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Robert E. Beasley, age 47, of Hastings, died suddenly at home June 13, 2010. He was born June 17, 1962, in St. Paul to Albert and Phyllis Beasley. He married Lois Chylik on August 25, 1984, at All Saints Lutheran Church in Cottage Grove.
Carol A. Johnson, age 68, of Hastings, passed peacefully on June 8, 2010, surrounded by her loving family Carol was born Nov. 4, 1941, in Glencoe to Alfred and Helen (Fiala) Tupa. She was a graduate of Glencoe High School and Mankato State University. She married Charles D. Johnson on July 10, 1965, in Glencoe. Along with her husband, Carol was co-owner of Whistling Well Farm in Denmark Township; an active member of St.
Rita S. Bauer, age 69, of Hastings, died June 9, 2010, following a long-term illness. Rita was born Sept. 10, 1940, in Douglas Township, to Eugene and Susan (Hurber) Feidt. She was a 1958 graduate of Hastings High School and married Loren Bauer on Sept.
Sharon Ann Hudson, nee Hagen, born March 4, 1943n in Hastings, Minn., and passed away June 9, 2010, in Stillwater, Minn. She liked to garden and paint as well as doing her woodworking. Sharon was preceded in death by her husband, William E. Hudson; son, Lawrence Hudson; parents, Edwin and Ruth Hagen. She is survived by her daughter, May (James) Anderson, and her significant other, William Seaman. Private services are being held. Simonet Funeral Home, 651-439-7770, www.simonetfuneralhome.com .
Theodore "Ted" Bohn, age 48, of Rosemount, died June 7, 2010. Ted was born in Hastings on August 23, 1961, to Theodore and Carol (Ehmke) Bohn. He graduated from Rosemount High School in 1979 and worked as a farmer. He married Barb Gallagher in 1998.
Sophia H. "Bobby" Elling, 92, of Norwood, Minn., passed away on June 6, 2010, after suffering a stroke. She was the mother of Hastings City Council member Danna Elling Schultz, mother-in-law to Doug Schultz and grandmother of Libby and Abby Schultz. Bobby, as she was known to all her friends, was born Jan. 30, 1918, in Hamburg, Minn., to Herman and Maria Sophia (Harms) Mueller. Bobby graduated from Central High School (Norwood-Young America) in 1937. On July 7, 1940, she married Clement Elling.
Bette Jane Radke Knoll was born in Bayport, Minn., on Jan. 25, 1927, to William and Ella Radke. She graduated from South St. Paul High School in 1940 with honors. After graduating, she attended an art school and music school for two years. She attended Vauro Music & Dancing for two years in South St. Paul (where her parents lived for 30 years). She joined the Musician Union soon after and played and sang in many shows at that time, as well as, many nightclubs in the Metro area. She wanted to play some other instruments, so she chose to play saxophone, clarinet and banjo.
Rosena M. Nelson, age 94, of Grand Meadow, Minn., mother of Nancy Schaffer of Hastings, Minn., and Donna (Rich) Newton of Longmont, Colo., died Friday, June 4, 2010, at the Grand Meadow Health Care Center where she had resided for a little over a year. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, at the Grand Meadow Lutheran Church with the Reverend Ann Siverling officiating. Burial will take place at the Bear Creek Cemetery, Frankford Township, Mower County. Friends may call from noon until time of service at the church on Tuesday.
Mary C. "Midge" Knoll, age 86, of Hastings, passed away peacefully June 2, 2010, at Augustana Health Care Center of Hastings. Mary was born Oct. 9, 1923, in Hastings to Isadore and Ophelia Huberty. She married Raymond Knoll on May 18, 1946, in Hastings at St. Boniface Catholic Church. She was a proud member of the Woman's Army Corp (WAC), serving during WWII, and a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. Midge is preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Sr.; brothers, Isadore Jr. and Charles Huberty.
Mark Allen Brand, age 53, of Prescott, died Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at his home. Funeral Mass: 11 a.m. Monday, June 7, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Prescott. Burial of cremated remains will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the Hill Funeral Home, Prescott and for one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. Military honors will be provided by the veterans of Prescott, Costello Madsen Am. Legion Post. Go to www.hillfuneralservice.com to extend an online condolence to the family.