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Elmer Tingelstad

May 5, 1918 — September 13, 2008

Elmer Tingelstad, age 90, a resident of Pelican Rapids, MN, died on Saturday, September 13, 2008, at Lake Region Hospital in Fergus Falls, Minnesota.Elmer Johnny Tingelstad was born May 5, 1918 in Osage, Iowa the son of Martin and Pauline (Stokk) Tingelstad.In 1921 Elmers family moved to Pelican Rapids where he attended elementary school and graduated from Pelican Rapids High School in 1937. Before entering the military Elmer farmed with his family.From 1941 to 1945 Elmer served as a corporal in the United States Army.Elmer was a gunner in the Battery B, 125th Artillery, 34th Division during World War II, serving in Italy and Africa receiving three battle stars.Returning home from the military, Elmer farmed with his father until 1973.On June 21, 1957 Elmer was united in marriage to Rose Washenberger at Trinity Lutheran Church in Pelican Rapids. Elmer farmed many years on the home farm, and also worked at West Central Turkeys, Inc. for 15 years until his retirement.Elmer entered the Good Samaritan Center in June of 2003.Elmer was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and VFW Post #5252.He enjoyed reading the newspaper, watching football and baseball.He especially enjoyed visiting with family and friends.Elmer loved spending time with his grandchildren.Elmer is survived by his wife: Rose of Pelican Rapids; two daughters: Jill (Tim) Hanson of Pelican Rapids and Kitty (Mike) Berg of Barnesville; five grandchildren: Christina (Jason) Meyer, Heather (Joe) Langston, Derek Haugrud, Jordan Berg and Cameron Berg; and three step-grandchildren: Sarah (Luke) Mertz, Anna Hanson, and Luke Hanson; two sisters-in-law: Ann Tingelstad and Rosemary Tingelstad, both of Seattle, Washington; and five nieces and eight nephews.Elmer was preceded in death by his parents; a sister: Cora Johnson; and 2 brothers: Lloyd and Arnold Tingelstad.Blessed Be The Memory Of Elmer Tingelstad
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