The Free Press, Mankato, MN


February 8, 2014

Melvin Howard Schirmer

— Melvin Howard Schirmer

    Melvin Howard Schirmer, age 93, of Wells, MN, died peacefully surrounded by family on Friday, February 7, 2013, at Parkview Care Center, Wells, MN. Funeral Services will be held Monday, February 10, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at the St. Paul United Church of Christ in Minnesota Lake Twp., Faribault Co., MN. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. Reverend Chuck Brooks will officiate and interment will be in the church cemetery.   Please see to leave online condolences. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells, MN is in charge of arrangements.

    Melvin was born October 19, 1920, the son of Albert and Clara (Rauschenberger) Schirmer in Minnesota Lake Twp., Faribault Co., MN.  He was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul's UCC.  On Novemember 17, 1943, he was united in marriage to Jeanette Schultz at St. Paul's UCC. Melvin and Jeanette farmed their whole lives in Danville Township.  He enjoyed woodworking and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

      Melvin is survived by:  a daughter:  Sharon Beckius of St. James; 2 grandchildren:  Michele (Joshua) Nelson of St. Joseph, Lisa (Jadrien) Irwin of Fairmont; 6 great-grandchildren:  Everette, Delaney, and Nolan Irwin, Finnean, Dane, and Maari Nelson; 2 step-grandchildren:  Michael (Ann) Beckius of Mankato, Tamara (Art) Winker of Glidden, IA; 6 step-great-grandchildren:  Krystin and Jason Winker, Anna, Andrew, Julia and Cameron Beckius; brother:  Norbert Schirmer of Wells; sister-in-law:  LuEtta Hardy of Marquette, MI; brother-in-law:  Clair Pearson of Wells, along with numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews and their families.

     He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Jeanette; 2 sisters:  Ada and Elaine.


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