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    Monte Foyte,
    Age 54, of Hastings, passed away unexpectedly at his childhood home on September 21, 2022.

    And end of life celebration will be determined at a later time with an organized event thru the Dakota County Dirt Diggers Club.

    Phyllis Christine Mason:
    On September 21, 2022, Phyllis Christine Mason passed away in the comfort of her home. She died at the age of 84.

    Upon her request there will be no services. At a later date, she will be buried at the Cedar City Cemetery.

    John Kinney (Stoney),
    50, of Hastings, died September 13th, 2022, at his home after battling cancer.

    The Kinney Family will host a celebration of life for John on October 15th, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at Scharr's Bluff in Hastings. Those who knew John are welcome to join and share memories.

    In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

    Michael Vernon Jenson
    On Friday, September 16th, 2022, Michael Vernon Jenson, beloved husband, brother and uncle passed away at the age of 73.

    A Celebration of Life and Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, Oct 1st 2022 at 11 am with a visitation from 10 to 11, in Hastings.

    Irene Smith,
    95, of Hampton passed away peacefully in her sleep on September 3, 2022 at Regina Care Center in Hastings.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 am Saturday, September 24 at St. Mathias Catholic Church in Hampton with visitation one hour prior at the church.

    Interment will be in the St. Mathias Catholic Church Cemetery.

    Jerome Francis Huppert,

    Age 63, of Ellsworth, died unexpectedly, Saturday September 17th, 2022 at his residence of natural causes. A Celebration of Life for Jerome Huppert will be held on Saturday, October 8th from, 9 AM to 11 AM, with a prayer service to conclude at 11 AM, in Ellsworth.

    Private Interment will be in the St. Francis Cemetery in Ellsworth.

    Ronald "Ron" Boucher,
    85 of Hastings, MN, formerly of Colorado Springs and Apache Junction, passed away peacefully with his loving wife by his side on August 8, 2022 at United Hospital in St Paul, MN.

    No service is scheduled at this time.

    Kelly Lorentz,
    58, of Hastings, passed away unexpectedly on Sept 12, 2022 at her home.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 AM Tuesday, September 20 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, with visitation from 9:00 to 11:00 AM at the church.

    Interment will be in the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Cemetery in Hastings.

    Charlie R. Lindberg,
    19, died peacefully at home on September 13, 2022 with his dog Ruby, by his side.

    An open house visitation will be 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Saturday, September 17, and a Celebration of Life service will be 3:00 pm Sunday, September 18 with visitation one hour prior, all in Hastings.

    Frank Sofio,

    Passed away peacefully at his home on September 6, 2022 after a very short battle with acute leukemia at the age of 86.

    A "Remembrance and Celebration" will be held 11:00 AM on September 24th at his home.

    Karl Karlson,
    Age 92, of New Centerville, died September 8th at his residence with family at his side. Funeral service for Karl Karlson will be 11AM, Saturday September 17th at the Journey Church, 605 Valley View Drive in River Falls. Visitation will be on Friday September 16th, from 4pm to 7pm in Baldwin as well as one hour prior to the service at church Saturday morning. Full military honors paying tribute to his service in the 82nd Airborne Division of the Army will be performed by the American Legion Post of River Falls. Burial will be in the North Rush River Cemetery, in rural River Falls.

    Gwynneth "Gwen" McCormick,
    Former resident of Hastings, passed away on September 4 at the age of 96 in St. Charles, Illinois. Funeral Services are being handled in the St. Charles area.

    Biruta Straumanis,
    Age 96 of River Falls, beloved mother and grandmother was reunited with her husband Alfred on September 9th at the River Falls Hospital.

    A Celebration of Life is being planned.

    Mary Lou Joan Bauer (Geronime)

    Mary Lou Joan Bauer (Geronime),
    Born in 1935 and was called back to heaven on September 6, 2022.
    A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, September 10 at 11:00 AM at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Vermillion, MN. Visitation will be held on Friday, September 9. Interment services will be held immediately after Mass.

    Richard Thom

    Richard Thom,
    Age 83, of Ellsworth, WI passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 4 at his residence in rural Ellsworth.
    Funeral arrangements are pending.

    Margaret Timmerman

    Margaret Timmerman,
    Age 100, of River Falls, WI passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 3 in Hudson, WI.
    Funeral arrangements are pending.

    Anita (Kimmes) Freiermuth,
    Age 82, of Miesville, died peacefully at her home surrounded by family on September 4th.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00am Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Miesville with Father Terry Beeson celebrating.

    Visitation will be held 4:00pm 7:00pm Tuesday, September 6, in Hastings and one hour before the funeral on Wednesday, September 7, at the church.

    Judith "Judy" Lee (Schoeb) Kitzmann,
    Age 75, of Hastings, passed away August 30, 2022 with her family by her side.

    A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2022 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM, in Hastings.

    A private Interment will be held at Calvary Cemetery in St. Peter at a later date.

    Norma Jean Swanson,
    72, of Hastings went home to be with her Savior on August 27, 2022.

    A Celebration of Life will be 2:00 pm Friday, September 2 in Hastings with a visitation from 12:00 to 2:00 pm at the funeral home.

    Interment will be in the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Cemetery.

    Timothy (Tim) W Nelson,
    58 years old passed away on August 24th, after a short but courageous battle with cancer.

    Visitation will be 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 31, in Hastings.

    Memorial service will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 1 at Crossroads Church of Hastings with visitation from 10:00 a.m to 11:00 a.m. in the church, prior to the service.

    Scott Louis Hinck,
    Age 55, of Hastings, MN was born in Red Wing, on September 24, 1967, to Dennis and Lila (Jablonski) Hinck. After a fight with cancer Scott passed away at Regina Hospital in Hastings on August 17, 2022.

    A celebration of life will be held in Hastings in the month of September.

    Verneale V. Hoffman,
    Age 89, of Red Wing passed away Friday, August 26 at Saint Crispin, Red Wing.

    A Celebration of Verneale's life will be held Wednesday, August 31 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM in Hastings. Interment will take place at Maiden Rock Cemetery, 110th Ave., in Maiden Rock.

    Avon Maxine Kohl,
    Age 97 of River Falls died peacefully August 26th at Comforts of Home in River Falls with her family by her side.

    Funeral services are pending.

    Edward Parkin,
    88, of Hastings passed away unexpectedly on August 23, 2022, at home.

    Funeral Services will be 11:30 am Saturday, September 3, with a visitation from 10:00 am to 11:30 am at St. Philip's Lutheran Church, 1401 15th Street West, in Hastings.

    Scott Taylor,
    81 years of age, moved to his eternal home on August 24th, 2022.

    A celebration of Scott's life will be held in River Falls on September 10th, with a visitation from 10:00am to 12:00pm; followed by a service at 12:00pm.

    A reception at Junior's will follow the service.

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