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Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Time: 4:00-7:00 P.M.

Trinity Lutheran Church
Waltham, MN

* and 1 hour before the service at the church on Wednesday.


Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Time: 11:00 A.M.

Location: Trinity Lutheran Church
Waltham, MN

Trinity Lutheran Cemetery
Waltham, MN



Nathan E. Naatz, age 76 of Austin, Minnesota passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 8, 2017, surrounded by his loving family at his home on his farm.  Nathan was born December 28, 1940 in Austin, Minnesota, the son of Eric and Ruth (Lien) Naatz.  He lived on the farm his entire life.  Nathan was the 4th generation of the Naatz family to make a living farming this land.  On October 12, 1963, he was united in marriage to Norma Bonnes at Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church.  The couple raised four children.  Nathan and Norma enjoyed going to Farm Fest every August.  After retirement, they also enjoyed bus trips to Branson, Missouri.  Nathan tolerated camping with children and grandchildren.  His friends and family will miss him dearly.

Nathan is survived by his wife Norma Naatz of Austin; his children Kimberle (Richard) Nelson of Hayfield, Minnesota, Duane (Connie Krebsbach) Naatz of Austin, Diane (Bill Swallow) Meek of Austin, Karen (Willie) Naatz of Mantorville, Minnesota; grandchildren J.J. and Jessica Meek and their children, Axel and Maverick, Steven VanBuskirk, Dylan (Mariah Cyphers) VanBuskirk, Tyler and Blake Naatz, Tristin, Trace, Brodee and Wyatt Naatz; step-grandchildren Jennifer (Travis) Hodgman and their children Denver and Maren, Jessica (Brendon) McKeever, Laura (Drew) Buehler and their daughter Nicci, Lora (Isaac) Skelton and their children Lila and Jax.  He was preceded in death by his parents Eric and Ruth Naatz, his sister Elaine Naatz, his grandson Joshua Naatz, and his beloved fur baby Big Dude. 

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 57043 300th Street, Waltham, Minnesota with Rev. Jesse Krusemark officiating.  Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 10 at Trinity Lutheran Church, and will continue for one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.  Interment will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery.  Memorials can be directed to the recipient on donor’s choice.  Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.



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