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    Mildred E. "Millie" Overmeyer,
    Age 95 of Hastings, died suddenly but peacefully on Wednesday evening, March 25, 2020, at Regina Medical Center in Hastings.A Celebration of Mildred's Life will be held at a later date.


    Mary Ellen Swanson,
    Age 84, of Hastings, passed away March 26, 2020. A private family funeral service will be held. Interment will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery with her husband.

    Betty A. Swanson,
    Age 82, passed away at home surrounded by her family on March 21, 2020. A Celebration of Life will be held at Burnside Cemetery in Red Wing on Betty's birthday on June 20.

    Donald "Don" Woodward,
    Age 91 of Hastings, died peacefully at home surrounded by family on March 20, 2020.A Private Family Memorial Service will be held at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Hastings, with Pastor Lloyd Menke officiating.

    Shawn L. Farrell,
    Age 47 of Hastings, died suddenly on Saturday, March 14, 2020, while visiting his mother in Zumbrota. A private service will be held a later date. However, any cards or memorials are welcome and can be dropped off at Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel of Hastings.

    Colleen A. Dahlheim,
    Age 64 of Hastings, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, March 15, 2020. She was surrounded by all of her children and loved ones. A Celebration of Life will be held at 5:00 p.m. Friday, March 20, 2020, at Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel of Hastings. Family and friends are cordially invited to a visitation from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

    Genevieve "Gen" Lucille Hamann
    Age 79 went to be with our Lord, Jesus Christ on March 7, 2020. She was born on July 24, 1940 lived most of her life as a Hastings residence, and enjoyed retirement in Isabella, Missouri.

    Gen had an immense love for her cats, singing songs, playing cards, playing tennis, traveling and camping around the states via motorcycle.

    Genevieve was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Evelyn, brothers Herman, Jim and Francis Kreig, Sister Genevieve Crandle, son Robert Rogers, and grandson Wesley Crisp.

    She is survived by her husband Ronald Hamann, son Terry Crisp (Jaci), son Steve Crisp (Lisa), stepdaughter Lori Fries (Steve), stepdaughter Darci Kusilek (Lance), stepson Troy Hamann (Michelle), stepson Brian Hamann (Lori), stepdaughter Heidi Nelson (Quentin), 21 grandchildren, and 19 great grandchildren.

    Celebration of life ceremony will take place at River of Life Church officiated by Pastor Steven Schoenwald on April 4, 2020. Visitation 10:00 a.m., Service 11:00 a.m. followed by interment at St. Luke's Cemetery.

    We will always carry your memory in our hearts.
           

    David D. "Dave" Berger,
    Age 90 of Hastings, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Friday afternoon, March 13, 2020, at Augustana Care of Hastings. A Celebration of Dave's Life will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday March 20, 2020, at Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel of Hastings, with Gordon Gathright officiating. Interment with Military Honors provided by the VFW Lyle Russell Post 1210 will follow, and interment will be held following lunch at Lakeside Cemetery in Hastings.


    Donald "Don" Saari,
    Age 80 of Hastings, died peacefully on Wednesday evening, March 11, 2020, at White Pine Senior Living in Cottage Grove. Memorial services will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel of Hastings. Private family interment will take place at a later date.


    Jackie "Jack" Caudill,
    Age 63 of Hastings, died suddenly but peacefully on Wednesday afternoon, March 11, 2020, at United Hospital in St. Paul. Funeral services will be held 4:00 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 2020, at Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel of Hastings, with Gordon Gathright officiating. Private family interment will take place at a later date.

    Leo F. Girgen,
    Age 91, of Hastings, died Thursday, March 12, 2020 at Regina Assisted Living in Hastings after a lengthy illness.Private family services are being held.



    Patrick A. Appert,
    Age 66, of Hastings, passed away on March 3, 2020 surround by his family.Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 AM on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Hastings. Interment will follow at the parish cemetery.
    Visitation will be held from 9:00 to 11:00 AM at the church on Tuesday.


    Victoria Helen Grundman,
    Age 96, passed away peacefully on February 23, 2020. A funeral mass will be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2035 W. 15th St. in Hastings on Monday, March 2 at 11:00 a.m. A gathering will be held one hour prior to the mass at church. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to Hastings Family Service.

    Jeanne L. Schmitt,
    Age 92, of Hastings, passed away on February 25, 2020 at Regions Hospital in St. Paul from complications due to a fall at home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, February 28, 2020 at 11:00 AM at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2035 W. 15th St. in Hastings. A gathering will be held 2 hours prior to mass at church. Interment will be at the church cemetery.

    'Rosella M. Tronnier,
    Age 86, died peacefully February 23rd, 2020 at her home in Prescott, WI. Rosie was born March 8th, 1933 in Prescott to Henry and Anna (Marek) Hildebrandt and raised by Henry and Josie (Torgerson).

    Rosie grew up on a dairy farm and graduated from Prescott High School in 1952. She moved to St. Paul where she worked for Brown & Bigelow and later worked at the window shutter factory in Prescott.

    Rosie married her high school sweetheart, Richard (Dick) L. Tronnier, on September 24th, 1955. She was employed by "Minnesota Mining" while Dick pursued barber school. While raising their four children, Rosie held various jobs including a hat check girl at the Steamboat Inn, a cook at St. Joseph's school, and she ran a senior citizens lunch program at the United Church of Christ. She was a custodian at Prescott schools; first at the high school while her children attended and then at the elementary school while her grandchildren were there.

    Rosie enjoyed watching her children's and grandchildren's events; she spent countless hours in gyms and at the baseball field. More than anything, she loved spending quality time with her family. She liked to lay on Tybee Island beach with them around her. For 34 years, Rosie and Dick, together with their family, owned and operated Papa Tronnio's Pizza. She had a special way of weaving her family into her work. She taught them how to work hard and find the joy in working together. Rosie was also a devout member of St. Joseph's Church.

    Rosie was preceded in death by her biological parents Henry and Anna, stepmother Josie Hildebrandt, and brothers and sisters Lester, Donald, Emmett, Leona, Dorothy, Mary, Ginny, Madge, Jane, and Debbie.

    Rosie is survived by her loving husband Dick; children Terre'e (Kevin) Langer, Becky Keene, Marty (Julia) Tronnier, and Tina (Joe) Brookshaw; 11 grandchildren Holly and Katie Langer, Dickie (Liz) and Gretchen Keene and Libby (Nick) Taschner, Bobby, Lila and Gabe Tronnier, and Billy, Michael and Peter Brookshaw. Rosie is also survived by her sister Bonnie (Jerry) Miki; and brother Chuck Hildebrandt; nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

    Mass of Christian Burial for Rosie will take place 11:00 am Thursday, February 27, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic Parish, 269 Dakota St. S., Prescott, with Fr. George Szews officiating. A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held starting at 9:00 am until the start of Mass at church. Interment will take place at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. A reception will follow at the Old Ptaceks Event Center in Prescott.

    Funeral services are entrusted to the O'Connell-Benedict Family Funeral Home of Prescott (715) 262-5404. www.oconnellbenedict.com
       

    John Bauer,
    Age 84 of Hastings, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday morning, February 19, 2020, at United Hospital in St. Paul.

    John Ferdinand, the son of Anton and Eva (Leih) Bauer, was born on June 24, 1935, in Hastings. Following his graduation from Hastings High School with the class of 1954, he enlisted in the Army Reserves and served for six years. John was united in marriage to Marlys J. Krismer on October 7, 1961, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in St. Paul. They were blessed with fifty-five years of marriage together and were also dedicated foster parents for many years prior to her passing on March 7, 2017. Over the years, John worked at Armour Co., and N-Ren until his retirement. He enjoyed spending time at the family cabin in Breezy Point, camping, fishing, watching the Twins, raising chickens, making homemade sausage, playing cards with family and friends at the Senior Center, and working out at the YMCA. Above all, John truly loved his family and being together as a family on Sunday's for dinner.

    He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Rudolph "Rudy" Bauer, Barbara Robinson, and Gloria Gallet; sons, Joseph in infancy and Michael "Mike" Bauer on August 5, 2016; great grandchild, Maverick Ellingson; and by his wife, Marlys.

    John is survived by his children, Duane (Colleen) Bauer, Colleen "Kelly" (Doug) Franzen, and foster son, Mike Maron; grandchildren, Lindsey (Lance) Lisowski, Jenna (Pat) DeBaere, Emma Bauer, Nicole (Ryan) Ellingson, Johnny (Jen) Bauer, Alex Franzen, and Corey Franzen; great grandchildren, Logan, Landon, and Lauren Lisowski, Sasha, Dakota, and Amari Ellingson, and Kinsley DeBaere; honorary daughter-in-law, Cindy Davis; siblings, Theresa (Ken) Kossan, Anna Gydeson, Joyce Merritt, Joanne Reinardy, Diane Evans, Raymond (Joanie) Bauer, Marvin Bauer, and Ronald Bauer (significant other, Sue); and by many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 29, 2020, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Hastings, with Father David Hennen officiating. Interment will be held at the parish cemetery with a luncheon following at Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel of Hastings.

    Family and friends are cordially invited to a visitation from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday evening at Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel of Hastings, and also at church for one hour prior to Mass on Saturday.

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


       

    Daryl Alfred Plath
    Age 89 passed away on February 13, 2020.

    Mr. Plath worked as a TV tech from 1953-1957 and joined the Fairmont police department. During his service with the FDP he attended and graduated from the FBI National Academy in 1965. Daryl attended and graduated from Inver Hills Community College with an AA degree in Law Enforcement. In 1968 he accepted the position of Chief of Police in Hastings, Minnesota, serving 25 years and retiring in 1993. He served on the Board of Directors of the MN Chief of Police Association from 1969 to 1993. Serving as President of the MN Chief of Police Association from 1974-1975. He served on the Board of Directors of the Dakota County Recovery Center in Hastings from 1974 to 2019. Daryl was a lifetime member of the VFW, American Legion and NRA. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and competition pistol shooting.

    A funeral service will be held Thursday, February 20 at 11:00 am at Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel, 3075 Vermillion St in Hastings. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment will take place at Lakeside Cemetery in Fairmont, Minnesota at 4:00 pm on Thursday.

    Richard "Dick" Coughlin,
    Age 76 of Hastings, died suddenly but peacefully at home on Thursday morning, February 13, 2020.In keeping with Dick's requests, a private memorial will be held at a later date.
    Dick's family requests memorials be given to Animal Folks in his memory.

    Edith M. Paradis, age 90 of Hampton, died peacefully at home on Thursday afternoon, February 13, 2020. A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Miesville. Interment will be held at the parish cemetery.


    Anthony (Tony) Messner
    Passed on Saturday, February 8, 2020, at the Minnesota Horse and Hunt Club in Prior Lake, MN, doing what he loved pheasant hunting with a friend. Tony was 66 years old. A Celebration of Tonys Life will be held from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Monday, February 17, 2020, at Pulaski Inn, 3900 Pulaski Avenue, Cudahy, Wisconsin, 53110.

    Keith McCallum,
    Age 79 of Hastings and formerly Denmark Township and Prescott, died suddenly but peacefully on Saturday evening, February 8, 2020, at Oak Ridge Assisted Living in Hastings. A Celebration of Keith's Life will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, with a luncheon following, on Thursday, February 13, 2020, at Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel of Hastings. Interment will follow at Old Cottage Grove Cemetery in Cottage Grove.

    Bernadette M. Lorentz,
    Age 88 of Hastings, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Monday afternoon, February 3, 2020, at Regina Senior Living in Hastings. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 15, 2020, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in New Trier, with Bernadette's nephew, Father Scott Carl, officiating. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Parish Cemetery in New Trier.


    John B. Kranz

    Age 85,

    In his final days, John was surrounded by his loving family, and died in the special care and loving arms of his daughter Liz to be with the Lord on February 3, 2020.

    John is survived by his angel and loving wife of 61 years, Marlys; by his children, Bill (B.J.), Jim (Karen), Scott (Ann), and Liz (Tom); his grandchildren, Michele (Josh), Ruthie (Tyler), Courtney (Andy), Claire, and Robb; and by his sister, Margie Kane; and sister-in-law, Rose Kranz.

    He was the youngest and the last surviving of the eight Hastings Kranz Boys having been preceded in death by his brothers, Richard, Art, Chuck, Fr. Stephen, Jerry, Ray, and James; and by his sister, Delores; and great-grandson, Ari William Steitz.

    John was a lifelong resident of Hastings and member of the Saint Boniface and Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. He served our country as a member of the United States Army. For many years, John co-owned and operated Hastings Sanitary Disposal, Inc. His priorities were his abiding faith and his beloved family. Throughout his life, he was a loving and devoted son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend to many.

    A Memorial Mass will be celebrated for John on Friday, February 7, 2020 beginning at 11:00 am at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 2035 15th Street West, Hastings, MN 55033 with a visitation 2 hours prior to the Mass beginning at Church.

    Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers to Assumption Abbey in Richardton, ND.

    Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel is serving the family
       


    Trisha Maher,
    Age 17, of Hastings, passed away accidentally January 30, 2020. A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, February 4 at 11:00 Am at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 409 W. 9th St. in Hastings. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at church.


    Marlys M. (Meyer) Liebeg,
    ge 92, of Hastings, died January 30, 2020. She was born November 7, 1927 to Aurelius C. and Laura H. (Thomforde) Meyer in Mt. Pleasant Township, Wabasha County. Private family services will be held. Marlys family requests memorials to donors choice in her honor.

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