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Obituaries from the week of July 24, 2002

Marjorie Fuhrmann, 80

Services for Marjorie Marie Fuhrmann, 80, of Marshall were held on Tuesday, July 23, 2002 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery.

She died Saturday, July 20, 2002, at Weiner Memorial Nursing Home.

Marjorie was born Sept. 19, 1921, to George and Elizabeth (Theobald) Garrow in Marshall. She married Harold Fuhrmann on April 23, 1941, in Marshall. She worked at Johnson Paint Store for many years. She was a member of both the Catholic Daughters of America and the Council of Catholic Women. She was also devoted to volunteer work, spending numerous hours working at Prairie Home Hospice, the WMMC thrift shop and the Senior Center. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, listening to music, playing cards and attending events at the senior center. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to many. She will be remembered for her wit, radiant smile, sweet disposition and positive outlook.

Marjorie is survived by four children, Myrna (Chuck) Bladholm of Marshall, Jim (Jan) Fuhrmann of Marshall, Bruce (Eileen) Fuhrmann of Marshall and Don (Jan) Fuhrmann of Marshall; one sister, Marie (Bob) Pearcy of Marshall; two sisters-in-law, Bernice Fuhrmann and Eleanor Garrow, both of Marshall; brother-in-law, Jay Bosacker of Tracy; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold; her grandson, Jon Fuhrmann; her brother, Vincent Garrow and her sister, Bernice Bosacker.

Contributions can be made in Majorie's memory to either the Prairie Home Hospice or the Weiner Memorial Nursing Home.

Harold C. Giese, 92

Funeral services were held on Friday, July 19, 2002 for Harold C. Giese at Tracy Lutheran Church. Reverend Stephen Olson and Reverend Gary Gabel officiated. Soloist was Laura Beth Davis with Richard Stelter as organist.

Casket bearers were Steven Davis, Shawn Giese, Trevor Dunn, Nathan Giese, Joshua Davis, Paul Giese, Paul Davis and Bryan Dunn.

Honorary casket bearers were Elverne Ziemke, Darrel Larsen, Edward Hansen, Ray Maeyaert, Pete Sammons and Merle Hemilton.

Harold Carl Giese was born September 27, 1909 on the family farm to Charles and Ida (Voss) Giese in Holly Township, Murray County. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith and attended country school in District #15. As a young man he worked on the family farm.

On June 5, 1938 he married Elda Jensen on her parents farm. They made their home on what had been his parent's place and they farmed there until October of 1964, when he retired and they moved into Tracy. He and his wife lived in their home for 36 years when his health forced him to enter Tracy Nursing Home in October of 2000.

He was past Treasurer of the German Lutheran Church in Tracy, loved to play pool and cards with his many friends at the Senior Center and was known for his many small craft items he produced in his shop. Harold was a member of Tracy Lutheran Church.

On Monday, July 15, 2002 Harold died at the Tracy Nursing Home at the age of 92.

Harold is survived by his wife, Elda; three sons, Wayne (Dorie) of Canby, MN, Dennis (Jo) of Yankton, SD and Michael of Tracy, MN; one son-in-law, Jerry Jones of Minnetonka, MN; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; one sister, Ruth Giese of Marshall, MN; and one niece, Beverly Eisenholer of New York Mills, MN.

His parents, daughter Muriel, two brothers, Amil and Ernest preceded him in death.

Interment was in the Tracy City Cemetery with the Almlie Funeral Home handling arrangements.

Mara Struck

Private family services were held for Mara Elizabeth Struck, infant daughter of Mark and Jenni (Dold) Struck of Sioux Falls, SD.

Mara was born on June 16, 2002 in Sioux Falls, SD and passed away on July 18, 2002.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by a brother, Issac; grandparents, Romane and Patti Dold of Currie, MN, Linda and Dan Thelen of Huron, SD an Gene Struck of Montrose; great-grandparents, Don and Dorothy Erickson of Montrose and Marcella Struck of Humboldt; several aunts, uncles and cousins.