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Herbert Roy Wurdeman

December 15, 1921 October 28, 2018
Herbert Roy Wurdeman
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Obituary for Herbert Roy Wurdeman

Herbert Roy Wurdeman, age 96, of Lakefield, died on Sunday, October 28, 2018, at the Sunset Hospice Cottage in Worthington, MN. He was born on December 15, 1921 in Creston, NE to parents Ernst and Anna (Kunnemann) Wurdeman. He attended school at St. John’s Lutheran Grade School and Creston High School. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Creston, NE.
Herbert was inducted into the United States Army on August 8, 1942. He served in the African, European and Pacific Theaters. He was honorably discharged on December 4, 1945.
On November 8, 1951, Herbert was united in marriage to Mary Ann Hoffman at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Creston, NE. After marriage, they lived in Omaha, NE then moved to the family farm near Creston, before returning to Omaha. They then moved to Brewster, MN where he worked for Armour & Company for many years until retirement. After retirement, they moved to Heron Lake, MN where they resided for 35 years, until Herbert moved to his son’s home by Lakefield, MN, in June of 2017.
Herbert most enjoyed spending time with his family, which included his children – Linda (Gary) Meier of Madison, WI, Bill (Susan) Wurdeman of Lakefield, MN, Ron (Lea) Wurdeman of Fernley, NV, and daughter-in-law, Joan Wurdeman of Maplewood, MN. He was blessed with nine grandchildren including Angela Azzam of Lakeville, MN, Natalie Muller of Madison, WI, Brennan Meier of Los Angeles, CA, Daniel Wurdeman of Shelby, IA, Megan Quade of Duluth, MN, Bryan Wurdeman of Lakefield, MN, Aaron Wurdeman of Cottage Grove, MN, Mark Wurdeman of Brooklyn Center, MN, and Jordan Wurdeman of Maplewood, MN. Herbert also enjoyed his ten great grandchildren.
Herbert was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann; son, Rick Wurdeman; his parents; brother, Arland Wurdeman, and sisters, Meddy Wurdeman, Pearl Fryer, and Verna Miranda.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2018, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., followed by the funeral service at 3:00 p.m., at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in rural Lakefield, MN, with Pastor Jeff Sage officiating. Herbert’s grandsons will serve as casket bearers. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Benson Funeral Home in Worthington is in charge of the arrangements.

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