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William "Bill" L Fuerstenberg

January 28, 1942 ~ May 30, 2022 (age 80)

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In Loving Memory of

William ‘Bill’ Fuerstenberg

William ‘Bill’ Fuerstenberg was born on January 28, 1942, in Adrian, Minnesota to Clarence and Teresa (Finke) Fuerstenberg. He grew up in Fulda and graduated from Fulda High School in 1960. Bill served in the US Navy from 1960-1964, and the Reserves until 1966. On December 27, 1965, Bill was united in marriage to Sharon Fury and they raised their four children in Fulda.  He worked at Swift in Worthington when it opened in 1964 and then worked for Interstate Power Company starting in 1966.  He retired after 32 years and then did consulting work for Alliant Energy.  Bill passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Monday, May 30, 2022.  Bill was a member of the Fulda Fire Department for 30 years and a charter member of the Fulda Ambulance for 15 years. He also was a member of the Fulda American Legion and St. Gabriel Church and served on many other councils and boards throughout the years. Bill enjoyed woodworking, playing cards, hunting and gardening.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Sharon. He is also survived by his four children and their spouses, Maria (John) Braun of Arden Hills, MN, Jenny (Jeff) Towne of Garvin, MN, Carrie (Charissa) Fuerstenberg of El Paso, TX, Joseph (Roxanna) Fuerstenberg of Kearny, AZ; fourteen grandchildren, Olivia Fuerstenberg, Johnathon Braun, Henry Braun, Eleanor Braun, Angie (Tom) Eisfeld, Becki (Aaron Witte) Towne, Jared (Vickie) Towne, Dani (Zack Keller) Towne, Daniel Azevedo, Aaron Azevedo, Isaiah Azevedo, James Fuerstenberg, Mary Fuerstenberg, Rachel Fuerstenberg; and five great-grandchildren.  He is survived by his brother, Donald Fuerstenberg of Fulda, MN and Vicki Schildwachter of Snohomish, WA, as well as nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents and two infant children, Paula and James.

  Funeral Services

St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church Fulda, MN at 10:30 AM on Thursday, June 2, 2022, with Msgr. R. Paul Heiting officiating. Pallbearers are his grandchildren. The organist is Dana Hogan. The song leader is Lloyd Winter. Interment is at St. Gabriel’s Cemetery in Fulda. Military honors provided by the Fulda American Legion Post 318.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at the church from 4-6 p.m. with a KC Rosary at 4:00 p.m.  Visitation will also be one hour prior to the services at the church on Thursday.  Totzke Funeral Home of Fulda is entrusted with arrangements.  To send condolences visit totzkefuneralhome.com

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
June 1, 2022

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
St. Gabriel's Church
309 W Lake Ave
Fulda, Minnesota 56131

Funeral Mass
Thursday
June 2, 2022

10:30 AM
St. Gabriel's Church
309 W Lake Ave
Fulda, Minnesota 56131

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