Marie Austin of Morris, formerly of Hancock passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2018  at the West Wind Village in Morris at the age of 99.

The funeral for Marie C. Austin, of Morris, formerly of Hancock, Minnesota will be held on Friday, July 20, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris, Deacon Stan Hennen will be officiating. Visitation will be on Friday, one hour prior to services at Pedersen Funeral Home. Burial will be at St. Malachy Catholic Cemetery, Clontarf, Minnesota.

Marie Henning, daughter of Carl and Rosa (Metz) Henning was born in Adrian, Minnesota on May 24, 1919. She grew up and was educated at St. Adrian’s School. Marie was married to Jack Blair on November 10, 1936 in Adrian. The couple lived in Adrian before moving to Hancock in 1957. Jack died in 1964. She married Harold Austin in 1965. Marie continued to live in Hancock before moving to Morris; most recent she was a resident at West Wind Village.

She was a member of St. Malachy Church in Clontarf and was active in the ladies circle at church. Marie enjoyed working at the clothing bank in Hancock, crafts, quilting, and sewing for her family and friends. She was a member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary and Legion Auxiliary.

She is survived by two sons: Larry (Kathy) Blair, Spokane, WA, and Roger (Lynn) Blair, Hancock, MN; one daughter: Pat (Dan) Van Horsen, Sheldon, IA; and two brothers: Virgil (Dorie) Ripperger, Adrian, MN and Louis Ripperger, Glenwood, MN.

Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris is in charge of the funeral arrangements.


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