Lori Mae Townsend


Lori Mae Townsend, 59, of Blackduck, MN died suddenly at her home on Sunday, May 8, 2022.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, May 13, 2022 at the Evangelical Free Church in Blackduck, MN with Pastor Dwight Warden officiating.

Lori was born on September 2, 1962 in St. Paul, MN, the daughter of Ardella (Norstedt) Gassler. She grew up and attended school in Belgrade/Brooten, MN area. She obtained her GED in 1985 in Roseville, MN. She moved to the Blackduck/Hines, MN about 30 years ago. Lori was united in marriage to Bradley Townsend on October 29, 2010 in Blackduck. She worked several jobs in her lifetime most recently as an office assistant at Bogart’s in Blackduck. She enjoyed crafting and sitting around the campfire. Lori especially loved spending time with her children and grandbabies. Her favorite flower was the Black-eyed Susan.

Lori is survived by her loving husband, Bradley Townsend of Blackduck, MN; 2 daughters, Tiffany Stenson of Lake George, MN and Mackenzie (Nick) Grundmeier of Blackduck; 3 sons, Christopher Carlson of Inver Grove Heights, MN, Anthony Gabrelcik of Blackduck, and Tate Stenson of Blackduck; stepdaughter, Cara (Tyler) Hunt of Bemidji, MN; stepson, Cody (Andrea) Townsend of Fargo, ND; 11 Grandchildren, Paxton, Brooklyn, Winter, Myles, Caden, Mia, Carson, Theo, Zoey, Audrey and Jaxon; 3 sisters, Linda (Allen) Hoppe of Paynesville, MN, Sherrie (Greg) Gestach of Chaska, MN and Nicole (Dan) Hollihan of Wyoming, MN; 3 brothers, Steve Brown of Wyoming, MN, Bradley (DeAnn) Kleidon of East Bethel, MN and William Kleidon of Forest lake, MN; and numerous nieces, nephews and other family & friends.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Ardella (Bob) Gassler; and brother, Bruce Kleidon.

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