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Kaasa, Agnes

d. May 19, 2017


10-11 a.m., Wednesday, May 24 atNativity Lutheran Church, 3312 Silver Lake Rd. in St. Anthony, MN


11 a.m., Wednesday, May 24 atNativity Lutheran Church, 3312 Silver Lake Rd. in St. Anthony, MN

Agnes E. Kaasa, 91, of Chippewa Falls, formerly of Minneapolis, MN, died Friday, May 19, 2017 at the Rutledge Home Assisted Living in Chippewa Falls.

She was born October 23, 1925 in Albert Lea, MN to Anna (Frantz) and Ole J. Anderson.

On March 25, 1944, Agnes married Robert Kaasa.

Being one of the first women lay pastors of her time, Agnes worked as an associate pastor for the ELCA, first at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, then at Holy Triune, and at Nativity Lutheran, served in the Children's Ministry.

Survivors include her daughter, Judy (Glenn) Stettler of Chippewa Falls; a son, Rob (Teri) Kaasa of Shoreview, MN; two sisters, Valborg Johnson of Richfield, MN, Esther Williamschen of Apple Valley, MN; six grandchildren, Chris Edmondson, Kelly (Mark) Edmondson, Corissa (Quinn) Wolniak, Tanya (Craig) Anderson, Dan (Kari) Stettler, Diane Flaherty; ten great-grandchildren, Emily and Jake Edmondson, Aidan and Owen Wolniak, Eli and Simon Anderson, Mackensie and Lily Stettler, Erin and Ryan Flaherty; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sisters, Helene Zerrien, Selma "Sally" Johnson; and five brothers, Emil, in infancy, Norman, Ole, Andy and Cliff Anderson.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at Nativity Lutheran Church, 3312 Silver Lake Rd. in St. Anthony, MN, with the Rev. Glenn Seefeldt officiating. Interment will be at Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the church.

Memorials may go to the Children's Hospital & Clinics of MN, Childrens MN Foundation, 5901 Lincoln Dr., CBC-3-FOUND, Edina, MN 55436.

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