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Marjorie Fern (Hake) Kolstad, age 91, passed away at her home with a daughter at her side on Sunday, August 12. Marjorie was born at home in Minneapolis to Walter Edwin and Viola (Miethke) Hake on January 21, 1927. She grew up in Minneapolis and Robbinsdale where she attended high school. On October 23, 1945, she married the love of her life, Robert Kolstad while he was in the military in Oceanside, California. Following his discharge, they moved back to the Minneapolis area where they raised their three daughters. Marjorie worked for a while at Honeywell and later became a cook at Earle Brown Elementary School. She enjoyed the work and remained in this job for many years, especially as the work schedule allowed her to be at home caring for her husband and children.
In 1975, Marjorie and her family moved to their lake home in Remer, Minnesota, where she spent many years enjoying sewing, crocheting, crafts, and feeding the birds. And it was there she was passionate about cooking and trying new recipes. Even at 90 years old, she was hosting big family dinners, all the while planning what she was going to serve at the next dinner. Marjorie was generous to a fault when giving to her children and thrifty when it came to herself. She will be greatly missed by friends and family.
Marjorie is survived by her three daughters and sons-in-law: Linda (Steve) Soderholm of Eagle Bend, Janice (Roland) Root of Hibbing, and Susan (Scott) Fowler of Brooklyn Center; two grandchildren Christopher and Curtis Fowler; step-grandson Ryan Soderholm; eight great-grandchildren; and her sister Sharon Braunberger. She will also be greatly missed by Sammy, her cat, who kept her company for the last 15 years.
Marjorie was preceded in death by her husband Robert in 1998.
Services will be held on Thursday, August 16 at 1:00pm at Salem Lutheran Church in Longville with Pastor Ralph Erickson officiating. There will be visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Longville. Pallbearers for Marjorie are Ryan Soderholm, Curtis Fowler, Christopher Fowler, Steve Soderholm, Scott Fowler, and Roland Root.
Dennis Funeral Home of Walker is in charge of the arrangements.