ROCK INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – BRAHAM
Marian Wurm, of Dalbo, passed away on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at the Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids. She was 81 years old.
FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at the St. Kathryn’s Catholic Church in Ogilvie.
VISITATION will be held from 4:00-7:00 pm on Monday, April 17, 2017 at the Rock Ingebrand Funeral Home in Braham and 1 hour prior to the service at the church.
INTERMENT will be in the Dalbo Baptist Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Ogilvie & Mora food shelf and Kick cancer to the curb.
Marian Wurm, of Dalbo, Minnesota, was welcomed into the arms of the Lord on April 11, 2017. She was 81 years old.
Marian Frances, the ﬁrstborn daughter of Frank and Frances Tauber born in Evansville, MN on June 13, 1935. When her father died unexpectedly in 1940, Marian along with her mother and sister moved to Alexandria, MN to live with family, until her mother married Hjalmer Soderholm in 1948. They moved to Millerville, MN where she attended Brandon High School, graduating as salutatorian in 1953.
Always a hard worker, Marian attained a teaching license from St. Cloud State Teachers College, completing the three-year program in two years. Her ﬁrst job was teaching 6th grade in Renville, MN. After two years there, she transferred to Mora, MN. Her teaching friend, Diane Stronestrom recognized that Marian needed to have more fun and arranged a blind date with her cousin, Larry Wendberg. One date led to another date, August 16, 1958, the beginning of a 37-year love affair which only ended with Larry’s death in 1992. The pair settled in Dalbo where Larry’s family ran the creamery and cheese factory. Marian cared for their four daughters and also worked in the ofﬁce of the creamery and then in the family butcher shop, “Pigs ’n’ Tings”. Larry’s failing health caused them to cut back on business, but they were still able to travel and enjoyed many trips to Mexico and Central and South America, often driving an old yellow ambulance ﬁlled with treasures for their friends in the south.
Larry’s death left a large hole in Marian’s life, but she remained active with her expanding family, her church, and community. She expressed herself through plastic canvas needlework, donating and gifting her creations. Her calendar was ﬁlled with activities, but also with the birthday of every relative and friend so she could remember them with a card on their special day.
Her world brightened considerably when John Wurm came into her life. She had found another wonderful man to share her life with and they married on May 15, 2004. They enjoyed having family around for bracing games of Mexican train dominos—Marian was hard to beat at dominos and word games and often seemed invincible. She overcame hardships, heart problems and cancer—a strong and steady force in the life of her family. The love she engendered was very evident as a roomful of people gathered for their last goodbyes. She was a unique woman who was faithful, devoted and honest. May she rest in peace.
She was preceded in death by her parents and stepfather, husband Larry, stepson, Alan Wurm, grandson, Allan Ellingson, sister, Judy Tauber, step-sisters Joy Culver and Aurelia Jansen, niece, Sheila Freske.
She is survived by her loving husband John; daughters, Deanne (Randy) Johnson, Ann (Doug) Peterson, Linda (Eric) Heilman and Beth (Craig) Erickson; stepchildren, Christopher Wurm, Helen Hutchens, Stephanie Wurm, Elizabeth Wurm, and Anne Groe; half-sister Jean (Rod) Doolittle; stepsister Bernadean Rentschler; 15 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.