Beth Vitalis Hastings

obit_071813_hastingsLINDSTROM, Minn. — Beth Vitalis Hastings was born Jan. 21, 1933, in Osceola, Wis., to Carl and Rose Vitalis of Shafer, Minn. She graduated from Taylors Falls High School in 1951 in the last graduating class of the original Taylors Falls High School. Beth attended college at the University of Minnesota and was initiated into the Phi Mu sorority on Feb. 22, 1953, where she made many lifelong friends. On May 18, 1957, she married advertising executive H. Clark Hastings. The marriage produced three children, Pam Valenti, Connie Brown and Ann Bourasa. In 1974, the Hastings family moved from Bloomington, Minn., back to Shafer, where Beth renovated the farm house in which she grew up. Then, she worked for the Hazelden Foundation for many years. Every week, she enjoyed breakfast at The Chisago House in Taylors Falls with her friends. Beth is survived by her daughters; her grandchildren, Alexandra, 26, Megan, 20, Hannah, 17, and Ryan, 15. She is preceded in death by her husband, Clark, her parents, and her brothers, Harold and George. Funeral service is 2 p.m. Thursday, July 18, 2013, at Grandstrand Funeral Home in Lindstrom. Visitation is at 1 p.m. Interment is at Franconia Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to The American Cancer Society. Condolences may be left online at