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Donald Paul Hrstka


Mon, Feb 16th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Donald Paul Hrstka, 79, of Chatfield passed away at the Chatfield Care Center on February 4, 2015. Don was born December 23, 1935 to Fred and Mary (Urban) Hrstka in Lourdes, Iowa.

Don Attended schools in Chatfield and graduated from Chatfield High School in 1953. On September 29, 1956 he married Shirley Elaine Ahern at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Chatfield. The family made their home near Chatfield and started a dairy and beef operation. Don loved farming.

In later years he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He went on hunting trips in Colo. and Northern Minn. In addition to his abilities on the farm he also started an upholstery business, and counted Mayo Clinic as one of his customers. He will especially be remembered for his ability to “MacGyver” just about anything that needed to be fixed.

Don is lovingly remembered by his wife, Shirley; and four daughters: Lisa Hrstka of Kasson, Mishelle Hrstka of Kasson, Jacqueline Hrstka of Fountain, and Jill (David) Amundson of Waterville, Minn. Six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive.

He is preceded in death by his son, Jeff; his parents; and eight siblings.

Funeral Mass of Christian Burial was held 10:30 a.m., Monday, February 9, 2015 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Chatfield, with Father Shawn Haremza officiating. Visitation took place at Riley Funeral Home from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. on Sunday, February 8, 2015. Committal service was held in Stone Church Cemetery in rural Chatfield. Visitation continued on Monday one hour prior to services at church.

Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield assisted the family with arrangements. To share a memory of Don with the family and view his video tribute, please visit rileyfuneralhomes.com.

Chatfield approves first consideration for three ordinances

Mon, Feb 16th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Government

Early in January the Chatfield City Council authorized city attorney Fred Suhler to draft three ordinances. The first consideration on each of these ordinances was approved at the February 9 meeting. Councilors Dave Frank and Paul Novotny were ab ..... 
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Birth Announcement - Jaxon Douglas McCabe

Mon, Feb 9th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Social Scenes

Jaxon Douglas McCabe Jaxon Douglas McCabe was born December 19, 2014 to Joe and Amanda McCabe of Chatfield, Minn. Jaxon weighed 7 lbs 10 oz and was 21 inches long. He is welcomed by a brother, Trayton and a sister, Addison. Grandparents are Doug & ..... 
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Landscape designer Charles Seha receives MNLA award for Excellence In Landscape

Mon, Feb 9th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Home & Garden

Several members of the Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association (MNLA) were recently honored with the 2015 MNLA award for Excellence In Landscape. Among those honored was landscape designer Charles Seha. A panel of practicing professionals in l ..... 
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Chatfield fills EMS support position

Mon, Feb 2nd, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Government

During a relatively brief Chatfield City Council meeting held January 26, Rocky Burnett was introduced and hired to fill the EMS Support Position vacated by Nancy Timm, the new deputy clerk. Ambulance Director Sue Kester reported that there had ..... 
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Chatfield Brass Band invites new members

Mon, Jan 26th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Social Scenes

Rehearsals are beginning for the Chatfield Brass (and woodwind) Band, as they prepare music for the summer concert season. The band invites instrumentalists of all ages to come to rehearsals and join the band. The CBB is a traditional concert band t ..... 
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Bruce Douglas Sutherland

Mon, Jan 26th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Bruce Douglas Sutherland, 81, of Chatfield, passed away January 20, 2015 at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield. Bruce was born June 24, 1933 in Minneapolis to Gladys and Alfred Segelstrom. He spent four years in the State Public School ..... 
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Guest Commentary: Response to Mr. Erding’s rebuttal

By Herb Panko

Mon, Jan 26th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Commentary

I generally do not respond to rebuttals to my articles as I feel that such replies are of little value. However, in this particular instance I am making an exception, since Jeff Erding sardonically invites me to do so at the end of his rebuttal ..... 
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Chatfield discusses recommended ordinance changes

Mon, Jan 19th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Government

At the annual meeting of the Chatfield City Council on January 12, City Clerk Joel Young administered the oath of office to Mayor Russ Smith and councilors Paul Novotny and Mike Urban. Each of the three had been re-elected in the general electio ..... 
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