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Charlie Conzemius

April 6, 1926 — March 13, 2009

Charlie Conzemius, 82, Breckenridge , MN , died Friday, March 13, 2009 at St. Francis Healthcare Campus in Breckenridge.



His funeral will be held on Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at 10:30 AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Breckenridge , MN , with Father Kenneth Popp and Father Jerry Nordick officiating.



Visitation will be Tuesday, March 17, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 7 PM at Joseph Vertin & Sons Funeral Home, Breckenridge , MN . There will also be visitation one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery , Breckenridge , MN, with military rites by the Wilkin County Honor Guard .


Pallbearers will be Kyle Meyer, Nick Conzemius, Ken Gilles, Terry Althoff, Tony Nordick and Andy Nordick.



Charlie is survived by: His two daughters: Beth (Mark) Meyer of Breckenridge, MN and their children, Kyle and Samantha, and Ruth Fuder of Breckenridge, MN and her children, Melissa (Spencer Schneider) and Sarah; His two sons: Ed (Terri) Conzemius of Breckenridge, MN and their children, Heather (Mike King), Nick, and Amanda, and Mark (Brenda) Conzemius of Breckenridge, MN and their children, Katlyn and Whitney; His great-grandson: Jayden King; His brother: Anthony (Margaret) Conzemius of Breckenridge, MN; His sisters: Florence (Kenneth) Petersen of Breckenridge, MN; Dolores (Richard) McClernon of Tenney, MN; Joanne (Vernon) Althoff of Mooreton, ND; and Lucille (Charles) Krump of Breckenridge, MN.



He was preceded in death by: His parents: Carl and Elizabeth Conzemius; His wife: Ann Conzemius; His brother: Francis Conzemius; His sisters: Irene Finnen, Mary Nordick, and Theresa Joseph.



Charlie was born April 6, 1926 to Carl and Elizabeth (Schneider) Conzemius at Breckenridge , MN . He grew up on the farm, attended St. Mary’s School and graduated from Breckenridge High School in 1944. After graduation he worked on the family farm until 1950, when he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. He was stationed in Korea until 1953. Following his military service he returned to Breckenridge and continued farming.



On July 16, 1953 Charlie was united in marriage to Ann Nordick at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Kent , MN . The couple lived for a short time at Lockhart , TX , and then moved to a farm north of Breckenridge. Later they moved to the farm where they resided until moving into Breckenridge in 1987. Ann passed away on December 1, 1995. Charlie has continued living in their home in Breckenridge.



Charlie enjoyed visiting with family and friends, his ability to continue helping on the farm, woodworking, sharing candy with the family, and visiting the Dakota Magic Casino.




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