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Audrey Koelke July 2, 1930 -- July 20, 2009

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CLARKFIELD -- Audrey Ellen Koelke, 79, of Clarkfield, died Monday at the Chippewa County-Montevideo Hospital.

The service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at New Life Church in Clarkfield. Burial will be in Clarkfield City Cemetery

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Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are with Lynner Funeral Home in Clarkfield.

She was born July 2, 1930, on the family farm in Minnesota and near Gary, S.D., to Harvey and Elnora (Jensen) TeGantvoort. She attended school through the 8th grade.

She married Alfred Koelke on Feb. 19, 1950, in Gary, S.D. They lived in many places before settling in Clarkfield. Their first home near the Clarkfield School was destroyed in a tornado and they moved to a home near the Care Center. She owned and operated Audrey's Café until 1991.

She is survived by her daughters: Connie (and Robert) Nelson of Clarkfield, Marlene Turnbull of Appleton and Darla Moore of Montevideo; six grandsons; two great-grandsons; and one brother: Jim (and Arlene) TeGantvoort of Rapid City, S.D.

She was preceded in death by her husband and one brother.

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