Obituaries

Roselyn Mary Glenn

4/7/1938 — 9/29/2014

Roselyn Mary Glenn, of Shakopee, formerly of Mankato, died Monday, September 29, 2014, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer, at the age of 76.
Lynn grew up in Minneapolis, the fourth child and first girl to Anthony and Mary (Piazza) DeLisi. She graduated from St. Margaret Mary Academy - now BSM. She went on to the University of Minnesota to earn her BS in elementary education. Lynn met Dave Glenn at the Catholic Youth Center when she was 16. She married Dave after graduating from college. She worked as a teacher for one year before giving birth to the first of four children (Pat, Pete, Kelly, and Kathy). Just before Pete was born they moved to Mankato for Dave's job and lived there for 37 years. Raising her children was her most important job and what she loved most.
Lynn worked as a teacher/substitute in Mankato for many years and owned Peter Pan Pre-school before moving to Shakopee in 2000. She continued to work as a substitute teacher for several years in Shakopee, volunteered at the elementary school, church and St. Francis Hospital for 9 years.
Lynn loved to travel and had many opportunities to travel over the years. She made two trips to Europe. She was an excellent seamstress and loved reading, gardening, walking and shopping.
She loved spending time with her 10 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. She played with all of them and took care of them whenever needed. Next to being Mom, this is what she loved most.
Preceded in death by parents and brother.
Survived by husband, Dave; sons, Pat and wife, Sue, Pete and wife, Denise, both of Gilbert, Arizona; daughters, Kelly Westberg and husband, Bryan of Delano, Kathy Sorenson and husband, Bryan of Shakopee; 10 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild.

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Norman A. Shutrop

7/22/1931 — 9/23/2014

Norman A. Shutrop, age 83, of Shakopee, passed away Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee.
Born on July 22, 1931, in Victoria, the son of George and Idella (Williams) Shutrop. He married Janice Shaw on June 6, 1959 in Minneapolis.
Norm was very proud to serve in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was also a member of the Shakopee Veterans Memorial Unit. He was a lifetime member of the Prior Lake V.F.W. Post 6208; and a member of the American Legion Post 2 in Shakopee where he served on the executive board.
Norm was a farmer, which was both his life and his hobby. He was a founding member of the Scott County Pork Producers. Norm was an usher at the Church of St. Mark; for 30 years he served as a supervisor with the Scott County Soil and Water Conservation District; and volunteered at the CAP Agency Food Shelf. In 2009, Norm was the Scott County Outstanding Senior. He was a 4-H leader who enjoyed fishing, traveling, old time dance, and 'handyman' projects.
Survived by wife, Janice; children, Peter Shutrop and wife, Renae, Pamela Peterson and husband, Rusty, Kyle Shutrop, Kelly Sorg and husband, Randy, Timothy Shutrop and wife, Judy; grandchildren, Carla and Kevin (fiancee Sarah) Shutrop, Mandy, Marty, Katie, and Ryan Peterson, Dana, Lisa, Nikki, Kristi, Kayli, Jeffrey, and Daniel Shutrop, Jay and Will Sorg, Ashley and Andy Shutrop; great-grandson, Owen; brother, Ben; many nieces and nephews. Preceded by parents, George and Idella (Williams); brother, Francis; sister-in-law, Betty; infant twin daughters.

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Paul R. Nielsen

7/12/1926 — 9/22/2014

Paul R. Nielsen, age 88, of Burnsville, passed away on September 22, 2014, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Minneapolis.
Born in Richfield, Minnesota on July 12, 19226, the son of Knud and Mabel (Thomas) Nielsen. He married Anna McCabe on May 20, 1950 in Minneapolis. For over 30 years Paul was a mail carrier in the Richfield area.
During World War II, Paul proudly served in the United States Marine Corps 6th Division. He earned the Purple Heart during the war. Paul was a member of the American Legion Post 435 in Richfield, and a member of member of the Disabled American Veterans.
Paul was a 3rd Degree member of the Knights of Columbus Savage and Prior Lake Council 4914.
He was an artist, photographer, and sharp shooter. He enjoyed spending time outdoors, especially his time hunting and gardening. Paul also volunteered his time at the MN Zoo.
Survived by wife, Anna; children, Cindy (Michael) Vance, Tess Newell (Tom Moreland), Jim (Marlene); 8 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 4 siblings and many family and friends. Preceded in death by son, Joe; parents, Knud and Mabel; 4 siblings.

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Tracy Lee Lanham

4/8/1969 — 9/19/2014

Tracy Lee Lanham, age 45, walked on September 19, 2014, at St. Gertrude's Care Center in Shakopee, Minnesota. Member of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community.
She was born on April 8, 1969, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the daughter of Clarence and Barbara (Benson) Enyart.
Tracy is survived by daughter, Jessi Rose Wisnewski; sons, Brock (Amber) Lanham, and Brandon Lanham; 3 grandchildren, one on the way, Bentley, Kyleigh, Kohlton; brother, Paul (Brenda) Enyart; aunt, Loretta (David) Zacharias; uncle, Dennis Blue; half-sister, Debra Ellis; Hunka brothers and sisters and other relatives.
Preceded in death by twin children, Amber and Keith 'Goober' Wisnewski; parents, Clarence and Barb (Benson) Enyart; grandmother, Rosella Enyart.

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Rosalee Daggett

1/6/1941 — 9/17/2014

RosaLee (Heinzerling) Daggett age 73 of Prior Lake, entered into eternal peace on the evening of September 17, 2014, at Robbinsdale Rehab and Care Center after suffering from a major stroke on August 14, 2014, with her loving family by her side.
She was born RosaLee Heinzerling on January 6th, 1941 to Fred and Rosa Heinzerling in Charles City, Iowa where she was born and raised until she moved to Prior Lake, MN in 1971. She lived a wonderful life, and was a 5 year breast cancer survivor. Throughout her life she worked at the Charles Theater, Drive In, she was also a stay at home mom, housewife, baker and beloved lunch lady.
She is survived by her children, Timothy Barr (Kathrine) Lakeville, MN, Tracy Barr (Kerry) Shakopee, MN, Rosa Gunderson (Paul) Willmar, MN, and Robert Daggett, Prior Lake, MN; brothers, John F. Heinzerling, Des Moines, IA and Rollin Heinzerling (Carol), Raleigh, NC/New Symerna Beach, FL; grandchildren, Kristi Steinbronn (Michael), Jonathan Barr, Brittany Frint (Justin), Allie Davidson (Randy) and Wyatt Gunderson; great-grandchild, Kalub Steinbronn. Preceeded in death by her parents, Fred and Rosa Heinzerling; and 2 husbands, Dennis Barr, and Richard Daggett.

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Kathleen A. 'Kathy' Leadstrom

4/18/1937 — 9/16/2014

Kathleen A. 'Kathy' Leadstrom, age 77, of Shakopee, passed away on Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at St. Gertrude's Health Center in Shakopee.
Born on April 18, 1937, in Minneapolis, the daughter of Hugh and Angeline (Kodytek) O'Brien. On February 23, 1963, she married Gary Leadstrom.
Kathy was a secretary, homemaker, and then worked at Berens Market in Shakopee. She enjoyed gardening, and was very active at the Church of St. Mary. She volunteered her time with the Shakopee Public Library Book Sale, and Feed My Starving Children.
Kathy is survived by her children, Patti Yorek (Dave Galbraith), Gary (Linda), Dan (Annie), Lori Leadstrom (Jim Bohar), and David; 9 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. Kathy was preceded in death by her husband, Gary (2004); parents, Hugh and Angeline O'Brien; brother, Kenneth.

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Warren LaCourse

5/6/1946 — 9/11/2014

Warren M. LaCourse, age 68, of Shakopee, passed away on Thursday, September 11, 2014, at his home.
Warren was born on May 6, 1946, in Crookston, Minnesota, the son of Henry and Genevieve (Drees) LaCourse. He married Barbara Stemmer on August 9, 1969, in Shakopee.
Warren served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He described his service there as 'typing his way through the war.'
At the Shakopee Junior High School, Warren was a longtime social studies teacher. For many of those years he coached cross country, track and field, and football. Warren has skied the Birkebeiner, a 43k cross country ski race, for 30+ years with his good friend, Bob Britz. He was truly an exercise enthusiast who loved running, biking, kayaking, and lifting weights. Warren was an avid reader, especially of history, as evidenced by his vast collection of books. More importantly, he was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.
Warren is survived by his wife, Barbara; sons, David and wife, Ann, C.J. and wife, Victoria; grandchildren, Lauren, Bradley, Madelyn, and Cody; sisters and brothers, Susan Poore and husband, Bob, Michelle Gerholz and husband, Howie, Maurie LaCourse, Scott LaCourse and Caryl Cronin; brother-in-law, Mike Stemmer and wife, Carla and their daughter, Bailey; sister-in-law, Kate Sloan and husband, Richard and their daughter, Emily; best friends, Rick and Sara Allex, Tom and Kathy O'Connor, Bob and Paula Britz, and Joe and Carolyn Kinney; aunts, uncle, nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by his parents.

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Maureen Preiss Fowler Balzer

4/13/1944 — 9/11/2014

Maureen Preiss Fowler Balzer, age 70, of Shakopee. Passed away on September 11 at Texas Terrace Nursing Home in St. Louis Park. Maureen was born on April 13, 1944 in Minneapolis the daughter of Ollie and Bernice (Watrin) Balzer.
Beloved and devoted mother of Chris (Julia) Preiss, Kelly Wilhelm, Karen (Brian) Short and Joshua (Kirsti) Preiss; 9 grandchildren, Jessica Carlton (Preiss) and husband, Clint Carlton, Nicole Preiss, Brittany Wilhelm, Karolyn Preiss, Tucker Wilhelm, Cole Short, Madison Short, Brooklyn Short, Oliver Preiss; 1 great grandchild, Emily Carlton; 2 sisters, 5 brothers, Mercedes Summers, Greg, Allen, and Randy Anderson, Richard, Jeanine and Jeffery Jacobson. She was preceded in death by 1 sister, 2 brothers, Meredith Harkins, Michael and Merrill Balzer and a nephew, Todd. Maureen treasured her family and touched all that she knew with her compassion, grace and laughter.

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Henry Kennith Groen

7/28/1938 — 9/9/2014

Henry K. 'Hank' Groen, age 76, passed away Tuesday, September 9, 2014, at his home with his family by his side.
Born on July 28th, 1938 in Priam Minnesota, the son of Henry B. and Augusta (Slagter) Groen. Hank married Judy Wilbur on June 3rd, 1961 at The Little Brown Church in the Vale in Nashua, Iowa.
Hank served in the United States Army, then drove a gravel truck for Northwest Bituminous. Prior to retirement, he spent 33 years working for the Metropolitan Counsel as an Operating Engineer. He was a proud member of The International Union Of Operating Engineers Local #35 and The Chaska American Legion Post 57.
Hank enjoyed life to the fullest. He always had a smile on his face and lit up the room when he walked in. He loved to tell stories, play cards, fish, dance and ride horses. He and Judy enjoyed travelling to attend NASCAR Races and other sporting events including 2 World Series, a college Final Four and a Stanley Cup. He loved old school country music and went to a lot of concerts. Most of all he loved to cheer on his grandkids at their sporting events.
Hank is survived by loving wife Judy; daughters Terri (Tom) Duchenes, Kim (Mark) Baillie and Sarah Groen; grandchildren Tony & Nate Duchenes; and nieces and nephews, brothers and sisters in-law. He was preceded in death by parents Henry & Augusta; siblings Beatrice Overlander, Alvin Groen, Delmar Groen, Deloris Tengwall, Betty Dirks and infant twin brother.
The family would like to thank Drs. David Willey, Scott Sharkey, Michael Torchia & Walter Dorman for excellent care throughout the years.

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Robert Charles Eager

5/10/1937 — 9/9/2014

Robert C. 'Bob' Eager, age 77, of Shakopee, passed away on Tuesday, September 9, 2014, at the Lutheran Home in Belle Plaine, Minnesota.
Bob was born on May 10, 1937, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the son of Charles H. and Olive (Hatcher) Eager. He married Carol Nelson on September 26, 1964, in Wayzata, Minnesota.
Bob served in the United States Army. He worked for over 25 years as a quality assurance engineer at Conklin Company in Shakopee.
Survivors include his wife of nearly 50 years, Carol; son, Dwayne Eager and wife, Shana; daughter, Jennifer Eager; grandchildren, Mikayla, Conal, and Elsa; sister, Judy Schulte; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother.

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