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Ernest Clifford Stude

August 13, 1921 October 13, 2015
Ernest Clifford Stude
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Obituary for Ernest Clifford Stude

Worthington, MN


      Ernest Clifford Stude, age 94, passed away on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, at The Meadows in Worthington, MN. He was born on August 13, 1921, in Brewster, MN, the son of Henry and Amelia (Baumgard) Stude. Ernest joined the Army in 1944 and was with the 42nd Rainbow Division as a Corporal, was a POW and received a Purple Heart award during WWII. After the war, he returned to farm southeast of Brewster. On September 1, 1948, Ernest married Evelyn Marie Burket and they were blessed with three children, Craig, Sharon, and Wesley. Ernest was a member of the Church of Christ and in 1962 became a member of the First Baptist Church where he served as Sunday School Superintendent and church board member. Currently he attended the Worthington Christian Church.

      Ernest enjoyed being with his family and instilled in them a love of the Lord and a good work ethic. He loved his wife’s great cooking, visiting with friends around a cup of coffee, listening to his old vinyl records of country western and gospel music. He also enjoyed delivering church bulletins and visiting the shut-ins on Sunday afternoons. After moving to The Meadows in April of 2014, he dearly enjoyed visiting with the staff and residents and also could spend hours feeding the birds and animals on his patio.

      Ernest is survived by his three children, Craig (Janice) Stude, Brewster; Sharon (Brad) Olbert, Gilbert, AZ; Wesley (Rebecca) Stude, Colorado Springs, CO; ten grandchildren, Scott, Kevin, Curt and Keith Stude; Sarah, Nathan and Jonathan Olbert; Jennifer, Jeffrey and Jared Stude; and nine great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Evelyn; brothers, Paul, Walter, Hie, Clarence; sisters Clara and Ida.

      Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2015, at 2:30 p.m., at the Worthington Christian Church, 1501 N. Douglas, Worthington, MN, with Dan Beerman and Doug White officiating. Burial will be in the Hersey Cemetery near Brewster, MN following the service.

      Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2015, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the Worthington Christian Church in Worthington, MN.

      Benson Funeral Home in Worthington is in charge of the arrangements.

      Memorials are preferred to Compassionate Care Hospice.

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