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Marion E. Gillquist
Marion E. Gillquist

Marion E. Gillquist

Posted on: October 9, 2012

Marion E. Gillquist (Northfelt), age 92, went home to the Lord on Oct. 6, 2012. Preceded in death by beloved husband, W. Parker Gillquist; stepson, Father Peter Gillquist; brothers, Leroy and Richard Northfelt. Survived by children and grandchildren, Marna (Brian) Dahlgren and Andrew, Elizabeth (Robert) Alexander and Ryan, William P. Gillquist Jr. (Eloise Swenson), Julie (Mario) Lozano and Lesley, Sam and Landon. Also survived by daughter-in-law, Marilyn Gillquist; and her six children and 20 grandchildren; sister, Pauline Hofseth; sisters-in-law, Geraldine and Janet Northfelt; nieces and nephews. Many thanks to North Ridge Care Center and Allina Hospice for their caring support. Marion graduated from Macalester College with a degree in education. She touched the lives of many children as a career teacher, retiring from the Minneapolis Public Schools. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, Oct. 11, 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 4842 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, with visitation one hour prior to service. Interment will be at Bay Lake Cemetery, Deerwood, Minn. Memorials preferred to Salem Lutheran Church, Deerwood, Minn., and St. John’s Lutheran Church, Minneapolis.