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Hermina Gladys (Strusz) Alms

July 3, 1926 ~ November 21, 2020 (age 94)


Hermina Gladys Alms, 94, of Red Wing, died Saturday, November 21, 2020 at the Lake City Care Center. She was born July 3, 1926 to John and Lydia (Bremer) Strusz in Red Wing. She graduated from Red Wing Central High School and on June 8th, 1945 she married Luvern Alms at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hay Creek. Together the couple made their home in Belvidere where they raised three children. Hermina worked various jobs in the Red Wing area but she spent most of her work life cleaning homes. She was a life-long Christian. In 1983, Luvern passed away.

Hermina loved to travel and spent a lot of time bowling. She enjoyed playing cards, crocheting and visiting with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was very proud of her family and her favorite thing to do was to host large family get-togethers.  

She is survived by her three children; Sandy (Henry) Oelkers of Sheldon, Wisc., Bruce (Brenda) Alms of Belvidere; and Sue (Mark) Thomforde of Goodhue; 7 grandchildren, Pam Siudak, Brian Oelkers, Chris Alms, Kristi Rossman, Travis Thomforde, Jerod Thomforde and Ellie Diercks; 17 great-grandchildren, Jenny, Katie, Katie, Kayla, Colton, Logan, Brandon, Justin, Olivia, Grace, Emma, Libby, Natalie, Ethan, Julia, Noah and Evan; and two great-great-grandchildren, Rylee and Brinley; two sisters, Elaine Diercks and Janice (Dennis) Stieg; and brother-in-law, Elroy Rusch.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Luvern; one granddaughter, Tara Carlson; brothers; Luvern (Irene) Strusz and Marvin (Mary Jo) Strusz; sisters, Helen (Harris) Eppen and Doris Rusch; her companion for many years following the death of her husband, Vern Reeck; and her parents.

A private family service will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, November 27, 2020 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Goodhue with Reverend Martin Weigand officiating. While the service is private, a livestream of the service can be found om the Grace St Peters Goodhue Facebook page. Burial will be at Belvidere Union Cemetery. Online condolences may be left for the family at

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