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Meinard Edward Haberman

Obituary Information

Service Details


Monday, June 18, 2018

4:00-7:00 p.m.

Worlein Blooming Prairie
Funeral Home

* and 1 hour before Mass at church on Tuesday.
* Rosary service at 6:45 p.m. Monday evening


Tuesday, June 19, 2018

10:30 a.m.

St. Columbanus Catholic Church, Blooming Prairie, MN


Bohemian National Cemetery
Blooming Prairie, Minnesota



Meinard E. Haberman, age 76 of Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, died peacefully on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 surrounded by his loving family at Mayo Clinic Hospital Rochester, Saint Marys Campus.  He was born October 11, 1941 in Austin, Minnesota, the son of Edward and Mary (Rysavy) Haberman.  Meinard was a lifelong Blooming Prairie area resident and belonged to St. Columbanus Catholic Church.  He made his living working at the Union Creamery in Blooming Prairie as a butter maker, for Lysne Construction, and for Cybex in Owatonna.  On August 26, 1961, Meinard and Janice Marie Branderhorst were married at Litomysl Catholic Church.  The couple raised five children.  Meinard enjoyed being outdoors fishing, gardening, or driving around the countryside.  He also liked playing cards and going to farm shows.  In later years, Meinard spent his leisure time sitting in his garage on his work bench eating his peanuts.  He was a hard-working man and will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Janice Haberman of Blooming Prairie; his children Richard Haberman of Claremont, Minnesota, Brian (Becky) Haberman of Northwood, Iowa,  Jane Techau of Owatonna, Minnesota, Larry Haberman of Blooming Prairie and Thomas (Jessica) Haberman, also of Blooming Prairie; 20 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; brothers Robert Haberman and Eddie (Nelda) Haberman, both of Blooming Prairie, his sister Mary Alice (Ronnie) DeShanne of Ellendale, Minnesota; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his granddaughter Shannon, and his sister-in-law Connie.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at St. Columbanus Catholic Church in Blooming Prairie. Visitation will be at the Worlein Blooming Prairie Funeral Home from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Monday, June 18, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday.  A Rosary Service will be held at 6:45 p.m. on Monday at the end of the visitation at the funeral home. Interment will be in Bohemian National Cemetery, Blooming Prairie.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to recipient of donor’s choice. 



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