The Free Press, Mankato, MN

September 5, 2013

Elverda M. Bird

— Elverda M. Bird, age 73, of Henderson, died on Tuesday, September 3, 2013, at the Benedictine Living Community in St. Peter, MN.  Funeral services will be on Saturday, September 7, 2013, 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Henderson.  Visitation will be at the church on Saturday morning from 9-11 a.m.  Interment will be in Brown Cemetery, Henderson.  Rev. Heidi Wallace will officiate the services.

 Elverda was born on April 7, 1940, to George and Eleanor (Dieckmann) Otto in Blakeley, (Keystone Township, Scott County).  She married Willard Bird on October 1, 1955, at Centennial Lutheran Church in Henderson.  She enjoyed sewing, playing bingo and spending time with family.

 She is survived by her husband, Willard; Children, Marcella (Francis) Bartz of Le Sueur, Cindy (Larry) Hoppe of Le Sueur, Kevin Bird of Henderson and his fiance`e, Linda Piotter of Gaylord and Ardella (Steve) Friezen of Arlington; Grandchildren,    Deanna and Bekah Hoppe and several step-grandchildren & great-grandchildren.

 She is preceded in death by her parents; baby girl; brother, Marvin Otto and son-in-law, Hans Ronning.