Marian Jean Ingvaldson, 85 

Published 7:01 am Sunday, January 1, 2017

Marian Jean Ingvaldson, 85, of Ellendale, Minnesota, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Dece. 29, 2016, at Field Crest Care Center in Hayfield.



Marian was born Sept. 29, 1931, in Westfield Township, Dodge County, Minnesota to John and Ida (Olstad) Hensrud. She attended Westfield Country School. Marian married her sweetheart Lawrence Ingvaldson on Feb. 24, 1951. Together the couple had two sons. She farmed alongside her husband, and handled the books with great detail. Marian loved to keep up with current news and events. She was a very generous and caring person, and overcame many health obstacles during her lifetime. Her love of the outdoors drew her to gardening, tending to her flowers and taking care of the lawn. Marian also loved birds, especially ducks and cardinals, not to mention her love of cats, and was an excellent cook. Her other hobbies included playing cards (500 and Hand & Foot), sewing, handiwork, and taking casino trips, where she especially enjoyed the slot machines and the buffet. Marian moved to Field Crest Care Center in November 2016.

Survivors include her husband of 65 years Lawrence of Ellendale; her sons, Douglas (Darise) of Owatonna and Darrell (Diane) of Austin; four grandchildren, Christina Ingvaldson and Patrick (Jenny) Ingvaldson, both of Owatonna, Nancy (Travis) Hamilton of Elkton, and Anne Ingvaldson of Duluth; four great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law, Ernie (Jean) Ingvaldson of Mesa, Arizona, Jerry (Karen) Ingvaldson of Dodge Center, LeRoy (Linda) Ingvaldson of Owatonna, sister-in-law Marian Hensrud of Austin; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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Marian was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers Palmer, Irvin, Clifford, and one in infancy; her sister, Olga; and a sister in infancy.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, at First Lutheran Church in Blooming Prairie with Pastor Heidi Heimgartner officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in First Lutheran Cemetery, Blooming Prairie. Memorials can be directed to the American Diabetes Association or recipient of donor’s choice. Services prearranged and performed by Worlein Blooming Prairie Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at