Marie Dempewolf, 1940-2018

Published 1:00 am Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Marie Ann Dempewolf, 77, of Spring Valley died Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, at Spring Valley Care Center.

Marie was born Feb. 28, 1940, to Otto and Bernice (Cipra) Ziebell in London Township, Freeborn County. She attended and graduated from Austin High School.

Marie Dempewolf

Marie met her husband, Virgil, at Terp Ballroom in Austin. They married on June 6, 1959, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Myrtle. They farmed near Cresco, Iowa, until 1964, when they bought a farm and raised their family near Spring Valley.

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Marie loved quilting and was a member of area quilting clubs. She made many beautiful quilts for family and friends. She volunteered her sewing skills for Bundles of Love. She also enjoyed gardening, canning and cake decorating.

She was an active long-time member of Faith United Methodist Church and was active in United Methodist Women committees and church circle. She was very supportive of her children’s many activities and endeavors.

She is survived by her husband, Virgil; four daughters, Dawn May (Matthew Murtha) of Hampton, New Hampshire, Denise Dempewolf of Rochester, Donna Dempewolf of Denver and Darcy Buschmann (Doug) of Grand Meadow; son, Royal (Lynne) Dempewolf, of rural Spring Valley; eight grandchildren, Stephanie (Eyal Ezra), Elizabeth, Grant, Reid, Crystal, Mitch, Tyler and Tanner; two great-grandchildren, Amy and Levi; sisters Rosie Churchill, Irene Paape, Frances (Keith) Olson and Ginger Knight; brothers George Ziebell, Laverne (Bev) Ziebell and David (Patsy) Ziebell; sisters-in-law Lois Ziebell and Karen Ziebell; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents Otto and Bernice; grandson, Samuel May; brothers Lawrence Ziebell and Fred Ziebell; brothers-in-law Ron Knight, Burton Churchill and Dean Paape; and sister-in-law, Elaine Ziebell.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Faith United Methodist Church in Spring Valley. The Rev. David Lieder will officiate.

Burial of her ashes will be in Etna Cemetery at a later date.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. today at Hindt Funeral Home in Spring Valley and at the church an hour before the service.

Condolences may be left at Memorials are preferred to Etna Cemetery or Faith United Methodist Church.