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Donald D. Swanson, 78, of Hastings, and formerly of Red Wing, passed away Nov. 18, at the Minneapolis Veteran Administration Medical Center. Don was born on Nov. 14, 1932, to Clarence and Margaret (Goldsmith) Swanson in Red Wing. He proudly served in the Navy during the Korean War aboard the USS Whiteside as an electrician mate. Don was a lifetime member of the VFW, the American Legion and the DAV. On Jan. 30, 1954, Don married Betty Anderson in Red Wing and later was blessed with five children: Donald, Barbara, Brenda, Derald, and Bonita.
David Brien Reinardy, age 40, of Hastings, died unexpectedly Nov. 21, 2010, at his home. David was born March 14, 1970, in Red Wing, to Eugene and Kerry (O'Brien) Reinardy. He was a 1988 graduate of Hastings High School and retired as a paramedic. He was a former firefighter and EMT with Hastings, Northfield, and Gold Cross Ambulance in Rochester.
Eugene A. "Gene" Reinardy, age 66, of Hastings died Nov. 21, 2010, at United Hospital in St. Paul. Gene was born Sept. 2, 1944, in New Trier, to Mathias and Magdalene (Beissel) Reinardy. He married Joanne Bauer Sept. 10, 1966, at St. Boniface Catholic Church. Gene was employed by American Hoist until it closed, and then retired from Robinson Transfer. He was an avid runner and completed many marathons.
George Milton Wolf, age 76, died Nov. 14, 2010. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Marion (Young) Wolf. He was an award-winning artist and writer. A private gathering will be held with family and friends.
A memorial service for Maxine M. Nelson, 92, of Rochester, Minn., will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22, at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes with the Rev. Linda K. Lund officiating. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service on Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery. Maxine Minerva Rogers was born on May 6, 1918, in Rochester, to Robert and Helen (Schmidt) Rogers. She died on Nov. 18, 2010, at the Regina Medical Center in Hastings, Minn. Maxine graduated from Rochester High School in 1935. On May 19, 1940, she married Roy B.
Danial Barclay Bowles, 65, passed away after his courageous fight against cancer in St. Paul, Minn., last Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010. Danial was born April 27, 1945, in Norfolk, Va., to Burl and Ola (Robertson) Bowles.
Don L. Jorgensen, age 76, of Hastings, passed away on Nov. 16, 2010, at his home, after a long struggle with cancer. Don was born Sept. 3, 1934, in Farmington, to Melvin and Helen (Dilly) Jorgensen. He married Patricia Kane on Jan. 16, 1954, in Iowa. Don was a self-employed drywall contractor for 40 years. Don's son Steve was his business partner for 20 years. After retiring, Don moved with his devoted wife Pat to Tucson, Ariz., for 9 years of fun in the sun, returning to Hastings in 2006. Don enjoyed his family, especially being together at the holidays.
Mary Kingston Enney, age 85, of Woodbury, formerly of Hastings, died Nov. 16, 2010, at her home. Mary was born April 24, 1925, in St. Paul, to Byron and Marie (McCarty) Kingston. She was a 1943 graduate of Hastings High School and married George Enney on Aug. 23, 1952, at Guardian Angels Church in Hastings. She was a former employee of 3M, Midway Hospital in St.
Janet T. Fox, age 90, of Miesville, died Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, at Regina Assisted Living in Hastings. Janet was born Sept. 27, 1920, in Miesville, to Isadore and Anna (Boser) Fox. She had worked for Smead Manufacturing for 65 years prior to retirement. Janet was preceded in death by her parents; sisters Irene Kimmes, Helen Sorenson; and nephew Allen Bauer. Her brother Donald Fox of Cannon Falls died Nov. 14, 2010. Surviving relatives include her nephews, Daniel (Diane) Sorenson of Arizona, Randy (Claudia) Sorenson of Maryland, Perry (Laurel) Bauer of Columbia Heights, and Donald Jr.
Jimmy L. Blount Sr., age 75, of Hastings, died on Nov. 12, 2010, from complications of lung cancer and following a 9-year struggle after a stroke. Jimmy was born Oct. 8, 1935, in Bonham, Texas, to Hatten David and Lillian Lorelle (Cox) Blount. He married Phyllis Richardson on April 9, 1958, in Dallas, Texas, and was formerly employed at Braniff Airlines and retired from Dakota County Parks, where he worked at Lake Byllesby. Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents; and survived by his wife, Phyllis; daughter, Lorrie (Lynn) Tillman of Springtown, Texas; son, Jim Blount Jr.