Obituaries

Lorna J. Hahn

10/3/1934 — 4/16/2014

Lorna Hahn, age 79, passed away at McKenna Crossing in Prior Lake on April 16, 2014.
Lorna was born in Willmar, Minnesota, on October 3, 1934, the daughter of Raymond and Anna (Douma) Chapman. On May 6, 1952, she married her high school sweetheart Gene Hahn, in Herman, Minnesota.
Lorna worked for Northwestern Bell and retired after 34 years. A longtime resident of Shakopee, Minnesota, her retirement years were spent between summers in Big Lake, Minnesota and winters in Apache Junction, Arizona.
Lorna enjoyed golfing, painting, needle work, playing the organ and singing, church activities, crossword puzzles and reading.
Survivors include her loving sons, Terry and wife, Kathy, of Prior Lake, Roger and wife, Annalisa, of Mountain Center, CA; grandsons, Rob and wife, Marlene, Mike and wife, Laurie, Tim (Sarah), Andrew and wife, Courtney; 8 great-grandchildren, Shelby, Layla, Brody, Cadence, Theo, Oliver, Bailey, Felicity; brother and sisters, Mavis Muller and husband, Ted, Sheldon Chapman and wife, Carol, Sharilyn King, LeEtta VanOrt and husband, Dave. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene (2012); parents, Ray and Anna Chapman.

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Edwin R. Brown

12/29/1937 — 4/16/2014

Edwin R. Brown, age 76, of Shakopee, died on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at All Saints Senior Living in Shakopee, Minnesota.

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Harriet N. Suel

2/23/1929 — 4/13/2014

Harriet N. Suel, age 85, of Shakopee, entered eternal life on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at St. Gertrude's Care Center in Shakopee, Minnesota.
Harriet was born in Osseo, Wisconsin, on February 23, 1929, the daughter of Hilman and Cora (Holman) Jacobson. She graduated from the Swedish Hospital Nursing School, and was a Registered Nurse for Scott County Human Services. She married Cormac Suel on October 8, 1955, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Harriet enjoyed reading, traveling, listening to music and playing the piano, and watching the local sports teams. She was a volunteer for the Scott County Immunization Program.
Harriet is survived by her sons and daughters, Arthur and wife, Cindy, Elizabeth, Kevin and wife, Debora, Peggy Hullander and husband, Mike, Michael and wife, Chris, Kathleen Olson and husband, Jon; grandchildren, Nick, Ben, Matt, Erin, Andrew, Emily, Nathan; brothers-in-law, Ray Nelson and Brendan Suel; sisters-in-law, Gert Suel and Charlann Suel. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cormac (1996); son, Thomas; grandson, Jacob; dear sister, Marjorie Nelson.
Harriet's family would like to thank the staff and caregivers at St. Gertrude's Health Care Center for the wonderful care and compassion of their mom.

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Dennis V. Schmitt

9/26/1926 — 4/10/2014

Dennis V. Schmitt, age 87, of Shakopee, entered eternal life on Thursday, April 10, 2014, at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee, Minnesota.
Dennis was born in Shakopee on September 26, 1926. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. He married Luella H. Jaspers on November 29, 1952, in Chaska, Minnesota.
Prior to retirement, Dennis worked a majority of his life at the Ford plant in St. Paul, Minnesota. He was an amateur radio operator, and enjoyed his camping time with the 'Holiday Rambler's Club'.

Dennis is survived by his son, Kevin; daughter, Karen; grandchildren, Matthew and Sarah; sister, Betty Dols; brother, Joe Schmitt and wife, Harriett. He was preceded by wife, Luella.

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Rosemary Walters Spandl

11/25/1924 — 4/8/2014

Rosemary Walters Spandl, age 89, of Eden Prairie, entered eternal life on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at her home at The Colony in Eden Prairie. She was a shining star bringing love and happiness to all who knew her.
Rosemary was born in Rosetown, Saskatchewan, Canada, on November 25, 1924, a farmer's daughter, her parents were Edward F. Walters, Sr., and Mary Rose Dugan. She married George Spandl on September 28, 1946, in Hallock, Minnesota.
Rosemary was a world traveler, a few of her favorite places were London, India, Australia, Europe, Florida, Arizona, and many cruises. Taking pictures, and being in pictures made her happy. She would say 'never have a frown in front of the camera.' She was a social butterfly, who loved laughing, singing, and dancing. She also enjoyed gardening. Rosemary also moved a lot; 27 times during her lifetime.
Survived by son, Stephen Spandl and wife, Carol, of Shakopee; daughters, Patricia Spandl Mikrot and husband, Steven, of Blaine, Rory Spandl and husband, Thomas Doty, of Jordan; grandchildren, Nichole Ebner and husband, Mike, Carrie Spandl-Boegeman and husband, Derek; Rachel Schaefer and husband, Edward; Donovan Mikrot, Kristy Kloos and husband, Matt, Justin Doty, Amanda Doty, Lexi Doty, Hannah Doty; great- grandchildren, Ashleigh and Kayla Ebner, Tyler Boegeman, Charlotte Kloos; brothers and sister, Thomas Walters and wife, Martha, Alice Palmquist, Edward F. Walters, Jr. and wife, Madeleine; sister-in-law, Joyce Walters; and special friends, Ralph Sanders, MaryLou Carlson and William Malmo.
Preceded by George Spandl; parents, Edward Walters and Mary Rose Dugan; step-mother, Hilda Johnson Walters; brother, Charles Walters; brother-in-law, Jim Palmquist.

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Dorothy M. Miller

5/23/1926 — 4/4/2014

Dorothy M. Miller, age 87, of Shakopee, died on Friday, April 4, 2014, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Born in Sibley County, Minnesota, on May 23, 1926, the son of Henry and Martha (Schulze) Wills. Dorothy married Robert Miller on July 16, 1945, in Hutchinson, Minnesota. She was a housewife.
Dorothy enjoyed puzzles, hummingbirds, and loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren deeply. She was very committed to her faith.

Preceded in death by her husband, Robert; and three brothers. She is survived by her daughter, Gwen Lundahl and husband, Thomas; son, David Miller and wife, Anna Marie; grandchildren, Aaron Lundahl and wife, Kristen, Jessica Paggen and husband, Jason, Joel Lundahl and wife, Sarah, Jeremy Miller and wife, Emily, Kalyn McGarvey and husband, Rob; great-grandchildren, Cole, Shelby, Owen, Decker; sister, Agnes Hoffman.

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Gregory J. Butch Reynolds

8/14/1940 — 4/1/2014

Gregory John Butch Reynolds was born on August 14, 1940 in St. Peter, MN to Floyd Cyril and Bernyce Catherine (Bezdichek) Reynolds. He passed away on April 1, 2014 at Harris Methodist HEB Hospital in Bedford, TX.

Greg was raised in Le Center, MN but later moved to Minneapolis where he graduated from Edison High School. After graduation he enlisted in the United States Air Force achieving the rank of Airman-2nd Class. He spent most of his service at the Air Force Base in Blytheville, AK, as a member of the ground crew that serviced the Stratofortress B52 bombers. He was very proud of his military service. His name is engraved on the Smithsonians Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center Wall of Honor in Virginia.

He married Shirley Irene Vollmer on February 10, 1962 in Le Center, MN. After being discharged from the service the couple moved to Shakopee, MN where they raised their five children. He worked as a computer specialist at Midwest Federal and later at ACA Data. He was a former member of the Shakopee Jaycees and the American Legion.

Eventually the couple moved to Fort Worth where he worked as an IT Specialist at Catholic Charities. The staff affectionately called him St. Gregory for solving all their computer problems.

While living in Texas he took up the hobbies of model trains and of flying radio controlled model airplanes. He was an active member in the local RC model airplane club. He was a great lover of history which he passed on to his children.

Greg is survived by four of his children: Sons Dennis(Jackie) of Naples FL; Christopher of Centerville, MN; daughters Debbie(Mike) Seiberlich of St. Paul, MN; Jenny Reynolds of Springbrook, WI. He is also survived by daughter-in-law Karen Reynolds of Ormand Beach, FL; sister, Carol, Skeeter Reynolds of Richland Hills, TX; sisters-in-law, Donna (Donald) Vlasak and Patricia (James) Fillipek both of Montgomery, MN.

Greg is also survived by nine grandchildren: Daniel Seiberlich, Erin(Jay)Singerman, Samantha(Jesse)Watson, Shawn Rosaasen, James(Candi)Weber, Sr, Anthony Weber, Amanda Storms, Alexander Reynolds and Wyatt Reynolds, and six great-grandchildren, Elle Singerman, Haley Knutson-Weber, James Weber, Jr., Olivia Henneman-Austin, Zachary Storms and Callista Storms-Johnson, along with many cousins, nieces and nephews and very dear friends Larey and Maggie Vandervoort and their daughter, Lexi.

Greg was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Shirley, in 2008, his son David in 2006, his parents and one sister, Vickie.

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Bonnie L. Anderson

11/9/1949 — 3/28/2014

Bonnie L. Anderson, age 64, of Shakopee died on Friday, March 28, 2014 at the Shalom West Home in St. Louis Park. Bonnie was born on November 9, 1949 in Shakopee the daughter of Delmore and Elsie (Bueche) Anderson. She had been employed at the Holiday Warehouse in Bloomington for 33 years. Bonnie loved animals, country music and was a great admirer of President John F. Kennedy.
Survivors include sister, Cindy (Donny) Buma of California; brother, Dennis Anderson of Chaska; sister, Joy (Dana) Curran of Minnetonka; nieces and nephews. Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Polly Booker.

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Dean A. Smith

11/24/1926 — 3/28/2014

Dean A. Smith, age 87 of Shakopee died on Friday, March 28, 2014 at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. Dean was born on November 24, 1926 in LeSueur, Minnesota the son of Nile and Katherine (Viesner) Smith. He married Verena Mechtel on June 10, 1946 in Marystown. He was the retired owner of Dean Smith Trenching Incorporated of Shakopee. Dean loved fishing and was an enthusiastic bicycler.
Surivors include his wife of nearly 68 years, Verena (Mechtel); son, Larry (Diane) Smith; daughters, Marlene (Howard) Zaback and Marie Black; 9 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandson; brother, Merle Smith. He was preceded in death by his son Alvin Smith and wife Anna Marie; son, Terry Smith; grandson, Jeff.

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Delmont C. 'Del' Briest

10/14/1935 — 3/27/2014

Delmont C. Briest, 'Del', age 78, of Shakopee, formerly of Bloomington, died on Thursday, March 27, 2014, at his residence in Shakopee, Minnesota.
Born in Gaylord, Minnesota, on October 14, 1935, the son of Albert and Etta (Quast) Briest. Del graduated from the Milwaukee School of Engineering, and he married Sharon Stolp on December 16, 1967.
For 30 years Del was employed at Honeywell as an engineer, he retired in 1998. He enjoyed summers at their lake place, fishing, and spending special time with his grandkids.
Survived by wife, Sharon; sons, John and wife, Michelle of Parker, Colorado, Paul and wife, Teresa of Bloomington; grandchildren, Jack and Addison Briest, Henry and Claire Briest; nieces and nephews. Preceded by parents, Albert and Etta; brothers, Wesley, Harold, Raymond, and Donald.

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