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Virgil G. Staeffler

May 27, 1925 September 8, 2015
Virgil G. Staeffler
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Obituary for Virgil G. Staeffler

VIRGIL GUST STAEFFLER was born on May 27, 1925 to Alfred and Rosa (Wahlert) Staeffler in his grandmother’s house near Luverne, Minnesota. He was raised on the family farmstead east of Hardwick, Minnesota. He attended country school through the 8th grade and then became a full time farmer. On December 6, 1944 Virgil married Marjorie Nece at the Methodist Church parsonage in Luverne, Minnesota. He brought his bride home to the family farm and there together they created their life; working the land, raising cattle, and building a family complete with nine children. Virgil was a farmer through and through and his passion for work never wavered. He formally retired in October of 1988, but it was actually a gradual process over several years. A tornado, in June of 1993, took most of the farm away though he and Marjorie persisted and continued to live there. Marjorie preceded him in death on July 21, 2015. On Tuesday, September 8, 2015 while at the Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage, Virgil joined Marjorie in Heaven with the Lord at the age of 90 years, three months and 12 days.

Virgil was a baptized lifelong member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Hardwick, Minnesota. He truly enjoyed working and having his cattle around. When he took time to relax he enjoyed playing cards, shooting pool, and fishing. His pastimes in later years included bird watching and feeding them, family grill outs, feeding the cats and keeping his John Deere in tip top shape to mow the lawn. He also enjoyed handling the reigns of his horses for hayrides through the countryside. Virgil loved time spent with his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and recently his great-great-granddaughter.

He will be lovingly remembered by his children, Geraldine (James) Haraldson of Luverne, Gary (Jean) Staeffler of Luverne, Debra (Daniel) Nelson of Magnolia, Minnesota, Rhonda Edwards of Spirit Lake, Iowa, Rodney (Ruth) Staeffler of Ruthton, Minnesota, Carol (Lance) Stueven of Hudson, Wisconsin, Greg Staeffler of Hardwick and his friend Sheryl, and son-in-law, Arlyn (Rose) Vander Beek of Edgerton; 24 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; three step great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; sister, Delores (John) Schmidt of Pipestone, Minnesota; and a sister-law, Joanne Lingbeck of Edina, Minnesota. Virgil was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Marjorie; parents, Alfred and Rosa Staeffler; son, Larry Staeffler; daughter, Sandra Vander Beek; two grandsons, Kelly Staeffler and Michael Vander Beek; and great-granddaughter, Ashlynn Haraldson.

May God Bless the Life of Virgil…

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Visitation

Friday

11

Sep

4:00 PM 9/11/2015 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 9/11/2015 8:00:00 PM
Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church - Hardwick

305 2nd St. PO Box 36
Hardwick, MN 56134

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church - Hardwick
305 2nd St. PO Box 36 Hardwick 56134 MN
United States

Funeral Service

Saturday

12

Sep

2:30 PM 9/12/2015 2:30:00 PM
Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church - Hardwick

305 2nd St. PO Box 36
Hardwick, MN 56134

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church - Hardwick
305 2nd St. PO Box 36 Hardwick 56134 MN
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Maplewood Cemetery - Luverne Final Resting Place

1242 W. Warren St.
Luverne, MN 56156

1242 W. Warren St. Luverne 56156 MN
United States
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