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Crystal May Sielaff, 93

Crystal May Sielaff, 93, of Hudson, formerly of Minneapolis and Mountain Home, Ark., died Tuesday, July 8, 2008, at the Comforts of Home in Hudson. She was born in Buffalo Lake, Minn., on May 15, 1915, to Harvey and Hattie (Fischer) Reep.

Crystal had done her schooling in Minneapolis along with her college while attending the University of Minnesota and graduating in 1934. On April 6, 1940, she married Bruce Sielaff. Throughout Crystal's life she enjoyed doing handcrafts, reading and gardening.

Crystal is survived by her daughter, Joyce (Dennis) Drews; son, Bruce (Mary) Sielaff Jr.; five grandchildren, Bruce and David Sielaff, Paige (Amer) Olson, Maren (Terry) Plath and Nathan Drews; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Richard (Lorraine) Reep; and a sister, Gayle England.

She was preceded in death in 1994 by her husband, Bruce Sielaff; and a brother, Glen Reep.

A memorial service was held at noon Tuesday, July 15, at Lakewood Cemetery Chapel (36th and Hennepin Avenue), Minneapolis, with Pastor Jim Winter officiating. Friends and family were welcomed from 11:30 a.m. until the time of service in the chapel.

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Funeral services were entrusted to the O'Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson and Countryside Crematory of Baldwin.