1/31/1997 — 10/8/2015
Christopher Alvarez, age 18, of Shakopee, died on Thursday, October 8, 2015, in Shakopee.
Christopher was born on January 31, 1997, in Los Angeles, California, the son of Fermin and Maricruz (Sanchez) Alvarez. He attended Shakopee High School, and worked in landscape maintenance.
Christopher enjoyed playing soccer, cooking, and fishing.
Survivors include his parents, Fermin and Maricruz; sister, Neftali.
Wayne E. Peterson
9/14/1930 — 10/4/2015
Wayne E. Peterson, age 85, formerly of St. Cloud, passed away on Sunday, October 4, 2015, at St. Gertrude's Health Care Center in Shakopee, MN.
Wayne was born in Afton, MN, on September 14, 1930, the son of Lance and Luella (Bondeson) Peterson. He married Joyce Thorsen on June 25, 1955.
Wayne worked as a science teacher in the St. Cloud Public Schools. He was a true outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Wayne is survived by his wife, Joyce; children, David (Jerri), John (Cathrine), Mary (Thomas) Balcom; grandchildren, David, Timothy, and Daniel Smith, Quinn, Cole, and Hannah Peterson, Nathan (Amy), Sarah, and Rachael Balcom; great-grandchildren, Brandon and Gabby Smith; siblings, Janice (Steve) Griffen, Don Peterson. Preceded in death by parents, Lance and Luelle; siblings, Dick, Dean, and Joyce.
1/24/1988 — 10/3/2015
Uriel Urieta-Gomez, age 27, of Shakopee, passed away on Saturday, October 3, 2015, at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Uriel was born on January 24, 1988, in La Bajada, Guerrero, Mexico, the son of Manuel Urieta Hilario and Irma Terrones Gomez. He worked as a landscaper.
Cleo Taylor (Henning)
5/25/1932 — 10/2/2015
Cleo Taylor (Henning), age 83, of Faribault, formerly of Reading, entered eternal life on Friday, October 2, 2015, at Keystone Community in Faribault, MN.
Cleo was born on May 25, 1932, in Reading, MN, the daughter of John and Ida (Schoo) Henning. She married Dave Taylor, and was employed in TX, Chicago, IL, and Minneapolis, as a photo developer for Associated Press.
Cleo enjoyed quilting and sewing, and was very active in her church in Richardson, TX.
Survivors include her brother, Bill Henning; brothers-in-law, Jim Myers and Kenny Bennedict; sister-in-law, Judy Henning; 59 nieces and nephews (and Cleo was everyone's favorite aunt!). She was preceded in death by her husband, Dave Taylor; parents, John and Ida Henning; brothers, Quirinus, Arnold, Donald, John; sisters, Loretta, Geri, Viola, Dorothy, Esther, Leona, Inez, and Wilda.
Marlene A. Foudray
10/10/1936 — 9/30/2015
Marlene A. Foudray, age 78, of Shakopee, entered eternal life on Wednesday, September 30, 2015, at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee, Minnesota.
Marlene was born on October 10, 1936, in Taunton, Lyon County, Minnesota, the daughter of Leon and Elsie (Van Damme) Kopitski. She graduated from Minneota High School, and then went into nurses training at St. Joe's School of Nursing in Mankato and became an LPN. She married R. Gene Foudray on May 6, 1957, and together they had four children.
While raising her family, Marlene became involved in volunteering for her community. She and R. Gene started the Jaycees Program in 1962-63, and she was involved in children's activities at Church of St. Mark.
In 1968 she joined the St. Francis Auxiliary and knew immediately she wanted to work in a hospital setting once again. She took a job in patient registration for 2 years before taking the job as Volunteer Coordinator in 1976. She semi-retired from her coordinator job and continued to work at St. Francis in the gift shop. Marlene said, 'St. Francis was a part of my family, and it has been a good life.'
Marlene was preceded in death by her husband, R. Gene; grandson, Brett Thompson; parents, Elsie and Leon Kopitski; in-laws, Ralph and Ruby Foudray; niece, Kristi Kopitski Hennes. She is survived by her children, Mark (Jeanne) Foudray; Julie (Steve) Thompson, Jody (Doug) Sorenson, Susan Erickson (Dean Binek); grandchildren, Jeanette (Jay) Geisbauer, Danielle Foudray, Kevin Thompson, Westin (Dorina) Goetz, Parker Sorenson, Katelyn Erickson and Chase Erickson; 6 great-grandchildren; siblings, Bud Kopitski, Pauline Ahern, Paulette Engels; brother-in-law, Don Foudray; special friend, Stan Von Bokern.
Daniel R. Lindemann
7/18/1927 — 9/30/2015
Daniel R. Lindemann formerly of Shakopee passed away on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at the Golden Living Center in Olivia, Minnesota.
Daniel was born on July 18, 1927, in New Ulm, Minnesota the son of Charles and Sophie (Mueller-Arnoldi) Lindemann. He married Blanche Class in Evan, Minnesota. Daniel served in WWII and was a retired employee of Truck Utilities where he was employed in sales.
He is survived by children, Steven (Karen), Scott (Bobby Jo), Cindy Morgan and Shannon Geis; grandchildren, Chandra, Karla, Darren, Kurt, Brandi, Thomas, Mary, and Max; great grandchildren, Suzy, Kallie, Tyler, Kasten, Kole, Ella and Jonas. He was preceded in death by his wife.
Janice A. Ploof
7/26/1936 — 9/25/2015
Janice A. Ploof, age 79, of Shakopee, passed away on Friday, September 25, 2015, at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee, Minnesota.
Janice was born in Franklin, Minnesota, on July 26, 1936, the daughter of Philip and Ann (Olson) Lund. After graduating from Franklin High School, she went on to a modeling agency. Janice married John 'Jack' Ploof, and together they had 4 children.
Janice worked for K.E.V.E. (a country radio station) as the traffic director, and then quit there to raise her family. After her family was grown, she worked for Avon for 25 years in sales. She was very social and loved talking with everyone she met. One of her last jobs was working as the 'Welcome Neighbor' in Shakopee. Her other interests were the MN Twins and the University of MN Gophers, bowling, her special dogs, and she wouldn't miss attending Catfish Derby Days in her hometown Franklin.
Janice is survived by her children, who she was very proud of, Laurie Ploof, Karie (Bob) Tuttle, Jeanne (Ricky) Meyer, and John Ploof; grandchildren, Samantha, Bobby, and Jack Tuttle, Jessica (Dan) Fenlason, Richard (Sarah) Meyer, Amanda (Brett) Mattson, Jason Meyer, Tony Ploof; great-grandchildren, Peyton, Sloane, Landon, Ryan, Mathea, Ruby, Elijah, and Kairi; loving nieces, nephews, and cousins; brother-in-law, Kermit Ness; sister-in-law, Lamberta Doll. She was preceded in death by her husband, John 'Jack'; parents, Philip and Ann Lund; step-father, Grant Peterson; brother, Glenn Lund; sisters, Darlene Ness, Delores (Gene) Marks.
Eileen L. Schmitt
12/23/1932 — 9/19/2015
Eileen L. Schmitt, age 82, of Shakopee, formerly of Savage, entered eternal life on Saturday, September 19, 2015, at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee, Minnesota.
Eileen was born on December 23, 1932, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the daughter of Hugh and Beatrice (Rovainen) House. She married Vernon Schmitt on October 3, 1965. Eileen was a Day Care Provider for over 20 years.
Eileen was a member of the Shakopee V.F.W. 4046 Ladies Auxiliary, she enjoyed playing bingo and doing crossword puzzles, and she volunteered in the 'Spice' program.
Eileen is survived by her children, Beatrice, Robert, Tom (Michelle), Becky (Keith) Pyle, Larry (Leah), Laurie Kindon, Lisa (Greg) Utley; 10 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, Vernon; son, Greg; and parents, Hugh and Beatrice House; brother, Harold 'Jay' House.
Claire A. Vogel
4/28/1924 — 9/15/2015
Claire A. Vogel, age 91, of Chaska, entered eternal life on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, at Hidden Creek Place Assisted Living in Chaska, Minnesota.
Claire was born on April 28, 1924, in Sisseton, South Dakota, the daughter of Mathias and Theresa (Moellenhoff) Vogel. She graduated from Shakopee High School, and went on to Art School.
Claire worked as a Commercial Artist, and 38 years in Human Relations with Northwestern Bell.
Claire is survived by nieces and nephews, Faye (Don) Piersant, Jean (Alan) Crome, Dwight Robinson, Tom (Sandy) Greening. She was preceded in death by parents, Mathias & Theresa (Moellenhoff) Vogel; sisters, Anne Vogel, Mathilda Greening, and Wilhelmina Robinson.
Alberta F. Rollins
7/23/1938 — 9/14/2015
Alberta F. Rollins, age 77, of Shakopee, passed away at her home in Shakopee.
Alberta was born in Sioux City, Iowa, on July 23, 1938, the daughter of Sylvia E. Francis. She was a homemaker.