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July 9, 1930 - August 24, 2013

Zelda was born July 9, 1930 in Spring Grove, Minnesota to Merton and Fannie (Watkins) Sherburne.  She attended the Mabel High School.  On February 4, 1950 she married Leland Sagdalen in Spring Grove.  They lived for a short time in Yucatan where they operated the Yucatan Store, before moving to Mabel.  She stayed at home raising their seven children and babysitting for some of the grandchildren.  She then worked at the Green Lea Manor for many years until retiring.

She was a member of the Mabel United Methodist Church and enjoyed reading, listening to the radio, and spending time with family.

Zelda passed away Saturday, August 24, 2013 at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel at the age of 83.

Zelda is survived by seven children Terry (Gloria) of Spring Grove, Roxanne Shefelbine , Debbie (Lorren) Tingesdal, and Peggy (Jeff) Williams all of Mabel, Cindy Zafft of Canton, Alan (Natalie) of Lino Lakes, Minnesota, and Paul (Sue) of Chatfield; fifteen grandchildren; and twenty-two great grandchildren; a brother Milton Sherburne of St. Paul, Minnesota; and a sister Priscilla Thompson of Mabel.

She was preceded in death by her husband Leland; her parents; her sisters Neva Opsahl, Nola Newman, Alma Sherburne, Helen Eide, and Myrtle Odegaarden; and brothers Marvin Sherburne, Darol Sherburne, and Francis Gorham.

Funeral services will be 11 AM Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at the Mabel United Methodist Church in Mabel.  Burial will be in the Trinity Cemetery in Spring Grove.  Visitation will be 4 – 7 PM Tuesday, August 27 at the Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel and one hour prior to services at the church.
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