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Lorraine Mausolf, age 88, of Hastings, died Sept. 2, 2011, at Regina Medical Center. Private family services were held. Arrangements were handled by Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home, Hastings, 651-437-9419, www.caturia-smidtfh.com .
Winston P. Riedesel, age 84, of Hastings, passed away Sept. 3, 2011, at the Minnesota Veteran's Home in Minneapolis. A funeral service is being held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, at Wise Family Funeral Home, 400 Spring St., Hastings. A visitation will be held 3 hours prior to the funeral at the funeral home. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Rockford. The Wise Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Visit www.wisefamilyfh.com to view the memorial video and sign the online guestbook.
Charlotte J. Peterson, age 69, of Hastings, passed away Aug. 31, 2011. Mass of Christian Burial at 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 5, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2035 W. 15th St., Hastings. Visitation 2 hours prior to Mass at church. Interment St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Cemetery. The Wise Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Visit www.wisefamilyfh.com to sign the online guestbook and view the memorial video.
Dennis Herman Lichtsinn, age 65, died Aug. 29, 2011, at his home. Dennis was born Sept. 14, 1945, in Alexandria, Minn., to William and Wilma (Steffens) Lichtsinn. He attended the Zion Lutheran Church School for grades 1-8 and attended Jefferson High School. After graduation he joined the Navy. Dennis spent the last 6 years of his life in Hastings, Minn., where he and his wife made their home and started their Smart Ride business - a business he was very proud of. He not only loved his business but his customers.
Ronald J. Partington, age 62, of Hastings, died Aug. 29, 2011, at his home. Ronald was born June 11, 1949, in Northfield, to Fred and Marjorie (Bohardt) Partington. He served in the U.S.
Theresa J. Loesch, age 88, of Hastings, died Aug. 26, 2011, at the Regina Medical Center. Theresa was born Aug. 1, 1923, in Vermillion Twp. to William P. and Margaret (Thurmes) Werner. She was united in marriage to Frank "Fritz" Loesch on June 5, 1943, in Long Beach, Calif. Theresa was mainly a homemaker but worked a variety of jobs including co-owner of Loesch's Bar and Grill. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary, a talented seamstress, and enjoyed playing the slots and watching MSNBC.
Evelyn M. Carl, owner and operator of the Westwood Beauty Salon, age 78, of Hastings, passed away Aug. 27, 2011, at United Hospital in St. Paul. She was born in Hastings to Albert and Mae Hubley on Feb. 23, 1933. She married Donald E. Carl on June 4, 1955, in Hastings.
Clara C. Conzemius, age 99, of Hastings, died Aug. 24, 2011, at her home. Clara was born Sept. 28, 1911, in Hastings, to Andrew and Mary Majeski. She attended Hastings schools and was a retired 3M employee. Clara married Albert Conzemius on May 12, 1936, in Hastings. She loved her family dearly and will be greatly missed.
Clifford B. Birkholz, age 82, of Hastings, passed away Aug. 22, 2011, at his home in Hastings. He was born in Madison, Minn., on Jan. 24, 1929, to Arnold and Ida Birkholz. Clifford married Marlys Hess in Traverse County on June 29, 1952. In his youth he was an avid basketball player. He loved watching all sports, and was still playing golf and basketball until his final days. He worked for the Milwaukee Railroad and the Soo Line Railroad, and in his retirement years worked as a custodian at Allina Clinic.
Dennis J. "Denny" O'Melia, age 77, of Hastings, died peacefully on Aug. 20, 2011, after a courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his former spouse, Deanna Devine O'Melia; daughter, Colleen (Joe) Kaufenberg; sons, John and Patrick; grandchildren, Justin, Jeremy, and Mikayla. Denny was born in Santa Barbara, Calif., later moving to Wisconsin and graduating from St. Patrick's High School (Eau Claire) in 1951.