Leola M. Velo, 95, of Pelican RapidsPublished 9:17am Thursday, June 12, 2014 Updated 11:18am Thursday, June 12, 2014
She was born to Lars and Mathilda (Arneklev) Trosvik in Trondhjem Township on Feb. 15, 1919. She was baptized and confirmed at South Immanuel Church, rural Rothsay. Leola attended Country School near Rothsay and graduated from Pelican Rapids High School.
On April 10, 1938, she married Eddie Velo at South Immanuel Lutheran Church. They lived on the family farm in the Rothsay area until moving to Pelican Rapids in 2004. For more than 60 years, they developed and operated a large poultry and grain operation. Leola helped with many facets of the operation, especially bookkeeping.
Leola was a lifelong and active member of the South Immanuel Women’s Aid and was also involved as a 4-H leader and a campfire leader.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Eddie; son, Ivan; daughter, JoAnn; brothers, Art, Mel and Orville Trosvik; sisters, Margaret Scheer, Florence Haugrud and Gladys Ouse.
Survivors include her children, David Velo of Rothsay, Diane (Lyle) Hovland of Rothsay, Louann (David) Wallin of Bozeman, MT, Dale (Mary) Velo of Fergus Falls, Daryl Velo of Underwood, Cindy (Jack) Westby of Fargo, ND, SuzAnn (Cal) Stenso-Velo of Hudson; grandchildren, Danton and Torin Wallin, Krysta (Michael) Mischel, Kurt (Haili) Hovland, Jamie and Megan Velo, Max, Kelsey and Alanna Velo, Christopher, Marc and Michelle Westby, Avery and Solvei Stenso-Velo; great-grandchildren, Tennyson and Berkeley Mischel and Haven Hovland; sister, Rose Hanson of Wolverton; brothers, Sylvester (Joyce) Trosvik of Rothsay, Earl (Jane) Trosvik of Pelican Rapids.
Visitation: Friday from 5 to 7 p.m., with prayers beginning at 7 p.m., at the funeral home, and one hour prior to service at the church
Service: 1 p.m. Saturday, at South Immanuel Lutheran Church, rural Rothsay
Clergy: Rev. Gerald Peterson
Burial: South Immanuel Cemetery, rural Rothsay
Funeral Home: Olson Funeral Home, Fergus Falls