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George J. Studer 1929-2009

Oct 8, 2009

Funeral service for George J. Studer of Emmetsburg is 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Assembly of God Church in Emmetsburg. The Rev. Nancy Gardner will officiate.

Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Emmetsburg. The Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Emmetsburg is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Friday, Oct. 9, after 5 p.m. at the Martin-Mattice Funeral Home.

Mr. Studer died Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009, at age 80.

George Joseph Studer was born April 24, 1929, in Mallard, the son of Magnus Robert and Gertrude (Wagner)?Studer. He received his education in the Mallard school system.

On Oct. 17, 1949, George Studer and Patricia Donajean King were married at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Emmetsburg. George farmed for a short time.

The couple moved to Emmetsburg and George worked as a heavy construction equipment operator for several years. In 1965, George bought his first backhoe and started his own business, Studer Excavation. George and his backhoe were well known throughout Palo Alto County as experts in farm drainage and building excavation.

Surviving are his children, Nancy Jean (Michael) Gardner of Coolidge, AZ, Ritchie George (Coni)?Studer of Frisco, TX, Barbara Jean (Tony)?Sequenzia of Plano, TX, and Rebecca Jean (Tony) Arthur of Alexander; grandchildren, J.J.; Sarah and Bill and their children, Hezakiah and Noah; Luke and Pam and their children, Sebastian, Christian and Michael; Daniel and Yume; Brian and his children, Sydney and Haley; Brad and Joana and their children, Nyssa and Baby Studer; Landon and Dora and their son Landon Gabriel, Danaye and Claysn; Christine; Nicholas; and Robert; Jebediah and Lela and their children, Chloe, Paige, Glaive, Teagan and Ramsey; Jessica and Mike and their children, Katlyn and Greyson; Jake and Abby; Bridget and Eric and their daughter, Izabella.

Also surviving are George’s brothers, John Studer of Graettinger and Bob Studer of Plover.

Mr. Studer was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Donajean on Sept. 5, 2007; brothers and sisters, August Studer, Mary Studer, Alf Studer, Magnus Studer and Delores Shirk.

Condolences can be left at www.martinmatticefuneralhome.com