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Bliss Andrews, age 92, of Rosemount, passed away June 3, 2011, at Angels Care Center in Cannon Falls. A visitation will be held Tuesday, June 7, at Wise Family Funeral Home, 400 Spring St., Hastings. Interment will follow in Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to the Disabled American Veterans. Wise Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Elly M. McNamara, age 75, of Hastings, died June 4, 2011, at her residence. Elly was born March 4, 1936, in Hastings, to Martin and Florence (Gerlach) Conzemius. She was a graduate of Hastings High School class of 1954 and was united in marriage to Clayton McNamara on Aug. 2, 1958, in Hastings. She was a homemaker and volunteered at Hastings Family Service. Elly was a wife, mother, grandmother, friend, and caregiver who was the strength of her family. She enjoyed gardening, quilting, and sewing.
Lillian C. Squire, age 75, of Hastings, died June 3, 2011, at United Hospital in St. Paul after a 4-year battle with breast cancer. Lillian was born Oct. 2, 1935, to Henry and Emma (Kessler) Murschel in Zap, N.D. She married William B. Squire Nov. 5, 1954, in Moorhead, Minn., and enjoyed being a homemaker. She was a member of Our Saviour's Ev.
Terence William "Terry" Salo, age 67, passed away peacefully at his home in Hastings, Minn., on June 1, 2011, after a lengthy battle with cancer. Terry was born Feb. 29, 1944, in Ely, Minn., to William and Tersi Salo. He graduated from Bemidji State University with a degree in education. He was a teacher for 32 years: 1 year in Biwabik and 31 years in Farmington. Terry mainly taught art and was an accomplished artist himself. He married Janice Brunner Von Bargen on Jan. 18, 1983, in Hastings. He was an exceptional husband, father, and friend.
Harry M. Keene, age 87, of Hastings, passed away peacefully after a brief illness, surrounded by family, on May 30, 2011. Harry is survived by his wife, Lois (Wildes); sons Dwight (Renee) and Kevin; his grandchildren, Jesse (Nichole), Abby, Luke (Anne), and great-grandson, Zachary Scott; his sisters Oralee (Jim) McNamara, Marlyn (Robert) Duffy, and Barbara (Chuck) Prokosch; also many nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his son Scott; parents, Russell and Mabel; brothers, Wayne "Buck" and Tom; sister Gayle Wolfe. The memorial service, officiated by Rev.
John D. Conzemius passed to his new and eternal life on Jan. 22, 2011. He was born Aug. 13, 1971, in Hastings, moving with his family to California in 1985. He graduated with a B.A.
Patrick "Herbie" Kane, beloved husband, father, and Papi, age 54, passed away peacefully May 29, 2011. Patrick was born Aug. 9, 1956, in Hastings. He was raised in Hastings and graduated from Hastings High School in 1974. On Nov. 28, 1987, he was united in marriage with Ruth Pitra. He enjoyed his family, fishing, hunting, riding his John Deere, grilling, music, and boxing.
Lois A. Chylik, age 85, of Hastings, passed away May 28, 2011, at Regina Nursing Home in Hastings. She was born Nov. 11, 1925, in Cannon Falls, to Ephraim and Clara Rapp. Lois is preceded in death by her husband, Joseph R. Chylik; son-in-law Robert E.
Jeanette Carl, age 74, of Hastings, died May 20, 2011, at United Hospital in St. Paul. Jeanette was born Nov. 4, 1936, in Hastings, to Michael Gregor and Clara (Siebenaler) Mamer. She attended local schools. Prior to her retirement, she had worked as a nurse in several health care facilities. Jeanette was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, and her family was most important in her life.
Floyd D. Squires, age 89, of Lakeville, passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his family, on May 22, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Armina; brother Marlin; sister-in-law Bernadine Squires; and brother-in-law, Joe Bond.