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Roxanne G. Scheer, 59

Roxanne (Roxy) Gail Scheer, age 59, of Howard Lake, died Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale, following an automobile accident.

She was born Aug. 8, 1952, in Minneapolis, the daughter of Gaylin and Mavis (Wackler) Scheer. Roxanne was baptized at St. James Lutheran Church, Howard Lake by the Rev. Theo. Melinat, and confirmed in her faith at the same church April 3, 1966, by the Rev. G.C. Michael.

Roxy attended St. James Lutheran School, and graduated from Howard Lake High School in 1970.

Joining the Air Force Reserves in 1976, Roxy served for over 20 years, traveling where needed and doing everything from office work to operating heavy equipment for building roads. Her career was very important to her.

She was employed at General Mills for many years, and currently with Food Perspectives in Plymouth.

Roxy enjoyed sharing her talents by singing with the Generalaires and teaching line dancing.

She was married to Steve Amiot in August 1992, in Stillwater.

Outdoor activities throughout the seasons kept Roxy on the go. She enjoyed fishing and snowmobiling, but most of all, spending time at her cabin on Canary Lake near Villard.

Roxy was a cancer survivor and in recent years, battled courageously against various health issues.

She was preceded in death by her father, Gaylin Scheer; and aunts Lorraine Weber and Carol Walden.

Roxy is survived by her mother, Mavis Scheer; brother and sister-in-law Reed and Gloria Scheer; nieces Kathy (Everett) Kramer, and Patty (Terry) Haugen; nephew Tim Scheer; great-nephews Michael Kramer, Alex, Jaxen, and Cole Haugen; special friend Elroy Boehlke; and a host of relatives and friends.

A celebration of Roxy’s life took place Friday, Oct. 14 at 2 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church in Howard Lake, with the Revs. Michael Nirva and Martin Schoenfeld officiating. Nancy Butterfass served as the organist. Interment followed at St. James Cemetery on Dutch Lake in Victor Township.

Visitation preceded the service, beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Pallbearers were Vicki Schultz, Judi Kelley, Randi Valencia, Cheryl Glessing, Sandy Thiesse, and Viann Montgomery.

Arrangements were by the Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Howard Lake.