Elmer Ordel DoedenElmer Ordel Doeden, 83, of Nielsville, MN, went to be with his Savior early Tuesday morning, October 30, 2012, at the Sanford Health Palliative Care Center in Fargo, ND.
Elmer Ordel Doeden
Elmer Ordel Doeden, 83, of Nielsville, MN, went to be with his Savior early Tuesday morning, October 30, 2012, at the Sanford Health Palliative Care Center in Fargo, ND.
Elmer was born near Hillsboro, ND on May 8, 1929, to Fred and Alma (Amundson) Doeden. As a young man he worked on area farms, drove school bus, and was employed at Northern States Power in Grand Forks. During these years he earned his wings as a pilot and did quite a bit of flying. Elmer served with the U.S. Army in Korea during the Korean War. After his honorable discharge he returned home to work on area farms. On August 28, 1954 Elmer was united in marriage to Verla Billing at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Beltrami, MN and the couple made their home in Hubbard Township, near Nielsville. Elmer was employed on the Gunnar Paulsrud farm for thirty years, and spent nineteen winters working for the railroad out of Grand Forks. He later worked for other area farmers until his retirement in 2007. In his later years he was an avid gardener.
Survivors include his wife of fifty-eight years, Verla; three daughters: Penny (Mike) Morse of Moorhead, MN, Sandy (Myles) Efta of Greenbush, MN, and Linda (Jerry) McBain of Moorhead; twelve grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Leroy (Janet) Doeden of West Fargo, ND and Fred (Dee) Doeden Jr. of Dilworth, MN; and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Darrell (Fannie Jean) Billing of Wichita Falls, TX, Sheryl (Gary) Cariveau of East Grand Forks, MN, Diane Bradley of Dalton Gardens, ID, Carolyn Billing of Fergus Falls, MN, Theresa Billing of Beltrami, MN, and Jolene Billing of Crookston, MN.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Ricky Efta; his parents; and a brother, Lynn (Viola) Doeden.
The funeral service for Elmer Doeden will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 3, 2012, at the St. Petri Lutheran Church in Nielsville, MN, with the Rev. Valerian Ahles, presiding.
Visitation will be held at the Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home in Crookston on Friday from 5-7:00 p.m., with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service, and also at the church for one hour prior to the funeral.
Interment will be in the Sundet Cemetery, rural Nielsville, with Military Honors provided by Nielsville’s Hubbard American Legion Post #336, and the Moorhead, MN National Guard Honors Unit.
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