Twyla Hungerford, 71, died at her home in Slayton, Minn., on Thursday, April 4, 2013, after a courageous six-year battle with cancer.
Memorial services are at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Christ Lutheran Church in Slayton with the Rev. Ted Kunze officiating. Burial is private.
Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Christ Lutheran Church in Slayton and also one hour prior to the services at the church on Monday.
Twyla Hungerford was born July 13, 1941, in Slayton, Minn., to Richard and Ruth Johnson Rongstad.
She was baptized and confirmed at Our Saviorís Lutheran Church in Dovray, Minn. Twyla attended Westbrook High School graduating in 1959.
Following graduation she attended Minnesota School of Lab and X-ray technician. Following graduation she worked at the Slayton Clinic for doctorís Pierson, Nywall and Bader.
On Feb. 22, 1963, she and Darrell Hungerford were married at Our Saviorís Lutheran Church. Following their marriage they made their home in Slayton and raised their two sons.
In 1983 they purchased their own hardware business and also started Slayton Plumbing and Heating, which they owned and operated together until 1991 when they sold the business.
They remained with Slayton Plumbing and Heating until 2006 when they retired. Twyla was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Slayton where she served as church organist for more than 45 years. Twyla also taught Sunday school, release time and summer Bible school and was active in the W.E.L.C.A.
She and Darrell enjoyed many trips to places like Norway, Germany, Alaska and Florida.
Twyla enjoyed music, watching the Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Vikings, coffee with friends, feeding and watching the birds and squirrels, and her two golden retrievers. Twyla will be remembered for her giving heart and loyalty to family and friends.
Survivors include her husband, Darrell Hungerford of Slayton, Minn.; two sons, Dr. Todd Hungerford of Chicago and Dr. Chad Hungerford and Rebecca Junck of Brookings; four sisters and their spouses, Marilyn (David) Erickson of Hayfield, Minn., Maydelle and (Gene) Kronback of Westbrook, Minn., Clarice (Tom) Kappes of Slayton and Kristen (John) Hansen of Currie, Minn.; family friend, Jim Nawrocke of Chicago and several nieces, nephews, and friends.
She was preceded in death by a nephew, Kyle Erickson.
Totzke Funeral Home of Slayton is entrusted with arrangements. In lieu of flowers memorial may be directed to Christ Lutheran Church, Slayton or Murray County Hospice, Slayton. To send condolences visit totzkefuneralhome.com.