Marian Ingvaldson, 1931-2016

Published 9:45 am Monday, January 2, 2017

Marian Jean Ingvaldson, 85, of Ellendale passed away peacefully on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, at Field Crest Care Center in Hayfield. 

Marian was born Sept. 29, 1931, in Westfield Township in Dodge County, to John and Ida (Olstad) Hensrud. She attended Westfield Country School. Marian married her sweetheart, Lawrence Ingvaldson, on Feb. 24, 1951. Together the couple had two sons. She farmed alongside her husband and handled the books with great detail. Marian loved to keep up with current news and events. She was a very generous and caring person and overcame many health obstacles during her lifetime. Her love of the outdoors drew her to gardening, tending to her flowers and taking care of the lawn. Marian also loved birds, especially ducks and cardinals. She also loved cats and was an excellent cook. Her other hobbies included playing 500 and Hand and Foot, sewing, handiwork and taking casino trips, where she especially enjoyed the slot machines and the buffet. Marian moved to Field Crest Care Center in November 2016.

Marian Ingvaldson

Marian Ingvaldson

Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Lawrence, of Ellendale; her sons Douglas (Darise) of Owatonna and Darrell (Diane) of Austin; four grandchildren, Christina Ingvaldson of Owatonna, Patrick (Jenny) Ingvaldson of Owatonna, Nancy (Travis) Hamilton of Elkton and Anne Ingvaldson of Duluth; four great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law Ernie (Jean) Ingvaldson of Mesa, Arizona, Jerry (Karen) Ingvaldson of Dodge Center and LeRoy (Linda) Ingvaldson of Owatonna; sister-in-law, Marian Hensrud of Austin; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. 

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Marian was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Palmer, Irvin, Clifford and one brother in infancy; and her sister Olga and one sister in infancy.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Lutheran Church in Blooming Prairie. The Rev. Heidi Heimgartner will officiate.  Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in First Lutheran Cemetery in Blooming Prairie. Memorials can be directed to the American Diabetes Association or recipient of donor’s choice. Services are prearranged and performed by Worlein Blooming Prairie Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at