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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.
Dorothy R. Hiltgen, age 93, of Hastings, passed away April 29, 2011, at Regina Assisted Living. Private family services will be held. Wise Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Gerald E. Anderson, age 75, formerly of Hastings, died April 24, 2011, at United Hospital in St. Paul. Gerald was born Nov. 16, 1935, in Prairie Farm, Wis., to Christ and Mary (Egan) Anderson.
Vernadell I. Zimmer, age 96, of Hastings, passed away March 16, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Zimmer. Vernadell is survived by her children, Dave Zimmer and Patricia Long; her grandchildren, Jim Freiermuth, Beth Ann Fitzgerald, Eric Riley, Matt Freiermuth, Adam Freiermuth, and Josh Freiermuth; great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends. Memorial service 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 3, at the United Methodist Church of Hastings, 615 W. 15th St., Hastings. The Wise Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, www.wisefamilyfh.com .
Adeline F. Thury, age 83, formerly of St. Paul Park, died April 21, 2011, at United Hospital. She was born Nov. 25, 1927, in Rosemount, Minn., to Charles and Bertha (Greiger) Paulus. In 1946 she graduated from South St. Paul High School and married Edward R. Thury on Nov. 23. She worked in banking most of her life and retired in 1985. Adeline and Eddie raised four children (Linda, Steve, Cindy, and Gayle) using good humor and good values. Their strong family ties carried them through good times and bad. Adeline enjoyed camping and traveled extensively both in the U.S. and abroad.
Jonathan M. Inskeep, age 25, of Eagan, died unexpectedly on April 19, 2011. He was born Jan. 30, 1986, in St. Paul, to David and Gwendolyn (Mudder) Inskeep. He was a 2004 graduate of Hastings High School and 2010 graduate of ITT Technical College.