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Marge Selken

April 12, 1940 March 28, 2017
Marge Selken
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Margaret Lucille (Kuehl) Selken was born April 12, 1940 to Charles and Arlene (Otkin) Kuehl in Cazenovia, Minnesota. In 1944 the family moved to a farm near Verdi, Minnesota, where she grew up. She attended Verdi Public School, graduating from high school in 1958. On February 11, 1961 Marge married Ron Selken in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Their union was blessed with three children. The couple later divorced. They lived in Sioux Falls and St. Paul, Minnesota. After her marriage, she returned to Verdi where she worked as Head Cook in Verdi Public School, as a CNA at the Tyler Nursing Home, and at Veire’s Station and Mini-Mart in Lake Benton. In April 2015, Marge had a stroke and entered Good Samaritan Communities in Pipestone, Minnesota, later moving to assisted living in Lake Benton. In October 2016, Marge became a resident of Avera Sunrise Manor Nursing Home in Tyler, Minnesota where on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 she died two weeks before her 77th birthday.
Marge was active in the Verdi United Methodist Church prior to the church closing having served in the Ladies Aid and monthly dinners. Marge was a part of the Verdi Little League. She enjoyed reading and needle point. She especially loved her grandchildren and following their activities. Every year in April she hosted a Spring Fling and brought the relatives together.
Marge is lovingly remembered by her children, Kristine (Roland) Roelfs of Sibley, IA, Kelley Selken of Lake Benton, MN, and Vicky (Craig) Halverson of Sioux Falls, SD; four grandchildren, Stacey (Shawn) Lichtsinn-Schmidt, Sarah Lichtsinn, Samantha Halverson, and Daniel Halverson; three sisters, Dorothy (Walt) Henningsen of Verdi, MN, Marion Goertz of Lake Benton, MN, and Carol (Roger) Nelson of Dawson, MN; two brothers, Donald (Phyllis) Kuehl of Verdi, MN and Robert Kuehl of Lake Benton, MN; and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by parents; two brothers, Milo “Hank” and Richard “Dick” Kuehl; and a sister, Evelyn Clark. Blessed be her memory!

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4:00 PM 3/31/2017 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 3/31/2017 8:00:00 PM
Hartquist Funeral Home - Lake Benton Chapel

102 South Freemont St.
PO Box 301
Lake Benton, MN 56149

Hartquist Funeral Home - Lake Benton Chapel
102 South Freemont St. Lake Benton 56149 MN
United States

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11:00 AM 4/1/2017 11:00:00 AM
United Methodist Church - Lake Benton

104 Bluff St. W.
Lake Benton, MN 56149

United Methodist Church - Lake Benton
104 Bluff St. W. Lake Benton 56149 MN
United States

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Memorial Hill Cemetery Final Resting Place

Oakwood Drive
Lake Benton, MN 56149

Oakwood Drive Lake Benton 56149 MN
United States

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