NameKathryn (Kay) Louise Beringer
Birth4 Apr 1918, Edna township of Ottertail County
Death21 Apr 2002, Wadena, MN Age: 84
Burial24 Apr 2002, Calvary Cemetery, Wadena
OccupationHome Maker
ReligionCatholic
FatherMartin Beringer (1888-1978)
MotherRegina M. Silbernagel (1895-1969)
Spouses
Birth17 Mar 1912, Sauk Center, MN
Death7 Sep 1980, St. Lukes Hosp. Fargo ND Age: 68
Burial10 Sep 1980, Calvary Cemetery
OccupationFarmer
FatherGregor Wegscheid (1870-1958)
MotherSusana Hansen (1877-1958)
Marriage20 Sep 1938, Rush Lake, MN
Marr Memoby Reverent Ambauen
ChildrenRita (1939-)
 Bernice Luella (1941-2015)
 Sharon (1942-2014)
 Joyce (1945-)
 Bernard Ambrose (1949-)
 Donald Eugene (1950-2005)
 Harvey (1955-)
 Kevin (1961-)
Obituary Notes for Kathryn (Kay) Louise Beringer
April 4, 1918-April 21, 2002

Kathryn Louise Wegscheid, 84, Wadena, died at Tri-County Hospital in Wadena on Sunday, April 21.

Kathryn Beringer, daughter of Martin and Regina Silbernagel Beringer, was born in Edna Township of Otter Tail County on April 4, 1918.

On Sept. 20, 1938, she and Eugene Joseph Wegscheid were married at Rush Lake.

A resident of Wadena most of her adult life, she enjoyed flowers, gardening and crafts.

Mrs. Wegscheid was a member of the Christian Mothers and also belonged to a homemakers club.

Surviving are four sons-Bernard (Bernice), Park Rapids; Donald (Nora), Zimmerman; Harvey (Carla), Wadena, and Kevin, El Cajon, Calif..; four daughters-Rita (Ervin) Price and Joyce (Ken) Price, both of Wadena; Bernice (Roger) Wirth, Callaway, and Sharon (Larry) VanWatermulen, Perham, and three sisters-Lorene Wegscheid, Perham; Luella Wegscheid (her twin), Bluffton, and Sr. Mary Martin Beringer, Duluth. There are 28 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Preceding her in death were her husband (who died Sept. 7, 1980), her parents, a brother (Ambrose) and a grandson.

Funeral: Wednesday, April 24, 10:30 a.m., St. Ann's Catholic Church in Wadena, with Fr. Albert Holmes and Fr. Peter Kirchner officiating.

Interment: Calvary Cemetery, Wadena.

Pallbearers: Duane Price, Jeff Wirth, Gary VanWatermulen, Jim Price, Brad Wegscheid, Tabby Gruszka, Angie Rounds, Karen Goeller.

Arrangements: Johnson Funeral Home, Wadena.
Obituary Notes for Eugene (Spouse 1)
Eugene J. Wegscheid, retired Bluffton area farmer, died Sunday at St. Luke's hospital, Fargo, N.D.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) at St. Ann's Catholic church, Wadena, with Fr.Thomas Meyer officiating. Burial will be Calvary cemetery, Wadena.

Pallbearers will be Vincent, Martin, Gerald, Dick and Darrell Wegscheid and Anthony Beringer.

Mr. Wegscheid was born Mar. 17, 1912 at Sauk Centre. He farmed in the Bluffton area most of his adult life. He was married to Kathryn L. Beringer Sept. 20, 1938 at Rush Lake. He was a member of St. Ann's church, Knights of Columbus and St. John's society.

He is survived by his wife, four sons and four daughters. The children are Bernard, Detroit Lakes; Donald, Lake Havasu, Ariz.; Harvey, Centerville, Ia.; Kevin, San Diego, Calif.; Mrs. Ervin (Rita) Price and Mrs. Ken (Joyce) Price; Wadena; Mrs. Roger (Bernice) Wirth, Ogema, and Mrs, Larry (Sharon) VanWatermullen, Perham.

Also surviving are three sisters and four brothers; Margaret Heltemes, Mrs. John Weller, Mrs. Gust Peters and Alphonse Wegscheid, Bluffton; Ed Wegscheid, Hutchinson; Leonard Wegscheid, Perham, and Rom Wegscheid, Kingman, Az. Survivors also include 24 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Family Letter Notes for Eugene & Kathryn (Kay) Louise (Family)
Eugene and. Kathryn Wegscheid were married on September 20,1938, in St. Lawrence Church, Rush Lake. They have a children (four girls and four boys) 28 grandchildren, 48 great -grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren (as of 2003). They farmed, and raised their family on the Wegscheid home place north of Bluffton.

They worked hard, but also enjoyed visiting with family and friends, playing cards and dancing. Church was an important part of their lives. Sunday was always a special day. We’d come home from church to the smell of roast in the oven. When a. good old time waltz played on the radio, Dad and Mom would dance around the kitchen and we also learned the art of dancing at that time.

The feast of St. Nick was a special time when a bag of candy and nuts was thrown in the front door. But, if the kids weren’t good they got a stick instead of candy When farmin got too hard, Gene and Kay moved to a home on 2nd St. NW in Wadena. Gene passed away quite suddenly at 68 years old on September 7, 1980. Mom lived there until she moved to Humphrey Manor in Wadena and later to Shady Lane. She became ill and passed away at 84 years old. They both made our lives very rich with their love.

Rita
Misc. Notes
Eugene and Kathryn were married September 20, 1938 in St, Lawrence Church, Rush lake, MN by Rev. Ambauen. They farmed the Wegscheid family farm until they retired and moved to Wadena, MN. They had 8 children.
Last Modified 17 Apr 2009Created 5 Jan 2017 by Brad Wegscheid