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Elnor R (Bode) Bollum
January 9, 1935 ~ November 16, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old
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Elnor Ruth Bollum, 88, of Goodhue, went home to Jesus on Thursday, November 16, 2023, at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota. Elnor was born on January 9, 1935, to Herbert and Alma (Hulke) Bode in Courtland, Minnesota. She was baptized, confirmed, and married at Immanuel Lutheran Church in rural Courtland. She attended Immanuel Lutheran Grade School and graduated from Nicollet High School in 1952.
Elnor was united in marriage to Calvin Bollum on October 2, 1955. The couple lived and farmed in rural Belvidere Township and raised their family.
She was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Belvidere, where she taught Sunday School, belonged to the Altar Guild, and was active in Ladies Aid and LWML. She belonged to the Belvidere Home Extension Group and enjoyed coffee and conversations with many area ladies.
Elnor taught parochial school for a few years and later was employed at Josten’s in Red Wing. She enjoyed gardening, baking Norwegian Christmas goodies at the holidays, going to auctions, playing cards, and spending time with her family and grandchildren.
She is survived by her sons, Mark, Martin and Grant Bollum all of Goodhue; her daughter, Mary (Bob) Augustin of Red Wing; her grandchildren, Alyssa (Jeff) Filkins, Carrie Bollum, Cody Miller, Riley Bollum, Kacey Bollum, Katie Augustin, and Luke (Stephanie) Augustin; her four great-grandchildren, Kayden Bollum, and Alana, Amelia, and Felix Augustin; her sister-in-law, Bev Bode of Mankato; her brother-in-law, Karl Lieske of Henderson; and several nieces and nephews. She is joining in Heaven, her parents; her husband, Calvin; and her siblings, Elvira (Vince) Muesing, Evelyn Lieske, and Bert Bode.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, November 20, 2023, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Belvidere. Burial will be at the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 19, 2023 at the Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel in Red Wing and for one hour prior to the service at the church.
Memorials are preferred to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church or donor’s choice.