Harlan L. Wegscheid, age 88, of rural Lester Prairie passed away Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, at Centra Care Hospital in Monticello.
A private Mass of Christian burial will take place Saturday, Dec. 5 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. Interment with military rites will follow at Holy Trinity Cemetery.
A celebration of life will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to “Feed the Kids,” Habitat for Humanity, Birth Rite, Holy Trinity Church, Holy Trinity School, Alzheimer’s Association, or EWTN.
The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to www.chilsonfuneralhome.com.
Harlan was born Oct. 6, 1932, in Waverly, the son of Edmund and Anna (Vorderbruggen) Wegscheid. He graduated from Nazareth Hall in St. Paul in 1950.
Harlan honorably served his country in The United States Army.
Farming was his passion!
He is survived by his wife: Joann (Kuntz) Wegscheid; sons: Daniel (Cindy) Wegscheid of St. Peter, and Thomas Wegscheid of Blaine; grandchildren: Amy (Vince) Gundlach of Baxter, Rebecca Wegscheid of St. Paul, Emily (Nick) Nalbach of Charleston, WV; great-grandchildren: Britta, Soren, and Anja Gundlach; siblings: Cordelia Lewandoski of Litchfield, Virgil (Virginia) Wegscheid of Hutchinson, Ed (Betty) Wegscheid of Coal Valley, IL, Marcel (Ella) Wegscheid of Kress, TX, Sharon Dominik (Dennis Williams) of Lawrence, KS and Darril (Mary) Wegscheid of St. Paul; in-laws: Patsy Wegscheid, Vicki Burke, Tom Willard, Don Kuntz, Marilyn Klose, Geri (John) Peterson, William (Joan) Otto, Marilyn (Stan) Kummer, Gerald (Carole) Otto, Paul (Theresa) Otto, and Francis Otto; an aunt: Mae Vorderbruggen of Watertown; other relatives, and friends.
Preceded in death by wife: Rosemary (Otto) Wegscheid, his parents: Edmund and Anna Wegscheid, parents-in-law: Joseph and Ann Kuntz, and George and Katherine Otto, a brother: Stanley Wegscheid, a sister: Kaleene Willard, brothers-in-law: Ernie Lewandoski, Robert Kuntz, Lowell Klose, George LaPenotiere, and Jarvey Beck; and sisters-in-law: Gloria Kuntz, Mae Kuntz, Jane Kuntz, and Barb Otto.