Adeline Ethel Grahn, 86, of Lake Bronson, Minn., passed away suddenly on Friday March 22, 2019, at Kittson Healthcare, Hallock.
Adeline was born in Caribou Township on March 30, 1932, to Albert and Ethel Ekholm. She graduated from Lancaster High School in 1950. She was confirmed in the Covenant Church in Lancaster. She then graduated from Bemidji State College in 1954 with a bachelor’s degree in teaching. She taught in Thief River Falls, Lake Bronson and Karlstad schools.
On June 7, 1956, she married Gordon Grahn at Lake Bronson. Adeline enjoyed spending time with family and friends at the deer hunting cabin and loved going on fishing trips. She was also a very crafty person doing sewing, crocheting and knitting. She liked to play bingo, cards and going to the casino on occasion. Also during the summer she spent many hours painting and wallpapering many homes in Kittson County. She was a member of the ladies auxiliary at the Lake Bronson Legion.
She is survived by daughter, Lynette (Michael) Taylor of Deerwood, Minn.; daughter-in-law, Lynn Grahn of Thief River Falls Minn.; four grandchildren, Chelsey (Jason) Zaffke of Boy River, Minn., Callie (Chris) Wold, Maple Grove Minn., Brent (Yvonne) Grahn, Prior Lake, Minn., and Kayla Grahn, St. Cloud Minn.; four great-grandchildren, Henry and Jack Zaffke, and Odin and Estelle Grahn; sister, Darlene Carlson of Lancaster, Minn.
Adeline was preceded in death by husband, Gordon; son, Denal; half-brother, Alvin Ekholm; and special friends, Arlo Spilde and Virgil Poole.
Celebration of life will be held at Austin Funeral Home on Saturday, April 6 at 1 o’clock followed by a luncheon at Grace Church.