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Sylvester J. Taube, 86

Sylvester J. Taube, age 86, of Hastings, died Aug. 16, 2009, at Prescott Nursing and Rehab Community, Prescott Wis. 

He was born December 10, 1922, in Hazelton, N.D., to Edward and Eva (Schaffer) Taube. Sylvester served in the U.S. Army, and married Irma Riemenschneider on July 6, 1951, at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Hastings. He was employed at Con-Agra for 36 years, and was a member of the American Legion, and Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus Council No.1600. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward Taube and Eva (Schaffer) Taube-Payette; and half-brother, Joseph Landsberger. Sylvester is survived by his wife of 58 years, Irma; daughters, Judy Masera Lentz of Sarasota, Fla., Susan Riley of Prescott, and Sali Voss of Wayzata; son, Kevin Taube of Hastings; grandchildren, Carey Masera, Grady and Tanner Riley, Chasi May, Seazon Voss, Casey Luedtke, Troy Taube, and Neil and Heather Lentz; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. 

The funeral Mass, with the Rev. Jim Perkl officiating, was held Aug. 19, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Hastings. Pallbearers were Tom Shannon, Troy Taube, Brian May, Chasi May, Seazon Voss and Ray Miller. Interment with military honors provided by Hastings VFW Lyle Russell Post1210 will be at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Cemetery. 

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