The Mass of Christian Burial for Joseph “Joe” Stelflug, of Wadena, will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 9, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Wadena, with Father Aaron Kuhn as celebrant.
A public visitation with family and friends will be held at the church on Friday from 9:30 until the time of the Mass with rosary said for Joe at 9:45 am.
Joe, age 84, passed away with his wife at his side in the early hours of April 1, 2021 at Fair Oaks Lodge, Wadena, MN.
Joseph “Joe” was born to John and Leona (Wersal) Stelflug on August 17, 1936, at Brandon, MN. Joe was united in marriage with the love of his life, Lois Kathleen Kimber, on April 11, 1955, in Bertha, MN. They made their home north of Wadena where they raised their family.
Joe worked at the warehouse of Northern Coop at the age of 16 while going to high school and later drove truck after they were married. This started his truck driving career. Later he drove for Cenex and then for Mason Brothers for over 25 years. Joe enjoyed his hobby farm and going to sales.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents, John and Leona; a brother, James (Dorothy) Stelflug, Catherine Thompson, Lucille Stelfug, Bernice Stelfug, sister-in-law Harriett and in-laws Irvin and Wilma Kimber.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 66 years, Lois of Wadena; children, Joan (Donald) Koskiniemi of Blaine, Mark (Sandra) Stelflug of Rogers, Lori Stelflug of Otsego, and Joleen (Timothy) H udoba of Ramsey; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; siblings Kenneth Stelflug of Arizona and Eileen, of Minnesota; along with many nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.
Honorary pallbearers will be Stacy Kilmer, Brenda Remick, Lauren Stelflug, Corryn Stelflug, Marissa Hudoba and Sarah Tullai.
Serving as pallbearers will be David Koskiniemi, Taylor Hudoba, Connor Hudoba, Sean Kilmer, Kurt Remick and Chase Remick.
Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Wadena, MN
Arrangements with the Schuller Family Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Wadena, MN (www.SchullerFamilyFH.com)