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Marlene Peterson, 74

Funeral services were held for Marlene Peterson, age 74 of Henning, on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 11 a.m. at St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Henning, with Pastor Kevin Mann officiating. The hymns were sung by the congregation accompanied by Doreen Salvog. Special music was provided by Dick Cloeterand Abi Eckhoff. The pallbearers were Tim Eckhoff, Troy Eckhoff, Mark Anderson, Ryan Anderson, Justin Prigge and Steven Prigge. Marlene was laid to rest in St. Paulís Lutheran Cemetery, Henning.
Marlene Ann Eckhoff was born on March 3, 1942 in Wadena. Her parents were the late Carl and Vera (Pieper) Eckhoff. Marlene was baptized on March 31, 1942 and confirmed March 25, 1956 at St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Henning. She graduated from the Henning High School with the class of 1960 and attended college in Moorhead, Minn. She was employed with Northwestern Bell in Fargo, N.D. and Minneapolis, Minn. On July 17, 1965, Marlene was united in marriage to Duane Robert Peterson at St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Henning. Their marriage was blessed with a son, Michael. The Petersonís made their home in Minneapolis, Minn. and moved to Henning in the late 60ís. The majority of Marleneís working career was at the First National Bank. Marlene had a passion for sewing and quilting. She also enjoyed gardening, traveling and taking care her mother, Vera.
Marlene passed away on April 24, 2016 at her home in Henning, at 74 years of age. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.
Preceding Marlene in death were her parents, Carl and Vera Eckhoff; husband, Duane Peterson; son, Michael Peterson.
Marlene is survived by her sisters: Lois (Larry) Anderson of Corcoran, Minn.; Sharon (Roger) Rinerson of Mora, Minn.; JoAnn (John) Prigge of Buffalo, Minn.; brother, Stan (Sue) Eckhoff of Henning; sister-in-law, Delores Peterson of Henning; many nieces and nephews; other relatives and a host of friends.
Arrangements are provided by Belmont-Karvonen Funeral Home, Henning.
Please visit www.belmontfuneral.com to send a message of comfort and support for Marleneís family.

Luella Eskola, 82

Funeral services were held for Luella Eskola, age 82 of New York Mills, on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 2 p.m. at the Apostolic Lutheran Church in New York Mills, with Pastor Nicholas Kandoll officiating. The hymns were sung by the congregation, accompanied by Louise Amberg-Jokela. Special music was provided by Andy and Janet Tumberg. The pallbearers were Jaric Tharaldson, Nathan Johnson, Joey Hagel, Jeremy Johnson, Caleb Hill and Jordan Hagel. The honorary pallbearers were the Senior Center card players. Luella was laid to rest in Woodland Cemetery, New York Mills.
Luella Elizabeth Schwartz was born on January 15, 1934 in Leaf River Township, rural Wadena. Her parents were the late Louis and Ludvinna Ann (Poepping) Schwartz. Luella was baptized on January 28, 1952 at Saint Annís Catholic Church in Wadena, where she was also confirmed. Luella graduated with the Class of 1952 from the New York Mills High School. In 1955 Luella was united in marriage to LeRoy Hagel in Bluffton. Their marriage was blessed with five children. LeRoy passed away in 1982. On June 29, 1984 Luella was united in marriage to Toivo Emil Eskola in Virginia, Minn. Luella and Toivo enjoyed many tour bus trips throughout the lower 48 states. On May 23, 2009 Toivo passed away. Luella was a member of the Charles D. Center Post #3289 Auxiliary of New York Mills. She enjoyed quilting, gardening, travelling, playing bingo and playing cards at the Senior Center with her friends. On April 26, 2016 Luella passed away peacefully at her home with her children by her side. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.
Preceding Luella in death were her parents, Louis and Ludvinna Schwartz; infant brother, James; brother, Wilfred; brother-in-law, Dick Bollig; husbands: LeRoy Hagel and Toivo Eskola; son, Mike Hagel and granddaughter, Marie Johnson.
Luella is survived by her son, James (Robyn) Hagel of Ottertail; daughters: Marlene (Wayne) Johnson of Bemidji, Minn.; Teresa (Jon Ebersviller) Stoderl of Perham; Brenda (Doug) Hill of Brainerd, Minn.; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brothers: Ralph (Dot) Schwartz of New York Mills; Don (Sandy) Schwartz of Sebeka, Minn.; Nick (Joyce) Schwartz of Ramsey, Minn.; Alvin (Pat) Schwartz of Wadena; sister, Bernice Bollig of Circle Pines, Minn.; sister-in-law, Margaret Schwartz of Wadena; numerous nieces and nephews; many other relatives and a host of friends.
Memorials are preferred to Lakeland Hospice of Fergus Falls, Minn.; Roger Maris Cancer Center in Fargo, N.D. or Apostolic Lutheran Church, New York Mills.
Please visit www.karvonenfuneralhome.com to send Luellaís family a message of comfort and support.
Arrangements are provided by Karvonen Funeral Home, New York Mills.