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Michael J. Warner, 60

Michael J. Warner, age 60, of Hastings, died Sunday, Aug. 10, after a brief illness.

Michael was born Aug. 11, 1953, in Hastings, to Cecil and Marguerite (St. Martin) Warner. He attended Hastings schools, graduating with the class of 1971. Mike was an avid boater and thought of the river as his second home. He also loved hunting, fishing and bowling. Mike married Karen Chilson Jan. 3, 1976, at St. Boniface Church in Hastings.

Mike was preceded in death by his father, Cecil; and his mother, Marguerite Hawkins.

He is survived by his wife, Karen; four children, Michelle (Scott) Nelson of Duluth, Kristin Warner of Hastings, Nicki Warner of Rochester, Minn., and Jacob Warner (Steph Hastreiter) of Hastings; seven grandchildren, Blake, Kylee, Victoria, Ryan, Brayden, Anders and Graham; brothers and sisters, Bill (Mary) Warner of Ottertail, Min., Steve (Cindy) Warner of Eden, Wis., Mary Vogel of Cottage Grove, Jeanne (Lyle) Young of Hayward, Wis., Kent (Christy) Warner of Welch, Minn., and Brent Warner (Nikki Tredup) of Red Wing; his stepmother, Joan Warner of Hastings; mother-in-law, Leona Chilson of Hastings; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral Mass, with Fr. Cole Kracke officiating, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2035 West Fifteenth St., Hastings. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the funeral at church.

Pallbearers are Jacob Warner, Jim Plan, Bill Warner, Steve Warner, Kent Warner and Brent Warner.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the family.

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