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    Timothy Miller,
    Age 48, of Hastings, passed away November 11, 2019 at his home. A memorial service will be held Friday, November 15, 2019 at 12:00 PM

    Virginia Annette Beissel (Wollmering),
    Age 84 of Vermillion, passed away at United Hospital on Tuesday, November 12, 2019. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. 106 Main Street West in Vermillion. Interment will follow at the parish cemetery.

    Joy M. Willenbring,
    age 55, of Prescott, Wisconsin, died peacefully following an extended illness at United Hospital in St. Paul. Per Joy's request, no formal funeral services will be held and her interment will be private.

    Cheryl A.Mattson,
    Age 67 of Farmington, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, November 5, 2019.Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2035 15th Street W, Hastings. Interment will be held at Lakeside Cemetery in Hastings immediately after Mass.

    Carol M. Reinardy,
    Age 85 of New Trier, died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday morning, November 6, 2019.

    Carol Mary, the daughter of Edward and Arline (O'Reilly) Wojcik, was born on October 30, 1934, in Red Wing. Following her graduation for Red Wing High School with the class of 1953, Carol worked for the phone company in Red Wing and was united in marriage to Joseph M. Reinardy Jr. on June 20, 1964, in Red Wing. They moved to Hastings for five years, and then to the Reinardy Family Farm where they raised their family and created many memories. From hauling hogs to the twin cities to combining, Carol truly enjoyed working side-by-side with Joe for over fifty years, right up until her passing. Whether it was caring for the livestock, tending to the many flower gardens, or mowing the lawn, Carol was passionate about every detail that was necessary to make their farm successful.

    Outside of farming and raising their family, Carol was a devote Catholic and member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in New Trier. No matter how busy they were with farm duties and raising a family, she and Joe never missed praying the rosary, daily prayers, or attending Mass. Carol was also a talented caretaker to anyone in need. She always had a home cooked meal ready for anyone that stopped by, and was especially known for her apple pie and fresh bread.

    She was preceded in death by her parents; and siblings, Merle, Francis, Trudy Johnson, Wanda Hartung, and Audrene in infancy.

    Carol is survived by her husband of 55 years, Joseph; children, Alan (Melanie) Reinardy, Debra (John) Carpenter, John (Heather Holmgren) Reinardy, and Jody (Kim) Reinardy; twenty three grandchildren and one great grandchild; and by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 9, 2019, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in New Trier. Interment will follow at the parish cemetery.

    Family and friends are cordially invited to a visitation from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. , with a rosary at 10:30 a.m., at church on Saturday morning.

    In lieu of flowers, Carol's personal request was to have Masses said in her memory.

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

    Leona Bjerkness,
    Age 85, passed away October 31, 2019. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, November 11 at 9:30 AM at Regina Memorial Chapel, 1175 Nininger Road, Hastings.

    Joseph "Joe" Werner,
    Age 63, of Hastings, passed away peacefully in his home November 2, 2019 after a short battle of cancer. A Celebration of Life Service will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 pm on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at the Eagles Club, 1220 Vermillion Street in Hastings.

    Donna Mae Winter
    Age 81 passede away at United Hospital on November 1, 2019 with her family by her side. Mass of Christian Burial for Donna will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 8, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church,Hastings.

    Gregory A. Drahos,
    Age 69 of Hastings, died peacefully on Friday evening, November 1, 2019, at United Hospital in St. Paul. Memorial services will be held Friday at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, November 8th. Interment will be held at St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery in Vermillion on Saturday morning.

    Alan Cowden
    Age 89 of Hastings passed away on Sunday October 27th at his home with his wife Darlene at his side.

    A service will be held on Friday, November 8th at the United Methodist Church 615 West 15th street with a visitation starting at 10:00 am and the service at 11:00 am. A lunchoen will follow.

    Clark S. Bledsoe,
    Age 57 of New Trier, died suddenly at home on Tuesday, October 29, 2019.A Celebration of Clark's Life is being planned, and will be announced at a later time.

    Thomas M. "Chuggy" Klein,
    Age 61, of Hastings, died unexpectedly, October 27, 2019 at his home.

    Thomas Michael Klein was born August 21, 1958, in Red Wing, to Richard and Barbara (Kane) Klein. He attended Hastings Schools, graduating in 1976.

    Tom was a talented softball player on local teams, played hockey at Hastings, and was an avid deer hunter. He was a lover of all sports, but especially the Twins, Vikings and Wild. In 1978 Tom was the World Champion in Foosball. When it comes to board games, Tom would say he'd "never been beaten".

    Tom was employed for many years at 3M at the Cottage Grove plant He dearly loved his family and friends, especially his grandchildren.

    Tom is preceded in death by his wife Diane, and his father Richard. He is survived by his wife Maureen (Kochendorfer), his children Matt (Stephanie) Klein, Patrice (Ryan) Illa, Wade (Jess) Klein and Makenna (Nathan) Holt; his grandchildren Brody, Alex and Connor Illa, Madelyn Klein and Isla Holt; his mother Barbara Klein; his brother Michael (Kim) Klein and his sister Gretchen (Tom) Fenenga; also by Dena Klein, and his nephews, nieces and many friends.

    The funeral Service for Tom Klein will be at 10:00 am on Monday, November 4, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2035 15th Street West, Hastings. A visitation will be held on Sunday, November 3, 2019 from 4:00-7:00 pm at the Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel, 3075 Vermillion Street, Hastings and also for 1 hour prior to the funeral at the church on Monday. Interment will be at the parish cemetery.

    Arrangements are being completed by Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel of Hastings. To sign the guestbook go to

    Bernice D. Lichtblau,
    Age 90 of Hastings and formerly of New York, died peacefully following an extended illness on Sunday morning, October 27, 2019, at Regina Senior Living in Hastings. Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Friday, November 1, 2019, in Hastings, with a visitation from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service. Bernice will be laid to rest at New Montefiore Cemetery in Farmingdale, New York.

    Arnold H. "Andy" Endres,
    Age 85 of Hastings, died peacefully on Tuesday evening, October 22, 2019, at Augustana Care of Hastings following a brief illness.

    Arnold Henry, the son of Peter and Marie (Rother) Endres, was born on September 28, 1934, in Northfield. Following his education, Andy continued to help on the family farm in Hampton Township, and also worked various jobs until beginning his employment with the City of Hastings Water Department where he later retired after thirty-four years of service. On September 12, 1953, Andy was united in marriage to Cleo M. Fry at Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Hastings. They celebrated sixty-five years of marriage and many memories together prior to her recent passing on October 10, 2018. Following his and Cleo's retirement, they moved to their lake home near Babbitt, MN for twenty-three years, and eventually returned to Hastings in 2017. They also enjoyed wintering in the Mesa, Arizona area for many years as well. Andy was a longtime member of the Hastings Fire Department where he served as an EMT and Volunteer Captain for twenty years. He loved to hunt and fish, garden, and of course, always made sure he had an immaculate yard.

    He was preceded in death by his parents and by his wife, Cleo.

    Andy is survived by his six children, Steve (Sonya) Endres, Michael Endres, Kathryn (Allan Shapiro) Lebewitz, LouAnn (Dave) Braun, Cheryl Endres and Susan Metcalf; twelve grandchildren and six great grandchildren; siblings, Mary Frandrup, Helene Tri, and David (Darlene) Endres; sisters-in-law, Melva Jane Proechel and Mae Mudder; and by many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

    Memorial services will be held 3:00 p.m. Sunday, October 27, 2019, at Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel of Hastings, with Gordon Gathright officiating.

    Family and friends are cordially invited to a a visitation for one hour prior to the service, and to a reception immediately following the service, all at the funeral home on Sunday.

    For guestbook and further information, please visit

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

    James Arthur Richman,
    Age 84 of Prescott, was called to his Heavenly home on October 16, 2019 at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, MN. James was born January 23, 1935 in South Bend, Indiana to Clarence and Venora (Wetzel) Richman. Jim was raised as an Indiana farm boy learning a hard work ethic at a very young age. He graduated from Clinton Township High School in LaPorte County, Indiana, the Class of 1953. He attended Purdue University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering. He was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity where he met the love of his life, Loretta Marie Bower. They were united in marriage on May 31, 1958. Their marriage was blessed with five daughters and one son, and 58 years of devotion. Loretta preceded Jim in death on June 24, 2017.

    Jim worked for 3M as a Chemical Engineer for 32 1/2 years and retired at the age of 57. He was a Toastmaster member for most of his professional life. Jim was an active member of the Prescott community for 52 years. He served on the City Council, Mayor of Prescott, EDC, and was a proud supporter of Prescott Daze and the Great River Road Visitor and Learning Center. Most important to Jim was his faith and his family. Jim was a devoted member of St. Joseph Catholic Parish, assisting as a Lector and Eucharistic Minister, Sexton of the Church Cemetery for many years, and member of the St. Joseph School Board and Knights of Columbus. He was a wonderful father, and proud supporter of the Boy Scouts while his son, Cliff earned his Eagle Scout. Jim delighted in gardening and was a talented wood worker. Both Jim and his wife, Loretta had a love for nature, and enjoyed volunteering their time at the Carpenter Nature Center in Hastings. They were fortunate to share many travels throughout the world together in their retirement, especially grateful for their travels following Father Solanus. Jim lived a blessed life, and was a great example of a caring, kind, faithful, generous and loving man.

    Jim is survived by his children, Mary Kuder, Cathy Richman, Barbara (Mark) Sanborn, Susan Richman, Nancy Froom, and Clifford (Stacey) Richman; 11 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; sisters, Janet Wallace and Patricia Miner; brother, Jack Richman; and many other dear relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Loretta; and his parents.

    Mass of Christian Burial will take place 11:00 AM Saturday, October 26, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Parish, 269 Dakota St. S., Prescott, with Father George Szews officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to Mass at the church. Interment will take place at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Prescott. Pallbearers assisting with the services will be: Clifford Richman, Andrew Richman, Ryan Froom, Michael Schwartz, Kyle Froom, and Dalton Hanson. Honoring Jim's passion for nature, memorials are preferred to the Carpenter Nature Center.

    Daniel C. Stayberg,
    Age 71, of Hastings, passed away October 19, 2019. Survived by wife Cathy; sons, Bradley and Gregory (Adam); and brothers, Dale and William Stayberg.
    A memorial gathering will be held on Saturday (11/2) from 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Theodore J. "Ted" Hilgardner,
    Age 70 of Vermillion, died at home on Monday afternoon, October 14, 2019. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 21, 2019, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Vermillion. Private family interment will be held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery at a later date.

    Doraine Hernlem,
    Age 86, of Hastings, MN, passed away at Augustana Health Care Center on October 13, 2019, surrounded in love with her family at her side.

    She was born in 1932 to George and Rose (Grote) Arden and in 1954 was married to John Hernlem for 41 years until his death in 1995. Together, they raised four children.

    Doraine was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Hastings where she volunteered time doing quilting, vacation bible school, Meals on Wheels, Wise Penny thrift store as well as other church events.

    Her passions included spending time with her family and special time with her grandchildren. She also loved baking, gardening, selling Avon, camping, spending time at the cabin and putting together fantastic holiday dinners. Her caring nature and her love will be missed but her heavenly home is where she rests until we meet again.

    Doraine was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings, Delbert Arden, Donna Vieths, Donald Arden, Dorman Arden and Doris Gernentz.

    Doraine is survived by her children, Daniel (Susan) Hernlem, Jodi (Dan) McNamara, Jeffrey (Rose) Hernlem and Darin (Jennifer) Hernlem; grandchildren, Erin, Chris, Sarah, Candace, Brett, Allison, Vanessa, Whitney, Ava and 5 great grandchildren.

    A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, October 16th at 11:00 AM at St. John's Lutheran Church, 202 8th St. W. in Hastings. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment at Lakeside Cemetery in Hastings.

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