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Valgene L. Jarchow, 85

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Valgene L. Jarchow, age 85, of Hastings, died Tuesday, March 4, at the Regina Transitional Care, Hastings.

Val was born Nov. 21, 1928, to Morrill and Beulah (Boles) Jarchow, in Hastings. He was a Hastings High School graduate, class of 1946, and married Muriel Holliday on Aug. 26, 1950, at the Hamline Methodist Church in St. Paul.

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Val was former owner of Pet Ranch of America and his hobbies included golf, bowling, wood-working, fishing, boating, and he especially loved dogs and ice cream!

He was preceded in death by his parents; and son, Tom.

Val is survived by his wife Muriel "Murt"; children Deb (Mike) Sherry of Amery, Wis., Sandy (Steven) Loosbrock of Eagan, and Richard Jarchow of Hastings; grandchildren Brian (Lindsay) Sherry, Kelly Nelson, Peter (Jenny) Loosbrock, Jill (Tommy Stenzel) Loosbrock, Tyler (Amber) Jarchow, Ashley (Jamie) Tri, and Kelli Jo (Charles) Robinson; also seven great-grandchildren.

The funeral service, officiated by Rev. Dr. April Davis Campbell, will be held 10 a.m. Monday, March 10, at First Presbyterian Church, 602 Vermillion St. in Hastings. Visitation will be held from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, at the Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home, 201 E. 7th St., Hastings, and one hour prior to the service at church. Private interment will be at Lakeside Cemetery, Hastings. Pallbearers are Val's grandchildren.

Arrangements made with Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home, Hastings. 651-437-9419. www.caturia-smidtfh.com

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