Victor Louverne Blastervold, 94, Cannon Falls, died on Thursday evening, January 17, 2013 at Angels Care Center in Cannon Falls.
Victor was born March 16, 1918 in Deerfield Township, Steele County, MN, the son of Peter and Julia (Woldmoe) Blastervold. After his mother passed away when he was nine- months-old, he was raised by his uncle and aunt, Ole and Anna Blastervold of Waseca until the age of eight. Upon the death of his aunt he was raised by Selmer and Karen Peterson of Wanamingo.
He was baptized at the Meraker Lutheran Church in Deerfield Township and was confirmed at the Wanamingo Lutheran Church. He worked for many farmers in Leon Township until his marriage to Marion Olson at her family home in Leon Township on June 9, 1943. He and Marion raised four children and farmed in Leon Township for 33 years until her death in 1976. He was an active member of the Spring Garden Lutheran Church all of his married life.
He served on the Leon Township Board as treasurer. He was an active member of the local Farmers Union and served on the board of the Farmers Coop Elevator in Cannon Falls. He and his brother, Raymond owned a semi-truck in the early 1950s hauling eggs to California and vegetables to Minnesota. Many summers he hauled peas to the Faribault Canning Company. After he retired from farming he worked for the Minnesota Transportation Dept., Zumbrota Livestock Auction Market, and Cemstone Ready-Mix Co., until his retirement in 1998 at age 80.
Victor married Norma (Shoemaker) Miller at St. John's Lutheran Church, Mazeppa, on December 29, 1979. They resided in Zumbrota their entire married life of 28 years. He and Norma traveled for a month in winter to visit one daughter in Puebla, Mexico and two daughters in Arroyo Grande, CA.
He continued assisting his son and family in farming in Leon Township until moving to Angels Care Center. He was an avid newspaper reader, enjoyed playing cards and socializing with friends, and most of all, he was devoted to his family.
Victor is survived by his children, Frances Blastervold-Olson (Clayton) of Puebla, Mexico, Charles (Mary) Blastervold of Cannon Falls, Phyllis (Stephen) Dorsi, and Joanne (Michael) Ulin, both of Arroyo Grande, CA; seven grandchildren, David (Ann) Blastervold, Michelle (John) Kent, Deborah (Chad) Revoir, Alexa (Jose Luis) Petrilli, Nicole Guzman, Michael (Elizabeth) Dorsi, and Sean Ulin; 11 great-grandchildren, Jacalyn, Ashlee and Samuel Blastervold, Michael Dahl, Victoria and Leah Kent, Taylor, Brielle, and Lauren Revoir, Ian and Adine Petrilli; one great-great-grandson, Brayden Dahl; and many nieces and nephews.
He is also survived by step-children and their families, Yvonne (Dick) Myran, Janice Rude, and Jim Miller, all of Zumbrota.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his foster parents; wife, Marion; wife, Norma; brothers, Raymond and Guy; sister, Marie Tulio; step-sister, Luella Blastervold; and step-brother, Donald Blastervold.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 23 at Spring Garden Lutheran Church, with Pastors Nick and Cindy Fisher-Broin officiating. Interment followed at the church cemetery.
Arrangements by Lundberg Funeral Home in Cannon Falls.