Obituaries

Frank Vermeulen

11/20/1939 — 5/5/2010

Frank, 70, a ten year lung transplant survivor, died peacefully May 5th surrounded by his wife and children. He is survived by the love of his life and wife of 48 years, Judy, his children Mike Vermeulen (Sandi), Bob Vermeulen (Beth) and Cathy White (Lou), his sister Annie Wendlandt (Roger), brother Bill Vermeulen (Deceased), his grandchildren Alex White, Josh White, Aleesa White, Bobby Vermeulen, Jessie Vermeulen, and Anna Vermeulen, brothers in law Art Gendreau (Sherry) and Jim Gendreau, sisters in law Jean Podzimek, June Gephart (Len), Jackie Patton (Al), and Janet Gendreau. Frank immigrated to Minneapolis from Wychen, Holland, with his parents Herman and Teresa Vermeulen (Deceased) and siblings in 1950 and lived in Bloomington for 35 years.

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Esther F. Baker - Dellwo

5/11/1920 — 4/27/2010

Esther F. Baker Dellwo, age 89, of Shakopee died on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at her home. Survivors include children, Sharon Lubrant of Buffalo, Shirley Rein of Shakopee, James (Monica) Baker of Bloomington, Dennis Baker and Jeff(Vicky) Baker all of Cobden, Mn. John (Diane) Baker of Burnsville; special friend Julie Bjelland; 20 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren; sister, Nellie Domeier of Mpls. sisters-in-law, Esther Gunderson of Becker and Ann Gunderson of Grand Rapids. She was preceded in death by her husband of 26 years, James Baker, her husband of 30 years, Duane Gar Dellwo, grandson, Micheal Baker, great grandson, Jeremy Steinmetz and Joshua Lauzer; 4 brothers and 1 sister.

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Raymond M. Friedges

4/11/1937 — 4/27/2010

Survived by wife, Donna; children, Mike of Jordan, Annette (Scott) Bradley of Chaska, Wayne of Montana, Brenda (Mike) Gottwalt of Carver, Barb Friedges (Dan Taylor) of Shakopee; grandchildren, Sarah, Jay, and Rachel Bradley, Matthew and Kayla Gottwalt, Tony Taylor; great-grandchild, Parker White; brothers and sisters, Dave (Madalen), Donna (Fred) Kerber, James, Shirley Cervenka, Richard (Kay), Jackie (Joe) Franek, Joe (Deanna). Preceded in death by parents, Joseph and May.
Ray was proud to be a United States Marine. For 34 years he worked for the Shakopee Public Utilities, first as a linesman and then retiring as a Superintendent. He was a member of the James F. Campbell Knights of Columbus Council 1685 of Shakopee; and a member of the Shakopee American Legion Post 2. He was a retired Shakopee Fireman, serving over 20 years, and he was an Honorary Life Member of the MN State Fire Department Association. He loved fishing, and in his younger years played football. He was a Golden Gloves boxer, and played baseball for the New Market and the Shakopee town teams.

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Dorothy Toots Breeggemann

5/19/1915 — 4/26/2010

Dorothy Toots Breeggemann, age 94 of Marystown died on Monday, April 26 at St. Gertrude's Health Center, Shakopee. Dorothy was born on May 19, 1915, in Marystown, the daughter of John and Mary Ann (Geis) Grommesch. She married Frank Breeggemann on May 22, 1934 in Marystown. She and her husband farmed in Marystown for many years. Dorothy was a life long member of St. Mary of the Purification Catholic Church and a member of St. Ann's Society of the Catholic Aid Association. Surviving are her children, Tom of Elmwood, Wisc. Pat (Lee) Kness of Savage, Ruth Klehr of Jordan, Mike (Emma) of Kansas City, MO, Ann (Tom) Walerius of Plymouth, Richard (Linda), Sherry Poppler all of Shakopee, Cindy (Mark) Soller of Jordan; daughter-in-law, Delores Breeggemann of Jordan; 32 grandchildren, 51 great- grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband; son, Bob; grandson, Wade Kohlrusch; great-grandson, Liam Breeggemann; son-in-law, Don Klehr; daughters-in-law, Judy and Patricia Breeggemann; 4 brothers and 2 sisters.

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Robert B. Nieters

1/20/1922 — 4/22/2010

Robert B. Nieters, age 88, of Shakopee died on Thursday, April 22 at The Gardens at St. Gertrude's Health Center, Shakopee. He is survived by his son, James R. of Burnsville; daughters, Leanne (Edward) Goetze of Zimmerman, Mary Lynn (Duane) Berdahl of Apple Valley; 10 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; special niece, Debbie (Dick) Mather of Shakopee; sister-in-law, Selma Custodio of Minneapolis. He was preceded in death by his wife Ruth (Bluedorn) and great-granddaughter, Cassandra Goetze. Bob was a member of the James F. Campbell 1685 Third Degree Knights of Columbus and the Father Lucian Galtier Assembly of the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus of Shakopee. Bob was a Founder of Boy Scout Troop 218 of Shakopee and aided in initiating the Life Line Program at St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Shakopee and was a volunteer with Meals on Wheels for many years. He was the recipient of the WCCO Radio Good Neighbor Award and the Good Samaritan Award from St. Francis Regional Medical Center.

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Jean Ganske

10/1/1941 — 4/17/2010

Jean E. Ganske, age 68, of Shakopee, died on Saturday, April 17, 2010, at Park Nicollet Rehabilitation Center, St. Louis Park. Jean is survived by her husband, Ken; sons, Randy (Dawn), Chad (Lisa); 5 grandchildren, Matthew, Emily, Claire, Joe and Jenna. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Esther (Halvorson) Jamieson and sister, Bonnie Bertrand.

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Elmer J. Marschall

7/26/1922 — 4/15/2010

Elmer J. Marschall, age 87, is survived by his Wife, Kathryn (Krayna); 7 Children: Steve, Mary (Steve) Olson, Jeanne (Robert) Hoyme, Roy (Danita), Lori (Mike) Knuth, Fred (Jean), Chrysa Kostecka; 26 Grandchildren; 10 Great grandchildren; Sister, Dolores Wilbert; Brother, Harold (Marie).
Preceded in death by his parents, Mathias and Appolonia (Schneider) Marschall and 6 sisters: Adeline, Frances, Irene, Sally, Charlotte and Carol. Elmer along with his brother, Harold, were the owners of Marschall Farms. Elmer was a Veteran of the United States Navy during World War II. He was a member of the James F. Campbell Council 1685 Knights of Columbus of Shakopee, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4046 of Shakopee and American Legion Post #2 of Shakopee. He served in the Eagle Creek Township Board of Supervisors and the Shakopee Planning Commission.

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Nathan Blomquist

3/23/1983 — 4/12/2010

Nathan Blomquist, of Bloomington, formerly of Shakopee, 1983-2010, died suddenly on April 12, having lived a large life filled with zest, curiosity and determination. He loved outdoor activities, from winter camping in the BWCAW to trail building with AmeriCorps, fighting forest fires, building fences, a tour of duty with the Third Infantry, 8th Cavalry in Iraq and a lineman apprenticeship.
Nathan was a dedicated and generous friend who brightened a room with his infectious smile and welcoming attitude. His sharp intellect explored and collected enormous amounts of diverse information, which he delighted in sharing. He will be sorely missed by a close group of friends in addition to his family.
He is survived by his parents, Gerald and Elle; brothers, Jason (Andrea) and Brandon (Katie); his lady friend, Ami Lawin; grandparents, Bernice Blomquist and Wilbur Goeke; aunts, uncles and eight cousins.

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Roy Selvin Erickson

1/18/1932 — 4/10/2010

Roy Selvin Erickson, age 78, of Prior Lake died on Saturday, April 10, 2010 at his home. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; daughters, Autumn (Andrew) Johnson, and Paige Erickson of Shakopee; grandchildren, Summar and Bryce and soon to be born baby Johnson, Wyatt and Colton Erickson; son, Brook Erickson, daughter, Dawn Hill; brother Ivan (Janice) Erickson of St. Michael; sisters, Dorothy Baertschy and Jean Corradi, both of Chisholm. He was preceded in death by his parents, Selvin and Thelma (Nunnemaker) Erickson and sister, Louise Goette. Roy was born on January 18, 1932 in Sauk Centre, Minnesota. He married Barbara Phillips on November 23, 1975 in Winter Haven, Florida. Roy served in the Army during the Korean War and was a retired mechanic for North Central Airlines, Republic Airlines and Northwest Airlines. He was currently employed at Metro Aircraft, Lakeville.

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Kenneth E. Scannell

12/27/1950 — 4/7/2010

Kenneth E. Scannell was born on December 27, 1950 in Chicago,Illinois the son of Charles and Frances (Flynn) Scannell. He died on Wendesday, April 7, 2010 at his home in Shakopee, Minnesota. Survivors include his sister, Arleen Penney of Copperas Cove, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents.

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