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Eleanor Dahlquist

July 7, 1928 — March 2, 2022

Alexandria

Eleanor Virginia Dahlquist Obituary

July 7, 1928 – March 2, 2022

Eleanor Virginia Dahlquist was born July 7, 1928 in Holmes City, Minnesota.

The first of two children born to Albert Godfred Dahlquist and Carrie (Nelson) Dahlquist.

The family moved to Minneapolis the following year, where Eleanor remained for most of her life.

As an infant, Eleanor’s parents dedicated her to God.  Eleanor accepted Christ as her personal Savior at age 8 and was baptized by Emersion at age 11.  She also felt God’s call to teaching children as her life’s vocation.

Eleanor attended the Minneapolis schools and graduated from Minnehaha Academy.  She then went on to graduate from the University of Minnesota College of Education.

Eleanor taught in the Minneapolis public schools (namely Corcoran, Standish and Erickson) for 33 years.

During her entire adult lifetime, she was active in her church’s ministries in teaching, serving on various boards and committees.

From Eleanor’s childhood, her aim in life was to follow the teachings of Christ by sharing her faith with others.  Her interests centered around family, home reading (especially her Bible), writing her annual Christmas card and her many flower gardens.

In 1988, Eleanor was married to C. Marius Jensen in Holmes City, MN next to the house where she was born.  Three years after his passing, Eleanor was married to George K. Battles in 1999, in Alexandria, MN where she lived until her passing.

A visitation will be held Monday, 3/7/2022 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm at Anderson Funeral Home, 659 Voyager Dr, Alexandria, MN.  There will also be visitation time at 12:00 pm prior to the Funeral at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, 3/8/2022 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 201 Ida St. E, Garfield, MN.  After the service internment will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Holmes City. Memorials preferred to St. Luke’s Lutheran Church or the Gideons.  Service will be live streamed for those unable to attend.

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Monday, March 7, 2022

5:00 - 8:00pm (Central time)

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Tuesday, March 8, 2022

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Tuesday, March 8, 2022

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