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.