Valborg E. "Vallie" Flaaen, age 94, of Faribault, died on Monday, October 18, 2010 at St. Lucas Care Center, Faribault.

Funeral services will be at Lands Lutheran Church, Zumbrota, on Saturday, October 23, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. with the Reverend David Krinke officiating. Interment will be at Lands Lutheran Church Cemetery, Zumbrota.

Visitation will be held at the church on Saturday for one hour prior to the service.

Valborg E., the daughter of Edward and Gjertina (Christopherson) Nord, was born on February 15, 1916 in Roscoe Township, Goodhue County. She attended Roscoe Country School and Zumbrota High School. She was baptized and confirmed at Lands Lutheran Church and was a lifetime member. She married Arthur "Bennie" Flaaen on September 25, 1952. He preceded her in death on February 18, 1991. Vallie was a homemaker, waitress and seamstress and enjoyed crossword puzzles, playing her organ and accordion and was quite well versed on politics - a true republican.

She is survived by two step sons, Vern (and Harriet) Flaaen of Faribault and Herb (and Lannie) Flaaen of Tacoma, WA; a son in law, Russ (and Clarice) Berg of Rochester; eight step grandchildren; 24 step great grandchildren; eight step great great grandchildren; nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Arthur; a stepdaughter, Gloria Berg; three sisters; six brothers; and one step great great granddaughter, Ada Froman.

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