Funeral Announcements

 Marlene A. Walter

Marlene A. Walter,

age 86 of Chaska passed away Saturday March 31, 2018 at her home in Chaska.

Mass of Christian Burial Thursday April 5, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Guardian Angels Catholic Church (215 W. Second St.) in Chaska with Father Bill Deziel as Celebrant of the Mass; visitation Wednesday April 4, 2018 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM at the Johnson Funeral Home (141 E. First St.) in Waconia and at the church one hour prior to the Mass. Interment Guardian Angels Catholic Cemetery.

Marlene was born on August 24, 1931 in Spring Lake Twp. Scott County the daughter of Lawrence and Cecelia (Theisen) Hennen. She was baptized and confirmed at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Marystown. On May 29, 1954 Marlene was united in marriage to Milo L. Walter at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Marystown.

Marlene was a hardworking woman of many talents, a great homemaker and excellent cook. It was often said she could create a fabulous meal out of just about anything and her baking was second to none…. especially her apple pies. Her grown children would often get a phone call telling them to stop by on their way home from work because it was “pie day” and she had one for each of them to take home for dessert. She was a talented seamstress who also did upholstery work, and an avid gardener who canned literally thousands quarts of vegetables, fruits, meats, jam and jellies, pickles and relishes. Marlene was known to brew up some pretty fine homemade wines and rootbeer, as well. Marlene and her husband, Milo, made hundreds of pounds of sausage each fall to share with family and friends, using the recipe that they had perfected. Marlene loved time outdoors in nature and passed that love unto her children and grandchildren. It was important to her to teach them to appreciate all that nature could provide so she showed them how to forage for edible plants and how to prepare them into something tasty, such as dandelion salad. She taught them how to hunt mushrooms, butternuts, black walnuts, frogs, how to build a survival shelter in the woods and how to catch fish and clean what they caught. She was a hands-on grandma that made learning fun. Marlene was never too tired for board games or weiner roasts and s’mores around a fire with the grandkids. Her love of family showed in everything she did and she created a lifetime of wonderful memories for her family to treasure always.

Marlene was preceded in death by her husband Milo; daughter Kathleen Hesse; grandsons Scott Walter and Andrew Norton; parents Lawrence and Cecelia Hennen; brothers and sisters Eldred Hennen, Ronald Hennen, Verdon Hennen, Gerald Hennen, Alvin Hennen, Annella Wick, LaVonne Staack; brother-in-law William Simon; sister-in-law Rose Hennen.

Marlene is survived by her loving family: children Lynette (Kenneth) Norton of Norwood Young America, James (Susan) Walter of Webster, SD, Peggy (William) Ferrozzo of Shakopee, Susie Guttsen of Chaska, Patty (Scott) Schultz of Norwood Young America; son-in-law Daniel Hesse of Cologne; grandchildren Jennifer (Mike) Kruzel, Becky (Paul) Tuttle, Nick (Olga) Ferrozzo, Tom Ferrozzo and special friend Lisa Schutrop, Brad Guttsen, Mikayla Guttsen, Clayton (Lindsay) Schultz, Austin Schultz, Sherene Norton, Shane Norton; great-grandchildren Kaitlynn Kruzel, McKenna Kruzel, Cullen Tuttle, Ellie Ferrozzo, Liam Ferrozzo, Easton Schultz, Johnnie Gonzales, Adam Gonzales, Stetson Gonzales, Jacoby Gonzales, Shane Norton II; great-great-grandchildren Layla, Beya, Presley and Bentley Gonzales, Corbin Gonzales; brother Thomas (Carol) Hennen of Shakopee; sister Beatrice Simon of Shakopee; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Elaine Hennen of Jordan, Marion Hennen of Belle Plaine, Helen Hennen of Belle Plaine, Placidus Wick of Jordan, Richard Staack of Eau Claire, WI, Celeste Walter of Chaska, Ann Walter of Chaska, Gilbert Walter of Cologne, Donna Walter of Chanhassen; nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

Casket Bearers (Grandchildren) Jennifer Kruzel, Becky Tuttle, Nick Ferrozzo, Tom Ferrozzo, Brad Guttsen, Mikayla Guttsen, Clayton Schultz, Austin Schultz.

Arrangements with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia,


 Charles James Stacken

Charles James Stacken,

age 86, of Chaska, MN, died peacefully at home with his family at his side, on March 29th, 2018, after his brave journey with cancer.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, April 7, 2018, 10:30 AM with visitation starting at 9:00 AM, all at Guardian Angels Catholic Church, 218 W 2nd St., Chaska. The casket bearers are his grandchildren. The burial will be at the church cemetery, with military honors. A celebration of life, with a luncheon will be held after the burial.

Charles was born on May 31st, 1931 in Laketown Township, MN, to Henry and Hedwig “Hattie” (Pierson) Stacken. He was one of 15 children. On June 27th, 1953 Charles married Phyllis Gothmann at St Boniface Catholic Church, St Bonifacius, MN. They had five children. Charlie was a man of a deep Christian faith. He had a great work ethic, was fun loving and had a wonderful sense of humor. He had many interesting quotes to fit any situation. Charlie worked at the Chaska Creamery, then as a machinist at Tel-E-lect and Jonaco Machines, where he retired and then worked part-time for many years, enjoying friendships with many Jonaco employees. He was an active member of the American Legion Post 57, Knights of Columbus and Guardian Angels Catholic Community. He will live on in our hearts forever and we will cherish the countless memories he has given us. Our loss is made somewhat easier knowing he is once again reunited with his bride.

Charles was preceded in death by the love his life, wife, Phyllis in 2012, parents, brothers and sisters.

Survived by family, his sons Bob (Pat) and Dave (Mary) Stacken; His daughters, “Charlie’s Angels” Barb (Steve) Rademacher, Anna (Ted) Lubansky and Karen (Clancy) Finnegan; He loved and cherished his grandchildren, Jesse (Akiko), Dan (Mary Anne), Jake (Liz), Andrea (Matt), Kate (Mike), Emily, Claire (Ryan), Kelly, Joe, Carly, Ryan and Andrew; Great Grandpa Charlie to Adele, Ansel, Isaac and Madelyn; brother to Stella Stacken, Henry “Hank” (Mary Ann) Stacken, Harold (Adeline) Stacken, Art Stacken, Joe (Betty) Stacken, Darlene (Harry) Matti, JoAnn (Giles) Lenzmeier, Lucy (Jack) Lucy and Paul (Pat) Stacken.

Funeral arrangements are with Bertas Funeral Home 952-448-2137.