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    Muriah Dee Lukowicz,
    Age 42, of Cannon Falls passed away on Wednesday, June 27 at Regina Health Care Center, Hastings, MN. A joy of life celebration to be held on Sunday July 15 at the Milner Family Clinic, Chiropractic Building, 117 Third Street, Hastings, MN between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.


    Dorothy G. Raway,
    Age 91 of Hastings, passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at Regina Senior Living in Hastings. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:30 a.m. Monday, July 16, 2018, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Hastings. Interment will follow at the parish cemetery.


    David Casimer Boron,
    Beloved husband, father, brother, and grandfather died Thursday, July 5th at the age of 71, from A.L.S., which was diagnosed in September of 2017.
    Dave was born on August 10, 1946, in Chicago, Illinois. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday (7/11) at 11:00 AM at Our Saviour's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 400 W. 9th St., Hastings. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. Interment, Cottage Grove Cemetery.



    Eugene E. "Geno" Halberg Jr.,
    Age 66, of Hastings, died Thursday, July 5, 2018, at Regina Medical Center after a brief illness. Interment will be at St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Vermillion on Tuesday, July 10, 2018.


    John "Jack" Frandrup,
    Age 58 of Hastings, died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday evening, July 3, 2018. He spent the day celebrating his birthday, and was able to take one final trip to the Steinhaus in Vermillion. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 9, 2018, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Vermillion, with Father Cole Kracke officiating. Interment will follow at the parish cemetery.


    Doris L. Hansel,
    Age 87 of Hastings, passed into Heaven July 02, 2018 at Regina Assisted Living surrounded by her family.   

    Doris, the second of four daughters, was born July 31, 1930, in Carrollton, MO, to farming parents Raymond and Leona (Fergason) Struck. She married Harry J. Hansel, whose family lived on a nearby farm, on March 16, 1952, when he was on leave from the Coast Guard during the Korean War. She followed him to Florida and bore their first daughter, Kristy. Three years later, they settled in Hastings, MN, and eventually had three more daughters.      

    Doris wanted to be remembered for, among other things, being a farmer's daughter, her participation in various church women's groups, working the night shift at Smead Manufacturing Co., and retiring from the Dakota County Recorder's office as a supervisor with 15 years of service. We remember humble Doris for much more than that.

    She was a loving, devoted, and selfless woman who put everyone's needs above her own. Hard working and frugal with a dollar, "waste not, want not" was her way of being. An avid gardener, she was thrilled when people stopped to admire her flowers, and spent many hot hours in the kitchen canning vegetables from her garden. Totally unpretentious, "salt of the earth" best describes her. The world saw her true self - a little shy, ever a peacemaker, always a woman who exemplified modesty in clothing and speech.

    She was truly happiest surrounded by family and involved in their lives. Making lunch for them after Sunday church was a highlight of her week. Her oldest daughter's death in a 1976 car accident made her even more protective of her remaining family's welfare; no act on their behalf was too great. She enveloped her grandchildren years later with the same all-encompassing love, reminiscent of a warm blanket on a cold day. Housework, always high on her priority list, became of second importance when she was with them.

    We will forever love and cherish her, and remember her life as a testament to the true selflessness of a woman who personified the Golden Rule, was the first to forgive, and who lived by faith even as dementia robbed her of her ability to walk and speak. She's with her Heavenly family now, who are undoubtedly rejoicing in their reunion.              

    Doris is survived by her beloved husband, Harry; daughters, Kate (John Swanson) Hansel, Julie (John) Niederkorn, Jill (Ken) Shimota; grandchildren, Nicole (Dustin Hummel) and Ashley (Fiance Kevin White) Niederkorn, and Jacob Shimota; sisters, Kathleen Nicholas and Carolyn West; brother-in-law Al West; and numerous nieces and nephews.

    She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Kristy Lynn; and sister, Margaret Ann Allen.

    Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday, 07/05/2018 at Caturia, Smidt & Starkson Funeral Home & Crematory, Hastings, MN and 1 hour prior to the funeral at church on Friday. A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, 07/06/18 at 11 a.m., at the Resurrection United Methodist Church, 615 W. 15th St., Hastings, MN. Interment will follow at Lakeside Cemetery, Hastings.

    In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Alzheimer's Disease Research, brightfocus.org/alzheimers, or Resurrection United Methodist Church, rezumc.org

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



    Joseph Toney Sanderson
    Age 22 of Hastings, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, June 30, 2018, from injuries sustained in an accident.

    Joseph, the son of Chad and Amy (Raway) Sanderson, was born in Hastings on April 9, 1996. He grew up in Hastings and graduated from Hastings High School with the class of 2014. When Joseph walked in, his smile would light up the room. He was a hard-working country boy that loved Chevy trucks, deer hunting, hanging out with friends, playing hockey and various card games. He also enjoyed playing videogames. He had a great relationship with his siblings, family and friends.

    He is preceded in death by great grandparents, Harold and Anna Raway and Gerald and Delores Frandrup.

    Joseph is survived by parents, Amy and Chad Sanderson; siblings, Laura, Logan, and Isabella Sanderson; grandparents, Joe and Helen Raway, Gordy and Kerry Simon, and Randy Sanderson; aunts, uncles, and many other relatives and friends.

    A Celebration of Joseph's Life will be held 3:30 Thursday, July 5, 2018, at Almquist Farm, 21321 Polk Avenue in Hastings, with Troy Weathers, Funeral Celebrant officiating. Following the service, a visitation will be held from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.
       


    Douglas J. "Doug" Fredricksen,
    Age 42 of Hastings, passed away peacefully at home following a two-year battle with cancer on Friday morning, June 29, 2018. A Celebration of Doug's Life will be held Thursday, July 12, 2018in Hastings.


    Betty J. Bogucki,
    Age 81 of Hastings, died suddenly at home on Thursday morning, June 28, 2018. Arrangements are being completed


    Robert Freiermuth,
    Age 89 of Hastings, died unexpectedly at home on Monday morning, June 25, 2018. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 30, 2018, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Miesville. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in New Trier. Visitation for will be held Friday, June 29, 2018, from 4:00-8:00 PM at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Miesville and from 9:00-10:30 AM prior to the funeral on Saturday.


    Alvin "Punky" Ahrendt Jr.,
    Age 50 of Hastings, died suddenly at home on Friday, June 22, 2018. Arrangements are being completed and will be announced later.


    Jared E. Lazer
    of Rosemount, passed away June 16, 2018.

    A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday (6/27) at 11:00 a.m. at Community of Hope Church, 14401 Biscayne Ave, Rosemount. A visitation will take place on Tuesday (6/26) from 4:00-8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:30-10:45 a.m. all at church.

    Ralph E. Zaccardi
    Age 70, of Hastings, passed away June 19, 2018, at United Hospital in St. Paul. He was an avid golfer and loved spending time with his wife at their cabin in Wisconsin.

    He is survived by his wife, Janice; children, Jim (Lisa) Zaccardi, Aimee Lane, Jesse LaCoursiere, and Andy (Danielle) LaCoursiere; grandchildren, Matthew Lane, McKayla LaCoursiere, Benjamin Zaccardi, Alex Zaccardi and Catie Zaccardi.


    A memorial gathering will be held on Friday (6/22) from 4:00 - 7:00 PM at Wise Family Funeral & Cremation Services, 400 Spring St., Hastings. Interment, Lakeside Cemetery in Hastings. Visit wisefamilyfh.com to view the memorial video and sign the online tribute page.
       

    Michael P. O'Neill,
    Age 69, of Hastings, passed away at Regions Hospital in St. Paul on June 7, 2018. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday (6/16) at 11:00 AM at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2035 W. 15th St. in Hastings. A gathering will be held one hour prior to mass at church. Interment, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Cemetery.

    LeRoy J. Wagner,
    Age 76 of Vermillion, died peacefully on Thursday morning, June 7, 2018, at Prescott Nursing and Rehabilitation in Prescott.

    LeRoy Joseph, the son of Aloys and Susan (Siebenaler) Wagner Sr., was born on August 28, 1941, in Hastings. Following his attendance at Hastings High School, LeRoy was united in marriage to Alice Black and they were blessed with four children, Joe, Jim, Tom, and Shari, prior to later divorcing. LeRoy was a longtime employee at Cenex, and retired after thirty-five years of employment. He will always be remembered as the go-to guy for getting something fixed for family and friends. LeRoy loved to tinker with things, and always found the right bolt or screw to fix whatever he was working on. He was a longtime member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Vermillion. Most of all, LeRoy was a dedicated father and grandfather, and always made sure to put his family first.

    He was preceded in death by his parents; mother of his children, Alice Elevrum (nee Black); brother, Al Wagner; sister-in-law, Dorothy Wagner; and by his deeply missed grandson, Josh Wagner

    LeRoy is survived by his children, Joe (Kathy) Wagner, Jim (Apryl) Wagner, Tom (Tammy) Wagner, and Shari (Farrel) Byrd; grandchildren, Jake, Jessica, Tyler, Cody, Courtney, Brooklyn and Berlyn; siblings, Betty (Paul) Reuter, Ralph Wagner, Earl (Mary) Wagner, and Paul (Donna) Wagner; sister-in-law, Mary Wagner; and by many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Vermillion, with Father Cole Kracke officiating. Interment will follow at the parish cemetery.

    Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Caturia, Smidt & Starkson Funeral Home & Crematory of Hastings, and will continue at church for one hour prior to Mass on Wednesday morning.

    A special thank you to the wonderful staff at Prescott Nursing and Rehabilitation for the care shown to our father while he resided there.

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



    Deborah D. Wagner,
    Age 66 of Hastings, died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, June 6, 2018.

    Deborah was born June 19, 1951 in Hastings, to Conrad & Norma (Gregory) Eckhart. She attended Hastings Schools and graduated with the class of 1969. On February 28, 1970, Debbie married Joseph Wagner, in Hastings and they enjoyed 48 years of marriage. Debbie was a homemaker, and she dearly loved her gardens and was an avid crafter. She also worked part time at Hastings Veterinary Clinic.

    Debbie is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband Joe, children Wendy M. (Jason) Edwards, Joseph P. Wagner, Patrick J. (Amy) Wagner, Angela J. (Chad) Davison; grandchildren Alyssa, Jacob, Amanda, Autumn, Josilyn, Joseph "Bill", Levi, Shayla, Jacob, Hadley, Isabelle, Jessica & Jack; a great grandchild Everett; 2 sisters Sherryl (Harry) Meier & Michelle Eckhart.

    The Memorial Service, conducted by Chaplain Greg Gilbert, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 14, 2018, at Resurrection United Methodist Church, 615 West 15th St., Hastings. There will be a visitation from Noon until time of service Thursday at the church.

    In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.
    Arrangements are being completed by Caturia, Smidt & Starkson Funeral Home & Crematory of Hastings.
       


    Marcella "Marcy" Mary Gabbert,
    Age 70 of Hastings, died peacefully at United Hospital in St. Paul, Wednesday, June 6, 2018. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 11, 2018, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton Catholic Church in Hastings. Interment will follow at the parish cemetery. Visitation will be held at church from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. Monday morning.


    Amanda "Mandy" Schmitt,
    age 40, of Hastings, passed away suddenly on June 4, 2018. A memorial service, officiated by Pastor Gordon Gathright, will be held on Monday (6/11) at 11:00 a.m. at Crossroads Church, 225 33rd St. W., Hastings. A gathering of family and friends will take place one hour prior to the service at church. Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers.


    Doris Flom,
    Age 67, passed away from cancer on Monday, June 4, 2018. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday (6/8/18) at 10:30 AM at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2035 W. 15th St., Hastings. A visitation will take place on Thursday (6/7/18) from 4 PM to 7 PM at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, and 1 hour prior to mass at the church on Friday. Interment at Lakeside Cemetery in Hastings.

    Harlin Kenneth Hacken,
    Age 16, of Hastings, passed away May 31, 2018. A Funeral Service, officiated by Gordon Gathright, will be held on Tuesday (6/5) at 5:00 PM at a local funeral home. A visitation will be held 2 hours prior to the service at the funeral home. A reception will follow the service at the American Legion in Hastings.



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