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Ellen M. Svendsen

1949 - 2012 Obituary Condolences
Ellen M. Svendsen Obituary
Ellen M. Svendsen December 5, 1949 - June 1, 2012 Ellen left to be with the Lord after fighting breast cancer since 1984. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Ken. Other surviving family members include her brothers David (Marilyn) Lauer, Eugene Lauer and Brian (Yvonne) Lauer. Ellen grew up in Racine, WI where she met Ken in the 8th grade. They married May 27, 1972, before moving to Bakersfield, California in 1983. Ellen gave her full attention to life, lived in the moment, knew how to savor the small joys in a day and the sweet memories of a lifetime. A celebration of her life is planned for Saturday, June 9th, 2012 at their home from 2 to 5 PM for this extraordinary woman. Friends are invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Emily K. Lauer Memorial Fund at the Lutheran Community Foundation (http://www.thelcf.org) or The are suggested. The Kern River Family Mortuary is handling Ellen's cremation. Please visit their website for a more extensive obituary. www.kernriverfamilymortuary.com www.bakersfield.com/obits
Published in Bakersfield Californian from June 7 to June 8, 2012
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