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Marion M. Kloss, 82

Marion Marie Kloss, age 82, of Maple Lake, died of a massive stroke Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011.

She was born at her home in Chatham Township Aug. 9, 1928, the daughter of Elmer and Bertha (Hoppe) Borgstrom.

Marion graduated from Maple Lake High School in 1946.

She married Donald Kloss June 26, 1949, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Middleville Township.

A lifelong resident of Maple Lake, Marion always loved her town. She participated in school events, St. Patrick’s Day parades, and enjoyed keeping up with the local news.

She, her husband Don, and their three boys cherished their time on Sugar Lake in the summer months.

Marion was an excellent cook and marvelous entertainer. Friends were always an important part of her life, and she kept them near and dear to her heart. She will be remembered for her quick wit, mischievous smile, fun attitude, and caring personality.

Marion was always passionate about her beliefs, and was never afraid to take a stand. She showed great courage the last few years while struggling with health issues, always keeping a positive attitude.

Marion is survived by her husband, Don; sons Douglas (Jane) of Isle, Dave (Pat Staples) of Moorhead, and Jim (Jennifer) of Boise, ID; five grandchildren, Eric, Lindsay, Todd and Rachel Kloss, and Anna Alexander; and three great-grandchildren, Carson, Nolan, and Taylor Kloss.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Bertha; a brother, Chester Borgstrom; and a sister, Hazel Wessling.

Memorial services took place Thursday, Feb. 10 at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Annandale with the Rev. Thomas Queck officiating. Interment was in Corinna Cemetery.

Friends called one hour prior to the service at the church.

The urnbearers were Eric, Lindsay, Todd and Rachel Kloss, and Anna Alexander.

Memorials are preferred to Zion Lutheran Church.

Arrangements were entrusted to Dingmann Funeral Care, Maple Lake. Obituary, guestbook, video tribute and funeral webcast online at dingmannfuneral.com.