Obituaries

Lauren P. Sorenson

7/28/1933 — 3/19/2009

SORENSON, LAUREN P., age 75, of Shakopee, on 3-19-09. Survived by loving wife of 52 years, LaVonne; sons, Dale (Ellen), Douglas (Jody) both of Shakopee; daughter, Lauri (Greg) Welke of Ladysmith, WI; 10 grandchildren, Atalie and Nathan Sorenson, Westin (Dorina) Goetz, Parker Sorenson, Becky Minnick, Melissa (Jon) LeaMan, Julie (Troy) Ellis, Gregory, Miriah, and Amelia Welke; brothers and sister, Bob, Bill (Lois), and Ann Sorenson. Preceded in death by parents, Everett and Jennie Sorenson.

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James C. Daleiden

10/22/1946 — 3/16/2009

DALEIDEN, JAMES C., CPA
Age, 62, of Savage. Jim is survived by his wife, Betty of Savage; parents, Leonard and Lydia of Northfield; brothers and sister, Joe (Connie) of Lonsdale, Tim (Elinor) of Minneapolis, and Karen (Richard) Peterson of Richfield; along with many nieces and nephews. Jim was preceded in death by his brother, Fritz, who died in 1978. Jim and Betty (Kadrlik) married on May 9, 1970, in New Prague. Betty’s enthusiastic, bubbly personality complimented Jim’s laid back approach perfectly. They shared many good times together, whether playing cards with friends, performing at Karaoke, or sneaking away down South for quick vacations. In his early years, baseball played an important role in Jim’s life. As a pitcher in high school, he pitched three no hit baseball games in a four week period. Along with earning All Conference honors in three sports, he received the award for being top athlete in his senior class. Playing for Lonsdale in the Dakota Rice Scott (DRS) men’s amateur baseball league, he compiled an estimated 50-8 record as a pitcher over his eight years. He helped Lonsdale win six league and two regional championships before retiring from baseball at the age of 23. Jim graduated form St. Thomas College in 1968 with a degree in accounting and followed with a master’s degree in business taxation from the University of Minnesota. He passed all four parts of the CPA exam in 1973. He accumulated lifelong friendships as controller at Werner Continental, Inc., and then entered the field of public accounting in 1978. His final work station was as a tax partner with Boulay Heutmaker Zibell & Co., P.L.L.P (BHZ). Jim likened the partners and employees at BHZ to an extended family. His dedication to his clients has created lasting relationships, some of which have exceeded 30 years.
Giving back to society has always been important to Jim. He has volunteered on numerous boards and charities including: Shakopee Rotary (past president) which was Jim’s favorite service organization; Savage Chamber of Commerce (past president); Savage City Council, planning commission and audit committee; founding director of the Minnesota Valley Transit Authority which today provides bus service to over 2.6 million riders annually; Minnesota Taxpayers Association; and the Minneapolis CPA Tax Roundtable. In 1999, the Minnesota Society of CPA’s awarded Jim with its Public Service Award, which recognized the top volunteer effort among its 9,500 members.

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Shirley A. Hafermann

12/26/1949 — 3/7/2009

Shirley A., age 59, of Shakopee. Preceded in death by her husband, Joel (2002); father, Anthony Deutsch; father-in-law, Jerome Hafermann; brothers-in-law, Ken Klaers and Melvin Shea. Survived by mother, Verena Deutsch of Prior Lake; sister, Diane (Roger) Brack of New Market; mother-in-law, Bernice Hafermann of Shakopee; sister-in-law, Susan Klaers of Waconia; niece, Kris (Andy) Strub; nephews, Terry (Sarah Meier) Klaers, Aaron (Heather) Brack; great-nephew, Ben Strub; great-niece, Erin Strub.

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Steven James Stremikis

6/23/1973 — 3/6/2009

Steven James Stremikis died on March 6, 2009 at his home in Savage due to complications of undetected Addisons's Disease. He was a 1991 graduate of Greenwood High School and a 1996 graduate of St. Mary's University, Winona where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree. Survivors include wife, Robin; son, Dysen; parents Jerry and Pat Stremikis of Willard, Wi.; sister, Sherry (Mat) Luoma of Savage; brother, Jeremy (Michelle) Stremikis of Lino Lakes; sister Sara Stremikis of Savage; 4 nieces.

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Elizabeth M. Betty Hentges

11/26/1925 — 3/4/2009

Elizabeth M. Betty Hentges, age 83, of Shakopee. Survived by sisters, Josephine Klehr of Chaska, Leona Speiker of Prior Lake, Marie (Russell) Spoerner of Chaska; many nieces, nephews, and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jacob and Mary (Breeggemann) Hentges; sisters and brothers, Rose (Andrew) Preisen, Edmund (Marie) Hentges, Lucille (Matt) Kreuser, Florian (Antonette and Clara) Hentges, Wilfred (Esther) Hentges. Betty was a long time employee of Duebers Department Stores and was a member of Shakopee Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4046, and St. Mark's Council of Catholic Women.

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Ethel M. Ries

1/16/1918 — 2/27/2009

Survived by daughters, Paulette (Mike) Rislund of Shakopee, Pam Sebastian of Eden Prairie; son-in-law Stan Brinkhaus of Shakopee; sister, Maggie Davis of California; grandchildren, Jeff (Michele) Brinkhaus, Jill Brinkhaus, Jackie (Steve) Shirvinski, Bryan (Julie) Rislund, Chad Rislund, Anthony Sebastian, Audrey Sebastian; 3 great grandchildren. Ethel was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Ries; daughter, Patricia Brinkhaus; brothers and sisters.

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Mariya Nazarevych

12/8/1943 — 2/26/2009

Mariya died on Thursday, February 26, 2009 at Abbott - Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis.She is survived by her husband Levko; son Mark Nazaravych and daughter, Ulyana Nazarevych.

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Arlene S. Kaufhold

1/4/1947 — 2/26/2009

Irene Kaufhold, age 62, of Richfield Arlene died on Thursday, February 26 at Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina. She was born on January 4, 1947 in Shakopee, the daughter of Joseph and Clara (Joseph) Schneider. Survivors include significant other, Rick Johnson; children, Sean (Angie) Kaufhold, Tony (Jenny) Kaufhold, Meggan Bjorklund; 6 grandchildren, Dante, Jaiden, Cameron, Taylor, Alexander, and Morrison.

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Werner C. Schesso

4/25/1924 — 2/23/2009

Werner “Bud” C., age 84, of Shakopee. Survived by sister, Louise “Bobbie” Wiggen; niece, Susan (Ray) Taylor both of Shakopee; nephew, Stephen (Susan) Wiggen of Savage; 1 great niece; 4 great nephews; 2 great-great nieces. Preceded by parents, Charles and Alice Schesso; brother-in-law, Fred Wiggen.

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Tammara J. Como

12/8/1961 — 2/19/2009

Tammara lost her battle to lung cancer on February 19, 2009 at Shakopee at the age of 47. She was a resident of Belle Plaine, formerly of Marshall. Survivors include her sons, Brandon and his girl friend Mary, Nicholas and his wife Jennifer; fiance, Jerry Daniels; mother, Beatrice Pape Apger; father La Veros Pape; granddaughter, Mariah Como; sisters, Judy (Art) Taylor, Brenda (Steve) Mikel; brother, James Pape. Several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by brothers Timothy and Robert.

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