Alice M. Grocutt
6/7/1966 — 11/20/2014
Alice M. Grocutt, age 48, of Shakopee, passed away on Thursday, November 20, 2014, at her home.
Alice was born in Shakopee, MN, on June 7, 1966, the daughter of Jerome and Germaine (Mayerhofer) Wagner. She married Frank L. Grocutt on November 20, 1992, in Hastings, MN.
Alice worked for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, based in Minneapolis.
She enjoyed crocheting and cross stitching. Alice would make hats for cancer patients. She also enjoyed riding bike.
She loved spending time with her family and especially her son, Ian.
Survived by husband, Frank; son, Ian; siblings, Jeanne (Paul) Klingelhutz, Sharon (Glen) Parpart, Ellen (Terry) Battcher, Marilyn (Duane) Schmieg, Randy (Nita) Wagner, Mark Wagner, Raymond (Crystal) Wagner, Leann (Bob) Baxton. Preceded by parents, Jerome and Germaine Wagner; sister, Pat Wagner; nephew, Michael Wagner; sister-in-law, Shelly Wagner.
Jean V. Dressen
2/23/1929 — 11/19/2014
Jean V. Dressen, age 85, of Shakopee died on Wednesday, November 19, at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. Jean was born on February 23, 1929 in Shakopee the daughter of George and Lorraine (Eder) Kaley. She married Earl Dressen on February 4, 1948 in Shakopee. Jean was a Life Time Member of the ladies Auxiliary of Shakopee Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4046 and the Shakopee American Legion Post 2. She also served as a volunteer with the Bloodmobile and the Loaves and Fishes Program.
Survivors include her children, Steve (Sheila), Ed, Deb Macius, and Tim; 8 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren; brother, Dick (Nellie) Kaley; sister, Vonnie Rademacher. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents and brother, Don Kaley.
Mildred Rita Ludowese
11/5/1925 — 11/18/2014
Mildred Rita, age 89, of Hopkins, entered eternal life on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, at her home.
Mildred was born in Stewart, Minnesota, on November 5, 1925, the daughter of Dominic and Kathryn (McGraw) Ludowese. She worked as an accountant for FSI in Chaska, Minnesota.
She is survived by family and many friends.
Norbert N. 'Nubby' Theis
1/13/1931 — 11/17/2014
Norbert N. Theis 'Nubby', age 83, of Shakopee, entered eternal life on Monday, November 17, 2014, at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee, MN.
Nubby was born on January 13, 1931, in Marystown, MN, the son of Anton and Margaret (Hennen) Theis. He married Corrine Kerber on July 18, 1950, at St. Hubert's Catholic Church in Chanhassen.
He was a 4th Degree member of the James F. Campbell Council #1685 Knights of Columbus of Shakopee.
Although his primary passion was farming Nubby worked as a production and engineering manager at Minneapolis Moline and ADC Telecommunications. He served as the Chairman of Jackson township for 20 + years and was instrumental in the development of the 169 bypass and bridge. In this role he also served on various state transportation committees. Nubby enjoyed many activities and lived life to the fullest, among his favorites were card playing, time at the cabin, coaching tug of war teams and MN Twins baseball.
Family was very important to Nubby, he loved his time with them.
Nubby is survived by his wife, Corrine; children, Steve 'Hank' (Sherry), Bruce (Nancy), Connie (Paul) Doepke, Larry (Solveig), Jesse (Judy), Cindy (Vern) Pieper, Renee Erickson, Keith (Theresa); grandchildren, Sarah, Jenna, Charlie, Adam, Matt, Angel, Karen, Lucas, Abby, Brad, Mandy, Micah, Jake, Zach, Kelsey, Brian, Ashley, Tony, Meghan, Halle, Lindsey, Kayla, Kasey; 27 great-grandchildren; sisters, Esther Weinzierl and Arlene Luce. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Karen; grandson, Nathan; parents, Anton and Margaret; brothers and sisters.
Leona E. Ausham (nee Henning)
3/8/1929 — 11/16/2014
Leona E. Ausham, age 85, formerly of Shakopee, Eden Prairie, and Worthington, entered eternal life on Sunday, November 16, 2014, at District One Hospital in Faribault, Minnesota. Leona was born on March 8, 1929 in Reading, Minnesota the daughter of John and Ida (Schoo) Henning. She married Lloyd Ausham January 28, 1948 in Worthington. Leona was a 1946 graduate of Tracy High School and was a retired employee of Rosemount Inc.
Leona is survived by her daughter, Julie (Rodney) Zellmer of Amboy, Minnesota; grandchildren, Andrea Zellmer (Matt Haugh) of Delaven, Minnesota and Alison Zellmer of Minneapolis; sister, Cleo Taylor of Faribault and brother William Henning of Shakopee. She was preceded in death by her husband (1990); son, Keith Ausham; brothers, Quirinus, Arnold, Donald and Jack Henning; sisters, Loretta Paine, Geraldine Jamieson Dorothy Malcolm, Viola Bennett, Esther Benedict, Inez Coulter and Wilda Myers.
Leona was multi- talented and a hard worker. Throughout her life she did everything from housework, farm work, cooking, waitressing, daycare, seamstress, cashier and office work. She could whip up a wonderful meal after a full day's work or when any of her 13 brothers and sisters and their families would come over, which she loved dearly. Her apple pies were the best apple pies.
After she retired, she joined a bowling league, loved to golf, volunteered at Methodist hospital, cooked at soup kitchens and helped with funerals at church. She was a life- long member of the Worthington Ladies Auxiliary.
Wife, mother and grandmother, Leona was a devoted Catholic and raised her kids to be nice, mind your manners and don't cuss. She was always there for you and willing to help in any way she could. And she loved to shower her granddaughters with gifts and hugs.
Her presence here on earth will be missed by those who knew and loved her but the memories she left will always be in our hearts.
Sofiya V. Belanovich
3/19/1948 — 11/15/2014
Sofiya V. Belanovich, age 66, of Coon Rapids, Minnesota, passed away on Saturday, November 15, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids, Minnesota.
Vernon A. San
3/8/1920 — 11/15/2014
Vernon A. San, age 94, formerly of Shakopee, entered eternal life on Saturday, November 15, 2014, at the Belle Plaine Lutheran Home.
Vernon was born in Highlanding, MN on March 8, 1920, the son of Olaus and Eva (Lorentson) San. He grew up on the family farm, and attended school in Goodridge, MN. On September 21, 1955 in Sioux Falls, SD, Vernon married Marian Johnson (Blom) of Trimont, MN. He worked road construction until he retired.
Vernon served as a medical technician in the United States Army during WWII; he served in Africa, Italy, and Palestine. He was a member of both the V.F.W. #4046 and American Legion Post 2 in Shakopee.
His hobbies were gardening, fishing, traveling and old cars. He was always 'fixing and tinkering' around the house.
For over 20 years, Vern and Marian traveled to Arizona for the winter months. They made their home in Trimont, Shakopee, and Waterville, MN, and Apache Junction, AZ.
Vernon is survived by his wife, Marian; children, Rosella (Vern) Mix, Douglas Johnson, Barbara (Dale) Tordsen, Mary Kay (Paul) Kes, Rebecca (Chuck) Novakovich, Patricia (Brent) Dunn; grandchildren, Duane Mix, Anna (Mix) Lokensgard, Steven Mix, Michael Mix, Erin (Johnson) Covietz, Lucas Tordsen, Elizabeth (Tordsen) Scrogginthorpe, Jesse Tordsen, Jennifer Novakovich, James Novakovich, Brian Dunn; 16 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Olaus and Eva; brothers and sisters, Sadie Geving, Olga Kereluk, Leona Cain, Leonard San, Melford San, Paul San, Kermit San, and Edwin San; granddaughter, Kristene (Johnson) Heyer.
Nadzeya I. Hanchar
9/25/1928 — 11/7/2014
Nadzeya I. Hanchar, age 86, of Anoka, passed away on Friday, November 7, 2014, at her home.
Nadzeya was born on September 25, 1928, in Smolensk, Russia, the daughter of Ivan and Fekla Klimenkov. She was married to Anatol Hanchar.
Nadzeya worked as an operator on high pressure machines.
Lila A. Bauer
4/18/1937 — 11/6/2014
Lila A. Bauer, age 77, of Shakopee, entered eternal life on Thursday, November 6, 2014, at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee.
Lila was born in Jordan, Minnesota, April 18, 1937, the daughter of Philip and Florence Eiden. She married LeRoy Bauer on January 5, 1957, in Jordan.
Lila is survived by 11 children, Allan Bauer, Anita (Steve) Baudoin, all of Shakopee, Roger (Rose) Bauer, of Jordan, Kenny Bauer and his friend, Pamela, of Shakopee, Geralyn (Jim) Cooper, of Jordan, Diane (Joe) Hentges, Jim (Jacki) Bauer, all of Shakopee, Dennis Bauer and his friend, Laura, of Jordan, Cathy (Danny) Theis, of Prior Lake, Jeff Bauer and his friend Jenny, Bruce (Kelly) Bauer, all of Shakopee; 22 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; siblings, Daniel (Fran) Eiden, Phil (Ellen) Eiden, Gary (Joan) Eiden, Florence (Glen) Deutsch; brother-in-law, Clem Kreuser. She was preceded in death by husband, LeRoy (2008); parents; sister, Patricia Kreuser; brother, David Eiden.
Lila was a member of the Council of Catholic Women of the Parish of Saints Joachim and Anne. She also served the parish as a Eucharistic Minister and was a member and chair person of the Funeral Lunch Committee at the parish for several years. Lila was also a member of the Chaska Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary and a volunteer for Meals on Wheels.
Kathleen L. Rein
6/10/1945 — 11/3/2014
Kathleen L. Rein, age 69, of Shakopee. She was a fighter, and battled cancer for 2 years and 10 months. She entered eternal life on Monday, November 3, 2014, at Friendship Manor Nursing Home in Shakopee.
Kathy was born on June 10, 1945, in Shakopee, Minnesota, the daughter of Gilbert and Myrtle (Fischer) Neutgens. She graduated from Guardian Angels Catholic High School in Chaska. On June 4, 1966, she married Jim Rein in Chaska.
Kathy had worked as an electronic assembler for Data Card, and more recently worked as a custodian for the Three Rivers Park District. She and Jim did everything together, and when asked, she would try anything. Kathy also enjoyed her time with Jim and friends while wintering in Florida.
Kathy is survived by her husband, Jim; son, Richard (Tammy); grandchildren, Amber and Alex. She was preceded in death by her parents, Gilbert and Myrtle Neutgens.