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Shelley J. Trefz ~ Kasson

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

Shelley Jeanne Trefz, 82, of Kasson, Minnesota, died peacefully in her sleep on June 23, at Seasons Hospice in Rochester. Her ashes will be taken to their final resting place in a private ceremony.
 
Shelley is survived by her three children, Jacquelyn Lee Danielson (Phil) of Kasson, James Robert Trefz (Lisa) of Brevard, North Carolina, and Michael Lewis Trefz of Phoenix, Arizona; and granddaughters Kirstin Ruth Trefz of Santa Rosa, California, and Tracey Jean Trefz of Phoenix, Arizona.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Foster and Almina (Blair) Lewis, and her husband, Donald Leroy Trefz.
 
Shelley was born on July 13, 1932 in Bottineau, North Dakota. She spent most of her youth in International Falls, Minnesota, where she graduated from high school. She married Donald Trefz of Coggon, Iowa on September 4, 1950. She lived with her family in Osage, Nashua and Charles City, Iowa. In later years she spent winters in Florence, Arizona and summers on Lake Vermilion in her beloved Northern Minnesota. She has lived the past few years in Kasson, Minnesota.
 
Shelley served for many years on the Charles City library board, where she was instrumental in the building of a beautiful new library, and on the city council from 1982 to 1991. Upon Shelley’s retirement from the council the chief of police established the Trefz Award to honor her strong and effective support of the law enforcement mission. The award continues to be granted from time to time to honor a deserving person in the community.
 
Shelley loved the outdoors, particularly the North Woods, and was a skilled boater and angler. She mastered any handcraft to which she applied herself, and was known as an outstanding knitter and sewer. She was a champion bridge player. Shelley loved music: she relaxed by playing the organ, and graced many worship services with her beautiful soprano voice. She loved her family deeply and cherished her many friends. She was always the person that others came to for practical advice.
 
As a mother, grandmother, and friend, Shelley was well loved and will be missed. The family asked that in lieu of flowers memorials be given to Paws and Claws Humane Society of Rochester, Minnesota or St. Judes Children’s Hospital.


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Mary Macgregor ~ Byron

Friday, June 12th, 2015

MacGregor, Mary

Mary H. (Walker) Macgregor passed away peacefully on June 10, 2015, at home surrounded by family after a short battle with cancer.
 
Mary was born in Eveleth, MN to Arthur (Art) & Gladys Helps. They moved to Duluth when Mary was very young. Mary graduated from Duluth East High School in 1959. Shortly after, she met her first husband, Stan Bloomberg, and had two daughters that have since passed away. After divorcing, she met Edward “Dayne” Walker and moved to Byron. She had two sons, Dave & Brent. After divorcing Dayne, around 1978, she lived in Byron raising her two sons. Later she met William C. Macgregor. After getting married, they moved to Eagle Lake where she remained until her cancer diagnosis in January 2015. At that point, she moved to Kasson to live with her eldest son, Dave.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, one sister, two husbands and two children. She is survived by two sons, Dave (Darleen) Walker & Brent Walker; five step-sons, Bill Macgregor, Steve (Kate) Macgregor, Randy (Ann) Macgregor, Jim Macgregor & Mark Macgregor, twelve grandchildren & 5 great-grandchildren.
 
A gathering will be held at Dibble Funeral Home, 213 W. Main St., Kasson, MN, on Saturday June 20th, from 11:00am to 3:00pm followed by an Irish Wake at the Kasson American Legion across the street. An inurnment will be in Duluth Calvary Cemetery to be announced at a later date.
 
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials be directed to them for distribution later according to their wishes.


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