TRUMAN - Funeral services for Elsie D. Shoen, 84, of Truman, Minn., will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 22, 2013, at the Church of Christ in Truman, with Pastor Merrill Davis officiating. Interment will be held at Ridgelawn Memorial Park, rural Truman.
Elsie died Thursday, April 18, 2013, at Mayo Clinic Health Systems-Fairmont. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Sunday, April 21, 2013, at Zaharia Family Funeral Home in Truman and one hour before the services Monday at the church.
Elsie D. Riggle was born Feb. 28, 1929, in Brewster, Kan., to Harold and Martha (Forbes) Riggle. They moved to Fairmont in 1937 and to Truman in 1941. Elsie attended school in Truman and graduated in 1947. Following her graduation, she worked at the telephone company. On March 21, 1948, Elsie was united in marriage to Ronald Shoen in Truman. Elsie not only helped on the farm, she was active in the community and church. She was an adult leader in 4-H, member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Key Lady of the Lutheran Retirement Home, Farm Bureau women's committee, president and secretary of Women's Council and Bible School secretary/treasurer. Elsie enjoyed serving others, reading, traveling, playing with her children, and spending time with family and friends.
Elsie is survived by her husband of 65 years, Ronald of Truman; three sons, Maurice (Kris) Shoen of Fairmont, Alan (Karen) Shoen of Truman, Don (Dawn) Shoen of Truman; two daughters, Gloria (Mike) Ryan of Fergus Falls, Minn., and Susan (Rod) Halvorsen of Fairmont; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; four brothers, Orville (Carol) Riggle of Calif., Frank Riggle of Kan., Harlan (Darlene) Riggle of Iowa, and Howard (Alice) Riggle of Minn.; and several nieces, nephews and extended family.
Elsie was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Alice; and a step great-granddaughter.
Memorial contributions may be given to the donor's choice.