Hafemeister Funeral Home And Cremation Service
Eleanor M. Johnsrud
Service: October 16, 2012
Eleanor M. Johnsrud
Eleanor M. Johnsrud, age 78 of Waterloo, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday afternoon October 11, 2012 surrounded by her loving family.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday October 16, 2012 at 6 p.m. at the Hafemeister Funeral Home with Rev. Karl Walther of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church officiating. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4 p.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers memorials would be appreciated to the charity of one’s choice. The Hafemeister Funeral Home of Watertown is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
Eleanor Mae Dale was born on May 4, 1934 in Willmar, MN. the daughter of Iver and Helen (Nelsen) Dale. She attended school in Willmar and was a 1952 graduate of the Willmar High School. On October 11, 1957 she married Thomas E. Johnsrud in Minneapolis, MN. She loved music and was an accomplished accordionist. Eleanor was a member of numerous bands, most notably, Granny and the Wildflowers. Eleanor was a member of the Watertown Musicians Union and enjoyed Bingo. Eleanor was very loving and expressed her love with greeting cards for every occasion.
Eleanor is survived by her husband Thomas of Waterloo, two daughters, Vicki (Charles) Brady of Marshalltown, IA., and Jodi (Stephen) Ostman of Minneapolis, MN., two grandchildren, Crystal (Michael) Woods of Kansas City, KS. and Christopher (Shannon) Miller of Minneapolis, MN., a great-granddaughter, Ivy Miller, two sisters, Sandra White of Edinburg, TX. And Mary (David) Beausoleil of Long Beach, CA. a family friend Charlie Dowd of Watertown and a sister-in-law, Pamela Dale of Hillsboro, TX, nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. Eleanor was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, James Dale and Richard Dale.
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