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Catherine M. Eilen, age 85, of Hampton, passed away on April 9, 2011, at the Trinity Care Center in Farmington. Catherine cooked the hot lunch meals at St. Mathias School for many years while also catering many weddings. She also was a part-time assistant clerk at the Hampton post office for many years.
Margaret M. Sheridan, age 87, of Hastings, died April 10, 2011, at her home. She was born Oct. 17, 1923, in Cannon Falls, to Francis and Margaret (Farrell) Judge. Margaret married Wayne "Chic" Sheridan on Aug. 27, 1949, in Cannon Falls. Prior to her retirement, she worked at the Hastings Veteran's Home. Margaret enjoyed going to the YMCA, reading, and doing crossword puzzles. She was very devoted to her family - especially her beloved grandchildren - and also her faith.
Rose Marie Freiermuth, age 85, of Hastings died April 9, 2011, at Ruth Home in Hastings. She was born Feb. 23, 1926, in Hastings, to Joseph and Mary (Welch) Girgen. She attended local schools and was a homemaker. She married Columbus G. Freiermuth on Oct. 22, 1947, at St. Agatha's Catholic Church in Coates, Minn. They enjoyed spending time at their home in Mesa, Ariz., during winters. Columbus preceded Rose Marie in death on Jan.
Harold J. "Hal" Schuebel, age 89, of Cottage Grove, passed away at Woodbury Health Care Center on April 9, 2011. Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Friday, April 15, at St. Rita's Catholic Church, 8694 80th St. S., Cottage Grove. Gathering 1 hour prior to Mass. A private interment will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers to the Union Gospel Mission or the Spina Bifida Association of MN. The Wise Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Visit wisefamilyfh.com to sign the online guestbook and view the memorial video.
James R. "Jim" Bennis Sr., age 81, of Hastings, died April 5, 2011, at his residence. Jim was born Dec. 17, 1929, in Minneapolis to Joseph and Fern (Nebel) Bennis, and a 1947 graduate of Monroe High School in St. Paul. He married LaDonna Huss Jan. 31, 1948, in St. Paul. She died in 1990. Jim married Julie Crane March 14, 1999, in Hawaii. He was a retired longtime Koch refinery employee. Jim's family was central to his life and he loved spending time at his cabin in McGregor. He was passionate about giving his time to help others. Jim had 35 years of recovery and was active with A.A.
James R. "Jim" Bennis Sr., age 81, of Hastings, died Tuesday, April 5, 2011, at his home. Visitation will be held 4-8 p.m. Thursday, April 7, at the Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home, 201 E. 7th St., Hastings, and 1 hour prior to the funeral service at 11 a.m. Friday, April 8, at Our Saviour's Ev. Lutheran Church, 400 West Ninth St., Hastings. A complete notice will appear in next week's edition.
Cleo Parker, age 101, of Hastings, passed away April 1, 2011, at Augustana Care Center in Hastings. She was born in Lawton, Ky., to William and Elvira Burton on July 17, 1909. Cleo married Shade Parker in Lawton on March 13, 1928. She was preceded in death by her husband, Shade Parker; daughter Dolores Jacks; and her brothers and sisters. Cleo is survived by her daughter Toni Haviland; son Vernon (Monica) Parker; son Don Parker (Barb Conger); daughter Paulette Pilhofer (Patrick Guillory); 17 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.
Daniel R. Lockwood, age 51, of Rosemount, passed away March 29, 2011. Memorial service will be 12 noon Monday, April 5, at Christus Victor Lutheran Church, 7510 Palomino Dr., Apple Valley. Gathering 1 hour prior to service at church. Memorials preferred. Please visit www.wisefamilyfh.com to sign the online guestbook. Wise Family Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Raymond Perrault, 82, died at his home in Duluth on March 29, 2011, with family at his side. He was born in Fall River, Mass., on Sept. 16, 1928, to Theodore and Mary (Hendrickson) Perrault. He attended St. Jean's and Denfeld schools and served in the Army Air Force from 1945 to 1949. He married Colleen Hubert in July 1951. They raised five children in Hastings, Minn., where he worked for 3M Company from 1960 to 1990. He was a member of St.
Christine Miller, age 77, of Hastings, died March 27, 2011, at the Fairview Ridges Hospital in Burnsville. Christine was born Oct. 6, 1933, in Glen Lyon, Pa., to George and Martha (Burkett) Antolik. She was a high school graduate of Newport Township, Pa., and married Allyn R. Miller Nov. 3, 1956 in Nanticoke, Pa. Christine worked as an administrative assistant with the Gillette Co. in St. Paul prior to retirement and was also a part-time employee of Afton Alps. She loved her flower garden.