Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
Joe "Stubby" Salzbrun of Kimball died Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011, from injuries sustained in a single-car accident in St. Augusta. He was 52.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at St. Wendelin's Catholic Church in Luxemburg with Rev. Ralph Zimmerman officiating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Friends and family may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday, and after 9 a.m. Saturday, at Mary Hall in Luxemburg. Parish prayers will be at 4:30 p.m. Friday in Mary Hall.
Joseph Salzbrun was born Nov. 13, 1959, in St. Cloud to Donald and Margaret (Reinert) Salzbrun. He was a 1978 graduate of St. Cloud Technical High School. He married Tammy Honer Aug. 17, 1985, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Waite Park.
He was employed many years in construction by Labor Union Local #563. Stubby was especially proud of being involved in the rebuilding of the I-35 bridge in Minneapolis. He owned and operated Stubby's Firewood for many years along with his son Mat. Stubby was an active member and volunteer at St. Wendelin's Parish, Luxemburg Rec Club, and a founding member of the Beaver Lake Association.
Stubby had a passion for hobby farming, fishing, deer hunting, and he especially enjoyed making wood. He loved to spend time with his family and friends with special events: the annual Fourth of July fish fry, winter bocce ball tournament, and family softball tournament.
Joe was blessed with a granddaughter, Hailey Rose, in 2008. "Pumpkin" had Pap Stub wrapped around her little finger, and he loved it.
Joe was preceded in death by his niece Amanda Shore, and his great friend and cousin Rob Reinert.
He is survived by his wife Tammy; son Mat (and Lindsay Bahr) Salzbrun of St. Cloud; granddaughter Hailey; parents Don and Mucky Salzbrun of St. Cloud; brothers and sisters Cindy (and Kevin Kiffmeyer) Shore of Monticello, Dan (and Patricia) Salzbrun of Luxemburg, Mary Lou Anderson of Becker, and Julie (and John) Kost of Harris.
Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers. Arrangements were by Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud.