Eloise Marguerite Legare

Eloise Marguerite Legare

  • Funeral Date: 6/15/15
  • Funeral Time: 11:00 a.m.
  • Date of Birth: 5/09/19
  • Date of Death: 6/10/15
  • Funeral Location: St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Randolph

Eloise Legare, a long-time resident of Randolph, was called home by our Heavenly Father on June 10th, 2015.

Eloise was born in Northfield, Minnesota on May 9th, 1919. She was raised on a farm in the rural Northfield area where she first learned the arduous and intricate skills of being a farm wife that would later bring her, and many others, great joy in the coming years.

As a young adult, Eloise was a telephone operator and supervisor at several telephone offices in Minnesota. She met her husband Leo after World War II, eventually settling near Randolph and raising her family on the farm. Besides keeping house, Eloise raised chickens, drove tractors and sorted cattle–whatever was needed to keep the farm vital and happy. In 1985, Leo and Eloise “retired” and moved into the village of Randolph.

Eloise spent her life looking for ways to enrich the lives of others, and was a kind, generous and giving person. Besides the joy and pride she took in her family, she was most satisfied to bake, cook and sew for the enjoyment of others. A regular at local church bazaars and bake sales, her goods were eagerly sought out and often carried off before an event began.

Quilting was her true calling. By applying immense patience, and with nearly perfect precision despite her advancing age, she produced the most beautiful and colorful quilts. These works of art have been treasured by family, friends, and everyone able to acquire one.

Eloise is survived by three children, Orin (Linda) of rural Randolph, Linda Page (Mitchell) of Minneapolis, and Charles (Corinne) of Northfield. She is also survived by grandchildren Tyler Legare (Melissa), Noel Legare, Tara Dahlen (Steve), Dane Legare, Anaiah Legare, Sophia Legare and great-grandchildren Summer Clark, Leo Dahlen and Wesley Dahlen, along with many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Leo E. Legare and brothers Roy, Harry and Robert Baker.

Services will be held at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church of Randolph on Monday June 15th at 11 a.m. followed by interment at Red Rose Cemetery in Waterford. Visitation to be held at Bierman Funeral Home of Northfield on Sunday June 14th from 2-5 p.m.

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