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Laurenda Reich, 88, died Saturday, June 20, 2009, at Fairview Seminary Home. Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 23, at First United Methodist Church. Visitation will be for one hour prior to services at the church. Reich also lived in Red Wing from 1963-68.
Jeff Hawkinson, age 48, of Goodhue, passed away June 17, 2009, at home. Sevices are pending at the Mahn Family Funeral Home, Anderson-Peterson Chapel in Lake City.
Nettie Langager, age 84, of Red Wing, died Wednesday at Potters Ridge, Red Wing. Services are pending with the Hill Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Ellsworth. Go to www.hillfuneralservice.com for more information.
Thora Ring, 95, passed away June 16 at the Good Samaritan Comforcare Home in Austin, Minn. Thora lived 92 years in the Wanamingo area and moved to Austin in 2007 for assisted living care and to be near her daughters. Thora was born on Dec. 7, 1913. Her mother was Anna (Bjugan) Thoreson. Her father Thorsten Thoreson passed away three weeks before she was born. Her parents, one sister, Selma, and two brothers, Adolph and Thorvin preceded her in death. She attended Holton School District 99 and Wanamingo High School, graduating in the 1932 class. She was united in marriage to Melvin D.
Frances Lillian Berning, 84, of Red Wing, died Tuesday, June 16, 2009, at St. Brigid's at Hi-Park. She was born Sept. 21, 1924, to Otto and Ethel (Bryngelson) Sirinek. She attended schools in Chetek, Wis., and later attended the Minnesota School of Business. She married Gerald Berning on June 25, 1941, in Chetek. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, the Western Fraternal Association, the VFW Auxiliary and was involved in Girl Scouts. She sang in the church choir and several musical groups.
Ernestine Marie Poloson, 85, of Red Wing, died Saturday Dec. 20, 2008, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester. She was born March 3, 1923, in Helena, Mont., to Dan and Mae Deschamps Poloson. She spent her early years at their Wolf Creek home where, from infancy, she accompanied her mother on horseback and by wagon traveling over steep terrain to sheep camps. In 1929, Marie's parents bought their own ranch near Lonepine where she attended school. Her greatest love was horses; she spent as much time as she could with them and became an excellent horsewoman.
Norbert Charles Stoffel, 88, of Cannon Falls, died on Sunday morning at the Angels Care Center in Cannon Falls. Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Pius V Catholic Church, Cannon Falls, with Father Jay Kythe celebrating. Private burial with military honors will in the church cemetery. Visitation will be one hour before the service. Memorials are preferred. Lundberg Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Paul Irvin Iverson, 73, of Red Wing died June 7 at Red Wing Health Care Center. Burial of cremated remains will take place later at Fort Snelling in Minneapolis.
Thomas J. Downs, 53, an avid hunter and fisherman of Hastings, passed away suddenly June 11, 2009. He was born May 29, 1956, in Minneapolis to Edward and Maxine Downs. He was preceded in death by his father, Edward. He is survived by his children, Emily, Katelyn, and Taylor Downs and Micah Conroy; grandchildren Kayla; Kai and Julian; mother, Maxine Downs; sister, Nancy (Jerry) Miller; brothers, Edward (Kathy) Downs, Bob (Sue) Downs and Steve (Sherry) Downs; many nieces and nephews. Funeral service was Sunday at the Wise Family Funeral Home, Hastings.
Thomas J. Downs, 53, an avid hunter and fisherman of Hastings, passed away suddenly June 11, 2009. He was born on May 29, 1956, in Minneapolis to Clifford and Catherine Downs. He was preceded in death by his father, Clifford. He is survived by his children, Emily, Katelyn, and Taylor Downs and Micah Conroy; grandchildren Kayla, Kai, and Julian; mother, Maxine Downs; sister, Nancy (Jerry) Miller; brothers, Edward (Kathy) Downs, Bob (Sue) Downs, Steve (Sherry) Downs; many nieces and nephews. Funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Wise Family Funeral Home, 400 Spring St., Hastings.