Margaret HastingsMargaret R. Hastings, 94, of Little Falls, passed away March 30, 2011, at Diamond Willow in Little Falls.
Margaret R. Hastings, 94, of Little Falls, passed away March 30, 2011, at Diamond Willow in Little Falls.
There will be no service and she will be interred in Evergreen Cemetery in Brainerd.
Margaret Victoria Stubert was born Dec. 2, 1916, in Medicine Hat, Alberta, to Barbara Stubert, a Russian immigrant. Within several months, the local social service agency placed her in the foster home of Robert and Mabel (Loveland) Miller, homesteaders in the area.
The Millers changed her name to Margaret Roberta Miller and raised her as their daughter. The family moved to Minnesota and lived in St. Paul and Minneapolis for several years before moving to Two Harbors.
Margaret entered kindergarten in Two Harbors and graduated from Two Harbors High School in 1935. She continued her education at what is now the University of Minnesota Duluth. She taught kindergarten in Eveleth, Congdon Park in Duluth, and for 25 years at the Whittier School in Brainerd.
In 1940 she married Richard Hastings, her high school sweetheart. They were later divorced.
Margaret was a long-time companion of the late Gordon Rosenmeier, a Little Falls lawyer and former state senator. Margaret moved to Little Falls to care for him the last several years of his life and remained after his death.
Margaret loved and cared for animals. Needle pointing was a hobby and she cherished the many photographs she took of friends, animals, and nature.
She was raised a Christian Scientist and found direction and comfort from her faith all of her life.
Memorials are preferred to the Morrison County Humane Society, Morrison County Historical Society, Minnesota Historical Society, or the Rosenmeier Center at Brainerd Community College.