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Adelaide Oothoudt

Adelaide Dorothy Oothoudt, 83, of Wadena, passed away on March 28, 2009, at Tri-County Hospital in Wadena.

She was born Jan. 16, 1926, to Fred and Olga (Patske) Schwanke in Randall, Minn. She married Eldon Samuel Oothoudt on Nov. 24, 1945, in Little Falls. She was a part of the Wadena community for nearly 50 years.

Memorial services were held Wednesday, April 1, in the Christian and Missionary Church in Verndale with the Rev. David Kotner officiating. Interment was in the Wadena Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers were Randy Oothoudt, Jr., Jason Spake, Joshua Spake and Matthew Oothoudt. Arrangements were with the Johnson Memorial Home in Wadena (

Survivors include her loving husband, Eldon; children, Bryan (Joni) and Sandy (Richard) Wussow, both of Wadena, and Dawn (Donald) Koenning of Abilene, Texas; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Olga; son, Randy; brothers, Ronnie and Clifford Schwanke; and a grandson.