Delores AndolDelores Andol passed away on Thursday, August 5, 2010 at the Warroad Senior Living Center in Warroad at the age of 85.
Delores Andol passed away on Thursday, August 5, 2010 at the Warroad Senior Living Center in Warroad at the age of 85.
Delores was born on New Years Eve, 1924 in Badger, MN to Emma (Holland) and Sam Andol. She attended school in Roseau and graduated from Roseau High School.
Delores served on a large number of boards and committees while working as a 4-H agent. She was president of the State Extension Association and of the "Epsilon Sigma Phi", a Faculty Honor Organization. She spent three months at the National 4-H Center as Associate and Program Coordinator working with 4-H from around the nation. At her retirement, Minnesota 4-H dedicated a room at the National Center in Washington D.C. in her honor.
Many awards were given to Delores throughout the years. A flag pole and planter were donated at the fairgrounds in Roseau in special recognition for her 47 years of service to Roseau County 4-H Extension. She received the State Extension Faculty award for distinguished service. She was the first recipient of the State Mini Ruby award for Epsilon Sigma Phi. She was the first one inducted into the Roseau High School Hall of Fame. She received the Red River Valley Builders award as a builder of the valley. And in 1994 Delores was named to the National 4-H Hall of Fame. She also received the Senior Citizen of the year award for Roseau County.
Delores worked within the community and her church on many activities. She was county chair of the Bicentennial activities and was co-chair of the 1995 County Centennial. She was Superintendent of the Rose Free Lutheran church for 35 years, and she also served as Rose Free Lutheran Church President for several years.
Delores is survived by her siblings, Shirley Andol of Roseau, Ruby Benson of Denver, CO, Duane Andol of Roseau, Betty Mohrbacher of Warroad, Helen (Sheldon) Erickson of Badger, and Dennis (Nancy) Andol of Roseau; nieces and nephews, Brad (Sue) Fontaine and Brian Fontaine, Joel (Lisa) Erickson, Diane (Rich) Thatcher, Tara (Mike) Ratzlaff, and Derek (Karen) Andol; grand-nieces and nephews, Hannah Erickson, Lucas Thatcher, Serena Ratzlaff, Laurel, Elese, and Samantha Andol, and special niece Kara Ross.
She is preceded in death by her parents, four infant brothers, two brothers-in-law, Ray Benson and Charles Mohrbacher.
Funeral service for Delores will be held on Monday, August 9th at 2:00 p.m. at the Rose Free Lutheran Church in rural Roseau.
Visitation will be on on Sunday, August 8th, from 5-7 p.m. with a 7:00 devotional service at Helgeson Funeral Home in Roseau.
Interment will be at the Moe - Rose Cemetery.