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Gary Lee Benson, age 67, a lifelong resident of Cannon Falls, died peacefully at home on Sunday morning, Oct. 3, 2010. The visitation and funeral service will be held at St. Ansgar's Lutheran Church, 7459 Hwy 19 Blvd, Cannon Falls. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, with visitation from 10-11 a.m., with Pastor Gary Schulz officiating. Interment will follow at the Cannon Falls Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to St.
Stanley A. Ramoz, age 79, of Cottage Grove, passed away Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010, at St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Paul. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, at St Rita's Catholic Church, 8694 80th St. S., Cottage Grove. Visitation will be held 1 hour prior to Mass. Interment, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Cemetery, St. Paul Park. Memorials preferred. The Wise Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Visit www.wisefamilyfh.com to sign the online guestbook.
Mike Rowan, age 59, of Shakopee, formerly of Hastings, died suddenly Sept. 28, 2010, on Spring Lake doing what he loved, preparing for the upcoming duck season. Mike was born August 6, 1951, in Hastings, Minn., to John (Pat) and Margaret (Knoll) Rowan. Survived by his wife, Roxanne; sons, Cody, Pat, Toby, Mikey; daughter, Maggie; mother, Margaret; brothers, Don, Ron (Vickie); sister, Deb (Dave) Nelson; grandchildren, Jason, Kaitlin, Nicholas; and many friends and relatives. A celebration of Mike's life will be held on Sunday, Oct. 3, at Kaposia Park, South St.
David Michael Berg, 59, passed away peacefully on the morning of Monday, Sept. 27, 2010, at his home in Hastings. On Sept. 8, 1951, David was born to Harold and Aileen (Le Compte) Berg in Granite Falls, Minn. David, who recently retired from the Hastings Post Office, had a great love for his wife, Patricia, sons, grandchildren, and two dogs and enjoyed watching the Vikings and Twins.
Vilma A. Hum, age 78, of Eagan, much loved wife, mother and sister, passed away on Sept. 24, 2010. Survived by husband, Arch; daughter, Melissa (Jay Sieler) Hum; sister, Carol Straub; brothers, Freeman, Fred, and Richard Wong. Funeral service 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, at White Funeral Home, 14560 Pennock Ave., Apple Valley. Visitation one hour prior to service. Interment 2 p.m. Thursday. Fort Snelling National Cemetery, White Funeral Home, Apple Valley, 952-432-2001, www.whitefuneralhomes.com .
Margaret C. Denn, age 93, formerly of Hastings, died Sept. 23, 2010, at the Burnett Medical Center in Grantsburg, Wis. Margaret was born May 19, 1917, in Hastings, to John and Clare (Steffen) Judge. She married Adolph J. Denn on August 3, 1940, in Hastings.
Kurt J. Hoffman, age 38, of Hastings, passed away Sept. 24, 2010, after a long illness. Kurt was a good father who dearly loved his 7 year old son, Dylan, and his many nieces and nephews. He had a big heart for kids and loved his dog, Sasha.
Mary J. Weiers, age 65, of Hastings, died Sept. 24, 2010, at United Hospital in St. Paul. She was a beloved wife, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. Mary was born July 30, 1945, in Hastings, to Henry and Juanita (Mamer) Bauer. She was a 1963 graduate of Hastings High School and married Robert Weiers on May 5, 1973, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Hastings. She was a secretary at Hastings Middle School for 10 years. Mary enjoyed cooking, fishing, and making jewelry. She was preceded in death by her father, Henry; stepfather, Herbert Bauer; and brother, James Bauer.
Dolores M. Kimmes, age 90, of Cannon Falls, died Sept. 22, 2010. Dolores was born March 22, 1920, in Castle Rock Township, to Peter and Margaret (Michels) May. She was a graduate of Loyola Catholic School at Good Counsel in Mankato and married Arthur M. Kimmes Sept. 24, 1941, in Hampton. Dolores was formerly a caterer's assistant, and loved gardening, puzzles, and playing cards.
Marilyn E. Ped, age 74, of Rosemount, died Sept. 22, 2010. Marilyn was born August 26, 1936, in Clayton, Wis., to Robert and Hazel (Westlund) Olson. She grew up on a farm, attended country school, and graduated from Amery High School in 1954. She trained and worked as a nurse at Miller Hospital and graduated from North Park University in 1960. She completed registered nurse training at St. Mary's University. After working as a nurse for over forty years, she retired from United Hospital in 2000. Marilyn married Otto Ped on Sept.