Lela Deloris Spilde, the daughter of the late Peder and Caroline “Lena” (Satterlund) Pederson, was born on Oct. 13, 1927, at Halma, MN. She attended school and grew to womanhood at Halma and graduated from Karlstad High School in 1945. Lela was baptized and confirmed at Eidsvold Lutheran Church of Halma. On Nov. 2, 1947, she was united in marriage to Glendon Spilde. They made their home in Halma while Glen continued to farm with his father. In 1956, the couple purchased the farm Glendon’s grandfather homesteaded and lived and farmed there for many years. Lela was employed at the Halma Post Office for 26 years. She was employed with various farmers over the years as well as many years at the Karlstad Eagles, where she was a charter member of the Karlstad Eagles Auxiliary. She was a lifelong member of Eidsvold Lutheran Church, financial secretary for many years and active in Ladies Aid. She loved to do crosswords, crochet, play bingo, bridge, bowling and golf, as well as an avid Minnesota Twins fan. She was very proud of her family and especially loved following not only her children’s sports activities, but those of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She always had a big smile on her face. Glendon passed away March 15, 2009. Lela has resided at the Karlstad Healthcare Center in Karlstad for the past 5 months where she passed away on Sun. morning, May 29, 2016, at the age of 88 years, 7 months and 16 days.She is survived by children: Julie Spilde, Halma; Peggy Porter, Karlstad; Glendon, Jr. (Mary) Spilde, Karlstad; Marcia Spilde Heath, Moorhead, MN, Dean Spilde, of Glyndon, MN., and Peder (Heidi) Spilde, Halma; 16 grandchildren: Lori, Chad, Sean, Curt, Tryg, Alana, Erika, Stacy, Brett, Jami, Jeri, Josh, Jaci, Jessica, Cole and Beau; 26 great-grandchildren: Ella, Erin, Steele, Stoene, Straet, Scoute, Jaren, Jaelyn, Jade, Jaacks, Jackson, Taylor, Paetyn, Braxton, Kelsey, Hunter, Brennen, Bralyn, Kynslee, Maddy, Baron, Ashlyn, Ava, Rylan, Tason and Myles; 3 sisters: Elna Rockwell, of Saratoga Springs, NY, Elaine Nordling, of Hallock, MN, and Gerda Hams, of Karlstad; one brother: Lowell Pederson, of Stillwater, MN; in addition to many nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Lela was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, 2 brothers: Gene and Daryl; 1 sister: Lois; 3 sons-in-law: Gary Porter, Gene Votava and Lorne Spilde.