The Free Press, Mankato, MN

Obituaries

April 23, 2013

Winston Grundmeier

—  Long time resident, Winston Grundmeier, 83, passed away Sunday, April 21, 2013, at Laurel's Peak.

 Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 25, 2013, at Centenary United Methodist Church in Mankato. Visitation will take place 4-6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at Mankato Mortuary as well as one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Minneopa Cemetery, rural Mankato. In lieu of flowers donations are preferred to the Blue Earth County Historical Society.

  Win was born November 15, 1929, in rural Nicollet County to Ernest and Glade (Ives) Grundemeier. Win graduated from Mankato High in 1948. He received his Bachelors Degree in Chemistry from Mankato State in 1952; Masters Degree from Iowa State in 1954 and his Doctorate from Kansas State in the mid 1960's. After he earned his Masters, Win served in the Air Force at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico; followed by a number of years in the Air Force Reserves.

   In 1959 Win began teaching at Mankato State University. He taught chemistry for 34 years. He served a term as Department Chair during his tenure. Win was very active with the MSU Science Fair and an MSU Contributor.

   Win married Shirley Miller on June 30, 1963, in Mankato.

   He was an avid stamp collector, history buff and author. Win also loved to travel, research genealogy and write about WWII. After retirement Win volunteered many hours for the Blue Earth County Historical Society.

   Win is survived by his wife, Shirley Grundmeier of Mankato; children: Alex Miller of Mankato, Judy Brown of Mankato and Richard Miller of Eau Claire, WI; grandchildren: Bonnie (Dale) Dahl, Tim Brown, Ryan (Nikki) Miller and Sara Miller; great-grandchildren: Gavin and Owen Dahl, and Ben Brown; sister: Joan Krummel of Mankato; brother, Alan (Judith) Grundemeier of Katy, TX; sister-in-law, Katherine McKelvey of Cleveland, OH; brother-in-law, David (Kerry) Evans of Iowa City, IA; and many nieces and nephews.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Obituaries
  • Jerome 'Red' Sheehan

      Jerome "Red" Sheehan, 82, of Mankato, died on Friday, April 18, 2014 at his home.

    April 19, 2014

  • Harold A Jones

    Harold A Jones, 93, of  Judson Township, Blue Earth County, died Thursday, April 17, 2014, at his home.

    April 19, 2014

  • Elizabeth Catherine Rahe Boever

    Elizabeth Catherine Rahe Boever was born September 11, 1920, in Bancroft, Iowa, the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Kramer) Rahe, the last of 10 children.

    April 19, 2014

  • Raymond Sandhofner 0419140-O.JPG Raymond Sandhofner

    Raymond Sandhofner, age 86, of Nicollet died, Thursday, April 17, 2014 at the Benedictine Living Community.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mel L. 'Little' Carrigan

      Mel  L. "Little" Carrigan of North Mankato, formerly of Lakefield, died Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Pathstone Living in Mankato.

    April 19, 2014

  • Marilyn Mosel 141914-O.JPG Marilyn Mosel

      Funeral Services for Marilyn Mosel, 88, Gaylord, MN, formerly of Lewisville, MN will be held on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 11:00 am at Trinity Lutheran Church-Fieldon Township, rural Lewisville.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Pat Devine 141914-O.JPG Patrick John Devine

      Patrick John Devine, age 66 of Le Sueur, died on April 10, in Le Sueur.  Memorial Mass, Friday, April 25, 2014, 11:00 a.m, St. Anne's Church in Le Sueur.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Dorothy Hughes

    Dorothy Hughes, 77, of St. Peter, died on Saturday, April 19, 2014 in Mankato.

    April 19, 2014

  • Raymond Sandhofner

    Raymond Sandhofner, age 86, of Nicollet died, Thursday, April 17, 2014 at the Benedictine Living Community with his family by his side.

    April 18, 2014

  • Hilbert "Herbie" Callander

     Hilbert "Herbie" Callander, 87, of Mankato, died Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Mayo Clinic Health System, Mankato.

    April 18, 2014