Mabel LelmMabel Lelm, 99, Ada, Minnesota, died Tuesday, October 8, 2013, at The Stadter Center, Grand Forks, ND, following a brief illness.
Mabel was born August 27, 1914, to Gust and Elizabeth (Sprung) Anderson on the family farm, rural Ada. She attended country school in Winchester Township, Norman County. She also attended high school in Ada. She was united in marriage to Elmer Lelm on February 7, 1938. They owned and operated the family farm side by side for many years and also maintained a Grade A dairy herd. Mabel always raised a productive vegetable garden and did lots of canning for the family. They retired and moved to Ada in 1978. Elmer died in January 1984. She was a lifelong active member of Grace Lutheran Church in Ada.