David Nordeen Gilderhus

Birth
Hayfield, Dodge County, Minnesota, USA
Death 15 Mar 2017 (aged 88)
Adams, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Adams, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 177379183 · View Source
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David Nordeen Gilderhus , 88, of Adams, Minnesota, died Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at the Adams Health Care Center in Adams, Minnesota.

David was born August 8, 1928 to Nordeen and Mabel (Scharberg) Gilderhus in Hayfield, Minnesota. The Gilderhus family moved to Adams in 1941. David graduated from Adams High School and also attended 1 year at the University of Minnesota School of Agriculture. He married LaVonne Roe on May 20, 1951, at the Le Roy Lutheran Church in Le Roy, Minnesota. Together they raised one son, Gary, and one daughter, Cindy.

David farmed his entire life, until the age of 80. He loved to farm, discuss politics and serve his community and church. He served on the Clayton Township Board for 45 years. He was the Secretary and Director of the State Association of Townships and also served for 22 years as a director on the Freeborn-Mower Electric Cooperative Board. He was also active with the Adams Lions Club. David was a very active member of Marshall Lutheran Church, teaching Sunday School, serving on the church Council, rolling meatballs and sharing his gift of music. He thought of the Marshall members as his second family.

David is survived by his wife: LaVonne; son: Gary (Sandy) Gilderhus of Owatonna, MN; daughter: Cindy (Larry) Bellrichard of Austin, MN; four grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; sister: Martha Egeland; brother-in-law: Milo (Joan) Roe; and sister-in-law: Eleanor (Roger) Ault.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Nordeen & Mable Gilderhus, sisters Dolphy Gilderhus and Jean Gumerson; In-laws Archie & Orena Roe, brother-in-laws Dow Gumerson & Ralph Egeland.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Little Cedar Lutheran Church in Adams, with the Reverend Jeremy Johnson officiating. Interment will be at the Marshall Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday, March 17th at the Adams Funeral Home from 5:00 to 7:00 PM and at the church for one hour before the service on Saturday .


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  • Created by: Janet Stephenson
  • Added: 15 Mar 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 177379183
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for David Nordeen Gilderhus (8 Aug 1928–15 Mar 2017), Find A Grave Memorial no. 177379183, citing Marshall Lutheran Church Cemetery, Adams, Mower County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Janet Stephenson (contributor 46853083) .