Adeline D. (Zahn) Malvey, age 84, of Minnetonka, Minn., passed away peacefully on Oct. 13 in Minneapolis.
Adeline was born to Deno and Emil Zahn on April 30, 1928, on their farm in Gardena. She was a graduate of Gardena High School and received her R.N. certification from St. Andrew's Hospital in 1950. She practiced as a nurse for 10 years, caring for Korean War veterans and their families in Washington state, working at a tuberculosis hospital in Colorado, and practicing as a family nurse in North Dakota.
In 1959 she married the love of her life, Dr. Kenneth Malvey. In their life together they volunteered in their church and community, traveled the world, and celebrated family and friends. Adeline was an avid gardener, piano player, horse- and opera-lover. She loved the outdoors and taught her grandchildren how to ski, ride a horse and swim.
Adeline was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her three brothers, Arthur, Elmer and Raymond; and her stepdaughter, Marion.
She is survived by: her sisters Mildred (Marland) and Delila, as well as stepchildren, Eleanor Chamberlain, Kenneth and Marit Malvey and Peter (Ginny) Malvey; and nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren who live in various parts of the country.
Great thanks to the staff at Jones Harrison Residence for their loving care.
Funeral service: Oct. 26 at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, Hopkins, Minn., with reviewal one hour before the service.
Interment: Oak Creek Cemetery in Bottineau. A graveside service will be held in Bottineau Oct. 29 at 11 a.m. with a reception to follow at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Bottineau.
Memorials: Are preferred to Lutheran Social Services or the Minnesota Medical Foundation.
Nero Funeral Home, Bottineau, and Washburn-McReavy Funeral Home, Edina, Minn., are handling arrangements.