Laurel Herdina, 1923-2015

Published 9:37 am Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Funeral services for Laurel P. Herdina will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Salem Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. The Rev. Mark Boorsma will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at church. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery.

Laurel passed away Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, at St. John’s Care Center, while on hospice. She was born on Nov. 21, 1923, to Chester and Olga Jensen on a farm in Bancroft Township.

Laural Herdina

Laural Herdina

Laurel was married on Jan. 5, 1952, to Robert E. Herdina, who preceded her in death in 2010. She worked at Wilson & Co. for 35 years on the bacon line and she still loved bacon after all those years.

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Laurel was a loving mother and a great cook. Her homemade rolls, boiled raisin cookies and Special K bars were welcome at many church functions and family gatherings. Over the years Laurel made over 300 Christmas stockings for family members and friends.

Laurel is survived by her sons Larry Lahs (Mary), Bruce Herdina (Shari) and Steve Herdina (Linda); grandchildren Larry Lahs Jr. (Nancy), Laura Delano (Ken), Linda Meza, Katie Herdina, Anna Carpenter (David), Dawn Kelling and Phillip Herdina (Irma); nine great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; sisters Giny Nelson and Betty Bydg; brother, Rodney Jensen; sister-in-law, Carol (Dick) Mulcahey; brothers-in-law Don Herdina and Jerome Herdina; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Laurel was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert; sister, Beverly; mother-in-law, Caroline Herdina; and father-in-law, Henry Herdina.

Blessed be her memory.