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Ethel Alice Hardel, 86, of Brownton

Ethel Hardel
Ethel Alice (Lindeman) Hardel, 86, of Brownton, died Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, at her home at Grand Meadows in Glencoe.
 
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 8, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brownton with the Rev. R. Allan Reed officiating. Norma Witte was the organist. Congregational hymns were “Nearer, My God, to Thee,” “The Lord’s My Shepherd” and “Silent Night.”
Honorary casket bearer was Seth Grenke. Casket bearers were Mitchell Dammann, Marshall Dammann, Robert Lindeman, Klark Katzenmeyer, Daryl Peterson and Jason Schroeder.
 
Interment was in the church cemetery.
 
Ethel Alice (Lindeman) Hardel was born Dec. 18, 1928, in Penn Township, the daughter of Alfred and Anna (Draeger) Lindeman. She was baptized as an infant on Jan. 13, 1929, and was confirmed in her faith as a youth on May 10, 1942, by the Rev. W.E. Diemer at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Penn Township. She was educated in Brownton, and graduated with the Brownton High School class of 1946.
 
On Sept. 4, 1949, she was united in marriage to Carl Hardel at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Penn Township. The couple made their home in Brownton. Their marriage was blessed with three children, Carol, Bonnie and Thomas.
 
While attending high school, she began her career by keeping books at school and, upon graduating, took those skills to the New Auburn Creamery. After marrying her husband, she worked closer to home and later joined her husband at the Brownton Hardware that they owned together. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brownton. She also was a member of the Edward Ewald American Legion Auxiliary Unit 143 in Brownton for 65 years.
 
She enjoyed embroidery, crocheting, reading, working puzzles, fishing and old-time music. In everything she did, she did it with purpose.
She is survived by her children, Carol (Donald) Dammann of Glencoe, Bonnie (Charles) Rothi of Yuma, Arizona, and Thomas (Jan) Hardel of Shoreview; grandchildren, Michele (Jason) Schroeder of Courtland, Marilee (Daryl) Peterson of Gibbon, Mitchell Dammann of Glencoe, Marshall Dammann (fianceé Caitlin Brandenburg) of St. Louis Park, Seth Grenke of Richardson, Texas, Mari Hardel (fiancé Tyler Henkels) of Shoreview and Britta Hardel of Shoreview; great-grandchildren, Branstyn, Baleigh and Brennir Peterson and Aiden and April Schroeder; brother and sister-in-law, James and Shirley Lindeman of Brownton; nieces and nephews, Robert (Lori) Lindeman, Paula (Klark) Katzenmeyer, Danielle (Joshua) Hill, Jack (Jeanne Ann) Litschke and Susan (Litschke) Sullivan; other relatives and many friends.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and Anna Lindeman; husband, Carl Hardel; and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Henrietta and Jerry Litschke.
 
Arrangements were with the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge.com.