Edwin Stueber

NEW?ULM – Edwin Stueber, 96, of New Ulm, died Saturday, July 20, 2013 at the Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m., Friday, August 2, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Ulm with Father Mark Steffl celebrating the Mass. Burial will follow in the New Ulm City Cemetery, Soldiers Rest Section with full military honors being conducted by the New Ulm Area Comrades of Valor Honor Guard.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Thursday and 7:30-10:30 a.m. Friday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home SOUTH CHAPEL in New Ulm. There will be a parish prayer service at 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

To leave an online condolence for his family or to sign the guest book go to www.mvfh.org.

Edwin is survived by his wife, Elaine Stueber of New Ulm; daughter, Donna (Darrell) Asleson of Hanska; grandchildren, Derek (D’ Anne) Asleson of Horizon City, Texas, Danelle (Justin) Hesse of Phoenix, Arizona; great-grandchildren, Dustin Pizel and his special friend Chelsea Grundmeyer of Mankato, Chelsey Pizel of Brandon, Zachary Asleson and Logan Asleson both of Horizon City Texas, Owen Hesse of Phoenix, Arizona; grandson-in-law, Curt Pizel and his wife Chris of Brandon; sister, Veronica Helget of Sleepy Eye; sisters-in-law, Marcella “Marcy” Stueber, Marcella Stueber, Jeanne Wech all of New Ulm; brothers-in-law, Paul Sturm of Sebeka, Leo Sturm and Roger Sturm both of New Ulm; and by many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter, Dee Ann Asleson-Pizel; sisters, Mathilda (Leo) Sellner, Alma (Norbert) Lang, Clara (Raymond) Lang, Rose (Clarence) Gleisner, Alice (Leonard) Portner; brothers, Herbert (Virginia) Stueber, Joseph Stueber, Charles “Karl” Stueber, Norbert Stueber; sisters-in-law, Mary Sturm, Betty Sturm, Beatrice Sturm; brothers-in-law, Valentine Helget, George (Delores) Sturm; John Sturm Jr., Raymond Wech.

Edwin Joseph Stueber was born January 17, 1917 in Sigel Township, Brown County to Joseph and Clara (Eckstein) Stueber. He was united in marriage to Elaine Sturm on June 4, 1941 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Ulm. Edwin served in the United States Army during WWII from April 1942 to October 1945. They resided in New Ulm where Edwin was employed as a carpenter with George Bauer and then Walter Meyer. He then was employed as an electrician with Rolloff Electric and Wilfahrt Brothers Electric until his retirement. Edwin enjoyed hunting, trains, steam engines and threshing bees. He once restored an antique Rumely Tractor. Edwin was also known as the “Magneto Man ” because of his proficiency in fixing magnetos that were sent to him from all over the country. He also helped his son-in-law on the farm for many years.

He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers for over 53 years.


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