Harold A. Wersal

Mass of Christian Burial for Harold A. Wersal, 93, of Morgan, was held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 10, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Morgan, with burial in the St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery. 

Mr. Wersal died on Sunday, May 5, 2019, at Gil-Mor Manor in Morgan. 

Harold A. Wersal, the son of William and Mary (Roiger) Wersal, was born on August 31, 1925, in Springfield, Minnesota. He attended District 59 Country School and two years at St. Raphael Catholic School. Harold married Mary “Lena” Sellner on April 14, 1948, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye. They lived and farmed east of Springfield until 1950 when they moved to a farm in Eden Township in Brown County, east of Morgan.  In 1972, they moved to a farm west of Morgan and after retiring in 1992, they moved into town. In 2017, they moved to an apartment at Gil Haven and then Gil-Mor Manor in Morgan. 

Harold truly enjoyed being a farmer and cattle dealer for 44 years.  He established Wersal Livestock, which is now being carried on by two of his sons. Harold was active at St. Michael’s Catholic Church of Morgan, Knights of Columbus, Catholic Aid, and Catholic Order of Foresters, and served as a trustee and Eucharistic minister.

He enjoyed helping others by volunteering in many areas as a Lions member, Boy Scout leader, Farmfest volunteer and helped manage the St. Michael’s Cans for Cash program.

Harold enjoyed playing cards, going to auctions, church dinners and many social gatherings. He especially loved spending time with his family, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many friends.

He is survived by his children, Marie Lindquist of St. James, Gerard (Cindy) Wersal of Prior Lake, Joseph (Sharon) Wersal of Winthrop, Rosann (Alan) Plotz of Clements, and Gregory (Kristin) Wersal of Morgan; siblings, Lucille (Norman) Hacker of Morgan, Mary Ann Veit of New Ulm, Madonna (Albert) Ebnet of Springfield; and brother-in-law, Art Sellner of Sleepy Eye.

Harold was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mary ‘Lena’; son, Dennis Wersal; grandson, Nicholas Wersal; son-in-law, Ron Lindquist;  brothers, Leonard Wersal and William Wersal Jr.; sisters, Irene Groebner and Evelyn Kastner; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Wersal, Edith Rosenstengel Marion Sellner, Cecilia Hornick and Dorothy Wersal; and brothers-in-law, Clem Hacker, Leo Veit, George Groebner, Clarence Hornick, John Rosenstengel, LeRoy Weisensel and Ray Kastner. 

Blessed be his memory.

Nelson-Hillestad Funeral and Cremation Service of Redwood Falls was entrusted with funeral arrangements. E-mail condolences may be sent via www.nelson-hillestad.com.

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