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Hilde A. Caneff, 87

Hildegard A. Caneff, age 87, of Hastings died Saturday, Jan. 11, at her home after a lengthy illness.

Hilde was born Feb. 23, 1926, in Hastings, to Matt and Rose (Beissel) Meier. She was a former employee at H.D. Hudson Mfg., in Hastings. She married Francis M. Caneff on June 13, 1945, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Hastings. Francis died Oct. 24, 2006.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Francis; sisters Bernice Husting, and an infant sister Martha; brothers Othmar, and Gordon Meier; as well as grandsons Marty and Joey Caneff.

She is survived by her children Dick Caneff of Hastings, Ron (Vicki) Caneff of Hastings, Ann (Jim) Slattum of Hastings, Sharon (Gordy) McNamara of Cottage Grove, Steve "Nubby" (Dee) Caneff of Hastings, Mary (Pat) Kasel of Hastings, and Paul (Raeann) Caneff of Hastings; 17 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; her siblings Florence (Bob) Pirrung of Cannon Falls, Don Meier, Peter (Grace) Meier, Dorothy (Rod) Smith, Rita (LeRoy) Reinardy, Harry (Sheryl) Meier, and Jeannie (Mitch) Harrington, all of Hastings.

Funeral Mass officiated by Father Jim Perkl, will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2035 15th Street West, Hastings. Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. Thursday at the church. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery.

Pallbearers are Jake, Curt and Ryan Caneff, Jason, Brian and Jim Slattum, and Patrick Kasel and Troy McNamara.

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

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