Lela A. Vostad, 95, of Volga, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at the United Living Community in Brookings.
Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Lutheran Church in Volga. Burial is in the church cemetery. Visitation is prior to services, beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Eidsness Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Lela Annie (Gunderson) Vostad was born Nov. 11, 1917, at home in Victor Township, Marshall County to Gilbert O. and Carrie (Lono) Gunderson. She was baptized and confirmed at Trondhjem Norwegian Lutheran Church in Victor Township. She attended grade school at Victor Township No. 1. She attended her first two years of high school in Britton, working for her room and board in the home of a retired schoolteacher, Miss Frank. Lela spent her junior year in Madison and graduated from Rutland. On July 27, 1938, she married A. Harvey Vostad.
He died Dec. 31, 1996. Lela worked at Tupper Pharmacy and the Volga V Store. She was a wonderful seamstress, making most of her own clothes and those of her girls when they were young. She then went on to sew for the grandchildren and made doll clothes and doll furniture for their Barbies. Lela and Harvey enjoyed dancing and playing cards or just enjoying Saturday evening coffee with friends.
Lela was a member of First Lutheran Church in Volga, where she was active in WELCA and the quilting group. She also belonged to an Extension club and sewing groups.
Survivors include her daughters, Carol (Larry) Hasvold of Fox River Grove, Ill., and Marcia (Larry Watson) Thompson of Volga; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandsons; three step-great-great-grandchildren; special family friends Marty and Kelly Radi and their daughters Brooke and Karen; a sister, Edna Jean Alfson, of Brookings; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband; two brothers, Alfred and Edwin; and three sisters, Rosella Bergjord, Eva Johnson and Gladys Jones.