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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.

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

Marjorie 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, they ministered at churches in Lenby, Russell, Brooklyn Center, Ortonville, Lakeland, Alexandria, Cottage Grove, Glencoe, and Fosston, Minnesota; 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.

She 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.

Marjorie enjoyed spending time with her son and grandchildren, and had the wonderful gift of three great-grandchildren.

She 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.

Marjorie is survived by her son and daughter in-law, David (Colleen) of St. Cloud; two grandchildren, Cody (Josh) Finney of Minneapolis, and Timothy of St. Cloud; three great-grandchildren, Isaac Somerville, Macie Somerville, and Hayes Finney; and her adoptive family, Grace (Mick) Yanke and Jackson of Cokato.

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

A memorial service took place Sunday, Oct. 20 at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Cokato, followed by a celebration of Marjorie’s life in the fellowship hall.

Marjorie 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 were with Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Cokato & Howard Lake, Minnesota; www.swansonpeterson.com.

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