Edmund “Ed” Massmann, 87

Edmund “Ed” Massmann, age 87


May 3, 1924 – January 1, 2012

Edmund A. Massmann, beloved husband and cherished father, passed from this world on New Years Day.  Despite suffering from cancer for the past 8 years, Ed remained a steady presence in his family home, up to the end showing the warmth and humor that characterized his life.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 5, 2012 at Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church in Rockville, MN.  Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Wednesday and from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. Thursday morning at Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring.  Parish prayers will be at 7:00 p.m. followed by a rosary with the Knights of Columbus.

Ed was born on May 3, 1924, in New Munich, Minnesota, to Henry Massmann and Mary (Eickhoff) Massmann, the third of eleven brothers and sisters.  He married Bernadine (Haider) on November 19, 1966, at St Margaret’s Church, in Lake Henry, Minnesota.

Ed was a dedicated and hard-working farmer his entire life, growing various crops over the years, as well as raising dairy cows on their farm in Rockville.  He was a proud member of Knights of Columbus and the Legion of Mary Auxiliary, as well as a parishioner at Mary of the Immaculate Conception, in Rockville.

He is survived by his wife Bernadine, his four children, Henry (Kathryn) Massmann, Ronald (Kathleen) Massmann, Mark (Mary) Massmann, and Julie (Scott) Reberg.  In addition, Ed was blessed with twelve grandchildren.  Three of them, Abraham, Bridget, and Jacob, greeted him when he left this world.  He leaves behind Amber, Katlyn, Edmund, Tiffany, Lawrence, Patrick, Alexandra, Samuel, and Kathrine.  He is also survived by four brothers and two sisters, as well as an abundant number of nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Ed lived a full and rich life of 87 years, committed to God, family, and country, and will be remembered by his bride and his children as a loving husband and father.  He was, like so many of his generation, a hard-working and dedicated godly man, who went about his responsibilities, caring for and supporting his family, raising them deeply in the Roman Catholic faith and loving them until his final day.

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