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Fron Lutheran Church
Saturday May 27th, 2017

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Frances Mahlen

Frances Mahlen, 101 died on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at Strand-Kjorsvig Living Center in Roslyn. Her funeral will be at 10:30 A.M. Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Fron Lutheran Church near Roslyn, Janet Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church. Frances Laurine Mahlen was born on February 19, 1916 to Thorvald and Elena (Monshaugen) Mahlen near Roslyn, South Dakota. She was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran faith. She attended country school near her home and graduated from Roslyn High School in 1935. After her education she remained on the family farm to help her parents farming. During WW11, she moved to Minneapolis to help in the war effort. She was employed at a defense plant for some time as well as other various jobs. Upon her return to the Roslyn area, Frances and her brother Emil purchased a farm southwest of Roslyn. Emil passed away in the early 1970’s and Frances moved to Webster. She worked as a caretaker for a couple ladies in Webster. In 2006, she moved to Strand Kjorsvig Living Center in Roslyn and remained there until her passing. Frances was a member at Fron Lutheran Church where she was involved in quilting as well as Ladies Aid and Circle. She enjoyed watching TV, especially Pastor Salem on Sunday mornings. Frances passed away Wednesday May 24, 2017 at Roslyn, South Dakota at the age of 101 years, 3 months, and 5 days. She is survived by one cousin, Duane Mahlen of Los Alamitos CA, one nephew, Jim (Farol) Hendrickson of Roslyn, SD, two nieces, Arlene Nelson of Mesa, AZ and Joyce (Jess) Riddle of Rapid City, SD . She is also survived by many great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Emil, two sisters, Ruby Hendrickson and Ethel Gilbertson, one nephew, Jon Hendrickson, and two great-nephews, Jeremy Hendrickson and Mike Pies.

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I would like to offer my condolences to the Mahlen family. 101 years is quite an accomplishment according to the Bible (Psalm 90:10) and I know Frances has left you with many precious memories and will be greatly missed. Hopefully this scripture will give you comfort because Jehovah God (Psalm 83:18) is promising us he will do away with man's worst enemy, death. This is found for us at Rev. 21: 4; "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore." For more comforting scriptures please visit: http://bit.ly/1K38EFt. It has given me hope, strengthened my faith and helped me find the answer to Why? I know it will do the same for you. God's kingdom that Jesus taught us to pray for at Matthew 6: 9, 10 will bring about these wonderful promises including the resurrection. John 6: 40 tells us: "For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who recognizes the Son and exercises faith in him should have everlasting life, and I will resurrect him on the last day." Also, Titus 1: 2 tells us this promise of a resurrection: "is based on a hope of the everlasting life that God, who cannot lie, promised long ago. Isaiah 26:19 "Your dead will live......And the earth will let those powerless in death come to life." Isaiah 25:8 "He will swallow up death forever. For Jehovah himself has spoken it." This is a wonderful promise made to us by our heavenly father and I pray it brings you comfort and hope. Jehovah invites you to throw all your burdens on him and he will sustain you in your time of grief. Again, I offer my sincere condolences to the family. Feel free to contact me at my email address: myranj@centurytel.net I pray it will do your heart good to please watch this beautiful video (song 144) entitled "Keep Your Eyes on the Prize" https://tv.jw.org/#en/video/VODChildren/pub-pksn_24_VIDEO

Julie Jarmon Jun 10 2017 12:00 AM

My sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Frances. The loss of our dear loved ones can be very difficult and distressing to cope with. True comfort comes in knowing that Jehovah ( Psalm 83 : 18 - God's name ) is not the cause of our pain, suffering and death, Hebrews 2 : 14 tells us the source. May you be comforted in knowing that Jehovah hates death ( 1 Corinthian 15 : 26 ) and promises to eliminate death forever and bring ones sleeping in death back to life on a cleansed earth. ( John 17 : 3; Isaiah 25 : 7,8; Revelation 21 : 3-5; Acts 24 : 15; Psalms 37 : 10,11, 29 ). Also, may your own good and loving memories of Frances help to soothe your hearts, as we remember that our dear loved ones now safely rest in the loving memory of our Grand Creator, Jehovah God, waiting for the fulfillment of His promised purpose for us all. Sincerely

Ginger May 25 2017 12:00 AM