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St. James Plaindealer - St. James, MN
  • William Miest

  • William Miest, 84, of St. James died on Friday, February 17, 2012, at the Mayo Clinic Health System-St. James.


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  •     William Miest, 84, of St. James died on Friday, February 17, 2012, at the Mayo Clinic Health System-St. James.
        Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in St. James. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery.
        Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Sturm Funeral Home in St. James and will continue for one hour prior to the services at the church.
        William Miest was born on May 1, 1927 to George F. and Clara (Oberdick) Miest in St James, Minnesota. He graduated from St. James High School in 1945.
        On December 15, 1950 he married Donna Belle Miller. He farmed one of the original Miest farms. He had a strong faith and was baptized and confirmed at St Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in St. James.
        William was an active church member and served as Trustee.  He truly enjoyed his family and friends and the days of playing cards, a game of cribbage, or even a game of pool at the “office” over a cup of coffee.
        Survivors include his loving wife of 61 years, Donna Belle; children, Debra and William Schmidt of Waseca, MN, and Michael and Lisa Miest of St. James, MN; son-in-law, Richard Enger and his wife Sue; grandchildren, Paul and Debbie Enger of Surprise AZ, Adam and Holly Enger of Peoria AZ, Cody Schmidt of Shoreview MN, Casey Schmidt of Shoreview MN and Kyle Miest of Collegeville MN; great-grandchildren, Nick and Taylor Enger, Brandi, Belle and Regan Enger; three sister-in-laws, Fran Miest, Lois Miest, and Irene Miest; many nieces, nephews, cousins and his buddies from The Band Box.
        William was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Glenn, George and Orville Miest; daughter, Patricia Enger; infant grandson, Matthew Enger; and in-laws, Robert and Amelia Miller.
        Arrangements are with Sturm Funeral Home in St. James. You may send the family condolences online at http://www.sturmfh.com.
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