Lola Strawzell, 96, of Redwood Falls died Saturday, September 6, 2014 at Redwood Area Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 from Cornerstone Christian Church in Redwood Falls with burial to follow in the Redwood Falls Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church on Tuesday, from noon until 2 p.m.
The family requests that memorials be directed to Cornerstone Christian Church in Redwood Falls or Crossroads Christian College, Rochester, Minnesota.
Arrangements are with Nelson-Martin Funeral Service of Redwood Falls. E-mail condolences may be sent via
Lola May Strawzell, the daughter of Harry William and Maud (Bliss) Brown, was born April 12, 1918 on the family farm in Delhi Township, Redwood County. She grew up on the family farm and received her elementary education at Helen Keller School in Delhi Township. Lola graduated from Delhi High School.
On October 12, 1939, Lola married Ormie Strawzell and they lived on the Strawzell farm – just across the road from Lola’s home farm. She was a homemaker, mother, and primary caregiver for her sons, Larry and Terry. Lola lived on the farm until moving to Garnette Gardens in April 2013. She was a member of Cornerstone Christian Church where she was active in the various women’s ministries. In her spare time Lola enjoyed gardening, church activities, and spending time with her family.
A beloved mother and grandmother, Lola is survived by her son Steve (Rhonda) Strawzell of Cynthiana, Kentucky; granddaughters Crista (Richard) Crowdy of Cynthiana, and Kelsi Strawzell of Lexington, Kentucky; and sister Irene Rutherford of Campbell, California.
She was preceded in death by her husband Ormie on January 13, 1992; and her sons Larry and Terry.
Blessed be her memory.