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Joseph L. Martineau, 72

Joseph L. Martineau, age 72, of Hastings, passed away at home on March 21.

He was born in St. Paul, on Nov. 7, 1941, to Leo and Ann (Simon) Martineau. He married Carol Ann Rutherford on Sept. 15, 1962. Joe loved his time at the summer cottage, especially the times he spent teaching his grandkids how to fish and swim.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Rose and Marlene; and his brother, Edward.

Joe is survived by his loving wife, Carol Ann; children, Timothy (Mireya), Gerald (Mee Rahn), Thomas (Theresa), Steven (Tracy), Joseph, Jr. (Bridget), and Stacy (Jim) Swanson; 17 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brothers, Donald (Jane), and William (Rose); sisters, Beatrice Schueller, Patricia Moser, and Laura Gene Volness; brothers-in-law, William (Christine) Rutherford, and James (Judy) Rutherford; and many other relatives and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial, officiated by Fr. Jim Perkl, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 28, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2035 W. 15th St., Hastings. A visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, March 27, at Wise Family Funeral Home, 400 Spring St., Hastings, and 1 hour prior to the service at church. Interment Lakeside Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Danny Martineau, Ryan Martineau, Shay Martineau, Leo Martineau, Roger Martineau, and Joseph Swanson.

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