Herbert Getschmann, 79Herbert Otto Getschmann, 79, of Lake City, passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2009, at his home. Herbert was born Jan. 26, 1930, in Wabasha to Otto and Mary (Kalaski) Getschmann.
Herbert Otto Getschmann, 79, of Lake City, passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2009, at his home. Herbert was born Jan. 26, 1930, in Wabasha to Otto and Mary (Kalaski) Getschmann.
He grew up in Wabasha and joined the Army in 1950, he served in the Korean War, during of which he served two tours of duty. He was discharged in 1951. He married Vernis DeFrang on Feb. 11, 1950, in Wabasha. They lived in Wabasha until 1958 when they moved to their farm in Mount Pleasant Township. Herbert worked for the railroad with his father for a short time; he then worked construction throughout the Midwest for Local 512 Iron Workers Union for 35 years. He then farmed full time with his family. Vernis passed away Jan. 13, 1995. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lake City, VFW Post 8729, and American Legion Post 110.
Survived by three daughters, Karen (Rick) Thorie of Oak Center, Kathy (Raymond) Lafferty of Lake City, Barb Getschmann of Lake City; two sons, Charles and Randy of Lake City; 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two sisters Eva Newman of Dassel, Minn., Yvonne Blim of Wabasha, brother, Otto Getschmann of Wabasha; special friend Ramona DeFrang.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Vernis; son Gary; brothers Robert and two infant brothers; two sisters, Mary Petroff and Esther Getschmann.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lake City at 11 a.m. with Father Richard Dernek officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Lake City. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Mahn Family Funeral Home Anderson-Peterson Chapel Lake City, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Friends may also call one hour before the service at the church. Military Honors will be performed by Lake City VFW Post 8729 and American Legion Post 110.