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Velda J. Ableiter

Velda J. Ableiter

Velda June Ableiter, age 70 of Barnum, MN passed away with her family by her side on Saturday, July 28, 2018 in her daughter's home. She was born on March 10, 1948 in Peoria, IL to Joseph and Pauline (Gibson) Robb.

Velda selflessly spent each day of her life to serve others. Along with raising her children, Velda raised her grandson, Jeremy, as well as several foster children. She always offered a smile, hug, or a nonjudgmental open ear no matter her own circumstances. Her strength in life, including her difficult health journey, will forever be admired. Velda's great-grandchildren, Sophia and Madeline, learned a valuable lesson of undying love and care of their great-grandma. No matter Velda's pain, they could still bring a smile to her face. Our mother, sister and friend will be forever loved and missed.

Velda was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James; her siblings, Mark Angel, John Robb and Pat Jaski. She is survived by her children, Michelle (Leif) Eggen, Gail (Donnie) Van Guilder, Richard Hollenbeck and James Wang; step children, Nicole Jorgenson, Jodi Ableiter and Jason Ableiter; sisters, Nettie (Ed) Beckler, Paulette Bayer and Tammy Angel; 16 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 1:00-3:00 PM Sunday, August 5, 2018 in the Nelson Funeral Care Chapel. Refreshments will be served throughout the service. Arrangements are with Nelson Funeral Care. To leave an online condolence, visit the guest book at