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.