|Birth: ||Jun. 15, 1936|
|Death: ||May 5, 2004|
Twila Ann Ecklund, 67, of Aitkin died Wednesday, May 5, 2004, at her home.
Funeral services were held May 8 at the Malmo Evangelical Free Church in Malmo with Rev. Robert Carl officiating.
Vonnie Heath played the organ and Jennifer Hite sang "In The Garden" and "Amazing Grace."
Burial was in the Diamond Lake cemetery near Aitkin.
Casketbearers were Bart Klingelhofer, Tim Tibbetts, Andy Farrell, Steve Philbrook, Chad Hills and Justin Baltazar.
Arrangements were with the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin.
Twila is survived by her husband Marvin Ecklund of Aitkin; sons Jay Ecklund of Aitkin, Guy (Barb) Ecklund of Aitkin, Matt (Tanya) Ecklund of Elk River; daughters Barbe (Bruce) Hite of St. Michael, Marva Lasher of Nisswa, Cindy Ecklund of Marathon, Fla., Kristi Ecklund of Seward, Alaska, Lori (Dan) More of Denver, Colo., Lois Ecklund of Tucson, Ariz., Shelli (Mike) Graham of Snow Flake, Ariz.; father Gordon Klingelhofer; sisters Sandra Math of Aitkin and Linda Math of Aitkin; 25 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son Kole Ecklund; mother Bernice Klingelhofer; grandson Justin Hite and sister Lorna Hills.
Twila was born June 15, 1936, at Aitkin, the daughter of Gordon and Bernice (Davies) Klingelhofer. She attended country schools at Spencer, Lone Lake and Wealthwood prior to two years of high school in Aitkin.
She married Marvin J. Ecklund on Dec. 8, 1951, in Aitkin. They lived in a number of places prior to buying the farm which Marvin grew up on in 1954. In 1965, they moved to Crosby and lived there until moving back to the farm in 1974.
Marvin and Twila spent time in Alaska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Louisiana, Wyoming and Arizona while Marvin worked construction.
In the 1980s and 1990s they spent winters in Arizona with her daughters. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, spending time with her family, wild ricing, fixing big meals for the deer hunters and helping plan big family reunions.
-- Mille Lacs Messenger, 05/12/2004.
Gordon C Klingelhofer (1916 - 2007)
Bernice A Klingelhofer (1916 - 1998)
Kole A Ecklund (1959 - 1961)*
Twila Ann Klingelhofer Ecklund (1936 - 2004)
Lorna Lou Klingelhofer Hills (1943 - 1985)*
Diamond Lake Cemetery
Created by: Jim Childers
Record added: Aug 22, 2011
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