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Ida B. Fox, age 93 and 10 months, of Hastings, died Monday, August 16, 2010 in St. Paul. Ida was born to Carl and Mary (Saterlund) Graff on Oct. 13, 1916, in Bonners Ferry, Idaho. She coordinated drivers for Meals on Wheels and was very active at First Baptist Church, where she was known as a prayer warrior. Ida was a homemaker and also worked for a Hastings shoe retailer. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Sheldon, on Oct.
Gayle Keene Varien Wolf, age 82, passed away August 12, 2010, surrounded by her loving family in her home in Prescott, Wis. She was born April 11, 1928, to Russell and Mable (Orr) Keene in Hastings, Minn. She was part of the marching unit at the Legion and the Hastings Alumni Association. Gayle was also an active member at St. Luke's Episcopal Church.
Bernice V. "Bun" Sherry, age 87, of Hastings, passed away August 15, 2010, at Regina Nursing Home. Bun was born June 22, 1923, in Hastings to William and Anna Karnick. She was preceded in death by her son, Pudgy Likes; parents; sister, Dorothy Karnick; brothers, Joe, Ray and Ralph Karnick. Survived by children, Vicki (Bruce) Johnson of Dallas, Texas, Peter (Diane) Likes of Hastings, Thomas Jr.
Mary Lou Langer, 77, Ellsworth, Wis., born Sept. 13, 1932, Ellsworth, died August 9, Augustana Health Care Center in Hastings, Minn. Graduated Ellsworth High School, 1949; State Teachers College of River Falls, 1951, 2 year degree in rural education; University of Wisconsin, River Falls, 1973, Bachelor of Science, elementary education. In 1951, her first teaching job was at the 8th grade Fischer School, southeast of Ellsworth. In 1955, she began teaching at the Vermillion School, including a principalship position until her last year there in 1959.
Liam Wallace McNaughton, infant son of Shane and Sarah McNaughton, and brother of Runic McNaughton, all of Newport News, Va., died on Saturday, August 7, 2010. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, August 13, in Parklawn Memorial Park, Hampton, Va. Please leave condolences at www.wjsmithandsonfh.com . Arrangements by W. J. Smith & Son Funeral Home, Newport News, Va.
Jacob S. "Jake" Benesh, age 22, of Stillwater, passed away suddenly as a result of a motorcycle accident on August 6, 2010. A Celebration of Jake's life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, August 13, at Rockpoint Church, 5825 Kelvin Ave. N. (Hwy 36 and Keats), Lake Elmo, Minn. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Bradshaw Celebration of Life Center, 2800 Curve Crest Boulevard (NW corner of Hwy 36 &Co Rd 5), Stillwater, and one hour prior to celebration at church on Friday. In lieu of flowers, memorials are welcomed to family to support Jake's passions.
Frank Van De Steeg, an avid outdoorsman, age 94, of Hastings, passed away August 7, 2010, at Augustana Health Care Center in Hastings. He was born Oct. 29, 1915, to Frank and Madonna Van De Steeg in Sauk Centre. Frank married Lorrayne (Gerlach) in Bloomington on Nov. 8, 1941. He loved hunting, fishing, his dogs, and was very active in Boy Scouting.
Margaret Eileen Huberty, May 29, 1923 - August 4, 2010. A burial service was held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minn., at 10:30 a.m. Monday, August 9. A reception followed interment at Schaar's Bluff Gathering Place in Hastings. A second reception will be held in Willmar at the Hilltop Shelter on Robbins Island from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 14. Eileen is survived by her children Dennis, David, Paul, Barb, and Brian. Arrangements are being managed by the Wise Family Funeral Home in Hastings, Minn.
Allan "Butch" Shelstad, 71, Hastings, passed away at the Prescott, Wis. nursing home on August 3, 2010. Butch was born on Dec. 11, 1939, in Red Wing, son of Albert and Lucile (Buchholtz.) He graduated from Hastings High School. Butch was a retired state employee and was an executive in the research department of economics for 20 years. He was an avid pool player and cribbage player. Butch, along with his brother Pete, was a Golden Gloves boxing coach from 1969-1973 in Hastings.