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    Zaccardi, Myrna May
    Age 79 of St. Paul Park

    Born May 25, 1941. Called Home on July 29, 2020. Myrna enjoyed playing the slots, knitting and crocheting, her pride and joy raising dogs. She was loving, kind and selfless always putting others first. She Loved and adored her grandchildren.

    Survived by loving husband of 61 years, Robert; children, Zoaunne Ratzlaff, Guy, Zena (John) Stefani, Clark (Amy), Zanda, Kurt (Margaret); grandchildren, Carina & Anthony; 4 great-grandchildren; sister, Muriel Einberger; daughter-in-law, Sharon; Predeceased by her parents; brother, Edward "Butchie" McDonough; sisters, Marlene Salokar & Mary Johnson; son, Robert J Zaccardi, son-in-law, Clifton Ratzlaff.

    Visitation 3-5 PM, Memorial Service 5 PM Saturday, August 22nd, at the United Church of Christ, 7008 Lamar Ave. So., Cottage Grove, MN 55016. An outdoor Celebration of Life and fellowship to follow. Social distancing and mask policies apply.
       


    Peterson, Charles Evans "Charlie"
    Age 91 of Hastings, died peacefully on August 10, 2020 at Regions Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

    Charlie, son of George and Ruth Peterson, was born on July 2, 1929 in Minneapolis, MN. He was united in marriage to Marion Feidt at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Hastings on May 2, 1953.

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

    Charlie is survived by 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.

    Retired from 3M after 35 years. Proudly served his country during the Korean War and in the Army National Guard for 30 years. Past Commander for the American Legion Post 47. There wasn't a day that went by you wouldn't find Charlie either playing cards, bingo, poker, or golf; attending church and Bible Study; and most days it was all of the above. He thoroughly enjoyed his time at the Senior Center. He and Marion enjoyed years of travel and wintering in Texas.

    Graveside service, Friday August 14, 1:00 PM at Lakeside Cemetery, Hastings. Memorial service Saturday, August 15, 11:00 AM with visitation beginning at 9:00 AM Cornerstone Bible Church 735 10th St. E. Hastings.
       

    Myrtle E. "Myrtie" Peterson, age 100 of Hastings and formerly South Minneapolis, died peacefully on Thursday evening, July 30, 2020, at Augustana Care of Hastings. Survived by numerous nieces and nephews and their families. Private family graveside services will be held at Sunset Memorial Park in Minneapolis.

    Lucille Reuter, age 92 of Hastings, died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Saturday morning, August 1, 2020. Arrangements are being completed and will be announced later.

    Verna (Fischer) Green, age 93 of Hastings, died peacefully at home on Saturday morning, August 1, 2020. Survived by her two children, Cathy Ribble and Anthony Green; sister, Doris (Earl) Bakken; and by several nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 7, 2020, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Hastings. Interment will follow at the parish cemetery.

    Wanda M. Peters, age 79 of Northfield, died peacefully following an extended battle with Alzheimers on Thursday evening, July 30, 2020 at Reflections Care Suites of Northfield. survived by her children, Donna (Jerry) Belter and Tim (Carolyn) Peters; grandchildren, Trisha (Cole) Phelps, Sara Belter, Erica (Nick) Boone, Amber (Skylar Jones) Belter, Lexi Peters, Nicole (Brian) Jablonske, Christa (Tom) Reuter, and Zach Henneman; great grandchildren, Maddy Phelps, Ben & Lilly Jablonske, and Jackson & Declan Henneman; brothers, LeRoy (Colleen) Bowers and Hank (Deb) Bowers; and by many other relatives and friends.A Celebration of Wanda's Life will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, with Paris Pasch officiating. Private family interment will be held at a later date.

    James Elmer (Jim) Anderson passed away from natural causes on July 28, 2020 in Hastings, MN. The son of Elmer (Swede) and Ella Leone Horton Anderson, he was born October 12, 1930. Jim is survived by his children, Carl James (Irene) Anderson and Sally Jean Anderson (Frank) LaBreck; his grandchildren, Elin and Jamie LaBreck and Kelly Anonsen and Robyn Johnson; and his niece, Gayle Botkin Tricola, and nephew, Eric Botkin. Arrangements are being completed



    Carol J. Serres,
    Age76, of Hastings, passed away July 27, 2020 at Regina Senior Living. She was born in Hastings on January 14, 1944 to Paul and Dorothy (Ulbrich) Maher. She married Thomas "Tim" Serres in Hastings on May 11, 1963.

    She was a woman who was very proud of her Irish heritage. She loved flowers, birds, crossword puzzles, playing the harmonica, watching Jeopardy, and most of all loved spending time with her family.

    Carol was preceded in death by her parents; brother, William "Bill" Maher; and sister, Margaret "Peggy" Bird.

    She is survived by her husband, Thomas "Tim" Serres; daughters, Jane Snyder (Mike Banaszewski), Sheila (Timothy "Tim") Groth, and Kathie "Kate" (Steve) Sutton-Brown; grandchildren, Rachel Serres, Matthew Snyder, Megan (Matt) Bauer, and Abbie (Caleb) Thurmes; great grandchildren, Taryn, Bentley, Camden; siblings, Paul, Janet, Kathy, Jim, Mike, John, Mary, Dick, Pat, Joan, Susan; and many other relatives and friends.

    A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, July 31 at 10:30 AM at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2035 W. 15th St., Hastings. A visitation will be held from 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM on Friday at Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel, 3075 Vermillion St., Hastings. Interment, Fort Snelling National Cemetery. The Mass will be live streamed on the Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel Facebook page at 10:30 AM on Friday, July 31.
       


    Leonard "Bud" Groh, age 85 of Hastings and formerly of Cottage Grove, died suddenly but peacefully on Wednesday evening, July 22, 2020, at Regions Hospital in St. Paul. Bud is survived by his sister, Ruth Sheilds and by special friends and their family, Cindy (Rick) Zander. Private services will be held at a later date.


    John E. Ferris
    Age 78 of Hastings, died peacefully following an extended illness on Saturday afternoon, July 18, 2020, at Trinity Care Center in Farmington.

    John Edward, the son of Clifford and Josephine (Jarobic) Ferris, was born on August 2, 1941, in Waukegan, Illinois. Following his education, John enlisted in the United States Air Force where he maintained high performance jet aircraft for ten years prior to being Honorably Discharged. After being discharged, John started working as a mechanic for Sears until his retirement. He was a life member of the American Legion Post 47 in Hastings, AM Vets, and the DAV. John was a longtime member of River of Life Church in Hastings where he enjoyed being involved in many ways.

    He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Dori; and by his dog, Bingo.

    John is survived by his children and by his extended family at River of Life Church.

    Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at River of Life Church in Hastings, with Pastor Neil Johnson officiating. Interment with Military Honors provided by the VFW Lyle Russell Post 1210 will follow at Lakeside Cemetery in Hastings.

    Family and friends are cordially invited to a visitation for one hour prior to the service at church.

    In lieu of flowers, John requested memorials be given to Animal Ark in his memory.

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

    To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of John E. Ferris please visit our Tribute Store.
       


    Janet Lucius, age 85 of Fargo, North Dakota, passed away peacefully on Saturday evening, July 18, 2020, at Villa Maria in Fargo. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 23, 2020, Interment will be held at St. Mary's Cemetery in New Trier, Minnesota.


    Kathleen M. "Kathy" Maaske, age 72 of Hastings, died peacefully at home on July 10, 2020.

    Kathleen was born on September 21, 1947, in Hastings to Mathias and Genevieve (Knoll) Haas. Following her graduation from Hastings High School with the class of 1965, Kathy was united in marriage to Richard Maaske on July 12, 1968, at Faith Lutheran Church in St. Paul. Kathy worked briefly at Smead Mfg., Midwest Spring, Jensen Electronics, Gold Battery, and Profile Extrusions (now Intek Plastics) until her retirement. Kathy was an avid bowler and maintained a high average over the years. She also enjoyed snowmobiling, Bingo, playing cards with her sister, and cribbage. Kathy also enjoyed going to Treasure Island with her friends. Most of all, Kathy loved her grandchildren and was dedicated to attending their events. She was a very good cook, and always enjoyed tending to her flower gardens.

    She was preceded in death by her parents.

    Kathy is survived by her loving husband, Richard; son, Rich (Samantha) Maaske; grandsons, Zachary and Christopher Maaske; siblings, Ken Haas, Lawrence (Dorothy) Haas, Gary (Nikki) Haas, Laurie (Mike) Ellsworth, and Steve (Sandy) Haas; and by many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

    Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 20, at Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel of Hastings. A visitation will take place one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Cemetery in Hastings.

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

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

    To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Kathleen M. Maaske please visit our Tribute Store.
       


    Jared Jeffery Davis passed away unexpectedly at his home, at the age of 31 on Monday, July 13, 2020. Jared is survived by his parents, Sherry and Rob Kulla of Prescott, Wisconsin and Jeffery and Kim Davis of Cutler, Maine. He will be greatly missed by all, including many dear aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and friends especially Lola and Gene Lewandowski and family, special grandparents Don and Mary Kay Kulla, Grandma Joy and Aunt Jane, Paulette and Brad Pyan. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, July 18th, 2020.

    Bella D. Lehmer, age 89 of Hastings, passed away Sunday morning on July 12, 2020. Survived by her sons, Philip (Eyvonne ) and Lewis (Kathy); sister, Rae Baker; 7 Grandchildren and 5 Great-Grandchildren.
    Private Family Services were held.


    Marjorie L. Brannan, age 86, of Hastings, passed away peacefully on July 11, 2020 surrounded by her family. Survived by her daughters, Julie (Jim) Benjamin; Sheri (Tim) Boehm; Deb Brannan (Chad Wilhelm); grandchildren, Jessi, Krysten, Nicki, Andrew, Patricia, Bridgitte, McKenna, and Trey; 9 great grandchildren; brother, Lawrence (Shirley) Smith; sister, Joan Marthaler; and many other relatives and friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, July 15 at 2:30 PM at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2035 W. 15th St., Hastings. Interment, Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls.


    Jane E. Lightbourn,
    A lifelong resident of Hastings, died peacefully at home on Friday evening, July 10, 2020, at the age of 73. Jane's dedication to Hastings will forever be remembered.

    Jane Evelyn, and her twin brother John, were born twenty-five minutes apart on April 25, 1947, in St. Paul to Dr. Edgar and Eleanor (Enderlen) Lightbourn. Jane attended Hastings High School and graduated with the class of 1965. Following her graduation, she continued her education at UW - River Falls where she graduated with a Bachelor's of Science Degree. Jane then began her forty-six year career at Hastings Star Gazette, a job she truly enjoyed. Outside of work, Jane was a dedicated member of the Hastings Community and could often be found volunteering with the Rivertown Lions Club or Hastings Family Service. She also enjoyed watching the Minnesota Twins.

    She was preceded in death by her parents.

    Jane is survived by her twin brother, John (Linda) Lightbourn; sisters, Betsy (Lynn) Vrieze and Patricia (Bruce) Perrizo; many nieces, nephews, great nieces & nephews and dear friends.

    A private family graveside services will be held at Lakeside Cemetery in Hastings, with Gordon Gathright officiating.

    To send a condolence to Jane's family, please mail them to: Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel, Lightbourn Family, P.O. Box 275, Hastings, MN 55033.

    In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred in memory of Jane.

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

    To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Jane E. Lightbourn please visit our Tribute Store.
       


    Shirley Rotty,
    Age 94 of Hastings, passed away peacefully at home on Friday morning, July 10, 2020.

    Shirley Jane, the tiny three pound daughter of John and Theresa (Martin) Otto, was born on May 13, 1926, in St Paul. As a young child, Shirley's family moved around frequently prior to settling in Hastings where she graduated with the class of 1944. In 1947, she was united in marriage to Eugene "Jim" Rotty and they were blessed with two daughters and seventy years of marriage prior to his passing on January 2, 2018. Shirley was a hard working lady, and helped on their strawberry farm outside of Hastings. She was a great wife, mother, and grandmother, and truly enjoyed being on the farm with her family.

    She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jim; and by her sister, Jean Johnson.

    Shirley is survived by her daughters, Sue Rotty and Becky (Chuck) Mann; three granddaughters and seven great grandchildren; sister, Maggie Hicks and family; and by many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

    A private family graveside service will be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Cemetery in Hastings.

    Cards and condolences can be sent to Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel, Rotty Family, PO Box 275, Hastings, MN 55033.

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

    To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Shirley J. Rotty please visit our Tribute Store.
       


    Barbara J. Cyr, age 67, of Hastings, passed away peacefully July 9, 2020. She was born in St. Paul on June 30, 1953 Barb is survived by her loving husband of 47 years, Paul Cyr; sister, Becky (Dwight) Cummins; brother, Bill (Bobbi) Klein; and many other relatives and friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, July 17, at 10:00 AM at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2035 W. 15th St., Hastings. Interment, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Cemetery. Face coverings will be mandatory.


    Donald Eugene Vaith, age 89 of Hastings, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Wednesday morning, July 8, 2020. Survived by his wife of 67 years, Geraldine; seven children, Jim (Julie), Mason City, IA, Paul (Jill),Hastings, Steve (Lisa), Blooming Prairie, Ruth (Scott) Stangeland, Minnetonka, Tom (Julie), Stillwater, Doug (Jody), Lake City and Sandy, Hastings; 22 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Don is also survived by two brothers, Richard (Joan) of Owatonna and Ronald of Lakeville; as well as many other family members and friends. Private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church


    Janet Louise Fredline,
    Age 77 of Hastings, passed away peacefully at home on July 7, 2020.

    Janet, the daughter of Peter and Elinor (Brennan) Fox, was born on February 8, 1943, in Hastings. Following her graduation from Hastings High School with the class of 1961, Janet began working as a CNA for the State Hospital in Hastings. In September 1963, she was united in marriage to Jerry Reller and they were blessed with five children. She later married David Fredline in May of 1993, and he later preceded her in death in 2002. Janet was a longtime employee at the Wastewater Treatment Facility and Hastings Bus Company, a job that gave her tremendous joy. She was a master seamstress, crocheter and crafter, and enjoyed fishing with Dave. Janet also enjoyed spending time with her friends, especially her dear friend, Kathy Amacher, who helped her greatly over the last couple of years. Most of all, Janet was a woman of faith and knew she was saved.

    She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Loa Langenfeld; husband, Dave; and by her step son, Andrew.

    Janet is survived by her children, Joe (Stephanie) Reller, Bob Reller, Carol Thompson, Andy "Chopper" (Karen) Reller, and Pattie (Mike) Hill; thirteen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; siblings, Jim (Karen) Fox, Pete (Jill) Fox, Larry Fox, and Ruth (Lewis) Allder; stepchildren, Jeremy Fredline and Paula Fredline and their families; and by many other relatives and friends.

    Memorial services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 11, 2020, at Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel of Hastings, with Paris Pasch officiating.

    Family and friends are cordially invited to a visitation for one hour prior to the service on Saturday.

    In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the donor's choice in memory of Janet.
    Arrangements are being completed by Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel of Hastings.

    To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Janet L. Fredline please visit our Tribute Store.
       


    Delores A. Borst, age 80, of Hastings, passed away at United Hospital in St. Paul on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. Survived by her husband of 60 years, Richard Borst; children, Deb (Art) Pitt; Mary Wright; Donna (Jim) Dettwiler; Ron Borst (Charity Boucher); grandchildren, Jason and Jacob Moritz; David, Brian, Joseph, Caitlin and Elizabeth Wright; Jessica Brelje; Alexx and Tyler Borst; 18 great grandchildren; sister, Margaret Brockton; brothers, Gene, Kenneth and Karl Brockton; and many other relatives and friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, July 11 at 10 AM at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. Interment, Lakeside Cemetery in Hastings.



    Mary D. Sorenson,
    Age 95 of Hastings, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday morning, April 28, 2020, at Augustana Care of Hastings.

    Mary Darlene, the daughter of Maynard and Winifred (Farrell) Naig, was born on January 22, 1925, in Deuel County, South Dakota. Following her graduation from Clear Lake High School, Mary attended business school and secretarial school. On May 29, 1944, Mary was united in marriage to Alfred Sorenson in South Dakota They were blessed with six children, many wonderful memories, and thirty-seven years of marriage prior to his passing on September 22, 1981. Mary was a dedicated homemaker who loved her flower gardens and baking. She was a founding member of the Regina Auxiliary, and a dedicated member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church where she was active in the Rosary Society and Daughters of Isabella. Mary enjoyed traveling around the world with many family members and friends. She was a longtime volunteer at both Regina and Augustana. Most of all, Mary " grandma boom-boom" loved the time spent with her grandchildren.

    She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Alfred; siblings, Tom Naig and Ioana Sorenson; two grandsons, Nick Gunter, and John Sorenson; great granddaughter, Grace Kinzer; son-in-law, Rick Kinzer; and by her daughter-in-law, Kris Sorenson.

    Mary is survived by her children, Susan Kinzer, Linda (John) Gunter, Mary (Mike) Gove, Michael (Kathy) Sorenson, Stephen Sorenson, and Paul (Tina) Sorenson; thirteen grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild; sister, Maynora (DeWayne) Kirk; special friends, Wanda Gunter and Lorraine Humbert; and by many other relatives and friends.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 9, 2020, at Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel of Hastings. Interment will follow at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Cemetery.

    Family and friends are cordially invited to visitation for one hour prior to Mass, and to a reception following the burial, all at the funeral home on July 9.


    Judith D. Olsen, age 78 of Hastings, passed away suddenly but peacefully at Oak Ridge Assisted Living in Hastings on Saturday afternoon, July 4, 2020. Survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Garrick Olsen and Kelly Bremer; grandchildren, Grace and Dane Olsen; nieces and nephew and their families, Carol Butkofsky, Cheryl Sanders, and Jeff Gustafson; and by other relatives and friends. In keeping with Judith's wishes, a private family graveside service will be held at Lakeside Cemetery in Hastings.

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