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Eleanor I. Saufferer

March 7, 1930 July 22, 2019
Eleanor I. Saufferer
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Obituary for Eleanor I. Saufferer

Eleanor I. (Mrs. Harold) Saufferer, age 89, of Owatonna, died on Monday, July 22, 2019 at the Owatonna Hospital.

Funeral services will be at Blooming Grove United Methodist Church, rural Waseca County, on Friday, July 26, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. with the Reverend Kathy King officiating. Interment will be at the Blooming Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, rural Waseca County.

Visitation will be at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault, on Thursday, July 25, 2019 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. and also at the church for one hour prior to the service on Friday.

Eleanor I., the daughter of Hans and Mabel (Dean) Olson, was born on March 7, 1930 in Morristown. She married Harold J. Saufferer on February 11, 1949 in Waseca. He preceded her in death on July 8, 1986. Eleanor was a hard working farm wife who enjoyed gardening and canning, watching all Minnesota sports from high school to professional teams. Eleanor was very active at Blooming Grove United Methodist Church including being a member of the United Methodist Women for 60+ years. She was well known for her chocolate chip cookies for anyone who stopped in. Eleanor adored her grandchildren and great grandchildren who affectionately called her “Super Grandma.”

She is survived by five children, Curtis (and Linda) Saufferer of Bemidji, Susan (and Larry) Balzer of Blooming Prairie, Bradley (and Cindy) Saufferer of Morristown, Bruce Saufferer of Morristown and Tracie (and Brad) Spinler of Morristown; ten grandchildren, Tarrah (and Jayson) Palm, Kyle Adams, Emily Erickson, Joel (and Katie) Adams, Beth (and Gill) Christesen, Amy Saufferer, Kristin (and Justin) Krell, Ryan Saufferer, Alex (and Lacey) Spinler and Mikayla Spinler; 11 great grandchildren and another one expected in October; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harold; one granddaughter, Marissa Spinler; and ten brothers and sisters.

Memorials are preferred to the Building Fund at Blooming Grove United Methodist Church to make the church handicap accessible.

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4:00 PM 7/25/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 7/25/2019 7:00:00 PM
Boldt Funeral Home

300 Prairie Avenue
Faribault, MN 55021

Boldt Funeral Home
300 Prairie Avenue Faribault 55021 MN
United States





10:30 AM 7/26/2019 10:30:00 AM
Blooming Grove United Methodist Church

43089 180th St.
Morristown , Minnesota 55052

Blooming Grove United Methodist Church
43089 180th St. Morristown 55052 Minnesota
United States

Cemetery Details


Blooming Grove Cemetery Final Resting Place

Rural Waseca, MN

Rural Waseca MN
United States

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