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Obituaries from the week of Feb. 17, 2010

James Hanapel, 64
Leonard Macht, 84
Scott MaKarrall, 41
Joanne Schambers, 71
Frank Voges, 68

James Hanapel, 64

James “Jim” Lee Hanapel, 64, of Jacksonville, FL passed away Saturday, February 6, 2010.  He was born on March 10, 1945 in Tracy, MN. Jim was a beloved husband, son, brother, father and friend.  He was a proud and highly decorated Viet Nam Veteran.

Jim was retired from the financial services industries.  His passions include, first and foremost, his large family and friends, closely followed by his interests in racing and retooling Porsches and firearms.  He enjoyed fishing, horticulture and boating.  Jim was an avid traveler, naturalist, woodworker and teacher of valuable life lessons for his children and for his grandchildren.

Jim is survived by his loving wife, Lenore “Lenny” Hanapel; beloved mother and step-father, Leone “Lee” and John Ashe of Neptune Beach; sister, Julie Brigman (Rick) of Jacksonville Beach; and children, Dean Hanapel (Kim), Timothy Hanapel, Michelle Lynn Hanapel Dell (Troy), Henry “Hank” Sorensen (Sheila) and Casey Sorensen (Jacqueline); and his beloved grandchildren, who always brought a smile to his face and brightened his eyes, Tyler Sorensen, James Dean Hanapel, Logan Sorensen, Camryn Sorensen, Jake Sorensen and Kate Sorensen. He is predeceased by his father, James “Joe” Hugo Hanapel.

Funeral Services, were held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 12, in the Chapel of Quinn-Shalz, A Family Funeral Home, Jacksonville Beach. Interment immediately followed in Oaklawn Cemetery, 4801 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL.

Please visit our online Tribute at Services under the direction and care of  Quinn-Shalz, A Family Funeral Home, Jacksonville Beach, FL.


Leonard Macht, 84

Mass of Christian Burial for Leonard “Lenie” Macht, 84, of Lucan, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, February 18, 2010 at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Lucan. Visitation will be from 5–8 p.m. Wednesday with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Wabasso, and from 9:30–10:30 a.m. Thursday prior to services at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Lucan.  Burial will follow the service at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Cemetery in Lucan.

Lenie died February 12th, 2010, at the Avera Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.

Leonard John Macht was born May 15, 1925, in Redwood County, to Anton P. and Anna (Hogan) Macht. He attended grade school and graduated from Milroy High School. Lenie also attended Mankato Commercial College. After high school Lenie served in the U.S. Army as a PFC stationed at the Aberdeen, Maryland Proving Ground. While in the army Lenie completed every level of ordinance training offered.

On June 12, 1948 Lenie and Blanche Brakke were united in marriage at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Marshall.  To this union four children were born. He committed his entire working life, as a partner with his father and brother Leo, managing the family businesses of A.P. Macht Construction Company and Macht Millwork. Lenie was a craftsman in his own right; he took pride in manufacturing custom millwork items that many times were one of a kind items used for architectural restorations and or new architecturally unique projects. Together with his brother Leo, Macht Millwork supplied millwork to residential, commercial and church construction projects throughout Minnesota, Iowa, North and South Dakota.

On October 15, 1988 Lenie was united in marriage to Darlene Heiderscheidt at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Tracy. Lenie enjoyed hunting and fishing and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was a lifetime member of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, and a longtime member of the Lucan Fire Department and a charter member of the Lucan Lions Club.

Survivors include his wife Darlene of Lucan; children, Steve Macht of Eugene, Oregon, Alan (Julie) Macht of Marshall, and Lisa (Tom) Buraczewski of Mequon, Wisconsin, a daughter-in-law Audrey Macht of Burnsville. Ten grandchildren, two great grandchildren; Lenie is also survived by Darlene’s children; Kathy (Jim) Green of Garvin, Sister Victoria Heiderscheidt of Milwaukee, WI, Sandy Penke of Wendell, MN, Jane Carlson of Tracy, Deb (Dan) Maertens of Dalton, MN, Mary Jo (Bob) Carlson of Mountain Lake, Tammy (Rick) Horner of Tracy, twenty five step grandchildren and twenty two step great-grandchildren and his sister, Elaine (Lyle) Zitzman of Minnetonka, MN.

He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife Blanche, eldest son Terry, brothers Ray and Leo, and an infant sister Lorraine.

Sunset Funeral Home of Echo handled the arrangements.



Scott MaKarrall, 41

Scott Makarrall, age 41 of Revere, died Tuesday, February 9, 2010, in rural Revere.

Funeral services were held today, Wednesday, February 17, 2010, at Lamberton United Methodist Church with burial at Lamberton Cemetery.  Reverend Homer Dobson, officiated.  Condolences may be sent via e-mail to: Arrangements were with Sturm Funeral Home in Lamberton.

Scott Allan MaKarrall was born July 20, 1968, to Dave and Bev (Halvorson) MaKarrall in Redwood Falls, MN. He attended Walnut Grove Public School. Scott worked a short time for Diamond Surface Road Construction when he was involved in an auto accident in which he suffered a traumatic brain injury. Following his lengthy recovery, Scott helped his family on the farm and later drove semi before his health caused him to give this up.

Scott had many struggles in life to endure but the love of his life was “Sweetheart”, his Harley motorcycle and his nieces and nephews. He loved his music, the family St. Bernards, spending a great deal of time with his grandparents in Redwood Falls, calling his friends - and just being Scott.

Scott passed away February 9, 2010, in rural Revere. He is survived by his parents, Dave and Bev of Revere; brother Mark (Jessica) MaKarrall and their children Isaac, Abby and Amara of Lamberton; sister Stacy (Parker) Lien and their children Spencer, Hunter and Ava of Westbrook; grandparents Percy and Arlette MaKarrall and Uncle Dan of Redwood Falls, and LaVerne and Vernette Halvorson of Revere; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.


Joanne Schambers, 71

Joanne R. Schambers, age 71, of Angels Camp, CA passed away unexpectantly Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at the San Andreas Hospital, San Andreas, CA.

A memorial service will be held later.

Joanne R. Schambers was born March 10, 1938 in Tracy, MN to C. Earl and Henrietta (Frerk) Sherman.  She was baptized and confirmed at the Tracy Methodist Church.  Joanne grew up on a farm 2 miles east of Tracy.  She attended grade school and jr. high in Tracy.  In 1953 the family moved to Lodi, CA where Joanne graduated in 1956 at the Lodi High School.

On February 22, 1976 she was united in marriage to Richard Schambers.  They lived near San Francisco before moving to the mountains in Angels Camp, CA when he retired.

She loved her nursing profession until her retirement and she loved living on the Moutain with her dogs and wildlife.

Joanne is survived by a sister Phyllis (LeRoy) Craft, Hemet, CA, brother, Robert (Virginia) Sherman, Citrus Heights, CA, favorite niece Margaret (Farr) (Eugene) Short, Currie, MN and many other nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews, step children and step grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by husband Richard, parents, sister Rosetta Farr, Fern Barthelt, Donna Mae McDonald and brother Clifford Sherman.



Frank Voges, 68

Funeral services for Frank Voges will be held on Friday, February 19, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Slayton, MN.  Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 18, 2010 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Totzke Funeral Home in Slayton, MN.  Interment is at Hillside Cemetery Lake Wilson, MN. To send condolences online visit

Frank “Frankie” Howard Voges was born on October 15, 1941 in Slayton, MN to Charles J. and Avis (Cochran) Voges. He grew up in Slayton and attended Slayton High School. He entered the United States Navy in September 1959, completed his GED and served as an electrician aboard the USS Ranger (CBA-61) until he was honorably discharged at the rank of E-3 in October 1962. After a break in service, he continued his military service when he enlisted in to the 134th Infantry Division, Minnesota Army National Guard, Tracy, MN.

He was married to Sheryl Miller in December 1960 and lived in Marshall and Tracy MN. Together they had three children-Dawn, Brian & T. J. During that time, he was self employed at the Coast to Coast Store, Marshall and Tracy, the Gambles Store, Tracy MN and was owner/operator of the Sears Catalog Store, Tracy MN; the Frontier Lodge Resort, Mahnomen MN; and Frank’s Shoe Repair.

Frank was later married to Karen Saur and as a step-father, helped raise two additional children, Mike and Crystal. In August 2002, he married Esther Anderson and together they lived in Sioux Falls, SD where he worked as a wholesale carpet salesman for Vrooman Carpet and later opened Frank’s Carpet Outlet. Together with Esther’s help, they opened Captain Frank’s Kettle Korn in 2007. Due to health issues, he retired in January 2009.

Frank’s greatest love was music. Together with his brother Bill, they started playing music at an early age. They formed the band Melody Aces and performed at various locations throughout Southwest Minnesota. Frank went on to play with other bands; The Kingsmen, Touch of Silver, Justus III and reunited with his brother when they formed City Lights…featuring the Voges brothers.  As a bass guitarist, he was a mentor to many aspiring musicians and was frequently asked to “jam” with many other bands. Despite his health issues, he continued to play up until his death.

Frank was a member of the American Legion, the Fraternal Order of the Masons, El Riad Shrine and the Loyal Order of the Moose. His hobbies included music, woodworking, fishing, pontooning, bowhunting and was a past Scoutmaster of Troop 31, Tracy, MN.

Surrounded by his loving family, Frank passed away on February 12, 2010 at Sanford Medical Center, Sioux Falls, SD at the age of 68.

Survivors include his wife, Esther Voges; mother and step-father:  Avis and Ellsworth Heyen of Fulda, MN; five children: Dawn (Denny) Schroeder of Tracy, MN, Brian (Shannon) Voges of Sioux Falls, SD, T.J. (Krista) Voges of Morris, MN, Mike (Danette) Saur of Sioux Falls, SD and Crystal (Kevin) Dahle of Sioux Falls, SD; nine grandchildren: Brianna & Brandon Schroeder, Keisha Voges, Kelsey & Trevor Voges, Dylan & McKenna Saur, Megan & Aspen Dahle and numerous step-children and step-grandchildren through his current marriage; two brothers: Bill (Judy) Voges of Bridgewater, SD and Jim (Janet) Voges of Slayton; three sisters: Marilyn DiGiulio of Sioux Falls, SD, Nancy Heyen of Sioux Falls, SD and Julie (Steve) Vincent of Alexandria, MN; and aunts, uncles, and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his father, Charles.