Marceline Fure, 85, Albert Lea

Published 9:57 am Thursday, August 4, 2011

The funeral service for Marceline M. Fure, of Albert Lea, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Salem Lutheran Church. The Rev. Mark Niethammer will officiate. Interment will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, rural Kiester. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Bonnerup Funeral Service, and one hour before the service at the church.


Marceline died on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011, at Good Samaritan Society in Albert Lea. She was 85.

Born on Sept. 23, 1925, in rural Wells, the daughter of Otto and Ida (Boeck) Wille, Marceline graduated from Wells High School, lived with her cousin in Portland, Ore., for a year, and then worked in Minneapolis for a short time.

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On April 12, 1950, she married Jenning Fure in Wells. They farmed and made their home in rural Kiester for many years. While in Kiester, she had been an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Since moving to Albert Lea 28 years ago, she was a faithful member of Salem Lutheran Church, where she enjoyed the “Sew and Tell” quilting group and participating in Bible study.

Marceline enjoyed tending her garden which included beautiful flowers and a plentiful harvest of vegetables. Her dill pickles were undoubtedly “the best.”

She had many interests which included all kinds of music, dancing, playing cards, traveling and watching baseball, especially the Minnesota Twins.

Marceline in survived by four children: Del (Carolyn) Fure of Decorah, Iowa, Madonna Brue of Rochester, Bruce (Lois) Fure of Rochester, Diane (John) Bazey of Rochester; grandchildren: JoAnna Fure of Minneapolis, Linnea (Mike) Starkey of North Liberty, Iowa, Andrea (Piyush) Patel of Marion, Iowa, Michael (Kym) Brue of Belgium, Wis., Michelle (Mark) Diekrager of Dexter, Jeff Brue of San Francisco, Calif., Jason (Sabra) Brue of Boise, Idaho, and Jennifer Brue of Mound; great-grandchildren: Caleb Starkey, Lauren Patel, Kristopher Brue, Michaela and Chase Diekrager, Cylas and Wyatt Brue; one great-great-granddaughter, Emily Brue; nephew, Jerry Ewert; and many nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jenning; sister and brother-in-law, Adeline and Mike Ewert; a son in infancy; and son-in-law, Keith Brue.

Blessed be her memory.