Obits – Marie B. Valenciano

Marie B. Valenciano
Marie B. Valenciano

Marie B. Valenciano, age 92, previously of St. Bonifacius, passed away Sunday, April 7, 2013 at her Westview Acres residence in Waconia.
Mass of the Resurrection will be held on Monday, April 15, 2013 at 11 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church in St. Bonifacius with Father Martin Shallbetter as the Celebrant of the Mass; visitation from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the Mass at the church. Interment will immediately follow in the St. Bonifacius Cemetery.
Marie was born in the house owned by her mother and father, Antonia and Eugen Dittrich on Wildwood Ave. in St Bonifacius, Minn., Jan. 24, 1921.
Marie married Artemio Valenciano, of the Philippines, in 1942 in Minneapolis, Minn. They made their home on Wildwood Avenue in St. Bonifacius for over 40 years.
Marie worked as a homemaker raising a family of three blessed children; Renard, Bonnie, and Linda.  She enjoyed sewing and was especially gifted in crocheting. Many family and friends were fortunate recipients of these delicate works of art. She was a big fan of her Minnesota sports teams, the Twins and Vikings, who she dearly loved.
She was a long standing member of the Daughters of Isabella. Later in life she resided at Westview Acres where she volunteered in a variety of activities. She served as an officer for the residents, she was a member of the Angels welcoming group, volunteered twice a week to fold napkins for the skilled nursing home, was a Bingo caller for many years and prepared the altar for weekly Masses.
Marie will be remembered by family and friends alike for her faith in God, for her love of family, and for her generous sense of service to others, and her strength to accept each day as a gift from God.
Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Artemio, and sons Andre and Renard.
Marie is survived by her loving family; daughter Bonifacia and son-in-law, Robert Sheldon, daughter, Linda and son-in-law Francis Wiesner, daughter-in-law, Vicki Valenciano; grandchildren and spouse, Danielle and Don Tardino, Stephanie Sheldon, Eric Sheldon, Rachel Wiesner and Brett Wiesner; great-grandchildren, James McClurg, Dominic, Dante, Dia and Davie Tardino, Jack Sheldon; sister, Dolores  and brother-in-law, John Krebsbach; brothers, Herman and Donnie Dittrich; and many nieces and nephews other relatives and friends
Arrangements by Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia;