Josepha “Jeff” (Eichten) Wurscher

Josepha “Jeff” (Eichten) Wurscher, age 94, of Lino Lakes, passed away on January 21, 2018.

Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 AM Friday, February 2 at ST. JOSEPH OF THE LAKES CATHOLIC CHURCH, 171 Elm St., Lino Lakes. Interment St. Joseph’s Church Cemetery. Visitation at MUELLER-BIES FUNERAL HOME-LINO LAKES, 7050 Lake Dr. (Cty Hwy 23) from 4-8 PM Thursday and at the church from 9:30-10:30 AM Friday. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred.

Josepha, also known as “Jeff”, was born near Wanda MN in 1923 to William and Maggie Eichten. She was the 11th child of 12 children. She graduated from Lamberton HS and taught country school for 3 years. She married Vernon “Ben” Wurscher from Lucan MN in 1944 and, after farming a few years, they moved to St. Paul. She was a homemaker & raised 6 children. When Ben retired in 1979, they moved back to Lucan where she was an active member at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church and a lifelong member of American Legion Auxiliary 467. Jeff enjoyed bowling in Wabasso until they returned to the Twin Cities in 1996. Lyngblomsten Care Center in St. Paul was her home for the past several years. Josepha loved old time music, the Glenn Miller big band sound, beer, popcorn and a good strawberry ice cream cone.

Preceded in death by husband of 60 years, Vernon “Ben”. Survived by children, Robert (Bonnie), Marlys Shelby, Diane (Tom) Gluth, Steven (Lori), Joanne (John) Covlin, and Sue; 10 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Joyce (Douglas) Wurscher; many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

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