Isla E. Rolfson Streeter
Isla E. Rolfson Streeter, 96, of Bemidji, MN, died Thursday, April 4, 2013 at Tamarack Court.
Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 12, 2013 at St. Philips Catholic Church with Fr. Craig Vasek officiating. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m., Thursday, April 11, 2013 at Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home with a 7 p.m. prayer service. Visitation will also be one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Bemidji.
Isla was born in Two Rivers Township, Morrison County to Theodora (Jacobson) and Bennett Hanson on December 8, 1916. After her mothers death she and her sister lived with her grandparents in Elmdale, MN. She graduated from Upsala High School in 1934. She attended U of M and in her junior year she married Neil Rolfson in February 1938. They raised 8 children on a farm near Brownsdale, MN where she was an elementary school teacher at Queen of Angels in Austin. During this time, she was an active church volunteer, 4-H leader and full time loving mom. Her hobbies were her children, sewing, gardening and music and family picnics. She and Neil moved to Bemidji in 1962 to run Neils Sports Haven on Movil Lake. Here she resumed teaching at Pleasant Valley and Northern Elementary School until she retired. After Neil passed away, she married Lloyd Streeter. They continued to live on the lake, garden, traveling and spending time with grandchildren. She was active in homemakers group, church circle and formed beautiful friendships that still last. She moved to Tamarack Court Assisted Living 3 years ago and again formed new friendships, both with caring staff and other residents.
She is survived by her children, Sr. Helen Rolfson, OSF of St. Cloud, MN, Richard (Elizabeth) Rolfson of San Diego, CA, Leslie (Barb) Rolfson of Pine Island, MN, daughter-in-law, Kathy Rolfson (Tom) of Cottage Grove, MN, John (Sandy) Rolfson of Bagley, MN, Ann Rolfson Schiefert of Bemidji, Patricia (Fred) Rolfson Prom of Pengilly, MN, Merle Rolfson of Naperville, IL and step-son, Rick (Phyllis) Streeter of Kingsport, TN; 24 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Theodora and Bennett Hanson; step-mom, Mollie Hanson; husbands, Neil Rolfson and Lloyd Streeter; son, Neil Thomas Rolfson; step-daughter, Lennae Streeter; brother, Bruce Hanson; sister-in-law, Ann Hanson; sister, Enid Holden and brother-in-law, Joe Holden; granddaughter, Gina Marie Rolfson.
Memorials may be directed to Sanford Home Care and Hospice, Diabetes Research or Bemidji Food Shelf.
Online guestbook at www.olsonschwartzfuneralhome.com