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Lauris Echo Englund, 94

Lauris Echo Englund died March 21, 2011 at the age of 91 in Blaine, MN.
    Lauris was born September 25, 1919 in East Grand Forks, MN to Adelma and John Harrison. She remained in the Karlstad area through childhood. She was preceded in death by husband, parents, and seven siblings.
    On October 12, 1939, Lauris wed Elmer Englund, her partner of nearly 60 years in Thief River Falls, MN. They were blessed with four children: Desmond, Mercer, Dorene and Ricky. Shortly after the birth of Desmond, they moved to Seattle and remained there until 1947. Lauris worked at Boeing Aircraft while in Seattle. They returned to Karlstad, MN and bought an old church, remodeled it and made it their home. Lauris worked as a nurse’s aide at the Karlstad hospital. In June 1957, the family moved to their new home in New Brighton, MN. She went to work as a banquet waitress at Holiday Inn downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul until retirement. She enjoyed several activities as long as her family was involved. She enjoyed her TV time and of course her many shopping adventures. She remained in her home after Elmer’s passing. After she was having trouble getting around, she moved to Meadowood Shores, a senior apartment complex. After memory problems and several falls, she moved to Suite Living assisted living in Blaine, MN where she remained until her passing. She always missed her home but she was very well taken care of. Her life was good and complete.
    She is survived by four children, eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends.
    Her funeral service was at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 25 at Messiah Lutheran Church in Mounds View, MN, with Pastor Kurt Klaus officiating. Music was provided by Kay Knutson, organist, and Everett and Kathy Englund, soloists. Interment was in Morningside Memorial Gardens  in Coon Rapids.
    Arrangement were by Miller Funeral Home of Fridley, MN. Online condolencesmay be left at: www.millerfuneralfridley.com

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