Philip A. Besendorf, 78
Blue Earth Philip Allen Besendorf was born Feb. 4, 1939 in Frost, the son of Charles and Christena (Johnson) Besendorf. He passed away on Nov. 26, 2017 at United Hospital, Blue Earth.
He was a graduate of Frost High School and Joined the US Army in March of 1958, served in France and Germany with two tours in Vietnam. He retired in 1992. He worked for Shari Candies in Mankato and spent his time doing the many things he enjoyed, fishing, camping and trap shooting, 4-wheeling and spending time with the family, especially his grandkids. He was a faithful member of Faith Lutheran church in Delavan. He loved to read his Bible and created a legacy for his family of being a hero and was the epitome of love.
Survived by his wife of 57 years, Minnie Besendorf, of Blue Earth; children, Mary Rosamond of Frost, Paul (Kelly) Besendorf, of Danube, David (Petra) Besendorf, of Stockstadt, Germany and Marilyn (Mike) Anderson, of Blue Earth; grandchildren, Jeff (Christina) Rosamond, Jordan Rosamond, Katelyn Rosamond, Brittney Besendorf, Alexander Besendorf, Travis Sawyer, Andreas (Sandra) Besendorf, Joshua (May) Anderson, Christina Anderson, Joshua Anderson, and several foster grandchildren; one great-grandson Cale Anderson; best friends for many years, Harry and Erma Long and many other relatives and friends.
Philip is preceded in death by his parents and a brother Charles (Harriett) Besendorf.
Funeral Service was on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, Delavan. Visitation one hour prior to the service. Pastor Todd Substad officiated.
Burial followed in the United Lutheran Cemetery, rural Frost, with military honors.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to Faith Lutheran Church, Delavan.
Patton Funeral Home, Blue Earth. www.pattonfh.com