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Edwin J. Nimerfroh

Jun 27, 2008

CEYLON, Minn. – Memorial services for Edwin J. Nimerfroh, 80, of Ceylon, Minn., will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 28, 2008, at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Ceylon.

Full military honors will be performed by the Nassen-Detert American Legion Post No. 529 of Ceylon following the service at the church. Burial will be held at a later date. Visitation will be two hours prior to the time of service beginning at 9 a.m. at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Ceylon.

Edwin died Tuesday afternoon, June 24, 2008, at his home in Ceylon. Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont is in charge of arrangements.

Edwin J. Nimerfroh was born on Nov. 8, 1927, in Fulda, Minn., the son of John and Tillie (Schmidt) Nimerfroh. Following his education, Ed was drafted into the United States Army where he served his country during World War II in Japan. Upon his honorable discharge, Ed returned to Minnesota where he worked for the John Morrell Company for 30 years retiring in 1985.

On Aug. 18, 1972, Ed was united in marriage to Ruth Petersen at the Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Ceylon. Together the couple made their home in Ceylon where they continued to reside until Ed’s passing.

Ed was a member of the Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Ceylon, the Nassen-Detert American Legion Post No. 529, and the Estherville VFW Post 3388. In his spare time, Ed enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He treasured quiet time spent working with wood in his shop and fishing. He was an avid reader of the Portal of Prayer book and spent countless hours watching birds and tending to his yard.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Ruth, of Ceylon, Minn.; a brother, Kenneth Nimerfroh, and wife, Bonnie; stepson, Mark Petersen; two stepdaughters, Marsha Horejsi and husband, Dallas, and Sharon Horejsi and husband Darrell; five grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; a niece, Lori; a great nephew, Randy; one aunt; as well as many cousins, extended family, and friends. In addition to his parents, Ed was preceded in death by a stepson, Steven Petersen. Blessed be his memory.

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