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The funeral service for Flossie Mae Gerths was 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at the First Congregational Church UCC at 12 - 2nd St. in Dodge Center with Reverend Jean Boese officiating. Visitation was one hour before the service at the church. Interment was in Riverside Cemetery in Dodge Center. Flossie Mae Gerths, 95, of Inver Grove Heights, Minn., and formerly of Dodge Center, Minn., died at White Pines Senior Residence in Inver Grover Heights. Flossie Mae Checkel was born on May 31, 1915, the daughter of James and Elizabeth Rose (Prusha) Checkel in Dows, Iowa.
Lance Milton Reinhardt, 59, of Hastings, passed away after a brave battle with cancer on Monday, Sept. 6, 2010, at Regina Hospital. Lance was born Sept. 13, 1950, to Floyd and Genevieve Reinhardt in Hastings. He was married to Colleen (Amy) for 28 wonderful years and they were blessed with two children: Rachel and Jake. He loved playing baseball, softball and golf. He also enjoyed following all Minnesota sports teams.
Mandy Lynn (Behnken) Muench, 34, of North Mankato, Minn., died suddenly on Friday, Sept. 3, 2010, at home due to an apparent heart condition. Mandy was born Sept. 25, 1975, in Rochester, Minn., the daughter of Steve and LuAnn (Rosolack) Behnken. She graduated in 1994 from Rochester John Marshall High School. She attended Mankato State University then went on to receive her paralegal degree from Rasmussen College. On Oct. 20, 2001 Mandy was united in marriage to Marc Muench of Hastings, Minn., at Peace United Church of Christ in Rochester.
Bernard M. Smith, age 91, of Hampton, died Sept. 2, 2010, at the Regina Nursing Home in Hastings. Bernard was born June 20, 1919, in White, S.D., to Joseph and Mary (Ettienne) Smith. He was an Army veteran of WWII, and married Irene Landsberger on June 25, 1946, in Hampton.
Adelaide "Addie" Girgen passed away on Sept. 1, 2010, at Regina Nursing Home, which was her home for the past 6-1/2 years. Adelaide was born Jan. 27, 1924, in St. Paul to Engelbert and Louise (Olbrich) Gerstner. Growing up in St. Paul, she attended St. Francis Elementary and Monroe High School. For twelve years she took violin lessons and played at St. Francis Catholic Church during Christmas Midnight Mass. After high school graduation she worked at Waldorf Paper Products Company. She married Francis Girgen (of Coates) on Oct. 13, 1951, at Sacred Heart Church in St.
Christine M. Fox, loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, of Inver Grove Heights, Minn., Jan. 22, 1957 - Sept.
Ruth A. Grill, age 92, of Plymouth, Minn., born Nov. 26, 1917, in Hastings, Minn., to Hulda and Charles Almquist, died peacefully at home August 28, 2010. She married Ambrose P. Grill on Dec. 27, 1941.
Marjorie A. "Marge" Kieffer, age 77, of Hastings, died Thursday, August 26, 2010, at her home. Marge was born August 2, 1933, in Hastings to Nicholas and Justine (Brochman) Becker. She married Francis J.
Lorraine R. (Gerster) Rother, age 90, of Hastings, died August 28, 2010, at Regina Assisted Living. Lorraine was born Sept. 15, 1919, in Hampton, to Edward and Dorothy (Peine) Gerster. She was united in marriage to Edwin Rother on May 28, 1940, in Hampton. Lorraine was a homemaker, and also worked with her husband and sons at Rother Meats. She was fun-loving and enjoyed her grandchildren, playing cards and socializing.
Harley M. Keck, age 78, of Prescott, passed away on Friday, August 27, 2010, at his home. He was born in Jordan, Mont., on April 15, 1932, son of Milton and Hazel (Roettger) Keck. Harley served his country in the Army and Air Force from 1949 to 1951, when he was honorably discharged. He married Charlotte Schmolke and they were married for 27 years before they were divorced. He then married Judith Breiter on July 31, 1982. Harley had the biggest heart, was the kindest man, and would do anything for anybody.