1922-2012

Earl George Schechinger, 90, formerly of Adams, died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, at Meadow Manor Care Center in Grand Meadow, Minn.

Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday Aug. 17, at St. Edward Catholic Church in Austin with Father Jim Steffes officiating.  

Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.  

Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.  Services prearranged and performed by Worlein Funeral Home of Austin.

He was born May 17, 1922 in Carroll to Vitus J. and Genevieve (Weiland) Schechinger.  He graduated from Carroll High School in 1940 and then moved to Adams, Minn., in 1960 where he farmed until his retirement.  On Jan. 12, 1949, Earl married Celine Mae Kohorst in Arcadia, Iowa.  The couple raised two sons.  A member of St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Austin, Earl also belonged to the Moose, the Eagles, and the Elks.  He enjoyed playing cards, going to auctions, and taking short trips.  He had a special love for the farm and his Farmall tractors.  His grandchildren were very dear to him.

Survivors include his wife Celine “Mae” Schechinger of Austin; his sons Joe (Kim) Schechinger of Austin and George (Sue) Schechinger of Adams; four grandchildren, Craig, Angela, Kayline, and Kristine; sisters Marvel Morales of Mexico City and Viola Berning of Carroll; brother Carl (Betty) Schechinger of Hutchinson, Kan.; sister-in-law Betty Schechinger of Carroll.  

He was preceded in death by his parents Vitus and Genevieve; brother Donald; brothers-in-law Danny Morales and Larry Berning.