Edward Ourada

Edward Ourada

Walnut Grove Funeral Home – Walnut Grove, MN


Edward A. Ourada

Edward A. Ourada age 86 of Walnut Grove passed away Saturday, June 11, 2011 at Sanford Tracy Medical Center. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 16 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Walnut Grove. 

Visitation is 4:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday AT THE CHURCH with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m., and will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday.  Interment is in Calvary Catholic Cemetery.  Stephens Funeral Service – Walnut Grove Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. 

Edward A. Ourada was born October 4, 1924 on the family farm in Westline Township, Redwood County, Minnesota to Anton and Rose (Benedict) Ourada.  He received the sacraments at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Walnut Grove.  Edward attended country school north of Walnut Grove, and graduated from Walnut Grove High School in 1942.  He went to work for Lad’s Blacksmith Shop, and then the Flax Plant in Windom.  Edward was united in marriage to Arlis Jackels on April 19, 1949 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church (the old church).  He was a loving and faithful husband for 62 years.  He farmed with his father-in-law before farming on his own.  After his retirement from farming, Edward moved to town in 1982.  He then worked for Sell Brothers and later Chassis Liner.  Edward was a member of the Lucan Lions, Walnut Grove City Council, and was a lifetime member of St. Paul’s Church where he served as an usher.  Edward spent time woodworking, reading, fishing, and bird watching.  He enjoyed traveling the country to visit family, bicycling, walking, and gardening.  He loved spending time with his family, especially going to their events and activities. 

Edward is survived by Arlis; nine children: Eileen (Jeff) Olson of Aurora, CO, Rita (Mitch) Einarson of Sudbury, VT, Teresa (Fran) VanDeWiele of Lake Sarah, Duane (Kari) of Bloody Lake, Larry (Candy) of Colorado Springs, CO, Linda (Dan) Burns of St. Paul, Deanna McNamee of Colorado Springs, CO, Sandra Cooreman of Tracy, and Bette Jo (Brad) Snyder of Milroy; 28 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren; brother Dr. Anthony Ourada of Spencer, IA, and many other relatives and friends.  He is preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter Ashley Snyder; three brothers: Lad, Frank, and Steve Ourada; two sisters: Rose Henderickson and Agnes Ourada; sons-in-law Marvin Young and Dean McNamee; and grand son-in-law Chris Hannasch.


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