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Marie Ganzevoort

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Marie Ganzevoort
Funeral services for Marie Ganzevoort, 86 of Spencer will be held at 10 a.m., today, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009 at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Paul Kaldahl will officiate the service.

Interment will take place at Hospers Cemetery at 2 p.m., Saturday.

Lunch will be served following the funeral service at Grace Methodist Church in Spencer.

Marie passed away Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009 at Avera Holy Family Health in Estherville.

Marie Ganzevoort, the daughter of Dennis and Loella (Atkinson) Mathis, was born on June 7, 1922, in Beech Creek, Kent. She was raised and received her early education by attending country schools in Muhlenberg County. Following high school, Marie went to Hopkins, Kent., where she helped assemble planes during WWII.

On July 8, 1944, Marie married Cyril Ganzevoort in Kentucky. Following their marriage, they farmed in Kentucky for a short time and then the couple moved to Primghar, where they continued to farm. Over the next several years, the couple lived in the communities of Storm Lake, Langdon, Rossie, and Milford before settling in Arnolds Park in 1966. Marie worked at L&E Café and also at the Amusement Park. She also took care of foster children. After her husband's death in 1978, Marie moved to Spencer. Marie continued to baby sit and she also raised her grandchildren: Rachel and Brad. Marie was a member of Faith Pentecostal Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her son, Larry; and her daughter, Vivian Riddle.

Marie is survived by her three sons: Jerry of Cedar Rapids, Dennis and his wife, Doris of Ruthven, and David and his wife, Kelly of Liberty, Tenn.; her three daughters: Mona Fagen and her husband, Rocky of Webb, Bev McGuire and her husband, Dale of Spencer, and Pat Donner and her husband, Lawrence of Portland, Tenn.; 22 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Bob Mathis of Nashville, Tenn.

In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in her name.

Warner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.