Marion Elizabeth (Ryti) Chorzempa, age 90, formerly of Cokato and St. Louis Park, passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at home in Lake Havasu City, AZ.
She was born and raised in Cokato, the daughter of Henry and Wendla Ryti.
Marion married John Henry Chorzempa in February 1946, and they resided many years in St. Louis Park, retiring to Lake Havasu City, AZ in 1984.
Marion belonged to various service organizations and local bridge groups, and remained active and very independent her entire life.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, John H. Chorzempa; her parents, Henry and Wendla Ryti; brothers Harold and Lloyd; and sisters Caroline Pudlitzke and Alice Gilmer.
Marion is survived by four children: sons David, Mark (LeighAnne), and John (Jeanne); and daughter Mary (Ron); five grandchildren, Jennifer, Doug, Eric, April and Amy; seven great-grandchildren; and sisters Annamae Martin and Audrey Tack.
A future memorial service will take place at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.