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    Lola Marie Burr,
    Age 75, of Hastings, passed away at United Hospital on May 10, 2021. She was born in Dawson, MN, to Ralph and Cora (Haukos) Ernst on September 3, 1945. She married John Burr on December 13, 1970.

    Lola was preceded in death by her parents, and husband, John Burr.

    She is survived by her children, Carlene Kulhanke, Allen Burr, Ted Burr, Tom (Kris) Stephens; 8 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren; brothers, Jim Ernst and Howard (Liz) Ernst; many nieces nephews, cousins and friends.

    A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 11:00 am at Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel, 3075 Vermillion St. in Hastings. A gathering will take place one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Private Interment Fort Snelling Cemetery.

    Russell I. "Russ" Hanson,
    Age 83, of Hastings, passed away May 9, 2021. He was born in Albert Lea, MN on October 5, 1937 to Irvin and Florence Hanson. Russ married Patricia Jensen on June 29, 1968 in Litchfield, MN.

    He was preceded in death by his parents; and sisters, Charlotte Johnsrud and Donna Heilman.

    Russ is survived by his wife, Pat; children, Amy (Matt) Anderson, Matthew Hanson (Beckie Schmitz) and Trea (Eric) Wahlstrom; grandchildren, Bennett and Eleanor Anderson, Jacob and Maya Hanson, Spencer and Noah Wahlstrom; brother in law, Joe (Bonnie) Jensen; nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends.

    A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 11:00 AM at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 920 Holley Ave. in St. Paul Park. A gathering will be held one hour prior to mass at church. We do ask those in attendance to wear masks and respect social distancing guidelines.

    Mary L. Zweber,
    Age 90 of Hastings, died peacefully on Wednesday evening, May 5, 2021, at Hastings Health and Rehabilitation.

    She was preceded in death by her parents.

    Mary is survived by her loving husband, Claude; children, Claudia Zweber, Timothy Zweber, Aimee Zweber, Peter (Carol) Zweber, Susan (Larry) Schedenhelm, and Jennifer (Ryan) Mahar; grandchildren, Zachary, Zara, Zandra, Zoanne, Zena, Megan, Spencer, Travis, Andrew, Jayde, Jayme, Ethan, Kaitlyn, Cainan, and Kirsten; seven great grandchildren, and by many relatives and friends.

    Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at a later date, with interment following at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.


    Kathleen "Kathy" Tibbits,
    Age 84 of Hastings, died peacefully following an extended illness on Friday evening, May 7, 2021, at Maranatha Care Center in Brooklyn Center.

    She was preceded in death by her parents; step mother, Thelma (Toddy) Petrick; husband, Dick; son, Michael Minter; and by her siblings, Connie Lundbohm, Dennis Petrick, and Michael Petrick.

    Kathy is survived by her children, Airiq Tibbits and Amy Ruth (Charles) Keohen; grandchildren, Zachary, Arriel, Emily, and Patrick; great grandchildren, Christian, Rylan, Riley, Rayden, Jackson, Aurora, Rayne, and Skyler; siblings, Tom (Nancy) Petrick, Patricia (Gus) Lake, Mickie DeSutter, and Daniel (Ronda) Petrick; special cousin, Bob Peltier; and by many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

    A graveside service will be held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery at a later date.


    J.R. "Dick" Matsch,
    89, of Wisconsin Rapids passed away on Friday, May 7, 2021.

    Dick is survived by his wife, Margaret, and children, Debra (Dean), Katherine (Rick), Kevin, Amy (Bob) and Kelly. He is further survived by his grandchildren Nicole, David, Sean, Nathan, Morgan, Heather, Matthew, Andrew, Alyssa, James, Maggie, Anna and Sophia. Step-grandchildren Dane, Alie, and Alaina. Great-grandchildren Victoria, Kayla, Michael, Lorelei, Lennon, Lucy, Joey, Payton, and Harper. Sister-in-law Louise as well as many nephews and nieces.

    Mass of Christian Burial held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at St. Mary's Church of New Trier, Minnesota, with Father Michael Tix officiating. Interment will follow at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Cemetery in Hastings. We do ask those in attendance to have wear masks and respect social distancing guidelines.

    Family and friends are cordially invited to a visitation for one hour prior to Mass at the church on Wednesday.

    In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to either St. Mary's Church of New Trier or St. Vincent de Paul Parish of Wisconsin Rapids.

    Susan "Sue" Doerr,
    Age 60 of Hastings, died peacefully following a brief illness on Wednesday afternoon, May 5, 2021, at United Hospital in St. Paul.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, and by her brother Johnny Doerr.

    Sue is survived by her daughters, Sara (Steve) Kaiser and Naomi Taylor (Patrick Evans); grandchildren, Jade, Avah, Nicholas, and Kenzie; siblings, Terrie (Todd) Lorentz and Wayne Doerr; and by many other relatives and friends.

    A Celebration of Sue's Life will be held from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel of Hastings.

    Elaine M. Mingo,
    Age 65 of Hastings, died peacefully at home on Tuesday evening, May 4, 2021.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 11, 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. Monday at Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel of Hastings, and for one hour prior to the Mass at church on Tuesday morning.

    A complete obituary will be published soon.

    Janell Stiel,
    Age 61, of Hastings, went home to be with her Lord on May 1, 2021 at United Hospital.

    Preceded in death by parents, Lewis and Lois (Sikkink) Jacquis.

    Survived by husband, Tim; sister, Marlene Jacquis.

    A Memorial Service will be held Friday, May 21, 2021 at 11:00 AM, at Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel, 3075 Vermillion Street in Hastings. A visitation will be held one hour prior to service.

    Tyler Nicholas Kavitz
    Born 4/15/02, passed away suddenly 4/29/21. He was born in Hastings, MN to Nicholas Kavitz and Rebecca Maloney. Tyler was loved beyond measure by his family, friends, and anyone he happened to meet. Tyler attended school in Hastings, and most recently at DCALS.

    Tyler is preceded in death by his Grandpa Rooney, Grandma and Grandpa Schaefer, and his big Uncle Mike Kuzma.

    Tyler is survived by a large and extended family, including his father, Nicholas Kavitz; mother, Rebecca (David) Maloney; sisters, Eleanor Kavitz and Haylee Maloney; grandparents, Thomas Kavitz, Pam (Dave) Bohlken, Paul and Laurie Ollmann, Marlene Bond, Lucy Francis and Michael Maloney; aunts, Amanda (Edwin) Forbes, Cassandra (Daniel) Anderson, Ashley Boesche, Trisha Erickson; and many more family members.

    A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, May 5 from 3:00-5:00 PM at Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel, 3075 Vermillion St. in Hastings.


    Matthew (Matt) John Maher,
    Age 47, was born on December 26th, 1973 to Jim and Jane Maher in Hastings, MN. He passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, April 29, 2021 after a battle with Glioblastoma that was fought with a positive attitude and HOPE.

    Preceded in death by grandparents, Paul & Dorothy Maher, and Clarence & Leona Balitz.

    Survived by his wife, Andrea; daughter, Kiera; and son, Kelvin; parents, Jim & Jane Maher; siblings, Sean (Cheryl) Maher, Martin (Jennifer) Maher, Angela (Joe) Nathan, Jason Maher (Lynn Roberts), and James (Tami) Maher; parents-in-law, Ronald & Linda Zeien; brothers-in-law, Chad (Sarah) Zeien, Marc Zeien (Dawn); numerous nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, many cousins, and an abundance of friends.

    A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 2:30 PM at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2035 W. 15th St. in Hastings. A visitation will be held Wednesday, May 5 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM at ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON CATHOLIC CHURCH in Mother Seton Hall, and 1 hour prior to mass on Thursday. Private Interment will be at the church cemetery.


    There's now a polka party in heaven.
    Harold Bauer, husband, father, farmer and friend passed away Thursday, April 29, 2021 at the age of 93.

    Harold is preceded in death by his wife, Viola; sons, Joey and James; his parents; and 11 siblings. He is survived by daughters, Jeanne and Jo Ann; and son, Joe.

    A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, May 4th at 11am at the Starkson Family Celebration of Life Chapel 3075 Vermillion St., Hastings, MN 55033. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the Mass at the funeral home. Interment, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Cemetery.

    Dorothy Jean Nelson,

    Age 91, passed away peacefully on Tuesday April 27, 2021 at the home of her daughter and son in law Rebekah and Brian Green where she had been residing, she has now gone to be with her Lord.

    She leaves her children, Daniel W. Nelson (Marcia) of Wilmington, Susan E. Merrill (Russell) of Winchester, VA, James A. Nelson (Janice) of Wasilla, Alaska, Rebekah A. Green (Brian) of Whitingham, Joseph C. Nelson of Omaha, NE and Andrew J. Nelson (Nancy) of Groesbeck, TX; 16 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren; and by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

    She was predeceased by her parents Wilson and Lydia Robinson, 5 brothers and 1 sister, her husband Walter Nelson and grandson Zachary Taylor on May 26, 2018.

    Funeral services will be held on Saturday May 1 at 3pm at the Covey Allen & Shea Funeral Home with her grandson Brandon Merrill officiating. The family will receive friends during a time of visitation at the funeral home from 1:30 until 3pm. Dorothy will be buried with her husband Walter in the family lot in Cannon Falls Cemetery.



    Lorraine Constance Westley,
    Who was born on May 27th, 1927, died on April 26th, 2021.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey "Wes" Westley, sisters Gloria and Delphine, brother Ronald, parents Helge and Nellie Palmquist, and granddaughter Emily Olsen.

    She is survived by her children, Nancy (Greg) Hultman, John Westley, Sally (Rick) Schouveller and Kathleen (Wade) Olsen, her grandchildren, Kristen (Ben), Trevor, Elizabeth, Joe and Ryan and one great grandchild, Ember.

    Due to COVID-19, the family will have a private funeral at Nokomis Heights Lutheran Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Nokomis Heights Lutheran Church at 5300, 10th Ave S, Minneapolis MN 55417 or the charity of your choice.

    Vincent Stephen Bauer,

    Of Hampton, passed away April 23, 2021.

    He is survived by his parents, Bernard and Mary Lou Bauer and family.

    A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 11:00 AM at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Vermillion. A visitation will be held one hour prior to mass at church. Interment following Mass at the St. John the Baptist Cemetery.

    Teresa M. Madland,
    Age 82, of Hastings passed peacefully, April 22, 2021, at Mercy One Hospice in Mason City, Iowa following a recent illness.

    Teresa is preceded in death by her parents, her siblings Stanley, Paul, Alois (Ike), Jerome (Jerry) & Joe Ficker, and Bernadette Lorentz. She is survived by her husband Glen, 3 children David (Diana Brasch) Madland, Michelle (Dan) Ninefeldt & Ann Madland; 7 grandchildren Jacque, Paul, Joshua (Cassie), Erik, Mark, Justin & Ayla. Also by sisters Mary LaValla, Sr. Rose Ann Ficker, SSND, Pat (Ken) Carl & Virginia (Jack) Majeski.

    Visitation for Teresa will be held Tuesday, April 27, 2021 from 4:00-7:00 pm at the Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel, 3075 Vermillion St., Hastings. The Funeral Mass will be Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 11:00 am at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2035 15th St. West, Hastings. There will be a visitation 1 hour prior to the funeral at the church. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.


    Emma Marie Siebenaler,
    Age 98, of Hastings, died peacefully on Thursday, April, 22, 2021, at Regina Senior Living in Hastings.

    She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bill; grandchildren Marty John Siebenaler; brothers, Leonard and John; and by her sisters, Veronica (Gores), Mary (Peine), Delores (Halfen).

    She is survived by her sister, Patricia Faast; children, Bill (Rose) Siebenaler, Mary (Paul Murphy), Robert (Jo) Siebenaler, Diane (Ken) Thurmes, Jack (Sally) Siebenaler, Dan (JoAnn) Siebenaler, and Chuck (Faith) Siebenaler. Her precious memory will also be lived through 26 grandchildren, 62 great grandchildren; and by many other relatives and longtime friends.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be held 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Vermillion, with Father Michael Tix officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery.

    Family and friends are cordially invited to a visitation from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon at the church.

    In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St John the Baptist Catholic School, Hastings Family Service or to the Regina Hospital Auxiliary.


    Chad W. Thompson,
    Age 45, of Hastings, passed away April 22, 2021.

    A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, May 14, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel, 3075 Vermillion St. in Hastings, A gathering will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Private Interment, Lakeside Cemetery.

    Jeffrey "Jeff" Mills,
    Age 45 of Hastings, passed away suddenly at home on Tuesday afternoon, April 20, 2021.

    He was preceded in death by his father, John.

    Jeff is survived by his children, Riley and Andrew as well as their mother, Stephanie Mills; mom, Amelia Mills; sisters, Julie (John) Rutz and Carrie (Brian) Wilson; nieces and nephews, Molly (John) Knosp, Jacob Rutz, Jeremy Rutz, Samantha Wilson, Alex Wilson, and Noelle Wilson; and by many aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.

    A Celebration of Jeff's Life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 1, 2021, at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Marshalltown, Iowa, with Pastor Mike Herschberger officiating. Please continue to keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.

    In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Jeff's kids in his memory.

    Stephen C. "Steve" Carpenter,
    Age 86 of Hastings, died peacefully on Sunday, April 18, 2021, at Regina Senior Living in Hastings.

    He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Inez Theis and James Carpenter; sister-in-law. Jane Hennen; and by his nephews, Jon Niemann and Richard Hennen.

    Steve is survived by his wife, Mary Lou; children, Judy (Patrick) McDowell, Jane (Mark) Gerry, Stephanie (Patrick) Polillo, Daniel (Jacquelyn) Carpenter, and Scott (Catherine) Carpenter; grandchildren, Angela (Steve) Zeyen, Paul (Lisa) McDowell, Anna (Jay) Bauer, Jenna Gerry, Andrew (Kylie) Polillo, Anthony (Selina) Polillo, Gracey Jo Carpenter, Alex (Emily) Carpenter, Charlie (Beatriz) Carpenter, and Madison Carpenter; great grandchildren, Victoria, Trevor, and Vincent Zeyen, Malerie, River, and Gabi McDowell, Axton and Lenox Bauer, and Charlotte Drew Polillo; siblings, Katherine Erickson, Mary Katz, Aileen Niemann, Carol (Edward) Silvestri, Thomas Carpenter, and Geri (Gene) Slattum; his in-laws, Marlyn (Edna) Hennen, Don (Jude) Hennen, Janice Lindala, and Gary (Phyllis) Hennen; and by many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be held 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 24, 2021, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Hastings, with Father David Hennen officiating. Interment will follow at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Cemetery in St. Paul Park.

    Family and friends are cordially invited to a visitation at church from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. at church on Saturday afternoon. A Celebration of Steve's Life will begin at 5:30 p.m. Saturday evening at The Public House (Former Hastings Country Club) in Hastings.

    Jeremy D. Klein,
    Age 37 of Hastings, passed away at home on Sunday, April 18, 2021.

    Jeremy David, the son of David and Sue (Siebold) Klein, was born on March 17, 1984, in Hastings. He attended Hastings High School and graduated with the class of 2002. Jeremy worked construction for many years and has been employed with Central Roofing since 2014. He loved playing his guitar and video games, and also enjoyed riding four wheelers. Most of all, he loved his daughter Hailey and the time they spent together. Jeremy was a hard worker who was truly loved by his family and friends.

    He was preceded in death by his father, Dave; maternal grandparents, Bette and Marshall Siebold; uncles, Tom (Mary Lou) and Jerry Siebold; and by his cousins, Timmy Klein and Joey Cole.
    Jeremy is survived by his mother, Sue Klein (significant other, Ron Bauer); brother, Josh (Michelle) Klein; daughter, Hailey; the mother of his daughter, Sarah Kuhn and her daughter Kaitlyn; and by many other relatives and friends.

    A Celebration of Jeremy's Life will be held from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, April 25, 2021, at Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel of Hastings. Private family memorial services will be held at a later date.

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

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

       

    Jacob "Jake" Majeski, age 39 of Prescott, Wisconsin, died peacefully at home on Friday, April 16, 2021. Jake was surrounded in comfort with his loving family at his side following a four-year battle with Colon Cancer.

    He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Lee Fassbender; and by his paternal grandparents, Ray and Jean Majeski.

    Jake is survived by his wife, Star; step son, Lamont; parents, Jeff and Georgi; brother, Jonathan Majeski; maternal grandmother, LaVonne Fassbender; his mother and father-in-law, Joe and Joyce Santo as well as the entire Santo Family; and by many aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

    A Celebration of Jake's Life will be held from 3:00 p.m. Saturday, May 15, 2021, at Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel of Hastings, with Paris Pasch officiating.

    Family and friends are cordially invited to a visitation from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday.


    Patricia A. "Pat" McNamara, age 82 of Hastings, died suddenly but peacefully on Monday, April 19, 2021, at Regina Medical Center in Hastings.

    Arrangements are being completed and will be announced later.

    Rita Ann Reuter McNamara
    Born November 12, 1932 and a lifetime resident of Hastings, MN, passed peacefully into heaven on March 7, 2021 surrounded by her family while vacationing in Mazatlan, Mexico, with her beloved husband Larry who was at her side for seventy years.

    Rita, a 1950 graduate of Hastings High School, is survived by husband Lawrence "Larry" McNamara and seven children: Victoria (George Acker) Brenna of Turtle Lake, WI; Denny (Lynne) McNamara of Hastings, MN; Kevin (Dianna) McNamara of Lanai, HI; John (Elia) McNamara of Hastings, MN; Jamie (Suzi) McNamara of Hastings, MN; Cathy (Tim Sieh) Keller of Hastings, MN; Jan (Mike) Rygh of Cypress, TX; and twenty-four grandchildren and twenty great grandchildren.

    This tireless mother, devoted grandmother, and beloved great-grandmother was preceded in death by her parents Anna (Rohr) and Nicholas Reuter, her nine sisters: Dorothy (Melvin) Cicero, Genevieve (Hurbert "Red") Helmer, Lorraine (Joseph) O'Brien, Mildred (Paul) Nelson, Monica (John "Jack") Munro, Marion (Anthony) Cicero, Frances "Fran" (Marcel "Marc") Tobias, Geraldine "Geri" (Donald) Lange, Elizabeth "Libby" (Earl) Welshons, and one brother, Paul (Betty) Reuter.

    While raising her children, Rita volunteered at Guardian Angels School as a physical education instructor and helped with physically challenged individuals and senior citizens. After taking classes at the University of MN, she worked as an Interior Designer and Decorator. Later, Rita was a real estate agent for Schumacher Keller, Caldwell Banker, and Edina Realty. At the same time, she was known for her extensive, beautiful gardens on Southview Drive that she shared with the community for graduation, prom, and senior photos for hundreds who used Rita and Larry's yards and gardens as a backdrop for their photos. Rita often sent a bouquet of flowers home for the parents of the celebrants.
    Remembered for her dry humor, candid remarks, independent spirit, and generous nature, Rita Ann will be sadly missed by her family and friends. May everyone live a life as full of character and rich with generosity as she did.

    Memorial gifts may be sent to Hastings Family Service. Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel is serving the family. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 11:00 AM at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. Visitation will be from 9:00-11:00 AM at church.
       

    Terrance "Terry" Maslowski,
    Age 62 of Hastings, died peacefully at home on Thursday morning, April 15, 2021.

    He was preceded in death by his parents; and by his dogs, Tater and Tucker.

    Terry is survived by his wife, Pam; children, Heather (Ryan) Scott, Daniel Maslowski, and Steve (Krista) Maslowski; granddaughters, Gracie and Kensleigh Scott; and by numerous extended family members and friends.

    Graveside services will be held 1:00 p.m. Friday, April 30, 2021, at Union Cemetery in Maplewood.


    Wayne H. Dierke, age 59 of Hastings, died suddenly but peacefully on Thursday morning, April 15, 2021, at Regions Hospital in St. Paul.

    A Celebration of Wayne's Life will be announced later.


    Denise M. Langenfeld, age 56 formerly of White Bear Lake, MN and Hastings, MN, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 16 at her home in McGregor, MN surrounded by her family after a long illness.

    Denise was born October 2, 1964 to Gerald and Marlene (Bryant) Bierwerth in St. Paul, MN. She was raised in White Bear Lake, MN. She is a graduate of White Bear Mariner High School and The College of St. Catherine. Denise met Michael Langenfeld of Hastings, MN and moved there in 2008. They were married on February 14, 2009 in North St. Paul, MN. In July of 2019 they moved to Big Sandy Lake, near McGregor, MN. Denise enjoyed crafts, cooking, the outdoors and spending time with her family.

    Denise is survived by Michael, daughter Katrinda (Tony) Loch, son Trenton Tejeda, brothers Jeff (Gail) Bierwerth, Jerry (Debbie) Bierwerth, sisters Dawn (Dan) Meyer, Donna (Jerry) Weiler, Diana (Dave) Rieck and mother Marlene.

    Denise was preceded by her father Gerald and stillborn son Seth.

    Joan B. Lundberg,
    Age 88 of Hastings, died peacefully at home on Saturday evening, April 10, 2021.

    She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Curly; siblings, Harley, Majel, and Geneva.

    Joan is survived by her sons, Randy (Peggy) Lundberg and Mike (Melissa) Lundberg; grandchildren, David Lundberg, Jeanna Clarke, and Eric Loesch; great grandchildren, Wyatt, Charolette, and Dylan; and by many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

    Private family memorial services will be held with Gordon Gathright officiating. Interment will follow at Lakeside Cemetery in Hastings.


    Byron L. White,
    Age 80 of Prairie Island, died suddenly but peacefully on Thursday morning, April 8, 2021.

    He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Martin, Jim, Willis, Marjorie, Elisa, Marilyn, Victoria, and Cheryl; and by his granddaughter, Andrea.

    Byron is survived by his wife, Faye; children, Byron (JoLynn) White and Tim White; grandchildren, Carsen, Mikaylah, Baron, Kalyani, Beau, Kazden, and Gavin; sister, Vivian Mireau; and by other relatives and friends.

    Funeral services will be held 12 Noon on Monday, April 12, 2021, at the Prairie Island Community Center in Welch. Burial will follow at the Lower Island Cemetery in Prairie Island.

    Family and friends are cordially invited to a visitation from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon on Monday at the Community Center.


    Jon "Jay" Heesch,
    Age 58 of Hastings, died peacefully on Thursday evening, April 8, 2021, at United Hospital in St. Paul following an extended illness.

    He was preceded in death by his father, John; sister, Jackie Heesch Wilkens; and by his grandparents.

    Jay is survived by his mother, Judy; siblings, Jeff Heesch and Jennifer Heesch; and by many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

    Memorial services will be held 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel of Hastings, with Father Matt Shireman officiating. Interment with Military Honors provided by the Hastings VFW Lyle Russell Post 1210 will follow at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Cemetery in Hastings.

    Family and friends are cordially invited to a visitation for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Wednesday afternoon.

    Thomas G. Savage,
    Age 69, born November 23, 1951, passed away on April 5th. Arrangements are currently pending.

    Charlotte A. Stoudt,
    Age 87 of Hastings, died peacefully on Tuesday afternoon, April 6, 2021, at Regina Senior Living in Hastings.

    She was preceded in death by her parents and by her husband, John.

    Charlotte is survived by her children, Tom (Elaine) Stoudt, Kurt Stoudt, and Ron (Carol) Stoudt; grandchildren, Sean (Katie) Stoudt, Nichole (Nate) Wayne, Paul Feyereisen, Gary Stoudt, and Cheyanne Stoudt; great grandchildren, Grace, Addilyn, and John; and by other family and friends.

    A Celebration of Charlotte's Life will be held from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 9, 2021, at Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel of Hasting. Private family memorial services will follow, and interment will be held at Lakeside Cemetery in Hastings.

    Martha R. Dobbelaere,
    Age 96 of Hastings, died peacefully on Thursday morning, April 1, 2021, at Hastings Health and Rehabilitation ~ Augustana of Hastings.

    Martha Rose, the daughter of Julius and Irma (DeMeersseman) Vandermeersch, was born on March 31, 1925, in Ghent, Minnesota. On April 28, 1948, Martha was united in marriage to Raymond F. "Ray" Dobbelaere in Ghent, and he preceded her in death on December 9, 2008. She was a dedicated homemaker who loved to cook. Later in life, she also worked at Smead Mfg. and in the kitchen at St. Boniface Catholic School. Martha was a faithful woman and a longtime member of The Harbor Church where she enjoyed volunteering in any way she could. Most of all, Martha cherished the time spent with her family.

    She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ray; son, Donald; four sisters; and by two brothers in infancy.

    Martha is survived by her children, Richard (Brenda) Dobbelaere, Mary (Dennis) Balitz Mann, Barbara (James) Menge, Mark (Margaret) Dobbelaere, and Joan (Don) Allery; daughter-in-law, Karen Dobbelaere; sixteen grandchildren, twenty-five great grandchildren, and one great great grandson; and by other relatives and friends.
    Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel of Hastings, with Pastor Jim Anderson officiating. Interment will follow at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Cemetery.

    Family and friends are cordially invited to a visitation from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday evening, and for one hour prior to the service on Tuesday morning, all at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to The Harbor Church, Hastings MN.
       

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