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Ethel L. Schaar, 93

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Ethel L. Schaar, age 93, of Hastings, died July 23, 2009, at the Regina Medical Center.

Ethel was born July 4, 1916, in Hastings to Herman and Helen (Rhoma) Keely. She was a 1933 graduate of Hastings High School and married Norman George Otto Schaar June 20, 1936, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Hastings. She enjoyed embroidery, baking and gardening. Ethel loved her family and was a devoted grandmother.

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She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Norman; and brothers, Chuck and Roy Keely. Ethel is survived by her four children, Roger (Nancy) Schaar of Elk River, Rudi (Charlotte) Schaar of Hastings, Janet (Robert) Selstad of Independence, Minn., and Joan (Charles) Wachter of Eagan; 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; and sister, Dorothy (Carl) Schaar of Cannon Falls.

The funeral service, with the Rev. Percy J. Damrow officiating, was held July 27, 2009, at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hastings. Interment followed in Lakeside Cemetery. The pallbearers were Jeff Wachter, Craig Wachter, Erik Selstad, Chris Selstad, Matthew Schaar, Dale Schaar, Pete Terry, Colin Terry, Steven Terry, and Leif Selstad.

Arrangements were handled by the Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home, Hastings, 651-437-9419, www.caturia-smidtfh.com.

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