The Free Press, Mankato, MN


August 28, 2013

Joe Biederman

—   Joe Biederman, 96, of St Peter passed away Monday, August 26, 2013.

 A service will be held at Union Presbyterian Church, St. Peter on Friday, August 30, at 2:00 with visitation one hour prior at the church. St. Peter Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

 Joe was born January 23, 1917, in Grantsburg, Wisconsin to Paul and Anna Biederman. He was preceded in death by wife, Kathryn Hines

 Biederman, daughter, Cleo Biederman Wilson, wife, Patty Stewart Biederman, brothers, Ray and Barney, and sisters, Grace and Lil.

 He is survived by sons, Kenneth (Diane) Biederman of Scottsdale, Arizona, Larry (Judy) Biederman of St. Peter, Jack (Janice) Stewart, Jr, of Waco, Texas and Tim (Phyllis) Stewart of Waco, Texas; grandchildren, John (Kristine) Biederman, Jason (Rebecca) Biederman, Lori (David Peterson) Biederman, Joanne (David) Kamper, Paul (Katherine) Biederman, Mark (Amanda) Stewart, Ann (Stephen) Kennedy, Michael (Erin) Stewart, Charles (Heather) Stewart, and Mary Kathryn Stewart; 16 great grandchildren; sister, Florence Thompson of Brainerd, and several nieces and nephews.

 Joe served his country during World War II as a flight mechanic and had many fond memories of his ability to get planes ready. He was a talented furniture builder and upholsterer, and worked in the carpenter shop at Gustavus after many years in private business. He was a kind, sweet man who was loved by all who knew him.

 In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the American Cancer Society toward breast cancer research or charity of the donor's choice.


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