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Nettie M. Kolstad

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Nettie M. Kolstad May , 1913 - July , 2013

WILLMAR - Nettie M. Kolstad, age 100 of Willmar died last week at Bethesda Heritage in Willmar. Funeral service will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar with visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery in Austin, Minnesota. Arrangements are with Harvey Anderson Funeral Home, www.hafh.org.

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Nettie Manda Kolstad was born May 1913 in Thief River Falls, MN to Edward A Thorpe and Mathilda Evelyn (Olson) Thorpe. She grew up in the Eagle Bend area. During the period of World War II she lived in Willmar and worked as a waitress and as a cleaning lady. Nettie married Elmer W. Kolstad in August of 1945 in Eagle Bend, MN. After their marriage, they moved to Austin, MN. During that time she was a homemaker and employed as a waitress. She enjoyed vegetable gardening, canning and baking. Elmer died in May of 1994 of smoking related illnesses. She returned to the Willmar area in 2001 for health reasons.

She is survived by her only child, Ronald Kolstad, Cincinnati, OH; A younger sister, Esther Rhyner, Willmar, MN; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Elmer and eight siblings.

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