Obituaries

Marie Irene Bisek

8/19/1933 — 12/17/2014

Marie Irene Bisek, age 81, of Shakopee, entered eternal life on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, at Mala Strana Health Care Center in New Prague, Minnesota.
Marie was born in Shakopee on August 19, 1933, the daughter of Peter and Catherine (Meyer) Schmidt. She married Francis Bisek on June 23, 1962, at Church of St. Mark in Shakopee. She had her own Daycare in Shakopee for over 30 years.
Marie enjoyed farming and gardening, fishing, caretaking, kids, and loved her big family and all her relatives. She also absolutely loved the Christmas season.
Marie is preceded in death by her husband, Francis (2014); daughter, Linda Catherine Stier; parents, Peter and Catherine Schmidt; brothers, Roman, Harold, Robert, Al, Walter, Tony, Joe, and Arthur Schmidt; sisters, Antonette Brown, Theresa Lehnen. Survived by sons, Chuck (Gloria), Tim (Megan); son-in-law, Terry (Rachel) Stier; grandchildren, Tanner, Tyler, James, and Derek Bisek, Francis and Barbara Stier; brothers, Paul (LaVina) Schmidt, Alex (Darlene) Schmidt.

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Arthur A. Burgoyne

2/10/1932 — 12/13/2014

Arthur A. Burgoyne, age 82, of Burnsville died on Saturday, December 13 at All Saints Senior Living in Shakopee. Art was born on February 10, 1932 in St. Paul the son of Alfred and Ann (Elksner) Burgoyne. He married Virginia Stromberg on June 25, 1955 in St. Paul. Art was a veteran of the Korean War and worked in the insurance business for 60 years.
Dearly loved by his wife, Virginia, daughter, Sherrie (Steve) Consoer; son, Bryan (Carrie) Burgoyne; grandchildren, Nicole (Jerod) Lindblom, Ashley and Andrew Burgoyne, Aric, Marcus (Becki) and Daniel Consoer; great grandchildren, Colton, Mason and Beau.

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Peter A. Karst

5/6/1924 — 12/4/2014

Peter A. Karst, age 90, of Shakopee, entered eternal life on Thursday, December 4, 2014, at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee.
Peter was born May 6, 1924, in Shakopee, the son of Peter J. and Elizabeth (Gast) Karst. He married Elizabeth Wagner on November 24, 1947, in Shakopee.
Peter served in the United States Army during WWII, and he was a member of the Shakopee V.F.W. #4046. He worked as a carpenter.
Hobbies and interests of Peter's included wood working, fishing and hunting, camping, gardening, cribbage, listening to old time music, and he especially enjoyed splitting wood in the winter time, and he loved smoking his pipe.
Being with his family and 'family time' were very important to Peter.
Peter was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth; daughter, Diane; grandson, Ryan; brothers and sisters.
Survivors include his daughters and sons, Judy (John) Hodges, Tony (Karen), Joe (Diane), Ron (Joan), Vern (Mary), Bonnie, Monica Nicko (Rick McLain), Kevin (Darcey); 17 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; brother, Robert Karst (Chery).

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Joseph T. 'Joe' Klehr

1/9/1939 — 12/1/2014

Joe T. Klehr, age 75, of Shakopee, entered eternal life on Monday December 1, 2014, at St. Gertrude's Health Center in Shakopee.
Joe was born in Spring Lake Township, Scott County, Minnesota, on January 9, 1939, the son of Leo and Isabelle (Theis) Klehr. He married Mary Baltes on September 17, 1966, in Jordan, Minnesota. Joe served in the United States Army. He worked as a carpenter.
Joe was a 3rd Degree member of the Shakopee Knights of Columbus, he enjoyed fishing, his time at the cabin with his family, gardening, playing cards, and listening to old time music.
Survived by wife, Mary; children, Mike (Tracee), Kim Hansen, and Mark; grandchildren, Matt, Mya, and Mason; sisters, Donna Shea, Marilyn (Joe) Steinmetz, Eileen (Jim) Theis; sisters-in-law, Polly (John) Schneider, Bonnie (Steve) Barnd. Preceded by parents, Leo and Isabelle; son-in-law, Jay Hansen; sister and brother-in-law, Rosie and Ed Scheffler; brother-in-law, John Shea; Mary's parents, Wilfred and Mildred Baltes.

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Wolter 'Walter' Arinus Koert Loggers

10/4/1924 — 11/30/2014

Walter Loggers, age 90, of Shakopee, died November 30th, 2014, in his home, surrounded by family.

'A stranger is a friend I have not met' was a favorite motto of Walter's.

Walter was born on October 4, 1924, in Sumatra, Indonesia, a Dutch colony at the time, to Otto Loggers and Gezina (Ini) Keers. He was the middle child, and only son of five children. With his family, he went to Holland (The Netherlands) in 1937. He served as a Dutch Marine, was wounded in wartime, and subsequently received the Dutch Purple Heart. He earned a degree in tropical agriculture and emigrated to Minnesota in 1951. On June 26, 1955, he married Aletta 'Letty' Semmelink in Maple Plain, MN, and the same year became a US citizen. Initially he worked as a milk tester and welder. He was a proud downtown Shakopee business owner of Loggers Photography & Jewelry, and later, a salesman - earning several sales awards for Prudential. He joined Rotary, having a passion for their High School Exchange Program, and invited many foreign students into the family home. He was also a Mason, Shriner with the Zuhrah Temple, member of Netherlands-American Association, and a Lion.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Anneke Drupsteen-Loggers and Bertha Aleva-Loggers.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Aletta Loggers; sisters, Henriette Bouvy-Loggers and Tieneke de Booy-Loggers of Holland; children, Faith Loggers-Jamnik (Joel) of Shoreview, Chris (Kathy Ahlenslager) of Colville, WA and Otto (Elizabeth Trice-Loggers) of Seattle, WA; five grandchildren, Joshua, Christina, Elise, Anneke and Irenee; and other relatives and friends.

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David Anthony Kochendorfer

12/5/1953 — 11/29/2014

David Anthony Kochendorfer, age 60, of Shakopee, Minnesota, passed away on Saturday, November 29, 2014, at his home.
David was born on December 5, 1953, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the son of Frank and Verna (Saice) Kochendorfer.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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