played cards and she was often the big winner at bingo. Her family was very important to her. She loved to go to the cabin and hang out with friends and family. She adored her grandchildren and tried to spoil them as much as she could. She will be greatly missed. She is survived by her children Charlene (Scott) Ridlon, Bryant (Kris) Wagner, Lyle Wagner, Paul (Heather) Wagner; her grand children Nicholas Wagner, Gabrielle Ridlon, Carter Wagner and Blake Wagner; brothers and sisters Joanne (Steve) Weckman, Jim (Dana) Listrude, Marlene (Steve) Mears, Debra (John) Trutnau, Kenny (Pam) Listrude, Luanne (Dave) Kirschner; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother Gary; and nephew Levi.

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Susan L. Studt

4/30/1943 — 6/15/2015

Susan L. Studt, age 72, of Savage, passed away on Monday, June 15, 2015, at the Golden Living Center in Bloomington, MN.
Susan was born on April 30, 1943, in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Thomas and Solveig (Kaldahl) Kreuzer. She married James Studt on October 19, 1963, in Milwaukee, WI. Susan worked as a cashier in a hardware store and a quilting shop. She loved to quilt.
Susan is survived by her husband Jim; daughters Christine Moore and Geraldine 'Gerri' Lang; son Phillip Studt; grandchildren Sarah and Stephanie Swanson, Morgan Studt; brothers Louie (Cindy) Kreuzer and George Kreuzer; sister Helen (Charles) Wartchow. She was preceded in death by her son John; parents Thomas and Solveig Kreuzer; and brother Tom Kreuzer.

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Shelly Wilson (Gits)

7/17/1960 — 6/15/2015

Shelly A., age 54, of Maple Grove. Survived by partner Jim Hauck; 4-legged companion Lilly; sisters Diane Chapman (partner Greg LaRoy), Annette (Rick) Wermerskirchen; brother Bob (Gwen) Gits; nieces and nephews Ryan Chapman (fiancee Louie Ritacco), Alex Chapman, Jenny (Jack) Anderson, Jessica (Avery) Hackbarth, Jamie, Alyssa and Makenzie Gits; great-nephew Thomas Anderson; many other relatives and friends. Preceded by parents Thomas and Bernetta Gits.

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Mary K. Barry

3/10/1924 — 6/14/2015

Mary K. Barry, age 91, of Shakopee, entered eternal life on Sunday, June 14, 2015, at Emerald Crest of Shakopee, MN.
Born in Jordan, MN, on March 10, 1924, the daughter of Donald and Elizabeth (Smith) Coghill. Mary married Jesse Barry on August 29, 1945 in Jordan, MN. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, reading, and traveling with her husband, Jesse.
Mary is preceded in death by her husband Jesse (1995); grandchildren Bryan and Jennifer Barry; siblings Blanche Fahey, Helen Coghill, Father Elstan Coghill, Barbara Polingo; daughter-in-law Beverly Barry. Survivors include her children Vincent 'Michael' (Ana), Don (Judy), Eileen (Phil) Hallin, Peggy (Lowell) Pemberton, Marie (Bill) Flanary, Joan (Terry) Bliss, Alan (Cheryl), Suzanne (Greg) Gramlow; 21 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; brother Jesse (Laverne) Coghill; sister Joan Lyrek; many nieces and nephews.
Mary's family wishes to extend their gratitude to the caring staff at Augustana-Emerald Crest of Shakopee.

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