Wayne J. Bachman
3/18/1937 — 7/13/2016
Wayne J. Bachman, age 79 of Shakopee passed away on July 13, 2016 at his home, peacefully after a nine month battle with ALS. Wayne was born on March 18, 1937 in Litchfield, MN, the son of Henry and Viola (Nelson) Bachman.
His childhood was spent on the family farm in Litchfield. After high school, he joined the Air Force in 1954 and served until 1959.
On June 13, 1959 Wayne was united in marriage to Carol Wendorff at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hutchinson, MN. This marriage was blessed with 2 children, Kerry and Brian.
For 20 years, Wayne and Carol resided in New Hope, MN and in 1983 they moved to Shakopee. They built a beautiful home where Wayne spent time tending to his yard and garden. He enjoyed watching all of his trees grow.
Wayne enjoyed woodworking and tinkering as he rebuilt a 1946 Tailor Craft DC-12 airplane. He also enjoyed camping, long walks and trips to Arizona where he was a member of the American Legion Post #0027.
He was a devoted and strong caring husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Wayne was a very quiet man with few words. He would help someone with a project and then just leave quietly and be on his way.
Wayne held employment at Northwest Airlines for 34 years and retired in 2002. When he would be outside and hear a plane he would always looks up, so the next time you hear one, look up and think of Wayne.
Wayne is survived by his loving wife, Carol; daughter, Kerry (Mike) Hamm; granddaughter, Tabitha (Mike) Hyer; grandson, Tony Hamm; great-grandson, Colton Hyer; sister, Jane Wilcox; brother-in-law, Ralph Wendorff; sister-in-law, Delores Wendorff; many nieces and nephews. Wayne was preceded in death by his son, Brian; parents, Viola and Henry Bachman; brother, Jim Bachman; brother-in-law, Gary Wendorff.
Scott A. Chapman
5/9/1963 — 7/12/2016
Scott A. Chapman, age 53 of Savage passed away on July 12, 2016.
Scott was born in Rhinelander, WI, the son of William Chapman and Bonnielee (Larson) Pope. He served in the United States Army Reserve, and was employed as a systems administrator at BCBSM.
Scott is survived by his daughters, Emma, Grace and Lydia Chapman; mother, Bonnielee Pope; father, William Chapman; brother, Steven Chapman and wife, Susan; sister, Michele O'Neill and husband, Timothy; nieces and nephews.
Mark E. Delbow
10/8/1955 — 7/12/2016
Mark E. Delbow, age 60, of Shakopee, entered eternal life Tuesday, July 12, 2016, at his home, surrounded by his family.
Mark was born in Shakopee, Minnesota on October 8, 1955, the son of Edward and Margaret (Gelhaye) Delbow. He married Mickie Coleman on August 15, 2008 in Shakopee.
Prior to Mark's illness, the last 14 years he worked for Eaton Corp. He enjoyed fishing, camping, NASCAR, WILD hockey, and he liked spending time on his meticulous yard. He was a member of the Fraternal Order Eagles. His favorite joys were all of his grandkids.
Mark is survived by his wife, Mickie; daughter, Tiffany Varga (Chris Meyeraan); sons, James (Ami) Bahe, Cory (Tara) Delbow, Travis Delbow (Tom York); grandchildren, Alexia, Makenzie, Josie, and Mason Bahe, Clayton Delbow, Avery Varga, Carter Meyeraan; mother, Margaret; siblings, Stan (Cali Christenson); Diane (Larry) Wagner, Colleen (Ron) Kubiszewski; many nieces and nephews; dog, Ruger. Mark was preceded in death by his father, Edward.
Larry E. Ricklick
8/19/1941 — 7/10/2016
Larry E. Ricklick, age 74, of Shakopee, entered eternal life on Sunday, July 10, 2016, at Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina, MN.
Larry was born in Robbinsdale, MN, on August 19, 1941, the son of Gene and Rose (Hanover) Ricklick. He graduated from Shakopee High School, and proudly served in the United States Navy. Larry married Elaine Krauth in Marshalltown, Iowa, on February 13, 1960.
Larry was the President of a manufacturing company, he enjoyed hunting and fishing, Vikings football and all Gopher sports, and he was a member of the V.F.W. 4046 and American Legion Post 2.
Larry is survived by his loving wife, Elaine; daughter, Rene (Nathan) Scheurer; brother, Jim (Carol); sister, Mary Kenning; brother-in-law, Jim Wermerskirchen; sister-in-law, Theresa Summerton; many nieces and nephews; 4 grand-dogs and 1 grand-cat. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gene and Rose Ricklick; brother, Bob; son-in-law, Jeff.
Gertrude A. Herbert
9/25/1927 — 7/10/2016
Gertrude A. Herbert, age 88 of Shakopee passed away peacefully on July 10, 2016 at Friendship Manor Nursing Home after a brief battle with cancer. Gertrude was born on September 25, 1927 in Albion, MN, the daughter of Elmer and Amanda (Dahlin) Olean.
She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved cooking, baking and doing crafts. Long-time employee of Control Data, she celebrated retirement by traveling to Alaska and Australia. She will be deeply missed by the many who were touched by her kind, generous and caring ways.
Preceded in death by parents; husband Donald; daughter Sandra; granddaughters Jessica and Rebecca; brother Arthur; nephew Dennis. Survived by daughters Debra (Robert) Brandes and Marcia (Gary) Oien; grandsons Christopher (Mary) and Nathan (Michelle); six great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
Melvin Allen Fischer
4/20/1942 — 7/10/2016
Melvin Allen 'Mel' Fischer, age 74, of Shakopee, MN passed peacefully into his eternal home on Sunday, July 10, 2016 at St. Gertrude's Health and Rehabilitation Center, Shakopee, MN in the presence of his loving family.
Mel and his family are so grateful for all the prayer warriors and support during his cancer journey and for the compassionate and caring staff at St. Gertrude's.
Mel was born in 1942 in Echo, MN to Melvin and Evelyn (Just) Fischer. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at St. John's Lutheran Church, Wood Lake, MN. He attended St. John's grade school and graduated from Wood Lake High School. Upon college graduation in 1962 from Wahpeton State School of Science, Wahpeton, North Dakota, he began his insurance journey of 40 plus years as an underwriter for American Reliable Insurance Company, St. Louis Park, MN.
In 1965, he was drafted into the U.S. Army serving our Country for three years at the Nike-Hercules missile sites in Anchorage, Alaska. Upon discharge from the U.S. Army, Mel returned to the insurance industry which took him to both the corporate and agency side of the business, specializing in Property and Casualty lines.
In November 1963, Mel married his high school sweetheart, Beth Torke, at Yellow Medicine Lutheran Church, Hanley Falls, MN. God blessed them with two precious children, Troy and Heidi, and five grandchildren. To Mel, family was very important and especially his dear grandchildren, Cameren, Cayden, Brennan, Bradley, Ellianna who adored their grandpa for his loving and kind spirit. He was a devoted and caring husband, father and grandfather. Mel was a man of his word and his unwavering faith in God was the cornerstone of his life which was expressed in his openness to all he came in contact with. He also actively served in various church ministries and leadership roles. Mel enjoyed traveling, walking and enjoying God's creation, cheering on his grandsons at their soccer games, keeping his lawn meticulously groomed, Culver's tuna and any kind of sweets, with the exception of cheesecake!
He is survived by his loving wife, Beth of Shakopee; son, Troy and his wife, Ingrid of Novi, MI and their children, Brennan and Bradley; daughter, Heidi and her husband, Chris Cianflone and their children, Cameren, Cayden and Ellianna of Shakopee, MN; sister, Lavonne (Floyd) Kreft of Baxter, MN; brother, Charles (Karen) Fischer of Wood Lake, MN; sisters-in-law, Elaine Fischer and Phyllis Borer, of Tracy, MN; and brother-in-law, Allen (Barbara) Torke, of Wood Lake, MN. Mel was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Evelyn Fischer; Beth's parents, Bennett and Adeline Torke; Mel's brother, William Fischer; nephew and Godson, Jeffrey Fischer.
Robert R. Buck
6/12/1935 — 7/7/2016
Robert R. Buck, age 81 of Savage, formerly of Bloomington, entered eternal life on July 7, 2016 at St. Gertrude's Health Center in Shakopee, MN. Robert was born on June 12, 1935 in Mason City, IA, the son of Raymond D. and Mary F. (Siskow) Buck. He married Jane Donnelly on October 29, 1960 in Mason City, IA.
Robert served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He was a retired, 30 year employee of Hennepin County Public Works, where he was employed as the Master Electrician. He was also a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers #292.
Robert is survived by his loving wife, Jane; children, Steven R. (Ann), Robert L. (Jerelyn), Julie (Lee) Bernick; grandchildren, Jayme, Jessica, Molly, Jennifer, Jack, Patrick, Jayne.
Mary E. DeMers
7/28/1932 — 7/5/2016
Mary E. DeMers, age 83 of Shakopee entered eternal life on July 5, 2016 at her home. Mary was born on July 28, 1932 in Remer, MN, the daughter of Cecil and Mary (Hessman) Clay.
Mary married Stephen DeMers on January 28, 1950 at St. Mary's Church in Shakopee, MN. She worked as a real estate agent for 16 years.
Survived by husband, Stephen; children, Stephen Jr., Cathy Cole, Chuck (Gayle), Daniel (Roxanna), Barbara (Harold) Johnson, Susan (Kevin) Kotchevar, Laurie (Vern) Grassel, Patrick, Theresa (Steven) Poppler; brothers, Cecil 'Pete' (Della) Clay, Roy (Jenny) Clay; grandchildren; great-grandchildren. Preceded by grandson, Brandon; parents; brothers and sisters.
Lavonne C. Monnens
6/17/1927 — 7/4/2016
Lavonne Monnens passed away peacefully July 4, 2016 after her final trip to the lake. She is survived by loving husband of 69 years, 10 months and 7 days, Bob Monnens; was the proud mother of six children, Bob, Tom (Linda), Rick (Ann), Paul (JoAnn), Lynn (Will Stier), Tim (Lynn); 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; sisters, Avis (Herb) Reckinger, Colleen (Bob) Pavek. She is preceded in death by her parents, William and Rose Laddusaw; sisters, Betty (Eugene) Menden, Marilyn (Vern) Lang.
Lavonne was a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother, a mother-in-law, a roller-skater, a waitress, a friend, a crotchetier, a cook, a lunch lady, an aunt, a hostess to friends and family, a celebrator of St. Patrick's Day, a fan of Shakopee sports, a grandmother, a great grandmother, and a true lover of life. Lavonne will be deeply missed.
Mary Joyce Stocker
9/3/1924 — 6/28/2016
Mary J. Stocker, age 91, of Shakopee, entered eternal life on Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at St. Gertrude's Health Center in Shakopee, Minnesota.
Mary was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on September 3, 1924, the daughter of William and Mary (Costigan) Pomije. She grew up in Shakopee, and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
She served in the United States Navy during World War II, and she loved her Country and being a veteran was something she was very proud of.
Mary enjoyed spending time volunteering, golfing, playing card games, especially bridge and completing crossword puzzles. She helped start and was a member of a book club. She appreciated time spent visiting with friends and liked sipping on white wine. Mary liked to travel, especially to the North Shore, Grand Marais area and her many trips to Italy with her family. She was honored to be a member of the 'Greatest Generation'.
Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Lee. Survivors include her son, Bill (Nancy); daughter, Ann (Don) Gaudette; grandchildren, Stiina (Brett) Dokken, Luke and Zach Gaudette, and Maari Stocker; sisters, Regina Daub and Nora Shumrick; many nieces and nephews.