The Free Press, Mankato, MN

Obituaries

September 11, 2013

Harriet Oftedahl

—   Harriet Oftedahl, age 96, of New Berlin, Wisconsin and formerly of Alma City, died peacefully on Friday, September 6, 2013, at the Heritage at Deer Creek Senior Living in New Berlin.

 Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2013, at 10:00 a.m., at the St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Alma City, with the Rev. Keith Bilitz, officiating.  Interment will be held at the Alma City Cemetery.

 Visitation will be held at the Arnoldt-McRaith Funeral Home & Crematory of Janesville on Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. and for one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday morning.

 Harriet Clara Augusta, the daughter of Emil and Emma (Brandenburg) Krueger, was born on May 28, 1917, in Alton Township, Waseca County.  She attended grade school in Alma City and later graduated from Pemberton High School.  Harriet then continued her education at Mankato State Teachers College to receive her teaching degree in 1936. After her children were older she returned to college to receive her B.S. in Education.  On June 20, 1940, Harriet was united in marriage to Lawrence "Pete" Oftedahl at the St. John's Lutheran Church in Alma City and were married for fifty six years.  They were blessed with three children.

 Harriet taught at rural schools in both Alma City and in St. Clair for a number of years prior to teaching at Pemberton Elementary for nineteen years, where she retired in 1979.  She enjoyed being active in the Ladies Aide at St. John's, the Retired Teachers Association, and the Night Owls Extension Club.  Over the years she at Pete loved to dance, travel, and playing cards. After living in the Alma City area for over eighty years,  Harriet has resided at the Heritage at Deer Creek Senior Living in Wisconsin to be closer to family.

 She is survived by her children, Steve (Renate) Oftedahl of Issaquah, WI, Dennis (Janice) Oftedahl of Edmonds, WI, and Susan (Kent) Nance of New Berlin, WI; her five grandchildren, two great grandchildren, three step grandchildren, and five step great grandchildren, and by other family members and friends,

 She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Pete in 1996, and by her sisters and brothers-in-law.

 For guest book and further information, please visit

 McRaithFuneralHome.com  

 

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Obituaries
  • Mae Stubbs.JPG Mae Cecilia Stubbs

    Mae Cecilia Stubbs, age 86 of Franklin, MN formerly of Mankato, died Sunday, July 27, 2014 at the St. Cloud Hospital.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • marlynn vanlandingham.JPG Marlynn D. Vanlandingham

    Marlynn D. Vanlandingham, age 70, of Fairchild, WI, died Friday, July 18, 2014, at Mayo Hospital in Rochester, MN. Private services will be held.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ron Brubaker.JPG Ronald Eugene Brubaker Sr

    Ronald Eugene Brubaker Sr., age 66, of Mankato, died Sunday, July 27, 2014, at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • John Hennessey Graif

    John Hennessey Graif, age 88, of Mankato, died peacefully Monday, February 24, 2014 at Laurel's Peak with family by his side.

    July 29, 2014

  • Orris Sletta.jpg Orris Sletta

    Orris Sletta, 82, of Hanska, died Friday, July 25, 2014, at the Luther Memorial Home in Madelia.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ronald Brubaker

     Ronald Brubaker, 66 of Mankato died July 27, 2014 at VA Medical Center in Minneapolis.

    July 28, 2014

  • Rita LaBelle - O.JPG Rita S. LaBelle

      Rita S. LaBelle, age 80 of Le Sueur, died Sunday, July 27, 2014 at the Minnesota Valley Health Center in Le Sueur.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Brian Rykhus - O.JPG Brian James Rykhus

    Brian James Rykhus, 48, of Houston, MN formerly of Mankato, died Friday, July 25, 2014 at his home.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Gerald Gordon Donelan

    Gerald Gordon Donelan,  85 of Waseca, died on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.

    July 28, 2014

  • Eloise Keltgen - O.JPG Eloise "Lois" Keltge

      Eloise "Lois" Keltgen 92, of New Ulm died Friday, July 25, 2014 at the Sleepy Eye Care Center in Sleepy Eye.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo