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Garrita Emerson, 92

Garrita G. Emerson, age 92, of Hastings, passed away Oct. 13, at home.

She was born Jan. 15, 1921, in Boyceville, Wis. Garrita was the only child of Otto and Elizabeth Hegeman.

She married Harold Emerson in Glenwood, Wis., on Nov. 8, 1940. In 1948, the family moved to Hastings, where she was a homemaker and employed at Smeads manufacturing for 27 years until her retirement.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughters Judy Kingsley, and Sharon Franklin; and grandson, David.

She is survived by children Robert (Shannan) of River Falls; Jerome (Jean) of Hastings; Jean (William) Frame of Farmington; Douglas (Linda) of Hastings; Carol Kampa of Hastings; 15 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

A memorial gathering will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 18, at Wise Family Funeral Home, 400 Spring St., Hastings. Interment will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Tiffany Cemetery in Boyceville, Wis.

Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers.

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