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Obituaries from the week of July 9, 2003

Evelyn Binnebose, 83

Funeral services were held for Evelyn Binnebose on Saturday, July 5, 2003 at St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Marshall.

Evelyn Marie Binnebose was born to Edward and Elsie (Rankin) Loke on May 15, 1920 in Clifton Township, Lyon County, MN. She was baptized, received First Communion and confirmed in the Catholic faith. She attended rural school near Amiret and help with the chores on the farm.

On September 23, 1947, Evelyn was united marriage to Julius Carl Ray Binnebose at the Holy Redeemer Church in Marshall. Evelyn worked at Carrows Cleaners for many years. Julius passed away March 27, 1996. Evelyn was a member of the Lynd Jolly Dozen Club, the Lynd Widows Club and the Birthday Club.

Evelyn passed away at the Sioux Valley Hospital on Tuesday, July 1, 2003. She had reached the age of 83 years, 1 month and 17 days.

She is survived by her five children, Larry (and Jan) Binnebose of Wood Lake, Linda (and Chuck) Madden of Marshall, Loren (and Gloria) Binnebose of Colorado Springs, CO, Lowell (and Birgit) Binnebose of Colorado Springs, CO, and Lana (and Chris) Hoss of Marshall; 11 grandchildren: 14 great grandchildren; 3 sisters, Irene Vercruysse of Lynd, Maxine (and Paul) Inden of Marshall, and Darlene Wilson of Marshall; 2 brother-in-laws, Buck Fischer of Lynd and Neil Binnebose of Mason City, IA; a sister-in-law, Violet Binnebose of Minneota; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Julius; and a sister, Teresa Fischer.

Burial was in the Lynd City Cemetery with the Hamilton-Birk Funeral Home of Marshall handling arrangements.

Charles Weisbrich, 87

Funeral services were held today, Wednesday, July 9, 2003 for Charles Weisbrich at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Tracy, MN. Fr. Brian Mandel officiated. Organist was Shannon Benson with John Schleppenbach as cantor and Robyn Weisbrich as soloist. Reader was Chaplin Gary Weisbrich.

Casket bearers were John Weisbrich, Gary Weisbrich Jr., Jenny Farrell, David Weisbrich, Joe Weisbrich, Patrick Weisbrich, Renee Cyr, Kevin Cyr, Marty Nelson, Michael Nelson, Jeff Nelson, Jocelyn Weisbrich, Greg Amundson, Marissa Amundson, Chelsea Pack and Taylor Pack.

Charles Joseph Weisbrich was born March 28, 1916 to Joseph and Emma (Donnay) Weisbrich in Norwood, MN, Carver County. He was Baptized in Norwood and Confirmed at St. Rose Catholic Church in Freeport, MN. Charles attended Freeport Public Schools and worked on the family farm near Freeport as a young man.

In the late 1930's Charles moved to Minneapolis and began working in the meat processing business and he owned and operated several hamburger shops during this time. In 1944 he joined the U.S. Navy and served in the Aleutian Islands during W.W.II. He was Honorably Discharged in 1945 as a Third Class Petty Officer and returned to his family in Minneapolis.

On August 26, 1940 Charles married Anita H. Rolling in Minneapolis. They made their home there until the late 1940's when they moved to Balaton, MN and then into Tracy, MN in 1954. Over the years Charles worked as a meat cutter and butcher in these communities, as well as, owned and operated several meat lockers in other communities such as Montevideo, Maple Lake and Buffalo Lake. He was awarded 1st Place Ham and Bacon Award at the National Meat and Locker Convention in 1958 and 1959. In 1968 Charles moved back to Tracy and worked in Ken's Super Valu for many years. Although he officially retired in 1978, Charles continued to work until he was 83 years old, filling in at Ken's and Food Pride in Tracy. Chuck, as he was called, was well known and respected for his award winning hams, bacons and sausages.

Charles and his wife wintered in Apache Junction, AZ for 17 years and he was very active in the communities he was a part of over the years. He was a past member of the school board in Balaton, a past member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church Council, finance board at St. Mary's, member of the Knights of Columbus, Holy Name Society, Tracy VFW and Tracy American Legion. Charles enjoyed fishing, traveling and hunting.

On Wednesday, July 2, 2003 Charles entered the Sioux Valley Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD where he died Monday morning at the age of 87.

Charles is survived by his wife, Anita; two sons, Gary (Kay) of Lamberton, MN and Terry (Shay) of Half Moon Bay, CA; four daughters, Janet Cyr of Hastings, MN, Mary Nelson of New Ulm, MN, Patty (Gary) Amundson of Pequot Lakes, CA and Debi (Todd) Pack of Marshall, MN; sixteen grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Violet Bohn of Minneapolis, MN; nieces, nephews and cousins.

His parents, one son, John, one brother, Earl and one sister, Dorothy Hadersbeck preceded him in death.

Interment was at Calvary Cemetery, Tracy, MN with the Almlie Funeral Home of Tracy handling arrangements.

Clarence Zupfer, 78

Pearl Zupfer, 67

Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, July 7, 2003 for Clarence Zupfer and Pearl Zupfer, husband and wife, at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm, MN. The couple died Wednesday, July 2, 2003 at the St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester of natural causes.

Clarence was born March 16, 1925 in Milroy to Nick and Julia (Bolger) Zupfer. Pearl was born December 17, 1935 in Cottonwood to Chancey and Nora (Pettijohn) Smith. Clarence served in the United State Navy during W.W.II. They were married on June 30, 1962 in Milroy. After their marriage they farmed in rural Milroy. They moved to New Ulm in 1968 where Clarence worked for Kraft Foods until he retired. Pearl worked at various restaurants in the New Ulm area. They were members of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm and Clarence was also a member of the Seifert-Bianchi American Legion Post #132 in New Ulm.

They are survived by their daughters and sons-in-law, Pam and Randy Mack and Julie and Brian Pfarr, all of New Ulm; sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Karen Zupfer of Council Bluffs, IA, Dave and Teresa Zupfer of Lewisville, Mike Zupfer of New Ulm, John Zupfer of Mankato, Joe and Patricia Zupfer of New Ulm and Rob and Jill Zupfer of New Ulm; 19 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren;

Clarence is survived by three brothers. Pearl is survived by three sisters and two brothers.

They were both preceded in death by a son, Ricky Zupfer on January 25, 1981. Clarence was preceded in death by two brothers. Pearl was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.

Burial was in the New Ulm City Cemetery with Minnesota Valley Funeral Home of New Ulm handling arrangements.