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Edna E Wolff Lensegrav
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Birth: Sep. 29, 1917
McIntosh County
North Dakota, USA
Death: Nov. 8, 2009
Perkins County
South Dakota, USA

Funeral services for Edna E. Lensegrav, age 92 of Meadow, will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, November 14, 2009 at the Indian Creek Lutheran Church near Meadow. Pastor Harold Delbridge will officiate with burial in the Gallaway Cemetery at Meadow.
Visitation will be held on Friday afternoon beginning at 1:00pm until the family service at 7:00 pm at the Evanson-Jensen Funeral Home in Lemmon.

Special music will be provided by Carol Nelson, Les Lensegrav, and Arlen Hatle.

Serving as casketbearers are Troy Lensegrav, Tera Benson, Teryl Lensegrav, Ken Lensegrav, Kristi Birkeland, Jesse Lensegrav, Taylor Lensegrav, Darin Otterberg, and Kelly Thomas. All friends and relatives are considered Honorary Bearers.

A memorial has been established.

EDNA E. WOLFF was born October 29, 1917 at rural Wishek, ND to Fred and Lydia (Klein) Wolff. The family moved to Haynes, ND and then to the Meadow area. Edna did domestic work and babysat for area farmers and ranchers.

She was united in marriage to Olav Lensegrav on March 20, 1936 at Lemmon, SD. For a time, they lived in Minnesota and returned to Perkins County in 1937. Edna and Olav lived on a place east of the Carl and Anna Lensegrav farm. Born to this union were four children, Larry Lee, Gary, Dave, and Kathy. The Lensegrav's farmed and ranched southeast of Meadow until moving to Spearfish in 1981, living there until 1987. Since that time, the Lensegrav's have lived south of Meadow to be near their sons. Olav passed away on June 27, 1991.

Edna passed away on Sunday morning, November 8, 2009 at Five Counties Nursing Home in Lemmon.

Edna spent many hours working in the fields summer fallowing with a 55 Massey Harris. She was an excellent bread baker making as many as 17 loaves, which she enjoyed giving away.

Edna spent much time reflecting on God's word and how it applied to one's life and wrote her thought's into a journal to live by. Your first and last thought must be how to please God. How can I live the Will of God better? Renew your faith in God each day and you will realize and know God prospers in the tuff times and performs miracles if only you believe all things are possible with God. You are called to be servants and stewards to gleam the Earth with Righteousness. Go tell mankind God dwells within each one and loves everyone. You are called and chosen to love all people-neighbors each one in Love and Concern, you are your brother's keeper.

Steer away from all limitations, you shall receive according to your expectations. Never even once dwell on limitations, cant's, wants, and don'ts. Remember, thoughts become things, so be careful what you think. When one makes the absolute decision to absolve the outside barriers and controllers, perfect peace shall become their portion.

Surviving family members include her 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Dave and Rhonda Lensegrav, Gary and Virginia Lensegrav, all of Meadow, 1 daughter and son-in-law, Kathy (Warren) Otterberg, Washington, IA; 9 grandchildren, Troy (Becky) Lensegrav, Tera (Wayne) Benson, Teryl (Nikki) Lensegrav, Ken (Kim) Lensegrav, Kristi (Jace) Birkeland, Jesse Lensegrav, Taylor Lensegrav, Darin (Gina) Otterberg, and Kelly (Dave) Thomas; 16 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, 1 sister, Vivian Dougherty, Seattle, WA; 1 brother and 6 sisters-in-law, Fritz Wolff, Whitewood, SD; Mary Wolff, Lemmon, SD; Esther Wolff, Eugene, OR; Elaine Wolff, Spearfish, D; Marian Wolff, Tucson, AZ; Eloise Wolff, San Jose, CA; and Samantha Wolff, in Louisiana; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one son, Larry Lee Lensegrav in infancy, 3 sisters, Ellen Turner, Freda Swanson, and Vi Brown; 6 brothers, Weston Wolff, Harold Wolff, William Wolff, Gailen Wolff, Lawrence Wolff, and Julian Wolff.

MEADOW - Edna E. Lensegrav, 92, Meadow, died Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, at Five Counties Nursing Home in Lemmon.
Survivors include two sons, Dave Lensegrav and Gary Lensegrav, both of Meadow; one daughter, Kathy Otterberg, Washington, Iowa; one sister, Vivian Dougherty, Seattle, Wash.; one brother Fritz Wolff, Whitewood; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, at Evanson-Jensen Funeral Home in Lemmon. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at Indian Creek Lutheran Church near Meadow, with the Rev. Harold Delbridge officiating.
Burial will be at Gallaway Cemetery. An online guestbook is available at
Published in the Rapid City Journal on 11/11/2009 
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  Olav J, Lensegrav (1911 - 1991)
  Gary Dean Lensegrav (1940 - 2014)*
*Calculated relationship
Meadow Gallaway Cemetery
Perkins County
South Dakota, USA
Created by: Ellen Bishop
Record added: Nov 11, 2009
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