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Ida Elsie Entinger

Ida Elsie Entinger died peacefully June 24 in her home in Cokato, surrounded by her family. She died four months after being diagnosed with cancer.

Ida was born March 23, 1929 in Howard Lake to Lorna and Charles Blanchette. She was the oldest of three daughters. She married Tony Entinger September 27, 1947. They had three daughters and three sons. Ida was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, homemaker and dedicated church member.

After their retirement, Tony and Ida traveled, camped and spent time with their children and grandchildren. After Tony’s death in 1998, Ida continued traveling, spending time with her loved ones and volunteering in her church and community.

She is survived by her children Joyce and Al Barth of St. Cloud, Sharon and Randy Munson of Rochester, Tom and Carol Entinger of Cokato, Dennis and LuAnn Entinger of Howard Lake, Roger and Julie Entinger of Anoka, and Renee Lahr of Howard Lake; 26 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and one sister.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Tony, her sister Betty Lou, one son-in-law Mel Lahr Sr. and one grandson Christopher. Ida will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her and we rejoice that she is now with the Lord.

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