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Mary Fordahl, age 83, of Winsted, died on Friday, Aug. 10, 2001, at St. Mary's Care Center in Winsted.
Mary Anderson was born on Feb. 13, 1918, in Aastad Township, Ottertail County, to Erland and Sophie (Erlandson) Anderson. She was baptized and confirmed at the Rock Prairie Lutheran Church. She grew up on the family farm in Aastad Township and attended school at District No. 64.
She lived in Hutchinson until 1960, when she returned to the Fergus Falls area to care for her mother.
In 1967, she returned to Hutchinson and in 1990, moved to Glencoe. She became a resident of St. Mary's Care Center in Winsted in July 2000.
Mary loved the outdoors and enjoyed flowers, picnics at the lake, reading, and spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Anton, Elmer, Glen, and Martin Anderson; and sisters, Ida Olson and Selma Anderson.
Survivors include her children, Gay Ewald of Eagan, Gene Fordahl of Minneapolis, Linda (Roger) Wagoner of Pensacola, Fla., and Linnell (Gary) Stoeckmann of Winsted; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Corinne Ritz of Wisconsin; and a brother, Edwin Anderson of Fergus Falls.
Funeral services for Mary Fordahl, were conducted on Wednesday, Aug. 15, from the Rock Prairie Lutheran Church in rural Elbow Lake, with the Rev. Dan Cole officiating
The Erickson-Smith Funeral Home of Elbow Lake handled the arrangements.
Howard Lake-Waverly Herald & Winsted-Lester Prairie