Lauretta Zellman Settergren, of Mora, passed away on Sunday, February 22, 2015 at Eastwood Senior Living in Mora. She was 97 years old.
FUNERAL SERVICE will be at 11:00 am on Friday, February 27, 2015 at the Living Hope Assembly of God Church in Mora.
VISITATION will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.
INTERMENT will be in the Oakwood Cemetery in Mora.
Lauretta Zellman Settergren, of Mora, MN, died on Sunday, February 22, 2015 at Eastwood Senior Living in Mora. She was 97 years old.
Lauretta was born September 1, 1917 in Georgeville, MN to Christ and Nettie (Siekmeier) Kobberdahl. At the age of 13 the family moved to Mora. She met and married Ewald (Jim) Zellman in 1935. To this union two sons were born; Sheldon in 1939 and David in 1948. Jim and Lauretta operated a creamery in Quamba for 10 years and then moved to the farm in Comfort Township in 1945. Lauretta worked at the Deluxe Café and Gries’ Café in Mora for about 20 years. She used some of her money to buy cows for the farm. She and Sheldon picked green beans in order to earn money to buy a TV and a furnace. She took her boys trapping and she sat in the car many hours waiting for them to work their trap lines. She loved decorating and remodeling her home. It was always beautiful and spic & span.
In 1972 Jim passed away. She continued to farm for several years with her son David. In 1973 she married Robert Settergren. They were married for more than 25 years before Robert passed away. Lauretta then moved off the farm and resided at Pine Crest Manor in Mora where she met special friend Kenny Mann. As her health declined she spent her last three years at Eastwood Senior Living.
She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and friend. She enjoyed reading her Bible and she lived by it. She trusted Jesus Christ for her salvation and we look forward to seeing her in heaven. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Lauretta was preceded in death by her parents Christ and Nettie Kobberdahl; step-fathers Emil Peterson and Elmer Weidendorf; husbands Ewald “Jim” Zellman and Robert Settergren; granddaughter Loriann Zellman; brother Orville Kobberdahl; sister and brother-in-law Maxine and LeRoy Peterson; brothers-in-law Dale Peterson, Marvin Dresler and Jim Hannigan.
She is survived by sons Sheldon (Diane) and David (June) Zellman of Mora; grandchildren Roxanne (Mike) Patterson, Sheldon A. Zellman, James (Jody) Zellman, Heidi (Geoff) Masters, William (Mary) Zellman, Angela Zellman and David E. Zellman; 17 great-grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren; sisters Juanita Peterson of Quamba and Wanda Dresler of Mora; sister-in-law Lorraine Kobberdahl; special friend Kenny Mann; plus many nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral service was held on Friday, February 27,2015 at Living Hope Church in rural Mora. Dillon Patterson officiated. Music was provided by Ethan Hohn, Mikael Dahlberg, Katie Jacobs, and Gunnar Zellman. Casket bearers were Lauretta’s great grandchildren Asa Patterson, Matt Zellman, Alex Zellman, Kyle Zellman, Stacy Smith and Michaela Patterson. Interment was at Oakwood Cemetery in Mora. Arrangements were handled by the Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora.