Signe Housker, 85, of Mabel
Thursday, May 16, 2013 3:38 AM
Signe O. Housker, 85, of Mabel, died Friday, May 10, 2013, at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel.
She was born May 1, 1928, in Spring Grove to Sverre and Emma (Skorgen) Aasum. Her family moved to a farm near Riceford, where she attended grade school. She attended Mabel High School, graduating in 1946.
She then moved to Rochester, where she attended the Kahler School of Nursing and worked at Colonial Hospital.
On Oct. 23, 1948, she married Bernard Housker at the Hesper Lutheran Church in Hesper, Iowa. They farmed in Preble Township, Fillmore County, Minnesota.
She was active in Scheie Lutheran Church, WELCA and Anna Circle for many years, serving as WELCA president. She was Sunday school superintendent, Luther League advisor and AAL/Thrivent secretary-treasurer.
She and her husband were also active in Sons of Norway Valheim Lodge 364 in Spring Grove for many years until his death in 1987.
In 1993, she moved to a residence in Mabel until 2009 when, due to declining health, moved into Green Lea Manor Nursing Home. Her hobbies included flowers and gardening, counted cross stitch, genealogy and corresponding with and entertaining friends and relatives.
She is survived by two children, Carol Ann (Scott) Christensen of Fort Collins, Colo., and Robert (Terese) Housker of Mabel; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Beverley Aasum of Caledonia; brother-in-law Harry Housker of Mabel; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband; a twin brother, Sidney, and a sister-in-law, Barbara.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, May 14, at the Scheie Lutheran Church in rural Mabel with the Rev. Mary Waudby officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel was in charge of arrangements.