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    Sandra M. "Sandy" Hill, age 69 of Hastings, Minnesota, passed away on November 30, 2020 at home after a courageous battle with cancer. Survived by her twin sister, Beverly (Dan) Scott and siblings, Kitty (Gary) Robinson and Cindy (Leo) Ballesteros; best friend, Chris Johnson; many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and nephews; and by many other relatives and friends. A private family graveside service will be held at General Lutheran Cemetery in South St. Paul.


    Marjorie M. Pabst, age 83, of Hastings, passed away November 29, 2020. Survived by children, Cindy (Pat) Teal; Sally (Mike) Benner; Joseph (Debra) Pabst, and Sharon (Christopher) VanDyke; grandchildren, Randall Johnson, Bethany (Randy) Bagwill, Jeremy (Christine) Teal, and Alyssa (Kurt) Kangas; Matt (Erin) Benner, Jill (John) Junker and Rob (Anna) Benner; Sayer, Coleman and Carter VanDyke; great grandchildren, Lilian, Jackson, Easton, Adam, Tenley, Chloe and Carly; Scarlet, Asa, Johnny, Jase, Jules, Nathan, Nora and Michael; siblings, Joan Steffenhagen, Mildred Ruhr and Lois Ruhr; many godchildren; and many other relatives and friends. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 am Thursday, December 3, 2020, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2035 W. 15th St., Hastings. Interment will follow at the parish cemetery.


    Elizabeth "Betty" McCoy (Rother), age 91, of Hastings, passed away November 27, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack; children, Michael and Maureen. Survived by 7-children, 18 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren. A Private Mass of Christian Burial is being held Wednesday, Dec. 2.


    Hannah Naomi Johnson, age 37, passed away with family at her side on Wednesday, November 25, 2020, at Regions Hospital in St Paul, MN. Survived by her daughter, Isabel. Her mother and father.   The family will have a Celebration of Life Service to honor Hannah's life and legacy at a later date.


    Douglas "Doug" Fish, age 68 of Hastings, passed away on Tuesday, November 24, 2020. Survived by his wife, Marcia; son Michael (Liza) Fish, step-sons Taylor (Kelsey) Vander Aarde and Luke (Lanette) Vander Aarde; grandchildren Ryan, Ethan, Bailey, Logan, Brooklyn, Jacob and Jonah; and sister Diane (Michael) Quinn; and by other relatives and friends. The family will host an outdoor celebration of Doug's life on Saturday, November 28th from 4-5pm at the family hobby farm, 21050 Red Wing Blvd., Hastings, MN 55033. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Doug's name to the Christian Worship Hour.


    Dorothy Mae Engel,
    Age 93 passed away peacefully at J. A. Wedum Residential Hospice in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota on Tuesday, 17 November 2020.

    Dorothy Mae, the daughter of William John Engel and Mabel Dorothy Petersen was born 21 April 1927, in Lincoln Township, Grundy County, Iowa, Dorothy graduated from Reinbeck High School, Reinbeck, Iowa. She loved and excelled at music both during and after high school. She married Erwin Dale Coffman on 9 February 1946. In 1956, the family moved to Grundy Center, Iowa and remained there until 1965 when they moved to Hastings, Minnesota. She worked at Perman's in Hastings. Dorothy loved her family, the Minnesota Twins, going to her grandchildren's events, crossword puzzles and music (especially Frank Sinatra).

    She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and her husband. She is survived and greatly missed and loved by her three daughters: Karen (Pat) Kelly, Linda (David) Dotson, and Deb (Terry) Matula; six grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild.

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


    Wayne M. House, age 80 of Hastings, died suddenly but peacefully at home on Friday morning, November 20, 2020. Survived by his children, Tim House (Olga Aponte), Bobbie (Peter) Neuharth, Mallory House, and Emery House; grandchildren, Cole Millerbernd, Cora Neuharth, and Caden Neuharth; former wife, Gwen Slotto; special friend, Joyce; and by other relatives and good friends at Oak Ridge in Hastings. Celebration of Wayne's life will be held at a later date.


    Catherine "Cathy" Berg, age 52 of Maple Grove, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Saturday morning, November 21, 2020, following a recent battle with Covid-19. Cathy fought hard through her journey with colon cancer during the past few years, but is now at peace. Survived by her loving husband, Kevin; children, Matt and Megan Berg; parents, Tom and Margaret Shannon; sister, Patty (Pat) McNamara; mother-in-law, Joyce Berg; brother-in-law, Jim (Jonda) Berg; nieces, Jenna (Chris) Karpuk and Katie Berg; godmother, Mary (Dwain) Kasel; and by many other relatives and dear friends. A Private Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, November 28, 2020, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Hastings, with Father David Hennen officiating. Interment will follow at the parish cemetery. The Mass will be live-streamed on the funeral home's Facebook page starting at 11:00 a.m. Family and friends are cordially invited to a visitation from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday evening at Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel of Hastings.


    Kathleen J. "Kathy" Zuk, age 76 of Hastings, died peacefully following an extended illness on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at Regina Senior Living in Hastings. Survived by her children, Ivy (David) Clark, Rodney (Tina) Richardson, and Jill (Paul) Crabb Owen; grandchildren, Ashley (Garren) Wentzel, Jamie (Jackie) Clark, Jesse Clark, Derrik (Sam) Richardson, Mackenzie Richardson, Hailee (Pedro) Pacheco, Paul Pacheco Jr., and Javier Pacheo; great grandson, Theodore Clark; siblings, Joan (Terry) Weglarz and Joe (Barb) Hennessy; and by many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. A private family service will be held, with a public Celebration of Kathy's Life being held when restrictions allow at a later date.


    Yvonne R. McNamara, age 80 of Hastings, died peacefully at Regions Hospital in St. Paul on Wednesday evening, November 18, 2020. Survived by her husband, Art; children, Christine (Don) Moe, Julie (Ronald) Kaplan, Susan (Greg) Roe, Lisa (Rob) Garves, and Kevin (Katie) McNamara; grandchildren, Adam Clark, Andrea (Ryan) Onstad, Aaron Moe, Madi Roe, Faith Moe, Tanner Roe, Heather Garves, Ryan Garves, Zachary Garves, Taylor Garves, Eddie McNamara, and Marjie McNamara; siblings, LeRoy "Bubby" (Marlene) Smrstick, Jerry (Deloris) Smrstick, Donny (Evy) Smrstick, Annette "Sis" (Robert) Vaughn, Dennis (Bonnie) Smrstick, Bobby (Beverly) Smrstick, Kathy (John) Cleere, and Larry (Diane) Smrstick; and by many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. A Private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Hastings. Interment will follow at the parish cemetery. Yvonne's family is planning to host a Celebration of Her Life when times allow, please continue to check back for those details.
    Yvonne's family kindly requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be directed to the Alzheimer's Association or to the donor's choice in her memory.


    John Moitzheim, age 91, of Hastings, passed away on November 12, 2020 at White Pines Assisted Living. John is survived by wife of 60 years, Florence; children, Deb Zeien, Linda Kuchera, David Moitzheim, and Mark Moitzheim; grandchildren, Dustin Kuchera, Elizabeth Kuchera, Rachel Gieser, Michelle Gleason, Matthew Moitzheim, Michael Moitzheim, Gunnar Moitzheim, and Juliet Moitzheim; and by other relatives and friends. Private family services will be held.


    Kristine "Kris" Neve, age 57 of Hastings, died suddenly but peacefully at home on Wednesday evening, November 18, 2020. Kris is survived by her loving husband, Chuck; stepsons, William and Douglas Neve; siblings, Dennis (Sue Bushee) Rabehl, Pamela (Bruce) Gustine, and Neil (Dee) Rabehl; aunt, Aileen Quaale; uncle, John Halvorson; niece and nephew, Bryan Rabehl and Garrett Rabehl; cousins, Terry, Kevin, Karen, Bruce, Brian, Brad, and Amy; and by other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 24, 2020, at Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel of Hastings, with Gordon Gathright officiating. Interment will follow at Lakeside Cemetery in Hastings.


    Tony D. Lundblad, age 62, of Hastings, passed away November 17, 2020. Survived by life partner, Bonnie Wilmar; daughters, Nicole and Erin; step children, Siobhan (Adrian) Martinez and Kyle Wilmar; special grandchildren, Christian and Diego; siblings, Sandra (Greg) Koehler, Nancy (Guy) Cashman, Pamela (Paul) Moen, John Lundblad and Robert Lundblad; best friend and cousin, Denny Lundblad; many other relatives and friends. Due to Covid, services are pending.


    Beverly R. "Bev" Samuelson,
    Age 77 of Hastings, died peacefully at home on Sunday morning, November 15, 2020, following a recent battle with cancer.

    Beverly Rose, the daughter of Michael and Marie (Meyers) Fox, was born on May 18, 1943, in Hastings. Following her graduation from Hastings High School with the class of 1962, Bev was united in marriage to Day E. "Ed" Samuelson on August 6, 1966. They were blessed with two sons and fifty-two years of marriage prior to his passing on August 26, 2018. Bev was a longtime retail employee with various companies. She enjoyed decorating and had good taste in everything she did. Bev also enjoyed the time she spent tending to her flower gardens and household plants. She spent many wonderful times traveling with friends over the years, and cherished the friendships she had. Bev was also a very faithful woman, and never missed the opportunity to attend Mass. Most of all, Bev loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

    She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ed; and by her brother and sisters-in-law, Barbara Samuelson, John "Jack" Samuelson, George Nelson, and Gloria Fox.

    Beverly is survived by her sons, Mark Samuelson and Tim Samuelson; grandchildren, Isaac, Ella, and Lucy Samuelson; siblings, Mary Nelson and Len (Roberta) Fox; and by many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

    Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, November 19, 2020, at Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel of Hastings, with Father David Hennen officiating. Interment will follow at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Cemetery.

    Family and friends are invited to watch the service on the funeral home's Facebook page starting at 11:00 a.m.

    In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to American Cancer Society in memory of Beverly.

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


    Caroline L. Johnson, age 68, of Hastings, passed away peacefully at home November 17, 2020. Survived by her sons, Chris Chandler, Justin Aaron, Daniel Johnson and Tim Johnson; grandchildren, Autumn and Jace Aaron; brother, Dennis Aaron; sister, Janice Kelly; many other relatives and friends. Due to COVID-19 a memorial service is pending until a later date.


    Yvonne R. Greek, age 80, of Hastings, passed away November 13, 2020 surrounded by her family. She is survived by her children, Gary (Mary) Adams, Mitch (Camille) Adams, Debra (Bob) Winquist, Tanya (Rob) Feidt, and Karin (Drey) Bentjen; 9 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren; and her siblings, nieces and nephews. A graveside service, open to family and friends, will be held on Thursday, November 19 at 2:00 pm at Pine Glen Cemetery in Prescott. Following the grave side service, a celebration of life will be held at the Eagles Club in Hastings.


    Mary Creed Malban passed away at age 94 on November 3, 2020. She is survived by her sons, David of Duluth and Greg (Jessica) of Woodbury; grandchildren, John N. "Jack" Malban of St. Paul and Kaley Creed Malban (Daniel Cravens) of Cedar Crest, NM; and son in law, Jeff Harthun of Dallas, TX. Mary was a longtime member and supporter of the Resurrection United Methodist Church of Hastings. A private gathering has been held at the funeral home. The family wishes to thank the staff at Regions Hospital where Mary was well cared for in her final illness.


    Jon D. Carlberg, age 55, of Hastings, passed away November 13, 2020. He is survived by his daughters, Lindsey Carlberg and Samantha (Tyler) Hilsgen; grandchildren, Leland Carlberg and Levi and Alaina Hilsgen, parents, Joyce (Marshall) Johnson, and Bucky (Kathy) Carlberg; siblings, Jeanice (Jim) Meier and Marshall Jr. (Janeen) Johnson; 7 nephews, other relatives and many friends. A memorial gathering will be held on Wednesday, November 18th. Interment, Lakeside Cemetery in Hastings.


    Frances "Fran" Schneider,
    Age 82 of Hastings, died peacefully on Sunday morning, November 8, 2020, at Regina Senior Living in Hastings.

    Frances Louise, the daughter of William and Caroline (Keller) Wagner, was born on January 16, 1938, in rural Dakota County, Minnesota. Following her graduation from Hastings High School, Fran was united in marriage to John Schneider. Fran began working at Koch Refinery before her longtime career of working at various schools. She enjoyed the friendships with both her coworkers and students, and eventually retired from the District Office in Hastings. In 2003, Fran was united in marriage to Warren Quade. Fran lived life to the fullest, and cherished the time spent with family and friends. She was a die-hard Christmas decorator, and would often times spend at least a month getting everything set up. Fran was also a dedicated volunteer in the Hastings area, and she specifically enjoyed spending time with her friends at Regina Auxiliary and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church.

    She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Lu Ann Stoffel and Bud Wagner; sister-in-law, Pat Wagner; brother-in-law, Donald Meyer; and by her former husband, John Schneider.

    Fran is survived by her children, Kolleen Schneider (Bryan Massman) and Kyle Schneider (friend, Johanna Tufte): grandchildren, Alex and Anna Schneider; siblings, Leila Meyer, Larry Wagner, and W.V. "Butch" (Jeannie) Wagner; sister-in-law, Claudia Wagner; former husband and good friend, Warren Quade; and by many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and dear friends.

    A Celebration of Fran's Life will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, November 12, 2020, at Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel of Hastings, with Father David Hennen officiating. Interment will follow at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Cemetery. As we all know, Fran always wore bright and festive attire, so we're requesting no black for the service, rather wear something she would approve.

    Family and friends are cordially invited to a visitation from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Thursday morning at the funeral home.

    In lieu of flowers, Fran's family requests memorials be donated to Regina Auxiliary or to the donor's choice in her memory.

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


    Charlotte Jean (Gove) Sieben,
    Age 88 of Hastings, MN, passed away peacefully at home Saturday evening, November 7, 2020.

    She was preceded in death by her mother Felicitas (Reichling) Gove Truax and father John E. Gove; brothers, Stan, Ken and Gordon Gove in infancy; and her husband, Brevet Lieutenant General James G. "Jim" Sieben.

    Char was born on November 28, 1931, in Hastings. Growing-up, Char and her family were strong members of Saint Boniface Church where she and Jim were united in marriage on July 10, 1954. They met when she was working as a "Soda-Jerk" at the Sieben Drugstore in downtown Hastings. Char always joked that she didn't like the way he bossed her around at the family drugstore, so she got even and married him. Though Jim was used to giving orders, he affectionately called Char "The War Department". Char and Jim were blessed with three children: Jim, Lisa and Terry, and were married 44 years until Jim's death in 1998.

    Char had many life-long friends, was in the same card-club for over 50 years and enjoyed a good game of cribbage with her brother Ray and dear friend Audrey. She was known for her quick wit, her spunk and telling it like it was. She was a wonderful mother and even better grandmother. Char was known for many things: she was a good cook and took great pride in her home and was especially known for her Party Mix, which was served at all family events. Char was a woman of great faith, and was a life-long member of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish. She did many things behind the scenes, often times giving her time, talent and treasure.

    Char lived in the family home across from Roadside Park for 63 years before moving to her townhouse. She struggled with her health the last few years, but she was blessed to live in her home until her death. Char was an inspiration in the way she approached the last few months of her life and the family is grateful for her around-the-clock care team.

    Char's family gratefully acknowledges the kind and loving care provided by Yvonne and Joenita from Home Care Solutions, compassionate nursing from Adrianne, Ashley and others at Hospice of the Midwest, as well as Mark and Sam at Regina Transitional Care.

    Char is survived by children, James (Deborah), Lisa Sieben (Ray Kennedy), and Terrance (Maureen McNeary); seven grandchildren, James (Danielle Miller) Sieben, Catherine (David) Blair, Daniel (Jesse) Kennedy, Ian Kennedy, Thomas (Mackenzie) Kennedy, and Grace and Jack Sieben; great grandchildren, Abbey and Mark Kennedy, brother Raymond (Joan) Gove; sisters-in-law, Jean Gove and Charlene Gove; and by many nieces and nephews.

    Private family Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, November 11, 2020, concelebrated by Father Cole Kracke and Father Abraham George Kochupurackal. Interment will be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton Parish Cemetery. The Mass will be live streamed on the Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel Facebook page beginning at 11:00 a.m.

    Family and friends are cordially invited to a Socially-Distance Observed visitation from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday evening, and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning, all at the funeral home.

    In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Hospice of the Midwest or SEAS Sharing & Caring Hands Ministry in memory of Char.

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


    Patricia H. Sperr, age 90, of Hastings, passed away at Regina Senior Living on October 31, 2020. Survived by children, John M. Sperr, Annette (Jeff) Erickson, Calvin Sperr (Sandy Wortman), Michael (Pamela) Sperr; grandchildren, Andrew (Sarah), Lydia, and Matthew Erickson; Boden and Delaney Sperr; Emma, Joseph, and Grace Sperr; and many other relatives and friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, November 14 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2035 W. 15th St., Hastings, Interment following mass at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Cemetery.


    Mary C. Malban, age 94 of Hastings, died peacefully on Tuesday morning, November 3, 2020, at Regions Hospital in St. Paul. A private family ceremony took place.

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