Eberhard W. Schlueter

Funeral services were Monday, May 8, 2000, for Eberhard W. Schlueter, age 93, of Waconia. Eberhard died Friday, May 5, 2000, at Ridgeview Medical Center, Waconia.

He was born Jan. 1, 1907, in Hancock Township, Carver County, Minn., the son of Henry and Antonia (Briesemeister) Schlueter. He was baptized Jan. 13, 1907, at Zion Lutheran Church, Benton Township, by the Rev. R. Kaiser; and confirmed at the same March 20, 1921, by the Rev. Herman Amend.

On June 8, 1932, Eberhard was married to Loverna S. Lempher at First Lutheran Church, Glencoe, by the Rev. E. Kolbe.

Eberhard and Loverna farmed in rural Arlington for a couple of years after their marriage. He then hauled livestock and milk in Arlington for several years.

Later, he farmed at his home place in Hancock Township, after which he purchased his uncle Gottfried Schlueter's farm, farming in the Arlington area from 1943 to 1965. He then moved to Waconia.

Eberhard was well known for his woodworking skills, including making more than 100 cedar chests over a period of many years in the community.

He is survived by his wife Loverna; grandchildren: Trule and Clayton Mackenthun of Hamburg, Mark Schlueter and fiancee, Renee Smith, of Cologne, Darren and Julie Schlueter of Shakopee, and Layton and Michelle Schlueter of Mayer; great-grandchildren, Jason, Jered and Nicholas Mackenthun; Amanda and Mackenzie Schlueter, Samantha Schlueter, and Madison Schlueter; sister-in-law, Vidella Matthews of Glencoe; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Eberhard was preceded in death by his sons, Willard Schlueter and Burnell Schlueter; daughter-in-law, Delores (Behnke) Schlueter; parents, Henry and Antonia Schlueter; sister, Agnes Schlueter; brothers, Bernhard, Henry, Richard, Reinhard, Hartwig, and Leonhard Schlueter.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Benton Township, Cologne, with the Rev. Eric L. Zacharias officiating. Interment was at Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Benton Township, Cologne.

Eberhard's grandchildren were the casketbearers.

Arrangements were by Johnson Funeral Home, Waconia.

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