- Member for
- 5 years 4 months
Archie B. Gergen, 92, a retired maintenance worker with Harris Corp., died Aug. 11, 2011. He was born in Hastings, Minn., on the family farm. He moved to Palm Bay, Fla., in 1963 with his family. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, The Catholic Aid Association in St. Paul, Minn., Knights of Columbus, and was an active volunteer at the Palm Bay Senior Citizens Center. He is survived by his wife, Sylvia Gorgus Gergen; sons, Steven and John; daughter, Shari Eldridge; and one grandson, Corey Eldridge.
Alvin K. Wenzel, age 90, of Hastings, died Aug. 14, 2011, at the Regina Medical Center in Hastings. Alvin was born Feb. 2, 1921, in rural Hardwick, Minn., to Karl and Freida (Ahrendt) Wenzel. He married Lois Kuechenmeister on March 1, 1945, at St. John's Lutheran parsonage in Luverne, Minn. He had worked in the agricultural field prior to his employment with Hastings Public Schools as a custodian. Alvin was a member and royalty of Polk of A (Polka Lovers of America).
Thomas G. Conzemius, age 64, of Minneapolis, formerly of Hastings, died July 30, 2011, at the Camden Care Center in Minneapolis. Thomas was born on April 23, 1947, in Hastings, to Lawrence and Lenore (Reinhardt) Conzemius. He attended elementary school at St. Boniface and graduated from St. John's Preparatory School in Collegeville. Thomas graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., with a degree in music, and was an accomplished pianist.
Mary E. Tri, age 71, of Hastings, died Aug. 13, 2011, at her residence. Mary was born March 11, 1940, in St. Paul, to Louis and Eva (Deiss) Reis. She graduated from St. Benedict's High School in St. Joseph, Minn. Mary was united in marriage to Leonard Tri on Nov. 24, 1962, at St. Michael's Catholic Church in West St. Paul. She was a former cook at St. Boniface School and also a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Leonard, on Nov.
Catherine V. "Katy" Wermlund, age 94, of Hastings, died Aug. 14, 2011, at Regina Nursing Home. Katy was born on March 10, 1917, in Hastings, to Patrick and Mary E. (Sullivan) Sherry. She was a 1935 graduate of Hastings High School and married Robert J. Wermlund on Aug. 2, 1939, in Hastings.
Joseph LaVerne "Joe" Murphy, age 80, of Cannon Falls, died peacefully on Wednesday evening, Aug. 10, 2011, at the Regina Medical Center in Hastings. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 15, at St. Pius V Catholic Church in Cannon Falls with Father Jay K. Kythe celebrating. Interment with military honors will follow at 1:30 p.m. at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at Lundberg Funeral Home in Cannon Falls.
Rita A. Braun, age 80, of Hastings, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Aug. 10, 2011. Rita was born on March 31, 1931, in Hastings, to Herman and Anna (Rollinger) Meyers. She was united in marriage to Edward A. Braun on Oct. 3, 1951, at St. Mathias Catholic Church in Hampton.
Bonnie F. Erkkila (Burke), 87, died Aug. 10, 2011. Graveside service 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Cemetery, 3050 Hwy 61 S., Hastings, MN 55033. Memorials to Community United Church of Christ, 1145 Summit Ave., St. Paul Park, MN 55071.
Gerald M. Lewis, age 66, of St. Paul, formerly of Hastings, died suddenly Aug. 6, 2011. Preceded in death by father, James. Survived by mother, Mildred (John) Vujovich; children, Kevin (Michelle Leonard), Craig, Kristin (Ramar) Edwards, and their mother, Cheryl; grandchildren, Kathryn and Ramar Jr.; brother, James (Gregg Bloomfield). Memorial service 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at St. James Episcopal Church, 3225 E. Minnehaha Parkway, Minneapolis. Visitation 4-8 p.m. Friday at Willwerscheid Funeral Home, 1167 Grand Ave., St. Paul.
Amy K. Mahowald-Seigler, age 42, of Hastings, passed away at home, surrounded by her family and close friends, on Aug. 4, 2011. She was born in St. Paul on Feb. 10, 1969, and was married to Anthony Seigler in Spain on Jan. 10, 1992. Amy was preceded in death by her grandparents. She is survived by her husband, Anthony of Hastings; children, Joshua and Jerica of Hastings; father, Harold "Buzzie" (Raberta "Bobbi") Mahowald of Hastings; mother, Jolinda Reyes of West St. Paul; brother Mark (Margie) Mahowald of Tennessee; sister, Krista Mahowald of St.