Marian L. Magee, age 89, of Aitkin, Minnesota, formerly of Hutchinson and Ortonville, Minnesota, passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2020, at her home in Aitkin.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, September 17, 2021, at 1:00 P.M at St. Anastasia Catholic Church in Hutchinson, Minnesota with interment in the church cemetery.
Recital of the Rosary will begin at 11:30 A.M. followed by Gathering of Family and Friends until the time of the Mass.
Marian Louise Magee was born on March 6, 1931, in Wadena, Minnesota. She was the oldest daughter of Clifford and Eva (Myott) Halbmaier. Marian was baptized as an infant, and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth. She received her education in Wadena and was a graduate of the Wadena High School Class of 1949. Marian continued her education at St. Gabriel’s School of Nursing in Little Falls, Minnesota.
In August of 1950, Marian met John “Tom” Magee in Little Falls, Minnesota. On September 6, 1951, Marian was united in marriage to Tom at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Wadena. They were blessed with six children, Thomas, Mary, Theresa, Kathleen, Michael, and Michelle. Marian and Tom made their home in Ortonville, Minnesota, until 2001, when they moved to Hutchison, Minnesota. In 2017, Marian and Tom moved to rural Aitkin, Minnesota, on Clear Lake. They shared 67 years of marriage until Tom passed away on December 14, 2018.
Marian was a loving homemaker to her husband and children. In 1962, Marian started working alongside Tom managing Koroll’s Shoe Store in Ortonville. Marian and Tom purchased Koroll’s Shoe Store in 1972. The two of them owned and operated the store until retiring in 1991.
Marian was an active member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Ortonville where she sang and directed the church choir, started a funeral choir, taught CCD classes and was active in the Council of Catholic Women. She was a member of the Ortonville Mrs. Jaycees and the Civic and Commerce Association. She was an active member of St. Anastasia Catholic Church in Hutchinson, and also a member of St. James Catholic Church in Aitkin.
Marian enjoyed traveling, fishing, and gardening. She also enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles and watching the Minnesota Vikings football team. She especially cherished the time she spent with her family, grandchildren, and friends.
Marian passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2020, at her home in Aitkin, at the age of 89 years, 1 month, and 27 days.
Blessed be her memory.
Marian is survived by her:
Children, Thomas E. Magee and his wife, Kathleen, of Sioux Falls, SD,
Mary K. Oehler and her husband, Roger, of Whittier, NC,
Theresa A. Magee and her fiancé, Roger, of Aitkin, MN,
Kathleen M. Bethke and her special friend, Mike, of Big Stone City, SD,
Michael J. Magee and his wife, Rebecca, of Burnsville, MN;
12 Great Grandchildren;
Siblings, Jeanne Arzdorf and her husband, Jerome, of Blaine, MN,
Donald Halbmaier and his wife, Marion, of Irving, TX,
Richard Halbmaier and his wife, Kay, of Cambridge, MN,
Lois Smith and her husband, Thomas, of St. Cloud, MN,
Michael Halbmaier and his wife, Claudia, of Northfield, MN;
Sister-in-law, Anita Halbmaier of New Prague, MN;
Many other relatives and friends.
Marian is preceded in death by her Parents, Clifford and Eva Halbmaier; Husband, Tom Magee; Daughter, Michelle Magee; Brother, Robert Halbmaier; and 3 Grandchildren.