Harriet June (Ellgen) Gedstad

Harriet  Gedstad Obituary PhotoHarriet June (Ellgen) Gedstad, 89, of Bolivar, MO, formerly of Sioux Falls , SD, June 18, 1930 - September 5, 2019.

Mrs. Harriet June Gedstad, age 89 of Bolivar, MO, passed away Thursday, September 5, 2019, in her home.  She was born on June 18th, 1930, at home in Tyler, MN, to Harry and Marie Ellgen who precede her in death.

                Harriet Ellgen married Don Gedstad (who precedes her in death) at First Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls, SD, on Nov. 19, 1949.  The marriage produced three sons: Brian L. Gedstad, now deceased, Mark E. Gedstad, Quincey, IL, and Scott A. Gedstad, Dadeville, MO; and two grandsons in Quincey, IL; and one sister Fern also survives her.

                Harriet worked as a department store office worker for six years.  Then, as the children arrived, she became a stay-at-home mom, raising the boys with her husband Don.

                Don, Harriet, and the boys moved numerous times in the Midwestern area during the 30 years Don was employed by Amoco Oil Co.  Upon retirement in 1985, Don and Harriet moved to the Lake Pomme de Terre area in MO, where they resided until the ice storm in 2007, and then moved into Bolivar at the Parkview Independent living housing, where they lived until their passing.

                According to Harriet’s wishes her body will be cremated and the family will hold a private memorial service at a later date.  Online condolences may be made at: www.greenlawnfuneralhome.com.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Pitts Chapel Bolivar, MO.


Published on OzarksRemembers.com on September 10, 2019.