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    Jean Ann Eliasson,
    Age 77, of Hastings, passed away January 20, 2019. A memorial service will be held on Saturday (1/26) at 3:00 PM at The Harbor Church, 11125 W Point Douglas Road, Hastings.

    Alice B. Flaten,
    Age 80 of Hastings, MN, passed away January 21, 2019 at her home with her sons by her side. Alice was born May 22, 1938 in Le Center, MN to Fred and Evelyn (Wohlford) Krueger. Alice graduated from Le Center High School, the Class of 1956. She went on to nursing school, and worked as a licensed practical nurse in the operating room at Regina Hospital for many years. Alice was united in marriage to Arden Stanley Flaten in 1963. Their marriage was blessed with two sons, Kurt and Brian.

    Alice and Arden enjoyed traveling, and were fortunate enough to visit all 50 states. They were fond of camping, hiking, bicycling, cross-country skiing, and taking in the beauty of nature. Alice cherished her family, and loved spending time with her grandsons.

    Alice will remain in the hearts of her husband, Arden; sons, Kurt (Rachael) Flaten of Kewaunee, WI, and Brian (Julie) Flaten of Hastings; grandsons, Erick, Sam, and Max Flaten; brothers, Galen (Carol) Krueger and Glen Krueger; sister, Nancy (Paul) Vollmar; brothers-in-law, Leroy Tiede and Jerry Tobias; many nieces and nephews.

    She was preceded in death by her parents; and sisters, Doris Tiede and Lois Tobias.

    Funeral Services will take place 11:00 AM Friday, January 25, 2019 at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 400 Ninth Street West, Hastings, with Pastor Lloyd Menke officiating. Visitation will begin at 9:00 AM until the start of the service, at the church. Interment will follow at Lakeside Cemetery in Hastings.

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


    Ken Lorenz
    Of Hastings, MN died January 17th 2019 at the University Of Minnesota Hospital in MPLS, MN. Kenneth Duane Lorenz was born April 18th, 1947 in Fergus Falls.
    A memorial service will be held Friday, January 25th, 2019 at 1:00 PM at Hope Lutheran Church in Hastings, MN. Visitation will be held from 12:00 to 1:00 PM prior to the services. Burial will be held at Fort Snelling Cemetery in MPLS, MN at a later date.


    Darlene Dorothy Beissel,
    Age 61, of Farmington, entered into eternal life at The Legacy of Farmington on January 17, 2019. A memorial gathering will take place Saturday (2/2) with a private Interment St. Mathias Cemetery.


    Sean Theelke,
    Age 46, of Breezy Point, formerly of Hastings, passed away January 11, 2019. A memorial service will be held on Sunday (1/20) at 1:00 PM at Resurrection United Methodist Church, 615 W. 15th Street, Hastings. A gathering will be held one hour prior to the service at church.


    Patricia K. Harp,
    Age 78 of Hastings, died peacefully following an extended illness on Saturday morning, January 12, 2019, at Prescott Nursing and Rehab in Prescott. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 19, 2019, at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Hastings, with Reverend Lloyd Menke officiating. Interment will follow at Lakeside Cemetery in Hastings. Family and friends are cordially invited to a visitation from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Saturday morning at church.


    John Charles Iverson,
    Age 64, of Hastings, passed away January 11, 2019. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday (1/16) at 11:00 AM at Our Saviour's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 400 W. 9th St., Hastings. A gathering will be held one hour prior to the service at church on Wednesday.


    Margaret E. Behrends

    March 27, 1921 - January 10, 2019

    Margaret Emma Rohlfing was born on March 27, 1921 in Cleveland, MN to Adolph and Albertine (Strauman) Rohlfing.

    In 1938 she was Valedictorian of her Cleveland High School class. She graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1942 with a degree in Home Economics.

    Margaret was united in marriage in 1943, to Richard Benhard Behrends of Hastings, MN in Melbourne, FL. where he was training to be a Navy pilot. After World War II, they made their first home in St. Paul. Margaret taught in St. Paul schools and Richard completed college and worked as a Dairy Bacteriologist for the State of Minnesota. In 1951 they purchased a farm in the lower St Croix valley. Margaret was a homemaker and helped with the farm and egg route. In later years she taught home-economics and substituted in area public schools. Margaret was a 4-H leader of the Riverside Routers Club, a member of the Mother's Club and the American Association of University Women. She enjoyed her family, especially grandchildren and great grandchildren, reading novels, traveling and water aerobics at the YMCA.

    Left to remember Margaret are her children: Bruce (Sue), Mark (Sue), Tim (Janel), Barb (Jim) Godfrey, Jean (Rolf) Annexstad. Margaret delighted in her grandchildren: Alec (Abigail), Nathaniel (Kirsten), Peter (Kelsey), Jana (Steve Scholl), Tyler (Megan), Anna, Sam (Jenna), Wyatt, Emily, Matthias and Leif; and her great-grandchildren: Calen, Selma, Kacey, Samuel, Otto, Liza, Emerson, Benjamin and Wynn.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard, and her siblings Mabel, Helen and Robert Rohlfing.

    Margaret passed away peacefully on January 10, 2018 at the Regina Long Term Care Center in Hastings, at the age of 97.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Hastings. A luncheon will take place in Mother Seton Hall immediately following the service with interment following at Lakeside Cemetery in Hastings.

    Family and friends are cordially invited to a visitation from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. Tuesday morning at church.

    Margaret's family wishes to extend their many thanks to the caring staff at Regina Long Term Care.

    In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Hastings YMCA or St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church.

    Alice Rose Pasch,
    Age 95, of Hastings and formerly of Cannon Falls, died Saturday, January 5, 2019 at Regina Senior Living in Hastings.

    Alice was born on December 25, 1923 in Sand Creek Township, the daughter of Frank and Albertina (Wolf) Kersting. She grew up in the Jordan area and attended school at St. John's Parochial school in Jordan. Following school, Alice worked for Brown and Bigelow. On June 11, 1946 she was married to John G. Pasch at St. John the Baptist Church in Jordan. Alice worked catering weddings with the Rose Doffing Group and the couple farmed southeast of New Trier. They retired in 1983 and moved to Cannon Falls in 1993. In 2013 Alice moved to Hastings. She was a former long-time member of St. Mary's Catholic church in New Trier where she was active in St. Theresa and the St. Mary's Altar Society. Alice was a current member of St. Pius V Catholic Church in Cannon Falls and had been a 4H Leader for many years. She enjoyed playing cards, sewing, and crocheting. She was a wonderful cookie baker and homemaker. Alice loved going fishing with her family and helping with the farm work. She and John travelled together all over and enjoyed spending winters together in Texas.

    Survivors include her children Daniel (Rita) Pasch, Judy (Charles) Gerlach, JoAnn (Roger) Bauer, and Bonita (Victor) Clasemann; 15 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; brothers Clifford (Kathleen) Kersting and James (Mary) Kersting; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband John, her sister Bernice (Eldridge) Freier, brother-in-law Lawrence Pasch, sisters-in-law Viola and Joan Kersting, and grandson-in-law Steve Boyd.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 11:00 am, at St. Pius V Catholic Church, 410 W. Colvill, Cannon Falls, MN 55009. There will be a visitation at the church from 9:30 am until the time of the service. Interment will be in the St. Pius Cemetery. Lundberg Funeral Home, 5839 Hwy 19 Blvd, Cannon Falls, Mn 55009 is assisting the family.
       

    Gordon "Gordy" Herman,
    Age 80, of Denmark Township passed away on January 3, 2019. A memorial service and celebration of life will be held this the summer when the sweet corn is ready.

    Nick "Tubby" Otto,
    Age 89 of Cannon Falls and formerly of New Trier, died peacefully on Sunday afternoon, December 30, 2018, at Mayo Clinic Health Systems - Cannon Falls.

    Nicholas L., one of twelve children of Nicholas and Elizabeth (Hubert) Otto, was born on March 11, 1929, in Douglas Township, Dakota County, Minnesota. Nick attended St. Mary's Catholic School and on November 12, 1949, he was united in marriage to Bernice Leifeld at Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Hastings. In 1955, Nick worked as an Operating Engineer for Austin P. Keller and retired after thirty-three years. He enjoyed golfing, playing horseshoes, hunting, fishing, camping, watching baseball every Sunday, and grilling.

    He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Marie Lorentz, Betty Rother, Dick, John, Harold, Ray, Bill, Leo, and George; son-in-law, Harvey Duffing; and by his grandson, Jonathan Otto.

    Nick is survived by his wife of sixty-nine years, Bernice; children, Jeanne Duffing, Mike (Karen) Otto, Ron (Joanne) Otto, Jerry (Michelle) Otto, Julie (Kerry) Otte, Theresa Otto, Ken (Suzy) Otto, and Marv (Deanne) Otto; nineteen grandchildren and thirty-six great grandchildren; brothers, Jim (Donna) Otto and Joe (Karen) Otto; and by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 3, 2019, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in New Trier, with Father Terry Beeson officiating. Interment will follow at the parish cemetery.

    Family and friends are cordially invited to a visitation from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday evening, and also from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday morning, all at church.

    In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to American Cancer Society, Alzheimer's Association, or to the donor's choice in memory of Tubby.

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

    Susan Ann Bauer,
    Age 71, of Hastings, passed away peacefully at home on December 30, 2018. A memorial service will be held on Friday (1/4) at 5:00 PM. Private Interment, Lakeside Cemetery.

    Angela Mae-Steele Powell,
    Age 57, of Hastings, passed away at home on December 31, 2018. Memorial service will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 5, 2019, at a localfuneral home.

    Edna M. "Ed's" Seidl,
    Age 86 of Hastings, died peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday afternoon, December 30, 2018, at The Pillars Hospice Home in Oakdale.

    Edna Mae, the daughter of Emil and Anna (Barr) Radke, was born on July 9, 1932, in "Cow Town" Hastings, Minnesota. On June 11, 1960, Edna was united in marriage to Norman Seidl in Red Wing, and they were blessed with two children and forty-nine years of marriage prior to his passing on September 14, 1999. Edna first worked at Smead Manufacturing, and later at Regina Medical Center where she worked side-by-side with her sisters. She was also a longtime bartender at the VFW Post 1210 in Hastings, where she was a dedicated member of the VFW Auxiliary as well. She enjoyed hosting the annual fall Booya, tending to her flowers, cooking and hosting family and friends, and most of all, watching the Price Is Right, Let's Make A Deal, and the Wheel of Fortune. In her younger years, Edna enjoyed bowling, ceramics, and spending time on the river. She will be forever remembered for her love for family, and especially for her pets.

    She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Norman; and by her siblings, Bernice, Ben, Roy "Bill", Betty Mitzuk, and Marge Reuter.

    Edna is survived by her daughters, Norma (Michael) Hodorff, and Kim (Jim) Severson; granddaughters, Mandy (Mike) Fangmeier, and Kayla Severson; her great grand pups; and by many other relatives and friends.

    Memorial services will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 4, 2019, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Hastings with Reverend Jason Thiel officiating. Immediately following the service, a reception will be held at church. Private family interment will be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Cemetery at a later date.

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

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

    Raymond "Ray" L. McCoy,
    Age 66, of Hastings, Minnesota, passed away peacefully at his home on Christmas Day, 2018, from cancer. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, December 31, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. Visitation will be held at the church from 9:00-11:00 a.m. prior to the mass.

    Alberta J. Horsch,
    Age 87 of Hastings, passed away peacefully on Christmas Day, December 25, 2018, at Regina Senior Living in Hastings. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 29, 2018, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Hastings. Interment will follow at the parish cemetery.

    Mary Carlson,
    Age 83 of Hastings, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Friday afternoon, December 21, 2018, at Augustana Care of Hastings. Memorial services will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 2, 2019, at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Hastings, with Reverend Doug Duin officiating. Immediately following the service, a luncheon will be held at church. Private family interment will be held at Oakdale Cemetery in Crookston at a later date.

    Lori S. Beauvais,
    Age 60 of Hastings, passed away following a long battle with cancer on Sunday morning, December 23, 2018, at home in Hastings. Memorial Service will be held 11:00 a.m. January 5, 2019, at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Hastings, with Reverend Doug Duin officiating. Interment will take place at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will take place 1 hour prior to the service at church.

    Barbara J. Hurley,
    Age 69, of Hastings, passed away December 21, 2018. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday (12/28) at 11:00 AM at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2035 W. 15th St., Hastings. A gathering will be held one hour prior to mass at church

    Catherine E. Wagner,
    Age 75, of Hastings, passed away at home December 20, 2018.

    Preceded in death by parents, Leonard and Catherine Nelson.

    Survived by husband, John; Sons, John P. (special friend, Kim), James L. (Julia); grandson, John; other relatives and friends.

    A memorial gathering will take place on Thursday (12/27) from 4:00 - 6:00 PM at Wise Family Funeral Home, 400 Spring St., Hastings.

    The Wise Family Funeral Home is serving the family. Visit wisefamilyfh.com to sign the tribute page and view the memorial video.


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