Hulda Van Moorlehem

May 18, 1931-Dec. 3, 2017

MINNEOTA — Mass of Christian Burial for Hulda “Ebo” Van Moorlehem, 86, of Minneota, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Edward Catholic Church in Minneota. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today with a CCW rosary at 4 p.m. and a parish prayer service at 7 p.m. at Rehkamp-Horvath Funeral Home in Minneota. Visitation will continue from 9-10:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at St. Edward Catholic Cemetery.

She died unexpectedly on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, at the Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Hulda Elizabeth Van Moorlehem was born May 18, 1931, in Vallers Township, Lyon County to Herman and Ella (Halverson) Nelson. She grew up living in and around Minneota and graduated from Minneota Public School after completing the 10th grade. On May 7, 1949, she was united in marriage to Howard Van Moorlehem at St. Edward Catholic Church in Minneota. The union resulted in three children. The couple farmed and raised their family north of Minneota, until they moved to town in 1993. Ebo took great pride in their home in town and enjoyed sharing it with visitors. Family was important to Ebo and she relished the role of being a grandmother, not only to her own grandchildren, but to any child in her presence. Ebo enjoyed spending her time cooking, baking, crocheting, gardening, playing cards, and visiting. She will forever be remembered for her big smile, lefse, donuts, pies, afghans, and great sense of humor.

She is survived by her children Donna (Doug) Jelen of Marshall, Janet Van Moorlehem of Marshall, and Roger (Bonnie) Van Moorlehem of Minneota; grandchildren Jon Van Moorlehem (friend Angela) of Minneota and Sara Van Moorlehem-Scott (Kurt) of Oakland, Calif.; and great-grandson Isaiah Scott.  She is also survived by her brother Robert (Linette) Nelson; in-laws Art Van Moorlehem and Elmer (Betty) Van Moorlehem; and nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Howard, and three sisters LaVerna Nelson, LaVerna Johnson, and Thelma Warnke and brother Gordon Nelson.