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Published December 22, 2012, 12:00 AM

Marlace June Fahrlander

Marlace June Fahrlander passed away peacefully on December 18, 2012 at Walker Methodist Nursing Home in the company of her family. Born February 24, 1926 in Pelican Rapids, MN to Charlie and Manna (Nilson) Drayton, she grew up on a farm near what is now Maplewood State Park and attended grade school in a one-room school house in rural Pelican Rapids. Marlace graduated from Pelican Rapids High School as valedictorian of her class. After graduation, she worked as a bookkeeper in Fergus Falls, MN. While visiting her aunt H.E. in Felton, Marlace met her future husband, Frank Fahrlander, at a dance. They were married on June 11, 1948 in Fergus Falls. They settled in Fargo, ND, where they raised their four children. In addition to caring for her family, Marlace worked as a nurse's aide at St. Luke's Hospital until she was 74 years old. She volunteered with ARC and served on a human rights committee, protecting the interests of people with developmental disabilities. Marlace was a generous, kind-hearted woman with a great sense of humor that endeared her to all who knew her. She was preceded in death by husband, Frank, by her son, Paul, and siblings Emil, Clifford, and Lillian. She is survived by her children Mary, Jill, and John, her grandchildren Damien (Donelle), William, Elizabeth, George, and Henry, great-grandchildren Magdalena and Charlie, and by many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Thurs, Dec. 27 at the Cremation Society of Minnesota, Edina Chapel, 7110 France Ave, Edina MN 55435--visitation at 2:00, service at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to the donor’s favorit

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