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Marna Ellen Nordquist

Marna Ellen Nordquist

Marna Ellen Nordquist, age 85 of Cloquet, MN passed away Tuesday, October 2, 2018 in the Community Memorial Hospital with her family by her side. She was born July 17, 1933 to Raymond and Louise Gurske in Duluth. Marna married James Nordquist in Duluth, and they were married until his passing in 1971. Marna married Leonard Wrazidilo in 1973 and worked with Leonard at Frank's Quality Foods until the family sold the business. She was very family orientated and looked forward to spending time with friends and family. She loved to cook for holiday get togethers. Marna's passion was her family; she adored her children and grandchildren.

Marna was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, James and his parents, Art and Blanche; sister and brother in-law, Bev and Rich Sobczak; and niece, Barbara Hanson. Survivors include her children, Jim Nordquist, Susan (Todd) Anderson and Glenn (Stephanie) Nordquist; grandchildren, Christopher (Grace), Jennifer (Mike), Jamie (Andy), Michael (Jen), Brodie, Jarek and Lucas; great-grandchildren, Chloe, Ethan, Ranger, Charlotte, Hunter and Ben; seven step-children; her siblings, Raymond (Alice) Gurske, Richard Gurske, Dolores Taylor and Dian (Al) Bottorff and numerous nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until the 11:00 AM Funeral Service Tuesday, October 9, 2018 in Nelson Funeral Care. A luncheon will follow in the fellowship room. Interment will be in Sunrise Memorial Park in Hermantown. To leave an online condolence, visit the guest book at