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Obituary: Madaline Katherine Saeland

Madaline Katherine Saeland, 87, died Nov. 16, 2021 at Golden Horizons in Aitkin. She was born May 5, 1934 in Richmond Hill, New York to Charles A. and Madaline H. (Brown) Frankhauser. She graduated from St. Agnes Academic High School in Rockville Centre, Long Island, New York, and then Delehanty Business College, Jamaica, New York. From an early age, Madaline enjoyed working. Her first job at the age of 10 was candling eggs at a local chicken farm. After business college, she worked at Special Services Devices Center in Sands Point, New York and Republic Aviation in Farmingdale, New York. Madaline was united in marriage to Carroll E. Saeland on Dec. 7, 1952 in New York. They moved to Cloquet in 1962. Some of her many jobs included working at the Diamond Match factory, the Cloquet Pine Knot newspaper for 10 years, and the Minnesota Primary Residential Treatment Center chemical dependency treatment center in Sawyer as admission/program secretary for 11 years. Upon moving to Willmar in 1993 she was employed at Herberger's for 10 years and Walmart for 10 years in customer service until the age of 74. She had many talents including knitting, crocheting, sewing, home decorating, and gardening. She was a beloved mother and grandmother and will be dearly missed.

Madaline was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Carroll; son, Robert "Bobby" at the age of 9; and her grandson, Matthew Silver at the age of 7; and four brothers and two sisters. She is survived by her children Judith (Larry) Brown, Deborah (Dave) Gellatly, Katherine (Rich) Pretzloff, and Patricia Johnson; and 17 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren.

A special thank-you to Heartland Hospice and the Staff at Golden Horizons for the wonderful care provided to our mother and grandmother.

A memorial service will be held at a later date, with burial in Old Calvary Cemetery, Cloquet.

Arrangements are with Sorensen- Root-Thompson Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Aitkin. To leave a message of condolence please go to http://www.srtfuneral.com.

Pine Knot News, Nov. 26, 2021

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