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Marion Eckstein

October 27, 1918 — March 24, 2009

Marion Eckstein, age 90, a resident of Pelican Rapids, Minnesota, died on Tuesday, March 24, 2009, at Pelican Valley Nursing Home.Marion Juanita Nelson was born October 27, 1918, in Killam, Alberta, Canada, the daughter of Frederick and Laura (Smith) Nelson.?She graduated from Washburn High School in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1937.?On September 10, 1942, she joined the United States Navy serving during World War II.?She married Harold Anderson in 1943, and they lived in Mahnomen, Minnesota.?Marion and Harold eventually were divorced.?In 1958 she married Warren Eckstein and they resided in Florida.?In 2003 Marion moved to Pelican Rapids.She was an avid doll collector and restorer.?She enjoyed playing cards and spending time on her computer corresponding with friends, new and old.Marion is survived by four sons: Bruce (Nick) Anderson, Ammon, ID, Wayne (Patti) Anderson, Detroit Lakes, Jeff (Karen) Anderson, Webster City, Iowa, and Warren (Genie) Eckstein, Murray, Kentucky; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one brother, Jim Nelson, Webster City, IA; and one sister, Barbara Thompson, Menomonie, Wisconsin.?Marion was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Warren; sister, Beatrice; and two daughters, Kathryne and Karen Anderson.
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