|2/20/2013 2:47:00 PM|
Lena Ewert, 89, of rural Bingham Lake died Feb. 14, 2013, at her home in Carson Township near Delft.
Services were held Mondayat Community Bible Church in Mt. Lake.
Interment preceded the service at Carson Mennonite Brethren Cemetery in Carson Township near Delft.
Sturm Funeral Home of Mt. Lake handled the funeral arrangements.
Lena Ewert was born June 14, 1923, to David H. and Agatha (Baerg) Ewert in Mt. Lake. She received her elementary education in District 16C school and completed her high school requirements at Tabor Academy in Hillsboro, Kan.
She studied at Swedish Hospital School of Nursing in Minneapolis, graduating in 1947.
Lena worked with MCC as a registered nurse at St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Anthony, Newfoundland, from 1961 to 1963. Her work included a few months as supervisor of the tuberculosis clinic at the International Sir Wilgred Grenfell Association.
After returning home, she worked at the Mt. Lake Hospital and clinic before ending her nursing career in the late 1980s as a hospital nurse.
Upon confession of faith in Jesus Christ, Lena was baptized in 1937 by her uncle, the Rev. A.J. Wiebe. She was a member of Carson Mennonite Brethren Church in Delft until it closed in 2005. She transferred her membership to Community Bible Church in Mt. Lake.
Lena enjoyed gardening, being outdoors, creating flower arrangements with flowers from her garden and quilting.
She was preceded in death by her brothers: George, David, William, Jacob and Henry Ewert; and sisters: Susie Schroeder, Margaret Rempel and Mary Lepp.
Survivors include her sister, Anna Ewert of rural Bingham Lake; brothers, Abe (Delora) Ewert of Isanti and Adam (Alice) Ewert of Friendswood, Texas; and a sister-in-law, Alma Ewert of Oregon.