Clarence William Pesch, age 89 of Waltham, died Thursday afternoon, December 6, 2012 at Park Place Assisted Living in Owatonna where he was a resident. He was born August 3, 1923 to William and Dora (Reinke) Pesch in Waltham Township, Mower County, Minnesota where he grew up and attended school. He served in the Army during World War II from January 15, 1945 until November 30, 1946. He married Dolores Granquist on June 25, 1950 at St. Michael's Lutheran Church, rural Waltham. They made their home in Waltham their entire married life. Clarence worked at Huntting Elevator in Waltham before going to work for Hormel Foods. A member of Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Waltham and American Legion Post 330 in Hayfield, he enjoyed traveling, going to the casino, fishing, bowling, old time music, dancing and spending time with the family.
Survivors include four daughters, Linda (Dennis) Fisher of Owatonna; Lori (Cullen) Taylor of Zumbro Falls; LuAnn (Mark) Callahan of Mason City, Iowa; Lisa (Victor) Burgeson of Rosemount; six grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; brothers, Glenn (Alice) Pesch of Hayfield; Gilbert (Phyllis) Pesch of Lees Summit, Missouri; James (Marcia) Pesch of Waltham; sister, Delores Hahold of St. Paul; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Dolores; three siblings, Florence, Dorothy and Norman.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Waltham with The Reverend Jeffrey Kuddes officiating. Interment is at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, rural Waltham with military rites by American Legion Post 330 of Hayfield. Friends may call from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday and at the church one hour prior to the service. Condolences may be made at www.worlein.com