Mariana Wetherell

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Funeral services for Mariana Wetherell, 79, of Peterson, will be held at 11 a.m., today, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007, at First Congregational Church of Peterson. Rev. Charles Hall will officiate the service.

Interment will take place at Oakland Cemetery of Peterson.

Mariana passed away Sunday, Oct. 28, 2007, at Spencer Hospital.

Mariana Wetherell, the daughter of William and Della (Kruse) Dubois, was born April 21, 1928, in Everly. At the age of one, she moved with her parents to the family farm north of Peterson. This farm was known as the Kruse Leghorn Farm, which consisted of a hatchery and many laying hens.  Mariana graduated from Peterson High School in 1946 where she was active in sports.

On Dec. 29, 1946, she married Robert Leon Wetherell at her parents home. In 1952, Robert was drafted into the U.S. Army where he served for two years. The last year he was in the Army he was stationed in Germany where Mariana joined him.

In 1954, they resumed farming until 1970 when they purchased the Wetherell Sand and Gravel business from Robert's parents. In 1976, they purchased the Peterson Ready Mix from the U.B.C. Lumber Company.  Mariana was a member of the First Congregational Church and Women's Fellowship and the Little Sioux Golf & Country Club.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Rob on July 29, 2007; and two brothers: Billy and Roger.

Mariana is survived by her children: Laurie Rohde and her husband, Tom of Springfield, Mo., Doug Wetherell and his wife, Debra of Linn Grove, and Ann Geisinger and her husband, Eric of Peterson; seven grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Sherry Dubois.

Warner Funeral Home of Peterson is in charge of arrangements.