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JoAnne Kerstetter

JoAnne Iris Kerstetter, age 71, of Hastings, died Dec. 21, 2009, at United Hospital in St. Paul.

JoAnne was born Nov. 10, 1938, in Hastings, to Carl and Frieda (Herkenratt) Hankes, and was a 1956 graduate of Hastings High School. She married Robert Paul Kerstetter on July 20, 1957, in Hastings, and was employed by Smead Manufacturing.

JoAnne was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Peter Dale; and husband, Robert.

She is survived by five children, Scott, Margie (David) Robinson, Mark, Kraig (Sandra), and Donald, all of Hastings; eight grandchildren, Brad, Gary, Angie, Paula, Katie, Rachel, Jaci, and Alicia; two great-grandchildren, Anika and Megan; also ten siblings, Carla, Keith, Marlene, Janice, Pat, Lois, Beth, Justin, Michael, and Linda.

The funeral service, officiated by Rev. Connie Claxton, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23, at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 615 Vermillion St., Hastings, followed by interment in Lakeside Cemetery. The pallbearers are Gary Robinson, Brad Shonkwiler, Al Storlie, Jon Langenfeld, Tom Radabaugh, and Angie Robinson.

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