|Louis Wyffels, 80, Marshall|
Mass of Christian Burial for Louis Wyffels, 80, of Marshall, was held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, January 12, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Marshall. Burial followed at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Marshall. Military honors provided by American Legion Posts 199 of Minneota and 113 of Marshall.
Louis died Thursday, January 8, 2009, at the Prairie Home Hospice House in Marshall.
Louis Michael Wyffels was born October 28, 1928, to Albert and Christine (Jennen) Wyffels on a farm in Eidsvold Township of Lyon County. He grew up on the family farm and graduated from Minneota High School. Louis was drafted into the U.S. Army and served from 1951-1953 during the Korean War.
On December 27, 1952, Louis was united in marriage to Patricia DeMeyer at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Marshall. The couple raised seven children on the family farm north of Minneota.
He and his family were long-time members of the St. Edward Catholic Church in Minneota where Louis served as a member of the church board, the liturgy committee, and as an usher and religious education teacher.
In 2004, Louis and Patricia moved to Marshall where he loved spending time with his family, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Over the years, Louis used his skills by volunteering much of his time helping others, periodically playing in the “AnyTimers” band for local nursing homes, and volunteering at the Auxiliary Thrift Shop. He enjoyed farming, music, rolle bolle, hunting, fishing and animals. He was also a member of the Minneota American Legion Post 199 for 29 years.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia, of Marshall; daughter Shirley Johnson-Wyffels from Rochester and her daughter Ranina; daughter Bonita (Michael) DeSutter from Ghent and their children: Christine, Mark, Adam, Karen, Laura, Heidi, Rachel and Maria; son David (Vicky) Wyffels from Willmar and their daughters Jonikka, Amanda and Heather; son Daniel (Julie) Wyffels from Marshall and their children: Kayla, Nicole and Bradin; son Gary (Elizabeth) Wyffels from Willmar and their daughters Ashley and Alyssa; son Richard (Doreen) Wyffels from Alexandria and their daughters Sarah and Jenna; son William (Katherine) Wyffels from Waconia and their daughters Olivia and Emma; three great-grandchildren: Stella, Spencer and Mercedes; and one sister Colletta Louwagie.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Christine, and brother Elmo.