Herman Chilberg

Herman Chilberg, 94, Staples, formerly of Aldrich, passed away December 19, 2017, at the Lakewood Health System Care Center, Staples.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Dec. 29, at 11 a.m. at the Balsamlund Lutheran Church, rural Aldrich, with Pastor Del Moen presiding. Visitation will be held Thursday, Dec. 28, from 5:00 to 7: p.m. at the Schuller Family Funeral Homes Verndale Chapel and again at the church on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services.

Burial will be in Balsamlund Lutheran Cemetery, Aldrich.  

Arrangements are with  Schuller Family Funeral Homes, Verndale Chapel, Verndale. 

Herman was born January 15, 1923, to Andrew Nicholas “Claus” and Mary Louise “Mamie”  (Lindblom) Chilberg in Bartlett Township, Todd County. He attended Country School District #136 through the eighth grade, graduating from Staples High School with the Class of 1941. He married Grace Rodell Holm on March 7, 1948 at the Balsamlund Lutheran Church. He was a farmer and participated in the Farmers Union bus trips to Washington, DC and Colorado. He enjoyed playing cards, listening to music,  deer and gopher “hunting” with his grandchildren.  Herman was a member of the Farmers Union and the Balsamlund Lutheran Men’s Club. He resided in rural Aldrich for 86 years. 

He is survived by one son, Dion (Kay) Chilberg of Casa Grande, AZ; two daughters, Bonnie (Barry) Thoele of Staples and Mary (Gerald) Horn of Verndale; one sister, Marian Fuller of Staples; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and five great great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren and nine step-great-grandchildren; brother-in-law Walt Wiese; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; seven sisters, Edna Strand, Ruth Peterson Crabb, Alice Nelson Crosgrove, Inez Olson, Myrtle Paschke, Mildred Chilberg and Hazel Wiese; son-in-law Michael Kobliska and special friend Gloraine Horn.

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