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August 3, 1930 – Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Service Information
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Buff
May 17, 2011
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information

George Frank Asfeld, age 80, passed away on May 11, 2011, surrounded by his family at home with Guardian Angels Elim Hospice services.

He was born on August 3rd, 1930, in Stearns County to Frank and Mary (Mueller) Asfeld. On May 2nd, 1953, he married the love of his life, Lilias Zempel. They were married for 58 years this spring.

George served in the Army Reserves for 33 years. He was an active member at St. Francis Xavier Parish. He worked for local John Deere dealerships since 1950 as a mechanic, salesman and in the parts department, of which he enjoyed every minute. After retiring in 1995, he was employed by Rolstad Construction & Farms. His hobbies included John Deere tractors, the outdoors, including hunting and fishing; puzzles, cribbage and a card game called solo. He also enjoyed traveling and visited Australia, Hawaii and Mexico; also spending some time ‘wintering’ in Texas. Wherever George went, he always managed to know someone.

George is survived by his wife, Lilias (Zempel); children and their spouses, Glenn (Beatrice) of San Antonio, TX, Keith (Arlene) of Cokato, MN, Gordan (Diane) of Watertown, MN, Pamela (Stephen Mooney) of Maple Lake, MN and Laurie (Dan McConnell) of Becker, MN; 13 grandchildren, 1 step-grandchild, and 17 great-grandchildren; his brothers and sisters, Ludwig, Norbert, Leo, Isabella, Bernice Ann, Robert, Clarence and Avon; in-laws, nephews and nieces.

His parents, his brother, Philip, and an infant son, Steven, preceded him in death.

Visitation will be, Monday, May 16, from 4:00-8:00 pm at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and 1 hour prior to mass.

Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11:00 AM at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Buffalo, Minnesota on May 17, 2011.

The burial will be held immediately after the mass at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandchildren, Jeremy Asfeld, Gordan Michael Asfeld, Shawn Asfeld, Zechariah McConnell, Nicholas Mooney, and Eric Asfeld.

Honorary Pallbearers, also grandchildren, are Benjamin Asfeld, Shanda Aase, Lisa VanDelden, Brandy Asfeld, Wendy Sylvester, Ventia McConnell and Natalie Dornan.

The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo is proud to have served the family.

4 Guestbook Entries

  1. Jessica Fudali-Buffalo Clinic

    Pam and family, I am sorry to hear of your loss. May God help you find peace.

  2. Carol Hiedeman

    Aunt Lilas;
    It saddens my heart about Uncle George. I will always remember him for his great stories. I’m so glad I got the chance to go on the cruise with you and get to know him more. Heaven got a little brighter with Uncle George. My thoughts and prayers go out to the whole family.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Carol Hiedeman

  3. Mary Ross Kastner

    So sorry for your loss. What a great journey George had in this life! I celebrate his life and am thinking of you.

  4. Karen Swart

    I am so sorry for your loss. I remember how close you and George were, and how much his eyes shone when he looked at you! Through all the years you worked at Buffalo Primary School I remember how close the two of you were, even then he protected you and helped you in any way he could. I am so sorry for your loss.
    Karen (Teacher at BPS)


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