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Ellen Ardelle Skorseth, 90, a resident of Little Falls, died at home Wednesday, July 2, 2014.

Ellen Ardelle Cochran was born Feb. 22, 1924 in Park Rapids to the late Fred and Ethel (Parks) Cochran.

She was united in marriage to David Skorseth Aug. 9, 1947. Ellen was a teacher for 25 years in Warren. Ellen enjoyed cooking, sewing, reading, bowling, playing golf and Scrabble.

Ellen was an active member of First United Church and was also active with the American Legion Auxiliary.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Gordon (Sue) Skorseth, Vicki (Skorseth) Krueger, Theresa Skorseth, Lori (Dave) Skorseth Weber, Heidi (Brian) Skorseth King, Daniel Skorseth and Debora (Allen) Skorseth Wood; 13 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Ethel (Parks) Cochran; husband, David Skorseth; siblings, Don Cochran, Grace Ottarson, Harold Cochran, Virgil Cochran, Wayne Cochran; and a son-in-law Timothy Wood.

Funeral service: was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 5 at First United Church in Little Falls, with Pastor Eric Shin officiating.

Visitation: was held for one hour prior to the ser-vice on Saturday.

Burial: 11:15 a.m. July 7, at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Memorials to St. Gabriel's Unity Family Home Care and Hospice, 815 2nd St. SE, Little Falls, MN 56345 or Minnesota Youth Symphonies - St. Paul, MN, preferred.

Arrangements are with the Emblom-Brenny Fu-neral Service in Little Falls, online condolences may be left at