DETROIT LAKES — Marian I. Siekas, 92, Detroit Lakes, Minn., 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 the Rev. David Peterson officiating. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call 5-7 p.m. with a service of remembrance at 7 p.m. Friday at David-Donehower Funeral Home. The visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.
Marian Ione Siekas was born Nov. 29, 1920, in Leigh, Neb., to Don and Hazel (Postle) Eggleston. She lived in Nebraska until moving to Chassell, Mich., in 1937. Marian was united in marriage to Norman Siekas July 1, 1942, in Detroit. She lived with her parents in Detroit while Norm served with the U.S. Army. In 1950, they moved to Detroit Lakes, Minn. 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 back yard, collecting recipe books and trying new recipes.
Survivors include two sons, Michael (LuAnn), of Crookston, Minn., David (Sharon), of Brainerd, Minn.; 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, Linda; and a brother, Donald “Bud” Eggleston. David-Donehower Funeral Home is serving the family.
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