Funeral services for Minnie Kussatz of Morris, Minn. will be held Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the Apostolic Christian Church near Morris. The Apostolic Christian Church Ministers will be officiating. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris and for one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Minnie Anna Marie Moser, daughter of Joseph Sr. and Rosina (Luthi) Moser, was born June 6, 1931 in Horton Township, in Stevens County, Minn. She grew up and attended country school graduating from the eighth grade. She then went on to help on the family farm and when needed, helped her older brothers and sisters raise their families. When she turned 18, she began to work in Morris. She candled eggs at Richard's Produce, and it was here that she met Earl Kussatz. She was united in marriage to Earl Kussatz on September 18, 1951. They made their home in Morris and were blessed with three children: Curtis, Arnold, and Kathleen. They repented and were baptized in the Apostolic Christian Church of Morris on November 2, 1963. In following years, she raised her family, obtained her GED, and worked part time at the flower shop. Minnie and Earl enjoyed many trips around the United States. Earl passed away February 1, 1999. Minnie has continued to live in Morris until the time of her death. Minnie enjoyed quilting and reading, but most of all, she loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Minnie died on Sunday, August 4, 2013 at her home in Morris, having lived to reach the age of 82 years.
She is survived by two sons: Curtis Kussatz of Rhinelander, Wis. and Arnold (Jeanne) Kussatz of West Fargo, N.D.; one daughter: Kathleen O'Keefe (special friend, David Anderson) of Morris; grandchildren: Jami (Ryan) Kaiser, Jolbi (Aaron) Heil, Kevin (Angela) Kussatz, Kyle (Lindsey) Kussatz, Jill (Jordan) Idso, Katie (Mitchell) Hufford, and Corey O'Keefe; great-grand children: Addison, Brice and Celise Kaiser, Keera and Kadin Heil, Stella Kussatz, and Baby Hufford; two brothers: Christian (Marion) Moser and William (Joyce) Moser both of Morris. She is also survived by many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Kussatz; her parents: Joseph Sr. and Rosina Moser; brothers: Nathan, Joseph, and Alphai Moser; sisters: Elizabeth Wulf, Emma Gerber, and Martha Feucht; daughter-In-Law, Joan Kussatz; and son-In-Law, Anthony O'Keefe.
Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris is in charge of the arrangement. To send condolences to the family please visit www.pedersenfh.com.