Obituaries

Veronica C. 'Verna' Rein

3/23/1920 — 10/23/2014

Verna C. Rein, age 94 of Shakopee, entered eternal life on Thursday, October 23, 2014, at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee.
Verna was born in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota on March 23, 1920, the daughter of Joseph and Margaret (Mertz) Hillesheim. She graduated from St. Mary's Catholic School in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota. On May 14, 1941, in Sleepy Eye, she married Jerome Rein. Along with being a homemaker, Verna had been a banquet waitress.
Verna enjoyed golfing, traveling, playing cards, she read all the time, she was a member of the Shakopee Lioness Club and the Red Hats. She was a very social person, who was always 'ready to go'. She loved her time with her family, grandchildren and friends.
Verna is preceded in death by her husband, Jerome; and brothers and sisters.
She is survived by children, Jerry (Colleen), Dan (Brenna Busse), Nick (Sharon), Becky (Jim) Cartwright; grandchildren, Lisa (Tommy) Johnston, Linda (Scot) Cronk, Antara Busse Rein, Nicole Rein, Melissa (Mike) Mader, Bill (Megayla) Cartwright, Joe (Dina) Cartwright; great-grandchildren, Patrick, Ryan, Logan, Peyton; sister-in-law, Leah Hillesheim; many nieces and nephews.

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Margaret M. Engel

9/30/1919 — 10/19/2014

Margaret M. Engel, age 95, of Shakopee died on Sunday, October 19 at her home. Margaret was born on September 30, 1919 in Shakopee the daughter of Emil and Lizetta (Vierling) Strehlow. She married William F. Engel on January 27, 1940 in Shakopee. She was a homemaker during her life.
Margaret is survived by her children, Rose M. (Roger) Mielke, William G. (Betty) Engel, Agnes Jean (Harry) Heckinger, Anita L. (Tim) Schoen, Mary J. Thole, John A. Engel, Charles M. Engel, Alan J. (Brenda) Engel, Robin K. Olson and Michael T. Engel; sister, Lorraine Mahowald; 10 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; sister, Ann Carpenter and 2 brothers, Eugene and William Strehlow.

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David P. Sorenson

9/8/1954 — 10/11/2014

David P. Sorenson, age 60, of Shakopee formerly of Jordan died on Saturday, October 11, 2014 in Jordan. David was born on September 8, 1954 in Minneapolis the son of Edwin (Bud) and Edna (Budenski) Sorenson. He married Lynn Breeggemann on April 17, 1993 in Jordan. He was a 1972 graduate of Cannon Falls High School and was a retired truck driver.
Survivors include his wife, Lynn; daughter, Jennifer; father, Edwin (Bud) and his wife Sandie Sorenson; sisters, Roberta (Marle) Gaarder; Linda Johnson and her friend Cliff Compton; brother, Jim Johnson. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Christine; mother, Edna and brother, Kenneth Johnson.

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John P. Wiebusch

8/21/1927 — 10/5/2014

John P. Wiebusch, age 87, of Shakopee, passed away on Sunday, October 5, 2014, at his home.
John was born in Georgetown, Minnesota, on August 21, 1927, the son of John P. and Hulda (Heller) Wiebusch. He married Violet Sawdy on July 18, 1955 in Northwood, Iowa.
John farmed in the Pelican Rapids area until he was 28 years old. After farming, John was a supervisor for Northland, where he made all the professional hockey players' sticks. After Northland, John worked for Tsumura until he was 72.
John is survived by his wife, Violet; daughter, Sandy Moore and husband, Jamie; sons, John, Jr. and wife, Carrie, and Russell; grandchildren, Brendan, Bryan, Amber and husband, Eric, Cory and wife, Lindsay, Richard, and Bradley; great-granddaughter, Hayden; sister, Frances Arrigoni; many nieces and nephews.
Preceding John in death were his parents; siblings, Lois, Florence, Mable, and Henry.

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Kathryn Helene Costello

6/25/1921 — 10/5/2014

Kathryn H. Costello, age 93, of Shakopee, entered eternal life on Sunday, October 5, 2014, at her home.
Kathryn was born in Keewatin, Minnesota, on June 25, 1921, the daughter of Ignace and Veronica (Cuculich) Schwartz. She married Thomas Costello, and she was a homemaker.
Survivors include her children, Peggy Gamble, Bernadette Witikko and husband, Lonnie, Fran Strauch and husband, Tom, Debbie Solem and husband, Rick, Pat Costello and wife, Betty, and Tina Costello; 5 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas; infant son, Michael; daughter, Sharon Hetrick; grandson, Wyatt; son-in-law, Bob; and parents.

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Anthony Amor William Stone

8/12/2014 — 10/5/2014

Anthony Amor William Stone, infant son of Rosetta Stone entered eternal life on October 5, 2014. Anthony was born on August 12, 2014 in Burnsville. He is survived by his mother, Rosetta Stone; other friends and family mourning his death are close dad, Anthony Nelson; close friend, Kelly Nelson; great aunt, Kristie Klemp; great uncle, James Witczek.

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Harold J. 'Butch' Ring

5/24/1934 — 10/2/2014

Harold J. 'Butch' Ring, age 80, of Shakopee, passed away Thursday, October 2, 2014, at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee.
Butch was born in Shakopee, Minnesota on May 24, 1934, the son of George and Theresia (Theis) Ring. Butch married Shirley Barber, and together they have 4 children.
Butch served in the United States Navy. He worked at Continental Machines Inc., Metro Waste Control Commission, and was the owner/operator of a fire extinguisher company.
Butch was a member of the Shakopee Fire Department from 1957 to 1982, serving as the Fire Chief from 1972 to 1982.
He also enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and hunting, golfing, and riding motorcycle.
Butch is survived by his wife, Shirley; daughters, Sharon (Ronald) Rognlie, Annette (Jeff) Cheever, Renita (Randy) Jones; son, John (Kristeen); 7 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; sister, Marlene Garvais.

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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; brothers, Vincent DeLisi and Clifford DeLisi; sister, Virginia Meuers.

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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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