Obits – Pearl E. Menden

Pearl E. Menden (Burandt), age 87, of Shakopee, died on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee.
Pearl was born in Waconia, Minn., on Feb. 14, 1925, the daughter of Edwin and Ella (Gatz) Burandt. She married Irvin Menden on Aug. 25, 1956 in Shakopee. Pearl was a retired employee of the American Glove Factory in Shakopee. She was a graduate of Waconia High School.
Survived by children, Marie (Frank) Kohout, Bob (Mary) Kaufhold, Cindy Menden and her special friend, Bob Engel, Theresa (Dan) Niesen; seven grandchildren, Mark Griep, Chris Kartak, Sean and Tony Kaufhold, Meggan Bjorklund, Hannah and Ben Niesen; 11 great-grandchildren; two brothers and five sisters, Alvin (Flora) Burandt,  Marjorie Lenz, Sylvia Dummer, Darlene Tesch, Larry (Joyce) Burandt, Diane Kyes, Karen (Marcel) Gueningsman; sister-in-law, Anna Burandt.
Preceded in death by husband; parents; granddaughter, Shelly Griep; brothers, Dennis and Melvin Burandt.
Visitation was held Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the McNearney Funeral Home in Shakopee. A Funeral Service was held on Monday, Oct. 8, 2012 at 10 a.m. with a Mass at St. Mark’s Catholic Church, Shakopee. The Rev. Thomas Merrill OFM Conv. officiated the funeral service.
Pallbearers  were Bob Kaufhold, Frank Kohout, Bob Engel, Dan Niesen, Dale Dummer and Jeff Menden.
Interment Catholic Cemetery in Shakopee.
Funeral arrangements through McNearney Funeral Home in Shakopee, (952) 445-2755; www.mcnearneyfuneralhome.com.

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