Elva M. Goodmanson - Austin


AUSTIN — Elva M. Goodmanson, 84 of rural Austin, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, at the Austin Medical Center.

Elva was born on July 27, 1926, in Crandon, S.D., to Herbert and Verna (Kissner) Hilkemeier. She graduated from Austin High School in 1944, and married Gilbert E. Goodmanson on June 18, 1946, at a Parsonage in rural Austin. The couple resided on the family farm in rural Austin.

Elva belonged to the Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church where she was involved in many church functions and circle. She belonged to many garden clubs, enjoyed playing guitar, visiting neighbors, taking many bus and nature trips.

Survivors include her three children, Gary (Patricia) Goodmanson of Urbandale Iowa, Judith (Larry) Quam of Austin, and Curt Goodmanson of Owatonna; four grandchildren, Corinne, Jeffrey, Tammy and Gregory; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Arne (Delores) Schutt of Burnsville; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one sister and three brothers.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, at Worlein Blooming Prairie Funeral Home Chapel in Blooming Prairie, with Reverend Gene Leiter officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment is at Red Oak Grove Cemetery.


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