December 17, 1916 ~ December 17, 2012
Ervin Joseph Sabelka, age 96, of New Hampton, Iowa died on Monday, December 17, 2012 (on his birthday) at New Hampton Nursing and Rehab in New Hampton, Iowa. Ervin J. Sabelka was born December 17, 1916 in rural Chickasaw County son of Joseph and Mary (Adank) Sabelka. He married Wilma Riehle on January 22, 1940 at. St. Wencelaus Church in Spillville, Iowa. He attended Chickasaw County Schools and farmed near Reilly Ridge before retiring to New Hampton in 1988. He and Wilma liked to travel by bus, he was an avid gardner, liked to fish and was a Funks G seed corn salesman. Ervin entered New Hampton Nursing and Rehab in March 2004. Ervin is survived by his wife Wilma of 72 years; one son Joe (MaryJo) Sabelka of Lawler, Iowa; three daughters Leona (Florian) Steinlage of West Union, Iowa; Linda (Bob) Buckridge of Waterloo, Iowa and Laure (Bob) Rausch of Fort Atkinson, Iowa; one daughter-in-law Norma Sabelka of Lawler, Iowa; 19 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren and one sister Ethel Maracheck of Cresco, Iowa. He is preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Mary Sabelka; one son Bill Sabelka; two great granddaughters Haley and Hana Buchheit; one brother Jerome Sabelka; four sisters Eileen Cooney; Florence Shileny; Angeline Riehle and Margaret Balk. Cemetery: Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery at New Hampton, Iowa with Paul Sabelka, Billy Buckridge, Loran Steinlage, Gary Steinlage, Luigi Rausch and Ron Sabelka serving as casket bearers. Memorials may be directed to the family. Visitation will be 4:00-7:00pm at Friday, December 21, 2012 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton, Iowa with a scriptural wake service at 6:00pm. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the funeral home the day of the service. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30am on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at Holy Family Parish – St. Mary’s Center in New Hampton, Iowa.
Please accept our sympathy on the loss of your father, Joe, Mary Jo, Bob & Laure.
Wilma & family, Our sincere sympathy and prayers to
you and your family. May Ervin rest in peace.
Laure and family you have our sympathy on the loss of your father.
Leona and family, You have my sympathy. Sorry I can’t be there with you at this time.
Our deepest sympathy to the Sabelka families. Ervin was a wonderful man, and we will cherish memories we have of him. May God bless your family with love and peace as you mourn his passing.
Dear Joe and Mary Jo and Family,
We are sad to hear of your father passing. Cherish the many
memories you have of the many years together.
Tim and Tammy Knutson
Linda, our deepest sympathies to your mother and entire family.
Joe and Mary Jo, We are so sorry to hear of Ervin passing. Please know that your families are in our thoughts and prayers as you face the days ahead.
Linda and Family,
Our sympathy to all. What a blessing to have been able to have your Dad in your life for so long!
Laure and family, you have our deepest sympathy. It is very hard when you loose a parent, may the fond memories and love get you through this hard time. Our prayers with you.
Ron & Connie Lensing, & Don Riha
Laure, Linda & families: So sorry for your loss. Sure have been thinking of you all during this difficult time.
Carol & Darwin Johnson
Sending our sympathy your way—he is now with the angels after living a good life and having a wonderful family.
Jean and family
I would like to express my sincere sympathy to the entire Sabelka family for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during these difficult times. Let all the good memories overcome your grief.
Laure and family – You have our deepest sympathy. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
Mark, Susan & family