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Agnes Evelyn Lerud

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Date: Friday, August 4, 2017

Time: 12:00 to 1:00 P.M.

St. Olaf Lutheran Church
Austin, Minnesota


Date: Friday, August 4, 2017

Time: 1:00 P.M.

St. Olaf Lutheran Church
Austin, Minnesota


Oakwood Cemetery
Austin, Minnesota



Agnes E. Lerud, age 92 of Austin, Minnesota died Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at her home.  Agnes Evelyn Lysne was born March 19, 1925 in Mower County, Minnesota to Oscar and Hilda (Luthe) Lysne.  She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith and a member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin.  On March 16, 1941, Agnes was united in marriage to Harlan Lerud.  The couple raised 5 sons.  Agnes enjoyed her role as wife, mother, and homemaker.  The Leruds lived their entire married life in Austin.  Agnes was a good cook and loved to bake and share recipes.  She also enjoyed dancing.  Agnes was very considerate of others, and never missed a Lysne family reunion.  She will be dearly missed by her family and friends. 

Survivors include her sons, Gary (Trudy) Lerud of Albert Lea, Dean (Rose Nelson) Lerud, Wayne (Victoria) Lerud, Tim (Joani Halverson) Lerud, and Michael Lerud, all of Austin; 5 grandchildren, Darrin (Francine) Lerud, Emily (Kipp) Hardison, Leonda Lerud, Lisa (Derry) Sutter, Leslie Lerud, and 10 great-grandchildren; siblings Esther (James) Dalager of Austin, Maxine Perendy of Mankato, Eugene (Barbara) Lysne of Albert Lea, Donna Symes of Austin, James (Beverly) Lysne of Owatonna, and Sharon Johnson of Geneva; sister-in-law Selma Lysne of Austin; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  Agnes was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Harlan Lerud in 1993, her brother Harvey Lysne, and sisters Edna Potter and Barbara Ramsey.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, August 4, 2017 at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin with Pastor Mark Niethammer officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements.



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