Marion J. Liestman, 86 Funeral

Marion J. Liestman, 86 Funeral

Marion J. Liestman, 86
Funeral Services were 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at Grace United Methodist Church in Paynesville for Marion J. Liestman, age 86 of Paynesville, who passed away on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, at the Valley Vue Care Center in Armstrong, Iowa. Reverend Ric Koehn officiated. Burial took place at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls. Arrangements were made by the Daniel-Anderson Funeral Home, Paynesville.
Marion was born Oct. 4, 1926, in Crow Wing Township, Stearns County, Minn., to Peter and Mathilda (Kolland) Johnson. Marion married Dale E. Liestman on April 16, 1946, in Belgrade. In 1952 they moved to Watertown where she was employed by the Watertown Public School as a cook for 32 years; the last 11 years as the head cook. She also worked at Harms Pharmacy and Hirsch Pharmacy in Watertown. In 1998, they moved back to Paynesville. Marion spent many hours quilting at the Senior Center to raise money for the R.O.S.E. Center by stitching quilts. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting and embroidery.
In March 2013, due to health issues, she moved to Armstrong, Iowa, to be near her daughter. While there, she was able to spend time with her two great grandchildren.
Marion is survived by her daughter, Brenda (Chuck) Colegrove of Armstrong, Iowa; granddaughter, Tara (Brian) Jungclaus of Glencoe; grandson, Jared (Lindsey) Colegrove of Estherville, Iowa; two great grandchildren, Macy and Greyson Colegrove; sisters, Pearl Elfrink of Belgrade, Opal Johnson of New London, Doris Barksdale and triplet sister, Mildred Crowe both of Michigan.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dale, sister, Ruby Olson; brother, Parnel Johnson; and triplet infant sister, Martha.

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