New Ulm – Aimee Sletta, 94, of New Ulm died Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at the Luther Memorial Home in Madelia.
A Funeral Service will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in New Ulm with Pastor John Gabrielson officiating. Burial will be in the Lake Hanska cemetery following the lunch.
Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church. To leave an online condolence for her family or sign the guestbook go to www.mvfh.org.
Aimee is survived by her sister, Frances Schlosser of Brooklyn Center; nieces and nephew, Susan (Bob) Wright of Minnetonka, David Schlosser of St. Michael, and Carolyn (Neil) Meyer of St. Cloud; and many cousins, great nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Aimee Margaret Sletta was born on December 9, 1919 to Oscar and Mabel (Frederickson) Sletta at her home in Riverdale Township, Watonwan County. She attended Madelia High School and furthered her education at Mankato Teacher’s College. Aimee taught at Worthington and Waterville schools before moving to Northfield. She taught in Northfield for 20 years before retiring in 1980. After retirement, she lived in New Ulm, where she had spent weekends and summers while teaching. Aimee enjoyed the arts, reading, gardening, music, and volunteering at her church. She was especially passionate about all things Norwegian including lefse, lutefisk, and concerts by the St. Olaf Choir. Aimee was an avid traveler; she took many trips to Europe, and especially enjoyed her trips to Norway where she was welcomed by many Norwegian relatives. Aimee crossed the Atlantic on the Queen Mary. She also traveled throughout the United States including Alaska and Hawaii.
Aimee was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in New Ulm, the Sons of Norway, the Teacher’s Retirement Association of Minnesota, and Our Savior’s Lutheran Church Ladies Aid.