Claryce Arleen Lundahl, age 75, of Braham, passed away peacefully in her sleep at home Monday, Feb. 9, 2015.
She was born Aug. 8, 1939, at home in Maple Ridge Township, Isanti County, to Harvey and Ida (Siewert) Splittstoser.
Claryce was a farm girl and graduated from Braham High School in 1957.
She started working at the Park Cafe in Braham at age 14, and continued in various jobs until she started her career in the Braham schools as a cook, where she worked for more than 20 years.
Claryce married Howard Lundahl in 1959, and they raised four boys. Howard and Claryce lived in the Twin Cities and Fargo, ND, before settling on a farm in Braham, where they’ve lived for the last 39 years. There, they raised their boys and taught them the values and importance of hard work and family.
Claryce attended St. Stephens Lutheran Church in Braham, where she was confirmed and was an active member. Her faith led her to serve others. She did this by volunteering at Tusen Tack in Braham, and serving Meals on Wheels. She also traveled to Ukraine to help at an orphanage, to Africa for a medical mission trip, and to Canada on a mission for Bible school.
She was an un-official adopted mom to many people in need. Claryce was the kind of person who was non-judgmental, and accepting and supportive of those going through hard times. So many people called her “ma;” she was cherished and well loved by all who knew her.
Claryce was preceded in death by her parents; her brother Robert; and twin sister Corrine.
She is survived by her husband, Howard; sons, Kim, Karl (Bonnie), Kendall (Tracy) and Kurt; grandchildren Kristie (Nick) Block, Lacy (Torsten) Wolff, Laura Storkamp, and Adam, Kyle, Kori, and Kami Lundahl; great-grandchildren Addy Mae, Charly, Marshall, Colton, Ruger, and Milo; siblings, Ordeen (Merilyn) Splittstoser, Geraleen (Donald) Westerberg, and Glorian Hein; many nieces, nephews, and other relatives; and many friends.
A memorial service took place Friday, Feb 13 at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in Braham.
Arrangements were by the Rock Ingebrand Funeral Home; www.aifuneralhome.com.