Herbert C. Wallner, 96

Published 10:31 am Thursday, February 17, 2011

Herbert C. Wallner, 96, died Monday, Feb. 14, of natural causes at Grand Meadow Healthcare Center in Grand Meadow, where he had resided since 2008.

Herbert Wallner

Herbert Christian Wallner was born Jan. 30, 1915, in Pleasant Valley Township, Mower County to Edward and Martha (Schultz) Wallner. He grew up on the family farm and attended rural schools. On Feb. 9, 1941, he married Irene M.C. Hovda at Bear Creek Lutheran Church in rural Grand Meadow. The couple moved to a farm in High Forest Township where they farmed and raised their family and lived all their married lives. Mrs. Wallner died on Jan. 4, 2003, and Mr. Wallner moved to Root River Estates in Stewartville in 2005. He was a past member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Pleasant Valley. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, cooking and baking cookies for those who came to visit. He especially enjoyed time spent with family, following his grandchildren’s activities and watching his great-grandchildren grow.

Survivors include a daughter and two sons: Helen (Daniel J.) Nicholson of Hudson, Wis., Melvyn of Brooklyn Park, and Dale (Linda) of Hastings; five grandchildren, Jim Wallner, Anne (Russell) Vossbrink, Gregg (Kelly) Wallner, Tracy (Andy) Henderson, Daniel H. Nicholson; four great-grandchildren and two step great-grandchildren; two sisters, Yolanda Ulibarri of Phoenix and Renata Comstock of Spring Valley.

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He was preceded in death by his a wife, Irene; parents; sister and brother.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 18, at Zion Lutheran Church in Stewartville with The Reverand Byron Meline officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Stewartville.

Friends may call fom 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 17, at Griffin Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville and one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday morning.

Arrangements are pending with Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville.