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Jennie L. Weappa, age 77, of Hastings, died on May 14, 2011, at her residence. She was born Aug. 4, 1933 in Detroit, Mich., to Howard and Grace (Rifenbark) Armstrong. She married James Weappa on April 30, 1955, in Bad Axe, Mich.
Linda A. Bonfig, age 62, of Cottage Grove, passed away May 10, 2011, at St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Paul. A memorial gathering was held Saturday, May 14, at Wise Family Funeral Home in Hastings. Visit www.wisefamilyfh.com to sign the online guestbook and view the memorial video. The Wise Family Funeral home was in charge of arrangements.
Dallas L. Dinsen, age 62, of Hastings, passed away May 11, 2011. He was born in Springfield, Minn., to Willie and Gladys Dinsen on Dec. 19, 1948. He was a proud Vietnam veteran, serving with the U.S. Navy, and a volunteer firefighter for 15 years with the Vadnais Heights Fire Department.
Jon S. Severson, age 70, of Hastings, passed away at United Hospital on May 10, 2011. Jon was born to Christ and Mildred Severson on Dec. 17, 1940, in Sparta, Wis. He married Diane Swanson in Minneapolis on April 15, 1961. Jon retired after 38 years of working for Burlington Northern. He was the owner of the Westview Liquor Store and was a huge Hastings High School basketball fan.
Glenn A. Erickson, age 83, of Hastings, died May 5, 2011, at United Hospital in St. Paul. Glenn was born March 14, 1928, in St. Paul, to Arthur and Hulda (Boberg) Erickson. He married Shirley Hendel in Red Wing on Aug. 29, 1959, and was employed as the supervisor of code enforcement for the City of St. Paul for over 30 years prior to his retirement. He was preceded by his parents and grandson Eric. Glenn is survived by his wife, Shirley; sons, Tom (Barb) of South St.
Jean A. (Kranz) Blanck, age 86, of Hastings, formerly of Woodbury, passed away May 6, 2011. A memorial service will be held later at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Woodbury. Memorials preferred to Augustana Health Care, Hastings.
Julaine Frances Schoer, age 69, of Hastings, passed away May 5, 2011. She was born in Credit River, Minn., on Jan. 16, 1942, to Charles and Fidelis Schmitz. She is preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Fidelis Schmitz; sister LuAnne Tellers; and grandson Joshua Leon Pribble.
Lorraine L. Friese-Pommerening, age 62, of Rochester, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Sunday, May 1, 2011. Lorraine was born Feb. 27, 1949, in Long Prairie, Minn., to Reuben C. and Cyrilla V. (Ley) Friese. Lorraine attended Hastings High School and graduated with the class of 1967. On Sept. 14, 1968, she married Donald F. Pommerening in New Trier, Minn. Don and Lorraine shared four children from this union, Denise Koziara, Deborah (Randy) Chandler, Linda (Jeff) Partington, and Leah (John) Hunt. Lorraine enjoyed fishing and always claimed she had sea legs.
Robert James "Jim" Green, age 86, of Hastings, passed away peacefully April 30, 2011, from complications of pneumonia, at Augustana Care Center in Hastings. He was born on Nicollet Island in N.E. Minneapolis on July 24, 1924. He later moved to N.E. Minneapolis at 5th Ave. & 2nd St. He attended DeLaSalle High School in N.E. Minneapolis, graduating in 1942. In 1943, he joined the Navy Air Corps during WWII, landed on air craft carriers but failed to see active duty as the war ended.
Patricia M. (Sperl) Fahey, age 80, of Rosemount, died April 30, 2011, at Regina Assisted Living in Hastings. Patricia was born Aug. 12, 1930, in West St. Paul, to William and Mary (Ryan) Sperl. She attended South St. Paul schools and was a graduate of the University of Minnesota. She started her career as a speech therapist in the Roseville School District, later working in accounting and payroll at several local businesses. Patricia married Thomas J. "Bubs" Fahey on May 9, 1953, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in West St.