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Maryon McCalla, 105

Maryon Dagmar Albertina McCalla, age 105, died peacefully Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, in Dassel.

The funeral service will take place Friday, Nov. 17 at 11 a.m. at Evangelical Lutheran Church of Cokato. Interment will be at Howard Lake Cemetery

There was visitation Thursday, Nov. 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Cokato. Visitation will continue Friday at the church, one hour prior to the funeral service.

Memorials are preferred to Cokato Evangelical Lutheran Church, and Ecumen Home Care & Hospice of Litchfield.

Arrangements are with Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Cokato; www.swansonpeterson.com.

Maryon was born Jan. 27, 1912, the third child born to Swedish immigrants Charles and Ellen (Sundquist) Osbeck. She was confirmed at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Cokato in 1925, and graduated from Cokato High School in 1930.

Maryon married Orrin McCalla June 29, 1930, in Montrose, and settled on the family farm in Middleville Township.

In 1948, the couple moved to Howard Lake, and later to Minneapolis, where Maryon worked at Tonka Toys, Donaldson’s, and Rembrandt Enterprises.

After retirement in 1978, the McCallas settled in Dassel.

Shortly after Orrin died in 1992, Maryon moved to Lakeside Apartments, where she lived until her passing.

Maryon was a lover of poetry, an artist, and a writer who created many keepsakes for her large and extended family, including an annual personalized Easter Story using her family as characters in the story.

She will be truly missed and remain in her loved ones’ hearts.

In addition to her husband, Orrin, Maryon was preceded in death by her parents; and siblings Esther, Carl, Edith, Bill, Ann, Donald, Lucille, Russell, and Clifford; and daughter-in-law Ann (Borchardt).

She is survived by her brother, Roger (Violet) Osbeck of Golden Valley; four children: Dolores of New Brighton, Charles (Vonnie) of Livingston, MT, Roger (Sylvia) of Billings, MT, and Howard (Janet) of Mesa, AZ; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren, and 21 great-great-grandchildren.

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