Fred E. Kingstrom Aug. 5, 1919 - Feb. 21, 2009 Ebba M. Kingstrom Oct. 23, 1925 - Feb. 21, 2009 Andrea J. Kingstrom April 13, 1964 - Feb. 21, 2009
SACRED HEART -- Fred E. Kingstrom, 89, and Ebba M. Kingstrom, 83, of Sacred Heart, and their daughter, Andrea J. Kingstrom, 44, of Bird Island, died Saturday of injuries received in an automobile accident.
The service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Sacred Heart. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Memorials are preferred.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the church and for one hour prior to the services. Arrangements with Dirks-Blem Funeral Home in Sacred Heart.
Fred was born Aug. 5, 1919, in Olivia to Andrew and Anna (Sundvold) Kingstrom. He grew up in Olivia and graduated from Olivia High School in 1937.
Ebba was born Oct. 23, 1925, in Galveston, Texas, to Nils and Gunda (Johnnson) Nilsson. She grew up in Galveston and graduated from Galveston High School in 1942.
They married on June 2, 1951, in Galveston, Texas. Following their marriage, they lived on the Kingstrom family farm near Olivia. In 1955, they moved to Sacred Heart, and they ran a small farm, raising about 5,000 laying chicken hens. Fred was also a Pioneer Seed salesman for 26 years and ran a route for the U.S. Postal Service. From 1986 until this last summer, he sold sweet corn that he raised on his farm. He was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Sacred Heart, serving on the church council.
After moving to Sacred Heart, Ebba worked numerous jobs including Warner Manufacturing and as bookkeeper for the co-op. She also did volunteer work for the senior citizens, the Sacred Heart Museum and Renville County Arc. She was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church, a member of the ladies aid, taught Sunday school, played the organ, and was on many committees.
Andrea Kingstrom was born April 13, 1964, in Granite Falls to Fred and Ebba (Nilsson) Kingstrom. She grew up in Sacred Heart and graduated from Granite Falls High School in 1985. She lived with her parents until moving to Bird Island in 1988. She worked at ACTS in Olivia for many years, retiring a few years ago. She also was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church.
They are survived by their children and Andrea's siblings: Sylvia (and Rich) Goldman of Anoka, Mark (and Valerie) Kingstrom of Sacred Heart and Diane Hoffman of Spicer; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
Fred is also survived by two sisters: Dorothy Olson of Chaska, and Marian Reinhart of Galveston, Texas.
Ebba is also survived by one brother: Nils (and Ethel Mae) Nilsson of Fort Worth, Texas.
They were preceded in death by their son-in-law: Gene Hoffman; Fred's sister and two brothers and Ebba's brother and two sisters.