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Lela Deloris Spilde, 88

Lela Deloris Spilde, 88, passed away Sunday, May 29, 2016 at the  Karlstad Health-care Center, Karlstad, Minn.
Lela Deloris Spilde, the daughter of the late Peder and Caroline “Lena” (Satterlund) Pederson, was born October 13, 1927, at Halma, Minn.  She attended school and grew to womanhood at Halma and graduated from Karlstad High School in 1945.  Lela was baptized and confirmed at Eidsvold Lutheran Church, Halma.  
On Nov. 2, 1947, she was united in marriage to Glendon Spilde.  They made their home in Halma while Glen continued to farm with his father.  In 1956, the couple purchased the farm Glendon’s grandfather homesteaded and lived and farmed there for many years.  
Lela was employed at the Halma Post Office for 26 years.  She was employed with various farmers over the years as well as many years at the Karlstad Eagles, where she was a charter member of the Karlstad Eagles Auxiliary. She was a lifelong member of Eidsvold Lutheran Church,     financial secretary for many years and active in Ladies Aid.  She loved to do crosswords, crochet, play bingo, bridge, bowling and golf, as well as an avid Minnesota Twins fan.  
She was very proud of her family, and especially loved following not only her children’s sports activities, but those of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She always had a big smile on her face.  
Glendon passed away March 15, 2009.  Lela has resided at the Karlstad Healthcare Center in Karlstad for the past five months where she passed away Sunday morning, May 29, 2016, at the age of 88 years, 7 months and 16 days.
She is survived by her children: Julie Spilde, Halma;  Peggy Porter,    Karlstad;  Glendon, Jr. (Mary) Spilde, Karlstad; Marcia Spilde Heath,  Moorhead, Minn.;  Dean Spilde, Glyndon, Minn. and Peder (Heidi) Spilde, Halma; 16 grandchildren: Lori, Chad, Sean, Curt, Tryg, Alana, Erika,   Stacy, Brett, Jami, Jeri, Josh, Jaci, Jessica, Cole and Beau;  26 great-grandchildren: Ella, Erin, Steele, Stoene, Straet, Scoute, Jaren, Jaelyn, Jade, Jaacks, Jackson, Taylor, Paetyn, Braxton, Kelsey, Hunter, Brennen, Bralyn, Kynslee, Maddy, Baron, Ashlyn, Ava, Rylan, Tason and Myles; 3 sisters: Elna Rockwell, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; Elaine Nordling, Hallock, Minn., and Gerda Hams, Karlstad;   one brother: Lowell Pederson, Stillwater, Minn.; in addition to many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.  
Lela was preceded in death by her husband, her parents; two brothers, Gene and Daryl; a sister, Lois; three sons-in-law: Gary Porter, Gene Votava and Lorne Spilde.
Services were held Friday, June 3, 11 a.m. at Eidsvold Lutheran Church Halma with Pastor Mark Helgeland presiding.
Corienne Jacobson was the organist with Adam Thompson and Lori Spilde providing special music.
Honorary casket bearers were everyone attending and casket bearers were her grandchildren: Chad, Sean, Curt, Tryg, Brett, Josh, Cole, Beau, Lori, Alana, Jami, Jeri, Erika, Stacy, Jessica and Jaci.
Interment was at Eidsvold Cemetery, Halma.
Arrangements were with Collins Funeral Homes of Karlstad, Greenbush, and Middle River, Minn.
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