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    Robert A. Nielsen,
    Age 90, of Prescott, passed away March 23, 2019 at Prescott Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Private Family Services.


    Jeffrey D. Harrington,
    age 50, of Hastings, passed away at home March 20, 2019. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, March 28 at 11:30 AM at Crossroads Church, 225 33rd St W #2 in Hastings. A gathering will be held from 10:00 - 11:30 AM at Crossroads. A reception will follow the service. Private Interment.


    Raymond E. Bestler,
    Sr., went to be with his Lord on March 18, 2019 at age 89. There will be a Memorial Service to celebrate Ray's life at 11:00 am on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Resurrection United Methodist Church, 615 15th St W, Hastings, MN 55033, with Reverend Chris Kneen officiating. Family and friends are also invited to the visitation from 9:30-11:00 am at the church. A reception will follow in the church hall.


    Agnes Ann Holmes (Malloy)
    Age 85 of Hastings. Mother, Grandma, and Great-Grandma. Passed away on March 15, 2019. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 AM on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Hastings with visitation one hour prior to Mass at church. Interment at the church cemetery.


    Michele D. Thompson,
    Age 68, of Hastings, passed away March 11, 2019.Private Family Services will be held.


    Gary A. Passauer,
    Age 75, of Hastings, passed away at Regions Hospital in St. Paul on March 12, 2019. A memorial gathering will be held on Monday, March 18 from 4-6 PM at Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel - Wise Chapel, 400 Spring St in Hastings.

    Virginia M. "Poo" Kimmes,
    Age 85 of Hastings, died peacefully following an extended illness on Monday morning, March 11, 2019, at Oak Ridge Assisted Living in Hastings.

    Virginia Mae, the daughter of Godfrey and Madeline (Knoll) Nelson, was born on May 30, 1933, in Hastings. Following her graduation from Hastings High School with the class of 1951, Poo was united in marriage to Bernard P. "Ben" Kimmes on April 27, 1957, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Hastings. They were blessed with three children, Karen, Bruce, and Randy, and forty-eight years of marriage prior to his passing on February 1, 2006. Poo was a longtime employee at DCA Title in Hastings, and officially retired when she was 72. She enjoyed her trips to the casino to play Keno and Bingo, playing cards with friends, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

    She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Vincent "Sonny"; sister-in-law, Sandy; brother-in-law, Glenn "Speed" Smith; and by her husband, Ben.

    Poo is survived by her children, Karen Kimmes, Bruce Kimmes, and Randy Kimmes; grandchildren, Jamie, Jessica, Kenna, Jonathan, and Thomas; great grandchildren, Alyssa, Landen, Carver, and Bennett; siblings, Peter (Jo) Nelson, Martin "Sal" Nelson, and Phyllis "Fiddy" Smith; and by many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 16, 2019, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Hastings, with Father Michael Barsness officiating. Interment will follow at the parish cemetery.

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

    In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Hastings Family Service, or to the donor's choice in memory of Poo.

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


    Anthony Wayne Link,
    Age 63, of Hastings, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at his home.The family will have Tony's Celebration of Life at The Machine Shed in Lake Elmo, MN on Friday April 5th, 4-7pm. The family will have a private burial at a later date.

    Donald N. Haan,
    Age 87 of Farmington, MN passed away peacefully at home on March 7, 2019. Donald was born August 28, 1931 in Kranzburg, South Dakota; the son of William and Agnes (Bunker) Haan. He went to Holy Rosary Parochial School, graduated high school in 1949 from Goodwin High School, enlisted and served in the U.S. Navy with an honorable discharge in 1959. He was united in marriage to Mary Frances (Loke) on June 25, 1955 in Marshall, MN at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. He moved his family to Farmington, MN in 1961, where he farmed for the rest of his life. Donald also drove truck for the Castle Rock Elevator for 20 years.

    Donald was a member of St. Michael's Catholic church; the Catholic Order of Foresters and American Legion. He enjoyed time with his friends and family throwing horseshoes, bowling, putting puzzles together, and playing cards with his children and grandchildren. He especially enjoyed dancing at area polka bands with his wife and friends.

    Donald is survived by his children; Christine (Scott) Hamblin, Northfield, MN; Mark (Kristine) Haan, Osceola, WI; Karen (Tom) Marek, Faribault, MN; Francis (Debra) Haan, Northfield, MN; Elaine Haan Mathias, Eloy, AZ; Jacquelyn (Randall) Bergeson, Darlington, WI; Brett Haan , Northfield, MN; Charles (Michelle) Haan, Dundas, MN; Donald (Cheryl) Haan, Farmington, MN; Laurie (Steve) Underdahl, Northfield, MN; Melissa (Glenn) Betzold, Farmington, MN; Bridget (Joel) Rostad, Zumbrota, MN; Gregory (Sheila) Haan, Hammond, WI; David (Christina) Haan, Hastings, MN; Mary (Brett) Klavon, Cannon Falls, MN; Annalise (Keith) Quinnell, Northfield, MN; Michael (Kristi) Haan, Osceola, WI; 50 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, siblings; Clarice Pelletier, Tony (Dona) Haan, Chuck (Kim) Haan, Charlotte (Dave) VanBuskirk, Carol (Robert) Knievel, Bill (Sue) Haan, Dominic (Sue) Haan, Vincent (Eleanor) Haan, Arnie (Marilyn) Haan; sisters-in-law, Elaine Haan and Ardis Haan, also by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. We would like to thank Dr. Kyle Hoffert and Allina Clinic/ER staff for the patients and care of our father. "It's me and the Doc. And I tank ya!!"

    Donald is preceded in death by his loving wife, Mary, 63 years of marriage; parents, William and Agnes Haan; siblings, Phillip Haan, Aloysius Haan, sons; Brian and Peter Haan; grandsons Travis Haan, and Justin Haan, son-in-law; Jack Larscheid.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:00 PM, Thursday March 14, 2019 at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 22120 Denmark Ave., Farmington, MN. with visitation from 4-7 PM on Wednesday (3/13) at the White Funeral Home Chapel, 901 3rd St. Farmington (651-463-7374) and 1 hr prior to Mass at church. Burial at St. Michael's Cemetery, Farmington immediately following Mass. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred.

    The White Funeral Home of Farmington is in charge of the arrangements. www.whitefuneralhomes.com
       

    Martin G. Kummer,
    A lifelong farmer in Vermillion, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday morning, March 5, 2019, at Augustana Care of Hastings.

    Martin George, the son of Jacob and Josephine (Werner) Kummer, was born on November 11, 1917, in Vermillion, Minnesota. Following his education, Martin began his lifelong career of farming in Vermillion. Martin was united in marriage to Helen Bauer in 1944 at Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Hastings. They were blessed with nine children prior to her passing in 1982. Following her death, he was united in marriage to Veronica (Hoffman) Gores on March 13, 1984, and she later preceded him in death in 2007. Martin then married Mary Anne Hennen on December 29, 2011 in Vermillion, and she passed away in 2016. Martin enjoyed waltzing, playing bingo, cards, and his trips to Treasure Island. He was a lifelong member of the Knights of Columbus Council 5199 in Vermillion.

    He was preceded in death by his parents; his three wives; ten siblings; great granddaughter, Rylee; and by his step-son, James Gores.

    Martin is survived by his children, Joe (Barbara) Kummer, Bob (Sue) Kummer, Mike (Cindy) Kummer, Carol (Cy) Schmitz, Larry (Lisa) Kummer, Paul (Pat) Kummer, Mary (Gary) Rondeau, Jane (Pat) Schmitt, and Barb (Ted) Kranz; nineteen grandchildren, and nineteen great grandchildren; seven step children; and by many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Hastings, with Father David Hennen officiating. Immediately following Mass, a luncheon will be held, and interment will follow at St. John the Baptist Parish Cemetery in Vermillion.

    Family and friends are cordially invited to a visitation from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday evening at Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel - Caturia-Smidt Chapel of Hastings, and from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. at church on Tuesday morning. There will be a KC Rosary service at 3:30 p.m. on Monday afternoon at the funeral home.

    In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Alzheimer's Association, Hastings Family Service, or to the Donor's Choice in memory of Martin.
       

    Florence Marie (Marty) Kocur,
    Born February 16, 1928 in St. Paul, MN, died peacefully at home surrounded by her children March 5, 2019, at 8:15 a.m.

    Florence attended St. Paul Cathedral Grade School and Monroe High School, graduating class 1946, growing up on West 7th Street. She married Joseph Kocur July 15, 1950, and were married 31 years. Joseph died October 15, 1981.

    Florence was a devoted homemaker, raising 5 children: Pamela (Kris) Jenson, Susan (Randy) Wedrickas, John (Patti) Kocur, Linda Kocur and Joseph (Terry) Kocur. She is also survived by her 9 loving grandchildren: Andrew (Lisa) Jenson, Mike (Beth) Jenson, David (Kelsey) Jenson, Joseph (Samantha) Jenson, Paul (Whitney) Jenson, Ryan (Clare) Wedrickas, Abby Wedrickas, Jennifer and Angela Voth. She has 13 great-grandchildren, Josephine, Johnathan, Jaclyn, Jakob, Jeffrey, Luke, Adam, Liam, Piper, Kendall, Hailey, Belle, Everell and baby (all Jensons); 1 brother, Richard Marty and many nieces and nephews.

    Florence was preceded in death by parents Albert and Marie (Grimsrud) Marty, brother Harold (Rosemary) Marty, Audrey Marty and great-granddaughter Aurora Jenson.

    After living in the St. Paul area for 20 years, Joseph and Florence moved to a farm in Welch in 1970. She was an active parishioner and a member of the Rosary Society at St. Joseph's Church in Miesville. She enjoyed spending time, baking and cooking for her family and especially enjoyed her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She also loved traveling, relished her time with friends and volunteered with DARTS. Florence was always proud to be a St. Paul girl.

    Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 9, 2019, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Miesville, with Father Terry Beeson officiating. Interment will immediately follow at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Miesville.

    Visitation will be held at church from 9:00 am - 11:00 a.m. Saturday morning.

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


    Harriet Dean Squires LeMoine,
    Age 97, of Hastings, MN, formerly of Oconomowoc, WI died Feb. 28, 2019 after a long and full life.A memorial service will be held at the Regina Chapel in Hastings, MN on March 16, 2019 at 11am with a visitation one hour prior. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Ft. Snelling DAR Chapter, The Nature Conservancy and the Cancer Society. She will be buried at Lakeside Cemetery in Hastings, MN.


    Ronald L. Johnson,
    Age 71, of Hastings, died Wednesday, February 27, 2019, at United Hospital in St. Paul following a lengthy illness. Per Ron's wishes, he will be cremated, and there will be no services at this time.



    Mary J. Kimmes,
    Age 76, of rural Hastings, died Tuesday, February 26, 2019 in Hastings. The Funeral Mass, officiated by Father Terry Beeson, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 2, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Miesville. A visitation will be held 2 hours prior to the funeral from 9:00-11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery.


    Elizabeth Ann (Schaffer) Huth
    Of Foristell, MO, age 56 passed away on February 23, 2019 after a courageous battle with cancer. A memorial service will be held on Thursday February 28th at 11 am at Crossroads Church, 225 33rd St W #2, Hastings, MN 55033. A gathering will take place 2 hours prior at Crossroads with a luncheon immediately following the service.In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Our Lady of Peace Hospice 2076 Saint Anthony Ave, St. Paul, MN 55104 which took great care of Liz in her final days.


    Marian N. Hayes,
    Age 82 of Hastings, died January 31, 2019, at home.Memorial services will be held 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2019, with Pastor Zach Biermaier officiating. Private interment will be held at a later date.


    Robert C. "Rob" Neill,
    Age 71 of Hastings, died Sunday, February 17, 2019, at his home. Private family services will be held at a later date.

    Cunningham, Beverly Marie,
    Age 101, formally of South Minneapolis passed away peacefully Saturday, February 16, 2019 at Augustana Health Care Center in Hastings, Minnesota. Mass of Christian burial is Friday, February 22 at 11am at St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton Catholic Church, 15th Street West, Hastings, Minnesota 55033. Visitation at 9:30 prior to service with luncheon immediately following.

    Kenneth "Ken" Kochendorfer,
    Age 87, of Hastings, passed away peacefully at home on February 16, 2019. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday (2/21) at 1:00 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. Gathering will be held one and a half hours prior to mass at church. Interment, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Cemetery.

    Jane K. Carlson,
    Age 61 of Hastings, died peacefully at home on Sunday morning, February 17, 2019, following a courageous battle with cancer.Memorial services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 23, 2019, at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Hastings, with Reverend Doug Duin officiating. Immediately following the service, a reception will be held at church. Family and friends are cordially invited to a visitation from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Saturday morning at church.

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