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“I am so very sorry for your loss. Blanche was a dear lady, and I always enjoyed visiting with her. My first memory of her was when I was a new...Read More »
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“God Bless your family as you celebrate your Mom's life. Deepest sympathy to you. ”
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Blanche Marian Ehlert, age 86, of Bricelyn, MN died Monday, January 8, 2018 at Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont, MN. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at 11:00 AM at Bricelyn Lutheran Church in Bricelyn, MN, with Rev. Nancy Dreier officiating. Visitation will be held at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Bricelyn on Monday, January 15, 2018 from 4:00-7:00 PM, and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday. Interment will be in Brush Creek Cemetery, Brush Creek Township, Faribault County, MN.

Blanche was born July 12, 1931, the daughter of Oscar and Agnes (Rajewsky) Bjorkland. On July 15, 1951 she married Darrell Clarence Ehlert in Blue Earth, MN. She was a telephone operator for Blue Earth Valley Telephone Company for many years. She and Darrell also owned and operated The 220 Café in Blue Earth. Blanche worked as a cook throughout the years at Club 90, The Golden Bubble, and The Woods Supper Club. She also operated The Lunch Wagon, cooking and serving food at auctions. In her younger years Blanche enjoyed card clubs, dancing, and visiting with friends. Blanche could play the accordion, or her "squeeze box," as she called it. Above all she enjoyed spending time with her family, and she loved raising her 8 children.

She is survived by her 5 children: Dave (Sherry) Ehlert of Moorhead, MN, Mike Ehlert of Owatonna, MN, Daniel (Cara) Ehlert of Albert Lea, MN, Allan (Victoria) Ehlert of Bricelyn, MN, Joy (Duane) Meade of Trimont, MN; 12 grandchildren: Aaron Ehlert of Orlando, FL, Shanika Love, Samantha (Ben) Wegner of Faribault, MN, Spencer Ehlert (fiancé Brianna Boit) of Moorhead, MN, Shelby Haggard of Zimmerman, MN, Kelsey Haggard of Stockholm, WI, Ben Ehlert of Bricelyn, MN, Nicholas Ehlert of Bricelyn, MN, Georgia Johnson-Ehlert of Bricelyn, MN, KaLynn Johnson (fiancé Cesar Hinostroza) of Bricelyn, MN, Christopher (Traci) Diel of Sumner, IA, and Jonathan Diel (fiancé Mariah Garver) of Eden Prairie, MN; 5 great-grandchildren: Logan and Piper Wegner, Ana and Santiago Hinostroza, and Addison Hagford; brother, Arlo of Buffalo, MN.

Blanche was preceded in death by her parents, husband Darrell, 3 children: Dennis, LouAnn and Nancy.