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Fidelis “F.J.” Wingert


Thu, Oct 3rd, 2013
Posted in Fountain Obituaries

Fidelis “F.J.” Wingert, 90, of Fountain, Mn., died Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at Seasons Hospice in Rochester. Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 7, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at Preston United Methodist Church with Pastor Beth Perez officiating. Burial will be in the United Methodist Cemetery, Preston.

F. J. was born on February 8, 1923 in Wesley, Iowa the son of Julius and Catherine (Braunger) Wingert. He attended school in Iowa through the 8th grade. After school he worked as a hired hand for Burnsmore Farms and Rob Ott both in Albert Lea, Mn. On July 14, 1946 he married Beverly Louise Eberhardt at Pickeral Lake Methodist Church in Albert Lea. In 1949 the couple moved to Adams, Mn., and started farming there until 1955 when they moved to Chester, Ia., and rented a farm. F. J. also hauled can milk there until 1959. Also in 1959 they moved to their present farm near Fountain and he sold Dekalb seed corn. He stayed active on the farm until 2006. F. J. was also an avid Black Angus cattle raiser. He was a longtime member of Fountain Methodist Church.

F. J. is survived by his wife, Beverly; three sons, Jerry (Shirley) of Preston, Bruce (Tracy) of Fountain, Bill (Janeen) of Preston. Two daughters, Nancy Hartley of New Albin, Iowa and Louise (Joe) Marquardt of Spring Valley. 17 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one granddaughter and one great-granddaughter, three brothers and one sister, one son-in-lawand mother and father-in-law.

Friends may call from 4-7:00 p.m. Sunday, October 6, 2013 at Thauwald Funeral Home in Preston and also one hour prior to services at the church on Monday.

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