Emi Mariea Totzauer
Emi M. Totzauer, 37, of Bemidji died at 6:45 am, Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at the Sanford Bemidji Medical Center.
A Visitation will be held at 5-8:00 pm, Tuesday, December 11, 2012, at the Cease Family Funeral Home of Bemidji. A funeral will be held at 1:00 pm, Friday, February 15, 2013, at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Bemidji, with a visitation one hour before the service. Interment will be at the Ben Israel Cemetery in Guthrie, MN, under the direction of the Cease Family Funeral Home of Bemidji. A benefit will be held 1-5:00pm, on Sunday, February 17, 2012, at the Bemidji Eagles Club to help offset medical costs. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to Emi Totzauer Benefit Acct., at First National Bank of Bemidji, Affinity Plus, and Security Bank USA.
She was born on December 1, 1975, in San Francisco, CA, the daughter of Dempsey and Mitusko (Shinzato) Barco. She was raised in the San Francisco area, and attended school in Kelseyville, CA. She married Dwayne Lee Totzauer on May 21, 1991, in Marietta, GA. She and her husband moved around the US and Canada before settling in Bemidji in 1991. Together they opened Country Greenhouse south of Bemidji, she was the heart and soul of the greenhouse. She attended Mount Zion Church, Country Faith Church, Destiny Fellowship, and Calvary Chapel. She enjoyed getting pampered at the salon, shopping, baking, gatherings with extended family and friends. She loved celebrating special holidays, birthdays, and occasions. Emi was a beloved mother, wife, daughter, sister, and friend. Her perseverance and courage during this hard fought battle will always be remembered. She touched so many people without knowing it, and in return was surrounded with abundant love, hope, and peace. She desired so greatly for healing and a second chance so she could be here for her family and watch her children grow up. Now she will be watching from above. Her faith and strength during her struggle was immense. Her legacy will be cherished and forever in our hearts. She is dearly missed. We are thankful for the time we were given with her but it was far too short. We love you so much Emi. Be at rest and at peace.
She is survived by her: husband Dwayne Totzauer of Bemidji, Daughters,Jessica Renee, Julia Christina, Jenna Marie,and Jasmine May, all of Bemidji,mother,Mitsuko (Obachan) Barco of Kelseyville, CA,Mother and Father-in-law, Michael and Beverly Totzauer of Whitefish, MT,
Brothers and Sisters In-law, Debra (Mark) Mills of Lakeporte, CA, David Totzauer of Ferndale, WA, Lori Totzauer Smith of Mesa, AZ, Steven (Melissa) Totzauer of Whitefish, MT, Frankie (Carl) Groeth of San Jose, CA, Spiritual Sister, Christina (Keith) Pennel of Bemidji, MN, Spiritual Mother, Inger Katz of Laporte, MN,Greenhouse Grandmother, Olive Preston of Bemidji, MN, Adopted Children, Lisa Larson-Gartner of Hugo, MN, Javi Gomez of Michoacan, Mexico
She was preceded in death by her Grandmother Mariea O Terry, Father Dempsey Barco, and Spiritual Father Arthur Katz.
Active Casketbearers will be: Jesse Sporre, Cody Theisen, Scott Graham, Mark Mills, Derek Murphy, and Jordan Mills.
Honorary Casketbearers will be: Her four daughters Jessica, Julia, Jenna, Jasmine, special friends Larry and Shannon Kampa, Brooke and Clay Merrill, Jackie Murphy, Brenda Millar, Steve and Candy Thompson, Scott and Amy Graham, Michelle Sheets, Jen Thorsen, and Kathy Selisker.
Messages of condolence may be left at ceasefuneralhome.com.