Aug. 8, 1934-Feb. 13, 2010
Former Wolf Lake resident Marlene Janet Beck, 75, of Frazee, was peacefully promoted into Glory on Saturday, February 13, 2010 at the Frazee Care Center in Frazee.
Marlene was born to Aileen Aho on August 8, 1934 near Wolf Lake, MN. It was in the Wolf Lake area that she attended country school through the eighth grade and then went on to attend high school in Frazee, graduating with the Class of 1952.
On August 8, 1954, Marlene was united in marriage to Donald Phillip Beck at the Bethany Lutheran Church near Wolf Lake. This marriage was blessed with one son, Darrell.
Marlene was a wonderful cook and baker who will be long remembered for her delicious home made Finnish dishes of mojakka and laxlada. She enjoyed country life and had a deep love for animals; especially for her dogs and cats. She also enjoyed helping her son, Darrell, with lambing out his sheep each winter and also working with his beef cattle herd.
Marlene attended the Spruce Grove Apostolic Lutheran Church near Wolf Lake for a number of years. She experienced the heartache of being preceded in death by her husband in 2001. Due to her own failing health she left the farm and became a resident of the Frazee Care Center Assisted Living in 2004.
Above all, Marlene devoted her life to her family, who she loved with all her heart.
Marlene will be lovingly remembered by her son, Darrell and his wife, Terry (Tietz) Beck of Bradenton, Fla.; her two grandsons, Jeremy Beck and Nic (Nikki) Beck all of Fergus Falls; her two beloved great grandchildren, Kelsi and Kile; as well as other relatives and friends.
Preceding Marlene in death were her parents and her husband.
Visitation was scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Cardini-Pearson Funeral Home in Menahga, and again on Thursday at the church, beginning one hour prior to services.
Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Thursday, February 18 at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Frazee, with Reverend William Aufdenkamp officiating.
The casket bearers will be Gene Aho, John Aho, Tony Beck, Jim Carstens, Maylon Karppinen and Milton Karppinen. Interment will be made in the spring at the Wolf Lake Cemetery.
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