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Marianne Wurtele

July 6, 1935-Aug. 29, 2007

Former Detroit Lakes area resident Marianne L. Wurtele, 72, of North Mankato, Minn., died Wednesday, August 29, 2007 at Willow Point Assisted Living, North Mankato.

Marianne Leona Logan was born to Marshall and Miranda (Selnes) Logan on July 6, 1935 in Staples, Minn. She graduated from Lake Park High School in 1952. She married Edison Jerdee on Aug. 18, 1956; they were later divorced.

Marianne was a homemaker for her family and was employed with St. Mary's Hospital and Country Health Medical Supplies, both of Detroit Lakes. She enjoyed crafts, quilting, crocheting, cooking, was an avid reader, and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Marianne is survived by seven children, Jacquelyn (John) Kleeberger of Frontenac, Minn., Timothy (Deborah) Jerdee of Rockford, Ill., Todd Jerdee of Detroit Lakes, Jody (James) Bryant of Mankato, Tracy (Kelly) Jerdee of Sioux City, Iowa, Jonathan Jerdee of Hawley and Dana (Heather) Jerdee of Lake Elmo, Minn.; 18 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; one sister, Ruth (Gary) Sherman of Northfield, Minn.; as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Preceding her in death were her parents and a sister, Roberta Lund.

A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, at Bethel Baptist Church, Mankato, with the Rev. Bruce Nelson officiating. Mankato Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.