Marian K. Edelen, age 66, of Ham Lake, Minn. (formerly Clear Lake), passed away Sept. 11, 2011.
Marian loved her Lord and loved others. She was a former nurse, Hospital Auxiliary President, Alumni /Parent Relations Director at Concordia University, St. Paul, Youth, Sunday School and
pre-school teacher, parent educator, Robin’s Nest Children’s Home-Jamaica Board President and Mary Kay consultant. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend. Her loving Christian heart and smile radiated from her and will live on in the hearts of all of those who knew and loved her.
Marian is survived by her husband, Charles; sons, Jeffrey (Donna) Edelen and Thomas Edelen; daughter, Christine (Robert) Garman; grandchildren, Dillan, Cody, Jacob, Miranda, Eden and Beau; father, Gilbert (Ardeen) Luker; brother, Ronald (Georgia) Luker; sisters, Jayne (John) Cambronne and Katherine (James) Bart; and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Lydia Luker.
A funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 16, at Messiah Lutheran Church, Mounds View, Minn. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to the service at Messiah Lutheran. A special prayer service will be held Saturday, 11 a.m., with visitation one hour prior at Caltaldo Funeral Home, Garner, Iowa. Interment will follow at Concord Cemetery, Garner.
Memorials preferred to Messiah Lutheran Church children’s programs and Robin’s Nest Children’s Home in Jamaica.
Miller Funeral Home, Fridley, Minn., was in charge of arrangements.