Eva Lee (Devinney) Eckdahl, age 84, of Delano, passed away peacefully Monday, May 2, 2016, in Waconia.
“Lee” was born in Hoonah, AK, graduated from McKinley High School in Canton, OH in 1950, and married Raymond G. Eckdahl in Canton in 1953. They made their home in Maple Plain for many years, and retired to Delano in 1987.
Lee loved her family, gardening, cooking and canning, cats, and her church, especially the hymns and the babies’ nursery.
She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Ray; children Beth (Lyle) Hosek, Tim (Sarah), Lynette (Alex) Weir, Steve (Patty), Susan (Mark) Kroontje, Mary (Kevin) Bauman, Tom (Tracy), and Karen (Gregg) Laurence; grandchildren Jessie Hosek, Peter Eckdahl, James Eckdahl, Craig (Noel) Weir, Matthew Weir, Jon (Betsy) Eckdahl, Emily (David) Ebnet, Stephanie (Jason) Hayunga, Rachel Kroontje, Heather Kroontje, Amanda Bauman, Wendy Bauman, Abbie Eckdahl, Andrew (Alyssa Mulholland) Eckdahl, Isaac Eckdahl, Nathan Laurence, Caleb Laurence, and Rebecca Laurence; and great-grandchildren Vienna Weir, Jonah Eckdahl, and Samuel Ebnet.
Lee was preceded in death by her parents, James Murray and Ada LeeOra (Clark) Devinney; and her brother, George “Calvin” Devinney.
The funeral service took place Saturday, May 7 at 11 a.m. at Maple Plain Community Church.
There was visitation Friday, May 6, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Iten Funeral Home in Delano; and continuing Saturday at the church, one hour prior to the service.
Memorials can be directed to Maple Plain Community Church Missions Fund.
Arrangements were with the Iten Funeral Home, Delano.