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Astrid Ingeborg Heyen

August 14, 1931 — December 7, 2012

Astrid Heyen passed away Friday, December 7, 2012 after a courageous battle against cancer. Her relationships with family and friends gave her the greatest joy, and she will be greatly missed for the joy she brought to their lives. Astrid Ingebord Heyen (Rostad, Sherbrooke) was born August 14, 1931. She attended schools in Underwood and Pelican Rapids and was a graduate of Pelican Rapids High School. Her marriage to Harold Sherbrooke was blessed with four surviving children. She later married Lloyd Heyen. Astrid worked at the local telephone company for more than three decades. Faith, family, and friends were the focus of Astrid's life. Astrid attained friendships with young and old through her warmth and her welcoming and accepting words and deeds; she maintained close relationships with immediate and extended family and friends life-long. She especially enjoyed being a part of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren's lives. Astrid was renowned for her flower gardening and was recently featured in a local Press article for a record twenty-seven blossoms on one Asian lily plantalthough she had a greater passion for roses. She enjoyed her cat, Izzy, volunteering at church, the school library, senior center, and baking goodies, including Norwegian specialties, for others. In addition to flower gardening, Astrid enjoyed caring for birds, especially hummingbirds, and playing cards with friends. Astrid was especially grateful for all the kindnesses shown to her and her husband, Lloyd, during her long illness.Astrid is survived by her husband, Lloyd, her four children, Harold (Linda) Sherbrooke of Walker, MN, Carolyne (Jim) New of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Georgine Popham of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Pamela (David) Nustad of Detroit Lakes, MN; five stepchildren, Duane, Dennis, Richard, Paula, and Darla; four grandchildren, Chad, Angie, Matt, and Hannah, and four great-grandchildren, Sarah, Tiffany, Jerzie, and Jaze. Astrid was preceded in death by son, Cal Allen, brothers, Herbert, Kenneth and Wilford, sister, Margaret Olson, brother-in-law, Leonard Olson, and sister-in-law, Olive Rostad. Funeral: 11:00 am Wednesday, December 12, 2012, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Pelican Rapids with Rev. Laurie Show-Anderson officiatingVisitation: 5:00 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 11, 2012, at Larson Funeral Home in Pelican Rapids with a Prayer Service at 7:00 PM. Interment: Ringsaker Cemetery, rural Pelican Rapids, MNORGANIST: Patty JordahlSOLOIST: Richard RollieSELECTIONS: "Because He Lives," "The King Is Coming" CONGREGATIONAL HYMNS: "I Was There To Hear Your Borning Cry", "Beautiful Savior", "Precious Lord, Take My Hand" PALLBEARERS: Chad Nustad, Matthew Nustad, Matthew Horner, Ken Rostad Jr., Dean Rostad, Larry Rostad, Dale RostadHONORARY PALLBEAERERS: Ardeen Sleen, Darcy Hanneman, Leonard Heyen, Darrell Heyen, Delane WahlFuneral Home:Larson Funeral Home304 3rd Street S.E.Pelican Rapids, MNUS 56572
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