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Clara Johanna Holmseth, age 100, of Blue Earth, MN, died Friday, March 9, 2018 at St. Luke's Lutheran Care Center in Blue Earth, MN. Funeral Services will be held Monday, March 12, 2018 at 11:00 AM at South Blue Earth Lutheran Church with Pr. Arne Halbakken officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, March 11, 2018 from 2:00-5:00 PM at St. Luke's Lutheran Care Chapel in Blue Earth. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. Interment will be the church cemetery.
Clara was born May 21, 1917, in Rome Twp., Faribault County, MN, the daughter of Henry E. and Sophie O. (Fjetland) Henderson. Clara went to District 120 country school, and then at age 13, she began working for other people and staying in their homes for as long as she was needed. Clara married Lawrence Holmseth June 27, 1941 in Duluth, MN. Clara enjoyed quilting, baking, gardening, making rugs on her loom, rosemaling and upholstering. She especially enjoyed making her Norwegian specialties, lefse and kringla, not only for family, but also for special occasions. Clara was a very active member of South Blue Earth Lutheran Church for many years.
Clara is preceded in death by her parents; husband Lawrence; son: Laurice (Nylene) Holmseth; son-in-law: Jerry Hougen; brothers: Albert (Charlotte) Henderson and Arnold (Clarice) Henderson; sisters: Genevieve (Irving) Leland and Arlet Smith.
She is survived by her children: Richard (Mavis) Holmseth of Blue Earth, MN , Robert (wife Idalice) Holmseth of Frost, Jean Hougen of Blue Earth, Charles (wife Kay) Holmseth of Blue Earth, MN; 19 grandchildren; 4 step-grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; nieces, nephews and a host of friends.