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Raymond William Burr, age 77, of Hastings, died Sunday, May 30, 2010. Ray was preceded in death by his father, Sebastian; mother, Helga; sisters, Ronnie and Lucy; brother, John; granddaughter, Veronica, and great-granddaughter, Isabella. He is survived by "His Army" which includes his wife, Beverly; his children, Theresa, Deborah, Michael, Timothy, Kimberly, Mary, Roy Mallette, Walter Mallette and Lester French; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was a very blessed man. The memorial service, officiated by Thomas Dunbar, will
Beatrice A. Scholz, age 92 of Dandridge, Tenn., formerly of Hastings, Minn., passed away Saturday, May 29, 2010. She was born July 15, 1917, in Hastings, the daughter of the late Gustov and Lilly Johnson, and had been a lifelong resident of Hastings before moving to East Tennessee to be near her children about three and half years ago. Beatrice was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Gerhard Scholz. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church of Hastings and attended the Dandridge First United Methodist Church.
Mathilda "Tillie" Huneke, age 77, of Hastings died May 27, 2010, at United Hospital in St. Paul. Tillie was born Oct. 2, 1932, in Wabasha County to Florian and Mary (Mahoney) Reding. She graduated from Villa Maria High School and married James F. Huneke on Feb. 11, 1953, in Bellechester, Minn.
Michael Marcelino Puente, age 27, of Hastings, Minn., formerly of Ellsworth, died Tuesday, May 25, 2010, in Hastings. A celebration of Mike's life will be held from 4-7 p.m., with a service at 7 p.m., on Tuesday, June 1, at the Hill Funeral Home, Ellsworth. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the family. Go to www.hillfuneralservice.com to extend an online condolence to the family. Hill Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Ellsworth is assisting the family with arrangements.
Lois C. Terry, age 77, of Hastings, died May 21, 2010, at White Pines Assisted Living in Cottage Grove. Memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, May 27, at Christ Family Church, 518 E. 2nd St., Hastings. Arrangements are being handled by the Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home, Hastings, 651-437-9419, www.caturia-smidtfh.com .
Albin "Jake" Jacobson Jr., age 80, a resident of Siren, died May 19, 2010, in Rochester, Minn. Jake was born on March 14, 1930, in Rochester, to Albin and Dora Jacobson, Sr. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He married Anita Thompson on June 24, 1950, in Rochester. Jake enjoyed being outdoors and taking in the wildlife. He liked watching birds, especially the bald eagles which are abundant in this area. He took time to go fishing, hunting and to play golf whenever he had the chance.
Roger A. Ableidinger, age 65, of Hastings, formerly of Durand, Wis., died Thursday, May 20, 2010. He was born July 5, 1944 in Durand to Lee and Annabell (Schuh) Ableidinger. Roger was employed as an HVAC and had retired from Peine Plumbing and Heating. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Elgene and Myron Ableidinger. Roger is survived by his wife, Susan (Sorenson) Ableidinger; beloved dog, Snickers; children, Kurt (Karen) Ableidinger, Karen (Keith) Johnson, Kris (Jamie) Winkler; also seven grandchildren and numerous siblings. The memorial service, officiated by Rev.
Lloyd "LeRoy" Hanson, age 76, of Hastings, died Wednesday, May 19, 2010. Lloyd was born Jan. 4, 1934, in New Richmond, Wis., to Lloyd H. and Lillian (Berquam) Hanson. He married Darleen Holland June 29, 1957 at Scheie Lutheran Chruch in Mabel, Minn. Prior to his retirement Lloyd was an engineer at 3M. He was preceded in death by his parents and son Donnie.
Gregory Schaefer, age 83, of Augustana Homes of Hastings, formerly of Newport, died on May 13, 2010. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Monday, May 24, with gathering at 10 a.m., at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 920 Holley, St. Paul Park. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
Jerome James "Jerry" Asher, of Lelia Lake, Texas, Oct. 19, 1935 - Feb. 7, 2010. Preceded in death by parents, Paul and Beth Asher; brother, Donald, Feb. 2, 1990; sister, Theresa Griffin, Dec. 13, 2003; and a great-granddaughter, Trinity Grace Brogdon. Survived by wife Kitty (Prokosh); son, Robert, San Antonio, Texas; daughter, June (Greg) Franklin, Clarendon, Texas; sisters, Lois Lotzer and Jeanette Olson, St.