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Edith Lorraine Ouverson

Edith Lorraine Ouverson, age 75 of Delano, died Saturday, July 8, 2006 at the Park View Care Center in Buffalo.

She was born July 28, 1930, the youngest of nine children born to Edward and Pauline (Christianson) Paulson in Lakefield, Minn. Edith was baptized at the West Belmont Lutheran Church Aug. 17, 1930.

From Lakefield, the family moved to Windom, then back to Lakefield, and in March of 1941, they moved to Canby. In 1948, Edith graduated from Canby High School.

Edith was united in marriage to Clarence Ouverson June 11, 1949. To this union, three children were born: Janice, David, and Joanne.

Edith was a hard worker, always on hand when there was a job to be done, on the farm or anywhere else. She was a devoted wife and mother, and a supporter of Delano High School basketball.

She loved all of her friends at the Watertown Senior Citizens group, and enjoyed traveling, meeting new people, reminiscing with old friends, and feeding everyone.

Edith is survived by her daughters, Jan and Joe Kittock of Delano, and Joanne and Kevin Baumgartner of Aitkin; grandsons Staff Sergeant Joe and Shannon Kittock of Hinesville, Ga., John and Jacob Kittock of Delano, David Baumgartner of Boston, Mass., and Matt, Eric, Alex, and Todd Baumgartner of Aitkin; and great-grandchildren Joey, Eve, and Aaron Kittock.

She is further survived by sisters Hazel Bowman of Richfield, and Delores Halvorson of Madison.

Edith was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence; son David; parents Edward and Pauline Paulson; brothers Paul, Ernest, and Henry; and sisters Esther, Lillian, and Murial.

Funeral services were Wednesday, July 12 at 11 a.m. at the Light of Christ Lutheran Church in Delano with the Rev. Lee Hallstrom officiating. Interment was in the Delano Public Cemetery.

Visitation was Tuesday, July 11 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Iten Funeral Home in Delano, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, and continued Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church, prior to the funeral service.

Casket bearers were Charlie Nelson, Duane Johnson, Dick Pageau, Kevin Halvorson, Colin Paulson, and Steve Ouverson.

Arrangements were by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.

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