Sarah Jane Hatten, 78

Published 8:01 am Monday, April 24, 2017

Sarah Jane Hatten, 78

Sarah Jane Hatten, 78, of Brownsdale, Minnesota, passed away peacefully Friday, April 14, 2017, at her home.

Sarah was born June 29, 1938, in Albert Lea, Minnesota, to John and Mary (Markey) Hubbard. She attended country grade school and graduated from high school in Wells, Minnesota.

Sarah worked at a variety store in Wells for three years before attending cosmetology school in Austin, Minnesota. She then worked for several years as a manager.

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Sarah was united in marriage to Phil Hatten in 1960 at Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Austin. In 1963 the couple moved to Fulda where Sarah worked at a variety store for nine years and in 1973 they moved to Pipestone, Minnesota, where she was a homemaker for four years. Phil and Sarah moved to Black River Falls, Wisconsin, where they owned a hardware store for three years while Sarah was a homemaker. In 1984 they moved to Brownsdale where they owned 3H Lumber for 21 years until their retirement in 2004. It was at this time Phil and Sarah became involved in the American Red Cross just in time for the 100-year flood. They were active until 2016.

Sarah was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and friend who placed God, family, friendship and community needs first. Sarah was a member of Our Lady of Loretto Catholic Church in Brownsdale and Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Austin. She was involved in the WCCW, church functions at five locations, civic and community functions at three locations, and 4H for 15 years. Sarah enjoyed any craft project, sewing, painting, fishing, and traveling.

Survivors include her husband, Phil, Brownsdale; daughter, Janet (Glen) Sweno, Inverness, Illinois; son, Steven (Holly) Hatten, China; granddaughter, McKenzie Sweno, Inverness; sisters, Mary Jean Hallum, Albert Lea, Kathleen Wentling, Reading, Pennsylvania; brother, Edward (Brenda) Hubbard, Albert Lea; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Alice (Richard) Jensen, Sargeant, Minnesoa, Jude Hatten, Maple Glen, Pennsylvania, Roger Schramm, Gordon, Wisconsin, David (Pam) Hatten, Chandler, Arizona, Joseph (Lucille) Hatten, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, Barbara Mensink, Rushford, Minnesota, Cheryl Hatten, Brownsdale, and Margaret Sprick, Lake City, Minnesota; and many nieces, nephews and their families.

She is preceded in death by her parents; brother and sister-in-law, John (Karen) Hubbard; sisters and brothers-in-law, Betty (Bill) Kjarum and Margaret (Ron) Flynn; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Arnold and Walburga Hatten; sisters-in-law, Janet Hatten, Georgia Schramm; brothers-in-law, Eugene Hatten, Daniel Hatten and Donald Hatten.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 28, at Queen of Angels Catholic Church with Father Raul Silva officiating. A 4 p.m. CCW rosary and a 6:30 p.m. wake will be held Thursday at Mayer Funeral Home where friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Visitation will also be one hour before the service at the church Friday. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Brownsdale, followed by lunch and fellowship at Queen of Angels.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to the American Heart Association (  Condolences may be left online at