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Marion V. Marchwick -- Blooming Prairie

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BLOOMING PRAIRIE -- The funeral for Marion V. Marchwick will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Owatonna, with the Rev. Peter Klein officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Mrs. Marchwick, 83, of Owatonna, formerly of the Blooming Prairie area, died Tuesday (March 19, 2002) at Cedarview Nursing Home in Owatonna.

Marion V. Trotman was born Oct. 15, 1918, in Aurora Township, Steele County. On June 28, 1938, she married John J. Marchwick at St. Columbanus Catholic Church in Blooming Prairie. Mrs. Marchwick worked at Hormel Foods Corp. in Austin for 37 years and retired in 1975. She and her husband retired to Park Rapids, Minn., and in the mid-1980s, moved to Owatonna. She was a former 4-H leader and enjoyed square dancing, sewing and baking.

Survivors include her husband; four sons, John (Dorothy) of Pequot Lakes, Minn., Gary of Hackensack, Minn., David (Barbara) of Lewiston and Patrick (Brenda) of Owatonna; a daughter, Mary (Gene) Richard of Virginia, Minn.; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two brothers, William (Agnes) Trotman of Blooming Prairie and James (Blanche) Trotman of Bixby, Minn.; and two sisters, Florence Cupkie of Owatonna and Delores Lunning of Mason City, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her twin sister.

Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at Brick-Meger Funeral Home in Owatonna and an hour before the service Saturday at the church. There will be a parish rosary service at 5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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