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Rosena M. Nelson, age 94, of Grand Meadow, Minn., mother of Nancy Schaffer of Hastings, Minn., and Donna (Rich) Newton of Longmont, Colo., died Friday, June 4, 2010, at the Grand Meadow Health Care Center where she had resided for a little over a year. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, at the Grand Meadow Lutheran Church with the Reverend Ann Siverling officiating. Burial will take place at the Bear Creek Cemetery, Frankford Township, Mower County. Friends may call from noon until time of service at the church on Tuesday.
Mary C. "Midge" Knoll, age 86, of Hastings, passed away peacefully June 2, 2010, at Augustana Health Care Center of Hastings. Mary was born Oct. 9, 1923, in Hastings to Isadore and Ophelia Huberty. She married Raymond Knoll on May 18, 1946, in Hastings at St. Boniface Catholic Church. She was a proud member of the Woman's Army Corp (WAC), serving during WWII, and a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. Midge is preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Sr.; brothers, Isadore Jr. and Charles Huberty.
Mark Allen Brand, age 53, of Prescott, died Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at his home. Funeral Mass: 11 a.m. Monday, June 7, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Prescott. Burial of cremated remains will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the Hill Funeral Home, Prescott and for one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. Military honors will be provided by the veterans of Prescott, Costello Madsen Am. Legion Post. Go to www.hillfuneralservice.com to extend an online condolence to the family.
George Weinhandl Sr., age 81, of Hampton, died June 1, 2010, at Cannon Falls Community Medical Center. George was born Dec. 4, 1928, to Paul and Maria (Weinzettel) Weinhandl in Apetlon, Austria. He left his beloved homeland in 1950 and immigrated to Winnipeg, Canada, where he married Ernestine Heiss on August 18, 1951, living there for ten years. In 1961, they moved to Minnesota with their three children. George had worked as a meat cutter for Twin City Meat and Westlund Provision, and was retired Local UFCW 789 in St.
Arleen M. Willeke, age 82, passed away May 28, 2010, at Redeemer Residence in Minneapolis, Minn. Arleen was born to Edward and Anna Kuhn on Dec. 17, 1927, in St. Cloud, Minn. She married Anthony Willeke in 1949. Arleen has been a resident of Hastings since 1958 and served as the St. Boniface parish secretary in the 1980s through the early 1990s. Arleen was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and five older siblings. She is survived by children, Steve (Sharon), Larry (Lynne), and Carol (Tom) Albin; grandchildren, Shane, Briana, Brett and Lucy. Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m.
Raymond William Burr, age 77, of Hastings, died Sunday, May 30, 2010. Ray was preceded in death by his father, Sebastian; mother, Helga; sisters, Ronnie and Lucy; brother, John; granddaughter, Veronica, and great-granddaughter, Isabella. He is survived by "His Army" which includes his wife, Beverly; his children, Theresa, Deborah, Michael, Timothy, Kimberly, Mary, Roy Mallette, Walter Mallette and Lester French; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was a very blessed man. The memorial service, officiated by Thomas Dunbar, will
Beatrice A. Scholz, age 92 of Dandridge, Tenn., formerly of Hastings, Minn., passed away Saturday, May 29, 2010. She was born July 15, 1917, in Hastings, the daughter of the late Gustov and Lilly Johnson, and had been a lifelong resident of Hastings before moving to East Tennessee to be near her children about three and half years ago. Beatrice was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Gerhard Scholz. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church of Hastings and attended the Dandridge First United Methodist Church.
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 .