Alphonse Primus, 95, of Perham, formerly of BlufftonPublished 11:32am Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Alphonse Primus, 95, of Perham, formerly of Bluffton, died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at Seventh Heaven Assisted Living Home in Perham, surrounded by his family.
Alphonse John Primus was born to William and Rose (Meyer) Primus on Feb. 26, 1918, in Melrose. He and Hildegard Wessel were married May 14, 1946, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre. Together they raised their family on their farm near Bluffton.
He served as the clerk of Bluffton Township for 48 years, as the township fire warden for 55 years and secretary of the Bluffton Creamery Board of Directors for 18 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Albert, Alcuin and Urban Primus; and sisters Regina Wessel, Sr. Oranda Primus and Sr. Lynette Primus.
He is survived by his wife Hildegard of Seventh Heaven Assisted Living in Perham and formerly of Bluffton; a son, Harvey of Bluffton; a daughter, Mary Lou Waldorf of Superior, Wis.; grandchildren, Joe Waldorf and Dan (Virginia) Waldorf; great-grandchildren, Dylan Waldorf and Hannah Kile; brothers Joe (Catherine) of Melrose and Roman (Claire) of Long Prairie; sisters, Betty Mascho of St. Martin and Rosie Schmeising of Meire Grove; along with his “extra kids,” Joe, Eileen, Darlene, Joann; and other nieces and nephews.
The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 21, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Bluffton, with Father Aaron Kuhn officiating. Burial was in St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery in Bluffton.
Schuller Family Funeral Homes in Wadena was in charge of arrangements.