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Michael A. Lomker, age 39, of St. Paul, died June 19, 2011. Survived by father, Eugene Lomker; mother, Barbara (Gillespey) Lomker; and brother, Mark (Trisha) Lomker. Funeral service, officiated by Rev. Ed Frederick, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 23, at Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home, 201 E. 7th St., Hastings, with visitation 1 hour prior to service. Arrangements are being handled by the Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home, Hastings, 651-437-9419, www.caturia-smidtfh.com .
Steven P. Clare passed away peacefully at home June 16, 2011, after a short battle with cancer. Steve was born Aug. 18, 1946, to Pete and Corky Clare, in Minneapolis. He graduated from Monticello High School and attended Hamline University before serving as a petty officer in the U.S. Coast Guard.
John C. Simone, age 54, of Hastings, died June 14, 2011, at home. John was born Aug. 31, 1956, in St. Paul, Minn., to Charles and Beverly (Gustafson) Simone. He married Beverly Jean Peters on Nov. 14, 1981, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Hastings.
Judith M. Rogers (Lorentz) died May 18, 2011, at Augustana Health Care Center, Hastings. Preceded in death by husband, Frank; parents, Marvin and Dorothy Lorentz; and brother Peter. Memorial gathering at the Augustana Chapel at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 28. Memorials preferred to Augustana, 930 W. 16th St., Hastings, MN 55033 or Disabled American Veterans.
Robert E. Cater, age 95, of Hastings, died June 11, 2011, at his residence. Robert was born April 2, 1916, in Lake City, to Harry and Alice (Merkins) Cater. He was united in marriage to Lorraine Pechacek on Nov. 26, 1938, in Hastings. Robert was an avid hunter and fisherman, volunteered with Red Cross, and was founder of the Dakota County Water Patrol. He attended Lake City and Red Wing schools and moved to Hastings in 1935.
Alvin John Harder, 82, of Lake City, passed away Saturday, June 11, 2011, at his residence. He was born on Sept. 16, 1928, in Lostwood, N.D., to John and Sarah (Lepp) Harder. He grew up in Warroad, attending school there until he began working on the family farm. He later logged and then worked at Marvin Windows. He married Mildred Dick on Sept. 16, 1949, in Langdon, N.D. They lived in Warroad for 7 years, then moved to Hastings for 25 years, where Alvin worked as a mechanic at the Oldsmobile dealer and later as a marine mechanic at Ericksons Marine.
Richard J. Anderson, age 74, of Hastings, passed away June 10, 2011, at Regina Care Center in Hastings. He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Eva Anderson; brother, Robert Anderson; and daughter Kristina Anderson. Richard is survived by his wife, Beth; sons, Scott (Alice) Anderson and Kevin Anderson; daughters Sonja (Steven) Foldvari, Alicia McCauley, Heidi Ritt (Lisa Leifeld), and Holin (Jamie) Ryan; 19 grandchildren; three great-grandsons; sister, Louise (Joe) Vincent; and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m.
On Tuesday, June 7, 2011, Robert Owen Slayton IV, "Bobby", left us to go live with the Lord Jesus Christ. There was a visitation from 4-6 p.m. Monday, June 13, with service beginning at 6 p.m., at Community Hope Lutheran Church, 14401 Biscayne Ave. W., Rosemount, MN 55068. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Springfield. A request of memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers. The Wise Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Visit www.wisefamilyfh.com to view the memorial video and sign the online guestbook.
Clara M. Rother, age 99, of Hastings, died June 10, 2011, at the Regina Assisted Living facility. Clara was born April 16, 1912, in Marshan Township, to Michael and Mary (Reuter) Kasel. She married Robert V. Rother at St.
Helene M. Horvath, age 84, of Hastings, passed away June 7, 2011, at the Regina Nursing Home in Hastings. Helene was born March 13, 1927, to Herman and Rose Erlichmann in Holding Township, Minn. She married Andrew H. Horvath on May 11, 1946, in Holdingford, Minn. Helene was a homemaker but spent much time as a volunteer at church and school. Helene was a wife, mother, grandmother, and caregiver who was the strength of her family. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting, cooking, gardening, and she loved dancing with dad.