Louise Malmberg

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Louise MalmbergLouise Malmberg, age 91, of Walnut Grove, died on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Prairie View Senior Living in Tracy.  Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Walnut Grove. Visitation is 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Walnut Grove Funeral Home.  Visitation will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.  Burial will be in the Walnut Grove Cemetery.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stephensfuneralservice.com. Stephens Funeral Service – Walnut Grove Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Katherine Louise (Carter) Malmberg was born January 14, 1923, in Walnut Grove, Minnesota to Charles and Ada (Hahn) Carter.  She attended country school and then Walnut Grove High School, graduating in 1940. She went on to Gustavus Adolphus College and the University of Minnesota in St. Paul where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in home economics and was a member of Phi Upsilon Omicron National Honor Society in Family and Consumer Sciences.   She taught high school home economics in Nicollet, Lakefield, and Fairmont, Minnesota.  On November 22, 1953, Louise was united in marriage to Arthur Malmberg of Walnut Grove.  Together they farmed southwest of Walnut Grove and were wonderful parents for their four children.  Louise and Art were avid gardeners and readers, and long-time leaders in the Holly All-Stars 4-H Club.  In later years, she and Art attended over a dozen Elderhostels around the country. They thoroughly enjoyed spending time with their grandchildren, planning interesting projects and activities to do with them, and watching them mature.  Louise was a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Walnut Grove, where she spent many active years as a Sunday School teacher, ELCW member and officer, and as a participant in Bible studies, Synod activities, quilting, and in-reach groups.  After their family was grown, Louise was a reading tutor and hospice volunteer and participated in the Holly women’s Extension group.  Louise touched many lives with her genuine smile, her gifts of kindness, acceptance and hospitality, and her positive and generous spirit.
Louise is survived by her four children:  Jim (Karen) of Walnut Grove, Kathy (Terry Foecke) of Minneapolis, Dale (Merna) of Walnut Grove, and Kristin (Tom Pitchford) of Bloomington; 10 grandchildren; and 2 great grandchildren. She is also survived by sisters- and brother-in-law Janice Carter of Tracy, Jeane Carter of Tracy, Arvid and Willadene Malmberg of Wayne, NE, and Doris Vadla of Cleveland, OH; and many nieces and nephews.  She is preceded in death by her husband Art, parents Charles and Ada Carter, infant sister Marjory, and brothers Paul, Leonard, Charles, and Jim.

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  1. Julie Buyck says:

    Kathy and family – My sister Deb just sent me an email and let me know about your mom. What a wonderful lady – I was so glad I got to reconnect with her at the assisted living in Walnut Grove while my dad was there. God bless you all at this difficult time. Julie (Prins) Buyck

  2. Joel Maurer says:

    My sympathy to the entire Malmberg family, especially Dale and Mirna. I just logged on to view my dad’s funeral
    arrangements and saw your mother’s. I know you were close and worked together as long as physically possible.
    I am sure she was ready as was my father. He would have had to move into a nursing home if he had survived his
    colon surgery.
    Best of luck to all of you .
    Joel Maurer

  3. Beth Ziemke Davidann says:

    Aloha to the Malmberg family,

    I have wonderfully fond memories of your mom Louise. I always enjoyed visiting with her and learning lots of helpful food preparation techniques at our 4-H gatherings!

    May your time together be blessed with happy memories that bring comfort and healing from the loss of your mom.

    Take good care,
    Beth

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