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Alpha Souder, 90, of Halma, Minnesota passed away at Sanford Hospital in Thief River Falls, Minnesota on Tuesday evening, June 4, 2019.
Alpha Cora Green was born April 17, 1929 at Greenbush, Minnesota to Alfred and Alma (Foss) Green. She grew up in Greenbush and graduated from Greenbush High School. On January 28, 1950 she was united in marriage to Chester Souder. They settled on the family farm in Norway Township of Kittson County. Alpha and Chester farmed for many years, raising dairy cattle and small grains. Alpha served as clerk of Norway Township for several years and was treasurer of the Eidsvold Ladies Aid. Chester passed away on March 26, 1998.
Alpha loved her grandchildren and cherished time spent with them. She enjoyed dominos, playing cards, trips, shopping and of course casino stops with her favorite travel companion, Darleen. She also loved helping on the farm, embroidery, watching game shows, baking buns and homemade donuts. Alpha was a member of Eidsvold Lutheran Church.
Family members include a son, Jerry (Etta) Souder, Cloquet, MN; and grandchildren, Michael (Kaylee Hagen) Souder and Kelsey Souder. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and Alma; and a brother.
Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, June 10, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in Eidsvold Lutheran Church, Halma, Minnesota. Interment will be in the Eidsvold Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church for one hour prior to the service. Rev. Gary Halverson, presiding; Janelle Hostrup, organist and Lyndon Johnson, Kenny Hultgren and Van Pankratz, trio. Casket bearers will be Michael Souder, Wayne Stromgren, Christopher Carlson, Lon Souder, Neil Souder, and Steve Mante. Honorary casket bearers will be all those in attendance. Austin Funeral Chapel,