Obituaries

Joyce R. Schwartz

6/15/1926 — 7/8/2008

Joyce Schwartz of Shakopee, peacefully went to the arms of her lord July 8, 2008, in Largo, Florida. Survived by daughter, Victoria Heitzman (John); sons, John (Jackie), and David; and loving friend, Dick Boyd; 5 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; sisters, Esther (Happy) Edmonds, Elberta Christenson (Rudy), Jeanette Poirier; brother, Gordon Poirier (Nancy); sisters-in-law, Kathryn Costello and Fritz Furlong (John); and many loving nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by husband, Joseph; daughter, Patty Jo; sister, Betty Rennick.

Thanks to Hospice Woodside and The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast for the peaceful care, dignity and respect they provided during her last days. She will be remembered and missed by all those who knew and loved her. Her deep Catholic faith is her legacy for those who survive her.

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Savannah P. (Kim Louise) Eleeson

8/24/1963 — 7/1/2008

Survivors: Children, Daniel Lund, Wesley Schaller, Darcy Schaller and their father Rudy Schaller all of Savage; parents Peter and Dorothy Lund of Hayward, Wisconsin; brother Ned Lund of Miami, Florida. Savannah was a resident of Cold Spring, Minnesota and was a former resident of Eagle River, Wisconsin. She was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin with a Masters of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Development.

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Clayton Thomas Panek

7/16/1931 — 6/26/2008

Clayton died on Thursday, June 26, 2008 at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis. He was born on July 16, 1931 in New Prague, the son of Thomas and Maime (Kocina) Panek. He attended Dunwoody Institute and the College of St. Thomas. He was a caprenter for M. A. Mortenson Construction for several years and then went on to be the businesss agent for Local #1644 of the Carpenters Union until his retirement. He is survived by his children, Mary Kay (Dennis) Vierling of Shakopee, son David of St. Cloud, daughter Ann (James) Stocker of Shakopee; four grandchildren, David Jr and Dustin Panek, Michael Vierling and Jack Stocker; brother Thomas (Naomi) Panek of New Prague He was preceded in death by his wife Therese McRaith Panek and his parents.

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Harold Schneider

11/21/1920 — 6/23/2008

Survivors: Wife, Roberta; four sisters, 2 brothers, Evelyn Molkenbur, Dorothy (Bernard) Schmitt, Geri Carlson, Albert Schneider all of Shakopee, Teresa Van Buskirk of Henderson, Eugene (Joan) Schneider of Jordan; nieces and nephews; preceded in death by sisters, Mildred Unze, Mary Lou Busch; brother, Henry Schneider.

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Audrey Helen McGovern

9/21/1924 — 6/20/2008

Audrey passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, June 20, 2008. Preceded in death by her husband Leo Patrick Jr.; parents, Oscar and Bertha Siedow; brothers, Alfred, Walter, sister, Lucille; Survived by children, David, Karen, Karla, Suzanne (Bruce)Paul, Julie (Greg) Doeden, Jack (Cindy); grandchildren, Bryan and Erik Doeden, Amy and Erin McGovern, Bryan Johnson; sister Delores Clay. Audrey was born in St. Paul and was an active member of The Martha Circle and the Quilting Club of St. John' Lutheran Church where she was an active member. She was a proud member of the Shakopee Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.

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LeRoy J. Bauer

10/11/1931 — 6/13/2008

Survivors: Wife, Lila; eleven children, Allan Bauer, Anita (Steve) Baudoin all of Shakopee, Roer (Rose) Bauer of Jordan, Kenny Bauer of Shakopee, Geralyn (Jim) Cooper of Jordan, Diane (Joe) Hentges, Jim (Jacki) Bauer all of Shakopee, Dennis (Jessica) Bauer of Jordan, Cathy (Danny) Theis of Prior Lake, Jeff Bauer, Bruce (Kelly Nevin) Bauer all of Shakopee; twenty two grandchildren; one great grandchild;
brother, Wilbert Bauer of Jordan; sisters, Marita (Barney) Riesgraf of Carver, Betty (Walter) Donney of Watkins, Helen (Donny) Pauly of Cold Spring, Delores Wallerius of Montgomery; sisters in law, Stella Bauer of Shakopee, Mary Ann Bauer of Jordan. Preceded in death by parents, Benedict and Mathilda (Wick) Bauer; grandson, Jason Baudoin; brothers, Edwin and Cletus Bauer; brother in law, Donny Wallerius.
LeRoy was a Veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion, and an active member of St. Mark's Catholic Church. He served on the Jackson Township Board for eighteen years.

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Michael Lee Miller

12/8/1948 — 6/10/2008

Michael Miller, 59, of Shakopee, died
unexpectedly Tuesday, June 10, 2008, at
his home in Shakopee.

He was born in Granite Falls, Minn.
Dec. 8, 1948 to Peg (Harrier) Miller and
Frank Miller. He graduated from Mayer
Lutheran High School and lived in the
Shakopee area most of his life. He married
Vicki Matheny in Chaska Dec. 4, 1987. They worked
together cleaning office buildings until 2000.

He is survived by his wife; stepchildren, Duane Eddy (and Kathy Haley), Jill and Joe Drees, Jeri Svoboda and David (and Staci) Eddy; mother, Peg Miller; sisters, Patty Stier and Karen (and Shelly) Oleson; brother, Mark Miller; six grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father.

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Clarence E. Lipke

2/5/1922 — 6/5/2008

Clarence Emil Edward Lipke died at his home on June 5, 2008. He was born on February 5, 1922 to William and Mamie (Piehl) Lipke of Buffalo Lake, Minnesota. At age 16, he made his home with his great aunt and uncle Leopold and Johanna Seeland of Henderson, Minnesota. He joined hands in marriage on June 18, 1944 with Ina Rae Phillips, daughter of Charles and Ethel Grace Phillips of Brownton, Minnesota. Clarence and Ina lived in Henderson until 1955; then they moved to Shakopee. Clarence was associated with construction and real estate for 36 years until his retirement in 1980. He loved hunting, fishing, music and travel.

Clarence leaves his wife, Ina of sixty three years; daughters Carol (George) Burleson, Virginia (Wayne) Tietz; three grandchildren, Sandra, Jason and Rick; six great grandchildren, Kyla, Matthew, Daniel, Andrea, Nikolas, and Austin. He also leaves three sisters, Ramona, Marion and Loretta.

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Malinda M. Vierling

3/24/1911 — 5/30/2008

She is survived by sons, Gary (Janice) of AZ, Roger (Chung) of WA; 7 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by husband Roman and 6 siblings.

Malinda worked as a waitress for several local restaurants, including Wampachs. She had a wonderful sense of humor. One of her favorite hobbies was cooking, specializing in peanut brittle; and she enjoyed making butterflies out of magazine pages.

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Francis D. Haeg

8/28/1906 — 5/30/2008

Mr Haeg will be sadly missed by his seven children, Frank C. Haeg of Santa Rosa, Ca, Betty and husband Bill Engel of Shakopee, Marguerite Dean of Coon Rapids, Jerome and wife Pat Haeg of Turtle Lake, Wisc., Nancy and husband Harold Miller of Keokuk, Iowa, James and wife Dianne Haeg of Austin, Texas and Steve Haeg of Shakopee. In addition, eleven grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren, two nieces, four nephews and many relatvies and friends survive. His wife Johanna preceded him in death in 1987.




Mr. Haeg worked for the Minnesota State Highway Department for over 40 years. He retired in 1973. He and his wife, Johanna moved to Jacksonville, Florida, where they lived until Johanna died. He then moved to Shakopee, Minnesota to live with his daughter Betty Engel and his son-in-law, Bill Engel. While there he enjoyed the many fishing trips to nearby lakes. He loved to fish and it didn't matter what size they were. He preferred a long cane pole rather than the rod and reels most of us use today.

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