NEW ULM - Bertrand "Bert" Hammerschmidt, 95, of New Ulm died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 at the Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 10, 2012 at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm with Monsignor John A. Richter and Father Bernard Steiner concelebrating the Mass. Burial will be in the New Ulm Catholic Cemetery. Full military honors will be conducted at the cemetery by the New Ulm Area Comrades of Valor Honor Guard.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Sunday and 7:30-10 a.m. Monday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home, NORTH Chapel, in New Ulm. There will be a C.O.F. rosary at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. To leave an online condolence for his family or to sign the guestbook go to: www.mvfh.org.
Bertrand 'Bert' Hammerschmidt
Bert is survived by his daughter, Luann Hammerschmidt of St. Cloud and her special friend, Jerry Lanigan of Alexandria; granddaughter, Kelly (Andy) Pietron of Elk River; great-grandson, Landon Pietron; sisters and brother-in-law, Leah Dolezal, Elaine and Norman Rudenick all of Redwood Falls; brothers and sister-in-law, Melvin and Lorraine Hammerschmidt of Lamberton, Reynold "Swede" Hammerschmidt of Redwood Falls. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Delores Hammerschmidt on April 14, 2011; son, Tom Hammerschmidt on Sept. 13, 2010; five sisters, and four brothers.
Bertrand Carl Hammerschmidt was born on Aug. 24, 1917 in Wanda to George and Maria (Simon) Hammerschmidt. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII. On Sept. 30, 1947 he was united in marriage to Delores Schunk at St. Raphael's Catholic Church in Springfield. They moved to New Ulm in 1957 and he worked for 25 years as Sales Manager at Forster Furniture in New Ulm. Bert enjoyed playing cards, camping, fishing and making greeting cards at the New Ulm Senior Center. He was a member of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm, St. Johns Court #698 Catholic Order of Foresters, and the DAV Chapter #15 in New Ulm. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to N.U.A.C.S, the New Ulm Community Senior Center or the donor's choice.