Michael John Stellmach 1903-1985
STELLMACH, BEESAW, WVAWRUCK, LICH, BECKER
Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 9/4/2013 at 00:56:39
Michael J. Stellmach, 81
Funeral services for eighty-one-year-old Michael John Stellmach of rural Milford were held Tuesday, Sept. 17, 1985, at 1:30 p.m. in the chapel of the Leyson Funeral Home in Milford. The Rev. Root officiated the service.
Organist Gerry Sternberg accompanied vocalist Larry McVicker as he sang “Lord, I’m Coming Home” and “In the Garden.”
Pallbearers were David Lambert, Tim Derner, Dick Olson, Charles Carter, Gordon Lockey and Allen Glover.
Michael John Stellmach was born to John Stellmach and Johanna Wvawruck at Rice Lake, Mn., on Sept. 25, 1903.
On Oct. 15, 1927, he was united in marriage to Lena Josephine Beesaw at Emmetsburg and to this union eight children were born.
Mike grew up in northern Minnesota. He was employed as a lumberjack and a fur trapper. In 1925, he moved to Osgood and farmed there, at Halfa and Terril. He moved to Milford in 1955 and has resided there ever since.
Mike was an avid fisherman. He taught family, friends and passersby the fine art of fishing. Mike loved to garden and had many beautiful beds of flowers, fruits and vegetables. He shared these with family and neighbors.
Mike enjoyed playing card and had standing cribbage games with several friends.
Mike passed away on Sept. 14, 1985, at the railroad tressel bridge in Okoboji. He had been fishing and was leaving to go home.
Left to cherish his memory are his children, Mr. and Mrs. Chester (Thelma) Lich of Willits, Ca., Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Stellmach of Milford, Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Stellmach of Sioux Falls, Mr. and Mrs. James Stellmach of Omaha, Ne., Mr. and Mrs. Jerry (Gloria) Becker of Eagle Grove and Mr. and Mrs. Gary Stellmach of LeMars.
Seventeen grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren also remain.
Mike was preceded in death by his wife, Lena, two infant daughters, his parents, 15 brothers and sisters and a granddaughter.
Interment was in the High Lake Cemetery at Wallingford. The Leyson Funeral Home of Milford was in charge of arrangements. (Milford Mail - Terril Record, Milford, IA, September 19, 1985)
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