Wilfred Lazarz, age 84, of Faribault, died peacefully on Sunday, July 31, 2011, at his home.

Funeral services will be held at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. with the Reverend Gordon Long, officiating. Interment will be held at Meadow Ridge Memorial Park, Faribault.

Visitation will be held in the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Wednesday, August 3, 2011 for one hour prior to the services.

Wilfred W., the son of William and Martha (Bernhagen) Lazarz was born on August 27, 1926 in Sauk Rapids. He graduated from Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf in 1947. He married Colleen Walsberg on September 12, 1953 in DeKalb, IL. He was formerly employed by Nappin Furniture Company, Faribault and later he owned and operated with his wife and daughter, Deb, Wilfred Lazarz Upholstery, Faribault from 1966 until his retirement in 1997. Wilfred loved his dog, Scooter and feeding the squirrels.

He is survived by his wife, Colleen; two children, Gary (and Ann) Lazarz and Deb (and Michael) Falvey all of Faribault; four grandchildren; two great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Mark in infancy; and three sisters, Evelyn Routsi, Irene Thomas and Rosella Edstrom.


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Name: Diane Wagener
Email: bencewag@comcast.net
Date: Wednesday August 03, 2011


Gary, sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. Though I never knew him, I know that he raised a great son, albeit a bit of a challenge at times! I also know that, when our folks leave us, we are never quite the same. May you cherish good memories and always hold them close to your heart. Diane

Name: Lisa Gillen Barta
Email: lbarta@faribaultfoods.com
Date: Tuesday August 02, 2011


Deb and Gary - I only met your Dad once when I went to see Deb for something or other. I am sorry I didn't know him well, but having raised two wonderful kids like you, he had to have been something special. Our condolences, Lisa and family

Name: Mike Dapper
Date: Tuesday August 02, 2011


Gary, My condolences. Great guy, great dad and husband. Rest assured he lives on through the lessons he taught you. -- Spike Ivy

Name: Jill M Barnes
Email: jbarnes@mueller-yurgae.com
Date: Tuesday August 02, 2011


I have the most beautiful jewelry box thanks to Willy. I always think of him and my brother when I look at it. He thought my brother how to do woodwork. It was wonderful to see him down ast the lake last month. He was always so kind to me and my children.