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Rev Father Anthony John Stubeda

November 12, 1958 — April 29, 2024

Marshall

Mass of Christian Burial for Rev. Father Anthony J. Stubeda, 65, of Marshall, will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 6, 2024, at St. Philip Catholic Church in Litchfield, MN.  Visitation will be Sunday, May 5, 2024, from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. with a parish prayer service at 7:00 p.m. followed by a Spanish Rosary at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Marshall.   Visitation will continue on Monday from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at St. Philip Catholic Church in Litchfield.   Interment will follow the service at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Litchfield.  A livestream of the service will be available on https://www.facebook.com/people/Shepherd-Of-Souls-AFC/100069068800296/.

Anthony John “Tony” Stubeda was born on November 12, 1958, in Litchfield, to Wallace and Pauline (Fink) Stubeda.  He grew up in Litchfield and graduated from Litchfield High School.  Tony obtained his Baccalaureate Degree from the St. Thomas University in St. Paul and obtained his Master of Divinity Degree from St. Thomas Seminary.  He was ordained into the Priesthood on June 1, 1985 in Litchfield.  Father Tony served as a Catholic Priest at several different parishes within the Diocese of New Ulm.  He was a beloved priest who will be remembered for his kindness and compassion.   Father Tony was recognized for his passion to the Hispanic community.  Some of his accomplishments include Diocese of New Ulm Distinguished Service Award, City of New Ulm Human Rights Award, Region IX MSSA Distinguished Service Award, Founding Director of the Office of Hispanic Ministry, two-year president of the Catholic Migrant Farmworkers Network and Designer and Coordinator of the Crossroads of Friendship.  Most recently, Father Tony was serving as Pastor of Bread of Life Faith Community including Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Marshall, St Mary’s Catholic Church in Cottonwood, St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Tracy and St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Milroy.

Father Tony died on Monday, April 29, 2024, under hospice care and surrounded by family at his residence in Marshall.  He is survived by his siblings Doug (Pat Taylor) Stubeda of Lutsen, Alice (Doug) Peipus of St. Cloud, Stephanie (Jon) Leininger of St. Paul, Jean (Dan Hesterman) Johnson of St. Cloud, Marty (Chris) Stubeda of Radcliff, KY, Stanley Stubeda of Litchfield, MN; nieces and nephews Jennifer (Chad) Hartman, Allison (Andrew) Harmer, Matthew (Melissa) Leininger, Sam (Amber) Johnson, Peter Johnson (Amanda Winter), Katrina (Travis) Daul, Angela (Brendan) McMahon, Jason Stubeda (Grace Hooker), Kimberly (Anthony) Gardner, Alex Stubeda, Tasha (Dylan) Koll, close friend Jenner Herrera and other extended family and friends.   He was preceded in death by his parents Wallace and Pauline Stubeda and two brothers and one sister in infancy.

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