Emilie Gamradt, age 93 of Sauk Centre, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at St. Michael’s Hospital in Sauk Centre.
Funeral services are Thursday, Dec. 19, at 2 p.m. at the Faith Baptist Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Ron Hemsworth officiating. A gathering time will begin at the church at 1 p.m. Inurnment is at the Greenwood Cemetery in Sauk Centre.
On May 6, 1920, in Melrose Township, Stearns County, a beautiful baby girl was born to Lovern and Lydia (Eigenbrodt) Bosshardt. She grew up and attended school in Sauk Centre, graduating with the class of 1938. Emilie worked as a second cook at the Waldorf and Belmont Café in Sauk Centre after graduating. She was united in marriage to Delbert Gamradt on June 19, 1943, at the Sauk Centre Methodist Church. Emilie and Delbert enjoyed over 60 years together on their family farm. Emilie worked hand in hand with Delbert, especially with cutting wood for their home. When not busy caring for their four children, she was raising chickens - at one point having over 300 laying hens. Besides her talents for sewing, gardening and canning, Emilie also enjoyed decorating cakes, photography, crossword puzzles and traveling.
She is survived by her children, Cheryl Blasing of Motley, Larry (Jeanne) Gamradt of Wells and Richard (Sandy) Gamradt of Brookings, S.D.; son in law, Steve Wood of Charles City, Iowa; six grandchildren, Michael Pohlmann, Lori (Dennis) Ostercamp, Kevin (Maureen) Gamradt, Karen (Brad) Gruhot, Kimberly (Cook) Glover and Karla Snider; 12 great-grandchildren, Shayna Ostercamp, Sarai, Hannah, Naomi and Abigail Gamradt, Jonathan and Alayna Gruhot, Jim, Del and Claire Glover, Cade and Nolan Snider; two step-grandchildren, Sarah and Matthew Trigg; a brother, Harold Bosshardt of Sauk Centre; a sister-in-law, Goldie Miland of Sauk Centre; dear friends, Bea and Glen Lorenzen of Riverside, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Delbert; a daughter, Barbara Wood; and a son-in-law, Victor Blasing.
Memorials are preferred to the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements are with the Roy-Hetland Funeral Home in Osakis.