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Walter Eugene Rendahl


Wed, Feb 5th, 2014
Posted in Ostrander Obituaries

Walter Eugene Rendahl, age 95, of Ostrander, Minn. passed away Friday, January 31, 2014 at the Ostrander Care and Rehab.

Walt was born to Louis and Carrie (Amdahl) Rendahl on Decemeber 17, 1918 on the family farm near Ostrander. He attended Sample School about half a mile from the farm. He then finished his education by graduating from LeRoy High School, LeRoy, Minn. After high school, he went onto school at Waldorf College in Forest City, Iowa, graduating with a business major. He worked at the State Bank in LeRoy before going into the service. He entered the army in 1942 and was honorably discharged in 1945. While in the service he met his true love, Mayme Elizabeth Pitts, from Hazelhurst Miss. They married and moved back to Minnesota. To this union was one daughter, Karen Louise. In Ostrander, he and his brother, Vernon, owned and operated Ostrander Livestock and Produce. After that, Walt and Vernon went into farming together, which was called Rendahl Farms. Farming most of his life, Walter loved his family, church, and going fishing with his brothers and friends to Canada, which they did for years. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, on the church council, and belonged to the legion of Ostrander for over 60 years.

Walter is survived by his daughter, Karen Start of Ostrander; 4 grandchildren, Stephanie Start of Ostrander, Jim Start of Rochester, Minn., Kari (Jake Hovland) Start of Mona, Iowa, and DJ (Tammy) Start of Ostrander; 7 great grandchildren, Lauren Servick, Leah Servick, Emily Servick, Cole Start, Carter Start, Dylan Start, and Hartlinn Hovland; siblings, Arlene (Wilbur) Radach of Deerwood, Minn. and Leo (Ardis) Rendahl of Brownsdale, Minn.; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Mayme, and 2 brothers Ray and Vernon.

Funeral services for Walter Rendahl were on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ostrander with Pastor Herman Bakker officiating. Burial will take place in Ostrander Cemetery at a later date.

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