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Regina J. Hoffman, 96

Regina J. (Fasbender) Hoffman, age 96, of Hastings, died Thursday, Jan. 9, at her Regina Assisted Living residence.

Regina was born on Sept. 6, 1917, in Hastings, Minn., to Peter and Regina (Zilliox) Fasbender. She married Willis "Pal" Hoffman on Sept. 10, 1949. Prior to her marriage she worked at Hudson Manufacturing and the Gardner Hotel in Hastings. She was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish and the Catholic Aid Association. She was a homemaker and enjoyed sewing, cooking and especially baking her chocolate chip cookies, which everyone loved.

Regina was preceded in death by her husband Pal in 1996; her parents; brother Werner Fasbender; and sisters Marie Foster, Florence Caturia, Kay Schleich and Lenora Glass.

Regina is survived by her son, John Hoffman of Hastings; and daughter Deb (Mike) Rantala of rural Nashwauk; grandchildren Chris Hoffman, Jen (Jeremiah) Fairbanks, Lisa (fianc Brian) Rantala and Steve Rantala; great-grandson Caysen Fairbanks; sister Marg Gerlach; brother Pete (Harriet) Fasbender; sister-in-law Rita Fasbender; and also many nieces and nephews.

The funeral Mass, officiated by Fr. James Perkl, will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2035 West 15th St., Hastings. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at church. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. Pallbearers are Chris Hoffman, Jen Fairbanks, Lisa Rantala, Steve Rantala, Karen Smith and Paul Fasbender.

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

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