Obituaries

OBITUARIES AS REPORTED BY KDWA RADIO

Your only locally owned, home based media!

 
 
Obituary Notice: Obituary notices on kdwa.com are published at no charge and can be called in at 651-437-1460 or faxed to 651-438-3042
 

Full Obituaries: Full obituaries on KDWA 1460 AM & kdwa.com are paid for. Paid for obituaries are broadcast daily on KDWA AM your only daily media covering this area and published on kdwa.com with a picture and full funeral details. Charges can be paid to KDWA with cash, check or credit card or billed through the funeral home. Full obituaries can be called into 651-437-1460 or faxed to 651-438-3042.

 


    Lynne Anne Reigle,
    Age 66 of Ellsworth, died peacefully May 19th, 2022 at her home with her family by her side.

    A Celebration of Life will be held at 3 PM on Friday, June 17th, with a gathering to follow from 4 to 8 PM in Hudson. Interment will be private.


    Karen Holly Gavin,
    Age 67 of Woodbury, Minnesota died May 18, 2022.

    The celebration of her life will be Thursday, May 26th, from 5pm until 8pm with a prayer service at 7:30 in River Falls.

    Burial will be at the Saint Bridget's Catholic Cemetery.


    Deborah "Deb" Engeldinger,
    Age 68 of Hastings, died peacefully on Saturday May 21, 2022, at United Hospital in St. Paul.

    A Celebration of Deb's life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday May 28, 2022, in Hastings.

    Family and friends are cordially invited to a visitation for one hour prior to the service, and to a reception immediately following the service, all at the funeral home on Saturday.


    Arden Louise (Halk) Sanstead
    Passed away peacefully on May 21, 2022 at age 92.

    She was born in Minneapolis October 6, 1929. She was a graduate of Patrick Henry High School. Embracing her Swedish heritage, she graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College where she met her husband, John. Arden taught English for Hastings School District as a substitute. She was active in a variety of women's organizations and her church, St. Philips Lutheran Church. Arden loved Hastings and served as chair for the Hastings Rehabilitation and Housing Authority (HRA) for 9 years. Upon retirement, she and John became annual snowbirds, basking in Winter Haven Florida. She is preceded in death by husband John. She is survived by sons Mark (Julie) and Peter (Lissa) and grandchildren Christopher (Chris), Paul, Erinn and Caitlin.

    Celebration of Life will be on Tuesday, May 24th at St. Philips Lutheran Church Hastings with a 1 PM visitation and a 2 PM service followed by dessert & time to share memories.

    Interment will be at Fort Snelling Cemetery. Preferred memorials to Hastings Family Service.
       


    Brenda Swanson,
    73, of Hastings passed away on May 21, 2022 at the Pillars in Oakdale with family by her side.

    Visitation will be 4:00 to 7:00 pm Thursday, May 26 in Hastings. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 am Friday, May 27 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, with visitation one hour prior at the church. Interment will be in the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Cemetery.


    Duane Darwin Melstrom,
    Age 81 of Ellsworth died on May 16, 2022 at the VA Hospital in the Twin Cities.

    A Funeral Service will be at 2:00pm on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at Bethel Covenant Church: W8403 County Road KK Ellsworth, WI 54011. A visitation will be one hour prior. A visitation will be the night before from 5:30pm to 7:30pm Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Ellsworth. The Kinni-Engelhart American Legion Post #204 will provide Military Honors.

    Burial will be in the Bethel Covenant Parish Cemetery.


    Joan Marie (Cook) Alexander,
    Age 92, of River Falls passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on May 17, 2022.

    A Memorial service will be at 1:00 pm Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at First Congregational Church, 110 N. 3rd St. River Falls, WI 54022.


    Nicholas A. Wormley,
    Age 48, resident of Prescott, passed away March 2, 2022 at Mayo Hospital in Rochester, MN.

    A Celebration of Nicks life will be held at 4 PM, May 28, 2022 at United Church of Christ, 206 Locust Street, Prescott.

    Visitation will be after the service in the church hall. Burial to be at a later date at Pine Glenn Cemetery.


    William Wayne Ziemer,
    Age 81, of Hastings, passed away peacefully May 16, 2022.

    A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at 12 noon in Hastings. A visitation will be held from 10 AM to noon on Wednesday.

    A reception will be held immediately following the service. Interment, St Elizabeth Ann Seton Cemetery in Hastings.


    James Edward Leonard,
    Age 76 of Ellsworth, died unexpectedly May 16, 2022 while traveling in Iowa of an apparent heart attack.

    A Celebration of Life for James Leonard will be Friday, May 20, from 4 to 7 PM in Ellsworth.

    The family will be holding a memorial service privately along with burial in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Ellsworth.


    Keith James Vinge,
    Age 56 of Ellsworth, died unexpectedly Monday, May 16th at his residence following an acute medical condition.

    A Celebration of Life for Keith Vinge, will be Sunday, May 22nd from 4pm to 7pm in Ellsworth.

    Keith's family will have a private service and burial recognizing his Christian life.


    Bernard P. Pederson,
    Age 69, of Hastings, passed away May 13, 2022.

    A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday May 20, 2022 from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm in Hastings.

    Interment, Fort Snelling National Cemetery.


    Joan F. Bernt (O'Brien),
    Age 89, of Rosemount, passed away surrounded by her family on May 14, 2022.

    A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday May 24, 2022 at 11:00 am at the Church of St. Peter, 1405 Sibley Memorial Highway, Mendota Heights.

    A visitation will be held one hour prior to mass at church. Interment will be in the church cemetery.


    Bradley T. "Brad" Larson,
    Age 68, of Hastings, died peacefully on Friday evening, May 13, 2022, at Regina Senior Living in Hastings following an extended battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP).

    A Celebration of Brad's Life will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, in Hastings, with a time of sharing at 6:30 p.m.


    Richard T. "Jonesy" Jones,
    Age 57 of Hastings, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at home from natural causes on Wednesday May 11, 2022.

    A Celebration of Rick's Life will be held from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, May 21, 2022, at the American Legion in Hastings.


    Gladys C. Anderson,
    Age 98 of Hastings, died peacefully at Prescott Nursing and Rehabilitation on Thursday morning, May 12, 2022.

    Gladys Cordella, the daughter of Cordt and Alice (Raasch) Quast, was born on February 25, 1924, in Zumbrota. Following her graduation from Zumbrota High School, Gladys was united in marriage to Vernon E. Anderson in 1943. They were blessed with five children and many memories prior to his passing in 2001. Gladys briefly worked at Hastings Office Supply prior to managing the Big V in the Midtown Mall. She then worked at Meloy Park Florist prior to her retirement. Gladys was a longtime member of the Hastings Lion's Club and the Regina Auxiliary. She enjoyed tending to her garden and flowers, and was always reading good mystery novels. Over the years, she and Vern also enjoyed playing many games of bridge and cribbage with friends as well.

    She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Vernon; children, James Anderson, Steven Anderson, and Nancy Sandberg; sons-in-law, Richard Sandberg and Robert Mike; and by her grandson, Brian Sandberg.

    Gladys is survived by her daughters, Mary (Gary) Oehrlein and Marie Mike; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; sister, Delores VanHouten; and by many other relatives and friends.

    Memorial services will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Hastings, with Pastor Lloyd Menke officiating. Interment will follow at Lakeside Cemetery in Hastings.

    Family and friends are cordially invited to a visitation from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., and to a luncheon immediately following the graveside service, all at the church on Tuesday.
       


    Raynold Gene Krause,
    Age 82 of Ellsworth passed away peacefully on May 10, at the Ellsworth Health Services.

    A Funeral service will be at 1PM on Monday, May 16, at St. Paul's United Church of Christ; W5706 WI-72, Ellsworth.

    A Visitation will be from 4 to 7 PM on Sunday, May 15, in Ellsworth. Burial will be at St. Paul's United Church of Christ Cemetery.


    Mary Kay Maki,
    Age 79 of Hastings, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday evening, May 3, 2022.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, May 12, 2022, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Vermillion, with Father Mike Tix officiating. Private family interment will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in North St. Paul.

    Family and friends are cordially invited to a visitation from 9:00 to 11:00 AM, and to a reception immediately following the Mass, all at church on Thursday.


    Thomas Lee Hultberg,
    Age 72 of River Falls died on April 27, 2022, at Our House Senior Living in River Falls after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease.

    A Celebration of Life will be held on June 12 in Hudson.


    Roger C. Swanson,
    Age 87 of Hastings, died peacefully at United Hospital in St. Paul on Monday evening, May 2, 2022.

    Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 12, 2022, at Our Saviour's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hastings, with Pastor Lloyd Menke 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. Wednesday evening in Hastings, and also for one hour prior to the service at church on Thursday morning.


    Dorothy I. Werner,
    Age 100 of Hastings, died peacefully at Regina Assisted Living on Sunday morning, May 1, 2022.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 AM, Thursday May 5, 2022, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Hastings, with Father David Hennen officiating. Interment will follow at the parish cemetery, and a luncheon will be held at the funeral home following the graveside prayers.

    Family and friends are cordially invited to a visitation from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Wednesday in Hastings, and for one hour prior to Mass at church on Thursday morning.


    Kenneth Lloyd Fossen,
    The son of Harry and Mary (Stofferahn) Fossen, passed away on April 24th at the age of 90.

    A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at 11:00 AM at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2035 15th Street West in Hastings.

    A visitation will be held one hour prior to mass at church. A reception will follow mass in Mother Seton Hall. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery in Mendota Heights.


    George Elmer Johnson,
    Age 89 of Prescott died peacefully at home on April 22, 2022 surrounded by his family.

    A Mass of Christian burial will be at 11:00am Friday, April 29, 2022 at St. Joseph's Catholic Parish: 269 Dakota St. S, Prescott, WI 54021 with Father Kevin Louis and Deacon Jerry Rynda officiating. A Visitation will be from 5:00pm to 8:00pm on Thursday, April 28, 2022 at St. Joseph's Catholic Parish. As well as one hour prior to the service on Friday.

    Services entrusted to O'Connell Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 715-262-5404.
       


    Robert A. Stark,
    Age 75, of Hastings, passed away at home April 25, 2022.

    A Traditional Latin Funeral Mass will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at St. Augustine Catholic Church, 408 3rd St. N. in South St. Paul. A visitation will be held one hour prior to mass at church, Interment will follow at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Cemetery in Hastings.

    A reception will be held at 4:00 pm in Hastings.

    Permanent link to this article: https://kdwa.com/obituaries/