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Velma A. Hale

Velma A. Hale age 84, of Sleepy Eye, MN died on March 24, 2022, at Prairie Senior Cottages in New Ulm, MN.

Visitation will be on Tuesday from 4 to 7 and will continue on Wednesday from 9:30 until 11:00 am at the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye.

Funeral Service will be held at the Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye Chapel, on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at 11:00 am.

The clergy will be Pastor Dave Nissen .

Private family burial will be at the Morgan City Cemetery at a later date.

Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

Velma Avonna (Waggle) Hale was born August 22, 1937 in Bitner, Pennsylvania to Charles and Newanna (Murphy) Waggle. She moved to Minnesota in 1949. Velma graduated from Sleepy Eye High School in 1955. She married Donald Hale on May 13, 1956. She worked at Del Monte, the Delroy Hotel, Orchid Inn, Sleepy Eye Public School, Pietrus Foods, AUI, Sleepy Eye Care Center and Countryside Retirement Community. She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church. Velma enjoyed sewing, crocheting, baking, cooking, gardening and spending time with her family and friends. Velma spent the last couple years living at Prairie Senior Cottages in New Ulm. She is survived by her son, Lee (Ann Iverson) Hale of New Ulm, daughter, Lisa (Allen) Riederer of Sleepy Eye, 4 grandchildren, Justina (Chris) Andree of Sleepy Eye, Dustin (Heather) Hale of Owatonna, Marc and Eric Riederer of Sleepy Eye, 4 great-great grandchildren, Nickolas Hale, Morgan Hale, Gavin Andree and Hunter Hale, brothers, Clinton (Alice) Waggle of Akron, Ohio and Meryl (Pamala) Kuelbs of Willmar, MN. She was preceded in death by husband, Donald, infant daughter, Lori, parents, step-father, Leo Kuelbs, sister, Judith Evjen, brothers, Charles and Philip Waggle and sister-in-law, Arlene Hale.

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