Flora Fjelstad, 95

Flora G. Fjelstad, 95, of New Prague, died Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009 at Mala Strana Health Care Center in New Prague.

Flora was born May 19, 1914, in Fillmore County, a daughter of Ralph and Petra (Paulson) McMillen. Born and raised in Fillmore County, she attended Fillmore County District School and Mabel High School. She married Henry Fjelstad on October 18, 1933, at Henrytown. She moved to Hopkins in 1956, St. Louis Park in 1997 and New Prague in 2005. Flora was a homemaker and worked as a salad lady at Burches Restaurant in Hopkins. She wrote poetry, played the organ and loved music.

She is survived by children Sylvester Sid (Merna) Fjelstad, Chaska and Steven (Catherine) Fjelstad, New Prague; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a sister Phyllis (Warren) Barnes, Rochester.

She was preceded in death by her husband on June 30, 1977; a daughter Juanita Fjelstad in infancy; her parents; and siblings Ruth Anfinson and Leverne McMillen.

Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 5, at 10:30 a.m., at the Bruzek Funeral Home in New Prague, with Rev. Steven Trewartha officiating.

Interment was at the Henrytown Lutheran Cemetery. Pallbearers were grandchildren Michael, Neal, Brian, Hans, August and Tyler Fjelstad.

Visitation was held from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Bruzek Funeral Home.

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