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Mathilda "Tillie" Huneke, age 77, of Hastings died May 27, 2010, at United Hospital in St. Paul. Tillie was born Oct. 2, 1932, in Wabasha County to Florian and Mary (Mahoney) Reding. She graduated from Villa Maria High School and married James F. Huneke on Feb. 11, 1953, in Bellechester, Minn.
Michael Marcelino Puente, age 27, of Hastings, Minn., formerly of Ellsworth, died Tuesday, May 25, 2010, in Hastings. A celebration of Mike's life will be held from 4-7 p.m., with a service at 7 p.m., on Tuesday, June 1, at the Hill Funeral Home, Ellsworth. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the family. Go to www.hillfuneralservice.com to extend an online condolence to the family. Hill Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Ellsworth is assisting the family with arrangements.
Lois C. Terry, age 77, of Hastings, died May 21, 2010, at White Pines Assisted Living in Cottage Grove. Memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, May 27, at Christ Family Church, 518 E. 2nd St., Hastings. Arrangements are being handled by the Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home, Hastings, 651-437-9419, www.caturia-smidtfh.com .
Albin "Jake" Jacobson Jr., age 80, a resident of Siren, died May 19, 2010, in Rochester, Minn. Jake was born on March 14, 1930, in Rochester, to Albin and Dora Jacobson, Sr. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He married Anita Thompson on June 24, 1950, in Rochester. Jake enjoyed being outdoors and taking in the wildlife. He liked watching birds, especially the bald eagles which are abundant in this area. He took time to go fishing, hunting and to play golf whenever he had the chance.
Roger A. Ableidinger, age 65, of Hastings, formerly of Durand, Wis., died Thursday, May 20, 2010. He was born July 5, 1944 in Durand to Lee and Annabell (Schuh) Ableidinger. Roger was employed as an HVAC and had retired from Peine Plumbing and Heating. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Elgene and Myron Ableidinger. Roger is survived by his wife, Susan (Sorenson) Ableidinger; beloved dog, Snickers; children, Kurt (Karen) Ableidinger, Karen (Keith) Johnson, Kris (Jamie) Winkler; also seven grandchildren and numerous siblings. The memorial service, officiated by Rev.
Lloyd "LeRoy" Hanson, age 76, of Hastings, died Wednesday, May 19, 2010. Lloyd was born Jan. 4, 1934, in New Richmond, Wis., to Lloyd H. and Lillian (Berquam) Hanson. He married Darleen Holland June 29, 1957 at Scheie Lutheran Chruch in Mabel, Minn. Prior to his retirement Lloyd was an engineer at 3M. He was preceded in death by his parents and son Donnie.
Gregory Schaefer, age 83, of Augustana Homes of Hastings, formerly of Newport, died on May 13, 2010. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Monday, May 24, with gathering at 10 a.m., at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 920 Holley, St. Paul Park. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
Jerome James "Jerry" Asher, of Lelia Lake, Texas, Oct. 19, 1935 - Feb. 7, 2010. Preceded in death by parents, Paul and Beth Asher; brother, Donald, Feb. 2, 1990; sister, Theresa Griffin, Dec. 13, 2003; and a great-granddaughter, Trinity Grace Brogdon. Survived by wife Kitty (Prokosh); son, Robert, San Antonio, Texas; daughter, June (Greg) Franklin, Clarendon, Texas; sisters, Lois Lotzer and Jeanette Olson, St.
Kenneth Truax, age 75, of Hastings, passed away May 17, 2010, in hospice at Regina. He was born to Richard and Mathilda on August 7, 1934, in Hastings. He married Leota Winberg on June 16, 1956, in St. Paul Park. He retired from Ramsey County Juvenile and Family Court where he served as a referee for 20 years.
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.