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Edward Woelfel March 27, 1945 - April 25, 2013

Edward Woelfel March 27, 1945 - April 25, 2013

BIRD ISLAND - Edward Woelfel, age 68, of Bird Island died Thursday, April 25, 2013 at St. Mary's Care Center in Winsted, MN. Services are Wednesday 10:00 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Bird Island. Pastor Greg Hall will officiate. Visitation is Tuesday at the church from 5-8 p.m. and continues there for one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Arrangements are with Dirks-Blem Funeral Service of Bird Island.

Edward Eugene Woelfel was born March 27, 1945 at Bird Island, MN to Edward and Viola (Kramer) Woelfel. He grew up on the family farm and graduated from St. Mary's High School at Bird Island. Ed worked doing construction in Minneapolis for several years. It was there that he met Karen Engstrom whom he married on December 6, 1969. Ed did custom farming for several years and then started farming his and his family's farm at Bird Island. Ed also attended Vo-Tech to receive his Boiler Operators License and with it he worked at the Olivia Canning Co. Later, Ed worked at the beet piling site at Bird Island. Ed was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Bird Island and a past Council member. Ed really enjoyed doing wood carving, playing cards, tinkering with various things out in the shed, and playing with his grandchildren.

Ed is survived by his three children: Don (and Edwina) Woelfel of Fountain, CO, Sandi Woelfel of Olivia, and Christina (and Mathew) Schultz of Rockford; his six grandchildren: Cody, Joshua, and Hannah Woelfel, Jordan and Andrew Woelfel, and Mikenna Schultz; his siblings: Maurice (and Eileen) Woelfel, Vernon (and JoAnne) Woelfel, Lawrence (and Eleanor) Woelfel, LeRoy Woelfel, Cyril (and Connie) Woelfel, Clayton Woelfel, Phyllis (and Tom) Clardy, Terance (and Marlys) Woelfel, Mike (and Rosemary) Woelfel, and Joyce Tatge. Ed was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Karen Woelfel, and his siblings: Mildred Folsom, Martha Waters, Katherine Johnson, Nicholas Woelfel and Theodore Woelfel,

Dirks-Blem Funeral Service, Bird Island, MN

(320) 523-1102