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Ella Mae Walsh Hurt, 79


Ella Mae Walsh Hurt passed away in her home on the 18th of November, 2019 at the age of 79; she was buried on November 19th at Eidsvold Cemetery in Halma, Minnesota, and Memorial Services were held November 21st at Saint Edward’s Catholic Church in Karlstad, Minnesota, followed by a gathering of family and friends at Halma Hall in Halma, Minnesota.
Ella was the second of ten children born to William O’Brian Walsh and Luella Mae Connelly Walsh on the 19th of June, 1940 in Crookston, Minnesota. She attended Cathedral High School and later studied Nursing at the University of North Dakota. On October 13th, 1962, Ella married George Roger Hurt in Watonga, Oklahoma, and was blessed with five daughters, whom she taught to live life to the fullest. She was a hard worker, never stopping until the job was done. She took everyone under her wing and made sure that no one went hungry. Ella traveled extensively before returning home to Minnesota, where she stayed busy renovating her home, caring for her disabled husband, & building Adventure Aviation together with him; they built & serviced Challenger II Ultralight Aircraft.
Ella was compassionate and playful and enriched the lives of all who knew her.
She is survived by her husband, George Roger Hurt, Lake Bronson, MN, and daughters, Cheryl (Mike) Wolfe Kuhlman, Polson, MT, Georganne (Tim) Brainard, Fairbanks, AK,  Char (Dalen) Robertson, Fort Worth, TX, Anne (Doug) Adams, Hays, MT, Regie (Jeff) McLain, Phoenix, AZ, nineteen grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, siblings Jim (Terry) Walsh, Carol Meine, Peggy (Bob) Mantei, Pat Walsh, Cathy (Linus) Desrosier, Theresa (John) Hagl, sisters-in-law Mary Walsh, Sue Walsh, Jeanette Walsh, and Linda Shultz, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William O’Brian Walsh and Luella Mae Connelly Walsh, brothers Bill Walsh, Kal Walsh, and John Walsh, and a brother-in-law Willard Meine.


  1. Betty Poehls Lasneski on May 16, 2020 at 2:24 pm

    Sympathy and prayers to Ella Mae’s family. We were in same nursing school and dorm when we first started. A pleasant gal with always a smile. After we left school and went our separate ways, never heard where Ella was. 🙏🏻🙏🏻

    • Char Robertson on January 25, 2021 at 10:53 pm

      Betty, How wonderful to see your message. Thank you.

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