Viola Hultstrand, age 90 of Alexandria, formerly of rural Rose City passed
away early Saturday morning at the Knute-Nelson Memorial Home in Alexandria, MN.
Viola was born on August 23, 1920 in Spruce Hill Township to Louis and
Annie (Anderson) Rosell. In addition to her schooling and helping on the
family farm, Viola did housekeeping services for area families. On
January 9, 1941, she was united in marriage to Bernhardt Hultstrand in Parkers
Prairie. They farmed and raised their family near Rose City, then later moving
to Alexandria in 1979.
Viola was a woman of strong faith and served the Lord in many different ministries at Rose City Evangelical Free Church. She enjoyed writing poetry and wrote many family letters. Family and friends always received the perfect card for each special occasion. She raised a large vegetable garden each year, sharing much and preserving the remainder. An all-time favorite were her prized berries. She was an excellent cook, baker, seamstress and
quilter. She had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh while spending time with her family. Other favorite past times included playing piano and singing. She played a mean game of scrabble and kept her mind sharp by doing crossword puzzles. Viola was a kind and loving
mother, grandmother and sister, leaving a legacy of faith and love.
Viola is survived by her children, Kenneth (Mary Ann) Hultstrand of
Lincoln, NE, Lois (Duaine) Wood of Alexandria, LaRae (Irvin 'Skip')
Woodworth of Parkers Prairie, Patricia (Gary) Dreger of Eagle Bend,
Jerry (Bette) Hultstrand of Elgin, IL, Dennis (Dawn) Hultstrand of Parkers
Prairie, Cindy (Lynn) Carlson of Alpharetta, GA; 16 grandchildren and 3
step-grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren and 4 step-great grandchildren;
1 step-great great granddaughter; brothers, Alden (Elrene) Rosell of
Alexandria, DeWayne Rosell of Eagle Bend, Eldridge (Arlene) Rosell of
Miltona; sister, Eldora Rosell of Alexandria; many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, two children, Norman
& Nancy; a granddaughter, Pamela Woodworth; son-in-law, William H. Kieffer; a sister, Mabel Oberg; a brother, Tilford Rosell; 2 sisters-in-law, Hazel & Donna Rosell.
Visitation will be held Tues., March 8, 2011 at Lind Family Funeral Service in Miltona from 4:00-7:00pm. Funeral services will be held on Wed., March 9, 2011 at 11:00 am at the
Rose City Evangelical Free Church with Rev. Larry Pearson officiating.
Musicians are Marlene Pearson as organist with a duet by Renee Dean & Elsie
Gustafson and solos by Jackie Wilken. Interment is in the church cemetery
with pallbearers being her grandchildren. A reception will be held at the
Miltona Community Center following the burial service.
Arrangements were with the Lind Family Funeral Service of Parkers
Prairie and Miltona.