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Edward Job

April 21, 1932 — July 16, 2020

Freeport, Minnesota

Edward Job

Edward M. Job, age 88 of Freeport, passed away Thursday, July 16, 2020 surrounded by his family at his home in Freeport, Minnesota.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 21 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport with Rev. Dan Walz officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery with military honors by the Albany American Legion.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose. There will be no visitation prior to the Mass on Tuesday.

Edward Mark Job was born April 21, 1932 in Freeport, Minnesota to Ralph and Wilhelmina (Wensmann) Job. Ed served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1956 during the Korean Era as a paratrooper. He married Agnes Fleischhacker on June 6, 1957 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport. Ed and Agnes farmed south of Freeport, and in 1999 they moved to town. Ed enjoyed square dancing, helping on the farm, and playing Solitaire. He was always ready to play cards with the locals. Ed was a quiet man who was always proud to be a farmer and proud of his children and grandchildren.

He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Catholic United Financial, St. Joseph’s Men’s Society, Albany American Legion, and a lifetime member of the NFO (National Farming Organization).

Survivors include his children, Elmer (Kristal) Job, Roger (Carol) Job, Leroy Job, Bertha (Don) Hartung, Linus (Tracy) Job, Kevin (Marianne O’Malley) Job, Donald Job, and Nancy (Bob) Middendorf; 31 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers, Dorothy Blommel, Art (Joan) Job, Louis (Matilda) Job, Mary Jane Urbasich, Richard Job, Clara (Jerry) Michael, and Ethel Carlson.

Ed was preceded in death by his wife, Agnes Job on December 3, 2017; parents; son, Harold Job; grandsons, Bradley Middendorf and Eric Job; sisters, Deloros Waldorf and Marcella Berscheid; brother, Harold Job; sister-in-law, Jane Job; and brothers-in-law, John Urbasich, Bernard Carlson, Jim Blommel, Roman Waldorf, and Nick Berscheid.

Serving as casket bearers will be Alex, Lucas, Marcus, Ryan, and Levi Job, Nathan and Chris Hartung, and Cole Middendorf. Serving as cross bearer will be Peyton Job and scripture bearer will be Beth Middendorf.

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Monday, July 20, 2020

4:00 - 8:00 pm

Patton-Schad Funeral Home

418 Fifth Ave SE, Melrose, MN 56352

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Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Starts at 10:30 am

Sacred Heart Catholic Church (Freeport)


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