Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 24, 1998 for Elmer A. Latzig, age 76 of New Germany, Minn. He died Sunday, June 21 at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.
He was born May 5, 1922 at Camden Township, Carver County, Minn., the son of Paul A. and Margaret (Koehler) Latzig. He was baptized at St. Mark Lutheran Church, New Germany by the Rev. Theodore Rolf and confirmed April 5, 1936 by the same.
On June 22, 1945 he married Leona O. Lueck at Zion Lutheran Church, Mayer.
Elmer loved to go fishing and was custodian of St. Mark Lutheran Cemetery for many years. He especially loved his grandchildren, great grandchildren, and family.
He is survived by his wife, Leona, children and spouses: Janice Leistiko of Watertown, DuWayne and Sherry Latzig of Winsted, Joanne and Gene Sauter of Norwood Young America, Kevin Latzig of New Germany, Joyce and Steve Kuntz of St. Bonifacius; grandchildren: Anthony and Cheryl Buesgens, Mylo Leistiko, Mel and Betty Sprengeler, Kathy Latzig, and Maria Kuntz.
He is further survived by great grandchildren: Ryan, Reece, Calvin, and Nolan Buesgens; Timothy Leistiko, Cody Marshall; sisters and brothers-in-law: Martha and Hilbert Ziermann of Mayer, Hildegard Schwartz of Mayer, Marcella and Orlando Gebhardt of Howard Lake; brothers and sisters-in-law: Roy and Ellen Latzig of Norwood Young America, Harold and Marie Latzig of Lester Prairie, Martin and Ruth Ann Latzig of Howard Lake, Roland and Carol Latzig of Norwood Young America and Lowell and Darlene Latzig of New Germany; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Wanda Tesch of Watertown, Wilmar Pawelk of Winsted, Grace Lueck of Winsted and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Paul and Margaret Latzig; step mother Selma Latzig, and brother-in-law Leland Schwartz.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. from St. Mark's Lutheran Church with the Rev. Jack E. Dahl officiating. Interment was at St. Mark Lutheran Cemetery with casketbearers Mylo Leistiko, Gerald Roepke, Richard Trittabaugh, Darrell Roepke, Earlan Kohls, and Douglas Ziermann.