Obituaries

Cecelia M. St. Pierre

10/11/1936 — 8/26/2014

Cecelia M. St. Pierre, age 77, of Prior Lake, member of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, journeyed to the Spirit World on Tuesday, August 26, 2014, at St. Gertrude's Health Center in Shakopee, Minnesota.

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Steven R. Jines

11/20/1955 — 8/24/2014

Steven Ray Jines, age 58 years young, a resident of Shakopee, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 24, 2014 at J.A. Wedum Residential Hospice in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota.
Steven was diagnosed with liver cancer April 18th of 2012. He fought hard and enjoyed life until the very end.
Steve was born on November 20th, 1955 in East St. Louis, Illinois. His parents were Charles and Zelma Jines.
Steve loved dancing, playing the Jukebox, and beating anyone willing to play him in pool.
Steve is preceded in death by four siblings and his parents.
Survivors include three sisters, Lisa Jines, Giesle Jines (Nelson), and Gloria Jines.

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Edna Catherine Waalen

6/1/1940 — 8/19/2014

Edna Catherine Waalen, age 74, of Shakopee, passed away on Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at Fairview University Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Edna was born on June 1, 1940, in Shakopee, Minnesota, the daughter of George and Lucille (Siebenaler) Beckrich. She was married to Jerry Waalen. For 30 years she was the owner and stylist at Edna's Beauty Shop in Shakopee; she finished her stylist career working for Great Clips in Shakopee, Savage and Prior Lake. She was a member of the American Legion Post 2 Ladies Auxiliary and VFW 4046 Ladies Auxiliary, both in Shakopee.
Edna enjoyed camping and fishing. But, most of all she loved spending time with her grandchildren.
Survivors include her sons, Jay Steven (Maggi), Thomas Allen, Daniel Lloyd, Douglas Lawrence; daughter, Dana Marie; grandchildren, Jeremy Knapp, Derek, Dillon, Preston, Shelby, Michayla, Jisela, and Byron Waalen; sisters and brothers, Darlene (Alex) Schmidt, George (Janet) Beckrich, Theresa (Gerald) Yetzer, Agnes (Peter) Braverman, Anton (Joan) Beckrich, Rita Kenow, Allen (Jacqueline) Beckrich, Robert Memmer; special friend, Bob Young. Preceded in death by her husband, Jerry (1990); mother, Lucille Olson; father, George 'Daddy' Beckrich; sisters, Catherine Conyers, Beverly Johnson, Rosemary Schmidt.

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Raymond G. Emerson

3/29/1934 — 8/16/2014

Raymond G. Emerson of Eden Prairie, MN passed away peacefully on August 16, 2014, at the age of 80.
He was preceded in death by parents, Raymond and Catherine (Sullivan) Emerson; and infant daughter, Molly Ann. Survived by loving wife of 49 years, Marilyn; children, Kelly (Kimberly), Katie (Chris) Giles, Timothy (Cris), Daniel (Tanya), and Patrick (Kimberly); grandchildren, Beau, Hayden, Riley, Cory, Daniel, Garrett, Joseph, Jack, Michael, Sean, Carly, Nathan, Jenna, Gavin, Kai and Shane; and siblings, Ludmilla Kaehler, Catherine Dostal and Audrey Kalgren; and many nieces and nephews.
Ray was born March 29, 1934 in Minneapolis. He graduated from Southwest High school. Ray worked in the produce industry, which brought him to California for 20 years before returning home to Minnesota.
Ray enjoyed watching sports, especially during the bowl season, and the NCAA tournament with his friends and family. He liked reading Louis L'Amour books, watching John Wayne movies and could play a mean game of cribbage.
Ray loved playing the piano, the ukulele, and being the life of the party. There were many occasions where he would play and sing Irish ballads tirelessly throughout the night. He brought smiles and laughter to all who met him.

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Anna Petrovna Bonar

12/1/1924 — 8/16/2014

Anna Bonar, age 89, of Rosemount, passed away on Saturday, August 16, 2014, at Fairview University Medical Center in Minneapolis.

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Edward Raymond Murman

11/3/1938 — 8/15/2014

Edward Raymond Murman, age 75, of Prior Lake, passed away on August 15, 2014, at St. Gertrude's Health Center in Shakopee.
Edward was born on November 3, 1938, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the son of William and Victoria (Fortier) Murman.
He served in the United States Army, and was stationed in Germany. In his younger years, he helped build silos, and then for 22 years he worked at the Emerichs Bakery in south Minneapolis.
Edward met Roxanne Haines in a piano bar, and on February 14, 1997, they were married at the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Center in Prior Lake, Minnesota.
He enjoyed singing, reading, and taking his grandkids to movies. His grandchildren 'were his heart'.
Edward is survived by wife, Roxanne J. Haines-Murman (member of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community); sons and daughters, Vince (Tamera) Murman, Denise (Dan) Britton, Darsi (Tony) Webster, Rochelle (Steve) Cloutier, Sheila (Anthony Jordan) Haines, James (Deb) Pruett; 15 grandchildren, Sarah, Amanda, Christopher, Lavett, Jeramia, Treasure, Danielle, Jessica, Shenelle, Jomar, Jorelle, Fawnette, Noah, Neal, and Nicholas; 17 great-grandchildren. Preceded by parents, Victoria and William; brothers and sisters, Billy, Luica, Mattie, Dorothy and Marcella; best friend, Dennis.

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Matthew R. Nielsen

10/14/1982 — 8/11/2014

Matthew R. Nielsen, age 31, passed away on Monday, August 11, 2014, in Minneapolis.
Matthew was born on October 14, 1982, in Neenah, Wisconsin, the son of Mike and Patti (Kuhr) Nielsen.
Matthew's daughter, Lexi was everything to him. Family was important to him as well, and he had a very strong faith. He was very athletic, and enjoyed working out, especially participating in Mixed Martial Arts. Matthew was a huge sports fan, he liked watching the Minnesota Twins and Vikings, and playing golf. His dog 'Rufus' meant a lot to him also.
Matthew was loved very much by his family. He brightened all the lives he touched, and was described by many as 'bubbly and out going'. He loved being an uncle to his nieces.
Matthew is survived by his daughter, Lexi; parents, Mike and Patti; brother, Chris (Courtney); nieces, Harper and Maelyn; many aunts, uncles and cousins. Preceded in death by his grandparents.

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David John 'Boomer' Theis

8/20/1960 — 8/9/2014

David John Theis, age 53, of North Branch, formerly of Shakopee, passed away Saturday, August 9, 2014, at his residence.
David was born in Shakopee, Minnesota on August 20, 1960. He attended Shakopee High School and then St. Cloud State University. He married Kim Pierce on July 10, 1999, in Chisago City, Minnesota. David was the owner of Bricksmith, Inc., and worked at Circle Pines Sausage House.
David enjoyed his family and was an avid sports fan. Special 'thanks' to the staff at United Hospital and Sister Kenny Institute.
Survived by his wife, Kim (Pierce); daughter, Kaley Theis; mother, Annie Von Bokern; siblings, Tom (Maxine), Jane Luke (Brian), Doug (Gretchen), Pat Soberg (Mark), Mary Domek (Larry), Scott (Karen), Kurt Von Bokern (Marcia), Heidi Von Bokern; 20 nieces and nephews; 9 great nieces & nephews; brother-in-law, Kelly Pierce; Kim's parents, Gene and Donna Pierce; special friend and caregiver, Austin Haseltine. Preceded by parents, Alvin and Dorothy Theis, and Don Von Bokern; niece, Katie Luke; beloved dog, Gump.

Dave's motto has always been Pay It Forward. He not only said it, he believed it, and worked it each and every day. He was a very kind and generous man. He helped many people, never expecting a thing, and often refusing any type of reimbursement; his payment was the smile on their faces and the joy in their hearts. He put other people's needs ahead of his own, and often found it difficult to accept help when he needed it.

He had a passion for life; loved spending time with his family and friends, loved helping others, and was a true sports junky, even getting tattoos representing his favorite team, the Minnesota Twins. He may be best known for playing the role of Santa at Shakopee Town Square; once being dropped down in a helicopter. Dave was a wonderful person with a Gigantic Heart!

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Donald J. Bisek

11/7/1942 — 8/5/2014

Donald J. Bisek, age 71, of Shakopee, passed away, with his family by his side, on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, at St. Gertrude's Care Center in Shakopee.
Don was born on November 7, 1942 in Shakopee, Minnesota, the son of Joseph and Hazel (Burd) Bisek.
He served in the United States Navy from 1960 to 1963, where he also proudly was a hospital corpsman. He was a member of the American Legion Post 2 in Shakopee.
Don met Sharon Vieths while she was working at the Old St. Paul House. They were married on December 12, 1965 in Shakopee, and together they had two sons, Dean and Bradley.
Don started his working career at the Shakopee Post Office. While doing his route one day, he was approached to join the police force. He worked from 1967 until his retirement in 1997. Don then enjoyed his time as a realtor in the Shakopee area, as well as his part-time job for many years at the New Prague Golf Club.
Don's interests and hobbies included couples softball, card clubs, baseball, golfing, fishing, wintering in Florida and even sharing a coffee, drink or cigar with any of his many friends. He was a Social Butterfly, with a zest for life and the Gift of Gab. Don was the Life of the Party and the best joke and story teller.
He was an extremely proud Grandpa, who loved giving bear hugs and kisses. Don would do anything for his family. He will be greatly missed by them and all who knew him.
Don was preceded in death by his wife, Sharon (2001); parents, Joseph and Hazel; brother, Russ Duff; brother-in-law, Robert Vieths. Survived by sons, Dean and wife, Chris, Brad and wife, Jennifer; grandchildren, Emily, Abby, Madison, Riley; great-grandson, Carter Kubes; sisters, Delores Burdick and JoAnn Geis and husband, Ronald; sister-in-law, Bonnie (Bert) Notermann; brothers-in-law, Ron (Dee) Vieths, Richard (Patt) Vieths, Tim (Cheri) Murch, William Murch, John (Jan) Murch; many nieces and nephews.

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Lucinda R. 'Cindy' Anderson

6/15/1951 — 8/4/2014

Lucinda R. Anderson, age 63, of Brooksville, Florida, formerly of Shakopee, passed away on Monday, August 4, 2014, at Regional Medical Center in Hudson, Florida.
Cindy was born in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, on June 15, 1951, the daughter of Gerald Frederick and Margaret Elenor (Holweger) Peters.
Cindy worked as an insurance underwriting survey reviewer. One of her favorite hobbies was her veggie garden. She adored her pets, and loved spending time with her family.
Cindy is survived by her husband, Frank; daughters, CindyAnn and Serena Lambright; son, Rich Lambright and wife, JoEllen; grandchildren, Kristina Bergman, Zachary Heiland, Richie and Taylor Lambright, Anna Anderson; great-granddaughter, Nadia Bergman; stepsons, Justin and Aaron Anderson, John Reiter; brothers and sisters, Johnny Peters, Sylvia Brown, Fred Peters and wife, Inger, Daniel Peters; many nieces and nephews. Preceded by parents, Gerald and Margaret Peters; brother, Gerald.

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