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Erna Alberta Kuester

July 6, 1916 — March 26, 2011

Erna Kuester, 94, of Redwood Falls died Saturday, March 26, 2011 at the Redwood Area Hospital in Redwood Falls. Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 from St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Redwood Falls with burial in the St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church cemetery in Flora Township. Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 29, 2011 from 4 until 7 p.m. at the Nelson-Martin Funeral Home in Redwood Falls. Visitation will continue on Wednesday at the church for one hour prior to services.

Arrangements are with Nelson-Martin Funeral Service of Redwood Falls. E-mail condolences may be sent via .

Erna Alberta Kuester, daughter of Adolph and Minnie (Fennern) Werner, was born July 6, 1916 in Wabasso. She grew up in the Wabasso area and received her education there.

On September 26, 1935, Erna married Leo Kuester and they made their home on the farm near Wabasso. The couple moved to a farm near Danube in 1953, then moved to Redwood Falls in 1976. During this time, Erna was busy being a housewife and working in the housekeeping department of Sunwood Nursing Home and at the Redwood Area Hospital. Erna later moved to the River Ridge apartments in Redwood Falls. She was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Redwood Falls where she was involved with the Ladies Aid and Quilting Club. Erna enjoyed crocheting afghans, doilies, and baby afghans and also made many quilts.

Erna is survived by her children Phyllis (Wayne) Kammerer of Darwin and Gloria (Cal) Butenhoff of Sanborn; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Leo in October, 1990, her daughter Sharon Standfuss of Mississippi, 5 brothers, and 3 sisters.

Blessed be her memory.
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