James Stalboerger, 75
James “Schultz” Stalboerger, 75 of Spring Hill, Minnesota, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, surrounded by his family at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minnesota.
James Hugo Stalboerger was born on Aug. 29, 1944, in Regal, Minnesota, to Quirin and Rita (Eibensteiner) Stalboerger. He joined the U.S. Army in November 1962, serving for two years. Jim married Marilyn Stang on Sept. 17, 1966. Together they had five children. Jim worked for Kraft Foods, the Sauk Centre Fertilizer Plant, and owned his own construction company before taking over the family farm in 1980. After Marilyn passed away in 1992, Jim married Doris Plotts on Sept. 3, 1994, in Dexter, Minnesota. He sold his cows in 1998 and worked at Bayer Built until retiring in 2006.
Jim was a member of Saint Michael’s Catholic Church in Spring Hill, Lake Henry American Legion Post 612, and Saint Michael’s Men’s Society. He enjoyed playing cards, especially Solo, watching Western movies and baseball games, and listening to Merle Haggard. Jim loved his German heritage and his International Harvester Tractors.
Survivors include his wife, Doris Stalboerger of Spring Hill; children, Cyndi (Mike) Schulzetenberge of Sauk Centre, Minnesota, Jim (Holly) Stalboerger of Richmond, Minnesota, Tom (Mary) Stalboerger of Spring Hill, Tina Eichers (significant other Jeremy Brovold) of Alexandria, Minnesota, and David (Nancy) Stalboerger of Freeport, Minnesota; stepdaughters, Teran Aberg and Doreen Newkirk; stepdaughter-in-law, DeAnne (Wayne) Guyette; 13 grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; and brothers and sisters, John (Alice) Stalboerger, Jane (Dave) Johnson, Bonnie (Rich) Meyer, Doreen (Jim) Meyer, Tony (Patty) Stalboerger, Glen (Pat) Stalboerger and Deb (Tom) Hertzog. Jim was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Marilyn Stalboerger; stepson, Gary Plotts; and stepson-in-law, Stephen Aberg.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, at Saint Michael’s Catholic Church in Spring Hill with the Rev. Marvin Enneking officiating. Serving as casket bearers will be Cody Eichers, Aaron Stalboerger, Dylan Gertken, Adam Plotts, Daisha Puccinelli, and Dustin Newkirk. Cross bearer will be Karen Slimmer and scripture bearer will be Andrue Stalboerger. Gift bearers will be Kennedy Eichers and Henry Stalboerger. Lectors will be Kara Stalboerger and DeAnne Plotts-Guyette. Mass server will be Brandon Stalboerger. Interment will be in the parish cemetery with military honors from the Lake Henry Honor Guard.
Visitation will be from 9-10 a.m. on Tuesday at Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose, Minnesota. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to CentraCare – Gorecki Guest House, 1309 Sixth Avenue North, St. Cloud, MN 56303, or https://centracare.thankyou4caring.org/pages/ggh_give. Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose.