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Florence M. Rischette, 80

Florence M. Rischette, age 80, of Hastings, died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010, at her home.

Florence was born March 31, 1929, in Hastings to Clarence and Naomi (Estes) Hicks. She married William P. Rischette in Hastings on April 10, 1948.

A busy homemaker, Florence also enjoyed crafts and loved to cook. She thoroughly enjoyed her family and people in general.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, William; daughter, Gail; and siblings, Jimmy, Chuck, Mona, and Willy.

Florence is survived by her daughter, Norma Swanson; sons, Michael (Carol), Kent (Chris) and Lance (Deborah), all of Hastings; ten grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren; seven siblings, Clarence "Clem", Dick, Marvin "Skip", David, Jerry, Judy, and Barb.

The funeral Mass, officiated by Fr. James Perkl was held Jan. 22, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Hastings with interment in the parish cemetery. The pallbearers were grandsons Willy, Jon, Joel, Matthew, Alex, and nephew Duane.

Arrangements were handled by the Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home, Hastings, 651-437-9419,