Harriet Baklund, 101, originally of Willmar passed into her heavenly home on Monday, October 21st at Grace Living Community of GlenOaks in New London, surrounded by her family. Her funeral service will be 11:00 am, Friday, October 25th at Eagle Lake Lutheran Church, rural Willmar. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7:00 pm, Thursday at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar and will continue on Friday one hour prior to her service at the church. www.hafh.org
Harriet Victoria Baklund was born on July 21, 1918, in Litchville, ND, the daughter of Ole and Inga Karolina (Olson) Fostervold. She moved to Willmar with her family as a child, and attended Willmar High School. Harriet worked summers at Bethesda Country Home. She was united in marriage to Clarion Baklund on October 27, 1937, at Eagle Lake Lutheran Church in rural Willmar. They lived in the Willmar area near Eagle Lake, where Clarion built their home. Harriet was a help to Clarion running their floor covering business. They were blessed with six children which they raised in the area.
She was baptized in Litchville, ND, and was confirmed on June 5, 1932, at Calvary Lutheran Church. Being members at Eagle Lake Lutheran Church, she was active as a Sunday school teacher and ladies service groups. Her faith in Jesus Christ was her purpose in life.
Clarion passed away on December 29, 2000. Harriet continued to live in Willmar until she moved to Grace Living Community of GlenOaks.
Harriet enjoyed being a wife and homemaker. Also raising her children, babysitting grandchildren, sewing, crafting, baking and canning the fruits of her garden. She enjoyed hosting family gatherings. Prayers for her loved ones and concern for their salvation was her daily concern.
She is survived by her children: Katherine (and Marc) Reese of Spicer, Dale (and Nancy) Baklund of Hutchinson, Sylvia (and Quentin) Koll of New London, Mary (and Jerry) Lindor of Morris; son-in-law Sherlan Baker of Willmar; 22 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; sister, Ruth Westphal of Bar Harbor, Maine, sisters-in-law: Betty Baklund, and Roma Fostervold both of Willmar; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.
In addition to her husband, Clarion, she was preceded in death by her parents; son, Clair Baklund; daughter, Sharon Baker; daughter-in-law Mary Baklund; son-in-law, Steve Paulson; siblings: Leif Fostervold, Sigred Eliason, Harold Fostervold, Mildred Eliason, Helen Berg, Esther Hanson, James Fostervold, Opal Lief and Wayne Fostervold.
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