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Sadie G. Wessels


Sadie G. Wessels, 75, of Lakefield, formerly of Windom, passed away on Sunday, December 27, 2009 at the Colonial Manor Nursing Home in Lakefield. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. at the Osterberg-Hansen Funeral Home in Lakefield, with Pastor Kathy Brandt officiating.A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Sadie Grace (Habbena) Wessels, the daughter of Arnold and Grace (Kruse) Wessels, was born on December 17, 1934 in Ellsworth, Minnesota. As a youth, Sadie attended Ellsworth Public Schools. After school, Sadie began working for Brentwood’s, in Adrian, where she was an egg candler. On April 7, 1952 Sadie was united in marriage to Eugene Wessels at Zion Presbyterian Church in Ellsworth. After marriage Sadie continued to work for Brentwood’s, until they moved to Windom in 1969. After the family moved to Windom, Sadie began working for Fingerhut, and then moved on to Butterfield Foods, where she worked until her retirement in 1992. After Eugene’s passing in 1994, Sadie moved to Lakefield, and then into the Colonial Manor Nursing Home in 1997, where she passed away on Sunday, December 27, 2009 at the age of seventy-five years, and ten days.

One of Sadie’s many joys was fishing. Her and Eugene would take fishing trips to the Missouri River, up North, and out to Chamberlain, South Dakota. Sadie took great pride in her hard work, her husband, and her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Her family was her life.

Sadie is survived by her daughter, Kathy (Brian) Kraft of Lakefield; her three grandchildren, Jerrico Wessels and family, Josh Wessels and family, and Shauna Kraft and family; as well as six great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters, Dorothy (Richard) Raverty of Windom, and Joey (Ted) Honken. Other survivors include nieces dorie Hall and her family, Shelly Smith and her family, Paula Raverty, and a nephew Bryce Honken and his family, as well as numerous other nieces and nephews.

Sadie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of forty-two years, Eugene; two sisters, Vivian Habbena, and Peggy Graff; two brothers John Habbena and George Habbena; and one half brother, Johannes Kruse.

Blessed be the memory of Sadie Grace Wessels.

2 thoughts on “Sadie G. Wessels”

  1. Dave Habbena says:

    Kathy and family,
    I am sad to hear about your mom passing away. Dorothy called me and told me this morning. I know the last few years have been not good for Sadie and the family.
    I have so many good memories of her and Gene. We would travel on Sunday to Ellsworth to visit Grandma and your parents and you would come too. We would go from Grandma’s house and go downtown and they would go and listen to some country music. Your mom and dad had the best laughs and smiles. We would have alot of fun dancing too. They were a wonderful aunt and uncle to be with.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God be with you and your family during this time of loss.

    love,
    Dave and Debi Habbena

  2. Georgia {Kruse} Stockwell says:

    Kathy and family and Dorothy and Joey:
    Just wanted to let you know how sorry I was to hear that Sadie had passed away. I have always thought of her as a fun and great gal. I thought she was one of the prettiest girls I knew. I always wanted to look like her. She and Gene were so much fun and I loved being around them when I was still around the area. My deepest sympathy to all of the family. I will never forget her visit to my house a few years ago along with Dorothy and Peggy and Peggy’s grand daughter. My thoughts and prayers are with you all in this difficult time.

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