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Helen Catherine Daley, 96, of Welch, died Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, at St. Brigid's at Hi-Park. She was born April 23, 1914, to Alvin and Caroline (Schaffer) Olson of Welch. She attended rural school and graduated in 1931 from Red Wing High School and in 1932 from Red Wing Teacher Training Department. After teaching for 5 years in rural schools, she married Freeman Daley Sept. 11, 1937. She lived her entire life in the Welch area. Freeman died Oct. 16, 1980. She was a member of Cross of Christ Lutheran Church and active in local projects.
Charles W. "Chuck" Cragoe, age 78, of Hastings, formerly of Bloomington, died Nov. 7, 2010, at his home. He was born to Charles and Garnet (Hetrick) Cragoe on Sept. 6, 1932, in Sioux Falls, S.D. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War. On Oct. 22, 1955, in Luverne, Minn., he married Doris Forrester from Sterling, Va. Chuck was employed by Durkee Atwood Co. in Minneapolis. The company moved to Red Wing and became Dayco, from where he retired after 45 years of employment. After retirement, he and Doris volunteered as computer tutors at the Regina Assisted Living facility in Hastings.
James E. Dowell, 79, Red Wing, died Monday, Nov. 8, at his residence. He was born Sept. 17, 1931, in Evansville, Ind., the son of Alvin and Catherine (Reichert) Dowell. He was a 1949 graduate of Evansville High School and he served in the United States Marine Corps. Following his discharge, he married Orena Georgene Bond in Mount Vernon, Ind., on Aug. 21, 1954. He lived and worked in various cities in the U.S. as a master plumber, pipefitter, steamfitter and welder in the construction of power plants. They moved to Hastings in 1971.
Alvin R. Moe Jr., age 77, of Hastings, passed away at Augustana Health Care Center. A full notice will appear in next week's paper. The Wise Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Esther R. Heselton, an avid reader, age 84, of Hastings, passed away at her home on Nov. 7, 2010. Esther was born in Hastings Aug. 30, 1926, to George and Katherine (Rollinger) Matz. She married Lauren Heselton in Red Wing on Oct. 3, 1942. She was a very active woman who enjoyed boating on the Mississippi, outdoor activities, and playing cards with her friends.
Carl W. Schaar, age 102, of Cannon Falls, died Nov. 4, 2010, at Angels Care Center. Carl was born March 23, 1908, in Hastings, to Otto and Maria (Volkert) Schaar. He married Dorothy Keely on Oct. 5, 1935, at St. John's Lutheran Church.
Alice Martha Mae (Paulson) Buske, born Nov. 4, 1930, in Wasioja Township, Dodge County, died Oct. 31, 2010, in Grand Village, Grand Rapids, Minn., at the age of 79. Alice married Lyle George Buske on May 1, 1948, in Rochester. Together they resided in Rochester, Kasson, Hastings, Miesville, Pengilly, St. Charles, and Coleraine, Minn. Alice was preceded in death by her husband, Lyle, in 2006; a grandson, Nathan Buske, in 2000; one brother and one sister. She is survived by her children, Bruce (Valerie) of Hastings, Brian (Debra) of St.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in St. Joseph, for Gloria A. Linneman, age 83, of Hastings, who passed away on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, at Regina Senior Living in Hastings. Reverend Joseph Feders, OSB, will officiate. Burial will take place at the parish cemetery. Family and friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Hastings with parish prayer at 4 p.m. and after 1 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in St. Joseph. Arrangements are being made by the Daniel Funeral Home, St.
Robert Q. Mattila, age 83, of Hastings, passed away with his children by his side on Nov. 3, 2010, at his residence. Robert was born Sept. 5, 1927, in Sebeka, Minn., to William and Esther (Hepola) Mattila. He served in the U.S. Navy post-WWII and married Ellen Luoma on Sep. 12, 1947, in Sebeka.
Evelyn died Nov. 4, 2010, surrounded in the love of family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Edwin Buehring; her sisters, Agnes Jasna and Patricia Pierik; and her husband, Russell Pangerl Sr., who died in a farming accident February 1964. Born on Sept. 13, 1925, in Rush City, Minn., to Henry and Marie Buehring, she was the youngest of four children. She and Russell eloped Feb. 14, 1949. Four children blessed their union: Russell Jr., Susann, Linda, and Debra.