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Jacqueline Suzanne Baem Scott, age 42, died Thursday, June 23, 2011. Jackie was born on May 26, 1969, in Hastings, Minn. In 1991, Jackie married Mario Scott (Bronx, N.Y.) and resided in Raleigh, N.C. She recently moved back to Minnesota to care for her ailing grandmother and enrolled in college to pursue a nursing degree. Jackie is survived by her parents and stepparents of Hastings, Richard E. Baem (father) and Nancy (Page) Baem (stepmother), Barbara G. (Nelson) Tutterrow (mother) and John D.
Gregory J. Andersen of Hastings, Minn., died on June 24, 2011. He was 44 years of age. Greg graduated from Hastings High School in 1985. He was active in all athletics, most notably downhill skiing.
Melvin L. Giefer, age 91, of Hastings, died June 24, 2011, at United Hospital, St. Paul. He is survived by wife, Carole; children, James (Sandra) Giefer, Muriel Haglind, and Melva Hill; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and four siblings. The memorial service, officiated by Fr. Cole Kracke, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 6, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2035 West 15th St., Hastings, with visitation 1 hour prior to the service.
Timothy D. "Tim" McDonald, age 52, of Sauk Centre, Minn., died Saturday, June 25, 2011, at his home, surrounded by family, following a 5-year battle with cancer. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 1, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Miesville, Minn. The Rev. Jay Kythe will officiate. Interment with full military honors will follow at the parish cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre. Parish prayers will be at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home.
Todd Zane Mears, formerly of Hastings, passed away June 18, 2011, at Tampa General Hospital. Todd was born April 15, 1970, in Shakopee, Minn., to Francis (Lee) and Rose Mears. He married Amanda Domek on Aug. 8, 2008, in Punta Gorda, Fla. Todd was a master automotive technician for over 20 years and never tired of his work. Todd enjoyed spending time with family and friends and loved having a good laugh.
Richard L. Serres, age 81, of Hastings, died June 23, 2011. Richard was born Aug. 9, 1929, in Marshan Township, to Mark and Ursula (Shannon) Serres. He served in the Army from 1948-1951 and married Deanna Murray Aug. 9, 1958, in Hastings. Richard worked for Koch Refinery prior to retirement. A collector of John Deere toy tractors, Richard was also an avid gardener, known for his cockscomb flower garden west of Hastings.
Laurence Franklin "Larry" Erlandson, age 83, of Hastings, Minn., formerly of Prescott, Wis., died Tuesday, June 21, 2011, at Regina Nursing Home, Hastings. Services for Larry will be 11 a.m. Friday, June 24, at Joy Lutheran Church, Prescott. Burial will be at a later date in the Maiden Rock Cemetery. Visitation will be for 1 hour prior to the service on Friday. For online condolences, go to www.hillfuneralservice.com . Hill Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Prescott, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Dorothy L. (Cogswell) Johnson, age 92, of Hastings, died peacefully June 21, 2011, at home. She was born Sept. 18, 1918, in Attleboro, Mass. She was truly a member of the greatest generation. Dorothy met her husband, Edwin, while she was a USO Hostess in Boston, where he was serving in the U.S. Navy in the early months of WWII. They married Dec. 6, 1944. Dorothy was a longtime, active member of the Hastings Women's Club and the Hastings Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin L.
Jerome "Art" Hoffman, age 82, of Hastings, died June 21, 2011, in River Falls. Jerome "Art" was born May 13, 1929, in Hastings, to Arthur and Theresa (Doyle) Hoffman. He was a 1948 graduate of Hastings High School and served in the National Guard until being called up to serve in Korea. He married Joyce Melby on Oct. 20, 1949, at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church parsonage.
Wayne Maurice Giefer, age 68, of Hastings, passed away on Monday, June 20, 2011. He was born on May 24, 1943, to Maurice and Rosella Giefer in Marshall, Minn. He was an accomplished machinist who enjoyed his cabin, fishing, and traveling. Wayne is survived by his wife, Alice; daughter, Lori Giefer; son, Jason Giefer; granddaughter, Nora Giefer; mother, Rosella Olsen; many, many other relatives and friends. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, June 24, at Our Saviour's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 400 9th St. W., Hastings. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m.