Elizabeth Maland, 104, of Huxley, passed away April 17, 2017 at Israel Family Hospice House in Ames. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 22, at 10:30 a.m., at Palestine Lutheran Church in rural Huxley with a visitation one hour prior the service. Burial will be in the Palestine Church Cemetery.


Elizabeth M. Maland was born February 16, 1913 to Martin and Mary (Severeid) Maland in Huxley, Iowa. Elizabeth graduated from Huxley High School in 1930 and worked as a bookkeeper, and as a nanny for the Hiriam Munn family. She was a member of Palestine Lutheran Church where she enjoyed church activities and quilting. Elizabeth also took much pleasure in entertaining family and friends in her home.


Elizabeth is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her sister, Javerna Maland.


Memorials may be designated to Palestine Lutheran Church or the Huxley Historical Society (The Maland Home).


Soderstrum Funeral Home in Slater is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and photos may be shared at www.soderstrumfuneralhome.com