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Gretl Kosec, 72, Red Wing, died peacefully Friday, March 26, surrounded by her family. Gretl was born August 30, 1937, in Illertissen, Germany, the daughter of Franz and Anna (Bosl) Wiesbauer. She spent her childhood traveling through the Bavarian Alps while her father, an artist, painted the picturesque scenes. Gretl was very proud of her German heritage and enjoyed sharing those traditions with her family.
Beverly Wegner, age 72, of Hastings, passed away at St. John's Hospital in Maplewood on March 31, 2010. Services are pending. The Wise Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Visit www.wisefamilyfh.com for more information.
Sandra Sue Adell, born Nov. 8, 1957, passed away March 26, 2010. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at the First Presbyterian Church of Hastings, 602 Vermillion St. 320-304-1515.
Annette West, age 58, of Hastings, died March 24, 2010, in Cannon Falls. Annette was born Nov. 16, 1951, in Santa Monica, Calif., to Robert and Margaret (McCully) Ray. She married Marlon West on July 8, 1978, in Long Beach, Calif. Annette enjoyed traveling and working with animals at the Animal Ark in Hastings. She was preceded in death by her parents. Annette is survived by her husband, Marlon; sons, Alex (Samantha) West of Eden Prairie, and Scott (Ashley) West of Prescott, Wis. A memorial service, officiated by Gordon Gathright, will be held at 11 a.m.
Robert Arland Eddy, age 79, passed away March 25, 2010 at Woodwinds Hospital in Woodbury, Minn. Robert was born March 15, 1931 in Hastings to Kenneth and Mae (Wright) Eddy. He attended St. Olaf College, and received his law degree from the University of Minnesota. He enjoyed a successful career as an attorney for over 25 years until an illness prompted an early retirement.
Janice M. Pedersen, age 72, of Hastings, passed away March 22, 2010, at United Hospital in St. Paul. She was born Sept. 27, 1937, to Leonard and Rosella Bauer in Red Wing. Janice graduated in 1955 from Hastings High School. She worked for North Central Life for 35 years and loved doing her crafts, especially stitching and scrapbooking.
Danielle R. Solberg (nee Huether), age 26, passed away unexpectedly on March 18, 2010. Services were held March 22 at Christ's Family Church in Hastings.
Ute A. Greller, age 71, of Hastings, died March 21, 2010, at her home. Ute was born Nov. 17, 1938, in Berlin, Germany. She was united in marriage to James Greller on April 9, 1964, in Germany. Prior to her retirement, Ute was employed as an assistant manager at Walmart for 25 years. She was preceded in death by her father, Richard Gundlach; mother, Annemarie (Gebhardt) Gundlach; and niece, Ute Gundlach. Ute is survived by her sons, John Greller of Miami, Fla.
Janice Pedersen, age 72, of Hastings, passed away March 22, 2010, at United Hospital in St. Paul. Arrangements are pending at the Wise Family Funeral Home. Visit www.wisefamilyfh.com for further details.
Troy H. Herbst, age 85, of Hastings, Minn., passed away March 21, 2010. Preceded in death by his parents, Archie and Helen; brother, Vernon; and sisters, Doris, Dorothy, Marjorie, and Virginia. Survived by loving wife of 61 years, LaVina; son, Gary and his wife, Leslie; daughter, Christy Schmitt and her husband, Tom; son, Dean and his wife, Robin; grandchildren, Courtney and Amber Schmitt. Troy was a proud member of the USMC, serving in the South Pacific during WWII. A Celebration of Life will be held from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, March 27, at Wise Family Funeral Home, 400 Spring St., Hastings.