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Marian I. Laurel

Marian I. Laurel, age 91, of Watertown, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2007 at the Elim Home in Watertown.

She was born Nov. 8, 1915 in Minneapolis, the daughter of Clarence L. and Anna (Knutson) Foss.

Marian was united in marriage to Myron J. Laurel Feb. 18, 1939 in Minneapolis.

She enjoyed cooking and entertaining. Antiquing, gardening, and wildflowers were a few of her treasured hobbies. Some of her best memories were of spending time with her family at her lake home enjoying sunsets.

Marian was proud of her service as a volunteer coordinator at Fairview Riverside in Minneapolis.

She is survived by her loving family; husband Myron “Mike;” sons and daughters-in-law Jim and Sharon Laurel of Anacortes, Wash., and Jeff and Jan Laurel of Hamburg; daughter and son-in-law Linda and John Andrews of Cincinnati, Ohio; grandchildren Chris Laurel, Ben and Louise Laurel Copeman, Kelly and Jason Larson, Brian Laurel, Mike Laurel, Anne Andrews, Jane Andrews and Jeff Andrews; great-grandchildren Sam, Kelsie, Madeleine, Michaela and Jason; sister-in-law Lucille Olson of Minnetonka; nieces; nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Marian was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Anna Foss; and a brother, Cal Foss Jr.

Funeral service was Friday, Oct. 19 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Watertown with the Rev. Robert Ericson officiating. Interment was at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery.

Marian’s grandchildren, Chris Laurel, Ben Laurel, Anne Andrews, Jane Andrews, Jeff Andrews, Kelly Larson, Brian Laurel and Mike Laurel, were casket bearers.

Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia.