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    Boogren (Busch), Marcella Mary,
    Age 82 passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at the age of 82. A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 1:30 pm at Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel, 3075 Vermillion St., Hastings. A gathering will be held 2 hours prior to the service at the funeral home and a reception will follow the service.


    Thomas E. Nesbitt,
    Age 90 of Hastings, passed away peacefully in his home on Saturday January 18, 2020, his family by his side. Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a short memorial service at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, January 25, 2020, at Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel, 3075 Vermillion St. in Hastings.
    Military Honors will proceed the visitation outside the funeral home at 2:45 p.m. A private memorial mass will be held in the spring of 2020.


    Tegan P. Johnson,
    Age 12 of Hastings, the oldest son of Chad and Tracey Johnson, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday morning, January 14, 2020, at Gillette Children's Hospital in St. Paul, following a recent skiing accident. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 18, 2020, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Miesville, with Father Terry Beeson officiating. Private family interment will take place at the parish cemetery.
    Family and friends are cordially invited to a visitation from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday evening at Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel of Hastings. There will not be a visitation on Saturday morning. In lieu of flowers, Tegan's family kindly requests memorials be made to the Tegan Johnson Memorial Fund at Vermillion State Bank.


    Shirley Erickson,
    Age 91 of Hastings, died peacefully following an extended illness on Monday evening, January 13, 2020, at Ecumen Lakeview Commons in Maplewood. Memorial services will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Hastings, with Reverend Lloyd Menke officiating. Immediately following the service, a reception will be held at church. Private family interment will be held at Oakwood Cemetery in Red Wing.


    Elizabeth (Bette) Joan Tingquist,
    Age 91, of Hastings, passed from this life to eternal life on Friday, January 10, 2020. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. at Regina Memorial Chapel, 1175 Nininger Road, Hastings. Interment, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Cemetery. Brunch will be served immediately following Mass in the River Room.


    Lawrence W. "Larry" Werner Sr.,
    Age 90 of Hastings, died peacefully following a brief illness on Monday morning, January 13, 2020, at Woodwinds Hospital in Woodbury.

    Lawrence William Werner Sr., the son of William and Margaret (Thurmes) Werner, was born on April 24, 1929, in Vermillion Township, Dakota County. On June 7, 1950, Larry was united in marriage to Lorraine M. Freiermuth at St. Mary's Catholic Church in New Trier. They were blessed with ten children, sixty-eight years of marriage, and many memories prior to her passing on October 22, 2018. Larry was a longtime farmer, superintendent for Graus Construction, and also owned and operated Werner Auction Service. He was proud of his accomplishment of graduating from World Wide College of Auctioneering in 1984, and knew to how run a very organized sale. Larry was a lifetime member of both the Minnesota State Auctioneers Association and AFL-CIO Carpenters and Joiners of America Local 87 in St. Paul. Outside of work, he enjoyed vegetable gardening, tending to his yard, and watching the Twins and Minnesota Vikings, even up until their last game.

    He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Anthony Werner, Arnold Werner, Leonard Werner, and Ernest Werner; sisters, Lenora Ries, Florence Zeien Crapps, Rosella Bauer, Theresa Loesch, and Martha Birk; wife, Lorraine on October 22, 2018; and by his children, Joseph "Joe" Werner on November 2, 2019, Lawrence "Larry" Werner Jr. on December 4, 2017, and Judith Werner on July 4, 2013.

    Larry is survived by his children, Darlene (Duane) Lampman, Pat (Bob) Huneke, Cindy Freiermuth, George Werner, Roy (Barb) Werner, Mary (Jeff) Kahl, and Greg (Victoria) Werner; 18 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren, and 4 step great grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Linda Werner; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, MaryAnn Otto, Rosalie (Gerald) Rother, Edward (Cindy) Freiermuth, Donny Freiermuth, Dorothy Brockman, Anita Freiermuth, Irma Freiermuth, and Viola Werner; and by many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 17, 2020, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Hastings, with Father Leonard Andrie 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 8:00 p.m. Thursday at Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel of Hastings, and also from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. Friday morning at church.

    In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to American Red Cross, HealthEast Hospice, Hastings Family Service, or for Masses at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church.

    For guestbook and further information, please visit www.hastingsmnfuneral.com

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


    Lawrence W. "Larry" Werner Sr.,
    Age 90 of Hastings, died peacefully following a brief illness on Monday morning, January 13, 2020, at Woodwinds Hospital in Woodbury.

    Lawrence William Werner Sr., the son of William and Margaret (Thurmes) Werner, was born on April 24, 1929, in Vermillion Township, Dakota County. On June 7, 1950, Larry was united in marriage to Lorraine M. Freiermuth at St. Mary's Catholic Church in New Trier. They were blessed with ten children, sixty-eight years of marriage, and many memories prior to her passing on October 22, 2018. Larry was a longtime farmer, superintendent for Graus Construction, and also owned and operated Werner Auction Service. He was proud of his accomplishment of graduating from World Wide College of Auctioneering in 1984, and knew to how run a very organized sale. Larry was a lifetime member of both the Minnesota State Auctioneers Association and AFL-CIO Carpenters and Joiners of America Local 87 in St. Paul. Outside of work, he enjoyed vegetable gardening, tending to his yard, and watching the Twins and Minnesota Vikings, even up until their last game.

    He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Anthony Werner, Arnold Werner, Leonard Werner, and Ernest Werner; sisters, Lenora Ries, Florence Zeien Crapps, Rosella Bauer, Theresa Loesch, and Martha Birk; wife, Lorraine on October 22, 2018; and by his children, Joseph "Joe" Werner on November 2, 2019, Lawrence "Larry" Werner Jr. on December 4, 2017, and Judith Werner on July 4, 2013.

    Larry is survived by his children, Darlene (Duane) Lampman, Pat (Bob) Huneke, Cindy Freiermuth, George Werner, Roy (Barb) Werner, Mary (Jeff) Kahl, and Greg (Victoria) Werner; 18 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren, and 4 step great grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Linda Werner; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, MaryAnn Otto, Rosalie (Gerald) Rother, Edward (Cindy) Freiermuth, Donny Freiermuth, Dorothy Brockman, Anita Freiermuth, Irma Freiermuth, and Viola Werner; and by many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 17, 2020, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Hastings, with Father Leonard Andrie 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 8:00 p.m. Thursday at Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel of Hastings, and also from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. Friday morning at church.

    In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to American Red Cross, HealthEast Hospice, Hastings Family Service, or for Masses at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church.

    For guestbook and further information, please visit www.hastingsmnfuneral.com

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


    Earl Madsen,
    Age 92, passed away January 10, 2020.
    Private Family Services are being held.


    Betty Lou Kronholm (McKnight),
    Age 90, of Hastings, passed away January 9, 2020 at Augustana Care Center. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 11:00 am at Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel, 3075 Vermillion Street in Hastings. A visitation will take place 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
    The Interment will be at Cook Community Cemetery at a later date.


    Maxine Schroeder,
    Age 100 of Hastings, died peacefully on Tuesday evening, December 31, 2019, at Augustana Care of Hastings.

    Johanna Maxine, the daughter of Henry and Hattie (Anderson) Obermoller, was born on August 5, 1919, in Fremont, Nebraska. Following her graduation from Brewster High School with the class of 1936, Maxine was united in marriage to Walter "Walt" Schroeder on February 24, 1940. Together, they farmed and raised a family all while Maxine also worked at Montgomery Ward and was the organist at their church. In 1968, they moved to Hastings where she began working at Smead Mfg. until her retirement. Maxine and Walt enjoyed playing cards with friends, wintering in Texas, and were members of Our Saviour's Ev. Lutheran Church in Hastings.

    She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Marjorie; half sister, Marcine; and by her husband, Walt.

    Maxine is survived by her loving children, Janet and Mark Hinton, Jerry and Linda Schroeder, David and Becky Schroeder, and Kathy and Gordy Pearson; fourteen grandchildren, forty great grandchildren, and fourteen great-great grandchildren and one more due very soon; sisters-in-law, Evelyn Wendling and Bonnie Schroeder; nephew, Tim and Deb Heldt; and by many other relatives and friends.

    Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 4, 2020, at Our Saviour's Ev. Lutheran Church in Hastings, with Reverend Joel Rova-Hegener officiating. Interment will follow at Lakeside Cemetery in Hastings.

    Family and friends are cordially invited to a visitation for one hour prior to the service, and to a luncheon following the burial, all at church on Saturday.

    For guestbook and further information, please visit www.hastingsmnfuneral.com

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


    Jacqueline "Jackie" Wilkens
    Age 58 of Ellsworth, Wisconsin, died peacefully Saturday, December 28, 2019, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester following a recent illness. Memorial services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 11, 2020, at Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel of Hastings. Interment will follow at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Cemetery. Family and friends are cordially invited to a visitation for one hour prior to the service, and to a luncheon following the interment all at the funeral home on Saturday.


    Kim M. Truax
    Age 60. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, January 3, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Crossroads Church in Woodbury, 5900 Woodbury Drive in Woodbury. A visitation will be held 2 hours prior to the service at church.


    Donald G. Smith,
    Age 58, of Hastings, passed away at United Hospital in St. Paul on December 30, 2019. A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 3, 2020 at 2:00 pm at Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel, 3075 Vermillion Street in Hastings. A gathering will take place one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.


    Patricia K. "Pat" Benson,
    Age 71 of Hastings, died peacefully at home on Friday evening, December 27, 2019. Memorial services will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 2, 2020, at Our Saviour's Ev. Lutheran Church in Hastings, with Reverend Lloyd Menke officiating. Private family interment will be held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis. Family and friends are cordially invited to a visitation from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., and to a light reception immediately following the service, all at the church on Thursday.


    Beverly Jean Ahrendt,
    Age 87 of Hastings, died peacefully on Thursday morning, December 26, 2019, at St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Paul. Memorial services will be held 12:00 Noon on Tuesday, December 31, 2019, at Resurrection United Methodist Church in Hastings, with visitation for one hour prior to the service. Immediately following the service, family and friends are invited to a reception at the church.



    MaryEllen Feidt
    Age 87 of Hastings, died peacefully on Thursday morning, December 26, 2019, at Augustana Care of Hastings.

    MaryEllen, the daughter of Charles and Isabelle (Rondeau) Albrecht, was born on February 29, 1932, in St. Paul. Following her graduation, MaryEllen was united in marriage to Raymond Feidt on October 17, 1953, at St. Agnes Catholic Church in St. Paul. They were blessed with 60 years of marriage, a wonderful family, and many memories together prior to his passing on July 18, 2014. MaryEllen was a dedicated wife and mother who took great pride in everything she did to raise her family. From sewing clothes for every child and grandchild, cooking many homemade meals, to making sure she was the only one to do the laundry to make sure there wasn't a stain on any clothing, MaryEllen made sure her family came first. She also enjoyed gardening, canning, fishing, baking, camping, and family gatherings where she could entertain and cook for her family. MaryEllen was a dedicated member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church where she enjoyed being active in the Rosary Society and sewing for many missions over the years. Most of all, she cherished spending time with her children, grandchildren and large family.

    She was preceded in death by her parents; grandsons, Brandon and Jeremy; son-in-law, Dennis McCarty; brother, Charles Albrecht; and by her husband, Raymond.

    MaryEllen is survived by her children, Louise (Greg) Miller, Eugene (Rhonda) Feidt, Anthony (Zondra) Feidt, Renee (David) Bokelman, Daniel (Karlene) Feidt, Anita (Thomas) Endres, Gregory (Arlis) Feidt, Jeanette Feidt, Donald (Anne) Feidt, Jennifer (Troy) Gelbmann, and Robert (Tonya) Feidt; thirty-two grandchildren and thirty-seven great grandchildren; siblings, Reta Spannbauer and Frank Albrecht; and by many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 3, 2020, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Hastings, with Father David Hennen officiating. MaryEllen will be placed in the columbarium with Raymond at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.

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

    For guestbook and further information, please visit www.hastingsmnfuneral.com

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


    Patricia A. "Pat" Hankes-Bauer,
    Age 83 of Hastings, died peacefully on Thursday morning, December 26, 2019, at Regina Senior Living in Hastings.

    Patricia Ann, the daughter of Carl and Freda (Herkenratt) Hankes, was born on May 2, 1936, in Hastings. She attended Hastings High School and graduated with the class of 1955, and was proud to still meet monthly with her fellow classmates for lunch. In November of 1964, Pat was united in marriage to Norbert Kimmes. Following Norbert's passing, Pat later married James B. "Jim" Bauer in August of 1972. After high school, Pat worked briefly at Smead Mfg., and retired from Hastings Star Gazette with over twenty years of service. Pat thoroughly enjoyed her favorite TV shows: All My Children, Jeopardy, and of course, The Price Is Right. She was also a roller-skate queen, avid bowler, and a dedicated Minnesota Twins & Viking Fan. Pat also enjoyed crosswords, puzzles, word searches, coloring, playing cribbage and euchre, and most of all, spending time with children, especially her grandchildren.

    She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings Dale Hankes, James "Justin" Hankes, Carla Reichenberg, Joanne Kersetter, and Marlene Hankes-Olesen; both husbands; many other dear in-laws from the Hankes, Kimmes and Bauer families.

    Pat is survived by her children, Jaci (Terry) Crisp, Chuck (Rachelle) Kimmes, Russ (Nancy) Kimmes, and Brenda (Chad) Kieffer; grandchildren, Ben (Jody), Katie (Ted), Aubrey (Jared), Emily (Matt), Andrea, Ethan, Simon, Lily, Linsey, Elliot, and Seth Patrick; eight great grandchildren; siblings, Keith Hankes, Mike Hankes, Janice Hankes-Langenfeld, Lois (Tom) Soleim, Linda Hamman, and Elizabeth Hankes; sister-in-law, Ginny Hankes; the extended Kimmes Family; dear friend, Rita Murphy; and by many other relatives and friends.

    Funeral services will be held 12:00 p.m. Monday, December 30, 2019, at Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel of Hastings, with Paris Pasch officiating. Interment will be held at Lakeside Cemetery in Hastings.

    Family and friends are cordially invited to a visitation from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.

    In keeping with Pat's attire, please wear your favorite sweatshirt and jeans to the service in her memory.

    For guestbook and further information, please visit www.hastingsmnfuneral.com

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




    Raymond Gustin,
    Age 93 passed away on Christmas. There will be a private family viewing at Starkson Life Celebration Center.



    Lois "Pat" Wagner (Karnick),
    Age 84, of Hastings, passed away December 22, 2019 at the Pauline Unit of Regina Memory Care in Hastings. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, December 27 at 10:30 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 on Friday. Interment will be at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Cemetery.



    Joshua M. "Josh" Miller,
    Age 31, of Hastings, passed away at Regions Hospital in St. Paul on December 20, 2019. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, December 28 at 11:00 AM at Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel, 3075 Vermillion St., Hastings. A visitation will be held on Friday, December 27 from 4:00-8:00 PM at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service on Saturday.

    Dolly J. Peckman,
    Age 66, of Hastings, passed away December 20, 2019 at her home. Private Family Services will be held.


    John "Jack" Horsch,
    Age 62 of Hampton, died Tuesday morning, December 17, 2019, at Regions Hospital in St. Paul. A Celebration of Jack's Life will be held 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, December 20, 2019, at Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel of Hastings. Private family interment will take place at St. Agatha's Cemetery in Coates.

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