Peder A. Legried, 67, Oakland

Published 12:00 am Sunday, April 28, 2002

Funeral services for Peder A. Legried, 67, of Oakland, Minn., will be held on Tuesday, April 30, 2002 at 1:30 p.m. at the Oakland Lutheran Church, with The Rev. LaDonna Ekern will officiate. Burial will be at the Oakland Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 5-8 p.m. at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the services at the church.

Peder died Friday, April 26, 2002 at St. Marys Hospital following a lengthy illness.

Peder Arthur Legried was born on Jan. 3, 1935 in Bancroft Township, the son of Peder and Agnes (Anderson) Legried. He attended grade school at the Sumner School, District 28, and graduated from Austin High School in 1953. He attended Mankato State Teachers’ College for one year. Peder worked at Queen Stove Works, The Village (a steak house near Austin), Noland Brothers in Hayward, Holiday Inn in Albert Lea, Watkin’s Inc., Sheriff’s Boys Ranch in Austin and Streater in Albert Lea. On June 29, 1962 he was united in marriage to Jean Rae Schilling at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Myrtle. Peder has been a lifelong member of the Oakland Lutheran Church, where he taught Sunday School for many years. He enjoyed writing poetry, making jelly from wild fruit that he gathered, playing the piano, gardening and collecting Indian artifacts. Peder also enjoyed cooking.

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Survivors include his wife Jean of Oakland; a son, Virgil and wife Michele of Byron; grandchildren, Cody and Chelsey Legried of Maple Island; a former daughter-in-law, Tammy, of Maple Island; a brother, Howard and wife Lou Legried of New York Mills; a sister, Irene and husband Warren Mickelson of Mankato; a step-brother, Richard Marsh of Anoka; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

Peder was preceded in death by his parents and step-father, Enoch Marsh.