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Anna Starner

May 7, 1910 — October 24, 2010

Anna "Maud" Starner, 100, of Hoffman, died Sunday October 24, 2010, at Johnson's Adult Care Home, rural Barrett.

Funeral: 11:00 am Thursday, October 28, 2010, Messiah Lutheran Church, Hoffman

Clergy: Rev. Ivan Wambheim

Cemetery: 9:30 burial at Lakeside Cemetery, Herman.

There is no visitation.

Maud, as most people knew her, was born at Rosetown, Saskatchewan, Canada, on May 7, 1910, to Franklin and Sarah Calvert. Maud had two sisters, Jane and Elizabeth, and six brothers, Henry, Sidney, Randal, Charles, Arthur, and Frank. She was raised on a farm near Rosetown.

Maud married Leon Joseph Tetrault on February 29, 1932, at Herschall, Saskatchewan, Canada. After moving with Leon to North Dakota, she became a U. S. citizen. On March 17, 1973, Leon died and was buried at Herman, Minnesota, where Maud will also be buried.

Several years after Leon's death, Maud married Allen Starner at the Herman Methodist Church on July 9, 1980, and they made their home in Hoffman. After moving to the Johnson's Adult Care Home, Allen died on May 17, 2006.

Maud's work experiences included co-ownership of a variety store in Hoffman (1947-1863), a bookkeeper at the Hoffman Co-op creamery (1963-1971), and as site manager at the Senior Center in Hoffman (1978-1980).

Maud served in many capacities in many organizations: volunteer advisor for the girls club of the Rebekah Lodge in Herman, Ladies' Encampment Auxiliary in Alexandria (1970-1975), chairwoman of the Hoffman Community Fund, Red Cross and Blood Bank, volunteer at the Methodist Church of Herman, and the Hoffman Senior Center, where she was a charter member. In 1995, Maud was honored with the Grant County Acts of Kindness Volunteer Award. She dearly loved the Senior Center and the people there.

Maud was very good at details and numbers and especially liked crocheting doilies for friends and family in these last years.

Maud's parents and all of her siblings preceded her in death. Three sisters-in-law, Edna, Doreen, and Elsie Calvert, and nieces and nephews living in Canada survive Maud. Step-children Richard and Stuart Starner, and Joanne Taylor, and their families also survive her.

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