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Milton Frederick Hebeisen

Funeral services celebrating the life of Milton Frederick Hebeisen, age 93, of Glencoe, and formerly of Norwood Young America, were Saturday Dec. 9 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Norwood Young America. Milton died Monday, Dec. 4, 2006 at Glencoe Regional Health Services.

He was born July 15, 1913 in Hamburg, the son of Louis and Emma (Dreier) Hebeisen. Milton was baptized July 27, 1913 at the Emanuel Lutheran Church of Hamburg by the Rev. H. J. Bouman, and confirmed by the same in April of 1927.

Milton attended the Emanuel Lutheran School and graduated from Central High School.

Immediately after graduating, he served for the Civil Conservation Corps.

Milton was united in marriage with Marie A. Stoeckmann April 20, 1940 at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg by the Rev. H. J. Bouman. The couple made their home in Hamburg for 18 years, Norwood Young America for 45 years, and since 2003, have been residents of Orchard Estates in Glencoe.

Milton worked for the Oak Grove Dairy for 32 years.

He was a past city council member and union steward. He was active at St. John’s Luheran Church of Hamburg, serving as an elder.

Milton enjoyed fishing, vegetable gardening, and playing cards. He also loved to travel, especially enjoying his trips to Europe, Hawaii, Alaska, and nearly every other state in the union.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Bruce Hebeisen; brothers Ruben Hebeisen and Curtis Hebeisen; sisters Lucille Witthus and Emily Hebeisen; sister-in-law Laura Engelke; and brother-in-law Ernie Stoeckmann.

Milton is survived by his wife, Marie Hebeisen of Glencoe; a daughter, Gail Ditsch (husband Jim) of Delano; daughter-in-law Garen Hebeisen of Hackensack; grandchildren Todd Hebeisen of Shakopee, Brian Hebeisen (wife Nicolle) of Dundas, Joseph Ditsch (wife Marcia) of Hopkins, Peter Ditsch (wife Chonda) of Shakopee, Thomas Ditsch of Shakopee, and Emily Ditsch of Delano; and great-grandchild Hunter Bruce Hebeisen.

He is further survived by sisters Viola Gould (husband Eddie) of Glencoe, and Helen Mueller of Belle Plaine; and sisters-in-law Hulda Kohls of Glencoe, Adela Lucht of Glencoe, Erna Panning of Hamburg, Martha Stoeckmann of Glencoe, and Janice Hebeisen of Fridley; as well as other relatives and many friends.

The Rev. David Winter officiated at the 2 p.m. funeral service. The organist was Art Fuchs. The soloist, Lawrence Biermann, sang, “The King Is Coming.” Congregational hymns were “My Course Is Run, Praise God,” “What God Ordains Is Always Good,” and “Just As I Am.” Interment was in the church cemetery.

Serving as casket bearers were Todd Hebeisen, Brian Hebeisen, Joseph Ditsch, Peter Ditsch, Thomas Ditsch, and Emily Ditsch.

Arrangements were with the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel in Norwood Young America.

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