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    Sue Hiniker, 88

    Sue Hiniker, age 88 of Prescott, died Saturday, June 15, 2024 at Regions Hospital following an unexpected medical emergency.

    Sue was born on May 26, 1936 in Red Wing, Minnesota the daughter of Irwin and Helen (Cremer) Magee. Sue attended elementary school in Prescott before graduating from Derham Hall High School in St. Paul in 1954. She would further her schooling at Barry College in Miami, Florida where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Home Economics in 1958.
    On June 28, 1958, she walked down the aisle at St. Josephs Catholic Church in Prescott and said, "I Do" to a young man from Hastings. H. Peter Hiniker and Sue Magee were married and embarked on 66 years of marriage, which included the addition of six children. Sue was through and through a homemaker who cherished her family. She was a true matriarch who took the greatest pride in tending to her family. She loved hosting family dinner events and enjoyed planning parties with fun hors d'oeuvres, even teaching a class at the local high school. Sue thoroughly enjoyed traveling and had wonderful family filled memories whether to Florida, Mexico or Europe. If you knew Sue, you came to appreciate her devotion to her faith. Her Catholic faith was evident in her daily routine and the care in which she raised her children. Her rosary was worn out as she recited it daily, praying for her family and friends well-being. Sue also enjoyed working with young girls as the first woman Field Director for the Miss Wisconsin pageant, as well as the Girl Scouts for numerous years.

    Sue will remain in the hearts of her husband H. Peter; children Michael Hiniker, Peter (Melody Dikkers) Hiniker, Mary (Larry) Johnson, Mark (Tina) Hiniker, Craig Hiniker and Nancy (Ramon) Perez; grandchildren Tori, Tyler, Tara Johnson, Sophia, Michael Perez; brother-in-law Edward Hiniker, sisters-in-law Allene Hiniker and Mary Magee. Preceded in death by her parents Irwin (Helen) Magee, brothers John Magee and Robert (Gayle) Magee, sister-in-law Joan Hiniker and brother-in-law John Hiniker.

    Mass of Christian Burial for Sue Hiniker will be 11am, Wednesday, June 19th at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Prescott. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be two hours prior, from 9am to 11am at St. Joseph's Church.

    Funeral services have been entrusted to the O'Connell Family Funeral Home of Prescott.

       

    Kenneth Roen, 92

    Kenneth Melvin Roen, age 92, of Prescott, passed away on Friday, June 14, 2024, at United Hospital in St. Paul, MN. He was born on February 22, 1932, in River Falls, WI, the son of Melvin and Helga (Borgerson) Roen. Kenneth attended River Falls High School, graduating with the class of 1950, and furthered his education at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, earning a master's degree in education. On August 12, 1961, he married Deanna Blunt at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mason City, Iowa.

    Kenneth's life in Prescott was a testament to his enduring love for the community, where he lived and thrived for an impressive 65 years. His journey was deeply intertwined with Prescott, highlighted by his dedicated 37-year career as a respected teacher at Prescott Schools. Beyond the classroom, Kenneth's true passions came to life.

    He possessed a remarkable skill in woodworking, finding solace and fulfillment in refinishing furniture and meticulously caning chairs. His hands were happiest when immersed in the earth, tending to his beloved gardens and feeling the soil between his toes as he moved barefoot through his yard. An avid collector, Kenneth's fascination with antiques reflected his appreciation for craftsmanship and history, each piece cherished and proudly displayed in his home.

    Yet, perhaps his greatest source of joy was the family cabin nestled by a serene northern lake. Here, amidst tranquil waters and the embrace of nature, Kenneth found sanctuary and created enduring memories with those he held dear. His legacy resonates not only through his professional contributions and hobbies but also in the warmth and generosity he shared with all who knew him.

    Ken and Deanna were charter and active members of Joy Lutheran Church in Prescott for almost 50 years. Ken and Deanna also owned and operated the K-D-Did Gift Shop, becoming an integral part of the Prescott community. Ken worked at the Afton Apple Orchard for 32 years. He enjoyed being part of the team and was awarded for his work there.

    Kenneth was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Deanna Roen, his parents Melvin and Helga Roen, and his siblings Marlys (Lloyd) Torkleson, Doris (Glen) Knutson, Lyle (Bev) Roen, Harley (Doris) Roen, and Arnold (Evie) Roen. He is survived by his children Randall (Sharon) Roen, Greta (Dennis) Fliegal, Elsa (Radley) Seuferer, and Eric (LaShelli) Roen, along with eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and numerous nieces and nephews.

    A funeral service will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday, June 20, 2024, at Joy Lutheran Church, 1435 St. Croix St., Prescott, WI 54021. Grandchildren: Curtis Fliegal, Marissa Roen-Boettcher, Dayton Seuferer, Jacob Roen, Bjorn Roen, Emily Armstong, and Thor Roen will serve as active casket bearers. The honorary casket bearer will be his granddaughter, Sadie Goodrum. Burial will follow at Pine Glen Cemetery in Prescott.

    In Lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the family. Please send to O'Connell Family Funeral Home: 225 South Orin Rd, Prescott, WI 54021.

    Services are entrusted to OConnell Family Funeral Homes of Prescott, www.oconnellfuneralhomes.com, 715-262-5404

       

    Shirley Bachman, 86

    Shirley Ann Bachman, aged 86, of Hastings, MN, passed away on June 14, 2024. She was born in Hastings on August 22, 1937, to Jerome and Leola (Bihner) Bachman Hartery. Shirley was baptized at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Hastings and graduated from Cannon Falls High School in 1955.

    Throughout her career, Shirley dedicated herself to Honeywell, where she worked until her retirement at the age of 57 upon reaching the "rule of 90." During her time at Honeywell, she not only excelled in her professional role but also coached the Honeywell women's softball team. After retiring, she continued to work at the Regis Hair Salon home office and the Minneapolis airport, while also caring for her mother until her passing.

    A strong and resilient individual, Shirley was raised by her grandparents from the age of 10. After her grandmother's passing, when she was 14, Shirley took care of her grandfather for 3 1/2 years until his peaceful passing. She embarked on her career at Honeywell just a month before his death, ensuring her self-sufficiency.

    Shirley lived life on her terms, enjoying travel, golf, hunting, fishing, and competitive card games. Her winter retreats in Arizona for over 16 years provided her with cherished memories before she sold her mobile home in 2019. She never married and said she was happy with her life.

    Among her passions, Shirley cherished time spent with her nieces and nephews, actively participating in their milestones and capturing family moments through her photography. Additionally, she lovingly raised Joe McNamara following the tragic loss of his parents, embodying her caring nature.

    Shirley is survived by her nieces, Laurie Bachman (John Bonified), Lynne Violett (Jeff Iverson); nephews, John (Tracy) Bachman, Tony (Lisa) Bachman; several great-nieces and great-nephews; four great-great-nieces, and a great-great-nephew. She is also survived by her sister Rosie Ritterbusch, whom she discovered at 80 years old through ancestry.com.

    She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Christine and Charles Bihner; her mother, Leola Hartery; stepfather, Jim Hartery; her father, Jerome Bachman; stepmother, Helen Bachman; brother, Gerald Bachman, and sister-in-law Earleen Bachman.

    A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, June 24, 2024, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2035 15th St. W, Hastings, MN 55033, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at St. Pius Catholic Cemetery in Cannon Falls, MN.

       

    Shannon Stenzel, 48

    Shannon Marie Stenzel, age 48 of Hastings, passed away surrounded by family on Thursday, June 13, 2024, at United Hospital following a courageous battle with cancer. In 2021, Shannon was diagnosed with EGFR lung cancer, a gene mutation that she bravely fought
    for over three years. Shannon was the light of many lives that she touched in her time on Earth.

    Shannon was born on May 18, 1976, the middle of three daughters to Judy and John Becker. Shannon grew up in Hastings and decided to raise her family in Hastings. Shannon attended Winona State University to major in special education. She met the love of her
    life while attending Winona State University and was married to Chris Stenzel in July of 2001. Together they had one son, Connor. Shannon had a passion for teaching special education and worked at Hastings Middle School for the last 18 years.

    Shannon enjoyed chai lattes, game shows, her friends and family, and most of all candy. She was well known for her sweet tooth. She lived life to the fullest each day, always full of joy, love, and faith. Shannon made a point to get to know everyone on a personal
    level. She enjoyed gift giving and knew how to make the most amazing gift basket. Shannon often joked that gift giving was her greatest joy in life. She was a devoted mother, wife, sister, daughter, auntie, teacher, and friend.

    Shannon is survived by her husband of 22 years, Chris; son, Connor; mother, Judy; sisters, Sonia (Jon) Christian and Shelly (Rion) Latimore; mother-in-laws, Peggie (Rick) Klink, and Virginia (Jim) Stenzel; father-in-laws, Rick Klink, and Jim Stenzel; nieces
    and nephews whom she treated as her own, Kaitlin and Cole Christian, Leo Latimore and Elle Latimore, Charlotte and Nicholas Stenzel, Daxson and Dreyson Wilson, and Wilhelmina Passow; brother-in-laws, Justin (Danielle) Skrukrud, James (Anna) Stenzel; sister-in-laws,
    Nicole Stenzel, LeAnna (Devon) Wilson, and Brittany Stenzel; and her beloved cats, Dorito and Christmas.

    Shannon is preceded in death by her father, John Becker; grandparents, Phillip and Rose Becker, and Myrtle and Ken Fuhr.

    Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2024, at First Presbyterian Church in Hastings, with Rev. Dr. Stephen Robertson officiating. Interment will follow at Lakeside Cemetery in Hastings

    Family and friends are cordially invited to a visitation from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday evening at Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel of Hastings, and for one hour prior to the service at church on Tuesday morning. Following the burial, family and friends
    are invited to gather for a reception at Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel.

       

    Donald Schneider, 85

    Donald B. Schneider, 85, a lifelong resident of Denmark Township (Hastings, MN), passed away peacefully surrounded by family on June 10, 2024. He was born on November 9, 1938, to Hubert and Agnes (Schiltgen) Schneider. Donald was the 5th of 10 children, the last to be born in the family house.

    Donald graduated from Cretin Catholic High School in 1956, he also attended Loras in Dubuque, Iowa for three years. Donald continued to the University of Minnesota for two years to study agriculture. He was a member of ROTC in high school and joined the army on his 21st birthday, where he worked with hydraulics. Donald returned home to help with the farm when his mom was diagnosed with cancer. He took over the family farm in 1961 and lived there throughout until his health deteriorated this spring. Donald was a longtime farmer and member of the Denmark Township planning commission. He also served as a fire marshal for many years. He enjoyed photography, camping, fishing, hunting and playing golf.

    Donald is survived by his daughters, MaryJane Schneider and Vicki Schneider; eight grandchildren, Tyler (Sydnee) Henkemeyer, Tanner Kirkpatrick, Stephanie Henkemeyer, Cole Kirkpatrick, Mackenzie Kirkpatrick, Joseph Henkemeyer, Drew Kirkpatrick, and Matthew Jacobsen; first great grandson, Cooper Henkemeyer; siblings, Cathe Cich, Hubert "Buster" (Helen) Schneider, Mary Schulte, Greg Schneider, Frank (Barb) Schneider, and Richard "Dick" (Nancy) Schneider.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Hubert "Hub" Schneider and Agnes (Schiltgen) Schneider; stepmother, Margaret (Richter) Schneider; siblings, Sister Patricia Schneider, Roger Schneider and D. Jean Schneider; brothers-in-law, Herm Schulte and Jack Cich; and son-in-law, Bryan Jacobsen.

    A visitation will be held at the funeral home in Hastings on Thursday, June 20, 2024 from 4 PM to 7 PM.

    A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2035 15th St W, Hastings, MN 55033, on June 21, 2024, at 11:00 am. A visitation will precede the service from 10:00 am until the time of the service. Lunch will immediately follow the mass, then burial at SEAS Cemetery.

       

    Susan Weaver, 65

    Susan K Weaver, age 65, of Eagan, MN, passed away on Friday, June 7, 2024 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on June 27, 1958, to Garren and Gwen (Popowski) Weaver in Austin, MN. Susan grew up in Hastings, MN.

    Susan had a passion for music, puzzles, little figurines, and baby name books. She valued the time spent with her siblings, Jan-Marie and Jon, especially during holidays.

    She is survived by her siblings, Jan-Marie Weaver and Jon (Lorena) Weaver; nephews, Garren Carter, Evan Carter, Jay Titus, and Christian Bronner; niece, Dr. Jessalyn Weaver; as well as many other relatives and friends. Susan was preceded in death by her parents, Garren and Gwen Weaver.

    A celebration of Susan's life will be held on June 27, 2024, from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the funeral home in Hastings. Burial will follow at a later date at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, where she will be laid to rest alongside her parents.
       

    Sheila Kittleson, 68

    Sheila Marie Kittleson, 68, long time resident of Red Wing, MN formerly of Prescott, WI passed away peacefully at United Hospital, St. Paul, MN on June 6, 2024, after a brief and courageous battle with cancer.

    Sheila was born August 21, 1955, in Prescott as the 3rd child of Bernard (Sam) and Dorothy Kittleson. She was raised in Prescott and graduated from Prescott Sr. High School with the class of 1973.

    Our sister was strong willed and overcame many hurdles as an independent and self-sufficient lady. Though Sheila lived with epilepsy from birth, and won her battle with breast cancer in 2012, she kept her sense of humor and an infectious laugh going as she maintained her role as an administrative professional at Xcel Energy Prairie Island Nuclear Plant in Red Wing, MN.

    Sheila was an avid reader, a dedicated Packer Fan-stopping at Lambeau Field as she and sister Julie took their trips to Door County in the Fall. She loved her family and shared some really special bonds with her nieces and nephews.

    Sheila preceded in death by her parents, nephews, Jesse Murphy, and Mitchel Radant, and niece Nicole Kittleson. She will be remembered as our strong, feisty, and dearly loved sister by her 6 siblings, Jeff (Joanne) Kittleson, Fredrick, WI, Sheri Kunash, Cocoa, FL, Julie (Alan) Ellefson, Danbury, WI, Kris Kittleson, Phoenix, AZ, Renee Kittleson, Stanley, WI, and Joan Kittleson, Lake St. Croix Beach, MN, and step-mother and friend Barbara Kittleson.

    A private, family and close friends only, Christian burial, will be 1:00PM, Friday, June 14th at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Prescott. A Celebration of Life is being planned for this summer. Please see our website for future updates on the celebration of life please. Memorial and cremation services are entrusted to the O'Connell Family Funeral Home of Prescott, www.oconnellfuneralhomes.com, 715-262-5404.

       

    Paul Kranz, 92

    Paul W. Kranz passed away on June 6, 2024 in Woodbury, MN.

    Paul was born near Watertown, SD and was a graduate of Watertown High School and Augustana University in Sioux Falls, SD. He worked for 15 years as an Insurance Underwriter, and then 14 years as a Risk Manager for American Hoist in Saint Paul, MN. During those years, he also was an advisor for the Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. He was instrumental in the development of an insurance program (National Catholic Risk Retention Group). He continued in this insurance advisory position with the Archdiocese for 34 years, well into retirement.

    After his retirement from American Hoist, Paul purchased, remodeled, and maintained four rental properties in the Saint Paul area.

    Paul and his wife, Marlene, spent 25 years at their winter home in Texas. He enjoyed playing golf, dancing, and participating in many activities and celebrations at the resort park.

    Paul is survived by his children, David Kranz of Hudson, WI, Diane (Kranz) Zahorik of Kelso, WA, Theresa Kranz of Saint Paul, MN; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; brother, Jerry Kranz of Spokane, WA; and his sister, Mary (Kranz) Byer of Pierre, SD.

    He is preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Mary Marlene (Mundt) Kranz; son, Daniel J. Kranz; parents, Nicholas F. and Frances M. (Mackey) Kranz; two sisters; and seven brothers.

    A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 15, 2024 at the funeral home in Hastings with visitation one hour prior to the time of the service. Interment at a later date at St. Odilia Prayer Garden, Shoreview.
       

    Randall Wayne Friermuth, 70

    Randall Wayne Freiermuth, beloved father and friend, passed away after a battle with cancer on Saturday, June 9th, 2024 at the age of 70. He was a man of great faith, known for his thoughtfulness, generosity, and devotion to his family and community.

    Born to Alberta (Eastlund) Freiermuth and Nicholas Freiermuth, Randall grew up with a love for the outdoors, spending much of his time camping and fishing. He also had a passion for do-it-yourself projects and loved to spend his time fixing up the house and painting.

    He was a devoted father to his two sons Jack and Sam, instilling a love of nature and the outdoors in them by embarking on a special annual family camping trip to the North Shore.

    His strong Christian faith guided him throughout his life, and he was an active member of his church community. His legacy of love, hard work, and faith will live on in the hearts of all who knew him. In his time as a chemical addiction counselor, he also helped people get and stay sober.

    Randall was preceded in death by his son Sam, brother Gary, and his parents, Alberta and Nicholas Freiermuth. He is survived by his sister-in-law Debbie, his ex-wife Sue, and his son Jack, as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and dear friends who will remember him fondly.

    Special thanks to Bruce, Melanie, Dawn, Debbie, Jannet, and Sue for their unwavering support in driving Randall to the hospital, guiding him through the process of fighting cancer, waiting with him during his chemo and appointments, staying at the house to take care of him, submitting documents, and keeping the house clean.

    A funeral service in memory of Randall will be held at 11:00 AM at the funeral hgome in Hastings on Thursday, June 13, 2024, with a visitation one hour prior to services. Burial will follow at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Cemetery in Hastings.
       

    Mary JoAnne Rose Huberty, 64

    Mary JoAnne Rose Huberty, 64, of Saint Paul, Minnesota, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 23, 2024.

    Mary Jo was born in Hastings, MN, on April 11, 1960, to Charles and Grace (Mahoney) Huberty. Growing up, she was surrounded by her brothers, sister, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. She attended school in West Saint Paul, LifeWorks, Minnesota Special Services, and PAI Day Programs. She later moved to Dakota Communities, a supported living environment encouraging as much independence and community interactions as possible.

    From a very early age, Mary Jo developed a love of Disney music and movies. She traveled to Disney World five times with family and friends. Mary Jo filled every day with joy, fun, arts and crafts, and great food (especially ice cream). She participated in the Hastings Sharks Special Olympics team in the sports of bowling, equestrian, and track and field.

    Mary Jo is preceded in death by her brother, Terry; mother, Grace; and father, Charles.

    She is survived by Tom (Elizabeth) Huberty; Tim (Susan) Huberty; Therese (Ron) Behnke; Marty (Lisa) Huberty; and Matthew Huberty, as well as many beloved nieces and nephews.

    A Celebration of Resurrection Mass will be held at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Hastings, Minnesota, on Friday, June 14, 2024, with visitation from 9 - 11 a.m. Luncheon will be served immediately following Mass. Private interment service after lunch. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in Mary Jos name to: Living Well Disability Services (www.livingwell.org), 1168 Northland Drive, Mendota Heights, MN 55120.

       

    Patrick Michael O'Fallon, 62

    Patrick Michael O'Fallon, age 62, passed away peacefully on June 1, 2024, at home in Hastings MN with his loving wife, Jody and family at his side.

    Pat was born in Maplewood, MN to Jerry O'Fallon and Barb Marquette. Later in life, he made Oakdale, MN his home with his wife and 3 children. Pat endured many health challenges throughout his life. He took each one with admiring courage, acceptance and strength. With each obstacle he maintained his good-natured sense of humor. He had a love for his Harley, sports (especially the MN Twins), and a knack for nicknames. His ultimate joy was spending time in Grand Marais with family. He will be missed by many.

    He is survived by his wife, Jody; children, Jason (Erendira), Tony (Savada), and Stacy (Adam); mother, Barb Marquette; brothers, Brian (Diane) and Paul O'Fallon; and 14 grandchildren.

    Pat is preceded in death by his father, Jerry O'Fallon; brother, Danny; stepfather, Jack Marquette; In-laws, Thomas and Carol Griffin; granddaughter, Ashley; nephews, Tom Lewanovich and Mike Griffin; and several loved family and friends.

    A celebration of life to honor Pat will be held at the funeral home in Hastings, on Thursday, June 13, 2024, at 6:00 pm. A visitation will precede the service from 4:00 pm until the time of the service.

    For guestbook and further information, please visit www.hastingsmnfuneral.com.

       

    Eugene Williams, 87

    Eugene "Gene" Williams, age 87 of Hastings, died peacefully at Regions Hospital in St. Paul on Thursday afternoon, May 30, 2024.

    Norman Eugene, the son of Norman G. and Mable (Hahn) Williams, was born on October 26, 1936, in Bottineau, North Dakota. Following his graduation, Gene moved to the Inver Grove Heights area where he become a meat cutter with Swift & Co in South St. Paul. Over the years, he was also a longtime carpenter, well driller with his brother's-in-law, and later found a career in non-destructive testing in his fifties. On October 18, 1958, Gene was united in marriage to Ann Marie Maher in Mason City, Iowa. They were blessed with many memories prior to her passing on January 19, 2017. Gene served his country in the United States Army and was later granted an Honorable Discharge. He was a talented picker and truly loved antiquing any chance he could go. Gene also enjoyed deer hunting, riding his Harley, and spending time with family and friends. Gene was a self-published author of "I Remember The Great Depression, Been There! Done That!" which covered his life from over the years.

    He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Ann Marie; nephew, Joe Gahler, John Gahler, and Jesse Williams; niece, Missy Maher; brothers-in-law, Thomas Maher, Terry Maher, and Milton Millerbernd; and by his sisters-in-law, Shelia Gahler and Mary Ann Williams.

    Gene is survived by his four children,Thomas Williams, Lori (Rich) Freiermuth, Terence Williams, and Victoria (Paul) Heschke; grandchildren, Justin, Ian, Amy, Faron, and Dyson; great grandchildren, Myles, Mason, Deacon, Aubrey, and Opal; siblings, Marvin Williams, Les Williams, Darlene Millerbernd, LaMae Maher, Keith (Kathy) Williams, Kevin (Bonnie) Williams, and Todd (Jolie) Williams; brother-in-law, Mike Gahler; sisters-in-law, Marilyn Maher and Judy Kaase; and by many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

    Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 4, 2024, at the funeral home in Hastings, with Paris Pasch officiating. Interment with Military Honors provided by Hastings VFW Lyle Russell Post 1210 will be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Cemetery in Hastings.

    Family and friends are cordially invited to a visitation from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., and to a reception following the burial, all at the funeral home on Tuesday.

    In lieu of flowers, Gene's family requests memorials in his memory.
       

    Robert Frembgen, 89

    Robert L. Frembgen, age 89, of Hastings, MN passed away peacefully at home on May 29, 2024

    He was born March 23, 1935, in Hartley, IA, the youngest son of Leo and Agnes Frembgen. He grew up in Hartley where he met and wed Shirley Kamradt. Together, they had four children, Cynthia, Rick, Daniel, and Ryan. He worked for Mid-America Pipeline for 32 years starting in Sanborn, IA and later transferring to Hastings in 1968. He retired in 1996. He always claimed Hastings as his home, but loved spending winters at Carriage Manor Resort in Mesa, AZ.

    Bob enjoyed cars, woodworking, stained glass, repairing items, landscaping, being with friends and family, and especially a good conversion.

    Bob is survived by his wife of 68 years, Shirley; children, Cindy Seleski, Rick (Brenda) Frembgen, Dan (Laurie) Frembgen, and Ryan Frembgen; grandchildren, Angela (Tim) Frederick, Rachel (Ed) Johnson, Josh (Bobbi) Seleski, Rebekah Seleski, Bre' (Wes) Lacey, Tia (Leah) Frembgen, Brogan Frembgen, Hannah (Austin) Beck; and 9 great-grandchildren.

    Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Agnes Frembgen; sister, Ruth Sorensen; and brother, Kenneth Frembgen.

    The family would like to give a special thanks to Allina Hospice for their loving care and support.

    In memory of Bob, memorial contributions may be made to Hastings Family Service, Hastings Senior Center, or Meals on Wheels.

    A funeral service will be held at the funeral home in Hastings, on Monday, June 10, 2024, at 11:00 am. A visitation will precede the service from 9:30 am until the time of the service.

    For guestbook and further information, please visit www.hastingsmnfuneral.com.

       

    Everett Turnbull, 98

    Everett "Red" M. Turnbull, aged 98, a lifelong resident of Hastings, passed away on May 26, 2024, at White Pines Assisted Living in Cottage Grove.

    Born on March 30, 1926, in Hastings, MN, to Everett and Rosa (Rossen) Turnbull, he led a remarkable life filled with love, service, and memories.

    Everett joined the Navy at a young age, becoming a veteran of World War II where he played a crucial role in transporting soldiers during the beach landings. His dedication and commitment to his country were evident throughout his life.

    After returning from the military, Everett met the love of his life, Betty Callahan, at a dance. Their shared love for dancing, especially folk dancing, solidified their bond. Their marriage of 72 years was a testament to their unwavering love and partnership. Their union blessed them with three children: Marie, Donald, and Patric.

    Everett had a passion for fishing and camping with the family, woodworking, home improvement and gardening. He was known for his determination and ability to accomplish anything he set his mind to. His intelligence, charisma, and storytelling captivated those around him.

    He is survived by his daughter, Marie A'manda; sons, Donald (Barb) Turnbull and Patric Turnbull; grandchildren: Christana (Allan) Kabana, James Turnbull, and John Turnbull; great-grandchild, Hayden Kabana; along with nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and friends.

    Everett was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Betty; and his brothers, Archie and Roy Turnbull.

    A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home in Hastings with visitation one hour prior to the time of the service. Everett and Betty will both be laid to rest at a later date at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis.

       

    Walt Byers, 74

    Walter "Walt" Hildery Byers II

    Devoted Husband and Father

    Walt Byers, age 74, passed away peacefully after a long battle with Parkinson's disease on Wednesday, May 29, 2024, at his Rosemount home with his family by his side.

    Walt was born September 7th, 1949, in Sioux City, Iowa to Walt and Beryl Byers. Walt was a true outdoorsman. He loved fishing, hunting, camping and all things nature. He enjoyed spending time with his friends and family playing card games, listening to music, watching classic westerns, baseball, golf, and dancing with his wife, Rozanna. Walt also loved coaching sports, being involved in the community and telling stories of all the trouble he caused growing up. He always had a sassy one liner or dad joke to tell. He was known by family and friends to be a notorious chocoholic who proudly passed down his sweet tooth to his grandsons.

    Walt served his country in the Navy from 1969-1975. He was an electrician on fuel tankers where he spent much of his military career in the Mediterranean. He was a Master Electrician for large industrial manufacturers and could fix anything you put in front of him.

    Walt is survived by his devoted wife of 54 years, Rozanna Byers (Keane); his children, Walt Byers and Jenny Blake; son-in-law, Tom Blake; his grandsons, Parker and Jackson Blake along with many other cherished family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents (Walt and Beryl); five siblings (Mike, Bunny, Robert, Marilyn and Brady); mother and father-in-law (Beatrice and Cletus); and sister-in-law (Maggie).

    A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, June 6, 2024, at the funeral home in Hastings with a visitation from 10:00 to 11:00 AM. followed by a memorial and luncheon. Card and board games will be available to play in Walt's honor.

    In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the Minnesota Land Trust or the Parkinson's Foundation. Please visit their tribute pages at https://mnland.org/get-involved/give/tribute-gift/ or (https://www.parkinson.org/).

       

    Mark Morstad, 73

    Mark S. Morstad, 73, of Hastings, passed away on May 25, 2024. He was born on May 19, 1951, in St. Paul, MN, to Peter Morstad and Marlene (Dewitt) Jones.

    Mark graduated from Prescott High School in 1969 and married his best friend, Sherry Boege, on September 5, 1970. Mark was a loving and generous father, who took pride in providing for his family.
    His granddaughter Athena was the delight of his life.

    Mark was a lifelong follower of Jesus, with whom he had a deeply personal relationship. With 42 years of sobriety, Mark was an active member of Alcoholics Anonymous. He was an avid reader, loved
    music, and he was known for his curiosity about life. Mark was an electrician by trade and a passionate Green Bay Packers fan. He was also known for his sense of humor and dry wit.

    Mark is survived by his loving wife, Sherry Morstad; daughters, Melodie Morstad and Bethany Berhow, granddaughter, Athena Morstad-Ruiz; siblings, Bonnie (Glen) Saponari, Charles (Barb) Jones
    Jr., David (Bill Scholl) Jones, and Katherine (Ken) Seaton; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and other extended family members.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Peter Morstad and Marlene (Dewitt) Jones; stepfather, Charles Jones; stepmother, Clara Morstad; brothers, Gary and Peter Morstad; and grandparents, Alice
    Yutz, Ted Dewitt, Peder Morstad, and Viola Morstad.

    The family is deeply thankful to Jenny Jannett for the gift of her kidney donation that granted 15 more years of life with Mark. Special thanks to the staff at United Hospital and Benedictine
    Regina nursing home for their compassionate care.

    A service to honor and celebrate Mark's life will be held at Resurrection United Methodist Church, 615 15th St W, Hastings, MN 55033, on June 7, 2024, at 11:00 am. A visitation will precede
    the service from 10:00 am until the time of the service.

    For guestbook and further information, please visit
    www.hastingsmnfuneral.com.

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

       

    Lynn Wickenhouser, 79

    Lynn C. Wickenhouser, age 79, of Hastings, MN, passed away on May 24, 2024, surrounded by her loving family. Lynn was born on August 27, 1944, to Richard and Linnea (Johnson) Boyer in St. Paul, MN. She grew up in Oakdale and later met and wed Gary Wickenhouser. Together, they raised their two children, Paul and Chantel, in Cottage Grove, MN.

    Lynn was a woman who embraced adventure and travel, always seeking out fun experiences with her children and grandchildren. Whether it was riding roller coasters or tubing, Lynn cherished these moments of joy and laughter. Her fun spirit and enthusiasm for making memories will forever be remembered by those who loved her. Lynn was a devoted mother who believed in creating a welcoming home, filled with love and laughter. She cherished her beloved dog (Corkie), chickens, donkey and farm animals, finding joy in gardening and playing cribbage with friends and grandchildren for a dollar per game. She loved cheering on the Hastings wrestling team, known to all by just "Grandma ". After bravely facing a terminal cancer diagnosis with less than six months to live, Lynn embraced life to its fullest all while undergoing chemotherapy for over 20 years.

    She is survived by her children, Paul Wickenhouser and Chantel (Stephen) Beying; grandchildren: Tony Wickenhouser, Alyssa (Devon) Freeman, Maggie Wickenhouser, Stephen "Tre"Beying, Garrett Beying, Bryce Beying, Cody, Mikayla, and Desiree Boyer; brother, Paul (Jo) Boyer; niece, Joan (Chris) Stahlman, Many special nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

    Lynn was preceded in death by her parents, husband Gary Wickenhouser, brother Steve Boyer, and nephews Mark, Danny Sicard Steve Wickenhauser and niece Jane Wickenhauser.

    A celebration of life will be held at 4:00 PM on Thursday, May 30, 2024, at the funeral home in Hastings, with visitation starting 2 hours prior to the service from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. A Burial at Union Cemetery in Maplewood will take place at a later date.

       

    John L Bauer, 50

    John L. Bauer, age 50, passed away on May 23, 2024, at UW Health University Hospital in Madison, WI. He was born on January 17, 1974, in St. Paul, MN, and was adopted as an infant by Bernard and MaryLou (Geronime) Bauer. John was raised in Vermillion Township and had a love for the outdoors and wildlife.

    John loved playing softball and golf and enjoyed fishing. He had a great appreciation for agriculture and was actively involved in 4-H. John was known as a skilled and hardworking farmer who especially enjoyed gardening peppers and cooking, with a special love for barbecue.

    Those who knew John would remember him for his quick wit, humor, and good-natured spirit. He enjoyed telling stories and jokes with family and friends. His siblings fondly called him "baby John" or "little John" and friends called him "Taco." John shared a special farming bond with his brother, Mike.

    John is survived by his father, Bernard Bauer; siblings: David (Becky) Bauer, Mary Anne Westman, Paul Bauer, Mary Margaret Bauer, Chris Bauer, Peter Bauer, Clara Bauer, Michael (Amy) Bauer, Joseph Bauer, Bernadette Bauer, Maria (Troy) Wheeler, and Anna (Christopher) Bauer-Pennie. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews, his good friend Toby Burr and favorite cousin Carol Schuhwerck , and numerous other friends who held a special place in his heart.

    John was preceded in death by his mother, MaryLou, and his brother, Vincent Bauer.

    The Mass of Christian Burial for John will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, June 1, 2024, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 106 Main St W, Vermillion, MN 55085. Prior to the service, a visitation will take place from 4:00 to 7:00 PM on Friday, May 31, 2024, the funeral home in Hastings, and one hour before the Mass at the church Saturday. Burial will follow at St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery after the Mass of Christian Burial.

       

    Craig Buswell, 70

    Craig Buswell, age 70, passed away peacefully at home on May 13, 2024, after a courageous battle with cancer. Craig's strength and resilience were a testament to his character and love for his family.

    Born on August 29, 1953, in Aberdeen, South Dakota, Craig dedicated his life to his family and friends. His warmth, generosity, and unwavering support touched the lives of many.

    Craig worked as a toolmaker his entire career, demonstrating a remarkable work ethic and a passion for his craft. He is survived by his devoted wife of 49 years, Patricia, who stood by his side through every challenge. He leaves behind his loving daughter Carrie, his son Joseph and daughter-in-law Erin, and his cherished grandchildren Raymond, Everett, and Willow, who brought immense joy to his life. He is also survived by his brothers Mark and Brian. Craig was predeceased by his beloved sister Marilyn.

    In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the mikeroweWORKS Foundation in Craig's honor, reflecting his dedication to skilled trades.

    A celebration of life will take place on May 23 from 2-7 PM at:

    Hastings Country Inn

    300 33rd St W Hastings, MN 55023

    Craig's family extends their heartfelt gratitude to all who have offered their support and condolences during this difficult time.

       

    Bonnie E. Lunde, 88

    Bonnie E. Lunde, 88, of Hastings, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on May 20, 2024. She was born on April 12, 1936, to Henry and Ida (McDonough) Sommerfield in Mazeppa Township, MN.

    Bonnie attended school in Mazeppa, and then married her beloved husband, Paul Lunde, on November 24, 1978.

    For over 50 years, Bonnie dedicated her professional life as a waitress in Hastings and brought joy to many with her warm service. She was a cherished member of the Woman's Auxiliary in Mazeppa. Known for her love of travel and creating memories with her daughters, Bonnie found solace in making quilts and tending to her garden, always ensuring her yard was a beautiful sanctuary.

    Bonnie is survived by her children, Donald Blanck II, Louis (Deb) Blanck, Amy Haines, Joseph (Deb) Lunde, Christine (Scott) Brown; her 14 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren; her sister, Eva;; brother-in-law, Martin; and many other family members and friends.

    She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Paul Lunde; daughter, Patsy; her parents, Henry and Ida; brothers, Don (Helen), Harry (Maxine), Carl (Fern); sister, Lucy; and brother-in-law, John.

    A service to honor and celebrate Bonnie's life will be held at Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel, 3075 Vermillion Street, Hastings on May 29 at 11:00 am. A visitation will take place from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. The burial will take place immediately following the service at Mazeppa Cemetery with a reception to follow at the American Legion in Mazeppa.

    In memory of Bonnie, memorial contributions may be made to your local American Legion.

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

       

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