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Ervin Wiechmann

Ervin B. Wiechmann, 90

Melrose

Aug. 25, 1922 - Oct. 1, 2012

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Melrose for Ervin Wiechmann who died Monday, Oct. 1 at the Melrose Area Hospital. Inurnment will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose and from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the church. Sts. Bernard & Elizabeth Council will pray at 5 p.m. followed by parish prayers at 7 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home.

Ervin Bernard Wiechmann was born August 25, 1922 in Millwood Township, Stearns County, Minnesota to William and Rose (Austing) Wiechmann. He was united in marriage to Viola Korf on April 27, 1948 at St. John's Catholic Church in Meire Grove. Ervin farmed his entire life, farming east of Melrose until his retirement in 1986. He was member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Melrose and the Sts. Bernard & Elizabeth Council. Ervin enjoyed fishing, playing cards, and dancing.

Survivors include his wife, Viola Wiechmann of Melrose; children, Marilyn (Paul) Schanhaar of Deer River, Eugene (Karen) Wiechmann of Freeport, Donald (Tammy) Wiechmann of Melrose, Allan (Lisa) Wiechmann of Melrose, Joseph (Sharon) Wiechmann of Melrose, Richard (Shelly) Wiechmann of Melrose, Lynn (Randy) Gieske of Sauk Centre, and Jerry Wiechmann of New Munich; 18 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and three step-grandchildren; brother and sisters, Lorraine (Al) Schaefer of New Munich, Carol Pohlmann of Melrose, Claris (Julius) Massmann of Osakis, Lawrence (Mae) Wiechmann of Melrose, and Margie (Vernon) Stroeing of Freeport; and son-in-law, Bob Doll of Florida.

Ervin was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Lois Doll in 1999; and sister, Florentine Korf.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

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Published in the St. Cloud Times on Oct. 3, 2012
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