Obituaries

Sally M. Herzog

8/18/1937 — 8/16/2016

Sally Marie (St Michel) Herzog, age 78, of Shakopee, passed away peacefully on Aug 16, 2016 at home surrounded by family.
Sally was born Aug 18, 1937 in Grand Forks N.D. to David St Michel and Julett (Sunsdahl) St Michel. She grew up in Red Lake Falls, MN and was the oldest, with brother, Mike and sister, Judy. She graduated high school from Mount St Benedict Academy in Crookston, MN and college from St Cloud University with a teaching degree. She taught French, social studies, homebound students, piano and worked at the district office. She married the love of her life, Bill Herzog, on Aug 20th, 1960. They had three daughters, Mary, Chris & Carolyn. She was active in Jaycees, Girls Scouts, volunteering at school and bridge club. Bill and Sally also shared their home with foster children, especially, Mary T and 6 foreign exchange students. They were blessed with 7 grandchildren, Tony, Michael, Katie, Kevin, Bailey, Bria & Brody. Sally's hobbies included genealogy, book and Red Hats clubs, puzzles, travel and spending time with family and friends.
She is survived by husband, William Herzog of Shakopee; daughters, Mary Herzog of Shakopee, Christine (Daniel) Schepers of Chaska, Carolyn (Bennett) Luce of Shakopee; grandchildren, Tony, Michael, Katie & Kevin Schepers and Bailey, Bria & Brody Luce; sisters-in-law, Rose Herzog and Agnes Searles; other relatives and friends. Sally was a wonderful wife, mother, 'Nina' and friend and will be greatly missed.
Sally is preceded in death by foster daughter, Mary Domek, sister-in-law, Phyllis St Michel, brother-in-law, Peter French and her parents, David & Julett St Michel.

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Derek J. Fath

11/30/1986 — 8/14/2016

Derek J. Fath, age 29 of Belle Plaine, died on Sunday, August 14, 2016 in Belle Plaine.
He was born on November 30, 1986 in St. Cloud, the son of James and Deborah (Gunderson) Fath.
He was a 2005 graduate of Jordan High School and received an Associates of Arts Degree from Rosemount Technical College. Derek enjoyed time with his family, especially his son Tucker, who brought great joy to his life. He was an outdoorsman who liked hunting, fishing and paintball. He was employed as a computer engineer at Systems Maintenance Services in Prior Lake.
Derek is survived by his son, Tucker James; parents, Jim and Deb Fath; sister, Sarah (Russell) Graham; niece, Hazel Graham; Tucker's mother and Derek's girlfriend, Ashley Hiemstra; grandparents, Joe and Donna Fath; aunts, uncles and many cousins.

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Barbara A. Greiman

7/17/1949 — 8/14/2016

Barbara A. Greiman, age 67 of Shakopee, passed away on August 14, 2016 in Marshfield, WI.
Barbara was born on July 17, 1949 in Madelia, MN the daughter of Lyle and Ramona (Robinson) Zemple. She married Joel W. Greiman on October 4, 1966 in Scobey, MT.
She worked as a tax accountant for H&R Block Tax Services.
Survivors include husband, Joel; daughters, Carla Greiman, Bobbie (Troy) Grunwald, Jackie (David) Soward, Lisa (Tom) Stephanites; 10 grandchildren, Jonathan and Christian Harrison, Roberta Greiman, Hailie and Andrew Grunwald, Keith and Kassandra Soward, Michael Greiman-Kukacka, Michael and Abigail Stephanites; 6 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers; 1 sister; 1 sister-in-law; favorite daughter, Hillary.

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Robert W. 'Jim' Eshleman

8/6/1927 — 8/11/2016

Robert W. Eshleman 'Jim', age 89, of Chaska passed away on Thursday, August 11, 2016 at his home.
Jim was born to Charles and Henrietta (Wealing) Eshleman on August 6, 1927, in Adrian, MN, where he was raised and received his education. On July 5th, 1947 he married Marilyn Swenson, in Jasper, MN. Following their marriage his work took them to Sioux Falls and Huron, SD, Newton, IL, Mora and Hopkins.
In 1952, they moved to North Branch. Jim was employed as a heavy equipment operator and over the road truck driver.
In 1964, the family moved to Shakopee, where Jim became a Terminal Manager for Nitehawk Express. After retiring from Nitehawk Express, he drove semi for several other trucking companies.
Jim was a proud member of Minnesota River Valley Lodge #6 and Zuhrah Shrine Temple of Minneapolis.

He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Marilyn; son, James (Karen); daughter, Judy (Mike) Fern; grandsons, William (Chantelle), Anthony (Kelly); great-grandchildren, Erik, Mikayla; sisters, Mary, Lois (Walter), Betty (Paul), Nancy (Hugh); and many relatives and friends.

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Roger A. Hahn

3/17/1955 — 8/10/2016

Roger A. Hahn, age 61 of Mountain Center, CA, passed away on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at his home.
Roger was born on March 17, 1955, the son of Eugene and Lorna Hahn.
Roger graduated high school in 1973 in Shakopee, MN and went on to earn a degree from University of MN at Morris. After college he spent time doing counseling at youth camps in MN and WI and later would own a canoe outfitting business at Seagull Lake on the Gunflint Trail.
Roger moved to Southern California in 2002 where he met is wife and soulmate Annalisa. They quickly made their home on 2.5 acres flanked by the Santa Rosa and San Bernardino National Forest. He was in his element surrounded by wildlife and numerous hiking and biking trails. He was embraced by Annalisa's large family and spent many weekends showing his 'new nephew' Ross everything he could about joys and pleasure of life, including camping, fishing, rollerblading and being a gentleman. He became an instant son and brother to Annalisa's parents Ruben and Irene and brother Lionel and sister Rubena.
Roger and Annalisa opened a successful antique store and websites called the Antique Hunter. This venture gave Roger great joy as it allowed him to fulfill one his passion for 'picking' and meeting new people. He later pursued his other passion of writing and photography and wrote for a local paper as well as several on-line publications. He and Annalisa spent 13 wonderful years crossing off 'bucket list' items such as trips to Montana to fly fish as many rivers as possible, Alaska and British Columbia, canoe trip to the Boundary Waters and Quetico Provencial Park, and loading up their vintage airstream for charts unknown until they got there. While they did not have kids in the conventional sense (they were never conventional) they did have many four-legged fur babies in their life and at the time of his passing he was surrounded by his wonderful Bella, Brownie and 2 English Cream Retrievers Jude and Geena.
At the time of his passing he was pursuing his ultimate bucket list item: writing a novel.
Roger is survived by Wife and Soulmate, Annalisa Hahn; brother, Terry (Kathy); 4 nephews, Robert (Marlene), Michael (Laurie), Timothy (Sarah), Andrew Hahn; 10 great nieces and nephews, Shelby, Layla, Brody, Cadence, Theo, Oliver, Cadie, Austin, Bailey, Felicity .
He is preceded in death by his parents Eugene and Lorna Hahn.

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Todd Wallace Solseth

2/7/1960 — 8/10/2016

On August 10, 2016, the world lost another super hero when Todd Wallace Solseth, age 56 passed away at his home at Hammer Residence in Plymouth.
Todd was born on February 7, 1960 in Minneapolis, MN, the son of Wallace and Deloris 'Lori' (Stensby) Solseth.
Todd was a huge Super Hero fan. He had fun clowning around and calling everyone 'Hotdog'. He enjoyed music, swimming, bowling and arm wrestling. He was very competitive, and it showed when he competed in the Special Olympics.
Todd treated everyday like it was a birthday and he enjoyed being the center of attention.
Todd is survived by his sisters and brother, Beth (Bob) Van Bergen, Gary (Gwen) Solseth, Lori Solseth (Sam Jenkins); and many nephews and nieces. He is preceded in death by his parents, Wallace and Deloris 'Lori' Solseth.
The family would like to give a special thanks to all the caregivers at the Hammer Residence. Todd was loved by many.

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Wilton L. Peterson, Jr.

7/14/1949 — 8/9/2016

Wilton L. Peterson, Jr., age 67 of Shakopee passed away in Spearfish, SD.
Wilton was born in Marshall, MN on July 14, 1949, the son of Wilton and Ethel (Stiff) Peterson, Sr. He married Sandy Peterson on April 24, 1999 in Shakopee.
He worked for North Star Auto Auction as a transportation manager. He also owned Peterson Towing and Wills Riverview Campground. Wilton enjoyed spending time on his Harley and loved going to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota.
He is survived by wife, Sandy; son, Jason (Kimberly); 3 grandchildren, Ryan, Cassie, Sara; 2 great-grandsons; 4 sisters, Maren Kay (Randy) Welsand, Edith (Craig) Bren, Evelyn Hill, Connie Peterson; nieces and nephews; brother-in-law, Randy (Cheryl) Peterson. Preceded in death by parents, Wilton and Ethel (Stiff) Peterson Sr.; infant brother; niece; sister-in-law.

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Cecil 'Pete' Clay, Jr.

3/22/1929 — 8/7/2016

Cecil 'Pete' Clay, age 87, of Shakopee, entered eternal life on Sunday, August 7, 2016, at his home.
Pete was born in Minneapolis, MN on March 22, 1929, the son of Cecil P. Clay, Sr. and Mary (Hessman). He married Della DeMers on May 6, 1950, in Shakopee, MN, at Church of St. Mary.
Pete served in the United States Army during the Korean War, and received a citation from President Truman. For 30 years he was a loyal member of the Shakopee Veterans Honor Guard, and was a member of both the Veterans of Foreign Wars 4046, and American Legion Post 2 of Shakopee. He was the National AD Camp with the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Pete also enjoyed hunting and fishing with his children, traveling with Della and his trips to visit his son in Alaska. He was always looking for 'gold', and inventing things!
Pete is survived by his wife of 67 years, Della; sons, Peter (Nancy), Patrick (Sue), Robert (Judy), Ross (Ann); daughter, Rebecca (Paul) Schwaesdall; 10 grandchildren, Pete and Gary (Tina), Philip (Shawn), Randy (Megnan) and Angela (Mike) Beinhorn, Christopher (Crystal) and Ryan, Andrew Dickson, Alex Dickson and Laura (Patrick) Farrell; 7 great-grandchildren, Cameren, Corbin, Trinity, Cassandra, Alexis, Gabrielle and Piper; brother, Roy (Jenny). Preceded by parents; brothers and sisters; son-in-law, Barry Dickson.

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Phu H. Tran

3/14/1973 — 8/6/2016

Phu H. Tran, age 43, passed away on Saturday, August 6, 2016, at his home in Waconia, Minnesota.
Phu was born on March 14, 1973, in Saigon, Vietnam, the son of Quy Tran and Thuoc (Nguyen) Ross.
Phu is survived by his mother, father, and brother, Duc Tran.

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Robert Joseph 'Bruts' Boyer

8/14/1924 — 8/6/2016

Robert J. 'Bruts' Boyer, age 91, entered eternal life on August 6, 2016, at Ebenezer Arbor Lane in Burnsville, MN.
Robert was born on August 14, 1924, in Forest Lake, MN, the son of Anton and Anna (Groess) Boyer.
Robert was a Sgt. in the United States Marine Corps during WWII, and was stationed in Pearl Harbor for 3 years. He married Lorraine Spescha, and was employed as a truck driver for Britton Motors, as well as being self employed.
Robert enjoyed playing softball in to his 80s, and playing horseshoe, cards, and hunting and trap shooting when he was younger.
He was a Life Member of the Dan Patch American Legion Post 643 in Savage, a Teamster, and a member of the Marine Corp League.
Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Lorraine; daughter, Karen (Boyer) Bohn; parents, Anton and Anna (Groess); sisters and brothers. Survived by sons, Eugene (Lori Larson), Kirk (Nancy), Todd; son-in-law, Marcus Bohn; 6 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.

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