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Joan M. Jacobson, age 71, of Minneapolis, formerly of Hastings, died Monday, July 12, 2010, at the Ebenezer Care Center. Joan was born May 5, 1939, in Hastings, to Joseph L. and Catherine (Majeski) Herkenratt. She attended Hastings schools and was the cook at Dakota County Government Center in Hastings for many years. Joan loved baking, gardening, and shopping and was a former member of both the Regina Hospital Auxiliary and the V.F.W.
Evelyn Matsch Evelyn Marie (Wildes) Matsch, age 89, of Hastings, passed away July 12, 2010, at the Regina Long Term Care Center surrounded by her family. She was born in Hastings on Sept. 22, 1920, to Jesse Wildes and Lillian Amanda (Carlson) Wildes. She then married Loran L. Matsch. Preceded in death by her daughter, Mary Brown; sisters, Helen Werth, Ruby (Peter) Haas, Lorraine (Ed) Sontag, Marge (Jack) Coonrod; brother, Beise (Monica) Wildes. Survived by her husband of 70 years, Loran L.
Charles M. Schultz, JFD member, age 61, of Mounds View, formerly of Hastings, passed away July 12, 2010. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, July 15, at Mueller Parkway Chapel, 835 Johnson Pkwy., St. Paul, and 1 hour prior to the service. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday, July 16, at Mueller Parkway Chapel. Interment in Amery, Wis. Memorials preferred. Funeral services entrusted to Mueller Parkway Chapel, 651-774-9797.
Laurence "Larry" Hunter, age 83, of Hastings died July 8, 2010, at his home. Larry was born Dec. 1, 1926, in Waterford, Minn., to Laurence and Mary (Hendricks) Hunter. He was a former member of the Merchant Marines and married Eleanor Kummer on Oct. 8, 1947. Larry was Regional Director of OCAW for many years prior to retirement. He loved traveling and the outdoors. He was also active in local and regional politics.
Shirley Jean Boie, age 87, of Hastings, Minn., died June 29, 2010. Jeannie was born near Weaver, Minn. She was married to Adrian Boie, her loving husband of 60 years. She found great joy in her five boys and their children. She loved being a grandmother, and the love she taught them lives on in them. She will be fondly remembered for her love of reading, sense of humor, and her warm, loving nature. Jeannie was baptized in 1946 in symbol of her dedication to Jehovah God.
Ruby V. Thompson, age 87, of Hastings, died July 10, 2010, at Augustana Health Care Center. Ruby was born Jan. 21, 1923, in Lindford, Minn., to Conrad and Emma (Lindvall) Pearson. She had worked as a bookkeeper and married Irving Thompson on May 24, 1950 in Ladysmith, Wis.
Arnold A. Kimmes, age 75, of Hastings, passed away Saturday, July 10, 2010, after a short and courageous battle with cancer. Arnold was born July 16, 1934, in Welch to Matt and Marie (Schiller) Kimmes. He married Lorraine Reinardy on May 14, 1955, in New Trier. Arnold loved golf, playing cards, fishing, and was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. He was a member of the Carpenters Union Local #87. His skills as a master carpenter were appreciated by many family members and friends, never hesitating to help whenever his skills were needed.
Larry D. Strehlow, age 60, of Burnsville, formerly of Hastings, died Monday, June 28, 2010. Larry was born Oct. 11, 1949, in Perham, Minn., to Albert and Esther (Lubitz) Strehlow. He was preceded in death by his parents. Larry is survived by his four sisters, Rosella (Gene) Limon of Loveland, Colo., Betty (Richard) Aschenbrener of Hastings, Nancy (Richard) Janssen of Denver, Colo., and Renae (Floyd) Flack of Westminster, Calif.; also nieces and nephews. The memorial service, officiated by Rev. Percy J. Damrow, will be held at 11 a.m.
Mary (Ruhr) Kranz, 87, of Shore Acres Avenue, passed away July 9, 2010, at the Scallop Shell Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Wakefield, R.I. She was the wife of the late Cmdr. Arthur C. Kranz, USN (Ret.). Born in Hastings, Minn., she was the adopted daughter and only child of the late Martin and Hazel (Wood) Ruhr. Mrs. Kranz received a B.S. in English from the College of St. Catherine in 1944. Mrs. Kranz raised six children as the spouse of a career military officer. She received her master's degree in counseling at the age of 64 from the University of Rhode Island.
Helen May Fairfield Petersen, age 88, of Minneapolis, recently living in Hastings, died Saturday, July 10, 2010. Was preceded in death by loving husband, Allan D., and son, Allan D. Jr. Survived by daughters, Jeanne (Rick) Walsh and Lynne (Denny) McNamara; son, Jim (Stef) Petersen; daughter-in-law, Peggy Koshenina; sister, Doris (Dan) Bornkamp; grandchildren, Jenny, Eric, Andy, Elias, Emily, Mike, Brian; and great-grandchildren, Kylie, Drew, Bostin, Ryann, and Alaina. Helen, the daughter of M. C. and Mamie Fairfield, was born March 24, 1922, in St Paul, Minn.