Published 12:00 am Monday, August 11, 2008
Funeral services for Almon N. Sather, 89, of Glenville, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Round Prairie Lutheran Church. The Rev. Tammy Dahlvang will officiate. Burial will be at Round Prairie Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the services at the church.
Almon died on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008, at Albert Lea Medical Center.
Almon N. Sather was born on July 2, 1919, in Elbow Lake, the son of Juel and Gena (Rovang) Sather. He was baptized in the Norwegian Lutheran Church. In 1924 the family moved to the farm in Freeman Township. He attended District 47 Wadsworth School and graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1937. Almon was united in marriage to Dorothy Wilhelm on Oct. 11, 1942, at the Glenville parsonage. The couple farmed together on their present farmstead. Almon served as president and treasurer of Round Prairie Lutheran Church as well as Sunday school teacher and singing in the choir and men’s quartet for many years. After the death of Dorothy, Almon took classes in peer counseling from Bernice Sipple and Harold Carroll and began sharing his talents. He also had a great interest in hand corn husking contests and singing in Norwegian.
Almon is survived by his children: Irving (Nancy) Sather of Albert Lea and their children, Gabriel (Marsha) Sather and their children, Ruth, Caleb and Hannah, Elliot Pagel (Juli) and children, Jaden and Elise and Chandra (Ben) Sather Gessner and Cameron Sather, Wayne Sather of Glenville, Laurie (Debra) Sather of Albert Lea and children Rozamond Sather, Myia (Ricky) Young and daughter Peyton and Tristan (Jennifer Christenson) Sather, Neil (Renae) of Glenville and their children, Aberdeen, Evin and Karl Sather; sisters, Gert Ness of Albert Lea, Adeline and husband Duane Muri of Rochester and brother, Milo Sather of Las Angeles, Calif.
Almon was preceded in death by his parents; infant sister, Venita Irene; and loving wife, Dorothy.