October 15, 1927 - July 4, 2016

 

Funeral Services will be at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, July 8, 2016 at St. Stephen Catholic Church in St. Stephen, MN for Wilfred Ernest Justin, age 88 of St. Cloud, MN, formerly of St. Stephen, MN. He passed peacefully in his home on July 4, 2016. The Reverend Eugene Doyle will be the celebrant. Burial will be in the St. Stephen Parish Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Thursday, July 7, 2016 and one hour prior to the services on Friday at the St. Stephen Parish Hall. St. Cloud Moose Lodge and Family Center #1400 Prayers will be at 6:30 P.M. and St. Stephen Parish Prayers will be at 7:30 P.M. on Thursday at the parish hall.

Will was born on October 15, 1927, the son of Anton and Johanna (Omann) Justin. He grew up and went to school in St. Stephen. He was united in marriage to Carole Zitur on September 25, 1956 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud.

Husband, Father and Grandfather, Will was active in his Catholic faith and a member of the Saint Anthony Catholic Community and a long-time member of the Church of Saint Stephen. Will's life experiences were aplenty, and when asked what he did for a living, he'd quip, "What didn't I do?". From butcher to business owner, Will did whatever it took to raise his family. His military service in the U.S. Army carried through to civilian life as an active member of the St. Stephen American Legion Post #221, where he performed duties in the Honor Guard. His 45 years as a member of the St. Cloud Moose Lodge and Family Center #1400 put him in many of the fraternal organization's leadership roles and he was honored with Pilgrim status, the pinnacle of Moose membership and a member of 3rd Degree Knights of Columbus, Bishop Trobec Council #5276 of Sartell. Will loved hunting, fishing and playing golf, but mostly, the 60 years of marriage and family life with his loving wife, Carole.

In addition to his parents, Will was preceded in death by, his daughter Michelle and granddaughter Regina and nine siblings.

He is survived by; his wife, Carole (Zitur), daughter; Sheila (Horst Winderlich), son; Stephen, daughter; Cheryl (Randy Honer), son; Michael (Marie) and son; Patrick (Mary); grandchildren; Emily (and great granddaughter Charlotte), Anton, Samuel, Rebecca, Matthew and Miranda, his youngest brother, Clarence (Jeannette) of Sartell, other relatives and many friends.