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Stanley F. Wabbe

Stanley F. Wabbe, age 86, of Mayer, died Wednesday, May 28, 2003, at the Elim Home in Watertown.

Stanley was born May 6, 1917, at New Germany, the son of Lewis and Emma (nee Anderson) Wabbe.

Stanley married Irene H. Miller at Evangelical United Church in Lester Prairie. They were married for 62 years and he joked "it's been a long sentence but I would do it all over again."

His grandchildren were the joy of his life. Stan was active in farming his entire lifetime. He enjoyed to visit over coffee and breakfast gatherings.

Stanley was preceded in death by his parents Lewis and Emma Wabbe, and brother Victor Wabbe.

He is survived by his loving wife Irene, sons and daughters-in-law Dennis and Sandra Wabbe of Watertown, Philip and Marsha Wabbe of Orlando, Fla., Mark and Carmen Wabbe of Apopka, Fla., James and Jody Wabbe of New Germany, and Steven Wabbe of Mayer.

He is further survived by grandchildren Timothy and Robin Wabbe, Tamara and Kenneth Grotbo, Andrew and Debbra Wabbe, Michael Wabbe, Kendra and Dan Pavlik, Tara Wabbe, Kevin Wabbe, David, Emma, and Hanna Wabbe; and great-grandchildren Jacob, Adam, Lydia, Amanda, Olivia, and Cale.

He is also survived by sister Deborah Quinn of Watertown, sister-in-law Doreline Wabbe of Waconia, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Funeral services took place Saturday, May 31, 2003, at 11 a.m. at the Evangelical Free Church in Watertown, with Rev. Gerald Grant, Rev. Frank Sanders, and Rev. Paul King officiating.

Interment was at Mayer United Cemetery in Mayer.

Casketbearers were Dennis Wabbe, Philip Wabbe, Mark Wabbe, James Wabbe, Steven Wabbe, and Joel Vinkemeier.

Arrangements were made by Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia.

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