Marian L. Chock, age 85, of Buffalo, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013.
She was born Feb. 10, 1928, to Walter and Roberta (Hale) Pastoret.
Marian married Raymond A. Chock Sept. 24, 1949, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Minneapolis.
In 1956, they made their home on Copeland Road in Independence, where they farmed and raised their four children.
Marian was the first woman school bus driver for the Delano Schools, and later served as postmaster at the Hamel and Maple Plain post offices. She served as a past president of the Northwest Chamber of Commerce.
Marian enjoyed spending time with her family, and at their home on Turtle River Lake near Bemidji.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Raymond; grandsons Daniel and Darren; and sister June Parta.
Marian is survived by her sons, Greg (Judy), Mike (Ruth), and Jeff (Julie); daughter Mary Beth; brother Ralph Pastoret; 14 grandchildren, Chris, Susie, Brad, Ken, Miranda, Dusty, Michael, Jon, Scott, Carolyn, Dylan, Ryan, Tom and Sam; and 12 great-grandchildren, Matt, Nick, Cailin, Anna, Brendon, Logan, Ellie, Danny, Brady, Delilah, Doree, and Rosalynn.
Mass of Christian Burial took place Saturday, Jan. 4 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Delano, with visitation one hour prior to the Mass at Martha’s Hall of St. Peter’s Catholic Church. Interment was in Resurrection Cemetery in Mendota Heights.
Serving as casket bearers were Scott Anderson, Brad, Ken, Michael, Jon, Dylan, and Ryan Chock.
Arrangements were by the Iten’s Funeral Home of Delano.