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Leona Marie (nee Harmon) Schmitt, age 86, of Hastings, formerly of Plum City, Wis., passed away May 15, 2010. Preceded in death by husband, George; son Norbert, great-grandson John Henry; and nine siblings. Survived by children, Marlyce, Duane (Lana), Steven, David, Dan (Sara); seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother Cecil; sister Dianne; and many family and friends. Memorial Mass 2 p.m. Saturday, May 22, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2035 W. 15th St., Hastings, with visitation 1 hour prior. Private interment at a future date at Plum City Cemetery.
Cindy J. Haugley, age 54, of Hastings, died Saturday, May 15, 2010 at the Regina Medical Center. Cindy was born Feb. 22, 1956, in Ft. Wayne, Ind.
Arvilla E. Steuernagel, age 96, of Maplewood and formerly of Hastings, died Saturday, May 15, 2010. Arvilla was born Sept. 21, 1913, in St. Charles, Minn., to William and Elizabeth (Bohne) Barr. She married Marvin Steuernagel on June 7, 1936, in Lewiston. She had taught nursery school. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and five siblings. Arvilla is survived by her sons, Gerald (Kathy) Steuernagel of Dresser, Wis., and Richard (Paula) Steuernagel of Eau Claire, Wis.; seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. The funeral service, officiated by Rev.
Dorothy Ellingson, age 73, of Hastings, died Monday, May 17, 2010, at the Regina Medical Center. She was born May 6, 1937, in Hastings to Paul and Marie (Dunkel) Klein. Dorothy married Donald Ellingson on June 12, 1954, at St. Boniface Catholic Church.
Albert Otto Ehrich, age 85, of Hastings, died May 15, 2010, at Regina Medical Center. Albert was born Sept. 9, 1924, in Richland Township, Minn., to Frederick and Veronica Ehrich. He married Delores (Pat) Patterson June 6, 1948. He worked as a hired hand for many local farmers in the Kenyon and Hastings areas. Albert was employed by Con-Agra Foods, and retired from the flour mill in 1990. He was an active member of Hope Lutheran Church in Hastings, and was a member of the Lions Club. He enjoyed working out at the YMCA every day.
Jan L. (Carlson) Sorbel, 76, of Hastings, died May 14, 2010. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 18, at Wulff Woodbury Funeral Home, 2195 Woodlane Dr., Woodbury. Funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, with visitation at 10 a.m., at Cottage Grove United Church of Christ, 7008 Lamar Ave. S. Interment Cottage Grove Cemetery.
Judith A. Ott, age 65, of Calumet/Nevis, Minn., and formerly of River Falls, Wis., died on May 15, 2010, at United Hospital in St. Paul, Minn.
Donna Ausen, age 70, of Hastings, passed away at home May 6, 2010. She was born Jan. 13, 1940, in White Rock, S.D., to Henry and Pearl Pontow. She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Ralph and Ruth Pontow. She was a loving mother and grandmother, a beautiful and kind person to all that knew her. We will miss her more and more as each day passes. We love you grandma. Donna is survived by her husband, Gerald "Jerry"; children, Gerald "Jerry" Jr.
William "Bill" Joseph Roberts, age 70, of Park Rapids, Minn., formerly a longtime Cottage Grove, Minn., resident, passed away peacefully at his home after a valiant battle against cancer. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, May 6, 2010, at the Jones-Pearson Funeral Home in Park Rapids, Minn., with visitation from noon until the time of the service. To leave online condolences or to view video tribute, please visit www.jonespearson.com .
Brian John Jacobson, age 34, of Lake City, died tragically as a result of an automobile accident on Monday, May 3, in Hastings. Brian was born in Red Wing on August 27, 1975, the son of Richard and Kathleen (Watson) Jacobson. Brian grew up in the Red Wing area and graduated from Central High School in 1993. He was a member of the Minnesota Army National Guard, serving two honorable tours in Iraq. He received a Combat Action Badge and earned a battlefield promotion to staff sergeant. He was currently employed at Army Aviation Support Facility as an electronics technician.