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Obituaries from the week of March 19, 2014

LaVonda Eggen, 88


Funeral Services for LaVonda Eggen, age 88 of Windom, were held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 15, 2014, at the American Lutheran Church  in Windom with Reverend Tim Wrenn officiating.  Burial took place at the Tracy City Cemetery. 

LaVonda Eggen passed away on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at the Good Samaritan Society – Sogge Memorial in Windom.

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Funeral arrangements are under the care of the LaCanne Family Funeral Service in Windom.




Della Broesder Kramer, 94


Della Kramer, age 94, of Marshall, passed away at Avera Morningside Heights Care Center on Saturday, March 15, 2014. Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Friday, March 21st at Christ United Presbyterian Church. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in the Marshall Cemetery. The Hamilton Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to  

Della Broesder Kramer was born October 18, 1919 in Rock Rapids, Iowa, to parents Mike and Emma (Vos) Broesder. Della attended elementary schools in Lyon County, Iowa, and Rock County, MN, graduating from the eighth grade at the age of eleven. Della spent her earlier years housekeeping and providing home health care.

On December 22, 1936, she and Walter Kramer were united in marriage at the First Presbyterian Church in Rushmore, MN. In January, 1937, Walt and Della moved to their farm in Stanley Township. This farm was to be Della’s home for the next seventy plus years. In November, 2008, Della moved to Boulder Estates and in April,2013, she moved to Avera Care Center.

She and her family became active members of the Federated Church in 1946. Della was a long standing member of the Elizabeth Circle. One of her greatest pleasures was preparing a carload of jams, jellies, baked goods, and produce from her huge garden for the annual Fall Bazaar. She and her friend, Stella Curry, were also known as the “coffee ladies”, preparing and serving coffee for many after church services and special events.

Della had a lifetime working partnership with Walter in their farming and purebred swine operations. Their extent of travel included the numerous interstate drives delivering and showing their prize livestock. A great pleasure for Della was serving as an adult 4-9 leader for the Stanley Busy Beavers for many years and supporting her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren in their varied 4-9 endeavors.  She enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening, playing games with family members, listening to Lawrence Welk, and watching the Twins.

Grateful for having shared her life are daughter, Beverley of Balaton and son, Calvin (Rhonda) of Marshall; grandchildren, Kim (Mike) Clayton of Alexandria, Corey (Jennifer) of Balaton, Todd Kramer of Fulda, Dr. Troy Kramer of Knoxville, TN and Tracey Michelli of Baton Rouge, LA; seven great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law Fran Kramer Busch; sister-in-law Gwen Kramer; and also many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Walter (2001), son Donald (2001); three sisters Minnie Brommer, Jennie Molaar, Marie Nelson and three brothers Mike, John, Joe; son-in-law Dale Evans and one infant granddaughter.

Blessed Be the Memory of Della Kramer

Memorials are preferred to the American Cancer Society.