September 13, 2023 at 6:00 a.m.
Roselyn M. Lehner, 82, of Shakopee, entered eternal life Sept. 2, 2023, at St. Gertrude’s Health Care Center in Shakopee.
Roselyn was born June 30, 1941, in Melrose, the daughter of Henry and Rosina (Wessel) Hellermann. She was the youngest of 18 kids, and her parents were German immigrants who took farming to a new level. She was very independent, but when she met Peter Lehner, of the same heritage, in Minneapolis, while playing a bowling game, history was made. It’s a small world.
She and husband Peter ran an auto supply store out of their house, and then purchased Osseo Auto Parts Pro, which was a family business. Roselyn had a strong faith in the Catholic religion. Her hobbies and interests included bowling (champ with Peter), gardening, self-taught piano player and acoustic guitar player, singer, bingo, blackjack-she could read cards, basketball, fishing, cabin/lake time, golfing and time with family and friends. After her children were all in school, she became a blackjack dealer at Mystic Lake where she retired at age 72.
Roselyn was loving, strong, and vibrant. She will be remembered as a woman who was strong in her morals and ethics. She loved her family to no end and loved her life and everyone in it to no end. No one was beyond reach, and she was the first to believe it. She was full of energy-to the end. Roselyn was witty with many one-liners. She was a very funny mom. She was oh, so honest, and her hope would be for her family and friends to continue her legacy of kindness.
She would tell you to believe God is great; he is here for us. Believe in yourselves as the sky is the limit. Live, laugh and love like there is no tomorrow. Although her life was full, she left us early. Don’t take people and life for granted.
Roselyn was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Peter; granddaughter Megan Lehner; parents; and siblings Paul, Norbert, Elmer, Richard and Roman Hellermann, Loretta Hinnenkamp, Marcella Frericks and MaryAnn Primus.
Survivors include her children, Timothy Lehner, Craig Lehner, Wendy (Jim) Plattner and Amy Lehner; seven grandchildren and seven-plus great-grandchildren; siblings Henry “Hank” Hellermann, Dorothy (Alvin) Schneider and Simon (Mary) Hellermann; sisters-in-law Kathy Elfering, Rita Hellermann, Bernice Hellermann and Anna Hellermann.
Mass of Christian Burial was Sept. 11 at Church of St. Mark in Shakopee. Livestream was provided by the Parish of Sts. Joachim and Anne. Interment will be held later at Camp Ripley State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls.
Family prefers memorials to American Cancer Society.
Condolences may be shared at www.mcnearneyfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements by McNearney-Schmidt Funeral and Cremation in Shakopee.