Marie Adkins, 80, Albert Lea

Published 9:00am Sunday, June 16, 2013

The funeral service for Marie I. Adkins will be at 10:30 a.m.  Tuesday at Bonnerup Funeral Service in Albert Lea. The Rev. Clayton Balsley will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery.

Marie Adkins died on Thursday, June 13, 2013, at her home. She was 80 years old.

Marie was born in Mansfield Township on March 19, 1933, to Russell and Emma (Hauskins) Haukoos. She attended country school, and on Oct. 28, 1950, she was united in marriage to Floyd Adkins. Together they traveled across the country while Floyd was in the service, then settled down in Albert Lea in the late 1950s.

Marie was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and worked at the Albert Lea Tribune for 34 years. She enjoyed coffee with friends, gardening, feeding the birds and being outside.

She is survived by her children, Treasa (James) Love of Albert Lea, Darrell (Paula) Adkins of Shoreview and Russell (Karen) Adkins of Northwood; grandchildren, Norena (Travis) Brekke of Clarks Grove, Michelle (Kevin) Tufte of Albert Lea, Aaron (Holly) Adkins of Hastings, Heather Adkins of Northwood and Alex Adkins of Northwood; great-grandchildren Charley and Pacey Brekke and Brooke and Tenley Tufte; brother, Glenn (Elinor) Doty of Albert Lea; sisters-in-law, Ethel Doty, Grace Haukoos and Marilyn Haukoos; nieces and nephews; and other loving relatives and friends.

Marie is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Floyd; sisters, Dorothy and Ruth; and brothers, Jim, Bob and Kenny.

Marie was a wonderful and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She will be loved and greatly missed.