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Frances M. Bolstad, 94

Frances M. “Fran” Bolstad, 94, of Austin, died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin.

Frances Bolstad

Fran was born Jan. 22, 1917, in Springfield, Minn., to Frank and Frances Groebner. She graduated from Springfield High School and took a post graduate course in Business. Fran worked at State Bank of Springfield and University Bank in Minneapolis before her marriage. On May 8, 1943, she was united in marriage to Vernon J. Bolstad of New Ulm.

Fran enjoyed her family and friends. She liked the outdoors, hiked and did lots of walking. Fran also golfed, bowled and played cards. She was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church and St. Cecelia Unit.

Survivors include her husband, Vernon Bolstad, Austin; two sons, Robert Bolstad, New Hope, John Bolstad, La Crosse, Wis.; brother, Max Groebner, New Ulm; sister-in-law, Maxine Lilja, Monticello; brother-in-law, Andrew Fredrickson, Minneapolis; many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; four brothers and four sisters.

A Celebration of Life for Fran will be 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, at the Cedars of Austin Community Room. Spring interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St. Augustine Catholic Church or the Salvation Army.

Arrangements by Mayer Funeral Home.