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Alfa Hertzke

March 29, 1920 — May 9, 2015

Funeral services for Alfa Hertzke, 95, Fairmont, MN, formerly of Lakota, IA will be held on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 10:30 am at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Lakota, IA with Rev. Lynn J. Noel officiating. Interment will be held in the church cemetery. Alfa died on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at the Lutz Wing-Mayo Health Systems, Fairmont, MN. Visitation will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Lakota, IA from 5-7:00 pm, Tuesday, May 12, 2015 and one hour before the services in the church. Arrangements are entrusted to Zaharia Family Funeral & Cremation Service of Truman, MN. Alfa Eileen Sleper was born on March 29, 1920 in Hayfield, IA to Everett and Andera (Hauskin) Sleper. She attended school in Lakota, IA. Alfa did housework for other families in the area. On December 1, 1938 Alfa was united in marriage to Otto Paul Hertzke at the parsonage at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Lakota, IA. She was a homemaker and continued to do housekeeping for others. In the Fall of the year, she worked at the canning factory in Blue Earth. Alfa taught ceramics and enjoyed helping at the flower shop. She enjoyed playing cards and boardgames. Alfa loved her grandkids and great grandkids. For over 10 years, they wintered in Arizon. She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Lakota, IA. Alfa was a member of the Garden Club. Alfa is survived by her husband of 76 years, Otto Paul Hertzke, Fairmont, MN; two daughters, Janice (Fred) Stecker, Lakota, IA, Glenda (Jim) Rowe, Jackson, MN; one son, Jerald (Mary) Hertzke. Lakota, IA; one son-in-law, Larry Shoemaker, Prescott, AZ; twelve grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; one sister, Lorraine Stewart, Lakota, IA. She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Sheryl; two sisters and two brothers. www.zahariafamilyfuneral.com
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