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Ethel “Kay” C. Herda


ANDOVER — Ethel “Kay” Carine Herda, age 90, of Andover, formerly of Bay Lake, died on March 8, 2012, at Farmstead of Andover Senior Living Community. She was born on Dec. 25, 1921, in Starkweather, N.D., to Anton and Esther (Nelson) Nelson.


She graduated from Starkweather High School and Valley City Teachers College. Teaching school in the Starkweather, Brocket, Grafton, N.D, and Blaine, Minn., school districts. She married George Herda in 1947.

She was a former Girl Scout Leader and Council Representative. A former member of the Board of Governors of Unity Hospital and Christ Lutheran Church. Kay and George retired to the Bay Lake area in 1976 and a was a member of Salem Lutheran Church in Deerwood; the Bay Lake Area Hospital Auxiliary and the Bay Lake Area Lioness.

She is survived by three daughters, Joy (David) Winkle, of Rochester, Jill (Orville Gulbranson) Walker, of St. Cloud, and Shelly Welker, of Coon Rapids; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death are her parents; husband, George; and three sisters, Arletta Nelson, Grace Fairchild and Norma Stone.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at the Salem Lutheran Church in Deerwood.

Burial will be at the Bay Lake Cemetery in Bay Lake Township. Friends may call on Tuesday one hour prior to the services at the church. Arrangements are with the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby.