Marian F. Wurm

Marian F. Wurm

Marian Wurm, of Dalbo, Minnesota, was welcomed into the arms of the Lord on April 11, 2017. She was 81 years old.
Marian Frances was the firstborn daughter of Frank and Frances Tauber, born in Evansville, MN on June 13, 1935. When her father died unexpectedly in 1940, Marian along with her mother and sister moved to Alexandria, MN to live with family, until her mother married Hjalmer Soderholm in 1948. They moved to Millerville, MN where she attended Brandon High School, graduating as salutatorian in 1953.
Always a hard worker, Marian attained a teaching license from St. Cloud State Teachers College, completing the three-year program in two years. Her first job was teaching sixth grade in Renville, MN. After two years there, she transferred to Mora, MN. Her teaching friend, Diane Stronestrom, recognized that Marian needed to have more fun and arranged a blind date with her cousin, Larry Wendberg. One date led to another date, August 16, 1958, the beginning of a 37-year love affair which only ended with Larry’s death in 1992. The pair settled in Dalbo where Larry’s family ran the creamery and cheese factory. Marian cared for their four daughters and also worked in the office of the creamery and then in the family butcher shop, “Pigs ‘n’ Tings.” Larry’s failing health caused them to cut back on business, but they were still able to travel and enjoyed many trips to Mexico and Central and South America, often driving an old yellow ambulance filled with treasures for their friends in the south.
Larry’s death left a large hole in Marian’s life, but she remained active with her expanding family, her church, and community. She expressed herself through plastic canvas needlework, donating and gifting her creations. Her calendar was filled with activities, but also with the birthday of every relative and friend so she could remember them with a card on their special day.
Her world brightened considerably when John Wurm came into her life. She had found another wonderful man to share her life with and they married on May 15, 2004. They enjoyed having family around for bracing games of Mexican train dominoes—Marian was hard to beat at dominoes and word games and often seemed invincible. She overcame hardships, heart problems and cancer—a strong and steady force in the life of her family. The love she engendered was very evident as a roomful of people gathered for their last goodbyes. She was a unique woman who was faithful, devoted and honest. May she rest in peace.
She was preceded in death by her parents and stepfather; husband Larry; stepson, Alan Wurm; grandson, Allan Ellingson; sister, Judy Tauber; step-sisters Joy Culver and Aurelia Jansen; niece, Sheila Freske.
She is survived by her loving husband John; daughters, Deanne (Randy) Johnson, Ann (Doug) Peterson, Linda (Eric) Heilman and Beth (Craig) Erickson; stepchildren, Christopher Wurm, Helen Hutchens, Stephanie Wurm, Elizabeth Wurm, and Anne Groe; half-sister Jean (Rod) Doolittle; stepsister Bernadean Rentschler; 15 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at St. Kathryn’s Catholic Church in Ogilvie. Interment will be in the Dalbo Baptist Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to Ogilive or Mora Food Shelf and Kick Cancer to the Curb. Arrangements were by the Rock Ingebrand Funeral Home of Braham. Condolences may be posted at www.aifuneralhome.com.

Comments Closed