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    Dr. Raymond Boryczka Solac,
    Age 98, of Hastings died Monday, November 12, 2018. The Funeral Mass, officiated by Father Michael Barseness will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2035 15th Street West, Hastings, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery.



    Veronica A. "Verna" Kleinschmidt,
    Age 91 formerly of Hastings and Winona, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Sunday morning, November 11, 2018, at Commons on Marice in Eagan.

    Veronica Ann, the daughter of John and Anna (Kulas) Jaszewski, was born in Winona on January 5, 1927. Following her graduation from Cathedral High School in Winona with the class of 1944, Verna was united in marriage to James J. Kleinschmidt on May 16, 1953, also in Winona. He later preceded her in death on December 5, 2000. Verna took great joy in being a mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She instilled in all of us the importance of doing the right thing, of appreciating what we have and valuing family harmony. Her life has made the world a better place. We will miss you, Mom!

    She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Gary; nine brothers and sisters; and by her husband, James.

    Verna is survived by five children, Rick (Julie), Paula (Jim) Colwell, Mark, Sheila (Kelly) Ries, and Amy. She was blessed with five grandchildren: Anne (Pete) Marlenga, Marie Kleinschmidt (fiance, Tom Sippola), Joe Kleinschmidt, Ryan (Katie) Ries, and Andrew Ries; five great-grandchildren: Mackenzie, Eloise, Isabelle, Leo, and Olive. Verna is also survived by sisters-in-law, Betty Jaszewski and Joanne Kleinschmidt and brothers-in-law, Mike Kleinschmidt and Dick Wessel; and by many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, November 15, 2018, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Hastings. Immediately following the Mass, a luncheon will be held at church, and interment will follow at the parish cemetery.

    Family and friends are cordially invited to a visitation from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. at church on Thursday morning.

    The family would like to thank the Pearl Garden staff at the Commons on Marice and Brighton Hospice for the compassionate care they provided to Verna.

    In lieu of flowers, Verna's family requests memorials be made to Hastings Family Service, Sharing and Caring Hands, or to the donor's choice in her memory.

    Arrangements are being completed by Caturia, Smidt & Starkson Funeral Home & Crematory of Hastings.
       


    John R. Kusske,
    Age 88 of Hastings, passed away surrounded by family on Saturday morning, November 10, 2018, at Park Ridge Assisted Living in Hastings.Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, in Hastings, with Father Michael Barsness officiating. Interment will take place at Lakeside Cemetery, in Hastings. Visitation will be held one hour prior to Mass.


    Lauren K. Cran,
    Age 81, passed away on Friday morning, November 9, 2018, following an extended illness. Funeral Service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, November 12, 2018 at St. Mary Basswood Grove, 8435 St. Croix Trail South, Hastings, with Father Scott Monson officiating. Interment will follow at the church cemetery. Visitation will take place one and half hours prior to the service at the church.


    Larry William Lucken,
    Age 86, of Hastings, passed away at Regina Medical Center in Hastings on November 4, 2018. A memorial service will be held on Saturday (11/17) at 1:00 PM at Wise Family Funeral Home and Crematory, 400 Spring St., Hastings. A gathering will be held 90 minutes prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials preferred to the Lupus Foundation.

    Helen T. McGrath,
    Age 96, of Hastings, died peacefully surrounded by her family on November 1, 2018 at Regina Care Center. Helen donated her body to Mayo Clinic Research. There will be a Celebration of Life for Helen on April 13th 2019. More information to follow.

    Carol A. Freiermuth,
    Age 59 of Coates, died suddenly but peacefully at home on Friday morning, November 2, 2018. Memorial services will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 6, 2018, at a local Funeral Home with Gordon Gathright officiating. Private family interment will be held at St. Mary's Cemetery in New Trier.


    Charlotte M. Jones,
    Age 92 of Hastings, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday morning, October 30, 2018, at Park Ridge Assisted Living in Hastings.Funeral services will be held 11:30 a.m. Thursday, November 1, 2018, at Resurrection United Methodist Church in Hastings, with visitation two hours prior to the service. Interment will be held at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.

    Lorraine M. Werner,
    Age 87 of Hastings, died peacefully following a recent illness on Monday morning, October 22, 2018, at Augustana Care of Hastings. Lorraine passed away surrounded by her loving family on her birthday.

    Lorraine Margaret, the daughter of Columbus and Mary (Biskupski) Freiermuth, was born on October 22, 1931, in Douglas Township, Dakota County, Minnesota. On June 7, 1950, Lorraine was united in marriage to Lawrence W. Werner at St. Mary's Catholic Church in New Trier. They were blessed with ten children and an opportunity to recently celebrate sixty eight years of marriage. Lorraine was a dedicated homemaker, retired from the state of Minnesota as head of housekeeping and loved raising her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She also enjoyed canning, cooking, sewing baby blankets, and baking, especially Saturday mornings when she'd make twenty-one loaves of bread and fresh cinnamon rolls. Lorraine was a skilled card player who often won without any trump, was known to pass a card or two under the table, and always had a creative way of keeping score. She will forever be remembered as the "candy grandma" to her loving grandchildren and great grandchildren.

    She was preceded in death by her parents: siblings, Columbus (Rosie), Robert, and William; and by her children, Lawrence "Larry" Jr. on December 4, 2017, and Judith Werner on July 4, 2013.

    Lorraine is survived by her loving husband, Lawrence; children, Darlene (Duane) Lampman, Pat (Bob) Huneke, Joe (Linda) Werner, Cindy Freiermuth, George Werner, Roy (Barb) Werner, Mary (Jeff) Kahl, and Greg (Victoria) Werner; 18 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren, and 2 step great grandchildren; siblings, MaryAnn Otto, Rosalie (Gerald) Rother, Edward (Cindy) and Donny Freiermuth, Dorothy Brockman; sisters-in-law, Anita Freiermuth and Irma Freiermuth; and by many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday morning, October 25, 2018, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Hastings, with Father Leonard Andre and Father Martin Siebenaler officiating. Interment will be held at the parish cemetery, with a luncheon following at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church.

    Family and friends are cordially invited to a visitation from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday evening at Caturia, Smidt & Starkson Funeral Home & Crematory of Hastings, and also from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday morning at church.

    Arrangements are being completed by Caturia, Smidt & Starkson Funeral Home & Crematory of Hastings.
       

    Marilyn L. Steinke,
    Age 86, of Hastings, passed away on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at Regina Assisted Living, in Hastings, Minnesota.

    Marilyn Loleta Mindrum was born on January 28, 1932, in Rushford, MN to Arnold M. and Viola E. (Paulson) Mindrum. She grew up in the area and was a 1949 graduate of Winona High School. She married Herbert Steinke on December 30, 1950, in St. Paul. She was a homemaker and after her family was grown she worked as a LPN for a number of years.

    Marilyn is preceded in death by her parents, a daughter in infancy, a sister Jeanie , a brother Robert, and 3 grandchildren Bill Jr., Andrew and Sam.

    Marilyn is survived by her loving husband Herbert, her children Herbert Jr. (Judy), Ed (Sheila), Richard (Vicki), William (Patti), Kathy Kettwig (Randy), Bruce, Kenneth and Dennis; 24 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild; her siblings Joann (Roman), Joyce (Joe), Ginger (Mick), Gerald (Frieda), and Donald (Becky); also by many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

    A visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 23, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Caturia, Smidt & Starkson Funeral Home & Crematory, 201 7th Street East, Hastings, MN., and will continue Wednesday 1 hour prior to the funeral at church. The Funeral Service, officiated by Rev. Doug Duin, will be held Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 400 West 9th Street, Hastings. Interment will be Thursday at the Highland Prairie Cemetery in Rushford, MN.

    In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Allina Hospice, or Regina Assisted Living Pauline Memory Care.

    Arrangements are being handled by Caturia, Smidt and Starkson Funeral Home and Crematory of Hastings.

    Margaret A. Robinson,
    Age 97, of Hastings, passed away October 16, 2018. She was born in Hastings on June 23, 1921, to William and Mary Biskupski. Margaret married Dayton J. Robinson Sr. on April 17, 1948, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Hastings.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Dayton; son, Michael; grandson, Robert; granddaughter, Reanna; and her 11 siblings. Margaret is survived by her children, Deborah (Gary) Meyer, Dayton Jr. (Caroyl), Kevin (Chris), Michelle Hicks, and Thomas (Cathy); 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; many other relatives and friends.

    A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday (10/26) at 11:00 AM at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2035 W. 15th St., Hastings. A visitation will be held 2 hours prior to mass at church. Interment, Monday (10/29) at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

    The Wise Family Funeral & Cremation Services is in charge of the arrangements.
       



    Edwin F. "Ed" Russell
    Age 84 of Hastings, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday morning, October 17, 2018, at the Regina Medical Center in Hastings following an extended illness. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 22, 2018, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Hastings, with Father Michael Barsness officiating. A reception will follow Mass, also at church. Interment will be held at the parish cemetery.


    Cleo M. Endres,
    Age 81 of Hastings, passed away on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at Augustana Care in Hastings.

    Cleo Merle Fry was born February 16, 1937 in Stillwater, MN to John and Zadie (Frybarger) Fry. She attended Hastings schools. She married Arnold "Andy" Endres at Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Hastings, on September 12, 1953. They recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. Cleo worked as a waitress at Wiederholt's Supper Club and at Smead Manufacturing for many years. Upon their retirement, Cleo and Andy moved to their lake home near Babbitt, MN for 23 years, and returned to their home town of Hastings in 2017.

    Cleo was preceded in death by her parents and 10 siblings.

    Cleo is survived by her husband Arnold "Andy" Endres, 6 children Steve (Sonya) Endres, Michael Endres, Kathryn (Allan Shapiro) Lebewitz, LouAnn (Dave) Braun, Cheryl Endres and Susan Metcalf; 12 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren; 2 sisters Melva Jane Proechel and Mae (John) Mudder.

    A Memorial Service, conducted by Gordon Gathright, will be held at 3:00 pm Sunday, October 14, 2018 at Park Ridge Senior Apartments, 901 16th St. West, Hastings, with a gathering from 2:00-3:00 pm. A luncheon reception will follow the service.

    The family will be attending the evening minyan on Monday, October 15, 2018 at 5:45 pm at Adath Jeshurun Congregation, 10500 Hillside Lane West, Minnetonka, MN.

    Arrangements are being completed by Caturia, Smidt & Starkson Funeral Home & Crematory of Hastings.
       


    Tibor J. Kovacs,
    Age 78 of Hastings, died peacefully Saturday evening, October 6, 2018, at United Hospital in St. Paul.Mass of Christian Burial will be held 3:30 p.m. Friday afternoon, October 12, 2018, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Hastings, with Father Jim Perkl officiating. Private family interment will be held at a later date. Family and friends are cordially invited to a visitation from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. p.m. Friday afternoon at church.


    Sandra L. A. "Sandi" Hembree,
    Age 78 of Cottage Grove and formerly of Hastings, died peacefully on Sunday afternoon, October 7, 2018. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 12, 2018, at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Hastings, with Reverend Doug Duin officiating. Interment will be held at Oakwood Cemetery in Red Wing.


    Daniel E. Stoffel,
    Age 58 of Hastings died Monday afternoon, October 1, 2018 at Fairview University Hospital in Minneapolis.

    Daniel Edward was born August 17, 1960 in Hastings to Wally and Bernie (Yetzer) Stoffel. Daniel attended Vermillion grade school and graduated with Hastings High School, class of 1978. He was a fourth generation Century Farmer and a collector of antique John Deere tractors.

    He is survived by his parents, Wally and Bernie Stoffel; siblings, Barb (Jerry) Bauer of Hampton, Greg (Cheryl Bonderson) Stoffel, Mark (Lori) Stoffel and Jean (David) Beskau, all of Hastings; nieces and nephews, John (Shannon) Bauer, Matt (Megan) Bauer, Andy Bauer, Jaci (Ryan) Hansey, Brian (Tiana Endres) Stoffel, Jason Stoffel, Katie (Will) Esser, Sara (Joe) Lawler, Jaime (Scott) Addyman, and Alexandra Beskau; eleven great nieces and great nephews; also many other relatives and friends.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM Saturday, October 6, 2018 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Vermillion. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 - 8 PM Friday at Caturia, Smidt & Starkson Funeral Home & Crematory, 201 Seventh Street East, Hastings and one hour prior to the service at church on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St. John's School in Vermillion.

    Arrangements are being completed by Caturia, Smidt & Starkson Funeral Home & Crematory of Hastings
       


    Janet M. (Oeffling) Koch LaFave,
    Age 82, of Hastings, passed away October 1, 2018. She was born in Loretto, MN on December 12, 1935, to Matthew and Laura (Gagne) Oeffling.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, and Clem Koch and Leonard LaFave.

    Janet is survived by her children, Sue Koch, Pat (Mark) Stoneberg, and Jim (Pam) Koch all of Hastings, and Cindy (Steve) Nevin of Bangor, WI; grandchildren, Eric (Rachel) and Brian (Heather) Stoneberg, Katie Nevin, Matt, and Brandon "BK" Koch; great-grandchildren, Lucy, Olivia, and a baby boy coming soon; 5 sisters; several nieces, nephews, and many friends.

    A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday (10/8) at 12:00 PM at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2035 W. 15th St. in Hastings. A visitation will be held 2 hours prior to the mass at church. Private Interment, Lakeside Cemetery. Memorials preferred.

    The Wise Family Funeral & Cremation Services of Hastings is in charge of the arrangements.
       


    Glennis Leone Swanson
    Age 90, of Hastings, passed away September 24, 2018. A memorial service will be held on Saturday (9/29) at 11:00 AM at Our Saviour's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 400 W. 9th St., Hastings. A gathering will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Private Interment, Fort Snelling National Cemetery.



    JoAnne E. Olson,
    Age 85 of Hastings, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Monday afternoon, September 17, 2018, at Regina Senior Living in Hastings. JoAnne passed away following a long battle with Alzheimers disease in which she fought with dignity and grace.Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, September 21, 2018, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Hastings, with Father Michael Barsness officiating. Interment will be held at the parish cemetery following Mass.



    Patricia Ann Balster
    Age 77, of Hastings, passed away at home surrounded by her family on Sept. 14, 2018. She was born in Hastings on Sept. 9, 1941, A Mass of Christian Burial, officiated by Fr. Michael Barsness, will be held on Wed. (9/19) at 11:00 AM at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2035 W. 15th St in Hastings. A visitation will take place 2 hours prior to the mass at church. Interment, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Cemetery.



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