Edwin H. Eibensteiner, 87

Edwin H. Eibensteiner, age 87 of Elrosa, died Friday, April 13, 2012 at Community Memorial Home in Osakis, Minnesota.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 16 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Elrosa with Rev. Jeff Ethen officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday and from 8 to 10 a.m. Monday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre. Catholic Aid will pray at 6:30 p.m. followed by parish prayers at 8 p.m. Sunday evening.

Edwin Henry Eibensteiner was born July 23, 1924 in Getty Township, Stearns County, Minnesota to Henry and Amalia (Mareck) Eibensteiner. Edwin attended school through the sixth grade, and then he went to work on the family farm. He also worked at the Greenwald Locker, where he lasted one day. It didn’t take him long to realize that he preferred working with live animals. After he passed out at the locker, he decided to return to the family farm where he worked until retiring in 2000, after suffering from a stroke. Edwin had a love for horses and spent his younger years training them. He enjoyed his bachelor days, spending time with his friend, George. They were known as the “Wall Street” boys. Edwin loved to play cards, pull tabs, bowl, and spending time with his family and friends.

Edwin was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Elrosa and the Catholic Aid Association.

Edwin is survived by his sister, Amalia “Molly” Boeckers of Sauk Centre; brother, Frank (Marcella) Eibensteiner of Elrosa; nieces and nephews, Willie (Janet) Boeckers of Elrosa, Mary Ann Boeckers of Sauk Centre, Darlene (Wayne) Hallermann of Sauk Centre, Mary (Rob) Gruber of Sauk Centre, Theresa (Neal) Zenzen of Elrosa, Joan Eibensteiner of Elrosa, David Eibensteiner of Elrosa, and Judy Eibensteiner of Elrosa; and 14 great-nieces and great-nephews.

Edwin was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Amalia Eibensteiner; brothers, Carl, Ben, Henry, and infant brother Frank Eibensteiner; infant sister, Anna Eibensteiner; brother-in-law, Leander Boeckers; nephew Eugene Boeckers; and great-nephew, Michael Boeckers.

Serving as casket bearers will be Joe Eibensteiner, Tom Loxtercamp, Mel Loxtercamp, Duane Leukam, Vince Hinnenkamp, David Eibensteiner, Brock Zenzen, and Rob Gruber. Cross bearer will be Willie Boeckers and scripture bearer will be Audrey Zenzen. Serving as gift bearers will be Maria Wolbeck, Janell Boeckers, Emily Heying, and Tony Hallermann.

Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services, Sauk Centre.