Obituaries

Marilyn R. Lang

8/13/1935 — 2/5/2016

Marilyn R. Lang, age 80, of Shakopee, entered eternal life on Friday, February 5, 2016, at Friendship Manor Nursing Home in Shakopee, Minnesota.

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Wayne Keifer

5/1/1935 — 2/4/2016

Wayne Howard Keifer, of Eden Prairie, formerly of Shakopee, passed away on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, Minnesota.

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Kathleen Ann Reed

10/30/1956 — 2/3/2016

Kathleen Ann Reed, 'Kathy', age 59 of Jordan, Minnesota, entered eternal life on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at her home.
Kathy was born October 30, 1956 at St. Francis Hospital, in Shakopee, MN, the daughter of Marlin and Elva (Gerdes) Fahrenkamp.
Kathy married Wyatt Reed on March 19, 1988, at Christ Lutheran Church, Shakopee MN.
Kathy did office work for Kirby and Dangerfield's Restaurant. Kathy earned her degree in accounting, and as a CPA prepared taxes for many clients, including, Goodman Group, Fahrenkamp and Cameron.
She enjoyed fishing, flower gardens, estate sales and garage sales, especially looking for and wearing vintage hats, and Hot Wheels for 'the old man', driving her Corvette, her 2 horses, and of course 2 dogs, Wiggles and Ina.
Kathy will be missed by her husband Wyatt; her 3 sons, Harlan Garner of Las Vegas, NV, Clinton Reed of Chicago, IL, and Dalton Reed of Jordan, MN; one grandchild Joshua; mother-in-law, Dell Reed; as well as her brothers, sisters, in-laws, nieces, nephews, and many family and friends. Kathy was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Jon and sister, Mary Jane.
Blessed be her memory.

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John J. Golden

2/25/1943 — 1/28/2016

John J. Golden, age 72, of Golden Valley, entered eternal life on Thursday, January 28, 2016.
Survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Diane (Binsfeld); daughters, Anne Golden, Amy Ascheman (Brian); son, Patrick (Lorrie); grandchildren, Christopher, Katelyn, Sophia and Alexa; brothers and sisters, Patrick (Betty), Carol Bailey, Gene, Fred (Dianne), Mary Wolfe (Mike), Marilyn Fetter (Ray). Preceded in death by parents, Christopher and Rose (Ludwikoski); brother, Tom and sister, Kathleen Harper; and many nieces and nephews (Juncle Ohnny!)
John graduated from Regis HS in Eau Claire and College of St. Thomas in St. Paul. His career spanned over 30 years at IDS, now Ameriprise, retiring in 1998 as VP of Sales Compensation.
Best known for his love of sports of any kind (Go Packers!), fishing (stories of the fish he caught that grew bigger each year) and the infamous Golden Grown Kalski pickles. John was always cracking jokes and loved his dogs. He loved people and made friends wherever he went.

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Ivan Rybalko

2/24/1932 — 1/24/2016

Ivan Rybalko, age 83, of Shakopee, formerly of Russia, died on Sunday, January 24, 2016, at his home.
Ivan is survived by his wife, Vera; children, Nick (Dina), Paul (Lilya), Olga (Alexander Petrikov), and Alexander.

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Donna M. Siebenaler

1/16/1936 — 1/21/2016

Donna M. Siebenaler, age 80, of Shakopee, formerly of Lakewood, Colorado, entered eternal life on Thursday, January 21, 2016, at her home.
Donna was born in Shakopee, Minnesota, on January 16, 1936, the daughter of Leo and Magdelena (Girgen) Siebenaler. She worked as a buyer agent for Gates Rubber Company in Colorado for 32 years.
She enjoyed music, playing cards, and her 50 years in the Denver, Colorado area.
Donna is preceded in death by her brothers, Charles, Leonard, Ray, and Albert; sisters, Helen Davis, Martha Scherer, Rose Lenzmeier, Lillian Ess, Alice Klouda and Gertrude Roepke. Survived by sisters and brother, Dorothy Dennig, Rita Mellang, Mary Schlink, Florence (Richard) Gephart, Leo 'Sonny' (Silvia) Siebenaler; sister-in-law, Marvel Siebenaler; and many nieces and nephews.

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Ronald P. Strand

3/1/1937 — 1/21/2016

Ronald P. Strand, 'Ron', age 78, of Prior Lake, passed away on Thursday, January 21, 2016, at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee, Minnesota.
Ron was born on March 1, 1937, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the son of Arnold and Myrna (Femling) Strand. He married Joanie Haemig on September 5, 1958, in Coon Rapids, Minnesota.
A life-long Minnesota resident, Ron graduated as valedictorian of Anoka High School class of 1955 and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a B.S. and M.S. in Marketing and Management Education. He started his career as a high school teacher, then as a Vocational Program Supervisor for the Minnesota State Department of Education, then as a Regional Sales Vice President for 16 years, from 1971 to 1987, at Wilson Learning Corporation. Ron started his own business, Resource Connections, which was for business and management consulting and from which he had not retired.
Ron was involved in Coon Rapids Jaycees, Shakopee Tennis Association, member of the Shakopee School Board and chairman of Southwest Educational Foundation, as well as numerous other organizations.
Ron enjoyed tennis, running, including competing in the Twin Cities Marathon in 1985, skiing, golfing, fishing, camping, as well as competing in a variety of sports in his earlier years. Most of all, Ron enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
Survivors include his wife, Joanie; daughters, Cindy Johnson and husband, Dave, Nancy Evans and husband, Bob; grandchildren, Hailey, Andrew and Carter Johnson, Mark, Ashley and Corey Evans; brother, Gary Strand; sisters-in-law, Leanne Patchen and Lynda Haemig (her special friend, Andy); many lifelong friends, cousins, niece and nephews. Ron was preceded in death by his parents.

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Gertrude A. Roepke

8/6/1919 — 1/20/2016

Gertrude A. Roepke, age 96, of Shakopee, entered eternal life on Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at All Saints Senior Living in Shakopee, Minnesota.
Gertrude was born in Vermillion, Minnesota on August 6, 1919, the daughter of Leo and Magdelena (Girgen) Siebenaler. She married John A. Roepke on March 13, 1947 in Shakopee, Minnesota.
Gertrude served as secretary for 4 Superintendents for the Shakopee Public Schools. She was a historian for Church of St. Mark in Shakopee, a member of St. Francis Hospital Ladies Auxiliary, a member of the Council of Catholic Women, and a past member of the Shakopee Lioness Club. She loved her breakfast time with all her friends.
Gertrude is preceded in death by her husband, John; brothers, Charles, Leonard, Ray, Albert and sisters, Helen Davis, Martha Scherer, Rose Lenzmeier, Lillian Ess and Alice Klouda. Survived by sisters and brother, Dorothy Dennig, Rita Mellang, Mary Schlink, Florence (Richard) Gephart, Donna Siebenaler, Leo 'Sonny' (Silvia) Siebenaler; sister-in-law, Marvel Siebenaler; and many nieces and nephews.

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Lawrence T. Kes

11/9/1930 — 1/19/2016

Lawrence T. Kes, age 85, resident of Mala Strana Nursing Home in New Prague, formerly of Shakopee and Prior Lake entered eternal life on January 19, 2016.
Lawrence was born in Lonsdale, Minnesota, on November 9, 1930, the son of Emil and Ludmilla (Pumper) Kes. He married Mary Jane O'Loughlin at Church of St. Mary in Shakopee on August 7, 1954.
Lawrence served in the United States Army during the Korean War and was a driver and mechanic on Stanton Island. He then worked for Ford Motor Company in St. Paul as an assembler for 34 years. Lawrence was a Third Degree Member of the Knight of Columbus of Shakopee and spent his time enjoying the outdoors, especially camping, snowmobiling and site seeing. He also loved listening to old time music and playing euchre. Above all, he loved and cherished his family.
Lawrence is survived by wife of 61 years, Mary Jane (O'Loughlin); daughters and sons, Pattie Bell (Steve Simon), Paul (Mary Kay), Linda (Tim) Stodola, Dale (Kara); grandchildren, Rick Bell, Rhonda (Bell) Campion, Alison (Stodola) Castellanos, Lacy (Kes) Londin, Max Kes, Ted Kes, and Abby Stodola; 5 great-grandchildren; brothers, Emmanuel (Rose), Thomas (Kathy), Robert (Cecelia); sisters, Angela Kes and Mary Meyer; sisters-in-law, Eileen Kes and Elaine Kes. Preceded in death by his parents, Emil Sr. and Ludmilla; brothers, Emil, Myles, August, John and Frank; sister, Ludmilla Schoenbauer.

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Albert H. Schneider Sr.

12/9/1919 — 1/13/2016

Albert H. Schneider, Sr., Colonel, USAF, Ret.
Passed from this life on 13 January 2016.
Albert Henry Schneider, Sr. was born on December 9, 1919 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Emma (Stoeckle) and John Schneider. He attended the University of Cincinnati before entering the Army Air Corps in 1940.
He married Aileen Lamping on August 15, 1941 in Shreveport, Louisiana.
During WWII, Albert served as an instructor pilot in numerous aircrafts, including the B 17. After the war, he was involved with the Berlin Airlift. His stateside assignments included teaching Military History at West Point. During the Vietnam War, he served as a B 52 Wing Commander at Ellsworth Air Force Base, Rapid City, South Dakota and Anderson AFB on the island of Guam.
He is survived by his wife, Aileen; son, Albert H. Jr. (Betty) of Estero, Florida; daughter, Laura (Paul) Penny of Casper, Wyoming; grandsons, Albert III (Kristi) of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota and Joseph Roice of Casper, Wyoming; great-grandchildren, Quinn Anderson, Logan and Ethan Schneider of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota.

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