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Ethel Kelling

June 26, 1912 — January 22, 2010

Ethel Kelling June 26, 1912 - January 22, 2010

Ethel A. (Huxford) Kelling, died on Friday, January 22, 2010 at the Waseca Medical Center-Mayo Health System. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January 26th at 11:00 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Freedom Township, Waseca County with Rev. Glenn Korb officiating. Interment will be in the First Lutheran Church Cemetery in Waldorf. Visitation will be held on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at McRaith Funeral Home of Waseca, and will continue on Tuesday morning for one hour prior to services, at church. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to donor''s choice. Ethel Aretta was born on June 26, 1912 in Vivian Township, Waseca County, Minnesota to Jerome and Aretta (Bowen) Davis. Growing up, Ethel attended New Richland Schools. She was united in marriage on August 19, 1929 to George Huxford. Ethel and George raised their family and resided in Waldorf. She was baptized and confirmed on March 27, 1945 at First Lutheran Church in Waldorf. Her husband George died on May 11, 1966. In 1969 Ethel married Emil Kelling at Trinity Lutheran Church in Wilton Township, Waseca County. They made their home in rural Waldorf for many years before moving into Waseca. Emil died on December 17, 2000, and Ethel has continued to reside in Waseca. During her years in Waldorf she was instrumental in starting the American Legion Auxiliary (Past President). She was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Freedom Township, and a former member of the First Lutheran Church in Waldorf. Ethel is survived by her son Ralph (Elaine) Huxford of Waseca, and her daughters Glee Hodapp of Sun City, AZ, and Ranae Clarke of Prior Lake; by 24 grandchildren, 52 great grandchildren and 17 great-great grandchildren; by her son-in-law Gerald "Bud" Possin; by nieces and nephews and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her husbands; by her daughter Viva Ann Possin; by her grandchildren Lynn Lindeland, Sandra Possin, Bradley Possin, and Michael Huxford; by her sons-in-law Donald Clarke and James Hodapp. Casket bearers are: Kim Huxford, Jeff Huxford, Todd Huxford, Dennis Possin, Craig Possin, Tim Clarke, Jim Clarke, Dan Clarke, Wayne Kalis, and Gary Bartelt.

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