2015 (Archives)

>  Dec 29, 2015  Carol Ann Hara


Hara, Carol Ann Age 64, of Lakeville, passed away 12/20/15. Beloved mother, expert gardener and devoted Special Ed. teacher in Prior Lake for 30 years. Memorial service 1:30 PM Wed., 12/30 at Hope Community Church, 9623 162nd St. W., Lakeville.


 Dec 10. 2015  See COMMENTS for new possibility listed by Deb Sunderman

> Delores “Dee” Gatzlaff

Delores Gatzlaff, 85 of Prior Lake passed away on December 6, 2015.

Visitation will be on Friday, Dec. 11th from 3-6 pm at Ballard Sunder Funeral & Cremation in Prior Lake with the celebration of life service to follow at 6:00 pm.

Life story to follow.


>   Oct 13, 2015    We have received a message from Sally Davis about her retirement.  Please check the COMMENTS section for this message.

>   Oct 12, 2015    We have received a timely message about Mary DeBaere.  Please check the COMMENTS section for this message.

>  July 15, 2015 (Sheryl Hennen)







Hazel E. Holmes

Holmes, Hazel E. age 95 of Montgomery passed away on July 7, 2015. She was born on November 9, 1919 in Cordova Twsp, LeSueur County to Lloyd and Lillie (Preble) Squires. Hazel graduated from Sherman High in Montgomery, Class of 1936. She attended Teachers training and Mankato State University. Hazel entered the Prior Lake School System in 1955 teaching 1st grade. She received her Master's degree from Mankato State College in 1966 in Special Ed. She then initiated the Special Ed program at Prior Lake. In 1962 she accepted the position of Principal at the newly constructed Westwood Elementary School in Prior Lake . She held that position until her retirement in 1978. She enjoyed quilting with the West Area Quilters and fishing with her family on Mille Lacs Lake. Preceded in death by her parents, first husband, John B. Novotny, daughter Bonnie (Novotny) Stasney and son John L. Novotny, son-in-laws Clarence Stasney and Clair 'Sam' Sautter.Survived by husband Donald Holmes, children Ellen (Ron) Dubbe, Shirley Sautter, Robert (Maureen) Holmes, Renee (Mike) Holt, and Mark (Tina) Holmes; Numerous Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren and Great-Great Grandchildren.Visitation will be at 2pm at St Johns Lutheran Church in Montgomery on Friday, July 24, 2015. Memorial service at 3pm. Interment will be at St Johns Lutheran Cemetery. Arrangements by Keohen Funeral Home in Montgomery.




>  Karen Reitherman, speech pathologist in the Prior Lake public schools for over 30 years, passed away June 15th. Obituary for Karen J (Wermerskirchen) Reitherman



Reitherman, Karen J. (nee Wermerskirchen) Mom, Sister, Friend. Age 76, of Eden Prairie passed away peacefully June 15th surrounded by family and friends. Preceded in death by husband William Reitherman and twin sister Kay Golden. Karen earned her Master's Degree as a Speech Pathologist. She was well respected and helped children for over 30 years in the Prior Lake School District. Karen had many passions. She was one of the co-founders of her bridge club, in the ladies league at Dahlgren Golf Club, known as Spider in her softball days, vacations with family and friends, an avid reader, and anyone who truly knew Karen knew to never interfere when Alex Trebek and Jeopardy was on. Special thanks to Methodist Hospice and The Colony in Eden Prairie for their professional, compassionate and dignified care. Survived by daughter, Heidi (Jim) O'Brien; son, Erich Reitherman; grandchildren, Nicholas and Brandon Reitherman; great grandchild Rory Reitherman; sisters, Gail Stalpes and Mary (Rick) Houghtelling; brothers, Tom Wermerskirchen (Theresa) and Craig (Deb) Wermerskirchen; many nieces, nephews, friends, furry companion Buttons and her bridge club of over 40 years. Funeral service Monday 2 PM at Washburn-McReavy Chapel, 7625 Mitchell Rd., Eden Prairie, with visitation one hour prior to service. Washburn-McReavy.com Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400 


> District Retirement Celebration   (Thursday, May 14,    Twin Oaks)

 Darla Bauchle 

John Bennett

 Mark Borchardt

Mel Johnson

 Barb Kavan

 Sue Kirchberg

 Ray Knapp

 Dorothy Nicholas

 Kristin Vlasak

 Dave Thomas

 Rita Kern

 Jim Williams

 Pam Winfield


> FEBRUARY 9, 2015

Roger Leroy Dosdall, of Prior Lake, passed away on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at the age of 65. A gathering of family and friends is Wednesday, February 11, 2015 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM at Ballard-Sunder Funeral & Cremation, Prior Lake. A Celebration of Life Service is Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 11:00 AM with visitation one hour prior at Trinity Evangelical Free Church, Lakeville. Reverend Michael Shields will preside. Roger will be laid to rest at Evergreen Point Cemetery in Lakeville.  Memorials will be donated to Roger’s favorite charity, Compassion International.

> FEBRUARY 6, 2015 

    Kathy McCord  (wife of retired Teacher Arch McCord)

On Thursday afternoon, February 5, 2015, Kathleen Anne McCord’s battle with lung cancer came to an end, with family gathered around the bed in her Prior Lake home. Only 4 days short of Kathy’s 66th birthday, her family will greatly miss her smile, the sound of her voice and her wonderful personality.

The family will greet Guests on Friday, February 13 from 4-7 pm, at Ballard-Sunder Funeral and Cremation 4565 Pleasant Street SE, Prior Lake and one hour prior to the mass at church. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, February 14, at 11 am, at the Church of St. Michael 16311 Duluth Avenue SE, Prior Lake, MN. Father Tom Sieg will preside. Interment will be at Credit River Cemetery.