Anthony Leonard Ourada, Heron Lake - formerly of Maple Lake

 

 Dr. Anthony Ourada, 92, formerly of Heron Lake, passed away at the Spencer Hospital in Spencer, Iowa on Sunday, November 23, 2014. Visitation was held on Saturday, November 29, from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Heron Lake with Father Russell Scepaniak officiating. Burial took place immediately following the service at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Heron Lake. 
Anthony Leonard Ourada was born to Anton and Rose Ourada in Walnut Grove, MN, on February 5, 1922. Tony graduated from Heron Lake High School and attended the University of Minnesota. He graduated from the U of M medical school in 1946. He married Mary E. Henkels on April 29, 1947. Dr. and Mrs. Ourada lived in post-war Germany where Dr. Ourada served as a captain in the Army Medical Corps. Dr. Ourada served as a general practitioner in southern Minnesota before taking over a practice in Fairmont, where he worked for 17 years. In 1956, Dr. Ourada was president of the Fairmont Community Hospital Board.
Throughout the 1950s, Dr. and Mrs. Ourada adopted five children and their child, Mary Margaret, was born in Fairmont in 1957. The family moved to St. Paul in 1967 in order for Dr. Ourada to continue his surgical education. In 1969, they moved to Buffalo, MN, and Dr. Ourada took over a practice in Maple Lake, MN, from which he retired in 1989. Mary passed away on November 29, 1981. In 2000, Tony became a resident at Longhouse-Northshire. 
Dr. Ourada always had a joke ready and could tell a great story. He loved his family, church, and country.
 Dr. Ourada leaves to mourn his memory: his six children: Tom (Beverly) Ourada, of Los Angeles, CA, John Ourada, of Idaho Falls, ID, Elizabeth Ourada, of Hutchinson, MN, Mark Ourada, of Buffalo, MN, Ann (David) Strubler, of Lake Orion, MI, and Mary Margaret (Thomas) Pedersen, of Smyrna, GA; his seven grandchildren: Alex and Erin Ourada, Emily and Alice Pedersen, and Mark, Michael, Matthew Strubler, and one great-granddaughter, Camille Strubler.
Blessed be the memory of Dr. Anthony L. Ourada.
The family asks that in their father’s memory, memorials be directed to the University of Minnesota Medical School. 
 
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