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    Janice L. Born,
    Age 82, of Hastings, passed away at Regina Care Center on September 8, 2019. A private burial will take place at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

    Shelly D. Otto,
    Age 55, of Hastings, passed away at Untied Hospital in St. Paul on September 7, 2019. A Celebration of Shelly's Life will be held on Sunday, September 29, 2019 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm at Spring Lake Park - East Shelter, 8395 127th St. E. in Hastings.

    Mark E. Murphy,
    Age 59, of Hastings, passed away September 6, 2019. He graduated from Hastings High School in 1978, and worked for Smeads.A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday (9/12) at 10:30 AM at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2035 W. 15th St., Hastings. A gathering will be held one hour prior to mass at church. Interment, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Cemetery.

    Lorraine Husting,
    Age 91, of Hastings, passed away at home on September 7, 2019. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, September 13, at 11:00 AM at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2035 W. 15th St., Hastings. A visitation will be held one hour prior to mass at church. Interment, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Cemetery.


    Marie "Betty" Elizabeth Hoffman (Feidt),
    Age 88 of Hastings, passed away peacefully at Augustana Care Center on Saturday evening, August 31, 2019, with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren by her side. A service to celebrate Betty's life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel, with Gordon Gathright officiating. The family invites friends to join for a visitation from 9:00 until 10:00 a.m. and to stay for a luncheon reception immediately following the service. Committal prayers for Betty will take place at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Cemetery after lunch.


    Damian John Halepeska,
    Age 55 of Northeast Minneapolis, passed away suddenly on August 29, 2019. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at St. Mathias Catholic Church, 23315 Northfield Blvd., Hampton. The interment will take place at St. Mathias Catholic Cemetery next to the church.

    Lois Elaine Keene (Wildes),
    Age 93 of Hastings, passed away at her home on Wednesday, August 28, 2019. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 615 Vermillion Street, Hastings. The family invites their friends to join them for a visitation from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the church. Interment at Lakeside Cemetery in Hastings.


    David Thomas Trejo,
    Age 62 of Hastings. He was an avid volunteer and was the chairman for the Minnesota Amber Alert Fundraiser. After a long journey to recovery, Paula was able to bring David to their home in Hastings where she loving cared for him each day. David passed away unexpectedly but peacefully at his home in Hastings on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 with his loving wife by his side. He had a very strong faith and knew without a doubt that he was going to heaven. A memorial service for David will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 400 W. 9th Street in Hastings. The family invites friends to join them for a visitation from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the church.


    Michael J. Barber,
    Age 67, of Hastings, passed away unexpectedly in the care of his loving wife on August 19, 2019. He was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa on November 27, 1951 to Lyle and Beth Barber. He was in the US Navy, serving aboard the USS Skate 578. He loved fishing, riding motorcycles, his family, reading his Bible, and the Lord Jesus Christ. He was born again at the age of 31 and served the Lord until his passing.

    He was preceded in death by his father, Lyle; sisters, Patty and Christine; and brother, Mark. He is survived by his loving wife, Dee; sons, Christopher, Joshua (Lindsay); Caleb (Jess), and Jonathan; grandchildren, Adam, Allison, Eric, Anna, Isaiah, Charles, Josephine, Henry, and Benjamin; mother, Beth; brothers, Larry, John, and Randy; brother in law, Gary; sister-in law, Donna; many other relatives and friends.

    A memorial service will be held on Friday, August 23 at 11:00 AM at Berean Bible Baptist Church, 18355 Red Wing Blvd, Hastings. A gathering will take place one hour prior to the service at church. Interment, Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials preferred.


    Cletus M. Rotty
    Age 84 of Hastings, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, August 18, 2019, at United Hospital in St. Paul.

    Cletus Marks, the son of Vincent and Catherine (Zirbes) Rotty, was born on August 31, 1934, in rural Dakota County, Minnesota. Following his graduation from Farmington High School with the class of 1952, Cletus began his life-long career in car sales. There wasn't a detail he missed or didn't know on any new vehicle that came out, and for that, he won many awards for his dedication to his career. On May 12, 1956, he was united in marriage to his sweetheart, Phyllis O'Shaughnessy, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Miesville. Cletus was drafted in to the United States Army and was a proud Veteran. Decades later he enjoyed donning his "OD's" (Army Fatigues) when volunteering as a counselor with the Minnesota National Guard Youth Camp. He and Phyllis enjoyed family camping, traveling for work and as a family over the years, and in later years singing karaoke wherever they could. He was a longtime member of Guardian Angels Catholic Church where he also participated with Parish Council.

    He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Ralph (Frances) Rotty, Sally (Robert) Yetzer, and Gordon (Marcianne) Rotty; sister-in-law, Kathleen (Edward) Feidt; and by his brothers-in-law, Art Siebenaler ad Melvin Illa.

    Cletus is survived by his wife, Phyllis; children, Patty (Paul) Schutz, Mark (Susan) Rotty, Brian (Pamela) Rotty, and Kevin (Jennifer) Rotty; grandchildren, Rachel Schutz, Shari Schutz (significant other, Jason Munroe), Andrea Schutz, Jonathon Rotty, Elizabeth Rotty, Vincent Rotty, Laura (Frank) Wandersee, Samuel Rotty, Arianna Rotty, and Liza Rotty; great grandchildren, Justin Munroe and by twin great grandsons due in October; special family member, Jon Gille; sisters-in-law, Edna Siebenaler, Jane Illa, and Pat (Harvey) Sand; and by many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 27, 2019, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Hastings, with Father Matt Shireman officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery.

    Family and friends are cordially invited to a visitation from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday evening at Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel of Hastings, and for one hour prior to Mass at church on Tuesday morning.

    In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to TLC of Hastings or to the donor's choice in memory of Cletus.

    Arrangements are being completed by Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel of Hastings.
          


    Mary Ann "Marion" Peterson
    Age 85, of Hastings, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at Regina Senior Living Center in Hastings. Marion, daughter of John and Elizabeth Feidt, was born January 12, 1934 in Douglas Township, MN. She was united in marriage to Charles Peterson at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Hastings on May 2, 1953.

    Preceded in death by parents; brother, Joe (Mary Rose) Feidt; and sister in law Lenore (Bob) Neiderkorn.

    Marion is survived by husband, Charlie; children, Kathy (Greg) Lohmer, Dave (Kate), Cheryl (Tom) Ahlers, Jeff (Sharon), Debbie, Laurie (Randy Ficker), Karen (Jim) Kranz, & Denise; 20 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

    Marion was a distinguished homemaker and had various jobs outside of the home. She was member of the Regina Auxiliary for 25 years as well as the Legion Auxiliary and the Red Hat Society. She loved to golf, play cards, and was avid seamstress. She and Charlie spent 25 years wintering in Texas, developing many friendships along the way.

    Funeral service will be Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 11 AM with visitation Tuesday, August 27 from 5 - 7 PM as well as one hour prior to the service all at Cornerstone Bible Church 735 10th St. E. Hastings. Interment Lakeside Cemetery. The family wishes to thank the staff of Regina Senior Living Center, the Pauline Unit, for their excellent loving care.
        


    Judith Lee Krupich,
    Age 65, of Hastings, passed away August 15, 2019. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, August 21 at 10:30 AM at St. Agatha's Catholic Church, 3700 160th St E, Rosemount. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral at church on Wednesday. Interment, Lakeside Cemetery, Hastings.


    Lucille S. Bauer,
    Age 90 of Hastings, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday evening, August 8, 2019, at Regina Senior Living in Hastings.

    Lucille Susan, the daughter of John and Clara (Conzemius) Fox, was born on February 12, 1929, in rural Rosemount. Following her graduation from Rosemount High School in 1947, Lucille was united in marriage to Bernard J. "Ben" Bauer at St. Agatha's Catholic Church in Coates on September 8, 1951. Ben later preceded her in death on August 24, 1994. Lucille was a distinguished homemaker, and also worked at Regina as a baker for 27 years. She enjoyed baking for everyone, canning, and sewing. She was a longtime member of St. Boniface Catholic Church and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, where she enjoyed being actively involved in volunteering in various ways by being active with St. Boniface Christian Mothers, and was also a Charter member of Hastings' Birth Right, now Total Life Care Center of Hastings. Lucille was also a charter member of the Dakota County Happy-Go-Getter's 4-H Club, and was later a clothing leader for the club.

    She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ben; sister-in-law, Katie Fox, and by other relatives.

    Lucille is survived by her children, JoAnn Bauer, Jan (Dick) Marthaler, Maggie (Pete) Kallal, Glenn (Polly) Bauer, Allan (Denise) Bauer, and Cheryl Bauer (Rodney Bowman); ten grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; siblings, Henry Fox, Joe (Ann) Fox, Marty (Joanne) Fox, and Dick (Joan) Fox; and by many other relatives and friends.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, August 16, 2019, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Hastings, with Father David Hennen officiating. Interment will follow at the parish cemetery.

    Family and friends are cordially invited to a visitation from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday evening at Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel in Hastings, and also for one hour prior to Mass at church on Friday morning.

    In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Feed My Starving Children in memory of Lucille.

    Arrangements are being completed by Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel of Hastings.
       


    John Kummer,
    Age 86 of Hastings, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Sunday evening, August 4, 2019. He was reunited with the love of his life, Kathy, who recently preceded him in death.

    John Dodds, the son of John and Estelle (Dodds) Kummer, was born on August 26, 1932, in Prescott, Wisconsin. Following his graduation from Hastings High School, he continued his education at St. Thomas and the University of Minnesota where he enrolled in the Air Force ROTC program. John was commissioned a Second Lieutenant and flew F-86D & F-102 aircrafts. On April 16, 1955, John was united in marriage to the love of his life, Kathleen Lang, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Miesville. After being Honorably Discharged from the service in 1959, John and Kathy returned home to help his father run The County Point Service Station and Cafe, which he eventually expanded into the well-known Point Restaurant. John and Kathy continued to operate the business for forty-five years until selling in July of 2016. Outside of working and tending to his hobby farm, John enjoyed flying his Cessna 182, hunting and fishing, downhill skiing, and playing volleyball, softball, and racketball. John and Kathy were blessed with sixty-three years of marriage, five children, and many wonderful memories together until her passing on November 14, 2018.

    He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Mary, Lola, and Rita; daughter, Debbie Kummer; and by his wife, Kathy.

    John is survived by his children, Jean Kummer, Susan (Rick) Luiz, Mary (John) Saunders, and John (Linda) Kummer; 10 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Maureen (David) Fasbender; and by many other relatives and friends.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be held 12:00 p.m. Saturday, August 10, 2019, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Hastings, with Father David Hennen officiating. Interment with Military Honors provided by VFW Lyle Russell Post 1210, will follow at the parish cemetery.

    Family and friends are cordially invited to a visitation from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday evening at Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel in Hastings, and also for one hour prior to Mass at church on Saturday morning.

    Arrangements are being completed by Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel of Hastings
       


    James E. "Jim" Nelson,
    Age 56 of New Brighton, passed away Friday, August 2, 2019. A Celebration of Jim's Life will be held Thursday, August 8, 2019, Interment will follow at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Cemetery.


    Joy A. Nygaard,
    Age 92 of Red Wing, died peacefully on Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at Augustana Care Center of Hastings. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 24, 2019, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 615 West Fifth Street, Red Wing. Interment will be held at Oakwood Cemetery in Red Wing.
    Family and friends are cordially invited to a visitation for one hour prior to the service, and to a luncheon reception immediately following the service, all at church on Saturday.


    Michael Johnson,
    Age 64 of Hastings, died peacefully at home on Tuesday morning, July 30, 2019, following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held 3:00 p.m. Saturday, August 3, 2019, at a local funeral home, with Gordon Gathright officiating. Interment with Military Honors provided by VFW Lyle Russell Post 1210, will follow at Lakeside Cemetery in Hastings


    Fay K. McComber,
    Age 90, of Hastings, passed away at Augustana Care Center in Hastings on July 29, 2019. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, August 2 at 11:00 AM at a local funeral home. A visitation will be held Thursday, August 1 from 5:00 - 8:00 PM at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service on Friday. Interment, Fort Snelling National Cemetery.



    Ethel M. Flom,
    Age 92, of Hastings passed away at Augustana Care Center on July 24, 2019. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 30 at 4:00 PM at Our Saviour's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 400 W. 9th St., Hastings. A visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the service. The Interment will be at Lakeside Cemetery, Hastings.



    Joel Leonard Jensen,
    Age 67 of Cottage Grove, passed away peacefully into the arms of his Savior on July 23, 2019. Memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 26, 2019, at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hastings, with Pastor Jason Thiel and Pastor Jon Zimpelmann officiating. Family and friends are cordially invited to a visitation from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. and to a reception immediately following the service, all at the church on Friday.
    In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

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