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Marie Schleuger

Marie Schleuger

Marie Arlene (Alborn) Schleuger, 94 years of age, passed away Saturday, December 14, 2013 at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center in Bemidji, MN.

She was born November 28, 1919 in Perry (Dallas County) Iowa to Lloyd and Hazel (Kever) Alborn. In 1938 she was married to her husband of 58 years, Conrad David Schleuger and they farmed in the Garner, Iowa area until moving to Bemidji in 1954 to be closer to hunting and fishing activities they enjoyed. Over the years, Marie has enjoyed gardening, fishing, hunting, crafts including wood carving and painting, snowmobiling, visiting with many good friends and family. She had spent winters in LaFeria Texas for over 40 years, and had many good friends there as well as in the Bemidji area.

Marie is survived by her brother Melvin (Lorraine) Alborn of Anchorage, Alaska, her children Joyce Constenius of Bemidji, James Schleuger of Duluth and Jan (Eric) Blomberg of California, grandchildren James (Donna) Schleuger, Theresa (Rod) Hietala, Kelly (Laura) Constenius, Susan (Gerry) McGill, and Robert and Richard Sword, seven great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her brother Frank Alborn, sister-in-law Marcella (Sally) Alborn, and daughter-in-law Sandra (Williams) Schleuger.

A memorial celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are being made through Olson Schwartz Funeral Home.

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