Anthony A. “Tony” Imdieke, 91

Anthony ImdiekeAnthony A. “Tony” Imdieke, age 91 of Meire Grove, died peacefully on Monday, July 9, 2012 at the Pine Haven Care Center in Melrose, Minnesota.

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 13 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Meire Grove with Rev. Oman Guanchez officiating and Rev. Ken Thielman concelebrating. Inurnment will be in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 8 to 10 a.m. Friday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose. Parish prayers will be at 5 p.m. followed by the St. Joseph’s Men’s Society, Holy Rosary Society, and Melrose Knights of Columbus at 6 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home.

Anthony Albert Imdieke was born March 20, 1921 in Grove Township, Stearns County, Minnesota to Henry and Barbara (Van Beck) Imdieke. He attended the University of Minnesota Agricultural School in St. Paul. He was the 2nd generation farmer on the family farm in Grove Township.  On May 21, 1946 he married Lorraine Worms at St. John’s Catholic Church in Meire Grove. He was a lifelong resident of Meire Grove where he founded Imdieke Construction in 1968 and was manager of Grove Mutual Insurance; retiring in 1990. Tony loved to hunt, fish, golf and spend winters in Arizona.

He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Meire Grove where he served as trustee, Catholic United Financial, Melrose Knights of Columbus; as a 4th Degree Knight and serving as District Deputy for four Councils.

Survivors include his wife, Lorraine Imdieke of Melrose; children, Richard (Joni) Imdieke of Meire Grove and Sandy (Pat) Braegelmann of Grey Eagle; grandchildren, Shawn (Kristi) Imdieke, Kristi Imdieke, Nicole and Ashley Braegelmann;  two great-grandchildren, Aliya and Aiden Imdieke; and sisters-in-law, Pauline Imdieke of Melrose and Mayme Imdieke of Greenwald.

Tony was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Edward, Vincent, and Raymond Imdieke; and sister-in-law, Hildegard Imdieke.

Serving as urn bearer will be Shawn Imdieke. Cross bearer will be Nicole Braegelmann and scripture bearer will be Kristi Imdieke. Picture bearer will be Ashley Braegelmann. Mass servers will be Jadyn Wehlage and Jon Brang. Gift bearers will be Shawn and Kristi Imdieke. Reader will be Janice Beste and petitions will be read by Martha Meyer. Eucharistic Minister will be Rosie Athmann. Eulogy will be by Pat Braegelmann. Honorary bearers will be the Knights of Columbus and St. Joseph’s Men’s Society.

Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose.

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