|3/20/2013 10:00:00 AM|
Victor "Vic" Mausling, 82, of Mt. Lake died March 10, 2013, at his home.
Funeral services were Friday at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Butterfield with Pastor Matthew Natsis officiating.
Interment was at St. Matthew's Cemetery in Butterfield.
Sturm Funeral Home of Mt. Lake handled the funeral arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.sturmfh.com.
Victor "Vic" Mausling was born Nov. 3, 1930, to Carl Sr. and Mathilda (Rathke) Mausling on the farm in South Branch.
He helped his father on the farm before joining the U.S. Army. Following his honorable discharge in 1962, Vic became a master plumber.
In 1952, Victor married Elaine Schuknecht at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, where he was a member. In their early years, he enjoyed dancing and playing pool.
Over the years, he worked for Latimer James Plumbing Co. in St. James, was a foreman at Balzer's Manufacturing and worked for Pankratz Con-fed Inc., doing everything from welding to maintenance.
Vic also enjoyed farming and doing field work for neighbors while working his various occupations.
He retired in the mid 1990s, but continued to mow the golf course.
Vic was a member of VFW Post 9607 in Butterfield. He enjoyed cooking pork for VFW fund-raisers, serving in its color guard and participating in parades.
He also enjoyed playing cards, belonging to several card clubs with neighbors, and belonged to various bowling leagues in Windom, sometimes serving as captain. He enjoyed attending his grandchildren's sporting events, watching late night movies, especially Westerns, and doing a variety of woodworking projects.
He was preceded in death by six siblings: Marie Klien, Carl Mausling, Tillie St. John, Gardie Triggs, Walt Mausling and Eleanora Dougherty; and his pet, Goldie.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Elaine of Mt. Lake; daughters: Sheryl (James) Rupprecht of Holmen, Wis.; Sue (Mike "Bergy") Bergerson of Mt. Lake; and Brenda (Steve) Pierson of Woodstock; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a sister, Esther Garner of St. James.