Marion S. Brunner, age 73 of Belgrade, died Saturday evening, March 24, 2012 at the St. Michael Hospital in Sauk Centre. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 29, 2012 at St. Francis DeSales Catholic Church in Belgrade. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. with a rosary being prayed at 4:30pm Wednesday at the church and the visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at St. Agnes Catholic Cemetery in Rosco. Funeral arrangements are with the Johnson Funeral Home in Belgrade.
Marion Spanier-Brunner was born on May 10, 1938 in Spring Hill to Edmund and Christine (Van Drehle) Schoenberg. She attended District 21 and Melrose High School, graduating in 1956. On March 27, 1957, Marion was united in marriage to Adelbert Spanier of Lake Henry in Killian, Texas. To this union six children were born. They lived in St. Cloud for four years before moving to Foreston where they lived for 8 years. They then moved to Roscoe where they owned the grocery store for 5 years and Marion did daycare for many years. She was an active member in St. Agnes Catholic Church in Roscoe as a religion teacher and served in Catholic Aid. Together, Marion and Addie shared in 34 years of marriage before his death on Feb 9, 1992. After Addie’s death, Marion moved to St. Cloud and worked for HRA for 7 years. On April 20, 2001, Marion married Hilary Brunner in Belgrade. They made their home in Belgrade were she worked for Home Instead and later enjoyed retirement. She loved entertaining her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She also loved cooking, reading, casino’s, quilting, shopping and tending to her flowers.
Marion died on March 24, 2012 at St. Michael’s Hospital in Sauk Centre at the age of 73. She is survived by her husband, Hilary Brunner; children: Cheryl (Dave) Lieberman of Tustin, CA ; Audrey (Chuck) Reiter of Paynesville, Gail Spanier of Rockville, Greg (Margaret) Spanier of Paynesville, Amy (Gregg) Johnson of Concord, CA, and Scott (Pam) Spanier of Sartell; 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren with one on the way, 10 step-children; 22 step-grandchildren; numerous sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews and friends.
Marion was preceded in death by her husband Adelbert, her parents and 2 grandchildren.