Frank A. Pelzer, 86, Albany

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Frank Pelzer
Frank Pelzer

The Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating the life of Frank A. Pelzer, age 86 of Albany, were held Wednesday, February 29, at the Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany. Burial followed in the parish cemetery. Frank died Friday, February 24th, 2012 at the Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany surrounded by his family.
Frank was born June 22, 1925 in Marty (Pearl Lake) to Rudy and Francis (Holthaus) Pelzer. He was a member of the St. Augusta Bachelors Club until he met the love of his life. He married Phyllis Mary Storkamp on August 17, 1955 in the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in St. Cloud. Frank farmed his entire life until he retired in 1989. He and Phyllis then moved to the City of Albany. In 1996 they built their final home in Avon. He was a past board member of the Northern Feeder Pig Association and the “Christian Brothers Club.” Frank and Phyllis loved to travel and did their share of it. Frank was also a member of Seven Dolors Catholic Church.
Frank is survived by his children; Kathy Gerads, Holdingford; Mary (Tim) Sauerer, Albany; Debbie VanHeel (Troy), Little Falls; Randy Pelzer, Albany; Jeff “Ozzie”(Pam) Pelzer, Cold Spring; Jack (Gail) Pelzer, St. Joseph; Loren (Deb) Pelzer, Albany; Judy Schepers, St. Cloud; Patty (Jesse) Brinker, St. Anthony; Steve (Kim) Pelzer, Albany; Therese Dufner (Troy), St. Cloud and Kurt (Joanne) Pelzer, Albany. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters, Luella Klaverkamp, St. Augusta; Adeline (Harvey) Laudenbach, St. Cloud; Ed “Boyce” (Terry) Pelzer, St. Cloud; Bernice (Andy) Witchen, Monticello; Beatie (Rich) Neu, Sauk Rapids; Alice (Donny) Ross, Monticello; John (Laverne) Pelzer, South Haven; Marlene (Gary) Laudenbach, St. Augusta; 39 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren.
Frank is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Phyllis on October 20, 2005, his grandsons, Jeremy Fiecke and Aaron Gerads. He is also preceded in death by his brother, Gene Pelzer and sister, Ruthie Toenjes.

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