Elvira Exsted, age 101, of Glencoe, Minnesota, passed away on Thursday, June 9, 2022, at GlenFields Living With Care in Glencoe.
A Private Family Service will be held on Friday, June 17, 2022, at the Johnson McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe, with interment following at the Glencoe City Cemetery.
A Public Visitation will be held Thursday, June 16, 2022, from 4:00-8:00 P.M. at the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe.
Elvira Christina Luise Arlt was born on August 18, 1920, at home in Glencoe Township, McLeod County, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Fred and Louise (Nelson) Arlt. Elvira was baptized as an infant on October 10, 1920, and confirmed as a youth on June 17, 1934, both at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe, Minnesota by Rev. E. Kolbe. She received her education in Glencoe.
On October 15, 1938, Elvira was united in marriage to Alfred Exsted at the First Lutheran Parsonage in Glencoe, Minnesota by Rev. Streufert. Their marriage was blessed with three children, Kenneth, Shirley, and Glorian. The couple made their home in Biscay for 13 years, then Plato for 13 years and eventually settled in Glencoe. Elvira and Alfred were happily married for 69 years until Alfred’s passing on July 2, 2008. Elvira worked at the Glencoe Hospital for many years in the laundry department. She also enjoyed helping out at PlaMor Ballroom in Glencoe when she could.
Elvira enjoyed spending her time embroidering, listening and dancing to polka music, and taking a gamble with Bingo and Pull-tabs. Elvira was a loving mother to her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren, and cherished the time she spent with them all.
Elvira passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 9, 2022, at GlenFields Living With Care in Glencoe, at the age of 101 years. Blessed be her memory.
Elvira is survived by her:
Son, Kenneth Exsted of Glencoe, MN;
Daughter, Glorian Kappel of Glencoe, MN;
Grandchildren, Jenise Henke (Paul), James Mrkvicka (Tammy), Steven Exsted, Randall Exsted (Julie), Jeffery Exsted (Michelle), Katherine Bartels (Ronnie Schwanke), Roxanne Engelke (Jeff), Sandy Armstrong (John);
Great-grandchildren, Thomas Mrkvicka (Miranda), Travis Mrkvicka (Danielle), Troy Mrkvicka (Nicole), Mackenzie Rose (Nicholas), Michael Exsted (Cassandra), Melissa Wertz (Mick), Tyler Exsted (Marci), Mariah Perez (Bernie), Dylan Exsted, Shaylee Exsted, Krystal Exsted, Carissa Bartels (Jeff Schmitz), Michael Bartels (Jennia), Candace Stiles (Eric), Tiffany Hedin (Chad), Dustin Engelke, Brittany Shimanski (Ben), Jessica Klitzke (Zach Dahlke), Jaxson Klitzke, Madison Armstrong, Samuel Armstrong;
Great-great-grandchildren, Brayden Linsmeier, Adilynn Mrkvicka, Sophie Mrkvicka, Emmet Exsted, Greta Exsted, Bryce Exsted, Miles Exsted, Destiny Exsted, Faith Wertz, Nevaeh Wertz, Yandel Perez, Jazzlyn Perez, Everlyn Perez, Drew Schmitz, Beau Bartels, Bryar Bartels, Harper Stiles, Hank Stiles, Tatum Engelke, Jayden Hedin, Rylan Hedin, Chloe Engelke, Lilianna Giesen, Ellie Shimanski;
Sister-in-law, Gladys Wangerin;
Many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Elvira is preceded in death by her Husband, Alfred Exsted; Parents, Fred and Louise Arlt; Parents-in-law, Emil and Emma Exsted; Daughter, Shirley Mrkvicka and her husband, Roger; Son-in-law, Marvin Kappel; Granddaughters, Bonita Jean Kappel, Patricia Exsted; Granddaughter-in-law, Pamela (Lindeman) Mrkvicka; Brother, Victor Arlt (Lucille); Siblings-in-law, Rosella Exsted, Delila Dummer (Alvin), Violet Chalupsky (Clayton), Alvin Exsted (Harriet), Donald Wangerin.
Joanne L Kuehn says
This lady was soft spoken and was a joy to care for in her later years living at Glen fields, I enjoyed seeing her doing her had craft of sewing towels. I love talking with her. She was so happy with life and loved people. May her family be comforted with Gods love. And may we meet again in Gods hands.
Rita Gehlen Weber says
She was such a sweet Lady. I am blessed to have been a small part of her wonderful life. She was definitely my favorite customer.