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May R. Monson, 88

Apr 4, 2010

Blue Earth — May Rose Borglum Monson, age 88, of Blue Earth, passed away on March 27, 2010, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center, in Blue Earth. Funeral Services were held March 31, 2010, at North Blue Earth Lutheran Church, in Brush Creek Township. The Rev. Steve Bohling and Rev. Patricia Hinkie officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home assisted the family with the arrangements.

May was born May 27, 1921, in rural Easton, the daughter of John and Karla (Pedersen) Borglum. She graduated from Frost High School in 1940. She then attended Normal School in Blue Earth, and taught country school for a number of years. She was a teacher, a homemaker, and a professional volunteer. On June 26, 1948, she married Elwood Monson at the North Blue Earth Lutheran Church. To this union, five children were born. In 1976, Elwood passed away. May moved off the farm and into Blue Earth in 1981.

May volunteered with the United Hospital Auxiliary, Rainbow Food Co-op, St. Luke’s Auxiliary, and the Faribault County Historical Society. She was superintendant of North Blue Earth Sunday School, and held many offices, including president, of the church women. She was nominated for Senior Citizen of the Year at the Faribault County Fair. She was a farmer’s wife, an avid walker and loved to ride bicycle. May enjoyed watching her grandchildren’s activities, including sports and music.

May is survived by her children, Rose (Doug) Roberts, of Omaha, Neb., Janine (Steve) Pilcher, of Blue Earth; Erik (Susie) Monson, of Bricelyn, Karla (Gene) Tukua, of Hartland, Donna (Ronnie) Bartness, of Hartland; ten grandchildren, Daniele (Timothy), Arlette (Ryan), Stephanie (Ryan), Jonathan, Spencer, Luke, Naomi (Chris), Seth, Thomas, and Timothy; nine great-grandchildren, McKenna, Olivia, Aniston, Cameran, Ellis, Ethan, Zachary, Jakob, and Audyn. She is also survived by brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Phillip and Sonia Monson, of Blue Earth; sisters-in-law, Katie Borglum, of Mankato and Marian Borglum, of Frost; brother, Leo Borglum, of Neb.; and many nieces, nephews and their families.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Karla; her husband, Elwood; grandson, John Roberts; brothers, Harry Borglum and Henry ‘Hank’ Borglum; older sister, May Rose Borglum; parents-in-law, Edward and Marie Monson; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Phyllis and Bob Burns.

May peacefully went to her eternal home with all of her family lovingly by her side.

Memorials are preferred to the North Blue Earth Lutheran Church.