Hilbert Herman Zuehlsdorf


Zuehlsdorf, HilbertHilbert Herman Zuehlsdorf age 93 of Belview passed away Saturday, February 15, 2014 while surrounded by his family at Parkview Home in Belview.  Funeral services will be held at 11 am Friday at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Redwood Falls.  Visitation will be held from 4:00 – 7:00 pm Thursday at the Redwood Valley Funeral Home with a prayer service at 6:30 pm.  Visitation will then continue one hour prior to services at the church Friday.  Interment is in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in Sheridan Township.  Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com.  Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Hilbert was born August 9, 1920 on the family farm in Sheridan Township to August & Selma (Muetzel) Zuehlsdorf.  He was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sheridan Township.  He attended country school at the corner of Hwy 19 and Co Rd 7.  Hilbert served in the US Navy Seabees during WWII, and received his honorable discharge on June 12, 1946. After the service, he returned to the farm where he continued working with his dad and brother.  On April 27, 1947 Hilbert was united in marriage to Erma Klause at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Clements.  Together they lived and farmed in Sheridan Township until retiring in 1995 when they moved to Redwood Falls.  In 2012, they moved to Belview, where they have resided since.  Hilbert was a longtime member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sheridan Township where he was involved with the church council and as a Sunday school teacher.  Hilbert also served as a board member for the Seaforth Elevator for a number of years.  Hilbert was a very hard worker all his life.  In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, playing cards, and visiting with people.

Hilbert is survived by his wife Erma of 66 years; children: Carolyn (Bob) Bernard of Mankato, Janet Barckholtz of Bemidji, Allan (Jean) Zuehlsdorf of Belview & Donna (John) Beadell of Wabasso; grandchildren: Teresa Langworthy, Heather (Nate) Herbeck, Carrie (Travis) Enderson, Rebecca (Nate) Jewett, Nathaniel (Rachelle) Barckholtz, Sarah (Jesse) Hanson, Rachel Barckholtz, Nick (Katie) Dumdei, Jim Dumdei, Andy (Clarissa) Dumdei, Jordan Zuehlsdorf, Taylor Zuehlsdorf, Rachel (Ricky) Mariner, Aaron Beadell, & Josh (Amber) Beadell; 19 great grandchildren; sister Lorena Strandmark of Bloomington; brother Donald Zuehlsdorf of Belview; and many other relatives and friends.  He is preceded in death by his parents, grandson Matt Beadell, and sister Verna Klause.


  1. Judy and Paul Rhein says:

    To all of Hilbert’s family we offer our thoughts and prayers. The wonderful part is being part of a Christian family so you know where he now rests in peace. Blessings to each of you.

  2. Linda Pless LeBlanc says:

    My deepest sympathy to all. I have many wonderful memories of good times with your family. Cherish all the great memories you have of his long life. We have to be so thankful for having had our parents with us for many wonderful years and all the memories they share with us. Praying for you at this sad time. Linda

  3. Elaine Krohn says:

    Your family has always been very special to us and, Erma we would love to be there with you at this time, but since we can’t we will be there in thoughts and prayers. You have a very loving and caring family and they will be there to see you through this. I am so glad we had that afternoon together at Christmas when we were home and could even get a game of cards in, that was very special because I know how Hilbert loved to play cards.
    God bless and keep you in his care, and we’ll see you in spring again.
    Arnold and Elaine

  4. Loree Olson says:

    So sorry for your loss….remember the memories and hold them close to your heart!

  5. Steve Strandmark says:

    We were very sad to hear news of Uncle Hilbert’s passing. I can’t help but think back on all the good times I shared while growing up with Hilbert & Erma and their family. He set a fine example of the values of hard work and faith. Our condolences to Erma, brother Donald, and to Carolyn, Janet, Allan and Donna, and to their families as well. May the memories of the good times you spent together be of comfort to you now. Peace and God’s blessing upon each of you.

    Steve & Nancy

  6. Teresa Langworthy says:

    Although we couldn’t physically be with our family at grandpa’s funeral service, I want you all to know that we are so lucky to be part of such a caring, faithful family. I love you all so very much and grandma, I want to send out an extra hug to you because I wanted to be there today to support you. Know I am supporting and loving you from afar. Rest in peace Grandpa Z.

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