Lynn Edenloff, 73Arlyn “Lynn” Rae Edenloff, age 73, a resident of Parkers Prairie, died Monday, November 9, 2009 at Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria.
Arlyn “Lynn” Rae Edenloff, age 73, a resident of Parkers Prairie, died Monday, November 9, 2009 at Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria.
Lynn was born September 15, 1936 to Clark and Avis (Jerome) Johnson in Spruce Center Township. She grew up in Carlos where she attended country school. She graduated from Central High School in Alexandria in 1954 and completed beauty school in St. Cloud.
Lynn was united in marriage to Victor Edenloff January 5, 1957 at Osakis Lutheran Church. Following their marriage they lived in Osakis and Alexandria before moving to Parkers Prairie in 1963. She served as justice of the peace for several years and started as head cook of the Parkers Prairie Nutrition Center in 1985. She became site manager and worked until September 11, 2009, at which time she suffered a stroke.
Lynn was very active in the Parkers Prairie community, organizing the annual Legion Halloween party and helping with Fall Festival Senior Bingo. She also served as an election judge and volunteered at the food shelf. For more than 17 years, Lynn and Vic were licensed adult foster care providers in Otter Tail County for Virginia Barta. Lynn was a senior news contributor for the Independent newspaper and board member of Productive Alternatives. She was a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church, WELCA, Naomi Circle and call committee. She was Sunday school superintendent, teacher and confirmation instructor. Lynn enjoyed playing cards, especially bridge, Scrabble, arts and crafts, fishing, garage sales, and spending time with her grandchildren and family.
Lynn is survived by her children, Lee (Loray) Edenloff, Al (Celeste) Edenloff, both of Alexandria, and Vicki Edenloff of Fargo, North Dakota; sister, Toni (Robert) Stoeckel of St. Cloud; brothers, Butch (Jan) Johnson of Waconia and Carnie (Jenny) Johnson of Lakeville; three grandchildren, Katelyn and Carly Edenloff and Brandon Beliveau; along with many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and Vic, her husband of 52 years, who had passed away three weeks earlier on October 18.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 14, at 1 p.m. at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Parkers Prairie with the Rev. Jonathan Sorum officiating. Music will be provided by organist, Dean Swanson and vocalist, Jennifer Chorost. Burial will take place at Parkers Prairie Cemetery.
Visitation is Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lind Family Funeral Home in Parkers Prairie and continues one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.
Pallbearers are Rob Stoeckel II, Micah Stoeckel, Wendy Reed, Rachel Johnson, Brent Stoeckel and Chris Stoeckel. Honorary pallbearers are Merle Hall, Duane Hall, Jason Johnson and B’layne Stoeckel.
Arrangements are by Lind Family Funeral Service with chapels in Miltona and Parkers Prairie, www.lindfamilyfh.com.
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