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Charles L. Kieffer, age 90, of Hastings, died Dec. 2, 2009, at Regina Medical Center. Charles was born Nov. 21, 1919, in Hastings, to Lewis and Mary (Doffing) Kieffer. He was a 1937 graduate of Hastings High School, and served with the Marines in the South Pacific during WWII. Charles married Edna M. Riley Nov. 9, 1946, at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Hastings. He worked at 3M for 33 years. He was preceded in death by his parents and six siblings.
Donald A. Burright, 75, of Hot Springs Village, formerly of Hastings, died Dec. 1, 2009, in a Hot Springs, Ark. hospital. A memorial service was held Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009, at Calvary Lutheran Church in Sioux City, Iowa. Guests may register at www.caruth-hale.com .
Darold Buck, born July 28, 1928, to John and Rosalie in Red Wing, Minn., passed away of natural causes on Nov. 27, 2009. Darold was a longtime resident of Hastings but grew up in the Goodhue/Mazeppa area. He served in Korea as a member of the U.S. Army and was a loyal member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Darold was a longtime employee of ConAgra Foods. In retirement, Darold enjoyed woodworking, working on cars and spending time with his family. Darold was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Laverne and Cyrus.
Pauline Marie was born March 20, 1928, in Hastings, to Frank and Theresa (Macheska) Seleskie. She married James B. Schneider on February 15, 1947, in Hastings. Pauline was a former clerk at the Meyer Company in Hastings. She was preceded in death by her parents. Pauline is survived by her husband, James; son, Thomas (Gayle) Schneider of Hastings; daughters, Joan Ann Reuter of Hastings and Jeanette "Jane" Schneider of Ft. Myers, Fla.; also nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The Memorial Mass, officiated by Fr. Allen Paul Eilen, was held Wednesday, Dec. 2, at St.
Anthony Mathias Schweich, age 9, of Hampton, passed away Nov. 26, 2009, after a 2-1/2 year battle with childhood cancer. Anthony is survived by his parents, Tom Schweich and Betty Simonson; grandparents, Robert Schweich of Hastings; JoAnne Schweich of Hastings and Joyce and Delores Simonson of Wanamingo; other relatives and friends. Mass of Christian Burial, officiated by Father Stan Mader, was at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 30, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in New Trier. A visitation was held from 4-8 p.m.
James was born Dec. 4, 1925, in St. Cloud, Minn., to John Francis and Una (Baldwin) Gallagher. He received his bachelor's degree in mathematics from St. John's University in Collegeville, M.B.A. from Indiana University. James retired from the Postal Data Center at Ft. Snelling and was formerly head of the computer science department at Purdue North Central University. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Michael; and grandson, Patrick. James was the devoted husband of Lizabeth (Schaps) of Hastings; loving father of Nancy Gallagher of New York, Daniel (Gemma) of Virginia, C.
Robert J. Waller Robert J. Waller, age 61, of Prescott, died unexpectedly Nov. 25, 2009, at Regina Medical Center in Hastings. Survived by wife Beverly (Tri) Waller; four sons, Corey (Jennifer), Joseph, Leonard, and Matthew; daughter, Tara Waller; mother, Irene Waller; two grandchildren; and sisters, Helen Roth and Kathleen Hulstedt; also nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. The Funeral Mass, officiated by Fr. James Perkl, will be held at 10 a.m. Dec. 1, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2035 W. 15th St., Hastings followed by interment at the St. Joseph's Cemetery, Prescott.
Jerome "Turk" Seidl passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009, in Hammond, Wis. Turk was born in St. Paul on July 27, 1929, to John and Anna Seidl. He was a member of the Army and served during the Korean War. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Willard, John, and Norman Seidl.
Lloyd Joseph Pykoski, born Feb. 14, 1923, died on Nov. 18, 2009. Lloyd was a longtime resident of Denmark Township in Hastings. Lloyd was born to Benedict and Mary Pykoski. He grew up in the St. Paul Park/Grey Cloud Island area. Lloyd married Minnie Louise Mueller on April 14, 1942. Shortly thereafter, they moved to Denmark Township where they crop farmed and had a dairy farm. Lloyd served with the Minnesota Defense Force during WWII. He worked at Cudhay's Packing and later for various trucking companies as a Teamster member.
Susan K. (Greening) Dugas, age 51, of Cold Spring, Minn., died Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009, at Assumption Nursing Home in Cold Spring following a short illness. Susan was born Sept. 13, 1958, in Minneapolis to Jack and Vivian (Elpert) Greening of Hastings. She was preceded in death by her parents. Susan is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth (Nathaniel) Gaunt, D.C.; grandchildren, Isaiah and Miriam of Kearney, Neb.; former husband, Dennis Klein of St.