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Marian Haugrud

May 13, 1929 — November 7, 2020

Marian Marie (Snakenberg) Haugrud , age 91, of Pelican Rapids, MN, passed away on Saturday, November 7, 2020, at Riverfront on Main. She was under the care of their staff and Hospice of the Red River Valley. Marian was born May 13, 1929, in Stowe Prairie Township of Todd County, MN to Earl and Emma (Koehn) Snakenberg. She was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hewitt, MN. She attended country school and graduated from Hewitt High School in 1947. She earned her teaching certificate from Staples Teachers’ Training. She attended summer classes at Bemidji State College and St Cloud State College to get her Associate in Education degree. She taught at various parochial and country schools. Marian met her husband Milo at a Rural Youth gathering. They were wed on June 3, 1955. To this union five daughters were born: Lynn, Wendy, Beverly, Dawn, and Lisa. She worked as a postal clerk in Pelican Rapids for 23 years, retiring in 1989 at the age of 60. Milo passed away on October 25, 1990. Besides helping on the farm and raising her family, Marian also was very active in Grove Lake Lutheran Church including circle, WELCA, and teaching Sunday School. Other organizations in which she was involved included Farmer’s Club, 4-H Club, and Homemaker’s Club. Her hobbies included sewing, crocheting, and playing piano. She was a wonderful baker. After losing her sight, she enjoyed listening to books on tape. She will be remembered as a kind and thoughtful woman with a strong faith and a good sense of humor. Her children and grandchildren brought her great joy. Marian is survived by her daughters Lynn (Dirk) Ward of Niceville, FL, Wendy Haugrud of Audubon, MN, Beverly (Mark) Norman of Nampa, ID, Dawn (Bill) Midbrod of Two Harbors, MN, and Lisa (Jade) Petznick of Pelican Rapids, MN; 10 grandchildren: DJ (Candice) Ward and their sons Luke, Nathan, and Zachary; Jarod (Erika) Ward and their daughter Adeline; Emily Haugrud; Brian (Kelsey) Norman and their son Joshua, Alicia Norman; Andrea (Scott) Radke and their daughters Elizabeth, Isabel, and Olivia; James Vigen and his children Caleb Douglas, Samara Krause, and Arianna Vigen; Matt (Amber) Petznick and their children Presley and Parker; Logan Petznick; and Brady Petznick. She is also survived by her sister Erma Greenwaldt, sister-in-law Clarice Haugrud, and brother-in-law Obert Aaberg; and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Milo, siblings Jo Muckala, Bernita Jasmer, and Forrest Snakenberg, as well as 17 brothers- and sisters-in-law. Memorials preferred to Grove Lake Lutheran Church, MN Services for the Blind, or Hospice of the Red River Valley. Visitation: Tuesday, November 10, 2020, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Larson Funeral Home, Pelican Rapids, MN. Facemasks are required. Celebration of Life: 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 11, 2020, at Grove Lake Lutheran Church, Pelican Rapids, Minnesota with Rev. Clay Ellingson officiating. Attendees can also listen from parking lot by tuning into 87.9 FM. There will be a live stream of Marian’s Celebration of Life Service, go to Marian’s obituary page on our website, and scroll down to the bottom and the service will begin at 11:00 a.m. The funeral service will also be uploaded at a later time to our website if you are unable to attend the live stream. Interment: Grove Lake Cemetery, Pelican Rapids, Minnesota Please keep Marian's Family in your thoughts and prayers. Marian's Memorial Folder
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