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Margaret Theresa “Marge” Parent

Margaret Theresa “Marge” Parent, age 96, of Delano, died Monday, Nov. 6, 2006 at the Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.

She was born Aug. 7, 1910 to Albert and Effie (Prestidge) Ziebarth in Rockford Township.

Marge and her husband, Emery, started Parent Garage in South Minneapolis. While she and Emery operated the garage, Marge also worked for Hessel’s Drycleaners. She eventually became a dental hygenist and worked in the office of Dr. Sierel.

Upon Emery’s retirement, they moved to a farm in rural Delano. After Emery passed away, Marge moved into the city of Delano.

A longtime active volunteer at the Delano Senior Center, Marge was a runner-up as senior volunteer of the year. She was a member of the Delano Catholic Community.

In addition to her husband, Emery, Marge was preceded in death by her sister, Evelyn Jensen.

She is survived by her sister, Gladys Saewert; and her brother, Lloyd Ziebarth; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mass of Christian Burial was Saturday, Nov. 11 at noon at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Delano, with the Rev. Michael Miller officiating. Interment was in the Elmwood Cemetery in Rockford.

Visitation took place from 10 a.m. to noon at the church, prior to the Mass.

Arrangements were by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.

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