Donald E. 'Don' O'Loughlin
7/30/1941 — 7/19/2014
Donald E. 'Don' O'Loughlin, age 72, of Brainerd, formerly of Shakopee, entered eternal life on Saturday, July 19, 2014, in Brainerd, Minnesota.
Don was born on July 30, 1941, in Shakopee, Minnesota, the son of Raymond and Odelia (Hennen) O'Loughlin. He married Shirley Walters on October 14, 1961, at Church of St. Mark in Shakopee.
For over 40 years Don worked at Anchor Glass in Shakopee, retiring as a maintenance supervisor.
Don's hobbies and interest include fishing, playing cards and other games, and tractors. He had a strong appetite for sweets, especially chocolate and ice cream. Family was important to Don, and he enjoyed helping everyone with anything they needed.
Don is survived by his wife, Shirley; daughter and sons, Brenda (Loren) Zellman, David (Christine), Dan (Rhonda), Duane (Marti); grandchildren, Mathew (fiancee Nikki), Christopher, Amy, Courtney, Ryan, Mollie, Nicholas, Allie, Johnny, and Owen; great-grandson, Lucas; siblings, Mary Jane (Larry) Kes, Joanne (Jim) Luce, Lois (Pat) Madden, Karen (Jim) Kemp, Kathie Brandel; sister-in-law, Maryann O'Loughlin; many nieces and nephews. Preceded by parents, Ray and Odelia; brother, John; brother-in-law, John Brandel; parents-in-law, Louis and Olivia Walters.
Josephine Marie Lannon
2/24/1922 — 7/18/2014
Josephine Marie Lannon, age 92, of Duluth, formerly of Burnsville, entered eternal life on Friday, July 18, 2014, at Solvay Hospice House in Duluth, Minnesota. Josephine was preceded in death by her husband, Leo W. Lannon; parents, Joseph and Emma Sodomka; brothers, Leo and Jim; She is survived by her children, Marian Kathleen (Mary) McMillan, Bill (Susie) Lannon, Jerry (Cindy) Lannon; her grandchildren, Danny and Emilie McMillan, Katie Jo Lannon, Ali Funk, Maggie Clark and Monica Funk; her great-grandchild, Josephine Clark; numerous extended family, relatives and friends.
Josephine was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to first-generation immigrant parents from Bohemia, currently the Czech Republic. Josephine's early years were spent on the family farms in Vining, Iowa, Racine, Wisconsin and Van Horne, Iowa. Following her father's death in 1940, Josephine with her family moved to Des Moines, Iowa where she worked for the Meredith Publishing Company. In 1947, the family moved to Minneapolis where she worked for Sears. She met her future husband in 1949 and they were married on September 5, 1951. Of special interest is that Josephine and Leo brought together Josephine's brother, Jim and Leo's sister, Betty Mae, to become a married couple.
Josephine's Catholic Faith was very important to her throughout her entire life, from her Holy Baptism in Vining, Iowa thru her nearly 70 years as a proud member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. The Mass, Rosary, and devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary were a part of her deep Catholic Faith.
Anatoli M. Mecicar
5/31/1969 — 7/5/2014
Anatoli M. Mecicar, age 45, of Bloomington, Minnesota, passed away on Saturday, July 5, 2014, at his home.
Anatoli was born on May 31, 1969, in Moldova, the son of Michael and Prascovia (Kurudimov)Mecicar. He was a medical transportation driver. He was married to Elena Hotco.
James Scott (Scotty) Clifford
4/21/1952 — 7/3/2014
James Scott (Scotty) Clifford, 62 of Chaska, Minnesota passed away Thursday, July 3, 2014 at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park of a massive heart attack. Born April 21, 1951, Scotty was a dedicated life mate, son, brother, uncle and musician.
He is preceded in death by his step-mother, Karen Clifford and survived by his life mate, Linda Unnur Oscsrson Strong and her sons Christopher and Jon; his father James Beryl (Bill) Clifford; mother, Muriel Knapp; his brothers Bob (Mona Neeley) Clifford, Bradley Clifford, Marc Dahlquist, Mike (Amy) Dahlquist and sister Amy (Chad) Wamhoff as well as 12 nieces and nephews and 1 great nephew.
Kevin K. Kratochvil
7/4/1961 — 7/1/2014
Kevin K. Kratochvil, age 52, of Farwell, Minnesota and formerly of Savage and Minneapolis died on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at his home. Kevin was born on July 4, 1961 in Minneapolis the son of Dennis and Gloria (Berg) Kratochvil. Kevin was a former employee of Thrivent Financial.
He is survived by his daughter, Marissa; father, Dennis and brother, Kim. He was preceded in death by his mother.
Neil A. Ess
11/6/1946 — 6/29/2014
Neil A. Ess, age 67, of Shakopee, died on Sunday, June 29, 2014, in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Neil was born on November 6, 1946, the son of Walter and Viola (Arnold) Ess. He married Kathleen M. Olson on June 18, 1977, in Crystal, Minnesota. Neil was the former owner of BNK Masonry and was a member of the Minnesota Brick Layers Union. He was an avid fisherman and collector of fishing rods. Neil was a long time participant and lover of fantasy baseball.
Neil is survived by wife, Kathy; son, Tyler; brothers, Dale, Bob (Peggy), Tim; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Maynard and Loretta Olson; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Dianna and Jerry Juelich; aunts, Evelyn Ess and Rosie Ess; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Viola; and brother, Dana.
Diane M. (Dee Dee) Heinz
7/23/1950 — 6/25/2014
Diane M. Heinz, age 63, of Shakopee died on Thursday, June 25 at her home. She was born on July 23, 1950 in Arlington, Minnesota the daughter of Harold and Jayne (Halik) Heinz. Diane was an employee of Scott County.
She is survived by 2 brothers and 1 sister, Bruce (Joan) Heinz, Debra (Bill) Heyda and Charles Heinz; nieces and nephews, Preston (Molly) Heinz, Rachel Heinz, Jennifer (Shane) Olivier, Tiffany (Jim) O'Neil and Vanessa Heinz; great nephews, Hunter and Zack. Diane was preceded in death by her parents and great nephew, Brandon Schneider.
Dylan Arthur Schmitz
2/26/2012 — 6/22/2014
Dylan Arthur Schmitz, age 2, of Shakopee, entered eternal life on Sunday, June 22, 2014, surrounded by his family.
Dylan was born on February 26, 2012, in Shakopee, Minnesota, the son of Ryan and Erin (Tranby) Schmitz.
Dylan is survived by his parents, Erin and Ryan; brother, Zachary; grandparents, Kevin and Becky Tranby, Ken and Sharon Schmitz; aunts and uncles, Kari Tranby (Dan Zika), Ryan Tranby (Nicole), Keith Schmitz (Amber Karcher-Ramos), Jamie Schmitz (Brent Johnson); great-grandparents, Angeline Tranby, Irvin and Luverne Stang, Oswald and Delores Schmitz; cousin, Scarlett Ramos.
Dylan was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Lloyde and Ruby Bruggeman, Arthur Tranby.
Dylan woke up and went to bed with a smile on his face, and the smile only grew larger with every obstacle he faced. He enjoyed giving 'knucks', reading books, listening to and playing music, playing with his big brother along with cars and trains and being a social butterfly.
Donald L. Tarr
8/29/1933 — 6/22/2014
Donald L. Tarr, age 80, of Shakopee died on Sunday, June 22, 2014 at the Golden Living Health Care in Hopkins. Don was born on August 29, 1933 in Aitkin, Minnesota the son of Vern and Ione (Jackson) Tarr. He was a veteran of the United States Army. Don graduated from Aitkin High School and attended the University of Minnesota and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Masters of Science Degree from St. Cloud State University. He taught and coached in Crosby-Ironton and was an elementary principal for the Shakopee Public Schools. Don also served as an Adjunct Professor at Mankato State University. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed all sports as a player, coach and official.
He is survived by his children, David Tarr and partner Josh; Dianne Greenwood, Jeanne and husband Mark Foudray, Dina Scholl and husband Matt, Emily Tarr and Margaret Tarr; sister Muriel Groves; brother, Jerry Tarr and wife Betty; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Robert Tarr, son-in-law, Jim Greenwood, brother-in-law, Vern Groves.
Donald F. 'Don' Hennen
6/4/1937 — 6/19/2014
Donald F. 'Don' Hennen, age 77, of Shakopee, entered eternal life on Thursday, June 19, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family.
Don was born on June 4, 1937, in Shakopee, the son of Albert and Elizabeth (Hentges) Hennen. He married Shirley Lenzmeier on June 18, 1960, at Church of St. Mark in Shakopee.
For 44 years, Don worked for Anchor Glass in Shakopee. He was an avid golfer, and enjoyed horseshoes, bowling, and fishing. Don also enjoyed playing baseball, and had been a longtime youth baseball coach in Shakopee. Don was a 3rd Degree member of the Knights of Columbus in Shakopee.
Don loved spending time with family. He is survived by his wife, Shirley (Lenzmeier); son, Dan (Norie); daughters, Laurie (Jim) Haeg, Lisa (Randy) Kubes, Linda (Lance) Hespenheide; grandchildren, Megan and Emily Hennen, Anna, Bubba and Sarah Kubes, Daniel, Lauren and Brooke Hespenheide; brother, Jim; sister, Barb Thomas; sister-in-law, Sharon (Tom) Veglahn; many nieces and nephews. Preceded by parents, Albert and Elizabeth; brothers, Wally and Leon.