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    Alan (Butch) Cowden Jr.
    Age 64 of Hastings passed away Wednesday, July 28th at the VA Hospital with his mom at his side.

    A celebration of life will be held at the Resurrections United Methodist Church, 15th and Maple Streets in Hastings on Thursday, August 5th. A visitation will take place one hour prior to the service from 10 to 11Am with the service 11AM until noon. Lunch will follow

    Memorials are preferred to Education Fund for his grandchildren.


    Daniel S. "Dan" Pudil,
    Age 57, of Hastings, died suddenly at home on Monday evening, July 26, 2021.

    A Celebration of Dan's Life will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Saturday, September 25, 2021, at a local funeral home. Private interment will take place at a later date.


    Ann (Harder) Curren,
    Age 70, of Hastings (formerly of St. Paul), peacefully passed away on July 19th.

    A memorial service will be on Tuesday, August 3rd at 5pm at a local funeral home, with a visitation one hour prior and reception to follow.


    Curtis E. Arthurs,
    Age 78 of Hastings, died suddenly but peacefully at home on Thursday morning, July 22.
       Private family services will be held.


    Carol A. Carr,
    Age 79, of Hastings, passed away at home July 17, 2021.
       
    Carol is survived by her children, Jeffrey (Lori) Neitzke, Kimberly Cunov and Kent (Lynn) Neitzke; grandchildren, Jonathan (Lauren) Neitzke, Elizabeth (Anthony) Crossnoe, Zachary Neitzke, Nicholas (McKinzie) Neitzke and Savannah Neitzke; great grandchildren, Sylvia and Nolan Neitzke and Millie Crossnoe; sister, Elaine (James) Bambenek; many other relatives and friends.

    A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday July 30 at 10:30 AM at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2035 W. 15th St. in Hastings. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at church. Private Interment, St. Mary's Cemetery in Winona.


    John Nicholas Boston,
    63, of Hastings, passed away on July 20th, 2021.

    There will be a memorial service held on Monday, July 26th at 6:00 PM at Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel, 3075 Vermillion St. in Hastings, Minnesota.
       
    A visitation will be held 2 hours prior to the service at the funeral home. A reception will follow the service. John will be cremated, and interment will occur at the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Cemetery at a later date.


    Timothy "Tim" Larson,
    Age 63 of Rosemount, died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Saturday morning, July 17, 2021.
       
    A Celebration of Tim's Life will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 27, 2021, at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 12650 Johnny Cake Ridge Road, in Apple Valley. Private family interment will be held at a later date.
       
    Family and friends are cordially invited to a visitation for one hour prior to the service, and a reception immediately following the service, all at the church on Tuesday.
       
    In lieu of flowers, Tim's family requests memorials be directed to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital in his memory.


    Jean E. Johnson,
    Age 88 of Hastings, died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Friday afternoon, July 16, 2021.
       
    Jean Elizabeth, the daughter of Alfred and Winifred (Williams) Espenson, was born on May 25, 1933, in New Ulm, Minnesota. Following her graduation from Owatonna High School with the class of 1951, Jean continued her education in Nursing and received her LPN Degree. On November 5, 1954, she was united in marriage to the love of her life, Kent G. Johnson. Jean was a thirty-plus year LPN Nurse at Regina Medical Center in Hastings where she truly loved working in the newborn nursery. She also enjoyed singing, playing the piano, and going for rides in Kent's 1942 Buick. Jean was a very faith-filled women who prayed for her family and friends, led Sunday School for many years, regularly attended bible study, and volunteered at her church in any way she could.
       
    She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Kent; son, Michael; and by her siblings, Kenneth Espenson, Donald Espenson, Helen Espenson, and Alice Cornelius.
       
    Jean is survived by her daughters, Diane (Fred) Berry and Lynn (Jim) Raway; grandchildren; Jason Raway, Brad (Anna) Raway, Jonna Berry, Christa Berry, Cindy (Steve) Kieffer, and Heather (Mike) Darst; eleven great grandchildren; brother, Byron (Jeanie) Espenson; and by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
       
    Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel of Hastings, with Gordon Gathright officiating. Interment will follow at Lakeside Cemetery in Hastings.
       
    Family and friends are cordially invited to a visitation from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m., and to a reception immediately following the interment, all at the funeral home on Wednesday.
       


    Thomas A. "Tom" McConnell,
    Age 86 of Hastings, died peacefully on Thursday morning July 15, 2021, at Mayo Clinic ~ St. Mary's Campus in Rochester.
       Tom is survived by his wife, Phyllis; children, Dave (Lynn) McConnell of Hastings MN, Nancy (David) DesCombes of Morrison CO, Tom McConnell of Balaton MN, and Liz (Tom) Schiller of Hastings MN; sixteen grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren; and by many other relatives and friends.
       In keeping with Tom's wishes, no formal memorial services will be held. Interment will take place in Lamberton, Minnesota at a later date.


    Dale Clarence Tukua,
    Age 83 of Hastings, passed away with his family at his side on Tuesday, July 13, 2021.
       Memorial services will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 19, 2021, 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 for one hour prior to the service at church on Monday.


    Kyle D. Hamilton,
    Age 30 of Hastings, died tragically on Saturday morning, July 10, 2021, in Hastings.
       Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, July 22, 2021, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Hastings, with Father David Hennen officiating. Interment will follow at the parish cemetery.
       Family and friends are cordially invited to a visitation from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday evening, and also for one hour prior to Mass at church on Thursday.


    Donna (Shafer) Lawhead,
    90, of Las Vegas, NV, formerly of Hastings, MN, and Columbus, OH, was called Home by her Heavenly Father on June 5. Donna was employed many years at Bank One of Columbus. She enjoyed volunteering, golf, bowling, traveling, cooking, and baking.
       Donna is survived by daughter Beverly Lawhead Shafer of Costa Rica, honorary children Jim and Karen McNamara of SC (formerly of Hastings); granddaughters Gina (Dave) Madsen, Bayport, MN, Leah (Jason) Loera, North Las Vegas, NV, and Elizabeth Flory, USAF; great-grandchildren Alayna (Carson) Davis, Carson Madsen, and Taylor Montez; and great-great-granddaughter Ivy Davis.
       She was preceded in death by her dear husband Arthur of 62 years; parents Thearle and Orpha Shafer; brothers Carl, Vearle and Bruce; sisters Murna, Thelma, Clarice, and Thea; and grandson Matthew Flory.
       Donna's memorial service will be at St. Philip's Lutheran Church in Hastings at 11:00am on Saturday, July 24. A luncheon at the church will follow the service. She will be laid to rest next to her husband at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis on Monday, July 26 at 9:30am.
       


    Aimee L. Leifeld,
    Age 51 of Hastings, died from an unexpected cardiac event on Monday afternoon, July 12, 2021.
       Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 20, 2021. Private family interment will take place at a later date.
       Family and friends are cordially invited to a visitation from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday evening, and for one hour prior to the service on Tuesday morning. A reception will also immediately be following the funeral service on Tuesday, at the funeral home.


    Richard L. Ginther,
    Age 66, of Hastings, MN, passed away on July 12th, 2021 surrounded by his family.
       A memorial service will be held on Sunday, July 18 at 4:00 pm.
       A visitation will be held 2 hours prior to the service at the funeral home.


    Ronald D. Molstad
    Died at the age of 72 on Thursday, July 8th at Regions Hospital in St. Paul.
       Funeral services will be held at 5 PM on Saturday July 17th.
       Visitation will be from 4 to 5 PM prior to the services. A reception follows until 7 PM.
       Interment will be on a later date, in the family plot in Mason City Iowa.


    William G. King,
    Age 93 of Hastings, Minnesota, died peacefully at United Hospital on Tuesday morning, July 6, 2021.
       William "Bill", the son of William H. and Anna (Eilen), was born on November 15, 1927, in Miesville, Minnesota. Bill was joined in Holy Matrimony to Theresa Leifeld on June 15, 1949 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Vermillion, MN. Together they lived and worked their family farm raising 14 children. Bill also worked for Hudson Manufacturing, The Hastings Bus Company, and as an electrician. Bill was a member of the Knights of Columbus.
       He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Theresa; his son William "Bill" King Jr.; his grandson, Kevin McDonald; his sons-in-laws, Tim McDonald and William Halek; and by his eight siblings.
       Bill is survived by his children, Theresa (Neil) Rademacher of Afton, MN; Elizabeth (Rick Brandeburg) King of Portland, OR; Robert (Karen) King of Hastings, MN; JoAnne McDonald of Cottage Grove, MN; Daniel (Janet) King of Hastings, MN; John (Kathy) King of Nisland, SD; Janice (Larry) Hruza of St. Paul, MN; Sharon (Joe) Hruza of Hastings, MN; Rosanne (Jeff) Otto of Hastings, MN; Paul (Mary) King of Hastings, MN; Mary Gale (John Melchert) of Eden Prairie, MN; Richard (Jenny) King of Hastings, MN; Patrick King of Eagan, MN; 37 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren, and by many extended family members.
       Family and friends are cordially invited to a visitation on Sunday, July 11 from 2pm - 6pm at Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel of Hastings.
       Funeral services will be held at 11am on Monday, July 12 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in New Trier, with Father Mike Tix officiating. Visitation will begin at 10am with a luncheon to follow services at the church. Interment, St. Mary's Cemetery.
       


    William G. King,
    Age 93 of Hastings, Minnesota, died peacefully at United Hospital on Tuesday morning, July 6, 2021.
    Funeral services will be held at 11am on Monday, July 12 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in New Trier. Visitation will begin at 10 AM with a luncheon to follow services at the church. Interment, St. Mary's Cemetery.
       Family and friends are cordially invited to a visitation on Sunday, July 11 from 2 to 6 PM at the funeral home in Hastings.


    Pieter H. Sigtermans,
    Age 86 of Hastings, died Thursday morning, July 1, 2021, at Regina Medical Center in Hastings.
    He is survived by sister Jeanne, son Walter Sigtermans (Marlien), daughter Sara Wittgenstein (Vic III), sisters-in-law Carole and Lynda and his grandkids; Louis, Nadine, Renee, Victor IV, Gabrielle and Clara.
       Private family services will be held.


    Bert Goderstad
    A Memorial Service celebrating the life of Bert Goderstad will be held on Saturday, July 17 at St. Philip's Lutheran Church, 1401 W. 15th Street, Hastings. Visitation beginning at 12:30 with service at 2 PM. Reception following.


    John W. Vogelgesang,
    Age 58 of Siren, Wisconsin, died suddenly but peacefully at home on Thursday afternoon, July 1, 2021.
    Memorial services will be held 6:00 p.m. Thursday, July 15, 2021, at Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel of Hastings, with Pastor Jim Bzoskie officiating.
    Family and friends are cordially invited to a visitation from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., and to a reception immediately following the service, all at the funeral home on Thursday.

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