Obituaries

Suzanne L. Natzel

8/11/1946 — 4/1/2010

Suzanne L. Natzel, age 63, of Chaska, formerly of Shakopee, died on Thursday, April 1, 2010, at the University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis.
She is the daughter of Melvin and Dolores (Ries) Lebens. She worked as a realtor in the Scott/Carver county area.
Suzanne is survived by her husband, Ron Natzel; daughter, Amy (Jay) Baker; step-children, Mark (Deb) Natzel, Brett (Lily) Natzel; grandchildren, Matthew, Jake, and Kayley; brothers and sister, John, Jim, and Daniel Lebens, Barbara Osterkamp. She is preceded in death by her son, Thomas Goodspeed; grandchild; and parents.

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John J. McCarthy

2/3/1924 — 3/30/2010

He is sadly missed by his four daughters, Judy (Peter) Herrell, Kathy (Peter) Maxwell, Charlene (Billy) Slewidge and Patti McCarthy. John is Grandfather to Jennifer, Katie, Carrissa, Maggie, Kelly and Wesley. He is Great Grandfather to Blake and Mason. Preceding him in death are his son, Michael; his loving wife, Elizabeth Betty; three sisters, Mildred, Madeline, Margaret; and a brother, Chuck.

John was a retired military veteran of the Air Force and received the Air Medal for his service in Italy during WWII. After his career in the military, he worked for John Hancock with insurance sales. The number one passion in his life was singing, which he did very well. May he sing with the angels! Dean Martin was his all time favorite. His other passions were airplanes and ice cream.

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Robert F. White

3/6/1921 — 3/29/2010

Robert F.White, age 89, of Shakopee. Survived by sons and daughters, Robert White, Mary White, Kathleen Lind, John White, all of Shakopee, Louisa (Ernie) Johnson of Mound, Paul (Dawn) of Carver, Ann (Mark) Lemke of Watertown, Laura (Alan) Malecha of Lonsdale; 18 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; step-children, Ann Werner, Claire, Mark, Bruce, Jan, Dean Zweber and their families; sister, Mary Kathleen Majerus. Preceded in death by wives, Mildred White and Helen Zweber; 1 grandchild.

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Lyle C. Boeser

1/28/1933 — 3/26/2010

Lyle C. Boeser, age 77, of Burnsville. Survived by wife, Geri; sons and daughter, Russ (Teri), Jeff (Vicki), Duke (Laurie), Todd (Jill), Missy (Tom) Nenovich; 11 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; brothers and sister, Howard, Roy, Roger, and Ruth. Preceded in death by parents, Herb and Genevieve; brother, Bud; sister, Marcella.

Lyle was a member of the American Legion in Savage, and the V.F.W. in Prior Lake.

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Nichole L. Rose Jenny

4/23/1970 — 3/20/2010

Nichole L. Rose (Stavros) Jenny, age 39 of Lakeville. Nichole was a 1988 graduate of Richfield High School. She went on to receive a Bachelors degree in Health and Fitness at Gustavus Adolphus College and received her Registered Nurse degree from Normandale College. She was a dedicated member of the Nursing staff at Hennepin County Medical Center surgical unit for many years. In recent years she served patients as an allergy nurse at Southdale Pediatrics. Nichole was a tremendous athlete with a lifelong dedication to fitness and athletics. She was a member of the soccer team at Gustavus and continued her passion for sports into her current life, participating in soccer and broom ball. Her infectious smile, her beautiful blue eyes, and her ability to connect with people are what made Nichole beautiful inside and out. Her dedication to her daughter, Cassie, was always her top priority. Nichole was always on the go, but cuddling on the couch with Cassie is something she cherished and did often. Nichole was loved dearly and will be missed by all who knew her, including family, friends, and fellow teammates. Survived by husband, Doctor Jason Jenny; daughter, Cassandra; step-daughter, Elizabeth (Ellie); step-son, Matthew; parents, John and Judy Stavros; brother, Andrew Stavros; mother and father-in-law, Yvonne and Jerome (Butch) Jenny; nephew, Alexander and niece, Gabrielle; also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins and many, many friends.

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Charles F. Schleicher

4/19/1923 — 3/20/2010

Charles F. Schleicher, age 86 of Shakopee formerly of Chaska died on Saturday, March 20, 2010 at St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Shakopee. Charles was born in Chaska on April 19, 1923 the son of Richard and Frances (Gregory) Schleicher. He married Irene Weber on October 18, 1950 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Waconia. This marriage was blessed with 9 children. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Irene; children, Rita (Grant) Cheney of St. Cloud, son James (Sharon) of Chaska, Mary (Lee) Martinek of Browerville, Lorna (Mark) Johnson of Belle Plaine, Carol (Greg) Doric of Siren, WI, Irene (Dale) Harrison of Annandale, Diane Schleicher of Buffalo, John (Michelle) Schleicher of Shakopee; 23 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; 1 sister, Marlene (Ted) Bentz of Excelsior; 2 brothers, Clarence (Mary) of Blaine, Donald (Judi) of Shakopee; sisters-in-law, Virginia Schleicher of Cambridge, Lorraine Schleicher of Shakopee and Lorraine VanSloun of Chaska; brothers-in-law, Jerome (Sharon) Weber of Becker, Edward (Sally) Weber of Brooklyn Center, Leon (Donna) Weber of Foley. He was preceded in death by his infant son Frank, grandson Kevin Johnson, 2 great grandchildren, James Warner and Lillian Ashton; parents, brothers, George, Wally, Stanley and sister Bernice Koch, father-in-law and mother-in-law Edward and Kathryn Weber. Charles served in the United States Army during World War II. The family farmed near Chaska until 1965 when they moved to Chaska. He and his wife were residents of Shakopee since 1982 where they were members of St. Mark's Catholic Church. He served as an usher at Guardian Angels Church, Chaska. Charles worked in a variety of places including, Northern Hydraulic, Arrow Tank, Schaper's, Northern Culvert, and building Cat-A-Gators. Most recently, he worked for North Star Auto Auction. When a factory closed or moved, he embarked on a new career. He loved being with his wife and family and enjoyed fishing and camping.

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Apollonia M. Gerold

3/28/1922 — 3/15/2010

Apollonia M. Gerold, age 87 of Shakopee died on Monday, March 15, 2010 at The Gardens at St. Gertude's Health Center, Shakopee. Survivors include her 12 children, Joan (Jerry) Bauer of Shoreview, Tom (Gert) of Mound, John of Medford, Joe (Janna) of Dent, Dan (Jan), Leo (Barb) all of Shakopee, Lee (Lynn) of Pleasant Plains, Ilinois, Betty Gerold of Shakopee, Lois (Steve) Fowler of Waconia, Chuck (Deborah) of Northfield, Jaime (Judi) of Owatonna, Mary (Tim) Randklev of Chaska; 30 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 10 step grandchildren; sister, Valeria Wolf of New Prague; brother Walter (Clara) Kuechle of Jordan; 2 sisters-in-law, Bernice Kuechle and Andrina Kuechle. She was preceded in death by her husband Sylvester; 3 brothers, Othmar, Albert, and Lambert Kuechle; sister, Odelia Slinkard.

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James J. Kelleher

7/10/1917 — 3/12/2010

James J. Kelleher, age 92, a life long resident of Burnsville died on Friday, March 12, 2010 at the Lodge on Summit Oaks, Burnsville. Jim is survived by his 3 children, Tom, Kevin and Mary Pat; 3 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren. He was born in Burnsville the son of Patrick and Josephine (Fitzgerald) Kelleher. Jim was preceded in death by his wife, Helen (Riley); 3 sisters, Agnes Walsh, Helen Loftus and Mary Lynch.

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Robert M. Johnson

7/8/1926 — 3/10/2010

Bob passed away on March 10, 2010 at his home.
Robert Marinus Johnson was born on July 8, 1926 in rural Ellendale, the son of James and Anna Johnson. He entered the US Army in 1945 and became a paratrooper with the 11th Airborne, serving in Japan. On January 11, 1947 he married Lenore Kathryn Evenson of New Richland. Their 63 years of marriage were enriched with 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren.
Bob was a sales supervisor in the wholesale grocery business for over 40 years, providing full service to hundreds of independent grocery stores in southern and central Minnesota. Bob and Lenore lived in Albert Lea until 1974, when they moved to Shakopee following a change in employers.
Since retirement in 1988, Bob was an avid golfer (3 holes in one), became known as Bob the Bikeman as he operated his own bike shop to service local children and foreign student workers at Valleyfair, and especially loved following his grandchildrens athletic and musical activities. Bob was an active member of St. Johns Lutheran Church, and an American Legion member for over 50 years.
Survivors include his wife, Lenore of Shakopee; children: James(Holly)Johnson of Puyallup, WA, Lori(Jeff)Hoffmann of Savage; grandchildren: Chad(Michelle)Johnson of Clovis, CA, Jason(Christie) Johnson of Puyallup, WA, Heather(Christopher)Linderman of Richland, WA, Courtney(Jason)Johnson of Prior Lake, and Katelyn Hoffmann of Savage; great-grandchildren: Rees, Cole, and Selah Johnson of Clovis, Hadley Linderman of Richland, and Anika and Kane Johnson of Prior Lake; sisters: Marian Utpadel, Donna Horecka , and Luella Anderson; brother: Alton Johnson; sisters-in-law: Martha Johnson, Helen Mork, Lois Wasmoen,and Marjorie Evenson.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents; brothers: Ken(Ruby)Johnson, John Johnson; sister: Jeanette(Ray)Peterson; sisters-in-law: Lorraine Johnson, Margaret(George) Ellis ; brothers-in-law: Glen Anderson, Robert Horecka, George Utpadel, Anton Olson, Stuart(Dorothy) Evenson, Oswald Evenson, Richard Wasmoen, and Alvin Mork.

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Evelyn M. Dahl

7/16/1922 — 3/6/2010

Evelyn M., age 87, of Shakopee. Preceded by husband, Melvin; daughter, Beverly Ann Wiskur. Survived by sons and daughter, Donald (Sherry) of TX, Gloria (Robert) Reedy of WA, Douglas (Maureen) of Princeton; 15 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, John Wagner; sisters-in-law, Edna Rossman, Adeline Graslie, all of SD; many nieces and nephews.

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