Wilma M. Herder

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Wilma M. Herder

Wilma M. Herder age 86 of Walnut Grove passed away Saturday, April 17, 2010 at the Sanford Tracy Medical Center.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at First English Lutheran Church in Walnut Grove.

Visitation will be held 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Walnut Grove Funeral Home.  Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.  Interment is in the Johnsonville Cemetery in Johnsonville Township.  The Walnut Grove Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Wilma Mae Herder was born on February 4, 1924 in Walnut Grove, MN to Samuel and Bertha (Klucking) Nelson.  She graduated from the Walnut Grove High School.  In 1942 she was united in marriage to Gustave Herder.  Gustave and Wilma took over the “homeplace” in Johnsonville Township where they farmed and attended Johnsonville Lutheran Church until Gustave’s death in 1960.  Wilma and her children then moved to Walnut Grove where she became a member of the English Lutheran Church.  For more than 35 years, she worked at Western Community Action.  Wilma had a great interest in farming, gardening, volunteering, and watching sports; especially baseball and football.  She also enjoyed talking on the phone and spending time with family.

Wilma is survived by her children: Carol (David) Arnt of Woodbury, MN, Janice Iverson of Hastings, MN, Joel (Melanie) Herder of Breckenridge, MN; daughter-in-law Barb Herder of Sioux Falls, SD; sister Eleanor Kuehl of So. St. Paul, MN; and many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Gustave; son Jerry; brothers: Kenneth, Lester, Walter, and Arthur; and sister Grace.  Wilma will truly be missed by her family and friends.


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