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Elda B. Ogren, 100

Jan 5, 2009

Lake Crystal — Elda Blanche Ogren, age 100, of Lake Crystal, died Dec. 17, 2008, at Immanuel St. Joseph’s Hospital in Mankato.

Funeral service was held Dec. 20, 2008, at the Church of Christ, Mankato. Ron Maynard officiated.

A second service was held Dec. 22, 2008, at the Slininger-Rossow Funeral Home, Jefferson, Iowa. Burial was in Wright Cemetery, rural Jefferson.

Elda was born Nov. 2, 1908, to George Henry and Elsie (McClurg) Hartwigsen in Carroll County, Iowa. She graduated from Jefferson High School, Jefferson. Elda was united in marriage to Albert J. Ogren on Feb. 21, 1931, at the Church of Christ in Jefferson. Albert died on Nov. 13, 1989. Elda was a homemaker for her family. She was a member of the Church of Christ, Mankato and Laugh and Learn Extension Club of rural Lake Crystal for many years. She enjoyed crocheting afghans for her whole family, quilting, embroidery and handwork.

Elda is survived by five children, Al (Dale) Ogren of Buhl, Eldon (Faye) Ogren of Lawrenceville, Ga., Elizabeth (Duane) Stinchfield of Chisholm, Eleanor (Roger) Anderson of Lake Crystal and Dick (Mary) Ogren of Ashby, Neb.; 20 grandchildren, 49 great grandchildren, six great great grandchildren; two sisters, Wyona Zachow of Elk Point, S.D. and Inez (Raymond) Maile of Vinton, Iowa; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Elda was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter Judy Greger and husband, Elden; four sisters, Vera, Edna, Thelma and Ruth; three brothers, Ira, Vern and Ray; four great grandchildren.