John J. Fuchs, 84

November 23, 1926 – September 7, 2011

Mass of Christian Burial was at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring, MN for John Fuchs, age 84, who died Wednesday at the Assumption Home. Burial was in the St. Boniface Parish Cemetery.

Visitation was from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Monday at the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring. The Cold Spring Maennerchor sang at 7:00 p.m. Parish Prayers were at 7:30 p.m. followed by a rosary with Catholic Order of Foresters, Catholic United Financial and Knights of Columbus. Visitation continued from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Tuesday morning in the narthex of St. Boniface Catholic Church.

John was born in Cold Spring, MN to Alphonse and Lidwina (Thelen) Fuchs. He married Joan Stock on June 23, 1949 in St. Joseph Catholic Church in St. Joseph. He worked for the Cold Spring Granite Co. for 4 years until his father passed away. Following his father’s death, John moved to the century farm until he retired. He enjoyed singing, playing cards, fishing at Ruby Lake, hunting, bowling and making people laugh. He was a member of St. Boniface Parish, Cold Spring Coop and Cold Spring Maennerchor for 66 years.

Survivors include his wife, Joan of 62 years; children, David (Linda) of St. Cloud, Diane (Gene) Dold of Sartell, Dale (Maggie) of Milwaukee, Duane of Cold Spring, Douglas (Becky) of Cold Spring; 15 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren and sister, Sophia Chang of California.

He was preceded in death by his son, Daniel; grandchildren, Scott and Katlyn Dold; brothers and sisters, Valerian “Larry” Fuchs, Cassilda Fuchs, Dorothy Walker, Bernice Sis, Marie Fuchs and Roger Fuchs.

Memorials are preferred to St. Boniface Parish or Assumption Nursing Home.

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