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Edith C. Okeson

Edith C. Okeson

Edith Claire Okeson, 93, Detroit Lakes, MN, went to her eternal home Tuesday, May 14, 2019.

Edith Claire Larson was born September 12, 1925 in Audubon, MN to Christ and Elizabeth Larson. She grew up in Audubon and graduated in 1943. She was united in marriage to Duane R. Okeson on April 5, 1946 in Ulen, MN. Edith and Duane made their home on the Okeson Family Farm where they raised 7 children.

Edith lived and loved life to the fullest, surrounded by family which brought her overflowing joy. Edith was a wonderful cook and always had a cup of coffee and a home baked goodie ready to be enjoyed. Music and dancing filled her life from an early age, from Audubon to numerous winter destinations over the years. She was always active in the Lund Lutheran Church.

Edith is survived by her 7 children; Russell (Carol), John (Jude), Orrin (Vicky), Donald (Mary Beth) Okeson, Jayne (Richard) Haldorson, Charles (Mickey) Okeson, Barbara (Mark) Beug all of Detroit Lakes; 26 grandchildren, 61 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild. Sister, Dolly Tovson; Brother, Richard (Shirley) Larson.

Funeral Services will be on Thursday May 23, 2019; 11:00 a.m. at Community Alliance Church in Detroit Lakes, MN. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the West-Kjos Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes, MN. Interment will be in the Lund Lutheran Church Cemetery, rural Detroit Lakes, MN.