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Agnes Hemquist, 87

Agnes Bertha Hemquist, 87, Parkers Prairie, died Friday, May 2, 2014, at St. Williams Living Center.

Agnes was born October 3, 1926, to William and Molly (Hart) Schiewe in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. She was baptized February 25, 1927.

As a young child, her family moved to the Clarissa area. Following a tragic house-fire accident, where her mother was killed in January of 1931, Agnes went to live with her aunt and uncle in Eastern Township. Agnes was confirmed June 8, 1941, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Parkers Prairie. She attended Joy Country School, District #55.

Following her education, she worked at the Sunshine Nabisco Cookie Factory in Minneapolis for seven years.

She was united in marriage to Carmen Hemquist on June 10, 1948, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Parkers Prairie. Following their marriage they made their home four miles northeast of Parkers Prairie, where they were blessed with five daughters.

Agnes was a homemaker and was famous for her homemade buns. She loved cooking and baking for her family and canning fruits and vegetables. Agnes and Carmen enjoyed traveling to threshing shows and parades together. They moved into Parkers Prairie in 1993, where they lived until moving into St. Williams Living Center in 2012. Carmen died January 23, 2013.

Agnes was a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church and its Ladies Aid. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Agnes is survived by her five daughters, Sharon (Larry) Carlson, Linda (Rodney) Moske, both of Parkers Prairie, Kathleen (Morley) Carlson of Albertville, Vicki (Roger) Hermes of Alexandria and Brenda (Dr. Dan) Johnson of Litchfield; nine grandchildren, Raymie (Don) Emslander, Anthony (Michelle) Moske, Kevin Moske, Shannon (Rich) Hanousek, Shelley (Keith) Ben, Ryan (Stacy) Hermes, Robin (Travis) Lawrence, Andrea Carlson and Amy (Jonathan) Jewell; eight great-grandchildren, Jonathan, Samantha, Christopher, Benjamin, Rose, Cody, Caleb and Charlie; two great-great-grandchildren; along with nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; grandson, Justin Carlson; husband, Carmen; sisters, Eleanor and Dorothy; and brother, Henry.

Memorial services were held Tuesday, May 6 at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Parkers Prairie with the Rev. Jonathan Sorum officiating. Music was provided by organist, Julie Lindgren and vocalists, Dedra Zwieg and Arlo Pederson.

Burial was at Swedish Lutheran Cemetery. Urn bearer was her granddaughter, Shannon Hanousek. Honorary urn bearers were her remaining grandchildren.

Arrangements are with Lind Family Funeral and Cremation Service,