Milton C. Wehrs, 93, of St. Charles, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 2, 2021 at Whitewater Healthcare Center in St. Charles.
Milton was born February 15, 1928 in Elgin to George and Alvina (Adler) Wehrs. After high school Milton started farming in Elgin with his parents and eventually bought the farm. He farmed until 1977 when he sold the farm and purchased a Coast-To-Coast Hardware franchise in St. Charles, MN. Milton, along with his wife Mavis, operated the hardware store until they sold the business in 1986. Milton then worked for the Pennington Hardware in Eyota until he retired in 2016.
In 1948 Milton married Mavis Molde at the East St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Rock Dell, Minnesota, and recently celebrated their 72nd anniversary.
Milton enjoyed old-time music, dancing and woodworking.
Milton is survived by his wife Mavis of St. Charles, three sons, Paul (Ann) of Janesville, MN; James (Diane) of Lakeville, MN; Leonard of Rochester, MN and three daughters, Sandra Evans (Larry) of Kasson, MN; Peggy Cowart (Jon) of Apple Valley, MN; and Joy Peterson (Mark) of Rochester, MN. He is also survived by twelve grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren and two sisters, Evelyn Sykes (Harry) of Rochester, MN and Delores Rehbein (Edwin) of St. Charles, MN.
He was preceded in death by an older brother, Orville Wehrs of Elgin, MN and an infant son.
A funeral service to celebrate Milton’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, May 6th, 2021 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Eyota, MN with Pastor Jon Vollrath officiating. Burial will be at Elgin Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday 10 a.m. till the time of the service at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. Face masks will be required and social distancing will be observed.
Schad & Zabel Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
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