Marjorie A. Wollin, 97

Karlstad – Marjorie A. Wollin passed away on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at the Karlstad Senior Living Center at the age of 97 years, 1 month, and 21 days.
    Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at First Lutheran Church in Karlstad with Pastor Mark Helgeland officiating. Visition will be held one hour prior to services at the church. Interment will be in the Karlstad Cemetery.
    Marjorie Ardell Koland was born on March 22, 1920 on the family farm in Arveson Township. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith.
    Marjorie graduated from Karlstad Senior High School in 1938. After high school, she went to beautician school in Minneapolis. Then she worked as a hairdresser for her Aunt Hilda Underberg while Willis was serving in World War II.
    After Willis was discharged from the service, they returned to Karlstad and were united in marriage in Halma on November 3, 1945.
    The couple lived and farmed in Arveson Township of Kittson County near Karlstad, while raising five children. Once the children were in school, Marjorie did daycare and light housekeeping for her sister Emojean’s family. After this, she was employed at Arctic Enterprises of Karlstad for numerous years.
    Marjorie was a long-time member of First Lutheran Church of Karlstad. She served many years as the Sunday School superintendent for the younger children. She was also active in Ladies Aide (WELCA), quilting and sending out Cradle Roll materials. Marjorie was very devoted to her faith throughout her life.
    Her faith was reflected in her dedication to her family, friends, and neighbors. Marjorie and Willis’ door was always open to everyone and no one every left without “a little lunch” which consisited of Marjorie’s baked goods.
    Willis passed away on February 1, 1994, and Marjorie continued to live on the farm until moving into The Meadows Assisted Living in March 2007. She moved to the Karlstad Nursing Center in December 2008 and remined there until her death.
    Marjorie is survived by her children: two sons, Donald (Karen) of Elk River and Ronald (Julie) of Karlstad; three daughters: Sharon (Don) Asp of Castle Rock, CO, Rochelle (Kent) Gronland of Minneapolis, and Diane Schoon of Thief River Falls; 9 grandchildren: Sarah, Alysa, Tammy, Melissa, Jason, Steven, Jenny, Brian, and Elizabeth; eighteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter; two sisters: Emojean (Roy) Anderson and Helen Jo (Donald) Wysocki; one brother, Roger Koland; and one brother-in-law, Bob (Betty) Wollin; in addition to many nieces, nephews and other relatives.
    She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Willis; brother, Morris; and sisters, Donna, Joyce and Yvonne; and son-in-law, Garry Schoon.
    A special thanks to Karlstad Senior Living “family” for their loving kindness and good care, especially in her final days.
    In lieu of flowers, memorials prefered to First Lutheran Church of Karlstad.
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