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Allen and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Lela was a wonderful lady and the 4 of us had lots of fun back in those ND days. She will surely be missed but oh what a joy when we are all united in heaven. Our prayers are with you as you walk through this difficult time. May you find Gid's peace, comfort and peace. He is your Rock abdFortress.

Posted by: Gerry and Cathy Bass - Brookings, SD - Friend   May 11, 2017

We have such fond memories of your years in Crosby. Lela was an amazing woman. Love to you and your family.

Posted by: Darrel and Betty Sandberg - Crosby, ND - Friend   May 10, 2017

I did not know her well, but what I did know was that she was a strong, inspirational woman.

Posted by: Nancy Pride    May 10, 2017

I am so sorry for your family's loss! All our love and prayers to your family during this time of loss. Love you all....Karris, Kasey, Allison, Garrett, Laura, & Jim.

Posted by: Darla Lansing - Sedalia, MO   May 10, 2017

Allen, I was so sorry to hear the news of Lela passing. My heart aches for all of you...Heaven has been Blessed
Darlene, Lela and I were very close growing age and as cousins.
Your in my prayers, God give you peace

Posted by: Elaine VanSlyke. (Leslie) - Eugene, OR - Family   May 10, 2017

Allen and family.

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone. Enjoyed sitting with you and Lela at the school reunion. Very nice lady. Marilyn

Posted by: Marilyn pike - Rapid City, SD - Friend   May 09, 2017

Our prayers are with you all. Jesus understands.

Posted by: Mary snd Floyd Lepoidevin - miles city, MT - Coworker   May 09, 2017

We extend our sympathy to you, Allen and are praying for you. We have great memories of our times together in Minnesota. Lela was so fun to be with and do things together. Remember her fun laugh. She was so talented in many ways and loved people. praying for you and your family.

Posted by: Larry and Ruth LEPoidevin - Mesa, AZ - friend   May 09, 2017

Lela was certainly an angel here on earth, heaven now has one of the best! She touched so many lives during her lifetime. May all the special memories help you through this great loss!

Posted by: Donna Harrison - Sioux Falls, SD - Friend   May 08, 2017

Lela, you were always very special to me. I so loved our coffee time together. I will miss you deeply. Heaven as certainly gained an angel. To Allen, you will always be in our thoughts and prayers.
Denny and Alice Miner.

Posted by: Alice Miner - Gregory, SD - Friend   May 07, 2017