Services for Delayne Ekeberg

Delayne Ekeberg, age 78, of Fosston, MN, passed away on Monday, January 20th, at Essentia Health Hospital in Fosston. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 25th, at the Carlin Funeral Home in Fosston with the Rev. John Ragan officiating. Interment will be in Kingo Lutheran Cemetery, Fosston, at a later date. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the funeral home. Arrangements are with Carlin Family Funeral Service of Fosston and messages of condolence may be sent at  
Delayne Marilyn Harms was born on February 27, 1941, to Ervin and Ella (Bjorge) Harms, in Beaulieu, Minnesota. She grew up in a large, boisterous, loving family with seven brothers and sisters, in Mahnomen, Minnesota. Delayne loved to sew her own outfits and go dancing with her sisters and friends. She met Harlan Ekeberg at one of those dances, and they married on November 9, 1963 in Cape May, New Jersey. The couple moved to Menominee, Michigan, where Harlan was stationed in the Coast Guard. Their first child, Kelly Rae, was born on April 13, 1964. They moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota where they lived for the next several years. Their son, Brian Gene, was born on January 27, 1968. Later they moved to Moorhead, Hawley, and then to Fosston in 1983. 
Delayne worked at Carl’s Lefse, Hawley, and then First Care Medical Services, Fosston, for 25 years, as a housekeeper. Delayne was well-regarded at First Care for her kind heart, hard work ethic, and infectious laugh that would echo through the hallways.
Delayne was a loving and doting grandmother to her two granddaughters, Corinne and Carly. She enjoyed month-long visits from the grandkids each summer, where they baked cookies, played outside, and created many special memories together.
She loved to spend a long afternoon playing Scrabble, where she usually, and good-naturedly, ended up the winner. Delayne was generous, funny, and loved to laugh. Her family was her number one priority, always.
Delayne leaves behind a daughter, Kelly (Scott) Shank of The Woodlands, TX, son, Brian (Tabitha) Ekeberg of Asheville, NC, granddaughters, Corinne Shank and Carly Shank, both of Houston, TX, sisters, Mavis Nystad and Marsha (Bill) Winter, both of Fargo, ND, brothers, Dick (Donna) Harms of Crystal River, FL, Jim (Sandy) Harms and Ken (Carol) Harms, both of Fargo, ND, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harlan, on June 16, 2012; her parents; sister, Beverly Rolland, brothers, Ronnie and Duane Harms, and brothers-in-law, Lonney Rolland and Rick Nystad.

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Telephone: (218) 487-5225

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