Lois Elsa Young, age 103, of Hutchinson, Minnesota, passed away on Sunday, April 14, 2019, at Lakeside Apartments and Assisted Living in Dassel.
Memorial Service will be held Monday, April 22, 2019, at 11:00 A.M at Vineyard United Methodist Church in Hutchinson. Interment in the Oakland Cemetery.
A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.
Memorial preferred to Lakeside Apartments and Assisted Living in Dassel and Vineyard United Methodist Church.
Lois Elsa Young was born on February 12, 1916, in St. Paul, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Richard and Josephine (Stark) Dahl. She was baptized as an infant on June 30, 1916, in Harris, Minnesota and confirmed in her faith as a youth on April 13, 1930, at Main Street Lutheran, now known as Faith Lutheran Church, in Hutchinson, Minnesota. She received her education in Hutchinson and was a graduate of Hutchinson High School class of 1934. Elsa attended at Hamline University in St. Paul for one year and completed a one-year secretarial training program at Behnke-Walker Business College in Portland, Oregon.
In 1937, Elsa was united in marriage to Raymond Preston Seeley. This marriage was blessed with four children, David, William, Barbara, and Kathleen. They shared 15 years of marriage until the passing of Raymond in 1952.
On March 26, 1960, Elsa was united in marriage to James Joseph Young. Elsa and James resided in Hutchinson, Minnesota. They shared 2 years of marriage until the passing of James in 1963.
Prior to having children, Elsa held a variety of secretarial positions. She returned to the workforce in the 1950s as a secretary in the Hutchinson Public Schools. In 1956, she was employed by Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing. During her 25 years at 3M, she held a variety of positions, retiring in 1981, as Assistant Personnel Manager.
Elsa had a green thumb and had a passion for flower gardening. She also enjoyed reading and playing cards; she cherished spending time with her family, and friends. She was active in the American Legion Auxiliary, 8 & 40, and Hutchinson Hospital Auxiliary. She was also a board member of the Hutchinson Planning Commission, Business & Professional Women, and Bear Lake Sunshine Society. Elsa was committed to community service, including delivering Meals on Wheels into her late 80’s and being involved in the Senior Ombudsman Program until age 90. Elsa was a longtime member of the Vineyard United Methodist Church in Hutchinson.
Blessed be her memory.
Elsa is survived by her:
Daughters, Barbara Devlin and her husband, John, of Bloomington, MN,
Kathleen Durkee and her husband, Ted, of Alexandria, MN;
Grandchildren, Carey Ann Dzierzak, Krishna Seeley, Christine Eck, Kathleen Devlin, John Durkee, Patrick Durkee; Neva DeHaven, Richard Seeley;
Stepchildren, Patricia Fischer of Buffalo Lake, MN,
Constance Maiers of Buffalo Lake, MN;
Sister-in-Law, Nila Barkley of Los Angeles, CA;
Numerous Great-Grandchildren, Great-Great-Grandchildren;
Many other relatives and friends.
Elsa is preceded in death by her Parents, Richard, and Josephine Dahl; First Husband, Raymond Seeley, Second Husband, James Young; Children, David Allen Seeley, William Scott Seeley; Brother, Dr. James Curtis Dahl; Brother-in-Law, Loy Young and his wife, Jan.