Marlene F. Graupman, 77, of Chaska
Marlene Fay Graupmann, 77, of Chaska, formerly of Hamburg, died Thursday, July 24, 2014, at Auburn Manor Home in Chaska.
Funeral services were held Thursday, July 31, at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg. The Rev. Donald Andrix officiated.
The organist was Cheryl Andrix, and special music was “The Lord’s Prayer” by soloist Todd Bentz, and “What A Wonderful World.” Congregational hymns were “Lift High the Cross” and “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.”
Pallbearers were Alex Kroells, Quinton Langworthy, David Bohlmann, Donny Bohlmann, Corey Breyer, Rick Graupmann, David Martin, Eric Will, Jeff Will, Lance Will, Pat Will and Tim Will. Interment was on Friday at the church columbarium.
Marlene Fay Will was born Aug. 12, 1936, in Westbrook Township in Cottonwood County, to Oscar and Lorna (Schultz) Will. She was baptized as an infant Sept. 13, 1936, by the Rev. H.J. Bouman and confirmed in her Christian faith as a youth on April 2, 1950, by the Rev. L.T. Wohlfeil, both at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg.
She received her education at Hamburg Public School and Emanuel Lutheran School in Hamburg, graduating with the class of 1954 at Central High School in Norwood Young America. She earned her nursing degree at Charles T. Miller School for Nursing in St. Paul.
On Sept. 28, 1957, Marlene Will was united in marriage with Loran “Lefty” Graupman by the Rev. L.T. Wohlfeil at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg. The couple was blessed with three girls, infant daughter, Jan and Jodi.
Mrs. Graupman was a lifelong dedicated nurse who truly enjoyed her work helping and serving others. Her nursing career spanned nearly 50 years, beginning at Glencoe Municipal Hospital then a dedicated employee of Ridgeview Hospital in Waconia for 34 years.
She was a lifelong member of Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg.
Mrs. Graupman was a loving mother, grandmother and dear friend to many. She enjoyed her many travels seeing the country and parts of Europe with several close friends, as well as being a snowbird in Arizona, near Jodi and her family. Her annual trip up north with her nurses “Cabin Crew” was always the highlight of the summer. She also enjoyed her many years as a Mary Kay consultant.
Mrs. Graupman enjoyed bowling and was a passionate competitor participating in many state and national bowling tournaments. She also was a very dedicated and loyal fan, being the consummate Twins, Vikings, Gophers and Hamburg Hawks town ball baseball fan! She loved sports and she loved talking about sports.
Mrs. Graupman hardly ever missed a sporting event of her daughters and siblings, always encouraging and supportive. Her highlight was being able to watch her four grandchildren participate in many baseball, basketball and softball games.
Survivors include her daughters, Jan Kroells of Chaska, and her significant other, Jonathan Aanestad, of Orono, and Jodi (Paul) Langworthy of Fountain Hills, Ariz.; four grandchildren, Alex Kroells and Allison Kroells of Chaska and Hannah Langworthy and Quinton Langworthy of Fountain Hills, Ariz.; brothers, Warren (Barb) Will of Jordan and Doug (Donna) Will of Fort Worth, Texas; sister-in-law, Doris Will of Gaylord; brothers-in-law, Robert Herrmann of Hamburg, Ernie (Jan) Breyer of Glencoe; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Oscar and Lorna Will; infant baby daughter; brother, Darryl Will; and sisters, Dianne Breyer and Sandra “Sandy” Herrmann.
Arrangements were by the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel of Norwood Young America. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.
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