A graveside service for Gwen Wahl, 62, of Marshall, formerly of Currie, will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 20, 2023, at Willow Lake Cemetery in Currie (all are welcome to attend). Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. with Prayers and Sharing of Memories at 7:00 p.m. at the Horvath Remembrance Center in Tracy. Following the graveside service there will be a luncheon at Breezy on Saturday.
Gwen Lea (Hardwick) Wahl was born on November 25, 1960, in Lewistown, MT, to Raymond and Patricia (Cooper) Hardwick. While growing up, she lived in communities in Montana, Arizona and California. Gwen was married to Robert Clemmer and to this union was born daughter Wendy. She later married Rick Bjorklund and to this union were born children Eric, Cara and Matt. In 1983, they moved to Tracy, MN. Gwen worked primarily in the restaurant industry. She served, cooked or bar tended at several local establishments including the Mediterranean in Tracy, Key Largo in Shetek, the Currie Bar and the Wooden Nickel in Marshall. In 2017, she was married to Bruce Wahl. Gwen loved gardening, cooking and expressing her creative side with home updates and repairs. Most of all, she loved her kids and grandkids. When her kids had their own children, she bent over backwards to help in any way she possibly could. From babysitting to helping with household chores to showing the love and care she had for her entire family including her children’s spouses. She would go to the ends of the earth to be sure her family was cared for. Gwen also made friends and touched many hearts everywhere she went, she was vibrant and kind.
After a five year battle with cancer, Gwen died on Saturday, May 13, 2023, at the Prairie Home Hospice Lockwood House in Marshall. She is survived by her children Wendy (Justin) McKinney of Bloomington, Eric (Stacey) Bjorklund of Prior Lake, MN, Cara (Brock) Knippling of Marshall, Matt (Katie) Bjorklund of Sioux Falls, SD; grandchildren Lestat, Devyn, Aubrey, Max, Nora, Lane, Avery; her mother Patricia Hardwick; siblings John (Linda) Hardwick, Brian (Amy) Hardwick, Will (Donna) Palmer; nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her father Raymond Hardwick, husbands Robert Clemmer and Bruce Wahl and her sister Dawn Dearing-Mortz.