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James R. "Jim" Bennis Sr., age 81, of Hastings, died April 5, 2011, at his residence. Jim was born Dec. 17, 1929, in Minneapolis to Joseph and Fern (Nebel) Bennis, and a 1947 graduate of Monroe High School in St. Paul. He married LaDonna Huss Jan. 31, 1948, in St. Paul. She died in 1990. Jim married Julie Crane March 14, 1999, in Hawaii. He was a retired longtime Koch refinery employee. Jim's family was central to his life and he loved spending time at his cabin in McGregor. He was passionate about giving his time to help others. Jim had 35 years of recovery and was active with A.A.
James R. "Jim" Bennis Sr., age 81, of Hastings, died Tuesday, April 5, 2011, at his home. Visitation will be held 4-8 p.m. Thursday, April 7, at the Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home, 201 E. 7th St., Hastings, and 1 hour prior to the funeral service at 11 a.m. Friday, April 8, at Our Saviour's Ev. Lutheran Church, 400 West Ninth St., Hastings. A complete notice will appear in next week's edition.
Cleo Parker, age 101, of Hastings, passed away April 1, 2011, at Augustana Care Center in Hastings. She was born in Lawton, Ky., to William and Elvira Burton on July 17, 1909. Cleo married Shade Parker in Lawton on March 13, 1928. She was preceded in death by her husband, Shade Parker; daughter Dolores Jacks; and her brothers and sisters. Cleo is survived by her daughter Toni Haviland; son Vernon (Monica) Parker; son Don Parker (Barb Conger); daughter Paulette Pilhofer (Patrick Guillory); 17 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.
Daniel R. Lockwood, age 51, of Rosemount, passed away March 29, 2011. Memorial service will be 12 noon Monday, April 5, at Christus Victor Lutheran Church, 7510 Palomino Dr., Apple Valley. Gathering 1 hour prior to service at church. Memorials preferred. Please visit www.wisefamilyfh.com to sign the online guestbook. Wise Family Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Raymond Perrault, 82, died at his home in Duluth on March 29, 2011, with family at his side. He was born in Fall River, Mass., on Sept. 16, 1928, to Theodore and Mary (Hendrickson) Perrault. He attended St. Jean's and Denfeld schools and served in the Army Air Force from 1945 to 1949. He married Colleen Hubert in July 1951. They raised five children in Hastings, Minn., where he worked for 3M Company from 1960 to 1990. He was a member of St.
Christine Miller, age 77, of Hastings, died March 27, 2011, at the Fairview Ridges Hospital in Burnsville. Christine was born Oct. 6, 1933, in Glen Lyon, Pa., to George and Martha (Burkett) Antolik. She was a high school graduate of Newport Township, Pa., and married Allyn R. Miller Nov. 3, 1956 in Nanticoke, Pa. Christine worked as an administrative assistant with the Gillette Co. in St. Paul prior to retirement and was also a part-time employee of Afton Alps. She loved her flower garden.
Steve A. Erickson, age 39, of Hastings, was called home to our Lord Jesus Christ on March 27, 2011. He was born in Red Wing on Aug. 11, 1971, to Wayne and Jeanne Erickson. Steve lived life to the fullest, despite many medical issues. He was a friend to many and loved by all. He is survived by his parents, Wayne and Jeanne Erickson; brothers, Mike (Ann) Erickson and Troy (Beth) Erickson; niece and nephews, Amy, Luke, and Logan. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 31, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2035 W. 15th St., Hastings. Memorial Gathering from 4-8 p.m.
Richard "Dick" Baringer of Hastings, Minn., died March 25, 2011, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minn., after a brief illness. He was born in Red Wing, Minn., on April 12, 1948. Dick graduated from Goodhue High School, and received his business degree from UW-River Falls. He married Margaret (Peg) Mahoney on June 6, 1970.
Richard (Dick) Baringer of Hastings, MN died March 25, 2011 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, MN after a brief illness. He was born in Red Wing, MN on April 12, 1948. Dick graduated from Goodhue High School, and received his business degree from UW River Falls. He married Margaret (Peg) Mahoney on June 6, 1970.
Chester Mickelson, age 86, of Hastings, formerly from the Franklin area, passed away March 23, 2011, at Mission Care Center in Plymouth. He was born in Bandon Township on April 25, 1924, to Walter and Lembe Mickelson. He married Ruby (Dahl) on Nov. 26, 1948. He was a mechanic and owned Chet's Garage in Franklin.