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Marjorie Breitholtz, 99

Marjorie Adeen Breitholtz (nee Porter), age 99, of Cokato, died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2019, at the Cokato Manor.

A memorial service will take place Sunday, Oct. 20 at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Cokato, with a celebration of life to follow in the fellowship hall.

Marjorie has donated her body to science at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. There will be a private internment service for the immediate family at a later date at the Baptist Cemetery in Cokato.

Arrangements are with the Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Cokato & Howard Lake; www.swansonpeterson.com.

Marjorie was born Oct. 17, 1919, in Shenandoah, IA, the daughter of LeRoy and Lottie (Beck) Porter.

She was united in Holy Matrimony to John L. Breitholtz Dec. 17, 1948, at Minnehaha Baptist Church, and became a reverend’s wife. Together for 42 years, she and John ministered at churches in Lenby, Russell, Brooklyn Center, Ortonville, Lakeland, Alexandria, Cottage Grove, Glencoe, and Fosston, MN; as well as Fox Lake, IL; Westwood in Omaha, Gering, NE; Gardner, MA; and Winter Springs, FL.

Marjorie was a lifetime member and elder at the First Baptist Church of Cokato. She was a prayer warrior, and had many prayer partners and long, loving relationships with her church family.

Marjorie enjoyed reading the Word of our Lord and savior, crocheting, quilting, and in her quiet and gentle way, witnessing to people about the wonders of God’s love and his promise of eternal life. She enjoyed spending time with her son and grandchildren, and had the wonderful gift of three great-grandchildren.

Marjorie will always be remembered for her gentleness and kindness, and her unwavering love of the Lord. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

She is survived by her son, David (Colleen) of St. Cloud; grandchildren, Cody (Josh) Finney of Minneapolis, and Tim Somerville of St. Cloud; three great-grandchildren: Hayes Finney, Isaac Somerville, and Macie Somerville; and her adoptive family, Grace (Mick) Yanke and Jackson of Cokato.

Marjorie was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. John L. Breitholtz; parents; and brother, Virgil Porter.

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