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Eleanor Marlene (Turnquist) Fahlin

November 19, 1937 ~ May 29, 2018 (age 80)

Eleanor Marlene was born on November 19, 1937, at the family farm in Ben Wade Township the daughter of Oscar and Lillian Turnquist.  When her dad’s health started to fail, the family moved into Farwell.  Eleanor attended Farwell Elementary and then Glenwood High School.

Eleanor was united in marriage to David Fahlin on October 16, 1954 at the Farwell Church.  Shortly after their marriage the couple moved to Newport News, Virginia where David was stationed in the military.  While living in Virginia Katrina and Randy were born.  When the kids were little Eleanor came back to Farwell with her brother, Rodney, while David stayed in Virginia to finish his military service.  He then came back to Minnesota and the family moved to Rochester where Jolee was born.  Eleanor was a wonderful seamstress and made the girls matching outfits, clothes for the girls dolls and their prom dresses.  She also made wedding gowns for a short time. 

In 1974, the family moved back to Holmes City Township and moved onto the Fahlin family farm.  Here Eleanor enjoyed tending to her gardens, sewing, quilting and loved to bake.  The grandchildren will always remember the rides with grandma on the golf cart down to the lake where the family enjoyed camping and being together. 

Eleanor was a very knowledgeable person who loved to read, do puzzles and was a self taught piano player and loved music. 

Eleanor died on Tuesday, May 29, 2018.  She is survived by her husband, David; children Katrina (J.J.), Randy (Cheri), Jolee (Ron); several grandchildren and great grandchildren, and brother, Rodney.

She was preceded in death by her parents, grandson, Steve; sister, Vicky.

Visitation will be held on Friday, June 1, 2018, 5:00 – 8:00 PM at the Anderson Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.  Memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2018, 2:00 PM at Oscar Lake Lutheran Church in Holmes City Township.  Burial will be at the church cemetery. Memorials are preferred to the Oscar Lake Cemetery Association. 

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