Edward J. Stadheim, 91

Published 2:00 pm Saturday, January 18, 2014

Edward J. Stadheim, 91, of Lyle, Minn., died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, at Sacred Heart Care Center.

Edward Stadheim

Edward Stadheim

He was born May 6, 1922, in Albert Lea, Minn., to Louis and Evelyn (Hellie) Stadheim.  Edward attended country school and Albert Lea High School before attending plumbing school in Kansas City. On June 4, 1948, he married Blanche Voelker at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Owatonna. In addition to farming and raising sheep, Ed worked for Carr Plumbing for 20 years, and then as a plumber/steamfitter for Hormel Foods Corp. for 20 years. In 1984, he started his own plumbing business and continued for more than 20 years. Ed was a United States Army veteran serving in Europe in World War II and a member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Lyle, where he served on the board, as treasurer for six years, and on the building committee. He was also a member of the V.F.W. and American Legion.  Ed’s favorite pastimes were reading, playing pool, fishing, dancing, and spending time with family. He enjoyed old-time music and was an avid Twins and Vikings fan.

Survivors include his wife, Blanche Stadheim, of Lyle; his son, Darwin Stadheim, of Lyle; and his daughter, Kris Stadheim (Mark Ahle), of Rochester; seven grandchildren, Jason, Ryan, Lindsey, Joseph (Katie), Joshua, Jordan and Brandy; six great-grandchildren Erica, Kylie, Kamren, Hayden, Jayde and Jaxon; one sister, Annabelle Allen, of California; and five brothers, Stanley (Babe) Stadheim, of Albert Lea; Louis Stadheim, of Austin; Arnold Stadheim and David (Marilyn) Stadheim, both of Albert Lea; and John (Janice) Stadheim, of Lake City, Minn.; sister-in-law, Janet Stadheim, of Albert Lea; brother-in-law, Tony Kocanda, of Minneapolis; many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Evelyn Stadheim, one brother, Richard; one sister, Edna Mae Kocanda; brother-in-law, Don Allen, and sisters-in-law Evelyn Stadheim and Alberta Stadheim.

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Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Lyle with Pastor Barbara Finley-Shea officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery, Austin. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be directed to recipient of donor’s choice. Services prearranged and performed by Worlein Funeral Home, Austin. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.