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Leon M. "Mac" Truax, age 89, of Hastings, passed away July 31, 2011, at Augustana Care Center in Hastings. He was born to Leon and Ruth Truax on Jan. 6, 1922, in Hastings. Leon was a World War II Navy veteran and an avid Twins fan. He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Thomas Truax and Mary Jo Truax. He is survived by nieces and nephews, Patricia (William) Youngs, Thomas (Kathryn) Truax, Kim Truax, Katherine Stricker, Nora (Kenneth) Jost, Jerome (Judith) Truax, Leah Truax; many other relatives and friends. Private family services will be held at a later date.
Angela (Rose) Abel, 45, of Alpharetta, Ga., previously of Hastings, Minn., died July 28, 2011. Arrangements by SouthCare Cremation Society and Memorial Centers in Alpharetta, 678-735-5500.
Teresa Pauline Tobias, age 86, died peacefully at home in Prescott on July 29, 2011. She was surrounded by family with her loving husband at her side. Teresa was born on April 19, 1925, at home in Trimbelle Township, to Frank and Mary Katherine (Huppert) Schommer. She grew up on the family farm and moved to River Falls after graduating from Prescott High School and began work in a coverall factory, sewing army fatigues. On May 1, 1946, she married LeRoy Edward Tobias and moved to Prescott. Together they raised four children.
Ruby Soholt, 94, of Buffalo, Minn., died Thursday afternoon, July 28, 2011, at Lake Ridge Care Center in Buffalo. Ruby was born in Minneapolis on March 9, 1917, to Nels and Martha Quist. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, and graduated from Minneapolis South High School in 1935. Ruby married Maynard Soholt on May 1, 1946. God blessed the couple with two daughters, Kathryn and Barbara.
On July 28, 2011, at 3:32 a.m., Dr. Scott Williamson, BA. DC EMT, won his battle with bladder cancer and is resting peacefully in the arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He was born Nov. 21, 1953, in St. Paul, Minn.
Attn. Local 717: Carolyn Williams, Sept. 26, 1945 - July 21, 2011, suddenly. Carolyn graduated from St. Paul Park High School in 1965. She was an Elvis fanatic. Carolyn loved spending time with her family. She enjoyed working at Smeads. Carolyn is survived by her son, Charles; brothers and sisters, Doug (Judy) Harer, Judy (Paul) Schintz, Mike (Karen) Harer, Alice (Tim) Duncanson; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents. Memorial service 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, at Kok Funeral Home, 1201 Portland Ave., St.
James F. Dummer, age 53, of Hastings, passed away July 19, 2011, at his home. He was born May 20, 1958, in Hastings, to George and Margaret Dummer. James loved the outdoors and was an avid reader. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Jerry Dixon, George Dummer Jr. James is survived by his son, Jason Dummer; brother Tom (Karen) Dixon; nieces, Heather, Holly, Michelle. Memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 22, at the Wise Family Funeral Home, 400 Spring St., Hastings. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service. Interment, St.
Adam Michael Stein, age 23, of Hampton, died accidentally July 17, 2011. Adam was born Oct. 9, 1987, in Red Wing, to Randy and Janet (Finstuen) Stein. He was a 2006 graduate of Cannon Falls High School and attended St. Paul Technical College. He was employed by Kellington Construction of Minneapolis, Minn. Adam enjoyed building derby trucks, polishing his vehicles, spending time with his family and his tight group of friends, and taking care of his dog Molly.
Raphael Maiola died on Thursday, July 14, 2011, at the age of 89. Ruffy was born on Oct. 22, 1921, in Biwabik, Minn., to Salvatore and Macolata Miola, immigrants to the U.S. from Italy. He graduated from Biwabik High School in 1939. Ruffy served in the South Pacific during World War II as a Navy radioman. He earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota in 1949 and a master's degree from UW-Superior in 1970, and he taught school for 34 years before retiring in 1984. In 1949, Ruffy was united in marriage to Amy Christine Nelson of Roseau, Minn.
Mary Judith (Sieben) McGill, age 70, of Santa Monica, Calif., died July 13, 2011, in Burlingame, Calif. Mary Judith was born March 24, 1941, in Minneapolis, to Harry and Mary (Luger) Sieben. She was a 1959 graduate of Hastings High School and of Creighton University in 1963.