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Dolores Strellner

Dolores Strellner

Des Moines, Iowa

Dolores Strellner passed away at University Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, in Des Moines, Iowa.

She was born Feb. 14, 1926, to Elmer and Christine (Hecker) Ellestad in Duluth, Minn. Dolores married Donald D. Strellner in 1978.

Dolores spent most of her adult years in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She enjoyed meeting people and sold Avon products for more than 23 years and worked as a waitress also before retiring.

Dolores is survived by her son, Dr. Stephen M. Ellestad, and wife, Stephanie; grandchildren, Stephen J. Ellestad and Sarah M. Ellestad; and a great-granddaughter, Kaia S. Ellestad. She is also survived by her brother, Donald Ellestad, along with nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sisters Dorothy Burgett and Marjorie Meyers; and niece, Susan Weigand.

Visitation was held from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories with a service beginning at 3 p.m. with Dr. Kay Slocum officiating. Burial was at Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery in Backus, Minn.

Memorial donations may be directed to the family.

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