Obituaries

Alice M. Fehring

12/18/1917 — 10/27/2014

Alice M. Fehring, age 96 of Shakopee, entered eternal life on Monday, October 27, 2014, at her home.
Alice was born in Iona, Minnesota on December 18, 1917, the daughter of William and Odelia (Miller) Hermeling. She married Leo Fehring on January 7, 1941, in Wilmont, Minnesota.
Alice provided daycare in her home for 373 kids, she was a volunteer in the Shakopee Public Schools, and did quilting for the mission at the Church of St. Mark.
Preceded by husband, Leo; son, Thomas; parents, William and Odelia; brothers, Jerome and Joe Hermeling; sisters, Lola Voss and Fidelis Hoffman. Survived by children, Nancy (Fred) Fuecker, Anita (Charles) Korton, Jim (Bibiana), Lynne (Larry) Roepke, Dan (Mary Lu); 16 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 5 sisters and 2 brothers, Donna Kremer, May Johnson, Mary Olson, Betty Harr, Ivona (Tom) Risacher, Bill (Shirley) Hermeling, Larry Hermeling; sisters-in-law, Betty Hermeling, Sophie Johannes, Donna Fehring.

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Eric J. Crist

5/11/1990 — 10/24/2014

Eric Crist, age 24, of Pensacola, Florida, formerly of Shakopee, Minnesota, passed away on Friday, October 24, 2014, in Florida.
Eric was born May 11, 1990, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the son of Jonathan and Diane (Munt) Crist. Eric was raised in Shakopee, and was a 2008 graduate of Shakopee High School. He enlisted in the United States Navy, and served until 2014. He worked with computers and cyber-security for the military.
Eric was an avid cyclist, he enjoyed fishing, gardening, cooking, and he spoke fluent Japanese. He wasn't afraid to try anything new.
Eric was an organ, eye and tissue donor, and in his death he gave life to six families.
Eric is survived by his daughter, Lily; parents, Jonathan and Diane Crist of Shakopee; sister, Jennifer Henderson (Jeremy); brother, Andrew (Christina); nieces, Aryanna and Aurora Henderson; grand-parents, Dawn and Julius Munt; aunts, uncles and many cousins; and Lily's mother, Michelle. He was preceded in death by grandparents, Florence and Loyal Crist.

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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 Valley Lions 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; sisters-in-law, Leah Hillesheim, Joan Monnens, Lucy Rein, Evelyn (Lester) Menden; 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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