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    Margaret Ann (Murphy, Gegen) Thiel,
    Age 82, of Hastings, passed away peacefully on August 14, 2018 surrounded by love and care. A funeral service will be held on Friday (8/24) at 9:30 a.m. at the Regina Memorial Chapel, 1175 Nininger Road, Hastings. A celebration reception will follow in the River Room. All are welcome. Memorials preferred to Regina Memory Care Activities (Dawn Trombley is the Activities Director).


    Daniel B. Passe Sr.,
    Age 82, of Hampton, passed away August 15, 2018, at United Hospital in St. Paul. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at a local funeral home. Interment, Lakeside Cemetery in Hastings. Memorials preferred to MN Adult and Teen Challenge.


    Irma M. (Marschall) Bogdan,
    Age 90, of Hastings, formerly of Illinois, died Sunday evening, August 12, 2018 at Regina Assisted Living in Hastings, MN.

    Irma M. Marschall, was born January 14, 1928 in St. Paul, MN to Joseph P. and Frances C. (Kasel) Marschall. Irma was a graduate of Good Counsel High School and St. Louis University. She was married to Robert F. Bogdan, October 7, 1972 at St. Constance Catholic Church in Chicago, IL. She and Robert enjoyed ballroom dancing and roller skating together. Irma was a Physical Therapist for many years. She was an active volunteer at Regina, which became her home in 2011 after Robert passed away. In her earlier years, Irma enjoyed being a mentor to younger Physical Therapists.

    Irma is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Robert, a sister Mary Ann Karnick, brothers Joseph A. and George F. Marschall.

    Irma is survived by her sisters Madonna Mary (Clifford) Larsen, Monica Passero and Frances J. (Alan) Rawlings; a sister-in-law Anna Mae Marschall, and by several nieces and nephews.

    The Funeral Mass, officiated by Fr. Martin Siebenaler, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 20, 2018 at Regina Chapel, 1175 Nininger Rd., Hastings. A visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the service. Interment will be at St. Adalbert Catholic Cemetery in Niles, IL.

    In lieu of flowers, Irma's family kindly requests memorials be designated to the Tabitha Memory Care Unit at Regina in Hastings.

    Arrangements are being completed by Caturia, Smidt & Starkson Funeral Home & Crematory of Hastings.
       


    Delos James Doyle,
    Age 78 of Prescott, died peacefully at his daughter's home in Bloomington on Friday evening, August 10, 2018, after recently being diagnosed with cancer.
    Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, August 17, 2018, at the Old Ptacek Event Center, 1449 Orrin Road, in Prescott. Private family interment was held at Lakeside Cemetery in Hastings.



    Mathilda Anna Louise Most
    Known affectionately as "Tillie", died on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at United Hospital in St. Paul MN. She was 95. Tillie was born April 27, 1923 in Oak Grove Township to parents Adolph J. and Henrietta K. (Bohlken) Hanken. Tillie attended school in Prescott, and graduated with the Class of 1941. She would be united in marriage on March 28, 1948 to Clinton Most. Their union in marriage would be blessed with seven children, and three generations of grandchildren.

    Tillie was a farm wife, who loved the farm life. Together with Clint, they ran a dairy farm, raised their family, and opened their doors to family and friends alike. Tillie was a mother to many, and had a heart of gold as well. She served as a Sunday school teacher, a 4-H leader, a 60 yr. member and past President of the Prescott American Legion Auxiliary, a past member of the Prescott Care Center Board of Directors, and a valued volunteer at the V.A. Hospital who logged over 2000 hours of service to others. Above all, Tillie relished in her role as a mom and grandma, and cherished time spent with her family. She will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved her.

    Tillie is survived by her children, Jim (Renee) Most, Sue (Jim) Simonet, Mike (Shelly Wilson) Most, Barb (Dennis) Kiel, Mark (Patti) Most, Betty (Randy Baugher) Most, and Matt (Kathy Wochomurka) Most; her grandchildren, Terry, Michelle, Vanessa, Shawn (Brittany), Joshua, Gabriel (Natasha), Patrick (Lynette), Chanda (Jason), Jenni (Ben), Meghan (Matt), Jena (Joshua), Samantha (David), Thia (Joe), Nick (Kelsey), and Sarah (Nick); forty-two great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; brother-in-law, George Most; sister-in-law, Iris Most; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Tillie was preceded in death by her husband, Clint; grandchildren, Christopher, Melissa, Peter, and Bailey; her parents; and her siblings Ray, Ralph, Bud, Arvin, Henrietta, and Mary Ann.

    Memorial Celebration of Life Services will take place at 11:00am on Monday, August 13th at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1048 Campbell Street N in Prescott, with Pastor Tim Rosenow officiating. Visitation will take place 1 hour prior to services, and also from 4:00-7:00pm on Sunday, August 12th, all at the church.

    Services are entrusted to the O'Connell-Benedict Family Funeral Home of Prescott WI. 715-262-5404
       

    Maxine Jane Wiech,
    Age 79 of Hastings, passed away at home on Saturday, August 4, 2018. Memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, August 9, 2018, at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Hastings, with Reverend Doug Duin officiating. Interment will follow at Lakeside Cemetery in Hastings. Visitation will be held 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday evening and continue for one hour prior to the service on Thursday morning at church.

    James O. "Jim" Olson,
    Age 81 of Hastings, died peacefully at home on Friday morning, August 3, 2018, following a brief illness. Memorial services will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at St. Philip's Lutheran Church in Hastings, with Pastor Gregory Geier officiating. Following the service, Military Honors provided by the Hastings VFW Lyle Russell Post 1210 will be held. Interment will be held at 3:00 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery in Red Wing. Visitation will be held 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday evening, and will continue for one hour prior to the service on Wednesday morning, all at church.

    Mary Turek
    WWII Army Veteran Age 94, of White Bear Lake Passed away 7/30/2018

    Preceded in death by her husband, August.

    Survived by her daughters, Pat Flaten, Jane Peters, and Bette Turek; 3 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren.

    Mary loved life and touched the hearts of many.

    Private family services will be held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
       

    Lucy Elizabeth Ashbaucher,
    Age 100, of Hastings, passed away July 30, 2018. She was born in Douglas Township on Oct. 8, 1917, to Mathias and Anna (Siebenaler) Reinardy. Attended St. Mary's School in New Trier. Lucy married Claude Ashbaucher on Feb. 4, 1961, at Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Hastings. She was a longtime housekeeper for the Otto family and later worked at the Otto Jewelry Store in Hastings. She then went to work at the Emporium Department Store in St. Paul where she met Claude.

    She was preceded in death by husband, Claude; sisters, Kathryn Thurmes, Sue Thurmes, and Dora Kasel; brothers, Joe, Math, Nick, Adolph, and John Reinardy; and many nieces and nephews.

    Lucy is survived by many nieces and nephews including her Godchildren, Leo Reinardy, Jim Reinardy, Judy Zweber, Connie Thurmes, Gloria Duffing, and Pat Dohmen, and special friends, Char Sieben and Ann Voelker.

    A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday (8/3) at 10:00 AM at St. Mary's Catholic Church in New Trier. A visitation will be held one hour prior to mass at church. Interment, St. Mary's Cemetery in New Trier.

    The Wise Family Funeral Home is serving the family.
       


    Kevon Richard Kelleher,
    Age 28, of Hastings MN, passed away unexpectedly July 23, 2018. A Memorial Gathering will be held on Thursday (8/2) from 4:00 - 8:00 PM at Wise Family Funeral & Cremation Services, 400 Spring St., Hastings with a service at 7:00 PM, officiated by Pastor Paris Pasch. Memorials preferred.


    Dr. Wilbur A. Leibbrand,DVM
    Age 94, of Hastings, passed away on July 24, 2018.
    Wilbur graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1953 as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Over the course of his career, he worked in private practice (Little Falls and Hastings, MN), for the USDA (Minneapolis and Kearney, NE), and as a college Professor at the U of M Waseca. He loved fishing, hunting (grouse were his favorite) and spending time with family and friends.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Elsie Leibbrand; grandson, Keenan McAlees.

    He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Eleanor; children, Douglas (Launa) Leibbrand, Richard (Dana) Leibbrand, Kathy (Terry) Swanson, David (Sindy) Leibbrand; grandchildren, Andrew, Corey, Samuel, Willem, Michael and Mathew Leibbrand, Jay and Jaclynn Swanson; step-grandchildren, Pat, Pete and Paul Swanson, and Whitney Petrie; and 12 great grandchildren; sisters, Faye Leibbrand and Amy Juni; many other loving relatives and friends.

    A Funeral Service will be held Monday (7/30) at 11:00 a.m. at Resurrection United Methodist Church of Hastings, 615 15th St. W., Hastings. A visitation will be held Sunday (7/29) from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Wise Family Funeral Home, 400 Spring St., Hastings as well as one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment, Spirit Hill Cemetery, Jordan, MN.

    The Wise Family Funeral Home is serving the family.
       

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    Gregory G. "Greg" Stark,
    Age 66, of Conde, SD, passed away on Monday, July 16, 2018, at Avera St. Lukes Hospital in Aberdeen, SD. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 26, 2018, at Crawford-Osthus Funeral Chapel in Watertown, SD. Pastor Steve Biswell will officiate. The family is requested to meet by 10:30 a.m. at the chapel on Thursday for a family prayer service.

    Visitation will be prior to the service on Thursday at the chapel.

    Burial will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Watertown. Honorary pallbearers will be Greg's family and friends. Active pallbearers will be: Tyler Stark, Dale Nei, Kevin (George) Robinson and Rick Plumer.

    Greg was born on March 23, 1952, to George and Lillian (Forrest) Stark, in Hastings, MN. He was one of four children and the only son. He attended school and graduated from Hastings High School. After high school, Greg attended a vocational school where he studied auto mechanics, which then became his profession. He worked at various car dealerships in Minnesota and South Dakota.

    On February 10, 1990, Greg was united in marriage to Vicki Murphy in Hastings, to which he became a stepfather to Vicki's daughter, Mikaela. They were blessed with two more children, Tyler and Dylan. In 2001 they moved to South Dakota and made their home in Conde, where they have resided since then. In 2005, Greg was blessed with a grandchild, Elijah, which became Greg's "adventure buddy". He worked at car dealerships in the Aberdeen area until he went to work at Molded Fiberglass, where he was currently employed.

    Greg enjoyed the outdoors, whether it was camping at Amsden Dam, fishing, hiking with Eli or just sitting outside by a bonfire or standing out in a total blizzard. He loved his family and his lifelong friends, Dale and Deb Nei and George and Chris Robinson, making it a point to spend as much time as he could with them all. It made him happy just sitting outside with his favorite beverages, and loved when random people would join him for his knowledge. He loved his music, whether it was rock and roll, blues, country, or just listening to his son Dylan, picking on the guitar. Greg enjoyed his garden, his flowers, and all things nature. He believed in having a good work ethic, which showed throughout his life. He will be missed so much by everyone who knew and loved him, but the family dog, Harley, will be lost without him.

    Greg is survived by his wife, Vicki, of Conde, SD; his step-daughter, Mikaela Schulz (Gary Freiwald), of Conde, SD; one son, Tyler Stark, of Mitchell, SD; his grandson, Elijah, of Conde, SD; a special young lady, his son Dylan's girlfriend, Brittany Sienkiewicz, who is currently carrying his second grandson; two sisters: Sally (Mike) Butcher, of Woodburn, OR and Karen (Martin) Corona, of Seattle, WA; sisters-in-law and brothers-in law, Dan and Deb Krueger, of Watertown, SD, Kathy Grabowski, of Elizabethtown, KY, Patrick and Marsha Murphy, of Watertown, SD; and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

    He was preceded in death by his son, Dylan; his parents; his sister, Gwen; his in-laws, Harold Murphy, Arlene Murphy and Patricia Murphy; and his wife's son, Jeremy Murphy.


    Gary Lee Freiermuth,
    Age 69, of Hastings, passed away at home surrounded by his family on July 22, 2018.

    Preceded in death parents, Alberta and Nick Freiermuth; nephew, Sam Freiermuth.

    Survived by wife, Debbie; children, Shelly (Jim) Reeves; Alison Freiermuth; Nicholas Freiermuth; grandchildren, Adam, Lucas, Alayna, Ethan, Ava-Jean; brother, Randy Freiermuth; and many other relatives and dear friends.

    A Memorial Service, officiated by Rev. Lloyd Menke, will be held on Saturday (7/28) at 11:00 AM at Our Saviour's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 400 W. 9th St., Hastings. Gathering one hour prior to service.

    A special Thank You to Allina Hospice.

    The Wise Family Funeral & Creamation Home is in charge of the arrangements.
       

    Kanaysha M. Pachan
    Age 22 of Hastings, died suddenly but peacefully on Wednesday morning, July 18, 2018, at her home. A Celebration of Kanayshas Life is being planned, and will be announced later.


    Santina R. Maras,
    Age 98 of Hastings, died peacefully following a brief illness on Saturday morning, July 14, 2018, at Augustana Health Care Center in Hastings. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:00 p.m. Friday, September 14, 2018, at Immaculate Conception Church, 1928 Fifth Ave E., Hibbing. Interment will follow at Maple Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to Mass at church on Friday morning.


    Muriah Dee Lukowicz,
    Age 42, of Cannon Falls passed away on Wednesday, June 27 at Regina Health Care Center, Hastings, MN. A joy of life celebration to be held on Sunday July 15 at the Milner Family Clinic, Chiropractic Building, 117 Third Street, Hastings, MN between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.


    Dorothy G. Raway,
    Age 91 of Hastings, passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at Regina Senior Living in Hastings. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:30 a.m. Monday, July 16, 2018, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Hastings. Interment will follow at the parish cemetery.


    David Casimer Boron,
    Beloved husband, father, brother, and grandfather died Thursday, July 5th at the age of 71, from A.L.S., which was diagnosed in September of 2017.
    Dave was born on August 10, 1946, in Chicago, Illinois. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday (7/11) at 11:00 AM at Our Saviour's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 400 W. 9th St., Hastings. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. Interment, Cottage Grove Cemetery.



    Eugene E. "Geno" Halberg Jr.,
    Age 66, of Hastings, died Thursday, July 5, 2018, at Regina Medical Center after a brief illness. Interment will be at St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Vermillion on Tuesday, July 10, 2018.


    John "Jack" Frandrup,
    Age 58 of Hastings, died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday evening, July 3, 2018. He spent the day celebrating his birthday, and was able to take one final trip to the Steinhaus in Vermillion. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 9, 2018, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Vermillion, with Father Cole Kracke officiating. Interment will follow at the parish cemetery.

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