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July 25, 1920 – Thursday, December 10, 2010

Service Information
Oster Covenant Church
Thursday, December 16, 2010
1:00 P.M.

Visitation Information

Willard S. Strandquist, age 90, of Oster
(rural Mayer) passed away on Friday, December 10, 2010 at Elim Home in Watertown.

He was born on July 25, 1920 in Oster the son of David & Esther Eklund Strandquist.

Willard graduated from Watertown High School and later attended Minneapolis Business College.

On October 16, 1943, Willard S. Strandquist & Novia Sutherland were joined in holy marriage at The Buffalo Evangelical Covenant Church. God blessed their marriage with three children.

Mr. & Mrs. Strandquist engaged in dairy farming in Oster for many years. Willard was born on, raised, engaged in farming and lived his entire life on his family’s homestead in Hollywood Township, Carver County.

He was a lifelong, faithful member of The Oster Covenant Church.

Willard enjoyed fishing, especially ice fishing. He was also fond of playing horseshoes in both a league and in tournaments.

He was a longtime board member of McLeod County’s REA.

Survived by children: Larry (Linda) Strandquist of St. Louis Park, Judy Plucker of St. Bonifacius and Jane (Thomas) Murray of Ramsey; nine grandchildren: Heidi (Adam) Brachle, Aaron (Ginger) Murray, Thomas (Tessa) Strandquist, Kyle (Jennifer) Strandquist, Kristi, Michael & Heather Plucker, Jonathan (Elizabeth) Murray, Jessica (Brandon) Brunkow; two great grandchildren; a brother: Wallace Strandquist of Montrose & a sister: Ruth Deidrick of Waverly; other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by loving wife: Novia on December 28, 2006, son-in-law: Darrell Plucker, his parents, father-in-law & mother-in-law: Arthur & Hannah Sutherland, a sister-in-law: Audrey Strandquist and by a brother-in-law: Calvin “Kelly” Deidrick.

Funeral services for Willard Strandquist will be held on Thursday, December 16th at 1:00 P.M. at The Oster Covenant Church. Pastor Paul Kling will officiate. Interment Oster Covenant Cemetery.

Pianist will Mary Bailey. Vocalists will be Kathleen Deidrick and Mary Jo Strandquist.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 15th from 5-7 P.M. at The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted.

Further visitation will be held on Thursday, December 16th one hour prior to services at the church.

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The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to

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