Ernie Ingvaldson, 1940-2019

Published 1:00 am Thursday, February 14, 2019

Memorial services for Ernie D. Ingvaldson, 78, of Albert Lea will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home. The Rev. Kent Otterman will officiate. Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home Saturday. Online condolences are welcome at

Ernie Ingvaldson

Ernie died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, at Mayo Clinic Hospital-St. Marys campus in Rochester.

Ernie Dale Ingvaldson was born March 10, 1940, in Newry Township in rural Freeborn County, the son of Melvin and Alma (Hendrickson) Ingvaldson. He attended a one-room schoolhouse in Newry Township until eighth grade and then graduated from Blooming Prairie High School in 1958.

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Ernie served in the U.S. Army and loved to tell the story that he bumped a general off a plane. On Jan. 28, 1966, Ernie was united in marriage to Jean Schubert in Clarks Grove. Ernie worked as a repairman for Northwestern Bell/U.S. West for 33 years. He enjoyed camping, fishing, cribbage, horseshoes, playing pool and driving through the Superstition Mountains in Arizona.

Ernie is survived by his wife of 53 years, Jean; children Dawn Ingvaldson and Troy (Patricia) Ingvaldson; grandchildren Zach Ingvaldson, Dustin Lee, Dallas Lee, Isaac Ingvaldson, Lucas (Nikki) Delafosse, Shawn Biggins, Alex Biggins and Kimberly Biggins; great-grandchildren Christian Lee, Kenna Delafosse, Macy Delafosse and Paul Biggins; brothers Jerry (Karen) Ingvaldson and Leroy (Linda) Ingvaldson; sisters-in-law Judi Schubert, Sandy (Curt) Rayman and Debbie (Willy) Dickenson; brothers-in-law Dave (Rose) Schubert and Jim (Kathy) Schubert; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Ernie was preceded in death by his parents Melvin and Alma; sisters Betty Ingvaldson and Marion (Clifford) Hensrud; brother, Lawrence (Marion) Ingvaldson; mother and father-in-law Reuben and Florence Schubert; and brother-in-law, Bob Schubert.