Joseph “Joe” Herman Nathe, 59

Joseph “Joe” Herman Nathe, 59, of Elk River, died Monday, June 25, 2012, at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids.
He was born April 14, 1953, in Minneapolis, to Raymond and Veronica (Hoppe) Nathe.
He was a farmer and owner of Riverside Farms and 101 Market.
A memorial Mass was celebrated Friday, June 29 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Dayton, officiated by the Rev. Xavier Thelakkatt. A life celebration followed at Rockwood’s Banquet Center in Otsego. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Home of Anoka served the family.
Mr. Nathe is survived by wife, Maude; sons, Eric, Bryan and Craig; grandson, Ryker; siblings, Ronald (Julie), Marilyn (Erwin) Specht, Arlene (Jim) Fligge, Rosie King, David, Al and Kenneth (Julie); and nieces and nephews.