Mae E. Ohland

GIBBON — Mae E. Ohland, age 93 of Gibbon was called home to her Lord and Savior on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at the Fairfax Community Home in Fairfax.

Funeral service will be 11 am on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Gibbon. Pastor Michael Killinger will officiate, and burial will follow in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Gibbon.

Visitation will be from 9-11 am on Wednesday at the church in Gibbon.

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Mae is survived by her daughters, Pamela Hopp of Spring Valley, Cheryl (Randy) Herschman of Ham Lake, Janet (Gary) Scharfencamp of Franklin; her son, Bruce (Shari) Ohland of Stillwater; grandchildren, Christopher, Sarah, Jen, Jason, Michael, Ryan, Nate, Julie, Jon, and Alysa; great-grandchildren, Samantha, Logan, Gavin, Morgan, Bil, Isaiah, Elijah, Anika, Zach, Greta, Veda, Claire, Nora, Soren, Novak, Bode, and William; her sister, Alice Uphus of California; brother, David (Arlene) Lueders of Canby; sister-in-law, Dorothy Hultquist of Chatfield; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harold in 1991; son-in-law, Jim Hopp; grandson, Matthew Herschman; sister, Ruth Spittle; brother, Paul Lueders; and infant brother, Delbert.

Mae Ellen Lueders was born January 5, 1925, in Canby, Minnesota to Edmund and Martha (Dahnke) Lueders. She was raised in Canby where she was baptized and confirmed at the Nicolai Lutheran Church. Mae was a graduate from the West Central School of Agriculture in Morris. Soon after school, Mae moved to the Gibbon area. She worked a variety of local jobs which included caring for her aunt’s children and also working at the local hardware store. On June 13, 1946, Mae was united in marriage to Harold Ohland in Canby at the same church she was baptized and confirmed. The couple was blessed with three daughters and a son whom together they raised in Gibbon. After her family was grown, Mae went back to work with Kraft Foods in New Ulm. Besides her work, there were a variety of hobbies and passions that brought her joy in life. Mae enjoyed spending her summers outside tending to her beautiful gardens and keeping her yard in impeccable shape. She also enjoyed sharing her gifts of sewing with anyone in need. Mae was a lifelong sports fan. She kept close tabs on all of her grandchildren’s sporting events, and was an avid fan of the Minnesota Twins. What brought her the most joy in life was her faith and her family. She took great pride in her family, and all that they did in life. Mae was an active member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Gibbon where she was involved with sewing circle and the church choir. Mae will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. Blessed be her memory.