Else Erna Bolland, age 83, of St. James, died on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at the Good Samaritan Society in Albert Lea.
Else Erna Bolland, age 83, of St. James, died on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at the Good Samaritan Society in Albert Lea. Visitation will be on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Sturm Funeral Home, St. James Chapel and will continue on Tuesday from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. at the Grace Lutheran Church in Ormsby. Service will be held at the Grace Lutheran Church in Ormsby, on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. The clergy will be Rev. Brian Thorson. Interment will be in the Butterfield Mennonite Cemetery, in Butterfield. Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in St. James. On line condolences may be left for the family at www.sturmfh.com.
Else Erna Bolland (Bachmann), the daughter of Peter and Valerie Muller Bachmann was born on November 6, 1929 in Neuhof, Poland. Else received her education in Poland. She then immigrated to the United States on July 22, 1950, she was 20 years old. She was united in marriage to Donald Bolland on June 24, 1951, this marriage was blessed with six children. Donald and Else later divorced. Else was a devout in her faith, she was an active member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Ormsby. She was a volunteer for 25 years at the nursing home, involved with children's 4-H activities, a member of the St. James Garden Club, a member of the church choir and a member of the Ormsby Hometown Choir. She had a life long love of gardening, baking and canning. Else also enjoyed knitting, embroidering, needlepoint, crocheting and sewing. She also enjoyed meeting her friends for coffee.
Else is survived by her children, Howard (Terry) Bolland of Red Wing, Edith (Larry) Langsev of Albert Lea, Arden (Terri) Bolland of Burnsville, Ronald and (special friend Cathy) of Bloomington, Lorraine Bolland and (special friend Randy) of Rochester and Brenda (Rafael) Osorio of King City, Calif.; grandchildren, Jenna, Amanda, Eric, Kirsten, Andrew, Michael, Zachariah, Kayla, Jennifer, Osiris, Mike, Isis, Yezirah and Alexander; great-grandchildren, Chanelle, Siara, Javon, Travanti, Traevon, Maleah; and nephew Lowell (Arleen) Linscheid.