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Valerie Sellden

April 6, 1935 — March 8, 2013

Valerie Sellden

Funeral Service for Valerie Mae Sellden, age 77, of Wheaton, Minnesota will be held Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Wheaton with Rev. Michael Breach officiating. Organist will be Sara Lee Rinke with special music provided by John Nerenz. Visitation will be held Monday, March 11th from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, and continue Tuesday morning one hour prior to service time at the church. Interment will be in St. John Lutheran Cemetery, rural Wheaton at a later date. Valerie Mae Carlson was born on April 6, 1935 in Ashby, Minnesota to Peter and Gladys (Field) Carlson. Valerie married Louis Sellden on September 14, 1952 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Dumont, Minnesota. Valerie was a wife, mother, grand mother, great-grandmother and homemaker. She worked as a Tupperware dealer, bookkeeper and cashier. She had many interests: cooking, sewing and gardening to name a few. She was active in 4-H, was a Girl Scout leader, a member of Minnesota Jaycees and held a state office of Regional V.P. She especially enjoyed working with young people in 4-H skits and one act plays. She shared many activities and hobbies with her husband. Together they enjoyed horses, fishing, camping, square dancing, gardening, making wooden crafts and wine making. They also enjoyed horseshoes and outdoor games. It was a blessing to share over sixty years of marriage with her spouse and being able to watch their family grow. She enjoyed family activities and gatherings, attending as many as possible. She loved life, family and friends. Valerie passed away suddenly on March 8, 2013 at Sanford Hospital in Wheaton. Valerie is survived by her husband Louis of Wheaton; four children: Ritchie (Barb) Sellden of Moorhead, Minnesota; Teresa (Roger) Abraham of Wheaton; Michael (Judy) Sellden of Fargo, North Dakota and Thomas (Sue) Sellden of Elkhart, Indiana; one brother John (Doris) Carlson of Newark, Ohio; nine grandchildren: Melisa Abraham Benson, Renae Abraham, Daphne Sellden Torbio, Jennifer Sellden Lowe, Heather Sellden, Tonya Sellden Tippett, Trevor Sellden, Joshua Sellden and Eli Sellden; nine great-grandchildren: Morgan Benson, Carly Benson, Austin Toribio, Alex Toribio, Dallas Toribio, Noah Kevorkian, Carter Kevorkian, Camden Tippett and Kinley Sellden; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Valerie was preceded in death by her parents Peter and Gladys (Field) Carlson and one daughter Vickie Sellden.

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St. John Lutheran Church
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St. John Lutheran Church
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    Wheaton, MN 56296
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