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Mary (Ruhr) Kranz, 87, of Shore Acres Avenue, passed away July 9, 2010, at the Scallop Shell Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Wakefield, R.I. She was the wife of the late Cmdr. Arthur C. Kranz, USN (Ret.). Born in Hastings, Minn., she was the adopted daughter and only child of the late Martin and Hazel (Wood) Ruhr. Mrs. Kranz received a B.S. in English from the College of St. Catherine in 1944. Mrs. Kranz raised six children as the spouse of a career military officer. She received her master's degree in counseling at the age of 64 from the University of Rhode Island.
Helen May Fairfield Petersen, age 88, of Minneapolis, recently living in Hastings, died Saturday, July 10, 2010. Was preceded in death by loving husband, Allan D., and son, Allan D. Jr. Survived by daughters, Jeanne (Rick) Walsh and Lynne (Denny) McNamara; son, Jim (Stef) Petersen; daughter-in-law, Peggy Koshenina; sister, Doris (Dan) Bornkamp; grandchildren, Jenny, Eric, Andy, Elias, Emily, Mike, Brian; and great-grandchildren, Kylie, Drew, Bostin, Ryann, and Alaina. Helen, the daughter of M. C. and Mamie Fairfield, was born March 24, 1922, in St Paul, Minn.
Alice Arlene Barnhart, age 70, of Red Wing, formerly of Prescott, died Thursday, July 8, 2010, at Fairview Seminary Home in Red Wing. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday, July 12, at Joy Lutheran Church in Prescott with Reverend Amy Fondroy Eich officiating. Interment will be in Diamond Bluff Cemetery with Trevor, Tatyana, Scott, Terry, Tony, and Sarah as pallbearers. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Sunday at Hill Funeral Home in Prescott and again on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at church. Online condolences may be expressed at www.hillfuneralservice.com .
Elaine Spragg, age 86, of Cottage Grove, passed away July 4, 2010. Private family services will be held at a later date. Interment Oak Hill Cemetery in S. St. Paul. Please visit www.wisefamilyfh.com to sign the online guestbook. Wise Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements
Sydney Lynn Wagner, infant daughter of John and Abby (Torgerson) Wagner of Vermillion, Minn., died June 24, 2010. Survivors include her parents; brother, Cooper; grandparents, John and Pam Wagner of Hampton and Steve and Kay Torgerson of Austin, Minn.; also other family members. A funeral Mass, officiated by Fr. Stan Mader, was held Monday, June 28, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Vermillion. Interment followed in the parish cemetery. Arrangements were handled by the Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home, Hastings, 651-437-9419, www.caturia-smidtfh.com .
Betty Jean Keetley, age 75, of Hastings, died June 25, 2010, at her home. Betty Jean was born July 11, 1934, in Lake Benton, Minn., to Peter and Rosella (LaBounty) Bruhn. She married Francis Keetley on Oct. 17, 1953, in Columbia Heights and had worked as an account clerk for the State of Minnesota. Betty Jean was an active volunteer in the community and loved to both sew and crochet.
Harold Elmer Williamson, 81, of Red Wing, died Saturday, June 26, at his residence at Potter Ridge. He was born on Jan. 4, 1929, in Hastings, Minn., to Robert and Helen (Hagedorn) Williamson. He attended school in Hastings and then served in the U.S. Army from Jan. 22, 1951, to Jan. 21, 1953, during the Korean Conflict. On July 20, 1952, he married Donna Baringer in Red Wing. He farmed in the Welch and Red Wing area for many years. After retirement, he and Donna traveled in their motor home from 1994-2004 visiting all 50 states. Donna died on Oct. 12, 2004.
Gayle E. (McCarthy) McCabe, age 51, of Hastings passed away suddenly June 18, 2010, at her home. Gayle was born Oct. 27, 1958, in Minneapolis to Patrick and Anna (Wicklund) McCarthy. She married Timothy McCabe on June 8, 1991, in Hastings.
Daniel P. Schneider, 64, beloved husband, father, grandfather, friend and mentor, passed away peacefully June 15, 2010, at his home in Hastings, surrounded by those who loved him. Dan battled non-Hodgkin's lymphoma for over 11 years. Dan was born to Paul and Frances Schneider of Hastings in 1945, both of whom preceded him in death. Dan graduated from Hastings High School in 1963, and was employed by Profile Extrusions (Intek). Dan was the proprietor of Schneider Custodial Service for 35 years and employed by City & County Credit Union (St.
Timothy Paul McCabe, age 51, of Hastings, died unexpectedly Nov. 22, 2009. Survived by wife/best friend, Gayle (McCarthy); mother, Peggy; brothers, Mike (Jeanie), Dan (Carol), Pat (Kathy), Kelly (Debbie) and Brian (Heidi); sister, Terrylee (Steve) Tervola; many nieces, nephews, and other family and friends. Preceded in death by father, Terry; brother, Shawn; and step-daughter, Crystal Moeller. The funeral service, officiated by Fr. James Perkl, will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, at St.