Clarence J. Ginter, 89

Clarence J. Ginter, age 89, of New Prague, died suddenly on February 14, 2021, at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee.  Clarence was born on January 30, 1932 in Lexington Township, Le Sueur County, MN to Joseph and Anna (Filipek) Ginter.  He attended school in Montgomery and later married Donna M. Rutt on February 7, 1953 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Montgomery.  He farmed for a short time, then roofed with Nieman Roofing, and finished his career as a machinist with Toro.  Clarence was a member of the Eagle’s Club.  He was jovial and loved interacting with people, known as a great practical joker.  Clarence loved gardening and was famous for his horseradish around town and beyond. He thoroughly loved the outdoors and enjoyed  both hunting and fishing.  He made many ice fishing houses throughout his life and could be found traveling up to Mille Lacs Lake every weekend to ice fish during the winter.  His ready smile, a good story, and poking good-natured fun will be missed by his family and friends.

 Clarence is survived by his wife of 68 years, Donna of New Prague; children, Richard (Vicky) Ginter of New Prague, Joan (Bruce) Johnson of New Prague, Roxane Ginter of St. Paul, Brian (Connie) Ginter of Becker; 8 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by his parents;  siblings, Helen Hauer, Evelyn Bateman, Dorothy Galbraith, Irene  David, Joe Ginter.

 Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 11:00 AM at St. Wenceslaus Church with Father Eugene Theisen officiating.  Mass will be live-streamed on  Masks and social distancing are required in church.  Burial will occur at St. Wenceslaus Cemetery.


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