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Novia Judith Strandquist

Novia Judith Minette Strandquist, age 87, of Mayer, died Thursday, Dec. 28, 2006 at the Elim Home in Watertown.

She was born May 21, 1919 in Osage City, Kans., the daughter of Arthur and Hannah Beckman Sutherland.

Novia Sutherland and Willard S. Strandquist were joined in holy marriage Oct. 16, 1943, at the Buffalo Evangelical Covenant Church. God blessed their marriage with three children.

The Strandquists engaged in dairy farming in Oster.

Novia was a faithful member of the Oster Covenant Church. She was very active at church, teaching Sunday school and Bible school, as a member of Ladies Aid, and sewing quilts.

She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Willard S. Strandquist; children, Larry (Linda) Strandquist of St. Louis Park, Judy (Darrell) Plucker of St. Bonifacius, and Jane (Thomas) Murray of Ramsey; and nine grandchildren, Heidi (Adam) Brachle, Aaron (Ginger) Murray, Thomas and Kyle Strandquist, Kristi, Michael, and Heather Plucker, and Jonathan and Jessica Murray.

Novia is further survived by her sisters, Louella (Harry) Johnson of Watertown, and Joyce (Doug) Erickson of Plymouth; a sister-in-law, Ruth (Calvin) Deidrick; a brother-in-law, Wallace Strandquist; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Hannah Sutherland; a sister, Audrey Strandquist; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, David and Esther Strandquist.

Funeral service took place Wednesday, Jan. 3 at 2 p.m. at the Oster Covenant Church with the Revs. Robert Ramphal and Paul Kling officiating. Mary Bailey was the accompanist for the funeral service. Special music was provided by Kathy Deidrick, Merijo Strandquist, and Heidi, and Adam Brachle.

Visitation was Tuesday, Jan. 2 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, and continued at the church Wednesday, one hour prior to the service.

Casket bearers were Thomas Strandquist, Kyle Strandquist, Adam Brachle, Michael Plucker, Aaron Murray, and Jonathan Murray.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family.

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