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Service: First English Lutheran Church, Faribault
  Friday, December 6, 2013 at 10:30 a.m.
Visitation: The Boldt Funeral Home - Faribault on Thursday, December 5, 2013 from 4 to 7 p.m.
  On Friday, December 6, 2013 for one hour prior to the services at the church

Edith G. (Mrs Gordon) Elstad, age 86, of Faribault, died on Monday, December 2, 2013 at District One Hospital, Faribault.

Funeral services will be held at First English Lutheran Church, Faribault, on Friday, December 6, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. with the Reverend Michael Mandsager officiating. Interment will be at Maple Lawn Cemetery, Faribault.

Visitation will be at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault, on Thursday, December 5, 2013 from 4 to 7 p.m. and also at the church on Friday for one hour prior to the service.

Edith Gail, the daughter of Oscar and Irene (Toresdahl) Fladland, was born on April 23, 1927 in Faribault. She graduated from Faribault High School in 1945 and married Gordon Elstad on June 20, 1947 in Faribault. Edith was previously employed by the U.S. Department of Defense as a secretary, by Farmer Seed & Nursery and over 40 years at First English Lutheran Church, Faribault. She was an avid bowler and enjoyed reading, Circle at church, playing Bridge, camping and spending winters in Arizona.

She is survived by her husband, Gordon; four children, Marcia (and Marsh) Lindell of Owatonna, Dan (and Tami) Elstad of Backus, Gail (and Leo) Dery of Chisago City and Jeff (and Gina) Elstad of Owatonna; 13 grandchildren, Chad, Carle, Joel, Jesse, Jared, Josh, Andy, Ben, Angie, Kirsten, Darik, Kaia and Mikah; 14 great grandchildren; and other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Doug (and Clare) Fladland.


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Name: Paul Kangas
Email: pkkangas23@msn.com
Date: Friday December 06, 2013


Jeff, Gordy and Elstad family, we are very sorry to hear of Edith's passing. She was a wonderful lady and I have many fond childhood memories at the Elstad home and at First English Lutheran. Our heartfelt condolences go out to the entire Elstad family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you. Paul, Kelly, Maija and Mikayla.

Name: Beverly and Tom Allen
Email: abeverly777@frontiernet.net
Date: Thursday December 05, 2013


Dearest Uncle Gordy and all of our cousins, I never got the message of Aunt Terrys wake until Gerry called me tonight and told me the wake was tonight. We will also not be able to come to the funeral. God be with you all, We love you Beverly, Tom, and our family

Name: Scott and Brenda Gratz
Date: Thursday December 05, 2013


Dear Dan, Tami and the Elstad Family, Sending our deepest sympathy at this difficult time. We hope the special memories of the times you enjoyed with your Mom will bring you comfort and peace in the days ahead. God Bless.

Name: Tad Turek
Email: madtownturek5@charter.net
Date: Wednesday December 04, 2013


Gordy, Jeff, Marcia, Dan, and Gail, My heart goes out to all of you. I sit here in tears thinking back to those good old days of the late 80's when Edith was like a second mother to me. Jeff and I spent many days going between his house and mine raiding the refrigerator for what ever was available, and everytime Edith would have welcome me with a smile and hug just like her own son. I miss not having been in touch with you over the past few years but know I think of you often and today I am sending you love and sympathy in your time of sorrow. With Deepest Sympathy, Tad

Name: Helen Albers
Date: Wednesday December 04, 2013


With love and sympathy to you, Gordy, and to your family. Edith (or, as we called her "Tootie",) and I met in 4th grade at Central School, and I'll remember always good memories of fun times together, always with a smile on her face, and loved by all who knew her. Blessings, Helen

Name: Al and Shirley Kroll
Date: Wednesday December 04, 2013


Our deepest and sincere condolences on Edith's passing. We will always remember and keep in our hearts the picture of them with smiles on their faces and heads together, as Gordon and Edith held hands at our daughter Amy's wedding to her grandson Andy in 2009. Their expressions told us of their devotion, love and enduring and abiding faith. There is another star in the heaven's now and she rests in the Lord's hands. God Bless Al and Shirley

Name: Lynn Kindseth
Date: Tuesday December 03, 2013


Marcia and family, I am so sorry to hear about your mother passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God be with you, Lynn