Marjorie Helen Biske, age 91, of Monticello, MN, formerly of Winsted, passed away Monday, Jan. 4, 2021.
She was born in Monticello, to Richard David and Gladys Belle Nelson, Aug. 1, 1929. Marge grew up in Monticello, and graduated in 1948 from Monticello High School.
Marge married Donald Lloyd Biske in Monticello, Dec. 28, 1949. Together, they had three children, Larry, Donald Jr. (Chip), and Dawn.
Marge and Don moved when Don’s job took him to other areas. They spent several years in Winsted, where they made many lasting friendships.
Marge enjoyed bowling, reading books, bird watching (especially cardinals and hummingbirds), playing crazy 8’s, and taking walks to enjoy the sunshine and plants. She also enjoyed her time working out, to keep fit and young.
Marge always looked forward to trips to Florida to see her sister, Jean. Marge and Jean loved to sit and giggle together!
Later, she loved to travel to California with her daughter, Dawn, and son-in-law, Colin. While there, she was able to visit with her nephew and his family.
After selling their house in Winsted, MN, they moved to their home on Locke Lake. Marge loved to entertain and sit in the sun on the deck.
Marge loved watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren swim in the lake. Her baking was famous to her children and their friends. Everyone loved her kindness and good humor.
After Don passed away Feb. 23, 2013, she sold the lake home and moved to Mississippi Shores, where she enjoyed the activities and exercise classes. The walking path was always a joy for her to walk along the river.
Marge was preceded in death by parents, Richard and Gladys Nelson; husband, Don; son, Michael; sister, Jean and her husband, Richard Armellio; father and mother-in-law, Lloyd and Julie Biske; brother and sister-in-law, Lyle and Shirley Biske; and other relatives, and friends.
Marge is survived by her children, Larry (Joey), Chip, Dawn (Colin) Kiefer; grandchildren, Richard (Emily) Biske, and Elizabeth Helmbrecht; great-grandchildren, Henry and Joshua Helmbrecht, and Finn and June Biske; nieces, nephews, and friends.
A service for Marge took place Wednesday, Jan. 6 at 2 p.m. at the Peterson-Grimsmo Funeral Chapel, 250 E. Broadway in Monticello. Pastor Carrie Binnie from the Community United Methodist Church of Monticello officiated, with interment following at Riverside Cemetery.
Arrangements were by Peterson-Grimsmo Chapel, 763-295-2918, www.peterson-grimsmochapel.com.