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Cheri L. Olson age 52, of Hastings, passed away July 4, 2009. She was born in Elmhurst, Ill., to John and Joan Prediger. In 1970, she moved to Wayzata, Minn., where she medaled in swimming and diving and graduated from high school. After attending college, she was an editor for the Sportsman's Guide. Cheri loved her cats, loved to read and she lived for her pride and joy, her grandson, Eric, who was the light of her life. She was preceded in death by her parents; and sister, Bonnie McCarty.
Edward Wm. Ruhr of Hastings, formerly of Rochester, Inver Grove Heights, Rice Lake, Wis., and Miesville, Minn., died July 1, 2009. He was born Feb. 12, 1919, in Miesville to William and Agnes (Nilan) Ruhr, the third oldest of 11 children. He helped his parents on their farm and then enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1942 during WWII. Edward was injured in 1943 in the South Pacific and was returned to the Naval Hospital in Vallejo, Calif., where he married his long-time girlfriend, Mildred (Rosenberger) from Inver Grove Heights, Minn.
Funeral Services will be held at First Baptist Church in Waupaca at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 6th, 2009, with Reverend Larry G. Gross, officiating. Interment will be held at Hillside Cemetery, Lancaster, WI. Visitation will be held on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. A.J. Holly & Sons LTD 526 S. Main St Waupaca, WI 54981 715-258-4020 www.hollyfuneralhome.com
On Friday, June 26, 2009, Luther (Bud) Bailey passed away peacefully in the presence of his family at Regina Medical Center in Hastings, Minn. Bud was devoted to his family and friends, and a passionate sportsman. The outdoors was his sanctuary, and he spent countless hours on the prairies of Kansas, woods of Missouri, and waters of Bull Schoals Lake. He was born and raised in Joplin, Mio. Most recently, he resided in Hastings, Minnesota. During WWII, he served on Iwo Jima.
Frances M. DeLarbre, age 93, of Hammond, Ind., passed away Thursday, June 25, 2009. She is survived by her son, Dean (Laura) DeLarbre of Minnesota and daughter, Diane Willerman of Hammond; three grandchildren, Kevin (Yvette) DeLarbre, Christine DeLarbre, and David (Michelle) Willerman; and four great-grandchildren, Joshua, Chelsea, Faith and Sarah. Also surviving are two sisters, Mary Stubler and Ann (Al) Faleskin , both of Illinois, and one sister-in-law, Eleanor Kuhar, of Illinois. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10 a.m.
The memorial service for Bruce Barton Gillard will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, 2009, at Grace Lutheran Church, 404 Central Avenue North in Dodge Center, MN with Reverend David Fechner officiating. Inurnment will be in Riverside Cemetery in Dodge Center. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the church on Tuesday. Czaplewski Family Funeral Home, 110 West Main Street ~ Dodge Center, Minnesota 55927 www.czaplewskifuneralhomes.com
On Friday, June 26, 2009, Luther (Bud) Bailey passed away peacefully in the presence of his family at Regina Medical Center in Hastings, Minnesota. Services will be held at Parker Mortuary in Joplin, Missouri, on July 1, 2009. Local arrangements handled by the Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home of Hastings. Memorials are preferred to the American Cancer Society or Ducks Unlimited.
Antonette M. "Toni" Laska, age 65, of rural Wabasha, formerly of Hastings died unexpectedly on Thursday, June 25, 2009 in rural Wabasha. Funeral service on Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. at the Abbott Funeral Home in Wabasha with the Reverend Dennis E. Glad officiating. Interment in Riverview Cemetery in Wabasha. Friends invited to call at the Abbott Funeral Home in Wabasha on Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. and on Wednesday one hour before the service. The family prefers memorials. Personal messages may be sent to the family at www.abbottfh.com .
Penny Lee Hamilton, age 61, of Hastings, died Thursday, June 25, 2009, at her home. Penny was born March 7, 1948, in River Falls, Wis., to Joseph and Lorraine (Yauck) Young. She married Henry C. Hamilton April 24, 1965, in Hudson, Wis. She was preceded in death by her father; brother, Kenneth Young; nieces, Angela Feuerhelm and Nissi Young; and brother-in-law, William Rowan. Penny is survived by her husband, Henry C. Hamilton Sr.; children, Kim Harvey of Red Wing, Henry C. Hamilton Jr. of Owatonna; and Charles L.