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Folstad, Mabel J. (Riha) -- 1925 - 2009


Posted By: Barry M. Dahl (email)
Date: 11/26/2010 at 14:03:20

Mabel Josephine Folstad was born July 22, 1925, in Ft. Atkinson, IA, the daughter of Anthony and Francis (Landa) Rhia. She attended schools in Ft. Atkinson and Protivin. She was united in marriage to Maynard Folstad on January 26, 1956, in Mabel, MN. This union was blessed with three children: Sandra, Mark and Alvin.

Mabel and Maynard farmed near Hesper from 1973-74 and then moved to Decorah. Mabel worked as a housekeeper at Aase Haugen Home, Berdine Sampson-Highlife Inn, Cliff House and Midtown Motel. She also did house keeping for area families and waitressed at Ruby's Restaurant.

Mabel had been a member of Hesper Lutheran Church and is presently a member of Decorah Lutheran Church. She enjoyed cleaning, watching TV, mending, walking and having coffee with friends.

Our Heavenly Father called Mabel away from life here on earth to be with Him on Thursday, April 9, 2009 from Wellington Place in Decorah, Iowa. She was 83 years old. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers; Virgil and Eddie Rhia.

Mabel is survived by her three children: Sandra Folstad of Decorah, IA, Mark Folstad of Decorah, IA and Alvin Folstad of Houston, MN; and one sister, Dolores (Clinton) Sinclair of Spring Grove, MN. Blessed be her memory.

From the church bulletin of the Decorah Lutheran Church.


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