Bernard 'Bernie' William Musty, 91, of Chatfield, died April 2, 2013, at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield.

Bernard William Musty was born July 28, 1921, in Mazeppa, to Hubert and Elizabeth (Hinds) Musty. He attended school through the 8th grade. On Sept. 26, 1945, he married Darthelda Meyer in Mazeppa. He worked for several farmers in the Mazeppa and Zumbro Falls area. The couple moved to Chatfield in 1951. He worked for the Minnesota Highway Department, where he was a maintenance worker. After retirement he worked for Griffin Construction for several years.

He was a member of the Eagles Club, the highway union, and St. Mary's Catholic Church in Chatfield.

He loved to do yard work and garden and his produce was shared with many. He and Dorthelda wintered in Florida where they made many new friends. He especially loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Dorthelda of Chatfield; one daughter, Louise (Ray) McCready of Cherry Grove; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sons, James and Michael; two brothers; and one sister.

The Funeral service was held Friday, April 5, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Chatfield, with the Rev. Patrick Arens officiating. Burial will be in Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery in Mazeppa.

Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield assisted the family with arrangements.

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