Alma Selander

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“I'm sorry this is late, we just heard of her passing. I remember their wedding well. It was in the living room at the "farm". I played the piano...Read More »
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“My Sweet Precious Grandma...I miss you already! Josiah and Ava imgaine you in Heaven, dancing with your "new legs" with all your family to the sweet...Read More »
2 of 2 | Posted by: Lori Crandall


Alma Emma Martha Bauck was born on February 24, 1915 in Pine Lake Township, rural New York Mills, Minnesota. Her parents were the late August and Lydia (Liermann) Bauck. She was baptized on March 1, 1915, and confirmed on June 17, 1928 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Perham, Minnesota. She attended Hill Country School District 184 near Big Pine Lake, then attended St. John's Parochial School in Perham. Alma was united in marriage to Elmer John Selander on the family farm in April 22, 1949. They resided in New York Mills where Alma was employed at the Mills Café and did residential house cleaning. She was also employed at Dertinger Evergreen. Elmer passed away on December 30, 1970. After Elmer passed away, Alma made her home on the family farm in Pine Lake Township. Alma has made her home at the Elders' Home in New York Mills since March 2007. She was a member of the 4 Corners Homemakers Club. She enjoyed baking bread and cinnamon rolls and flower gardening. On September 8, 2013 Alma passed away at the Elders' Home in New York Mills, Minnesota at 98 years of age. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends. Preceding Alma in death were her parents; her husband, Elmer; siblings: Erna, Fleischer, Erhardt; Norbert, and Edgar Bauck. Alma is survived by her son & daughter-in-law, Larry (Karen) Selander; 3 grandchildren: Lori (Jerome) Crandall, Lesa (Wayne) Engel & Brian Selander; 3 great-grandchildren: Josiah & Ava Crandall, Macey Engel; sister-in-law, Clara Bauck; nieces & nephews: Marlys (Jerry) Barker, Allan (Kathy) Bauck, Carl Bauck, Sharon (Clarence) Siebels, Joann Hooven and Sandy (Glen) Meier; many great-nieces & nephews, cousins, other relatives and a host of friends.

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