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Frances Bolstad

d. January 17, 2012

Frances M. "Fran" Bolstad, age 94, of Austin, died Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at Mayo Clinic Health System-Austin. Fran was born January 22, 1917 in Springfield, Minnesota to Frank and Frances Groebner. She graduated from Springfield High School and took a post graduate course in Business. Fran worked at State Bank of Springfield and University Bank in Minneapolis before her marriage. On May 8, 1943 she was united in marriage to Vernon J. Bolstad of New Ulm. Fran enjoyed her family and friends. She liked the outdoors, hiked and did lots of walking. Fran also golfed, bowled and played cards. She was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church and St. Cecelia Unit. Survivors include her husband, Vernon Bolstad, Austin; two sons, Robert Bolstad, New Hope, John Bolstad, LaCrosse, WI; brother, Max Groebner, New Ulm; sister-in-law, Maxine Lilja, Monticello; brother-in-law, Andrew Fredrickson, Minneapolis; many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents; four brothers and four sisters. A Celebration of Life for Fran will be held from 2-4 pm on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at the Cedars of Austin Community Room. Spring interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St. Augustine Catholic Church or the Salvation Army. Arrangements by Mayer Funeral Home.

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