Funeral services for Ella M. Bleckeberg, age 95, of Albert Lea, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home. Rev. Don Malinsky will officiate. Interment will be at Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the Funeral Home on Saturday. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.
Ella died March 22, 2017, at St. Johnâs Lutheran Community.
Ella M. Bleckeberg was born December 28, 1921 in Albert Lea, the daughter of LuVerne and Phoebe (Hatch) Larson. She attended Trenton School in Freeborn. On December 22, 1939, Ella married Ernest Bleckeberg in Mora, Minnesota. She worked at Streaterâs, retiring in 1984. Ella was a member of Salem Lutheran Church, Lydia Circle, Sew-N-Tell, and the Salem Senior Group.
Ella is survived by her sons: Tom of Austin, Dave and wife Lynn of Machesney Park, IL, and Bob and wife Ginger of Beloit, WI; daughter, Sharon and husband Gene Weckwerth of Albert Lea; daughter-in-law, Marilyn Bleckeberg of Albert Lea; grandchildren: Mark and wife Nancy Bleckeberg, Susan and husband Joe DeStephano, John and Kathleen Bleckeberg, Ann and husband Jeff Erickson, Jenny Zammuto, Matt Bleckeberg, Marcy and Todd Cutsinger, Doug and wife Sara Weckwerth, Don and wife Shelly Weckwerth, Scott and wife Joyce Weckwerth, Tim, Trent, Julie, and Dan Weckwerth; 23 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild.
Ella was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest; son, Paul; parents, LuVerne and Phoebe; sisters, Alice Phillips, Vera Smith, Hazel Wise, and Esther Luna; brother and sister-in-law, Alvin and Rosie Larson.