Delores Felling Handeland
September 6th, 1929 - December 8th, 2022
Delores Felling Handeland age 93, of Cottage Grove Minnesota passed away December 8th, 2022. Delores was born September 6th, 1929 in Spring Hill Township, MN. To the parents Joseph and Veronica Felling. Delores was born the 7th child of 14 Siblings.
Delores went to school in Belgrade, got married and started a family in Brainerd, spent 5 years in Windom, and settled with her family in Cottage Grove in 1968. Howard and Delores vacationed in Florida for 23 Winters, but Minnesota was always her home.
Delores worked in School District 833 food service for 23 years. Delores owned Floral Fantasies, making floral arrangements for weddings. She was a member of the garden club and Hastings Concert Association. She loved to bake and made the best fresh baked cookies and home-made caramel rolls. She loved gardening, quilting, and traveling.
Delores and Howard Handeland were happily married for over 70 years. Delores was preceded in death by her loving husband in 2019. Delores was also preceded in death by her parents Joseph and Veronica Felling and 7 brothers Cyril, Wilfred, Bernard, Ernie, Rudoph, Joseph, and Gary. She was also preceded by 5 sisters Madaline Roel, Laverna Felling, Shirley Goreing, Georgia Rooney, and infant baby Bertha. She has one surviving sister, Dorothy Unger.
She is survived by her three children Cheryl Umbreit (Gary), Daryl Handeland (Mary Kostuch), and Dana Handeland (Wanda). Five grandchildren Jesse Umbreit (Carissa), Tim Umbreit (Sara), Molly Umbreit (Jeff Wilber), Devin Handeland, and Alexis Handeland. Four great grandchildren Bella Umbreit, Gavin Umbreit, Landen Wilber, and Zoe Wilber.
She had such a beautiful soul and loved her family dearly. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was always there for her family. Right up until the end she was more worried about everyone else other than herself. Howard and Delores left a legacy of love, family, and caring that lives on in each generation. Delores will be deeply missed, but we are comforted knowing she is pain free smiling down from heaven with Howard. Her last words were always, "I love you more."
A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, December 19, 2022, at 11am with visitation beginning at 10am at Zion Lutheran Church (8500 Hillside Trail, Cottage Grove, MN). Delores will be laid to rest at Cottage Grove Cemetery.
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