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Ingvalson - Irvin

Fri, Oct 24th, 2003
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Irvin Ingvalson, 86, of Spring Grove, died October 15, 2003 at Tweeten Health Services in Spring Grove.

He was born July 6, 1917, in rural Mabel. He graduated from Mabel High School in 1935 and married Bessie Myhre on Dec. 10, 1938, in rural Spring Grove. She died Jan. 19, 1996. He lived in Decorah, Iowa, for a short time, where he sold Watkins products and farmed in rural Wilmington until his retirement. He was a Boy Scout and 4-H leader and a member of the Houston County Extension Committee. He was a member of the Southeastern Minnesota Guernsey Association, the Northeast Farm Service, Houston County Farm Bureau, serving as president, and initiated the emergency fire call system in Houston County. After retiring, he was a member of the Spring Grove School Board, Houston County Zoning Committee and Spring Grove Co-op Telephone Co. He was active in the Spring Grove Lions Club, the county GOP, and Pitchfork and Shovel Society. He was a member of Wilmington Lutheran Church and a former member of the Highland Lutheran Church of Decorah. He served as Wilmington Lutheran school superintendent, Sunday school teacher, member of the church council and cemetery sexton.

Survivors include a son, Don (Greta) of Caledonia; a daughter, Catherine Ingvalson of Winona; three grandchildren; two brothers, Ingolf (Sarah Mae) of Sun City, Ariz., and Harlan (Joan) of Caledonia; and a sister, Marie Linderbaum of Ossian, Iowa. He was also preceded in death by a sister and three brothers.

The funeral for Irvin Ingvalson was October 19, 2003 at Wilmington Lutheran Church in rural Spring Grove, with the Rev. Elizabeth K. Stempinski officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Roble Funeral Home in Spring Grove was in charge of arrangements.

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