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Nancy Earl Dec. 6, 1923 - Sept. 14, 2008

WILLMAR -- Nancy Earl, 84, of Willmar, formerly of Edina, died Sunday.

The service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Calvary Lutheran Church in Willmar. Burial will be in Grove Lake Cemetery in Grove Lake.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar and for one hour prior to the service at the church.

She was born Dec. 6, 1923, in Minneapolis to James and Nellie (McLean) Whittemore. She grew up in Glenwood and graduated from high school there in 1942. She attended normal training and taught in country schools in the Glenwood and Alexandria areas for a few years.

She married Richard Earl on March 24, 1946, in Glenwood. They lived in Minneapolis, the south metro area and finally settled in Edina. She was active in Normandale Lutheran where she led Bible studies. She taught a weekday religion course to Edina grade school students for a number of years and was a member of Colonial Church of Edina before moving to Willmar in 2005.

She is survived by her husband; children: Richard (and Teresa) Earl of Plymouth, Elizabeth (and Gary) Wyffels of Willmar; eight grandchildren; siblings: Mary Nelson of St. Cloud, Jane Schopper of Glenwood, Elizabeth Shannon of Edina, James (and Janice) Whittemore of Glenwood, Sally (and Duane) Melling of Prior Lake, Charles (and Lois) Whittemore of Glenwood, Herbert (and Addie) Whittemore of Edina and Donna (and John) Reeves of Fort Worth, Texas.

She was preceded in death by one son: Steven; and one brother.