The Free Press, Mankato, MN

Obituaries

March 18, 2011

Erwin Sletta

MADELIA — Butternut — Erwin Sletta, 81, of Madelia, formerly of rural Lake Crystal, died Thursday, March 17, 2011, at the Luther Memorial Home in Madelia. Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 21 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Butternut with Rev. Gene Alms officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Schmucker Funeral Service of Hanska is handling the arrangements.

Erwin Arthur Sletta, the son of Joseph and Stella (Harbo) Sletta, was born July 16, 1929, in LaSalle. Erv attended country school in Butternut and grew up on the family farm in that area. He never married but was very devoted to his parents and spent his entire life at their command where they excelled in raising turkeys. Erv entered the Luther Memorial Home in October 2007 where he was a model resident and enjoyed visiting friends and watching the birds in their aviary.

Survivors include his cousins Evelyn (Shelly) Current of Minneapolis, Frances (Sletta) Schlosser of Brooklyn Center, Aimee Sletta of New Ulm, Arlene Stolen of Greeley, CO, Rev. Everett Tande of Missoula, MT, Orris, Mark and Grant Sletta all of Hanska, Everel (Sletta) Ringnell of Fairmont; special friends Tim Fineran of Lake Crystal, Irene (Sletta) Poole of Mankato, Arlo Harbo of Lake Crystal, and Sammy Harbo, Jr. of Fairbanks, AK.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

May he rest in peace.

www.schmuckerfuneralservice.com

 

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