Marietta Louise Blaser

Marietta Louise Blaser of Lester Prairie died Sunday, Aug. 2, 1998, at the Glencoe Area Health Center, having reached the age of 86 years, four months and 11 days.

Marietta was born March 21, 1912 in Boise, Id., the daughter of Frederick and Tessa (Simpson) Dedolph.

She received her high school diploma and went on to Macalester College where she earned a degree in teaching special education.

She was married to Glen Farmer in December, 1939, in St. Paul, Minn.

On July 3, 1946, Marietta was united in marriage to Joe Blaser in St. Paul. She lived there until 1947, when the couple moved to Mahnomen, Minn.

She moved to Lester Prairie in 1988, and in 1995, she moved to Orchard Estates in Glencoe.

In her spare time, Marietta enjoyed reading, gardening, embroidery and watching opera.

Marietta is survived by her children, Margaret Olson (husband Roger) of Circle Pines, Minn., Marion Reil of Bemidji, and Fred Blaser (wife, Wanda) of Lester Prairie; her grandchildren: Sherri Villebrun of Minneapolis, David Villebrun of St. Paul, Thomas Villebrun of Isle, Paul Villebrun, also of Isle, Joseph Blaser of Hutchinson, Tessa Reil of Bemidji, Charles Villebrun of Columbia Heights, Roger Olson Jr., of Circle Pines, and Fred Blaser Jr. of Lester Prairie.

She is further survived by her great-grandchildren: Sharrell Villebrun, Shiona Gennarro, Julian Lee, Kristi Haugh, Nokomis Villebrun, April Sands, Lance Villebrun, John Villebrun, Jake Villebrun, Gabriel Bryant, Amber Villebrun, and Mason Villebrun; great-great-grandchildren: Casey and Taylor Freeman; brothers, Robert and Richard Dedolph; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by parents, Frederick and Tessa; husbands, Glen Farmer and Joe Blaser; sisters, Lorna, Margaretta, Irma, and Mildred; and brother, Fred.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Aug. 5, at 11 am. at the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe, officiated by the Rev. Eugene Lozinski. The organist was Marie Eischens and the hymns sang were "How Great Thou Art" and "Amazing Grace." Visitation was one hour prior to the service at the chapel.

Casket bearers were David Villebrun, Thomas Villebrun, Paul Villebrun, Joseph Blaser, Roger Olson and Fred Blaser, Jr. Interment was on Thursday at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Mahnomen.

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