July 30, 1936 – December 14, 2015


Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 17, 2015 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Richmond, MN for Joseph L. Statz, age 79, who died Monday at the Paynesville Hospital. Entombment will be in the parish cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Wenner Funeral Home in Richmond. Parish Prayers will be at 4:00 p.m. followed by a Rosary with the Knights of Columbus, Catholic United Financial and Catholic Order of Foresters. Visitation will continue from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Thursday morning at the funeral home.

Joseph was born in Richmond, MN to Frank and Margaret (Kammers) Statz. He farmed on the Statz Family Century Farm all his life and he loved his Allis Chalmers tractors.

Survivors include his sisters, Dolores (Oswald) Schmitz, Delphine Statz and 1 niece and 5 nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; infant brother, Nicholas and one other infant brother.

Arrangements are with Wenner Funeral Home, Richmond, MN.