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Zelda M. Sagdalen

Mon, Aug 26th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

ZELDA M. SAGDALEN, age 83, of Mabel, died Saturday, August 24, 2013

at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel .

Zelda was born July 9, 1930 in Spring Grove, Minnesota to Merton and

Fannie (Watkins) Sherburne. She attended the Mabel High School. On

February 4, 1950 she married Leland Sagdalen in Spring Grove. They lived

for a short time in Yucatan where they operated the Yucatan Store, before

moving to Mabel. She stayed at home raising their seven children and

babysitting for some of the grandchildren. She then worked at the Green Lea

Manor for many years until retiring.

She was a member of the Mabel United Methodist Church and enjoyed

reading, listening to the radio, and spending time with family.

Zelda is survived by seven children Terry (Gloria) of Spring Grove,

Roxanne Shefelbine , Debbie (Lorren) Tingesdal, and Peggy (Jeff) Williams

all of Mabel, Cindy Zafft of Canton, Alan (Natalie) of Lino Lakes,

Minnesota, and Paul (Sue) of Chatfield; fifteen grandchildren; and

twenty-two great grandchildren; a brother Milton Sherburne of St. Paul,

Minnesota; and a sister Priscilla Thompson of Mabel.

She was preceded in death by her husband Leland; her parents; her

sisters Neva Opsahl, Nola Newman, Alma Sherburne, Helen Eide, and Myrtle

Odegaarden; and brothers Marvin Sherburne, Darol Sherburne, and Francis


Funeral services will be 11 AM Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at the Mabel

United Methodist Church in Mabel. Burial will be in the Trinity Cemetery in

Spring Grove. Visitation will be 4 - 7 PM Tuesday, August 27 at the Mengis

Funeral Home in Mabel and one hour prior to services at the church.

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