Bruce W. Stahnke
5/4/1942 — 5/18/2008
Survivors: Daughter, Kristi (Joseph) Reller; son, Travis Stahnke; grandchildren, Bryce, Brooke, Summer, Mackenzi and Kayla. Preceded in death by his parents, Leslie and Glenyce (Belden) Stahnke. Bruce was a long time employee of Hitchcock Industries and most recently with Bunge Corporation.
8/17/1940 — 5/17/2008
Rita is survived by her husband, Richard; children Renee (Dan) Schmid, Ron (Lori) Lambrecht, Rob (Jen) Lambrecht, Annie (Dan) Leadstrom, Robin (Travis) Beck; stepdaughters Lynn (David) Steichen, Joan (Mike) Schwarz, Gail (Joe) Miller, Cheryl (Steve) Heimel; 12 grandchildren; 18 step-grandchildren; sister, Esther Hennes.
Rita was preceded in death by her first husband, Roger Lambrecht; parents Joseph and Mary (Marrinan) Menden; sisters, Mary and Arlene Menden; brother Ed and sister-in-law, Helen Menden
Wilbur A. Schroers
6/10/1924 — 5/16/2008
Survived by wife, Patricia; children, Dean, Karen (Greg) Gillum, John (Patti Jo) Schroers, Steve (Betty)Schroers, Mary Wallace and Mike Pflug, Pam (Don) Meger, Pat (Sandy) Schroers; twenty five grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren; two sisters, Dolly Ess, Bernice (Larry) Samstad; brother, Roger (Pat) Schroers. Preceded in death by infant son and nine brothers and sisters. Wilbur, Patricia and the family are the owners of The Tole Bridge Art Gallery in Shakopee and was a twenty seven year retired employee of Rahr Malting in Shakopee. He was a member of Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever and the Minnesota Water Fowl Association.
William A. Bill Hauer
10/20/1921 — 5/12/2008
Survived by wife, Nelly; 2 daughters, Lynn Geiser and husband Dick, Pat Niedorf and husband Al; 3 grandchildren, Jessica Grandstaff and husband Matthew, Arica Logeais and husband Matt, Alicia Worthey and husband Scott; 7 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters and 2 brothers, Lorraine Ries, Evelyn Luce, Gene Hauer and wife Ginny, Jim Hauer and wife Mary Ann.
Preceded in death by parents, Peter and Clara (Kopp) Hauer; 3 sisters and 1 brother, Lucille Odenwald, Dorothy Schroeder, Bernice Stemmer, and Melvin Hauer.
Deloris M. Lori Solseth
5/28/1930 — 5/11/2008
Survivors include: Children, Beth (Bob) Van Bergen, Gary (Gwen) Solseth all of Shakopee, Lori Solseth of Big Lake, Minnesota, Todd Solseth of the Hammer Residence, Wayzata; nine grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren; brother, Donald Stensby and special friend Vivian of Shakopee. Deloris was preceded in death by her husband, Wallace; two brothers, LeRoy and Bobbie. Deloris was a volunteer at St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Shakopee; sang with Harmonettes of Shakopee for many years and served as an escort for foreign born adoptions travel.
Markos I. Hatar
3/9/1931 — 5/6/2008
Survivors: Wife, Maryam; children, Hala, Hava Heyem, Asme, Nowel, Haell, and Osama.
Daniel R. Schneider
8/13/1971 — 5/4/2008
Survivors: Wife, Amy; father and step mother, Michael Schneider and Adrian Person of Mankato; sister, Lisa Schneider of Rosemount; brother, Rob Schneider of Savage. He was preceded in death by his mother, Lila. Daniel was a 1990 graduate of Burnsville High School and was a twenty year employee for the City of Burnsville.
Sylvia R. Wellner
2/11/1938 — 4/26/2008
Survivors include: children, William Jr. (Gwen) Wellner of Andover, Mark Wellner and former wife, Jodi of North Mankato, Jill (Duane) Hanley of Lino Lakes; mother, Elnor Johnson of Moorhead; seven grandchildren,Sara, Alicia, Amanda, Meghan and W. Raymond Wellner, Alyssa and Eric Hanley; great grandchild, Alexa Wellner; sisters, Kathy (Lamont) Hamre of Clive, Iowa, Judi (David) Workin of Fargo, Sue (Jerry) Rogers of Moor.
head; brother, Kent (Cindi) Johnson of Sioux Falls. Sylvia was preceded in death by her husband William, father Raymond Johnson. She was a retired social studies teacher for the Shakopee Public Schools and served as Speech Coach for Shakopee High School.
Reverend Richard J. Larkin
12/28/1921 — 4/25/2008
Survived by cousins; Sister Rose Marie Larkin OSB, Patricia Taffe Driscoll and husband Bill; Kathleen Larkin Reis and husband Ken; several other cousins. Father Larkin was born in Barry, Minnesota and was ordained to the priesthood on May 30, 1947. He served in numerous parishes including; Ascension, St. Anthony of Padua, and Christ the King, Minneapolis, Sacred Heart, Belle Plaine, Nativity of Mary, Bloomington, and most recently at St. Mark's, Shakopee. He also served as chaplain at Villa Maria Academy and Cedar Crest Academy. Father was a member of the Knights of Columbus and currently served as chaplain of the Father Lucian Galtier Assembly of Shakopee of the Fourth Degree
Knights of Columbus.
Thomas L. Steininger
12/31/1939 — 4/21/2008
Born 12/31/39 and educated in Rochester, New York. Served in the Army 1962 to 1965. Joined the Austin Police Department in 1968. Became Police Chief in Shakopee in 1990 until retirement in 1998. Served on the Minnesota Peace Officer Standards and Training Board for 13 years. His sense of community and giving back was an integral part of his life.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Mary and Louie; and sister, Cathy. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte; daughter, Kris and the light of his life his beloved grandson, Jacob.
Special thanks to Doctor Vicki Morrison, and the wonderful staff at hemat/oncology clinic, and special nurses at the VA Regional Medical Center. To his many supporting friends, a heartfelt thank you and to Pastor Doyle VanGelder and New Day members for their spiritual guidance and support.
Tom was a dedicated, loving family man, a tower of strength for his family. We mourn his physical passing, but his spirit will be with us always. God bless you Tom for sharing your life with us.