Edgar Schuft, 87, formerly of Arlington


Edgar R. Schuft, age 87, formerly of Arlington, died in Prior Lake on Wednesday, Aug. 30.
The Memorial Service was held at Zion Lutheran Church, Arlington, at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 4. Pastor Deborah Dawson officiated the services.
Edgar was born to Erich and Martha (Tietz) Schuft in Penn Township, McLeod County, on May 7, 1930. Edgar was baptized as an infant on June 1, 1930, and was later confirmed in his faith on June 18, 1944, both at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Penn Township. Edgar grew up in a bilingual home speaking and reading both German and English. He attended country school near his home and then graduated from Brownton High School in 1948. In 1953, Edgar was drafted by the United States Army. He had fond memories of being in the Army and often described his time in the service as his “college education.” Edgar married Delores Drews at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Moltke Township, Sibley County, on June 3, 1956. They enjoyed over 50 years of marriage until Delores’ death in 2006. The couple lived and farmed near Arlington, raising four daughters. They instilled in them the importance of faith, love, honesty, forgiveness, and a strong work ethic. Edgar was a member of Zion Lutheran Church. Edgar also owned his own Plumbing and Water Softener business, Rainy Water Conditioning. In 2014, Edgar moved from the farm to Keystone Senior Living in Prior Lake. While he received good care there, he missed being on the farm and tinkering in his shop. Edgar loved welding, building things, watching sports, and playing cards. He also enjoyed trips to casinos and dining at Kentucky Fried Chicken, but most of all, he treasured time with family and with his dear friend, Donna.
He is survived by his daughters, Heidi (Dan) Scott of Evergreen, Colo.; Amy (Dave) Pistulka of Shakopee,  and Amanda (Jay) Swenson of Prior Lake; seven grandchildren, Zachary (Kaylee) Livingston of Littleton, Colo., Elias Livingston of Bailey, Colo., Erich Pistulka of Shakopee, Andrew Pistulka of Winona, and Lydia, Kellen and Devon Swenson of Prior Lake; two great-grandchildren, Arielle and Zyler Livingston; and dear friend, Donna Reinitz of Glencoe. He is also survived by sisters, Doraine (Wallace) Carlson of Arlington, and RhoDella Grochow of Hutchinson; and sister-in-law, Donna Raitz of Commerce City, Colo.
He was joyfully greeted in heaven by his wife, Delores; daughter, Lisa (June 22, 1980); sister, Adeline; brothers, Melvin and Jerry; his parents and other family members, along with dear friends and neighbors. Blessed be his memory.

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