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Marian Kafer

Marian Kafer

Aug. 4, 1923-Oct. 12, 2013

Marian (Jarrett-Morton) Kafer, 90 of Isanti, Minn., died Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Solbakken Assisted Living.

Marian Mabel Kafer was born to William (Bill) and Florence (Morton) Jarrett on August 4, 1923 in Minneapolis. She was raised in Detroit Lakes and graduated from Detroit Lakes High School.

On July 21, 1944 she married Virgil Kafer. After a short time they moved to the Minneapolis area. They owned and operated "Kafer Krafts" for 25 years. In 1978 they moved to Isanti. In 2010, Marian moved to Solbakken Assisted Living in rural Isanti.

Marian loved ballroom dancing, sewing, crocheting, gardening, being outdoors and doing the yard work and caring for her flowers.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil; son, Russell; sister, Joyce Gray; and brother, Kenneth Jarrett.

Surviving Marian are three sons, Dan (Cindy) of Redding, Calif., Gary (Crissy) of Cohutta, Ga., and Curtis (Jenni) of Isanti; daughter, Melanie (Daniel) Anderson of Cambridge; grandchildren, Daneal, Cory, Stacy, Natalie, Justin, Travis, Brent, Carlie, Kenny, Anna and Kalem; great grandchildren, Emily, Madison, Marina, Megan, Michael, Logan, Peyton, Kaidyn, Rhyker, Alexis, Tanner, Brennan, Mikayla and Savannah, plus one on the way.

The funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, with visitation beginning at 4 p.m., at the Strike Funeral Home-Isanti Chapel.

The pallbearers will be Kalem Anderson, Brent, Cory, Justin and Travis Kafer and Steve Lind. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Detroit Lakes.