2009 Obituaries

Anthony Schweich

Died: November 26, 2009, in his home.

Anthony Schweich, age 9, of Hampton, passed away November 26th after a 2/12 year battle with childhood cancer.

Anthony is survived by his parents Tom Schweich and Betty Simonson. Grandparents, Robert Schweich of Hastings and JoAnne Schweich of Hastings and Joyce and Delores Simonson of Wanamingo; other Relatives and Friends.

Mass of Christian Burial, officiated by Father Stan Mader, Monday (11/30), 11:00 AM, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in New Trier. A visitation will be held Sunday 4:00-8:00 at the Wise Family Funeral Home 400 Spring Street and 1 hour prior to mass at church. Interment St. Mary's Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Robert Schweich, Daniel Schweich, Mark Huneke and Dale Simonson. Honoarary Pallbearers Dustin Thibedeau, Jordan Schweich, Ryan Foster and
Travis Simonson


Bernard P. Moes

Bernard P. Moes, age 89, of Vermillion, passed away on Monday, March 30, 2009, at Cannon Falls Community Medical Facility.

Bernard was born January 23, 1920 in Douglas Township to John and Margaret (Gergen) Moes. He attended St. Mary's School in New Trier, and was also a member of the parish, and St. Nicholas Society.

Bernard married Theresa Gores on June 18, 1947 at St. James Catholic Church, St. Paul. He was a farmer for many years in the New Trier area.

He greatly enjoyed farming well into his 80's, playing cards, and reminiscing about the old days to his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Tom; and brother, John.

Bernard is survived by his wife, Theresa; children, Bernadette (Wayne) Kieffer of Hastings, Jeanne (Don) Wyszynski of Arden Hills, Joe (Bev) Moes of Hastings, and Beverly (Dan) Peine of Hampton; grandchildren, Mark, Kevin, Tim, Nick, Alan, Nicole, Amanda, Sarah, and Renee; great grandchild, Sommer; sister, Sr. Duane Moes, O.S.B. of Maplewood; brother Nicholas (Mabel) Moes and sister in law Joan Moes, all of Hastings.

The Funeral Mass, concelebrated by Rev. Richard Hogan, Rev. Joseph Arackel, Rev. Jay Kythe, Rev. Leonard Siebenaler, Rev. Martin Siebenaler, and Rev. John Siebenaler, will be held on Friday, April 3, 2009, at 10:30AM, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, New Trier, followed by interment in the parish cemetery. The visitation will be held Thursday, April 2, 2009, from 4:00-8:00PM at Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home, 201 East Seventh Street, Hastings, and one hour prior to the Friday service at church.  Pallbearers will be grandchildren: Kevin Kieffer, Tim Kieffer, Nick Kieffer, Alan Moes, Sarah Moes, Renee Moes, Nicole Peine, and Amanda Wyszynski.  Honorary pallbearers will be: John Peine, Lloyd Peine, Lawrence Peine, Henry Peine, Joe Beissel, and Marvin Reinardy.


James "Jim" Gergen


Died: October 9, 2009

James "Jim" Gergen, age 56, of Hastings, passed away at his home after a 2 year battle with cancer on October 9, 2009.

He is preceded in death by his father, Raymond Gergen Sr.; sister, Genevieve; and father-in-law, Albert Mamer. He is survived by his wife, Diane of Hastings; daughters, Amy (Doug) Fick of Cannon Falls; Jill (Brent) Roy of Farmington; Katie (Dan) Pohl of Hastings; Jenny (Ben) Nelson of Truman; grandchildren, Koleton Fick; Kaylee Pohl; and Zoe Nelson; mother, Helen Gergen of Hastings; sisters, Mary Ellen (Fred) Angell; Lorraine (Bill) Suchy; Joann(Jerry) Bauer; Lois (Bob) Kieffer; and Betty (Pete) Carpenter; brothers, Ray ( Elaine) Gergen Jr.; and Leon (Nancy) Gergen; many nieces, nephews and godchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial, officiated by Father Stan Mader, was held Wednesday, October 14, at 10:30am at St. Mary's Catholic Church in New Trier. Interment was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Tom Angell; Lynn Gergen; Alexis Mamer; Jeff Suchy; Jason Gergen; and Brian Bauer. Honorary Pallbearers were Larry Beissel; Marvin Foss; Charlie Raway; Joe Raway; Joe Bauer; Alfred Bauer; Rick Hallanger; Rich Sieben; Duane Kimmes; Dave Nelson; Bruce Schmiesing; Paul McDowell; Deb Voss; and Jim Gerhartz. Memorials preferred to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are with Wise Family Funeral Home. Please visit www.wisefamilyfh.com to sign the online guestbook and view the memorial video.

The mission of St. Mary’s Parish is to proclaim and celebrate our salvation through Jesus Christ,our pilgrimage to the Father’s Kingdom enlivened by the Holy Spirit. Our Catholic faith community is nourished by our sacramental life, especially the Sunday celebration of the Eucharist. With Mother Mary as our model, we demonstrate our faith through worship, education, vocations and service.