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Anna Mae Ecklund Blade
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Birth: May 11, 1928
Kittson County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Jan. 13, 2004
Douglas County
Minnesota, USA

Anna Mae Blade was born in Hallock, Minnesota, on May 11, 1928, the daughter of Martin and Hattie (Anderson) Ecklund. she was baptized and confirmed in Hallock and graduated from the Northwest School of Agriculture in Crookston. In 1943 she moved with her parents to a farm on Pocket Lake in Douglas County. Prior to her marriage Anna Mae worked as a cashier at National Tea Grocery in Alexandria. On June 14, 1950, Anna Mae was united in marriage to Leonard Blade at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Holmes City. Following her marriage she kept busy raising her family and supporting many activities at Bethesda Lutheran Church. She sang in the church choir, helped organize many church suppers and bazaars, was active in the Ladies Aide and worked for several years on the funeral luncheon committee. Anna Mae enjoyed baking,quilting, gardening, fishing and was a dedicated volunteer at Knute Nelson Memorial Home.

Anna Mae died on Tuesday, January 13, 2004, at the Knute Nelson Memorial Home at the age of 75 years. She is survived by her husband Leonard Blade of Alexandria; children: Thomas Blade of Alexandria; Sandra (Dave) Houglum of Yorktown, VA; Dean (Jane) Blade of Alexandria; and Carol Blade (Lee Lauderbaugh) of Alexandria; sisters: Rosella Moritz of Liberty, MO; and Camilla Johnson of Hopkins; and 6 grandchildren. Anna Mae was preceded in death by her parents and brothers: Marvin, Howard and Douglas.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 17, 2004, at the Bethesda Lutheran Church with Rev. Peter Martinson officiating. Interment was in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Holmes City with Darrell Moritz, Doug Johnson, Brian Johnson, David Johnson, David Nelson and Michael Houglum serving as pallbearers. Arrangements were with the Anderson Funeral Home.
(Echo Press, Jan. 21, 2004) 
Family links: 
  Swan Martin Ecklund (1892 - 1969)
  Hattie Emelia Anderson Ecklund (1895 - 1978)
  Leonard Carl Blade (1926 - 2012)*
  Marvin L Ecklund (1917 - 1941)*
  Rosella E. Ecklund Moritz (1918 - 2015)*
  Howard Milton Ecklund (1921 - 1945)*
  Howard Milton Ecklund (1921 - 1945)*
  Howard Milton Ecklund (1921 - 1945)*
  Douglas W Ecklund (1926 - 1927)*
  Anna Mae Ecklund Blade (1928 - 2004)
*Calculated relationship
Rose Hill Cemetery
Holmes City
Douglas County
Minnesota, USA
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Record added: Mar 08, 2013
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Anna Mae <i>Ecklund</i> Blade
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