Ervin Schubert, 92

Ervin “Swede” Schubert, a resident of Harding,  passed away Sunday, June 10, 2012 at the Pierz Villa in Pierz.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, June 15, 2012 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Harding, MN, with Fr. David Maciej officiating.  Interment will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 14th at Emblom-Brenny Funeral Service in Pierz, MN, with a Rosary by the Holy Name Society at 4:30 p.m. followed by Parish Prayers at 6:00 p.m. and Knights of Columbus Office of the Dead at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church on Friday from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m,

Ervin (Swede) Frank Schubert, son of Frank and Magdalene (Sagorski) Schubert, was born May 20, 1920, in Morrison County. He attended a country school.He was united in marriage to Louise Schroeml, Feb. 8, 1941, at Holy Cross Church in Harding. The couple made their home on a farm in Platte Lake Township where they raised their five boys. Swede worked at Northern Pacific Railroad where he served his apprenticeship as a boilermaker.  He then worked with the Boilermaker Union No. 647 of Minneapolis and on contract at different places, including Geneva Steel Plant, Provo, Utah; Fort Randall Dam, Pickstown, South Dakota; Duluth Steel Plant; Granite Falls, Silver Bay, Taconite Harbor,  Cohasset, Fergus Falls, and Brainerd, Minn. He worked for Potlatch Paper Company as a certified High Pressure Steam Welder for 25 years. Swede enjoyed baseball games, wrestling, driving mules, hunting squirrels and his faithful dog, Sally. He was a trustee for Holy Cross Church in Harding for many years.  He was a member of the Holy Name Society and Knights of Columbus.  He served on the board at Mid-Minnesota Credit Union.

Left to cherish his memory are his children, Dave (Beverly) Schubert of Brainerd, Eddie (Janice) Schubert of Pierz, Gary (Shari) Schubert of Waikoloa, Hawaii, Alvin Schubert of Brainerd and Tim Schubert of Pierz; sister-in-law, Stephanie Schubert of Pierz; 15 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Swede was preceded in death by his wife Louise; his parents; brother Ed; and sisters Angeline Boser and Bernice Hoheisel.

Emblom-Brenny Funeral Home