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Stryker, Mary (Eich) passed away on September 29 at the age of 87. Preceded in death by husband or 40 years, Ray Stryker, and husband of 19 years, Marvin Klocke. Fondly remembered for her love of family, golf, fudge, laughter and books. She was a wonderful mother to Lynn Harrington (Dennis), Doug Stryker (Lori), Thomas Stryker (Cathie) and Laura Hatzenbuhler (Jerry), Grandmother to Amanda (Thomas) Johnson, Emily (Phil) Keyes, Melissa (Vaughn) Stryker, Jennifer Stryker, Michelle Stryker, Sarah (Greg) Koch, David (Karey) Stryker, Alex (Jenna) Hatzenbuhler, Clayton Hatzenbuhler, and great grandmother to Charles & Lucille Johnson, Nicco Stryker & Lucy Koch. Mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, October 4, 11am with visitation starting one hour prior at Pax Christi Catholic Church, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. A light luncheon will follow at the church. Interment at Lakewood Cemetery - 3600 Hennepin Avenue, Mpls following the luncheon. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Park Nicollet Hospice Care would be appreciated. Washburn-McReavy.com Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400
Nelson, Margaret Mary (McCarty) Age 94, longtime resident of Bloomington passed away peacefully on September 15, 2019, surrounded by family. Margaret Mary was born in St. Paul December 8, 1924. Preceded in death by parents Charles and Margaret (Murphy) McCarty, sister Bernadette Gallagher, and former husband, Lorne Nelson. Margaret Mary balanced motherhood with a career in classified advertising, before retiring from Sun Newspapers. She was proud of her six children and had a special bond with her grandchildren. She enjoyed entertaining and socializing. She never met a houseplant or baby she didn't like. Margaret Mary lived with dementia for eight years, but she will be remembered for her kindness, the twinkle in her eye, Irish wit and dry humor, classic red nail polish, and her love of ice cream right up to the end. Survived by her children, Bridget, Stephen (Brenda), Daniel (Eman), Peter (Patty), Thomas (Kathleen), Michael (Kathy); eleven grandchildren, a great grandson, many nieces and nephews, and a cousin. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, September 26, 11:00 AM, with visitation one hour prior, at Pax Christi Church, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN. The family is grateful to Jenny Morgan and the wonderful caregivers at Breck Homes for their care, support and friendship.
Nelson, Marijan (St. George) age 82 of Eden Prairie, went home to the Lord on September 17, 2019. She is preceded in death by her husband of 20 years, Don Nelson; parents, John and Erma St. George; siblings, Christopher and Jennifer. Survived by 3 loving daughters, Nanette (Scott) Johnson, Jody Nelson, and Christy Nelson; 5 grandchildren, Nichole Mastain, Joseph Mastain, Courtney (Dane) Inderrieden, Ryan (Jessica) Oliver, and Nicholas Kivi; 3 great-grandchildren, Douglas Inderrieden, Braylen & Eden Oliver; siblings, Carol, John, Michael, Sydney, and Bradley; and many nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial, 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 24 at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trl, Eden Prairie, MN 55347. Visitation Monday, September 23rd, 5-8 p.m. Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Ave. So., Bloomington, MN and one hour prior to Mass at church. GILLBROTHERS.com Minneapolis, MN 612-861-6088
Belrose, Etta Jane 80 years old, died peacefully surrounded by her family. Etta Jane was married to William Michael Belrose for 62 years and is survived by their 4 children, 10 grandchildren and 2 cats. Etta Jane's father died when she was 3 years old, so she grew up as an only child. She always wanted a large family and her whole life centered around her children and her grandchildren. She met William Michael Belrose when she was 14 years old at a high school dance circa 1953. On the way home from the dance she told her mother "I will marry that man." Michael and Etta Jane were married on September 20, 1958 in Hayward, California. They lived in California until 1974 when Mike's job was transferred to Minnesota. The family grew up in Minnesota and at Etta Jane's direction learned to love baseball, figure skating and snow. She taught them well. I will always love you Etta Jane. You are the light of my life. At night when I reach out to find your hand and it's not about, I will know that you are in a better place. Mass of Christian Burial 11AM Thursday, September 5th with visitation one hour prior at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Pax Christi. Washburn-McReavy.com Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400
Schoenecker, Barbara J. "Barbie" Age 78 of Eden Prairie, MN, passed away on August 22, 2019. Preceded in death by beloved husband, Guy; parents, Warren C. Johnson and Gladys H. Johnson; sister, Mitzi Nowlin. She was a matriarch of a large and inclusive family. Survived by brother, Frederick (Mary) Johnson; niece, Ann (Carlton) Linton and children Justice and Cage; niece, Jane (Zach) Sheffler and son, James; nephew, Bryce (Elizabeth) Johnson and children Dylan and Sloane; nephew, Devon (Jennifer) Johnson and children Maddy and Gavin; Auntie Jeannie Sedoff and many loving cousins; "kiddos" Lisa (Rich) Anderson, Larry Schoe- necker, Paul (Jen) Schoenecker, Bob Schoenecker, Sue Schoenecker, Dave (Kim) Schoenecker, Shelley (Andy) Schoenecker Moats and Josh (Ali) Guetzkow; grandchildren, Tara Anderson, Marissa Anderson, Danny Schoenecker, Derek Schoenecker, Katie (David) Weeres, Sam Schoenecker, Matt (Steph) McMullen, Morgan Schoenecker, and Murphy Schoenecker; great- granddaughter, Penelope Weeres; sister-in-law, Donna Krengel; dear friends, Roger and Elvina Nelson. Barbie was loved by all who knew her. She shared a deep and enduring love with her husband Guy. She had an exceptional ability to care for others before herself including her husband, sister and mother. She was a counselor to many. "Oh Honey." She had a passion for sewing and made gifts for many. She had a special love for her dogs and her one-legged goose. Memorials preferred to: Bridging, 201 W. 87th St., Bloomington, MN 55420 Bridging.org. Visitation 5-7 PM Tuesday, September 3 at Washburn-McReavy, Eden Prairie Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial 11 AM, Wednesday, September 4 at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie with visitation 1 hour prior to service at church. Interment Eden Prairie Cemetery. Washburn-McReavy.com Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400 7625 Mitchell Rd (1 blk N of Hwy 5)
Foltz, Janet Frances Age 76 of Bonita Springs, FL and Chanhassen, MN passed away peacefully on August 7th, 2019 after a brief stay at the Folkestone Care Center in Wayzata. She was preceded in death by parents Wency and Evelyn Rock. Survived by her beloved family, Husband of 55 years Brian; daughters Sharon (John) Ringstrom, Kathleen (Rick) Preston, Lisa (Bruce) Schuette and son Michael (Paula); grandchildren Matt, Michael, Mason, Mariah, Anthony, Katherine and Lucas; great grandchildren Jaxon and Maizie; sister Susan, brothers Mark (Vicki) and John and so many loving and wonderful friends. Janet was a very kind, loving, caring and generous person who was very proud of her family and thankful for each and every one. She was blessed with a beautiful singing voice and was a member of the Pax Christi choir and other church choirs. The family is very appreciative of the excellent care that Janet received at Folkestone/Gables from their staff and from the Allina Hospice staff. Memorials preferred to Pax Christi Catholic Community. There will be a visitation from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM on Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 @ Washburn McReavy Eden Prairie Chapel. Also visitation will be on Thursday, August 29th, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Praire, MN, followed by a Celebration of Life Mass at 11:00 AM and lunch. Interment will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery next to the church. washburn-mcreavy.com Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400 7625 Mitchell Road, Eden Prairie, MN
Bryan, Gertrude 'Dutch' Age 89, passed away Aug. 4, 2019. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Thomas, her parents, and 4 siblings. A longtime resident of Eden Prairie, Dutch was living at The Glenn in Minnetonka at the time of her passing. Known for her sense of humor, compassion, grace, and her ability to control 5 rambunctious children even into adulthood, Dutch will be sorely missed. She lives on in our hearts. She is survived by children Thomas (Lisa); Matthew (Cheryl); Elizabeth (Linda); Daniel (Deb) and Jeffrey (Kim), 5 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The family would like to thank the residents and staff at The Glenn for their friendship and wonderful care. Memorial service at Pax Christi church on August 28, 2019. 10:00 reception and 11:00 mass. Please join us for lunch afterwards.
McGrath, Mickey (Michelle), aged 64, passed away July 21st in Eden Prairie, MN
Funeral Mass Wednesday, August 21st, at 11 am, Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN 55347, Tel. # 952-941-3150. Visitation there to proceed mass (10 am to 11 am), with lunch to follow.
Mickey was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Murphy and her father, John William McGrath
Mickey was survived by her mother, Peggy McGrath; brother, John (Vickie) McGrath; sister, Jeanne (Steve) Karnowski; nephews, Jack (Erin Mohr) McGrath and Donovan (Erin) McGrath; grandnephews, Logan, Arthur and Harlan McGrath; and other family and friends.
Mickey grew up in Bloomington, MN. She graduated from the Academy of the Holy Angels and earned her bachelor’s degree in art. Mickey later lived in New Orleans (LA), Seattle (WA), Orcas Island (WA), Ballyheigue (County Kerry, Ireland), and Eden Prairie (MN).
While Mickey traveled to many places, at heart Mickey liked to experience new places by moving to a place rather than just traveling through it. Mickey would then learn about her new environment, find a job (waitress, artist, flower and vegetable farmer, mystical headdress maker, florist, personal assistant to the ill and the elderly, and restorer of holy statutes). She would then create a home and establish deep relationships within that community. Each time Mickey left a place, she carried the love and friendships from those relationships with her.
Two of the places Mickey most enjoyed living were Orcas Island and Ballyheigue. In Ballyheigue, Mickey met and married Tom Murphy. After Tom’s death, Mickey moved to Eden Prairie. There, she created a rich life, retiring but volunteering for: political causes, with the Pax Christi pet ministry, on her townhouse association board, and painting pet portraits for police canines as appreciation for their service. Mickey also enjoyed spending time with her mother and other family members, reconnecting with friends from Holy Angels, and as always making new friends whom she cherished.
Mickey had a gift at giving love and friendship that was irreplaceable. She will be sorely missed.
If you are interested in making a donation to memorialize Mickey, please donate to the Eden Prairie Crime Prevention Fund which helps support the Eden Prairie Police’s canine unit. https://www.edenprairiecrimepreventionfund.org
Frankie made his transition July 19, 2019 after almost 3 years of treatment for cancer. Born March 13, 1954 in Philadelphia, PA to Jose and Annemarie (Armstrong) Santos. He will be dearly missed by his wife, Debra, and her daughters Jessi and Allie, 7 siblings and In-Laws Betty, Terry, Scott, Doug and Tim Bergemann
Frank lived an amazing life. He worked for the Pilot's Association in PA for 31 years. He retired and moved to Tucson, AZ to open a restaurant, "Frankie's South Philly Cheesesteaks". He was always found there to greet his patrons with a handshake, smile, and a delicious meal.
He sold the restaurant in 2017, moved to Minnesota, and bought an RV. He traveled the USA with his loving bride and family of pets.
Mass of Christian Burial: August 8, 2019 at 11:00am at Pax Christi Catholic Community Church, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN, 55347. Visitation one hour prior.
Luncheon following the service at CRAVE Eden Prairie
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Stotesbery, Carol LaVonne age 65 of Bloomington, MN, passed away July 28, 2019. Preceded into death by her parents, Avon & Frances (Semon) Stotesbery. Survived by; sister, Donna; brothers, George, LeRoy, and John. Service will be Tuesday, Aug 6, 2019 at 11AM, at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN; visitation is one hour prior. Memorials preferred to American cancer. Washburn-McReavy.com Werness Bros Chapel 952-884-8145
Nye, Dolores "Dee" Age 83, of Eden Prairie, MN, passed away after a short illness on July 27, 2019, surrounded by her immediate family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul, & her parents Elmer & Susan Christianson. She is loved and will be missed by her daughters, Susan (John) and Ann (Tom); grandchildren: Kirsten (Andy), Nick, Kerry, Tommy, Erin, Megan & Paul; step-grandchildren: John III, Katie, Joe Emily; great-granddaughter, Hollis; brothers, Edward and Ambrose (Joanne) and countless nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation will be held at The Cremation Society of Minnesota at 7110 France Ave. South on Sunday, August 4, 2019 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, August 5, 2019, at Pax Christi Catholic Community at 12100 Pioneer Trail in Eden Prairie, MN with a visitation beginning at 10 a.m. Burial services at Fort Snelling National Cemetery will be held that afternoon. Memorial donations in memory of Dee can be made to Pax Christi Catholic Community.
Hengel, Constance "Connie" Age 72 a lifelong resident of Bloomington. Since retirement Mom was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Post 550, VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Post 1296 & the Bloomington Lions Club. Mom has enjoyed gardening, entertaining friends and family as well as spending time at the cabin with her granddaughters. Preceded in death by parents, Ray and Helen Bischof; and loving puppy companions, Solo and Jazz. Survived by George; sons, Scott (Lisa) and Steve; granddaughters, Mollie and Abbie; brother, Raymond; and sisters, Donna (Jim) Buckingham and Bonnie Denker. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, August 1st, 11 a.m. at Pax Christi Catholic Community 12100 Pioneer Trail Eden Prairie. Visitation Wednesday, July 31st 5-8 p.m. at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Ave. So. and 1 hour prior to mass at church. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to the family for a donation to a charity(s) of their choosing in remembrance of Connie. GILLBROTHERS.com BLOOMINGTON, MN 952-888-7771
Schaitberger, Kristin Jo (Porter) Age 61 of Eden Prairie & Chaska passed away peacefully on July 21st. Kris was proceeded in death by her Mother: Mary Jean Porter, Father: Bennett Porter Jr., Father In-Law: Harold Schaitberger, Mother In-Law: Betty Schaitberger, Sister In-Law: Margaret Schaitberger, and High School friend Patrice Reinhardt Neidenfeuhr. Survived by Husband of 40 years Charles Schaitberger, Daughters: Katherine Jean Schaitberger and Carolyn Anne Mikkelson (Patrick) including grandsons William age 2, and Noah 5 weeks. Further survived by: Brothers: Bennett Porter (Mary), Thomas Porter (Jonele), and Sister: Susan Porter, Brother In-Laws: Rev. Stephen Schaitberger (Sharli) and Michael Schaitberger (Lynette). And many loving Nieces and Nephews. Kris struggled the past few years with multiple health issues. Kris would often say she wasn't that sick. She was so strong during this part of her life, but really throughout her life she was a fighter. Kris was a Registered Nurse with Fairview Southdale Hospital for 34 years. She loved to scrapbook, camp, and most all she loved her family especially her two Grandsons. Memorials preferred to Arthritis Foundation or Courage Kenny. Mass of Christian burial will be Thursday, July 25th 11:00 AM @ Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN with visitation 1 hour prior to service at church. Visitation also Wednesday, July 24th, 2019 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM at: Washburn-McReavy.com Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400 7625 Mitchell Rd. (1 blk. N. of Hwy 5)
Cline, Denise A. Age 91 of Bloomington, MN went to be with the Lord July 7, 2019. Preceded in death by husband, Raymond Cline; parents, Anton and Vonda Babinski; siblings, Helen Sandvig, Jean Kostmatka, Ann Johnson, Stanly Jr., and Judith Ahartz. A server for most of her life, mainly at the Fort Snelling Officers Club, she retired in 1993. She will be remembered for her quick wit and tenacious personality. Survived by her 2 children, Patricia Linderholm and Ronald Nohre; grandchildren, Guy and Tamara Linderholm, Katelyn and Allison Nohre; great-grand-children, Damariel and Sherrea Martin. Celebration of Life at 7 PM Sunday, July 21 at Mystic Lake. Funeral Prayer Service at 11 AM Monday, July 22 at Pax Christi 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN
Kirchner, Ervin E. Jr. Age 83 of Bloomington passed away July 6, 2019. Survived by loving wife of 32 years, Betty; children, David (Dee), Tom (Susan), Rhonda (Kevin) Kertzman, Scott (Tracy) Carolan; grandchildren, Jenni, Chris, Eric, Scott, Alex, Kyle, and Landon; brothers, Les & Gary (Julie); sister, Carol. Retired 25 year employee of Insignia. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred. Mass of Christian Burial, Mon., July 15, 11am at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. Visitation 2 hours prior to service at the church. Washburn-McReavy.com Werness Brothers 952-884-8145
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Sittauer, Mary was born June 14, 1922 in Drayton, ND to Katherine (Zink) and Cornelius Boyle, the second of four children, and grew up on farms in SE ND. Jerry received her Assc. RN at St. Michael's in Grand Forks and served in the Army Nurse Corp in WWII at Fitzsimmons in CO. She went to the VA in Oakland, CA, then private practice and the VA in Fargo. She married Leroy "Doc" Sittauer and they enjoyed fishing and bird hunting. They had four children; Nancy Mahony (Peter) Rosell, the late Katherine(Jay) Gartin, Mary Ann (David) Brock, and Kevin (Anne) Sittauer. Doc passed in 1980. After 30 years as an RN, she retired in 1982 to volunteer and travel. Mary was a patient and giving family member. Wise, kind, and sharp-witted, Jerry made people feel welcome and accepted, and made new friends throughout her life. She is survived by 3 children, 9 grandchildren and a great-grandson.
Prestrud, Mary Clare (Pierce) Age 80, passed away peacefully on June 15, 2019 from cardiac failure while in hospice at Our Lady of Peace Home, St. Paul, MN. Mary Clare was preceded in death by her parents George T. Pierce, Helen Lyden Pierce and sister Emily Louise Horner. Mary Clare is survived by her husband Peter, son Eric Prestrud (Jennifer), and daughter Peggy Whisler; grandchildren: Jackson and Olivia Prestrud; Anna, Will and Tim Whisler; sisters Betty Hagedorn and Casey Warren; and many nieces and nephews. She was born on August 12, 1938 in St. Paul, MN, graduated from Holy Angels Academy, earning her BS and MS in Education from the U of MN. She taught for 27 years in the 3 school districts. She loved her Irish heritage, people's stories, reading, writing, home decorating, projects and travelling. The family wishes to thank the team from Fairview Hospice, for their dedication to making Mary Clare's last 8 months as comfortable as possible. Visitation Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 10-11 am at Pax Christi Catholic Community Church 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN followed by a celebration of life Mass at 11 am and lunch. Private burial at a later date. All memorials preferred to Fairview Home Care & Hospice 2450 South 26th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406.
Ryan, Maret was a lovely, gentle and cheerful wife, mother and friend who delighted in the many pleasures of family and friends their lives and accomplishments. She was always there to brighten the lives of others and her many paths through life were guided by her boundless faith in God. Maret's many passions included her imagination and skills as a gourmet cook, accomplished quilter, gifted artist and joyous work as a Master Gardener. Maret treasured her time with family and friends, especially her grandchildren, embracing with love every cherished moment with them. Maret was a friend to all she met, but no more than to the women and men of Minnesota's prisons who loved her for her sense of humor, generous spirit and tireless efforts on their behalf. Maret and John were dedicated to the Charis prison ministry. Maret served in many capacities for more than 30 years, including the Charis Board and six years as President of the Ministry. Maret's deep faith and commitment to forgiveness and second chances for everyone created in her a voice for the "Overcomers". She boldly petitioned the MN Dept. of Corrections for the prison community achieving a pilot program for women returning to the community. Maret was a joyful and enthusiastic person who made life a pleasure. Maret is survived by her husband John, son Michael (Barb), daughter Robin (Ryan), three grandchildren. Maret's life will be celebrated with love and joy at Pax Christi Catholic Church, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie (952-941-3150) on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 11:00 am with a luncheon to follow. Visitation will be Wednesday, June 12 from 5-8 PM at the Huber Funeral Home, 16394 Glory Ln, Eden Prairie. Huber Funeral & Cremation Services Eden Prairie Chapel 952-949-4970 huberfunerals.com
Jennings, Michael "Jim" Age 95, well-known twin cities restaurateur, entered into eternal life on June 4th. Jim is survived by his beloved wife, Joyce, his children: Mary, Ann, Michael (Cara), Tim, Peggy Frisch (Scott), Barbie and eight grandchildren. Jim grew up in Minneapolis where he attended West High School and achieved status as an outstanding athlete and football player. Jim also played football at the University of Minnesota and served honorably in the armed forces during World War II. Jim was introduced to the game of golf, which quickly became one of his greatest passions. Jim was a 67-year member of Minneapolis Golf Club and played golf until his passing. As a restaurateur, Jim opened his first restaurant, Jennings Red Coach Inn in 1963, followed by Timothy O'Toole's Pub (1973), Gipper's (1987) Scoreboard Bar and Grill (1991) and JJ's Clubhouse (1995). Jim was an elected by his peers to the prestigious Minnesota Restaurant Hall of Fame as well as the Minnesota License Beverage Association Hall of Fame and was once named Operator of the Year for the state of Minnesota. Jim will be remembered by so many people as a great, faith-filled, loving and humble man who cherished his wife, children, grandchildren and his loyal employees. He will be dearly and sadly missed by all that knew and loved him. Mass of Christian Burial 11 AM Monday, June 10 at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. Visitation at church 10 AM Monday. Gearty-Delmore 952-926-1615 gearty-delmore.com
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Norwich, Donald P. Age 76, of Eden Prairie, MN passed away on May 29th, 2019. Preceded in death by parents, Lee and Ann Norwich, and brothers, Jim and Richard. Survived by siblings, Kenneth, Ellen, and Craig, and ten loving nieces and nephews and their children. Private funeral and burial will be held. Always a man of honor and compassion, he will be dearly missed. Washburn-McReavy.com Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400
Norman, Morris L. formerly of Minnesota, passed away peacefully on March 26, 2019 in Bonita Springs, Florida. Morris was born on August 20, 1925 in Spirit Lake, Iowa He is now reunited in Heaven with Mary Lu, his wife and love of his life for 70 years. Morris is survived by his children: Morrie (Cindy), Mike (Karen), Nancy (David) Griffith, Karen Sommer, Mark (LeeAnn), their grandchildren and great grandchildren, brother Jack, one brother in law, four sisters in law, and numerous nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 31 at Pax Christi Catholic Community in Eden Prairie, MN. A visitation will be held one hour prior and a reception will follow. Memorials are preferred to Hope Hospice at hopehcs.org. Washburn-McReavy.com Dawn Valley Chapel 952-941-7686
Elizabeth(Betty) Cassady Shackle, age 95, passed away peacefully on May 17, 2019, with family at her side while holding her son Tom’s hand.
Born in Thief River Falls to Claude and Edythe Cassady on February 12,1924. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Richard; son, Richard; brothers, Thomas and Melford Cassady and sister, Mercedes Cassady. Survived by son, Thomas (Mary); daughter–in-law, Chris; 6 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Betty graduated from St. Margaret’s Academy in 1941, went to business school in 1942 and married Bud, the love of her life in 1943. After Bud’s early death, at 44 years of age Betty needed to learn to drive and return to work in order to support herself and Tom. As a trailblazer for working women she went on to a 25 plus year career attaining executive status at the Dayton Hudson/Target Corporation Credit Union.
Her many attributes express the woman she was and had to be. Betty was a woman of strong faith, grounded in family, stoic and strong in her convictions. She was quick to smile, laugh and cherished being a wife, mother and grandmother. She was loyal and dedicated in her many interests with family, volunteering and close friends.
As a baker at heart, she will always be remembered for her chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin and peanut butter cookies. A true kid at heart, she loved her sweets, especially those jelly beans. At 5 foot 4 she was short in stature but tall in her many lifelong accomplishments.
As the adopted Grandma of the Geib family (Mary) she loved all the holidays, special celebrations and family gatherings. Her dear friend Lois Geib always had Betty join in on all the Geib Tribe family rituals, something she always talked about and was proud to be a part of for over 40 years.
Many, many thanks for her last year of life that was given with loving care and compassion by the special caregivers Sue, Angela, LuAnn and all the other staff at LuAnn’s Place. To her it was like having a little heaven on earth for her and our family.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to LuAnn’s Place for the 6 other special women residents that share the smiles, love and hugs on a daily basis.
Her last words before a nap and always to Tom were “I love you” she truly felt that faith and love were meant for all. We are going to miss her smile.
Davis, Thomas W. Age 66, of Chaska, formerly of Worthington. Preceded in death by parents, LeRoy and Evelyn. Survived by loving wife, Marge Watry; son, Spencer of Chaska; daughter, Emily of Juneau, AK; sister, Mary Davis of New Brighton. Memorial Mass of Christian Buri