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Dorothy R. Hiltgen, age 93, of Hastings, passed away April 29, 2011, at Regina Assisted Living. Private family services will be held. Wise Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Gerald E. Anderson, age 75, formerly of Hastings, died April 24, 2011, at United Hospital in St. Paul. Gerald was born Nov. 16, 1935, in Prairie Farm, Wis., to Christ and Mary (Egan) Anderson.
Vernadell I. Zimmer, age 96, of Hastings, passed away March 16, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Zimmer. Vernadell is survived by her children, Dave Zimmer and Patricia Long; her grandchildren, Jim Freiermuth, Beth Ann Fitzgerald, Eric Riley, Matt Freiermuth, Adam Freiermuth, and Josh Freiermuth; great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends. Memorial service 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 3, at the United Methodist Church of Hastings, 615 W. 15th St., Hastings. The Wise Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, www.wisefamilyfh.com .
Adeline F. Thury, age 83, formerly of St. Paul Park, died April 21, 2011, at United Hospital. She was born Nov. 25, 1927, in Rosemount, Minn., to Charles and Bertha (Greiger) Paulus. In 1946 she graduated from South St. Paul High School and married Edward R. Thury on Nov. 23. She worked in banking most of her life and retired in 1985. Adeline and Eddie raised four children (Linda, Steve, Cindy, and Gayle) using good humor and good values. Their strong family ties carried them through good times and bad. Adeline enjoyed camping and traveled extensively both in the U.S. and abroad.
Jonathan M. Inskeep, age 25, of Eagan, died unexpectedly on April 19, 2011. He was born Jan. 30, 1986, in St. Paul, to David and Gwendolyn (Mudder) Inskeep. He was a 2004 graduate of Hastings High School and 2010 graduate of ITT Technical College.
Arnold J. Werner, age 85, of Hastings, died April 21, 2011. He was born Aug. 2, 1925, in Vermillion, Minn., to William P. and Margaret (Thurmes) Werner. Arnold married Betty Serres on Nov. 26, 1949, in Waterloo, Iowa, and had served in the Army. He worked as a farmer and carpenter prior to retirement.
Ruth Ann Dorschner, age 67, of Hastings, died April 18, 2011, at her home. She was born Feb. 18, 1944, in Hastings, to Robert and Lorraine (Pechacek) Cater. Ruth Ann was a 1962 graduate of Hastings High School and had worked as a housing specialist with Washington County prior to her retirement at age 50. She was an excellent caregiver to her parents, and her family was a very important part of her life, as was her canine companion, Abby.
Mary Marjorie "Margie" LaBoone, 84, formerly of Hastings, died at a Duluth-area nursing home on Sunday, April 17, 2011, from complications related to Alzheimer's disease. She was attended at death by family members including her husband of 63 years, retired Minnesota Conservation Officer Kenneth C. LaBoone, and staff of the Edgewood Vista hospice in Hermantown. Born Nov. 12, 1926, in St. Paul, Minn., "Margie," as she was best known to her many friends and relatives, was the daughter of the late Peter H. and Gertrude Schweigel (nee McEachern) of St.
Eileen M. (O'Leary) Ludwig, age 88, of Miesville, Minn., died on Wednesday, April 13, 2011. She was born March 13, 1923, in Rosemount, to Denis P. and Amelia M. (Wagner) O'Leary. Eileen graduated from Rosemount High School and St. Paul Business School. Eileen married Gilbert N. Ludwig on June 12, 1948, in Rosemount.
Shelly Ann Gans, age 41, of Prescott, passed away on April 17, 2011, at the Lutheran Home in River Falls. She is survived by her daughter, Nicole, and sons, Tyler and Travis; their father, Steven Tipp; extended family and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family are preferred. Her memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., with visitation 1 hour prior, on Friday, April 22, at the O'Connell Family Funeral Home, 520 S. 11th St., Hudson, 715-386-3725. www.oconnellfuneralhomes.com .