Lorraine (Spescha) Boyer
2/10/1924 — 5/22/2016
Lorraine (Spescha) Boyer, age 92, entered eternal life on May 22, 2016.
Lorraine was preceded in death by her daughter, Karen (Boyer) Bohn; and by parents, Christian and Lena Spescha. Survived by husband, Robert; sons, Eugene (Lori Larson), Kirk (Nancy), Todd; son-in-law, Marcus Bohn; 6 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren; 4 sisters, and 1 brother.
Nicholas J. Eichhof Jr.
6/1/1941 — 5/21/2016
Nicholas J. Eichhof Jr., age 74, passed away on May 21, 2016 at Hennepin County Medical Center. Nicholas was born on June 1, 1941 in St. Paul, MN, the son of Nicholas and Lorraine (Behr) Eichhof. He served in the United States Navy and was a 42 year member of Shakopee American Legion Post 2. Nick was a retired employee of Rahr Malting of Shakopee where he worked as a Malthouse operator for 30 years.
Survivors include his daughters, Shelly (Jeff) Kirchoff of Hutchinson, Lisa Eichhof of Chaska; son, David (Sue) Eichhof of Minneapolis; grandchildren, Alissa (Dustin) Petersen, Karl Christensen, Nicholas Karg, Victoria Eichhof, Drake Eichhof, Dusay Fields; great grandchildren, Jake and Harper Petersen; sister, Beverly Gnade; also survived by many step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren. Preceded in death by daughter, Lynn Fields and brother, John Eichhof.
Kenneth A. Oliverson
8/11/1944 — 5/20/2016
Kenneth A. Oliverson, age 71 of Shakopee died on Friday, May 20, 2016 at St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Shakopee. Kenneth was born on August 11, 1944 in International Falls, Minnesota the son of Martin and Blanche (Doree) Oliverson. He married Janet Frank on December 21, 1968 in International Falls. Ken was a Veteran of the United States Army and was a 38 year employee of the Donaldson Company. At Donaldson, he held the positions of Tool Designer, Cost Estimator and Configuration Manager.
Survivors include his wife, Jan; daughter, Heather (Greg) Mecikalski of Eau Claire; grandchildren, Cecelia and Ephraem Mecikalski and Lydia Oliverson; sister, Linda (Robert) Petrie; brothers, Donald and Neal Oliverson; also survived by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his son, Scott Kenneth.
Adrian D. Labatte
6/9/1992 — 5/18/2016
Adrian D. Labatte, age 23, of Shakopee passed away on May 18, 2016.
Adrian was born on June 9, 1992 in St. Paul, Minnesota, the son of Robert Beniote and Renee Labatte.
Jack G. Dalrymple
4/1/1921 — 5/15/2016
Jack G., age 95, of Burnsville, entered eternal life on Sunday, May 15, 2016, at Our Lady of Peace in St. Paul, MN.
Born April 1, 1921 and died May 15, 2016 at Our Lady of Peace in St. Paul surrounded by his loving family.
Jack was born in Minneapolis, MN. When he was a young boy his family moved to Montana. He lived in a log cabin, rode horseback to a one-room schoolhouse and thrived in the mountains and wide open spaces of the West.
When the family returned to Minnesota Jack spent time at his Uncle Bernard's farm in Upsala, MN. Jack decided that farming was not his calling and moved to Minneapolis.
Jack joined the Navy during WWII and spent a harrowing tour of duty in New Caledonia. He never set foot on a ship again.
He met Mary Rita Gallagher at Diana's Malt Shop and later stated- 'She's the one, I'm going to marry that girl'. And he did. They had a three week whirlwind courtship and eloped to California. Jack and Mary were married for 69 years and 6 months.
Jack could fix anything. He could be found on a Saturday afternoon in the garage with a wrench in one hand and a cup of coffee in the other, teaching his sons how to change oil or an engine if need be. His daughters were not allowed to drive until they proved capable of changing a flat tire.
Jack went into the construction trade. He was employed by Pemtom for many years and built many homes in River Hills, Burnsville.
Jack was an active member of the Orchard Rangers Saddle Club. He worked behind the scenes at horse shows and especially enjoyed trail riding. He spent many enjoyable hours riding in State parks and in the desert of Arizona. One lesson he taught his daughters and nieces was that when you land in the dirt, you get up and dust yourself off- then get back on the horse.
Jack was a devout Catholic. After retiring he volunteered many hours at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Savage. He made many friends and spent many happy hours helping out wherever he was needed. Jack crafted rosaries and gifted them to family and friends.
Jack was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Rita. He is survived by sons, Tom (Tina), Mike (Patty); daughters, Rita Dalrymple, Susan Dalrymple Weeres; grandchildren, Jeff (Angie), Caitlin (Aaron), Nick (Melissa), Elisabeth (Robert), Michael (Miranda), David (Katie), Timothy (Adora); 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Duke (Corrine); sister, Bette Donaldson.
Teresa K. Bisson
2/21/1963 — 5/14/2016
Teresa K. Bisson, age 53, of Savage, Minnesota, passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2016, at her home. Teresa was born on February 21, 1963, in Everett, Washington. She married Robert on February 14, 1994 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Teresa had a nursing background, and enjoyed taking care of people, and had many patients that liked her. She worked as a medical technician at Fairview Clinic in Savage.
She also enjoyed making stained glass, gardening, traveling, puppies, and her time with her family was precious to her.
Teresa was a loving wife, mom, sister, and daughter, survived by her husband, Robert; daughter, Chelsea (Buster) McKay; son, Lucas Bisson (Myles Wendt); father, Larry Peterson; mother-in-law, Ann Bisson; sister, Denise (Don) Frein; sister-in-law, Shelly Follansbee; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother, Anita Peterson; nephew, Joshua Follansbee.
Dawn Marie (Buck) Temp
2/28/1967 — 5/12/2016
Dawn Marie (Buck) Temp, age 49, of Shakopee, passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at her home, surrounded by her loving family.
Dawn was born on February 28, 1967, in Winona, MN, the daughter of Ron and Ginny Buck. She married Jeff Temp on June 30, 1990, in Lewiston, MN.
Dawn was widely known for her passion for her church, her family and her love of the sport of volleyball. She played Division II and III volleyball at UW-Parkside and UW-La Crosse respectively. She and husband Jeff played in over 200 tournaments together through the years, traveling throughout the upper Midwest, and she played in many women's and co-ed leagues in La Crosse, Winona, and the Twin Cities. She also coached Junior Olympic Volleyball and officiated matches for junior high, high school and adult recreational leagues. She loved to watch her kids in their various sports activities, and was an avid cook. She treasured the family trips throughout the US, Canada and Mexico, and the many trips to Banff, Jasper, Yellowstone, Glacier, and Rocky Mountain National Parks. Other memorable highlights were the bi-annual trips to Jamaica and Mexico with a large group of volleyball friends. As a long-time member of Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Shakopee, she was involved in many activities. Dawn will be dearly missed by many, many people whose lives she touched in so many ways.
Survived by her husband, Jeff; children, Alyson (fiance, Dalton Thomas), Zachery, Elias, Evvie, and Gretchen; parents, Ron and Ginny Buck; parents-in-law, Gordie and Janet Temp; sister, Kim (Paul) Pettit; brothers, Scott, Daryl (Dawn), and Terry (Roxi) Buck; brothers-in-law, Mike (Danielle), and Dave Temp; many nieces and nephews.
Mike J. Schutrop
10/16/1945 — 5/8/2016
Mike J. Schutrop, age 70, of Shakopee died on May 8, 2016 at the VA Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN.
Mike was born on October 16, 1945 in Shakopee, the son of Al and Mary (Vomela) Schutrop. He married Joyce Haft on November 15, 1968 in Hopkins.
Mike served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He worked in shipping/receiving at an air conditioning manufacturing plant.
Mike enjoyed the horse track, classic cars, hats, and the Minnesota Vikings. Mike's family always came first.
Mike is survived by his wife, Joyce; daughters, Shelly (Rick) Thomas, Robyn Feucht, Wendy Schutrop; grandsons, Josh Prescott, Jason Fobbe; great-grandchildren, Jordan, Tyler, and Brea, Lily, Isabella, and Kacella; brothers, Sam, Larry (Ellie), Jerry (Sue), Marty (Casey), Dick (Pat), and Harry; sister, JoAnne Scott. Mike was preceded in death by his parents, Al and Mary; brother, David.
Georgia F. Maurine
10/31/1922 — 5/2/2016
Georgia Florence Maurine (Pohl), 93 died May 2, 2016 at St. Gertrude's in Shakopee. She was a long time resident of Shakopee. Georgia was born in St. Paul on October 31, 1922 and graduated from Macalester College. She began her teaching career in Atwater, MN, where she met Rudolph George Maurine (deceased) and they married in 1946. After teaching in Atwater the family moved to Norwood, MN and eventually settled in Shakopee in 1960. As her children grew older she resumed teaching at the Catholic elementary schools until her retirement in 1988.
In her family were 4 children, two grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. Daughter Suzanne Balzer, Minneapolis, grandson Mitchell and wife Geni Balzer and great grandchildren Micah and Jonah of Laguna Nigel, CA. Daughter Pat of Maplewood. Son Rudolph (deceased). Son Michael and wife Laure Skluzacek and granddaughter Samantha of Douglasville, GA. She was also supported by very special friend Kelly Blaiser, her neighbors, friends and former students in Shakopee. She enjoyed bird watching from her back windows, gardening, reading novels and listening to classical music. She was very proud of her teaching career especially when she taught children of previous students.
We want to thank the staff of St. Gertrude's and St. Francis for the compassionate care she received.
Barbara A. Wilson
1/5/1962 — 4/28/2016
Barbara A. Wilson, age 54, of Mankato, MN, died on April 28, 2016, at her home.
Barbara was born in Minneapolis, MN, on January 5, 1962, the daughter of Evan and Doris (Clough) Bunn.