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Mary Ann Ekren June 22, 1920 - Oct. 15, 2008

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WILLMAR -- Mary Ann Ekren, 88, of Willmar died Wednesday at Bethesda Heritage Center in Willmar.

The service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Vinje Lutheran Church in Willmar. Burial will be at Cloverleaf Cemetery in Willmar.

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Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar and for one hour prior to the service at the church.

She was born June 22, 1920, in Swift County to Fred and Katie (Kujuwa) Behrens. She attended school in Danvers and Holloway.

She married Donald Ekren on June 10, 1939, in Benson. They lived in Willmar. She was a member of Vinje Lutheran Church.

She is survived by two sons: Donald Jr. (and Donna) Ekren of Rio W.Va., Richard (and Mary) Ekren of Davenport, Iowa; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters: Rose Furst of Ohio and Agnes Sadergaski of Appleton.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 2002, three sisters and two brothers.

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