SARTELL — Marie L. St Marie, age 93, of Sartell, died on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at Country Manor Health Care Campus surrounded by her loving family. Family memorial services will be at a later date.
Marie was born on January 8, 1919 in Brainerd to Edward W. and Marie L. (La Fond) Van Walk. She married Kenneth C. St Marie on July 25, 1935 in Fargo, N.D. Marie and Kenneth lived in Brainerd where she was a homemaker, taught Sunday school, sang and was a church pianist for many years. She and her husband traveled in the area ministering at many places. They moved to Sauk Rapids in 1976. She was a member of Grace Bible Church in St. Cloud. She was also a volunteer for RSVP. Marie was an artist, who enjoyed singing, pastel illustrations, playing piano and guitar, baking, cooking and sewing.
Marie is survived by her sons and daughters, Ronald (Joyce) of St. Francis, Bonita St. Marie-Kochanny (Gerald) of Sherwood, Wis, Karen (Mike) Engelhart of St. Cloud, Ardys (Michael) Simmons of Hollister, Mo., and David (Diane) of Elk River; 15 grandchildren; 38 great grandchildren and 22 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Kenneth on December 4, 2003; son, Kenneth; and great-granddaughters, Ashley Simmons and Amanda St Marie.
Her family expresses deep appreciation to the staff at Country Manor for the loving professional care shown to our mother. Arrangements were entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids.