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DeLoris Wold, 85

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DeLoris June Lee was born June 29, 1928 in Alexandria, the daughter of Mano and Olive Lee. DeLoris grew up in Alexandria where she graduated from high school in 1946.

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DeLoris met her husband Walter in 1946 at the Travelers Inn caf in downtown Alexandria, which also served as the bus stop, which welcomed the returning soldiers from World War II. One of those returning soldiers was Walter Waage. The very next day he walked into the Blue Ribbon Bakery where DeLoris was working and asked her out.

On April 5, 1947 DeLoris and Walter were united in marriage. They were married for 51 years. The couple lived in Los Angeles, CA, Watertown, SD and Tyler, MN for a short time before returning to Alexandria, her hometown that she was proud to be a part of. The couple was blessed with six children, which consisted of five boys and one girl.

DeLoris hospitality continued throughout her life. She always welcomed people into her home and made sure no one ever left hungry. DeLoris continued this spirit of generosity throughout her lifetime. She was aware of the blessings God gave her and she wanted to share them with others.

DeLoris life was always centered around her faith in God. She was always active in her church and she enjoyed creating and nurturing a strong community of faith. DeLoris and Walter were very active members of the Assembly of God Church in Alexandria.

DeLoris was an excellent cook and baker. She was known for her delicious lefse, caramel rolls, breads, potato dumplings, glorified rice and especially her doughnuts. Cooking and getting together with her relatives were a joy to her.

Following Walters death in 1998, DeLoris took several trips with Sandy to visit relatives and friends. Those were very special times. In 2002, while she was at the Lake Geneva family camp, she began dating Jerome Wold. On February 15, 2003, DeLoris and Jerry were united in marriage and made their home in Alexandria. Almost three years later, Jerry died suddenly.

On Saturday, June 14, 2014, DeLoris died at the age of 85 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Olive and Mano Lee; her husbands, Walter Waage and Gerald Wold; brothers, Marvin and Norman Lee; and sister, Arlane Schroeder.

DeLoris is survived by her children, Mike Waage and wife, Shirley, of Kingsville, TX, Dan Waage and wife, Audrey, of Alexandria, Steven Waage and wife, Carol, of Urbandale, IA, Dave Waage of Baltimore, MD, Tim Waage and wife, Dawn, of Washington, MI and Sandra Ihrke and husband, Kevin, of Lakeville; grandchildren, Jennifer Falk and husband, Rich, Virginia Tabot and husband, Scott, Lance Waage and wife, Katie, Karl Waage and wife, Ember, Erik Waage and wife, Elisabeth, Levi Waage and wife, Jessica, Joel Waage, Stephanie Turcotte and husband, Andrew, Nicholas Waage and wife, Danielle, Ryan Waage and wife, Jennifer, Rachel Small and husband, Justin, Jason Waage and wife, Danielle, Jordan Waage, Megan Wulff and husband, Robert, Brittany Kearney and husband, Kevin, and Samuel Ihrke; 22 great-grandchildren; brother, Wayne Lee and wife, Gloria, of Alexandria; and one sister, Ruth Elie of Edina.

A funeral service was held Thursday, June 19 at Living Waters Church in Alexandria. The Rev. Tom Elie officiated. Music was provided by the Rev. Tom Elie, Virginia Tabot and Mary Anderson. Interment followed at Kinkead Cemetery in Alexandria. Casket bearers were her sons and son-in-law, Mike, Dan, Steven, David and Tim Waage and Kevin Ihrke.

Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria; www.andersonfuneral.net.

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