Marie Eleanor Nolan, age 70, of French Lake, passed away peacefully Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at her home, surrounded by her loving family.
Marie was born Oct. 21, 1942, to Harry and Eleanor (Gunderson) Salmela.
She was a 1960 graduate of Cokato High School.
Marie married Harlen (Harley) Nolan Dec. 3, 1960.
She worked for 16 years at Richwell Furniture in Cokato, and at Miller Manufacturing for 14 years.
Marie looked forward to spending as much time as possible with her family and grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Harley, of French Lake; sons Mark (Nancy), and Dan (Deborah), all of Cokato; grandchildren Penny (Adam) Miller, Chrissy (Matthew) Olson, and Derek Nolan; and great-grandchildren Isaac and Savannah Miller, Hunter Olson, and one more baby on the way.
Marie is further survived by her brother, Ron (Kathy) Salmela; a sister-in-law, Pat Salmela; many nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, and numerous cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Robert Salmela.
The funeral service took place Sunday, Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in South Haven, with visitation for one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment was in the Albion Ev. Free Church cemetery.
Pallbearers were Mark Nolan, Dan Nolan, Jim Nolan, Jeff Salmela, Curt Widmark, and Jerry Anderson.
Marie’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren were honorary pallbearers.
Arrangements were by Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Cokato.