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Obituaries

News and tributes about the lives of community members who have recently died.
Lynn Sollin Dies At Age 45 After Battle with Cancer

Lynn Sollin Dies At Age 45 After Battle with Cancer

The Lakeville resident and Burnsville High School graduate died on Jan. 2.
Ford Employee, ALS Sufferer Dies at 56

Ford Employee, ALS Sufferer Dies at 56

Dean L. Tormanen, of Savage, died on Oct. 8, 2013.
WWII Army Ranger, Hot Air Balloonist Dies at the Age of 90

WWII Army Ranger, Hot Air Balloonist Dies at the Age of 90

Zane G. Shippy helped man his son's hot air balloon, "The Phoenix."
Mother of Five, Director of All Saints Preschool Dies at the Age of 52

Mother of Five, Director of All Saints Preschool Dies at the Age of 52

Terese "Teri" M. Sullivan (nee, Brand), of Burnsville, passed away on Sept. 26, 2013.
Burnsville's Mr. Baseball Dies at Age 76

Burnsville's Mr. Baseball Dies at Age 76

Richard Vanderlaan founded Burnsville's American Legion Baseball team in 1982.
Special Olympics Volunteer Passes Away at 79

Special Olympics Volunteer Passes Away at 79

Arrangements for a memorial service are still pending.
Funeral Services for Burnsville Teen Killed in Kansas Crash are Next Week

Funeral Services for Burnsville Teen Killed in Kansas Crash are Next Week

Taylor Jean Ziebol, 19, passed away July 11, 2013 after sustaining multiple injuries in a tragic auto accident.
Church Volunteer, World Traveler Dies at 81

Church Volunteer, World Traveler Dies at 81

James Joseph “Jim” McGrath was active in the Burnsville community.
Recent Deaths, Week of May 11, 2013

Recent Deaths, Week of May 11, 2013

Eight people with ties to Burnsville, Savage and Shakopee passed away over the past week, including an eyewitness to atom bomb testing in the early 1950s.
Veteran of Korean War, Eye Witness to Atom Bomb Tests Dies at Age 84

Veteran of Korean War, Eye Witness to Atom Bomb Tests Dies at Age 84

Burnsville resident Robert B. Opseth had a front row seat for a series of atom bomb tests known as Operation Tumbler Snapper.
Recent Deaths, Week of May 4, 2013

Recent Deaths, Week of May 4, 2013

At least six people from Burnsville and Shakopee died this week, including a husband and wife of 60 years who died within two days of each other.
Recent Deaths, Week of April 14, 2013

Recent Deaths, Week of April 14, 2013

Thirteen people with connections to Shakopee, Prior Lake, Burnsville and Savage died over the past week.
Highway 77 Congestion Relief Subject of Two MnDOT Open Houses

Highway 77 Congestion Relief Subject of Two MnDOT Open Houses

The Minnesota Department of Transportation will be holding open houses to deal with traffic congestion on Highway 77.
Recent Deaths, Week of April 7, 2013

Recent Deaths, Week of April 7, 2013

At least seven people with connections to Shakopee, Burnsville, or Savage died this week.
Recent Deaths, Week of March 31, 2013

Recent Deaths, Week of March 31, 2013

At least five people with ties to Burnsville, Shakopee or Savage died this week.
Recent Deaths in Burnsville, Week of March 23, 2013

Recent Deaths in Burnsville, Week of March 23, 2013

Seven people with ties to Burnsville died this week.
Obituary: Diane Holcombe, 61

Obituary: Diane Holcombe, 61

Aug. 10, 1951 - March 19, 2013
Former Pastor of Lutheran Church of the Ascension Dies at 77

Former Pastor of Lutheran Church of the Ascension Dies at 77

Rev. Clark Jaeger, 77, of Burnsville, died on Wednesday, March 13, 2013.
Obituary: Robert I. Herzberg, 86

Obituary: Robert I. Herzberg, 86

Robert I. Herzberg died on March 7, 2013.