Zelda Sagdalen, 83
Wednesday, September 04, 2013 9:58 AM
Zelda M. Sagdalen, 83, of Mabel, died Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel.
She was born July 9, 1930, in Spring Grove to Merton and Fannie (Watkins) Sherburne. She attended the Mabel High School.
On Feb. 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.
She 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, Minn., and Paul (Sue) of Chatfield; 15 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren; a brother, Milton Sherburne of St. Paul; 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 Gorham.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday at the Mabel United Methodist Church in Mabel. Burial was in Trinity Cemetery in Spring Grove.
Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel assisted with arrangements.