Jerda A. Klund

Jerda Klund

Jerda A. Klund, age 103, of North Branch, died on Thursday, August 2, 2012 at Ecumen North Branch.

Jerda was born on June 27, 1909 at Fargo, North Dakota to parents, Edward and Alma (Anderson) Hallberg.  She attended Fairmount, North Dakota schools where she graduated.

She married Malcolm Klund in 1928 at Duluth, Minnesota.  She moved to the North Branch area in 1943 when Malcolm took a job as manager of the creamery.

Jerda was a homemaker her whole life. She loved knitting, sewing, crocheting, flowers, baking, church activities, family and faith. She was a member of the North Branch United Methodist Church since 1943.

She is survived by her daughters, Myrtle Larson of Brooklyn Center, Arita Humble of Fridley, Pat (Roger) Nelson of North Branch and Nancy Gustafson of Coon Rapids; sons, Curt (Delores) Klund of North Branch and John (Sue) Klund of Ramsey; her 19 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and 26 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Malcolm in 1958; sisters, Ida and Mary; brother, Edward; three sons-in-law, Weldon Humble, Elof Larson and William Gustafson.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, August 6, 2012 at the North Branch United Methodist Church in North Branch with Rev. Richard Mork and Rev. Phil Schmidt officiating.  Music was provided by Deb Aulich, Joe Nyquist, Roger Nelson and Maria Muehlhauser. Visitation was held one hour prior to the service at church on Monday.

Serving as casket bearers were Jay Gustafson, Mike Humble, Randy Nelson, Andrew Arans, Jim Klund and Heidi Bertrang.

Interment followed the service at Oak Hill Cemetery in North Branch.

Memorials are preferred to the North Branch United Methodist Church.

Arrangements were under the direction of Grandstrand Funeral Home in North Branch.  Condolences maybe left at

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