Agnes Hedstrom, 102

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 14, 2010

The funeral service for Agnes Hedstrom, 102, of Albert Lea, will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Salem Lutheran Church, Albert Lea. The Rev. Rolf Wangberg will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the church. Memorials are preferred to Salem Lutheran Church or the donor’s choice.
Agnes died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, at Albert Lea Medical Center.
Agnes Oakland Hedstrom was born March 14, 1907, to Peter and Marie (Teigland) Oakland in Odin. She was baptized in her home and confirmed at Liberty Lutheran Church in Rake, Iowa. She graduated in 1924 from Rake, Iowa then moved to Albert Lea and worked at the American Gas Co. She was married to Elmer Hedstrom in Sioux Falls, S.D., on Sept. 9, 1933. Agnes was a member of Salem Lutheran Church and a member of Sew ‘N Tell and Lydia Circle. She also volunteered at St. John’s Nursing Home with the Therapy Group for 13 years. She worked 20 years at the Albert Lea Bakery.
Agnes was preceded in death by her parents, Peter and Marie Oakland; husband, Elmer; two brothers; three sisters-in-law; and two brothers-in-law.
Agnes is survived by two sons: Paul (Rebecca) Hedstrom of Tucson, Ariz., and Gary (Suzanne) Hedstrom of Minneapolis; grandchildren: Michael Hedstrom of Tucson, Ariz., Nadine (Robert)Constantino of Tucson, Ariz., Eric Hedstrom of Tempe, Ariz., Julie (Matt) Tschmper of Braham and Joni (Brett) Plueger of Minneapolis; great-grandchildren: Jamie Monk, Melissa Tschumper, Madison Tschumper, Brenna Knutson, Carter Plueger and Bryson Plueger; sister, Marjorie (Ernest) Jenson of Bode, Iowa; three nephews; and one niece. Agnes had many caring and loving friends.

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