MARY L. EKLUND

ROCK INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – BRAHAM

Mary Louise Eklund, of Stanchfield, passed away on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at her home.  She was 87 years old.

FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at the Calvary Ev. Lutheran Church at Rush Point with Rev. Dr. Vicki VanderVegt officiating.

VISITATION will be held 1 1/2 hours prior to the service, beginning at 9:30 am on Saturday.

INTERMENT will be in the Calvary Lutheran Cemetery at Rush Point.

Memorials are preferred to the Calvary Lutheran Church.

Mary Louise Eklund, of Stanchfield, Minnesota passed away on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at her home. She was 87 years old.

Mary was born on November 17, 1930 in Nessel Township to parents George and Alice (Carlson) Forsberg. She attended country school, later graduating from Rush City High School in 1948. After high school, Mary worked as a secretary for several years in Minneapolis.

Mary was baptized and confirmed at the Calvary Lutheran Church at Rush Point. While at a Luther League gathering at the church, she met Harold L. Eklund. On December 30, 1950, the couple was united in marriage at the Calvary Lutheran church. Mary and Harold purchased their farm east of Stanchfield in 1953. Mary helped with the milking chores and feeding the calves all while making sure that all “five” daily meals were ready for the family and anyone else who happened to stop by the farm. Mary loved to tend to her flowers and raspberry bushes. She enjoyed all the activities her children and grandchildren were involved in and helped in any way she could.

Mary was a lifelong member of the Calvary Lutheran Church and served in countless ways with the Ladies Aide, alter guild, church council, bible studies, teaching Sunday School, and helping with numerous church meals over the years. Mary was devoted to her faith and her family and she will be dearly missed.

Mary is preceded in death by her parents George and Alice Forsberg; siblings, Ethel (Vilo) Hanson, Edith (Harlan) Lindgren, Gerald Forsberg; brother-in-law Richard Windschitl.

She is survived by her husband Harold; children, Steve (Pam) Eklund; Pam (Brian) Thompson; Cheryl (Tom) Hagfors; grandchildren, Jeff (Lindsey) Eklund, Tim (Rita) Eklund, Joanna Mary Eklund, Sarah (Brandon) Sakry, Kristi (Nathan) Bucher, Marsha Hagfors, and Michelle (Mike) Lemire; great grandchildren, Tyler, Isaac, Madelyn, Benjamin Eklund, Owen, Anderson, Emmett Eklund, Josh, Marisol, Thalia, Elias Sakry, and Blake Lemire; sister Evelyn Windschitl; brothers-in-law, Roger (Marion), Wallace (Margery), Russell (Phyllis), Douglas (Vicki); many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

9 guestbook entries for MARY L. EKLUND

  1. Ruth Hagfors April 4, 2018 at 4:49 pm #

    Cheryl, Tom and Family, I am so very sorry for your loss. This has been a long and difficult road for you. May you know and feel the comfort of the Lord now and always.

  2. Carol Hagfors April 5, 2018 at 6:46 am #

    I will always have fond memories of Mary. She always had a smile on her face and was kind to everyone who knew her. She will be greatly missed. My love and prayers go out to the family.

  3. Ruth Ketchum/Marciel Theroux April 5, 2018 at 3:57 pm #

    So sorry to hear about the passing of Mary.

    We so enjoyed the many pictures and stories that Marsha would share of the love

    she had for her Grandmother.

    You are in our thoughts and prayers at this time.

  4. Terry and Becky April 5, 2018 at 10:47 pm #

    We are sorry to hear about Mary. She was a sweet lady and will be missed. It is so hard to lose a parent. May you find comfort in knowing that our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  5. Nancy Lee April 6, 2018 at 7:49 am #

    Family of Mary – So sorry to hear of her passing. I have fond memories growing up with your families as neighbors and time spent at Calvary. Mary was a wonerful woman. My sympathy and love to all.

  6. Neil Warnberg April 6, 2018 at 1:42 pm #

    To the family of Mary. Very sorry to hear of her passing. Never easy to lose a parent. Thinking of all of you at this time.

  7. Terry and Mary Kay April 6, 2018 at 4:33 pm #

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Mary was a wonderful neighbor and so kind to us and our children. Harold, We will stop by when we’re back In town with treats and hugs. Rush Point says fond farewell to one of its best.

  8. Joy (Christensen) Kuby April 7, 2018 at 1:51 pm #

    To Steve and the rest of the Eklund family, My sincere sympathy for your loss. I know how difficult it is to lose a parent. Sending thoughts and prayers to you at this time as you reflect on Mary’s journey and the lives that she touched. May all the wonderful memories warm your hearts.

  9. Mary Gusk April 7, 2018 at 2:49 pm #

    So sorry to hear about Mary. May you cherish all the wonderful memories you had with her. My prayers are with all of the family!

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