July 4, 1932 - September 27, 2014

 

George Earl Deglman, age 82, of Princeton, MN, passed away peacefully Saturday, September 27, 2014 at the Princeton Elim Home. He was born on July 4, 1932 in Greenbush Township, MN the son of George Emil and Hazel Maud (Brabander) Deglman. George grew up near Princeton and attended Princeton schools. He also went on to study Agriculture at the University of Minnesota. George proudly served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. On June 22, 1957 George was united in marriage to Amelia Reibestein in Wahkon, MN. To this union, 9 children were born. The couple made their home on Amelia’s family farm in Opstead for many years then moved to a farm near Princeton, MN and have lived here since.

George was a lifetime farmer and outdoorsman. He enjoyed tinkering and working on tractors as well as restoring old cars. In his spare time he loved to travel, visiting national parks and taking in the sights. George also enjoyed reading about history and the Civil War. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family. He will be dearly missed.

George is survived by his children, George C. (Debra) Deglman, Mary (Ron) Struffert, Laura (Michael) Orton, Frank J. Deglman, Catherine (Gordon) Garbacz, Joseph E. (Wanda) Deglman, John D. (Tammi) Deglman, Annette (Onesimus) Kudadjie, and Brian P. Deglman; 21 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and sister Arlotte Miller; along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Amelia; and sister Beverly Kessler.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at Christ Our Light Catholic Parish – North Campus in Princeton. Visitation will be held Tuesday, September 30, 2014 from 4-7 PM, at Christ Our Light Catholic Parish-North Campus with a prayer service beginning at 6:30 PM. Visitation will also continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. Interment will be in St. Edward’s Catholic Cemetery, Princeton.