Ervin B. Wiechmann, 90

Ervin WiechmannErvin B. Wiechmann, age 90 of Melrose, died Monday, October 1, 2012 at the Melrose Area Hospital in Melrose, Minnesota.

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, October 5 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose with Rev. Marvin Enneking officiating and Rev. Vincent Lieser and Rev. Ken Thielman concelebrating. Inurnment will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose and from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the church.  Sts. Bernard & Elizabeth Council will pray at 5 p.m. followed by parish prayers at 7 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home.

Ervin Bernard Wiechmann was born August 25, 1922 in Millwood Township, Stearns County, Minnesota to William and Rose (Austing) Wiechmann.  He was united in marriage to Viola Korf on April 27, 1948 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Meire Grove. Ervin farmed his entire life, farming east of Melrose until his retirement in 1986.  He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose and the Sts. Bernard & Elizabeth Council.  Ervin enjoyed fishing, playing cards, and dancing.

Survivors include his wife, Viola Wiechmann of Melrose; children, Marilyn (Paul) Schanhaar of Deer River, Eugene (Karen) Wiechmann of Freeport, Donald (Tammy) Wiechmann of Melrose, Allan (Lisa) Wiechmann of Melrose, Joseph (Sharon) Wiechmann of Melrose, Richard (Shelly) Wiechmann of Melrose, Lynn (Randy) Gieske of Sauk Centre, and Jerry Wiechmann of New Munich; 18 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and three step-grandchildren; brother and sisters, Lorraine (Al) Schaefer of New Munich, Carol Pohlmann of Melrose, Claris (Julius) Massmann of Osakis, Lawrence (Mae) Wiechmann of Melrose, and Margie (Vernon) Stroeing of Freeport; and son-in-law, Bob Doll of Florida.

Ervin was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Lois Doll in 1999; and sister, Florentine Korf.

Serving as urn bearer will be Marilyn Schanhaar.  Cross bearer will be Chris Wiechmann and scripture bearer will be Beth Gieske.  Honorary bearers will be Tony Niehaus, Donnie Van Drehle, Elmer Kettler and Sts. Bernard & Elizabeth Council.  Readers will be Shannah Field and April Prchal.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

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