June 3, 2009
Marianne Margarethe Lee-Dietz
Marianne Lee-Dietz age 87 of Winnebago, formally of Bricelyn died Wednesday June 3, 2009 at the Oaklawn Care Center in Mankato. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 06, 2009, at 11:00 AM, at the 1st United Methodist Church in Winnebago, with Rev. Lora Strum officiating. Burial will be in Bricelyn Lutheran Cemetery, Bricelyn at 2:00 PM on Saturday. Visitation will be on Friday June 5, 2009 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at Spencer-Owen Funeral Home in Winnebago and continuing one hour to services at the church. Web tributes may be left at www.spencerowen.com
Marianne was born on March 24, 1922 in Bricelyn, Minnesota the daughter of Jorgen and Jennie (Holland) Almlie. Marianne was raised and educated in Bricelyn and Amboy, she graduated from Amboy High School in 1940. Marianne then attended the University of Minnesota Mortuary Sceience Department and graduated on June 19, 1942. Marianne married Arne Lee on June 9, 1945 in Amboy, the two then moved to Winnebago in 1947 where Marianne started Lee Funeral Home. In 1960 they moved to Bricelyn where she purchased Lura Funeral Home and started Lee Funeral Home. Marianne retired in 1974, Arne and Marianne then enjoyed spending their winters in Arizona before his passing in 1984. On September 13, 1986 she married her former husband Donald Dietz in Winnebago. Marianne was a choir director at the Bricelyn Lutheran Church and at the Good Life Home in Arizona. She was a Legion Auxiliary Member in Briceylyn, and a Rebecca Lodge Member in Winnebago.
Marianne is survived by her son Jim (Julie) Lee of Las Vegas, Nevada, their children; Krista Brademan and Eric Lee, her daughter Karria Larson of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota her child Keith Larson; her daughter Ann (Marlowe) Hanson of Mankato, Minnesota their children Melissa Mortenson, Mary Hanson and Marshall Hanson, and 8 great grand children, and one sister-in-law Dorothy Gage of Mankato, Minnesota.
Marianne was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 2 brothers, 1 sister and 1 infant grandchild Jeffrey.