Ada Kuethe, 1937-2019

Published 1:00 am Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Funeral services for Ada I. Kuethe, 81, of Albert Lea will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Concordia Lutheran Church of Pickerel Lake. The Revs. Katelyn Rakotoarivelo and Don Malinsky will officiate. Interment will be at Concordia Pickerel Lake Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church Thursday. Online condolences are welcome at

Ada Kuethe

Ada died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, at St. John’s Lutheran Community.

Ada Ione (Noland) Kuethe was born Sept. 24, 1937, in Albert Lea, the daughter of Harlan and Myrtle (Johnson) Noland. She attended school in Hayward and then graduated from Albert Lea High School.

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On Nov. 28, 1957, Ada was united in marriage to Ronald Kuethe at United Methodist Church in Albert Lea. The couple farmed in Pickerel Lake Township. She was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church of Pickerel Lake. Ada enjoyed camping with friends and family, especially going on Conger campouts as well as drives up north with Ronnie. She loved music — particularly Lawrence Welk and Danielle O’Donnell, dancing, gardening and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She regularly volunteered with the bike-a-thon and at Naeve Hospital.

Ada is survived by her children Lori (Wayne) Ladwig, Rhonda (Mark) Tufte, Brenda (David) Sorenson, Paula (Dan) Devlaeminck, David Kuethe and Lisa (Jake) Schleisman; grandchildren and great-grandchildren Greg (Jenny) Ladwig, Logan and Lindsey, Matt (Emily) Tufte, Carson, Brady, Jaxson and Ryan, Kyle Johnson, Emily Johnson, Heidi Tufte, Wyatt Ladwig, Justin, Katelyn and Penelope Tufte, and Amber, Erica and Jacob Schleisman; sister, Shirley Eustis; and brother-in-law, Gayle (Vicki) Kuethe.

Ada was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald; parents Harlan and Myrtle; stepmother, Kay; stepbrother, David; sisters-in-law Kathy Kuethe and Delphine Drommerhausen; and brother-in-law, Dale Drommerhausen.