Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007, at St Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake.
Friends may call from 3:30-8 p.m. today at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake, with the family present from 6-8 p.m.
A Legion of Mary Rosary will be recited at 3:30 p.m. and a Vigil service will be held at 7 p.m., both at the funeral home during visitation hours.
Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Remsen.
Marie Elizabeth Raymond was born July 10, 1909, in Fort Dodge, the daughter of Karl and Betty (Trullason) Raymond. On May 30, 1930, Marie was married to Elmer Miller in Cherokee. The couple was blessed with three children: Bonnie, Elmer "Sonny" and Darlene. Marie and Elmer farmed in the Quimby, Alta and Schaller, Iowa areas before they bought a farm in Jackson, Minn. They moved to Spencer, in 1959, where they owned and operated a motel for many years. They remained in Spencer during their retirement years. Elmer died on Jan. 28, 1992. Marie lived at Buena Vista Manor in Storm Lake since 2000.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Elmer; grandson, Ricki Eckerman; son-in-law, Romane Eckerman; brothers: Harold Raymond and Harry Raymond; and sisters: Viola Raymond, Edith Linneman, Marge Farquhar and Eldora Barry.
Marie is survived by her daughter, Bonnie Eckerman of Storm Lake; her son, Elmer "Sonny" Miller and wife, Vivian of Prescott, Ariz.; her daughter, Darlene Saathoffand husband, Donald of Baxter, Minn.; 12 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchidren; one sister, May Barry of Sutherland; sister-in-law, Alvira Tentinger of Remsen; and brother-in-law Don Barry of Spencer.
A memorial fund in Marie's honor has been established.
The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements.
Those who wish to send online condolences to the family may do so via the funeral home website: www.fratzkejensen.co