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Josie R. Evans, age 24, of Hastings, died Jan. 5, 2011, at her residence. She was preceded in death by her father, Dennis, and her brother Joel. Josie is survived by her mother, Jeannie Evans of Hastings; her brothers Jeremy, Joshua, and Levi Evans, all of Hastings; her sisters, Heidi Evans of Hastings, Katie Evans of Alabama, and Kasilu Evans of Hastings. The funeral Mass, officiated by Rev. Allan Paul Eilen, was held Jan. 8 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church.
Clifford L. Keetley, age 85, passed away Jan. 5, 2011, at the IOOF Home in Mason City, Iowa. Clifford was born Sept. 22, 1925. He retired from Armours in South St. Paul. Services were held on Jan. 9, 2011.
Cheryl E. Murtaugh, age 65, of Hastings, passed away Jan. 8, 2011, at St. John's Hospital in Maplewood. She was born Jan. 10, 1945, to Isadore and Ophelia Huberty in Hastings. She married Lawrence Murtaugh on Aug. 19, 1967, in Hastings at St. Boniface Catholic Church. Cheryl worked as a nurse at Regina and Augustana.
Margaret Mary Kemp, age 74, of St. Paul Park. Survived by loving husband, David; sons, Timothy (Jeanette), Jeffrey (Callie), Joel, and David E. (Wendy); daughters, Pamela (Jim) Warmboe, Robin Kemp; sisters, Judy (Lou) Giefer, Norma (Earl) Johnson; brother, Roger Dalaska; also 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Special thanks to Ruth Homes staff and residents. Memorial visitation from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, at Kok St. Paul Park Chapel, 1201 Portland Ave. Memorials preferred to the American Diabetes Association Kok Funeral Home, 651-459-2875.
Lorraine B. Swanson, age 84, of Hastings, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at Regina Nursing Home. Lorraine was born on Feb. 17, 1926, in Hastings, to Henry and Ida (Lynn) Samuelson. She married Lloyd B. Swanson on June 6, 1948, at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Welch. Lorraine was a 1944 graduate of Hastings High School and attended teacher's training in Red Wing. She taught in a one-room school on Prairie Island for 2 years prior to her marriage to Lloyd. Lorraine was a member of the Eastern Star-Electra Chapter, and Our Saviour's Ev.
Deanna D. Siebenaler, age 72, of Hastings, died Dec.
Paul H. Augustine, age 79, of Hastings, Minn. A devout family man and ski business pioneer who has gone to rest after passing away on Jan. 1, 2011, in the loving arms of his wife, Rosemary, at Afton Care St. Croix in Afton, Minn. Also survived by sons, John (Monica) of Stillwater and David (Tracie) of Woodbury; daughter, Amy (John) Reents of Hastings; brother Robert of Hastings; sisters, Rose Sieben of Hastings and Sr. Dolores Augustine of Monroe, N.Y.; three grandchildren; and many other relatives, co-workers, and friends.
Alexander K. Beissel, age 22, of Hampton, died unexpectedly Dec. 31, 2010. Alexander was born on Aug. 5, 1988, in Northfield, to Kevin and Debora (Robinson) Beissel. He was a 2006 graduate of Hastings High School. Alexander worked as a motorcycle technician for Harley Davidson in St. Paul and enjoyed making friends.
Philip A. Nolan, a WWII Navy veteran, passed away Dec. 29, 2010, at Regina Nursing Home. He was 92 years old. He was born in Hastings on Nov. 28, 1918, to Joseph and Madeline (Koppes) Nolan. He married Lorraine Mitchell in Olivia on May 28, 1945. Philip attended the University of Minnesota, graduating with a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering. He also attended Cornell University for diesel engineering. He retired from Koch Refinery after more than 30 years of service. He was very involved in the community.
Phyllis G. Savage, age 85, of Hastings, died Dec. 28, 2010, at her home. Phyllis was born Dec. 24, 1925, in West St. Paul, to Daniel and Pauline (Hopkins) Galvin, and was a graduate of St. Joseph's Academy. She married Robert E. Savage on Nov. 22, 1947. Phyllis worked in the business office of Northern Pacific, which later became Burlington Northern, for over 40 years. Phyllis was a former member of the Regina Auxiliary and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.