Joseph A. "Joe" Berscheit, 85
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Sept. 4, 1927 - Sept. 17, 2012
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Melrose for Joseph "Joe" Berscheit who died Monday, Sept. 17 at St. Michael's Hospital in Sauk Centre. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose. Parish prayers will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home.
Joseph Anthony Berscheit was born September 4, 1927 in Birchdale Township, Todd County, Minnesota to Lawrence and Emma (Hessing) Berscheit. He was born and raised on a farm West of Grey Eagle. Joe attended and graduated from Grey Eagle High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Army from 1947 through 1949. He married Frances Schulzetenberg on October 14, 1952 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Melrose. Joe worked for the Burlington Northern Railroad for 22 years and also at Stearns Cooperative for 21 years. He was member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. Joe loved hunting, fishing and spending time with his son and family and was a big Minnesota Twins fan.
Survivors include his son, Glenn (Mary) Berscheit of Otsego; granddaughter, Sarah Berscheit at home; and sisters, Helen Barthel of St. Cloud and Mary Jo Berscheit of New York, New York.
Joe was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Berscheit on July 24, 2009; parents; infant daughter, Brenda Berscheit; brothers, Jerome Berscheit, Walter Berscheit, Ernest Berscheit, Richard Berscheit, and Eugene Berscheit; and sisters, Genevieve Schlagheck and Bernadine Hoffman.
Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services
418 Fifth Avenue SE
Melrose, MN 56352
Published in the St. Cloud Times on Sept. 19, 2012