Marion Myrtle Leona Mahlstedt

Marion Myrtle Leona Mahlstedt, age 85 of Cokato, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999, at Dassel.

Marion was born Oct. 9, 1914, in rural Buffalo, the daughter of Herman and Dora (Schultz) Weege. She was baptized as an infant and later, confirmed in her faith at Crawford Lake Lutheran Church, south of Buffalo.

Marion was a graduate of Buffalo High School. After graduation, she worked for a family in Ogilvie, helping the family in time of sickness.

On Sept. 25, 1935, Marion married Max Mahlstedt at Crawford Lake Lutheran Church. They lived in Cokato. In 1947, they started farming south of Cokato, returning to town in 1973.

Marion worked for Green Giant Canning Company and drove school bus for the Cokato school district.

She enjoyed gardening and crafts, especially when doing them with her family. She also enjoyed traveling to visit relatives in her Winnebago motorhome until she was 80.

Marion was called to her eternal rest on Nov. 13, 1999, having reached the age of 85 years, one month and four days.

She is survived by her son Dennis and Adele Mahlstedt of Cokato; daughters: Joyce and Rudy Tokkesdal of Buffalo, Gloria and Dick Paul of Dassel, and Shirley and Bill Havisto of Milaca; a sister, Leona Mielke of Howard Lake; a brother, Orion and Faith Weege of Buffalo; 14 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and many friends.

Marion was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Max; an infant daughter, Marvel; brothers, Harold and Clifford; sisters, Mildred Weege and LaVerne Frappier; and a granddaughter, Doris Tokkesdal.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1999, 1:30 p.m., at Stockholm Lutheran Church, Cokato, with the Rev. Barbara MacKinnon officiating. Music was by Melba Anderson and Jennifer Coch. Interment was in the Howard Lake City Cemetery.

Dean Mahlstedt, Adam Melquist, Brady Melquist, Jeffrey Paul, Randy Tokkesdal, and Wayne Tokkesdal served as casket bearers.

Arrangements were by Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home, Inc., Cokato and Howard Lake.

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