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SIGNE O. HOUSKER

born May 1, 1928 - May 10, 2013

Signe was born May 1, 1928 in Spring Grove, Minnesota to Sverre and Emma (Skorgen) Aasum.  Her family moved to a farm near Riceford, Minnesota where she attended grade school.  She attended the Mabel High School, graduating in 1946. Signe then moved to Rochester, Minnesota where she attended the Kahler School of Nursing and worked at Colonial Hospital.  On October 23, 1948 she married Bernard Housker at the Hesper Lutheran Church in Hesper, Iowa.  They farmed in Preble Township, Fillmore County, Minnesota.  she was active in Scheie Lutheran Church, WELCA, and Anna Circle for many years, serving as WELCA President.  She was Sunday School Superintendant, Luther League Advisor, and AAL/Thrivent Secretary-Treasurer. She and Bernard were also active in Sons of Norway Valheim Lodge 364 in Spring Grove for many years until his death in 1987.

In 1993 , Signe moved to a residence in Mabel until 2009 when, due to declining health, moved into Green Lea Manor Nursing Home.  Her hobbies included flowers and gardening, counted cross stitch, geneology, and corresponding with and entertaining friends and relatives.

Signe passed away Friday, May 10, 2013 at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel at the age of 85.

Signe is survived by two children, Carol Ann (Scott) Christensen of Fort Collins, Colorado, and Robert (Terese) Housker of Mabel; six grandchildren; three great grandchildren; sister-in-law Beverley Aasum of Caledonia; brother-in-law Harry Housker of Mabel; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, twin brother Sidney, and sister-in-law Barbara.

Funeral services will be 11AM Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at the Scheie Lutheran Church in rural Mabel with the Rev. Mary Waudby officiating.  Interment will be in the church cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4 – 6 Monday at the Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel and one hour prior to services at the church.
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