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January 24, 2020

12/5/2019 9:46:00 AM
Eleanor M. (Hyde) Duerksen

Eleanor M. (Hyde) Duerksen, age 83 of Lakeville, formerly of Golden Valley, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 25, 2019. She passed peacefully with her family by her side after a courageous year-long battle with cancer.
Eleanor was born in Mt. Lake on Nov. 16, 1936. She grew up on a farm in Bingham Lake and graduated from Windom High School.
In 1962, she married her husband of 40 years, Reuben Duerksen, and they settled in Golden Valley. She was a homemaker and former clerical worker in the healthcare industry.
Eleanor enjoyed singing in choirs and weddings as a young woman. She also loved doing any type of arts and crafts, and playing cards with her friends at Kingsley Shores.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Reuben, and her brother, Richard Hyde.
She is survived by a daughter, Andrea (Andrew) Olive; a son. Daniel (Jennifer) Duerksen; and grandchildren: Matthew and Kathryn Olive; and Sarah, Rachel and Elizabeth Duerksen.
Funeral services were Monday, Dec. 2, at 11 a.m., at Trinity Evangelical Free Church in Lakeville, with visitation Sunday, Dec. 1, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Lakeville location of White Funeral Homes, and also one hour prior to the service at the church.
Interment was at Gethsemane Cemetery in New Hope.
The family would like to thank the caregivers at Kingsley Shores and the staff of Minnesota Hospice for their excellent and loving care.

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