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Harry N. Steckelberg, 95

Sep 11, 2010

Harry Steckelberg

Wells — Harry N. Steckelberg, age 95, of Wells, died Sept. 2, 2010, at the Albert Lea Medical Center, in Albert Lea.

Funeral Services were held Sept. 7, 2010, at the United Methodist Church, in Wells. The Rev. Paul Woolverton officiated, and burial was in the Rice Lake Cemetery, Foster Township, Faribault County.

Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home, in Wells, assisted the family with the arrangements.

Harry was born Jan. 2, 1915, in Foster Township, Faribault County, the son of Henry and Cora (Juliar) Steckelberg. Harry attended country school District #25 at Rice Lake, as his father did before him. On Sept. 15, 1938, he married Vidella Passer at the Rice Lake Church, in rural Wells. Harry was a long time member of Rice Lake Methodist Church and ushered for over 50 years, until the church closing and the couple became members of the United Methodist Church, in Wells. Harry farmed until the age of 88 when he couldn’t get into the tractor anymore. He loved to visit with family and friends.

Harry is survived by his son, Melvin Steckelberg, of Wells; brother-in-law, Forrest Passer, of Albert Lea; and three nieces and their families, Edith (Louie) Hintz, of Kiester, Virginia (Orville) Lamb, of Alexandria, and Julie (Mike) Brooks, of Bloomington.

He was preceded in death by his parents; twin brothers in infancy; sister, Marion Courrier; and his wife, Vidella, on Jan. 24, 2010.