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Ruth A. Grill, age 92, of Plymouth, Minn., born Nov. 26, 1917, in Hastings, Minn., to Hulda and Charles Almquist, died peacefully at home August 28, 2010. She married Ambrose P. Grill on Dec. 27, 1941.
Marjorie A. "Marge" Kieffer, age 77, of Hastings, died Thursday, August 26, 2010, at her home. Marge was born August 2, 1933, in Hastings to Nicholas and Justine (Brochman) Becker. She married Francis J.
Lorraine R. (Gerster) Rother, age 90, of Hastings, died August 28, 2010, at Regina Assisted Living. Lorraine was born Sept. 15, 1919, in Hampton, to Edward and Dorothy (Peine) Gerster. She was united in marriage to Edwin Rother on May 28, 1940, in Hampton. Lorraine was a homemaker, and also worked with her husband and sons at Rother Meats. She was fun-loving and enjoyed her grandchildren, playing cards and socializing.
Harley M. Keck, age 78, of Prescott, passed away on Friday, August 27, 2010, at his home. He was born in Jordan, Mont., on April 15, 1932, son of Milton and Hazel (Roettger) Keck. Harley served his country in the Army and Air Force from 1949 to 1951, when he was honorably discharged. He married Charlotte Schmolke and they were married for 27 years before they were divorced. He then married Judith Breiter on July 31, 1982. Harley had the biggest heart, was the kindest man, and would do anything for anybody.
Brian James Hurlburt, age 45, passed away unexpectedly on July 30, 2010, at Banner Churchill Community Hospital, Fallon, Nev. He was born Dec. 7, 1964, in St. Paul, Minn., to Glenn and Jean (Brunette) Hurlburt and he had lived in Fallon since 2001. Brian was a retired chief from the U.S. Navy, serving 23 years. He was an aviation mechanic working at NAS Fallon. He was preceded in death by his mother.
Gary L. Cran, a tractor enthusiast, age 69, of Hastings, passed away August 22, 2010, at Angels Care Center in Cannon Falls. Gary was born in Hastings on June 17, 1941, to Rolland and Verna Cran. He married Jeannette Schwanz at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in St. Paul on Sept. 19, 1970. He had a love of tractors that started with a toy tractor collection and ended with a collection of real tractors.
Marjorie Ann Forbes of Elk River, Minn., died Thursday, August 19, 2010, at the Parkview Care Center, Buffalo, Minn. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, August 24, at Diamond Lake Lutheran Church, 5760 Portland Ave. S., Minneapolis. A gathering will be held one hour prior to the service. Please visit www.wisefamilyfh.com to sign the online guestbook and view the memorial video tribute.
Joseph E. Decker, age 87, of Minneapolis, Minn., formerly of Hastings, Minn., died August 18, 2010, at the Minneapolis Minnesota Veterans Home. Joseph was born Feb. 22, 1923, to John and Kate (Pullman) Decker in Hitchcock, Spink County, S.D. He had served in the U.S.
Edward Vincent Marek Jr., age 71, of River Falls, died Thursday, August 19, 2010, at the Gathering at Boutwell's Landing, Oak Park Heights, Minn. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 25, at St. Bridget's Catholic Church, River Falls, Wis. Fr. Gerald Harris will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until time of services at 11 a.m. at the church. Go to www.cashmanhillfuneralservice.com to extend an online condolence to the family.
June Eleanor Arneson, 87, of Bemidji, formerly of Hastings, died on Thursday, August 19, 2010 at Trillium Care Facility in Bemidji. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, August 23, at First Lutheran Church in Bemidji with Alan Johnson officiating. There will be a visitation from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, August 22, at the Cease Family Funeral Home in Bemidji and one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. Interment will be at Ft.