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"Addie" Age 86, of Hastings Died 9/1/2010 at Regina Nursing Home. Adelaide was born January 27, 1924 in St. Paul to Engelbert and Louise (Olbrich) Gerstner. She attended St. Francis Elementary, Monroe High School, and played the violin at St. Francis Catholic Church. She worked at Waldorf Paper Products Company. Adelaide married Francis Girgen on October 13, 1951 at Sacred Heart Church in St. Paul, and they lived in Hastings. She worked at Smeads, St. Boniface Catholic School, and Judge Appliance as a book-keeper. Adelaide is survived by her children Stephen Girgen, and Peggy Katz; grandchildren David (fiancee Kristel Walters) Girgen, Sarah Girgen, and Tanya (Jon) Peterson; great-grandson Thomas Peterson. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and sister RoseMarie Kappel. Funeral Mass 10AM Tuesday at ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2035 W. 15th St., Hastings. Visitation 4-7PM Monday at CATURIA-SMIDT FUNERAL HOME, 201 E. 7th St., Hastings, and one hour prior to the service. Interment Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. 651-437-9419


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Published in Pioneer Press on Sept. 5, 2010
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