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Marie Alene Starkenburg

July 16, 1918 May 12, 2013
Marie Alene Starkenburg
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Obituary for Marie Alene Starkenburg

Worthington, MN

     Marie Alene Starkenburg, age 94, was born on July 16, 1918, in George, IA, the daughter of Klaus and Amelia (Van Hauen) Klaassen.  Marie married John E. Starkenburg on January 18, 1938, in Sibley, IA.  She worked as a sales clerk in several downtown stores.  After retiring, her hobbies included cooking and she was noted for her Christmas cookie trays.  Marie enjoyed many crafts, especially dressing teddy bears.  She loved flowers and grew many in her backyard.  Marie died on Sunday, May 12, 2013, at the Maple Lawn Nursing Home in Fulda, MN. 
     Marie is survived by one daughter, Lillian (Gil) Johnsson; one brother, Vernon Klaassen, and nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, John, and a sister and brother.
     Private family services will be held Thursday, May 16, 2013, at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington, MN.  Burial will be in the Worthington Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
     Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington.

     Memorials are preferred to Good Bears of the World, PO Box 13097, Toledo, OH  43613.

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