Margaret Youngquist, of Braham, formerly of Mora, died on Thursday, March 20, 2008. She was 89 years old.
FUNERAL SERVICES 11:00 AM on Tuesday, March 25th at Grace Lutheran Church in Mora. VISITATION will be 5:00-7:00 PM Monday, March 24 at Akkerman-Ingebrand funeral home. Interment at Grasston Union Cemetery in Grasston.
Margaret Elizabeth Youngquist was born December 11, 1918 in Eden Prairie, Minnesota to Andrew and Gertrude Anderson. She was the fourth of six siblings.
The family moved to Grass Lake township in Kanabec County, Minnesota where she spent most of her childhood. She attended Rice Creek School, speaking only Swedish at first, completing through eighth grade.
She met and married George Youngquist on April 12, 1941. They lived on the family farm near Grasston where their two daughters, Mary and Judy, were born. In 1949, they moved to Edina Minnesota for a short time while George worked with his brother Edgar in his furniture store. Later, they moved back to Mora, Minnesota where they owned and operated Youngquist Furniture store for the next 25 years. After they retired, they enjoyed traveling and visiting their grandchildren.
George passed away in December, 1982 . Staying three years in the family home, Margaret moved into an apartment in Mora for the next eight years. In this time, she rekindled her relationship with a childhood sweetheart, Clarence Eklund. Margaret and Clarence became later in life partners and resided in Coon Rapids, Minnesota until Clarence’s death in November, 2007.
Margaret spent the rest of her life at the Elmhurst Apartments in Braham.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Gertrude; husband George; special friend Clarence Eklund; siblings, Rose, Robert, and Oscar; and is survived by sisters, Lillian and Carrie; daughters, Mary Nething and Judy (Bob)Lindquist; grandchildren, Chad Nething, Wendy Hartman (Lindquist), Dustin, and Ryan Lindquist; great-grandchildren, Nathan and Justin Hartman, Korisa and Courtney Lindquist; special niece Sydney Gray and several nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends, and extended relations in Sweden.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, March 25th at Grace Lutheran Church in Mora. Rev. Doug Larson officiated. Music was provided by Betty Smith and Dick Schultz. Pallbearers were Dustin Lindquist, Ryan Lindquist, Chad Nething, Nath Hartman, Dustin Hartman and Larry Lindquist. Interment was at Grasston Union Cemetery in Grasston.