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Elmer V. Sash, 86

Elmer V. Sash, 86 years, 10 months and 14 days, of Brownsdale, Minn., died Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, at Pipestone Hospice, Pipestone, Minn.

Elmer Sash

Elmer was born on March 28, 1925, at Brownsdale to Arther and Wilhelmina (Reifschneider) Sash. He was baptized by Pastor Roy Boldt at the 1st Baptist Church in Brownsdale on Sept. 1, 1940. He married Beverly Eckadol in 1944, and to this union two sons, Victor and David, were born. Elmer married Josephine Carpenter on March 29, 1952, in Buffalo, Minn., and to this union two daughters, Cindy and Bette, were born. After 48 years of marriage, Jo died on May 13, 2000.

Elmer farmed his entire life and was admired for his hard work and all he accomplished without a formal education. He enjoyed visiting with his friends at coffee shops. But his passion for farming never ended, and only his failing health forced him into retirement.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Josephine; brothers, Ray Sash and Marion “Sonny” Sash; sisters, Inez Heikes, Freda Heikes, Faye Heikes and Florence Browning.

Elmer is survived by his children: Victor(June) Sash, Rochester, Minn., David Sash, Minneapolis, Cindy Sash, Pipestone and Bette (Baylen) Kreiter, Spokane, Wash.; grandchildren: David Sash, Jr., Eric Sash, Janae Kreiter, Breanna Kreiter, Jim Sash, Maranda Sash Bieber, and Amanda Sash Lausch; great-grandchildren: Becca Sash, Nathaniel Sash, Madeline Sash, Ashlynn Sash, Alexander Sash, William Sash, Elleanna Lausch and Ariella Lausch; sister: Blanche Travestad, Sun City, Ariz.; nieces and nephews.

Honorary casket bearers will be Jim Hartson, Randy Hartson, Steven Howard and Jim Wagner.

Casket bearers will be David Sash Jr., Jim Sash, Nathaniel Sash, David Crabtree, Russell Crabtree, and Mark Mandler.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary on Sunday, Feb. 12, with Pastor David Grams officiating. Interment will be at the Waltham Cemetery. A reception with a meal will be at the Hormel Historic Home following the interment service at the cemetery. Visitation will be held at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday and also on Sunday for one hour before the service.

Memorials may be designated to Pipestone Hospice Home, 309 10th Street, Pipestone, MN 56164.