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James Bernard Bauer, age 66, of Elysian, Minn., formerly of Hastings, died peacefully at his home on Feb. 25, 2010. Jim was born Feb. 23, 1944, in Hastings to Henry and Juanita (Mamer) Bauer. He was a 1962 graduate of Hastings High School and had served in the Air Force. He was preceded in death by his father, Henry Bauer, and stepfather, Herbert Bauer.
Myron "Bud" Lavern Frick, 95, of Red Wing passed away Sunday, Feb. 28, at his residence at Potter Ridge. Bud was born April 2, 1914, in Red Wing, to Lloyd and Lillian (Munson) Frick. He graduated from Red Wing High School, where he was on the 1933 State Championship team. He married Florence "Midge" Wiberg on May 28, 1939, at Svea Lutheran Church. Bud held various jobs including owning Frick's Thrift Store, working as an accountant at S.B. Foot Tanning Co., and at the Swedish Institute in Minneapolis.
Francis Lyle Kreig, Korean War veteran, born April 13, 1931, died Feb. 7, 2010. Passed away in Mathis, Texas. Preceded in death by father, mother, and brother. Survived by his children and grandchildren; brother James Kreig; sister Gen Hamman (Ron); many nieces and nephews. Service 11 a.m. Saturday, March 6, at River of Life Church, 8th and Vermillion. Lunch will be served at 12:30 pm at County Point Restaurant. Private interment.
Joseph J. DeGidio, age 76, of Hastings, passed away at his home in Hastings on Feb. 24, 2010. He was born to John and Mary DeGidio on May 17, 1933, in Minneapolis, Minn. On August 16, 1958, he married Virginia Meyers in Mason City, Iowa. Joseph loved golfing and fishing. He was preceded in death by his parents, as well as six brothers and one sister. He is survived by his wife, Virginia "Ginny"; son, Todd DeGidio (Dana Oxley); daughter, Jodi (Monty) Hoffstrom; grandchildren, Christopher and Haley; nieces; nephews; cousins and friends.
Joanne Marie (Hendel) Hemmah, age 75, of Hastings, and formerly of Red Wing, died on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at her home in Hastings. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, with visitation from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at the First English Lutheran Church, 511 W. Belle St., Cannon Falls, with Pastor Phillip Ruud officiating. Interment will follow at St. John's Cemetery in Red Wing. Memorials are preferred to Regina Assisted Living, the Arthritis Association, or donor's choice. Arrangements by Lundberg Funeral Home in Cannon Falls.
James J. Hill, age 54, of St. Paul, passed away Feb. 20, 2010, at the VA Hospital in Minneapolis. Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, at Wise Family Funeral Home, 400 Spring St., Hastings. Gathering will be held 1 hour prior to service at the funeral home. The Wise Family Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Visit www.wisefamilyfh.com to sign the guestbook and view the memorial video.
K. Lois McMahon, age 90, passed away Feb. 19, 2010, at the Regina Nursing Home. She is survived by sister, Evelyn (Neil) Gaughan; other relatives and friends. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, at Regina Memorial Chapel, 1175 Nininger Rd., Hastings. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. The Wise Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Rudy Esquivel, age 79, passed away on Feb. 18, 2010, at Regina Nursing Home. Rudy moved to Minnesota in 2007 and remained there until his death in 2010. He lived with his daughter, Lupe and her family, so he could be closer to his grandchildren and his great-grandchildren. He survived for 4 years with Alzheimer's, Parkinson's disease and dementia. Rudy loved life and enjoyed it to the fullest. The funeral services for Rudy will be held in Floresville, Texas. The Franklin Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements in Texas, 830-393-0459.
Debra Jo Carlson Schulz, age 53, of Hastings, passed away Feb. 17, 2010, at her home. Debra was born Sept. 27, 1956, in Britton, S.D. to Melvin and Janice Carlson. She married Timothy Schulz in South St. Paul on July 7, 1990. She worked for DARTS from 1984-1997, Midwest of Cannon Falls from 1997-2001, then worked part-time at Red Wing Shoes from 2001-2005. She was an active member in the Hastings Breast Cancer Society and loved gardening and playing pool. She will be sadly missed by her extended Ohana in Hawaii. She was preceded in death by her brother, Dirk.
Rose M. "Tiki" Stevens, age 74, of Hastings, passed away on Feb. 16, 2010. She was born Dec. 24, 1935, to Edward and Rose Seleski. She married Gerald "Spike" Stevens on Sept. 29, 1956. Rose was a retired deputy from the Dakota County Sheriff's Department. She was a member of SEAS Church and choir and a member of the Paper Roses Social Club. She enjoyed traveling, music, card club, and her family and friends. Rose is preceded in death by her son, Jerry Jr.; parents; and seven siblings.