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Marian Siekas

Marian Siekas

Nov. 29, 1920-April 9, 2013

Marian I Siekas, 92, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, April 13 at First Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes, with Reverend David Peterson officiating. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 12, at David-Donehower Funeral Home, with a Service of Remembrance to follow at 7 p.m.

The visitation will continue one hour prior to services Saturday at the church.

Marian Ione Siekas was born Don and Hazel (Postle) Eggleston on November 29, 1920 in Leigh, Nebr. She lived in Nebraska until moving to Chassell, Mich., in 1937.

Marian was united in marriage to Norman Siekas July 1, 1942 in Detroit, Mich. She lived with her parents in Detroit while Norm served with the U.S. Army. In 1950, they moved to Detroit Lakes. In the 1960s, Marian worked for the Census Bureau and, later for the Medicine Shop. Norm died in 2008

Marian enjoyed playing cards, especially bridge, golf, being involved with Beta Sigma Phi, bowling with the Englund Furniture bowling team, picnics in the backyard, collecting recipe books and trying new recipes.

Survivors include two sons, Michael (LuAnn) of Crookston and David (Sharon) of Brainerd; a daughter, Gayle (Michael) Damlo of Detroit Lakes; 13 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; a brother, Verle (Marge) Eggleston of Santa Anna, Calif.; sisters-in-law, Grace Eggleston of Orange, Calif., Darlene Siekas of Houghton, Mich., and Leila (Bob) Malmstrom of Lavonia, Mich.

In addition to her husband, Norm, she was preceded in death by a son, Dennis; three sisters, Donna, Jan and Linda; and a brother, Donald "Bud" Eggleston.

David-Donehower Funeral Home is serving the family.

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