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Florence S. O'Connor, age 90, of Hastings, danced her last polka August 19, 2010, at her home in Hastings. She was born in New Trier on Oct. 5, 1919, to Louis and Rose (Gerster) Giefer. She married Thomas J. O'Connor on Nov. 20, 1941, at St. Boniface Church in Hastings. She was active with Guardian Angels parish, Regina Auxillary, Rosary Society and Daughters of Isabella.
Jeannie M. Cupp, an avid gardener and reader, age 61, of Hastings, passed away August 17, 2010, at Augustana Health Care Center in Hastings. She was born in St. Paul on Dec. 29, 1948, to Eugene and Evelyn Wilson. Jeannie was preceded in death by husband, Russell; father, Eugene. She is survived by her children, Russell (Jean) Cupp of Farmington, Tracy Hultman of Hastings; step-son, Randall (Lisa) Cupp; grandchildren, Leah and Ashlynn; mother, Evelyn Wilson; sisters, Joyce (Dave) Pechacek, Janice (Ralph) Zaccardi. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m.
Margaret M. Brown, age 86, of Prescott, died Sunday, August 15, 2010, at Regions Hospital, St. Paul, following being struck by a vehicle while crossing a Prescott, Wis., street. Margaret Mae Brown was born May 2, 1924, to Arnold and Martha Otto in Menomonie, Wis. She grew up on a farm in Menomonie and graduated high school in 1942. She married Harvey Chester Brown Nov. 23, 1946, and moved to their home in Prescott in 1972. She was first employed with National Presto Cooker in Menomonie. One of her favorite jobs was working at the pet store in Hastings. She loved all of her animals!
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.