The Landsteiner Family

Blue Earth County
2011

The Landsteiner Family Farm was established in 1920 by August and Josephine Landsteiner. It was then passed down to son Bernard and his wife Dorothy who farmed with his father until 1957. Years later, Bernard’s sons Lawrence, James, and Paul entered the farming operation and farmed with Bernard until he retired in 1988.  Today the Landsteiner brothers grow corn, soybeans, wheat, and custom feed hogs for a local producer.  Even though Lawrence (the eldest brother) and his wife Joan retired from farming in 2008, Lawrence continues to help with most aspects of the operation.  Lawrence and Joan have two sons; Rich and Dale and three grandchildren.   Sons Jim and Paul along with their wives Jackie and Shellie continue to manage and operate the family farm.    Jim and Jackie have three children; Kate, Ted, and Jay.  Paul and Shellie have three daughters; Merrit, Molly, and Maddie.

Over the years, the brothers have served on various boards, including Danville Township, Festag committee in Minnesota Lake, Mapleton Nursing Home, St. Teresa’s Church Council, and the Soybean and Corn Growers Association.

blue earth, 2011

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