Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 20, 2014 at St. Martin Catholic Church in St. Martin, MN for Arnold Arnie Wehseler, age 84, who died Sunday at the Paynesville Hospital. Burial will be in the Parish Cemetery.
Relatives and friends may call from 4:00 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at the St Martin Parish Hall in St. Martin. Parish prayers will be at 7:00 p.m. followed by a rosary with Albany Knights of Columbus and St. Joseph Society. Visitation will continue from 9:00 10:30 a.m. Thursday morning at the St. Martin Parish Hall. Arrangements with Wenner Funeral Home, Richmond, MN.
Arnie was born in Albany, Minnesota to John and Elizabeth (Doll) Wehseler. He married Madalyn Thelen on December 29, 1962 in St. Martin Catholic Church in St. Martin. Arnie was a contractor and driver for the U.S. Postal Service from 1972 until present. He was an ambitious man constantly tinkering with something; lawnmowers, tillers, watches, coffee pots, vacuum cleaners and all sorts of things. Arnie loved family gatherings, playing solo and was an avid Stearns County League Baseball Fan, especially the Farming Flames. Arnie raised and sold thousands of pumpkins every year with his grandchildren and he raised and processed his own chicken, beef, pork and horseradish.
Survivors include his wife, Madalyn; children, Mary Beth (Randy) Orbeck, Christopher (Cheryl) Wehseler; grandchildren, Adam, Aaron, Grace, Ben, Maria, John, Clarence, Mark, Clara; siblings, Marion Thelen, Virginia Salzl and Robert (Mary) Wehseler.
He was preceded in death by his parents.